Dylan Hartley has reportedly agreed fresh terms with Northampton Saints.
The England captain was also appointed the Saint’ skipper for the second time.Hartley has 86 caps for the English team but has almost three times more in his 12 year stay at Franklin’s Gardens.
“After completing my 11th year at Franklin’s Gardens last season I was delighted when the club suggested extending my time here. I’m very proud to be offered an opportunity to continue playing and being part of such a great club,” the 31-year old revealed.
He said he was happy to have been approached about leading the Saints. He praised the timing of the offer, promising to give the “challenge” his best. Hartley opines that the “valuable experience” in the squad would drive the team forward this year and help them remain competitive as they hope to land trophies. Continue Reading “DYLAN HARTLEY SIGNS NEW NORTHAMPTON SAINTS DEAL”
David Barnes has been appointed the new Rugby Football Union (RFU) head of discipline. The former England Saxons, Newcastle and Bath star is to take over from Gerard McEvilly. The 40-year old is expected to resume in the new capacity in about a week.
Barnes has been with the RFU since 2014, working in a citing officer role. He worked on appointments for the Premiership, Greene King IPA Championship and World Rugby. He was the former chair of the Rugby Players’ Association before he assumed the role of rugby operations director. Continue Reading “BARNES RFU NEW HEAD OF DISCIPLINE”
Ronaldinho claims that the talent within Lionel Messi was apparent from day one. Barcelona have been lucky enough to enjoy the services of great players like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi in succession.
While Ronaldinho was on his way out, the club witnessed Messi emerging from the youth team. It was straightaway apparent that the young Argentine was going to be something special, but few would have imagined him to go on and emulate worldwide successes in the last couple of years. Messi is even regarded at a level of Diego Maradona or Pele due to his achievements in the game.
While Ronaldinho would also have been capable of achieving the same heights given his astronomical talent, he has not been able to provide the same kind of application as Messi. Ronaldinho has targeted more on enjoying his life whereas Messi has put a lot of dedication into making him even better and keeping him in the best possible shape. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho Recalls First Meeting with Lionel Messi at Barcelona”
The agent and brother of Ronaldinho Gaucho, Roberto Assis has recently confirmed that the 36 year old player is not going to be joining Chapecoense but that they will be helping the Brazilian club as much as they can.
The 1rst team squad of Chapecoense suffered a devastating accident on November of 2016 where almost the entire team died in a plane crash as the team was on their way to perform in the 2016 Sudamericana Finals but they never arrived as the LaMia Airlines Flight ran out of fuel due to leakage and crashed.
After this unfortunate news made its way to the world, Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme stated that they would offer their services for free as a way to help out the Brazilian club but now the agent of Ronaldinho says that he will not be able to do that but will help out as in any other way. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho will not be joining Chapecoense”
Adriano Galliani is someone who has a long association with AC Milan after having been at the club for more than 30 years.
He was part of the setup at the club under Silvio Berlusconi, who took charge of the club in 1986. AC Milan will be undergoing a change of ownership for the first time in more than 30 years, as they welcome Chinese investors to the setup. Milan’s new owners have already brought in former Inter Milan as the new general manager. Marco Fassone will be the club’s new general manager. He will be appointed once the club complete the takeover process next month.
The future of Galliani is one of the most discussed aspects since he will be going out of Milan after a long time. He was a major reason behind the numerous success achieved by the club over the years. In recent years, though, his contribution has been highly critical since he has been able to keep the club going despite heavy financial burden. Continue Reading “Adriano Galliani Unsure of Future after AC Milan”
Ronaldinho is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, and many of his fans regret the fact that the Brazilian did not manage to fulfil his potential.
He was untouchable for a couple of years and he has gone on to win major honours like the Champions League and the World Cup. This coupled with the tag of being one of the greatest players ever would possibly make Ronaldinho a happy person, but he says that one of his biggest regrets is not being able to play alongside Lionel Messi for a long time.
Messi came through the ranks at Barcelona during the 2007 season and Ronaldinho ended up leaving the club in 2008 when Pep Guardiola was appointed as the manager. As a result, the two played with each other only for a very little period of time. Since then, Messi has gone on to emulate the achievements of Ronaldinho and many other great players during the last decade. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho Regrets Not Playing with Messi Often”