Mikel offers to assist Lampard

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Anjorin: I’ll fight for shirt in Chelsea except there’s a tempting loan offer Former Chelsea player John Obi Mikel has expressed his thoughts about former teammate Frank Lampard and his new role at Stamford Bridge.In the summer, Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager following the departure of Maurizio Sarri, and Mikel said he’s very happy for him.The Nigerian international said his former Chelsea teammates were expecting John Terry to reach the highest level first as a manager but Lampard has managed to edge ahead him, as quoted via 61 Saat: “I am very happy for Frank. When we were playing at Chelsea, we are expecting that John Terry and he would be very good managers, but we were expecting Terry to reach that level first. But Lampard made a big step.“His arrival at Chelsea means the club are caring for their legends. I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire. I hope he will be successful at Chelsea for many more years. I also want to see John Terry in similar jobs in the future because he was our leader on the pitch.”After impressing for Derby County last season, Lampard was given the Chelsea job after just 12 months as a manager. Without being able to bring in new players due to the London club’s transfer ban, the former England international has done a decent job since his return.Mikel made 372 appearances for Chelsea in 11 years and won the Champions League with the Blues in 2012.Tags: Frank Lampardlast_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: Ray Featherston, Paschal Chukwu’s host brother, to walk-on with Orange

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ He will join Syracuse’s sizable contingent of walk-ons that includes sophomores Evan Dourdas, Adrian Autry Jr., Ky Feldman, Shaun Belbey and Jonathan Radner, junior Mike Sutton and senior Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye.The Orange currently has eight scholarship players on its roster, including seniors Tyler Roberson, Dajuan Coleman and John Gillon, sophomores Tyler Lydon, Frank Howard and Chukwu and freshmen Tyus Battle and Matthew Moyer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Ray Featherston, the host brother of Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu, will be a walk-on for the Orange this season, SU Athletics confirmed Friday morning.Featherston attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut and played point guard in his final high school season. Prior to the 2015-2016 school year, he attended Fairfield Prep in Connecticut, the same high school Chukwu played two seasons at before committing to Providence. Featherston, a 5-foot-9 point guard, tore his ACL on Dec. 30, 2014, and missed the remainder of what would be his final season with the Jesuits. Published on June 10, 2016 at 10:35 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Related Stories 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu will help Syracuse basketball, even in his redshirt yearA Malachi Richardson impostor spent a day fooling everybody: ‘I got catfished in person’Syracuse men’s basketball attendance drops 10 percent but SU still finishes 2nd in NCAA reportSyracuse basketball recruiting: Turkish 7-foot star Omer Yurtseven picks North Carolina State over the OrangeSyracuse basketball recruiting: 2016 forward Taurean Thompson reportedly down to 3 schoolslast_img read more

Amari Cooper: Move from Oakland to Dallas ‘definitely necessary’

first_img Brett Favre’s grandson meets favorite quarterback Aaron Rodgers Ezekiel Elliott to discuss Las Vegas incident with Roger Goodell, report says “I don’t think it was a good fit for me,” Cooper said. “I don’t think I was really able to showcase my skills there for whatever reasons, I’ll call it extenuating circumstances. But for whatever reason, I wasn’t able to reach my heights and I kind of knew that I needed to be gone in order to do some of the things that I wanted to do as an NFL player…”I felt like there are things that I wanted to do out there on the field during the games, certain plays that I wanted to be called and certain routes that I wanted to run that just weren’t a part of the game plan.” “Yeah. Whatever the circumstances may be, there are certain reasons why one place might not work for a guy and another place will,” Cooper said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think the change of scenery was really necessary. I really, honestly, don’t think if I would’ve stayed with the Raiders last season that I would’ve been able to flourish and reach some heights that I was able to reach as a Cowboy. It was definitely necessary.”Cooper led the Cowboys with 725 yards on 53 catches and had six touchdowns during the regular season despite only playing in nine games for Dallas. He added 171 receiving yards and a score in the postseason. On the other hand, he had just 280 yards on 22 catches with one touchdown through six games for the Raiders. Related Newscenter_img Amari Cooper is convinced he wouldn’t have been able to put up the numbers he did in 2018 had he not moved from Oakland to Dallas.In a recent interview with Pro Football Talk, the Cowboys wide receiver discussed his transition after being traded in October and how it ultimately made him a better player without revealing too much detail as to why it just didn’t work with the Raiders. Cooper is entering the final year of his rookie contract but reiterated last month that financial status isn’t important to him and he isn’t striving to become one of the league’s highest-paid players as he assured his new deal will get done eventually.”It really doesn’t matter to me — not even thinking about that,” Cooper said at the time. “I’m just more focused on how I play and how I approach the game, the type of work that I put in. I really want to play well. I think everything starts with that.”If you play good football, you’re going to be around for a long time. I do want to be a Dallas Cowboy for a long time. I love the organization. I love everything we have going on.”last_img read more