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first_imgJoseph Duffy has predicted a 1st round KO for Conor McGregor.Donegal UFC star Joseph Duffy is eyeing a summer return to the Octagon as he looks to get back to winning ways.Duffy made his UFC debut last March in Dallas – and produced a sensational 1st round KO.He followed that up at the UFC event in Glasgow in July – with another early KO. That led to a headline bout against Dustin Poirier in Dublin in October, but Duffy sustained concussion in sparring and was forced to pull out of the fight.The re-scheduled fight was fixed for January 2nd in Las Vegas, but unfortunately Duffy lost narrowly in a real battle with Poirier.Duffy lost the fight on points, but as always was humble in defeat, and said he would learn from it and move forward.He decided to take a short sabbatical from the cage – but is now eyeing a summer return. Duffy the last fighter to inflict defeat on UFC megastar McGregor is also predicting that the Notorious will KO Nate Diaz in their fight later tonight in Vegas.Duffy said, “I’m not sure at the minute. I’m taking one step at a time. I’ve kind of left it in Firas’ hands, whenever he thinks I’m ready to come back. “I kind of leave my career in the hands of my coaches, Firas and Eric. I trust their judgment. But I think that we are talking Summer.“ “I think Conor knocks him out in the first round. Diaz is game but I think his style really plays into the fight. To be honest, if it finished in first 30 seconds, I wouldn’t be surprised.”DUFFY EYES SUMMER RETURN – AND BACKS MCGREGOR FOR 1ST ROUND KO was last modified: March 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DefeatdonegalJoseph DuffyReturnsummerUFClast_img read more

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Who is Aleksandr Golovin? Chelsea and Arsenal target starring for Russia profiled

By on December 26, 2019

first_img 3 What position does he play?Golovin is an attacking midfielder who can also play on the either wing or in a deeper, central midfield position. For Russia, he has recently been alternated between the attacking midfield and left-wing positions. The home nation don’t possess much creative talent and so will be looking to the 22-year-old for inspiration in attack.What is his playing style?The Russian has attracted attention as a pacy attacking midfielder, unafraid to take on opposition defenders. Golovin’s dribbling ability is one of the main assets he will undoubtedly look to use in order to trouble Saudi Arabia. Golovin caught the eye for Russia against Saudi ArabiaWho is Aleksandr Golovin?Born on May 30, 1996 in the town of Kaltan, south central Russia, Golovin played futsal in his early years before joining FC Novokuznetsk as a 13-year-old.Who does he play for?Three years after joining FC Novokuznetsk, Golovin moved on to CSKA Moscow and broke through in the UEFA Youth League. He made his debut for the first team in 2014, aged just 18, and has since gone on to establish himself as a key player in the side. For Russia, he made his debut as a 19-year-old and now has 19 caps, with two goals. Golovin appeared at Euro 2016 and the 2017 Confederations Cup, making three appearances in both tournaments. Aleksandr Golovin has thrust himself into the limelight thanks to two assists and a fantastic free-kick in Russia’s 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening game.The 22-year-old midfielder is reportedly a wanted man, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus among the clubs rumoured to be targeting him.And after his starring role, it’s easy to see why. Golovin takes on France’s N’Golo Kante center_img 3 Golovin attempts to dribble out of troubleHow was his 2017/18 season?In 2017/18, Aleksandr Golovin developed into one of his team’s star men. The Russian midfielder played 43 times for CSKA, scoring seven goals, recording six assists and picking up an impressive 13 yellow cards. His side finished second in the Russian Premier League, were knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League, quarter-finals of the Europa League and round-of-32 of the Russian Cup.Which clubs are interested in signing him?Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Golovin, but it appears Juventus are leading the race for the midfielder, who is also being monitored by Monaco. This could all change after some impressive appearances at the World Cup.Watch more: 3last_img read more

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