Boss: Chelsea full of confidence ahead of vital Newcastle clash

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo says Chelsea are in excellent spirits ahead of their vital Premier League match against Newcastle.The games are coming thick and fast for Di Matteo’s side, who are in the finals of the Champions League and FA Cup as well as being involved in a fight for a top-four finish.But they showed no signs of fatigue while walloping neighbours QPR 6-1 on Sunday and are full of confidence ahead of the Magpies’ visit.Di Matteo said: “There’s a good spirit at the moment in the dressing room and that’s connected to the positive results we’ve been getting lately.“There’s not much time between games, which is challenging but also exciting because we have so many targets to play for and it’s better to be like this than to not have targets.“Results are good so we are pleased with that. The players have been really working hard to get those results and we have to continue that because ultimately we have not achieved anything so far.“We are in a good moment. We have a good momentum going and the players are enjoying themselves when they go onto the pitch.”Click here for Tuesday’s Chelsea quizSee also: Di Matteo hopeful injured Chelsea duo will be fit for WembleyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe

first_img(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Dark matter still has “no explanation whatsoever,” and meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.Like government accountants saying “Whoops” at finding twice as much debt in their books as thought, astronomers have stumbled upon a whole population of stars that may outnumber all the known stars in the universe.  Stars flung out from galaxies constitute a “mystery sea of stars,” Science Daily says.  A Caltech rocket instrument surprised astronomers with a glow they think comes from these wanderers:Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers have detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more light than that produced by known galaxies in the universe. The discovery suggests that many such previously undetected stars permeate what had been thought to be dark spaces between galaxies, forming an interconnected sea of stars.While it’s always delightful to learn something new about space, it’s also embarrassing to find half of visible reality undiscovered till now.  “Measuring such large fluctuations surprised us, but we carried out many tests to show the results are reliable,” the study leader confessed.  The discovery means that part of the glow does not come from the first galaxies after the big bang, but is more recent:Initially some researchers proposed that this light came from the very first galaxies to form and ignite stars after the Big Bang. Others, however, have argued the light originated from stars stripped from galaxies in more recent times. CIBER was designed to help settle the debate.Fluctuations in the glow appear to be too bright to be from the first galaxies.  The light, furthermore, is too bluish:In short, Zemcov says, “although we designed our experiment to search for emission from first stars and galaxies, that explanation doesn’t fit our data very well. The best interpretation is that we are seeing light from stars outside of galaxies but in the same dark matter halos. The stars have been stripped from their parent galaxies by gravitational interactions — which we know happens from images of interacting galaxies — and flung out to large distances.“It will take more work to be sure, but that’s the best explanation they have for now.  S. H. Moseley titled his write-up of the paper in Science Magazine, “The other half of the universe?”  This may represent a case where astronomers were fooled by cosmic steganography:The history of astronomy has largely been concerned with the study of discrete objects: planets, stars, and galaxies. From such observations, we have discovered the nature and evolutionary histories of these objects. It is natural to ask whether these studies provide a comprehensive picture of the evolution of the universe, or whether large numbers of objects too faint to detect individually or intrinsically diffuse sources may be present. On page 732 of this issue, Zemcov et al. (1) present results from a study of near-infrared background light that reveal that as many as half of all stars have been stripped from galaxies in their many collisions and mergers over the history of the universe. At galactic distances, the stars are faint but can be detected in ensemble through the spatial variations in sky brightness caused by their spatial distributions. It is remarkable that such a major component of the universe could have been hiding in plain sight as an infrared background between the stars and galaxies.Although this diffuse glow is not the same as the cosmic microwave background (CMB), “The existence of such a population of sources complicates the measurement of the fluctuations from the early universe,”  Moseley says, suggesting that the BICEP team may have more worries to deal with (see 9/25/14).  So here is something majorly new after decades of the Hubble Space Telescope and other high-tech instruments scanning the skies at all wavelengths.  Moseley’s astonishment is as palpable as a bang: “It should not be easy to hide half the stars in the universe!”Mysteries and Dark SecretsThat’s not the only surprise.  Astronomers are dealing with these additional mysteries announced recently:“Mystery over monster cosmic cloud” (BBC News).  Astronomers are debating “a cosmic confrontation between a huge gas cloud and the black hole at the centre of our galaxy.”  Is it a merger?  Why should we be so lucky to see it happen?Quasar puzzle (Nature): “An infrared census of accreting supermassive black holes across a wide range of cosmic times indicates that the canonical understanding of how these luminous objects form and evolve may need to be adjusted.”“First ultraluminous pulsar: NuSTAR discovers impossibly bright dead star” (PhysOrg): A compact powerhouse with the energy of 10 million suns is not a black hole, but a pulsar.  This pulsar “takes the top prize in the weirdness category.““The mystery of pulsar rarity at the center of our galaxy” (PhysOrg):  Where are they?  “With so many stars, astronomers estimate that there should be hundreds of dead ones. But to date, scientists have found only a single young pulsar at the galactic center where there should be as many as 50.”  It seems really suspect to pose this ad hoc rescue device: “Maybe those pulsars are absent because dark matter, which is plentiful in the galactic center, gloms onto the pulsars, accumulating until the pulsars become so dense they collapse into a black hole.”  See next story.“Universe is older than it looks” (PhysOrg): Can a star be older than the universe? Explaining a “Methuselah star” requires tweaks to dark matter and dark energy theories, but “Dark energy and dark matter are, as have been discussed widely, controversial physical phenomena for which we have absolutely no explanation whatsoever,” the article whimpers.“Hungry black hole eats faster than thought possible” (PhysOrg):  Step aside, Takeru Kobayashi: a black hole 12 million light-years away “is ingesting a weight equivalent to 100 billion billion hot dogs every minute.““Dark matter: Out with the WIMPs, in with the SIMPs?” (Science Magazine and PhysOrg): Now that Weakly Interacting Massive Particles appear to be figments of astronomers’ dreams (10/06/14), how about “Strongly Interacting Massive Particles”?  Are these like Homer SIMPSon?   “Like cops tracking the wrong person, physicists seeking to identify dark matter—the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to bind the galaxies—may have been stalking the wrong particle.” Is anyone paying attention to the Keystone Cosmologists any more?  Science Daily shows how to spin-doctor an embarrassing fact into an aura of triumphal progress.Antimatter Imbalance: Stuff Happens (Science Daily): There should be equal amounts of matter and antimatter from a big bang, but there’s almost no antimatter found.  “Something must have happened to cause extra CP violation and, thus, form the universe as we know it,” Sheldon Stone, a “Distinguished Professor,” says in a tad undistinguished manner.Epic Fail: maybe it wasn’t the Higgs (PhysOrg): That particle that won its discoverers a Nobel Prize may not have been the Higgs boson, a Denmark physicist says.The revolution devours itself (Science Daily): Dark energy is swallowing up the dark matter, astronomers claim.Now that we all have increased confidence in the ability of astronomers and cosmologists to tell us how things came to be, we can rest assured that the “hard sciences” of physics, chemistry and astronomy are the best examples of solid science in the world (see, for example a confident story in Science Daily).  Relativity and quantum mechanics are the pillars of modern physics.  What could possibly go wrong?“New math and quantum mechanics: Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy” (MIT via Science Daily): The famed “Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics has stood the test of time for decades, but MIT astronomers think an older, discarded interpretation, the “pilot-wave theory,” deserves a second look.“Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way” (Live Science): The field of physics “may be turned on its head soon,” a “renowned physicist” Nima Arkani-Hamed thinks.  Why?For one, he said, the tried and true physics of relativity and quantum mechanics don’t get along well. The problem is that in some sense, the principles behind these theories seem to be impossible when physicists dig a little deeper into them, Arkani-Hamed said. Scientists run into a lot of problems when they try to apply these theories to the entirety of space and time.The two ideas are also incredibly constraining, and they make it challenging for physicists to think outside the box and develop new ideas and theories, Arkani-Hamed said.Like Murphy said, there’s never enough time to do it right the first time, but there’s always time to do it over.  At least today’s scientists aren’t as bad as the chemists who lied, prevaricated, and made up fictional “elements” back in the day (“Chemists behaving badly,” Nature).  Are they?We just thought you would like to know how trustworthy the modern culture’s purveyors of wisdom and truth can be. For some probing questions about cosmologist’s claims, with some clever unmasking of scientific pretensions, see  David Berlinski’s 2009 essay “The State of the Matter” The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays.With far too few pulsars out there, it might be worthwhile to “think outside the box” of billions of years.  In any case, think about the above headlines next time some compromising creationist praises the big bang theory, and tells you that Biblical interpretation must be built on the unimpeachable foundation of secular science.last_img read more

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: “We’re Not Going To Build A Phone”

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Facebook is a mobile company, but stop asking Mark Zuckerberg about the phone thing already.On its fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, the Facebook CEO and founder may have said the word “mobile” 1.59 billion times, but that legendary Facebook phone is just a fairy tale. “People keep on asking if we’re going to build a phone,” said Zuckerberg. “We’re not going to build a phone.”Mobile Is Just Starting To Make MoneyAnd why would it ever need to? Between Instagram and its own apps, Facebook already owns over 25% of the time that users in the U.S. spend on mobile devices. It overtook Google Maps last October as the most popular smartphone app in the U.S. According to Facebook’s Q4 earnings numbers, mobile ads on those apps are starting to pay off. Facebook Is Already On Your PhoneFacebook is already a massive mobile platform – it doesn’t need its own device or operating system to drive its mobile revenue efforts. Its ultra-sticky mobile apps are already in your hands on just about every mobile device possible, Trojan horse style. Besides, adding hardware to the mix would be beyond messy. For a cautionary tale, just look at Google’s Nexus 4 woes – and that’s coming from a company with a much deeper understanding of mobile than Facebook. Finally, Facebook says it’s plenty happy with its ongoing relationships with Android and iOS. Zuckerberg noted that the mobile team has enjoyed the deep integration that’s possible in Android’s far more open ecosystem, but that he’s been very pleased with the direct rapport between his company and Apple too. As of iOS 6, Facebook has achieved extremely deep iOS integration – for an Apple outsider, anyhow.Why would Facebook build a phone when it’s already infiltrated the lion’s share of mobile devices?It wouldn’t – so stop asking. The HTC Status is as close as we’re ever gonna get to a Facebook phone… and we all know how that went.  taylor hatmakercenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Facebook#iOS 6#smartphones#social The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


first_imgFREDDIE PRINZE JR. JOINS NANCY DREW PILOT AT CWFreddie Prinze Jr. has boarded the Nancy Drew pilot which is in the works at the CW, Variety has learned.He will play Nancy’s father, Carson Drew, who is described as a dynamic attorney who has become estranged from Nancy following the recent death of his beloved wife – but his attempts to reconnect with his daughter run aground when Nancy’s murder investigation reveals unsettling secrets from Carson’s own past. READ MORECASTING: FREDDIE PRINZE JR. TO PLAY NANCY DREW’S DAD IN CW PILOT FILMING IN VANCOUVERThe CW knows how to cast hot Dads. Freddie Prinze Jr. is cast as Nancy Drew’s estranged Dad in the CW Pilot The Haunting of Nancy Drew. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The famous girl detective is back in business with a potential new series, The Haunting of Nancy Drew, inspired by the classic Nancy Drew mysteries. READ MOREFREDDIE PRINZE JR. TO PLAY NANCY DREW’S DAD IN CW PILOTOne mystery has been solved: EW has confirmed that Freddie Prinze Jr. has been cast in the CW’s Nancy Drew pilot.Prinze will play Carson Drew, Nancy’s father, who’s described as “a dynamic attorney who has become estranged from Nancy following the recent death of his beloved wife — but his attempts to reconnect with his daughter run aground when Nancy’s murder investigation reveals unsettling secrets from Carson’s own past.” READ MORE Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Opinion With David Blatt out Cleveland Cavaliers have their new coach LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and former coach David Blatt question an official’s call on April 19 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhen David Blatt was hired to be the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in June 2014, the roster he was inheriting consisted of all-star point guard Kyrie Irving, the soon-to-be No. 1 pick in the NBA draft and a bunch of young guys and journeymen veterans who had just finished up a 33-49 season.A month later, LeBron James, arguably the best player in the league and one of the most difficult players to coach, decided to take his talents back to Cleveland to suit up for Blatt’s Cavs.Then, a little over a month after that, Cleveland decided to trade Andrew Wiggins, the player it selected with the first pick in draft and a guy who Blatt had coached all summer, to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for superstar forward Kevin Love.By the time the Cavs opened up regular-season play on Oct. 30, 2014, against the New York Knicks, Cleveland had transformed its roster from one of the worst in the league to one that was expected to win multiple championships.All of this pressure was put on the 56-year-old Blatt, who, despite his great success in Europe, had never coached in the NBA, did not have any relationships with current NBA players or coaches, and had not even lived in the United States since the early 1980s when he moved to Israel.An argument could be made that this man was the worst possible choice Cleveland could have made to coach James, Irving and Love.But the fact of the matter is that Blatt was not hired to coach the team that ended up taking the floor on opening night last season. When James and Love are added to your team, the entire complexion of it changes.Fast forward several months to the playoffs and the roster had changed yet again with trade acquisitions Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Blatt ended up leading the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, where the team came just two wins short of its first title in franchise history. Many would argue that James and the rest of the gang could have done it with or without Blatt, but, nonetheless, he did coach his team to the finals in his first year.That first year was filled with constant scrutiny from the media, fans and even players. When the Cavs lost, Blatt was given most of the blame, and when they won, he was given no credit. Despite all of this, he never complained and continued to encourage and praise his team and superstar James. Many will point to Blatt’s failure to challenge James as one of the reasons he was fired. But realistically, James has not allowed any coach to challenge him since he was in high school. These same critics of Blatt say that new Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, who basically stole Blatt’s seat on the bench, will be more successful because of his plans to challenge James and the rest of the Cavs’ star players. Lue being a former player — something James has supposedly always wanted in a coach — is pointed to as the reason he will be able to be tougher than his predecessor. The reality is this: Lue was a below-average NBA player, and the players on this Cavs team might respect him more than Blatt but not enough to drastically change the way they play.  Their play and demeanor has been — and will continue — to be determined by their true leader: James. Blatt’s track record shows that he is a good coach, just not the right one for this team. The Cavaliers have their coach, and he wears No. 23. read more

Mourinho already impressed by Rashford

first_imgMarcus Rashford has had a difficult situation at Manchester United lately as he hasn’t been playing that much this season and he has been struggling to secure his regular spot in the starting eleven.However, José Mourinho claimed that he has been already impressed a lot by Marcus Rashford and the young forward doesn’t have to prove anything to him as he has already done enough to show his real qualities.The Portuguese coach spoke about Rashford and also his opinion on Paul Pogba, according to maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“No. To impress me? He impresses me. That’s the reason why he was selected for every match of the season — absolutely every match of the season, and that’s why he played in so many of them, so he doesn’t need to leave to play or to need anything.”“I think he (Pogba) is going to be here next season. That’s my feeling. I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave and that the club doesn’t want to sell him, and I can give the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him or his agent or from any club. So at this moment, for me, he’s staying, yes.”last_img read more

Hummels on Sane He cant expect the same status as Muller

first_imgMats Hummels believes that it is wrong for a young player like Leroy Sane to expect to be regarded on the same status as the likes of Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil in the Germany squadThe Manchester City winger was shockingly left out of Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup at Russia after having an outstanding campaign in the Premier League this season, which had seen the 22-year-old being crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year.However, Sane has yet to find the back of the net for Germany in his 12 appearances for the senior side and had a disappointing display in last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Austria.In light of this, head coach Joachim Low elected not to select Sane for the World Cup this summer.The 58-year-old has been criticised for the decision, but Hummels has backed Low and instead criticised the attitude of the younger generation.“Leroy Sane has not the same standing as Thomas Muller or Mesut Ozil,” said the defender, according to SportsKeeda.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Sometimes it takes time to have the same standing in the national team as in your club.“It is noticeable that the guys coming up from youth ranks – at Bayern too – are different guys to 10, 12 years ago.“That is the new generation. They are characterised by a different behaviour, like on social media.“I was always the youngest one in my team and I had to carry the goals. That is simply normal. Nowadays you notice some 18-year-olds don’t understand why they have to do this.“I didn’t talk a single word in the Bayern locker room during the first weeks. I only talked to Stephan Furstner and Michael Rensing because I knew them from the second team.“To everyone else I maybe said ‘hello’, but today everything is faster and after one week players behave like they’ve already played three years for the team.”last_img read more

Kjaer Sevilla do not fear Messi or Barcelona

first_imgSevilla defender Simon Kjaer insists that they hold no fear towards Lionel Messi or Barcelona ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown in La LigaLos Rojiblancos are the surprise leaders of La Liga on 16 points after the opening eight games of this season following Barcelona and Real Madrid’s struggles.But Sevilla’s one-point advantage over Barcelona at the top of the standings could change on Saturday ahead of their match at the Camp Nou.The reigning champions are the only side to have scored more goals than Sevilla this season with Messi netting six of those 19 goals and adding a further four assists.But Kjaer insists that Sevilla are not afraid of facing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner or the rest of the Barcelona squad this weekend.“Are there any more words in the world to use to describe Messi? He is simply a fantastic player, and when he hits his best level, it is extremely difficult to stop him,” Kjaer told SportsMax.“You can’t man-mark Messi, because Barcelona have so many other great players that they will just take advantage of the extra space you leave for them.“You have to defend collectively against Messi and reduce the spaces he can work in – and that way try to make sure that he will not have his best game against you.“Again, it is a pleasure – and to me basically the best thing in football – to play against the greatest teams and the greatest players. And try to beat them.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The last time Sevilla defeated Barcelona came in 2015 and it’s been eight years since they tasted victory at the Camp Nou.“You can’t go to Camp Nou with fear in your mind, because then you will get destroyed,” Kjaer added.“You have to believe in yourself as a team – believe in the way you play football. So no, we don’t fear them but obviously, we respect them as one of the greatest teams in the world.“Having said that, it is our job to make sure that they don’t reach their maximum level against us. And that we reach ours.“You have to make Barca uncomfortable and challenge them with your game plan, so that they have to focus on playing both ways – and not only attacking the opponent. Parking the bus is not an option at Camp Nou. Then you will lose nine out of 10 times.”Una imagen vale más que mil palabras 🙉 Gracias a todos los que nos ayudáis en el día a día para que podamos daros esta alegría a [email protected] los sevillistas. Disfrutad— Pablo Machín (@pablomachindiez) October 7, 2018last_img read more

Leicester City new chairmans heartfelt message to his dad

first_imgAfter the accident that claimed the life of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday, his son Aiyawatt vowed to keep his legacy alive at Leicester City.This week has been incredibly challenging for all the Leicester City family after the sudden death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha last Saturday, his son Aiyawatt will be the one who had the choice to continue with the work that his father did and he confirmed it through his social media account on Instagram.In a post he made after the massive wake in his father’s honor, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha penned a heartfelt remembrance of his father’s huge impact in all the Leicester City family and in society as well.There was a lot of speculation about what Aiyawatt would take after this horrible tragedy, some people believed that he wouldn’t have the strength to continue as the club’s chairman now that his father is gone.But Aiyawatt, clarified all doubts about this and confirmed that he will attempt to continue his father’s legacy with the Foxes and even try to improve in many of the areas where he thinks there is room for improvement.💙— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 29, 2018Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha wrote the following statement: “Today, he has left me with a legacy to continue and I will do everything I can to carry on his big visions and dreams,” he wrote.“From him, I have received a very big mission and legacy to pass on and I intend to do just that. I know that I will receive the support I need to make this happen and I am so grateful for all your messages and kind words.”“I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming support. What happened made me realize how important my dad was to many people all over the world and I’m touched by how many people kept him close to their hearts.”“I’m extremely proud to have such an extraordinary father. My family and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your sincere kindness and good intentions during the most difficult time for us.”“I miss you dad, with all of my heart.””I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming support.”— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 31, 2018Leicester City had a Carabao Cup match against Southampton at King Power Stadium last Tuesday but it was postponed for obvious reasons.However, the club has announced that the upcoming Premier League match at Cardiff is going to be played and the show must go on for the Foxes.The whole rest of the season has transformed into a real objective for Leicester City, as all the players have vowed to complete a fantastic season in memory of the former chairman who passed away last Saturday, as well as the other four passengers of the helicopter that crashed outside of King Power Stadium.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Reading the words of Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha makes you get a little perspective of life as it is, sometimes you have all your loved ones with you and the next day they are gone without even expecting it.Leicester City will continue to play in this competition for as long as they can keep getting the positive results, but we hope that Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha can find the willpower to keep improving the club and not let his father’s incredible legacy die.Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah have been at King Power Stadium today to pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 30, 2018During the wake outside of King Power Stadium, all the Leicester City players attended the ceremony in which a large part of the community wanted to accompany the Srivaddhanaprabha family in their sorrow.Out of all the players who were present during the wake, Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy were especially hurt during the whole ceremony and both of them couldn’t stop crying.When Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha approached both of them to give them a hug, it was evident that both players were really hurt by the passing of his father and wanted to let him know how much they feel for the chairman’s unexpected loss.The players are going to have to make the same effort that Aiyawatt will, in order to at least fight to keep Leicester City in top-flight football for many years to come, that’s what Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha would’ve wanted.Se enchina la piel:Aficionados del Leicester City se reunieron afuera del estadio en honor al presidente del club, quien murió en un accidente de helicóptero.“Champions of England, you made us sing that!””¡Campeones de Inglaterra, tú nos hiciste cantar eso!”⚽😭— Ale Padín (@ale_padin) October 31, 2018How do you think the loss of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will affect Leicester City’s performance in the Premier League? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Huesca interested in signing Lunin on loan

first_imgSD Huesca are reportedly interested in a deal to sign to bring Andriy Lunin to the club from Real Madrid on loan, according to Marca.Madrid had hoped the Ukrainian shot-stopper’s loan spell with Leganes would provide him the opportunity of more first-team football, yet Leganes are believed to be in the market for alternative options.During his loan spell with Los Pepineros, the 19-year-old played just two league games and, with the club unlikely to overcome a 3-0 first leg defeat in the Copa del Rey, chances of Lunin getting more opportunities to play for the remainder of the campaign look very bleak.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.In his pre-match press conference on Friday, Leganes manager Mauricio Pellegrino made clear that his team were in the market for a new goalkeeper, and this suggests that the departure of Lunin is a possibility, as many may have thought when the transfer window opened this month.Axel Werner has spent the first half of the season on loan at Huesca from Atletico Madrid, but he’s expected to return to the Spanish capital this month.Aleksandar Jovanovic joined the newly promoted LaLiga side in the summer and he has proven not to be the answer to the team’s goalkeeping problems, and it seems as though a deal for Lunin could help the club in their fight against the drop.last_img read more