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Chelsea loanee Ola Aina on The School of John Terry

Postby chanoudom » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:29 am

Chelsea loanee Ola Aina on The School of John Terry

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sbobet ninja The sight of John Terry in the claret and blue of Aston Villa has bewildered many this season.

None more so than Hull right-back and Chelsea loanee Ola Aina, who faces off against his old mentor this weekend.

Aina, a 21 year-old right-back, has been on Chelsea's books since 2007 and has grown up with Terry as his role model for breaking into the first-team.

Reflecting on what Terry taught him in their decade at Chelsea together, Aina said: "I learnt a lot to be honest, on and off the field. Mainly on the field though. He's a world-class defender and he's taught me various things, especially having some time last season with him.

"Just be honest on the pitch. He told me to work to the best of my ability and be confident in what I do all the time. That will always stick with me and the many other young defenders he's schooled and taught."

Aina made his Chelsea debut in their 2016 EFL Cup win over Bristol Rovers and was replaced by Terry in the 77th minute.

"It was [surreal]. A standing ovation. I thought it was for me at first, but obviously it was for JT. I was being replaced by a club legend and it was a nice feeling to get a debut and then be replaced by him", said Aina.

He added: "Any team would be lucky to have JT. He brings that leadership, that winning mentality all the time, every day. Just having someone like that on the pitch is a confidence booster for everyone. sbobet ninja

"I've been privileged enough to be in that position and Aston Villa now are lucky to have him. His presence alone can drive a team onwards."

Aina made his Hull debut against Terry's Villa on the opening weekend of the season - an alien experience for the Chelsea loanee.

He said: "I've always seen John Terry on the training pitch. If he's not on my team he's on the other team on the training pitch, so to see him in a different shirt and battle and compete against him was a bit funny for me. I ended up marking him in the box.

"I could tell that when you cross the line, there's no friends. He's here to do a job first and foremost. But afterwards, he came up to me and said hello and asked how I was doing and getting on. That's the right way."

The Nigeria international is on loan at Hull with two other Chelsea hopefuls: Fikayo Tomori, who has been with the Blues since 2005, and centre-back Michael Hector.

He said: "To be with the other two Chelsea lads has been great for me as well. It's made settling in a lot easier, even though there's a good bunch of lads here already." sbobet ninja
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It’s really happening: A deal for Kyle Bartley is reportedly

Postby chanoudom » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:13 am

It’s really happening: A deal for Kyle Bartley is reportedly in the works

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sbobet asian One of the biggest mistakes of the summer transfer window was the lack of a proven central defender being brought into Leeds to replace the departed Kyle Bartley, who was recalled to his parent club, Swansea City. And while Matthew Pennington was brought in from Everton, the young defender has failed to make a significant impact while at Leeds United.

It appears, however, that Leeds have decided to replace Kyle Bartley two transfer windows too late, but with what has to be a fantastic development for fans of the club. Leeds are reportedly in talks with Swansea to make a permanent move for Bartley during this upcoming transfer window.

Bartley hasn’t had a great season for Swansea, as he suffered a knee injury in August, and didn’t feature in the squad until January. He’s only made four appearances in the Premier League this season. Swansea has also had a stressful season in the Premier League, as the club has struggled around the relegation zone for much of the season. sbobet asian

Bartley is reportedly open to a move back to Leeds, where he and Pontus Jansson formed one of the best centre-back partnerships in the Championship during the 2016-17 season. Not only has the club missed his commanding presence in the backline, Jansson hasn’t been nearly as consistent without Bartley as his partner in the back. Leeds have also sorely missed his leadership this past season, as the team often crumbled when things started to go sour during matches.

With some of the speculation surrounding the future of Pontus Jansson, hopefully a move for his former centre-back partner will help to convince the big Swede to stay at Elland Road, with an effort to recapture the magic that helped propel the club to the cusp of the playoffs and a shot at a return to the Premier League. Lots of rumours will be swirling around the club in the next few months, so let’s all hope this one turns out being one that comes true. sbobet asian
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Brighton in talks to sign Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma

Postby chanoudom » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:42 am

Brighton in talks to sign Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma

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3mbetBrighton are in talks with Lille over a deal to sign Yves Bissouma, Sky Sports News understands.The club are keen to bring the promising Mali midfielder to the south coast and add an athletic box-to-box to midfielder to their team. 3mbet

Reports in France claim a deal in the region of £17.7m is close to being agreed but Sky Sports News understands that is not the case.Sky Sports News reported earlier this summer Bissouma was also of interest to Tottenham and Everton.Fulham were also keen on the 21-year-old before they signed Jean Michael Seri from Nice earlier this week. 3mbet
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