Brentford boss Thomas Frank speaks out on future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Said Benrahma

first_imgBrentford boss Thomas Frank speaks out on future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Said Benrahma Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 7:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Advertisement Said Benrahma’s performances have helped take Brentford to the brink of promotion to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Brentford manager Thomas Frank admits it is only ‘natural’ a player of Said Benrahma’s ability is being linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea, but insists the player is happy with the Championship club. The performances of the Algeria international have played a pivotal role in the Bees’ promotion charge. With two games of the Championship season remaining, the ambitious west London club remain in with a shout of reaching the Premier League for the first time in their history following a run of eight successive victories. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has already added Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to his forward line ahead of next season but was last week linked with a move for the former Nice winger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Algerian Messi’ was earlier this week also linked with a move to Arsenal who will be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer. Frank, however, insists the player remains fully focused on the task at hand ahead of this weekend’s must-win fixture at Stoke.ADVERTISEMENT‘I haven’t heard anything from my co-directors of sport,’ he said. ‘I don’t know anything and if I haven’t been told anything then I don’t think it’s true. It’s a rumour. Saïd Benrahma – that is sensational! ✨What a goal from Brentford’s star man! 🔥🎯— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) July 11, 2020 Man Utd v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:05FullscreenMan Utd v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal target Brentford winger Said Benrahma as Chelsea open talksMORE: Brentford winger Said Benrahma ‘congratulated’ on Chelsea transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. ‘He’s enjoying his football at Brentford and we’ve a big aim to go for so I think it’s easy to know this isn’t true.’‘No, he is fine,’ he added when asked whether the speculation is likely to turn the head of Brentford’s prize asset. ‘It won’t affect him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If we’re doing well in the Championship – and you get it with any club that is doing well – players attract attention. That is natural.’Benrahma, 24, joined Brentford two seasons ago from Nice and is valued at around £35million. Advertisementlast_img read more

Selection Sunday 2019: Show time, TV channel, live stream for NCAA Tournament bracket reveal

first_imgIt’s almost time for March Madness to start.At this time of the season, not everyone stands an equal chance of making the 2019 NCAA Tournament field. Some are guaranteed an at-large bid, while others will have to rely on winning their conference tournament game to make it in. The games will be broadcast on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, with the Final Four (April 6) and national championship game (April 8) on CBS.A full breakdown of the 2019 tournament schedule with dates and locations for each round is listed below.MARCH MADNESS 2019:Bubble team tracker | List of automatic bids2019 NCAA Tournament scheduleRoundSiteDatesFirst FourDayton, OhioMarch 19-20First/Second roundsHartford, Conn.March 21, 23First/Second roundsSalt Lake CityMarch 21, 23First/Second roundsDes Moines, IowaMarch 21, 23First/Second roundsJacksonville, Fla.March 21, 23First/Second roundsTulsa, Okla.March 22, 24First/Second roundsColumbus, OhioMarch 22, 24First/Second roundsColumbia, S.C.March 22, 24First/Second roundsSan Jose, Calif.March 22, 24South RegionalLouisville, Ky.March 28, 30West RegionalAnaheim, Calif.March 28, 30East RegionalWashington, D.C.March 29, 31Midwest RegionalKansas City, Mo.March 29, 31Final FourMinneapolisApril 6National championshipMinneapolisApril 8 MORE: Watch the NCAA Tournament selection show with fuboTV (7-day trial)That said, everyone’s goal remains the same: to be among the 68 teams announced on Selection Sunday.Here’s everything to know about how to follow Selection Sunday 2019, including how to watch the selection show live on TV and stream online.When is Selection Sunday 2019?Selection Sunday will take place March 17, 2019, the third Sunday of the month. The 2019 NCAA Tournament’s selection show starts at 6 p.m. ET, and the full field of 68 will be revealed by region — a departure from alphabetical order last year. CBS is changing its format this year amid criticism and sharp viewership drop in 2018. Selection Sunday show TV channel, live streamThe 2019 NCAA Tournament’s hourlong selection show will be broadcast nationally on CBS, a change from TBS in 2018. You can watch a live stream of the selection show online with NCAA March Madness Live, available here, or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trail.Greg Gumbel will host the show in studio, joined by analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis breaking down the field. Selection committee chair Bernard Muir will join the group for a live interview to discuss the bracket after the reveal is completed.The show will shift to CBS’s social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for the final hour.MORE: SN’s updated March Madness 2019 bracket projectionsPrintable 2019 NCAA Tournament bracketYou can get a blank, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out during the Selection Sunday show. Sporting News will update the bracket with tournament teams following the show. Here is Sporting News’ latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection.NCAA Tournament 2019 selection formatThe NCAA announced changes to its selection process for 2019. For the first time, the selection committee will be using the NCAA Evaluation Tool, also called NET, as the primary evaluation tool for seeding the March Madness bracket. It replaces the controversial RPI system used since 1981.Still confused? Check out Sporting News’ Net rankings 101 explaining the new process.When is March Madness 2019?March Madness starts with the “First Four” games on March 19-20. Those games will take place in Dayton, Ohio. The first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament begins March 21.last_img read more