/trans/ + /epl/ - Mou's 100th Home League Game Edition
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>13:30 BST: Southampton v Norwich City
>16:00 BST: Swansea City v Manchester United
Today's transfer news:
>Bayern Munich have joined Paris St-Germain in trying to sign Everton defender Seamus Coleman, 26. (Daily Star Sunday)
>Manchester United are refusing to lower their £30m valuation of Real Madrid target David De Gea. (Sunday Mirror)
>But Real Madrid are putting the details in place to present the 24-year-old Spain goalkeeper as a new signing on Tuesday. (AS)
>Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is employing a former Bayern Munich medic in an effort to get fit enough for the Premier League. (Sunday Mirror)
>West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, has not given up hope of completing a move to Spurs before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday. (Sunday Telegraph)
>Barcelona's Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, 27, is a target for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is keen to strengthen his squad with the former Arsenal and West Ham player. (Sun on Sunday)
>Arsenal are monitoring Leicester City's 24-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez. (Daily Star Sunday)
>Meanwhile, Leicester are close to securing a deal for 31-year-old Bayern Munich and Brazil defender Dante. (Sunday People)
>However, Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri has played down the possibility of signing Inter Milan's 28-year-old Japan left-back Yuto Nagatomo. (Leicester Mercury)
>West Ham are considering a move for Hull City's Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic, 30. (Mail on Sunday)
>Inter Milan are ready to secure a £6m deal to take 24-year-old striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool. (Mail on Sunday)
>Liverpool have told Portugal Under-21 defender Tiago Ilori, 22, that he will not be sent out on loan for a third consecutive season. (Times)
>Pundit Mark Lawrenson says Liverpool need to learn to "tough it out" after their defeat by West Ham on Saturday. (Liverpool Echo)
A serious assessment of Hayne from an Aussie
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Sup /sp/. Matt here.
As an Aussie who actually followed handegg before Hayne came over, and as someone who watched Hayne play for years in Australia before he left, I feel like I have the most authority when it comes to judging Hayne's ability to make in in the NFL.
And the cold, hard, undeniable truth is this: Hayne isn't good enough.
This will offend Australia, but it can't be denied. I remember when I first got into handegg, I marveled at how athletic they all were. The backs moved with such speed and agility and could step at pace with ease. Hayne on the other hand was never on this level to begin with, but even so lost a lot of the speed he did have in the last 3 or 4 years due to age and injury. I knew he wouldn't be athletic enough to cut it in the NFL because he didn't have the sheer explosive power required.
Hayne's best quality in his previous sport was that he had the ability to force a defender to make a decision, and then react to it at the LAST possible moment (ie when the defender has committed to their decision and cannot possibly pull out). This is what you saw last week with his punt returns, especially his 2nd return where the first guy to get to him threw his whole body into it and dived at the lower body, and Hayne stepped him with ease after he dived. Hayne has a decent sidestep, and this will allow him to make good yardage against scrubs in the pre-season. The actual elite players in the NFL aren't retards, and are simply too fast, athletic and intelligent to fall for Hayne's bullshit.
But on top of all that, the 49ers also have one of the hardest schedules in the league. Can you imagine an Australian player from another sport on offense against the fucking Seahawks defense, TWICE? Hint: It would be hilarious.
I know this is going to infuriate a lot of retarded Ausfailians who don't actually know what they're talking about when it comes to handegg, but the NFL athletes are just on a completely different level, and Hayne cannot compete.