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Brand Moves for Friday September 18

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Toyota, the world’s second-largest carmaker, will begin testing the plan to fit ...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Japan, Florida, London, Advertising, US, Alabama, NFL, Tesla, United States, Comcast, Tottenham Hotspur, Federal Communications Commission, Fifa, Marriott


‘Win-win’ says Klopp as Thiago adds new dimension to Liverpool

London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp hailed Thiago Alcantara as one of the few players in the world that can improve Liverpool after the Spaniard joined from Bayern Munich on Friday. Widely regarded as one of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Thiago


‘Be more forthright’, Man Utd great Neville tells players

London (AFP) – Footballers should be allowed to speak their minds rather than being forced to act as PR machines, says Manchester United and England great Gary Neville. The 45-year-old, a member of Alex Ferguson’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, Gary Neville, Afp, Neville, AFP Footballers


Talented Thiago offers fresh dimension to Liverpool

London (AFP) – Liverpool have signalled their intent to build on a first league title for 30 years with the signing of a serial winner in Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago Alcantara. At 29, the Spanish... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Thiago, AFP Liverpool


Liverpool sign Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara

London (AFP) – Liverpool signed Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for a reported fee of £20 million ($26 million) on Friday. Thiago agreed a “long-term contract” with the Premier League champions after deciding... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Thiago, AFP Liverpool


Lampard says he has ‘respect’ for Klopp despite jibes

London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he has “huge respect” for Jurgen Klopp despite his stormy relationship with the Liverpool boss. Lampard launched an expletive-laced touchline tirade at Klopp and his assistant Pep... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Frank Lampard, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Afp, Lampard, AFP Chelsea


Guardiola has no complaints despite missing out on Messi

London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Friday that only Lionel Messi knows if a move to Manchester City is a possibility next year after the Argentine reluctantly decided to stay at Barcelona this season. In... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester City, Lionel Messi, Messi, Afp, Guardiola, AFP Pep Guardiola


Aubameyang deal shows Arsenal are European giants, says Arteta

London (AFP) – Mikel Arteta said Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s decision to sign a new deal at Arsenal showed the Premier League club were on the same level as European giants such as Barcelona. The Gabon forward,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Gabon, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Afp, Arteta


Stay tuned says Klopp, as Thiago bids emotional farewell to Bayern

London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool fans to stay tuned for the announcement of Thiago Alcantara on Friday after the Spanish midfielder admitted leaving Champions League winners Bayern Munich was the most difficult decision of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Bayern, Thiago


Thiago bids emotional farewell to Bayern ahead of Liverpool move

London (AFP) – Thiago Alcantara says agreeing to leave Champions League winners Bayern Munich for English champions Liverpool was the most difficult decision of his career. Thiago is due to undergo a medical later on Friday... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Bayern, Thiago


Solskjaer asked England not to pick Greenwood before Covid-19 breach

London (AFP) – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he asked England not to pick Mason Greenwood before the Manchester United forward was withdrawn from the squad after breaching coronavirus protocols. Greenwood and Manchester City’s Phil Foden... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Manchester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Afp, Greenwood, Solskjaer, Phil Foden, Mason Greenwood


Man Utd’s Solskjaer under pressure to dispel ‘nearly man’ tag

London (AFP) – Manchester United made undoubted progress in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge with a third-placed finish in the Premier League and runs to three semi-finals in cup competitions. But with... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Man Utd, Afp, Gunnar Solskjaer, Solskjaer, AFP Manchester United


Liverpool face Chelsea test as Manchester clubs enter fray

London (AFP) – Liverpool face an early test of their Premier League title defence against Chelsea this weekend as Manchester City and Manchester United launch their quest to be champions. Arsenal, Everton and Leicester hope... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester, Leicester, Afp, Arsenal Everton, AFP Liverpool


Wolves stunned by second-tier Stoke in League Cup

London (AFP) – Championship outfit Stoke dumped Wolves out of the League Cup on Thursday as the Premier League side’s club record signing Fabio Silva had a nightmare debut in a 1-0 defeat. The 18-year-old,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Afp, Fabio Silva


Late show saves Spurs from Europa League exit in Bulgaria

London (AFP) – Tottenham scored twice in the final 10 minutes to avoid a humiliating Europa League exit to Lokomotiv Plovdiv as Jose Mourinho’s men came from behind to beat the nine-man Bulgarians 2-1 on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Bulgaria, Jose Mourinho, Europa League, Afp, AFP Tottenham, Lokomotiv Plovdiv


Premier League urges government to stick to October date for fans’ return

London (AFP) – Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Boris Johnson, Afp, AFP Premier League


Putin will try to kill Navalny again and the West will do little about it, NATO sources say

Putin: He's persistent. Reuters Three NATO intelligence sources tell Insider they believe Russia's Putin will attempt to kill opposition leader Alexei Navalny again. Navalny is currently recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning in Berlin. Navalny may believe that Germany might threaten its gas pipeline deal with Russia in response to the attempted assassination, thus complicating Putin's ambition to murder him. But in the long run that's a mistake, these sources say. The West has a hist...
Tags: UK, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Trends, Eu, Analysis, West, Britain, Chelsea, Nato, Siberia


Chelsea’s Havertz not feeling pressure despite hefty price tag

London (AFP) – New Chelsea signing Kai Havertz says he does not feel under pressure to justify his £70 million ($90 million) price tag at Stamford Bridge as he sets his sights on emulating manager... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, Afp, Kai Havertz, AFP New Chelsea


Gareth Bale due in UK on Friday to complete Tottenham move

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is expected to fly to London tomorrow to finalise his loan move to Tottenham Hotspur, according to the BBC. The Wales... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: UK, London, Spain, Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, Transfer News and Gossip


Premier League agrees new broadcast deal in China with Tencent

London (AFP) – The Premier League announced on Thursday that it had agreed a new broadcast deal in China for the rest of the season with Tencent Sports. The previous agreement with PPTV was terminated... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, China, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tencent, Afp


Liverpool close in on deal for Bayern’s Thiago Alcantara

London (AFP) – Liverpool are close to tying up a deal with Bayern Munich for the transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara, it was widely reported on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions are in talks... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Bayern, AFP Liverpool


Virus rules leave Sheffield Utd boss Wilder all at sea

London (AFP) – Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says he is baffled by coronavirus rules that allow fans into stadiums for a pilot scheme at the same time as tough new restrictions are in place... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Wilder, Sheffield Utd, Chris Wilder, AFP Sheffield United


Bale ‘close’ to Tottenham return, says agent

London (AFP) – Gareth Bale is “close” to sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday, seven years after joining the Spanish giants from Spurs for a world... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Tottenham, Gareth Bale, Afp, Jonathan Barnett


Leeds, Southampton crash out of League Cup

London (AFP) – Leeds and Southampton were the Premier League casualties in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday as League One Hull won a Yorkshire derby 9-8 on penalties at Elland Road,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Southampton, Yorkshire, Hull, Afp, Leeds SOUTHAMPTON, AFP Leeds, Elland Road Visit


Werner eyes Chelsea dynasty after spending spree

London (AFP) – Chelsea striker Timo Werner believes the Blues have assembled a team capable of winning titles for years to come after a £200 million ($260 million) spending spree in an otherwise depressed transfer... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Timo Werner, Afp, Werner, AFP Chelsea


Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison

Former World Athletics president accepted bribes from RussiaCharged with helping athletes cover up drugs testsThe former president of World Athletics Lamine Diack has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined €500,000 (£455,000) after being found guilty of corruption by the French courts.Diack, who led track and field’s governing body between 1999 and 2015, was convicted of several charges, including “giving and receiving bribes” in relation to Russian doping cases so that the country’s at...
Tags: London, Sport, Moscow, Athletics, Lamine Diack, Diack, World Athletics, Former World Athletics


Bale ‘close’ to Tottenham return but deal is ‘complicated’, says agent

London (AFP) – Gareth Bale is “close” to sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham but the deal is “complicated”, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday. The Wales international has been frozen out by... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Wales, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Gareth Bale, Bale, Afp, Jonathan Barnett


Aston Villa sign Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez

London (AFP) – Aston Villa announced the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez on Wednesday for a reported fee of £20 million ($26 million). The 28-year-old Argentine, who has signed a four-year deal, helped Arsenal... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Afp, Martinez, Emiliano Martínez, AFP Aston Villa


Gareth Bale ‘close’ to Tottenham return but deal is ‘complicated’, says agent

London (AFP) – Gareth Bale is “close” to a sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham but the deal is “complicated”, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday. The Wales international has been frozen out... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Wales, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Gareth Bale, Bale, Afp, Jonathan Barnett


Gareth Bale ‘close’ to Tottenham return, says agent

London (AFP) – Gareth Bale’s agent says the Real Madrid forward is “close” to a move back to Tottenham but admitted it is a complicated deal to thrash out. The Wales international has been frozen... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Wales, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, Afp



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