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“Balotelli’s way of training was a shame”

first_img4. 5 The English, who’s already retired, confessed that the way of training of the Italian attacker was shameful, though he admits that outdoors the sphere he was a good individual. The coach’s resolution affected him enormously as a result of he didn’t perceive why Balotelli was favored by Rodgers and he believes that this had an influence on the workforce’s efficiency: “The way he used to coach was a disgrace. Off the sphere he was a pretty boy, however his character in observe was not good. When he performed he tried. I’ve encountered gamers with that perspective earlier than, however they’re normally adequate to get away with it. On this case it wasn’t. I simply didn’t perceive how Rodgers let him have his way and picked him over me. It affected me immediately and had a adverse influence on the workforce. “ Rickie Lambert gave an interview to Bristol Publish during which he spoke of his time at Liverpool. Left the Southampton in 2014 in alternate for five.5 million euros, though it solely lasted a 12 months in Anfield, since he later left for West Bromwich Albion after a very discreet marketing campaign. The footballer remembers bitterly how Mario Balotelli (now within the Brescia) pissed off his dream of succeeding on the membership of his loves, because the Italian was the coach’s favourite, Brendan Rodgers: “Brendan Rodgers purchased Mario Balotelli and put him in as an alternative of me and that made me suppose. I couldn’t perceive it.” Lastly, he admitted that the coach needed to promote him a few weeks after signing for Liverpool, at which period he realized that he wouldn’t have too many alternatives within the workforce, even though Balotelli additionally failed ultimately: “At first, Rodgers tried to ship me to Crystal Palace, the place Pardew was, so I knew it was by no means going to be the highest precedence. I mentioned no instantly. Why would I depart a membership like Southampton that I stayed in for years to come back to Liverpool and depart in a few weeks to go to the Crystal Palace? “ Premier League* Information up to date as of Could 12, 2020last_img read more

Tottenham see off Cardiff to close on top two

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham’s Eric Dier smashed home the opening goal at Wembley© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 6 – Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from a bruising Champions League defeat to Barcelona by beating Cardiff 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday to close to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.Outclassed by the brilliance of Lionel Messi in midweek, Spurs were grateful for Cardiff’s lack of firepower to ensure a lacklustre performance after Eric Dier’s early opener went unpunished. Toby Alderweireld cleared off the line from Josh Murphy and Hugo Lloris was forced into a fine save from Sean Morrison as Spurs failed to add to their advantage despite Joe Ralls’s red card half an hour from time.Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt now welcome a two-week break to get a number of injured stars back fit as the hosts were again missing Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele.All four were involved deep into the World Cup and despite a hangover from the exertions of many of Pochettino’s squad in Russia and the uncertainty over when the club’s new stadium will be completed, a return of six wins from their opening eight Premier League games matches Spurs’ best ever start to a campaign under the Argentine.By contrast to their domestic form, Dier was one of three changes from a second straight Champions League defeat that leaves Pochettino’s men staring down the barrel of an early European exit.And he made an almost instant impact with his first goal since April 2017, slamming home an easy finish from close range on eight minutes after Davinson Sanchez’s blocked header fell kindly into his path.Spurs, though, failed to build on that positive start and gave a Cardiff side still looking for their first win back in the top flight plenty of encouragement.Lloris was badly at fault for Barca’s opening goal on Wednesday as he rushed from his line and was caught in no man’s land as Philippe Coutinho stroked home.And that seemed to be playing on the France captain’s mind as he didn’t come to collect a through ball and had to be bailed out by Alderweireld’s brave clearance after Murphy flicked the ball goalwards.Spurs should still have put the game to bed before half-time as Lucas Moura turned Son Heung-min’s low cross wide from point-blank range before the South Korean blazed over when clean through on goal.Harry Kane had bounced back to form with four goals in his last three games, but the England captain was kept largely quiet.Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge produced a good save to parry Kane’s header early in the second half before Lucas’s follow-up effort was brilliantly cleared off the line by Morrison.The visitors’ task was made even harder just before the hour mark when Ralls was shown a straight red card for a cynical lunge on Lucas.Yet, Cardiff could still have levelled when Morrison’s header was turned onto the post by Lloris and Alderweireld was again on hand to hack clear the danger.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

We will be back in the KPL, says Wazito’s Ouna

first_img0Shares0000Wazito FC tactician Frank Ouna gestures instructions from the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 4, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna is confident the team will return to the top tier having been relegated from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) on Thursday thanks to Chemelil Sugar’s 1-0 win over Thika United.Wazito earned a first ever promotion from the National Super League (NSL) at the close of last season, but found the heat in the top tier too much to handle especially with the financial demands that come with it. Ouna says their turning point was in June when they lost 18 first team players because of their tough financial position at the time and from there, the coach admitted it was hard to make a turn-around.“We know how we were relegated. It’s not on the pitch but off it,”“I don’t think there is a team anywhere in the world which lost 18 players and went on to perform well. That was the turning point for us. Also, the fact that we were changing calendars meant that we didn’t have the benefit of three or four-week break,” the tactician noted.He added; “With that we were losing players and playing matches and we had a tough run that had Sofapaka, Tusker, Bandari, Posta and we ended losing about five or six matches on the trot. It was always going to be difficult for us.”Wazito who are 17th in the standings with two rounds of matches left won only seven of their 32 games and conceded a whooping 49 goals, the second joint highest in the league after Nakumatt who have so far conceded 57.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna shouts instructions during their KPL match against Sony Sugar at Camp Toyoyo on February 3, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOuna says the team has taken in the hard lessons and will be sure to put them into the NSL and ensure they rise back to the top immediately.“We now have sponsors on board and we take the hard lessons we have picked from this division and prepare for next season in the NSL; there’s nothing to be ashamed about. We have been there in the NSL and earned promotion and we will go there and do it again,” the tactician added.The side will now shift focus on finishing the season strongly and they will have a home tie against Bandari and an away trip to Sony Sugar as their final goodbyes to the top tier.“We have to put our heads high and focus on those two remaining games. We have to go out on a high and give ourselves a bit of confidence heading into the NSL,” further stated the tactician.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

PSG get tough with Neymar after pre-season no-show

first_imgBut when PSG players including France World Cup-winning striker Kylian Mbappe reported back for training and pre-season medical checks in the French capital on Monday, Neymar was nowhere to be seen.PSG said in a statement: “On Monday 8 July Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was due to return to pre-season activities with the Paris Saint-Germain senior squad.“Paris Saint-Germain notes that Neymar Jr was not in attendance at the agreed time and place. This was without the club’s prior authorisation.“The club regrets this situation and will therefore take appropriate action.”Brazilian media quoted Neymar’s father as saying that PSG “were aware” the striker would be unable to return to the club for another week.“The reason was known and planned for a year as part of his activities for the Neymar Institute (charity foundation),” said Neymar Senior.He added: “We couldn’t postpone them and he will return (to PSG) on July 15.“It’s as simple as that, no drama. PSG are aware and take part in the Institute’s activities.”Neymar is undergoing treatment on the torn ankle ligaments that ruled him out of the Copa America.– Lack of tolerance –His absence is likely to fuel rumours that he could make a surprise move back to Barcelona, the club he left to join PSG, this summer.French media noted that what was striking was PSG’s lack of tolerance of Neymar’s behaviour.After they club said it would take action, PSG’s newly installed Brazilian sporting director Leonardo told Le Parisien newspaper that “Neymar can leave PSG if there is an offer that suits everybody.”Sports daily L’Equipe’s headline was: “With Leo (Leonardo), there’s no longer any joking around.”Barcelona, currently embroiled in efforts to sign Antoine Griezmann, have yet to publicly express an interest in Neymar.Barca’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner said last week: “What is correct, at the current time, what I have read, what I have heard, which seems exact, is that Neymar wants to come back to Barcelona.”Spanish sports newspaper Diario Sport claims a five-year contract has been agreed with Neymar agreeing to a cut in salary from around 36 million euros a year at PSG to the 24 million euros he received at Barca in 2017.In four years at Barcelona, the 27-year-old won the Champions League in 2015 and two La Liga titles, forming a brilliant attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Any return for Neymar would likely require Barca to raise funds through sales. Frenkie de Jong has already signed for 75 million euros from Ajax. Griezmann is expected to join from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros, although that deal has hit snags.On Sunday, Griezmann failed to show up for pre-season at Atletico and the Spanish club, like PSG, threatened to punish their star striker.Neymar’s time at PSG has been punctuated by injury and controversy.He was questioned by Brazilian police last month over allegations he raped a woman he met through social media in a Paris hotel. He has denied the accusations and his father says it was a blackmail attempt.Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League collapse against Manchester United.Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has warned Neymar and his other highly-paid stars that they must shape-up or ship out, claiming “celebrity behaviour” at the French champions will not be tolerated.“The players will have to assume their responsibilities even more than before,” Al-Khelaifi told France Football.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Injured Neymar and his son Davi Lucca watch Sunday’s Copa America final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium from the standsPARIS, France, Jul 9 – French club Paris Saint-Germain said they would take “appropriate action” after Neymar failed to show up for pre-season training with the French champions.Neymar, the world’s most expensive player after moving to PSG for 222 million euros ($252 million) two years ago, had watched his country win the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night.last_img read more

FALLING STREET LIGHT WAS SECOND SUCH INCIDENT IN SAME VILLAGE IN RECENT YEARS

first_imgA county councillor has asked Donegal County Council to examine street lights in Convoy village after a man’s car was struck by one of the lights.A fallen lamp post which damaged a parked car in the town of Convoy in Co. Donegal. (North West Newspix)Local county councillor Liam Doherty has now revealed this is the SECOND such incident involving the same street lights at the Green.A local man, Paul McHugh, revealed how his car was damaged when one of the 15 ft street lights came toppling down on his car. It smashed the back windscreen and caused other damage to the rear of his BMW car just minutes after he got out of it to go to some nearby shops.Now Cllr Doherty has told Donegal Daily that another street light in the same area came crashing down four years ago.Cllr Doherty has now contacted Donegal County Council and asked them to examine the remaining three lamp-posts to see if they may be vulnerable.“Approximately four years ago another street light went missing and people thought it had been stolen. “But what actually happened was the it too had fallen and I took it to my property and later told Gardai what had happened.Colr Liam Doherty at the site of where a lamp post fell onto a parked car in Convoy. (North West Newspix)“I have contacted the engineer from Donegal County Council with regard to carrying out an examination of the remaining street lights in the area.“If there is a fault in any of them then they will have to be replaced before there is an accident,” he said.The Sinn Fein county councillor agreed that it was pure luck that someone was not hurt during the latest incident on Saturday last.“I was asked to come top the scene of this incident just after it happened and it could have been much more serious. “There is a local man who sells potatoes from a stall close to where this happened and children and young mothers often pass by this area.“It could have caused a very serious incident if the street light had come down while they were passing.“I will keep in touch with the council to see what exactly can be done,” he said.FALLING STREET LIGHT WAS SECOND SUCH INCIDENT IN SAME VILLAGE IN RECENT YEARS was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:accidentCllr Liam DohertyconvoyPaul McHughstreet lightlast_img read more

Few details in Romer’s plan for high schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals He had suggested focusing first on two or three academically low-performing high schools and working to improve them. “It seems like the clock is ticking, and there ought to be some concrete deliverables defined at the next committee meeting.” But Romer said the point of the meeting was never to deliver specifics. In fact, he said he deliberately withheld specifics because a broader discussion is needed on the topic. “We want to include other people – the teachers union, parents and some teachers – before we talk about specifics,” Romer said. “Today was not intended to be a new plan but further discussion of what we already have. It was an update on where we’re going.” Board member Jon Lauritzen said he was disappointed with the lack of detail. Superintendent Roy Romer rolled out his plan Tuesday to convert the Los Angeles district’s 53 high schools into so-called small learning communities, but school board members complained it lacked the specifics they had demanded months ago. Romer estimated it would cost $45 million a year to create a more personalized learning environment for the 150,000 high school students in the district. But he failed to include the spending plan, deadlines and staffing projections specified by the Los Angeles Unified School District board. He did not identify any source for the $45 million, saying it would be addressed in future discussions. “I don’t think there was a plan there. I think it was unfocused, panning for gold at best, and I don’t know if we found any nuggets,” board member David Tokofsky said after the meeting of the committee on small learning communities. “I’m disappointed that it’s not moving ahead with more concrete components. The problem is we don’t want to move too fast because we lose some of the thoughtfulness of it,” he said. There is no deadline for all schools to convert to the smaller learning environments. Grossly overcrowded Jefferson and Jordan high schools – with more than 3,000 students per campus – will be the first to close down and reopen by the fall of 2006 with several smaller learning communities at each site. Teachers union president A.J. Duffy agreed a slowdown is needed in the process. “Unless we slow down and do this one step at a time, we may be doing the whole district a disservice,” said Duffy, who supports smaller learning communities. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com LAUSD AT A GLANCE Annual budget: $5.7 billion Students: K-12: 746,610 Adult: 147,352 Total: 893,962 Racial breakdown percentage: Hispanic: 72.8 African-American: 11.6 Anglo: 9.0 Asian-Pacific Islander: 4.1 Other: 2.5 Number/type of schools: Elementary: 434 Middle: 78 High schools: 56 Other: 259 (magnets, charter, special education, continuation) Total: 827 Staff: Teachers: 41,918 Classified: 33,725 Total: 75,643 SOURCE: LAUSD 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MASSIVE SURGE IN SUPPORT ONLINE FOR ‘YES EQUALITY DONEGAL’

first_imgAn online Facebook page entitled ‘YesEquality Donegal’ has seen a huge surge in support in recent weeks as the debate in the run-up to the referendum on Marriage Equality heats up. Those involved in setting up and managing the page have been overwhelmed by the positive response it has received thus far.The page has encouraged people to register to vote for Marriage Equality and presents concise, informative and constructive information about the campaign. This includes information about how you can get involved at a local level, and gives details about well known public figures who are supporting the campaign.YesEquality is a national campaign body for the upcoming Marriage Equality referendum this coming Spring and is consisted of the ICCL (Irish Council of Civil Liberties), GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) and the Marriage Equality group.The YES campaign in Donegal have also revealed that they’ve been inundated with requests from volunteers who want to support the campaign in anyway possible, offering to distribute leaflets, door-to-door canvassing, digital media assistance and much more.The swell of support has encouraged the YES campaign greatly, and the dynamic team have also put out a survey in order to gauge interest from potential supporters and how to utilise their particular skills for the campaign. Since starting the page not long ago, it has over 1,200 likes and is continuing to grow exponentially.A spokesman for the page said the main objectives are to create awareness regarding the issue of marriage equality, and to tell those undecided how much marriage equality means to Irish society as a whole, the importance of every Irish citizen having access to the same rights in our constitution, reflecting the foundational values of our Republic.A spokesman for the page, Fionán Lynch said, “We are extremely aware of having a positive, clear and constructive message in the lead up to the referendum this coming Spring.“The constitution is the foundation of basic law in Ireland and should guarantee equal status to all members of Irish society.“As it currently stands same sex couples in civil partnerships do not avail of the same legal rights and protections as those in civil marriages, currently there are over 160 statutory differences. “What we’re campaigning for is a simple message of equal status within the law and society as a whole.https://www.yesequality.ie/http://www.marriagequality.ie/http://www.glen.ie/ http://www.iccl.ie/Yes Equality Donegal Contact Information:Email: YesEqualityDonegal@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/yesequalitydonegalTwitter: https://twitter.com/YesEqualityDLMASSIVE SURGE IN SUPPORT ONLINE FOR ‘YES EQUALITY DONEGAL’ was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CampaignCanvassingdonegalEqualityFeaturesnewsonlineRefrendumsocial mediasupportYESlast_img read more

EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF GLENSWILLY ACCIDENT

first_imgGardai, the fire service and ambulance personnel are at the scene of a car crash on the outskirts of Newmills at Dooen on the road between Letterkenny and Glenswilly.The road has been closed and traffic diversions are in place since just before 3pm.It is not known if anybody is seriously hurt.  EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF GLENSWILLY ACCIDENT was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NHL suspends Sharks’ Joe Thornton for one game

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLAS VEGAS — Center Joe Thornton was suspended for one game by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Monday, leaving the Sharks without one of their greatest leaders and most productive players for Game 4 of their opening round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.Thornton was suspended for an illegal check to the head on Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek in the second period of Sunday’s Game 3, a 6-3 …last_img read more

Photo library: Tourism and leisure 11

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Eastern Cape province: Hole in the Wall, near Coffee Bay, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Beach near the village of Keimouth, where the Kei River flows into the sea, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Beach near the village of Keimouth, where the Kei River flows into the sea, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Beach near the village of Keimouth, where the Kei River flows into the sea, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Beach near the village of Keimouth, where the Kei River flows into the sea, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Beach near the village of Keimouth, where the Kei River flows into the sea, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The ferry across the Kei River, at Keimouth on the Wild Coast, carries cars, people and livestock. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The ferry across the Kei River, at Keimouth on the Wild Coast, carries cars, people and livestock. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Early morning on a beach in Nature’s Valley. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageTOURISM AND LEISURE 11:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more