DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESTIAGO PEREIRA, TOUCHING RAINBOWS, WINNER: “I got the feeling for the race, I had good speed in the race and I tried to close. I think the number five had more speed today but my horse was running easy.HERIBERTO FIGUEROA, RICHARD’S BOY, SECOND:  “He showed a lot of speed, he broke well, once I saw myself in front I tried to make him relax and he did, but the other horse ran us down good, so congratulations to Tiago.”TRAINER QUOTESPHIL D’AMATO, TOUCHING RAINBOWS, WINNER: “I thought maybe Heck Yeah would be a little closer on the pace but Tiago judged it right when he saw that horse was kind of struggling into the turn, and he just decided to make his move and go after the horse on the lead there and we wore him down late.“I think he loves six furlongs, and that day at Del Mar that day, it was like a deep muddy sand trap, so I think all the speed horses kind of died that day, but today he got a track he likes and skipped right over it.“The race set up pretty well. Tiago (Pereira) had him in the right spot and I liked that he pressed the button at the right time. He got him close enough to the other horse to engage him and wear him down.“Hat’s off to Tiago. He’s not the easiest horse to ride. You have to press the button at the right time and Tiago did just that.”ON THE CAL-BRED PROGRAM:  “It’s been very good to me. I’ve been very fortunate to win a lot of Cal-bred stakes, and I just tell everyone out there to breed to Cal-breds.”“California stakes have been very good to me, since I started training and hopefully we can get one or two more here.”OWNER QUOTESRYAN COSATO, SLAM DUNK RACING: “I was a little concerned when I saw Richard’s Boy was out there by himself, no one pressuring him, but when I saw him go a little quicker than 22 and one it gave me a little hope that we could reel him in, but I never like to see Pete Miller alone on the lead. That makes me very nervous. ”“Tiago and Phil seem to have a pretty good relationship. We haven’t been able to ride him on many of our horses, unfortunately, but a lot of the jockeys are out of town today for the Pegasus and Tiago’s been riding well lately, so we decided to give him a shot and rode the horse perfect today.”NOTES: The winning owners re KM Racing Enterprise, Inc., Madaket Stables LLC and Slam Dunk Racing.last_img read more

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Latest Tottenham news – Follow all the updates from North London

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO made his Tottenham managerial debut against West Ham on Saturday – and it was a winning start for the Special One.Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura were all on the scoresheet as Spurs beat the Hammers 3-2.Follow all the latest Spurs news here… Jake Lambourne23 Dec 2019, 12:25 amWilliam Pugh21 Dec 2019, 12:27 amWilliam Pugh21 Dec 2019, 12:27 amWilliam Pugh21 Dec 2019, 12:26 amJake Lambourne20 Dec 2019, 12:33 amJoe Miles20 Dec 2019, 12:32 amJake Lambourne20 Dec 2019, 12:32 amWilliam Pugh18 Dec 2019, 12:28 amIan Tuckey26 Nov 2019, 10:44 pmJOSE MOURINHO borrowed a famous line from Winston Churchill to gee up his Spurs Euro stars, claiming: “History is written by winners.” The Special One is preparing last season’s beaten Champions League finalists for Tuesday’s group game with Olympiakos. Mourinho, who has twice won the European Cup as a head coach, said: “To arrive in the final is an incredible achievement — but it’s not history. History is winning. “In the Champions League and every knockout competition there are details that are responsible sometimes for your success or your failure — if you want to call it a failure. “The reality is 32 teams are in the group phase, so if we speak about failure and success, it’s success for one and 31 failures. “Sometimes you don’t do it when you have incredible potential to do it — in my case, the season when I lost the semi-final on penalties with Real Madrid.“I think that was the strongest Real Madrid of the past 15 or 20 years.“We got to the semi- finals of the Champions League but lost in a penalty shootout where three of the best penalty takers in the world — Kaka, Ramos and Ronaldo — all missed. “We were the best team. We didn’t win it. So sometimes details make the difference.” Mourinho is keen to build on Saturday’s 3-2 win at West Ham in his first game as Spurs boss after replacing the axed Mauricio Pochettino last Wednesday.Ian Tuckey26 Nov 2019, 10:38 pmAT least Dele Alli admired the honesty. In Jose Mourinho’s first conversation with his talented midfielder, he asked whether he was “working with Dele, or Dele’s brother”. At the London Stadium on Saturday, the Special One got the answer. Dele, speaking ahead of their Champions League group game with Olympiakos, said: “To have it honestly said to my face was nice – because a lot of people would prefer to say it behind my back. “It was actually the first thing he said to me. It was funny, I thought, I laughed. “But we’ve had a few conversations now. That was one of them. There have been a few more as well.“I’m hoping I can show him who I am.” The criticism has hurt Dele, with plenty of ex-pros piling in to him after a difficult start to the season.Ian Tuckey26 Nov 2019, 8:54 pmGARY NEVILLE claims new Jose Mourinho and Tottenham are just “using each other” as they look for something better.Sky Sports pundit Nev believes it is “marriage of convenience” — a “bridge” for Mourinho to get back into elite management and for Spurs supremo Daniel Levy to “protect finances”.Former England and Manchester United defender Neville told Monday Night Football: “The team are half falling apart a little bit in terms of contracts running out and a little bit of destabilisation of this squad, and trying to keep them together by bringing in a big name manager,“Daniel Levy needed someone would get the football club quickly back into a level that is acceptable into the Champions League. This is a marriage of convenience.“This has got prenuptial written all over it like you would not believe. They are using each other. I think it’s a hard cold conversation between two men who respect where each other is at, but probably never saw each other working for each other and essentially they’re using each other for a bridge to where they need to be.”Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 7:57 pmLUCAS MOURA scored a beauty last time out against Olympiakos. Turning our attentions to the @ChampionsLeague and looking to build on the weekend result! #COYS #UCL pic.twitter.com/3XK1lbeFWU— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) November 25, 2019Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 4:27 pmAMAZON were denied the chance to mic up Jose Mourinho for a documentary during his first match in charge of Tottenham.The Premier League stepped in when producers tried to have him wired up on the touchline for the 3-2 win at West Ham.According to the Athletic, Mourinho entered referee Michael Oliver’s room for the captain’s briefing and asked whether he would be OK with him being recorded on the touchline.Oliver suggested the 56-year-old would not be allowed to do that.Then the Premier League reportedly intervened with higher officials telling him ‘no’.The league believe that having one manager with a microphone on and the other not would be unfair if there was a touchline dispute that was investigated by top brass.Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 3:56 pmTONY ADAMS does not reckon Mauricio Pochettino is the right manager to replace Unai Emery.According to HITC, he said: “I’m not sure [Pochettino’s] the right manager.“I wouldn’t want him at this club I think the Tottenham connection and there might be other people out there.“Someone who can do the defensive side of the game would be a start.”Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 3:29 pmJOSE MOURINHO has warned Christian Eriksen he will pick the team with the future in mind – casting doubt over the Dane’s involvement under the Special One.The playmaker started on the bench against West Ham on Saturday and could face further spells on the sidelines after his manager’s comments.Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos tomorrow, Mourinho was asked about Eriksen’s role in the squad.Eriksen is keen to leave North London and has spoken of his desire for a “new challenge”. Mourinho was quick to respond claiming Eriksen’s selection will be based on a “perspective of the future”. Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 2:51 pmDELE ALLI looked back to his best during Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge of Spurs. 🇧🇷 @LucasMoura7 ⚽️ 💥#UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/Y6gNyfiX7K— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 25, 2019Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 7:25 pmGARTH CROOKS reckons Tottenham trio can mimic Liverpool’s front three under Jose Mourinho.Writing in his BBC column, he said: “Mourinho’s decision to play Son alongside Harry Kane, Moura and alli away at the London Stadium proved fatal for the Hammers.“It’s still very early days but Son, Kane and Moura could do for Spurs under Mourinho what Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have done for Liverpool.”Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 6:43 pmJOSE MOURINHO wants to give Mauricio Pochettino more time to “process” his sacking before contacting him – but has spoken to his son in Tottenham’s academy.New Spurs boss Mourinho says is happy for the axed Argentinian to meet his old players at the club any time – with or without him being there.Mourinho continued the humble, more considered image unveiled at his first press conference in charge, when he insisted any success he achieves at Tottenham would be down to Poch.And having opened with Saturday’s 3-2 win at West Ham, ex-Chelsea and Manchester United manager Mourinho again held his arms wide open to his predecessor.Asked if he had spoken to Poch, Mourinho said: “I didn’t because I know what he’s feeling.“I’ve been there and I know that there is a period where the best thing for us sometimes is to process our feelings, to process what happened with us.“And then, in a couple of weeks – depends two, three weeks – I think then we are open again to the world.“We are open again to embrace a different period in our lives. So I want to respect that and give that feeling to him.“I spoke with his son, who is a player in our youth categories, and I think through his boy he can understand my feelings too.“And of course I will call him. But I want to let him process.“I also told the players in contact with him to make him feel completely free to come here any time he wants.“If he wants to come for a training session, great. If he wants to come for a dinner in the lodge with the boys, perfect.“If he wants me to be here, I will. If he doesn’t want me to be, and he just wants to be with the boys, let’s do that way.”Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 6:12 pmDELE ALLI earlier spoke to the press ahead tomorrow night’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos.The 23-year-old had his say on Mauricio Pochettino’s departure.“It’s so clear what Mauricio meant to us. He helped me grow a lot. I came as an 18-year-old & had ups and downs. When I found out I was upset and wanted to speak to him. “I went to see him. I’ve seen him more than my family over the past five years.“After I heard the news I couldn’t wait to see him. I was very upset. It wasn’t so much a conversation about football more two friends having a chat.“It would be lying if I said I didn’t blame myself when it first happened rather than looking at the bigger picture. We had a great journey. You can’t help but feel you’re to blame because you’re out there but I realised I gave 110% always.”Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 5:37 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO will not allow his loyalty to Tottenham prevent him taking the Arsenal job should it become available.That is the view of former Spurs midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.Writing in the Mail, he said: “If I was a decision maker at Arsenal, I’d go for Mauricio Pochettino in a heartbeat.“I’m not sure I believe Poch would let his time with Tottenham stop him from taking over.“Maybe the reason Spurs decided to go for Jose Mourinho so suddenly was they felt they could not hang around, because their North London rivals might be searching for a new boss soon.“Unai Emery is under big, big pressure. I have some sympathy for him but he looks a beaten man.”Etienne Fermie26 Nov 2019, 5:04 pmCOULD Toby Alderweireld perform a contract U-turn and stay at Spurs?center_img Drop the shoulder, @HKane 😅#UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/Igyq5WNNyT— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 25, 2019Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 12:47 pmGARY NEVILLE has warned Mauricio Pochettino that his success could be “limited” if he takes over Arsenal. Speaking about the Argentine’s next move, the Old Trafford veteran said: “Arsenal would be interesting. “It’s happened before George Graham going the other way. Would Spurs fans like that? Would Mauricio do that? Would Arsenal do that? “I’m not sure Mauricio would want to do something like that to Spurs. “Taking over at Arsenal would be similar to the job he just left at Tottenham, in the sense that there is some investment and spending, but it’s limited.“He’s not going to go to Arsenal and win the league in the next two years. “Whatever the next job Mauricio takes, he will want to win trophies, that will be the most important factor in the decision.”Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 12:19 pmJOSE MOURINHO reportedly kept the water basket he threw while at Manchester United in his office.The Special One lost his cool during a Champions League clash against FC Young Boys last season. And The Athletic claim the water basket he kept the basket as a souvenir at the club’s Carrington base. Load more entries… 🎙️ @dele_official: “I want to keep moving forward and improving. I’ve been lucky to work with two great managers here and I’m looking forward to learning new things.” #UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/3BP7wCNA5P— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 25, 2019Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 2:00 pmKURT ZOUMA has thanked Jose Mourinho for teaching him valuable lessons at Chelsea.He told France Football: “He is the one who opened the door of England to me. I was only 19 when I arrived there. That’s young.“It’s also him who gave me belief by playing me in big matches with a lot of intensity. “It is also he who showed me what football in England was about. The coach is a man who detests losing. “He taught me to hate defeat. Thanks to him, I got to enjoy myself at Chelsea.“He has given me a lot of things and taught me an enormous amount. I thank him.” Joe Miles25 Nov 2019, 1:22 pmHARRY KANE and Jose Mourinho having a giggle during training today.last_img read more

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Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite lead WI fightback

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC): Left-hander Darren Bravo was nearing a half-century as he led a West Indies fightback on the rain-hit opening day of their four-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI here yesterday. Opting to bat first, West Indies finished on 154 for six, on a day at the Allan Border Field when only 60 overs were possible because of interruptions for weather. Bravo was unbeaten on 46 at the close, an innings that helped to stabilise the Caribbean side’s innings after they lay in virtual ruins at 83 for five inside the first hour after lunch. However, Bravo anchored two stands to revive the innings, adding 32 for the sixth wicket with captain Jason Holder, who scored 26, and a further 39 in an unbroken seventh wicket stand with Carlos Brathwaite, who was unbeaten on 25 at the close. Holder faced 34 balls and counted two fours and a six, while Brathwaite’s knock has required 46 deliveries and included a four and two sixes. Bravo has, so far, consumed 135 balls and included six fours and a six. He was missed on one off leg-spinner Cameron Boyce, but put his head down to be unbeaten on 11 when bad light forced lunch to be taken early at 52 for two. West Indies got a cautious start from Kraigg Brathwaite and Rajindra Chandrika, who put on 32 for the first wicket before both fell to 20-year-old seamer James Bazley within 34 balls of each other with just three runs added. Chandrika batted an hour and faced 45 deliveries for his 10 before missing a full length delivery and falling lbw, while Brathwaite hit 21 from 64 balls before driving at a wide delivery and nicking a catch to Josh Inglis at first slip. Marlon Samuels, unbeaten on six at lunch, scored a run-a-ball 19 with two fours and a six to put on 21 with Bravo, but was one of three wickets to fall for 17 runs as Jermaine Blackwood (1) and Denesh Ramdin (0) also perished cheaply. Bazley has so far taken two for 27, while fast bowler Simon Milenko has chipped in with two for 33. The game is the only tour fixture before West Indies face Australia in the opening Test in Hobart on December 10.last_img read more

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Former scribe Piñol urges sports officials to focus on grassroots

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Focus on homegrown talents rather than relying on imports.That was the message  of Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol when he delivered the keynote speech in the 2017 SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night Tuesday at Manila Hotel.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments UP scores stunner over UST, ends four-game skid Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol was the guest speaker at the 2018 PSA Awards night. Photo by Trsitan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPiñol was the guest of honor in the annual awards for Philippine sports, where 2017 World 9-Ball champion Carlo Biado, 2017 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup women’s titleholder Krizziah Lyn Tabora, and International Boxing Federation superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas were feted as the Athletes of the Year.Also among the 105 honorees were Mr. Basketball June Mar Fajardo, Mr. Volleyball Marck Espejo, Ms. Volleyball Dawn Macandili, Mr. Golf Clyde Mondilla, NSA of the Year Triathlon Association of the Philippines, Executives of the Year Ramon S. Ang of San Miguel Corporation and Ernesto Echauz of Standard Insurance, and the 2023 Fiba World Cup bid team led by SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan which received the President’s Award. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Piñol, a former sportswriter, columnist, and boxing analyst, urged the in Philippine sports authorities to put their focus on honing homegrown talents in hopes of being a power again in the international stage.“The PSC and POC should concentrate on developing homegrown talents. But like in agriculture, there should be a roadmap to tackle this development,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis roadmap, Piñol said, is essential in pinpointing where direction Philippine sports will go to in the next years.“We don’t only look for tomorrow’s needs, but we need to look at what needs to be done for the future,” he said. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

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Waterside Stinks Again, Running Feces From Leaking Septic Tank

first_imgWaterside, one of Monrovia’s crowded business districts, has been overtaken by human and animal feces (pupu) from an old leaking septic tank.Sadly, hundreds of petty traders and medium size Liberian and foreign businesses have no choice but to endure the horrible smell and unsightly “pupu water” running down the street all day during the busiest shopping season of the year.The scene of the leaking septic tank at Waterside General Market has been described by some sanitation workers as a serious health and environmental hazard.Initially, businesspeople were hesitant to come face to face with the feces-infested street, owing to the unhygienic nature and health implications.But, during a visit to Waterside yesterday, it was observed that the petty traders, street vendors and foreign merchants were ignoring the stinking odor and carrying on with business as usual.  A few shoppers could be seen covering their noses.Year in and year out, the Waterside commercial district has  continued to endure daunting sanitation and environmental problems due to filth and nasty water from greater Monrovia’s poorly maintained septic tanks and gutters.Many of Monrovia’s gutters are clogged and the bulk of garbage and other waste are carried to the slum communities.Residents and business owners in those affected communities are alarmed by the situation but over the years nothing has been done to address the growing sanitation crisis in spite of their endless complaints and appeals.They lament that the leaking septic tank at this time of the year when the Christmas and New Year celebrations are days away is unfortunate and unacceptable.Several vendors and store owners interviewed sounded urgent appeals to the Liberian Government and partners for swift intervention in the sanitation problem.“We are really fed up asking for the permanent repair and maintenance of this leaking septic tank in this big business place near downtown Monrovia,” street vendor Clarence B. Jallah lamented.Mr. Jallah also expressed grave concern over the unsanitary conditions business people have to operate in down Waterside.Small businesswoman Hawa B. Tengbeh, 56, called on the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) to immediately deal with the situation and prevail on the septic tank owners to repair the damaged facility in order to avoid the outbreak of water and insect borne diseases.In a related development, other angry and frustrated residents called on the LWSC management to work out some concrete modalities with the septic tank owners for immediate repairs to be done.When contacted for comment, LWSC management told the Daily Observer that a solution is being worked out to remedy the grave sanitation crisis in the Waterside business district.It remains to be seen if street vendors, market women with their babies, business houses and shoppers down Waterside will get any relief from the stench and filth anytime soon.  In the meantime, as they say, hold your nose and pass.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Friendship mourns

first_imgDear Editor,Three innocent mothers are dead – somebody’s aunt, mother-in-law, cousin or grandmother. In 2017, there were 100 accidents – 115 deaths. In 2018, 105 accidents and 119 deaths. In 2019, so far 60 accidents and 50 deaths (estimated). These are conservative figures for our nation as more accidents and injuries occur daily. We are not taking the road deaths and injuries seriously. For instance, a man met me on the street, he said, “Madam, a man and he wife was arguing in a car and he ran into the post and he hit me foot”. I told a youngster who was driving fast that speed kills – he started laughing at me…how ridiculous!!!As you’re reading this, wakes, funeral arrangements and funerals are occurring daily in Friendship. The cries of the children and families are ringing out in Friendship. As a matter of fact, I’m meeting people from other communities who are still mourning their loved ones after 20yrs since an accident. We want action and we need it now!!! Never again!!! Thank you Mr President for such a speedy Inquiry— which is now completed. Yes, the internal security forces need changes, but externally, on all roads from coast to coast, dire changes are needed immediately. Some of these include lowering the speed limit, electronic speed controllers, fixing the holes in the roads (which cause accidents) quickly and remove those who are selling on the roads – this is a dangerous hazard to the flow of traffic and accidents. Here’s another big one: I noticed a Police Officer located a couple of corners from the Grove Police station paying more attention to his phone (he was not talking on it) than to the vehicles (ie sand trucks) whisking pass him like birds. Please find the monetary resources and fix all roadways…no more excuses. For instance, cut the budget for mash in half and use it for more MPH signage on all roads in the country.We sincerely thank the signatories (520) of the “NEVER AGAIN” petition. The petition was delivered already to the Office of the President and the Ministers of Public Security and Infrastructure.Citizens are encouraged to turn their silence, weeping, grieving/mourning behind closed doors into positive activism for the good of Guyana and, in particular, for Guyana’s children. Do you realise that this madness on the roads slowly seeps into the young drivers and is seen by your children daily – so what do you think they will do on the roads – monkey see…monkey do…Simple things you can do when using the road:1. Help someone (ie a senior citizen or a child) cross the road2. Refuse to take speeding minibuses (say something if they are speeding)3. Push for a change of road laws and its strict enforcement by the Government4. Push to lower the speed limit everywhere in the country (more signage and more law enforcement)5. Push for speed bumps on major road ways (I saw this in the Belize – everyone was driving slow in the Capital)6. Push for more Traffic Police on the roads – checking and suspending the licence of illegitimate drivers (ie those driving drunk)7. Push for electronic speed monitors on all roads and recording cameras (for the speeders) at strategic locations.Sincerely,Denise MurrayFriendship residentlast_img read more

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DEAL CLOSE! Sunderland set to seal signing of Bayern Munich defender

first_img Jan Kirchhoff 1 Sunderland are close to completing a deal for Bayern Munich centre-back Jan Kirchhoff.Sam Allardyce is keen to boost his defensive options this months to aid the club’s fight for Premier League survival.The Black Cats are now understood to have agree a fee with Bayern to sign Kirchhoff, a former Germany Under-21 international.Kirchhoff, 25, has been left out of the club’s mid-season trip to Qatar in order to seal a move to the Stadium of Light.A statement on Bayern’s official website read: “The travelling party does not include Jan Kirchhoff, who is away with his agent concluding negotiations for a possible transfer.”Sunderland will hope to push through a move for Kirchhoff.ahead of their next league game, a crunch clash away to Swansea on January 13, with Younes Kaboul facing up to six weeks more on the sidelines through injury.Allardyce has also been linked with Lorient defender Lamine Kone, although no agreement has yet been reached on that front.last_img read more

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Bournemouth captain speaks out as Howe is linked with Arsenal job

first_imgBournemouth captain Simon Francis has revealed he is delighted manager Eddie Howe is being linked with top jobs like England and Arsenal.The young boss was rumoured to be on the Football Association’s shortlist for the Three Lions role before it was given to Sam Allardyce, while there are reports he is being considered as Arsene Wenger’s replacement at the Emirates.But defender Francis, who has played under Howe for nearly four years, has insisted he isn’t worried about speculation and is just pleased the 38-year-old is being recognised for his talents on the touchline.“I wasn’t nervous [about Eddie Howe leaving],” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“You would have to be pleased for someone, who you’ve worked with for four or five years, if they were linked with a job like that. I would have been absolutely delighted for him.“I’m not sure how close he was to getting that job but, on the flip side, fortunately he’s going to stay with Bournemouth.“I think as long as we are doing well as a team he’s always going to be linked with big jobs like that and I’m sure it will happen this season if we’re doing well.“We just have to try and keep our feet on the ground and hope that he stays because he’s been a huge part of our success.”And Francis praised Howe’s excellent coaching ability.He added: “It’s all about his coaching and he’s got a smile on his face the majority of the time – unless we’re not doing something right.“He’s always coming up with new ideas and no training sessions are ever the same. There are always ideas behind it. He wants the players to think and talk about the sessions, not just go out there and perform.“Every single week we’re doing new things and he’s got new stuff to try out on the training pitch and that’s where you’ve got to do it before you get to a matchday.”last_img read more

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MAN UNITED WILL TRY TO LURE SEAMUS COLEMAN TO OLD TRAFFORD IN JANUARY

first_imgSeamus ColemanMANCHESTER United will try to sign Seamus Coleman in January, British newspapers are reporting.The Everton full-back signed a new five year deal with the Merseysiders last year when he was named the club’s player of the year and included in the Premiership team of the year.The Killybegs man could be part of an overall deal, the reports say, with one saying United with offer cash plus former Toffee Marounae Felliani to get their man. Coleman has been struggling with fitness after suffering an injury. MAN UNITED WILL TRY TO LURE SEAMUS COLEMAN TO OLD TRAFFORD IN JANUARY was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:evertonman unitedseamus colemanlast_img read more

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SCHOOL CLOSED AFTER SUSPECTED ARSON ATTACK

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A Letterkenny school has been closed after what appears to have been an arson attack.The well-known Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal girls primary school was forced to turn away pupils this morning after the blaze.It appears that a small fire using plastic material was started outside a door into the building. Windows at the school, which is opposite the Old Mart site, were open this morning to allow smoke to escape from the building.Principal Irene Simmons was outside the school this morning chatting with teachers and local priest Fr.Eamon Kelly.Two fire brigades and two Garda cars were in the grounds of the school.Parents arriving at the school were turned away and were told they will be informed if the school will open again tomorrow. One parent told Donegaldaily.com “We just arrived as normal. Someone had mentioned something about the school being closed but we thought it was juts the kids messing.“When we arrived one of the teachers told us there had been an incident and that the school would not be opening today.“She said we would receive a phonecall or a text to let us know if the school will be open tomorrow.”The school is currently undergoing a major renovation.One of the fire brigades was at the rear of the building while another unit stayed at the front of the building. Fr Kelly said he thinks the fire may have been started deliberately.“Thank God it doesn’t seem to be too bad,” he said.Donegaldaily.com also understands there was an attempted break-in at the nearby Gaelscoil Adhamnhain earlier this week.SCHOOL CLOSED AFTER SUSPECTED ARSON ATTACK was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 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:arson attackSCOIL MHUIRE GAN SMALLlast_img read more

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