Mourinho comments shed light on wantaway Eriksen’s future in North London

first_imgTottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking NEW Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho suggested that he would have sold wantaway star Christian Eriksen, had he been in charge of Spurs in the summer.Eriksen is one of a number of the club’s stars, including Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, that are out of contract in the summer.4 Jose Mourinho likened Eriksen’s situation with that he faced at Chelsea when Arjen Robben wanted to leave4 How Tottenham could line up after a shake up from the Special OneAnd speaking on one of his appearances on Sky Sports this season, Mourinho said: “I don’t like to keep players that don’t want to stay at the club.”I think it is always really difficult. I am not thinking about the economical perspective, I mean from a motivational point of view.”We sold Robben to Real Madrid, Chelsea didn’t want to or need the money. But he didn’t want to be there and wanted to go.”There are some moments where motivation affects performance and it is difficult to keep players happy when they have other dreams.”Tottenham failed to offload Eriksen in the summer.With the Dane reportedly dreaming of a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.Only Manchester United showed any concrete interest.And with Daniel Levy reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival, the 27-year-old stayed put.4His performances have been regularly criticised this season – with fans believing that his heart isn’t in it any more at Spurs.Eriksen has featured regularly this season despite poor form and transfer speculation – but was left out of the starting XI for what turned out to be Mauricio Pochettino’s last two games in charge.Mourinho was also asked about whether Spurs would be a difficult side to manage this season, to which he said: “I think they showed clearly the group is fantastic with lots of young and English players.”Of course, they were very close to making history. Once more, they kept their best players, brought in Ndombele and Lo Celso.4LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”I thought they would be ready for that challenge (for the title).”The Special One’s first game in charge will be a London derby against West Ham on Saturday.And his first home game will be Tottenham’s crunch Champions League clash with Olympiacos next Tuesday.last_img read more

The review of plays in tournaments on land starts in Rio

first_imgThe Digital Review system was first launched on the ATP Tour in 2006 in Miami. Subsequently, the system has been launched on all surfaces besides clay, “the place the protocol for enable gamers to ask chair referees to test the marks of the ball throughout matches, “the observe provides.The check on the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro will likely be carried out with FOXTENN know-how, which has been formally authorized by the ATP as an digital review system to be used on clay. The ATP 500 match in Rio de Janeiro, from February 16 to 23, would be the first of a variety on clay to have digital review, introduced this Friday the ATP.“The clay review was authorized by the Board of Administrators of the ATP in November 2019 and will likely be carried out in three occasions of the ATP 250 (TBD), ATP 500 (Rio Open) and ATP Masters 1000 classes in 2020. The match utility course of for the Digital Review in the spring season of clay courts is ongoing, “the ATP stated in an announcement.last_img read more

Digicel challenge for Grand Prix mascot

first_imgKINGSTON: Digicel is challenging Jamaicans to put their creativity to work and win up to $300,000 for designing an official mascot for the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships. Following a successful inaugural staging of the high-school athletics series earlier this year, the full-service communications firm is adding a mascot that will become an important identifying feature of the event. Dubbed by fans as the ‘Diamond League’ of youth athletics, the Digicel Grand Prix will launch early January. “Mascots help play a meaningful role in engaging and captivating young audiences and inspiring them to participate in activity. Our mascot will help to support the growth of the Grand Prix amongst youth supporters and spectators at-large,” noted Peter Lloyd, marketing director at Digicel Jamaica. Entries close Friday Entries opened on Monday and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 18. Interested persons may visit the Digicel Jamaica Facebook page for entry forms and more information. For their efforts, the first-place winner will receive $300,000, while the second-and third-place winners will receive $150,000 and $50,000, respectively. “We are calling on all creative minds to invent a character that is imaginary and original. It could be an animal, a person, or object. It should reflect the youth and vibrancy of the Jamaican student-athlete and the Digicel brand. Each design should also include a name for the mascot. We want participants to let their imagination run wild,” Lloyd explained. Submissions for the Digicel Grand Prix Mascot competition must be sent to jamcomsponsorship@digicelgroup.com, attn: ‘Digicel Grand Prix Mascot Competition’. The Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championship will be hosted for the second time in February 2016. The track-and-field series will include six development meets that will be held over a four-week period. These meets are the Western Championships, Central Championship, Camperdown Classics, Youngster Goldsmith Development Meet, Corporate Area Development Meet and the grand finale, the GC Foster Classics. This year, the company is expected to increase cash prizes, academic scholarships and other incentives.last_img read more

UWI keeps winning run going

first_img Today’s results: Montego Bay United v Humble Lion Tomorrow’s Fixture: Red Stripe Premier League leaders UWI FC stretched their unbeaten run in the league to ten games after scoring a comfortable 1-0 win over Reno FC at the UWI Mona Bowl yesterday. Patrick Brown netted the only goal 11 minutes into the match, although the hosts had many other chances to add to the score. UWI assistant coach Andrew Peart says the aim is to continue winning through to the end of the preliminaries, as their intention is to finish as high as possible in the table. “It was a very efficient win,” he said. “We scored early, but we didn’t capitalise on the chances we got. This win is very good because we continue the momentum to try to secure as best as possible a finish, so from here on, it’s just to win games irrespective of who we play, whether it’s a top team or bottom team. The objective is to win, and we can win games with good performances, and today wasn’t such a bad game,” he said. EARLY DOMINANCE UWI has lost just once since the turn of the year and that was a 5-3 defeat to Arnett Gardens on the first match day in January. Since then, the Marcel Gayle-coached team has chalked up six wins and four draws and sit five points clear of Humble Lion and Tivoli, at the top of the standings with 54 points. They started the contest as the brighter team and capitalised on their early dominance when Brown latched on to a pass and fired past Dennis Taylor in goal. UWI continued to control the game and, minutes later, Anthony Greenland had a goal ruled offside. After the break, the home team continued to make in-roads into the Reno penalty area, but poor finishing from Greenland and Davion Garrison let them down. Reno had one real chance at goal midway the second half when Craig Foster eluded his marker and forced goalkeeper Amal Knight to go full stretch to parry his shot for a corner. But with Keammar Daley controlling the tempo and pulling the strings in midfield, UWI continued to create openings, but failed to add to their tally. Reno’s technical director Wendell Downswell said his team’s tactical application in offence let them down. UWI 1 0 Reno Jamalco 1 2 Boys Town Maverley-Hughenden 1- 1 Tivoli Waterhouse FC 0-1 Harbour Viewlast_img read more

New engine one of four in county

first_img judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – When flames are shooting from a house afire there’s no need to ask who’s got the “special suds” – firefighters know: the truck with the black cab. The engine’s retardant foam penetrates flames, sticks to structures and helps quash fires faster, fire officials say. And Santa Clarita’s got one of just four deployed countywide. “It’s one of the best innovations in the fire service in the past 20 years,” said Capt. Gabe Etchverry of Fire Station 126 across from the Valencia Town Center. All engines carry foam, but air compressors in the special units plump the suds and create a voluminous spray, which requires less water and adheres better. The city’s new unit went into service last week and answered its first call Wednesday, the 15-acre Castaic brush fire. “The winds were fairly significant but we didn’t have to use the foam,” Etcheverry said. The truck hauls extra foam canisters and the standard 500 gallons of water. The county bought almost 100 new fire engines in the past year, but just four with the special apparatus, which are based in Santa Clarita, Palmdale, La Ca ada Flintridge and the City of Industry. Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said the units are placed strategically to provide optimal coverage. The color scheme of two-tone trucks – the first of their kind in the county – was not handpicked; they came that way from the manufacturer, KME Fire Apparatus. last_img read more

Expert Eye: £28m ‘versatile’ Arsenal attacker ‘will never let team-mates down’

first_imgArsenal’s long awaited purchase of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez is almost complete.talkSPORT understand the club expects to finalise the transfer for around £28m.Here, we look at what the experts have said about the 25-year-old Chile ace.Alexis has stolen my heart, he’s a joy. Sometimes he’s left a bit isolated at Barcelona, he doesn’t always have people near him, and he gives us something we don’t have. He works hard, shields the ball well, provides directness like no one else. He’s a very humble guyFormer Barcelona manager Pep GuardiolaAlexis gives us great depth. For a midfielder like me it is a privilege to have someone who has the ability to leave his markers behind like he doesBarcelona and Spain World Cup winner XaviHe can play in so many systems. He can be a second striker or wide midfielder in a 4-4-2. He can be a wide forward in a 4-3-3, or a second striker in a 3-5-2. He’s very versatileFormer Udinese coach Pasquale MarinoAssists, dribbling and goals are natural for him. He’s very accurate when it counts, especially against a closed-off defence. He gives us another option in attackChile manager Jorge SampaoliAlexis is a star. I admire him a lot. He is a great player and we will need to be careful with him. We can’t leave him any spaceNeymar talks up Sanchez ahead of Brazil and Chile’s World Cup last 16 clashAlexis is a great player who always does his utmost for the team. He will never let down his team-mates or not give his all. Every player goes through a difficult period at some point in his career. Everybody in Chile feels that he is an extraordinary playerEx-Chile striker Ivan Zamorano last year when Sanchez’s form was being criticisedI have known him since he was a young boy and he has always been very humble and very respectful. He hasn’t changed and I have a lot of affection for himFormer forward and Chile hero Marcelo Salas last November ahead of England v Chile at WembleyClick here to see Arsenal fans’ reaction to the news Sanchez is almost a Gooner. 1 Neymar says his Barca team-mate Alexis Sanchez is a great player last_img read more

Transfer Rumours and Paper Review – Friday, December 26

first_imgHere are the latest transfer rumours from the Boxing Day papers…Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, is set to give Manchester City a New Year boost by extending his loan spell at the club and delay his arrival at Major League Soccer side New York City FC until at least mid-February. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Celtic’s 6ft 4in Dutch centre-half Virgil van Dijk, but the Scottish club are believed to want more than £10m for the Gunners to secure his services. (The Sun)Liverpool face competition from Arsenal in their bid to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 28, on a free transfer in the summer, though the Blues are confident the England international will remain with them. (Daily Express) Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists England midfielder Fabian Delph, 25, Dutch World Cup star Ron Vlaar, 29, and £20m-rated striker Christian Benteke, 24, are going nowhere in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)last_img read more

FAYRE PLAY! THE A-Z OF WEDDINGS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE RADISSON BLU!

first_imgIf you are even dreaming about walking down the aisle then there is only one place to be this weekend.This Sunday 22nd January the Radisson blu Hotel’s Wedding Fayre takes place from 1-5pm in their new luxurious ballroom.Brides & Grooms will have the opportunity to meet with a host of top wedding suppliers as well as enjoying a Fashion Show with Bridal & Grooms attire from Amore Bridal as well as occasional wear from High Society. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and canapés prepared by Executive Chef Collette Langan and for every couple who book their wedding on the day they will receive a complimentary weekend away in any Radisson Blu Hotel in Ireland!This is an event not to be missed for couples looking to get married over the next couple of years in a four star luxurious hotel.The Radisson Blu Hotel offers a choice of packages from €32 p.p. to suit each bride and grooms individual taste and budget, including silver, gold, platinum and their All Wrapped Up package which includes the Champagne reception for all the bridal party, tea/coffee/ punch & homemade cookies for all your guests, five course banquet including wine, Evening buffet, Cake, Flowers, Photographer, Ten guest rooms for overnight stay, suite for the bride & groom with a host of special extras.Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny has Weddings all Wrapped up with an AA Rosette in culinary excellence and a strict one wedding per day policy ensuring you an exclusive experience you can rest assured your big day will be everything that it deserves to be.  For more info: www.facebook.com/Radissonbluhotelletterkenny www.Radissonblu.ie/hotel-letterkenny/weddings  FAYRE PLAY! THE A-Z OF WEDDINGS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE RADISSON BLU! was last modified: January 20th, 2012 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:Radisson Blu Letetrkennywedding fayrelast_img read more

DD EXAMS: HAVE A GOAL, MAKE A PLAN AND DON’T PANIC

first_imgIt’s the last term before the start of the Junior and Leaving Cert exams and it’s not too late to make a difference.You may have flunked the mocks but put that behind you and prepare to kickstart a study plan. Do not lose hope.If you did well in the mocks, don’t be complacent. Remain focused. 1. Set up a proper study area.The kitchen table, a desk in your bedroom, a table in the hallway, a nook on the landing. It all works if it minimises distractions. Do not overload the area with clutter. Leave your phone in a different room.2. Make a Revision TimetableA revision timetable gives structure to your revision and helps to organise study time. Break it up into topics or chapters rather than huge chunks of time. Hours and hours of unbroken study isn’t a good idea. Shorter bursts of 30 minute or 45 minute on e.g the eye, the kidney or the reproductive system is better than saying “I’ll do science today”. Take a ten minute break after each study block. This way you will retain more information.3. Practice, Practice, PracticePractising past papers will help you get familiar with the:*Exam format*Question style*Time pressure*Retrieve information quickerDon’t leave the past paper booklet lying in a corner – use it now.4. Exercise helpsTaking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engage your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run. Exercise is a powerful enabler which boosts your brain’s ability to be productive. Take regular breaks to eat, drink, relax and just have some general time away from it all. Make time for a walk!5.SleepDo not underestimate the power of proper rest.Our brains are at their best when they are rested. Sleeping also improves the memory so cramming into the early hours is just counter-productive.6.Eat Well and Stay Hydrated Water is brain fuel. Skip the fizzy drinks and stick with water. Keeping hydrated is important not only in general but especially when revising.7.Reward Yourself- You’re Worth ItAllow yourself a treat after working hard or achieving an important goal. Whether it’s an hour on social media or an afternoon out with your friends, make time for you.DD EXAMS: HAVE A GOAL, MAKE A PLAN AND DON’T PANIC was last modified: April 16th, 2016 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:Donegal Dailyexam advicelast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp: Loris Karius will continue to face criticism

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more NEW ERA How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes “I don’t like it, you don’t like it, he doesn’t like it, but they do happen. So let’s carry on and make the best of all these situations to learn from it.“No-one likes that goal but if we talk about the second goal I think it was Millie’s (James Milner’s) fault together with (Pedro) Chirvella.“Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was the bigger? I would say the second one but we don’t talk about that.”Karius’ error handed the initiative back to the hosts, who pulled back a second when makeshift centre-back Chirivella’s pass put Milner in trouble and Amadou Soukouana ran through to score.Liverpool had led 3-0 at half-time through goals from Rafael Camacho, Sheyi Ojo and Adam Lallana, making his first appearance of pre-season. possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday predicted who plays? ALTERED center_img Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts goalkeeper Loris Karius is going to be regularly scrutinised and criticised until he puts together a string of good performances.The German’s handling was back in the spotlight after he spilled a free-kick which allowed Tranmere to score in the Reds’ 3-2 friendly win at Prenton Park. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Karius’ mistakes in the Champions League final are yet to be forgotten LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tranmere’s official Twitter account initially posted a video of the howler but quickly took it down.Karius was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals in May’s Champions League final defeat – after which it was revealed he was suffering from concussion – and Klopp knows the focus will continue to be on the 25-year-old.“Yeah, it will probably happen for a while until he has a few fantastic games, that is how the situation is,” said the manager.“We cannot change that. Our job is to perform and you do what you do and that is part of the deal.“You (the media) can all stop it immediately – promise? You never ask again, that would be one little step.“It is obvious, we don’t have to hide it. Yes he could have made that save even though the shot was not easy to deal with.“I’ve seen this situation 500 times at least in my life – ‘Bam’, against the chest, (ball) going down.“Now Loris concedes that goal but we cannot start the story always after each mistake. Mistakes will happen. 2 smart causal 2 highlights Karius has not had the stress-free pre-season he would’ve wanted last_img read more