Europa League: Solskjaer turbocharges Man Utd boys against FC Copenhagen

first_img Loading… Solskjaer detailed his long association with his opposite number during yesterday’s (Sunday’s) pre-match press conference, and will not make the mistake of under-estimating him when they go head-to-head in Cologne. “He had a very good career as a player,” remembered the 47-year-old. “He was always the one we [Molde] looked to – when we played against them – to stop him playing. A creative midfielder. “Then he’s had a fantastic coaching career. He started off with his home team, hometown, HamKam, then he’s been at Copenhagen [for] two spells. He’s been in Germany, here in Cologne. He’s been in the Championship with Wolves. “So in a similar way [to me], he’s had his ups and downs, but he’s really come through again. He’s leaving a legacy at Copenhagen. Now they’re in the quarters for the first time, so it’s step by step for him. I went to Copenhagen to study [for my] pro-licence, so it was very kind of him to let me in. They lost to Chelsea, so hopefully, this time, they’ll lose to us!” read also:Man Utd target Sancho spotted in England United head into the match at the Koln Stadion having lost just one of our last 23 matches, but Ole remained modest when asked about the upturn in our form. “One in 23 is too many!” he deadpanned, ahead of a match that could not only extend that record, but take the Reds within two matches of claiming the club legend’s first piece of silverware as manager. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has urged his wards to gird their loins towards destroying the might of FC Copenhagen in today’s Europa League quarter-final, stressing that any complacency could lead to a humbling exit from the competition. The Reds arrived in Germany on Sunday for the mini-tournament that is set to conclude the competition, and the Norwegian was asked by journalists how the club planned to keep the players occupied during any spell on the continent. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” said the Treble hero. “Of course, we’ve put plans in place but, for me, it’s only about this game now. You can’t think too far ahead. It’s a knockout tournament. If you don’t perform, you’re going home. “If you go through, then you’ve got a few days before the next game. But, at the moment, we don’t have a problem.” Perhaps at the back of Solskjaer’s mind was our last meeting with FCK, the 13-times Danish title-winners: a Champions League group-stage fixture in November 2006 that saw a United side featuring Ole, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo succumb to a 1-0 defeat. And despite the prospect of a semi-final against Wolves or Sevilla, Ole was keen to focus on the qualities of our Scandinavian opponents, who are managed by his old friend Stale Solbakken. “I know how Stale has built the club and what they’re about,” insisted the boss. “Of course, I played against them when I was at Molde. I’ve known Stale for such a long time, and Copenhagen have a great history in getting into Europe and doing well in Europe. “Stale’s team, they’ve got individuals there and very good players. There are young forwards, three of them, to be fair, and experienced players in midfield and at the back. But I think the biggest strength is the teamwork and how well organised Stale’s teams always are.”center_img Promoted Content10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really AreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

Miss Carrie Ann Magyar

first_imgMiss Carrie Ann Magyar, age 31, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on December 13, 1987 in Warren, Ohio. She was the daughter of Dennis Magyar and Pamela Lynn (Catanese) and James Hilligoss. Carrie was raised in Warren, Ohio until she moved to Switzerland County, where she was a 2005 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Carrie owned and operated a catering business in Yankeetown, Florida. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, shopping and shooting guns and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Carrie passed away at 12:05 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Kentucky.Carrie will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Pamela Lynn (Catanese) Hilligoss and her step-father, James Hilligoss of Florence, IN; her fiancé of 6 years, Jeremy Holder of Yankeetown, FL; her brothers and sisters, Tiffany Emery and her husband, James of Florence, IN, Timothy Scott Reitz of Florence, IN, Michael Magyar of Findlay, OH, Ryan King and his wife, Kelly of Florence, KY, Rebecca Foster and her husband, Scotty of Madison, IN, Eddie Hilligoss and his fiancée, Amelia Hatton of Deputy, IN, Adrianna Jennings and her husband, Frank of Austin, IN and Danielle Walters and her husband, Thomas of Jeffersonville, IN; her grandparents, Butch and Peggy (Pike) Hilligoss of Vevay, IN; her great-grandmother, Frances Lorraine (Peters) Pike of Vevay, IN and her numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, two great-nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her maternal-grandparents, James Leslie Catanese, died October 2, 1993 and Lula Belle (Stevens) Catanese, died November 17, 2007; her paternal-grandparents, Frank and Madeline Magyar and her uncle, Tommy Magyar.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrie Ann Magyar Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Cricket News It will be foolish to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy: Shoaib Akhtar

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels that it will be foolish to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy at this juncture, especially after Indian cricket establishment has invested on him massively. “I think Virat Kohli shouldn’t be removed as the captain because a lot has been invested on him. He has been the captain for the last 3-4 years. What he needs is a better coach, better selection committee and he can be made better,” Akhtar was quoted as saying on his YouTube channel.After India’s disappointing exit in the semi-final of the World Cup, there were suggestions that split captaincy is the need of the hour, wherein Kohli should continue to lead in Test cricket and Rohit Sharma be appointed as the leader in limited-overs formats.But Akhtar begs to differ.“I have no doubts that Rohit is a good captain and he has done a good job in IPL but I think an investment has been made and that investment can be made better with a slight tweak. Virat Kohli is a sensible choice to carry on. I think it will be foolish to remove Kohli from captaincy,” the former speedster said. “There is a talk going on in India that the team is divided into into groups because of the reported rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. I guess Rohit wants to become the captain and Virat is coming in his way but I don’t think these rumours are true.” last_img read more

Early Morning Car Crash Causes Power Outage on Long Rapids Road

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.- An early Sunday morning crash caused personal injuries to one driver when their vehicle ran off the roadway hitting a utility pole.According to the Michigan State Police the accident occurred on Long Rapids Road around 3 am causing a power outage. Crews from Alpena Power were able to respond quickly and get power restored. MSP is still investigating the accident.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious MSP Still Trying to Solve Robbery From OctoberNext Medical Assistant Program Hopes to Add New Equipment Following Christmas Craft Showlast_img

LeBron James explains his theory on why East teams made big trades

first_imgThe 76ers started by acquiring Tobias Harris from the Clippers and then added Jonathon Simmons and James Ennis to their bench at the deadline after acquiring Jimmy Butler earlier this season. The Raptors added center Marc Gasol to play alongside Kawhi Leonard, while the Bucks traded for Nikola Mirotic to compliment Giannis Antetokounmpo.  “Those top teams in the East, yeah, they’re going for it,” James told The Athletic. “Toronto is going for it, Milwaukee’s going for it, Philly. Boston believes they can do it, too. They know they ain’t gotta go through Cleveland anymore.”Everybody in the East thinks they can get to the Finals because they ain’t gotta go through me.” Related News LeBron James has at least one theory as to why teams in the East made big moves ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline. The Lakers star explained that the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers made big changes to their roster in an effort to make a run for the NBA Finals at the end of the season, more notably because “they ain’t gotta go through” James anymore now that he’s in the Western Conference with the Lakers. James revealed he’s already excited to watch how the Eastern Conference playoffs unfold with the new additions. “Sh—, I was excited seeing all the moves they made in the East today,” James said. “Those matchups in the second round, in the Eastern Conference finals, that sh— is gonna be crazy. It’s gonna be fun to watch.”The Bucks hold a 40-13 record, the best not only in the Eastern Conference but also in the NBA. The Raptors are second in the East, sitting 40-16, while the 76ers are 34-20 and fifth. NBA trade deadline: Takeaways from a whirlwind day of dealslast_img read more

Bundesliga’s back: Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams resume title races as Germany approves soccer’s return

first_imgGerman soccer has been ambitious about its return to action. Not only have the 20 teams in the Bundesliga been training for the past month, but also those in 2.Bundesliga, the country’s second division.With 1,700 people tested for the coronavirus as Germany approached its return, 10 turned out to be positive. That did not derail the plan to reopen.“The appropriate measures – for example, the isolation of the affected persons – were taken immediately by the respective clubs in accordance with the specifications of the local health authorities,” Germany’s DFL said in a statement. The Bundesliga has become enough a part of North America’s sporting culture that if one attempts to translate the name from German to English through Google, it comes out as — no kidding — Bundesliga.So the return of Germany’s top soccer league following two months of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic will not, for so many, require the manufactured affection endemic to American’s sudden interest in the Korean Baseball League. Germany, with a population of nearly 84 million, has had 167,000 confirmed cases and nearly 7,000 deaths since the COVID-19 outbreak began. It reported only 685 new cases Tuesday.The Bundesliga was given approval by chancellor Angela Merkel to resume competition without fans in the stands in mid-May, according to Sky Sports. An exact date has not been chosen by the league, whose principals will meet Thursday in Frankfurt to discuss the resumption and schedule for completion.Most teams have nine games remaining in the season, with the title race involving at least four strong contenders: leaders Bayern Munich (55 points) and contenders Borussia Dortmund (51), RB Leipzig (50) and Borussia Monchengladbach (49).The league’s return figures to be closely watched by other major European soccer leagues, as well as the NBA, NHL, MLS and Major League Baseball here. None of the inactive American team sports has yet announced a date or plan for resuming competition.Young Canadian star Alphonso Davies has made 17 starts for leaders Bayern. U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams should be back from the injuries that have plagued his season for Leipzig. Werder Bremen striker Josh Sargent probably lost a bit of the momentum gained when he started and scored in a 2-2 draw in his team’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin, but he remains an active part of Bremen’s attack force.Weston McKennie remains a regular starter at FC Schalke, withheld from the starting lineup only when injured. And we can continue to watch teenaged midfielder Gio Reyna, the son of U.S. soccer legend Claudio, develop at Dortmund. Prior to the break, he scored his first senior-level goal in a DFB Pokal cup game against Bremen and earned an assist in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.last_img read more

‘Magic School Bus’ author Joanna Cole dies at age 75

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Sioux City author Joanna Cole, whose “Magic School Bus” books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died at age 75. Scholastic says Cole died Sunday. With the ever maddening but inspired Ms. Frizzle leading her students on journeys that explored everything from the solar system to underwater, “Magic School Bus” books have sold tens of millions of copies and were the basis for a popular animated TV series and a Netflix series. Ms. Frizzle was based in part on a teacher Cole had growing up. Plans for a live-action movie, with Elizabeth Banks as Ms. Frizzle, were recently announced.last_img


first_imgMike Smith4268714%$569,611 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 23) John Sadler4246810%$272,716 Joseph Talamo74511117%$491,348 Peter Miller541212622%$681,056 Rafael Bejarano8924171127%$1,065,004 SADLER KEEN ON SWEET SWAP SUNDAYTEXAS RED DRILLS FOR 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUTFIRING LINE WORKS FOR GRADE III LEWIS Elvis Trujillo71118615%$644,216 Peter Eurton2853618%$276,308 CLOCKERS’ CORNER HAS ITS DAY IN THE SUN            Perhaps no track on the globe offers the magnetic lure of Clockers’ Corner, Santa Anita’s popular early morning gathering place for horsemen and hoi polloi alike.Open from before sunup until training ends at 10 a.m. daily, Clockers’ Corner offers repast for every palate.John Sadler, who has been plying his trade in Southern California going on 35 years, would like nothing more than to win Sunday’s $75,000 stakes named the Clockers’ Corner with Sweet Swap, who was second in the race last year after stumbling at the start of the sprint that’s decided at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s a group winner down the hill (capturing the Grade III San Simeon Stakes last April), and I don’t think he’s ever not been right there in his races on the course,” Sadler said of the 6-year-old Candy Ride horse owned by Peter and Kosta Hronis.“Hopefully, we can get the ‘W’.”Sweet Swap was second last out in the Grade III Daytona Stakes after leading into deep stretch. The Kentucky-bred chestnut has a 6-3-2 record from 15 lifetime starts with earnings of $342,133.And this addendum on Clockers’ Corner: Monday marks the 36th year hostess Rosie Ybarra has provided customers with her unflagging enthusiasm and service behind the counter, come rain or come shine.The Clockers’ Corner: Lil Bit O’Fun, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Ankeny Hill, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; Bolita Boyz, Gary Stevens, 20-1; Mr. Commons, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Sweet Swap, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Pure Tactics, Mike Smith, 5-1; Clubhouse Ride, Aaron Gryder, 15-1; Hay Dude, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Forever Juanito, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Bahamian Squall, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; and Fly Lexis Fly, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1.Horse Laugh and Heir of Storm were scratched.FINISH LINES:With Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux riding for his brother, trainer Keith, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red worked five furlongs in company with Attack in 1:01.40 Saturday in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in next Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. Texas Red broke three lengths behind Attack and finished three in front. Attack was timed in 1:02.80 . . . Also working for his 3-year-old debut was Firing Line for trainer Simon Callaghan, who is readying the runner-up to unbeaten Dortmund in the Grade I Los Alamitos Derby for theRobert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 7. “It was just a maintenance work,” Callaghan said. “I’m very happy with it. It was just what we were looking for.” . . . Bob Baffertcan barely contain hisenthusiasm for his male 2-year-old champion of 2014 American Pharoah. “He’s the best 2-year-old I ever had,” the Hall of Famer trainer said as he watched the son of Pioneerof the Nile gallop on a picture-perfect Saturday morning, adding, “this is the best 3-year-old crop I’ve had in years.” . . . Through 18 racing days, Rafael Bejarano has opened a 24-14 lead over runner-up Kent Desormeaux in Santa Anita’s jockey standings, while among trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer was in front of Peter Miller, 14-12 . . .Retirement was announced Friday for Eblouissante, a 6-year-old half-sister to Zenyatta. Eblouissante will be shipped to Europe, where she will be bred to either Frankel or Oasis Dream . . .A reminder that a Celebration of Life for the late Dr. Jack Robbins will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday., Jan. 27, at Del Mar’s Turf Club . . . The date for the next meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb.19, has been changed to Wednesday, Feb.18. The meeting location remains Santa Anita Park. An agenda for this meeting, including starting time, will be posted on the CHRB website no later than Feb. 8. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza621113618%$688,430 Martin Pedroza62912515%$340,740 Bob Baffert3548511%$494,418 Corey Nakatani4687717%$447,780 Drayden Van Dyke72861111%$414,736 Mark Glatt2554420%$187,486center_img Flavien Prat3052517%$196,990 Martin Garcia4049510%$477,650 Brandon Boulanger4452311%$107,180 Michael Pender1343031%$114,190 Jerry Hollendorfer53147626%$1,164,814 Kent Desormeaux60147723%$705,288 Doug O’Neill5466711%$317,760 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gary Stevens3474621%$326,330 -30- Fernando Perez6476311%$245,774 Philip D’Amato2244418%$190,780 Tyler Baze991171611%$631,548 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mark Casse2554420%$367,960last_img read more

Weed your community’s playfield yourselves – Ramjattan to Agricola residents

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Saturday informed residents of Agricola, Greater Georgetown that they must not depend on the Government to do everything. In fact, he told the residents that they should weed the community’s play field themselves, which is presently covered in overgrown vegetation. He made the comments at a job fair held in Agricola where he reflected on his days as a young man. He said he was part of a cricket team which did the same thing for their local community ground.“It is important that these things happen in your area and it happen as a result of your effort. Not everything Government will provide, and I want to tell you that,” Ramjattan said.The Minister said even in the United States (US), France and the United Kingdom (UK), residents make donations; Guyanese must play a part as citizens to reduce the work of the Government.CrimeSpeaking on the issue of the crime rate in the community, the Public Security Minister stated that residents have the power to overcome their demons.He said while the desire of being rich exists in the life of every human being, it is their duty to practice self-restraint.“We live in an area that is extra ordinarily violent if you didn’t know. South America, next to Venezuela, next to Columbia, Bolivia and Ecuador and Brazil are extra ordinarily violent societies when it comes to the crime rates and all of that and it is largely because of so much gun-running, Trafficking in Persons, cocaine and poverty levels,” he explained.He said Government is quite aware of those activities in neighbouring countries and does not want that criminal behaviour to trickle in.last_img read more

Coaches unimpressed with Huskies 7-1 loss to Navigators

first_imgThe Navigators led 1-0 after the first period but the Huskies were badly outplayed as the shots were 8-2 after the first period. Fort St. John was also unable to generate momentum with two early power plays.Things fell off the rails for the Huskies in the opening minutes of the second. The Navigators opened the scoring 30 seconds into the second period and they would go on to score six goals in the opening seven minutes of the second period to lead 7-0. Fort St. John would score their lone goal in the third.Assistant Coach Todd Alexander says the team did not come ready to play and was the worst game he had been a involved with in a long time.- Advertisement -“There was no effort, no attitude. We just showed up and put our gear on. That was the worst hockey game that we have played as a group hands down. We haven’t played that bad in this organization in three years.”Alexander continued by saying the team did nothing with their power plays to start the game“I don’t think we were in it from the hop. We had two power plays to start the game and we got out shot 8-2 in the first period. When you have two early power plays about five minutes in there’s no way that you should have two shots on net.”Advertisement The Huskies are capable of being one of the top teams in the league and are able to do what is necessary to compete. Despite that the team has not been doing what it takes to win as of late and has been bailed out by goaltending over their most recent stretch.“We’re a hard working hockey team, we’re a 200 foot hockey team. We have a good power play when we want to. We need to be finishing our checks; we need to be skating and get back to being ready before the game as a group,” he states. “We haven’t gotten ready as a group before the game in about two weeks. It’s been terrible there and it’s showing on lots of our games. If we hadn’t had the goaltending we’ve had in the last two weeks we’d be sitting down in the hole somewhere.”Scoring for the Huskies was Brighton Campbell. Shots at the end of the contest were 32-16 in favour of the Navigators.Next for Fort St. John is a game in Grande Prairie against the JDA Kings on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The game can be heard on Moose FM with the pregame show starting at 8:15.Advertisementlast_img read more