In a bullish manner Tottenham makes offer to Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish £15m as Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester are also keen on securing the midfielder.Spurs were considering a move for Grealish who was not among their priority list of transfer targets this summer but Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester also targets the 22-year-old as top clubs try to set to latch on Aston Villa’s financial crisis to have the winger.Villa values their prize asset at close to double that figure and they could be more interested in a bid from Chelsea, especially as it is likely to see Grealish loaned back to the club for next season. However, despite their precarious financial state, senior sources at Villa believe they may not be forced to sell their star academy graduate after all, according to Sky Sports.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.At Monday’s crucial board meeting, acting deputy chief executive Luke Organ painted a more optimistic picture of the club’s finances and, while not ruling it out, suggested they may not be forced to sell the youngster.Grealish remaining at Villa Park appears is uncertain, with the player entering the last two years of his contract and Villa failing to get him to sign an extension midway through last season.
Sweden boss Janne Andersson insists that his side are “not satisfied” yet after qualifying for their first World Cup quarter-final appearance in 24 years following their 1-0 win over SwitzerlandAfter both sides squandered a number of good opportunities at St Petersburg on Tuesday, Emil Forsberg struck the decisive blow in the second-half after his effort deflected off Manuel Akanji and into the back of the Swiss goal.While Sweden clearly lacks any real star quality in the post-Zlatan Ibrahimovic era, their team ethics have gathered a lot of praise and the side have now overcome the odds against them to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup against more heavily fancied teams.“This team personifies the approach we all share — we work for each other on and off the pitch, and I’m incredibly happy that it’s paying off,” said Andersson, as stated on ESPN.“I think you’d have to ask everyone else that question. We know we are a good team, that we’ve earned our successes — we know how we got this far.”He added: “We’ve worked this way throughout, we’re continuing the same way, and what other teams and countries think about that is not terribly interesting.”The 55-year-old’s name was sung by the Sweden supporters following their historic achievement.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s a surreal feeling, to be standing in St Petersburg on the pitch afterwards and people are calling out my name,” he said.“That feels strange — during the match, I’m very much focused on the game.”But Andersson insists that Sweden are far from done yet.“Now it’s about taking the next step. We’re not satisfied with this, and nothing more,” he said.“We want to win the next match as well — if you start to lower the bar, the level of ambition, that’s not going to make for satisfaction.”Sweden will take on England in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday at Samara.
Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent has completed a season-long loan move to Scottish side Rangers FC.The Scottish Premiership team confirmed the move on Sunday after the 21-year-old completed his medicals on Saturday.It’s believed the chance to work alongside former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and former Reds coach Michael Beale was a big attraction for Kent.?️ Ryan Kent: “They have got a person in charge now in Steven Gerrard who has played at the highest level and achieved many great things.” pic.twitter.com/DQ4v82ZEZk— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 22, 2018He told the club’s website: “I think when the opportunity came around to join a club of this magnitude, it was a bit of a no-brainer.“They have got a person in charge now in Steven Gerrard who has played at the highest level and achieved many great things.Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“To learn from him is great, and I already know some of the players here. To have Michael Beale here too, he got the best out of me in under-23s football at Liverpool.”The Liverpool academy product previously spent time on loan at Coventry City and Barnsley.Last season he spent time on loan at Bundesliga side SC Freiburg and Championship club Bristol City.He made only 17 appearances last season and so he was determined to make sure his next move was the right one.?️ @ryankent: “I would say I am an exciting player, and I never hold back. I don’t fear getting on the ball, even if I’ve lost the ball. I am hopefully going to bring a lot of excitement to the fans here.”READ: https://t.co/AO8L2kX3oHWATCH: https://t.co/SHn2P3PAAk pic.twitter.com/rcvsknZfhR— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 22, 2018
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti admits to feeling the nerves on his Napoli debut, but that the Lazio goal “woke us up”.This was the first Serie A match in charge as Napoli manager for Ancelotti.“I was nervous at the start, but then we all got into the game as time went on,” the Coach told DAZN, according to Football Italia.“It was particularly special for me, because the Stadio Olimpico was my home as a player at Roma. I won so many games on that pitch.”“I decided to come back because Napoli brings unique passion and enthusiasm. Plus this is a quality squad, despite what some might say.”Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We struggled a little towards the end, which was normal in the opening game of the season.”“I wasn’t entirely convinced by the way we built up play, but again at this stage that is to be expected. We are trying to change things and it takes time, but the team is working hard.”“The positive thing is that the players proved themselves a solid unit and were able to pull through a difficult moment together.”“I was a little worried by the lack of intensity in the opening minutes, both attacking and defending. We wanted to press them but were too slow and sluggish. Their goal woke us up, we lifted the tempo and eventually deserved the victory.”
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to concede defeat to Juventus in the race for this season’s Serie A title following the draw with AC Milan.The former Chelsea boss was frustrated with his team’s lack of control, but he does not consider the title to be a forgone conclusion.Chances were few and far-in-between in the game, with Piotr Zielinski missing Napoli’s best chance and David Ospina making a fine save to deny Milan’s Mateo Musacchio at the other end.A win for Juventus against Lazio tomorrow could see the Bianconeri move 11 points clear at the top of the table, but Ancelotti is refusing to throw in the towel yet.“It’s still very open. We have to do our own job and there are lots of matches left,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I expected Milan to have a defensive approach, as they use lines of five and it’s difficult to overcome that. We unfortunately made it easier for them with a sluggish tempo.”“We didn’t manage a good transition and we allowed them too many counterattacks. We were obviously unbalanced. We didn’t control the game.”Ancelotti also praised Milan supporters after the match, which was Napoli’s first at the San Siro since Kalidou Kouliably was racially abused in the 1-0 loss to Inter on December 26.“It’s a totally different atmosphere and this is what we want to see in the stands. I applaud all the supporters,” he said.
The Brazilian goalkeeper believes the only way the Reds can become champions at the end of the season is by winning everything and not looking back.Liverpool is currently in the first place of the English Premier League standings.The Reds are three points ahead, with 62 points, of current champions Manchester City.But for the team’s goalkeeper, Brazilian footballer Alisson, the only way to win the competition is by winning all of the matches.“We have to be prepared to fight everything,” Alisson said to Goal.com“All the adverse circumstances that come our way.”“I believe our team is on the right track. Now we do not have much room for hesitation. If we want to be champions, we have to win everything from now on,” he added.“I believe we had glimpses into the game. Some moments of insecurity.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We started ahead. [But] from the moment we started to miss some passes – some silly passes that we are not used to missing – I think the team lost a little confidence in the match. I think the opposing team also gained confidence,” he explained.“We have confidence,” Alisson’s compatriot Fabinho added.“We enjoyed a brilliant December, which was almost perfect, but now we have had this dip.”“It is difficult to explain why this has happened. I believe that now teams who play against us sit very deep. We need to do things a little differently and maybe we aren’t doing this – we are unable to find the spaces,” Fabinho said.“Often, we want to go through the middle and it is difficult against physically strong and defensive teams. We need to find solutions and in these past few games we haven’t.”Alisson Becker on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/ViR59NtJCR— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) January 30, 2019
Five Cays town hall meeting reveals MP plans NBA Superstar in Five Cays Community Center Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Jul 2015 – A town meeting is on tonight at 6:30pm to discuss a litany of proposed changes to the fisheries ordinance. The meetings started since Wednesday in South Caicos and continue tonight at the Five Cays Community center where the ten topics will include: the ban on pelagic long-line fishing; a minimum and maximum size restriction for the Nassau Grouper; a minimum size for all snapper species, excluding red and black snappers; regulations for stone crab; a ban on commercial export of sharks and rays and the regulations governing the taking of Lion fish. Again that meeting is in Five Cays at 6:30pm. Recommended for you Related Items:fisheries ordinance, five cays community center Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2015 – Three homes, three families, over a dozen people are homeless today after their residences burned down during a fire in Five Cays on Tuesday evening. Today those residents are telling Magnetic Media that they are thankful for life even though they have lost everything. Scorched structures are all that’s left as clothes, documents and valuables were consumed in the blaze. Quick to take action were the Red Cross, Social Services, the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies and the Adventist Development Relief Agency. Lormeka Wiliams, Director of the TCI Red Cross launched an appeal late last night for clothing, personal items, toiletries, food and water. “We gave out hygiene kits, blankets, food supplies as well as for the children we gave them school supplies so that they are able to go back to school in the morning.”The fire reportedly began sometime after 4pm, and though the cause is still unknown, witnesses report hearing a loud explosion as fire erupted, engulfing home after home. Meanwhile officials from ADRA, which was on the scene last night, had encouraging words. Ms. Thomas:“I want to say to the people, even though you have suffered loss now, I want you to be encouraged, better days are yet to come, I can promise you and assure you that the community will rally around you and try to assist you and try to help you and try to get back on their feet to give you some stability.” Donations are being accepted at the Red Cross Thrift Store in Turtle Cove. Long Island fire extinguished Breaking: Fire at Providenciales’ Dump Related Items:ci red cross, donations, Fire, five cays PDA takes rally to Five Cays Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Nov 2015 – Reports of stray livestock on the loose in islands of the Turks and Caicos have prompted the Department of Agriculture to issue a warning to owners. Goats are specifically mentioned as becoming a menace to neighborhoods and hazard to motorists. The Department said: “We recognize that goats and other farm animals are food animals, and one of the department’s thrusts is to encourage livestock production but this must be done in a responsible way that does not injure public safety.” Not corralling animals is not only irresponsible, but against the law reminds officials; this breach of the Control of Animals Ordinance could lead to fines, imprisonment and disposal of those animals running wild. Recommended for you Related Items:department of agriculture, spray, stray livestock Domestic Airline Companies institute insecticide spraying to ward off Zika Airliners spraying for Zika prevention; Zika impacting tourism arrivals New Director for Agriculture vows to create Policy
North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding Remembrance Day to be marked in TCI this weekend Related Items:donation, hurricane joaquin, Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation, Rotary International Recommended for you Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 million Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTHE BAHAMAS (DECEMBER 2, 2015): Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation today announced its donation of $120,000 to the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas for the rebuilding of the southern islands devastated by Hurricane Joaquin. “My family and I think of The Bahamas as a second home, and so we wanted to do whatever we could to reassure those affected by the devastation caused by the hurricane that they have remained in our hearts, and we are happy to support Rotary’s efforts to rebuild homes, lives and communities,” said Louis Bacon. “Today, we are very pleased to announce our donation to the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas. We fully support their focus on economic recovery, specifically of the fishing, agriculture and livestock industries damaged by the storm,” said Bacon, whose philanthropic efforts have been rewarded by highly respected international honours.Teaming with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Clubs have outlined plans for permanent solutions for potable water, the resupplying of schools and re-opening of businesses. This includes replacing fishing vessels that were destroyed in the storm and providing microfinance loans for small businesses. Rotary District Governor Felix Stubbs said the funds would allow them to apply for grants from Rotary International as well.“We are extremely grateful to Mr. Bacon and the Moore Bahamas Foundation for this generous and timely donation,” said Stubbs. “This will go a long way toward enhancing our efforts to restore commerce and rebuild lives of those who were so devastated by this hurricane and the damage it wreaked on the southern Bahamas.”“The worst of times often brings out the best of humanity,” said Bacon. “We have been so impressed by the level of involvement of ordinary citizens who have taken time out from their businesses and families to help others. We now look forward to seeing some of these plans and projects come to life as people rebuild for a better future.”In order to diversify support and strengthen recovery efforts, The Moore Bahamas Foundation plans to announce two additional donations for hurricane relief later this month, bringing to a total of $250,000 toward restoration and rebuilding efforts. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Border Control Minister meets with local Haitian Officials Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Jan 2015 – Seventy eight Haitian migrants tried to break into the Turks and Caicos on New Year’s Eve but were stopped by the coastal radar and the Police and Immigration forces. The 67 men, nine women and two children were taken into custody without incident according to the Police report and were to be returned home to Haiti over the weekend. The group came in a wooden sloop around 3am Thursday; an imitation gun was reportedly found on the vessel which was hauled into South Dock. Related Items:haitian, new year, sloop Thousands of Haitian mark Flag Day differently in TCI for 2016 Haitian Flag 213 Years old now Recommended for you
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Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 8, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says it is important that sportsmen and sportswomen be recognised and awarded, as Jamaica’s sporting achievements continue to earn the country international respect.Addressing the 12th annual Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence ceremony on December 7 at Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston, Mr. Holness said sport has the power “to inspire, to unite and to instill discipline, diligence, responsibility and, importantly, patriotism”.“This award is to inspire youngsters to walk the road of excellence in sports and life,” the Prime Minister said. Mr. Holness said he is pleased that the awards include student athletes, “because while we celebrate achievements today, we must always look to the future”.He offered congratulations to the nominees and encouraged the students to firmly grasp opportunities presented, and to be an example and mentor to their peers.Meanwhile, former Jamaica Cricket Team captain, Tamar Lambert, edged out female cricketer Stafanie Taylor and footballer Warren Barrett to win the 2016 Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence.He was recognized for his contribution to the sport and his unwavering dedication to serve. Mr. Lambert, an all-rounder, represented Jamaica at the Under-15 and Under-19 levels and led a career lasting 99 matches that yielded 4,697 runs at an average of 28.12. He took 76 wickets at an average of 25.68, with a best figure of 8-42.From 2008 to 2012, he led Jamaica to an unprecedented five consecutive triumphs in the Regional Four-Day championship titles. Mr. Lambert also led Jamaica to two regional Super50 titles, in 2007 and 2011, plus two play-off shields.He is a member of the St. Catherine Cricket Club and is involved in philanthropy, contributing pads and bats to players in the Heartlands Community/Sports Club programme; and has served as the coach for the St. Jago High School cricket team for the past three years.St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) track and field athlete Santanya Wright was awarded the Courtney Walsh Student Excellence Award and Kingston College 100-metre sprinter Jevaun Mattison walked away with the award for Young Male Athlete 2016. Both schools received $250,000 towards implementing a project.Other student nominees were Captain of Wolmer’s Boys U-19 basketball team, Travis Brown; Jamaica’s Number-One ranked junior tennis player Kyle Martin, also from Wolmer’s Boys; track and field all-rounder Aiko Jones of Wolmer’s Girls; and national junior netballer Susan Douglas of The Queen’s High School.The Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence, administered by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, aims to recognise the achievements of a sportsperson who displays high levels of humility, integrity, discipline and other exemplary qualities, while excelling in sports.It was set up in honour of former West Indies cricket team captain and Ambassador-at-large, Hon. Courtney Walsh. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 30, 2017 – Grand Turk – For the first time in 13 years the PDM, on Monday, led at the National Heroes Day Memorial Service to honour the party’s founder, the late Right Excellent James Alexander George Smith McCartney. In an unprecedented undertaking, the widow of the Late JAGS – Dorothy McCartney – addressed the service with words from her husband and insight into what motivated him as he fought for equality for the TCI people. In a controversial presentation, Grand Turk North Member, George Lightbourne delivered a speech on behalf of the PNP Opposition which featured, among other things, inappropriate remarks focused on the now deceased first Chief Minister’s personal life. And in a never before recorded happening, the Opposition party was a no show for the wreath laying portion of the service, the PNP was represented instead by the acting Prison Superintendent. The public holiday to remember Rt Excellent JAGS was yesterday for these islands and 37 years after his death in a plane crash in the US, the freedom fighter was paid homage in song, poetry, dance and remarks by country leaders including Premier Sharlene Robinson, Governor Dr John Freeman and speaker for the day, Government Appointment member to the House of Assembly, Maxivanno Thomas. #MagneticMediaNews#JAGSDayMemorialDay# Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 14, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson expressed excitement for the opportunities available for the island and its residents as a result of Carnival Corporation’s Ocean Medallion Project, during their soft opening on Friday, October 13.Describing technology as the future of Grand Bahama which is happening now, Minister Thompson added that he is very excited about Ocean Medallion. Ocean Medallion is a wearable device designed to enhance the overall cruising and service experience of the passenger. It enables a personal digital concierge for passengers, eliminating long check in lines, cabin keys and credit cards.A detailed description of Ocean Medallion and what the Freeport facility will do was given by John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer of Carnival Corporation and Marcelo Freire, Director, Global IT PMO Guest Experience and Innovation of Carnival Corporation, to Minister Thompson along with other senior officials from government, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.While making a statement to the media immediately after, Minister Thompson said, “This Ocean Medallion project is the first-of-its-kind wearable device that enables a personal digital concierge by bridging the physical and digital worlds (technology) to deliver a new level of personalized service not previously considered possible. With this type of interactive technology, not only does it change the cruise industry but for Grand Bahama, it diversifies our economy, allowing aspiring entrepreneurs and small Bahamian companies to take advantage of these opportunities.“Through our Business to Business Initiative industrial corporations and others like The Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye agreed to open their inventory and purchasing needs to the small business community. This opportunity was used to empower businesses to be able to supply those needs at a better rate or faster delivery service.“Further to this, Bahamian companies such as the GB Shipyard and Freeport Ship Services have taken advantage of this opportunity to do business with Carnival Corporation. Grand Bahama is positioned as the perfect fit for industry and innovation where industry connects with technology.”With the government’s focus on Grand Bahama becoming an offshore technical hub, the advanced technology of Ocean Medallion is welcomed as it is playing an integral role. It is anticipated that eight to 10 Grand Bahamian IT/Electronic Technicians will be hired and trained to assist with programming and installing the Ocean Medallion systems onboard Carnival’s fleet.According to Minister Thompson, in rebranding the island for industry and technology, the GB Tech Summit will be launched next week. The tech summit is expected to attract some of the best and brightest, including Bahamians who are making strides worldwide.“The message our government wishes to articulate to the innovation team at Carnival and all of the technology companies who are a part of this project, Hughes Systique Corp you are truly welcome and we believe this is only the beginning of any exciting and prosperous partnership.”The government believes Grand Bahama has the potential to be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean, said Minister Thompson, and hopes to empower the island through foreign direct investments, particularly those investors needing IT engineers, technicians, specialists and project managers on the ground to monitor and manage their projects.“I assure you, the government is focused and committed to simulating the local business environment because a healthy and strong Grand Bahamian economy is vital to the growth and development of the entire Bahamas.”By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)Photo captions:SOFT OPENING – Carnival Corporation held a soft opening for their new technology facility in Grand Bahama on Friday, October 13, 2017; Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, along with other senior officials from government, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce were present. Shown from left are: Ajay Gupta, Sr. Vice President and Head of Business Development and Sales, Hughes Systique; Ian Rolle, President, Grand Bahama Port Authority; John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer, Carnival Corporation; Minister Thompson; Iram Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works; Rev. Frederick McAlpine, Chairman, Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas; Harcourt Brown, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama; and Mick Holding, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce. (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)TOURING THE FACILITY – Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, was on Friday taken on a tour of the newly established tech facility of Carnival Corporation where they are assembling their state-of-the-art Ocean Medallion. This device is expected to enhance the cruise experience by providing a more personalized experience for passengers. Minister Thompson is seen discussing some of the networking equipment with: Rev. Frederick McAlpine, Chairman, Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas; Iram Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works; John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer, Carnival Corporation; and Ian Rolle, President, Grand Bahama Port Authority. (BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)
Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman believes the players should be blamed for the team’s disappointing run of results so far.The Everton defender has hit back at former Republic of Ireland team-mate Keith Andrews whilst defending Martin O’Neill as he remains the right manager for the job.Andrews was critical of Ireland under O’Neill, describing the team as “clueless” and calling for the former Aston Villa manager to get the sack.Coleman feels Andrews may have been deliberately provocative, telling Off the ball:Seamus Coleman defends Martin O’Neill; says everyone involved need to stick together: “We need to give the fans something to be proud of”📺⚽️ @boylesports #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/0yuyopgiFB— Off The Ball (@offtheball) October 21, 2018Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We are all behind the manager. Sometimes players get away with murder.“It always seems to be put on the manager, that’s something that really bugs me at club level.”“I’ve seen three or four managers go. It always seems to be them that gets the heat and not the players. We need to stand up and be counted. Some of our performances have not been good enough.”“We’re going through a tough time. Keith has been part of teams himself that could have been questioned at times.”“It’s very easy from a pundit’s position. Keith has got a job to do, Keith has really taken to punditry. He might have been trying to make a name for himself by being a little bit harsh the other night. That’s his job, that’s his role.”“When he was a player it was his job to get on the ball and make things happen and at times he didn’t do that.”
Gianluigi Buffon feels that Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer arrival likely stopped more Juventus players from following him out of the clubThe veteran goalkeeper chose to end a 17-year stay with Juventus at the end of last season in favour of a free transfer to Paris Saint-GermainBut Buffon thinks he wouldn’t have been the only summer departure from Turin had Ronaldo not arrived from Real Madrid in a €112m deal.“For me, it was time to say ‘enough’,” Buffon told Tiki Taka on Sport Mediaset on Twitter.“Juve probably felt others could’ve left and that the only way to reawaken everyone was buying Cristiano.”Despite missing out on the chance of playing with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Buffon has no regrets on his decision to go to France.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“I think, speaking in a friendly way with the president after such a long and stressful period because being a Juventus player and captain weighs on you a little, even if it’s an honour, the time had come for us to go our separate ways,” Buffon added.“I considered retiring or carrying on playing if an incredible offer from a top club came my way. If it had come from an exotic League, I wouldn’t have considered it.“The offer from PSG arrived in May, and it made me consider the option of playing for another year or two.“It was an unnatural choice but one I thought about a lot. We left each other on sweet terms, that’s what I wanted and I think everyone else did too.“I won seven Scudetti in a row and even if you’re stronger, you never take winning for granted. It involves so much nervous fatigue.”Buffon has made 10 appearances in all competitions for PSG this season.
Ahead of Manchester City’s match at Leicester, Pep Guardiola explained what his squad needs in order to reach the Liverpool match with confidence.After Manchester City lost their last match against Crystal Palace and the Premier League’s top spot against Liverpool, manager Pep Guardiola knew that he would have to get his players in a mindset that would give them a greater motivation to take the top of the competition again.The upcoming January 3rd Premier League match vs Liverpool will be one of the most important of the season for the Citizens, but Pep Guardiola knows that beating the Reds will be very difficult and they need as much confidence as they can get in the previous two matches vs Leicester and Southampton before the end of the year.“We’re going to Leicester needing to win,” he said via Four Four Two.“Last season we dropped points and immediately won again. That’s what we have to do. We have two games away before the new year and we have to do that.”“When we win I insist they are calm and now it is the same. We lose a game, it happens, and focus on the next one.”“We have to see how our character is. We have shown many times that we react well and we’re going to try again.”Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s always tough to win at Leicester, then Southampton. We’ll see what happens.”“Against Southampton [in November] they had three more shots than Palace had on target and we won 6-1,” he added.“We try to play to concede as few as possible but sometimes football is the only game where the statistics don’t count. The only one that counts is the goals scored.”Trust in Guardiola! pic.twitter.com/A2YI8Peqyy— 🎅🏻 (@dngdeV18) December 26, 2018
Head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) Claudio Tapia says Barcelona forward Lionel Messi never left the national team and will be ready when coach Lionel Scaloni calls upon himMessi has not featured for his national team since his team crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 4-3 defeat to France on June 30“Leo Messi never left the national team,” AFA president Claudio Tapia said in an interview published on the association’s website via Xinhua.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I think the love he has for the shirt is so great that when he is called upon he’ll be there, I have no doubt about that. It will depend on the coach and not on him.”Tapia said Messi had been in a positive mood when the pair met in Madrid earlier this month after the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.“He looked happy, very happy,” he said. “I hope that he will be a part of Argentina’s upcoming squads because it makes people happy watching him play. He represents our country and is a standard-bearer for world football. He is the best player in the world, without doubt”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed how he handled his players following their 2-1 loss to Manchester City last Thursday.He adds that his assessment of the game is positive not minding the points lost to the defeat.“After games, I think I am just realistic. I say what I have to say,” Klopp told reporters, as quoted by the club’s official website.“The boys are too smart, so if I come in and say, ‘Everything is brilliant! Come on, it was a fantastic game, who cares about the points?’ it would be really silly and wouldn’t work. My assessment of the game was positive, of course – not about the result, but about the game. Was it perfect? No, so we have to talk about that.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Could we have defended the second goal? Yes, with the last line higher up and stuff like that. There are things you can talk about, but can I expect always perfection? I would love to but sometimes it doesn’t work out. It is completely normal, I don’t have to make a big fuss of it if there is no real issue.”“If we’d played really bad and lost 5-0 that would have for sure been different. This was the smallest difference result-wise you can get – you cannot lose with less than one goal. We lost with one goal, that can happen.”“We hit the post, they had to block two or three balls pretty much on their line, they were lucky in one or two situations, that’s how it is – and that was against Man City. It was not only positive, for sure not, but it was not only negative. We take it like it is and in a few moments, learn from it.”“There were moments where we can learn, 100 per cent – we could have calmed down the game a bit earlier, we could have started differently, that’s all clear but it’s just one football game.”