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Bournemouth stun Chelsea

first_imgLONDON (AP):In a Premier League season where the usual narrative has been ripped up, there was no shortage of surprises yesterday.The tone for the day was set by Manchester City collapsing 2-0 at Stoke and Leicester then seized the opportunity to go top of the league by beating Swansea 3-0.Leicester were struggling to avoid relegation last season but now find themselves atop the standings the exact opposite of Chelsea’s trajectory. The defending champions’ season sank to a new low when they lost 1-0 at home to promoted Bournemouth, an eighth defeat in 15 league games that leaves them just three points above the relegation zone.Glenn Murray scored an 82nd-minute winner after barely 90 seconds on the field as Bournemouth became the first Premier League newcomers to beat Chelsea since 2001.”It must rank as the best individual result in the club’s history,” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said.And it’s been some history at 125-year-old Bournemouth, with the south-coast team coming close to being relegated from the fourth professional division in England and going out of business entirely over the last decade.Embattled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho maintained that the loss was undeserved and said the referee should have awarded a penalty before Bournemouth’s goal when Simon Francis handled.”We dominated the game but one refereeing mistake cost us,” Mourinho said.While no one expects Chelsea to be a relegation candidate, the team is now 17 points behind leaders Leicester languishing in 14th place, with Bournemouth only two points behind the champions.fifth draw in nine gamesChelsea’s defeat puts Manchester United’s frustrations into perspective. United endured a fifth 0-0 draw in nine games in all competitions as West Ham held Louis van Gaal’s fourth-place team in check at Old Trafford.Arsenal went to second by halting a three-game winless run with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland that saw Olivier Giroud score for both teams.There was only one negative for Leicester. Jamie Vardy last weekend broke a Premier League record by scoring in his 11th consecutive match, but the striker missed out on equalling the all-time pre-1992 top-flight mark of 12 games.Instead, Riyad Mahrez grabbed his first career hat-trick to send Leicester two points clear.Leicester’s victory at Swansea will cast further doubt on the future of home manager Garry Monk whose team has taken only six points out of out a possible 33.Leicester displayed the attacking swagger sorely lacking in City’s performance at Stoke as Manuel Pellegrini’s side went a fourth away game without a win in the league. Marko Arnautovic scored twice from Xherdan Shaqiri’s assists as Stoke tore City apart.”In this game we are playing with the same players in the last three games,” Pellegrini said, bemoaning injuries to Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero. “Maybe it’s the reason why we didn’t play with the energy that we need to win.”Tottenham drew 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion after Dele Alli’s opener was cancelled out by James McClean. Tottenham remain three points behind United the only team to beat the north London club in the league on the opening day.Watford moved into the top half of the standings by beating Norwich 2-0 as captain Troy Deeney scored for a fourth consecutive game.last_img read more

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Korean boy bands, football stars march to different beats

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Regardless, the existing guidelines proved to be such a valuable lure that Son gambled on taking a short break from his Premier League duties in order to fly to Jakarta for the continental event. Now the 26 year-old forward can return to Europe and continue the lucrative five-year contract without the prospect of a long break for military service hanging over him.Goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo had already registered to start his service with army team Sangju Sangmu in December but the reprieve means that the 26 year-old can follow his dream and play overseas.“I know that fans expect me to go to play in Europe and I will try my best to show that I am good enough,” Cho said.Being on top of your game in the international arena doesn’t give pop stars a break from the military service. Just three days after the soccer team won at the Asian Games, BTS became just one of a select few artists to achieve a second No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 10 0 charts in the same year.South Korea president Moon Jae-in congratulated the band on social media by posting: “Huge congratulations to BTS on topping the billboard 200 for the second time!”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Son Heung-min, who plays for Tottenham in the English Premier League and is the country’s most recognizable sports star, helped his team win a gold medal at the Asian Games. All players on the squad were rewarded for it by getting exemptions from 21 months of military service that South Korean men must start by the time they are 28.A total of 42 athletes won military exemption by winning gold medals in various sports in Indonesia. The government offers the same incentive for any athlete who wins a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The rules that came into effect in 1973, giving military exemptions to successful athletes or classical musicians or ballet dancers who win certain local and international events, but there is nothing for pop stars who gain international fame.BTS fans have launched a number of online petitions to support their group but in South Korea as a whole, opinion on the wider issue, always sensitive in a country that is still technically at war with North Korea, is mixed. A July poll on increasing exemptions for athletes found 48 percent of 500 respondents in favor with 44 percent seeing it as excessive. 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MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 awardcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Despite the accolades, the seven members of the group will all have to report for duty in the coming years, just as other performers from other popular bands such as Big Bang have in the past.In July, opposition lawmaker Ha Tae-kyung questioned how the exemptions were granted.“The general public, including young people, wonder what makes topping the Billboard chart different from winning in other international competitions?” Ha asked.“Winning the former is likely to create bigger added value. But there is no mention of popular culture on the list,” Ha added, also mentioning the global success of PSY and his hit song “Gangnam Style” that broke records in 2012 for views on YouTube.Other options have been mooted. Sookmyung Women’s University professor Hong Sung-soo suggested that postponements of military service may be fairer than exemption.“Offering a long deferment until the age of 35 or 40 and having (the athletes) complete their service after that could be a way of allowing them to serve society with the thing they are truly good at,” Hong wrote in a national newspaper.Korean Olympic Committee president Lee Kee-heung said at the end of the Asian Games that a points system, with credit accrued over time, may be preferable to the existing rule, which rewards medalists from the Olympics and champions from the Asian Games.“I have thought about a system benefiting athletes who acquire a lot of ‘mileage’ with performances in the Olympics, Asian Games, and world championships,” Lee said.Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon chaired a cabinet committee earlier this week to look at reducing the period of military service from 21 months to 18 and the size of the army to 500,000, down from 618,000. He also instructed it to review the system of exemption.At the moment, however, Son Heung-min is preparing to head back to the highest levels of world soccer to continue his career while the clock is ticking for BTS. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES South Korea team celebrate their soccer men gold medal at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)SEOUL, South Korea — Boy band BTS hit the top of the charts not long after Son Heung-min and his South Korean soccer team stepped atop the Asian Games podium.The performers and athletes brought plenty of acclaim to the country, but it has sparked a national debate on military service.ADVERTISEMENT Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open semifinal in row Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Are they also politicking our peace?

first_imgThe thinking part of this country knows that the peace roadmap is just another architecture housing our emptiness.Each day this emptiness is widened by their long conferences, talk-show discourses, and white papers that continue to deceitfully fill our gaps.My heart battles with a biting question a “comrade”once asked saying “Is war, violence, or bad-mouthing advocacy the sourceof political riches? This question reveals to me the injustice of Liberatorsand former vulnerables living in style while the downtrodden continue their circle in themargins. How often we are self-deceived by the very principles we onceopposed.  What then is the definition of our country’s future when our peaceis hanging on the fragility of sored-hearts whose destinies are out of“The house’s debates” and national conferences. Nearly one decade has seen this countrystill battling with perspectives clashes on what reconciliation would work. Different answerswith multi-syllable jargons that simply leave us with migraine headache are offshorebut none is chosen yet! My seventh grade niece’s mathematics teacher says reconciliationmeans there is a missing equation between two things that ought to be in the samebalance. If two things are the object of this country’s peace then why are we theonly ones being seen as obstacles. If there is a chasm thatneeds to be closed, then where is the second party? If there is a heartthat needs to be healed, then where is the breaker. If there is a sin thatneeds to be forgiven, then where is the repented brethren? And if thereis a crime that needs to be forgiven, where is the criminal? Or are theypoliticking our peace? Religious and legal wisdom suggest that while the burdenof forgiveness is with the victim, the task of resolution weighs on the doer.What wisdom do the peace architects’ strategic objectives, indicators, logical frame work,and constructed milestones suggest too?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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Medo keen to push Mount Kenya up KPL log

first_imgMount Kenya had a torrid start to the season but back to back wins over two giants have resuscitated them and as they prepare to face Kenya Commercial Bank on Monday afternoon in Machakos, the tactician is hopeful of brighter days ahead.Medo is optimistic the team will continue with its new found form against the bankers in a game he knows will be tough.“We need to continue working hard and take game by game. I am confident that we can get out of the bottom of the table and move up,” the tactician stated.Medo first joined Mount Kenya mid last season and helped them survive relegation in a financially-tough circumstance and he is confident if things are better this season, then they will not be a drop-fighting side.KCB defender Bethwel Warambo takes on Posta’s John Mbugi during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThey come up against a KCB side also struggling to find their balance in the top flight after a shaky start. The side has not lost over their last seven games, but the worry is that they have picked only two wins and drawn the rest of the games.They are placed 12th in the standings with 12 points and victory against Mount Kenya might take them into the top 10.“We have built confidence over the last few games and I think we are improving well as a team. We are looking forward to the Mount Kenya game though I know it will be hard but we want to fight for maximum points,” the tactician stated.This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.Meanwhile, the Awendo Green Stadium will host a tasty sugar-belt derby with Sony Sugar taking on Chemelil.Chemelil are willowing in the relegation zone having won only twice in 11 outings this season and have lost two of their last four games. Sony have also not been steady over their last four, despite being placed ninth in the standings with 15 points.Sofapaka striker John Avire celebrates his lone goal against Nzoia Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machaos on February 7, 2019However, the clash of the early week fixtures will be on Tuesday when top of the table Mathare United clashes with resurgent Sofapaka at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.While league leaders Mathare have began to stutter after a strong start to the season, Sofapaka have recovered from their own tragedy and have won four of their last five games to push to within five points of the league leaders.Sofapaka tactician John Baraza has labelled that tie as a very important fixture in their quest to challenge for this year’s league title and says it will be imperative for them to pick maximum points to stay in the race.“When you play against the leaders, it is always good to get points against them to bridge that gap. Our target remains to win the league and if we can win on Tuesday then that’s a very positive step for us,” the tactician stated.Batoto ba Mungu will welcome back midfielders Dennis Odhiambo and Elly Asieche who missed last week’s win over Nzoia Sugar with injury and sickness respectively.Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi shares sentiments with his assistant Salim Ali during their Kenyan premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMathare saw their unbeaten run broken by Mount Kenya United before coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Sony Sugar last week and head coach Francis Kimanzi will be looking for a response when they tackle Sofapaka.On paper, Sofapaka carry a massive advantage over Mathare as they have won half of the last 20 fixtures between the two sides, losing four times and drawing the remaining six.Last season, the two sides shared spoils with Mathare winning the first leg 3-1 and Sofapaka winning the return fixture 3-2.In other fixtures set for Tuesday, bottom side Posta Rangers will take on Nzoia Sugar, Kakamega Homeboyz take on Kariobangi Sharks in Kakamega while Bandari will be at home against Vihiga United.Bottom side Posta have won only twice in their last 12 games and lost three of their last five, stats that have left head coach John kamau scratching his head.,However, the tactician is completely sure his charges will not be fighting relegation this season and believes they will turn the tide.“It’s not a good thing (being bottom) but by the end of the season we wont struggle like the team did last year where it was almost going to play offs. I am sure we will finish a better team. We just have to work on our finishing because we create scoring chances, but it is just a case of players being calm infront of goal,” the tactician stated.KPL Fixtures:Monday: Miunt Kenya United v KCB (Machakos), Sony Sugar v Chemelil Sugar (Awendo), Ulinzi Stars v Western Stima (Afraha).Tuesday: Kakamega Homeboyz v Kariobangi Sharks (Kakamega), Posta Rangers v Nzoia Sugar (Nakuru), Mathare United v Sofapaka (Kasarani), Bandari FC v Vihiga United (Mombasa).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mount Kenya United head coach Medo Mellis instructing his players during their Kenyan Premier League clash against AFC Leopards on February 6, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – “I feel more at home here. This is home not any other place. I am happy working here. I was miserable before,” Mount Kenya head coach Melis Medo said of his triumphant return to the club after a short stint with Sofapaka.The tactician had a tough two-month stint with the 2009 league champions but made a return to his former side and has enjoyed some quick success with wins over Mathare United and AFC leopards reviving some hopes of evading the relegation chop.last_img read more

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Arsenal blasted by Serie A chief over striker deal

first_imgPalermo president Maurizio Zamparini claims Arsenal are stalling talks over Joel Campbell’s future.The Costa Rica international is reportedly on his way out of the Emirates this summer and clubs are queuing up for his signature.Villarreal hold a strong interest but it is Palermo who are said to be leading the race for the striker.However, the Italian club’s president, Zamparini, has now accused Arsenal of refusing to budge on their valuation and the deal is on the verge of collapsing.“I’m here in London to try a final drive for the player, but Arsenal aren’t moving from their initial positions,” Zamparini told Giornale di Sicilia.“Campbell is unattainable as of now. If some margins open up for a negotiation then all for the better, otherwise we can’t do anything.” Joel Campbell 1last_img read more

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CONFIRMED: Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane sign new Republic of Ireland contracts

first_img1 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane have signed new contracts through to the end of the 2018 World Cup.O’Neill took over during qualifying for the 2014 World Cup after Giovanni Trapattoni was sacked when Ireland’s hopes of reaching Brazil ended, and he has led the side to Euro 2016.They begin their campaign against Sweden at the Stade de France on Monday and O’Neill, Keane, and backroom staff Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford have penned new deals on the eve of the tournament.“I am delighted that John Delaney and the FAI Board have extended our contracts for the World Cup campaign,” said O’Neill.“It has been an absolute privilege to have been in charge of the Republic of Ireland national team these last 30 months and we go to France tomorrow in good spirits, with a strong desire to do well in the next few weeks.“The players have done brilliantly in the campaign so far and they are ready for the big challenges ahead.”Irish FA CEO Delaney hailed a “great day” for Irish football after the former Celtic and Leicester manager agreed to extend his stay at the helm.“I am delighted we have agreed terms with Martin and his team of Roy Keane, Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford,” said Delaney.“The board of the FAI were unanimous in offering Martin and his full management team a renewal of their contracts.“Since Martin has taken over we have achieved the objective of qualifying for the Euros and he has led the project in helping to develop some of the emerging talents in Irish football, including Robbie Brady and Shane Duffy, right up to the recent introduction of Callum O’Dowda who made his senior debut last week.“I am delighted to have worked with Martin and his team through qualification for the Euros, and I and all of the staff in the association look forward to working with them into the future.” Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have agreed deals to the 2018 World Cup last_img read more

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Penalty shootout records in international football: European nations ranked

first_img 12 12 12. Romania have the worst penalty shootout win percentage of any European national team, losing both of the two shoot-outs they have contested (both at the World Cup finals). Find out how other European nations compare – just click the arrow above to count down our ranking – Find out which European national teams have the worst and best shootout records – we’ve looked across both the World Cup and European Championship finals and ranked teams by spot-kick win percentage (only including national teams – and their foreunners – that have contested at least two shootouts). Joint 6. Denmark have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P2 W1 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating the Netherlands 5-4 in the 1992 European Championship semi-finals. Worst result: Losing 5-4 to Spain in the 1984 European Championship semi-finals. 4. Spain have a win percentage of 57% in shootouts (P7 W4 L3) – Best shootout result: Beating Italy 4-2 in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 5-3 to South Korea in the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals. 5. France have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P6 W3 L3) – Best shootout result: Beating Italy 4-3 in the 1998 World Cup quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 5-3 to Italy in the 2006 World Cup final. 11. England have a win percentage of just 14% in shoot-outs (P7 W1 L6) – Best shootout result: Beating Spain 4-2 in the Euro 96 quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 4-3 to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. Germany’s shootout victory over Italy at Euro 2016 not only put them in the tournament’s semi-finals, but furthered a fearsome spot-kick reputation.Despite missing three penalties in their eventual 6-5 success, including a first miss in five shootouts since 1982, Germany held their nerve better than the Italians.But how do other nations rank against Germany in terms of shootout success?We’ve looked at the shootout records of European national teams across both the World Cup and European Championship finals and you can see the results, above, ranked by win percentage.Only national teams that have taken part in more than one shootout have been included. 9. Italy have a win percentage of 33.33% in shootouts (P9 W3 L6) – Best shootout result: Beating France 5-3 in the 2006 World Cup final. Worst shootout result: Losing 3-2 to Brazil in the 1994 World Cup final. 2. Germany/West Germany have a win percentage of 86% in shootouts (P7 W6 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating England 4-3 in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. Worst shootout result: Losing 5-3 to Czechoslovakia in the 1976 European Championship final. 12 12 1. Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia have a win percentage of 100% in shootouts (P3 W3) – Best shootout result: Beating West Germany 5-3 in the 1976 European Championship final. Other wins: 9-8 v Italy in the 1980 European Championship third-place play off (as Czechoslovakia) and 6-5 v France in the Euro 96 semi-finals (as the Czech Republic). 10. Netherlands have a win percentage of 29% in shootouts (P7 W2 L5) – Best shootout result: Beating Sweden 5-4 in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals. Worst shootout result: Losing 4-2 to Brazil in the 1998 World Cup semi-final and again 4-2 to Argentina in the 2014 World Cup semis. 12 Joint 6. Sweden have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P2 W1 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating Romania 5-4 in the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals. Worst shootout result: Losing 5-4 to the Netherlands in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals. Joint 6. Republic of Ireland have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P2 W1 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating Romania 5-4 in the 1990 World Cup last 16. Worst result: Losing 3-2 to Spain in the 2002 World Cup last 16. 12 12 12 12 3. Portugal have a win percentage of 75% in shootouts (P4 W3 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating England 3-1 in the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 4-2 to Spain in the Euro 2012 semi-finals. 12 12 12last_img read more

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MOUNTAINEER BLACK GOES SOLO AS TEAM ABANDON LATEST EXPEDITION

first_imgJason BlackMountaineer Jason Black is to attempt a solo-climb of his latest summit adventure after the rest of his team decided to abandon their expedition.The well-known Letterkenny adventurer is attempting to scale Aconcagua, a 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft) mountain, in the Andes Mountain range in Argentina.After some initial successful days of climbing, Jason was forced to return to base camp after some horrific weather conditions in recent days. But Black is now at Camp Two again and will today attempt to summit the mountain with a major push.Click on his latest news dispatch for Donegal Daily to hear how he is getting on.Audio Playerhttps://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/msg-81.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.MOUNTAINEER BLACK GOES SOLO AS TEAM ABANDON LATEST EXPEDITION was last modified: January 13th, 2016 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:climbdonegalJason Blackmountainlast_img read more

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‘I’d be off’ – Vinnie Jones warns Mourinho over treatment of Man United starlets

first_img Marcus Rashford has been mostly used as an impact player for Man United this season “They are lacking maturity. Maturity that when you [Stoichcov] played, I think the youngsters… look at your situation, at my situation.“I wasn’t a player, obviously, but when I say maturity I mean on a personal level. We were more like men. We were more mature. We were more prepared for life. Let’s say it like that. We were less protected.“In English they call it ‘spoilt’, ‘spoilt kids’. Our kids are more spoilt than we were by our parents. We are more mature, we are better prepared. For young people now, it’s a different life on a social level compared to ours.“Today’s players also in their surroundings, they have a word that was used a lot in Barcelona, entorno [environment] that they use in a more global, holistic sense in relation to the club. When I use the word I use it more in relation to a personal environment. To the people who surround the players, who protect them too much, who give them – in my opinion – too much care, too many excuses. There’s always an excuse for everything.“People are maturing more slowly. For example, the young lad Luke Shaw, who is the left-back of the national team, who arrived there [at United] two years before me. He didn’t know how to compete. He had great potential, yes, but he didn’t know how to compete.“When we talk about Luke Shaw, [Anthony] Martial, [Jesse] Lingard, Marcus Rashford, we’re talking about young lads but who also are still missing a word that I can’t use but you like to use. They are missing a bit of that. Character, personality, as they say in Spain as well, bad blood, that natural aggression that you had.” Anthony Martial in action in United’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday 2 What Mourinho said in Univision Deportes interview Vinnie Jones has warned Jose Mourinho that Manchester United’s top young players may look to leave the club unless he starts ‘putting an arm around them’.Mourinho has a history of publicly criticising his players, and this season has been no different.While his bad cop approach may have worked with Luke Shaw – who has been hammered by the boss throughout his Old Trafford tenure but has been perhaps United’s best player this term – it hasn’t seemed to have the desired effect with others.Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard have all been far from their best in a Man United shirt this season and, publicly at least, they have had little love from their manager.It was reported last week that Mourinho had singled out Shaw, Martial, Lingard and Rashford for harsh criticism in an interview with Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov, saying the United starlets were ‘spoilt kids’ and ‘lacked character’.center_img Especially Rashford, who is said to be frustrated with his bit-part role at Old Trafford this season and has been linked with a stunning move to Real Madrid.Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the FA Cup winner said: “If I was Rashford I’d say, ‘I’m off – at the first opportunity, I’m out of here’. The manager insists, however, that his comments were a more general observation on the current generation of footballers, which were taken out of context.That incident aside, though, Mourinho has not exactly shown a great deal of warmth towards his team this season, and Jones believes he could be pushing his players away. 2 “Mourinho has got to put his arm around some of these players, you can’t keep hammering and having a go at them – especially the younger players.“I don’t think it helps, I think you start losing them.“It used to be ‘what happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room’, you don’t come out publicly and have a go like Mourinho keeps doing.“If I was a senior player I think I’d go to him and say, ‘you’ve got to knock it on the head with the young lads, we’re trying to put our arms around them and you’re hammering them’.“I’m a fan of Mourinho, but I don’t think it’s helping at all.”Listen back to Vinnie Jones on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

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HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR VIGIL TO REMEMBER MISSING LIFFORD MAN

first_imgHundreds of people turned out last night to support heartbroken father Joseph Colhoun.Friends and neighbours gathered near Lifford Bridge close to where Mr Colhoun’s son David went missing on May 22nd last for a memorial vigil.An emotional Mr Colhoun told people how he was as determined as ever to keep looking for his son. Meanwhile police have privately told Mr Colhoun that they do NOT believe his son was swept out to sea if he entered the water.The main theory now is that David’s body could be snagged in a deep pool in the river.Police are drafting in a number of divers in the coming days.Mr Colhoun said he is also hoping to have a number of other divers in the river in the coming days. Again Mr Colhoun said he was appealing for anyone who could help in any way to come forward.“We have had tremendous support and I can thank people enough. I wouldn’t even know where to begin.“But I would like to continue to ask people for support. I need as many divers in the water as we can get.“I feel we might have missed him and if we can go back and check those places again, we may get him,” he said.The heartbroken father said he knows he is looking for his son’s body now and dismissed any notion that David had fled the jurisdiction. “I know David is not out there. He is in the water.“I just need to bring him home now so I can bury him beside his mother,” he aid.EndsHUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR VIGIL TO REMEMBER MISSING LIFFORD MAN was last modified: August 3rd, 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:David ColhounJoseph Co;hounmissingvigillast_img read more

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