Hamilton slashes Vettel’s lead to one point

first_imgLewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while a penultimate-lap puncture slashed Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to a single point.The Briton’s drive from pole to flag on an overcast afternoon was lonely, uneventful and dominant — in complete contrast to his Ferrari rival’s afternoon — with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finishing 14 seconds behind to secure the one-two.“The support has been incredible this weekend. I am so proud I could do this for you all,” said Hamilton, who threw himself into the fans for some ‘crowd surfing’ after the podium celebrations.“The team were faultless this weekend, Valtteri did an incredible job as well so it’s the perfect weekend for us.”Far behind in his wake, as Hamilton cruised to a 57th career win and soaked up the applause from an army of flag-waving fans, came sudden drama.Vettel, who had battled on worn tyres but looked like securing the final podium position until the blowout, finished seventh after an emergency pit stop with a shower of sparks from the wheel rim.“There was no sign of that happening,” said Vettel over the team radio. “There were vibrations but I had it for 20 laps and it didn’t get massively worse. The tyres didn’t look great but they never look great.”The German’s Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who had been second before also being hit with a late puncture that sent Bottas and Vettel ahead of him, took third.At the halfway stage of the 20-race season, Vettel has 177 points to Hamilton’s 176 with Bottas on 154.Hungary, a circuit where the Briton has won five times before, is next up.Hamilton became only the third driver, after his late compatriot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost, to win the British Grand Prix five times and the first to take four successive victories at Silverstone.Clark won four in a row in the 1960s but one was at Aintree and another at Brands Hatch.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished fourth, ending a run of retirements, with Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo fifth after fighting through the field.Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg was sixth for Renault and Force India pairing Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez were eighth and ninth with Brazilian Felipe Massa securing the final point for Williams.Jolyon Palmer’s miserable run continued, with Britain’s only other driver on the grid failing to make the start after his Renault broke down on the formation lap with a brake failure.That forced an aborted start, with the field doing another formation lap before the lights went out and Hamilton made a clean getaway.Vettel, brakes smoking, meanwhile lost a place to Verstappen.The Toro Rossos of Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat collided on lap two, with the Spaniard shunted out and the safety car making an appearance for three laps.Kvyat, who has been involved in a series of incidents of late, looked at fault and was given a drive-through penalty for rejoining the track in an unsafe fashion.With Hamilton pulling away, Vettel and Verstappen provided some fireworks with the Dutch teenager keeping the door firmly closed as they went wheel to wheel.“He wants to play bumper cars or something,” exclaimed Verstappen over the radio.last_img read more

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Zlatan called ‘Judas’ in graffiti on Stockholm building

first_imgFormer Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was branded ‘Judas’ in graffiti sprayed on a building he owns in Stockholm on Wednesday night following the announcement he had bought a stake in Stockholm club Hammarby.The entrance to a building owned by the 38-year-old Ibrahimovic was vandalised, police said on Thursday, and Swedish media showed pictures of a gate sprayed with the word ‘Judas’.Media reported on Wednesday that Ibrahimovic had acquired a stake in Hammarby, prompting angry reaction from fans in Malmo, where he was born and started his professional career.A Stockholm police spokeswoman said they received a report during the night of graffiti sprayed on the entrance to the building in downtown Stockholm and were treating the incident as vandalism.A statue of Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s leading international goalscorer, outside Malmo Stadium was vandalised on Wednesday and a racist message sprayed on the ground nearby.Ibrahimovic enjoyed a trophy-laden career after leaving Malmo, playing for Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris St Germain and Manchester United before spending the last two seasons in the U.S. Major League with LA Galaxy.last_img read more

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JFF will not pursue Cavalier, Sandals play-off allegations

first_img “But I have the report in front of me and there is nothing in it pertaining to the accusations of the game. Both the referee and the match commissary reports say nothing about that. So why would we pursue the matter and on what basis would we pursue the matter?” he asked. Boys’ Town coach and Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) director, Andrew Price refused to commented on the incident, saying he was not present, while noting his belief that it would be unfair for him to give an opinion. Price, however, stated that it was the obligation of the players and the clubs to treat the game with integrity regardless of the qualification situation. “I can only go by reports, I was not at the game and I cannot put myself in a position where I could comment. But based on reports, it is up to the integrity of the players of the sport to treat the sport with integrity and I hope the clubs would have treated the game with integrity,” said Price. “But it would be foolish to make a comment as I wasn’t at the game and I don’t really know what happened,” Price added. Meanwhile, when contacted, Cavalier’s club chairman, Rudolph Speid, refused to comment on the result, but Sandals assistant coach, Orville Bryan, categorically refuted the allegations. “We came to Kingston, we needed one point to win the game. We trained all week to try and contain ourselves and make sure that we score and try to make sure we did not get beaten. That was our biggest challenge. We scored first and it gave the guys a little room to relax. Unfortunately, only two teams could have gone to the Premiership – we were one of them. “There’s always gonna be talk. That is not for us to decide. We are in the Premiership and we are very happy with that. So we leave everything for whoever to say what they want. So we flatly refute the allegation without even a question,” Bryan said. Report prepared The Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) head of competitions and facilities overseer, Ian Kemble, insisted that no investigation will be launched into the Cavalier/Sandals Premier League play-off match amidst suggestions that the integrity of Sunday’s game at Stadium East was compromised. With Cavalier already securing their passage to the nation’s top-flight football competition from the previous weekend, second placed Sandals only required a draw to qualify for their first Premier League berth. But after a 1-1 draw, in a game played at pedestrian pace, both sides have been accused of not playing the game in the right spirit. However, Kemble noted there’s nothing in the referee’s or match commissary’s report to suggest there was any wrongdoing in the game, and as a result the local football authority will not pursue the matter. Kemble also pointed to the result of the fixture involving the other two teams in the playoffs, with Rivoli, which still had a chance to qualify going into Sunday’s game, slamming Priory by 8-0. “We can’t speak to accusations, so there will be no investigation. Rivoli also scored eight goals against Priory and Rivoli are not eight goals better than Priory,” Kemble stated.last_img read more

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Independence…

first_img…in GuyanaFor most of the PNC’s first go at running things in Guyana, they didn’t “big up” “Independence” much; Republic Day was their thing, with Mash as the centrepiece. You couldn’t really find fault with their rationale: At Independence, the Queen was still the Head of State via her proxy, the Governor General. What was the point of “independence” if — even nominally — you had to genuflect to the old order?With the attainment of Republicanism, the country could do its own thing to really be independent. The question Pressie should’ve answered, in the estimation of your humble Eyewitness, was: How much had we actually become independent? And to the extent we have lapsed, it can’t all be dumped at the door of the PPP government, which was ousted two years ago. Yes, they were there for 23 years; but, for more than half that time, they had to clean up the mess made by the PNC in its 28 years. There’s no point in prolonging the blame game, but the biggest albatross that weighed down our real independence was the debt the PNC had accumulated. And it wasn’t even the quantum of the debt — which had every man, woman and new-born babe owing $450,000 — it was the bankruptcy which pushed us into the clutches of the IMF. So when the Government knocks the PPP, they should at least acknowledge the policies imposed by the IMF. Does anybody remember the latter organisation forbidding “cross subsidisation” of the Demerara Estates?Anyhow, your Eyewitness would like to review some metrics by which a country can measure its “independence” in an admittedly interconnected world. Right up there is the economy, which the Government accepts should be able to deliver the “good life” to its citizens. While the PPP moved us from the lowest category of a “highly indebted poor country” to a “high middle income country”, in real terms, this still left us at the bottom with Haiti. Every Guyanese knows to our cost, ain’t no “good life” @ US$335/month. Combined with our educational failures and life expectancy, these make our Human Development Index anything but “independent”. By most standards that count, we really haven’t moved past our living conditions at Independence. Then there are the social indicators — which remind us that we still have astronomical levels of suicide, alcoholism, domestic violence; and depressing levels of migration in the face of Brexit and Trump; which tells us what ordinary folks really think of our “independence”. But the most glaring indictment is the number of them who also say they’d really like to be a colony of Britain.Bring back the “white man” is not a cry of “Independent People”!!…and actionsAnother point that struck your Eyewitness about Pressie’s speech was, as usual, he hit all the right notes; but his actions belied his words. In another — and very important context — that disjuncture between works and action was noted by an outside analyst. Over in La Jolla, California, our oil find made us the cynosure of a lot of (oily?) eyes.One “Control Risks” Senior Analyst, Raul Gallegos, pointed out that while the Government has certainly talked the talk on private enterprise re-protecting “private property”, creating a business-friendly environment; when it came to transparency, where it matters to Guyanese, like the terms of the Exxon contract, opacity reigns!So while Pressie extolled “diversity”, where was the diversity in his appointments to heads of Government departments?? For that matter, where was the diversity in the National Awards he handed out on Independence Day??In this environment, the sprinkling of non-PNC types honoured makes them tokens.…awardsAnd speaking about National Awards, could someone explain what exactly did Ivelaw Griffith do to deserve one?? As opposed to, say, Ramjattan? Creating a “Cabinet” to govern UG?? Pulling off that fund raising caper in which he spent more than he garnered?Or is just being an old YSM hand enough?last_img read more

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This confounded nonsense…

first_img…on elections date“Now you see it; now you don’t!” That, of course, is the spiel of the card players on the hustle at the street corner as he diligently works to separate you from your hard-earned cash. David Granger has clearly learnt a thing or two from them as he works even more diligently to separate us from the sovereignty we hold over this land as its citizens. “Now you hear it; now you don’t!” has been his spiel with the announcement of an elections date when we’d be exercising that sovereignty to choose the next government!!Now, for the longest while, he pretended he couldn’t even announce the date without first given permission by the GECOM Chair! But with his latest shuffle of the cards, he revealed what all knew from the very beginning: he was just playing the fool to misdirect our attention as he went ahead to fix the elections. The man just quoted Art 61 of the Constitution in its entirety when he finally purported to announce an elections date!!To wit: “An election of members of the National Assembly…shall be held on such a day within three months after every dissolution of Parliament as the President shall appoint by proclamation”!! Where in there is any instruction to first consult with GECOM?? The Constitution is just as clear about the role of GECOM in matters election. Art 161 (1) says they’re in charge of “registration of electors”, and “administrative conduct of all elections of members of the National Assembly”.The only time they can get involved in elections dates is AFTER the President proclamation (Art 161). So, after jerking the Guyanese people around for months, Granger was unfrocked.But even as he’s cornered and running out of wriggle room, Granger’s reflexively compelled to keep on jerking off the nation. First, he said that “the earliest date for elections is March 2, 2020,” but he had to return to Parliament to have the date for announcing this approved since Sept 18 was the drop-dead date!! For a lot of even his own supporters, this was the final straw since even they had been on tenterhooks with the growing tensions in the country. Never mind the US, the UK, the EU, the Commonwealth and every NGO worth its salt telling him to set a date!!Finally, he was caught on tape telling some reporters March 2 WILL be the date…regardless!Can we believe him this time?? Not this Eyewitness! Fool me once, shame on me; fool me a hundred times??Even if Granger issues a proclamation, expect a twist!!…on voters’ listGECOM announced that a “Claims and Objections” (C&O) will begin next Tuesday, Oct 1  on the Preliminary Voters List (PVL) extracted from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) of everyone over 18 years old. Now since the beginning of the year when the dust from the NCM was just settling, the Opposition’s been asking for just this.Absolutely NOT, cried the PNC. That PVL was CONTAMINATED by the wily PPP and so a new H2H Registration was needed. That, of course, meant the PPP “contaminated” themselves out of office in 2015!! Anyhow, the H2H was launched by Patterson but truncated by his successor with 370,000 names registered in the absence of PPP scrutineers.So what happens to these 370,000 names costing billions to collect, since in the C&O folks not on the old PVL can be added on??There will be some nebulous “comparison” of the two lists. Does this mean “merging” is out? So what happens if 70,000 new named are discovered? A new C&O period of 48 days?So whither March 2??…on dual citizensWhen Carl Greenidge was outed as a dual citizen and forced to relinquish his portfolio as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Granger promptly baptised him as “Foreign Secretary”.Who does he think he’s fooling?last_img read more

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$146.3M for feasibility study on new harbour bridge

first_imgThe feasibility study for the new Demerara River crossing will be done at the cost of 6.3 million (US6,091), according to Head of the Works Services Group (WSG) under the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Geoffrey Vaughn.At the Ministry’s end of year press conference on Wednesday, Vaughn explained that following a proposal submitted from Dutch company, LievenseCSO, Cabinet granted its approval for the company to conduct the feasibility study and design of a new bridge across the Demerara River, linking Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The WSG Head noted that the study is scheduled to commence on January 15 and will last for a duration of six months.The contract between the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) and the Dutch company was signed on December 9, 2016, during which Arie Mol, Advisor to the CEO of LievenseCSO, committed to ensuring that all schedules are met and completed on time.Floating at 1.25 miles, the Demerara Harbour Bridge is a strategic link between the eastern and western banks of the Demerara River. It facilitates the daily movement of a large numbers of vehicles, people and cargo. The structure was built in the 1970s, but was opened in July 1978 with the expectation of lasting only 10 years. However, some 37 years later, it is still floating.In 2013, the Bridge Corporation, in collaboration with the then Public Works Ministry, had carried out a pre-feasibility study. That study concluded that a ‘fixed high level’ bridge was the best option to pursue.The study will consider the model, the tender documents and the sites proposed, and it will also make the final pronouncement on whether or not the construction is something that the country can go forward with. (Vanhu Manikchand)last_img read more

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Donegal League: All the reports from Saturday and Sunday

first_imgHere’s the latest from the weekend’s action in the Donegal Junior Football League where Sunday’s action was in the league as there was Voodoo Venue Cup fixtures on Saturday:Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Cranford United  1-3 Bonagee United Bonagee got off to a flying start with a powerful volley from Eamon Canon from 25 yards which gave the Cranford keeper no chance. Cranford had good chances as the half wore on and their hard work was rewarded early in the second as Danny Mc Bride slotted home from inside the box.Bonagee went ahead again after what looked like a free-out was awarded to the away side and Daniel Stolarczyk fired home from 20 yards. Cranford pushed for an equaliser with Gary Ban Mc Clafferty and James Lee Mc Bride coming close but Aidan Mc Laughlin wrapped up the points with a tap-in after good work down the wing.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGlenea United 2-1 Letterbarrow Celtic Letterbarrow went one up in the 8th minute when a Mark Mc Hugh cross found James Mc Groary who side-footed to the bottom corner from 20 yards. Glenea should have been level in the 19th minute.Ciaran Mc Geady crossed to Luke Mc Carry but his shot went narrowly wide. Glenea had two more great chances in the half, Michael Barry smashing the crossbar from 8 yards and Mc Geady making Gavin Mulreany pull off a good save. Glenea were back on level terms three minutes into the second half. Barry got on the end of a corner and his header fell to Luke Mc Carry who made no mistake from 6 yards. Glenea were in control for the rest of the match but found it hard to break down the Letterbarrow defence who were always dangerous on the break. Glenea took the lead in the 72nd minute when Michael Mc Hugh whipped in a cross to Ryan Mc Fadden who cushioned the ball down for Ciaran Mc Geady to smack home from 10 yards. Glenea could have increased their lead in the 80th minute when a well worked move between Shaun Curran and John Mc Fadden resulted with Barry heading over from close range. Good team performances.Gweedore Celtic                                           6v 1                   Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Table toppers Kerrykeel suffered their first defeat of the season against a youthful Celtic team at An Screaban. The added experience of Eamon Mc Gee and Tomas Diver and the skilful display of Odhran Mac Niallais ensured the home team of their second victory of the season. Kerrykeel dominated early proceedings but it was the home team who created all the scoring chances. Diver, Mc Gee and Roarty all had chances early on with Kerrykeel dangerous on set-pieces. Eamonn Mc Gee broke the deadlock in the twenty fifth minute when he rounded the keeper to score.The second goal arrived shortly afterwards when a shot from Mac Niallais deflected off a defender to put two between the teams. On the stroke of half-time Kerrykeel pulled one back when Sweeney headed home from a free-kick. Any hopes of a revival by the league leaders were wiped out in the first five minutes of the second half when Diver and Mc Gee scored in quick succession. Micheal Roarty scored the goal of the match when his lob from forty yards caught the keeper off his line. The sixth and final goal was scored by young full-back Aodan Breathnach. A good team performance by the home team with Boyce in goals and Sweeney up front best for Kerrykeel. Referee: Frank DuffRathmullan Celtic 2-1 St. CatherinesRathmullan Celtic welcomed their good friends St Catherine’s from Killybegs to the Seaside for a game that entertained the masses with the home side edging the victory thanks to a Kevin Doran winner following on from James Gallagher’s opener being cancelled out by a Matty Canning strike.Michael Deeney’s Hoops came into Sunday’sclash on the back of a fine 5-1 away win at Lifford and confidence was riding high among the side. In what was an optimal day for football, both sides cancelled each other out in the opening exchanges with the opening goal arriving on the stroke of half time. Kevin Doran played a class through ball to Hoops wing wizard James Gallagher who cleverly gave St. Catherine’s shot stopper Michael Mullen the eyes before calmly slotting the ball into the opposite corner with a touch of class that drew great applause from the Seaside faithful. Credit to the visitors as St. Catherine’s really came into the game in the second half and were rewarded for their efforts on 50 minutes when the Saints striker Matty Canning reacted quickest to a fine Shaun Gallagher save to level proceedings from inside the area.The Hoops got the wheels in motion upping the tempo with Doran causing the Saints defence problems up front and with Gallagher impressing on the left-wing throughout. Rathmullan introduced striker Dara Patton midway through the second half and almost immediately on his introduction the talisman almost scored only to be denied by a fine Mullah save.This inspired the home side and on 75 minutes they duly took the lead once again following a fine Adam Salhi corner to the near post which was flicked on by striker Bryner Fotso to the back post and was calmly controlled by Jaydee Alawiye who set up Doran inside the area who made no mistake in hitting the back of the net. The Seasiders saw out the remaining quarter to avail of a good three points. Adam Salhi at left back and Kevin Doran up front impressed for the Hoops with Matty Canning starring for the Saints. Referee: Gerard Devin.Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre Division TwoWhitestrand United  6-1 Dunkineely CelticWhitestrand looked to bounce back from a defeat in their last home game when they came up against Dunkineely Celtic. Whitestrand started well and took an early lead through Aaron Curran. Whitestrand were playing well and should have doubled their lead. They were made to rue that miss when Dunkineely scored a well taken equaliser. Whitestrand pushed forward and re-established their lead when Curran got his second. In the final moments of the first half Curran came within a couple of inches of completing his hat-trick when his rasping shot rattled the bar.Whitestrand settled quickly at the start of the second half and scored their third when Darren Ferry tapped home in the 6-yard box. Liam O’ Riordan came off the bench and scored Whitestrand’s fourth. The 5thgoal was a great team goal with a fantastic passing move being finished off by James Kerr. Their final goal came from another sub, scored by Gerard Mc Ateer. This capped off a fine win and shows Whitestrand are looking to stick round the top of the division for the season.Deele Harps 3-5 Curragh AthleticDeele welcomed Curragh to The Athletic Grounds for this League Two encounter and it was the visitors who started brightest and raced into a two-goal lead with Mark Storey bagging a brace on 15 and 25 minutes.Deele settled into the game and pulled a goal back on 35 minutes with a fine individual goal from Conor Mc Gurn. In the second half, Curragh restored their two-goal advantage when Kealan Mc Gill headed home unchallenged. Deele rallied again and were right back in the game when Sean McGowan headed home from a corner on 65 minutes. Deele were then reduced to ten men on 70 minutes.Soon afterwards Curragh made the most of their numerical advantage when Tim Callaghan finished well. The home side kept battling and Cameron Mahon headed home a Jordy Duffy cross to set up a grandstand finale but with Deele pushing for an equaliser Curragh sealed the three points on the counter-attack when Aidan Donnelly swept home at the second attempt following a good save from David Arthur.Raphoe Town 3-1 Gweedore UnitedRaphoe Town had to dig deep to overcome a tough Gweedore United team. In a scoreless first-half Zak Brolly came the closest to scoring when a 25-yrd shot hit the Gweedore United post. Raphoe Town started the 2nd half well and Christy Bogle put the home team in front with a bullet like header from a great Zak Brolly cross in the 55th minute.Corey Gillen doubled the lead with a cool finish in the 60th minute. Gweedore United got a goal back when Gavin Mc Bride headed home from a corner. Raphoe Town made sure off all three points when Conor Friel raced through to score Raphoe Town’s third in the 85th minute. Good team performances from both teams.Referee: Barry HunterSwilly Rovers  3-1 Glenree UnitedIt was a good positive start by the hosts who took control of the early proceedings.  This led to a goal by the dynamic Matthew Sweeney after superb work by Tyler Durning.  The game was back and forth for the next 20 minutes with very few penalty-box incidents.Luckily for Swilly Marty Doyle showed some composure and finished neatly to double the lead just before half-time. Thesecond-half started brightly with the visitors on the front foot, launching several attacks. They were justly rewarded when their centre forward dispatched neatly into the bottom corner after a defensive mix-up in the Swilly rearguard. The game was in the melting pot until Dessie Murray ensured all 3 points were staying with Swilly after he pounced in the 6-yard box to make it 3-1.Saturday 23rd November 2019Voodoo Venue Cup Strand Rovers  5-1 Copany RoversEarly in this match Strand won a free-kick with which Shane O’ Donnell found Matthew O’ Donnell who headed the opening goal of the game. A few minutes later Strand increased their lead when a Doalty Boyle through ball found Dylan Boyle and he scored from a tight angle. Strand had a good change on 35 minutes when Matthew O’ Donnell’s shot was saved by the visitor’s goalkeeper.  Strand scored a nice team goal for their third. Stand scored two quick goals early in the second half from Michael Ward. Copany scored a goal from the penalty spot. Both teams played very good football in a friendly game of football.Castlefin Celtic Reserves  4-4 Drumkeen United Reserves (Castlefin won on penalties)Castlefin advanced to the next round of the Voodoo Venue Cup with a penalty shoot-out victory over Drumkeen after a 6-goal thriller in normal time.The visitors took the lead when Rory Craig found space behind the home defence to score after 8 minutes. Castlefin responded and Jordan Mc Kinney scored direct from a corner in the 20th minute. In the second-half the hosts controlled the game and eventually took the lead when Damien Mc Glinchey rifled home from 15 yards.Drumkeen responded immediately, they broke down the left and their cross was bundled into the net off a Castlefin defender. The game went into extra time and in the second period Mc Glinchey put the hosts ahead when his volley nestled in the bottom corner from 20 yards. In the dying minutes of extra time Drumkeen levelled again when Justin Deasley headed home following a corner. Then the hosts prevailed on spot kicks. Best for Castlefin: Daniel Foy and Damien Mc Glinchey. Team effort from Drumkeen. Referee: Brain O KaneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 3-3 Oldtown Celtic(Kilmacrennan won on penalties)The game started off well with chances for both sides. It was Tommy Mc Laughlin who opened the scoring for the visitors in the 25th minute. Gary Gorman then got onto the end of a Sean O’Donnell cross to level the game.Oldtown went ahead again through Tommy Mc Laughlin before Kyle Mc Garvey equalised when heading in at the back post. Garry Gorman got his second in the 75th minute with a screamer from outside the box. Charles Mc Laughlin then levelled the game with a tidy finish from inside the box on 88 minutes. Sean O’Donnell then saw red shortly after for a second yellow.As it was getting very dark referee Con McLaughlin decided to go straight to penalties where Jimmy Mc Elwaine saved two penalties to put the Lurgysiders trough to the next round.Glencar Celtic 2-1 Cappry Rovers Reserves(No Report Submitted)Donegal Junior LeagueResultsSaturday 23rd November 2019Voodoo Venue Cup Strand Rovers                                               5v 1                   Copany RoversCastlefin Celtic Reserves                               4 v 4 a.e.t.          Drumkeen United Reserves(Castlefin won on penalties)Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves                      3v 3                   Oldtown Celtic(Kilmacrennan won on penalties)Glencar Celtic                                                2v 1                   Cappry Rovers ReservesUlster Junior ShieldGlenea United Reserves                               1v 1                   Dunlewey Celtic(Glenea won on penalties)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Cranford United                                            1v 3                   Bonagee UnitedTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneGlenea United                                               2v 1                   Letterbarrow CelticGweedore Celtic                                           6v 1                   Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Rathmullan Celtic                                         2v 1                   St. CatherinesDonegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre Division TwoWhitestrand United                                     6v 1                   Dunkineely CelticDeele Harps                                                  3v 5                   Curragh AthleticRaphoe Town                                                3v 1                   Gweedore UnitedSwilly Rovers                                                 3v 1                   Glenree UnitedDonegal League: All the reports from Saturday and Sunday was last modified: November 24th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019/20 Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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‘They are nothing special’ – Durham names the two players who are draining West Ham

first_img 4 4 West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is under scrutiny again Four defeats at the start of the season were quickly rectified and there was even the distinct possibility of finishing seventh and qualifying for the Europa League.But with the club now in 11th place and with a trip to Manchester United on Saturday evening, Durham took aim at the East Enders.He said: “I looked at the West Ham side and I thought ‘that’s not bad’. And yet they played the way they did.“Which was, and I think I just said there, they’ve been floating around aimlessly doing nothing. Adrian Durham has ripped into West Ham United after yet another abject performance in 2019.And the Drivetime host criticised Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere in particular for ‘draining money’ out of the club.A 2-0 defeat to Chelsea does not tell the whole story as the Hammers were battered at Stamford Bridge in the latest poor performance of the calendar year. 4 And it is the current crop which is making Durham question the current mentality in place.“They look good in mid-table. But points-wise, they’re not that special at all,” he added.“They are nine points ahead of Southampton, that’s it!“With the recruitment they had last summer and some of the players they brought in, they should be doing a whole lot better. “And that to me, sums up West Ham United. They’re just not very special are they?”Manuel Pellegrini spent more than £100million in the summer and broke the club’s transfer record twice in order to propel the Hammers to the fabled ‘next level’.But there is little to suggest they are even remotely close to achieving that as they continue to turn in below-par performances.Over the years, the club have invested heavily in injury-prone players who have not been worth the gamble.center_img “I look at the West Ham side and I think it’s not bad, but they’re not special.”“They have ambitions to be a top six club, but they’re miles off.”“Have they got the right manager? Have they got the right squad?” 🤔@DGoughie and @talkSPORTDrive discuss #WHUFC ⚒️ pic.twitter.com/HlH0HKiHne— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 9, 2019 The public spat with Marko Arnautovic during the January window has not helped the club Andy Carroll’s career at West Ham United is seemingly over “So what’s going to happen at West Ham United; they made the decision to sign Carroll, it’s been a disaster for them.“And they made the decision to sign Wilshere and that has been a disaster for them.“Two players on their books, draining money out of the football club and that is affecting the first team.“Have they got the right manager, have they got the right squad and have they got the strategy at West Ham?” 4 The emergence of Declan Rice has been one of the few positives from this season last_img read more

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Man United hire specialist coach to end injury hell which has haunted Solskjaer

first_imgManchester United have added yet another member of staff to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom team in order to end their injury hell.Since the Norwegian was appointed on a full time basis in March last year, the injury room at Carrington has been filled with top stars. Liverpool (H) – 20/10/19Norwich (A) – 27/10/19Bournemouth (A) – 2/11/19Brighton (H) – 10/11/19Sheffield United (A) – 24/11/19 1 Sam Allardyce reckons Man United could get relegated this seasonHis arrival is the latest addition to Solskjaer’s back team which has seen Head of Academy Nicky Butt taking a more senior role within the club.Former United reserve team player Neil Wood was appointed as the lead coach in the under-23 development squad, with Quinton Fortune working alongside him.The aim was for Wood, Fortune and Butt to help provide a more seamless transition from development squad into the first team at a time when youngsters like Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong are being nurtured. Ole Gunnar Solskjaers position is under serious threat at Manchester United In fact, Solskjaer has been robbed of as many as 11 first team players this year at some stage as fitness concerns bite mount.The club have moved to appoint Martyn Pert in order to solve these issues, a highly-rated coachThe 41-year-old has amassed a wealth of coaching experience at clubs in the UK and in Canada – where he was most recently assistant manager at Vancouver Whitecaps.Pert is highly respected for his ability to combine both footballing expertise and his deep knowledge of fitness and conditioning. MANCHESTER UNITED NEXT FIVE PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.55%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

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Ex-Arsenal forward admits he is ‘shocked’ at Emery for isolating Ozil

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS rookie error stalemate Ozil has spent a lot more time in the stands than on the pitch this season “He’s a luxury player, and the manager has obviously decided he can’t carry a player like that in a team that’s already one of the worst around without the ball.“Unai Emery should bring him in from the cold. But he won’t.“If he plays Ozil and they win, he has to keep playing him, and the manager doesn’t want that. The manager wants him out.“And if that’s the plan then they are going to have to swallow a pill and get rid of him in January come what may.” Getty Images – Getty latest Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son update Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship LATEST Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Ozil, who earns £350,000-a-week, has featured just twice for the Gunners so far this season and was recently left out for matches against Manchester United, Standard Liege and Bournemouth.And Merson believes Emery should be making more use of the former Germany international’s technical ability, but conceded it would be near impossible for him to perform a U-turn.He told the Daily Star: “Mesut Ozil should be starting Arsenal ’s next few games so they can take advantage of how badly Tottenham and Manchester United are struggling.“Arsenal have to make hay while the sun shines and their rivals are struggling, so they have got to put some points together in these games and go on a run.“It’s a big few weeks for them – and that’s why I would play Ozil. I personally think he’s their best player.“In terms of ability and talent he’s the best player at the club. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff targets 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ on target Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson has admitted he has been very surprised by Unai Emery’s treatment of Mesut Ozil.The German has been repeatedly left out by the Spaniard this season, despite being the highest earner at the north London club. PEP TALK Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti appointed statement last_img read more

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