Posts for December 2019

‘Leaked’ Liverpool team to play Norwich – major surprises in changed starting XI!

first_img 21. Lucas Leiva 22. Simon Mignolet 15. Daniel Sturridge 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 11 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho Stream Liverpool v Norwich City live in the Premier League on Sunday 20 September 2015, if you are outside of the UK, on talksport.com.After back-to-back Premier League defeats, Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to oversee a victory for Liverpool at home to Norwich today.The Reds boss made major changes to his starting XI for the Thursday evening Europa League draw at Bordeaux and is tipped to shake things up again for today’s Premier League fixture.‘This is another nail in Rodgers’ Liverpool coffin’ – story hereTake a look at the line up that has been doing the rounds on social media, allegedly leaked ahead of the 4pm (BST) kick off.Who do you think needs to start and who should be dropped for Liverpool? Comment below. 11 11 37. Martin Skrtel 2. Nathaniel Clyne – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 18. Alberto Moreno 11 11 11 9. Christian Benteke 7.James Milner – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the right arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 23. Emre Can 11 11last_img read more

Man City boosted by the return of inspirational figure for Tottenham trip

first_imgManchester City will be lifted by the return of inspirational captain Vincent Kompany as they bid to reassert their authority this weekend.The Barclays Premier League leaders surrendered their 100 per cent record, and conceded for the first time domestically, as they slipped to a surprise loss to West Ham last weekend.Central defender Kompany missed the game having been forced off with a calf injury during the Champions League loss to Juventus four days previously.The Belgian is now set to return in place of Eliaquim Mangala – alongside whom he had helped keep five successive clean sheets – at Tottenham on Saturday as the Frenchman misses out with a groin problem.Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “It is important for the team that Vincent has just recovered from his injury. He is the captain and he started the season very well, not only as a defender, but he scored three important goals also.”Kompany’s return, along with that of Samir Nasri after a minor problem, was the welcome fitness news to emerge from Pellegrini’s pre-match press conference.But on the downside, playmaker David Silva remains sidelined with a calf injury and strikers Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho have also been ruled out with knocks. Mangala could be out until after next month’s international break, joining the likes of Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph on the longer-term casualty list.Pablo Zabaleta is at least near to a return and Pellegrini is hopeful Silva could feature in Tuesday’s Champions League game at Borussia Monchengladbach.Pellegrini said of the injury list: “It doesn’t seem very long – it is very long! We have had a lot of injured players with different injuries. There is not just one reason for it.“That is why I say it is important to have a squad because you are going to win or lose the title by just one or two points. Normally the difference is not more.” Vincent Kompany 1last_img read more

Hiddink has rebuilt Chelsea’s confidence, says Saints boss and former colleague

first_img Guus Hiddink (right) has not lost in the Premier League since taking charge of Chelsea Ronald Koeman has credited Guus Hiddink with rebuilding Chelsea’s shattered confidence following the departure of Jose Mourinho and believes his influence is the reason for their improving form.Chelsea visit Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday having experienced defeat only once since Hiddink’s arrival in December after a traumatic opening half to the season which led to Mourinho’s sacking and in which he frequently criticised his players.Koeman’s team has similarly improved after a poor run, and the Dutchman, who is familiar with Hiddink’s methods having been coached by him at PSV Eindhoven before assisting him with the Netherlands at the 1998 World Cup, revealed he expected that would be the impact he would have.“He is always defending his players and that was good for Chelsea at that moment,” said Koeman, 52.“He was the right man at the right moment and the players are looking more comfortable and he has given them confidence.“I was expecting that because they have good players with good qualities. The way the manager is dealing with the team is good for this moment.“Why and when they changed the manager they signed Guus Hiddink for his second spell at Chelsea and he had, in the past, had a good relationship with the players.“He is a coach with a lot of experience at all levels and knows a lot. He has a knowledge about characters of players and how to give them that important support to the key players.”See here: Last month, Southampton’s Ronald Koeman keen on Chelsea job and wants Guus Hiddink recommendation 1last_img read more

Leicester sensation ruled out of next two Premier League matches

first_img1 N’Golo Kante in action for Leicester Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of the club’s next two matches.The Frenchman has been in fine form for the Foxes this season after arriving from Caen for £5.6m last summer.He has played in a key role in helping his side become shock title contenders and has played in all 27 of their Premier League games so far this season.However, Claudio Ranieri will now have to do without the 24-year-old for their upcoming matches with West Brom and Watford after he injured his hamstring.“N’Golo Kante we will lose for the next two matches. I hope only two,” said Ranieri.“He suffered a light pain to his hamstring during all the season, now we want to give him a little rest.“So two matches and then he can restart.”last_img read more

Chelsea XI v Stoke City – academy graduate to start after agreeing £60k deal?

first_imgChelsea take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, kick off 15:00 GMT.The Blues have won their last three domestic outings, closing the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to just eight points.Nonetheless, their opponents are too enjoying an impressive run of form, having bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Everton at the beginning of February, and firmly remain in contention for a European spot.FIVE REASONS CHELSEA WILL FINISH IN THE TOP FOURSo, who could Guus Hiddink call upon to extend their winning streak against Mark Hughes’ side?Could Ruben Loftus-Cheek, after signing a new five-year contract at the beginning of the week reportedly worth £60,000 per-week, be awarded a rare start?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea line up v Stoke by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 22. Willian (right wing) 11 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) 11 11 11 19. Diego Costa (striker) 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (centre midfield)last_img read more

FBI, ATF join hunt for OC arsonist

first_imgGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. A $70,000 dollar reward was announced earlier, bringing the total to $120,000. In San Bernardino County, a motorcyclist who authorities say set a small fire in a rural foothill area of the San Bernardino Mountains has been booked for investigation of arson.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INVESTIGATION: Also, a man is shot and one arrested in San Bernardino County. By Jeremiah Marquez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal agents joined the search for evidence Wednesday in brush-covered Orange County hills where an arsonist is believed to have ignited one of the wildfires devastating Southern California. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In San Bernardino County, a man suspected of starting a small fire was arrested and another man was shot to death by police after he fled officers who approached to see if he was trying to set a fire. Wildfires, burning in seven counties, had destroyed about 1,500 homes and caused more than a half-million people to flee since the first blaze began late Saturday. At least two – in Orange and Riverside counties – have been attributed to arson. Throughout the region, authorities stepped up patrols in hopes of preventing copycat fires and looting. Orange County officials converged on a remote area of bone-dry brush where a 19,200-acre wildfire has destroyed nine homes. They were aided by special teams from the FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The federal government planned to send more agents from around the country to help with the probe. Investigators taped off an area they called a crime scene, took photos, collected evidence and recorded map coordinates, according to ATF Special Agent Susan Raichel. Authorities believe the fire had been set because they found three different ignition points within a short distance – a common sign of arson. last_img read more

Bryant’s sore wrist is serious concern

first_imgBy Elliott Teaford STAFF WRITER Add another name to the roll of the injured. Kobe Bryant injured his right wrist during the Lakers’ 21-point exhibition loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. He received treatment Wednesday and said he hoped he could play in Friday’s exhibition finale against the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas. Forward Luke Walton did not play Tuesday because of a strained right hip, but he might be ready to play Friday against the Kings. All of which leaves the Lakers in a precarious position, what with opening night rapidly approaching. The Lakers picked up a practice today when their exhibition rematch against the Jazz in San Diego was canceled because of wildfires in the area. However, Bryant is unsure what to expect when the Lakers start the season. “It’s tough to say because we haven’t had our core guys out there, so it’s kind of tough to gauge,” he said. “We have a lot of young players still trying to find their way through the offense, through the system. It’s tough. We were all hopeful that (Odom) would be ready for the start of the season, but we have get him healthy.” Bynum booster Lakers coach Phil Jackson didn’t want to answer a question about teenage center Andrew Bynum’s defensive improvement during training camp. Bynum had three blocks and six of his eight rebounds came on the defensive end Tuesday against Utah. “Don’t ask me that,” Jackson said with a chuckle. “It’s just a situation where I want him to remain positive.” Jackson paused briefly before continuing. “His offense is really coming along,” he said. “His teammates are finding him. I’ll point out to him, `If your teammates are finding you for those easy dunks underneath the basket, then you’ve got to help them out at the other end of the floor. It’s your responsibility as a center.’ He hasn’t quite grasped how indebted he is to these other guys from that standpoint. That’s a learning process.” Jackson then delivered the goods. “(Tuesday,) was one of his and our better defensive games,” he said. Because of the injuries to Brown and Mihm, Bynum might be the leading candidate to become the Lakers’ starting center – at least to start the season. Starting lineup shuffle Jackson said he might alter his starting lineup for Friday’s exhibition, and those might be the five players who start in Tuesday’s opener against the Houston Rockets. “I might put Luke in there instead of (Vladimir Radmanovic),” Jackson said. “I might put Kwame in there instead of Chris. Those are the changes. (Opening night’s lineup) would probably be the lineup I start on Friday, but you can’t guarantee that.” Look for a starting five Friday of Bryant and Derek Fisher at the guards, Walton and Ronny Turiaf at the forwards and perhaps Brown or Bynum at center. If they click, you can expect Jackson to start them against the Rockets on Tuesday. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bryant has spent much of training camp monitoring tendinitis in his left knee, but his wrist injury is the first serious setback he’s suffered this month. “My knee is OK, but my wrist isn’t too good,” he said. Bryant’s wrist injury might not be much of a concern for him and the Lakers if not for a lengthy list of injuries to other starters and potential starters. Forward Lamar Odom has been ruled out of opening night Tuesday because he hasn’t recovered sufficiently from offseason left shoulder surgery. Odom is not expected to play for another two weeks, which means he might miss four games. Centers Kwame Brown (left ankle and right shoulder) and Chris Mihm (right ankle) have played only limited minutes during exhibitions because they’re slowly rebounding from surgeries. last_img

ONE IN THREE CIGARETTES BEING SOLD IN LETTERKENNY IS ILLEGAL

first_imgOne on three cigarettes now being sold on the streets of Letterkenny is illegal.New research has shown the town is the fifth highest in the country out of a poll of 22 surveyed which shows that duty has not been paid on the fags.A spokesman for the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said the increasing figures were certainly worrying.  ONE IN THREE CIGARETTES BEING SOLD IN LETTERKENNY IS ILLEGAL was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING COMES SECOND IN ULSTER SALON OF YEAR

first_imgThe ‘Centre Of Excellence’ team are so proud to announce that they have been placed in 2nd position for Ulster Salon of the Year at the glamorous Schwarzkopf Hairdressing Business Awards held in the RDS, Dublin yesterday evening.Some of the Patrick Gildea crew at the awards.The RDS was packed with the crème de la crème of hairdressing professionals from all over Ireland.Lorraine Keane announced the second placed Ulster Salon of the Year as Patrick Gildea hairdressing and commented the salon was a name she had heard a lot of during the course of the evening, a tribute to just how many awards that they were shortlisted for. A rapturous applause and screams of excitement was heard when Patrick himself collected the award on behalf of the team.He said “We were honoured to be shortlisted for this award and are absolutely delighted to get placed 2nd in the whole of Ulster for Salon of the year. We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised within the hairdressing industry and feel that it is a great reflection on the experience that we deliver to all our clients. A very special thank you to the whole team who work so hard to deliver the best experience in the North West for all our clients.”For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of attending the “Centre of Excellence” yet, you can expect the best Hairdressing experience in the North West where you are treated like a special guest. The luxurious salon provides a haven for clients who can fully relax in a beautiful surroundings being taken care of by a highly talented, friendly team of professionals who are constantly training to develop their skills even further. It just goes to show you don’t have to go outside Donegal to get the highest standards of hairdressing in an award winning salon!  PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING COMES SECOND IN ULSTER SALON OF YEAR was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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:awardsPatrick Gildealast_img read more

LUXURY CAMPING SITE OPENED UP OVERLOOKING PORTSALON

first_imgUrsula Donnelly of Donegal Local Enterprise Office cuts the ribbon to declare Portsalon Luxury Camping officially open on Monday evening as owners Sean Coll and Helen Haworth look on with Board Members and staff from Donegal Local Development Company, staff from Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council and other invited guests.A development of a magnificent luxury camp site has opened up on a hillside overlooking Portsalon.Donegal’s first Yurt site, Portsalon Luxury Camping, was officially opened last night.The development has been described this week as an excellent example of how LEADER funding for rural tourism initiatives can improve and benefit the local area. The comments came from Patrick Sweeney, Treasurer and Board Director of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC).Patrick Sweeney, Treasurer and Board Director of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) speaking at the official opening of Portsalon Luxury Camping on Monday.“This really is a unique project and DLDC through the Leader Programme is delighted to support the development of local rural businesses which significantly bolster tourism infrastructure, generate economic activity and create employment in rural areas.”“Through various Leader Programmes, Donegal Local Development Company has so far provided in excess of €23M to some 725 projects in Donegal. Along with matched funding by project promoters, a total of over €55M has been invested in rural development projects by DLDC in Donegal,” he said.Funding of €141,481.66 was provided for the project by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd through the ‘Encouragement of Tourism Activities’ measure of the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2007 – 2013. However Monday’s launch heard that the project really came to fruition through the sheer determination and persistence of owners Sean Coll and Helen Haworth, who never gave up on their dream.In their address to invited guests, Helen and Sean outlined – not only how they had built and lived in a yurt for eight months while they renovated their farmhouse – but how they had successfully secured inter-agency support for their project, by continually seeking solutions to any of the obstacles thrown in their way.“The thing that stands out most is that over five years in that vision, is that not once did you hear them whinge or cry or bemoan the lack of effort coming from anybody.That’s the bit that really stands to Sean and Helen. They just go at it, they stick at it, they keep going and nothing gets in the way,” said Gerry Moan of the Discovery Zone Programme where Helen had finalised the business plan for the project.He added: “If every entrepreneur that I work with had this energy and this passion, by God this would be some country.” Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office, insisted that the development of the superb tourism facility should be an example to lots of people in our county of what can be done with a bit of imagination, but also a willingness to learn and listen.“Helen, when she was part of the Discovery Programme, was always willing to be challenged and to take on board advice. It is an outstanding project and a superb example of what two individuals can do with determination and the right support from the likes of Donegal Local Development Company who helped fund the project but also the ongoing support from their community, their families and also from the likes of the Local Enterprise Office and DLDC.In their address Helen and Sean, who explained they have recently received their Quality Assurance through the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard, said that following a hugely successful first year in business, they are looking forward to an even better season this year.They went on to thank all those who had supported them and in particular the DLDC Board for the Capital funding , project Officer Sinead Mc Laughlin, Leader Manager, Frank Kelly as well as LEO and their staff. “Last year we had a very successful first season and this year we are expecting to more than double our 2014 bookings and we are seeing bookings come in from America, Canada, Australia, Germany, world wide.We are sure that the Wild Atlantic Way is going to be a really big boost for us and for the area and we just really want to think everyone who has helped us in any way to get this far.”Before Ursula Donnelly of Donegal Local Enterprise Office cut the ribbon to declare the site officially opened, Patrick Sweeney of DLDC once again congratulated Helen and Sean on their foresight and determination to develop Portsalon Luxury Camping.“While we acknowledge the importance of the LEADER grant, we must also acknowledge the commitment and input from Sean and Helen who provided matched funding of some €60K to ensure the project was delivered to the outstanding specification we witnessed here today. This project really is an excellent example of how LEADER funding for rural tourism initiatives can improve and benefit the local area,” he concluded.EndsCaptions1Ursula Donnelly of Donegal Local Enterprise Office cuts the ribbon to declare Portsalon Luxury Camping officially open on Monday evening as owners Sean Coll and Helen Haworth look on with Board Members and staff from Donegal Local Development Company, staff from Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council and other invited guests.2Sean Coll and Helen Haworth of Portsalon Luxury Camping speaking at the official opening of their fantastic new tourism destination on Monday evening.3Invited guests listen to Michael Tunney of Donegal Local Enterprise Office during his address at the official opening of Portsalon Luxury Camping on Monday evening.4Patrick Sweeney, Treasurer and Board Director of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) speaking at the official opening of Portsalon Luxury Camping on Monday.LUXURY CAMPING SITE OPENED UP OVERLOOKING PORTSALON was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 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:donegalluxury campsitePortsalonYurtlast_img read more