Bolt is not ready for the highest level

first_imgUsain Bolt was a part of the Borussia Dortmund squad in the last training session and he seems to be serious about becoming a professional footballer as the next step of his life.The Borussia Dortmund head coach, Peter Stoger, seems to have a different opinion as he believes that Bolt is not good enough to play at the top level – he claimed that the former sprinter is talented but simply has to be better.The former Köln coach spoke about Bolt’s trials as he said, according to Give Me Sport:“It’s all about procedure and movement, but the most important thing is that he had fun.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“I think he is talented, but when he wants to play at a higher level, he clearly has a lot of work to do.”“The physique he needs for his other sport is completely different from what he needs for football, but it was really fun for us.”“It was a pleasure for us to meet a guy like him and to work with him.”last_img read more

Unai Emery happy with Arsenal squad

first_imgUnai Emery’s Arsenal debut may have got off to a bad start by losing 2-0 to Manchester City, but he insists that he is “happy” with his side’s performanceThe Spaniard’s first competitive game in charge of the Gunners came in a 2-0 home defeat to defending Premier League champions City on Sunday afternoon with goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.And over the course of the 90 minutes, Arsenal were largely second-best compared to Pep Guardiola’s mighty City squad.But Emery pointed out that his counterpart is in his third year at City and that it will take time to properly build a team that can be considered serious title challengers.Although, he was content with what he saw from his players on Sunday.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I am happy with the players because they ran and they fought. We need to continue working tactically and defensively, and doing more to shorten the differences today between Manchester City and us,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“We’re starting and we need also to do one process one way. Today is the first step. Manchester City are working in their third year with Guardiola and they have built a team with security, good players and a great stability of playing like they want. We are only starting out now.”The 46-year-old’s next chance at securing his first competitive win for Arsenal will come next weekend in a London derby against Chelsea.“Each match is different. We want to prepare for each match with the difficulty and demands of the opposition,” said Emery.“In the next week we are continuing this work and against Chelsea we are going to analyse the opposition. We are going there to win, with this intention against Chelsea.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Argentinean superstar knows clubs from other countries are breaking into the football elite thanks to foreign investmentA not-so-long time ago, there were just one or two powerful teams in any of the Top 5 European leagues.And Barcelona and Real Madrid were two of them.But now, teams from countries like England, Italy, and France are starting to catch up to the Spanish La Liga giants.At least this is what Barca’s Lionel Messi believes has happened in the last years.“There are clubs now with a lot of money and players move for that reason,” he told ESPN.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Whenever the most money is, that’s where they end up going. Things have changed and now the owners of clubs are multi-millionaires.”“Before everyone wanted to play for Barca or Madrid, who were the best, but now everything’s tighter and there’s not much of a difference between the teams in Manchester, PSG, Madrid, us, Bayern [Munich], the Italians…”And because of this, he was asked about if he would ever leave Barcelona.“I am just thinking about the years that I can keep playing,” he said when asked about what plans he has for retirement,” he explained.“When the moment comes, I will decide. I want to finish the contract I have and then we will see if I continue or not. It doesn’t worry me right now. [But] the club can be calm [when I am gone] if they keep bringing players through the academy and making good signings.”last_img read more

Monchi – I hire and fire coaches

first_imgA.S. Roma director of football Monchi reveals in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he has the authority of hiring and firing coaches while also reflecting on his goal for the club.Monchi sat down for the exclusive interview and also spoke about his work at Roma and why he left Sevilla. Calcio Mercato reports.Monchi was a former Sevilla goalkeeper and played for the Spanish club between 1990-1999.On the reason he left Sevilla, Monchi said: “It is a question that they have asked me many times. I really thought it was time for me to change after 29 years divided between life as a footballer and a sports director.“I felt I needed to try new things and test myself to see if I could do my work outside my home. Many think that I did it for money but the truth is I needed a new experience.”Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.Monchi then spoke of his role in AS Roma, the hierarchy at the club and his authority to hire and fire coaches.“The hierarchy is similar to that in every other club. There is a president, a general manager, a managing director etc. My boss is Pallotta, but fortunately, I can work independently, obviously keeping him updated on all news.“Our relationship is excellent, as well as that with Baldissoni and Gandini. Hiring and firing coaches is my responsibility because the sports project depends on the coach’s decisions.”He spoke of his goals for the club saying: “My biggest goal is to build an economic model that is sustainable and stable, while on a sporting level it is to bring Rome as close as possible to the highest level. These are my two goals.”last_img read more

Rangers boss laughs off suggestions of foul play

first_imgQueens Park Rangers manager Steve McLaren has laughed at suggestions that accused his team of using foul play to stop Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, when both sides met on Friday night.QPR defeated Villa 1-0 at Loftus Road thanks to a first-half strike from Poland international, Pawel Wszolek, and despite comments from Villa boss Dean Smith that the London club’s players took turns to kick at Grealish, McLaren has come to the defence of his players.“I’ve got to say I wish we were that clever to rotate around to kick him,” he said, according to Sports Mole.“Jack Grealish is a player we had to stop and I thought we did that to a certain degree.”“I don’t think they took turns, I just think we had to stop him. He’s just that good a player – you think you’ve won the ball and you just nick him.”Les Ferdinand: QPR dreaming of Premier League promotion Obinna Echi – November 27, 2018 QPR director of football Les Ferdinand reveals the London club has their sights set on returning to the top tier of English football next season.QPR…“They were all small fouls, not big ones. That really upset his rhythm, which we needed to do.”“I thought the officials were very good and handled the game well, with not too many yellows despite all the fouls.”“I’m proud of the players and the performance they produced tonight. This was a big win for us.”“Villa are a good team. Wow – the attacking options they’ve got are formidable and we had to be at our best defensively.”“I’m proud of my team for what they showed and for fighting for each other.”last_img read more

International Clean Up Drive A Success

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:dema, filipino comminity tci, International cleanup drive, tcips Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ECO CLEAN UP brought in bags of garbage from the sea and surrounding Bight community in Provo.TCIPS school and the Filipino Community in TCI among the groups joining the coastal clean up initiative led by the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA).center_img Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Embassy of Philippines wants stronger bond with TCI Governmentlast_img read more

Digicel Launches Come Together this Christmas Promotion and Unveils the new range

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNovember 10, 2014 (Digicel TCI Press Release) – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Digicel launched it’s ‘Come Together this Christmas’ Promotion on November 11 in its flagship store in Providenciales and unveiled the latest additions to its range of Smartphones.The Christmas Promotion allows customers who purchase select Samsung and DL Smartphone models to automatically enter the $10,000 cash giveaway. Five lucky customers will win $1,000 each with one lucky customer walking away with the grand Prize of $5,000.For prepaid customers, topping up also gives them a chance to win fantastic weekly prizes from bonus credit, cash, phones and two grand prize giveaways of a Home makeover courtesy of Digicel and their partner KB Homes Center.Also just in time for the holidays are two new smartphones, added to the popular Digicel DL range – they are the DL 800 and DL 900, both affordably priced and packed with features for the smartphone and data lover.With the continuing rollout of its 4G and LTE networks across the Caribbean and Central America, Digicel’s sights are firmly set on ensuring that everyone everywhere can benefit from access to superfast internet speeds at affordable prices and achieve extraordinary things in their everyday lives. As such the DL 800 is competitively priced at $89 postpaid and $99 prepaid while the DL 900 retails for $109 Postpaid and $129 prepaid.Head of Marketing, Ava-Dayne Fulford comments, “With the latest additions to our own range of Android phones, we are delivering an even bigger, better smartphone experience to customers at an affordable price. These along with the sleek and popular Samsung handsets provide a range of best options for our customers. In addition, Several persons will become winners through our promotions which at Christmas time are always geared towards making persons happy and allowing them to ‘Come together’ with family and friends in a more meaningful way.”END Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thousands without power in TCI TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Related Items:christmas promo, digicel, giveaways, prices Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islandslast_img read more

EUFUNDED PROJECT TO BOOST FOOD EXPORTS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Nov. 24 (JIS): Jamaica’s small farmers and food producers are set to benefit from a European Union (EU)-funded project, aimed at raising the quality of food products and increasing access to export markets.The project, being implemented under the €7.25 million Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) II Programme, was launched this morning (November 24), at the Courtleigh Hotel, New Kingston.The initiative, dubbed ‘EPA Support to Jamaican Food Exports,’ aims to work with farmers and small and medium enterprises to lift the quality of their food products, such as sauces and spices, Blue Mountain Coffee and packed fresh produce for local distribution as well as export.It will also help producers identify and access new markets beyond the traditional export zones.The EPA II programme is being executed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and is focused on improving the competitiveness of specific value chains with export potential, as well as strengthening the quality and standards control environment.Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, in his remarks at the launch, noted that the project seeks to increase and diversify the country’s exports and impact positively on employment, while contributing to poverty reduction, particularly in rural areas.“We welcome the positive impact that the project will have in promoting control in the use of chemicals in agricultural production, and wide implementation of environmentally-friendly management schemes, and relevant certification,” Mr. Hylton said.He added that the Ministry also appreciates the greater attention that is being placed on international food safety standards and access to safer foods for Jamaicans.He noted that traditionally, the country’s trade policies have been guided by the concept of selling primary raw materials and low value finished products into the global marketplace.“We are moving beyond that and that is one of the reasons we welcome this project. We have to build the capacity of the Jamaican companies to upgrade and to become integrated into the global value chain. We must move beyond the domestic market,” Mr. Hylton stated.The Industry Minister further noted that the project should go a far way in addressing the country’s trade deficit, competitiveness and growth, while integrating the economy into global markets.For his part, Resident Representative of the IFC, Rajeev Gopal, informed that over the next 25 months, the entity will work with local companies and associations to connect small and medium enterprises in Jamaica’s food sector with importers, who are interested in buying Jamaican food products.He said the IFC will seek to build the capacity of trade associations and others to better serve their members by increasing their ability to tap into new markets; and help farmers to improve their agricultural practices through business training, risk management and technical support, aimed at improving their productivity.“The road ahead may have challenges, but it also holds significant promise. The IFC stands ready to continue being a partner to Jamaica’s food sector, its entrepreneurs and its farmers,” Mr. Gopal said.Head of the Delegation of the EU in Jamaica, Ambassador Paola Amadei, noted that with business reforms being undertaken, “we will see a more competitive and diversified Jamaican economy, to the benefit of all citizens.”“The European Union will continue to assist Jamaica in achieving these objectives,” Mrs. Amadei said. One Stop Shop plan Rebooted, who knew? Finance Ministry to work with OECD on taxes Turks & Caicos will be hit, if EU dumped by British Related Items:Anthony Hylton, Blue Mountain Coffee, Economic Partnership Agreement, european union, good food quality, Rajeev Gopal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

NO BAIL OUT BRITISH ATLANTIC FINANCIAL INTO LIQUIDATION

first_img Related Items:British Atlantic Financial Services, finacial services commission, kevin higgins, liquidation, premier rufus ewing Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jan 2015 – There was no government or private sector bail-out plan supplied as an alternative to ending British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd operating in the Turks and Caicos Islands and on Friday the Chief Justice ruled that the company be liquidated. Around 2,600 policy holders will now have to wait and see what returns they get on the dollar for their near three decades of saving with BAFSL in some cases. The financial institution, reportedly millions of dollars in the hole, had been in the hand of provisional liquidators PriceWaterHouseCoopers since last month so this decision was not a huge surprise to some of the policy holders to whom we spoke. It is still unclear why government never moved to rescue the institution when Premier Rufus Ewing, in a called press conference spoke passionately about the handling of the case by the Financial Services Commission managing director, Kevin Higgins even calling for the decisions made surrounding the matter to be investigated and the Premier made an appeal to the Supreme Court to be considerate of the case and the Premier pledged that his government would do its best to bail out. A first step in that plan was revealed by Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing as meeting with the Opposition. That first step never happened. Another hearing in the case of BAFSL, which also got slammed in social media for what some residents called outrageous salaries and lack of information flowing to stakeholders is set for February 28, 2015.last_img read more

Natl Honors Awards nominee forms available

first_img Related Items:Agnes Swann, Karen Missick, linda williams, Llewlyn Handfield, national honors awards, oneal delancy, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell Adaptation of National Song debuts in memory of writer, Conrad Howell Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Apr 2015 – Nominations are now being accepted for the seven National Awards and Medals and the deadline for entries is June 30th, 2015. During a radio talk show to the nation on Wednesday, the National Awards and Honors Committee explained how the bestowels will work and how the public has been really made the architects of who will be rewarded for their selflessness to country and humanity. Dr. Linda Williams led a vigorous discussion as Chairman of the committee and explained that the forms are available in every island and cay and finally gives the public the chance to say, and with evidence, who it believes should be a National Hero. Also on the Committee, Bill Archie Clare, who shared that this journey started in 2003 and has since grown to now encompass a national award for Youth. There is a guidelines booklet, which explains the criteria of the nominees and a form at the back of that very same booklet can be filled out. Nominations must be in on time, the Committee will only be responsible for handing over a list of candidates to the TCI Cabinet – they are not the selectors of the winners and cannot themselves be nominated while serving on this prestigious body. Cabinet ultimately determines who will be awarded year by year under the auspices of the Premier. While only one National Hero will be awarded each year, other categories can have up to four candidates gaining a medal or the honor. Again, you can now find the purple and golden colored guidelines booklet countrywide at clinics, hospitals, NIB, NHIB, Office of the Premier, libraries and District Commissioners’ offices. Other Committee members include: Agnes Swann, Karen Missick, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell, Llewlyn Handfield and former speaker of the House, Oneal Delancy. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PDM on Passing of Conrad Howell Premier speaks following Howell’s body discoverylast_img read more

The Happiest Nation in the Caribbean

first_img T&T Heats up with Festivals, New Meetings Space and Hotel Deals this Summer UN calls Trinidad and Tobago Happiest Caribbean Nation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad – April 28, 2015 – The numbers are in and Trinidad & Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation yet again. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business center, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness. According to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released on April 23, 2015, the destination ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 41st in the world. Trinidad & Tobago’s flourishing culinary scene and year round festivals, combined with local steel pan and soca music and picturesque beaches, bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike. Whether sampling world-renowned street food on “The Avenue” [Ariapita Avenue], “wining” to the music at cultural and food festivals, getting a taste of adventure in the mountains of Trinidad or unwinding on Pigeon Point beach in Tobago, Trinbagonians have plenty of reasons to smile. Additionally, with 15 public holidays last year, Trinidad & Tobago is among the top ten countries in the world for the number of public holidays.The World Happiness Report aims to help country leaders recognize the importance of happiness and well-being for the success of the world and sustainable development. Researchers examine 11 areas essential to happiness and well-being, including health, education, local government, personal security, income and overall satisfaction with life. Trinidad & Tobago was also the top-ranked Caribbean nation in the previous Happiness Report, which was published in 2013.For more information on Trinidad & Tobago visit www.goTrinidadandTobago.com or www.visittobago.gov.tt. Recommended for you Tobago International cycling classic Related Items:happiest nation in the caribbean, trinidad and tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Constitutional Case to be launched by Mike Misick at Supreme Court

first_img Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Ten Year Anniversary, Commission of Inquiry announced for TCI this day in history 2008 Related Items:beryn duncanson, commission of inquiry, margaret ramsey-hale, mike misick, qc thorne, ralph thorne, Sipt, sir robin auld Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Jul 2015 – Next Week, Michael Misick will formally argue that the Turks and Caicos Islands judiciary went too far when it set up a special court to hear the SIPT cases of alleged government corruption. Misick in a news release shares with media that next week, a constitutional case will be launched before Chief Justice, Margaret Ramsey-Hale. The applicant, Michael Misick, through his Attorneys-at-Law, Ralph A. Thorne, QC and Beryn Duncanson are challenging the constitutionality of the court headed by retired Jamaican judge Harrison. The lawyers are also challenging the power of the court to order a trial without a jury. Misick contends the circumstances in the TCI did not warrant this move. “We are contending that the government has established a special court akin to those of other countries that have experienced severe, social, political and military unrest. Unless it can be demonstrated that this kind of upheaval has taken place in Turks & Caicos, every citizen of this country remains equally entitled to the protection of the constitution.” The attorneys for Misick, the first and a former Premier of the Turks and Caicos explain that others are being given rights that Michael Eugene Misick himself is being denied. QC Thorne calls the constitutional challenge case important and regretful adding that it is wrong that the report from Sir Robin Auld and the Commission of Inquiry he led in 2009 have dictated some contents of the 2011 TCI Constitution. “It is a matter of some regret that a document which sought to prescribe solutions to a political crisis has transfigured portions of itself into to a legal regime of trial in a non-traditional court and without a jury. It seems horribly wrong in a stable democracy with a strong inheritance of English legal values and we hope to persuade the court to a similar view.” Again this argument will be laid out in the Provo Supreme Court next week. last_img read more

Big Sports meeting announced

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry throws Sports a big night in Turks and Caicos Related Items:judith robinson, sports awards, sports meeting Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Sporting bodies around the country are being called to convene this Friday October 16 at 11am at the Gus Lightbourne gym. The meeting comes ahead of an anticipated Sports Awards program which is set for October 24th. Sports Hall of Fame gets first inductees; all womenlast_img read more

Police searching for two suspects in overnight shooting death

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 21, 2017 – Nassau – Police are searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 21st April 2017.   According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and Augusta Street, when two men armed with handguns approached his vehicle and fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.   Investigations are ongoing.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS).#MagneticMediaNews#searchforsuspectsinshootingdeath#BolaAlleyshooting Related Items:#BolaAlleyshooting, #magneticmedianews, #searchforsuspectsinshootingdeathlast_img read more

TS Bret watering Trinidad and Winward Islands

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TSBrethitsTrinidadandTobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad & Tobago, June 20, 2017 – Tropical Storm Bret was drenching Trinidad last night as residents endured a thing they rarely, even never ever do: an Atlantic cyclone.“Please, please, please guys we have honestly no idea how this thing is going to turn out, what is going to take place, and we just have to basically trust in God right not that yes the storm is going to pass, but we’re going to be able to withstand what may come our way.”Grenada is in the cross hairs too, so are other Winward Islands like Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and the South American country of Venezuela.  And while Bret is dumping 2 to 4 inches of rain and creating 9 foot swells, forced schools and government offices to close and continues to move WNW at 21mph, it is expected that western United States will see that other strong system in the Atlantic Basin evolve to become Tropical Storm Cindy and it could be today.A tropical storm warning is issued for from Intracoastal City, Louisiana eastward to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Lousiana-Mississippi border.   A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of Intracoastal City to High Island, Texas.The pulse is reporting that, “Forecasters now say there’s an 80 percent chance that the system will strengthen into a tropical storm — which would likely be named Tropical Storm Cindy — within the next several days.   Florida and Alabama aren’t out of the woods, however; the National Weather Service in Mobile issued a bulletin Monday afternoon, saying that “significant weather impacts are expected across our region as all of the heavy weather will be well east of the [storm’s] center.”Rainfall could be from 4 to 10 inches with dangerous surf conditions today and flash flood warnings from tonight into Thursday.#MagneticMediaNews#TSBrethitsTrinidadandTobago Nine foot waves expected, schools and Govt offices closed in Trinidadlast_img read more

IAAF Championships moves to 4x400m relays on Saturday TCIs Delano to compete

first_img Students of Community Christian Academy tour FLOW Headquarters and meet TCI Olympian Related Items:#DelanoWilliams, #magneticmedianews TCI exposed to terror attack survivor from 1972 Olympics Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#United Kingdom, August 11, 2017 – London – TCIs first Olympian, #DelanoWilliams will run in the 4x400m heats on Saturday with Team Great Britain in the early session, and hopefully the team makes it through… and they should, to compete in the finals and to medal.   Team GB will run out of lane six in heat 2.The first three teams qualify to advance to the finals which is slated as the finale event of the 2017 World Championships of the IAAF.    The heats in the 4x400m begin at 5:50am, our time on Saturday.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for youlast_img read more

Gunnarsson vows to give 100 on the pitch

first_imgIn an exclusive interview after their 2-1 home win against Brighton, Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has reiterated his commitment to the club.Saturday’s home win at Cardiff City Stadium came at an important time, according to Gunnarsson, as the international break approaches this week.“It was huge for us,” Gunnarsson told the club’s website.“It was important to get the three points heading into the international break. The boys did ever so well to win the game, coming from behind.“We’re going to need everybody this season. There was pressure on us to get the three points considering it was 11 men against 10 for that long. But we needed to be patient, and that patience paid off.”The Iceland captain also took time to praise his manager Neil Warnock and the impact he has had at the club.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“You can see the difference from when he took over to where we are at the moment. He’s done a fantastic job – everyone in Cardiff knows how well it’s worked” he continued.“He gets the lads going and he wants everyone to work in the same direction. It’s working well at the moment and we need to keep that going.“There’s another big game coming up against Everton after the international break.“I’m always going to give 100%, no matter if I’m in the last year of my deal. I’m here for the badge.“I’m here to do it for Cardiff, to do a job for the boys, for the fans, and for everyone involved with Cardiff City Football Club.“That’s just how I am, that’s how I’ve been and I will always be like this.”last_img read more

Pepe Reina I want to coach Barcelona or Real Madrid

first_imgSpanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina dreams of coaching great teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid in the futureThe 36-year-old was born in Madrid, but came through Barcelona’s famous “La Masia” youth academy and is the son of club legend Miguel Reina.After making 30 appearances for Barcelona, Reina moved on in 2002 to Villarreal where his performances earned him a switch to Liverpool.It was at Anfield where Reina established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers.The Spaniard won the Premier League Golden Glove award for three straight seasons and went on to impress again at Napoli.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Currently, Reina plays for AC Milan as a backup option to the club’s young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after signing a three-year deal in the summer.But it appears that Reina is already planning for the next stage of his career.“In the future, I would like to train teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid, it’s every coach’s dream, Reina told Onda Cero.“I want to enjoy football in these three years, but I want to prepare very well to become a winning coach in the future”.Reina has made 4 appearances for Milan this season in the Europa League.last_img read more

Tevez speaks out against Conmebol

first_imgThe Argentinean Boca Juniors star is not happy the Copa Libertadores Final is taking place in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadiumRiver Plate and Boca Juniors will play in the Copa Libertadores Final on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.This decision was taken by Conmebol after the match in Buenos Aires had to be suspended for an attack on Boca’s bus.“It’s a CONMEBOL thing. This is a Copa Libertadores game and they did not consider neither the fans nor the players,” Tevez told Live Soccer TV.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“As a friend told me, CONMEBOL has three nutjobs behind a desk who have no idea on how things should be handled.”“I apologize to the fans, this had nothing to do with us,” he added.“I’m not happy having to play at the Bernabeu, it’s not a good thing for us players to be removed from our environment to play a game such as this one.”“They took away from us the chance to celebrate in our bitter rivals’ ground, and they did the same to River fans, in case they were able to beat us,” he concluded.last_img read more

Bernardo hopeful over hamstring injury

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion defender Bernardo is hopeful the hamstring injury he picked up against West Ham United isn’t too serious.The left-back picked up the injury during a footrace with West Ham’s Michail Antonio, as the full-back sprinted away down the right to cross for Marko Arnautovic to level the scores at 2-2.Talking afterward, Bernardo said, according to Brighton & Hove Independent: “It’s something new for me, I’ve never had this muscle tightness.”“It was in the action of the second goal when I sprinted. I don’t know if it was when I stretched my leg to block the cross or if it was during the sprint.”“I fell on the floor and when I stood up, it was really tight. I could run and walk normally but it was burning, so right now all I can say is it doesn’t seem that bad because I can still do all the movements but I’ll know more tomorrow morning.”Pep Guardiola is convinced Manchester City will improve Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – May 12, 2019 Ahead of the crucial end of the season for Manchester City, Pep Guardiola is convinced his squad will improve even more next season.It appears…Asked if the ball had gone out for West Ham’s equaliser, Bernardo said: “I hoped but it didn’t happen. I tried my best but it was not enough.“He’s (Antonio) a very physical player. We were side to side during the sprint and in the last second he touched me, I lost balance and he managed to make a pass backwards and the guy was there to score.”“It’s a pity, I tried what I could but it was not enough.”last_img read more