Prem quartet set to do battle for West Brom teenager Rico Richards

first_imgMANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are among the big guns tracking West Brom wonderkid Rico Richards.Arsenal and Tottenham are also watching Richards, who turned 16 in September but has already spent time training with the Baggies’ Under-23 side.1 Klopp and Guardiola could do battle for Richards… as well as the Premier League tableThe exciting forward’s current contract expires next year and West Brom are keen to agree a new deal after losing other youngsters to bigger clubs.Morgan Rogers was still 16 when he left in the summer to join City in a deal worth £4m, one of the highest fees ever paid for a player of his age.And Louie Barry, 16, also rejected a scholarship with West Brom before moving abroad to Barcelona.Richards can play on either wing or as a No10 and is renowned for scoring as well as creating goals.He netted on his debut for England Under-17s earlier this season, when his team-mates included Barry and Harvey Elliott, who left Fulham for Liverpool last summer.Fellow West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson has impressed for the Baggies first-team this season.The defender has made 13 appearances in the Championship this season.And Tottenham Hotspur are also thought to be tracking him.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled at right-back since Kyle Walker’s departure in 2017.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotAnd the Hawthorns academy graduate could be just the man to grow into that role for Spurs.Ferguson could cost the Lilywhites upwards of £10million.Slaven Bilic’s side are currently top of the Championship after 16 games – having won 1-0 at Hull City on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino speaks about needing time to build a squad after Spurs draw 1-1 with Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more

Marcos Llorente baptizes his dog with the name of … Anfield

first_imgLlorente’s dog in a player storie on Instagram. Gone are the times when pets were simply called Toby or Lassie. An innovation in which football has helped. Isco named his dog Messi (previously he had another named Luis Figo Jr.), Cazorla his Zlatan or Alexis Sánchez called one Atom, by Oliver Atom, protagonist of the Japanese series of Champions. Now Marcos Llorente has gone one step further. Your dog will forever remind you of one of the matches of his career, the one that opened the doors of history for him at Atlético: 2-3 at Liverpool at Anfield, round of 16 second leg of the Champions League. Llorente, the unexpected hero.Oblak held, he made the quarters possible with two goals. This afternoon on social networks he discovered that this name will accompany him forever in his day to day. How has the rojiblanco baptized his dog? Well with the name of Anfield, of course. He has told it himself through his social networks, when posting a photo that summarized his 22nd day of confinement. In it you can see your dog on the floor, leaning out the door, and underneath a text that says: “Anfield watching life go by …”. Name made official. A very active Llorente during confinementMarcos Llorente is one of the most active rojiblancos in social networks during this forced stop because of the world crisis caused by the coronavirus. The midfielder usually uses the nets to account day by day for his training. Weights, stationary bike, beating after beating. His physical condition is one of his great virtues, he knows it, and now that he had managed to get a place in Cholo’s plans, he is not going to let him go. Your Anfield dog will remind you every day.last_img read more

The sacrifice of the empty stands

first_img“Have you ever entered an empty stadium? Eduardo Galeano wondered.” Take the test. Stand in the middle of the court and listen. There is nothing less empty than an empty stadium. “The coronavirus will lead to a time of games behind closed doors. With no other remedy nearby, the organizations (UEFA, RFEF, Liga …) prefer to resume without spectators in the stands to not play. “Just as many activities will be restarted in a way that will not be ideal, I understand that the way back to football is without an audience. Without a doubt, it will be rare and melancholic,” says Sacheri. “It would be temporary. Of the sacrifices we make, this is one of the smallest “, endorses Foer.García Montero distrusts this decision: “Soccer brought identity to people when industrial societies generated feelings of anonymity and helplessness. The public as player number 12 should not be absent. “ Landero advocates a less idealistic view: “Business has long been part of the” essence “of football. Why should we be scandalized now to hold games behind closed doors? Let them be held. The essence is in the grass and in the heart of each one “. “Without the push of the public everything will be more predictable” The parenthesis of a football without fans can condition the game. “There were always training players who shrink in games. And others that the public enlarges. In football increasingly controlled by coaches, sometimes, it is the public that takes the player out of this mechanization to the point that the coach, at least for a while, is no longer so relevant. Without their push, everything will be more predictable, “observes Valdano.“The philosophical debate can be interesting and show whether soccer is what we like in itself or is the spectacle that is associated with it. It will be a brutal change,” says Vilas. Forced by circumstances, football will stray from its nature before the final assault on normality.center_img Jorge Valdanolast_img read more

Asia League: Guangzhou grounds Chiba in Terrific 12 group stage

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chiba Jets vs Guangzhou Long-Lions during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 18 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Chung Yan Man / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Guangzhou opened up its account with a 72-60 victory over Chiba in the first match of Group C of the Asia League The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.Kyle Fogg lit up for the Long Lions, who won the Super 8 earlier this year title, with 31 points for the CBA power.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Long Lions employed a blitz of an offense to break through the Jets’ offense, scoring on 19 points off Chiba’s 12 turnovers.Former Golden State Warrior Maurreese Speights had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Long Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMichael Parker had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Chiba, which plays in Japan’s B.League, while Trey McKinney-Jones had 15. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Champ golfer from Spain killed in Iowa; suspect charged View commentslast_img read more

‘I’m actually liking this talk of Mark Hughes taking over at Chelsea’ – reaction to latest managerial rumour

first_img1 Mark Hughes has been linked with the Chelsea job From Pep Guardiola to Diego Simeone, a whole host of glamarous names have been linked with the permanent position at Chelsea.But the latest individual to allegedly have his name etched on their growing wish list is a tad more rugged.According to various reports, the reigning English champions are considering Stoke City manager Mark Hughes as a potential permanent successor to Jose Mourinho, with the Englishman having impressed for his recent transformation of the style of play at the Britannia Stadium.Ex-Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins, speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, believes there is a possibility that Hughes could move to south west London – but are the club’s supporters as optimistic over the speculation?Find out below…last_img read more


first_imgThe deputy director of the HSE’s National Ambulance Service will meet the family of Maura Porter (70) who died after being knocked down near her home in Carndonagh on December 30th.The late Maura PorterDonegal Daily first revealed the Inishowen family’s anger at the delay in getting an ambulance to take her to hospital.The late Mrs Porter waited almost 50 minutes for an ambulance to arrive from Letterkenny, 62km away and died in Altnagelvin hospital in Derry several hours later. A HSE spokeswoman confirmed that Dr Cathal O’Donnell would meet the family at their home in Carndonagh this morning, in his capacity as chairman of the incident review team investigating the events surrounding her death.He will meet Ms Porter’s husband Neil, daughter Davina and son Brendan.The family will also appear on an RTE Primetime Special into their mother’s day which will be broadcast tonight.According to the HSE, the first 999 call was received at 5.45pm on December 30th and triaged as a clinical status 1 delta (life-threatening) call. The standards set by the Health Information and Quality Authority state such calls should have a first-responder on-scene within seven minutes and 59 seconds and a patient-carrying ambulance within 18 minutes and 59 seconds.The one ambulance rostered that evening at the Carndonagh base was not available. In March last year the number of ambulances based in Carndonagh was cut from three providing 175 hours a week to two providing 144 hours. Just one is on duty at a time.As Ms Porter lay injured, the nearest first-response paramedic and ambulance were dispatched from Letterkenny and arrived, according to the HSE, 40 and 43 minutes respectively after the first 999 call.Brendan Porter told The Irish Times the family would be asking Dr O’Donnell what ambulance resources were available in the Inishowen peninsula on the day and “and more importantly what resources weren’t available that should have been”.HSE AMBULANCE DIRECTOR TO MEET WITH TRAGIC DONEGAL FAMILY TODAY was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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:AMBULANCESCarndonaghdonegalHSEMaura Porterlast_img read more


first_imgArthritis Ireland has just announced the formation of the new Arthritis Ireland Donegal Branch.The newly-elected Arthritis Donegal branch CommitteeWith a new committee, fresh ideas and events already on the horizon the Donegal Branch aims to help support, advise and create awareness locally in Donegal.Arthritis affects one in five people in Ireland with over 32,000 people affected in Donegal. The disease attacks the joints and causes pain, inflammation and sometimes permanent deformity, making even the most basic of everyday tasks, like brushing teeth, getting dressed or making a cup of tea, a struggle. It affects all age groups and there are over 1000 children living with arthritis in Ireland today. Within Donegal alone there are approximately 20 families who have children with arthritis.Arthritis Ireland and the Donegal Branch are hosting a FREE Arthritis Family Fun Day, on Saturday 18th April in Arena7, with expert guest speakers for parents and fun and games for all of the children Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Please contact Laura at (01) 6470200 or register online at www.jadonegal.eventbrite.ieTilly Hyndman, Arthritis Ireland Donegal Branch, Chairperson said Arthritis affects so many people of all ages.“It is crucially important for the new branch to create support and awareness for the local community within Donegal through events, seminars, workshops and exercise groups. We are excited and positive about the upcoming months and we encourage anyone who wishes to get involved to get in touch with us’.  NEW ARTHRITIS BRANCH SET TO HELP 32,000 WITH CONDITION ACROSS DONEGAL 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)last_img read more

Sunderland transfer news: World Cup 2018 forward agrees terms

first_img Sunderland and Tunisia star Wahbi Khazri in action at World Cup 2018. 1 LU BEAUTY Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Fallon d’Floor Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri has agreed personal terms with Saint-Etienne.The 27-year-old is ready to leave the League One club this summer after spending last season on loan at Rennes. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Shy guy Latest World Cup 2018 news The French club had tried to keep hold of the Tunisian, but they failed to agree personal terms with him.Instead, according to L’Equipe, Khazri has given the green light to a move to Saint-Etienne.The Ligue 1 club are now negotiating a fee with Sunderland and a deal could be wrapped up by the start of July. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Khazri starred for Tunisia at World Cup 2018 and scored in their 5-2 defeat to BelgiumtalkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings center_img NO JOY Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Good times Pure class Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup SUPERSTITION misery You’re the one Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter diamond geezer last_img read more


first_imgDonegal athlete, Marie Ní Bhaoill, has the won the National Adventure Race Series, following her win last weekend at the Achill Roar race.  Marie, based in An Spidéal in county Galway but originally from Gaoth Dobhair, competes for Conamara-based triathlon club, TríSpórt, and has such a commanding lead in the series that she has the overall victory wrapped up with two races still to go.Marie re-entered competitive sport this year for the first time in 13 years, following the setting up of TríSpórt, and since then, she has won races all over Ireland, and has proved conclusively to the be strongest female cyclist in the west of Ireland.  Six members of TríSpórt participated in Achill Roar, amongst them Marie’s husband, Pádraig Ó Diorráin, who finished sixth and who is now fourth in the overall adventure race series.TríSpórt, which now has 56 members, has had an incredibly successful year since the club’s formation in February.  Among the members are three of Ireland’s finest female athletes; Joyce Wolfe, who this year set a new Irish Ironman record and won a European Duathlon Championship gold medal; Derval Devaney who finished third in her age group at the recent Ironman Ireland 70.3 race in Galway; and Marie Ní Bhaoill. “We’re delighted with such progress over such a short period of time,” said club co-founder, Rónán Mac Con Iomaire.  “Last weekend alone, we had a victory in Achill, a second place finish at the Clogherhead triathlon, a third place finish at the Clifden 10k, and a total of 21 athletes racing in different events.”“We are extremely grateful to our main sponsors, TG4, who have given us the opportunity to develop the club, along with other sponsors such as Cogaslann Agatha, Velotec and Údarás na Gaeltachta.”ATHLETICS: DONEGAL’S MARIE WINS NATIONAL ADVENTURE RACE SERIES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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


first_imgStudents of Mulroy School of Music are invited to showcase their talents from the Autumn term to their friends and family at a special Christmas party session in Milford this Saturday.Students will entertain friends and family with magical Christmas hits and with their own favourite tunes of the term.Tutors have been getting the students ready for the event for a number of weeks and this week saw the final preparations put in place for the Christmas session. Fiddles, button accordions, uileann pipes, tin whistles, guitars, pianos, flutes and mandolins have been roaring out of Mulroy Music in preparation with a lot of sore fingers followed!After the Christmas session they will have some light refreshments of mulled wine, mince pies, teas and coffees and not forgetting to impress the musicians with fresh cakes, sweets and juices!Said Grace Shields: “Massive thanks to all our tutors for all their hard work and dedication to all the students over the last term. Many thanks goes to Declan Mc Clafferty, Mary Agnes Cullen, Louise Mc Kinney, Mick Deniffe and Martin Crossan. We’ve all grown fondly of you here at Mulroy Music and you can see that all the students adore you all.“Of course we can’t be forgetting the taxis! To all the mammies, daddies, grannies, granddads, friends and guardians who dropped off, picked up and listened to the practicing efforts of all our students- thank you to each one of you because with your support the students wouldn’t have the courage to play their instruments and express their musical talents.” The show is this Saturday at 2pm at Mulroy Music Main Street Milford. For more information please contact Grace on 074-9163329 or email us on MULROY MUSIC SCHOOL CHRISTMAS SESSION was last modified: December 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MULROY MUSIC SCHOOL CHRISTMAS SESSIONlast_img read more