Winks reveals ‘honest’ chat with Mourinho turned his form around

first_imgSTRAIGHT-TALKER Jose Mourinho has put Harry Winks back on the right track.The Spurs midfielder revealed a quiet word from the boss is behind his timely improvement ahead of the business end of the season for club and country.2 Harry Winks revealed straight talking Jose Mourinho put him back on the right trackCredit: AFP or licensorsWinks has played the full 90 minutes in nine of Tottenham’s last ten games and said: “From the beginning I was a little in and out.“The manager pulled me, we were having a couple of words and it was all just an honest, light-hearted conversation that he does with every player.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on Spurs“The manager did tell me what he thinks I needed to do. It started with training, just to up my levels in training.“I just think my whole level and just the intensity as well, which I said to the manager that I agreed.“It is something I went back and did it. He is honest enough to tell me.“Since we had that conversation things have improved and I have been playing more and it is important that I keep those levels and intensity because I want to stay in the team.“His honesty is something that everyone appreciates and respects massively.“Just like everyone, still now I have to earn his trust because I know that with one or two poor performances I could be back out and someone else back in.”Winks had known only Mauricio Pochettino as head coach at Spurs, so it was natural that he, and others, would take time to adjust to the demands of Mourinho.But the England international is relishing the opportunity to develop his defensive and tactical qualities — especially when they lead to big results like last month’s 2-0 win over champions Manchester City.Winks said: “Since the new manager has come in, he has been brilliant with everyone, he’s lifted everyone, tried to inject a bit more confidence in the team as well, and for myself too.“He prefers defensive shape and being organised. That is something we needed to improve on anyway because we were shipping too many goals.2“When we play Man City, De Bruyne is very good at getting in the pockets behind full-backs and it was maybe my role to track that area and pick up that space and stop them from utilising his ability to cross from there.“Maybe another game might be to be more front foot and more aggressive in the pressing. Every game we have a different kind of tactical strategy and it is not just bog standard, rigid.“It is great to be able to have those different kinds of tactical elements of my game to add to it.”England boss Gareth Southgate will hope to benefit from the education Winks is receiving from Mourinho.English football has struggled to produce, and rarely celebrated, midfielders like Xavi and Iniesta, the heartbeat of Spain’s World Cup-winning side.Winks has been compared to both and said: “People like Michael Carrick get a lot of recognition after they retire and they are more players’ players as such.“I think in England especially there is always an impetus to straight away look for the attack-minded players, to look at the goalscorers and the people who get the assists.“But every team needs that someone who can be that link between both defence and attack.”The success of Winks in that role may be crucial to England’s chances of success at Euro 2020.But before all that, he and Spurs need to focus on getting goals — and the next ten days could define their season.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himToday’s home game against Wolves is important to their hopes of securing Champions League football next season.On Wednesday they host Norwich in an FA Cup fifth-round tie and the following Tuesday they go to Leipzig for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.Winks said: “It will be a difficult task to do well in all three. But it’s our aim to do that.”[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]Young boy gets caught on TV necking pint live on BT’s Soccer Saturdaylast_img read more

Tottenham news LIVE: All the latest gossip and updates following another defeat

first_imgTOTTENHAM fell to another Premier League defeat as they twice threw away a lead to go down 3-2 at home to Wolves.And boss Jose Mourinho appears to be desperate to solve their defensive problems in the summer transfer market by signing Man Utd’s Chris Smalling.Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua’s big fight with Kubrat Pulev WILL take place at Spurs.Follow all the latest news and developments from North London below…Ian Tuckey3 Mar 2020, 9:30 pmJOSE TIPPED FOR MAJOR SIGNINGSFormer Spurs midfielder Michael Brown insists Jose Mourinho still has the pulling power to bring in massive summer signings.Tottenham boss Mourinho is under fire after three straight defeats, cautious tactics and blaming the absence of recognised strikers.But Brown said: “He’s a fantastic manager. He has a great record. He’s a good attraction, Mourinho, regarding recruitment and players wanting to come and play for Spurs.“The stadium is magnificent, training ground, so there will be many, many players out there who will want to sign.“Someone with that experience, to have a bit of adversity with the injuries and be up against it, if there’s ever a manager that can deal with these problems then it’s Jose Mourinho.”Ian Tuckey3 Mar 2020, 7:27 pmWINKS’ NOD TO JOSEHarry Winks claims Jose Mourinho was right to say Spurs should be much tougher after Wolves leapfrogged them into sixth place with Sunday’s 3-2 win.Tottenham midfielder Winks said: “What he said to us in the dressing room was spot on.“We are a very good side and when we play our football and defend with aggression, but there were moments in the transition on the ­counter-attack where we could have been more cute and been more like a winning team. “If we stop the counter-­attacks earlier, then we come away with the win.”Ian Tuckey3 Mar 2020, 6:23 pmICC WOETop Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham will miss out on pre-season games in Asia after the International Champions Cup fell victim to the coronavirus. This summer’s tournament is set to be smaller, with matches just in Europe, North America and Australia. The three Premier League giants took part in the popular competition last year, with 18-year-old striker Mason Greenwood making his United breakthrough. But the BBC say ICC organisers believe there is too much uncertainty over the virus outbreak to include games in Asia this time around. The schedule has yet to be finalised but matches set for the USA are unlikely to be affected. A spokesman for ICC promoter Relevant Sports told the BBC: “The health and safety of fans, clubs, players, staff and partners are our top priority. “Asia remains a key component of our global growth strategy and we look forward to hosting matches in the market in the near future.”Alex Terrell3 Mar 2020, 5:16 pmMOURINHO ON PARROTTThere were calls for Mourinho to play the Irish teenager during the home defeat to Wolves.The Portuguese said: “He is not ready. “He is a good kid, a good talent, a kid we want to help, a kid who needs help outside the pitch, we are going to take care of and he is going to have his real opportunity in the right moment.”Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 2:41 pmPROUD BUT DOWNHarry Winks admits it was a proud day to captain his boyhood club vs Wolves but largely remains disappointed following the poor result.He said: “It was a really proud day for me and my family to captain Spurs, but it does take away the special honour when you lose the game.” Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 2:20 pmDIDN’T SEE THAT COMINGFormer boss Andre Villa-Boas has the highest win rate of Spurs manager in the Premier League despite getting sacked after 18 months.Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 2:09 pmIN THE RECORD BOOKSTottenham’s new man has certainly got off to a bright start. 🇧🇪 🎉 Happy birthday, @AlderweireldTob #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/qRgabI2Aq1— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 2, 2020Alex Terrell2 Mar 2020, 11:19 amSPURS FIXTURESHere are Tottenham’s upcoming games.Weds Mar 4: Norwich (H) – PLSat Mar 7: Burnley (A) – PLTues Mar 10: RB Leipzig (A) – CLSun Mar 15: Man Utd (H) – PLFri Mar 20: West Ham (H) – PLJake Lambourne2 Mar 2020, 10:16 amSPURRED ONBREAKING: Anthony Joshua will fight Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.The Brit world champion will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against the Bulgarian bruiser.Pulev said: “I am happy to have the opportunity to show the world how strong I really am.”Jake Lambourne2 Mar 2020, 9:49 amMOU TO COMEJose Mourinho has claimed that Moussa Sissoko is on course to return to action within the next month.The French midfielder hasn’t played since injuring his ankle on New Year’s Day.Mourinho said: “I think Moussa will give us some matches this season. He went outside, started a little bit. “Next week we’ll have a different phase of his recovery. In an optimistic but realistic situation, I’d expect Moussa to play a few weeks of football with us.“It could be like six weeks of football with us. The whole of April and half of May. In normal conditions, we’re going to have him back by end of March or beginning of April.”Jake Lambourne2 Mar 2020, 9:19 amMAINE ROADFormer Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has questioned Jose Mourinho’s to start Eric Dier at centre-back to face Wolves.Speaking on Match of the Day 2, he said:”I’m not sure if Jose Mourinho has watched Toby Alderweireld over the last three years, but as a centre half with the ball at his feet, there aren’t many more comfortable or with a better passing range than Toby Alderweireld.“I get his method, pace out wide and if he wanted someone who could come out with the ball, but you have got one of the best centre halves at doing that.“I am happy to reserve judgement on Jose until the start of next season, because I want to see certain players leave and other players come in.“But at the minute I am worried at what I am seeing in terms of the performances.”Jake Lambourne2 Mar 2020, 8:49 amDIER MOVEJose Mourinho has explained why he started central midfielder Eric Dier at the back instead of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.The decision to name him in the line-up caused confusion amongst Spurs fans, as their side lost 3-2 against Wolves on Sunday.He said: “Eric [Dier] played very well. I think Eric played very well. So I think if Eric’s performance was not as good I would understand the question but I think it was very good.“The thinking was simple, the thinking was Davinson [Sanchez] and [Japhet] Tanganga are the two fastest central defenders that we have.“Eric is the one who by nature is a midfield player so playing in the middle between those centre backs is the one who is normally more comfortable to step up, he’s more comfortable with reading the game and passing.”Jake Lambourne2 Mar 2020, 8:19 amDECISION DAYSpurs target Dayot Upamecano says he will not decide on his future until the end of the season.Arsenal reportedly lead the £52m race for the RB Leipzig star.However, the French defender was quoted by Football.London as saying: “I feel very comfortable in Leipzig. I love my teammates, the staff and my club.“At the moment I am still under contract until 2021. It is my duty to continue to train well and play my games.“Even if I know that there are clubs that want me, I stay on the ground with both feet, that’s for sure.“We will discuss my future with my advisors and my family at the end of the season.“Naturally [I am honoured to be linked to clubs like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Arsenal].“But as I said, I’m in Leipzig and I want to achieve my goals with the club.“I don’t feel like talking about anything else right now. I want to end the season with Leipzig in the best possible way and nothing else.”Sam Street2 Mar 2020, 7:29 amSMALL CHANGEJose Mourinho is seeking a summer reunion with Chris Smalling as he looks to strengthen Spurs’ backline.The on-loan Man Utd star, 30, has impressed at Roma and previously played some of his best football under the Special One with the Red Devils.And Tuttosport believe Spurs currentlly head the Italian side in the queue for the centre-back, who would cost around £17m.Tottenham appear in need of reinforcements at the back after a 3-2 humbling at home to Wolves yesterday.Joshua Jones2 Mar 2020, 6:18 amMORNING SPURS FANSTottenham’s top four hopes are fading by the week after they suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Wolves on Sunday.Jose Mourinho’s men were 2-1 up at half-time thanks to goals from Steven Bergwijn and Serge Aurier.However, the visitors fired back through Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez, resulting in Wolves leapfrogging Spurs in the table.Mourinho blamed the defeat on “mentality mistakes” and has demanded his side to be more “ruthless” in their pursuit of Champions League football.The North Londoners are now five points off Chelsea with ten games remaining.And they will be looking to bounce back on Wednesday when they travel to Norwich in the FA Cup.Hugo Lloris could miss out after injury ruled him out of the Wolves match.And reports claim Spurs are already plotting a move for a new goalkeeper this summer.It’s believed Watford veteran Ben Foster is in Mourinho’s sights.And he reckons the 36-year-old can push Lloris for the No1 shirt despite his age.Anthony Chapman2 Mar 2020, 9:57 pmKANE COMEBACKEngland and Tottenham striker Harry Kane is making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury which threatend to rule him out for the rest of the season AND Euro 2020.There is now a possibility of Kane featuring before the end of the season, Mourinho said: “I would say he is a little bit ahead… Just speculating a bit, the feelings are good… everything is going well.“Hopefully the feeling is right and he can help us in the last few games of the season.”England boss Gareth Southgate will also be keeping an eye on the sttikers progression, as he will look to include the captain in the team for this summers UEFA Euros.Anthony Chapman2 Mar 2020, 9:00 pmHONESTY’S THE BEST POLICYSpurs midfielder Harry winks says “honest conversation” with boss José Mourinho has helped turn his form around.The English midfielder has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot so far during the early stages of Mourinho’s reign.winks said: “I had an honest chat with the manager and he told me what he believed I needed to do.“It was just an honest conversation, which I respect massively.”Winks has taken it all on board and said: “I have been playing more and it is important that I keep those levels and intensity becasue I want to stay in the team.”Anthony Chapman2 Mar 2020, 7:51 pmREUNIONTottenham boss José Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing Chris Smalling, who he previosuly managed at Manchester United.Smalling has spent the season in the Italian capital with Serie A side Roma where he has been a regular feature, and has been impressive.According to Calciomercato, Roma are desperately trying to sign the English defender as they fear Tottenham could swoop in.If the 30-year-old does join Tottenham, it will be a reunion with old boss Mourinho.Roma remain just shy of United’s £17m demand.Anthony Chapman2 Mar 2020, 7:18 pmEMIL FORSPURSAccording to Sports Bild, 28-year-old Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg has been offered to Tottenham.Forsberg has made 24 appearances across all competitions this season for German side RB Leipzig scoring nine, whilst also getting four assists to his name.José Mourinho is keen to add to his side this summer as it is notoriously difficult to complete a squad overhaul midway through a campaign in the January transfer window.It would take around £17m to bring him to North London and the Swedish international’s possible arrival could indicate a departure from Tottenham.Anthony Chapman2 Mar 2020, 5:59 pmZERO TO HEROAhead of today’s clash with Wolves, SunSport’s Tottenham man Paul Jiggins sat down with Toby Alderweireld.The Spurs defender admits he does not see himself as a star – although jubilant schoolchildren proved otherwise.He said: “For me it is still strange to see people react like that when they see me.“I do not see myself as a big star or anything like that.“It’s strange and nice when people are always happy to see you.“I am no big deal. I don’t see myself as some sort of superstar so it makes you proud to know you inspire people, especially children.”Richard Forrester2 Mar 2020, 4:54 pmSPURS TOP-FOUR HOPE Tottenham’s hopes of a top-four finish are increasingly looking unlikely as they slipped to a 3-2 home defeat in the Premier League to Wolves.Fellow hopeful’s Manchester United were earlier tipped by Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness to beat the North London club as well as Chelsea to the fouth placed spot.Tottenham may also have to see out the rest of the season without a recognised striker.Souness said on Sky Sports: “Chelsea are havinga blip at the wrong time and Spurs have both of their man forwards out.“I see United making the top-four.”Load more entries… 🥳 Wishing two of our former managers a very happy birthday today! 🎉 #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/7XSiaNyOGC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 2, 2020Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 11:59 amBIRTHDAY BOYThe Belgian centre-half turned 31 today! Steven Bergwijn is just the third Spurs player to score in his first two home #PL appearances#TOTWOL pic.twitter.com/clB1KE6ZDo— Premier League (@premierleague) March 2, 2020 Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 2:01 pmPUT ME AT THE BACKThe former Sporting defender admits he must now start playing in his ‘best positon’, revealing: “It’s not new. I always knew it would happen eventually.“With Pochettino, we spoke about it over many years, not just this season.“The most important thing is the team, what the team needs from its players at that time.“But now I’m at a stage in my career where I want to be playing in my best position.”Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 1:54 pmPUT ME AT THE BACKEric Dier finally comes clean on his preferred position, revealing he prefers playing centre-back.He said: “I have always been very politically correct on the subject because of many different reasons but it’s something that isn’t new for me.“The old manager [Pochettino] knew where I stood for a long time about my position and centre-back is where I see my future and I think where I can be the best I can be.“With Pochettino, I started to play there this season, in the two games before he left, and I’m happy I got the chance to play there under Mourinho.”Jack Figg2 Mar 2020, 1:05 pmDOUBLE TROUBLESpurs wish their former bosses Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Redknapp a happy birthday. last_img read more

Maori All Blacks perform spine-tingling Anthony Foley haka tribute

first_imgMunster, who famously defeated New Zealand proper in 1978, hosted the Maori outfit in Limerick on Saturday morning (AEDT).As the sides prepared for the traditional pre-match haka, three Maori players carried forward a jersey baring the initials ‘AF’ and solemnly placed it on the halfway line.A particularly resonating haka followed, before Foley’s sons collected the jersey.Munster went on to record a famous 27-17 victory.last_img

Stewart praises Rivoli for overall performance in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgVeteran coach Bradley Stewart lifted his hat to his charges on Monday night as his 11th-placed Rivoli United put in an impressive display against defending champions Arnett Gardens, as both teams ended 0-0 in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Stewart, who took over the relegation-threatened team following the departure of Harold Thomas, was happy that the players responded to his urgings and made a fight of the match. “I would give them seven out of 10 on the technical side in terms of what they were able to do. On the condition side, they ran for the entire 90 minutes of the game. I think that where we are probably a little weak is the mental toughness that you would expect from the players, but overall I am pleased with them; they did well,” said Stewart, who served as assistant to former national coach, Theodore Whitmore. The performance of the team, Stewart said, was not surprising. “I am not surprised by how well we played. Before I went to Rivoli, I saw them play Arnett Gardens at Spanish Town, where Rivoli scored first and Arnett scored late. Rivoli had good possession, but did not stand up well to Arnett. This evening, though, was different as they stood up to everything Arnett threw at them,” Stewart said. Among the drawbacks he saw was that they did not concentrate for long. “Sometimes they lose their concentration a little bit too easily, and sometimes we would get exploited based on that, but we did well tonight. We ran for the 90 minutes and created chances. We did not put them away because the goalkeeper was outstanding this evening,” added Stewart. Despite the positives that he has seen since taking over, Stewart believes that surviving the drop will be a difficult thing. “It is going to be tough. Unless the teams above us keep losing, it is going to be tough for us to catch the teams that are nine, 10 or eight points above us.” Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay United 27 15 9 3 45 15 30 54 Arnett 26 15 5 6 42 20 22 50 Portmore 26 14 5 7 31 24 7 47 Humble Lion FC 26 10 9 7 24 22 2 39 UWI FC 26 10 7 9 30 35 -5 37 H. View 26 8 10 8 30 26 4 34 Cavalier SC 26 8 7 11 21 25 -4 31 Reno 26 7 9 10 25 38 -13 30 Boys’ Town 26 8 6 12 29 43 -14 30 Tivoli 27 8 5 14 30 37 -7 29 Rivoli 26 5 8 12 25 34 -9 23 Waterhouse 26 4 10 12 22 32 -10 22 Standingslast_img read more

LETTERKENNY ROVERS DRAWN TO PLAY KILLESTER UNITED AT HOME IN FAI INTERMEDIATE CUP

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers have been handed a home tie on quarter-final of the FAI Intermediate Cup.SOCCER: Letterkenny Rovers have been handed a home draw in the next round of the FAI Intermediate Cup. Rovers will face Killester United on Sunday, February 28th at Leckview in the quarter-final of the competition.Manager Eamon McConigley will be delighted his side have been handed a home draw and will confident his side can progress to the semi-finals of the competition. Letterkenny have defeated Cockhill Cetic, Dunboyne AFC (Meath) and Midleton (Cork) to set-up the home tie with Killester.The Dublin outfit are a quality side, and knocked USL side Bonagee out of the competition in December.Full draw is outlined below:Letterkenny Rovers v Killester United Firhouse Clover v Bandon AFC/Ringmahon Rangers Cherry Orchard v Portmarnock/Carrigaline United Crumlin United v Bluebell United Ties to be played weekending 28th February.  LETTERKENNY ROVERS DRAWN TO PLAY KILLESTER UNITED AT HOME IN FAI INTERMEDIATE CUP was last modified: February 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:fai cupLetterkenny RoverssoccerSportlast_img read more

Real Madrid reportedly considering approach for former Liverpool flop

first_img RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Real Madrid are considering a shock move for former Liverpool flop Suso.The attacking midfielder was sold by the Reds in January 2015 for around £1m to AC Milan. LATEST Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The 24-year-old Spaniard could be on his way back to his homeland center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti There were also stories that Suso could come back to the Premier League with Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly interested.Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid are also interested in Suso, as are Sevilla. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on targets At the time the Spaniard had been deemed not good enough for Liverpool, but he has rebuilt his career in Italy.So much so, according to Marca, that Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Suso this summer.The European champions are fans of the 24-year-old and believe he could be a hit back in his home country.last_img read more

Man United legend warns club not to sell Paul Pogba to Barcelona

first_imgManchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged the club NOT to sell Paul Pogba, amid claims his agent, Mino Raiola, wants him out of Old Trafford. Pogba was linked with a stunning Old Trafford exit earlier in the summer, with Jose Mourinho said to be willing to sell the midfielder.Club officials, though, were keen to see their £89million record signing stay.But Pogba is said to have been unhappy about the manager’s comments about his performances in the World Cup and, according to the Mail, sources close to the French star have indicated he would be open to leaving the Red Devils.The 25-year-old lifted the trophy with France and earned praise for his displays in Russia, but Mourinho claimed the midfielder doesn’t have the same focus with United as when he plays for Les Bleus.Pogba returned to his club on Monday after an extended break following his World Cup exploits, but Raiola remains keen to seal him a move to Barcelona, who have until the end of August to try and complete the deal. Paul Pogba is apparently unhappy with manager Jose Mourinho and is open to leaving Manchester United 3 The former defender has also pleaded with the Red Devils to bring in Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham as the transfer deadline rapidly approaches.Speculation over Pogba’s United future is rife again with only two days until the English summer window shuts.According to the Daily Mail, Raiola is keen for his client to leave United and is currently in Spain in an attempt to engineer a late move to Barcelona.Reports on Monday night claimed United had rejected a stunning bid of €50million plus two players – believed to be Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina – from the Catalan club.It is suggested super-agent Raiola is still in Barcelona to try and force a deal over the line.But Ferdinand – who made over 450 appearance for United – has urged his former club to keep hold on their £89million record signing.Posting on Twitter, the former England centre-back said: “Don’t you dare allow this Ed [United CEO Ed Woodward].“Manchester United is Pogba’s home – silence these rumours ASAP!” Pogba was one of France’s best players as they won the World Cup this summer Under new guidelines, the transfer window for Premier League clubs closes at 5pm on Thursday – before the first game of the new season – but teams in the rest of Europe have until the end of the month, as normal, to complete their business.Ferdinand also urged United to “get Toby Alderweireld through the door” before Thursday’s deadline.Mourinho has made signing a new centre-back his top priority in the last few days of the window.Alderweireld has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for months but the deal appears to have stalled over Tottenham’s £60million valuation of the Belgian, with United believed to be willing to offer around £40million.United have also been linked with an interest in Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, but Ferdinand wants the club to move for Alderweireld instead. Rio Ferdinand has pleaded with Manchester United to keep Paul Pogba 3 Don’t you dare allow this ED… #MUFC is Pogba’s home!! Silence these rumours ASAP & get @AlderweireldTob through the door 🤣👍🏻 https://t.co/cG3Nzyqzmo— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 7, 2018 3last_img read more

Newcastle relieved at DeAndre Yedlin injury news

first_imgDeAndre Yedlin is set to resume training shortly after tests confirmed his knee injury was not serious.The Newcastle United defender limped out of the Magpies’ 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, after an awkward collision in the second half. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 possible standings silverware REVEALED Yedlin is still a doubt for the game against Cardiff City Despite images from the tunnel showing the United States right-back struggling to walk, the club have confirmed the injury is not as serious as first thought.A statement on the club website read: “The club can confirm that the knee injury sustained by DeAndre Yedlin on Saturday was not serious.“The USA international defender limped off towards the end of United’s season opener against Tottenham Hotspur.“However, he has been assessed and undergone treatment this week and is likely to resume training with his team-mates shortly.” How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED NEW ERA England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Latest Premier League news Despite escaping a serious injury, he is a doubt for the trip to newly-promoted Cardiff City this weekend.Right-back Yedlin, a £5million signing from Tottenham in August 2016, is one of only three senior specialist full-backs at the club with Paul Dummett operating on the left and Javi Manquillo providing cover for both sides.Jamie Sterry, 22, is also part of the senior squad, although he has just five first team appearances and only two starts under his belt to date. smart causal last_img read more

Men’s Cross Country Earns NCAA APR Public Recognition Award

first_imgThe Bulldogs were the only men’s cross country program in the Missouri Valley Conference to earn the Public Recognition Award and the only one in the state of Iowa as well. Drake teams have earned a total of 25 Public Recognition Awards since the program was instituted following the 2004-05 academic year. Print Friendly Version The Public Recognition Awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in their respective sports. Those receiving Public Recognition Awards recorded multi-year APR that ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000. The Drake men’s cross country team was one of those elite programs to achieve a perfect score of 1,000 for the year ending 2016-17. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Drake University men’s cross country team has been honored with the NCAA Division I Public Recognition Award for ranking as one of the highest-performing teams in the nation in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). The Bulldogs’ perfect score marks the third-straight year in which the program has achieved a perfect APR score and the the fifth time in program history it has earned the Public Recognition Award.last_img read more

Men who allegedly robbed pensioner in supermarket refused bail

first_imgTwo men have appeared in court charged with the alleged theft from a pensioner in a Co Sligo supermarket.The two Romanian men, who only arrived in Ireland two weeks ago, allegedly targeted the woman at Murphy’s Supermarket at Teeling Street on September 26th last. The two men, Gheorhe Nutica, aged 42, and Anton Mustafa, aged 23, appeared in handcuffs at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal.The court was told that the men had been arrested at an address in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.They are charged with allegedly stealing a purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash as well as a set of keys under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that Gardai were objecting to bail in the case.Garda Michael Cunningham of Tubberycurry Garda station told the court that he believed the men were a flight risk as they had only been in the country for two weeks.He told the court “The case involves a case involves the alleged theft of a purse from a very vulnerable member of society.”When arrested at an address in Barackaboy, Ballyhaunis, the men did not have any tenancy agreements for the property.Solicitor for the pair, Mr Patsy Gallagher said his clients were innocent until proven guilty and that they were currently looking for work here.Judge Paul Kelly said he was refusing bail in the case.He adjourned the case to allow the men to appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday, October 12th.Men who allegedly robbed pensioner in supermarket refused bail was last modified: October 10th, 2017 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:alleged robberyPENSIONERsupermarketlast_img read more