Pellegrini praises teams headquarters

first_imgThe West Ham United’s coach said that the facilities and atmosphere at Rush Green is perfect and he believes he has everything he needs for his clubFor West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini, the team’s training grounds are just perfect and he has said he believes he has everything he needs for.The Rush Green headquarters have been praised by Pellegrini after the media reported problems there.“There are absolutely no problems with Rush Green,” he told West Ham’s official website.“It is a modern, efficient facility that enables us to do everything we need with the squad in terms of training and preparation for matches.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“The club has spent almost £10 million on training facilities over the last couple of years and that investment is set to continue,” he said.“We have excellent training pitches, which mirror the exact layout, dimensions, and quality of our home match pitch at London Stadium.”“The medical and fitness facilities are first class, and the changing areas for both the players and coaching staff are more than adequate,” he continued.“I cannot comment on what happened prior to my time here – all I know is that I have had every support from the owners and directors since arriving at the club and we are all working together with the same objectives and targets.”last_img read more

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Florentinos transformation as Real Madrids president

first_imgWe give you a brief historical account of the way that Real Madrid went from a buyer to a selling club in less than 20 years, all thanks to Florentino Perez.There is no doubt that Real Madrid under Florentino Perez has been under two different periods, both were successful in their own right but both of them had completely different philosophies. Back when the club’s president started his first spell leading the Spanish giants, he believed in a more globalized club that could win trophies by spending inhumane amounts of money and he never really paid attention to the player factory he had at his disposal. The arrivals of players like Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Nazario, and even David Beckham, spoke clearly about Florentino’s flamboyant style of dealing with other clubs. The man became a true sensation who could convince any player to play for Real Madrid, but the model he utilized failed him miserably because the trophies simply stopped coming his way exactly after one year that Zinedine Zidane scored that magical volley in Glasgow. Things went downhill from there and the fans started doubting their president, Florentino stepped down a few years after failing to implement this model.QUÉ FÁCIL LO HACE REAL MADRID. La broma de Isco Alarcón a Florentino Pérez tras ganar La Decimotercera: https://t.co/bk6MXibH7a pic.twitter.com/zT7YqQskFV— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) September 6, 2018After a couple years of resting from the public eye and watching Real Madrid fall apart from the sidelines under president Ramon Calderon, the fans were in desperate need of a savior and they started to think that Florentino Perez needed to make a triumphant comeback regardless of his transfer politics. The man did come in with a bang after signing many world-class players for the squad, a pack that included Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa, and Ricardo Kaká. Out of all the players that cost Los Blancos over €200 million overall, only the Brazilian didn’t reach the expectations but the rest were very successful at the club. Florentino’s model seemed to be working perfectly but something had changed in the president, nobody expected this brand new philosophy that has completely transformed Los Blancos from a club that was used to buying all the top quality players, into pro footballer factory that buys players with untapped potential and then sells them back for incredible figures.Florentino Pérez presentará las mejores cuentas de la historia: 750,9 millones de euros en ingresos https://t.co/6TUqIRxNtS— OKDIARIO (@okdiario) September 6, 2018Florentino’s new plan after the last spending spree.The club’s president as intelligent as he’s always been, truly became a club management mastermind during his last five years leading Real Madrid. The man started tapping into a personal network of scouts he started setting around the world that has brought him many impressive talents to the club, the most prominent ones are located in Brazil and Spain as Florentino started paying a lot more attention to local players for the club’s future. After setting up these networks and just waiting for a little while, Florentino has managed to get Spanish players like Marco Asensio, Daniel Carvajal, Isco Alarcon, and Nacho Fernandez. But his outside network has brought him the ability to sign players of the likes of Casemiro, Raphael Varane, Vinicius, Mariano Diaz, and Federico Valverde. All of these players came at an early age and some of them got the chance to leave on loans and grow their skills to then return and win many trophies with the club. Florentino’s plans suddenly changed from a man who didn’t care about spending a lot of money for great players, to a true businessman who worried about the club’s economy.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.? @RealMadrid president Florentino Pérez? Goalkeeper of the Season (@NavasKeylor)? Defender of the Season (@SergioRamos)? Midfielder of the Season (@lukamodric10)? Player of the Year (@lukamodric10) pic.twitter.com/KJ3TltrHz5— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 30, 2018This more austere approach is the reason all the club’s members are incredibly happy with the way that Florentino Perez has managed the club in the last decade, they understand his philosophy perfectly now and they almost never go against his decisions because they know that he is looking two or three steps ahead. Only this year, Real Madrid won their third consecutive Champions League and also closed the year with an estimated budget of €752 million which is 11% more than the club had closed the year with last season. Plus, the Spanish giants have transformed into a club that sells players with the fourth consecutive year selling over €100 million in professional footballers to other major clubs in European football. Doing things like this and still competing for trophies, is the perfect way for Florentino Perez to remain in power at Real Madrid until the day he decides to retire. Right now this man is untouchable because the fans know that their beloved club is in the perfect hands and great things will keep happening for them as long as Florentino is on their side.#TS: RONALDO decidió en el último minuto cancelar su vuelo a Montecarlo para la gala de la UEFA, ya que se le informó que el Presidente del #RMadrid, Florentino Pérez, estaba presionando a la UEFA para que premiara a MODRIC.El poder político de Pérez no es secreto para nadie. pic.twitter.com/1Vl5GAqjHI— Juventus Venezuela (@Juventus_VEN) September 5, 2018How would you describe Florentino Perez management skills at Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Fabinho stakes claim for Liverpool starting spot

first_imgFabinho is ready for his Liverpool debut and he proved with an excellent performance in his fifth Brazil cap.Fabinho was the first player Liverpool signed, days after the conclusion of last season. The Reds paid €45 million to acquire him too, which makes it strange he hasn’t made his Liverpool debut yet.It has taken longer than usual for the versatile Brazilian to adapt to Jurgen Klopp’s system. In addition, both right back and defensive midfield positions he can play are covered by at least two other players in the squad.As a result, the 90 minutes Fabinho played against USA were his first competitive minutes since Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies. Considering the lack of regular first-team exposure, his performance was exceptional. Tite gave Fabinho his fifth national team cap and put him at right back, a position he played in his early days at Monaco. The 24-year-old took it in stride.“It’s not the first time it’s happened so I’m used to it. I’ve done it a few times for my old club (Monaco).” (Liverpool Echo)Fabinho was directly involved in Brazil’s second goal. He charged down the right flank and was tripped inside the box following a one-two with Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino, forcing the referee to show on the penalty spot. There was a debate after the game whether the penalty was deserved. You be the judge:Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Fabinho started the game at right back & won a penalty with a surging run into the box (Firmino laying it into his path)pic.twitter.com/4TCdhXf1oX— The Red Debate (@TheRedDebate) September 8, 2018Overall, he was satisfied with his appearance.“At the beginning of the game you have to have patience and I tried to keep things simple to build confidence, but overall it went well.”Sharp and fit, Fabinho proved he is ready to go and he should be, considering Jurgen Klopp has already confirmed the Sao Paulo native will take the pitch quite often with Liverpool facing seven games in 22 days after the international break.last_img read more

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Digne Evertons wow factor made me leave Barcelona

first_imgLucas Digne revealed he just couldn’t turn down Everton and coach Marco Silva in the summer, despite being settled at a club like BarcelonaThe 25-year-old left-back completed a summer move to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee in a five-year deal.With a background of playing for the likes of AS Roma and Barcelona, Digne’s switch to the lowly Everton came as something of a surprise to observers.But Digne has excelled at Merseyside this season with 10 Premier League appearances and 800 minutes of football to his name.The defender, who credited the move to Everton as the reason for his recall to the France team, has now revealed why he chose the Toffees over Barcelona.“I wasn’t really planning to leave Barca and they were not looking to sell me,” Digne told Goal.“But when I spoke to Everton manager Marco Silva on the phone I got this special feeling,”“He really light a fire inside of me and I thought: ‘Wow! I really want to play for this club and manager.’Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Then I went to Barca and asked them to please let me go. After a few talks, they accepted, that this was my wish. I am thankful for that, because now I feel happy in Everton.“Barca was my childhood dream, so yes, it was difficult to leave, because I could have stayed to continue a great life in the club and the city. The club wanted me to stay.“But I am 25 years old now and in a phase of my career, where I want to play every week, have a bigger role in the team and feel the full confidence of the coach. So I could not turn down the Everton project.“I was only 22 when I signed for Barca, and it was the perfect place to develop myself.“In my two years at Camp Nou I played 46 games for what I consider the greatest club in the world, training every day with the very top players in the world, like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Neymar and so many more.”Digne made 46 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions in his two years at the club.The former Paris Saint-Germain player won La Liga and two Copa del Rey titles at Camp Nou.last_img read more

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Walter Mazzarri confident of match against Juventus on Saturday

first_imgTorino Coach Walter Mazzarri is confident of their clash against Juventus on Saturday, adding that his side will give in everything to win.The Granata face with their city rivals on tomorrow night, with the Bianconeri undefeated in Serie A  this season.“I’m a professional, and I’ll try to push everything in the right direction,” he said as quoted in Football Italia.“We’ll give our all, then, of course, there are the opponents and our own physicality. Let’s see what happens, we’re confident.”What will be Torino’s approach to the game?“It’s not like you can just do what you want every game. I’d like to impose our game, but we need to see what the opponents concede.“They also change as games progress, so we’ve been trying several things all week.“I hope tomorrow we can deliver what our fans expect of us. If people have a good opinion of us then it’s because we’ve done well, and we’ve certainly dropped some silly points.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It would have been better to face Juventus with the four points that we dropped, but we just need to think about ourselves and tomorrow’s performance.“We need to be more clinical, in some games we’ve been too profligate in the last third, and that’s what cost us those points.”The former Napoli and Inter Coach was also asked about his relationship with his opposite number, Massimiliano Allegri.“When I was ill he thought of me in his Press conference, that was nice and I want to thank him for that,” Mazzarri responded.“As for the rest, every Coach has his beliefs and his personality. His career speaks for itself.“Every person has their own character, what matters is that there’s respect.”last_img read more

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Update on Lionel Messis injury ahead of El Clasico

first_imgTime to give you the latest on Lionel Messi’s injury ahead of next Wednesday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou, he didn’t practice with his teammates today.After FC Barcelona’s 2-2 draw against Valencia last Saturday, the major concern was with Lionel Messi and his physical state due to a muscular problem.During the second half of the game, the Argentine player wasn’t able to continue playing at his usual level after he suffered a blow on his right thigh from one of Valencia’s players and needed to get medical attention on the sidelines.Even after he received treatment on the affected area, Lionel Messi still wasn’t able to return to full beast-mode and the fans at Camp Nour were really worried because of the upcoming Copa del Rey Clasico that’s coming on Wednesday.The Catalan club has been determined to tell the press that he is not going to miss the match, but everybody was expecting him to come on Monday and see if he practiced alongside all of his teammates.Missing this first crucial match against Real Madrid on Wednesday could be catastrophic, Lionel Messi is arguably the most important player they have and his absence has proved to be detrimental for the Catalan club this season.#FCB 🔵🔴 | 🚨🚨🚨💥 Leo Messi no entrena con el grupo. El argentino sigue con molestias en su muslo derecho💥 Dembelé hace trabajo sobre el campo y mantiene opciones de jugar #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/tNQuHah7p4— Diario SPORT (@sport) February 4, 2019The cameras and reporters were waiting for Messi to arrive, the fears were as expected. Lionel wasn’t seen on the practice with the rest of the squad, he was told to remain at the gym throughout the whole session getting the proper treatment for recovery.Messi was spotted getting the proper recovery methods by two different physical therapists, the player did get an important knock on the right thigh and there is still no confirmation about his participation for next Wednesday.A report from Diario Sport suggests that the Catalan club has told everyone in the press that Messi will be 100% ready for El Clasico, but the images of him coming to practice and how worried he look to tell a different story.Messi will try to complete tomorrow’s training alongside his teammates exactly one day before the crucial match, his participation and the evolution of his pain will be the ones that decide whether he will be available for manager Ernesto Valverde or not.The Argentine is eager to play against Real Madrid, one of the favorite victims he’s had throughout his career.On this day in 2004, Messi signed his first professional contract.Top 5 Barcelona players to watch in the Champions League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Barcelona players to watch in the competition.The UEFA…In the 15 years since:663 games581 goals246 assists33 trophies5 Ballons d’Or(via @brfootball) pic.twitter.com/PC18ICGNiE— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 4, 2019Dembele is back in full force for ValverdeAs we wait for whatever happens with Lionel Messi during the next couple of days, we have to give you all the good news that manager Ernest Valverde has completely recovered Frenchman Ousmane Dembele from the injury he suffered.To those who didn’t know, the young player missed the last four matches due to an ankle injury he suffered during the La Liga match against Leganes.Ankle injuries can be very tricky for dribblers like Dembele, which is why the manager decided to give him such an extended resting period in order to have him completely recovered for the Copa del Rey semifinals.Regardless of who the Catalan club was facing, it was evident that Dembele’s absence could affect the squad but not as much as Lionel Messi missing this upcoming game.We will keep you all posted on what happens with the Argentine, but chances are that he will get to play against Real Madrid without a problem.A victory for FC Barcelona at Camp Nou is very important if they want to play at the Bernabeu with a slight advantage, especially now that Real Madrid are playing amazing football compared to the start of the season.Most assists in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season:🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (10)🇧🇪 Eden Hazard (10)🇩🇪 Leroy Sané (9)🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Ryan Fraser (9)🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jadon Sancho (9)🇩🇪 Joshua Kimmich (9)A fascinating collection. pic.twitter.com/qyA9mgVa55— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 4, 2019How important is it for Barcelona to have Messi play against Real Madrid on Wednesday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Seven years and counting Maskanoo on Monday in Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 23, 2016 – For seven years now, Maskanoo has taken over the Grace Bay strip in a festive street parade and island concert which draws thousands to the site.  Organizers and managers of the event:  Stacy Cox, with the TCHTA; Karen Whitt of the Palms Resort and David Bowen with Grace Bay Resorts gave a rundown of what visitors and residents can expect at the free celebration.“I also want to encourage you to come out in your masks. One of the trends that we’ve seen over the last couple of years is that many of the hotels actually have teams that come not to do the mask Junkanoo parade, but just with their costumes, their mask, their decorating, the guest are getting involved, the tourist are getting involved and their learning a lot about our culture and heritage here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and that’s really what it’s all about. So it’s a fun event,” said Karen Whitt, Palms Resort.“One of the important things that we take seriously is security, as you know last year was flawless.  We want to thank the police and Dove Security.   We have twenty police and we have twenty security on the ground, also we have a number of securities at different locations to help protect the area.   We want to make sure that people, when you come here with the kids, don’t allow them to wonder in the dark areas.   Also we want to discourage underage drinking, there will be no bottles allowed, all drinks will be in plastic cups, but security will be at its best.   We want to discourage all of you who have a cooler and think you can come on board, not this year baby, keep your coolers home.”  David Bowen, Founder & Grace Bay Resorts“So we look forward to you the public being a part of Maskanoo 2016”  Stacy Cox, TCHTA Executive.  The TCHTA Maskanoo begins at 3pm and runs until Midnight in Grace Bay. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIMaskanoo2016 Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews#TCIMaskanoo2016center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Maskanoo set for Monday, Boxing Day in Grace Baylast_img read more

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Canadian company hired to upgrade immigration system

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Brent Symonette, immigration Recommended for you TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Mainly Haitians flock to TCI Immigration after D-Day Nassau, Bahamas June 23, 2017 — A Canadian company – Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd (CBN) has been hired by the government to procure an Immigration Integrated Management System. The system will upgrade border management and introduce biometric identification technology. The announcement of the partnership was made by Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry & Immigration Brent Symonette during the Budget Debate.The system will also be integrated with the new passport and visa system also developed by CBN. The project will be rolled out in three parts. Watch lists and detainee management systems will also be included in the new processes.Symonette also said that although the Advanced Passenger Information System legislation was passed in August last year, there are no regulations to govern the program. This was a shortfall of the past administration, according to Symonette, which the government will address. The legislation allows for security screening of incoming flight crews and passengers.#MagneticMediaNews#ImmigrationMangementSystem Border Control Minister meets with local Haitian Officialslast_img read more

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Book presentation To Prime Minister Minnis by Oswald Brown Author of Woes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – Oswald Brown, left, author of Woes of Life recently presented a copy of his book to Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)last_img

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Sarri believes Hazard can win Ballon dOr in England

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri insists Eden Hazard can win the Ballon d’Or award plying his trade in England.Hazard, 27, has previously been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but this week said he would not join the La Liga club in the January transfer window.But he did say he felt he needed to join Real in order to win the Ballon d’Or – something Sarri sees differently.“He’s a fantastic player,” Sarri told the BBC. “And so it will be very important for us if he will remain with us. Very, very important.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think also he can win everything – also the Ballon d’Or – here, without playing in Spain.“For example, if Chelsea were able to win the Champions League and Belgium won the European Championship, he would be able to win everything without playing in Spain.”The Blues will trade tackles with Jose Mourinho’s United in what will be the clash of the weekend and Hazard is expected to play a key role in the encounter.last_img read more

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Mbappe has a great personality – Matuidi

first_imgFrance midfielder Blaise Matuidi believes international teammate Kylian Mbappe has the kind of personality ‘every great player’ requires to fulfill their potential.Matuidi insists the Paris Saint-Germain star needs his great personality to become as successful as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Mbappe has become one of the best attacking players in the world over the past three years and was nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or award, having lifted three domestic trophies at club level and the World Cup in Russia, earlier this summer.Matuidi believes the former AS Monaco youngster has the self-confidence and persona to become a true great in the game.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It is his personality. It’s the player he is,” Matuidi told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.“He is a great player; he is very talented. Every great player has a great personality. I’ve known that with Zlatan. I see that with Cristiano. Messi is also like that.”“Kylian will be a great player. He is already. He is doing big things. It’s good; we need players like him. So, I encourage him to stay like that.”last_img read more

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Kimmich Havertz would be a good fit at Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich suggested that the club should perhaps look at signing Kai HavertzThe 19-year-old midfielder set up Serge Gnabry’s 18-yard stunning strike to seal Germany a 3-0 friendly win over Russia in only his second appearance.Havertz, who idolises Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, has been frequently linked with a switch from Bayer Leverkusen to Bayern.And Germany teammate Kimmich says that Havertz has his vote at the club.“I cannot buy him, but Kai Havertz is a player who would suit us well,” Kimmich, according to SportsStarLive.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Germany boss Joachim Low added: “He impressed me,”“He is very secure on the ball and has good positioning going forward.“When he gets the ball, he always tries to bring the ball forward. You can see that in training as well.”Havertz has managed six goals and five assists in 16 appearances for Leverkusen this season.Germany will next face Holland in a UEFA Nations League clash on Monday.last_img read more

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David Luiz could leave Chelsea due to clubs over30 policy

first_imgDavid Luiz’s future at Chelsea is still in doubt as the club remains adamant about not changing their policy of only offering one-year contract extensions to players over 30.David Luiz, 31, who scored in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City, might not be their star defender for much longer if they don’t offer him a better deal. He, like Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas, is in the final six months of his deal at Stamford Bridge and has expressed his desire to continue with the Blues.“I am just trying to enjoy myself like I do every single day,” the Brazilian defender said, according to The Guardian.“Then, for sure, we will do the best thing for me, for Chelsea, for everybody. We are still talking, let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings. I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay.”Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, and N’Golo Kante all signed a new contract with Chelsea already, and the club hopes Antonio Rüdiger and David Luiz follow their lead. The 31-year-old central defender, however, could leave by the end of the season if Chelsea doesn’t review its policy.It is expected that David Luiz will start receiving offers from other teams come January when he can begin negotiating a summer transfer. Most clubs would love a defender with the qualities of Luiz, and he knows other teams will offer him a better and longer deal.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Regarding his goal in Chelsea’s win over Man City to give Pep Guardiola’s team their first loss of the season, Luiz said he hopes to have opened a wound in the “best team in the world.”“I hope, I hope, I hope so,” David Luiz told BT Sport in the post-match interview. “But I also know they are a fantastic team and they accept to lose sometimes too because they have experience of that. But I hope we hurt them and we can move up the table and be closer to them.“At the moment they are the best team in the world, more than three years together. It is never easy to play against them, but I think we had the right humility and right plan to win the game.“When you play this type of game, it is a time to give everything and understand how far you can go. So this was an amazing game and we beat the best team in the world.”last_img read more

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Andres Iniesta unsure about becoming Barcelona manager one day

first_imgAndres Iniesta admits he doesn’t know what lies ahead of him in the future once his playing days are overThe 34-year-old playmaker left Barcelona in the summer for Japanese club Vissel Kobe after making 669 appearances and winning 31 trophies in 16 seasonsNow Iniesta has finished his first league season in Japan and is now back in Barcelona for his winter vacation.The World Cup winner stated in May that he would like to return to his beloved club some day in a coaching capacity.But, seven months later, Iniesta is unsure of what to expect after playing away from Barcelona for the first time in his career.“I don’t know what the future will hold,” Iniesta told Mundo Deportivo on whether he would like to coach Barcelona.“I’m not saying that I would like to be a Barça coach but I can’t say it’s something I’m considering either.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.“Yes, it’s true that – with the passage of time – I’ll wake up the vision of a coach or being there and I’ll see but I suppose when I leave football, and everything’s different, we’ll see what the way is.”The Catalan giants have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot along with a return for Neymar.But Iniesta doesn’t think they should really need to splash out cash on some high-profile signings.“But Barca needs to be clear that there should be a base of people here, because there are people trained to play in the first team, and then bring the best players,” said Iniesta.“There have been moments that we’ve played many home-grown players and haven’t spent anything.“Money helps, but it doesn’t make the team champions. In the end, it’s the players who must understand what they have to do and do it.”last_img read more

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Dyche insists Burnleys success makes it hard to sign players

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche insists the team’s success last season has made it difficult for the club to bring in new players.The Clarets were amongst the lowest spenders in the Premier League during the summer transfer window, with the likes of Fulham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town investing more in their squad than Sean Dyche’s side.The Lancashire club were reportedly quoted with higher figures for their transfer targets due to their participation in the playoffs of the UEFA Europa League.Dyche said, according to Daily Mail:Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“I wouldn’t change any of it. Many historical markers chiselled in stone, that’s an amazing thing, but it passes quickly.”“You asked me about credit in the bank, it’s all gone, the next challenge is the next game, it’s not, ‘Hasn’t it been marvellous?’ Yes, it has, but it’s all been parked.”“The first time we got promoted, I made my son’s bed the next day, I wasn’t rattling around with the champagne. Now we’ve got to remodel it and move it forward again.”last_img read more

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Dyche hails relentless Burnley

first_imgSean Dyche was delighted with his team’s resilience in the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday.The Clarets maintained their eight-game unbeaten run thanks to goals from Barnes and Wood to secure a 2-1 win, with returning Harry Kane scoring for Spurs.Burnley have won five out of the last eight matches since losing against Everton on Boxing Day.Dyche thinks the key to Burnley’s three points was his side’s resilience as they refused to buckle in a game they entered as underdogs.Asked what the key to victory was, Dyche told Sky: “I think the relentless nature, the will, and the determination that’s come back in massive amounts for us.“I think that edge that I spoke about early season was soft and now I think we’ve come back to that firmer edge with our play but also the physical side of the game in the sense of covering the distance – our stats have changed in the last eight games, they’ve been a lot higher both in and out of possession.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Burnley’s last eight games:Wood ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️Barnes ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/II0rHctB6Z— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 23, 2019Dyche hailed the improvement in the attacking department and how they put pressure on Spurs’ defence line.“I think also the quality of play because we’re asking more questions of the opposition. It’s tough against these sides, these are a top side but the number of times we asked questions of them, the number of times we put their back four under pressure and I think that’s a really big part of how we’ve changed since Christmas.”last_img read more

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Silver Strand State Beach Imperial Beach reopen after closure due to rain

first_imgSilver Strand State Beach, Imperial Beach reopen after closure due to rain runoff KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom January 15, 2018 Posted: January 15, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Silver Strand State Beach and Imperial Beach were back open for swimming Monday following a closure order issued last week in response to sewage flow from the Tijuana River.The order extended from the north end of Silver Strand at Avenida Lunar to the south end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach. Water testing shows the sewage is no longer impacting that area and the water meets state health standards, according to the county Department of Environmental Health.The closures were announced during last week’s rainstorm.Closure orders remain in effect for Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park beaches. The area from the south end of Seacoast Drive to the Mexico border are affected, according to the county.Signs will remain in place at these locations until water sampling indicates the water is safe for swimming and other recreation. last_img read more

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Authorities seek public help finding suspect in 2016 Oceanside slaying

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities asked the public Wednesday for help in finding a 29-year-old documented gang member from Oceanside who allegedly went on the lam after shooting another man to death two summers ago.Edgar Hernandez Saavedra is wanted in connection with the slaying of Miguel Luis Castillo, 29, on Aug. 20, 2016, according to Oceanside police.At about 2 a.m. that day, the two men were arguing in front of Saavedra’s apartment in the 800 block of Langford Street when the suspect allegedly pulled a pistol and shot Castillo repeatedly.Saavedra disappeared following the shooting and has remained at large since, according to detectives, who say he should be considered armed and dangerous.The suspect, known in gang circles by the nicknames “Little Edgar” and “Smalls,” is a 5-foot-6-inch, roughly 175-pound Latino with brown hairand brown eyes.Anyone who may be able to help investigators track down Saavedra is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Authorities seek public help finding suspect in 2016 Oceanside slaying KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 2, 2018 May 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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MTS changes bus schedules and routes in San Diego

first_img Sasha Foo, June 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Metropolitan Transit System is changing schedules on 26 bus routes, as part of a broader plan to make the bus system more efficient and increase ridership.Like transit systems across the nation, the MTS said the number of riders on its buses and trolleys has dropped in the last two years, prompting the transit agency to take a hard look at new ways to improve service and bring more passengers aboard.Starting Sunday, six of the 26 routes will be enhanced with more frequent service, while the other routes will be streamlined to make them faster, with fewer delays.This is the second phase of service changes for MTS. The first took effect in January and the third and final phase will be adopted in September. As MTS CEO Paul Jablonski explained, the transit system needs to boost revenue and riders.This year, MTS had a $6.5 million deficit. We decided to sample rider reaction to the changes, by boarding one of the busiest MTS routes. Route 7 takes passengers from City Heights to downtown San Diego.We met a young mother of two, who is riding one MTS bus or another about three to four hours a day, taking her children to two different schools in the morning and then returning to pick them up in the afternoon.Isla Ogaz was delighted to learn that the Route 7 bus will run more frequently.“That will be great, I like it, I like it,” Ogaz said.Another regular rider, Brandon Thorne said the system needs some improvement.“This one timewise is not that reliable. Like I take the 7 (bus) all the time and there definitely needs to be more service on this one,” Thorne said.When all three phases of the expanded service are complete, the changes will impact 75 percent of the bus system. The MTS is pouring an additional $2 million into making these scheduling changes.Although many drivers are unhappy about the increase in the state gasoline tax, the MTS is paying for some of its expanded services through SB 1 gas tax funds. The transportation funding package was approved by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor last April.If you would like more information about the changes to the MTS schedule and routes, there’s a link to the MTS website. Sasha Foo MTS changes bus schedules and routes in San Diegocenter_img Posted: June 7, 2018 Updated: 10:49 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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