Jose Mourinho: Chelsea losing to Walsall wasn’t an option

first_imgJose Mourinho admitted losing at Walsall was not an option after Chelsea’s previous Cup shocks.The Capital One Cup holders beat the Saddlers 4-1 to avoid an upset as their revival this season continued.Ramires, Loic Remy, Kenedy and Pedro all scored to wrap up a comfortable third-round victory on Wednesday. Chelsea were stunned 4-2 by Bradford in the FA Cup last season and, after earning just seven points from their opening six games to sit eight points off leaders Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League, boss Mourinho knew a win at the Banks’s Stadium was vital.“When you start the season with bad results like we did you cannot lose against a League One team,” he said. “You can do that when the season is fantastic and you are top of the league – like happened last season.“To lose a game against a League One team now would not be good for us. We don’t need that bad feeling now, we need good feelings. “The team was strong, played well and I’m happy with the result.” 1 Pedro and Radamel Falcao last_img read more

Problems for Pochettino but will this XI beat Klopp’s Liverpool?

first_img 11 19. Mousa Dembele (midfield) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the possible Tottenham team, in squad number order to play Liverpool 11 11 11 11 11 3. Danny Rose (left-back) 11 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre-back) 11 10. Harry Kane (striker) 2. Kyle Walker (right-back) 17. Andros Townsend (attack) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre-back) 22. Nacer Chadli (attack) 11 20. Dele Alli (midfield) 11 Tottenham will have to play a Liverpool team eager to impress a new manager when Jurgen Klopp and co. roll into north London on Saturday.In the early kick-off, Spurs are the German’s first opponents following his appointment and they are without a number of players.Eric Dier is suspended, Heung-min Son is still injured and Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason are recovering from knee injuries.Erik Lamela was playing for Argentina against Paraguay in South America during the week and may begin on the bench given his long haul flight back home.Manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope Danny Rose’s wrist has healed given Ben Davies played two 90-minute games for Wales in three days.Do you agree with this starting line-up? 11 23. Christian Eriksen (attack)last_img read more

Wolves 2-3 Leeds: Sam Byram puts Whites dispute aside to net twice in five-goal thriller

first_img1 Leeds right-sider Sam Byram enhanced his growing reputation with a smart double to help secure an impressive 3-2 Sky Bet Championship win against Wolves at Molineux.Byram, who is out of contract at the end of the season and involved in a dispute over a new deal, cancelled out Benik Afobe’s tenth-minute opener on the stroke of half-time.Stuart Dallas then gave Leeds a 51st-minute lead with Byram increasing their advantage on the hour before Nathan Byrne reduced the arrears nine minutes from time.It was a stunning turnaround for Leeds who had to weather a first-half storm before Byram struck.The win gave them some crucial breathing space above the relegation zone as Wolves dismal home continued. Kenny Jackett’s side have now failed to win in front of their own fans in six games – their last success at Molineux coming against Huddersfield Town back on October 3.Leeds were inches away from taking a seventh-minute lead following a spectacular effort by Dallas who rattled Carl Ikeme’s right-hand post from 25 yards after a knockdown by Chris Wood.Wolves should have capitalised on that let-off seconds later when a jinking run by Jordan Graham teed up Afobe only for the former Arsenal trainee to drag his shot across the face of goal.Fortunately for Wolves that proved to a sighter for Afobe who was more clinical in the 10th minute to break the deadlock when he raced on to a nod down by James Henry and this time made no mistake from 10 yards as he rolled a low shot past Marco Silvestri.Afobe was proving to be a constant threat to the Leeds backline and only a well timed challenge from the United skipper Liam Cooper prevented him from latching on to a Graham cross. After two quick corners in succession, Afobe was then picked out by captain Danny Batth in the 27th minute only to see his shot on the turn fly just wide of the post.Wolves’ failure to convert all that pressure came back to haunt them on the stroke of half-time when Leeds grabbed a unlikely lifeline – and gave a sign of what was to come.Byram exchanged passes with Wood on the edge of the area and when he collected the return he stabbed the ball past Ikeme from 12 yards.Wolves still looked to be reeling from that blow at the beginning of the second half as just seconds after the restart Souleymane Doukara fed Wood and it needed a good blocking save from Ikeme to prevent the New Zealand international giving Leeds the lead.But that only proved to be a brief escape for Wolves as the impressive Doukara set-up Dallas who surged into the area before beating Ikeme at his near post.Shell-shocked Wolves would then have slipped further behind in the 55th minute only for Ikeme to pull off a stunning point blank save from Wood’s header – and then repeat the feat three minutes later when the former Leicester City marksman was denied from seven yards.But their luck ran out on the hour when Charlie Taylor’s left-wing cross flew to the far post where Byram made no mistake with a well-placed header.Leeds looked set to cruise to victory after Byram gave them a two-goal cushion but Wolves rallied and Byrne gave them hopes of a comeback when he converted Graham’s looping cross from the edge of the six-yard box. Sam Byram last_img read more

Man United on verge of £35m signing, as Liverpool move for Juventus star – latest gossip

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Manchester United are closing in on a huge £35m deal to bring Lazio star Felipe Anderson to Old Trafford. United officials have flown to Rome to complete the move. If negotiations go smoothly the Red Devils could announce the signing of the 22-year-old in the next week. (The Sun)Liverpool have made an offer for Juventus star Martin Caceres. The 28-year-old Uruguay defender is out of contract in the summer and Jurgen Klopp is keen on bolstering his defence with his signing. (Daily Star)Arsene Wenger has promised to be “busy” in the transfer window – but Arsenal fans better brace themselves for disappointment. Gunners boss Wenger has agreed a £5million deal with Swiss side Basel for Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny, but is not expected to make any more signings. However, there could be an outgoing – France international full-back Mathieu Debuchy is a January target for Roma of Italy and French clubs Monaco and Lyon. (Daily Mirror)Montreal Impact are looking for a replacement for Didier Drogba as they accept he is moving closer to re-joining Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge club will have to pay compensation to Montreal with Drogba under contract. The 37-year-old is viewed as someone who will graduate into the coaching set up at Chelsea and will take his badges while helping Guus Hiddink this season. (Daily Mail)Leicester have targeted Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic after the Ukraine club intimated they would sell him in January for £16million. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants a centre back after instigating negotiations for the sale of Yohan Benalouane to Sampdoria. The clubs are in talks over a £7.3m deal that will involve talented young Sampdoria full-back Pedro Pereira coming the other way. (Daily Mail)Sam Allardyce is closing in on his first January signing after Lorient accepted Sunderland’s bid for the defender Lamine Koné. (Guardian)A number of of top clubs have been forced into a January transfer rethink after Paris St-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted he’s not up for sale. Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly been targeting the 34-year-old for a deal when the transfer window reopens. But Ibrahimovic has revealed that ‘nothing is on the table’ regarding any offers over his next move and that he is happy in Paris. (Daily Star)Red-hot Watford strikers Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney will be handed bumper pay-rises to keep them at the club. The Hornets forwards have scored 20 of the club’s 24 goals so far this season after a prolific promotion campaign in the Championship last year. (Daily Mirror)Alex Neil has confirmed that Norwich are ready to spend big in the transfer window to boost their Premier League survival bid. The Canaries have already agreed a £2.5million deal for on-loan West Ham winger Matt Jarvis, with Everton’s £8m-rated Scottish striker Steven Naismith another top target. (Daily Mirror)Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is ready to cut short the season-long loan of Queens Park Rangers’ England defender Steven Caulker. Caulker, who cost the Hoops £8million last year, has made only one Premier League start since arriving as a potential central-defensive partner to Jose Fonte. (Daily Mirror)Steve Parish has admitted Crystal Palace’s injury crisis could force them into the January transfer market. But the Eagles chairman said he will first consult with new American co-owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer. (Daily Mirror)England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey wants to remain part of Swansea’s battle for Premier League survival, caretaker manager Alan Curtis has insisted. Shelvey has fallen out of favour at Swansea in recent weeks and been linked with a move in the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle reportedly keen on the 23-year-old Londoner. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Harry Redknapp warns Tottenham: ‘DON’T sign Saido Berahino!’ Tottenham have great opportunity to win ‘wide open’ title race, believes Harry RedknappLiverpool and Tottenham blow! Forward target Ezequiel Lavezzi will NOT leave PSG in January, claims agentWest Ham target Benfica striker Anderson Talisca in January loan dealManuel Lanzini to seal permanent West Ham switch for £7.4m, says Al-Jazira chief executiveSteven Naismith’s Everton future to be resolved ‘in the next few weeks’ amid Norwich interest, reveals Roberto Martinez 1last_img read more

Edison workers injured in RPV

first_imgTwo Southern California Edison workers suffered burn- related injuries early Friday while working to restore power in a Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood, officials said. An electrical flash occurred around 1:30 a.m. as the pair toiled in an underground electrical vault near Ridgegate Drive and Ridgebrook Court, said utility spokesman Scott Gobble. Gobble said the men were in the final stages of restoring power after a Thursday morning electrical arc damaged a 1-inch natural gas line at a condominium complex on nearby Ridgebluff Court, forcing about 25 residents to evacuate and electricity to be shut off to the area. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre One worker, who incurred second-degree burns to his face, was transferred from Torrance Memorial Medical Center to Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital, he said. Gobble said the man will remain at the hospital at least for a few more days, and was “doing very well.” The other worker suffered minor injuries such as cuts and skin abrasions and was treated at Torrance Memorial early Friday and released, he said. By Friday afternoon, workers had completely restored power to the area and replaced all equipment, Gobble said. The initial outage Thursday morning knocked out power to about 550 customers, and also disabled traffic signals on Hawthorne Boulevard at Granvia Altamira and Highridge Road, briefly snarling traffic for commuters. The damaged pipe caused gas to flow through plumbing into residents’ condominiums in the 27900 block of Ridgebluff Court around 7:40 a.m. After seeking refuge in the complex’s clubhouse, residents were allowed back into their homes by Thursday afternoon. Utility workers were set to work through the evening to restore gas and power. andrea.woodhouse@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DINNY MEETS GAOTH DOBHAIR STAFF AT UDARAS IN GALWAY

first_imgAn tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich T.D., ar chuairt chuig Ardoifig Údarás na Gaeltachta, Na Forbacha, Gaillimh le déanaí áit ar chas sé le fostaithe as Gaoth Dobhair – Micheál Ó Curráin, Aisling Ní Dhochartaigh agus Michelle Nic AoidhThe newly appointed Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley T.D., on a recent visit to Údarás na Gaeltachta head office in Na Forbacha, Galway where he met with employees from Gaoth Dobhair – Micheál Ó Curráin, Aisling Ní Dhochartaigh and Michelle Nic Aoidh.DINNY MEETS GAOTH DOBHAIR STAFF AT UDARAS IN GALWAY was last modified: March 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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

FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL SOLD FOR RESERVE PRICE OF €650,000 – TO ITS MANAGER!

first_imgBy Darren Boyle in Dublin: The famous Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh has been sold for the reserve price of €650,000 today as a distressed property.The hotel, in which former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spent many summer holidays, was sold to current manager Paul Diver when it went under the auctioneer’s hammer at the Shelbourne Hotel.The bidding, which opened at €600,000, lasted just a few seconds before Mr Diver snapped it up. Mr Diver, who has managed the hotel for the past 20 years said “I just can’t believe it. It’s a total adrenaline rush. It’s been a long, long road but we’ve made it.”When asked if he was surprised by the lack of interest in the 55 bedroom hotel, Mr Diver quipped: “No, I was delighted”There were a couple of bids on the hotel before it closed at €650,000.The hotel has been owned by the local Britton family for more than 50 years and had a number of VIP guests over the years including Woody Allen and then wife Mia Farrow.   FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL SOLD FOR RESERVE PRICE OF €650,000 – TO ITS MANAGER! was last modified: March 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RossnowlaghSANDHOUSE HOTELlast_img read more

SWILLY DRIVE STEERING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED BACK INTO WORK

first_img“L to R, Noel Matthews, MD Matthews Coach Hire, Michael Coleman and Karl Sweeney, Training Director Swilly Group. Michael attended the Swilly Group Momentum funded Export & Transport Manager course in 2012/2013. Michael served his work placement with Matthews Coach Hire and has secured full time employment with Matthews. Michael has progressed through his course from being Long Term Unemployed to now holding a full time, senior management position with a progressive company for over a year”Over TWO HUNDRED places on Job seeking support programmes have been awarded to Donegal as part of the second round of EU funded Momentum initiative, a job seeking support programme managed by SOLAS.The places are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.All programmes run under Momentum involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment. The Vocational training being provided on Momentum 2 includes Transport Management, Childcare, Professional Food & Beverages Services, Surf Instructing with Lifeguarding as well as the very popular Bus and Truck Driving Programmes.A full range of Momentum courses is available on the Momentum website, http://www.momentumskills.ieThis is the second round of Momentum Programmes to be rolled out in the North West.Letterkenny based training company, the Swilly Group will be responsible for the delivery of a number Momentum programmes in Donegal. Director of Training Services, Karl Sweeney, told Donegal Daily, “In the previous round of Momentum, we helped secure employment for a large number of persons who were unemployed for a long time.“We have established relationships with a wide network of employers throughout Donegal who are actively seeking new employees.“This provides us with an advantage in helping people get a job opportunity.Karl told Donegal Daily, “Our Momentum programmes a more than just a training course. We support the participants in overcoming their barriers to employment and help the participant gain the skills and qualifications that local employers want.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment”. Carl Vesey who completed the Swilly Group Bus Driving Course last year explained the significance of the impact of the course on his life .He told Donegal Daily, “Before undertaking the Swilly Drive bus course, I couldn’t pay my mortgage – now I’m up and running again.If you’d like to find out a little more about any of Swilly Groups Momentum programmes, visit the website at www.swillygroup.com or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE STEERING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED BACK INTO WORK was last modified: October 10th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsSwilly Drivelast_img read more

Still haven’t seen Steven Gerrard’s goal for LA Galaxy? Watch it here!

first_img Steven Gerrard: LA Galaxy moved up to third in the MLS Steven Gerrard put a penalty miss behind him on Saturday, going on to score in LA Galaxy’s MLS win over Real Salt Lake. Bruce Arena’s side were 5-2 winners, a success which sees the Los Angeles outfit move to third in the league table. After Gerrard missed a sixth minute spot-kick, Juan Manuel Martinez put Real ahead early on.Galaxy’s response was swift and decisive – with Gyasi Zardes, Mike Magee, Emmanuel Boateng and Giovani dos Santos making it 4-1 by half-time.Javier Morales’ penalty cut the deficit before Gerrard struck in stoppage time – see below: 1last_img read more

Courtois could leave Blues over sour relationship with coach Lollichon – reports

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea this summer after a deterioration in his relationship with Blues goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon.Courtois is unhappy with Lollichon’s training methods and isn’t enjoying working with the Frenchman, according the Daily Mail.Real Madrid, his former club Atletico Madrid and Paris St-Germain have all been linked with the Belgian who has ‘not got on all season’ with his specialist coach.   The Blues would demand a fee in the region of £50million for their stopper who became the club’s established No.1 following the departure of Petr Cech to London rivals Arsenal last summer.Despite the situation with Lollichon, Courtois remains keen to work under in-coming boss Antonio Conte.In-coming boss Conte will bring his own backroom staff, but Lollichon, who joined the Blues in 2007, is expected to stay. Courtois is the Blues’ established No.1 after the departure of Petr Cech 1last_img read more