Jose says Spurs’ woes down to stars wanting to win trophies like Walker at City

first_imgReal Madrid to make last-gasp £60m transfer bid for Christian Eriksen with huge pressure now on Daniel Levy JOSE MOURINHO has claimed Tottenham’s woes boil down to the fact their stars want to quit the club having watched Kyle Walker win trophies at Manchester City.The Special One, 56, has claimed the “chemistry” doesn’t seem to be there at Spurs as it has in recent seasons.3 Spurs can blame Kyle Walker for their failures, claims Jose MourinhoCredit: AP:Associated Press3 Mourinho claims Walker has shown Spurs’ stars the grass can often be greenerCredit: GettyThis season the likes of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen haven’t been fully focused on the club, as they are considering their futures elsewhere.Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho reckons the success of Walker, one of few to leave the North Londoners for bigger and better things, may be a key reason.Mourinho revealed: “I think in the last part of last season they knew they had no chance to fight for the title.”At the same time they didn’t feel big pressure from the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea going ahead of them.”They had fourth position more or less under control and the Champions League became more of the dream, so that maybe took some of the focus [from the Premier League].”But maybe this season they are not having that chemistry.LOST THAT LOVING FEELING”I don’t know if I’m right or not but I always felt that while Spurs weren’t buying a lot, they were doing something more important, which was to keep all the good players that they have.”They persuaded the players to stay and stay happy – that was my feeling.”They managed to give new contracts to Harry Kane and others and it looked like the players were happy to belong to that project, that club, that dream.”But Mourinho added the chemistry may now have soured, with a host of stars having their heads turned in recent months.He continued: “Maybe now, the feeling that I have – what is happening with Eriksen, Vertonghen and what happened at the end of last season with Alderweireld – maybe some of the boys are not so happy to stay.”Their eyes might be on bigger pictures – look at Kyle Walker, winning trophies.3MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”Maybe at this moment the team is not that focused or full of chemistry.”It looks like the relationship with Mauricio Pochettino is happy; they have an amazing stadium, Champions League football again…”But maybe some of the boys want something different. Even at the perfect club, if one player isn’t happy, it can make you lose focus.”last_img read more

ProLiga asks the RFEF to distribute the aid of the ‘Impulse 23’ program

first_imgOn November 4 the RFEF He presented to a large number of Clubs in the 2nd and 3rd Division the “IMPULSE 23” Program, where it was reported that would significantly increase the money to help clubs in these categories, but demanding that it comply with new requirements that were known on December 13 when the “Calls for Aid” were published, and before which ProLiga He wants to make the following considerations: until last season, the only requirements that had been requested from the clubs for the collection of the Aid had been ‘prove being up-to-date with the Treasury and with Social Security ’. Given the current situation, ProLiga considers that the RFEF has modified the ‘rules of the game’ mid-season, establishing new requirements unilaterally without having the clubs, or taking them into consideration when establishing the rules contained in the Calls for Aid.ProLiga understands that these ‘requirements’ are very misaligned with the current context that numerous clubs of the two non-professional categories live, which can cause a very high percentage of them to remain without receiving the aid (neither the previous nor the promised ones) , which worries about ProLiga.last_img read more

Hill follows coach orders to be ‘aggressive’ in clutch showing for Star

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Amid transfer boom, UEFA eyes stricter club spending rules Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESStar import Malcolm Hill was a bystander during his NBA Summer League stint with Oklahoma City, but in his first PBA game the lanky swingman immediately became the talk of the town.As the Hotshots tried to fend off the gutsy Alaska Aces, Hill took it upon himself to play savior and bring Star to a 101-92 victory for a 2-0 card in the Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT And at 21-years-old, Hill is considered young within the PBA circle that usually gets rookies who are 22 or 23-years-old.Hill, however, doesn’t see his age as a detrimental factor in his game and he’s also not surprised with the league’s physicality.In his four years as a Fighting Illini, Hill accumulated 1,846 points, 647 rebounds, and 281 assists in a packed Big 10 conference.University of Illinois shared the conference with powerhouses Indiana University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania State University.Physicality is nothing new to Hill, he said.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “Players will think I’m soft because I’m young and fresh out of college,” said Hill. “I played in the Big 10 and I think it’s one of the best college leagues, the most physical, and the most defensive oriented, so the physicality doesn’t bother me.” Read Next “My job at [University of] Illinois was to be aggressive and take over the game, I want to carry that on the professional level,” said Hill. “Coach [Chito Victolero] told me that he wants me to be aggressive.”And Hill did just that as he sunk back-to-back clutch baskets for Hotshots that effectively became the metaphorical haymakers the Aces absorbed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’First it was the jumper from the top of the key with 1:34 left in the clock to give Star a 97-91 lead then he did the same thing once more 23 seconds later to put the Hotshots up 99-91.“Coach told me in the middle of the set, ‘Hill get the ball’ and he wanted me to shoot the shots and I did,” said Hill who finished with 28 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, and 11 boards. View commentslast_img read more

Mr. International Jon Bricks Joins Solo Phone

first_imgFans of Jon Bricks, also known as Mr. International, can now travel out of Liberia and still have an opportunity to listen to Jon Bricks music right from their phone.According to reports coming from JMK Publicist, Jon Bricks has successfully made two hot tracks that the Nigerian people love and have now added to their top cell phone- Solo Phone, playlist.“This is an amazing breakthrough for Liberian music,” says on Bricks.Solo is a skill driven digital content and Smartphone company focused on distributing the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers. It’s led by Tayo Ogundipe, a Nigerian born former senior global executive with HTC and Sony Ericsson.According to reports, Mr. International is yet again the first to have such a breakthrough in his ever-rising career.  Jon Bricks is said to be the first Liberian star/artist to be on Nigeria’s top cellphone- Solo Phone.Two hot new singles from Mr. International, “Off and On” remix and “Still Hip-Co” featuring Chinese superstar Zheng Zheng have been added to Solo Phone musical playlist.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Route 31 minibus driver spared court penalty

first_imgWest Bank Demerara (WBD) bus driver Brian Simpson was spared a court penalty when he appeared before Wales Magistrate Rushell Liverpool last week. He was charged for not being the holder of a road service licence even though he had driven his BKK 8861 Route 31 minibus. Police found him breaking the law on October 30 on the La Grange Public Road, WBD, and when Simpson was arraigned at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, he admitted that the prosecution’s facts were correct.After he entered his guilty plea, he told the Magistrate that he was not aware that the document had expired.He also admitted that he was fined previously for a speeding offence; however, he was reprimanded and discharged for his most recent traffic offence.last_img

Now it’s over: Castilla retires

first_imgCastillo hit .253 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs last season, when he slumped badly over the second half of the season. He was hitting .283 on July 5, but went 8 for 73 (.110) with two RBIs and two extra-base hits after Sept. 1. Igawa gets jump on spring training: Kei Igawa is getting an early start to his first spring training with the New York Yankees. “He looks like he is going to be a real good pitcher,” Yankees vice president Billy Connors said after Igawa’s second workout at New York’s minor league complex. “He throws a heavy ball. He should be very good.” Igawa, who agreed in December to a $20 million, five-year contract, has been throwing on flat ground. The 27-year-old left-hander is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday. “It’s an honor to be on this field,” Igawa said through a translator. Kolb gets $1.2 million – if he makes roster: Pirates reliever Dan Kolb will make $1.2 million under a one-year contract if he is added to the team’s roster, and could earn an additional $1.3 million in performance bonuses. Kolb, a former All-Star closer with the Milwaukee Brewers, signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday. He will attend spring training camp starting next week. Kolb, who will be 32 next month, may request his release if he is not added to the Pirates’ roster by March 30. Trade: The Detroit Tigers traded outfielder Jeff Frazier to the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Yorman Bazardo. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He went 1 for 4, with a double and a run scored. “I knew it was my last game, but I got emotional when I came to the park and all my teammates came to congratulate me,” the 39-year old slugger said while trying to hold back tears after the game. “When the players from the other countries hugged me after the game, I couldn’t hold back the tears. I felt very emotional and proud for all my accomplishment.” Castilla is Mexico’s all-time leading home-run hitter in the majors, with 320 homers in a 16-season career with Atlanta, Colorado, Tampa Bay, Houston, Washington and San Diego. Colorado claimed him off waivers last season so he could retire in a Rockies uniform. Castillo, Pirates agree: Second baseman Jose Castillo and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1.9 million, one-year contract. Castillo filed for $2.2 million and the Pirates offered $1.8 million. He can earn an additional $20,000 for 570 plate appearances and $30,000 for 590 plate appearances. center_img A little more than four months after playing his last game in the major leagues, Vinny Castilla officially retired from baseball Wednesday. Castilla played first base in Mexico’s 4-3 victory over Venezuela on the last day of the Caribbean Series in Carolina, Puerto Rico. last_img read more

Arsenal to hold talks with Arteta

first_img0Shares0000Mikel Arteta could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal managerLONDON, United Kingdom, May 17 – Arsenal will hold talks with Mikel Arteta on Thursday about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger and if appointed, he would be handed a transfer budget in the region of Sh6.7 bn (£50m) this summer. The Arsenal executives, who are responsible for choosing the new manager, are also understood to be holding talks on Thursday.They are expected to include chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Gazidis wants the successful candidate to fulfil a head coach role to fit into the club’s new management structure.Arteta is assistant coach at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola said he will not stand in the 36-year-old’s way if he is offered the Arsenal job.It is understood the Spaniard will be allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.Arsenal want to make an appointment before the World Cup begins next month.–By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM O’HARA & HARRISON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

first_imgLiam O’Hara from O’Hara & Harrison Electrical Contractors Donegal would like to wish Jim and the Donegal Team every success for All Ireland Final.Liam and his team have made a €100 payment to the Donegal Players Fund for this advertisement on Donegal Daily.All monies from adverts supporting Donegal on this website go directly to the Players Fund.  BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM O’HARA & HARRISON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM O’HARA & HARRISON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSlast_img read more

CELTIC STAR PADDY CHOOSES DONEGAL TO BEGIN HIS MARRIED LIFE

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Celtic star Paddy McCourt has tied the knot and chose Donegal as the setting for his wedding.The long-haired striker walked down the aisle earlier today with long-term girlfriend Laura Hegarty.The former Derry City striker, 27, got married in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Steelstown and was surrounded by a host of fellow football stars. They included McCourt’s Celtic team-mates including Darren O’Dea, Niall McGinn and Marc Wilson.But McCourt, who joined the Scottish giants from Derry City in 2008, didn’t forget about his old friends and was joined by former team-mates Peter Hutton and manager Stephen Kenny.Another familiar face was Millwall goalkeeper David Forde, who made his competitive debut for Ireland against Italy last week.Celtic boss Neil Lennon was not at the wedding having already arranged another holiday abroad. After making a quick dash from the church, the bride and groom and their two children, were whisked away to the five star Solis Lough Eske Castle outside Donegal Town.More than 200 guests will be treated to a lavish champagne reception in the grounds of the luxury hotel where security was tight today.As well as local entertainment it was rumoured that popstar and Celtic fan Paolo Nutini had been booked to play at the reception.A source revealed “Paddy and Paolo know eachother and Paolo had been invited to the wedding anyway. I think he’s going to play a few songs but I don’t think he’ll be asking for a fee.“Staff at the hotel have been sworn to secrecy not to talk about the wedding. Paddy and Laura didn’t want to make a big fuss about it. They have been going out for years.” ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRLEndsCELTIC STAR PADDY CHOOSES DONEGAL TO BEGIN HIS MARRIED LIFE was last modified: June 12th, 2011 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:CelticPaddy McCourtweddinglast_img read more

Man United reportedly make Mina bid, but want an answer today

first_imgManchester United have made a £35 million bid for Yerry Mina and want a yes from the Barcelona and Colombia defender today.United’s official offer comes in an attempt to fight off the advances of Everton and French side Lyon, who are both understood to be very interested in the 23-year-old.The fee is a significant increase on the £10.5m Barca paid Palmeiras for Mina in January, and the Premier League giants expect him to pick them despite a hold up when they pulled out of a deal over a dispute with his agent at the weekend.Mina returned from his post-World Cup holiday and thought he was signing for United on Sunday. However, he found out that there was a snag and sought talks with his bosses in Barcelona.United have been linked with a new centre-half all summer, with Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire all reported targets, but have so far been unsuccessful and have now apparently turned up the heat and made one last, and probably decisive, play for Mina.According to SunSport, the young centre half, who scored three goals at the World Cup, will be offered a five year contract worth around £6 million and has a chance to go into Jose Mourinho’s side. Yerry Mina top scored for Colombia at the World Cup with three goals 1center_img United need a commitment quickly as they have an offer from Everton for Marcos Rojo on the table and will let him leave if a replacement comes in.Over in France, Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas believes Mina is also interested in moving to Ligue 1 and posted as much on Twitter. “Yeri is still very interested in OL. We all wish it to be Lyonnais also to play the champion League at the GS.”last_img read more