No goals but huge emotion as Leicester honour late owner

first_imgLeicester City shared a 0-0 draw with Burnley at the King Power stadium on Saturday when football was again overshadowed by emotional tributes to the club’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Thousands of supporters walked to the stadium from the city centre before the Premier League game, which was preceded by two minutes silence for the Thai billionaire. Vichai died in a helicopter match before City’s last home match two weeks’ ago.With Vichai’s family in attendance, Leicester’s players, who made a 19,000 km round trip to Thailand for the funeral in midweek, wore a special commemorative shirt, while almost every fan sported one of the specially distributed scarves bearing the words “Forever In Our Hearts”.The football was always going to be of secondary importance in such emotionally charged circumstances and Leicester, without this season’s ever-presents Harry Maguire and James Maddison through injury, struggled to keep their focus.Jamie Vardy, who has not scored in five league games, went closest in the first half with a shot that was cleared off the line by Matt Lowton as Burnley battled to avoid a fourth successive league defeat.The game opened up after the break, when Burnley’s Chris Wood sliced over and Ricardo Pereira headed wide for mid-table Leicester, who failed to score in a league game for the first time this season. Elsewhere on Saturday Salomon Rondon netted an impressive brace for Newcastle United as they claimed consecutive wins in the Premier League for the first time since April to move a point clear of the bottom three with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.Newcastle, full of confidence following their previous victory over Watford, got off to the perfect start when Rondon opened the scoring after just seven minutes following fine build-up work from DeAndre Yedlin.Bournemouth’s Adam Smith suffered what appeared a serious injury and play had to be suspended for eight minutes while he received treatment before being carried off with suspected knee ligament damage.Rondon grabbed his second five minutes before the break when he met Kenedy’s cross and directed a powerful header past Asmir Begovic.Bournemouth refused to lie down and made the most of eight added minutes at the end of the first half when Jefferson Lerma headed home a cross from Ryan Fraser to net his first goal for the club.Eddie Howe’s side were unfortunate not to come away with a point in the second half as Jordan Ibe fired over when clean through on goal and Dan Gosling’s 84th minute effort was ruled out for offside. A late strike from Jose Holebas earned Watford a 1-1 draw at a rain-soaked Southampton on Saturday and extended the home side’s winless run to eight Premier games while increasing the pressure on manager Mark Hughes.Manolo Gabbiadini gave the Saints the lead with a smart turn and finish in the 20th minute, profiting from good work by Danny Ings, who picked Roberto Pereyra’s pocket inside the penalty area and played in his fellow striker following a corner.The goal was the Italian’s first of the season but Holebas equalised in the 82nd to deny the Saints a much-needed victory and leave them one place above the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference ahead of the international break.The ball broke to Watford’s Greek defender just outside the Southampton area after bouncing off Gerard Deulofeu and he advanced into the box before unleashing a left-foot strike that took a deflection before flying past keeper Alex McCarthy.Watford also had a reasonable penalty appeal turned down by referee Simon Hooper just before the hour when Nathaniel Chalobah went down in the box, while at the other end substitute Charlie Austin had a goal controversially ruled out for offside.The draw lifted Watford into provisional seventh place with 20 points from 12 games above Manchester United, who face Manchester City in Sunday’s derby clash, on goal difference while Southampton have eight points.Huddersfield Town meanwhile missed a chance to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by West Ham United in an entertaining clash.The result left Huddersfield in 19th position on seven points from 12 games, one behind Cardiff City and 17th-placed Crystal Palace, who were at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the day’s 1730 GMT fixture.Alex Pritchard gave Huddersfield a sixth-minute lead with a scuffed shot from 16 metres which somehow trickled past West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski before Felipe Anderson levelled with an opportunist 74th-minute goal.The match got off to a flying start as Fabianski kept out a Steve Mounie header and Marko Arnautovic missed a gilt-edged chance at the other end before Pritchard took advantage of a defensive error to delight the home fans.West Ham were fortunate not to fall two goals behind in the first half as Philip Billing’s swerving cross-turned-shot came off the inside of the post and Mounie forced another good save from the busy Fabianski.West Ham dominated after the break and almost turned the match on its head after the equaliser, when Issa Diop saw his thumping header cleared off the line by Aaron Mooy.last_img read more

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CJ Perez-led Lyceum whips Letran for 2-0 start

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Aside from Perez, the rest of the Pirates also did their part, with rookie Jayvee Marcelino nabbing 16 markers and two dimes.Wilson Baltazar went 4-of-6 from threes to drop 14 points, MJ Ayaay had 13 markers, five boards, and four assists, and Jaycee Marcelino got 12 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“There’s no metric to where we are right now,” said Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson. “What I always love about this team is we always share the ball. That goes both ways, offensively and defensively. The players are just being active and enjoying the game.”The Pirates broke loose in the second half, with their 11-0 start igniting a 38-point third quarter, where they even led by as much as 21, 72-51, with four minutes left in the period. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCJ Perez and Lyceum continued to impress in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup, this time, handing Letran a 99-90 beating Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The energetic swingman once again showed the way for the Pirates, unloading 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, and a block to keep their team on top of Group A at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home 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 GlobalPort stuns Meralco Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR LETRAN 90 – Nambatac 21, Bernabe 16, Balanza 14, Quinto 8, Caralipio 8, Balagasay 7, Calvo 5, Pamulaklakin 4, Ambohot 3, Gedaria 2, Vacaro 2, Taladua 0, Villanueva 0, Mandreza 0.Quarters: 22-16, 42-36, 80-64, 99-90. View comments Despite another promising outing, Robinson said the challenge for Lyceum is to keep working.“We’re always trying to sharpen our saw. It’s always going to be constant teaching on my end so that the players won’t be complacent.”Rey Nambatac topped Letran (0-2) with 21 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Maui Bernabe got 16 markers and five boards in the losing effort.The scores:LYCEUM 99 – Perez 16, Jv. Marcelino 16, Baltazar 14, Ayaay 13, Jc. Marcelino 12, Nzeusseu 10, Ibanez 5, Santos 5, Tansingco 3, Pretta 3, Serrano 2, Marata 0, Liwag 0, Cinco 0, Pallares 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertelast_img read more

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Union picnic celebrates togetherness

first_imgEven so, labor union members spent Monday wiping their brows. Thanks to the sticky, miserable heat wave hovering over the South Bay, thousands of workers enjoying the day off had to cope with abnormally high temperatures Monday at the traditional labor union picnic in Wilmington. “It’s a good thing this is a park with a lot of trees,” remarked Vanessa Valles of San Pedro after staking out her family’s spot with a blanket under a huge tree in Banning Park. Longtime longshore union official David Arian, meanwhile, headed straight for a tower of dripping bags of ice to lean against as he made a telephone call. But despite the heat, the crowds appeared as big as ever for the parade into the park and the rally and picnic afterward. Several Los Angeles area unions come together for the event each year to celebrate the labor union movement while having a bit of fun on a day off. There were dockworkers, teachers, building trade workers, nurses, Hollywood screenwriters and truck drivers in a diverse showing of labor solidarity. Booths offered information on issues such as universal health care and bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq. T-shirts and signs emblazoned with popular slogans were everywhere: “A War Budget Leaves Every Child Behind”; “Labor: We Have the Power”; “United Teachers: Teach Peace and Justice”; “Radical Women”; “A Woman’s Place is in Her Union”; “West Coast Longies on the Waterfront.” Petitions were passed, and voters were registered. Political candidates were also present. At least two Democratic presidential hopefuls, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, had volunteers manning tables with bumper stickers and brochures and pins. Passing out Edwards material, Becky Bayless of Harbor City said the campaign was buoyed by the announcement earlier in the day of two major labor union endorsements. From the stage there was music by the Brian Young Blues Station Band interspersed with spirited speeches. Hot dogs and soft drinks and bottles of water were served up by the hundreds. “It’s like a big family,” said Valles, whose husband is a member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. “There are a lot of (union) stereotypes, but everyone here takes care of each other.” With contracts for more than 200,000 Los Angeles area workers set to be renegotiated soon, there was no shortage of fervor at this year’s party. “It’s a big year with all the contracts coming up,” said ILWU International Vice President Joe Radisich, who also serves on the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. The ILWU’s contract will be renegotiated in 2008, a process that will be closely watched after the 2002 negotiations resulted in an employer lock-out that virtually shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 10 days. Billions of dollars in imports sat stranded on ships in the harbor, and the economic ramifications were felt for months. While some ILWU workers predict a smoother process this time, Radisich said the union is taking nothing for granted. “We need to hope for the best but prepare for the worst,” he said. The ILWU will hold its first caucus in late January, formally kicking off the union’s negotiation season. On a broader scope, national health care and anti-war messages went over well from the stage. “There’s something wrong with this country,” said Joshua Pechthalt, vice present of United Teachers of Los Angeles, who criticized national spending on the Iraq war rather than on providing health care. “It’s time we get better organized and get our people into the streets. We need to make our children and our seniors the priority they should be in this society.” But mostly, families just came to enjoy an extra day off from work and some camaraderie, despite the almost unbearable heat. John and Kim Ollie of San Pedro found a spot in the shade beneath a large tree near the stage. “It’s good to see everyone without work on their mind,” said ILWU worker John Ollie. “It’s all about the brothers and sisters.” Temperatures hovered around 100 degrees in Wilmington on Monday, according to weather reports. That’s bad enough. But taking into effect factors like humidity (which had climbed to 37 percent by the afternoon), solar intensity and wind speed, the “real feel” temperature was more like 107, according to the AccuWeather Web site. “Everybody who came out today for this parade and picnic has to be a true believer,” said Bob Schoonover, one of the speakers from the stage. But as the heat continued to rise, the Ollies already were planning the rest of their free afternoon. They soon would be heading out for San Pedro’s Point Fermin Park atop the south-facing ocean cliffs. Temperatures there managed to stayed remarkably cooler throughout the long, steamy weekend. donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WILMINGTON: The annual event serves up spirited speeches, fun. By Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER They weren’t laboring on Labor Day. last_img read more

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Sherwood wants Aston Villa star to recapture his goalscoring touch

first_img1 Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood wants loan star Tom Cleverley to recapture his goalscoring touch.The Manchester United midfielder impressed Sherwood during the 2009-10 season when he hit 11 Championship goals while on loan at Watford.Cleverley has now notched in consecutive matches and his manager thinks it could continue“He can burst from midfield and when he gets in there he has a cool head,” Sherwood said. “I saw him score many, many goals when he was on loan from Manchester United to Watford.“That was a few years ago but you don’t lose that. You don’t lose that knack. I think we need to get that back.“He works tirelessly. But he has more than that – he can burst forward and score. He has two in two now and I’m waiting for the next one against West Ham.” Tom Cleverley in action for Aston Villa last_img read more

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Bristol City forward Lee Tomlin linked with shock move to Ligue 1

first_imgMarseille are reportedly preparing a shock move for former Bournemouth and Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lee Tomlin.The 27-year-old, who is currently plying his trade with Bristol City in the Championship, has bagged four goals in 17 matches so far this season.According to France Football, scouts from Marseille have been watching Tomlin closely during that time and been suitably impressed.The French club are expected to go on a spending spree during the January transfer window following billionaire Frank McCourt’s takeover.And it may well be that Tomlin is one of Marseille’s first additions under their new ownership after glowing reports from scouts.However, having only signed the Englishman in the summer, Bristol City would be reluctant to let him go. 1 Lee Tomlin in action for Bristol City last_img read more

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‘I am used to winning, not losing’ – David Moyes vows to fight on at Sunderland

first_img1 Sunderland manager David Moyes Embattled Sunderland boss David Moyes has vowed to fight on after fans turned on him in the wake of a costly derby defeat at Middlesbrough.The 54-year-old Scot, who on Wednesday morning was hit with a Football Association charge over comments he made to a female reporter last month, finished a bad day on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline at the Riverside Stadium.The result means the rock-bottom Black Cats, who remain 12 points adrift of 17th-placed Hull, could be relegated on Saturday, and prompted sections of the travelling supporters to sing “We want Moyesy out” during the game.However, asked afterwards if he would quit, Moyes said: “No, I’m here, I’m the manager, you take it on the chin.“There is nobody who wants to win more than me. I am used to winning, I’m not used to losing and I don’t want to get used to it either.“I’m a football supporter, I know what it’s like. You don’t like seeing your team lose. When you are the manager and bottom of the league, then it’s expected.“But let me tell you, it’s the first time that it’s happened at any club I’ve been at.”Indeed, the Sunderland boss felt his side had played well in patches at the Riverside, if lacking a cutting edge, and defended his players after they were subjected to a chorus of “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” after the final whistle.He said: “Tonight we have lost, but there are ways to lose and tonight the players put in a performance that would have given us a chance of winning other games.”last_img read more

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Heat wave didn’t help chill crime

first_img“Officers weren’t (just) sitting in their cars with the air conditioning on,” Moore said. “But we still have challenges. Persistence is helping us in identifying these criminals, but we just need to continue to do that on a broader scale.” This week, police could get some help thanks to the burners suddenly cooling. Insufferably hot commutes have turned to cool misty drives under a dank marine layer that has hugged the hills each morning. The Valley forecast this week is for low clouds and fog in the morning with cooler-than-normal highs in the 70s to mid-80s. “We’re finally getting our beloved June gloom – Southern California’s natural air conditioner – the first week of August,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist and research oceanographer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca¤ada Flintridge. “And I’m lovin’ it. “(But) my advice to Angelenos: Enjoy it now, because we’ve still got the Santa Anas of August and September to look forward to.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Last month’s record-breaking heat wave finally fizzled, but criminal activity sizzled in the San Fernando Valley during that time, contributing to an increase in violent crime, officials said Monday. “Would (criminals) just head for cover and stand down? Unfortunately, even with the impact of the heat, we saw an increase in violent crime,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley’s commanding officer. The month of July was one of the hottest months on record, and almost as humid, weather forecasters said. From July 6 to July 26, the Valley sustained 100-plus-degree temperatures, including an all-time Los Angeles County record of 119 in Woodland Hills. At the same time, humidity ranged from 40 percent to 70 percent, with unseasonal tropical moisture drawn from the Gulf of Mexico. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe result was a 21-day cauldron in the L.A. Basin that prompted heat advisories, emergency shelters and widespread power outages as air conditioners hummed into overtime. Two people even died from the heat in Los Angeles County, the Coroner’s Office said. But criminals still went to work. The LAPD’s Valley bureaus reported 174 instances of violent crimes for the week ending July 22 compared with 130 the week before. Violent crime includes homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults. Street robberies, which increased by 9 percent citywide from June 24 to July 22, dropped in the Valley, but contributed to the bulk of overall violent crimes. There were 52 street robberies the week ending July 22, compared with 87 the week before. But some divisions saw success, Moore said. In North Hollywood, there were 19 reports of violent crimes for the week ending July 22, compared with 47 the week before. last_img read more

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LAUSD legislation faces key vote

first_imgAmendments to appease various legislators and interest groups followed. When faced with vocal resistance from Sen. Marta Escutia, D-Montebello, the bill was amended to give the southeast cities she represents a greater say in the district. Days later, after previously unanimously opposing the bill, the San Fernando City Council reversed its position to support. State Sen. Dean Florez says the bill has lost its original focus. “This bill has been diluted completely. When you come to Sacramento, be prepared to compromise,” Florez said. “What’s unusual is nobody is talking about the kids.” Florez said that on the same day he met with the mayor to talk about the measure, he later got word that Los Angeles had filed a lawsuit against Kern County challenging its ban on the city trucking treated sewage sludge to the San Joaquin Valley. Florez, who said the move damaged the mayor’s credibility in his eyes, abstained from voting on Villaraigosa’s bill when it was in the Senate appropriations committee. In addition to numerous calls to legislators, Villaraigosa has traveled to Sacramento a half-dozen times to make personal pleas and appearances. Some of it has been to counter the district’s own political muscle. “The educational bureaucracy’s put up a fight … They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink,” he said. “Clearly, this is a bureaucracy that will say anything and do anything to stop our efforts at education reform, so they’ve been formidable.” LAUSD board member David Tokofsky said he has no specifics but believes deals have been made to usher the bill through. “There are so many ways to sum this up but it seems to me that fear and muscle are moving things and personal fights are being subjugated to the power of the leader and the speaker in a way that’s not good for government,” said Tokofsky. “From the beginning, you’ve never been able to find more than three people who say I like this idea: Romero, Nu ez, and Villaraigosa,” said Tokofsky, who was in Sacramento last week to try to persuade lawmakers to oppose the bill. “The other 116 \ have never been enthusiastic about this, but they said the bill is `speakerized,’ that they’re fearful of what will happen to them, and the leadership is telling them to vote this way or else.” Tokofsky claims Romero openly offered to take his bill amendments. While Romero said she made the offer, she said it was only for consideration. “This is what happens in the legislative process. The process of introducing legislation is always open to amendments: you meet with individuals, you take amendments, you offer them and some are taken and some are not,” Romero said. “It’s not about politicking. I have a whole slew of bills and this is what I do with every one of my bills, but not every one has been on the front page.” While political wheeling and dealing is not unusual, what is is asking the state to supercede local laws, said Bob Stern, director of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles. “\ has three great allies – the Speaker Nu ez, Gloria Romero in the Senate and the governor – you can’t get better than that. If Nu ez is saying this is an important bill, then legislators get worried about their important bills. Frankly, I don’t think this bill is very important to most legislators except the L.A. legislators,” Stern said. “I have to give the mayor credit for it, because he’s using the state legislature to accomplish his long-term goals. He was a powerful leader in Sacramento, he’s a very powerful guy now, and he can be an even more powerful person in a few years.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s fast-tracked legislation to gain control of Los Angeles’ public schools faces a key Senate vote today, just days before the legislative session runs out. But even as lawmakers race against the clock, nearly all accounts say approval has been virtually assured by the intensive lobbying campaign and nearly unprecedented support of a powerhouse coalition of political leaders. While few in the Capitol halls say they know of – or at least are publicly willing to talk about – any specific political favors being traded to keep the mayor’s legislation moving, most agree the wrangling has been rampant. Villaraigosa says he has not made any promises in exchange for support although some legislators see opportunities for leverage as the mayor gambles his political career on the bill. “Those conversations are inappropriate and did not take place,” the mayor said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesBut observers note the unspoken pressure of having Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, Sen. Gloria Romero, Senate President Pro-Tem Don Perata and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger all backing the bill. “I reserve the right to vote no,” Sen. Deborah Ortiz told Nu ez during a recent hearing on the LAUSD legislation. “I understand you are the speaker of the Assembly. I have some very important bills that I hope you will have an equally open mind about as I move through my last two weeks of my career.” Most expected the maneuvering to continue over the weekend after Perata, acknowledging there wasn’t enough support to get the bill out of the Senate on Thursday, postponed the vote. Perata predicted the votes would be there today, when the mayor also plans to be at the Capitol to help shepherd the legislation forward. Critics who question whether backroom deals are being cut as part of the efforts note that maneuvering began as soon as Villaraigosa backed off total mayoral control when it was evident the teachers’ unions would not support it. last_img
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NORTH’S VAT INCREASE ‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR DONEGAL, SAYS LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER

first_imgPRICES FOR goods in Donegal are now often cheaper than the North thanks to increased VAT in the UK to 20%, a local business leader said today.Toni Forrester, Chief Executive of Letterkenny Chamber, told donegaldaily.com that retailers in Donegal have a more level playing field and is hopeful that it will help the local economy.“The increase in the UK VAT rate to 20% will contribute to discouraging people from Donegal going across the border to shop,” said Ms Forrester. “Prices will inevitably increase  to allow for the 2.5% rise and other measures brought in at the last UK budget may mean prices could be increased even further as businesses struggle with increased costs.“This move by the UK government will bring VAT rates much closer together making more of a level playing field for places like the North West.“Prices across the board in Ireland have been coming down and it is becoming clear that the difference is negligible and in many cases prices are cheaper on this side of the border.“During the pre-Christmas period shoppers tended to stay local because of the weather and we hope that they will have seen evidence of the value to be found and will stay with the local providers who served them well during the Christmas period.” She is hopeful that Northern shoppers will begin returning to Letterkenny.The Chamber leader added: “The pressure on business at present is enormous, consumers are spending less and margins are tighter than ever.“Price increases North of the Border may also encourage northern shoppers to come back to Letterkenny to shop where they can find excellent value and deals on Sterling.“Doing business on the border is always a matter of swings and roundabouts and this Vat increase may offer much needed opportunities during the coming months.”A short time ago the pound had gained half a cent against the Euro to 85.88 with some predicting that sterling will rise in coming days following a favourable report on the UK economy in today’s Financial Times. NORTH’S VAT INCREASE ‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR DONEGAL, SAYS LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER was last modified: January 4th, 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

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Transfer news: Palace in for Niasse, Defoe to Rangers, Cherries want Liverpool ace

first_imga year ago3rd January 2019SeanA round-up of today’s business in the Football League: Preston have signed striker Jayden Stockley from Exeter for an undisclosed fee.Chelsea goalkeeper Bradley Collins has extended his loan spell at Burton until the end of the season.AFC Wimbledon have signed winger Dylan Connolly from Irish champions Dundalk.Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has completed his loan move to Spanish side Leganes for the rest of the season. Sheffield United left-back Daniel Lafferty has joined Peterborough on loan for the rest of the season.Zak Jules has left Shrewsbury by mutual consent.Rory Holden has joined Rochdale on loan from Bristol City until the end of the season. Wieger Sietsma has left MK Dons by mutual consent.Scunthorpe have signed full-back Tony McMahon from League One rivals Oxford on loan until the end of the season. The transfer window reopened on January 1 and Premier League clubs are expected to do big business.In the 2018 new year window, more than £400million was spent by top-flight teams to boost their squad at the mid-way point of the season.There are set to be plenty of deals done over the next month and we’ll keep you updated with all the top transfer news, rumours and gossip.Follow our live transfer blog below for the latest…FirstPrev1 of 1NextLasta year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyBournemouth have reportedly made a move for Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne. Eddie Howe has targeted Clyne in a loan deal until the end of the season, joining Cardiff in the race for the 27-year-old. Full story in The Sun. a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyCrystal Palace have made a £6.5million bid for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, report The Sun. Eagles boss Roy Hodgson is claimed to have turned to the 28-year-old Senegalese international after a loan deal for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke fell through. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanMesut Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal until at least the end of his contract in 2021 and possibly beyond, his agent reveals. The German playmaker has been linked with a move away from the Emirates after becoming a regular omission from Unai Emery’s starting XI.Full story here. ✍️ BREAKING: Preston North End are delighted to confirm the signing of @OfficialECFC striker Jayden Stockley for an undisclosed fee. ➡️ https://t.co/2vCMsF3qeK #pnefc pic.twitter.com/S2rJbUOO84— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) January 3, 2019a year ago3rd January 2019SeanIt’s expected to be a busy month of transfer business at Manchester United as the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revolution continues.We’ve put together a possible XI featuring players linked to the club, and it’s pretty tasty. Check it out here. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanChelsea set the ball rolling yesterday with the £58million signing of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund. But where does the 20-year-old American rank among the most expensive Premier League players of all-time? Find out here. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanMarouane Fellaini could be off to Turkey this month as Fenerbahce prepare to offer the Manchester United midfielder a huge deal. The Belgium international has seen just three minutes of Premier League action since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and reports suggest he is keen to leave Old Trafford. Full story here.a year ago3rd January 2019SeanEverton have reignited their interest in Barcelona misfit Malcom, according to reports in Spain. The Toffees were one of the many clubs trying to sign the Brazilian forward during the summer. Full story here. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanCesc Fabregas will reportedly play his last game for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Saturday. The midfielder appeared to wave goodbye to Stamford Bridge after the 0-0 draw against Southampton on Wednesday night, with Monaco close to completing a deal. However, these Chelsea fans don’t want to see him go. ⚽️🔥 Our latest signing was the top scorer in all four English leagues in 2018, just ahead of Liverpool’s Mo Salah and also scored more headed goals in the calendar year than any player in the top European leagues. #pnefc pic.twitter.com/67hEcXa6Ab— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) January 3, 2019a year ago3rd January 2019SeanArsenal have a defensive crisis on their hands and the need for reinforcements couldn’t be clearer. Here is how they could line up by the end of January, if reports are to be believed. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanPreston have signed Jayden Stockley from Exeter for an undisclosed fee. The striker scored 16 goals in 25 League Two appearances this season and will now have a crack at the Championship. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanCeltic and Rangers are both willing to take a chance on Jermain Defoe, according to reports.The 36-year-old Bournemouth striker is free to leave the Vitality this month. Full story here.a year ago3rd January 2019SeanBayern Munich have reportedly made a third bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. According to Sky Sports News, the German club have offered more than £30million for the 18-year-old, but the Blues value him at closer to £40million.Full story here.a year ago3rd January 2019SeanSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed midfielder Steven Davis is poised to rejoin Rangers.The 34-year-old Northern Ireland captain looks set to return to Ibrox, having left to sign for Saints during the summer of 2012. Full story here.a year ago3rd January 2019SeanWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has refused to rule out a move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.The 21-year-old forward is currently on loan at Aston Villa, where he has become the Championship’s joint-top goalscorer. Full story here. a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyHere’s the top gossip from today’s papers…center_img a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyArsenal have submitted a bid to sign Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas throughout the January transfer window, according to reports. Navas, the goalkeeper, has found himself relegated to a back-up role since Real signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea prior to the start of the season.Full story here a year ago3rd January 2019Damian MannionBREAKING: @JimWhite says Jermain Defoe is joining #RangersFC on loan. pic.twitter.com/J4dhx0O4Vu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 3, 2019a year ago3rd January 2019SeanAnd finally, here are your headlines from the Premier League: Mesut Ozil has no intention of leaving Arsenal, according to his agent.Christian Eriksen continues to stall over a new Tottenham contact.Bayern Munich make a third bid in excess of £30million for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is set to rejoin Rangers in the coming days. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanMaurizio Sarri has admitted he had absolutely no idea Chelsea were signing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund. The Blues confirmed the £58million deal on Wednesday, with the 20-year-old forward staying at Dortmund on loan until the end of the season.Full story here. a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyMesut Ozil’s agent says he wants to stay at Arsenal until at least the end of his contract in 2021.Ozil has been linked with a possible move away from the Emirates, having been left out of the starting line-up by Unai Emery on numerous occasions. a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been handed yet another transfer window problem with Isaac Hayden still keen to leave the club.The 23-year-old former Arsenal midfielder played in Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat by Manchester United at St James’ Park.That was his third successive start with Jonjo Shelvey working his way back to full match fitness after injury and South Korea international Ki Sung-yueng on international duty at the Asian Cup.However Hayden, who handed in a transfer request during the summer for family reasons, has revealed he still wants to go and is hopeful of getting his wish this month.He said: “It’s unchanged and the club have known that from day one. It wasn’t going to change. My family, my partner and daughter will always come first. Football is football, but family is more important.“The club have had conversations already. Hopefully a solution can be found. It wasn’t in the summer, but I was professional and got on with the job I have to do.”a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyFulham are considering ending Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s loan spell from Manchester United, report the Mail.The versatile defender joined the Craven Cottage club on a season long loan but has found first-team football hard to come by. a year ago3rd January 2019SeanTottenham could be forced to sell Christian Eriksen this summer if he continues to stall over a new contract. The Dane, whose current deal expires in 2020, was reportedly offered a new contract last month but he has not followed the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane by putting pen to paper. Full story here. a year ago3rd January 2019Alex VarneyChristian Eriksen is stalling on signing a new contract with Tottenham following a fresh offer from the club last month, report the Evening Standard.The midfield ace is out of contract in 18 months and Spurs would be forced to listen to offers for the 26-year-old in the summer if the situation remains unchanged. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona admire the playmaker. Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal bid for Real Madrid ace, Chelsea target Callum Wilson, Everton, Newcastle and Tottenham updatesFirstPrev1 of 1NextLastlast_img read more

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