PSG willing to pay Alderweireld £10m

first_imgAccording to reports in England, Toby Alderweireld is set to be targeted by Paris Saint-Germain with the club willing to pay for his £10m a year demandsThe defender looks increasingly likely to leave Tottenham in the summer after failing to agree on new terms for a new deal. Alderweireld has been demanding a new five year deal with a wage of around £200,000 per week, which is something that club chairman Daniel Levy is unwilling to match due to the Belgium international now being 29 years old.Now the Daily Mail has reported that PSG, among with Manchester United, are interested in securing Alderweireld’s services for the start of next season with the Ligue 1 leaders prepared to meet his demands in a bid to convince him to come to the Parc Des Princes.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Alderweireld that he is free to leave the club at the end of the season with Levy now in charge of the matter.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.After suffering a hamstring injury against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages, back in November, Alderweireld has struggled to regain his place in the starting 11 with an ongoing set of fitness and injury issues having hampered his progress.Belgium coach Roberto Martinez warned Alderweireld, last week, that he must start getting regular game time at Spurs again, if he is to make the final squad for the World Cup.last_img read more

Puyol Pique is the best centreback in the world

first_imgCarles Puyol has revealed that he believes that his former Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique is the best centre-back in the world right nowThe former Barcelona captain, who led the club to six La Liga titles during his 15 year career with the senior side, was full of praise of Pique and labelled him as the best defender in the world and remarked on how much he has improved over the years.“Right now, Pique is the best centre-back in the world,” said Puyol, according to Lavanguardia.“He’s the perfect age and physically he is in great shape. He’s always been very intelligent, but you notice it more now.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.”The same with his leadership, which he’s always had but now he’s in complete control on the pitch, especially at the back. That’s a plus.”His positioning has improved as well. He hardly ever loses his position and he knows how to read the game and to anticipate what’s going to happen. He never loses his head. He seems more responsible, too, something which comes with time and age.”“Now he picks his moments [to join in attacks] much better,. Maybe he will only go forward once in a game now but he has a gift, something intangible that very few players have. It’s called goal-scoring instinct and that allows him to be in the right place at the right time. It happened against Roma, he went forward once and he scored.”After graduating from the B team in 1999, Puyol went on to make 593 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona and led them to three Champions League titles. The former defender retired at the end of the 2013/14 season.last_img read more

60 million for Umtiti to Manchester United

first_imgThe Barcelona defender has lately been pushing for a pay rise but with no success, which has led to many speculations for his future in the Catalan club.There have been many rumours that due to his dissatisfaction with his paycheck at Barcelona, Umtiti is currently looking for a new club to join and get the sought after pay rise. Manchester United have reportedly offered him a nine million euro after tax per season. This has led the defender to believe he could be getting the same salary at his current club.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…According to Sports Witness, ever since Umtiti has inquired about getting more money, he has not given Barca a single reason for this as he has been performing better in attack, than in defence.This could mean Barca are doing Manchester United a favour as Jose Mourinho has been looking for quite a while to upgrade the Red Devils defence and Umtiti might be the right guy for the job.last_img read more

Stones praised Kompanys character

first_imgBoth of them helped Manchester City to win the Premier League title and they could face each other when England will face Belgium in the last game of the group stage – but John Stones thinks about Vincent Kompany as a friend.Stones admitted that Kompany has helped him a lot by giving him advice from the position of the more experienced player – and he has been very valuable for him despite his injury struggles.The Englishman spoke about the Belgian as he said, according to BBC:Virgil van Dijk, Premier League, LiverpoolKompany names van Dijk as the best center-back in the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 The former Manchester City star believes Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is better than what John Terry and Rio Ferdinand were.“He is a class act. I remember Vinnie was injured in my first season at Manchester City, and this season, but he got some clips he wanted to help me out with.”“We got the clips, sat down together and he wanted to give his advice and opinions on these actions.”“For someone to do that and try to help me as a young player says a lot about the person. I look up to him as a captain and as a friend because of the things he has done for me in the last two years.”last_img read more

Kylian Mbappe names his Ballon dOr candidates

first_imgThe Ballon d’Or award is the most highly-coveted individual prize that any footballer can hope to achieve during their playing career and Kylian Mbappe has now selected three men who he believes are worthy of it this yearThe prize was first awarded to Sir Stanley Matthews in 1956 and has seen football greats like Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, Eusebio and Alfredo di Stefano all having claimed the award for themselves during their illustrious playing careers.Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the Ballon d’Or for the past decade with the last other player to win the award being Kaka in 2007.So will we see a different winner this year?Well, Mbappe told AS that it may be a possibility with the 2018 World Cup winner having interestedly excluded a five-time winner in Messi from his shortlist of three candidates for this year’s Ballon d’Or.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.The Paris Saint-Germain star named the following three as his shortlist for the award this year:Cristiano RonaldoRaphael VaraneLuka ModricThe 19-year-old left out his France teammate Antoine Griezmann, who is believed to be a candidate this year after France’s World Cup triumph, and his PSG teammate Neymar.Mbappe explained that he picked the players who had won their third Champions League title and said: “to fill it out, I would add myself.”last_img read more

Hazards move to Madrid not inevitable Murphy

first_imgFormer Liverpool player Danny Murphy insists that Eden Hazard’s potential move from Chelsea to Real Madrid.The former England midfielder believes that Hazard is enjoying life in London and doesn’t see him leaving the club anytime soon.The Belgium captain has gone on to become one of the finest attacking players on the planet during his time at Stamford Bridge.He has been linked with a move to Real Madrid all summer to replace the already departed Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Italy to sign for Juventus earlier this summer.Murphy isn’t convinced the 27-year-old swapping west London for Madrid, with a transfer possible until August 31, is a sure-fire thing though.“I don’t think it’s inevitable that Hazard will end up at Real Madrid,” Murphy told bwin.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I think he’s very comfortable in London and he has handled the situation very professionally this summer.”“Hazard always speaks highly of Chelsea and I think he has the potential to get even better, to score more goals and to provide more assists.”“He is Chelsea’s world-class player in an attacking sense and the club will need him firing if they’re to get back into the top four this season.”Reports in the Spanish press say Real Madrid will make one last move for Hazard before the transfer window closes on August 31.Los Blancos have already seen their initial approach for the player rejected this summer by Chelsea.last_img read more

Forlan Nice guy Suarez no longer bites

first_imgDiego Forlan believes that his former Uruguay strike partner Luis Suarez has spoken to the right professionals and put the biting habits behind himThe strike duo led Uruguay to the Copa America title in 2011, but were unable to match the feat at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.For Suarez, in particular, the tournament proved to be a defining moment in his career after he was handed a four-month ban from football by FIFA for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s final group game.“You could see in that dressing room when he did that, you could see his face,” Forlan told CNN Sport.“You didn’t need to go there and talk to him because he knew he made a mistake.“There was nothing we could do it that moment. It’s better, when you know him, to give him space to talk with his family and to talk with people he needs to talk to, whether that’s me, another player or a coach.”samuel umtiti, barcelonaBarca’s Umtiti out for weeks with broken bone George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot.Last week, Samuel Umtiti withdrew from…Suarez was also involved in another two biting incidents and racially abused Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in 2011.“I know him, he’s a really nice guy. Sometimes he used to react in a bad way,” said Forlan.“He spoke to the right professionals so he could change it and now he’s at a great club.”He added: “Of course he made mistakes and he accepted it. I know what type of guy he is and I know he wanted to change it. I am really happy for him because he did it.”Suarez revealed that a therapist helped him cure an “impulse” to bite people after the 2014 World Cup.last_img read more

AlexanderArnold believes in Liverpool improvement

first_imgThe Reds’ footballer is confident his club will continue to grow in the 2018-2019 English Premier League seasonLiverpool is tied in third place in the English Premier League with 20 points.These are the same quantity of points first-place Manchester City has, but the Reds have six goals less than the Citizens.And for footballer Trent Alexander-Arnold, this is just the start of what can be a great year for Liverpool.“There’s a lot of room for improvement,” the 20-year-old said to ESPN.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.“We’ve got a lot more to give and a lot more to improve on.”“We know that we’re not a perfect team. That’s something we want to achieve — to be as close to perfection as possible. That’s what we’re working towards every day. We want to win as many games as possible. It doesn’t matter how we do it, we’re not fussed as long as we get the three points,” he explained.“That’s something we’ve shown this season — even when we haven’t been at our best, we’re still grinding out results and getting results on the board. That’s something that’s important to us and important for any team that wants to be successful.”“There have only been eight games, so we’ve still got another 30 to go. It’s a long season. We know it’s going to be very difficult, but it’s an aim of ours and we want to be around the top of the league come May,” Alexander-Arnold commented.last_img read more

Puel asks Morgan to manage things better

first_imgThe Leicester City defender has seen two red cards in the 2018-2019 English Premier League season, and manager Claude Puel believes he can do better.Leicester City defender Wes Morgan has seen a red card in two of the 2018-2019 English Premier League season matches.The footballer received two yellow cards against Bournemouth last September and then was sent off against Everton this month.And for manager Claude Puel, some of the yellow cards were not valid, but that does not excuse for Morgan not to behave better.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.“When we look at the video, some yellow cards are not,” said Puel to Sky Sports.“He’s been unlucky with the decision last time and, the game against Bournemouth, the second yellow card was not a foul.”“But he needs to manage the situation better. Fans can have their opinion, but I have a lot of respect for Wes,” Puel added.“He keeps a good level in his performance, and the training sessions. I respect all of our center-backs, because we have different possibilities.”last_img read more

US interim coach says Italy will not have it easy

first_imgThe United States and the Azzurri will play in Belgium in their last friendly match of the year 2018Italy will host the United States tomorrow night, in their last friendly match of this year.And for U.S. interim manager Dave Sarachan, the Azzurri will have a difficult time playing against the Americans.“Over the course of 12 months, in all the matches we’ve played, we’ve made it somewhat hard on teams; whether it’s getting in on tackles or blocking passing lanes or making it difficult for teams to really create a lot of chances,” Sarachan said according to ESPN.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I thought in the England game we lost that element a little bit.”“We’ve addressed that, being a little more of a risk-taking team and being more aggressive, not in a way to foul but just making it hard on the opponent. I think that’s what we’re looking for [on Tuesday].”“We’re always looking for goal scorers, and I think Josh has a fairly bright future with the program,” Sarachan added.“We felt it was important for him to get a head start in gaining experience and being a part of these important games, and I think in the big picture that’s going to go a long way.”last_img read more

Aguero and De Bruyne could return for Man City this weekend

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has announced that Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could be in contention for a return to action against Everton on SaturdayAguero has been sidelined for City’s last four games due to an adductor problem, while De Bruyne has been unavailable for over a month with knee problems.However, the duo have returned to full training with the first-team squad and suffered no pain afterwards.Now Guardiola will make his final decision on Aguero and De Bruyne after Friday afternoon’s last training session.“Sergio did the last two training sessions. On Thursday, he trained with the team,” said Guardiola on the club website. “He has no pain and we will decide.“With Kevin, it is the same case as Sergio – he has no pain but we will see.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.English centre-back John Stones is a doubt himself after asking to come off during City’s 2-1 Champions League win against Hoffenheim at half-time on Wednesday due to a knee problem.“Yesterday he (Stones) was in treatment,” said Guardiola.“Today he is training. We will see how they feel because when you have just 60 hours of recovery (it is difficult). We will see.”The former Barcelona coach confirmed that City will not be making any signings in January, despite the loss of left-back Benjamin Mendy.“No, we are not going to sign anyone,” he asserted.The City-Everton game will begin at 13:30 (CET) at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.last_img read more

Caribbean fruits star in Chef Niks Sauces

first_img New TCI Ambassador is Chef Nik Recommended for you ‘Sex’ a main subject tonight at Point Grace sponsored event Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CONCH-E-TITION 2014 Related Items:caribbean flavored bbq sauce, Chef Nik, Crackpot Kitchen Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 May 2015 – TCI Celebrity Chef Nik has unveiled a new line of sauces. “Crack Pot Kitchen tropical barbeque sauces has been a brain child of mine for quite some time. I had this brewing for a while and finally made the initial steps to bring it out, have it in a bottle, pretty label and processed for people around the Caribbean and worldwide.”The famous flavors of Chef Nik at Crackpot Kitchen can now be yours at home.“The whole plan for these barbeque sauces is to bring out a wide range of tropical barbeque sauces; you hear about Texas barbeque sauce smoked, hickory smoked, Memphis BBQ sauces which are some of the most popular in the world, but no one has ever heard of Caribbean flavored BBQ sauces such as Tamarind which is an exotic fruit of the Caribbean; Guava, soon I will be coming out with the Tropical Mango BBQ sauce, Tropical Pineapple BBQ Sauce and the Tropical Ginger Beer BBQ Sauce.”We recently featured Chek Nik and his line of tropical BBQ sauces which are flavored with island fruits like Tamarind and Guava on Turquoise Morning.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Commemorative Mango Tree Planted at Government House

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 21, 2017 – Nassau – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), along with Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre left) and Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon.  Romauld Ferreira (centre right), planted a Mango Tree in the Gardens of Government House to commemorate the planting of the 10,000th tree by the Ministry of the Environment, as part of a national Tree Planting Initiative, Wednesday, December 20, 2017.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)last_img

Napoli lacked intensity says Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has slammed his side for their lack of intensity in their goalless draw against Chievo on Saturday.Despite dominating possession and controlling the game, Napoli failed to break down a struggling Chievo side, and manager Ancelotti was frustrated with his team’s performance.“This game is a good test to understand what we are going into on Wednesday against Red Star Belgrade,” Ancelotti said in a press conference after the game. [via Football Italia]“It could be a very similar approach from the opposition, so dealing with this now can be helpful. There wasn’t enough intensity today, especially in the first half. After the break, we had more of a push, but the spaces were too tight.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“We were too bland in everything we did, from the attack to build-up play to defending. This allowed Chievo to play the kind of defensive game they wanted to.“We’ve already put it behind us, as we ought to worry about these games beforehand, not after they’ve already concluded.“There’s no point looking at the Serie A table now. We’ll look and evaluate only at the midway stage.”last_img read more

Guendouzi Playing for France is still my goal

first_imgArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi insists playing for France at senior level remains the dream for himThe 19-year-old has impressed in his first season of Premier League football and has started in 18 of his 24 appearances at Arsenal.Recently, Morocco attempted to convince Guendouzi to switch his allegiances and play his international football for them instead of France.The Paris-native is eligible to play for the Lions of the Atlas due to his Moroccan heritage and the fact that he’s only represented France at youth level.But Guendouzi insists his commitment to Les Bleus has never wavered.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I always played with young French teams,” Guendouzi told RMC.“The France A team is an objective, a dream. I know I have the capacity to go there one day. It will be up to me to continue working, not to get big-headed.“There are very big players in the middle of the field, international stars. I will continue to work and if one day I have to be there, I will be there. In any case, I strongly believe in it.”Guendouzi will likely feature in Arsenal’s trip to Anfield on Saturday against Premier League leaders Liverpool.last_img read more

Derby County closing in on deal to sign Ashley Cole

first_imgDerby County are reportedly closing on a deal to sign Ashley Cole on a free transfer following his departure from Los Angeles Galaxy.The former Chelsea left-back is expected to have a ­medical on Monday and sign a short-term deal until the end of the current campaign for little more than the £10,000 a week he was earning in LA, which for the Rams manager, Frank Lampard it’s a win, win situation.The Championship club will get the most ultra-professional defender and Cole will be given the chance to take his first steps in what he hopes will be a coaching career as distinguished as his playing career.Lampard said, according to Mirror Football: “Some of the way the media painted him was out of order. Anybody who knows Ashley Cole knows he’s polite.”Premier League Legends: Ashley Cole, England’s Eternal Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – August 19, 2019 It’s time to talk about one of the hardest-working players in Premier League history, the Legend that is full-back Ashley Cole.Now that we know…“He’s a family man, he adores the people around him.”“He trains diligently every day. He is nice to all the fans – and those things may have been glossed over in the past, but now the truth is coming out.”“If you give him one pound or £100,000 a week, you still get the same professional every day. He will turn up first to the ­training ground and give everything.”“He will help people around him and leave last. I understand people get obsessed with wages, but it has nothing to do with it.”last_img read more

The Old Globe Theatre brings Shakespeare to women in prison

first_img Posted: March 21, 2018 Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 21, 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’s largest arts organization, The Old Globe is using the arts to promote personal growth and change. The Globe has a program that’s reaching out to a very specific group, women in prison.KUSI’s Sasha Foo spoke with The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement Associate Director, Karen Ann Daniels, and Patricia Ceballos who is the Re-entry Program Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Department about the details of bringing Shakespeare to women in prison. center_img The Old Globe Theatre brings Shakespeare to women in prison Updated: 10:12 AM Sasha Foo last_img read more