Reno supporters demand better – Graham

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Struggling FC Reno will have to find a way to avoid relegation, says the club’s head coach, Michael Graham, after watching his team give up a one-goal lead to title chasing Humble Lion in Sunday’s 1-1 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League.”I am a little disappointed because at 1-0 up and playing well in the first half, we came out flat in the second-half and allowed Humble Lion too much time on the ball and a goal we were dreading happened,” stated Graham.Reno are precariously perched just above the relegation zone with 31 points in 10th place, but have breathing room between themselves and red zone teams Rivoli United (23) and Waterhouse FC (22).That, however, is no comfort to the ambitious Graham, who believes winning a paltry seven matches out of 27 is not good enough for the three-time League winners.According to Graham, the club’s rich history and the passionate diehard supporters demand more from their players.”We know where we are letting down the fans. We have an all-round decent squad of players, but for some reason, we cannot get the ball into the net. We tend to create plenty chances in match situations and score few.”That is why we are not doing as well as we would like, and it’s hurting the club’s prospects going forward,” reasoned Graham.Roshane Sharpe has taken on the club’s goal-getter role, netting his sixth goal of the season in Sunday’s match against Humble Lion at Frome Sports Complex.biggest headacheHowever, it’s in defence that Graham has the biggest headache. Reno have conceded 40 goals in all this season, making them the league’s second-worst defensive team behind ninth-placed Boys’ Town FC (43).”We realised that we are not doing a good job in defence, even though we have who I consider good players in there. We are not scoring enough, and on the other hand, we are conceding too many,” Graham said.”That is a recipe for disaster, and the club can do without that at the moment. However, we still have some critical matches ahead of us, so we must give our all to put ourselves at least mid-pack at the end of season,” added Graham.last_img read more


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Carlo Ancelotti: ‘Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe’

first_img 2 “Liverpool have improved a lot, they managed to reach the final last year and they started the season very well.“I think they have become one of the strongest teams in Europe. They have a great physical condition, they play with intensity and so they manage to overcome the challenges of the Champions League.”Ancelotti said he was surprised by the appointment of Hungarian Viktor Kassai as referee.The Italian criticised the official in April 2017, saying he “wasn’t up to the task” of a Champions League quarter-final after his Bayern Munich side were eliminated by Real Madrid, with midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow BEST OF RANKED Liverpool thrashed Napoli in pre-season England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Ancelotti has praised Klopp’s Liverpool silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted their pre-season friendly hammering by Liverpool highlighted exactly how not to play against Jurgen Klopp’s side.The Reds were 5-0 winners when the pair met in the Aviva Stadium in early August, with goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno. Ancelotti, facing Liverpool for the ninth time in his decorated career, knows they cannot afford to be as open against a team he rates as one of the best in Europe.“The Dublin match is an experience, it has taught us many things, for example how not to play against Liverpool,” he said.“It was a friendly match, we did not want to focus on the opponent.“The test will be very difficult, we will not have much time to think about what to do on the pitch, but we have a lot of confidence for tomorrow’s match and we will do it. REVEALED “Kassai reminds me of a bad memory for my former team and I am surprised by this appointment,” said Ancelotti.“Not a long time has passed. Time usually heals things, but does not cancel them.”Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, who has scored five times this season with three in last three, singled out Roberto Firmino as Liverpool’s key man.“Firmino is the most decisive player because he comes to play between the lines and opens the spaces to his team-mates,” he said.“I hope together with my team-mates to put them in trouble and be able to make chances.”last_img read more