Vardy scores, sees red but Leicester hold on

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP): Leicester are drawing on the fighting spirit it required to survive in the Premier League a year ago to win the title for the first time. Down to 10 men after being shaken by the dismissal of top scorer Jamie Vardy in the 56th minute, the leaders conceded twice to trail West Ham 2-1. On a day of drama and divisive refereeing at the King Power Stadium, there was one final twist in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Leicester’s substitute striker Leonardo Ulloa displayed coolness from the penalty spot to equalise. Despite dropping points with the 2-2 draw, Leicester extended their lead to eight points over Tottenham, which are at Stoke tonight. “We play every match with blood, heart and soul,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “I said thank you to my players, my fans. We must believe every time. It’s very important psychologically.” As it stands, Ranieri’s team only requires eight points from its final four matches to be sure of completing one of the most astonishing title wins in the history of English football. What’s more surprising is that the title race isn’t more open, given the collapse of defending champion Chelsea and Manchester rivals City and United struggling for consistency throughout the season. The platform to end a 12-year title drought has also been squandered by Arsenal, which have dropped to fourth this weekend after being held 1-1 by Crystal Palace yesterday. Yannick Bolasie’s late goal canceled out Alexis Sanchez’s first-half opener for Arsenal. Liverpool hasn’t challenged for the title since 2014 and the focus in this season of transition, that has seen Juergen Klopp replace Brendan Rodgers as manager, is now on winning the Europa League. Liverpool, which are eighth in the Premier League, followed up their midweek quarter-final win over Borussia Dortmund by beating Bournemouth 2-1. Daniel Sturridge scored after setting up Roberto Firmino’s opener as Liverpool moved to within two points of sixth-place West Ham with a game in hand to boost their bid for Europa League qualification. Liverpool could still land a spot in the Champions League by winning the Europa League. Leicester have already secured their place in European football’s elite competition for the first time and there’s already a party atmosphere at the King Power as the team edges closer to Premier League glory. perfect start Ranieri’s team Vardy got Leicester off to a perfect start by contributing his 22nd goal of the season in the 18th minute. A counterattack launched by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s long throw saw Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante carry the ball forward before setting up Vardy to strike across the face of goal into the net. But Vardy received the first of two bookings 10 minutes later for a late sliding challenge on Cheikhou Kouyate. The second came 11 minutes into the second half for being adjudged to have dived after being held back by Angelo Ogbonna and then tangling with the defender. Vardy was furious at being dismissed and he will now miss next Sunday’s game against Swansea through suspension. Leicester clung on, preserving their lead for almost 30 minutes before conceding twice late on. Andy Carroll netted from the spot in the 84th after Leicester captain Wes Morgan shoved Winston Reid over and Aaron Creswell put West Ham in front two minutes later. But four minutes into stoppage time, Carroll shoved Jeffrey Schlupp off the ball and this time Leicester were awarded a penalty by referee Jon Moss and Ulloa claimed a valuable leveler.last_img read more

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Gov’t Urged to Repeal Death Penalty Law

first_imgAs part of activities marking the 17th anniversary of the World Day against the Death Penalty, Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT-Liberia) and the Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) have called on the Liberian government to repeal the clause within the Penal Code that talks about death penalty.The two human rights organizations reminded the government that the country had acceded to the optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by UN General Assembly Resolution 2200A (XXI) of December 16, 1966 entry into force March 23,1976 in accordance with Article 49, which calls for the abolition of the death penalty in 2005, and increased the number of crimes punishable by the death penalty in its legislation in 2008.In a release, the organizations recounted the last execution in the country that took place in 2000, but lamented that the death sentences are still handed down by the court. They also expressed dismay that Liberia is the only country in the world to have gone backwards after accession to the United Nations protocol abolishing the death penalty.ACAT-Liberia and RAL in line with their action plans through a press release, further reminded the government of its responsibility to ensure it signed and ratified UNCAT and OPCAT, Operations to the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) are criminalized, and domesticated within the confines of the Liberian Law.This includes respect for human rights standards; a centerpiece for cooperation related to human rights and torture in particular, as related to the procedural rights of suspects, and accused persons, and provide data on all places of detention, and on all persons in detention in their respective jurisdictions.“Steps should also be taken to ensure that the data reflects detainees’ age, gender, vulnerabilities and other relevant information about socio-demographic and legal statuses,” the two organizations said in a release.The World Day Against the Death Penalty is celebrated on October 10 every year, but the organizations, in collaboration with partners including the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, FIACAT, Swedish Embassy, Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), and administration of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, will now celebrate the day on October 29, 2019 in Monrovia.The Day is set aside to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, and to raise awareness of the conditions and the circumstances which affect prisoners with death sentences.The focus of this year’s celebration is, “Children: Unseen Victims of Death Penalty.” Frequently forgotten, children of parents sentenced to death or executed carry a heavy emotional and psychological burden that can amount to the violation of their human rights.This trauma can occur at any, and all stages of the capital punishment of a parent: arrest trial, sentencing, death row stays, execution dates, execution itself, and its aftermath.The repeated cycles of hope and disappointment that can accompany all of these stages can have a long-term impact, occasionally well into adulthood.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Police donate cleaning materials to flood-hit victims

first_imgAs part of giving back to the community in which they serve, Police ranks in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) have pooled their resources to purchase cleaning detergents to distribute to the residents who were affected by the recent floods.Police Commander of Region Three, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord, along with his ranks during the distribution exercise on WednesdayPolice Commander of Region Three, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord, along with his ranks, conducted a distribution exercise on Wednesday, where they donated a variety of cleaning items to several households at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The policemen also made the timely donations to a teacher attached to the New Horizon Daycare and Playgroup in the Den Amstel Village, West Coast Demerara (WCD), so that the items could be used to assist in getting the much-needed daycare centre up and running again.Additionally, a Reverend of the Ebenezer Church Playgroup, which is also located at Den Amstel, WCD, received similar assistance from the law enforcement officials.According to Commander Lord, all of the items distributed were purchased from monies that his Police officers took out of their pockets.“My ranks willingly decided that they would donate monies towards purchasing the much-needed items so that they could help persons who were badly affected. This is our way of giving back to the community we serve and protect, and want to assist persons in this Region whenever we can,” he stated.last_img read more

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Tough day on diamond for Prieto, LBCC in loss to ELAC

first_imgPrieto had an uncharacteristic day on the mound, allowing six runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. Prior to Saturday’s outing, the left-hander had allowed just three earned runs in 39 innings. He helped his own cause in the first inning with an RBI single as the Vikings (11-12, 4-2) took a 1-0 lead. But East L.A. (17-5, 3-2) loaded the bases in the second against Prieto and proceeded to take a 4-1 lead and not look back. ELAC posted single runs in the sixth and seventh, ending Prieto’s day. Adam McNaught came on to wrap up the game with 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief. The Vikings rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh to make it 6-2. LBCC is back in action Thursday when it travels to face SCC rival Cerritos at 2:30 p.m. L.A. Harbor 3, Mt. SAC 2 (10) For a change, it just wasn’t sophomore pitcher Daniel Prieto’s day. For that matter, it’s wasn’t Long Beach City College’s baseball team’s day either, as the Vikings fell to East L.A., 6-2 in a South Coast Conference game, snapping a four-game winning streak on Saturday at Joe Hicks Memorial Field. center_img The Seahawks (11-9, 4-0) rallied to tie their South Coast Conference game in the bottom of the ninth and win it in the 10th. Trailing 2-1, LAHC got a two-out RBI single from Ruben Noriega in the ninth to force extra innings. In the 10th, the Seahawks loaded the bases and scored the winning run when Mt. SAC reliever Johnny Contreras hit Steve Carrillo with his first pitch to force home the winning run. Starter Eric Naefke scattered seven hits and allowed two runs in seven solid innings. Sean Denhart pitched the eighth and Francisco Serrano tossed the last two innings for the win – the two combining on three frames of hitless relief. COLLEGE SOFTBALLCS Dominguez Hills 4-9, Chico State 9-1Freshman pitcher Michelle Medina picked up her first collegiate win in her first start as the Toros (12-11, 4-6) won the nightcap to split a CCAA doubleheader with Chico State (9-13, 5-9). 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

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Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs could benefit from Man City’s transfer dilemma

first_img1 Could Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham benefit from Man City’s transfer dilemma? Manchester City have a dilemma on their hands. Txiki Begiristain is on the verge of tying up a deal for Porto and France centre back Eliaquim Mangala, and that should be good news for the Manchester side considering his big reputation. Mangala also brings a problem however: if City want to register him to play in the Premier League, they will need to offset his arrival by demoting another player, with the English top flight’s quota of 17 overseas players already met before adding the Frenchman to the ranks. In the Champions League, things are even worse, with City’s reduced 21-man squad only allowing 16 overseas players after their trouble with Financial Fair Play, so they may even need to sell two of their foreign stars ahead of the European season. With City’s hand forced, other clubs – including English rivals – could benefit from their situation. talkSPORT looks at the three players facing the axe, and who could snap them up…Name: Alvaro NegredoPosition: StrikerAge: 28Why sell him?It seems incredible that a man who scored 23 goals in his first season in England could be on the verge of leaving the Etihad, but Alvaro Negredo has fallen out of favour somewhat in recent months. While his first half of the season was notable – scoring 14 goals and providing four assists across the league and Champions League before January was over – the Spaniard’s form dipped thereafter, and physical issues hampered his final months of the 2013/14 campaign.Manuel Pellegrini clearly sees Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko as his two most reliable strikers, while there is also a feeling that Stevan Jovetic could offer more in the long-term than Negredo. That could lead to the former Sevilla man’s exit.Where could he go?Atletico Madrid were keen to bring Negredo back to Spain earlier this summer, but with City playing hard ball, they moved quickly to tie up Mario Mandzukic instead, and it is unlikely that the La Liga champions will have the cash to fund another big forward signing.More realistic destinations could lie closer to home. Tottenham were linked with Negredo earlier this summer, and the forward’s aggressive playing style certainly fits the high intensity Mauricio Pochettino demands. ‘La Bestia’ is also familiar with Roberto Soldado from their time on international duty together, so that good further strengthen his case. Spurs do need another striker, but it remains to be seen how much they are willing to spend after Soldado’s disappointing first season in London.Across the capital, Arsenal are another club in need of an additional centre forward, and Negredo could fit the bill. In only his first season in English football, the Spaniard has already bettered Olivier Giroud’s personal best with a Premier League side (23 goals in all competitions compared to 22 from the Frenchman), and in general he has been more prolific at a higher level over the course of his career. The Gunners have already shown they are serious about making major reinforcements this summer, so could they take advantage of City’s situation?Name: Javi GarciaPosition: Holding midfielder and centre backAge: 27Why sell him?In the latter half of last season Javi Garcia proved important for City while playing in his more natural role as a holding midfielder, but looking at the entirety of his two years at the Etihad, the overall sensation is one of disappointment. With City adding defensive midfielder Fernando to their ranks this summer, there could be less of a need for Garcia in that area of the pitch, while the imminent signing of Mangala means Manuel Pellegrini will no longer have to look to the Spaniard as a centre back in emergencies. Garcia’s versatility could work in his favour – if two players out of three have to be cut, it makes sense to keep the one capable of covering two positions –  but he certainly isn’t indispensable at the moment.Where could he go?Garcia’s compatriot Rafa Benitez is said to be keen to sign the former Real Madrid player for Napoli, and in many ways that’s a move that makes sense, but there will also be Premier League clubs with an eye on his situation. Liverpool – who were linked with Garcia during his Benfica days and are trying to offload Lucas Leiva at the moment – could perhaps use some cover in the defensive midfield positions.Name: Matija NastasicPosition: Centre backAge: 21Why sell him?The Serbia international’s fitness is a major concern for City, after he missed large stretches of last season through injury, and the addition of Eliaquim Mangala in the same position will leave him further down the pecking order.Where could he go?A return to Italy could be on the cards for Nastasic, with both Juventus and former club Fiorentina linked with his signature. As far as Premier League sides go, his injury issues may be off-putting, but with a lack of central defenders available in the market, don’t rule out a surprise move from a cunning club willing to take a risk.City fans, would you be sad to lose any of these players? Let us know below…last_img read more

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COUNCILLOR BLASTS MINISTER OVER POSSIBLE ‘TOXIC TIME BOMB’ OFF DONEGAL

first_imgCouncillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has blasted Minister Alan Kelly over his response to local concerns over the contents of chemical weapon dumpsites located off the coast of Donegal.Is there toxic waste dumped off Donegal?Cllr Ó Fearraigh, who this week received a reply from the Minister after the issue was raised in the Dáil by party colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty, says the Minister’s response shows the complete contempt which he has for the concerns of local people who remain fearful of the contents of these sites.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said “After this issue was originally brought to my attention by local communities in West Donegal I immediately set about working on it as I wanted to try and allay the fears of local people and get to the bottom of this issue.” “In early October, I put a motion before Donegal County Council in which I called on the local authority and the Department to investigate these claims that barrels containing potentially toxic material lie dumped off the county’s coast.”“I also asked Deputy Pearse Doherty to raise the issue with the Minister and a Dáil Question was subsequently tabled asking Minister Kelly to provide details of the action which has been taken to date to ensure that these sites do not pose a serious risk to the public and to the environment and also to ask if he now plans to initiate a report into these sites.”“The Minister, in his reply, gives no indication that any action neither by him nor indeed by his Department has been carried out to date and he completely ignores the calls made for the commencement of a report to examine the risks which these sites may pose.”The Sinn Fein councillor said this is simply outrages and shows that this Government has nothing but complete contempt for the people of this county and for their wellbeing. “Past investigations by intergovernmental organisations and research agencies have confirmed that sites containing such material do in fact exist and have their origins dating back as far as the First World War.”“A report compiled in 2010 by the OSPAR Commission into past dumping at sea of chemical weapons and munitions, explicitly states that there are five such dumping sites known to exist off the Donegal coast and that each of these locations – worryingly – contain dangerous and potentially lethal chemical substances such as mustard agent and phosphorus which are both strongly mutagenic and carcinogenic.”“The report confirms that much of what we know about these dumping sites comes from information supplied to Ireland by the various overseas contracted parties and organisations such as NATO, the Royal Society in the UK, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and the Scottish Office of Agriculture, the Environment and Fisheries Department.”“OSPAR’s report also states that the extent of these sites is not known and that there is huge uncertainty surrounding the quantities, type, location and present condition and stability of these dumped materials.”“This lack of information is exactly why Sinn Féin has called on authorities here to compile a report into these sites and to better our understanding as to the true extent of this problem.” “It has been confirmed that most discoveries of these materials found within the OSPAR maritime area have been made by fishermen and that injuries have occurred in the past when fishermen came into contact with dumped substances while out at sea.”“These sites, for all that we know, could potentially be toxic ticking time bombs. Are the Government happy to simply wait until such time as we see someone seriously injured or possibly killed before they will act?“I would urge anyone who should encounter such materials either while at sea or washed up on our coast to report such incidences to the Irish Navy and the Irish Coast Guard.”COUNCILLOR BLASTS MINISTER OVER POSSIBLE ‘TOXIC TIME BOMB’ OFF DONEGAL was last modified: November 11th, 2015 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:donegaldumpedtoxic wastelast_img read more

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My Donegal… with bikini model Alannah Harrigan

first_imgAlannah Harrigan, from Burnfoot, is a makeup artist and model. She is currently competing to reach the finals of Miss Bikini Ireland, the winner of whom will have the chance to represent Ireland in the Dominican Republic at Swimsuit USA.Alannah also blogs about makeup, fashion, and more recently her progress in Miss Bikini Ireland.To help Alannah get to the Dominican Republic you can help her by texting ‘BIKINI 109’ to 57003, as votes for the final are 50% from the judges and 50% from the public. Text cost €1 and are unlimited up until the final on the 14th of October. If you are voting from Northern Ireland or the UK text ‘BIKINI 109’ to 60999. An avid athlete, Alannah can be found at the gym 3 – 4 times a week, or more recently everyday as she prepares for the Miss Bikini Ireland final.(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?One of my favourite places is definitely an Grianan in Burt , the view up there is something else especially on a nice day you can see for miles around . Another favourite would be Fort Dunree , another great view point . (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I wouldn’t really change anything about Donegal , maybe the internet speed though .(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?I have a whole lot of people I look up too I couldn’t just pick one person . I admire anyone who is hard working & passionate about what they do.(4) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?I was born here so I have so many good memorys .I actually really enjoyed secondary school . I went to Colaiste Chineal Eoghain in Buncrana, an all Irish Speaking Secondary school . I love Irish , there were only seven people in my class and we all had such a great relationship .Even with the teachers and the other years everyone was like one big family & we got to do a lot of things like talent shows , quizzes , school trip with other schools. I also really enjoyed going to Culdaff beach during the summer , it always felt like we were on a holiday when we were there even though we were only half an hour down the road .(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The All Ireland 4 years ago was a big proud moment for the county, I still remember the buzz about Donegal after they won . .(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?To cure all illnesses . There are so many people suffering in this world and I think most people’s wish would be to cure all illnesses . No one likes to see anyone suffering .(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football special is one of my favourite Donegal made products, sadly it’s a rare treat at the minute .(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Jim McGuiness because of his positive attitude & dedication . (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?I like getting compliments about my personality more then a compliment on my physical appearance . So a compliment to do with my personality .(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Couldn’t choose one person but the Donegal team of 2012 would be up there.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?We are spoilt for choice when it comes to good food in Donegal. My favourite restaurant would probably be Harry’s in Bridgend . They use fresh local produce & the food is just amazing . I also like Stateside in Letterkenny & they do a lovely Paleo Menu for anyone trying to eat healthier .(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘It’ll be grand’ , we’re all so easy going and use the word ‘grand’ a lot . Nothing ever seems to be too much of a problem . (13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?There is not enough work & a lot of young people have to go aboard to get work .(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?I love sea food & Donegal is known for having nice fresh fish .(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people? I can’t think of anything that annoys me about Donegal people .(16) Do you have a favourite local band?Velvet Rose are a duo from Inishowen , both girls Caitlin & Chloe have amazing voices & there harmonies are flawless . They play at weddings & do gigs. There Facebook page has videos of them singing also .(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?I would improve some of the schools in Donegal if I had a million euro , as some schools don’t have proper classrooms , not enough funding for trips , special needs assistants & materials for there subjects .(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?It’s not really too unusual but probably Galway , when I was down there for awhile I was able to tell my family what was happening in Donegal before they knew about it.(19) What is your favourite thing about modelling? I loved getting glammed up before a photoshoot, I find it really relaxing . To be honest I enjoy every aspect of it .(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Donegal people are great for supporting each other & there is a great sense of community. When an event occurs everyone seems topull together .I also like that the Irish language in Donegal is still being spoken in the Gaeltachts & in non Gaeltacht areas . The Irish Language is really important to me as it is a big part of Irish culture & history .My Donegal… with bikini model Alannah Harrigan was last modified: October 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:allanah harriganbloggerBurnfootMake-up artistMiss Bikini IrelandMY DONEGALswimsuit usalast_img read more

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GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgKILCAR CLUB NOTES 05.12.12 CLG Chill Chartha 10 week draw. Week 2 winners: €1000 – Celan Curran, Bogagh. €500 – Paddy McBrearty, Doonin. €300 – Ferguson McGroary & Odie McBride, Carrick. €200 – Bridie McSweeney, Cruckarra. €200 – Kellie Carr, Glencolmcille. €200 – Kevin Gallagher, Cashlings. Congratulations to the Minor Team and management on winning the County Minor Championship. It was a fantastic achievement and a very proud day for the club and a result of the great work that has gone into preparing players at underage level. There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week and next week it will be €3200. Winning numbers were 12,20,24,30. Drawn winners were €50 – Mark O’Donnell, Castlecarn, €30 – Ann Carr, Keenaghan, €20 – Con Curran, Bogagh. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot €1600 on 46 numbers. Some of the winners were: Michelle McBrearty€140, Margaret Byrne €140, Eithne Byrne €70, Marie Cunningham €70, Ellen O Donnell €70, Angela Lowther €110, Una O Gara €150, Mary Teresa Doherty €120, Maire Boyle €70. Lotto Sellers this weekend: Sat 8th Dec: Barry Shovelin, Noel Mc Ginley & Paul O Donnell. Sun 9th Dec: John Curran & Kevin Doogan. CLG Chill Chartha will host the Annual Dinner Dance in the Blue Haven on Saturday 15th December.Tickets are €25 and are available from club officers. Anyone who would like to submitt team photos or match photos for 2012 for use in club website and social media can send them to the PRO on (086) 3333320.GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 4th, 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:Donegal GAAGAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest: Confirmed teams and live stream

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Nottingham Forest can move into the Championship play-off places if they win at Aston Villa on Wednesday evening,The second tier clash – which is LIVE on talkSPORT 2 – pits Dean Smith’s promotion contenders against Aitor Karanka’s side, who have performed beyond expectations to sit seventh prior to kick-off. 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade However, a defeat to Villa could see Forest drop down the table – with their opponents moving past them on goal difference.Both teams head into Wednesday’s clash on the back of wins, with Forest defeating Hull on Saturday, before Villa’s 4-2 defeat of local rivals Birmingham in Sunday’s Second City derby.What the managers are sayingDean Smith (Aston Villa): “I always see games against the big teams as opportunities. The same with any game really. But what’s pleasing me the most is that the players now also see them as opportunities, too. They’re looking forward to the games, I can see that. We’ve now won three games on the spin. This group knows how to win games, they did it enough last season and were unfortunate at the last hurdle.”Aitor Karanka (Nottingham Forest): “The way that we are playing now and for sure we still need to improve. We are in November and we have much more to come, but it is true since the day we changed 10 players, and in the summer we changed another six or seven players, it has been hard work for everybody at the club and the training ground.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 will bring you full live commentary of Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest. Click here for the live commentary stream, or listen below Dean Smith has turned Villa’s form around since his appointment as manager shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img REVEALED ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY Latest Football News REVEALED RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice REPLY Confirmed teamsAston Villa: Nyland, Hutton, Chester, Tuanzebe, Taylor, McGinn, Hourihane, Kodjia, Grealish, Bolasie, AbrahamNottingham Forest: Pantilimon; Darikwa, Figueiredo, Dawson, Robinson; Colback, Yacob; Lolley, Carvalho, Cash; Grabbanlast_img read more

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GAA: ‘TIME TO LEAVE DONEGAL ALONE’ SAYS McBREARTY

first_imgDONEGAL player Patrick McBrearty has launched a staunch defence of Donegal and manager Jim McGuinness – and a scathing attack on the county’s critics.He may only be a teenager, but McBrearty spoke like a seasoned player in an interview for the official GAA website.“I think the criticism was a wee bit unfair, to be honest,” teenager McBrearty said. “Gaelic football is about how you perform, it’s about the final score at the end of the game and what the final score is on the scoreboard.“I think Jim McGuinness did an unbelievable job with us last year. He brought an Ulster title back to the county for the first time in 19 years and he received criticism for it.“I think the criticism that was given towards the team was unfair, but you have to take the criticism on the chin and keep going.“We all have great respect for Jim and what he has done for us as players. Everybody in the squad has the same respect for each other, whether it be the kit man right up to Jim or the captain of the team. Every man is treated the same. “The work he has done this past year compared to the where Donegal were the past couple of years is unbelievable.”Donegal, having been promoted to Division One of the Allianz Football League, have made a struggling start to 2012 with defeats to Down and Laois. GAA: ‘TIME TO LEAVE DONEGAL ALONE’ SAYS McBREARTY was last modified: February 25th, 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:com first with the newsdonegaldailyGAA: ‘TIME TO LEAVE DONEGAL ALONE’ SAYS McBREARTYlast_img read more

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