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Liverpool January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Sturridge is Sevilla’s Plan B Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:20 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Liverpool Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up Sturridge is Sevilla’s Plan BLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is being lined up as an alternative option by Sevilla, if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, reports AS .Sevilla are keen to sign Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, but Chelsea are reluctant to sanction a deal until a replacement has been brought in.That has led Sevilla to consider other targets and Sturridge, who is reportedly interested in a January move in search of regular first-team football, is the back-up option. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mignolet considering Liverpool futureSimon Mignolet, Liverpool, 17/18Simon Mignolet is considering his Liverpool future due to what he described as an “unhealthy” goalkeeper situation at the club.Loris Karius, whose appearances this season have largely been restricted to the Champions League, started ahead of Mignolet for the FA Cup tie with Everton and Sunday’s dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City.Read the full story right here on Goal! Liverpool & City chase £20m-rated Norwich midfielderJames Maddison NorwichNorwich City midfielder James Maddison is attracting interest from leading Premier League clubs after an impressive season at Carrow Road, reports the Evening Standard .The England Under 21 international is a target for Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham, and would likely cost in the region of £20 million.However, Norwich don’t want to sell the 21-year-old during the January transfer window, with a summer deal a more likely option.Liverpool target Mahrez set on moveRiyad Mahrez Leicester CityLiverpool target Riyad Mahrez is determined to seal a move away from Leicester City in the current window and has an agreement to leave the club, claims The Sun .The Algeria international has been linked strongly with the Reds, fitting the profile of the attacking playmaker needed to replace Philippe Coutinho, while Arsenal are also reported suitors. And, while Leicester have insisted he is going nowhere, Mahrez will not give up in his attempts to force a sale and apparently has agreed with the club’s owners that he can go. Liverpool to loan out GrujicHD Marko GrujicLiverpool are ready to send midfielder Marko Grujic on loan to a Championship club, according to the Liverpool Echo .Grujic has made just six appearances for the Liverpool this season, and is a target for Premier League duo Huddersfield and West Ham.However, Jurgen Klopp is keen to ensure the 21-year-old is playing regularly in the second half of the season and a move to the Championship is now on the agenda.Bayern consider Martins moveGelson Martins Sporting CPBayern Munich have been scouting Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins with a view to a potential summer move, reports  O Jogo .Martins has been repeatedly linked with a move to Liverpool, but now Bayern are stepping up their interest as the Bundesliga club search for long-term replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.The 22-year-old has a €60 million release clause in his contract, but Sporting want to increase that figure to €100m and delay a sale until at least the end of the season.Can hints at Liverpool stayEmre Can LiverpoolEmre Can has suggested that he could yet extend his stay with Liverpool.The Germany international midfielder is out of contract this summer and has consistently been linked with a move to Juventus but could now sign a new deal at Anfield.Read the full story on Goal! Leicester determined to keep Mahrez Riyad Mahrez, Leicester CityLeicester City are committed to keeping Riyad Mahrez at the club beyond the January transfer window, according to manager Claude Puel.The Algeria international, a key member of the Foxes’ title-winning side of 2015-16, has been in top form recently, directly contributing to eight goals – five goals, three assists – in his last 10 Premier League appearances.Read Puel’s comments on Goal!last_img read more

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Neymar not angered by PSG boos – Silva

first_imgNeymar Neymar not angered by PSG boos after Cavani penalty snub, says Silva Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 08:19 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Neymar PSG Dijon Ligue 1 17012018 Getty Neymar PSG PSG v Dijon Dijon Ligue 1 The world’s most expensive player was whistled by his own fans after he showed a lack of generosity to his Uruguayan team-mate Neymar was not angry despite being whistled by Paris Saint-Germain supporters during an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon, in which the Brazilian was in inspired form, according to club captain Thiago Silva.The world’s most expensive player scored four goals as the Ligue 1 leaders ran riot on Wednesday, extending their advantage from nearest rivals Lyon to 11 points ahead of Sunday’s game between the two sides.Neymar also provided a pair of assists in a glittering individual performance, but he was involved in another on-pitch disagreement with strike partner Edinson Cavani. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Uruguayan headed in PSG’s third goal of the night to draw level with the club’s record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 156 in all competitions.But when Cavani won a late penalty with the score at 7-0 and Neymar having already wrapped up his hat-trick, the former Barcelona man denied his colleague the chance to surpass Ibrahimovic.42′ -57′ -73′ -83′ -Neymar put on a show as he scored four goals in PSG’s 8-0 win over Dijon.pic.twitter.com/WaotwSzSRO— Goal (@goal) January 17, 2018The Parc des Princes crowd chanted for Cavani to take the kick and Neymar was whistled after he stepped up to convert from 12 yards, but Silva insisted the Brazilian was unaffected by the reaction to his decision to take the penalty.”No, I do not think he was angry when he left,” Silva told Canal+.”There was some of the supporters against him, but the most important thing is the final score and the win.”And for Edi, the record will come. He scores all the time, there are still a lot of games to play this year, he will beat all records.”Unfortunately for PSG coach Unai Emery, his side’s thrilling demolition of Dijon was partly overshadowed by Neymar’s lack of generosity by denying Cavani his share of the spotlight, but the former Sevilla coach insists all is well in camp.Edinson Cavani Neymar Paris Saint-Germain Dijon“Cavani, he is our goalscorer, he improved a lot, his individual statistics help the team and the team help him get his goals,” Emery said.”Neymar hit the penalty kick and he [Cavani] will have other chances to score more goals. The team is better with Neymar. All wins and stats are made to benefit the whole team.”Despite Neymar hogging the headlines again, Emery felt PSG’s performance was their best of the season so far, with the 8-0 scoreline their most emphatic victory of the Spaniard’s 18-month reign.”We talk a lot about maintaining the level and the requirement to build a team with a strong mentality,” Emery said.”With each match, we will seek the best performance to grow and improve when the most important matches will arrive.”It is possible that it is the best game of PSG in the league this season, the team played together the whole game, the whole team shone.”last_img read more

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What is Ronaldinho’s net worth?

first_imgRonaldinho Gaúcho What is Ronaldinho’s net worth and what endorsements does he have? Goal 02:10 4/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Ronaldinho Barcelona Getty Images Ronaldinho Gaúcho Fluminense Milan Cruzeiro Flamengo PI Barcelona Atlético Mineiro Grêmio PSG Serie A Primera División Piauiense Serie A Mineiro 1 Ligue 1 The Brazil legend recently announced his retirement from professional football, but how much has he earned and what is his net worth? Ronaldinho’s retirement in January was followed by a wave of tributes celebrating one of the most colourful characters of his generation.The former Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan, and Brazil star called a day on a glittering career in which he claimed two Liga titles, a Scudetto, a Champions League, a World Cup and the 2005 Ballon d’Or award.He remains one of the most entertaining players to have ever laced a pair of boots, but do his earnings match his colossus impact on the game? Goal takes a look. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player How much does Ronaldinho earn? Ronaldinho has been earning big money both on and off the pitch since winning the 2002 World Cup with Brazil.His income increased considerably after swapping PSG for Barca ahead of the 2003-04 season in a £25 million transfer. He would later join AC Milan in 2008 for £18m on a three-year contract worth £5.1m a year, plus £875,000 a year in bonuses.After a 2011 move, Ronaldinho’s salary tumbled from £100,000-a-week at Flamengo to £24,000-a-week, though he had the potential to earn a further £244,000-a-year in bonuses. His contract was cut short, though, following claims the Brazilian club had not paid him.The 38-year-old’s final contract as a professional footballer was agreed with Fluminense at around £150,000-a-month plus further payments from image rights, though again the contract was cancelled after just a few months of being at the club.In 2017, Ronaldinho announced a collaboration with Italian businessman Fabio Cordella in which they launched a ‘wine of champions’ range with 11 different labels of the drink, creating a starting line-up of iconic footballers.”My good friend Fabio decided to launch a range named after athletes he admires,” he said. “Names that were an important part of his growing up. This is a tribute I never imagined I would receive. Without doubt, this is a company which will satisfy even the biggest wine connoisseurs.”What businesses and sponsorship deals does Ronaldinho have? Ronaldinho has worked with a number of major brands, including Nike, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Gatorade and Danone.In 2006, a year after Ronaldinho claimed his only Ballon d’Or, he earned over $19 million from endorsements – more than he was paid by Barcelona in wages.The Brazilian took a hit six years later, however, as in 2012 he was forced to cancel his contract with Flamengo after claiming lack of salary, bonus and image rights payments had left him millions of pounds out of pocket.Coca Cola also dropped his £415,000-a-year sponsorship deal that was due to run until 2014, after he sipped a can of rival drink Pepsi during his unveiling at Atletico Mineiro.Ronaldinho has sported personalised Nike Tiempo R10 boots throughout his lucrative deal with Nike and appeared in numerous television adverts, though the overall fee paid by the manufacturers for his work is undisclosed.The 38-year-old has worked with EA, too, appearing on the cover of FIFA Football 2004, FIFA 06, FIFA 07, FIFA 08 and FIFA 09.He has also partnered with a number of smaller companies, including energy drink suppliers, mobile phone companies, and is paid to advertise a number of different products across his social media channels, such as fidget spinners and condoms.What charity work does Ronaldinho do? Soccer Aid 2016 | RonaldinhoRonaldinho has had an official role with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, since February 2006 and regularly appears in Soccer Aid, an event that raises money for said charity.In 2011, the Brazilian paired up with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS looking to promote awareness of the disease among young people.Ronaldinho, alongside Portugal icon Luis Figo, is also set to lead out two star-studded teams in a ‘Match for Solidarity’ on the banks of Lake Geneva in a match arranged “in the name of peace, human rights and well-being”.What cars does Ronaldinho drive?Ronaldinho’s flamboyant car collection has been well documented over his career.The former forward has been pictured in both a black and yellow Lamborghini Aventador, a red and a yellow Porsche Carerra S, red and yellow Ferrari 458s, a white Audi R8, an Audi Q7, a Bugatti Veyron, and a silver Mercedes Benz E Class.The motor in which Ronaldinho has been most frequently seen in, however, is his Hummer H2.What is Ronaldinho’s net worth?Ronaldinho is estimated to have a net worth of between £80m and £100m.He owns property in Brazil, Greece, Barcelona, Lake Como and Florida, and has a combined social audience of almost 85m through which he markets his products.last_img read more

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Thiago Silva: Brazil have learned from 2014 failure

first_imgBrazil ‘Brazil have learned from 2014 World Cup failure’ – Thiago Silva urges Selecao to be world champions Sabrina Belalmi Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Luiz Thiago Silva Brazil Germany 08072014 Getty Brazil World Cup The defender was suspended for his side’s 7-1 defeat on home soil four years ago, but believes that harsh lesson has made them stronger Thiago Silva claims that Brazil have learned from their humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany at the 2014 World Cup and will use it to inspire victory at this summer’s tournament.The defender was suspended for that game four years ago as Brazil were dumped out of the World Cup in front of their home fans, losing to the eventual winners and breaking their international record for most goals conceded in a single match in the process.Along with Germany, Brazil are again one of the favourites for the tournament, and the PSG centre-back is optimistic that the end result will be different in Russia as Brazil look to seal a record sixth World Cup tournament win. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move He admits that the Selecao have grown since that loss and that their aim is to finish as world champions once more.”Each day you learn something new. Professionally, personally and even emotionally, because the emotional aspect is so important,” Thiago Silva told Goal. “Many times we try to change it, but we can’t. Me personally I don’t want to change it, I’d rather that all happens naturally. Things happened, good or bad, but naturally. We have to learn that not everyone deserves our tears. You have to do the right thing even if someone mocks you.”I rarely change my opinion about what I believe, but the learning is huge after all that happened since 2014. We hope that 2018 may be different for Thiago Silva in the Brazil national team.”Our final goal is to be the world champions, but there’s a long road ahead to play a great World Cup and finish it the best way possible: with the trophy.”Having made his debut in 2008, this summer’s competition will be the third for Thiago Silva, but in 2010, he was forced to watch from the bench as Brazil reached the quarter-final stage. He captained them to the 2013 Confederations Cup, but could not repeat the feat on home soil, where yellow card suspension caused him to miss their crucial semi-final with Germany.Thiago Silva now has 70 caps for his country, but feels incredibly proud every time he wears the distinctive yellow strip.”It’s different. This is a unique moment. Not every player could wear this jersey,” he said. “Many have the talent to play here, what makes the competition even harder, so you have to do something extra to wear this kit.”There’s history, a responsability in these five stars, so you always have to do something extra for the over 200 million people in Brazil. Each day we go to our limit to honour it.”Brazil World Cup 1994He remembers playing street football in barefeet and the joy that the 1994 World Cup brought to the country as Brazil lifted their fourth trophy with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Italy following a scoreless draw at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.”The first thing that comes to mind is the 1994 World Cup” Thiago Silva admits. “We had an amazing attacking duo with Bebeto and Romario. The final match is a strong memory, when Roberto Baggio missed that penalty kick. That’s a memory that is part of my childhood.”I remember I’d be playing in the streets with friends, sometimes barefooted. I’d come home with sore feet, but wanting to do the same the day after.”That passion made us keep playing. Playing in the dirt was our daily joy.”Thiago Silva is hoping Brazil can bring similar joy to the people back home when they kick off their World Cup campaign on June 17 against Switzerland.last_img read more

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XBLADES NATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS ROLLING RESULTS PAGE DAY 3

first_imgDay 3 of the 2007 X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships is underway at the BCU International Stadium Coffs Harbour. It’s another beautiful day as all teams play their final pool rounds before finals commence at 2.30pm. There will also be a Referees v Coaches exhibition match which is sure to provide plenty of excitement. Catch that match at 2.00pm.Touch Football Australia keeps you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page. This rolling results page will be updated at the completion of each timeslot. For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=149.00amBoys’ Pool B R5          NSWCHS (12) def Rebels (4)Boys’ Pool B R5          Sunshine Coast (4) def Scorpions (3)Boys’ Pool B R5          CQ (8) def Eagles (4)Boys’ Pool C R6          QSST (17) def NT (1)Boys’ Pool C R6          TouchWest (8) def Tasmania (4)Boys’ Pool C R6          Hornets (11) def Suns (4)9.50amGirls’ Pool C R5           Sharks (8) def ACT (2)Girls’ Pool C R5           Suns (6) def Tasmania (0)Girls’ Pool C R5           Scorpions (6) def Hornets (5) 10.40amBoys’ Pool A R5          NSWCCC (8) def NSWCIS (6)Boys’ Pool A R5          Mets (20) def SA (0)Boys’ Pool A R5          Cobras (5) def Sharks (4)11.30amBoys’ Pool C R7          Suns (11) def TouchWest (3) Boys’ Pool C R7          Hornets (19) def NT (2)Boys’ Pool C R7          ACT (11) def Tasmania (1)12.20pmGirls’ Pool A R5           NSWCCC (9) def Eagles (4)Girls’ Pool B R5           NSWCHS (10) def Rebels (0)Girls’ Pool B R5           Cobras (12) def NT (1)1.10pmGirls’ Pool A R5           QSST (19) def TouchWest (0)Girls’ Pool A R5           Sunshine Coast (8) def CQ (7)Girls’ Pool B R5           NSWCIS (7) def Mets (6)2.00pmFeature match – The best of our 2007 U18’s Team Coaches (5) def Australia’s Leading Referees (0)2.30pmBoys’ Champ QF1       Sydney Mets (11) def NSWCCC (2)Boys’ Champ QF2       CQ (12) def ACT (5)Boys’ Shield QF2         Sunshine Coast (5) def NSWCIS (3)3.30pmBoys’ Champ QF2       QSST (13) def Hunter Hornets (3)Boys’ Champ QF4       Cobras (6) def NSWCHS (3)Boys’ Shield QF1         Southern Suns (7) def TouchWest (6)4.30pmGirls’ Shield QF1         Hornets (7) def Rebels (2)Boys’ Plate QF 1         Northern Territory (6) def South Australia (5) 5.30pmGirls’ Champ QF1        QSST (8) def Mets (1)             Girls’ Champ QF3        Cobras (5) def Suns (4) Girls’ Shield QF2         CQ (7) def Eagles (6)6.30pmGirls’ Champ QF2        NSWCHS (11) def Scorpions (1)Girls’ Champ QF4        Sharks (8) def NSWCCC (2)last_img read more

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Youth Trans Tasman In The Media

first_imgTo read some of the stories, please click on the following links:Sarah’s Deft Touch Has Taken Her To The Top Of The GameSarah Peattie has plenty of options when a footy is in her hands.If she isn’t darting through gaps with Manly-Warringah’s Premier League women’s squad, she is creating overlaps for the Australian under-18 female team.http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/sarahs-deft-touch-has-taken-her-to-the-top-of-the-game Addison Adds To TriumphsThree years of hard work has paid off for Addison McKenzie.After representing Queensland at the national titles at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast earlier this year, McKenzie found out the news that she had been selected in the Australian Girl’s Under-18s side from her mother, Ingrid who lives in her home town of Dysart.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/10/22/addison-adds-to-touch-triumphs Coast’s Talent Has Big ImpactThe Sunshine Coast’s top young touch football talent has made an impression on the Australian selectors.A record 10 players from the Sunshine Coast, Fraser and Burnett District Touch Association have been selected in the Australian Youth Trans Tasman teams to play New Zealand in Canberra in January.http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2010/11/17/coasts-talent-has-big-impact Beer To Take On KiwisKirsty Beer has been revealed as a frontline weapon for the Australian Touch Under 20 team as preparations begin for the Youth Trans Tasman Series.http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2010/11/27/kirsty-beer-australian-touch-kiwi-new-zealand Simone Selected For Junior Aussie Touch Footy SideFormer Kempsey teenager Simone Smith has been selected in the Australian women’s under 18 Touch Football side to face arch rivals New Zealand in the upcoming Trans Tasman series in Canberra.http://www.macleayargus.com.au/news/local/sport/other/simone-selected-for-junior-aussie-touch-footy-side/1985326.aspx Three Wagga Touch Stars Make The Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series TeamThe Wagga touch football season may have drawn to a close last week, but the excitement is only just building up for the sport’s finest. Three of Wagga’s brightest stars have reached another level of success following the announcement of the Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series team.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/other/three-wagga-touch-stars-make-the-australian-youth-trans-tasman-series-team/2031230.aspx The Ultimate ShowdownThe best up-and-coming Touch Football talent from Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in January 2011 when they compete in the Youth Trans Tasman Test Series.Canberra is set to host the 2011 clash between New Zealand and Australia where boys and girls of various ages fight it out for the ultimate title. To view this story, search for page 30 after clicking on the following link:http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1q4bb/NepeanNews2December2/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://www.yudu.com/item/details/255211/Nepean-News-2-December-2010-Issue-38%3Fedit_mode%3Don Broadhead Trains For Touch TestSophie Broadhead has made the final Australian under 20 women’s touch team for the Trans Tasman Test Series to be played against New Zealand at the end of January. This follows impressive performances in the just completed Super League Series in Canberra and carrying out an extensive training program under the assistant Australian coach who is also based in the ACT.http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/news/local/sport/rugby-league/broadhead-trains-for-touch-test/2035794.aspx Speedster Up For Trans Tasman Touch SeriesDefences mean little to Townsville Touch Football flyer Nathan Norford, who has been selected in the Australian under-20 touch football side to play a Trans-Tasman series against New Zealand. The under-20 North Queensland Cowboys player, who won an A-grade grand final last year with Brothers in the Townsville and Districts Rugby League and with Brothers in the Townsville Touch competition as a coach certainly has the pedigree to step and turn on the international stage.http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2011/01/10/198441_sport.html Three Make Trans Tasman SeriesThree Redland players will be among the best up-and-coming touch football players from Australia and New Zealand on display in Canberra next week when the two countries meet in the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Test Series.The Australian Boys and Girls 18s and 20s sides will take to the field against New Zealand at Viking Park, Tuggeranong from Friday to Sunday, January 21-23.http://www.baysidebulletin.com.au/news/local/sport/other/three-make-trans-tasman-series/2046818.aspxTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-6460-0-0-0last_img read more

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New Dubbo Clubhouse Officially Opened

first_imgJust three months ago the area where the new Dubbo Touch Association clubhouse now stands was empty. Today the Dubbo Touch community celebrated the opening of their $400,000 new clubhouse, with several special guests including the Mayor of Dubbo and the Tooheys New Crew as well as New South Wales Country Championships participants. Former NRL player, Paul Harragon, who is part of the Tooheys New Crew, presented Dubbo Touch Association President, Neil Webster and Dubbo Mayor, Mathew Dickerson with a plaque at the ceremony, saying that it has been ‘a wonderful privilege for the crew to be here in Dubbo’.“On behalf of the Tooheys New Crew I’d like to thank you Dubbo for your hospitality and friendship, it’s been absolutely wonderful,” Harragon said. “We’ve done around 20 projects around New South Wales, this has been the biggest one we’ve been involved with, it’s been absolutely wonderful.”“The Tooheys New Crew is all about mateship and bringing people together, I think we achieved this here this week.”Tooheys New Crew Project Manager, Paul Gillespie, was also full of praise for the Dubbo community. “This is our 20th project in regional New South Wales and by far the biggest project that we’ve done and we’d like to thank Dubbo for their hospitality, you’ve been fantastic,” Gillespie said. The women on the Dubbo Touch Association committee were also recognised for their efforts, being given the Tooheys New Crew Player’s Player award from Gillespie. “We do a Player’s Player on each event just like any other sporting team and the crew nominate the most valuable volunteer. It was a bit tricky on this one because we had 52 individual businesses in the build so picking the most valuable was extraordinary difficult, but at the end of the day it was unanimous, all the girls from the committee of Dubbo Touch.”Councillor Dickerson said that when he first heard about this project he knew that the Dubbo community would be ‘the perfect community to be involved’. “That’s what I love about Dubbo, we are a community that gets in and gets involved in any project that’s going, the people of Dubbo we deserve to give ourselves a huge round of applause.”Webster welcomed the Country Championships participants to Dubbo for the event, as well thanking the Tooheys New Crew for their help.  “The Tooheys New Crew has really given us the impetus to get this over the line, obviously the club has been saving for many years, we needed that extra push and it’s come from Tooheys.”“It’s great to have the facility ready (for the event),” Webster said. To see the highlights of the opening of the clubhouse, please visit the New South Wales Touch Association YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/nswtalast_img read more

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Northern Territory Titles

first_imgNorthern Territory TitlesThe 2016 Northern Territory Titles will be held this weekend from the Friday, 29 April to Sunday, 1 May.The NT Titles will commence on Friday night at the Asbuild Sporting Complex in Palmerston.  This will be the first time Palmerston will host the event and only the third occasion in 25 years that the event will be held outside of the Darwin area. This event consists of Women’s and Men’s Open divisions, Under 18 Mixed and Over 35 Mixed with teams from Alice Springs, Katherine, Gove, Ramingining, Darwin and Palmerston. During this event, the NT’s National Youth Championship teams will also be selected.Be sure to check out the action from 6pm tomorrow evening and keep up-to-date with all of the latest results on the NT Touch website – www.nttouch.com.au. Best of luck to all of the teams.Related Links2016 NT Titleslast_img read more

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a month agoJohnson convinced Ozil unwanted at Arsenal

first_imgJohnson convinced Ozil unwanted at Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson believes Mesut Ozil is unwanted at Arsenal.Ozil has not travelled with the squad for the side’s Europa League game at Eintracht Frankfurt.Johnson told talkSPORT: “When players are rested, they can be rested on the bench.“So they can miss 80 minutes but they can travel with the squad, sit on the bench. But you’re still part of the plans, there to support the lads, needed in maybe the last 10 minutes.“The fact he’s not travelled at all tells me it’s not about rest, there’s definitely more to it than that.”Ozil, the club’s highest-paid player, is contracted at Arsenal until June 2021 and pockets £350,000 a week despite becoming a squad player under Unai Emery.“You don’t normally just leave players – certainly not the big players – at home,” Johnson added. “Especially if he’s going into training or training on his own with five young kids – nobody wants to do that.“It’s frustrating to not travel with the team, for one. And then it’s frustrating to train on your own when your team-mates are having a game. Not many players would accept that anyway.“The reasons Ozil’s apparently retired through international football is through getting a bit of stick and this and that.“He’s become a top, top player and you can’t get there and have the career he has had without getting stick off someone along the line. I’m a big fan of him as a player but I do question what goes on between the ears.“I don’t think they want him there. He’s on too much money so he’s hard to get out, he know’s he’s on too much money to get out, so the ball’s in his court.“Somehow, whether it’s him and the manager or him and the club or all three, someone’s banging their heads together.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoNorwich City boss Farke admits lessons to heed from defeat to Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich City boss Farke admits lessons to heed from defeat to Burnleyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke insists there’s lessons to heed from defeat to Burnley.Farke says that his young squad can sometimes learn more from a loss, after they were defeated 2-0 by Burnley on Saturday.“I would prefer to learn all our lessons from wins if I’m honest,” he said. “I’m never happy with a loss, but sometimes you can learn a bit more than a great game like against Man City. This is what we have to face, this is the reality. We have unbelievably young lads who sometimes need to learn some lessons.“We have to grow a bit, otherwise all the other clubs would be playing with a group of young players. We have to stick with them. We can’t punish them, just to make it clear that a reaction to come back into the game at 2-0 down is important. There were some positives to take, but we do have to speak about the first 15 minutes, that’s for sure.“We should have been proactive instead of just reacting. We invited them to press us with and without the ball. This means that you sometimes cause unnecessary set-pieces.“The reaction to going 2-0 down was okay. We put them close to their own box, dominated the game and created many chances. We hit the post and Teemu had the first big chance. Nick Pope made a world-class save, but if we had taken the lead there then it would have been a completely different game. Burnley were able to use their first chance, but my feeling was that we should have started the first 15 minutes more on the front foot.” last_img read more

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a month agoJorginho delighted Chelsea fans now singing his name

first_imgJorginho delighted Chelsea fans now singing his nameby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorginho is delighted to have won over the Chelsea support.Against Brighton, Jorginho scored the penalty which put Blues on the road to their first home Premier League win — and first clean sheet — under Frank Lampard.Asked how it felt being cheered at Stamford Bridge, midfielder Jorginho said: “It’s amazing because last season it was impossible.“I’m very happy how they have changed their mind about me. I have worked a lot.“I never said anything, I just work and work and work and I think the results are coming — and I am very happy with that.“It is an opportunity for me to show I’m here not just for the coach.“I’m thankful of what we did together because it was amazing.“We worked four years together and I’m very thankful for what I learned from him. But I’m here also for my quality — but the people could not see that last season.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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19 days agoJean Clair Todibo to start for Barcelona today against Sevilla

first_imgJean Clair Todibo to start for Barcelona today against Sevillaby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJean Clair Todibo could start for Barcelona today against Sevilla.Barcelona face Sevilla at Camp Nou with two centre-backs missing. Clement Lenglet is suspended and Samuel Umtiti is injured. That means Todibo could make his first start of the season. So far in the current campaign he has only played for 15 minutes, away at Getafe. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde described Todibo as “a powerful player with a lot of pace who is brave when bringing the ball out. “We will see. It’s been a while since he’s played but when he has done he’s shown his quality.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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11 days agoWillian full of pride reaching landmark with Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Willian full of pride reaching landmark with Chelseaby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian is full of pride reaching 300 games with Chelsea.The midfielder reached the milestone in the Champions League win at Lille.”I have to be proud of that,” Willian told chelsea.com.”To achieve this number for this club is unbelievable. It was my dream to come to play for Chelsea. Always I wanted to play for this club.”I had this affection with this club since they made an offer for me when I was at Shakhtar. I started watching the games and supporting this team. I loved the name, ‘Chelsea’. The colour blue. And then I had the chance to play at Stamford Bridge for Shakhtar.”When I stop playing, my name will be there,’ concludes Willian. ‘No-one can cross it off. I feel proud of that.” last_img read more

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11 days agoMan Utd open talks with Barcelona for outcast Ivan Rakitic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd open talks with Barcelona for outcast Ivan Rakiticby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have opened talks with Barcelona for midfield outcast Ivan Rakitic.Sport says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in luring him to Old Trafford with Barcelona set to demand €30million in order to part ways.The Croatian has slipped down the pecking order under Ernesto Valverde, starting just one game in the league, leading to suggestions he could opt for an exit in January.Frenkie De Jong’s arrival and the form of Brazilian midfielder Arthur has left Rakitic out in the cold and a move to the Premier League has been mooted.United have long been linked with the 31-year-old and now he has popped up on their radar again as they search for a midfielder to bolster their ranks in January. last_img read more

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Video: Watch Alabama 3-Star DE Commit Christian Bell Do A Standing Backflip In Crimson Tide Gear

first_imgA general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Christian Bell is one of the most-athletic players in the 2015 recruiting class. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end showed off some of that athleticism following Alabama’s high school state track championship, during which Bell won some titles. Watch the three-star defensive end, committed to the Crimson Tide, do a standing backflip: Just having a little fun after winning State pic.twitter.com/TR8lHbwKq5— Frosty Flake (@BELL_ringerr) May 5, 2015It’s kind of unfair that a defensive end is able to do that. While Bell is technically a member of the 2015 recruiting class, he won’t be enrolling until 2016. Alabama has him taking a grayshirt year, so he’ll be enrolling in January and will be a part of the scholarship count for the Class of 2016.last_img read more

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Alabama RB Derrick Henry Just Broke The Program’s Record For Career Rushing Yards

first_imgDerrick Henry joins Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick show.derrick henry joins dan patrickDerrick Henry has 23 carries for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns already in the third quarter of tonight’s CFP title game. The junior from Yulee, Fla., also just passed Shaun Alexander to set the program’s all-time rushing yards record (3.571). Derrick Henry just broke the school’s career rushing mark.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) January 12, 2016Derrick Henry just set Alabama career rushing record with 3,571 yards, breaking Shaun Alexander’s previous mark of 3,565— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) January 12, 2016Considering Henry had just 36 carries for 382 yards as a freshman in 2013, it’s crazy to think he set this mark mostly in the past two seasons.last_img read more

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Origi: Champions League triumph is unbelievable

first_imgLiverpool’s surprise Champions League hero Divock Origi conceded he can barely believe the events of the last few months after getting his hands on the trophy after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham. Origi has been at Liverpool since moving from Lille in 2015, but the striker has rarely featured as more than a bit-part player at Anfield. This season, however, he wrote himself into club history with two memorable performances.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Frenchman struck twice in the semi-final drubbing of Barcelona to secure Liverpool’s place in the final; and on Saturday came off the bench to score his team’s second when Tottenham threatened to level and take the game to extra time. Of his seven goals in 2018-19, three came in the Champions League’s decisive stages, a fact that left Origi over the moon.”It’s unbelievable. Winning a Champions League is so hard,” he told TNT. “Today we’re here, we pulled together with the team and supporters and we have to celebrate all together. “I think we just did it as a team, we made a positive step forward. We kept improving ourselves and we used the experiences of the past for now.”We have a good mix of talent and experienced players and today was just about enjoying it and we did.”Jordan Henderson, Jurgen Klopp, LiverpoolVictory also meant a first title at Liverpool for Jurgen Klopp, finally breaking the German’s final jinx. Klopp had finished runner-up in the competition twice with Dortmund and Liverpool, in 2012-13 and 2017-18, and had also tasted defeat in the 2015-16 Europa League and League Cup at the final hurdle.”He fits perfectly in the values of the club. He’s someone who loves the game, is a good man, and he pushes us,” Origi said of his manager.”Whenever we’re tired we know that we have energy on the side, somebody who is going to push us, and he has a football brain as well.”Also the fans. They also push us, they’re special. Again… we did it all together, we needed every single person and we just have to enjoy this.”Liverpool have now won Europe’s top competition on six occasions, with Saturday’s triumph their second since the change from the European Cup name and format in 1992-93.last_img read more

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Gerrard labels Henderson ‘the ultimate professional’

first_imgLiverpool legend Steven Gerrard has labelled Jordan Henderson ‘the ultimate professional’ after the Reds midfielder captained his side to Champions League victory.The former Sunderland midfielder captained the Reds to European glory in Madrid as they beat Tottenham 2-0 in the final, whilst also pulling off the biggest semi-final comeback ever in the competition in overturning a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona.And former Liverpool captain Gerrard thinks the current skipper deserves his success for the way he conducts himself. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “When Jordan [Henderson] lifted the trophy above his head, my first feeling was one of pride,” Gerrard told The Times.“Proud that Liverpool were back at the top of European football and especially proud of Jordan because I know how hard he works. I know the sacrifices he has made, the pressure and scrutiny he has been under.“If I had to name someone I regarded as the ultimate professional, Jordan would be right at the top of the list. He is immaculate in the way he lives his life. Some people don’t see the stuff behind the scenes, the gym work, the way he eats, but he is someone who is an incredible role model.“He is selfless. He is someone who puts himself at the back of the queue because he looks after everyone else first. He puts Jordan Henderson last.”Gerrard also made sure to make mention of Henderson’s quality as a player as well, insisting that the midfielder is a much better footballer than he is often given credit for.“All of that is important but, of course, he is a top player as well. He has running power, you can trust him with the ball, a good range of passing and, over the last few months, has risen to the challenge of pushing Liverpool forward and come right into top form. That is the key. You don’t last at Liverpool just by being a top guy,” Gerrard said.“Jordan has had his fair share [of criticism], but he handles it well and the best thing to do is let your football do the talking. That is what he has done. That is what he will continue to do.”The Rangers manager admitted that he hoped his old side’s first trophy under manager Jurgen Klopp would spur them on to win more silverware over the next few seasons.“I am hoping this will become the catalyst for him to lift more trophies above his head. I know that is what he wants, the manager wants, and the supporters want. I am sure Jurgen will have the team fired up to go again from the moment they are back in pre-season training.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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VAR features heavily as City put five past West Ham

first_imgRaheem Sterling’s hat-trick inspired a 5-0 rout of West Ham as Manchester City commenced their quest for a third straight Premier League title in style in a contest where VAR played a prominent role.The England star struck a sublime second-half treble after Gabriel Jesus prodded the champions ahead in the 25th minute of a one-sided affair at the London Stadium.Sterling’s well-worked first goal came six minutes after the interval and though a VAR review found he was offside before Jesus tapped in, he did find the net again 15 minutes from time to put City beyond the Hammers’ reach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He could have added the third from the spot after Issa Diop fouled Riyad Mahrez but gifted the spot-kick to Sergio Aguero, which the substitute converted on a re-take, awarded following another VAR intervention.Sterling was not to be denied the match ball, though, as he raced clean through in added time to compound an embarrassing eighth straight defeat for West Ham in competitive meetings with Pep Guardiola’s men.Just picking-up where he left-off#mancity pic.twitter.com/gnoY4uL9Bg— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 10, 2019The returning Mahrez – cleared to play by anti-doping officials having missed the Community Shield amid concerns over what he had taken for a procedure he had on international duty – went close with two attempts before instigating the opener.The Algeria winger released Kyle Walker, whose deflected byline cut-back was neatly turned home by Jesus.City moved up a gear after the interval and doubled their advantage when Kevin De Bruyne created space for Sterling to slide a finish under Lukasz Fabianski.A VAR review denied Jesus a brace after Sterling was shown to have strayed marginally offside but the latter eventually made amends, timing his run to perfection as he cushioned Mahrez’s pass and lobbed Fabianski.Aguero headed to the spot in the 86th minute and got on the scoresheet at the second attempt, awarded after another VAR review found West Ham midfielder Declan Rice had encroached before clearing the ball that came to him after Fabianski had saved the initial penalty.Sterling, fittingly, had the final say in stoppage time, guiding home the fifth following Mahrez’s measured throughball.8 – Raheem Sterling is the eighth player to score a hat-trick on the opening weekend of a Premier League season, and the first since Didier Drogba in 2010-11. Treble. #WHUMCI— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 10, 2019What does it mean? City lay down early markerCommunity Shield winners against Liverpool, Guardiola’s men are already setting the pace in the Premier League.The Reds, runners-up last term, put four past Norwich City on Friday and City rose to the challenge, completely dismantling a West Ham team that have European ambitions. They will take some stopping.Sterling top of the class in City’s five-star showingWith the club’s all-time top goalscorer Aguero held back until the 69th minute, Sterling took it upon himself to tear holes through the Hammers after half-time.Even though he continues to start in wide areas, the lethal 24-year-old has to be considered a contender for the Golden Boot.Diop must do better in defenceSpared from conceding an own goal thanks to Jesus’ decisive touch for the opener, Diop almost gifted one to the Brazilian on the stroke of half-time through sheer indecision.The Frenchman then went missing for City’s second and conceded the penalty that enabled Aguero to make it four.West Ham need significant improvement after failing to sign a senior centre-back during the close season.What’s next?City will get a sterner test at home to Tottenham next Saturday, the same day as West Ham’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion. read morelast_img read more

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Video: Ole Miss Just Scored A TD On The 1st Play Of The Game

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today’s Ole Miss-Texas Tech game is expected to be high scoring. If the first play of the game is any indication, it’s going to be very high scoring.It took the Rebels one play to score a touchdown against the Red Raiders defense.Ole Miss scored on a 58-yard touchdown pass on play No. 1.Here’s the play:https://twitter.com/CeeingTheDraft/status/1035922213071798272That was fast.Ole Miss is now leading, 7-0, against Texas Tech.The game is on ESPN.last_img read more

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