May 26

When managers attack: 5 notorious manager touchline bust-ups

first_imgBy Philip LovegroveAs football fans, we can’t help but love watching managers having a dispute on the sidelines.Sunday’s touchline fracas between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge during the first half certainly livened up the cagey opening affair on the pitch.This isn’t the first time, as the beautiful game has seen some heated exchanges between managers during many a match.Let’s take a look at the top five greatest bust-ups when managers have failed to see eye to eye.5. Ally McCoist v Neil LennonThe Old Firm derby is one of the fiercest rivalries in world football, and in March 2001, emotions ran high between both clubs as Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon verbally attacked one another.Tempers had previously boiled over a month before when Rangers striker El Hadj Diouf claimed the Celtic boss had targeted him in the tunnel at Ibrox, and the bad blood came to a head again at Celtic Park when touchline mayhem broke out in the Scottish Cup fifth-round replay.Rangers boss Walter Smith accused Lennon of setting off the spat, as the fiery redhead came out of his technical area to exchange words with Diouf and McCoist, following the dismissal of Steven Whittaker.4. Alan Pardew v David MeylerAnother manager and player bust-up, this time between Alan Pardew and David Meyler, happened last season at the KC Stadium.The incident happened while Hull were trailing 3-1 when Meyler tried to retrieve the ball from Pardew’s hands in front of the visiting dugout, only for the Newcastle boss to angrily respond by head-butting the midfielder, much to the disbelief of everyone inside the ground.Pardew was given a seven-game touchline ban, a £60,000 FA fine, as well as costing the club a £100,000 fine.The Republic of Ireland international has since accepted Pardew’s apology, with the pair shaking hands before this season’s encounter.3. Alex Ferguson v Roberto ManciniOne of the biggest showdowns in managerial history came in one of the biggest games, when Sir Alex Ferguson squared up to Roberto Mancini at the Etihad in April 2012.Both bosses went toe-to-toe ten minutes before the end of the all important title clash, after Nigel De Jong had been booked for a foul on Danny Welbeck.The pair were eventually separated by officials with the City boss making hand gestures towards Ferguson, which seemed to only intensify the situation.A solitary Vincent Kompany header in the first-half would end up winning the game, with United eventually surrendering the title to their neighbours.2. Arsene Wenger v Alan PardewArsene Wenger has certainly shown plenty of fight on the sidelines during his career at Arsenal. In November 2006, the Gunners boss demonstrated his anger again in a touchline tussle with Alan Pardew.The ex-West Ham boss has never shied away from showing his emotions, and certainly displayed them here, as his side hit a dramatic late winner at Upton Park.The Arsenal boss was more than angered, when he saw Pardew celebrate enthusiastically in front of the away dugout, and tempers soon flared between the two.Wenger was fined £10,000 for his aggressive behaviour, while Pardew was cleared of any charges.1. Jose Mourinho v Tito VilanovaJose Mourinho was involved in another fractious run in, this time with the late Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova in August 2012.The incident happened during the Spanish Super Cup when the Portugese boss was coaching Real Madrid, with Barca emerging 3-2 winners on the night to claim the Super Copa 5-4 on aggregate.In a match which finished in ugly scenes at the Camp Nou, Mourinho appeared to poke Vilanova in the eye, with the Barca boss responding later by striking the Madrid coach on the side of the head.Mourinho, as a result, was given a two-match ban for his involvement in the mass brawl, which started after defender Marcelo was sent off. Both managers were fined 600 euros. For more articles and the latest soccer news, check out FTBpro.comlast_img read more

January 18

Convenient action

first_imgEver since the vote of no confidence against the Government was carried by a parliamentary majority, it subsequently mooted a number of reasons in an effort to have the vote declared invalid. It has resorted to the court, which is expected to rule by the end of the month. Shocking is the convenient argument that 33 is not a majority of 65 elected members of the National Assembly. That is the premise of one of the related cases.In addition to that and the other convenient argument of dual citizenship, abuse directed at Charrandas Persaud, the Government Member of Parliament who voted against it and whose vote allowed for the motion to be carried, has continued unabated in various forms in both the traditional and new media. Among the many deplorable things stated, is that by voting the way he did, he may have committed treason. That implies a serious offence of wanting to overthrow the Government by unlawful means.Clearly, those who are trying to make that case are also involved in nothing but an argument of convenience. What they have conveniently discarded is that Guyana is now a democratic country and everyone, including Persaud, has free will that allows for freedom of choice regardless of the impact of their decisions and whether it finds unison in agreement. Each Member of Parliament (MP) took an oath of office, which is not confined to just upholding the Constitution but conducting affairs in the interest of Guyana and Guyanese.In his mind, he felt that the party and Government he represented were not working in the interest of the people and country and used his freedom of choice to deliver upon the oath he took. A vote of no confidence is enshrined in the Constitution and the process following its success clearly defined. It could have been any other Government MP doing what Persaud did, for, in their opinion, the betterment of their fellow citizens.He gave a number of reasons for the way he voted. That aside, one cannot dismiss the possible impact of him seeing the daily sufferings of the thousands of fired sugar workers in proximity where he lived. He would have voted to support the Government’s closure of the estates. If that contributed to his decision, it shows that he has a conscience. He did say his vote was one of conscience. Not surprisingly but conveniently, the Government subsequently stated that the vote on the no-confidence motion was not one of conscience.That in itself speaks to the suppression of free will. In that context, the Government is pellucid that despite how an MP feels about national issues, he/she has to abandon that and support the party even if it could be detrimental to the country and its people. How then can there be relevance in the oath of executing the duties of the office in question without favour or ill will? He was convinced that the party he represented did an about-turn on its principles and promises. Having played along for years, he, like any reasonable human being, has a right to not only change his mind after having felt a sense of betrayal, but to simply do what he believes to be best. How could his actions then be even considered treasonous when his freedom of choice as well as the right to a no-confidence vote are enshrined in the Constitution?As recently as Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and her Government suffered historically the largest defeat in a parliamentary vote. It was on the Brexit deal. That happened because many of her own MPs voted against her. Their votes were a reflection of how they feel about May’s plans for Brexit. They did not like it; in their minds they did not think it is good for the country and, therefore, could not support it. In other words, it was a vote of their conscience and they will not be accused of being treasonous.That is what elected representatives are expected to do in a democratic society. While some would disagree and be utterly disappointed, it’s part of the process as safeguarded by the Constitution. Persaud’s vote is protected by the supreme law of the land and must be safeguarded, along with that of those who may do likewise in the future. Threats, therefore, have no place in a free society and must be condemned as must be the accusations of treason.That raises concerns as to whether there is a veiled threat, in the context of freedom of choice reportedly from what was posited by the Government that he cannot vote against the list he represented in Parliament. Again, that could be seen as an attack on democracy and an indictment on the Government, which boasted of upholding the Constitution and democratic principles.The said Government, when in the Opposition, had wielding a vote of no confidence over the Donald Ramotar Administration. Then for them, it was constitutional and not treasonous. How now can the opposite be applicable, for the Constitution has not changed? What has, is the thinking and action of convenience for an extended grab of power.last_img read more

January 3

Liverpool and Aston Villa lose race for Monaco defender as Valencia close in

first_imgLiverpool and Aston Villa target Aymen Abdennour is set for a move to Valencia, according to reports in Spain.The Monaco centre-back has been chased by a host of European clubs this summer, with Villa boss Tim Sherwood keen on using leftover funds from the sales of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph to strengthen his back-line.Abdennour looks to be closer to an exit from the French outfit after they were knocked out of the Champions League last night, but it seems the beneficiaries could be Valencia – the team that beat Monaco 4-3 on aggregate to progress to the group stages.Super Deporte claim a deal is close to being agreed, with Abdennour replacing Nicolas Otamendi, who moved to Manchester City earlier this month. 1 Aymen Abdennour last_img

December 28

Monaco want world record fee for sale of Arsenal and Man United target Mbappe

first_img Kylian Mbappe bagged a brace for Monaco against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Monaco are confident they can bank a world record fee when they eventually decide to sell Arsenal and Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe.The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene this season and he scored twice against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday during his side’s Champions League quarter final to add to his growing reputation.Unsurprisingly, clubs from across Europe are now trying to lure Mbappe away from Monaco and he is said to have been contacted by Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid and many more.Monaco, for now, are confident they can keep the France international for at least one more season by promising him the right environment to continue his development.But when the French club do decide to let their teen prodigy go, according to Le 10 Sport, they believe they will receive a world record transfer fee.The current record stands at £89m after Manchester United shelled out that much to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last summer.However, Monaco believe that Mbappe’s age and talent will see him smash that record when he secures a big move to one of Europe’s elite. 1last_img read more

December 27

N.M. developer to offer ‘green’ burial

first_imgGALISTEO BASIN PRESERVE, N.M. – Tromping across a small grassy meadow ringed by pi¤on and juniper trees and dotted with cactus and clumps of bright yellow flowers, Joe Sehee suddenly comes to a stop. “That’s definitely a burial area,” he says, peering at the gently sloped, south-facing hillside. “It’s somewhat protected, so you have a feeling of being comforted here.” Someday soon, he says, visitors to this patch of ranchland will be able to admire the view – uninterrupted for miles – then scout out a spot for burial, in graves marked by rocks or trees or newly sown wildflowers or nothing at all. A proposed 10-acre “green burial” site is a small but singular component of an ambitious conservation and community development project under way about 15 miles southeast of Santa Fe. It’s part of a small but growing movement to offer environmentally conscious cemeteries and protect open land in the bargain. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesCommonweal Conservancy is buying a 13,000-acre ranch, of which nearly 12,000 acres is slated for preservation as open space available for use by the public. “The landscape is gorgeous, just spectacular classic West – buttes and grasslands and mountains,” said Ted Harrison, founder and president of the conservancy. Development on a small slice of the ranch – principally 300 acres devoted to a mixed-use, mixed-income village of as many as 965 homes – is providing the money for the project, named the Galisteo Basin Preserve. A “memorial landscape” that Sehee is planning about a mile from the village would be open to residents and nonresidents, for the Earth-friendly burial of ashes or of unembalmed bodies in biodegradable boxes or in shrouds. It, too, would fund conservation: Roughly half of what someone paid for the right to be buried here would be used to buy and preserve nearby acreage. Harrison says combining conservation and “environmentally conscious” development makes sense, particularly as public money for land acquisition dwindles and ranchers in the West face increasing economic pressures to sell. “I think it’s one of the ways that we can preserve the open space and habitat values of these historic ranches,” said Harrison, who spent 18 years with the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization. And while he acknowledges that in the world of romanticized real estate pitches “you don’t do death in a master-planned community,” Harrison says having a burial site near the proposed village – with its homes, shops, schools and workplaces – will make for a more complete community. “If that cemetery is there as a reminder of life’s fragility and preciousness, what a difference in the consciousness of this community,” Harrison said. He expects the idea of natural-burial-plus-conservation to appeal to baby boomers who are “longing for meaning” and want to be buried in a way that reflects their values. A headstone on a grassy plot in a conventional cemetery “doesn’t say anything about who you were as a person,” Harrison said. Michael Fischer, a former executive director of the National Sierra Club and the California Coastal Commission, says green burial is a new tool for conservation organizations, which in the past have been skeptical about being linked to the burial industry. For a conservation group that wants to protect a piece of land “in perpetuity,” it has the plus of making that place special to generations of families of those buried there, he said. And there’s a growing market for simple burials in an environmentally sustainable manner, said Fischer, who is an adviser to the Green Burial Council, which Sehee founded. The council recently came up with standards for the certification of green cemeteries. “My own sense is that the demand is quite great,” Fischer said. More common in the United Kingdom, green burial sites can be found in just a handful of states, including New York, California, Texas and Washington. The Ramsey Creek Preserve in South Carolina, which opened a decade ago, is the oldest. In Colorado, a family is in the process of buying about 80 acres of ranchland northeast of Greeley with the intention of starting the Prairie Wilderness Cemetery. Organizers envision a bird sanctuary and a haven for hikers and picnickers. Sehee, a former Jesuit lay minister, said consumers would be charged about $4,000 for a whole-body burial and $1,000 for the burial of ashes at the Galisteo Basin Preserve. About half of that would offset the costs of starting and operating the cemetery, while the rest would go toward land preservation. “Instead of a more expensive casket, (consumers) will be asked if they want to save another acre,” Sehee said. Families that wanted to make large conservation purchases – of $1 million, for example – with attendant state and federal tax advantages would get private family burial sites of 500 acres, Sehee said. Ten such sites will be available. Plans for development on the Galisteo Basin Preserve are undergoing review by county officials, and Harrison hopes construction of the first village homes will be under way in summer 2008. Sehee said he may begin taking pledges for burial spots this fall. Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., says the fact that the preserve will be open to the public – not just to people who live on the property – makes it unusual. Typically, use of open space in such projects is reserved for residents.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

December 26

Know your football? Then try National Football Exhibition’s football quiz!

first_imgThe National Football Exhibition are hosting a football themed table quiz and raffle with proceeds going to Cara House, Letterkenny. The quiz, on September 26, is a part of the National Football Exhibition, which is rolling into Letterkenny this month.The Exhibition is a celebration of Irish football and 60 Years of European Championships. Donegal is the fifth of seven venues outside of Dublin hosting the National Football Exhibition. The Exhibition is heading to the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny from September 20-29Register your team of four by clicking here – – and payment can be made at the event.For individual registration, please email quiz takes place at Arena 7, Letterkenny, at 9pm on Thursday, September 26. Teams of four cost €35 or entry fee of €10 per person. The free Exhibition, which has attractions for all ages, welcomed a wide variety of visitors to date and has proved a hit for school groups and family outings. The National Football Exhibition App which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play Store has a supplementary audio guide available in English or Irish, which gives visitors an extended insight into some of the items on display.Know your football? Then try National Football Exhibition’s football quiz! was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 26

Heavyweights to collide – here are all the semi-final draws

first_imgGAOTH DOBHAIR and Kilcar, the last two holders of Dr Maguire, will meet in one of the heavyweight semi-finals of the 2019 Donegal SFC next weekend.Gaoth Dobhair put their followers through the ringer as they needed extra time to overcome Bundoran 2-20 to 2-17 in a pulsating quarter-final at O’Donnell Park this evening.Mervyn O’Donnell’s men – the reigning Donegal and Ulster champion – now face Kilcar, the 2017 champions, in a semi-final, with old foes St Eunan’s and Naomh Conaill meeting in the other semi-final clash. Bundoran stormed back from eight points down and had Gaoth Dobhair to the pins of their collar.Two Odhrán Mac Niallais penalties looked to have given Gaoth Dobhair a way into the last four, but Bundoran stirred with a barely-believable fightback from the 56th minute.Gary Clancy blasted a 60th minute free to the net and Gaoth Dobhair’s followers were looking through their fingers when the Seasiders crept closer. In the eighth added minute, Michael McEniff arrowed over a dramatic equalising point.Eamonn Collum, earlier withdrawn after being booked and ticked, was back in play and hit four points as Gaoth Dobhair went five ahead in the opening passage of extra time. And yet, Tommy Hourihane’s goal had Bundoran just three behind as the clock turned red again, but Gaoth Dobhair prevailed.They meet Kilcar, who will bid to be in a third final in four years.Goals in the first-half by Andrew McClean and Patrick McBrearty earned Kilcar a 2-14 to 0-11 win over derby rivals Killybegs on Saturday night. Kilcar were scoreless for some 20 minutes in the second half, but still managed a comfortable win.Next week will be Naomh Conaill’s sixth semi-final in a row after they prised away from Glenfin to claim a 1-14 to 0-13 win in Sunday’s high noon derby at Pairc Naomh Columba.Charles McGuinness’ goal helped Naomh Conaill over the line and their experience counted as they avoided a slip. They’ll pen the latest chapter of a huge rivalry with St Eunan’s next weekend.St Eunan’s perhaps shocked even themselves when they scored 5-22 on Saturday evening. The black and amber cruised to a huge 5-22 to 0-11 win over Milford with Eoin McGeehin netting a hat-trick for the Letterkenny men.St Eunan’s had 11 players on the scoreboard with Darragh Mulgrew and James Kelly also nabbing goals in the destruction of the first-time SFC quarter-finalists.Intermediate Championship South Donegal neighbours Naomh Brid and St Naul’s will meet in one of the Intermediate Championship semi-finals.St Naul’s came from nine points down to defeat Naomh Columba in a cracker at Fintra.Daniel Brennan hit seven points and Stuart Johnston netted as they claimed a big come-from-behind win.Naomh Brid, who saw off Red Hughs in Ballybofey, await the Mountcharles side.Aodh Ruadh – last year’s beaten IFC finalists – marched to an easy 2-19 to 0-8 win over Naomh Muire on Saturday, with Nathan Boyle grabbing 2-2.Aodh Ruadh lay in wait for the winner of the remaining quarter-final between Naomh Colmcille and Cloughaneely, who meet at 8pm on Monday at Sean MacCumhaill Park. The teams were scheduled to play on Saturday afternoon, but the game was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Paul ‘Diddler’ Dillon.Junior ChampionshipJunior Championship favourites Buncrana had Ryan Bradley back in their ranks on Saturday evening as they saw off Moville and they will face Convoy, who.toppled Naomh Padraig, Muff earlier today.Donegal manager Declan Bonner, at 54, was one of the heroes for Na Rossa as they overcame Urris on Saturday to reach the JFC’s last four, where they will take on Letterkenny Gaels, who had a landslide win over Carndonagh.SEMI-FINAL DRAWSenior ChampionshipSt Eunan’s v Naomh Conaill Advertisement Kilcar v Gaoth DobhairSenior B ChampionshipKilcar v Naomh Conaill Advertisement Glenfin v St Eunan’sIntermediate ChampionshipAodh Ruadh v Naomh Colmcille/CloughaneelyNaomh Brid v St Naul’sIntermediate B ChampionshipCloughaneely v St Naul’sAodh Ruadh v Red HughsJunior ChampionshipBuncrana v St Mary’s, ConvoyLetterkenny Gaels v Na RossaHeavyweights to collide – here are all the semi-final draws was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal IFC2019 Donegal JFCAodh RuadhbuncranabundoranconvoyDeclan BonnerGaoth DobhairkilcarLetterkenny GaelsNa RossaNaomh BridNaomh ConaillOdhran Mac NiallaisSt EunansSt.Naulslast_img read more

December 25

Tottenham investigating claims Heung-Min Son was racially abused by own fan

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Thanks for all the support. Given how lonely you feel when it is happening it’s been most welcome. Spurs have been in touch and I’ll work with them to find the person. Had just about enough for today so I’m signing out. Thanks again.— James Dickens (@JamesWDickens) January 13, 2019Last month, Mauricio Pochettino said he wanted to “kill racism” after a fan threw a banana onto the pitch in their 4-2 defeat at arch rivals Arsenal. Tottenham are investigating an alleged incident of racism by one of their own supporters towards Heung-Min Son during the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday.The north London side are working with season-ticket holder, James Dickens, who tweeted during the game saying: “I’ve not experienced racism at football for about 15 years. RANKED Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Three Chelsea supporters were also investigated for racially aggravated public order offences during last Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie against Spurs.Both clubs are on alert ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge on January 24. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Read In Football BEST OF 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Typo-free version for posterity. Stand-up to racism and it won’t survive, let it go and it will just get worse. Spurs are looking into this now, and have been great.— James Dickens (@JamesWDickens) January 13, 2019“But today @SpursOfficial was hideous. Reported to stewards, did nothing.“Confronted him myself and was called a c***. While I was standing next to my son. Disgusting.”The supporter later confirmed the alleged abuse was directed at South Korea forward Son, adding:“Spurs have been in touch and I’ll work with them to find the person. They’ve been great.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade SORRY Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Tottenham’s Son Heung-min was the subject of alleged racist abuse by one of his own fans in the defeat to Man United revealed latest scrap REVEALED last_img read more

December 21

$10K in fishing equipment stolen in Morpeth

first_imgSome time Monday night, an unknown suspect entered a Morpeth home and stole roughly $10,000 worth of fishing equipment, Chatham-Kent police reported.Among the items stolen in the theft were a number of CV 20D and CV 30L Okuma convector reels, two Ugly Stick and seven Shimano Talora trolling rods, three Special Mate tackle boxes, a couple of  Cannon Magnum 5ST electric downriggers, assorted spoons, body baits and hooks., and test lines.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Muir at or 519-436-6600 extension #87002. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.Warrant arrestsLondon police contacted Chatham-Kent police Thursday about a man in custody on outstanding Chatham-Kent warrants.The 23-year-old Chatham man was returned to Chatham-Kent and held for a bail hearing.Sarnia police also contacted Chatham-Kent police Thursday about a woman in custody on outstanding warrants.The 25-year-old Sarnia woman was returned to Chatham-Kent and held for a bail hearing.Breach of recognizanceA 39-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested Friday morning for reportedly breaching his recognizance.He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.Make the right callFalse 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention, police said.If you have a life-threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress, call 911 immediately and stay on the line.For all other non-emergency incidents, call the dispatch centre at 519-352-1234.If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, call 519-436-6600 ext. 222.If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and you may be eligible for a cash reward.last_img read more

December 21

Folkmoot’s Coming!

first_imgThe 2019 Folkmoot International Festival is an eleven-day event, July 18 – 28, based in Haywood County and held in mountain towns throughout Western North Carolina. The festival features folk dance troupes with live music from the Bahamas, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Nepal, Romania, and local Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians. Known as North Carolina’s International Folk Festival for almost 40 years, Folkmoot has evolved into a year-round cultural organization with an annual summer festival that celebrates world culture through international folk dance performances, live music, parades, craft beer, food trucks and artisan vendors. In 2019, Folkmoot expanded its festival programming with several new events, including an Appalachian folkways gathering and community picnic, an international beer and food truck fair, a cultural sports event, a lantern parade and a late night variety show. The 2019 Festival includes activities and performances in the towns of Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Canton, Cherokee, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville.last_img read more