12 of the Premier League’s funniest ever managerial meltdowns

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Australia name Smith new skipper, Warner deputy

first_imgSteven Smith will take over as captain of the Australian test team following the retirement of Michael Clarke after the fifth Ashes test against England, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.Opening batsman David Warner will be Smith’s deputy in the test and one-day international formats, Cricket Australia said in a statement.Clarke announced his decision to quit international cricket after England won the fourth test at Trent Bridge last week to regain the Ashes.The 26-year-old Smith was expected to take the role having previously led the team when he replaced the injured Clarke as captain for three tests during the home series against India.National selector Rod Marsh said Australia had no doubt that Smith was the right man for the job.“We have had a clear succession plan in place for the captaincy with Steve Smith gaining valuable experience leading the Australian test team while Michael Clarke was recovering from injury last season,” Marsh said in the statement.“When Michael made his decision to retire last week it was a very straight forward decision for us to nominate Steve as his successor.“He has big shoes to fill but everything about him suggests he is the right man for the job. At 26, he is a fine young man with extraordinary talent, excellent leadership qualities and a terrific temperament.“He is highly regarded by the selectors and we congratulate him on being appointed to the role on an ongoing basis. He should be incredibly proud.”Smith has clearly been Australia’s best batsman in the last year but his team is certain to have a very different complexion when they embark on a two-test tour of Bangladesh in October.Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson are all expected to have played their last tests during their calamitous trip to England, while paceman Ryan Harris retired before the first Ashes test after suffering another knee injury.Besides Smith, the diminutive Warner is expected to carry most of the burden of Australia’s batting.Nicknamed ‘Bull’ and one of the cleanest hitters in the game, Warner, when on song, can take a game away from opponents but also relishes a verbal battle out in the middle and his sledging has drawn multiple code of conduct violations in the past.However, Marsh felt the extra responsibility would help the left-handed batsman.“We have reached a point in time where we’ve had to look at our leadership positions again with an eye to the future,” Marsh said.“David has matured and developed into an important senior figure in the Australian team. He has come a long way.“We believe that he will respond well to the added responsibility of leadership.”The fifth Ashes test starts on Thursday at The Oval, London.last_img read more

Fabregas ready to spike Gunners

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, October 3-Cesc Fabregas will look to make Arsenal pay for their failure to re-sign him when he faces his old club in their match against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Once the jewel in the crown of Arsene Wenger’s squad, Spain midfielder Fabregas left the north London side to join boyhood club Barcelona in 2011. But he was never quite so central a figure with the star-studded Catalan giants and Arsenal had the option to buy back their former captain in pre-season. However, with Arsenal’s squad now featuring a clutch of midfield playmakers in Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, to name but three, veteran French boss Wenger — who this week celebrated his 18th anniversary in charge of the Gunners — felt he could do without his one-time talisman.Chelsea, by contrast, were happy to spend £27 million ($46 million) to bring Fabregas back to London, with Blues manager Jose Mourinho boasting it took him just 20 minutes to seal the deal.So far Chelsea’s investment has been rewarded with seven Fabergas ‘assists’, the latest in this week’s 1-0 Champions League win at Sporting Lisbon, while Mourinho’s men have won five and drawn one of their six Premier League matches to open up a six-point lead on the Gunners heading into this weekend’s matches.“Fabregas has made a huge impact. I know you kind of expect that from him but most of our chances come from him opening up defences,” Chelsea captain John Terry told the London Evening Standard.“Not a lot of people can see the passes he does let alone make it.”– No mixed emotions –Meanwhile Fabregas brushed aside all talk of a conflict of loyalties in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.“I remind you that I played the Champions League final against Barcelona (with Arsenal) and I swear I would have done anything to win that game — and I have been a Barcelona fan since I was a kid,” Fabregas said.“So I know that when I play against Arsenal I will know who is my (current) team, who are my colleagues and who I defend.”Arsenal have won just six points taken from 20 matches away to teams finishing in the eventual top five during the last five Premier League campaigns.But fresh from seeing former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck score a hat-trick in the Gunners’ 4-1 Champions League rout of Galatasaray, Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker believes the club are ready to break out of their rut.“We know we can do better than the two consecutive seasons (at Chelsea) before and I think we will try new things on Sunday to get a better result than last year,” he said.Sunday also sees another man up against his old side when Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, who only arrived in pre-season, faces former club Southampton — an impressive second in the table despite also losing several players to bigger clubs. Liverpool minus Luis Suarez have taken just seven points from their first six league matches and suffered a Champions League defeat by Basel in midweek.West Bromwich Albion will fancy their chances at Anfield on Saturday and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted: “When confidence is low, it can become about the individual, but we have to get back to being a team.”Premier League champions Manchester City, held to a 1-1 draw by Roma, will also look for a boost after a poor European display, when they travel to Aston Villa.“They (Villa) have started pretty well this season so it’s another tough game for us,” said City’s former Villa midfielder James Milner.Newcastle will try to improve a desperate record dating back to last season of one win in 14 league games, away to Swansea on Saturday.But such is the ferocious dislike of manager Alan Pardew among many Magpies’ fans, even victory in south Wales may not be enough to change their minds.Meanwhile a sign of changing times is that it is Everton, not Manchester United, who had the European tie in midweek — albeit in the Europa League — ahead of their clash at Old Trafford on Sunday. Fixtures (1400GMT unless stated)Saturday: Aston Villa v Manchester City (1630GMT), Hull v Crystal Palace, Leicester v Burnley, Liverpool v West Brom, Sunderland v Stoke, Swansea v NewcastleSunday: Chelsea v Arsenal (1305GMT), Manchester United v Everton (1100GMT), Tottenham v Southampton (1305GMT), West Ham v QPR (1515GMT)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Expo to offer health checks

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsA three-time Emmy award winner, Eubanks is also a broadcaster of the annual Tournament of Roses parade. A variety of musical performances are planned for this year’s Senior Expo, along with the presentation of the Senior of the Year Award. Free bingo, giveaways and a grand prize drawing are also planned for the end of the day. Representatives from various health plans will be present and available to answer questions. Additionally, the event will feature more than 100 vendors providing services of interest to seniors. Information about High Desert Medical Group’s Senior Expo is found online at www.hdmg.net or by calling (800) 266-HDMG. LANCASTER – Senior citizens can get health screenings and flu shots, listen to music and enjoy a game show hosted by Bob Eubanks at High Desert Medical Group’s 16th annual Senior Expo. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Poppy and JP Eliopulos pavilions at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H. Health screenings and flu shots are free for seniors 62 and over, as is admission and parking. The theme for this year’s Senior Expo is “Love and Marriage … A Golden Celebration.” Eubanks, famous as the host of “The Newlywed Game” quiz show, will host the Expo’s “Not-So Newlywed Game,” in which all contestants have been married for 50 years or more. last_img read more

Tottenham and West Ham charged by FA after London Stadium stoppage-time tussle

first_img1 West Ham and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday’s Premier League clash.Spurs won the derby at the London Stadium 3-2 but almost squandered a three-goal lead.The Hammers were pressing for an equaliser in stoppage time when a late melee occurred, prompting the charge.A statement from the FA read: “West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by The FA following their fixture on Saturday (September 23, 2017).“It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.“They have until 6pm on September 28, 2017 to respond to the charge.”Five players were cautioned by referee Michael Oliver in stoppage time.West Ham’s Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Andre Ayew were shown yellow cards, while Eric Dier and Fernando Llorente were booked for Spurs.The incident which prompted the charge came after a foul by Carroll which drew angry reactions from both sides and saw four players booked. Ayew’s caution for a foul came earlier in stoppage time.The visitors were under pressure after being reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes remaining when Serge Aurier received a second yellow card.Javier Hernandez had reduced the Hammers’ deficit to two goals five minutes earlier and Cheikhou Kouyate’s goal three minutes from time gave the hosts hope of a point which never came. West Ham and Tottenham players scrap at the London Stadium last_img read more

Liverpool must imitate Man City to win Premier League, Jurgen Klopp says

first_img 2 “They are the current champions and they still play like champions. We are all the challengers. That’s why we should concentrate on every game and not take any result for granted. We are all judged on that because they are the champions, they can do it, so it should be possible for us as well.”A win against Wolves would guarantee Liverpool top spot at Christmas and they then host Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.Their fixtures over the festive period will end with a home clash against Arsenal on Saturday, December 29, before Liverpool visit the Etihad for a mouth-watering encounter with City on the third day of the new year. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ scrap It’s 28 years since the Reds last won the league and it could finally be their year to end that run.Klopp, speaking ahead of the match with Wolves, said his side need to approach games in the same manner as defending champions City.He said: “I have to respect that City are really, really, really good.“I can’t say that City are lucky here and lucky there. They aren’t. Every match day they are spot on. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool need to be like Manchester City if they want to win the Premier League title this season.Liverpool are the only remaining unbeaten side in the top flight this season and they lead the title race by just one point going into the festive period.They have the opportunity to extend their advantage to four points, temporarily at least, if they can beat Wolves at Molineux on Friday. 2 BEST OF The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed huge blow gameday cracker RANKED Manchester City started slowly against Everton but ended up running out 3-1 victors Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Jurgen Klopp says Man City are still the favourites for the title latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury SORRY ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane “They were last year when they got 100 points and they stay in that mode. Chapeau. I have to say it, there’s no sign of weakness.“In the first 15 minutes against Everton maybe, but that was 12.30pm after a Champions League game so it was an extended warm-up and there were balls flying around and missed passes. But after that they took charge of the game and won it comfortably. Thank you very much. Next one. PAYBACK MOST READ IN FOOTBALL LATEST last_img read more

‘Liverpool can handle pressure of Premier League title race’ – John Barnes

first_img moving on IN DEMAND RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star It was only the second time Liverpool have failed to win at Anfield this season – the other being the goalless draw with City in October – and some have suggested the pressure may have got to the players.Still, the single point means the Reds are now five clear of Man City at the top with 14 games left to play.And Anfield legend Barnes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Thursday: “It’s not all doom and gloom.“It was great opportunity to go seven points clear, but we’ve added another point.“It’s only January and teams, including Liverpool and Manchester City, will drop more points. We’re not going to have another situation like last year where City went so far ahead of everybody else and didn’t drop points. targets targets 2 REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti John Barnes won two First Division titles with Liverpool Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool endured a frustrated evening at a wintry Anfield Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father John Barnes believes Liverpool will handle the pressures on the Premier League title race this season, with help from ‘the Jurgen Klopp factor’.The Reds missed their chance to go seven points clear at the summit as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City.They failed to take full advantage after rivals and defending champions Manchester City suffered a shock defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST “Liverpool drawing against a struggling Leicester team, City losing to a struggling Newcastle team – this happens in the Premier League.“So I’d rather see this as a point gained. Yes, it’s an opportunity lost to go seven clear, but we’re one point further ahead.”On the burden of leading the title race, two-time First Division champion Barnes added: “The pressure isn’t necessary going to show now, there’s still a long way to go. The pressure really comes into focus around March. TRANSFER LATEST ON TALKSPORT.COM “But I think the Jurgen Klopp factor is very important – he really takes every game as it comes, the pressure is to perform in every game, he puts demands on those players to give 100 per cent every time. So I think they’re able to handle the pressure.”Listen back to John Barnes on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

Gweedore & Naomh Conaill finish level again

first_imgThe 2019 Donegal senior football championship final will go to a second replay after holders Gweedore and Naomh Conaill played out another draw after extra-time on Sunday, on a final scoreline of Gweedore 0-14 Naomh Conaill 1-11.This was the scene in the Ocean FM Sport commentary booth in Ballybofey as Sunday’s replay reached its conclusion:Crazy finish to county final replay! Draw after extra time! Poor @Paddymac1985 is out of breath!! We do it all again on wed night!! Some craic!! @officialdonegal @OceanFmIreland @oceanfmsport #VoicesOfDonegal #MentalStuff #GAA pic.twitter.com/eDwMM1mvNG— Mark McHugh (@MarkMcHugh1) October 27, 2019Listen back to Ocean FM Sport’s commentary of the closing stages of extra time:The second replay will take place this Wednesday night, Oct 30th, under the lights of MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Throw-in is at 8pm. Extra-time and penalties will decide the issue if necessary.The eventual winners are scheduled to play Castlerahan of Cavan in next Sunday’s Ulster senior club quarter-final at Kinspan Breffni (2:30pm).Listen to the postmatch reaction of the respective managers: play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Naomh Conaill manager Martin Regan 27/10/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Gweedore manager Mervyn O’Donnell 27/10/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Elsewhere, Killybegs under 21 footballers are through the Donegal ‘A’ championship semi-finals after a 0-10 to 1-6 win against MacCumhaill’s.There was disappointment for Termon ladies in the Ulster SFC club final in Killyclogher as they were beaten by Donaghmoyne of Monaghan by 1-11 to 1-9.Weekend Donegal club resultsMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure SFC final replayGweedore 0-14 Naomh Conaill 1-11 AETUnder 21 ‘A’ championship quarter-finalsMacCumhaill’s 1-6 Killybegs 1-10Aodh Ruadh 0-8 St Eunan’s 3-17Kilcar 0-7 Four Masters 1-8Dungloe v Naomh Conaill (Monday)Under 21 ‘B’ championship quarter-finalBundoran 2-8 Glenfin 0-12Women’s Ulster SFC club finalDonaghamoyne (Mon) 1-11 Termon (Don) 1-9Junior finalEdendork (Tyr) 6-11 Naomh Muire (Don) 2-4.last_img read more

Strict Dress Codes May Lead to Discrimination Claims

first_imgCompany dress codes run the gamut from requiring workers to wear formal business attire to allowing them to sport jeans and T-shirts. Employers can usually set guidelines for business-appropriate attire, but they may face lawsuits if they get too particular about how women or men should dress.For instance, a woman in Long Island, N.Y., is suing her employer for discrimination because she was allegedly fired for dressing too much like a man, according to The New York Post. The timeshare saleswoman, who is a lesbian, wore a pantsuit and tie to work, which an HR representative allegedly told her was unprofessional. The saleswoman was told to “observe the ladies” in the department, who she said wore dresses and heels.Employers can generally set different dress standards for men and women, but they need to be careful not to run afoul of laws that protect workers based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. Here are SHRM Online resources and news articles from other trusted media outlets on dress codes and discrimination.Reasonable Differences Historically AllowedSome employers have dress codes that require men to have short hair and wear pants and allow women to have hair of any length and wear dresses or skirts. Women may be required to wear make-up and men might be told not to. Federal courts have historically allowed different standards if policies are reasonable and don’t place a significantly higher burden on one gender in terms of the cost and time it takes to comply. However, employers may get into legal trouble if they tell workers to conform to sex-based stereotypes, such as asking women to dress or act more feminine or men to appear more masculine.To continue reading on shrm.org, please click here.last_img read more

Intel SMS/SCS to SCCM Migration Utility Beta released and available for download

first_imgThe beta of the Intel SCStoSCCM Migration Utility has been released and can be downloaded from the following location: http://communities.intel.com/openport/docs/DOC-1660 A User Guide on how to use the migration utility has been included in the download. Since SCCM SP1 has a dependency on the Intel WS-MAN Translator for any vPro Client less than firmware version 3.2.1, the WS-MAN translator will need to be installed and configured before proceeding with the migration if you have legacy system already activated in your environment. As referenced in the Overview of SMS/Intel SCS migration to SCCM SP1 blog post, Intel has developed a utility to easy the migration of vPro Client that have been activated on SMS/SCS to SCCM SP1. Matt Royer Note: Intel SCStoSCCM Migration Utility is currently in Beta status and not considered a released product at this time.last_img read more