Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes that his side’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid further demonstrates their capability of competing with the best in EuropeAfter Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener after the break, Atletico were saved from defeat due to a Antoine Griezmann equaliser just four minutes later at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.Despite the scoreline, Atletico were largely outclassed by their local rivals with Real having had 69% of the possession and made 30 shots compared to the visitors’ nine.Yet Atletico could have escaped with the victory with Koke coming close and, afterwards, Simeone hailed the strength of his side that has left the club unbeaten at the Bernabeu for the fifth consecutive season.“We are up against two superpowers, like Madrid and Barcelona,” said the Argentine, according to Sports Mole.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Teams like PSG and Juve have seen how difficult it is to face them [in the Champions League].“What we have done in this decade is tremendous; Atletico fans should be proud of how their team is competing. In the first half they were better, but we then started to link up better in midfield and attack.“When they scored we responded immediately, and we saw a game we could win with Koke and [Angel] Correa. We could have lost without Oblak.”Due to their draw, Atletico have now fallen 11 points behind Barcelona with just seven games remaining in second. While Real have been demoted to fourth place in La Liga, after Valencia’s 1-0 enabled them to leapfrog Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Real Madrid manager took the harsh decision to snub Gareth Bale for the clash with Bayern on Wednesday, which led to criticism as despite Bale’s problematic season, he is still considered an important part of the Los Blancos squad.Bale never set foot on the field as he was not either in the starting squad or did he replace someone who was. His tough season has started a lot of rumours for his future, almost all of them regarding his possible transfer to mainly the Premier League.“I have to make choices and I’ve got some very good players in the squad,” Zidane said, according to 101 Great Goals.“There are some players who are performing well at the moment.”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There are still more games to come and I’ll be relying on him. It’s not true that I don’t play him,” Zidane added.Rio Ferdinand, however, shared his opinion that this was a rather clear statement.“One thing we were all talking about here in the studio before the game finished, making those substitutions and Gareth Bale doesn’t get on the pitch is a huge statement,” Ferdinand said.
Thibaut Courtois is about to leave Chelsea and his agent Christophe Henrotay claimed that the Blues should accept the offer of Real Madrid and let the Belgium international go to chase his dream.The former Atletico Madrid keeper wants to be closer to his family and he is very keen on joining Real Madrid – and even though Chelsea claimed that it is up to him, his agent claimed something different.Courtois’ agent spoke about the future of his client as he said, according to Sky Sports:“I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“For him, this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.”“We have seen suggestions that it is about money, and it is true he could get an increase with a move.”“But he has turned down a better offer elsewhere because this is more than a financial decision.”
Liverpool manager has urged the club’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet not to go public with grievances over his future with the club.The Belgium international was expected to leave Anfield this summer after spending the whole of last season as an understudy to Loris Karius.With the arrival of new first choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma, and the departure of Karius, Mignolet is expected to still remain as the club’s second option in the goalkeeping department.Earlier this week, Mignolet said it was “bizarre” that Loris Karius was allowed to leave on loan to Besiktas while claiming he wasn’t allowed to make a similar move.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.And Klopp has taken a dim view over the 30-year-old airing his grumbles – and reminded him that he is still handsomely rewarded for bench duty.“He will not leave today,” said the Reds boss, according to LiverpoolEcho.“In general, discussing your individual problems in public is actually doesn’t make too much sense. It’s better that you speak to each other, I’m a big believer in that.”“But it was still okay. Of course, it’s actually the one time, and we are all human beings and I’m happy with that.”
The 21-year-old winger has been playing professionally since 2014, but his father has said he’s not looking to move from his current teamWinger Steven Bergwijn started playing professionally in 2014 for Eredivisie club PSV.He proved to be a great player for Jong PSV, where he appeared in 31 occasions, scoring 14 goals.The Dutch youngster then was transferred to the senior squad where he has played in 68 matches, scoring 14 goals.And because of his current development, there are rumors of him moving away from PSV.“I haven’t heard any interest in my son, and we’re not trying to leave,” Steven Bergwijn senior was quoted by Football Italia.“If PSV decides to sell him it’ll be at the end of the season, not in the January transfer window.”Premier League clubs look likely to miss out on PSV star Steven Bergwijn Stuart Heath – August 18, 2019 Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United all look set to miss-out on PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.According to TeamTalk, PSV winger Steven Bergwijn extended…“No-one from Inter has ever contacted me, and I want to make it clear that Steven is not pushing to leave PSV. He’s very grateful for what they’ve done for him,” he explained.“If they decide to sell him in the near future then, of course, that’ll be a different story, but in any case, Inter should contact PSV first.”“His contract expires on June 30, 2022. He recently signed a new three-year deal and extended it for another year,” he commented.🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/vcnFkbj8MP— Steven Bergwijn (@StevenBergwijn) April 16, 2018
The Argentinean international striker recently joined the Italian Lega Serie A giants during the summer transfer windowArgentinean striker Lautaro Martínez joined Internazionale Milan in the summer to start a new adventure in the Italian Lega Serie A.The footballer was previously playing with Racing Club in his native Argentina.And after four matches played, and one goal scored, his father Mario Martinez decided to talk to Football Italia about how he’s feeling in his new club.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“He is very happy in Milan as a city and at Inter as a club,” his father said.“The Nerazzurri gave him a marvelous welcome and he is settling in quickly. It’s true that he had many offers, but Inter seemed most suited to him. Everyone dreams of playing in Serie A, plus they had qualified for the Champions League.”“There were many factors that pushed him towards accepting Inter and he is very happy with the choice he made. Right now his next target is to win the Milan Derby and then score his first Champions League goal,” he added.“It’s an incredible time for him, something he always dreamed of, especially to score his first in Serie A at San Siro.”
In an exclusive interview after their 2-1 home win against Brighton, Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has reiterated his commitment to the club.Saturday’s home win at Cardiff City Stadium came at an important time, according to Gunnarsson, as the international break approaches this week.“It was huge for us,” Gunnarsson told the club’s website.“It was important to get the three points heading into the international break. The boys did ever so well to win the game, coming from behind.“We’re going to need everybody this season. There was pressure on us to get the three points considering it was 11 men against 10 for that long. But we needed to be patient, and that patience paid off.”The Iceland captain also took time to praise his manager Neil Warnock and the impact he has had at the club.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“You can see the difference from when he took over to where we are at the moment. He’s done a fantastic job – everyone in Cardiff knows how well it’s worked” he continued.“He gets the lads going and he wants everyone to work in the same direction. It’s working well at the moment and we need to keep that going.“There’s another big game coming up against Everton after the international break.“I’m always going to give 100%, no matter if I’m in the last year of my deal. I’m here for the badge.“I’m here to do it for Cardiff, to do a job for the boys, for the fans, and for everyone involved with Cardiff City Football Club.“That’s just how I am, that’s how I’ve been and I will always be like this.”
Condolences pour in for Senior Prosecutor, Samantha Glinton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jul 2015 – The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (“ODPP”) mourns the passing of our beloved colleague and friend Samantha Williams-Glinton on 12th July 2015 at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.Mrs. Samantha Williams-Glinton, Snr. Public Prosecutor was a fearless supporter for the protection of women and children of abuse. She was a skilled criminal advocate – able to present even the most complex cases with a simplicity that surpassed the most experienced of attorneys. Her work as a Prosecutor allowed her to make regular successful appearances before all Courts within the Islands which included the Magistrates Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.Mrs. Williams-Glinton’s talent was wrapped up in her larger-than-life personality, high level of intelligence and her local knowledge of the people of the Turks & Caicos Islands.Her gift allowed her to present her criminal cases with a degree of empathy for the Victims, Crown Witnesses and even Defendants that only a true Native Daughter of the Turks & Caicos Islands could afford.She was a true mentor for us at the ODPP. Her presence will truly be missed, the memories she left will live on forever. Recommended for you Samantha Williams-Glinton laid to rest on Saturday Related Items:office of the director of public prosecutions, passing, prosecutor, samantha williams-glinton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sorrowful season at Abundant Life Church in Provo; two being mourned
TCI Integrity Commission Investigation Related Items:#illegalworkpermitTCI, #IntegrityCommission, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Police today confirm that their Financial Crimes Unit has uncovered a scandalous forged document ring and arrested two women said to be masterminds in the black market sale of fake work permits. Government workers, whom Magnetic Media is told are from the recently established One Stop Shop, are 28 and 47 year olds revealed Police today.In partnership with the Turks and Caicos Integrity Commission, there were searches and the two were arrested for uttering false documents to Haitians and Dominicans. The Police issued a statement today and explained: “Detectives have discovered that after valid work permits expired, payments would be made through an agency for renewal and instead of receiving renewed valid work permits these nationals were issued with forged work permits.”The Financial Crimes Unit is looking for more victims in the matter and asking anyone who believes they have been given false work permits to contact them on 941-4450 or 232-3258.#MagneticMediaNews#illegalworkpermitTCI#IntegrityCommission Recommended for you Veteran Public Servant arrested in corruption probe, Tourism Deputy PS taken in today Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former Labour Commissioner arrested on corruption allegations confirms Integrity Commission
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 14, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, has proclaimed November 26th through December 9th, 2017, ‘National Women’s Week 2017’ in The Bahamas. To commemorate this period, the Department of Gender and Family Affairs has organized activities to reflect on the progress of Bahamian women, celebrate their accomplishments and address social issues impacting them in The BahamasMinister Rolle announced plans at a press conference at the Ministry, Aventura Plaza, JFK and Bethel Avenue, Friday, November 10th. Among those present were: Cora Bain-Colebrooke, Acting Permanent Secretary; Lillian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director of Social Services; Gaynel Curry, Director of Gender and Family Affairs; Coralie Adderley, Chairperson of the National Women’s Advisory Council; and representatives of non-governmental organizations and partners including Zonta Clubs of The Bahamas. The theme for National Women’s Week is “Strong Women, Strong Communities, Strong Families.”Minister Rolle, who is the Chairman of the local branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Association of the Americas and the Atlantic Region, said National Women’s Week is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women who have and continue to embed indelible marks in the history of the Bahamas Parliament and the nation.“It is also an occasion where we must remind ourselves that while we are not there yet, we are well on the way,” she said.Activities include the following: A forum on women’s issues, special school assemblies at primary and secondary schools throughout New Providence and the Family Islands at which sitting female parliamentarians will speak.Sunday, November 26th – Church Service at Most Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stapleton Gardens, Trinity Way, 9 amTuesday, November 28th – Awareness Raising/Report Sharing Session on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the Department of Physical Planning Hearing Room (Aventura Plaza; JFK Drive and Bethel Avenue) 10 am-2pm. Mrs. Marion Bethel, the first Bahamian to serve as a member of the Expert Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women will give an address.Monday, December 4th – CWP Introductory Luncheon – Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians will hold an introductory luncheon at Luciano’s Restaurant, West Bay Street for sitting female Parliamentarians and the wives of male parliamentarians. The theme is “Strong Women, Leaders United”.The newly appointed members of the National Women’s Advisory Council, headed by Coralie Adderley, were introduced. Minister Rolle thanked them for accepting their appointments. Their duties include recommending programs that will enhance females, monitoring the status of women and providing recommendations for improvements to legislation that affect women and their families.The Bahamas will celebrate International Day to end Violence against women on November 25th and International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2018.National Women’s Week commemorates the anniversary of women who, for the first time in The Bahamas, exercised their right to vote equally with men. The right to vote was attained on November 26, 1962 as a result of the efforts of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.The week incorporates the annual observance of National Women’s Day on November 26, which began in 1985 with the recognition of the 25th anniversary of that day. This year in The Bahamas, the observance has been extended to an additional week. The color for the 2017 celebrations is orange.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS)Photo CaptionsHeader: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development is pictured third from left. Also shown from left are: Erica Moxey, Coralie Adderley, Chairman of the National Women’s Advisory Council; Minister Rolle; and Cora Bain-Colebrooke, Acting Permanent Secretary.1st insert: Senior officials in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development at the Press Conference to announce plans for National Women’s Week.2nd insert: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, the Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, is pictured in the centre along with senior government officials in the Ministry, members of the Women’s Advisory Board and representatives of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs.BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna
Received a briefing by Mr Richard Carpenter, a specialist drafter, on the provisions of a draft Insolvency Bill for TCI and advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the draft Insolvency Bill 2017 for forwarding to the House of Assembly for approval; Noted and approved for publication the list of public holidays in TCI for 2018; Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the draft TCI National Refurbishment Policy for existing tourism-related properties in TCI; Reviewed the recruitment of the CEO of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) and agreed that the position should be re-advertised. Cabinet further called for the recruitment of a CFO of the NHIB to be concluded as a matter of priority; Noted the report and recommendations of a consultancy study to improve the regulation of water and sewage processing in TCI; Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve conditionally Planning Application PR 12869 by Mr Crayton Dale Higgs for outline development permission and change of zoning from Low Density Residential to Tourism Related Development over Parcel 60713/351 on Providenciales in accordance with the Physical Planning Ordinance 2014 for the development of a hotel and condominium complex; Advised His Excellency the Governor to waive storage fees in accordance with Regulation 4 of the Customs (Government Transit Shed and Queens Warehouse Rent) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 for a consignment of building materials and relief items imported by Mr Derek Rolle on 3 September 2017; Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2017 for forwarding to the House of Assembly for approval; Noted the 2017 Valuation Report of the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) which has been submitted to the House of Assembly and called for data anomalies to be resolved before the next actuarial review; Approved amendments to the 2016 Immigration Regulations to permit the replacement of paper cards as identification and proof of status for work permits and other immigration documents with wallet size plastic cards. Cabinet further approved the implementation of regulations to guide the process for Business Visitors’ Permits as provided under the 2015 Immigration Ordinance with effect from 1 December 2017; Received a paper from the Hon. Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services on Local Scholarship Awards 2017/18 and noted the recommendations of the Scholarship Committee on the allocation of awards. Cabinet agreed that the remaining balance of the scholarships budget should be used to award additional international scholarships; Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the National Insurance (Amendment) Ordinance 2017; the National Insurance (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and the National Insurance (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 for forwarding to the House of Assembly for approval; Approved the waiver of import customs duty on a consignment of imported marine items by the charitable organisation, The Reef Fund, to repair damage to environmental installations in TCI following the recent hurricanes; Approved the relocation of the Providenciales Fire Station to a new site on Block and Parcel 60602/414 on the old airport road, Providenciales; Received an up-date from the Hon. Premier, as Minister of Finance, on recovery projects carried out in conjunction with Carnival Corporation following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cabinet agreed to fund a number of island clean-up projects on the island of Grand Turk through the Carnival Infrastructure Fund; Approved a proposal by the Hon. Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning to allow the Physical Planning Board, the Department of Planning and the Department of Environment and Coastal resources to suspend until 31 December 2017 the requirement for a full Environmental Impact Assessment to be carried out when considering applications for beach re-nourishment and repair of coastal infrastructure that were damaged by the recent hurricanes; Related Items: Approved the waiver of import customs duty on furniture and appliances imported by applicants before the entry into force of an Order approved by Cabinet on 1 November 2017 allowing such appliances to be imported to replace items damaged by the hurricanes without paying import customs duty; Received from the Hon. Premier, as Minister of Finance, an up-dated revenue and expenditure budget forecast for the remainder of the fiscal year following Hurricanes Irma and Maria and discussed savings offered up by departments and proposals drawn up by the Ministry of Finance to address current and projected revenue shortfalls following consultation with Ministers and departments. Cabinet approved a withdrawal warrant to be issued immediately to reclaim savings offered up by departments; Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the draft Maintenance Policy for TCI Government owned properties; Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 16, 2017 – Providenciales – His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, chaired the meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 15 November 2017, at the Hon. Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales.All Ministers were present.At this meeting Cabinet:Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the draft Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 for forwarding to the House of Assembly for approval; Reviewed vacant positions across government and approved priority recruitments identified by ministries which would determine the recruitment programme for the remainder of the financial year.Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Approved a proposal by the Hon. Minister of Tourism, Environment Heritage, Culture and Gaming to suspend the requirement for a full Environmental Impact Assessment to be carried out to allow for the immediate repair of coastal infrastructure that was damaged by the recent hurricanes in readiness for the start of the main tourist season;
Celtic Football Club striker Odsonne Edouard has warned his teammates that they need to respect Hibernian as genuine title contenders.Hibs, who are being managed by former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, are currently second in the table behind league leaders Hearts after an impressive start to the season and Edouard has insisted that they will not be taken lightly by Celtic.“Hibs are a very good team,” Edouard told this week’s Celtic View. “I have realised this from playing them since I’ve been at Celtic. They are good enough to be competing for the title.”“If we want to win the league this season, then this is the kind of opponent we have to beat. It’s a good challenge for us to see if we can keep our momentum in the league.”Rodgers berates £9m pricetag for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard Henry Ikenna Ugwu – December 29, 2018 Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says striker Odsonne Edouard is worth more than the £9m pricetag placed on him after being impressive since his arrival…“It’s a good time to play against Hibs given our last game against St Johnstone. At the same time, it’s a different game. Every game is different and this is a completely different opponent.”The former Paris Saint-Germain striker is of the opinion that Celtic need to pick up where they left off before the international break if they are to get all three points against Hibs.The 20-year-old believes that it is imperative that Brendan Rodgers’ team maintain the same level of performance like the on at McDiarmid Park before the international break when they destroyed St Johnstone 6-0.“They are second in the league for a reason so we need to come into the game focused and play with the same intensity as we did in the last game,” Edouard told the Celtic View.“If we do that and stay focused, then we know we can come away as winners.”
The former Germany international says he’s waiting for this North London Derby and hopes his team can winArsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will meet today in the evening in the English Premier League.And for 30-year-old German footballer Mesut Ozil, there cannot be a more exciting time.“It was the German guys, Per Mertesacker, and Lukas Podolski, who really told me about it in my first year,” Ozil was quoted by Goal.“Before I signed, I didn’t realize how big the derby was. But I remember the first time I played against them, you could sense the feeling in the days before the game.”Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“You’re not nervous about it, but you’re really excited, especially when the game is at the Emirates. Lukas and Per helped me a lot,” he added.“Derbies are always special. You’ll have loads of friends and family wanting to come and watch it. As a player, you’re excited.”“It’s our job on the pitch to give everything to be successful, but as a player, these are the games you really get excited for. It’s always a tough game against Tottenham.”“They give everything against us, as we do against them. They have a good team, with good players, but the fans want us to be successful against them and we are determined to do that. If we do what the coach says, we can win today,” he concluded.
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has hailed Mourinho as an “amazing human being” and disclosed how the former United manager called to support him after the death of Bradley Lowery.Defoe was close with Bradley Lowery while he was playing for Sunderland last year and the six-year-old battled with neuroblastoma.Lowery died in July 2017 after a lengthy battle with the rare form of cancer.“Not many people know this – I remember going through my stuff with Bradley and he (Jose) called me out of the blue,” Defoe told Sky Sports after Mourinho’s sacking by Manchester United on Tuesday.“He said ‘how are you? How’s Bradley’s family?’ I was quite taken aback and really surprised.“Away from football, he’s an amazing human being. I wish him well for the future.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If I’m totally honest, I’ve been a little bit surprised with some of the negativity that’s surrounded his name. Not just now but for the whole season, and maybe even last season.“I’m one of those people – and it doesn’t matter what sport it is – I always appreciate greatness. I think he’s one of the greats.“He’s a legend and at the end of the day, some things just don’t work out. As players, you go to clubs and it just doesn’t work out.“Looking forward, maybe he’ll take a break and we’ll see what happens. But I’m sure he won’t be short of options.”
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed claims that the club is interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have shown interest in signing Hammers forward Marko Arnautovic in the January window.Arnautovic has reportedly told West Ham that he wants to move to China, and the deal will move forward only if Pellegrini finds a replacement.Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson have been touted as potential replacements for Arnautovic, but Pellegrini insists the Hammers are not interested in the England striker.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“He’s a very good striker but the rumors we want him are not true,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports.“We have our players. We have Javier Hernandez, we have Lucas Perez, we have Andy Carroll, we have Marko Arnautovic in our squad. I’m happy with all these players.“If we don’t have Arnautovic? Things can happen, when they happen we’ll see.”
England manager Gareth Southgate revealed his frustrations over the Champions League schedule “mess” which could hinder his preparations for the upcoming UEFA National League finals.The Three Lions are one of four teams competing in this summer’s Nations League finals along with hosts Portugal, Netherlands and Switzerland.England, who are chasing a first piece of silverware in 53 years, will go up against the Netherlands for a semi-final clash on June 6 at Guimaraes.Although this fixture may well prove to be problematic for Southgate as the Champions League final will take place just five days earlier at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.Of all times, it also happens to coincide with four Premier League teams (Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham) all reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in a decade.Therefore, this could severely hinder Southgate’s preparations if any one of those four teams reaches the final of the Champions League.“It could be a mess,” said Southgate, according to The Telegraph.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Let’s say if two of our teams made it to the Champions League final, then we wouldn’t see them, at best, until the Monday before we play on a Thursday.“We have been in a semi-final, we qualified [four] months ago and what a great opportunity to win something. And then you don’t actually get the team together?“And with the emotion of that game [Champions League final], can those players even realistically play on a Thursday night for us? We’ll have to work out all of that out as that goes on.“They would all need a period to psychologically switch off and we’d have to look at Champions League final players when we got to it.”13 players from those four teams have been called-up by Southgate for England’s 25-man squad for their two EURO 2020 qualifiers this month.The Three Lions will first take on the Czech Republic on March 22 at Wembley before travelling to Montenegro three days later during the international break.LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 27: The England team observe a minutes silence in memory of Jimmy Armfield, Cyrille Regis, and Davide Astori prior to the International friendly between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)