Poch angry at being asked about Amazon doc after controversial Watford draw

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO was angry at being asked about the new Amazon documentary after Tottenham’s controversial draw with Watford.The North London side were brutally trolled after it was announced they would be the latest side to feature in Amazon’s “All or Nothing” series.1 Mauricio Pochettino has had a tough start to the season with TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe hit TV series documented Manchester City’s 2017-18 campaign as they won the title for the first time under Pep Guardiola with a record 100 points.But the decision to allow cameras behind the scenes at Spurs, where Pochettino is in the midst of the worst run of his tenure, has caused widespread derision.The club has already crashed out of the League Cup with defeat to Colchester and were thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Tottenham’s domestic form hasn’t been too great either, with a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Brighton before the international break.Only a late equaliser from Dele Alli helped the club snatch a 1-1 draw against winless Watford to leave them seventh in the table.And asked for his thoughts on the club agreeing to the documentary after the match, Poch snapped: “Do you think it is a moment to talk about that?”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment.”That was a club decision to do a documentary about Tottenham and me as a manager I need to give my best to help the club to do what the club want.”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment. That was a club decision to do a documentaryMauricio PochettinoPochettino recently ruled out a January signing spree as he looks to turn Tottenham’s troubled season around, and the Argentine restated his position.He added: “I am clear with you. I don’t say yes or no. I don’t say we are going to sign or not sign, sell or not sell.”It is not the moment to talk, when the time arrives we are going to take that decision in one way or another.”Now is the time to stay all together, all of the squad, with the staff and the fans and try and change the atmosphere.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”We are not going to get any benefit to talk about January, it is too far away, we have got a lot of games to play.”That is the structure of the club that is working and thinking and they need to be ready if we need to do something, if not we keep going, but I am happy with the squad, I am happy with the players.”Like always, what is going to happen in January I cannot guess today, what happens will happen.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneSpurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circlelast_img read more

Four-in-a-row for JC

first_img Wolmer’s had the better of the action in the second half, but could not get the all-important equaliser. Xavion Crosdale struck a low, hard shot, which headed straight for the JC net, but goalkeeper Kajay Johnson made a good save. Goalscorer Gooden had a lively second half, but was also guilty of a few bad decisions inside the 18-yard box JC coach Miguel Coley said his team came to win the game from the first whistle. “We put them on the back foot from early, so hats off to my guys,” he outlined. Meanwhile, team manager Ian Forbes said, “This very special win is for our new principal, Mr Wayne Robinson. We are always hungry to win and we have done a great job. ” Yesterday’s defeat was tough for Wolmer’s to take. It was the second time in fours years that they were losing to the Hope Road-based school. In 2013, they were defeated in extra time. Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds called it “a very tough loss”, bemoaning his team’s failure to win a final in 22 years. Jamaica College (JC) finished off another ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup schoolboy football season unbeaten, crowning themselves 28-time champions with a 2-1 win over Wolmer’s Boys’ in yesterday’s final at the National Stadium. The ‘Dark Blues’ just will not surrender the schoolboy football title, winning the championship four times in a row. They are now unbeaten in the Manning Cup game since 2012. The irrepressible Tyreke Magee did the early damage for JC, powering home low and hard past Shamar Jemison in goal in the 16th minute. Their lead was doubled when the tried-and-proven Donovan Dawkins scored his second goal in as many finals, curling a beautiful into the Wolmer’s net in the 25th minute. “It feels so good to score the winning goal in a final again. I didn’t score many in the season, but I am happy with this one,” Dawkins said. Besides the all-important goal, he netted five times in the season. Teammate Ronaldo Brown, one of few JC players to win four Championships in a row, said he “was happy to end his Manning Cup career and final game with a win”. Wolmer’s were handed a lifeline on the stroke of half-time, with Alphanso Gooden powering home a Mickel Graham pass in the last kick of the first half (45 plus two minutes). COULD NOT FIND EQUALISERlast_img read more

$10M ground coffee project launched at Santa Rosa

first_imgA 10-million-dollar initiative to produce ground coffee has been launched at Santa Rosa in the Moruca sub-region of Region One (Barima-Waini).The project has been launched as one of the green sustainable initiatives to be implemented within the hinterland for this year, and it is intended to boost the region’s economy.Some of the villagers at the launchMembers of the village are required to select 12 farmers who would each be required to plant an acre of coffee, which would be used to produce Robusta Coffee. Each acre will host six hundred coffee plants.Addressing those gathered at the launch of the project, Minister within the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, said Santa Rosa coffee must be known for its special blend. She added that demand for the product will grow, and employment opportunities would increase accordingly.The area chosen, Moruca, used to produce coffee, and Minister Garrido-Lowe revealed that Santa Rosa was chosen because of the presence of knowledgeable persons who can assist in reviving the coffee industry.This initiative is expected to support sustainable income generation and environmentally friendly projects from which villagers can benefit.The aim of this project is to make Guyana a coffee-producing nation, and partnerships have been forged with the Social Protection Ministry; the Business Ministry; and the Agriculture Ministry, through the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC).There also are plans to visit Brazil, the world’s top coffee-producing nation, to acquire firsthand information on the production and quality of the coffee being grown.The seeds will be set and nurtured with assistance from NAREI. Farmers would be educated on the correct planting methods of the seedlings. The Business Ministry would be responsible for packaging and production. Minister Garrido-Lowe is positive that this brand would be as successful as the Pakaraima Flavours brand.last_img read more

Blow for Man United! Long-term target set to agree new Benfica deal

first_img Nicolas Gaitan in action for Benfica 1 Manchester United’s long-term hopes of signing Nicolas Gaitan are over as the winger is penning a new deal with Benfica.United tracked the Argentina international all summer but failed to land the 26-year-old who has also been on the radars of Juventus and Monaco.Benfica have made a strong start to the season and sit at the top of the table – with Gaitan featuring in seven matches and scoring once.The new deal will tie the playmaker to the club until 2018 and make him one of the top earners in Portugal.last_img

Cameroon striker Njie joins Dynamo Moscow

first_img0Shares0000Cameroon striker Clinton Njie has signed a four-year contract with Dynamo Moscow © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 25 – Cameroon international Clinton Njie has completed his transfer from Marseille to Dynamo Moscow, the Russian Premier League side announced on Thursday.“Clinton Njie to Dynamo!!! Today, the Cameroon forward signed a contract with our club for four years,” Dynamo Moscow wrote on their Twitter account, adding that he will wear the number nine shirt. The transfer fee has not been made public.The 25-year-old began his career at Lyon. After an unsuccessful two-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur, he joined Marseille, initially on loan, in 2016.Njie first played for Cameroon in 2014 and was a part of their squad in the recent Africa Cup of Nations, scoring in their last 16 defeat by Nigeria.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Defender deal dismissed, one man set to leave, plus more

first_img 6 Arsenal are going to have to pull off something pretty big this transfer window to keep optimism levels high among a group of fans who pay high ticket prices.Signings and proposed transfers at Manchester United, Chelsea, and Man City, look like leaving the Gunners behind at the moment, with Granit Xhaka’s capture their only marquee move.Thankfully, there are plenty of rumblings about transfer business so it seems something will be in the offing soon… won’t it?Click the right arrow above to see the latest Arsenal rumours and news. Moussa Sissoko (Arsenal) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Arsenal transfer news… – Newcastle United don’t want to sell the French star, especially as they look set to lose Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool. A £35m price tag is currently dissuading the Gunners from making a bid but they do retain an interest in the player. 6 Clinton N’Jie (Tottenham) – Arsenal almost pulled off one of the summer’s most shocking deals as they enquired about the availability of the Spurs forward. The Cameroonian had a tough first season due to injury and the form of Harry Kane and others at White Hart Lane and now is set to join Marseille on loan as Georges-Kevin Nkoudou moves in the opposite direction. It is reported Arsene Wenger was interested in the player before Spurs signed him and was thinking about taking him to the Emirates to kick-start his career. Bruno Peres (Torino) – Arsenal have had a bid for the Brazil defender turned down as they battle Leicester City for his signature, according to GianlucaDiMarzio.com. Manchester City were previously interested in the player who has impressed in his two seasons in Serie A. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) – According to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal are in talks over a move for the Argentine forward. A deal worth around £40m appears to be in the offing, while he would require a wage of around £96,500 a week. 6 6 Rob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) – After a reported £2m bid earlier in the week, talks about a transfer have gone a little quiet. This could well be because a move is edging closer to completion. Bolton News offered a little more detail yesterday, suggesting a deal would be worth more than £2m upfront with significant bonuses based on club and international appearances. Wojciech Szczesny – Reports on Sky Italia are suggesting the Poland international could return to Roma for another season-long loan. They believe a new move will be sealed in the next few days so he can join up with the club for their pre-season training. 6 6last_img read more


first_imgIs it a good omen for Sunday’s big game between Donegal and Kerry at Croker?A Donegal flag flies high above the Kerry jersey on a premises on Main Street in Letterkenny.We hope whoever put the flag up passes on their head for good heights on to Jim McGuinness and co. But the big question is “will Donegal make Kerry walk the scaffolding plank this weekend?” THE PICTURE WHICH SHOWS WHY DONEGAL MIGHT FLY THE FLAG OVER KERRY was last modified: August 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MacGeoch Earns Second MVC Weekly Award This Month

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second time this month, Drake’s Calum MacGeoch was named Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday, March 29. MacGeoch went 3-1 in singles this past week and helped the Bulldogs upset No. 26 Oregon. He started the week with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Oregon’s Jayson Amos at No. 4. His lone singles loss came against Rice but came back to earn a nationally ranked win over Texas Tech’s Alex Sendegeya, 6-0, 7-5 at No. 3. MacGeoch finished the week with a three-set win over William & Mary’s Alec Miller. He has now won eight of his last 10 single matches. MacGeoch and the rest of the Bulldogs return to action on Saturday, April 9 when they host Wichita State at 4 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgShauna (right) getting her jersey for tomorrow’s final from mentor Sophie Connaughton (left)One Direction fan Shauna Boyle has proven she is totally dedicated – to gaelic football!The young Donegal girl was delighted when she got her hands on tickets to see her favourite band One Direction who play the 3Arena in Dublin tomorrow night.But Shauna, 12, was left with in a huge dilemma when the date clashed with her chance to play in an U13 gaelic football Final for her local club against rivals Termon at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny. One DirectionShauna is totally dedicated to playing with Naomh Conaill in Glenties.So the only real choice she had was if she would wear her jersey inside or outside of her shorts when she lined out for her team.Shauna said “I was a bit disappointed at first when I realised they were both on the same night. But then I asked myself how many times do I get to play in a final with all my friends.“I’m sure One Direction will be playing plenty of other concerts again. There’s only One Direction I’ll be going tomorrow and that’s to Letterkenny to play Termon.” Shauna joked that perhaps Niall and his bandmates might hear of her plight and get her a ticket for another show!Shaun’s mum Maureen said the decision to choose football over her favourite pop band was entirely hers.Shauna and her team-mates.Naomh Conaill manager Sean Connaughton said he knew how big a fan Shauna is of the world’s biggest boyband so he was shocked by her decision.“I couldn’t believe it when I heard she had given up her ticket to One Direction.“All girls at this age have so many other things going on, like Irish dancing, soccer and basketball – and then of course there are always concerts. “You always have one or two players missing. We will have a couple still missing because they are away on breaks with their families.“But for Shauna to give up the chance to see her favourite band so she can play for her club tells you a lot about her. She’s totally dedicated.”SHAUNA IS ONLY GOING IN ‘ONE DIRECTION’ – TO HER GAELIC FOOTBALL FINAL! was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGlentiesOne DirectionShauna Boylelast_img read more

Promoting a culture of reading, writing and literacy at the 4th Annual Abantu Book Festival

first_imgBy Phindi MadunaAs the official custodian of the country’s Nation Brand, Brand South Africa was pleased to partner with the Abantu Book Festival for the second year in a row. The organisation consistently promotes African youth development and advocates for the culture of reading, writing and literacy.The four-day celebration of African arts and culture which took place from 5 to 8 December this year, goes a long way in showcasing the vibrant township of Soweto to South Africans and people the world over. What started off as a mainly continental gathering has now developed to become an internationally supported and much anticipated get-together. There is no better place than the historic location of Soweto to redress the effects of the apartheid system that displaced spaces occupied by black people. In the post-apartheid era, education is at the heart of nation building. Education has proven to be instrumental in shifting this displacement and mind-sets.Once again, Brand South Africa partnered on the Creative Writing Workshop Masterclass. This is an effort to mentor writers with skills and competencies to share their stories with the world. This is an important educational interaction and exchange of information for aspiring writers who may otherwise not get the opportunity to engage with seasoned authors.Mohale Mashigo, the convenor of this year’s workshop, is one such seasoned author whose critically acclaimed debut novel ‘The Yearning’ brought much needed original subject matter to the South African literary scene in 2016. It is also noteworthy that Mohale is an all-round creative – a singer, songwriter and poet. Brand South Africa urged the participants to take the opportunity to learn and draw inspiration from her.“To Thando Mgqolozana and his team of creatives, you exemplify youth who have emerged as a creative and constructive force that can find solutions to South Africa’s social, economic and political challenges.” Said Thulisile Manzini, Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer. About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more