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Solskjaer to survive this season as it would cost Utd £10m to get Poch in now

first_imgOLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is unlikely to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino this season due to a clause in the Argentinian’s exit package from Tottenham.Spurs’ settlement means the North London club could be due up to £10million in compensation if Pochettino were to take over at Manchester United before the end of the season, the Mirror reports.3 Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United this seasonPressure is mounting on the United boss after run of poor results that saw Burnley win at Old Trafford for the first time in 58 years in their last Premier League outing.Fans are planning a mass walk-out during their next league game against Wolves on Saturday evening as concerns over the direction of the club as well as the leadership of the Glazer family mount up.However, Solskjaer is thought to have been assured of his place at least until the end of the campaign.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red DevilsSolskjaer wants years rather than months to construct a side, something he believes other managers at the top of the Premier League have been afforded.Comparing himself with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, he said: “We do have a way of doing things, of course.”You can see other teams have done well. Jurgen spent four years building his team, and they’re going well now.”United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and the club’s American owners want to give the former Cardiff boss time to turn things around after he was given the job on a permanent basis in March 2019.Woodward is in the firing line for United supporters unhappy at the club’s transfer dealings and was targeted by a gang of furious fans who launched a smoke bomb and fireworks at his home last night.A source told The Sun: “We didn’t get to speak to Woodward but hopefully he’ll get the message because we’re not going away and we won’t stand around doing nothing while our club is ruined.”A club statement said after the attack on Woodward’s £2million Cheshire mansion: “Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.”Despite the unrest, United look to have finally sealed a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes after a drawn out transfer saga.United upped their original bid by £4m to £55m including bonuses, after late interest from Barcelona, to land the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder.The club’s recruitment policy has been slammed since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson with a number of big money signings failing to deliver on the pitch.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes3United fans’ worries grew even further when Solskjaer revealed Alexis Sanchez will return to Old Trafford after his Inter Milan loan move.The former Molde boss said the £505,000-a-week flop would prove his doubters wrong.Supporters took to social media to voice their frustration with one calling it “mind boggling” and another going as far as to say the Norwegian is “the worst Premier League manager of all time”.3 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Alexis Sanchez will return to Old Trafford and prove his doubters wrongCredit: AFP or licensorsMan Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskajaer is convinced he will be given time to complete his rebuilding project at Old Traffordlast_img read more

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Admiralty defeats Besta United 3-1

first_imgNational Soccer Academy development team Besta PNG United went head to head with Admiralty FC for the last time this season with Admiralty coming out winners 3-1.The match got underway on Saturday in Port Moresby at the Bisini soccer ground as the National Soccer League ended its round 14 matches before heading into the semi-finals next weekend.The development team suffered the loss following the absence of some of its key players who are out of the country for the U19 World Cup Qualifiers.Admiralty took advantage and played well, scoring three goals which included one from a penalty shoot out. Both teams struggled to score in the first 30 minutes of the game with both teams defending well.Admiralty organised well and got on track 10 ten minutes before half time, scoring their first goal 1-0 through Poakot Poesi who found the net after a great set up by Mark Gobono.In the second half Admiralty continued their lead, scoring their second goal through Moffat Kalif to make it 2-0 following a penalty shoot out.The penalty shoot out came after Pettyshen Elizah was knocked down right in front of Besta’s net by Besta’s Russel Chris who was given a yellow card.Admiralty were on fire scoring their third goal ten minutes later through Moffat Kalifa after a second attempt straight through the net.Besta fired back ten minutes later with a powerful goal by Maskulan Pulung straight through the net ten metres away.However Besta lost composure in the remaining minutes of the game following two missed opportunities right in front of Admiralty’s net with full time score 3-1.The game was the final match played in Port Moresby for the season as both semi-finals will be played in Lae, Morobe province.Results from the double header in Lae, the undefeated minor premiers Hekari United FC continued their winning streak, beating Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC 3-1, while Lae FC thrashed bottom team Eastern Stars FC 4-0.The semi-finals next weekend will see the top four teams battle for a place in the grand final. They are top team Hekari, Morobe FC, Lae FC and Oro FC.Besta have finished in the 2014 season in fifth place followed by Admiralty in sixth place and Eastern Stars in seventh spot.last_img read more

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Netball to include males too

first_imgPNG Netball Board has given its endorsement to the newly established PNG Mixed and Men’s Netball Association.The endorsement of the PNG Mixed and Men’s Netball Association will give rise to equal participation opportunities for male players and female players outside the mainstream High Performance Program.The Association will be formalised as an Associate Member of PNG Netball at the Council AGM in September 2016.PNG Netball President Julienne Leka-Maliaki confirmed in a statement that competition will start with a dedicated Mixed Competition due to start in March 2016 and will have three grades for all levels of players with different abilities.The Premier League will cater for those teams that have above average skills who want a tough fought competition.Social A Grade for those teams who have the skills but like to have fun and Social B Grade for teams who a new to the game and want to have fun learning.The inaugural competition will run for 15 weeks, twice a year following International Mixed Rules and the Association is looking to run this competition midweek in the evenings to keep weekends free.Volunteers interested to help with the running of the association including umpires who wish to develop their skills into the Mixed and Men’s game can contact the coordinator, Adam Parker at aparker@pngfp.com for further information.last_img read more

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Athletics PNG calls for fair reporting

first_imgSecretary for APNG Philip Rehder said this is to avoid confusing athletes, coaches and observers. “APNG are the authority on the matter of team selections and this is not a multi-sport game where our athletes participate under the umbrella of Team PNG,” said Rehder.This call was backed up by president of APNG, Tony Green, who said both sides of the story must be reported at all times.“Before publishing negative stories about the conduct of sporting events, please get both sides of the story,” said Green.last_img

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Wimbledon: Pablo Cuevas protests over urinating accusations in doubles match

first_imgUruguay’s Pablo Cuevas and Spain’s Marcel Granollers were facing off against Britain’s Jonny Marray and Canada’s Adil Shamasdin in the men’s doubles.After an almost-four-hour, five-set marathon and down a break at 8-9, Cuevas and Granollers were denied a bathroom break by French umpire Aurelie Tourte.A witness accused Cuevas of threatening to relieve himself into a ball can under the cover of a towel, prompting a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.The accusation did not go down well, and when a second violation was issued after Cuevas smashed a ball out of the court in anger, chaos ensued.The code violation saw the 15th seeds docked a point, putting them down triple match point in the final set.”He got a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct,” Shamasdin said.”It was during a changeover and I guess it was something to do with a can or something, I really don’t know. I think it has something to do even with bathroom breaks, I’m not really sure.”With perceived injustice hanging in the air, Cuevas and Granollers promptly marched to their seats, sat down, and refused to budge.Marray and Shamasdin, left standing at the other end of the court, simply looked on with bemusement.The delay lasted just shy of 10 minutes. Forfeiture looked a real certainty, before Cuevas and Granollers eventually returned to play the final two points, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 14-12.But once handshakes were out of the way, the protest continued.Granollers shoved an empty ball can towards Tourte, sans the alleged urine, as the umpire was led away from the fuming Spaniard by security.Granollers vowed to lodge a formal complaint with the referee’s office, saying his English was not good enough to articulate exactly what went down on the court.”She lied, she lied. She thought one thing that was not true,” Granollers said of Tourte.The rules for men’s doubles say players are allowed two toilet breaks during a match. Marray — who won the 2012 Wimbledon doubles title — said his opponents should have been allowed to go.”I think you should be allowed an extra toilet break if it goes to five sets,” he said.”Are you supposed to go before your own service game? I don’t know what the actual rule is. I think you should be allowed to go to the toilet. It’s deep in the fifth set. I went a couple of times.”Inadvertently, the pair’s protest before wrapping up the match almost caused another unintended consequence.”I actually had to go to the bathroom at that point, because we were waiting,” Shamasdin said.last_img read more

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Embarba is already from Espanyol: “It’s a big step in my career”

first_imgAdrián Embarba, who is officially an Espanyol player, arrives to complete Abelardo Fernández’s squad in his fight to achieve salvation. It is the third signing of a winter market in which the blue and white club has thrown the house through the window, with the hiring of Raúl de Tomás (21 million plus 2.5 in variables) and Leandro Cabrera, which has cost another nine million. A blow on the table of the president, Chen Yansheng, and a new policy of signings with Rufete as sole responsible.Espanyol will pay Rayo Vallecano ten million for the termination clause. It remains to be seen whether it is at once or in installments, the same formula with which Betis was made with Borja Iglesias last summer. A way to amortize the signing more and not impact so much on a salary limit that increased thanks to the capital increase of 50 million and the increase in income due to the Europa League to 80 million. The footballer, 27 (will turn 28 in May), He has signed until 2024 and sees this opportunity as a “challenge” and as an “honor”, as well as “a great step in my career.” “It is one of the best clubs in this country, it is a responsibility, not a burden. We want to achieve the goal by going day by day. We all want to add. The group is amazing and from there we will build it,” insisted the player who has passed seven years at Rayo Vallecano, a club where he coincided with Raúl de Tomás. “I have a very good relationship. I played with him for two seasons. We continue to have contact. When he heard the news he started writing to me. I congratulated him. Luckily, we got together and hopefully give many joys”he proclaimed. The soccer player arrives in shape. He has seven goals and 11 assists in the Lightning, so he has already wanted to play as soon as he enters the stadium. “I’ve been walking around the stadium before and I wanted to change and start playing. I arrived very well physically and in a great mood. I really want to wear this shirt and hopefully I can help the team, “he explained.Embarba fits perfectly in Abelardo’s scheme. As Rufete pointed out, the end is going to give the team immediate performance considering that it comes from playing regularly with Lightning. “It’s been almost seven years that I play in the Lightning, also close to my people. I’m looking for new challenges, I want to grow, left many things. It is time to say goodbye and think about everyday life. It is a pride that Espanyol is my home, I hope there are joys, “he said. Rufete He believes that “statistically you are a great player. Raúl de Tomás and you know each other. We want immediate performance. We value all market options. It will give us speed in performance, which is what we need. “The player also said that he has been receiving offers since summer, but he did not think about it when Espanyol knocked on the door. “I want to try to see how far I get”, he said just before leaving the lawn of the RCDE Stadium and traveling by car to Sant Adrià, where he will train for the first time with his teammates.Embarba is an old yearning for Espanyol, since it has been several summer markets that its name sounds in the offices of Cornellà, but Rayo has been adamant not to let it out. The player accumulates 89 games in First and has scored ten goals. This course has 22 games played, with 11 assists and seven goals. The club has decided on this option by also contemplating those of Cristian Tello and Ibai Gómez. But the agreement with Lightning was faster.last_img read more

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The Eibar-Real Sociedad, postponed for air pollution, will be held on Tuesday 10 (8:00 p.m.)

first_imgBefore the postponement last Sunday, the Real had played 8 games in 25 days for facing two competitions with great success. She was sixth classified until a week ago in the league and aspires to qualify for Europe; while in Copa he is one of the four semifinalists after eliminating a single match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. In these 8 duels, he has won 6 victories (4 of them in the cup).The ‘toll’ paid by the San Sebastian team is the fatigue of its main players, because his coach, Imanol Alguacil, has used almost without resting his starting players. Thus, the postponement has benefited the Royal in order to give a break to its staff.On the other hand, Eibar wanted to dispute as soon as possible – once the environmental alert has disappeared – the meeting suspended due to air pollution. And is that in the league is immersed in the fight for permanence and during the last league day they have scored the last four classified. Thus, the Barça team, which could not play last Sunday, is only 3 points above the relegation points, although with one game less, and the derby with the Real is an option to add and move away from danger.Eibar faces a very complicated duel this week, as it will visit Barcelona (16 hours) on Saturday at the Camp Nou. Then he will play two consecutive games in Ipurua against direct rivals in the fight for permanence, on Saturday, February 29 (1:00 p.m.) against Levante; and on Saturday, March 7 (1:00 p.m.) against Mallorca.In this way, he will repeat in Ipurua against Real Sociedad on Tuesday, March 10 (8:00 p.m.); before making a new complicated displacement before Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu. Although the duel against the white team, leader of the league, has not yet been designated, it will probably take place on Saturday, March 14. The blue and white club has achieved that The derby between the two Guipuzcoan First Division teams takes place after the Real play the return match of the Copa del Rey semifinal against Mirandés, which will be on Wednesday, March 4 in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos). The royalists did not want the postponed duel against Eibar to arrive before the decisive match against Mirandés in the Anduva camp, where they will defend the 2-1 achieved in Anoeta last Thursday. They are one step away from qualifying for the final copera of Seville, and have prioritized wanting to get ‘fresh’ to the semifinal cup above all else.Next week could not be celebrated in principle because Real plays on Friday. The Eibar knew and did not care. To the point that he asked LaLiga to change the party of the Donostiarras, involving Valladolid, a third party. The club that presides over Aperribay was clinging to Friday’s game, although it is clear that he preferred after the semifinal. The Eibar-Real Sociedad party, postponed due to air pollution, will be played on Tuesday, March 10 in Ipurua from 8:00 p.m.. The two Gipuzkoan clubs have reached an agreement to delay three weeks a match that should have been played last Sunday and that It was suspended by a fire in a landfill in Zaldibar (Bizkaia).The environmental alert still persists, and therefore Osakidetza (Basque Health Service) recommendation to close the windows of the houses of Eibar, Ermua and Zaldibar, and not to do outdoor sports, remains in force. But it is expected that in the next few days the fire will be stifled, which will reduce pollution levels and normality will return to the affected area.Tickets purchased will be valid for the new date, although fans also have the option of having their money returned. To do this they must contact the eibarresa entity.last_img read more

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Racing-Zaragoza is declared a high-risk match

first_imgThe Anti-Violence Commission agreed to declare the Santander-Zaragoza Racing match a high-risk match, which will be played on Saturday 29th at 9:00 p.m. within the 30th day of LaLiga SmartBank, as confirmed by the Ministry of Interior.Racing is a colista of the category and Zaragoza is second, with a pending match which will play on Wednesday in Miranda de Ebro against Mirandés and that was postponed at the end of January due to the heavy rain that flooded the Anduva field.last_img

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Simeone, sanctioned for card accumulation

first_imgThe Argentine coach Diego Pablo Simeone (Atlético de Madrid) and the Valencian players Gabriel Paulista and Maxi Gómezthe espanyolista Victor Sanchez Mata and the bético Borja Iglesias, have been suspended this Wednesday with a match by the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, in relation to what happened on the twenty-fourth day in LaLiga Santander.Simeone was booked, in the 70th minute, of the Valencia-Atlético Madrid match, for “disapprove of one of my decisions through gestures“, as reflected in the arbitration record. The yellow one entailed suspension for accumulation of reprimands. Also for accumulation of reprimands have been punished with a suspension match. Gabriel Paulista and Maxi Gómez. For its part, Víctor Sánchez Mata has been suspended with one day for his expulsion, for double warning, in the Sevilla-RCD Espanyol; while Borja Iglesias has been for the red card he saw against Leganés. In the section of doctors and physiotherapists, they have been punished with four meetings Cristopher Oyola Palacios (Getafe) and Misael Rivas López (RCD Espanyol), expelled in the match played by their respective team.The Celtic delegate, Vladimir Gudelj, has been sanctioned by a match for his expulsion in the match against Real Madrid, for “voluntarily kicking a ball from his technical area by introducing it on the pitch.”last_img read more

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