Alli and Mourinho slam shocking Spurs after they crash out of Europe

first_imgTOTTENHAM manager Jose Mourinho and star man Dele Alli have let rip after Spurs crashed out of the Champions League.Any chance of a dramatic comeback against RB Leipzig was lost in just 20 minutes after Hugo Lloris was twice at fault.2 Jose Mourinho cut a frustrated figure as Tottenham crashed out of the Champions LeagueCredit: AFP or licensorsThe goalkeeper failed to stop a soft effort in the opening minutes before being beaten at his near post – both goals being scored by Marcel Sabitzer.The defeat meant Mourinho is now without a win in his last SIX matches, making it the worst run of his entire career.Dele Alli said the side are in a “bad situation” with confidence completely gone.He told BT Sport: “It’s devastating. We had belief before the game and we didn’t perform. This is the Champions League, if you don’t step up you will be punished.”After the first one went in it didn’t change much but we conceded too many chances as a team. It’s hard to come back from those two goals. We had to show our maturity and fight and we didn’t do that.”We can’t use excuses, we still have quality on the pitch. We are missing good players but that happens. The players coming in have to step up and we haven’t done that today.”We apologise to the fans, to go out and lose like that, they deserve better.”We have to fight. We can’t be in the position we are in in the league, we can’t hide. This hasn’t been a good season for us.”The reality is we are in a bad situation, confidence has gone at the minute.”All the players are mature enough to know we’re not doing well enough. You always have to look at yourself first and I’ll do that and I’m sure the others will as well.”2 Dele Alli said he was ‘devastated’ and that the confidence in the group is non-existentCredit: Getty Images – GettyMourinho later praised the home side, refusing to single out his own players – like he had done to Tanguy Ndombele at the weekend.The Portuguese also said he does not think the squad need a complete overhaul in the summer.”Look, of course I was positive yesterday, that’s the way I have to be all of the time. If you’re not positive it’s better not to come to the game.”Yes we all believed but we know that in this moment it’s very difficult. They are a very strong side.”It’s hard for us to score at the moment. Our first couple of mistakes they score and then it’s very difficult. Their physicality is incredible, their defenders win the duels, they stop the game. They are very fast in attack. They can hurt us all of the time, they deserve to go through.”If I can be critical of some of my players, I keep this for us. They tried to give what they can give.”We made mistakes, mistakes that we have analysed in previous matches. I never blame players with some difficulties. It’s hard for me to cope with players who cannot express their potential, not those who are at their limit. I am with the boys.”I think probably it’s good [going out]. Difficult moments can prepare the future in a better way.”There is nobody to blame. In every match we have a traumatic injury. That’s the history of this season. It is non stop. It started with problems and you look to the position in the table when we arrived but the negative history arrived with Hugo Lloris’s injury.”Look to our bench, look to the pitch with Tanganga in his first match, Sessegnon in his second match. It’s very, very hard.”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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesHe added: “I don’t think so. This summer, unless something happens during the holidays, when we start we will have Sissoko, Kane, Son, Bergwyn, Davies so that is massive.”People can say it’s excuses but it’s [the injuries] pretty bad for anyone and I don’t think anyone would resist in this situation.”We have matches to play and we go to our limits. Let’s see how we end the season.”last_img read more

A league of subsidiaries: the eternal debate in Spanish football

first_imgThe Liga de Filiales is a recurring debate in modest football. Now, with the possibility that next season there will be 108 clubs in Second B after the Federation’s proposal to end the regular phase of the competition without decreases but promotions, Many fans have once again claimed this remodeling of the category, which many modest clubs would welcome. The reason is simple, they consider their presence unequal competition. They’re club-dependent teams with budgets of billions, while they live almost daily, depending on box office money, local sponsors, and federal grants.. Where a participation in the Copa del Rey, and the economic prize that it entails, is el Gordo de Navidad.This remodeling of the competition is many years old and it was in 2008 when it was about to come true. At that time Roberto Olabe and Ricardo Resta proposed to create this league of subsidiaries to LaLiga, the Federation and the First and Second clubs. The proposal was not so aimed at protecting modest teams, but at promoting Spanish talent. This is how Olabe y Resta defended this project twelve years ago at AS: “The debut and consolidation of young people is delayed a lot. It is very difficult to get there, except for those who aim for figures. There is more expense in achieving the category than investment in the training of footballers. “The particularity of this hypothetical competition would have been in the requirements that the players and each subsidiary had to meet in order to participate: they would have to be footballers between the age of 16 and 21 and there could only be a maximum of five foreigners per club to give priority to national talent. Another peculiarity is that some first-team players could play a game in this league as a recovery after a long-term injury. The format of the competition, in which 42 subsidiaries would participate in a league without promotions or decreases, It would consist of three phases. In the first they would be divided into three groups. The top five of each league and the best sixth would play during the second phase in an Elite Super League to be the champion of Spain. The rest of the teams would be divided into two groups. In the third phase the Cup would be played among the best in phase 2. This project, which did not materialize, had some drawbacks and concerns, especially in the Federation and in some clubs. Although it was and is difficult to make the jump from the subsidiary to the first team, they consider that the physical requirement of a league of subsidiaries is not the same as in Second, Second B or Third. One of the big complaints that the coaches of the Premier or Series A have, where there are these league teams reserves. “Why can’t our reserve teams play in an official competition if they are of sufficient quality? Our young people have talent, but not the experience to reach the first team. So they do not go over the bench. It is clear that the reserve team system does not work, something must be done about it so that the talent of the boys is not wasted “Rafa Benítez protested when training Liverpool.All projects have their advantages and disadvantages and each country has sought its formula. While in England and Italy there is this league of subsidiaries, in France and Germany what they do is limit the category to which they can ascend (the third division in the case of the Germans and even the fourth with respect to the French). And just as there are different models in Europe, there are also different positions within modest football. Many are suspicious of sharing a category with the subsidiaries, but there are others who do not see it at all bad. “The subsidiaries also give quite a bit of chaché to the competition. Perhaps the issue of their players should be regulated differently,” Felipe Llamazares, general director of Cultural Leonesa, recently pointed out to AS. Or, for example, Dorado, president of Talavera: “I would not like a league of subsidiaries. They give a lot of life to Segunda B and modest clubs like Talavera help us to bring people to the stadium.”For now, the Federation does not plan to change the format of the Second B and create an exclusive competition for subsidiaries. You will hear the proposals transmitted by the clubs through their respective Territorial Federations next Tuesday, but this league is not expected to be on the table. Especially on the part of modest clubs. Some of those who see it as a good idea believe that the time is not right and many do not want to pronounce themselves if nobody raises their voice and makes a firm proposal.last_img read more

CBL Lauds GN Bank

first_imgThe Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has lauded the newly licensed GN Bank Liberia Limited (a subsidiary of Ghanaian conglomerate Groupe Nduom) for taking over the First International Bank Liberia Limited (FiBank). In remarks Thursday in Monrovia at the official launch of GN Bank Liberia Limited, the Executive Governor of the CBL, Milton Weeks, said the presence of GN Bank in the country marked another milestone in Liberia’s banking sector.Governor Weeks said that milestone was made possible through collaborative efforts between the Central Bank of Liberia and the Ghana Growth Fund Company (GGFC), which is part of the Groupe Nduom family.He explained that GN Bank Liberia Limited is a subsidiary of GGFC with US$18.5 million already pumped into Liberia’s economy, which is a clear indication that the company has confidence in Liberia. “GGFC has previously proved itself as a committed partner in the development of Africa through investment by the group’s presence in a number of African countries,” Governor Weeks said. “GGFC has already shown its commitment through the successful taking over of the Liberia Enterprise Development Finance and Cooperation in 2013.”Mr. Weeks noted that the infusion of US$18.5 million into the economy not only demonstrates GN Bank’s confidence in Liberia, but shows its readiness to join the government’s reconstruction efforts in the banking sector.He indicated that the funds are more than adequate to meet the capital requirement of operating a banking institution in the country, as defined by the Central Bank of Liberia.“Thus, it is sufficient enough to protect the entire bank’s many depositors in the country,” Governor Weeks said.He assured depositors of the former FiBank (now GN Bank Liberia Limited) and the general public that their deposits are fully secure and safe.Meanwhile, Governor Weeks called on those who are indebted to the former FIBank through loans to make repayments to GN Bank, because the bank (GN Bank) has already purchased those loans from the FiBank.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Girls’ swimming: Hart makes a giant splash

first_imgC.V. remained within six points in the girls’ meet at the midway point, but the departure of Yumi So and Sara Sun – who left to attend club practice – proved too much for the Falcons (3-1) to overcome. In their individual events, So captured the 200 IM and 100 butterfly and Sun doubled in the 50 and 200 freestyles. So nearly rallied from a two-second deficit on the anchor leg of the 200 free relay, but Molly Rogers held on for Hart (2-0), which won in 1 minute, 48.25 seconds. “How often do you get to swim (in a dual meet) against two girls who have Olympic Trials times,” Neale said. “It was a great opportunity for our girls.” Jordan Danny, Maggie Hanson, Rachael Krager and Molly Rogers all won events for the Indians and teamed for a victory in the 200 medley relay (1:54.53). Hart swept all three relays, unofficially timed at 3:51.06 in the 400 free relay. “I wish I could’ve been here for (that relay),” Sun said before her departure. “That would’ve been exciting to swim against them.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hart won nine events in the boys’ meet to hand Crescenta Valley only its fifth dual-meet loss since 1992. The Indians recorded a 102-68 nonleague victory, snapping a streak of four consecutive losses against the Falcons (3-1). Despite four C.V. wins in the first five events in the girls’ meet, Hart had plenty of depth in the back half of the competition, sweeping the final six races to prevail 101-69. “This is a great meet, especially because C.V. always has super competition,” said Hart coach Steve Neale, whose boys hadn’t defeated the Falcons since a 115-55 triumph March 7, 2002. “We haven’t been winning (against C.V.) the last half-decade. You can tell by the way the teams are cheering for each other that this means a lot.” The past four seasons, the Falcons had the edge in experience in the boys’ competition. But with four standouts from last year’s team deciding not to swim this season, coach Jan Sakonju has had to build around young talent like Zach Taylor (200-yard freestyle) and Vinh Doan (100 freestyle), who won C.V.’s lone events. “The younger kids have really stepped up,” Sakonju said. “And I’ll have all those guys (on the relays) together for the next three years.” Sophomore Chris Weber (100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley) and freshman Konrad Antoniuk (100 butterfly, 500 freestyle) each won two events for Hart (2-0), which won the last five races after the Falcons cut the deficit to 53-41. center_img LA CRESCENTA – About the only thing that didn’t go right for the Hart of Newhall swim program Thursday was a missed chance to get a Southern Section Div. II automatic qualifying time in the girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay when the back-up timer didn’t record the mark. That was the only opportunity the Indians didn’t capitalize on against host Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta. last_img read more

Car-to-car shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Sheriff’s investigators are investigating a car-to-car shooting that critically wounded one man and triggered a crash that killed a woman and injured her adult daughter, officials said. The 67-year-old woman was at the wheel of a maroon minivan when it was struck by a black SUV whose driver lost control after he was shot in the upper body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Maribel Rizo. Marlene Johnson of Pico Rivera died at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, said Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Her 47-year-old daughter Patricia, who was a passenger in the minivan, was hospitalized, according to media reports. She sustained minor to moderate injuries, Rizo said. According to deputies, members of two rival gangs were driving in separate cars traveling north on San Gabriel Place when the shooting broke out at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of a black SUV, a 24-year-old Pico Rivera man, was critically wounded in the shooting. He was listed Wednesday as “death-imminent,” Rizo said. His name was not released. Four men in the other vehicle fled after the shooting, Rizo said. Their dark-colored Toyota struck a vehicle that had stopped at a stop sign. The Toyota then turned onto Berner Street and vanished, Rizo said. Johnson’s son, John, told Channel 4 that his mother was driving in front of the apartment building that she managed. “When they turned around, they heard the shots and they seen the cars coming, and the one car \ shooting at the SUV, I guess, and all of a sudden `boom,”‘ Johnson said, referring to the vehicle collision that killed his mother and injured his sister. “She’s just kind of like messed up, you know – everything happening in front of her eyes,” Johnson said of his sister. “She’s got bruises, cuts … scrapes. I hope they find them and send them up for murder, because that’s basically what it is.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Environmental Investigation Underway

first_imgDavid Vince with the BC Conservation Office in Fort St. John confirms that they received video of a March 31st incident.In it, it shows a vac truck, with the company’s name clearly seen, being cleaned near Mile 143 of the Alaska Highway.Vince isn’t able to name the operation, but confirms it is being investigated for other incidents.- Advertisement -He says the allegations date back to January of this year, however, no charges have yet been laid.last_img

Son strike rescues late point for Spurs against West Ham

first_img0Shares0000The result means Spurs stay fifth but move within three points of Liverpool, while West Ham go 15th and two points above the drop zone.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Spurs missed the chance to close the gap on the top four in the Premier League after playing to a 1-1 draw at West Ham.After the home side had dominated the opening 70 minutes, it was the Hammers who took a shock lead through Pedro Obiang. A venomous strike from the midfielder caught Hugo Lloris off guard and flew into the top left corner. Just as it looked like the visitors would land a crucial blow on their rivals, Heung-Min Son hit back with a similarly brilliant strike, beating Adrian from 25 yards to equalise with six minutes left.The result means Spurs stay fifth but move within three points of Liverpool, while West Ham go 15th and two points above the drop zone.More to follow…0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe omens certainly aren’t good for those hoping for a large turn-out for the Children’s Referendum across Donegal.Donegal’s islanders went to the polls first as usual.And on Inishboffin just 3 out of a total of 64 people entitled to vote had cast their ballot. Ballot boxes on islands off Donegal were due to return to the mainland last night after polls closed at 7.30pm on Arranmore.Almost 800 people were eligible to vote, including on the smaller islands of Gola, Inishbofin, Inishfree and Tory where polling stations were open for four hours.Only a third of those eligible to cast their vote on Tory had done so by closing time.  VERY POOR ISLAND TURN-OUT SUGGESTS VOTER APATHY ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: November 9th, 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) Tags:Children’s Referendumdonegalislandslast_img read more

Luke Anderson Earns MVC Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgThe save helped Anderson earn his third shutout in seven career starts, good for a .429 shutouts per game average that ranks first in the MVC this season. DES MOINES, Iowa — Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Luke Anderson has been tabbed as the Missouri Valley Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week following a string of stingy play between the posts. The Wayzata, Minn., native recorded three saves against the Braves, none bigger than his penalty kick rejection in the 73rd minute.  “We are delighted for Luke to be recognized as he turned in some great performances this last week,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “He has made crucial saves at key moments in these past three games, especially the PK save against Bradley on Saturday. This recognition is well deserved.” The Bulldogs will aim for their fourth-consecutive shutout at Valparaiso on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Bradley’s Gerit Wintermeyer, who co-led the MVC in points a season ago, stepped to the spot and challenged Anderson low and to the keeper’s right, but Anderson left his line and just the right moment and punched the shot out of harm’s way before being swarmed by celebrating teammates. This is Anderson’s first MVC weekly honor of his career. Anderson has been a fixture in net as the Bulldogs have recorded three-straight clean sheets and three-straight victories, most recently with a 1-0 win over Bradley in the team’s conference opener.last_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal priest who has worked to help Irish emigrants in America for the past three decades is to get Ireland’s highest honour, it was announced today.Fr Brendan McBride hit the headlines earlier this year when he comforted the families of those killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse.But the San Francisco-based priest has been helping emigrants for years and is the founder of the Irish Immigration and Pastoral Centre. The Portnoo native has been named by the Department of Foreign Affairs as one of the 10 recipients of this year’s ‘Presidential Distinguished Service Awards’.Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Fr Brendan is being honoured for “his life’s work to serving the Irish community through advocacy and the provision of support services”.He is also being recognised for his leading efforts in the US’s immigration reform policy.Minister Flanagan also remarked on the “central role” Fr Brendan played in providing support to those involved in the accident in Berkeley earlier this summer. He travelled to the three hospitals where the survivors were treated and provided support for their devastated families and friends.All ten are being honoured for how they served Ireland with “distinction” and for the way they “actively contributed to Ireland in a sustained manner”.The other recipients include actor Gabriel Byrne, British human rights solicitor Gareth Pierce, well-known businessman Tom Moran, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa and Irish missionary Sr Miriam Duggan. BIG-HEARTED DONEGAL PRIEST TO RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL HONOUR was last modified: August 31st, 2015 by John2Share 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:emigrantsFather brendan McbrideHonour PresidentialPresidential Distinguished Service Awardslast_img read more