Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:26 pm Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:24 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG64′ Dele is not happy. The England man is subbed off – along with Gedson Fernandes – as Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele come on to try and shake things up.There is no reaction from Mourinho and Dele is clearly frustrated as he throws a water bottle and one of his boots down. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:22 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG62′ This tie could have been over. Spurs have Hugo Lloris to thank.Angelino has all the time in the world down the left and feeds the ball into Werner. The German dummies it brilliantly to give Schick a glorious opportunity but the Czech cannot beat Lloris from eight yards.Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:20 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGLo Celso forces Gulacsi into another save. Bergwijn gets away down the left and pulls it back to the Argentine who feints to beat a defender but his low drive from 20 yards is straight at the Hungarian. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:18 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG59′ That is his 26th goal of this phenomenal season for Timo Werner. Ice. Cool. Premier League managers, are you watching? Load more entries… RB LEIPZIG were 1-0 winners over Tottenham with a dominant display in North London.Timo Werner’s penalty proved decisive as the Germans take a slender advantage into the second leg.Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:39 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGHere’s Julian Nagelsmann: “You have to perform at the same level again. It is only one game. “It is possible to beat Tot in their stadium so it is possible to win in our stadium.“It will be complicated in the second leg but it is possible with the right performance.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:30 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMourinho on Dele: “I think he was angry with his performance, not with me,“I think he understood why I took him off and the team improved. “It’s difficult [to have Dele as a striker]. It is difficult to tell you our direction in the near future. “We are going to try things like we did with Lamela. “We are speaking about a very difficult situation.If I could I would move immediately to July 1 with Son, Kane, Lamela, Bergwijn, Dele but I am not I am on February 19.“I arrived 12 points behind fourth, we are now one point behind fourth. “The Chelsea players will be watching this on TV with nice sparkling water, lemon and we will not even sleep well. Thank you.”And as Jose leaves his presser, he sarcastically says “great question” to the journalist that asked whether RB Leipzig played well or Spurs played badly. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:25 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMore from Mourinho: “I’m not going to answer your question. I don’t like it.“Lamela didn’t train once with the team. He did a warm-up for the cameras. But he did not train. That is the player you saw play the last 20 minutes like he did. “Lucas and Bergwijn you saw two very tired players who gave absolutely everything. They will play again on Saturday morning.“The thing that keeps me confident is the mentality of my players – not just as players but as guys. They are a fantastic group of players.“They played with Werner, Schick, Nkunku. Both out after 70 minutes of incredible effort and intensity. They can leave Lookman on the bench. “On our bench we have one attacking player who did not train once. When I tried to change the shape of the team, I played with two players who were very tired. “We are in a very difficult situation, I am so so proud of my players. I am worried it will be like this for the rest of the season, it will be exactly the same. “One thing I can guarantee for the second leg is that even with whoever in attack, we are going there to fight.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:20 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMourinho on Lo Celso: “You are right. He is playing fantastic. He played so well. He got a yellow card which is a huge limitation. “He managed it so well and in the last 20 minutes he was phenomenal with and without the ball.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:19 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMourinho: “The result. 1-0 is 1-0 it is not 10-0. The result is open, it’s as simple as that. “We will not be the first team to lose at home and then win the tie.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:18 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGHere comes Jose…The Spurs manager is in his press conference now. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:13 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGThe visitors enjoyed more of the ball, more passes, more shots and, crucially, all the goals tonight.It means Spurs must score twice to win in normal time when they head to Germany in three weeks.A 1-0 away win would force extra time and then potentially penalties.Fail to win and, of course, last season’s finalists would be dumped out. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:55 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGThat’s it. Half-time in this tie and Spurs trail 1-0. Dele is straight down the tunnel, not happy. A very late penalty appeal from the home side was more out of desperation than anything else. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:53 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG90+4′ A late booking for Lamela for using his arm as he goes up for a header.A minute to go and the RB Leipzig fans are in full voice.Unsurprisingly, the same cannot be said for Dele.The camera pans to him and he looks furious sat on the bench. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:51 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG90+2′ Winks tries his luck from distance.But his side-footed effort was far too tame to cause any damage and succeeds only in giving the ball away. Poor decision. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:49 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG90′ FIVE minutes added on. Can Spurs find a crucial equaliser? Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:49 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG89′ Davies looks to make amends for conceding the penalty by almost setting up an equaliser.He stands it up and Lucas somehow – possibly with a slight push in the back – gets up to win it in the air.But the Brazilian cannot keep it down. Ampadu and Mukiele both receive treatment – the former from his goalkeeper for cramp and the latter for a nose bleed. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:45 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG85′ Another tricky run through the midfield – this time by Lucas – leads to another bundling over by a Leipzig defender – this time Halstenberg. Lamela shoots and has Gulacsi scrambling across his line but he gets down to turn it away. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:42 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG83′ Penalty-winner Laimer trudges off holding his shoulder after a collision with Lo Celso.He comes off and Emil Forsberg is on in midfield as Lo Celso lines up another free-kick in a similar position to the one a few minutes ago…This time he hits the wall. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:39 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG80′ Aurier goes flying to the ground as he realises he cannot get past Halstenberg down the Spurs right. He goes crazy, the White Wall goes crazy, Jose Mourinho goes crazy. But the referee is having none of it. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:36 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG76′ Schick comes off and Yussuf Poulsen is on in his place for the final quarter of an hour or so. A night of nearly moments for the Czech tonight… the early shot, the header and then the big chance in the second half when he was denied by Lloris. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:34 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG74′ Amadou Haidara replaces Nkunku, who was just booked.Mukiele goes down like a sack of potatoes after a tussle with Lamela… but suddenly jumps to his feet to get back and defend when Spurs look to get forward.That doesn’t endear him to the home crowd.Replays show Lamela put his arm across to shield the ball… nothing in that. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:32 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG73′ Answer: ALMOST!Lo Celso steps up and whips a curling effort towards the far post…But Gulacsi flies across to tip the strike on to the post for a corner. A fine save from the ex-Liverpool man. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:30 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG72′ Lo Celso is the man looking the most creative once again for Spurs.He shows some good feet on the edge of the box and is brought down with Nkunku shown a yellow. Can one of the men over the free-kick deliver?Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:28 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG69′ As you can see from his touch map, Dele struggled to have too much of an impact on the game – and certainly not in the areas he would have liked. He had that one nice turn in the box to win the corner at the end of the first half but otherwise was limited to touches deep and out on the left.
View comments Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo However, there have been plenty of cases of players mobbing referees, wasting time and writhing in exaggerated agony. Swiss broadcaster RTS calculated Neymar spent nearly 14 minutes on the ground in Brazil’s first four games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PLENTY OF GOALSWith just one scoreless draw in 63 games so far, Russia’s World Cup has been far from dull.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’By the time France and Denmark delivered a boring 0-0 draw, 35 games had been played with at least one goal scored, breaking a World Cup record that had stood for 64 years.The tournament averaged 2.58 goals per game through the semifinals, second only to Brazil in 2014 for World Cups this century. France’s Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar’s dives.Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells us about the tournament:ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Modern technology has helped the World Cup’s more modest teams pick the right tactics to frustrate top-class opponents, but there have still been some outstanding goals. Denis Cheryshev’s curling shot for Russia against Croatia and Benjamin Pavard’s swerving strike for France against Argentina are among the highlights.MBAPPE AND El HADARYYoung stars have made a mark, none more than France’s 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.Aging players have set records, too. Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever start in a World Cup game when he lined up in Egypt’s last match against Saudi Arabia aged 45. Mexico veteran Rafael Marquez became the first player picked in a starting 11 at five World Cups.CROATIAN GRITCroatia got to the final the hard way, becoming the first team ever to win three consecutive games in extra time at a World Cup.That added up to 360 minutes of football in the knockout stages, the equivalent of a full game more than France, which also had an extra day to rest for the final.KEEPING IT COOLPerhaps with one eye on the VAR system, players didn’t break the rules so much, but they’ve certainly been bending them.There hasn’t been a single red card for violent conduct, and just four ejections in total. If it stays that way in the last two games, it’ll be the lowest number at the World Cup for 40 years. Compare that with 2006, when 28 reds were issued including four in one game when Portugal beat the Netherlands. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The record of 5.38 per game from 1954 is unlikely ever to fall without major rule changes. Back then, many teams lagged far behind the best, leading to two 7-0 thrashings and a 9-0 game.KANE’S PENALTIESTeams have scored more goals than usual, but many weren’t particularly noteworthy.The 11 own goals are a record — in part because FIFA has stricter guidelines about attributing deflected shots — while the new Video Assistant Referee system led to an increase in the number of penalties awarded to a record 28, 10 more than the previous mark from 2002. Of those, 21 were converted from the spot.Harry Kane typified the trend in his push to be tournament top scorer. The England captain scored three of his tournament-leading six goals from penalties and two shortly after corner kicks, leaving just a single deflected goal from open play.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?
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The body of a Berbice woman was on Thursday morning pulled from a canal at Montrose, East Coast Demerara (ECD) after it was spotted by her son-in-law, who immediately contacted the Police.The dead woman’s identity was later confirmed as 73-year-old Chandramattie Deonarine of Lot 192 Section C, Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice, but up to the time of her demise, she had stayed with a daughter who resides in Happy Acres, ECD.The woman was reportedly ill, and stayed with her daughter so she could easily access treatment.However, it was reported that sometime around 01:00h, being in a state of hallucination, the now dead woman ventured out of the home for an unknown destination.The body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour to await a post-mortem. Speaking with Guyana Times, from Berbice, the daughter with whom Deonarine stayed explained that she last saw her mother about 01:00h during a prayer session.The distraught daughter further stated that she left her mother lying on the bed and she went back to her room. Just about 01:10h, she recalled her mother enquiring of the time and she told her.About 05:10h, when she woke up, she discovered that the elderly woman was not in her room; upon checking, she realised that the front door was open.“Right away, we thought that she left home, so we went to the police station to find out if anyone found her wandering, but she was not there… My husband went to the Georgetown Hospital and she was not there.” the woman stated.She noted that as her husband was returning from the hospital, he stopped at several locations along the way to check for her mother, but the ill woman was nowhere in sight.It was while driving in the direction of his home that he stopped at an intersection and looked into the trench and saw the woman’s body. The Police have since confirmed that there were no marks of violence on the body.The woman leaves to mourn her six children, siblings, and several grandchildren.
That means they lie fourth in the table, 16 points behind Barca, the unbeaten leaders, as the halfway stage in the season approaches. They have a game in hand, but their hopes of a successful title defence already appear in tatters.“We are all in the same boat, all responsible, me the first as coach,” said the Frenchman as he refused to blame any individual members of his squad for their slump in form.“We had two spectacular years and people should not forget that. I know the next game is the most important. We will not live in the past, but will not throw away what has been done either.”Real are preparing for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey last 16, second leg at home to second-tier Numancia, which should be a formality after they won 3-0 in Soria last week.Zidane, who was named French coach of the year for 2017 by France Football magazine after leading Madrid to a record five trophies in the last 12 months, held a meeting with his squad on Tuesday that delayed the start of his pre-game press conference.“I am not going to tell you what we spoke about, it was just one of these chats that teams have. You can analyse it however you like, call it a crisis or whatever, but we are looking for solutions and to make things better,” he said.“When things are not going as we want them to, we have work to do. The players think the same, we are going to work harder than ever, in every sense. It is not a physical thing or more in the head…it is a little bit of everything.”Zidane said he has no interest in signing a striker in the January transfer window despite an injury to Karim Benzema.Real may be off the pace in La Liga but they are still alive in the Copa del Rey, a competition they have won only twice in the last 25 years. They also have a Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain to prepare for in February.“I don’t mind if people think the league is over. The most important thing is to give our best. We’ll see what happens in the league, but we have the cup and the Champions League too,” Zidane said.Holders Barcelona host Celta on Thursday after drawing 1-1 in the first leg at Balaidos last week.New signing Philippe Coutinho will not make his debut until later in the month after arriving in Catalonia with a thigh injury.The draw for the quarter-finals is set to take place on Friday, with the first legs scheduled for next midweek.Copa del Rey fixtures on Wednesday and Thursday:Last 16, first leg (1830 GMT unless stated; first-leg scores in brackets)WednesdayVillarreal v Leganes (0-1)Alaves v Formentera (3-1)Real Madrid v Numancia (3-0) (2030 GMT)ThursdayLevante v Espanyol (2-1)Sevilla v Cadiz (2-0)Barcelona v Celta Vigo (1-1) (2030 GMT)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane, pictured at a training session in Madrid, said he has no interest in signing a striker in the January transfer window despite an injury to Karim Benzema © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Jan 9 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has defended his players and dismissed talk of a crisis at the reigning Spanish and European champions after seeing them fall further behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.Madrid ended an outstanding 2017 with a 3-0 defeat at home to their bitter rivals in the Clasico and their first La Liga outing of 2018 saw them draw 2-2 at Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Well it was the first weekend of the Halloween break and there was terrible weather at the weekend.It not put off the men who played in the Captain’s –v- president’s competition on Saturday. Well done to Gerald’s team who were victorious 3 ½ to 2 ½.Thanks to everyone that took part and a great evening was had by all in the clubhouse afterwards.St Michael’s were unfortunate now to advance to the County Final on Saturday.They lost by one single point and it was a very exciting game up to the final whistle. Sarah ran a charity night for Breast Cancer on Friday night and it was a great success with a large crowd of club members and visitors in the clubhouse.Everyone had a very enjoyable evening.Well done Sarah who pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable evening.I can confirm that there is a sheet regarding anyone interested in the Gaeltacht league is now on the notice board.Please make sure to put your name and contact details on the sheet if you are interested in playing the league this winter. Sorry about the delay. The first match has been changed until the 15th of November 2013 where we are at home to Cloughaneely Golf club.We are started sociable evenings on the Friday evenings in the clubhouse again.The clubhouse will open from 4pm from this Friday onwards.There will be free bites for anyone that comes to the clubhouse on the Friday evenings. What better way to start the weekend.The Winter Open 4BBB competition has just started on the 1st of October.This competition is great because you can play any day of the week, with whoever you want and as many times as you want until you qualify.There are four monthly winners each month who go forward to the Grand Final on the 21st of June 2014.The first three pairs qualify automatically and then the fourth pair will be the best recorded score by a 4BBB made up of club members each month.The 4BBB can be any combination and it would be great to see mixed pairs taking part as a follow on from the great competition ran by John and Cheryl Chambers this summer.All details of the competition can be seen on posters displayed in the clubhouse.If anyone interested in joining the golf club, we have special offers in place at the moment.All details can be viewed on our website or contacting the clubhouse and speaking to Mary or Ruth.Anyone joining now will get the rest of 2014 free of charge.Competitions this coming week:The competitions are as follows:•Wednesday 29th October Open Singles Stableford•Saturday 1st of November 4BBB Competition•Sunday 2nd November Mini Hamper GOY CompetitionGOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY HOST CLOUGHANEELY GOLF CLUB IN GAELTACHT LEAGUE was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSport
The seniors dug out a priceless away win against Convoy last Sunday afternoon and a vital 2 points to push us very close to promotion.The lads struggled to find top gear against a dogged Convoy team and with 5 minutes to go were losing by 4 points.With 2 quick scores and time almost up a final attack produced a well taken goal by Odhran Molloy to give us a minimum lead with no time for the hosts to reply.Final score 2-7 to 1-9. Next Saturday evening the team play Lifford. Time to be confirmed at training.The lotto draw took place in the hall last Monday evening. Numbers drawn were 20,22,25 & 27. Their was no jackpot winner on the night.Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Cathleen Odonnell , Toome and Ann Marie Mcgettigan, Derrylaconnell.The club are holding a grand prize draw and tickets can be bought from committee members or businesses locally. Prices €10 each or 3 for €20.Na Rossa come out on top in match against Convoy was last modified: August 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:convoyGAANa Rossa
This is France’s 15th World Cup and talkSPORT.com takes an in-depth look at the Group C nation and 1998 winners.MANAGERAppointed in 2012, Didier Deschamps won 103 caps for France as a player, captaining them to success at the 1998 World Cup and the European Championship two years later.He started his coaching career at Monaco, taking them to the 2004 Champions League final, and has also won league titles with Juventus in Italy and in his homeland with Marseille.The 49-year-old guided Les Bleus to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup and to the final of Euro 2016, though doubts remain about Deschamps due to a string of bizarre team selections since his appointment; there is a feeling he is not the man to get the best out of a ridiculously talented squad, as his 4-4-2 formation does not suit the players at his disposal.Still, he has an impressive record with France, securing 45 wins, 13 draws and just 15 losses in 73 matches.CAPTAINIt has not been a great domestic season for Hugo Lloris at Tottenham, with a series of errors hitting the headlines more than the outstanding saves he is capable of making. Still, the 31-year-old goalkeeper is a certain starter in Russia, as he played nine of France’s 10 qualifiers.With 96 caps to his name Lloris will be the most experienced member of Deschamps squad this summer, and he has captained his nation since Euro 2012, helping them reach the quarter-finals of that tournament, the same stage at the 2014 World Cup, and the final of the European Championships in 2016.KEY PLAYERFrances squad is full of brilliant attacking players, but Deschamps has always struggled to get them playing to their best. His job has been helped since N’Golo Kante’s breakthrough at Leicester and his continued world class performances for Chelsea. Kante will sit at the base of Frances midfield and take on the brunt of the defensive work, allowing his midfield partner Paul Pogba the freedom to attack without worrying about leaving space behind him.Kante, 27, has won 22 caps for France since making his debut towards the end of Leicesters title winning 2015/16 campaign. He was a key player at Euro 2016, and was named PFA Player of the Year and FWA Football of the Year in 2016/17. ONE TO WATCHKylian Mbappe is the obvious name as he heads into his first international tournament with France, but it is Presnel Kimpembe who could enjoy a breakthrough summer. Kimpembe, the Paris Saint-Germain centre-back, was only an outside shot to make Deschamps squad before Laurent Koscielny was ruled out the finals with a torn Achilles.Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti are expected to start the finals as Frances first-choice central defensive pairing, but good performances in the pre-tournament friendlies could see Kimpembe, 21, move ahead of one of the pair. Umtiti is seen as the more likely option to lose his place as he is relatively inexperienced in relation to Varane, though the Real Madrid star has never really performed to the best of his abilities on the international stage.Kimpembe made 37 appearances for PSG in 2017/18, and he also has a new manager to impress this summer with Thomas Tuchel confirmed to take charge of the Ligue 1 champions for next season.FIXTURESSaturday, June 16: France v AUSTRALIA (Kazan Arena, Kazan) – kick-off 11:00Thursday, June 21: France v PERU (Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg) – kick-off 16:00Tuesday, June 26: DENMARK v France (Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow) – kick-off 15:00KITS RECORD IN QUALIFYINGLes Bleus were defeated just once in qualifying – by Sweden – but there were worrying signs for Deschamps, especially when Luxemboug held them to a 0-0 draw in France and they only managed to pick up the same result in Belarus. Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann top scored with four goals apiece, leading to questions about Frances attacking capabilities despite possessing one of the most talented squads at the entire World Cup.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSLes Bleus take on the Republic of Ireland, Italy and the United States ahead of the big kick-off in Russia, with all three matches scheduled for stadiums around France; Paris, Nice and Lyon respectively.BASE CAMPHilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga, Moscow regionPROBABLE LINE-UPtalkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia. 4 4
moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing REVEALED Latest Transfer News Bailey, 20, scored nine goals and made six assists in the German top-flight last season but could now be on the move a year-and-a-half after arriving from Genk.He told the German sports publication: “There’s concrete interest.“What I can say is that my full focus is on developing myself as a young player.“If a club wants me, my management and Bayer will take care of it.” three-way race LATEST targets There is ‘concrete interest’ in Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target Leon Bailey, the player himself has told Kicker.The Bayer Leverkusen star had a breakout campaign last term and thrilled in the Bundesliga leading many clubs to track him. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED LIVING THE DREAM There has been previous confusion about Bailey’s international eligibility with England reportedly looking at him, despite the player not having the correct credentials.
DDTV: COME WINE WITH ME, BY RICHARD FINNEY, THE WINE BUFF, LETTERKENNY.You think you’ve seen it all; well find out how you can open a wine bottle using a SHOE!Click to play Richard’s very enlightening video. DDTV VIDEO: COME WINE WITH ME – HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE USING A SHOE! was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: COME WINE WITH ME – HOW TO OPEN A WINE BOTTLE USING A SHOE!