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Opinion: flexibility here to stay

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Maurizio Sarri in sack threat as Roman Abramovich will not accept Man City thrashing, says former Chelsea assistant manager

first_img Phil HaighMonday 11 Feb 2019 8:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link124Shares Comment Advertisement Maurizio Sarri in sack threat as Roman Abramovich will not accept Man City thrashing, says former Chelsea assistant manager Advertisement Roman Abramovich ‘will act’ says Clement (Picture: Getty Images)Both Sarri and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta apologised for the heavy defeat in Manchester after the game.‘In the last three matches away we’ve played very badly so we need to say sorry,’ said the manager.Azpilicueta added: ‘It is one of the worst nights in my career, it is difficult to explain what happened.‘We are conceding a lot of goals and we cannot accept that. All I can do is apologise to the fans because it is not acceptable.’ Azpilicueta has apologised for Chelsea’s thrashing at Man City (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea do not have another Premier League fixture until 27 February as they have various cup commitments in the meantime.The Blues travel to Malmo in the Europa League this Thursday and host the Swedes the following week.Between those contests they take on Manchester united in the FA Cup and after the second Malmo tie they meet Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.MORE: Anthony Martial can be the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar SolskjaerMORE: Antonio Rudiger involved in heated argument with Chelsea fan after Manchester City loss Sarri is struggling to reach the top four with Chelsea this season (Picture: Getty Images)‘There’s something going on that’s wrong behind the scenes,’ Clement told beIN SPORTS.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘What I do know for sure is that the club will not accept that. The owner will not accept that.‘History shows that when the team is not playing at the level that is required, and expected for a club like that and what they’ve achieved over the years, they do take measures. They will act.’ Maurizio Sarri may not have long left as Chelsea manager (Picture: Getty Images)Roman Abramovich ‘will act’ following Chelsea’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday, according to former assistant boss at Stamford Bridge, Paul Clement.The Blues were walloped by the champions at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, suffering their worst ever Premier League defeat in the process.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starSuch was the level of the hammering that Chelsea sank below Arsenal into sixth in the table as their goal difference took such a heavy dent.Clement, who worked at Chelsea from 2007-11, believes that the club’s owners will not accept the result and will take measures.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Southern buyers look north for new home

first_imgThis house at 3 Mabel St at Redcliffe will be going to auction on August 6CoreLogic data shows the median house sales price in Redcliffe is $441,000. The Sydney median house sales price is $985,000 and for Melbourne it is $745,000The cheapest property currently listed in Sydney is a one bedroom apartment for $1.02 million.Thermo King managing director Roger Partington splits his time between Melbourne and his wife’s house in Brisbane.Together they have purchased a sky home off-the-plan at Banc in Toowong for “north of $3 million”. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee“I think a lot of people are looking to move up there,” she said. “They are making a lifestyle decision rather than a career decision and recognise the value for money they can get there over Sydney.”The suburbs with the most hits by would-be interstate escapees were Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Buderim, Southport, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Palm Beach, Maroochydore and Redcliffe.Victorian residents accounted for 740,406 searches of the Queensland property market, with those searches concentrated on Surfers Paradise (11,224), Broadbeach (9154) and Burleigh Heads (5198).Ms Conisbee said their data showed that Victorians often identified more with Tasmania than Queensland.Tasmania was responsible for the third highest number of hits with 200,039 searches of Queensland properties, with the folk from the Apple Isle keen to make the move to Surfers Paradise, Brisbane City or Caloundra.Those from South Australia (170,784 hits) were also focussing their search on the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets, while the majority of searches out of Western Australia (150,978) were in Brisbane City (1129).Northern Territory residents accounted for 45,754 searches across the state. Ms Conisbee said many of those looking to make the move to Queensland were unlikely to be deterred by a long commute after being stuck in traffic jams in southern capitals.“Redcliffe for example is 28km from the city and that would not seem bad to someone from say Sydney,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I would say many of those looking there would see that distance and not be turned off as they would probably be stuck in traffic in Sydney for hours anyway.”In total, Redcliffe recorded 10,766 property hits by interstate property searchers, with more than 6000 of those from NSW. Mr Partington said the sprawling apartment had spectacular views of the city, the Brisbane River and Mount Coot-tha. “That type of property would have been out of reach in Melbourne,” he said. “We are very excited to move in. “Our Brisbane base is at Darra so it is an easy run up the Centenary Highway, the City Cat is just outside the door, we are close to The Regatta, Park Road, it just ticks so many boxes.”Place Kangaroo Point agent Simon Caulfield said they had sold eight apartments at Banc in six months alone, with a total value of $20 million. He said settlements were due in December.’ CHECK BACK LATER TO SEE WHERE POTENTIAL OVERSEAS BUYERS ARE SEACHING FOR THEIR NEW HOME IN QUEENSLAND Renders of Banc at Toowong, which is currently under construction Roger and Michelle Partington have bought a $3.25 million apartment off the plan at Banc, which is currently under construction. Picture: Tara CroserPEOPLE from New South Wales looking to flee across the border to a better life in Queensland have made more than a million property searches for homes here over the past year.Exclusive data obtained by The Courier-Mail shows that residents in NSW conducted 1,651,443 property searches in Queensland during the 12 months to July 31.The most popular places searched by NSW residents via were Burleigh Heads (16,930), Surfers Paradise (16,727) and Broadbeach (12,650).Brisbane had 10,503 property searches from NSW – just 43 more than Southport.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said NSW residents, and in particular those from Sydney, identified strongly with the Gold Coast.last_img read more

2 drug ‘peddlers’ fall in Molo; high-grade ‘marijuana’ seized

first_imgRecovered from their possession were twosachets of suspected kush or high-grade “marijuana” and a P1,200 marked money.   Police identified the suspects as 19-year-oldFriyole Vergara of Barangay Compania Central, Molo district and Jiro Melendez,20, of Barangay Hibao-an, Mandurriao district. Vergara and Melendez were detained inthe lockup cell of the Molo police station. Prior to the arrest, undercover cops ofthe Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RDEU) transacted to Vergara(subject of the operation) with his cohort Melendez around7:30 p.m. on Friday. ILOILO City – Two suspected drug pusherswere nabbed in a buy-bust operation on Timawa Avenue, Molo district. center_img Operatives of the RDEU-6 said thesuspects’ source was in Metro Manila. The illegal drugs were then shipped usingan online courier service. Police identified the suspects as 19-year-old Friyole Vergara of Barangay Compania Central, Molo district and Jiro Melendez, 20, of Barangay Hibao-an, Mandurriao district. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Notch EIAC Win Over Lady Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville girl’s varsity tennis team defeated Franklin Co. 4-1 on Thursday to improve their record to 2-0 on season and 2-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Julia Hunter was defeated by Audrey Brack 2-6, 4-6.#2 Singles- Alana Pinckley defeated Ashley Monroe 6-2, 6-4.#3 Singles- Rachael Rose defeated Grace Moster 6-1, 6-2.#1 Doubles- Macy Simon and Karsen Worthington defeated Kelsey Ball and Tori Volk 6-2, 6-0.#2 Doubles- Audrey Weigle and Anna Kick defeated Inga Van Meter and Lauren Klei 6-0, 6-4.In JV, Batesville won 4-0. Jenna Harmeyer won in singles while the doubles teams of Grace Heppner/Mary Elkins, Baylee Rohlfing/Corinne Stone, and Maggie Schwettman/Sophie/Brown were all winners.Both teams will play Connersville Friday at home starting at 5:00.last_img read more

Double crown for Udit Gogoi at National Series Tennis Tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Udit Gogoi of Assam lifted double crown winning both U-18 singles and doubles titles in the National Series Tennis Tournament which concluded at Kavali, Andhra Pradesh recently. In the singles final Udit defeated Aman Ayub Khan of Telengana in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. In the doubles final Udit partnering with Aditya Balsekar of Maharashtra beat Aman Ayub Khan(Tel) and S.Boopathy(TN) 6-3,6-2.Also Read: Sports Newslast_img

Cold Fusion receives cricket gear from overseas-based Guyanese

first_imgTHE recently formed Cold Fusion Cricket Club of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, was last Saturday the recipient of a quantity of cricket gear, compliments of New York-based Guyanese Shameer ‘Joey’ Sadloo, his son Ian, Steve Ragubeer and Freddie Madray. Cricket Zone and Millat Sporting Goods also contributed.Sadloo, a former Guyana Under-19 cricketer, who also represented Everest Cricket Club (ECC) at the domestic level, and is on holiday in Guyana, handed over the equipment to Budhnarine Persaud, president of Cold Fusion at a simple ceremony, held at his former club on Camp Road, Georgetown.Sports enthusiast and International Six dominoes captain Manniram Shew, also a prominent member of Everest, played an instrumental part in securing the gear from Sadloo, a long-time associate, and the others involved.Members of both the senior and youth teams of Cold Fusion as well as executive members of Everest were also attended the presentation.Following the presentation, former Guyana all-rounder and prominent East Bank Demerara cricket coach Claude St John, who played a big part in Sadloo’s success at the youth level, held a rap session with the youth players of Cold Fusion and this was well received by the youngsters.Included among the cricket equipment were elbow guards, wicket-keeping pads, hip guards, bat rubbers, wicket-keeping gloves, jack straps, batting gloves, helmets, cricket bats, gear bag and practice clothes.last_img read more

Drama in Jaipur as Jos Buttler mankaded by R Ashwin

first_imgRAVICHANDRA Ashwin has reignited the spirit-of-cricket debate by running out non-striker Jos Buttler without bowling the ball. It turns out the dismissal was touch and go when it comes to being within the laws of the game.Running in to deliver the penultimate delivery of his final over, Ashwin stopped after entering his delivery stride. Buttler didn’t have his eye on the bowler and slipped out of the crease.As soon as he saw that, Ashwin simply turned around and broke the stumps at the non-strikers’ end with the batsman out of his crease. The decision was sent up to the third umpire, who didn’t need much time to send Buttler on his way.Rajasthan Royals’ Buttler had an unpleasant exchange with Ashwin, the Kings XI Punjab captain, while the third umpire made his decision. He walked off angry, and was seen shouting in the general direction of one of the dugouts.Speaking at the post-match press conference, Ashwin said of the incident: “Look, it was very instinctive. On my part, it was very instinctive. It was not planned or anything like that. It’s there within the rules of the game. I don’t understand where the spirit of the game comes, naturally if it’s there in the rules it’s there.“I don’t understand the point of sporting or sportive in that point because it’s rules. What applies for one man does not apply for everyone else. Neither was Jos Buttler playing there nor was I played so it’s very pertinent to just not compare two people..”This was not the first time Buttler had been run out backing up too far. On air in host broadcaster Star Sports’ “Dugout”, Kumar Sangakkara pointed out how, in a game against Sri Lanka in 2014, Buttler was run out in a similar fashion after two warnings by Sachithra Senanayake.The question here, though, was whether Buttler would have been inside his crease had Ashwin not stopped at the point of delivery.The updated law 41.16 says: “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out.”The wording “expected to release the ball” leaves room for subjectivity, which is where Ashwin’s assertion that he hadn’t even loaded becomes critical. If the bowler hadn’t even loaded, as Ashwin said, is it possible to estimate a time when he was “expected to release the ball”?Royals’ coach Paddy Upton, though, didn’t bother about the technicalities. He was miffed, and it showed in the press conference. “I think R Ashwin’s actions tonight speak for him and represent him, when I looked at his team-mates,” Upton said, “and I’m not sure it represented his team-mates.I think we’ll leave it up to the IPL fans to decide if that’s the kind of things they want to see, and we’ll leave it up to the cricket world to judge R Ashwin’s actions tonight. But for us, we’re certainly here to play cricket and entertain the fans and be good role models for people who love the game.”Buttler was looking in control of the chase of 185 at that time, having scored 69 off 43. His wicket, though, triggered a collapse as hosts Rajasthan Royals lost seven wickets for 16 runs to lose by 14 runs. Every wicket brought about loud boos from the Sawai Mansingh Stadium crowd.At the end of the match, Buttler shook Ashwin’s hand, but refused to look his way. Just behind Buttler, Upton seemed to have said something to Ashwin while shaking his hand, which made Ashwin stop in his tracks and give them a bemused look.“Part and parcel,” Royals’ captain Ajinkya Rahane said at the post-match presentation. “Sadly we are not allowed to comment on controversial issues. I am sure the match referee will take a call. We take these decisions sportingly.” (ESPN Cricinfo).last_img read more

Syracuse turns to spot-starts after injuries hit

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on September 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcClearycenter_img A few days before Syracuse matched up with Hofstra on Sept. 2, SU coaches sat Michael Lantry down in an office. Kamal Miller sustained a grade one sprain in his right knee the game before against Portland and would sit out against the Pride.Prior to the meeting, Lantry hadn’t played a minute in college and he also didn’t have a No. 19 jersey — a misorder from SU left him with only a home jersey, which forced him to switch numbers. He had a sense of what was going to happen, but the news still “surprised” him: he was going to start.“They told me don’t be nervous,” Lantry said, “it’ll be alright.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) has experimented with spot starts early on in the season due to injuries. Though SU head coach Ian McIntyre raved about the Orange’s depth early on in the season, SU’s hand was forced to use its reserves early on as Miller and, more recently SU points leader Tajon Buchanan, went down with knee injuries in the early part of the schedule.Both missed just one game each — Buchanan missed SU’s matchup with Cornell — and it resulted in starts from Lantry and freshman Hilli Goldhar, respectively. John-Austin Ricks made his first start of the season against Hofstra and SU employed four players on defense when Jan Breitenmoser sustained a hyperextended knee. Lantry filled in Breitenmoser’s position and Sondre Norheim slid to center back in place of Miller, leaving Ricks to start at right back.“We’ve kind of had to chop and change a bit,” McIntyre said. “We have some different players, like my dad used to say, ‘Horses for courses.’ We can kind of shuffle the deck a little bit. Sometimes you’re forced to.”SU has received mixed performances in the trials. Against Hofstra, the duo of Ricks and Lantry had noticeable lapses. Ricks missed multiple headers and even whiffed on a clear attempt near midfield, all of which led to Pride possessions. Two of those mistakes resulted in goals, albeit on both multiple SU defenders had opportunities at the ball.Lantry held his own, yet the vocal differences were apparent, Miller said. Miller, who said that vocality is perhaps the most important part of the success of the defense, noted that Lantry is currently one of the quieter players on the field.Lantry said he was tired, too. By the end of the half, he noticed he was slowing down. It was a hot day, and Hofstra is a tough opponent for a debut, Miller said. Lantry didn’t anticipate the physicality the college game would bring. A center back in his high school and club playing years, the converted left back had to do one thing more than he ever has before: Run.“He played well. We won,” Breitenmoser said. “Everything’s fine.”Despite the learning curve for some, Goldhar found much more comfort in his debut. Already having recorded his first career goal — a go-ahead goal the same day Lantry and Ricks received their starts against the Pride — Goldhar assisted on a goal in the eighth minute against Cornell by fellow-freshman forward Ryan Raposo.Goldhar said he didn’t get a meeting with the coaches. He just saw his name in the starting lineup the day before. Goldhar and Breitenmoser both acknowledged SU strategizes on a game-to-game basis. Now, injuries have opened spots up. The mindset is no different.“Just get the job done,” Goldhar said.As SU lined up its starters for introductions against the Pride, Lantry stood alongside his teammates in relative anonymity. The freshman was making his first start, his first playing appearance and his No. 26 jersey was unverifiable on SU’s roster at the time of the game.At the time, he didn’t expect it to be a weekly thing — Lantry hasn’t played a minute in a game since playing over 60 minutes against the Pride — but even without the matching number on his backpack to prove it, one thing was for certain.“So … I’m 26,” Lantry said. “Not a big deal.”last_img read more