By Igor Nitsak and Jahmal CornerUkraine’s soccer friendly against the United States on Wednesday in Cyprus will be played under the slogan “Peace for Ukraine!,” the Football Federation of Ukraine said on its website on Tuesday.Federation president Anatoliy Konkov earlier said Ukraine had changed its mind about cancelling the match as a sign of respect for the United States.“After announcing our intention to cancel the flight to Cyprus for a friendly against the U.S. soccer team and with regard to the military aggression of Russian Federation in Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea, I received numerous phone calls from public and football representatives who expressed various views on this decision,” Konkov said.Konkov held a series of meetings with team coach Mykhaylo Fomenko and Minister of Youth and Sport Dmytro Bulatov.“As a result we arrived on a common idea we should play the scheduled friendly with U.S. soccer team as they represent the country that stood up to defend our national interests and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Konkov said.“This is a very important decision to raise the patriotic spirit of the Ukrainian people. It must unite the country and show the whole world how high our flag waves and how proudly sounds the anthem of the independent state.”Konkov had said on Monday that Ukraine would not travel to Cyprus for the friendly, originally scheduled to be played in Kharkiv but moved because of Ukraine’s unstable political situation and following U.S. requests.“We cannot hold the national championship so what kind of football can we talk of at all? If we do not have an opportunity to play on home soil, why shall we go to Cyprus in these troubled times for our country?” Konkov said.“We play for our people and country. Our team do not fly to Cyprus and stay at home,” he told the ICTV channel.Ukraine’s Premier League has postponed the restart of the domestic championship after the mid-season break following Russia’s military intervention.Russian President Vladimir Putin received permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force in Ukraine. The stated purpose was to protect ethnic Russians following the ousting of Ukraine’s Russian-backed president a week ago.Putin got the green light from parliament after Russian forces had already gained control of Crimea, an isolated Black Sea peninsula with an ethnic Russian majority and where Moscow has long had a naval base.The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia for its military intervention in Crimea, although no decision had yet been made, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.
View comments Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs LATEST STORIES Despite the late stoppage, Stoica was able to earn the nod of all three judges.In one of the thrilling matches of the night, James Nakashima recovered from Luis Santos’ constant striking and earned a technical knockout win 56 seconds into the second round of their welterweight bout.The United States’ Nakashima (11-0) won his first stoppage with his previous 10 wins all ending via the judges’ decision while Santos, of Brazil, (65-12) lost two of his last three fights.James Nakashima vs Luis Santos in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSantos and Nakashima had an awkward fall early in the second round and this lead to the Brazilian pulling his groin.With his health not at peak shape, Santos verbally told the referee that he couldn’t continue.Brazil’s Anderson Silva scored a quick knockout win over Australia’s in the heavyweight division for the ONE Super Series kickboxing event.Silva landed a stiff right hook that put Meunier to sleep 1:14 into the first round.In the third of the ONE Super Series bouts, Saemapetch Fairtex earned the majority decision win over Ognjen Topic.Fairtex was the more aggressive of the fighters landing the stiffer shots in the first two rounds but Topic managed to sneak in some blows in the third round. With 10 seconds left, both fighters threw out all defensive planning and landed shot after shot but Topic got a little too excited and landed a couple more blows after the final bell.China’s Xie Bin submitted Afghan Ahmad Qais Jasoor in their bantamweight clash.Xie (6-2) applied the D’arce choke midway through the second round and Jasoor (5-2) was forced to tap out 2:27 into the period.“This is what I want to do, this is what I can do, this is what I trained to do, the D’arce choke, said Xie who his sixth straight fight.Singapore’s Niko Soe had a complete turnaround and earned the victory against Indonesia’s Eko Roni Saputra.Saputra had the initial advantage in their flyweight fight scoring a single-leg takedown early in the round.Soe, however, got into standing position and landed a sharp right elbow to Saputra’s forehead cutting open the Indonesian.The referee called for the doctor but the wound was too big to be closed in time giving Soe the win 3:03 into the fight.In the ONE Super Series, Thailand’s Lerdsila Phuket Top Team earned then convincing unanimous decision win over Japan’s Momotaro.Phuket Top Team relied mostly on his body kicks that Momotaro continuously absorbed throughout the fight. P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 The Thai fighter was also the aggressor between the two consistently landing the stiffer kicks and dodging Momotaro’s headkicks.Bi Nguyen scored a quick technical knockout victory over Dwi Ani Retno Wulan 3:55 into the first round of their atomweight bout.The KillerHer Bee (5-3) bounced back from her loss to Jayme Hinshaw back in July of 2018 and also chalked up her first fight in ONE under the win column.Wulan, meanwhile, dropped to 1-1 with both of her fights happening under the ONE banner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Wada (21-10) is eight inches taller than the 4-foot-11 Balart (8-2) and he used his striking to great effect to earn some points in the minds’ of the judges especially in the second and third rounds.Although Balart scored a massive takedown in third round, Wada was able to land some stiff straights to maintain his control.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWada will next face Demetrious Johnson in the semifinals of the Flyweight Grand Prix.Meanwhile, Brazil’s Leandro Issa submitted China’s Fu Changxin via arm bar 3:03 into the first round of their fight. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Leandro Issa Vs Fu Chang Xin in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIssa (17-7) is a natural bantamweight while Fu (8-2) is registered as a featherweight and the two fighters met at a catchweight of 149 lbs.The Brazilian had early control of the match and his brutal arm bar was just the punctuation to his dominance.Issa has now won four of his last five fights including this bounce back victory after losing to Muin Gafurov in October of 2018. Fu saw his five-fight winning streak get snapped.In the ONE Super Series kickboxing, Andrei Stoica scored a tough unanimous decision win over Ibrahim El Bouni in the light heavyweight division.Andres Stoica vs Ibrahim El Bouni in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoth fighters were aggressive throughout the second and third rounds but El Bouni suffered an unintentional eye poke late in the final round.ADVERTISEMENT PBA semis: On a cold-shooting night, Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Magnolia Gustavo Galart vs Tatsumitsu Wada in ONE World Flyweight Grand Prix. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada escaped with the unanimous decision win over Cuba’s Gustavo Balart to advance to the ONE World Flyweight Grand Prix in the ONE: Roots of Honor card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Balart had early control of the match cutting open a wound above Wada’s left eye but the Japanese managed to recover and used his striking to neutralize the Cuban.ADVERTISEMENT
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Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Liverpool could be in for an FA Cup shock when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.There’s also a look at the vacant manager’s role at Aston Villa, with Tim Sherwood and Glenn Hoddle linked with the top job at Villa Park, following Paul Lambert’s departure.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Katrina Rainey saw off stern competition to take home one of the most prestigious prizes of the year, claiming her second major honour of the year.Full club notes and results below: Mary Beth McBrearty (34pts) saw off Eileen Williamson in second (33pts) and Sarah McBrearty in third (28pts) to win the club competition at the end of last month. The 4BBB sponsored by Jimmy Gallagher Golf on Tues 30th July was won by Junior Girls Ellen Russell and Caoimhe Lafferty 64net. Runners-Up Celine Markey and Maura Cavanagh 65 net.On Wednesday 31st July the Junior Cup Team Captained by Anne Cannon headed to Belfast where unfortunately they were beaten by Shandon Park and so they now bow out of that competition and that ends all our team efforts for this season.Well done to all of you who represented our club and thanks for the commitment and effort involved.The first of the Lady Captain’s competitions got underway on Thursday 1st August with the 3 Ball Scramble which was won by Ellen Russell, Caoimhe Lafferty and Sonia McClean. The Lady Captain’s Mixed Foursomes played on Friday was won by Charlie Coughlan and Ellen Russell. Ellen is enjoying her golf these days and featuring regularly on the podium. Great for the club to have so many talented juniors coming through.Saturday 3rd August dawned and golfers woke up to a pleasant day. Lady Captain Angela Bradley greeted competitors in the clubhouse prior to play where they keenly eyed the wonderful array of prizes and pondered who would be the recipients!As usual, there were lovely treats and home bakes to enjoy as is a tradition in Barnhill.Forty-eight ladies competed for the most prestigious prize of the year and the good scoring reflected the clement weather and the pristine condition of the course.It was Katrina Rainey who took the honours claiming her second major of the year having earlier won the voucher competition in May. Katrina was both surprised and delighted with her win and spoke of the emotion of the occasion as she reflected on her late father’s previous wins in Barnhill in days gone by.She looks forward to the challenge of her new handicap – well done Katrina.The runner up Marian O’Sullivan is worthy of mention also as she returned a gross score of 79 – that’s 40pts. playing off a handicap of 10. Wonderful golf Marian well done to you too.Browns, as usual, provided a delicious meal and following speeches and presentation of prizes Lady Captain Angela joined by family, friends and fellow golfers all enjoyed a great night’s craic dancing into the wee hours. Next week’s competition on Tuesday 13th will be V-Par and The Little Angels Open is on Thursday 15th.Final Major of the year will be the President’s Prize to the Ladies (Mr.Brian O’Reilly) which will be on Tuesday 20th.Lady Captain Angela Bradley’s Prize – Full Results.Winner Katrina Rainey (32) 41ptsRunner-Up Marian O’Sullivan (10) 40pts.Gross Claire McGonagle (5) 24 gross points. Claire also won the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin competitions.3rd Evelyn O’Malley (37) 40pts (bot).Category 0-18 Cynthia Fuery (17) 39pts. Category 19-28 Pauline Curley (25) 39pts. Category 29+ Sarah Buchanan (32) 36pts.Committee Prize Triona Daly (28) 37pts. Past Captain Margo Birmingham (28) 36pts. Front 9 Mena Breslin (34) 25pts. Back 9 Mary McGlynn (37) 20pts. Non- Qualifiers 9 Hole was won by Deirdre McCarron (36) 15pts. Visitors Josephine Stewart B&S 25pts.Mixed Foursomes winners Charlie Coughlan and Ellen Russell, Runners-Up Henry McCahey and Celine Bradley, 3rd Tom McDonagh and Elaine Russell.Gents winner William White (11) 38pts.Second Patrick O’Kane (13) 36pts and third John Doran (7) 35pts.Front 9 Darren Hunter (28) 20pts. Back 9 Dermot Rainey (14) 19pts. Category 4 Winner Columba Crawford 34pts. 2nd Aidan O’Neill 27pts. (bot) 3rd Cathal Sheridan 27pts.Lady Captain Angela Bradley with Winner Katrina RaineyJunior Girl Ellen Russell collecting one of her prizes on Lady Captain’s night.Sarah Buchanan Winner of the 29+ category Pauline Curley Winner of the 19- 28 categoryCynthia Fuery Winner of the Category 0-18 handicapEvelyn O’Malley who was 3rdWinner of the Gross was Claire McGonagle. She also won the longest drive and nearest the pin.Runner-Up Marian O’SullivanLetterkenny Ladies Golf: Full round-up of results as Katrina Rainey claims major victory was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
The Farren/Roarty Open was played on September 29 at Letterkenny Golf Club.Colin Morrow (20.1) played excellent golf on the day with a score of 42 points, beating Jamie Foley (4.1) into second place scoring 39 points (bot). Picture: Winners of the Sheamus McMonagle 3 Ball Scamble L/R – Ed Margey Vice Captain, John G. Doherty, Eamonn O’Carroll and Sheamus McMonagle (H.O’Kane missing) Eugene O’Donnel (9.4) took third place and Darragh McMenamin (3.1) won Gross with 35 points.The Sunday Members Open was played on 29th September.Philip Friel (8.8) was the winner on the day with 39 points (bot) . Second place went to Shaun Duffy (8.4) 39 points (bot) and third place went to Dean James (13.0) and Jamie Foley (4.0) won Gross with 36 points. The Cat 4 Final/John J. Doherty Memorial Cup was also played on Sunday 29th. Liam Rodgers was the winner on the day with 32 points., Philip Doherty was second with 31 points.and Josef Dadon was third with 30 points. Ian Mahony was the overall Cat 4 Golfer for 2019.This competition will recommence in April 2020. Congratulations to Gerry O’Sullivan for running such a successful competition.Colin Morrow takes top prize at Letterkenny Golf Club was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
MARK Timlin has come the latest player to commit to Finn Harps for 2020.Timlin will stay at Finn Park for a fourth campaign having initially joined on loan in 2017.The Buncrana man endured an injury-ravaged season in 2019, but is hoping to play a bigger part next year. “Last season was a tough year for me personally having to sit the majority of the season out injured,” he said.“Overall I was delighted to be able to contribute towards the end and help the club stay in the Premier Division. Fingers crossed I can stay injury free this year and help the club push on.”Harps boss Ollie Horgan echoed Timlin’s hopes for greater fortune in 2020. Horgan said: “Mark had an awful time with injuries last season but in fairness to him he worked at it and did all he could to get back on the pitch and help the lads. “He’s probably one of our more creative players so with a bit of luck he can keep fit and give us a big boost going forward”.Timlin joins Mark Anthony McGinley and Gareth Harkin in penning new deals at the club, while young Stephen Doherty had already been giving a pro contract earlier this year.Harps, however, have said goodbyes to the likes of Keith Cowan, Mikey Place, Nathan Boyle, Raffaele Cretaro, Ciaran Gallagher, Harry Ascroft and Daniel O’Reilly.Mark Timlin pledges future to Finn Harps was last modified: December 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 League of Ireland Premier Division2020 League of Ireland Premier Divisionbuncranafinn harpsMark TimlinOllie Horgan
FAREWELL targets 3 Then, we had no commentary rights in the Premier League, various forces were actively seeking to have us ejected from stadia because we were a threat, and I was in a studio hoping the dial-up internet didn’t crash.Now I’m at a Premier League ground every week hosting the show, and I still have that buzz when the goals are flying in on a Saturday afternoon. This is the kind of show I always wanted to do, ever since I was a kid listening to football on the radio.Preparation for the Saturday show is ongoing. I watch as much football as possible, I watch highlights (at least) from all leagues by Monday morning, and that builds up a natural bank of information in my head. If a player catches my eye, I spend time studying them, if someone new pops up on a scoresheet or in a report, I find out more.So as the season goes on, the information grows and grows. on target New job deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January I regularly contact people in the game – players, coaches, chairmen – for information which helps me understand stuff before rushing to judgement. It’s constant through the season. But I do see it as my challenge to be able to talk about any goal and any goalscorer at any time from National League and Scottish Premiership up to the Premier League. That’s my aim.There is no chauffeur, I either drive myself to games, or get the train. Occasionally I get recognised: one Palace fan sat next to me all the way from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street and just as the train pulled in he turned to me and said: “What’s it like being the most hated man in football?” And then we burst out laughing. Adrian Durham asks how long Chelsea fans will stay behind Frank Lampard I produce myself at the grounds, although the reporter I’m working with is usually very helpful, especially with the technical side of things, and the studio producer, Clint, is exceptionally good. We’ve never had an argument or a cross word, which for such a draining and high-pressured show is remarkable. Even more remarkable when you consider he’s a Tottenham fan.I do all my own preparation for the show, including typing out my own fixture lists. Some people have struggled to believe I still do that myself, but I do. I had been at the radio station just a few months when the boss called me into his office and asked if I would be happy to present the Saturday afternoon goals show.“We’ll have reporters at grounds, you’ll have all the technology you need, you’ll have a top pundit alongside you, it’s going to be brilliant,” he said. That was back in September 1999. Nearly 20 years later and I am still doing that show. But just like talkSPORT, the show has grown massively. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January One question I am constantly asked is whether I get to choose where I go, and the answer is no, not very often. There are a limited number of Premier League 3pm kick-offs, one of them will be a commentary on talkSPORT2, so I probably won’t be hosting from there, and then the Football Editor, Dave Walker, will have a chat with me, ask me what I think, then tell me where to go.I don’t mind where I go, but it could mean I travel straight after Drive on a Friday, so by 11pm when I’m getting home on a Saturday night I’m drained.Another question is which stadium is the best to do the show from. A spacious press box with reliable WIFI is the key to answering this one. So not Man United! They’re all pretty good to be honest, but Old Trafford is one of the worst, especially the cramped press box. It might sound like I’m moaning but the radio station pays good money for the rights to broadcast games, and in return clubs have to provide a certain standard of facilities. Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT stalemate West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Adrian Durham For the past 20 years, Adrian has been where football fans flock to remain up to date Adrian’s voice is known to millions through his work at various football grounds on talkSPORT and during the week on Drivetime, which he presents with Darren Gough and attracts guests like England manager Gareth Southgate BIG PRESENTS UP TOP talkSPORT Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 3 The Etihad – probably the best Premier League stadium around to broadcast GameDay Live from Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:36Loaded: 10.32%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Distance from press box to toilets at most grounds makes that impossible. So in recent seasons from 12:45pm through to 5:15pm I’ve had to stay in my seat. It means I have to control carefully what I drink, and be prepared to get very, very cold as well. It’s not all glamour!The show demands certain standards of its pundits: if an ex-player or manager doesn’t have the passion for football they won’t last long on Saturday afternoons. Alvin Martin is the standard they should all aspire to when it comes to enthusiasm, passion and knowledge. He loves the show – he’s been doing it for around 15 years! More importantly, he loves football.Back in 1999 when I co-devised the show with producer Jim Brown, who’s now sadly passed away, the idea was to get across that live football feel of being in the stadium, of being excited, of getting caught up in the moment. I wanted listeners to take part, to go on the rollercoaster, but also to be fully informed by 5pm. So many people tell me it’s their favourite show that I think we just about get it right every Saturday.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go-to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you three LIVE Premier League commentaries across all time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. LATEST 3 latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Man City is probably the best, but there is usually a friendly welcome everywhere, especially Bournemouth.Disasters sometimes happen on Saturday afternoons – only last week I dropped my Apple Mac on the hard concrete floor of Barnsley’s press box just 10 minutes before the show was due to start. The laptop died beyond repair, and I had to run the whole show off my phone, which somehow worked. But it was a very busy afternoon, with concentration levels at an all-time high. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Getty Images – Getty Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship
Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Does a backs-to-the-wall 1-0 win in Serbia mean Ole’s got a firm grip on that steering wheel once again, even if it was their first away win since Paris?Exactly how much of a thread is Unai Emery hanging on by after Arsenal managed to just about avoid utter humiliation at home to those Portuguese giants, Vitoria?As ever, a full Premier League fixture list seems to raise questions in the sheer hope of having some answers come Monday morning – though you and I both know deep down that these questions are never really going to go away and we live in a world where there’s always another idiot with another question just around the corner. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp salutes his fans against Genk I did spend about five minutes trying to come up with any potential way Aston Villa can avoid getting spanked by Man City and, I have to be honest, I failed.Unless Peppy G plans to move Sergio Aguero into that vacant central defender spot this weekend just so he can get him and Gabby Jesus on the same pitch at the same time, I cannot see any way that Dean Smith’s side get anything other than a dent in their goal-difference.That being said, maybe, just maybe, these VAR decisions do balance themselves out over the course of a season and Villa might get a lucky break for once?No, you are right. I am being very foolish. 7 appointed rookie error Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Pellegrini is looking to arrest West Ham’s poor run of form statement 7 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 7 7 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LATEST Getty Images – Getty latest Williams in action against Partizan Belgrade 7 stalemate PEP TALK Now all that European stuff is out the way for another week, Premier League sides across the country can get back down to the real business in hand – which, of course, for some clubs means returning to the perpetual crisis in which they exist.Does anyone really believe that Spurs smashing Red Star Belgrade at home means that they are any less likely to get turned over at Anfield? targets Getty Images – Getty Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:24Loaded: 6.90%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Southampton need to start their weekend well with a win at home to Leicester and it would really help them if James Ward-Prowse could do more than amble around waiting for a free-kick or corner to be given.Prowsey, we know you are the closest thing to a set-piece specialist in England right now, but you are not Matt Le Tissier – put a shift in, will you?West Ham need to stop all talk of a top-six finish immediately and embrace their true West Ham-ness. The point is Hammers, you are only supposed to aim and dream of the top-six, not actually get there. You are supposed to fizzle out, not even go down in a blaze of glory.The minute that talk of “big club mentality” started to come out then you reverted to type and that is exactly how it should be. I mean, losing to Everton. Really. That Everton side as well. 7 Let’s look at Palace’s extended invite to have Arsenal over to Selhurst for a bit of a kick-about.Now, Palace and Patrick van Aanholt have glorious form in getting club’s relegated – something like the last three seasons have seen a side booted down to the Championship courtesy of a goal from Palace’s attack-minded left-back.Could that extend to getting manager’s the sack, I wonder?There would be a delicious irony in Uncle Roy’s mob being the team that delivered the final nail in Emery’s coffin just before Halloween, given that it is not too much of a leap to imagine Emery looking like a vampire. Or a spooky Count. Or maybe just one of the walking dead.Go on, Palace – give me a Halloween narrative for Monday, I dare you. True Arsenal Story – Gunner downs FOUR beers then outplays Liverpool!Finally, Chelsea – I can’t think of too many polar opposites of destinations for this Chelsea team to end up in over the course of the same week. The culture, the history, the footballing anarchy of Amsterdam on Wednesday and then Burnley this weekend.Is this the modern equivalent to an away day on a wet, cold and windy Tuesday night in Stoke for this Chelsea team?Surely winning here will only put a bigger tick in their ‘character’ box and if Tomori can win out over the likes of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood then I, for one, will be demanding he is in the England team ahead of Michael Keane next time out.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Burnley vs Chelsea at 5:30pm Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate during the win over Red Star Belgrade Over at Spurs, the Poch needs to continue wearing those big balls he found on Tuesday night. Pochettino was brave enough to drop all the trouble-making, energy-sappers from his starting XI against Red Star and, would you believe it, they won! However, the pain of Brighton and Watford is still there in the Premier League and not much can change the fact that Spurs have not won away from home domestically since beating Fulham last season – a match so close to home that I am not sure we can even really count it as an away fixture.Spurs will need to bring their A-game and run around one hell of a lot to get anything against Liverpool and, frankly, I am doubting whether the likes of Christian Eriksen can be arsed enough to do that.With King Klopp most likely shuffling his midfield pack once more, Liverpool will be fresh and hungry and the only conceivable result is the league leaders getting back to winning ways. But we thought that about the United game, didn’t we? Can Solskjaer get his team to play like they did against Liverpool on target 7 Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Solskjaer has talked a lot about the future of United, the kids, understanding the legacy of what Sir Matt and Sir Alex did before him – now it is time to live it and put Young out to graze and give Williams a start in Norwich.OGS also has the option of sticking Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial on the same football pitch, something that has been denied to him quite a lot – so don’t be surprised to see United start with a traditional front two at the weekend as Ole spins his tactical wheel once again to see what comes up. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES AFP or licensors Van Aanholt’s goal gave Palace three points against Manchester United earlier in the season Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Will Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus start again? update The last time Newcastle gave a long-term deal out was to Alan Pardew and that worked out well – why they think giving their goalkeeper a six-year deal is a good idea is anyone’s guess.I mean, how will the next six managers know if he is the goalkeeper they actually want in the Championship? Their game with Wolves is the one to avoid this weekend as it will just be two teams waiting for the other one to attack whilst refusing to accept the other team is not going to attack. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule It feels like the only clubs Norwich City can beat this season have to have the name “Manchester” something or other and they are in luck this weekend, as United visit Carrow Road.Naturally, spirits have been raised at Old Trafford given the fact that United came away from Serbia with a narrow win in a match that would have not looked out of place on a 1980s TV set.For me, the question is about how brave Solskjaer is going to be in East Anglia. The obvious move to make would be to recall Ashley Young to play left-back, despite the fact he actually retired after the 2018 World Cup and forgot to tell anyone, so keeps getting picked.Against Partizan, young Brandon Williams seemed more dangerous in attack than Young, winning United’s penalty, and far better in defence than Young – based on the fact that he looked like he could tackle, head and, from time to time, pass to someone in the same coloured shirt.
Audio Playerhttp://kiwaradio.com/files/jefftrey1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Cardinal’s head Coach Jeff Casey. Treynor will need to slow down a West Sioux offense led by the state’s all-time leading passer in Hunter Dekkers.Audio Playerhttp://kiwaradio.com/files/jefftrey2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Casey says the offense will need to do its part.Audio Playerhttp://kiwaradio.com/files/jefftrey3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.West Sioux coach Ryan Schwiesow says the key for his defense will be Treynor quarterback Jake Fisher.Audio Playerhttp://kiwaradio.com/files/ryanwest1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Schwiesow says they need to slow down Treynor’s run game.Audio Playerhttp://kiwaradio.com/files/ryanwest2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Schiewsow says Treynor has a solid defense.Audio Playerhttp://kiwaradio.com/files/ryanwest3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Kick off is at 7 pm in Hawarden. Hawarden, Iowa — Fifth ranked West Sioux will host number seven Treynor in the quarterfinal round of the class 1A playoffs on Friday night. These teams met in the opening round a year ago and West Sioux claimed a 49-14 win.