Defensive starlet slaps in transfer request to force Chelsea move

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img1 Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request.The 21-year-old has been chased by Chelsea all summer but the Toffees have so far rejected their overtures.The Premier League champions have tabled three bids for the centre-back in recent weeks, the latest in the region of £30million.That did not tempt the Merseyside club into selling and Roberto Martinez has continually stated that he has no desire to cash-in on the player.But Everton could now be forced into doing a deal after Stones made it clear he wants to join Jose Mourinho’s side by slapping in a transfer request at Goodison Park on Tuesday.Martinez looks to have already lined up a replacement for the former Barnsley youngster, with Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori close to securing a move from River Plate. John Stones last_img read more


Seven highs from FSG’s five-year reign at Liverpool

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img 4. Redeveloping Anfield – In December 2014, Liverpool announced they would be redeveloping the Main Stand, adding 8,500 seats, taking the stadium overall capacity to around 54,000. The new truss was put in place earlier this season and dominates the skyline, while there are also plans for a 100-bed hotel as well as other major improvements. 7. League Cup glory in 2012 – In 2012 Kenny Dalglish guided the Reds to League Cup glory as they beat Cardiff City 3-2 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 following extra-time. It represents the first and, so far, only silverware of FSG’s reign but also saw the start of Liverpool’s exciting side which would eventually flourish in 2013/14. The same side also reached the final of the FA Cup that season but lost 2-1 to Chelsea. Today marks the five-year anniversary of Fenway Sports Group’s takeover at Liverpool.They took over the Reds, who were struggling financially, and have worked to put the club back on the map as one of England’s top teams.Silverware has been rare but exciting football and world-class players have graced Anfield once again as they look to return to the elite.So, what have been the highs from the five-year reign? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see the top seven moments so far… 2. Luis Suarez – It was an exciting, if slightly risky, signing at the time and proved to be one of the best in Liverpool history. The Uruguayan’s time on Merseyside was full of highs and a couple of lows, but there is no doubting the forward will go down in history as one of the very best. His stunning displays lit up the Premier League for three and a half years and helped the Reds become one of the most entertaining sides ever. 6. Daniel Sturridge – Brendan Rodgers was believed to be reluctant to sign the then Chelsea forward but FSG convinced the Northern Irishman he would be an excellent signing. Their persistence paid off with 42 goals in 68 games across all games, despite several niggling injuries. If he maintains his fitness this season he could star again under Jurgen Klopp. 7 5. Financial stability – When John W Henry swooped in five years ago, Liverpool were perilously close to going into administration but now see themselves on solid financial footing which sees them able to continuously improve the club’s assets on and off the pitch. 7 7 3. Jurgen Klopp – Being able to have two managers like Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti linked to the job at Liverpool is impressive enough, let alone landing one of the pair. The German’s appointment proves FSG have restored ambition and have made the club an attractive prospect once again. 7 7 7 1. The 2013/14 Premier League season – After a sustained period of top four finishes under Rafael Benitez, his reign came to an end after a seventh place finish in 2009/10. FSG struggled initially to get the Reds back in the higher echelons of the top flight, but in 2013/14 had them in a position where they had the chance to win the Premier League on the final day of the season. The whole campaign was a joyous adventure and only really lost momentum last season due to the sale of Luis Suarez and injuries to key players. 7last_img read more


Former Liverpool man seals Eredivisie switch

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first_img1 Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has joined NEC Nijmegen.The Australian has signed for the Dutch club on a deal that runs until the end of the Eredivisie season.Jones, 33, was a free agent after leaving Bradford.He had penned a one-year deal with the League Cup in August following his release by Liverpool.But he made just three appearances for the Bantams and had his contract cancelled by mutual consent in October.Jones previously spent five years at Anfield as understudy to Pepe Reina and Simon Mignolet, making just 11 Premier League appearances for the club. Brad Jones last_img read more


‘Mignolet man of the match!’ Liverpool fans ecstatic after 6-0 win at Aston Villa

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first_img ‘We finally got a clean sheet!’ Liverpool fans ecstatic after Reds hit Aston Villa for six 1 Liverpool fans took to Twitter to celebrate the Reds’ 6-0 victory over Aston Villa. Remi Garde’s side were atrocious as they conceded four goals in 13 second-half minutes at Villa Park. It was the club’s first Premier League clean sheet of 2016 and boy did they enjoy it. They had six different scorers on the day: the returning Daniel Sturridge, Former Villan James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure. See some of the best reaction, below!last_img read more


`Jane Hoya’ says be careful if you feed the party animals

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgIn high school, I was not a hard-core partyer. Rather, I enjoyed a gathering of close friends. Thankfully, living and taking courses on campus this past summer gave me the chance to meet different people, get acquainted with Washington, D.C., and understand the balance between studying and socializing. During the first week of school, my friend Natalie and I were strolling down to the dining hall, Leo’s, when I bumped into the vice president of the university and two freshmen basketball players. The VP, Daniel Porterfield, knew me by name since I had dinner at his house with fellow members of Young Leaders in Education About Diversity. The basketball players, Austin and Chris, are good friends from the summer honors program who call me their “Boo.” I also have been affectionately dubbed the “Asian Jane Hoya” by the girls on my dorm floor. The term “Jane Hoya” refers to the stereotypical preppy Georgetown student. I took the nickname as a compliment and enjoy it. I have a better understanding of the fine line between partying to have a good time and partying for the sake of partying. I witness people vomiting on the street, urinating in the alleyways, and getting into heated arguments because of alcohol. I wonder to myself if this is a compulsive habit. Lana Buu is a Torrance High School graduate writing about her freshman year at Georgetown University. She can be reached at LB328@georgetown.edu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.With an excruciating six weeks of classes and midterms completed, a group of girls and I got dressed up and decided to go to a club. We walked to the front gates in our cute dresses and painful heels. It was quite a feat to squeeze seven girls into a taxi, which thoroughly impressed the driver. We went to Ultrabar, a trendy multifloor club with different music on each level: the Main floor (hip-hop, R&B and old school); the Bedroom/second floor (merengue, salsa and reggaeton); and the Chroma/VIP floor (house and electronic). I loved the music but hated the lecherous middle-age men asking me to dance. Parties on and off campus are hit or miss. Certain conditions need to be right for me to feel comfortable: the place, the people and the music. My best “party” experience at Georgetown has been, believe it or not, in the library. The Joseph Mark Lauinger Library’s Quiet Room was transformed into “Club Lau featuring D.J. Jay Buttah.” “Club Lau” was better than a real club, with no cover charge, free gourmet buffet, and no middle-aged sleazeballs. This event reportedly attracted around 1,500 Georgetown students and is a step in the right direction, as Georgetown University is trying to promote “dry” ways to have fun by planning “What’s After Dark” events every weekend. last_img read more


WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL DEVELOPER IN ‘MISSING’ €1.6MILLION CONTROVERSY

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgA well-known Letterkenny property-developer who transferred €1.6m to an offshore trust in the Isle of Man has told the High Court he can’t be certain where the money has gone.The missing cash is the subject of a freezing order granted after receivers were appointed to property company Brendan Gildea Ltd by National Irish Bank. Mr Gildea is a respected businessman and has built many of Donegal’s best-known housing developments.Lawyers for AIB said they may have found the money. Although the bank is not involved in the case, it went to court after noticing a bank transfer that it thinks could match the money covered by the freezing order.The controversial €1.6m is the subject of intensive court hearings. Developer Brendan Gildea, of Brookside Villas, Magherennan, Letterkenny, moved the money to the Isle of Man last April, before his company, listed with the same address, was taken into receivership in May.However receivers Martin Ferris & Associates, who were appointed to the company by NIB, want the funds returned.They say the money belongs to the company and ultimately to the bank, not to Mr Gildea.Brendan Gildea Ltd was taken into receivership on May 30 this year after failing to repay debts of €6.4m. The missing €1.6m was paid by Mr Gildea’s company into his own account in part settlement of €4.8m of director’s loans he made to the company.The court has not ruled on who is entitled to the funds, but it did issue a freezing order stopping the money being moved until the matter is settled. The company loans were backed by personal guarantees from Mr Gildea, which are also understood to have been called in by the bank.The developer now risks being jailed for contempt of court, because lawyers said he failed to correctly disclose the location of the €1.6m when the High Court issued its freezing order on July 4.They said that, on July 4, lawyers for Mr Gildea told the court the money was in the Isle of Man, even though Mr Gildea had ordered the money to be transferred to another account on June 20. In previous evidence, Mr Gildea said he failed to mention moving the money because he was not sure that the transfer had been completed.Yesterday Mr Gildea apologised to the Court for failing to refer to the transfer request at the time the freezing order was made.The judge ajourned the case until July 19 but ordered AIB to give details of the account they believe could hold the money to Myles Kirby of Martin Ferris & Associates.WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL DEVELOPER IN ‘MISSING’ €1.6MILLION CONTROVERSY was last modified: July 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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:AIBBRENDAN GILDEAPROPERTY DEVELOPERlast_img read more


He didn’t believe! Lovren goal means this LFC fan must marry his MUFC girlfriend

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgIt looked bleak for Liverpool when Borussia Dortmund stormed into a 2-0 lead at Anfield.So bleak in fact that Reds fan Nathan told his Man United supporting girlfriend he’d marry her if Jurgen Klopp’s men somehow came back and won.They did, beating the German’s 4-3 with Dejan Lovren heading in the winner, and you can hear an ‘excited’ Nathan tell talkSPORT his story where Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy suggested he call his first child Dejan.Listen to the Andy Goldstein Sports Bar every weeknight from 10pm on talkSPORT.last_img read more


Atletico Madrid slap £60m price tag on Chelsea and PSG target Antoine Griezmann

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_img French star Antoine Griezmann celebrates for Atletico Madrid 1 Paris Saint-Germain have been told they will have to break the bank for Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann.The French champions are on the hunt for a wide forward this summer and have already been linked with Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus.Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann is also on PSG’s wishlist and the club have scouted him several times this season.However, according to Sport, the Ligue 1 side have been told they will have to spend big to land their target.Atletico are very reluctant to sell and have slapped a price tag of over £60million on Griezmann’s head.Chelsea are keen on the France international too, but may switch their attention to other targets if a move proves too expensive.last_img read more


Spurs transfer news: Galatasaray set to sign 24-year-old Pochettino target

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_img Mainz playmaker Yunus Malli 1 Galatasaray are set to pip Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund to the signing of Yunus Malli, according to reports in Turkey.The Mainz playmaker has struck 10 goals in the Bundesliga this season and is now on the radar of a number of heavyweight clubs in Europe.Tottenham have been tracking the 24-year-old since last summer but the form of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen this season has decreased Mauricio Pochettino’s desire to sign another playmaker.That has allowed Galatasaray to move to the front of the queue in the chase for Malli and, according to Fotomac, the Turkish giants are close to agreeing a deal with Mainz for the player.Tottenham may reignite their interest should the Turkey international impress in this summer’s European Championships but the north London club are honing their focus on signing a striker this summer rather than another creative midfielder.last_img read more


Man trying to avoid coyote crashes into Studio City home

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first_imgA man trying to avoid striking a coyote sent his SUV through the backyard wall of a Studio City home and came within feet of plunging into a pool but emerged from the crash unscathed, authorities said today. The crash at 11572 Dona Pepita Place occurred around 11:20 p.m. yesterday, said an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The Toyota 4Runner was on Dona Pepita Avenue when a coyote ran out in front of it, the officer said, adding that the driver swerved to avoid the animal, lost control and crashed into the wall of a home’s backyard, the officer said. The vehicle stopped just a couple of feet from the pool, the officer said, adding that a four- foot pole on the sidewalk slowed down it’s momentum. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champNo one was injured in the accident, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more