Cameron Smith wins Dally M Medal

first_imgJust days away from captaining the Storm in the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, Smith (33 points) won the prestigious Dally M Medal by a remarkable eight points – following his first win in 2006.His opponent in Sunday’s grand final, North Queensland Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan (25 points), finished runner-up, while St George Illawarra’s Gareth Widdop (24) was third. Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks captain Paul Gallen finished equal fourth, on 22 points.Smith was also awarded Captain of the Year honours as well as Hooker of the Year, while his Melbourne teammate Billy Slater won the Fullback of the Year award. Storm coach Craig Bellamy also won Coach of the Year.At a glittering event at The Star Event Centre, the Rookie of the Year award was taken out by Canberra winger Nick Cotric. His fellow Raiders winger Jordan Rapana was crowned Winger of the Year.The prestigious Provan Summons People’s Choice award was won by Parramatta Eels player Clinton Gutherson, while the Dally M Female Player of the Year was Simaima Taufa.Smith’s honour was the first under a revised voting process and structure of the Dally M Awards, including a new voting panel of former players.A number of new awards were handed out, including Interchange Player of the Year (Penrith’s Reagan Campbell-Gillard), Tackle of the Year (Parramatta’s Nathan Brown) and Try of the Year (North Queensland’s Kyle Feldt).The full list of winners is:Captain of the Year: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)Peter Moore Award for Rookie of the Year: Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders)Holden Cup Player of the Year: Jake Clifford (North Queensland Cowboys)Top Points Scorer: Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)Top Try Scorer: Suliasi Vunivalu (Melbourne Storm)Tackle of the Year: Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels)Try of the Year: Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)Coach of the Year: Craig Bellamy (Melbourne Storm)Peter Frilingos Headline Moment: Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters)Provan Summons People’s Choice Medal: Clinton Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)Female Player of the Year: Simaima Taufa (Jillaroos)Fullback of the Year: Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)Winger of the Year: Jordan Rapana (Canberra Raiders)Centre of the Year: Dylan Walker (Manly Sea Eagles)Five-eighth of the Year: Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons)Halfback of the Year: Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)Lock of the Year: Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks)Second-rower of the Year: Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)Prop of the Year: Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)Hooker of the Year: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)Interchange Player of the Year: Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)Dally M Player of the Year: Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)last_img read more


first_imgBOURNEMOUTH VS CRYSTAL PALACEAFC Bournemouth are on a roll after winning three games in a row, while they are unbeaten in five games. The rapid rise of Bournemouth, in the top flight for the first time, can be measured by the fact that just two years ago, their Boxing Day opponents were Yeovil Town. By contrast, Crystal Palace have lost three of their last four games on Boxing Day.ASTON VILLA VS WEST HAMAston Villa are rooted to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. Traditionally, the team bottom at Christmas suffers relegation five months later, though Leicester, last season, and Sunderland in 2013-14, were bottom at Christmas and both survived. Traditionally, Villa struggle on Boxing Day; they have not won on this festive day since 2005, when they beat Everton 4-0 at Villa Park.CHELSEA VS WEST BROMSwansea were held to a 0-0 draw by West Ham United on Sunday, ending a run of three straight defeats. However, the Welshmen have now gone seven games without a win, their longest spell since they failed to win in eight in the 2013-14 season.Swansea have won none of their last seven Premier League home games at Liberty Stadium, drawing four and losing three, while failing to score in five of those matches. VS WATFORDChelsea begin life (again) under caretaker Guus Hiddink. The former Dutch international manager had a previous spell as interim boss in 2009, when he lost only one of 22 league games and led Chelsea to success in the FA Cup. Chelsea are just three points clear of the relegation zone with only 18 points; last season they had 42.NEWCASTLE VS EVERTONNewcastle United are at home for only the second time in five Boxing Day fixtures while, in the previous 10 years, they have won just twice on this day. Everton are away for the first time on Boxing Day since 2011 and lost the last two, both 1-0 at Goodison Park. In 21 previous Premier League clashes between Newcastle and Everton at St James’ Park, Newcastle have won 12, drawn four and lost five.STOKE CITY VS MAN UNITEDLouis van Gaal is under pressure. The fans are turning against the Dutchman and some believe he has two games left to safe his job – this trip and the home game against Chelsea two days later. But United should be confident; in seven Premier League visits they have won four, drawn two and lost just once.SWANSEAlast_img read more

Caracut also finds his mark to keep Green Archers alive

first_imgView comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 “We just trusted each other,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene READ: Mbala back to his old dominant self in Game 2 win “While I was playing, I didn’t want my teammates to feel down,” he said in Filipino. “So in the third quarter, I just said to myself that I need to set a good example to my teammates.”“I just did everything I could for my teammates and for the La Salle community.”READ: Baldwin: We won’t think about Game 2 Caracut scored seven points in the third quarter alone, where the Archers outscored the Blue Eagles, 26-8, to take a 68-59 lead heading into the fourth period.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like Mbala, Caracut also redeemed himself after a listless Game 1.READ: La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title decider FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCaracut went scoreless in the finals opener on Saturday but he quickly put that forgetful outing behind with a stellar performance in Game 1.The third-year guard wound up with 13 points and was a game-high +17 when he was on the floor. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Baldwin: We won’t think about Game 2 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? La Salle needed Ben Mbala to be his usual self in Game 2 to extend its finals series with Ateneo.But the Green Archers also needed the big lift provided by Andrei Caracut to do so.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Murdering Wife

first_imgThe Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, Nimba County has sentenced a man to 10 years imprisonment for murdering his wife in Waintiapa, Nimba County.The court came down with the unanimous guilty verdict on June 21, sentencing Thompson Paye to 10 years at the Central Prison in Sanniquellie.It may be recalled that in April 2016, Paye and his wife Tina Sayeweh were embroiled in a bitter argument, when Tina reportedly tugged at her husband’s private parts so violently that he was forced to seek treatment at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, which is said to have eventually made him impotent.Tina was subsequently arrested and fined by the town chief, who threatened to send her to the Sanniquellie Central Prison, but her husband intervened and appealed for his wife’s release.The couple was fined L$1,000 and a live chicken, against which they paid L$100 and a bottle of cane juice, and life returned to normal from April to October 2016.Despite his condition, according to the court records, Thompson decided to live with his wife, and was shocked when she told him she was pregnant, but accepted the pregnancy and instructed Tina that she should not tell anyone that she was impregnated by another man.“After some time, the lady began sleeping out of the house and showing disrespect to her husband. Whenever they come from the farm, she will take the house food to her friend’s house, cook it and would not set aside some for her husband,” the court document said.“On October 27, 2016, upon arriving home from the farm, the lady, instead of cooking at home to eat, she took the food to her friend’s place to prepare it.“At this point, her husband couldn’t bear it any longer; he immediately followed her to her friend’s house and told the friend not to allow his wife to cook at her place or even to sleep there.“His warning to her friends was responded to with laughter and mockery, with his wife saying, ‘go home and sleep, you are not a man and why should you play jealousy over me, when you cannot function?’“The man became agitated, telling his wife that, ‘if you do not follow me to the house, when I return I will show myself to you as a man.’”With her refusal to go along with him, Paye went home and returned with a cutlass, only to find his wife sitting where he had left her. In anger, he started to ‘slap’ his wife with the cutlass, but the instrument instead hit her on the head.After he noticed that he has mortally wounded his wife, he dropped the cutlass and started to cry, saying that his wife got him so upset “I have put myself in trouble,” the court document revealed.The defense team and the prosecutor went into arguments, with the defense arguing that the charge should be reduced to manslaughter, but the court unanimously came down with a guilty murder verdict, and sentenced him to ten years.Meanwhile, there are about 50 criminal cases on trial dockets during this May term of court, among them six murder cases.The presiding judge, S. Geevon Smith, said most of the cases should have been disposed of, but other circumstances, including his illness, delayed them.A murder case involving those who killed a motorcyclist in Ganta that prompted the September 30, 2015 riots, is expected to begin this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Belizean CJ officially nominated for Chancellor’s post

first_img…consultation letter sent to Opposition LeaderThere have been several media reports that Belizean Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has been tipped to become the new Chancellor of the Judiciary of Guyana, and President David Granger has officially written to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, inviting him to a meeting to discuss the nomination.The Government has moved to nominate Belizean Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s Chancellor while the current acting Chancellor, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, has been nominated to become Guyana’s Chief Justice – a position in which she acted from December 2015 to May 2017, when she commenced acting as Chancellor of the Judiciary at the behest of President Granger.Nominated for Chancellor: Belizean Chief Justice Kenneth BenjaminSpeaking to the media at the People’s Progressive Party end-of-year press conference, Jagdeo confirmed receiving correspondence from President David Granger informing him of these nominations.“A letter was sent to me from the President, nominating Justice Benjamin for the post of Chancellor and Justice Cummings for the post of Chief Justice…So we’re trying to schedule that meeting for next week (this week),” Jagdeo told the media.This publication has learnt that Benjamin was interviewed earlier this year for the post. He was then handpicked by a committee put together by President David Granger and Attorney General Basil Williams.Benjamin had previously worked for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), having served as a magistrate and judge advocate during his stint, before migrating overseas. He studied at the Hugh Wooding Law School before going on to hold several high-level portfolios in the judicial system at home, in the Caribbean, and further afield.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Madam Justice Yonnet Cummings- Edwards, was appointed by President David Granger in May of this year. Prior to that, she acted as the Chief Justice from December 2015. She was never confirmed in the substantive position.Justice Cummings-Edwards had replaced Justice Carl Singh, who retired after acting as Chancellor since 2005.On the other hand, the current Acting Chief Justice, Justice Roxane George, was also appointed to act in that position in May of 2017, on the same day that Justice Cummings-Edwards was appointed to act as Chancellor.Back in March 2017, President Granger has consulted with Opposition Leader Jagdeo before appointing Cummings-Edwards as acting Chancellor and George as acting CJ. Article 127 of the Constitution says, “The Chancellor and the Chief Justice shall each be appointed by the President, acting after obtaining the agreement of the Leader of the Opposition.”Both posts were then advertised, and applications have been received, as recommended by President Granger. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, was quoted then as saying, “A panel was put together, which comprised former Justice of Appeal Ms Claudette Singh; Mr James Patterson, and Mr Harold Lutchman. The panel, of course, met, and we are awaiting the report of that panel. Once that is submitted to His Excellency the President, he will, in due course, make his decision on the matter.”An undertaking was made to have the report and the information derived from the interview process submitted to the Leader of the Opposition, according to the Minister of State.last_img read more

Balanced effort for Saxons

first_imgFrom staff reports Illyanna Hernandez recorded 13 kills, 11 digs and three aces to help the North Torrance girls volleyball team sweep Pacifica/Garden Grove, 25-13, 25-14, 25-23 in the first round of the Gahr Tournament at Mayfair on Friday. Ashleigh Gideon had 10 kills and 13 digs and Darlene Decena chipped in with 16 digs in a strong defensive effort for North (1-0). “We played really good defense and dug really well,” North coach Lawrence Hom said. “We put Pacifica in some tough situations and gave ourselves some easy balls to return.” Jackie Landers recoreded 11 kills and four blocks. Kiley Tamblyn added 17 kills and five aces for South, which will face Flintridge-Sacred Heart today in an 11 a.m. second-round game at Whitney. Redondo 3, Long Beach Millikan 0: Redondo opened its season with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-20 win in the first round of the Gahr Tournament at St. Joseph. Megan Saraceno led a balanced attack for Redondo with eight kills and six digs. Jessica Kalama with seven kills and four digs. In a nonleague match … Vista Mar 3, Pilgrim School 0: Lucy Tauber had 15 kills to lead host Vista Mar in a 25-11, 25-8, 25-14 win in the season opener for both teams. Emylia Iben contributed 10 aces and Alyssa Atain recorded 40 assists for Vista Mar. Boys cross country Senior Josh McCarty of West Torrance finished third in the Seaside Invitational at Ventura, covering the 3-mile course in 15 minutes, 29 seconds. It was the fastest time by a West runner on the course. Rio Enomoto was 31st in 16:15, and Chris Kanda was 37th in the 16:37 for the Warriors. Boys water polo Senior Matt Kubeck made 14 saves as El Segundo defeated Wilson-Hacienda Heights, 12-1, in the quarterfinals of the 24-team Ayala Tournament at Chino High. Kubeck, a fourth-year varsity player, moved within two saves of the all-divisions CIF record for career saves with 1,084. Woody Lindsey and Danny Rajaniemi each scored five goals for El Segundo (3-0), with will play in the semifinals today against Temple City at Ayala High at 11 a.m. Matt Pittluck and Beau Blacksten scored one goal each for the Eagles. Wilson is 2-1. Peninsula 15, La Salle 4; Peninsula 8, Webb 2: David Skophammer scored six goals and Nick Shariat had five to help Peninsula (2-1) capture first place in its pool at Fullerton. Cameron Virjee added four goals for Peninsula, which will begin its next round of play today at El Dorado at 10:40 a.m. Torrance 21, Magnolia 1: Ryan McDonald scored six goals to lead Torrance (2-1) to a pool-play win at the Bell Gardens Tournament in Magnolia. JC men’s soccer Leo Flores scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute to lead El Camino in a 2-0 nonconference win over host Golden West. Rhys Orpe scored in the second half to extend the lead for El Camino (4-0-1). Braulio Ceballos had five saves in net for his third shutout.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! North will look to go further in the tournament than it did last season when it lost in the second round. North will face Notre Dame in a second-round matchup today at 11 a.m. at Mayfair. “It’d be nice to get a morning win and see how we go. We just want to play well and keep everybody healthy,” Hom said. Also in the Gahr Tournament … South Torrance 3, La Habra 2:Shannon Roberts had 17 kills and five digs to lead South in its 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13 first-round win in the season opener for both teams. last_img read more

These 13 forgotten but once brilliant players could be available to buy in July

first_img Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – Jurgen Klopp seems to have lost a lot of faith in Sturridge. His goalscoring record for Liverpool has been outstanding, but lengthy spells on the sidelines has seen his manager’s frustration reach boiling point. Even when injuries have hit his front line, the German coach has preferred Divock Origi. West Ham have been linked with a move and if he wants to get back in the England team, he may have to leave Anfield. 13 The transfer window almost always throws out some names we haven’t heard for a while or have barely spoken of.This summer is likely to be no different.So we decided to take a look at a selection of forgotten players in the Premier League, who might be made available in this summer’s market.Scroll through the gallery above to check out the 13 to feature. 13 13 13 Shane Long (Southampton) – Long’s career has been frustrating to follow. In his early days he looked as though he could make a move to one of the top Premier League clubs, but never really lived up to his potential. He isn’t a regular starter at Southampton, with 22 of his 32 league appearances coming from the bench last season. With Charlie Austin now over his shoulder injury, his playing time won’t improve. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City, pictured on loan at Stoke City last season) – Stoke seemed a good fit for Bony, but he has continued to look a shadow of the player who made a name for himself at Swansea. His confidence and fitness has clearly taken a hit at Man City, but knowing his ability, there could be a queue of clubs willing to take the risk on his signing. What is certain is that he won’t be competing with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero for a place up top at the Etihad. 13 13 13 Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) – There are few better examples than Wilshere at how easy it is for a player to suffer a quick fall from grace. His move to Bournemouth last summer was one of the biggest surprises of that transfer window and it didn’t go to plan. His influence wasn’t felt at Dean Court, with Eddie Howe eventually dropping him from his starting line-up before injury ended his season in April. It remains to be seen if Arsenal decide to sell him on. Loic Remy (Chelsea, picture on loan at Crystal Palace last season) – It’s hard to believe Remy is still a Chelsea player. He’ll be out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer and the Blues will be keen to grab a few million quid for a player who sadly doesn’t have a future with the club. He joined Palace on loan last summer but injury didn’t seem him make an appearance until January. It’s been a sad fall from grace for a striker who was once full of confidence at QPR and Newcastle. Enner Valencia (West Ham United, pictured on loan at Everton last season) – Valencia wanted to leave West Ham permanently last summer, but settled on a loan move to Goodison Park. With Romelu Lukaku having the season of his life, the Ecuadorian found it difficult to get into the team, starting only five league games. He might feel his time in the Premier League is over. 13 13 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – Loftus-Cheek becoming a forgotten figure at Chelsea should be a major concern for the midfielder. The Stamford Bridge faithful, not so long ago, couldn’t stop talking about the 21-year-old, but now there’s doubt over his ability to perform in the first team. Jose Mourinho wasn’t convinced and Antonio Conte doesn’t seem to be either. It’ll be disappointing if he again decides to take a seat on the Blues bench. He should be an inviting loan prospect for clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League. 13 13 Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) – Injuries restricted Lamela to only nine league appearances last season, and there were reports suggesting he wouldn’t be seen again in a Tottenham shirt. The Argentine really struggled to live up to expectations in his first season at White Hart Lane, but had been given a new lease of life under Mauricio Pochettino, or so it seemed. Fitness concerns, namely a hip problem, mean he could be seen as a risk signing. His fate rests on any desire Daniel Levy has to cash in. 13 Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) – Moreno is one of those players you can only watch with one eye open when defending. The Spaniard is brilliant going forward, but his poor defensive ability forced Jurgen Klopp to turn to James Milner last season. Moreno won’t want to endure another year of sitting on the sidelines. 13 Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) – Your memory isn’t fooling you, Spurs really did pay Newcastle £30m for Sissoko last summer. The 27-year-old had been talking up his Champions League ambitions, but he didn’t play much of a role in Tottenham’s season at all. He looked short of confidence and motivation, so may have already lost the trust of Mauricio Pochettino. The north London outfit will struggle to recoup the money paid for him less than a year ago, but getting him off their wage bill might be wise. Fabian Delph (Manchester City) – There’s every chance Delph, harsh as it may sound, is still a City player purely to maintain their homegrown quota. The 27-year-old hasn’t fallen completely out of favour with Pep Guardiola, but he isn’t a player he’ll be looking to build his midfield around. Provided he’s fit, he’ll likely get a good run out in cup competitions, but it might be time he decided to move on to a club he’s almost guaranteed action. Lucas Perez (Arsenal) – Why did Arsene Wenger bother signing Perez last summer? That’s what we all want to know, especially Gooners who believe it’s harsh he hasn’t been given much of a chance in the Premier League. At the end of May, the forward’s agent unsurprisingly revealed that his client wants to play for another club, expressing sympathy for Perez’s situation at Arsenal. Samir Nasri (Manchester City, pictured on loan at Sevilla last season) – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at other forgotten Premier League players who might be made available this summer – Nasri has been in the news this week, with The Sun reporting that City are prepared to slash their £16m asking price to £12m for the Frenchman, as there’s been so little interest in his signature. He spent last season on loan at Sevilla where he was satisfactory, but certainly didn’t light up LaLiga. The Spanish side don’t seem keen on making his deal permanent and City manager Pep Guardiola doesn’t want him, either. last_img read more

Love-struck Christmas reveller attacked Gardai and set off fire alarm

first_imgA lovestruck Christmas reveller threatened Gardai, spat in their faces and then set off a fire alarm after being rejected by his ex-girlfriend.Gareth Bryson was arrested outside a nightclub after getting into a row while trying to speak with his ex-girlfriend on December 22nd last. Bryson, aged 24, from Castlefin, in Co Donegal was attending a Christmas jumper party at Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey when he got into a row and received a bloody nose.When Gardai arrived at the premises Bryson went berserk and began to abuse Gardai by calling them “useless pricks” and “dirty Fenian bastards”.He was arrested but warned Gardai that he knew where they lived and that he would make their families pay.When he finally arrived at Letterkenny Garda station he spat in the face of officers and tried to kick them.The following morning at 7am he was released from custody but was still aggressive, tore a poster from the Garda station wall before setting off a fire alarm and being rearrested.Solicitor Kieran Dillon told Letterkenny District Court that his client had a lot of alcohol taken and was ashamed of what had happened.He said his client thought that he had lost money in the Garda station and the only way to recover it was to get himself rearrested.“He was in a hole and couldn’t get himself out. He broke up with his girlfriend and took comfort in alcohol.“He is deeply ashamed of what happened,” added Mr Dillon.The court was told that Bryson had already paid €50 towards the €147 cost of setting off the fire alarm at Letterkenny Garda station.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until May 27th to allow Bryson to pay the balance of the compensation and ordered a probation report on the accused.Love-struck Christmas reveller attacked Gardai and set off fire alarm was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackcourtdonegalGardaiGareth Brysonlast_img read more

Chelsea reportedly set to give up on Morata and seek new striker in January

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa gameday cracker punished REAL DEAL OFF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City After a positive first few months, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career has faltered Despite Maurizio Sarri’s side getting off to an impressive start to the season which currently sees them sitting second in the table, the Spanish attacker still hasn’t produced top level performances.Alvaro Morata started in good shape at the beginning of his debut campaign in 2017/18, but then hit a goal drought midway through and has not fully recovered his best form since.New manager Sarri trusted the 25-year-old to start the season up front for Chelsea, however soon changed his mind and followed Antonio Conte by dropping him in favour of Olivier Giroud. targets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED center_img Latest Chelsea News REVEALED tense 1 SunSport claim the Blues’ board see the team as genuine title contenders again this season and don’t want to jeopardise their chances by failing to address their lack of a top quality goalscorer.Therefore, they may look to offload the former Real Madrid and Juventus man, and splash out on someone new.Some of the big names likely to be linked with Chelsea in the coming months include Robert Lewandowski, Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala.Although it is not yet known whether the club would look to recruit proven quality as above, or a top class prospect like Krzysztof Piatek, Patrick Cutrone, Timo Werner or Alexander Mitrovic. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of replacing star striker Alvaro Morata and will look to do so in the January transfer window.According to SunSport, the club have now conceded that Morata is unlikely to become a top Premier League goalscorer and so are beginning to eye potential new faces for a mid-season shake-up. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ JIBE last_img read more


first_imgTWIN pop sensations Jedward are set to play Donegal Town’s summer festival, organisers confirmed today.The Lucan teenagers – fresh from representing Ireland at Eurovision – are expected to play in front of thousands of fans in the Diamond of the town on June 30th.Summer festival organiser Ernan McGettigan said today: “We are looking forward to the event and getting Jedward to play is a real coup for our small committee. “We are expecting a very large turn-out.”The gig is on the last day of the school term – and is set to attract fans from all over the county and beyond.CONFIRMED: JEDWARD TO PLAY DONEGAL TOWN FESTIVAL was last modified: June 1st, 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:Donegal Townjedwardlast_img read more