Bespoke…

first_img…DPI’s BSThe old American comedian WC Fields was known for his pithy witticisms delivered with unerring timing in a perpetually inebriated voice. One of your Eyewitness’s favourites was, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” It’s clear that the PM’s personal flack — whom he swore is like a “son” to him, and promptly appointed him the nation’s “DPI” — has taken Fields’s advice to heart. And no… “DPI” doesn’t stand for “Dopey Prime Instigator”, even though that’s what the fella does full time…but “Director of Public Information”.The flack tried to rebut a letter sent to the press by some anonymous members of his staff, detailing some serious hanky-panky going on at the Department. Your Eyewitness’s first reaction was, “Since the DPI is an AFC appointee, what’s new?” Their sole purpose in getting the PNC into office was to fill their pockets (or their various orifices) with loot from the public treasury, isn’t it? Like that Duncan fella over at the Chronic!!Anyhow, back to the charges alleged against the DPI – which he summarised as “The role of the Editor-in-Chief; the hosting of staff training and morale building events and DPI publications.” But, right off the bat, he was already bullshitting. The staffers didn’t complain about the EiC’s ROLE, but that she was the wife of the AFC’s Regional 4 Chairman, and she did absolutely zilch in the Department save berating members of the staff!! The flack ignored this nepotism and featherbedding charge completely, and pleaded that the lady was just one member of the Editorial Team!! And this means she has no work to do?? Pure unadulterated bullshit!!The second charge had to do with holding “retreats” in fancy resorts purportedly to “discuss the DPI’s operations”, when these discussions could’ve been held right at the DPI. And how did the slimy DPI respond? Mo’ BS!! He claimed the staffers wanted another locale from which they would’ve gotten a kickback!! If he has evidence of this, shouldn’t he have taken some action? And since the staff did say he’d received “kickbacks”, maybe his guilty conscience is speaking??But it was his response to the third charge — about excessive printing of publications for the regions — that takes the cake for bullshit. (You would know bullshit is dropped in “cakes”!!) He refused to talk about EXCESSIVE publications, and pleaded there wasn’t too many “BESPOKE” publications!! Now, the word “bespoke” for the longest while referred to custom clothes for the elite and British Royalty by Saville Row etc.Your Eyewitness knows the term’s been extended to cover customised shoes and such like. But for the bilge that the DPI churns out?That’s bespoke bullshit!!…MOUAfter a tsunami of protests, the President promised to reveal the contents of the MoU he’s going to be signing with PM Keith Rowley of TT this Wednesday. In the meantime, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge had been stoutly insisting that there was nothing untoward in the contents of the MoU!Methinks he protested too much!! Wasn’t this the same response Trotman and he had given the Guyanese people after he signed the contract and bonus (such as it was!!) with Exxon??If the MoU was so innocuous, why was Rowley’s trip postponed from last Wednesday? Well, the Exxon contract couldn’t very well be changed, could it?? So, after stonewalling for months, the Guyanese people finally got to see how they were sold out down the road by this PNC Government — one whose president assured that Exxon wouldn’t take advantage of us!!Call him jaded, but your Eyewitness believes that if the contents would actually be revealed, the agreement’s gonna be adjusted for sure!!After all, Trinidad would never take candy from a baby, would they?…B & I loans?After a MOU with China on their B&I Initiative – which Greenidge assures us is innocuous! – their Foreign Minister will be dropping in.Will the PNC ask whether we can repay when the bespoke infrastructural loans are dangled?last_img read more

Banks DIH celebrates mothers in Berbice

first_imgBanks DIH Limited in collaboration with ‘B’ Division of the Guyana Police Force treated mothers in Berbice (Region-Six) to a pre-Mother’s Day Appreciation ceremony, hosted at the Banks DIH branch on Main Street, New Amsterdam.The Guyana Police Force (GPF) military band under the baton of the force’s first female director of music, Superintendent Charmaine Stuart, entertained guests with musical renditions, while gifts and hampers were presented to all mothers attending the event.One of the mothers recieving a hamper from Commander of ‘B’ Division, Ian AmsterdamAddressing the gathering was Commander of ‘B’ Division, Ian Amsterdam, who indicated that the aim of the programme was to express appreciation to mothers in the community while promoting the band’s visits to divisions around the country.“The military band has embarked on visits to police divisions around the country to organized concerts and we are happy that they are visiting us today,” the Commander stated.Banks DIH Limited Berbice Branch Executive, Reginald Matthews, added that the ceremony was organized to demonstrate gratitude to mothers ahead of Mother’s Day which is set to be celebrated on Sunday. Matthews thanked the Guyana Police Force for partnering with their business enterprise in the successful execution of the ceremony, which was well attended despite the inclement weather.last_img read more

Lukaku double nails Wanyama’s Saints

first_imgVictory, Everton’s first at St Mary’s since 2002, provisionally elevated Roberto Martinez’s team to second place in the fledgling standings, two points below Manchester United, who won 1-0 at Aston Villa on Friday.An impressive seventh last season in manager Ronald Koeman’s first campaign, Southampton are without a win after two matches, having drawn 2-2 at Newcastle United in their opening fixture.West Ham United will look to build on last weekend’s surprising 2-0 win at Arsenal when they host Leicester City later on Saturday, while Swansea City, who drew 2-2 at champions Chelsea, entertain Newcastle.Manchester City host Chelsea in an early clash of title contenders on Sunday, when the visitors will hope to move on from the furore sparked by manager Jose Mourinho’s demotion of medics Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku of Everton scores his team’s first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary’s Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom. PHOTO/Yahoo!LONDON, August 15- Romelu Lukaku scored two first-half goals and Ross Barkley added another as Everton claimed their first victory of the Premier League season by winning 3-0 at Southampton on Saturday.Belgium striker Lukaku headed home Arouna Kone’s 22nd-minute cross and swept in from Barkley’s astute pass on the stroke of half-time before the England midfielder neatly curled in a third goal six minutes from time.last_img read more

Dawson Creek house fire leaves a family with out their home

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A gofundme account has been set up to help homeowner James Lockhart and Terry Woodcox as their home burnt down the evening of November 11th, 2018.Residents of the Dawson Creek community for 40 years lost everything the night of the fire and they are planning on rebuilding their home again.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and there was no house insurance. Lockhart expressed his gratitude to the Arras Fire Department and a thank you to everyone for their community spirit and support.- Advertisement -“Aside from the loss of irreplaceable memories and keepsakes, we are quite fortunate. We will be rebuilding in the spring and anyone with trades would be welcomed to help if they can or donations of building materials and/or tools would be great,” says LockartA link to the gofundme account can be found HERElast_img read more

Man United fans on the shock Liverpool transfer link

first_img1 Man United fans must have thought things couldn’t get any worse after a humiliating 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat to MK Dons.Unfortunately they then picked up the Daily Star this morning to read they’re apparently interested in signing Joe Allen from Liverpool for an eye-watering £20million.The shock rumour that their once great side may now be paying over the odds for a midfielder who doesn’t even start regularly for bitter rivals Liverpool hit them hard and many took to Twitter to declare their despondency.You can see some of the reaction here and keep up with the latest transfer rumours here. ‘If Man United sign Allen for £20m it will be an all-time low’, say fans on Twitter last_img

Inishowen League: Full round-up as Carn earn draw against Glengad United

first_imgJackie Crossan Premier Division took place on Sunday as Carn held out for an impressive draw against Glengad United. Full round-up: Illies Celtic              2Moville Celtic         1Illies took an early lead after David Doherty’s fine defensive header was  collected by Michael Coyle who split the home defence for Gavin Doherty to race clear and hammer low past Seamus Houghton. Moville tried to respond but Conor Doherty shot weakly at Johnathan Noone when well placed. On 33 minuts Coyle laid the ball off to Paul Doherty on the edge of the area but Houghton was equal to the effort.On the stroke of half time Moville’s Jack McConalogue then had a snapshot saved by  Noone. Illies had the first chance of the second period but Coyle fired into the side netting when well placed. Moville responded and equalised after a superb cross to the back post by McConalogue was met by a brilliant header from Doherty to the roof of the net after a defender had slipped. Moville substitute Michael McNaught then went close after a scramble in the area but his effort came back off the post. Illies rallied and when Gavin Doherty was upended in the area Paul Doherty despatched the kick low to the corner despite Houghton getting a hand to the ball.Doherty spurned another good chance after Gavin Doherty  had pulled the ball back into his path but he fired straight at Houghton. Moville forced four successive corners in injury time but could not salvage a point.Greencastle FC                  1Buncrana Hearts               0The home side started this game well with the pace of Conor Gillen on the right causing the visitors all sorts of problems. After one such run the first chance came to the home side when Gillen crossed for Ronan Doherty  but his point blank effort was well saved by  Eoghan O Doherty.The home side then took the lead midway through the half when Gerry Gill despatched a superb free kick to the top corner. Buncrana came more into the game in the ten minutes before the break but failed to create any clear chances of note. Upon resumption of the match, Greencastle continued to press Buncrana. On the 70th minute Stephen Grant made a great run down the right-hand side of the pitch and crossed in for Nigel McMonagle to chest the ball into the back of the net only for it to be judged hand ball. On the 75th minute, Buncrana were awarded a free kick just inside the Greencastle half. The ball was floated in from the free kick and Gerard McLaughlin rose above everyone to fire in a header but was safely gathered by Dylan Doherty in the Greencastle nets. The remaining 15 minutes Greencastle continued to press for the second goal but could not penetrate the  Buncrana defence.Aileach  FC                                      3Cockhill Celtic Youths                  0Cockhill began this game on the front foot and forced a couple of early corners which the home defence dealt with comfortably. Aileach’s first chance of note came after 15 minutes when Darren McMonagle’s right wing cross almost found Dermot Doherty but Liam McGonagle pounced on the loose ball to avert the danger. Cockhill were playing well without creating anything clear cut and somewhat against the run of play the home side took the lead when Ethan Canning played a one two with Dermot Doherty and finished low past McGonagle from eight  yards.Aileach were a different proposition in the second half and grabbed control of the game. After spurning a few decent chances Aileach finally got a second midway through the half, it arrived courtesy of an overlapping run by Darren Gallagher whose cross found Dean Curran and the big midfielder controlled before firing past McGonagle from close range. A third  followed almost immediately when Denim McLaughlin played in Darren McMonagle and the wing back advanced before driving the ball home from 10 yards to secure the pointsCarn FC                               0 Glengad United                 0Carn created  the first chance on 5 minutes when Brandon Browne broke on the right wing and laid it off for Cade Cooke who shot l wide from 10 yards. Glengad replied on 16 minutes after  Finn McClure made a long pass along the right wing to Conor barrow who crossed for Terence Doherty who fired wide from 10 yards.Carn replied midway through the half when Will Quinn passed from the centre of midfield and found Brandon Browne on the right-wing who  beat a defender and crossed for Lorcan Bradley who shot over the bar from 12 yards.Glengad got another chance on 38 minutes after Seamus Doherty sent  Cathal McDaid one on one with Daniel Houghton but he shot high to the left and wide from 10 yards.  Glengad came back strongly in the second half when Matthew Byrne found  Terence Doherty who laid it off to Declan McLaughlin but his effort  was parried onto to the post by Daniel Houghton in the Carn goal. The home side ‘s  Brandon Browne nearly broke the deadlock on 63 minutes when he got on the end of Cade Cooke’s cross from the right  and unmarked in the 18 yard box  he failed to hit the target.Glengad created another chance on 74 minutes when Matthew Byrne found  Conor Barrow on the right wing who crossed for Terence Doherty who shot low to the left but was again well saved by Houghton. Glengad applied real pressure during this period and nearly got the winner on 87 minute when Terence Doherty found substitute Christy McLaughlin who rounded the defender and laid it off for Seamus Doherty who shot low to the left and wide from 6 yards.Inishowen League: Full round-up as Carn earn draw against Glengad United was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Many are still stuck in Denver

first_imgDENVER (AP) — Denver’s airport was operating at close to capacity Saturday after being snowed in for two days, but for many travelers jammed in its terminals, it was not expected to be enough to rescue their hopes of joining their families for Christmas. Thousands of travelers whose flights were canceled by a blizzard that backed up air traffic nationwide were stuck on standby, trying to grab a rare empty seat on planes that were mostly booked. “I just want to go home. I just want to see my family,” said Jennifer Long of Denver, who was hoping to catch an afternoon flight to New Orleans, the city she left after Hurricane Katrina. The busiest carrier at Denver International, United Airlines, planned to operate a full schedule of 900 departures and arrivals Saturday for the first time since the storm blew in Wednesday, burying the city in 2 feet of snow, spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said. Flights were running “close to on schedule,” she said. The airport, the nation’s fifth-busiest, had five runways open Saturday and expected to have all six runways cleared by today, Sunday, but there was no telling when the backlog of passengers would be cleared out. “You combine what would have been a busy holiday as it was, and you throw in a few thousand more stranded passengers, it’s obviously busy,” airport spokesman Steve Snyder said. The jam in Denver backed up flights around the country heading into one of the busiest travel times of the year, and low visibility in Atlanta and wind in Philadelphia on Friday added to delays. About 9 million Americans planned to take to the air during the nine-day Christmas-to-New Year’s period, the AAA estimates. By Saturday, New York businessman Todd Pavlo and his 16-year-old son had spent two nights on airport benches at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. They waited and hoped through seven standby flights to Salt Lake City, where they were going to see family. “At this rate, I’m going to be here well into January,” said Pavlo, 47, who ended up booking two one-way tickets to Salt Lake — for $700 each — on a flight leaving Sunday. “Now everybody is starting to get irate. … We’re all sitting together. We’re actually living together following gate to gate all day long.” Overseas, fog had grounded flights for most of the week at London’s Heathrow Airport, stalling tens of thousands of people who had planned on taking flights at Europe’s busiest airport. The fog finally started to lift Saturday, and British Airways pledged to operate 95 percent of its scheduled flights. In South America, flight cancellations and hours-long delays caused by overbooking and equipment problems had haunted Christmas travelers across Brazil since Tuesday. Even the Brazilian air force was called in to help move passengers with its fleet of eight passenger jets. At Denver, more than 3,000 incoming flights alone were canceled or diverted during the 45-hour shutdown that began Wednesday. An estimated 4,700 travelers camped out at the airport that night, and close to 2,000 spent Thursday night on the hard floors and a few cots, hoping to get a place at the front of long lines at ticket counters. Snyder said he did not know how many were there overnight Friday night but said it was fewer than the night before. On Saturday, travelers waited in long lines that snaked around the terminal or sat on cots, working on laptops or playing computer games. Passengers with long-standing reservations filled most of the outbound flights. Airline officials told unhappy travelers at the airport that they cannot simply bring in extra planes to clear the backlog, and that it could be Christmas — or later — before they can catch a plane. Jerry Escobedo, a contract worker at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, said he waited on hold for 90 minutes to talk to a Frontier Airlines agent to learn that the Seattle flight he was booked on for Christmas Eve was the earliest he was going to get. “It’s been an interesting experience, I guess you could say. You just have to make the best of it,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want 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

Tottenham Hotspur confirm Dele Alli is out until March with hamstring strain

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 As well as talisman Kane, Heung-min Son is away with South Korea at the AFC Asian Cup.Son played as South Korea beat Bahrain after extra-time on Tuesday to extend his stay at the tournament by at least another week.Lucas Moura is nearing a return from a knee injury and Pochettino might feel he has no choice but to throw him back into action at Stamford Bridge on Thursday as Spurs try to hold onto their 1-0 first-leg lead in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Dele Alli is not expected to return until March due to a hamstring strain, Tottenham Hotspur gave confirmed.The England international limped off against Fulham on Sunday and was in visible agony as he left the pitch. Latest Premier League News REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Incredibly, Dele has suffered the same injury twice already this season and missed the Champions League clash with Barcelona at Wembley.Spurs said on Twitter: “Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that @dele_official has suffered a hamstring strain, sustained during Sunday’s match.“Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”He joins his England team-mate Harry Kane in the treatment room and is set to miss the club’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea, and the potential final, the Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund and a host of important Premier League games. shining Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED tense Alli felt the injury straight away at Craven Cottage last_img read more

One player each Premier League club should loan out next season

first_img 21 Angel Gomes wants more first-team opportunities 21 Lookman has been restricted to a substitute’s role under Marco Silva, starting just three Premier League games.He thrived in a loan spell with RB Leipzig, scoring five goals and registering five assists last season. And other clubs could back the 21-year-old to replicate that form with them.Leicester – Matty James Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was loaned to Crystal Palace last season in a move that worked wonders for him as he earned a place in Gareth Southgate’s 2018 World Cup squad.And in the 2018/19 season, Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson starred for Derby and is likely to start in their Championship play-off final against Aston Villa on Monday.Other players could follow the examples set by Loftus-Cheek and Wilson next term.Here, talkSPORT take a look at players who could benefit from a loan move. With Euro 2020 happening next summer, Gibbs-White will want to play regularly to attempt to break into Gareth Southgate’s England squad.The Three Lions boss is renowned for giving youngsters a chance on the international stage – and Gibbs-White could be the country’s next breakout star. Joselu started just five Premier League games in the 2018/19 season due to the form of Salomon Rondon.Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, whose own future is also uncertain, could get the striker’s wages off the books to free up funds for another forward.A move back to Spain or Germany could suit Joselu.Norwich – James Husband deals huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Getty Getty James has been tormented by an ankle injury for over a year. His only appearance during the 2018/19 season came in a shock 2-1 defeat to Newport County in the FA Cup in January.He has returned to fitness in recent weeks, but is yet to feature under Brendan Rodgers. A fresh start elsewhere could reignite his career.Liverpool – Rhian Brewster 21 With Fernando Llorente likely to leave this summer, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is bound to be in the market for a striker to provide cover for Harry Kane.Janssen was frozen out by Pochettino before making three substitute appearances towards the end of the season. Despite his brief comeback, the Dutch striker will need to look elsewhere if he wants to play regular football.Watford – Nathaniel Chalobah gameday cracker Fraser Forster made his first appearance of the season for Southampton in a 3-0 defeat at West Ham earlier this month It could be a breakthrough season for certain players in the 2019/20 campaign.Youngsters will want to gain first-team experience at other clubs, while older players could make temporary moves elsewhere to play regular football. 21 21 Getty 21 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Getty LATEST 21 Matty James has been very unlucky with injuries Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Eddie Nketiah is yet to taste regular first-team football Getty 21 Getty Grady Diangana has been restricted to substitute appearances Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Christian Walton has shone for Wigan 21 West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini showed faith in Diangana during the 2018/19 campaign, handing him six Premier League starts in a breakthrough season. But he could face more difficulty competing against Mark Noble, Declan Rice, a fit-again Jack Wilshere and any other new potential arrivals in midfield.He would not be short of suitors from Championship clubs.Wolves – Morgan Gibbs-White Getty REAL DEAL 21 Mark Travers kept a clean sheet on his Premier League debut against Tottenham Morgan Gibbs-White can operate as a midfielder or further up the pitch With Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reportedly set to be given a £200million war chest to strengthen his domestic treble-winning squad, Foden could find himself even further down the pecking order.Even though he started games against Tottenham and Leicester in the title run-in, the 18-year-old failed to make the matchday squad for City’s FA Cup final win over Watford on Saturday.He has bags of potential, which another club could hugely use.Manchester United – Angel Gomes There is an abundance of quality in Manchester City’s midfield 21 21 21 Getty Images 21 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 21 Connor Wickham has struggled for first-team minutes this season Nathaniel Chalobah needs a run of games Travers started Bournemouth’s final two Premier League games of the season after Eddie Howe lost faith with error-prone goalkeepers Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc.With the Cherries reportedly set to make a £15million bid for Burnley’s Nick Pope, Travers could be loaned out to gain experience in England’s lower tiers.Brighton – Christian Walton Husband spent the 2018/19 season on loan with Fleetwood in League One and is unlikely to take part in the club’s Premier League journey. With a year left on his current, he could be loaned out again.Sheffield United – Leon Clarke Getty Forster has made just one Southampton appearance since December 2017. He is the club’s third-choice goalkeeper behind Alex McCarthy and Angus Gunn.The 31-year-old’s contract does not run out for another three years, but he needs to get back to playing regularly.Tottenham – Vincent Janssen Getty 21 Green started just nine Championship games as Aston Villa ended their three-year exile from the Premier League by beating Derby in the play-off final.The 20-year-old is yet to play first-team football on a regular basis in a whole season, but the 2019/20 campaign could be his year if he is loaned out.Bournemouth – Mark Travers Rhian Brewster is yet to make a senior appearance for Liverpool Walton helped Wigan preserve their Championship status in their 2018/19 campaign, playing in 34 league games.Mat Ryan has established himself as Brighton’s No.1 goalkeeper, and Walton will not want to return to the Amex Stadium to sit on the bench. A third loan move to the Latics seems sensible.Burnley – Ben Gibson Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty Ethan Ampadu needs to play more regularly Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS tense Chalobah fractured his knee cap at the start of the 2017/18 season and made a return to action against Reading last August. However, he has been restricted to just 13 appearances since, failing to dislodge Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure in midfield.A newly-promoted Premier League club could take a punt on him.West Ham – Grady Diangana Getty Gomes made just two brief cameo appearances in United’s underwhelming season. He is said to be frustrated by his lack of game-time and could look elsewhere for temporary solutions.The 18-year-old is one of United’s star academy players. With a host of attacking players ahead of him, it doesn’t look like Gomes’ playing time is going to improve next season at Old Trafford.Newcastle – Joselu Getty Andre Green’s playing time was restricted in Aston Villa’s promotion-winning season Ademola Lookman has not started enough games under Marco Silva shining Joselu is not a regular starter at Newcastle REVEALED 21 21 Gibson was one of the most sought-after defenders in the Championship last summer.Burnley won the race for his signature by paying Middlesbrough a whopping £15million. That amount seems like a huge waste of money as the 26-year-old made just ONE Premier League appearance all season.His last outing for the club came in a 5-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup in January.Chelsea – Ethan Ampadu Getty Getty Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Leon Clarke will be a wanted man in the Championship With Sheffield United reportedly trying to sign Swansea striker Oli McBurnie, Clarke’s days appear to be numbered at Bramall Lane.He was loaned out to Wigan for the second half of the 2018/19 campaign and helped them avoid relegation. Second tier clubs could find his experience invaluable next season.Southampton – Fraser Forster Getty Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Who Chelsea loan out will depend on the club’s impending transfer ban and Ampadu is a player who could benefit from a temporary move from Stamford Bridge.The Wales international is highly-rated by Blues chiefs, but started just three games in the 2018/19 season.  At 18-years-old he is already a Wales international with a big future ahead of him.Crystal Palace – Connor Wickham Getty Arsenal – Eddie Nketiah Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Getty 21 James Husband has not played for Norwich in 13 months REPLY Vincent Janssen is unlikely to be at Tottenham next season Ben Gibson has struggled in his debut season at Burnley Brewster was an unused substitute for Liverpool’s 4-0 Champions League semi-final second leg win over Barcelona after injuries had ruled out Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.The 19-year-old, who has battled through ankle and knee problems over the past year, is highly-rated by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.Reports claim the German sanctioned a Dominic Solanke’s £19million move to Bournemouth due to his belief in Brewster but he could be shipped out on loan before making his senior Reds debut.Manchester City – Phil Foden 21 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Eddie Nketiah scored his first Premier League goal on the final day of the 2018/19 season Wickham has been plagued by injury since moving to Palace in 2015 and after making his return from a serious knee injury against Everton last October, he went on to make just seven more appearances.The 26-year-old signed a new two-year deal with the Eagles on Tuesday, but that might not rule him out of making a loan exit this summer.Everton – Ademola Lookman 21 Getty Nketiah burst on to the scene after scoring twice in a Carabao Cup win over Norwich last season. But after making just nine appearances, and only starting three times, the 19-year-old needs to play regular first-team football.He is unlikely to begrudge Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette from the starting XI, so a loan move could do him the world of good.Aston Villa – Andre Green last_img read more

Grant: Tierney has potential to be as good as McGrain

first_img“Kieran knows that he can play the left centre-back, he knows he can play left back,” he said. “In the modern day game, especially at international level, and European level, there’s not a hell of a lot of crosses coming in your box.“It’s all about positional play and his positional play has been outstanding. And you’re fortunate enough that Andy Robertson is playing at the top of his game, at a top class club with a lot of pressure on him as well, and what a performer he has been. We’re very, very fortunate.“There’ll always be places for those boys in the team, never mind the squad. That’s a guarantee.”Grant said he could only think of Sandy Jardine and McGrain as players who could take either full-back slot for Scotland and said that comparing Tierney with McGrain was fair. Scotland assistant coach Peter Grant has praised Kieran Tierney, saying the versatile defender has the quality and attitude to be as good as Danny McGrain.The Celtic defender was named in Alex McLeish’s Scotland squad for the friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary on Monday, with Liverpool’s Andy Robertson and Wolves’ Barry Douglas making up a trio of talented left-backs vying for contention.Tierney filled in at right-back on occasion for Gordon Strachan but McLeish has said that would only happen in emergencies but seems inclined to play him in the centre of defence. Grant emphasised the importance of playing in positions you know and said Tierney and Robertson could be accommodated in the same team. “Danny was my hero and still is,” he said. “I was very fortunate that when I made my debut Danny was playing. So I know how good Danny was.“It was in everything he did. His professionalism away from the pitch, he was the first guy I saw going to a gym. “The gym in Celtic Park was in the old stand and you needed a coat on to go there, it was that cold, but Danny was up there every day working on his body.“He was physically so strong but also one of the best defenders there’s ever been for Scotland and and in Europe that time. I think he was voted one of the best in the world.“I think to be mentioned in the same breath as him, Kieran deserves that.“He knows he’s got to go and win those caps for Scotland to get up there with Danny but he has the potential to go that distance, that’s for sure.”last_img read more