Bale: Ronaldo can throw his arms up now and then but that’s how he is

first_img The 26-year-old also praised Ronaldo’s dedication, adding: “He is always in the gym working hard and stuff like that. I think he’s a bit more laid back than he was at [Manchester United].  “We get on really well. We speak. He speaks English which is good for me. I’m enjoying playing together.” Gareth Bale says his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo is fine – even if the Portuguese international is prone to being “an emotional player on the pitch”.  Sport EN 26/05/2016 The Real Madrid and Wales forward was speaking to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand for BT Sport ahead of this weekend’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.  CEST Upd. at 12:09 Bale, who scored when the two sides met in the final in Lisbon in 2014, says he gets on well with Ronaldo and enjoys playing with him. “He works hard for the teams and scores goals which is important but as I said we’ve never had a problem.  “I think you know yourself he’s an emotional player on the pitch, he can throw his arms up now and then but that’s how he is. “[Our relationship] is fine. We’ve never had a problem in the dressing room or on the pitch,” he said.  “He tends to make quite a few jokes and messes around as well which is good for the team spirit. He’s been great since I’ve been here and hopefully we can win more trophies now with him here.”last_img read more

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Borussia Dortmund tease Madrid on Twitter ahead of Champions League clash

first_imgReal Madrid have dropped points in their last two games and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Borussia Dortmund, the club’s opponents in the Champions League this week.  26/09/2016 Upd. at 12:45 Curiously, Sporting Club also got involved, suggesting Madrid also struggle against teams in green. They must have been referring to themselves, although Madrid came from a goal down to beat the Portuguese side over a week ago.  Once again, the German club’s community manager was keen to try and show off their humorous side: “You’re having a hard time playing teams that wear yellow, do you @realmadriden?”  CEST It’s not the first time Dortmund’s Twitter account has tried to be funny.  Dortmund are referring to the two sides who have drawn with Madrid in LaLiga since last Wednesday: Villarreal and Las Palmas. Both clubs wear yellow as their home kit, the same as the Bundesliga side.  Sport EN Remember that when SPORT revealed Ilkay Gundogan was going to follow Pep Guardiola to Manchester City they tweeted to this newspaper mocking the story.  However, the German midfielder did end up moving to the Premier League with the former Barcelona manager this summer.last_img read more

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Gareth Bale to PL? Here’s what’s stopping the move.

first_imgAdvertisement 23d1vNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsgmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea9drp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vlWould you ever consider trying this?😱1tCan your students do this? 🌚2nmb9ep6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Gareth Bale has not ruled out a possible return to the Premier League. The 29 year old started his career in the Premier League with Southampton before playing for Tottenham. He was the breakout star of the year in the 2012-13 season when he scored 21 goals in 33 games for Spurs, a performance that caught the eye of the Galacticos, and he was subsequently bought by Real Madrid.Advertisement The Welshman has enjoyed a very successful 5 seasons with the club, winning 4 Champions League medals. However, when asked by the Daily Mail about a possible return to England, Bale didn’t seem to rule the option out, saying that he would like to return ‘home’ but it would be very difficult to leave Real.Advertisement “You always want to come back and play in your home league and a part of you will always miss home. But I’m enjoying playing for the biggest club in the world and winning trophies.“, Bale told the Daily Mail.The Welshman has been tentatively linked with Premier League giants Manchester United where he would be more than welcome as one of the best players of the world. However he still remains a vital part of the Real Madrid set up, with more responsibility on his shoulders after Ronaldo’s departure.Advertisement Read full article here :https://onefootball.com/en/news/gareth-bale-has-his-say-on-a-possible-premier-league-return-en-21646185?variable=20180918&_branch_match_id=570564856504627554Read also :David Moyes+1 player = PL challenge for Everton?!Football: Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo catches fire for Juventus Advertisementlast_img read more

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Romelu Lukaku reveals the ‘real’ Jose Mourinho

first_imgAdvertisement 7hicNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsihoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E706f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) r8qn6Would you ever consider trying this?😱al2szCan your students do this? 🌚g8yRoller skating! Powered by Firework In a recent interview with Dion Dublin on Football Focus, Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku revealed the ‘real’ Jose Mourinho, mentioning that the Portuguese didn’t fake his emotions like other managers in the league and that his realness was why people didn’t particularly like him.Advertisement “I don’t understand why people don’t like the realness about him. When he’s mad at me I know he is mad at me, and I try to do what he wants so he is happy again.”, Lukaku said in the interview. A fuming Mourinho demanded respect from the press after the humiliating 3-0 loss to Tottenham, for which he was ridiculed by the press.Advertisement The Belgian said that Mourinho was a family man who was very frank about his feelings towards the players. If he didn’t think a player was performing, he would confront him without hesitation. He said that the Portuguese would make the players laugh, and fight for them, but he won’t hide his emotions if he’s unhappy.“Sometimes footballers, we get soft a little bit,” added Lukaku. “If I listen to players from back in the day and now, a manager cannot say what he wants to a player because you feel attacked. But I don’t feel attacked, because that’s who I am. I am a tough man, but that doesn’t come from football, that comes from my background.”Advertisement United face Watford at the weekend in the Premier League, with Lukaku in hot form after scoring for his country in the international break.Read full article here :https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45516847 Read also :The Man City player that Sir Alex wanted to replace Scholes withLALIGA LEADERS BARCELONA AND REAL MADRID TAKE 100% RECORDS TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Connacht Junior Team Named To Face Munster

first_imgThe Connacht Junior Teamis 15      Henry O’Toole (Connemara RFC)14      Marty Conneely (Connemara RFC)13      Sean Mullin (Sligo RFC)12      David McDonagh (Connemara RFC) Capt.11      Conor Carter (Castlebar RFC)10      Shane Dowd (Creggs RFC)9        Micheal O’Toole (Connemara RFC)1        Aidan Leech (Creggs RFC)2        Barry Gibbons (Connemara RFC)3        Ian Staunton (Connemara RFC)4        Niall Staunton (Connemara RFC)5        Gerard Ward (Monivea RFC)6        Brian Diffley (Creggs RFC)7        Owen Treacy (Buccaneers RFC)8        TJ Berry (Connemara RFC)The Replacements are…16      Maurice Buckley (Creggs RFC) (Hooker)17      Sean O Connell (Buccaneers RFC) (Prop)18      Conor Mitchell (Sligo RFC) (Prop) 19      BrianDonohue (Creggs RFC)20      AlanFinnerty (Tuam RFC)21      AndrewCallaghan (Creggs RFC)22      CraigMcCormick (Ballina RFC)23      RobertEnright Mooney (Buccaneers RFC)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Connacht Junior Team to face Munster in the Interprovincials on Saturday in Creggs shows three changes from the side that beat Leinster last weekend. Owen Treacy of Buccaneers RFC comes in for James Brandon who misses out through exams, Sean O’Connell of Buccaneers RFC comes on to the bench to replace clubmate Rory Grenham and Andrew Callaghan of Creggs RFC comes on to the bench to replace Portumna’s Joe Keane. A win for Connacht could see them win the interprovincials if results line up in their favour. Kick off in Creggs on Saturday is at 2.30pm. last_img read more

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Men’s hockey giants hit ice in Sochi, Russia’s Plushenko pulls out

first_imgBy Mike Collett-WhiteIce hockey mania swept the Winter Olympics on Thursday as the heavyweight men’s teams Canada, the United States and hosts Russia played their opening round games in a competition generating more excitement than any other in Sochi.Underlining the sport’s popularity in Russia, and how dearly the home nation would love to win the final held on the last day of the Games, over 10,000 flag-waving fans roared on the men in red to a 5-2 win over Slovenia at the gleaming Bolshoy Ice Dome.The United States, silver medallists at the Vancouver Games four years ago, laid down a marker by thumping Slovakia 7-1, and defending champions Canada open the defence of their Olympic title against Norway in the day’s late match.But at another venue in Sochi’s Olympic park a few hundred metres away, the news was not so happy for the home fans.Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko, figure skating’s ultimate showman who helped the hosts to gold in the team event on Sunday, pulled out of the men’s individual event just seconds before he was to start his short programme.Away from the drama, athletes contested six Olympic titles on the sixth full day of competition at the Feb. 7-23 Games.In the Caucasus mountains, high above the action in the resort town of Sochi, Joss Christensen of the United States won the inaugural men’s freestyle skiing slopestyle.Gus Kenworthy took silver and Nick Goepper the bronze in a U.S. podium sweep, taking pressure off a team that some domestic media had begun to question as it languished well down the medals leaderboard.“I am shocked. I am stoked to be up here with my friends. America, we did it!” said Christensen, after another bumper crowd at the Extreme Park saw the skiers push their acrobatic routines to the limits.In the women’s cross-country 10km classic, several athletes wore sleeveless tops as temperatures touched 13C in bright sunshine and contestants complained of tough conditions.Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk powered to victory, but Russian Natalia Zhukova, who finished seventh, told reporters: “It’s the first time of my life that I race in such warm weather.”In the latest weather-related disruption, practice for the men’s freestyle skiing aerials event was cancelled because of unseasonably high temperatures.But organisers played down concerns about the quality of the snow that many athletes have described as slushy and difficult, and which may explain some of the crashes in disciplines ranging from slopestyle to cross country.“It is a constant battle for winter sports,” said Mark Adams, International Olympic Committee spokesman. “We are relaxed but we watch the situation.”Also in the mountains, France’s Martin Fourcade won the men’s biathlon 20km individual gold medal.Back in Sochi, Li Jianrou avoided an early pile-up to win the women’s 500 metres short track speed skating, extending China’s winning streak at the distance to a fourth Winter Games.The 27-year-old first-time Olympian described it as “a miracle”.Compatriot Zhang Hong claimed the women’s 1,000m speed skating title at the Adler Arena, beating pre-race favourites Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe of the United States.In the sliding disciplines, a track worker was struck by a bobsleigh and suffered two broken legs, IOC President Thomas Bach told Reuters.In the last event of the day, the inaugural team relay looks destined to be won by luge powerhouse Germany.Germany are already top of the medals table with six golds, ahead of Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States on four. Russia are seventh with two.For Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has staked his legacy on holding a successful Games, the ultimate sporting dream would be the men’s ice hockey gold.Before that can happen, Russia meets the United States on Saturday in a contest that is sure to stir memories of the “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games.Thirty-four years ago, a group of American college players beat the then Soviet Union’s “Big Red Machine” 4-3 in a mismatch of David and Goliath proportions.The Cold War climate that then prevailed may have thawed, but Putin has conjured the frosty relations of the time to describe Western criticism of his human rights record, and allegations of corruption connected with the Games, which have marred the buildup.Putin has dismissed charges of widespread corruption, which were levelled at organisers and politicians after the estimated costs reached $51 billion, making them the most expensive Olympics ever held.Officials dispute the figure, and say that many of the huge construction projects associated with Sochi will help turn the area into an international sports centre of the future.They hope one of the main lasting legacies will be a Formula One racetrack being laid in and around the Olympic park, which is scheduled to be ready for Russia’s Grand Prix on Oct. 12.But Sergei Kolesnikov, a Russian biophysicist who campaigns to expose what he says is major corruption in the country, said during a visit to Washington this week that Sochi may not end up as the triumph Putin hopes it will be.“I think underneath the Olympics drives many Russians crazy because the standard of life is decreasing,” he said.“Everyone is going to look back from this and remember only that $52 billion were thrown away for nothing … Everybody knows how much money was stolen to make the Olympics happen, so what should we be proud of?”last_img read more

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Windies fire out World Cup warning with Pakistan thrashing

first_imgWest Indies steamrolled Pakistan to seal a seven-wicket victory in their World Cup opener at Trent Bridge on Friday after an Oshane Thomas-led pace attack swept them away for a dismal 105.Opener Chris Gayle, set to retire at the end of the tournament, then led the Windies reply with a blistering 50 off 34 balls as the two-times champions chased down the total with ease, reaching 108-3 off just 13.4 overs.Having won the toss and elected to field, West Indies made full use of overcast conditions as Thomas took four wickets for 27 runs, while captain Jason Holder (3-42) and the returning Andre Russell (2-4) completed the demolition job.“It’s good to have a young quick like Oshane, we know he can be expensive at times but he’s a genuine wicket-taker,” Holder said at the post-match presentation.“That’s the gamble we need to take in one-dayers, with big scores going around.”Pakistan’s batting unit has repeatedly struggled against short deliveries and West Indies’ plan to pepper them with bouncers soon paid off.Opener Imam-ul-Haq was cramped for room and caught behind down the leg side off fast bowler Sheldon Cottrel before Russell hit Fakhar Zaman on the helmet and the ball ricocheted onto the stumps.Wicketkeeper Shai Hope grabbed two more catches when Russell and Holder removed Haris Sohail and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave Pakistan on 75-5.Wahab Riaz struck 18 off 11 balls to help Pakistan breach the 100-run mark before he was cleaned up by man-of-the-match Thomas.“I was confident of running in and doing my job,” Thomas said.“Andre Russell started it for us, I just followed his footsteps today. Lot of guys tried to mix it up with short balls. We wanted to execute our plans well.”Pakistan 21.4-over innings was their lowest World Cup total since making a paltry 74 against England at Adelaide in 1992, the year Imran Khan’s team went on to lift their only 50-overs crown.The in-form Zaman and Babar Azam got off to solid starts but were both dismissed for 22, exposing the middle order against the new ball and Pakistan never recovered.The hammering was Pakistan’s 11th consecutive ODI defeat in matches where a result was achieved, following series losses to Australia and England.“If you lose the toss and lose so many wickets early on, it’s tough to come back into the game,” Sarfaraz said.“It was tricky for half an hour, but this is a good batting track, we didn’t bat well. I think we have to play positive cricket, didn’t do well today but hopefully we’ll bounce back.”Pakistan next face hosts England on Monday, while Windies take on defending champions Australia three days later.last_img read more

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Ellen Submits “Liberia Land Authority” Bill

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf yesterday submitted to the Senate for enactment into law an Act to create the Liberia Land Authority.In her letter to that august body dated September 15, President Sirleaf said the bill puts into place the necessary legal framework for the establishment of the Liberia Land Authority that would undertake actions and implement programs in support of land governance; including land administration and management.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, in the midst of significant progress made by the Land Commission in proposing reforms of land policies and of land laws, fragmented government authority over land continue to cause difficulties, thus posing challenges to land reform implementations,” she wrote.President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that when passed into law, the bill will ensure that the state through the land authority controls and manages effectively, impartially and in the interest of equitable development access to deeds of public and government lands.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, the bill is a significant milestone in the land governance process. At the creation of the Liberia Land Authority, the responsibility for land matters is to be removed from the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Public Works, the Center for National Documents and Records Agency, and other agencies of Government as appropriate and transferred to the Liberia Land Authority,” she noted.President Sirleaf concluded by requesting the Senators to see the importance of the bill and asked for its timely enactment into law.The letter was immediately turned over to the Senate Committees on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment; Judiciary; and Internal Affairs and Governance and Reconciliation, with the mandate to go through the voluminous Act and report to plenary in two weeks.The bill is among many others that have landed in the Chambers of the Senate, since President Sirleaf requested the Legislature to put a hold on their annual Agriculture Break for six more weeks, in order to help pass some important legislation.It may be recalled that in September 2014, President Sirleaf signed into law the Act Against Criminal Conveyance of Land, as part of the Land Commission’s resolved commitment to institute realistic reforms in the land sector of Liberia.As recently as August 10, 2015, the Senate conducted a public hearing on the proposed Land Rights Bill in the Chambers of the Senate, before the Senate Committees on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment; Judiciary, Claims, Human Rights and Petitions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Plaisance Market chaotic

first_imgDear Editor,By this letter, I am hoping that Commissioner of Police and the Traffic Chief will be provoked to look into the matter herein.I had an occasion to be driving through Plaisance on the Embankment Road at about 22:00h on January 5, 2017.The area by the Plaisance Market was chaotic. Vehicles were in the middle of the road and on the bridge itself, revellers were sitting on chairs on the thoroughfare, the smell of marijuana was thick in the air. Vehicles passing through had to stop and ask drivers who were virtually “parked” on the roadway to pull a bit to the corner. It took six minutes for me to pass the market area. Other drivers going both ways were similarly affected. Were some off-duty Police Officers among the revellers?That was a Thursday night. What is it like on weekends?I would prefer to entertain doubt that neither the Commissioner, nor the Traffic Chief has been briefed about the state of affairs as described above. They couldn’t and still have the lawlessness prevailing. My recollection is that a similar situation raised its head about five years ago at Buxton, Haslington Public Road and Plaisance, which necessitated regular Police interventions. The ugliness is rearing its head again. I am hopeful that this matter will be addressed by the relevant authorities sooner than later.Sincerely,Taajnauth Jadunauthlast_img read more

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Fort St. John looking at barricades for East Bypass curve

first_imgOne of the city’s walking paths runs along the side of the road, but as the grade of the walking path is lower than the road, it could pose safety problems. The speed limit is decreased at that corner to 60 kilometres an hour from 70. Councillor Byron Stewart brought forward the Notice of Motion to write a letter to the Ministry of Transportation asking that barricades or barriers be installed at that location. He says the issues was brought to his attention by people in the community that use the walking paths. “It’s an increased risk of going around a corner at a greater speed with families, young children and such that are on that path. The City and the Ministry of Transportation would be advisable just to look at what kind of barricades can be put in place to add a little more protection and security for those people.”- Advertisement – An administration report will be prepared for the next city council meeting.last_img read more

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