Neville names Ginola as the player he feared the most during ’99 Treble run-in

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville has revealed David Ginola gave him cold sweats during the Red Devils’ Treble-winning run-in in 1999.The 45-year-old has admitted that going into the last game of the Premier League campaign, the Tottenham star was all he had on his mind.3 Gary Neville has revealed he was nervous about facing David Ginola in 1999Credit: PA:Press AssociationUnited went into the 38th game of the term at home against Spurs knowing a win would ensure them the title with Arsenal a point behind.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsDespite the club having the FA Cup final against Newcastle and Champions League final against Bayern Munich on the horizon, the task of facing Ginola weighed heavy on Neville.Ginola terrorised defences during the 1999 season, with the Frenchman – who was named as the PFA Player of the Year – getting Neville sent off earlier that campaign.Watching the 2-1 win back on Sky Sports, Neville recalled: “I have to say earlier on in the season I was sent off at White Hart Lane against Ginola.”This was the game I was most nervous about out of the three.”I was fine in the FA Cup final and fine in the European Cup final but this game made me nervous because he gave me a tough time earlier on in the season and I thought, ‘If we win the league there’s a pretty good chance he’ll have a massive impact on the game.'”Thankfully for Neville, Ginola went off injured in the first half, with David Beckham making sure the ex-Newcastle man didn’t have any success against his team-mate.3LATEST MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in training3The former England international added: “I remember saying to Becks before this game and you can see in the first few minutes, Becks was really aggressive, ‘You’re going to have to come back and make sure he just doesn’t get any encouragement’.”Ginola was typical of any forward player that if you gave him encouragement in that first ten-15 minutes, he can take the game away from you.”We were really aggressive. I didn’t mean to kick him, it was pretty innocuous but he had to go off shortly after this and it felt like a big moment in the game.”Nick Hancock apologises to Luke Chadwick after BBC’s cruel jokes over his looks as Man Utd kidlast_img read more

Great Hotels of the Worlds members win multiple World Travel and Trip

first_imgSource = Great Hotels of the World Great Hotels of the World’s members receive World Travel AwardsGreat Hotels of the World is thrilled to announce that a total of 12 awards were won by nine Great Hotels of the World member hotels (http://www.ghotw.com) at this year’s World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar. For over 18 years, the World Travel Awards have acknowledged excellence in the world travel and tourism industry. Often described as the Oscars of the travel industry, the awards aim to stimulate world-class competition, provoke creativity and innovation, and maybe most important of all, guarantee travellers quality customer experience. The awards are voted for by thousands of travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries. The awards are regarded as the very highest achievement a hotel can hope to receive.Great Hotels of the World member hotels were awarded with the following accolades:Airways Hotel, Papua New Guinea: World’s Leading Airport Hotel and Australasia’s Leading Airport Hotel for the second consecutive yearCorinthia Hotel St Petersburg, St Petersburg: Russia’s Leading Conference HotelForte Village, Sardinia: World’s Leading Resort for the 14th consecutive year, World’s Leading Green Resort for the second consecutive year and Italy’s Leading Resort for the eighth consecutive yearJetwing Ayurveda Pavillions, Negombo: Sri Lanka’s Leading Wellness HotelJetwing Lighthouse, Galle: Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa ResortLonda Hotel, Limassol: Cyprus’ Leading HotelMandala Spa, Boracay Island: Philippines Leading Resort for the third consecutive yearMoevenpick Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul: Europe’s Leading Business HotelSandton Sun, Johannesburg: Africa’s Leading Business HotelGreat Hotels of the World’s member properties awarded TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards 2012 TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, has revealed that 14 of Great Hotels of the World’s member properties have been honoured, receiving TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards in a number of categories. These awards reward the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from the experiences of real travellers. Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that The Toren in Amsterdam was chosen as a winner in the luxury, service and top 25 hotels in the Netherlands category. Hotel 1898 in Barcelona has been listed within the top 25 hotels in Spain, at number eight. Royal Wing Suites and Spa in Pattaya was also voted by travellers into the esteemed top 25 best hotels category, as well as the luxury, relaxation/spa and best service categories for Thailand. Reviews for Royal Wing Suites and Spa have all been overwhelmingly positive and there has not been a single negative experience posted on TripAdvisor thus far. Elounda Gulf Villas and Sensimar Royal Blue Resort and Spa have been listed in the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels in Greece. St. James’s Hotel and Club and The Landmark in London have been honoured with the Traveller’s Choice Award for the top 25 luxury hotels in the UK. Domes of Elounda in Elounda and Royal Olympic in Athens have both been listed in the top 25 luxury hotels in Greece. The Plaza has been voted in the top 25 luxury hotels in South Korea. Gloria Serenity Resort has been voted in the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels and luxury hotels in Turkey. Hotel BLOOM! in Brussels was listed in the top 25 trendiest hotels in the World category at number 13 and Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos was voted number 10 in the top 25 trendiest Hotels in Greece. In addition, Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye has been recognised as one of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in Turkey, voted number four. As TripAdvisor has continued its growth globally, featuring sites in 30 countries and in 21 languages, the Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards now highlight a broader range of spectacular properties across the globe.  last_img read more