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

Naholo returns with Havili set for test debut

first_imgNaholo has been named on the right wing for Sunday morning’s test against Argentina in Buenos Aires replacing Nehe Milner-Skudder.He hasn’t played a rugby championship this year.The Crusaders David Havili is set to make his test debut having been named in the reserves with Damian McKenzie again named at fullback.Anton Lienert-Brown will start at centre with Ngani Laumape named in the reserves as back cover.In the forwards, Luke Romano and Scott Barrett have been named as the starting locks, with Patrick Tuipulotu named in the reserves and in line for his first test this year.Vaea Fifita is at blindside flanker and Matt Todd at openside in his fourth Test start.While Hansen has tinkered with the side that beat the Springboks 57-0, there’s no recall for regular blindside flanker Jerome Kaino, who has not played for the team since the final test against the British and Irish Lions in early July.The 34-year-old dual World Cup winner played all three tests against the Lions but flew home to New Zealand shortly before the Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies in Sydney in August.New Zealand Rugby said at the time that an Australian media report about Kaino’s private life had necessitated his return to Auckland.”We’ve selected what we believe is a quality team and have high expectations that they’ll go out and put in a strong performance this weekend,” said head coach Steve Hansen.”We are under no illusion about what we’ll be facing this weekend. After having a torrid tussle against us in New Plymouth, Argentina will be even more determined on their home pitch and in front of their passionate fans. Our job will be to start well and to put in a performance for the full 80 minutes.”The All Blacks have never lost to the Pumas. They have played one another 25 times with the All Blacks winning 24 of those matches and drawing one.A win on Sunday will assure them of the Rugby Championship title with a game to spare.The All Blacks squad:Kane Hames, Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala, Luke Romano, Scott Barrett, Vaea Fifita, Matt Todd, Kieran Read (c), Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams, Anton Lienert-Brown, Waisake Naholo, Damian McKenzie.Reserves: Codie Taylor, Wyatt Crockett, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, David Havili.last_img read more

Helpless Slaughter trying to shake off frustration as he completes recovery

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES “We’re planning to get back next week,” he said. “Here we are doing everything to get back as soon as I can be. Just taking it day by day. As soon as I can, I can go on it when the pain’s bearable, we’ll be out there.”He hopes that there will be ample time for him to make a comeback and contribute on his side’s attempt to make a return trip to the Finals.“I believe we can still do it. It’s just a really tall order. San Miguel’s a three-time defending champion and it will just help if we got everything we got,” he said. “Right now, I need to heal and get my ankle okay so I can get back out there. No point in just moping around. Just got to stay positive and try to get healthy again.”ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s very frustrating, but I try not to let it get the best of me.”Slaughter’s x-ray further showed a small chip fracture on his right ankle , making walking a struggle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s still very painful,” he said. “I can’t run or jump on it right now, so obviously I can’t play.”But the Cebuano is looking to suit up for the Gin Kings as early as Game 3. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Pessumal repays faith with sizzling performance 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGreg Slaughter has been moving heaven and earth to make it back to the court and help Ginebra as soon as possible.“Now’s the time to play. So I’m trying to get back in there, maybe force it a little bit, and come back as soon as I can go out there,” he shared as he helplessly watched Ginebra fall in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series, 90-102, to San Miguel on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Ceres-Negros blanks Davao, takes back top spot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Global Cebu stunned Kaya, 3-1, for its first victory of the season.With the win, Ceres increased its tally to 18 points, two ahead of Kaya, which saw a four-match winning run snapped. Davao remained in third with 14 points from 10 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKaya finished the game with just nine players after Alfred Osei and Robert Lopez Mendy were sent off.Patrick Deyto came up with a spectacular save to deny Mendy from the spot in the first half, but Kaya still took the lead through a Masa Omura header late in the first half. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Rates, Carlos tie for lead Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial BACOLOD CITY—Ceres-Negros regained top spot in the Philippines Football League with a convincing 3-0 win over Davao Aguilas on Wednesday night at Panaad Stadium here.OJ Porteria converted from the spot in first half stoppage time, before Bienvenido Marañon scored twice in the second half as the Busmen bounced back from a 0-1 defeat to Kaya Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES But with Mendy given a red card for violent conduct against Global defender Lee Jeung-min, and Osei also sent off for an apparent elbow on Daniel Gadia, Global rallied through goals from Jordan Jarvis, Daryl Roberts and Jinggoy Valmayor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Women Urged to Support Each Other’s Initiatives

first_imgAnnie Marie Lukowshie, head of Kvinna till Kvinnaaddressed cross section of women and children during WOCDAL 9th anniversary Madam Annie Marie Lukowshie, head of Kvinna till Kvinna, an international NGO in Liberia, has stressed the need for Liberian women to learn from other women around the world by helping one another in every initiative that could bring everlasting benefit to the country.Lukowshie made the assertion recently when she served as the keynote speaker at a program marking the International Women’s Day held in Duazon, Margibi County. The program was organized by the Women and Children’s Development Association (WODCAL) which also commemorated its 9th anniversary.The event brought together women from diverse backgrounds, including students, under the global theme: “Press for Progress” with the national theme: “Act Now: Support the Liberian Women’s Agenda.” Madam Lukowshie said the International Women’s Day is a time to reflect and focus more on the important role women have played in the world.She reminded Liberian women that there is a need to unify themselves and become strong in order to succeed in their quest for gender equality, adding “women should learn to take up self-initiatives in communities that will bring them together.”She told the gathering that Liberian women have played a major role in building decent homes, private institutions and the government as well as Liberia at large, and they need to keep it up because it means that they are heading towards development. She, however, lauded the executive director of WOCDAL, Malinda B. Joss, for the level at which she has brought the organization.She also praised other supporting partners for their continued support to WOCDAL.Meanwhile, in commemoration of the International Women’s Day celebration, few women were honored for their meaningful contributions over the years to the Liberian society. The honorees included the superintendent of Zorzor market in Lofa County, Ma Vabah Wolubah, Watchen Harris Bruce, Deputy Chief of Party for Programs, at the Liberia Agri-business Authority (LADA) among others.Mrs. Watchen Harris Bruce on behalf of the honorees lauded WOCDAL for the recognition and encouraged other women to be supportive to one another.She recalled that WOCDAL over the years has been very consistent in its operations that has brought the organization to another level. “We hope that other women’s organizations will follow a good example of WOCDAL,” she noted.WOCDAL’s mission is to secure a just and fair society, where women and children are empowered, sustained and can realize their basic needs and human rights.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Muhoroni Youth stares at NSL relegation

first_imgAccording to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) rules Muhoroni will be officially demoted to the third tier Division One league this Sunday if they fail to honour their tie against Nairobi City Stars at Camp Toyoyo.“That is the rule and we have to follow it. We are standing by our word,” FKF Secretary General Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.When reached for comment, Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala said they had officially written to the federation asking them to hold their fixtures as they await a decision of the Appellate Court on their status in the NSL.FKF CEO Robert Muthomi (right) exchanges pleasantries with Muhoroni Youth chair Moses Adagala during a past event. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMuhoroni had gone to the High Court in Kisumu contesting their relegation from the KPL arguing that they were unduly demoted having been disadvantaged with their games starting late in the season.However, Justice David Majanja threw out the petition, leading to the club heading to the Appellate arm of the judicial body.“We have our case at the Appeals Court and we wrote to FKF telling them to put our matches on hold until we get a determination. However, they said they will not postpone our matches. I am telling them that we will not play until we hear the result of our case,” a defiant Adagala said.He however failed to disclose the exact date for the determination of the case only saying ‘In two weeks, we will know our fate.”Muthomi has however quashed Muhoroni’s claims saying they do not have an injunction from any arm of the judiciary stopping them from listing Muhoroni in the league roaster.“They wrote to us three days to the start of the new season telling us of their decision. To us, that is their personal decision. We don’t have an injunction stopping the league and we made it clear to them that the season will continue as we wait for their appeal,” Muthomi said.Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAdagala however remains adamant that the club will stick to its guns, daring the football managers to demote them.“They are trying to fix us by putting us in the fixtures but we will not be deterred. I am waiting for them to relegate us but I want them to know we are not pushovers. I assure our fans that we will be playing and no one will demote us,” the defiant Adagala further noted.Muhoroni and by extension Adagala is not new to run-ins with the federation with the club having been suspended from the KPL last year due to failure in meeting club licensing requirements, though the Sports Disputes Tribunal would later hand them a reprieve.Adagala was banned for 60 days last year over alleged crowd trouble while he has frequently been accused of the same especially at the club’s home ground in Muhoroni.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth players line up before their match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kasarani Stadium on November 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19- Just two weeks into the new National Super League (NSL) season, former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Muhoroni Youth is facing a technical knock-out from the second tier after dishing out a second consecutive walkover last weekend.Muhoroni were set to play Police FC at their sugar-belt backyard but were a no show, just a week after dishing out three free points to KCB at Camp Toyoyo on what was to be their first match in the second tier since relegation.last_img read more

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho signs new four-year contract

first_imgJose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea.The Blues announced Mourinho’s new deal on the eve of the Barclays Premier League season opener with Swansea.The Portuguese, who is in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, won the Capital One Cup and Premier League title last term for the Blues.The new deal ties the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ to Chelsea until June 2019.The 52-year-old said on “If the club is happy, I am happy.“I think this is a normal thing for me to sign a new contract. It is important we have this continuity and I hope we can enjoy more success in the future – for the fans, the players and the club.“I said when I returned here two years ago that I have a special feeling for this club and nothing changed.“It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time.”You can listen to Chelsea v Swansea live on talkSPORT on Saturday from 5.30pm. Jose Mourinho 1last_img read more

Quique Sanchez Flores tells side ‘we do not want a replay’ ahead of Leeds FA Cup

first_imgWatford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has told his side he wants to finish their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Leeds at the first attempt.The Hornets welcome Leeds to Vicarage Road on Saturday looking to continue a memorable season which, aside from making progress in the cup, also sees them pushing hard for a finish in the top half of the Barclays Premier League.Watford are currently ninth in the table but have a potentially key run of fixtures coming up which sees them play fellow promoted side Bournemouth before facing five successive matches against top-10 sides in Manchester United, Leicester, West Ham, Stoke and Arsenal. Prior to those games Watford take on Leeds in the cup, and Flores is keen to complete the job at the first time of asking.“We do not want a replay, we just want to win,” said the Spaniard.Leeds are 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table and their only win in their last four games was last month’s 2-1 triumph over Bolton in the fourth round of the FA Cup.Watford will be favourites to go through to the quarter-finals, but Flores acknowledges Leeds will be no pushovers.He said: “I saw Leeds play in the Champions League against Valencia and saw how important that team was but football is football, it is very difficult to know what will happen in the future. Now they are in the Championship but we respect the history of the team.“For us, they have a good team, they play with power, they try to play football, they have three players in the middle who want to play well so we have to think about how we play this game.“It will not be easy, they have really good players, they will want to win.”Flores has done his homework on Leeds, but says his main focus now will be on what his own side are going to do.He said: “We are in the task to correct our shape, our system and now we are focusing more on our team than the other team, but that is not just in the FA Cup.“I always say that when we play against another team 80 per cent is for us and the other 20 per cent is for the other team.“Mostly it is about what we can do and then I will try to reduce the attack of the other team.“We have a mission for every single match – we want to win every single match.“This match is a little bit different because it is the first time where I play rounds that are just one match, it is like a final.” 1last_img read more

Secret of our success

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The stock market is plunging. Gas prices keep rising. Inflation, too, is flaring up. Houses are sitting on the market longer, and the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, that old harbinger of economic doom and gloom, is behaving ominously. But despite all this scary news emanating from Wall Street and elsewhere, things are still looking rather bright for the San Fernando Valley’s economy for the next few years. Other parts of the nation may be struggling with job loss, but the Valley is projected to add more than 10,700 new jobs this year and 12,300 next year. Average wages and salaries for all private-sector employees should grow by 4 percent to 5 percent annually. So says a new study out Friday by the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. The author of the report forecasts “strong and sustainable” growth up until 2008. After a week of bad financial news, it was nice to end on a high note. More jobs, bigger paychecks all spell some measure of stability in a world rocked by war, unrest and possible pandemics. None of this would be possible without the hard work by the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, which tirelessly promotes the area’s business in its quest to protect one of California’s last bastions of the middle class. And therein lies the ultimate secret of the Valley’s success. Rather than being rooted in one industry, like the Silicon Valley, or populated by socially, economically and ethnically homogenous neighbors, like many wealthier cities, the Valley’s got a healthy diversity of people and businesses that fosters growth. That’s why it’s incumbent upon the community to continue to push its interests to an often uninterested city at large. Clearly, that’s the right approach. Projected growth in the face of national economic jitters indicates something very right is going on in the San Fernando Valley and it’s important for the community’s people and businesses to work together to preserve this healthy climate that benefits everyone.last_img read more

Motoring: Fancy getting two year’s free car insurance?

first_imgNissan is responding to Ireland’s high cost of motor insurance by providing new car buyers in Donegal with two year’s free insurance.Figures released by the CSO this week show that the cost of motor car insurance has risen by 69.2% over the last three years and that it is now 25.2% more expensive to insure a car than it was this time last year.The ground-breaking Nissan offer, which is aimed at making the cost of running a car more affordable, is available to Donegal motorists ordering any new Nissan passenger car at local dealer Letterkenny Nissan before the 31st December 2016. Nissan is the first car brand in Ireland to recognise the impact of exorbitant insurance premiums and to respond to the concerns of consumers.“Consumers are justifiably concerned about the rising cost of motor insurance premiums. Families are unable to afford running a second car and in some cases motorists, especially those under the age of 30, have had little choice but to stop driving,” said Seamus McLaughlin, Nissan Dealer Principal at Letterkenny Nissan.“Nissan and the Irish Motor Industry are deeply concerned that there is no will or appetite, from any quarter, to address the issue. In the absence of a satisfactory response Nissan has taken the initiative in leading the way to make driving more affordable,” he added.“Our two year offer insulates consumers against price hikes in insurance premiums in 2017 and 2018. This is good news for Donegal consumers and for the 12,000 people who buy a new Nissan every year,” he said. “The cost of this offer does not come cheaply to Nissan and it certainly eats into our margins. We see it as an investment in the future of our business. Drivers who buy Nissan stay with Nissan and we are confident that we will attract and retain new customers,” explained Mr. McLaughlin.New car buyers interested in availing of the offer must be 26 years old, have a full driving licence, no more than three penalty points and a minimum of three years no claims bonus. Insurance does not extend to commercial use.Motoring: Fancy getting two year’s free car insurance? was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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)last_img read more