Aleksandar Mitrovic is in sizzling form for Fulham, but is it realistic to expect for his current club to be able to afford to buy him?The Serbian striker was unhappy with the lack of playing time at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez eventually succumbed to his pleas and Aleksandar Mitrovic was loaned to Fulham in England’s second division. There, he has scored 10 goals in 12 matches, resurrecting his career (and price tag). He has helped Fulham shoot right up the table. The team is entrenched in a battle with Cardiff for the second automatic Premier League bid.If Fulham fails to earn it, than Jokanovic’s men will have to go through the four-team playoff rigmarole. But, my question is what happens next to Mitrovic next. Slavisa Jokanovic has made it clear he would love to keep his fellow countryman at Craven Cottage. This is what he said according to Get West London:“I know he is really happy with the team, with the club, with the city and for another side he knows I am satisfied with level he offer us.”Report: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“If you ask if he want to stay it’s probably a yes, but in realistic life we are going to see.”Newcastle’s demands might be too high for Fulham even if it gets promoted. Additionally, there are likely going to be other teams interested in his services, especially if he performs well for Serbia during the World Cup this summer. According to Chronicle Live, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Burnley could all be interested.Before the loan to Fulham, the 23-year-old was valued at about €13 million. Due to his recent performances, that number has risen to over €20 million. Rafa Benitez will probably wait for the World Cup to end and will hope that Mitrovic’s price rises even further. Also, he needs to sign another center forward before selling him, something that he wasn’t able to accomplish during the past two transfer periods.Best case scenario: Newcastle finds a striker and Fulham gets to keep Mitrovic. Win-win for both.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho snapped at a female reporter’s question after his team’s defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.The United gaffer could only watch in despair as his team were beaten 3-2 by Chris Hughton’s Brighton.First half goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross ensured that Brighton took all three points at the Amex Stadium to pile more pressure on Jose Mourinho.And the strain clearly got to him during a routine interview with beIN Sport reporter Carrie Brown after the full-time whistle.Mourinho gave short shrift to the first question put to him about how the game had gone, saying: “We made mistakes, and we were punished by the mistakes” according to Daily Mail.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Brown attempted to ask about the level of cohesiveness between his players, asking if it was a fair assessment to suggest the squad was struggling for communication and chemistry on the pitch.The United boss took issue with the question, answering back sarcastically: “You must be fantastic in your job to have the ability to speak about chemistry between players.”Despite the reaction she got from the United manager, Carrie decided to ask one final question, only for her to receive the same cold and short reply.Brown took to Twitter to deliver her own reaction to the bizarre footage, reposting the brief clip with a shrugging emoji.Mourinho has endured a not so positive start to the season and has criticized the club’s board for lack of transfer additions and the lack of senior players during preseason.
Napoli in-demand defender Kalidou Koulibaly has dropped a hint over his future amid Barcelona and Manchester United transfer talkEver since his arrival from Genk back in 2014, Koulibaly has imposed himself as one of the key figures in Napoli squad, having accumulated a total of 176 appearances for the Partenopei in all competitions.Known for his physical strength and his dominance in aerial duels, the 27-year-old Senegal international has established himself as one of the most reliable defenders in the Italian Serie A.His impressive performance at the Stadio San Paolo has drawn up the attention of several notable Europe clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United.In his recent interview with Il Corriere dello Sport, Koulibaly has explained his situation at Napoli, with Calciomercato being the one to transcribe his words.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“My caretaker keeps telling me: ‘You cry twice in Naples, when you arrive and when you leave.’ I always reply: ‘I didn’t cry when I arrived, but I will cry a lot the day that I will leave If I’ll ever leave.”“I am happy in Naples,” Koulibaly said.“Sometimes people speak badly, but they don’t know how it feels to leave here. If you don’t live here, you can’t understand.”Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has recently extended Koulibaly’s contract until 2023 and would hardly accept to sell him unless a stratospheric offer was to arrive at his desk.
Australia captain Mark Milligan has praised Martin Boyle following the striker’s international debut.Milligan and Boyle both play their club football with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs and the former was impressed with the way the latter handled his first appearance in an Australian shirt.“I think Martin’s a wonderful player and I think he did show his qualities when he came on,” he said, according to official Socceroos website.“He loves getting at goal as we mentioned beforehand and he had a big hand in the equaliser in the end.”Australia’s golden generation might be coming to an end Manuel R. Medina – January 27, 2019 Mark Milligan is considering retiring and if he does, he will be the last remaining 2006 FIFA World Cup player for Australia to call…“Your debut is always a very nerve-wracking time and I think he came on and he did very well.”“I look forward to see what he does offer going forward.”Meanwhile, Milligan also revealed a mixture of the Socceroos’ fighting spirit and their new-look attacking style should really encourage Australian fans.“I think you couple that [spirit] with the things that we’ve been working on, which we’ve still got some time to fine tune and I think we’ll be very dangerous at the Asian Cup,” he added.
Anthony Martial believes team-mate Paul Pogba is capable of leading Manchester United to greatness and gave his account of life under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Pogba has been in sensational form since Solskjaer was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement in December with an impressive tally of six goals and five assists in nine games.This form has helped elevate United firmly back into the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League as well as a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they will take on Chelsea on February 18.Now Martial, who has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at United, is tipping Pogba to spur the Red Devils to glory.“We all know what quality Paul possesses – Paul is Paul,” The French forward told Sky Sports.“Now he has got this freedom to play with, I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba play and let’s hope it continues.“He is a leader, he talks more in the dressing room than he does on the field to be fair. Technically and with the spoken word, he is a leader in both senses. I hope he can continue to lead us to great things.“I don’t think we are very far off the top four now so it is just a case of keeping going, winning as many games as we can so we can ensure a place in those Champions League spots at the end of the season.“Any footballer would say the same thing, [my goal is] to win as many titles and trophies as possible, as much silverware as possible and it is also really important to keep developing, progressing and improving as a player over the years.“I’d describe the period [since Martial has been at United] as really enriching for me as a person and a footballer. They have been good years, I’ve learnt a lot and I hope that I can continue to push on in the next few years as well.“The fans and I have had quite a special relationship from my first season and fortunately, it has continued to last until now. I hope it continues into the future and let’s hope that together, we can win trophies and silverware.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United embraces Anthony Martial of Manchester United as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Solskjaer has won many plaudits in his brief time in charge at Old Trafford with a record nine wins and one draw in his opening 10 games.And, like Pogba among many others, Martial has also benefitted greatly since the United legend returned.The 23-year-old added: “He [Solskjaer] is a coach with great values. I think he knows how to get the best out of players and he makes things clear so when we go out onto the field, we all know our jobs and we all know what we’ve got to do.“He’s given me lots of advice. It’s always positive to get advice from a top player in his own right, but sometimes, when you’re out on the field, it comes down to what comes naturally to you and you do what you’ve always known how to do in terms of finishing.“We have a laugh among ourselves quite often because I think finishing is something that comes naturally to me. I’ve played since I was a young kid, I’ve always been a footballer and a striker from that early age.“The thing we laugh about is that I miss quite a few in training, whereas in a match, I may only get one chance and I manage to convert it.”Martial has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions this season for United.Ice cold, black gloves… you know the rest 😉Watch @AnthonyMartial SMASH the #MUFC buzz-wire challenge — that smile at the end 😍 pic.twitter.com/HhHTr9F2J7— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019
Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Related Items:Anglican Diocese of Guyana, death, Right Reverend Cornell Moss Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp(via the Bahamas Information Services) Nassau, The Bahamas – I am deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of the Right Reverend Cornell Moss in a Miami hospital on Saturday, 30th May 2015Bahamians fondly remember the Venerable Cornell Jerome Moss who served the Anglican Diocese in The Bahamas with distinction, rising to the post of Archdeacon of Nassau and the Bahamas. Later, he was selected a Bishop by the House of Bishops of the Province of the West Indies when they met in conference from August 25-27 in 2009, succeeding the Right Rev. Randolph George who retired on December 31, 2008.He presided over the Anglican Diocese of Guyana and Suriname until his death.In addition to the great pride I as a Bahamian took in his role as a Bishop serving in Guyana, I appreciated his friendship and support for the progressive movement and cause and in supporting the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.I extend heartfelt condolences to his wife, his mother and the extended Anglican family both at home and abroad, especially in Guyana and the Ascension Anglican Parish in Freeport, Grand Bahama.May his soul rest in peace. No medical report yet in Capron death Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 8, 2016 – Brexit continues to spawn headlines and in its overseas territories, Premier Rufus Ewing recently explained there is concern. The TCI is actually planning to seek greater linkage with CARICOM for regional support and at the upcoming Joint Ministerial Council or JMC which will be hosted by the TCI later this month, the country’s leader said talks will get serious about the impact of the British vote to eventually leave the European Union. “We have invited and he has accepted, this is the Secretary General, the Ambassador of CARICOM, because we, the OT’s need to have the discussion with CARICOM, as to what is in it for us, and how best CARICOM can represent us as overseas territories in this jurisdiction here in the Caribbean region.”The decision by 52% of the voters could mean a change in how British citizens, which includes many Turks and Caicos Islanders, move about Europe. “Turks and Caicos is affected in the manner that right now, as a BOTC citizen, using the Turks and Caicos passport, the BOTC passport, we have visa free travel into the Schengen region, as part of the EU block. And we also have free access for those persons who are British citizens with the British passport through the European region, but those will be affected or may be affected depending on what is negotiated going forth in the future.”The matter was also addressed in the House of Assembly today by the Premier who said our GDP disqualifies us anyway from receiving significant financial handouts by the EU.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 23, 2016 – Just before noon, Premier comments on latest brazen crime spree and reports of a Haiti prison break now in wide circulation. The Premier calls for Zero Tolerance Approach to Crime.“This morning I was informed of an armed robbery which took place last night which culminated in a shoot out with the police and the shooting of a Turks and Caicos Islander by the escaped robbers who attempted to escape in the vehicle of the victim.”“I convened a meeting this morning with the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of Police to discuss this most recent incident and the state of crime in the Turks and Caicos. During the 1 hour long meeting the Commissioner of Police updated me on several previous incidents including the most recent and what is being done by the police force.”“I impressed upon the Commissioner that a zero tolerance approach to crime has to be taken and criminals flushed out and brought to justice. We also discussed the recent jail break in Haiti and the need for the police force and Immigration to be placed on high alert. I will make a statement on the other concerns and actions as it relates to crime in my address to the nation tomorrow in a press conference.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Photo credit: Norman Grindley Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 25, 2016 – Government is moving to safeguard Jamaica’s food security against the impact of climate change through the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) drip irrigation project. Agricultural Specialist with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), which implements REDI, Vincent Thompson, tells JIS News that the project is an “aggressive approach” to minimizing the debilitating effects of climate change on agriculture.Mr. Thompson says despite Jamaica not experiencing extreme drought conditions this year, as prevailed in 2015 resulting in hiked food prices due to reduced outputs, the Government is endeavoring to be proactive in safeguarding the nation’s food supply. This, he adds, due to the unpredictable nature of climate change. Mr. Thompson reports that phases one and two of the project, undertaken in 2014 and 2015, respectively, have positively impacted nearly 1,160 farmers in 13 communities in St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Trelawny, Manchester and South St. Elizabeth.The farmers were provided with irrigation lines, drip kits, 1,000-gallon water storage tanks and harvesting implements. They were also exposed to innovative farming techniques, food safety practices, business management, record keeping and marketing strategies. The beneficiaries, who are members of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) Limited Water Users Association, were provided with water from NIC pumping stations, such as the facility in New Forest, Manchester, and guided on efficient irrigation methodologies.Phase three will benefit 690 farmers in the South St. Elizabeth communities of Tryall, Red Bank, Ballards Valley, Essex Valley, Flagaman and Top Hill, where the fustigation technique was introduced to increase outputs. Fertigation is the injection of fertilizers, soil additives and other water-soluble inputs into an irrigation system. This is then applied directly to the plant root for optimal delivery of nutrients.“The farmers used to apply the fertilizer on the surface of the soil which, often, the nitrogenic factor in the fertilizer is volatilized by sunlight. Now, they are able to apply liquid fertilizer through the drip lines. So now they can reduce the cost of production, because they are better able to utilize fertilizers using fertigation,” he further states.Drip irrigation, Mr. Thompson contends, has significantly increased crop yields where utilized. “We have found that, overall, our farmers in South St. Elizabeth (in particular) have been able to achieve up to (a) 60 per cent increase,” he says. “With climate change, no one can predict when we are going to have drought, heavy rainfall or flooding. By providing the farmers with drip irrigation equipment during the dry season, they are better able to plan their production so we don’t have any shortages. (As a result) we (hope to) have a consistent supply of produce (from here, onwards),” he adds.Among the crops grown in St. Elizabeth are tomato, sweet pepper, scallion, thyme, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon, as well as pumpkin, hot pepper, broccoli and cauliflower. Mr. Thompson points out that a key advantage of drip irrigation is that farmers now have greater control of production. “We can mitigate the effects of climate change, especially when we are going through a dry spell. We are actually changing the way in which farmers (cultivate),” he says.The drip irrigation project is also being carried out in the agro park communities of Colbeck, St. Catherine; Plantain Garden River, St. Thomas; and Braco, Trelawny, as part of the Government’s Onion Production Project targeting produce for the domestic market.The REDI project is being implemented with World Bank funding support totaling US$15 million, with additional financing of US$2.5 million from the Government and through community contributions. The project, which started in 2010 and ends in July 2017, aims to improve market access for micro and small-scale rural agricultural producers, as well as tourism product and service providers, through grants to support infrastructural development. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Related Items:#cornedbeefbannedBahamas, #healthriskBraziliancornedbeef, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 22, 2017 – Nassau – Not all stores eager to comply with taking corned beef off their shelves. Supermarkets say notice on the Brazilian meat ban was startling as they did not receive information right away despite announcement by the Ministry and Minister of Agriculture.Food stores interviewed said they trust their sources for the products and that they have never before had a problem. Corned beef is a major staple in the Bahamian pantry, therefore a big seller. One owner said the issue with the Brazilian supplier, where tainted beef and poultry were found to be exported after a police investigation into government corruption, underscores the need for The Bahamas to be better at feeding itself.#MagneticMediaNews#cornedbeefbannedBahamas#healthriskBraziliancornedbeef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Medgar Evers College, university of trinidad & tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe University of Trinidad & Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medgar Evers College of New York to establish the USA-Caribbean International Education Consortium (UCIEC).The UCIEC is a partnership between three Caribbean universities and Medgar Evers. The other Caribbean universities included are the University of Guyana and EGC Martinique Business School. The MOU was signed in Port of Spain last Wednesday.According to T&T Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, the consortium seeks to promote and foster academic collaborations addressing the economic and social challenges of developing countries and historically disadvantaged peoples. Garcia added that officials are working toward have more Caribbean institutions join UCIEC in the near future.#MagneticMediaNews#USACaribbeanInternationalEducationConsortium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Despite the challenges and setbacks faced by the TCI, as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the commitment to the development of persons through UK higher education remains steadfast and strong. Hence, the Governor’s Office is extremely pleased to announce that Ms. Jasmine Parker, the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Education has been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2017/18 academic year.Ms. Parker will be studying a one (1) year Master’s degree in Child Youth and International Development at Birkbeck, University of London in the UK starting October 2017. Chevening Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding individuals with leadership potential who wish to contribute to the development of the Turks & Caicos Islands.Ms. Parker is currently the Director of Youth Affairs, responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the three year strategic plan and National Youth Policies. In addition, she has responsibility for developing annual national operational plan and forecasting financial allocations.Further, in her role, Ms. Parker is mandated to promote youth mainstreaming and participation in youth development, democracy, governance at local and national levels, and active citizenship to advance the involvement of youth in the decision making process in the Turks and Caicos Islands.The Applications season for this year’s 2017/18 scholarship is still open until 7th November 2017 and we encourage all eligible persons to apply.IN ORDER TO SUMBIT AN ELIGIBLE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:Be a Citizen of TCI, and return to TCI for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship.Have completed an undergraduate degreeHave at least two years work experienceBe able to receive an unconditional offer from a UK universityChevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from TCI, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject’s areas are available atwww.chevening.org/applyFor more Information Contact the Chevening Officer- Mr Neville Misick or Damian WilsonEmail: Neville.email@example.com / Ddwilson@gov.tcTelephone: +1649 -916-2308/9Applications open 7th August 2017 – 07 November 201711
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson continues to welcome many regional and international partners who are offering assistance and support in the country’s Recovery efforts.“The level of assistance being offered is unprecedented and we are grateful that in this climate where many countries around the world are affected by recent disasters, our country is being considered favorably in our early framing days of our recovery strategy. We have a few more critical assessments to complete and we are pleased that the various offers of assistance can be factored in for consideration in our Strategic Recovery Framework”, said Premier Robinson. “People are eager to learn what if anything the Government is able to do in terms of housing repairs, business support and rebuilding. We are closer to that date and we are pleased with the critical work done thus far.”“Last week I was pleased to welcome the DFID/FCO Reconstruction Team which comprised of critical skills and posts. The Team led by Chris Austin, Barbados based head of the UK Joint Task Force in the region comprised of David Barlow, Consultant on Emergency Planning; Alex Stevens, Head of OT Governance Team, DFID; John Bowker, Infrastructure Advisor, DFID; David Woolnough and Miriam Sachak, head of Economic and Financial team, DFID, FCO.”“The Team was able to meet with the Governor, myself, Ministers, Senior Public Service Management and critical Department Heads. I was pleased with the dialogue and was satisfied with the initial feedback received in the Debriefing at the end of the Visit. The Team will report to the UK Ministerial Group and formal dialogue will follow on our country’s needs and the UK’s commitments.”“I was likewise delighted to receive a courtesy call from a Bahamian Delegation led by the Hon Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Opposition and which included Member of Parliament, Hon Paiswell Forbes and Senator the Hon Jobeth Coleby Davis.“This week, I welcomed Caribbean representative, Diane Quarless for UN ECLAC. At my invitation, a full delegation will travel to TCI the first week of November to continue the critical damage and Loss Assessment Report. The work of UN ECLAC is critical in assessing our economic loss and recommendations for recovery efforts.”Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#GRANDTURK, Turks and Caicos Islands – November 3, 2017 – Five cruise ships are scheduled to dock at the Grand Turk Cruise Center next week and on November 1, as announced by Tourism Officials, the site welcomed back its first ship since the September hurricanes.Carnival Ecstasy, stopping in on Wednesday on a seven day voyage from Charleston spent eight hours in the Capital and welcomed aboard the Governor and Tourist Board officials. Carnival said on its blog that, “The festivities included a shipboard reception with the Carnival Ecstasy’s officers, executives from Carnival Corporation and port and TCI government officials. During the Carnival Ecstasy’s day-long stop in Grand Turk, guests enjoyed the port’s wide range of amenities, including unique shopping and dining experiences and an on-site pool, as well as a variety of shore excursion experiences.”Some of the those experiences included zip lining at the Lighthouse.Minister of Infrastructure Goldray Ewing explained that government and Carnival were pulling out all of the stops when it came to ensuring the island was cleaned up from debris and ready to receive this first cruise ship guests, a significant sign of a return to life as usual for the country’s Capital. A photo shared with Magnetic Media by Tourism Minister, Ralph Higgs showed guests lounging on the beach and other photos featured the crew and captain enjoying the docking, and making a presentation to Governor, Dr. John Freeman. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, December 20, 2017 – Washington, DC – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield and Mrs. Deidre Henfield on Friday, December 15, 2017 visited and toured the Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Consular Annex in Washington, DC, with Ambassador, His Excellency Sidney Collie & Consul General, Mr. Theo Neilly.The visit preceded a Reception the next evening for Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas residing in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)
For former defender Beppe Bergomi, “the way to stop Gonzalo Higuain and Milan is by neutralizing Suso” in the Derby Della MadonninaInternazionale Milan and AC Milan will face off in the Derby Della Madonnina this Sunday at San Siro Stadium.And for former defender Beppe Bergormi, there is only one way to stop AC Milan.“The two players who I think are fired up in the right way to decide the derby are Lautaro Martinez and Patrick Cutrone, as they can also come off the bench with a sense of recklessness and shake things up,” Bergomi was quoted by Football Italia.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“There’s a lot of quality, but we saw in last season’s 0-0 that it doesn’t necessarily mean goals. Inter have the wide men and Radja Nainggolan who can slip in, while Milan can count on Suso, Higuain and their aggressive midfielders pushing forward.”“We can ask Icardi for more, to be a leader on the pitch and work harder for the team, but must ultimately concentrate on his extraordinary knack for finishing chances in the box,” he added.“The way to stop Higuain and Milan is by neutralizing Suso. Higuain lunges at every loose ball and has a good shot from distance too. I think Milan Skriniar is the one who can mark him, as he’s so good in one-on-one situations. He fires up the crowd with his tackles, too.”
Barcelona great Andres Iniesta hailed N’Golo Kante as the centrepiece of the Chelsea and France squadsThe 27-year-old has established himself as one of Europe’s finest midfielders over recent seasons and had been linked with a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain.Kante is regarded as a dynamic and hard-working player, who’s energy and excellent ball-winning skills make him an excellent box-to-box midfielder.The Frenchman’s impressive performances have even left the likes of a renown midfield maestro like Iniesta wishing he could have played with him.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“He’s a player I’d like to have had in my team for many years,” Iniesta told RMC Sport.“He’s not going to come to Japan, but he’s definitely a player I love because of the work he does on the field and the confidence he has in his game.“His mastery makes him the centrepiece of Chelsea and the France national team.”Iniesta now plays for J-League side Vissel Kobe.
Martin Keown has expressed his love for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira by creating a new word for the North London club.Lucas Torreira scored his first goal for Arsenal in the 4-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and he wasted no time in doubling his tally.The Uruguay international scored the only goal of the game to end Huddersfield’s stubborn resistance, as Arsenal secured a 1-0 home win over the Terriers.Torreira was not brought in for his goalscoring ability but for is ability to add steel and hardness to the clubs midfield, something they have been lacking in recent years.The former Sampdoria man has come up with two important goals for Arsenal and not only is he a fan’s favourite, he appears to be adored by former players as well.Keown reveals Arsene Wenger’s biggest mistake at Arsenal Andrew Smyth – August 23, 2019 Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Arsene Wenger’s biggest mistake at the club was trying too hard to emulate Barcelona.Former Gunners defender Martin Keown “loves” him so much that he invented a new word for him on Saturday night.Keown said, according to Football. London: “This little man Torreira, I absolutely love him.”“He runs the midfield, he’s been outstanding and look at him now, scoring important goals for Arsenal, building that Arsenalisation, it’s a new beginning here.”“Arsenal found a way to win.”
Jordan Veretout’s agent claims Napoli are keen on signing his client from Fiorentina in the summer transfer windowVeretout, 25, has been one of Viola’s star men this season with three goals and an assist, having scored eight in Serie A last season.There is plenty of interest in the French midfielder, but he won’t be moving on next month.“I won’t even talk about the transfer market when it comes to him,” Mario Giuffredi told Football Italia via Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He’ll stay at Fiorentina, then in the summer, we’ll see. I think he’s destined for a career at the highest level, but January isn’t the right time for him to move.“He wants to finish the season in Florence, as does [Cristiano] Biraghi. Veretout is liked by Napoli and many other teams, but it’s pointless talking about the transfer market for these lads.”