Hughton to probe Hoolahan comments

first_img “I reacted and I shouldn’t have. The fans are a great set. It was heat of the moment,” said Snodgrass, who almost won the game late on when a close-range header was saved by Tim Krul. “I put so much heart and determination into everything I do, because I care. “When it does not go right there is no-one really more disappointed than myself. I don’t think straight for days on end. “The fans were singing my name at the end and I went straight over to apologise at that section of the ground. “It is one of those things and you draw a line under it. “I am the same as the fans – I have the same drive and determination to do well for this club and I love being at this club. “You take the good with the bad and we move forwards as a club because we need this support more than anything because they are the 12th man.” Snodgrass rejected suggestions he was agitating for a £6million move to Celtic. “If I wanted to go to Celtic, then you would not see passion like that on the football park – no chance,” the former Leeds winger said. “I am doing everything I possibly can and I will continue to do that for this football club – that is why I am showing all this passion and desire.” Hughton hopes former Everton defender Yobo will provide needed cover for injured centre-half Michael Turner. “Joseph knows this division very well and has great experience, so let’s hope that one can be completed,” said Hughton, who also brought in midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on loan from Newcastle earlier this month. Norwich, meanwhile, have appealed the red card shown to midfielder Bradley Johnson for a clash with Newcastle striker Loic Remy, which if overturned would make him available for Saturday’s trip to bottom club Cardiff. Norwich manager Chris Hughton will investigate reports wantaway midfielder Wes Hoolahan made derogatory remarks about the Norfolk club ahead of a media conference on Thursday afternoon. Press Association Hoolahan’s transfer request has been rejected after a bid by Aston Villa, managed by former Canaries boss Paul Lambert, was turned down. The Republic of Ireland international is understood to have been involved in a brief off-air exchange with a television reporter, witnessed by her cameraman, in a separate area of the club’s Colney training complex where they were preparing for a different interview, during which Hoolahan allegedly used expletives to describe his current employers. Hughton was unaware of the incident when he later attended the scheduled media briefing, but intended to look into what happened before deciding on any disciplinary action. “What you are telling me is news to me. It is not something I am aware of and is something I will have to investigate,” said Hughton, who is looking to sign Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo on loan from Turkish club Fenerbahce. “What I have always been able to do is front the media on something I have knowledge of and can speak of in an appropriate and correct way.” Hughton added: “We know it is an unsettling time for players in that situation (out of the team), but it won’t be the first or the last time you have to deal with situations like that, and it is my responsibility as the manager (to do so). “There are always going to be procedures you have at the club, whether a player wants to go or whether the club want to keep that particular player. “At this moment, Wes is very much a Norwich player ” Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass had earlier addressed the press, partly at his own request, to issue a public apology for an outburst against some home supporters in Tuesday night’s ill-tempered goalless draw against Newcastle. The Scotland international was involved in a heated exchange with a section of the City Stand towards the end of what had been a frustrating first half for the home team, when his poor delivery from a corner was headed away at the near post. last_img read more

Pardew issues appeal to Palace fans

first_img Pardew wrote an open letter earlier this week urging the Palace faithful to “leave the sofa for this one” and the club lifted restrictions on how many tickets fans can buy for the televised fixture. The game costs Palace supporters £44 for adults and £25 for concessions – prices Pardew admits are too high. “We wanted to highlight the fact we hadn’t sold all the tickets and the fact they’re expensive and that I understand that,” Pardew said. “I wish they were cheaper and I was asking the fans, if they can possibly afford it, to try to come along because it’s a big afternoon for us. “It’s an agenda that we as a club are focusing on – that away fans should get a better rate to make it easier. “With all the finance coming into the game, it’s something that has to be looked at by the Premier League and by Premier League chairmen. “These messages start with your fans. I’m just echoing my personal opinion with what our fans want and what fans up and down the country want. “They want to follow their team, in a place where they have a good view of the game, and at a decent price that makes it viable to be able to travel.” After a blistering start under Pardew, Palace have endured a dip in form of late, having failed to win any of their last three matches. The Eagles, who are 13th in the table, are boosted this weekend by the return of captain Mile Jedinak, who is back in full training after returning from the Asian Cup with a sore ankle. Press Association “Mile is available but we’ve had some really outstanding performances in that midfield area so there’s a bit of competition in there,” Pardew said. “Nobody has a given right to play but he’s important in terms of his captaincy and his presence. “It’s a big game, both teams need a win in the short-term so both teams will be very focused on victory.” Palace are struggling up front, however, with Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh all out this weekend with hamstring injuries. Pardew is hopeful Sanogo and Chamakh may return for the home game against QPR on March 14, but Campbell is likely to be out for five to six weeks. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew admits he understands why Eagles fans are reluctant to attend Saturday’s match at West Ham, insisting the club are determined to reduce prices for travelling supporters.last_img read more

Paddy Power & Chime Sports seek ‘No Nonsense’ Russia 2018

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 The first weekend of World Cup Russia 2018, saw Paddy Power launch its first TV advertising campaign under the guidance of new creative agency Chime Sports.The Irish bookmaker debuted the first TV advert of its new campaign series ‘Paddy Power – Enough of the Nonsense’, competing for brand coverage during a saturated Russia 2018 opening weekend.“While VAR is sorting out the decisions on the pitch, Paddy Power is here to help sort out differences off the pitch; putting the world to rights one video replay at a time.” details Paddy Power on the launch of the campaign.Entering 2018, Paddy Power marketing announced that it had undertaken a ‘creative switch’, ending its long-term partnership with Lucky Generals for Chime Group Communications’ sports marketing agency Chime Sports.Presenting Paddy Power Betfair 2017 results, new Group Chief Executive Peter Jackson, outlined his initial leadership goal of ‘returning Paddy Power back to growth’.Outlining strategic priorities, Jackson stated that Paddy Power would significantly increase its marketing spend, stating that the legacy bookmaker’s marketing coverage had been below the ‘level needed to operate as a mass market brand’.Michelle Spillane – Paddy PowerLeading Jackson’s new vision, Paddy Power has restructured its marketing division. In Q1 2018, the bookmaker confirmed that appointment of former RTE Media executive Michelle Spillane as new Marketing & Brand Director.Spillane has been tasked with building Paddy Power’s new brand proposition within the saturated UK and Irish betting markets.Working alongside Chime Sports, can the Paddy Power brand make its statement on Russia 2018, a unique period in which all UK bookmakers are refreshing their advertising campaigns…last_img read more

Local band rocks on for third year of veteran benefit concerts

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Rock out with the band Lemon Frog this weekend as they look to raise money and goods for Veterans in need.This is the third year the band has put on a few benefit concerts in honor of veterans. They will perform at Chief’s Bar & Grill and Joe’s Bar & Grill in Alpena to raise money for a local Veteran and his family who are homeless.Donations of clothing, household items, basic necessities, and everything in between are also being accepted at performances. Those non-monetary donations will head down to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Clinic in Saginaw with the band where they will perform a free show for the Veterans.“We’ve played for some other organizations and stuff like that, and we just didn’t really see the return that we thought the guys would see,” said Drummer Steve Obuch. “We wanted to try something out on our own, and I’m a Veteran myself, so it’s something close to me, so we started our own Lemon Frog Nations Relief, and it’s been doing really well. ”The band will play a performance Friday night at Chief’s Bar & Grill in Alpena from 9:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. They will then perform at Joe’s Bar & Grill on Saturday at the same time. The veteran will be presented the money on Sunday afternoon at Joe’s. Lemon Frog heads down to the Saginaw VA the next week.For more on the band, visit Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Bar, Chiefs, Concert, Drums, Homeless Veterans, Lemon Frog, Rock, Saginaw VA, veteransContinue ReadingPrevious Project Connect provides a number of necessities for communityNext Field Trip Friday – Hiking at Duck Parklast_img read more

Lamptey and Salifu will make referees shortlist for 2015 AFCON- Wellington

first_imgCAF and FIFA referee’s instructor, Joseph Wellington has told JOY Sports, he expects Ghanaian referees who get the opportunity to officiate at the 2015 Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea to demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Joseph Wellington, who is now the Vice Chairman of the Referees Appointment Committee, is optimistic the Ghanaian duo of Malik Seidu Salifu from Tamale and Joseph Lamptey will pass the test and be worthy ambassadors at the 2015 Nations Cup”At least there will be a representation at Equatorial Guinea. I believe Joseph Lamptey and Malik Seidu Salifu will be there. They have done  a lot, the  most recent one was the Algeria -Mali game in Mali, it was a  very good game as well as Burkina Faso -Gabon qualifiers in Gabon. So based on the performances they have exhibited I believe that CAF will deem it wise to send them to the AFCON 2015″Ref Wellington confidently told JOY Sports.The Confederations of African Football- organizers of the Cup of Nations have already sent out invitations letters to selected referees to report in Bata by January 7 2015 where they will be expected to take undergo a fitness test scheduled for January 9, followed by the refresher course for those who will scale the fitness hurdle. In line with this, Nigeria’s foremost referee Peter Edibi has been invited to officiate during the 30th Orange Africa Cup of Nations taking place between January 17 to February 8 in Equatorial Guinea.last_img read more

Seahawks schedule 2020: Dates & times for all 16 games, strength of schedule, final record prediction

first_imgNFL OFFSEASON 2020:Draft grades | Power rankings | Best free agents availableThe Seahawks remain strong offensively and true to their run-heavy, throw-downfield identity around Wilson. Defensively, they put together a sound secondary to recover from “The Legion of Boom” breakup, but they have been weakened in the front-four pass rush.Will Seattle win enough again to at least return to the playoffs and vie for its first division title since 2016?Here is a complete breakdown of the Seahawks’ 2020 schedule, including dates, start times and analysis for all 16 games.Seattle Seahawks schedule 2020Here is the complete Seattle Seahawks schedule for the 2020 NFL season:WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV1Sept. 13at Falcons1 p.m. ETFox2Sept. 20vs. Patriots (SNF)8:20 p.m. ETNBC3Sept. 27vs. Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETFox4Oct. 4at Dolphins1 p.m. ETFox5Oct. 11vs. Vikings (SNF)8:20 p.m. ETNBC6BYE———7Oct. 25at Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFox8Nov. 1vs. 49ers4:25 p.m. ETFox9Nov. 8at Bills1 p.m. ETFox10Nov. 15at Rams4:25 p.m. ETFox11Nov. 19vs. Cardinals (TNF)8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLN/Amazon12Nov. 30at Eagles (MNF)8:15 p.m. ETESPN13Dec. 6vs. Giants1:05 p.m. ETFox14Dec. 13vs. Jets1:05 p.m. ETCBS15Dec. 20at Redskins1 p.m. ETFox16Dec. 27vs. Rams4:05 p.m. ETCBS17Jan. 3at 49ers4:25 p.m. ETFox(For Canadian viewers, each game can be streamed on DAZN.)The Seahawks and 49ers once again should battle to decide the division. The Rams are bound to fade a little, and the Cardinals can take a few steps forward, but the marquee matchup atop the NFC West that ruled the early part of the decade is back to be one of the league’s most compelling, must-see series.Once again, elsewhere in the NFC, the Seahawks have big dates with the Cowboys and Vikings, both at home. When they’re not in division play on the road, they have all five games in the Eastern time zone.Drawing the NFC East and AFC East beyond their own division is an interesting combination. The Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl 49 rematch isn’t quite the same without Tom Brady, Marshawn Lynch and Malcolm Butler, but it’s still a great matchup of wily old coaches Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick.MORE: Strength of schedule for all 32 teams in 2020Seahawks’ strength of scheduleBased on the combined 2019 record of its 2020 opponents (129-125-2), the Seahawks are tied with the Bears for the 13th toughest schedule. That makes sense, counting the NFC-champion 49ers twice and getting the Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings, Patriots and Bills outside the division.The Seahawks face five fellow returning playoff teams in all. When projecting how tough their upcoming slate really is, the difficulty remains about the same, with an equal amount of teams they play being either better or worse.Toughest tests: The Seahawks know both 49ers games will be tough. The Cardinals and Rams also have made things harder on the Seahawks of late.When they get out of the division, the Seahawks’ hardest games are against the Bills and Eagles (a playoff rematch) on the road. The Falcons also present a trap game. There’s a little room between the Cowboys and Vikings games, but those matchups figure to be fourth-quarter battles with a lot of points being scored in Seattle.Biggest breaks: The Seahawks might need to play at least part of season without their loud home crowd, but Seattle is still a tough road trip for opponents. The Seahawks will be favored there against the Cardinals and Rams, but there’s no doubt the two New York games at CenturyLink Field are the easiest. The Patriots, traveling a long way without Brady, come in third easiest.The Seahawks tend to be a strong far-away team with Carroll, always well prepared for East Coast starts. To that end, they get a couple favorable spots with the Dolphins in Miami and the Redskins in Washington. The Seahawks have never had a losing season in Russell Wilson’s eight years as their starting quarterback. They have missed the playoffs only once with him and are trying to make it three consecutive postseason trips when they get a chance to navigate their 2020 schedule.That schedule has officially arrived, putting dates and times with all of Seattle’s slated matchups this season. The Seahawks will be looking to build on an 11-5 last season that saw them fall just short in the NFC West race, giving them the conference’s top wild-card berth. Bottom line: The Seahawks will be in every game because of Wilson. They will still run the ball effectively and work to play complementary defense. They will play with a lot of energy and fight under Carroll, leading to their usual run of close games.Are they capable of making the transition from one-possession masters to consistently controlling opponents like they did in Wilson’s early years? It’s unlikely, given the division is tough and they have some new defensive concerns. Expect another winning season, but a finish that is still more wild-card worthy in a loaded conference.Record prediction: 10-6last_img read more

T&T Red Force again

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force retained their Regional Super50 title after brushing aside Barbados Pride by 72 runs in the final at Queen’s Park Oval last night.The reigning champions piled up 270 for seven before producing a clinical bowling performance to bundle out Pride for a disappointing 198 off 42.5 overs.They reduced Pride to 31 for four in the 10th over, a situation the visitors failed to recover from despite a top score of 50 from West Indies batsman Shai Hope and an attacking 46 from all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.FLICKER OF HOPEThe pair put on 59 for the seventh wicket to give Pride a flicker of hope, but once they were separated, another three wickets fell for ten runs as Red Force reasserted control.Tail-enders Sulieman Benn and Jomel Warrican frustrated Red Force, however, adding a breezy 49 for the last wicket.Benn struck a run-a-ball 27 not out while Warrican made 24 from 31 deliveries before he missed a heave at seamer Rayad Emrit and was bowled, sparking celebrations among the Red Force faithful.Emrit was the best bowler with three for 46, while off-spinner Jon-Russ Jagessar (2-30), fast bowler Marlon Richards (2-38) and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-55) all finished with two wickets each.Earlier, stylish left-hander Darren Bravo agonisingly missed out on three figures as Red Force prospered after being sent in.Bravo made 97 while opener Kyle Hope stroked 34, captain Jason Mohammed, 31, and Denesh Ramdin 26.Bravo’s knock, his third half-century in as many innings in the tournament, was laced with eight fours and two sixes and came from 104 balls.Carlos Brathwaite took two for 54 with his medium pace.last_img read more

H View hold advantage in race for fourth spot

first_img – 8:40 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Portmore United – Montego Bay Sports Complex Today’s Games – 3:30 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Harbour View – Barbican Stadium – 3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Tivoli Gardens – Frome Complex – 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centre – 3:30 p.m.: Rivoli United FC vs Cavalier – Prison Oval – 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona POINTS STANDING Former champions Harbour View will go into today’s set of matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the advantage as the battle for the fourth place continues. The stars of the East, as Harbour View are dubbed, currently occupy the fourth spot on 39 points, the same as UWI FC, but with a superior goal difference. What gives them the edge today is the match-up. While Harbour View will play away to the inconsistent Boys Town, UWI FC will host defending champions and the team occupying second spot, Arnett Gardens. Of the opposing teams, Boys’ Town are the easier of the two while only a brave person would bet against Arnett Gardens defeating UWI FC. Arnett Gardens are filled with ammunition and with the likes of the in-form Michaelous Martin, their leading scorer Kemal Malcolm, Leon Strickland and Newton Sterling. Any of those forwards can provide the goods on the day. With UWI FC’s slow defensive unit and Deno Schaffe being out, it will take a major effort to keep Arnett Gardens off the score sheet. UWI FC are also capable of finding the back of the net through Girvon Brown, Anthony, Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Since his return to the island from the USA, Brian Brown has been in good goal-scoring form and is expected to lead the Harbour View attack against Boys’ Town. Tomorrow’s game: P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay U 29 15 11 3 47 17 30 56 Arnett 29 16 6 7 44 22 22 54 Portmore 29 16 6 7 36 24 12 54 H View 29 9 12 8 34 29 5 39 UWI 29 10 9 10 33 39 -6 39 H Lion 29 9 11 9 23 27 -4 38 Boys’ T 29 9 8 12 33 44 -11 35 Tivoli 29 9 6 14 31 37 -6 33 Cavalier 29 8 9 12 23 29 -6 33 Reno 29 7 11 11 28 45 -17 32 W’house 29 6 10 13 26 35 -9 28 Rivoli 29 6 9 14 31 41 -11 27last_img read more

Fire at Rosenau & Unified Valve out

first_imgBuild your own custom video playlist at embedr.comPhoto:  This is all that remains of the Rosenau Transport/Unified Valve building as of 5am Monday – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caPhoto:  This is one of the homes damaged by the fire in the Peace Country Trailer Park.  This home is less than 25 feet away from the building – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caPhoto:  This is the rear of the Rosenau Transport/Unified Valve building – Adam Reaburn/ – Advertisement -Firefighters have finished at the scene of a major fire on the eastern outskirts of Fort St. John, early this morning.It broke out just before 7.30 Sunday night, at Rosenau Transport and Unified Valve location on the Alaska Highway. The highway was closed for several hours, but as of 11 p.m. Sunday, had been re-opened in both directions.Fire Chief Fred Burrows confirmed the corrosive and potentially toxic materials burning in the warehouse, sent fireballs shooting up to 500 feet into the air. He described the scene as incredible… [asset|aid=1744|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=81db6d35601cea7a974e83211205dc91-Fred-1_3_Pub.mp3]The fire forced the evacuation of the Peace Country Trailer Park, and over 25 families checked-in at a reception area set up at the North Peace Arena.There are approximately 140 trailer homes in the park and BC Hydro cut power to the site, until about four a.m. Monday.  Home owners in the Peace Country Trailer Park have been allowed to return to their homes, although several trailers have been damaged.Advertisement The damage ranges from melted siding to smoke damage.  At this time there is no official estimate on the number of homes damaged.Fire crews were fighting hot spots until early Monday morning, and Chief Burrows says the Taylor Fire Department assisted in fighting the blaze, while the Charlie Lake Department handled Fort St. John calls during the fire-fighting period. Chief Burrows says there is no indication so far as to what caused the fire.  He has confirmed there were no injuries.This video shows all that remains of the Rosenau Transport and Unified Valve building and the damage done to a mobile home located directly behind the building.Advertisementlast_img read more