How Chelsea and Tottenham will line-up with Giroud and Lucas up front

first_imgJose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipzig TOTTENHAM and Chelsea face off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday both knowing the importance of their crunch clash in West London.The Blues go into the match sitting in fourth – just one point clear of their rivals.5 How Chelsea could line up against Spurs on Saturday5 How Jose Mourinho could line up his teamSpurs last had the opportunity to leapfrog Chelsea when the two met in the reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December.Jose Mourinho’s side flopped badly, however, with his former player Frank Lampard schooling him tactically.But with both sides now facing adversity in the form of extended injury lists, Lamps will be desperate to get another one over on his old boss.Willy Caballero will again get the nod between the sticks for the Blues, with Kepa Arrizabalaga clearly having not shown enough of a reaction over the winter break to being dropped to warrant a recall against Manchester United.As for Spurs, Hugo Lloris has looked a man reborn since returning from injury – with the Frenchman’s presence having made a huge difference for the Lilywhites.In defence, Lampard could revert to the back three that served his side so well in N17 back in December.But otherwise, with Andreas Christensen needing a protective mask after picking up a knock against United, Kurt Zouma could return to the starting XI to partner Antonio Rudiger.Azpilicueta will in that case continue at left-back over the hapless Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso – with Reece James on the right flank.5A third game in eight days upon his return from long-term injury may be a big ask for Ben Davies – but Mourinho is likely to deploy an unchanged back four.This means another outing for the Welshman, alongside Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier – with Japhet Tanganga and Jan Vertonghen on the bench.Chelsea will deploy a midfield trio with Jorginho at the base.And with N’Golo Kante again missing through injury, Jorginho will be flanked by Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount.Fans could see the long-awaited return of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has finally back from injury and is likely to be on the bench.As for Spurs, Harry Winks is a certainty – and could be partnered in a two-man midfield by the in-form Giovani Lo Celso… with Dele Alli deployed further forward.Tanguy Ndombele is fit, but not ready to play 90 minutes – but his compatriot Moussa Sissoko remains sidelined, despite having stepped up his rehabilitation outdoors this week.With Christian Pulisic still missing, and Callum Hudson-Odoi a doubt – veterans Willian and Pedro will take to the wings.That’s why he wasn’t available to start against Manchester United but the way he has worked this week, he is available to start. He just need to keep doing what he is doing.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard on Olivier GiroudAnd they could be flanking Olivier Giroud, with the Frenchman set to finally be handed a start by Lampard.Ahead of the crunch clash, the 41-year-old said: “He [Giroud] said himself, he needed a few weeks to get properly, properly fit. It was a difficult time.”That’s why he wasn’t available to start against Manchester United but the way he has worked this week, he is available to start. He just need to keep doing what he is doing.”5 Olivier Giroud had a goal disallowed on Monday night… but could get another chance against SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 Dele Alli will be a hoping for a better day than he had against RB LeipzigCredit: Getty Images – GettyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himTammy Abraham could feature from the bench though, with the young England man thought to be around 70 per cent fit.Tottenham newboy Steven Bergwijn will continue on the left for Mourinho, while Erik Lamela could be recalled to play on the right – although is unlikely to last the 90 minutes.Lucas Moura will yet again be forced to lead the line as a makeshift centre-forward in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.last_img read more

A Call To Action

first_imgThe temporary ban placed on Sande and Poro activities until otherwise ordered as reported in the June 27, 2019, edition of the Daily Observer, headlined “Traditional Chiefs, Elders Ban Poro, Sande Activities,” has claimed the attention of this newspaper.According to the story written by Daily Observer Nimba County correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, chiefs and elders from around the country, following discussions held during a two-day retreat in Ganta during the week, decided to place a temporary ban on the conduct of Poro and Sande activities around the country.With the exception of counties in the Southeast that include Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru and Sinoe, where the Poro and Sande societies do not exist but where there is the existence of traditional secret societies, the ban would apply to the rest of the country.According to the story, the placing of a temporary ban on Poro and Sande activities is due to reports of forced initiations and other infringements on the rights of non-members. But this is not the first report of incidences involving Poro and Sande adherents, who have been accused of infringing upon the rights of others.According to a December, 2015 United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) report, the Sande and Poro societies are the trusted custodians of “culture” in much of the country and have been present in the region, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire” and Liberia, for centuries.Further according to the report, these societies, though not considered to be religious institutions, have a spiritual dimension, although its adherents may also have ties to Islam or Christianity. They have a training regimen that prepares children to withstand the rigors of adulthood amongst which is the ability to withstand hardships and pain. The training regimen also includes the inculcation of values and skills that are conducive to communal harmony.The Sande is the secret female society, considered a counterpart to the Poro. It is important to underscore, however, that similar secret societies do exist in the Southeast. But unlike the Poro and Sande, circumcision (both male and female) is not considered a rite of passage.According to the 2013 Liberia Demographic and Health Survey by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), 49.8 percent of Liberians between the ages of 15 and 49 are members of the Poro and Sande, which suggests the need for a reexamination of the tenuous relations subsisting between the Liberian state and the Poro and Sande societies.Culturally, these institutions wield a lot of power and because of their role in passing on values and skills from one generation to the next, resolving disputes and establishing social norms, they are held in high esteem, according to the UNMIL report.However, reports of members of these institutions committing acts that infringe on the rights of others are not only disturbing, but suggest a pressing need for the state to address itself to the duality of our legal system and its corresponding failure to provide unfettered access to justice for all.Although abduction and forced initiation, including circumcision of minors and/or adults are all activities criminalized under our penal laws and are prohibited, the UNMIL December, 2015 report observes that while the domestic legal framework does prohibit such activities, including female genital cutting, these for the most part are not touched by the formal legal system largely because they are considered part and parcel of the country’s cultural traditions and heritage.The scrapping of that section of the proposed “Domestic Violence” Bill criminalizing female genital cutting suggests that victims of such practice do not stand to benefit from the protection of the law; that is, statutory law.It can be recalled that the passage of the Bill was stalled in 2016 largely out of concern that those legislators voting in its favor ran the risk of not being reelected by their largely rural constituencies. This probably explains why official government guidelines were framed in such a way as to imply prosecution of violators would only take place within the context or confines of the traditional justice system, because Zoes could only be tried under customary law.Whatever the case, the Daily Observer welcomes the decision by the Chiefs and Elders to place a temporary ban until such issues can be addressed. The ministries of Justice and Internal Affairs would need to engage the Judiciary as well as Traditional leaders, including Zoes and Elders, to find a nexus between Statutory and Customary law that will help enhance the achievement of the prime objective to grant access to justice for all and without favor or fear.The Temporary Ban on Poro and Sande Activities should be seen for what it is — a CALL to ACTION!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jay Hill unedited speech and scrum

first_imgAs the polls came in on Tuesday night Jay Hill was re-elected in the Prince George-Peace River riding for the 6th straight year. This is Jay Hill’s speech following his re-election: [asset|aid=444|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c31ff9bd6d0e2389f8b75fb098bfbd0a-Jay Hill Speech_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Jay Hill also answered some question from reporters on the night this is the full question and answer period: [asset|aid=445|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c31ff9bd6d0e2389f8b75fb098bfbd0a-Jay Hill Media Scrum _1_Pub.mp3]last_img

District of Chetwynd asking residents to fill out socio-economic study survey for caribou recovery

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – With the Province conducting a socio-economic study regarding the proposed economic impact of Section 11 and Partnership Agreements for caribou recovery and habitat protection, the District of Chetwynd is also gathering data to help project those numbers.In a post on the District’s Facebook page, they are asking residents and businesses to fill out and submit surveys in order to get a better understanding of how the caribou recovery could affect the community.Within the survey, it asks business owners and residents what their employment is and what possible impacts the recovery program would have on them.- Advertisement -All surveys must be completed and submitted no later than Friday, May 17, 2019.Survey submissions can be sent via email,, or in-person at the District of Chetwynd or the Chamber of Commerce offices.The socio-economic study survey can be found on the District of Chetwynd’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former West Brom star wants Premier League stay

first_imgYoussouf Mulumbu wants to remain in the Premier League after leaving West Brom.The midfielder has left the club six years after joining from Paris Saint-Germain and he wants to remain in England and take on his former side and the Baggies fans he has grown to love.“I don’t know where I’m going but I hope to stay in the UK,” the 28-year-old said. “I wish West Bromwich Albion all the best.“I hope to play against them next season, in ‘my house’, against ‘my fans’. This club is more special to me than Paris.“PSG was the academy for me, where I became a professional. But this club gave me everything, they gave me the opportunity to play at the highest level.“People know me now because I played for West Bromwich. I thank them for that.” Youssouf Mulumbu in action for West Brom 1last_img read more

Poll: Do you believe in aliens?


first_imgOne-trick analyst?FORMER Donegal footballer turned pundit Martin McHugh has felt the wrath of Meath Manager Mick O’Dowd.McHugh offered a rather bizarre explanation for his belief that Meath football was in big trouble, telling RTÉ Radio that the Royals problems all stem from the fact that the Celtic Tiger had eroded the hardworking Meath attitude.O’Dowd was not too happy – and used a McHugh phrase to hit back (McHugh had called Kerry legend Colm Cooper a two-trick pony last year. “Those comments are irrelevant old stuff, he’s probably a bit of a one-trick analyst himself, isn’t he? To coin a phrase he used himself,” said O’Dowd.“These thing are just stuff some fellas come out with and for supporters to debate. We don’t have the time to be dwelling on stuff like that.” MEATH MANAGER CALLS MARTIN McHUGH A ‘ONE-TRICK ANALYST’ was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by John2Share 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) Tags:ManagerMartin McHughMick O’DowdMick O’Downrowlast_img read more


first_imgU16 Girls Football Buncrana 3-5 Convoy 5-11On Tuesday our U16 girls had a home game against Convoy. The girls gotoff to a very slow start, and were 1-3 down in the first 5 minutes.They came alive and responded with a couple of points. The game wasvery open and end to end however we lost one of our girls to the ‘sinbin’ and Convoy took advantage of us being reduced to 14 players; thehalf time score reflected that, with Convoy leading 5-7 to 2-5. The second half was a much cagier affair with us only scoring 1 goal,and Convoy only scoring 4 points. Lucy Jackson had the misfortune todislocate a finger and despite showing determination, she had to comeoff. Eimear Clerkin took her position in the full back line and did agreat job. We had some bad luck on the day and conceded 2 penalitieshowever the ever relaible Vanessa Nelson came to the rescue and forthe second penalty, she made a great save and cleared the ball. Ourscorers were, Bernie Devlin (1-0), Lia Gallanagh (1-0), Asling Browne(1-0), Eimear Clerkin (0-1), and Sophie Roe (0-4). Both teams played agood fair game, but unfortunatly we had to play a third of the gamewith 14 players which ended, 3-5 to 5-11 in Convoy’s favour.U13 Boys Buncrana 2-3 St Eunans 0-15Buncrana held the St Eunans boys off well at the start without scorefor the first 10 mins. Going in at the first half St Eunans had a bigadvantage of 10 to 1 with the wind on their backs. Buncrana came outfighting and scored 2 goals and another 2 point they didn’t stopworking hard till the end but a strong st Eunans won by 15 to 9U11 BoysOur U11 boys welcomed Noamh Padraig to The Scarvey on Tuesday night, Agreat display from our Lads but unfortunately not enough towin…Final game of the group is away to Doire Colmcille on TuesdayEve. U9 Boys.Our u9 boys played their final group game in the Inishowen Tournamenton Saturday against Noamh Colmcille finishing up a draw, which wasenough to secure them a place in the semi final. Due to be played onTuesday 29th SeptemberOngoing Repairs/Maintenance WorksThe Club is always looking for help with ongoing repairs/maintenanceworks. If you have a skill that could be useful please volunteer yourtime if you can. Contact Sean on 0862388071.LottoNo Lotto winner this week, next week Jackpot €1050 Training Times – New and Old Players Always WelcomeFootballU14 Boys Tuesdays (indoor fitness) 5-6 and Fridays 7pm – 8pmU13 Boys Wednesday 7pm – 8pm and Fridays 7.00pm U11 Boys Fridays 6.30pmU8 & U9 Boys Fridays 6.30pmU6 Boys & Girls Fridays 6.30-7.30pmU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30-11.30amU12, 14 & 16 Girls Mondays 7-8pmHurlingU8 & U10 Sundays 11-12 noonU12& U13 Tuesdays 7- 8.30pmU16 Wednesdays 6.30pmClub MerchandiseKeep an eye out for our Christmas Packs on Sale SoonElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of everymonth. She can be contacted on 086 0604075.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH MAINTENANCE WORK was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:Sportlast_img read more

Football-mad parents in legal dispute to name their baby after World Cup duo

first_img ADVICE 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade These are of course the surnames of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who both played a starring role in Russia, and unimpressed officials are seeking to ban the football-mad couple from making it an official name.If prosecutors agree that such an name could cause the child problems in later life, a family court could order the couple to change it to something more suitable.The child was born earlier this month in the central French town of Brive. France winning the World Cup this summer rightly sparked huge celebrations in the country among football supporters, but it appears some have taken it a little too far.As a permanent tribute to Les Bleus clinching their second success in the competition, one couple are trying to bestow the name ‘Griezmann Mbappe’ upon their little boy. Back in 2011, another couple took it to a completely different level when they named their child after the entire Burnley first-team.Jensen Jay Alexander Bikey Carlisle Duff Elliot Fox Iwelumo Marney Mears Paterson Thompson Wallace Preston, was taken to his first match when he was only eight days old and his parents said they wanted to go for something a little ‘unusual’ for their last born. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Antoine Griezmann & Kylian Mbappe are the inspiration behind the name center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice RANKED REVEALED BEST OF MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more


first_imgThe case was heard at Letterkenny Circuit Court.A Judge has said he could not send a man to prison after he admitted shaking his baby daughter causing her brain damage and cracking her ribs.Shane McCahill, 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court and admitted three counts of assault causing harm to the baby. McCahill, of Ramelton, shook the baby girl on three occasions, twice with his hands and once in her pram.Investigating Garda Joe McManus said the accused was babysitting the child on May 19th, 2011 when she took ill.The man placed the baby on the sofa and she was sleeping but she began to suffer convulsions.He called an ambulance and they were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.The child was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where older injuries were noted.Members of social services along with doctors carried out examinations and decided that the injuries were none accidental.The father of the child then made an admission that he shook the little girl on three separate occasions because he could not get her to stop crying.The man was arrested, made the admissions and has since received full psychiatric evaluation and counseling.The court also heard how the man rarely goes out and has also tried to take his own life.The court heard how the child’s parents had been in a relationship since they were just fifteen years old but they had split up before the injuries were caused to the child.Despite the split, the man still had a very active part in the child’s upbringing and regularly babysat for the child’s mother.Judge John O’Hagan, who gave an order that the accused could be named but that the names of his former partner or their child could not, invited the injured child’s mother to give evidence.He asked her if he thought her former boyfriend meant to hurt their daughter.The woman replied that she honestly couldn’t say.The judge then asked if he thought an occasion will ever arise when the man will be able to see his daughter unsupervised?Again the woman said she did not know but said he did now have supervised access when the little girl stayed with his parents at weekends from Friday night until Sunday night.The accused sat face down with his hands in his head throughout the case while his former partner sobbed at times on the other side of the courtroom.Barrister for the accused, Ms Charlotte Simpson, instructed by Frank Dorrian solicitor, said the accused felt sick and ashamed of what he had done and would have to live with it for the rest of his life.She said the case was unique and that the accused was and still is a good father.She added that the little girl’s dad was still her hero and she ran to him every weekend and hugged him every time he stayed with her.Judge John O’Hagan said that having heard all the evidence he said there was no way he was imposing a custodial sentence.He referred to the lack of intent, the reports which suggest he is unlikely to offend again and also his good relationship with his little girl.“This is a very emotional case. It’s a tragic case of a dad who lost it.“He was faced with a situation of a little girl crying and he couldn’t do anything to stop it. He picked her up twice and shook her but of course that didn’t keep her quiet. He’s 21. What experience of fatherhood does a person have of that age? I don’t know. It’s very stressful for anyone.“I’m sure he had no idea what he was doing but the consequences are rather serious. A nine week old baby is like putty and this happened. I have no doubt he did not intend this to happen.“The upset and crying of the baby was driving him mad. I know now that he knows it was the wrong thing to do but I don’t think he will ever do it again,” he said.The judge added that the man will have to live with the social stigma of what happened and knowing everyday that he caused these injuries to his little girl.He referred to the psychiatric report which showed a lack of intent in the incidents by the accused.Judge O’Hagan said he also perhaps faced the situation of one day having to tell his daughter what he did to her.“How would you explain to the little girl where daddy had gone – daddy has gone to prison for 12 months for shaking you when you were crying,” he said.He sentenced the man to one year in prison on each charge to run concurrently but ordered that he jail sentence be replaced by 150 hours community service.The accused sat in court crying comforted by his mother and father while the child’s mother was consoled by two female friends.MAN WHO SHOOK HIS BABY CAUSING HER BRAIN DAMAGE AVOIDS JAIL was last modified: November 8th, 2013 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) Tags:assaultbabybarrister Charlotte SimpsonharmJUdge John O’HaganRameltonShaun McCahilllast_img read more