Councillors in for €8000 pay rise

first_imgNewsPoliticsCouncillors in for €8000 pay riseBy Bernie English – December 8, 2019 618 Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleArias and Advent with Irish Chamber OrchestraNext articleCall for ban on use of helium balloons in Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Cllr Michael Sheahan, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtLIMERICK’S Mayor has given the thumbs up to a proposed €8,000 pay rise for local councillors.Mayor Michael Sheahan (FG) a veteran of local politics, told the Limerick Post he hopes that if the proposal is passed it will encourage more young people and more women to take the political road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “If there was some sort of attractive remuneration, it might encourage more people to become involved in politics,” he explained.“It might encourage young people and particularly women, who may be put off by the financial implications of taking time out of work at a time in their careers when finances can be tough, to get involved.”The government is shortly to get an independent review of the remuneration offered to local representatives.Currently, councillors are paid a basic salary of around €17,000, with unvouched expenses up to €2,667 and vouched expenses of €5,000.Mayor Sheahan said that while people elected to the council don’t do the job for the money “it would be good if there was a better financial incentive to get a wider representation.“This is a fair proposal and it has been carefully and fully researched by someone with no political axe to grind.“We were lucky to get a good influx of new young councillors but the questions is, will they stay? They bring a fantastic new perspective to the work we do and councillors do work long hard hours.”Councillors who  work in the public service are given paid time off to attend monthly meetings but those working in the private sector have to do so mostly on their own time.center_img Email Facebook Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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Week 13 Fantasy PPR Rankings: TE

first_imgWEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverWeek 13 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for PPR leagues1Travis Kelce, Chiefs @ Raiders2Zach Ertz, Eagles vs. Redskins3George Kittle, 49ers @ Seahawks4David Njoku, Browns @ Texans5Jared Cook, Raiders vs. Chiefs6Greg Olsen, Panthers @ Buccaneers7Rob Gronkowski, Patriots vs. Vikings8Eric Ebron, Colts @ Jaguars9Jordan Reed, Redskins @ Eagles10Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Patriots Week 13 Standard Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerElsewhere, both Jimmy Graham and Evan Engram are dealing with injury issues that could either cause them to miss time or be limited when on the field. Graham has a broken thumb that he is playing through, and while it has yet to impact his ability to catch, he’s mostly being used as a decoy to avoid being further hurt. Meanwhile, Engram was struggling to get targets before hurting his hamstring in pre-game warmups against the Eagles. Both of those players are now out of the TE1 tier, so the streamers are now coming at a premium.For TEs in PPR, it’s best just to find a guy who gets targets and more specifically, red-zone targets. It’s really difficult to find consistency outside of the top-five options at the position, so just look for the guys getting targets. That’s the best way to identify a streamer.Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. And for more analysis on each player, check out our standard TE rankings for Week 13.  Our Week 13 fantasy TE PPR rankings are getting a bit of a boost this week, as Travis Kelce is returning after being on bye last week. Kelce will retake his rightful top-two spot in the PPR rankings and provide depth to the top tier. However, further down, the sleepers and streamers that many have been relying on this season are starting to thin out. And as the season goes along, TE is in danger of becoming the desolate wasteland that is was early in the 2018 campaign.One of the biggest injuries this week is the one to Jeff Heuerman. The Broncos TE was coming up on a favorable string of matchups that would have afforded him an opportunity to become a low-end TE1 for the rest of the season. Now, his season is over after he suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung against the Steelers. He will be replaced by Matt LaCosse in our rankings, but LaCosse hasn’t seen nearly enough targets to be relevant in PPR formats. Meanwhile, Jack Doyle (kidney) is reportedly out for the year, so another mid-tier streaming option will be lost this week.center_img MORE FANTASY: Rankings | DFS11Cameron Brate, Buccaneers vs. Panthers12C.J. Uzomah, Bengals vs. Broncos13Chris Herndon, Jets @ Titans14Trey Burton, Bears @ Giants15Jimmy Graham, Packers vs. Cardinals16Vance McDonald, Steelers vs. Chargers17Mark Andrews, Ravens @ Falcons18Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals @ Packers19Matt LaCosse, Broncos @ Bengals20Jonnu Smith, Titans vs. Jets21Antonio Gates, Chargers @ Steelers22Rhett Ellison, Giants vs. Bears23James O’Shaughnessy, Jaguars vs. Colts24Tyler Higbee, Rams @ Lions25Austin Hooper, Falcons vs. Ravens26Ben Watson, Saints @ Cowboys27Jordan Thomas, Texans vs. Browns28Gerald Everett, Rams @ Lions29Ed Dickson, Seahawks vs. 49ers30Nick Vannett, Seahawks vs. 49ers31Michael Roberts, Lions vs. Rams32Vernon Davis, Redskins @ Eagles33Geoff Swaim, Cowboys vs. Saints34Jason Croom, Bills @ Dolphins35Hayden Hurst, Ravens @ Falcons36Dallas Goedert, Eagles vs. Redskins37Mike Gesicki, Dolphins vs. Bills38Jesse James, Steelers vs. Chargerslast_img read more

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Josh Fields lands on disabled list, stressing an already short-handed Dodgers bullpen

first_img Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense LOS ANGELES — Josh Fields, Pedro Baez and Tony Cingrani have been three of Dave Roberts’ go-to relievers this season.Now, all three are on the disabled list.Fields was placed on the 10-day DL Thursday with inflammation in his right shoulder. Roberts expressed hope that the right-hander would only need the minimum 10 days to recover.“He said he came in two nights ago, felt something in his shoulder, then didn’t feel it afterward,” Roberts said of Fields. “I think he threw six, seven pitches in relief of (Daniel) Hudson and after that night (Tuesday), said it was sore. He came in (Wednesday) and it was still sore.” Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching With Fields on the disabled list, the Dodgers forced Walker Buehler into action earlier than expected. The rookie right-hander flew in from Oklahoma City early Thursday morning, pitched out of the Dodgers’ bullpen in the afternoon, and was the losing pitcher in an 11-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Fields is 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA in a team-leading 37 appearances this season. He has inherited six runners this season and none have scored. Closer Kenley Jansen is the Dodgers’ only other active reliever who hasn’t allowed an inherited runner to score this season.The Dodgers lost Cingrani (left shoulder strain) and Baez (right biceps tendinitis) to the disabled list five days apart earlier this month. Both were expected to begin throwing in earnest off a bullpen mound this week.Baez (30) and Cingrani (28) rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in appearances.Roberts said that four relief pitchers were “down” for Thursday’s game. The manager leaned on Buehler and left-hander Caleb Ferguson, who had pitched primarily as starters to this point in the season, for three of the final four innings against the Cubs. Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ HOME RUN DERBYThe Dodgers’ two home runs Thursday gave them 53 for the month of June, tying a franchise record. No major league team has hit more home runs this month.The Dodgers will play two more games in June, Friday and Saturday against the Colorado Rockies.Max Muncy has led the surge with 10 home runs this month. His solo shot to left field in the third inning against Jose Quintana was his 17th of the season, extending his career high.Justin Turner’s two-run homer in the ninth inning against Luke Farrell was his fourth of 2018. Three have come in June.The Dodgers also hit 53 home runs as a team in June 2017.ALSORich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling will start in that order this weekend against the Rockies. Colorado will counter with Tyler Anderson, German Marquez and Chad Bettis, respectively. … Left-hander Manny Bañuelos, switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, catcher Rocky Gale and outfielder Alex Verdugo were chosen to represent Oklahoma City in the Triple-A All-Star Game July 11 in Columbus, Ohio. … Turner has been hit by pitches in each of his last two games, ending a streak of 29 games without being hit by a pitch.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 1-2, 5.30 ERA) vs. Rockies (LHP Tyler Anderson, 4-3, 4.62 ERA), Friday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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What’s next for the Sharks and Timo Meier? Maybe a waiting game

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks will likely not be making a splash at the start of the NHL’s unrestricted free agency period Monday morning. Their big signing came June 17 when they locked up defenseman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year. $92 million deal.But with the prospect of losing pending UFA forwards Joe Pavelski, Gus Nyquist and Joonas Donskoi to other teams, the Sharks may need to at least dip their toes in the free agency waters to solidify their depth.The one caveat: Any player or players …last_img read more

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“We must to learn to live together” – Mapisa-Nqakula

first_img“We dare not let the actions of a few define us as a nation,” writes Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula of the recent attacks on foreign nationals. “What was intended to pull our nation down must be used to strengthen our resolve to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society which respects human dignity and rights of all people.” A still from the music video for United We Stand by Salif Keita and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a song calling for peace and unity in Africa. (Image: YouTube)Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-NqakulaWe live in a globally connected world where local actions can reverberate across the globe. No country is an island and we are all interconnected in more ways than one. Therefore, since 1994, South Africa has actively sought to strengthen partnerships and ties with countries in Africa.These partnerships have a profound effect on our daily lives often without us even thinking about it. When you turn on the tap to draw a bath, chances are that you are using water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Much of our electricity is also sourced from the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique. This demonstrates our interdependencies as Africans for our countries to succeed and develop.The shameful attacks on foreign nationals that sought to plunge our country into anarchy took place far away from Lesotho and Mozambique, yet they reverberated in those nations and far beyond.It is precisely for this reason that we dare not let the actions of a few define us as a nation. What was intended to pull our nation down must be used to strengthen our resolve to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society which respects human dignity and rights of all people.We have proved as a nation that we are resilient and our defeat of the apartheid system shows that. Today South Africa is counted among the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. The past few weeks have shown that the overwhelming majority of South Africans stand for peace, the rule of law and fundamental rights, in contrast to the few who are bent on perpetuating acts of violence.This week we have begun the healing process and are working to restore harmony within our communities. President Jacob Zuma has also convened stakeholders to discuss migration.South Africa will next month join the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Month. In the spirit of Africa Month let us take hands with our fellow Africans in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent to encourage greater social cohesion, nation building and African unity.Our destiny is intrinsically linked to that of the rest of the Africa. We are already working with a number of African countries to grow business, trade and investment.In the energy sector we access gas from neighbouring countries which is used in local industries and households, and sustains thousands of jobs. We are also a major importer of crude oil from African counties.The Great Inga Hydropower Scheme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will produce electricity for a number of countries within the SADC region including South Africa.Our long-standing relationship with neighbouring countries allows us to procure electricity and water required for our power stations. These relationships have enabled us to electrify more than 6 million new households since 1994.In light of above, the government appeals to all South Africans to remember that united we stand and can achieve so much more; we are all Africans. Furthermore, we are aware of concerns raised by citizens about illegal migrants and their alleged take-over of local businesses. President Zuma has mandated a high-level government team to address the matter.The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster together with the Ministers of Social Development, Trade and Industry and Small Business Development will engage affected communities, organisations representing foreigners, business and non-governmental organisations to attend to their concerns.Moreover, measures are being put in place to better regulate immigration into South Africa and a Border Management Agency has been established to manage all ports of entry.We have also transferred 350 members of the SANDF to the Department of Home Affairs to boost the capacity of immigration officers at our border posts. Our military personnel have been deployed along the border in seven provinces to prevent border crime and illegal border crossings.This week the President himself has met with stakeholders to discuss the country’s migration policy and how various sectors can work with government to promote orderly migration and good relations between citizens and foreigners.The President intends to build a lasting partnership with stakeholders in the country to better manage migration and ensure that the shameful attacks on foreigners do not ever again occur and attempt to destroy our hard-won gain as a country.We must never allow perceptions to become our reality. Many foreigners have legal status and abide by the country’s laws. They contribute meaningfully to the economy and the development of our country.Throughout the liberation struggle, our fellow African brothers and sisters took a stand and supported our fight against apartheid. They provide much-needed shelter to our leaders and activists. Their support played an important role in our attainment of freedom we enjoy today. Their help will remain forever etched in our memories.Moreover, the criminal actions by a handful of perpetrators are in no way a reflection of the true state of relations between foreigners living and working within our communities.To render these criminal elements powerless, we must collectively address misconceptions and stereotypes about foreign nationals or other cultural groups to ensure that such incidents don’t happen again.The government cannot do it alone and needs all sectors of our society. Let us all use our various platforms to address stereotypes about foreigners and educate South Africans about the need to co-exist and live in harmony with our fellow brothers and sisters from other countries.last_img read more

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Hair Cutting Gown Salon Barbers Cape – hair cutting gown

first_imgGood product stops hair likely all around garments it can be just like the one’s at the hairdressers.Its good quality but its silent compact in top. The velcro isn’t going to in shape for smaller kids and the height doesn’t perform for older people.Fantastic products i use it every time i do my sons hairs,they love it to, it can also be washed and shoulkd last for decades.Here are the specifications for the Hair Cutting Gown Salon Barbers Cape:This cape is made of soft, lightweight, water-repellent and durable material, keeps your clothes dry and clean.Professional Hair Cutting Hairdressing Gown Barbers Caps.Easy to clean and dry quickly!Can be adjusted to fit the necks of no matter little kids or adults!The Velcro neck closure makes it suitable for any size.Very helpful gown, as i now do my husband’s hair. Uncomplicated to place on and also to clear.This item was to exchange a prior item that had been consigned to room 101. It is as predicted, a superior measurement that will do the position.Reviews from purchasers :Excellent product. Good clasp at base of neckhair cutting gownHair cutting gownPurchased for my spouse-appears good.Considered it was a quick just one, was entire duration. When cut down was what i wished.Excellent clasp at base of neck robust, tough plastic cape. Addresses the complete system, so no minimize hair will get onto dresses.Makes you really feel like you might be really at the hairdresser.last_img read more

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IPL not good for cricket, players are slaves to it: Ian Botham

first_imgThe former England captain Ian Botham feels that IPL is too powerful for the good of cricketFormer England captain Ian Botham has branded the Indian Premier League(IPL) as “too powerful” for the good of cricket and believes that it should not exist.Delivering the Marylebone Cricket Club(MCC) Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s Wednesday night, Botham said the IPL provided the “perfect opportunity for betting and, therefore, fixing” and asked the International cricket Council(ICC) to do more to expose the “big names” involved.”I’m worried about the IPL – in fact, I feel it shouldn’t be there at all as it is changing the priorities of world cricket. Players are slaves to it. Administrators bow to it. How on earth did the IPL own the best players in the world for two months a year and not pay a penny to the boards who brought these players into the game,” said Botham.The legendary all-rounder feels IPL is too powerful for the long-term good of the game.”I know this has been modified to a degree, but it is still an imbalance. The IPL is too powerful for the long-term good of the game. Corruption is enough of a problem in itself, but the IPL compounds that problem given it provides the perfect opportunity for betting and, therefore, fixing,” he said.The 58-year-old said the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit must expose the big names, who were involved in corruption in the IPL.”We have seen a few players exposed, but does throwing the odd second XI player into jail solve it? To kill the serpent, you must cut off its head. The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit must pursue the root of the problem and, if necessary, expose the big names,” he said.advertisementBotham feels that central contracts have made some England players too “cosy” and also called on the government to promote the game more in schools.”Central contracts are brilliant, but it has now become so essential to the England player that the sharpness goes,” he said. “A long contract is a cosy contract. To play international sport, above all else – above even freshness and rest – you must have desire. Hunger is still the most important attribute for any sportsman.”Botham was upset to see how little the government is doing for the sport and called on Prime Minister David Cameron to make a change.”Why aren’t the Government focusing on sport as a necessity in the school curriculum,” he said. “This subject drives me insane. I feel it is my duty to point out the problems that face sport in schools, and specifically cricket.”The problem is now that schools are too big and there is no personal touch with the teachers. And as schools get bigger, one of the things you lose are your playing fields,” he added. “Come on David Cameron – when I came to Downing Street to meet you, you made all the right noises and promised to come back to me with your ideas. I’m still waiting.”last_img read more

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I-League: Mohun Bagan coach feels East Bengal lacked vision

first_imgMohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen said on Sunday that East Bengal lacked variation on the pitch, adding that if his players had converted all their chances they could have won by five or six goals.”East Bengal played more aerial balls and lacked vision. I said on Saturday that we were not underdogs, and we proved that,” Sen told reporters after Kingsley Eze scored a first-half winner to clinch victory for Mohun Bagan.Besides the goal, Mohun Bagan had two good chances in the first period but the woodwork denied them on both occasions.East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil rued their poor marking during the first goal, saying the midfield should have also done better.”We conceded a silly goal. During the corner marking (of Eze) was not done properly. It was a defensive lapse. Eze was left free. The marking was not good,” Jamil said.”We have lost vital points. Points are most important. The performance was still ok,” the former Aizawl FC coach, in his first year at the helm of East Bengal, added.Eze dedicated the winner to his mother, saying a goal, his first in the league, in the derby is always special.It was a dream come true moment for the Nigerian centre-back.”This is my first goal in the I-League, and in derby I can’t explain the feeling. It’s the best thing that happened to me. It was like a dream come true for me,” Eze said.”I saw the fans and I have never seen these kind of fans before. I dedicate this goal to my mom,” he added.advertisementKHALID JAMIL COURTS CONTROVERSYEast Bengal coach Khalid Jamil on Sunday courted controversy before the I-League derby against Mohun Bagan by forcibly trying to enter the stadium premises much ahead of kick-off.According to sources in the know, Jamil, whose team lost by a solitary goal, came to the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan at around 8.30 a.m. and wanted to take to the greens.Since it was Mohun Bagan’s home game, a green and maroon official tried to stop him but the former Aizawl FC coach argued with him and had an altercation.Going by I-League rules for this game, three and a half hours before kickoff, which was 2 p.m. for the derby, is the time permitted for team officials including the coach.”Entering stadium premises is as per countdown. Sometimes it is kickoff time minus three, today it was match time minus three and a half hours,” an official said.last_img read more

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10 months agoTalking Tactics: Pogba Man Utd masterclass; Arsenal vulnerability; Zaha lazy

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorAlex Keble FollowShare the loveHave your say Talking Tactics: Pogba Man Utd masterclass; Arsenal vulnerability; Zaha lazyby Alex Keble10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points thanks to a 5-1 victory against a weary, disorganised Arsenal outfit struggling with injuries. Unai Emery chose the wrong formation for his side’s trip to Anfield, which became something of a theme for the weekend.Ralph Hasenhuttl made the same error (selecting a back four rather than a back five) as his Southampon team lost to Manchester City, while Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur looked clueless in the second half of their game against Wolves. Any suggestion of a Spurs title challenge has been quickly shouted down.Here are three things we learnt from the weekend action:1) Emery’s 4-2-3-1 formation leaves Arsenal weak on the flanks and in the middleThere are numerous reasons why Arsenal’s defence was unable to prevent a Liverpool rout on Saturday evening, but the blame lies largely with manager Unai Emery; his move to a back four confused the centre-backs, isolated the full-backs, and left them looking light in midfield. Ainsley Maitland-Niles seemed unsure of his role throughout the first half, loitering high up the pitch to leave the struggling Stephan Lichtsteiner with too much to do. The Swiss was directly at fault for the first and third Liverpool goals, his performance characterised by an anxiety and hastiness caused by a lack of support down his side of the pitch. On the other flank, Alex Iwobi was equally poor at tracking back, which is why the two Liverpool full-backs so frequently received long diagonal passes into the attacking third. Jurgen Klopp’s strategy allowed the hosts to grind Arsenal down in the first half.But it wasn’t just out wide that Emery got it wrong. By instructing Aaron Ramsey to say high alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (who doesn’t work hard enough for games as intense as these), Lucas Torreira was often left without a passing option in the middle of the park. Ordinarily he would have wing-backs in line with him as an outlet, and instead there was nobody – explaining why he was caught in possession moments before Liverpool’s crucial second goal.A return to 3-4-3 – more secure at centre-back and more balanced out wide – will almost certainly happen in midweek.2) Hasenhuttl’s initial tactical mistake proves costly for high-pressing SaintsSouthampton could have beaten Man City, and not just because they should have had a penalty moments before James Ward-Prowse’s own goal. Hasenhuttl’s unexpected shift to a 4-3-3 formation proved to be a costly mistake – even though it only lasted 15 minutes before he switched – with their subsequent performance offering encouragement for Saints fans and for those hoping to take points from Man City this season.Hasenhuttl’s 4-3-3 took narrowness to the extreme. Three forwards practically holding hands were unable to prevent City from passing out from the back, and their three midfield players were too preoccupied with David Silva to cover the width. City glided, unchallenged, down the flanks over and over in the first 15, eventually leading to the opener as Bernardo Silva repeated a familiar trick of joining Riyad Mahrez to make dual right wingers. It was a threat Southampton should have seen coming, and yet their narrow 4-3-3 suggested Hasenhuttl had not anticipated City’s strength out wide.He quickly changed back to the 3-4-2-1 to successfully shut down the flanks (in this system, wing-backs can get tight to the winger safe in the knowledge that a third centre-back and shuffle across to act as an auxiliary full-back). From this point on, Southampton’s high press unsettled the visitors, while Mario Lemina’s interesting position to the left of the front three (he kept dropping deeper to become a backup centre-mid) blunted both Silvas.If only Hasenhuttl had played 3-4-2-1 from the start, City’s dreadful run might have continued.3) Zaha’s failure to track Jorginho let Crystal Palace downIt was no surprise to see Crystal Palace sit in an ultra-deep defensive shell and invite Chelsea pressure; that’s the standard Roy Hodgson solution when playing the top six, and it almost worked perfectly at Selhurst Park. However, Wilfried Zaha badly let them down by failing to defend properly, explaining, in the process, why he isn’t trusted as a winger against the big clubs. Everyone knows that man-marking Jorginho is the best way to blunt Chelsea. It means they cannot funnel possession through their metronome and must instead dramatically reshuffle, often unsuccessfully. But as the other nine players dropped into a formation ten yards in front of Jorginho, Zaha let the Brazilian do whatever he wanted.In the end it was David Luiz’s killer ball over the top that led to N’Golo Kante’s winning goal, but the clipped pass came from exactly the defensive midfield position that Zaha should have been covering. Had Zaha tracked Jorginho throughout the match, he would also have been in the right place to stop Luiz – who instead was afforded all the time in the world to pick out his man. It’s pretty clear why Hodgson rarely gives Zaha a wide role in big matches; he cannot be trusted to do the dirty work.Best of the Week – Paul PogbaAnother masterclass from Paul Pogba on Sunday showed why the Frenchman needs a team to be built around him; he won’t perform well when tamed, and yet given the freedom to roam can dominate a match like few other players in the world. He was everywhere at Old Trafford, linking superbly with Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he hasn’t done much tactical training yet, suggesting that United are riding a wave of optimism through the Christmas period. The hard work will begin when the fixture list calms down in January – at which point we will see just how much effort Pogba is willing to make for the new Man Utd manager.Worst of the Week – Spurs’ second half performanceTottenham failed to record a single shot on goal in the second half of their 3-1 defeat to Wolves, highlighting the perils of Mauricio Pochettino’s refusal to rotate effectively during the winter schedule. However, the problem also lies in a lack of creativity and doggedness in central midfield (they need to sign a Moussa Dembele replacement) and the increasingly poor performances of Kieran Trippier. Kyle Walker-Peters deserved to start again on Saturday. last_img read more

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10 months ago​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxalt

first_img​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxaltby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are interested in signing AC Milan left back Diego Laxalt.According to Calcio Mercato, the Uruguayan is out of favour at the Italian club.While he would rather earn his place back in Gennaro Gattuso’s team, it is possible he will leave on a loan for the rest of the season.It is no secret that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen his squad as they attempt to stay in the Premier League this season.The 25-year-old has only started four Serie A games this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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