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Footballer’s teleworking: cardio, weight training and prevention

first_imgThe plan designed by the APF starts with cardiovascular and metabolic work (treadmills, exercise bikes, ellipticals), aimed at maintaining resistance and regulating a possible weight gain (It is recommended to reduce the usual food intake, as the daily calorie expenditure is also lower). It is not a continuous race, more common in summer work, but series with intensity changes, sprints, etc; then, muscular work, with your own weight or with simple materials (weighted anklets, rubber bands, weights …); and lastly, injury prevention, with flexibility and mobility exercises in sensitive areas, ankles and knees, mainly, in addition to muscle groups in which each player, particularly, may have recurring problems. The Spanish Association of Physical Trainers of Soccer (APF) It has encountered a barrage of queries regarding how players should work in their homes while the quarantine periods that several clubs have implemented as a result of the appearance of coronavirus cases last. Luis Casáis, APF member and physical trainer of the Russian Rostov, has prepared a standardized plan, divided into three parts, in which all players can lean.“This situation, supervening and obviously undesirable, may nevertheless try to normalize. It is not an unusual situation for soccer players, they are used to carrying out similar work when the competition ends, with the so-called vacation plans, prior to joining for the preseason . With them the state of form will not be maintained (which requires inexcusable field and specific work), but the general physical tone will be maintained., which will make it relatively easy to resume competitive activity in a few days, “says Casáis.last_img read more

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The NBA play-offs have arrived – 10 things to watch

first_img This postseason will mark the end of Paul Pierce’s career. He’s been used sparingly by the Los Angeles Clippers this season, getting into just 25 games. And he might not have much of an on-court role – if any – in the play-offs, though his leadership and play-off experience will surely be valued. Pierce has played in 163 play-off games, mostly with Boston, the franchise with whom he got his first and so far only ring in 2008. Good luck, Indiana. LeBron James not only never loses in a first-round series, but the man rarely loses first-round play-off games, period. He’s played in 51 first-round games. His teams went 2-2 in his first four, and are 42-5 since – including 17-0 since May 6, 2012. James hasn’t played in a Game 6 in a first-round series since 2008. James has been part of 131 wins so far in his play-off career, tied with San Antonio’s Tony Parker for the most among active players. More milestones await James in these play-offs, too. If Cleveland makes a deep run, he may take over the No. 1 spot on the all-time career playoff scoring list. He enters this postseason No. 4 at 5,572 points behind only No. 3 Kobe Bryant (5,640), No. 2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762) and No. 1 Michael Jordan (5,987). Another landmark for James comes today in Game 1 against Indiana, when he makes his 200th playoff appearance. NEW YORK (AP): With the NBA play-offs starting today, here’s 10 things to know before the second season begins: VEGAS SAYS … Sports fans will be sufficiently busy in Boston over the next few days. Bulls at Celtics on Sunday. Ottawa at Boston in the NHL playoffs on Monday. Bulls at Celtics on Tuesday. Senators at Bruins on Wednesday. Greg Monroe has played in 538 regular-season games. Markieff Morris, 448 regular-season games. Combined, they have zero play-off appearances. That will change this weekend. Monroe and Milwaukee will play Toronto, Morris and Washington will play Atlanta. No active player had more games without a playoff appearance than Monroe. Once he plays this weekend, the active leaders in most games but no playoffs become Omri Casspi (499 after this season) and DeMarcus Cousins (487). There will also be play-off debuts for two referees. Brent Barnaky and Matthew Boland are the newcomers in the pool of 37 refs selected to work first-round games. Boland has more than 800 regular-season games in 15 years on his resume, Barnaky more than 400 in parts of eight seasons. MVP CANDIDATES COLLIDE UPSET WATCH BUSY IN BOSTON FINALLY, THE POSTSEASON HELLO AGAIN San Antonio are in the postseason for the 20th consecutive year. That’s now tied for the third-longest such streak in NBA history. Philadelphia went 22 consecutive times from 1950 through 1971. Portland made 21 straight trips from 1983 through 2003, and Utah got 20 appearances in a row from 1984 through 2003. But that doesn’t tell anywhere near the whole story of the Spurs’ consistent excellence. The Spurs haven’t just had an NBA-record 20 straight winning seasons – they’ve won at least 60 per cent of their games in each of those seasons. That streak is eight seasons longer than any other NBA franchise ever posted, and also the longest in any North American major pro sport (the Montreal Canadiens and San Francisco 49ers had winning percentages of .600 or better in 16 consecutive seasons). The first game of the play-offs will look like the first game of the regular season for some clubs. Washington visited Atlanta in Game 1 for both teams back in October, and Atlanta will visit Washington for Game 1 of their play-off series on Sunday. And Dwyane Wade’s first game with the Chicago Bulls was against Boston, so it seems fitting that his first play-off game with his hometown team comes against the Celtics as well. LEBRON IN FIRST ROUNDS FAREWELL, THE TRUTH ELDER STATESMEN The oldest two playoff-bound players this season are Vince Carter and Manu Ginobili. Odds are, they’ll be on the court together in the Memphis-San Antonio series. The 40-year-old Carter is still a key part of what the Grizzlies do, and the 39-year-old Ginobili – possibly in his final season, though speculating about his retirement has sort of become an annual tradition in San Antonio – plays about 19 minutes per game off the Spurs’ bench. THE SPURS REMAIN FANTASTIC No. 1 seeds almost always beat No. 8 seeds in the opening round. Turner Sports analyst and longtime NBA star Reggie Miller seems to think there’s a chance that might not hold up this year. He indicated that he wouldn’t be shocked if Chicago gave Boston all they want in the first round. “If you’re Chicago, you think, hey, Dwyane Wade and (Rajon) Rondo have won championships, Jimmy Butler has gone deep in the play-offs before. We have play-off savvy and we know how to win,” Miller said. “I think this is a great matchup for Chicago.” Mr Westbrook meets Mr Harden. No, the Maurice Podoloff Trophy – otherwise known as the MVP trophy – won’t automatically go to the winner. But this will be the rage of the Oklahoma City-Houston first-round series, with presumptive MVP front runners Russell Westbrook and James Harden set to lead their teams into the postseason. Westbrook averaged a triple-double this season, 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists for the Thunder. Harden averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds for the Rockets. Including play-offs, Harden and Westbrook have faced off 16 times, each player walking away a winner in eight of those. Westbrook has posted five triple-doubles in those games, including two this season. The oddsmakers in Las Vegas are showing Golden State as huge favourites to win the NBA title – 1-2 odds as of Thursday, far ahead of 7-2 second choice Cleveland. San Antonio are the 9-1 third choice, and Boston are showing up in the sports books at 20-1 despite entering the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The long shot? Obviously, that would be Golden State’s first-round opponents, Portland – 300-1 right now to win it all.last_img read more

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Boko Haram Insurgency A Declaration of War

first_imgOn behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, the government and people of Nigeria, I bring greetings and good tidings to Liberians in general and to the women of Liberia in particular and all members of the International Community, for their expression of support and solidarity for efforts made by the Nigerian government to bring back about 219 Chibok secondary school girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in the north eastern part of Nigeria.  Such open identification has been made mainly by our Liberian sisters under the auspices of the Women NGO Secretariat, Liberia, the ECOWAS Women Civil Society Movement, the Mano River Union Women in Liberia.   We are particularly overwhelmed by the show of solidarity which to us Nigerians, is a demonstration of our shared aspirations.  The government and people of Nigeria sincerely appreciate the international outrage that has greeted this incident.Indeed, Nigeria has received wide international attention in the past one month.  We hosted the World Economic Forum Africa (WEFA) from the 7th to the 9th of May, 2014, in spite of the scaling up of the activities of the international terrorist group called Boko Haram.  I would like to once again re-echo my President’s gratitude to the one thousand, one hundred people from 70 countries who participated in the WEFA. We appreciate the confidence reposed in Nigeria by their participation in spite of the fears that the insurgency as well as media propaganda presented.  The repeated bombing and the abduction of the school girls were intended by Boko Haram to scare potential participants but they did not succeed.  The successful WEFA boosted international confidence in the future of Africa.The Embassy would like to use the opportunity of the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day today May 29, 2014, to convey the following facts to our Liberian brothers and sisters:I. Boko Haram insurgency is a declaration of war on the government and people of Nigeria;II. with over 12,000 people killed since 2004, this insurgency is not a religious war.  It is certainly not a case of Christians killing Moslems or vice versa.  Moslems have been killed, mosques destroyed just as many Christians have also been murdered with churches demolished;III. Boko Haram is not just a Nigerian Affair, it is a threat to regional peace and security as affirmed by the recently concluded Summit in Paris, France; andIV. Boko Haram is not just a Nigerian Taliban, it is also a Nigerian wing of a Al Qaeda with its international network linking terrorist groups in Mali and Al Shabab in Somalia.In response to this challenge, President Jonathan declared a State of Emergency in the North Eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe since the 15th of May, 2013 and was extended in December, 2013.  President Jonathan has requested the Nigerian National Assembly to grant extension for a further 6 months.To stem the tide of the insurgency, a new Division of the Nigerian Army, the 7th Division, has been established in Maidugiri, Borno State.  The Nigerian government has adopted a multi-track strategy in containing the insurgency, which includes dialogue, engagement, empowerment (job and wealth creation, skills acquisition) education and re-orientation (Almajiri Schools), Cantonment (military option).The abduction of the Chibok girls followed the slaughter of school children in Government Secondary School, Banu, Yobe State.  These two incidents and the Nyanya bombings in April and May 2014, represent the most vicious and callous exhibition of terror and violence by Boko Haram bandits in recent times.The Nigerian government responded swiftly to the abduction in Chibok by intensifying its search and rescue of these girls.  It has received and accepted requests for assistance from the U.S., France, Britain, Israel, China and Spain.  It is not envisaged that foreign assistance will go beyond technical advice, intelligence, equipment supply and air surveillance capability and entail deployment of foreign fighting forces on Nigeria’s soil.President Jonathan participated in a Special Summit on Security in Nigeria, which was hosted by French President Francois Hollande on Saturday, the 17th of May, 2014.  The Summit was attended by the Presidents of Benin Republic, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, as well as representatives of the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. Major Highlights of decisions taken at the meeting include:a) Boko Haram declared as threat to regional peace and security;b) The right of hot pursuit of terrorists;c) Intelligence sharing among the countries in the sub-region;d) Coordinated action for urgent rescue of the Chibok girls with the active support and cooperation of all the countries participating in the Summit;e) Follow-up Ministerial meeting to be held in London in June, 2014;f) Regional cooperation and the establishment of Joint Border Patrol with the 4 neighbouring countries;g) Nigeria and its neighbours to build analysis and response capabilities that will contribute to enhancing the security of all populations and the rule of law in the areas affected by Boko Haram’s terrorist acts;Nigeria and her neighbours decided to immediately:On a Bilateral Basis –i. implement coordinated patrols with the aim of combating Boko Haram and locating the missing school girls;ii. Establish a system to pool intelligence in order to support this operation;iii. Establish mechanisms for information exchange on trafficking of weapons and bolster measures to secure weapons stockfiles;iv. Establish mechanisms for order surveillance.On a Multilateral Basis –i. Establish an Intelligence Pooling Unit;ii. Create a dedicated team to identify means of implementation and to draw up, during a 2nd phase, a Regional Counter-Terrorism Strategy in the framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.Efforts at the International Level –i. The participants committed to accelerate the implementation of international sanctions against Boko Haram, Ansaru and their main leaders, within the UN framework as a priority;ii. mobilization to support marginalized areas and their fragile populations, and particularly women exposed to violence;iii. Pledge to mobilize donors in support of programmes fostering the socio-economic development of the regions concerned, with particular emphasis on gender equality, the rights of women and girls and in particular their right to education, increasing women participation in all decision-making processes, and supporting victims of sexual violence, including through legal assistance, medical care and psychosocial support.  The EU will strengthen its efforts to combat radicalization;iv. The participants agreed that the UK would host a follow-up meeting next month at Ministerial level to review the progress on this Action Plan.If the comments said to have been made during a Voice of America interview which I read in one of the national dailies, credited to Madam Lemah Gbowee, is correct, it will be unfortunate to note that while many caring Liberian brothers and sisters continue to express solidarity and empathy for our Chibok girls, their families and Nigerians in general,  there is one lost voice in the wilderness.  That Madam Gbowee, instead of joining the increasing number of voices of reason, chose to address herself to a complicated issue that she knows little or nothing about, in the manner attributed to her, is regrettable.  Madam Gbowee is overreaching herself to think that she can incite Nigerians against their own gentle and caring President.  She should not ride roughshod over the pains of my people.  Wisdom dictates that in difficult times such as we are currently facing as a nation, if one cannot help make the situation better, he or she should at least not make it worse.  That is to say that if Madam Gbowee does not have anything constructive to contribute at this trying times for Nigeria, she should just watch God work His miracle for Nigeria through our able and capable President and our friends and supporters.Every nation at one time or the other is confronted with a security challenge and Nigeria is no exception.  The causes of Nigeria’s security challenges are rooted in the inherent and inherited structure of our country and its porous borders.  As part of the Nigerian government’s Transformation Agenda, massive and fast tracked economic, educational and social programmes for Nigerians have been put in place by the current responsive government.  It is wrong and unfair, therefore to blame President Jonathan for a problem he did not create but for which he has carefully taken all necessary measures to resolve.Once again, I want, on behalf of my President and the good people of Nigeria, to thank Liberians for their show of love and concern.  May God bless us all and save us from the scourge of international terrorism.   We wish to assure our Liberian friends that with their support and prayers, and that of other concerned members of the international community, our girls will be brought back and Boko Haram and all shades of international terrorism will be defeated!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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A New Milestone for China-Liberia Relationship

first_imgHer Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, will pay a state visit to China from 1st to 5th November, 2015 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two presidents will have an official talk at the Great Hall of the People and exchange broad views on bilateral relations. As the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia and the good friend of Liberia, it is my great honor and privilege to witness this remarkable event and I believe that this successful visit to China of Her Excellency will mark a new milestone for the China-Liberia relations ushering in a new blueprint to realize opportunities for future mutual development, and contribute to promoting bilateral cooperation between our two countries.I have worked in Liberia as the Ambassador of China for nearly two years. During this period, China-Liberia relations have been developing on a fast track and significant progress has been made in bilateral cooperation in various fields.In the political field, our mutual trust proceeds to strengthen with high level interaction and in-depth dialogues which set the tone for China-Liberia relationship.Two months ago, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a successful and fruitful visit to Liberia. Minister Wang Yi proposed that our two countries will intensify cooperation in the areas of health care, education, agriculture and fishery, infrastructure construction and human resources development. China will join hands with the Liberian government and people to carry out the Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan of Liberia. During this visit, H.E. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will meet top Chinese leaders, H.E. Xi Jinping, President, H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of State Council, and H.E. Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The face-to-face exchanges between Her Excellency and Chinese top leaders will undoubtedly produce fruitful outcomes lifting the China-Liberia ties to a higher level with a positive consequence in various aspects. In the economic field, our bilateral economic and trade cooperation yielded substantial fruits. Productive and win-win cooperation has laid the solid foundation for the China-Liberia relationship.China is a major development partner of this country and has played a growing role in Liberia’s socio-economical development. Last year, trade volume between our two countries exceeded 4250 million US dollars, a 74% increase over the year before despite the Ebola strike. China continues to be one of Liberia’s top trading partners, as well as the biggest foreign investor and the top project contractor for Liberia.Considering the urgent needs of Liberia, China will speed up the aid projects including the renovation of the SKD Stadium, the Ministerial Complex, and annexes to the Capitol Hill building. Some other projects related to infrastructure, human resources and manufacture are being undertaken to help Liberia achieve economic independence and self-reliant sustainable development with China’s development for win-win cooperation and common development. .On the front of people-to-people exchanges, the two countries have maintained close ties on public health, medical care, education and human resource training. Intensive cultural exchange and people-to-people bonds have brought the people of the two countries closer, providing lasting power for the development of the China-Liberia relationship.I need to point out that in the most difficult period of the Ebola crisis, China did not walk away and instead made the leading efforts and contribution to deliver Ebola Virus Disease emergency support to the affected countries, including Liberia. China was the first to respond to President Sirleaf’s call, and sent 4 batches of aid, including emergency materials, equipment, and food by nine chartered airplanes. China helped build a State-of-the-art ETU, receiving 177 patients, including 10 Ebola patients. More than 400 Chinese medical personnel came to Liberia, fighting against Ebola side by side with the Liberian people. Their commitment truly reflected that China is a good friend of Liberia and Africa. The fast and healthy development of China-Liberia relations reflects the cooperative nature of China-Liberia relations. Liberia and China are both developing countries facing common challenges of development and sharing broad common interests. It is incumbent on us to continue to consolidate China-Liberia friendship, deepen strategic collaboration and enhance practical cooperation between our two countries.At the United Nations summit in September, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged an initial two billion US dollars to establish an assistance fund to help developing nations fight poverty, aiding less developed regions and sharing useful experience with other countries. Carrying forward the principles of “Authenticity, Honesty, Affinity and Credibility” and “Correct Approach to Morality and Profitability” for Africa , China is committed to building and developing political equality and mutual trust, economic cooperation for win-win results, exchange and mutual learning between Chinese and African civilizations, mutual assistance in security affairs and solidarity and cooperation in international affairs. With a view to speeding up China-Liberia relations in combination with these guidelines, the two countries need to:-Remain committed to treating each other as equals and enhancing solidarity and mutual trust.-Increase, improve and strengthen dialogue and cooperation mechanisms between the governments of the two sides at all levels.-Strengthen China’s cooperation with Liberia in safeguarding peace, stability and development to promote the socio-economic development of Liberia;-Adhere to the principle of upholding justice and promoting common interests and common development.-Actively pursue cooperation between our industries and develop industrial capacity, and jointly promote the process of industrialization and agricultural modernization.-Focus on strengthening cooperation in infrastructure projects as well as human resource development cooperation and capacity building.-Insist on mutual learning with improved coordination and growth through mutual efforts.-Deepen cooperation in various fields such as development assistance, medical care and public health, education, science and technology and knowledge sharing, and ecological and environmental protection;-Strengthen people to people and cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries with a view to deepening the understanding and friendship between the peoples of China and Liberia.China is pushing forward the One Belt and One Road Initiative and the African countries are looking forward to speeding up their industrialization and agricultural modernization processes, dedicated to achieving economic independence and self-reliant sustainable development. Through more than 3 decades of reforms, opening and rapid growth, China has come into possession of a multitude of advantageous industries and capacities and is well ready to achieve mutual beneficial and win-win results and common development with Liberia on the mutual complementation basis. I believe, China-Liberia cooperation development is blessed with shared needs, advantages and opportunities, which will make Liberia an important foothold for the One Belt and One Road Initiative. In view of the above, a more mature and comprehensive China-Liberia relationship will make it possible for bilateral cooperation to expand in scope and depth, and for mutual interests and win-win cooperation to grow. This will bring tangible benefits to the people of both countries. As the long-expected State Visit by President Sirleaf is approaching, China is ready to keep working with Liberia to ensure the success of the visit and to ensure China-Liberia relations continues to flourish.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Huskies in search of local billets

first_imgSome team members are not originally from Fort St. John and will need a place to stay throughout the 2011-2012 season.Billeting a player will come with some perks. The billeting home will receive $450 per month to help alleviate the cost of housing a player. The home will also receive Huskies season tickets for the entire family.If the billeting family has any children in minor hockey, the team will also set up a skate with the players for the minor league team.- Advertisement -The billeted players will also give back to the community in a variety of ways, including joining elementary school classes on the ice when they take field trips to play hockey.Currently, the team has six players who need a place to stay within the city. Anyone interested in billeting a Husky can contact Bill at 250-261-3129.last_img read more

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No plan to boycott Russia World Cup over spy poisoning: Adidas

first_img“We do hope that the tournament goes on, because isolation is not the best way to resolution” of tensions with Russia, Kasper Rorsted told journalists at the group’s Bavarian headquarters.“There are hundreds of millions of consumers around the world that are looking forward to a football tournament and want to watch football despite the political situation.”British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to tell lawmakers Wednesday how her government will retaliate against Russia for its alleged role in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a nerve agent.May has said it was “highly likely” that Russia was behind the attack, either directly or because Moscow had “lost control” of the poison.“How can we go to (President Vladimir) Putin’s World Cup now?” the front page of influential tabloid the Daily Mail asked Tuesday.The British government has so far threatened a boycott by officials and dignitaries, but there are as yet no plans to withdraw the England squad.If it materialises, a boycott would not harm Adidas’ business as much as it might have in the past, with the beautiful game now accounting for around 2.0 billion euros ($2.5 billion) of the group’s 21.2 billion euros in sales last year.“The times are gone when one event can make a huge impact on the overall number,” CEO Rorsted said.– Eyes on 2020 –Presenting its annual results for 2017, Adidas reported higher profits as its most popular lines sold more and it honed efficiency, putting it on track for more muscular returns in future.Net profit at the group grew 7.8 percent to 1.1 billion euros last year, with sales up almost 15 percent.The revenue boost was powered by a 27-percent surge in currency-adjusted North American sales and a 29-percent leap in China.Operating, or underlying profit grew almost 31 percent, to 2.1 billion euros.“We want to have the right balance of growing market share and profitability, that is what we call winning,” Rorsted said as he laid out an upgraded profitability goal for 2020.Adidas aims to boost its operating margin to 11.5 percent by 2020, from 9.8 percent last year.That would put the group on track to hit its upgraded target of average growth between 22 and 24 percent per year in net profit from continuing operations between 2015 and 2020.Looking ahead to 2018, Adidas expects currency-adjusted sales to grow around 10 percent in 2018, combining with efficiency savings to produce an operating profit between 9.0 and 13 percent higher.Executives plan to offer investors a dividend of 2.60 euros per share for 2017, up from 2.00 euros the previous year.The group also unveiled plans to further reward shareholders with a 3.0-billion-euro share buyback scheme to run until May 2021, with 1.0 billion euros of purchases set for this year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Adidas is standing by its sponsorship of Russia 2018 despite a row over the poisoning of an ex-spy © AFP / CHRISTOF STACHEFRANKFURT, Germany, Mar 14 – The chief executive of German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday it stood by its sponsorship of this year’s football World Cup in Russia, as tensions mount between Moscow and London over the poisoning of an ex-spy on British soil.Football gear makes up a smaller share of Adidas’ fast-growing business than in the past, but the firm remains keen to see the balls it has provided to FIFA since 1970 and the shirts of its sponsored teams adorn TV screens worldwide.last_img read more

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‘It’s a manhunt’: Mourinho slams critics after United escape

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has accused his critics of staging a manhunt© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 6 – Jose Mourinho accused his critics of staging a “manhunt” to get him sacked after Manchester United rescued their under-fire manager with a dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday.Just hours after a report emerged that Mourinho would be sacked regardless of United’s result against Newcastle, his team were rocked at Old Trafford as they conceded two goals in the opening 10 minutes. But after being booed off at half-time, United avoided going five games without a win thanks to a thrilling second half fightback.Juan Mata’s free-kick was followed by Anthony Martial’s equaliser, setting the stage for a 90th minute winner from Alexis Sanchez, who had been dropped by Mourinho before coming off the bench in the second half.Whether Mourinho keeps his job remains to be seen, but the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss came out fighting following weeks of criticism of his handling of United’s squad, sparked by his fall-out with star midfielder Paul Pogba and other key players.“As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning, if it rains in London tomorrow, it’s my fault. Brexit, it’s my fault. I have to be ready for this. There is a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt,” Mourinho said.“In the end we won the match and I think we deserved to win. I think the fans deserved to win. At 2-0 at half-time, with all the dynamic of the man-hunting, I think they behaved amazingly well for the team. This is what a football club is.“The industry I work in is different, a lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be beautiful.“For me it’s not easy but I think life is made of experiences and some are new and some are deja vu. This is new but I think it makes me a better manager and a better person because I understand things in human nature.”– ‘I can cope’ –Mourinho insisted he wouldn’t be affected by the doubters claiming he has lost control of his club and is destined for the axe.Instead, he claimed the criticism was more of a problem for players who froze under the spotlight.“In the biggest clubs in the world there are periods with a lot of meat and periods with a lot of bones,” he said.“I am 55 years old, I am mature, I can cope with it and live with being hunted. I think some of the boys are not coping well with it.“The way they started the game was panicking. I thought at some moments we could score in our own goal. It’s not easy for them.“I cope with it, with some sadness, but I’m a big boy. Clearly some of the boys, Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. All the players committed mistakes that were not normal.”Amid all the talk of shattered relationships with Pogba, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia, who was left out of the squad, Mourinho was adamant the fightback showed he retains the squad’s support.“It’s ridiculous talk to say they don’t play for the manager, they play for the club. It’s not about that,” he said.“What I asked the players is to give absolutely everything.“This is not about me, this is not about the players, this is about the club, and in the second half the players gave absolutely everything. Nothing more to give.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGALDAILY BREAKS NEW RECORDS: MORE READERS EVERY DAY

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM has broken new records – with 220,000 monthly page impressions.And we now have more readers, or unique users, than ever before…at a staggering 22,800!On Saturday during our live coverage of the election counts in Donegal’s two hotly-fought constituencies, the number of readers doubled. Launched in November, donegaldaily.com is the internet business success story of the year in Co Donegal.Covering breaking stories as they happen, it is now the No1 choice for news in the county.Almost 90% of our readers are in Ireland – but our service is becoming hugely popular with the growing number of Donegal people living abroad.During the election count coverage at the weekend, we were inundated with emails and good wishes from Donegal people in Australia, USA, throughout Europe and the Far East. Our statistics are counted by the world’s largest e-business Google and they show we now have readers in 96 countries worldwide!Donegaldaily.com Editor Stephen Maguire said today: “It has become a massive success so quickly. We don’t take that for granted and we constantly update the site with breaking news stories, but also with lots of exclusives and investigations.“It is also becoming a unique link with Donegal people abroad; both those who have been away for a while and those forced to leave to find work in recent times.”If you have news stories, sports reports – or anything happening with your club, sports organisation or association, you can make sure everyone knows quickly by emailing info@donegaldaily.com.Sure I read that in donegaldaily.com…….First With the Big Stories DONEGALDAILY BREAKS NEW RECORDS: MORE READERS EVERY DAY was last modified: February 27th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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