Tottenham transfer news LIVE – All the latest Spurs updates and gossip

first_imgAlex Terrell25 Aug 2019, 9:27 amJAMIE CARRAGHER has risked the wrath of Spurs fans, by comparing them to rivals Arsenal.The former Liverpool defender was speaking during punditry for the Reds’ 3-1 win over the Gunners at Anfield.He said: “Before we’ve been really critical of Arsenal coming here. “Arsenal still lost here 3-1, but it could have been more.“But for the Premier League it shows how far ahead Liverpool and Man City are – that two of their rivals in Tottenham and Arsenal have come to their own grounds and they’ve beaten them convincingly.”At this point it was made clear that Spurs actually DREW with Manchester City a week ago.Realising this, Carragher clarified his comments, saying: “I know Man City v Spurs is a draw but 99 times out of 100 they win that.”Duncan Wright25 Aug 2019, 7:15 amWWWW@SpursOfficial have won 4⃣ consecutive #PL meetings with NewcastleWill they make it 5⃣ for the first time?#TOTNEW pic.twitter.com/okckH1cV8c— Premier League (@premierleague) August 25, 2019Jake Lambourne25 Aug 2019, 10:43 pmTOTTENHAM are growing increasingly confident that Toby Alderweireld will sign a new contract extension at the club.The Belgium centre-back’s deal runs out in the summer but there is a belief at Spurs that he will agree fresh terms.Alderweireld, 30, was free to leave for £25million in the summer window due to a clause in his deal but remained in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.Manchester United and City were candidates to take him but Harry Maguire, 26, was seen as a long-term investment at Old Trafford.Pep Guardiola needed cover after Vincent Kompany’s departure but he instead earmarked midfielder Fernandinho as a back-up centre-half.Jake Lambourne25 Aug 2019, 10:21 pmFORMER Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara insists Dele Alli must do more as he drifts in and out of games too much.He told talkSPORT: “You’ve got to look at him, you need to get more out of him. How do I get more out of Dele Alli as a manager, and as a club? “He has to start setting new targets and new goals. You can’t sit in the comfort zone.“Potentially he’s still going to be one of Tottenham’s best players that will be at the club for a long, long period of time, but they have to find a way to get more out of him and develop him. “For me he plays on the cusp of games, he’s in and out too much.”Jake Lambourne25 Aug 2019, 9:46 pmMAN UTD boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled out signing free transfer Fernando Llorente.The Spanish striker is available following his release by Tottenham.When asked about the player in his post-match press conference following the Crystal Palace loss, Solskjaer stated there will be no further incomings this window.Responding directly to a question about Llorente, he said: “We are not looking at any more signings.”Load more entries… Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 3:52 pm🔙 👀 Look who’s back… #PL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/Wu6dkVNvvB— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2019Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 3:50 pm#THFC: Lloris (C), Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Lucas, Son, Kane. @WilliamHill latest (18+) https://t.co/f5FmCOpdFz #PL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/l1hjfxk1k8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2019Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 3:04 pmTOBY ALDERWEIRELD’S wages set to be doubled to £120,000 per week with new contract offer. Football Insider are reporting that the Belgian centre-back is going to be rewarded with a huge wage increase providing the star stays put at the club this summer.Nobody is expected to make an offer before the European transfer window closes on September 2, especially after all clubs missed the chance to bring him in for just £25m earlier in the summer, before a clause in his contract expired. Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 2:19 pmTOTTENHAM VS NEWCASTLE to kick-off in just over 2 hours, with team news out at 3:30pm. Spurs will take on the Magpies at 4:30pm, as Steve Bruce faces a difficult job away in North London to earn his side’s first points of the season. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are unbeaten from the opening two matches, and will rise above their rivals Arsenal with a win today. The starting line-ups will be announced in just over an hour. Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 1:32 pmDIMITAR BERBATOV believes there is “some kind of conflict” going on between Mauricio Pochettino and Christian Eriksen. With the Dane being linked with a move away to Real Madrid this summer, the former Spurs striker told Betfair, “With Eriksen there is something going on behind the scenes that we don’t see or don’t know.“I mean wow do you look at each other on the training pitch if you want to go and the coach wants you to stay?”The former forward said, “For me the transfer window should close before the season starts, in England it does and that is a good thing.”But due to the European transfer window not closing until September 2, Berbatov said, “The people in charge must come up with a solution because other teams can still come and take players from the Premier League.”Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 12:49 pmTOTTENHAM face competition from Southampton for the signature of QPR striker Eberechi Eze. As reported by SunSport, the 21-year-old striker is a target to replace the recently released Fernando Llorente at Spurs. But with the youngster expected to merely be back-up for Harry Kane, the Saints may be able to offer the rising star more game time in the Premier League. The forward is already up and running in the Championship this season, scoring a goal in his first goal of the campaign in just one appearance so far. William Pugh25 Aug 2019, 12:05 pmTottenham’s next six fixtures…William Pugh25 Aug 2019, 11:36 amWilliam Pugh25 Aug 2019, 11:06 amTOTTENHAM are reportedly willing to offload Christian Eriksen this transfer window – but only if they receive a bid of £50million or more.The 27-year-old has just one year left on his contract with Spurs, and there are no signs that the Danish playmaker will commit his long-term future to the club.It has been claimed that the ex-Ajax ace would only consider leaving if one of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus come in for him.SunSport exclusively revealed Los Blancos are ready to make a move for the player before the European window slams shut on September 2. And the Mail have stated that Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs owner Daniel Levy have agreed they will come to a compromise should a bid arrive.But they will only consider allowing the midfielder to depart if a potential suitor stumps up £50m as they look to avoid losing him on a free.William Pugh25 Aug 2019, 10:31 am#OnThisDay in 2011 @HKane made his Spurs debut! 💙 #OneOfOurOwn 🙌 pic.twitter.com/7hh2H9CUhE— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2019 SPURS were once again the beneficiaries of a stoppage time VAR review as they came away with Man City with a 2-2 drawMauricio Pochettino’s men were clinical at the Etihad and will now expect nothing less than maximum points at home to struggling Newcastle.Follow ALL of the latest Spurs news, updates and gossip below…Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 10:54 pmSPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to rule out any players leaving before the European transfer window slams shut.He said: “We are waiting to see what happens. It’s not an easy situation. “This season we have a lot of individual circumstances and we need to wait. “We know this can unsettle the group but we know in 10 days it will finish and things will be clear.” Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 10:13 pmPAULO DYBALA’S agent Jorge Antum has denied claims that the player didn’t leave Juventus due to him requesting too much commission.Both Man Utd and Spurs held talks with the Argentinian ace, but talks ultimately collapses.Speaking to Tuttosport, Antum said: “Yes, I talked to the British, but the commission stories are not true: there were questions between the clubs.”Before adding: “Paulo must enjoy the moment with Juventus, what will happen in the future I don’t know.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 9:31 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO has claimed he is disappointed by his side’s performance against Newcastle.He said: “I don’t want to be critical with the team. We didn’t perform as we expect. It was a very cheap goal, like against Aston Villa.“We didn’t create – we had possession but we didn’t create enough chances. We didn’t find the capacity to break down their defensive line. They were very organised and defended deep.“I’m very disappointed with the performance and with the result.“Sometimes it’s not about possession – it’s about individual actions and today we didn’t show the type of quality we needed.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 8:44 pmSON-HEUNG MIN has claimed that his side should have got a result against the Magpies.He said: “The goals were missing today. We had plenty of chances but we were not clinical enough.“It’s always hard against teams that play deep, it makes it more difficult. “I think we had chances to score, we should have got something out of this game.“We have only played three games, there is a long way to go. This was not the best result but we have to stay positive and go again.”Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 7:59 pmJERMAINE JENAS says it was a “shocker” that Mike Dean didn’t award Spurs a penalty against Newcastle, especially with VAR involved. With VAR now in the Premier League, it is expected that decisions always go the right way. But Jenas disagrees with Mike Dean’s decision not to award a foul against Jamal Lascelles, after he appeared to bring Harry Kane to the floor inside the 18-yard box. The former Tottenham midfielder went on to say, “The fact that VAR has looked at that and not decided that it was a penalty does surprise me, but I think this is VAR’s way of saying they are going to stand by the referee’s decisions.”Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 7:00 pmLORD SUGAR ‘not sure why Eriksen did not start’ against Newcastle as he deems it ‘not a good performance’ from Tottenham.Spurs’ ex-owner took to twitter to express his opinion of the team’s loss to the Magpies earlier today. Commenting on the absence of Christian Eirksen, the Dane’s desire to move to Real Madrid appears to be an issue with manager Mauricio Pochettino. center_img Not a good performance from @SpursOfficial today . Harry touched the ball about 3 times.Not sure why Erikson did not start .— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) August 25, 2019Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 6:24 pmNEWCASTLE defeat Tottenham 1-0 after Joelinton scores first goal for club. The record signing salvaged all three points for the Magpies after the Brazilian buried it into the bottom corner from inside the box. Steve Bruce’s side defended magnificently as Spurs’ chances were limited.Mauricio Pochettino’s team suffered their first defeat of the season. Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 6:05 pmSPURS still trailing 1-0 with just 15 minutes left on the clock as Eriksen is subbed on. The Dane, who has been heavily linked with a move away to Real Madrid all summer, will have to produce his magic in the final third if Spurs want to salvage something from the game, as he did last week.Pochettino’s side have lacked creativity all game.Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 5:30 pmSPURS losing 1-0 at half-time to Newcastle after Joelinton strikes home. The Magpies have upset Tottenham so far in their own backyard after frustrating Harry Kane and co. Add to this the defensive error of Davinson Sanchez, who was caught out of position to allow summer signing Joelinton to grab his first goal for Steve Bruce’s side. Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 4:41 pmTOTTENHAM VS NEWCASTLE has begun!After 10 minutes the game is currently goalless, which Mauricio Pochettino’s side will look to change as the game goes on. Stay tuned for updates on the match. last_img read more

Walker-Peters and Dier struggle but Sessegnon shines on full Tottenham debut

first_imgTottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next match Bayern Munich comfortably defeated Spurs in the final match of Group B, but Ryan Sessegnon provided a crumb of comfort for the travelling fans this evening.Tottenham’s hosts completely dominated proceedings from start to finish, with Jose Mourinho’s side struggling to string attacks together.4 Ryan Sessegnon was unfazed on his Spurs debutCredit: ReutersAnd the Spurs boss will be disappointed with how many of his fringe players struggled to assert themselves on their illustrious opponents.Debutant Sessegnon looked unphased, however, and took his one chance superbly to equalise in the first half.SunSport’s Etienne Fermie runs the rule over how Spurs’s stars performed at the Allianz Arena this evening.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 6Excellent early save to deny Pavard. Mostly good, confident distribution. Couldn’t have done anything about the goals.KYLE WALKER-PETERS – 4Nowhere to be seen as Coman slotted home for 1-0. Given a really tough evening by a combination of Coman, Davies and Perisic.4 Kyle Walker-Peters struggled on his big chanceCredit: ReutersJUAN FOYTH – 6Had plenty of crosses to deal with as Bayern bombarded Spurs from the flanks. Tried to be confident with the ball but was given very few options.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 6Had plenty to do. Defended well but was unable to get Spurs moving forward with his trademark diagonal passes.DANNY ROSE – 5Was always going to be a difficult task up against Gnabry. Stuck to his task admirably but often came out second best against the former Arsenal winger.ERIC DIER – 4Unable to assert himself on the likes of Coutinho and Thiago in the middle of the park. Skipper on the night had a difficult job with Spurs having so little possession, but he will be disappointed.4 Eric Dier was ineffective in the middleCredit: Getty – ContributorMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Wasted a golden chance when put through down the right channel in the first half. Like Dier, struggled to make an impact on the game. Very few of his trademark bursts with the ball.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 5Booked after a skirmish with Joshua Kimmich. A few nice little passes but was largely unable to make an impact on the game. Was, for the most part, shunted out onto the right hand side and restricted to chasing shadows.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 6Knitted play together nicely when Spurs managed to get into possession in the first half. Lovely pass to set up a Son one-on-one in the second.RYAN SESSEGNON – 7Pace worried Bayern. Fantastic composed finish to equalise for Spurs. Tottenham’s best outlet.4 Ryan Sessegnon was ultra composed to smash home the equaliser for 1-1Credit: AFP or licensorsLUCAS MOURA – 5Valiantly chased and harried but was starved of service. Spurs’ inability to get on the ball restricted the impact that Lucas could have on the game.SUBSTITUTES:Son Heung-min (for Lucas Moura, 65th minute) – Should have done better when twice put through one-on-one. 5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaOliver Skipp (for Giovani Lo Celso, 65th minute) – Looked to hustle and harry the dominant Bayern midfielders and gave as good as he got. 6Victor Wanyama (for Eric Dier, 81st minute) – Forgotten man, just happy to be out there. No time to make an impact. 5Subs not used: Austin, Sanchez, Tanganga, Parrottlast_img read more

Austria mum on reported SMB-Kia trade

first_imgSan Miguel coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria kept his lips sealed on the reported trade involving his team and Kia.Sources told INQUIRER.net on Sunday that the Picanto have traded the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft to the Beermen in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson World Series patches in place, Dodgers prepare for Astros Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img READ: Kia trades top pick to San MiguelA revised version of the deal also surfaced with the Beermen sending Ronald Tubid, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, McCarthy, a future pick, and cash considerations to the Picanto for the top selection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe trade has reportedly been submitted but the Office of the Commissioner has yet to give its approval.Austria carefully watched PBA aspirants during the Draft Combine despite San Miguel not owning any pick in this year’s draft. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Prospective number one pick Christian Standhardinger did not attend the combine due to his commitments with his ABL team Hong Kong.The Fil-German big man, though, posted on his Twitter account that he will be in attendance for the PBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

School program may be in jeopardy

first_imgAfter ten years, Kokanee may not be returning to the classroom. The program allows students to collect kokanee salmon eggs, hatch them, and then return the salmon fry to the Williston Lake Reservoir.However, program representatives were told by Bob Coyle, program manager for the Peace/Williston Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, that the program would not be able to continue next school year.A presentation by made to City Council, Monday, by the principal, two teachers and a fifth grade student from CM Finch Elementary highlighted the importance of the program to students at the school.Glynnis Maundrell is a teacher at the school and said five classes between grades 3 to 7 participated this year. She said the student’s jobs were to learn about, monitor, and look after the salmon.Advertisement – Advertisement -Helen Gilbert, Blair Grimes, Glynnis Maundrell, and Heather MacGillivray were part of a delegation from CM Finch Elementary school to speak about the ‘Kokanee in the Classroom’ project that is being deferred./Kimberley Molina The school’s principal, Helen Gilbert, said the program allowed students to experience places they may not have previously known about.[asset|aid=2966|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=52b78e06012c596d458159f924a66034-Kokaneee 1_1_Pub.mp3] The delegates asked the Fort St. John city council for a letter of support to continue the project.The total cost of the program was not known at the time.Advertisementlast_img read more

Insider Trading: Chelsea’s midfield targets in detail, plus FINAL Daily Pogba!

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the summer window.Today, our man in the know brings us the FINAL Daily Pogba after the saga of the summer was finally brought to an end.Warren divulges the finer details on both Paul Pogba’s world record return to Manchester United and the surprise announcement of John Stones to Manchester City, and gives us an update of all the other latest Premier League gossip.That includes Chelsea, who are chasing midfielders Blaise Matuidi and Joao Mario, though the Blues face big competition to sign the Paris Saint-Germain and Sporting Lisbon stars.Juventus are keen on signing Matuidi to replace the departed Pogba, while Inter Milan and Liverpool are amoung the sides scouting Portugal star Mario.Meanwhile, we get the latest developments in Swansea’s pursuit of Spanish striker Borja Baston, who is reportedly nearing a £15million move to the Liberty Stadium.Get all this and MORE in the latest Insider Trading – Listen above!Latest talkSPORT.com headlines:OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Paul Pogba from Juventus for world record transfer fee of £89mCONFIRMED: Manchester City sign England defender John Stones from Everton for fee of £47.5million‘I’ve come back home’ – Paul Pogba delighted to seal Manchester United return in world record £89million dealDEAL AGREED! Swansea to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston for club-record feeMartin Demichelis set for LaLiga move after Manchester City releaseEmmanuel Frimpong is back in an Arsenal shirtREJECTED! Southampton have £12.8m bid turned down for Juventus midfielder Stefano SturaroNew Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer to relaunch pursuit of Chelsea and Liverpool target Joao MarioManchester United transfer latest: Galatasaray plot loan move for Red Devils outcast Bastian SchweinsteigerWest Ham move ahead of Liverpool in battle to land Real Madrid wonderkid Martin OdegaardChievo president pursuing ‘dream’ deal for Liverpool striker Mario Balotellilast_img read more

DONEGAL SOCCER FANS URGED TO GET THEIR ‘CARDS’ BEFORE EURO 2016

first_imgCllr Jimmy KavanaghCouncillor Jimmy Kavanagh is reminding Donegal soccer fans to get their free European Health Insurance Card in time to support the boys in green in France this summer. “With just 7 seeks to go until Ireland’s opening group match with Sweden, thousands of fans are planning to travel. Medical treatment can be very expensive abroad. That’s why I’m asking travelling fans to get their free European Health Insurance Cards now,” Kavanagh explained.“As Irish residents we are entitled to get healthcare through the public system in France, or any other European country, if we become ill or injured while on a temporary stay. But you must have a European Health Insurance Card or EHIC (formerly known as the E111) to access health care services. “One card is needed for each individual or member of the family and it’s free to apply and receive the card. All you have to do to get your card is fill in your name, address, date of birth and PPS online on a HSE website (https://www.sspcrs.ie/portal/ehic/welcome.do).“Once you have these basic details your card will be posted out to you free of charge. If you have a smart phone, you can also download the free EHIC App, to help you contact health services in Europe.
 
”As fans get ready to travel to France, now is the time to apply for the free European Health Insurance Card. A few minutes online could save a lot of money if you have an accident or become ill in France”, Councillor Kavanagh concluded.DONEGAL SOCCER FANS URGED TO GET THEIR ‘CARDS’ BEFORE EURO 2016 was last modified: April 27th, 2016 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:donegalEuro 2016Jimmy Kavanaghlast_img read more

Alternative league table – Top 30 clubs in England revealed and ranked

first_img 21. Middlesbrough are ranked with 1559 Elo points 26. Leeds United are ranked with 1508 Elo points 5. Arsenal are ranked with 1845 Elo points 20. Hull City are ranked with 1567 Elo points 6. Liverpool are ranked with 1835 Elo points 3. Manchester City are ranked with 1864 Elo points 4. Manchester United are ranked with 1855 Elo points 22. Sunderland are ranked with 1557 Elo points 30 14. West Bromwich Albion are ranked with 1643 Elo points 30 30 30 30 28. Cardiff City are ranked with 1483 Elo points 30 30 30 30 30. Aston Villa are ranked the 30th best team in England, with 1470 Elo points – click the right arrow above to see the remaining 29 teams ranked – And scroll down for an explanation of the Elo ratings. 17. Newcastle United are ranked with 1620 Elo points 30 23. Fulham are ranked with 1542 Elo points 30 30 30 18. Watford are ranked with 1601 Elo points 24. Norwich City are ranked with 1532 Elo points 7. Everton are ranked with 1747 Elo points 30 16. Burnley are ranked with 1626 Elo points 29. Huddersfield Town are ranked with 1471 Elo points Chelsea were crowned champions of the Premier League last season, but are they really the best team?Despite league tables at the end of every campaign ranking teams by how they performed over the previous campaign, is there any way a league table could lie?After all, this time last year Leicester City were Premier League champions, but it was arguable whether they were indisputably the best team in England, and soon after they found themselves struggling near the foot of the table.That’s where the Elo rating system comes in.Originally a method to rate and rank chess players, the Elo system has since been adapted to a host of other sports – including football.The basic principle of the Elo system is that the difference in ratings between two opposing teams provide a prediction for the result of a fixture.At the end of the game, the rating is updated based on the result; it increases if a team performed better than expected, and decreases if the performance was worse (for more explanation, click here).Using this system, English football clubs have been ranked all the way back to the start of the 1946/47 season, counting domestic league results from the top two divisions – cup competitions do not count, as teams without an Elo rating can feature.So, who are the top 30 clubs in England currently, based on their Elo ranking? Click the right arrow, above, to find out…*For further information about the Elo rating system see clubelo.com 30 15. Crystal Palace are ranked with 1640 Elo points 25. Reading are ranked with 1519 Elo points 27. Derby County are ranked with 1497 Elo points 30 12. AFC Bournemouth are ranked with 1651 Elo points 30 30 30 30 19. Brighton and Hove Albion are ranked with 1581 Elo points 9. Southampton are ranked with 1689 Elo points 30 30 10. West Ham United are ranked with 1669 Elo points 30 30 30 30 2. Tottenham Hotspur are ranked with 1885 Elo points 13. Swansea City are ranked with 1646 Elo points 30 8. Leicester City are ranked with 1714 Elo points 30 30 11. Stoke City are ranked with 1659 Elo points 30 1. Chelsea are ranked the best team in England, with 1906 Elo pointslast_img read more

Who is Finn Harp’s top scorer so far in 2016?

first_imgFinn Harp’s have revealed their top three scorers so far in 2016. With their clash with Sligo Rovers only around the corner, and many upcoming fixtures in place, there is plenty of opportunity left for players to rise up through the ranks and be named top scorer of 2016. Here are the top three; (1) Ryan Curran – 6(2) Sean Houston – 4(3) David Scully – 3Kevin McHugh, Damien McNulty, Josh Mailey, Tony McNamee, and Ethan Boyle – 1 (in League Cup) are all level on one goal.  Hopefully we get a few more goals in on Saturday! Who is Finn Harp’s top scorer so far in 2016? was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:david scullyfinn harpsgoalRyan CurranscorerSean Houstonlast_img read more

CROOKED DONEGAL COP OPENS UP ABOUT HIS CRIMINAL PAST

first_imgA Donegal cop has told for the first time how he sold drugs and went to jail for his crime.Peter DalyPeter Daly emigrated to New York where he became an NYPD officer in the 1970s.Now an RTE  radio documentary reveals how he stole and resold drugs from the biggest seizure in US history, earning him a ten year sentence in prison with mobsters and thieves. Born in 1933, Peter grew up in Ballyshannon, where his father was a GP.He moved to New York at the age of 19 and volunteered to fight in the Korean War.When he returned to New York, he got an American citizenship and joined the Police Academy in 1961.Peter started off as a beat cop on streets of New York. He recalls in the documentary how he and his colleagues would bunk off and sleep in coffins in a mortuary rather that being on patrol. He moved up the ranks to the NYPD’s Special Investigations Unit, an elite group that probed into the gangsters of New York’s criminal underworld.In 1970, Peter’s unit uncovered 100kg of heroin and cocaine in a drug seizure bigger than the famous French Connection. Retired authority personnel in the documentary say it was more likely that 105kg, or even 110kg of drugs was found. The extra kilograms were sold on by Peter and his crew of crooked cops.Peter returned to Ballyshannon as his crimes were revealed to the US courts. He was safe from extradition in Ireland, but a visit to a relative in England turned sour as police swarmed his hotel in Liverpool.From a prison cell in the UK’s Pentonville Prison, Peter’s efforts to avoid extradition failed.He stood before a grand jury in the US in 1975, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison because his ‘Irish stubbornness’ meant that he would not tell on his accomplices and reveal information. It was Peter’s silence and refusal to cooperate with detectives that earned him respect among the tough gangsters of US prison. He befriended thieves and mafia bosses who protected him during his five year incarceration.Nowadays, Peter Daly is known as an 80-year-old gentleman in the town of Ballyshannon. The documentary chronicles how such a Donegal man could have become immersed in the corrupt world of New York at the time.As his past is revealed in this documentary, Peter justifies his actions, “You had to be a thief to catch a thief.The documentary was made by fellow Ballyshannon man Marc McMenamin. Peter Daly – Good Cop/Bad Cop? airs on RTE Radio 1 on September 14th 2013.CROOKED DONEGAL COP OPENS UP ABOUT HIS CRIMINAL PAST was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT

first_imgA 3k charity walk/run in memory of a young Letterkenny man who lost his life in a car crash takes place tonight.Shaun Graham was one of two young men who perished in a car crash in Rathmullan last year.The Shaun Graham Memorial 3k walk/run takes place tonight with a large crowd expected to honour the popular young man. CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: September 9th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyMemorial runShaun Grahamlast_img read more