Holloway reveals late Zaha bid

first_img Press Association “All I can talk about is how I felt when certain things were out there – that he didn’t care, he wasn’t putting it in and his heart wasn’t with us when we were having a dodgy spell. “It just wasn’t true. He couldn’t help us more if he tried – he was trying too hard. Nothing pleased me more in the final that he won a penalty and we scored. “Against Brighton away he got two – fantastic. What more would that boy need to do for Crystal Palace if he isn’t a legend already?” Holloway was full of praise for Zaha, whose legacy he believes “will be very, very difficult for anyone to emulate”. The Palace boss also thinks you would be hard pushed to find a better place for the winger to take his talent to the next level. “They produce and nurture talent,” Holloway said. “I remember Cristiano Ronaldo a few years ago doing 15million step-overs and getting nowhere. And now look what he does. “Who has helped? I would suggest it is Man United and the attitude of the club. I am delighted for him. “He will have to learn about being a big club and what that means but I am so proud of that boy, I can’t tell you.” The 20-year-old is now at Old Trafford full-time but is unlikely to feature when the sides meet on Saturday given he has yet to make his Premier League debut for David Moyes’ side. Holloway is not surprised by the fact Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor has not yet played him and is part of the reason why he tried to bring him back on loan. When asked the last time he tried to re-sign Zaha, Holloway said: “The day the window shut. Just in case. “I think out of respect to them I knew damn well they wouldn’t do it. What would that look like? And there will be enough competitions to give him some games. “I have been continually asking because the person who brought him isn’t there anymore. “I think from Wilf’s point of view it would be much easier for Sir Alex to play him. “David has just gone in and sometimes with Wilf it is a risk as he doesn’t always track back. “But I think his career at Man United will be a success because of the boy that he is. David will select him at the right time, which is completely right. Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway tried to bring Wilfried Zaha back from Manchester United up until the very last moment of the transfer window. A graduate of the south Londoners’ academy, the winger joined Manchester United in January for a reported £15million. Despite the move, Zaha returned to Palace on loan for the remainder of the season and furthered his fans’ favourite status by helping propel the club back to the Premier League. last_img read more

Sadio Mane seals Southampton’s Premier League win against Swansea

first_img Centre-half Van Dijk, the £13million deadline-day signing from Celtic, headed an early opener before Dusan Tadic struck at the start of the second half. Mane then added the third to make it nine goals for free-scoring Saints this week following their Capital One Cup demolition of MK Dons. But Southampton gave themselves some breathing space in the 54th minute when Pelle’s neat chip sent Tadic scampering in behind. The Serbian midfielder looked to have gone too wide but as he cut back inside and shot, the ball looped up off the boot of Ki and flew over Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. And just as Saints fans began regaling their Welsh visitors with a chorus of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Mane popped up with his fourth goal of the season. Ashley Williams only half-cleared after Pelle prodded the ball goalwards and Mane was on hand to guide a precise, low shot inside Fabianski’s right-hand post from 20 yards. Swansea did at least manage a consolation, ending their recent goal drought, after Neil Taylor was brought down by Jose Fonte in the 82nd minute and Sigurdsson stepped up to tuck in the spot-kick. TWEET OF THE MATCH “@RonaldKoeman: Not our best game but high efficiency and important points! #SaintsFC” – The Southampton boss obviously wanted more from his side despite a comfortable win. RATINGS Southampton Maarten Stekelenburg: 6 Cedric Soares: 6 Jose Fonte: 6 Virgil van Dijk: 7 Ryan Bertrand: 7 Steven Davis: 7 Dusan Tadic: 7 Victor Wanyama: 7 James Ward-Prowse: 6 Sadio Mane: 8 Graziano Pelle: 7 Subs Oriol Romeu: 6 Jay Rodriguez: 6 Swansea Lukasz Fabianski: 5 Neil Taylor: 6 Ashley Williams: 5 Federico Fernandez: 5 Kyle Naughton: 5 Ki Sung-Yeung: 5 Jack Cork: 5 Gylfi Sigurdsson: 5 Jonjo Shelvey: 6 Andre Ayew 5 Bafetimbi Gomis 5 Subs Eder: 5 Jefferson Montero: 5 Leon Britton: 5 STAR PLAYER Sadio Mane: The Senegalese forward looked in the mood from the first whistle and caused Swansea problems all afternoon. Deserved to cap his performance with a goal. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Mane’s goal: Williams only half-cleared the ball and Mane was calm enough to guide the ball inside Fabianski’s left-hand post from 20 yards. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Swansea came to soak up Southampton pressure and maybe hit them on the break. It didn’t work. Southampton’s slick attacking trio of Pelle, Tadic and Mane were too good for the visitors. MOAN OF THE MATCH Swansea leaving Bafetimbi Gomis isolated up front: The French striker always looks a threat when he is on the ball, but cannot do much without it. Might as well have not been on the pitch. WHO’S UP NEXT Chelsea v Southampton (Premier League, Saturday October 3) Swansea v Tottenham (Premier League, Sunday October 4) Swansea, by contrast, are now without a win from their last four matches, although they at least registered their first goal in that stretch when Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked away a penalty. However, the Swans were well beaten by then, as Saturday’s first England-versus-Wales showdown went to the home side. The Swans could have taken the lead in the sixth-minute when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Jonjo Shelvey’s shot into the path of Ki Sung-Yueng. But unfortunately for Ki, the South Korean midfielder’s finish would have looked more at home at Twickenham as he blazed high over the crossbar. Saints began to threaten after Victor Wanyama robbed Andre Ayew and fed Graziano Pelle, who teed up Mane for a shot which he dragged across goal and inches wide. And the opening goal arrived in the 10th minute when Van Dijk shook off the attentions of his marker, former Saint Jack Cork, to power in a near-post header from James Ward-Prowse’s corner. Swansea briefly threatened to rally before half-time but Shelvey’s shot flew over and Stekelenburg saved well low down from Ki. Garry Monk made a double change at half-time, hauling off Cork and the ineffective Bafetimbi Gomis. Virgil van Dijk’s first goal in England and Sadio Mane’s third in a week helped fire Southampton to a 3-1 win over Swansea. Press Associationlast_img read more

South Haven girls win SCBL Tournament Championship Saturday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven girls won the South-Central Border League Basketball Tournament over Sedan 44-34 held at Cowley Community College Saturday evening.West Elk would beat Udall 51-47 for first place in the boys division (see brackets here: Final SCBL girls BB bracket 2015 and SCBL boys BB bracket 2015).Caldwell would defeat Oxford 52-37 for third place in the boys division. Caldwell girls would finish fifth.•••••South Haven’s championshipSouth Haven captured the SCBL tournament crown with a 44-34 victory over Sedan Friday night. The Cardinals opened with an 11-8 first quarter lead, but trailed at the half, 18-17.The Cardinals would outscore the Blue Devils 11-8 and 16-8 in the third and fourth quarter for the win.South Haven was led by Chloe Ralls with 12 points. Deborah Morrison had 10 and Paige Turek 9 (see full stats here: South Haven vs. Sedan girls stats).The Cardinals were 13 of 35 from the field for a 37 percent success rate, and 17 of 30 from the free throw line. Baylee Tanner led the team in rebounds with 8.South Haven is now 8-4 overall and 2-0 in league play. South Haven1161116—44 SCBL Tournament Championship girls      Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down ProudDAD · 289 weeks ago These games were awesome. the CCCC campus was a good place to hold this. My daughter Esther got to Play some good defense. The Team did an awesome job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Twitter. South Haven: Harris 2, Morrison 10, Ralls 12, Turek 9, Tanner 4, Ray 2, Hawkins 5. Total: 13 (1) 17-30 44. Sedan81086—34last_img read more