Mauricio Pochettino 1 Tottenham Hotspur fans are preparing for an inevitable defeat on Saturday after the news Mauricio Pochettino was named Manager of the Month.The Argentine led his side to three victories out of three, including a stunning 4-1 triumph over Premier League table toppers Manchester City.But, despite their unbeaten run now stretching to seven games, Spurs fans have come over all pessimistic ahead of their clash with Liverpool and believe the only outcome possible is a chastening defeat.You can check out what Tottenham supporters are saying below…
Arsenal could, believe it or not, be active in the January transfer window.Arsene Wenger recently revealed that the Gunners could complete their first transfer of the winter market within the next 10 days, so it makes sense to look at who could – or rather should – be on the Frenchman’s wish list, including their rumoured opening signing.But who could catch Wenger’s eye over the next month?Take a look at our possible Arsenal wishlist of 10 players who could head to the Emirates in January by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 10 3. Mohamed Elneny (FC Basel) – Reports have claimed that Arsenal have agreed a £7m fee for the transfer of Elneny and, as such, it looks now to be more of a case of understanding where the Egypt international will slot into Wengers side. The 23-year-old looks to be a direct replacement to the injured Francis Coquelin, with his strengths lying in his physical prowess and his reading of the game. In todays market, £7m is a minor fee, and if he can quickly adapt to the Premier League and fill the void left by Coquelin, he could be one of Wengers finest deals. 10 10 10 10 10 10. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) – On the subject of strikers, if the Gunners are looking for a cheap attacking option in the winter window, Austin, who will be out of contract in the summer, could be worth considering. Many were left disappointed when the striker followed the Hoops down to the Championship, believing that his goal-scoring exploits, despite his sides relegation, proved his value in the Premier League. His price tag, though, may have been the key deterrent in no top-flight club making a move. With his current Loftus Road deal expiring at the end of the campaign, however, his future is in his hands. 6. Sergi Samper (Barcelona) – We all know how successful Arsenals signings from Barcelona have been. Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Alexis Sanchez are among the notable names to have stunned north London, and perhaps its time for another exciting Camp Nou prospect to turn to the Emirates Stadium. The youngster has excelled in Barcelonas B side, and his few classy performances for the first-team has earned him much support from the clubs supporters. He could therefore prove difficult sign, with the possibility that he is considered a long-term replacement to Sergio Busquets or Andres Iniesta but, ultimately, if the Gunners offer the right cash, he could be available. 10 2. Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen) – While Hernandezs exit from Old Trafford arrived with little shock in the summer, there were some left resenting the decision, particularly with goals proving hard to come by from Manchester Uniteds current forwards. And they could be questioning the decision further should reports prove correct that Arsenal are interested in the Mexico international. The 27-year-old is renown for his clinical ability in front of goal, with the Little Pea having scored 22 goals in all competitions already this season, and he could be an exciting alternative for the Gunners rhythmic attacking play. 4. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – With his playing time, despite his potential, failing to improve at Chelsea, Loftus-Cheek may now be beginning to consider his future with the reigning Premier League champions. And with Coquelin and Cazorla absent through injury, could a switch to the north of the capital be an attraction? With limited experience, his price tag shouldnt be too sizeable and he could prove to be a superb acquisition in the Gunners midfield. He may be considered a gamble given Jose Mourinhos reluctance to embed him in his starting line up before his departure, but his quality has been there for all to see. Mind you, with Petr Cech helping the Gunners to the top of the table, Chelsea would probably be loathe to lose another talent to Wenger. 1. Victor Wanyama (Southampton) – In the summer transfer window, reports claimed that the midfielder had told the Saints of his desire to move on from St Marys, with Tottenham Hotspur heavily linked with a move. As with Morgan Schneiderlin 12 months before, however, Southampton stood firm in blocking his exit and, similarly to the Frenchman, staying looks to have benefitted his development. Arsenal have recently been credited with interest in the Kenya international, but he may prove difficult to prize away with Ronald Koeman, understandably, not keen on selling in January. 10 7. John Stones (Everton) – Wenger has done a fine job in signing Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, but the money Arsenal have spent on their attack has left their defence neglected. Laurent Koscielny has often been described as one of the best centre backs in the Premier League; his partner Per Mertesacker, on the other hand, doesnt scream confidence. At present, there are few better in central defence than Stones. It was a disappointment when Wenger didnt push to sign Gary Cahill ahead of Chelsea dont let that happen again. This deal may be more realistic in the summer, but why not jump ahead of the pack by registering interest now? 9. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – Theres no question that Remy has to seek a Stamford Bridge exit if he is to resurrect his career, no matter how enticing his current wages may be. The Frenchman has almost gone backwards at Chelsea, and its unlikely that his situation will improve, with the possibility of new signings likely to further move him down the pecking order. Should Arsenal express an interest, therefore? The striker has proven his reliability in front of goal for Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United and, on the occasion he has been called upon, Chelsea, and if he remains keen on a top four side, the Gunners could be an exciting proposition. Whether his playing time would drastically improve, though, is questionable. 10 8. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – With Nacho Monreal nearing the age landmark of 30 and Kieran Gibbs remaining unreliable, Wenger may be considering a long-term option at left-back. That man could be Chilwell. The England Under-20 captain enjoyed an eight-game loan spell at Championship outfield Huddersfield Town, and he could already have caught the eye of the Gunners, if reports are to be believed. With Bellerin bursting into the Arsenal first-team as a teenager, Wenger could be keen on nurturing another promising young talent. 5. Michael Carrick (Manchester United) – Carrick’s United contract runs out in June, so while he may seem the most fanciful player on this potential wish list, he could be the most influential. At 34 years old, Carrick wouldnt be a long-term prospect for the Gunners, but the signing of Petr Cech in the summer has suggested that Wenger is finally interested in more than potential alone. The addition of an experienced player such as Carrick could be a further boost to their dressing room, and his calm authority on the ball could see him settle in with ease on the pitch. If Arsenal are to sustain a challenge for the title in the second half of the season, an experienced Premier League player should surely be a priority. 10
2 It looked like Everton manager Roberto Martinez had a good night at the Jason Derulo gig in Manchester.Footage of a man strongly resembling the Spaniard dancing appeared on Twitter, which you can see below courtesy of @LFCKOPPVIEW But Martinez has now confirmed it was him at the Manchester Arena on Thursday night. 2 Roberto Martinez dancing at Jason Derulo concert Just filmed #EFC Manager #Martinez throwing shapes at @jasonderulo in Manchester pic.twitter.com/KD5XCUErvV— LFCKLOPPVIEW (@LFCKOPVIEW) February 4, 2016
SANTA CLARITA – More than 2,500 runners will hit the streets at dawn Sunday in the Santa Clarita Marathon and two other races. Four hundred runners have registered for the full marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, while an additional 900 will take part in a 5K race and 1,200 others will run in a half-marathon. The event will start at 7 a.m. on McBean Parkway and Town Center Drive, with the finish line nearby. Youngsters can take part in a Kid K run that will start at 8:30 a.m. In the Valencia Industrial Center, expect delays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza Drive and Avenue Hopkins. Newhall Ranch Road will be closed from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Avenue Tibbitts and at McBean. At the Westfield Valencia Town Center, the Cinema parking structure and the Auto Center Drive entrance will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For marathon information, visit www.scmarathon.org or call (661) 286-4018.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.A pre-race Health and Fitness Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia. The following streets will be closed Sunday morning for the runners: McBean Parkway from Magic Mountain Parkway to Valencia Boulevard will be closed from 5 to 7:15 a.m. Westbound Valencia traffic will be detoured to Citrus Avenue and to Magic Mountain from 6 to 7:15 a.m. Magic Mountain at Tourney Road will be closed from 6 to 7:45 a.m.
British rock hero Noel Gallagher believes Leicester and Tottenham players should make up the core of England’s Euro 2016 team following their high-flying Premier League season.Roy Hodgson is set to reveal which players he will take to the summer’s European Championship finals in a squad announcement on May 12.The Three Lions boss has previously insisted he will not overlook players who helped the side through their unbeaten qualifying campaign, although the emergence of a number of young stars have put the places of some of the regular crop under threat.The likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier plus Leicester striker Jamie Vardy have starred at club level this term and excelled on an international stage in recent games for England.And Gallagher believes Hodgson would disgrace himself if he continues to stick with the old guard despite having a number of exciting prospects at his disposal.“If Harry Kane, Dele Alli and all that mob don’t start that first game, then the manager is in disrepute I’m afraid,” the High Flying Birds frontman told the Sports Bar.“And if Wayne Rooney gets on that pitch it would be a disgrace. If that happens it would just about sum up English football.“For me, you would just pick the best English players from the Leicester squad and the best English players from the Tottenham squad, and all the rest will just make up the numbers.“Between the two teams they’ve lost about five games [it’s actually seven] all season. It’s unbelievable.“Rooney is the captain, so that would cause too much of an uproar if he doesn’t get in the team, but really he shouldn’t get anywhere near it.”Listen to Noel Gallagher on England, his beloved Man City and more in the full audio clip above!
1 Read here for details of Barca’s game v Valencia and watch Raul Garcia’s goal for Athletic Bilbao Barcelona have the chance to pull away from Real and Atletico Madrid when they host Valencia at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening.Earlier in La Liga, Athletic Bilbao took all three points to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League days after they were eliminated from the competition.Raul Garcia’s header was all that separated the sides in a game, which could be heard live on talkSPORT 2.Bilbao are fifth in La Liga and you can see Garcia’s goal below.For coverage of Barcelona v Valencia, listen to talkSPORT 2 from 7pm for a 7.30pm kick-off (GMT) by clicking here.
11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – check out the full predicted line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 10. Philippe Coutinho (left attack) 17. Mamadou Sakho (centre back) 33. Jordon Ibe (right attack) 11 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (striker) 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 21. Lucas Leiva (centre midfield) 11 11 11 24. Joe Allen (centre midfield) 20. Adam Lallana (attacking midfield) 11 Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing over Merseyside rivals Everton see the Reds still in contention for a top four spot in the Premier League.The problem for Jurgen Klopp and his charges ahead of their game with Newcastle this weekend, though, is they’re also trying to win the Europa League.The Reds play Villarreal in Spain on Thursday in the first leg of their semi-final knowing that winning the competition will earn themselves a place in next season’s Champions League.Klopp played a weakened team against Bournemouth last weekend but still claimed a victory, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some rotation for the match against the Magpies.Divock Origi joins Emre Can on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while Martin Skrtel, Jordan Henderson and Christian Benteke remain out.So who will make the Liverpool XI? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s predicted line up… 44. Brad Smith (left back)
9. Belgium ace Eden Hazard earns €17m (£13.3m) in salary and other sponsorship deals per year – click the arrow above, right, to see other top earners at Euro 2016 9 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden is leaving the competition early, but still earns around €28.5m (£22.3m) per year The likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar are among the top earning footballers in the world, but who are the best paid of the superstars at Euro 2016?We are in the middle of the knockout stages now and here, talkSPORT looks at nine of the most highly-paid players who have taken part in the competition.This is based on sponsorship bonuses and salary per year, so click the arrow above, right, to see who brings home the most money.Figures courtesy of France Football magazine.Papa Johns are giving you the chance to win a million Euros. When one million people sign-up to Papa Johns’ ‘A Million Fans for a Million Euros’ promotion, everyone will be entered into a draw. One lucky person will be selected to play a Prize Game and could WIN up to €1,000,000! Click here for your chance to get involved: www.amillionfans.com 9 4. Germany’s Thomas Muller earns about €23.6m (£18.4m) per year 3. Wales’ main man Gareth Bale takes home about €25m (£19.5m) per year 9 9 9 9 7. Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas’ income is about €21m (£16.4m) per year 9 9 8. Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger takes home about €18.8m (£14.09m) per year 9 5. England captain Wayne Rooney pulls in about €22m (£17.2m) per year 6. Spain playmaker Andres Iniesta earns about €21.5m (£16.8m) per year 1. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is king of the Euro 2016 earners and brings in around €67.4m (£52.7m) per year
The popular Uptown Cafe in Letterkenny requires a number of staff.The restaurant, based at Scally Place, requires both a full-time chef and also part-time deli staff.The chef’s position will have daytime working hours between Monday and Friday and at least five years experience is required. The part-time deli-staff should have a minimum experience of two years.All CVs and applications should be emailed to [email protected] closing date for applications is Friday, January 12th.Job Vacancies: Uptown Cafe requires chef and part-time deli staff was last modified: January 4th, 2018 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:chefDeli StaffUptown CafeVacancies
Frank McBreartyMay is the Month of Mental Health Awareness and Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr is inviting you to come along to the National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM).Donegal Daily is a proud supporter of the conference.This conference will be chaired by well known RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan and includes a list of special guest speakers including Minister for State Kathleen Lynch TD and Jim McGuinness. There will be a number of discussions with expert panelists including Dr. Tony Bates founding Director of Headstrong the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Charlie McHugh, well known Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist along with a number of sports personalities including Patsy McGonagle, Anne-Marie McDaid, Myles Sweeney and Anne-Marie Ward.The conference will also include exhibitions and stands from numerous groups and organisations that are providing services and supports throughout the country.The National Conference on Sport Aiding Mental-Health (SAM) will take place on Friday 31 May 2013 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Finn Suite, Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. DonegalEveryone is welcome and although the conference is free, booking is essential. To book your place email SAMconference20[email protected] or call 074 91 53900. MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN AND JIM McGUINNESS TO SPEAK AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE