‘If we Liverpool lose at the weekend that is the end for Rodgers!’ Reds react to 1-1 draw with Bordeaux

first_img Brendan Rodgers Liverpool managed to hold on for a draw against Bordeaux on Thursday evening, despite Brendan Rodgers making eight changes to the side that lost to Manchester United last weekend.Dejan Lovren made way for Mamadou Sakho – who captained the side – giving the Reds’ fans exactly what they had been asking for in recent weeks.However as the pressure grows on Rodgers, conceding a late goal was the last thing he wanted to do.And fans are starting to turn on him – some even suggesting that Rodgers has less than a week to save his job.See below for the best reaction on social media from Liverpool fans … 1last_img read more

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Chelsea fans react to ‘orgasmic’ news: ‘Our luck is coming back!’

first_img1 Poor old Branislav Ivanovic.The right-back has had a tough time this season and seen himself blamed for much of Chelsea’s poor form, so far.Blues supporters have been merciless in their derision and his rough ride continued as he was injured on international duty.Both he and Nemanja Matic were forced from the field as Serbia beat Albania 2-0 in Euro 2016 qualifying and, such is Ivanovic’s fall from grace, fans of the south west London side seemed happy about the news.You can see how Chelsea fans reacted to news about Branislav Ivanovic’s injury below… Chelsea fans celebrate last_img read more

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Southampton defender commits future to the club

first_img Defender Jose Fonte (right) has committed his future to Southampton Southampton defender Jose Fonte has signed a new contract at St Mary’s Stadium.The Saints captain, 31, has penned a three-year deal which will keep at the club until the summer of 2018.Since joining from Crystal Palace in 2010, Fonte has been key in helping Southampton’s rise from League One to the Premier League, making 247 appearances in all competitions. Fonte, who featured Portugal in the international break for his sixth and seventh international caps, said: “I’m obviously very pleased and very happy.“I want to thank the manager, Les Reed, Ralph [Krueger], Katharina [Liebherr] – all of the staff and all of the board – for showing their trust and belief in me.“I am extremely happy that they are giving me this opportunity to keep being in this great club, and I hope I can give back with good performances and by helping the club move forward.“This is where I feel happy and where I’ve been very successful, so this is where I want to be and where I want to win.”The centre-back started out at Benfica before moving to Selhurst Park, where he spent two-and-a-half years. He has been an ever-present in Southampton’s defence this season, featuring 13 times in all competitions.“I’m very pleased because he’s an important player for the team – he’s our captain,” a delighted Ronald Koeman added.“He has played already several years for the club and he is really feeling well in Southampton – he’s a great professional and an example how you have to behave in football. “He knows what you have to do to develop yourself, and I’m very happy that he stays for more years.”Koeman’s Southampton return to Premier League action this weekend when they host Leicester City looking to make it three wins in as many games. 1last_img read more

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Klopp gives praise to surprising area of Liverpool play after Swansea win

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his team’s defending in their hard fought 1-0 Premier League win against Swansea City at Anfield on Sunday.The Reds found it difficult to break down a well drilled Swans side, but were rarely troubled and took all three points thanks to a 62nd minute James Milner penalty awarded for handball.It gave Liverpool back-to-back Premier League victories, achieved in contrasting style after the swashbuckling 4-1 win away at leaders Manchester City last weekend.“After the first 25 minutes we had a good start to the game,” explained Klopp, “but from then on it was hard work for the rest of the game.“It’s normal, it’s ok, no problem. We made this very important goal and defended really well.“Simon Mignolet had not that much work [to do], as you would imagine in a game like this, so that’s a big plus for the whole team.”‘IT’S GREAT BEING A LIVERPOOL FAN UNDER KLOPP!’ CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT LIVERPOOL FANS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE SWANSEA MATCHlast_img read more

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Arsenal transfer target tells talkSPORT he will NOT be joining Gunners in January

first_imgTroy Deeney is ‘flattered’ by interest from Arsenal – but insists he will not be leaving Watford this month.The striker has been in excellent form for the Hornets and has formed a formidable partnership with Odion Ighalo, with the pair plundering 20 Premier League goals between them this season.Arsene Wenger is reportedly a big admirer of Deeney and has been tipped to launch a big-money bid for the 27-year-old in this transfer window.However, despite the pleas of his Arsenal-supporting son, Deeney will not be pushing for a move to the Gunners anytime soon.Asked on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast whether he could be heading to the north London club, he responded: “No, no, no. We have still got a project to complete.“The pleasing thing from my point of view and from Iggy’s is people want us. That shows that we have been doing something right for the past five, six months.“But we have got a project to complete and the gaffer has stated before that whatever happens in the summer, will happen in the summer.“It is very flattering. My son is an Arsenal fan so he read it in the paper the other day and I don’t think he is happy that I am staying at Watford. He doesn’t understand that it is not FIFA and you can’t change the same day!”Deeney’s strike partner Ighalo has also been linked with a move away from Vicarage Road and admitted recently he could be tempted to leave if Manchester United came calling.But the Nigerian hitman is also staying put this month, according to Deeney.“I think his comments [about United] were taken out of context a little bit,” said the Englishman. “He isn’t going to leave in January. The manager and the owner have made that clear.“I have just seen him at the school run and he is in no rush to get anyway time soon.”last_img read more

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Newcastle boss: ‘If we play like that, we are not going to stay up’

first_imgSteve McClaren has insisted he will not walk about from his job as Newcastle’s head coach with the club in a Premier League relegation tailspin.The Magpies slipped further into trouble on Saturday afternoon when they fell to a 3-1 home defeat by Bournemouth in front of a rebellious home crowd in a game McClaren had admitted was a must-win affair.But asked afterwards if he would quit, the 54-year-old replied: “No, no way. That’s for other people to decide. I don’t do that.“I have enough experience. I have been through this, I have had chants like there have been today quite a few times and that’s the perils of being a manager, and especially of this team this season.”It has been an eventful few days for McClaren, who became embroiled in an angry exchange with a journalist on Friday and then received the backing of his players in a public statement hours before kick-off.Owner Mike Ashley was not at St James’ Park, but managing director Lee Charnley and Ashley’s PR troubleshooter Keith Bishop were as a growing discontent came to a head.There was no appetite to dispense with the head coach before the game, but with just 10 fixtures left in which to rescue the club and no sign of things turning on the pitch, he could well be clinging to his job by his fingernails.Asked if the board shared his confidence that he can keep the club up, McClaren said: “You’ll have to ask them. I can’t control that, I can only control what we do and as I said to you before, we have got 10 games, it’s a four-team league, we play everybody around us in that four-team league.“It’s up to us. But I’ll tell you, if we play like that, we are not going to stay up, and they know that, the crowd knows that. Accept the criticism, grow stronger, become a man and get out there and play.“I came here, I said this is a great club – it still is a great club and I still think it can be a great club. I think it needs things doing to it, but we can do anything about that now. I think I said last week it’s not about before, it’s not about the summer, it’s about now.”last_img read more

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Region home sales lowest in 2 decades

first_img“Things are clearly getting worse,” said Christopher Thornberg, a principal with Beacon Economics. “It’s going to remain terrible for some time.” Thornberg said the number of mortgages that are 60 to 90 days overdue is climbing, foreshadowing a higher number or foreclosures in the coming months. However, sales could recover as prices drop, especially with California’s population growing and the economy producing new jobs, said Stephen Levy, senior economist at the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy. “What I think will happen is that prices will continue to go down, and the volume of activity will start to level off and go up in a year or so as prices become more affordable,” Levy said. Levy noted that monthly home sales in the state have now dropped below figures from the early 1990s, when California’s economy suffered a recession. But he believes it will take far less time for sales to recover during this housing slump. “Buyers have essentially gone on strike, and we need more price correction,” Levy said. “In the early 1990s, because sellers got stubborn, it took seven or eight years to recover. I think this market will clear more quickly.” Prentice said there’s a good chance there will be some “catch-up” sales activity between now and the end of the year as jumbo loans become more available. “Still, we can’t expect the market to rebalance itself until sometime in 2008,” she said. At least not until jumbo shows up again. The Associated Press contributed to this story. m_rappaport@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9395160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Some of last month’s drop was part of the longer-term slowing trend,” DataQuick President Marshall Prentice said in a release. “But most of it was due to mortgage market turbulence and difficulties in getting jumbo financing.” The current level for a jumbo loan nationally is $417,000, more than enough to buy a home in most of the country. But with the Southern California median at $462,000 even after a 4percent drop, a jumbo loan is anything but extraordinary. With jumbo rebelling, home sales were down 29.9 percent from August and off 48.5 percent from a year ago, the slowest September ever reported in DataQuick’s 20-year history. Actually, the sales total of 12,455 homes in the region was the lowest for any month, edging the 12,459 sales in February 1995. The biggest price drops came in San Bernardino County, off 11 percent to $325,000, and Riverside County, off 10.8 percent to $375,500. Blame it on jumbo. No, not the 1962 Doris Day/Jimmy Durante movie about a lovable elephant. These jumbos are the mortgages required when a home loan exceeds federal lending limits, and they’re a drag on the California housing market. September home sales in the Southland were at their lowest level in more than 20 years, DataQuick Information Services reported Tuesday, and the difficulty in getting jumbo mortgages was a big factor. last_img read more

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Controversial liquor-store mural removed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre RESEDA – After pressure from community residents and city officials, a controversial liquor store mural, which sparked heated debate over whether it was art or graffiti, has been removed. The mural, dedicated to former tagger and tattoo artist Anthony “Ohjae” Sena, who was shot to death in May 2006, was in violation of city code and was painted over Thursday with the permission of the property owner, officials said Friday. “The community in Reseda was very upset about the mural,” said Jose Maldonado, a senior lead officer with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division. Since the mural was painted Oct. 12 on a wall of Rainbow Liquor at Saticoy Street and Hesperia Avenue, police have received a barrage of complaints from angry residents, Maldonado said. He simply asked the business owner’s permission but recently received a call from the property owner, who said she never gave him the OK. Meanwhile, he said he’s not going to give up trying to honor his slain friend. “I’m planning on doing another mural, probably next year, and, this time, do it right,” Measles said. For now, people such as Garth Carlson, Reseda Neighborhood Council chairman, is glad to see the mural gone. He said a recent neighborhood council meeting was unusually packed with residents who wanted it removed. As Carlson sees it, tagging is one of the most rampant crimes in the city and not something to be held up to be admired. “To exemplify somebody who is a tagger is to exemplify somebody who is a criminal,” Carlson said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Residents said the mural, which featured a portrait of Sena with two large hands extended behind him – one holding a can of spray paint, the other holding a tattoo gun – glorified a tattoo artist who was a known tagger, Maldonado said. “They wouldn’t take their children to school using that route so their children would not be exposed to seeing the mural,” he said about some residents, strongly opposed to it and what they thought it represented. Mural supporters – including Jeff Measles, who organized five artists to paint it – said that opponents never took the time to learn who Sena was. A recent episode of “America’s Most Wanted” featured Sena and the hunt for one of the suspects in his killing, Candy Srichandre, 28, of Van Nuys. Still, Measles admits he made mistakes. He didn’t know he needed to apply for a permit or adhere to certain size specifications before having the five artists paint the mural, he said. last_img read more

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STUNNING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES AT RANN MOR MEADOW WILL COST YOU JUST €1 A DAY TO HEAT

first_imgThese are the stunning new energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow that will cost new home-owners who purchase the properties around €1 a-day to heat.Letterkenny’s newest development Rann Mor Meadow is selling fast and is ticking all the right boxes for potential new home-owners looking to invest in property, and from the photos above you can see why.The only “A” rated energy efficient homes in Letterkenny are attracting huge interest because of their fantastic energy efficient specifications. Incredibly, it’s been estimated that it will cost new home-owners in the estate around €1 a-day to heat.Rann Mor Meadow, is located just a short distance from the town is an ideal location for new home-owners.The first phase of fifteen homes are almost sold out, indicating clearly the popularity of the new homes.Rann Mor Meadow boasts a superb range of features – which will ultimately save new home-owners thousands of euros every year! To find out more information on these wonderful new energy efficient homes at Ran Mor Meadow contact GDC (Ireland) Limited, Kilderry, Muff, Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 9384700 – E-mail: info@gdcirl.comOr of the selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Rainey, Letterkenny, on 074 91 22211 or see http://www.sfr.ie STUNNING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES AT RANN MOR MEADOW WILL COST YOU JUST €1 A DAY TO HEAT was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsRann Mor Meadowlast_img read more

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McDonald’s has global appeal

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s Corp., the world’s No. 1 hamburger chain, said Monday that global same-store sales rose 8.2 percent in November. Same-store sales, or sales at restaurants open at least thirteen months, is a key indicator of retailer performance since it measures growth at existing restaurants rather than newly opened ones. Every global region contributed to the strong sales performance. U.S. same-store sales rose 4.4 percent, boosted by sales of coffee, breakfast items and Dollar Menu selections. In Europe, same-store sales grew 10.8 percent, helped by sales of premium burgers and chicken products in Germany, the U.K. and France. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, same-store sales rose 12 percent on strong sales in Japan, Australia and China, McDonald’s said. Systemwide sales rose 16.3 percent during the month ended Nov. 30. Year-to-date, same-store sales rose 7 percent and systemwide sales rose 11.9 percent. McDonald’s shares rose $1.74 to close at $61.90 after briefly matching the all-time high of $62.14.last_img read more

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