Lampard: We need Batshuayi

first_imgFrank Lampard is confident Chelsea’s forwards will start to come good in the Premier League after Michy Batshuayi made a goalscoring return to action on Monday.The Belgium striker scored twice against Liverpool for the Chelsea Under-23 side in a match in which Antonio Rudiger managed 90 minutes for the first time since suffering a knee injury in April.Batshuayi’s goals were a boost to head coach Lampard, who has yet to see any of his recognised strikers score in a Premier League fixture since he took charge before the start of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Lampard now hopes to see Batshuayi, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham get off the mark as soon as possible as his side prepare to face Norwich City on Saturday.”Michy got the fitness work he needed out of the game. He scored two good goals, two very good finishes. I thought he worked hard and that’s exactly what the game was there to do for him,” Lampard said.”As I’ve said here and I’ve said on the training pitch, we need Michy, we need the competition upfront with the three strikers we have. I used to love practising my finishing in training, it’s what I felt made me lucky at the weekend, and gave me an edge in front of goal.”What I have got is great attitude in the three strikers particularly, but others in the squad also always want to stay out, want to work harder. The reality is that moments come when things don’t quite go for you. [If] Tammy’s goal goes in off the post against United, [it’s a] different story for him, different story for the game.When you’re closing in on 20, then the boss gets a foot in!  pic.twitter.com/Ma0riXDHc7— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 21, 2019″But you can’t get too down about that. I don’t think we need to go negative about it. It’s about positivity, working hard and the belief that it will come, and I believe it will come. We’re talking about quality players in terms of our attacking players, so it will come.”Chelsea lost 4-0 to Manchester United on the opening day and were held 1-1 by Leicester City at Stamford Bridge last time out, having failed to capitalise on encouraging spells in each of those matches.Lampard says it would not be fair on Norwich to describe the meeting at Carrow Road as “must-win” for his side, and he is content to take positives from the Blues’ performances so far.”This is the Premier League and you can’t disrespect any team to say, ‘it’s must-win’ or ‘we’ll turn up to win’ because every game is difficult,” he said.”I was clear with the players: the performance [against Leicester] spoke for itself. The first half was fantastic. Normally that first half would be two or three-nil, and from then on very comfortable.”We’ve shown some really good bits, but we’ve still got work to do. We’re not where we want to be, and it would be impossible to say that three games into the season. It’s not easy in pre-season with players coming back late to try and change everything in one go. You can’t. You just have to work hard and keep trying to deliver messages throughout.”We’ll get better and the good times are good, but we also know there’s a lot to improve on. We’re not there yet.”N’Golo Kante faces a fitness test for the match, while Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi are not likely to return until after the international break.”Kante has got an injury he has carried all week, so we’ll assess that over the next 24 hours over whether he is [available],” Lampard added. “Rudiger’s not fit yet, hopefully for next week. That’s the only changes from where we were last week.”Callum is training, looking bright and sharp but now we’re in the zone where it’s about protecting him, giving him conditioning with fitness, especially in the area of his injury. He has had quite a long time out.”The international break comes at quite a good time for us with both of those and for Reece James. They’re all in a position where, I hope, two or three weeks of strong training puts them back in the frame for the squad.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Kissimmee’s Newly Refurbished ‘Old Town’ Announces Its Grand Re-Opening in April 2019

first_imgKISSIMMEE, Fla., Nov. 14, 2018 – Old Town, Kissimmee’s beloved family fun destination, is thrilled to announce its grand re-opening on April 6, 2019 after two years of renovation and expansion. For over 30 years Old Town has charmed visitors with its unique walkable collection of shops, themed restaurants, rides, attractions and car cruises that harken back to an easier, simpler time. With the multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion, Old Town is bigger and better, while offering a more authentic, all-American feel than ever before. “This refurbishment has solidified Old Town’s reputation as one of central Florida’s most popular ‘must-visit’ attractions,” said Thearon Scurlock, vice president and general manager of Old Town. “We are excited that Old Town has embarked on a new era in its history and welcome both locals and tourists to rediscover its simple pleasures and classic American fun.” 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space have been added to the property, including a range of new shops and three new dining options, Froggers Grill & Bar(now open), and Shoney’s Restaurant, and Bobby’s Garage Bar that will be open as of Spring 2019. The original area of the complex has been completely renovated with the addition of a new 86-foot Ferris wheel imported from Italy, refurbished store interiors and store fronts, four new fountains, new entrance signage, upgraded restrooms, property-wide LED lighting, a new sound system, a renovated event space, a new parking lot with 660 spaces, and valet parking on Fridays and Saturdays. Known for its car show and car cruises where pre-1975 hot rods, street rods, and antique vehicles parade down the streets, Old Town continues this tradition every Friday and Saturday night. The Old Town Saturday Nite Cruise celebrates 28 years in 2018 and is the longest-running weekly car show and cruise in America. Old Town’s musical acts have been upgraded and show frequency has been expanded to include Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Karaoke has been added every Tuesday, free family movie night every Sunday, and a revamped Bike Night on Thursday. The year-round haunted house will also continue as usual, and the Great Magic Hall is still offering several magic shows daily. “The restoration of this iconic Orlando-area attraction is reinventing the Kissimmee landscape,” said Scurlock. “We are dedicated to preserving and restoring this classic venue while giving locals and visitors an entirely new experience built on years of tradition.” For more information about Old Town’s attractions and amenities, please visit www.myoldtownusa.com.Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram  and join the conversation using the hashtag #MyOldTownUSA  About Old TownBuilt in 1986, Old Town is the recreation of a classic turn-of-the-century Florida town featuring historical architecture and distinctive storefronts. Located on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee, Old Town boasts over 50 unique shops, themed restaurants and bars, rides, weekly car shows, and family-friendly attractions. For over 30 years, Old Town has been a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike looking for the simple pleasures of classic American fun. For more information, visitwww.myoldtownusa.com.last_img read more

Zone fitness centre closure extended to Sept 9

Continued work on the Zone fitness centre expansion will mean an additional week of closure. It is now scheduled to re-open Monday, Sept. 9.Walker Sports Complex members will continue to have access to the dance, fitness and spinning studios; gymnasiums; squash and tennis courts; as well as the running track and stretching area. The Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre is currently closed for annual maintenance and is also expected to reopen Monday, Sept. 9.  The year-long construction project will triple the size of the Zone, transforming it into a state-of-the-art, two-level, 15,500-square-foot complex, up from its current 4,300 square feet.  Construction project updates will continue to be posted to brocku.ca/recreation/zone-expansion read more

Pakistan to seek world court ruling on Kashmir

Pakistan has said it will take the Kashmir dispute to the International Court of Justice.The move comes after India revoked the special autonomous status of the part of Kashmir that it administers.Pakistan reacted to that decision by cutting trade and transport links, and expelling India’s ambassador.Kashmir – which both countries claim in full but rule in part – has been the site of decades of sporadic conflict.“We have decided to take the Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice,” Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV on Tuesday.“The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects.”He added that the case would centre on alleged human rights violations by India – which it denies – in Muslim-majority Kashmir.Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call that the issue was one for India and Pakistan to resolve between themselves, through dialogue.French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss Kashmir with Mr Modi when they meet in Paris this week, a French official said on Tuesday.What’s the background?Kashmir is a Himalayan territory disputed by India and Pakistan. Each country controls part of the territory and the Indian-administered side – Jammu and Kashmir – used to have special status.But Article 370, the constitutional provision granting Kashmir its special status, was revoked earlier this month, meaning the Indian-administered area has now been downgraded from a federal state and split into two union territories ruled by Delhi.Predicting a backlash, Delhi also launched a security clampdown in Kashmir.Despite this, there have been frequent protests and some have turned violent.The area is no stranger to violence, as separatist insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir which has left tens of thousands of people dead over the last three decades.So what happens next?If Pakistan goes ahead, a decision by the International Court of Justice would be advisory only.This would only not be the case if both countries agreed beforehand that the ruling should be binding. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKashmir dispute: Two Pakistani soldiers killed after clashes with IndiaSeptember 29, 2016In “World”India strips disputed Kashmir of special statusAugust 5, 2019In “latest news”Indian soldiers kill eight intruders, fight others at Kashmir borderSeptember 20, 2016In “World” read more