2019 Southland Football Media Day Coach & Player Quotes

first_imgDefensive lineman Javon Wright“It was a change of culture. Once these coaches came in, we got to be able to trust each other. We came together as a family and decided we were going to go to war with each other.” HBUHead coach Vic Shealy“These are good days at HBU with great things happening in our program. I can’t wait to see these guys. We play, in my opinion, in the best FCS conference in the country and I think this year, what makes it more difficult, is the strength from top to bottom. You look at the quality of teams that you have to play week-in and week-out, our league exposes areas where you are not very good. By the time you get to a playoff, you are a hardened team.” “It’s very important for coach to want us to succeed. Coach is a phenomenal coach, and he knows what players want to hear and what gets them to follow along. Everyone on this team would go to war with him. He might not see it, but even in the locker room everyone has his back. That’s really important that everyone is on the same page with Coach Morris.” “We’re very blessed to have Jordan Hoy return at quarterback. We lost our starter – Darrel Colbert, Jr. – but Jordan played very well for us last year every time he was on the field. We’re excited about what he brings to the field.” “Our physicality at the line of scrimmage is something we really want to get better at. The top of the league is so strong at that. Our kick coverage and situational football were other points of emphasis. We are going to be in a lot of close games. We have to make those plays.” “Our culture has improved so much. We broke down that mental barrier at the end of last year. We won some of those close games. Our players have great leadership and they do a great job of commanding this team.” “From a coaching standpoint, you have to get that message out, but players need to hear from other players. The coaches will tell you what he needs to get done, but another player telling you that message is where a lot of that leadership comes into the forefront. That’s a key for us as a program, and I have a feeling that’s what makes us different. We have a lot of guys from the same area, and we may have played against each other in high school, but now we’re in college as one team. We’ve got to build that chemistry throughout the offseason, and I think we’ve begun to establish that.” “During the season, you have to prepare as soon as you can. You evaluate after one game, and you move on. It’s just about being consistent and getting that schedule and consistency down.” “When you step in the field house for 6 a.m. runs, you feel the energy right away. Everyone has bought into the system. La Familia, that’s our slogan that describes our brotherhood. There’s a whole different vibe and mentality.” “We’ve always been able to run the football here and we’d like to be balanced and get the ball into our playmaker’s hands. NICHOLLSHead coach Tim Rebowe”Every week is going to be a fight, it’s going to be highly competitive, and our guys are going to be ready for that challenge. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we’ve got to get these guys ready to play some games. This team faces a tough 12-game schedule, but we’re going to take it one week at a time. Hopefully, you get to the end of the season in October and November and you’re playing some meaningful games that continue to extend your season.” CENTRAL ARKANSASHead coach Nathan Brown“If you look at the games we played,’ said Brown, “we had a chance in the fourth quarter in every one of them. All the way from the Tulsa game (in the season opener) to the disappointing losses to Lamar and Incarnate Word at the end, we were in all of them all the way to the end.”“I think we got recognized in this poll for the fact we had a good product on the field, and even though we lost some key guys and still had some success. So getting some guys back healthy this year, a year older and the growth… returning four starting offensive linemen probably helped, too.”“We’ve got a really good group of guys, starting with the two young men who are here representing our program at Media Day, (quarterback) Breylin Smith and (safety) Juan Jackson. I’m excited that we have the respect that we have to be picked second, but at the same time, we know that come with a lot of time and work to justify that position.”“And I think if you look at the two spots that just jump off the map at you, it’s really the offensive line and running back. Those corps groups of young men are back, and then if you look on defense, our whole secondary is basically back. Your top three corners, two of your top three safeties, your two leading tacklers. So when you start adding those up, you can’t coach experience, and when you have experience in the Southland Conference, that’s going to bode well for you.” “We’ve got seven starters back, and it starts in the middle. Schematically we’ve changed, we’re a different team than at the end of the year last year. Our personnel is the same, and we brought in some young guys and transfers to fill holes. But we’re excited about the scheme change, and it starts in the middle with O’Shea Jackson, who came on at the end of the year and had 10.5 tackles for loss. He came into his own along with defensive tackle Damian Thompson, who was healthy late in the season and emerged as a leader up front. We’ve got some transfer linebackers picking up the scheme, and we’re going to lean on a guy like Isaiah Longino, who played a lot last year. “Every day is so important. It’s easy to get bogged down because we throw some many things at our players all the time, but our focus — and our team knows this — is being about right now. Don’t look too far ahead. Yesterday is gone, we can’t do anything about it. That’s our mindset, and that’s our focus.” Senior offensive lineman Tyler Edwards“We have taken it upon ourselves to be the engine of the offense. We know that when we play good, the offense is rolling. As long as we don’t get complacent, we should be good.” Quarterback Cody Orgeron“I feel like I’m the most prepared I’ve ever been. JT (former quarterback James Tabary) has been a great mentor to me. I know the importance of winning early and starting off on the right foot.” Quarterback Jordan Hoy“Our preparation has gone real well. We’ve had a lot of guys stick around working out in this hot Beaumont weather. We’ve just been grinding every day. The veterans have been getting to know the new guys, and we’ve really been molding as a team trying to build something special. We want to go further than we did last year.” “When I was here last year, I didn’t know who our quarterback was going to be. We went two games before going full-fledge with Shelton Eppler. We love his demeanor. We brought in a sophomore transfer quarterback, and Eppler has competed well but also helped this young man. That tells you about him. We have four starters back on the offensive line, and Chris Zirkle is one of those. It starts up front, it always does on both sides of the ball. We’ve got two returning running backs in Jared West and Stadford Anderson that we’re excited about.” Safety Juan Jackson”Since I’ve been here, we’ve definitely had some of the hardest work I’ve been a part of  this year. And when things like that are super hard, working with those other guys, it brings you together. When it makes it so much like a game and it make things tough, you have to lean on each other and be there for each other. It gives you a stronger bond.” Senior quarterback Chase Fourcade”This is a new team with a new identity. Finding that identity is something we have to work on, and I think that process has already started with the leadership on this team beginning to establish itself. We’re taking these young guys under our wing and trying to get the message out of what we need to get done. We’ve been working hard this summer and competing and getting these young guys right will ensure we’re ready for our August opener.” “When I first got to Lamar I was trying earn everyone’s respect. This year I’ve been focused on being the best leader I can be. I want to do whatever I can to help make this the best team we can be. As long as we’re getting better every day we can reach the goals we want.” Defensive End Chris Livings“We’ve had great success as a defense the past few years. I tell our players to take advantage of this opportunity and play like there’s a chip on their shoulder.” “Coach Morris is very understanding of our situation. He tells us all the time that he’s been in college too, so he sees where we are coming from. That’s probably the reason why he started “Wednesday Be a Man” sessions, because he understands that it’s the guidance he was looking for. He’s very understanding of our situation, so it’s easier for us to relate and for him to help us out because he is a younger coach.”LAMARHead Coach Mike Schultz“I thought we had a very solid spring, which we carried over into the summer. I thought Jordan was very strong during the spring. I’m very proud of our guys both on the practice field and in the classroom. We had a good season last year, but our guys don’t want to be ‘one-hit wonders’. It has been a very long time since Lamar has had back-to-back winning seasons. We want to do that this year.” Senior defensive end Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund“Coach Guidry coaches with a lot of passion and as a result, our defense is going to play with more passion. Our mindset is all about competition. We’re pushing each other to be better every day and we’ve seen the results during the spring and summer.” “I think this year we can be at the top of the standings. With all the teams this year, every week you have to be ready to work and prepare to the fullest.” SAM HOUSTON STATEHead coach K.C. Keeler“It’s amazing how much this conference has changed and grown in the last six years. Everyone will agree there has always been that little cluster at the top and that cluster at the bottom. It is just not that way anymore. There are a lot of resources now trying to catch the guys at the top and you could see that this (past year). The parity was incredible. I was in a good conference, the CAA, and every weekend was a war. I think that is what you will get this year — every single weekend it is going to be a war. There is not a lot of difference between the top to bottom. What has happened to us is, going 6-5 and missing the playoffs for the last seven years, has made us say, ‘Well OK, what things can we do to get back on top?’ Adding a new football strength coach, a dietician and a new person academically — we would like to thank a bunch of our alums for stepping up, our athletic director Bobby Williams and our president Dana Hoyt for making that possible. If we want to stay on top or get back on top, we have to pour resources into those things. I think what has happened over the last six years is this league has been getting better and better.” “We needed to get better in the weight room, and our coaches and players have been excellent as getting ready, improving agility and strength. Spring ball was especially huge for us. Our 15 practices were so important, especially for our defense to get acclimated with [new defensive coordinator] Clint Brown. It was a very competitive spring.” Senior linebacker Jeremiah Chambers“I’m just really looking forward to getting better and doing what we did last year. We want to be a great defense, and it’s important to just continue to get better at what we do.” UIWHead coach Eric Morris“There’s nothing like 105 kids walking into a room on the first of August, and everybody has the same ambitions and goals. It’s great to see the big smiles walking in, ready to work. Me being a first-year head coach last year, it took me about a year and a half to feel like I had the program headed in the right direction. The culture is set — from the strength and conditioning to the nutrition program to the everyday walk of life with these kids — to continually develop these kids on and off the field.” “Moving over to the defensive side of the ball, we have six returners on defense. In the back end, we have quite a bit of kids returning. The front seven is kind of where we lost a lot. So we lose a little bit on defense, but I couldn’t be more proud of our coaching staff on that side. They really filled some holes. In spring ball, I thought we were a lot better defensively, even having lost so much, then we were in the fall. Coach Deason continues to do an incredible job finding different ways to use kids’ skill sets. We’ll look a little different defensively this year, scheme-wise.” “We have some holes to fill at the receiver position. Attrition took a heavy toll on us at the receiver spot. So we have some work to do. The same can be said on the backend of our defense. We return only four defensive starters but none in the secondary. So we need those new guys to gel fast. We need them to become one heartbeat.” Quarterback Jon Copeland“We came in with a chip on our shoulder knowing we were the underdogs [last season] to everybody. We really came together as a family and as a group. We put our heads down and worked hard every day, and it paid off.” Linebacker Isaiah Spencer“The offseason went really well for us. I thought our defense put in a lot of good work at every position, especially the secondary. We have a lot of new guys back there and they’ve come in and learned the schemes. Offensively, it’s a similar situation. We have a lot of new players at receiver but they’ve come in and worked really hard. We’re focused on getting ready for 2019.” Senior linebacker Allen Pittman”The leaders on the defense are more critical of ourselves and each other, even on things we let slide last year. We’re trying to construct a unit even stronger than last season’s group, so even with the slightest details, you’ll see us harping on one another. It’s always about the little things, and perfection is our key. Essentially, our mindset is that we defend every blade of grass on all the turf we own. We have a brand of defense we represent, and our goal is to continue showcasing that mentality moving into this season.” MCNEESEHead coach Sterlin Gilbert“I’m very excited to be here today to represent McNeese State University,” said Gilbert when addressing the media. “This is one of the best conferences in the FCS with great coaches and student-athletes.” Quarterback Bailey Zappe“I’m even more excited to play with [wide receiver Jerreth Sterns] than I was last year. He’s a phenomenal athlete. Having a guy like Jerreth makes you more comfortable in the pocket as a quarterback, knowing that he’s out there for you.” “It’s been fast and furious. My first knowledge and understanding about McNeese football was back when I was playing at Angelo State. We have a great winning tradition. Quarterback Breylin Smith”I’m excited about this group. We have some big-time guys on that side of the ball. (Running backs) Carlos (Blackman) and Kierre (Crossley), and some younger guys like (D’erek) Fernandez who has been there awhile, and then a freshman Cameron Myers is going to be really good. I’m big-time excited about those guys. And then to have the offensive line back for another year, another opportunity for them to mesh and gel. And we have some receivers, guys who can really make plays. The guys we have coming back make it a really exciting year for our offense.” SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANAHead coach Frank Scelfo“We’re excited about the newcomers we’re bringing in and how our returning talent has developed. There’s no doubt we’ve improved our overall depth. But this biggest growth we’ve seen over the offseason has come off the field. Our team is bought in to our culture and we understand success on the field starts with leadership and the dedication to excellence in the classroom and the community. We see the love and trust building throughout our team and that’s vital to our success.” “I’m excited about where we are at, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. We have a bunch of offensive linemen on the preseason team. We have five starters returning, and the crazy part of that is that there is a good chance that two of them don’t start. We had two freshmen who redshirted last year and are pushing really hard, so I’m excited about where we are on offense.” Defensive end Andre Walker“We have a very complex defensive scheme. Leaders on the defense are pushing everyone to put in the work to prepare.” “Chason and Isaac are not here just because they are good football players. They’re here today because they’re two of our best leaders and represent what type of student-athletes we want representing us on and off the field. We’re trying to build a culture here and it starts with the student-athletes. These two young men are examples of the type of people we want in our program as we move forward.” “We’re an old team, but a young team at the same. It’s the best of both worlds.” NORTHWESTERN STATEHead coach Brad Laird“I’m honored to have these two student-athletes here, and it was an easy choice for me. There are lots of quarterbacks here, and we definitely could have brought ours. But these guys have been here five years. Nick is safety and played all of the positions on the back end, and he’s moved positions without question. Chris benefited from the redshirt rule, and he’s one of the reasons that we won three of our last four games that he played in. He was nominated to the AFCA Good Works Team, only the third guy in NSU history to be nominated.” “I think this year will be one of the most fun years I’ve ever had as a coach. I believe in this football team we have, this is the best team we have had in our years here at HBU. The six years have gone by fast and what I see with this team, is that since we said goodbye to them before Christmas until they came back in January, they have not missed a step toward the expectations on their plate.” Senior linebacker Hunter Brown“I have taken the experience I have gained in the past five years at Sam Houston and used it as an example. I was there when we played in the semifinal, the quarterfinal and the semifinals when I was hurt. I know what it takes and I constantly tell the guys that this is what we have to do to get back where we were. The winning tradition at Sam Houston is unmatched, and we are going to try to get back there and there is no doubt in my mind we will.” HOUSTON – Head coach and player representatives from all 11 Southland Conference football teams previewed the upcoming season at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel on Thursday. An archived replay of the entire program is available here. “With Cody (Orgeron) being our trigger man, that’s where it all starts,” said Gilbert when asked about the new spread offense. “We’re excited about the continuation of his development. But when people hear you say you’re running the spread, they automatically think we’re going to be a passing offense. “Our safeties and our young guys are really exciting. They’ve done a great job, and we are really looking forward to working with them in fall camp. It’s going to be important for them to play and contribute this year.” “We finished the season last year talking about consistency. That starts with the coaching staff, which we’ve kept together when other staffs can turn over. That’s really important from Year 1 to Year 2. It starts with offensive coordinator Brad Smily and defensive coordinator Mike Lucas. We have momentum from winning three of those last four games, and we took it into spring ball. We were very excited about what we did in 15 days of spring ball, and it carried into the summer. July has been a heckuva month with our strength coach Jared Myatt and OTAs. Our recruits and transfers are learning the scheme in all three phases.” “The biggest thing that sets us apart from last year is our athleticism, especially in the secondary. We also have more team speed.” “Depth is something we want to improve, and I think we have. We have lots of guys fighting for spots. Our experience is good. We have a lot of guys back. But it’s great to have that competition with our depth.” Junior quarterback Luke Anthony“Coach Dorrel relays the message to us all the time. It is just as important to win off the field as it is to win on the field. We take a lot of pride in that. It is important to us, and we really want to be successful in that way.” “We have bought into Coach Brown for sure. It’s exciting to be able to work with him and implement his ideas. We have really got to know him well and we are excited to get better as a defense with him.” “Really right now, we’re just trying to work on ourselves and our attitude and our mentality. Trying to get what we had from our championship a couple of years ago. Just trying to get ourselves back in that mental state where we can compete for a championship again.” STEPHEN F. AUSTINHead coach Colby Carthel“There’s a lot of transition that has happened in our staff and that’s not easy for coaches, their families or players. We’re taking over a team we didn’t recruit and that poses some interesting challenges. I appreciate the buy-in from our team through our first few months on campus.”“We have to win at home in recruiting and we were able to set that standard a little bit last February during National Signing Day. Now we have to build on it.”“I’m excited about coaching in the Southland because it is a great league. You look at the resumes of some of the head coaches and coordinators in this league and they’re very robust.”“The reality is, we’ve got a tough job ahead of us. It’s an uphill climb, but we’re going to put our best foot forward every single day. If we improve each and every week, we can look back at 2019 and call it a success.”“I hope that there is some parity in this league this year as everyone has said there will be. We’ve played a couple of Southland programs in our time at my previous stops so we know the style of play these teams come out with. We locked horns with Sam Houston State when we were both ranked in the top five in our respective divisions and the score was 24-24 heading into the fourth quarter.” ABILENE CHRISTIANHead Coach Adam Dorrel“These are exciting times for ACU. We really had big goals when we arrived in Abilene. We wanted to get better in the classroom, get better in community service, and increase our talent on the football field. I think we have done those things.” “Some of the success that we’ve seen, particularly on offense last year, the ability to generate points and do things with the football, are good indicators of where we are. This year we are going to be a fit for team’s in this league to handle, because both sides of the ball have the ability to trend up in incredible fashion.” “We can win every game on our Southland Conference schedule this season. Conversely, we can lose every game on our Southland Conference this schedule this season. We have to be ready to play every week in this league. We had such an up-and-down season last year. The good teams don’t have such high peaks and low valleys. The good teams are steady and consistently improve as the season moves forward. We think the growth we’ve made off the field is going to help us become one of the good teams.” Senior quarterback Chason Virgil“We’re fortunate to have a lot of great playmakers on our offense. I see my role similar to that of a point guard in basketball. We have so many guys who can make things happen when the ball is in their hands. My role is to just get the ball to them in the best position to make plays.” “We feel like our record last year is not representative of our skill or ability. This year we feel very confident in our ability to be on top of the conference.”last_img read more

Ginebra flattens NLEX on the road

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ NLEX thus saw a six-game winning streak dating back to the last conference come to a halt, dropping to 4-1 and giving coach Yeng Guiao more or less a clear picture as to how far his Road Warriors have come since a massive facelift in the off-season.Justin Brownlee racked up 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists while LA Tenorio added 17 points and seven feeds for the Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Scottie Thompson was the only Ginebra starter who failed to finish in twin digits with five but had 11 assists and seven rebounds in another brilliant all-around effort.Aaron Fuller had 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who still are in their finest start in the Guiao era. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Last boys standing assure PH of bronze medals in boxing tourney 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESCALASIAO, PANGASINAN —With five players shooting in twin digits, Barangay Ginebra became the first side to deal NLEX a defeat in the PBA Governors’ Cup as Joe Devance’s 23 points powered the Gin Kings to a 110-97 Petron Saturday Special Game victory at Calasiao Sports Complex here.The Gin Kings wriggled free from a tight first half with a solid effort in the third period, scooting away to an 86-71 lead heading into the final frame which they protected to rise to 3-1 overall.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Meanwhile, Meralco tries to remain undefeated and add to KIA Picanto’s woes when teams occupying opposite ends of the standings clash at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Sunday.Runners-up here in the most painful way last season, the Bolts tangle with the Picanto in the 6:45 p.m. contest, moments after Blackwater parades NBA veteran Henry Walker in an effort to arrest a woeful start in the 4:30 p.m. game.Only the Bolts and Star remain without a loss after the first two weeks of action.Allen Durham has not skipped a beat since the last time he was here, and Norman Black’s locals have shown so much maturity since last year when Justin Brownlee hit the title series-clinching triple in Game 6 of the Finals for Barangay Ginebra.Walker comes into a Blackwater team sorely lacking in firepower, and the former NLEX import certainly fits that bill and is expected to put some direction into the Elite sagging campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View commentslast_img read more

Pep hails “good performance” by under-cooked champs

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is pleased at the manner his players saw off Arsenal despite several of them not being match fit © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said his players know how to eke out victories even when many are not fully match fit just as they did in getting their title defence off to a winning start with a routine 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.Goals by Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva sufficed in a match where Guardiola was able to call on the likes of Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne and German international wing Leroy Sane from the substitutes bench. Guardiola, who maintained his unbeaten record against Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery with seven wins and four draws, said with most of the squad being together for two years they knew what it took to come out on top even if they aren’t in peak physical condition.“We have a lot of players with a lack of condition but we are more than two seasons together and know what to do,” Guardiola told the BBC.“We made a good performance in general and day by day we will get better and better.”Guardiola, who opened the domestic season with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in last Sunday’s Community Shield, said he was pleased to have emerged victorious in what on paper was a tough first encounter against one of the so-called ‘Big Six’.“Every season is a major season and this game was complicated but we played at a high level,” he told Sky Sports.“We created a lot of chances and out performance was good. We keep going.“We are satisfied for many, many reasons.“At 1-0 we found a goal maybe we didn’t deserve but in the first half we deserved to score two or three more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Juventus want to keep Morata but admit Arsenal target’s future is uncertain

first_img Alvaro Morata in action for Juventus Juventus director Beppe Marotta claims the club want to keep hold of Arsenal target Alvaro Morata – but revealed the process will be “complicated”. The striker has a buy-back clause with Real Madrid and it is rumoured the Spanish giants are ready to activate it this summer.Arsenal are keen on the 23-year-old too and tried to sign him two years ago when he moved to Italy.Juventus, however, would like to keep their star striker but Marotta admits such a scenario is becoming harder to achieve.“We want to keep Alvaro with us, that’s our clear objective,” Marotta told Tuttosport.“It will be very complicated though, it doesn’t depend on us. The lad is having a wonderful time here though, he’s very happy. Juventus is his natural habitat.” 1last_img read more

Blackburn vs Aston Villa: Confirmed teams and live talkSPORT commentary

first_img silverware possible standings Bruce’s side hit a poor run of form before the break England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa have spent the international break digesting the embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Sheffield United last time out.It was a crushing loss for the promotion hopefuls, which left them marooned in mid-table after the first six games of their new Championship campaign. highlights impact FOOTBALL LATEST Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Newly-promoted Rovers will be confident of taking points in this one and are yet to lose at Ewood.But they also lost 4-1 in their last game, going down heavily after taking the lead away to Bristol City.What time is kick-off?This match is the early evening Championship offering on Saturday, September 15.Kick-off at Ewood Park is at 5.30pm.When Villa visited here two seasons ago they left without a point after going down 1-0 thanks to Danny Graham.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Right here on talkSPORT2 we will have live commentary of the match from 5.15pm.Tune in using our web player, your DAB radio or our mobile app. Getty Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What is the team news?Blackburn: Raya, Nyambe, Mulgrew, Lenihan, Bell, Evans, Smallwood, Bennett, Armstrong, Dack, Graham. Subs: Williams, Reed, Rothwell, Leutwiler, Brereton, Conway, Palmer.Aston Villa: Nyland, Hutton, Chester, Tuanzebe, Taylor, Elmohamady, Jedinak, McGinn, Adomah, Grealish, Abraham. Subs: El Ghazi, Bolasie, Whelan, Hourihane, Bree, Andre Moreira, Kodjia.Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire)last_img read more


first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Tydon Marquis 4/1; 2, Lacey Girl 4/1. Time: 19.20. Distance: 4.5 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Backdoor Bucko 4/1; 2, Confident Zig 5/1. Time: 19.10. Distance: 7.75 lengths. Race 3 The Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Deerpark Carol 4/5 fav; 2, Edenvale Maeve 5/1. Time: 28.74. Distance: 8.75 lengths.Race 4 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Psycho Bob 3/1; 2, Shanmoyle Legend 2/1 fav. Time: 29.10. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 5 The Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Drumsna Pearl 28.88; 2, Fridays Maybe 9/4. Time: 28.88. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 6 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 1 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Brett 2/1 fav; 2, Drumbee Shadow 4/1. Time: 29.29. Distance: 1.25 lengths. Race 7 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 2 (525 yards): 1, Quare Lemon 3/1; 2, Fridays Warsaw 9/4. Time: 28.97. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 8 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 3 (525 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip 6/4 fav; 2, Tahina Sonya 5/2. Time: 28.78. Distance: 6 lengths.Race 9 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 4 (525 yards): 1, Ballyhill Zest 5/1; 2, Sunrise Belle 2/1. Time: 29.24. Distance: 1.5 lengths.Race 10 The Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer 5/2; 2, Tyrgal Charlie 3/1. Time: 18.76. Distance: 1.75 lengths.Race 11 “Like” Us on Facebook 575 (575 yards): 1, Dynamo Millar 5/2; 2, Collins 4/5 fav. Time: 31.88. Distance: 1.75 lengths. Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Ballybun Glen 6/4 fav; 2, Lillie Mais Boy 5/2. Time: 32.23. Distance: a head.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more


first_imgPamela is crowned the Queen of Grianan.Promoted postOnly one local woman can proudly claim the title of Grianan Queen since the time of the O’Neills and their legendary reign at Grianan of Aileach. Now that queen, Pamela Crowe, who was crowned in 2009 in preparation for Burt’s hosting of the international sheep shearing championships, must hand on the title to the 2015 queen who will be elected in the Halfway House on Sunday next, 3rd May. Once again, this event will herald the opening of Burt’s preparations for the hosting of the International, all Ireland and Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championships on the Grianan Estate from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st of May.The 2009 sheep shearing championships attracted over 15000 visitors and this year’s promises to be at least as exciting with a greater number of family attractions, a food quarter and a huge number of traditional craft displays, sheep-dog trials, fun fair and family fun activities too numerous to mention.Sunday’s event will see a panel of local judges undertake the unenviable task of selecting a queen from a list of very worthy candidates, some of whom will be representing local pubs, clubs and hotels.Music on the night will be provided by local band ‘Smalltalk’,and the crowning of the queen will be followed by a disco with dancing until late. Tickets are €10 and are available at the door. Door opens 8pm. All are welcome to what promises to be an entertainment packed evening of music and craic. GRIANAN TO CROWN A NEW QUEEN! was last modified: April 27th, 2015 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:donegalInishowenPamela CroweQueen of Aileachlast_img read more

O’Neill keen to beat QPR to signing of Spurs man – report

first_imgSunderland manager Martin O’Neill is looking to beat QPR to the signing of Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, according to the Sunday People.Dawson turned down a move to Loftus Road in the summer and Rangers are hoping to persuade him to make the switch when the transfer window opens next month.It is claimed Sunderland, who have previously been linked with him, are ready to pay £5m for the centre-back and that he is top of O’Neill’s wanted list.The Sun on Sunday say QPR, along with Southampton, are interested in Ivory Cost winger Abdul Keita, who is currently with Qatar outfit Al Saad.The same paper also suggest Adel Taarabt will be asked by boss Harry Redknapp to miss the Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco to help Rangers’ survival bid, and claim that Samba Diakite has told Mali he is unavailable.And The Independent on Sunday report that Ipswich are keen to sign on-loan R’s striker DJ Campbell on a permanent basis.Meanwhile, Chelsea are looking to sign Newcastle striker Demba Ba next month, the Sunday Telegraph suggest.The Blues have previously been linked with Ba and, along with Arsenal, are said to be keen to exploit a £7m release clause in his contract.The Sunday Telegraph also understand Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s personal assistant, flew to Spain this week to hold talks over the possible signings of Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuaín.The Sunday Express say Manchester City are planning a surprise move for Chelsea’s Ashley Cole.Interim manager Rafael Benitez may deploy Victor Moses as a lone striker for Chelsea if Fernando Torres goes off the boil again, according to the Sunday Mirror.The People say Chelsea want Barcelona star Sergio Busquets but will have to wait until the end of the season to sign him as the Catalan giants do not want to sell in January.And The Sun on Sunday report that Marouane Fellani has pledged his future to Everton despite being linked with a number of clubs, including ChelseaThis page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA police ‘ready for 2010’

first_img2 July 2008South Africa is well prepared to ensure the safety of the millions of tourists set to visit the country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, says the South African Police Service.The SA Police Service revealed details of its plans to secure the country’s skies, highways, stadiums, streets and accommodation venues this week, as part of a plan that will see the government spending a further R665-million on procuring state-of-the-art equipment and R640-million on the deployment of more than 41 000 police officers.“I am happy to announce that our comprehensive security plan for the Fifa World Cup was submitted and it is in Zurich and I think Fifa will be satisfied with the security concept in general,” deputy national police commissioner Andre Pruis told reporters in Pretoria on Monday at the release of the country’s 2007/08 crime statistics.“However, we still need to finalise the security plans for the areas and towns where the teams will be staying,” said Pruis, who is in charge of the country’s 2010 World Cup security.He said the police had already begun event-specific training and simulation exercises for the tournament. They had also started procuring items for the event, including water cannons, body armour, mobile police stations, surveillance cameras, helicopters and unmanned surveillance aircraft.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

MapofBeauty Charming and Sexy Women’s Long Curly Wig Wave Wig – Five Stars

first_imgLength: Approx 70cm Great wig for Dorthy Features of MapofBeauty Charming and Sexy Women’s Long Curly Wig Wave Wig (Light Brown)100% Top Quality & Brand NewMaterial : 100% Top Kanekalon FiberAdjustable Monofilament NetLength: Approx 70cm100% Top Quality & Brand New Five Stars SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-10-31 18:08:38Reviewed Item MapofBeauty Charming and Sexy Women’s Long Curly Wig Wave Wig (Light Brown)Rating 4.2 / 5  stars, based on  8  reviews Material : 100% Top Kanekalon Fiber Adjustable Monofilament Net For the price, the wig is great and flaws within the product are acceptable. The wig sheds a little and tangles easy – as with all wigs of this length. With proper care, however, this wig can be worn every day. The hair line is not so great, and the parting could be better. But for the price, it’s very impressive. Perfect for my dorthy costume this halloween. I used this for dorthy from wizard of oz just plaited it myself. The wig is really good quality. Very soft wig but light brown came much darker than expected. Curls very easy to brush without losing their shape but the bangs are very difficult to style: they dont want to be brushed to the side. Bought for halloween, and it looked great. Similar to my already existing hair style, so had several friends thinking i had dyed my hair and didn’t realise it was a wig until they got a closer look. I used two wig caps (bought from another supplier) to hold my hair in place due to the thickness and length of it. Will definitely wear again for future fancy dress parties. Does need a lot of care, but worth it for the price Posted on October 31, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories WigsTags MapofBeautylast_img read more