October 18

Gary Neville predicts when Chelsea will sack Maurizio Sarri

first_imgGary Neville predicts when Chelsea will sack Maurizio Sarri Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link758Shares Advertisement Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville says he would be ‘surprised’ if Maurizio Sarri was still in charge of Chelsea at the start of next season.Sarri blasted his players following Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal last month, claiming the team was difficult to motivate.The Blues were subsequently smashed 4-0 by Bournemouth, although Sarri’s side returned to winning ways this weekend, putting five goals past struggling Huddersfield Town.Sarri is the 13th managerial appointment by Roman Abramovich but Manchester United legend Neville cannot see the Italian remaining at Stamford Bridge over the summer.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told Sky Sports: ‘I don’t think Chelsea will sack him during the season but the warning signs are there which make you think it would be surprising if it went past the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Not because I want him to leave – I think he’s doing a good job – but looking at it he probably realises the job he is in.‘He’s had a look at the players and sees the players are not doing what he wants them to do.‘They never probably will. The maximum any manager gets out of those Chelsea players is one year. That’s the nature of the club.center_img Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville (Picture: Getty)‘No manager can maintain that job for a long time. No manager has control. The manager should have control and be the voice of the football club. But there’s so much politics going on.’New signing Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals in Chelsea’s thrashing over Huddersfield in only his second appearance for the west London outfit.On the Argentine striker, Sarri said: ‘Higuain is improving. He wasn’t physically at the top when he arrived, because he had a back problem and wasn’t involved, so only played a few matches.‘He is a great player. Apart from the goals, he is really very suitable to play very close to Eden.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield: Maurizio Sarri press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:05FullscreenChelsea 5-0 Huddersfield: Maurizio Sarri press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-5-0-huddersfield-maurizio-sarri-press-conference-1855162/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisementlast_img read more

December 24

Softball Defeats Illinois State, 5-1, To Advance To MVC Tournament Title Game

first_imgSophomore Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) drove in Drake’s first run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning that scored freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.). Two innings later, Smith added another run to the scoreboard with a sacrifice bunt fielder’s choice that plated Frank once again. Newman helped her cause at the next at-bat with an RBI single that brought in freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.). Sophomore Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) drove in the final two runs of the frame with a two-RBI single that scored Newman and Smith as Alexander was thrown out trying to stretch it to a double but not before Drake built a 5-0 lead. Next Game: Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) pitched a complete game against Illinois State (20-33). Newman, the 2016 MVC Pitcher of the Year, allowed one run on three hits with 12 strikeouts and just one walk as she improved to 22-12 with the win. Full Schedule Roster The Valley On ESPN3 Preview Live Stats Illinois State scored its only run in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Riley Strandgard. Newman wasn’t fazed as she didn’t allow one hit after Strandgard’s home run.center_img Alexander led the Bulldogs with two hits and two RBI while Frank, Newman, Pena and junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) each had one hit. Watch Live CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University softball team defeated Illinois State, 5-1, in a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal Friday to advance to Saturday’s championship game at Charlotte West Stadium. vs. Wichita State 5/14/2016 – 1:00 PM Drake (30-23), the tournament number two seed, will play top-seeded Wichita State in the program’s first title game appearance since 2011. Drake will look to avenge a series-sweep at the hands of Wichita State earlier this season. The winner of the 1 p.m. title game will earn the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The game against the Shockers will be shown online on The Valley On ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

December 22

70 year old conman used bogus credit cards for hotel stays in Co Donegal

first_imgA fraudster pensioner who claimed he was recruited to a gang behind a €52,000 scam because of his gambling addiction enjoyed hotel stays in Donegal using bogus credit cards.Serial criminal Patrick Manning, who committed his first theft rap in 1973, dodged jail yesterday after pleading guilty to a number of thefts. In his latest spree he was part of a gang who used cards from Barclays Bank to pay for computers, jewellery, mobiles, laptops, clothes and hotel stays in Letterkenny, Drogheda, Co Louth, and Dublin.The 70-year-old grandad has 44 previous convictions including ten for deception and five for theft.He bought designer clothes, perfumes, sportswear and obtained dollars and sterling from currency exchanges.Although gardai described him as “one of the main participants” of the fraud gang, they do not believe he is the “main brains” behind the “sophisticated operation”.But investigators believe Manning was “very close” to the gang’s ringleader and was a “trusted member” of the mob.Manning, who also has 19 motoring convictions and has received eight one year driving bans, was hit with just a suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Court after pleading guilty to theft.The scam worked by the thieves — who obtained the names of six legitimate card holders — contacting Barclays to claim they lost their card while holidaying here.The caller then asked the firm to send an emergency card — which could be used with just a signature — to a hotel booked in the account holder’s name.Once the bank contacted the hotel, it confirmed a room had been booked in the account holder’s name.The item was then sent to the hotel and later collected by a member of the gang.Over the next two days, Manning would go on a spending spree.His purchases would only end when the bank cancelled the card after contacting the legitimate card holder over the “irregular transactions”.The Irish Sun report how Manning — who also claimed to have a heart condition — made no effort to disguise himself during the dodgy transactions because he was convinced the CCTV would be wiped by the time his fraud was exposed.Gardai noted how Manning’s “age profile and the way he dresses” made his stories believable.They added: “He claimed that he was given the credit card and sometimes he would pick it up at a hotel.”He was finally caught after Barclays told gardai a request had been made for an emergency card at the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda.Gardai in Pearse Street in Dublin launched a sting op.When the grandad arrived to collect the item, he was arrested by gardai.During a search of his car, officers also recovered a fake UK driving licence and passport images.His splurge started on October 16, 2016, and ended on October 18 with the thief spending €13,585 at the Vodafone Store, Currency Exchange, Debenhams and The Temple Bar.Five days later the ageing crook was up to his old tricks again when he ­converted €10,761 from the stolen cards. And on October 28, he splashed €13,936 on computers, phones and clothes.70 year old conman used bogus credit cards for hotel stays in Co Donegal was last modified: January 20th, 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:boguscredit cardsdonegalfraudsterletterkennyPatrick Manninglast_img read more