Diego Costa or Loic Remy? Predicted Chelsea XI v Liverpool

first_img 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (attacking midfield) 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – see our complete line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree or disagree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment below 11 11 11 19. Diego Costa (striker) 11 7. Ramires (centre midfield) 5. Kurt Zouma (right back) 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 11 11 It’s Blue vs Red on Saturday afternoon as Chelsea host Liverpool, in what is a clash that neither side can afford to slip up in if they wish to boost their fragile hopes of challenging for a spot in the top four. There has been plenty of talk over the possible line ups for each side, with the fitness of Diego Costa, in particular, a major concern for the Stamford Bridge faithful.So, talkSPORT has taken a look at who the under-fire Jose Mourinho could start against Jurgen Klopp and his troops.Take a look at our predicted XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right.PREDICTED LIVERPOOL LINE UP TO PLAY CHELSEA 11 22. Willian (right wing) 11 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 11 26. John Terry (centre back) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back)last_img read more

Manchester United boss inspired by Wayne Rooney’s recent half-time rant

first_img Wayne Rooney 1 Louis Van Gaal has hailed Wayne Rooney’s dressing room blast at his Manchester United team-mates and says it reminded him of the rant that led to one of his most coveted managerial moments.Rooney provided vocal criticism of his team’s shortcomings at half-time at Anfield last week before going on to score the winning goal in the second half.For Van Gaal it brought back memories of Frank Rijkaard’s famous half-time intervention in the 1995 Champions League final which paved the way for Ajax’s upset win over AC Milan.The normally placid Rijkaard lost his temper with under-performing team-mate Clarence Seedorf – then went on to set up the winner for Patrick Kluivert after the break.Van Gaal said: “I think the players have to take responsibility but at the right moment – because I have seen it in my career at the wrong moment.“At the right moment you have to do it so I am very pleased – in the final in 1995 with Frank Rijkaard for example.“It’s always good, it always helps the manager and also the players. I’m asking already for more. I believe in the corrections of fellow players – I think that is more important than the correction of a manager.”last_img read more

“One of the league’s best defenders” – Chelsea’s £3.5m player profiled

first_imgDid you know?1. Miazga joined the Red Bulls academy in 2009 and signed a homegrown player contract in 2013, aged 18.2. He made his MLS debut in September 2013 in the 76th minute against Houston Dynamo.3. He has played 38 senior league and play-off appearances in the US.4. Miazga doesn’t require a work permit as he holds a Polish passport; his parents are from the eastern European country and in 2012 he made an appearance for their Under-18 team, before opting to play for the US.5. He made his senior debut for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side last November in a World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Expert eye:Speaking to talkSPORT, retired American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, spoke admirably of the centre back: “[Mizaga’s] a very tall figure. He’s a centre half. He’s come on in the last 18 months incredibly well; he’s currently in with Jurgen Klinsmann’s team as we speak, and this kid’s got a great future ahead of him.”New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch said: “I think in many ways he has been one of the best defenders in the league this year and should be considered in that echelon. His starting points are very high – everything from his mentality, to his awareness, to his athleticism – which means his ceiling is very high.”Video evidence: Chelsea have signed defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls in a reported £3.5m transfer.But who is the 20-year-old? Is he an alternative to £50m-rated defender John Stones?talkSPORT has taken a closer look at the man nearing a move to Stamford Bridge.Name: Matthew MiazgaDate of birth: July 19, 1995 (age 20)Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United StatesPosition: DefenderHeight: 1.93m (6ft 4in)Club: New York Red BullsWhat’s the latest?In his press conference, manager Guus Hiddink revealed Miazga is now a Chelsea player.“He will be one of the squad members for the rest of the season, a young guy stepping up to the national team, and if you have young players you can see what they are capable of in training,” he explained. Miazga has also been monitored by Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City. The reported £3.5m transfer fee is on the low side given he had a year remaining on his current contract at the Red Bull Arena and turned down improved terms before the turn of the new year. New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga 3 3 3last_img read more

WELCOME RETURN FOR LOUGH SWILLY FERRY

first_imgThere has been a huge welcome for long-awaited return of the Lough Swilly Ferry.The service, which links Buncrana with Rathmullan, will take place for the rest of the summer months.The ferry was due to be up and running a number of weeks ago but there had been difficulties leading to the delay. A number of tourism operators had expressed their concerns after having the ferry as part of their schedules while showing Donegal to tourist groups.The Mayor of Buncrana, Cllr Nicholas Crossan, said a repeat of the this year’s delay should not happen again.He says the discussions should be starting now, based on usage of the service over the summer.He also says a framework should be agreed before the budget meetings at the end of the year so that everyone knows where they stand before the 2012 season. Cllr Crossan says this would also allow the service be promoted in brochures and websites while people are planning their holidays.EndsWELCOME RETURN FOR LOUGH SWILLY FERRY was last modified: June 18th, 2011 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:lough swilly ferrylast_img read more

How Liverpool could line up next season with Mario Gotze and more signings

first_img Attacking midfield: Philippe Coutinho Central midfield: Piotr Zielinski 11 11 Right back: Nathaniel Clyne 11 11 Centre back: Mamadou Sakho 11 11 11 11 Attacking midfield: Roberto Firmino 11 Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Click the right arrow above to see how Liverpool could look next season… 11 11 Liverpool might still be on the fringes of a top four battle but that isn’t stopping them planning next season’s transfers.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has already lined up a deal to bring in Schalke’s Joel Matip but now rumours are circulating he’ll be doing all he can to land Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze.There is plenty more speculation too with the German’s defence and midfield needing some tinkering over the summer.But how might they line up should they land some of their current targets? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see how Liverpool’s starting XI could look with Mario Gotze, Joel Matip and other possible signings… Left back: Jonas Hector Centre back: Joel Matip Central midfield: Emre Can Central midfield: James Milner Striker: Mario Gotzelast_img read more

WATCH: Brazil and Barcelona legend rolls back the years with double nutmeg

first_imgRonaldinho has been one of the greatest players to grace European football since the turn of the century. The former Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain playmaker had an illustrious career, winning two La Ligas, one Serie A title – oh and the World Cup. He won a number of individual awards, including the 2005 Ballon d’Or and he was well known for his fancy footwork, tricks and ability in the final third. Now 36 – and linked with a move to Leicester last January – Ronaldinho played for the Rest of the World team in Sunday’s Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford. He showed he’s still got it though, when he successfully pulled off a double nutmeg in the first half. Trying to get out of his own half, the former Brazil international first puts the ball through the legs of Ben Shephard on the halfway line, before Phil Neville charged over and also got beaten. Ronaldinho then put the ball out wide and the next moment sums up the match – the right-back slicing wide from 40 yards. See below! Ronaldinho played in Soccer Aid on Sunday evening 1last_img read more

Joao Teixeira to join Porto from Liverpool with Reds receiving just £240k

first_img Joao Carlos Teixeira 1 Joao Carlos Teixeira is to leave Liverpool this summer to join Porto, the Premier League club confirmed.The 23-year-old’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of the month and was offered a new deal by Jurgen Klopp.But his desire for first team football has seen him seal a return to his homeland.Teixeira originally moved to Merseyside from Sporting Lisbon in January 2012 and was handed his senior debut as a substitute in a 3-2 victory at Fulham in February 2014.But he struggled to force his way into the team under Brendan Rodgers and Klopp and made only seven appearances last season.Liverpool will receive just £240,000 in compensation from Porto for the young playmaker, who has signed a four-year contract with the Primeira Liga side.Had Teixeira moved to another English club the Merseysiders would have been able to seek a higher fee closer to his actual value at a tribunal but a transfer overseas means they receive basic training compensation.last_img read more

DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

first_imgLocal Donegal Renewable company Daigon picked up the prestigious Brecan Mooney award at the SEAI Energy show in Dublin.This award was presented by John Burgess of the Geothermal Association of Ireland and was for Daigon’s entry of Kelly’s Toyota car showroom in Mountcharles.Their entry was for a geothermal heat pump system they installed in Kelly’s in 2007 which heats and cools the entire building all year round without any use of oil or gas. Energy monitoring was conducted and recorded and presented to the adjudicator panel proving running costs with a saving of over €6,000 per year since first installed.Daigon also received a Special Merit award for a home they installed with the same system in Dunlewey.The home owner Frank Duffy installed this system into his home when he constructed it in 2011 and has enjoyed year round heat and hot water for a fraction of what it would have been if the house was heated by a traditional oil boiler.The Brecan Mooney award is a 2 yearly all Ireland competition run by the Geothermal Association of Ireland and is open to all geothermal companies nationwide. The award is in memory of Brecan Mooney who lost his life in a tragic accident in 2009 and was a founding member of the Geothermal Association. DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS was last modified: April 9th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL’S IRISH DIASPORA CONFERENCE ON 1916 STARTS TODAY

first_imgToday sees the opening of a two day conference featuring speakers from around the globe on 1916, it’s legacy and it’s impact on the Diaspora.Now in it’s fifth year, the Donegal Irish Diaspora Conference which is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Centre for Irish Partnerships will take place on Thursday and Friday in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.This conference which has become an important event in the county’s calender will include speakers from all over the world including Sir Tom Devine, Kevin Cullen, Michael Patrick McDonald, Professor Paul Arthur, Dr. Frank Talty, Dr. Breandán MacSuibhne, Dr. Éamonn Ó Ciardha and will be moderated by Victoria Denoon from the University of Massachusetts. Speakers will share their stories and their own research into 1916 and will address the history, experiences and the legacy of 1916 on the Irish diaspora and will focus especially on the profound impact and effect 1916 had on the countries they migrated to and on Ireland itself.The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity to explore connections for the next period and to consider how our diaspora can play a role.  The diaspora is a key resource for Ireland and indeed for Donegal and the impact that these people have had whether from an economic, political or cultural perspective has been considerable.On Thursday morning, Professor Emeritus Sir Tom Devine from the University of Edinburgh will talk about the Easter Rising and the Irish Community in Scotland. This will be followed by an address from Dr. Éamonn Ó Ciardha from Ulster University on ‘1916: The Last Jacobite Rebellion’ and Professor Breandán Mac Suibhne from Centenary College in New Jersey will give a talk on Republicanism in West Ulster, Before and After 1916.On Thursday afternoon, Kevin Cullen, columnist with the Boston Globe will share his own research on ‘Erskine and Molly Childers: A Gunrunning Love Story’ and this will be followed by a panel discussion which will be moderated by Victoria Denoon from the Centre of Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell. Friday morning will open with an address from Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely on ‘Donegal its Diaspora and Opportunities for 2016 and Beyond and this will be followed by an address from Professor Paul Arthur from the University of Ulster who will be exploring the period ‘1916 to 2016: Moment, Memory and Remembrance.This will be followed by an address from author Michael Patrick MacDonald on Irish History and Politics as an Inspiration for Progressive Irish American Politics and Dr. Francis T. Talty from the Centre of Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell will focus on the Impact of the 2016 American Election on Immigration and Visa Policy.For more information visit www.donegaldiaspora.ieDONEGAL’S IRISH DIASPORA CONFERENCE ON 1916 STARTS TODAY was last modified: May 19th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Jobs: Busy amusement arcade seeks part-time staff

first_imgThe popular Max Sports Casino and Amusement Arcade in Muff, Co. Donegal, is now hiring.Management are seeking part-time Night Supervisors and Technicians to join their team.The arcade, which is adjacent to the Texaco Service Station, is a busy location. Experience is preferable and excellent customer service skills are essential.Applicants must be prepared to work night shifts and weekends.To Apply: Please send CVs to maxsportsjobs@gmail.comJobs: Busy amusement arcade seeks part-time staff was last modified: September 20th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more