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The narrow one-nil defeat of the senior Reggae Boyz in their friendly international against the USA was a pivotal result from a pivotal performance, at a pivotal time, in yet another crucial rebuilding cycle. Playing away from home, in cold, unfamiliar and unfriendly conditions on an artificial surface, the overall performance was encouraging from what was a young and inexperienced Jamaican team. There would have been precious little time for head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore and his technical staff to develop any kind of meaningful team chemistry and understanding amongst this group of players. There was, however, good dedication and heart, desire and commitment shown by the team Fundamentally, the team kept its shape and discipline throughout a testy 90 minutes of football as the USA understandably dominated possession in their backyard. Certainly, the new-look centre-half duo of Damian Lowe and Sergio Campbell stood tall in thwarting several threatening USA attacks. Offensively, Corey Burke was a typically tireless worker, and despite the possession disparity between the two teams, Burke did manage to create a few anxious moments for the American defence, and certainly keeps himself relevant as a credible option for the future. MIDFIELD ISSUES Amid all that positivity though, there remains the perennial problem of our midfield lacking personality, leadership and creativity. The midfield play was for the most part disjointed and almost non-existent. Mysteriously, Whitmore continues to assemble a midfield without genuine playmakers or even players with the basic technical skills needed to protect and maneouvre the football, and the vision to use it effectively. On the few occasions when the ball found its way into the Jamaican midfield, it was treated like the proverbial ‘hot potato’ that none of our players wanted to hold onto. This midfield issue is critical and must be urgently addressed by the coaching staff. Again, it comes down to the meticulousness of the scouting process. The coaching and technical staff must deliberately seek out players at home or abroad with the specific skill set that team so desperately needs. If returning to the common hunting ground in England fails to deliver the quality needed, then the conscious decision must be made to groom and develop some midfielders. Failing to do this will see our defenders and goalkeeper continuing to come under severe and inordinate pressure, while our forwards will continue to be starved of adequate and competent service For too long, Jamaican scouting locally and overseas has been bereft of strategic specificity. We’ve had a midfield creativity crisis ever since the retirement of Whitmore himself, and with the midfield being the fulcrum of every football team, ignoring this particular crisis will ultimately lead to the team’s demise. Another major disappointment coming out of the USA game was the limited minutes afforded to the young strike force of Shamar Nicholson and Jourdaine Fletcher. From my count, Nicholson and Fletcher got a combined two touches in the less than 10 minutes they were on the park. Again, Whitmore missed a trick and should have given these two rising stars more playing time in what was a meaningless friendly fixture against a below-strength USA team. All in all, coach Whitmore has a platform from which to launch. One can only hope that he sticks with the core of these players, and stop being such a coward going forward, in terms of giving more of the younger players meaningful playing time. The aim going forward must remain finding that elusive balance in our team composition. The USA game and the upcoming fixture against Honduras should help Whitmore and his technical team in the making of some crucial selection decisions. It would also be great if somewhere along the way, a game or two could be played inside the National Stadium. But maybe that’s asking for too much. As the process continues, there are definitely some encouraging signs, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Dear Editor,Robberies in Guyana are up by 22 per cent… that is the latest statistical figure given by the Guyana Police Force. Now, I am more inclined to believe that this is a highly conservative statistic, given the present climate that exists in Guyana. Because many robberies go unreported, especially robberies of the armed type, or where gun/s are involved.In a country where robberies form part of the daily grind — incidents involving theft, or forceful removal of one’s property — victims are most often reluctant to report or to prosecute the offenders. They would have thrown up their hands in frustration, or might have given in, saying, ‘Why bother? This is Guyana’. So thieves, bandits and robbers are emboldened by this acceptance of the situation by the hapless populace. As someone sarcastically remarked, armed robberies are the only successful business in Guyana. I would rephrase that to say armed robberies constitute the most successful occupation in Region Four. When you can have persons as young as 17 bearing high-powered weapons and carrying out armed invasions with impunity, then you know where we are going as a nation.To make our situation more grievous, This PNC-led Coalition seems to be oblivious to the goings-on around them. And I am of the staunch belief that the reason behind that “ostrich head in the sand” behaviour is because most of these sadistic acts are taking place in or close to their main stronghold, Georgetown; so let us appear not to know.Twenty-two per cent at face value might seem an innocuous figure, but in a small society such as ours, that is a really frightening statistic, where you don’t know when you might become the next victim or fatality in another armed robbery. Guyanese are now, as it were, paralysed by fear in this sick and sad country.Respectfully,Neil Adams
Right after declaring Liberia Ebola free by the World Health organization (WHO), a Ghana-based commercial airline, Starbow has announced to begin a major flight at the James Springs Payne Airport in Sinkor, Monrovia.The pronouncement by the airline was made recently at the James Spriggs Payne Airport during a test run exercise.The test run coincided with the official declaration of Liberia as an Ebola free nation, which is a major step toward the country’s economic recovery drive.Monday’s exercise was witnessed by the management of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Liberia Aviation Group and Starbow Airline.Starbow operates a four engine BAE-146 Aircraft with ninety-four (94) seating capacity.The airline claims to be the largest Ghanaian airline measured by passengers carried; despite a brief regional expansion.Meanwhile, the management of the Liberia Airport Authority is currently ensuring that minimum International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards are met in order to obtain the approval of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority for Starbow to officially commence flight operations on June 1, 2015.Starbow is expected to fly from Monrovia to Accra five days a week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
There were also ceremonies in Munich and Belgrade to mark the anniversary of the tragedy, which happened when the plane carrying Matt Busby’s youthful team back via Munich from Belgrade on February 6, 1958 crashed on its third take-off attempt.United’s players were celebrating reaching the European Cup semi-finals but the crash destroyed one of the finest teams in the club’s history, killing eight players and three members of the club’s staff. Twenty-three people died in total, including eight journalists, and there were 21 survivors.Charlton and Gregg, the only survivors from the group of players who lived through the crash, were both at the ceremony attended by more than 4,500 supporters held amid snow flurries in the northwest of England, along with former United manager Alex Ferguson.Current United boss Jose Mourinho and club captain Michael Carrick laid wreaths at the service, which was also attended by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish.Former goalkeeper Gregg, who spent time at the United training ground earlier on Tuesday, sang along with the hymn “Abide With Me” as the ceremony came to a close.Gregg, who told the BBC Sport website that Tuesday’s service would be his final time at Old Trafford, said he did not believe the disaster had defined him or the club.“I do not think what happened in Munich made Manchester United. It is a very large part of Manchester United history but it’s not all Manchester United,” said Gregg, who helped pull survivors from the wreckage.“I have seen Manchester United through bad times and good times. I’m just very glad that Henry Gregg… was counted good enough to play for what I consider to be one of the greatest clubs in the world.”Around 2,000 fans gathered in Germany for a fan-organised ceremony attended by club ambassador Denis Irwin.It was attended by some surviving doctors and nurses involved in the treatment of manager Busby and his team, as well as Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“Football is about rivalry and friendship and respect. Being here today is a sign of respect for this big club and its unbelievable fans,” said Hoeness at Munich’s Manchesterplatz, named as a tribute to the victims of the air crash in 2008.A memorial stone, laid in 2004, marks the site of the accident and the plaque bears the names of the victims.Nicky Butt’s under-19 team joined club officials as a minute’s silence was observed at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade — the venue for the European Cup quarter-final between Red Star and United in 1958. They are due to play FK Brodarac in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday.– European glory –Manchester United went on to win the European Cup in 1968, with Charlton starring for Busby’s rebuilt team © AFP/File / Paul ELLISThe events of February 1958 are woven into the fabric of the club, who recovered to become the first English team to lift the European Cup 10 years later on a deeply emotional night at Wembley, with Charlton scoring twice.Ferguson, just 16 years old at the time of the Munich crash, told MUTV: “I’d gone to the library straight from school swatting for an exam and I was training with the local junior team.“When I got there, all the players were crying. I didn’t realise what had happened. When the news broke, it was really sad because I’d followed United at that time because of Matt Busby.”“The day that is absolutely shown in red on this week’s calendar is on Tuesday, a day that marks the 60th anniversary of the air disaster,” Spanish forward Juan Mata wrote in his blog on United’s website.“The victims will never be forgotten, they will always be remembered and will be a part of United’s history forever.”British Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to those killed and injured at Munich during a speech elsewhere in Manchester on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eight Manchester United players were among those killed in the 1958 Munich air crash disaster © AFP / Paul ELLISManchester, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – Manchester United on Tuesday marked 60 years since the Munich air crash ripped the heart out of the “Busby Babes” team with a service at Old Trafford attended by survivors Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg.The stadium fell silent as the clock ticked to 1504 GMT, marking the time of the crash on an icy runway in Germany six decades ago.
1 Roberto Mancini Roberto Mancini claims Manchester City are not like the Manchester United of old – and believes Roma can beat his former club in the Champions League.Mancini knows more than most the strengths and weaknesses of his former players and feels City can be exposed in certain areas.Despite their strong start to the season, the Italian coach expects Roma to cause a lot of problems for Manuel Pellegrini’s side and has advised the Serie A club on how to come away with a victory in Manchester on Tuesday night.Mancini, speaking in Italian newspaper Gazzetta della Sport, said: “A complete Roma can beat City, but the absences of De Rossi, Castán and Astori make them more vulnerable.“Roma play with the ball. City are not the Manchester United of a few years ago, all running and competitiveness, and this could be an advantage for Roma. I have seen that Iturbe has been called up – he can create problems for City. In the counterattack he can be devastating.“The key is a fast start and to take advantage of the opportunities that City will grant them.“They have to be careful in defence, concentrate for the entire 90 minutes, and be clinical in attack.“City practice a different style of football with respect to the others in England – infinite passes, the ball on the ground, the ability to switch between the patterns of attack in the middle or on the wings.”
Carols by CandlelightA carol service will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, Meenacross, Dungloe on Sunday 14th December at 6pm.St. Patrick’s Choir will sing some popular carols, local children will perform a short nativity and Meenacross C.C.E will provide some musical interludes. An evening of quiet reflection and chrismas cheer is in store! Tea will be served in Meenacross Social Centre afterwards. Please note the change in time to 6pm.DD LOCAL: CAROLS BY CANDELIGHT AT ST PATRICK’S CHURCH MEENACROSS NEXT SUNDAY was last modified: December 8th, 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:Choir serviceDD LocalFeaturesNotices
The picture may look simply like two young boys posing happily for a picture with Donegal’s legendary All-Ireland captain Anthony Molloy.But on closer inspection it tells the story of two generations of GAA player – both in search of Sam Maguire.That’s because the little boy with the cheeky smile on the left is a certain Michael Murphy. Now just four days from leading his team into only their second ever All-Ireland final, the young Glenswilly lad looks no more than eight years old.And yet locals in The Glen say the young boy with the stocky shoulders was already eating, drinking and sleeping football.Molloy, McHugh, Boyle, Gavigan, Walsh, Reid and the likes were already his heroes.In his 23 years he has dreamt of one day lifting the GAA’s most famous piece of silverware high above his head. And now this Sunday he has the opportunity to emulate those names already etched in the history books.All of Donegal awaits……. CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN – THE PICTURE THAT SEALS THE 20 YEAR SEARCH TO RECLAIM SAM was last modified: September 19th, 2012 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALAnthony MollowCroke ParkdonegalMichael Murphy
The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams head to Peoria, Ill., for the Bradley Pink Classic this Friday, Oct. 12.As the last race before the championship season, this is first of three meets the team will compete in at the Newman Golf Course asBradley University will also host the MVC Cross Country Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.The Bulldogs are coming off another two-week training block going into the races this weekend and are preparing for what can be a sneak peak of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in the following weeks. There will be eight total MVC teams competing at Bradley with Evansville and Indiana State being the only league teams the Bulldogs won’t face this weekend.Drake has athletes participating the in Men’s White Race (B Race) at 1:45 p.m., Women’s Red Race (A Race) at 3:15 p.m., and the Men’s Red Race (A Race) at 4 p.m.The 39-team field includes a diverse and talented group of regional teams including host, Bradley, Belmont, Bowling Green, Butler, Cincinnati, Creighton, DePaul, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Indiana, Iowa, IUPUI, Kansas State, Kent State, Loyola, Marquette, Minnesota, Missouri State, Nebraska, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, Saint Louis, SE Missouri State, Southern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville, Toledo, UMKC, Utah, Valparaiso, Western Illinois, Wright State, and Xavier.After this weekend’s races, the team will take another two weeks to train before returning to Peoria, Ill., to compete in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Print Friendly Version
Harps and Longford players join fans in wishing Oisin Merritt a speedy recovery at Finn Park last night. Pic by Gary Foy.Finn Harps and Longford Town players joined fans and friends of tragic Oisin Merritt for a unique tribute to the Finn Harps Reserves team player.Oisin, 19, continues to fight for his life in a Spanish hospital after a fall last Monday while holidaying with pals in Mallorca.His family and girlfriend Josephine O’Neill are with him by his bedside. Longford Tow players joined Finn Harps players on the pitch at Finn Park last night to reveal a banner asking people to pray for Oisin. HARPS AND LONGFORD PLAYERS COME TOGETHER FOR UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC OISIN was last modified: June 14th, 2014 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:finn harpsLongford TownOisin Merritt