Erram, Belo team up as Blackwater deals Ginebra’s 1st loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LA Tenorio still tried to bring the Gin Kings back in the game, trimming the lead down to eight, 82-74, with 3:59 remaining, but Erram and Belo had the last laugh, hitting the crucial buckets to put the game away for good.Greg Slaughter carried Ginebra (2-1) with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists, while Tenorio got 16 markers, six dimes, five boards, and two steals in the defeat.The Scores: BLACKWATER 94 – Erram 22, Belo 22, Maliksi 17, Jose 8, DiGregorio 8, Sena 7, Cortez 4, Palma 4, Marcelo 2, Pinto 0, Cruz 0, Sumang 0.GINEBRA 77 – Slaughter 20, Tenorio 16, Aguilar 14, Thompson 12, Cruz 4, Taha 4, Caguioa 3, Ferrer 2, Mariano 2, Wilson 0, R. Aguilar 0.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBlackwater started the new year just like how it ended last year: with a win.The Elite proved that they belong with the big boys, toppling one of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup powerhouses in Ginebra, 94-77, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 19-19, 41-33, 64-61, 94-77.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina JP Erram  unloaded 22 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks, while Mac Belo also poured 22 markers on a 4-of-7 shooting from three, none bigger than his dagger triple with 1:28 to play, alongside seven boards, three assists, and two steals.Allein Maliksi contributed eight of his 17 points in the payoff period as he helped Blackwater establish control early in the quarter, before Mike DiGregorio fired six of his eight markers to erect an 82-74 lead with 5:10 to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was the Elite’s only second franchise win against Ginebra and the first in an all-Filipino conference. They improved to 2-1 for the season with this second straight win.“We told our guys that it’s gonna be something special for our team if we’ll be able to hand Ginebra its first loss this conference, and on our part, our first win for 2018. Luckily, were able to do what we’ve planned,” said coach Leo Isaac. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night View commentslast_img read more

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Filipino duo fall to China in World Cup of Pool quarterfinals

first_imgMOST READ China showed its might and ousted the Philippines, 9-1, in the quarterfinals of the World Cup of Pool 2018 Saturday at Luwan Arena in Shanghai, China.The loss ended Carlo Biado and Jeff De Luna’s impressive run in the tournament, reaching the Final 8 after trumping New Zealand’s Matt Edwards and Marco Teutscher, 7-3, and England’s Imran Majid and Mark Gray, 7-0.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PVL: PayMaya gets hold of top spot after tripping Iriga-Navy View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dejing Kong and Ming Wang of China instead will advance to the semifinals on Sunday in the hops of pocketing the $250,000 grand prize.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Yesterday we practiced really late because we knew we were facing really strong opponents and we had to work out our chemistry. We performed much better today,” said Kong through an interpreter, according to the tournament’s official website.Biado and De Luna’s exit extended the Philippines’ title drought in the tournament to six years since Dennis Orcollo and Lee Vann Corteza won it all in 2012. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Samukai Unhappy with ‘Deception’

first_imgK-Delta female basketball owner, Abraham Samukai is unhappy with the ‘deceptive influence’ being used in resolving the leadership crisis in the Liberia Basketball Association, he told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday in Monrovia.At the June 3 final resolution meeting held at the Ministry of Youth & Sports, the current administration and aggrieved basketball stakeholders agreed on seven counts.The seventh count stated that the embattled president Rufus Anderson leadership shall remain the legitimate body to lead the process for the organization of a congress by the weekend of August 7.Prior to this arrangement, the Ministry of Youth & Sports, unable to resolve the conflict had sought the intervention of FIBA Africa, the continental body supervising basketball in Africa.FIBA Africa accepted the invitation but after several months later, contacted the Ministry of Youth & Sports to find out if something had been done.AFIBA Africa wrote: “Is there a federation on the ground? Or is it a caretaker committee? Is the Ministry of Sports running the federation?”The second recommendation to the Ministry of Youth & Sports from AFIBA Africa said: “What your ministry can do is to hold an election or set up a caretaker committee and write to AFIBA Africa and the Zone immediately….”Samukai told the Daily Observer that “The ministry did not make us aware of the suggestions from AFIBA Africa when we held the final meeting on Wednesday, June 3.”And that’s why he is angry. “I hate such deceit against our determination to resolve a conflict that has held back our basketball development,” he said.Since aggrieved stakeholders are not happy with Rufus Anderson’s leadership, and since his administration has ended, he said the ministry should not have withheld the information advanced by AFBA Africa which could have allowed the aggrieved a chance to accept the lesser of the two evils, recommendations.The Anderson administration has been accused of financial impropriety, following the hosting of a West Africa basketball tournament in Monrovia in which U$15,000 was unaccounted for, and questions were also raised on the expenditure of U$70,000 provided by the Liberian government.“If the ministry is interested in how public funds are used,” Samukai said, “it could have helped resolve the conflict by accepting the aggrieved stakeholders’ position for an interim administration.”He asked: “Why did the ministry keep the suggestions from the highest body that it has sought assistance to resolve the crisis from the stakeholders who had sought an interim leadership?”This is where he thinks the Ministry of Youth & Sports is playing a cat and mouse game and an element of deception has crept in to frustrate the best means of resolving a conflict that has bogged down all basketball activities.And while the crisis is yet to be resolved, the Ministry of Youth & Sports, though has banned all basketball activities, provided U$11,500 and Ld56,000 to the administration that had been unable to provide proper accountability to the previous U85,000 for a trip to Nigeria recently.Samukai said, “It means that documents for the forthcoming congress must include the expenditure of the recent funds for the Nigeria trip.”And may be, afterwards, Samukai’s angry could be pacified, for he told this reporter that “basketball made me who I am and I have the passion to give back to society.”Youth & Sports sources told the Daily Observer that the ministry is not neglecting its responsibility in resolving the leadership crisis.“I cannot comment on whether information was kept away from the contending parties,” a source said, “it is best we resolve the conflict and then seek to do what is right,” and hoped that Samukai could be pacified with that.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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L.A. still at risk of attack

first_img“We are not safe and we will not be safe for many years,” LAPD Deputy Chief Mark Leap said at the forum sponsored by the university’s School of Public Affairs. “There are many, many more people who consider themselves jihadists now. And criminal enterprises are being used to support terrorist activities.” Officials said the links between organized crime and terrorism are particularly troubling in light of a message posted on an al-Qaida Web site saying the group wants to kill 4 million Americans in retribution for the number of Muslims killed by the U.S. and its allies in recent years. “Al-Qaida recently announced on their Web site that they have two main targets – Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia,” said Michael Intriligator, a terrorism expert and UCLA professor who moderated the forum. “I don’t know why they picked Melbourne, but Los Angeles was specifically mentioned as a target for their next terrorist attack.” Intriligator said Los Angeles has a number of potential targets, including LAX, its downtown skyscrapers and the nation’s largest port complex. He is especially concerned about the potential for an attack using a black-market nuclear device. “I think we are not at all prepared for this and we are living in what psychologists call a state of denial,” Intriligator said. “It’s such a horrendous thing to think about. We think it happened way back in 2001 and that it can’t happen again.” Gang involvement Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Sullivan, who helped found the county’s Terrorism Early Warning Group that has since been emulated by 26 cities nationwide, said organized crime groups in Los Angeles County are supporting international terrorists. “Al-Qaida has stated their intent to obtain nuclear weapons,” he said. “Whether they can do so is unknown. They have often in the past made good on their threats. So it’s reasonable to believe that it’s viable. “As far as attacking Los Angeles, they have attempted to attack Los Angeles in the past. It’s reasonable to believe they will again.” Sullivan also said officials are concerned about the notorious MS-13 street gang and its involvement in human smuggling and other activities on behalf of organized crime syndicates. “MS-13 has a lot of the characteristics that could facilitate terrorist activities,” Sullivan said. Brian Michael Jenkins, a terrorism expert at the Rand Corp., said officials are especially concerned about growing organized criminal activity and lawlessness in parts of Mexico and South America, the erosion of government authority and whether terrorist groups can exploit the situation to attack the U.S. “When we have criminal organizations becoming more powerful than the government then we will end up with increasing militarization along the southern border,” Jenkins said. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Jenkins said, the U.S. government has made undeniable progress in degrading the capabilities of al-Qaida, destroying its training camps, disrupting its flow of funding and thwarting a number of terrorist plots around the globe. “But we’ve had failures as well,” Jenkins said. “What we have not been able to do is dent their determination one bit. We have not been able to stop them from turning angry young men around the world into self-destructing terrorists.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Are we safer today from terrorists than we were on 9-11? No, according to a panel of experts at a forum Monday at University of California, Los Angeles. America is just as vulnerable to attack as it was on 9-11, with street gangs funding terrorist groups and also draining resources from law enforcement agencies working to head off future attacks. The experts said the war on terrorism has been replaced by the war on gangs – a huge concern in Los Angeles, which has an estimated 40,000 gang members and is an attractive target for terrorists. last_img read more

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Spurs and Bolton cult hero is also a really nice guy, plus more from the Warm Up

first_imgListen again to the Warm Up on talkSPORT where, among other things, Barry is given tips on how to avoid breaking his bathroom scales by personal trainer Luke.Sun football journalist Charlie Wyett explains why he got married on the final day of the Premier League season and Gudni Bergsson reveals himself to be a pretty nice guy.Listen to Max and Barry every Sunday on The Warm Up between 11am and 1pm on talkSPORT. Want to catch up on previous podcasts? Click here.last_img

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ARE YOU A MAVERICK? GET THAT HAIR OFF YOUR CHEST – IT’S BEACH SEASON!

first_imgARE YOU A MAVERICK? The Beach body! As we’re are about to enter the height of summer holidays to Spain, Portugal, France and the rest; an increasingly popular question that we are getting asked in an awkward round about way is “the chest, too shave or not to shave”?We being boys from the hills of Donegal normally keep our well chiselled chest and abs in the wraps of a coat, two hoodies , a shirt and 2 inches of chest hair, and the only person to get to admire it is ourselves! At the end of the day we invested a lot of snack boxes, Guinness, mars bars and sitting around into getting it to look just so damn good, so we need to protect it and put it under wraps!But we now enter the time of year when we decide, feck it I’m going to show it to the world……I could write a book about various ways of trimming down, what to use, etc but here are the top tips:If you’ve got quiet the carpet on your chest it is advisable to at least put some manners on it but unless you are at least bench pressing your own body weight then maybe you should consider how you would look if you stripped it all off.Trimming it down with your set of home clippers in stages is the best.Starting with longest first and slowly working your way done to a length that you think looks good.If you are going to shave or wax. Don’t do anything without exfoliating for about 5 days before hand.This is ESSENTIAL. By exfoliating you will remove dead skin cells etc. This will substantially reduce any swelling, redness, spots or in-growing hairs. This is the main place where guys get it wrong!Waxing will result in a better, smoother finish. It will also last longer. HOWEVER, the phrase “no pain, no gain” has never been more relevant in your journey of life as a man, as it is to the exercise of waxing your chest!If you decide to shave, you will still get a good result, however it will not last as long and the re growth will be somewhat more itchy than after a wax.It is more than fine to rock a hairy chest however in this day and age of manscaping a hairy back is a bit of a no-no. So our advice is do what you have to do to get that lawn cut.When?If you’re just trimming you can do it any time prior to the holiday.If you’re shaving do it 2-3 days before jetting off.If waxing you would need to do it app 5 days before the holiday to ensure the redness and any swelling has gone down. Imagine getting sunburn on top of it??? It just wouldn’t be worth it…Gents if you need any more information get yourselves down to Mavericks on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny where we have loads happening. We now have 4 barbers operating to reduce waiting times, we have two 49” screens in for the EURO’s and the GAA Championship this summer our sweep stake for charity on the Euros has just closed but you can see how your mates are doing.When you throw in the best haircuts around, hot towel shaving, quality beard trimming, cool beers and great coffee, then there just isn’t a barbers experience like it!!!!!!ARE YOU A MAVERICK? GET THAT HAIR OFF YOUR CHEST – IT’S BEACH SEASON! was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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:Beach BodyChestFeatureshairMaverick BarbersnewsWaxinglast_img read more

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School regenerates immigrants’ pride

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The school serves more than 150 local families, almost all from Mexico, with a program emphasizing learning about the ancient heritage and culture, in order to give the students a sense of roots and pride. Aguilar was a teacher for several years at Garfield High School, and he became frustrated at the great number of dropouts there and at other mostly Latino-populated secondary schools. He attributes the lack of motivation to succeed to the denial of culturally relevant programs and to an inflexible desire to Americanize first-generation students in the elementary grades. Aguilar partnered with some local community leaders and applied for a grant from the Raza Development Fund and Amicus Bank. A $1.4 million loan was acquired to turn an abandoned Masonic Lodge into a charter school in 2001, and the LAUSD granted a five-year approval. Academia Semillias del Pueblo opened with about 150 students.Enrollment has since doubled, and the school now teaches from kindergarten through fifth grade. Its current Academic Performance Index is 597 out of a possible 800. Almost all its students are from low-income, English-learning families. The LAUSD recognizes charter schools as a way to ease its shortage of facilities and to increase parent and student involvement. The district requires charters to follow LAUSD policy “except in those areas they specifically describe in their charters, such as curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy, personnel and governance.” Academia Semillias del Pueblo describes its course offerings as having dual-language immersion, global cultural studies, instruction in visual, performing and martial arts and “a living curriculum to give rise to a regenerative school culture that embraces the customs and traditions of those served.” This includes learning a vocabulary of the ancient Aztec language, Nahuatl, and an understanding of the “base 20” mathematics used to build ancient pyramids and master astronomy. The school has become a center of immigrant family “regeneration” for students and adults forced to leave their homelands to find economic opportunity in “El Norte.” Jennifer Solis was student body president of Belmont High School in 2003-04 and is now a premed student.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Of the hundred charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, few can claim the kind of community support that has been shown to Academia Semillias del Pueblo in El Sereno. More than 200 parents and local neighborhood residents gathered at the Huntington Avenue school Saturday afternoon to express their desire for the school board to renew the charter later this year and keep the unique program aimed at instilling pride in children of Mexican and American Indian background. The 253-pupil academy became a cause celebre recently when a local talk-radio station criticized the school’s principal and sent a reporter to interview him, the parents and students. One of the parents, believing the reporter was taking pictures of the kids, chased him and confiscated his tape, which turned out to be audio, not video. Principal Marcos Aguilar apologized to the station, but explained that his academy, like many other elementary schools, is continually on the alert for child predators, and the incident was an over-reaction to the presence of a stranger with recording equipment. last_img read more

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GLENSWILLY POSTPONE HOMECOMING FOR DONEGAL TEAM

first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA club has postponed tonight’s planned event and visit by the Donegal team due to the delays in the teams progress up through the county.In a statement to members the club said: “The Donegal senior team have been travelling continuously since Saturday as have most of you supporters. Each club and town has had larger crowds than expected and there has been delay after delay.“A lot of you have been either at the clubhouse or keeping kids at home until a definite time was available. “There are two major stops tonight which on the basis of what happened at previous stops would mean they would be unable to reach the Glen until the early hours. In the interest of the safety of all concerned the club decided to postpone the visit. We will let you know as as possible of the new time and date.” GLENSWILLY POSTPONE HOMECOMING FOR DONEGAL TEAM was last modified: September 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GLENSWILLY POSTPONE HOMECOMING FOR DONEGAL TEAMlast_img read more

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CARTHY LEADS DRUMBOE MARTYRS COMMEMORATION

first_imgMORE than 1,000 republicans came out to remember Ireland’s patriot dead at the annual Drumboe Commemoration in Stranorlar.The huge parade was led by a colour party in Cumann na mBan style uniforms to mark the centenary of the foundation of the republican women’s organisation.Sinn Féin’s candidate for the European election Cllr Matt Carthy, the main speaker at the event, told the crowd that Sinn Féin is about realising the vision of 1916 and making the noble ideals contained in the Proclamation a reality for Irish people. Cllr Carthy said: “We want a society and an economy run democratically in the interests of all our citizens. We seek to undo what James Connolly predicted would be the ‘carnival of reaction’ initiated by Partition. Like Connolly, we wish to see the ‘reconquest of Ireland by the people of Ireland’. In other words we want a real republic where the citizens and not vested interests — whether in politics, banking, the institutions of state, foreign governments or the EU — are in control.“We believe, like the Proclamation stated that the ‘wealth of Ireland belongs to the people of Ireland’ and that our natural resources should be exploited in the interests of Irish citizens not transnational corporations.“Our vision is of a New Republic for the 21st century, which – like the Proclamation of 1916 – guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities for all citizens; cherishes all the children of the nation equally and is anti-sectarian.“This means equal rights for those in same sex relationships, ethnic minorities and those of all creeds and none. Irish people have faced a considerable period of economic hardship. Hundreds of thousands are unemployed. Many more are struggling to survive. Highly educated, intelligent young people are leaving the country as emigration continues to be used by the Irish Government as a safety valve.” He said that in the Six Counties, the British Conservative party policy threatens to destroy the economy through the imposition of a savage cut to public funding.“Meanwhile the Fine Gael/Labour Government have broken virtually all their election promises and imposed a brutal austerity agenda which is hurting hard working families, while the wealthiest sections of society are protected. Irish citizens have been forced to witness the spectacle of an Irish government acting as a mere agent for the EU and IMF in Ireland,” said Carthy.“In the Dáil Sinn Féin has put forward realistic alternative policies that are all about fairness.“Our focus on job creation, stimulating the economy, fair taxes, and debt restructuring is about protecting public services and those on low and middle incomes.“If you, like me, believe that the answer lies in a strengthened Sinn Féin mandate then I am asking you to make sure that May’s elections prove to be another watershed for the republican struggle. “Sinn Féin is not interested in winning seats for the sake of it. We seek political office only in order to bring about change in our country and in the lives of citizens.“Elections are simply a moment in time; but sometimes they can be pivotal moments. I think that we are on the cusp of one of those pivotal moments. Let us seize it – let’s build on it – and let us take power on this island for the ordinary men and women who have been abandoned by other political parties.“Most importantly let us commit ourselves to never abusing or corrupting that power like others have done.”He added: “Let us go from here today even more determined than ever to build the republic.” CARTHY LEADS DRUMBOE MARTYRS COMMEMORATION was last modified: April 21st, 2014 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)Tags:commemorationdrumboe martyrslast_img read more

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Carver explains Cisse’s poor form

first_imgNewcastle’s assistant manager John Carver admitted Papiss Cisse was suffering a dip in confidence following the Magpies’ 1-0 defeat at Fulham.The Senegal striker has not scored a league goal since December and has just three goals to his name in all competitions this season.Cisse missed a glorious chance to beat Fulham keeper David Stockdale in the first half at Craven Cottage.And Carver said: “At the moment Papiss’ confidence is down because he hasn’t scored goals.“The pleasing thing is that he keeps getting in the positions to score. If he’s not doing that then we’ve got an issue.“It would have been dead easy for him to sulk and be unhappy because he hasn’t been in the team, but he has worked extremely hard on the training ground, doing extra work at the end.“If you think back to two seasons ago he could have had his own programme on Goal of the Season. Maybe he has to do a little bit more.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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