Luck of the draw! New car for one lucky B&S Credit Union member

first_imgB&S Credit Union Members Car Draw saw one lucky winner receive the keys to a brand new 192 Ford Focus.The excitement within B&S Credit Union was electric as John Breslin announced live on Highland Radio, Thursday 19th July the winner of this amazing prize, the lucky winner was a very shocked B&S Credit Union member of staff, Joan Lynch.Eleven other lucky members also received cash prizes including: €2500 Margaret Gallagher – McCarron, Raphoe€2000 Sean Bradley, Castlefinn€2000 Margaret Brogan, Stranorlar€1000 Barry Dowds, Corefrin€1000 Marian McGranaghan, Sessiaghoneill€1000 Eunan Laverty, Drumboe, Stranorlar€500 Fiona Tunney, Letterkenny€500 Stephen Patton, Ballybofey€500 Kelvin Lynch, Ballybofey€500 Kathleen McNulty, StranorlarB&S Credit Union CEO Kevin Morahan thanked the wonderful staff who work extremely hard in B&S Credit Union to provide a friendly and efficient service to members.In recognition of the 50th Celebration, Kevin had a special thanks to all former and current Directors and volunteers who have in the past and also in the present, continue to work effortlessly for the credit union.There has been a number of changes within B&S Credit Union within the past 50 years. Since that excellent voluntary work of the first Board, B&S Credit Union has continued to flourish over five decades and has created a community financial co-operative which serves almost 13,500 members in its common bond with an asset size over €60million. B&S Credit Union has experienced two changes of currency, and premises, since its inception, moving into the current premises on Main Street Ballybofey in 1999.The premises were extensively renovated in 2017 and are now a secure, confidential and comfortable premise for both members and staff.B&S Credit Union have a voluntary Board of Directors and a board oversight committee who direct and oversee the running of the Credit Union.B&S Credit Union currently employs 20 staff, 8 full time and 12 who work part-time, and they also have a pool of volunteers who serve on various committees.At the start, it was people who put their savings together and who worked voluntarily to manage their monies and create a lending pool. That was back in the 60s. Credit Union communities have grown rapidly, and they are now recognised as financial institutions where people save monies and borrow on a par with banks, albeit on a smaller scale.B&S Credit Union have not been approved for mortgage lending yet but they are actively engaged in personal lending for a multitude of purposes.B&S Credit union are still open to new members who live or work in their ‘common bond’ area which covers a geographical area from Glenfin/Cloghan to Convoy to Castlefin to Killygordan to Drumkeen and up into Barnes Mor.They try to keep the lending process as simple as possible but have to also satisfy regulatory requirements from the Central Bank. Loans range from a few hundred euros up to 50,000 – people borrow for Cars, Holidays, Home renovations, Education and so on.Assistant Manager, Breege Duffy thanked everyone who helped make the event so successful “a special thanks to Shane Connolly cars for supplying the lovely car Finally and most importantly a huge thanks to all our loyal members who make the Credit Union what it is.”Members Car draw was the start of their 50th Celebrations events, other events scheduled to take place include; Vintage Tea Party on Friday 19th from 12noon -3 pm in Marquee B&S Carpark, Family Fun Day on Saturday from 10 am -2 pm and Celebration Event which will take place in Jackson’s Hotel. For more information visit www.bandscu.ieLuck of the draw! New car for one lucky B&S Credit Union member was last modified: August 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Science Discovers the Unexpected and the Obvious

first_imgYoung’s Law jokes, “All great discoveries are made by mistake.”  Here are some recent examples.Arch-istan:  Think the world’s natural features are all well known?  “Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have stumbled upon a geological colossus in a remote corner of Afghanistan: a natural stone arch spanning more than 200 feet across its base,” reported PhysOrg.  It now ranks as the 12th largest natural bridge in the world.    “It’s one of the most spectacular discoveries ever made in this region,” a spokesman for the Society said.  And there’s probably more: “The arch is emblematic of the natural marvels that still await discovery in Afghanistan” if only the warlords would let people in.Sing for surgery:  A lady needed knee replacement surgery, but her blood pressure was too high.  Science Daily reported, “While the patient was unresponsive to aggressive pharmacologic interventions, the woman’s blood pressure dropped dramatically when she sang several religious songs.”  Maybe they’ve stumbled upon a new therapy: “Singing is simple, safe, and free.  Patients should be encouraged to sing if they wish.”    The story did not explain whether it was the singing that was effective, or the words.  Depending on the songs (which were not mentioned), it could have been the concepts expressed by the songs that gave this particular patient comfort.  The article said that “larger studies are needed” to see if singing will be advised for patients.  If so, it could make for a strange new auditory environment in hospitals depending on the singers’ skill (and harmonization).  Arguably, though, there are songs that might raise blood pressure.Nice termites:  Termites are a farmer’s friend, claimed New Scientist.  An ecosystem scientist in Australia “has shown that the insects can increase the yield of wheat crops by 36 per cent.”  Ants and termites can loosen the soil in arid climates like earthworms do in more temperate climates.  They also bring more nitrogen into the soil.    “Never mind fertilisers and pesticides: for a natural solution to boosting crop yields in arid regions, turn to termite power,” said Wendy Zukerman at New Scientist; however, she quoted critics who pointed to some potential downsides. Mammoth protein:  Protein samples have been extracted from a mammoth said to be 600,000 years old.  Science Daily quoted a “bio-archaeologist” from the University of York who remarked, “Until several years ago we did not believe we would find any collagen in a skeleton of this age, even if it was as well-preserved as the West Runton Elephant.”    The specimen, 85% intact, is the most complete and well-preserved mammoth found so far.  See artist rendition of the West Runton Elephant on PhysOrg.Non-renewable energy:  Wind and wave power seem to be models of clean, green, renewable sources of energy.  Not so, says Axel Kleidon of the Max Planck Institute.  New Scientist claims, as summarized by reporter Mark Buchanan, “Build enough wind farms to replace fossil fuels and we could do as much damage to the climate as greenhouse global warming.”    Kleidon’s argument, being taken seriously in the UK, is that the second law of thermodynamics dictates that devices built to take advantage of winds and waves are doomed to emit much of the energy gained as heat – back into the atmosphere.On the other hand, scientists occasionally state the obvious:Hearing media reports about uncommon acts of goodness can make good people even better (PhysOrg).Lack of motivation is a barrier for exercise in boys (PhysOrg).Researchers given intellectual challenge and independence are more likely to come up with innovations (PhysOrg).Beautiful people are happier (PhysOrg), but there was a lot of spread in the data (to say nothing of subjectivity).Distressed areas have more poverty (PhysOrg).Lastly, PhysOrg made the astonishing discovery that “conscientious people earn more and save more for retirement.”Must be publish-or-perish time at some universities.  Scientific discovery needs to be distinguished from scientific explanation.  Sometimes scientists stumble upon new ideas, sometimes they reinforce the obvious, and sometimes they upset apple carts (05/19/2010) – only to have other scientists turn them right-side up again.  Occasionally, scientists discover new, useful principles by careful, methodical research.  Whether accidental or methodical, their findings must always be filtered through human limitations.  That’s why discernment is required for anyone evaluating their claims.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA para-cyclists on song in World Cup

first_imgReigning world champion Ernst van Dyk claimed the first gold medal by edging out his nemesis Alessandro Zanardi in a sprint finish to the road race. Zanardi had won the time trial two days earlier. SAinfo reporter C4 cyclist Roxy Burns retained her World Cup leaders’ jersey, which she had earned after her first race earlier this season. It’s a great achievement for Burns, especially since her preferred discipline is track cycling. South Africa’s second gold medal was awarded to T1 Tricyclist George Rex, who won the time trial over an 8.3km course in 17:40.09, 13.08 seconds ahead of Spain’s Aitor Oroza Flores, with Jiri Hindr of the Czech Republic finishing third. 27 August 2013 The first three riders to cross the finish line after eight laps and 66.4km of racing – Van Dyk, Zanardi and Jetze Plat (Ned) – all recorded the same time of 01:56:51, with only four seconds separating the top five riders. The team’s attention will next be turned onto the 2013 World Championships as they settle in at Baie-Comeau in Quebec. Racing starts on Thursday, 29 August. First winIt was the first time this season that Van Dyk, who races in the H4 category, had defeated former Formula One driver Zanardi, who had dominated the previous rounds of the road racing and time trial disciplines. “Our new T1 rider George Rex was a pleasant surprise. He finished fourth in Italy, and then followed it up with second places in Spain, and a win and third place here in Matane. “Of course we are also well aware that his main adversary, the French rider, broke his collarbone and did not compete. South African para-cyclists captured two gold medals and three World Cup leaders’ jerseys at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Series in Matane, Canada on the weekend. ‘Consistency’“Consistency also gave Justine Asher the overall win in the H2 class.” Asher’s achievement was all the more remarkable since she had to return home early after racing at the Italian leg of the World Cup series following a crash in which she broke bones in a foot. ‘Our best ever World Cup’“This was our best ever World Cup,” team coach Ricky Kulsen told Road to Rio’s Mark Etheridge. “Due to consistently riding in all the events, Roxy won the C4 World Cup overall without winning one single race. This was actually just part of getting her used to riding the road in preparation for the track.last_img read more

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10 Filipino players bolster ABL teams as Heritage Imports

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFilipinos have long been regarded as the best basketball players in Southeast Asia.So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Filipino ballers are coveted in the region with 10 players enlisted as Heritage Imports this upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ABL tips off on Friday with the Slingers taking on Nanhai Kung Fu in China, while Alab opens its campaign at Mall of Asia Arena against Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Headlining the list is 2017 PBA Draft’s top overall pick Christian Standhardinger, who will bolster the already potent Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club.The Fil-German forward will reinforce the deadly frontline for the defending champion Long Lions for the next six months in Hong Kong before debuting for the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFil-Am playmaker Jason Brickman will once again orchestrate the offense for Mono Vampire Basketball Club.Ex-PBA players have also taken their act to the ABL hoping to reinvigorate their careers overseas. No regrets for Perez, Lyceum after finals loss: ‘It was a good experience for us’ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Former Ginebra first-rounder James Forrester seeks to revive his career with ABL newcomer Formosa Dreamers of Taiwan, ex-Blackwater forward Reil Cervantes will reinforce Westports Malaysia Dragons, and former GlobalPort slasher AJ Mandani will fortify last season’s runner-up Singapore Slingers.Hardworking forward Lawrence Domingo goes on a return trip for Alab Pilipinas as the 23-year-old will once again serve as the Heritage Import for the home crew.The ABL also provides a new opportunity for unheralded Filipino ballers, some of which are hoping to get a second wind in their basketball careers, or chance to introduce themselves to the public.Guard Paul Zamar of UE partners with Brickman in Thailand with Mono Vampire, while former Adamson forward Patrick Cabahug teams up with Cervantes for the Dragons.Nanhai Kung Fu Basketball Club of China will also roll the dice with little-known Caelan Tiongson of Biola University and Jonathan Bermillo of Bishop’s University.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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NBTC: Kai Sotto, Ateneo dodge upset, withstand Lyceum-Cavite

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next John Barba led the Junior Pirates with 18 points and five rebounds while Guadana had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.No. 26 Sta. Clarita International School-Iloilo was the lowest-ranked team to advance to the Supreme 16 after it beat Cebu’s Uniersity of San Jose-Recoletos, 89-75.Steven Tono and Wilmer Dalumpines combined for 19 points in the fourth quarter where Sta. Clarita outscored the Jaguars, 28-10.Fourth-seed San Beda leaned on Rhayyan Amsali and Tony Ynot to beat 29th seed Holy Trinity-Gen Santos to also secure a spot in the Supreme 16.Amsali tallied 19 points, four rebounds, and two steals in just 16 minutes of action while Ynot finished with 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Third-seed Southwestern University-PHINMA of Cebu dominated 30th seed Dolores National High School-Eastern Samar, 103-49.Harvey Sanchez scored 20 points for the Baby Cobras, who will face the 14th seed Top Flight-Vancouver. Google Philippines names new country director Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Forthsky Padrigao hit the go-ahead basket with 46 seconds left to finish with 17 points on top of six assists.“What I like most about the game is that our opponent is a very strong and competitive team. They’re from the NCAA so our players really got tested,” said Ateneo head coach Reggie Varilla.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Kudos to the boys. We weren’t able to practice that much because it’s exam week last week but they were trying But I think we could have done a better job,” Varilla, whose team blew a 14-point lead, added.The Junior Pirates had a chance to tie but Mac Guadana couldn’t get a shot off as time expired. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFifth-seed Ateneo-Quezon City eluded an upset after escaping Lyceum-Cavite, 86-84, in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC National Finals Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Kai Sotto had 35 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Blue Eaglets, who arranged a showdown with 12th seed FilAm Sports USA on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Big finish needed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READlast_img read more

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State of Origin

first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will host the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) at Tempe on Friday, 23 August and Saturday, 24 August 2008. The fiercest of rivals will compete in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Men’s 20’s, Women’s 20’s, Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 35’s, Women’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s, Women’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s, and Men’s 50’s divisions to determine the overall winner.The two states last competed in 2006 where NSWTA defeated QTA winning seven of the thirteen divisions. QTA will be looking to add to their three titles won since the inaugural State of Origin Series was conducted at the NSW State Cup in Port Macquarie in 1995.For more information about the 2008 State of Origin, please visit the website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=931&pID=14last_img read more

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This Years Patriots Are Almost On Pace To Be The GOAT

2Chicago Bears19426-01751 TEAMYEARRECORDELO AFTER 6 WEEKS 1Chicago Bears19866-01756 23Indianapolis Colts20056-01697 8Chicago Bears19435-0-11718 Once again, the New England Patriots find themselves atop the NFL heap: 5-0 so far this year with the league’s best points-per-game margin. Las Vegas oddsmakers consider New England far and away the best team in football. Excellence isn’t unfamiliar for the Pats; just last month, we anointed their 2007 squad1Unbeaten in the regular season. as the best single-season team in NFL history. But this year’s version is also one of the greatest teams in NFL history — through a season’s first six weeks.Of course, that last qualifier is important; the Patriots aren’t even a third of the way through their schedule, and you don’t win any prizes for being really good going into Week 7. On the other hand, the Patriots are really, really good.We can measure this using Elo ratings, one of our favorite metrics for ranking football teams. You can read the fine details of how they work here, but in a nutshell, Elo assigns each team a strength rating based on how likely it thinks that team is to win games in the future. The ratings are simple — their only inputs are the score, strength of opponent and location of each game — but they’re also predictive and self-correcting, so a team’s strength estimate is constantly evolving.And in the case of the 2015 Patriots, that rating is ridiculously good. Through the first six weeks of an NFL season,2Which technically encompasses only five games for the Patriots, because they had a bye in Week 4. only three teams have ever possessed a higher Elo rating than New England’s current mark of 1736: 5San Francisco 49ers19905-01734 19Green Bay Packers19626-01702 12New England Patriots20045-01714 7Denver Broncos19986-01724 11Miami Dolphins19735-11714 15Philadelphia Eagles19505-11711 9Pittsburgh Steelers19795-11717 16Miami Dolphins19846-01709 13Canton Bulldogs19236-01714 24New England Patriots20115-11695 25Cleveland Browns19515-11693 22Los Angeles Rams19686-01697 14Green Bay Packers19635-11713 18Minnesota Vikings19705-11707 3New England Patriots20076-01748 10Dallas Cowboys19944-11716 21Chicago Bears19415-11698 17Green Bay Packers19306-01708 4New England Patriots20155-01736 6Green Bay Packers20116-01728 20Chicago Bears19346-01698 I wrote three weeks ago, when they were 3-0, that this year’s Pats were unlikely to match the 2007 team’s 16-0 regular season record … and they still aren’t. (New England has roughly a 7 percent chance of going undefeated now.) But the Patriots are within striking distance of where the ’07 Pats were at the same point that season, and that ought to strike fear in the hearts of New England’s remaining 11 opponents.CORRECTION (Oct. 23, 10:50 a.m.): An earlier version of a table in this article listed the 1950 Philadelphia Eagles twice. One of the entries, which represented the Elo of the Eagles after five games, was incorrect and has been removed. The teams below that entry have each been moved up a slot, and the 2011 Patriots were added to the list as the 25th team.CORRECTION (Oct. 25, 1:25 p.m.): An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect record for the 1931 Green Bay Packers through the first six weeks of the season. The team was 6-0, not 7-1. The Packers’ Elo through those six weeks was too low for them to be in the top 25, so we have removed them, moved the teams below up a slot, and added the 1951 Cleveland Browns. read more

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Lazio fall for a scam worth almost 2 million euro

first_imgLazio have reportedly been scammed by an email and have paid 2 million euro for the final instalment for Stefan de Vrij, the former Dutch team Feyenoord’s defender, to fraudsters.According to SkySports, hackers who were well aware of the transfer and the final portion of the sum he was acquired for have tricked the club into sending the money to the wrong back account in the Netherlands.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Lazio followed the instructions in the email they received, which claimed the Dutch champions were seeking the money to be transferred to the bank account in the email. However, since Feyenoord claims they have no idea about this email and the cash transfer, it is highly likely that Lazio have fallen for a scam.The prosecutor, who has been taking care of this case, has reportedly tracked the money in question to a Dutch bank account, which, however, has nothing to do with Feyenoord.last_img read more

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Gracia wants his side to finish the season well

first_imgWatford haven’t won for five matches in a row and Javi Gracia believes that his side should end the season strongly to prepare well for the upcoming season and already help with the development.The Spaniard knows that the results haven’t been the best lately but he also insisted that the remaining four games of the season should serve mostly as a preparation for the upcoming one.Gracia spoke about his side’s upcoming games as he said, according to Watford Observer:“I prefer to finish the season well because I think that is the first step to do well next season.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“At this moment, it is the most important thing to prepare every game well and try and get all the points you are able to get.”“It is always a big challenge and you never know where you are going to get the next points, so the next four games are important, and for Palace as well.”“Everyone is fighting at the moment to get the points.”last_img read more

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Eamon Dunphy brands Loris Karius an airhead and says he has

first_imgEamon Dunphy has said that he doesn’t have any atom of sympathy for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius because he is ‘unprofessional’ after his horrendous performance in the Champions League final.While speaking at Game On in 2FM last night, Dunphy said that German goalkeeper Karius was never the right man for Liverpool, and bashed Liverpool boss, Klopp for not replacing him sooner.“He doesn’t concentrate, he’s unprofessional, he’s an airhead, and he shouldn’t be playing professional football,” Dunphy said via Independent.“He never looked like a Premier League goalkeeper, doesn’t have the presence for one thing, you have to fill the goal, you have to dominate your penalty area.“He’s never looked the part, he doesn’t concentrate, what happened to him wouldn’t happen to a serious professional player.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I have no sympathy for him. I have sympathy for his colleagues, and it was notable that his colleagues didn’t come around and offer him consolation.“I have no sympathy for him or Klopp because Klopp bought him.”Dunphy said Liverpool need to replace Karius if they are to challenge the elite in Europe, and criticised Klopp for missing the opportunity to sign Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.“I said it on air before the match, nobody will win the Champions League with this guy in goal, and with Lovren playing centre-half,” he added.“They need to buy a keeper. Jordan Pickford was available for £30m from Sunderland, Liverpool had Champions League football, Everton didn’t, Ronald Koeman wanted him and went and bought Pickford before he was sacked. And that was what Liverpool should have done.”last_img read more

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