Holtby takes confidence from Magath

first_img Tomas Oral and Werner Leuthard have arrived as first-team coach and conditioning coach, respectively, ahead of Magath’s first game at fellow strugglers West Brom this weekend. It is a match, Holtby says, they approach with renewed confidence brought by the man that managed him at Schalke. “I know him well,” the on-loan Tottenham midfielder told the club’s official website, www.fulhamfc.com. “He’s won titles in Germany and done some great stuff in the Bundesliga. He’s a very hard-working guy who wants 100 per cent from his sides. “We’re going to get the full German experience from him and I definitely think he’ll help us achieve our goal of staying up in the Barclays Premier League. “Training’s been good, although it’s definitely been a new experience for the English players. “Myself, Sascha Riether and Ashkan Dejagah [who also played under Magath] know all about him but in training he works you really hard and you always have to be on top of your game.” As good a manager as Magath may be, the bookmakers still make Fulham overriding favourites for relegation. Four points adrift of safety and bottom of the pile with 12 matches remaining, Holtby knows is it is crucial to bring three points back from the Hawthorns on Saturday. Press Association “It’s a massive game,” he said. “In Germany we call it a six-point game and I think you have a similar saying over here. We need to win this fixture. “We were unlucky against Liverpool where we should have taken something from the game, but now it’s not about complaints, it’s about getting points and winning these types of games. “I played against West Brom for Tottenham Hotspur in December and it’s going to be very hard. They’re very organised and very energetic.” Lewis Holtby is confident that Felix Magath’s arrival as first-team manager will see Fulham stave off relegation. It has been a hectic few days on the banks of the Thames, with head coach Rene Meulensteen’s 75-day spell at the helm brought to an abrupt end on Friday. The Dutchman’s exit from the club was confirmed on Tuesday evening, with Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins amongst those following him out of Craven Cottage. last_img read more


Eagles pull out of UDFA GT Beer football tournament

first_img… Tourney starts tonight with double-headerWITH time running out, the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) is going ahead boldly with its GT Beer tag for its year-end football championship at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.On Wednesday UDFA sent out the schedule of matches following a meeting with their affiliates. The opening games are set for tonight when Botofago and Topp XX clash in the first game from 19.00hrs and the second game brings together Net Rockers and Coomacka at 21.00hrs.With no confirmation from the beverage giants Banks DIH when they met on Wednesday, the total prize package for the tournament is still to be decided.Apparently Eagles United, the defending champions, are uncomfortable with certain conditions and have withdrawn ahead of the tournament.There are ten teams competing in groups of three and in Group A are Net Rockers, Coomacka and Silver Shattas, Group B has Winners Connection, Capital FC and Hi Stars and Group C comprises Botofago, Aroiama, Amelia’s Ward and Topp XX.The playing dates are December 13, 15, 18, 20, 23, 26 with the semi-finals on 29th and the final on January 1, New Year’s Day. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more


Customs Tackle CIS as 2018 Maritime Cup Tourney Starts

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending champions, the Nigeria Customs Service will tomorrow takes on the Certified Institute of Shipping (CIS) in the opening match of the 10th edition of the Ships & Ports Annual Maritime Cup Football Competition.The competition will hold at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Sports Ground, Bode Thomas, Lagos.At the draws of the competition held at the weekend in Lagos, the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL) and Josephdam Port Services (JPS) are playing in Group A, while the Nigeria Customs Service, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Tin can Island Container Terminal (TICT) and CIS will play in Group B. Coordinator of the draws and former Chairman, Lagos State Referees Council, Prince Adesegun Kosoko, commended Ships & Ports Communications Company for sustaining the competition over the years.He said, “There have been tremendous improvement in the competition over the years and that shows that the Maritime Cup has made its name in the industry. So we hope to leverage on the 10th edition to do much more and to see more new organization coming in.”Kosoko charged the participating teams to see the competition as an avenue for leisure, to interact and to build friendship outside their various business environments.Earlier, Coordinator of the Maritime Cup, Eucharia Okoli said that while the winners would go home with a cash prize of N500,000; the first and second runners-up would cart away N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.Okoli said a total of eight teams would feature in the competition this year.last_img read more


Wellington Police to check for drunk drivers on August 22

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow – Officers of the Wellington Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on August 22nd 2014 in the City of Wellington, according to Chief Tracy Heath.  The checkpoints may be setup at various locations through out the city.These checkpoints are designed to identify intoxicated drivers.  Those motorist suspected of intoxication will be given on-site sobriety field test.Efforts will be made mot to severely interrupt traffic flow, but many drivers will be stopped as part of this program.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago Illegal stops. Report Reply 4 replies · active 312 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Just A Thought · 312 weeks ago So how are these illegal stops? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago No proof of a crime being committed, but everyone passing the checkpoint is being stopped (they’re assuming everyone is guilty at that point) and questioned, without representation, then they decide if you are guilty of a crime or not. I’ve noticed a lot of forgery cases in the police notes lately. Maybe they should setup a checkpoint and pull everyone over to make sure that they don’t have any checks/credit cards that don’t belong to them. Same premise. Report Reply -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 312 weeks ago Here’s another comparison for you. I read recently that texting while driving is now the leading cause of deaths for teen drivers (http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/study-texting-while-driving-now-leading-cause-of-death-for-teen-drivers-1.5226036). Would it be ok for police to set up a checkpoint and stop everyone and search their phone for the last sent/received text? Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Law Abiding Citizen · 312 weeks ago Wouldn’t bother me. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Love Check Points · 312 weeks ago Would only need three check points if you work with Santa Fe to block all crossings in town then you could set up a Check point at all 3 underpasses to check every car going north or south. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Live for it · 312 weeks ago Geeze, then you could read the police notes on Monday and find out who all got nailed by the cops. That would be a good thing for your right? Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down whatever · 312 weeks ago See how many tickets the BNSF get? Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WayToKillTheMystery · 312 weeks ago In other news, drinking establishments in Derby, Winfield, and Haysville are offering 2:1 drinks and group rates on hotel rooms for 8/21 – 8/23. Book now! Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more