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The heavy rains put a damper on ABCCL action over the weekend as field conditions did not permit games to be played. The Jersey Shore Tides had their doubleheader called off with the Wall Angels on Sunday. Earlier in the week, the Tides had the misfortune of having a game called in the fourth inning due to the failure of the lights at the Protocall Starz home field in Medford. The Tides took a 3-0 lead into the fourth behind three perfect innings from their ace, Marlton’s Bill Wieland (Virginia Commonwealth University). Wieland retired nine straight batters, striking out two in each of the first and second innings, and one in the third before the game was suspended. The Tides offense was supplied by Plantation, Florida’s Derrick Gamble (Nyack College) who was 2-for-2, and Manalapan’s Jordan Novel (Felician College), who doubled home a run. Wieland added a hit to help his own cause, as did Watchung’s Mike Gatti (University of Pennsylvania) and Columbia, MO’s Nick Steponovich (Ohio State University). Three walks were drawn by Holmdel’s Chris Kapsales (Niagara University). Wieland joined the Tides after pitching several key games for the VCU Rams, where he had a 4-3 record. He pitched the Rams into their conference final with a six inning, six-strikeout victory against UNC-Wilmington, but the Rams lost the final and missed a tournament bid. Four of Wieland’s teammates were drafted by Major League Baseball teams, and Tides’ manager Jeremy Milonas said he expects to see scouts looking at Wieland this summer as well as in his upcoming collegiate season. In other action during the week, the Tides struggled offensively and were unable to pick up a victory. Limited offense was provided with extra base hits by Staten Island’s Tom Ambrosole (Lafayette College), Saratoga Springs, NY’s Rob Coughlin (Wesleyan University), Kapsales, and Columbia, MO’s Joe Gaboury (William Jewell College). Mike Gatti added two singles and a stolen base, and a base hit by Middletown and Red Bank Catholic’s Chris Messa (College Misericordia). In addition to Wieland, strong pitching performances were provided by Cedar Knolls’ Brian Kelley (Dickinson College), Gamble, and Kapsales during the week. The Tides announced that former Tide Mike Pahira of Holmdel joined the Tides as an assistant coach. Pahira, a four-year starter at Pace University, was the Tides’ all-time home run leader. After graduating from Pace, where four of his teammates were selected in the MLB draft, Pahira decided to join CPA firm Wiss & Co. rather than pursuing a baseball career. The Tides are back in action this week and will hopefully avoid further rainouts. The updated ABCCL schedule, including scheduled make-up games, can be found at www.abccl.com.
Arsenal closed in on another season of Champions League football with a 1-0 win over strugglers Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday but it was another uncomfortable evening for manager Arsene Wenger amid protests from fans.Arsenal moved into third place thanks to a Danny Welbeck goal but it did not stop the discontent inside and outside the Emirates Stadium from supporters grumbling about perceived under-achievement in Wenger’s long reign.Yet the Gunners’ fans cannot have been as miserable as supporters of visiting Norwich, whose side were plunged into even deeper trouble amid the dog-fight at the foot of the table.They were the only one of the three relegation candidates to endure a pointless afternoon, with Newcastle United beating Crystal Palace 1-0 and Sunderland rescuing a point with a last-gasp penalty from Jermain Defoe in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.At Arsenal, there was division between supporters, some of whom held up posters with the message ‘Time for a change’, after 12 minutes and 12 minutes from time, to mark the dozen years that they have failed to win the league.Yet others sang “There’s only one Arsene Wenger” before Welbeck, introduced as a second-half substitute, scored within four minutes to earn Arsenal a key victory.“We were warned about the protesters,” Wenger said. “You want to make the fans happy. I’m sorry if I don’t achieve it. I’m irritated and frustrated if I cannot keep people happy.“I have respect for the club and gave so much for the club. I want to make people happy.”The win puts Arsenal third in the table, three points clear of Manchester City, who will leapfrog them on goal difference if they win at Southampton on Sunday. City entertain Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium next weekend.
The General Auditing Commission (GAC), through its Auditor General, has informed the Liberian Senate that the Commission hopes to present the audit final report of the Ebola Trust Fund on March 30.According to the communication addressed to the Secretary of the Senate for onward submission to the Senate plenary and signed by Auditor General Madam Yusador S. Gaye, “The delay in the submission of the audit report was due largely to delays in receiving documents requested by GAC from many IPs (Implementing Partners) during the detailed preparation process of the audit.”Madam Gaye further informed the Senate plenary that her Commission has completed the detailed planning and execution process of the audit, and that a “Draft Management Letter (DML)” was subsequently issued to the management of the Incident Management System (IMS) for onward submission to the various Implementing Partners on March 4.Madam Gaye explained that a deadline of March 9 was set as the final date to receive the DML with responses from the IMS addressing the various issues raised during the audit process.The Auditor General narrated that although a timeline was established to receive responses, regrettably, “up to today we are still receiving responses from the various IPs addressing the numerous assertions and further extensions have been requested.”To give a final chance to the IPs, the GAC said an absolute final deadline for the final submission of the DML, with responses to the GAC, was set for March 24, last Tuesday.It may be recalled that last September, Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence wrote a letter requesting a mandate from plenary to have all Ebola activities audited by the GAC.Senator Lawrence’s request was granted and approved by plenary and a letter was sent to the GAC from the leadership of the Senate mandating the GAC to audit all Ebola activities funded by and through the government.But having waited for well over six months, the Grand Bassa lawmaker again last week raised the red flag, reminding plenary that the GAC needs to comply with the Senate’s request to conduct the audit. She requested an additional mandate from plenary to have the GAC brief plenary on the status of the audit report.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,A lot of talk is being heard about Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) preparedness for the holding of National and Regional Elections. We are also hearing talk that a new house-to-house registration is needed. Now we are hearing talk about them needing 180 days to prepare.All of these claims are really excuses with the view of frustrating the will of the Guyanese people.I say this because in 2015 the Commission had 90 days to prepare and they did to hold elections in May of that year.All over the world, including in our sister Caricom states, Election Commissions are ready to conduct free and fair polls with as little as a month’s notice.Millions of Guyanese taxpayers’ dollars are spent to put GECOM on such a footing.Recall that GECOM was made into a permanent Commission in the year 2000. Before then it was not. It was set up only to conduct elections and then dissolved.The reason for doing so was to ensure that GECOM would always be ready to conduct elections. The situation which we have now was always anticipated as a possibility. Therefore, measures were put in place to ensure that GECOM would be ready at all times.Continuous registration began in 2005. By legislation, the law mandated that the list of 2001 be used as the base for continuous registration.Let me state that that piece of legislation was reached by agreement with all the political parties in the National Assembly.When the operation began, GECOM had an arrangement with the General Registration Office to get monthly reports of all the persons who died during that month. That list was shared with the political parties. The purpose of that was to ensure that the names of those who died were constantly removed from the lists. That practice was ongoing at least up to 2015. I have every reason to believe that it is continuing.I am aware that GECOM had even moved to get the lists from Police Stations to be given to the Registration Offices in each region. This was to accelerate the process of removing names of the dead.Therefore, there can be no argument that GECOM is not ready. It was provided with all the resources to fulfil its mandate.Mr Ramjattan has displayed his lack of knowledge about elections issues, or he is faking to play for more time. He had said that he wanted new house-to-house registration, to put onto the list, persons who have come of age.The laws that established GECOM have made provisions for putting people on the list.I have described one such process in the form of continuous registration.The other way is during the Claims and Objections period which every election must have. During this time all those who had recently come of age can put their names on the list and those, who for one reason or the other were not registered can also be registered. In the same way names of the dead that were missed can be removed. That is why the period is named ‘Claims and Objections’.It is therefore difficult to understand why GECOM is not ready. They have been given a constitutional mandate and they must fulfil it.All the talk about lack of readiness is either dishonest, pushed by persons who want a rigged election or because of the lack of knowledge or both.If GECOM officials are saying they are not ready, then it means that they are compromising themselves to satisfy the APNU/AFC.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer President
This month, the NOAA Climate Prediction Center reported that surface ocean temperatures from Peru to the Philippines had cooled 1 degree this summer, signaling a La Nina. The 8,000-mile current can push the storm-bearing jet stream north, dumping buckets of precipitation on the Pacific Northwest. But it can also rob the Southwest – now in its eighth year of drought – of rain needed to refill aquifers, rebuild the snowpack and replenish dangerously dry brush after last year’s 3.2 inches of rain and 78 days of howling Santa Anas. “A typical La Nina pattern means drier, and warmer, weather than normal for Southern California,” said Ken Clark, senior meteorologist for Accuweather.com. “We could be looking at 10 percent less rain than normal – or 60 percent less rain.” With thousands of firefighters battling two blazes near Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County and Julian in San Diego County before the onset of the Santa Anas this month, less rain could mean an especially long fire season. “I’m still worried about this fall when the Santa Anas kick off,” said Los Angeles County fire Chief John Todd, head of the Forestry Division. “A lack of rain in the future will make it an even more difficult situation. “It may mean more work for us firefighters.” With Long Beach beginning mandatory water restrictions and other cities expected to follow suit, many water agencies fear the worst. Water imports from Northern California are expected to be cut by one-third because of a court order to protect the delta smelt. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California warned this month of mandatory rationing for the first time since 1991. Los Angeles, which normally gets half its water from the eastern Sierra, has had to buy 70 percent of its water from the MWD at a cost of $100 million. This spring, city officials called on residents to cut water use 10 percent by taking shorter showers, using less water on the lawn and by sweeping, not hosing off, the driveway. In addition, the DWP is conserving through greater use of reclaimed water, storm-water capture and “green” buildings designed to save water. Because of increasing conservation, the Department of Water and Power reports that water demands have been steady for 25 years – despite a million new residents. “At this moment, we clearly have adequate storage, and there’s no present need to move toward more drastic measures such as rationing,” said David Nahai, president of the DWP commission. “But we must be watchful that that isn’t necessary. … The amount of (potable) water that goes on lawns, parks, golf courses and freeway medians is a criminal waste for us, and we have to rethink it.” Today, the city is expected to sign an agreement with the county to triple the holding capacity of Big Tujunga Dam to 6,000 acre-feet to capture more storm water. In Sacramento, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for a special session to discuss water issues and health care. Across the state, officials say, 70 percent of water is used for crops, with the remainder used by residents. At home, about 70 percent of water goes on lawns and shrubs. For that reason, many see many more turns at the spigot to effect conservation. “If we stopped watering the streets, sidewalks and driveways, we wouldn’t have to ration water,” Patzert said. For the Southern California weather guru, the only conflict about forecasting the rains lies between his Sierra Madre oak tree and his La Nina science charts. This year’s heavy blanket of acorns, according to Indian folklore, means a heavy rain winter, which was the accurate forecast in 1997-98 and 2004-05. La Nina, however, portends another dry season. “At night, it sounds like a machine gun of acorns on my redwood deck,” Patzert said. “The folklore tells us greater than 20 inches, but the facts suggest less than 10.” email@example.com (818) 713-3730 Conserving water Retrofit indoor-plumbing fixtures with low-flow devices. Repair any leaks. Keep showers to less than five minutes. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Turn water faucets off tight. Run the dishwasher and washing machines only when full. Insulate hot-water pipes so you don’t have to run as much water to get hot water to the faucet. Source: Daily News research160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Following its driest weather season in history, Southern California can expect to get less than two-thirds of its normal rainfall – or less than 10 inches – this winter, forecasters say. That means more concerns for firefighters facing already critically dry brush as well as Southland cities considering water rationing. “Right now, we have a developing La Nina – the demon diva of drought,” said Bill Patzert, a research oceanographer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge, who predicted less than 10 inches, down from the normal 15 inches in Los Angeles. “If it’s a dry winter, that means a higher frequency of Santa Anas. In terms of a fire season … it’s a potential monster coming out of the High Desert.”
Arsene Wenger has been asked by the Football Association to provide observations about his comments made before and after Arsenal’s game with Chelsea, the governing body has announced.Wenger complained about two penalty decisions given against the Gunners, the first awarded to West Brom on Sunday and the second given to Chelsea on Wednesday.Both Premier League matches ended as draws and Wenger now has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond.Wenger has said he intends to appeal the separate FA charge relating to his behaviour after last weekend’s 1-1 draw with West Brom, when Arsenal defender Calum Chambers was penalised by Mike Dean for a handball.Arsenal then conceded another late penalty against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, as Eden Hazard went down following a challenge from Hector Bellerin. The game finished 2-2.Press Association Sport understands the FA’s latest enquiry relates in particular to Wenger appearing to suggest there may be a conspiracy against his team.Wenger said before the game against Chelsea: “I must say what is more frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season – at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester City, at West Brom. That is a concerning coincidence for me.”On Dean’s decision to penalise Chambers, Wenger added: “He saw what he wanted to see and we have to deal with that.”After the draw against Chelsea, Wenger told Sky Sports: “When opinions always go the same way it’s coincidence. Statistically it’s built on the fact that when it’s repeated it’s not coincidence.”Arsenal have conceded four penalties in the Premier League this season – no teams have conceded more – and against West Brom and Chelsea both came after they had taken the lead.In January last year, Wenger was given a four-match touchline ban by the FA after pushing and verbally abusing fourth official Anthony Taylor, who was also referee for this week’s match against Chelsea.Arsenal’s next game is away to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. 1 Arsenal have conceded four penalties this season – more than any other Premier League side
25 25 25 Premier League clubs have set a new spending record in 2017/18, after the £430m outlay in the recent January window followed the staggering £1.4bn spent last summer. It should come as little surprise then that so many English sides feature in the top 25 list of the the most expensively-assembled squads in European football.So vast are the riches in the Premier League that the findings – released by the CIES Football Observatory – reveal that relegation-threatened Crystal Palace’s squad cost more than Serie A high-fliers Napoli.Everton, meanwhile, have incredibly outspent German giants Bayern Munich to fund their new-look team.Check out the top 25 most expensive squads in Europe, and find out who has spent the most, by clicking through the gallery above. 23. Wolfsburg (Bundesliga) – £144m has been spent on their squad. 25 7. Liverpool (Premier League) £408m has been spent on their squad. 2. Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1) – £713m has been spent on their squad. 22. West Ham (Premier League) – £157m has been spent on their squad. 25 25 17. Roma (Serie A) – £231m has been spent on their squad. 9. Arsenal (Premier League) – £356m has been spent on their squad. 4. Barcelona (LaLiga) – £641m has been spent on their squad. 18. Southampton (Premier League) – £202m has been spent on their squad. 11. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) – £321m has been spent on their squad. 3. Manchester United (Premier League) – £661m has been spent on their squad. 25 25 25 25 5. Chelsea (Premier League) – £524m has been spent on their squad. 25 16. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga) – £237m has been spent on their squad. 14. Atletico Madrid (LaLiga) – £263m has been spent on their squad. 8. Juventus (Serie A) – £396m has been spent on their squad. 13. AC Milan (Serie A) – £269m has been spent on their squad. 25 25 25. Sevilla (LaLiga) – £141m has been spent on their squad, making it the 25th most expensively-assembled in European football. Click right to find out who is next in the list. 25 25 10. Everton (Premier League) – £323m has been spent on their squad. 25 15. Monaco (Ligue 1) – £253m has been spent on their squad. 20. Inter Milan (Serie A) – £192m has been spent on their squad. 25 19. Crystal Palace (Premier League) – £199m has been spent on their squad. 25 1. Manchester City (Premier League) – £777m has been spent on their squad. 21. Napoli (Serie A) – £180m has been spent on their squad. 25 25 24. Leicester City (Premier League) – £143m has been spent on their squad. 25 6. Real Madrid (LaLiga) – £439m has been spent on their squad. 25 25 25 25 12. Tottenham (Premier League) – £316m has been spent on their squad.
Can confirm Aaron Wan-Bissaka has signed a five year contract with @ManUtd with option of an extra year. Paperwork now complete – former @CPFC player will earn in excess of £80K a week.— Jim White (@JimWhite) June 28, 20196 months ago28th June 2019SeanCrystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is desperate to join childhood club Arsenal this summer, according to reports.The Daily Mail, who recently conducted an exclusive interview with the 26-year-old, claim the winger has informed the south London side he wants to leave for the Gunners.Zaha previously stated his intention to join a club who plays in the Champions League, before later committing his future to the Eagles.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanBarcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner has revealed he ‘doesn’t know’ if a deal to bring Neymar back to the club will happen.Talks are reportedly in the early stages over a potential transfer for the Paris Saint-Germain star just two years after he left the Nou Camp.“What I believe is that Neymar wants to come back,” Cardoner said. “But to say we are working on recruiting him, that is something cannot agree with.“It doesn’t surprise me that Neymar wants to come back to Barcelona.“What seems true is that he wants to come to Barca.“We don’t know if it will come to a good conclusion. It’s not correct that we have signed Neymar.“It’s the action-reaction that happens with some players, it’s not the first time, there are cases like Cesc and Pique.“He’s a great player, that part is indisputable, the circumstances in which he left were special. “There are things about his departure I don’t understand, we have to look over a lot of things that happened and change some scenarios.” FULL STORY.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanRay Parlour has told talkSPORT he is ‘shocked’ by the rumours Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has ‘said yes’ to a possible summer transfer to Manchester United.The former midfielder says he would be ‘amazed’ if the move happens, and hopes to see the Gunners star in person when he travels with the team on their pre-season tour of the United States.“It would be madness to let him go, but players have got all the power these days,” said the Gunners legend on Friday’s Sports Breakfast.“I’d be amazed by that [if he signed for United], I really would. That would shock me.“When I go to pre-season, I’m really hoping Aubameyang is on that plane.”FULL STORY.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanCeltic have confirmed the signing of defender Christopher Jullien in a deal believed to be worth £7million.The 26-year-old joins from Toulouse on a four-year deal with the Scottish Premiership club winning the race for his signature despite interest from Spanish and English clubs.Hoops boss Neil Lennon said: “We are absolutely delighted to bring Christopher to Celtic. He is a quality player with great attributes and we are very much looking forward to him joining the squad and working with him.“We’ve got a squad of great quality already here at the club, who have achieved incredible success over the past few seasons, but it’s always good to add further quality to the group, and that’s what we’ve got with Christopher.“I know the players will be delighted to welcome him into the squad, and I know he will be keen to play his part in the seasons ahead as we look to deliver further success for our supporters.”FULL STORY. 6 months ago28th June 2019SeanNottingham Forest have sacked Martin O’Neill after less than six months in charge and appointed former Rennes boss Sabri Lamouchi as their new manager.O’Neill, who took charge in January, won eight of his 19 games as manager and guided the club to a respectable ninth-place finish.However, it is understood a number of key players revolted against the Irishman, resulting in his departure.A club statement read: “Nottingham Forest can confirm that manager Martin O’Neill has left the club.“The club would like to thank Martin for all his efforts during his time at The City Ground and wish him well for the future.”Moments later, the club announced the appointment of Lamouchi, the 47-year-old Frenchman.FULL STORY. 6 months ago28th June 2019SeanTottenham have been told they will have to pay £72million for Tanguy Ndombele if they continue to drag out negotiations with Lyon.Jean-Michel Aulas, the French club’s president, has confirmed an opening bid of £40m from Spurs, which is significantly below their valuation for the 22-year-old midfielder.The bid was subsequently rejected and talks are ongoing, but Aulas admits he is getting frustrated by Daniel Levy’s slow approach to the deal.Aulas said: “If I wait another 8 days, it will be €80m. Tottenham made us an opening offer worth €45m.“Then, we discussed more. Nothing is done, I can assure you. We are not in a hurry either. “Tanguy has shown his qualities with the French national team. He is one of our best players. How much is he worth? I do not know, but not just €45m.”6 months ago28th June 2019SeanAdrian Durham has questioned why Manchester United have paid £50million for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The talkSPORT host also remarked that Old Trafford has become a ‘graveyard’ since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, and hopes Wan-Bissaka isn’t the latest victim.He said: “It’s £50m for a right-back who was very good, but has had one season and has been under the radar at Crystal Palace.“The spotlight is not on Palace like it is on United.“He’s played in total, all competitions, 46 games for his club and yet he’s going for £50m.“I know the market is crazy, but this is the craziest of the crazy isn’t it?”FULL STORY.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanArsenal have reportedly tried to sell Shkodran Mustafi in almost every transfer window since they signed him.The centre-back was signed by the Gunners in 2016 from Valencia for a reported fee of £35million.BBC correspondent and Arsenal expert David Ornstein revealed: “Arsenal have tried to sell Mustafi pretty much every window since they signed him.“I was told that after the Europa League final that Unai Emery, who had always put his faith in Shkodran Mustafi despite a number of high-profile mistakes, has decided enough is enough with him and he is no longer in favour of keeping him, so he could be sold.”6 months ago28th June 2019SeanArsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou.According to respected German outlet Bild, the 20-year-old has told the German club he wants to leave this summer.The Frenchman has seen his first-team opportunities damaged by the return of Matts Hummels at Dortmund.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanManchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.The Portuguese club’s manager has admitted their chances of keeping the 24-year-old are slim.Fernandes, who notched an incredible 32 goals and 18 assists for Sporting in 2018/19, is also being courted by United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham.Portuguese outlet O Jogo report that talks between United chiefs and Fernandes’ representative took place on Wednesday.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanHere’s a round-up of all the transfer news and gossip from today’s newspapers and online. Manchester United set to reject Inter Milan’s offer for Romelu LukakuLeroy Sane remains among Bayern Munich’s top targets this summerCeltic boss Neil Lennon tells Arsenal they must pay ‘a lot more’ to sign Kieran TierneyPAPER GOSSIP.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanTottenham are ready to make a move for Arsenal target William Saliba, with Saint-Etienne valuing the 18-year-old defender at £20m.Saliba’s form attracted the interest of both Manchester City and Manchester United last season, and it was thought the Gunners had already won the race for his signature.But according to RMC, Spurs are set to try and hijack the deal.6 months ago28th June 2019SeanLiverpool have agreed to sell Rafael Camacho to Sporting Lisbon for £5million, reports claim.The 19-year-old winger, who began his career at the Portuguese club, reportedly rejected a contract extension with the Reds due to a lack of first-team opportunities.He was also being chased by AC Milan, Wolves and Schalke, but the Guardian reports that he will return to Sporting.6 months ago28th June 2019Damian MannionDid you know Aaron Wan-Bissaka was almost released by Crystal Palace as a teenager?The 21-year-old was also a forward when he was younger and only became a right-back after playing against Wilfried Zaha.Here are 10 things you may not know about the incoming Man United defender, who is set to become the third most expensive full-back in football after Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Mendy.6 months ago28th June 2019Damian MannionImages of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a Man United shirt have appeared online before the Premier League side have confirmed the transfer.It is understood United will announce the £50m deal on Friday, having completed his medical on Thursday. 6 months ago28th June 2019OliverAndy Cole believes Aaron Wan-Bissaka is exactly the type of player that Man United need.United are about to officially unveil the £50million signing from Crystal Palace.Speaking to talkSPORT, Cole said: “ Not being disrespectful to Ashley [Young] or Antonio [Valencia], because they both did a fantastic job at right back, but this is a young kid who is going to give Manchester United many, many years of service.” He’s done extremely well at Crystal Palace and the good thing, for me, is he’s a Man United fan as well.“Nowadays, everyone has a big fee. Hopefully Aaron can just go there an embrace it.“He’ll soon realise Manchester United is not a normal football club, it’s a club of great tradition, great history, it’s supported around the world and it’s an honour to play for such a great club.“In Aaron’s case it’s a massive, massive leap, in one season doing extremely well for Crystal Palace and then moving to Manchester United.”6 months ago28th June 2019OliverCharlton have announced the signing of Chuks Aneke from MK Dons on a two-year deal.The former Arsenal youngster banged in 19 times for the Dons last season. He’s not going anywhere yet!ONE. MORE. YEAR.@hdgomes 💛— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) June 28, 20196 months ago28th June 2019OliverOur main man in the know Jim White has confirmed Aaron Wan-Bissaka has signed for Manchester United. 6 months ago28th June 2019OliverHuerelho Gomes has done a U-turn on his retirement and signed a new one-year deal with the Hornets. TOP STORIESNottingham Forest sack Martin O’Neill and appoint Sabri Lamouchi as new head coachLyon fire Tottenham and Daniel Levy a warning over Tanguy Ndombele negotiationsAaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United: Pictures emerge online of defender in new kit before transfer is made officialWilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave and join ‘boyhood club’ ArsenalMateo Kovacic is set to sign for Chelsea on a permanent basis after they reportedly reached an agreement with Real MadridFirstPrev1 of 2NextLast6 months ago28th June 2019OliverArsenal are set to be lumped with Mesut Ozil for at least another six months as the unwanted German midfielder is attracting no serious interest in the summer transfer market.Ozil, on a reported £350,000-a-week, is prime for a sale as the Gunners look to cut their wage bill for new signings.However, the playmaker’s shoddy form throughout the last campaign has led to zero formal approaches coming his way, according to Daily Mail.6 months ago28th June 2019OliverUnited are closing on three more signings this summer with Bruno Fernandes and Sean Longstaff on top of their wish-list.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is stepping up his transfer business having already signed Dan James from Swansea and with a £50million move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka imminent.(FULL STORY HERE)6 months ago28th June 2019OliverTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken on Real Madrid’s interest in him last summer.The 47-year-old has admitted it is a dream to manage Los Blancos, but he didn’t consider leaving Spurs.He told TV3: “I gave my word to renew [my contract] with Tottenham.“Of course, it is a dream to train a club like Madrid, go to the Argentine team one day or go back to Espanyol one day.“But I did not consider at any time anything beyond Tottenham.” The United shirt suits Aaron Wan-Bissaka 👀🔥 #Tomorrow #MUFC #WanBissaka pic.twitter.com/Cke91zqSvk— All Talk Utd 🔰 (@AllTalkUtd) June 27, 2019 Scores goals.Makes goals. #CharltonGetChuks #cafc pic.twitter.com/JG0IAB9U1E— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) June 28, 20196 months ago28th June 2019OliverLeicester have signed defender James Justin from Luton for an undisclosed fee.The 21-year-old right-back, who can also play on the left, has agreed a five-year contract with the Foxes and becomes Brendan Rodgers’ first signing since he became manager earlier this year.Justin played 52 time in all competitions last season as Luton clinched promotion to the Championship by winning the League One title. Wan-Bissaka enjoyed a fine season for Crystal Palace and the huge transfer fee comes despite the 21-year-old playing just 42 Premier League matches so far.Former Man United striker Wayne Rooney told the player to embrace the move.“Manchester United’s a fantastic club. One of, if not the best football club in the world.“You have to embrace it, embrace the culture of United.“Learn the history and do your best. I’m sure he’ll be fine. The coaches there will be telling him all of this.”6 months ago28th June 2019Damian MannionGianfranco Zola will leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of June to resume his career as a manager.Zola spent last season as assistant to Maurizio Sarri, who left for Juventus, and turned down the offer of an ambassadorial role at the club where he is a legend among fans.“Gianfranco’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the month,” Zola’s agent and lawyer, Fulvio Marrucco is quoted as saying. “After a season of hard work and fantastic results alongside Maurizio Sarri, he is ready to take the next step in his own management career.” Zola has managed West Ham, Watford and Birmingham and The Guardian report he would back himself to do well again in the right structure, most likely alongside a technical director.6 months ago28th June 2019Damian MannionChelsea have beaten their transfer ban to agree a £40million deal for the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.In addition, the Telegraph report they hope to follow that news up by announcing Callum Hudson-Odoi has signed a new contract.Kovacic spent last season on loan at Chelsea, with his contract at Stamford Bridge due to expire on Sunday, at which point the FIFA-imposed ban would have prevented the Premier League side from keeping him.The Telegraph also reveal the club will not make a decision on the futures of Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso or Davide Zappacosta until Frank Lampard has started work as head coach.FirstPrev1 of 2NextLast