Russia isn’t planning to take its Olympic punishment lying down

first_imgThe accusations made in a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren have led to more than 100 Russian athletes being barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games which start on Saturday.“We will analyse each line and proceed legally against it,” Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said on Saturday on Russian sports television channel Match TV.Mutko has vehemently denied the accusations but McLaren has said he has unwavering confidence in his findings, which include evidence of the Russian secret service the FSB being involved in covering up failed doping tests.WADA called on all Russians, set to compete at the Rio Games, to be banned but the International Olympic Committee stopped short of a blanket suspension and left it up to individual sports bodies to decide.The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is the latest to act, banning all Russian weightlifters on Friday from participating in the Games.The IWF said on its website that the multiple documented cases of doping among Russian weightlifters was shocking and disappointing and had damaged the integrity of the sport.It said the eight positions reserved for Russians had been offered to other weightlifters.Most other sports federations have banned Russians with previous doping convictions and those named in McLaren’s report but have permitted those seen as clean to go to Rio.A separate doping report last year led to the entire Russian-based track and field team being barred from Rio.Banned athletes plan to sue the authorities after the Olympics are over on August 21, Mutko added.last_img read more

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Carlos García: “It was a great success to bring the Super Cup here”

first_imgDo you want to bring more events of this kind to the city?We have an objective that is to be a Euroepa city of sport in 2021. It is based on that effort and interest in the sport that exists in the city, in the amount of insalations and also that we are able to bring great events and that the city of Salamanca It is very attractive. This is the first major national competition, but the Women’s Queen’s Cup, the U-23 National Athletics Championship, national triathlon championship, archery … will also be held, there are 60 other events in total. A lot of activity, there will be many reasons for people to come here. We will have as many participants as there are people in the city. This is also a support for tourism linked to sports, because it is a healthy tourism, such as environmental tourism, tourism with health, leisure, delivery, effort … and that marries very well with the values ​​of the city.The sport attracts a lot of tourism to the city.The Super Cup is a painted occasion. We have been going out in all national and regional media for days, the meetings have been broadcast, there is much talk about women’s football. In Spain, women’s licenses are increasing a lot and we also want this to happen here. The media exposure is extraordinary and we are very satisfied and I think it has been a great success to bring it here. I also thank the Federation for the confidence to organize this Super Cup here. Let’s see if now the final is as colorful as the semifinals.Lately there is a lot of talk about Salamanca and football. This Super Cup, the visit of Real Madrid …We have been lucky, in some cases for organizational issues and another for the good progress of the Unionsitas team. Football resurfaces strongly in our city. The Salamanca people are hungry for quality football and I think we will enjoy it.Salamanca is missing among the greats of Spanish football.We have had very glorious stages in the 70s. Being in First is very difficult. The second equal. The clubs are making a great effort to grow, we also have Guijuelo and a little improvement is being made.Real Sociedad and Barcelona in the final, who is your favorite?I have no favorite because I have seen Real play very well, well planted, very solid and the pletoric Barcelona that has traced him back to Atléitco. We will enjoy a very disputed final. I was in the two semifinals. In the final we will be even more. It is a benefit for sport, but also for women, it is a matter of equal opportunities. We have to support women much more in our country.And above all it is a women’s football party on Sunday.Let it be a sports party, because this city is a constant party. Women’s football encourages the party, the atmosphere is different, it is more relaxed and seems more familiar. I am very satisfied with the two paritdos I have seen. There are rarely options that the people of Salamanca can enjoy this, it is a historic event for the city. Why did Salamanca appear as a candidate to host this women’s Super Cup?It fit a lot in the policies we are developing. First for the promotion of sport. Salamanca lives on sports on weekends, but we also try to bring great national competitions. We beat record participation in the School Games, the elders ask us more and more activities. There is a great interest in Salamanca for the sport. We have also invested in infrastructure and is to close the circle. We are interested in promoting sports for values, the interest of the people and for promoting the city that is tourist and services. The Super Cup allows us to cover all these objectives.In addition, it is the first time this competition is officially held, Salamanca will go down in history.We turn to the history of this competition and we want to make history especially in the female sport. We are committed to equality and we want them to have the same opportunities as boys. More in this case, that football looked like a parcel only closed to men. More and more women practice it, they are fighters and professionals. In football they are an example. I was with two players from each team in an act at the University with the Salamanca women’s team that only had to see their eyes. We want to convey the values ​​of women’s sport and equal opportunities. The woman has to take her place and from the City Council we want to support her.The first semifinal did not have much public, the second already improved, it seems that the city is becoming more and more interested.Actually, the first game already had more spectators than any normal average match in the First Iberdrola. We have attended two vibrant games, very beautiful, with excellent plays, many goals, with many of the best players in Spain. That is what we wanted to do, attract that to Salamanca and that the Salamanca people have the opportunity to access first level football. Some people did not know it and now they realize that they play very well and that it is very clean, with very good players. The players are now videogames, we have seen them make watermarks and we can access that football. In addition, prices have been popular and we hope that the final attracts more interest. It is a good opportunity to enjoy, like Salamanca.It also serves to promote women’s football where Salamanca does not yet have any high level team.We do a lot of sports activity and the girls also need their space. We already have six women’s soccer teams in the city and there is great interest from young girls who need equipment to play. Also to help the people of Salamanca go to support these girls who are doing very well, in fact, we have an international Under-17 that has now hit the national team. This fills us with pride. We must take advantage of the boom for football, we have the fields occupied. That mostly had been a sport for boys that now also for girls. There are sports like volleyball or handball that in school games there are already more girls registered than boys and this is very good news.last_img read more

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Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov fight will happen

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Mayweather, who boasts a perfect 50-0 record and the unbeaten Nurmagomedov (27-0) would be certain to generate another bumper payday if they do fight.“When I face Khabib, I’m getting a nine-figure payday,” Mayweather said. “More than the McGregor fight. Probably $100 million more, guaranteed. It could be somewhere upwards of $110m to $200m guaranteed.”Nurmagomedov is facing possible disciplinary action in Nevada following the stormy end to his victory over McGregor.The Russian fighter jumped into the crowd immediately after the win to trade blows with members of McGregor’s entourage while other members of Nurmagomedov’s support leapt into the octagon at T-Mobile Arena to attack the beaten Irish fighter.Nurmagomedov has also spoken enthusiastically about facing Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Floyd Mayweather Jr. points after he speaks to the media after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather insisted Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, that he planned to fight mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian’s victory over McGregor. AFP FILELOS ANGELES, United States – Former world welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather insisted Wednesday he plans to fight mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian’s victory over Conor McGregor.In comments to the TMZ Sports website, Mayweather was adamant that a fight with Nurmagomedov was “happening” provided it took place in the boxing ring.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Back in flight Asked by a TMZ if a fight with Nurmagomedov would take place, the 41-year-old replied: “Oh, we’re fighting.”“I’m my own boss. I can’t say what’s going on on Khabib’s end, but on my end we can make it happen,” Mayweather said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMayweather, who came out of retirement to defeat McGregor in a money-spinning fight in Las Vegas last year, stressed though that any fight with Nurmagomedov would take place under boxing rules.“Who’s the A-side? He called me out, so he have to come to my world,” Mayweather said. “Let’s go Floyd. We have to fight now: 50-0 versus 27-0. We are two guys who never lose. In the jungle there is only one king. Of course, I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor but I drop him easily. Let’s go.” /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

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‘Don’t Limit Your Education’, University Professor Urges Graduates

first_imgA university professor has challenged students graduating from various schools across the country to pursue further education as long as there is an opportunity for them to continue their academic sojourn.Mulbah B. Sumo, professor at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME- Zion) University in Monrovia, made the admonition to graduates recently at a program marking the close of his educational philosophy and health classes.45 students acquired knowledge in philosophy and health education to hold the program.According to Prof. Sumo, getting more education enables a person to withstand the difficult circumstances of life. He, therefore, urged the students to continue focusing their attention on furthering their education.He added that being well educated helps to make an individual undertake any given task whenever assigned to do so.“Don’t ever be satisfied with your level of education at the moment. Always put yourself in the position to further your education whenever there is an opportunity. This will enable you to represent yourself and your country,” he advised the graduates.According to him, the age of anyone desirous of learning should not serve as a barrier once there was the time set aside for study.“Continue to claim the hope for a better future,” he added as the graduates gave him a round of applause.He then challenged the graduates to step out in their communities and impart the knowledge acquired to others.    Prof. Mullah also disclosed plans for his school to shortly introduce courses for primary education.For his part, the Dean for Liberal Arts College at the A.M.E Zion University, Felix B. Dorbor, underscored the need for more attention to be given to primary education to better prepare school going age Liberians for the future.“Education is a constraint for our country and requires more attention. To meet that demand, there is a need that we prioritize primary education.Mr. Dorbor used the occasion to call on the graduates to be professional in their respective daily activities.Lecturer of philosophy and Health education, Veronica D. Yemi, used the occasion to call on government to improve education by providing scholarships for students who want to study in the area of education at the country’s various universities.While closing the event, student leader, Marcus F. Gonatua pleaded with his colleagues not to compromise their educations in whatever they intend to do.He cautioned them to see the teaching profession as a place of sacrifices and not one of wealth.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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Americans visit St Cuthberts Mission during cultural exchange

first_imgOver two dozen students and faculty members from universities across the United States were taken on aSt Cuthberts Mission Toshao Lennox Shuman demonstrates the proper use of an indigenous bow and arrow to CULP participantscultural exchange visit to local Amerindian village, Saint Cuthberts Mission.The event was planned by members of the US Embassy in Guyana and village leader Lennox Shuman.While in the village, the 32 students conducted various exercises in youth leadership and team building with the 70 plus school-aged youths in attendance.In addition to providing some lessons on the basics of leadership and the importance of role models and personal values, the event provided local youths and their American counterparts with the opportunity to interact and develop an understanding of each other’s culture and way of life.After some practice with traditional bow and arrows and hunting spears, the US visitors enjoyed a traditional Guyanese lunch of “cook up.”The students and staff are part of the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) programme that provides college students and faculty with the opportunity to travel around the world to conduct humanitarian projects and events, enhancing their understanding of different lifestyles and cultures.The US Embassy will continue with its commitment to support local, regional and national government initiatives to support on-going programmes for youth and remote populations throughout Guyana.last_img read more

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Lazy public servants will get lazy person’s salary – Granger

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday warned persons working in the public sector against developing traits and practices that could prevent them from rising to the challenge and performing exceptionally, maintaining that “if they want to be lazy, they will get a lazy person’s remuneration.”It was after the Head of State received the long awaited final report of the investigation into the public service at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoP), that he made the comments. He referred to the inquiry as a “landmark study”.The three-member panel headed by Professor Harold Lutchman was charged with investigating, reporting on, and making recommendations on the role, functions, recruitment process, remuneration and conditions of service for public servants. The Commission was also expected to determine measures to improve the efficiency of the public service. It was also expected to have a detailed examination of how salaries and wages are determined and allocated. The CoI commenced in September 2015 and came to an end in January of this year. The other Commissioners were Sandra Jones and Samuel Goolsarran.President Granger said that those in the Public Sector need to become aware of the importance of their roles to the people they serve, noting that any laid back attitude will attract a matching pay.“Many people expect that there is going to be some bonanza. I hope they will discover that the bonanza will come from their own efforts. The bonanza will come when they work hard and do better than the next person. If they work hard they will be rewarded for their hard work. This is what people in every area of endeavour must learn, that actual output is related to input,” the Head of State remarked.Zooming in on three critical areas on which public servants are being judged, President Granger noted impartiality and social responsibility, education, and experience.He stressed the need for a cadre of public officers who must discharge their duties without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.“Any concerns about ethnicity, party affiliation, neighbourhood or family should be erased from professional performance,” the Head of State asserted.He noted that the country cannot function without an efficient public service, which he said, is meant to ensure that the State is well governed.“The politicians will be elected and they will leave, but the public service remains and is responsible for continuity. It is responsible for the maintenance of standards. It is responsible for the enforcement of the laws of the country. Any country that is going to be lawless is going to come to grief… if we are to be lawful we have to have a professional public service,” the President said.Soon after taking Office, President Granger met with senior public servants at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre (ACCC) where he spoke of his Administration’s plan to ensure that the public service is one that is professional and “unbribable”.Professor Lutchman, in a brief comment, spoke highly of his colleague Commissioners, whose areas of expertise and qualifications were relevant to the issues which the Commission was mandated to examine. He also informed that the Commission received support and submissions from a number of persons and organisations both locally and abroad.The report will be deliberated on at the level of the Cabinet after which it will be presented to the Speaker of the National Assembly to be tabled in the House. It will also be shared with the unions.last_img read more

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No sitting of National Assembly today

first_img– Clerk not officially informed of sitting– confusion reigns in Govt spokespersonsThe much-anticipated sitting of the National Assembly today has been postponed.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs on Wednesday told Guyana Times that the Parliament Office was not formally informed of a sitting for today’s date and as such, no preparations were made.“As far as I’m aware [there will be no sitting today] and I did not send out Order Paper… The Order Paper is the invitation that is given to a member when there is a sitting. It is my duty, yes, to send out the Order Paper when there is a sitting [but] nobody told me about any sitting so no Order Paper was sent,” Isaacs stated.According to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Members of Parliament (MPs) are to be given a six-day notice prior to any sitting and Government is well aware of this, hence they would need to give notice with ample time to prepare for a House sitting but this was not done.When contacted, however, Government’s Chief Whip Amna Ally confirmed that there will not be any sitting of the National Assembly today.Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock IsaacsGovernment’s spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had announced during a post-Cabinet press briefing two weeks ago that Government will be returning to the National Assembly on April 11 following the Court of Appeal’s ruling that the December 21, 2018, passage of the no-confidence motion was invalid.However, when questioned whether Government had changed its mind about reconvening parliamentary sitting or that they dropped the ball in following procedures to prepare for their return, the Government’s Chief Whip declined to answer.Government Chief Whip Amna AllyFurther asked about the coalition’s plans to return to the National Assembly after the three-month hiatus, Ally said “you will know when we have Parliament. As soon as we confirmed a date, we will let you guys know”.At the time when Minister Harmon had announced the date for the reconvening of parliamentary sitting, he had also indicated that all MPs on Government’s side will be attending the sitting, including himself, who along with two other Ministers have dual citizen status – something which has been under much contention in recent months. Local courts have since ruled that it was illegal for persons holding dual citizenship to be elected to sit in the National Assembly.Minister of State Joseph HarmonSince then, Harmon, Foreign Affairs Minister and Second Vice President Carl Greenidge and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin have resigned and the former two will be giving up their second citizenship. But President David Granger said one day after accepting the three resignations that it would not be with immediate effect. The Head of State explained that there are certain constitutional processes that need to be followed before the three Ministers are officially resigned.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has stated that Government was not serious with the resignations and that it was a deliberate ploy to show the public that they are adhering to the courts’ ruling.On this note, he announced that three Opposition MPs, Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Odinga Lumumba and Adrian Anamayah will also be resigning as MPs and have started this process. Additionally, Jagdeo had noted that with the exception of Anamayah, the other two Opposition Parliamentarians will also be renouncing their foreign citizenship.Despite this, however, the Parliamentary Opposition has indicated that they will not be attending any House sitting until the appeals on the no-confidence motion before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) are determined.The last sitting of the National Assembly was on January 3, when House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland refused a request by Government to reverse the passage of the no-confidence motion.Government then moved to the High Court, where they were once again unsuccessful. A subsequent approach to the Court of Appeal resulted in a 2:1 majority decision that the motion needed an absolute majority of 34 votes and not a simple majority of 33 to be valid.The Opposition, PPP, has since appealed this ruling at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which has set May 10 for arguments on the matters.last_img read more

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Less talk, more action needed from Ban, U.N.

first_img“I’m making a list, I’m checking it twice, I’m going to find out who’s naughty or nice,” the new secretary-general crooned to a highly predictable tune at the U.N. Correspondents dinner last December. “Ban Ki-moon is coming to town!” Besides demonstrating that the top post at the United Nations should come with a two-drink minimum, Ban’s song-and-dance was ostensibly meant to convey that he would be a man of action against naughty nations. But what comes after making that list? More of what we’ve come to expect from the U.N.? When Iran hit the deadline late last month for freezing its uranium enrichment, Ban saw the issue of a nuclear Iran as a “very serious concern.” By the next day, when the International Atomic Energy Agency issued its report stating that Iran had not only refused to cease enrichment but ramped it up, Ban was “deeply concerned.” Darfur is still a disaster. U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon sit idly by as Hezbollah blatantly rearms in violation of Security Council Resolution 1701. Renewed calls for independence by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian are angering China and weapons build-ups continue on both sides. Putin’s Russia slips into its Soviet past more with each passing day. The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum is surging as Hugo Chavez tightens his iron fist on the populace, and other Latin American countries are following his lead. Where will the United Nations stand? In making the comparison of wearing down North Korea – dirt-poor and isolated – to Iran, which is increasing its global connections and craftily attempting to build a heroic image as the antithesis to the villainous U.S. and Zionists, Ban misses a big point. Ahmadinejad, who laces his speeches with references to developing nuclear technology “with the grace of God,” won’t sacrifice anything that saps the power or image of the Islamic regime. To him, it’s as much a religious as a political quest. “We invite regional states to safeguard their interests and confront enemies’ satanic plots,” Ahmadinejad said recently in a press conference with Syria’s Bashar Assad. So the secretary-general can check his “naughty” list twice, but unless the U.N. starts paying more than lip service to key threats on their agenda we’re going to be singing the blues for a long time to come. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. Write to her by e-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ban held up recent nuclear accords with North Korea as a beacon of shining light that should inspire Iran to come to the campfire and sing “Kumbaya”: “I hope this will also give some good lessons to the Iranian authorities that it is always better, always desirable, to resolve all of the issues through dialogue,” he said. Never mind that Kim Jong Il will probably renege on the deal before Ban can belt out his next Christmas carol. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the other hand, is singing a very different tune, something along the lines of “We Are the Champions.” Saying that the world was now looking to Iran as a model Islamic state and global problem-solver, he said, “Iran will not retreat one iota in its path to nuclear victory,” a statement that sounded a lot less like energy and a lot more like war. So what next out of the Security Council, poised to potentially adopt a resolution on Iran’s nuclear program this week? Will there be more sanctions even though veto-wielding members Russia and China forced the watering-down of the last round of sanctions? And how hard will Ahmadinejad laugh at those next sanctions before he begins feeding more hungry centrifuges? It still remains to be seen if Ahmadinejad actually has a foe in the United Nations, a body that isn’t shy about demonstrating clear institutional bias against his Enemy No. 1, Israel. The American Jewish Committee detailed this bias in their “A Diminished World Body” report, noting that 60 percent of all emergency special sessions of the General Assembly have been conducted for the purpose of criticizing Israel. Ban, a master of the flowery sound bite and seemingly a proponent of pleasing all of the people all of the time, doesn’t seem to realize that he is at the helm of the U.N.’s last gasp. Under Kofi Annan, Turtle Bay was mired in scandal and unforgivable lapses in judgment such as not acting during the Rwandan genocide. If this body is going to maintain any slivers of relevance in today’s world, it must break from the appeasement status quo and stock sound bites, and come out from under the thumbs of special interests. last_img read more

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DDTV: CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL KIDS TOP THE CHARTS THIS CHRISTMAS?

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh with Bridgin Carr of Blue Ribbon Arts and some parents at the launch of the book and video.A very special Christmas song by a very special bunch of Donegal kids needs your help.The Christmas single, now available on iTunes, ‘Dear Santa’ (English language version) and ‘Santa Mo Stóirín’ (Irish language version), written by Brí Carr as part of new Book and CD project this Christmas undertaken by Blue Ribbon Arts.It came after the group appeared on the ‘Toy Show UnWrapped’ last weekend on RTE, as well as a pre-recorded clip on the Toy Show itself. A Youtube video to coincide with the launch is also available, and features all the children who were lucky enough to meet Santa to shoot the footage! Check out ‘Wild Atlantic Wains, Dear Santa’The book and song are all about the letter a child writes to Santa, expressing his wish to be an elf with the main man for just one trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in Santa’s magic sleigh.The children singing on both tracks are aged between 5 and 16, and are all from Co. Donegal. Their group name is the WILD ATLANTIC WAINS.With the encouragement of Minister Joe McHugh, Donegal WAW and County Council Committees, and especially the team at Muintearas, Galway, this dream is becoming a reality for the children Please decide which is YOUR favourite version (Irish or English) and help us send our song into the Irish Charts over the next few weeks!Is it this one….?……or this one?DDTV: CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL KIDS TOP THE CHARTS THIS CHRISTMAS? was last modified: December 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Benitez hits out at claims Newcastle should be embarrassed by Chelsea tactics

first_img REVEALED gameday possible standings Newcastle had only 19 per cent possession, prompting pundit Jamie Redknapp to suggest the home players would be feeling “embarrassed”.But Benitez launched a defiant defence of his tactics, saying: “Possession now is just for the TV, for the stats. It means nothing.“Yesterday, Wolves against Manchester City was an amazing game and they [City] had 71 per cent of possession, so possession means nothing.“You have to create chances, you have to be solid and you have to do what you have to do to maximise what you have.“I was watching yesterday teams playing 5-4-1, 4-5-1 and it seems that they are great tacticians and they are fantastic because someone on the TV has an opinion.“But I was watching the game analysing the stats and I don’t agree with some of these comments. As a manager, you have to make decisions; as a pundit, you have to give opinions. That’s it.”The Magpies frustrated the visitors for 76 minutes before Marcos Alonso went to ground under Fabian Schar’s challenge and Eden Hazard converted the resulting penalty.They were back in it within seven minutes when DeAndre Yedlin, who appeared to catch Olivier Giroud with an elbow as he challenged for the ball, crossed for substitute Joselu to head home the equaliser.However, Chelsea snatched the win with three minutes remaining when Yedlin deflected Alonso’s shot into his own net. 2 ALTERED Benitez, who insisted skipper Jamaal Lascelles had missed the game with an ankle injury amid reports of a training ground disagreement with the manager, said: “To concede two goals from a penalty that was very doubtful and a free-kick that was also very doubtful and not winning the second ball, you have to be disappointed after so much effort.”Opposite number Sarri was delighted with the application of his players as they recorded a third successive win, but was refusing to get carried away by the Blues’ perfect start.Asked what he thought about seeing his side joint-top of the table, he said: “Nothing, I think, because the honour is after 38 matches, so after three…“It’s important to start very well, as well as possible, but now the table is not important, I think. Rafa Benitez came under-fire for his approach to the Chelsea game Yedlin turned Alonso’s cross into his own net 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Premier League News Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez hit back at criticism of his tactics against Chelsea.The Spaniard adopted an ultra-defensive approach against the Blues in Sunday’s Premier League clash at St James’ Park, as his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow no dice REVEALED shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal “We knew that it would be a difficult game for us, especially for us, but for every team. Last season, Chelsea lost here, [Manchester] United lost here, Arsenal lost here, so it’s not so easy to play here against this opponent.“The match was maybe more difficult because in Italy, I never saw Rafa play with five defenders, so low, so compact. It was really very difficult.“This team from the character point of view is a very strong team.”last_img read more

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