Jurideini, Stewart weigh in on Reggae Boyz chances

first_imgTwo Local football experts shared mixed views on the Reggae Boyz’s chances against Nicaragua in the second leg of their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Manugua, this evening at 8:30.pm.Football analyst and administrator, Clyde Jureidini, believes the Boyz are that much better than their opponent and will get the required two or more goals to see themselves through to the next round.However, former national assistant coach, Bradley Stewart, thought the Boyz got it so wrong first time around that he doubts if they can get it right this time, especially with so many first-choice players out.”I expect they would correct the errors.. and that they come in a more serious frame of mind and start with a lot more urgency at the beginning of the game and put pressure on the opponent, even though they are at home and, hopefully, that pressure should count for the amount of goals we need,” said Jureidini.improvement mandatoryHowever, he warned that there cannot be a repeat of the indiscipline that cost the team in the first leg on Friday.”The disparity (between the teams) was largely in the execution … our discipline and application to the task we should correct. Having lost the first game, we should come out and play much better and with a lot more purpose to get the result,” he added.Stewart, on the other, has his doubts, based on the application in the first game and the fact that more first-choice players might miss this match.”What you call this? Mission Impossible? the veteran coach mused. “For the first game, we weren’t ready psychologically, and we underestimated this team. There were many things that were depressing … and when you make those mistakes at this level, I don’t think you are going to recover,” he assessed more seriously.”Given what has happened to Wes Morgan, (Jobi) McAnuff and (Gareth) McCleary (absent due to club commitments), Gil Barnes can’t play on (astro) turf, and Austin might not play, and if Austin don’t play, our defensive capabilities will be hampered,” he continued.However, he thinks Jamaica are much better and good enough to get the result and advance.”It doesn’t help them (Nicaragua) to play too defensive, as we will create chances, so they have to play cautious. This team is rated 139th, and we are rated 52, so there must be a difference.”But if we get the approach so wrong in the first match, then I am wondering if we can get it right this time around,” he questioned.last_img read more

GOOD WEATHER PROMISES TO BRING UP TO 10,000 PEOPLE OUT FOR LETTERKENNY PARADE

first_imgOne of the most colourful floats on display last year.Up to 50 floats are set to take part in Co Donegal’s biggest paradewhich takes place in Letterkenny tomorrow.The theme of the parade will be ‘Ireland 100 Years on – The Rhythm ofour Nation.’The parade which starts at 3pm, which be officially launched by ArmyCmdt Donal McCafferty, OCC with the 28th Battalion at Finner Camp whowill read the Proclamation. Chief Executive Officer of Letterkenny Chamber, Ms Toni Forrestor,told Donegal Daily she was looking forward to a colourful day on the streets of CoDonegal’s largest town.She said she expects up to 10,000 people will line the town’s MainStreet for the annual parade.“We are hoping it will have a theme that reflects how far we have comesince the Rising, hence the theme of our parade.“I know that a lot of groups have been working on various floats whichshould look terrific. “We have been blessed with some really good weather and I’m justhoping that it continues for St Patrick’s Day itself,” she said.Among those taking part in the parade in Letterkenny will be the localBlue Ribbon Arts group and Blaze Basketball as well as a number ofcommunity based organisations.Donegal is set to be awash with green, while and gold for the days with parades, large and small, taking place throughout the county.GOOD WEATHER PROMISES TO BRING UP TO 10,000 PEOPLE OUT FOR LETTERKENNY PARADE was last modified: March 16th, 2016 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) Tags:donegalLetterkenny paradelast_img read more

Big Bear 20, Yucca Valley 14

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Junior running back Jerrit Maurer scored the Trojans two touchdowns on runs of 36 and 5 yards, respectively. He finished with a game-high 217 yards rushing on 35 carries for Yucca Valley, which falls to 2-5 overall, 2-3 in league. Sophomore back Kriss Proctor ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns, including a 1-yard score to break a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter as the visiting Bears defeated the Trojans in a De Anza League game. Proctor scored twice in the first half on runs of 10 yards for Big Bear, which improves to 7-0 overall, 5-0 in league. The Bears rushed for 287 total yards in the game. last_img read more