Two 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.
1 Rafael de Silva and Man United boss Louis van Gaal Rafael da Silva says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal never liked him – but he does not know if it was because he is Brazilian.The full-back, who joined Lyon last week after seven years at Old Trafford, admits he has heard rumours about Van Gaal’s distain for Samba stars but he admits, although he felt alienated, it was never because of his South American roots.“I know this history that he doesn’t like Brazilians, but I can’t say: ‘Oh, he doesn’t like Brazilians,” the defender told Globo Esporte.“I know that he didn’t like me, but if that’s because I’m Brazilian, I don’t know.”Van Gaal reportedly had awkward relationships with Rivaldo and Giovanni at Barcelona as well as Lucio, whom he sold when he was Bayern Munich manager.
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It’s a well known dilemma: do you go for the exciting buzz of a city break, or the more relaxing option of topping up the tan on the beach? Well, why not do both?Maximise your holiday time by combining city break with sandy break and visiting an urban beach this summer. Skyscanner introduces 10 cities where beaches, deckchairs and cocktails can be found well within city limits.Barcelona (Spain)This Spanish city is a great place to blend a beach break with city slicking. One of the biggest beaches around is Barceloneta which is 1,100m long and attracts hundreds of Barcelonans when the sun comes out – which is fairly often of course! If you prefer something more chilled, try Nova Icària, one of the quietest beaches in the city so ideal for families and well equipped with games areas and volleyball courts. Find cheap flights to BarcelonaCopenhagen (Denmark)The Danish capital may not strike you as a sand hot spot, but Copenhagen has two beaches close to the city centre, easily accessible by the local S-train. Here you’ll find clean water, white sand and water temperatures around 20 C during summer. Amager Beach Park is the closest to the centre and offers 5km of bathing and a shallow lagoon – a perfect swimming zone. If you just want to swim but are not fussed about sand, dive into Havnebad, Copenhagen’s harbour. The water is clean and clear and it’s a popular spot for cooling off with the local city dwellers, and it’s just a few minutes walk from the centre. Find cheap flights to CopenhagenBrighton (UK)You don’t need to go abroad to find a great city beach. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Brighton beachfront is famous for its pier which hosts a fun fair, arcades, side stalls, bars and an atmosphere of traditional seaside fun. Brighton is also known for its lively night life and funky beach club culture. Find cheap flights to London GatwickVancouver (Canada)The fact that Vancouver has 11 miles worth of beaches within its city limits is doubtless one of the reasons why it’s consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. Trendy Kitsilano Beach (or ‘Kits’ as the locals call it) has a great outlook spanning from open bay, to the North Shore mountains in Stanley Park. It also has Vancouver’s largest salt water pool (which is heated), tennis courses and a playground for kids. Find cheap flights to VancouverDubrovnik (Croatia)Warm azure seas line the Dubrovnik Riviera and most of the seafront hotels in the city have access to beaches. Most are pebble rather than sand but all offer the usual fun in the sun amenities such as cafés, beach bars, kayak hire and swimming pools. Banje is probably the most famous beach in Dubrovnik and offers a divine view of the city’s red roofed architecture. Find cheap flights to DubrovnikNew York (USA)Despite being one of the biggest most densely populated cities on earth, New York has several beaches where New Yorkers can escape from the city life and get their sand fix. Coney Island in Brooklyn is a favourite getaway, with Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach popular places to soak up some rays. Find cheap flights to New YorkBerlin (Germany)Despite being a landlocked city miles from the coast, Berlin boasts several urban beaches. Strandbar Mitte, one of the less touristy, is located right on the river Spree and is where Berliners come to relax on stripy deckchairs, enjoy mojitos on sand shipped in to create an artificial beach right on the river bank and watch the boats float by. Find cheap flights to BerlinTel Aviv (Israel)The Israeli capital boasts several beaches within its limits; Gordon-Frishman beach is about as central as you can get in Tel Aviv city and the Gordon salt water pool attracts many people who come for an early morning workout. The beach is wide and sandy and is one of the hippest places to be in Tel Aviv, with beach bars, DJs, volleyball courts and Tel Aviv’s trendy crowd coming to enjoy the Mediterranean shore. A great place to catch a tan and people watch. Find cheap flights to Tel AvivSydney (Australia)Surely one of the most famous city beaches, Sydney’s Bondi is a well known surf spot and modern coastal resort. Dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants look out over the beach, which is backed by attractive parkland and is popular with rollerbladers, skaters and cyclists. Quickly reached from downtown Sydney using local buses, Bondi is Australia’s most iconic beach. Find cheap flights to SydneyLA (USA)The beaches of Los Angles are famed around the world thanks to the Baywatch adventures of bikini clad Pamela Anderson and lifeguarding pal – The Hoff.There are 20 plus beaches to choose from; Manhattan beach (not to be confused with the beach in New York by the same name) has great views of Santa Monica bay and is a favourite with walkers; pocket size El Matador beach is a quieter, romantic spot ideal for couples, and Redondo is the perfect family beach with a long paved path for the kids to bike, skate and run free. 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