QPR legend hits out at United boss

first_imgComments made on Twitter by popular former QPR defender Bob Hazell are reported in today’s Daily Mirror.Hazell hit out at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson for criticising Rio Ferdinand and other players for refusing to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt at the weekend.“My admiration for Joleon Lescott, Jason Roberts and Rio Ferdinand having the balls to take a stand, where I and my generation of cowards never would,” Hazell tweeted.“Me & my generation spoke about “ignoring it” and claimed “it inspires us to play better”. We never spoke of feeling hurt devalued and f****** angry.“It should be support through choice. Sir Alex Ferguson has not experienced what these guys have so he has no right to demand they support.”Meanwhile, The Daily Mail say QPR chairman Tony Fernandes will show his support for manager Mark Hughes by making a special trip to London for Saturday’s game with Arsenal.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2008 NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUE FORMAT AND INFORMATION

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) Board of Management (BOM) closely considered the format, structure, and future of the National Touch League (NTL) at their April 2007 BOM meeting. After considerable input and deliberation from Permits, key stakeholders, and constituents since the 2007 March NTL, the Touch Football Australia BOM has resolved to continue the NTL Open tournament in its current format for 2008.The format for the Senior NTL for 2008 will be reviewed in the near future after consultation with existing permits, whilst the 20 Years NTL will be conducted in September 2008 to meet with selection requirements for the 2009 Youth World Cup. Please click on the below correspondence from Touch Football Australia’s Events and IT Coordinator Mr. Jon Pratt for further illumination on information regarding the 2008 National Touch League format for Opens, 20s, and Seniors, and pertinent issues that will be deliberated upon in the near future. Further information will be supplied as it becomes available.Related Filesntl_2008-2011_-_020507__2_-doclast_img read more

A SET OF SIX – VOLUME FIVE

first_imgCommencement of the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League at Whites Hill Reserve Friday night 8 June 2007. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 5. QUEENSLAND (QLD)                                                                                   Play: #1 QSST Under-15 State School Championships The 22nd annual Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) 15 Years State Championships were held at the Thuringowa Touch Association near Townsville on the weekend 1 – 3 June, 2007. The 12 Queensland education regions were represented at the tournament, which also served as a selection vehicle for the Queensland 15 Years teams to compete in the Australian Schools Championships in Melbourne from 22 -26 October, 2007. Northern was the best team in the girls division, defeating South Coast in the final. Metropolitan East claimed the Boy’s crown, also triumphing over South Coast in their final.Kirwan High produced both the female and male player of the series.Betty Mareko was Player of the Series in the Girls 15 Years, whilst Nathan Norford was the star performer in the 15 Years Boys division.Nathan is the son of former Australian Mixed Open players, Mark and Debbie Norford. Thuringowa Touch Association did a brilliant job hosting the event.One of the highlights of the tournament was a healthy canteen providing food for the participants. Pasta, salad rolls, and muffins were on the menu instead of chips and pies. Water, juice, and PowerAde were the options for drink instead of soft drinks. The “healthy choice” canteen is a positive initiative that other school sports will be looking to model in the future. Queensland Touch and QSST would like to thank the referees from Thuringowa and Townsville who officiated the event. They did a fantastic job and everyone appreciated their service to the tournament. Other events: The second round of the Delfin Tri-Series Junior Tournament in Toowoomba on 10 June 2007.  Touch Football Queensland web-site: www.qldtouch.com.auVICTORIA (VIC):Play # 2Drought starts to bite in Victoria Drought and new water restrictions have put the squeeze on two Melbourne Affiliates, forcing reduction of competition numbers in Elwood and cancellation of winter season in Royal Park. TFA-Victoria has stepped up negotiations with City Councils to try and resolve the looming crisis.  Touch Football joins a growing list of sports associations around Victoria who are faced with the new challenge of overcoming the problems posed by water shortages and drought.Melbourne water supplies have reached a new low of 25% despite the recent rain. The problem is the rain is not falling in the catchment areas, which means that the confidence of the local councils is decreasing ahead of the upcoming summer season.Touch Football Australia Victoria Managers Nick Mooney and David Brady are liaising with key government agencies, including the Premiers Department, to try and find meaningful solutions to the situation.The drought has brought in potential new projects for TFA Victoria, such as Beach Touch and Astro-Touch for the upcoming summer. The philosophy is simple for TFA Victoria who recognize the need to provide an alternative mode of the game to service their clientele.“We have to provide an alternative so our members can enjoy the great game of Touch Football through exciting and challenging solutions,” TFA Victoria Manager David Brady said.Other events of the week:90 new individuals have enrolled for Albert Park Touch. The mass of newcomers is thanks to TFA – Victoria’s ‘find a team and learn’ project, which is letting more people know about the great sport of Touch Football.Touch Football Victoria Web-site: www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 3City Touch Winter Season StartsCity Touch’s winter season kicks off this week. City Touch is South Australia’s largest affiliate with over 90 teams registered for the winter season.Competitions will run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for 12 weeks. Finals will follow. The competition is building a reputation for quality Touch Football. South Australian State & Crusaders National Touch League representatives will lift the standard again this year. Games are held at City Touch, Park 17 Greenhill Road, Eastwood. Other events of the week: Special General Meeting of the South Australian Touch Association on 30 June 2007 at the Coopers Ale House, Adelaide. Contact Touch Football South Australia for further details on 08 83067500 Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA):Play: #42007 Be Active North West ChampionshipsKarratha have won a seventh straight North West Championship title, defeating the Tom Price Touch Association 3-0 in the final in Broome on Sunday 3 June 2007.Karratha went through the tournament undefeated. They pipped Tom Price 5-4 in the round game ahead of the final. Tom Price needed to win against Port Hedland to reach the final, and did so with a touchdown in the last play of that match for a 6-5 win.Home-team Broome won a bronze medal, saving their best touch footy for their last game of the tournament.In the final, Karratha’s Ashleigh Jones was a standout, as were former Barbarians rep Tobie Burnnand and former Aussie European Tour international Brian Fitzroy.Congratulations Karratha and best of luck travelling to Malaysia this week for the 2007 Asian Championships. Other events:Around 30 junior players from the North West region attended the annual Department of Sport and Recreation backed development camp in Broome.Players completed fitness testing, skill drills and played games over the two days under the astute tutelage of Touch West 18 Years Girls Coach Shelley Matcham, and Touch West Youth Head Coach Angela Doyle. It is hoped that some of these players will represent WA at junior national events later in the year.Touch West Web-site: www.touchwest.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT):Play: # 5Darwin Touch Over 35 Men’s Finals campaign The Darwin Touch Football Over 35 Men’s competition Finals Series began on Monday 4 June 2007. A furious finish to the season saw teams jockeying for finals positions. Bundy Bears finished the minor rounds in pole position. Humpty Doo finished second, Raptors coming a very close third, and Cavaliers rounded out the semi-final roster. Mad dogs, were entitled to be just that, when they missed the finals by one point.The finals promise to be very close. The Men’s and Mixed finals also start this week.  You can see results of all games on the Darwin Touch Football website on www.darwintouch.com.auOther highlights for the week: Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston will visit the Aboriginal community of Maningrida. Houston will visit Maningrida in Arnhem Land to run clinics in the schools and help the Maningrida representative teams in their preparation for the NT School Sport Championships in August. Rebecca will be in Maningrida for three days.The Touch Football Northern Territory web-site: www.touchnt.com.auNEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) Play: #6First life membership awarded by the Parkes Touch AssociationFormer president of the Parkes Touch Association, Chris Martin, has been rewarded for his services to Touch Football with the first ever life membership for Parkes Touch Association. Chris has been involved with Touch Football in the country town for over 15 years and has been integral in growing the Association to the thriving 1000 member strong competition it is today. Chris has worked with every aspect of Touch Football.In the arms of coaching, refereeing, and administration Chris has made an invaluable contribution to his home affiliate.Chris’s technical accreditations in the sport include: Level 3 referee, and Level 1 coaching accreditation. In 2005 Chris’ efforts were recognised with a NSWTA Blues Award. In the same year he was also the Parkes Australia Day Sports Administrator/Coach award winner.As part of his official roles for the Parkes Touch Association, Chris worked as a director, chairperson, selector, assistant treasurer, secretary and president. Chris stepped down from the presidency at Parkes Touch Association’s annual general meeting in May, where he was also awarded the life membership. He will continue to contribute to the Touch Football community as the inaugural life member of his beloved Parkes association.One of Chris’ legacies, amongst a long list, will be the lighting of Cheney Park, which has allowed for the popular autumn Mixed competition to be played under lights.Thanks to his diligence and dedication Touch Football has become one of the most successful-ever sporting organisations in Parkes. Other events: NSW Country Teams have been selected from the recent NSW Country Championships. The teams will play in a three game series against City in Sydney on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2007. The NSWTA web-site: www.nswtouch.com.auTASMANIA Play: Drop-off2007 Tasmanian Under-18 Teams announced:Tasmania’s best young Touch Footballers have been selected in teams to contest the Under-18 National Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. The girls’ team includes 2006 National 18 Years Youth Development Squad member Emily Hudson.GirlsKate Cowen, Meg Bain,Katelyn Barry  Natalie Curtis, Dimity Archer, Alex Finlayson, Bec Oliver, Christina Parodi , Rebecca Downie (Southern Touch)Carla Doyle (DTA), Ashley Crowden, Kylie Jones, Emily Hudson, Louise Godfrey  (LTA)Deb Button –  CoachBoysTim Castle,Trent Cornish, Jason Haines, Duncan Bain (Southern Touch)Tyson Rolls, Joe Hoyle, Nick Mc Kenna, Alex Reimer, Danny Hoyle, Aaron Markham, David McGinley (DTA) Matt Allen, Trent Gutteridge, Clark Chancellor (LTA).John Dowling – Coach.That’s it for the fifth edition of a Set of Six in a very hectic week in Touch Football around the nation.Be sure to check the State web-sites for further information and all the latest news in your sport this week. North Queensland Touch Championships are being played in Townsville this long weekend in Norht Queensland.last_img read more

Quick hits Midweek news and notes from Ohio State football

First-year Ohio State football head coach Luke Fickell held a press conference Tuesday and discussed everything from his strategy for calling timeouts to redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman’s smile, as well as the Buckeyes’ Saturday game against Colorado at Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Timeout indecision against Miami Trailing by 11 points with 9:21 remaining in the fourth quarter, Fickell elected not to use a timeout during Miami’s 14-play drive, which lasted 8:48 seconds and ended with a touchdown that increased the Hurricanes’ lead to 24-6. The Buckeyes finished the game with all three timeouts remaining. “We were going to call a timeout right there, I think, on (Miami’s) third-down play that they converted,” Fickell said. “I think there was still a minute and a half left to go. They actually ended up calling the timeout.” Fickell, who was asked five questions during the press conference about the late-game timeout situation, said he planned to save the timeouts for OSU’s next drive. “We decided, ‘Hey, we’re going to need to save these unless we get in a situation because we’re going to need two scores,’” he said. “It ultimately didn’t end up hurting us.” Players Gotta Play Numerous freshmen, including Miller, freshmen wide receivers Devin Smith, Verlon Reed and freshman defensive back Bradley Roby, among others, have received significant playing time through the Buckeyes’ first three games. Despite their occasional struggles, Fickell said he’ll continue to field a team that features young, first-year players. “You got to get out there and do it to do it,” Fickell said. “That’s no excuse that they’re young. We’re not going to give them that excuse.” Smile, you’re on camera During ESPN’s national telecast of the Buckeyes’ loss to Miami, redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman was captured on camera smiling toward the end of the game. Fickell said that he received an email about the incident after the game. “I didn’t see it,” Fickell said. “I haven’t talked to (Bauserman) and I know that Joe hurts every bit as I do. But, no, that’s not something you want to see. “We try to tell (the players) that nothing goes unnoticed.” Captaincy carousel Junior defensive lineman John Simon and junior fullback Zach Boren will act as team captains for OSU’s Saturday game against Colorado at Ohio Stadium. Boren, who is roommates with Simon, said that “John and I have a great relationship. It gets competitive (between us) with video games.” Nay-saying the boo birds Bauserman threw the ball away in several instances during OSU’s Sept. 10 win against Toledo, and members of Buckeye Nation sometimes greeted his tosses into the stands with boos. Boren said that if he were in the crowd watching the Buckeyes, he wouldn’t boo. “I know what this team goes through on a yearly basis and I know what we’ve done in fall camp,” Boren said. “I would never boo our team.” Fickell acknowledged the passion of the Buckeyes’ fans, but said that he doesn’t give a whole lot of thought to the crowd’s reaction during game. “They pay their money to get in,” Fickell said. “They love Ohio State, Ohio State football. If they don’t like something, they let you know. “That’s not what we’re going to focus on. Hopefully, that doesn’t affect us mentally in any way.” read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State falls 40 to No 21 Penn State in

Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr (1) prepares to take a goal kick in the second half of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team took a 4-0 loss to No. 21 Penn State in University Park, marking back-to-back losses for the Buckeyes after falling 1-0 to Florida Gulf Coast last Friday. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 3-4-0 overall this season. The first goal for Penn State came from freshman forward Kim Dubs in the 32nd minute, putting the Nittany Lions in the early lead after a 8-yard shot off the left post.Eight minutes later, Penn State senior midfielder Charlotte Williams added another goal from eight yards, making the score 2-0 for the Nittany Lions. Sophomore midfielder/forward Frankie Tagliaferri marked an additional goal with just over five minutes to go in the first half, upping Penn State’s score to 3-0 just before halftime. Finishing from six yards, sophomore defender/midfielder/forward Kerry Abello tallied one more goal for the Nittany Lions, increasing their final score to 4-0.  In this matchup, Ohio State totaled four shots and four saves, holding a 6-4 edge in corner kicks over Penn State. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions recorded 12 shots and three saves. After coming off of a 1-2 loss at home against Virginia, the Nittany Lions clinched the victory against the Buckeyes at Jeffrey Field, improving their overall record to 5-3-0 on the year.  The Buckeyes will stay on the road to face off against their next opponent Illinois on Thursday at 8 p.m. read more

Bilic on Hernandez Hes a natural goalscorer

first_imgFormer West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has praised Javier Hernandez as a “natural goalscorer” and believes that the forward’s struggles this season have mostly been down to a lack of pre-season training last summerThe Mexico international came on as a substitute on the second-half and scored a stunning curling effort to secure a point for West Ham in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.The strike marked the fourth time Hernandez had appeared as a substitute and scored at Stamford Bridge with Bilic, who was fired from the club earlier this season, praising the 29 year-old for what he brings to the side.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s a natural goalscorer and he’s there where he has to be. He’s not dangerous outside the box or around the box, but in the box, he’s the best finisher. Everything he thinks about is being in the box to come for a second ball,” said Bilic, according to Sky Sports.“He had some difficult times in the beginning. I don’t think he did all of pre-season because of the Confederations Cup but he is a brilliant goalscorer.“He’s a brilliant guy, a good person to have in the dressing room. He doesn’t cause problems, he can be angry but for five or ten minutes, no more than that. He is a good guy.”last_img read more

Insigne wary of Firminos threat

first_imgNapoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has recognised Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino as the most dangerous player in the squad ahead of their meeting.Jurgen Klopp’s side face the Serie A club in the Champions League on Wednesday evening as they seek to consolidate top spot with two wins, after leaving it late to break the hearts of PSG fans at Anfield.Most of the focus ahead of the match has been on Salah’s inconsistency in front of goal since the start of the season.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, Insigne sees it differently and has urged his Napoli teammates to watch out for Firmino’s ability in Liverpool’s attack. ‘They have a lot of strong players, even those on the bench,’ said Insigne“But Firmino is the most decisive player because he comes to play between the lines and opens up the spaces for his teammates. ‘I hope together with my teammates to put them in trouble and be able to make chances.”last_img read more

Shaunae races in NYC tomorrow honeymoon delayed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Maicel Uibo, who had the good sense to marry our brilliant, beautiful sprint superstar is from Estonia. #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 10, 2017 – No honeymoon just yet for Olympian and Gold medalist, Shaunae Miller Uibo.    Shaunae is headed to New York to defend her record in the women’s 300m at the Millrose Games set for tomorrow. Mrs Uibo said she is happy to get back to her professional athletics career and that her focus is to stay healthy, in fact, she believes that her health is key to us seeing even faster times from the champion.  Practices are going well and the ambitious athlete says her goal is to be ready to do a double; 200m and 400m at the IAAF World Championships set for London in August.  As for that honeymoon, it is delayed to September or October.  Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Mancini Nations League finals the target for Italy

first_imgItaly manager Roberto Mancini insists their objectives remain unchanged, despite a difficult patch of formThe Azzurri will host Portugal at the San Siro on Saturday night in a Group A3 clash knowing that victory is a must.The two nations last met in Lisbon in September with Portugal emerging 1-0 winners without Cristiano Ronaldo.“At the beginning of the tournament our objective was to try to reach the final phase of the Nations League,” Mancini told Rai.“We lost in Portugal with a very young team, but now we have the chance to beat them at San Siro.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Italy are currently second in Group A3 with four points from three games.“We need to focus on that, then we’ll see what happens in Portugal-Poland,” added Mancini.“Our first objective is to play a good game, to play well as we did in the last two matches.“I want to see a team that attacks, above all for the San Siro crowd. It’s a stadium which is full every time Italy come, and that’s important.”The Nations League match will begin at 20:45 (CET).last_img read more