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first_img1 Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have already made the decision to replace Brendan Rodgers as manager, but Jurgen Klopp is NOT in line for the role at Anfield, talkSPORT has been told.The Northern Irishman’s future in charge is under threat following the Reds’ uninspired start to the season, with the team currently languishing in 13th place in the Premier League.Despite kicking off the new campaign with back-to-back victories over Stoke and Bournemouth [both 1-0], Liverpool’s form spiralled, with Rodgers’ men now without a win in six games – a run which includes defeats to Manchester United and West Ham and a dismal draw with Norwich.Progression in the League Cup still did little to ease the pressure on Rodgers, as his side needed a penalty shoot-out to see off League Two outfit Carlisle United following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.And Merseyside correspondent Graham Beecroft believes Wednesday night’s stale home performance was the final straw for FSG.“John W Henry would have looked at that performance and thought, ‘this is not good enough and a change has to be made’, and I understand that is going to happen,” Beecroft told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“In fact, the club board were split in what to do with Brendan Rodgers, but the power base in Boston decided before this game they were going to make the change.“This result will simply have reinforced the fact they feel they have to do that.”Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelloti and ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp have been strongly linked with the job, though, ahead of Wednesday’s cup clash, Liverpool publicly rubbished reports in several newspapers which suggested they had made an approach for the Italian.However, Beecroft claims the club will only stick with Rodgers if their top candidates turn down the opportunity.He added: “Liverpool swiftly denied any talks with Carlo Ancelloti when the rumours became public, however you might remember Jurgen Klopp has been linked with the Liverpool job for quite some time and they’ve never issued any statement regarding that, so Liverpool fans saw that as being a little bit fishy.“Unless something happens, whereby Ancelloti says no, that will be the only thing that will save Brendan, and even then, he would only stay in the short term.“One thing I can tell you is that Jurgen Klopp will not be the next Liverpool manager.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers last_img read more

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first_img1 Garry Monk and Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman believes Southampton and Swansea are examples of how to conduct “football business” on and off the pitch.Both sides have captured the imagination in recent years, with the south Wales side winning the Capital One Cup and establishing themselves as a Premier League force after promotion in 2011.Swansea’s attack-minded philosophy and ability to replace outgoing stars is akin to that of Southampton, who have improved season after season since themselves returning to the top table three years ago.The teams go head to head in the league on Saturday at St Mary’s.Last term represented Saints’ best-ever Premier League campaign, just like Swansea, and both sides are looking to kick on after more impressive summer business.“Like us, Swansea in my opinion is an example how you have to do the football business,” Southampton manager Koeman said.“They have a very good coach and manager, they try to play attractive football.“They lost some good players, signed some other good ones and are still fighting for a high position on the table.“We can compare Swansea to our team and that’s maybe the reason it’s a difficult game for both teams.“Look back at last season and we won in Swansea and they won here. It’s close and it’s detail that makes the difference this Saturday.”last_img read more

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first_img1 Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva Juventus have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for Monaco star Bernardo Silva.The 21-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in world football and shone at the European Under-21 Championship in the summer.Both Chelsea and Manchester City are said to have scouted the Portuguese playmaker, who scored seven times for Monaco last season.But now, according to sources in France, Juventus have joined the hunt for Silva.The Italian champions reportedly scouted the former Benfica man during Monaco’s match over Lyon at the weekend, which ended in a 1-1 draw.Juventus are now weighing up whether to make a January move for Silva as they attempt to pip Chelsea and City to his signature.last_img

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first_img 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 11 11 11 Liverpool will be looking to secure progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League with a victory over FC Girondins de Bordeaux at Anfield on Thursday night.Jurgen Klopp’s side will be high in confidence after their 4-1 drubbing of Manchester City at the weekend, and the German manager will be hoping for a similar performance infront of the home supporters.The Reds haven’t really got going in Europe, having clinched just the one win and three draws, but three points is all that’s needed to book their place in the last 32.Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke could return to action against Bordeaux, but there may be a few key players missing from the team-sheet – including Philippe Coutinho.Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Liverpool XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) 24. Joe Allen (left midfield) 11. Roberto Firmino (left wing) 7. James Milner (right midfield) 4. Kolo Toure (centre back) 11 11 33. Jordan Ibe (right wing)last_img read more

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first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez expects Seamus Coleman to be out for around four weeks with a calf strain.The full-back was injured during Wednesday night’s League Cup semi-final first leg victory over Manchester City.Tom Cleverley and Romelu Lukaku were also forced off with calf and ankle problems respectively.The sight of Lukaku in particular leaving the field was a major concern for Everton after he had hit his 19th goal of the season, but Martinez is confident the striker and Cleverley will not be long-term absentees.“Romelu had a knock on his ankle. We are going to assess him. I don’t know if he will be available for the weekend (the FA Cup tie against Dagenham & Redbridge) but I don’t think it is too serious,” said the Toffees boss.“Tom and Seamus are very similar, Seamus with his calf is probably the most serious, those things are between three to four weeks.” Seamus Coleman 1last_img read more

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first_img1 Jonathan De Guzman’s agent has confirmed his client will leave Napoli this month, sparking speculation he could return to the Premier League.Napoli are planning on making a number of changes to their squad in the January market and the former Swansea midfielder is one of the players they want to offload.De Guzman has fallen out of favour under new manager Maurizio Sarri and has yet to make an appearance this season.The Dutchman is now being touted for a return to England, with Aston Villa, Bournemouth and his old club Swansea all thought to be interested.“We’re looking for a solution, he will leave in this market,” his agent Fabio Parisi told Radio Crc.“It’s clear to everyone that his adventure with Napoli is over and we’re making some evaluations that we will resolve soon.” Jonathan de Guzman last_img read more

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first_img Ayoze Perez in action 1 Ayoze Perez has signed a new contract with Newcastle and manager Steve McClaren is delighted.The forward has extended his stay at St. James’ Park for another five-and-a-half years having become a key player for the Magpies over the last 18 months.The Spaniard, who joined Newcastle from Tenerife in 2014, has scored five goals for the Premier League strugglers this term and has now been rewarded with a new deal, warding off interest from United.“Ayoze has proved himself to be a very good player and I am delighted he has extended his contract here,” manager McClaren said.“He has surprised me in terms of his ability. He can change a game, win a game and has scored some important goals for us this season. He has been a big plus.“There is a lot more to come from Ayoze and that will happen in a Newcastle United shirt.”last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWASHINGTON – The White House said Saturday that if Costa Ricans vote against joining a U.S.-Central American free trade agreement, the Bush administration will not renegotiate the deal. The Costa Rican government scheduled a referendum today on the accord. A newspaper poll published Thursday showed that voters were poised to reject it. Much of the opposition stems from requirements under the pact that Costa Rica open its telecommunications, services and agricultural sectors to greater competition. The White House also suggested it may not extend trade preferences now afforded to Costa Rican products and set to expire next September. “The United States has never before confronted the question of extending unilateral trade preferences to a country that has rejected a reciprocal trade agreement,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement. Costa Rica is the only one of the six Latin American signatories to the trade deal, known as CAFTA, that has yet to ratify it. The deal is in effect in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. A minimum of 40 percent of Costa Rica’s 2.6 million voters must participate for today’s vote to be valid. The White House urged Costa Ricans to recognize the benefits of the agreement. It would “expand Costa Rica’s access to the U.S. market, safeguard that access under international law, attract U.S. and other investment and link Costa Rica to some of the most dynamic economies of our hemisphere,” according to the statement. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FREE TRADE: Bush says he will not renegotiate the pact if voters turn it down today. By Jennifer Loven THE ASSOCIATED PRESS last_img read more

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first_imgStrait’s hit “Give It Away” won Song of the Year. “You all been letting me do this for 50 years, and I love you,” said Bill Anderson, who co-wrote “Give It Away” with Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson. Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” won Single of the Year. Other early winners included Tracy Lawrence, featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, for Musical Event for “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”; dobro great Jerry Douglas of Union Station as Musician of the Year; and Paisley’s “Online” for Music Video. “This was something that we all wanted to sing,” Lawrence said of the hit. “It was something that was in our wheelhouse. I think we all related to it.” Paisley performed “Online” with the Brentwood, Tenn., High School marching band. Other performers were Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Strait, Swift, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Big & Rich, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, Martina McBride, Keith Urban and the Eagles. Vince Gill introduced the Eagles, who played their single “How Long” and received a standing ovation. “For 35 years or more, these next guys have been writing songs like we wished we could write,” Gill said. Rascal Flatts opened the show with the title track to its latest album, “Still Feels Good,” while a montage of country stars flashed on large screens behind them, including a photo of Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner. Wagoner died last week of lung cancer. Dwight Yoakam also paid tribute to Wagoner, calling him a pioneer and a groundbreaker to the end. The show was broadcast live on ABC and was hosted by James Denton of “Desperate Housewives,” Kate Walsh of “Private Practice” and Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Brad Paisley’s wife – of “According to Jim.” — Winners at Wednesday’s 41st annual Country Music Association Awards: – Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney – Single: “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood. – Album: “It Just Comes Natural,” George Strait. – Song: “Give It Away,” Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson. – Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood. – Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley. – Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts. – Vocal Duo: Sugarland. – Musical Event: “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” Tracy Lawrence with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. – Musician: Jerry Douglas. – Music Video: “Online,” Brad Paisley. – Horizon Award: Taylor Swift.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sugarland won Vocal Duo of the Year, breaking Brooks & Dunn’s long-standing lock on the award, and 17-year-old Taylor Swift won the Horizon Award for newcomer at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday. Rascal Flatts won top Vocal Group, and George Strait took Top Album for “It Just Comes Natural.” “If we’re standing up here, we have this lofty view because we’re standing on the shoulders of giants who’ve come before us,” said Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. Brooks & Dunn had won the duo category 14 of the last 15 years, including the last six in a row. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Swift gave a tearful speech in which she joked, “This is definitely the highlight of my senior year.” Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox thanked country radio for “being our mouthpiece.” “What we do means nothing if no one gets to hear it,” he said. Strait had said that of his five nominations, which tied him with Brad Paisley for the most of the night, he wanted to win the album trophy the most. “When we made this album it was incredible,” Strait said afterward. “We had great material and just kept knocking them out. We ended up with 15 songs and never intended to put 15 songs on the record, but when I started going through the songs there was none I could take off.” last_img read more

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first_imgGrace Ann McGarvey, Brand, Web Design, Media & Communications, Vice President : Shona Chambers, John McColgan Financial Advisors, Treasurer, Rachel Wasson, Karen Murphy, Karen Murphy Speech & Drama, Rosemary Lyons, Enterprise Officer, Inishowen Development Partnership Company, Fiona Higgins, Batik Art by Fiona Higgins, Maureen Walsh, Errigal Montessori (Missing from Photo), Denise McClintock, DWIB Administrator, Fiona O’Reilly, On the Dot, and Catherine Lyster, LYIT.“Donegal Women in Business, Mean Business”, says Grace Ann McGarvey a native of Kilmacrennan who runs her own Design, Web Design, Media & Communications business.Grace Ann has just been elected as the President of the Donegal Women in Business Network.Grace Ann has been working in this industry for over 20 years and set up her own business over 3 years ago. She decided to start her own business because she knew that it would give her the opportunity, not only to do what she loves, but the flexibility to be on hand for her three children, Maurice 17, Hannah 15 & Luke 11. “I am passionate about my work, I love working with clients from all over the globe and from all different industries and sizes and when I see a smile on a clients face or get an “I love it” email, then that makes everything I do worthwhile”. says Grace Ann.“However, being in business on your own can sometimes be isolating and that’s why networks like the Donegal Women in Business Network are a great source for sharing knowledge, meeting potential new clients, friends and mentors and learning from successful, start up and growing business people in our own county”.The Donegal Women in Business Network is in existence now for 15 years and provides a valuable platform for the inspiration and capacity building of women in business through a variety of initiatives and opportunities and is making a contribution towards developing the next generation of women business.The network is also a sounding board for advice and giving support through their events, workshops & conferences held regularly throughout the county. The different categories of membership represent a cross section of businesswomen across different sectors. Members include entrepreneurs, women managing businesses for other owners, social entrepreneurs, thought leaders and senior decision makers. We continually upgrade our various programmes and initiatives to keep abreast of what women need to sustain and grow their business. Programmes and activities range from the purely social, to the strongly business focused, such as skills development, mentoring, social media training, networking, financial presentations and guest speakers from the business and professional sectors. Over the last few years we have made significant networking links with our colleagues in Derry Women in Enterprise and Sligo Women in Business network.The Committee provide their time and commit fully to their voluntary roles and are the main touch point within the membership of the network.The hard working committee, who take time out of their busy schedules, to meet and organise the networking events, workshops and conferences for the members are newly elected President : Grace Ann McGarvey, Brand, Web Design, Media & Communications, Vice President : Shona Chambers, John McColgan Financial Advisors, Treasurer, Rachel Wasson, Karen Murphy, Karen Murphy Speech & Drama, Rosemary Lyons, Enterprise Officer, Inishowen Development Partnership Company, Fiona Higgins, Batik Art by Fiona Higgins, Maureen Walsh, Errigal Montessori, Denise McClintock, DWIB Administrator, Fiona O’Reilly, On the Dot, and Catherine Lyster, LYIT.“Collectively within the network we have a huge knowledge and expertise and I believe we are making a difference to our economy. There are challenges of course, such as managing time, providing challenging programmes of interest for our members and providing value for money. However, I strongly believe that it is important for the growth of women in business to ensure that we have a voice in the county regarding business issues and in the importance of links with the Local Enterprise Office, who were instrumental in setting up the Women in Business Network, Donegal County Council, Enterprise Ireland, other support agencies and financial institutions that offer support to our members and engage with the Network.“It is my vision to increase the footprint and the voice of Donegal women in business both, in the county, and nationally, and to increase our membership significantly to make that happen. To that end, I would encourage any woman that is in business or managing a business in the county to make contact with us, join the network for only €40 a year, help yourself and let us help you to grow your business. I would also like to encourage all the agencies in the county to make contact with us so that we can add them our mailing lists and distribute anything that may be of relevance to our members.” Anyone can contact the network directly and join instantly by logging onto www.donegalwomeninbusiness.com, email info@donegalwomeninbusiness.com, contact me directly at ga@graceannconsultancy.com. You can also follow our network on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DWIBNetwork.NEW PRESIDENT SETS OUT HER VISION FOR DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS was last modified: April 25th, 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