‘Arsenal fans are crying!’ – Tottenham, Man United and Chelsea supporters laugh at their rivals over Karim Benzema snub

first_img1 An Arsenal fan looks sad It’s always funny when your rivals miss out on the top target they have been getting excited about.Chelsea fans have taken great pleasure in mocking Manchester United’s supporters after hijacking their move for Pedro.Now Tottenham, Chelsea and Man United fans are turning on Gooners after Karim Benzema brutally snubbed a move to Arsenal on Twitter.After months of speculation he tweeted a picture of him by his current Real Madrid shirt in a changing room, and said: “For all those clowns who want to make believe things at my fans. Here this is my home !” [sic]You can see how rival fans reacted below…last_img

Chelsea fans left furious after 3-1 defeat to Everton

first_imgChelsea’s woeful start to the season continued on Saturday after they were beaten 3-1 by Everton at Goodison Park. Steven Naismith’s hat-trick condemned Jose Mourinho’s side to their third defeat of the season and Blues fans were left dismayed on Twitter after the game. //storify.com/IsaacMoore91/chelsea-fans-hit-out-at-their-side-after-3-1-defea.js?border=false[View the story “Chelsea fans hit out at their side after 3-1 defeat to Everton” on Storify] 1 Chelsea lost 3-1 to Everton on Saturday last_img

Tottenham told to forget about signing Bayer Leverkusen star

first_imgBayer Leverkusen have told Tottenham to forget about signing striker Stefan Kiessling.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed this week that he is chasing attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window to ease the burden on Harry Kane.That has led to speculation Tottenham may swoop for Kiessling, who has scored 50 Bundelisga goals in the past three seasons.However, Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt has now poured cold water on that rumour and vowed to keep the Germany international.“This topic is zero per cent for both Stefan and myself,” Schmidt told Sport1.??“We have already lost many players in the summer who played here for a long time and it created a small problem in the first half of the season.“I am not at all thinking about selling the next experience player [in January] again.” 1 Stefan Kiessling last_img read more

Atletico Madrid sensation plays down links to Chelsea and Manchester United

first_img1 Chelsea and Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has insisted he is happy at Atletico Madrid.The 24-year-old has been in the fine form this season and already has 22 goals to his name in 38 appearances.The likes of Chelsea and United have been impressed by the French winger and a summer bidding war is expected.However, Griezmann has reiterated that he is happy at Atletico and has no plans to leave the Spanish side.“For the moment, in terms of my career plan, it is to try to go as far as possible in the Champions League and to win the Euros,” Griezmann told RMC.“I am only thinking about that and I do not want to leave [Atletico].” Antoine Griezmann celebrates an Atletico Madrid goal last_img

ANGELS-RED SOX NOTEBOOK G.A. says pink eye wasn’t a problem

first_imgBy Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER BOSTON – Garret Anderson insisted he could see just fine, but what seemed abundantly clear Wednesday during the opening game of the playoffs were his struggles at the plate. Actually, all Angels batters struggled against Boston Red Sox ace Josh Beckett, but Anderson seemed to be having a bad time early with strikeouts in his first two at-bats. He finished his night with a pop foul to third and a fly ball to deep center to end the game. Routine day for Escobar Kelvim Escobar, who pitches for the Angels in Game 2 on Friday night against the Red Sox’s Daisuke Matzuzaka, is back on somewhat of a regular routine after getting 11 days of rest before his last start of the regular season. Escobar, who has battled knee tendinitis all season, was feeling the effects of a sore right shoulder as the season entered its last month. He gave up just a run in his final start at Oakland on Saturday, but gave up six runs in each of his previous two starts. “I feel pretty good,” Escobar said. “I think the rest, the break that I had, it helped me a lot just to let the inflammation calm down and I feel pretty good right now.” No guarantee Arte Moreno knew better and refused to take the bait about an hour before game time. “No guarantees,” the Angels owner said while standing on the field near his seats alongside the Angels dugout. “I guarantee that we will play tonight.” Moreno, of course, made the now-infamous guarantee at the end of last season when he said the Angels would add an impact bat during the offseason. The Angels tried, but were unsuccessful. What Moreno also can’t guarantee is that there will be a pro-Angels crowd for Game 3 at Angel Stadium. Typically, Red Sox fans procure tickets from Angels season-ticket holders for games in Orange County and the crowd often seems to be an even 50-50 split. “I don’t worry about that, it’s sort of a supply and demand,” Moreno said. “Obviously people want to pay the money for the ticket. We price the ticket and these Red Sox fans are passionate about seeing their team. “They pay up.” Colon could pitch According to Scioscia, there is no indication yet that the elbow pain that forced Bartolo Colon off the Division Series roster is serious enough to require surgery. He can still pitch in this postseason if he feels better and the Angels advance. Colon, who is a free agent after this season, is not expected to be pursued by the Angels. This and that The Red Sox have defeated the Angels seven consecutive times in the postseason, including three consecutive games in both 1986 and 2004. … The Angels were shut out for just the second time in postseason history and for the first time since Game 4 of the 1979 American League Championship Series against Baltimore. … A game-opening single from Chone Figgins snapped an 0-for-22 skid to end the regular season. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityLooking afterward like he had just gone 10 rounds with a serious southpaw, Anderson was not much for talking about his right eye, which was swelled with conjunctivitis (pink eye) that started to plague him over the weekend. “It’s just not where it should be so that’s all I will say,” Anderson said. “Until I can’t see well then I’m gonna play.” Anderson didn’t play in the Angels’ final two games of the regular season and saw a doctor in the Bay Area as well as an eye specialist when the team was home briefly Monday morning. Anderson gave every assurance he would not be a detriment to the team. He went through a round of batting practice Tuesday and another Wednesday before he pronounced himself fit to play. “He wouldn’t have played if he couldn’t (see well),” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Garret knows what is at stake and he wouldn’t do that.” last_img read more

Valley Western wear shop headin’ for the last roundup as cowboy era moseys out

first_imgSo when the last piece of merchandise and all the fixtures are sold – probably by late November or early December – it’s last call for King’s Western Wear at 11450 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. “The day we told people we were closing and kicked off our last sale, all I did was cry,” says Arlene, who at 86 was still working in the store with her son until recently. Maury died in 1995. “This was our baby, and it’s very, very sad to say goodbye,” she said. But while the good times lasted, it was one heck of a ride, says Randy, who joined the family business after graduating from Birmingham High in 1977. King’s Western Wear attracted a who’s who of Hollywood stars living in the Valley. Old movie cowboys Gene Autry and Randolph Scott were steady customers. Bob Hope and James Cagney used to drop in every few weeks when they were in town. Actor Tom Selleck still comes in. Up on the wall are head shots of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Tom Cruise thanking all the employees of King’s Western Wear. Their store was also a trend-setter, Randy says. Long before other retailers selling Levi and Lee jeans got the idea, King’s was sending 200 pairs of the rock-hard jeans to the laundry every week to be softened up. “They came back soft and faded, and we began selling them like hot cakes,” Randy says. “We had 2,500 pair on the shelves at one time. “We sold to everybody from square dancers and weekend cowboys to bell-bottomed hippies in the ’70s. It was great.” King’s moved off Van Nuys Boulevard and onto Ventura Boulevard in 1996 to be nearer the studios and its customers, many of them living in or near Studio City. But the handwriting was already on the wall, Randy says. Business – particularly cowboy business in the Valley – was slowing down. Horse tack, saddles, bridles, bits and spurs weren’t jumping off the shelves anymore. The store with the bucking bronco on top was barely hanging on. “Times changed,” Randy says. “Nothing we can do about that. It’s time for us to go.” Before they do, Arlene and Randy want to say thank you to all their customers for the past 61 years. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to be part of the growth of the San Fernando Valley,” Arlene says. But now it’s time to ride off into the sunset. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.King’s Sporting Goods and Riding Shop in Van Nuys became strictly King’s Riding Shop, and later King’s Western Wear. It moved from Van Nuys after 50 years to Studio City in 1996. And now, after 61 years in business, “it’s time to ride off into the sunset,” Randy was saying Wednesday – half laughing, half cringing at the old cowboy pun. The long customer lines that used to snake down Van Nuys Boulevard for the King’s Western Wear holiday sale the day after Thanksgiving haven’t been long and snaking for years now. The studios that spent a lot of money at King’s buying Western clothes for TV shows such as “Dallas” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” are getting them straight from manufacturers for product placement now. They’re still selling a lot of blue jeans and boots, but not enough to keep a business this size open, Randy says. Maury and Arlene King came back from lunch one day in 1946 and saw their retail future flash right before their eyes. It wasn’t selling barbells and tennis rackets like they thought. It was peddling saddles and blue jeans to a young, growing, still rural San Fernando Valley. “The only thing that had sold while they were at lunch that day was a saddle,” says Randy King, Maury and Arlene’s son. “That’s when Mom and Dad realized they could sell more horse tack in the Valley than dumbbells.” last_img read more

RADIO STATIONS SEEKING CASH INJECTION FROM TAXPAYER

first_imgThe Independent Broadcasters of Ireland has called for the Government’s planned new public broadcasting charge, to replace the TV licence fee, to also fund independent radio stations.It has also demanded sufficient funding from the charge to be made available for RTÉ Radio 1 to allow it operate as a commercial-free full public service broadcaster.The group also wants the regulator, the Broadcasting Authority, to be sufficiently funded from the charge. “Every household has at least one radio and nearly every person has the ability to listen to radio on their mobile phone, laptop, computer, iPad, and so on,” said IBI chairman Scott Williams.“Given the number of radio devices in each home, we believe that the public broadcasting charge (PBC) set out in the Programme for Government and which will be levied on all households, must be used to strengthen and develop all forms of broadcasting in Ireland”.“The TV licence fee has provided an unfair competitive advantage to RTÉ. With more than 1,500 people employed in the sector independent broadcasters make a significant economic, social and cultural contribution to the Irish economy.“The replacement of the licence fee with a new PBC provides a unique opportunity to the Minister for Communications to create a more competitive broadcasting landscape RADIO STATIONS SEEKING CASH INJECTION FROM TAXPAYER was last modified: April 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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

NO NEED TO ‘VET’ CIARA FOR HER FUTURE JOB PROSPECTS!

first_imgA young Donegal woman has been given a massive boost to her career.Ciara receives a gesture in recognition of her award.Ciara Monagle-Wilson, from Newtowncunnigham, recently won the Northern Ireland Animal Nursing Assistant of the Year award for 2014.Popular Ciara has worked at the St Elmo Veterinary Clinic in Derry for the past 6 years. Ciara believes in practicing what she preaches and has two dogs and two horses or her own and is even married to a farmer!She is pictured with Emma Jane, the proprietor of St Elmo Vet Clinic and Susie from Hill’s Pet Foods. NO NEED TO ‘VET’ CIARA FOR HER FUTURE JOB PROSPECTS! was last modified: June 10th, 2014 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:Ciara Monagle-WilsonDerrydonegalNewtowncunninghamSt Elmo’s Vetlast_img read more

West Ham 1-2 Manchester United: Marouane Fellaini winner secures semi-final spot

first_imgMarcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored to secure Manchester United’s passage to the FA Cup semi-final with a 2-1 win against West Ham.In the last FA Cup game at the Boleyn Ground, the Belgian’s close range finish was enough to hold off a Hammers fight-back, despite James Tomkins netting with 10 minutes remaining to increase the pressure in the dying stages.The first-half brought chances for both sides, but neither could break the deadlock.The hosts started with breakneck speed, winning a corner inside the opening two minutes, and having a good attempt through Enner Valencia just moments later.They were pressing extremely high up the pitch, with Manuel Lanzini being involved in everything, but his pass through to Valencia was not converted by the Ecuadorian forward, whose weak shot was easily saved by David De Gea.West Ham were refusing to ease off, not allowing United to settle with possession, but it was the Red Devils who had the best chance of the first-half.Marouane Fellaini forced Darren Randolph into an excellent save from close range, before Jesse Lingard also drew a save from the Irishman, although he really should have hit the back of the net.Breaking through the centre of the pitch, Lingard took his chance from the edge of the penalty area, hitting it low with not enough power to beat the keeper – who had come out well to guard his goal.The Hammers started strongly, but faded as the half went on, and the visitors would have been pleased with their performance in the later stages of the period.And it was Louis van Gaal’s men who kept their momentum going into the second half.They attacked with pace and creativity, and were not allowing West Ham out of their half, and it didn’t take long for the opening goal to come, when Marcus Rashford smashed home an excellent strike.Anthony Martial seized on a loose ball, laying it off to youngster Rashford, who thundered his attempt past Randolph into the far corner.United pressed for a bigger advantage, having been spurred on by their goal, and it was only the Irishman in goal who kept Bilic’s men in the game – pulling off a series of impressive stops.Victor Moses was introduced in place of Enner Valencia to provide some attacking impetus, but the Red Devils doubled their lead with the Hammers searching for an equaliser.Martial’s close range shot was deflected of a defender, flying right into the Belgian’s path, and he knew little about it when the ball smashed off him and into the net.However, that wasn’t game over, and West Ham got back into the tie with 10 minutes remaining.De Gea saved excellently from Antonio’s close range attempt, but from the following corner, James Tomkins headed in, after Andy Carroll put the ball back in the middle of the area.The hosts were showing the same confidence they were displaying in the opening stages, pressing high up the pitch and attempting to test the Spanish keeper in United’s goal.Yet, they could not capitalise, Carroll heading just over, and Kouyate having a last minute equaliser ruled out for offside.Their chances were not converted, and United secured the win – and a semi-final clash against Everton at Wembley. Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring for Manchester United 1last_img read more

Proposed drug rehab facility causes stir

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Jim Davis, a former president of the council, said some became scared of what the treatment center could bring to the area, and that only a small percentage supported it. Davis was not involved with the letter. “I think it was a fear factor,” Davis said. “And I think the Scientology scared people, which was sad.” Plans for the property include converting and upgrading 11 existing buildings into three dormitories, kitchen and dining area, classrooms, staff facilities, a 29-vehicle parking lot and swimming pool, according to a Regional Planning Commission’s staff report. The facility, with about 11 employees, would be designed to treat up to 66 adults, whose average stay would be three to four months. Traffic to the area would be minimal from the proposed facility at 36491 Bouquet Canyon Road, according to the report, because clients will not be allowed to have cars. Instead they will be transported by van. In addition, visitors would be discouraged, so as not to interfere with treatment. If the application gets the nod from commissioners, the staff has recommended 10 years of use under the permit. The proposed facility is compatible with zoning for the area on Bouquet Canyon Road and with the permit, according to the staff report. The Narconon program was started in 1966 by William Benitez, an inmate in Arizona State Prison, who applied principles from a book by L. Ron Hubbard to his heroin addiction. Today there are Narconon rehabilitation and education centers around the world, according to the nonprofit’s Web site. The facility is also asking for permission to remove two oak trees from the property. One has fallen down, and the other is decaying and endangers a nearby building. Catherine L. Savage, a Narconon Southern California representative, did not return phone calls for comment. James Bell, a planner with the Regional Planning Commission, referred calls to a supervisor who is out of the office until Wednesday when the hearing takes place. Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – A Scientology-based treatment facility hopes to soon open shop on Bouquet Canyon Road to treat adults with drug and alcohol addictions. Representatives from Narconon Southern California are scheduled to appear today before the county’s Regional Planning Commission for a permit to develop the facility on the 30.4-acre site, once home to a children’s boarding school. The Leona Valley Town Council wants the application denied. In a letter sent last month to the commission, the community group cited concerns about the impact the center would have on the environment and local welfare. last_img read more