Meet Jessica, an Average Runner. Now, Meet the Puddle Jump

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Thurston County Chamber She is 32.8 years old and is highly educated, with a yearly household income of more than $75,000. She considers herself an athlete and trains year-round. She reports running an average of 208 days a year, and logs nearly 1,165 miles annually. She is motivated to run in order to stay in shape, stay healthy, relieve stress, and to have fun.Who is this wonder-woman, you may ask. “Jessica” is a composite sketch based on a yearly survey conducted by Running USA, and is a profile of an “average runner”.Enter the Puddle Jump, an event created by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, getting ready for its fourth annual 5k/10k event, and meet our oldest registered runner. This will be his fourth year running the Puddle Jump, and he just celebrated his 80th birthday.“The Puddle Jump was created to promote a healthy community and to get everyone out there moving,” said Alisha Blain, the Chamber’s event coordinator. “I love this event and so does the community because we view all of our participants as athletes, and there are categories for just about everyone. In fact, we just created a new category for individuals 80 years and older,” she said with a smile.This year the Chamber has added two new categories to the event: Wheel Chair and Stroller. “We have a wounded warrior registered this year. He is a very serious competitor, but at the same time we encourage families and less serious competitors to join. Last year we had a lot of children compete as well as people running and walking with their dogs,” she said.If you are more like the “average runner” profile that was first mentioned, you’ll be thrilled with the event too. Meet Robin, who said, “I ran the Puddle Jump for the 1st time last year and really enjoyed it and came in 1st in the 10K within 6 days of running a 1/2 marathon in CA.    I’ve run a lot of races in Tacoma but did not like the atmosphere and the snobbery of the runners.   It is a joy to do a run with such down to earth participants, sponsors and race event staff.”Some participants are serious runners, but really want to run a race that truly is fun and low stress, like Mike. He said, “Last year was my second year running this event and second year I have taken first in my age group. The Puddle Jump is attracting the more competitive runners that will use this run to go all out yet have a lot of fun doing it.   I run triathlons, marathons, bike events, but look forward to this fun run just to relax in my sport and really have fun.”So, whether you fit the profile of an “average” runner, or are an 80-year-old looking to jump in the puddles, join the Chamber for the fourth annual Puddle Jump.Saturday November 2, 2013Chehalis-Western 67th St (Horizon’s Elementary) TrailheadRegistration begins at 7:30 a.m.Full event information can be found online here or by calling the Chamber at 360.357.3362.last_img read more

What’s been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here are 10 of the…

first_imgAdvertisement k4df9eNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsyiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E19e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rcrwWould you ever consider trying this?😱1iejbCan your students do this? 🌚8qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid close the gap at the topAdvertisement Barcelona went into 2020 with a two-point advantage over Real Madrid at the top of the LaLiga Santander table but their 2-2 draw against Espanyol coupled with Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Getafe means that it’s all even at the summit once again. The Blaugrana and the Blancos are both on 40 points.Advertisement   Advertisement Dimitri Foulquier is back at GranadaThe club Dimitri Foulquier has made the most appearances for during his career has been Granada, with 99 outings, and he’ll soon have the chance to make it a centenary now that he’s returned to the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes on loan from Watford for the rest of the season. Adrián Ramos returns to ColombiaForward Adrián Ramos has returned to his native Colombia, after spending several seasons on and off with Granada. The 33-year-old departs after making seven LaLiga Santander appearances for the Andalusian club this season and he’ll now play his football with CD América de Cali, one of his former teams. Wu Lei ensures the Catalan derby ends all squareIt was a Catalan derby to remember for Wu Lei and Espanyol fans as they scored an 88th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 against Barcelona. The Chinese forward was the hero as he popped up with the dramatic equaliser, ensuring the Pericos earned a point in their first match under new coach Abelardo. He also became the first Chinese player to ever score against Barcelona. Atlético de Madrid pay tribute to Filipe LuísFans at the Wanda Metropolitano paid tribute to former Atleti full-back Filipe Luís before their side’s win over Levante this weekend. The left-back left the club in the summer to join Flamengo in his native Brazil and a special ceremony was held to thank him for all he’d helped Atleti achieve during his years in the Spanish capital. Jesús Navas’ 500th Sevilla appearanceBy taking part in Sevilla and Athletic Club’s 1-1 draw in the last match Jesús Navas made his 500th appearance for the Andalusian club. He is the first player to reach that special landmark and was presented with a commemorative shirt, with the number 500 below his name on the back. Eibar celebrate their 80th anniversaryJanuary 1st is special across the world as the first day of the new year but it’s an extra special day for Eibar. New Year’s Day 2020 marked the 80th anniversary of their first ever match, a 2-1 win over Amaikak Bat de Deba back in 1940. Valencia finally win again against EibarEibar couldn’t celebrate a victory in their anniversary week, as a Maxi Gómez goal earned Valencia a 1-0 victory when these two teams met at Mestalla. This was a huge relief for Valencia, who hadn’t won any of their past six meetings with Eibar (D2 L4).  Two LaLiga players make UEFA’s breakthrough XIAs 2019 drew to a close, UEFA released their Champions League breakthrough XI of the year with two Spain-based players on the list: Atlético de Madrid’s Renan Lodi and Real Madrid’s Rodrygo. Achraf Hakimi, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid, also made the cut.  David Villa goes out on a highLaLiga legend David Villa made the final appearance of his career this weekend. The former R. Sporting, Real Zaragoza, Valencia, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid striker featured in the closing stages as his final club Vissel Kobe defeated Kashima Antlers 2-0 to lift Japan’s Emperor’s Cup.Delantero del club Atletico de Madrid, dorsal 9 – David Villa Sanchez, VILLA (edad: 33) Partido de futbol correspondiente a la Liga BBVA, jornada 36, en el que se enfrentan los equipos Atletico de Madrid y Malaga CF. Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid 11 de Mayo de 2014. // Atletico de Madrid’s Forward number 9 David Villa Sanchez – VILLA (33 years) Round 36 of the BBVA league, soccer match between Atletico de Madrid – Malaga CF at the Vicente Calderon estadium, Madrid – Spain by May 11, 2014. Advertisementlast_img read more

Zidane on Bale: “I will always defend my players”

first_imgHow does Odriozola’s exit affect you? We talked about it, we have decided with the club the opportunity that has had to play and that’s it. It’s there, I hope everything goes well, that it has minutes. But he is a charming player and he has not played much, but we have him and he is from Madrid anyway. You will have your chance, for now it is there. I hope I can play many games. Do you see Vinicius better than a few weeks ago? Yes, but like everyone else. He is 19 years old and you have to go easy on him. He has to be ambitious, to do everything he does. We are not going to control that. You have to be calm, we have 25 players and when they are not in the group it is because there are many important players, all these players could have more minutes, but we are happy with everything that all the players do. Every three days there is a match and I have to choose. It’s my job. It will not change until the end. Will you talk to Brahim and Mariano to convince them that they should leave? Everyone has their situation, I speak with the players from time to time. Everyone knows their situation, then the player has to choose and do. I am not here to say what they have to do. If I do, I speak directly with the player. They are here and I will count on them. I will count on them when I can. Sounds for the French national team, do you feel like it?No, because now I am here and very happy. There is a lot of work here, lots of games. My occupation is tomorrow’s game, and nothing else. Some decisions last summer, such as dispensing with Llorente or Ceballos and staying with Valverde, are going well with time … Things are done naturally, you are talking about these cases and it was everyone’s decision. I give 100% and the players too. We are in a good moment and the situation of each one is what it is … We try to make the player comfortable. The most important thing is tomorrow’s game. Do you think your coach image has improved? Neither fu nor fa. What matters most to me is day to day, I am always interested in improving. Grow as a coach, the kind of technician I am. I work on what I love. I was a player for many years, I was lucky to be in the field and now it is different, it is a role that I like very much. Everything they say about me, if the team does it wrong, they will say that it is bad and that everything is a catastrophe. I am interested in what I do, how I evolve with my players. May we be competitive and constant in our game. That never ends, it will talk about me and we have to continue. If we do not, they will criticize me again. How is Hazard, will he reach Atleti? His return I can not say yet when it will be, just started to touch the ball. His evolution is good, he no longer has pain. Starting Monday, he will start working individually with more ball. Little by little it will improve and I hope that I will return soon with the group. For the mental part it would do very well. I can’t say when he comes back, it would be bold. We are happy, we hope to recover you very fast. What is the recipe for this match? I think it’s the spirit we want, that of the team. We are in a good moment and what we want is to continue with what we do, nothing more. We know it is difficult, every three days there is a game, it is another story. And we have to always show the best version we have. Tomorrow will be the same, a very complicated game against an opponent who has lost only one game at home. We will see what we give in the field. Would a team that give a thousand passes and score a goal at the Bernabéu? I tell you, all teams look in the field to win. Then, each one chooses the way to do it. We have ours, each team has its own. I’m not going to talk about what others do, we want to continue with the good we are doing. Each game is different, we are going to focus on making a good game tomorrow. How do you see Bale, again injured? When the player is available, which is the most important thing, that is well. The pity is that the other day he hurt his ankle and is now unavailable. He is the first one who is not happy, he would like to be with us, train and play. But it’s a small thing, I hope to see you with us next Monday. We will see, nothing more. I see him as always, he wants to be with us and play. Are you worried that Bale does not achieve continuity? I always worry if a player is injured. They are the first to suffer, as a coach I don’t like it. I prefer to have problems to make the team having 25 players to have injured. But it is little. He sprained his ankle a little, on Monday I think he will be with us. Does Bale choose when he plays? You can think what you want, I say my thought. When I am with him, what he wants is to always be available, to be with the team. The other day he did a little damage. It’s a small thing, talking to doctors they said it’s a 3 or 4 day thing. On Monday he will be with us and he will not be injured anymore so he can have more continuity to train and play. Does it bother you to have to defend Bale so many times? The other day he scored, I will always defend my players. They are my players, they train every day, they kill each other. Here is a good dynamic. The players want to put the shield of Madrid very high. Each one has its history, but I don’t see it so badly. It is true that he has had some injuries and with that you cannot do anything. Hopefully you can have more continuity, playing minutes will put you in positive dynamics. How important is Casemiro? The other goals were a coincidence, but I’m not surprised that I stepped on the area. He is a player who can climb. Then, it is important, like everyone else. He is demonstrating it, but it is like everyone else, there are 25 players here and everyone should feel they are important. There are many games, we play every three days and we need everyone. last_img read more

Dr. John Chinchen, African Bible College Founder, Dies at 94

first_imgJack and Nell Chinchen, founders African Bible Colleges in Liberia, Malawi and UgandaReverend Dr. John (Jack) William Chinchen, Founder of the African Bible Colleges (ABC) across Africa, has died at a medical hospital in South Africa, the college former president, Dr. Amos Miamen, has informed the Daily Observer.Dr. Chinchen was 94 years old.Miamen, who quoted family sources, said Dr. Chinchen died on Tuesday, March 6 in South Africa, where he was flown from his home in Malawi for medical attention.“Dr. Chinchen’s radio program, “Bible College by Radio” was heard in Liberia, Malawi and Uganda, where the colleges are built. He went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 6:40 p.m.” Miamen said.Dr. Chinchen’s ministry on the Continent of Africa spans nearly nearly 50 years as a pioneer missionary and one of the continent’s great trailblazers of Christian higher education.“He was very good because he educated many of us,” Dr. Miamen said.The late Dr. Chinchen served as pastor from 1962 to 1976, first in Presbyterian churches in Clallam Bay, Washington; San Jose, California; and the Picayune and Mississippi, in the United States.In 1969 a Liberian evangelist, Augustus B. Marwieh, invited Jack and Nell to come to Liberia to train village pastors. He became director of the ENI Mission in Sinoe County from 1970 to 1976, before establishing the African Bible College, which remained the first in Africa, followed by the one in Malawi, East Africa that was established in 1991, and then to Uganda in 2005.Jack and Nell Chinchen founded the African Bible College in Yekepa, Nimba County in 1976, following their seven years of service at the ENI mission in Sinoe county.God gave Jack a vision for Christian colleges in Africa. Jack’s goal was to provide in Africa the same caliber of higher Christian education that was traditionally only available abroad. The Chinchen’s modeled the colleges after Moody and Columbia Bible College, with the goal of making the education relevant to the African context while keeping God’s word at the center of all instruction and activities of the institution.His regular bible teaching program, known as “Bible College by Radio” which became so famous in the 80s, contributed to the spiritual up building of many people in the Western and Eastern Africa through the radio stations in Liberia (ELWA), Malawi and Uganda.The late Dr. Chinchen last visited Liberia in 2014, where he served as orator at the 13th Commencement Convocation of the ABCU in Yekepa, Nimba County, where the first college was established in 1976.Prior to becoming a missionary and coming to Liberia, the late Chinchen was a commissioned officer in the US Navy assigned in Columbia University, New York in 1944, as part of his civil service to his country.A memorial service for Dr. Chinchen was held on Wednesday, March 6 at ABC Campus in Lilongwe, Malawi’s political capital, a source hinted this newspaper.Jack Chinchen was born on June 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the first born of Arthur and Beth Chinchen, and grandson of John D. Crummy, founder of FMC. Jack grew up in San Jose, California with his brother Stanley, who is now 90.Dr. Chinchen is survived by his wife, Nell Barksdale Robertson Chinchen of Jackson, Mississippi, who co-founded the Christian colleges and universities with Jack in Liberia (1976), Malawi (1989) and in Uganda (2005) – and their seven children – Bill, Vann, Del, Lisa, Paul, Palmer and Marion Sue.Others are his 39 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren – along with as Christ promised in Mark 10, tens of thousands of children, who came to know and love God as a result of his 50 years of service in Africa –(1970-2019).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

OGC releases third-party review on induced seismic events in the Kiskatinaw area

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission released a third-party review of the factors that contributed to induced seismic events in the Kiskatinaw area.According to the OGC, on November 29, 2018, the area experienced a 4.5 magnitude induced seismic earthquake which led to heightened public concern.In the third-party review, conducted by Enlighten Geoscience Limited, it looks at understanding the issues surrounding induced seismicity in the Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area.- Advertisement -The review found that the state of stress throughout much of the Kiskatinaw area at depths between the Doig and Belloy is strike-slip and in a near-critical state. This means only small fluid pressure increases are sufficient to cause the most critically oriented fractures and faults to become critically stressed.The full review can be found on the OGC’s website.last_img read more

Revlon products target over-50s

first_imgNEW YORK – Revlon Inc. is looking to recapture its glory by chasing after an underserved market: women over age 50. As part of a turnaround effort, the New York-based cosmetic company unveiled its biggest launch in more than a decade, Vital Radiance, a line of makeup formulated for older women. Largely forgotten as Revlon and other competitors such as L’Oreal SA have focused on age-defying beauty products for women in their 30s and 40s, the segment is becoming a hot new opportunity. Female heads of household over age 45 account for about 69.3 percent of cosmetic purchases at mass retailers, according to data supplied by ACNielsen, a market research firm. L’Oreal, whose Age Perfect collection is aimed at the younger baby boomer, is slated this fall to introduce a cosmetics and skin care collection exclusively marketed to women in their 50s and 60s. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Co. which has an age-defying beauty line called Cover Girl’s Advanced Radiance, is studying the older market, according to Dr. Sarah Vickery, a senior scientist at P&G’s cosmetics division. Revlon management declined to say how much the company spent to launch Vital Radiance, but executives said it marks the company’s biggest investment since the introduction of ColorStay long-lasting lipstick in 1994. Revlon hopes it will get dissatisfied customers back to buying cosmetics with a more personalized, upscale approach that’s rare at discounters and drug stores. “This woman is someone wearing cosmetics for years, but the makeup wasn’t working as well,” said Michele Johnson, vice president of marketing for Vital Radiance. Revlon spent two years researching and developing the product, finding that women over age 50 were having all kinds of makeup problems, from foundation being too dry and not colorful enough to eye shadow that was too dry and hard to apply to wrinkled eyelids, according to Johnson. Vital Radiance offers more than 100 products in a hydrating formula and a special color palette – foundation is rosier than what can be found elsewhere to energize women’s complexion, while eye shadow shades are more subdued tones like champagne. The packaging has bolder type to ease eye strain and more detailed application instructions than Revlon’s other beauty products. The line also offers a toll-free telephone number for customers who need more personalized service. Products are priced between $12 and $19, the high end of what can be found at discount chains. Vital Radiance has gotten a strong early reception since the bulk of its products hit store shelves over the past few weeks. “It is beating expectations,” said Sarah Munson, general manager of beauty at drugstore.com. She expects plenty of other brands will follow, based on conversations with other beauty executives. Still, the main challenge is marketing an exclusive brand to this customer without making her feel old, said Wendy Liebmann, president of WSL Strategic Retail, a New York-based consulting firm. “The marketing requires a delicate balance,” she said. Revlon declined to give specific sales projections for Vital Radiance, beyond announcing last fall that Vital Radiance and the rebranding of Almay could boost 2006 sales by more than $100 million. Robert Labick, senior managing director at CJS Securities, projected that in its first year, Vital Radiance alone could generate at least $50 million in sales, with potential for more than $100 million, including new categories like hair care. Revlon declined to talk about future plans for the brand.160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventRevlon is counting on the launch of Vital Radiance, along with its revamping of its Almay brand, to fuel a turnaround begun when Jack Stahl came on board as CEO and president in early 2002. He took over the reins from Jeff Nugent, who abruptly departed after only two years on the job. Under Stahl, Revlon has been on a campaign to strengthen its brands and revitalize sales of color cosmetics, like lipstick and blush, as it faced increasing competition from such rivals as L’Oreal SA’s Maybelline and P&G’s Cover Girl. The company had been hurt by a large debt load since it was sold in 1985 to a subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, a holding company controlled by financier Ron Perlman, who is majority shareholder and chairman of Revlon. Revlon has made major inroads in cutting its debt, most recently announcing plans to issue $185 million in stock to pay down debt. Revlon announced in February it would undertake an overhaul of its business in which it will eliminate about 165 jobs – or just under 2.5 percent of its global work force – in an effort to reduce costs. So far, the efforts have worked. The company announced early last month that stores have allotted 23 percent more shelf space to Revlon’s color cosmetics offerings this year compared to a year ago. Meanwhile, losses at the overall company continue to narrow. Last year, Revlon lost $83.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with a loss of $142.5 million, or 47 cents per share, in 2004. Net sales reached $1.33 billion, up from $1.29 billion in the previous year. last_img read more

WOMAN IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH SAYS SHE WAS ON HER SIDE OF ROAD

first_imgAnn McGilloway arriving at the inquest in Buncrana. (North West Newspix)A woman who clipped off a car just seconds before it was involved in a head-on collision killing eight men has denied she was on the wrong side of the road.Ann McGilloway was giving her evidence at the inquest into Ireland’s worst ever road crash at Inishowen Coroner’s Court in Buncrana today. The 62 year old woman from Clonmany was returning home from bingo when she partially collided with a car being driven by Shaun Kelly, 27.Seven of Mr Kelly’s friends and pensioner Hugh Friel, 66, were killed following a car crash on the evening of July 11th, 2010, an incident which resulted in Kelly being jailed for after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death.Mrs McGilloway admitted that she did not have a valid NCT, had a worn front left tyre and a broken left front headlight.However her solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian said his client had not been prosecuted and was not on trial.He said that Mr Kelly had already pleaded guilty in the circuit court to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men and that his client should not be held responsible in any way.He insisted “My client cannot and will not be exposed to some kind of attack that someone is going to spring a trap on a citizen and suggest on some level that she could be implicated in the death of eight people,” he said.He added that if Shaun Kelly had any evidence he could take it to the court of appeal and blame whoever he wishes.Mrs McGilloway was asked questions from the floor from a number of members of the bereaved families.On several occasion, Mr Dorrian advised Mrs McGilloway not to answer various questions from the floor and reminded the court that she was not facing prosecution.Mr Eamon Sweeney, father of the late Ciaran Sweeney, said he did not want to apportion blame to her but asked Mrs McGilloway if she considered her Renault Megane car to be roadworthy.However Coroner Dr John Madden said Ms McGilloway was not a mechanic and not qualified to answer the question.Reading her statement, Mrs McGilloway told how, on the night of July 11th, 2010 she overtook Mr Hughie Friel after the North Pole Bar between Buncrana and Clonmany after leaving St Mary’s Hall in Buncrana having played bingo.She said the reason she overtook Mr Friel was because he drove very slowly but added that she was only driving at between 40 and 50mph.She then revealed how she saw a black car coming at speed towards her and it veered over the white line onto her side of the road while the driver tried to pull the steering wheel back towards his side of the road.“I then said to myself “Thank God, he is going to miss me,” she said.She then heard a loud bang and the airbags in her car went off and her car “seemed to slide for ages” before coming to a stop.She eventually managed to get out of her car and a passing couple contacted the emergency services.Under questioning from the families Mrs McGilloway added “I was not on the wrong side of the road, I was on the right side of the road.”Coroner Dr John Madden reminded Ms McGilloway that she did not have to answer any questions that will incriminate her in any way.However Mr Anthony Friel, brother of the late Hugh Friel said “I want answers and I will get them here today. I lost my brother. Before I leave I will get answers or I will stop the whole lot.”Through day two of the inquest, Mr MacLochlainn and barrister Stephen Byrne, representing the Garda Commissioner, engaged in legal argument.Mr Byrne accused Mr MacLochlainn of continually “grandstanding” while Mr MacLochlainn accused the Gardai of not allowing questions to be answered.Mr Byrne said at one point that Gardai were not engaged in any kind of “cover-up” as had been suggested by Mr MacLochlainn.Garda Sgt Carol Doherty gave evidence of being summoned to the scene of the crash and finding the bodies of the dead men including one which was found in a nearby river.Evidence from various emergency response personnel including Garda Brendan Roche of Buncrana Garda station, Mr James McKenna, chief fire officer at Buncrana Fire Station and Duncan McDaniels, station officer at Carndonagh Fire Station was also heard.The inquest resumes again tomorrow.WOMAN IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH SAYS SHE WAS ON HER SIDE OF ROAD was last modified: February 26th, 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:Ann McGillowaycrashdonegalDR JOHN MADDENInishowenStephen Byrnelast_img read more

Stretched too thin

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is the lure of money behind an inequitable distribution of sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles County? That’s what the county Board of Supervisors indicated Wednesday when members grilled Sheriff Lee Baca about why he has a shortage of 1,000 deputies, but is still taking on more contract duties. The sheriff has paid contracts to serve other cities and agencies with police duties, and is seeking to expand some of those contracts. While Baca and the supervisors have a stormy relationship that occasionally erupts into name-calling, it’s fair to ask whether Baca is stretching the department too thin. The Sheriff’s Department ought to be covering the basic service for the customers it’s already got before it takes on more deputy-consuming contracts.last_img read more

Martial insists there was never a problem between him and Mourinho

first_imgMourinho has been openly critical of the 22-year-old in the past, most recently when he left United’s pre-season tour of the United States to witness the birth of his child, but the pair were smiling and hugging yesterday afternoon.“Things were not tense between us to begin with,” said Martial.“We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible.”Martial, who is yet to agree a new contract with the club, has led United’s resurgence and eased the pressure on Mourinho with his recent goalscoring form. 2 Anthony Martial reveals his relationship with Jose Mourinho has always been positive after he starred in the dramatic 2-2 draw against Chelsea.The French forward grabbed two second-half goals to put Manchester United on the brink of victory at Stamford Bridge, before Blues midfielder Ross Barkley levelled things up in the last minute of stoppage time. REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Martial is committed to United ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Martial scored twice at Stamford Bridge REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img He has struggled to earn a regular place in the Red Devils starting line-up during Mourinho’s reign, however he looks set to start the Champions League clash against Juventus on Tuesday after scoring three goals in two games.“We were not doing well,” he said. “However, we worked hard and this sort of match enabled us to show that we are a good team.“We want to continue with another good game against Juventus on Tuesday.“[The goals] have done me the world of good. However, ultimately, I am disappointed. We deserved to win but we shipped the goal in the last minute and it cost us.” BEST OF no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

RAMELTON FOOTBALLER BARRY CALLED UP FOR IRELAND U-21 SESSION

first_imgRamelton’s Barry McNamee has been called up to a special Ireland U-21 session this weekend.The Derry City player, scouted by several English clubs last season, is in the Candystripes colours again for this year’s premier league campaign.And Barry is delighted after Noel King – a former City man himself –  named him in a squad of League of Ireland players for the upcoming friendly against Leinster and Munster ahead of the UEFA Regions Cup Noel King has named a strong squad of Irish-based players for the Republic of Ireland’s under-21 friendly against Leinster and Munster.The two provinces are set to play in the UEFA Regions Cup, and King is using the tie as a chance to look at some of his domestic players, including goalkeeper Niall Burdon, who recently joined Shelbourne from Stade Rennes.King revealed his plans for the game, which could offer the domestic-based panel a chance to break into the full under-21 squad. “The Leinster and Munster side are obviously preparing for their tournament and are a very strong team so this will be an excellent opportunity for our players to show our management team what they can do,” said King.“We have played games like this in the past to good effect and quite a few players have come through those games and furthered their careers including Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Paddy Madden and Paul Corry. “If we can produce as many players for the U21 squad from this group I will be extremely pleased. There is no better way to judge players then when you are working with them directly. The opportunities are always there for Airtricity League players to push their way into the U21 squad and I’m looking forward to this game.”The match takes place on Saturday afternoon.Republic of Ireland under-21 squad: Greg Murray (Bohemian FC), Niall Burdon (Shelbourne FC), Michael Barker (Bohemian FC), Roberto Lopes (Bohemian FC), Luke Byrne (Bohemian FC), Chris Lyons (Bohemian FC), Hugh Douglas (UCD AFC), Barry McCabe (UCD AFC), Robbie Benson (UCD AFC), Ismahil Akinade (Bray Wanderers FC), Kevin Knight (Bray Wanderers FC), Eoghan Osborne (Dundalk FC), Daniel Purdy (Longford Town FC), Stephen McDonnell (Dundalk FC), Chris Forrester (St Patrick’s Athletic FC), Conor Murphy (St Patrick’s Athletic FC), Barry McNamee (Derry City FC) RAMELTON FOOTBALLER BARRY CALLED UP FOR IRELAND U-21 SESSION was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:Barry McNameederry cityRAMELTON FOOTBALLER BARRY CALLED UP FOR IRELAND U-21 SESSIONlast_img read more