Saints and United in drab draw

first_imgOn a day of potential farewells at St Mary’s, Southampton and Manchester United ended their respective Barclays Premier League seasons with a less-than thrilling 1-1 draw. But, if the two clubs meet early next season, the chances are a number of the main protagonists will have moved on to pastures new. With the managerial futures of both Giggs and Southampton counterpart Mauricio Pochettino unclear, it is likely two new coaches will be brought in over the summer – and for Saints their main challenge will be replacing a seemingly Liverpool-bound Adam Lallana. The 26-year-old is reportedly the target of a big bid from Anfield and Lallana, who picked up both the club’s fans’ and the players’ player of the year awards earlier in the week, once again showed how he can cut it against some of the best players in the league. Giggs made seven changes from the midweek win over Hull for what will probably be his last match in charge as he recalled Nemanja Vidic for his final game for the Red Devils. But it proved to be a torrid outing for the man who will be lining up for Inter Milan next year as he and his defensive partner Rio Ferdinand, another who could well be departing Old Trafford, struggled to contain Southampton’s rampant frontmen in the opening 45 minutes. Nathaniel Clyne, a possibility for Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad announcement on Monday, created the game’s first chance as he crossed to Victor Wanyama who diverted the ball through to Lallana, but the Southampton captain could not steer a clever flick past David De Gea. In front of the watching England manager, Lallana then crossed for World Cup hopeful Luke Shaw but the left-back could only head onto the roof of De Gea’s net. Lallana was proving to be the main catalyst in the hosts’ attack and, after profiting from a mistake from the unsteady Vidic, he bent in an effort that De Gea once again was able to gather, but it was not too long before another England international was celebrating putting Southampton ahead. Vidic could only head a long ball into the path of Steven Davis under pressure from Lambert, who was then picked out to slot home his 13th league goal of the season. United’s players gathered around Mike Dean after the award of the goal as Vidic had a bloody nose after the clash with Lambert in the build-up to the goal. Southampton looked to capitalise on their opening goal and Lambert fired in another shot at the back post, with Chris Smalling diverting the effort behind for a corner. United were able to spring a break from the resulting set-piece, with Jack Cork booked for pulling back the marauding Adnan Januzaj. Vidic was on the end of Mata’s deep free-kick but could only head wide as he continued to mop blood away from his nose. The Serbian defender’s final game for United continued to go wrong as he was booked for hauling down Lallana after losing his own footing, with Lambert’s tame free-kick held comfortably by De Gea. The ever-busy Lallana came close to creating a second for Southampton with five minutes of the first half remaining but his flash across goal just eluded the head of the onrushing Davis. Giggs reacted to a mediocre first half by replacing Shinji Kagawa with Michael Carrick and, after his side had started the second-half on top, they soon drew level. Danny Welbeck was bundled to the ground by Wanyama and Mata curled the resulting free-kick well out of the reach of Boruc. The visitors almost took the lead moments later as Januzaj crossed unchallenged, with Welbeck only able to head over and, while Southampton continued to threaten, Vidic and Ferdinand were proving to be a much tougher nut to crack since the interval. James Ward-Prowse replaced Lallana, with the Saints skipper receiving a standing ovation from the home fans in what could prove to be his swansong for the club. Shaw, also linked with a potential departure after an impressive season, was the next to be afforded such an accolade as he made way for Calum Chambers with a little over 10 minutes remaining. Those changes seemed to hand the impetus to United but, other than a late Welbeck chance, they could not muster a winning goal to potentially end the Giggs reign in style. With Southampton guaranteeing an eighth-placed finish with a win at Swansea and United heading into the game with only the slightest possibility of qualifying for next season’s Europa League, this game had long lost any meaningful intrigue. The hosts dominated the opening 45 minutes and Rickie Lambert put Southampton into a deserved first-half lead, with a Juan Mata free-kick nine minutes after the interval enough to earn Ryan Giggs’ side a share of the spoils. Press Associationlast_img read more

Joy in Jordan for England Boys’ squad ace Williams

first_img Tags: England Boys’ Squad Robin Williams has put all his England Golf experience to good use after storming to his first victory on the MENA Tour.The 18-year-old amateur – a member of the successful England Golf Boys’ squad this season – claimed a brilliant eight shot victory at the Journey To Jordan 2 Event at the Ayla Golf Resort.An opening four-under par round of 68 followed by back-to-back scores of 66 allowed Williams to cruise to victory with fellow amateur Jack Floydd his closest rival.Williams becomes only the third amateur in the history of the MENA (Middle East North Africa) Tour to win a professional event.Williams first became involved in the England Golf regional set-up as a 12-year-old and played a key role in the 2019 success story for the Boys’ squad.England – with Williams to the fore – won the Boys’ Home Internationals for the fourth year in a row at Ashburnham GC and he also formed part of the squad at the European Boys’ Team Championships.Williams has also recently competed at the European Tour School and a final round 66 helped him to qualify for November’s second stage. 3 Oct 2019 Joy in Jordan for England Boys’ squad ace Williams last_img read more

Nonpublic Schools Brace for Cuts in State Funding

first_imgProposed Spending Plan Includes Decrease In Security, Nursing Services And TechnologyBy John BurtonGov. Chris Christie’s proposed 2017 state budget seemed to have something for everyone to dislike. And that includes nonpublic schools which are seeing decreases or continued flat spending on what little state aid they get.“We understand you make a choice to send your son or daughter to a nonpublic school,” said Brother Frank Byrne, president of Christian Brothers Academy, a private all-boys Catholic school in Lincroft. But, he said, he was struck by the disparity these cuts seem to underline.“While our parents send our kids here, they’re also paying taxes to the (public) school district,” Byrne said.Christie’s $34.8 billion budget, released on Feb. 16, laid out the financial prospect for what many already knew of the state’s deep fiscal difficulties, with Christie calling upon “fiscal restraint.” “He’s trying to balance the budget. We get it,” Byrne said.For private schools, this document calls for reductions in allocations toward school nursing costs, technologies and – particularly chafing for private school administrators – subsidies for student busing to remain the same as they’ve been for the last nine years. “It’s getting harder and harder to get bus companies to keep a route based upon that amount,” said Frances Koukotas, director for the Network Catholic School Families for the Diocese of Trenton. Koukotas explained that while the money private schools receive remains flat, transportation company expenses, especially for employees, continue to rise, making it more complicated and less desirable to get the companies to include nonpublic schools as part of the greater public school routes.This budget proposes to keep the transportation assistance at $884 per student.“Bus runs are more crowded. Students are leaving earlier in the day,” because of difficulties with transportation, said James Hauenstein, principal/president of Mater Dei Prep, a Catholic high school in Middletown. “All these things impact their ability to learn.”Mater Dei Prep and Christian Brothers Academy are independent Catholic schools, which receive no financial support from the Diocese of Trenton. Trinity Hall High School operates in the same way, and Head of School Mary Sciarrillo said her school community was waiting to see how the issue evolves.But what all private school administrators and others expressed is their most concern is the possible loss of security funding. The fiscal year 2017 budget zeroes out that expenditure.State legislators last year included a budget line item allocating $25 per student for security improvements. “And that was across the board, for all nonpublic schools,” Koukotas said.“I got to tell you,” said Red Bank Catholic High School Principal Robert Abatemarco, “we used every dime of it to create a safer space, more protection for our kids.” The school used the money to treat some windows, making them shatterproof and upgrades to entrance lock systems.On average the state provides $140 per student per year for public school security measures. “The lack of the security funding creates a clear inequity between what’s done for the public school kids and nonpublic school kids,” believed George Corwell, director of the office of Education for New Jersey Catholic Conference, which represents the bishops on all public policy issues.“In the minds of the people who’ve constructed the governor’s budget, there’s a lesser degree of importance for the nonpublic school kids in terms of getting funding for security,” Corwell charged.The state Department of Education makes available to qualifying nonpublic schools, both religious and secular schools, for such things as textbooks, nursing costs and technology services. In addition, schools can get aid for transportation and for last year for security improvements. The state provides the funding to local public school districts, which distributes it to the private schools within the district boundaries.With the exception of transportation, which is expected to remain the same, and the proposed elimination of the security subsidies, the other areas are being cut. Koukotas pointed out that technology funding was $40 per student per year when introduced in 1997 and now it’s proposed to be $20. “So, we’re back to a downward spiral,” she said.Over the last four years, private school enrollment has declined 8 percent statewide, down to 147,119, which reflects some of the funding cuts, with the exception of transportation, explained Richard Vespucci, a state education spokesman. In Monmouth County that enrollment number is 11,474, as of October 2015.The security funding, was a legislative addition last year and “those items are typically addressed through the upcoming budget negotiations,” said Vespucci, who also noted Christie had provided an additional $1 million in nonpublic aid over the last few years.But any shortfall these cuts may cause with school budgets means schools will have to either cut their budgets or ask parents for additional support, or raising tuition. And some parents, who continue to pay taxes to support public education, it is a sacrifice to send their children to these schools, whether seeking religious instruction, academic rigor or family tradition, administrators, school representatives noted.“As a whole, we certainly understand public taxes are paying for public school systems,” Hauenstein said. “But there are certain areas where supporting parents and the students of nonpublic schools are critical.”Koukotas has reached out to the 38 diocesan and five independent schools pursuing a letter writing campaign to encourage local legislators to re-examine the numbers. At a future date the letters will be presented to elected officials in Trenton.last_img read more

Picture Special: Urgent appeal saves life of sick spaniel puppy

first_imgThe ISPCA’s recent appeal to save an 8-week old puppy born in Donegal has concluded with a happy ending. The Spaniel cross puppy, called Odhrán,  is doing well and recovering after his cardiac surgery without any complication at UCD Veterinary Hospital and the veterinary team expect him to make a full recovery.Over €2000 was needed to be raised to help save the sweet pup’s life and kind-hearted animal lovers didn’t think twice. Speaking after the surgery, ISPCA Centre Manager Denise McCausland said: “We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to help us with the surgery, and who sent so many positive messages and support for Odhrán.“Thank you to the amazing staff at UCD Veterinary Hospital for performing the surgery and saving this puppy’s life.”Picture of Odhrán after surgery can be seen below.  Picture Special: Urgent appeal saves life of sick spaniel puppy was last modified: March 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

“Fantastic day” as Gaoth Dobhair play park made disability-friendly

first_imgDelight has been expressed this week in Goath Dobhair after Gaoth Dobhair play park was made disability-friendly. Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty described the installation of a new wheelchair-friendly swing set at the play park as a ‘joyous occasion’ for the community, especially for children with disabilities.The introduction of the new equipment, which was financed through grant funding secured by Údarás na Gaeltachta, comes following a proposal from the Donegal TD to make the facility more inclusive and disability-friendly. Speaking on a visit to inspect this new addition to the park, Teachta Doherty said: “I am absolutely delighted that children with disabilities living here in Gaoth Dobhair and from the surrounding area can now also come here to play and enjoy the local play park following the installation of this new accessible swing set.“This project was first mooted over a year ago when I was approached by parents locally who said that they’d like to see more options in the park for children with disabilities who cannot use its existing traditional play equipment.“This led to me bringing this issue to the attention of Údarás na Gaeltachta and to request that consideration be given to making the facility more inclusive for children with disabilities as well as young people with limited or reduced mobility.“To give credit to Údaras na Gaeltacht, they fully got behind this proposal and the authority supported an application for grant funding to purchase and install this specially designed equipment for the play park. “After some months, I am now thrilled to finally see the swing being installed this week and is now due to open in the coming days.“The swing is both wheelchair and pram friendly, it can be used by children with reduced mobility as well as those who cannot support themselves whilst using a traditional swing unaided.“Every child deserves to enjoy and know the feeling of what it is like to experience the thrill of swinging on a swing.“It is something which many of us take for granted and now, thanks to this new equipment, it is something which every child, regardless of their disability, can now also enjoy.“For me personally, and speaking as someone whose young nephew will be one of those who will benefit from this new addition, I am absolutely honoured and delighted to have been involved with this fantastic project and to have been able to see it right through to its successful delivery. “In my view, every playground and play facility should be disability-friendly, and I, therefore, call on Donegal County Council to make efforts towards making every such facility across our county both more inclusive and welcoming for every child, including those with a disability.”“Fantastic day” as Gaoth Dobhair play park made disability-friendly was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Influential Evolutionist Fails to See His Own Contradictions

first_imgHe trains philosophically-unsophisticated students with self-refuting ideas with the force of moral subjectivity.Rare is the scientist or reporter who can detect internal contradictions, especially in stories about Darwinian evolution. One of the new champions of the unsophisticated thinkers is Dr. Tim Clutton-Brock, whose new book Mammal Societies received uncritical acclaim on PhysOrg.Clutton-Brock’s field work appears admirable. He has spent decades studying meerkats, red deer, and monkeys, taking interns out into the wild and training them in scientific observation. He is also a gifted science communicator, endearing millions of TV viewers with real-life stories of wild mammals great and small. But when it comes to Darwinian explanations, Dr. Tim fails to think clearly.With no apologies to Loren Eiseley, Dr. Tim appears happy to be part of “Darwin’s Century,” which he feels began not in 1900, but in the 1960s when long-term studies on individual life histories became feasible. To him, Darwinian evolution can only be understood in the light of the societies in which animals compete for mates: females for food, and males for unfertilized ova. There’s no question that a spectrum of behaviors are seen today in mammal societies—both cute and disgusting—from cooperation among meerkats to fratricide among hyena cubs. But can the same evolutionary process explain opposite outcomes? That question is not asked (see Stuff Happens Law).When Clutton-Brock comes to mankind, which he views (like Darwin) as nothing but another species of mammal, things get tense.The final chapters focus on human social progress, from our hominin ancestors’ journey through the polygynous breeding societies still seen in the great apes, to the unique cooperation with strangers and kin alike that defines us as a species.If you want to put human society and evolution in perspective, says Clutton-Brock, it is the other mammals which provide it, and generalisations drawn from across mammalian social behaviour feed into our understanding of humanity.“Though modern humans are mostly monogamous, we carry the legacy of past polygyny, as our ancestors lived in societies where a single male dominates several females. In polygynous mammals such as red deer, males only breed for a short time, as competition is so fierce and often brutal. This may relate to the shorter lifespan and larger bodies we see in men,” he explains.Several problems arise here. Dr. Tim never watched the mating habits of “hominin ancestors”—he merely assumes that they took a “journey” through behaviors observed in living great apes. At the endpoint of his assumed scenario, he sees “unique cooperation with strangers and kin” that “defines us as a species.” If it is unique, then how does he know it evolved? What other species is so defined? Do meerkats send money to Doctors Without Borders? Of course not. But if it requires “other mammals” to see human society in perspective, and if we must draw generalizations from across mammalian social behavior to understand humanity, to which species would one point to understand a unique trait? To red deer? Extending his logic, he would justify polygamy because men are larger (on average) than women and don’t live as long (on average). Extending his logic further, fierce competition to the point of brutality is justifiable, because that’s what evolution produced in other mammals. On what basis could he argue otherwise?We know he would not wish to advocate brutal polygamy, and yet one of his favorite books (if the article indicates correctly) is Darwin’s Descent of Man, wherein Darwin predicted “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world” (see Evolution News & Views, “We’re all just apes here”). Certainly Dr. Tim would not wish to be called a racist. That would be political suicide, even for a scientist. But on what philosophical ground would he justify cooperation as morally superior to brutality? It’s unlikely Clutton-Brock would take Alfred Russel Wallace’s view that human uniqueness implies intelligent design (see Michael Flannery video clip in Evolution News & Views).So the author is in a clear conundrum; he either has to justify violent racism, or acknowledge that humans are not mere mammals produced by blind processes of evolution. This contradiction is lost on him, and on the PhysOrg reporter. At the ending of the article, which asks, “Why us?”, he takes the side of morality. He becomes a preacher of righteousness.“Many of the characteristics of higher primates may have facilitated the evolution of our own unusual traits,” he says. “They live in complex societies with many competitors and rely on support from other individuals to breed and protect their offspring. The difficult social decisions they have to take has probably played an important role in the evolution of our large brains and understanding of cause and effect.“The book closes with a warning to our species: that controlling population growth and preventing environmental destruction requires cooperation on a global scale – a feat no animal has managed. “This would be a novel development in mammals, and it remains to be seen whether humans are able to meet this challenge.“It would certainly be very un-Darwinian to fight the evolutionary forces to which all animals are subject, in order to “meet this challenge” of facing “difficult social decisions that they have to take” in order to cooperate on a global scale. How, exactly, does one make a decision contrary to evolutionary forces? Did animals “decide” that? Can humans do that? Why? What is the cause that produced the effect of social conscience?As for population growth, many are worried that western European societies are vanishing by not reproducing fast enough. Their numbers are being swamped by societies of religious fanatics determined to wipe them out sooner rather than later, whose leaders would see environmental destruction as a good thing, as vindication of their religion. Why is Dr. Tim preaching to the vanishing choir instead of to the fanatics? Didn’t Darwinian evolution produce them, too, in his philosophy?There are no warnings in Darwin’s century. Stuff happens. So be it.Is Clutton-Brock that ignorant of the dark history of Social Darwinism that he continues to spew this vile worldview in 2016? He propounds social evolution as the key to understanding life. Well, let him go to Galton, Hitler, and Stalin and tell his interns about their wonderful advances in social progress. Let him justify the 60,000 forced sterilizations in America as worthy efforts at population growth. Let him justify the abortion mentality that could have deprived him of life. The only morality in Darwinism is the law of the jungle. Dr. Tim Clutton-Brock is blind to his own inconsistencies, and when the blind lead the blind, they all fall into the ditch.His book would be more consistent if it had the title “Stuff Happens,” a subtitle “Whatever will be, will be,” and then a bunch of blank pages. You’ll notice he studies the meerkats; they don’t study him. The meerkats are smarter, in a way; they don’t write self-refuting nonsense to deceive impressionable minds, stealing Christian morality to warn them about things Darwinian evolution couldn’t care less about. Having undermined any claims to credibility, his arguments can be ignored. But since he poisons the minds of students, he must be opposed. Here’s a good way to start: call the New York Times to label him a racist, polygamist and social Darwinist. Let him wriggle out of that one!(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Kingad fails to take ONE flyweight title as Moraes retains belt

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Moraes (17-2) then locked his rear naked choke forcing Kingad (5-1) to tap out 4:45 into the first round.“Danny you have a big future, but tonight was my time, I trained hard, I trained my life, I had a tough win, but this is my house, this is my belt, and this is my class,” said Moraes who had his first title defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdriano Moraes successfully defended his ONE flyweight title after dominating Philippines’ own Danny Kingad in ONE Legends of the World Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Brazil’s Moraes established his presence early and had Kingad’s back with less than a minute remaining in the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ONE: Silva ends Suzuki’s undefeated streak Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Australian Men’s Squad visit a success

first_imgWe had only just recovered from the return of the ark…. torrential rain, flooding and being cut off from the rest of the civilisation when the god’s descended upon us. It was a day the likes of none I had ever been blessed with the opportunity to witness.Names that will echo in the halls of touch history came to play the greatest sport on earth on a hot balmy weekend in Townsville….. Shuker, Sonda, Day-Berg Muir and Jones just to name a few. Little words can be used to describe how great these God’s were. Their grace, speed and skill (although lacking somewhat on Saturday morning!!!) came to the front on the shores of the great Coral Sea on Saturday afternoon. The 200 willing spectators got a first hand view of the best that the game has on offer.  Chris “Fazz” Farrow put on a try scoring performance, while Drummy and Sonda threw long balls from one end of the Strand Park to the other.  The game could only be described as the most free following game of touch most of the spectators would ever had the opportunity to witness (the fact that there were six referees on the game was a great contributor to this).On a more serious note, the weekend in general was a great success and I’m very pleased to still hear players and people that came down to watch the weekend talking about it.  But by far the most pleasing aspect was that at the recent NTL in Port Macquarie, North Queensland players had the opportunity to catch up with the Australian players and talk about the weekend (something that North Queensland players, except for the very elite, would never have had the opportunity to do). Tony Trad played assistant coach for 2 games, to the North Queensland Open Women at the recent NTL, something that the players and coaching staff were extremely thrilled to have occur.The weekend ran extremely smoothly. On Friday afternoon the team was slit into 2. 1 team visited Kirwan High School and the other William Ross High School. Players conducted drills and training sessions at both schools, photos were taken and players signed whatever the kids put in front of them.Saturday started slowly….it was extremely hot! Tony Trad conducted a coaching session with the Level 2 course attendants and about 25 local coaches. Tony gave an overview of the game as he saw it and then conducted a training session with the Australian men for the coaches to view. Generally most coaches got a great appreciation of where their own limitations lay and general areas of how to improve or bring up to speed the team they are coaching with the latest policies and techniques.Saturday afternoon saw the team head down to Queens Park to conduct a kids coaching clinic. 60 kids of varying ages were run through skill drills, small games and passing techniques.  I think the Aussie men had more fun than the kids as they ran around showing off, the willing and encouraging group of youngsters just watched on in awe.  Again the kids had the chance to have photo’s taken, receive signed touch balls and generally have a chat to the guys after they finished.I think the highlight of the weekend for the players was being drafted into the local Men’s 1st division teams and being able to play within these teams. Both Sharks and Frogs presented their drafted team players with club uniforms as a memento of their time in Townsville. The Aussie team did a great job of backing up after a full day of activity to participate in a game against an invitational Townsville team. Under lights about 300 players and spectators again got to witness the best that Australian Touch has to offer.Sunday morning for 3 lucky young players was probably the highlight of their touch career.  Betty, Alan and Lochie got warm-up, train and play with the Aussie men’s team. They were given playing shirts, subbed off and on and were involved in the half time and full time debriefs.All-in-all the weekend was a huge success and well received by all. This isn’t to say that there weren’t a number of things that could have been done better or improved upon for next time.  General notice period could have been better, organization of the player’s time and commitments could be improved, allowing the players to have greater recovery time.  The heat had a major impact on the players and for next time a winter timing would be far more suitable. The lack of support from regional areas outside Townsville also needs to be improved.I will finish on a really positive note and say that we could not have hoped to have hosted a better bunch of guys. They conducted themselves in an outstanding manner on and off the field.  They made themselves available to the kids, players, coaches, parents and anyone else that wanted their attention. A big thank you to Gavin Shuker, who without this opportunity would never have been possible and also to Tony Trad and TFA for considering and supporting the concept.Now we have a great relationship with the coaching staff and players I believe that we have the opportunity to have more programs like this come North Queensland’s way.Thanks to Anita Hagarty for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 days ago​Bournemouth midfielder Billing ready for Denmark debut

first_img​Bournemouth midfielder Billing ready for Denmark debutby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is ready to make his debut for Denmark.The 23-year-old, who has shown for the Cherries in the Premier League in the first eight games of this season, has not played for his country yet.He is now on his third call up, and he is hoping that it will be the moment that allows him to get on the pitch for Denmark for the first time.Denmark play Luxembourg in a friendly tomorrow evening.Billing told the Daily Echo: “If I got my debut now it would be about time to be fair!”I’ve been there a few times and it would be nice to get my debut for my country and that’s what you dream of since being a kid. Hopefully it will happen this time.”You never know whether it’s going to be this time or not, but all I can do is work hard and see what happens.”It’s positive to be in there (the squad), but obviously I’m not just happy to get called up. I want to play as well, that’s why I’m there and hopefully this time I will get my debut.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more