Harry Redknapp: Man United fans were spoilt under Fergie and MUST be patient with Van Gaal

first_imgHarry Redknapp has offered his support to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, saying Red Devils fans were spoilt by their era of success under the great Sir Alex Ferguson.The Dutchman has come under-fire from his own fans and a number of former Red Devils stars, including Paul Scholes, after a hot-and-cold start to the season.United are well placed – currently sitting fourth – in the Premier League table, and are top of their Champions League group following Tuesday’s 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow, though it seems Van Gaal is yet to fully win over the Old Trafford faithful.The boss found himself the victim of boos from the home support when he decided to replace young striker Anthony Martial, rather than the out of form Wayne Rooney against the Russian side, though his decision was soon vindicated as England’s record goalscorer later stuck the winning goal.It was the first time the team had found the net in over 300 minutes of football, following three straight goalless draws, with the team’s recent dull and lifeless performances seeing supporters turn on the manager.But former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp insists it is unrealistic to expect Van Gaal to replicate the playing style which saw the team claim a mountain of silverware under Ferguson.Asked for his view on the fans’ frustration, Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “They want to see goals!“They’ve all been brought up on seeing such fantastic football under Fergie, and that was always going to be difficult to follow.“They were so exciting – with the Giggs’, the Beckham’s, the Scholes’, the Keane’s and all the other superstars – they just played amazing attacking football and the fans have probably been spoilt over the years.“They want to see the same sort of football but it was going to be difficult for anyone to replicate that.”last_img read more

Vote backs Native Hawaiian powers

first_imgTo win over critics, the legislation spells out that the Native Hawaiian government could not take private land or set up gambling operations similar to those allowed to American Indians. The bill would not affect military facilities in the state, and Native Hawaiians would not gain new eligibility for programs and services available to Indians. The White House said the bill “raises significant constitutional concerns that arise anytime legislation seeks to separate American citizens into race-related classifications rather than according to their own merits and essential qualities.” The House GOP leader, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, said “granting broad government powers to an exclusive group based on race is simply unconstitutional.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POLITICS: But Bush administration says it will veto the bill that passed in the House. By Jim Abrams THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Native Hawaiians should regain some of the self-governance powers lost when the islands’ queen was overthrown more than a century ago, the House decided Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The White House threatened a veto, saying the legislation that passed by a 261-153 vote would divide Americans “along suspect lines of race and ethnicity.” The bill would give the 400,000 people nationwide of Native Hawaiian ancestry the right to form a governing entity that could negotiate with the state and federal governments over such issues as control of natural resources, lands and assets. The interior secretary would have to approve that governing body. Native Hawaiians, who long have sought the bill, insist they deserve many of the self-autonomy rights provided to American Indians and Native Alaskans. The legislation is backed by Hawaii’s Republican governor, Linda Lingle, its Legislature and the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation, including Native Hawaiian Sen. Daniel Akaka. The vote on the proposal was the first in the House since the chief sponsor, Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, won passage in 2000. Last year Akaka fell four votes short of the 60 needed to advance the bill to a final vote in the Senate. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgApplications are due at 5 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Community Services Department, 13230 Penn St. in Whittier. The commission will make its selections and notify all applicants by late spring. Funding will commence on July 1. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Registration open for kids’ basketball LA MIRADA – Registration is now open for the city of La Mirada’s Youth Co-ed Basketball League for children ages 6 to 15. The last day to register is Nov. 21. The registration fee is $50 per participant, or $60 if accepted from the wait list after the registration period. Each participant will receive a team jersey, trophy and photo package. A copy of the participant’s birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Players must participate in a player evaluation on Dec. 1. Teams will practice once a week and play one game on the weekend. Practices will begin the week of Dec. 17, and games are scheduled to begin Jan. 5 and 6. For more information or to become a volunteer coach, call the La Mirada Community Gymnasium at (562) 902-2938. College workshop offered at Pioneer WEST WHITTIER – Parents with children in the ninth through 12th grades are invited to attend a free informational workshop on paying for college at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Pioneer High School cafeteria, 10800 E. Benavon St. Presentations will be given in English and in Spanish, and will cover college financial planning, how to plan for and manage college costs, preparing for students’ next educational steps, and ways to navigate the college financial aid process. There will also be a question- and-answer session for parents. For more information, call Victoria Cuevas at (562) 698-8121, ext. 5062. Locals urged to donate blood WHITTIER – Residents are being asked to donate blood in the wake of wildfires that have caused the cancellation of several blood drives in Southern California, resulting in a loss of nearly 200 units of blood, according to the American Red Cross. As such, the Red Cross is now encouraging eligible donors to make an appointment to donate. Any healthy person, age 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health, may be able to donate blood. For more information, call (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit www.GiveLife.org – From staff reports160Want 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.Funds for social services available WHITTIER – The city of Whittier Social Services Commission is now accepting applications for its 2008-09 Social Service Funding process. The program invites citizen participation and applications for funding from local organizations that provide needed social services for Whittier residents. Applications are available online at cityofwhittier.org and may be downloaded. Hard copies of the application are also available on request, but must be submitted either typed or computer generated. WHITTIER – The Whittier Uptown Association will host the annual Antique Street Faire from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Vendors’ booths will be placed along Philadelphia Street between Greenleaf Avenue and Painter Avenue. These merchants will offer furniture, art, pottery, jewelry, glassware, quilts, toys, books and memorabilia. Appraisals will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $3 per item, with a three-item limit. A pumpkin patch for children, handwriting analysis and a display by the Historical Society will also be presented. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 696-2662. last_img read more

Liverpool fury: ‘He should never wear the Reds shirt again’ – defender slammed

first_imgLiverpool were left stunned by Sevilla in the Europa League final, losing 3-1 in Basel.The Reds looked to be on course to victory after Daniel Sturridge’s sublime opening goal, but Jurgen Klopp’s troops collapsed in the second half.SEE ALSO: MISSED THE GOALS FROM THE EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL? WATCH THEM ALL HERE!And one player who has come in for heavy criticism is Alberto Moreno.The Spaniard had a performance to forget in the final 45 minutes, caught out on multiple occasions by Sevilla’s attack and fans have not been shy in voicing their opinion.Have a read below of what football fans had to say on Moreno… 1 Moreno in action during Liverpool’s defeat to Sevilla in the final at St. Jakob-Park last_img

England star lauds Marcus Rashford amid ‘fairytale’ rise

first_img Marcus Rashford in England training 1 Eric Dier has described Marcus Rashford’s “fairytale” rise as “brilliant for English football”.Both players are part of Roy Hodgson’s 26-man provisional England squad for Euro 2016 and Rashford is set to get his first senior international run-out in Friday’s warm-up match against Australia.It is only three months since the 18-year-old Manchester United striker made his senior club debut and there has been plenty of talk about the chances of him continuing his rapid ascent with inclusion in Hodgson’s final group of 23.Rashford has netted eight times in 18 appearances in all competitions for United.And Tottenham utility man Dier said of the teenager on Wednesday: “It’s a bit of a fairytale isn’t it?“It is brilliant for English football and for him, and I’m really happy for him that he is here with us.“Hopefully we can look after him, there won’t be too much pressure on him and he can do what he has been doing for his club here with us.”Regarding the amount of young players like himself and Rashford in Hodgson’s squad, Dier, 22, added: “I think maybe Harry (Kane, the 22-year-old Tottenham and England striker who made his senior international bow in March 2015) opened the door for people like Marcus this season.“It is brilliant that if you are good enough, you are old enough and I think he fully deserves all the credit he has been getting.“It has been an unbelievable few months for him.”last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 27

first_imgThis Monday morning on Sportsday we preview today’s Euro 2016 action as England take on Iceland in the last 16.We also look back on yesterday’s action as there was heartbreak for the Republic of Ireland as they were beaten 2-1 by France. And we also look ahead to today’s opening day at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic gets his campaign underway against James Ward. All brought to you by Alex Dibble and the team!last_img

L.A. film critics go for `Blood’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThat “Blood” won both picture and directing honors may have Oscar significance. Thirteen of the 15 movies that LAFCA has honored in both categories – a list that runs from “Dog Day Afternoon” to “Sideways” – have gone on to win a best picture nomination. (The two that didn’t? “Do the Right Thing” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”) Romanian import “4 Months, 3 Weeks and Two Days” won for foreign language film and supporting acting honors for Vlad Ivanov. The movie, which follows a woman helping her friend obtain an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania, will be released in Los Angeles in a limited engagement on Dec. 21. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association is comprised of Los Angeles-based critics working primarily in print media. Daily News film critics Bob Strauss and Glenn Whipp are among the group’s 50 members. This year’s awards will be presented Jan. 12 at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark period drama “There Will Be Blood” won by acclimation Sunday at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association annual vote, taking four awards – including best picture and best director for Anderson – and finishing second in three other categories. Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays an ornery oilman loosely based on Edward Doheny in the movie, took best actor honors. It was the third time that LAFCA has honored Day-Lewis. He also won for his lead turns in “My Left Foot” and “Gangs of New York.” Production designer Jack Fish won the movie’s fourth award. “There Will Be Blood,” which will arrive in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on Dec. 26, also took runner-up honors for screenplay (Anderson), music (Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood) and cinematography (Robert Elswit). Given the dominance of Anderson’s movie, there was little room for other pictures to break through in a big way. Critical favorites “No Country For Old Men,” “I’m Not There” and “Atonement” were barely a factor, managing only one runner-up nod between them – Cate Blanchett for supporting actress in “I’m Not There.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgTháinig scaifte mór amach, idir óg agus aosta, le tacaíocht a thabhairt d’oíche mhór ag Ionad Cois Locha i nDún Lúiche ar na mallaibh.Spreagadh scoláire óg Aodan Ó’Gallchóir agus a cairde as Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair seó faisin a eagrú le hairgead a bhailiú d’ailse.Dúirt Aodan: “Sé an chúis a smaointigh mé an oíche seo a eagrú nó de bharr go raibh fhios agam go bhfuil aithne ag thar a bheith achan duine ar dhuine a bhí ailse orthu. Shíl mé gur chóir dúinn oíche a eagrú le hairgead a bhailiú de chúis atá go forleitheadeach leis. Ni amháin seo ach tá gá le nios mó seirbhisí sa taobh seo tíre le cuidiú le daoine a bhfuil an tinneas seo orthu.”Thug go léor siopaí eadach dóibh le cur ar an Catwalk agus rinne an gruagaire Patrick Gildea gruaig na girseach agus na gasúr ar an oíche.Bronnadh gradam máistreás na bliana ar Mary Grace Ó Domhnaill agus máistir na bliana ar Seoirse Ó’Dochartaigh. Tugadh go léor duaiseanna amach chomh maith. AR AN CATWALK DO CHÚIS MHAITH was last modified: December 10th, 2010 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


first_imgONE of the country’s smallest primary schools is invoking the message of US President Barack Obama to make the case for its survival.Just seven pupils, all girls, attend the 100 year old Scoil Mhin na Manrach, in the Rosses Gaeltacht in West Donegal.The decline in enrolement will result in the school, which once boasted numbers in excess of 100, losing one of its two teachers at the end of this school year. by Anita GuideraThis will edge it ever closer to permanent closure against a backdrop of and ongoing Value for Money Review of small primary schools by the Department of Education and Science.But parents, principal and Board of Management at the tiny school in the Derryveagh mountains, argue passionately that the estimated €30,000 savings from the closures of such schools was nothing compared to the loss it would represent to the Gaeltacht community.“It is a small school and I can see that people are trying to save money. “But Barack Obama when he was here spoke about our identity and looking after our heritage and not forgetting it,” said parish priest and chairman of the Board of Management, Nigel O’ Gallachoir.“This school is one of the jewels of the Rosses Parish. It is unique in the sense that it is 100 per cent ‘as Gaeilge’. The teaching is wonderful. The children are literally getting a one to one education.“They have all the technology they could ever want and yet it still is immersed in the old tradition.“It would be awful to lose that link,” he said.He added that rather than lose such a resource, the Department should consider providing transport from other areas where classes are overcrowded. The McCarthy recommendation for the amalgamation of the 600 or so schools with enrolment of 50 pupils or less, estimated €18 million, has prompted the Value for Money Review.But Minister, Ruairi Quinn has emphasised that the study, due to be completed at the end of the year, is simply about ascertaining the facts to inform future decisions and no policy decision has been taken.Parents of the pupils at Scoil Mhin na Manrach, fear, however that the threat of closure is stopping other parents sending their children there.Noreen Ni Dhomhnaill, whose seven-year-old daughter Sara is the fourth of her children to attend the school, said that the education on offer is second to none. “They are so advantaged in every subject. Their Irish is perfect and I think they get very grounded here. They get such individual attention that it really helps them later on,” she said.Seven year old German twins, Nele and Tanya Ni Shimoin, who moved to the area five years ago, speak English with a German accent but their Irish has the lilting fluency of a native Gaeltacht child.Their mum, Cora, who learns Irish at evening classes in the school said she is delighted with her daughters’ multilingualism.The parents have held open days for local play groups to try to encourage other parents to send their children there so the school can remain open.Principal Bernadette Ni Dhuibhir pointed out that the school had undergone a €250,000 renovation programme just three years ago and has five part time staff.“Our argument is that we should be preserved because we are such a strong Irish teaching school,” she said.-end-WEST DONEGAL SCHOOL USING THE MESSAGE OF BARACK OBAMA TO SURVIVE was last modified: May 30th, 2011 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


first_imgIt’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.This truly atmospheric picture was captured in the past couple of days in Dungloe. It shows local lad Karl Wallace, 11, of Toberkeen, Dungloe on a public phone.We think the great thing about the picture is not just the snow, but the fact that there isn’t a mobile phone is sight but rather one of the few remaining public phoneboxes left in the county.In fact the timeless portrait could have been taken 20 years ago.We doubt if the same portrait will be captured in another 20 years.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com A COLD CALL FROM THE PAST! was last modified: December 18th, 2011 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