Fletcher starts in Old Trafford comeback

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, England, September 25 – Darren Fletcher is set to continue his return to full fitness with his first competitive start for Manchester United in 10 months when Newcastle visit Old Trafford on Wednesday night for their League Cup third round clash.The Scotland international midfielder made his first appearance for United as a second-half substitute against Galatasaray last week since his chronic bowel condition left his football career hanging in the balance.Now he is set to make his first start since November last year after spending the end of last season helping to coach United’s reserve side as he battled the illness before working during the summer to make his comeback. Fletcher, 28, has had to change his diet and adapt his lifestyle to overcome the ulcerative colitis condition and Ferguson is delighted to be able to include him in his starting line-up on Wednesday as he prepares to make a host of changes from their 2-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.If the Scot comes through the game unscathed he could be in line for his Premier League return against Tottenham on Saturday.Ferguson said: “Fletcher will certainly play against Newcastle and that is the perfect game for him to start back. Then we have the game against Tottenham and he could be involved in that.“It depends on how he does on Wednesday. It will be his first 90 minutes since 10 months out. It’s a big one for him. He is handling the condition at the moment, as we saw the other night he is looking fine.“It is a matter of hoping the condition stays dormant and he is handling his diet well. Hopefully he gets that break.”Ashley Young will miss out as he is out until October with a knee injury while Wayne Rooney is still not fit following the nasty cut he received on his thigh last month against Fulham.Ferguson will opt to make a number of changes for the League Cup as he usually does in the early stages and Alexander Buttner, Anderson and Tom Cleverley could all feature having not played a part in the Liverpool game despite being on the bench.Meanwhile, United defender Rio Ferdinand expressed his relief at getting the game against Liverpool out of the way after United stuttered to victory over 10 men on an emotional afternoon when Hillsborough was remembered.He said: “With the occasion and the emotions involved, we just wanted to come here, get the job done and get out with the three points. We have done that so we are well pleased.“You can get really involved and sometimes the emotion of the occasion can affect you, but they dealt with it fantastically.”Newcastle are likely to field a strong side with Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote set to start to get some more minutes under their belt while Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling and Sylvain Marveaux could also feature.Coloccini has not played since Newcastle’s draw with Aston Villa on September 2 while Tiote made just his second appearance of the season in Newcastle’s win over Norwich on Sunday.The Magpies have not won at Old Trafford since 1972. However, manager Alan Pardew is going to give the competition a real go despite knowing it will be a tough test against Ferguson’s side even if the hosts field a weakened side.Pardew said: “Of course you want to enjoy going there. We are going to have make sure we can get game time out of the players that will need it.“Colo could play, Cheick definitely needs a game, he was rusty (against Norwich), so I will have a word with the staff and hopefully we’ll get a result there.”Goalkeeper Tim Krul will definitely miss out with Pardew mulling over the decision on whether to field veteran Steve Harper or Rob Elliot, who played in their Europa League tie with Maritimo last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wenger targets new ‘Nasri’ Grenier

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 27- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed interest in Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier.The 22-year-old has been likened to Samir Nasri in his style, and is rated at around £8million by his club. Grenier, who scored on Sunday night against Rennes in front of Gunners scouts, came close to quitting the Stade Gerland last summer.However, he seized on injuries to key man – including former Gunners target Yoann Gourcuff – to make 27 appearances, notching seven goals and providing eight assists.And now the France Under 21 international could be set to earn a move to the Premier League.Wenger told French programme Telefoot: ‘We are following him. His intelligence of play pleases me. He has interesting qualities. He reminds me of Nasri.’Meanwhile, Barcelona announced on Sunday morning that after a transfer saga lasting some 18 months they have finally landed Brazilian international Neymar from Santos on a five-year deal that is expected to cost the Catalan club around 50 million euros ($65m, £43m).The 21-year-old was always expected to come to Barca when he eventually left his homeland, but rather than wait till his contract expired with the Brazilian club next year, the Spanish champions have sped up the operation as they try to rejuvenate a tired squad that suffered the club’s worst ever defeat in European competition when they were hammered 7-0 by eventual Champions League winners Bayern Munich in this year’s semi-finals.Even at his tender age, Neymar has already shown glimpses of his brilliance on the big stage with 20 goals in 32 international appearances, whilst his incredible return of 156 goals in 256 games for Santos at such a young age has seem him inevitably compared to Pele.However, it is the potential to combine with another of the all-time greats that Barca are interested in as they look for someone to ease the goalscoring and creative burden on Lionel Messi.Barca’s reliance on Messi was particularly exposed in this season’s Champions League when the Argentine was called into action whilst clearly carrying a hamstring injury to get them across the line against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals.Messi ended up playing only 75 minutes of the 180 in that tie. The period he was on the pitch Barca won 2-0, the time he was on the sidelines they lost 3-1.Worse was to come for the Catalans, though, in the humiliation at the hands of Bayern. Again a hobbling Messi was forced into action in the first-leg as the Germans romped to a 4-0 victory, and with the four-time World Player of the Year consigned to the bench for the return, a Barca side devoid of creation and belief were again picked off 3-0.In the two years Barca have won the Champions League in Messi’s stellar era, he has had significant support in the goalscoring charts.In 2008/09 Samuel Eto’o and Thierry Henry combined for 62 goals to Messi’s 38. And in 2010/11, Pedro and David Villa contributed 55 to the Argentine’s 53.Over the past two season Messi has reached the barely fathomable figure of 123 goals, whilst Cesc Fabregas comes closest with just 28.-Daily Mail and AFP0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Welbeck eager to stay on winning track

first_imgSuccessive league defeats had seen the north London club drop away from the leading group, but after following up the Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund with victory at West Brom, Arsene Wenger’s side moved up to sixth, two points behind Manchester United in fourth.That wasn’t enough to satisfy some of the travelling Arsenal supporters at the weekend who unfurled a banner demanding the veteran manager quit.Victory against a Southampton side still smarting from a painful 3-0 home defeat by Manchester City last weekend will help defuse the anger of those fans frustrated at Arsenal’s failure to keep pace with leaders Chelsea.Welbeck is convinced the confidence generated by his much-needed goal will help turn things around.The striker, signed from Manchester United for £16 million ($26.6 million, 20.2 million euros) at the end of the last transfer window, said: “I’ve had a couple blocked off the line [in recent games] and it just wasn’t going my way, but I’ve got the goal and I’m just looking forward to scoring more and helping the team to win games.”Welbeck’s goal was timely as he attempts to retain his position as Arsenal’s main striker following the return to fitness of Olivier Giroud.“It gives the manager a good headache and he’s got a lot of options going forward. Going into the games, everybody’s going to be giving 100 percent,” he said.– Schneiderlin setback –Southampton remain third despite the defeat at the hands of City and Wenger knows they will pose a testing challenge.The Gunners boss has been left with yet another injury headache ahead of the visit of Ronald Koeman’s team.Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal are both doubtful after suffering injuries at West Brom, forcing Wenger to consider using Calum Chambers or Laurent Koscielny as a makeshift left-back.Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is again likely to miss out because of a hip problem but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to recover from a minor knockKoeman criticised his side for the individual errors he believes were responsible for the loss to a City side reduced to 10 men for the last 16 minutes.The Saints’ hopes of returning to winning ways have not been helped by the loss of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin due to injury.“He’s not ready for Wednesday,” said Koeman. “He’s now having a scan on his right leg, we have to wait and see the results of the scan.“We know exactly what Morgan means for our team, he’s one of our key players and without key players it’s always difficult for the rest of the team.”Southampton have already tasted victory at the Emirates Stadium this season when they knocked Arsenal out of the League Cup.“The previous result gives the confidence that we can beat them, but Arsenal in the last two games have had two good results,” said Koeman.“I think they are a little bit back with the spirit about these two results.“It will be difficult, but you always get space against Arsenal. They like to play, they like to play offensive.“I think it will be an open game and, with our possibilities, we believe we will have chances for a good result,” added the former Dutch international.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, December 2- Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck hopes to maintain the momentum generated by his match-winning header at West Bromwich Albion when Southampton visit the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.Welbeck’s header at The Hawthorns was his first goal in seven games for Arsenal and secured a priceless victory for the Gunners as they attempt to force their way back into the Champions League spots.last_img read more

Ideal Cazorla replacment? What Arsenal fans think of £32.9m rumour

first_img Arsenal transfer target Isco 1 Arsenal have been linked with a move for Isco before and with rumours of his unhappiness circulating, they may finally get their man.He has been in and out of the starting line-up in recent weeks, with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez all ahead of the 23-year-old.And given that Santi Cazorla has been linked to Atletico Madrid, some Gooners feel Isco is the ideal man to replace him. Below are a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans, who gave their view on the possible transfer.Would you like Isco in your side?last_img read more


first_imgTHE BOSS of Donegal’s most famous wine shop has added some festive cheer to the bad budget news – he’s refusing to pass on a new tax hike on wine until after Christmas.Richard Finney, owner of the Wine Buff in Letterkenny, is furious at Michael Noonan’s decision to slap an extra €1 tax on every bottle of wine. The move came into effect at midnight last night.And most places have already added it to your wine bill.However Richard said: “It now means the vast majority of the cost of a bottle of wine is now tax.“But I can’t pass that on to my customers coming up to Christmas. I’m going to try absorb the cost until after the festivities. “So all prices stay the same until after Christmas on all wine and gift packs.”WINE BUFF BOSS ADDS TO FESTIVE CHEER BY REFUSING TO ADD NEW €1 TAX was last modified: December 6th, 2012 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:WINE BUFF BOSS ADDS TO FESTIVE CHEER BY REFUSING TO ADD NEW €1 TAXlast_img read more

Galactic marathon over, Stardust returns safely

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Cheers erupted when the capsule opened its second – and main – parachute, guiding it to a pre-dawn landing in the remote desert Sunday. “All stations, we have a touchdown,” mission control radioed. Unknown to engineers, the first parachute also had been released, but it was too small for infrared cameras to see it, said Tom Duxbury, project manager of the $212 million mission. Carlton Allen, a scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, saw it all unfold live on television at Dugway Proving Ground. “It’s an absolute triumph,” Allen said after the landing. “This is a mission that will deeply extend our knowledge of the solar system.” After a seven-year voyage snatching comet and interstellar dust, the Stardust capsule pierced Earth’s atmosphere at a flaming 29,000 mph – the fastest return of any man-made probe – and returned its precious cargo for scientists to study. “This is not the finish line. This is just the intermediate pit stop,” Duxbury said. About a million comet and interstellar dust grains – most smaller than the width of a human hair – are believed to be inside. The dust grains collected in 2004 are believed to be pristine leftovers from materials that formed the sun and planets. Some samples could be even older than the sun. Next stop for the capsule is the Johnson Space Center in Houston where scientists will unlock the canister later this week. After a preliminary examination, they will ship the particles to laboratories all over the world for further study. “Inside this thing is our treasure,” said principal mission scientist Don Brownlee of the University of Washington. Stardust’s successful return was a relief to the space agency, which suffered a setback in 2004 when Genesis slammed into the same salt flats after its parachutes failed to open. After the Genesis mishap, engineers rechecked Stardust’s systems. Duxbury noted that its white-knuckle return home went “like clockwork.” Early Sunday, the Stardust mothership released the shuttlecock-shaped capsule, which glowed as a bright orange fireball over parts of Nevada. Closer to the Dugway Proving Ground landing zone, the capsule shot out of the pre-dawn sky as a white flash of light before parachuting to a landing in soft mud. The capsule bounced three times before coming to rest on its side. Despite the jolt, the capsule didn’t crack, said Joe Vellinga of Lockheed Martin, who helped lead the recovery. After its retrieval, scientists in white protective suits spent the day cleaning the capsule and canister before the trip to Johnson Space Center. It will be days, however, before engineers learn how well the heat shield held up during the fiery re-entry. Meanwhile, the Stardust mothership remains in permanent orbit around the sun, but NASA is considering sending it to another comet or asteroid to snap photos. There won’t be another chance for a sample return because the only capsule was released. Stardust was the third attempted robotic retrieval of extraterrestrial material. The unmanned Soviet Luna 24, which brought back lunar rocks and soil, was the first. It was followed by Genesis. The Stardust spacecraft was launched in 1999 and has traveled nearly 3 billion miles, including three loops around the sun. In 2004, it survived a scary trip through comet Wild 2’s coma, a fuzzy halo of gas and dust, to snatch the cosmic dust with a tennis racket-size collector mitt. Along the way, it also scooped up interstellar dust – tiny particles thought to be from ancient stars that exploded and died. During the flyby, the spacecraft also beamed back 72 black-and-white pictures showing broad mesas, craters, pinnacles and canyons with flat floors on the surface of Wild 2, a craggy comet that was about 500 million miles from Earth when Stardust was launched. Stardust was the latest mission designed to study comets up close. Six months earlier, NASA sent the Deep Impact probe into the path of an onrushing comet. The high-speed collision with comet Tempel 1 set off a celestial fireworks display in space and revealed the comet’s primordial interior. Scientists have been analyzing the voluminous debris hurled from the comet’s belly and are trying to figure out the size of the crater caused by the impact. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah – For a split second during Stardust’s white-knuckle descent to Earth, it looked like the space capsule carrying comet dust was in trouble. Mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena could not immediately tell if the capsule had unfurled its first parachute for landing. Scientists held their breath as the ghost of the Genesis spacecraft replayed in their heads. Two years ago, Genesis crashed into the Utah desert, cracking open like a giant clamshell, as it carried solar wind particles. Stardust averted disaster and became the first space probe to return tiny fragments from a comet that scientists believe could be the leftover building blocks of the solar system formed about 4.5 billion years ago. last_img read more

FPL tips: Transfer advice including Chelsea, Liverpool, and Everton stars

first_img revealed Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK 10 REVEALED In: Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – £5.1m The festive season continues in the world of Fantasy Premier League and if you’ve avoided the obstacles so far, you’re doing well.Rotation, injuries and suspensions can trip plenty of people up at this time of year but don’t worry, we’ve got your back.Whether you’re a manager who reacts to in-form players, loves a bargain, or one who looks to predict the next big FPL thing, you need a bit of advice every now and again.So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here, talkSPORT.com has taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe these are the best transfer tips around… Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Out: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £11.4m Out: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9.6m 10 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 10 After an absence through injury, the striker has a goal and an assist in the last three games. Up next are Cardiff, Everton, Southampton and Wolves so should be a good option as the back up to your top striker. In: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – £11.0m Without a clean sheet in SIX Premier League games, the City backline are struggling for points right now. Things might not get much better as they face Southampton, Liverpool, and Wolves in their next three and face Arsenal and Chelsea in February. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff In: Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – £4.2m Most Popular Premier League Stories It’s rare you will see a goalkeeper in these tips but the Seagulls star is now away on international duty for a month with Australia. Out: Mat Ryan (Brighton) – £4.5m How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Out: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – £6.9m 10 Once one of the most dangerous left-backs in the league, hence his huge price, he’s now a massive dud with no goals or assists in eight games and just two clean sheets. You should be ready to ditch him now. latest center_img whoops Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 10 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT In: Lucas Digne (Everton) – £5.1m 10 gameday cracker SORRY The Spaniard has played the Eagles’ last three matches and kept two clean sheets so with his cheap price he’s perfect for at least a bench role. If you’re starting him be aware he has Chelsea, Wolves, Watford, and Liverpool in his next set of games but then has another decent run after. Two gameweeks ago talkSPORT.com tipped the ex-Barcelona man to start racking up the points and while he might have been a dud against Tottenham he then hit two goals against Burnley in a 5-1 win. He’s in fine form and continues to have a kind fixture list. It’s not just his thunderbolt against Man City which makes him a consideration this gameweek. If you follow these tips religiously you’ll know we loved him in pre-season and we continue to do so. Games against Cardiff, Everton, Southampton, and Wolves are ahead so clean sheets, goals, and assists are all possible. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 As the Belgian continues to terrorise defences, even if the Blues’ results have been a little hit and miss recently, Hazard should be a top target right now. He’s got games against Crystal Palace, Southampton, and Newcastle United coming up. Out: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £6.0m huge blow It’s hard to ditch a Reds player when they’re in such good form but Mane isn’t really doing much for your team. He’s got one goal and two assists in his last nine Premier League games which means it may now be time to pull the trigger on a transfer, especially with Arsenal and Man City up next. The England star is now officially out of form with just one goal and no assists in his last four matches. Pep Guardiola could well rotate too, making him a top candidate for a transfer. 10 10 predicted appointed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update In: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – £8.8m 10 10last_img read more

How Barcelona could line up next season with Ajax stars De Jong and De Ligt

first_img 8 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ajax have won many admirers this season and it appears inevitable their team will be carved up in the summer.They have made it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League and claimed the scalps of Real Madrid and Juventus along the way.They are also battling it out at the top of the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven. The 19-year-old captain will be leaving the Dutch club in the summer but it is just a question of the destination.Both players could fit in nicely at Barcelona with the club planning for the future. Barcelona are one of the top teams expected to take the best of their young talents.Frenkie De Jong is already joining the LaLiga club in the summer for around £65million. ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining 8 Without PiqueThe defender is 32-years-old and next season may be his last in a Barcelona shirt.He will finish his career with the club and looks set to take over as President when he calls it a day.The manager may start preparing for the future without the defender and pair De Ligt with either Samuel Umtiti or Clement Lenglet. REPLY The young pair could be seen as long term replacements for Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets who are 32 and 30 respectively.Here’s how Barcelona could line-up next season with both in the team. Ernesto Valverde has favoured a 4-3-3 formation this season and could utilise the same with the two youngsters.With Pique and BusquetsValverde may want De Jong and De Ligt to learn from to two experienced players before fully replacing them in the side.De Jong is a natural in Busquet’s position but he may be pushed slightly further forward to accommodate them both. REVEALED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 8 8 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The 21-year-old midfielder has impressed on the biggest stage and has been touted as one of the brightest young talents in world football.He may not be the only Ajax player who will be joining Barcelona next season, though.Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with a move to the Spanish club with De Jong reportedly advising him to join him. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Frenkie De Jong will be joining Barcelona in the summer Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow getty 8 Change of formationValverde may look to move away from his favoured 4-3-3 formation in order to accommodate his new signings.Ousmane Dembele could shift to the right in a 4-4-2 to allow both Busquets and De Jong to play in the middle. 8 Without BusquetsSergio Busquets has perhaps not got the recognition he deserves for the job he has done at Barcelona over the last decade.He is likely to be a one man club and at 30 still has a few years left in him.Valverde may look to prepare for life after the midfielder by deploying De Jong in the holding role. 8 Matthijs de Ligt celebrates after scoring against Juventus BEST OF Without Pique and BusquetsIt is hard to imagine Barcelona would not use both players for big La Liga and Champions League clashes.But against lesser opponents, they may look to give both De Jong and De Ligt the experience of being the key components in the side. 8last_img read more

David Silva to leave Man City at end of next season after wildly successful decade

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010, and he’s gone on to enjoy a remarkably successful stay in Manchester Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 12.06%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 1 punished Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “Initially, City were talking about two years, but I decided to sign another one, so I finished at 10 years.“It completes the cycle. It’s a nice round figure. I can never see myself playing against City for another team. So 10 years – that’s it.”Widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s best ever foreign players, Silva has been lauded during his time in English football.Twice he has been named in the PFA Team of the Year, with the Man City players and fans also voting him the club’s best player for the 2011/12 and 2016/17 seasons respectively.Tributes have been paid to the 33-year-old since he announced his decision to quit City, with talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist admitting the Premier League will be worse once Silva has left. David Silva played a key role in Manchester City’s domestic treble-winning campaign REVEALED JIBE Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star David Silva will leave Manchester City at the end of next season after a decade at the club, the Spain midfielder has confirmed.The 33-year-old has made a total 396 appearances since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2010, but the 2019/20 campaign looks set to be his final for the club. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update TROPHY latest Will Gavin looks at the potential of Harry Maguire choosing Man City over Man Utd Silva, who has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups during his time at City, featured in 33 league games last season as Pep Guardiola’s side retained their crown as part of a domestic treble.The 33-year-old, who has also lifted two European Championships and the World Cup with his country, moved to City from Valencia. Appearances – 396Goals – 71Assists – 129Club honours – Premier League (x4), FA Cup (x2), EFL Cup (x4), Community ShieldIndividual honours – PFA Team of the Year (x2), Man City Players’ Player of the Year, Man City Player of the Season, Man City Player of the Month (x9) getty images – getty He has established himself as a firm fan favourite since then, hitting 71 goals, including the opener in May’s 6-0 FA Cup final thrashing of Watford.But now he has set a date for when he will depart the club, telling reporters at a press conference in Gran Canaria that reaching a decade seems like the right time to call it a day.“No, this is the last one,” he replied when asked if he could stay beyond next season. “10 years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me. David Silva’s Man City career deals LATEST Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions “He’s definitely one of the best foreign imports in the Premier League era.” 🙌“The league won’t be a better place without him.” 😔“He will be remembered as a Premier League great.” 👏Ally McCoist pays tribute to #ManCity’s David Silva.Has Silva been under appreciated? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/hdmWY8LWJR— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 26, 2019last_img read more

Spencer volleyball finishes third at Reedsburg Invitational

first_imgRogers has 47 digs, six aces for Rockets in four matchesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterREEDSBURG — The Spencer volleyball team went 2-2 to finish third at the Reedsburg Invitational on Saturday at Reedsburg High School.The Rockets’ wins came 29-27, 25-20 over Hillsboro and 22-25, 25-10, 15-8 over Adams-Friendship.Jenna Schober finished with 32 kills and 38 digs, Jenna Rogers had 47 digs and six service aces, and Liz Endreas added 26 kills for the Rockets.Setters Sadie Mercier and McKenzie Bainer had 37 and 28 assists, respectively.“We played some really good teams, and we did not bring our ‘A’ game,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “When you face solid Division 1 teams, you have to play your best. Hopefully the solid competition helps us build as we head to the playoffs.Spencer will play Colby at home on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more