Fulham considering keeping Burn

first_img Burn made 28 appearances in his loan stint at Birmingham in the first half of the season, before being recalled by Meulensteen on January 2. Blues boss Lee Clark remains keen on another loan deal for Burn, but Meulensteen said he could very well keep him on hand instead. “Dan’s been a breath of fresh air. He did well in the Norwich away game,” the Fulham manager said. “Him staying here now is definitely something we’re going to review, definitely. “That’s a different challenge from playing at home, but he’s matured a lot in Birmingham where he had a very good loan spell. “And next to Brede Hangeland he looked extremely comfortable. “The only way that I keep them apart is that he’s right footed and Dan’s left footed. “You work with him on the pitch – it’s great for someone like Dan to have Brede coming back from that injury so they can work together. “Dan is a very bright boy, he’s not afraid to speak his mind, he talks, and that’s the sort of thing you look at, and it was a very positive performance from him.” Meanwhile, Fulham face a Premier League investigation in light of Meulensteen’s relevations on West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison. Meulensteen revealed Fulham had a bid turned down for the 20-year-old, claiming the England Under-21 cap wants to move to Craven Cottage. Dutchman Meulensteen coached Morrison at Manchester United, and hinted his long-standing relationship would be at the centre of the coveted midfielder’s desire to join him at Fulham. “We got knocked back, it got rejected, and so we need to review it and move on,” Meulensteen said. “Yes we did make a bid. Yes I think he wants to come. “I’ve known him for a long, long time, but the thing is this: we have to wait and see how the club takes it forward.” West Ham are understood to have made an official complaint to the Premier League, citing ruling T.8, covering public statements of interest in a rival club’s player that act as an indirect approach. On the pitch, Darren Bent’s tidy finish and intelligent header to spark the move for the second goal offered hints of a return to form against the Canaries on Tuesday night. Fulham’s reward for the convincing victory is a fourth-round trip to Sheffield United on Sunday, January 26. Meulensteen challenged the 29-year-old to keep repeating that level to force his way into regular selection contention. “I thought he was excellent, and that’s what we want him to do,” Meulensteen said. “He scored away from home in this round of the cup at Norwich, and he’s scored again. “The only way for Darren to get more and more of those performances in is to keep doing what he did there. “If he does put that kind of performance in, the more and more likely it is that we’re going to use him. “That’s what you want as a manager – you want the players to push each other and give you decisions to make.” The Dutchman was impressed with 21-year-old Burn’s composed performance in his senior home debut for Tuesday’s 3-0 FA Cup third-round replay victory over Norwich. And now Meulensteen has admitted Fulham will weigh up whether to send the former Darlington centre-back out on another loan, or pitch him into league action with the Whites. Fulham are ready to disappoint Birmingham and keep defender Dan Burn at Craven Cottage to bolster their Barclays Premier League relegation fight, according to head coach Rene Meulensteen. Press Associationlast_img read more

Henderson expects Lallana to shine

first_img “Deep down he knows this is big season. It’s a big season for everyone, not just Adam, and it’s a big season for the whole team,” Henderson told LFCTV. “I know he feels as though he can show people a lot more in terms of getting into a rhythm of playing every week. “There’s big things to come from him I’m sure.” The players have been given some down time after returning from their tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia but will be back in training later this week as they gear up for another friendly in Helsinki on Saturday. “Last pre-season he got an injury so he didn’t really have a good pre-season under his belt, and when he came back he was always trying to fight and get back fit and he then picked up one or two niggles during the season,” said Henderson. “I felt a bit sorry for him last season but Adam is a top player. He’s got great quality and he’s got great knowledge of the game. “He’s a good lad as well and I’m sure he will work really hard this pre-season and come the first game of the season I’m sure he will be flying. “I’ve told him that I’m expecting big things from him this season. “We see every day in training what he’s capable of. We saw glimpses of it last season but those injuries sort of knocked him off track a little bit, but I’ve told him this season is his season. “It’s a big season for him, he knows that, but I’m sure he’s got more than enough ability and enough work rate to achieve that.” Managing the expectation is often the biggest adjustment players who arrive at the club face and those who did not have the best debut campaign are immediately put under more scrutiny for the start of their second season. However, Lallana has already shown in flashes what he is capable of and Henderson believes the 27-year-old can cope with the extra pressure of producing on a regular basis. Press Association Shortly after his move from Southampton last summer Lallana sustained a knee injury which cut short his preparation time with the squad and delayed his debut until mid-September. He was dogged by niggling injuries and fitness concerns throughout his first year at Anfield and that impacted on how effective he could be, but Henderson hopes to see a different player now. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson expects big things from Adam Lallana in the coming campaign as his fellow England international has benefited from playing a full part in pre-season. last_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini backs Pep Guardiola as future Manchester City boss

first_img “Pep Guardiola will work here (in England), I don’t know if it is next season here (at City) or at another club. Some day he’ll come here,” he said in quotes reported by several national newspapers on Sunday. “And I hope he will have the option to work at Manchester City. I say that because I love this club and I hope, in the future, he can work here also. I am sure he will be very important for the club.” Pellegrini still has 18 months left on his current City contract, with the team going well at home and in Europe. But he is experienced enough to know that the landscape can change very quickly, irrespective of the contract a manager is on. “My contract showed that the club was happy and that I was happy, but sometimes you can have a contract for six or eight years and, at the end of the season, you don’t continue anyway.” Pellegrini recognises his side’s away form needs to improve as they prepare for a tough test against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. City have struggled on their travels of late, not winning any of their last four matches on the road in the Barclays Premier League and failing to score in the last three of them. It is something Pellegrini wants to put right quickly as three of his side’s next four league games are away, as are the two after that in the domestic cup competitions. Asked if away form needed to get better, Pellegrini said: “Yes – we have to play five of the next six games away. The last results of the games we played away were not as good as we want. “It is a good target to try and continue to return to our clean sheets, and it is a good target to make an important advance in our position in the Premier League, but playing away is always a bit more difficult.” With a trip to another of the season’s high-flyers Leicester on December 29 also among the sequence, the upcoming festive period has the feel of a critical period, but Pellegrini has played down its significance. “They are important games but we are just in the first round (of fixtures). It is not just those two games,” he said. “After Arsenal, we have to play against Sunderland. We are going to continue with the Capital One Cup in January and start with the FA Cup. “There are a lot of things we have to consider, and the most important thing is to think game by game and not what can happen in May. So, they are very important games but not decisive.” City hope to have leading striker Sergio Aguero back at the Emirates Stadium after four games out with a heel problem but captain Vincent Kompany is still sidelined by the calf injury that has kept him out for the past month. Press Association Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced Pep Guardiola will coach in the Premier League as speculation continues that the outgoing Bayern Munich boss could replace Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola is sure to be courted by a host of top clubs across Europe after it was announced on Sunday that he will be leaving Bayern at the end of the season, with the German champions already having lined up Carlo Ancelotti as his successor. Chilean boss Pellegrini has no doubts that Guardiola will work in England at some stage and admits there is a possibility he could be a future City boss, with Chelsea and Manchester United also reported to be possible destinations for the former Barcelona coach. last_img read more

How to become a keeper for the Tawas Point Lighthouse

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Tawas Point Lighthouse has been in operation since 1876 and they are now accepting applications to become a keeper. This program lasts from May 6 – Oct. 7, allows the applicant a two week stay, and costs $75 per person.Lodging is in the second story quarters of the building and has an overlook of the shores of Lake Huron. Accommodations include two bedrooms, a kitchen, shower and bath.However this isn’t a vacation. The lighthouse keeper’s responsibilities include greeting visitors, giving tours, and performing basic facility management. About 35 hours of work per week are expected.You can apply here.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: tawas point lighthouseContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Township Fire Dept. gets a banana boatNext Michael Mahler fills economic director position at Alpena Area Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014: Friday, September 12, 2014•1:02 a.m. Officers investigated aggravated battery and aggravated robbery in the 600 block S. H, Wellington by unknown suspects.•7:50 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property by an unknown suspect in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•11:03 a.m. Officers investigated a sexual battery in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•11:20 a.m. Bridget A. Cody was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•11:45 a.m. Dustin A. Johnson, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•3:35 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 17, Wellington and Laura J. Dorsey, WF, 54, Wellington.•3:35 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving and no proof of insurance.•3:39 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. Washington, Wellington.•4:05 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Elm, Wellington.•4:31 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block N. C, Wellington. Sunday, September 14, 2014•4:14 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2000 block N. B, Wellington.•7:59 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•10:41 a.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal trespass by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 7th, Wellington.•1:07 p.m. Officers took a verbal disturbance by known subjects in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.3:03 p.m. Officers investigated Criminal D a.m.age to Property in the 200 block E. Mill, Wellington.•10:08 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington. Saturday, September 13, 2014•10:55 a.m. Tracy J. Moore, 35, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.•11:08 a.m. Heather B. Meridith, 41, Wellington, was arrested on a city of Derby warrant for failure to appear.•12:47 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct by known suspect in the 800 block E. 7th, Wellington.•2:04 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle in the 800 block W. Hillside, Wellington.•2:18 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1800 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more

Sunday blog: The K-State administration threw its band director under the bus

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Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 256 weeks ago Little brother has the stupidest fan base in all of sports. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down Larry · 256 weeks ago Political correctness is totally out of control. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down BIG 12 4 life · 256 weeks ago The Jayhawk should have NEVER been formed in the first place. That is tbe the issue. It was done in poor taste and KU was the furthest thing ok any KSU fan, coach or players mind. The Jayhawk under the direction of the Pride has NEVER been formed before. No reason to start now. Regardless of if it was swallowing or not isn’t the question. Why was it there to begin with. Now KSU get over the BH and move on. The band has. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago +21 Vote up Vote down David Brody · 256 weeks ago I know Frank Tracz to be a man of integrity, and a brilliant musician/director/teacher. Although he does have a somewhat acerbic sense of humor, he would never intentionally do anything to harm the reputation of the KSU band program (which includes so much more than just the marching band), or tarnish their justly deserved Sudler Trophy. At the very worst it was a poor idea poorly executed. As Dr. Tracz himself said – this is just stupid. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down #1 guest · 256 weeks ago I thought it was great. boo who K.Who? Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down #2 guest · 256 weeks ago I think everyone has lost the reason for this concern. This is poor sportsmanship. That’s what we are to teach our youth to become good citizens. The profession of sports is totally out of control. All of them!!!!!!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 256 weeks ago So is fanhood, in general. This k-state band thing is a non-issue to all except a few in purple nation who actually believe k-state football is relevant. Well, they’re not and neither is the middle-school hijinks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 256 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Last week’s dumb Internet controversy award has to go to all those having a conniption over the K-State Band’s halftime show from a week ago.For all you living under that rock, someone filmed the K-State band performing during its season opener against South Dakota on Sept. 5. Near the end of the act, half the band formed a spaceship while the other half formed a Jayhawk. But it devolved into an interpretation of the Jayhawk performing a sex act. Google the Internet if you don’t know what I’m talking about.Granted the first time I saw it, I couldn’t stop laughing. If you watched it from a You Tube perspective, it hard not to catch what looks like an innuendo.But never for one second did I think this was done on purpose. And there has been nothing out there that has changed my mind otherwise. For one thing, what would K-State band director Frank Tracz have to gain by making up a sexual demeaning routine? The K-State band was recently awarded the Sudler Trophy which identifies and recognizes “collegiate marching bands of particular excellence that have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life.” Would a band director of this magnitude really produce a halftime show that would jeopardize this kind of prestige amongst his colleagues not to mention his job security? I’m pretty sure those who become band directors of D-I colleges didn’t do so because they were stupid.Second of all, the skit was lame. It is so band, and I know because I was an all-state tuba player. I also know that I have spent a lifetime producing stuff that was misinterpreted by my readers.I remember one time in the 1990s while working at the Wellington Daily News, there was this school board election and I made this great graphic of a round table of cards with all the candidates mugs substituted in for like the Queen of hearts, or King of Spades, etc. The cards were randomly depicted around the table much like it is in a poker game. However, I had one school board candidate accuse me of putting his card upside down, therefore meaning I did not support him and wanted him to lose the election. He pulled his political ad from the paper.To this day, it ticks me off. But, luckily, I worked for the late great Jackson Mitchell, who stuck with me through the whole ordeal.I was innocent then and I believe Tracz is just as innocent today.Unfortunately, Tracz isn’t as lucky as I was. He works for pinheads who occupy the offices at the Big 12 Conference and K-State.I have no problem with Jayhawk fans making a big deal out of it on social media with manufactured outrage. That’s what rivals do. It’s like one young sibling getting in trouble with the parents. The other sibling is going to do everything he/she can to make sure brother/sister gets the worst punishment possible.What bothers me most, is the K-State administration threw Tracz under the bus.The Big 12 had to get huffy and said K-State did not properly use the KU mascot in its routine. OK. Please provide me with an example where an opponent gets properly displayed in a halftime show, or a pregame show or a homecoming float? Was the K-State band expected to march itself into a “Go KU!” formation so the Wildcat faithful could all applaud for good sportsmanship?I find that argument stupid, and an excuse for what the Big 12 Conference was really saying, “we don’t want to get bashed on Facebook and Twitter by allowing K-State to go unpunished.”But then K-State President Kirk Schulz and athletic director John Currie made it worse by self imposing a $5,000 fine, requiring the approval of future halftime shows, and suspending Tracz from the Nov. 28 game against KU.Whatever.In other words they are saying, “Tracz, we don’t trust you.”Let’s get this straight, Tracz is getting punished for a routine that cannot be proven to be neither conniving, demeaning or deliberate. I guess perhaps I’d be more accepting if there was a Warren Commission type of investigation and it was determined that the routine was a deliberate attempt of showing a sex act.Schultz, Currie and the Big 12 Conference are saying they care more for social media outrage than a legitimate explanation from one its most distinguished employees. Leaders who pay attention to social media and get their feelings hurt, aren’t good leaders.Lions don’t pay attention to the sheep.The best thing Schulz and Currie could have done is ignore everything, and deem the controversy silly. But instead they demonstrated cowardice and the inability not to bow under political pressure.I’m embarrassed for K-State.If I were Tracz, I’d direct my band to form a middle finger on the football field to the two administrators in the press box during a future halftime show, as I exited the door to go find a job someplace else.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Awkward moment Harry Kane forced to watch alleged dive and explain himself

first_img2 Harry Kane fell to the ground with Sokratis behind him in the boxCredit: AP:Associated PressAll of the pundits at the game called it a dive – and Kane was forced to re-watch the incident and tell his story after the 2-2 North London derby draw.When asked if he thought a penalty should have been given, Kane claimed: “I think so. I would have to watch it back.”As if by magic, a TV monitor appears next to Kane – with the Spurs man forced to watch it back and give his view on the alleged dive.A sheepish-looking Kane said: “It was that stage of the game where you’re tired. He makes a tired tackle.”If I’m on the halfway line I will get it. But when you’re in the box it’s kind of 50-50.SHIELDING?”The ref probably thinks I’m looking for it but all I am trying to do is shield the ball.”It is what it is. It’s one of those, it could be given in some games. It wasn’t today.”Pundits at the game had their say on the incident too, with all agreeing Kane was looking for the spot-kick.Jose Mourinho reckoned: “I have seen a penalty for less but I would say no penalty.”Without the VAR I’d say no for sure but with VAR everybody is at risk. I’ve seen worse.”2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearGary Neville said it was “essentially a dive”, while Graeme Souness added:”I think Kane is looking for a penalty. He is waiting to go down.”The defender has got his hands on his back but that kind of contact would not justify that fall.”Jamie Redknapp then claimed: “Harry was looking for a penalty. He uses his body as well as any striker.” Spurs striker Harry Kane says he’s not a diver after 2-2 draw with Arsenal WATCH the awkward moment Harry Kane was forced to watch his alleged dive back and explain himself following Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal.The England captain, 26, went down in the box under pressure from Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the dying moments of the derby – leaving Arsenal fans fuming.Got a lot of time for Geoff Shreeves making Harry Kane watch his dive back and commentate on it 😂 pic.twitter.com/Yf9m3TJQP5— James John (@JamesJohn2427) September 1, 2019last_img read more

San Antonio Spurs extend perfect home record

first_imgSAN ANTONIO (AP): San Antonio improved to 26-0 on home court this season by beating Orlando 107-92 on Monday night, led by a season-high 28 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs edged within four games of Golden State Warriors in the fight over the top seed in the NBA Western Conference. They also stayed four games ahead of Oklahoma City, who beat Washington, thanks to a triple double from Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had his seventh triple-double of the season as the Thunder won 114-98. Westbrook had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and got the best of his match-up with Washington point guard John Wall. Kevin Durant scored 28 points for the Thunder, who have won 11 of 12. Among other key results, Cleveland were forced to overtime at Indiana, but notched a fifth straight win, 111-106. Atlanta defeated Dallas 112-97 to move into a virtual tie with Miami for top spot in the Southeast Division. San Antonio’s Aldridge shot nine for 13 from the field to pace the Spurs. Australian Patty Mills matched a season-high with 22 points, going three for four on three-pointers. San Antonio found their defensive footing late in the third quarter to separate from Orlando. The Spurs outscored the Magic 24-8 to overcome a 70-69 deficit with 1 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored 25 points as the Cavaliers won in overtime at Indiana. LeBron James had 24 points – but only seven after half-time – with 12 rebounds, and the Cavaliers extended their lead in the Central Division to nine games and won in Indiana for the first time in six years.last_img read more

PHINEAS for Fontainbleu Trophy

first_imgWith the threat of Hurricane Matthew having ended on a positive note, yesterday’s mid-week programme, which was cancelled by CTL on Monday, has been revived by the promoters and will; be run off today.The well-supported 10-race programme, which commences a 12:40 p.m, features three trophy races. These are the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1500 metres for the Fontainbleu Trophy, the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy over 1,300 metres for $500,000 – $550,000 claiming horses and the Monica Todd Memorial Cup over 2,000 metres for $180,000 claimers.The focus of attention will definitely be on the Fontainbleu Trophy to be contested by seven starters, all of whom are enjoying good form.Included in the line-up are the consistent 7-y-o gelding PHINEAS, who shoulders joint topweight of 57.0kg with TRADITIONAL PRINCE.MORE EFFECTIVEOver this trip, however, PHINEAS is definitely the more effective, and with trainer Andrew McDonald calling up in-form rider Robert Halledeen, the son of Distorted – Winning Spirit will not go down easily.PHINEAS has won twice from five starts this season, and having finished a good third to BRAWN in the recent Saint Cecelia Cup, is in good nick for this race. With the genuine speedsters FORCE D JOUR, MOM’S STUDENT and SIR BUDGET expected to ensure a hot early pace, things should be set up nicely for PHINEAS, who won’t be far off entering the straight.This is a horse who beat none other than Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM by a head last November in the CTL Invitational Mile, and with those credentials, gets the nod over MOM’S SECRET and HOVER CRAFT.Other firm fancies on the card are the well-forward 2-y-o debutante FEARLESS SAMURAI in her first race, GIRLY GIRLY LINKS in the fourth, COLORS OF WAR over DR TRAIN in the Monica Todd Memorial Cup and SCOOP JORDYNE to score an overdue win in the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy to be contested by nine starters.last_img read more

Sterling earns point for Arnett

first_imgNewton Sterling’s 85th-minute strike saved Arnett Gardens from a third successive defeat in the Red Stripe Premier League at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday.The 2014-2015 champions, who were still smarting from back-to-back 2-0 defeats to champion Montego Bay, were 1-0 down to Reno at the Tony Spaulding Complex on Jashane Foster’s 16th-minute penalty.Sterling, who came into the game 15 minutes from the end, to loud protests from fans, silenced his critics with a towering header in the 85th minute and gave the hosts their first point in three outings.The 32-year-old striker was not distracted by the fans’ protests.He told The Gleaner that he has been representing Arnett for ten seasons now and he has never focused on the fans as he is just doing his job.”To be honest, I don’t have a reaction towards it (fans) because it’s my job to score goals. I am sorry I couldn’t get two. But what spectators say does not matter to me because you have some saying Sterling must play and you have others saying no, so it’s neither here nor there for me. I am just doing my job,” he said.However, he was pleased to help stop the team’s two-game slide.DIFFERENCES TO BE SEEN SOON”We couldn’t afford to get another one (defeat) today. The two defeats were rough. We had a draw today, so that was a positive. Hopefully, we can build on this. We had some issues that took a toll on the team, but we should have a full week, and you should see some differences in the Tivoli game next Sunday,” he added.Reno went ahead after 16 minutes when goalkeeper Damion Hyatt cut down Afiba Chambers in the box and Foster dispatched the penalty.After the break, Arnett pinned their opponents inside their half, but wasted good chances to score. Sterling’s impact was immediate when he came on as he nearly set up Ranike Anderson and then headed a cross just wide. But five minutes from time, there was nothing Reno could do when the big striker climbed above the defence to head home Lloyd’s cross.Arnett’s coach Jerome Waite said the situation was best suited for Sterling to come in when he did.”Supporters are going to have their say because they are coaches from the stands, but based on how the game was going, we thought that Sterling’s six feet four inches height would make a difference,” he said.Meanwhile, UWI (26) beat Waterhouse (11) 1-0 to move to the top of the league again, ahead of last night’s late game between Harbour View and Montego Bay United.Jamalco (13) picked up their first win in nine matches with a 2-1 win over Maverley-Hughenden (13). Tivoli (23) climbed two places to third after a 4-0 hammering of Boys’ Town (7), who remained at the bottom. The game between Humble Lion (21) and Portmore (21) was blown off at half-time because of a waterlogged field.last_img read more