The shocking Liverpool Champions League line up that will make Kopites cringe!

first_img Liverpool’s last Champions League clash was in 2009 1 Liverpool make their long-awaited return to Champions League action this week, taking on Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets, with live coverage from Anfield on talkSPORT from 7pm.For Kopites it has been a long time coming, with the five-time European champions having to view the continent’s elite from afar.Boss Brendan Rodgers will be expected to put out a strong team for his side’s return to the continent’s premier competition, a team that will look a great deal different to the last Liverpool side to feature on this stage.Five years ago, Liverpool fell 2-1 to Italian side Fiorentina in their final group game, a loss that saw the Redmen fall into the Europa League for the remainder of the season and – not that they would know it – out of the Champions League for half a decade.The club were about to embark on a sharp, downward spiral, as the Hicks and Gillett ownership went from bad to worse, and looking back at the team that the Reds put out for that last Champions League fixture, it makes grim reading.Only Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel survive in the present squad, with Glen Johnson and Lucas the only other players remaining from that era.Below is how Liverpool lined-up: Then-boss Rafael Benitez brought on Fabio Aurelio, Dani Pacheco and Fernando Torres to try to snatch victory with the match level at 1-1, but the Reds limped out of the competition after a later winner for the Italians stunned the Kop.It’s fair to say that this was hardly the line-up of a team threatening Europe’s elite, but if we compare it to how Liverpool are expected to line-up on Tuesday evening, there is far more cause for optimism, with the attacking talents of Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli expected to be unleashed, as Rodgers looks to make a statement of intent to the rest of the competition. 1 1 Liverpool v Ludogorets is live on talkSPORT from 7pm. Click here for coverage.last_img read more

Omurwa saves Mathare, Sofapaka keep chase

first_img0Shares0000Mathare United defender Johnstone Omurwa celebrates his late goal against Vihiga United during their KPL match in Kakamega on April 21, 2019. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Johnstone Omurwa scored in the last minute of play as Mathare United came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Vihiga United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Sunday afternoon.Lawrence Luvanda and Dennis Wafula had given the home side a 2-0 lead but with 10 minutes to go saw that lead chopped off. Cliff Nyakeya halved the deficit nine minutes from time with his seventh goal of the season before Omurwa ensured the slum boys travelled back with a point with a late goal.Elsewhere, Sofapaka moved top of the standings temporarily with a 1-0 win over Sony Sugar at the Awendo Stadium courtesy of Umaru Kassumba’s penalty. The victory sees Batoto ba Mungu go top with 48 points, three ahead of Gor Mahia.At the Bukhungu Stadium, Mathare who earlier in the week vowed to fight for the title despite their chances looking ever so slim went in for victory with confidence after the midweek win over Nzoia Sugar in Nairobi.But, they found themselves chasing the game with Luvanda breaking the deadlock with a delightful freekick from the edge of the box after just eight minutes.Mathare United midfielder James Kinyanjui in action against Vihiga United during their KPL match in Kakamega on April 21, 2019. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedMathare pushed for an equalizer and had late chances with Omurwa’s header from the edge of the sox yard box off a Cliff Nyakeya freekick going inches over the bar while James Kinyanjui forced the Vihiga keeper to a good save with a low shot a minute to the break.In the second half, Vihiga came in with their efforts arrowed at sealing the victory and in the 63rd minute, Mike Isabwa forced keeper Allan Owiny to a good save after connecting to a Wafula cross.Wafula took matters into his own hands four minutes later, when he side stepped Owiny to easily tap into the box after a quick change of passes with Amos Kigadi.The Mathare never say die attitude saw them fight for a point with Nyakeya getting one back nine minutes to time with a well taken shot. Omurwa then ensured the points were shared with a low shot from the edge of the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Biggest waste of money since Michael Owen’ – Newcastle fans blast Aleksandar Mitrovic

first_imgNewcastle boss Steve McClaren urged Aleksandar Mitrovic to keep his emotions under control after he was booked in his first two games for the club.But the Serbian youngster – a £12million signing from Anderlecht earlier this summer – clearly wasn’t listening to his boss as he was sent off just 15 minutes into Saturday’s clash with Arsenal.The red card looked harsh on the 20-year-old but it left Mapgies fans seething, with many blasting the player as a liability and suggesting he should not have been brought in to St James’ Park.Check out some of the best reaction on Twitter to Mitrovic’s sending off… //storify.com/talksport/newcastle-fans-blast-aleksandar-mitrovic-after-ars.js?border=false[View the story “Newcastle fans blast Aleksandar Mitrovic after Arsenal red card” on Storify] 1center_img Aleksandar Mitrovic is sent off last_img read more

WATCH: Seven-year-old footballer scores a brilliant looping volley!

first_imgCheck out this brilliant goal scored by young Irish footballer Sean McDonnell. The seven-year-old Crumlin United player showed superb skill to set himself up before volleying a looping shot over the goalkeeper’s head.If that was not enough, he even stays cool in his celebration – casually jogging back to the halfway line.  The video description suggests the youngster channelled his inner ‘Matt Le Tissier’ – do you agree?Click above to watch the video and comment below!last_img

MAN WHO PAID FOR ENVELOPE STOLE €300 FROM SHOP TILL

first_imgA man paid for an envelope from a shop in Letterkenny and then stole more than €300 from a till, a court has heard.Judge Paul Kelly has ordered a probation report on Darren Clerkin after he appeared in court charged with a number of shoplifting offences.Clerkin, 36, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a number of offences. The charges include the theft of a number of items of alcohol from various shops in Letterkenny including ALDI and Dunnes Stores in September, 2012.The court also heard that Clerkin of 4 Crerand House, Larkin’s Lane, Letterkenny, stole €300 from Donegal Stationary at Lower Main Street.He paid for an envelope but when the cash register was open he swiped a bundle of €50 notes from the cash drawer.A shop assistant was able to identify Clerkin and he admitted the offence.The court heard that Clerkin had a problem with alcohol.Judge Kelly ordered a probation report on the accused and adjourned the case.MAN WHO PAID FOR ENVELOPE STOLE €300 FROM SHOP TILL was last modified: March 26th, 2013 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) Tags:Darren ClerkinDistrict CourtDonegal Stationaryletterkennylast_img read more

CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: KAVANAGH SHOWS CLASS AGAINST LOUTH

first_imgAnother great performance from the St. Eunans man Rory Kavanagh in midfield for Donegal in the game against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: After only securing one point from the last four on offer, Donegal got back on the promotion track today with a relatively straight forward win – but they did make life hard for themselves in the second half in Ballyshannon.Having started the two previous games against Meath and Down sluggishly, today Jim McGuinness’ men were quick out of the traps and made a blistering start, out-scoring their opponents by 0-6 to 0-1 early on and this was pushed out as far as 0-12 to 0-1.Louth were only out on the field a couple of minutes before throw-in and they were extremely slow to settle once the ball was thrown in. In their pre-match warm up half an hour earlier, it was strange seeing them play small-sided games with kids-sized footballs – Donegal at the other end of the field stuck to the size fives and it showed in the first quarter with fine scores taken from Dermot Molloy and Declan Walsh amongst others. Molloy only just passed a fitness test moments before throw-in, having tweaked ligaments in his ankle in the game in Newry. Neil Gallagher didn’t make the Donegal starting line-up – he picked up a muscle strain in action for Glenswilly last weekend – although Louth had their own version playing in goal; he was a busy man with kick-outs as the home side swarmed forward at every opportunity, determined to post a big score.McGuinnessJim had been annoyed with his troops’ lack of economy in front of the posts in their last match and with two shooting drills finding their way into the warm-up routine, it was clear that they meant business in this facet of their play. Today his side managed more points in the first half (0-13) than they had managed in the entirety of either of the last two games.With Martin McElhinney unable to start and Gallagher not fit to come in as a direct swap, it was left to Christy Toye to line up alongside Rory Kavanagh in the engine room.Kavanagh in full flight against Louth: Pic Brian McDaidBoth players put in excellent displays with Kavanagh the best man on show. His fielding, surging runs forward and finishing ability make him such a good all-rounder and we saw a vintage performance today from the Eunan’s man. It is a huge credit to Toye that he has the fitness and conditioning to be able to undertake a midfield role having been on the sidelines for so long; he, just like his sidekick Kavanagh, registered a brace of points in the opening period.Aside from the absence of the emigrated Ryan Bradley, few would have thought there would be much change to the Donegal championhsip starting fifteen from last year to this. As we near the end of the league though Toye, Ryan McHugh and Odhran MacNiallais would appear to have secured their starting jerseys for the Celtic Park showdown and that turnover of players is crucial for the panel this year.McHugh came on for the second half of the game while his U-21 captain, Patrick McBrearty, started in attack; both men will be vital to Donegal’s attempt to get back into another provincial final on Wednesday night.Michael Murphy keeps possession against Louth: Pic Brian McDaidBack to today and the visitors simply had no answer to Donegal’s running game in the early stages and had only a single point to show for almost the entire first half. They picked up two black cards in their attempts to stop the Donegal waves of attack and only a late goal put some semblance of respectability on the half-time scoreboard. It was a crazy decision to let the goal stand though, with Paul Durcan being clattered as he rose to claim a high ball into his square and the Four Masters man should have been given a free out.The next phase of the game will not have pleased neither supporters nor management. Donegal seemed to canter through the third quarter and over elaborated in attack, not taking scores when they were on. The Wee County made them pay for this with two quick fire goals and an earlier free – suddenly the gap had gone from ten points to just three. This awoke the hosts from their slumber though and they replied with a major of their own – a thunderous finish to the roof of the net from substitute David Walsh after neat link up play to fashion the chance. It was a sign of the annoyance running through the team at their own sloppiness in the preceding period as any one of Molloy, the younger McHugh or Colm McFadden could have popped the ball over for a point but it was a goal they wanted. Louth kept plugging away and the movement and sharpness of their full forward line was causing problems for Donegal’s last line. The absence of old fashioned markers like Paddy McGrath, Frank McGlynn and Karl Lacey, who was taken off at half time, exposes this full-back line. Regardless of defensive templates and blanket systems, teams still need to have a few specialist defenders who can mark their man and be out in front of the ball; Neil McGee apart that was lacking at times today.Overall though the objective was to get two more points and that is exactly what Donegal did – themselves and Monaghan are out in front of the chasing pack so a draw next week in the Athletic Grounds will secure promotion and a league final place but depending on other results they may well have done enough already. An additional league outing, on the best sod in the country on Jones Road, would be welcome as it would help in getting the likes of Neil Gallagher and Paddy McGrath closer to full fitness ahead of the Derry game. That is why Donegal won’t want to rely on other results to secure their passage so it’ll be full tilt for a win next Sunday against Armagh.Donegal Christy Toye in action in midfield for Donegal in the game against Louth in Ballyshannon – Brian McDaidCATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: KAVANAGH SHOWS CLASS AGAINST LOUTH was last modified: March 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallyshannonCathal MacSuibhnedonegalGAALouthRory Kavanaghlast_img read more

LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN COONEY’S HOME AND GARDEN!

first_imgA love-struck parrot’s plan to flee its home backfired on him – when he became lovesick.The parrots are back together again.The red rumped parrot escaped its cage at the newly-opened Cooney’s Home and Garden store in Letterkenny.Staff tried all sorts of tricks to catch the colourful bird including a huge net! But the parrot managed to evade staff roosting in the eves of the store.Shoppers were left looking skywards as the noisy parrot flew overhead in the store.But owner of the store Gary Cooney revealed it was love which eventually brought the parrot back down to earth.“We tried all sorts including some lovely food but nothing would work. The bird was flying all around the shop much to the amusement of shoppers. “We knew we had to catch it and we were afraid it might escape out of the store and we didn’t want that,” he said.A plan was eventually hatched to close the store overnight but to leave the bird’s cage open overnight.Mr Cooney thought his plan had backfired when the female parrot also fled the cage.But love worked in mysterious ways when the pair soon fled back to their cage for a cosy reunion!Mr Cooney added “It proves that males, even male parrots, can’t last very long without their partners. “We’re just delighted they’re back together and we’re going to be more careful in future when opening the cages.”The brand new Cooney’s Home and Garden store in Letterkenny.LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN COONEY’S HOME AND GARDEN! was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cooney’s Home and Garden storeescapedletterkennyparrotlast_img read more

Govt waste plan needed to tackle littering in Donegal – Councillor

first_imgCalls have been made on the government to put effective measures in place in order to tackle waste in Ireland in a fair effect way.It comes after a report t into Ireland’s waste revealed that less than half of litter fines issued by local authorities between 2012 and 2017 were paid.The report from the environmental charity VOICE Ireland follows a 10-month investigation into how local authorities are managing and Ireland’s public waste and tackling litter. Speaking on the matter, Cllr Patrick McGowan said a long term plan needed to be developed before waste contractors will be able to charge what they want.He said: ” New legislation is needed immediately to tackle littering and the government needs to develop a long term plan for dealing with waste management.Waste contractors will soon be free to charge whatever they want when the present legislation is fully implemented.“The way is opened for large multinational investment companies and large waste collection companies to move in and take over ever County leaving them free then to increase charges at will.” Govt waste plan needed to tackle littering in Donegal – Councillor was last modified: May 18th, 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

Facebook, Google & Twitter Unite for World AIDS Day Around the Web

first_imgDecember 1 marks World AIDS Day, and every major social site around the Internet has come together to spread awareness about the disease, its transmission and available treatments.Thanks to efforts from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube, AIDS is a more visible topic today than perhaps at any other point in the history of World AIDS Day. Read on to see what each site has done and the impact this joint campaign is having on users.YouTube Live Streams a Concert with Alicia KeysIn partnership with the singer’s foundation, Keep a Child Alive, YouTube is live streaming an Alicia Keys concert starting at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific. The site is also asking suers to donate $5 toward medication and other support for these sufferers.The site is also hosting and promoting this video about the Lazarus Effect, the seemingly miraculous results seen in HIV/AIDS patients given two pills of a specific medication – pills that are available at just 40 cents a day: Flickr Asks How Users Are Living With AIDSIn a blog post and a group dedicated to those living with HIV/AIDS, Flickr asked its community of users to print a PDF emblazoned with the words “Facing AIDS” and incorporate it in a photograph to share with the world as part of an initiative with AIDS.gov. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odell Related Posts Facebook, Google and Twitter Go (RED)Both Facebook and Google have announced they’re working with (RED), a brand that helps raise awareness and money for the fight against AIDS in Africa. Google set up a page just for today’s events for users to learn more about the global effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, to find volunteer opportunities in their area, to get involved with the ONE Campaign, to purchase (RED) products as holiday gifts and to unite with others at the Global Network of People Living with HIV.Facebook asked users to change their profile pictures to (RED)-themed avatars, shop for (RED) products and join the (RED) Facebook page.And Twitter, our generation’s megaphone, encouraged users to tweet certain terms, @usernames and hashtags, which would turn tweets red and have certain outcomes. For example, for tweets containing #red, @joinred, 40 cents, AIDS, World AIDS Day, HIV and #laceupsavelives would change the color of the text and help raise awareness with users across the site.At press time, AIDS, HIV and World AIDS Day were all trending topics on Twitter. The site is also offering a red profile theme. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote that the site would be partnering with (PRODUCT)RED to raise funds, and 100 percent of funds raised would be used to help AIDS sufferers in Africa.What Does a Social Media Campaign for AIDS Really Do?In a Facebook blog post, (RED) CEO Susan Smith Ellis wrote, “Our success is very much owed to the emerging world of social media that exploded, just when we needed it. Like social media itself, with (RED) the power is not so much in the act of one individual but in the incredible power of the collective acts of individuals. In just over three years, over 1.5 million people have joined (RED) via a range of social media.”Indeed, today’s efforts are a testament to the collective power of social media – and the power of all platforms united in the name of a single causeSo, what does all this social media buzz do for real-world sufferers and their families?Ellis wrote of the (RED) campaign, “In three year… people’s choices have resulted in $140 million being contributed to the Global Fund, with 100 percent of that money going directly to helping fight AIDS in Africa. Millions of people like you together have created this impact.“But it’s bigger than dollars. This money flows directly to AIDS grants that have already reached more than four million people with testing, counseling, AIDS treatment and services – programs that truly change lives.”last_img read more

Top 10 Most Popular Open Source Applications in the Enterprise (Maybe)

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… This is an interesting list because it uses support data instead of downloads as a measure of an application’s popularity. And the list is mostly what we’d expect: Apache, MySQL and Subversion are all represented. But since OpenLogic isn’t the only provider of support for open source applications, this list might not be entirely accurate.JBoss Application ServerTomcatApache HTTP ServerHibernate CoreSpring FrameworkStrutsMySQL Community ServerSubversionAntLog4jAre there any glaring omissions?Open source in the enterprise has gained traction in recent years, as we’ve discussed before. Related Posts OpenLogic provides enterprise support for a variety of open source software projects. Today the company published a list of the ten applications that its customers purchased support for most frequently. klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more