Premier League diary: Down at the Palace, Moose can eat like a king!

first_img 6 Armed with supplies, I then watched Palace comfortably go on and win the game 2-0 before seeing Neil Warnock for the first time since May. I know what you’re thinking, how lucky Neil was to avoid me for four months –  there, I got it in first before the editor!After speaking to Neil, I noticed Palace’s players coming off after their warm down… There was time for a quick spot of lunch – lasagne – with Ray Houghton (Was there any left for Ray?! – Ed) and then a chat with Leicester defender Danny Simpson. I can’t remember exactly what he said to me (“Clear off and leave me alone?” – Ed) as he made his way to the dressing room, but trust me it wasn’t an angry confrontation (Judging by the look on his face, we’ll have to take your word for that! – Ed). 6 Leicester arrived at about 1.20pm – it’s normal for away teams to arrive about 90 minutes before kick-off. Straight away I caught up with my friend Kevin Phillips, who was making his first return to Selhurst Park since leaving earlier this year. Of course, it was his goal in the 2013 Play-Off Final which earned Palace their Premier League status, so for him it was always going to be a special afternoon. After a watchable first half I was among the first down to the Press Room to dive into the pies and sandwiches. (We pretty much knew that already, didn’t we? You’d beat Usain Bolt to the buffet table! – Ed) 6center_img Another week, another Premier League press box, and another free feed. It’s the diary of Moose’s season…I used to enjoy the banter with Neil Warnock when he was Alan Brazil’s breakfast co-host on talkSPORT, and on Saturday I got to see his Crystal Palace team in the flesh for the first time since he took over at Selhurst Park.You have to arrive early at Palace to bag a car park spot, and I arrived at the same time as James McArthur, who I’ve known for a while. James has been brilliant since moving to south London and seemed pleased to see a friendly face. 6 6 6 Not sure why so many of the players felt the need to scratch themselves, maybe someone in the press box had given them the itch (insert own Moose allergy joke here…).last_img read more

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IPL 2019: R Ashwin pulls out of delivery twice. Was he trying to Mankad Saha?

first_imgKings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin stopped twice in his delivery stride in his first over against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad on Monday. R Ashwin, who had stirred up a storm when he Mankaded Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler earlier in IPL 2019, pulled out of his delivery twice.However, Wriddhiman Saha was well within his crease on both occasions. It was not clear whether he was trying to warn Saha to stay behind the delivery crease or stop David Warner from playing the switch-hit.After he stopped for the second time, the umpire had a chat with R Ashwin.David Warner hit R Ashwin for a six in the first delivery of the over – the final before the powerplay – as Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a rapid start against Kings XI Punjab.Against Delhi Capitals, R Ashwin had appeared to warn Shikhar Dhawan and the batsman responded with a little dance in the next delivery.During KXIP’s defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli had seemingly mocked R Ashwin after he caught the KXIP skipper out in the deep.The likes of Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen had slammed R Ashwin over his Mankading of Jos Buttler.In an interview with AajTak, R Ashwin said his conscience was clear after the Mankading incident.You can debate about it. It’s up to people’s perception what they believe it is,” Ashwin told AajTak. “But to me, like I said, it’s all about conscience. Before some 10 years, there was a rule wherein you warn somebody and then do it.advertisement”See, there have been even debates about whether I waited for him to leave the crease. But what people don’t understand is I hadn’t even reached the crease when he started walking away. Once I complete my action, I can’t go down and hit the stumps.”I will have to wait and then only flip the stumps. It makes no sense to me. There will be no end to this. People will keep giving their opinions,” he said.Also Read | R Ashwin opens up on Mankading row: People will keep giving opinionslast_img read more

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Scheer Singh campaign in their parties regions of relative strength

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are campaigning today in their parties’ historic strongholds.Scheer promoted the Conservatives’ pledge to build a national energy corridor during a morning stop in Edmonton, where he also took the stage with an old friend: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.Scheer, who will visit Saskatoon later in the day, urged cheering supporters to help his party win a handful of ridings in Alberta that the party lost in the 2015 election.Singh made an announcement aboard a ferry en route to Vancouver from the NDP’s critical battleground of Vancouver Island, where he’s been campaigning for the last couple of days.He says an NDP government would provide an additional $30 million of federal funding towards British Columbia’s ferry system to help provide more services and to lower costs for commuters.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s tour has no scheduled public events today, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is campaigning on Vancouver Island and People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier will attend a fundraiser in his Quebec riding of Beauce.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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