Recognising a champion: Tribute to Shiv Chanderpaul

first_imgDear Editor,Guyanese cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a former captain of the West Indies team, will be awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws later this year by my alma mater, the University of the West Indies (UWI). It is a deserving appreciation for an unsung hero, who was denied the chance to become the leading test scorer in West Indies cricket, and “forced to retire.”His career was unceremoniously derailed by Dave Cameron and the WICB’s whimsical and spiteful actions. The left-handed batsman scored 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries in an illustrious career of 164 Tests, to end at the second place in the list of all-time West Indies run-scorers, 86 runs short of legendary Brian Lara with 11,953 runs.After all, this is the man who personified longevity and tenacity, surviving while 519 Test batsmen perished at the other end, and sharing a record 771 different partnerships in Tests, worthy world records that speak volumes about his durability and dependability.Rahul Dravid, the Indian “Wall”, is next, but quite some distance behind at 453 Test dismissals at the other wicket, and 738 partnerships. Yet, Chanderpaul has rarely been given deserving accolades, like Dravid and Tendulkar. “That guy with the most Test matches for the West Indies, playing for over 20 years, I don’t think people in the West Indies understand exactly his contribution,” the great Brian Lara acknowledges, reminding us that Shiv was instrumental in his many batting feats, and felt his compatriot deserved to go past his record for the most Test runs by a West Indian.Many cricket pundits have told me that if their lives depended on the professional application and dedication of a batsman to combat, survive the best bowling, and keep his wicket intact, they would choose Shiv Chanderpaul, and then Dravid. Indeed, Shiv famously faced 1,051 deliveries against India in 2002 without being dismissed, batting for 1,513 minutes. He was the consummate professional, blessed with the heart of a lion.Brett Lee knocked him out cold when he “could not feel anything, and could not stand or move any limb,” with a fast, vicious bouncer; yet Chanderpaul refused the stretcher, and was up and running in a few minutes, and even went on to score a brave century.Such was his dedication to his craft that he is the only international batsman I know who used dark stickers below his eyes, as anti-glare patches used to reduce light entering the peripheral area of the eyes, so that he could bat and field without being affected by the sun’s glare. Such attention to minute detail in his improvement and comfort as a cricketer defines the man appropriately called “Tiger.”Shiv has been the rock and anchor of the West Indies since 1994, an unlikely yet worthy Atlas, and has been one of the Caribbean’s most accomplished yet unsung heroes. Chanderpaul’s first Test century came in his 19th match, a testimony to his application and determination, after scoring as many as 15 half centuries in the previous 18 matches. He spent most of the initial phase of his career under the shadows of the legendary Lara, and became a lone warrior after Lara and Sarwan had retired.With a humble background from Unity, a small fishing village in Guyana, Shiv became the people’s star of David and Goliath vintage, whose struggles and ultimate successes reflected their daily struggles to overcome the odds, the proverbial underdog defeating social and economic barriers that suppressed them.His batting stance has been described as being ‘crab-like’ and ugly to watch, but those who tolerate this degrading and unfair assessment palpably fail to appreciate that he honed his technique to make the very best of what God gave him, and made up for deficits overwhelmingly in other areas. It is this single-minded dedication and adaptability that made him the champion and master he is today.Shiv did not have the genius of Rohan Kanhai or Sir Gary Sobers; the power of Sir Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge or Clive Lloyd; the dominance of Roy Fredericks; the technique of Alvin Kallicharran; or the finesse of Carl Hooper, Lawrence Rowe or Ramnaresh Sarwan, but the statistical achievements he accumulated that determines how a batsman is measured — runs, centuries, averages — surpassed theirs. This is not to say he was better in the wider context by which batsmen are assessed, but it ensures that one cannot deny his status among the greats of the game.Those who are critical of his doggedness fail to appreciate that he was often the lone warrior in many lost causes at a time when West Indian cricket sank to unfathomable depths; and responsibility forced him to eschew glamour and style for dependability, audacity for attrition. Like all the great players, the breadth and depth of his achievements provide sound rebuttals, considering that Chanderpaul has the record for the 4th fastest Test century, off just 67 balls against the worthy visiting Australians in 2002. In 2008, he hit a four and a six against the bowling of Chaminda Vaas, with 10 needed off two balls to win a One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka.He also created history with Sarwan when they combined to help West Indies chase down a 418-run target at Antigua in 2003 against Australia, scoring 105 and 104 runs each. He was named the captain of the team to face the visiting South Africans in 2005, and celebrated it by becoming only the second player to make a double-century on debut as a Test captain, scoring an unbeaten 200 in Guyana.Another absolutely stunning record Chanderpaul holds is that of being stumped for the first time after having batted in 266 innings, and he has batted with as many as 82 different Test partners.When I interviewed him about the reason for his longevity and success, he told me, “I have an immense skill and unique gift – concentration, a divine gift bestowed by Lord Shiva.”Ian Bishop, now an international cricket commentator, said it best in tribute to Chanderpaul, 2008 Wisden Cricketer of the Year, “I played several Test series with him (Shiv), and have seen more esteemed team-mates shrink in the face of the fastest bowling, but never Chanderpaul…That no other West Indian managed a score of more than 60 in the Tests speaks of the yawning gap between his skill, commitment and experience – and theirs.”Yours respectfully,Albert Baldeolast_img read more

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Disrespect for Amerindians – APNU/AFC must apologise

first_imgDear Editor,Amerindian Toshaos are in Georgetown for the National Amerindian Toshaos Council (NTC) 2019. As is practice, the Government provides boarding and lodging for the Amerindian leaders during the meeting. Complaints have emerged that the Amerindian leaders are housed in a city hotel, considered by most people as a “short-time” hotel. Some of the leaders, including many female leaders, have complained that they have been housed in substandard conditions, with beds and mattresses that are filthy and small, rooms often with no running water, or running water that is smelly, brown and dirty. While they are housed in substandard conditions, the illegal Government Ministers are living in luxury, travelling around the world, staying at posh hotels. Those not travelling are musing themselves at the Marriot and other posh places, at taxpayers expenses. It is truly disrespectful and disgraceful.Before 2015, Cheddi Jagan, Sam Hinds, Janet Jagan, Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar— former Presidents— attended every one of the NTC meetings. David Granger disrespectfully has not attended all of the NTCs between 2015 and 2018. But he made sure he attended NTC 2019, even as an illegal President, because elections are coming up and he wants the Amerindian votes. From day 1 of NTC 2019, Granger and his colleagues have treated the Amerindian leaders with total disrespect and sheer callousness. Granger had invited the leaders to a reception at State House for Friday, but having learnt that Bharrat Jagdeo had invited them to a reception at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on Monday evening, Granger brought forward his reception to the same Monday, clashing with the Jagdeo reception. The generous Amerindian leaders attended both receptions. Many went first to Granger’s reception, expecting dinner. Instead, other than some snacks, there was no dinner. Thankfully, the Amerindian leaders had a sumptuous dinner at the Jagdeo reception.The change in timing for the Granger reception was disrespectful to the Amerindian leaders, but the disrespect was amplified when the Government team refused to provide transportation for the Amerindians to go to their hotel first to freshen up before they went to the Granger reception. This shows callousness, not just disrespect. But the disrespect with which the Amerindians have been treated this week is even more egregious because it happened while fellow Amerindian leaders like Sydney Allicock, Dawn Hastings-Williams, George Norton and Garido-Lowe were complicit in the betrayal.Yet, APNU/AFC’s disrespect for Amerindian leaders is just a continuation of the disrespect for Amerindians over a long time. We cannot forget Sydney Allicock’s insult to Amerindians during the opening of Amerindian Heritage Month 2019 when he chastised Amerindians for being unreasonable and greedy for simply asking for their land titles, part of their fundamental rights. The same Allicock has sided with persons like Eric Philips and Keith Scott who have consistently sought to derail Amerindian Land Rights. Allicock has been stone-silent as APNU/AFC stalled or even completely abandoned the demarcation and titling of Amerindian lands. Joe Harmon lied when he promised on February 22, 2019, in Sand Creek, Region 9, that Amerindian land demarcation and titling would restart in March 2019, but Allicock made no mention of this.This same Allicock, who is now begging for votes, insulted, disowned and betrayed Amerindians in October 2017, during a meeting of the NTC, when he shamelessly rebuked the Toshaos for objecting to Granger’s appointment of a Land Commission of Inquiry to, among other things, study the demand of certain Afro-Guyanese organisations for rights to ancestral land. Incidentally, this is the same Allicock who in June 2017, defended Keith Scott, who had called Amerindians greedy and avaricious for demanding “so much land” and who had disavowed the founding principles of Indigenous affairs, now regarded as a right – Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).In fact, the betrayal of Amerindians started soon after May 2015. Allicock, together with other senior PNC operatives in the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples, such as Mervyn Williams and Martin Cheong, disbanded the then very successful Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) Unit. The AMT Unit was fired because from the very inception Allicock and his PNC Amerindian colleagues at the Ministry were tools for APNU/AFC to stop the demarcation and titling of Amerindian lands. In fact, funds for demarcation and land titling, acquired and allocated by the PPP ($US10.7M from the REDD+ GRIF Project), were then squandered, for other non-related activities.Not only has APNU/AFC, through Allicock’s Ministry, instituted a de facto cease order on titling of Amerindian lands, there has also been a corresponding intrusion into Amerindian communities, reducing lands available to Amerindians and abrogating their fundamental rights. In converting Lethem, Mabaruma and Bartica into townships and in creation of NDCs in Amerindian communities, without FPIC, boundaries have been extended encroaching on Amerindian lands. This diminution of Amerindian lands and change of governance collide with the Amerindian Act 2006. Allicock has been the instrument for this hatchet job on Amerindian Rights, guaranteed in Guyana’s Constitution and in the Amerindian Act 2006. Furthermore, Allicock, Dawn Hastings, George Norton, Garrido-Lowe and Mervyn Williams have stood silently as APNU/AFC utilised other laws, such as the forestry and mining legislations, to breach the Amerindian Act 2006, robbing them of sub-surface benefits.The disrespect so visible at NTC 2019 is not new. It has been evident before and since May 2015. When APNU/AFC voted against the budgetary allocations for the Amerindian Development Fund and the upgrading of hinterland airstrips in 2014, APNU and the AFC disrespected the Amerindians. After May 2015, when they dismissed more than 2000 community development officers in Amerindian communities, it was an assault on Amerindian dignity. This is the track record of APNU/AFC and the NTC 2019 disrespect is just another visible assault on Amerindians by APNU/AFC.Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

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Local swimmers excel in secondary events

first_imgDaniel Colvin shook off a slow start in the 100 free to win in 48.79 and added a victory in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.52. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Highland of Palmdale sophomore Sara Pino, a Div. IV finalist a year ago, won going away in the girls’ 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley in her first competition of the season. And Highland senior Billy Bishop, a Masters meet qualifier last season in the boys’ 50free, competed only in the 100 backstroke and relays, deciding to scratch the 100 butterfly after recovering from a recent illness. LANCASTER – Although many of the Antelope Valley’s top swimmers were competing in their secondary events Saturday at Eastside Pool, they weren’t going to be content with second-place finishes at the Knight of Palmdale Invitational. Palmdale sophomore Mary Brown, the reigning Southern Section Div. IV girls’ 50-yard freestyle champion, demonstrated her versatility by adding a convincing victory in the 100backstroke. center_img “It’s all about the Quartz Hill meet. That’s what I’m getting ready for,” said Bishop, who also helped Highland defeat the rival Rebels in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. “But this was good for me to get some work in.” Highland also won the 200medley and 400 free relays on the girls’ side, with Pino teaming with Ashley Cecil, Shannon Emmons and Jenna Poitras. Cecil added a victory in the 100free (57.13), finishing ahead of Lancaster’s Falicia Mazzella (58.57). Aside from the dominance of the Golden League competitors, two of the most impressive swimmers were Paraclete of Lancaster’s Natalia Orellano and Brittany Shoengarth. Orellano won the 500 free (6:07.02) and took second in the 200 free (2:18.77), and Shoengarth finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:06.45) and third in the 200 IM (2:26.42). Britney Blankenship was the lone individual winner for Quartz Hill, capturing the 100butterfly in 1:01.41. Blankenship finished third in the 100backstroke. The Rebels had the only two multiple-event winners in the boys’ competition, with Dan Tran outlasting Burroughs of Ridgecrest’s Arturo Ochoa 1:56.68 to 1:58.94 in the 200free, and following it up with a strong performance in the 200IM (2:09.63) to complete the impressive double. last_img read more

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Changing course

first_imgTHE killing blow for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s legislative attempt at taking control of the LAUSD came with the state Court of Appeal throwing his AB 1381 out cold. While Villaraigosa still has the option of appealing to the state Supreme Court, this particular attempt at oversight of the Los Angeles Unified School District is effectively dead. But that doesn’t mean school reform is dead. The mayor just needs a new strategy. And the one that makes the most sense is through the Board of Education itself. Villaraigosa already has two reform supporters on the seven-member board – Monica Garcia and Yolie Flores. With luck, he will have two more – and a majority – after the May 15 runoff. But it will take more than luck to get reformer Tamar Galatzan elected over incumbent Jon Lauritzen. Villaraigosa must now focus his political power on getting his two candidates elected. With the right leadership running the school board, the kind of reform that the mayor seeks to improve Los Angeles’ public education can be done, no matter the fate of 1381. 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

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Is Wenger losing it? Listen as Arsenal boss turns angrily on the media

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned on the media on Friday morning, blasting their continued criticism of him and and his team as “very, very, very, very boring”.The Frenchman also threatened to walk out of the press conference when questioned about Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.Wenger has taken flak from all corners this week following his side’s Champions League defeat by Olympiakos,  with former Manchester United captain Roy Keane labelling the team as ”weak”, ”soft” and ”lacking winners”.In the aftermath of that setback he responded angrily to questions about his decision to leave out Petr Cech in favour of David Ospina, who subsequently dropped a corner over the goalline.And Wenger’s mood had not improved as he faced the press ahead of this Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester United.“You come to the game, you judge the game and you assess if I am right or wrong. I never critiqued that, I accept your judgement of how the team played and your assessment, but I don’t have to give you all the information I have to make my decisions,” the Arsenal manager said.“If you have any interesting questions for Sunday’s game I can answer, but apart from that let’s not come back always to the same story.“You have not watched well the game on Tuesday night. You come always with that same story… you can put the goalkeeper you want in the goal, he can make a mistake, you have to accept that. It’s down to everybody. But if you have watched the game and you come down to the conclusion that we lost the game because of Ospina, I question your knowledge of football.“I make the decision that is right on the day and I am accountable on the results of my team and the way we play football.”And when asked to respond to Mourinho’s comments last week that only one manager in the Premier League not under pressure, Wenger replied: “Look, stop that story or we stop the press conference.“I think you lack a bit of creativity in the press at the moment, that you follow a bandwagon that is very very, very, very boring. I don’t go along with that.”last_img read more

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Former Canyon star jailed in cop assault

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“He turned on the deputies and took a swing,” O’Neill said. “They pepper-sprayed him twice, but that had no effect.” Deputies shot Williams with a stun gun when he tried to walk into the nearby Mervyn’s department store, but he pulled out the small wires from the gun blast, punched a deputy in the face and continued into the store, where he scuffled again with deputies, O’Neill said. A second Taser gun shot did nothing as Williams continued to fight, injuring a second deputy, who suffered a cut to the elbow that required stitches. Results of drug tests performed once he was arrested were not yet available Tuesday. A court hearing was held Monday to determine if Williams is competent to stand trial with a ruling expected July 6. Meanwhile he is being held at the Men’s Central Jail. O’Neill said that Williams was on probation for a prior conviction of disturbing the peace in a May 2005 incident. VALENCIA – Former high school football star Justin Williams, a 2004 All-Southern Section running back at Canyon, was arrested last week and is being held on two felony assault charges, including an attack on a sheriff’s deputy. Williams, 20, was arrested May 28 shortly after he walked into the Valencia Acura showroom acting erratically, then continued the behavior after he was told to leave, authorities said. “He walked out into the middle of the street, dancing and waving his shirt, flagging cars as they went by,” sheriff’s Detective Pat O’Neill said Tuesday. Deputies tried to stop Williams and talk with him, but he became combative. “When I found out about it, I was shocked,” said family friend Ric Bailey, a Canyon High equipment manager when Williams was on the team. “I helped Justin and kind of baby-sat him during his senior year.” Williams’ mother refused to comment. Several of Williams’ former teammates were surprised to hear of his arrest. “It just bothers me more that something went wrong that led to all this,” former quarterback Nate Longshore said. “People make mistakes but that doesn’t really say much about the past or the future. What I feel most bad about is what must have led up to this.” “Hopefully it’s not true, but if it is … I don’t know,” former receiver Sean Coen said. As a senior, Williams rushed for 1,439 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661)257-5218 carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want 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

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Nelson Ssenkatuka: We will respect Proline in the final

first_imgSsenkatuka scored the winning penalty against Express on Thursday. Tags: bright starsExpress FCFUFA Uganda Cup 2018/19James AnguJohn RevitaNelson Ssenkatukaproline fctop WANKULUKUKU – Bright Stars reached their first ever Uganda Cup final on Thursday afternoon.The Mwerere based side overcame Express FC 3-2 on penalties after a pulsating 180 minutes of football that ended in an aggregate stalemate of 2-2.In the second leg, the two sides drew 1-1 at Wankuluku, an identical result to that in the first leg in Mwerere.Express Captain John Revita put the hosts ahead, converting a free kick from 30 yards after Brian Umony was fouled.Ten minutes to the end of the game, substitute James Angu rose highest to node home the equalizer which saw the scores level at 1-1 after 90 minutes.In the shootout, Express missed three penalties with Michael Birungi, Davis Mayanja and Sadiq Ssekyembe all missing their spots. Only John Revita and Disan Galiwango convert their kicks.With Bright Stars having missed only two of their first four kicks, up stepped captain Nelson Ssenkatuka who calmly slotted in the winner to see his side reach a first ever major final.Bright Stars’ players celebrate after defeating Express on Thursday. Moments after scoring the winning penalty, Ssenkatuka was quick to express his joy.“It feels great to lead Bright Stars to their first ever Uganda Cup final, noted Ssenkatuka after the game.“It was also our first ever semi-final and we played very well to reach out first final.“We have worked hard and God has helped us and in the end, we have managed to do it.About beating the record champions-Express to reach the final and scoring the winning penalty, Ssenkatuka had this to say;“Which ever team it was, our goal was about reaching the final.“It doesn’t matter whether i scored the winning penalty or not. We did it as a team, had to win this semi final and thanks to God, we did.Bright Stars will now face Big League Proline FC in the final.Like the Stars, Proline who defeated Kyetume 4-3 on penalties last Sunday, have also never played in the final.Proline are also into their first ever final.Inspite of the fact that Proline is a second tier side, Ssenkatuka believes they will give them (Proline) the respect they deserve and not take them (Proline) for granted.“We shouldn’t undermine them because they have eliminated several big teams like Vipers and Onduparaka on their way to the final and they are doing well in the Big League, noted the former KCCA FC and Proline striker.“They are headed to the top tier and i expect a good contest.Bright Stars are currently enjoying their best season as they managed 41 points in the League, their most since promotion to the top tier in 2012.Asked whether he thinks the team is going through their best ever season, Ssenkatuka was quick to agree.“This is our best season as we have achieved our best ever points tally in the season and now we are into the final of the Uganda Cup.“All in all, this is indeed our best ever season and we will be hoping to make it even better by winning the cup.The final of the Uganda Cup will be played on the 25th of May at the Masaka Recreational Grounds.Express and Vipers are the record winners of the competition, having won it 10 times each.Last season’s winners KCCA FC were eliminated at the round of 16 by Tooro FC.Comments last_img read more

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Cranes confident ahead of Somalia second leg

first_imgCHAN 2020 Qualifiers – Return LegUganda vs Somalia (Agg: 3-1)StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Saturday, 03-07-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes will be hoping to ensure qualification when they take on Somalia in the return leg of the CHAN 2020 Qualifiers.Abdallah Mubiru’s side have a commanding lead in the tie having defeated their counterparts 3-1 in the first leg played in Djibouti.However, they are not taking Somalia for granted as Mubiru thinks they have not yet qualified.“We have not yet qualified so we need to fight hard for 90 minutes, play good and conquer Somalia, noted Mubiru ahead of the game.“However, i am confident that the players we have will enable us win the game.Mubiru took over the interim Cranes coaching role after the departure of Sebastien Desabre following Uganda’s exit from the Africa Cup of Nations 2019.The Police FC tactician has now been with the team for three weeks, a period he thanks God for.“We are now ready and grateful that we have finished our preparations for the Somalia game, continued the former Vipers SC and KCCA FC coach.“We thank God for enabling us to get the time to prepare.“The team is in good condition which gives us confidence that we shall be able to compete ably with our opponents.The Cranes entered into the tie as overwhelming favourites to progress to the next round and have so far not disappointed.The only issue that has bothered them is that they will miss two important players for the return leg.The Cranes will be without two important players for Saturday’s game.Eversince they returned from the first leg, defender Timothy Awany and midfielder Tadeo Lwanga have not been part of the team. The duo who are on the verge of completing moves away from Uganda have been deemed ineligible to feature.Awany is set to move to Israel’s Ashdod while Lwanga is understood to be finalizing a deal with an unnamed Egyptian side.With the two off the team, Proline FC’s Mustafa Mujuzi has been handed the captain’s armband and he claims the team is ready to win the game and contest.“We are ready to win the game because we are all in good shape and we are following closely the tactics given to us by the technical team, said Mujuzi after Friday’s last training.For Somalia, they have a mountain to climb that is if they are to upset the odds and qualify.They have never reached the CHAN finals’ and must have felt hard done by the draws after landing Uganda.They have been in the country since Thursday and held their last training at Lugogo on Friday afternoon.Match FactsUganda and Somalia rarely meet despite featuring in the same region. Since 2009, the two nations have met just three times.In those three meetings, one of which was in a friendly and another at CECAFA Cup, Uganda has three victories while Somalia have not tasted a win.Uganda has scored 11 goals in the two games whilst conceding just one.Somalia heads into the game having lost all of their last five CHAN qualifiers. In those games, they have conceded 13 goals whilst scoring just two.For Uganda, they have won only one of their last 5 CHAN games including both the finals and qualification (D1 L3).However, in qualification, the Cranes have lost just one of their past five (W3 D1).The Cranes probable lineupCharles Lukwago (gk), Paul Willa, John Revita, Mustafa Mujuzi (c), Mustapha Kizza, Saddam Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Kyambadde, Allan Kayiwa, Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu.Comments Tags: abdallah mubiruAllan Kayiwaallan kyambaddeallan okelloCHAN 2020charles lukwagoJohn RevitaMustafa MujuziMustapha KizzaMuzamir Mutyabapatrick kadduPaul Willasaddam jumaSomliatadeo lwangaTimothy AwanytopUganda Craneslast_img read more

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Man Utd fans on Twitter react to QPR’s interest in Goss

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesManchester United fans on Twitter have been reacting largely with dismay to news that QPR want to sign Sean Goss on a permanent deal.West London Sport revealed on Tuesday that Rangers are interested in the 21-year-old, who has been described as having attributes similar to Michael Carrick.And after standing out in recent Under-23s games, a number of United supporters are not keen for the club to let him go…Goss is 21, but he can do sooo much better than QPR. Convinced that he would’ve made his debut had he not picked up that damn injury— Nicole ΑΩ (@NickiDupre) January 17, 2017Selling Sean Goss w/out giving him a chance would be very disappointingReady made replacement for CarrickJust needs 1st team chance #mufc— Michael (@mrmickeybee1966) January 17, 2017Sean Goss can make it to the first team. He’s real quality. Carrick-esque. Will only improve with time 👍#MUFC #Academy— Kunal Srivastava (@Kunal_sri92) January 17, 2017If @SeanGoss and his magic left wand signs anything other than a loan deal im going to cry— Ryan Jackson (@RyanJacko21) January 18, 2017Goss appears ever popular with #MUFC fan and as recent as last night has been making his mark on U23 gamesHope it’s a loan move #MUFC— RedReveal (@RedReveal) January 17, 2017Would be disappointed to see Sean Goss leave #mufc on a permanent deal but can understand why he would. Good enough for senior football now.— Tom Simpson (@TomMUFC8) January 17, 2017QPR fans, meanwhile, have been more preoccupied with the club’s search for a striker.Rangers have had offers of £1.2m and £1.5m for Rotherham’s Danny Ward rejected – and some supporters want to see their interest end there, rather than go in with a further bid of £2m-plus.If #QPR bid more than £2m for Ward it’s a joke that money could be invested in Matty Taylor who is a hotter prospect!— Dale H (@DaleH_21) January 18, 2017Not sure Danny Ward’s goal scoring record justifies a fee of £2m+.— Jack (@JackM_QPR) January 18, 2017If we’re bidding over £2m for Danny Ward, I might just call it a day. Like him, Rate him & would take him, But not at that price #QPR #QPRFC— Ash (@_Ash_94_) January 18, 2017Can we bin off going for this danny ward now and go for someone thats been scoring goals consistently the past few years— Mark Dudfield (@duddaz87) January 18, 2017See also:QPR have offer for Man Utd midfielder acceptedQPR set to confirm signing of Man Utd midfielder   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Kurtenbach: Why the Warriors aren’t stressing about James Harden

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Whenever the Rockets are done embarrassing themselves by leaking reports that they were robbed in last year’s Western Conference Finals, perhaps they’ll get to the business at hand: this year’s second-round playoff series.Kevin Durant and the Warriors will be waiting.Lost amid Houston’s lamentable on-court histrionics and off-court cries of a vast league conspiracy is the fact that the Warriors’ star …last_img read more

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