Poll: Carl Jenkinson or Aaron Cresswell – who had the biggest nightmare this weekend?

first_imgAfter both West Ham defenders were culpable of defensive errors leading to goals in the Hammers’ defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend, the Drive boys want to know your thoughts… 1 Carl Jenkinson last_img

£57m La Liga star, 18-goal star, and more! Five forwards Manchester United could sign on deadline day

first_img 3. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – Click the right arrow for more targets… – According to the Sunday Express, United have made an enquiry to Atletico Madrid about the Frenchman’s availability. His release clause is an eye-watering £57m but United have the cash in the bank to make this deal possible. With just two days of the transfer window remaining, Atletico will be reluctant to let their star forward leave but a big-money offer could prove too tempting to turn down. 5 Manchester United flattered to deceive in the Premier League yet again on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Swansea City. Despite taking the lead through Juan Mata, United left the Liberty Stadium with nothing after goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis condemned them to defeat. Wayne Rooney missed a gilt-edge chance to snatch a draw late on but United once again looked toothless in attack. As the transfer period enters its final hours, talkSPORT take a look at five strikers the Red Devils could buy to solve their goalscoring woes. Who do you think Louis van Gaal should try to sign before the transfer window closes? Share your thoughts…  5 5 2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow for more targets… – He might not be an out-and-out striker, but the Welsh wizard would represent the superstar attacking signing United fans are craving. The Sunday Express have reported that Bale could be included in a deal that sees David De Gea go the other way. A deal this summer appears unlikely given Bale’s impressive start to the season with Real Madrid but United have been long-term admirers of the former Tottenham man. 5 4. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) – Click the right arrow for more targets… – At the start of the summer, United would have set their sights on a more high-profile signing than the QPR man. But desperate times call for desperate measures and Austin’s return of 18 goals in the Premier League last season should not be ignored. West Ham and Crystal Palace have been strongly linked with 26-year-old but have yet to submit a suitable offer to QPR and United may be tempted to capitalise on other clubs’ hesitancy. 5 Could Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani join Manchester United? Click the right arrow for more targets… – He’s no Neymar, but a late swoop for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani would surely get Man United fans excited. According to the Guardian, United expressed an interest in the Uruguayan striker earlier this summer and after their unconvincing start to the season, the Red Devils could make a late bid for the 28-year-old. 5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) – The Swede would be open to a move to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Daily Mail and reports suggest the forward is becoming increasingly unsettled with life at Paris Saint-Germain. Despite having a controversial relationship with Louis van Gaal, Ibrahimovic has admitted he could work with the Dutchman again.last_img read more

Berahino back for West Brom against Southampton

first_img Saido Berahino Tony Pulis has revealed Saido Berahino is in the frame to start for West Brom against Southampton on Saturday.The striker has been at the centre of an ugly transfer saga and tweeted last week suggesting he would not play for the club again after they rejected two deadline day bids from Tottenham.Pulis admits he was disappointed by the lack of respect shown by Berahino, but he has no plans to sideline the 22-year-old and he could feature at the Hawthorns this weekend.“I have no problems at all, he could play on Saturday,” said the Baggies boss.“The respect Saido should have shown the football club and supporters wasn’t there. He has to show them more respect.“My big issue with Saido is he is immature at times in the way he reacts. Something he has done in the two windows since I’ve been here, his reaction has not been sensible.“For him to want go to another club, to have the ambition to do that, I wish there were more players in my dressing room who had the ambition and quality to want to do that but the problem with it is the way he has gone about it and the way it has been managed.“The way it has been managed has been poor. But I’m more concerned with getting Sadio getting back playing football.” 1last_img read more

Lewandowski not a fan of Manchester rain, Ozil to sign new Arsenal deal, Benteke blow for Liverpool – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Arsene Wenger made discreet inquiries about signing Robert Lewandowski this summer, but Bayern Munich insisted the striker, who scored five goals in nine minutes this week, was not for sale for any price. (Daily Mail)The Poland striker’s agent was asked about the player’s future after the 5-1 victory against Wolfsburg: “Manchester? It always rains there. Barcelona or Madrid? They are nice places.” (AS)Arsenal could face an FA investigation after their supporters tore down advertising hoardings at White Hart Lane following their 2-1 League Cup win over derby rivals Tottenham. (Daily Mail)Gunners playmaker Mesut Ozil is poised to sign a new contract with the club. (Daily Mirror)However, according to his agent, the Germany international could join Turkish club Fenerbahce in the summer. (Radyospor) Arsenal will make a £13million bid for 21-year-old Juventus defender Daniele Ruganiin January. (Calciomercato) Liverpool’s Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 24, is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time to face former side Aston Villa on Saturday. (The Times)Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could serve a five-match ban for use of sexist language towards Eva Carneiro, after video footage of his touchline row was submitted to the FA. (Daily Express)Birmingham’s 19-year-old wonderkid Demarai Gray can leave the club for just £3.5million in the January transfer window, with Liverpool strongly linked with the tricky forward. (Daily Mirror)And here are some of the top stories on talkSPORT.com:VIDEO: Liverpool flop Iago Aspas scores incredible chip against Barcelona‘The real Balotelli has returned’ – Liverpool flop keen to prove critics wrong after stunning AC Milan free-kickExclusive – ‘Stop tinkering, Brendan!’ Liverpool legend Ray Houghton’s warning to under-pressure RodgersArsenal and Liverpool-linked Lucas Digne confirms interest from Premier League‘Hugo Lloris is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League’, former Tottenham stopper Paul Robinson tells talkSPORTSir Alex Ferguson blamed agent for Paul Pogba’s Man United exit – and he hits backChelsea blow! Defensive target reveals he could stay at Marseille in January‘I feel fantastic!’ – Andy Carroll delighted after making first West Ham start in seven monthslast_img read more

Man City are Premier League’s best hope of winning UCL – Coral Daily Download

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager says Manchester City and Manchester United are fully expected to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League after their group stage wins on Wednesday night.She also reveals City are expected to do the best in Europe this season out of all the Premier League teams, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side 11/1 to win the trophy.Chelsea, meanwhile, are 16/1 to win the competition, Manchester United are 22/1, while Arsenal are 40/1 after the disastrous start to their campaign.There’s also a look at Wales’ Rugby World Cup clash with Fiji on Thursday night, with Warren Gatland’s side priced at 1/7 for the victory.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

La Liga star NOT considering future despite interest from Arsenal

first_imgArsenal target Nolito insists he is NOT currently considering his future at Celta Vigo.The 28-year-old has scored five goals in the first seven La Liga games this season, attracting the interest of Arsenal – as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona.But Nolito is under contract at Celta Vigo until 2019 so would not come cheap and he insists he is not looking for a way out.He told El Mundo Deportivo: “Barcelona’s interest? Yes that’s what is being said.“But what I know is that I’m glad to be at Vigo, I am happy. I try to stay out of it and I still have four and a half years left on my contract with Celta.“I am calm because like many things in life, what will happen will happen, whether good or bad.“I’m glad to be at Vigo, focused on my work and I have my goals in mind.”When pressed specifically on the interest from north London, Nolito added: “Arsenal? Everybody asks me but I’m still at Celta.“As I said, I try to stay out of this, because it’s not good to lose concentration with these things.“You can never know what will happen. It’s taught me that life. For now I’m at Celta Vigo and I am very happy.” 1 Nolito last_img read more

No way West Ham would let Andy Carroll leave, insists ex-Hammer John Hartson

first_imgFormer West Ham striker John Hartson has rubbished rumours that Andy Carroll could be set for a return to Newcastle United in January, saying there is no way the Hammers would allow their record signing to leave after nursing him back to full fitness.Carroll arrived at Upton Park in 2013 in a club record £15million move from Liverpool, but his West Ham career has been ravaged by ongoing injury troubles.The 26-year-old is no longer first choice up front following his extended spells on the sidelines, though he did come off the bench to score the winner against Chelsea last month.And his hometown club – who sold him to Liverpool for £35m in 2011 – are reportedly hoping to persuade the towering frontman to return and aid their relegation battle.But ex-Wales and Irons frontman Hartson has told talkSPORT he would be very surprised if manager Slaven Bilic allows Carroll to leave after the money and resources spent on bringing the striker back into first-team contention.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “West Ham paid big money for Andy Carroll and they’ve nursed him back to fitness – they’ve been patient with him.“Bilic has told me that he can’t get him off the training ground, he’s enthusiastic and is desperate to play games.“When you’ve been out for so long it’s such an added bonus when you’re back playing and feeling fit and you can train every day.“So I would be really surprised if that happened.“Newcastle are in trouble, but I would have thought West Ham would want to keep hold of him.”last_img read more

‘If Jamie Vardy takes a light bulb, it switches on – he is electric!’

first_img Jamie Vardy 1 Manager Claudio Ranieri believes ever ready Jamie Vardy will always power Leicester as the striker chases another record.The England forward will match the all-time top-flight goal streak if he scores at Swansea on Saturday.Sheffield United’s Jimmy Dunne holds the record having netted in 12 consecutive games in the old First Division in 1931-32.Vardy beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Barclays Premier League achievement when he scored in his 11th straight game to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last Saturday.He is the league’s 14-goal top scorer and Ranieri knows the 28-year-old will never need to recharge his batteries. He said: “It is difficult to explain, my friend in Italy asked me ‘what has this Vardy got?’“To explain I said I believe if Vardy takes a light bulb, the bulb switches on – he is electric.“It is good energy – I’ll bring him into my house so I don’t pay the electricity. He wants to play every week and is very brave.”Vardy has played with broken bones in his wrist this season while he has also nursed a hip problem during his record run.“Each of us have a grade of the pain,” said Ranieri.“Maybe to one man it is nothing and to another man it hurts. Everyone has their range of pain.“It is difficult , if you ask some players how they are they say: ‘It is good’.”The Foxes are second in the top flight, having lost just once in the league all season, and face a Swansea side with one victory in their last 11 games.But Ranieri, who is without Ritchie de Laet (ankle) for a month, believes Swans boss Garry Monk can learn from his tough time.He added: “It’s the right time for him to understand more. When you win sometimes you don’t understand. When you lose you can compare the victory and defeat. When you win everything is fantastic, when you lose you say ‘what happened?’ and then you start to think.”last_img read more


first_imgMichael Coll from www.thetaxclinic.ie has just opened an office on the Port Road in Letterkenny Co. Donegal and says he has been inundated with queries from people.Michael will be writing a serious of articles exclusively for Donegaldaily.com over the next few weeks.“For the years 2010 and before, if you received a Full Medical Card, you were exempt from having to pay The Income Levy and Health Levy. “Make sure you check if you had been receiving your exemptions from Income levy and Health Levy in your pay for 2007,2008,2009 & 2010. Income Levy is straightforward to check – if you were charged income levy in your payslips, you are due a refund of this if you had a FULL MEDICAL CARD.“It’s harder to identify if you were charged the Health Levy incorrectly, as this is wrapped into the Employee PRSI amount. However, if you can see your PRSI class as A1 (private sector) or B1 (public Sector), on your P60 then you were being charged Health Levy.“Many people are confused about what they are entitled to, but come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny.”Contact Michael – 086 3862370 FULL MEDICAL CARD HOLDER?…. YOU MAY BE DUE A REFUND SAYS TAX CLINIC was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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:Medical cardThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more


first_imgCllr Gary DohertySinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty has slammed the Regional Jobs Plan launched today by Minister Richard Bruton saying the Minister’s comments in relation to the strategy are a feeble attempt to ‘paper over the cracks’ following years of escalating unemployment.Cllr Doherty made his comments following today’s launch by the Minister of the Regional Jobs Plan for the North West and North East which aims to create 28,000 new jobs in the region by 2020.Cllr Doherty said Today’s launch in Letterkenny of this plan by Minister Bruton, and its unveiling mere weeks from a General Election, simply exposes the depths to which this Government will go to in order to win votes and generate good publicity for itself. “The Minister claims that since 2012, a few months after having come power, that an extra 20,000 people are now back at work throughout the North East and North West.”“While I don’t doubt him for a second, the region takes into account not just Donegal, but Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth and he does not provide a county by county breakdown in relation to these figures.”“I don’t think it’s fair to make such a sweeping statement given the fact that he has failed to state exactly how many of these jobs relate to people in Donegal which has – in particular – experienced huge levels of unemployment in recent years.”“In fact the Government in a statement today highlights previous job creation which has been provided by companies such as ebay, Paypal, State Street International and Yapstone over the last number of years in the region; however the expansion of these companies has led to jobs creation in Louth, not Donegal.” “The Minister’s plan today outlines key target sectors for future growth such as Digital Payment, Cleantech and creative services.”“While of course this is all very positive and should be encouraged the Government’s track record when it comes to supporting such industries in this county has been appalling.”“Many areas in Donegal today still do not have access to adequate broadband services, despite the fact that many of these businesses rely on accessing high speed broadband as part of their business activities.”“The Minister has said that this plan will see anywhere between 300 to 500 extra jobs for the Gaeltacht regions over the coming years which will be supported by Údarás na Gaeltacht, yet these job figures don’t even come anywhere close to making up for the number of jobs which have been lost over the last number of years at these companies.”“Údarás client companies in Gaoth Dobhair alone have shed 776 jobs between 2006 and 2014, while the Minister has failed to even mention the fact that the total number of positions in these same companies dropped by a staggering 25% since Fine Gael and Labour came to power.” “The picture is equally as harrowing in Dungloe, where the total positions in Údarás client companies between 2006 and 2014 were almost halved, resulting in 128 less jobs there.”“Part of the Minister’s plan today also makes reference to establishing a Renewable Energy Innovation Centre at Killybegs, and while I agree this would be a fantastic project I note that the Minister doesn’t state the number of jobs which this will create.”“I imagine that this is him playing it safe, and perhaps he has good reason for this. The Government do not want to replicate the disaster which was the 2011 Killybegs Jobs Initiative which, when it was first unveiled by Minister Conveney, claimed that it would create 250 jobs in Killybegs by 2014.”“And yet, here we are a year after the deadline and the Minister has embarrassingly been forced to admit that he can only account for 89 jobs which have been created as part of the initiative and has said that he does not have any jobs figures for areas which he claims are outside of his ‘area of responsibility’.” “No one would be happier than me to see job creation and growth as a result of the Minister’s plan today however the facts speak for themselves and it is clear that this announcement today is just a feeble attempt by the Government to paper over the cracks ahead of an election next year.”MINISTER’S JOBS PLAN ONLY PAPERING OVER THE CRACKS – DOHERTY was last modified: November 30th, 2015 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:Councillor Gary DohertydonegaljobsNorth West Science Parklast_img read more