Manchester City’s Premier League rivals will have to play dirty to halt the Blues this season following their rip roaring start to the campaign, believes club legend Rodney Marsh.Manuel Pellegrini’s side sit top of the table with six points after storming their opening two games, following up a 3-0 victory over West Brom with a stunning win over Chelsea by the same scorline.The likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure were irresistible in those games, while Vincent Kompany has recovered from a below-par campaign to again prove why he is regarded as one of the league’s best centre-backs.And, after losing their top flight title to Chelsea last season, Marsh believes City will be a force to be reckoned with as they seek to reclaim the crown.“I think this year, when you play against Man City the biggest thing you’re going to have to do is stop them playing,” he told the Sports Bar.“All this about trying to outplay teams – no. When you play Man City, you’ve got to kick David Silva, you’ve got to battle and bit and stop them from playing first because they just look sensational .“In the first two games of the season, David Silva has been absolutely outstanding – they couldn’t live with him at West Brom and he was brilliant again against Chelsea, they were breath-taking.“They’re absolutely flying and I don’t see that stopping either, they look like they could go and beat anybody, anywhere at the moment.”Listen to Rodney Marsh on Manchester City and Chelsea’s start to the season IN FULL above…
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.With the first international break upon us, today’s chat is all about the weekend’s Euro 2016 qualifiers.England travel to San Marino on Saturday and the minnows are 100/1 to beat Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions, who knocked five goals past them in their previous meeting at Wembley. England are 100/1 on for victory and it’s 33/1 for a draw.San Marino have conceded 19 goals in six games and have still yet to find the net in their qualifying campaign and with the England’s goalscoring record in his sights, Wayne Rooney dominates the odds, with the captain 7/4 to score first, 6/1 on to score at anytime and only 9/2 to net a hat-trick.But the game that may attract the most bets is Poland’s clash with Germany, with Robert Lewandowski and co – who currently top Group D – 10-1 to claim victory against the World champions in Frankfurt.Meanwhile, following Gareth Bale’s winner against Cyprus, Wales are 5-2 on to win Group B.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Kamil Glik 1 Kamil Glik is set to end speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United by signing a new contract with Torino. The centre-back was in impressive form last season and was scouted by several sides from across Europe. Manchester United were heavily linked with the 27-year-old and it was rumoured they may make a move for him this January. However, according to Tuttosport, Glik is ready to put that speculation behind him and sign a new contract with Torino.The Italian club will double the Poland international’s salary to around £20,000-a-week and a deal is likely to be concluded by the end of the week.
QPR are to looking into an incident in which a coin was allegedly thrown at their players during the 2-0 Championship win over Birmingham at Loftus Road.Rangers players were celebrating Junior Hoilett’s penalty after 39 minutes of the match when the incident allegedly took place.Rangers had taken the lead through Tjaronn Chery four minutes earlier but it was after Hoilett’s penalty and when Rangers players were celebrating that a coin was allegedly thrown at them from an away supporters section of the stadium.Following the game Rangers issued a statement which read: “Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club is aware of a coin throwing incident that took place during the first half of today’s fixture against Birmingham City.“A coin from the School End stand, in which the visiting supporters were situated, was thrown towards the Rangers players as the Rs celebrated their second goal in our Sky Bet Championship fixture at Loftus Road.“The club will continue to review video footage and liaise with the Metropolitan and West Midlands police.“The club will be making no further comment at this time.”A Birmingham spokesman said: “If anybody is found to have thrown a coin we will take the strongest possible action.“As a club we utterly condemn that sort of behaviour.“We will be liaising with the relevant bodies, including West Midlands Police, to investigate such allegations.” 1 Rangers players were celebrating Junior Hoilett’s penalty after 39 minutes
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Elizabeth Perkins really loves playing the controlling, manipulative and image-obsessed Celia Hodes on the Showtime hit “Weeds.” But that doesn’t mean she likes Celia, the PTA president who cheats on her husband, doesn’t like her daughter and failed to get much sympathy even when she battled breast cancer. “I think she’s a complete horror show, she’s completely out of her mind but in a really great way for an actress anyway,” Perkins said this week. “But I think there are parts of her that ring very true.” “Weeds” has provided her with a welcome return to those early comic roles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I don’t think people think of me as doing comedy and yet I’ve done so much comedy so it’s nice to be able to remind people every week that I can be funny … and that I will do full-frontal nudity on television.”
He added that from the time the off-duty officer spotted Crow, it was minutes before police pulled him over. Crow had traveled just a few miles, he said. “In all likelihood, it looks like a suicide,” he said. But ballistics tests still need to confirm whether the bullet matches the handgun found in the passenger seat, he said. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the incident. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AZUSA – A man who died on the side of the 210 Freeway on Tuesday with a gunshot wound likely shot himself, officials said Thursday. David Ware Crow, 48, was driving erratically just after 11 p.m. when an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer spotted him, officials said. The Lakewood man was swerving back and forth between lanes on the northbound 605 Freeway before merging onto the 210, Irwindale police Sgt. Mario Camacho said. Crow exited at Irwindale Avenue, pulled into a business center, turned around and then re-entered the freeway minutes later, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe off-duty officer followed him the entire time while waiting for backup. At 11:17 p.m. Irwindale police officers pulled Crow over on the freeway near the Azusa Avenue exit and found that he had been shot in the chest near his heart, Camacho said. “When officers pulled him out of the car, he was bleeding profusely,” he said. “The guy seemed to be lifeless.” Fire Department personnel and police officers tried to provide medical aid to Crow while waiting for an ambulance to arrive, but he died at the scene. A handgun was found in the passenger seat, Camacho said.
Pictured at the bar with his plaque as Ulster winner of the ‘Sandtex#PaintMyPub’ competition is Declan Callaghan with Valerie Parke from the Crown Decorating Centre in Letterkenny.Callaghan’s Bar in Churchill is looking great thanks to an exterior makeover from Sandtex Exterior Paint.The bar was the Ulster winner of the ‘Sandtex#PaintMyPub’ competition which ran earlier this year.Declan Callaghan said the pub are delighted with their win and how the pub is now looking. “This was a brillant prize to win. The bar looks fantastic and we’re really grateful to our customers who voted for us and of course to Sandtex Exterior Paints who did such a great job”. CALLAGHANS BRUSHES UP WELL AFTER WINNING PAINT MAKEOVER was last modified: November 2nd, 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:Callaghan’sChurchilldonegalPaintSandex
Aston Villa chairman Steve Hollis has confirmed that the search for a new manager is underway, one day after the Midlands side were relegated to the Championship.A 1-0 loss at the hands of Manchester United was enough to confirm the drop to the second tier, with interim boss Eric Black unable to steer the club to safety after taking over from Remi Garde.There is a hope that Villa will be able to appoint a new manager before the end of the season, so he can start to plan for next term, utilising the entire summer for the benefit of the club.He would be the fourth manager of Villa’s season – following Tim Sherwood, Garde and Black – and Hollis has revealed that the search for a new boss is already underway.Writing in an open letter published on the club’s official website, the chairman said: “We must acknowledge that this weekend’s confirmation has been the culmination of an unacceptably fractured season both on and on the pitch.“That isn’t down to bad luck To make such a claim would be insulting to each and every one of you. I must add you have all displayed unyielding commitment in adversity.“While it is of little solace at present, the process of identifying the root causes of our circumstances started long ago and the focus now has to be looking forward and making sure lessons have been learnt.“The search for a new manager to provide drive, direction and immediate promotion has commenced.”There are real changes which need to be made at Villa Park if the club are to secure a return back to the top flight, and it is hard to imagine they will be able to win promotion at the first attempt.However, Hollis has made it clear that everyone involved at the club is working together to acheive the same goal – restoring the club to their former glory.“Together, we share the same goal,” he continued. “We intend to restore Aston Villa Football Club to its rightful place.“It is a journey we must make together so we can bring success, enjoyment and exciting football back to Villa Park once more.” Aston Villa are relegated from the Premier League 1
Check out this unstoppable volley from LA Galaxy’s Giovani Dos Santos.The former Barcelona and Tottenham forward has impressed since moving to California from Villarreal in 2015.It was the second goal in the Galaxy’s 4-2 win over New England Revolution at the weekend and what a goal it was. A cross into the penalty area was poorly cleared, as it fell on the edge of the box. Dos Santos met the ball, striding forwards to meet the ball and volley home from 20 yards – see above!See another goal from Galaxy’s 4-2 win here – Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard nets stunning solo strike
Mark Saggers and Jim Proudfoot were joined by former Norwich, West Ham and England striker Dean Ashton on Kick Off to talk all things Three Lions.He revealed how it felt to be called up by his country, what he thinks about the current squad, and just what exactly happened at training camps during the era of the Golden Generation.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes, along with previous versions.