Ndombele hasn’t delivered for Spurs… but Mourinho risks alienating £65m talent

first_imgTANGUY NDOMBELE arrived at Tottenham to much fanfare in the summer, with Daniel Levy marking the end of Spurs’ 517-day transfer drought by obliterating the club’s transfer record on the £65million Frenchman.The 23-year-old had earned glittering reviews for his remarkable performances in Ligue 1 with Lyon – showing poise and grace on the ball, coupled with an incredible ability to drive his team forward.4 Jose Mourinho has publicly criticised Tanguy NdombeleCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe excitement of finally securing a big-name, highly-coveted star, as well as the belief that Ndombele could replace the generational talent that was Mousa Dembele in the Spurs engine room – sent fans into delirium.So why hasn’t it worked it out?After Ndombele’s latest appearance against Burnley, boss Jose Mourinho scathingly said that his side “Didn’t have a midfield.”He then offered a brutal assessment of the six-cap French international, saying: “I’m not going to run away and I have to say he  has had enough time to come to a different level.But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas, Lo Celso and those players are playing.Jose Mourinho on Tanguy Ndombele”I know the Premier League is difficult, and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league.”But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas, Lo Celso and those players are playing. I was expecting more in the first half from him.”Clearly Mourinho is unhappy with Ndombele’s output, with Spurs’ No28 looking bereft of fitness and belief of late.But it had actually started quite well.4 The £65million signing has struggled for form of lateCredit: AFP or licensorsAs Dembele had done seven years previously, Ndombele actually marked his debut in N17 with a goal, fizzing a low shot past Tom Heaton as Tottenham provided a rousing comeback to beat Aston Villa on the opening day.In the early days of the season under Mauricio Pochettino, his new big-money signing showed glimpses of the outrageous talent that saw him linked with Europe’s elite clubs before joining Spurs.But even under the Argentine, there were bad signs of things to come.For an hour against Bayern Munich, Ndombele was irrepressible.He was everywhere, creating chances, hustling the Bayern midfielders – and looking every inch a £65million player.But then he got tired.Spurs subsequently lost control of the game, Ndombele was substituted and his team fell apart – going down 7-2 in one of the most embarrassing nights in the club’s history.Fitness has gone on to be a huge issue, with the midfielder completing 90 minutes only once since August 17.To be clear, the blame cannot be levelled entirely at Mourinho for Ndombele’s under-performance, but throwing his star under the bus so publicly feels like the wrong way to approach the issue.The 57-year-old has a long history of digging out his players, with Joe Cole in his firing line during his first Chelsea stint – while he even suggested that Ricardo Carvalho needed “an IQ test”.But Ndombele is from a new generation of player that doesn’t respond to the bully-boy tactics quite as well – just look at the way things fell apart for Mourinho at Manchester United.Having consistently dug out the likes of Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the atmosphere around the club had turned toxic.According to the Telegraph, Mourinho told Fred that his “days at this club are numbered,” after substituting the Brazilian during a Champions League home defeat to Valencia.The midfielder has proven his former boss wrong, however, going on to become a key cog in a Man United team currently residing above Spurs in the Premier League table.Talent-wise, surely Ndombele is worth nurturing and persisting with, despite the obvious frustration.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on Spurs4 Ndombele was hooked at half time against the ClaretsCredit: Alamy Live NewsLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAfter all, Spurs aren’t a club that can just go and spend another £65million on a replacement.Tottenham were sold on a Mourinho that had “changed” and learned from his previous mistakes – so why does he appear to be acting in exactly the same way?Fred succeeded at Old Trafford by outlasting Mourinho… perhaps Ndombele may have to do the same if he is to fulfil his potential in North London…4 The Frenchman has struggled for fitness at SpursCredit: Reuters Harry Kane spotted in Tottenham training for first time since hamstring injury in huge England Euro 2020 boostlast_img read more

Athletic, upset with UEFA for asking to play the Cup

first_imgThe Bilbao club was “in deep disagreement with a decision that places greater value on the merits of the seventh-ranked player in a professional league that still has 11 of its 38 days remaining to play against those of the finalists of a competition in the that 125 teams from all categories of our football are involved and all that remains is for playing the last game, the final. ” They consider that, in case of early termination of competitions, “the criteria of assigning a place for the Europa League 2020-21 to the Cup finalist who does not enter through the league competition should be applied.”Athletic concludes the note made public in the late afternoon, pointing out that does not share or understand “that a competition with as much prestige and tradition as the Cup is deprived of the possibility of assigning a European place, when it has always been soWith this decision, the possibility of accessing a finalist and a potential Cup champion to the group stage of the Europa League is excluded. “We have always defended our rights with the utmost rigor and honesty and, in this sense, we will continue working in defense of the criteria that we understand to be fair, “they remark. Meanwhile, the Royal has not expressed any official opinion in this regard. Athletic’s board of directors has held a telematic meeting to analyze UEFA’s warning that if the Cup final is moved to next year so that there are people, the European ticket is passed to the League. Of course, it does not clarify the most important thing: if you choose to keep the idea expressed by the team and the fans of waiting to have an audience or you will obey the warning of the European body and you will do it behind closed doors. He wanted to save time and not show his cards while the Royal remains crouched. “This supposes that the maximum continental soccer organization discards the option proposed by the RFEF that, in the event that the competitions are not finalized and that one of the two Cup finalists already had a European ticket for the league competition, the other participated in the Europa League 2020-21 “, recalls President Elizegi.last_img read more

Horton Gives Reasons for Endorsing Boakai

first_imgFrancis Horton – Advertisement – An eminent Liberian with a significant record of service in government and non-governmental institutions has endorsed Unity Party (UP) standard bearer Joseph Boakai and vice standard bearer Emmanuel Nuquay as the right people to succeed the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regime.Francis L. M. Horton, otherwise referred to as “Chu-Chu,” made his intention clear to the media yesterday at his Old Road residence.Mr. Horton served as deputy governor of the Central Bank (formerly National Bank of Liberia), chairman of Liberia Telecommunications Corporation, vice president of Jaycees International, among others.He identified numerous points, which he believes must be attributes of a person to lead Liberia after President Sirleaf.According to him, besides being a natural born citizen of Liberia, anyone wishing to be president must be be imbibed with moral and ethical attributes that characterize a person of honesty, sincerity, kindness, forgiveness and understanding. The candidate must have moral and ethical attributes that must be espoused in their behavior and family life, within the community, and in their political and civil pursuits and involvements as well as in the workplace and social environment.He added that candidates must be principled, disciplined and sober minded. He sees the Boakai-Nuquay ticket as the best option that he and his family are supporting because, he said, it is the “first among equals.”Additionally, Mr. Horton named experience in private and public sector management, respect for customs, traditions and culture; nationalism and patriotism as other attributes  needed in a person that must be elected President of Liberia.His standard for a person to be elected to the presidency encompasses avoidance of corruption, fear of God, religious freedom and belief in the global concept of “One world.”Mr. Horton said though the National Elections Commission (NEC) has qualified all the candidates that will contest the election, who he said are competent, he nonetheless sees the Joseph Boakai-Emmanuel Nuquay ticket as the right one.With respect to how well he knows Boakai, Horton said he and the Vice President at one point served as legal counsel and president of Jaycees, respectively.“I found Mr. Boakai to be an astute and responsible person; unassuming and effectively diligent,” he said.Because of Nuquay’s hard work and commitment marked by discipline and passion, his colleagues saw it befitting to elect him as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Horton observed.People are saying a lot about Boakai and Nuquay during the campaign, but Horton said he is yet to hear their connection to any unethical practices that are contrary to the values he outlined as attributes of leaders that should be elected.Mr. Horton is the chairman of the Board of Deacons at the Saint Simon Baptist Church. He also operates the Operation Mass Support (OpMASS), his church’s choir.With about 25 members of his group in attendance at the declaration, Horton called on them to rise up on Saturday, September 16, to march and demonstrate support at the launch of Boakai’s campaign in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hospital expansion

first_imgGranada Hills Who then? Re: “Paid too much” (March 29): I am outraged at the firing of 3,000 Circuit City employees. I agree with Richard Martin of Burbank in his response today that management will be expecting bonuses for saving the company so much. I hope that our politicians will begin to address the rather alarming escalation of the disappearance of the middle class in California. We will no longer shop at Circuit City and hope that others will let their voices be heard – enough is enough. Who will shop in your stores when no one makes enough money to do so? Re: “Hospital expansion plan stalls in panel” (March 29): I am a volunteer at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. I have seen the increase in the number of patients Holy Cross treats as other hospitals and/or clinics have closed. I see the need for the planned expansion of this hospital every time I volunteer. Patients are treated by caring medical and clinical professionals in the Emergency Department. But many of those patients, after they are treated, need to be admitted to a room. Practically every day the hospital is full. The new building will provide the needed additional rooms. Every person in this area should be concerned about the delaying tactics of local unions and politicians who are calling for an environmental impact report on the expansion of a hospital. This delay is waste of time and money. – Kay Radford – Diane M. Gonzalez Santa Clarita Antonio’s blunder Re: “Los Angeles citizens’ safety” (March 30): The totally senseless comment by Los Angeles Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa that Los Angeles residents are safer than they have been in 50 years positively removes him as a prospective candidate for governor of this state anytime in the future, thank God. – Everett P. Harrington Glendale Smoking ban Re: “Burbank smoking ban hot issue” (March 27): If Jason Hellebrand is so concerned about everyone’s health and the so-called dangers from secondhand smoke, he’s being led down the primrose path of false promises to think Burbank’s outdoor smoking ban will help anyone but the “We know what’s better for you than you do” police. Anyone who is really worried should start a campaign banning vehicles and their poison-emitting fumes from driving within 20 feet of any living thing. The junk science surrounding “evil” smokers and their secondhand smoke is more than dubious. If anything, they should be asking how they can compare a few outdoor smokers with millions of cars and trucks. – Sandy Sand West Hills City is anti-business How appropriate it was that the April Fools’ Day “Rough road” editorial reiterated the March 29 “Income disparity …” article. Considering the rest of the city’s anti-business policies, the campaign to reform the city’s business tax should also have been printed on April 1. Whether it’s big business, like Century Boulevard hotels, 200 good rail car manufacturing jobs in the Taylor Yard, or the city’s destructive rental housing policies that discourage middle-class investors (or those who hope to be) from investing in needed housing, the past and present city councils and mayors normally find a way to prevent employment, destroy housing, and shrink the tax base. The business policies are like year-round April Fools’ Day. – Victor N. Viereck Valley Village O’Reilly irks him Re: “Snow will bravely fight his cancer” (Viewpoint, April 1: Although I didn’t always agree with some of Tony Snow’s commentaries at the end of Fox News Sunday, I always thought that he was a fair moderator. I also enjoyed the fact that he could be self-deprecating when appropriate. That is why it irks me when a Bill O’Reilly feels the need to tell me who I should respect and pray for. I have, and will continue to pray for Snow’s recovery but not because O’Reilly says that I should do so. In addition, why does O’Reilly qualify the fact that Snow’s wife is “smart.” If he thought she was stupid or ugly, would he have the temerity to write that as well? As often his wont, O’Reilly muddles an otherwise insightful and compassionate piece of journalism. – Rodney K. Boswell Thousand Oaks Spend it here Our president firmly believes that if we don’t continue the War on Terror in Iraq, we will end up fighting them here in the streets of America. This president honestly expects the American people to believe this. So, in other words, the president is saying that our borders are not secure and that the CIA, FBI and Homeland Security are ineffective. It sounds to me like if billions are to be spent, it should be here at home. – David Pray Moorpark Turning the cheek A lack of foresight by our leaders will cost us the ability to block access to XXX sights for our children. Currently, we can block 900 numbers and the same could be done to block our children from accessing these XXX pornographic sites. I wonder how much financial contributions weigh in to turn the other cheek by our so-called leaders. – Vatch Arouchian Reseda Back when … I am old enough to remember Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker. He ran an exemplary Police Department that was admired worldwide. At India’s request, the U.S. State Department sent Chief Parker to India to assist in the organization of India’s police forces. Presently, the Los Angeles Police Department is a shambles because of interference by liberal elected officials. In the name of diversity, affirmative action, or political correctness the liberal elected officials have reduced the hiring standards for the LAPD and have given themselves a feeling of accomplishment. What a sorry mess they have created. William Parker, where are you now that we need you? – Gus Smyrnos Newbury Park The state, not Bush Re: “Bush death penalty record” (Your Opinion, April 1): Before Cordell Bowman and his friends cast more stones, he, and others, need to know a few facts. In Texas, the governor must get a recommendation to commute a sentence from the Board of Pardon and Parole. If he doesn’t get said recommendation, he can do nothing except grant a 30-day reprieve only. The state, not the governor, imposes the sentences. The quote from Jesus about “loving your enemies” has nothing to do with capital punishment. Read Matthew 5:17. If you are against capital punishment, do your best to have the laws changed regarding it and stop blaming Christians and Bush for everything you disagree with. – Tom Kelsey Winnetka The question is I’d like to see each of the Republican presidential candidates asked the following question: What would you have done differently than President Bush? – Morris Schorr Woodland Hills Wall might be needed Re: “Buzzing of the saw” (Your Opinions, March 27): Let’s see if I get this straight: Diane Sullada is upset because one of her neighbors cut down a few trees on his property in order to build a wall. The trees in question weren’t protected species, such as oak trees, so what’s the big deal? Maybe her neighbor wants to build the wall to keep her busybody nose out of his business. – Mark Steele Woodland Hills 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

Gor Mahia bow out of CAF Confed Cup

first_img0Shares0000The Gor Mahia team that started their CAF Confederations Cup tie against Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – Gor Mahia’s dream of making it into the CAF Confederations Cup quarter final for the first time in their history came crushing down on Wednesday evening after losing 2-1 away to Algeria’s USM Alger.Coming into the final round of matches sitting top of the standings, Gor needed at least a point to progress to the next round but found themselves chasing the game with goals in either half from Prince Ibara Amir Sayoud saw USM get victory. Jacques Tuyisenge scored late on for K’Ogalo but it never bore the confidence for a valuable equalizer.Rayon Sport beat Tanzania’s Yanga in the other group match played concurrently in Kigali, Rwanda with the result seeing USM finish top of the group with 11 points, Rayon second with nine while Gor finish third in the group with eight points.The Kenyan champions will rue their loss against Rayon on August 18 in Nairobi in a match that they only needed a point from to confirm their place in the group stages with a game to spare.A point against USM would have seen Gor go through ahead of Rayon on goal difference.-Squad changesGor head coach Dylan Kerr handed keeper Peter Odhimabo a start ahead of Boniface Oluoch after his impressive displays against Sofapaka and AFC Leopards in the Kenyan Premier League.He set out a solid group behind him with Philemon Otieno partnered in midfield with Ernest Wendo as Joash Onyango went out left of defense and Charles Momanyi partnered Harun Shakava in the middle.The home side knowing they needed a win to assure themselves of a slot in the quarters started brighter and in the ninth minute, they had the opportunity to go up ahead when they were given a penalty after Harun Shakava handled inside the box.However, keeper Odhiambo repaid the faith shown in him by the coach saving from Mohammed Meftah with his feet, the USM midfielder’s shot straight through the middle blocked.This was the third penalty Odhiambo was facing in as many games. He saved in the Sofapaka match while in the AFC tie, Whyvonne Isuza’s strike went wide.USM continued to pile in the pressure and two minutes after missing a penalty, they attacked again and Joash Onyango had to throw in an important boot to pluck the ball away from Ibara’s head as he lurked behind to head home off an Abderrahmone Meziane cross.-Zonal markingYaya Faouzi should have broken the lead in the 32nd minute when he was senbt through with acres of space on the right but he couldn’t wrap his foot well around the ball, his shot going wide.But three minutes later, Gor found themselves a goal down when Ibara’s looping header unmarked from the right found the defense and keeper Odhiambo flat footed from a corner.Gor were punished when no one picked up Ibara, as the Kenyan champions resorted to zonal marking which found the attacker isolated and headed in with ease.Odhiambo was called into action in the 38th minute to parry away a stinging header from Faouzi off an Ibara cross from the left, the lanky striker having done well to skip past Momanyi.Gor tried to pick up in attack in the final five minutes of the half and Jack Tuyisenge had a chance in the 41st minute but his left foot shot inside the box went straight to keeper Mohammed Zemmamouche’s arms.At the stroke of half time, a beautiful build up play from Gor saw Tuyisenge cut back a cross for Francis Kahata inside the box but his shot was blocked for a corner.–Second halfUSM kept the pressure in the second half and on the hour mark they had a chance when Meftah’s freekick came against the wall and Abderaouf Benguit’s shot from the lose ball was blocked for a corner by Wendo.In the 62nd minute, the home side had another chance from a set piece again and it was that man Meftah again, but his shot flew inches over the bar.Gor made attacking changes, Samuel Onyango coming on for Karim Nizigiyimana as Gor went three at the back with an urgency of getting an equalizer and probable winner.They kept the push and came very close after 78minutes when Harun Shakava’s freekick from range was well saved by the keeper who also bounced back to keep away the rebound from Tuyisenge.Immediately, the home side rattled that Gor were in it to score went 2-0 up, two substitutes combining with Moktar Benmoussa squaring back a pass for Sayoud to slam home unmarked at the edge of the six yard box.–Tuyisenge goalOn the turn after the restart, Gor, halved the deficit when Tuyisenge nodded the ball home from a Francis Kahata corner and despite the keeper managing to put a palm on it, it had already crossed the line.Despite some late effort to salvage something off the match, Gor were unlucky with Rayon holding on at home for the slim 1-0 win over Yanga that sailed them through.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Explosion rocks apartment complex

first_imgAZUSA – An explosion rocked a residential building when residents in an apartment set off foggers to try to fumigate their unit, but no one was hurt, it was reported today. The accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. yesterday in a four-unit building at 618 Glenfinnan Ave., Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. David Middleton told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The explosion is believed to have been triggered when chemicals from pesticide foggers were set off by a stove pilot light, Middleton said. No one in the building was injured, not even the two adults and five children in the unit where the blast originated, Middleton told the Tribune. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The force of the blast blew out most of the unit’s windows and lifted the ceiling from the walls, the newspaper reported. The building was deemed uninhabitable until inspectors can determine the extent of structural damage. The displaced residents were staying with friends or family, the Tribune reported. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 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

9.1 million digit prime number found

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Researchers at a Missouri university have identified the largest known prime number, officials said Tuesday. The team at Central Missouri State University, led by associate dean Steven Boone and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper, found it in mid-December after programming 700 computers years ago. A prime number is a positive number divisible by only itself and 1 – 2, 3, 5, 7 and so on. The number that the team found is 9.1 million digits long. It is a Mersenne prime known as M30402457 – that’s 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1. Mersenne primes are a special category expressed as 2 to the “p” power minus 1, in which “p” also is a prime number. “We’re super excited,” said Boone, a chemistry professor. “We’ve been looking for such a number for a long time.” The discovery is affiliated with the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, a global contest using volunteers who run software that searches for the largest Mersenne prime. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want 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


first_imgCLG An Clóchan Liath Club notes 06/06/2016B’iad  1, 11, 20 agus 23 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €2700 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Hughie O’Donnell – Chapel Rd, Mary Gallagher – Sheskinarone, John Ward – The Diamomd, Mary Gallagher – The Diamon agus Anita Doherty – Glenties.Club 200 winners for the month of June are as follows. €1000 – Kevin & La Gallagher, €500 – Rosaleen O’Donnell, €300 – Joseph McGowan, €100 – Denis Brennan and Rita Byrne. Congratulations to all our winners! Congratulations to Jordan Saville on winning gold at the Bristol Box cup in England over the weekend.Our u12 boys travelled to Newry on Saturday to take part in a blitz. They topped their group & played Kilcullen of Kildare in the final. They had a great team performance all round but unfortunately lost out in the end. Well done to all players, management and parents who helped out on the day for representing the club so well.U8 training will resume on Saturday the 11th of June at 10am at the GAA pitch at Supervalu. As always remember the warm clothes, water bottle and 2 euro. Thanks for your cooperation.GAA NEWS: DELIGHT FOR DUNGLOE U12’S AS THEY WIN BLITZ IN NEWRY was last modified: June 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAASportlast_img read more

West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko facing up to six months out

first_img 2 The £22million buy from Borussia Dortmund is now expected to have an operation this week, and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.The news comes after West Ham suffered their second defeat in as many games on Saturday.Spurs forward Erik Lamela scored the game’s only goal, although the Hammers had plenty of chances to take something from the game, denied only by the brilliance of Hugo Lloris. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move West Ham face being without summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko for the next six months.The Ukrainian was stretchered off during the 1-0 defeat against Tottenham after he went down with no one around him and it is feared he ruptured his Achilles. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Of the injury to Yarmolenko, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini said: “I prefer to wait for tomorrow and wait for the doctors’ diagnosis.“He has fallen between his ankle and foot. We are not sure.“It maybe didn’t look good because he went off on a stretcher but it’s better to wait for tomorrow.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE RANKED REVEALED center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF MONEY The forward went down with no one around him Yarmolenko appeared in serious pain REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice 2last_img read more

Path clear for LBSU record

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Starting today, there are no more peripheral obstacles to success. No more long trips or stretches of playing games every other day for two weeks. From here, the Long Beach State women’s soccer team (8-3-1, 1-1) has a schedule that includes seven games (five in the Big West Conference) over a 24-day span, with time for training and learning between contests, and five of the final seven regular-season games at home. And just in time, because the true meat of the schedule is here, with No. 20-ranked Cal Poly (8-1-3) coming to town for a 3 p.m. kickoff at George Allen Field. A 49er win would tie the program record for wins in the modern era, with the 2003 team having won nine games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Messina and Bolt (team-leading five goals and five assists) are day-to-day, and Bolt has a cast that likely would have to be wrapped well to prevent the possibility of accidentally injuring another player. If Bolt, who will be a game-time decision, cannot go, the 49ers still have some attacking punch if freshman midfielder Kim Silos (five goals, two assists) can get free on the wing, and if the Mustangs do not employ the same physical tactics teams have used to take forward Sahar Haghdan (one goal, two assists) off her game. “I think we’re going to be ready for whatever we’ve got to do. Whoever gets called (upon) to make the start is going to have to step up,” Ingrassia said. “Those were two losses that personnel-wise you can try to replace, but you’re going to have to deal with the dynamics of not having them in there.” center_img “It’s a big game, its gonna be a good indicator of where we stand in the conference,” LBSU coach Mauricio Ingrassia said. “This is a great opportunity for our program, against a ranked opponent, in front of our crowd.” The 49ers come in following a tough 1-0 loss at Cal State Northridge. Playing their seventh game in 16 days, the 49ers were without junior defender Natalie Messina, who has been fighting injuries all season and was hurt in the previous game, and freshman midfielder Hayley Bolt, who had suffered a wrist injury in the Big West opener, a 1-0 win at Pacific. last_img read more