Trippier, Felipe and Lodi, the eleven bargains of Simeone

first_imgLodi arrived at Atlético with the difficult mission of making Filipe Luis forget, one of the historical records of the Madrid entity. It has been difficult for him to adapt to the defensive system and the intensity that Cholo asks when defending, but nobody doubts him anymore. In attack he is a player who overflows, and in defense it is no longer so easy to beat him. He has played 33 games (23 in LaLiga, eight in the Champions League and two in the Spanish Super Cup). In total 2,500 minutes. With contract until 2025, Lodi is called to mark an era at Atlético. The Brazilian cost just over 20 million euros, a figure that right now seems that the club can amortize.Felipe was one of those signings who made little noise on arrival. At first he was called to be the substitute for Giménez, but the Uruguayan’s injury gave him ownership. His business card was not the best, since he was 30 years old and many people understood that he was already older to offer a great performance. Felipe is the head of the rojiblanca defense. With a contract until 2022, he has played 31 games (21 in the championship, seven in the Champions League, two in the Spanish Super Cup and one in the Copa del Rey). In total, 2,791 minutes. It cost around 20 million euros, a figure that then seemed very high and that now seems almost like a gift. Atlético incorporated many footballers at the beginning of the season, in an exercise in which Simeone had to renew almost all the lines of the team. Atlético had significant losses, such as Godín, Juanfran, Filipe Luis or Griezmann, emblematic players of the entity. And Atlético reinforced line by line to try to ensure that the team’s performance was not less. After two thirds of the championship, three players have made a place in Atlético’s starting eleven and They have shown that his signing was worth it. What Atlético paid for them now seems like a bargain: Trippier, Felipe and Lodi. All three are part of a defense that continues to perform at an excellent level. Among the three, Atlético paid just over 60 million euros and for this price Simeone has renewed his defense. Lodi, for example, has many years ahead to render.Trippier curdled from the first moment at Atlético. The Englishman has played 26 matches in official competition (19 in LaLiga, five in Champions and two in the Spanish Super Cup). In total, 2,187 minutes of competition. With 29 years it seems that he has been a life in the rojiblanco team. For Cholo it is basic and he missed seven games due to the pubic operation. Atlético signed him for about 24 million euros. It was a success. The player also said that he is delighted to have signed for the Madrid team, where he hopes to win a title.last_img read more

Nets acquire Faried, Arthur from Nuggets

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight ahead of world title fight Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets dunks on Omri Casspi #18 of the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have acquired forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur along with a 2019 first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets.The Nets also received a second-round pick in 2020 in the trade announced Friday. They sent guard Isaiah Whitehead to Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Denver, looking to cut costs after giving new deals to Nikola Jokic and Will Barton, subsequently waived Whitehead.Faried averaged 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds in seven seasons in Denver, though his playing time declined and he appeared in just 32 games last season. Arthur has spent nine seasons in the NBA, first with Memphis and the last five with Denver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Both players are in the final years of their contracts. Faried is due $13.8 million next season and Arthur $7.5 million.Whitehead, a second-round pick in 2016, appeared in 89 games over two seasons for Brooklyn. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

LFA Issues ‘Definite’ Warning to Clubs

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) has issued a stern warning to clubs to obey CAF’s Club Licensing System (CLS) and avoid their positions being declared vacant.The LFA has set Wednesday, July 17, 2014 as the final deadline for all clubs to officially communicate with the LFA on their standing about the notice.The football house sounded the caveat recently when the LFA president Musa Bility and other members of the Executive Committee, including the Secretary General met with first division club managers.According to the LFA, key among the requirements are: affidavit of ownership of club, practice pitch (at least up to three clubs could join), office space, prove of financial capacity to bankroll salaries, a technical director (minimum high school graduate).Though the LFA’s mandate is in pursuant to FIFA and CAF directives and in particular CAF circular dated November 26, 2013, on Clubs’ Licensing System, some clubs are urging the LFA not to threaten them of losing their position.The stakeholders who begged not to be identified reminded the LFA to take into consideration the country’s poor economy and be flexible in the implementation of the CLS.The club presidents stressed that there should be a deferment and the LFA should meet CAF to set-up a role-map in achieving the Club Licensing System or else most clubs would pull out and hundreds of youths will lose their jobs, which will affect their families.The football stakeholders also argued that the LFA, like in Nigeria, should set up a Body or Committee which shall be responsible to decide on whether a License shall be granted an applicant on the basis of the ‘final approved documents provided.’They further said there shall be another Body or Committee, called the Appeals Body, which shall be responsible to decide on appeals submitted in writing and make a final and binding decision on whether a license shall be granted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Elephants on the Rampage in Nimba Forests: A Wake-up Call for the Weah Administration

first_imgOur Nimba Correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, in yesterday’s back page story, reported that elephants, the biggest of all forest wildlife created by God, recently went on a rampage deep inside the Gio Forest near Tappita in Lower Nimba County, destroying plantain farms, rice kitchens and other farmers’ facilities.In his well-researched story, Reporter Menkor interviewed the Administrative Commissioner Samuel N. Wheyee of Doe Administrative District, who welcomed the return of the elephants, and warned local residents to do the gigantic creatures no harm.Commissioner Wheyee explained that the elephants had crossed over to the Ivorian side of the border seeking refuge when their habitat in the forest came under attack from farming activities.  “But now that the forest is being reserved by Prosper, an American non-governmental organization (NGO), the animals are now returning to where they had previously resided.The villages ransacked by the animals, said Commissioner Wheyee, were situated deep inside the forest, “and so it is time that those who have their villages there relocate.The villagers who encroached on the elephants’ territory “did so illegally,” the Commissioner insisted, “so whatever they planted there belong to the elephants or any endangered species roaming that forest.”The Commissioner warned that anyone who shoots any of the animals will be prosecuted under the law.We urge the in-coming administration to strengthen forest conservation laws, including the protection of wildlife and endangered species.The main purpose of this Editorial is to acquaint the President-elect, George Weah, with a great development that could help make his administration successful—and that is TOURISM.Liberia, President Weah must be made to realize, has vast tourism potential.  And he must be informed that tourism is not only a money maker but also a bigtime job creator and a force for sustained and widespread development.What do we mean by Liberia has vast tourism potential?  We mean that our country is blessed with many picturesque (scenic, attractive, colorful) attractions that tourists from all over the world would love to visit.  One is Grand Cape Mount County, especially its capital, Robertsport, where within a one mile area, there is a lake, Lake Piso, a mountain, the Cape Mount Mountain and its tropical forest, and an ocean, the Atlantic, with beautiful golden sand beaches.Another is the Kpatawee  Waterfall behind Cuttington University in Suacoco, Bong County.There is also Lake Sheppard in Harper, Cape Palmas, where there is also the Tubman Museum, and also the Atlantic Ocean.Liberia also has a rich culture that our people as well as foreigners have enjoyed for generations.  We pray that the Weah administration will work quickly and comprehensively to rebuild the National Cultural Center, restore the acrobatic program and the National Cultural Troupe that used to travel the around the country and the world entertaining our people and foreigners to their delight (enjoyment, happiness).President Weah, an old Monrovia boy, also is familiar with the tourist attractions in the capital city—the Mesurado and St. Paul Rivers their wetlands and their scenic surroundings; the Ducor Intercontinental Hotel and its green and hilly surroundings that overlook, again, the great Atlantic Ocean.There is also Liberia’s 350-mile coastline, spanning from Robertsport in Cape Mount to Harper, Cape Palmas.  Liberians have for long dreamed of an oceanic highway along the Atlantic from Robertsport to Harper.Here is a major development challenge for the new Weah administration.What do we mean by tourism being a development booster and a big time job producer? By this we mean that beautiful four and five-star hotels, with swimming pools, plush restaurants and coffee shops and golf and tennis courts bring development.  They also bring jobs, plenty of jobs of all kinds — corporate employment as well as self-employment.And one of the great attractions that tourists love to see is not only our beaches, but also our wildlife.  President Weah should know that Liberia has plenty of wildlife—not elephants only, but leopards, hippopotamus, including the great pigmy hippo, found only in Liberia and few other African countries—Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. But the pigmy hippo is found primarily in Liberia.In Reporter Menkor’s story yesterday, we learned that Liberia has plenty of elephants. They are also found in Lofa County and elsewhere. Our new President should also know of all the wild animals in the Sapo National Forest. He should also be aware of a great town in Upper Lofa County called Vahun, which has a vast forest full of wildlife, including  all kinds of monkeys and chimpanzees, leopards and some say even giraffes and even zebras.What wonderful gifts Liberia has, yet unexploited for our good and greatness!We pray that the new administration will rise to these challenges and truly lift Liberia and move her forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lindo Creek CoI seems focused on clearing “Fine Man’s” name – Jagdeo

first_img– dubs it an assault by the coalition on security forcesFrom its onset, the parliamentary Opposition has criticised the way Government went about setting up the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry (CoI). However, now that several persons including present and former security officials are taking the witness stand, and having listened to some of the testimonies, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is convinced that it is focused on clearing the name of a criminal.He was referring to Rondell “Fine Man” Rawlins and his gang, who were all identified as the parties responsible for the murders of eight miners – Dax Arokium, Cedric Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres – in June 2008. However, the blame was shifted to the security forces by Leonard Arokium, who discovered the burnt remains of the men.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“Lindo Creek from the very beginning, we knew it to be a political activity because (David) Granger said he wanted to find out the truth from the troubled period. We thought we would have gotten a comprehensive CoI. Of course, he went and the part not where you had the Lusignan massacre and Bartica massacre and Agricola… but he went and pick Lindo Creek where there was an accusation that it wasn’t “Fine Man” but it was the Army who did it. So, he is more concerned about clearing “Fine Man’s” name,” Jagdeo told reporters on Wednesday at his Church Street, Georgetown office.The Opposition Leader also made reference to statements made by the CoI Commissioner, retired Justice Donald Trotman, who he claimed has made public utterances that the Government of the day should take responsibility. “He already concluded that it is a failure of Government…the reports are written for him….”The former Head of State also gave his view on the recent hearings. He said, “What we are seeing is an assault on the security forces by this Granger Government…he (Justice Donald Trotman) seems more concerned with clearing “Fine Man’s” name…they (the PNC) were supporting him (Fine Man) materially.”Jagdeo went as far as to state that the Police have the tapes which are evidence to prove that. He hinted that the tapes may have either been tampered with or removed. However, he maintained that there is evidence to prove that the gang is responsible and that it is known by some individuals.He claimed that members of the security forces are not getting a ‘fair shake.’ Instead, they are being put on trial after they served the Guyanese people by putting their lives on the line. He referred to the specific during which the “Fine Man” gang operated, which saw one of the worst crime waves in Guyana.President Granger had described Lindo Creek as a “massacre of the innocence”, saying that his Government believed the way the investigation was handled indicated that there was a high level of collusion. He had also rejected suggestions to extend the CoI’s focus to several years before 2008 when other major criminal activities had plagued the country.“We are not going backwards, we are going forward,” he had observed. Sometime between June 12, 2008 and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp which was being operated by Leonard Arokium.Retired Justice Trotman is the father of Government Minister Raphael Trotman. This is just one of the reasons why the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has expressed scepticism about participating and supporting the work of the Commission, as the Party believes that given the manner in which the CoI was dragged constituted and the commentary from senior Government officials, it is designed to achieve a political outcome and continue the Government’s programme of witch-hunting Opposition personalities.The PPP/C has even said that the Inquiry should have started from the period 1998 when the real wave of ethno-political violence commenced, which would assist in addressing the root cause of the violence. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Torrance man guilty in death of stepfather

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Torrance man was found guilty today of beating his stepfather – a popular Harbor College baseball coach – to death with a dumbbell, kicking him with steel-toed boots and stabbing him six times in the neck. Ashton Hurst, 36, showed no emotion as a Torrance Superior Court clerk read a jury’s verdict convicting him of one count of first-degree murder in the Feb. 8, 2005, killing of Robert Gauci, 44. Hurst faces 25 years to life in prison. The decision came after just a day and a half of deliberations following five weeks of testimony. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREJurors said they did not believe Hurst’s self-defense claim that he killed his stepfather to stop a sexual advance. “There were no winners in this,” said one juror, a 48-year-old Torrance construction worker. “It was two families torn apart.” larry.altman@dailybreeze.comlast_img read more

STREET PARTY MANIA SET TO SWEEP DONEGAL

first_imgTWENTY FOUR Street Parties are planned in Donegal so far …..with many more set to follow.It’s all part of the 7th Annual Street Feast Day, which is to be held on Sunday week, June 12.Street parties are already planned in Killybegs, Castlefinn, Gleneely, Gortahork, Milford, Manorcunningham and Letterkenny and there is still time to organise one in your own area. Street Feast is an Irish local community initiative and this year is part of the State’s 1916 / 2016 Centenary Celebrations. Street Feast is a not-for-profit, all-for-fun, do-it-yourself celebration.The initiative invites an individual, or a group of neighbours, or a club, to host a lunch on their street, in a local park or in their front gardens – inviting other neighbours to come along and join them.It is hoped that in some small way, a Street Feast will bring communities together and help tackle the sense of isolation that some people experience. Everyone is encouraged to bring something along. In partnership with the Centenary Programme, Street Feast is calling on people nationwide to come together at 12.00 noon on Sunday, 12th June to enjoy a bite to eat with their neighbours for a simple and fun way of reconnecting with those that live near them.Anyone wishing to join the party and support the initiative is being asked to get in touch with Street Feast to receive a free Street Feast party pack (while stocks last). For more information visit www.streetfeast.ie or check out the Street Feast Face book page.  STREET PARTY MANIA SET TO SWEEP DONEGAL was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL MAN’S BREATHTAKING ADVENTURE TO INISHDOOEY

first_imgIain Miller braved the weather last weekend and paddled the five kilometers from from Magheroarty to Inishdooey. Inishdooey is known for its monastic ruins, ancient church, 1000 groundnesting chicks, huge raised shingle storm beach and elaborate sea cave systems. This 96 acre island is found 5 km off the Western coast of Donegal. The island is the second out to sea from Magheroarty Pier and forms part of an enchainment of four islands known as the Donegal Archipelago, which comprise Inishbofin, Inishdooey, Inishbeg and Tory Island.Inishdooey ChurchThe name of the island is said to come from Saint Dubhthach, a 6th century saint who was the driving force behind getting the monastery built on the island. All that remains of the monks’ settlement on the island are the ruins of stone wall buildings and the small stone church.The island was put up for sale in 2011 by former owner Mark McClafferty, from Falcarragh. It has recently sold, but not before making headlines in national newspapers and news websites. A particularly amusing story on the DailyEdge showed you what you could buy for the same price as the island; including a decrepit inner city flat in Dublin, or a one-third of an acre site in Belmullet. Compared to the other listings; we reckon the buyer got a pretty good deal!  DDTV: DONEGAL MAN’S BREATHTAKING ADVENTURE TO INISHDOOEY was last modified: July 4th, 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:donegaldonegal archipelagoInishdooeyMagheroartylast_img read more

My Donegal – with journalist and writer Anita Guidera

first_imgAnita Guidera has lived and worked in County Donegal for 30 years, first with the Donegal People’s Press and later as the North West correspondent for the Irish Independent. In recent years she has worked as a freelance journalist and features writer for the Irish Independent and other media outlets. She is currently working on a number of Donegal-based multimedia projects. This is Anita’s My Donegal.Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?I am fortunate that my work has taken me to virtually every nook and cranny in the county but even after 30 years, I am still discovering new and beautiful places. So, from one of our more recent adventures, my current favourite spot is the spectacular coastal route between Maghery and Marameelan in the Rosses. Although not great for driving, this is an ideal route for hiking or cycling, steeped in history with magnificent coastal and mountain views. Where in Donegal do you call home?Ramelton! Aside from a brief sojourn in Letterkenny and Churchill, Ramelton has been home to me for the past 30 years. Call me biased but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere in Ireland which has gifted the world with more internationally influential people across all fields from politics and sport to religion, medicine, the arts and most recently a Nobel Prize winner. I love the warmth and welcoming nature of the people, the irrepressible pride of place and unbeatable community spirit.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I’m going a little off-script here and probably as a result of years spent working in courts, but my heroes (and yes, it’s plural) are Donegal’s unsung ones, those hugely courageous survivors of abuse who have had the courage to stand up to their abusers, often at great personal cost, and face them in court. What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?There are the obvious ones for good reason, like Sliabh Liag and Glenveagh National Park, but Donegal’s real trump card is its hundreds of kilometres of spectacular coastline, punctuated with idyllic beaches and coves and its untamed mountainous landscape.Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?Both have their different appeal but at heart I’m more of a summer person.What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal? There’s nothing I enjoy more than taking guests to parts of Donegal they have never been and experiencing the wonder of these places anew through their eyes. Typically this would entail taking the most scenic routes to get to the chosen destination. I always plan a round trip that takes in mountains, beach, coffee and lunch stops and that preferably ends with sunset a pint! Left to our own devices, it doesn’t get better than getting in the camper with my husband Don and heading off to uncover yet more of Donegal’s endless secrets, all the better if it involves kayak and bicycle as well!What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Nothing says Donegal quite like Donegal Tweed. I love how much a part of the history of the place it is and how its colours and textures mirror the landscape.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Those who bring Donegal’s music and traditional crafts to an international audience are the best kind of ambassadors.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?It depends on how you measure success! I admire anyone who chooses Donegal as a location for their business, however large or small, despite its challenges, because of the unique quality of life it will afford them and their family. They deserve our support.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?I’m in awe that the legendary Dave Gallaher (1873-1917) who captained the All Black originals rugby team on their celebrated 1905-1906 tour of Britain, France and North America, was born a few doors up from where we live on Castle Street in Ramelton.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?This is a tough one because there are so many exciting things happening on the Donegal food front right now. I love Coffee Time in Kilmacrennan because of their absolute commitment to making everything from scratch (baking bread, churning butter, curing meats..) and how they are breathing new life into old and lost Donegal dishes.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would quite like if it rained less.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?No bother at all (and nothing is!)What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Resisting development that would be injurious to Donegal’s most valuable asset of all, its pristine land and seascape.What is your favourite Donegal food?Don’t make me choose one! Vegetables from Ballyholey farm, Calamari at the Seafood Shack, Killybegs, Fish tacos at Fisk, Downings, Scarpellos sour dough bread, turf smoked salmon from the Haven Smokehouse, the cheese burger at Coffee Time, Kilmacrennan, pizza at the Taproom, Rathmullan, chowder at Nancy’s Barn, Ballyliffin, mussels at The Bridge Bar Seafood Restaurant, Ramelton……Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?The lack of mobile broadband connectivity.Do you have a favourite local band?Donegal is bursting with musical talent across all genres but I find myself drawn more and more to traditional music and how deeply connected it is to place and people. It’s hard to beat a traditional session at Hiudaí’s in Bunbeg, led by the inimitable Hiudaí, and including Howard Chu on fiddle!If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Better mobile broadband connectivity would make it an even more attractive place to work and live.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Noel Cunningham!Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?I’m proud of how welcoming and kind the people are.My Donegal – with journalist and writer Anita Guidera was last modified: August 4th, 2019 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:Anita GuideraMY DONEGALRameltonWriterlast_img read more

Ruben Loftus-Cheek returns to Chelsea training early

first_img How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Welcome back, @rubey_lcheek! 🤙#InternationalFriendshipDay pic.twitter.com/9wGDatnUZd— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 30, 2018Loftus-Cheek was sent out on loan to Crystal Palace last season where his performances earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for Russia 2018.The midfielder is clearly keen to make an impression on Sarri as he bids to break into the Blues starting XI.Jorginho has already arrived from Napoli to bolster the Italian’s new-look Chelsea midfield and Loftus-Cheek’s early return will give him a greater opportunity to adapt to Sarri’s philosophy and show his value. who plays? smart causal NEW ERA Chelsea academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reported for pre-season early in a bid to impress new boss Maurizio Sarri.The 22-year-old was not due back for another week after featuring in England’s World Cup campaign, but returned to Cobham for training on Monday. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? highlights ALTERED possible xi Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more