Flores has no special plans to stop Swansea hot-shot Bafetimbi Gomis

first_imgQuique Sanchez Flores insists Watford have not made any special plans to stop goal-machine Bafetimbi Gomis when Swansea travel to Vicarage Road. Garry Monk takes the Swans to face newly-promoted Watford on Saturday but Flores feels planning to purely negate the threat of Gomis is the wrong way to go. “Our plans are collective,” he said. “It is to move Gomis into the place where we can reduce his ability. We never prepare one strategy for (Lionel) Messi, one strategy for Gomis, one for (Wayne) Rooney as that is a big mistake. “In this case for us it is important to choose when we want to defend and attack – Gomis is part of the plan of course, but he is always involved in the main plan. “They are a really good team. They are confident and have been working really well the last few years. “They are a very clever team, they manage the transitions very well and have good individuals in Gomis, Ayew, (Jefferson) Montero, (Jonjo) Shelvey – they have a lot of good players. But we think of the team as a collective – no different to other matches.” While Gomis has been scoring freely, Watford are without a goal since the opening weekend of the season and that is something Flores is keen to address. “We scored against Everton and afterwards we had chances but we had to work in the mind of the players and convince them they are working in the right way,” he said. “We don’t have problems when we have the ball, the main problem is when we are in the last third. The attacks are coming when you’re defending well – when we were preparing in pre-season we were thinking of working like a unit, a strong team who make it uncomfortable for the other team. “It is clear that we have problems with the attempts. We are shooting less in the last few matches. We are working hard trying to solve this. “I try to remove pressure for the players – the players need to do the best during the matches so I try to remove that during the week. “I’m trying to make confidence to go onto the pitch and win and to show the fans that we have the possibility to win every single match we play.” Watford brought in three signings on transfer deadline day with midfielder Adlene Guedioura joined by two forwards in Victor Ibarbo and Obbi Oulare. The hope will be that the attacking duo can help Watford score more goals and ease the workload on Troy Deeney, but Flores revealed neither are likely to feature this weekend. “Ibarbo is solving a problem with his visa,” the Spaniard added. “He is not here, he was training in the first days but he is not here. Oulare, he is not at his best physically at the moment so we have to think a little bit more about him.” Press Association Gomis is enjoying a rich vein of form having scored nine goals in his last 10 Premier League games – including the winner in the 2-1 victory over Manchester United ahead of the international break. That run has seen the France forward’s stock rise, with the Swans also impressing in recent weeks as fellow free transfer signing Andre Ayew has hit the ground running. last_img read more

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AIT to Broadcast NPFL All-Star Tour Games in Spain

first_imgAfrican Independent Television (AIT) a member of the DAAR Communication Group has become the first free to air television network to be awarded broadcast right of the NPFL-LaLiga All-Star tour matches.A select team made up of players from the Nigeria Professional Football League clubs are billed to play three international club friendly matches in three Spanish cities as part of the technical and commercial partnership between the League Management Company (LMC), operators of the NPFL and LaLiga.The LMC said it has reached an understanding with AIT, Nigeria’s first private 24 hour station for live broadcast of the matches which hold on August 10, 12 and 13. The first match, a pre-season friendly on August 10 will be against Valencia CF while the other two games against Malaga CF on August 12 and Atletico Madrid CF on the 13th will be part of the prestigious Carranza LaLiga World Club Tourney. Chairman of LMC, Shehu Dikko, confirmed the development and said, “we are seeking windows through the broadcast media to take this historic matches available to the homes of every Nigerian football fans. The LMC and LaLiga is offering the broadcast feeds free to every television station that is interested”.Dikko said discussions are also on-going with a number of other stations including Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Channels Television and Television Continental (TVC).The NPFL All-Star team of 37 players based on current form and potentials shown as youth development players began camping in Abuja from July 11 with a final list of 22 to be released before their departure on August 8 by the coaching crew which has Salisu Yusuf as head.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Panthers sign safety Eric Reid to 3-year contract extension

first_img Eric Reid’s attorneys reject NFL-NFLPA finding on his drug testing Eric Reid is staying in Carolina.The Panthers on Monday announced that they have signed the veteran safety to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2021 season. Related News “We always knew he was a solid football player,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said during the regular season, “and he showed it to us.”Reid, 27, initially was selected by the 49ers in the first round of the 2013 draft and spent the first five years of his career in San Francisco before signing with the Panthers in Week 4 of the 2018 season.He immediately became the starter and finished with 71 tackles, five passes defended and one interception in 13 games. Financial terms were not disclosed, but according to NFL.com the deal is worth more than $22 million. Welcome back @E_Reid35‼️#KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/93LaHR54Ma— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) February 11, 2019Reid was set to become an unrestricted free agent after wrapping up his first season with the Panthers, but his work ethic seemingly overshadowed the collusion grievance he filed against the NFL last May for supporting Colin Kaepernick, who protested social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.last_img read more

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Handball players of Gračanica defeated Goražde

first_imgHandball players of Gračanica defeated Goražde with 37:30 in the 19th round of BiH Handball Premier League. The match was played in Gračanica.Although HC ”Goražde” came to win and to improve its score, they failed, and Gračanica achieved its 10th victory in BiH Premier League.Gračanica is sixth team of BiH Premiere League with 31 points, and Goražde is 4th team with 37 points.BiH Handball Premier League:1.            KONJUH                              432.            ČELIK                                   423.            GRADAČAC                        404.            GORAŽDE                            375.            BOSNA (S)                            316.            GRAČANICA                       317.            ČAPLJINA                           318.            KRIVAJA                             259.            DERVENTA                         2410.          LEOTAR                               2211.          BOSNA (V)                           2112.          ZRINJSKI                             2113.          PRIJEDOR                            2114.          KAKANJ                               17last_img read more

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Wheat Festival button drawing contest drawing is April 1; winner receives $500 in cash

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This was the button from 2015.Sumner Newscow report — Do you have an artistic flare or a gift to market? The 116th Kansas Wheat Festival button drawing contest sponsored by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB and Sumner County Economic Development is being held this month.The contest deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016.Winners will be announced Thursday, April 7 at the weekly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. at the Daylight Donut Shop.The winner receives $500 in cash or Wellington Bucks, two Wheat Festival buttons and two Wheat Festival T-shirts.The rules include:Original copy design must include the following copy somewhere on design:116th Kansas Wheat Festival July 6-10, 2016 Wellington, Kansas or Wellington, KSDesign will be used for Wheat Festival buttons, T-shirts, hats, and & all other Wheat Festival merchandise.Artwork must be digitally designed/computer generated. Please keep in mind that complex shadings, fine screens, or otherdesign elements which are difficult to print will not be considered. Please present in vector file, .png, .jpg or .jpeg file.All designs must be original in concept and all submitted designs become the property of the Chamber.Must live in Kansas to enterMust be 16 years of age or olderThe full entry form is here: 116th Kansas Wheat Festival Button Design Contest Form 2016ENTRY PROCEDURE: Complete the entry form in the attachment above and at the bottom of the entry fee form securely to the back of your design entry. You may enter as often as you wish but a separate entry form is required for each entry. Deliver entries, both hard copy and on a flash drive or zip folder to the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, 208 N. Washington, Wellington, KS or PO BOX 686 or e-mail at wellingtonkschamber@gmail.com. No name should appear on the image (front or back). Contestant will receive an identifying number when entry is submitted. All entries become the property of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. Winning artist guarantees and agrees that neither the artist nor any other person or entity will reproduce or publish or permit to be reproduced or published the original artwork without the express written consent of the Kansas Wheat Festival Committee. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Man threatens to “shoot up” Florida Walmart a day after El Paso shooting

first_imgOne day after a gunman killed 22 people and injured several others at a Walmart in Texas, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they arrested a 31-year-old man who reportedly had plans to shoot at customers shopping in a Florida Walmart Supercenter.The incident was reported on Sunday in Valrico.Authorities reported that Wayne Lee Padgett was arrested after he called the store and allegedly told employees that he planned to shoot up the store.Officials evacuated the store which had 1,000 people inside as investigators worked to trace the location of the phone call.Eventually authorities were able to locate Padgett at his home near Tampa.  Investigators reported that they did not find a gun in the home, however, he was taken into custody and charged with filing a false report to use a firearm in a threatening manner.As of Monday, Padgett was being held at the Hillsborough County jail on a $7,500 bond.last_img read more

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Planned power outage for parts of Fort St. John – UPDATE

first_imgUpdate : Power has been restored to most homes in Fort St. John. Customers on the 9800 block of 87th Street are still without power. BC Hydro estimates that power should be restored to that area by 6:00 p.m Click Here for current information on power outages. A number of planned power outages are scheduled for the Fort St. John area.Around 95 customers will be affected by the outage on Thursday.- Advertisement -Homes on the 9800 block of 87th Street, 8700-8900 block of 99 Avenue, and two apartment blocks on 9820 and 9808 on 87th Street will be impacted.BC Hydro is making repairs to its equipment.Power should be restored by 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Thrilling opening encounters headline Rainforest Waters Squash Championships

first_imgThe 2018 Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships commenced Wednesday night with a series of thrilling showdowns in the men’s matches.The Georgetown Club Court saw top seeds sparring with the hopefuls in the first round in the battle of the males. Former junior Caribbean Champion Damien Da Silva returned to the court after a number of years and showed little rust as he engaged in the closest contest of the night against Jonathan Antczak.Both players were on par throughout the match, but DaSilva’s magic touch prevailed as he secured a three-love win; 11-9, 11-6, 11-8. Robert Fernandes beat Reagan Rodrigues 11-3, 11-0, 11-2 while top seeds Shomari Wiltshire and Nyron Joseph also recorded commanding wins, disposing of Adam Alves and Joshua Abdool, respectivelyShomari Wiltshire and Nyron Joseph had a good opening nightMeanwhile, veteran Garfield Wiltshire battled Lloyd Fung A Fat while Brian Young faced Tony Farnum in the smallest veteran category, while the women played against the younger ladies in an eight-player draw as action continued on Thursday evening from 18:00h.Men’s results Wednesday, June 27, 2018Robert Fernandes beat Reagan Rodrigues 11-3, 11-0, 11-2Alex Arjoon beat Gianni Carpenter 11-2, 11-6, 11-0Damien Da Silva beat Jonathan Antczak 11-9, 11-6, 11-8Shomari Wiltshire beat Adam Alves 11-5, 11-5, 11-4Jason Ray Khalil beat Lee Fung A Fat 11-0, 11-3, 11-0Nyron Joseph beat Joshua Abdool 11-2, 11-1, 11-1Regan Pollard beat Samuel Ince-Carvalhal 11-6, 11-3, 11-2Richard Chin beat Jason Van Dyk 11-1, 11-2, 11-6last_img read more

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Beimel ready to move on, make roster

first_img Matt Kemp, the Dodgers’ top outfield prospect who had a serviceable major-league debut last summer, spent almost his entire offseason playing for Estrellas de Oriente and then Licey in the Dominican Winter League. He now admits he was mentally drained after more than 11 months of nonstop baseball. Still, he showed up at camp almost a week before position players are required to. Big change Forgive newly signed right-hander Jason Schmidt if he already is looking toward the end of his three-year, $47 million free-agent contract. In 2009, the final season of Schmidt’s deal, the Dodgers are expected to move their spring-training operations to Glendale, Ariz., near Schmidt’s Phoenix-area home. For the past five springs, Schmidt reported to camp with San Francisco in Scottsdale, a daily commute from his house. This year, he was forced to leave behind a wife who is seven months pregnant and two children ages 6 and 9 to travel crosscountry for spring training. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I have to have a good spring, and I’m not taking anything for granted.” Beimel is a lock for the opening-day roster whether he wants to believe it or not. And even though he lost his arbitration case, he still more than doubled his salary from $425,000 to $912,500. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t still running from his past. Beimel, one of the most important pieces in the club’s bullpen last season, missed the first-round playoff loss to the New York Mets after cutting his hand on a glass while drinking in a bar barely 36 hours before the series opener. And as painful as his absence was for the suddenly depleted Dodgers bullpen, it was doubly so for Beimel. No rest In fact, Beimel was so ready for spring training that he showed up early, along with several other pitchers. “The only time I have ever come to spring training feeling like I was guaranteed to make the club was in 2004 with Pittsburgh, and I ended up getting released at the end of camp,” Beimel said. “So I’m definitely not thinking that way this year, and I will never think that way again for the rest of my career. center_img VERO BEACH, Fla. – Joe Beimel sat alone at a table in the middle of an almost-empty clubhouse on Thursday and happily mixed himself a nutritional drink. Barely four months after his infamous absence from the playoffs and just six days after losing to the club in arbitration, the Dodgers left-hander showed no hint of bitterness or righteous indignation. last_img read more

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