A Weekend Well Spent With The Loving Musicians & Community Of FloydFest [Gallery/Review]

first_imgIn perhaps the only bit of sadness to creep into the festival, the main headliner, Gregg Allman, was forced to cancel his set after being hospitalized in Roanoke. He had cancelled his show the night before in North Carolina, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Still, I was in the VIP tent when a person from management got on the stage and gave an announcement. He started by saying, “Folks, I have some bad news, and I am going to read it right from this paper I’m holding.” The crowd listened with a very attentive silence as he relayed the news of Allman’s hospitalization and cancellation. I was surprised that there was no collective sign of bitterness, or moaning and groaning, or bitching and complaining. Quite the opposite actually. At the end of the announcement, when the speaker asked to send good vibes to Gregg so he could heal, the audience went crazy and it was possibly the best scene of sending good energy to someone who probably direly needed it. It was a very positive thing to witness, and despite being sad that I would be missing Allman, it was a great display of humanity from fans at Floydfest.So with Allman out, Leftover Salmon and Friends stepped up to main stage Saturday night for the headlining slot. Dubbed Buffalo Mountain Jam, it was an all-star jam session for various musicians of the festival. To say it was a highlight of the weekend would be a gross understatement. An amazing version of the Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” formed part of the set, but the emphatic “Whipping Post” encore was the superlative tribute to the ailing Allman. With the main stage closing for the night, some fans headed to the “secret set” featuring Pimps of Joytime. It wasn’t so secret in that everybody knew about it, but it sure was a fun time that served as the “15th annual FloydFest.”The last day certainly eased down from the fun and shenanigans of the previous four days. It had a much calmer and tranquil feeling to it, although not any less musically entertaining. One of my favorite sets was from Keller Williams and More Than A Little. It’s a group of musicians with two female vocalists, and they play a form of soulful, gospel funk. I was checking them out when, true to Keller’s love of GD, they slowly morphed one of the funkier tunes into a very elegant version of “Eyes of the World.” It caught fans completely by surprise, and it immediately had anyone who wasn’t dancing up and moving. Later in his set he was playing a song about drinking too much wine when apparently inspiration moved him brightly, and remembering it was Sunday, he brought out the Bible-inspired tune of “Samson & Delilah.” The two songs were interwoven with each other as the band went from one song into the other at least three times. It was a very fun set.Greensky Bluegrass brought their recipe for jamgrass on the main stage and they didn’t disappoint. The final main stage act, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, closed the Dreaming Creek Stage with style. They played older favorites like “Jacob’s Ladder” and “White-Wheeled Limousine,” as well as newer tunes from their latest album like Valley Road. The group also provided some comic relief as well. During one of his slower ballads, one fan, dubbed the purveyor of the bubbles by Bruce, began making hundreds of bubbles to fill the air, much to everyone’s enjoyment. Hornsby, in the middle of this ballad, took notice and mentioned all the bubbles. He recalled how bubbles was once misspelled as bubles in an old yearbook, and that memory led him to start saying bubles (pronounced boo-bulls) throughout the song. Pronouncing all the hard, bilabial “B” sounds so much, he couldn’t help but throw a couple “Bad to the Bone” teases in there. The crowd soaked it up and laughed hard with each bit. Hornsby and the Noisemakers easily provided one of the most fun sets of the weekend, and it was a great way to wrap up FloydFest.Besides all the phenomenal music just described, FloydFest offered plenty for fans to do. There was a children’s area, plenty of vendors, and a plethora of outdoor activities including but not limited to mountain biking, trail hiking, river tubing, and even disc golf complete with a nine-hole course on site. There was even a tournament on site, and yours truly took tied for third place amongst the amateurs.And it would be remiss to not mention perhaps the most important aspect of FloydFest: the people. The vibe generated by the people was so positive. Everyone you met was extraordinarily nice and kind. All those ideals of the 60s- peace, love, kindness- were all present, and as cliché as it sounds, it embodied all the virtues of hippiedom. It made the weekend very special. The overall vibe of FloydFest will not easily be topped, and anybody who has been would probably agree. I’m already counting down until next year’s FloydFest.Words and photos provided by Ojeda Photography. Check out a full gallery below! Nestled in the heart of Appalachia in the western part of Virginia, FloydFest celebrated their 16th annual music festival this last weekend of July. It was everything that attendees could ask for and much more – great music, good vibes, and beautiful scenery.Technically a five day festival, the real meat of the festival began on Thursday, July 27th. Walking around just to get my bearings straight, I was first drawn to a smaller stage nearby. My ears not deceiving me, a stellar and very pop version of “Scarlet Begonias” was being played by a group comprised of young men. Thirty minutes into the festival and I heard the first Grateful Dead cover. It couldn’t have been more classic. The band was Feel Free, and after getting the entire tent to sing along with the Garcia/Hunter classic, they played some of their own danceable tunes. Feel Free was certainly a pleasant surprise to begin the festival experience.Another smaller band that played on Thursday were the Forlorn Strangers. Unfortunately technical issues dogged the first 45 minutes of the set. The musicians themselves anxiously awaited to play, and finally they realized they didn’t need any electricity, so they brought their instruments to the floor in front of the stage and rocked out traditional folk and bluegrass that made the crowd happy. Their originals were tight, and the cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” was a great sing-a-long.On the main stage, Anders Osborne perhaps brought the first truly rock-n-roll edge to the festival. With all the musicians exerting maximum energy, they rocked through songs found on his newest release like “Different Drum,” “Fools Gold,” and “Hurt.” The band seemed to be having so much fun rocking out, but Mother Nature had a different plan. A torrential downfall began near the end of his set, causing him to end it early. The heavy rain, and subsequent thunder and lightning, lasted for nearly two hours bringing the festival to a standstill. Even when it stopped festival organizers were cautious how to continue as radars looked bleak.Nonetheless Thursday headliner Railroad Earth was able to play their headlining slot for the night, and for the fans that stayed out late in the cold, they were rewarded with an awesome set that featured “Potter’s Field” with a huge jam and classics such as “Bird in a House.” It was cool to see Railroad Earth play a full set and not throw in the towel because of the bad conditions, so Thursday ended with a bang from the jamgrassers.Friday followed with big names and up-and-coming groups alike. The Hip Abduction was one of the first acts performing in the day. Their eclectic mix of jam, rock, reggae, and calypso melted into a unique sound that isn’t easy to describe. What is easy is to say how awesome they were. Besides having nice melodies and songs that were easy to get into, they could all go into a percussion jam (all musicians participated) or could bust out a kora (Google it) to add to their sound. It was a great set from a band that may not be on your radar but should be.Texan Shakey Graves made sure to portray his Texas roots, displaying the flag and making multiple comments bout his native state amidst his fantastic storytelling. Shakey was fun and really reminded fans that music and storytelling go together. Rich Robinson played a set that was fairly standard but enjoyable. Then the main acts began for the big-name portion of the night.The Wood Brothers soothed the crowd with their acoustic tunes. The highlight of the night was indubitably Nahko & Medicine for the People, if judging by the size of the crowd. As far as the eye could see, the field was filled with people. There were lots of teenage girls present as was notable in the cries and shrieks that would be reminiscent of a Jonas Brothers concert. Nahko was certainly a lot more pop than I imagined, but that is not a bad thing. His music was good and his message was even better. He did a great job of expanding the good vibes of the festival. Leftover Salmon ended the night with a great set. It wouldn’t be the last we would see of them.The big day for festivals is always Saturday, and Floydfest is no different. Attendees were settled in, the biggest headliners were slated to play, and the rain from Thursday was a thing of the past. Keller Williams got things going with his guitar-driven music, filled with loops and effects and all sorts of things Keller. The most energetic of all sets was performed by Femi Kuti and the Positive Force. His 54 years of life experience were betrayed by his singing, playing, and most exceptional youthful exuberance onstage. True to his father’s legacy and to his own musical career, Femi made sure to preach a positive message of Africa, humanity, and the way in which one should live.Warren Haynes followed on the main stage, bringing along his Ashes & Dust Band. The group went through a plethora of songs from a number of sources. They opened with great version of “Spots of Time,” a tune from their album. “Patchwork Quilt,” Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower, “and Allman Brothers’ “Blue Sky” (with “China Cat Sunflower” teases) and “Jessica” all appeared in the setlist. It was a great set from one of the biggest names in the jam scene. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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De Guzman re-signs for Swans

first_img De Guzman scored eight goals last season as the Swans finished ninth in the Premier League and won the Capital One Cup and he is aiming to continue that progression come August. “I had a great year at Swansea,” said the 25-year-old. “The people around the club and the fans treated me well. “It was not just the results we had; it was more about showing we can also compete with the big teams. We played better against the bigger teams. “We played well in a lot of games. We played good football and it’s refreshing playing in a team that has a good football mind. “I’m very satisfied with what happened. We did very well – we were very creative. We really put Swansea on the map.” Swansea have re-signed Jonathan de Guzman on loan for next season, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed. The Dutch international spent last season on loan at the Liberty and Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed that the winger will be remaining in South Wales next term after agreement was reached with his parent-club Villarreal. “Everyone is happy the loan is continuing,” Jenkins told www.swanseacity.net. ”Then Jonathan will review his long-term future next summer.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp urged to forget about new centre-half signing

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp urged to forget about new centre-half signingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to buy a new centre-half this month.Klopp’s Liverpool team recorded an impressive win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table. Injuries to Joel Matip and Joe Gomez left Liverpool short on central defensive options and forced Klopp to drop midfielder Fabinho back into defence. “Jurgen Klopp deserves a lot of credit for playing Fabinho at centre-back against Brighton & Hove Albion,” Cascarino wrote in his Times column. “I don’t understand why more teams don’t do something similar.“Yes he’s a defensive midfielder but they can do a job at the back. Most teams don’t play two strikers anyway these days and the likes of Fabinho, Nemanja Matic and Fernandinho could all do it. Liverpool don’t need to waste any money on a centre back this month. And, let’s face it, I could probably play alongside Virgil van Dijk.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Last Years Warriors Werent The Best Ever But This Years Might Be

There was plenty of “greatest of all time” speculation swirling around the Golden State Warriors at this time last year, as they tore through the Western Conference after breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for regular-season victories. As it turns out, though, the Warriors weren’t even the greatest team of the 2015-16 season, since they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. I suppose we all learned our collective lesson, because there hasn’t been anywhere near as much GOAT chatter this time around.The irony, of course, is that this version of the Warriors might actually be the best NBA team ever. Although they “only” won 67 games during the regular season, the 2016-17 Warriors had a better schedule-adjusted point differential than they did in their 73-win season, and then they rattled off what is so far the most dominant postseason of any team in recent memory (including the fabled 2001 L.A. Lakers).And if they can take care of Cleveland without much trouble in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they’ll officially become the GOAT — at least, according to the Elo ratings, our pet system for judging an NBA team’s strength at any given moment.As my boss wrote on Saturday, the LeBron James Cavaliers have had a tendency to make Elo look silly. But by now, Elo has learned from its mistakes and is (mostly) giving Cleveland its due. The main reason our prediction system is still giving the Cavs a minuscule 10 percent chance of defending their championship, then, is that the Warriors are just so ridiculously dominant.Golden State’s Elo rating is currently 1850.5, which ranks second in NBA history to the peak rating of the ’96 Bulls (1853.1) — which was set after Chicago took a 3-0 lead over the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals. (The Bulls’ Elo would dip to a final rating of 1823 after they lost two of the next three games to the Sonics.) 6Bulls1996-972/4/97471811.3 TEAMSEASONDATEGAME NO.DURING PLAYOFFS?ELO To surpass those Bulls and set a new peak-Elo record of 1853.2, the Warriors would need to prevail by eight or more on Thursday night. That’s far from an unreasonable goal; Golden State has the superior rating and is at home, so Elo actually considers them nine-point favorites for Game 1. (The Las Vegas betting line for Game 1 has the Warriors winning by seven.) According to research by Wayne Winston and Jeff Sagarin, the probability of a nine-point NBA favorite winning by at least eight is about 54 percent.But even if Cleveland plays the Warriors close in Game 1, a new Elo record is inevitable as long as Golden State keeps winning. A string of one-point victories in Games 1 through 3 would be enough to push the Warriors past the Bulls’ mark with at least a game to spare in the series. But any loss could be a major setback for the record-breaking bid. Even a three-point loss in Game 1 would need to be followed by four straight four-point wins to pull Golden State ahead of Chicago; a stray double-digit loss would require four 10-point wins in a row. And two losses in the series might prove too much for the Warriors to overcome unless they also rack up offsetting blowout wins, particularly if the Cavs’ wins are spaced apart in the series (Elo gives more weight to more recent games).Then again, it’s also possible that the Warriors could set an all-time peak Elo record after Game 1 and then the Cavs could rally back to win the series. In that scenario, Golden State’s season would parallel that of the 2007 New England Patriots, who set the NFL’s peak Elo record when they rattled off 18 straight wins before losing the Super Bowl. We’re guessing the Warriors would probably rather have the title. 7Spurs2015-163/19/16691800.1 1Bulls1995-966/9/9697✓1853.1 3Warriors2015-1612/11/15241838.6 9Bulls1997-986/10/98101✓1788.3 8Lakers2008-096/14/09105✓1790.0 Source: ESPN, Basketball-Reference.com The best peak Elo ratings in NBA history 10Pistons1988-896/13/8999✓1788.1 5Celtics1985-865/29/8696✓1815.7 4Warriors2014-156/16/15103✓1822.3 2Warriors2016-175/22/1794✓1850.5 read more

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Buckeyes almost where they need to be

Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) runs the ball into the end zone after a reception during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorMistakes were made, records were broken, and it was cold.In the middle of all that, Ohio State (9-1, 6-0) found a way to pick up a second-consecutive road win against a team ranked in the College Football Playoff top 25.The Buckeyes — ranked No. 8 in that poll — overcame a pair of fumbles lost and an interception to leave Minneapolis — where the temperature was just 15 degrees at kickoff — with a 31-24 win against No. 25 Minnesota (7-3, 4-2) Saturday afternoon. But if OSU wants to keep rising in the poll going forward, things can’t go the way they did at TCF Bank Stadium — at least that’s how Tom Herman felt after the game.“Obviously we’re not going to be able to go where we want to go turning the ball over like that,” OSU’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach said.All season long, coach Urban Meyer has stressed that the place the Buckeyes want to be is in a position to “compete for championships in November.”Now more than halfway through the 11th month, Meyer and his team are just a win — or a Michigan State loss — away from locking up a spot in the Dec. 6 Big Ten Championship game. The Buckeyes’ next shot to book that trip to Indianapolis is set to come next Saturday against Indiana at home.That means OSU is close, but sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott agreed with Herman that the Buckeyes are a few mishaps away from being where they want to be.“We’re almost where we need to be,” Elliott said after he rushed for 91 yards against the Golden Gophers. “We keep making these little dumb mistakes but without those mistakes, the game last weekend and the game this weekend would’ve been a different outcome.”While OSU beat then-No. 8 Michigan State, 49-37, a week before topping Minnesota, both games saw the Buckeyes turn the ball over multiple times, leading to points for their opponent. In fact, all three Minnesota touchdowns came on the ensuing drives after each OSU turnover.Herman said turnovers come with the game, but added he was glad to see how the Buckeyes responded to the mistakes.“You can’t take those turnovers away,” he said. “They are what they are and that’s what made the game close. But I was proud of our guys to continue to battle back and continue to make plays.”Perhaps nobody felt the weight of the turnovers more than redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, as he had two fumbles in the game. One of those fumbles came on what would have been a likely touchdown for OSU, followed by an 80-yard touchdown drive from the Golden Gophers for a 14-point swing.Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer — who had a chance to recover that Marshall fumble in the end zone before the ball popped free — said the numbers on the scoreboard didn’t show how well the Buckeyes actually played.“We cut out those turnovers, it’s a completely different ball game,” Spencer said after the game. “But I feel as a team we had a really good team win, and that was a really great team that we just played.”Praise for Minnesota and the idea of a strong group effort were common themes among the OSU coaches and players after the game, and Meyer summarized it in his opening statement.“Great team win. Not great execution, but great team win,” he said. “Bottom line is 11 a.m. game against a very good team that we have a lot of respect for.”Herman mentioned the Golden Gopher’s standing in the national picture, and again praised OSU’s ability to overcome mistakes as a team.“This was a top-25 team with a top-20 defense on the road with very unfavorable conditions,” he said. “And we turned the ball over I don’t know how many times, and we still found a way to win.”Part of the reason OSU did pull out a victory was the play of redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. He had some of his own mistakes — including an interception — but set three new school records.His 86-yard touchdown scamper was the longest run ever by an OSU quarterback, while his 189 rushing yards was also the top single-game output by a Buckeye signal caller in program history. And to top it off, Barrett’s second-half touchdown toss to redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas was his 37th total touchdown this season, moving him one ahead of the record set by then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller last year. He added a 38th touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard pass to senior wide receiver Evan Spencer.Barrett’s three touchdown passes in the game also moved him within one of Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith’s school record of 30 in a season set in 2006.The signal caller’s big day helped OSU to 489 yards of total offense, while the Buckeyes’ defense held Minnesota to 303 total yards.OSU’s defensive performance only faltered after the three turnovers. While two of those turnovers were undoubtedly on Marshall alone, Meyer said the Buckeyes won’t leave him out of game plans going forward.“We’re gonna come right back to him,” he said. “That’s what good teams do, they pick each other up.“He’s a good player, we’ve gotta get that fixed.”Aside from the turnovers from Marshall and Barrett and a shaky first-half performance from the run defense, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee stressed that the Buckeyes still came away with the No. 1 thing that matters.“You’re never really satisfied, and that wasn’t really the best performance defensively and offensively in the first half,” Lee said after the game. “But we came together as a team in the second half and just regrouped and calmed down and did our job, and we finished the game.”Kickoff between OSU and Indiana is set for noon at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Softball Ohio State starting Big Ten climb on the road at Michigan

OSU sophomore Emily Clark (20) tags Rutgers freshman Nicole Bowman (88) for an out during the game against Rutgers on April 1 at Buckeye field. Credit: Emily Hetterscheidt | For The LanternAfter getting a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the No. 25 Ohio State women’s softball team is on the road again. This weekend, the team is traveling to East Lansing for a three-game series against the Spartans.The Buckeyes are currently 27-11 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten, with a 9-3 mark in road conference contests. Michigan State is 21-17 overall and 5-8 in the conference play. “Michigan State always shows up to play,” OSU junior Becca Gavin said. “It’s one of those games where you can never underestimate an opponent based on their rank or how they’re playing.”OSU leads the all-time record between the conference opponents, 66-43, and is 9-2 against Michigan State since 2013.  The last time the Buckeyes made the trip to East Lansing, they swept the Spartans in a three-game series. Home or away, playing any Big Ten team is hard, junior outfielder Bailee Sturgeon said. In order to come out of Secchia Stadium with some Big Ten wins, the Buckeyes need to focus on defense and pitching.The Spartans have some powerful forces at bat, with junior outfielder Lea Foerster leading the way. Foerster has a .395 batting average and is first in the Big Ten in doubles (15) and runs scored (47). Michigan State sophomore Ebonee Echols ranks No. 1 in the NCAA with 11 triples, the most of any Big Ten player since 1999. For OSU, sophomore infielder Lilli Piper leads the team with a .405 batting average, 42 RBI and 51 hits.  Senior outfielder Alex Bayne has notched the most Buckeye home runs with 13 and has a .336 batting average. Six players from the Scarlet and Gray batting lineup have an average of .300 or better. “We don’t fall off when we get to the bottom of our order,” said OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “The bottom of our order is very strong so it could be them stepping up, it could be the middle, it could be the top.”Even if Michigan State gets some big hits, it’s vital for the OSU to keep its composure on the mound, Kovach Schoenly said. In the Buckeyes’ win over Pittsburgh, senior pitcher Shelby Hursh registered her 11th win and had eight strikeouts, six of which were the final out of the inning. “If she could do that every inning, that would make me happy,” Kovach Schoenly said. “I think she’s starting to pitch some of the best she’s pitched in her career right now and I’m really proud of the way she’s handled the pressure.”Hursh is 11-4 with a 2.24 ERA (2.81 in conference). She has pitched in 97 innings and has five shutout victories.Michigan State junior pitcher Bridgette Rainey is 12-7 with a 4.32 ERA. Rainey has recorded 105 strikeouts in her 95.2 innings pitched so far this season.Last season, the Spartans made the trek to Columbus and took the series, 2-1. Now, the Buckeyes are looking to take back the series. “Our focus going into these games is definitely getting back to finding our competitive edge, finding that aggressiveness that we came out the beginning of the season with and getting back to our fundamentals defensively and offensively,” Gavin said. read more

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Mark Hughes empathizes with Leicester City

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes sends his condolences to everyone at Leicester City following the tragic death of their club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a tragic helicopter crash last weekend and the football family all around the world has come out in emotional support for the club, including Saints manager Mark Hughes.Hughes told Sky Sports: “It does affect the club and the players themselves, but what you find in football is you have to get on with your football life and your personal life, you have to deal with tragedy and change.“It will take time I am sure, given the circumstances, but everybody will I am sure will heal in their own time.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Mark Hughes was at Chelsea when the club’s vice-chairman Matthew Harding died in a similar helicopter crash in October 1996.“It was really sad times for everyone connected to the club. We’d played a night match in Bolton and were traveling back and heard the tragic news that a big presence at the club had lost his life.” Hughes said, speaking of the crash in 1996.“The club came together as club and a team and you make decisions that you think were right at the time.“We as players just wanted to do well for the memory of Matthew Harding, and that is how we approached it.”last_img read more

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Yorke Man United should give Solskjaer the permanent managers job

first_imgDwight Yorke has backed his former Manchester United team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent managerial vacancy.Since replacing  Jose Mourinho last month at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has enjoyed a perfect start by winning all eight of his games in charge of United as interim coach.The Norwegian could now further bolster his prospects of becoming the permanent United coach by breaking Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola’s record of winning their opening six Premier League games if United defeat Burnley tonight.Despite this, however, former Red Devils star Paul Ince believes the club should go all out for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.But Yorke thinks otherwise and is certain that Solskjaer is the right man for the job.“Is a bigger way winning games, being successful playing attractive football?” Yorke told SportsMax.“The fans have been happy. If he’s doing that. There’s no reason to change it in my opinion. And I think that’s the way to go.“I’m sure everyone who knows Ole like I do, having spent four years with him, I didn’t really see him coming in and in the first place and getting the job, however, the decision was made, you know he’s a close friend. We want to see him do well.“He’s inherited a very good team and he’s been at the club for a very long time, so he understands the way that the club plays and I think that’s all he went in and did, he didn’t have to alter too much.“It’s the same players, give them the way to play forward, play attacking, the Man United brand of football.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“And I didn’t think he has to tinker too much because at the end of the day it’s the same players.“You’ve got to give him a lot of credit to go through winning eight games back to back. That’s incredible, to be mentioned alongside the greats of Sir Alex [Ferguson] and certainly Sir Matt Busby, it’s just incredible.“It’s fantastic and I think everyone is really delighted how well he has done and how well the team has really responded to his method of being positive and playing on the front foot.”Yorke, who scored 66 goals in 147 appearances for United and won three Premier League titles along with the Champions League, admits he’s been taken aback by Solskjaer’s success.“He’s very unassuming, very shy, only spoke when he’s been spoken to, he never spoke out of time or context,” Yorke added.“He is very dedicated to his sports vision. I could see him involved with the younger kids and really doing well at that level.“I just didn’t see him really going into management because being interactive with people, he’s very nice but you know the interacting and communicating with people wasn’t one of his biggest strengths but he seems to have really taken it on.“We know looking back at Cardiff, not particularly great there, but certainly at United, he feels very comfortable there and had a great rapport there with the fans and a great opportunity to show his managerial skills and he seems to have taken the bull by the horns which is fantastic to see – and I can only wish Ole continued success.“He is a very good friend of mine and I only want him to see him do well, not just for himself, but I want to see the football club and the players do what Man United always does – compete in games and being entertaining, scoring fantastic goals – because when you have the players and the attacking flair that we have in our team there is no reason why we shouldn’t be where we are.“And you know if someone were to point their finger and said, you know Liverpool and City are 17 or 18 points better than us just halfway through the season, that is just a myth. So there was something obviously not particularly right at the football club and Ole’s come in and changed that whole concept and mentality.”last_img read more

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Homer Woman Arrested For Using Fake Currency In Anchor Point

first_imgThe cashier provided a description of the driver and vehicle. Troopers located the vehicle in Anchor Point. On February 2, a suspect was identified however she was not located at that time. On the following day Troopers received a report that a female had used fake currency to pay for a drink at Black Water Bend Espresso. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers received a report of a female who had tried to use fake currency to buy items at the Anchor River Store on two separate occasions. She was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail. According to the Trooper dispatch, an investigation revealed Rheanna Tussey, 24, of Homer used fake currency to purchase a drink and she was in possession of large quantity of other fake bills.last_img read more

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