‘Leeds United are crying out for stability’, ex-goalkeeper Paul Robinson tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Leeds United and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has told talkSPORT the club are ‘crying out for stability’ after appointing their sixth permanent manager in 18 months.Uwe Rosler was axed from the helm on Monday morning after overseeing just two wins in 12 games as head coach, with ex-Rotherham boss Steve Evans drafted in as his replacement the same day.United owner Massimo Cellino explained the reasons why he sacked his fifth manager in his short reign in charge of the club, saying he ‘wanted heavy rock football, but got country music’.And a rollercoaster start to the week continued for Leeds, with the Football League later suspending the Italian businessman for second time, having failed its Owners’ and Directors’ test over a tax conviction in his native country.It remains unclear who Evans will answer to as he begins his rolling contract as Leeds’ new boss, and Elland Road academy graduated Robinson feels for the fans amid the controversy.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the glovesman said: “The club has been crying out for stability.“It’s not fair on the fans. It’s not a one-off, this has been going on for a number of years now and Leeds are becoming a laughing stock to be honest.”Cellino has been branded ‘the manager-eater’ after his antics at Leeds and Italian side Cagliari, and while ex-Tottenham and Blackburn shot-stopper Robinson condemns the chairman’s ‘hire-and-fire’ tendencies, he admits the chief deserves praise for injecting millions into the club.He continued: “On one hand you’ve got to give Cellino credit, he’s put millions of pounds into the football club, if his money wasn’t there, who knows where Leeds would be.“And on the other hand, you’ve got to question he runs the club. But it is his club, he does what he wants to do and he’s proven that in the past. He’s going to hire and fire and he’s going to make decisions, and he’ll live and die by it.“The problem is at the top, and I’m not sure what the answer is, but Leeds United fans don’t deserve to be put through this.”Evans’ appointment was met with mixed reaction from Leeds fans, but Robinson insists, for the good of the club, they must get behind their new boss from the off.He added: “The way things have been handled, with the previous manager fired and Evans taking training the same  morning… there are question marks over whether he’s the right man for the job, but they’ve got to get behind him now“They need a man manager, someone who can get the best out of the players, so why not give him a chance?”last_img read more

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Can West Ham finish in the top four? ‘Of course’, Mark Noble tells talkSPORT!

first_imgWest Ham skipper Mark Noble has told talkSPORT the Hammers have every chance of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.Slaven Bilic’s side go into Saturday’s clash with Manchester City sixth in the table, just four points behind fourth-placed Spurs.Ahead of talkSPORT’s live commentary match at Upton Park, midfielder Noble told Warren Haughton: “Of course [it’s a possibility]. “Obviously we had a disappointing result against Newcastle last week [2-1 loss at St James’ Park].“That’s what this league’s like. Nothing’s ever as simple as it looks on paper.“Newcastle were second from bottom and everyone thought we’d go and take three points.“To come into the new year with the points we’ve taken in the last eight games is phenomenal and we need to push on and enjoy the game Saturday.”One of the key men behind the club’s impressive performances this season has been Dimitri Payet, a summer signing from Marseille.Noble praised the impact of the French playmaker, as well as the other new recruits – Manuel Lanzini among them.When asked if Payet is the best player he has played with, Noble responded: “For sure – he’s a great geezer as well.“[As captain] It was my job to make these players feel at home and blend in. We have a great bunch of boys that have brought him in and seen the quality he’s got and he’s just gone out and played under a top manager that believes in him and we’ve seen what a top player he can be.“Those two [Payet and Lanzini] especially have been fantastic for us and it shows the way the club’s going.”last_img read more

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‘A perfect addition!’ – Liverpool fans react to Jonas Hector’s performance

first_img1 England came from behind to defeat Germany on Saturday evening, with a number of Premier League stars on display.However, Liverpool fans were keeping their eyes on one of the German players currently turning out in the Bundesliga.Jonas Hector of FC Koln has been linked with the Reds in recent weeks, as Jurgen Klopp prepares to rebuild his side this summer.The 25-year-old made his 11th appearance for Joachim Low’s men against the Three Lions, and impressed despite being part of a defence which conceded three goals.Liverpool fans were watching on, and we collect some of their best reactions to Hector’s performance against England. Jonas Hector playing for Germany against England last_img read more

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NO CHANCE! Rio Ferdinand says Man City won’t be able to stop Ronaldo and Real

first_imgRio Ferdinand has written off Manchester City’s chances of reaching a first Champions League final.City host Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.Real boast an array of superstars – Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale among them – and Ferdinand believes they will expose City’s defensive frailties.The former United defender, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, said: “If Bale and Cristiano are playing, over the two legs I can’t see Man City being within two goals of Real.“Defensively they have not given me any cause to suggest they are going to be ready to stand up to the talent of Bale and Ronaldo.“Ronaldo has scored 50 goals a season for the last five or six seasons – it is ridiculous.”last_img read more

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Hodgson defends decision to make SIX England changes: ‘The players did well’

first_imgRoy Hodgson has defended the decision to make six changes for England’s draw with Slovakia.The Three Lions entered the Group B match hoping to secure top spot and they were held 0-0 by the third-placed side.Wales won against Russia, Chris Coleman’s Dragons finishing as winners of the group after England failed to make it count in the final third – despite having 29 shots.After beating Wales last Thursday, Hodgson made wholesale changes, starting Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand, Jordan Henderson, Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley, Hodgson insisted: “The players who came in did well.“I think Nathaniel Clyne in particular did exactly what Kyle Walker had been doing for us and the same goes for Berty [Bertrand] on the other side with Danny Rose.“I thought Jordan Henderson had a great game and Jack Wilshere for his first game from the start for a long time, he also did more than well enough.“People will say that it’s a real facile thing to say and anyone who’s really watched the game and watched us play I don’t think they’ll be able to level that criticism if they have been involved in football.“Everyone knows the guys on the bench never make a mistake or miss a goal chance, it’s the ones on the field who do.”READ MORE: England player ratings v Slovakia as Roy Hodgson’s side finish runners up in Group BRemember, every game at Euro 2016 is live on talkSPORT and you can see the different ways to listen, here.last_img read more

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TRANSFER SHOCK! Arsenal tipped to bring back former defender this summer

first_img1 Arsenal are hoping to re-sign former captain Thomas Vermaelen, who is also a transfer target for West Ham.According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Belgian is expected to leave Barcelona this summer following the arrival of fellow defender Lucas Digne this week.And, although Roma have shown an interest in signing Vermaelen in the past, it appears that a move back to London is most likely.It had looked as though the Hammers were in pole position to sign him but the report states that Arsene Wenger is ready to attempt a bid of his own.The Frenchman has a history of resigning former favourites, with returns for the likes of Sol Campbell and Thierry Henry, and he could add Vermaelen to that list.Slaven Bilic, meanwhile, is in the market for new defenders having sold James Tomkins to Crystala Palace and reportedly believes Vermaelen could be a good option.But it has been suggested that any deal could come quickly with Barca keen to find a resolution before the start of their training camp next week. Thomas Vermaelen in action for Belgium at Euro 2016 last_img read more

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Business developments in Valley

first_imgA graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Lane has represented clients in actions for breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition and unfair business practices, trademark infringement, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duties, wrongful death/toxic torts and claims arising from the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.Century City-based law firm Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff represents clients in matters involving business disputes and litigation, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate and securities, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, estate planning and probate litigation.John P. Quinn has been named executive vice president, worldwide operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.In his new post, Quinn will leverage the supply chain infrastructure he previously managed at Warner Home Video with the game publishing and development capabilities of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.Within Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Quinn will play an integral role in the worldwide expansion of the company’s game publishing slate, which includes internal and third-party titles.Opening a new business, got a hot tip or a big promotion? If so, we want to hear about it. E-mail your news to bizbuzz@dailynews.com and be sure to include your name and phone number. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Valley Industry & Commerce Association has selected certified public accountant Greg Lippe to chair its board of directors in 2008. Lippe is the managing partner of Lippe, Hellie, Hoffer & Allison LLP in Woodland Hills. A VICA member since 2001, he previously served as the group’s vice chairman and headed its Government Affairs Committee.VICA members also elected a new board and executive committee during their recent 58th annual meeting.Joining Lippe on the board will be 1st Vice Chair Lynn Rinker, Coldwell Banker Quality Properties; 2nd Vice Chair Carolyn Casavan, West Coast Environmental & Engineering; Treasurer Jerald Otchis, Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.; and Immediate Past Chair Bob Scott, CivicCenter Group.The group also honored members Pete Satuloff (Anderson, Satuloff, Machado & Mendelsohn), with the Harmon Ballin Community Service Award, and Pegi Matsuda (San Fernando Valley Business Journal), with the President’s Award. w/ mug of lippe AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonStella Lee recently joined Lee & Associates – LA North/Ventura Inc. as an associate in the Sherman Oaks office, which specializes in commercial real estate. Lee’s expertise is in leasing and sales of office properties throughout north Los Angeles.Lee started her career 15 years ago as a property manager overseeing high-rise office buildings in metropolitan Los Angeles.The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles recently appointed Myra Jolivet as chief marketing officer.Jolivet brings her experience with nonprofit and for-profit companies as well as the news industry to the Los Angeles chapter, which serves 43 cities. She previously was chief communications officer for the Houston Association of Realtors.Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc., a Century City-based business law firm, recently announced the addition of litigation attorney Wendy E. Lane. She previously worked at Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif.last_img read more

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It’s over – but with the promise of a fresh start

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe extreme gluttony that starts on Thanksgiving, takes a brief break, then gears up in earnest with the arrival of Aunt Myra’s famous fudge. Approaching 90, the frontier woman still sends her annual dispatch of chocolate chewies, each individually wrapped in precise squares of wax paper. Our official entry point to weeks of overconsumption, the candy survives this household for less 24 hours. It’s over The stubborn and romanticized tradition of making cutout sugar cookies “with the kids.” About 15 minutes into this gala affair, Erin and Matt routinely leave Dad holding the dough – and yelling at them to reappear and join the festivities. Fortunately, they do enjoy the creativity of the frosting process – particularly Matt, who gleefully manufactures one-eyed, drooling gingerbread men and enhances his snowmen with – let’s just say they become snowwomen. It’s over My husband and kids have a long-standing holiday joke. Come Dec. 26, they stammer at the sight of every lit house: “But, but, but, Christmas is over!” Here we are again, in the midst of the 12 days of Christmas – which feel more like an inflatable Santa with the air sucked out of it than anything to do with holidays. Indeed, Christmas is as over as our desiccated fir now limping into 2008 so that we can, er, show it off at the New Year’s Eve poker party. No one light a match! It’s over The cookies. Lovingly displayed on a side table. Low enough for the dogs to reach. Which, at least for their health, was better than the time they gnawed through the children’s stockings and chomped every Hershey’s Kiss, foil and all. It’s over The excuse for sipping a rum-laced eggnog or vodka and cranberry juice cocktail most every night by the fire, fire optional. Try “helping” your seventh-grader comprehend the difference between adjective and adverb prepositional phrases after a shot of booze. It’s over The sensible- turned-extravagant shopping missions that go something like this: OK, we have a digital camera for Matt and an iHome for Erin. Erin’s a little behind – let’s add a webcam. Now Matt’s behind – go ahead and get him that Slice. It’s over The complex gift-choosing for 14 (yep!) nieces and nephews, until my brainstorm: “Hey! Give ’em all the same thing!” It’s over The Forever 21 encounters. Don’t I wish. Now it’s back to the mall with piles of junk. And this year, Erin even guided me through the crammed store pointing out items she’d like from Santa. “Guess I have to try them on before I know for sure,” she sheepishly apologized Christmas morning. Just for the holidays, the teen magnet changed its already Grinchish return policy (store credit only, if they feel like it) from a deadline of 21 Days After Purchase to Dec. 31 Or Tough Toenails – so forget waiting out the rush. This mega-chain is definitely confident its captive audience – parents held captive by their daughters – will keep coming back for more. It’s over The huge family Christmas Day dinner filled with fun, love, hilarity and, whether Mike’s family or mine, a dose of dysfunction. It’s over 2007. On to a fresh start with new hopes, ideas and aspirations. On to looking – really looking – for a path to peace and compassion. On to the promise of the blank page before us. Susan Christian Goulding’s column appears Saturdays. She is an award-winning writer and freelance journalist. She can be contacted by e-mail atsusangoulding@aol.com.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

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TAE, TEARS OF LAUGHTER AND AND A GOOD CAUSE!

first_imgYou’ll laugh until your sides hurt.And if you don’t then Bill Vaughan or Eunan McBride will give you your money back. That’s not exactly what they said but that’s what we’re expecting from the latest offering by Glen Productions ‘The Marriage Plan.’Anybody who has been to the two previous productions by Glen Productions will know that a change of underwear may be advised!The play is part of an overall variety night called ‘Giggles and Tae’ which will include traditional music, song and dance ad other comedy sketches.Doors for the show open at 7.30pm with the show starting in Glenswilly GAA club at 8pm next Friday, March 16th. Tickets for the show are priced at €10 and the money raised will go to two very worthy causes locally.And of course there will be tae in the hall afterwards!Sure what else would you be doing on a Friday night but throwing things at Ryan Tubridy on RTE One?! TAE, TEARS OF LAUGHTER AND AND A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: March 8th, 2012 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:GIggle and TaeGlen Productionsglenswillylast_img read more

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