James McArthur: Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew doesn’t get credit he deserves

first_img Pardew marked his one-year anniversary as Palace boss with a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday but the loss was a small blotch on an otherwise remarkable 12 months. When Pardew took over, the Eagles were 18th in the table and without a win in eight league games but he steered them to a 10th-place finish. They now sit seventh, with an outside chance of securing Champions League football. “It wasn’t really like us,” McArthur said. “We didn’t stay in the game or do things we normally do. We made it too easy for Chelsea. We’re disappointed with the way we played. “It was one of my worst games for Palace. We need to move on and I need to move on fast. Just on the ball, not good enough, off the ball a couple of times they ran off me and got chances. “I’m obviously disappointed, everyone is really down.” It was the third consecutive match Palace have failed to score in as Pardew’s side again missed the attacking threat of Yannick Bolasie, Dwight Gayle and Connor Wickham, who are all injured, and Yohan Cabaye, who was suspended. The Eagles are keen to add creative reinforcements in the transfer window but McArthur believes the side will also improve when key players return. “Anywhere in the team you welcome additions. It’s competition for places and we need to be making good performances every week and by making more additions we’ll do that,” McArthur said. “As a team we also need to do more going forward. You look at any team in the league and you take two of the top performers out – if you took Costa and Willian out of Chelsea they would look a different side as well. “We’ve got Yannick coming back soon, Gayle, Cabaye – if you look at the names I’ve just mentioned they’re big names for the club.” Palace face Southampton in the FA Cup third round on Saturday in a repeat of last year’s fourth-round tie when the Eagles won 3-2. “It’s a really big game for us, we want to do well in the cup competitions,” McArthur said. “We need to take confidence from the win last year. We’ll pick ourselves up this week and be ready to go again.” Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur hopes Alan Pardew’s success continues to go under the radar as he fears bigger clubs may soon come calling for the Eagles manager. Press Association Uncertainty continues to surround the managerial positions at Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City but reports suggest those clubs would all overlook the likes of Pardew for a more high-profile name from abroad. McArthur admits the former Newcastle boss does not get the credit he deserves in England but is happy for that to remain the case if it means he stays at Selhurst Park. “He’s been unbelievable,” McArthur said. “To come in when the club were in a relegation battle, and not looking great to be honest, he’s turned it around and made a really good side. “He probably doesn’t get the credit he deserves but that’s probably a good thing for Crystal Palace. “We don’t want him to get too much credit and start getting linked with big jobs. “I’m not really concerned about that because he’s a great manager for Crystal Palace and we want him to stay here as long as he can.” Palace struggled to keep pace with Chelsea on Sunday as Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win for Guus Hiddink’s side. last_img read more

Palm Beach, Broward Counties Brace for 1000 Illegal Migrants a Month

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said today in a press conference that this county already has a substantial homeless problem and a health crisis with the Hepatitis A outbreak.  He said currently Palm Beach County is not capable or prepared to absorb 500 undocumented immigrants a month on an indefinite basis.Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard also speaking at the presser said that the county may be forced to declare a National Emergency.WATCH LIVE: Sheriff Ric Bradshaw discusses plan to move migrants from border to Palm Beach County.Trump’s plan: https://t.co/Jo1IYfe0Gr https://t.co/VcMBa6y8oY— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 16, 2019 The Trump administration and U.S. Border Patrol suddenly announced, without any warning, that within the next two weeks 135 illegal migrants,  will be transported to Palm Beach and Broward Counties twice a week and released into the local population.  Local officials say this is a danger to the community and the hundreds of individuals will simply issued “a notice to appear.”Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says the federal government will be sending 1,000 undocumented immigrants a month to Broward and Palm from Texas with no plan on how to accommodate them. “We think it is a danger to this community.” They’ll be issued notices to appear. pic.twitter.com/BhQoWX9FK7— Skyler Swisher (@SkylerSwisher) May 16, 2019 According to border patrol, the migrants will be shipped into Palm Beach and Broward Counties with a notice to appear, and then they will be released into the already strained, unsustainable population never to be seen again.Currently, officials do not know who these people are, if they have health problems, if they have transportation or financial means.Sheriff Bradshaw indicated some of the migrants may have indicated when they were intercepted at the Mexico/Texas border that they ultimately wanted to end up in Florida and that’s why they are being sent here.The 500 migrants flooding into Palm Beach County each month could be made up of family units or adult males, possibly with a criminal background.last_img read more

Irish continue to perform well at Tour of Spain

first_imgThe Team Sky rider is just 15 seconds off the leadDan Martin of Cannondale Garmin is just one place and nine seconds further back in fourth.Wearing the leader’s red jersey for the 209-kilometre trek from Estepona to Vejer de la Frontera is the Colombian, Esteban Chaves of Orica Greenedge. Yesterday’s stage was won by Peter Sagan.last_img

NFL mock draft of Michigan players: Projecting the picks for every Wolverine in the 2020 class

first_imgCesar Ruiz, G/CProjected: Round 2, Pick No. 33 (Bengals)Ruiz (6-3, 307) was a valuable piece of Michigan’s interior, and the former center out of IMG Academy started in every game the last two seasons. He is among the top centers in the 2020 NFL Draft, and would give Joe Burrow a battery mate if the Bengals go this route.Donovan Peoples-Jones, WRProjected: Round 4, Pick No. 110 (Giants)Peoples-Jones was a five-star recruit whose career never really took off with the Wolverines. He had 103 catches for 1,327 yards with 14 touchdowns and showed explosiveness in the return game. Peoples-Jones also tested well in the NFL Combine — with the highlight coming on a 44.5-inch vertical. He is a boom-or-bust pick, and must tap into that potential.Josh Uche, EDGEProjected: Round 4, Pick No. 124 (Steelers)Uche was a pass-rushing specialist in the mold of Frank Clark; if the edge-rusher can improve against the run, He could be a Pro Bowl-caliber player in the right scheme. Uche combined for 14.5 sacks in 2018 and ’19 for the Wolverines. Pittsburgh’s 3-4 would be that kind of fit. He’s not LaMarr Woodley, but the tools are there for a successful career.MORE: Michigan left with more questions than answers after Ohio State blowoutLavert Hill, CBProjected: Round 5, Pick No. 162 (Redskins)Hill was a physical cornerback in Don Brown’s system at Michigan, compiling three interceptions and nine pass breakups in 2019. He is decent in press coverage and should be able to work in as a nickel back with the right fit.Josh Metellus, SProjected: Round 5, Pick No. 165 (Jaguars)Metellus had a career-high 74 tackles at Michigan last season, part of a career in which he was nabbed five interceptions. He was also credited with nine passes defensed over the last two years as a featured starter. He’s a hard-hitting safety who’s solid against the run, but will have to be better against the deep ball at the next level.Sean McKeon, TEProjected: Round 6, Pick No. 205 (Vikings)Harbaugh is adept at developing tight ends, and McKeon is a lengthy 6-5, 242-pound target who was part of Michigan’s rotation at the position. McKeon averaged 18.1 yards per catch as a senior, but that came on just 13 catches with two touchdowns. He will be a second- or third-tight end with some special teams appeal for the Vikings.Ben Bredeson, GProjected: Round 6, Pick No. 213 (Patriots) The Wolverines’ most consistent lineman the last two seasons had 46 starts during that period, earning All-Big Ten and two-time captain status. There’s middle-round appeal here, and he should be able to be a solid guard at the next level. New England is a potential fit.Jon Runyan, OTProjected: Round 7, Pick No. 237 (Titans)Runyan — whose father played in the NFL for 14 seasons — developed into a book-end starter for the Wolverines. He missed two games last season but returned to play in 11 games. Runyan will have to earn a spot on a NFL roster in training camp. For all the criticisms lobbed at Jim Harbaugh during his tenure at Michigan, his ability to send players to the NFL should not be one of them.The Wolverines have produced 21 players selected in the draft since 2016, and there are more on the way. Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer projects eight Michigan players will be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft in his latest seven-round mock. That said, there is not a first-round pick. That’s one of the differences between the Wolverines and rival Ohio State.Here are the Michigan players Iyer projects will be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, and where they will land:MORE: SN’s seven-round NFL Mock DraftNFL mock draft 2020: Michigan’s projected picks (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/17/93/donovan-peoples-jones-110418-getty-ftr_1bp7cpardpt4i1bw4g17u6g54w.jpg?t=-582938610&w=500&quality=80last_img read more