Bale reveals he is still Spurs fan giving hope of return from Real one day

first_img5GARETH BALE has admitted he is still a Tottenham fan.SunSport revealed earlier this week the Wales star will stay at Real Madrid after being told new major signings are on hold amid the coronavirus crisis.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has admitted he is still a Tottenham fanCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut that has not stopped Bale reiterating his love for Spurs, seven years on after he left White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu in a then world-record £86million deal.Bale revealed he found it difficult watching old club Tottenham lose to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final in Madrid when speaking to BT Sport’s Throwbacks programme.He said: “Everybody loves tuning in to watch the Champions League final, and obviously Tottenham were there so I had a very keen interest, I was hoping they’d get to the final like they did. They had some great matches on the way, obviously in the semi-final.”For us Tottenham fans it was a bit disappointing in the final, but you have to look at the bigger picture. They did great to get there and gave a good account of themselves.”Bale, who had been linked with a return to Tottenham last January, agreed a deal to sign for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last summer before the move collapsed.The 30-year-old has had a strained relationship with boss Zinedine Zidane but, with two years left on his current £650,000-a-week Real deal, looks certain to stay in Madrid.5 Welsh wizard Bale left Tottenham in 2013 to join Los BlancosCredit: EPADuring his successful spell in the Spanish capital, Bale has won the Champions League with Real four times – in Lisbon, Milan, his hometown of Cardiff and Kiev.But he reckons the first time he lifted European’s biggest prize after scoring in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win over cross-city rivals Atletico was the best.Bale added: “They all have their own special moments. The first one is always so special because I’d never won a trophy before and you don’t know the experience, excitement and euphoria you get from lifting the trophy.”Winning in my home city was an incredible moment for me personally because not many people get to do that.”Then the last final (against Liverpool) I played in I scored that goal and for it to be the winning goal was also special.5 Bale put Real 2-1 up against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League finalCredit: Getty – Contributor”It’s difficult to pick one but in terms of the overall experience I’d go for the first one because it was the first final and I didn’t expect what was coming, the nerves of it and how we won it in the last minute.”The celebrations were something I’d never experienced before. Everything was just new so it was really exciting and it made it so special.”Bale has been in lockdown in Spain for the last six weeks but he has urged caution over when the season should resume to avoid a second wave of the virus.Bale said: “It’s quite a strict lockdown, we can’t go out at all, can’t go out for a walk or exercise or anything. It’s very strict, but I guess we’re all doing it for the greater good.”Everyone wants to play football, but the most important thing is everyone stays safe, we don’t come back too early and we make sure everything is done safely so we avoid the second wave of this virus.5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.”The difficult thing, you hear everyone saying they want to get the season finished and do this and that. But you need to look at the bigger picture, the most important thing is everyone’s health.”With football, everyone misses it and wants to play, everyone wants to watch.”But the bigger picture is there will be many more seasons of football, Champions Leagues, leagues and cups, the important thing is getting this right now, if we can get that right, it’ll make football last much longer in the future and we won’t have a problem like this in the future.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealGareth Bale shows his footie skills with a golf ball as he stays in to avoid coronaviruslast_img read more

Hunters climb one step up ladder

first_imgHunters grabbed two points in defeating Tweed Heads Seagulls 32-24 in round 15 at Piggabeen Sports complex in Tweed Heads, Queensland.An improvement in winning away games gave a further confidence booster for Hunters who have now won their last four games played in Queensland.The PNG side shares 24 points with second placed Ipswich Jets but has taken third spot due to points for and against.Townsville Blackhawks continue to lead the ladder on 26 points. Wynnum Manly Seagulls moved down to fourth place following their one point loss to Burleigh Bears 24-25.Easts Tigers are in fifth place with 19 points followed by Mackay Cutters, Burleigh Bears, Northern Pride, Tweed Heads Seagulls and Redcliffe Dolphins.Trailing are Sunshine Coast Falcons in 11th place followed by Souths Logan Magpies, Norths Devils and CQ Capras who have won only one game this season.last_img read more

Braithwaite informs Leganés that this Thursday will be of Barça

first_imgThe bet for Braithwaite is not the cheapest, but it is the one that most satisfies the Barcelona coach. Setien wanted a versatile player capable of adapting to all the front positions. Its price of 18 million almost double that of Angel, of Getafe, which was the other option that was considered until the last minute.Braithwaite could debut next Saturday against Eibar at Camp Nou and will not be able to play against Naples the following Tuesday in the Champions League. Only Setién can dispose of him in the domestic competition, which will return the following weekend with Barcelona’s visit to Santiago Bernabéu to face Real Madrid.Omeruo reveals the signingOmeruo congratulates Braithwaite for his signing for Barcelona. Omeruo reacted to an Instagram post congratulating his partner for his signing for Barcelona. Although not yet official, the central shared an image of the Danish dressed in the shirt of the Blaugrana club and dedicated a message: “Congratulations, brother. Miss you“. The last hours of the Danish player in Lega were intense. In the morning he went to the preparatory session with total normality and after that he collected his things and said goodbye to his classmates. However, nothing was fully closed yet. The player came to tell his relatives in the locker room that “maybe I’ll be back tomorrow, because the situation in Barça is complicated”. He was referring to the crisis unleashed by the SER chain’s discovery that the Blaugrana club had hired the I3Ventures company with the excuse of monitoring its activity in the Social Networks, but that it had also created a series of false profiles to attack, among others, players of the first team.For its part, in Leganés they also had no news from Barcelona. Contrary to what some sources assured, from the club cucumber they did not know until moments before the publication of the communiqué that Barça was going to pay the rescission clausen.Obviously, seeing everything that came out in the press they were already waiting for an exit from their striker. It was about seven o’clock in the afternoon when the player himself showed up at the offices of Butarque to personally inform the executives that Barça was going to pay its clause early in the LaLiga headquarters.The Leganés, by the way, is now in a more complicated situation. Struggling to avoid the descent and having to face the final leg of the season without its two starting strikers: Braithwaite goes to Barcelona and in the winter market Sevilla took En-Nesyri. Martin Braithwaite (28 years old) will be Barcelona player this Thursday. It was the player himself who told Leganés late in the afternoon that Barcelona was going to deposit the 18 million of its termination clause in LaLiga headquarters early Thursday morning. Later, at 11 in the morning the general director of Leganés, Martín Ortega will give a press conference. The presentation of the new Blaugrana player points to Thursday afternoon. The idea of ​​coach Quique Setién is that he already enters the call to face Eibar next Saturday.last_img read more

Man U crash out of Champions League

first_imgWOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Three-time winners Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League yesterday losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg who advanced to the round of 16 for the first time.Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th, but Naldo volleyed in the equaliser in the 14th. Vieirinha regained the lead for Wolfsburg in the 29th, before an own goal by Joshua Guilavogui in the 82nd tied the score. But two minutes later, Naldo scored his second with a header to seal Wolfsburg’s victory.The loss, coupled with PSV Eindhoven’s 2-1 home victory over CSKA Moscow, dropped United to third place in Group B, meaning that they will now play in the Europa League.Wolfsburg won the group with 12 points and PSV also advanced with 10 points, two more than United.Manchester United’s neighbours, Manchester, advanced as winners of their group with a 4-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.Raheem Sterling netted in the 80th and 81st minutes and Wilfried Bony scored in the 85th to spark City’s turnaround after a listless first-half performance at Etihad Stadium, where ‘Gladbach recovered from conceding early to David Silva.To qualify in first place, City also needed Juventus to lose in Sevilla. The Italian champions obliged for City, losing 1-0 in Group D.8-0 BEATING FOR MALMOIn Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 10 goals or more in the group stage of the Champions League, claiming four. Real Madrid whipped Malmo 8-0.The Portuguese striker reached 11 goals in six games, surpassing nine scored by Luiz Adriano with Shakhtar Donetsk last season. Ronaldo also scored nine times in the 2013-14 season.Ronaldo also set up two goals by Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The game meant little for Madrid because they had already secured first place in Group A.Other results: Benfica 1 Atletico Madrid 2; Paris Saint-Germain 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0; Galatasaray 1 FC Astana 1; PSV Eindhoven 2 CSKA Moscow 1.last_img read more

Illegal connections, wastage continue to affect GWI

first_imgAt its performance review for 2019, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has insisted that it continues to battle with acts of illegal consumption and water wastage, which affect the overall operations.GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West CharlesManaging Director of GWI, Dr Richard Van West Charles indicated that there are a number of factors which influence the agency’s output. While wastage is a major issue, there is the recurring act of untimely payment of bills and an inefficient billing system. Illegal connections, he noted, have also been prevalent throughout 2019.In the past, he claimed that the company has taken a number of people before the courts and will continue to do so in 2020.“We have a number of illegal connections, not necessarily by small people— by big people…We will try to address the illegal connections. It is against the law. The law is very clear. When you tamper with GWI’s infrastructure, it is a criminal offence. And you cannot sublet water,” he cautioned.On the aspect of operational services, the archaic network in Georgetown has affected water delivery. Meanwhile, unreliable electricity supply coupled with procurement constraints also adds to their challenges. In some cases, suppliers were inconsistent in meeting the stipulated guidelines of the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS).“The vandalism of our infrastructure, we have to deal with the poor quality of supplies and we are going to be looking at that going forward in 2020 and try to ensure that we also address some of the procurement constraints. We have a challenge in terms of our local suppliers; the pipes are not necessarily sitting together and we are hoping to meet with these suppliers and the Bureau of Standards.”He encouraged persons to report or fix leakages in their homes since it is a wastage of potable water. Adding to that, homeowners are charged with increased rates for the volume of water wasted.For the year 2020, GWI will be focusing on a number of measures to curb the issues faced in the past. They will seek to replace the customer information and billing system, move to implement smart meters and the introduction of electronic meter reading.“The automatic meter reading is going to make a difference and we’re hoping that the financing will be achieved. We’ve commenced discussions this year and we’re hoping that that will be achieved. We think that we’ll have the support with the purchase of these electronic meters. We know that some of the meters do have problems…We’re very sensitive to those issues,” Van West Charles ascertained.Meanwhile, services will be improved by introducing a bill payment via an app, the introduction of e-billing through email and regional bill production.He added, “We want to include a new billing payment module where customers can understand the bill even better and also move to e-billing as far as possible. At our offices, we’re asking customers to indicate to opt if they want to receive an e-bill. If they want to receive an e-bill, that will be introduced”.last_img read more

Man killed in W.B.D. accident

first_imgAn East Bank Demerara man was killed on Mashramani Day after a speeding car collided into him. 42-year-old Roopesh Ramotar was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The driver of the car has been arrested.Details of this story will be published in the February 25th, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Happiness key to keeping Everton star, claims Roberto Martinez

first_img1 Everton star Kevin Mirallas Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists keeping Kevin Mirallas happy is key to holding on to him in the summer.There has been plenty of speculation about the Belgium international and he even admitted himself in February he fancied a new challenge and had an ambition to play in the Champions League next season.Injuries have prevented the 27-year-old from really finding his best form this campaign with a run of consistent performances but Martinez was delighted to see him score his first Premier League goal since December 28 in last weekend’s win over Burnley.There were reports this week Tottenham would try to make the forward part of a swap deal with their winger Aaron Lennon, who is currently on loan at Goodison Park.However, Martinez backed Mirallas to put the continuing debate about his future to one side.“The total honest truth is we don’t know what is going to happen in the future,” he said. “I heard somewhere that he had one year left and it was a bit of an unsettled situation but that is not the case, he has two years left.“I don’t think it has ever been an issue. Sometimes there has been too much said on the outside.“With any footballer now it does not matter whether you have one year or six years left, what is more important is being happy, feeling ready to be part of the project and be an important player going forward.“When you see him on the pitch he is someone who brings a real desire to score goals, he brings us a goalscoring threat which is quite special and all I want is for Kevin to enjoy his football and carry on performing well.“He is someone who takes responsibility on the pitch, wants to make things happen and scoring the goal was an important moment.“Kevin has always been a really hard-working player day-to-day and I have seen him progressing but I have never seen an issue in his performances at all.“The way he performed on Saturday showed that.“In every window you have to sit down and make sure everyone who is fully committed is ready to be part of the future.“I don’t see that as being an issue we need to sort at this present time.”last_img read more

Informants, complaints knotty LAPD problems

first_img In the area of handling confidential informants, one of the main aspects of the Rampart scandal, the report says the LAPD “continues to struggle” with supervising payments and contacts with such sources. The commission voted in August to relax certain decree restrictions on confidential informants to give the department more leeway in fighting gang crime. Chaleff noted that LAPD’s own Audit Division and the Inspector General of the Police Commission brought the issues about confidential informants to the monitor’s attention. The department is committed to implementing the decree, Chaleff said, and Chief William Bratton has asked heads of departments that are out of compliance to explain each problem to him. Kroll representatives will attend a joint meeting of the Police Commission and the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Dec. 8, the first opportunity for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s new police commissioners to engage the federal monitor. A federal judge will decide next summer whether part or all of the decree can be lifted. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “While the areas of concern the monitor identifies are significant, we started with everything being a problem,” he said. Kroll Inc., which monitors the decree on behalf of the Department of Justice, suggests in the latest report that the LAPD has been improperly classifying some personnel complaints, “which in some instances serve to insulate complaints from appropriate scrutiny.” Ricardo Garcia, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, said the monitor’s report raises fears that officers could be lying on the witness stand without appropriate discipline. Chaleff discounted such suggestions, saying the problem appears to be bureaucratic. “The punishment relates to the action, not to what it’s called,” he said. The handling of confidential informants and personnel complaints are trouble spots for the Los Angeles Police Department as its deadline for renewal of a federal consent decree draws near, the Police Commission was told Tuesday. The two sensitive topics were added to ongoing sources of frustration, including the implementation of a misconduct tracking system, in the most recent report from the federal monitor overseeing the decree. The quarterly report for the period that ended Sept. 30 looked at 50 sections of the decree, a product of the Rampart scandal, which governs a wide array of police practices. The LAPD was found to comply with 37 and to be out of compliance with 10, while the monitor withheld a determination on the others. The LAPD is working to address the concerns, said Gerald Chaleff, head of the Consent Decree Bureau, but they should not obscure the progress that has been made. last_img read more

MAN WHO WAS FIVE TIMES OVER LIMIT TOLD GARDAI HE WAS AN ‘EASY TARGET’

first_imgA man who was five times over the limit asked Gardai for a chance saying he was an “easy target.”Joe McMonagleJoe McMonagle said he was driving a friend home to Brockagh after a   taxi driver had refused to drive them up a rural country road after they had been drinking in Ballybofey. The 39 year old was stopped by Gardai on 9th February, 2013 at Galwolie, Cloghan.McMonagle, from Meeatinney, Fintown, claimed he was only helping a friend when stopped by Gardai.The farmer, who was already disqualified from driving when stopped,   pleaded with Gardai for a chance saying he was an target for Gardai.Gardai tried to perform a breath test on four occasions but McMonagle failed each times and his eventual urine sample showed a reading of 379 grams.Solicitor Cormac Hartnett said there was nothing sinister or evasive about his client but rather he simply chose driving as a poor alternative.Judge Paul Kelly said McMonagle had put himself in a very difficult position.“It was a generous thing to do (leaving the friend home) but it has got you in a terrible position,” he said.He sentenced McMonagle to four months in prison but suspended it for two yearsHe said he was also required to impose the mandatory six year driving ban.MAN WHO WAS FIVE TIMES OVER LIMIT TOLD GARDAI HE WAS AN ‘EASY TARGET’ was last modified: March 4th, 2014 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:Brockaghcourtdonegaldrink drivingJoe McMonagleletterkennylast_img read more

Round-up: Injury woe for Chelsea trio, QPR exit looks likely

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesEden Hazard is expected to miss the start of next season after suffering a fractured right ankle, Chelsea have confirmed.The club announced on Monday afternoon that Hazard, 26, had undergone “successful” surgery and is likely to return to training in around three months.Hazard sustained the injury during a training session while on international duty with Belgium.Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery! I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!! pic.twitter.com/aokirnytkW— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) June 5, 2017 Blues duo out of U21 tournamentChelsea duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Izzy Brown will miss the European Under-21 Championship.Loftus-Cheek is still struggling with a back problem and has not been included in England’s squad for the tournament.Neither has Brown, who helped Huddersfield win promotion to the Premier League while on loan with the Yorkshire club but is also carrying an injury.Chelsea’s Lewis Baker, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tammy Abraham are in the squad, as are Fulham’s Cauley Woodrow, Norwich’s Wembley-born winger Jacob Murphy and Swansea’s Hillingdon-born defender Alfie Mawson. Loftus-Cheek ‘devastated’ to miss out – BoothroydEmbed from Getty ImagesEngland Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says Loftus-Cheek is “devastated” to miss out on the Under-21 European Championship. “Ruben’s been up with us and spent some time at St George’s Park. He loves coming away with England and he’s devastated at missing out,” Boothroyd told the FA’s website.“He’s had an ongoing issue which has been managed. We’re working hard with Chelsea and with him to get him back fit as soon as possible.“We’re disappointed as well because he is a good player and a key player for us, but as he said to me, he’s looking forward to getting himself fit and coming back ready for our next campaign and that first qualifier against the Dutch in September.” Bowler rejects QPR contract offerEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR’s contract offer to Josh Bowler has been rejected. West London Sport revealed last week that Rangers had offered Bowler a three-year deal and turned down Everton’s latest bid for the teenage winger.Everton had returned with an improved offer after having a previous one turned down.That offer was also rejected, but Rangers accept they are likely to lose Bowler, 18, if his head is turned by Premier League interest in him, so the news he has snubbed a new contract suggests a move this summer is likely.[interaction id=”5935608580639da10ef57aaa”]He is under contract at Loftus Road until 2018, having signed an 18-month deal in February this year, and QPR are ready to sell if he is unwilling to commit his long-term future to the club.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more