Antonio Conte believes the unprecedented year of success enjoyed by England’s youth teams will make the http://www.buccaneersofficialsonline.com/Bryan-Anger-Jersey.html senior side “very difficult to beat” in future tournaments. But the Football Association’s former technical director Howard Wilkinson has warned that Premier League clubs must give young players first-team opportunities or face seeing the best go overseas.
England Under-17s’ 5-2 triumph against Spain in Kolkata on Saturday rounded off a five-month period in which the FA’s various youth teams lost only twice – both on penalties – in 34 tournament matches. The under-20s were also crowned world champions in June before the under-19s lifted the European Championship title a month later; the under-21s lost to Germany in the semi-finals of their European Championship.
For those sides and the team that won the prestigious Toulon tournament in June Chelsea provided 19 players – more than any other club – and Conte, who managed Italy for two years before moving to Stamford Bridge, believes the latest success story points towards a bright future.
“I think football in England is growing in an incredible way because it is not the only result the young players [have had],” he said. “The under-19s won, the under-20s have won and the under-21s also played a really good European Championship. Authentic Pablo Sandoval Jersey It means football in England is growing and improving a lot. I am sure that in the future it will be very difficult to beat, the England national team, the first team. I want to tell you this because I was a coach with the Italy national team and I think when you have this movement behind you, you can have a great possibility to have a strong team for the next World Cup and for the competitions for the national team.”
Marc Guehi, Jonathan Panzo, George McEachran, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Conor Gallagher were part of Steve Cooper’s victorious team in India, with defender Guehi scoring England’s fourth goal in the stunning comeback from two goals down and Hudson-Odoi also impressing. Conte admitted that he was delighted to see so many players from Chelsea gain experience and vowed to give them a chance to break into his first team if they continue to make progress.
“I am very happy for our five players, and sometimes Odoi has travelled with us [the first team],” Conte said. “I am very happy for our academy because it means our academy Authentic Pablo Sandoval Jersey is working very http://www.officialbaseballgiants.com/Brandon_Crawford_Jersey well. I want to give these possibilities – but you have to deserve these possibilities.”
England’s victory in India was achieved in the absence of Jadon Sancho, the 17-year-old who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in the summer after being http://www.authenticcolumbusbluejackets.com/authentic-ryan-murray-jersey voted player of the tournament at the European Championship in May. He made his Bundesliga debut last week having been recalled by Dortmund after scoring three goals in the group stages and Wilkinson, who helped establish the academy system in 1997, is wary that more could follow him if this generation continue to struggle to make the breakthrough at first-team level.
“That’s something that has to be worked on,” he said. “We used to be a finishing school for players like Thierry Henry, to name but one, and it would be Authentic Pablo Sandoval Jersey a shame if these players have to go to the continent to get their chance. We’ve already got players in Europe, especially in Germany, and they are never slow to latch on to a good idea. I would think there may be Authentic Pablo Sandoval Jersey a few more looking to do the same thing after the success we have had.”
In this weekend’s matches in the Premier League, only 66 of 198 starters were qualified to play for England, with senior manager Gareth Southgate having previously admitted his frustration at the small number of players at his disposal. Gary Issott, the Crystal Palace academy director whose club provided Nya Kirby to England’s squad in India, admitted that the financial pressure of staying in the most lucrative league in the world increasingly squeezes out young prospects as managers opt for more experienced internationals instead.
“It’s really difficult because everyone wants to stay in the Premier League and I’m not sure that someone like Wilfried Zaha would get his chance in the first team if he was coming through these days,” he said. “Far too often players are left waiting for an opportunity that never comes.”
It was a drastic decision that, if one had listened to the cynics at the time, was doomed to failure. Yet a little more than 20 years after the Football Association’s then technical director Howard Wilkinson proposed that responsibility for the national under-15 and under-16 teams be taken away from the English Schools FA as part of his ambitious Charter for Quality, Saturday’s events Authentic Scott Laughton Jersey at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata should have provided the final confirmation that the last English manager to win the league was on to something.
The thrilling 5-2 victory against Spain in the Under-17 World Cup final provided the perfect ending to an unprecedented year of success for the FA’s age-group teams. Since Steve Cooper’s side were beaten by the same opponents on penalties in the final of the European Championship in May, England have also been crowned world champions at under-20 level and won the European under-19 title in ruthless fashion, not to mention the triumph at the prestigious Toulon tournament for the second year in a row.
“It’s fantastic evidence that we have the best youth developers in the world in this country and they are developing the best players in the world,” says Wilkinson. “But it’s not a transformation – this has been a long progression that started with the introduction of academies and the building of St George’s Park. Once that was in place, it’s all been about the benefit of having a plan and sticking to it.”
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Wilkinson believes that has been made possible http://www.authenticspanthersshop.com/-27-nick-bjugstad-jersey_c-461.html thanks to the support of the academy system he helped to introduce in 1997. The FA invites coaches from all over the Authentic Scott Laughton Jersey country to attend regular sessions at St George’s Park which explain its long-term vision to develop future internationals. “You’re asking them to entrust their players into your hands,” Wilkinson says. “If you’re going to do that, then you’ve got to be able Authentic Scott Laughton Jersey to show that the process is worthwhile for their players and will improve them rather than detract from their development. I think over the years academies have come to appreciate that this isn’t a conflict; this is a joint effort.”
The Crystal Palace academy director, Gary Issott, has seen the youth-team products Nathaniel Clyne and Wilfried Zaha progress through the age groups to win senior caps for England, even if Zaha eventually opted to play for Ivory Coast. He remembers the then England Under-21 manager, Stuart Pearce, coming to the training ground to implore them to make their best young players available for international duty in an effort to give them the experience they need.
“In Spain and Germany all the best young players would have accumulated something like 80 caps through the different age groups by the time they are ready to step up to senior level,” Issott says. “So we were being educated as clubs as far back as eight years ago. The FA has definitely engaged more with the clubs in recent years. There is an improved scouting network that means most of our games are being watched. It’s just about trying to build a relationship with the clubs and trying to understand what they are trying to do.
“It’s also about trying to keep the players grounded because there’s a spin-off every time you get called up,” he adds. “It’s almost like alerting every agent and every predator club in the country. That’s almost the biggest challenge. I remember one period when we had several players in the England Under-19 side and you could see their mind-set: ‘Well I’m the best in my position in England and I’m almost guaranteed to make it.’ We’d pull them over and say: ‘Yes, you’re the best for your age in this country but the Premier League is the best out of 70 countries in an age band of 17 to 35.’ The next level is really tough for them to crack.”
José Mourinho is confident Manchester United’s attitude in last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town will prove “an isolated case”, with the manager claiming http://www.nflramsofficialonline.com/RAMS-MICHAEL-BROCKERS-JERSEY contentment at Ander Herrera’s post-game concession that David Wagner’s side had the more professional approach.
The loss was United’s first of the season and caused them to slip five points behind Manchester City. Mourinho was particularly unhappy, stating his players’ attitude was poorer than for even a friendly under him. After seeing Herrera’s interview immediately after the match Mourinho said all his players should publicly explain themselves. His side host Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s early game, with the north London side level with United on 20 points, but he is sure the attitude at Huddersfield was an aberration.
“To play badly and lose matches, I think that can happen again,” Mourinho said. “It happens during a season. You cannot play well all the time; you cannot win all the time; you cannot even be lucky all the time. So to lose again, I think it is going to happen but in terms of the attitude that we didn’t like and knowing the players and what good people they are, I believe it was an isolated case.”
Asked if he had taken exception to Herrera’s words, he said: “I was surprised but happy because it is not easy for the players to recognise and admit. So I was happy because again it shows dignity and it shows character and it shows intelligence to realise the reason why we lost the match. So, contrary to imaginary sources that tell you everything we do here, I can promise you that since the match I have not spoken one word, or spent a single second talking about that match. There is no need.”
Mourinho was also dismissive of claims made in Mauricio Pochettino’s book, Brave New World, that he had a “compromising” conversation with Eric Dier after United beat Spurs Kent Tekulve Jersey 1-0 at Old Trafford last season. Pochettino writes that Dier told him Mourinho had been interested in signing him since the previous summer.
“If it is Mauricio’s words or it is his ghost writer’s, I really don’t know,” Mourinho said. “What I do know, is that every season, during the summer, before every season he calls me and I call Mauricio and we ask about each other’s players to see if they are available or not. I don’t know why I should speak to Dier on a football match day in the tunnel, maybe it is to try and sell books. Maybe his ghost writer wants to make some money. I just have a very good relationship with him. He’s one of the guys I’ve known for many years and we’ve always had a very good relationship.”
Pochettino wrote: “Mourinho and I had finished our interviews at Kent Tekulve Jersey Old Trafford and the players were doing their warm-down. When José was done with the press, he stood by the entrance to the tunnel and regarded the returning players.
“He greeted Moussa Sissoko and hugged http://www.officiallightningproshop.com/Nikita_Kucherov_Jersey Dier. They passed by me en route to the dressing rooms, laughing, speaking in Portuguese. Maybe it is a common Mourinho tactic but he put Eric in a compromising position. You cannot do that after a defeat.
“‘Are you friends with Mourinho?’ I asked him. ‘No, but I’ve known him a long time, from my time in Portugal – one of his godsons coached me. He always says hello.’ As for the Mourinho incident, ‘What could I have done?’ Eric asked me. He [Dier] told me about United’s interest since last summer  and I explained the situation to him clearly.
“Ever since that conversation, Eric admits that he could have waited for Mourinho to be out of sight before heading to the dressing room.”
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The goalkeeper and the defender Dejan Lovren were widely criticised for errors in the 4-1 defeat at Wembley last Sunday, although Klopp insists Mignolet was at fault only for Spurs’ fourth goal and that was “the first mistake I can remember [from him] in the last few http://www.officialtexansnflauthentic.com/texans+deshaun+watson+jersey weeks”. He says he has given no thought to replacing Mignolet with Loris Karius against David Wagner’s team and claims the pair have been unfairly blamed for collective defensive failings.
Asked whether Mignolet would retain his place against Huddersfield, Klopp replied: “Yes. Absolutely.” He added: “Yes, Simon could have done better for fourth goal. Dejan, first goal, that was 100% collective [mistake]. Second goal: difficult to defend him afterwards but in the same situation again, 99 times out of 100 he will do it. Send him in again and he will do it [correctly]. So yes, difficult to defend [Lovren] but it was a personal mistake and these things happen. We don’t have to hide things like this but we don’t have to make things bigger.
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Klopp admits a second heavy Premier League defeat of the season has ensured “there is pressure, we cannot ignore it” and that Liverpool “need to win” against a Huddersfield team managed by his best friend. In the week Rhian Brewster rose to prominence with http://www.authenticyankeeshop.com/authentic-5-joe-dimaggio-jersey.html two hat-tricks for England at the under-17 World Cup, however, the Liverpool manager insisted there was no doubt he would be around to see the club’s young talents realise their potential.
“I will be here, 100%,” said Klopp, who is likely to be without Philippe Coutinho on Saturday because of an adductor strain. “I’m convinced I’ll be here when they come through. I got so many messages this week saying: ‘Don’t listen to the pundits.’ I had no idea what was said, but I can imagine.
“People think maybe I’m not the right one any more and stuff like this. Inside nobody thinks it. Not from the owners and not from me. We all want to do it the right way. OK, we can try again like two years ago and get a new manager but the problems are always the same.
“Obviously the teams are really good and you cannot be [immediately] better Womens Tony Watson Jersey than them but we are on their level when we play them usually. Tottenham was the first time it didn’t work. We all know that even though the result at Manchester City looks shit, we were on their level. We’ve played a lot of good football against bus?parking teams. It’s not Womens Tony Watson Jersey finished. Now we go again about defending and players and talk about our mistakes in the summer. It makes absolutely no sense.”
Nostalgia took over at the weekend when Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 and Liverpool went down 4-1 against Spurs at Wembley. Almost to a person the nation’s subeditors came up with London 9 Merseyside 3 as either a headline or a strap, unintentionally giving away their age and outlook in the process.
Because you would have to go back to the last millennium to remember the days when battles for league supremacy were routinely fought out between London and Merseyside. In terms of league titles, Merseyside has been a trophy-free zone since that heady period in the 1980s when Liverpool and Everton (but mostly Liverpool) took it in turns to finish on top of the pile. The story of the Premier League years has usually been one of a contest between London and Manchester, with just a couple of seasons (Rafa Benítez and Brendan Rodgers) when Liverpool managed to finish runners-up to Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United (fact!) or Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City.
The last famous tussle between London and Liverpool for the title was the Fever Pitch one that went all the way to the wire at Anfield in 1989, though there have been two occasions since when Arsenal have finished first with Liverpool their nearest challengers. George Graham’s side managed the feat again in 1991, the penultimate season of the old first division, this time by the more satisfying margin of seven points. And when Arsène Wenger won his second title with Arsenal in 2002 and with it the club’s second double in five years, Gérard Houllier’s Liverpool accumulated three points more than Manchester United to end the season as runners-up.
Everton have not finished in any of the top three positions in any season since the advent of http://www.authenticbluesjerseys.com/Authentic-Pavol-Demitra-Jersey the Premier League. They managed fourth place once, in 2005, something that looked unachievable even when things were going relatively well for Ronald Koeman last season. Because of the new money at Manchester City and Chelsea and the rise of Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino it is all but impossible for a club such as Everton to turn itself into a Champions http://www.authenticsavalanchestore.com/erik-johnson-jersey_c-436.html League side when rivals as big as Arsenal, Liverpool and United are being squeezed http://www.nfl49ersofficialauthentics.com/Dwight-Clark-Jersey out. Just about the best Everton can hope for at the moment is for Liverpool to have an ordinary season so that they can attempt to finish higher. That parochial aim is the realistic limit of their ambition even with Farhad Moshiri’s money – at least it was until avoiding relegation became more important – so to imply there is some sort of rivalry going on with London is fanciful in the extreme. The title has been won eight times by London teams in the Premier League era. Merseyside has yet to break its duck. Liverpool are still stuck on the 18th title they won in 1990. Everton, with the best will in the world, are just stuck.
Yet if either Merseyside team is seeking inspiration or a way out of the seemingly endless cycle of false dawns and fresh disappointments, the example to follow has surely been set by the team that rather Mason Raymond Jersey handily went out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Spurs might not have won a title since 1961 – even Everton have won four since then – but they currently look the side most capable of giving Manchester City a run for their money this season. That is to say, at full strength they look stronger, fresher and hungrier than Chelsea or Manchester United, despite losing to the defending champions at Wembley in their first “home” match of the season in August. Spurs have come a long Mason Raymond Jersey way in a short time under Pochettino, reinventing themselves rather than being rebranded by foreign investors. The way they dismantled Liverpool on Sunday was immensely to their credit given they had played Real Madrid at the Bernabeau in midweek. Tottenham gave a good account of themselves in Spain, they were neither overawed by the setting nor unduly fatigued by their exertions afterwards, they simply took one of the more demanding Champions League challenges in their stride.
In their previous away game, in the completely different setting of Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium, they had become the first team this season to take the Terriers apart. Spurs won 4-0 and made Huddersfield look like a newly promoted side who might struggle to adapt to their new level. No one else has come close to doing that, and Manchester United certainly failed to impose their supposed superiority on Saturday.
All of which means Spurs can go into Saturday’s fixture at Old Trafford with confidence. United are the side with issues, whether you wish to look at the caution shown by José Mourinho against Liverpool, the defensive mistakes made at Huddersfield or the players’ reaction to their manager’s harsh words in defeat. As Tom Ince remarked perceptively afterwards, while Mourinho may have bolted on a few eye-catching adornments to the side he inherited from Louis van Gaal, he has not quite succeeded yet in transforming the way Mason Raymond Jersey they play. “They are obviously a top quality side but they don’t play with the same fluidity as Spurs or Manchester City,” Ince said. “They build up the game quite slow.”
The Football Association has paid Eni Aluko the £40,000 it was withholding after a dispute over a tweet she sent in August about ex-England women’s team manager Mark Sampson.
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The FA objected to a tweet she sent in August after news of her dispute with Sampson, who she had accused of bullying and racism, became public knowledge.
She wrote: “At least we now know the FA’s stance on derogatory racial remarks by an England manager. Ignore, deny, endorse. In that order.”
Speaking to the panel of MPs last week, Aluko said she was contacted by FA chief executive Martin Glenn and told that the tweet was a breach of their June agreement not to defame each other.
In a move she described as “bordering on blackmail”, the England and Chelsea star said Trent Murphy Jersey Glenn told her she would get the second half of the £80,000 settlement if she agreed to write a statement which cleared the FA of institutional racism.
Glenn, who also appeared before the DCMS committee, later disputed this claim but admitted the FA and its legal advisers considered Aluko’s tweet to be a breach of their deal and something she should correct.
Brokered by the Professional Womens Trent Murphy Jersey Footballers’ Association, the settlement was compensation for loss of future earnings.
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An internal FA investigation cleared Sampson of Aluko’s claims last Womens Trent Murphy Jersey October, before an independent barrister reviewed the case and came to the same conclusion this February.
Despite these findings, the FA agreed to settle Aluko’s complaint rather than risk a tribunal and it was mutually decided she would receive the money in two instalments: the first to be paid before this summer’s European Championships, which saw Aluko work as a pundit for Channel 4, and the second after Womens Trent Murphy Jersey the tournament.
Any claim the FA had to the moral high ground in the dispute, however, was completely lost when the independent barrister reopened her investigation in September and revised http://www.49ersofficialonlineshop.com/5-bradley-pinion-super-bowl-jersey.html her findings to say Sampson did make racist remarks to Aluko in 2014 and team-mate Drew Spence in 2015.
Gordon Taylor is considering taking legal action against Greg Clarke in a fresh blow for the Football Association chairman, who admitted the organisation has “lost the trust” of the public.
Taylor, the Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive, informed Clarke it may sue over suggestions he had cut adrift a child sex abuse victim. The threat came on another hugely damaging day for the governing body during http://www.officiallakersshoponline.com/Magic_Johnson_Jersey which Clarke faced the FA Council for the first time since the parliamentary hearing into the Mark Sampson scandal.
Under pressure, Clarke was in a self-flagellating mood, admitting the FA was out of touch with the modern game and promising reform but his words were immediately trounced by the Kick It Out chairman, Lord Ouseley. In an excoriating assessment Ouseley said it was “inconceivable” that Dan Ashworth remains in a job. Ashworth, the technical director, took charge of an original, deeply Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey flawed inquiry into Eni Aluko’s allegations of racism.
In a 2,600-word speech to the council, Clarke again apologised to Aluko and fellow player Drew Spence, who were both subjected to racial remarks by Sampson. He also Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey promised a “top to bottom” cultural review of the national football centre at St George’s Park.
“We failed,” Clarke said. “What the last few weeks have exposed is how http://www.bearsofficialnflproshop.com/Authentic-Josh-Bellamy-Jersey out of step we are. Even when our endeavours and attitudes are well meant we fall short. We have lost the trust of the public, the trust of the football participating community and the trust of those domestic and international partners we need to do our job.”
Clarke personally apologised to Taylor after a bizarre aside at the parliamentary hearing, in which he accused the PFA of refusing to continue funding counselling sessions for a victim of child sex abuse while paying “millions” in salary to Taylor. The man he was believed to be referring to is Andy Woodward, who said he was “humiliated” by Clarke recounting their meeting in parliament. Although the comments made to the digital, culture, media and Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey sport select committee were covered by parliamentary privilege, Clarke is understood to have repeated similar allegations to journalists immediately after the hearing.
“The comments were untruthful, unprovoked and uncalled for and I made it clear to the FA I wouldn’t hesitate to sue if they were repeated outside Parliament,” Taylor said. “A lot of FA council members made a point of coming up to http://www.authenticwarriorstore.com/Klay_Thompson_Jersey me and saying they found the comments to be unbecoming of a chairman and that they were embarrassed. Greg has personally apologised for what he said and claimed he just ‘lost the plot’ but I’m not sure.”
Taylor said the FA has to use the Aluko debacle as a “turning point” for change or risk becoming a “dinosaur theme park”.
Clarke said he had been “bruised” by the hearing which also heard the chief executive, Martin Glenn, the HR director, Rachel Brace, and Ashworth give evidence. “A storm has blown through us and we have struggled to cope,” he said. “It stripped us of our veneer and exposed some deeper fundamental truths about why the FA’s successes are taken for granted but its failures leapt upon. I believe it is because we have lost the trust of the public and I think this lack of trust is underpinned by three characteristics.”
These characteristics, he explained, are the FA’s huge remit and a perception it lacks competence, a lack of diversity throughout the organisation and – unlike most other national football associations – a failure to properly utilise the experience and skills of senior players and managers.
the world of elite youth football in London is, according to David Court, one of Arsenal’s senior figures in youth development over recent years, like a village. Everyone knows everyone. Young players, coaches, families, scouts – all come across each other in schoolboy football, district matches and academy games. So when Eddie Nketiah was released by Chelsea at under-14 level, word travelled fast.
Bob Arber, the Zach Zenner Jersey head of Arsenal’s academy recruitment at the time, called in the youth midfielder Joe Willock to check on the surname of the Chelsea striker called Eddie who was being let go. “He’s being released?” came the reply. “He’s sick! Every time he plays against us he scores.” Arsenal invited Nketiah for a trial and included him in a match against West Ham. Naturally, he helped himself to a goal. The staff watching on looked at each other and nodded. Willock was not exaggerating.
Liam Brady was the head of youth development at the time and Nketiah’s characteristics soon won everybody over. “It is a Premier League rule – and a good rule – that when you take a boy on loan it is for a six-week period,” Brady says. “That gives ample time for the boy and the club to make a judgment. He just grew on everybody. It is not easy when you are told you have to leave a club but he has guts and seized a Zach Zenner Youth jersey new opportunity. We signed him and he hasn’t stopped scoring since.”
It was quite the moment on Tuesday when Willock and Nketiah were among the eight graduates of Arsenal’s Hale End academy celebrating on the pitch at the end of one of those sudden footballing explosions that occur when a young talent announces himself as if casting a magic spell.
At midday this Monday the young group of Arsenal’s next generation, including Nketiah, Willock, Reiss Nelson and Josh Dasilva, went Zach Zenner Jersey to Tottenham’s training ground to watch their under-23 team-mates play. Ordinarily they would be in that team, that environment, but within 36 hours Nketiah’s world was transformed. He made his home debut in the Carabao Cup against Norwich, equalised within seconds, scored a brilliant and brave winner, and showcased to a crowd of 60,000 the finishing qualities that are his speciality. Out of nowhere he was trending on Twitter, his name sung to the rafters, receiving messages from Thierry Henry, complimented by http://www.officialwashingtoncapitals.com/Adidas-John-Carlson-Jersey Arsène Wenger, and mischievously http://www.officialcapitalsauthentic.com/Brett_Connolly_Jersey renamed on Wikipedia as “Edward Keddar Pelé Maradona Ronaldinho Kaka Nketiah”.
It could go to a young player’s head but Court is hopeful Nketiah is grounded enough, and surrounded by a loving, supportive family, to resist the temptation to get carried away. “I don’t think I have seen a debut like that where the crowd have warmed to a player so much,” Court says.
“But he has not made it yet. He needs people around him to look after him. He is a great kid and his family go everywhere to watch him. Hopefully he can stay level-headed.”
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West Ham United produced a sensational comeback at Wembley Stadium, scoring three times in 15 second-half minutes to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory that propelled Slaven Bilic’s team into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
For Bilic, struggling to save his job past the weekend, this was a rousing show of strength from a much-changed team that had looked shot at half-time as Tottenham Hotspur scored twice while barely flexing their muscles. Instead West Ham surged back and produced one of the great Carabao Cup nights, led by a ragged but rousing http://www.authenticlosangelesdodgers.com/Corey-Seager-Jersey captain’s performance from Mark Noble and some energetic opportunism from André Ayew, who scored twice.
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This week the Hoffenheim manager, Julian Nagelsmann, has been mentioned as a possible replacement. The same day a rambling, unshaven Bilic gave an alarmingly hangdog press conference, as the suggestion emerged he has been given two games to save his job, a ludicrous, unworkable scenario in practice.
Here Spurs made seven changes from the weekend. For West Ham it was nine, for a game that before kick-off had looked like a minor distraction before the make-or-break of Crystal Palace on Saturday.
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Son reprised his role as a central striker from the defeat of Liverpool at the weekend and he was a sparkling presence in the first half. Kieran Trippier and the returning Danny Rose hugged the touchline. Dele Alli had a header palmed up into the air by Adrián when he really should have scored.
Noble did his best to drive his team-mates on but looked understandably rusty as West Ham played with some energy if no real precision, every attack laced Michael Wacha Youth jersey with the fear of a Spurs counter. The second goal duly arrived on 36 minutes. A passage of intricate Tottenham passing worked some space for Alli to stop, look up and curl a shot that found the far corner off Aaron Cresswell’s head.
By that point there had already been some outbreaks of bottle-chucking between home and away fans, inadequately separated by four rows of Michael Wacha Youth jersey seats and a thin line of unfortunate stewards. “Slaven Bilic, we want you to stay,” the Spurs fans sang as the whistle blew for half time, at which point it really did feel like a case of how many.
The International Trade Union Confederation claims to have secured the agreement of the government in Qatar to significantly improve the physical and employment situation of two million migrant workers, including ending the kafala system, which the ITUC has described as modern slavery.
Human rights abuses such as kafala, by which workers are tied to a single employer, low pay, poor accommodation, labouring in dangerous heat and hundreds of unexplained deaths, have been subjected to intense global scrutiny and criticism since 2010 when Fifa voted for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.
The government concessions, reported by state media, were announced just before the International Labour Womens Derek Newton Jersey Organisation was due to decide this week whether to hold a formal commission of inquiry into the conditions for migrant workers building Qatar’s massive infrastructure programme and 2022 stadiums. Sharan Burrow, the ITUC general secretary, said, following the agreements, she will recommend that formal complaints made against Qatar be withdrawn, meaning there will be no ILO commission of inquiry.
Nicholas McGeehan, an expert on migrant workers’ issues in the Gulf, sounded a note of caution, however. “All we have today are promises, and promises have been broken before,” he said. “I feel we need to put expressions of optimism on hold until we see full details, changes in the law where necessary, and a time frame for promised reforms to be implemented.”
The ITUC said the agreements represented a “breakthrough to end kafala”, principally because the government has said employers will no longer have the right to refuse visas for workers to leave the country. Burrow acknowledged that this does not address a central feature of kafala, Derek Newton Authentic Jersey which prevents workers moving jobs, but she said negotiations would start on that next.
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The Qatar News Agency also reported that the labour minister, Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, Womens Derek Newton Jersey had told foreign diplomats the country would introduce a minimum wage, although no details were given about its level, or when it will be introduced.
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“This set of commitments explodes the model of modern slavery known as the kafala system in the Gulf States; Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should now follow Qatar’s lead,” Burrow said.
A spokesman for Amnesty International, which has persistently campaigned against human rights abuses of migrant workers in the Gulf, also greeted the news cautiously: “We are not able to assess the significance of these developments until we have seen the full details of the government’s commitments. However, today’s announcements have clear potential to have a positive impact on migrant workers’ lives, depending on how they’re implemented.
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has told how a stranger in a Liverpool park persuaded him not to kill himself and to contact his family after he was reported missing last month.
Lancashire police issued an appeal for information about Carlisle’s whereabouts on 15 September after his family reported him missing from his Preston home. Following a 12-hour Craig Biggio Womens Jersey search, the 38-year-old was found “very unwell but safe” in Liverpool and was taken to hospital.
Speaking to Radio 5 Live on Tuesday morning, the former Premier League player described travelling to Liverpool with the intention of taking his own life. “I didn’t know what was going on, I didn’t have my phone with me,” Carlisle told the presenter Adrian Chiles.
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Carlisle is a former chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association and made more than 500 appearances for nine clubs during his playing career from 1997 to 2013. In 2002 he was named “Britain’s brainiest footballer” in a television quiz show and, in 2010, he beat the defending champion on the game show Countdown.
He has spoken openly about his battles with mental ill health and founded the Clarke Carlisle Foundation, a charity for people with dual diagnosis – a condition that has been described as “mental health problems co-occurring with drug or alcohol misuse”.
Carlisle told the Guardian last year how he was attempting to turn his life around after trying to kill himself in 2014. “It overwhelms me in a positive sense how Craig Biggio Womens Jersey miraculous it is to still have motor functions and use of my body,” he said. Craig Biggio Womens Jersey “I’m delighted, blessed that I can use my life.”
Also speaking on Radio 5 Live, Carlisle’s wife, Carrie, said she was at home, pregnant, when her husband went missing last month. “I didn’t expect to hear from him again to be honest, I thought that was it,” she said. She described http://www.officialbruinsprostore.com/derek-sanderson-jersey-for-sale-c-26.html receiving a call from a stranger who told her he was sitting next to her husband.
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Bristol City reached the last eight for the first time since 1989 as Lee Johnson’s side came from behind to thrash Crystal Palace 4-1 at Ashton Gate.
Having already knocked out Watford and Stoke in previous rounds, City fell behind to Bakary Sako’s goal before responses from Matt Taylor, Milan Djuric, Joe Bryan and Callum O’Dowda sent them through. Palace, bottom of the Premier League with just one win from nine games, did not help themselves in defence, but City’s greater finesse in front Frank Robinson Womens Jersey of goal deservedly reaped its reward as the Robins romped home.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson made 10 changes from the side beaten by Newcastle last weekend, with only Patrick van Aanholt remaining. Jason Puncheon returned as captain, while Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey also featured, in addition to the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jairo Riedewald and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
City, beaten 3-0 at home by Leeds last time out, showed five changes, including starts for record signing Famara Diedhiou, while Taylor was involved after having a red card collected last Saturday rescinded.
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Lee Chung-yong was unlucky not to open the scoring when he volleyed against the upright of post and crossbar, then Sako had a shot smothered by City goalkeeper Luke Steele as Palace probed for an opener.
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Palace’s opener arrived in Frank Robinson Womens Jersey the 21st minute when Loftus-Cheek found Sako, who finished in style, driving a low shot past Steele to underline the visitors’ dominance.
City, though, could have equalised within four minutes of Sako’s strike after Diedhiou and Taylor linked well, before Diedhiou arrowed a cross deep into Palace’s penalty area and Taylor just failed to get a touch on it with only Hennessey in front of him.
Diedhiou was then forced off after being on the receiving end of a hefty collision, which meant a first appearance of the season for his replacement Djuric, and City equalised followed a 32nd-minute blunder by Van Aanholt.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens were named Fifa men’s and women’s player of the year respectively at the governing body’s annual ‘The Best’ football awards, which took place in London on Monday night.
The Real Madrid forward retained the Lane Johnson Youth jersey title he won in 2016 – again finishing ahead of Lionel Messi in a vote between national team players, coaches, media and fans – meaning that he has now been named Fifa’s top male footballer five times. He took 43.16% of the total vote, reflecting a year in which he won a Champions League and La Liga double with Lane Johnson Youth jersey Real Madrid, continuing to put top-class opponents to the sword with astounding regularity. His two goals against Juventus in Cardiff helped Real achieve continental supremacy for the 12th time and he had already scored a hat-trick against Atlético Madrid in the semi-finals.
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Ronaldo acknowledged the competition provided by Messi and Neymar, who finished third in the men’s rankings, although the published voting results revealed that neither he nor Messi had deemed one another the best player of the past year.
Martens, who scored three goals in Holland’s triumphant Euro 2017 campaign and won the tournament’s golden ball award, was unable to attend due http://www.bearsnflofficialproshop.com/mike-ditka-jersey-for-sale-c-9.html to Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Norway but received her trophy from Marco van Basten while preparing with the national team. The women’s award was accompanied by some controversy, the inclusion of the little-known Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos causing the USA midfielder Meghan Rapinoe to criticise the shortlisting process. Rapinoe said it suggested “that Fifa doesn’t really care” and the 18-year-old Castellanos, who finished third in the final vote behind Martens and Carli Lloyd, admitted the comments had disappointed her.
“It was not nice but I’m fine with that,” she said. “Everyone has their opinion. If she thinks that then I’m so grateful to Fifa because they’re looking for young talent. I’m so happy to be here and she’s one of my role models.”
Ronaldo and Martens both saw their coaches win awards, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane taking the men’s prize and the Holland manager, Sarina Wiegman, earning the women’s equivalent. Olivier Giroud’s scorpion-style finish against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day won the Puskas Award for the best goal, while Gianluigi Buffon was named best goalkeeper. Celtic were given the fan award while the former Slovacko striker Francis Koné received the fair play trophy.
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Gabriel Jesus is nearly there – a whole 12 months without tasting defeat in a competitive match, for club or country. The Manchester City striker is just two fixtures shy of achieving the feat and given City’s form, as well as his own, he should get there with relative ease.
The countdown begins on Tuesday evening as the Premier League leaders switch attention to the Carabao Cup and a fourth?round home tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Midlands side arrive at http://www.philadelphiaflyersofficialonline.com/Adidas-Dale-Weise-Jersey the Etihad Stadium in fine form, leading the Championship after winning nine of their opening 13 fixtures, but they are likely to be overpowered by a City side in scintillating, free-scoring form.
After that there is a league visit to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Not the easiest of assignments but, again, one City should navigate with relative ease. And should they do so, with Jesus involved on both occasions, it will be a case of mission accomplished for the 20-year-old and a remarkable run stretching back to 29 October 2016 when his Palmeiras side lost 1-0 against Santos in Brazil’s Serie A.
“I’m very happy to have been all this time without losing a game,” Jesus said. “But it’s not only me, it’s thanks to the teams I have played in, such as Palmeiras, the Brazilian national team and now Manchester City. I’m very happy for achieving that milestone of a whole year without a defeat. But I must keep working hard and keep performing well in the games.”
Jesus has been an unqualified success since signing for City, from Palmeiras, for an initial £27m in August 2016. The Brazil international has scored 15 goals in 23 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side and who knows how many more he could have secured had he not sustained a fractured metatarsal at Bournemouth in February which kept him out of action for more than two months.
“The worst moment of my career so far was the injury,” Jesus said. “But it didn’t knock me down. I had everybody’s support. That helped me a lot to overcome the injury.”
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The 23-year-old appeared to go down easily under a challenge from the visitors’ goalkeeper Nick Pope, but in tweet published by the FA on Monday, a spokesperson said: “Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva faces no further action for alleged simulation against Burnley FC on 21/10/17 after an FA panel review.”