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‘I’d loved to have played with him!’ – Which goal machine was Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler talking about?

first_img1 Sport Magazine sat down with Robbie Fowler for a one-on-one recently – but just who would ‘God’ hate to get stuck in a lift with?This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukWho was the best footballer you played alongside in your career?“Probably Steven Gerrard – but another who I loved playing with, because my understanding with him was superb, was Steve McManaman. I don’t think Steve gets the accolades that he deserves. He was a phenomenal player. He’s the most successful British player to play abroad, with all he won with Real Madrid.”What about if you could pick a modern-day footballer to play alongside?“I actually played in a testimonial with Luis Suarez for about ten minutes – and obviously I wasn’t good enough to keep up with him on my ageing legs, but I could see that he was a class player. I’d love to have played with him, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. It’s ridiculous how good the three of them are.”What’s your favourite career goal?“I’ll give you a goal probably not many people would remember. In 2001, Liverpool won a lot of trophies, but also we needed to win our last league game against Charlton to qualify fornext season’s Champions League. I scored an overhead kick in that game, at Charlton’s ground. It wasn’t the greatest goal in the world, but it just meant so much because it was the first goal and it really calmed us all down. We went on to win 4-0. So that means a lot to me, even though it was just a basic goal.”Sure, just a basic overhead kick, Robbie. Sport has scored a hatful of them…“It wasn’t one of those spectacular overhead kicks where both feet were in the air! It just fell to me from a corner and I manipulated my body to get into position. Not the conventional overhead kick, if that makes sense.”It does. Have you ever been starstruck?“Yeah, I was on a plane once and got sat next to Sean Connery. I was talking to him and I was just delighted that he knew who I was! There I am: talking to James Bond on a plane. Actually, one of my regrets is probably not getting a picture with him. He was superb.”Who’s your favourite sports person to watch who isn’t a footballer?“I used to love watching Tiger Woods, but – for what he’s achieved in his career – it has to be AP McCoy. There are many good jockeys, so for him to be the top jockey for 20 years – no one will ever get near that. Think of all the injuries he’s had, too. He’s probably fallen and broken every bone in his body. Then he just got back up and did it all again.”Which sport puts you to sleep?“A long day of Test cricket might, but I love the one-dayers and the Twenty20s. Even the Tests can be really exciting when there’s a lot to play for. I can watch any sport at all, to be honest.”They’re making a film of your life: who ideally plays Robbie Fowler?“I’m thinking Tom Cruise! I’m not sure if he’d be any good at footy though, to be fair.”If you were stuck in a lift with an ex-teammate, who’d be the best and who’d be the toughest to handle?“Jamie Carragher as the tough one. A great lad, but sometimes his, erm… habits aren’t what they should be. I’ll leave it at that! To be stuck with? Steve McManaman. I could spend many a day chatting with him.” Robbie Fowler last_img read more

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FA Cup quarter-finals: THREE matches live on talkSPORT – all the details here!

first_img FA Cup quarter-finals: THREE matches live on talkSPORT 1 The quarter-finals of the FA Cup are here and talkSPORT has it covered!We are bringing you THREE live commentaries throughout the weekend, starting on Saturday evening as Everton take on Chelsea at Goodison Park, with a visit to Wembley at stake.We then have BACK-TO-BACK commentries on Sunday, kicking off with holders Arsenal at home to Watford at 1:30pm, and followed by another huge test for Manchester United, as they face in-form West Ham at Old Trafford.Our last eight coverage began with Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win at Reading on Friday night – you can recap all the action here.See below for our list of live commentary matches and click the links to follow all the action online!Saturday, 17:30 – Everton v ChelseaSunday, 13:30 – Arsenal v WatfordSunday, 16:00 – Manchester United v West Ham UnitedThen after an action-packed few days of football, we resume on Wednesday as we bring you live coverage of Barcelona v Arsenal in the Champions League – Full details here!last_img read more

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COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCH RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE HOME BOOKLET

first_imgDonegal County Development Board has launched an information booklet on ‘Renewable Energy in the Home’ which provides homeowners with affordable options for use of renewable energy in the home as well as providing valuable tips on saving money through efficient use of energy.The booklet was produced by the Donegal County Development Board Green Economy Forum as an action in pursuit of its goal of maximizing the use of renewable energy in County Donegal.Donegal County Development Board have as one their six priority objectives in its new Economic, Social and Cultural Strategy the need to develop County Donegal as a lead region for the green economy. Many opportunities are being investigated by the Donegal CDB Green Economy for sectoral development including management of the land resource of the county, maximising the local economic benefit from the forestry resource, water management and increasing the use of energy generated from renewable sources.The renewable energy secotr in the county, in particular wood fuel energy has seen a dramatic increase in recent with many schools, hotels, leisure centres and public buildings now using wood fuel as an alternative to oil.The Donegal CDB Green Economy have identified the domestic market as an underdeveloped area in terms of use of renewable energy and have provided a range of information materials to inform the householder of the county of the renewable energy options that are available to them.The Chairman of Donegal County Development Board, Cllr Dessie Larkin, in launching the booklet, described it as “a useful guide that will give households a greater awareness of how they can be more sustainable and at the same time save money on their energy bills, both of which are very important issues at present”. The Donegal CDB Green Economy Forum “Renewable Energy in the Home” booklet is available in the Council Public Service Centres, in the local libraries and on the County Development Board website www.donegalcdb.ie COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCH RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE HOME BOOKLET was last modified: September 26th, 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)last_img read more

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VIDEO: Thomas Lemar shows Arsenal what they missed out on with impressive double

first_img1 Thomas Lemar scored a delightful double for France Thomas Lemar was at the centre of transfer deadline day as Arsenal desperately tried to bring in the France winger to replace Alexis Sanchez.As it turned out no deal materialised and both Lemar and Sanchez stayed put at their clubs.However, the Monaco winger showed exactly what the Gunners missed out on as he grabbed two impressive goals for France in the 4-0 win over the Netherlands on Thursday night.Check out Lemar’s quality finishes below.last_img read more

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Driverless truck plows into home; no one hurt

first_imgSAUGUS – Less than an hour after children walking to school had filled the sidewalks Tuesday, a driverless utility truck careened down a Saugus hill, crashing into a parked car and destroying the garage of a home in the quiet neighborhood. A 5-ton bobtail utility truck owned by Tidwell Excavating had been parked on Catala Avenue as crews worked with a Southern California Edison crew on a cable-splicing job. Shortly before 9 a.m., the truck rolled swiftly downhill, ending up partly inside the garage of the house on the corner of Catala and Melodi Lane, in the 27000 block. “It was parked for an hour before this,” driver Leonel Melchor said. “I set the brake, but something happened.” Sheriff’s officers are investigating what caused the truck to roll by itself. Neighbors said they thought the crashing sounds they heard as the truck zoomed down the street, crashing into curbside trash cans, were from trash trucks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“It was quite the loud crash,” James Deruvo said. “It sounded like someone was carelessly dropping things in the street.” A neighbor said he had just placed some items in his curbside recycling bin when the truck careened into his yard, upending trash barrels and leaving deep tire marks across the lawn before crashing into Mandi and Brent Sheftzs’ BMW, parked in their driveway next door. The truck partially upended the auto, then plowed into the garage and the house, where it came to rest. “I heard the truck noise and looked up as it came by,” the neighbor said. “It’s really lucky that this happened when it did; the street is packed between 7 and 8 every morning with kids going to school.” Mandi Sheftz, called at work by neighbors, was shocked by the damage to her home. “I called our insurance company and they just told me to get reports and pictures,” she said. “I don’t think they have any idea of how bad this is.” Crews from The Gas Co. shut off the natural gas because the truck was resting on the gas line leading into the home. Because of the significant damage to the house, city officials were reluctant to remove the truck immediately, fearing that the garage and part of the house might collapse. Officials from the city walked through the house to make sure the structure was safe for the Sheftzs to go inside. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want 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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Hollywood Christmas Parade a showstopper

first_imgTens of thousands of revelers braved the chilly night air Sunday to watch Tinseltown sparkle with stars and holiday cheer at the 75th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. : 11/26: Hollywood Christmas Parade Along palm-lined streets on Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, spectators wrapped in scarves and thick jackets waved on dozens of floats, marching bands and antique cars carrying stars like actor Edward James Olmos, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Joey Lawrence and comedian George Lopez, this year’s grand marshal. As only Hollywood could deliver, the floats were elaborate and ranged from a giant, eight-spoked Buddhist dharma wheel from the Chinese spiritual group Falun Gong to a blue and yellow light bulb studded entry from Best Buy. “This parade is great,” said Regis Philbin, the honorary grand marshal, who said he remembered attending the Christmas parade back when he was a stagehand at a nearby television station. “It ushers in the Christmas season.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Crowds lined the parade route, at times five or six people deep, with children sitting on the shoulders of parents and relatives and others craning their necks to get a glimpse of miniature ponies, up-and-coming celebrities and even their own relatives. “This is a nice family event,” said Heath Hardy, sitting along Hollywood Boulevard with his wife and four children and a video camera to capture his 11-year-old daughter who marched in one of the bands. His daughter Sharhonda laughed and danced as Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop `Til You Get Enough” blared from a float. Some of the night’s biggest attractions were the celebrities, from grand marshal Lopez to wrestler Hulk Hogan. “My favorite is George Lopez,” declared Kevin Polanco, a 7-year-old who sipped hot chocolate. A favorite, Lopez had children giggling and adults cheering as he challenged onlookers on opposite sides of the parade route to cheer louder than the other side. “With everything that goes on in this world, it’s the one thing that we can just all come to and get along,” said Carlos Salazar, a 35-year-old electrician who came with his two children and wife. “In Los Angeles there are some areas that are pretty rough and here people come from all parts of Los Angeles and everyone is just having a good time.” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, last year’s grand marshal, said he fondly remembered attending the parade as a child with his mother and aunt. “This has always been a very special parade. It’s a great way to start the holidays,” Villaraigosa said. With Thanksgiving behind and the holidays ahead, everyone along the parade route – from Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton to a man selling $5 Santa hats – said they had a special holiday wish. Bratton said one day without crime would suit him and the hat seller Steve Hart said he’d be content with an Aston Martin DB9. Some wishes were a lot simpler. “I wish I could just see my mom,” said Aminta Polanco, a 40-year-old Honduran immigrant from Canoga Park, whose work visa has not allowed her to return home for more than a decade. “But this gives Christmas to the children.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818)713-3741 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Jose Mourinho’s agent releases statement amid Mauricio Pochettino reports

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 4 4 World renowned football agent Mendes says reports of his client leaving Old Trafford are “totally untrue” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most Read In Football latest In a rare statement, Mendes said: “There have been more rumours of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United. It’s totally untrue.“Jose is very happy at the club and the club is very happy with him.“He has a long-term contract with Manchester United and is fully committed to the club in building a solid winning project.”The 52-year-old, who also represents the likes of David De Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo, was responding to a story in The Sun  which claimed the Red Devils were lining up a £40m move to make Mauricio Pochettino their next manager. However, those claims have been rejected by Mendes, who says his client will not be leaving Old Trafford.Mourinho, who signed a contract extension until 2020 back in January, has been given assurances over his future.United host Fulham tomorrow in the Premier League searching for a first league win in five games. SORRY Jose Mourinho is “fully committed” to Manchester United and reports he is set to lose his job are “totally untrue”, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.Mendes, one of the most influential agents in world football, says the Portuguese has been given assurances from the Premier League club’s hierarchy that he is their long-term man. BEST OF Pogba was dropped to the bench along with another big-money signing Romelu Lukaku in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal – a night when this summer’s main acquisition Fred did not even make the squad.January signing Alexis Sanchez has floundered so far and Mourinho made his annoyance at the lack of a defensive reinforcement known during the summer.center_img 4 Jose Mourinho is not leaving Manchester United, his agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed revealed Reports had linked Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with a £40m move to United scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have endured a turbulent relationship this season They are currently sitting in eighth spot, behind the likes of Everton and Bournemouth, with an eye-watering eight-point gap to the top four.Mourinho’s third season at the club sees United already 18 points behind Pep Guardiola’s City, who they finished runners-up to in a 2017-18 campaign that also saw them reach the FA Cup final.The Portuguese became the first manager in the Old Trafford giants’ history to win a major trophy in his first season, collecting the EFL Cup and Europa League after lifting the Community Shield. Progress has stalled this term.While United qualified for the Champions League knockout phase with a match to spare, thanks in no small part to the memorable comeback win at Juventus, they fell at the first hurdle of the Carabao Cup to second-tier Derby and their league struggles have been compounded by off-field matters.The relationship with star turn and club-record signing Paul Pogba has often been strained, with the manager taking the vice-captaincy off him before September’s meeting against Derby before then having a well-documented training ground disagreement with him shortly after.last_img read more

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Champions League boost helps Celtic to £61m half-year revenue

first_imgCeltic have revealed strong financial results for the six months ending in December last year, reflecting success since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.The Scottish champions saw their revenue increase by 94% to £61.2m in the six months to December 31, 2016, and profit from trading rose from £1.6m to more than £21m.The increase in part reflects the club’s success in reaching the group stages of the Champions League. Under Rodgers, the team is unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership, has won the League Cup and is through to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.Celtic’s results also reveal the club spent just under £10m in the summer on player transfers, when new manager Rodgers added Scott Sinclair, Moussa Dembélé, Kolo Touré, Christian Gamboa and Dorus de Vries to his squad. Player sales accounted for £2m, which the club said was largely accounted for by the sale of Stefan Johansen to Fulham. The strong set of financial figures leaves Celtic with just under £19m in the bank. The financial report notes that the next six months are unlikely to bring as much revenue, partly due to there being no European football, though there will still be some outstanding Champions League money to be paid out.In a statement in the report, chairman Ian Bankier said: “The board is optimistic about our immediate future and firmly supports the self-sustaining financial model that has served us well.”last_img read more

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Twitter Open Sources Web App Front End Tool-kit

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Twitter has had a complicated relationship with its sprawling developer ecosystem but made a big move this morning to provide independent developers a fast, lightweight, attractive and consistent tool-kit that can be used to implement the front end of web applications.It’s called Bootstrap and the company said today that it “uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny (only 6k with gzip) resource.” Initial developer reaction appears generally positive.Bootstrap was built by Twitter designers Mark Otto (formerly of ZURB) and Jacob Thornton (formerly of Threadsy).One of the key issues that Twitter has had with its developer ecosystem is that the company has called on developers to stop developing Twitter clients, the services through which Tweets are read and written. The company said this Spring that it wants to provide new users with consistent experiences and thus that they ought to be using official Twitter clients only.The edge might be taken off of that by the introduction of this front-end framework. It seems likely that a large number of independent Twitter-related apps will take on a more consistent look and feel now. At launch Bootstrap works best in Chrome and Firefox; it’s said to perform poorly right now in IE.Bootstrap is the 46th code repository Twitter staff has created on Github.These new tools don’t have to be used in developing anything related to Twitter, exclusively, but everything Twitter can do to win back the love of developers is another point in its favor in the coming battle for developers that Twitter will fight with Google Plus when its developer platform is launched.center_img Tags:#design#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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