Revealed! The Premier League’s most fouled player

first_img 11 11 4. Ross Barkley (Everton) – fouled 21 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 11 11 8= Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) – fouled 17 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 11 1. Andre Ayew (Swansea) – fouled 29 times 7. Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) – fouled 18 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 11 5= Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle) – fouled 19 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 2= Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – fouled 22 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 11 11 Tough tackles are part and parcel of Premier League football as players try their best to disrupt their opponents.For some strange reason though, some footballers seem to be a magnet for trips, taps, shirt-pulls, and suffer a surprising number of fouls compared to other stars.Whether it’s the tricky winger, the box-to-box midfielder or, perhaps, a marauding full-back, the rough challenges can mount up and possibly even put a player out of the game.But who has been the most fouled player so far this season in the Premier League? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to scroll through… 8= Brendan Galloway (Everton) – fouled 17 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 2= Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – fouled 22 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 8= Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa) – fouled 17 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 5= Mark Noble (West Ham) – fouled 19 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… 11 11 11 2= Sadio Mane (Southampton) – fouled 22 times – Click the right arrow to find out who the most fouled player in the Premier League is… last_img read more

How Pellegrini and Klopp compare as managers

first_img 6. Klopp won two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup during his seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund – keep reading to see who the best players the men have managed 11 11 11 9. Pellegrini’s longest stint at any one club was his five years at Villarreal – The Chilean has managed a total of 11 clubs, including Manchester City, with longevity not something he has gained recognition for in his career. 11 5. Pellegrini led Manchester City to the Premier League and League Cup double in the 2013/14 season. He became the first manager outside of Europe to clinch the English title – Pellegrini has also won Copa Chile 1995 and Copa Interamericana 1993 (Universidad Catolica), Serie A 1999 (LDU Quito, Ecuador), Primera Division 2000/01 and Copa Mercosur 2001 (San Lorenzo), Primera Division 2002/03 (River Plate), UEFA Intertoto Cup 2004 (Villarreal) 11 4. Klopp has a loss rate of 27 per cent in Germany and England 11 8. Klopp was key in the development of Robert Lewandowski, with the forward’s performances at the Westfalenstadion helping him earn a move to Bayern Munich 11 3. Pellegrini’s loss rate is 25 per cent in England and Spain 2. Jurgen Klopp has a win rate of 49.4 per cent in his Bundesliga – 1 and 2 – (Mainz, Borussia Dortmund) and Premier League managerial career 11 Manchester City v Liverpool kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday 21 November and is live on talkSPORT.Despite facing Chelsea early on his role as Liverpool manager career, such is the poor form of the reigning Premier League champions, that it perhaps shouldn’t have been considered Jurgen Klopp’s first real test in England.This weekend’s clash with Manchester City, however, will be viewed as just that. The Reds go head-to-head with the title leaders at the Etihad Stadium, where Manuel Pellegrini will look to unsettle his rival in the dugout.The two managers contrast greatly; Klopp the charismatic and headline-stealing leader and Pellegrini the calm and understated coach.So, how have two such men compared throughout their managerial careers?Liverpool is Klopp’s third managerial job after Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, while Pellegrini has taken charge of, among others, Real Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal.Click the arrow above, right, to find out the trophies they have lifted, their success rate, and more.Stats courtesy of transfermarkt 7. Pellegrini deserves praise for the form of Sergio Aguero. Last season the Argentine claimed the Golden Boot having scored 26 Premier League goals, his highest tally in a City shirt 1. Manuel Pellegrini has a win rate of 52.6 per cent in his La Liga (Villarreal, Malaga, Real Madrid) and Premier League (Man City) managerial career – see how Jurgen Klopp compares by clicking the yellow arrow above, right, 11 11 10. Klopp spent seven years at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund and remains the longest-serving manager for both clubs – The German has managed three clubs, including Liverpool, and appears to quickly earn the trust of the board. Could he finally be a long-term solution for the Reds? 11 11. Klopp and Pellegrini have gone head-to-head once in a thrilling Champions League quarter-final in the 2012/13 season when the City boss was at Malaga – The first leg at the Estadio La Rosaleda finished goalless, but the second leg at the Westfalenstadion was filled with drama. Malaga led 2-1 in normal time, leaving Dortmund needing two goals in stoppage time to go through – and they did just that, sealing a 3-2 victory to secure a spectacular comeback.last_img read more

Exclusive – Arsenal MUST spend in January to strengthen injury-hit squad, insists Gunners hero Ray Parlour

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour has called for the club to address their injury crisis in the January transfer window, after two more players were added to the club’s ever growing crocked list.Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta both hobbled out of Saturday’s shock Premier League defeat to West Brom, adding to the injury headache currently presented to manager Arsene Wenger.A total of seven first-team players are now out for the Gunners, with Coquelin – expected to be out for at least two months with knee ligament damage – and Arteta joining Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky (both knee), Jack Wilshere (calf) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott (both muscular) on the sidelines.After facing criticism for failing to sign a single outfield player in the summer, a January raid is expected from Wenger, with the likes of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, Portuguese starlet William Carvalho and young Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi all recently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.And Parlour insists his former side can’t afford not to delve into the New Year market after their injury woes were intensified at the weekend.“They’re really short now,” the Gunners legend told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The injury list is unbelievable; I think they’ll have to build an extension on the medical room!“As soon as Coquelin went down you could tell it was a bad injury. I think he’ll be out for around eight weeks, and that is really bad news for Arsenal, because who else can come in now?“Arteta came on and had a nightmare. He gave away the free-kick and then lost his man for West Brom’s first goal, then he scored an own goal and then he was obviously taken off after getting injured.“Flamini will probably be the one who steps in but I really think Arsene Wenger has to look at the transfer window.“It’s not an easy time to buy players; you don’t know who is really available and all the best players will be tied down to their clubs.“But if there are some available, especially in that midfield area, I’m sure Arsene will go in the market.”last_img read more

Kick Off – Tuesday, December 22

first_imgMark Saggers was joined in the studio by the Mirror’s John Cross and Charlie Wyett from the Sun.The trio discussed the current Premier League managerial merry-go-round involving Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, as well as whether this is Arsenal’s time to end their Premier League title drought.last_img

talkSPORT’s Micky Quinn pays tribute to former team-mate Pavel Srnicek

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Micky Quinn has paid tribute to former colleague Pavel Srnicek after he died on Tuesday.  Srnicek, 47, passed away days after suffering a cardiac arrest while out jogging on December 20.  Quinn played with the former Czech Republic international at Newcastle and he described the ex-West Ham, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper as ‘one of the good people’.Quinn told Drive: “Let me tell you, you come across some team-mates, some good lads, some bad lads in your career but he was a good lad. One of the good people.“I’ll never forget him walking through the changing room on his first day [in 1991], into a Newcastle United dressing room full of characters.“[He was] shy, only a kid and seeing him go from a shy kid to blossom into this lovely personality and he had this wicked sense of humour.“Going to a different country, dealing with all the issues of a foreign player, he came to Newcastle and absolutely loved it.“He had two spells there and the Geordies absolutely loved him.“It was heart-warming on the Saturday when they played the home game.“If you’ve done well for Newcastle, they never forget you and they were singing ‘Pavel is a Geordie’.“That was the joke because he’d been there for that long over two spells and he will be sadly missed and my thoughts go out to his family.”last_img read more

Jerome Valcke sacked as secretary general of FIFA

first_imgJerome Valcke has been sacked as secretary general of crisis-hit FIFA.Valcke, who has been in the role since 2007, was suspended in September following allegations he had colluded to sell 2014 World Cup tickets above face value.A meeting of of FIFA’s emergency committee has now decided to dismiss the Frenchman from the organisation.A FIFA statement said: “The FIFA emergency committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary general with immediate effect. Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the secretary general of FIFA.“The employment relationship between FIFA and Jerome Valcke has also been terminated.“The duties of the secretary general will continue to be assumed by the acting secretary general, Dr Markus Kattner.”Valcke is facing a nine-year ban from FIFA after an ethics investigation into several alleged offences including being connected to black market sales of World Cup tickets.FIFA’s investigatory chamber finished its probe last week and has recommended a nine-year ban and a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (£69,000) on charges including conflicts of interest and offering and accepting gifts and other benefits.Valcke was suspended after allegations were made claiming he planned to benefit from black market World Cup ticket sales. He has denied any wrongdoing, saying his conduct had always been “exemplary”.It is the second time Valcke has been sacked by FIFA – he was dismissed in December 2006 as marketing director after an American judge said he had lied repeatedly during FIFA’s botched sponsorship negotiations with rival card giants MasterCard and Visa.Less than eight months later, however, he was back in FIFA as second in command to president Sepp Blatter, who himself has been banned for eight years by the ethics committee. Jerome Valcke 1last_img read more

Norwich 4-5 Liverpool: Adam Lallana’s last-gasp goal settles Carrow Road thriller

first_imgAdam Lallana scored deep into injury-time to earn Liverpool victory against Norwich in a sensational encounter at Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime.The Reds took the lead early on when Roberto Firmino’s scuffed shot trickled in off Declan Rudd’s far post.Dieumerci Mbokani’s brilliant backheel drew Norwich level before former Everton star Steven Naismith fired home a debut goal to put the hosts ahead at the break.Ten minutes into the second half, Wes Hoolahan converted a penalty to stretch the Canaries’ lead and, at 3-1, Liverpool looked dead and buried.But Jordan Henderson reduced the arrears almost immediately, sweeping home after a deft touch from Firmino.The influential Firmino, again preferred to Christian Benteke in attack, then levelled things up when he brought down substitute Lallana’s centre and coolly finished past Rudd.With 15 minutes left, the comeback looked to be complete as James Milner seized on a woeful backpass from Russell Martin to put Liverpool 4-3 up.But Norwich then demonstrated their own fighting spirit as Bassong’s powerful strike from outside the box made it 4-4 with 90 minutes on the clock.That was not to be the end of the drama, however.With five minutes of injury-time played, Norwich failed to clear their lines and Lallana’s shot looped over Rudd to settle a dramatic encounter.That sparked wild scenes on the touchline, with Jurgen Klopp racing up the touchline to join his players in celebrating a first Premier League victory of 2016.Liverpool are now just five points adrift of a top four place, having played a game more than their rivals, while Norwich remain two points clear of the relegation places. 1 Liverpool celebrate last_img read more

Gore wins Nobel for heading off violence

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Climate change is and will be a significant threat to our national security and in a larger sense to life on Earth as we know it to be,” retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, former U.S. Army chief of staff, told a congressional panel last month. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee agrees. In awarding the prize Friday to climate campaigner Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-sponsored network of scientists that has explained the dry details of global warming in thousands of pages of footnoted reports every six years or so since 1990, the Norwegian committee said the stresses of a changing global environment may heighten the “danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states.” Gore, fresh from a near miss at winning the U.S. presidency in 2000, translated the numbers and jargon-laden reports into something people could understand. He made a slide show and went Hollywood. His documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won two Academy Awards and has been credited with changing the debate in America about global warming. Despite a live global stage, Gore did not take questions from reporters Friday, avoiding the issue of a potential 2008 presidential run. His aides repeatedly say he won’t enter the race. Gore donated his share of the $1.5 million prize to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection. It was all about the message. “This is a chance to elevate global consciousness about the challenges that we face now,” he said Friday at the offices of the Alliance For Climate Protection, a nonprofit he founded. “The alarm bells are going off in the scientific community.” Those like Sullivan who study the issues point particularly to the impact of drought and altered climate patterns on food and water supplies, leading to shortages that could spur huge, destabilizing migrations of people internationally. In a report in May, scientists advising the German government noted scenarios that could upend the lives of millions, driving them across borders to overwhelm other lands. “The dieback of the Amazon rain forest or the loss of the Asian monsoon could have incalculable consequences for the societies concerned,” said the German Advisory Council on Global Change. In some cases, potential backlashes from warming weren’t foreseen even a few years ago. One example: The stunningly swift shrinking of Arctic Ocean ice has drawn attention to looming international disputes over rights to the newly open seas. Climate hot spots The unpredictability of when, where and how some of the changes will occur has frustrated Pentagon planners and others trying to prepare. A 2003 report commissioned by the Pentagon warned that abrupt climate change “could potentially destabilize the geopolitical environment, leading to skirmishes, battles, and even war due to resource constraints.” But that study’s scenario for abrupt change hinged in part on fears that the Atlantic’s Gulf Stream current might slow, chilling northern Europe and eastern North America and curtailing food harvests. Now, however, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says it’s “very unlikely” the current will slow abruptly. Unpredictability was dispelled elsewhere in the panel’s reports this year. It found, for example, that warmer and drier conditions are already shortening the growing season in Africa’s Sahel, a conflict-ridden region long burdened by food and water shortages. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the German scientists cited other potential “hot spots,” including: Egypt’s vital, low-lying Nile Delta, where the livelihoods of millions may be at risk from rising sea levels and salinization of agricultural areas. The Asian subcontinent, where the retreat of Himalayan glaciers will dry up downstream water supplies, and rising seas and stronger cyclones will threaten tens of millions on the Bay of Bengal coast. The poor nations of Central America, where more intense hurricanes could severely damage economies, destabilize political systems and send streams of uprooted people toward the U.S. border. At the same time, the German scientists said, the climate challenge is an opportunity to unite the international community. In that spirit, Britain last April organized the first U.N. Security Council meeting to consider climate change as a threat to international peace. Global efforts have faltered, however, in trying to cut back emissions of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases – in part because the Bush administration opposes such internationally mandated reductions. That in itself may help sharpen world tensions, the German report said. If, amid recriminations and finger-pointing, governments fail to unite on global warming, “climate change will draw ever-deeper lines of division and conflict in international relations,” it said. In announcing the award earlier in the day in Oslo, Norway, Nobel committee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes said the prize was not a slap at the Bush administration’s current policies. Instead, he said it was about encouraging all countries “to think again and to say what can they do to conquer global warming.” Skeptics downplay award Still, President Bush, had no plans to call Gore to congratulate him. But spokesman Tony Fratto called it “an important recognition” for both Gore and the scientific panel. Some in the shrinking community of global warming skeptics and those downplaying the issue, were dubious, however. “I think it cheapens the Nobel Prize,” said William O’Keefe, chief executive officer of the conservative science-oriented think tank the Marshall Institute. O’Keefe, a former oil industry executive and current consultant to fossil fuel firms, called Gore’s work “rife with errors.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PEACE PRIZE: Panel says former vice president and U.N. group have raised awareness of climate changes that may intensify global conflict. By Charles J. Hanley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What does global warming have to do with global peace? The globe may find out sooner than we think, experts say. last_img read more

FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM FALCARRAGH AS SMOKE SPREADS FROM MUCKISH BLAZE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: DOZENS of families are being evacuated from their homes in Falcarragh after smoke from the latest gorse fire in Muckish covered the area.The heavy smoke from the blaze has spread in the direction of local townland Moyra and forced a number of people to leave.Up to 50 officers have been dispatched to the scene of the blaze which broke out a short time earlier. Dozens of acres of gorse have already been destroyed.At this stage there are no reports of any injuries or any damage to property.The latest blaze alert comes just a couple of hours after Acting Fire Chief Bobby McMenamin revealed that most gorse fires across the county are now under control.The fire at Muckish is being tackled by the army, the army helicopter which is dropping buckets of water on the fire and two fire brigades. The fire is also coming perilously close to Glenveagh National Park which is just a couple of miles away.As well as tackling the blaze it is understood that officers are also dampening down areas in its path to keep it from spreading.“The Muckish blaze has whipped up a lot of smoke and that has been spread in the direction of Falcarragh.“A number of houses have now been evacuated because of the smoke. People were beginning to feel the affects so they thought it was best to get out,” said a fire service source.Ends FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM FALCARRAGH AS SMOKE SPREADS FROM MUCKISH BLAZE was last modified: May 3rd, 2011 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:Falcarraghfamilies evacuatedMuckishlast_img read more

CRISIS AS TENANTS QUIT SHOPPING CENTRE IN RENT ROW

first_imgTENANTS of Letterkenny Shopping Centre have gone on a rent strike – furious that the moneybags developers behind the centre are refusing to negotiate rent reductions.Donegaldaily.com understands that some unit tenants are being forced to cough up a massive €100,000-per-year in rent.Proctor’s newsagents and one other outlet have already closed. But donegaldaily.com has learned that other tenants are getting ready to quit the centre unless rents are reviewed.The centre is owned by wealthy corporate group Harcourt Developments.Sources there claim some tenants had been involved in a rent strike and may be locked out of the premises in the coming weeks.“It may come to that,” said one Harcourt insider, when asked if more tenants could be evicted. However the source wouldn’t deal with the issue of the massive rents.“There hasn’t been a rent rise for several years,” said the source.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCRISIS AS TENANTS QUIT SHOPPING CENTRE IN RENT ROW was last modified: November 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Letterkenny Shopping Centre.rents crisislast_img read more