Giggs wants United to attack

first_img The slow, unimaginative way the team performed in Moyes’ final game in charge last week disappointed Giggs, who is conscious and proud of United’s historical reputation as one of the most fearsome attacking teams in the land. Giggs knows Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson became club greats because their success was borne out of a commitment to attacking football. And now Giggs wants to see a similar style of play from his team in his four matches at the helm. “My philosophy is the Manchester United philosophy,” Giggs said. “I want players to play with passion, speed, tempo and be brave, with imagination, all the things that are expected of a Manchester United player. “I want to see goals, tackles, players taking players on and getting the crowd up. “I want the passion that should come with being a Manchester United player. “I’ll tell the players just to try to enjoy yourself, express yourself. I just want them to enjoy themselves and give the fans something to smile about in the remaining four games. “It’s been a frustrating season and I want to end it on a high. The stadium will be bouncing.” There was an air of infectious optimism in the academy building at Carrington on Friday as Giggs spoke to the media in the same room where Ferguson used to hold his press briefings. If that positivity brushes off onto the players, then United should end the season strongly. Giggs, kitted out in his training gear, could not conceal his delight at being asked to manage a club that has literally been his life. “It’s probably the proudest moment of my career,” said Giggs, which is quite a statement considering he has won 35 trophies at United. Giggs will be without forward Robin van Persie for his first match in charge against Norwich on Saturday. Van Persie is still recovering from a knee injury while defender Rafael is unavailable because of a thigh problem. Midfielder Giggs could name himself in the squad for the game against the Canaries, which comes four days after the dismissal of Moyes. Norwich will again be without Joseph Yobo. The on-loan Nigeria defender has a calf injury, but should return to first-team training next week. Winger Elliott Bennett is back in contention after completing his rehabilitation from his serious knee injury. Scotland defender Steven Whittaker hopes Norwich can secure Premier League survival and earn Neil Adams the Carrow Road manager’s job on a permanent basis. Whittaker was a peripheral figure under Chris Hughton, who was sacked two weeks ago with five games to play and Norwich in the relegation mire. Adams, who led the young Canaries to the FA Youth Cup last season, has given the players a boost, but is still searching for his first points when he takes his side to managerless Manchester United on Saturday after losses to Fulham and Liverpool. “I hope he is the manager here next season,” said Whittaker, who believes the players are benefiting from a positive playing style and a higher intensity in training. “A lot of the boys had a boost, training’s been a lot higher tempo than before and that’s taken it into the games as well. “I think there’s been a big change the way we’re playing, the positive approach that we’ve got and he’s got is rubbing off on the boys and hopefully we can get the results. “We’ve done well in the two games he’s been in charge of so far, but the results haven’t quite matched the performances, so that’s something we’re looking to improve on. “We’ve got the performance, but without getting the points on the board that can push us up the league a little. “Three points in this division’s massive and it’s still tight down there. We could go up a couple of positions with one win.” Press Association Ryan Giggs has vowed to bring passion, excitement and flair back to Manchester United during his brief stint as manager. Giggs addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was appointed interim player-manager following the sacking of David Moyes. His message was music to the ears of United fans who had grown tired of watching their team play during Moyes’ woeful 10-month spell in charge. last_img read more

Young enjoying key role at United

first_img The 29-year-old’s days at Old Trafford looked numbered not so long ago, yet he has ingratiated himself with United fans with some standout displays. Young has become a key figure under Louis van Gaal and produced another fine display on Saturday, playing a key role in both goals as Crystal Palace were overcome 2-1. Ashley Young is playing with a smile on his face once again, having gone from outsider to key man at Manchester United this term. “I’m enjoying my football, playing regularly,” the winger said. “I want to play well and give my input into the team – I feel like I’m doing that. “The penalty came from my cross and Felli scored from my cross. I’m delighted with that but it’s a team game. “We’ve got great team spirit and another two cup finals to go.” Those games see United welcome Arsenal and play embattled Hull before the season is out – matches David de Gea will hope will be quieter than the trip to Selhurst Park. Palace attacked with increased intensity after Jason Puncheon cancelled out Juan Mata’s dubious penalty, only to find the United keeper, not the first time this season, in fine form. De Gea’s point-blank save from Glenn Murray was particularly impressive and allowed United to eventually go on and win through Marouane Fellaini’s late header. “He’s been making save after save for us and that one today was vitally important,” Young said. “Maybe that spurred us on to get the winning goal. It was fantastic and I thanked him after the game. Press Association “We went in 1-0 up and we knew they were going to come out in the second half and put us under pressure. “They did that for pretty much the whole of the second half. We had to dig deep and defend as a team, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.” The performance in south London epitomised United’s first season under Van Gaal – unconvincing at times but ultimately effective. That cutting edge means United look set to return to the Champions League next season and Young says a strong team bond is being built. “That’s the way we play – that’s the Manchester United way,” he told MUTV. “The team spirit, the character that we’ve got to keep ourselves going. The big man got himself in the box and got on the end of one of our crosses. “We’re delighted to get that goal. Everybody was celebrating together and I think the bench went crazy as well. “After the game, the scenes in the dressing room were fantastic.” The emotions in the opposing dressing room were understandably different. Palace goalscorer Puncheon felt a number of decisions went against his side, making the 2-1 loss particularly “tough to take”. “We did really well in the second half and created some good chances,” he said. “They’ve got a great goalkeeper at the top of his game and he pulled off some great saves and kept them in the game. “That’s why he plays for one of the best teams in the world and is rated as one of the best.” last_img read more

CDC May Loosen Guidelines for Some Exposed to COVID-19

first_imgWASHINGTON – CDC officials are considering changing guidelines for self-isolation to enable those who have been exposed to the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic.The public health agency, in conjunction with the White House coronavirus task force, are considering an announcement as soon as Wednesday, according to the Vice President.The new policy is aimed in particular at workers in critical jobs and would allow medical workers who have been exposed to the virus and who have no symptoms can return to work with a mask and twice-daily temperature checks after 14 days.Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader on the White House’s coronavirus task force, called the upcoming CDC guidance “a very important piece.”“It looks at degree of exposure and really making it clear that exposure occurs within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes, so really understanding where you shouldn’t be within 6 feet of people right now,” Birx told CBS on Wednesday. “But if you’re in a work situation where you have to be, there will be a series of recommendations that if you had had a significant exposure of what specifically to do, and if you’ve had a less exposure what to do.”Pence on Tuesday said the White House is focusing on the “point of need” for the current situation but also is operating on another track to consider future recommendations for the public.“Some of the best minds here at the White House are beginning to think about what recommendations will look like that we give to businesses, that we give to states, but it will all, I promise you, be informed on putting the health and well-being of the American people first,” Pence said.For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. In the United States, there have been about 400,000 cases and about 13,000 deaths.last_img read more

Sheltez Tennis Club completes successful tournament

first_imgTHE Sheltez Tennis Club and national coach Shelly Daly recently completed a successful Junior Independence tournament.The tournament had featured four categories Under-10, U-12, U-14 and U-18. The U-10 category was included after a two-year break while the U-14 category was played for the first time at international level.There were 45 participants from Guyana and Suriname. The U-10 and U-18 categories were played from May 4 to 11 at the National Racquet Centre and Le Resouvenir Tennis Club while U-12 and U-14 categories were played at Le Resouvenir Tennis Club and GBTI tennis courts.The tournament was played on round-robin and knock-out formats. Results are as follows: U-10 Boys – Nathan DeNobrega and Atlav Ahamad.U-10 Girls – Kayesha Harding and Nakisha Williams.U-12 Boys – Iyaaz Posse and Jair Akaamba.U-12 Girls – Paula Kalekyezi and Menikshi Jaikisson.U-14 Boys – Vadeanand Resaul and Jeremiah Kalekyezi.U-18 Boys – Viraj Sharma and Joshua Kalekyezi.U-18 Girls – Afruica Gentle and Kalyca Fraser.In the consolation category Bruce Chan won ahead of Aarush Moorjani in the U-12 Boys category while Vincent Akaamba won from Anish Sharma in the Boys U-14 category.Meanwhile, Sheltez Tennis Club and GLTA would like to extend sincere gratitude to GBTI for the use of its facilities, Blue Life Water for providing water throughout the tournament, Homesafe Security, BK & Sons Poultry Farm, and parents.last_img read more

Baseball splits four-game swing in North Carolina

first_imgThe baseball team traveled to North Carolina last weekend for a three-game set against Wake Forest before wrapping up the road trip with a one-off game against Duke on Monday. Though the Trojans (6-2) split the trip 2-2, the weekend came with many positives. After dropping the series opener against the Demon Deacons on Friday, USC rebounded to take Saturday’s game. Though Wake Forest ultimately took the series with a win in Sunday’s rubber game, the Trojans recovered quickly again, bouncing back to beat the Blue Devils one day later.Junior third baseman Adalberto Carrillo came away with his first career grand slam in the Trojans’ 15-9 victory over Wake Forest, the second game of the series on Saturday. Junior starting pitcher Mason Perryman(1-0) made the longest start of his career against Duke and went 6-plus innings, giving up no runs in a 2-0victory. Senior right fielder Corey Dempster had two home runs, including his first of the year, a 2-run blast against Wake Forest on Sunday and a solo shot against Duke. Dempster also had a single and a double against Wake Forest in Game 2 as well as a running catch in Game 3 — an 18-5 loss — to help the Trojans get out of abases-loaded jam in the bottom of the fifth. Redshirt junior shortstop Frankie Rios also hit his first home run of the season, a 2-run shot in Game 1 against Wake Forest, which USC lost 15-5 on Friday. He doubled in two runs in Game 2 against Wake Forest. Sophomore infielder Dillon Paulson got his first hit of the year, a single against Wake Forest in the top of the second in Game 2. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Bryce Dyrda made his first start of the season with a 1-2-3 inning in Game 3 against Wake Forest. Wake Forest proved to be a very formidable opponent, scoring a total of 48 runs to USC’s 25 runs in thethree-game series. The Trojans were able to capitalize on many mistakes by Wake Forest, scoring two runs off balks and another run after the assistance of a balk. Balks are normally an unusual sight;however, the Trojans have seen quite a few in their shortseason. Freshman left fielder Matt Acosta continued to dazzle in the outfield and on the base path with several nice catches and a steal of home in the top of the seventh inning against Duke. Sophomore center fielder Lars Nootbaar kept his bat hot with two solo homers, one each in Games 2 and 3 against Wake Forest.Freshman pitcher Connor Lunn had a good outing against Wake Forest in Game 3. He went 4.2 innings in relief of starter Marrick Crouse, giving up three runs and at one point retiring five straight. Lunn struck out a career high six batters and gave up no walks. Carrillo’s road trip was more than just his 428-foot homer. He turned a double play in Game 1 against Wake Forest in addition to tripling and scoring the next inning. In Game 2, Carrillo singled in a run before hitting the grand slam. Sophomore pitcher Solomon Bates worked his way out of multiple jams in Game 1 with a strikeout looking and a groundout. Bates also struck out two in relief of Perryman against Duke. Sophomore pitcher Quentin Longrie (1-0) got the win for the Trojans in Game 2 against Wake Forest, going 2.2 innings in relief of starter Brad Wegman with three strikeouts and three earned runs on five hits. Given that Nootbaar had been one of the driving offensive forces prior to the road trip, it was good to see more bats coming to life by the likes of Rios, Carrillo, Dempster and Paulson. Excluding the exhibition game against the NC Dinos, Friday’s game against Wake Forest was Dempster’s first start of the season. The road trip showed that the Trojans’ team has a lot of talent and is able to utilize their opponents mistakes to the best of their ability. Not only were they were able to play long ball with the home runs, but they also stole bases and caused pitchers to balk. The young team continues to search for consistency after beating Duke and taking a game from Wake Forest. They will have some time to rest from traveling, with no games scheduled for the next three days. Up next, the Trojans take on San Diego on Friday at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more

CL:Heavyweight quartet face tough Group D test

first_imgGROUPSGROUP APorto(POR)Dynamo Kyiv(UKR)PSG(FRA)Dinamo Zagreb(CRO)GROUP BArsenal(ENG)Schalke(GER)Olympiacos(GRE)Montpellier(FRA)GROUP CMilan(ITA)Zenit(RUS)Anderlecht(BEL)Málaga(ESP)GROUP DReal Madrid(ESP)Man. City(ENG)Ajax(NED)Dortmund(GER)GROUP EChelsea(ENG)Shakhtar Donetsk(UKR)Juventus(ITA)Nordsjælland(DEN)GROUP FBayern(GER)Valencia(ESP)LOSC(FRA)BATE(BLR) GROUP GBarcelona(ESP)Benfica(POR)Spartak Moskva(RUS)Celtic(SCO)GROUP HMan. United(ENG)Braga(POR)Galatasaray(TUR)CFR Cluj(ROU)last_img

EXCLUSIVE:Hearts to appoint new manager on Tuesday

first_imgReports reaching sportscrusaderonline.com  reveals Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak will appoint a new manager by next Tuesday,November 19.Sources within Hearts of Oak have disclosed that after the Board’s emergency meeting on Thursday evening the club has decided to name a new head coach on Tuesday before the Ghana Premier League competition resumes on 27th November 2013.Former Hearts and Ghana Black Stars defender Joseph Addo looks most likely to get the Hearts nod.He currently leads the race and could meet the Hearts Board on Monday afternoon to finalise discussions.Sportscrusaderonline.com can also confirm that 18 coaches have expressed interest to take up the vacant Hearts post.Hearts sacked Manager David Duncan last Friday due to unwise spending.18 coaches apply for Hearts job18 coaches have expressed interest to take up the coaching job at Accra Hearts of Oak.Sportscrusaderonline.com has gathered that the tall list include Professor Mintah of Dwarfs, former Kotoko player Abdul Razak, former Hearts players Joe Addo and Mohammed Polo, former Hearts Coach Papic, former Hearts Coach Papic, Yussif Abiubakar and Didi Draman. Hearts is expected to name a new manager by close of next Tuesday.Hearts’ board Chairman in close consultation with the Board of directors will meet up with all 18 coaches before the final decision will be made on Tuesday.The club has already commenced separate interviews with the coaches mentioned above.last_img read more

UEFA bans Italian FA president for 6 months for racism

first_imgUEFA has banned Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio for six months following a racist comment during his election campaign.Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected president in August despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy.On Tuesday, UEFA announced its decision, adding that Tavecchio will be unable to attend its next congress in March and will also have to “organize a special event in Italy aimed at increasing awareness … against racism.”Tavecchio, who has a UEFA role as a member of its youth and amateur football committee, will continue as head of the FIGC.The Italian federation’s internal prosecutor dropped his inquiry over the comment but UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Tavecchio last month.last_img read more

Match Iskra-Travnik on 23 February

first_imgFootball players of ”Travnik” will have an exhibition match with FC ”Iskra” on 23 February, Saturday.Because of the snow, the match will not be played on Jaklić Stadium in Bugojno but on Hendek.The match will start at 2 p.m, and it will be the opportunity for Travnik’s coach Beganović to see how his 11 players play before the BiH premier league match which will be held on Grbavica in Sarajevo on 2 March, when FC Travnik plays against FC Željezničar.Beganović said that Lihovac and Simeunović will not play against Željezničar.last_img

Wellington Two-man Shamble Results – July 19-20, 2014

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following are the Wellington Golf Club Two-man shamble results. The golfing event was held July 19-20, 2014 2nd– Phillip Tanner – Aaron Tanner,67 – 72 = 139$225 ea. C Flight 3rd Tie- Bill Butts- Mark Erickson,69 – 71 = 140$58.25 ea. 3rd Tie – Bobby Tanner – Nick Tanner74 – 70 = 144$58.25 ea. 2-man Shamble Results  3rd Tie – Jim Sutton – Tommy Farley 69 – 75 = 144$58.25 ea. 3rd  Tie – Chad Gill – Brian McGreevy66 – 65 = 131$58.25 ea.. 3rd  Tie – David Gaston – Garrett Ledbetter,70 – 70 = 140$58.25 ea. 2nd  Tie– Gus Collins – Randy Hagemann 81 – 73 = 154$100 ea. A Flight 2nd – Mike Sikes – Matt Sikes,66 – 69 =135$225 ea. 3rd Tie – Sean Lunsford – David Carr,72 – 68 = 140$58.25 ea. Championship Flight Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 1st – Chad Renn – Steve Hawks,65 – 69 = 134$300 ea. 1st – Mark Bales – Mark Miller,71 – 63 = 134$300 ea. D Flight 2nd – Kyle Lake – Buddy McDonald, 70 – 73 = 143$225 ea. July 19-20, 2014 3rd – Brad Stocking – Bill Mott,67 – 70 = 137$175 ea. B Flight 2nd Tie – JR Sorrels – Jerry Sorrels75 – 79 = 154$100 ea. 3rd Tie – Richard Orton – Pete Miller72 -  72 = 144$58.25 ea. Follow us on Twitter. 3rd  Tie – Whit Kilgore- Mike Kerns, 64 – 67 = 131$58.25 ea. 1st – Tyler Norris – Doug Norris, 75 – 78 = 153$300 ea. 1st – Charlie Stevens – Johnny Stevens, 63 – 63 =126$300 ea. 2nd Tie – Ben Wilson – Gene Huck 78 – 76 = 154$100 ea. 3rd Tie – Josh Troutman – Tyler Bolin67 – 64 = 131$58.25 ea. 2nd – Brian Peck – Brendon McDonald, 64 – 64 =128$225 ea. 1st – Jeff McGovern – Austin Craig, 69 – 72 = 141$300 ea. 2nd Tie – Jerry Kiser – Curt Thompson79 – 75 = 154$100 ea.last_img read more