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Warnock ‘disappointed’ with QPR’s start

first_imgQPR manager Neil Warnock says he is disappointed with his side’s results during the first half of the season.Ranges are without a win in six matches and are only two places above the relegation zone ahead of a daunting New Year’s Eve clash at Arsenal.Warnock hoped for a better return in the opening months of the club’s first campaign back in the top flight and feels they ought to be comfortably nestled in mid-table.AdChoices广告“I’m disappointed we haven’t got another eight, nine or 10 points if I’m honest,” he admitted.“We’ve been in winning positions and not been able to close games, and there was the West Brom game where we had a perfectly good second goal disallowed.“You look back and think we should have more points. Even the Manchester City game I was disappointed we didn’t get at least one point from.”Warnock has been particularly unhappy with Rangers’ poor defending and his top priority is to sign a quality centre-back during the January transfer window.“We’ve got to make sure we’re strong enough in the second half of the season,” he said.“We need to improve defence-wise. I’ve got to make sure we improve the squad in that area and that’s what my main concern will be.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Greg Robinson defends Syracuse career: ‘I think I can, I knew I could’

first_imgFormer Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson spoke to The Daily Orange in an exclusive interview Monday afternoon. He reflected on his Syracuse career and defended his 10-37 head coaching record over the 2005-08 stretch. The five wins from his first two seasons at the helm have been vacated by the NCAA because of violations.“I loved my time at Syracuse. Absolutely loved it. Hated that it had to end the way it did. Wish we had won more. We had great kids. It was a great situation. Great people. I love the town. I go back all the time to see my grandkids.“If you go back and check out the archives of the players that I left in that program. A whole bunch went into pro football that I recruited … I do know this. I left it in very good shape. I’m not going to say it was better than when I came, or whatever, but I’m just going to tell you that I left in very good shape for years to come. And if people really go back and really do their homework, they’d see that. They’d see Justin Pugh, what’s the quarterback’s name on the Giants? I’m redshirting him and Chandler Jones. And Pugh, I’m the one that was recruiting that guy. He ended up being a first round pick. Mike Williams, you still had in the program. And I could keep going. There was a bunch of them. There was a whole bunch of guys. I feel good about what I did there. I needed to win more games.”When asked about his reputation in Syracuse, which has taken a hit publicly since his tenure as the least successful coach in program history, he defended his perception.“I don’t care. My reputation, let me tell you something. To the people that matter to me, I have a great reputation. First of all, I can tell you this. This I do know. I have an outstanding reputation in the city of Syracuse for the kind of person and the kind of family man that I was with my wife and my kids. In that town, I know we’re highly respected, OK? Highly respected.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I have no regrets. I gave everything I had. It’s just, I ran out of time. That’s the bottom line. I ran out of time. I’ve continued to be successful as a coach and I went to Michigan, I went down to Texas again and had success there. I was successful there at San Jose State, and won that bowl game a couple weeks ago. Our defense played outstanding. I’ve got no regrets.“I get it. I understand the business. I’ve been in it a long time. But there was no lack of respect. I believe that. For people that knew, that knew who I was and knew about me, I don’t even blink, because I know how people felt. I think they wish I would have won more. That’s what I think.”Robinson pointed out that things were getting better toward the end of his tenure. Syracuse beat Notre Dame, 24-23, and then Robinson said Syracuse played a “nip and tuck” game with then-No. 16 Cincinnati, a game SU lost 30-10. Both games occurred after Robinson was fired.“There’s always those things. Coulda, woulda shoulda. I’m not into that. It didn’t work. I wasn’t able to get over that hump. I think we were heading there because and look at the last two games I coached. We beat Notre Dame at Notre Dame and then we had (Brian) Kelly and his team at Cincinnati, we had them on the ropes in that game. And we lost one of our linebackers, who got hurt on a play and left the game. We played Cincinnati, and they won the league that year. We had them on the ropes the last game of the season, the end of the fourth quarter, it was nip and tuck. And then we were getting better. I knew we were getting better. If you go look at my quotes from the summer before, I said that we’re not there yet. We’re not there yet. Our secondary is young. It’s going to take a few weeks to get these guys to grow. But it turned out to be a pretty darn good group of guys and it was for the next group coming in, they had a nice group of guys ready to play. That’s really how it is.”Robinson also addressed his final press conference at Syracuse, where he recited Thomas The Tank Engine and said “I think I can.”“I was just saying that I believe. I believe that I was still climbing that mountain. I was still going. We all grew up as kids hearing that story. And I think I can, I knew I could. Like I said, I ran out of time. I’m not ashamed of that. Not at all.”Robinson stepped away from football last month after serving as the defensive coordinator at San Jose State. He said he’s not retired from football, but doesn’t know what direction his career will go in next. Comments Published on January 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Related Stories Greg Robinson coached Syracuse to 10 wins in 4 seasons to complete worst stretch in Orange historycenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

JSW Steel crude steel output grows 8% in August

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 10 (PTI) JSW Steel today said its crude steel output grew 8.3 per cent to 14.48 lakh tonne (LT) during August 2018.The company’s crude steel production was at 13.37 LT in August 2017, it said in a filing to BSE.Last month, the production of flat rolled products was almost flat at 9.81 LT against 9.79 LT in August 2017, it said.The output of long rolled products increased 9.7 per cent to 3.05 LT over 2.78 LT in the same month last year, it said.JSW Steel is a part of the diversified USD 13 billion JSW Group, which has a presence in steel, energy, infrastructure, cement, ventures and sports.It is a leading integrated steel company with an installed steel-making capacity of 18 million tonne per annum (MTPA) in India.The company’s plant at Vijayanagar in Karnataka is the largest single location steel producing facility in the country with a capacity of 12 MTPA. PTI SID SID ANUANUlast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-term

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-termby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Manchester United beyond the end of the season.The caretaker manager is on-loan from Molde until June.Asked about a permanent role in the Old Trafford dugout, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in. “That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June. “So my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“Of course, results and all that stuff too but I have to make sure I guide them and help them so in a year or two when I sit down and see these players perform again and keep winning trophies, I might feel a part of this.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can. “And if in May you decide someone else will be coming in then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me I’m sure we will agree.” last_img read more

10 months agoLeicester boss Puel: My players deserved this win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel: My players deserved this winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Vardy produced the winner for Leicester City at Everton on Tuesday.Vardy raced away and finished expertly just before the hour mark after a defensive mistake from Michael Keane presented him with some room to run in behind the Everton back line.Afterwards, Foxes boss Claude Puel said: “I think we had a disappointment after the game against Cardiff. “It was important to have the right reaction in this situation. I am happy, of course, about my players and about their work and togetherness today.“They gave their best, it was the same thing against Cardiff. I think against Cardiff, we lacked a little more freshness to have the efficiency and precision in their play – good pass, good touches, good control and good moves, all these things.“It was difficult also for Everton to find a solution against us because we defended very well, deep, with togetherness and quality.“After, I think it was difficult after our recovery to have good moves and it was important in the second half to try and use some good opportunities when we recovered the ball.“We tried to score. With the ball recovery and a good assist from Ricky (Ricardo Pereira), he gave a good ball with good timing and space for Jamie [Vardy]. We know the quality of Jamie in this situation.” last_img read more

BJP seems to be schizophrenic Akhilesh Yadav on PMs blog

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Saturday termed the BJP “schizophrenic” and alleged that the party tries to co-opt icons like Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia but follows people who these leaders disagreed with. The remarks by the SP chief came in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s blog in which he dubbed the efforts of regional parties to form a grand alliance with the Congress as “reprehensible”, saying socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia would be “horrified” as most of these parties claim to be his followers. Accusing the BJP of practising double standards, Yadav wrote on Twitter, “I wonder which principles are being spoken of. The BJP seems to be schizophrenic.” “On the one hand they try to co-opt Gandhi Ji, Bhagat Singh, Sardar Patel, Dr Ambedkar and Dr Lohia and on the other hand they follow people who these leaders opposed and disagreed with.”last_img read more

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row Report

first_imgSydney: Australia continued a string of “hottest ever” months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the country had experienced the warmest March on record, with mean maximum and minimum temperatures above average for nearly all of the vast continent nation. BOM said the national mean temperature was 2.13 degrees centigrade (3.83 degrees Fahrenheit) above the long-term average for the month of March. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt was the fourth month in a row of record heat in the country, and January was Australia’s hottest month ever, with mean temperatures across the continent exceeding 30 degrees Celsius for the first time. There was some relief for regions suffering from prolonged drought, however, as two tropical cyclones that struck northern and western Australia in March bought badly needed rains. “Unfortunately, the rain needed to reduce significant rainfall deficiencies in drought-affected areas is substantial and will require above average rainfall over a prolonged period to completely remove deficits at longer timescales,” BOM said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMeteorologists say weather patterns over the Indian and Pacific oceans have contributed to the higher temperatures, but that long-term climate change trends were also involved. The problem of climate change has emerged as a key issue in national elections due to be held by mid-May. The conservative coalition government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been reluctant to back steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions blamed for contributing to global warming for fear this would hurt the country’s huge coal industry and undermine economic growth.last_img read more

Lenders discussing ways to revive Jet Airways fund infusion likely soon

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders to Jet Airways are talking about ways to restore the crisis-hit carrier and new funds are likely to be infused shortly, officials said on Tuesday.Amid acute financial crunch crippling its operations, Jet Airways management is awaiting clarity on receiving new funds after which a decision would be taken on continuing operations. “Discussions for reviving the airline are underway, and nothing has been finalised as of now,” Punjab National Bank Managing Director and CEO Sunil Mehta told reporters here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsRepresentatives of various lenders to Jet Airways are also understood to have discussed issues related to Jet Airways with Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar. Jet Airways has a debt burden of more than Rs 8,000 crore. SBI Capital Markets has the mandate for Jet Airways sale on behalf of the SBI-led consortium of the domestic lenders to the debt-ridden private carrier. A senior government official said that funding for Jet Airways from lenders is likely to come through. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe board of the full-service carrier, which is currently operating less than ten aircraft, met in Mumbai on Tuesday. On Monday, lenders did not take a final decision on providing emergency funds to the cash-strapped carrier. Another government official said that approaching the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for Jet Airways is not an option at this stage. “Right now, the lenders are trying to resolve the issue by seeking bidders for investment. This is not the time for lenders to approach NCLT for resolution,” the official said. Creditors can take a defaulting company to the NCLT for seeking approval for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Earlier in the day, sources said Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has decided not to bid for acquiring a stake in the cash-strapped airline.last_img read more

Mourinho picks his manager of the year

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has nominated his compatriot Carlos Carvalhal as the candidate who should win the Manager of the Year awardThe Swansea manager has turned things around since replacing the fired Paul Clement back in December and has guided the South Wales side from the bottom of the Premier League table to 15th place with five wins in 11 matches.The Portuguese coach has overseen victories against the likes of both Liverpool and Arsenal and Mourinho is full of praise for his achievements this season.“This guy [Carvalhal] is going to keep Swansea in the Premier League,” said Mourinho, according to Yahoo.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He is the manager of the season, because they were dead and he is going to save them.”One thing that has particularly impressed Mourinho about the Swansea coach this season is his brave approach to making substitutions at half-time with his side 2-0 down.“He changed the players. Not many coaches would do that at half-time. He did it and improved his team.” added Mourinho.last_img read more

Henry warns Arsenal Bring your AGame and your guts

first_imgArsenal legend Thierry Henry has warned the Gunners that they must bring their “A-game” and their “guts” to Spain for the second leg of their semi-final clash in the Europa League against Atletico MadridArsene Wenger’s side failed to capitalise on a 10-man Atletico team and were frustratingly held to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in last week’s first leg.Despite having rested several key players for Sunday’s Premier League match against Manchester United, the Gunners looked to be on the verge of securing they’re first away point of the season until Marouane Fellaini’s late header secured the three point’s in a 2-1 win for Jose Mourinho’s men.The result confirmed that Arsenal would finish outside the top four in the Premier League for a second consecutive season and winning the Europa League is now their only opportunity to qualify for Champions League football next season.However, to progress to the final in Lyon, the North London side will have to score two goals against an Atletico side who have not conceded at home for 13 matches.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“You almost have to play that perfect game [to win],” Henry told Sky Sports (via TheSportReview).“Atletico Madrid didn’t concede a goal at their place in 13 home games, so it’s not going to be easy. And you need to score also.“You can be encouraged by what you saw against Man United but those guys, are they going to play? It’s not going to be an easy one.“Things can happen but you need to bring your A-Game and your guts – because if not, you’re not going to go through.”last_img read more