Insurer Facing US$568K Damages “Liquidated”

first_img-Lawyer ClaimsLawyers representing International Insurance Company of Liberia (IICL) on trial for refusing to pay the medical bills of a motor accident victim Sylvester Fallah has told the Civil Law Court that the corporation was undergoing liquidation by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).IICL’s lawyer, Atty. Eduardo Blamo Nyantee, said at Thursday’s hearing that “the CBL is in possession of the insurance company’s assets and as such it will be prudent enough to have the bank notified of the proceedings to form the basis for the payment.”Nyantee shifted the insurance company’s inability to make the payment on the court’s action to grant the CBL authority to have access to the corporation’s properties, including money, which he said makes it impossible to pay for any damages.Fallah is seeking US$568,620 and L$8,250 damages for the accident, in which he lost his left eye.A white DAF truck involved in the accident is owned by David Williams, who has been insured by IICL under a third party scheme and the insurance company by law was responsible to settle any claims resulted from the accident.Nyantee said the documents for the case were still in the possession of the company’s manager Foday Sessay, whose business was suspended by the Central Bank.“I need more time to get in contact with Mr. Sessay who has been ousted, to have him turn over the documents to enable me to proceed with the matter, “Nyantee pleaded.In a counter argument, the Heritage Partners and Associates, representing Fallah, expressed disappointment about Nyantee’s action.“The insurance company failed to furnish documentary evidence to the court to support their claim that they were undergoing liquidation by the CBL,” Fallah’s legal team said.The law firm said since Nyantee claimed that his client’s liquidation process was still ongoing, “what will happen to our client who has lost his left eye and how will his damages will be settled?”Therefore, Fallah’s legal team said, “Their request that his client is undergoing liquidation is not sufficient under the law and, as such, it is intended to delay the case.“It is unjust because the insurance company’s reckless behavior to the victim has continued over the years and the victim suffers from the wound, and therefore the request must be denied,” the firm noted.However, the court accepted Nyantee’s request and subsequently suspended the case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Up to date storm numbers, records broken

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – What a difference a month makes.At this time last month the Peace River Regional District was dealing with wildfire evacuations north of Fort St. John, but now it’s dealing with widespread flooding south of the city, as the result of a rainstorm reminiscent of the one five years ago.The local airport weather station confirms that not only were the June 15th rainfall and precipitation records broken yesterday, they were nearly doubled.- Advertisement -It has posted 49.6 mm as the Wednesday total, burying the previous 1996 record for the day of 25.8.That also pushed the total for the first half of the month, to 76.8 mm, and well past the June norm of 65.6, but what happened in this area pales, by comparison to what occurred in the South Peace, especially in Chetwynd, where Mayor Merlin Nichols has declared a state of local emergency.Environment Canada says by yesterday morning, Chetwynd had received 43.8mm, and then got another 50.8 during the day, before posting another 35 last night, putting the storm-to-date total at 129.6 mm.Advertisement In Dawson Creek, the Wednesday post was 89.8 mm, and across the South Peace, unlike what has occurred in this area where it has been lifted the rainfall warning is still in effect this morning. Dawson Creek is at a total of 105.6 mm this morning and some homes have been evacuated.The Environment Canada estimate for Dawson Creek and Chetwynd today is 10 to 20 mm, with more wet snow over higher terrain in the Pine Pass, but the local estimate for today is only 5 to 10 mm, and not even close to the 1954 June 16th record, of 55.6 mm.On the Alberta side of the border, the rainfall warning is also still in place for Grande Prairie, which posted 64.6 mm yesterday, but further north in Peace River, the storm barely made its presence felt with a total of only 19.2 mmBack in Northeast BC, Fort Nelson escaped with 23.8 mm yesterday, but it is also under a rainfall warning this morning, and today’s forecast mirrors the one in South Peace, calling for 10 to 20 mm, with snow over higher terrain.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Son rises as Spurs cruise, Swansea boost survival bid

first_imgSon struck again in the 54th minute, timing his run perfectly to meet Harry Kane’s cross with a bullet header past Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.Tottenham’s third successive league win lifted them five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish.It was the perfect warm-up for Tottenham’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Juventus on Wednesday, with the tie delicately poised at 2-2.Mauricio Pochettino’s side are up to third place, but Liverpool can reclaim that position if they avoid defeat against Newcastle at Anfield later on Saturday.“I hope I can score many more goals for Tottenham. The manager has to choose 11 players. I try my best and try to be ready at all times,” Son said.“The pass from Harry Kane was very good for me, it made it easy to score. We feel comfortable at Wembley, we know how we play here.”At the Liberty Stadium, Swansea climbed out of the relegation zone and pushed West Ham deeper into trouble.South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng drove a 20-yarder past West Ham goalkeeper Adrian in the eighth minute for only his second goal of the season.West Ham defender Winston Reid was given oxygen before being stretchered off after a nasty looking fall.Carlos Carvalhal’s team took advantage to double their lead in the 32nd minute as Mike van der Hoorn was left unmarked to head home from close range.Former Leicester midfielder Andy King notched a 48th-minute tap-in for his first Swansea goal.Jordan Ayew slammed in a 63rd-minute penalty, awarded for a foul on his brother Andre Ayew, as Swansea moved three points clear of the bottom three.Michail Antonio got one back for West Ham in the 79th minute, but the visitors’ third defeat in their last four games leaves them three points above the relegation zone.“We have had some important victories since I arrived but this was the best performance,” Carvalhal said.“We made West Ham dance to our music and it was rock and roll.”– Mahrez saves Leicester –Right on time: Leicester City manager Claude Puel reacts as Riyad Mahrez grabs the late equaliser © AFP / Roland HARRISONTroy Deeney pushed West Bromwich Albion closer to relegation as the Watford striker’s late goal sealed a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.Deeney slotted home from a Will Hughes pass in the 77th minute to leave bottom-of-the-table West Brom nursing a fifth consecutive defeat that leaves them eight points from safety.Southampton, sitting one point above the relegation zone, have only one win in their last 16 games after being held to a drab 0-0 draw by second-bottom Stoke at St Mary’s.Riyad Mahrez rescued Leicester with a last-gasp equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Bournemouth.The Foxes fell behind in the 35th minute at the King Power Stadium when Marc Albrighton conceded a penalty with a foul on Josh King, who picked himself up to convert the spot-kick.But Algeria winger Mahrez curled in a superb free-kick seven minutes into stoppage-time.Burnley ended an 11-match winless run in the Premier League as Chris Wood’s late header sealed a 2-1 victory over Everton.New Zealand striker Wood came on as a second-half substitute to bag his first goal since November with just 10 minutes remaining at Turf Moor.Everton had taken a 20th-minute lead when Turkey striker Cenk Tosun headed his first goal in his fifth appearance since his January move from Besiktas.But Burnley forward Ashley Barnes equalised in the 56th minute and Wood, making his first appearance after a long injury lay-off, won it from close range in the 80th minute.Everton defender Ashley Williams was sent off in the 86th minute after swinging his arm into Barnes’ face.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thanks mate: Son Heung-Min celebrates with Harry Kane © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 3 – Tottenham cemented their place in the Premier League’s top four as Son Heung-Min inspired a 2-0 win over Huddersfield, while Swansea improved their survival prospects with a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham on Saturday.Son put Tottenham ahead in the 27th minute at Wembley with his 14th goal of the season as Dele Alli’s pass sliced open the Huddersfield defence and the South Korea forward raced clear to finish emphatically.last_img read more

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Football’s laws body approves VAR for World Cup

first_img“We came to the conclusion that VAR is good for football”, Infantino told reporters shortly after IFAB announced the decision.He added that the final decision to use the technology at the World Cup in Russia will be made when the FIFA Council — world football’s top decision-making body — meets in Colombia on March 15 and 16.“We will hope and encourage the council to take a favourable decision,” Infantino said, voicing confidence that VAR will secure final approval.IFAB said in a press release that the decision “represents a new era for football with video assistance for referees helping to increase fairness in the game”.Separately, the IFAB meeting also approved a fourth substitute in the case of extra time.VAR can only be used when there is doubt surrounding any of four key game-changing situations: goals, penalty decisions, straight red cards or mistaken identity of a sanctioned player.It has already been implemented in top European leagues including the German Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.Spain’s La Liga on Friday began training officials ahead of the technology’s expected introduction next season.– ‘Almost perfect’? –But opinion is still divided.Players and managers have complained of referees being too eager to defer to technology, while fans in stadiums have been left in the dark as to why decisions are being made.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said this week that European football’s governing body would not introduce VAR in next season’s Champions League due to ongoing “confusion” surrounding its use.Infantino conceded that he too was once a sceptic.“I was pretty much against it a couple of years ago and I changed my mind because I studied it,” he said.He pointed to IFAB research from 1,000 matches showing that referee accuracy without VAR — which stood at 93 percent — rose to 99 percent with video assistance.With VAR, referee decision-making was “almost perfect”, Infantino said.Others have voiced concern about video assistance slowing down the game, possibly breaking a team’s momentum or diminishing fan experience by forcing people to abruptly halt a celebration while a goal is reviewed.Infantino said that rather than ruining celebrations, VAR will create “an additional moment of tension”.The Football Association’s chief executive Martin Glenn, seated next to Infantino, conceded that improvements were needed.That includes better communication with fans while reviews were ongoing and a better definition of what constitutes a “clear and obvious error” that justifies a VAR review, Glenn said.Asked about reported hostility towards video review with the Premier League, Glenn said he believed English clubs understood the benefits of VAR “conceptually” and that its implementation was likely only a matter of time.– ‘Ready for Russia?’ –Some sceptics also have reservations about introducing such a significant change at the June 14 to July 15 World Cup, before all the kinks have been resolved at lower-profile competition.“I can guarantee the referees that will be at the World Cup will be ready”, Infantino pledged.Pierluigi Collina, the chairman of FIFA’s referee committee, noted that the governing body had been preparing for more than a year to use VAR at the 2018 World Cup even though the decision has not been made.“FIFA is not going to start tomorrow”, he told reporters. “We already started in December 2016”.For Infantino, the overriding objective was to ensure that referees are able to make the right calls, especially in an era when many fans have access to a full range of replays on their smartphones.“At the end of the day what is… important for us is that we can help the referee to take the right decision”, he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The German Bundesliga has built a control centre in Cologne where officials can review video from games © dpa/AFP/File / Rolf VennenberndZURICH, Switzerland, Mar 2 – Football’s lawmakers on Saturday approved video assistant referee technology (VAR) for this summer’s World Cup, in one of the biggest changes to the sport in years.The International Football Association Board (IFAB), meeting in Zurich, rubber-stamped a move already backed by FIFA’s top brass, including president Gianni Infantino.last_img read more

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Ronaldo off the mark as Juventus maintain 100% record

first_img0Shares0000Double delight: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus in a 2-1 over Sassuolo in Turin © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Sep 17 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goals for Juventus on Sunday, with a second-half double that ensured a 2-1 win over Sassuolo to make it four victories from as many Serie A games.But there was controversy in Turin as Juventus winger Douglas Costa was sent off late on after being caught on camera spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, who arrived amid great pomp and ceremony following a 100-million-euro ($117 million) deal from Real Madrid, tapped in from barely a yard out after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes.The 33-year-old added a second 15 minutes later following a counter-attack orchestrated by Emre Can as the defending seven-time Italian champions moved three points clear of Napoli.“I’m happy. I worked hard and I knew that the goals would come,” said Ronaldo.“I thank my teammates who really helped me and allowed me to adapt to Italian football.”Ronaldo — Real Madrid’s record all-time goalscorer — showed his frustration, however, kicking the post as he missed two more chances.“This is football. The important thing is that the team wins. I was a little tense with all the talk after my move from Real Madrid and not scoring, so there were a lot of expectations, but I thank my teammates for supporting me throughout.”Senegalese striker Khouma Babacar headed in a consolation goal for Sassuolo in injury-time as the side from Modena fell to their first defeat of the season.Costa later apologised for his late red card for elbowing and spitting at Di Francesco — the 24-year-old son of Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco.“Over the top reaction” – Brazilian Douglas Costa apologises for spitting at Federico Di Francesco. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLO“I would like to apologise to all the Juventus fans for my wrong reaction during today’s game,” wrote Costa on Instagram.“I also apologise to my teammates, who are always by my side, in good and bad times. It was ugly, I am aware of that and I apologise to everyone for that.“I want to make clear that this isolated conduct has nothing to do with what I’ve shown throughout my career.”Juventus are the only unbeaten side after Napoli inflicted a first loss on Fiorentina on Saturday with a 1-0 win ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade.Sassuolo are third with seven points.Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for a first Champions League title since 1996 at Valencia on Wednesday.“The Champions League is my favourite tournament,” said Ronaldo, who scored 15 goals in the tournament last season. “It’s a very difficult group, we know that we can do well and Juve must focus on being the best.”– Roma, Milan held –Roma’s confidence was dented ahead of their daunting midweek trip to Champions League holders Real Madrid, as bottom club Chievo came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.Stephan El Shaarawy and Bryan Cristante put Roma, who lost to AC Milan before the international break, firmly in command at half-time.But Chievo, beaten 6-1 by Fiorentina last time out and on minus points after being deducted three points by the Italian football federation for false accounting, battled back in the second half.Valter Birsa pulled a goal back in the 52nd minute, with Polish striker Mariusz Stepinski sealing a point for the club from Verona seven minutes from time.“This was a game we had under control, we should have killed it off. This can’t happen against Real,” said Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco.Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal for AC Milan to rescue a point in Cagliari. © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOThe Roma coach added: “We’ll be going out to challenge Real Madrid on Wednesday. We mustn’t lose our heads, even if these results destabilise us.”Roma are ninth with five points from four games — already seven points adrift of Juventus — and also behind city rivals Lazio who won at Empoli with Marco Parolo scoring the only goal.On-loan Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal for AC Milan on 55 minutes to snatch a 1-1 draw at Cagliari, after Joao Pedro had opened the scoring for the hosts in just the fourth minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Day laborers race across nation to raise awareness

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Locally, about 125 protesters – both opponents and proponents – rallied outside a day labor center next to a new Home Depot in Burbank in January. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is sponsoring the run to call for immigration reform and recognize that about 12 million undocumented immigrants are in the United States, according to the agency. Along the way, the runners hope day-laborer supporters will participate. Runners will stop at work sites, talk to community members and hold marches and ceremonies. “The slogan of this is running for dignity and running for peace,” said Antonio Bernabe of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. “The experience of running in a marathon brings us together. We will be from different cultures, running as equals, going in the same direction. The challenge is huge, but the message we are sending is huge. We want unity and understanding.” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 Day laborers from North Hollywood will join those from across the nation today for a two-month race from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic to bring awareness to migrant rights. Twelve core runners expect thousands to join them along the way. The 3,000-mile run begins in Santa Monica and winds through Los Angeles with a stop at the Federal Building for a rally, before continuing on through Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C, and ending in New York City. “It’s not only a run, it’s a protest against injustice, against labor exploitation,” said Oscar Paredes, a labor organizer from New York City, who is one of the core runners. “It’s about the hate out there from the paramilitary groups and the Minutemen along the border. We want to tell them, you have to stop the hate.” Day laborers, mostly Hispanic men without legal citizenship documents, have been at the center of immigration debates. The Senate Judiciary Committee began crafting an immigration bill this week to tighten U.S. borders, while President George W. Bush’s proposed temporary-guest-worker program has been met with less than enthusiasm. susan.abram@dailynews.com 160Want 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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DD HEALTH: HYDRATE TO FEEL GREAT

first_imgDD HEALTH: The average Irish adult is only consuming half of their recommended eight glasses of water a day, according to the findings of a new survey.The findings, compiled by REDC, reveal that  4 out of 5 (a staggering 86%) of Irish people are not drinking enough water.The findings also show that there is a lack of understanding; over half of the population believe they are consuming the correct amount of water, when in fact they are not. Hydration is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and Centra is encouraging the nation to drink more water as part of their ‘Get Summer Ready’ campaign.This initiative builds on Centra’s Live Well programme which commits to shaking up the convenience sector by encouraging healthy choices when on the go.The REDC research also reveals that the older generation are by far the worst offenders with those over 65 years drinking just 3.5 glasses of water a day.The younger generation of Irish society are more conscientious, with those aged between 18 and 24 drinking over 5 glasses of water daily. Over half (56%) of respondents said they tend to forget to drink water during the day and almost a third (31%) said they find water too bland.Centra is motivating customers to drink more water by reducing shelf space for fizzy drinks in store and promoting healthier alternatives instead.The results are impressive; within 6 months Centra reduced the calorie intake of its customers by 60 million – the equivalent of 3.75 million spoons of sugar.Centra is making a conscious effort to make hydration affordable by ensuring there is always water on promotion in their stores.To promote healthy hydration, Centra’s consultant dietician Sarah Keogh has developed top ten tips to stay hydrated. Step by step – Get into the habit of adding one extra glass of water to your routine every day. Once you are used to this, you can add another one and gradually get used to the full 8 glasses over a few weeks.Pace yourself – Try not to gulp down a pint in one minute and then not drink again for hours. Try to sip some water throughout the day, every 20 minutes if you can.Try water before breakfast – Did you know you can lose a litre of water from your body as you sleep? Keep a glass of water or water bottle on the nightstand next to your bed and drink it as soon as you get up. Beginning your day with water rehydrates you after the night and helps your body begin the day better hydrated.Love that lemonade – If you find water bland, spice it up by adding a squirt of lemon or lime juice to each glass. You can also add cucumber, thyme and mint leaves.Keep it close – When water is close to hand in your bag, nappy bag, or front seat, you’re likely to drink more of it and it is a simple habit that will help improve your hydration.Enjoy herbal teas – There are lots of different types of herbal teas out there and it is worth finding one you like. Try adding fresh mint leaves or a cube of fresh ginger to hot water for a tasty, warming way to stay hydrated.Choose water based foods – If you find it hard to keep hydrated fruit and vegetables are a great source of fluids. Try lettuce, tomatoes, melon, cucumber, watermelon and oranges.Save your drinks to the end of your meal – Although lots of water is important for hydration is it a good idea to eat first and wait until you are half way through or even at the end of your meal before you take a drink.  Chewing food is an important part of digestion and using water to get food to go down may mean you miss this step!Fluid companion – Get in the habit of taking along a bottle of water when you ride your bike, drive in the car, and especially when you go on outings with active, thirsty toddlers.Preparation – Make sure you are well hydrated when exercising or out in the heat. If you’re working up a sweat, you will need to increase your fluid intake.DD HEALTH: HYDRATE TO FEEL GREAT was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Centra’s Live Welldonegal daily healthhydration‘Get Summer Ready’last_img read more

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ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgGAA Results – County DonegalBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Dec-2012 Gaoth Dobhair 4 – 9 1 – 8 Glenswilly O Donnell Park Relegation Play Off/E.T/Line: P McGonigle/P McKeeverCentra Supermarkets U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Dec-2012 Naomh Conaill 1 – 11 0 – 4 Cloughaneely O Donnell Park Semi Final/E.T/Line: P McGonigle/P McKeeverCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Dec-2012 Buncrana 0 – 20 0 – 9 Termon Buncrana ScarveyCounty Minor Championship Division 1 FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Dec-2012 Kilcar 2 – 11 2 – 4 St Eunans McCumhaills Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Ryan Walsh & Liam McConigleyCounty U14s Division 2 League FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Dec-2012 Bundoran 0 – 4 1 – 7 Gweedore McCumhaills Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Gerard McHugh & Ciara Foy ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: December 2nd, 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)Tags:donegalGAA RESULTSlast_img read more

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Manchester United vs Tottenham: Is this how the Red Devils will line up?

first_img Valencia wore the armband last season 3 Mourinho gave out tactical advice to no avail against Brighton 3 Manchester United are looking to recover from last week’s humiliation at Brighton with a win against Tottenham.The Premier League clash is set to take place at Old Trafford on Monday night, with kick-off set for 8pm. Spurs have won their two opening fixtures with a 2-1 triumph at Newcastle followed by a 3-1 win against Fulham.Manchester United started with a 2-1 victory over Leicester, before crashing to a 3-2 loss at Brighton.Jose Mourinho’s men put in a hapless performance at the Amex Stadium with defensive frailties exposed for all to see.Here is how we expect ‘The Special One’ to set out his team against Tottenham: Following his poor display last Sunday, Eric Bailly is likely to be replaced by Chris Smalling who could either start alongside Phil Jones or Victor Lindelof in central defence.Multiple missing figures are also in contention to return for Man United and so are expected to start if fit.At right-back, Antonio Valencia should be back in the XI after Ashley Young filled in against Brighton. 3 Diego Dalot could also be available after training with the side for the first time this week.In midfield, Nemanja Matic is set to make his first appearance of the season and will likely take Andreas Pereira’s place in the side.Alexis Sanchez is also back in training and will likely start again after missing the Brighton match through injury.You can view the predicted Tottenham XI here.last_img read more

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‘Mourinho has tried everything to help Pogba’ – Damning verdict on United star

first_img“[If he leaves] the club would not be losing a player at their height, they would be losing a player who for Manchester United had been bang average at best.“If you take Pogba out of the team right now, it doesn’t make a lot of difference. This Paul Pogba is not doing it for Manchester United.“Pogba doesn’t want to buy into what Mourinho is trying to do at Old Trafford, he has to move him on and Jose has to get someone in who is hungry and will buy into his ideas.“He must have looked misty eyed across to Frank Lampard last night – a player who simply did it for him, didn’t cause any problems, produced and together they were a trophy machine.”Listen back to Neil Custis’ Man United verdict on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above! “Sir Alex Ferguson got rid of David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy and nobody questioned him at the time, there was no attempt at mediation from somebody above, there was no questioning his authority, and Manchester United continued to be successful because the manager had the power.“For me, there’s not a manager out there now who could do this job better then Jose Mourinho, so he has to be given support.”Custis also added that he feels Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship has ‘always threatened to blow up’ and that it’s time the midfielder to leave after a ‘bang average’ career at Old Trafford.“They’ve had a number of meetings and basically agreed to disagree, put their personal feelings behind them and work together for the good of Manchester United,” he said.“That seemed to work for two or three games, but there’s always been a simmering tension there that has always threatened to blow up. 3 Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba’s relationship at Manchester United has reached breaking point and the time has come for the midfielder to leave Old Trafford.That’s the opinion of The Sun’s Manchester football writer Neil Custis, who has offered his verdict on the ‘simmering tension’ currently at the club.United’s roller-coaster start to the new season took another nosedive on Tuesday as they were dumped out of the EFL Cup by Derby County – Mourinho suffering defeat to his former Chelsea favourite Frank Lampard.And the manager invited more focus on the club and on his much talked about relationship with Pogba when he revealed after the game – which the midfielder missed – that he will never captain the United team again. Paul Pogba has hinted at tensions between him and Jose Mourinho Custis says Pogba would already be out of the door if Sir Alex Ferguson was still manager center_img Many have interpreted it as an indication Pogba could be on his way out of Old Trafford, despite Mourinho insisting there is no problem between him and the World Cup winner.But Custis does not buy it, saying Mourinho has finally lost his rag having ‘tried everything’ to help Pogba only to have it thrown back in his face.“Jose’s frustration with the player has finally come to the boil,” the journalist told Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s tried everything with Pogba – he’s tried encouraging him, he’s tried tough love, he’s given him the armband to give him responsibility and his thanks for that was being publicly humiliated over his tactics.“Pogba also did it after the first game when he said, ‘there are things I could say which I could get find for’.“I’m not criticising Pogba for speaking out because too few players do that, but you can’t say these things and not expect a response from the manager, because once you get in a position where a star player has the power, the manager is doomed. 3 Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy at Man United 3last_img read more

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