Reports: Man United ready to spend £100m before close of transfer window

first_img Reports: Manchester United ready to spend £100m before close of transfer window Manchester United have a £100m war chest to spend during the final days of the summer transfer window, according to reports.The Red Devils secured their return to the Champions League on Wednesday night with an emphatic 7-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge and boss Louis van Gaal has set his sights on strengthening the squad further.United missed out on Barca star Pedro and Nicolas Otamendi, who joined Chelsea and neighbours Manchester City respectively, but are still in the race to prise Neymar away from Barcelona.And now, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Van Gaal will try to use every penny of his remaining budget to ensure United are ready to challenge on all fronts this season.Having already lavished funds on Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian, sources close to the Dutchman have revealed he is ready to bring in another big name to Old Trafford. 1last_img read more

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first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint in the area of Whittier Boulevard and Mills Avenue from 7 p.m. Friday to 3a.m. Saturday. The checkpoint and other enforcement efforts are part of the Whittier Police Department’s grant project for “Selective Traffic Enforcement Program.” This program is paid for through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Officers will also be checking for unlicensed motorists or those who are driving with a suspended drivers license. Anyone found driving with an invalid license may have their vehicle impounded for 30 days and be issued a citation. Admission and parking is free of charge. The carnival will feature music, food, games, rides and beverages. For information or pre-sale tickets, call (562) 921-2914. Church to hold rummage sale WHITTIER – The Salem Lutheran Church, 6442 S. Glenngarry Ave., is hosting a fall bazaar and rummage sale from 8a.m. to noon Saturday. Items to be sold include dolls and jewelry. There will also be a bake sale, cake walk, door prizes, snacks and lunch. Information: (562) 692-8649. Vendors sought for holiday event NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center is seeking vendors for it Holiday Boutique, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Those who have handmade crochet, knit or wood crafts and are interested in selling should become a registered vendor. Interested parties ages 50 older can register now for $10 a table. Those ages 18-49 can register at $20 a table beginning Oct.15. All vendors must register with the State Board of Equalization for a minimum of a one-day sellers permit. The city will provide information. No commercial items will be allowed for sale. The boutique will be open to the public and is free. Information: (562) 929-5580. Santa Fe Springs concerts continue SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s concert series, Stargaze, continues with the Oct. 12 double bill of War and the O’Jays. Gates open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show at Town Center Plaza, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. Tickets are available for the outdoor amphitheater at the Town Center Box Office. Tickets are $35 for residents and industrial residents and $40 for non-residents. Information: (562) 863-4896. Time to register for roller hockey SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city is now conducting walk-in registration for its youth roller hockey league though 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The program for girls and boys ages 6 through 16 will play at Center Court, 10340 Orr and Day Road, for 12 weeks beginning Oct. 22. Verification of age and residency is required at time of registration. The fee is $75 for residents and $85 for non-residents. The cost includes jerseys, awards, pictures and player insurance. Games will be played Saturdays. The athletes will be placed in divisions based on age. Information: (562) 929-6341. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityFor information, call Sgt. Dan Lowe at (562) 945-8256. Carnival slated in La Mirada LA MIRADA – St. Paul of the Cross will hold its annual Family Fiesta Carnival this weekend at its facility, 14020 Foster Road, to benefit the church’s school, programs and services. The carnival takes place from 5 t0 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11p.m. Saturday and noon to 9p.m. Sunday. last_img read more

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Animal Cruelty Task Force raids Northridge home for cats

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.For several years, neighbors had complained of fetid odors wafting from the small stucco house in the 18700 block of Napa Street. The Department of Animal Services had worked with the homeowner to winnow his number of cats, to no avail. This week, several cats from his fenced-in yard tested positive for panieukopenia – feline distemper – a contagious cat virus that could spread through the entire neighborhood. Armed with a search warrant, the task force arrested Ron Mason before 6 a.m. Thursday as he walked out to feed the cats. If convicted of felony animal neglect, he could serve up to three years in state prison. As part of his probation, he could be banned from owning pets. NORTHRIDGE – Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Potts crawled under a house Thursday through the refuse of 70 sick cats. During a pre-dawn raid, her Animal Cruelty Task Force had arrested an ex-Marine cat collector suspected of felony animal neglect. Now came the filthy task of catching dozens of potentially diseased felines. Cats under the house. Kittens cowering in mounds of debris. Felines skittering through the yard. “Here’s one. Here’s two right here. One’s going over the fence,” said Potts, one of a dozen task-force cops and animal control officers in hot pursuit. “Heeere kitty.” Mason, an affable tile setter with a silver goatee and mohawk, expressed indignation and relief. After his two Doberman pinschers died, he said he started feeding a neighborhood cat. Before long, it had multiplied to 70 – and a fortune in veterinary bills. They’d destroyed his antique Model A Ford, he said, and filled his cluttered yard with kittens. “Ron, you can’t save the world,” Mason, 59, who has lived at his home since 1977, said his vet told him. “This is what happens when you rescue one kitten and they start breeding and no one else takes any responsibility. They come to my house and I’m taken away to jail.” Animal hoarders who it once took years to either help or prosecute are now being addressed by the task force as health threats to themselves and neighbors. This year, the task force treated four animal hoarders, including a woman in her 80s overwhelmed by 100 pet rats, a Canoga Park woman with 60 cats and a Reseda woman with more than 104 exotic animals and one very large goose. “This, unfortunately, is extremely common, good intentions gone awry,” said Animal Services Lt. Troy Boswell. “Cats, they just can’t stop feeding them. It just balloons overnight. “It just gets out of control.” Armed with gloves, nooses and nets, police and animal control officers scrambled in and outside the house to rescue Mason’s cats. Before the day was done, officers reported rounding up 50 cats for medical care and quarantine at the East and West Valley animal shelters, where they will be released for future foster care adoption. Police Detective Linda Ortega helped free an angry orange tabby caught in some debris. “Poor thing: It’s just a real sick-sounding kitty. If you don’t laugh, you’re gonna cry.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want 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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Hawthorne rapist sentenced to 109 years, 2 life terms

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Myrick and two accomplices also tied up the woman’s boyfriend and beat him after coming into their home in the 13600 block of Yukon Avenue. While her boyfriend lay bound and blindfolded on the floor, she was led around with a shirt on her head and was raped twice. Before she spoke in court, she sat with her mother, dabbing at her eyes with a tissue as her legs bounced nervously. The woman, whose identity is being withheld, stood at the podium and with her voice occasionally cracking told Myrick how he changed her life and made her forever afraid. She said she impulsively checks the locks on her doors and can fall asleep only with a television on – fearing the darkness. By Denise Nix Staff Writer After the woman he raped called him “scum” and an “animal,” Steven Myrick was sentenced Monday to 109 years and two life terms in prison for the violent home-invasion burglary in her Hawthorne apartment. The 41-year-old former gang leader turned activist was linked to the June 18, 2000, crime through DNA. “Someone I don’t even know was able to change the course of my life forever,” she said, before calling Myrick a slew of names. “Nothing that this court will do to you today will ever compare with what you did,” she added. Deputy District Attorney Jodi Link asked Torrance Superior Court Judge Eric Taylor to show no mercy to Myrick, who never showed any mercy to his victims. Myrick, who has appealed, did not show any reaction to the maximum prison term handed down by the judge. His mother, however, sobbed loudly. Myrick’s attorney, James Cooper, asked the judge to disregard some of his client’s prior criminal record to spare him some prison time. Cooper noted that Myrick had received accolades from former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and Councilwoman Janice Hahn for his efforts to bring peace between rival gangs in Watts. Link, however, said it was Myrick’s illegal behavior at a December 2004 peace rally – mooning police officers – that led to an indecent exposure conviction and inclusion of his DNA in the state’s law enforcement database. Although two men were arrested on suspicion of the burglary, they were not charged with the rape because their DNA did not match evidence collected from the woman. During Myrick’s trial that ended with his conviction Oct. 2, the victim’s boyfriend, D’Jana Matthews, testified about a confrontation with three men in the couple’s apartment. Matthews knew one of the men, Jerome Blackburn, who was a friend of a neighbor. Blackburn was present when the neighbor had asked Matthews to hold some gambling winnings but wasn’t aware that Blackburn had already returned the money. Blackburn, Myrick and another man, Kenneth Dobson, demanded money. Myrick pointed a gun at Matthews’ head and hit him with it. The three then tied Matthews up with a phone cord and piled clothes and speakers on top of him in the bedroom. They ransacked the home and raped Matthews’ girlfriend. Dobson, later killed in a gang-related shooting, and Blackburn were convicted a year later for the burglary. A DNA expert testified during the trial that there was a 1-in-110-quadtrillion chance that the biological evidence found on the female victim belonged to anyone other than Myrick. The jury convicted him of residential burglary and two rape counts. It also found that a gun was used and that the rape occurred during a burglary while a victim was tied or bound. Myrick had previously been convicted of attempted robbery in 1988, robbery and drug possession in 1992 and armed attempted robberies and drug possession. He served seven years of his 13-year sentence for the 1992 convictions and was released about 10 months before the Hawthorne rape and burglary. denise.nix@dailybreeze.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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PLAN LAUNCHED TO SET UP IRELAND’S FIRST NATIONAL MARINE PARK IN DONEGAL

first_imgDonegal could be the location of Ireland’s first National Marine Park.One of the most ambitious marine environment projects in the history of the Irish state is being planned for Co Donegal.The project, which could create a much-needed jobs boost, plans to bring together three integrated marine initiatives of international excellence centred at Malin Head.The plans include the development of an Ocean Interpretation Centre, Ireland’s First National Marine Park and a Biosphere Fishing Reserve on the North coast of Inishowen. Project co-ordinator Emmett Johnston said the plan has huge potential.A series of public meetings is now planned to gather the views of the local public on the concept.The concept document focuses on the common marketing of environmentally themed tourism, locally caught sea food produce and sustainable community practices through the three initiatives.The main point of the concept document is that local coastal communities, tourism, fishing, academic and environmental sectors could gain significantly by coming together under one umbrella for the purposes of collective management and marketing of local marine resources. Different ways that a collective plan could be achieved are discussed in detail, with ideas such as the development of a common Malin Head brand for the various marine related sectors of particular note.Speaking about the launch of the concept document the project coordinator Emmett Johnston said the concept is about putting new ideas and solutions out into the community and seeing what the reaction is.“It’s a different way of approaching things, most people are used to being told from the top down what is going to happen and they may have difficulty understanding that this is just a concept, potential ideas for the future. It’s like planting a seed, then it’s up to local people to shape the idea and make it their own.”According to the group there will be a series of three public meetings covering the communities of Inishowen North, West and East. Each meeting will involve a presentation of the concepts and a feedback session where ideas will be taken and developed.Everyone is invited to read the concept document and give feedback before and after the meetings which will be held on the 18th, 19th and 20th of March at a variety of venues throughout the peninsula. All ideas are welcome according to the project coordinator Emmett Johnston.“Without community engagement this concept is just a piece of paper, it up to local people to decide if this is something they want and how they can benefit from it. We need everyone to come on board with the process, attend the public meetings and give their feedback. If the community does not put forward their own solutions to existing problems, then central government will eventually impose their solutions on communities.“We think the time is right for all the local interest groups to come together as one voice and to start doing something about the deteriorating situation here, if we don’t do something now some of the coastal communities on Inishowen could experience the same fate as the island communities did in the early 20th century.”Emmett explained that a short meeting with some of the fishermen from the north of the peninsula has already been held at the start of March. He explained that some fishermen saw there might be something positive in it for them and their sector, while others did not, however all of them were concerned about how environmental ideas in the document could end up negatively affecting their business.“The level of mistrust and doubt about new ideas and the ability of fishermen to do anything about their own situation is indicative of how shamefully the industry has been treated over the years. We think collective marketing of the area as a well-managed natural environment could help the local fishing industry sell their produce, but it’s up to them to make up their own mind about the ideas.“All we see this concept doing is kick starting people into thinking about how they can improve their own situation without waiting for central government to impose things on them. They might not take on what we propose, so what, these are just ideas.”All around the county the big question is how can an area create enough jobs to keep at least some of its young people from emigrating. Identifying what an area has that is unique or different may help them create jobs which cannot be shifted out of the area.The concept document released outlines a path using sustainable management of the natural environment as the catalyst to job creation on the North Inishowen peninsula, whether local people agree with that path or not remains to be seen. However it appears everyone is in agreement that something needs to be done and sooner rather than later.The proposal certainly makes for an interesting time ahead for those with an interest in the marine sector around Inishowen. How the various government bodies will react to this type of community led initiative is unknown, especially because they are the ones normally deciding the direction communities should follow.More details and a copy of the document can be found at www.baskingshark.iePLAN LAUNCHED TO SET UP IRELAND’S FIRST NATIONAL MARINE PARK IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 11th, 2014 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:CommunityEmmett JohnstonfishMalin HeadNational Marine Parksharkslast_img read more

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UDARAS CREATES 280 JOBS IN 2014 BUT REDUNDANCIES ALSO A WORRY

first_imgA total of 280 new jobs were created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2014, an increase of 30% on the previous year and the largest number of jobs created since 2008. The figures are contained in the latest Udaras na Gaeltachta report which was released today.New jobs were created in companies throughout the Donegal Gaeltacht such as Arán Ard Teoranta, Ard a Rátha; Randox Teo, An Clochán Liath; R.A. Pacáistí Teo and Euroflex Teo, Gaoth Dobhair Business Park; Comhlacht Iascaireachta Fánaid Teo, Fánaid; Snáth Dhún na nGall Teo and Oileán Glas Teo, Cill Charthaigh. There were 10 new start-up enterprises during the year with over 20 people were employed in those companies by year end.Unfortunately, jobs were also lost during the year and when these losses are taken into account, the overall number of jobs remains at the same level as the previous year, with 1,942 full-time jobs in Údarás client companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht at year end.Although a certain number of job losses can be expected each year as companies refocus and restructure their business model, a significant number of those jobs were lost in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park last year.During 2014, Largo Foods closed its manufacturing facility in Gaoth Dobhair and transferred production to the companys’ main plant in Ashbourne, County Meath. There were 110 full-time and 30 part-time employees employed by Largo Foods in Gaoth Dobhair. Furthermore, Nuance(Spinvox Teo) relocated its business to London resulting in the loss of 14 jobs and SIOEN (Gairméidí Caomhnaithe Dhún na nGall Teo) shed a further 10 jobs as it rationalised its operations. An tÚdarás recognises that this is a heavy blow to the area.Close to 50 of Largo’s employees availed of the opportunity to work in the companys’ production unit in Ashbourne and a number of former Largo employees have since found employment in other Údarás client-companies in the local area.In an effort to address the high level of job losses in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, an tÚdarás established a working group with the aim of sourcing new enterprise projects to locate in Northwest Donegal, and creating new employment opportunities. The Enterprise Development Forum is due to report on its findings and recommendations at the beginning of March of this year.An tÚdarás is encouraged by the announcement made by Randox Teo in October last year that it plans to make a significant investment of €25 million at its facility in An Clochán Liath and increase employment to 540 people by 2020.“We are committed to working with Randox and supporting it in realising its vision for a world class research and manufacturing centre in its facility in An Clochán Liath. The spectrum of highly-skilled jobs that this investment will create will provide significant opportunities for the Gaeltacht labour-force now and in the future.” New Projects ApprovedAn tÚdarás approved a significant number of new projects for Donegal last year with an expected total investment of €6.5 million. These projects are expected to create 124 new jobs when fully operational.Social Employment SchemesA total of 327 people were employed in social employment schemes in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of the year. These schemes are managed and administered by Údarás na Gaeltachta and funded by the Department of Social Protection. Language PlanningDuring the year, nine Language Planning Areas (LPAs) were announced for the Gaeltacht, three of which are located in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Applications were sought from organisations/community groups interested in preparing and implementing language plans in these areas. Three lead organisations were selected – Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo. will operate in the LPA of Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire and Loch an Iúir; Pobal Eascarrach Teo., An tSean Bheairic Teo together with Coiste Pobail Ghort a’ Choirce will operate as the lead organisation in Cloich Chionnaola, Gort an Choirce, An Fál Carrach and Machaire Rabhartaigh LPA; and Lár-Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann Cholm Cille Teo a will act as the lead organisation for the LPA of Dún na nGall Theas. These lead organisations have a period of up to two years to prepare a language plan for their respective Language Planning Area.UDARAS CREATES 280 JOBS IN 2014 BUT REDUNDANCIES ALSO A WORRY was last modified: January 25th, 2015 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:donegaljobsÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

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MARK BRINGS ‘IT’ ALL TO IRWIN EXPERT ELECTRICAL

first_imgPROMOTED POSTMark (on right) is pictured here with Declan Irwin.Irwin Expert Electrical management & staff are delighted to welcome Mark Walshe to their team at Irwin Expert Electrical, Port Rd., Letterkenny.Mark has worked in the IT, Computers & Electrical Appliance business locally for over 9 years. His expertise and experience in the industry is vast and exceptional. Mark has impressed Irwin Expert Electrical after only a short while with his knowledge and customer service skills.Specialising in IT, and just about anything to do with computers, he will be on hand at the showroom, Port Rd., Letterkenny with his colleagues to advise you all on the best options for a computer, laptop or tablet, PC or Mac, what software to install and most of all give you the best possible deal on whatever it is you are looking for.Call in and say hello to the lads if you are on the market for a new computer, laptop or tablet.You might also see Mark hovering around the TV Centre or Home Appliance centre, always ready to give the customer “service at it’s best”. Don’t forget to call in and say hello and ask any team member all about IT! Mark is pictured here with Declan Irwin, of Irwin Expert Electrical.And don’t forget ……….!Donegal Daily has teamed up with Bosch and Irwin Expert Electrical for this great free giveaway just for our readers.And entering couldn’t be easier.All you have to do is answer the following question – “What strapline is used by Bosch Home Appliances?” Once you know the answer, you can simply send an email and like Irwin Expert Electrical on Facebook.So send your answer along with your name, address, email and mobile number to our competition address at irwinelectrical1@gmail.comThat’s it. It couldn’t be easier. To get your hands on this cool new toaster get liking Irwin Expert Electrical on Facebook and email the competition answer.https://www.facebook.com/irwinexpert MARK BRINGS ‘IT’ ALL TO IRWIN EXPERT ELECTRICAL was last modified: August 26th, 2015 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:buncranadonegalIrwin Expert Electricalletterkennylast_img read more

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WATCH: Stunning last-gasp goal completes AFC Wimbledon comeback

first_imgAFC Wimbledon were heading for a sixth game without a win on Saturday until a late rally culminated in a stunning winner by Jake Reeves.With seconds left of the League Two clash with York and the score locked at 1-1, the midfielder brought the ball down on his chest and unleashed a brilliantly-controlled volley past the helpless Scott Flinders.The winner has put Wimbledon’s promotion bid back on track, with Neal Ardley’s side now just three points off a play-off place.last_img

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CONFIRMED! Mauricio Pochettino signs new long-term Tottenham contract

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a contract extension to keep him at Spurs until 2021, the Premier League club have announced.Pochettino announced almost two weeks ago that he had struck a verbal agreement with the north London club, and the deal has now been officially confirmed.The 44-year-old was appointed in May 2014 and has achieved remarkable progress at White Hart Lane, leading Tottenham to second place in the Premier League this season with one game left to play.The news seemingly ends speculation over the Argentine’s long-term future at White Hart Lane, having been strongly linked with the Manchester United job in recent months.Those reports were fuelled when Pochettino was spotted sharing a meal with former United manager and current club director Sir Alex Ferguson in London on Wednesday.But it is understood the Spurs boss had arranged the meeting a long time ago, and that it had nothing to do with his links to the Old Trafford hotseat.Pochettino’s coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez, who followed him to north London from former club Southampton, have also agreed contract extensions.“I could not be happier to sign this new contract,” the Spurs boss said in an official club statement.“It was an easy decision for my coaching staff and I because we can feel the appreciation of everyone here. There is no better place to be right now. “We have enjoyed a great season and we believe this is just the beginning. We have a long-term project and huge belief that we can achieve something big here for the future.“The supporters are unbelievable, we have assembled a great group of players with huge potential that can get even better, while the facilities we have to work in are world-class. We also have an incredible new stadium to look forward to and now we are determined to build a side worthy of playing in such an exciting new venue.“This club has all the ingredients to continue to challenge at the very top in both the Premier League and in Europe and we want to be here to be a part of what I believe will be a special period in the club’s history.” Mauricio Pochettino has committed his long-term future to Spurs BREAKING: Mauricio has signed a contract extension committing his future to the Club as Manager until 2021. pic.twitter.com/0gifUu1C7O— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 12, 2016 1 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy added: “We’ve seen Mauricio bring a tremendous spirit and ethos to our club and embrace the attacking style of play with which we have always been associated.“He’s built a squad of youth and experience and this season we’ve seen football played at the highest level – quite sublime at times.“Everyone at the club is delighted he has agreed an extended contract and we all look forward to working with him in the coming seasons. I know he is as ambitious for our club as we all are.”last_img read more

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