Ferguson relishing Everton role

first_img “It will be an emotional time for me, I’m very proud,” the Scot, who began his new role on Monday having initially rejoined the club in a coaching capacity in 2011, told evertontv. “It’s been fantastic. I’ve been coming up (to the first team) once or twice a week since the manager came in and he told me he’d like me to come up full-time and I’m delighted. “I think the idea was to integrate me into the squad and it is a fantastic opportunity for myself. “It is a great challenge. You are with the best of the best, this is the elite, the best players in the world and you have to make sure you do your job properly.” Ferguson’s reputation as an uncompromising centre-forward during his playing days means he will not be allowing anyone to rest on their laurels. “We can push really hard for a European spot and the manager is emphasising that,” he added. “We can get some good rewards this year and we are still in the (FA) cup as well.” Last week the 42-year-old, who scored 72 goals in 273 games for the Toffees before his retirement in 2006, was promoted from his coaching role with the club’s under-18s to the first-team set-up. He is due to take his place in the dug-out alongside manager Roberto Martinez for Saturday’s visit of West Ham and the Scot is relishing the prospect. Everton fans’ favourite Duncan Ferguson is anticipating an emotional Goodison Park occasion this weekend.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Visual breakdown: 3 big plays from Syracuse-Wake Forest

first_img Published on September 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) picked up its first conference win of the year on Saturday against Wake Forest (1-1, 0-1). Here’s a breakdown of the Orange’s three touchdown-scoring plays.Donnie Simmons pick-sixTime and score: 14:16 left in second quarter, WFU leading 7-6Down and distance: First-and-10 from Wake Forest’s own 38-yard lineScenario: On the Demon Deacons’ second play of a drive following an SU field goal, quarterback John Wolford dropped back to passResult: Donnie Simmons returns interception 41 yards for a touchdown, giving Syracuse a 13-7 leadAdvertisementThis is placeholder textESPN3Syracuse sets up with four down linemen —Simmons, Chris Slayton, Kayton Samuels and Ron Thompson — and Wake Forest uses a three-wideout set with Wolford in shotgun.As Wolford takes the snap, three important things happen: Middle linebacker Zaire Franklin (red circle) blitzes the ‘A’ gap — between the center and left guard — and rushes toward left guard Josh Harris. Safety Antwan Cordy (yellow circle) also blitzes from 7 yards off the line of scrimmage. Simultaneously, Simmons (blue circle), who originally lined up as the left defensive end, drops into the flat for zone coverage.Thus, Syracuse is only bringing a five-player blitz, but SU does it in a creative way, with a blitzer from each of the defensive levels.ESPN3Franklin successfully blows by Harris up the middle and gets into the Demon Deacons’ backfield. Tight end Brendan O’Neil, who set up next to Wolford, slides to the left, where SU’s blitz is coming from. But instead of picking up Franklin, he moves toward Cordy. That allows Franklin to get a clean shot on Wolford.Feeling the pressure, Wolford unloads the ball quickly toward wide receiver Cortez Lewis on his right. But with Simmons in coverage in the flat, the senior defensive end makes the easy interception and uses the open space in front of him to find the end zone.ESPN3Dungey finds Brisly EstimeTime and score: 2:15 left in third quarter, WFU leading 17-13Down and distance: First-and-10 from Syracuse’s own 11-yard lineScenario: The Demon Deacons pinned SU on its own 11-yard line on the previous play and quarterback Eric Dungey slid away from pressure after the snapResult: Dungey threaded a pass to Brisly Estime, who ran the majority of the 89 yards to the end zone after the catch, pushing SU’s lead to 20-17.ESPN3Syracuse lines up with two receivers — Estime (yellow circle) at the bottom of the screen — two tight ends in the “wing” position off each tackle and with a running back behind Dungey.Dungey (blue circle) uses play action to draw every player in WFU’s front seven (white box) toward the line of scrimmage. This freezes Wake Forest’s defense and gives Syracuse’s receivers a chance to get deep in their routes downfield. Dungey rolls out to his right and has more receivers on that side of the field.ESPN3As a result of Dungey’s initial movement to the right, a Demon Deacons safety (purple circle) sells out toward that sideline. But when the Wake Forest pressure comes, Dungey slides back toward the middle of the field.Estime, being the only receiver on Dungey’s left, finds himself in one-on-one coverage with a cornerback (red circle) streaking down the sideline and turning toward the middle of the field.ESPN3With the safety vacated from the middle of the field (white circle), he cuts inside and catches the ball about 25 yards downfield. He breaks a tackle from the cornerback defending him and has nothing but open field in front of him as he runs for the 89-yard touchdown.Ishmael splits the defenseTime and score: 11:28 left in fourth quarter, SU leading 20-17Down and distance: Second-and-13 from Syracuse’s own 47-yard lineScenario: With a three-point lead, the Orange is moving down the field looking to add to its cushion. The drive began at the 15-yard line as SU steadily moved the chains.Result: Dungey finds Ishmael down the right sideline between two defenders for the 53-yard touchdownESPN3Wake Forest uses three down linemen and an outside linebacker all showing blitz. The Demon Deacons set up in a typical two-safety look while Dungey (yellow circle) had three wide receivers set up.Syracuse’s running back stepped in front of Dungey to assist with pass protection while four SU players started their routes. Ishmael (blue circle), who lined up toward Dungey’s right got a step in front of his defender (purple circle).As Ishmael started running straight down the sideline, Dungey had room in the pocket (white lines), providing him with a good opportunity to step into his throw.ESPN3Dungey quickly recognized that Ishmael would be open and he had the time to set his feet and make a strong throw.One of Wake Forest’s safeties (brown circle) shifted toward Ishmael on the sideline, but Dungey thread the needle and hit Ishmael in stride. With the strong protection from the offensive line, Dungey made the throw look easy. Ishmael broke an arm tackle from the safety and ran into the end zone for the 53-yard score.ESPN3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Under 21 stars drafted into Tipp senior team for football qualifier

first_imgInto the side come Under 21 All Ireland finalists Jimmy Feehan from Killenaule who makes his Senior Championship debut at corner back, while Ian Fahey from Clonmel Commercials lines out in midfield.Up front, Liam Casey from Cahir and Kevin O’Halloran from Portroe make their full Senior Championship debuts also, with both having previously been introduced as replacements against Kerry, while Liam also got a run out against Waterford in the Munster quarter-final.Selector Michael O’Loughlin says Louth have changed into a more defensive system as the championship progressed but Tipp’s plan is to get ahead in the game and stay ahead.  Saturday’s game throws-in at 2.45 and will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with Connolly Man Menswear, Clonmel.last_img read more

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Tipp hopes in Navan feature

first_imgPhoto © Racing Post Templemore trainer John Ryan is hoping for success in Navan tomorrow.He runs Icantsay in the ultra-competitive Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase.Icantsay won over hurdles at Navan earlier this month and Ryan is quite confident he can run a big race.last_img

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BiH Football Federation organised camps for football talents

first_imgFirst football camp for boy born between 1994 and 1998 was organised in Munich by BiH Football Federation, reports Fena.Camp was visited by over 100 football talents from the entire Europe, America and Australia, but young football players from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium were the majority, and they came from strong clubs such as Hertha, Basel, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Bayern.New camp will be held in late August, and for that occasion several teams will be formed and they’ll play several matches.(photo: sportikes)last_img read more

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Andover man arrested in Sumner County for armed robbery incident in Ark City

first_img 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 by Shane Farley, Newscow.net —  An Andover man was arrested Thursday night by the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an armed robbery that afternoon in Arkansas City.Jason Allan Farner, 32, of Andover, was arrested in Sumner County on suspicion of aggravated robbery. He will be transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield.A male passenger in Farner’s vehicle was detained, but has not been arrested at this time.Farner allegedly entered Advance America Cash Advance, 325 N. Summit St., just prior to 3:30 p.m.Wearing a black stocking mask, a black shirt and knee-length camouflage shorts, and armed with a handgun, the suspect demanded cash from a store employee. He then left the business on foot.A description of a vehicle thought to be his was given to area law enforcement agencies. An astute Sumner County deputy recognized a vehicle matching that description and pulled it over.Currency, a stocking mask and the handgun were recovered during the traffic stop.Ark City Police are investigating the report of an armed robbery said to have occurred this afternoon.Officers were called to Advance America, a payday loan business, at 325 N. Summit, around 3:30 p.m. A white male suspect is said to have robbed the business at gunpoint.A white female suspect is also being sought. The two were said to have fled westbound on Spruce in a silver or white car, perhaps a Buick.Police were reviewing surveillance footage from cameras in the area in hopes of generating more information. They have some leads they are following in regard to identifying possible suspects.It was not immediately clear how much money, if any, was taken.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Wednesday August 28th Local Sports

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop hit solo homers in the second inning, Michael Pineda pitched five sharp innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1. Eddie Rosario knocked in an insurance run in the eighth as the AL Central-leading Twins won their third straight to remain 3 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland. Tim Anderson’s 14th homer accounted for the only run off Pineda, who won his third straight start and fourth straight decision. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Vikings thought they had a reliable kicking option in Kaare Vedvik. He is a newcomer acquired from Baltimore this month for a fifth-round draft pick. But his rocky performance in the third preseason game has done little to reassure coach Mike Zimmer. Vedvik missed both his field-goal attempts in a 20-9 win against Arizona. Afterward, Zimmer would only say his concern is “high” regarding Vedvik. Special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf was more direct. He called it “unacceptable.” IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says receiver Oliver Martin will play in the opener against Miami of Ohio if he is cleared by the NCAA. The Iowa City native transferred to Iowa after spending two years at Michigan and filed for immediate eligibility.Ferentz says he would like to see more consistency in how transfers are handled.Ferentz says times have changed but the way he interacts with players has not. He is set to begin his 21st season as the Iowa head coach.The Iowa offense looks to make strides with senior quarterback Nate Stanley.Ferentz says there are question marks in any season opener.Kickoff on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium is scheduled for 6:30, with the pre-game show starting at 4:30 on AM-1300 KGLO. MASON CITY — The Mason City High volleyball team opened up the season with a three-set sweep of Des Moines East, 25-6, 25-10, and 25-13 last night. The Mohawks will host New Hampton on Thursday night at the Mohawk gymnasium.center_img — other volleyball last nightRockford 25-25-25, Clarksville 18-23-18 AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell hopes to see a more multiple offense in Saturday’s opener against Northern Iowa. Running back David Montgomery and receiver Hakeem Butler are gone but the line is experienced and quarterback Brock Purdy returns for his sophomore season from an offense that ranked seventh in the Big 12 a year ago.Campbell says a veteran offensive line will be counted on to help some young running backs mature.Campbell says the offense will face a challenge against a Panther defense that will show a variety of looks.Campbell says the defense will be challenged by UNI quarterback Will McElvain. The redshirt freshman was going to walk on at Iowa State as a defensive back but decided to walk on at UNI as a quarterback.Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames is scheduled for 11 o’clock on Saturday.last_img read more

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Charles City man sentenced to 25 years on meth dealing charge

first_imgCHARLES CITY — A Charles City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal methamphetamine dealing charges. 45-year-old Alonzo Henderson admits that on December 1st 2017, that he was in possession of a total of $65,500 in cash proceeds recovered from a backpack at his residence as well as over 500 grams of meth. Officers searched his residence again on May 17th 2018 and recovered over $106,500 in drug proceeds and over five-and-a-half kilograms of pure meth. Henderson had previously been convicted in five felony drug trafficking cases in state court as well as on multiple assault convictions. Henderson pleaded guilty in April to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and was sentenced last week by US District Judge C. J. Williams to 300 months in prison to be followed by a five-year term of supervised release.last_img read more

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Rivers United snatch 2-1 win against 10-man KCCA FC

first_imgRivers United XI :  Akande, Nweke, Douhadji, Ovoke, Saka, Sakin, Olalekan, Atuloma, Zoumana, Obomate and OdumegwuKCCA XI: Kisembo, Okot, Kavuma, Awany, Masiko, Mutyaba, Muleme, Opoloto, Okello, Nsibambi, SerunkuumaLIVE FEED Share on: WhatsApp Tweets about #RIVKCCA MATCH PREVIEWPort Harcourt, Nigeria| KCCA MEDIA | Fresh from winning the Uganda Cup and in the process completing the domestic double, Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club’s focus  shifts to CAF Confederation Cup where the club takes on Nigeria’s Rivers United  in Port Harcourt.The target of progressing from the group is still on track and ahead of the game and manager Mike Hillary Mutebi is optimistic his side can get the result they want away in Nigeria.“We are in the perfect shape for the game. The players are motivated and ready to play. We came to Nigeria with the intention to win here and keep out intentions of advancing to the quarterfinals,” Mutebi www.kccafc.co.ug .“They (Rivers United) are a good team, we played them back home and we saw the challenge they gave us but we ready for that and like I have always said, we shall play our way, dominate possession and make sure we earn a good result.KCCA FC squad in Nigeria: Benjamin Ochan, Denis Okot, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Bukenya Lawrence, Isaac Muleme, Vincent Kayizzi,Muzamir Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, Douglas Kisembo (GK), Habib Kavuma, Denis Rukundo, Paul Mucureezi, Ivan Ntege, Allan Okello, Julius Poloto.READ FULL STORY HERE (click)RELATED STORYcenter_img FT:  ??   Rivers Utd (NGR) 2  KCCA FC (UGA) 1 ??To be played: Club Africain (TUN) v FUS Rabat (MAR)Early goals by Bernard Ovoke and Frederick Obomate gave Rivers United a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes on a rain-drenched pitch on Tuesday as the Nigerians edged KCCA FC in their CAF Confederation Cup group match in Port Harcourt.KCCA’s Geoffrey Sserunkuma pulled one back on the stroke of half time for the Kampala side, that played the dying minutes  with 10 men after defender Habib Kavuma got his marching orders for a second card.Standings P W D L F A PtsFUS         3 2 0 1 5 2 6Rivers     4 2 0 2 5 6 6KCCA      4 2 0 2 5 7 6Africain 3 1 0 2 5 5 3last_img read more

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