Rodgers as Brent, Klopp in WWE, Carra on Jeremy Kyle – the funniest Vines and memes in a huge week for Liverpool

first_img Have a look at the funniest reaction to Brendan Rodgers’ sacking 1 It’s what the Internet was made for.Brendan Rodgers’ seat in the Liverpool dugout wasn’t even cold when the vines and memes were rolled out.The manager was sacked on Sunday following the Reds’ draw with Everton, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp favourite to take over.REPORTS – LIVERPOOL TO HOLD TALKS WITH KLOPP AT THE END OF THE WEEKKlopp won two Bundesliga titles in Germany, one German Cup and was a Champions League runner-up. Have a look at the clips doing the rounds below.last_img read more

Big Sam v Benitez: Former Liverpool boss issues stinging response to Istanbul jibe

first_img Rafael Benitez has blasted back at Sam Allardyce 1 Rafael Benitez has hit back at Sam Allardyce’s claim he had ‘nowt to do’ with Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League success.Allardyce, now the Sunderland boss, has a long-running feud with Benitez dating back to his time in charge at Bolton and Blackburn, which coincided with the Spaniard’s stint at Liverpool from 2004-10.The Englishman has been damning about his old managerial rival in his new book, claiming he doesn’t deserve credit for Liverpool’s Euro triumph a decade ago, when they famously came from behind to beat AC Milan in Istanbul.In the autobiography, ‘Big Sam’, he wrote about Benitez: “Of course he can say he won the Champions League with Liverpool, which is something I never did. But it was nowt to do with him.“I don’t blame Benitez for claiming credit but as managers we know the truth. It’s like when you make a substitution in desperation and it comes off. You get all the credit for your tactical brilliance when it’s often just luck.”Benitez, currently in charge of Real Madrid, has now issued a stinging response, insisting he has little respect for a man who has never won a major title.In an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero, he said: “Do you know who Sam Allardyce is? Do you know how many trophies he has won? Well that’s my answer. It is what happens when someone has a book to sell. His opinion does not have a lot of value.”last_img read more

Did you know the league tables around Europe were looking like this?

first_img 6 6 The Premier League – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see how the Spanish Liga is looking – As the Premier League breaks for the international friendlies and Euro 2016 play-offs, talkSPORT looks at how the other leagues are shaping up. La Liga (Spain) – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see a very different looking Italian table 6 As the Premier League breaks for the international friendlies and Euro 2016 play-offs, talkSPORT looks at how the other leagues are shaping up.In England, not many people would have predicted champions Chelsea would be dangling so close to the relegation zone.So click the yellow arrow above, right, to see Spain’s Liga table, Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga.There is no Scottish Premiership because we just thought it was easier to tell you Celtic are top (surprisingly) with Hearts and Aberdeen chasing (even more surprising).Tables courtesy of statto.com 6 Ligue 1 (France) – The Netherlands’ top flight looks like it will be pretty entertaining – click the arrow above, right Serie A (Italy) – click on the arrow to see Germany’s Bundesliga Bundesliga (Germany) – Click the arrow to see who the clear leader in France is 6 6 Eredivisie (Netherlands)last_img read more

Eddie Howe set to become one of the WORLD’S best bosses, says Bournemouth star

first_imgBournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has tipped Eddie Howe to develop into one of the world’s top managers and to one day become England boss.At 38, Cherries hero Howe is one of the Premier League’s youngest managers and he has gone from strength to strength in charge of the club for whom he made over 250 appearances as a player.Having already steered them from League Two football to the Premier League during a combined six seasons in charge, he led Bournemouth to what he claimed was the greatest result of their history on Saturday – a 1-0 win over Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Many have tipped him for great things, with Newcastle boss and former Three Lions coach Steve McClaren saying last week Howe was an England manager in the making.Cherries star Arter, man-of-the-match in their victory over Jose Morinho’s Blues, agrees and insists his manager has what it takes to go all the way to the top.Asked if Howe is good enough to take charge of England in the future, Arter told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast:  “I personally believe so.“He’s done a good job and the way he gets us to play, now I don’t want to be disrespectful to my own team-mates, but if he worked with elite players I think he could be seen as a top manager, not only in this country but in the world.“He’s so strong in his philosophy, no matter what the results are, and that’s the sign of a great manager. He could have easily resorted to long balls with us and maybe a lot of other managers would have.“I personally feel we’ll get him to the top and I’ve got no doubt that when he does get there he’ll stay there and get even better.”last_img read more

Argentine star rejects Chelsea in favour of Inter Milan switch

first_img1 PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezz Inter Milan are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of wantaway Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.The 30-year-old’s contract at the French club expires at the end of the campaign and Chelsea have been courting the Argentinian since the start of the season.The Blues made contact with PSG in January but it was made clear to them that Lavezzi would prefer a move to Italy.According to Tuttosport, Inter’s acting vice-president Javier Zanetti has persuaded his compatriot to join the Serie A club in the summer.PSG still hold Lavezzi in high regard but the forward knows he will always play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and wants to seal a move to Inter where he is likely to enjoy more regular football.last_img read more

RIVER NEWSPAPERS NOW ‘MAKING A PROFIT’ – CLAIM

first_imgTHE IRISH TIMES is reporting today that auditors of the company which owns the Letterkenny Post are concerned that it may not be viable as a going concern.River Newspapers – owned mainly by the Fitzpatrick family and the Irish News in Belfast – claims its titles in the north-west are now trading profitably after the group officially recorded losses of €8.2 million in 2009 across 13 papers that it published at the time.Speaking to The Irish Times yesterday, co-founder and now minority shareholder Tim Collins said: “We now have six titles all trading well and in profit. The future is a lot brighter now than it was 18 months ago.” Collins tells today’s paper the group has been significantly restructured. It now publishes seven newspapers: the Letterkenny, Donegal, Finn Valley, County Derry and Kildare Posts, the Inish Times and the Derry News.More than 130 people have been fired, leaving just 70,Accounts filed recently for River Newspapers Holdings Ltd show it took a provision of €4.6 million in 2009 against amounts due from subsidiaries that had ceased trading.The company had accumulated losses of just more than €5 million and a deficit in its reserves of €3.5 million. Its accounts show that the entity behind the Letterkenny Post recorded a loss of €4.1 million while the Donegal Post lost €1 million.Its title in Monaghan, which has closed, lost €693,946.River Newspapers’ auditors, Flannigan Edmonds Bannon, qualified its opinion in the accounts and cast doubts on its ability to continue as a going concern.Mr Collins claimed these issues have been addressed.River Newspapers closed the Sligo, Meath and Cavan Posts last year as part of the company’s restructuring programme. River Newspapers was founded in 2005 by Mr Collins and Pádraig O’Dwyer. It has since been substantially owned by Jim and Dominic Fitzpatrick, owners of the Irish News.All four businessmen are also investors in a number of local radio stations, some of which have made losses.RIVER NEWSPAPERS NOW ‘MAKING A PROFIT’ – CLAIM was last modified: January 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

OATFIELD SWEET FACTORY: THE WORKERS SPEAK OUT

first_imgTHE following article has been submitted to donegaldaily.com on behalf of the workers at Oatfield Sweets:“The lease of the premises by Z Candy is up for renewal in February and then the company can leave.  The distributors based in Dublin are closing in February.  The McKinneys (former owners) are still shareholders in the site (percentage unknown).The premises have been downgraded every year for the last 10 years.  There are people walking around measuring the existing machines (e.g. those still operating). All other machines have been shipped to England.  The company was making profit and orders are backed up in the stock room. All comments from owners made to the staff were “off the record”.The unions have done little to negotiate anything for the staff.  One member of staff has used €25credit just to get a reply from them.  The staff had to ring DUBLIN SIPTU to get the local branch to respond to our calls.  The union are willing to keep taking payment from staff wages, yet reluctant to engage the staff in meaningful discussions.The staff know the plant is closing.  What they don’t know is will they get redundancy payments.The staff have been angered at the paltry attempts by some politicians to engage with the minister’s office as no formal contact was made with them.  The Mayor is the only person to directly engage with the staff. There is much speculation about what the site is worth, who will buy it, what the Creameries strategy is and what a loss Oatfiled as a brand is to the town of Letterkenny.  All commendable, but the immediate problem is the future redundancy payments (if offered) to the staff.The staff would like the assistance of donegaldaily.com to highlight THEIR plight over the other ramifications. Thank You.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comOATFIELD SWEET FACTORY: THE WORKERS SPEAK OUT was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:letterkennyoatfield sweetslast_img read more

Every Premier League club reimagined as Game of Thrones characters

first_img 20 Newcastle United – Stannis Baratheon – A big name in the world but looks set to exit the stage after consultation from a foreigner (Rafa Benitez/Melissandre) who will abandon them when all is lost at the end of the season. 20 20 20 Sunderland – The White Walkers – They are dead – and have been for a number of seasons – but are still causing problems, much to the annoyance of everyone else. Norwich City – Hodor – Not particularly dangerous but no one holds any grudge against them. They are just happy surviving. 20 Manchester United – House Stark – Once a big name with a formidable man in charge, death (retirement) has led to their demise. Now all hope of returning to the top appears to lie with youth (Bran and Rickon Stark). Everton – Loras Tyrell – Capable of beating anyone on their day with some great offensive manoeuvres but are not living up to their potential for one reason or another. Time for a change? 20 Southampton – Samwell Tarly – A tough season is always predicted after a number of loses but always seems to hold their own and impress those around them, despite appearing harmless when they first entered the fray. 20 20 20 20 20 Bournemouth – Bronn – Not a big name but has somehow managed to climb the ladder of chaos, beating opponents that they perhaps shouldn’t have on paper. Looks like they have guaranteed their own survival. Aston Villa – Jon Snow – Ever present since the very beginning but their time is finally up after being left for dead. Fans will be hoping there is a resurrection of some sort in the near future, however. 20 20 Manchester City – Roose Bolton – Once just a quiet neighbour to a more powerful and superior rival house but has since usurped them as the biggest name in the North. Tottenham – Ramsey Bolton – A young upstart who has gained power much earlier than expected. A love for torturing opponents in imaginative ways but likely to fall short in their quest for glory. Arsenal – Cersei Lannister: Click the arrow above, right, to see Game of Thrones characters as Premier League clubs – Arsene Wenger and Cersei are both somehow clinging on to power despite all their subjects wanting their head on a spike (metaphorically) as their decisions look more and more deluded and out of touch. 20 20 20 20 *WARNING – CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS SEASONS*The hit show Game of Thrones returns to television much to the delight of millions of viewers worldwide.The show, based on George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, is infamous for its twists and turns and the emotional turmoil it puts fans through.The description of ‘twists and turns and emotional turmoil’ could easily be used to describe this season’s Premier League, with big teams falling from grace and unlikely candidates battling it out to be named Kings of England.But if the Premier League throws up as many twists and turns as Game of Thrones, then which clubs would be best suited to which character?Well, talkSPORT have the answers for you! Click the arrow above, right, to see which character your favourite club best resembles! 20 Swansea – Doran Martell – Not in the same country as the others and hide in their hilly principality, quietly getting on with their work without willing to challenge for supremacy. Watford – Podrick Payne – Not a huge character in terms of how events have unfolded but are capable of interesting and eye-catching moments. Liverpool – Daenerys Targaryen – A well-known, famous name with a lot of history but have not had much success recently. Things looked like they would change since the arrival of dragons (Jurgen Klopp) but so far any revolution looks unlikely. Chelsea – Jaime Lannister – Renowned as one of the fiercest opponents around but their skill and execution have failed. Must now work out how to rediscover their brilliance. Also, very rich. 20 Stoke City – Sandor Clegane, aka The Hound – Once ugly and unpopular for their brutality and lack of grace, but have since transformed into one of the most loved teams around. Leicester City – Arya Stark – Small, but on a mission and is as determined as they come. Everyone wants this unlikely underdog story to have the perfect ending. West Ham – Tyrion Lannister – Clever and fun to watch this season and looks set to have a big role in future seasons having moved to a bigger House. West Brom – Davos Seaworth – Rugged survivors despite not being too pleasing on the eye, but while all those close (geographically – Villa) to them fall, they still remain. Crystal Palace – Tommen Baratheon – Nice enough, but fails to exert the power they clearly have. Will survive for the time being but needs to dictate things more often. 20last_img read more

Manchester United intensify their pursuit of Real Madrid star

first_img Raphael Varane has been dropped to the bench by Zinedine Zidane 1 Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.The Frenchman has featured regularly in La Liga for Los Blancos this term but has been dropped to the bench for key Champions League games by Zinedine Zidane.And that, according to Le 10 Sport, has forced Varane to consider a move this summer and the 23-year-old is aware there are clubs chasing his signature.United and Bayern Munich are the frontrunners to land Varane, while Paris Saint-Germain are also understood to be keen.Jose Mourinho is in the running to take over at either United or PSG next season and is a big fan of Varane, having worked with the youngster during his reign at the Bernabeu, so his next club could hinge on where his former boss ends up this summer.last_img read more

Neil Warnock’s future at Rotherham to be decided next week

first_img Neil Warnock led Rotherham to Championship survival Rotherham will find out early next week whether boss Neil Warnock will stay on at the club.The Millers are desperate for the 67-year-old to continue his good work in South Yorkshire after he pulled off the great escape by keeping them in the Sky Bet Championship and he held a second round of talks with chairman Tony Stewart on Thursday.Warnock has been non-committal over his future but has spoken openly of his desire to achieve a record-breaking eighth promotion, something he would be unlikely to do at Rotherham.But the Millers are confident that Warnock will stay at the New York Stadium after Stewart spoke of “positive” talks.He said: “The meeting was positive and we hope to make an announcement early next week.”Warnock initially joined the Millers in February, replacing Neil Redfearn on a deal until the end of the season, and was handed a 16-game brief to keep the club out of relegation trouble.That is a task he passed with flying colours, masterminding an 11-game unbeaten run which saw him named March manager of the month.The veteran, who was lured out of retirement by Stewart, has said he will do one more year in management and has a burning desire to earn another promotion, which he has admitted has been the only reason he has not already committed to the Millers. 1last_img read more