Of Frutos and Lunin, the white grants that did not curdle

first_imgNo minutes Lunin met a very important Masip, more discussed by his presence, although not by Sergio Gonzalez, which only gave the Ukrainian the opportunity to demonstrate his qualities in the Cup against the Toulouse and at Marbella. Although he always talked about him as a great goalkeeper (he came with the prize of having been chosen the best of Sub 20 world), never abandoned his humble character. De Frutos had a major competition: Puce It has two other right ends and with two sides that can play in their position. The Segovian always left good feelings, but Sergio always opted for other more experienced players. Like Javi Sánchez, he came to think about staying, although he finally asked to leave after not having prominence. And the two have done well for now: as soon as they reach the Tartiere already Vallecas they have had minutes (which are expected to increase) and that as blanquivioletas they were not going to have. For Javi Sánchez it will also be complicated: Salisu and Kiko Olivas they have always played, but he has not been available for injuries … The elimination of Real Valladolid leaves you with no options to add more minutes in this competition, in which you also played Lunin Y Of fruits, the other two players assigned by Madrid last summer, and who have gone to Oviedo and at Vallecano Ray, respectively, after not having prominence in Zorrilla. Javi Sánchez, the only survivor of the transfer of Conch Thorn to Fox last summer, it is one of the discards of Valladolid for today. The center has had several injuries that have prevented him from debuting until last Wednesday, when he played 90 minutes against Tenerife in the Cup.last_img read more

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Induction for Senators-Elect Today

first_imgThe Liberian Senate will hold a special session today, Wednesday, for the induction ceremony of Senators elected in the first special senatorial elections since the coming into being of the 1986 Constitution.The ceremony, which should have been held yesterday in accordance with the Senate Rules, was postponed for today following a motion by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee and approved by plenary. The Secretary was requested to inform the Senators-elect about the change of time.While the current 15 Senators were deliberating in chambers, the newly elected Senators were reclining in the air conditioned Cletus Wotorson Cafeteria awaiting news about their induction.Some Senators argued that instead of today, the Senators be given sufficient time to prepare and be inducted on Thursday, which is one of the regular session days.  Earlier, the Senate Committee on Rules, Order &Administration as requested Monday after the Senators-elect presented their certificates to the Secretary of the Senate, informed the plenary that the certificates and credentials were well screened and reviewed, and found to be authentic. The Senate Committee, therefore, requested that the Senators be inducted in keeping with the Senate Rule.In the absence of a Pro Tempore proper, the Secretary of the Senate, J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh, will perform the induction ceremony which takes place at 11 a.m. in the Chamber of the Senate. Those to be inducted include: George Manneh Weah, (Montserrado); Jonathan L. Kaipay, (Grand Bassa), J. Milton Teahjay, (Sinoe), Gbleh-bo J. Brown, (Maryland), Jewel Howard C. Taylor (Ranking Senator, Bong) and Prince Yormie Johnson (Ranking Senator, Nimba).Also taking office today are: Marshall A. Dennis, (Grand Gedeh), Stephen J.H. Zargo, (Lofa), Francis S. Paye, (River Cess), Albert T. Chie, (Grand Kru), Conmany B. Wesseh, (River Gee) and Daniel Flomo Naatehn, Sr., (Gbarpolu).Senators-elect Varney Nabie G. Sherman (Grand Cape Mount), Morris Saytumah (Bomi) and James Tornollah, (Margibi) County will not be part of the ceremony due to separate injunctions filed against them with the Supreme Court.Today’s ceremony is not only the first of its kind since the 1986 Constitution came into existence, but also the first time in Africa in recent memory that a former world football icon is elected to one of the highest national leadership posts such as the Senate.As they did during the official opening ceremonies of the Legislature Monday, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) die-hards are expected to turn out in their thousands on the grounds of the Capitol Building in solidarity with their political leader, George Manneh Weah, as he becomes Senator proper.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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“Basket cannot fetch water!” – Constitutional body decries budget cuts

first_imgThe recent slashes to constitutional agencies have left some of these agencies questioning their work mandate and how the cuts would affect their mandate.A representative of both the Women and Gender Equality Commission and the Rights of the Child Commission believes the cuts will have repercussions.According to noted social activist Nicole Cole, much work remains to be done by these two commissions, including physical outreaches to at-risk communities. She expressed fear that the work of the two commissions, which requested a combined total of close to 0 million but received million, would be hindered.“There are still many communities that need to be visited to ascertain the socioeconomic conditions affecting persons, hence cuts to the budget can and will curtail the Commissions’ ability to effectively reach those persons in dire need of our services,” she said in an interview with this publication.Giving an example, Cole said Region Nine is Guyana’s largest geographical area, and visits are many times concentrated only in Lethem; “but there are the Maurudi Mountains (which) is a neglected area, as well as Siparuta, Monkey Mountain and other hinterland areas that are woefully underserved. What we need are more finances to effectively execute our constitutional mandate, because basket cannot fetch water,” she declared.According to Cole, journeying into hinterland regions is costly because of the geographical locations and terrains. She noted that this should have been a guiding consideration when the Budget cuts were being contemplated.“The commissions need a Jeep that can effectively traverse those difficult terrains. Our bus got stuck in the sand twice going to St. Cuthbert’s Mission (now renamed Pakuri). We need a stronger vehicle, the bus (isn’t) built for that terrain. There are coastal areas that we also need to visit, so we need every dime. More money will effectively give us more spending power to conduct more outreaches,” she said.On Friday, a total of billion in estimates from 16 constitutional agencies was approved for the 2018 Budget in the National Assembly. This includes Capital and Current Expenditure.But all proposed cuts were sustained, with Finance Minister Winston Jordan being asked in the house whether he was marginalising women, even as the proposals from the Women and Gender Equality Commission and the Rights of the Child Commission were being slashed.The slashed proposals from the Office of the Ombudsman, Indigenous People’s Commission, and the Public Procurement Commission were also passed by the House.The recent multimillion-dollar cuts by the Finance Ministry to the budget proposals put forward by these constitutional agencies had not gone down well with the parliamentary Opposition. The Opposition had, for some time, called for the autonomy of these agencies to be respected by the Government.According to the 2018 annual budget proposals of constitutional agencies which were tabled in Parliament last week, the Audit Office’s request for 4.4 million was slashed to a proposal of 3.8 million. In slashing the amount, it was noted that Budget 2018’s submission did not fulfil certain requirements set out in a budget circular.The need has been expressed for the Audit Office to be in its strongest possible position when it comes to its audit capacity. This is especially so as Guyana gets ready to enter oil production. In addition, Auditor General Deodat Sharma has already expressed intentions to audit Guyana’s environmental protection systems.Other agencies on the chopping block for 2018 are the Parliament Office, the GECOM, the Supreme Court of Judicature (request of .7 billion was reduced to .8 billion), the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecution’s request for 3.8 million was reduced to 4.2 million), and the Office of the Ombudsman.last_img read more

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Sunday race to determine Roubaix Cup champion

first_imgThe event will take place in some fairly warm weather, as Sunday’s forecasted temperature is plus five. As a result, the Two Rivers loop portion of the race is expected to be slushy and muddy.The circuit will begin with 8 km’s of pavement, followed by a 12 km portion of gravel and snow, wrapping up back on the 8 km paved trail.Following the first two races of the series, Kevin Shaw and defending champion Pat Ferris are tied for first with nine points.- Advertisement -2010 winner Gary Hilderman, series rookie Dan Webster and George Gamble are all tied for second with four points each. Depending on who wins Sunday’s race will decide the Roubaix Cup series winner.The race will once again begin from the Baldonnel School, starting at 2 p.m.For more information or to register for the Blizzard Bike Club, visit the club’s official website.   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal ease to Europa victory in Sweden

first_img0Shares0000Off the mark: Nacho Monreal gives Arsenal the lead © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP / Robert HENRIKSSONPARIS, France, Feb 16 – Mesut Ozil scored as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory at Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the first leg of their Europa League, last-32 tie on Thursday, while Michy Batshuayi snatched Borussia Dortmund a dramatic win over Atalanta.Left-back Nacho Monreal put Arsenal into an early lead with his fifth goal of the season, tapping in after home goalkeeper Aly Keita inexplicably let the ball slip from his grasp. The visitors were also gifted the second goal in the 24th minute as Ostersunds tried to play their way out of their own area, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan latching onto the loose ball and seeing a low cross diverted into his own net by defender Sotirios Papagiannopoulos.Ostersunds coach Graham Potter, a former defender for Stoke and West Brom in England, made two half-time changes in an attempt to change the flow of the game, but Arsenal all but ended the tie before the hour mark.Mkhitaryan played in Ozil, who jinked his way through and saw his shot burst through the hands of the hapless Keita and bobble into the net.Ostersunds were gifted a chance to at least add a memorable goal to their fairytale run, but after Tesfaldet Tekie was brought down by Hector Bellerin, David Ospina saved Tom Pettersson’s injury-time penalty.The comfortable win means that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be able to rest his key players for the second leg at the Emirates in a week’s time.“We did the job well, controlled the ball against a good side,” Wenger told BT Sport.“Overall we played a serious game, so job done. They looked very nervous and we took advantage of it.”– Red-hot Batshuayi rescues Dortmund –Two timer: Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi scored twice for Dortmund in their win over Atalanta © AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZBatshuayi continued his good form with a late brace as Dortmund fought back to beat Atalanta 3-2 at Signal Iduna Park.Dortmund forged ahead on the half-hour mark through Andre Schurrle, but Josip Ilicic’s quickfire double after half-time put Atalanta ahead.Dortmund hit back midway through the second period, though, as Batshuayi slammed in his fourth goal in three games for the club since joining on loan from Chelsea in January.And the Belgian striker pounced in the first minute of added time to give the two-time runners-up a precious lead in the tie.“The really disappointing thing is we threw away a game that we shouldn’t have lost,” admitted Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.“After cradling the dream of winning, we suffered this disappointment in the final minutes. The second leg will not be easy.”Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid recovered from falling behind early on at FC Copenhagen to cruise to a 4-1 victory.Saul Niguez, Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann were all on the scoresheet as Diego Simoene’s La Liga title-chasers put one foot into the last 16.Serie A leaders Napoli have it all to do, though, after Germany international Timo Werner’s second-half brace led RB Leipzig to a shock 3-1 win in Italy.Patrick Cutrone and Fabio Borini scored as AC Milan claimed a 3-0 advantage over Ludogorets Razgrad to take back to the San Siro for the return leg.“I’m a bit angry, we could do a lot better. Having fast players they put us in trouble,” said a surprisingly disgruntled Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso.Mario Balotelli scored twice, but 10-man Nice blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Lokomotiv Moscow as Manuel Fernandes hit a hat-trick, while Valere Germain struck two goals as Marseille cruised past Braga 3-0.A 78th-minute winner from Callum McGregor gave former European champions Celtic victory over Zenit St Petersburg at Parkhead, and Lazio were beaten 1-0 by FCSB in Bucharest.Lyon, semi-finalists last season, impressively saw off Villarreal 3-1 with Nabil Fekir and Memphis Depay both finding the net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgQualifications include doctor approval and recommendation. For more information, call (800) 823-5220 or visit www.threewishes2.com. Mexico insurance available to drivers Residents planning a trip to Mexico can purchase “Mexico Insurance” through AAA. As a service to those who plan to travel to any part of Mexico by car, the Automobile Club of Southern California sells policies to cover cars and travel. The service is open to the public. AAA membership is not required. The Whittier office of the Auto Club is at 16041 E. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (562) 902-4630. Hospital provides weight loss help Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will offer a community workshop for residents more than 20 pounds overweight. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 and will last for nine consecutive weeks. The Whittier hospital’s dietetic technician will teach on the importance of nutrition education, physical activity and behavioral therapy in weight reduction and management. A commitment and materials fee of $45 is due at registration. Space is limited. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2580. Seniors invited to night in `Paris’ The Norwalk Senior Center will host a New Year’s Eve dance from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The theme for the dance is “A Night in Paris.” A countdown to the coming year will take place at 9 p.m. Music will be provided by the Jumpin Joz swing band. Dinner will be prepared by Chris’ & Pitt’s and includes prime rib, sides and dessert. Prize drawings will also take place throughout the night. Tickets cost $20 per person, and the event is dine-in only. Seating is limited. The final day to buy tickets is Dec. 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 929-5580. Christmas sale benefits charity Christmas decorations and gifts are available at the Assistance League of Whittier’s Bargain Bin at 6330 Greenleaf Ave. Additionally, Timeless Treasures, the antique gift store upstairs, offering more expensive items, is having a half-price sale. The shops are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The year-round stores accept donations of used clothing, household items, holiday decorations, antiques and collectibles. For information about the Assistance League and its activities, call (562) 698-7012. – 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSpace is limited. To make reservations or for more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Power chairs offered to disabled Wishes on Wheels is making power wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory senior citizens age 65 and up and to the disabled of any age, if they qualify. Usually, there is no charge or out-of-pocket expense for the power wheelchair, including shipping and delivery to the home by a technician who makes final adjustments to fit the individual and shows them how to use and maintain it. No deposit is required and there is no obligation for determining if they qualify. Collette Tours will give a presentation on travel for seniors from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. The presentation, “Travel Buddies: Meet and Greet,” is aimed at single seniors who enjoy traveling but are unable to afford the high prices of singles accommodations. This will provide an opportunity for all singles 55 or older to make new friendships and experience new traveling possibilities in the future with a new travel buddy. A speaker from Collette Tours will also discuss the subject. last_img
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Homeless man dies in building fire

first_img160Want 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The ironic thing is that we’re expecting to get our final permits today,” Brown said. Firefighters believe transients have been using the vacant building for shelter during cold nights. At least two others were likely in the building when the fire started just after 7 a.m., Markota said, but they scattered before firefighters arrived. More than 90 firefighters fought the blaze, extinguishing the flames in about 30 minutes, Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers said. A preliminary investigation shows that the fire likely started with a candle, which could have been knocked over by a person or the wind, Markota said. “This time of year, we have a lot of candle fires,” Markota said. The building sustained more than $100,000 in damage, but officials are considering the damage minor because the building was slated for demolition anyway, Markota said. — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com VAN NUYS — A disabled homeless man spending the night in a vacant building in Van Nuys died early today in a fire that probably began when a candle fell over, officials said. The unidentified man, who had braces on his legs, crawled to a window of the building in the 7000 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue, attempting to get away from the flames, but security bars blocked his escape, Battalion Chief Dick Markota said. “We could not get in there to do a rapid search” when we arrived on the scene, Markota said. “We had to fight our way into the building. When we finally knocked the fire down, we realized we had a body there. He was already expired. It’s terrible.” The building has been vacant for months, said Mike Brown, the building’s owner. Brown planned to raze the structure for a new commercial project at the site.last_img read more

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High school seniors get taste of Mt. SAC

first_imgWALNUT – After 13 years spent dreaming of becoming a pilot, Jim Soto came a bit closer to takeoff after touring part of the flight program at Mt. San Antonio College. “The flight simulation and aeronautics was pretty interesting,” said the 18-year-old Diamond Bar High School student. “When I was 5 years old I saw a plane and it inspired me.” In September he will be part of this program. Soto was one of more than 400 high school seniors who participated in the college’s annual Senior’s Day on Wednesday to get a taste of life on a college campus. “I hope that they get choices to make more informed decisions about their life after they graduate,” said Mt. SAC outreach coordinator Ida Cuenza. They will “get a taste for it and see how this will contribute to their future,” she said. Students interested in technology, business, media and design, health and teaching careers had a chance to explore school facilities related to their field of interest. A good portion of the students chose to tour the campus health center where they watch paramedic trainees practice rescue and automobile extraction scenarios and intubation and CPR performed on a mannequin. Rose Garcia, 17, from Pomona’s Ganesha High School, wants to be a registered nurse and was surprised that the mannequins used in training were so lifelike. “They actually blinked and had heartbeats and a pulse if you touched their wrists,” Garcia said. With the current nursing shortage, Lance Wilcher, professor of pediatrics and neurological endocrine disorders, told the students the medical field can make for a lucrative career. “You can get a job anywhere in the United States, anywhere in the world,” he said. “You get paid really well. And at the end you get to go to sleep with a good feeling because you probably just helped save somebody’s life.” lafayette.hight@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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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EMMET RUSHE: ARE YOU ABLE FOR THE 12 ROUNDS OF CHRISTMAS?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE:It is officially the season to be jolly.All the Grinches, Scrooges and Bah Humbuggers can suck it up, because Santa Clause is coming to town! Maybe I came on too strong there, but if you aren’t enjoying the holiday season, you need to come and relieve some stress at my Rushe Fitness group training classes. Booking for January is open and places are almost gone. You know how January is, so don’t wait until it’s too late.Drop me a message through the link below and we’ll get you started.Each year, to celebrate the festive season, I have a special workout that I do with my members.I have been doing this for the last 3 years and it hasn’t failed to disappoint yet.The workout is simple and effective, and by effective I basically mean that it is a bit horrible. As it is Christmas, the workout has a Christmassy theme.If you know the 12 days of Christmas, (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), that is the inspiration for the workout.So take a minute and have a little sing song to yourself. Get that catchy tune into your head. Maybe get Sandra from the office to join in and help you. Can Sandra sing?Oh, well maybe not then.The best part of this workout is that you don’t need much space, or any equipment, but if you have access to some and want to make it harder, you can add some in. Want to give it a try?Here we go.The workout goes like the song does (12 days of Christmas)All you need is an exercise mat.30 seconds jogging on the spot2 More Burpees3 Squat Jumps – jumping (add weight if needed)4 lunges – lunging (each leg) (add weight if needed)5 prisoner squats (add weight if needed)6 reverse lunges – lunging (each leg) (add weight if needed)7 X-body Mountain Climbers – climbing (each leg)8 Plank to Press – pressing9 Push ups – pushing10 Total Body Extensions – extending11 Jumping Jacks – jumping12 Burpees – burpingHow you do the workout is exactly like the song. Do the 1st exercise;“On the first day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 30 seconds jogging on the spot”Then do the 2nd exercise, then the 1st exercise.“On the second day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.”Then do the 3rd exercise, then the 2nd, then the 1st.“On the 3rd day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 3 Squat Jumps, 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.”Then 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st and so on until you are going from 12 all the way down to 1.“On the 4th day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 4 Lunges lunging, 3 squat jumps jumping, 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.”You continue to work your way through the workout exactly like the sequence of the song.It sounds easy on paper, trust me, it’s not.The exercises suggested are to allow minimal equipment to be used.If you are in a training facility and have access to a load of equipment, feel free to add in different exercises to make it harder or easier or to suit your style of training.You are only limited by your imagination.If you try it out, I’d love to hear how you get on with it. Send me a message on my Rushe Fitness page through the link below and let me know how you get on with it.Santa hats and Christmas jumpers are optional.#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE: ARE YOU ABLE FOR THE 12 ROUNDS OF CHRISTMAS? was last modified: December 13th, 2015 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:emmet rushesfitness columnlast_img read more

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Four absolute steals Man United and Chelsea got from former European kings

first_img 5 PSV fans have been lucky enough to see some of football’s greatest ever players don their club colours.Romario, Ronaldo – the original one – and Ronald Koeman have all played for the Dutch side.But despite being crowned kings of Europe in 1988 by beating Benfica in the final, the club has been more of a stepping stone to greater things for many players. 2. PSV goal machine Ruud van Nistelrooy joins United in 2001The striker came to prominence at PSV at the end of the 90s when he scored 60 goals in his first two seasons at the club following his £4.2m move from Heerenveen in 1998. Everyone wanted a piece of Van Nistelrooy, but Sir Alex Ferguson was determined to get him and the Dutchman was ready to join United in 2000, but injured his knee bringing an end to any transfer. However, Fergie wanted him so much he maintained contact and got his man in 2001 for £19m, a British transfer record at the time. Van Nistelrooy score 36 goals in his debut season in England and then struck 44 times in the 2002/03 campaign, as the club won the Premier League. He finished his United career in 2006 with 150 goals in 219 games. What a striker. 3. Chelsea pip Man United to £12m Arjen Robben in 2004A number of European clubs wanted the tricky winger and in England, Chelsea and Man United were the leading contenders. The Blues won the battle despite the 20-year-old being shown around United’s training facilities. “I had a very good conversation with [Ferguson] over dinner in Manchester and we spoke about football and life,” Robben told FourFourTwo magazine. “I also went and had a good look around the training ground and everything was good.“But after I went back to PSV nothing happened. There was no real contact and the deal didn’t happen. PSV were also negotiating with Chelsea at that time, so maybe they offered PSV more money? I don’t really know.“I spoke to Chelsea and I liked their plans. We had one meeting and everything was done pretty quickly. Had Manchester United offered me a deal straight after I met them, I would have signed there, but it didn’t happen and I’ve got no regrets.”And why would he? Under Jose Mourinho he won back-to-back Premier League titles, plus an FA and League Cup winners medal. Injuries hampered his stay in London, though, and he eventually left for Real Madrid in 2007. Robben joined Chelsea in 2004 and won the Premier League 4. Man United make Jaap Stam the most expensive defender in 1998Stam’s £10.5m transfer may have been deemed expensive at the time, but it paid off and his defending won him praise around the Continent. He was strong, passed the ball well, only dived into tackles when absolutely necessary (usually winning the ball) and finished his first season with the European Defender of the Year accolade, as well as that unique treble. “I couldn’t have wished for a better first season in England; winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League climax to it all,” he said. He was sold to Lazio for £16.5m in 2001, which Fergie accepts was a mistake. The Old Trafford supremo thought the price was too good to turn down for someone who had suffered from injury. “He’d been out for months and, when he came back, [assistant] Steve McClaren and I thought he had lost a yard of pace,” he explained in 2008. “We played Fulham and he didn’t have a good game, and at that moment Lazio come in and offer £16.5m. So then Jaap goes to Lazio and he played fantastic. So it was a bad decision. I should maybe have waited a bit longer.” Park swapped PSV for Manchester United in 2005 5 Van Nistelrooy cost £19m, but proved to be worth every penny PSV won the European Cup in 1988 5 5 The aforementioned trio all eventually left for Barcelona at various stages as did Mark van Bommel, Philip Cocu and Bolo Zenden, while Ruud Gullit departed for Milan.Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Chelsea have also done well out of the club, too.1. Man United land Korea superstar Ji-sung Park in 2005United paid PSV a reported £4m for Park, ‘a player’s player’, according to Rio Ferdinand in a 2009 Guardian interview. “Up there with best in world for movement and so intelligent and direct with runs off the ball. His work-rate is unreal; he adds a dimension no other player brings to the team. He’s under-rated, a real top player,” he added. In his first season, Park played 34 Premier League games and ended his Old Trafford career in 2012 with four Premier League winners’ medals and three League Cups as well as the Champions League even though he was devastated to play no part in that famous victory against Chelsea. With Stam at the heart of defence, Man United won the Champions League in 1999 5last_img read more

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