Spurs ace Serge Aurier admits he wanted to leave the club last summer

first_imgSERGE AURIER admits he wanted to quit Spurs over the summer.The right-back, 26, claims he tried leaving following the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool after making just eight Premier League appearances last season.3 Serge Aurier admits he wanted to leave Spurs last summerCredit: ReutersBut Mauricio Pochettino instead offloaded Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid, forcing Aurier to stay.The Ivory Coast international has featured three times already in the league, and also played the full 90 minutes of the 7-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.It appears Aurier is happy to stay at Spurs for now.But there is a long list of other Tottenham players reportedly on the brink of ditching Pochettino’s flagging project.Christian Eriksen is set to depart on a free transfer at the end of the season, with Real Madrid his likely destination.3Key defender Toby Alderweireld is out of contract next summer and has been strongly linked to Manchester United.England international Eric Dier has been transfer listed and could be out of the door by Christmas.Left-back Danny Rose is also up for grabs after coming close to joining Watford in the last transfer window.And Aurier claims that although he’s focused on his current tasks, he is still open to leaving in the future.Aurier said: “I was looking for an exit, so I couldn’t play. When you’re trying to move, you can’t play because an injury or whatever else can scupper everything.3“I wanted to leave so it was normal for me to not be on the pitch.“Beyond that, it’s the manager’s decision. He’s the one who decides what’s best for the group.“Like I’ve said, the season is long so we’ll try and be better going forward and for what comes next.“That desire to leave, I think it’s a bit normal. I’m an important player of the national team. I’m not 20 anymore and I need to play, to be happy.“There are situations that mean you need to make a decision. I’m a big boy and a dad, so there are choices that are good for me and my family.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own club“But I’m not the only one who decides. Today, the window is closed so I’m focusing on my club and we’ll see what happens later.“I’m not disappointed to have stayed because that will allow me to surpass myself, to have a very good season and we’ll see.“The boss has the last word and here the boss is the manager.”Watch the new Spurs stadium transform into an NFL field as the first kick is taken under the lights between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bearslast_img read more

66th North Peace Fall Fair photos

first_img– Advertisement – At the same time, the public wandered through art exhibitions of photography and handicrafts, and rows of rabbits, roosters and cows. Music was also a big part of the event, with a dance with music by Jack Jackson both Friday and Saturday night, an open music jamboree Sunday and an amateur talent show.last_img

New Swans signing aware he faces challenge to keep Swansea place

first_img1 Jack Cork New Swansea midfielder Jack Cork knows he faces a challenge to keep his place in the team.The former Chelsea man moved to Wales from Southampton in January after falling down the pecking order at St Mary’s.Since the transfer, Cork has started three matches under Garry Monk, including the 2-1 win over Manchester United at the weekend.But he is refusing to get complacent at his new club and wants to make sure he keeps producing his best football as he looks to become a first-team regular in the Premier League.“Keeping my place in this team will be a massive challenge because there’s so much quality in the squad,” Cork said.“I want to play more and see how far we can go this season. We have a very strong squad and results like this show that we can beat the best in the division.”last_img read more

‘GERRY ADAMS THREATENED TO HIT BROTHER WITH HAMMER AT BUNCRANA COTTAGE’ – WITNESS TELLS COURT

first_imgGERRY ADAMS, the Sinn Fein President, threatened to hit his brother with a hammer during a row over claims Liam Adams abused his own daughter, a court has heard.A prosecution witness in the trial of Liam Adams has also claimed she thought she would be seen as a police informer in 1987 after claims of sexual abuse were made to the authorities.Liam Adams, 57, of Bernagh Drive, west Belfast, is accused of ten counts of child sex abuse including rape, indecent assault and gross indecency against his daughter, Aine, between 1977 and 1983. Mr Adams denies all the charges against him.This morning Sarah Campbell told Belfast Crown Court of her dealings with the police and social services in early 1987, when she and her daughter Aine had made statements to the police.She said she felt in her contact with the RUC she was being made into a police tout to get information.Ms Campbell also claimed a young social worker had advised her to not meet the police “in the town”.She was living in the west Belfast estate, New Barnsley, at the time.The complaints by Aine Adams and her mother were made to the police in January 1987, but they were withdrawn the following month.The court this afternoon heard a claim that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams threatened to hit his brother, Liam, with a hammer during a heated conversation in a cottage in Buncrana in 1987.Ms Campbell told of going with Aine, her brother-in-law Gerry and another family member to confront Liam Adams.She gave evidence of what she claimed was a heated conversation during which Gerry said to his brother: “If you are not telling the truth, I will hit you with a hammer.”The trial continues.‘GERRY ADAMS THREATENED TO HIT BROTHER WITH HAMMER AT BUNCRANA COTTAGE’ – WITNESS TELLS COURT was last modified: April 16th, 2013 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:’GERRY ADAMS THREATENED TO HIT BROTHER WITH HAMMER AT BUNCRANA COTTAGE’ – WITNESS TELLS COURTlast_img read more

NO HIDING PLACE FOR LINDA AS MARATHON DAY ARRIVES!

first_imgBack in February Linda Martin could barely run the length of herself.Now the Letterkenny-based teacher who hails from Dungloe is preparing for the Dublin Marathon tomorrow.Linda was chosen by Spar to be one of a team of runners, one from each county, to raise funds and prove to themselves that they could do the grueling 26.2 mile course. This is Linda’s last update before she crosses the line to do the business. We’re al behind you Linda! “This is it! After all the months of running and all the hard work the main event is upon me. Only a day to go!!!I went for a nice easy run this morning in Downings. This was my last run before the big one tomorrow. After missing 23 days training due to a bad chest infection I worried that I might not be fit enough or recover in time for the big day.Thanks to Teresa McDaid the fantastic experienced coach who trains Letterkenny AC I will be running the marathon on Monday. After missing so much training I thought I would have to walk the marathon.But due to her help, guidance, nutritional advice and enthusiasm I am back running again and managed 18 miles last Saturday. I know I will finish the marathon now.I would like to thank Teresa and everyone from Letterkenny AC for their help and support and I hope all the athletes doing the marathon get on well on Monday. They have been great to train with and I will continue to train with them this winter.They meet at the Aura every Tuesday and Thursday night so if you want to meet a friendly encouraging crowd of runners and get expert advice there is no better place for you to go. It is for all runners at all levels and its great fun!Thank you to everyone who sponsored me in aid of MS Donegal branch and the North West Cancer Group. Yesterday I lodged €1300 and I still have to collect the sponsor cards people took and the collection boxes from Tobins so thank you to everyone for their generosity!you can still sponsor me by emailing me at lindabrennan21@yahoo.ie and I will let you know where your nearest card is. I would also like to thank the third class I teach in Woodland National School. I am very lucky to be teaching such lovely boys and girls. They made me lovely good luck cards and they made posters for all the other Spartans yesterday.Fingers crossed all goes well on Monday. I am really really looking forward to it. Initially I was aiming to run the marathon in sub 5 hours but after being sick I think it will take me closer to 6 hours. Time is irrelevant to me now I just can’t wait to cross that finish line and get that medal and join the 0.01% of people on the planet who have completed a marathon!”NO HIDING PLACE FOR LINDA AS MARATHON DAY ARRIVES! was last modified: October 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DUBLIN MARATHONLINDA BRENNANSpartan Challengelast_img read more

Jimmy’s winning Old Firm matches as Celtic young guns defeat Rangers

first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS’S Celtic Development squad defeated Rangers 1-0 in the SPFL Development League at Murray Park this afternoon.Former Donegal manager McGuinness has passed his UEFA ‘B’ coaching licence and will this year begin taking his ‘A’ licence.The Glenties man, who managed Donegal to the 2012 All-Ireland win, was recruited by Celtic in 2013, initially working as a Performance Consultant with the first team at Parkhead. McGuinness remained at the club after Neil Lennon’s departure and stayed on during Ronny Deila’s tenure.McGuinness still works with the Hoops’ first team under Brendan Rodgers and is working closely with the Development squad as part of his own coaching development.McGuinness is a coach with the Tommy McIntyre-managed team.Just before half-time today, Calvin Miller fired home the only goal of the game to secure the Old Firm win. McGuinness had four success-laden years as Donegal manager. The capture of Sam Maguire in 2012 as well as three Ulster SFC wins and appearances in another Ulster final and All-Ireland final meant his reign was the most successful period ever for Donegal football.Jimmy’s winning Old Firm matches as Celtic young guns defeat Rangers was last modified: January 18th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:CelticJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

VAT RISE WILL HAMMER DONEGAL, SAYS TD

first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said that the decision to frontload a 2% increase in VAT will put serious pressure on businesses in border towns and villages.Despite the Taoiseach’s assertions that currency fluctuations have a greater impact on cross border trade rather than the 2% VAT increase, Deputy McConalogue has said that we are at the mercy of global economic factors when it comes to currency fluctuations but we do have complete control over our own domestic VAT rate.“Local businesses on this side of the border have been aggressively pursuing price cuts and competitive business strategies for the past number of years leading to better value for money for shoppers.  Prices are well down on what they had been.  This 2% VAT hike is an insult to their efforts to remain competitive. Worse still, it could be the final nail in the coffin for many local businesses. “The 3% differential between us and Northern Ireland will naturally lead to a migration of shoppers faced with higher shopping bills to the North at a time when we can’t afford to be losing any business or spend on this side of the border.  It will put businesses here under enormous pressure to stay afloat.“The Fine Gael/Labour Government clearly have not thought this through properly. Frontloading a VAT hike will stifle businesses and entrepreneurship at the very wrong time in our recovery. There is no doubt that this will cost jobs in border communities. I am appealing to the local Government Deputies to fight for our communities and seek a reverse of this damaging decision.”VAT RISE WILL HAMMER DONEGAL, SAYS TD was last modified: November 21st, 2011 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more

INISHOWEN’S NEW BISHOP IS FROM ANTRIM

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: THE new Bishop of Derry has been chosen from outside the ranks of local clergy.The Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Conor Donal McKeown has been appointed the new Bishop of the diocese which covers Inishowen.The announcement was made in Derry a short time ago. The 64 year old is meeting the Press in the city now to discuss his new appointment.Born in Belfast, the 63-year-old succeeds Dr Seamus Hegarty who retired as Bishop of Derry in late 2011.Dr McKeown is a former president of Saint Malachy’s College, Belfast.He is fluent in German and Italian and he has a working knowledge of French and Polish. Dr McKeown is also a regular contributor, both north and south, to radio and television as well as having opinion articles published in newspapers and periodicals.INISHOWEN’S NEW BISHOP IS FROM ANTRIM was last modified: February 25th, 2014 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)last_img read more

An Bord Pleanala grant permission for wind farm at Barnesmore

first_imgAn Bord Pleanala has granted permission for a wind farm at Lough Mourne and Barnesmore.Notice of the application was printed on the agency’s website today.It follows a vigorous campaign objecting to the wind farm by parts of the local community. The farm is to be built by Planree Ltd with a capital investment in up to 36 wind turbines of anything up to €150 million.The developers say the proposal has the potential to generate electricity for 29,000 households.The local Finn Valley Wind Action group had strongly opposed the plans.An Bord Pleanala grant permission for wind farm at Barnesmore was last modified: June 27th, 2018 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:Barnesmoregrantedpermissionwind farmlast_img read more