Alan Pardew revelling in Crystal Palace role

first_img Pardew, the former Newcastle boss, is closing in on his one-year managerial anniversary at Selhurst Park after he was unveiled by chairman Steve Parish on January 2. On his arrival, Palace looked destined for relegation, but Pardew guided them to an impressive 10th in the table. They have since landed the marque signing of Yohan Cabaye from Paris St Germain, and with 16 games of the current campaign gone, they are just three points away from a top-four spot. “I don’t think it could have gone much better really,” said Pardew reflecting on his period in charge. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I’ve enjoyed working with Steve Parish in particular. “It’s given me more power in the transfer market to try to build the team around the vision that I have and I hope that continues. “We just want to really push on in this second half of the season and if we can match the first half, I would be delighted.” Palace head into their Barclays Premier League clash at Stoke on Saturday with the imminent investment of £100million from American businessmen Joshua Harris and David Blitzer who are set to purchase a controlling stake in the club. The deal will see the duo, who already own the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, hold an equal 18 per cent share in Palace with Parish, who will remain as chairman. But Pardew does not expect to be splashing the cash on new players when the transfer window re-opens next month. “I don’t see too much investment in January,” Pardew said. “I am quite happy with the squad. I think we probably have a little surplus that might need trimming and we have got one or two that might go out on loan or we might move on. Alan Pardew does not believe he could have enjoyed a better 12 months in charge of Crystal Palace. “Maybe we would look at bringing in a body depending on who we lost, but we certainly don’t want to lose any of our key players because our key players are really driving the club forward.” The arrival of Harris and Blitzer will also usher in the redevelopment of Selhurst Park with plans to increase the stadium’s capacity to 40,000. Pardew added: “I have to understand that the stadium is an important part of this investment and I get that. But I don’t think it’s going to impact too much on the transfer kitty I was going to get if the stadium or the investment wasn’t there. “I think we’re pretty much on the same lines as we were. We’ve obviously brought in Yohan Cabaye this year and Bakary Sakho, to great expense. “I’m sure we can do the same next year. If you’re canny in the market you can create a team that is competitive in the Premier League at the top level.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Fans praise Kane’s ‘unbelievable’ goal v and joke about his diving row

first_imgSpurs striker Harry Kane says he’s not a diver after 2-2 draw with Arsenal How did he score that? Unbelievable from Harry Kane! 🔥#LEITOT pic.twitter.com/5b6NFQSaHS— TREQUARTISTA (@A55KIKR) September 21, 2019 Kane just scored a goal whilst asking Son to paint him like one of his French girls pic.twitter.com/faJ9kuXxqQ— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 21, 2019 This edit from @5foot11newt is absolutely amazing! Harry Kane👌 pic.twitter.com/JZw749bg3R— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) September 21, 2019 How am I supposed to tell my kids that Harry Kane scored from this position? pic.twitter.com/WWEdUcwWv7— BenchWarmers – #StayHomeSaveLives (@BeWarmers) September 21, 2019center_img OMG OMG OMG. All those people who bang on about Kane Diving. He just Dived. And Still Scored. That was humanly magnificent— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) September 21, 2019 HARRY KANE earned widespread praise for his goal against Leicester, with fans joking how good the Spurs star is when he stays on his feet.The England captain, 26, was likened to Manchester United defender Phil Jones for the way in which he continued to play the ball while stumbling to the turf.2 Harry Kane wowed fans by opening the scoring against Leicester while falling overCredit: Reuters2 The Tottenham striker hooked the ball into the ground and over Kasper SchmeichelCredit: Getty – ContributorWith the scores level at the King Power Stadium, Kane received a backheel pass from Son Heung-Min, but the chance looked to have been squandered after he began falling to the ground.But despite Foxes ‘keeper Kasper Schmeichel rushing out to narrow the angle, the Tottenham striker managed to scoop a shot into the ground to force it up and over the Dane into the net.BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey labelled the goal “special”, and pundit Joe Cole said: “You’ve just got to admire it.”I’m not even going to go through Leicester’s defending, because the passing, the movement, the ability, was unreal, and that’s why this lad’s the best in the business.”Former England striker Peter Crouch added: “He’s off-balance there. How he managed to have the touch with his left foot, and the second one with his right, is an unbelievable finish.””And you have to say he’s hit that into the ground on purpose.”You’ve just got to admire it and that’s why this lad’s the best in the businessJoe Cole on Harry KaneAnd fans were united in their agreement of Kane’s skill, with one tweeting: “Kane just scored a goal whilst asking Son to paint him like one of his French girls.”Another said: “OMG OMG OMG. All those people who bang on about Kane Diving. He just Dived. And Still Scored. That was humanly magnificent.”A third added: “Look what happens when Harry Kane tries to stay on his feet instead of diving. What a finish.”Kane was sent to ground after contact from Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu but any debate around diving or a penalty was made redundant after his finish.The 26-year-old was accused of simulation during the north London derby earlier this month after going down following pressure from Arsenal’s Sokratis.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP 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 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut Kane denied he was a diver, saying: “It was that stage of the game where you’re tired. He makes a tired tackle.”If I’m on the halfway line I will get it. But when you’re in the box it’s kind of 50-50.”The ref probably thinks I’m looking for it but all I am trying to do is shield the ball.What a goal from Harry Kane. My goodness. How on earth did he manage to score that!?!? Just amazing.— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) September 21, 2019 Harry Kane or Phil Jones?https://t.co/Bxhf8Qi2Xf— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) September 21, 2019last_img read more

Match Against Diabetes Set for Today

first_imgIn view of the severity of the diabetes and its effect on Liberians, the Liberia Diabetes Testing Center (LDTC) will today kick off an awareness campaign in the city of Monrovia. According to a press release yesterday, LDTC director James Momoh said the awareness in the city of Paynesville is aimed at engaging residents and providing them the needed education on diabetes prevention, management and treatment.He said diabetes, “which is an autoimmune disease, is gradually consuming the population due to the lack of awareness on the prevention of the disease which is often associated with life style changes.”He explained that Type 2 Diabetes, which runs in families, is the common type of hyperglycemia in Liberia. It requires life style changes, and is manageable if individuals suffering from the condition can get tested to know the status of their sugar levels.He said people that will participate in today’s awareness campaign will be wearing t-shirts, displaying banners depicting diabetes prevention, management and its treatment.Momoh said discussions are currently going on to expand services provided at the center to other communities in the city of Monrovia to make diabetes testing and awareness accessible to more Liberians in Monrovia and its environs.“Diabetes is only manageable if the people are provided the opportunity to get tested,” Momoh emphasized. At the testing center on Front Street opposite the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSA), the release said many Liberians are currently benefiting from LDTC services.Meanwhile, the release said participants will also have the opportunity to get evaluated on the status, including hypertension and other manageable medical conditions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more