22 Sep
2020

Iheanacho trains like an animal — Rodgers

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Vardy primed for another prolific season after brace at West Brom EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has described Kelechi Iheanacho’s situation at the club as “unfortunate” with first-choice striker Jamie Vardy at his best.Rodgers highlighted Vardy’s impressive goalscoring run as a factor that has limited the Super Eagles forward from playing in the English top-flight this term.The 23-year-old has been predominantly used in League Cup games and he has scored two goals in two appearances, his latest effort came in the Foxes’ 3-1 win over Burton Albion on Tuesday.Ahead of Sunday’s league outing against Crystal Palace, Rodgers praised Iheanacho’s work ethic in training and admitted he is in his long-term plans.“Yes [he does have a future long term],” Rodgers said when quizzed about the Nigerian’s future.“He’s unfortunate he is playing behind one of the great strikers in Europe. Jamie is at the very top of his game, in his goalscoring and his pressing, so it’s very difficult for [Iheanacho] to get in.“He’s very much a part of our squad. He trains like an animal every day, he’s so good.”Tags: Burton AlbionJamie VardyKelechi IheanachoLeicester Citylast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Ferdinand may appeal FA ban

first_img “I haven’t met many classier footballers in my time than Rio Ferdinand, he’s a top-class person. “I don’t need to talk to him about it, not really. “I don’t read Twitter, I don’t even know what it is, I wouldn’t know how to read it and it doesn’t interest me one little bit. “We’re not overloaded with fit defenders, so I want Rio available for every game, that’s for sure.” Refusing to rule playmaker Adel Taarabt out of contention for Saturday’s Chelsea trip, Redknapp said the Morocco midfielder “could be a world-class player”. Redknapp said Taarabt vowed to fight for full fitness in a training-ground chat on Monday, following the pair’s protracted public spat over the 25-year-old’s condition. “If he was to make the most of what he’s got he could be a world-class player,” said Redknapp. “He’s got the ability to be one of the best in the Premier League. “It’s like Ravel Morrison, he should be playing for England with that ability. “Ravel should be playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid he’s that good, but he’s not even playing at Cardiff. “It’s a shame and a waste, and it’s similar with Adel. “Adel came to see me on Monday and we had a great chat. “He admitted he needed to get fitter: he wants to get fit, wants to play, wants to get back in the team, and that’s all I needed to hear from him. “He’s trained all week and I’ve been delighted with his attitude and the chat we had. “If it turns him round and he comes back, shows everyone what he can do, then it will be great. “He’s got fantastic ability, and it would be one the great crimes in football if he doesn’t realise that. “I wouldn’t hesitate to put him in the squad (to play Chelsea), he’s trained well.” The ex-Manchester United centre-back was “severely warned as to his future conduct” after the FA dished out the punishment on Tuesday, relating to an alleged sexist tweet. Ferdinand used the slang term “sket”, taken to mean a promiscuous woman, in response to a derogatory message received on social network Twitter. Redknapp believes there is no need to talk to Ferdinand about his character, suggesting the FA had been heavy-handed in its punishment. “If someone slags him off and he goes back and slags them off it doesn’t equate (to a ban for a red card), I can’t see it,” said Redknapp. “We’ll have to sit down and see what the circumstances are (for an appeal). “We’re not sure exactly what he’s done and what the charge is and what the reasons are behind it. “He does know how to behave off the pitch, I’ve not had many footballers behave better off the pitch than Rio, on the pitch and off the pitch. “I don’t have any problems with the way Rio conducts himself. Rio Ferdinand and QPR’s bosses will make the decision on whether to appeal the defender’s three-match Football Association ban by Friday night. Manager Harry Redknapp, chief executive Philip Beard and chairman Tony Fernandes met Ferdinand and his representatives at QPR’s Harlington training ground on Thursday. Redknapp has leapt to Ferdinand’s defence, labelling the former England defender a “top-class person”, despite his ban and £25,000 fine for comments made on Twitter. Press Associationlast_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Charlie Lake Fire Department at a crossroads

first_imgHe says residents need to realise that if the department has to hire staff, they could see a $25 to $35 increase in their regional taxes. However, if the department does not hire staff, residents could see a 50 per cent increase in their insurance, which he says could translate to an additional $1,200 to $1,400 a year for an average $300,000 home.The fire department currently covers around 6,000 residents and 122 businesses.Charlie Lake residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting being held at the Pomeroy Hotel on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Charlie Lake residents have a big decision to make regarding their fire protection services.The Charlie Lake Fire Department does not currently have enough volunteers during the day to ensure adequate service to the area, says Fire Chief Al Pinkerton.- Advertisement -Pinkerton says the fire department had an insurance underwriter study done in September which showed that the department would require six qualified staff during the day on a consistent basis, which has so far been a problem ensuring. He says that the number of volunteers often varies between six and eight or three and four on any given day.The fire department is now facing the prospect of either hiring two staff members – one full-time and one part-time – or potentially having to disband.The choice for residents, Pinkerton says, is that they have to decide whether they would prefer a tax increase to cover the additional staff or have their home insurance increase significantly.Currently, Charlie Lake is considered a semi-protected area, but he says if the department cannot acquire enough staff, the area would be considered unprotected, resulting in a 50 per cent increase in a person’s house insurance.Advertisement CORRECTION: An earlier version of the story stated that residents could see a couple hundred dollar increase in their regional taxes.  That was incorrect.  The increase would only be between $25 and $35, bringing the portion of resident’s taxes towards the fire department up to a couple hundred dollars.Advertisementlast_img read more

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