Romford retail: Romford’s special brew

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Why Frank Lampard banished David Luiz from Chelsea’s first team training session

first_imgWhy Frank Lampard banished David Luiz from Chelsea’s first team training session Comment David Luiz is hopeful of completing a transfer deadline day move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Emery has been desperate to reinforce his defence this summer and the need for a new centre-half was exacerbated by Laurent Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux on Tuesday.Chelsea could demand as little as £8million for the two-time Premier League title winner, but a final decision on Luiz’s future and destination is likely to lie with director Marina Granovskaia.The west London club are said to be shocked by Luiz’s conduct, especially in light of him signing a new two-year deal as recently as May.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Frank Lampard is happy to sanction the sale of David Luiz from Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Frank Lampard stopped David Luiz from training with Chelsea’s first team squad amid concerns the Brazilian was becoming a disruptive influence.The 32-year-old was one of the few senior Chelsea players to advocate Maurizio Sarri being granted another season at Stamford Bridge after the divisive Italian masterminded Champions League qualification and Europa League success.Despite Sarri’s dismissal, Luiz had spoken positively about the impact Lampard had made since his return to the club in a managerial capacity, but relations between the pair have deteriorated rapidly, according to the Daily Telegraph.Luiz trained away from the rest of Chelsea’s first team stars ahead of the Premier League opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Lampard expected to select Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen at the heart of his defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former PSG centre-half, Luiz, had featured prominently in pre-season but was said to have been concerned after he started last weekend’s friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach on the bench, believing his first team opportunities could be limited heading into the new campaign.Lampard is reportedly happy to sanction the departure of his former teammate, even though he is unable to sign a replacement given Chelsea’s two window transfer ban.Luiz, for his part, wants to join Arsenal and his former manager Unai Emery. His agent arrived in London last night to try and broker a deal. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 10:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Yesteryear charm adds to the heritage appeal of Toowong residence on an elevated block

first_imgDATING back to 1885, this heritage residence, called Goldicott, exudes yesteryear charm with traditional features and large, elegant rooms. It occupies an elevated position on a 12,340sq m block, close to shopping centres, restaurants and the Brisbane CBD. The clever, elongated design includes nine bedrooms and multiple, spacious living areas, bordered by covered verandas with panoramic city views. 65 Grove Cres, Toowong.Six bedrooms occupy the opposite side, including four with built-in wardrobes and one with a fireplace and bay window. They sit alongside a sunroom and extensive bathroom with three toilets, three vanities and a separate shower and bathtub. Designed with rooms side-by-side, the rear of the property includes two kitchens with quality appliances and spacious benchtops. There are three more bedrooms, including the main, which has a walk-in wardrobe, private entry and an ensuite with double vanity. External stairs lead to the ground floor, which has a large laundry, additional bathroom and three more multipurpose rooms. Extra storage space is available in a shed next to a double carport. Outside, a brick pathway meanders around established gardens. Agent Andrew Degn said this was a rare property of unsurpassed substance and style, with extensive grounds that offered development opportunities. “Goldicott is a prized property where past and present combine to create luxurious living,” he said. 65 Grove Cres, Toowong.Classic features – rich in history and beauty – flow throughout the house, including high ceilings, decorative cornices, glass-framed doorways and timber finishes.The exterior of the home at 65 Grove Crescent, Toowong, combines established hedges with a dramatic staircase, ornate gable, chimneys and wraparound veranda featuring decorative fretwork. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoLeadlight windows frame the front door, which opens to a long hallway that splits part of the house into two distinct sections. One side has two living rooms and a formal dining room, all of which have fireplaces. Timber bi-fold doors let the living rooms combine into one large area with chandeliers and a bay window.last_img read more

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Allen nears return from injury

first_img The Wales midfielder has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury in the Capital One Cup defeat of Notts County seven weeks ago. The 23-year-old, who could be in contention for this weekend’s Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle, feels he is still to fully establish himself at Anfield following his move from Swansea last year. Press Association Allen told the club’s website, www.liverpoolfc.com: “I’ve been pretty open – last year didn’t quite go as well as I would have hoped. “There were certain games and moments where I did well – the key is to get that consistently. “A lot of people have spoken to me, fellow players have said about moving to a different club for the first time. It is the first time I have experienced that. “That’s out of the way now, so hopefully I’m a year on and a year more experienced because of that.” Allen enjoyed playing in more advanced positions during the pre-season campaign and hopes he will have more opportunity to get forward when he returns to action. He said: “If I have the chance to play further forward, like I did in pre-season, goals are obviously another big one that I’d like to add a bit more to my game. “It’s something I felt was coming at Swansea, and last season sort of stopped a little bit. That’s something I think I can offer looking forward.” center_img Joe Allen hopes to pick up where he left off after a promising pre-season campaign to make an impact in his second season at Liverpool.last_img read more

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Our beat writers unanimously pick Clemson over Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) travels to South Carolina this Saturday to face No. 3 Clemson in what will likely be Syracuse’s toughest matchup of the season. Last year the Orange shocked the college football world, defeating the Tigers 27-24 in the Carrier Dome. But the last time SU made the trip to Death Valley, Clemson dismantled the Orange, blanking them 54-0. Saturday’s showdown kicks off at noon on ABC with Syracuse entering the matchup as a 25.5-point underdog. Here are The Daily Orange beat writers’ predictions:Andrew Graham (4-0)Don’t overthink this oneClemson 45, Syracuse 27Syracuse’s undefeated dream ends this weekend. Off to its first 4-0 start since 1991 and fifth since World War II, this SU team is different than years past, better even than the squad that beat Clemson last season. But make no mistake, beating the Tigers in Death Valley is one of the hardest feats in football. In the last five years, Clemson is 33-2 at home. This Tigers side fits the mold of its predecessors: strong quarterback play and a fierce defense. Clemson’s defensive line has 16 sacks in four games. Freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence will be Clemson’s signal caller. Against Syracuse, the Tigers’ defensive front shouldn’t slow down much, and the young Lawrence will have a full game to expand on the nine touchdowns he’s thrown already. The Tigers remain undefeated, and Syracuse can brush off the dust and keep chasing bowl eligibility.Josh Schafer (4-0)Whose house?Clemson 34 Syracuse 17AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA year ago, Syracuse fans stormed the field after the Orange defeated 27-24 in the Loud House. That can’t happen this year. On the road, crowd noise will be the opposite it was a year ago and Babers already indicated on Monday that may affect communication among the offense as it did in 2016. Couple that with a defense which ranks top 20 in both yards and points allowed, and SU has a serious uphill battle. And that’s not including Clemson’s offense. Yes, freshman Trevor Lawrence is making his first career start. Yes, Kelly Bryant, a senior quarterback with a 16-2 record as a starter announced his transfer Tuesday. And yes, Syracuse has looked better through four games than it has in a long time. But still, the Orange aren’t on par with Clemson. Not yet. Four sacks per game, a hostile environment and the No. 1 recruit in the country are too much for Syracuse to matchup with at this point. Matt Liberman (3-1)Don’t Fall in the Tiger CageClemson 45, Syracuse 27The last time Syracuse started 5-0 was in 1987 when SU went undefeated and tied Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. That streak will continue this Saturday as Syracuse will fall to Clemson in Death Valley. Yes, as both Andrew and Josh explained, Kelly Bryant is transferring, Trevor Lawrence will start his first game, there are distractions in the locker room and this a certainly capable Syracuse team. That said, Syracuse does not have a five-star recruit on its team and only a couple of four-star recruits. Every single player on the Clemson defensive line will almost definitely be a first-round pick. Dino Babers said it’s the best defensive line he’s ever seen, and Trevor Lawrence is one of the best quarterback prospects in the last few decades. I see Syracuse hanging around in this game for a little bit simply because of the offensive firepower of this team and the ability to drive up the field quickly.But ultimately as the game goes on, that talent level and athleticism will wear down the Orange and the Tigers will walk away victorious. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 28, 2018 at 11:42 amlast_img read more

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Muslim High School Targets GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup Treble

first_imgDefending Champions, Muslim High School, Isolu’s hope of winning the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup for the third consecutive time was boosted after booking a place to the final of the Season 5 of the competition, courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Makun High School, Sagamu at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Tuesday.  The defending champions dominated the better part of the game but poor marksmanship and fantastic goalkeeping on the part of their opponent’s goalkeeper, who unsurprisingly was voted the player of the match stood between them and victory in regulation time.In the eventual penalty shootout, Muslim High School scored three of their goals while Makun failed to score one. In the other game, Iko Gateway Grammar School, Idiroko defeated Our Lady of Apostles, Ijebu Ode by a lone goal.In the male category, Pakoto High School, Ifo, got the better of Anglican Grammar School, Ota by 2-1, while Ipara Community Grammar School, Ipara defeated Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode by two goals to nil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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March Madness 2019: North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson says loss to Duke ‘will hurt for a little bit’

first_img Zion Williamson on finally facing North Carolina: ‘The rivalry lived up to what I expected it to be’ “He’s a really good athlete and he does a lot of things that they don’t have without him, so, it kind of changes the way they play offensively, definitely,” Johnson said. “(But) the focus for us was coming in and doing what we wanted to do and doing what we know how to do.”Johnson is averaging 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 46.5 percent from 3-point range this season. North Carolina wing Cameron Johnson wanted to beat Duke for a third time this season.The Tar Heels topped the Blue Devils in both of the teams’ regular-season matchups. But they fell to Duke, 74-73, in the ACC Tournament semifinals Friday after Zion Williamson converted a put back with less than 30 seconds to play. March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Duke’s ACC Tournament win over North Carolinacenter_img Johnson, who scored a team-high 23 points, discussed the loss with reporters after the game.“This was one that we wanted to win, this is one that we thought we should win, this is one we could have won,” Johnson said. “So, there’s no relief there, there’s no relief (the third matchup between Duke and North Carolina) is over. Related News “This game is important to us and it will hurt for a little bit, but we’ve just got to refocus and then move on and get ready for what’s next.”Williamson sprained his knee less than 40 seconds into the teams’ first matchup and missed the second with the injury. However, he returned to the court for the ACC Tournament and registered a game-high 31 points Friday.Johnson said Williamson’s presence did not alter North Carolina’s game plan much.last_img read more

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Ottawa Senators’ Scott Sabourin speaks to reporters for first time since scary injury

first_imgScott Sabourin says he’s feeling much better but is still taking his recovery one day at a time after the hit that saw him stretchered off the ice nearly six weeks ago: pic.twitter.com/jT6iGnxcG2— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 9, 2019Both Sabourin and Backes were wounded in the altercation, which halted play at Boston’s TD Garden for over 11 minutes. Backes returned to in-game action on Dec. 1 after taking some time to independently assess his health. The 35-year-old appeared visibly emotional as Sabourin was stretchered off the ice that night and later said the situation must have been “extremely scary” for Sabourin and his family.“[Backes] reached out to me originally and you know he said some kind words about me in an interview there,” Sabourin told reporters when asked if he has spoken to Backes since the hit. “But since then I have not spoken to him, no. That was awfully nice of him, it shows what kind of character he has and what kind of person he is. It’s kind of nice to see that the whole hockey world is in it together for the same thing at the end of the day.”While Sabourin did skate Monday, he said he has not yet been cleared for contact and still needs to pass a few more tests, but hopes to return to the Senators’ lineup “sooner rather than later.” Ottawa Senators forward Scott Sabourin on Monday skated on his own for the first time since his scary injury suffered in a collision with Boston Bruins forward David Backes on Nov. 2.“I’m feeling much better,” Sabourin told reporters via Sportsnet. “It’s been a little while here and I’ve been taking my time recovering, but we’re kind of just taking it day-by-day and I’m glad to be back out there with the guys and I’m looking forward to the future.” “Six weeks off or whatever it’s been there, I’d say is a little bit of time,” Sabourin said. “We’re just trying to progress, get the legs back under me, the confidence coming along with it.”The Senators and Bruins meet in their next game on Dec. 9 in Ottawa.last_img read more

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Fantasy Football Injury Updates: DJ Chark, Christian Kirk, Curtis Samuel, more among key Week 16 active/inactives

first_imgWEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs DJ Chark playing Week 16?UPDATE 2: Chark is officially ACTIVE. UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Chark is expected to play in Week 16. Chark (ankle) got in limited practices all week and is listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. However, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has already said he expects Chark to play. There’s always a worry Chark will exit early after aggravating his injury, but as long as he’s active, he should be started given the favorable matchup. Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook are still in play as boom-or-bust WR3s, but Chark is likely the only Jaguars receiver you can feel good about starting. WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPChristian Kirk injury updateUPDATE 2: Kirk is officially ACTIVE. UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Kirk is expected to play in Week 16. Kirk (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday and will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s late-afternoon game against the Seahawks. The second-year receiver has played in each of the past three games, and with Seattle’s defense beset by injuries, Kirk would be in a good spot if he can suit up. If he’s out, Larry Fitzgerald and Damiere Byrd would see more targets, giving both potential PPR value. If you decide to wait on Kirk, make sure you have a backup ready from the late-afternoon/prime-time games. MORE WEEK 16: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emCurtis Samuel injury newsUPDATE: Samuel is officially ACTIVE. Samuel (knee) missed practice on Friday and is officially “questionable” for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Given the missed session, it’s likely that Samuel is more on the “doubtful” side of questionable. Even if he plays, he won’t be 100 percent and would be a below-average option with Will Grier making his first career start. If Samuel is out, Jarius Wright would receive more targets, but D.J. Moore and Greg Olsen are the only Panthers pass-catchers worth playing. WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Nelson Agholor playing Week 16?UPDATE: Agholor is officially OUT.Agholor (knee) didn’t practice at all this week and is unlikely to play against the Cowboys despite his “questionable” tag. Greg Ward will likely lead Philadelphia’s wide receivers in targets, with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert also seeing bumps in value. MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderRobby Anderson injury updateUPDATE: Anderson is officially ACTIVE. Anderson (illness) is officially “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. It’s believed Anderson will play, but given the tough matchup and uncertainty surrounding his health, he’s best left on fantasy benches.  It seems as if fantasy football owners have been losing wide receivers at a rapid pace late in the year, but it looks like they’ll be getting DJ Chark back just in time for fantasy championship games. Several other key WRs, including Christian Kirk, Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson, and Nelson Agholor, are also “questionable”, as is TE Noah Fant. We’ll have the latest injury updates on them below throughout the day as you prepare for your Week 16 start ’em, sit ’em decisions. For injury updates on banged-up RBs Derrick Henry, Alexander Mattison, Jordan Howard, and Kerryon Johnson, click here.  For the Week 16 weather report, click here. For more news and fantasy advice, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. Is Noah Fant playing Week 16?UPDATE: Fant is officially ACTIVE. Fant (shoulder) got in limited practices all week — just like the week before when he played — and is officially “questionable” for Sunday’s late-afternoon game against Detroit. The rookie TE has proven he can make big plays and help fantasy owners, but he’s better suited for DFS tournaments than season-long fantasy championship lineups.last_img read more

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