Prem to allow temporary deals if season extends beyond current expiry dates

first_img3PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will be allowed to sign players on temporary contracts if the season continues beyond the end of their current deals, according to reports.Hundreds of players including stars at Chelsea and Tottenham have contracts that expire this summer.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations3 Willian’s contract is up on June 30 while Jan Vertonghen’s deal expires the day after on July 1The Premier League is currently suspended until April 4 with the EFL on hold until April 3.However, there are fears both will have to extend their delays further as football attempts to combat the spread of coronavirus.Euro 2020 was postponed by a year on Tuesday to allow domestic seasons to be completed over the summer if possible.But this may lead to a contractual nightmare with many players further down the pyramid fearing for their livelihoods.In a bid to combat such a situation, football authorities like the FA, Premier League, EFL and PFA are expected to be flexible and allow temporary deals in order to complete the season, according to the Telegraph.3It quotes one Football League official who said: “It’s pretty easy for all the football authorities to get together and agree that clubs can give players temporary contracts to take them to the end of any extended season, should that happen.”The transfer windows and things can also be altered accordingly.“But it will be a scary time for many players towards the bottom end who have mortgages to pay and will have decisions about their livelihood and futures delayed until clubs get clarity over when football might be played again and the real financial impact.”While this approach may offer security to those at the top of the football pyramid, clubs further down the ladder are unlikely to offer any new deals while their financial future remains so unstable.At Chelsea, Willian, Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero all have contracts that expire on June 30.Manchester United have acted swiftly to extend Nemanja Matic’s deal beyond the end of this season.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himBut July 1 will see Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen and Newcastle’s Andy Carroll out of contract.That date also sees Watford trio Ben Foster, Herurelho Gomes and Adrian Mariappa become free agents.As well as Ryan Fraser and Simon Francis at Bournemouth, Southampton striker Shane Long and Burnley players Ashley Westwood, Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon.Man Utd see £1bn wiped off value as stock market crashes amid coronavirus outbreaklast_img read more

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A Madrid without wrinkles

first_imgRamos, Modric and Benzema will be some of the veteran leaders of the 2020-21 project.REAL MADRID The coronavirus paints complex and difficult-to-predict scenarios, but the Real Madrid twas established well before the world crisis a plan based on very young legs. It was already like this in this unfinished season, but now the white club is deepening even more if possible in that way. The future is now and if we take the current Primera squads as a reference and take into account the names that Madrid wants to add this summer, the Madrid team would be the youngest: it would drop from 26.9 to 25.7 years on average. Although it is an exercise in football fiction, the current templates of the rest can serve as a scale to contextualize that white rejuvenation. I would advance to Real Sociedad (The txuri-urdin average 25.9 years) and Celta de Vigo (26.4). The Madrid outfit would add an average of almost two and a half years less than that of current Barcelona (27.9) and five years younger than Primera’s ‘oldest’, Eibar (30 years).For this, Madrid would have to fulfill all the steps that have been proposed both in the returns and transfers and in the exits. Achraf (21), further reduces the age of an Odriozola (24) who has run out of space and James (29 years in July) will be for Odegaard (21). To this we must add more movements that appear on the road map. For example, goalkeeping would also drop the average. If Lunin (21) returns, as it takes more and more shape, Areola (27) would leave. And the final touch would come if Madrid and Bale (also 31 years old in July) finally separate their ways and appear, on the contrary, a beardless man like Eduardo Camavinga (17 years old), chosen to be the Casemiro clone. Camavinga is not even older, it’s pure Generation Z. Sergio Ramos literally doubles his age … “We have a very young squad with a great future”, Zidane has repeated more than once, especially when he had to go out and put a robe on rookies like Jovic (21) and Militao (twenty-one). But Madrid wants more. Everything obeys a carefully designed strategy. The last thirteen Madrid signings average 21.4 years. In the past eight years, only Hazard arrived having surpassed the symbolic 25-year-old bar. It’s not by chance. Vinicius, Rodrygo and Reinier were already tied before they were even 18 years old (when they officially signed) and with Camavinga the play can be repeated. Young blood before its cache gets too high.Leading EuropeAll the leagues look at each other to gauge what harmful effects the coronavirus will leave on the accounts and what the great Europeans are no less. One option is look at young people, usually with less expensive contracts for the coffers of some teams that will substantially reduce their income. Madrid would be ‘younger’ than three of the most powerful clubs on the planet: PSG (26.1 years on average), the Liverpool (27.7) and City (27.8), would approach Bayern (25.2) and put almost a generation in between with the Cristiano’s Juventus, the giant of the thirty-something (the average is 29.7) and the one who least trusts the kids. If we look to the left on the map, Madrid’s 25.7 years would also make him a younger squad than that of Port (26.7). Help from the ‘club of 2,000’ …A Madrid with hardly any wrinkles (its last thirteen signings average 21.4 years) although, if we pay attention to the old saying, wrinkle is beautiful and more when it comes from experience. As AS reported, Modric it will stay the year you have left, the intention of Marcelo is to continue despite Mendy’s fierce competition, Benzema has expanded until 2022 and although the renewal of Ramos It is stopped, the intention of the camero is to withdraw from Real Madrid. Between the four they provide 1,979 matches with Madrid … the experience Zidane needs to teach what Madrid is to the new litter. Still resonates the phrase of Ramos in the preview of Champions against City (“It is time for uncles, children aside …”). The captain will have to accelerate that process.last_img read more

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1 arrested for former model’s murder

first_imgA man has been arrested in connection with the murder of former model, 25-year-old Simone Hackett whose body was discovered in a trench at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, two days after she disappeared.Dead: Simone HackettThis was confirmed by C Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman during a telephone interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday evening. He also noted that a post-mortem examination that was scheduled to be performed on Wednesday was not done.However, a relative of the dead woman explained that indeed one man was arrested and is being questioned for her cousin’s murder.The person, she added, is not the father of the woman’s child. A Police source has confirmed that ranks at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) have been briefed on the matter and are on the lookout for the man who works as a miner in the area.It was reported that upon discovery of the woman’s body, her throat was slashed and at least three stab wounds were seen on her back. She reportedly left home on Saturday evening at about 20:30h to uplift a package that was reportedly sent by the father of her child from Mahdia, but never returned home.She was to be the maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding on Saturday last and she also missed her son’s birthday on Sunday. Relative from the initial stage thought that something was amiss after they telephoned the woman and heard sounds in the background but when they tried to contact her later in the night, the phone went to voicemail.Relatives are also of the opinion that the father of her son had a hand in her murder. The man would made threats towards the woman after she threatened to take him to court for child support. As such, her relatives are calling on the Police to arrest him but from reports received, he might have gone into hiding.The woman’s body was discovered in a trench among vegetation by two school boys who were on their way to school.last_img read more

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Labourer slapped with rape charge

first_imgLabourer David Europe has been placed on $170,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, before whom he appeared on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a charge of rape.The 24-year-old was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which detailed that on January 22, 2018, while a visitor at the 13-year-old virtual complainant’s East Bank Demerara home, he had sexual intercourse with the lass.According to facts presented to the court, the teen allegedly walked into her room and saw the accused laying on her bed, and he forcibly held her against her will and raped her.The case will continue on July 18.last_img read more

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Former Guyana’s “most wanted” gunned down

first_img…while sleeping in hammock at Better HopeRoger Bunbury, also called “Don Dick”, whose name had been inscribed on the list of Guyana’s most wanted criminals in 2002, was gunned down on Friday morning as he slept in a hammock in the verandah of his home at Lot 724 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara.The now dead 57-year-old had been named in a list of 42 most wanted men for whom the Guyana Police Force had issued bulletins 15 years ago. Others on the list had been the infamous five from the February 23, 2002 jail break: Dale Moore, Troy Dick, Shawn Brown, Andrew Douglas and Mark Fraser.Dead: Roger “Don Dick” BunburyThe most wanted list had also included names such as Premkumar Sukraj, also known as ‘Inspector Gadget’; Christopher Belle, Romel Reman and Dillon Ackra, among others.Bunbury had been wanted for questioning in connection with a series of robberies under arms, and had been named in the kidnapping and subsequent murder of taxi driver Vivekanand Nandalall in October 2003.Bunbury had been recaptured in November 2007 in Sophia, but had been released without charges being instituted against him.On Friday at about 00:45h, the self-employed man was shot in the verandah of his home, and he ran towards the kitchen, where he collapsed and died. His relatives converged at his home on Friday morning, and were evidently in mourning as they make preparation for a wake. His reputed wife, with whom he had shared the flat concrete house, was being grilled by detectives; but his sister, Clair Bunbury, explained that she received a telephone call informing her that her brother was shot and killed.The aggrieved sister recounted that at about 1:15h, she and other relatives rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she saw the doctor attending to her brother, but from all indications, the news was devastating. After some time, the doctor informed them that her brother was dead. She was, however, asked to identify her brother’s body.“He was lying on the bed and I recognise a bullet wound to his right side jaw, and that might have been the fatal wound,” she stated.The sister said she subsequently spoke with the dead man’s wife, who explained that prior to the shooting incident, she had heard someone calling several times for Bunbury, who was asleep in the hammock.“She told me that after a few minutes she heard a commotion, and then three gunshots. She said she was afraid to come out, but after the place went silent, she went to check…” It was then that the wife saw a trail of blood leading from the verandah to the kitchen.As she looked closer, she saw her husband lying in a pool of blood. Without hesitation, he was picked up and rushed to the hospital.Further asked if the shooting might have stemmed from a pending court case wherein her brother had been charged for unlawfully wounding another man, the sister said the family thought about it but was not sure, and as such would leave the Police to conduct their investigations.The mourning sister explained that her brother had had previous brushes with the law, but she believes that since that incident he had been a changed man. The now dead man had operated a business at home.Meanwhile, one of the man’s step daughters told Guyana Times that after the shooting incident, a man was seen scaling the fence. The man, she explained, was wearing dark clothing and a tope covered his head.The man was subsequently spotted by another resident riding towards the backdam in a state of panic. This bit of information was passed on to the Police as they launched an investigation into the execution-style killing.Police have confirmed that three spent shells along with a warhead were found at the scene. At the time of the shooting incident, several persons were at home, including the man’s 11- and 13-year-old children.His body is at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination slated for Monday.The police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

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BC Fiscal Update

first_imgBC MLA’s are back at the legislature today, for the start of a short five-day sitting, focussed on the global financial crisis.The province will release its second quarterly update on Monday and, indications are it will paint a starkly different picture, of the BC economy, than the one in September.As CKNW’S Sean Leslie reports the government has already confirmed, its huge budget surplus, isn’t that huge anymore…- Advertisement – [asset|aid=649|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=df0bd3c461cafac482890da09a6b4806-Fiscal Update-VCR_1_Pub.mp3] The government is expected to introduce legislation this session, to support the premier’s ten point, half billion dollar recovery plan, for the province.last_img read more

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Republic of Ireland to join England, Northern Ireland and Wales at Euro 2016? Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to the second leg of Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia as Martin O’Neill’s side look to join England, Northern Ireland and Wales at next summer’s finals.Host Ireland are the 7/5 favourites after claiming a 1-1 draw in Friday’s first leg, while Bosnia are 9/4.He also previews England’s friendly clash with France at Wembley on Tuesday night, with the hosts 13/8 for the win and the visitors priced at 9/5.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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‘I hate myself more than anybody when Arsenal lose’ – Wenger on protesting fans

first_img Arsenal fans make their feelings about Arsene Wenger clear 1 Arsene Wenger does not take stinging criticism from a vocal minority of Arsenal fans calling for his head personally and “hates himself” when the Gunners lose.The 67-year-old is still yet to publicly announce whether he will sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium or end his 20-year reign when his deal expires at the end of the season.Protests against any new offer have ramped up in recent weeks following a poor spell of results which has seen Arsenal slip out of the Premier League’s top four and crash out of the Champions League.Even securing a place in the FA Cup final has not been enough to dissuade the dissenters, with marches, leaflets, banners and large-scale projected images onto the side of the Emirates all calling for Wenger to leave.Aside from the 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace last month, the atmosphere has generally been better inside stadiums and during matches.But Wenger is all too aware of the protests, with crowdfunding pages still running to gather donations and continue such stunts.The Frenchman is in real danger of seeing Arsenal finish outside of the top four for the first time since his appointment in late 1996, but has distanced himself from feeling any pain from the protests.Speaking to Norwegian television channel TV2, he said: “I am like everybody – I prefer to be loved than hated but I can take a distance with that.“I know as well it is not the person itself, it is the fact the manager does not win the games. They want to win and I can make a difference in that.“I don’t take it too personally. In fact, I personally hate myself – the manager – more than anybody when I don’t win the games. I am a very bad loser.”Arsenal have not won the league since 2004 but have lifted the FA Cup in two of the last three campaigns, and Wenger pointed to the lack of domestic dominance of other big clubs to show how difficult continued success can be.“People want to win,” he added.“If you don’t win the championship, the FA Cup, the Champions League, it is absolutely disastrous. But if you look back in the last three years, we won the FA Cup twice and finished second, third and fourth.“We are in the FA Cup final again. Overall, I believe we are not happy because you want to win absolutely everything.“But you have to accept as well that Real Madrid has not won their championship for five years. They are big clubs – it is difficult. Liverpool hasn’t won it for over 20. Just because you turn up doesn’t mean you win. It is difficult to win.”Wenger comes up against long-term adversary Jose Mourinho on Sunday as Manchester United visit north London.He has never beaten the Portuguese in 12 previous Premier League meetings but needs to break that duck this weekend if the fans are to show any of the love he is craving.last_img read more

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In-form Man United star being eyed by European giants

first_imgItalian trio Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan are all monitoring the contract situation of Manchester United star Anthony Martial.The young French forward has been in impressive form of late, bagging four goals in his last four appearances for the club and there are rumours that United are preparing to offer the 22-year-old a new long-term contract. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Martial was linked with a summer exit from United after failing to nail down a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad, but he insisted upon staying at Old Trafford and fighting for his place.However, while he has enjoyed a recent upturn in form, recent reports have suggested that Martial is no closer to agreeing a new contract at United. ADVICE REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Manchester United star Anthony Martial applauds his fans. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Latest Football Stories 1 MONEY And, according to Tutto Mercato, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan are all poised to make their moves should his contract issue not be resolved.Martial’s current deal expires next summer and while there is no indication that a new deal is close to being agreed, United are reportedly confident of keeping hold of the in-demand forward.last_img read more

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DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO OF NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGAL

first_imgTHE Northern Lights returned to the skies above Donegal this week.They weren’t as spectacular as before – but they were a sight to behold nonetheless.Many of the best authentic images are captured on this video. Click to play.   DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO OF NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGAL was last modified: October 11th, 2012 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:DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO OF NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGALlast_img read more

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