French Football

22 May 19
Sport Archives

ABRAHAM ROMERO Wednesday, 22 may 2019 – 23:49 The swimmer practices climbing and boxing in her retirement from the Pyrenees Mireia Belmonte, in a competition in Berlin.REUTERS In Font Romeu, a small village at the top of the French Pyrenees,Mireia BelmonteHe has found tranquility. He has also recovered physical and worked to return to the […]

22 May 19
Viral Topic Zone

A mural depicts Djokovic outside the flat where he stayed during the bombing of Belgrade in 1999 Looking up from the street, this concrete, angular building looks no different from the many Brutalist tower blocks dotted around Belgrade. As you go inside, a prison-style gate with vertical metal bars guards the white front door of […]

22 May 19
The Irish Sun
DUBLIN’S Championship campaign finally leaves the runway this Saturday. But Jim Gavin insists his players must be at their best over the coming weeks to avoid encountering turbulence in what could be a high-flying, history-making, five-in-a-row season. Dublin manager Jim Gavin before the Allianz Football League Gavin said: “For some of the players in the Dublin squad, four years ago they were doing their Leaving Certificate. So that’s the context for them. “They’re just fighting for a place. That’s all they’re interested in, getting on the teamsheet, as in the first 26. So it’s all about the context. “If people have their own narrative or context, I can’t control that. All I control is what I’ve been asked to do with the Dublin football team, to get them to be their best, in every season. “Some seasons we’ve been successful, some we haven’t. Some we’ve been successful where trophies mightn’t have followed. I determine success with these players being their very best. ‘BIG INFLUENCE’ “Coming out of the National League, the learning from that is if we don’t perform to our very best, we’ll end up fourth in the league, as we did. “And we deserved to be there. It’s no secret that coming out of the National Football League there are quality sides there evolving every season. “From Kerry blazing a trail to Tyrone playing a more offensive, attacking game, to the consistency of Mayo being deservedly National Football League winners for 2019 Division 1. Those things are outside of my control. All I can do is focus on the Dublin football team and get us to be our best.” The launch of the 2019 Leinster Championships took place recently at the Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel — a place where Gavin actually lived at one point while in the Irish Defence Forces. He admitted: “I spent 18 years flying aircraft here, I probably lived here for six to eight years, on the base. “This was my home. I know this place intimately.” Gavin spent much of his time there as chief flying instructor. And he admits his years with the Defence Forces have had an influence on his managerial approach. He added: “It has a huge influence on me. Even from the cadet school, the officer training, aviation itself has had a big influence on me. “Even in the context of this year . . . in aviation, there are no guarantees. Commercial air transport is a very safe industry, but it has become so safe because we have learned from the failures and the incidents and accidents from the past. AIMING HIGH “So, there’s a good open mindset, culture, within the aviation sector. “There’s a just culture which accepts that humans make mistakes. “So I understand that air traffic controllers, engineers, pilots, cabin crew, baggage handlers, people in the aviation security sector . . . humans make mistakes. “And it’s our job in the industry to try and find the root cause of it — why they happened, what contributes to it. And learn the lessons and embrace that vulnerability and make ourselves stronger.” Gavin remains a keen aviation guru, remembering in 2004 when a new aircraft Pilatus PC-9s arrived to the base. He said: “That was a fascinating time, because the two aircraft types before that — we had the Marchetti SF.260, an Italian aircraft, a beautiful aircraft, for elementary training. “Then we had a Fouga Magister, a silver aircraft, a French aircraft, the CM.170 — we used that for the advanced training. “But the Pilatus PC-9 replaced both of them. It’s quite an advanced aircraft. It could fly up to maybe about 400kmph. “I would have done a lot of aerobatics, a lot of airshows and displays back in the day.” Growing up in Clondalkin, two things really grabbed Gavin’s attention — sport and aviation. He recalled: “My house in Clondalkin is along the canal, so it’s on the approach path to the south-westerly runway in Casement. When I was growing up and going to Clonburris National School or Moyle Park College, there was aircraft overhead every day. “Back then, before the air space became kind of congested, there’d be aircraft coming down the canal every summer. That’s where my passion for aviation was lit.” Gavin currently works as an assistant director with the Irish Aviation Authority — safety and regulations divisions. AVOIDING A CRASH LANDING He said: “I’d have a responsibility, my team, for management of the airspace and oversight of it, and aerodromes and a few other little things.” Another significant responsibility on Gavin’s shoulders right now is preparing the Dublin senior football team to avoid any crash landings this summer. He said: “Again, in the aviation space, after each flight you’d have a review. “I was a chief flight instructor for over six years. You’re in the business of creating an environment where student pilots can excel. Your endgame is to get them all to achieve their military pilot wings. “They don’t all get there but you do your very best to create that environment and set a very high standard for them to achieve. The product is that you get a top-class military pilot by the end of it. There’s lots of learning along the way, lots of reviewing. It’s a process-driven industry. That’s informed me to be very process-driven in sport. “In terms of the context of this season, one can’t give any guarantees because one just doesn’t know. “The only guarantee that I know from working with the players I have is that they are a really honest and hard-working group of men. They try their best in everything they do. “That’s both on and off the field. That’s my expectation of them, that they do their best. As it was when I was a chief flight instructor in the military, I expected the cadets and the flight instructors under my command to do their very best. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “We’ve no business looking beyond . . . our horizon is May 25. “That’s where it’s at. Whether that’s my aviation history influencing, bearing upon me, I don’t know. “All I’m driven towards — and the players will tell you that — is May 25. Let’s see where it takes us.”
22 May 19
Archy Worldys

On 13 November 2015, ISIS members attacked the city of Paris in a coordinated terrorist attack. Three suicide bombers met in front of the Stade de France during a football game, followed by several mass shootings and suicide bombings in restaurants throughout the city. Gunmen stormed the Bataclan Theater, where the punk rock band Eagles […]

22 May 19
www.thewideplaymaker.com

Welcome to the end of our season six round up, yes season six I can’t believe already that I have managed this fantastic club in over 300 games already. My last update saw me reveal our new tactical system The Velvet Revolution which if you have not already read you can do so by clicking here. […]

22 May 19
News Archives Uk

transfer market All the news, rumors and deals of the day 21:39. We reached the end of the transfer blog on Wednesday. Before we leave, we will give you a summary of the biggest stories of the day: – Borussia Dortmund announced today the signings of Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt. – Willy Caballero has […]

22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
HIBS star Ryan Porteous marked the end of the 2018/19 season by posting a snap of his horror tackle on Rangers midfielder Lassana Coulibaly. The Malian international insisted the Easter Road stopper could have ended his career with the X-rated challenge in December’s 0-0 draw in the capital. The defender was booked for wild tackle Gers gaffer Steven Gerrard and Porteous’ former boss Neil Lennon were both unhappy with the wild lunge. But Porteous appears to have no regrets about the tackle and uploaded a picture of it on Instagram, writing: “18/19☘️.” The 20-year-old was crowned the club’s Young Player of the Year award last month. He was outstanding for the Hibees until a knee injury in January ruled him out for the rest of the season. View this post on Instagram 18/19☘️ A post shared by Ryan Porteous (@porteous44) on May 22, 2019 at 8:36am PDT Porteous was given a yellow card for the Coulibaly tackle but reports claimed SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte considered charging the player. But it’s claimed he avoided sanctions because ref Craig Thomson stood by his decision. Coulibaly said: “I am very lucky because I had jumped before Porteous tackled me, but he still caught me. [article-rail-section title=”Most Read” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “If my leg had been planted on the ground, then it would have been much worse and I could have been out injured because of it. “These types of tackles can injure someone so badly that they don’t play again. I think the referees need to protect the players, because that type of tackle is a red card. ‘HE SHOULD BE HONOURED’ Rangers fan launches petition calling for Lee Wallace testimonial “In any league, not just the French, that would be a red card but here it is only a yellow card. “You have to have respect for your opponents and not try and injure each other.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6033295195001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos says ‘get it up every f***ing one of you’ in Goal of the Season winning speech translated by awards host Peter Martin “]
22 May 19
Montreal Gazette

Montreal visits LAFC to take on a team that boasts an MLS-best 9-1-4 record and has yet to lose at home.

22 May 19
African Celebs

FOOTBALL NEWS: THE SHORTEST RETIREMENT IN THE WORLD Ghanaians have been dealing with the shockwave of the retirement of a successful striker Asamoah Gyan. Gyans decision to retire from his position at the Ghana National Team was met with mixed feelings, some people were upset and angered so many fans. He must have gained so […]

22 May 19
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22 May 19
Archy news nety

Tottenham has been linked to two strikers with a combined asking price of around 70 million pounds, while Barcelona refuses to make a move for a Liverpool goal, according to European newspapers on Wednesday. EXPERIENCE FOR SUSO, MALCOM The giants of northern London, Tottenham and Arsenal, are both in the running to sign Suso, according […]

22 May 19
The Wandering Squatch

I recently returned from a class trip to Puerto Plata. It was my first time in Puerto Plata, and first time flying with Sunwing. I was excited to travel to a new area, on an airline I don’t work for. When travelling with Westjet even for pleasure, I often feel like I’m at work. We […]

22 May 19
ROYSTON TANDOORI

“All good things must come to an end” L to R: Siddy Jordan, Caitlyn Grace, Safwaan Choudhury, Syed Miah, Habibur Rahman-Shamim, Faye Little & Joe Reader Last Tuesday, the Royston Tandoori team spiced up Food Technology for a Year 8 class at Roysia Middle School in Royston. At exactly 12:00pm I arrived at the entrance of Roysia’s […]

22 May 19
Alpaca My Bags

Welcome blog number 40, fittingly started the day I watched the final episode of Game of Thrones. Seeing as Nicola is now only on season 5 I’ll have to resist making hilarious and subtle references to the shows last episode but I will say that this blog will be a lot less violent and hopefully […]