Michael Simon

16 Jul 19
Scientific Inquirer

Words matter. Images matter. The Scientific Inquirer needs your support. Help us pay our contributors for their hard work. Visit our Patreon page and discover ways that you can make a difference. http://bit.ly/2jjiagi Neandertals’ diets are highly debated: they are traditionally considered carnivores and hunters of large mammals, but this hypothesis has recently been challenged […]

16 Jul 19
talkSPORT
Simon Jordan has looked back on his infamous feud with Steve Bruce at Crystal Palace amid the Sheffield Wednesday manager’s imminent move to Newcastle. The Magpies are understood to have paid the Owls a £4million compensation fee to secure the 58-year-old’s services, meaning he will leave Hillsborough after just six months. And Jordan knows better than anyone that this isn’t the first time Bruce has jumped ship. The former Palace chairman took Bruce to court in 2001 after he tried to quit and join Birmingham three months into his contract with the Eagles. Bruce enjoyed a positive start with Palace as they pushed for promotion to the Premier League – but he left soon after [bc_video video_id=”6059673415001″ account_id=”6023583704001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Michael Chopra blasts Mike Ashley and says Steve Bruce not good enough for Newcastle”] Bruce’s deal included a nine-month notice period, and rather than letting him leave, Jordan enforced the contract and placed the manager on fully-paid ‘gardening leave’. The unsavoury dispute was eventually settled and Bruce became Birmingham manager in December 2001. Reflecting on the saga, Jordan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I was very unhappy, I felt he behaved inappropriately. He came to me for the job, desperate to manage Palace. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “I gave him an interview when I didn’t want to, I gave him the job, I spent millions on players with him, and the moment Birmingham batted their eyelids at him, off he wanted to go. “I do feel sorry for Sheffield Wednesday here because they’ve gone after a manager, brought him on board and they are a big football club that need to get out of this division. “But the difference with my situation is that I put him on a nine-month notice period, which is why this ‘gardening leave’ thing emerged. Sheffield Wednesday fans have become frustrated by Bruce’s desire to leave for Newcastle “Whereas Sheffield Wednesday have put a big compensation clause in there, preparing for this eventuality. “So while Sheffield Wednesday have every reason to be upset, they’ve brought a manager in, with no money invested into him, he’s been there for three [six] months and they’ve just got several million quid out of it. “It’s not ideal, but not bad either.” Bruce eventually joined Birmingham and sealed promotion via the play-offs in 2002 The former Eagles chief also reveals that Bruce has dreamt of managing his boyhood club for years. He added: “This is a job he wanted in 2003 but couldn’t take because I’d done him up at Palace, putting him on gardening leave and making everyone think that he was a manager who jumped clubs, which he did. “When he was at Birmingham, he couldn’t take that job first time round. He wants to take it now because it’s a huge opportunity.”
16 Jul 19
News Directory

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16 Jul 19
The Australian

Andrew Bassat might be on holiday with his family in Europe, but the tech millionaire’s fingerprints are all over the exit of St Kilda footy club coach Alan Richardson.

16 Jul 19
The Australian

A new strategy to diminish Labor’s electoral dominance in Victoria is being backed by Josh Frydenberg that will include targeting Melbourne’s rapidly ­growing west and northwest and promoting greater internal discipline.

16 Jul 19
Jornal de Toronto

Yes, Jornal de Toronto was there again!

16 Jul 19
Simon Sells STL

Square footage is commonly used to determine if a home will fit a buyer’s needs. The price per square foot can be used to compare the costs of different homes and even, determine the value of a property. The challenge is what is the source of the square footage measurement and how was it done. […]