Wedge

18 Dec 18
Sufficient Living

My Detailed Impressions of the Surface Laptop Got a good deal on the Surface Laptop 1 i5/4/128 configuration (Platinum) and I thought I'd dump my thoughts on the device after a few hours with it. This is going to be long and mostly boring, nitpicky, and an exhaustive look at everything about the outside of […]

18 Dec 18
The Colorado Sun
The border-to-border rush to mine Colorado for recreation is built on a lattice of paths promising a future of fortune. Trails are pitched as the fuel for rural economies, fostering an appreciation of Colorado’s public lands and luring employees seeking an outdoor lifestyle. But recreation, like the hard-rock mining that sparked Colorado’s economy for decades, comes at a cost to local residents and ecologies. And nowhere in Colorado is the struggle over the impacts of a new trail more evident than in the narrow Crystal River Valley between Redstone and Carbondale. Pitkin County surveys show strong resident support for the planned Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail, an an 83-mile trail winding through the Crystal River Valley and climbing over McClure Pass. Issues arise over where, exactly, the trail should wind, leaving neighbors wondering how to craft boundaries around booming recreation that can limit impacts to residents and wildlife. “We can see what happens with the crowds, development and impacts that follow recreation. We see it when it trickles down from Aspen into Basalt and Carbondale,” says Nathan Helfenbein, the son of a Carbondale coal miner who is raising his family along the Crystal River in Redstone. “Like me, I think a lot of people moved to this valley to get away from the hustle and bustle in the I-70 corridor and the Roaring Fork Valley. We want to keep this place scenic and wild and preserve the reasons we moved here.” For more than 15 years, simmering plans for an 83-mile trail between Carbondale and Crested Butte have troubled residents of tightly clustered communities on the banks of the Crystal. Simmer turned to boil in 2016, when Gov. John Hickenlooper named the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail among 16 high-priority trails in his Colorado the Beautiful plan to place trails and parks within a short stroll of every resident. Hickenlooper counts seeding a vast network of regional trails among his top accomplishments as governor, with “16 for 2016” helping drive his vision for a robust Colorado economy and populace. “It’s part of health care … making sure people get outside and exercise,” Hickenlooper said in an interview with The Colorado Sun last week, championing the Colorado Trail Explorer app that maps 39,000 miles of trails across the state as part of his trail plan. “So I think it’s a big deal.” A grant from Great Outdoors Colorado and support from Pitkin County’s Open Space and Trails program accelerated planning for the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail in 2017. County leaders held several public meetings, responded to hundreds of comments and conducted thousands of hours of research into the ecological and social impacts of the trail, which winds closer to remote homes than any other trail proposed in the 16 for 2016 plan. Pitkin County commissioners on Wednesday will vote on whether to move the trail forward, with several possible alignments for 20 miles of the trail from the BRB Campground upstream of Carbondale on Colorado 133 to the top of McClure Pass. The roughly 7-mile span climbing from Redstone to McClure is planned to be developed first, using unpaved single track that follows an existing historic route. Not too many people seem concerned with this stretch through White River National Forest land. But the 13-mile stretch between the BRB Campground and Redstone fires emotions. Crystal River residents with homes close to this likely paved trail are critical of the plan, emphasizing impacts to wildlife, habitat and private property along 13 riverside miles of the 20-mile stretch to McClure. One proposed alignment puts the trail along the highway. That’s a very expensive plan, with bridges and infrastructure to wedge the trail between the highway and the river priced at more than $100 million. A possible alignment of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail would squeeze the trail between the river and Colorado 133. The costs of building a trail in the narrow canyon could exceed $100 million if the alignment follows the highway. (Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism) Another alignment follows an old railroad grade on the river opposite the highway, traversing parcels of open space already owned by the county. Wherever Pitkin County commissioners choose to route the trail, construction will span at least two decades, with each individual segment requiring federal environmental review. “It seems that priorities have shifted to a focus on recreational development at any cost,” said Jason Sewell, who farms the Sunfire Ranch at the base of Mount Sopris that his great-great-grandfather homesteaded. “We need to be asking ourselves, what are the real cost benefits, from a holistic perspective? Then, we can accurately weigh them against the wants and needs of the communities burdened by these recreational expansions and make the right decisions.” Sewell is a member of the Crystal River Caucus, which has spearheaded opposition to the trail, uniting residents of the valley’s secluded communities to question the cost and impacts of the trail. Among the most influential residents of the valley is Leslie Wexner, the businessman behind clothing giant L Brands. Wexner’s Two Shoes Ranch is close to 6,000 acres in the valley, amassed since 2002 including a 1,200-acre land swap with the BLM finalized in 2017. His ranch team — including its lawyer and wildlife biologist manager — has been critical of the trail plan. The billionaire’s support has amplified opposition by paying for a wildlife study that showed impacts from eight of the proposed 14 bridges damaging riparian habitat along the Crystal River. Residents along the once-industrial Crystal River are veterans of blocking big-project plans in their valley. In the 1950s, federal legislators prioritized two 280-foot dams for reservoirs. The Osgood Reservoir would have flooded Redstone and Redstone Castle. The Placita Reservoir near Marble would have flooded wetlands in the upper stretches of the Crystal, with hopes of providing hydroelectric power and irrigation water for far-off mesas. Those dam plans lingered into the 1980s, with water rights for the reservoirs finally abandoned in 2013 after years of challenges from Crystal River Valley groups as well as Pitkin County. “We are pretty protective up here. There are a lot of residents who don’t want to see development coming into this valley,” said Gary Miller, whose father, artist Jack Roberts, built a studio in Redstone in the late 1960s, where he painted Western-themed landscapes and penned acerbic political cartoons lambasting plans for the dams and a ski area near Marble. Miller isn’t wading into the Crystal River Valley trail conflict. He doesn’t ride road bikes. He rides mountain bikes. So he’s offering his full-throated endorsement of a different plan to develop mountain bike trails between the miles of roads threading across the former Coal Basin mine property above the Crystal River, now owned by members of the Walton family, including Sam Walton, the grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton. The project marks yet another transition from old-school extractive industry to recreation in the Crystal River Valley. Crystal Basin Holdings, with an Arkansas address for Walton Enterprises LLC, is seeking Pitkin County approval to build 4.5 miles of beginner-friendly mountain bike trails and restore damaged land on 221 acres of the former coal mine. The trails will be open for free public use. (Full-disclosure: Sam Walton’s Catena Foundation has made a grant to Aspen Journalism supporting coverage of regional trail systems in Colorado and Aspen Journalism has partnered with The Colorado Sun.) Bentonville, Arkansas-based Progressive Trail Design plans to build the downhill-focused flow trail system, dubbed Gateway, mirroring projects the group has done across the country, including trails in Snowmass, Glenwood Springs, Meeker and in Denver, where it created the Ruby Hill bike park. The Crystal River Caucus also voted to oppose the Gateway trail plan at Coal Basin, where a coal mine operated from 1956 to 1991. “I can’t imagine my dad would have ever imagined something like this happening to the coal mine up there,” Miller said. “I mean this whole valley was pretty much built on mining. There are so many old mining roads up here. This is private property and it was a big mine. Seems to me that mountain bike trails certainly can’t hurt that land up there.” “Recreation does not come without costs” In recent years the Roaring Fork Valley has seen a network of trails linking towns and communities with outlying public lands, including the popular Prince Creek and Crown trails on Bureau of Land Management land outside Carbondale. Al Beyer, a longtime Roaring Fork Valley trail advocate, understands locals irked by a trail passing through their backyard. (He also points to open space acreage in the Crystal River Valley that is enjoyed by residents there but paid for with a county-wide tax that supports Pitkin County Open Space and Trails’ more than $8 million annual budget.) “On some level, bless them for slowing down progress,” Beyers said. “At some point, all these discussions boil down to a population question. Do we need 16 trail projects or 46 trail projects to keep the growing population of the state happy? At what point does the population of the state exceed our ability to keep everyone outside and recreating?” Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Perry Will is in charge of protecting Colorado’s wildlife in Pitkin and Eagle counties. His team has recommended that Pitkin County align the trail along the highway and install seasonal closures to protect bighorn sheep and elk in the corridor. “There’s not a lot of places for wildlife to go in that valley other than the valley bottoms,” said Will, noting that the county’s leaders have been receptive to seasonal restrictions in other areas, including on the Rio Grande Trail between Carbondale and Basalt. The pressure for new trails is a growing part of the job for Will and his fellow wildlife managers statewide. Closures during winter and other restrictions are a common tool used to protect wildlife near trails. Will said most people understand why a trail needs to be closed and that recognition is a benefit of the intensive planning and public process that goes into trail development. “Everyone gets it. Everyone wants to recreate and we want them to recreate. But sometimes, you can love a landscape to death,” Will said. “Recreation does not come without costs.” This article was reported and written in partnership with Aspen Journalism. More from The Colorado Sun Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail stirs passions as final vote looms 7 Colorado political myths busted in the 2018 election Republican state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, in Democrats’ crosshairs because of sexual harassment, leaves legislature Awkward pose no more: Denver airport first to get new TSA full-body scanner that lets passengers keep hands at their side Much-hyped high-speed transit company Arrivo has hit the brakes in Colorado
18 Dec 18
DanSpace77

Images credit & copyright: Blue Origin. Gradatim Ferociter “Step by Step, Ferociously!” Today, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 09:30 EST (08:30 CST & 14:30 UTC) Blue Origin will be launching their New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle for the 10th time. This flight, designated (NS-10) will be launching from their West Texas proving grounds and carry […]

18 Dec 18
umutonm

Do you find yourself constantly replaying the tapes of a conversation with someone? When you interact with them, do you spend days rehashing every word or body language cue? Bitterness flourishes in the soil of justification. I’ve found that when I fixate on my interactions with a specific individual or a specific group of people, […]

18 Dec 18
bassinwithburg

Ever wonder why you continuously pull in sunfish-sized bass as your friends post pictures of absolute brutes big enough to ingest and digest your catch of the day in one swift motion? Numerous hours out on the water only to pull out your phone at the end of a long day to have your soul […]

18 Dec 18
Cryptic Rock

There was a time, many moons ago, when Andrew McMahon was dancing through life as a teenage rockstar. A multi-talented multi-instrumentalist who began writing songs at age nine, McMahon co-founded an early incarnation of the Pop-Punk band Something Corporate while still in high school – and the rest is Rock-n-Roll history. In 2004, he formed […]

18 Dec 18
Reliable Mechanical Equipments

Scaffolding products have replaced traditional bamboo systems, wooden pallets and rope scaffolds in modern times. With the proliferation of concrete structures in several places, a strong demand has been created for modern scaffolding systems that have countless benefits. While talking about obtaining these scaffolding systems, USA Scaffolding is a remarkable company that has been doing […]

18 Dec 18
Toygle

Brand new edition of Trivial Pursuit featuring your favourite characters and storylines from The Walking Dead comics
This quick-play quiz has 600 questions that will entertain and educate even the smartest fanatics
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18 Dec 18
Automated Access

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18 Dec 18
Silver James

So…Christmas is a week from today. I got the Bee Dubyas** together to discuss holiday traditions in the Barron family. I suspect the Moonstruck Mates might also use this recipe that Quin Kincaid Tate (wife of country superstar Deacon Tate, cousin to the Barrons whose love story is told in THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PROPOSITION) shared […]

18 Dec 18
Calgary Sun

Had to happen. Only a matter of time. Calgary city council’s whipping boy Jeromy Farkas goes from the penalty box and closed-door floggings to being punted right out of his seat. Out the door. Not welcome where the city council members sit. Shut the hell up. Can’t come back until he says sorry. That’s what […]

18 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
JOSE MOURINHO just had to go. The Special One, as he christened himself on our shores when he first arrived in England, struggled to win over the Manchester United faithful from the offset. Jose Mourinho had to be sacked Here are the five reasons why the United board had no choice but to sack the Portuguese. COACHING Mourinho made his name by bringing the best out of people, turning average players into good, and the good into great, with Frank Lampard as a prime example. The Porto side which won the Champions League in 2004, his first title-winning Chelsea crop and Inter Milan – they were all well-drilled, with every individual knowing his job. Training sessions were uninspiring [article-rail-topic title=”latest football features” term_id=”12309″ posts_number=”8″ /] To watch a training session during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea was fascinating and he seemed to be genuine innovator. But in recent years, he seems to have fallen out of love with coaching and to have demanded ready-made players rather than creating them himself. Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, to name but three, have left Mourinho behind. TACTICS AND STYLE United’s game plan during matches seemed negative What was United’s plan on Sunday against Liverpool? Indeed, what has been United’s strategy for most of the season? It was very hard to work out what Mourinho was trying to do and his players seemed to be similarly confused. STAT ATTACK Jose Mourinho sacked: How does ex-Man Utd boss’s record compare to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal? It was hard to blame them, with so many changes of personnel and formation. It’s important to remember that Fergie’s last title-winning team of 2012/13 were hardly the great entertainers. But whether realistic or not, United manager are expected to send out teams to play with a swagger. Red Devils teams of the past used to play with flair David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal failed to do that. Under them and now Mourinho, the former philosophy of winning with style has been replaced by losing with tedium. DEFENCE AND RECRUITMENT For all the attacking potency of the great United teams that dominated the Premier League, they always had a solid defence behind them. Mourinho leaves a side that has conceded more goals in 17 games this season than it did in the whole of the last campaign. Mourinho’s defenders, including Eric Bailly have struggled Victor Lindelof was a £30m buy by Mourinho His frequent chopping and changing at the back undermined the chances of creating cohesion and understanding. Mourinho made it clear he felt let down by the lack of centre back signings. On the one hand, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were his buys, at £30m plus each. But on the other, what United really need is a centre half of the quality (and cost) of Virgil Van Dijk. Despite how it sometimes looks, David De Gea is not a miracle worker. MAN-MANAGEMENT Man management used to one of Mourinho’s fortes Mourinho used to be the master of protecting his players. He would create a scene or a scandal to deflect from a rare poor performance and very rarely criticise them in public. Almost every time he made a situation about him, it had a deeper purpose and was part of building a bond with his players – a siege mentality in bad times and a supreme confidence in good. This season Mourinho’s rants and boasts about past success felt pathetic, desperate and purely selfish. He publicly criticised so many individual players that it’s hard to think of anyone who was spared his scorn. But Mourinho spent his United tenure criticising his players A classic example was Scott McTominay. After the defeat at West Ham, Mourinho hailed the Academy product for showing the character the others lacked. The next week, McTominay was hooked at half time of the dramatic win over Newcastle and described as “scared” by his manager. And as for Paul Pogba…the picture of the World Cup-winning Frenchman sitting on the bench and watching United slide to defeat against Liverpool told a thousand words. BOARD AND OWNERS Mourinho is not the only one to blame for the mess at United. After having one manager for 27 years, United have gone through three in fewer than six seasons. Ed Woodward is just as culpable as Mourinho The Glazer family aren’t hands-on owners However, they still provided Mourinho with over £400m for transfers [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward may have overseen United’s return to the top of football’s money league but he has presided over a shocking decline in the business of winning on the pitch. One big problem with the Glazer family is that they only seem to act at moments of crisis, such as giving Woodward the green light to fire Mourinho. Otherwise they have left Woodward to get on with it, with less than impressive results. It’s not only Sir Alex Ferguson that United have struggled to replace, it’s former chief executive David Gill. Much is made of the £1billion plus that the Glazers have taken out of United to pay for their takeover and in fees. But they still managed to provide £400m-plus for transfers during Mourinho’s reign. United need a director of football to make sure less of the next wedge is wasted. [bc_video video_id=”5980918070001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho with Michael Carrick set to be appointed caretaker manager”]
18 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
JOSE MOURINHO just had to go. The Special One, as he christened himself on our shores when he first arrived in England, struggled to win over the Manchester United faithful from the offset. Jose Mourinho had to be sacked Here are the five reasons why the United board had no choice but to sack the Portuguese. COACHING Mourinho made his name by bringing the best out of people, turning average players into good, and the good into great, with Frank Lampard as a prime example. The Porto side which won the Champions League in 2004, his first title-winning Chelsea crop and Inter Milan – they were all well-drilled, with every individual knowing his job. Training sessions were uninspiring [article-rail-topic title=”latest football features” term_id=”12309″ posts_number=”8″ /] To watch a training session during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea was fascinating and he seemed to be genuine innovator. But in recent years, he seems to have fallen out of love with coaching and to have demanded ready-made players rather than creating them himself. Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, to name but three, have left Mourinho behind. TACTICS AND STYLE United’s game plan during matches seemed negative What was United’s plan on Sunday against Liverpool? Indeed, what has been United’s strategy for most of the season? It was very hard to work out what Mourinho was trying to do and his players seemed to be similarly confused. STAT ATTACK Jose Mourinho sacked: How does ex-Man Utd boss’s record compare to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal? It was hard to blame them, with so many changes of personnel and formation. It’s important to remember that Fergie’s last title-winning team of 2012/13 were hardly the great entertainers. But whether realistic or not, United manager are expected to send out teams to play with a swagger. Red Devils teams of the past used to play with flair David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal failed to do that. Under them and now Mourinho, the former philosophy of winning with style has been replaced by losing with tedium. DEFENCE AND RECRUITMENT For all the attacking potency of the great United teams that dominated the Premier League, they always had a solid defence behind them. Mourinho leaves a side that has conceded more goals in 17 games this season than it did in the whole of the last campaign. Mourinho’s defenders, including Eric Bailly have struggled Victor Lindelof was a £30m buy by Mourinho His frequent chopping and changing at the back undermined the chances of creating cohesion and understanding. Mourinho made it clear he felt let down by the lack of centre back signings. On the one hand, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were his buys, at £30m plus each. But on the other, what United really need is a centre half of the quality (and cost) of Virgil Van Dijk. Despite how it sometimes looks, David De Gea is not a miracle worker. MAN-MANAGEMENT Man management used to one of Mourinho’s fortes Mourinho used to be the master of protecting his players. He would create a scene or a scandal to deflect from a rare poor performance and very rarely criticise them in public. Almost every time he made a situation about him, it had a deeper purpose and was part of building a bond with his players – a siege mentality in bad times and a supreme confidence in good. This season Mourinho’s rants and boasts about past success felt pathetic, desperate and purely selfish. He publicly criticised so many individual players that it’s hard to think of anyone who was spared his scorn. But Mourinho spent his United tenure criticising his players A classic example was Scott McTominay. After the defeat at West Ham, Mourinho hailed the Academy product for showing the character the others lacked. The next week, McTominay was hooked at half time of the dramatic win over Newcastle and described as “scared” by his manager. And as for Paul Pogba…the picture of the World Cup-winning Frenchman sitting on the bench and watching United slide to defeat against Liverpool told a thousand words. BOARD AND OWNERS Mourinho is not the only one to blame for the mess at United. After having one manager for 27 years, United have gone through three in fewer than six seasons. Ed Woodward is just as culpable as Mourinho The Glazer family aren’t hands-on owners However, they still provided Mourinho with over £400m for transfers [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward may have overseen United’s return to the top of football’s money league but he has presided over a shocking decline in the business of winning on the pitch. One big problem with the Glazer family is that they only seem to act at moments of crisis, such as giving Woodward the green light to fire Mourinho. Otherwise they have left Woodward to get on with it, with less than impressive results. It’s not only Sir Alex Ferguson that United have struggled to replace, it’s former chief executive David Gill. Much is made of the £1billion plus that the Glazers have taken out of United to pay for their takeover and in fees. But they still managed to provide £400m-plus for transfers during Mourinho’s reign. United need a director of football to make sure less of the next wedge is wasted. [bc_video video_id=”5980918070001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho with Michael Carrick set to be appointed caretaker manager”]
18 Dec 18
The Sun
JOSE MOURINHO just had to go. The Special One, as he christened himself on our shores when he first arrived in England, struggled to win over the Manchester United faithful from the offset. Jose Mourinho had to be sacked Here are the five reasons why the United board had no choice but to sack the Portuguese. COACHING Mourinho made his name by bringing the best out of people, turning average players into good, and the good into great, with Frank Lampard as a prime example. The Porto side which won the Champions League in 2004, his first title-winning Chelsea crop and Inter Milan – they were all well-drilled, with every individual knowing his job. Training sessions were uninspiring [article-rail-topic title=”latest football features” term_id=”12309″ posts_number=”8″ /] To watch a training session during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea was fascinating and he seemed to be genuine innovator. But in recent years, he seems to have fallen out of love with coaching and to have demanded ready-made players rather than creating them himself. Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, to name but three, have left Mourinho behind. TACTICS AND STYLE United’s game plan during matches seemed negative What was United’s plan on Sunday against Liverpool? Indeed, what has been United’s strategy for most of the season? It was very hard to work out what Mourinho was trying to do and his players seemed to be similarly confused. STAT ATTACK Jose Mourinho sacked: How does ex-Man Utd boss’s record compare to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal? It was hard to blame them, with so many changes of personnel and formation. It’s important to remember that Fergie’s last title-winning team of 2012/13 were hardly the great entertainers. But whether realistic or not, United manager are expected to send out teams to play with a swagger. Red Devils teams of the past used to play with flair David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal failed to do that. Under them and now Mourinho, the former philosophy of winning with style has been replaced by losing with tedium. DEFENCE AND RECRUITMENT For all the attacking potency of the great United teams that dominated the Premier League, they always had a solid defence behind them. Mourinho leaves a side that has conceded more goals in 17 games this season than it did in the whole of the last campaign. Mourinho’s defenders, including Eric Bailly have struggled Victor Lindelof was a £30m buy by Mourinho His frequent chopping and changing at the back undermined the chances of creating cohesion and understanding. Mourinho made it clear he felt let down by the lack of centre back signings. On the one hand, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were his buys, at £30m plus each. But on the other, what United really need is a centre half of the quality (and cost) of Virgil Van Dijk. Despite how it sometimes looks, David De Gea is not a miracle worker. MAN-MANAGEMENT Man management used to one of Mourinho’s fortes Mourinho used to be the master of protecting his players. He would create a scene or a scandal to deflect from a rare poor performance and very rarely criticise them in public. Almost every time he made a situation about him, it had a deeper purpose and was part of building a bond with his players – a siege mentality in bad times and a supreme confidence in good. This season Mourinho’s rants and boasts about past success felt pathetic, desperate and purely selfish. He publicly criticised so many individual players that it’s hard to think of anyone who was spared his scorn. But Mourinho spent his United tenure criticising his players A classic example was Scott McTominay. After the defeat at West Ham, Mourinho hailed the Academy product for showing the character the others lacked. The next week, McTominay was hooked at half time of the dramatic win over Newcastle and described as “scared” by his manager. And as for Paul Pogba…the picture of the World Cup-winning Frenchman sitting on the bench and watching United slide to defeat against Liverpool told a thousand words. BOARD AND OWNERS Mourinho is not the only one to blame for the mess at United. After having one manager for 27 years, United have gone through three in fewer than six seasons. Ed Woodward is just as culpable as Mourinho The Glazer family aren’t hands-on owners However, they still provided Mourinho with over £400m for transfers [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward may have overseen United’s return to the top of football’s money league but he has presided over a shocking decline in the business of winning on the pitch. One big problem with the Glazer family is that they only seem to act at moments of crisis, such as giving Woodward the green light to fire Mourinho. Otherwise they have left Woodward to get on with it, with less than impressive results. It’s not only Sir Alex Ferguson that United have struggled to replace, it’s former chief executive David Gill. Much is made of the £1billion plus that the Glazers have taken out of United to pay for their takeover and in fees. But they still managed to provide £400m-plus for transfers during Mourinho’s reign. United need a director of football to make sure less of the next wedge is wasted. [bc_video video_id=”5980918070001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho with Michael Carrick set to be appointed caretaker manager”]
18 Dec 18
Bitcoin Imperia

Bitcoin (BTC) could be in for a stronger recovery rally ahead of New Year as the recent major sell-off looks to be fading. The leading cryptocurrency by market value had been trading near $3,200 early yesterday, representing an 83 percent drop from the record high of $20,000 reached the same date in 2017. However, BTC, […]