McDermott has been part of the backroom staff at the Berkshire club since 2000, fulfilling a number of roles before taking the manager’s position full-time in January 2010. Reading issued a statement confirming McDermott’s departure with Russian owner Anton Zingarevich believing having a new man in charge was essential. “Reading Football Club has announced today the departure of manager Brian McDermott,” the statement read. “Owner Anton Zingarevich wishes to place on record his thanks to Brian who had achieved great success with the club since taking over as manager in December 2009. “Brian gained promotion to the Barclays Premier League last year for only the second time in the club’s history thanks to a remarkable run at the end of last season. However, in our current situation, owner Anton Zingarevich felt that a change was necessary.” Reading had been on a run of one defeat in seven games at the turn of the year but a spell of poor form has cost McDermott his job. The club have said they are actively searching for a replacement as soon as possible, with their next two games coming at Manchester United and Arsenal. “The search for a successor will start immediately and it is hoped that a new manager will be in place as soon as possible to lead the fight against potential relegation,” the statement concluded. The Royals had been battling in and around the bottom three for the majority of the season but, unlike the likes of bottom side QPR who were able to invest heavily in the January transfer window, McDermott was limited in what he could spend. On Monday evening, the club announced that academy head Eamonn Dolan would take charge of first-team matters going into the upcoming match against Manchester United. The Royals also confirmed that first-team coach Nigel Gibbs had left the club he joined in 2006. The Royals have lost four successive Barclays Premier League games and sit 19th in the table, with only goals scored keeping them off the bottom. McDermott, 51, took over as caretaker manager at the Madejski Stadium in 2009 before being named full-time boss the following year. He guided Reading back to the top flight last season for only the second time in their history but has been relieved of his duties as the club look to turn around their form in time to secure Premier League survival. Brian McDermott has left his post as manager of Reading, the club have confirmed in a statement. Press Association
Share Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Submit Market leaders headline SBC Digital Summit’s Digital Marketing Day April 22, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know… May 1, 2020 EnergyBet is the main club sponsor for Leyton Orient FC, as well as the official in stadia betting partner for Millwall FC.The Malta-based operator, whose affiliate partner scheme has been nominated for a prize at the upcoming SBC Awards, is committed to connecting with the fans of its partners.We spoke to Simona Pinterova, PR and Media Manager at EnergyBet, to discuss going beyond the traditional sponsorship parameters, making its mark on social media, working with the right affiliates to reach a wider audience and developing alternative ideas to acquire new customers.SBC: How do you ensure that there is a connection with the fans of Leyton Orient that extends beyond just appearing on the kit and advertising channels?SP: From the very beginning of our relationship, we have been committed to connecting with the club’s fans, and have ensured that we have a visible presence on the ground for most home matches. We send our in-house promotional hosts, the EnergyGirls, and members of our UK marketing team, to personally meet and interact with fans inside and outside the stadium.We often organise fun competitive events, like penalty shoots and hand out promotional merchandise – giving us a chance to meet individual fans on a one-to-one level. This kind of grassroots interaction is critical to gaining the respect of fans who really cherish their club; and as a sponsor we are grateful to have been warmly welcomed into the Leyton Orient family.SBC: Where do you stand on the battle for social media supremacy; given the size of the Twitter and Facebook following enjoyed by the likes of bet365, are you better off interacting with clusters of fans or groups for a specific football team rather than pitching to a wider audience?SP: With regards to social media, we have taken a pragmatic approach. As you pointed out, the giants like bet365 do have huge followings – but we understand that it is not just about numbers.In truth, the social media landscape is now in a very different place to where it was when players like bet365 started building their followings, and it would be an exercise in futility to throw resources at trying to emulate their numbers.Rather, now, we are focusing our limited resources on quality interactions with specific groups of fans – though we are constantly looking at trends with a view to identifying broader opportunities.SBC: Do you choose the affiliates you work with based on their ability to reach fans of a certain demographic or football level, or is this more based on maximising exposure for EnergyBet?SP: We do love to work with affiliates who are able to reach fans of the clubs we sponsor – as we can maximise the impact of promotions and tailor specific, exclusive content for them.But, saying that, at this stage, we are focused on maximising exposure for EnergyBet across the broadest range of sports and markets, so we welcome any affiliate who demonstrates a positive attitude and a commitment to maintaining our high standards.SBC: Given the rise in bonus related disputes and the tightening of regulations related to affiliate marketing, we are building up to ‘Life beyond the bonus’ at #bofcon2018; do you think that customer bonuses will continue to form a key part of an operator’s acquisition strategy?SP: It’s a difficult one to answer, because as you mentioned, things are changing fast. The affiliate industry has been somewhat of a ‘Wild West’ environment, and now, very suddenly, authorities are scrambling to get control – and this means some overreactions and mistakes will be made.Given this uncertainty, it’s impossible to say what future acquisition strategies will look like. Really, the only reasonable approach for operators is to remain open-minded and flexible. We will continue to develop bonus-based strategies, but at the same time make alternative plans too. Right now, there are so many variables at play, that flexibility is the key thing.
Gov. Ron DeSantis will unveil Florida’s action plan on how the state plans to combat the coronavirus this morning 10 a.m. in Tallahassee.Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees and Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson will also be at the news conference.Health leaders say there are no documented cases of coronavirus in Palm Beach County or the state of Florida.The School District of Palm Beach County says it’s being proactive and following recommendations and guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare for potential cases of the virus.“The Palm Beach County School District has a robust, long-standing professional relationship with the FDOH and will work in close collaboration with all public health officials and governmental agencies throughout the state to provide guidance, promote awareness, and initiate response actions as needed,” said Donald Fennoy, Superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County.FAU expanded the suspension of university-related travel to certain countries. First, China, based on the U.S. State Department’s Level 4 travel restrictions which say do not travel to China. Now, South Korea is added to the list, based on the government’s Level 3 Travel Warning to that country.DIsney is also monitoring cast members who recently traveled to Italy.The viral outbreak began in China and infected more than 82,000 around the world.Here are the latest figures from the Associated Press on the number of people affected, as reported by each country’s health authority:— Mainland China: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei— Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths— Macao: 10 cases— South Korea: 1,766 cases, 13 deaths— Japan: 895 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 8 deaths— Italy: 447 cases, 12 deaths— Iran: 141 cases, 22 deaths— Singapore: 93— United States: 60— Kuwait: 43— Thailand: 40— Bahrain: 33— Taiwan: 32 cases, 1 death— Australia: 23— Malaysia: 22— Germany: 21— France: 17 cases, 2 deaths— Vietnam: 16— United Kingdom: 15— United Arab Emirates: 13— Spain: 12— Canada: 12— Iraq: 6— Russia: 5— Oman: 4— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death— India: 3— Croatia: 3— Israel: 2— Pakistan: 2— Finland: 2— Austria: 2— Lebanon: 2— Egypt: 1— Algeria: 1— Afghanistan: 1— Greece: 1— North Macedonia: 1— Georgia: 1— Estonia: 1— Belgium: 1— Romania: 1— Nepal: 1— Sri Lanka: 1— Cambodia: 1— Sweden: 2— Norway: 1— Denmark: 1— Switzerland: 1— Brazil 1The CDC has a lot of information about the facts and myths of coronavirus. Visit the CDC’s website to learn more.
For years the Perry Commodores owned City League football. The last few years the Brashear Bulls dominated and were expected to do the same this season but that didn’t happen. Schenley, Oliver and Perry joined them atop of the League, with Schenley surprising everybody by winning their first title since 1950. In selecting our third annual All City football team the Courier kept this in mind with the selection of the players. The four top teams dominate the selections as they dominated league play, but all nine schools are represented. Helping us select the players were the coaches of all nine schools in the city, Woody Miller and the men in the booth who call the game and keep the stats, as well as our reporter and photographer who cover the teams. Schenley and Oliver tied for the best record at 7-1, and Perry and Brashear finished right behind them at 6-2. The other five teams finished under .500 with Peabody, Westinghouse and Carrick tied at 3-5, Allderdice 1-7 and Langley 0-8.The breakdown on the first team’s offense, defense and four special teams players has Schenley and Brashear tied with 8 each, Perry 6, and Oliver 5. The other five teams only placed two players on the first teams. Adding the second teams and honorable mentions, Schenley and Perry led the way with 15 each followed closely by Oliver, 14 and Brashear, 13. Rounding out the teams were Carrick, 10; Westinghouse, 6; Peabody 4; and Allderdice and Langley with 2 each.Henri Chatman was hands down the best quarterback in the City with everyone picking him to the first team. Then it became hard with Ryan Roeper from Carrick, a pure passer with high numbers and Darrell Cosby of Westinghouse who was an excellent running quarterback with much the same results. The other quarterbacks mentioned were Donte Jeter from Oliver and Greg McGhee from Perry. Beyond Chatman there was a drop off in talent at that position. Even Chatman’s production dropped from last season. He has been one of the top two to three quarterbacks in the City for the past three years. MANASSEH GARNER, JEROME MATHEWS, MARTISE SMITH JASON BELL Schenley Head Coach At the running back slot Bruce Patterson finished up his career as one of the greatest backs in City League history, with 643 yards on 129 carries even though he missed some games. Joining him in the backfield was Richard Lowry from Perry who continued that rich Commodore tradition by leading the league in rushing with 949 yards on 187 carries and Bruce Matthews from Schenley who had 663 yards on 154 carries despite missing some games. He was Schenley’s best offensive player and may have been the league’s Player of the Year if he hadn’t missed some games. These three were heads and shoulders over the rest.There wasn’t a whole lot of passing going on in the City which led to the drop off in production by receivers compared to the past few years when there was a rise. However, our Offensive Player of the Year was a receiver, but Manasseh Garner helped his team in so many other ways. He was Chatman’s main target, as a tight end, and wide receiver as well as being an excellent runner out of the backfield. He did whatever it took to help his team win. His major competition was teammate Chatman.Carrick receivers had the most impressive numbers behind the passing of Roeper with Jujuan Thomas and Travis Lewis being named to the first and second teams. Manny Reed, Brashear, and Martice Smith, Oliver, are the other two starting wide receivers.The offensive and defensive lines were generally made up of the same players. Much like college and the pros, these guys are the anchors of the teams. They determine if a team is a winner or loser but receive very little credit or publicity.The best linemen in the City belonged to Schenley, which is why they now hold the championship trophy. Andre Irish, Aaron Manker and Hykeem Moore anchored both the offense and the defense for the Spartans and the All City team. Irish surprisingly was picked as the Defensive Player of the Year. Surprisingly because it’s the first time a lineman has received this award, which generally goes to linebackers and defensive backs. He was clearly the best of the best. Joining Irish and Manker on the offensive line are Matt Dayton, Perry, Shane Phillips, Oliver and Carlos Saunders, Peabody. Joining he and Moore on the defensive line are Ed Mathis, Oliver; and Joshua Weiblinger. Manker is on the second team defense and Moore second team offense.Even though the Perry defense allowed the fewest points, it was Oliver that dominated the defensive team, placing eight players on the first and second team. Schenley was second with six. Perry only had three players selected. Once again there were an abundance of quality linebackers and defensive backs with Garner heading this list which includes two of the four linebackers being from Oliver and two of the four defensive backs from Schenley.The special teams were easy picks with kicker Cody Magiocca, Brashear and punter John Dubensky, Perry having practically no competition. Even though there were several excellent kick and punt returners this season D’Andre Black, Schenley, and Manny Reed were easy winners.The Coach of the Year was a tough pick between Jason Bell from Schenley and Tim Keefer from Oliver. Both did an outstanding job this season taking their teams to surprising 7-1 records in City League play. But the difference was Schenley beat Oliver to win the City League title, their first in 69 years, thus our Coach of the Year is Jason Bell.Congratulations to all the members of the 2009 New Pittsburgh Courier All City Football Team.OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Manasseh Garner, BrashearDEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Andre Irish, SchenleyCOACH OF THE YEAR Jason Bell, SchenleyFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSE 2009QB Henri Chatman Brashear RB Bruce Patterson Brashear RB Jerome Mathews Schenley RB Richard Lowry Perry TE Manasseh Garner Brashear R Jujuan Thomas Carrick R Martice Smith Oliver R Manny Reed Brashear OL Andre Irish Schenley OL Aaron Manker Schenley OL Matt Dayton Perry OL Shane Phillips Oliver OL Carlos Saunders PeabodySECOND TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSE 2009QB Ryan Roeper Carrick QB Darrell Cosby Westinghouse RB Rasheed McKamey Carrick RB Tyree Mathis Oliver RB David Pryor Westinghouse TE Tyrail Morgan Oliver R Marcus Falls Westinghouse R D’ Andre Black Schenley R Travis Lewis Carrick OL Hykeem Moore Schenley OL Keith Goralzick Carrick OL Saquan Thomas Westinghouse OL Ronell Moses Peabody OL Londele Cox PeabodyHONORABLE MENTIONQB Greg McGhee Perry QB Donté Jeter Oliver QB Mike Phleger Allderdice OL Joshua Weiblinger Perry OL Isiah Moore Westinghouse OL D. J. Smith Perry TE Titus Morris Perry OL Chantz Thomas Brashear DB Livingston Wright Schenley R Brian Gray Langley R Devin Grafoor Perry R Jaylen Coleman PeabodyFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSE 2009DL Andre Irish Schenley DL Ed Mathis Oliver DL Hykeem Moore Schenley DL Joshua Weiblinger Perry LB Manasseh Garner Brashear LB Dion Mathews Perry LB David Marshall Oliver LB Tyrek Morgan Oliver DB Troy Nelson Perry DB Jeron Grayson Schenley DB Jerome Mathews Schenley DB Antwan Bell BrashearSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSE 2009DL Aaron Manker Schenley DL Rich Potts Oliver DL Mike Barron Brashear DL Chantz Thomas Brashear LB Shane Phillips Oliver LB Jaylen Coleman Peabody LB Dillon Semian Brashear LB Tyrail Morgan Oliver DB D’Andre Black Schenley DB Jehosha Wright Oliver DB Louis Helms Langley DB Donté Jeter OliverHONORABLE MENTIONLB Taylor Campbell Schenley LB Tom Means Brashear DL Jordan Morris Perry LB Devante Grace Westinghouse DL Joe Hughes Carrick DL Frank Kalsek Carrick DL Kaleeq Anderson Westinghouse DL Livingston Wright Schenley DL Phillip Fergurson Oliver LB Ray Taylor Perry LB Jayme Thomas Carrick DL Duke Mulvihill Allderdice DL Steven Wicks PerrySPECIAL TEAMS Kicker Cody Magliocca Brashear Punter John Dubensky Perry PR D’ Andre Black Schenley KR Manny Reed BrashearCity League Stat Leaders QUARTERBACKS Completions Attempts Touchdowns Total Yards Henri Chapman Brashear 83 148 10 1,343 Ryan Roeper Carrick 58 126 14 811 Dante Jeter Oliver 37 99 05 791 Greg McGhee Perry 60 133 06 681 Shawn Smith Langley 56 115 12 608 RECEIVERS Receptions Yards Manasseh Garner Brashear 32 561 Jajuan Thomas Carrick 31 456 Brian Gray Langley 24 389 Marcus Falls Westinghouse 21 256 Devin Ghafoor Perry 18 194 RUSHERS Attempts Yards Richard Lowry Perry 187 949 Rasheed McKamey Carrick 146 680 Jerome Matthews Schenley 154 663 Bruce Patterson Brashear 129 643 Jaylen Coleman Peabody 79 507 (Information supplied by the City League official scorer and stat man Woody Miller. Numbers only applies to City League play.)
The KIG JEEP Junior and Mentor Doubles Tennis Classic is scheduled to serve off on Saturday at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston, at 9 a.m.The Junior and Mentor programme is the brainchild of Llockett McGregor and is part of his mandate to invest in junior players on multiple levels.The concept, which began six years ago, was forged because of the apparent disconnect between juniors, seniors, and past players.Judith Denton, sales and marketing manager at KIG JEEP, said that they got involved in sponsoring the event because of the intent behind the tournament.”Kingston Industrial Garage is very pleased to be associated with an event that encourages ‘giving back’ and which has the potential for positive, lasting effects on the development of young tennis players in Jamaica,” said Denton.This unique tournament features amateur players (21 and over), partnered with young players on the junior tennis circuit, enjoying competitive action on the courts.The adult amateurs are meant to form a bond with their junior partners and will, hopefully, follow their progress on and off the courts, offer encouragement, advice, and continued moral support.”Adult amateurs select a junior’s name and they’re teamed with them as doubles partners. The mentors are expected to continue in the juniors’ lives, whether it’s on court or off court, providing moral support and encouragement,” McGregor said.Amateurs and juniors alike are invited to sign up to participate, by today, through their respective clubs’ notice boards, Tennis Jamaica, or directly with McGregor at the Liguanea Club.As part of its sponsorship arrangement, an extensive range of KIG’s Jeep vehicles will be shown at the event, and participants, patrons, and members of the Liguanea Club are invited to see and experience the brand at leisure.Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up following the conclusion of finals on Saturday.
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Smith, who is expected to start on Saturday after serving his one-game ban Thursday against Philadelphia, refused to say if he agreed with the discipline. He said he spoke with his teammates about what happened but not with Jones, a former NBA player who has been on Tyronn Lue’s staff for two seasons.“It’s not really my call,” the 31-year-old said on the merits of his punishment. “More than anything, I talked to my teammates about it, everybody seemed cool. We moved on from it as a team, so whether it warranted a suspension or not, that’s not my job. I’m just here to play basketball.”Because of Smith’s volatile reputation and shoot-first-ask-questions later playing style, his soup-throwing tantrum led to a social-media storm Friday as Twitter filled with posts about him and his possible soup choice.Smith was amused — to a point.“Some of them were actually pretty funny,” he said. “I understand that everything I do is going to have a meme or whatever behind it. That’s just part of the day and age we live in. If this was 15 years ago, nobody would have even knew. It’s just part of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — J.R. Smith’s soup choice remains unknown, and so do the ingredients that steamed him so much he threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.Smith was suspended one game by the Cavaliers, and Saturday the temperamental guard addressed the latest drama in what has been a tumultuous season for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES MOST READ Raising their level Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smith’s had a challenging season on the floor — his 8.3 point average is his lowest since 2005 and he’s making only 39 percent his shots — and his blowup at Jones could be the result of pent-up frustration.Smith, though, dodged a question about whether it was spur of the moment or something that had been building.“I have an idea of what I want to say, but I’m not going to say it,” he said.” So I’m going to leave that as it is.”Smith has been a key contributor to Cleveland reaching the NBA Finals the past three seasons. With All-Star Kevin Love sidelined with a broken hand, the Cavs need a dependable second scoring option behind LeBron James. Smith can fill that role — when his shot is falling and when he’s behaving.James believes Smith will come around.“’He knows how important he is to our ball club, both offensively and defensively since he got here,” James said. “We know it’s been a challenging year for him, but we expect for him to be there when we need him.”James is close with both Smith and Jones, but he refused to get dragged into their food feud.“Ain’t got nothing to do with me,” he said. “Momma told me a long time ago to mind your business. Stay out of grown folks business. That ain’t got nothing to do with me. That’s what I did.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Asked what he could share about the soup spat, Smith was as cold as gazpacho.“Nothing,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd as for the kind of soup he flung?“Honestly,” he said Saturday following the team’s shootaround. “I don’t even remember.”
SANTA CLARA — The 49ers are playing today without their leading receiver, George Kittle, and leading rusher, Matt Breida. That leads us to list off the following five players who could have a breakout game against the Arizona Cardinals:Running back Tevin Coleman: His best games as a 49ers have come at home, and he should be fresh after just nine carries (40 yards) and four receptions (32 yards) in Monday’s 27-24 overtime loss to Seattle. Of Coleman’s six TDs, five have come at Levi’s …
Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now One thing about sales people is almost universally true: They won’t sell something they don’t believe in.I’ve seen sales organizations and salespeople absolutely refuse to sell because the product they were being asked to sell would damage their customers. They knew that by damaging their customers they would damage the long-term relationships they worked so hard to build. And they were right. They would’ve violated their client’s trust and it is unlikely that it would’ve never been able to sell them anything else.But this isn’t the case for most salespeople. Most salespeople struggle to believe in the product simply because their company has the typical problems of any company in their business. They have missed shipping dates. They have customer service issues. They have challenging customers that stretch the capabilities of their organization.The truth is that all us hold our company up to the standard beyond which most companies are capable of ever reaching. In fact, I defy you could point me to the one company that’s perfect all the time, every time. If you’re in business, problems are the nature of the game.When It’s Hard to BelieveHow do you believe when it’s hard to believe?The one thing that you can believe in is that you will be there for your client to help them with their problems. You can believe that you care and that caring will make a difference for your clients. Caring is 100% inside your control.This doesn’t mean you won’t be frustrated trying to sell inside your own organization to produce results for your clients. It doesn’t mean that you’re the one should that should handle all of the individual transactions that make up the outcomes that you sell. But it does mean that since you sold what you sold you have the authority to follow-up and make sure that it’s delivered in the way that you sold it. You can care.Believe In YourselfYou can believe that you have the ability to make a difference for your clients.You can believe that you make a difference for your internal team and help them produce those results. You can believe that by caring about your clients and the stakeholders inside your own organization that you have the power to make a difference.Your belief in yourself makes all the difference in the world as to how you sell to your clients.If you don’t believe that your company is the best position company to help your clients, then you cannot expect them to believe it either. If you don’t believe, your dream client is right not to buy from you. But it won’t matter; you won’t sell anyway.QuestionsWhat do you do when you have doubts about what you sell?How does not believing in your company hurt your ability—and willingness—to sell?How do you make a difference for your clients?Can you sell inside and make a difference for both your company and your clients?
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle defender Fabian Schar warns: We’re not yet safeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Fabian Schar has warned they’re not yet safe from relegation.Schar has insisted Newcastle still have plenty of room for improvement – despite pulling six points clear of the drop zone following victory at Huddersfield.Speaking after the game Schar said: “At the moment, we have quite good results away.“We have another important week in front of us with a game at home, and it’s another big chance for us.“We are not comfortable with the results at St. James’ Park – we always want to get points there, so we have to try and show the fans what we’ve got and (how) we can play.“We can improve a lot of things.“At the same time, we always have to be focussed and play with our heart.“Even if it is a home game, we have to be able to defend like we do away.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Benfica president Vieira: Mourinho? Money is no problemby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBenfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has the financial backing to hire Jose Mourinho.The sacked Manchester United manager has been raised by Vieira as a replacement for the sacked Rui Vitoria.There’s been claims Mourinho’s personal demands would be too much, but Sport says the president has said “the money is no problem”, opening the debate again.Vieira insists he had not spoken to Mourinho though. Bruno Laje is working as interim coach for now and the president said that he will stay in charge until the end of next week. Mourinho is a free man after being sacked by Manchester United.