O’Shea has confidence in O’Neill

first_img Press Association The 33-year-old Sunderland defender said: “Ah well look, the manager we have is very, very important and very, very talented and fortunately we will have time for the manager, if it does happen, to adjust his backroom team accordingly for the forthcoming qualification games. “In that sense, we are lucky that he will have a bit of time to adjust. He has brought Steve Walford and Steve Guppy in this week as well, so we are fortunate we have the time beforehand, if it does happen, to adjust. “Believe me, the manager can do it himself as well.” News of Keane’s candidacy spread like wildfire on Thursday as it emerged that his dream team partnership with O’Neill could end after barely six months and before their first competitive game. The former Manchester United captain, however, was remaining tight-lipped as he took part in an open training session at the Aviva Stadium shortly before O’Neill confirmed he was in talks with the Bhoys, and it was business as usual once again on Friday morning for the session at Gannon Park in Malahide. Asked if his former team-mate had said anything to the players, O’Shea said: “No, no, no. Obviously the lads have been trying to get a few hints here and there, but he’s kept a good poker face.” Keane will travel to London for the clash with the Italians at Craven Cottage, but whether he boards the plane for the United States next Wednesday with further friendlies against Costa Rica and Portugal remains to be seen. O’Shea admits he fears the worst, but is confident Ireland would cope with the loss of a man who has proved hugely inspirational since his addition to the backroom staff. Asked for his gut-feeling, the defender said: “It looks very much like it now. Slowly but surely, it has snowballed into having talks with Celtic, so I would be very surprised if it doesn’t get across the line. “If it does happen, it’s one of the clubs around the world that was going to entice him back into management and away from his current job. “It’s something I’m sure he would really, really enjoy and look forward to and relish the challenge of managing a fantastic club like Celtic. But let’s wait and see if it does happen. “As the manager said, we would be very disappointed because we know what a fantastic character he is to have fighting for us on our side going into matches.” O’Neill admits he is yet to broach the subject of whether or not Keane could combine the two jobs, but O’Shea sees no reason why it could not be done. He said: “That’s something for people other than myself to talk about, but I can’t see why he couldn’t do it. “But I’m sure Celtic and the FAI [Football Association of Ireland] would maybe prefer it to be one way or the other, but hey, things have been done like that in the past, so why can’t it be done in the future?” O’Neill’s preparations for Saturday’s friendly against World Cup finalists Italy have been carried out against the background of a sideshow which has seen his 42-year-old assistant installed as favourite for the vacant job at Parkhead after holding informal talks with his former club. However, should Keane be appointed – Celtic have insisted he is only one of a number of candidates to replace Neil Lennon – O’Shea has no doubts that O’Neill’s expertise and personality would fill the void he would leave behind. Ireland skipper John O’Shea is confident manager Martin O’Neill will more than make up for the loss of Roy Keane if he lands the Celtic job. last_img read more

TD’s Barbecue is teaming up with Barefoot Jerry’s this Sunday for a big ‘indoor’ barbecue event

first_imgSumner Newscow report — T.D. Barbecue is teaming up with Barefoot Jerry’s this Sunday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the first “indoor” barbecue event for the business.“It’s definitely a family friendly event,” said Dustin Brown. “Everyone is welcome to come. In fact, our daughters will be working with Jerry’s waitress, Stephanie is taking orders.”T.D. barbecue is slimming down its normal menu to just the BBQ basics: pulled pork, brisket, ribs and hot links.“Our brisket has placed first in every competition we’ve entered,” Brown said. “We will have our normal sides of bacon ranch potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw.  Everything is home made.  Even the sauces and ranch dressing.”And for all you NASCAR fans out there, don’t worry. The Daytona 500 will be on the TV’s for their viewing pleasure.“Looking at the forecast right now, it’s going to be a cold Sunday, with the possibility of nasty weather Saturday,” Brown said. “We’ll be open regardless of the weather.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 285 weeks ago Yum Yum everyone go get ya some. It is good stuff. Report Reply 0 replies · active 285 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Fellaini shines as United crush Palace

first_imgCentre-back Mamadou Sakho headed over from a free-kick played in from the right by Yohan Cabaye after Ashley Young had brought down Ward near the corner flag, and United had to defend a series of corners after that.– Pressure –Bakary Sako, the winger pushed into service as a striker to replace Benteke, almost equalised as he ran in from the left on to Andros Townsend’s diagonal through ball, but goalkeeper David De Gea beat away the drive at his near post.United, though, rode out the pressure and added a second goal 10 minutes before half-time, with Young crossing from the left for Fellaini to volley in from close range at the far post. Watched from the stand by their former midfielder David Beckham, Jose Mourinho’s side kept the pressure on title rivals Manchester City, who were due to play at Chelsea in Saturday’s late game.Palace, meanwhile, remain without a point or a goal in the league this season, and rarely looked like ending either sequence against opponents who have now scored 31 times in a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Mourinho made five changes to a team that had only arrived home from Russia in the early hours of Thursday morning following their midweek Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow.There was little sign of early sluggishness, though, as they scored in the third minute from their first attack thanks to two players left out of the starting line-up on Wednesday.Marcus Rashford showed clever footwork to deceive Palace full-back Joel Ward down the left, then pulled the ball back for the unmarked Mata to sweep in from 12 yards.That was a huge setback for a Palace team who had been beaten on each of their previous 10 league visits to Old Trafford, since a 2-1 victory in December 1989. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Marouane Fellaini scored twice as Manchester United maintained their blistering start to the season with a 4-0 thrashing of lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday.Juan Mata, making his 200th Premier League appearance, gave United the lead after just three minutes, with Fellaini’s goals followed by a late tap in for Romelu Lukaku, who scored for the 11th time in 10 games. They had lost striker Christian Benteke before the game with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for six weeks, but despite going behind so early, they started to cause more of a threat. Chris Smalling almost added a third, heading just wide from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner, before Rashford’s shot was blocked at the near post by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.United’s third goal arrived in the fourth minute of the second half, shortly after Rashford had been denied by a Ward block.Rashford was involved in the goal and looked initially as if he might try to claim it as his free-kick, whipped in from the left, flew in at the far post.But television replays showed beyond doubt that Fellaini had flicked the ball with his forehead inside the six-yard box, and the Belgium midfielder claimed his second of the match.The match lost most of its momentum after that, with Sako volleying over a half-chance for Palace, before Lukaku steered wide at the other end when he looked certain to score.As United sought a fourth, Hennessey advanced from his line and spread himself to block Anthony Martial as the substitute ran into the penalty area on to Mkhitaryan’s pass.The fourth goal arrived in the final minutes, with Martial attacking down the left and crossing low for Lukaku to score from close in.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Florida boy left alone without water and food for 9 days

first_imgPolice arrested a 39-year-old Florida woman after she left a boy alone in terrible conditions.Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Autumn Lee Beede on Saturday, and charged her with child neglect.Investigators conducted a welfare check on Feb. 14 at a home in Cantonment and found the boy living in a dirty home without running water or electricity for nine days.The child’s name, age and relationship to Beede are unknown.The child told deputies he survived by going to neighbors’ homes to ask for food, the report said.Reports say Beede was released from jail, and it is not known where the child is staying right now.last_img read more