Hodgson criticises Rodgers’ method

first_img Hodgson’s relationship with Rodgers was again put in the spotlight after the former Fulham manager revealed Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling asked to be excluded from the England team for Sunday’s 1-0 win in Estonia. ”He (Sterling) said, ‘I’m feeling tired, I’d rather sit this one out’,” the England manager told BBC Radio 5 Live after the game, which was settled by a second-half free-kick from Wayne Rooney. Press Association Shortly after revealing the details of the conversation, Hodgson told Rodgers he must do his bit to make sure his teenage star does not suffer from physical and mental fatigue too. “Am I the only one with that responsibility? Or does it have to be shared between club and country? I think it does,” Hodgson said. The 67-year-old then criticised one of the methods Rodgers uses to try to ensure his quickest players, presumably including Sterling, recover properly from matches. The Liverpool boss revealed last month that he is a strong believer in giving his “fast” players two-days to recover from matches due to the stresses and strains their speed causes on their bodies. Rodgers spoke of his frustration at Hodgson’s refusal to adopt the two-day recovery method for Daniel Sturridge last month after he pulled a thigh muscle during a sprint at an England training session. And it is understood the Northern Irishman also gives Sterling two days off after games as he thinks it aids the pacy player’s return to peak fitness. But Hodgson says there is little evidence the programme benefits players’ recovery times. “Raheem might say it is something that is becoming ingrained in him and that he felt the need to talk about being tired more than he would normally do,” Hodgson said. Roy Hodgson has risked causing the ire of Brendan Rodgers by criticising the two-day recovery method the Liverpool manager uses to try to keep Raheem Sterling fit. “But we have never had any problems with that. I don’t think there is a lot of medical evidence to support the ‘two day recovery’. “So if you want to, you might want to research that one. “Certainly, the Germans who you admire so much – they don’t do it. That is for certain. “I would expect players not to take it granted that there will be two-day recoveries.” In the early hours of Monday morning Sterling responded on Twitter to those who had ridiculed him for asking to be rested just eight weeks into the season. “Now listening too.. Excuse me for being human?? omw home,” the 19-year-old wrote after retweeting two critical messages posted to him on the micro-blogging website. “Oi @sterling31 sod off and choose to play for Jamaica if you’re going to continue all this tired nonsense,” read one message to Sterling. Another commented: “@sterling31 Prone to Tiredness? I use to play 3 Rugby matches a week when I was 19! #tiredness #yourhavingalaugh #stillyoung.” It is understood that England’s medical staff will be contacting their counterparts at Liverpool this week to talk about Sterling’s fitness. And Hodgson himself will call Rodgers to discuss the matter. “I think I should speak to Brendan, but it really is very simple and I am sure he understands that situation,” Hodgson said. “Raheem has played a lot of games recently and it is the first year in the Champions League for Liverpool for a while so the games have obviously been quite high pressure games and I will tell him he looked a bit tired and I made the decision from that to play Adam Lallana. “But Brendan has been talking anyway about the pressures Raheem has been under and the fatigue that may have set in a little bit so I am pretty sure that he will be dealing over the next month with Raheem as he sees fair.” Hodgson has come under fire from former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher for publicly divulging the fact that Sterling asked to be rested. “No problem with Sterling telling Hodgson he was tired,” Carragher tweeted. “(He has) played a lot of football already this season on the back of a WC (World Cup… But not for disclosing it as there will be some negative comment towards Raheem now. “Hodgson could have been more careful.” Former international captain Rio Ferdinand defended Sterling’s actions and called for a winter break to help the England squad deal with a congested calendar. Ferdinand tweeted: “A mid season break like most other countries would help….fatigue is 1 element as to why England have struggled at tournaments too. “With more rest at the right times throughout seasons (Wayne) Rooney would have gone into tournaments for England fresher 100%…. Too proud again. “Same could be said of (Steven) Gerard (sic), (Frank) Lampard, JT (John Terry), A.Cole (Ashley Cole) myself etc-all too proud to sit out of training or a match with the bigger picture in mind.” last_img read more

A rookie stars, but it isn’t Lonzo Ball as Lakers lose to Jazz, 96-81

first_imgWalton said that was a primary component of his postgame message to his young squad.The Lakers feel they had as good a draft as any team in the NBA in June. Ball is already a star, and Kuzma and Josh Hart, taken at the back end of the first round, have proven themselves worthy of rotation minutes.On Saturday, Mitchell, drafted 13th by the Jazz, outshone all of them.“Any rookie who can contribute in the NBA is impressive,” Walton said before the game. “Whether it is Kyle, Josh Hart, Mitchell, Lonzo.”Mitchell added three steals to his 9-of-16 shooting performance and scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half.“I know what he can do,” Ball said. “As you can see he’s a very good basketball player and helps his team every night.”Ball finished with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting, with each of his makes coming from beyond the arc. His two rebounds were a season-low, and his four assists were the fewest he had logged since opening night against the Clippers’ tenacious Patrick Beverley.Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 16 points, while Jordan Clarkson contributed 15 off the bench.Walton said he was pleased with Ball’s three 3-pointers, but he thought the rookie struggled with the size of the Jazz, whose defense is anchored by All-Star center Rudy Gobert.“I think sometimes he got in there, might have over-penetrated,” Walton said, “but we’re being real picky because we’re asking him to get downhill and to (make plays) and tonight it happened to be Gobert waiting for him down there.”As a whole, the Lakers shot just 5 for 22 from 3-point range. A night earlier against Toronto they misfired on 20 of their 23 shots from the arc.“It is a long season,” Ball said. “We just started. … The defense, that’s the priority right now. As long as that is good we are not really worried about (shooting).” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He just came flying in,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said, “got that tip dunk which electrified the home crowd, as it should have. He probably hit that next three because of how good he was feeling on the tip dunk.”Separated by 12 seconds, it was those two plays with Ball on the wrong end that the Lakers rookie focused on after the they lost 96-81 to the Jazz on Saturday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.“Put this loss on me,” Ball said. “If you think about it, that kind of changed the course of the game. We were coming back. Two dumb plays by me and they got up.”What had been a 15-point deficit at the end of the first quarter was down to six late in the third when Kyle Kuzma hit a 3-pointer to pull the Lakers within 70-64. After the outburst by Mitchell, who led all scorers with 22 points, the Lakers faced an 11-point deficit entering the final period.“That was a huge one,” Walton said. “That was kind of a teaching point how one play at this level can change the entire game. We had all the momentum at that point. … The arena was quiet. We didn’t box him out.” On the Lakers’ next play, Ball threw a pass right to Jazz forward Joe Johnson, who found Mitchell for a 3-pointer. Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma returns to Utah newly minted as rising star Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousUtah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, battle for the ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsUtah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) looks on in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, center, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz’s Derrick Favors (15) and Rudy Gobert, right, defend in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) lays up the ball as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) dunks the ball against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. (7) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reacts after being called with a foul against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ExpandSALT LAKE CITY – Lonzo Ball positioned himself under the basket for what should have been a routine rebound. A 3-point attempt went up, and Ball traced its course with his eyes.He glanced over his right shoulder a moment too late to save himself from the ensuing humiliation.Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz rookie Ball called a “real good” friend and the man he was supposed to box out on the play, came soaring in for a one-handed tomahawk dunk as Ball leaned back to avoid impact.Related Articles Heisler: Can someone from Lakers tell LaVar Ball to shut up? Brandon Ingram says he’s ready to become Lakers’ next great closer last_img read more

FIRST TWO GARDA STATIONS TO CLOSE ARE NAMED

first_imgTWO of possibly 12 Garda stations to close were named today.They are at Culdaff and Dunkineely.Up to ten more in the county will be closed as part of Government cutbacks. Most will be part-time stations.FIRST TWO GARDA STATIONS TO CLOSE ARE NAMED was last modified: December 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal garda stations to closelast_img read more