Mourinho unhappy with Chelsea crowd

first_img Mourinho said it felt like his side were playing at an “empty stadium”. “Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,” the Portuguese told talkSPORT. Press Association “At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home, though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium. “The team then starts playing like it’s a quiet, soft game at home. “It’s difficult to get that strong start where the players, team and fans at Stamford Bridge (are all together). “I was today looking around and it was empty, but not in terms of people because it was obviously full. That’s what is frustrating.” Mourinho was also unhappy with the fitful intensity shown as Chelsea extended their unbeaten start to the season and moved nine points clear of defending champions Manchester City, who play Manchester United on Sunday. The Blues boss said: “My team didn’t play well or well enough or so well as I was expecting. “We had periods of good football, not consistently. I was expecting more. “I’m happy with the points. I think we deserved (the points), no doubt. “But one thing is deserve and another thing is deserve and play very, very well, which we didn’t. “With our quality I would expect us to be stronger and to get a different result.” Chelsea scored a sublime opener through Oscar, two minutes after the floodlights had been switched on to brighten a darkening autumnal day. Mourinho believes the moment also enlivened the quiet crowd. “I think the man responsible for the lights was in the same mood as the crowd, because everybody was sleeping,” Mourinho added. “He took 20 minutes to understand that it was dark, but I took 30 minutes to understand that the stadium was not empty. “When we scored was when I realised ‘woah, the stadium is full. Good’.” Mourinho also admitted being culpable for his team’s lack of impetus. He added: “It was my responsibility. I was not intense, they were not intense.” Oscar’s goal was brilliant, as, from Cesc Fabregas’ pass, he hit a first-time shot with the outside of his right boot into the far corner. “The goal is not impossible in a very talented boy,” Mourinho said. “For 90 minutes I think he was our best player. Not for the goal, but for the dynamic, for the intensity, for the transitions. He was always sharp. “Some other guys didn’t play midweek, so I would expect other people to be sharper than Oscar, but in the end Oscar, for me, was our best player.” Oscar appeared to be the only Blues player immune from criticism as the assessment of the prolific Diego Costa was less than strong after his four-game absence with a hamstring problem. “He didn’t have a very good performance, like the team,” Mourinho said. “A muscular injury is not just your body, it’s also your brain. “After that you are afraid of a reaction and it brakes (slows) you a little bit. Normally the next match for him, he will be better.” Mourinho praised the organisation of QPR and Redknapp was pleased, but believes his side were worthy of a point and that the penalty award was unfortunate. Redknapp felt the decisive penalty award for an Eduardo Vargas foul on Eden Hazard, who converted from the spot 15 minutes from time, was “harsh” and “soft”. “I thought it was a harsh penalty,” Redknapp said. “I’m not saying it was not a penalty. It was a soft penalty. “It was shoulder charge. They both hit each other. Two tiny little guys – Vargas is only 5ft 4in, 5ft 5in and so is Hazard. “Our guy is very strong and powerful and he bounced him off (but) I wouldn’t say he dived.” Charlie Austin had equalised with an improvised finish from Leroy Fer’s mis-hit shot for his third goal in a week after his double in the defeat of Aston Villa last Monday. Redknapp, who also praised Rob Green, Richard Dunne and Steven Caulker, added: “It’s good for Charlie to be scoring. He’s on a good run at the moment, scoring some goals. I was pleased all round. “I felt we deserved something for how hard we worked. When you work that hard and don’t lie down against the best team in the country, for that we deserved a point. “We have to work as hard as that every game if we’re going to pick up points and get out of trouble.” Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on Chelsea’s home support after the Premier League leaders’ 2-1 win over QPR. last_img read more

Body found floating in ocean off Delray Beach

first_imgA body was found floating in the ocean Tuesday morning off Delray Beach, police say.A man discovered the body at around 7:35 AM, near S. Ocean Blvd.Police spokesman Ted White said the man and lifeguards brought the person to shore.Deputies arrived at the scene and are currently investigating.White said the male victim appears to have been in the water for a while. His identity is unknown.Investigators said the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.last_img

Spartans’ block wins-out over Corning, 3-0

first_imgRed Bluff >> In the annual battle with its southern Tehama County neighbors, the Red Bluff girls volleyball team maintained its early-season dominance at the net with a match-high 18 blocks — 15 through the first two sets — to overpower lower division Corning in straight sets, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23, and capture a non-league match Wednesday night in Red Bluff. Senior middle Aurora Carnes finished with five kills and eight blocks, while junior Carissa Twitchell and senior Logan Wheeler each …last_img read more

Humane Officer Training on Oct. 29

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WhenOctober 29, 8:30am–5pmWhereDutch Valley Restaurant 1343 Old Route 39 NE, Sugarcreek, OH 44681WhatThe purpose of the training is to provide humane officers a basic understanding of farm animal care and production practices and to identify resources for local animal shelters and officials dealing with animal care complaints. The farm tours will allow participants to view livestock in a typical farm setting and interact with the farm management and other local agricultural leaders. Hosted by Ohio Farm Bureau.Created for:Humane officersDog wardensAnimal rescue groupsCounty sheriff’s deputiesAnimal control officersCounty commissionersLocal animal shelter personnel/humane societiesTENTATIVE ITINERARY:8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Welcomeand Introductions9 a.m. Beef Cattle – Dr. Steve Boyles Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring9:30 a.m. Horses – Dr. Kim Cole Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring10 a.m. Dairy Cattle – Dr. Maurice Eastridge Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring10:30 a.m. Swine – Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia Food, Shelter and Body Condition Scoring11 a.m. Brady Campbell Animal Handling Basics11:30 a.m. Dr. Tony Forshey Bio security, Overview of Ohio Livestock Care Standards and Farm Euthanasia12:30 p.m. Lunch1 p.m. Four Pines Farm, Bill and Tina Deetz Tour of dairy farm and animal handling demonstration3 p.m. Saltwell Stables/Sally Puzacke Tour of horse and beef cattle farm and animal handling demonstration5 p.m. AdjournPayment of $50 per student is due with registration form. Make check payable to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Registration fees are due by Monday Oct. 22.Mail to: Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau 2146 E High Ave. New Philadelphia, OH 44663For more information, contact Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau, 888-265-2090 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Rainforest Challenge comes to India for the first time in its 8th Edition

first_imgForce Gurkha RFC2014 The Malaysian Rainforest Challenge is one of the most significant and toughest off-road challenges in the world. Seven editions of this have already been successfully held and the good news here is that India will be part of the eighth challenge, to be held from 8- 14 August 2014. A total of 40 teams in India and abroad will be participating in this adventurous sport, which will be held in Goa.Known as the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge, it will be held in the magnificent state of Goa, which has been witness to Goa Fest and India Bike Week in the past. Slurry lovers are now being welcomed by Goa Tourism, in a bid to popularise the destination for adventure tourism. Off-road enthusiasts from different off-road clubs of India, along with international touring adventurers will be taking part in RFC 2014.As the name suggests, the course would be full of wild insects and creatures, along with, of course, blinding rain. This rough terrain has been created away from protected forest land and wildlife sanctuaries and lies across a union of public and private land. This practice will ensure that the fast-paced and gruelling rally does not affect flora and fauna of Goa. To further propagate eco tourism, an “Environment Award” has been planned for the team or individual who displays maximum care for the environment.   Event ManagementRFC 2014 will be organised by Cougar Motorsport over a period of 6 days. It will be categorised into four sections- Prologue, Predator, Terminator and Twilight Zones. While the first two days will be open for the general public, participants will need to cook their own meals, set up camps and take on unexpected hurdles from the rain and others, in order to be victorious. Globally, the series has been organised in countries such as Vietnam, China, Tunisia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Italy, Russia and China.advertisementThe RouteParticipants will be competing in 30 Special Stages (SS) and will need to drive 250 kms from South to North Goa. These stages are validated by experts from RFC International, to test team driving and recovery skills in extreme off-road conditions.Eligibility and Classification of vehiclesAll road registered 4 wheel drive (FWD) vehicles and All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are eligible for RFC 2014. However, the list excludes prototypes, 4×4 commercial vehicles, vans o agricultural vehicles. A total of  seven Classes and two Overall Rankings have been fixed.1. Up to 1600 cc petrol or diesel engines not 1600 cc.2. 1601 to 2600 cc petrol engines over 1600cc not more than 2600 cc3. 1601 to 2600 cc diesel engines over 1600cc not more than 2600 cc4. Above 2601 cc petrol or diesel engines exceeding 2601cc5. ATVs- For these vehicles there are separate rules and regulations.6. Electric Winch for vehicles running a dedicated electric winch.  7. PTO Winch for vehicles running dedicated PTO winch.Classification will take place according to a) Overall Rankings Foreign Entries b) Overall Rankings Indian Entries.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successful

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successfulby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has hailed the work in the transfer market of Jurgen Klopp.Klopp brought in four new players in the summer transfer window, spending over £150million.“Virgil came in at a very important time, stamped his authority on it,” Dalglish said on Sky Sports. “He’s a great presence and he’s really produced the goods since he’s come in in January.“It might have been a lot of money but they got £140m for [Philippe] Coutinho.“They went out and spent some on Virgil, some on the goalkeeper – by the way, two great signings.“I think it’s important also that it’s Virgil’s first full season, the goalkeeper’s first full season.”Fabinho’s kicking on and starting to get his feet, starting to play well.“Keita the same, Shaqiri comes on and scores two against Manchester United.“When you sign players, it’s great to see them be successful.” last_img read more

9 months agoMilik: Napoli can match Juventus

first_imgMilik: Napoli can match Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli striker Arkadiusz Milik insists they can match Juventus.Milik believes the runaway Serie A leaders can still be caught.He said, “Coming back after two injuries and being at your best isn’t easy. My knee injuries took me out of shape, so I have to get back to my best and keep growing.“We can all do better. I’m happy with what I’m right doing now, but let’s look ahead. We want to go all the way this season and anything is still possible.“We’re strong, so why don’t we try to stop Juventus? Let’s look ahead to the games we have coming up.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoEngland coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alli

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate has explained axing Dele Alli from his latest squad.Tottenham midfielder Alli has only just returned from injury but, while Southgate admitted dropped players is the hardest part of his job, he insisted he will never pick players on reputation or name as was the case in the past.England boss Southgate said: “I think when you’re selecting a squad, the players need to see some sort of meritocracy when possible, and like I said in there, to bring those guys back in, who am I going to leave out?“With Dele [Ali] and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] in particular, they haven’t really had the number of games this year to get themselves into a rhythm. They’re both recovering from different injuries, one long term, one a bit shorter term.“So, I’m expecting those guys to really push – you know they are both fighters, there have been good conversations with both of them. The pressure is on guys who go in to play well and impress.“But we want to look at some of the young players. Let’s invest time in some of those younger players. Let’s have a closer at them, knowing that we’ve got to keep winning matches now by exposing people to the level and the environment and seeing how they cope with it.” last_img read more

19 days agoAC Milan directors Boban and Maldini admit Elliott differences

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan directors Boban and Maldini admit Elliott differencesby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan directors Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini admit they have different ambitions compared with owners Elliott Management.Elliott remain in the business of selling the club.“No young team, with all young players, won the Champions League. That’s a fact,” said Maldini to the FT.“Even a Scudetto,” added fellow director and former teammate Boban.“Our dream is to have results tomorrow. [Elliott] have a different path, they have a different vision . . . I think we can find a way that we’re both happy.” last_img read more

Flash Flood Warning Extended

first_imgPress Release – The Meteorological Service has extended:• The Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes.• Effective until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.• The persistent Trough across Jamaica and the western Caribbean is still producing unstable weather conditions across the island. Satellite imagery and recorded rainfall data indicate that light to moderate, and at times heavy showers and thunderstorms affected most parishes today.• The forecast is for scattered showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting sections of most parishes tonight, with a gradual reduction in rainfall activity Tuesday into Wednesday. Flash flooding is therefore possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas of the island.• A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.last_img read more