Hunters trailing 16-6

first_imgBy TROY TAULEThe SP Hunters are trailing 16-6 at half time against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Kalabond oval.The Seagulls struck early in in the third minute when Seagulls five eighth Ben Cronin crossed over to score. The try converted to give the Seagulls a 6-0 lead.It took a while but the Hunters soon regained their composure and hit back through Adam Korave who sent a short ball to a flying George Benson to score. The extras were added to level the scores.However, errors and more from errors the Hunters allowed the Seagulls easy possession to attack in the Hunters half.Two more soft tries from Seagulls have given them a 16-6 lead.last_img

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Debutants Mosin Fresh pool team win first up in Media Pool opener

first_imgThe Peoples Noticeboard who are making their debut in the competition turned up to meet Education Media, but were given the game on a golden platter with a forfeit after the opposite team failed to show.The Vitis Mosin Fresh People’s Noticeboard team captain, Raymond Evari was surprised but added that it was good to have early points since it was their debut into the competition.“It is good to have this surprise win in this very tough media pool competition but it is just the beginning,” Evari said.He also took the opportunity to thank the executive of the NGCB Media Pool Competition for accepting the Mosin Fresh Peoples Noticeboard pool team to be part of the competition.“ I am glad and happy that the Media Pool executive has accepted us to become a member of this great competition. I especially thank the chairman Tony Sipa, Secretary Eric Kone, Treasurer Chris Haro, Business operations coordinator Colin Taimbari and game coordinators for including us and we will do our best to perform to the best of out talent,” Evari said.Meanwhile, at the opening of season this morning at the Lamana Hotel at 11am, a total of 25 teams have registered.Media Pool Tournament director, Ephraim Kara told Loop PNG that there would be a grace period for all teams with a deadline set.“As of the latest we have 25 teams registered, however there is a grace period of three weeks in which time all teams must get their teams in order.”Kara who is taking on the directors’ role for the second year running called on all team to meet the June 28th deadline for all registrations to be completed.“Each team must pay a registration of K1, 500 by June 25 and by June 28 all registration will be complete,” Kara said.He added that this year, all team captains would be given one free Media Pool Rule Book while whose who wanted a copy would have to buy it for K10.last_img read more

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“Cavani wants to play at Atlético, it’s his first choice”

first_img‘Operation Cavani’ by Atlético de Madrid is still ongoing, simmering. After both PSG coach Thomas Tuchel and the sports director of the Parisian club, Leonardo, have given new hope to the rojiblanco club by stating that they do not know if the Uruguayan striker will be in February in Paris, AS has contacted with the most direct environment of Cavani. In an interview with his mother, Berta Gómez, he has detailed how the negotiation is, what is Edinson’s mood and what outcome they expect. “The PSG is not behaving well with my son and we are angry about that” Cheer up, how is your son?He’s fine. What is being said that he is depressed is false. Now yes, he is angry, because he does not understand that they put obstacles to him to leave if they do not count on him. He is training as usual and is waiting for events.It takes three games in a row without being summoned with the PSG. Before Monaco, according to the club, he had muscular discomfort, but different media outlets, especially from France, indicated that it was not so and that he had put himself in ‘rebellion’. What is true in all this?Desjection that has been put into rebellion. It is true that he had discomfort in the pubis as Paris Saint Germain and his coach said. And obviously, knowing that there is a possibility that you can leave, you will not risk. At the end of the contract next summer, Edinson Cavani can negotiate with any club from January 31. Is Atlético de Madrid your child’s first choice?Yes absolutely. For four years, in a visit we made to Spain, there have been numerous times that both the president and Cholo have called Edinson.Do you understand the position of Paris Saint Germain of not wanting to let him out because he does not lose a player, who although he plays little, can help in the Champions League?We understand it, and they have let it be known, but what I do not understand is that they want him to stay and then take six minutes. They are not behaving well with him, with everything he has given Paris Saint Germain in the almost seven years he has been there.I feel her angry …I am, because they are not considering him. If you use little, let him go to a club that needs your goals, such as Atlético de Madrid.center_img Today, how is the negotiation between Paris Saint Germain and Atlético de Madrid so that Cavani, his son, arrives at the team trained by Simeone before February 1?Well, you know that there is an open negotiation, Paris Saint Germain has rejected three proposals from Atlético de Madrid, but my son has asked to leave and we are waiting for an agreement to be reached by both clubs.Are they optimistic that Edinson ends up playing at Atlético de Madrid?Look, it’s complicated, but he wants to play at Atlético, if not now, in summer surely. It would be great that this was the case and we have been wishing it for years, but it does not depend, now, on my son, but on Paris Saint Germain and Atlético de Madrid. “It is false that he refused to go to play in the last games, he had discomfort”last_img read more

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Tuchel excuses Cavani

first_imgFor Simeone, the arrival of Cavani is a capital issue since the rojiblancos are lacking in cash (Diego Costa has a long-term injury) and goal. Meanwhile, in the Park of the Princes, they consider the Uruguayan matador as a luxury replacement for Mauro Icardi and a necessary reinforcement to get fresh to the key stretch of the season. Cavani’s plan is clear, to go to Atlético, but there is still some obstacle in the way that depends on an agreement between both clubs. With the player everything is already closed. Thomas Tuchel wanted to clarify the situation of Edinson Cavani after the 0-3 victory in the semifinals of the French League Cup in which the Salto striker did not participate. Some media came to claim that it was because he had declared himself in absentia but Tuchel confirmed that the striker is upset at the pubis and both preferred that he not be included in the list. The German was asked on Canal + about his situation and it was clear. “Cavani does not disrespect us. He said it, he has discomfort in the pubis and it was not possible that he was with us today,” he said. Mr.Edinson Cavani is living a complicated month since his departure is lengthening more than it seems. Atlético de Madrid is the best placed to take him out of Paris this January although, the more the schedule progresses, the more likely it is that the Uruguayan will have to fulfill his contract until next June 30. The rojiblancos presented an offer of 15 million euros plus three in bonus that seems to close its exit although nothing is final. At the moment, Tuchel gave no more clues. “Your situation? No, there is no news,” he said on the Canal + microphones. With the head in the Champions LeagueAlthough there are several weeks left before PSG has to travel to Germany to face Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel already has the knockout round of the European Cup in mind. The German, who put the PSG in the final, lamented the possibility of having to play this match for the title between the first leg and the return against Borussia Dortmund and left clues about the eleven that will line up in the Westfalenstadion. “I have in mind my team against Dortmund. We have to play in Lille and Pau. Now, there are five away games in a row. We don’t think much about the Champions League but, if Neymar and Mbappé are available, they will play in Dortmund, “he revealed.last_img read more

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Real Madrid-Atlético Atleti forgives and Madrid does not

first_imgChangesVinicius Junior (45 ‘, Kroos), Lucas Vázquez (45 ‘, Isco), Lemar (49 ‘, Morata), Carrasco (70 ‘, Vitolo), Sergio Camello (73 ‘, Thomas) With a vocational auctioneer, Atlético probably would have gone to rest with advantage, but where Simeone asked for a nine the club found him a new one (Carrasco), which was also halfway. Winter market things, which start in one way and end in another.Two ends and another matchZidane must have seen him so black that he flew from stick to stick at the break. He understood that the party’s solution was on the perimeter and He changed two midfielders, Kroos and Isco, by two extremes, Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius. An express trip from 4-5-1 to 4-3-3, almost always the Madrid dress. The output of Kroos, the team’s compass, was especially strange. Almost immediately Simeone ran out of Morata, more adrenaline work, and had to pull Lemar, who spent January waiting for fate and found none.The tactical shake had no immediate effect. In fact, the best opportunity of Madrid in the first minutes of the second part was a Valverde shoe, now as a flyer, rejected without too much fatigue by Oblak.But Vinicius, whose street football is still to be refined, is the differential fact of Madrid, more with Hazard out of orbit. He designed the goal that put Madrid ahead. He attracted three Atlético defenses (no one like the dribblers put so many people on guard) until he opened the corridor to Mendy, whose threaded center finished off point blank Benzema. That goal ended up lifting Madrid, a battered team in the first half and dominant in the second, and dwarfed Atlético, aware that he had let his train pass and that much of his energy had been left in the first chapter.Madrid found the lost emotion and a huge Valverde, aspiring vintage player. Not only was the ball his, but also the second play and the bands, With a very growing Mendy. It will never be Marcelo, but he makes Madrid sleep peacefully for his band. At the last minute Carrasco arrived, another from the brotherhood of the overflow, but by then Atlético already had the chrono, the atmosphere and the mood against it. This time the derby was not against the current. CardsReferee: Xavier Estrada FernándezVAR Referee: José María Sánchez MartínezFelipe Monteiro (65 ‘, Yellow) Vrsaljko (79 ‘, Yellow) Ferland Mendy (83 ‘, Yellow) Casemiro (87 ‘, Yellowcenter_img Simeone wanted and did not have Cavani and the derby justified his efforts. Atlético found the match in the palm of the hand for a while, in the midst of Madrid’s centrality, But it hit the air. Then Zidane took the team fat with Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius And the wind changed. The derby took the rojiblancos from the League and filled Valverde, the find of the century.Hazard’s injury, Jovic’s evaporation, Rodrygo’s regression, little conviction with Vinicius and Bale’s mental and clinical Brexit, whose case would be the responsibility of the World Health Organization when the coronavirus leaves time, hHe has occasionally taken Zidane to a Madrid of five midfielders, an associative model that successfully inaugurated criticism and public in the Super Cup, but that is not valid for every day or every game. He unsuccessfully insisted against an Athletic topped by the casualties (the last, from Herrera, almost at the gates of the Bernabéu) and rectified in time carrying luck on the ends. Lucas and Vinicius formed the rescue team.To the other side, Simeone joined Vitolo, Correa and Morata, three soccer players especially useful in this very athletic strategy to arm themselves with patience and penalize the loss of the rival, the bible of the cholismo: this is won by the one who makes the least mistake.The crossing of models offered the expected result: an indigestion of Madrid’s ball without great progress and a growing proposal of Atlético, which He left his confinement on the back of Morata and his lung capacity. The plan of Madrid left two mediapuntas, Isco and Modric, who do not pass by gunmen, and in front of them a Benzema locked between those rojiblancos bars. His first two occasions had more to do with strategy than with creation. They culminated in the same way, with the dispatch of Kroos, the midfielder of the telescopic sight, and bitten shots of Sergio Ramos, which need not be insisted to go to the load.Good organization strengthened Atlético. First, not to suffer. Then, to scare that Madrid without salt. It was a climb: He started with a shot from Vitolo that was too focused and continued with another intentional from Saul and one more from Correa, without too much angle, to the stick. He also claimed a penalty from Casemiro to Morata in what was more struggle than infringement. The position of Valverde, very close to the band to give the afternoon to Lodi, unleashed much to Madrid in the withdrawal. And when the Uruguayan was lengthening his band, nobody followed him. Zidane’s team also lost the fight of disputes. In that, Atlético has more tradition and training.The passing of the minutes was making Madrid long and thick and solid and daring Atlético, with Thomas and Llorente raising an unsurpassed wall for the squad of white midfielders. Zidane’s team had lost the emotional factor. Everything was boringly academic, a game that Bernabéu never liked. This is an audience that asks for action, round trip. And this time, in addition, there was not even the refuge of invulnerability behind, because Morata emptied before the central Madrid and Vitolo and Correa applied a speed to their cons outside the reach of the white defense.last_img read more

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Dembélé completely breaks the right thigh tendon and practically says goodbye to the season

first_imgPhoto: Reuters The forward relapsed when he already glimpsed the return to the groundsThis is a setback for Setién, because it was going to be a winter reinforcement The Barcelona player Ousmane Dembélé suffers a “complete rupture” of the tendon in the right thigh and, waiting to know what treatment he will have to continue, will remain low even though he was close to overcoming a previous injury in the same area. A fact that is not coming well, because the player says practically goodbye to everything that remains of the season.center_img “The tests performed this morning to Ousmane Dembélé have shown that the player has a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh,” said the Blaugrana club.Of course, at the moment there is no approximate withdrawal time since it remains to be seen what treatment the French should do, although he may not play again in the remainder of the season.“In the next few hours it will be determined which treatment will continue for recovery,” Barça explained, but the Frenchman already suffered this injury in 2017, in the left thigh, and was three and a half months out of the team.Dembélé, with a right thigh biceps injury suffered at the end of November 2019 that had to be about ten weeks off, was close to being discharged after several workouts with the group, but was injured on Monday again.It was expected of him that it was the winter reinforcement that has not arrived in the offensive zone of the team, since this was confirmed by his coach, Quique Setién, recently in his last appearances before the media.The French end, which accumulates several muscle injuries this season, three of them in the thigh, has played only nine games so far this season, five in LaLiga and four in the Champions League, with a goal in the domestic championship.last_img read more

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The 23 years of 23: Tamudo

first_imgWhy in the 89th minute, after a sharp pass from Jordi Lardín, Tamudo was planted again only before the rival goal to beat him with that mischief that he would return to exhibit dozens and dozens of times. With a petroleum jelly that gave Espanyol the victory and that it paved the way towards a permanence that, as almost always, was achieved.From that day 23 years ago, Tamudo would end up contesting 389 official matches with Espanyol, conquering two cups of the king in whose finals it was more than decisive, in 2000 and 2006, and reaching the UEFA Cup final in 2007. Not to mention the Jab. Their 129 goals in 340 games continue to position the current deputy to the sport management parrot as the top Catalan filmmaker in LaLiga history. And the first time was at Rico Pérez. It was him 57 minute of Hercules-Espanyol, day 30 of one of the League of 42, which Espanyol arrived with water around his neck, after six games without winning. For this reason, and after the season began, Pepe Carcelén, a week earlier, Vicente Miera had been removed for the benefit of Paco Flores, who knew Tamudo from the quarry well. Nando Muñoz was the one who gave him the alternative, at a time when the parakeets fell 1-0, goal by local Diego López.It would take to score Luis Cembranos the goal of the tie, who had not just taken a Espanyol out of the poor who started the twentieth weekend, three points from permanence. Tamudo would fail a heads up against Miguel Marí, who played for the expulsion of Peter Rufai and who will remain forever as the goalkeeper of the debut of 23. “I thought, after missing that occasion, that I would no longer play in First Division“, confessed a few years ago the former striker to this newspaper. But it was not. DAILY AS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Raúl Tamudo, along with Paco Flores.DAILY AS (DAILY AS)center_img Paradoxically, the 23 most emblematic of the history of Espanyol wore the 29 on the back, in that sort of green shirt, black pants, the day everything started. March 23, 1997. 23 years ago, at the Rico Pérez in Alicante, the legend of Raúl Tamudo began to be forged. “My life changed in one day,” said a report with AS.last_img read more

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“If they tell me now that I have to play again, I would be afraid”

first_imgExercise: “I don’t think what we do at home is a real job. It can’t be compared”Real Madrid: “At 15 I had it done with Madrid, but Liverpool came forward in the last days.”Criticism of Lopetegui: “In big clubs you are asked a lot. Being third in the League, playing well although there are things to improve and games in which we have relaxed and cost us points and in the Europa League we are also ahead. Now we were at a time when if they tell you at the beginning of the season we would all sign it. “Seville: “We were doing very well and it was the worst time for me and my team to stop.”Eurocopa with the Selection: “I was clear that I wanted to go to Sevilla and that these six months were important to me because I had not been to the national team since last summer and I kept that thorn. Sevilla were very good and there were many possibilities with Luis Enrique.” Suso I’m going through “The Chiringuito de Jugones” to talk about the situation of footballers during the coronavirus break and reveal that he was close to signing for Madrid. 14center_img Current situation: “I am not at all optimistic with the current situation. Soccer is the least important thing now. If they tell me now that I have to play again, I would be afraid. The simple fact that there is a risk of catching us and then going home is somewhat complicated. We will never have 100% security, but we will have to try to make the situation as controlled as possible and to ensure everyone’s health. Footballers are the ones we want to play and train the most. “last_img read more

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Bayern also after Thomas

first_imgThomas is not only one of the most important footballers for Simeone in Atlético (the third with the most minutes, the second on the field, with 2,859 ‘) it is also one of the most coveted pieces on the rojiblanco club market. The Arsenal thing is old, he has been behind the midfielder for months, a priority for Mikel Arteta. But in recent days, competitors have emerged. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) this week. Bayern Munich this morning. “Look for a replacement for Javi Martínez and they have seen the perfect footballer in Ghana,” he explained. Sports world although a year later the signing of Lucas Hernández did not go as expected in Germany, as Matthaüs slipped yesterday.But not only that, from Manchester United, Río Ferninand recommends the English club also to sign, in addition to Saúl. “Perhaps I would go to find Thomas Partey of Atlético de Madrid or Ndidi of Leicester to reinforce the midfield. Another player that I like is Saúl Ñíguez. He is a very, very good player in the midfield,” the former soccer player recommended the program. Beautiful Game. Closer to renewal with AtléticoEveryone loves Thomas, whose clause, at the moment of 50 million, it is beautiful and cheap for the greats of Europe. Atlético’s intention is to increase it to 100. In fact, as AS has learned, before the stoppage of competitions due to the COVID-19 crisis, the footballer, one of the “most discreet” salaries in the Cholo staff, diametrically opposed to its importance (in the salary table it is below Herrera, Vrsajko or Vitolo), he was considering the possibility of going to the English club. Something that has changed during these days, being now, increasingly closer to that firm that has been waiting since October so that Atletico, Cholo, the fans can breathe and Arsenal, PSG and also Bayern start looking the other way.last_img read more

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Premier League club profiles

first_imgArnett GardensWhen formed: 1977Position last five seasons: Eighth, eighth, fourth, fourth, championsPlayers arriving: Lamard Neil, Davion Garrison, Javasca Taylor, Tajar Phillips, Roger Bucknor, Lennox Russell, Andre Moulton, Antonio Radcliffe, Garfield Rennicks, Lenworth Dudley, Owen Ewart, Tajay Walker, Jamone Shepherd, Rolando Barnett, Yassu Walters, Nicholas SmithPlayers departing: Raffique Bryan, Odane Samuels, Malik SamuelsTop players: Oneil Smith, Leon Strickland, Vishunal Harris, Marvin Morgan Jr, Keneil Hyde.Titles won: 1977-78, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2014-15Parish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: Red and blackComments: Jerome Waite (head coach) – “Arnett Gardens will start slow this season, the reason being a lot of players have not shown up for regular training. It’s not how we start, but how we finish and we will put everything together to ensure Arnett Gardens have another successful season.”Reno FCWhen formed: ( )Position last five seasons: Seventh, 10, N/A, N/A, 10thPlayers arriving: NonePlayers departing: Craig Foster, Codean SmikleTop Players: Denmark Gillings, Romario Downswell, Rondell Morris, Alburn FaceyTitles won: 1989-90, 1990-91, 1994-95Parish: WestmorelandColours: Blue and whiteComments: Ishmael Paharsingh (vice president) – “We have lost Craig Foster and Codean Smikle to Rivoli, but we have most of the players from last season and we have a few additions. We want to be in the top four and we have the ability with all our young players.”Boys’ TownWhen Formed: 1940Position last five seasons: Second, second, fifth, ninth, eighthPlayers arriving: Shamar Brown, Adrian King, Mikhail Harrison, Davion Roberts, Simon Young, Amani Mitchell, Kevoy BlackstockPlayers Departing: Owen Powell, Nykoli Burke, Jason Jackson, Hugh Evans, Carlloyd WaltersTop players: Michael Campbell, Rafiek Thomas, Shamar Nicholson, Andre DawsonTitles won: ThreeParish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: Red and whiteComments: Andrew Price (head coach) – “We started late and our ground is being rehabilitated. So we will play home games at Barbican. We haven’t been really busy in the transfer market. We have a good blend of youth and experience and we should be as competitive as any team.”UWI FCWhen Formed: 2009Position last five seasons: N/APlayers arriving: Anthony Greenland, Stephen Lowe, Jamie Robinson, Raffique Bryan, Daniel Gilzene, Girvan Brown, Patrick BrownPlayers departing: NoneTop players: Raffique Bryan, Anthony Greenland, Akeem ThensteadTitles won: 0Parish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: RedComments: Gayle (president) – “When you step up to the Premier League, it’s a whole different ball game, it’s not easy. We are about 70 percent (ready). The aim is to stay in the league and we think we have the players and system in place to at least stay up.”Humble LionWhen Formed: 1974Position last five seasons: Tenth, fourth, ninth, seventh, runners-upPlayers arriving: 0Players departing: 0Top players: Devon Hodges, Francois Swaby, Wolry Wolfe, Jermaine Christian.Titles won: 0Parish: ClarendonColours: Green, Yellow and redComments: Dafne Taylor (executive) – “We have more depth in the team than last season, so we are looking good for this season and we are aiming for the top spot.”Tivoli GardensWhen Formed: 1970Position last five seasons: Champions, fifth, sixth, fifth, sixthPlayers arriving: Theo Brown, Dwayne Smith, Nickoy Christian, David Stultz, Romaine Brackenridge, Javanie Mitchell, Damion McNeishPlayers departing: Jamie Robinson, Deron Duncan, Junior McGregor, Keammar DaleyTop players: Junior Flemmings, Edsel Scott, Ranike Anderson, Christopher Jackson, Warren Thompson, Jevaughn JeminsonTitles won: 1983, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2011Parish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: Black and orangeComments: Edward Seaga (president) – “We have been falling off because we don’t have the top level (players) like before. It’s hard to find people that are of grade one because you are taking in schoolboys and it (schoolboy football) is different from Premier League. But what we are looking for is a couple good strikers and a left back and with new faces you always get a boost.”Harbour View FCWhen Formed: 1974Position last five seasons: Third, sixth, first, third, fifthPlayers arriving: Claudious, Blackburn, Akeem Smith, Devon Haughton, Bryan English, Mark Bryan, Hugh Evans, Jason Jackson, Keammar Daley, Odane Samuels, Keastner Sturridge, Javean Adams, Maleak Thomas, Rasheed Willis, Nicque Daley,Horace Ramsay, Jevaughn JeminsonPlayers departing: Damion McNeish, Nicholas Knight, Yassu Walters, Dante TaylorTop players: Nicholas Beckett, John-Ross Edwards, Kevaughn Frater, Dejani Isaacs, Rosario HarriottTitles won: (Four) 2000, 2007, 2010, 2012Parish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: Blue and GoldComments: Ludlow Bernard, (Head coach) – “The expectations are usually high at Harbour View Football Club. Last year was somewhat out of the norm for us. It’s not going be easy because several clubs have made significant improvements and would’ve added to their core. Humble Lion and Arnett Gardens did well and have added to their core, Tivoli and Cavalier didn’t do too well, so we expect them to come good. Our ambition is to finish in the top four and take it from there. The first objective is to get off to a good start, then gradually improve the quality of the team. We’re looking forward to a good season.”Cavalier SCWhen Formed: 1962Position last five seasons: N/A, N/A, Eighth, Eighth, SeventhPlayers Arriving: Shawn Lawes, Rashaun Patterson, Akeem Christie, Romario Sterling, Owen Powell, Nykoli Burke, Carlloyd Walters, Kaheem Parris, Demale Sinclair, Damian Forbes, Kemali Green, Khalfani Brown, Luis Watson, Trevor Tingling, Richard Davis, Syrene Wilmot, Okeefe Cunningham, Luis Watson, Shemar PowellPlayers Departing: Liston James, Claudious Blackburn, Devon Haughton, Javanie Mitchell, Girvan Brown, Davion Roberts, Robert Stewart, Kimani Maxwell, Ato WilliamsTop Players: Chevonne Marsh, Jeffrey Grant, Al Nesbeth, Dawayne Smith, Oshane Jenkins, Jason Watson.Titles won: (one) 1980-81Parish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: Black & WhiteComments: Rudolph Speid (Technical director) – “We believe that we’ve a better team this year than last year, we expect to do much better. The aim is to get into the top four. We believe we have more depth and should do much better, even though we’ve lost three of our starting players from last season.”Montego Bay United FCWhen Formed: 1972 (as Seba United, rebranded 2011)Position last five reasons: N/A, Seventh, Seventh, First, SecondPlayers Arriving:Players Departing: Ricardo MorrisTop Players: Lesly St Fleur, Dino Williams, Allan Ottey, Jermaine WoozencroftTitles won: 1987, 1997, 2014Parish: St JamesColours: Green and BlueComments: Orville Powell, (Owner) – “Our aim is to get better and better each year. The mistakes we made last year we’ll address them and improve on them. We’ve gotten the prararation in now, we’ve been preparing way ahead of other clubs. With that preparartion we hope to improve on our standing. We’ve gotten some youngsters in who we’re looking forward to, we know they’re capable.”Waterhouse FCWhen Formed: 1968 (Harlem Kickers, 1972 (Great West United, 1979 (Waterhouse FC)Position last five seasons: Fourth, Third, Second, Second, FourthPlayers Arriving: Kemar Beckford, Deron Duncan, Jermaine Henry, Ackeem Anderson, Ronaldo Dixon, Norjae Mowatt, Robert Stewart, Jashmar Benjement, Jamar Wilson, Wasim Smikle, Jahmali WhitePlayers Departing: Owen Walter, Rashaun Patterson, Hasani BarnesTop Players: Romario Campbell, Evan Taylor, Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, Damarley Samuels, Nicholy FindlaysonTitles won: (Two) 1997, 2006Parish: Kingston & St AndrewColours: Blue & YellowComments: Calvert Fitzgerald, (Head coach) – “It’s my first season back with them. We’re trying to go all the way. I’ve inherited a very good team. Anthony Patrick did a very good job and he left a very talented bunch of players. I just have to do my best to see if we can cross that barrier that has been evading us for so long.”Rivoli United FCWhen Formed: 1972Position last five seasons: N/A, N/A, N/A, Sixth, NinthPlayers Arriving: Liston James, Owen Walter, Romario Constant, Kevaughn Russell, Ramaine Linton, Dellon Dixon, Junior McGregor, Chadrick Prawl, Codean Smikle, Alex Gooden, Joel McKenziePlayers Departing: Kemar Beckford, Anthony Greenland, Davion Garrison, Jermaine Henry, Javaughn Cole, Shawn Ferguson, Ja GordonTop Players: Cory Burke, Kemar Bennett,Titles won: NoneParish: St CatherineColours: Red & BlackComments: (head coach, Harold Thomas): “We’re hoping for a much better performance from last season. It’s a young team, we’re trying to get a base. But we’re hoping to make a better performance than last season.”Portmore United FCWhen Formed: 1973 (as Hazard United, rebranded 2003)Position last five seasons: Fifth, First, Third, 11th, N/APlayers Arriving: Kambugi McCalla, Sievon Thompson, Andrew Christie, Shaven Sean Paul, Marc-Akeen McLeggon, Tariq Melvin, Saneekie Burton, Ato WilliamsPlayers Departing: Shamar Fraser, Ramone Shepherd, Yanik Williams, Deandre GrayTop Players: Paul Wilson, Sulae McCalla, Ewan Grandison, Roberto Johnson, Shaven Sean Paul, Ricardo Morris.Titles won: (Five) 1990 (Hazard), 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012Parish: St CatherineColours: Blue & WhiteComments: Clive Marshall, (Manager): “In terms of preparation I think we’ve done fairly well. I think we’re on track, we’re not necessarily where we’d want to be because we had an extended season and had to give the players some rest, so we started a little late. We’ve a fairly balanced team to start the league, we’ve players with Premier League and national experience. With that experience I expect us to have a fairly good start. The feeling is that we will compete. We’re not going in with expectations to win the league, but we’ll compete and try our best to amass as many points as possible.”last_img read more

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