1 getty images Tottenham Hotspur are on a quest to snap up the top young talents in the lower leagues, it appears.Dele Alli has quickly become a star for Mauricio Pochettino’s men after joining from MK Dons in a £5million deal last year, and now another League One youngster could do the same.Spurs are now being linked with a move for Coventry City starlet James Maddison, along with Liverpool and Arsenal.But just who is the prodigious 19-year-old? talkSPORT’s Talent Spotter takes a look…Name: James MaddisonDate of birth: 23 November 1996Birthplace: CoventryPosition: MidfielderClub: Coventry CityDid you know?1. Coventry City starlet Maddison is a Sky Blues fan but idolised Cristiano Ronaldo, as he grew up watching Manchester United.2. Having impressed for the Sky Blues’ Under-18s, the player was handed a squad number and a place on the bench for the senior side’s trip to Stevenage back in October 2013 when the player was just 16.3. Maddison’s professional debut, though, did not come until the following August when he was a substitute for Josh McQuoid in the League Cup against Cardiff City.4. The player is a set-piece specialist and scored from a free-kick in his first start for the club during a 4-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic.5. After a promising start to the 2015/16 campaign, Maddison was ruled out with bone and ligament damage to an ankle in August and didn’t return until late December.6. Former England international Joe Cole has taken Maddison under his wing since joining Coventry City this season.7. Tottenham scout advisor David Pleat and head of player identification, Rob Mackenzie, were in the crowd to watch the player during Coventry’s 1-1 draw with Walsall, when Maddison was a second half substitute. Pleat got a second look when he was joined by head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, as the Sky Blues lost 2-0 to Burton Albion, with Maddison playing 74 minutes.They say:This boy is going to be a star – I’ve got no doubts about that.– Ex-Coventry manager Steven PressleyHe’s got a great attitude, is a good trainer and plays with no fear and he’s got a great future in the game.– Former Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham star Joe ColeHe’s a creator of goal-scoring opportunities, he scores goals and can take penalties, so he really has got a range of attributes and is one of those boys you can drop into different areas of the pitch and he can pull out different skill sets and adapt to a position.– Coventry City academy boss Rich StevensI think Madders has got huge ability… He has such natural ability to turn in tight areas and take people out of the game.He has a tremendous first touch which is probably his biggest attribute.– Coventry captain Sam RickettsHe says:I like to have a lot of the ball at my feet, dribble with it, take players on, draw them in. That’s how I earn a lot of fouls I think. Big strong defenders think ‘I’m just going to show him what I’m all about’ and I’ll nick it away and win a free-kick.That’s the way I play; I like to express myself. Call it cocky or arrogant or whatever – I’ve been told that in many different ways – but if that’s me that’s me.I have confidence in my own ability. I think I’m quite good at dead-ball situations whether that’s corners, free-kicks and penalties.– James Maddison in the Coventry TelegraphVideo Evidence: Coventry City midfielder James Maddison
Tottenham are without Hugo Lloris for their Europa League match in Florence, having injured his shoulder against Man City.Spurs are in Italy to play Fiorentina in the first leg of their last 32 match and Paulo Sousa’s side have had a strong season in Serie A so far. 12 28. Tom Carroll (central midfield) 12 15. Eric Dier (central defence) 12 13. Michel Vorm (goalkeeper) 12 12 Therefore it may not be the best time to field a so-called weakened side, though some regular first team players may begin on the bench.Will Harry Kane play up front with an FA Cup match against Crystal Palace to come on Sunday?Will Toby Alderweireld, who has been so crucial to the defence this season, be given a rest? Have a look at the predicted talkSPORT line up and let us know who you would pick to start. 23. Christian Eriksen (central attack) 22. Nacer Chadli (wide forward) 33. Ben Davies (left back) 12 12 12 11. Erik Lamela (wide forward) 12 8. Ryan Mason (central midfield) 16. Kieran Trippier (right back) 12 12 17. Kevin Wimmer (central defence) 12 7. Heung-Min Son (striker) – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see Tottenham’s predicted Europa League line up v Fiorentina
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.For information call (562) 696-0408. Affordable child care available SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city has a comprehensive child development program available for low- to moderate-income families with infant, preschool and child-care needs. For information about eligibility requirements, call (562) 944-6419. Watch meeting slated today WHITTIER – Attend the Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6:30 tonight at Adventure Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Personnel will be on hand to answer questions and concerns you may have regarding safety issues. For information call (562) 698-7645. Spaghetti dinner to benefit vets PICO RIVERA – Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6315 is hosting a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 4865 S. Durfee Ave. Dinner includes spaghetti, french bread, salad and a dessert. There is a $6 donation, which will go to veteran programs at the post. For information call (562) 949-8159. Hybrid rose winner announced WHITTIER – Chihula, a rose hybridized by Tom Carruth, won top honors at the recent Rose Hills International Rose Trials. The event held at Rose Hills’ Pageant of Roses Garden is the only competition held in the country. Carruth, a well-known hybridizer, is a nine-time All-America Rose Selection winner. The 3.5-acre Pageant of Roses garden opened in 1959 and features about 7,000 rose bushes in more than 600 varieties. In addition to the trials, Rose Hills hosts an annual rose care event as part of its program of free community and cultural events. For information, call (562) 692-1212, ext. 8329 or visit the Web at www.rosehills.com Reunion weekend for Whittier High WHITTIER – Whittier High School’s 50th Reunion festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Whittier High Homecoming game at California High School, 9800 Mills Ave. A tour of the Whittier Historical Museum, 6755 Newlin Ave., from 1-4 p.m. will take place Saturday. Rocky Cola Cafe in Uptown will give members a discount on lunch. For duffers in the group, golf is available Saturday at Industry Hills Golf Course, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, Industry. Saturday night’s event is dinner and dancing at Pacific Palms Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway. Registration begins at 6 p.m. On noon Sunday, the Whittier High Alumni Association will host an all-class barbecue at the school, 12417 Philadelphia St. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For information call (760) 591-0482. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Assistance League of Whittier will sponsor a series of three book reviews in conjunction with the Whittier Public Library to help pay for the league’s many philanthropies. The first event is at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the league’s Chapter House, 6339 Greenleaf Ave. Featured will be Bonnie Weber, children’s librarian. Other dates are Nov. 28 and Jan. 23. Cost is $25 for the series or $10 each. Coffee and tea will be served. Checks should be sent to the Assistance League of Whittier, P.O. Box 386, Whittier, CA 90608.
The Olympic Stadium 1 West Ham’s first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Italian giants Juventus.The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host the Serie A champions a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, August 7, for the Betway Cup.Joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold told the club website: “We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home.“It was always our intention to open the new 60,000-capacity Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fixture fitting of the occasion, and the visit of the reigning Italian champions Juventus is most certainly that.“We are hugely excited and honoured by this wonderful opening fixture against a historic club which shares many of the values we cherish here at West Ham.“There has been an enormous amount of work done over the past few years to ready the stadium for our first game and we cannot wait to show our fans and the wider football world how incredible it will look.“This will be a game you’ll want to tell your grandkids you were at. Sunday, August 7 just can’t come soon enough!”
11 11 7. Blaise Matuidi (centre midfield) – Matuidi is reportedly open to moving to the Premier League this summer, and after an impressive Euro 2016 campaign for France, won’t be short of offers. He could be the ideal midfield foil for Can, providing the kind of box-to-box athleticism needed for ‘heavy metal football’. 11 11 1. Loris Karius (goalkeeper) – see the full possible ideal Liverpool XI by clicking the arrow above, right – With Klopp agreeing a deal for Karius, Mignolet’s time could be up on Merseyside. The pair will be battling for the no.1 spot over pre-season. 3. Nevan Subotic (centre back) – Middlesbrough have reportedly put in a shock bid, but there will be plenty of clubs vying for Subotic’s possible signing over the summer. He has struggled with injury throughout his career, which may persuade Dortmund to sell, but when fit he is among the best centre-backs in the Bundesliga. Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho would certainly need to up their game with Subotic at Anfield. 10. Philippe Coutinho (attacking left) – Coutinho is capable of producing world class, magical match-winning moments. More is expected of him and Klopp will demand consistency in his influence, but the Brazilian has the ability to unlock the best defences. 11 6. Emre Can (centre midfield) – Can has quickly established himself as a fan-favourite at Anfield, and last season became one of the first names on Klopp’s team sheet. His performances are expected to only improve and he can help the Reds boss the midfield area. Jurgen Klopp may have suffered the disappointment of losing two cup finals in his first (not quite full) season with Liverpool, but his achievements so far have breathed fresh belief around Anfield.The German has been rewarded with a new, extended contract, and he knows exactly what he wants to achieve with Liverpool, which also means he knows his squad requires new additions.So far the German has successfully lured Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Sadio Mane to the club, and more new faces are expected over the next two months.Last season Klopp was working with a group of players signed by previous Liverpool managers, but now he will want to build a team in his mould.Klopp is building his ideal XI at Anfield, and with this in mind, we’ve put together a line up we think could be exactly what the former Borussia Dortmund is after for the incoming campaign.Check out the XI by viewing the slideshow above, and let us know which transfer targets you believe would help Klopp achieve the line up he wants at Liverpool…‘LIVERPOOL TO SELL EIGHT PLAYERS?’ CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STORY AND WHO COULD LEAVE ANFIELD THIS SUMMER 11 11 4. Joel Matip (centre back) – Matip, who joins Liverpool on a free transfer, was officially unveiled earlier this week and is expected to be thrown straight into action by Klopp. He appears to be a shrewd signing and his capture demonstrates Klopp’s ability to attract talent. 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – Clyne was one of Liverpool’s most consistent players last term, comfortably settling into life at Anfield. Still only 25, the England international looks to be the long-term answer in this position. 8. Roberto Firmino (attacking midfield) – After a challenging start under Brendan Rodgers, Firmino’s quality emerged with Klopp’s management and he began to score regularly. His skill, work rate and eye for the back of the net 11 9. Sadio Mane (attacking right) – Given Klopp’s attacking options, some were surprised by the Reds’ decision to spend £34m on Mane. Klopp, however, obviously sees the Senegalese international as perfect for his favoured attacking formation. 11 11 5. Ben Chilwell (left back) – Liverpool are reportedly keen on the Foxes youngster, but the Premier League champions aren’t making negotiations easy. It seems, though, that this is the player Klopp wants to fight Alberto Moreno for his spot. And boy does Moreno need to up his game. 11. Alexandre Lacazette (striker) – At present Klopp has Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke to choose from as his main frontman (Danny Ings is not really suited to that role, and the less said about Mario Balotelli the better). It is obvious Klopp does not really rate Benteke in the role, while Sturridge has never truly convinced as an out-and-out striker (not to mention his injury issues), while Origi can’t be expected to lead the line all season. Lacazette is said to be on the radar of many a Premier League club this summer, for good reason. The Frenchman scored 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson But, even if the Longhorns had not stopped White short of the first down, it was still a reckless and, others have suggested, arrogant call. Even if Tom Malone punts the ball into the end zone, instead of sending it out at, say, the 15-or 10-yard line, then Vince Young & Co. still have to drive 80 yards in about two minutes instead of the 56 they navigated in a little less than two minutes to win the game. The performance of the USC defense, in putting the clamps on UCLA’s offense just two weeks after it was torched by Fresno State, lulled prognosticators me included into thinking it had evolved to the point where it wouldn’t allow Young and the Longhorns from carving it to ribbons. We were wrong. The single most important offensive play of the game for Texas by someone other than Young took place on Young’s go-ahead touchdown run with 19 seconds remaining. Young had his feet planted and was trying to find an open receiver when Trojans right end Lawrence Jackson seemed to have turned the corner on the Longhorns left tackle and was within a stride of sacking Young from behind which would have all but sealed the deal on win No. 35 in a row for USC. But that tackle, Jonathan Scott, demonstrated why he was a consensus All-America, standing Jackson almost straight up with a block and driving him off line and taking Young out of harm’s way. With the multitude of blunders including Carroll’s decision that left Young with a relatively small amount of real estate to cover for the winning drive, Dwayne Jarrett’s inability to get the ball to a wide-open Steve Smith on a wide receiver pass early and Reggie Bush’s mind-boggling lateral attempt it’s a testament to how potent USC’s offense was that the Trojans were in position to win despite Young’s dazzling performance, and Texas’ exceptional defense. Miscellaneous musings The first day that high school seniors can sign football national letters of intent is Feb. 1 and surprise, surprise the USC Trojans appear on the verge of mopping up on pretty much every prospect their coaching staff targeted. Linebacker Allen Bradford (Colton), offensive tackle Butch Lewis (Aurora, Colo., Regis) and wide receiver David Ausberry (Lemoore) are lock Best in the West selections who announced for the Trojans during the NBC broadcast of the U.S. Army All-America Game from San Antonio on Saturday. The 2006 Best in the West selections are scheduled to appear in the Jan. 29 edition of the Press-Telegram. Another probable BIW choice, wide receiver Terrence Austin of Poly, announced, as expected, for UCLA during the All-America Game broadcast. Austin, even if he doesn’t play a lot right away as a receiver for the Bruins, should have an immediate impact for Karl Dorrell’s program while returning kicks. Coach Alan Knipe’s Long Beach State men’s volleyball team demonstrated why many think it could win a national title during its 3-1 victory over the UCLA Bruins on Saturday night in a tournament final at UC Santa Barbara. The 49ers and Bruins should be 1-2 when the first American Volleyball Coaches Association ratings of the season are released today unless Brigham Young is in front of the 49ers or between Long Beach and UCLA. The Bruins visit the Walter Pyramid for the first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match between UCLA and the 49ers on Feb. 25, with the other taking place in Pauley Pavilion on March 31. Long Beach opens MPSF play Wednesday night at UC San Diego. Here’s your opportunity to pounce on that 49ers volleyball bandwagon before it’s crowded, elbow to elbow, come April. The incredible gesture of Brenda Wells in donating a kidney to former Lakewood High and Long Beach State basketball player Brian Camper on Dec. 30 is as effective an antidote for cynicism as anything I’ve encountered in a long while. What a selfless and wonderful human being. College hoops comments OK, the cynical side of my nature is taking over again. But it’s a good thing, I suppose, that I’m writing this column before the Big West Conference games were played Monday. Because they would, no doubt, just add a little more support to the theory that the teams in the conference, collectively, are, well … OK, I’ll be subtle: It’s not a very good conference when it comes to men’s basketball. I think, when March 12 rolls around, that the Pac-10 will be represented by Arizona, Cal, UCLA and Washington in the NCAA Tournament’s field of 65. But, two weeks into conference play, each of those teams has already lost at least one Pac-10 game on its home floor. That should tell us one of two things: The conference is extremely competitive from top to bottom or there is no clear-cut exceptional team in the Pac-10 this season. I’ll let you make that call. High school hoopla The Pangos Dream Classic, with Dominguez High serving as the host, gets under way at 1 o’clock Saturday at a marvelous venue, the Darling Pavilion at Hope International in Fullerton. You many find it peculiar that there isn’t a single team from a school located in Orange County participating in the five-game event but life is funny that way sometimes. Campbell Hall faces Flintridge Prep to start the action, followed by Centennial-Serra (2:30), San Diego Hoover-Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (4), Las Vegas Bishop Gorman-Pasadena (5:30) and Dominguez-Westchester (7), the latter a rematch of a game won by the Comets on their home floor the second week of the season. Tickets can only be purchased at Hope International on Saturday and are priced at $12 (reserved, chair-back seating), $8 (general admission for adults) and $5 (students with identification and children younger than 12). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But nothing I’ve read or heard since the Longhorns’ 41-38 victory over the Trojans Wednesday night in the Bowl Championship Series title game has caused me to change my initial reaction to Pete Carroll’s decision to go for a first down on the fourth-and-2 situation late in the fourth quarter. I’ll concede that a successful run for 2 yards by LenDale White would have all but wrapped up the game for the Trojans. PISMO BEACH — Observations on the Rose Bowl game between the Texas Longhorns and the USC Trojans, shaped in large part by just about five days worth of hindsight: I’m not now, have never been, nor is it likely I will ever be, a football coach.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The City Council would have to approve any proposed increase, and the largest fees would be levied on residential projects. The council is expected to vote on the proposal in April or May. As single-family homes with backyards get demolished to build apartment or condo buildings with no play space, parks become even more important, said Ann Marie Ortiz, senior analyst in the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. “You’ll see some of the slum-like conditions if you don’t have a place for the children to play,” Ortiz said. The developer fee per new condominium unit could be $17,183, or 3.4 percent of the cost of a unit priced at $500,000, according to the city. The fee for a single-family home could be nearly $20,000. Architect and Glendale resident Aram Kazarian said the fees would be so high it would prevent him from doing projects. “I will not do it,” he told Starbird. “It will not pencil out.” Vigen Ghazarian, who owns a Glendale-based real estate investment and development company, asked why the city is not charging fees to existing residents to pay for more park space, since they would benefit. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The city will have too few parks and libraries to serve its growing population unless it starts charging developers a fee to build, city officials told business leaders Monday. With the cost of land and the city’s population of 208,000 rising, Glendale officials believe the city needs another revenue source, they said at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce meeting. “We’re long past the days when Glendale can brag about the fact that we don’t have any (development) impact fees because we need them to maintain the quality of life here,” City Manager Jim Starbird said. With a ratio of 1.3 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents, Glendale has less park space than most California cities, officials said. The fees they want to charge would only allow the city to maintain the same park-to-resident ratio it has now, not increase it.
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A weekend of activities will begin tonight to mark the 150th anniversary of the Derryveagh Evictions.In 1861 the eviction of 244 people from their homes took place in Derryveagh. The evictions, one of the cruelest chapters in Irish history, were sparked after landlord John George Adair suspected his tenants of murdering his land stewart James Murray who lived in Glenveagh Cottage.Th evictions resulted in more than 150 people boarding the ‘Abbysinia’ as passegers bound for Sydney on January 1st, 1862.This weekend’s anniversary commermorations will relive the evictions both in story and song as well as walks. The commemoration is to consist of two parts: Part I: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April 2011Part II: Saturday 27th AugustAn itinerary has been agreed by the working group.It was considered important that children be included and enticed to acquaint themselves with aspects of the event and the period in which it happened. A separate programme of activities would be set up for them; the nature and scope of the activities, the time, personnel involved and venue etc. yet to be discussed. It is hoped that schools will engage the pupils on this aspect of local history.You are cordially invited to participate in this special commemoration event so that we can pass on to the next generation the story of the Derryveagh evictions and how the Catholic and Church of Ireland clergy worked together to restore and return justice from the greed of a successful land speculator, known as John George Adair.The commemoration of the Derryveagh Evictions will take place:Friday 8th April 7.00p.m. Mass at Glendowan followed by Processional Walk to the Colmcille HeritageCentre. (Weather Permitting)8.30p.m. Retelling The Story at Colmcille Heritage Centre Advertisement Themes & Guest Speakers1.The Sheep War/Mr. Joe Kelly2: The Derryveagh Evictions / Mr. Tom Sweeney, Chieftain of Doe3: Schooling of the Period/ Fr. Mc Hugh 4: The Trail of the Dispossessed/ Mrs May Mc Clintock & Mr. Paddy Friel Advertisement Saturday 9th April12 Noon & 2.oop.m. Guided visits to the Eviction Sites Buses leaving from the Colmcille Heritage Centre(Booking Essential)1.00pm & 3.00pm Children’s Workshops at Heritage Colmcille Centre (Booking essential) Advertisement 4.00p.m. – 4.15pm The Glenswilly Drama Group will perform, in Irish“The shattering of the hearth”(Opened to all)8.00p.m. A Social Evening at The Colmcille Heritage Centre (Booking essential). Advertisement Refreshments at 10pm————————————————————————————————Saturday 27th August‘ We Remember Walk’Walk in the footsteps of the Dispossessed from Derryveagh to Churchill.Honouring the victims, families, and descendents(Assembly time and point to be decided later). Advertisement Walk to conclude with a fitting tribute.A sponsored Walk will take place on Sunday 13th March anyone wishing to participate is asked to contact Michael Sweeney on 087 2168350 Donations will be collected on both evenings.For all bookings please contact 074 91 37090 ext 3609Any suggestions, ideas, recommendations would be very welcome by the Working group by contacting the Chairman or Secretary below before Tuesday 18th February.Mr. Paraig Cannon (Chairman/ 0868369059) & Ms. Trés Connaghan (Secretary/ 0876805173) Ends REMEMBERING THE DERRYVEAGH EVICTIONS – 150 YEARS ON was last modified: April 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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)