Spurs set for new signings

first_img “No worries about that and the people won’t worry about the team because we have a lot of good players that can play like a striker. “We need to be (more) solid than last season because we scored a lot of goals but the problem was we conceded a lot of goals. If we are more solid maybe we can reduce the gap with the top four.” Pochettino continues to be linked with transfers for Stuttgart’s Timo Werner, QPR forward Charlie Austin and West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The latter would likely cost in the region of £20million and represent a transfer policy Spurs have avoided since their disappointing summer in 2013, when the world-record £86million received from the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid was largely squandered. Sporting director Franco Baldini’s reputation has suffered as a consequence but while Pochettino dismissed reports that the Italian is to leave the club, he also said that Spurs’ ability to develop talents like Kane prevents them from needing to spend as they did in 2013, as their rivals – including Liverpool, who paid £32.5million for Christian Benteke – continue to do. “Maybe Liverpool tried to find their Harry Kane but we have Harry Kane,” he said. “The people is very happy that our striker is Harry Kane. If you want to find players to compete with or improve Harry Kane it’s not easy. “My vision is (it’s) better to sign a player from England but it’s true that the market in England is crazy, it’s not easy. It’s better to bring some players from England but it’s not easy, maybe you need to bring some players from Europe. “(Baldini’s not leaving), nothing changed from the last season. Nothing’s changed.” Spurs have signed three defenders in Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer so far this summer, but with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both expected to leave the club, Harry Kane is at risk of becoming their sole senior striker. “We have our target, I think in the next few days maybe something (will) happen,” said Pochettino, ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday to face Manchester United in the opening fixture of the new Barclays Premier League season. Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham will announce a new signing in the next few days. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FIFA Bans Ugandan Official over 2014 World Cup Ticket Resales

first_imgFIFA has banned the president of Uganda’s soccer federation for two months over the resale of tickets for the 2014 World Cup.FIFA said its ethics judges ratified a plea bargain by Moses Magogo, an elected member of the Confederation of African Football executive committee. He also agreed to pay a 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,075) fine.Magogo was alleged to have profited from rule-breaking resales among an allocation of 177 tickets FIFA thought were for fans in Uganda. A formal complaint in Uganda alleged “American and South African agents sold tickets for games in Brazil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN FOUND GUILTY OF HAVING GREEN DIESEL IN ONE OF HIS LORRIES

first_imgA Donegal businessman has been fined €2,500 after illegal diesel was found in one of his lorries.Patrick Bonar, of Calloncar, Drumkeen, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week.The court heard that one of Mr Bonar’s lorries was stopped by customs officers at Dooballagh, Letterkenny on May 6th, 2010. When tested it was discovered that the lorry contained illegal green diesel after officers used markers to test the fuel.The court heard that the driver of the lorry, Martin McClelland, had a case against him dismissed at a previous court sitting.Patrick Bonar told the court that he had spoken with Mr McCelland after he was approached by customs officers.He said Mr McClelland had told him there was no white diesel at the company’s yard and that he had taken 10 gallons of green diesel.However Mr Bonar said he had no hand, act or part in putting the green diesel in the offending lorry.He said he had two tanks at his yard and both were 5,000 litre tanks which workers were well-aware of.He said he could not explain why Mr McCelland had said there was no white diesel in the tank when there had been.He said both tanks were clearly marked and that all employees were aware of the tanks and what they contained when filling various equipment and up to 13 lorries.“He put it in and he should not have,” said Mr Bonar.However Judge Paul Kelly said that as the owner of the business, Mr Bonner had a responsibility for all his vehicles.He found Mr Bonar guilty, fined him a mandatory fine of €2,500 and allowed him four months to pay.AT HEARING© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL BUSINESSMAN FOUND GUILTY OF HAVING GREEN DIESEL IN ONE OF HIS LORRIES was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Packie Mailey commits to Finn Harps for 2017 season

first_imgPACKIE Mailey has become the latest member of the Finn Harps squad to commit for the 2017 season.Ahead of pre-season training beginning on Thursday, the Convoy man has put pen to paper at Finn Park.Mailey made his debut in an away League Cup game against Sligo Rovers in May 2009 has played 154 times for the club during two spells at Finn Park and has found the net 8 times. The powerful defender started 25 games during the 2016 campaign and previously had spells at Institute, Hibernian and Stenhousemuir.Packie Mailey commits to Finn Harps for 2017 season was last modified: January 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more