‘I think I am the man for the job,’ claims Ramsey despite QPR’s relegation to the Championship

first_imgQPR manager Chris Ramsey believes he is still the best man for the job despite overseeing his side’s second relegation in three years after a dismal 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.A Sergio Aguero hat-trick and further strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner and David Silva condemned the Hoops to an embarrassing loss which saw them join Burnley in next season’s Championship.Ramsey has mustered just one win from 11 games since taking charge in February, but the interim manager is confident he can steer the club back into the top flight at the first time of asking.“I think I am the man for the job and I am sure this club will be back where it should be,” said the 53-year-old.“I am a fighter myself, I’ve now got an opportunity to save their status. We were on the slide before I took the job. It’s a great club and they deserve to be in the Premier League.”Ramsey did not attempt to defend his players after their abysmal showing at the Etihad which seemed more a formality of when, rather than if, they would relegated.He said: “Today was disappointing, the way we performed in front of a big TV audience and big crowd here.“I didn’t think it was good enough at all. It’s not been what we’ve become used to in the last few weeks.”The Hoops boss cited a necessary overhaul to help revitalise the club with a lot of players nearing the end of their contracts and many more looking disinterested and disenchanted.“It’s well documented that a lot of the squad are coming to the end of their contracts. There are some good lads there,” Ramsey added.“But you don’t end up at the bottom of the league just in one game, it’s something that has been happening all season.”last_img read more

JUST A HANDFUL OF TICKETS LEFT FOR TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL

first_imgSATURDAY night is warming up to be a barrel of laughs at the Mount Errigal Hotel when Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage.The hotel has confirmed that an incredible 950 tickets have been sold for the show.“We’ve less than 50 left,” said Carolynne Harrison from the Letterkenny hotel. “We’re all looking forward to the show, but we’ve just a few dozen left. It promises to be a great night. JUST A HANDFUL OF TICKETS LEFT FOR TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Mount Errigal Hoteltommy tiernanlast_img read more

Villa or Fulham to claim £160m-£280m by winning Wembley showdown

first_img1 Could Wembley Stadium – the home of English football – soon by owned by an American? The winners of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final between Aston Villa and Fulham will land a jackpot of at least £160million.Promotion to the Premier League is the biggest prize in world football and the winners could rake in more than £280million if they survive their first season in the top flight.Villa and Fulham hope to join Wolves and Cardiff in the Premier League next season with victory in Saturday’s annual winner-takes-all clash at Wembley.The winners will benefit from future additional revenue of at least £160m across the next three seasons, which could rise to in excess of £280m if they retain their Premier League status.The figures, released by Deloitte, are the same as last season with this year’s showdown falling in the second year of the latest, record-breaking three-year television rights deal.“All eyes will be on Wembley on Saturday afternoon for this winner-takes-all clash,” said Deloitte’s head of the sports business group Dan Jones.“It will be, as ever, a fantastic advert for the competitive intensity of the Championship and the financial attraction of the Premier League.”Jones said the financial rewards for the winners of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev later on Saturday pale in comparison.“Whilst in football terms the UEFA Champions League final is the bigger game, the financial rewards on offer in Kiev are dwarfed by those at stake in north London,” Jones added.“The difference between winning and losing for Liverpool this weekend, is a mere £4m in distributions from UEFA and they are already assured of appearing in next year’s competition.”last_img read more