South Africa have won the Dubai Sevens on three previous occasions – 2003, 2006, and 2008 – and will hope their success in the UAE continues in the World Cup. Stick then converted his own try to put South Africa 12-7 ahead. There was still some time left to play, however, and fortunes in sevens can be reversed in an instant. It was far from game over. France, who like Zimbabwe, improved significantly as the tournament progressed, defeated Australia 21-12 to win the Bowl. The Kiwis, who were also the runaway winners of last season’s IRB Sevens Series, dictated matters early in the final and were rewarded when captain DJ Forbes crashed over for a try. A successful conversion put the New Zealanders 7-0 ahead. Treu, who played his provincial rugby for South Western Districts in George, also paid tribute to the South African team’s supporters: “It was the first time ever that we’ve seen such a big support for the team, and you could feel it in the air, the people, their body language, they really wanted this team to win, and we’ve really drawn a lot of energy from the crowd. Future eventsThe IRB Sevens Series resumes on the weekend of 6-7 February 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand, where the home side will be desperate to win in front of their fellow Kiwis. The following weekend the Series moves to San Diego. Player of the TournamentAdding an extra sparkle to South Africa’s victory was the choice of Robert Ebersohn as Player of the Tournament. Despite recently being voted South Africa’s Young Player of the Year, he has opted to throw his lot in with the sevens team instead of the Cheetahs’ Super 14 side. Right now, it looks as if his decision was the right one. Decisive tryAs time ran down, the breakthrough came for South Africa when a ball flew out from a scrum and Stick was the fastest to react. Gathering the ball, he knifed through a gap next to the scrum and dived over for a try near the uprights. The crowd, already electric, yelled its approval. After their two wins in Dubai and George, South Africa tops the IRB Sevens Series standings with the maximum possible haul of 40 points. New Zealand is in second place on 28 points, followed by England and Fiji, who both have 24. SA skipper Mzwandile Stick was unable to convert from the sideline, leaving South Africa 5-7 behind at the interval. With less than a minute to go the Kiwis regained possession, but SA turned possession over at a ruck – one of the most impressive aspects of South Africa’s play all tournament – and when Paul Delport booted the ball into touch, coach Paul Treu’s charges had won the Cup title for the second week in succession. Following the tournament in the USA, there is a return for South Africa to Dubai for the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009, which doesn’t form part of the IRB Sevens Series, but as a World Cup is hugely prestigious. In the second half, the home team upped their intensity, putting the well-organised Kiwi defence under pressure. A kick by impressive teenager Robert Ebersohn found Aplon in a scoring position, but he knocked on over the try line. Ebersohn tried to take South Africa more than two scores ahead with a drop goal attempt, after a superb break by Stick, but he was narrowly wide of the mark. 8 December 2008 Coach Paul Treu told the International Rugby Board’s website: “I’m almost speechless; 10 years is a long time and it really took a massive effort from our players.” Victory came after a tremendous tussle with sevens giants New Zealand, the two-time defending George champions. Popular victoryZimbabwe secured a popular victory in the Shield competition. They destroyed Tunisia 40-5 in the semi-finals and then ran roughshod over Scotland 26-0 in the final. ‘We couldn’t have done it without you’“I really want to thank the people that came out and supported the team over the past two days, and also the people back at home watching the tournament, we couldn’t have done it without you,” he added. England claimed the Plate with a 24-7 win over Portugal, who impressed with their passionate play and surprised a number of more highly regarded teams before bowing out in the Cup quarterfinals. The home crowd got what they wanted as South Africa captured the IRB Sevens Series title in George on the weekend, winning the South African Sevens for the first time in 10 tries as they notched up back-to-back sevens titles for the first time. Dazel scoresWith half-time approaching, a piece of fast footwork saw the speedy Gio Aplon break the New Zealand defensive line. He drew the sweeper before passing out to Renfred Dazel on his left. Dazel hit the gas and had just enough to go over in the left-hand corner for a try. South Africa reached the final with an impressive 21-7 win over Fiji, thanks to an outstanding first half in which they built up a 21-0 cushion. New Zealand, meanwhile, conceded a try to Argentina and then proceeded to dominate the rest of their showdown to run out 26-5 victors. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
One of the phrases I use when asked why I’m visiting is: While this seems novel and funny (and yes it is!) it is more a testament to a fundamental disconnect so many in HR have from the daily realities that occur in the organization that we are hired to support. The only way HR can be relevant to an organization is to understand what being relevant in the organization means and what it looks like. In addition to visits to schools I’ve gone through a morning shift with a school bus driver, prepared and served food in a school cafeteria, and set-up chairs for a PTO meeting one morning before breakfast. Each one of these experiences has informed me and will allow me to make better decisions that will benefit the district, the employees, and ultimately, the students we serve. “HR has never been here before.”“Why are you here? Is something wrong?”“I hope you’re not here because someone is in trouble.”“Wait, you’re the new HR Director and you came to see me?!?” Serving lunch to middle school students provides valuable insight! It will take time, but I am confident that my presence will cease to be alarming some day! As I gain more knowledge and understanding of the operations in the schools and other student support services, this presence can expand our opportunities to ensure that our HR department provides positive and proactive support to everyone in our organization. Sometimes, the mere act of being present can make a world of difference in our workplace. This is especially true when it is unexpected, unscheduled, and done for positive reasons. In my short tenure in my new position, it has become clear that my presence outside the administrative office is a new fangled concept to many. I’ve heard phrases like: “I can’t do good work unless I know what is needed and that can’t happen by sitting in my office and waiting for things to come to me.” To read the original post on RollerCoasterHR, please click here.
September 2017: Toys “R” Us declares bankruptcy.Early 2018: Toys “R” Us announces the closure of 180 stores.February 2018: Toys “R” Us announces the closure of 200 more stores.- Sponsor – March 2018: Speculation abounds that Toys “R” Us will close all US stores and liquidate.March 14, 2018: Toys “R” Us announces that it will close or sell all 800 of its US stores.I would bet that everyone reading this article has either shopped at Toys “R” Us or received a gift from Toys “R” Us. Founded in 1957 and morphing into its current format in about 1969, Toys “R” Us became the first mega “category killer” toy store. Most kids in the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties begged their parents to take them to Toys “R” Us. I know; I was one of those parents. The Toys “R” Us dominance of the toy market made small toy stores and hobby shops almost obsolete. Even KB Toys couldn’t keep up.So, what happened? What went wrong? Some say bad planning. Some say bad luck. Probably both, but the real beginning of the end was the leveraged buy out of Toys “R” Us in 2005 by Bain Capital and KKR & Co. That leveraged buyout resulted in a staggering debt load of $6.6 billion for the company. This resulted in management distraction and put Toys “R” Us in a constant refinancing mode.The tremendous growth in competition from Amazon and Walmart made things worse. With much deeper pockets, both retail giants began heavy discounting of toy prices to get parents to switch loyalties.Then, add kids’ changing tastes to the mix. Toys “R” Us said “kids never want to grow up.” That may be partly true, but online video gaming and phone apps have taken a huge chunk out of the physical toy market. The financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 didn’t help matters.The irony is that Toys “R” Us still sells millions and millions of dollars’ worth of toys, and toy sales rose 5 percent last year. But continued aggressive competition and the Toys “R” Us financial difficulties have taken their toll. Toys “R” Us continuing as a going concern is in doubt by most of the financial community. But there’s still hope. As of this writing, Toys “R” Us has officially announced the company’s liquidation, but it’s working on a possible plan to keep about 200 of its most profitable US stores open, according to CNBC. Can they make it? Maybe. Plans continue to evolve, and as of now, it’s unclear when exactly the doors will close. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Inter and Milan are both interested in signing Olympique Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Strootman left Roma in the summer of 2018 to join Marseille for a reported €25m after helping the Giallorossi reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, L’Equipe claims the Dutchman is now free to leave the Ligue 1 side for the right price, and this has alerted both Milan clubs. The Rossoneri will try to add more experience to their squad in January, while at 29 he is younger than Antonio Conte’s preferred target Arturo Vidal. Strootman made 131 appearances for Roma in all competitions, scoring 13 goals. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
It sounded like an innocuous question from a TV reporter – “It will be your brother’s birthday three days from now, how do you plan to celebrate it?” Except it was at the funeral of the boy in question, Abhishek Mishra.A final-year student of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mishra,It sounded like an innocuous question from a TV reporter – “It will be your brother’s birthday three days from now, how do you plan to celebrate it?” Except it was at the funeral of the boy in question, Abhishek Mishra.A final-year student of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mishra had drowned in a waterfall near Ranchi, a death instantly propelled into the spotlight because he was accompanied to the excursion by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad’s daughter Ragini.Welcome to the loud, weird world of 24-hour news television with its parallel universe of breathless and sometimes heartless anchors, the unlikely stars and specials with cheesy B-movie titles. It’s a mad mix of news and nonsense, causes and circuses, fundamental issues and feel-good frivolity. It is often grisly, sometimes ghoulish and usually plain voyeuristic.Sensationalism is taking over Indian mediaClick here to EnlargeFrom the public visit to Varanasi of a very private couple (Abhishek Ki Ash) to the private spat between a very public couple (Rahul Ne Shweta Ko Rulaya), every episode is designed for maximum impact and minimum illumination. Want a quick scroll?Try this. Nagin Ka Khauf, the saga of a 12-year old boy pursued by a snake; Prem Tapasya, the tale of a yogi living in with his disciple; Gharwali Baharwali, the story of a man’s extramarital affair; or Maut ka Drama, wherein Kunjilal, a 75-year-old astrologer from Betul, Madhya Pradesh, had the country holding its collective breath after claiming he would die between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on October 20 last year.advertisementIt’s the kind of shrill in-your-face coverage that had Naresh Gupta, Adobe India CEO, bowing before the media and beseeching them to stop the saturation coverage of his four-year old son Anant because the kidnappers could have harmed him.”In the new global economy viewers look for titillation in news which is why we show a lot of cinema, lots of cricket and plenty of crime.”LAXMI NARAIN GOEL, DIRECTOR – NEWS GROUP, ZEE NEWS It’s also the kind of relentless campaigning that can force Priyadarshini Mattoo (see box) to get justice seven years after she was murdered.In this chaos and cacophony, it is easy to miss the real megastar-the medium itself: Twenty-four-hour news TV, which reaches out to 50 million cable homes in a dozen languages. At nearly 20 per cent per annum, it’s growing full throttle. With 38 news channels at last count, more than in any nation on the planet, news TV is growing faster than any other genre in India.From just two channels six years ago, one new news channel joins the race every four months now. As a genre, television news viewership ranks fifth, below entertainment, regional, sports and children’s channels.”Viewership ratings are a critical element because we depend on advertising revenue and clients go by research findings.” G . KRISHNAN , CEO , TV TODAY From a nation that first tasted satellite TV thanks to a news event, the 1991 Gulf War, India now binges on news TV. A study by public relations firm Edelman shows that 49 per cent of Indians tune in to TV first for trustworthy news and information, compared to just 31 per cent in Asia Pacific-TV has clearly beaten newspapers as the medium of first contact with news.When a five-year-old boy spends 52 Truman Show-like hours in a 60-ft well, the entire nation watches and prays even if it means listening to: “Dharti mata ki god mein pachaas ghante bitane ke baad, ab apni ma ki god mein hai Prince (after spending 50 hours in the lap of the earth, Prince is now in his mother’s lap).””Sensationalism in place of substance, trivia in place of content, exaggeration instead of moderation and living for the instant and not even the hour have become the greed of contemporary visual media,” says Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, himself no stranger to the siren-like allure of the cameras.A 61-hour songathon by Aakansha Jachak of Indore created a world recordClick here to EnlargeFrom political parties to business houses, everyone courts news channels, timing their announcements around prime time and judging the importance of a news event by the presence of OB vans. It’s also raking in the cash.Six years back, news television had less than a 2 per cent share of the total TV advertising market. It now stands at nearly 12 per cent or Rs 650 crore of the annual Rs 5,500 crore TV ad spend. “It’s a demand-and-supply combination, because there is a certain male audience for products like automobiles, banking and finance which TV news brings in,” says Shekhar Swamy, president of R.K. Swamy BBDO Advertising.advertisement”As the fastest growing genre of television, news has in fact been eating into the primetime viewing of popular soaps.”L.V. KRISHNAN, CEO, TAM MEDIA RESEARCH The growth of news television has also been fuelled by lower launch costs. Aaj Tak, a 24-hour news channel which is part of the India Today Group, was launched at a cost of Rs 40 crore in December 2000. Today, however, it costs only Rs 3 crore to launch a small news channel.Bandwidth costs on satellites have dropped from approximately $3500 (Rs 1.5 lakh) per Mhz per month to $2000 (Rs 90,000) per Mhz per month for regional beam and $6500 (Rs 2.9 lakh) per Mhz per month for wide beam to $5000 (Rs 2.2 lakh) per Mhz per month.This growth is now beginning to bite at the heels of TV’s prime locomotive, the soap. Two years ago Delhi housewife Nancy Hajela, 42, cut down on watching Ekta Kapoor serials because they were getting increasingly predictable.News TV is mutating, changing the audienceClick here to EnlargeShe watches over four hours of news every day now. “It’s much more interesting,” she says. Now, Harish Tomar driving a car from the passenger seat triggers more public debate than Parvati’s travails in Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii.This broadening of the audience has led to a change in the profile of the TV news advertiser. The usual profile of the TV advertiser-a mix of corporates and financial services-is now slowly giving way to FMCG firms and consumer durables. “News TV has managed to broad-base itself to a mass audience,” says Television Audience Measurement (TAM) CEO L.V. Krishnan.Very hyped Prince case and ghost running a carClick here to EnlargeTelevision news, which would have completely ignored nobodies like Kunjilal even two years ago, has now begun chasing them. The interest is often mutual. So when retired government employee Chedi Lal, borrowing from Lage Raho Munnabhai’s Gandhigiri, stripped down to his briefs in Lucknow in October to demand a revision in pension, he remembered to bring a TV camera crew along.If the definition of news has changed, so has the coverage-with well-groomed anchors, anchors, designer clothes and colloquial Hindi. “TV covers everything from a funeral to a Friday cricket match with the same sense of breathless urgency. If everything is important and nothing is trivial, then what is news,” asks sociologist Shiv Visvanathan.Well, how about rival ghosts battling over a village belle and women claiming to be reincarnated snakes- Zee News even runs a half-hour weekly show, Kaal Kapaal Mahakaal, devoted to the paranormal. Critics say the channels that blur the distinctions between news and entertainment run the risk of diluting their brand character.TV’S BODY LINEEven gestures, a lack thereof, make headlines and multiple action replaysSALMAN’S HUG: All his Salaam-e-Ishq co-stars got a hug onstage at a fashion show, except John AbrahamCHAPPELL’S MIDDLE FINGER: The coach showed it to Ganguly supporters at Eden GardensadvertisementPONTING’S PUSH: The Aussie captain and his mates shoved Sharad Pawar off the frameUMA’S TEARS: Her tearful allegations of a murder plot at a press meet got her ratings “The day you become entertainment, you lose your credibility as a news channel,” says Channel V head Amar K. Deb, who has launched the show Well Done, a spoof on the TV news genre, with fake anchors like Charkha Bahar. MTV veejay Cyrus Broacha, who anchors another news spoof on CNN-IBN, is on his knees: “We were always the most shallow form of television and we looked up to news TV. Now, after stories of milk adulteration and casting couches, we bow to them. They are the originals.”Sometimes news TV crosses the line altogether-media persons who handed 30-year-old Manoj Mishra diesel and a matchbox in Patna to set himself on fire on August 15, now stand charged with homicide and abetment of suicide.Sometimes, it gets taken for a ride-TV crews in Delhi were shocked to discover that the ‘special police officer’ they were interviewing over a Belgian diplomat’s murder in September, was actually a local resident who did a Borat on the channels.TV reporters from the “aap ko kaisa lagta hain (how do you feel)” school of journalism routinely quiz their subjects with this line. When asked how he felt when his older brother Shammi was in the ICU, actor Shashi Kapoor retorted that he felt like dancing. Another bright-eyed reporter asked Naresh Gupta’s distraught wife if she felt like crying because her son had been kidnapped. “Vultures aren’t becoming extinct,” rues a senior TV journalist, “they are joining TV.””There are competitive pressures and we cannot be oblivious to the market. The challenge is to avoid getting into the sandpit.” RAJ DEEP SARDESAI , EDITOR – IN – CHIEF, CNN – IBN Channel heads, however, say trivial TV is the exception and not the rule, and point to the larger crisis of content that all media faces. “There are competitive pressures and we cannot be oblivious to the market; the challenge is to avoid getting into the sandpit,” says Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN. The sandpit is the mayhem called primetime which has Hindi language channels battling to the death with stories of shock and awe.”In an average of 500 hours of fresh programming beamed every day, such incidents don’t take up even five hours or just 1 per cent of programming,” says Star News CEO Uday Shankar. Yet, it is these exceptions which supply the rocket fuel for channel ratings in an age when channel heads say the ordinary simply doesn’t sell.Matuk Nath, Julie case in Patna and Maut ka drama in MPClick here to EnlargeThe problem is no one knows what will sell. “How can we explain that even in a mature market like Delhi, the viewership of Mumbai blasts was a lot lower than that of the small boy who miraculously survived a 60-ft fall?” asks G. Krishnan, CEO, TV Today, which broadcasts Aaj Tak and Headlines Today (both sister concerns of INDIA TODAY).On December 12, 2005, Aaj Tak exposed 11 corrupt MPs accepting cash on camera in return for asking questions in Parliament, a moral victory for the traditional tenets of journalism. “Yet, when we showcased a car being driven without anyone on the driver’s seat, it drove our viewership through the roof. The car story got a channel share of 41 per cent, while Operation Duryodhan got just 35 per cent,” says Krishnan.Sameer Manchanda, joint managing director, CNN-IBN, says the media is at an evolutionary cusp which channels looking for their own evolutionary positioning. “It’s not always a numbers game-a loyal audience gets a bigger premium than a mass audience.”Indian media has turned the spotlight on the corrupt and crimesClick here to EnlargeWith channels engaged in a bloody war for ratings based on TAM, channel heads privately rue what they call the TAM-ification of news TV. “If you don’t have high ratings, you don’t have ads and if you don’t have ads, you are dead in the water as TV has no secondary revenue source,” says a channel head.Is this race sustainable? Sociologists predict the end of tamasha news. “Indian viewers are gradually learning to discern the difference between news and trivia and they are now much more critical. I only expect it to get sharper over the years,” says sociologist Ashis Nandy. Until then, it’s going to be snake chases, ghost sightings, reincarnation dramas and driverless cars.
Solbakken: Solskjaer surely winning his Man Utd auditionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves boss Stale Solbakken believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the Manchester United job after victory at Tottenham. Solskjaer outshone Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino last night as they both compete for the permanent Old Trafford post.FC Copenhagen coach Solbakken said, “It’s not that I don’t think Pochettino can handle both clubs, but there is actually a difference between the demands made by United and Tottenham.”I think Solskjaer can actually get the job. If United shows stability and great progress, playing steady battles against the best and beating some of them at home, then I think it’s a strong application. They may have a plan ready and have him as a B or C choice. Or they have no plan yet, see how it goes and give him the chance to show that he is the right man.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Hull midfielder Jarrod Bowen tops Newcastle shopping listby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHull City midfielder Jarrod Bowen is high on Newcastle United’s January shopping list.The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle plan to support Steve Bruce in the January transfer window, with recruitment planning already under way at St James’ Park.Steve Nickson has begun the process of compiling target lists with United looking at midfield options and also potential forward additions.One name fed into summits is Bowen, who is entering the final year of his contract. But the Tigers have an option to trigger another year, which they plan to do.Bowen would tick every Newcastle box and is understood to be open to the idea of a move to St James’ Park – but whether United would extend to the reported £20million fee is another matter. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Dani Alves could be in line for a shock return to Sevilla this summer after 10 years away, reports SportVarious media outlets in Spain have announced that the Brazilian is available in the upcoming transfer window with Paris Saint-Germain having reportedly offered him to Sevilla, whom he originally left in 2008 to join Barcelona, because he does not fit into the Parisian club’s plans.New PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is understood to have told the board that he does not view Alves as part of his plans at the French capital.Joaquin Caparros, who now works as the Director of Football at Sevilla after being replaced by Pablo Machin as head coach, has since revealed that he is currently unaware of these reports.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…But the 62-year-old did state he would welcome Alves back to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.“I do not know anything about Dani Alves, but we are always open to signing right-back and when we improve, although right now the priority is elsewhere,” he told Mundo Deportivo.
It had to be 23 years later when a footballer bearing the Weah last name scored a goal for PSG in Parc des Princes, it was George’s son Timothy last SundayWe are delighted to inform you that this past Sunday we could see a young Timothy Weah scoring his first ever goal at Parc des Princes for PSG, this happened 23 years after his father George scored in the same stadium playing for the same club. Being the son of a football legend is arguably one of the biggest burdens any player can have, there are countless stories of young football players who have to live under the shadows of their legendary fathers and there are very few cases in which the son doesn’t embarrass the name of his father. In the case of Liberian legendary striker George Weah, who became the first non-European player to win a Ballon d’Or back in 1995 and today is the president if his country, it appears that his son is coming strong as he has shown the football genes running through his blood.George Weah with two spectacular goals for PSG. pic.twitter.com/TwDArRZpJm— 90s Football (@90sfootball) January 10, 2018Timothy has started this preseason with great performances, including two goals in his last two competitive matches, the first one being against AS Monaco (his father’s other French former club) in the 4-0 victory of the Coupe des Champions. Timothy scored his side’s third goal and his style of play is very reminiscent to his fathers, with the physicality and pace that the former striker always showcased during his 18-year career. Before scoring in the first championship match for PSG, Timothy also scored a goal against Bayern Munchen during the preseason in the International Champions Cup and he proved that he can be one of this season’s most unexpected surprises. But the best moment of his career so far, was reserved for this Sunday when he played his ninth Ligue 1 match with PSG and his fourth in Parc des Princes.I’m going to say it again: Timothy Weah’s movement as a striker is really, really good. Minutes after coming on for PSG, Weah almost scored as a direct result of his active, intelligent movement inside the box. pic.twitter.com/SPo2aTIEyb— Joseph Lowery (@joeInCleats) August 12, 2018It was near the end of the match when Timothy came in to replace Neymar with eight minutes still on the clock, he got a big chance to score after a mistake made by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba and scored his first ever goal at Parc des Princes for the same club that his father represented so many years ago. It was back on February 14, 1995, when George Weah scored a goal in PSG‘s League Cup match against Toulouse, his son got to write his name in history exactly 23 years and six months later. At 18 years old and with a long career ahead of him, it looks like this could be Timothy’s breakthrough season as he is quickly becoming a regular in all the matches for PSG and scoring important goals for his club. It’s still too soon to tell if George Weah’s son will have a successful career in football, but things are looking good so far.? 21st August 1992:⚽️ George Weah scores his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.?12th August 2018:⚽️ Timothy Weah scores his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG.? Like father, like son.? @Squawka pic.twitter.com/tt4KN8iohG— SPORF (@Sporf) August 13, 2018International career.Something that is also worth mentioning about Timothy Weah is his international career, he was born in New York City back in 2000. His development as a youth has always been in that city and he kept jumping categories for different academies in the area, until PSG decided to sign him back in 2017 where he has remained ever since. Playing for the United States National Team, Timothy made his senior debut back in March 2018 in a friendly match against Paraguay. Not too soon after that in May, Weah scored his first ever goal with the senior National Team in the 3-0 victory against Bolivia. Seems like the USMNT has a great young talent in its hands, it also looks like he has a very promising future in football, and he is the son of a football legend who gave him all the genes to become one of the greats.Timothy #Weah’s first #Ligue1 goal – a goalkeeping howler of the highest order. #PSG pic.twitter.com/lXswNUYDut— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) August 12, 2018How many goals do you think Timothy Weah will score for PSG this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Jose Mourinho claims he had nothing to do with his agent’s comments regarding his Manchester United futureThe Portuguese coach has come under increased scrutiny this season with United eight points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League.While United have fared better in Europe, this hasn’t stopped reports spreading that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to succeed Mourinho at Old Trafford.Speaking on his client, Jorge Mendes made a rare statement last week in which he denied that United were unhappy with Mourinho and that the former Chelsea coach remains content to stay on.But, apparently, not even Mourinho himself was aware of Mendes’ statement.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Which statement?,” said Mourinho on the Belfast Telegraph, when asked about the intention behind Mendes’ statement.“No, I’ve nothing to do with the statement. It’s Jorge’s statement, not my statement.”As for whether he knew of Mendes’ plans, Mourinho added: “No, I didn’t know. I didn’t know at all and I don’t care about it.”Mourinho will lead his United side out against Valencia tonight in their Group H finale of the Champions League.