Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Wilson Baltazar also notched 12 markers built on two triples.Coach Topex Robinson said that as gratifying as the 9-0 run was, the battle is only halfway done as it braces for the tougher duels in the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“As much as it’s ok, we still have nine more games to play and we have lots of things that we should work on, especially on our turnovers because it is still a problem for us,” he said.With Perez leading the charge, the Pirates jumped to a commanding 22-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, extending the lead to its biggest at 32, 78-46, with 1:49 left in the third period. MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum asserted its dominance in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 97-74 decimation of Mapua to complete the first round sweep Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez anchored the Pirates with 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in their ninth straight win to remain unbeaten after the first round.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Scores:LYCEUM 97 – Perez 18, Baltazar 12, Santos 9, Pretta 9, Tansingco 8, Jv. Marcelino 8, Nzeusseu 6, Jc. Marcelino 6, Ayaay 5, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 3, Caduyac 2, Sinco 2, Serrano 1.MAPUA 74 – Buñag 17, Raflores 16, Nieles 13, Gabo 10, Aguirre 8, Victoria 4, Orquina 4, Magboo 2, Jimenez 0.Quarters: 22-8, 52-34, 80-51, 97-74. What’s in store for your animal sign this year That early pullaway allowed Lyceum to distribute minutes among its third stringers, with Jeffrey Santos and Spencer Pretta pouring nine points each in the victory.“We’ll take this win,” said Robinson after the Pirates finally played the Cardinals in a game which has been postponed twice due to inclement weather.“It’s nice to come off a long break with a win. We made the most of the time that has been given to us. It’s a time for us to work on some things, time for the players to reflect on the first few games that we played. We know we still have a lot of room for improvement if we want to be one of the elite teams in the NCAA.”Christian Buñag topped Mapua (1-7) with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while JB Raflores had 16 markers and eight boards in the defeat.To add to the Cardinals’ woes Kim Magboo hurt his knee late in the first quarter leaving Atoy Co with only eight players at his disposal in the tiff against the top seed.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
– Advertisement – Ambassador Brown suggests a regime that’s fair and balancedLiberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lewis Brown, II, has urged the UN to ensure that interventions of its sanction regime are conducted in a fair and balanced manner, with the ability to impress upon the national consciousness of affected member states and popular opinion.Ambassador Brown observed that the imposition of sanctions is not necessarily to demonstrate the enormous powers of the United Nations, but rather to assist the lost member state to find its way back into the fold of the global family.He encouraged the United Nations to thoroughly consider what affected countries could learn from sanctions imposed on them and how that could positively impact societies and lives.According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission in New York, Ambassador Brown made the assertion when he addressed a meeting at the UN Headquarters on the theme: “Enhancing the Design Process of UN Sanctions: Perspectives from All Stakeholders,” organized by the Egyptian Permanent Mission to the United Nations aimed at discussing the enhancement of the UN sanctions design process, including perspectives of previously or currently targeted countries.Sharing his experience as an “affected person from an affected member state,” Liberia’s top diplomat at the United Nations said sanctions remind member states that the world is watching and has interest in what they do, noting that there is little doubt that without sanctions, Liberia’s return to civility might have been even more protracted.“The story of the end to Liberia’s protracted conflict will be incomplete without a chapter deservedly dedicated to the role of the United Nations, its peacekeeping operations and various support mechanisms as well as the imposition of a regime of sanctions spanning more than two decades intended to return a war-wary population to peace and security, including those in Liberia’s geographic neighborhood,” Ambassador Brown emphasized.He, however, urged that sanctions should not be trivialized; rather they must be employed, with minimal risks to the long-term interests of the country or people the sanctions ultimately seek to serve.In the case of sanctions on individuals, Ambassador Brown urged that care be taken not to impress on a society such as Liberia, already trapped by decadent practices of exclusions of its own citizens, that the denial of rights without the required due process of law can be an acceptable practice.When the sanctions are lifted, the Liberian diplomat urged the United Nations to be ready to assist the country and its people to recover its international credibility, its rightful place in the comity of nations and its course of nation building.He reiterated that Liberia is grateful that the United Nations has not abandoned it in its continued efforts to recover.The United Nations records the establishment of 26 sanction regimes since 1966 targeting countries including Liberia and non-state actors as a tool for the maintenance of international peace and security.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Amb. Lewis G. Brown, former Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations
Just one week after the $20 across the board fare increase took effect, minibus operators are complaining that passengers are refusing to pay the new price.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, several minibus operators complained of the uphill battle they are encountering everyday as commuters are refusing to pay the increased fares.A female conductor on the West Coast of Demerara complained bitterly that although the new fare structure is displayed in her minibus, passengers are paying the previous fare. “Them giving you they own thing and if you ask for the $20 more is a problem. Them wan go report yuh fuh harassment and all kinda thing them ah do,” the woman related.Another driver, Justus (only name given) who operates in the Route 32 (Georgetown to Parika) zone told Guyana Times, “Some passengers refuse to give us the increase which is clearly demonstrated. Most of us on the park have the fare structure and yet they choosing to give us what they feel like.”He said if passengers tell him they are short of a $20, he would try to understand their situation, but on too many occasions, passengers are refusing to pay.A conductor, Mathew (only name given), who works on the Route 42 (Georgetown to Grove) bus park said, “Some passengers would not pay the fare, while some would. If you just tell them de fare raise, they busing you. Is a good while now this thing deh out. Everybody should know what the fare gone to by now, so I don’t think is a situation where they don’t know is wah goin on”.One short drop car operator chimed in and said that the situation is the same over in the Ramp Road car park. The 56-year-old driver told this publication, “Is everybody tryin to make a living. The fare just raise by $20 and they don’t want to give us that. They complaining like we don’t have bills and things to do to”.“Some of us put up a thing in our car saying the short drop fare is $80. You know that people is still be foldin up $60 and giving we. What happen man, we don’t have to eat too?”Head of the United Minibus Union (UMU), Eon Andrews when contacted on Saturday said he was unaware of what has been happening since the drivers have not officially lodged a complaint.In relation to passengers refusing to pay the fare he noted, “I haven’t heard anything of that nature, but I have no doubt that that might be so.”Government in August announced its plans to hike the minibus fares in 10 different zones.The President of the Union told this newspaper he is satisfied with the Ministry’s decision to implement a $20 increase. He said, “It might not be a lot, but we are satisfied.”In June, the President of the Minibus Union submitted a proposal for not only a fare increase, but for several other requests to ease the pressure on minibus drivers.Although the call for a fare increase came at a time where fuel prices were constantly escalating, Andrews had noted that the call for the additional money was not only due to the fuel prices, but several other issues. Because of this, the Union’s President said even if the fuel prices lower, he would not be willing to drop the transportation costs.
Health threat at schoolAlthough students of the Diamond Secondary School — in Second Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD — are reportedly being sold contaminated food, the Education Ministry, in a statement to this publication, disclosed that nothing can be done to address the issue until an official complaint has been received by the School’s Board of Governors.The Ministry disseminated this statement one day after the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) of the school complained bitterly of the issues affecting the children there.While the Ministry acknowledged that it had indeed received a letter from the PTA in regard to the matter, it said, “A letter was prepared by the School Board Coordinator of the Ministry of Education advising the PTA of the school to shareThe Diamond Secondary Schoolthe concerns with the School’s Board of Governors.”According to the Ministry, the letter detailing the issues was also directed to the School’s Board of Governors, which to date has not responded. The Ministry is adamant that the issue cannot be addressed until an official complaint has been filed by the School’s Board of Governors.The disgruntled members of the PTA recently penned a letter to this publication expressing grave concern about the present health threats existing at the institution.The PTA is threatening to take legal action — and even protest action — as the body believes the students are being exposed to harm, and even diseases, as food which is being sold to the children is allegedly contaminated.They are also complaining about parapets which have been destroyed – a situation which bothers parents who wish to park their vehicles as they await their children; and the non-highlighting of speed bumps in the streets, which results in great inconvenience to both drivers and pedestrians.They claim that several letters have been sent to the Education, Communities, Public Infrastructure and Public Health ministries, but their complaints have always been ignored.The PTA threatened: “If no action is taken by your Government, we shall initiate protest action, starting at the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and PAHO (Pan American Health Organisation) office, and we shall be meeting shortly with our attorney…to explore legal remedies.”According to the PTA members, relevant letters were sent to the various ministries before the beginning of the new school term in September. In one of the letters, addressed to Education Minister Nicolette Henry and seen by Guyana Times, the PTA complained of the food vendors who sell outside the school’s compound.The body stressed: “Since 2011, at PTA meetings, we have repeatedly raised the issue of the school’s administration allowing vendors to sell food items over the front drain of our school to children.”It was explained that parents are especially concerned as there is a septic tank which drains sewage directly into that very drain which is in front of the school.The PTA members are now calling on UNICEF and PAHO representatives to visit the school to get a first-hand look at the issues affecting the students.They are even calling for the Head Mistress (HM) and teachers to be investigated, as they accused the head teacher of accepting money from the vendors to sell outside the school’s premises.
The website provides physicians with a platform to share stories with other physicians that are interested in living and working in the area. The website also shows the professional lives of physicians and how they enjoy their time off in northern B.C.Also featured are two testimonials from physicians that show their work place and various activities that they enjoy. One of the doctors featured is Dr. Quinton Du Preez. Du Preez says moving to the area has provided him and his family with a great place to live and hopes other physicians follow suit. “When you’re looking for a place to practice, it is not just about finding a suitable place to work. Instead it is about finding a community that embraces your family and offers a range of opportunities for both professional and personal development,” he explains. “Fort St. John has done that for us and I wanted to share that message with other physicians thinking about relocating to northern B.C.” – Advertisement -Mayor of Fort St. John Lori Ackerman was also on hand for the unveiling of the website. She says it will be an important tool in showing off what the area offers to physicians looking for work.“The beauty of creating a website like this is that of course it’s on the world wide web. We’ll be able to get the word out through social media that this website is up and available,” she says. “It’s an initial portal for people to go to take a look at the community as a physician. Having this is vital to reaching out across the globe.”Ackerman adds that Fort St. John can offer a number of things to doctors who move here such as being a great place to raise young ones.Advertisement “We have a very young population so if they are beginning their career and they have young ones this is a place that offers an opportunity to raise their children. We’ve got wonderful sport amenities here. We have a very good group of doctors here already to create that community that they would have as colleagues.”The new website can be seen by clicking here.
A Belfast lawyer will tell the BBC tonight that the public should remain vigilant about possible investment scams.Laura Gillespie has worked with the Financial Services Authority on investigations into allegedly fraudulent schemes.She said that allegations of fraud were “not uncommon in tough economic times”. She tells BBC Newsline: “When the money is rolling in, people tend not to ask questions but lean economic times certainly tend to reveal problems.”Ms Gillespie said that investors needed to be alert to “tell-tale signs”.“First, consistently steady returns – if your investment yields say, 3%, consistently over a period of years, there is so little variation that it might cause suspicion,” she said.“Second, if the investment consistently outperforms funds of a similar nature, something may be awry. “Like any fraud, the rule of thumb is simple: if it seems too good to be true, it may well be.”The interview will be broadcast on BBC Newsline at 6.30pm.FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: LAWYER WARNS PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT OVER SCAMS was last modified: February 1st, 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)
JUST eight new positions have been created at a Gaoth Dobhair crisp factory, nine months after the company announced 35 new jobs, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The current workforce at Largo Foods in the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate is 198 full-time and part-time staff.Last June the company announced 35 new positions. At that time it had 190 members of staff and stated in a press release and at a press conference that the workforce would rise to 225. Minister Dinny McGinley was at the announcement way in June last year.But this week when the Minister arrived at the same plant to announce a €570k taxpayer cash injection into the company, there was no mention of the previous press release and the promise of jobs in it.“The addition of more manufacturing lines, the increase in capacity, and the expansion of the product mix will allow for better efficiencies, increased sales and will help to secure current employment in Gaoth Dobhair,” said the Minister at the time of the announcement of 35 new jobs.But this week as the company announced a new investment in the plant, helped with the Udaras grant, it said in a new press release that it had 198 employees – 27 less than it promised last year. Last night donegaldaily.com revealed that 52 part-time positions are being axed and replaced with 26 full-time posts.And we also revealed that although Minister McGinley said there would be 24 new jobs as a result of this week’s announcement, we have seen documents which show those positions will come about ONLY if the company develops new snacks which become commercially successful.The full report of last June’s jobs announcement is here https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/06/20/35-new-jobs-confirmed-for-gaoth-dobhair-snack-company/.Last night’s revelations are here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/02/23/the-truth-about-crisp-factory-26-people-are-losing-jobs-and-absolutely-no-guarantee-of-new-jobs-despite-massive-grant/ © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily REVEALED: JUST 8 NEW JOBS AT FACTORY – NINE MONTHS AFTER 35 NEW POSITIONS ANNOUNCED was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
Summer is here, it’s time to discover Oakfield Park, the secret jewel nestled in the heart of glorious Co. Donegal.If you are looking for somewhere to entertain the whole family for the day – then Oakfield Park is the perfect place for an adventure.Oakfield’s brand new Buffers tea room and restaurant is open every day for garden visitors serving a delicious selection of home baked goodies, light meals and beautiful salads. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee, tea, or a cool craft beer and wine and even a ice cream as you relax in this fabulous inspiring new space and enjoy the views, as the Donegal summer sunshine floods in from the gardens outside.Buffers has offerings for all dietary requirements and children’s choices are available.To see all of the lower gardens take a train trip on ‘Thomas’ train, on the narrow-gauge railway, which winds its way along 4km of track around the magnificent parkland. See the lakeside Castle Folly and travel through beautiful woodlands and willow tunnels, over a wooden causeway, past sparkling streams and lakes before returning to the station.After a walk through the woodland trail, visit the superb sculpture by Locky Morris, called ‘Longsleeper’. Made from 17 tons of oak railway sleepers, sitting on a spiral mound, it twists and turns itself into the sky.Take the children to see the magical Faery Tree and place a wish – who knows if it will be granted?In the more formal upper gardens a traditional walled garden and kitchen garden, beyond the parterre and the sweeping green lawns, is a treat for any green-fingered expert or aspiring chef.Gardens are open 11am to 6pm every day in June, July and August. The Steam Train will be running on the last Sunday of the month ‘Steam Sunday’.It’s no wonder why Oakfield Park is such a popular destination for group visits and school tours. Have a look at the Oakfield Park website or Facebook page for special family events that are coming up, such as the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Steam Sundays, Garden Tours and much more.Gardens are open 11 -6pm, 7 days a week during June, July and August.Trains run at regular intervals each day.For more info visit www.oakfieldpark.com or see the Oakfield Park Facebook page. You can get in touch by calling 074 9173068 or emailing email@example.com.Have you discovered the secret jewel in the heart of Donegal? was last modified: May 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Oakfield ParkRaphoesummer
Blackburn Rovers were relegated to League One on Sunday, becoming the first Premier League champions to fall into the third tier of the English football pyramid.It’s been a sad demise for a once great club, who thrived under the ownership of Jack Walker in the 1990s.The title win in 1995 was a campaign that will live long in the memory, as heroes including Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton, Colin Hendry, Tim Flowers and Tim Sherwood helped drive Kenny Dalglish’s Rovers to glory, pipping Manchester United to top spot.But what has happened to the rest of the teams from this Premier League season? Click the right arrow above to find out… 22 19. Crystal Palace were 19th in the Premier League in 1994/95 (relegated to the second tier) | Now – 16th in the Premier League – After dipping in and out of the top-flight, the Eagles are finally a regular Premier League fixture and seem set to go into their fifth consecutive campaign their best ever run in the top division. 22 22 22. Ipswich Town were 22nd in the Premier League in 1994/95 (relegated to the Championship) | Now – 16th in the Championship – Since their relegation in 1995 a season in which they ignominiously lost 9-0 to Man United the Tractor Boys have remained in the second tier for all but two seasons. They returned to the top-flight in 2000, when they finished fifth during a superb campaign, earning them a UEFA Cup spot, but were relegated the very next year and have remained in the second tier ever since. 14. West Ham United were 14th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – 12th in the Premier League – The Hammers returned to the top flight in 1993 and finished as high as fifth in 1999, but were relegated in 2003 just a year after finishing seventh. They returned two years later but were demoted again in 2011, bouncing back immediately, but have only managed two top ten finishes since then. 20. Norwich City were 20th in the Premier League in 1994/95 (relegated to the Championship) | Now – 16th in the Championship – Just two years after nearly winning the inaugural Premier League title, in 1995 Norwich were relegated. The Canaries have since drifted between the top two tiers of English football, while also spending one season in League One. Since the Premier League era began, they have experienced five relegations and four promotions. 1. In 1994/95 Blackburn Rovers were Premier League champions | Now they are 24th in the Championship (relegated to League One). Click right to see what’s happened to the other clubs from that season… – Just 22 years ago, Alan Shearer and Chris Suttons strike partnership led Rovers to title glory and now, under the disastrous ownership of Venkys since November 2010, they have become the first Premier League champion to fall into the third tier of English football. 22 7. Tottenham Hotspur were seventh in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Second in the Premier League – After years of mid-table mediocrity, Spurs have broken free of their shackles and now regularly challenge for a Champions League spot. This year they are likely to fall just short of winning the title, despite registering one of the best seasons in their league history, and will finish runners up for the first time in 54 years. 9. Wimbledon were ninth in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – No longer exist – The Dons were a big fixture in the top-flight during the 1990s but a decline at the end of the decade saw them relegated to the Championship in 2000. While in the second tier, the club were granted permission to relocate and rebrand themselves as Milton Keynes Dons. In their final season as Wimbledon, the club were relegated to League One, while in 2007 MK Dons renounced the right to Wimbledons history. A ‘phoenix club’, AFC Wimbledon, was founded in 2002 and have since risen from the ninth tier to the third, coming close this season to finishing above MK for the first time. 17. Manchester City were 17th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Fourth in the Premier League – City were relegated in 1996 and went down to the third tier in 1998, but made it back to the Premier League in 2000. Relegation in 2001 was followed by another promotion in 2002, and City settled into mid-table mediocrity before being bought in 2008 by oil-rich Abu Dhabi investors. Buoyed by a huge injection of wealth, City have gone on to enjoy the kind of domestic success they could only have dreamed of back in the ’90s, winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and two League Cups since 2011. 12. Arsenal were 12th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Sixth in the Premier League – The Gunners have enjoyed plenty of success since the nadir of the 94/95 season. That year, manager George Graham left the club under the cloud of a scandal involving secret transfer fee payments, while the Gunners slipped down the table. His successor, Bruce Rioch, lasted just one season, with Arsene Wenger taking charge in the autumn of 1996. Three title wins, including two league and FA Cup doubles, as well as a further four FA Cups followed, along with 20 consecutive Champions League campaigns. 5. Leeds United were fifth in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Seventh in the Championship – Champions in 1992, Leeds looked to be building towards further glory as the 1990s turned into the noughties, and even reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2001. But the club’s finances were in a state and led to a drop from the top-flight to the third tier by 2007. They returned to the Championship in 2010 and narrowly missed out on a play-off spot this year. 22 22 2. Manchester United were second in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Fifth in the Premier League – On the way to becoming the super power of English football in the Premier League era, the Red Devils narrowly missed out on the 1995 title to Blackburn (and lost the FA Cup final to Everton). They went onto huge success under Sir Alex Ferguson but are currently rebuilding under a third manager since the Scotsman left the club in 2013. If they fail to win the Premier League next season, it will be their longest period without the title since ending a 26-year drought in 1993. 8. Queens Park Rangers were eighth in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – 18th in the Championship – Since the start of the Premier League, the Super Hoops have been a yo-yo club, going down in 1996 and spending just three seasons in the top flight since. Rangers were relegated to the third tier in 2002, spending three seasons at that level, and are now consolidating in the Championship. 4. Liverpool were fourth in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Third in the Premier League – Its been an eventful 22 years for the Reds, winning the Champions League and a selection of cups, but a first title since 1990 has remained elusive. The Reds have finished as high as second on three occasions 2002, 2009 and 2014 and as low as eighth twice, mostly floating around the periphery of the title race. 22 6. Newcastle United were sixth in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Championship title winners (promoted to the Premier League) – The Magpies have had highs and lows in the last 22 years, with Kevin Keegans Entertainers coming close to title glory in 1996, and Champions League campaigns under Kenny Dalglish and Sir Bobby Robson, but recent years have seen them struggle. They were relegated to the Championship in 2009 and 2016, but this year bounced back in first place under Rafael Benitez. 22 22 22 22 22 22 11. Chelsea were 11th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – First in the Premier League – Not much has gone wrong since 1995 for the Blues, when they finished 11th for the third time in three season. By the late 1990s the Blues had picked up several cups and were on the fringes of the title race, but like Leeds they were in dire financial straits. Unlike Leeds, the London club were rescued by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003. He pumped the club full of cash and silverware followed with four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one Champions League, and one Europa League up to the start of this season. A double is now expected to follow. 10. Southampton were 10th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – 10th in the Premier League – No change for the Saints or so you might think. They actually dropped all down to the third tier in 2009, but stunned everyone with back-to-back promotions in 2011 and 2012 to return to the top-flight. Since then they have been impressive considering they have lost a host of their top talents and even made it into the Europa League following a sixth place finish in 2016. 22 22 21. Leicester City were 21st in the Premier League in 1994/95 (relegated to the Championship) | Now – Ninth in the Premier League – The Foxes bounced back immediately from this relegation, and spent six consecutive seasons in the Premier League winning two League Cups before spending 10 campaigns in the Championship and League One. What happened next? Well, they won promotion back to the top-flight in 2014, avoided relegation in impressive circumstances and then went and won the Premier League title. Not bad at all! 16. Coventry City were 16th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – 23rd in League One (relegated to League Two) – The Sky Blues never troubled the top half of the table during their Premier League stay and were eventually relegated in 2001, and they have been in decline ever since. They dropped into League One in 2012 and next season return to the fourth tier of the Football League for the first time since 1959. 3. Nottingham Forest were third in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – 21st in the Championship – The Tricky Trees finished an amazing third in their first season back in the top-flight, but from here a decline set in, leading to top flight relegation in 1999. Forest struggled in the second tier before being relegated to League One in 2005. They returned to the second tier in 2008, but have barely challenged for promotion and almost went down again this season. 22 18. Aston Villa were 18th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – 13th in the Championship – For the majority of the Premier League era, the Villans found themselves in the top-half, if not challenging for the top four. But after Martin ONeill left in 2010, the club dropped down the table and were relegated to the Championship last season. 22 22 22 22 13. Sheffield Wednesday were 13th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Fourth in the Championship (taking part in the play-offs) – The Owls were a solid top flight team in the 1990s, and remained in the Premier League until 2000, but by 2003 were in League One. The club bounced back to the second tier in 2005, but returned to League One in 2010 for two years. Wednesday are poised to make their second consecutive play-off appearance, after reaching the final last year. 22 15. Everton were 15th in the Premier League in 1994/95 | Now – Seventh in the Premier League – Despite winning the FA Cup in 1995, the Toffees escaped relegation on the last day of the season twice in the 1990s, and it wasn’t until David Moyes took charge of the club that they steadied the ship and managed to finish in the top four in 2005. In the past decade Everton have usually finished fifth, sixth or seventh, but after placing 11th in the past two seasons, will finish seventh this year under Ronald Koeman. 22
targets REVEALED 3 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 Alderweireld could be on his way to Old Trafford 3 Here are all the latest transfer rumours from Sunday’s newspapers and online.Paul Pogba’s agent is expected to tell Manchester United he can broker a £100m deal with Barcelona for the France midfielder. (Star on Sunday)Manchester United’s move for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina has collapsed due to an argument over agent’s fees. (Sun on Sunday)However, the Red Devils are close to a £60m deal to sign Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld. (Sunday Mirror) Inter will also make an attempt to sign World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric from Real Madrid for £35.6m. (Il Giornale)Fulham have made contact with Real Madrid over the possibility of signing 20-year-old French left-back Theo Hernandez on a season-long loan. (Mail on Sunday)AC Milan are preparing a whopping £106.9m bid for highly-rated Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savioc. (La Stampa)Jose Mourinho could become the next Portugal manager if he leaves Man United this season. (Sunday Mirror) Man United boss Jose Mourinho is lining up a deadline day move for Leicester’s Harry Maguire, who would reportedly cost £80m – a potential world record fee for a defender. (Sunday Express)Chelsea will hold talks with Eden Hazard on Monday and offer the Belgian a £300,000-a-week contract to prevent him from going to Real Madrid. (Sunday Times)And Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly lining up a £35m move for 27-year-old Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. (Sunday Express) Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Inter Milan failed in their attempts to sign Dembele LATEST TRANSFER NEWS moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets RANKED Chelsea are interested in Ramsey Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Man United will offer Anthony Martial in exchange for Chelsea forward Willian, with both players valued at £75m. (Sunday Mirror)Borussia Dortmund are refusing to sell 19-year-old Christian Pulisic to Chelsea. (Mail on Sunday)Leicester are close to signing Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal from Monaco. The 26-year-old is being lined up as a replacement for his compatriot Riyad Mahrez. (ESPN)Tottenham midfielder Mousa Demeble has rejected a move to Inter Milan. (Sun on Sunday)