May 27, 2020
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first_img Nabil Bentaleb [right] in action for Tottenham Nabil Bentaleb has handed Tottenham a boost by revealing he is ready to sign a new long-term contract.Bentaleb has been one of the star performers under Mauricio Pochettino this season having become a regular at the heart of the Spurs midfield.The Algeria international is under contract with the north London club until 2018 but they are keen to tie him down on an improved deal and fend off any interest from the top clubs in Italy.Juventus, Napoli, Roma and Lazio have all been following his progress and could make their move to sign the 20-year-old at the end of the season.But Bentaleb insists he is happy to stay at Tottenham and continue working with Pochettino.When asked if he wants to sign a new deal, Bentaleb said: “Of course. I like the club, I like the style of the coaches. I feel very good here and hopefully we will do this.“Before the end of the season? Yes, why not. We will speak to the people concerned with it. I am really happy here and people are happy with me. I have played many games this season and I’m trying to improve every year.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgFULL-TIME: Donegal 0-12 Tyrone 0-10 – Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan made an incredible last-gasp save to put his side into the Ulster Championship final.Donegal looked like they were easing their way to victory but Tyrone’s Martin Penrose had other ideas as he closed down on goal into injury time.However an outstretched foot from the Four Masters man saved Donegal from a replay. It was no more than Jim McGuinness’ side deserved as they buckled down against a determined Tyrone side who battled for everything.Played before 17,031 fans, Donegal soaked up the pressure and a strong breeze from the first half and gradually got on top in the second half.Their controlled second half display showed that this panel are learning and didn’t press the self-destruct button.Tyrone will be one of the toughest tests Donegal will have all year and it will be one McGuinness and Rory Gallagher will have learned a lot from. Donegal won the toss and decided to play against the strong wind in the first half.After just two minutes Donegal were dealt a major blow when Neil Magee through injury and he was replaced by David Walsh.Donegal settled and Mark McHugh scored a wonderful opening point after just three minutes.Tyrone leveled things on five minutes with a successful long range free from Joe McMahon.Veteran Stephen O’Neill added another a minute late to put Tyrone in front. Michael Murphy got his first chance from a free after eight minutes and didn’t fluff his lines.At this stage Tyrone looked sharp and were playing Donegal at their own game by putting them under pressure in possession.Tyrone went 0-3 to 0-2 when Donnelly closed down on goal but opted for a point.Joe McMahon had a golden chance for a goal for Tyrone but Paul Durcan puled off a fine stop after 16 minutes. At this stage Tyrone looked the more settled and were finding answers to break through Donegal’s blanket defence.McBrearty leveled things again for Donegal with a fine point after he was fed by Neil Gallagher.After missing a couple of possible chances, Conor Clarke scored a fine point to put Tyrone ahead again on 25 minutes.Letterkenny’s Rory Kavanagh missed a chance a minute later to level the scores when he pulled his shot wide.Donegal got a free and Murphy took Donegal’s first score since the 18th minute in the 29th minute to make it 0-4 to 0-4.Tyrone were bringing the ball out of defence well and Donegal were unable to get the tackle in early.Sean O’Neill put Tyrone in front again but Ryan Bradley won a free and Colm McFadden registered his first point as the half-time whistle drew close.Penrose scored a fine point to put Tyrone’s noses in front two minutes into injury time.Joe McMahon gave Tyrone a two point cushion when he scored form a long range free a minute into the restart.However a fine reply from Kavanagh leveled the score before Tyrone pressed ahead gain.The game was beginning to come to life and a high ball into Colm McFadden who was fouled.The Creeslough man converted the resulting free himself to draw the sides level again.McFadden drew a number of tackles before the ball found its way to Ryan Bradley and the Buncrana powerhouse put Donegal in front 0-9 to 0-8.Both sides were fouling heavily as the game of cat and mouse continued.Martin McIlhinney and Martin O’Reilly came on for Neil Gallagher and David Walsh as McGuinness sought to give his team an advantage in the 54th minute.Stephen O’Neill blazed a close-range effort for Tyrone a couple of minutes later.Michael Murphy was fouled and managed to shake off his injury to put the ball over the bar to give Donegal a two point advantage in the 60th minute.Harte immediately brought in Brian McGuigan to salvage the game but could only watch as a poor kick-out form McConnell was picked up by Lacey to give Donegal a three point lead.The light-bulb seemed to go on for Donegal as a steady build-up was finished when McFadden scored a route one point to make it 0-12 to 0-8 for Donegal.Mickey Harte threw on another couple of subs including Niall McKenna in a bid to put scores on the board.Donegal wore the clock down but there was an unfortunate end when McFadden was shown the line after an altercation off the ball.Derry managed another point and Tyrone almost got through on good but Frank McGlynn managed to pull the ball away to safety.Tyrone came again and Penrose looked like he had snatched a draw for Tyrone only for Durcan to pull off a terrific save.It was the momentum and graft of Donegal which got them enough scores on the board in the second half which hauled them across the line.DURCAN KEEPS DONEGAL’S ULSTER DREAMS IN SAFE HANDS was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 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)Tags:donegalTyronelast_img read more

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first_imgA former Irish soldier and his co-accused, due to stand trial accused of being dissident republican gunmen, claim an alleged murder bid on a trainee police officer was “a prank”.The 28-year-old ex-soldier – Gerard James McManus, from Fernhill in Letterkenny – and 35-year-old Kevin Barry Nolan, from Main Street in Blacklion, deny attempted murder. They were detained by undercover police, during a shooting incident in the border town of Garrison in Co Fermanagh on 21 November 2009.Both are also charged with possession of a gun with intent to endanger life, while McManus also faces a further charge of using a gun to resist arrest.But the pair say they only meant to scare the young policeman and that they were put up to “the prank” by a police agent.Both men were set for trial on Tuesday, after a preliminary hearing at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court came to an unexpected end.It had been thought the hearing would last until Friday of this week – but only one witness, a detective constable, gave evidence before the proceedings became embroiled in a legal argument over what questions defence lawyers could ask.After an adjournment, Nolan’s barrister Mark Reel said he no longer required any other witnesses to give evidence in the case – a position adopted by McManus’ solicitor.Mr Reel told District Judge Mervyn Bates that, given his ruling, the defence were prevented from probing the nature of the operation that led to the arrest of the accused, the issue of any cross-border involvement, or that of the involvement of any informer.The defence then couldn’t ask any witness “to address the issue of entrapment”, he said.Prosecution lawyer David Russell successfully applied for the two men to be returned for trial, on the grounds that the evidence of all other witnesses on the papers amounted to a prima facie case against them.The judge, who remanded both men back into custody – after granting them each legal aid certificates for two counsel – returned them for trial to Belfast Crown Court. A date has yet to be fixed.This was the fourth such preliminary hearing into the case, to determine if the accused should be sent for trial before a Diplock Judge sitting alone without a jury.At an earlier hearing, the court heard that McManus and Nolan were allegedly spotted in a Vauxhall Astra approaching the student officer’s home.McManus, wearing a balaclava, allegedly went to the front door while Nolan remained in the front passenger seat of the Astra before police moved in.It was put to the court that McManus escaped and ran down the side of the house, firing off a shot, but that Nolan was apprehended in the Astra – sitting on a magazine loaded with 16 rounds for a Glock pistol.McManus was apprehended at 8am the next day in a garden shed, but – while a mask and gloves were found in the shed – no gun was recovered.During interviews, both men maintained they had no intention of harming the student police officer.McManus told detectives: “There was no way I was going to shoot him … I was going to fire a couple of shots in the air … to scare him, wanted to terrify him like.”In his interviews, Nolan – whose alleged role was to give McManus directions – claimed that as far as he was concerned: “No harm was going to be caused”, and that firing the gun was to “put the frighteners on him”.Lawyers for the men told the court at the earlier hearing that their clients had been “entrapped” by a person known to the authorities both in the Six Counties and the Republic and it was he who had “coerced, cajoled” them into getting involved.LETTERKENNY MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ON PSNI MURDER BID was last modified: August 24th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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