Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea? Paul Merson predicts who will win Premier League title next season

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea? Paul Merson predicts who will win Premier League title next season Arsenal legend Paul Merson has predicted who will win the Premier League next season (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has predicted who will win the Premier League title next season, with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United hoping to catch dominant champions Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp’s side have dominated English football this term, winning 31 of their 37 Premier League fixtures to date to storm 18 points clear at the top of the table and secure their first domestic title for 30 years.Manchester City, who were bidding to win a third successive title, will be looking to respond with a stronger challenge next season, while the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea now appear better-placed to compete with Liverpool.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited have still not lost in the Premier League since Bruno Fernandes joined the club in January, while Chelsea are enjoying an impressive season under new manager Frank Lampard are are set to welcome new signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to the club.ADVERTISEMENTBut despite the strength of Manchester City and the progress of United and Chelsea, Merson expects Liverpool to defend the title next season.The Arsenal legend told StarSport: ‘I would be surprised if they [Liverpool] didn’t go on and do it again next season. Liverpool fans party into the night at AnfieldTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenLiverpool fans party into the night at Anfieldhttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-fans-party-night-anfield-2215744/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Manchester City are a brilliant team, make no mistake and they can blow anyone away on their day.‘But Liverpool are more consistent. They can win games when they are not playing well and City haven’t been able to do that because their defence hasn’t been as good.’Merson added: ‘It’s shame Liverpool had to lift the Premier League trophy in front of an empty stadium at Anfield.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I can remember the last time Liverpool won the title in 1990, because I was in the Arsenal side that did the same thing the following season.‘Back then you knew if you finished above Liverpool then you’d basically be champions. They were so dominant at that time.‘But I think their fans will definitely get the chance to celebrate a Premier League trophy presentation inside Anfield in the future, because this won’t be the last time Liverpool win the title.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Premier League final day TV schedule, fixtures, channels and streamsMORE: Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool transfer target Thiago Alcantara Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Jul 2020 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Ex-boss of one of the country’s biggest home builders sells up

first_imgThis house at 21 Nindethana St, Indooroopilly, has sold. Picture supplied.A FORMER executive of one of the country’s most famous home builders has made a tidy profit selling his family home in an exclusive Brisbane suburb.Mark Henesey-Smith and his wife, Vivien, have sold their four-bedroom, two-bathroom Tuscan-inspired house on 547 sqm in Nindethana Street for $1.66 million. Former AVJennings executive general manager Qld/SA/NZ Mark Henesey-Smith.The two-level house was built in 1999 and is nestled between two golf courses.It’s also just down the road from St Peter’s Lutheran College and close to the University of Queensland. This house at 21 Nindethana St, Indooroopilly. Picture supplied.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The offmarket deal was negotiated by Alex Jordan of McGrath Paddington.Records show the Henesey-Smiths bought the property for $750,000 in 2003. Seaside retreat beats old money Ascot Why homeowners are better off Bank red flags 30 suburbs to make buying harder last_img read more

WEDA Pacific Chapter Meeting – 1st Call for Abstracts

first_imgThe Board of the Pacific Chapter of WEDA has invited interested parties to submit an abstract for a technical presentation at their Fall 2018 conference in Honolulu, HI. The conference will take place in Waikiki, from October 23, through October 25, 2018.New to the 2018 conference is an additional half day of conference proceedings to provide attendees more presentation time slots. In addition, the conference will be held Tuesday through Thursday instead of following their regular Wednesday through Friday schedule, WEDA said.According to the official announcement, “presentations on all aspects of dredging and disposal, navigation structures, environmental restoration, and related topics are welcome and presentations specifically relevant to West Coast issues or projects are encouraged.”The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, June 1, 2018.[mappress mapid=”24972″]last_img read more

Polarcus wins 3D seismic survey work offshore West Africa

first_imgMarine seismic player Polarcus has been awarded a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.Polarcus Adira; Source: PolarcusPolarcus said on Monday that the project would begin in the first quarter of 2019.The seismic player added that the 3D seismic work off West Africa would last around six weeks. The company has not revealed any other details on the client nor the value of the deal.Also, Polarcus did not disclose which vessel would be working on the project but it accompanied the announcement of the deal on social media with an image of the Polarcus Adira vessel.The last time Polarcus was awarded a seismic acquisition project in West Africa was in December 2018. At the time, the company was awarded a two-month XArray marine seismic deal.It is worth reminding that Polarcus won a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore Mexico last week. The project in Mexico will begin in the second quarter of 2019 and last for 45 days.last_img read more

Sports awards on tomorrow night.

first_img Tweet NewsSports Sports awards on tomorrow night. by: – April 26, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 24 Views   no discussions Share Several Sports personalities and sports organizations that excelled in 2010 are expected to be awarded tonight, when the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports hold its annual award ceremony.The Nominees will be vying for awards in several categories including Sports Woman of the Year, Club of the Year, Sports Reporters of the Year and Coach of the year.Other categories include Association of the Year, Sports Commentator of the Year, Groundsman of the Year, Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, Best Sporting Village for 2010, Sports Committee of the year, Female Youth Athlete of the Year, School of the Year in Sports, Physically challenged Athlete of the Year and Sports Teacher of the Year.The event will commence from 7pm at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Police: Indy Couple Used Fake Money In Greensburg

first_imgWare was booked into the Decatur County Jail after allegedly passing counterfeit money.GREENSBURG, Ind. – An Indianapolis couple is accused of passing fake $100 bills at businesses around Greensburg.Brian Keith Quarles Jr., 32, and Taylor Jo Nee Ware, 19, allegedly attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at Greensburg Shoe Show on Friday, Oct. 3, the Greensburg Daily News reports.Investigators say the couple also attempted to pass a fake $100 bill at Bath and Body Works in Greensburg and bought a sandwich and drink at Greensburg’s Jimmy John’s with the counterfeit money.The suspects were arrested after a Greensburg Shoe Show employee called police. Authorities say they discovered an additional 14 fake $100 bills on Ware at the Decatur County Jail.The pair is charged with two counts of felony counterfeiting, a charge that can lead to a two-year prison sentence and $10,000 fine if convicted.Both suspects bonded out of jail and have scheduled court appearances this week at Decatur County Superior Court.last_img read more

Mroczkowski edges Van Straten for Outagamie checkers

first_imgBy Edward Anschutz  Tyler Wendt raced from the outside pole to the lead on the opening lap. Mroczkowski came to call just past the midway point to take the lead away from Wendt down low. The duo traded the lead over the next few laps with Mroczkowski racing back to the top spot on lap 15. Aaron Butterbrodt led all 20 laps on his way to his first Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature of the season. Evan Staeck chased Butterbrodt all the way to the checkers to earn a solid second place. Mroczkowski moved to the upper groove, which allowed Logan Leary and Van Straten to race three-wide under the leader. As the checkers flew it was a two-horse race of Van Straten and Mrocz­kowski racing to the finish line as the pair came across the stripe in a visual dead heat. Tran­sponder scoring gave the victory to Mroczkowski by a mere .049 seconds. Wendt had his best run of the year to place third. On the final lap Whitman, threw a slider coming into turn one to take the lead. Parker made the crossover back under Whitman to regain the top, holding it all the way to the checkers.  Whitman had to settle for second at the pay window while Josh Long was third.center_img In IMCA Modified action it was Chase Parker taking command of the race early on as point leader Johnny Whitman raced to the runner-up position with a handful of laps remaining. Whitman raced to the back bumper of the leader. Matt Brehmer was once again victorious in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. SEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 21) – Josh Mroczkowski took the lead with five laps remaining and went on to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature by inches over Travis Van Straten at Outagamie Speedway Friday night.last_img read more

Twisters Blank Cougars On The Diamond

first_imgOA vs. Greenwood Christian Academy, 4/16/19 (game moved to Liberty Park in Batesville due to poor field conditions at Greenwood Christian)GC          000 000 0             0   4   2OA          121 220 x             8   13 2For OA:Adam Huber 1-4, bb, double, runAndrew Oesterling 3-4, 2 runs, sac fly rbiNick Hoff  runRace Carle 2-4, 2 run home run, 3 rbiMatt Sedler 2-4, run, rbi, sbRiley Schebler 0-2, 2 bb, run, sbMichael Hoff 3-4, double, rbiPros Moorman runPatrick Thompson 0-2, 2 bbJordan Stenger 2-4, rbiAndrew Oesterling 7 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, 12 k, 0 bb     WinVarsity record: 5-5Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img

The Latest: Serena Williams wins 1st-round match at US Open

first_imgThe Latest: Serena Williams wins 1st-round match at US Open Andy Murray saved a match point and put together his 10th career comeback from two sets down to win his first Grand Slam contest in nearly 20 months.The 2012 U.S. Open champion, still working his way back from a pair of operations on his right hip, overcame 13 double-faults and a big deficit to beat Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in 4 hours, 39 minutes.Murray is a former No. 1-ranked player whose resume also includes two Wimbledon championships and two Olympic singles gold medals. The 33-year-old had hip surgery in January 2018, then again in January 2019, shortly after a first-round loss at the Australian Open. He figured he would need to retire from tennis.But Murray eventually returned to the tour last season. A pelvic problem — combined with the sport’s coronavirus-caused hiatus — kept him off the tour from last November until August. The first day of the tournament didn’t have any notable upsets. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka both advanced in night matches.The weather is favorable, with a forecast of partly cloudy skies and temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius).___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Suarez Navarro has been ranked as high as N. 6 and is currently No. 71. She is a seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, including at the U.S. Open in 2013 and 2018.___3 p.m.Sumit Nagal became the first Indian man to win a match at the U.S. Open in seven years.The 23-year-old resident of New Delhi beat Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Nagal came in ranked No. 124 in the world. September 1, 2020 Serena Williams began her latest attempt to win a 24th Grand Slam singles trophy by beating Kristie Ahn in the first round at the U.S. Open.The two Americans split the first 10 games before Williams pulled away to win 7-5, 6-3. The victory was her 102nd at the tournament, breaking the tie she held with Chris Evert for the most by a woman in the Open era.Williams hit 13 aces and lost only six points on her first serve. Williams, who turns 39 this month, has won the tournament six times and has been runner-up each of the past two years. She’s seeded No. 3 and hoping to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.___ 11 a.m.The second day of the U.S. Open is underway at Flushing Meadows with the Williams sisters ready to play and Andy Murray taking a big step in his comeback from hip surgery.Serena Williams is scheduled to play during the day and Venus at night, looking to add to their combined eight titles at the U.S. Open. Serena has won the championship six times but has been runner-up each of the last two years in New York.Murray is playing his first Grand Slam event since the 2019 Australian Open, before hip problems forced him to have surgery and start a long comeback.Murray faces Yoshihito Nishioka in Arthur Ashe Stadium, followed by Serena Williams against Kristie Ahn. 6:40 p.m.Wild card J.J. Wolf pulled off an upset at the U.S. Open, beating 29th-seeded Guido Pella 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.The 21-year-old Wolf is in the main draw for the first time. Pella reached the third round of the U.S. Open in 2018 and the third round of the Australian Open earlier this year.___5 p.m. ___2:10 p.m.Sam Querrey was knocked out of the first round of the U.S. Open by a player who missed more than two years because of a hip injury.Andrey Kuznetsov beat Querrey 6-4, 7-5 (6), 6-2 to complete the long comeback, getting his first tour-level win since 2017. The Russian returned to play last month at a Prague Challenger event and lost his only match after a two-year, seven-month layoff because of the hip. Kuznetsov was ranked No. 39 in 2016 before the hip problems sidetracked his career. He’s the first unranked player to win a Grand Slam match since Nicolas Kiefer at Wimbledon in 2007. Associated Press Former top-10 player Carla Suarez Navarro has announced that she will need six months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma.Suarez Navarro pulled out of the U.S. Open last month.In a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the Spaniard she was diagnosed recently.“I’m fine and calm at the moment and willing to face whatever comes,” Suarez Navarro said.She turns 32 on Thursday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___7:10 p.m. ___1 p.m.Californian Ernesto Escobedo has moved into the men’s singles bracket at the U.S. Open, filling the spot that opened when Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus shortly before the start of the tournament.Spain’s Marcel Granollers was first in line to fill Paire’s spot, but he declined in order to focus on doubles. Escobedo then moved in and will face Kamil Majchrzak on Tuesday.___ Murray faced a match point Tuesday while down 6-5 in the fourth set, but he saved it with a 127 mph service winner.___3:45 p.m.Two seeded men at the U.S. Open — No. 2 Dominic Thiem and No. 32 Adrian Mannarino — have been fined because someone in their entourage violated the tournament’s COVID-19 protocols.Mannarino was docked $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Thiem was fined $1,500. Mannarino has acknowledged he is part of a group of players who were in contact with Benoit Paire, the only U.S. Open entrant to test positive for the coronavirus so far. That group was placed under additional restrictions in case they might have been exposed to the virus by Paire.The U.S. Tennis Association specified that Thiem’s entourage violated the rule requiring universal masking. There was no explanation of what exactly Mannarino’s entourage did wrong.The only two fines for female players announced so far were $3,000 each for Paula Badosa and Arantxa Rus for getting coaching help, which is not allowed at Grand Slam tournaments.___3:20 p.m.last_img read more

Kohli, Ishant put rampant India on verge of series sweep

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyKOLKATA, India (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli embellished the pink-ball test with a sparkling century before his quick bowlers reduced Bangladesh to 152-6 in their second innings as the hosts closed in on a 2-0 series sweep on day two of the second and final Test yesterday.After India declared their first innings on 347-9 in their maiden day-night Test, Bangladesh risked losing the match inside two days after slumping spectacularly to 14-4 in the seventh over.But Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, who made 39 before a hamstring injury forced him to retire hurt, batted resolutely to force a third day at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.Bangladesh, dismissed for 106 in the first innings, still trail their hosts by 89 runs.Ishant Sharma, who claimed 5-22 in the first innings, was the wrecker-in-chief in the second as well, returning 4-39 with an impeccable display of seam bowling.Mushfiqur will resume on 59 today, hoping to continue the fight though India look set to seal their 12th consecutive home series victory.India’s top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was not surprised how his pace bowling teammates continued to torment Bangladesh.“Our aim was very simple – to bowl to them in the right areas and try and make them play as many balls as possible,” said Pujara.“We know the ball was going to swing and it was important to control the swing and be accurate with our line and length.”Earlier, Kohli smashed a magnificent 136 and added 99 runs with Ajinkya Rahane who fell for a fluent 51.The India captain cover-drove Ebadot Hossain to reach 99 and, with the crowd chanting his name, took two off spinner Taijul Islam to bring up his 27th Test century, and 20th as captain.He removed his helmet to soak up the applause, then continued the celebrations shortly afterwards by hitting Abu Jayed for four consecutive boundaries.Ebadot dismissed Kohli when Taijul moved from deep square leg and hurled himself into the air to take a stunning catch.Kohli hit 18 fours in his 194-ball vigil, outlasting the entire Bangladesh team who had folded in 30.3 overs in their first innings.Armed with the heavily-lacquered ball, Ishant then mowed down the top order to put Bangladesh on the mat.His second-innings victims included Mominul Haque, who made a nightmarish debut as Bangladesh’s Test captain, being dismissed for a duck in both innings.Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah, however, refused to throw in the towel, displaying stomach for the fight that was lacking among their teammates.“We’re still 90-odd runs behind, tomorrow we’ll try to avoid an innings defeat and make them bat again,” Bangladesh quick Al-Amin Hossain said.Bangladesh have had to call two concussion substitutes after Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan sustained nasty blows to the helmet in the first innings.BANGLADESH 1st innings 106INDIA 1st innings o/n 174 for 3Mayank Agarwal c Mehidy Hasan b Al-Amin Hossain 14Rohit Sharma lbw Ebadat Hossain 21Cheteshwar Pujara c Shadman Islam b Ebadat Hossain 55Virat Kohli c Taijul Islam b Ebadat Hossain 136Ajinkya Rahane c Ebadat Hossain b Taijul Islam 51Ravindra Jadeja b Abu Jayed 12Wriddhiman Saha not out 17Ravichandran Ashwin lbw Al-Amin Hossain 9Umesh Yadav c Shadman Islam b Abu Jayed 0Ishant Sharma lbw Al-Amin Hossain 0Mohammed Shami not out 10Extras: (b-12, lb-2, w-8) 22Total: (nine wkts decl., 89.4 overs) 347Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-43, 3-137, 4-236, 5-289, 6-308, 7-329, 8-330, 9-331.Bowling: Al-Amin Hossain 22.4-3-85-3 (w-1), Abu Jayed 21-6-77-2, Ebadat Hossain 21-3-91-3 (w-3), Taijul Islam 25-2-80-1.BANGLADESH 2nd inningsShadman Islam lbw Ishant Sharma 0Imrul Kayes c Virat Kohli b Ishant Sharma 5Mominul Haque c Wriddhiman Saha b Ishant Sharma 0Mohammad Mithun c Mohammed Shami b Umesh Yadav 6Mushfiqur Rahim not out 59Mahmudullah, retired hurt 39Mehidy Hasan c Virat Kohli b Ishant Sharma 15Taijul Islam c Ajinkya Rahane b Umesh Yadav 10Extras: (b-8, lb-5, w-5) 18Total: (six wkts, 32.3 overs) 152Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-2, 3-9, 4-13, 5-133, 6-152.Bowling: Inshant Sharma 9-1-39- 4, Umesh Yadav 10.3-0-40-2, Mohammed Shami 8-0-42-0 (w-1), Ravichandran Ashwin 5-0-18-0.last_img read more