Shearer gives promising Abraham verdict despite ‘difficult Chelsea role’

first_imgChelsea star Tammy Abraham has been praised by the Premier League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer after his strong start to the season.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their KidsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Abraham has hit the ground running, notching 13 league goals for Frank Lampard’s men.And Shearer admits the youngster has impressed him in recent months.“I’m a big fan of Tammy Abraham. He’s playing a difficult role given his experience,” he told BBC 5 Live.“He’s got a very good touch, technique, good at bringing people into the game. He’ll be delighted with the return in terms of number of goals.“He’s only going to get better.”Chelsea are on course to battle for a top four spot this season, which Lampard was tasked with achieving upon his arrival this summer.And Shearer has also been impressed with the former midfielder since he took the job.“Chelsea are still on target for what they want to achieve. Frank Lampard is doing a fantastic job,” he added.Alan Shearer gives promising Tammy Abraham verdict despite ‘difficult Chelsea role’ https://t.co/sVqmMPlu5b pic.twitter.com/aqnhmxWj7a— Chelsea FC News (@ChelseaNews2019) January 1, 2020Read Also:Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh nets stunning equalizer against Blues“With the number of youngsters and inexperience in that Chelsea side, you are always going to get inconsistencies, because that’s what happens when you have so many inexperienced players in your team.“But I think they’re pretty much on track.“When Frank took on that job, he knew the circumstances, but overall he is doing a very, very good job.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Blues couldn’t sign any new players over the summer due to a transfer ban, meaning the 22-year-old has led the line so far this season. Loading… last_img read more

Basketball fan seeks Pink Boots

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Chris Kent is a madman – or a hopeless romantic.On the one hand, the Syracuse men’s basketball fan obsesses over a woman he talked to, off-handedly, twice. He’s 43. She’s … maybe 20? He doesn’t even know her name. All he knows is she wore pink boots the only time he saw her.Then again, his feelings are visceral. He’s considering driving over from Rochester to the Syracuse campus, hoping he runs into the girl of his dreams. He just wants to talk to her, find out her name. He hesitates calling this a crush. He’s not one for karma, but there’s something profound about this.‘I’ve been married,’ Kent says,’ and I never felt this way about my wife.’Chris Kent is something all right. He’s a Rochester-native divorcee with children. He attended the Syracuse-Providence game on Feb. 26, Senior Day, and sat next to a woman. For over a week after the game, he placed an ad in this paper requesting that the pink-booted vixen get in touch with him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo far, he’s gotten no responses.So which is it? Is Kent the most romantic man in Upstate New York? Or is he the biggest creep since TLC released their single?Even he doesn’t know.It probably depends on the outcome. Pink Boots and Kent could reunite and fall deeply in love. Or, after reading this, she could enter the Witness Protection Program.‘I hope you don’t think I’m some kind of weirdo,’ Kent says. ‘I’m certain there are (people who think that). … Some people could read this and think, ‘This guy could be a whacko.’ But this is really out of character for me. I’m really a shy, reserved kind of guy.’So reserved, he withheld talking to the woman of his desire. Since Kent ruminates through that fateful day endlessly, let’s run through it, too, Feb. 26.At 9 a.m., a languid Kent shuddered into consciousness as his telephone rang. His brother asked him if he’d like to go to the Syracuse-Providence game, scheduled for later that day.Longing to attend a game this season, Kent agreed. Considering traffic and the noon start, the brothers arrived just as the crowd ended its opening-game clap.As he shuffled into his seat, he passed by a nubile darling.‘Immediately, I felt something,’ he says.He would be sitting next to this lovely lady all game.Twice in the course of their ensuing venture did the two interact. Kent, an inspired fan, jumped from his seat at one emotional moment, fortuitously knocking his keys against the lady.He apologized. She smiled forgivingly. His first interaction with Pink Boots ended.As the game dragged on, he dared himself to speak to her. Through his mind raced potential inquiries. What’s your major? Do you come to many games?‘There was some eye contact,’ Kent says, ‘but not much. I don’t know. I don’t know if she’s interested or not.’Instead, the reticent elder withheld, figuring these feelings would pass once the game ended and his life resumed.Soon, the game did end. As Pink Boots started exiting, her escape was blocked by other slow-moving fans clogging the aisle. Kent noticed an opportunity.Stepping onto the bleachers, he spoke.‘Here you go,’ he said, directing the woman to the other side, where an easier escape path presented itself.Within seconds, she left. His feelings lingered.Even today, Kent’s passion runs deep. In the ensuing 25 days, Kent’s life has been consumed by reuniting with Pink Boots. He considered his options. He tried rationalizing this silly crush out of his head. He tried to reason with himself.His youngest son, with him at the game, told Kent they were on the Jumbotron. So Kent devoted his time to tracking down a video. His search ended in vain.Clearly, though, forgetting this woman wasn’t an option.As Pink Boots continued running through his mind, Kent consulted companions across a broad age range. They all suggested he pursue it, considering he felt so strongly.Soon after, he devised the idea of placing his ad.Still without a response, he is considering coming back to SU soon. (He’s off work Thursday), hanging around Marshall Street and praying she passes him.‘I’d definitely recognize her,’ Kent says. ‘If I never see her again, I’ll carry around that image in my head for the rest of my life.’And if Kent runs into her?‘I think I would probably stammer out a hello,’ he says, ‘and ask her if she remembered me. And ask if I could talk to her. I don’t know. I guess I’d have to read her reaction.‘I’m willing to risk looking foolish, which isn’t something I’m usually willing to do, to find out what her name is. That’s my biggest query right now.So Pink Boots, if you’re out there, Chris Kent wants you to know something.‘Please help,’ he says. ‘Don’t be shy. I’m not a weirdo.’Scott Lieber is a junior magazine major. E-mail him at smlieber@syr.edu. Published on March 21, 2005 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Touchline with George Addo: Holiday special on Liverpool and Hearts of Oak

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was close to landing the Premier League  last year this time, Fast forward 12 months and  FA Cup semi-final defeat by Aston Villa means Rodgers has become the first Anfield boss since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three seasons in charge. So why have  things gone so poorly after such a spirited challenge for the title last season and more importantly, why Rodgers  should go at a cost of  10 million pounds? Watch JOY Sports’ Benedict Owusu and pundit Selwyn Sackey touch on the issue. Plus, big games to expect this weekend from across the globe, including Hearts of Oak’s CAF Confederation Cup tie with Djoliba.It’s  George Addo’s fast paced video podcast – TOUCHLINE! WATCHlast_img read more

Sharks’ Micheal Haley taken to locker room after taking puck to the ankle against Golden Knights

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks might need to find a replacement for Micheal Haley going forward.The ninth-year center deflected a Shea Theodore slap shot off his left ankle and went down immediately. He needed to be helped off the ice and into the locker room and was clearly unable to put any weight on his left foot.  Here’s the shot Michael Haley blocked with his left ankle. Instantly left the ice and went into #SJSharks room without putting weight on it. pic.twitter.com/5A0OJ82FSf— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) April 15, 2019Haley posted six points (two goals, four assists) in 43 games this season. He joined the Sharks on Feb. 20 when San Jose picked him off waivers from Florida.last_img read more