first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Former Chelsea youth chief Michael Emenalo has revealed that one of their former managers urged Roman Abramovich to scrap the club’s academy.Emenalo, who spent a decade in various roles at Stamford Bridge before leaving in 2017, took responsibility for developing the club’s young players under bosses including Jose Mourinho, Andre Villas-Boas and Antonio Conte.He told the Telegraph: “I defended the academy when there was pressure and doubt and pessimism.“There was a time when there was a clamour to do more and a manager came in to make a presentation to say the academy was not necessary. The argument was it takes too long, we don’t have time, we should use it to make some money here and there, and that the owner should stop pumping money into it because it seemed like a waste.“But that wasn’t my idea and I had to fight against it. This is where I am very, very proud of the owner Roman Abramovich because of the trust he had in me and the willingness to listen to me and give the academy time. He would not abandon it. He believed in it and in me, and I can’t thank him enough for that.”Tags: ChelseaMicharl Emenalolast_img read more

first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Share Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 tweet Swedish gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has called for a new partner to help deliver a number of verification services on operators applying for licences across the newly regulated market. The new partner is hoped to collect information on a potential applicant’s business structure, company information and ownership structure, which will also cover company governance, as well as the applicant’s physical addresses.As well as surveying new applicants, the new partner will also be carrying out a monitoring service on operators that already hold licences in Sweden. The regulator has not yet specified just how many investigations will be carried out as part of the new deal, but it is estimated that this figure could reach 50.The Swedish regulator has followed through on a number of initiatives which has monitored and clamped down on both illegal and unlicensed operators. Aspire Global, Genesis Gaming and Paf Consulting have all been reprimanded by the regulator in recent months for failing to adhere to the country’s self-exclusion scheme which was introduced in January 2019. Other operators, who have not yet been named, have also been fined for allowing betting markets on a football match featuring underage players. Swedish law strictly prohibits the wagering of bets on matches featuring players or athletes who are not yet of a legal gambling age – which is currently 18.The game in question relates to a match that had taken place between IFK Göteborg and AIK in Sweden’s top-tier club competition, Allsvenska. The regulator subsequently emphasised that each of the operators in question would be subject to special supervision from the regulator to ensure that they would not commit similar offences. StumbleUponlast_img read more

first_imgDrama, drama, drama…Season 15 of the Bachelorette is a wrap with Hannah’s ring finger empty.This week’s two-night blockbuster finale came to a close last night, and – spoiler alert – so did Hannah’s relationship with Jed Wyatt.After taking both him and Tyler Cameron to meet her family in Greece, Jed’s ex-girlfriend decided to drop a bombshell.She claimed they were still together while he was on the show.That ended their engagement and before last night was over, fans got to see Hannah ask Jupiter resident, Tyler out on a date.We’ll see where it goes from here.Hannah should have listened to her parents who made it clear, Tyler is the man.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansDaniele Zaccagnini scored his second goal of the season on a penalty kick in added time, but the Olympic Force (3-1-1, 10 points) held off the Oly Town Artesians (2-2-1, 7 points) comeback attempt to take a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon at The Evergreen State College.The Force wasted no time getting going taking advantage of a misplay by the Artesians backline in the eighth minute to make the score 1-0. Colin Ralston gathered a pass from Bennett Bugbee and had a clear look at the goal and punched it into the top right corner past the diving Artesians goalkeeper. The score line would hold until late in the game when another uncharacteristic defensive mistake led to Bugbee scoring his third goal of the season, putting Olympic up 2-0 in the 81st minute.But the Artesians picked up the pressure over the final ten minutes until they earned themselves a penalty kick after a foul in the box. Daniele Zaccagnini stepped up and fired it past Olympic goalkeeper Jordan Hadden to make it a one goal game in stoppage time. Oly had two more good chances, including a free kick into the box that found the head of an Artesians attacker but squirted just left of the keeper just before the final whistle sounded.Ryan Perkins performed admirably in his first start in goal for the Artesians, making three saves in relief of the out-of-town JJ Olson. Lewis Watson kept a clean sheet in the first half for the Force before Hadden took over for the final 45 minutes.Oly Town fell to 2-2-1 on the season and remain at seven points, three points behind the Olympic Force, who now sit in second place with 10 points. The Artesians hit the road for the next month starting with a trip to Spokane on Sunday, June 11th to take on the Shadow at the Spokane Polo Grounds at 2:00 PM. The next home game is on Tuesday, July 11th against the Vancouver Victory.Keep up to date with the Artesians all season long by visiting www.olytownfc.com, following them on Twitter at twitter.com/OlyTownFC, and liking them on Facebook at FB.com/OlyTownFC.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe performance on the ice was much better, but the result was the same for the Nelson Leafs.Dallas Calvin continues to be a Leaf killer, scoring the game-winning goal, his second of the game and seventh point of the series, late in the second period to lift the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 4-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Wednesday in Fruitvale.The Hawks now own a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division playoff series with game three set for Friday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.After being pounding by the Hawks 13-2 in the series opener Tuesday, the Leafs had some egg to remove from their faces — and did just that shelling Beaver Valley starter Mike Vlanich for 16 shots in the opening period.However, it was the Hawks scoring first and who else but Calvin doing the damage on the power play. With Leaf center Dallon Stoddart in the box for hooking, Calvin combined with Taylor Love and Tyler Collins to beat Marcus Beesley in the Leaf net.The trio of Love, Collins and Calvin have a whopping 18 points in two games.Unlike Tuesday, when the Leafs completely destructed, the Green and White rallied to tie the game before the period ended. Dustin Johnson of BCHL fame beat Vlanich.In the second Daniel Bishop regained the lead for Beaver Valley before Johnson, shorthanded tied the contest at 2-2.That set the stage for Calvin to net the winner with assists from Colton Donselaar and Nelson Minor Hockey product Ryon Sookro.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 18-10 in the second period.Bishop, with his second of the game, iced the game by scoring into the empty net with 20 seconds remaining in the game.The Hawks held a slight 38-35 margin in shots.GAME NOTES: Nelson lost two key defenceman during the game. Both Tyler Parfeniuk and team captain Taylor O’Neil were ejected from the game for checking-from-behind penalties. Parfeniuk was whistled at the end of the first period while O’Neil was hit with his penalty late in the second frame. . . .Nelson played the game without the services of star forward Gavin Currie. . . . Nelson’s top two scorers from the regular season, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart, were both held scoreless for the second consecutive game. . . .Game four is Saturday in Nelson. If necessary, the series shifts back to Fruitvale for Game five Monday. . . .Castlegar Rebels, leading 2-0, travel to Spokane Thursday for game three of the Murdoch Division semi final. . . .Princeton Posse, Revelstoke Grizzlies, Osoyoos Coyotes and Fernie Ghostriders all own 2-0 leads in their respective [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the pitch this week to play host to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.Some of the games are also being played in Castlegar.The Bombers, defending BC Champs, play a round-robin draw in the pool with DW Poppey of Langley, St. Michael’s University from Victoria and Nechako Valley of Vanderhoof. First game is Thursday morning at 8 a.m. when LVR meets soccer heavyweight St. Michael’s University.LVR then plays Nechako Valley at 2 p.m. before concluding the round robin format Friday at 10 a.m. against DW Poppey.The top team in each of the four pools of play advance to the semi final round of the tournament.The Championship goes at 2 p.m. Saturday.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes coaches Chuck Bennett and Paul Burkart and players Grace Dehnel, Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield, Jessemyn Vandonselaar, Megan Tenant, Laurel Halleran, Amy Hodgson, Ashley Hall, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Sereight, McKenna Bennett, Maya Ida, Rylee Zondervan, Mattea Lorenzo, Emily Taylor, Hanna Quinn, Emma Wheeldon, Taylor Zimmer, Shianne Michalchuk and Bella Guderyan. Manager is Tanis Bouchier.last_img read more