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first_imgFlamboyant Chelsea boss Jose Morinhio has done it again, this time beating his bitter rival Arsenal manager Arsen Wenger to the choice of the ideal manager among footballers playing the English premier league.Arsen Wenger has not been the best at wining trophies for the last so many seasons but also failed to beat Morinhio in a poll that was conducted among mor than 100 players of the English premier league.48% of those quizzed seem to prefer Morinhio also known as the ‘Special one’ as their ideal manager.The poll was conducted by ‘FourFourTwo.’Mourinho celebrated his seventh trophy success as Chelsea manager on Sunday as the Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final, adding to his two Champions League crowns and league title triumphs in Portugal, Italy and Spain.Of the more than 100  players polled, 31% voted for Bayern Munich boss Guardiola, ahead of Arsene Wenger, Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klopp.Well what say you? Who is your ideal manager in the premier league?last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Melissa Piacentini stands a few steps in front of the double doors that lead into the Syracuse locker room. She turns, thoughtfully, and points to the set of benches to her left just over her shoulder.“I still remember,” she said. “It was this bench right over here against Lindenwood.”Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer is talking about the only time she was ever benched.Piacentini wasn’t playing up to her abilities, and Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan pulled her out and didn’t put her back in. It happened right before Christmas break during her freshman year. Piacentini had a month to mull things over.“It made me sit back and think about my mistakes and think about how I had been performing back then,” Piacentini said. “It really made me mentally focused and come back ready to be stronger.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPiacentini called it the “best coaching decision” Flanagan had ever made for her. The move came at the perfect time and she was forced to view things through a different lens. Four years later, one of the most decorated players in Syracuse ice hockey history is gearing up for her final ride. Last season, Syracuse lost in the College Hockey America conference finals. With one last chance, Piacentini is hoping to take care of last season’s unfinished business. “Honestly I can’t say enough good things about her,” Flanagan said. “I’m already dreading losing a player like her to graduation.”Despite standing just 5-foot-2 on the ice, Piacentini can’t be missed. She’s a scrappy, physical player, and has already notched three goals and an assist in two games this season. Goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan played her first season at Syracuse in 2014 after transferring from New Hampshire. She went head-to-head against Piacentini twice, and remembers the shifty, speedy player with a nose for the puck.“Every single time there was a loose puck in front of the net, I just remember her being right there,” she said.In the third period of Syracuse’s season opener against Clarkson on Oct. 6, Piacentini corralled a loose puck off a deflection on the left side of the net and wrapped around to the right side, flicking the puck into the goal.She’s made a living of using her small size to dig out pucks around the net in her time at Syracuse.Gilligan joked that even during practice, Piacentini gets in her grill, acting as a “pot stirrer” in front of the net. After experiencing it from both sides, Gilligan is content just watching. “Every single time I’m in the net against Tini, I just shake my head because I’m like, ‘Thank goodness I don’t have deal with this again against her,’” Gilligan said. Yet for all the fire Piacentini brings to the ice, she also brings to it a sense of calm. In her four years, Flanagan said that Piacentini’s greatest development has been in the cerebral part of her game.From the moment she walked onto the ice as a freshman, Flanagan said, her fundamentals have always been ahead of the curve. Her progression has been a matter of polishing the little things and refining the mental parts of her game. “I think I’ve grown as a person,” Piacentini said. “Just being in the locker room they kind of instill those different life lessons in you and the mental toughness aspect of it all. I think over the years, I’ve just grown to become more mentally strong in terms of staying focused.”As a freshman, Piacentini found herself looking on from afar with four weeks to think things through. Now, she’s better adept at reading and handling situations and recognizing her own mistakes. “Her hockey knowledge just seems to calm everybody down on the team,” Gilligan said. “When she’s out there, we don’t panic as much as maybe we necessarily should.”Against Clarkson, Piacentini skated out for her final home opener. But the emotions were kept in check, and the focus was solely on winning the first CHA conference title and proving Syracuse could compete against anyone. And this time, Piacentini wasn’t on the bench. “I think Tini’s just going to do Tini,” Gilligan said. “…She’s just going to go after it and get done what she needs to get done and I think everybody else will follow after that.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndependent candidate Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig has called Jack Murray a bluffer.Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray to cut out the bluffing regarding water charges. Mac Giolla Easbuig made the claim after County Manager Seamus Neely confirmed that Donegal County Council will now hand over housing tenants details to Irish Water.Mac Giolla Easbuig said, “I was accused of ‘scare-mongering’ and ‘jumping the gun’ by Councillor Murray last November when I said the Council would be compelled to hand over tenants’ details. “Councillor Murray instead preferred to bluff tenants that this would not happen,” he said. “The handing over of tenants’ details is an invasion of privacy and I am completely opposed to it, but it is now going to happen just as I predicted.“I believe in telling people the truth even when it is unpalatable. Councillor Murray prefers bluff.“He was bluffing the people when he said he could prevent this happening and he is bluffing the people when he refuses to back our boycott of water charges.“Those who are genuinely opposing water charges are working hard to build a campaign of non-payment of Irish Water’s bills when they start to go out in April. “Councillor Murray, in common with every single Sinn Fein councillor and TD in the state, is refusing to support our boycott.“I think he and his colleagues would better serve the people by stopping the bluffing and backing the boycott.”POLITICS: MAC GIOLLA EASBUIG CALLS SINN FEÍN CLLR ‘A BLUFFER’ was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Jack MurrayMichael Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuignewsPoliticsSinn Feinlast_img read more