No chance Pep Guardiola could do what Rafa Benitez has done at Newcastle, says Paul Merson

first_imgPep Guardiola might disagree with Paul Merson (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Paul Merson is extremely impressed with the job Rafael Benitez has done at Newcastle, to the extent that he does not think Pep Guardiola could have managed it.The Magpies are 14th in the Premier League ahead of their clash with Arsenal on Monday night, but could rise to 12th with three points at the Emirates.Benitez has been operating with a very small transfer budget since he arrived at St James’ Park in 2016, but has managed to re-establish the side back in the Premier League nevertheless.Merson thinks that without the Spaniard at the helm, Newcastle would be under a much more serious threat of relegation, while he also praised the fanatical support the club receives.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Phil HaighMonday 1 Apr 2019 4:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link47Shares Advertisement Rafael Benitez has done a very decent job at Newcastle (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘I think if he wasn’t the manager of Newcastle, they’d be bottom three, quite easily bottom three,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘What he gets out of these players, week in, week out. They all know what they’re doing.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Playing on a Monday night against Arsenal, away on a Monday night, and there are no trains back.‘You watch if they score there won’t be an empty seat there. It’s absolutely phenomenal [Newcastle’s support].‘I think he [Rafa] is up there with one of the best. We go on about Pep Guardiola and how great he is. Could he do what Rafa’s doing at Newcastle on what they’re getting? I am going to go with, no chance!’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 CityNewcastle have lost just one of their last six Premier League contests, a run of results that has steered them away from the drop zone.While relegation has not been completely ruled out just yet, with a seven-point buffer between them and Cardiff in 18th, the Magpies should still be in the division next season.MORE: Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning massive Manchester United overhaul this summerMORE: Raphael Varane tells Real Madrid he wants to leave amid Man Utd interest No chance Pep Guardiola could do what Rafa Benitez has done at Newcastle, says Paul Merson Advertisementlast_img read more

Man United have NOT decided against Falcao deal – yet!

first_imgManchester United have NOT yet made a decision on Radamel Falcao’s future, talkSPORT understands.The Colombian striker has failed to live up to expectations since his arrival on a season-long loan from Monaco last summer.Falcao, 29, regarded as one the most feared strikers in world football just a few seasons ago, has scored just four goals in 16 appearances for the Red Devils.His disappointing form has led to claims that United have already informed Monaco that they will not take up their £43m option to buy the ex-Atletico Madrid forward in the summer.However, Old Trafford insiders have told talkSPORT that no decision has been made on whether to sign Falcao permanently, and Louis van Gaal will rule on the player’s future at the end of the season. Radamel Falcao 1last_img

Going for Gold Bahamas MillerUibo tries for history

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#IAAFWorldChampionships2017, #magneticmedianews, #ShaunaeMillerUibotriesforgold Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited Kingdom, August 9, 2017 – London – Today, gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo looks to add another gold to her collection as she is set to run in the 400m finals at the IAAF World Championships in London.#MagneticMediaNews#ShaunaeMillerUibotriesforgold#IAAFWorldChampionships2017 Recommended for you Disappointing 200m for TCIs Otuonyelast_img

PM Minnis Presented National Athletic Gear from the BAAAs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Nassau – The BAAAs presented Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis with a complete set of national athletic gear at the Office of the Prime Minister in a courtesy call on September 27, 2017.The Prime Minister is pictured chatting at the presentation with BAAA President Rosamunde Carey, centre, and Bahamian sprint Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson.(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Related Items:last_img

Rookie truck driver mows down two injures one

first_imgKolkata: An attempt to drive a newly bought truck by the owner proved fatal for two local villagers as they were mowed down by the vehicle.The incident took place in Murarai area of Birbhum on Sunday morning. According to the district police, one Ridhan Khan, a resident of the same area bought a new truck a few days ago. Ever since the vehicle was bought, the owner attempted to drive it. Being a learner, Khan accompanied by a driver, had driven the vehicle for a very short distance in a few previous occasions. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBut he never knew that his attempt on Sunday morning would claim two lives and injure another.Locals informed police that he was trying to learn driving when the accident occurred. It was learnt Khan suddenly lost control over the truck while driving and it eventually rammed into a tea stall. As a result, Sentu Seikh and arbaz Khan, who were sitting inside the tea stall, were crushed to death. Police and locals rushed to the spot and brought out the victims from under the debris. They were declared brought dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAnother person identified as Alam Seikh sustained critical injuries in the accident. His condition is stated to be critical. He has been undergoing treatment in the hospital.The tea stall was completely damaged. Khan has been absconding since the incident took place. The frontal portion of the truck also got damaged. Police are conducting raids to nab the truck owner. The vehicle has already been seized.In another accident, 28-year-old Krishnapada Majhi (28), a matador driver was killed after the vehicle he was driving overturned. Five others have been injured in the accident that took place in Ahara village under Adra police station in Purulia on Sunday morning. Majhi along with five other passengers were going to Jharkhand.Eyewitnesses told the police that the vehicle was running at a high speed at the time of the accident. While taking a sharp turn the driver lost control over the matador and it overturned. Locals rushed to the spot immediately after the accident and brought the driver from inside the mangled portion of the vehicle. The other injured passengers were also rescued. They were all rushed to a nearby hospital where the driver was declared brought dead. Others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. Some of the injured victims are in critical condition, police said.last_img read more

Balurghat celebrates 2day Ekatai Sampriti programme

first_imgBALURGHAT: ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ programme was inaugurated at Balurghat high school ground on Friday. The programme was inaugurated by South Dinajpur district magistrate Deepap Priya P at 4 pm. The programme will be continue till November 18.While inaugurating the programme, Deepap Priya P said: “Through this programme we are spreading the message of unity, harmony and integration. The state government has already undertaken many development projects for the people of our state. This programme will help us deliver a positive message. We also do invite people to take part in it in large numbers.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 15 stalls have been set up by 17 individual state government departments. Notably, the organiser of the programme has arranged various interesting cultural programme to sensitise people. Reputed singers, bachick artists and gambhira artists from Kolkata apart from the district will take part in the three-day festival. The Mamata Banerjee government after coming to power in 2011 has organised many such programmes in a bid to strike a close connection with among people and to aware them about numerous development projects undertaken by the government. ‘Development and only Development’ is the motto behind organising such programmes. ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ is one of those one. Additional district magistrate (general) Krittibas Nayak, ADM (development) Mrinmay Biswas, ADM (LR) Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Sub-divisional Magistrate Isha Mukherjee, Public Prosecutor Subhas Chaki, NBSTC director Biplab Khan along with many dignitaries were present at the programme.last_img read more