Klopp calls for end to England’s fixture mayhem

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday stepped up his calls to protect players from burn-out after claiming England’s festive fixture pile-up was bad for the sport.Klopp is one of a growing number of Premier League managers frustrated by the demands placed on top-flight teams by England’s domestic competitions and television’s unquenchable thirst to show the games.Liverpool are down to 12 fit senior outfield players after a host of injuries in recent weeks, while Tottenham star Harry Kane suffered a torn hamstring on New Year’s Day and Newcastle lost four players in one match.Klopp believes coaches and football people should be included in the discussion with the sport’s governing bodies and television companies to ensure a proper solution can be found.“I told what I had to say to UEFA personally, I told FIFA sometimes in interviews because I don’t know anyone there and I don’t think the Premier League, FA (Football Association) or Football League are in any doubt of my opinion,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.“I just do that not because of me but because I think someone has to speak for the players.“If you have a good friend and you see him twice a year, brilliant. Best time of your life. If you see him every day you think after five days ‘What the heck?’. “But what we do is throw football at the people. How many games were on Boxing Day? There were maybe some men, probably, who watched all of them live.“I don’t think that’s good for their relationship. It’s not good for mine and I already watch a lot of football.”Klopp wants all parties to get together and come up with a sustainable plan and he has volunteered to attend.“The solution is to bring all these people together and try to think one time in all these negotiations about the players,” he added.“Other people are sitting there and they are not football people. We need to talk with football people, I think there is a solution possible.“We love this game but in the end we have to make sure that we can all come through and in the end the best team wins and not the most lucky with injuries. If you need me in the discussion I am pretty much there.”last_img read more

Northwest Farm Credit Service Grant For International Mermaid Museum

first_imgFacebook32Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryThe non-profit International Mermaid Museum was awarded a $1000 grant this week from Northwest Farm Credit Services headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Museum founder Kim Roberts said, “This grant is special since it will allow us to feature a display on oyster farming here on the Washington Coast. We will tie it back to the story of Ben-Varrey mermaids from Scotland.”The museum has a clear mission of teaching ocean ecology from seashore to sea floor immersed in mermaid mythology. Roberts said, “Our board of directors believes offering these lessons within the mythology of merfolk will allow the museum to engage all ages in a fun and unique manner. When you look around the world, virtually all seafaring nations have mermaid lore. This is one of those things that unites different cultures.”The museum’s grant application was sponsored by Stan and Jill Schwartz Farms in Reardan, Washington. A portion of the proceeds from spirits crafted by Ocean’s Daughter Distillery are donated to support the museum. The distillery will release a new whiskey made from Washington white winter wheat grown on the Schwartz farm later this year. Ben-Varrey is the name of their Irish cream liqueur.This is the first museum in the world dedicated to mermaids. It will be constructed on the grounds of Westport Winery Garden Resort on the Washington Coast. This is also home to Ocean’s Daughter Distillery.This is the second grant awarded to the museum. The first came from the Awesome Foundation in the amount of $750.Inquiries about making financial donations or items to include in the display are encouraged by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Netizens troll Sarfaraz Ahmed after Misbah-ul-Haq imposes strict rules on diet

first_imgAdvertisement 68lkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs77ldWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3x6n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4634zep2Would you ever consider trying this?😱5urtCan your students do this? 🌚1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan head coach and former batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, has decided to ban biryani and other oil-based red meat dishes for his team to help his players get back into shape. The decision was imposed after the team was declared as one of the most ‘unfit’ sides in the world and the social media didn’t hold back to troll on this issue including their plus sized captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.Advertisement During the 2019 World Cup many people raised questions regarding the Pakistani team’s diet and fitness including their former pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who even called skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed as a ‘fat and unfit’ player after the loss against West Indies in the tournament opener. To make the matter even worse, there were some rumours that the team was seen eating junk food ahead of their match against arch-rivals India. Following their loss in that match, one crying fan complained that the Pakistani cricket board wasn’t aware of the fitness issues in the team. Therefore, Misbah’s decision to ban fat from the diet chart can prove to be a crucial step to reorganize the team under his guidance.Advertisement Our new coach “Misbah ul haq” has banned “Biryani” for cricket team . Oh man! He isn’t coming slow 🔥😎😂#PCB #Misbahulhaq— Wania hassan🇵🇰 (@Kathrin_bridges) September 17, 2019However, the Pakistani people’s love for biryani is a widely known fact and it seems that the cricketers will now have to adjust a life without this delicious item on their menu. But for the netizens, this incident was another opportunity to take a dig at the players on social media. Advertisementlast_img read more