Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Plate 38

first_img St. Patrick’s Day at Plate 38 has a lot to offer and is on Live Music Thursday this year so a live DJ will be playing the top hits and Irish jams.The chef has some great chalkboard specials lined up, including: corned beef and cabbage, smoked trout boxty, cottage pie, fish n’ chips, Reuben sliders and more. Drink specials of the evening will be green beer, Irish car bombs, and Irish whiskey tasting.Irish cuisine will be available from 5:30 p.m. and Music starts at 8:00 p.m. Plate 38 has an extensive whiskey collection and prides itself on carrying top shelf Irish whiskeys. It’s not just Jameson, so come for a night of whiskey tasting! They will also offer green beer and Irish car bombs. There will also be a late night Happy Hour starting at 9:00 p.m..Plate 38 is a casual gastropub for burgers, breakfast & small plates in industrial-cool space. They have extensive cocktail menu and delicious specials.Visit Plate 38 on 2361 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena or call (626) 793-7100. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuffcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Uncategorized Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Plate 38 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 11:47 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Record crowd of 35,446 ignites Syracuse in thrilling win over Duke

first_imgAt one point during No. 2 Syracuse’s (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) incredible 91-89 overtime victory against No. 17 Duke (17-5, 6-3) on Saturday, C.J. Fair caught himself looking at a replay on the video boards.Maybe it was Jerami Grant’s two-handed turnaway of Jabari Parker. Maybe it was Rakeem Christmas’ spin move-to-dunk over Amile Jefferson.Fair doesn’t remember the specific play. It was all a blur, more or less. He just remembers play starting up again and him getting caught up in the moment.“You have to live the moment,” Fair said. “You can picture it and visualize everything, but it ain’t like it until you walk out there on the court.”The on-campus record 35,446 fans that packed into the Carrier Dome — some so far down that they were in the opposite end zone — rocked and roared throughout the 45 minutes of historic basketball. They screamed when Fair converted a go-ahead three-point play with 3:28 left and groaned when Rasheed Sulaimon sent the game to overtime at the buzzer. And when Quinn Cook’s final desperation attempt went long, they nearly blew the roof off the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The crowd was really unbelievable,” Fair said. “I’m surprised every week at how much energy they have cheering us on, and it makes us want to play that much harder for them.“They really help control the momentum of the game too, especially when they started hitting shots, it kept us composed and helped us get back into the game.”Tyler Ennis said he got caught up in the moment as well. He said he looked up into the crowd at one point and was just taken aback by the environment. He couldn’t look up again.But Ennis did notice the crowd play a factor once more. On Sulaimon’s buzzer-beater, Fair attempted to foul the Duke guard around half court.He got an arm on Sulaimon as he ran by, but there was no whistle.“With the noise, I think the refs kind of got caught up watching the play as well,” Ennis said. “…It was kind of an iffy call.”As the players walked back to the bench, the shocked fans soon snapped into an “I believe that we will win” chant. The Carrier Dome came back to life as the roller coaster ride of a basketball game continued for five more minutes.Finally, when Cook’s final try missed, the crowd stood and roared one last time.“You can’t go anywhere else and have this kind of atmosphere,” Grant said. Comments Published on February 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Coming to Fort Monmouth: Lifestyle and Retail Hub ‘Freedom Pointe’

first_imgStory and photos by Laura D.C. KolnoskiFORT MONMOUTH – The first shovels to begin construction on Freedom Pointe, “a premier, mixed-use lifestyle destination,” could be in the ground at Fort Monmouth by the end of this year, with completion anticipated for 2019.Plans for the 89-acre development by Parcel B Redevelopment, LLC, owned by Paramount Realty Services, Inc. of Lakewood, were revealed at a Jan. 26 press conference at the Marina at Oceanport waterfront restaurant.Paramount and LMS Commercial Real Estate vice president Lee Zekaria described a “walkable town center” with approximately 350,000 square feet of retail and 302 residential units, located directly inside the “Johnson Gates” fronting Route 35 in Eatontown, along the recently re-opened Avenue of Memories. The site was designated “Parcel B” by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA).“Freedom Pointe will bring an unparalleled experience to the Jersey Shore,” said Zekaria, a New Jersey native. “We want this to be a second home where people can go before and after work, and on weekends and holidays, to spend quality time and enjoy memorable experiences.” He said the project, which he termed a “crown jewel” of the 1,127-acre fort’s reincarnation, will bring thousands of new jobs to the area. Also speaking was Tether view Joint Venture Partner and vi Collaboration Hub Founder Chris Pallé whose cloud solution firm now occupies Russel Hall in Oceanport.“We’re seeing a trend of technologists and entrepreneurs rising up in Monmouth County,” Pallé said. “By creating an environment that’s conducive to collaboration, that talent is multiplied. The more people come together, the more innovation and ideas we can create. It’s the future of work.”Hosting the event were members of the Criscione family, now owners and operators of the Marina at Oceanport, the fort’s former marina which was completely rebuilt following Super Storm Sandy. Family member Deanna Queenan said, “In the past year and a half, we have become a part of the community while refining and growing our business. From here you can see the vision at the fort coming to fruition.”“Fort Monmouth’s redevelopment is extraordinarily important for Monmouth County, and what’s important for Monmouth County is important for New Jersey,” said Timothy Lizura, president and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and a FMERA board member. “We envisioned this to be a 20-year effort but we are well in advance of that. The team here has done a tremendous job fitting assets into the marketplace and bringing back jobs. We are very pleased with the world class developers and businesses. It will be a sustainable and impressive development.”Related Story: Among Fort Monmouth Developers, Three Local ResidentsThis story was originally published in the Feb. 2-9, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. “With e-commerce today, we are working on ‘alert technology’ that will give notifications of store sales and more,” he said, adding, “Our area is starving for something like this.” Zekaria traveled the country to view similar developments at Legacy Place and Market Street at Lynnfield, both in Massachusetts, Crocker Park in Ohio, and The Point in El Segundo, California.“It takes a special kind of investor to take on a project at a closed military installation,” said FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman. Local and county officials have expressed support for the project, which must secure local approvals including ingress and egress on the Avenue of Memories, an extension of County Route 537. Steadman said 65 percent of fort properties are “now in play” with about 18 different projects.The press conference followed November’s purchase of the fort by the county from the U.S. Army, and last month’s announcement of the sale of its former Officers Housing where the first residential redevelopment has begun on 117 historic structures along the parade grounds. The developer is RPM Development Group of Montclair.“Historic renovations are our specialty and we work exclusively in New Jersey,” said Brendan McBride, vice president of RPM Development, adding that the exteriors of the neo-Colonial homes will be preserved. “Crews began construction the day after closing. We were attracted to the fort because the key components are in place – transportation, amenities, jobs, the beach. This will be an entire new neighborhood where people already want to live. We like a development that has a story behind it.” The firm is investing $25 million in the project.David Nuse, FMERA’s director of real estate development, said the authority’s three redevelopment themes are jobs, development, and creating a unique, desirable environment. Some 5,000 civilian jobs were lost when the fort closed. Nuse said over 1,200 permanent jobs have been created so far.“Our goal is 10,000 jobs by 2027, with 1,300 housing units currently in play,” he said. “Over $1.5 billion will be invested at Fort Monmouth. Out for bid next are seven historic buildings at Barker Circle. Over 2 million square feet will be out for bid soon. Forty percent of the fort will be open space and recreation. Lifestyle, amenities, and employment opportunities will attract young people to live and work here. We are very optimistic about the fort’s future. ““Everywhere I go, people ask me what’s going on at Fort Monmouth,” said FMERA chairman James V. Gorman. “Purchasing the fort was important because before, we had to go through six different departments at the Army and then had to get approval of the Department of Defense. It took an average of 30 months until construction could start (on each project). You will now see things develop rather dramatically.”center_img Freedom Pointe – featuring entertainment, food, grocery, public art, fire pits, two levels of offices, and hospitality – will be one-third residential and two-thirds commercial. Parcel B Redevelopment partnered with Ryan Homes for the townhouses. There will be two levels of parking on each side of the circular development and more on the outskirts. “Bellagio-style” fountains will line the perimeter in a man-made canal. Zekaria promised amenities including bocce ball, an ice-skating rink, and community and holiday events. High-tech will also be incorporated.last_img read more

Davao Aguilas, Japan FC strike partnership

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippines Football League club Davao Aguilas has forged a partnership with Japanese top-flight club Shonan Bellmare that will open up opportunities for both organizations to develop talent and exchange knowledge through coaching and training camps.Davao Aguilas owner and businessman Jefferson Cheng said the partnership will not just benefit his club, but the rest of the players in the PFL as it could pave the way for Filipino players to suit up in the J1 League, the first division in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cheng said the J1 League club can also send their team to the Philippines for friendly matches with other PFL clubs.“This could actually benefit everyone in Philippine football because there is just too many things that need to be done so we need to help each other out,” he added.Cheng also unveiled the club’s plans to construct a sports facility that will include a 20,000-seater stadium in Davao City to be called “The Nest.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Pacquiao, Angara lead Senate five’s title-retention bid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It is exciting times for us having a big club like Shonan Bellmare from the J-League which is considered one of the best leagues in Asia, as a partner for the Aguilas,” said Cheng.The partnership has paved the way for the only professional football club from Mindanao to be renamed Davao Aguilas Bellmare FC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I hope there will be an exchange of knowledge with coaches and players,” Cheng said. “I’m also hoping that it gives opportunities to other players not just from the Davao Aguilas who can possibly showcase their talent in Japan.”Part of the partnership could see the Aguilas undergoing training camps in Bellmare’s facilities in Japan. Davao finished third in the league behind Ceres-Negros and Kaya Iloilo this season, but the Aguilas remain in contention in the Copa Paulino Alcantara, the winner of which will clinch a place in the AFC Cup next season. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Warriors-Thunder cheatsheet: Here comes a red-hot OKC team

first_imgAfter losing all three games during their Texas Three Step road trip (read about those here, here and here), can the Warriors (12-6) get back on track against the red-hot Thunder (10-6)?When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m.Projected Thunder starters: Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Steven Adams, Jerami Grant, Hamidou DialloHow the Thunder are doing: After losing their first four games of the season, the Thunder come into Wednesday’s game one of the hottest teams in the Western Conference, …last_img

Fatigue crack led to Rex propeller loss

first_imgThe Rex Saab after it had landed safely. Australian safety investigators have issued an international advisory after fatigue cracking was found in the engine of Regional Express aircraft which lost a propeller while on approach to Sydney Airport last month.The propeller flew off the right engine of the Saab 340B turboprop aircraft as the crew shut it down about 55 nautical miles southwest of Sydney Airport on March 17. The crew calmly continued on to land safely at Sydney after declaring a PAN-PAN, an alert a step below declaring an emergencyThe propeller was recovered a few days later in bush about 8nm south-west of the airport.Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators found the propeller shaft had fractured after a fatigue crack had started in a mounting flange connected to the gear box.The crack originated in a dowel hole which was corroded in parts and corrosion pitting was found near the fracture. “Further work is ongoing to ascertain whether the corrosion or other factors contributed to the fracture initiation,’’ investigators said.This was the first known critical failure of this type in this part of GE Aviation CT7-9B engine and investigators noted there are currently no maintenance requirements for routine inspection of the dowel pin holes.“Any corrosion or cracking within the bore may go undetected until it progresses to the surface of the flange,’’ they said “Other than a visual inspection of the flange during propeller removal, inspection for surface defects (via magnetic particle inspection or dye penetrant inspection) only occurs when the (propeller gearbox) is disassembled for maintenance at a workshop specifically approved by the engine manufacturer.’’Engine-maker GE Aviation has been actively involved in the investigation and the broken flange has been taken to the company’s laboratories in Cincinnati in the US for further metallurgical analysis.GE is inspecting other propeller gear boxes and is expected to release additional maintenance and inspection procedures if they are deemed necessary.Regional Express also quarantined all propeller gearboxes with propeller shafts of the same series and the ATSB has issued a safety advisory notice alerting other operators to the incident.The report said the pilots noticed a problem with the engine on approach to Sydney and began to go through a checklist.They noticed minor vibrations which worsened as the checklist progressed and started shutdown procedures.It was while they were doing this that the propeller separated.Fatigue cracking is often difficult to detect and can be due to corrosion or defects in the part. The only other instance of a propeller flying off a Saab aircraft occurred in 1991 on a plane operated by US carrier Comair.In that case, the aircraft also landed safely after experiencing similar problems to the Australian crew. The failure was eventually traced to a sub-surface flaw introduced when an ingot was melted to make the part. The ATSB investigation is continuing and will look at areas such as the way in which the failed assembly was manufactured, what corrosion protection was on the part’s surface and propeller gearbox maintenance procedures.It will also look for “opportunities” for crack detection.last_img read more

Broadband access a priority for Farm Bureau

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOhio Farm Bureau is continuing to work with state leaders on having broadband accessible for all Ohioans across the state. Entire Ohio communities continue to have no broadband connectivity or limited reliability, putting them at an economic disadvantage, said Jenna Beadle, OFBF director of state policy.“The biggest thing we hear from our members about not having broadband is the economic impact for those in the workplace and how even students are affected because they increasingly have to do their homework online and can’t always run over to McDonald’s or their local library for Wi-Fi access,” she said.Last year the state legislature failed to pass a bill establishing a residential broadband expansion program through the Ohio Department of Development Services. Ohio Farm Bureau has been meeting with state leaders to reintroduce the bill, which would provide grant money to help offset the high infrastructure cost for companies putting broadband into areas with few customers.The 2018 Farm Bill addressed broadband, requiring the Trump administration to create a 20-agency task force to determine ways federal agencies can support expanded broadband access. The task force recently made recommendations for streamlining the permitting process, using federal assets to lower the cost for projects and using data from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to create more accurate maps to show where broadband is still limited or lacking. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased USDA’s authority to create grants and loans for middle-mile projects.StatAbout 39 percent of rural Americans don’t have access to broadband, compared with just 4 percent of urban Americans. Source: Federal Communications Commission  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

LeBron James misses NBA playoffs for first time in 14 years

first_imgWintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The last time the NBA’s best player wasn’t in the postseason was in 2004-05, his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.James played in Friday’s contest at Staples Center Arena despite missing games recently to get rest for his lingering groin injury.READ: Lonzo Ball injury, aging LeBron James set off Lakers’ free fall, says World PeaceHe also took a hard tumble against the Nets after slipping on the baseline while driving to the basket with 22 seconds left in the fourth. He left the game for one possession, then returned.James shot eight-of-25 from the floor in 35 minutes of action as the Lakers are 2-11 in their last 13 games.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Joe Harris scored 26 points and former Laker D’Angelo Russell tallied 21 points and 13 assists for the Nets, who are in the midst of a seven game road trip.JaVale McGee had career highs of 33 points and 20 rebounds along with six blocked shots to lead the Lakers.READ: LeBron James not ‘chasing’ Lakers rebuild When James signed with the storied franchise before the season, few expected him to extend his streak of finals appearances to nine straight, but not many thought it would be due to a failure to get into the playoffs.It has been a season of blown opportunities, broken promises and with the Lakers now officially out of contention late in the season, it leaves the coaching staff and the front office under fire.With the rebuilding Lakers limiting James’ minutes down the stretch, the forward had sat out two of the past three games heading into the Nets’ game.He did not play in last Friday in the Lakers’ 111-97 loss at Detroit or Tuesday on Los Angeles’ 115- 101 loss to Milwaukee.Three-time champion James was doing his part by averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and eight assists this season, but he hasn’t gotten consistent help from an injury-depleted and inexperienced supporting staff. View comments MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Antetokounmpo returns from ankle injury as Bucks cruise past Heat Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after being called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Friday, March 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Legendary superstar LeBron James will miss the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005 as the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated with a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.The four-time league MVP James also had his eight-year run to the NBA finals snapped on Friday night as the loss takes the lowly Lakers out of the playoff picture for a franchise record sixth straight season.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other “It is a tough season for all of us,” James said. “It is not what we signed up for.READ: Surging Nets eliminate LeBron James, Lakers from NBA playoff pictureFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“You don’t even try to wrap your head around it. Just keep pushing. The playoffs are never a promise, you got to put in the work.”James had 25 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to get the victory in a tight contest that featured plenty of lead changes. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoSkriniar? Godin? Why Man Utd owe Solskjaer a defensive deal

first_imgSkriniar? Godin? Why Man Utd owe Solskjaer a defensive dealby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: So blank it? Let this transfer window pass? No chance. Manchester United will be active this month. Indeed, they already are. Though whether it’s a ruse for a longer term target. Or one to get in immediately. Only Ed Woodward can tell us that…The idea that United’s vice-chairman exec is going to sit this one out. That he’ll wait until the summer. Wait until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been discarded for the more acceptable, marketable name. Well, given his history, that just doesn’t stack up.Louis van Gaal never asked for Angel di Maria nor Radamel Falcao. Jose Mourinho had no idea about Eric Bailly until they were being introduced at Carrington. If there is a deal to be done, then Woodward – and to be fair, in consultation with Jim Lawlor – will pull the trigger. From Italy, it’s broke in the last 48 hours. They’re in for him. Diego Godin. Turned down once in August after a beat the deadline offer. Woodward has moved late – again – with an attempt to rumble Inter Milan’s month-long negotiations with the Uruguayan’s minders.The latest is Woodward has matched Inter’s contract offer of around £2m-a-year. And with his current deal to expire in June, both clubs believe Atletico Madrid will sell for a bargain basement £3m.For the moment, those in the know – specifically in Milan – believe Godin is ready to commit to the Nerazzurri. The great irony being, it was Woodward who set this whole thing in motion six months ago. Need an explanation? Well, let’s turn to the defender’s biographer Jose Navarro, who declared on Saturday night: “Godin has not closed any deal with Inter. But the reality is that Atletico made some promises to the player, after the Manchester United bid, and they never respected it. And then they made no effort to renew Godin’s contract.”So promises broken and a deal still alive. Woodward could be in here. We know – sans Jose – United still want that cheap, experienced centre-half signing. The enquiries after Andreas Granqvist, the Helsingborgs captain, had Lawlor’s finger prints all over it. With the opportunity again raised, Inter’s intermediaries can’t be surprised by United’s eleventh hour attempt.But there’s another factor to be considered. Another player in this mix. Milan Skriniar. Inter Milan’s Slovakian centre-half. Admired by Jose Mourinho. Approved by Woodward. Before Godin, a bid of €70m was lodged for Skriniar and flatly rejected by the Italians. The player stating at the time: “I’m happy about the interest in me, but Inter decided how they decided, so I cannot say anything more about it.”And the same source making that €70m revelation is now insisting Inter’s move for Godin would be to replace Skriniar, not complement him. Further strengthening United’s hand is Barcelona – their nearest rivals for the defender – taking Jeison Murillo on-loan from Valencia just last week. Find that €70m and Woodward could have his man – so long as he steps aside for Inter to take Godin.So where does this leave Solskjaer? Well, simply in the same place as all those before him. Van Gaal, Mourinho, David Moyes… even Ryan Giggs. They had their say. Sure. But they didn’t really have power of veto. For his part, Solskjaer will surely welcome a defensive signing. He didn’t make light of having to move Matteo Darmian inside for Saturday’s FA Cup win over Reading. Just as Mourinho suffered before him, the Norwegian has found the squad short at the back. Whether it’s Godin, Skriniar or some equivalent, Solskjaer will appreciate the show of support.And he deserves it. Even battling through a labourious 2-0 win over the Royals, the manager still found a way to lift the crowd. Two five goal results. The revival of Paul Pogba. The confirmation of Marcus Rashford. Solskjaer has been delivering way beyond his brief. And he read the mood superbly on Saturday, spying the chance to give everyone inside Old Trafford a lift with the debut of Tahith Chong.It could’ve been just a ho-hum win. Expected. Forgettable. Instead, Solskjaer gave those attending something special. An ‘I was there’ moment as he gave Chong a first home appearance.Any of those ex-teammates warning against business this month. That making a major signing for Solskjaer would be wrong given he’ll be gone by June. They need to consider recent history.No matter whom is in the home dugout, Woodward will buy regardless. And if it’s to be a defender who can make an instant impact all the better. It’s the least the current manager deserves for what he’s done for Manchester United in these three short weeks. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoSouthampton, Man City target Leeds youngster Jack Clarke

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton, Man City target Leeds youngster Jack Clarkeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United have warned suitors off teenage starlet Jack Clarke.Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has joined Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola in showing interest in the 18-year-old Clarke because of his storming debut campaign for Leeds.But Leeds are adamant academy-product Clarke is not for sale and want the winger to grow with them, hopefully next season in the Premier League, reports the Mirror.Leeds have shown their faith in Clarke by handing him the biggest contact for an Under-18 player in their history and his deal has three years left to run. last_img