Mourinho wants players made in Chelsea

first_imgManager Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea will produce another homegrown core of talent to succeed John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard. Press Association “In three or four years’ time, if we don’t have other Englishmen to replace this nucleus of players – when Lamps is 39, John is 36 – I will be very sad. Every club needs that. So we are working on that (new generation).” Terry, Cole and Lampard are all out of contract at the end of the current campaign. Terry, more than his team-mates, has enjoyed highs – lifting silverware, including the 2012 Champions League – and endured lows – the racism row, twice losing the England captaincy, injury and missing a penalty in the 2008 Champions League final – since Mourinho’s 2007 departure. The Portuguese believes the captain is rediscovering his best form since his summer return for a second spell as boss at Stamford Bridge. “Even I was questioning, from far away, what was happening to this guy: physical problems, psychological problems, what is going on?” Mourinho said. “I’m happy he’s proving he’s still a top player.” center_img The Blues boss has been fulsome in his praise of the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah – now on loan at Nottingham Forest but told he will be part of the Chelsea first-team next season – and is optimistic the club’s academy can bear further fruit. Mourinho told the Guardian: “Ideally it’s not just about having British players either, but having players who are made in Chelsea. last_img read more

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MAJELLA SHOCKS DANIEL WITH SURPRISE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

first_imgMajella O’Donnell yesterday surprised husband Daniel with a special wedding anniversary video at an American gig.Daniel and MajellaMajella, 53, who is battling cancer, was thousands of miles away from the country star as they celebrated being married for 11 years.She decided to shock the singer on stage in Branson, Missouri, with a sweet video as she couldn’t travel to be there in person. Fans watched as Majella – who wore a scarf over her shaved head – told how she “can’t wait for him to get home” and that she needs her “wonderful husband” back with her in Ireland.She said: “Please excuse this interruption into your afternoon’s entertainment. For those of you who don’t know, I am Majella O’Donnell, and I am Daniel’s wife. Today is our 11th anniversary. I can’t be with him and I normally am. I normally go to Branson every year.“I look forward to seeing all the regulars and I’m missing all of that this year.“I wanted to say hi to all, but particularly to send my love to Daniel today, and to tell him I don’t know what I’d do without him.” Daniel later revealed the video was a complete surprise.He said: “This is the first year we haven’t been together. During the show I sang the song Wherever You Are and dedicated it to her.“Little did I know she had a video message made as a surprise to be played during the show.”MAJELLA SHOCKS DANIEL WITH SURPRISE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY VIDEO was last modified: November 6th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:daniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnellwedding anniversarylast_img read more

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Express pile more misery on URA

first_imgExpress midfielder Michael Birungi (left) battles for the ball with URA’s defender Richard Kasagga(right) at Wankulukuku. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Express ensured that URA go four games minus a win let alone score a goal as they put in a spirited performance to win 1-0 at Wankulukuku against the Tax collectors.The solitary goal was scored by Daniel Sserunkuma who poked home from close range his second goal of the season.The two teams seemed to struggle via creating chances especially in the first half with Express’s only sight of goal in the half proving the all important one.It came with only a minute to play in the first half when new Express club captain David Ndihabwe delivered a free-kick which was not delt with by the URA defence.Red Eagles striker Nsubuga Mubarack pounced on the loose ball but his low effort was saved by goalkeeper Mathius Muwanga who only lied it in to the path of on rushing Dan Sserunkuma who inturn sloted in from close range.URA were forced into an early substitution when Shafic Kagimu who had surprisingly started in the bench replaced the under performing Saidi Kyeyune on 33 minutes.In the second half, URA took the initiative early and dominated possesion but kept on missing chances with strikers Bokota Labama and Henry Kiseka the main culprits.The one glorious opportunity to grab an equaliser for the tax collectors came in the 82nd minute when Henry Kiseka failed to find the target from six yards after excellent work by substitute Hashem Sempa.Sempa, a second half substitute, came on for Bokota Labama delivered a pin point cross to the feet of the former Dong Nai striker who controlled superbly but could not convert.URA who slipped to 10th position on the table standings have not won any of their last four games, loosing two and drawing the other two in the process.Express moved to fourth position in the table with seven points.Geofrey Bamweyana, Express FC, coach said: “We came requiring three points and it’s good we got them.”Ibrahim Hassan Kirya, the URA FC head coach, only talked about the early substitution he made and then ran away from the press as pressure mounted.“I made an early substitution because Saidi Kyeyune had twisted his ankle while stepping down after an aerial ball challenge.Ibrahim Kirya is highly tipped to be sacked by URA in the near future.Express FC host Onduparaka on Friday 20, while URA entertain BUL at Namboole on the 17th of this month.In the other games played, Maroons won their first game of the season as they defeated Bright Stars 1-0 away from him thanks to a Felix Okot strike in the 70th minute.Masavu FC also lost 1-0 at home to Kirinya JSS with the Jinja based side goal scored by Faizol Muwawu in the fourth minute.Other matches playedBright Stars 0-1 Maroons.Masavu 0-1 Kirinya JSS.Commentslast_img read more

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