Liverpool sunk by late Fulham winner

first_imgFulham 1 Liverpool 0Clint Dempsey netted an 85th-minute winner to give Martin Jol his first victory over Liverpool as a manager.Dempsey pounced on the loose ball to score after an error by goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who failed to hold Danny Murphy’s shot.AdChoices广告Liverpool played the final 17 minutes with 10 men after Jay Spearing was controversially sent off for a challenge on Moussa Dembele, and the Whites took full advantage.It was a personal triumph for former Tottenham boss Jol, who has endured mixed results during his five-month reign at Fulham – not to mention reports of dressing room unrest.This was his seventh attempt to secure a win against Liverpool and he will have enjoyed few more satisying nights during his two spells managing in England. Schwarzer’s saves proved vital.The result was all the more impressive given that the Merseysiders arrived in west London having won six consecutive away matches.Both teams hit the woodwork in an entertaining game at Craven Cottage, where the visitors had the upper hand before Spearing was given his marching orders.Lucas Leiva’s knee injury meant Spearing started a Premier League match for the first time this season, and the young midfielder played his part in a decent opening 45 minutes from his side.Both Dembele and Dempsey were twice denied by Reina in the first half, but Kenny Dalglish’s men dominated possession and came closest to leading at the interval.Reds striker Andy Carroll volleyed Luis Suarez’s cross straight at Mark Schwarzer, who was then beaten by a Jordan Henderson shot which hit the post.Keeper Schwarzer also had to dive to his left to keep out Charlie Adam’s shot and was grateful to see an attempt by Suarez drift wide.Schwarzer was soon busy again after the restart, blocking Jose Enrique’s drive before John Arne Riise helped him out by clearing the danger.Suarez hit the net with a fine finish but was, much to Liverpool’s frustration, ruled offside.And the decision to dismiss Spearing further antagonised them, as he appeared to make a genuine attempt to win the ball.Having had Fulham on the ropes, the red card left Liverpool themselves hanging on and the Cottagers very nearly broke the deadlock when Dempsey went past Glen Johnson and curled a superb shot against the bar.Dembele then fired narrowly wide and Fulham appeared to be turning the screw, but the woodwork again came to their rescue late on.This time it was after another save from the evergreen Schwarzer, who turned Stewart Downing’s 20-yarder onto the post.It proved to be a pivotal moment because two minutes later, Dempsey popped up with the decisive goal.Former Liverpool man Murphy beat Johnson and tried his luck with a shot which Reina should have dealt with. He failed to and was emphatically punished.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

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Gabre Selassie keeping dub in the club

first_imgGabre Selassie…the brains behind the Dub Club By Karyl WalkerWhat begun as the first steps in a spiritual journey blossomed into an internationally-recognized event that has drawn visitors and locals to the upscale neighborhood of Jacks Hill in St. Andrew, Jamaica.Gabre Selassie is a devout Rastafarian who was raised during the 1970s golden era of roots-reggae. His love for the reggae derivative dub drove him to start the Dub Club which is held Sunday nights at his Jack’s Hill home.“I have been on this journey for about 20 years and it has a lot to do with my Rastafari faith. Roots music is our own and this (Dub Club) is not a recent phenomenon,” Gabre Selassie told Caribbean National Weekly.The Dub Club, which mainly features music played by Selassie on his Rockers Sound Station, is  endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Booking agents and talent scouts for major reggae shows in Europe, Japan and the US frequent the event.“The feedback has been positive and tremendous overall. The endorsement by the JTB has brought more awareness of the event,” said Selassie.The Mighty Diamonds perform at the Dub ClubThe Dub Club is a must for fans who want clean entertainment and not the debauchery associated with dancehall promotions. But then came a bump.Three weeks ago, the police visited the Dub Club and demanded the music be turned off as Selassie did not have a required show permit. Things turned sour when the promoter refused, informing the cops that he did in fact apply for and was given a permit. The police pepper-sprayed Selassie and took him to jail. He was freed in court after evidence of the valid permit was produced.Chronixx belts out one of his hits at the Dub ClubThe incident has not embittered Selassie. He is calling for an amendment to Jamaica’s Night Noise Abatement Act, under which he was charged.“I think the police should monitor the caller and do a fact check to find out if there is in fact someone being disturbed or if the caller is being mischievous or trying to get the event shut down due to other motives,” he said. “Someone can stay in Florida and get a dance locked off in Kingston because they don’t like the promoter.”Selassie encouraged authorities to establish entertainment zones in Kingston where events can be held without being locked off at the 2:00 am time stipulated by law.last_img read more

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NTA Academy in Sarajevo Organizes a Training Camp

first_imgSarajevo – The training camp with 17 Bosnian juniors, organized by the Tennis academy NTA in Sarajevo started.The theme of the camp is “Mental preparation of the players” and the objective is to adopt new skills of mental preparation for the matches.The camp will be realised through specific forms of tennis training, presentations and video analysis.The leader of the camp is Aleš Filipčić from Slovenia, the head of the tennis department at the Sports Faculty in Ljubljana and the Head of the Experts boards of the Tennis Union in Slovenia and lecturer at the ITF courses for coaches. – was announced from the NTA Tennis Academy.(Source: Fena / photo: nta.ba)last_img

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