October 26

‘Pulisic wouldn’t go to Man Utd because of Mourinho’

first_imgRising U.S. national team star Christian Pulisic refused a move to Manchester United because of his father’s dislike of Jose Mourinho. According Robin Walker, who coached Pulisic at non-League side Brackley Town in 2005, the Chelsea attacker never contemplated going to Old Trafford because of their former coach.  Mourinho’s poor track record of giving youth a chance saw Pulisic’s father all but block the potential move with the 20-year-old instead signing for the Blues in January with Walker’s encouragement.    Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “He wouldn’t go to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho,” Walker told The Telegraph. “His father couldn’t stand Mourinho because he didn’t promote young players.”It was at that point I asked, ‘What about London? That’s where it’s at.'”I’m a Chelsea fan, I grew up in London supporting them. When I was in Dortmund last year, I told him that he had to come.”Signing for Chelsea at the start of the year before being loaned straight back to Borussia Dortmund, Pulisic has started the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge and the early signs are encouraging. After starting and claiming an assist in the Blues UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool, the American winger played 71 minutes against Leicester City on the weekend with his coach impressed with what’s he’s been seeing. “I am really happy with him,” Lampard said last week.”There is lots, lots more to come. Again, [he’s showing] all the good signs for what he can be for the club.”The expectancy is right, he is a big signing for us but you have to remember his age.”While Lampard is looking to keep Pulisic grounded, former Blues striker Tony Cascarino recently declared the attacker could one day match Eden Hazard’s quality. “Christian Pulisic looks like he will be a very dangerous player for Chelsea,” Cascarino told The Times. “I don’t remember a young Eden Hazard being as quick and direct and there’s no reason Pulisic can’t develop into a player of Hazard’s standing.“Pulisic reminds me of Arjen Robben, you cannot stop him one-on-one because you don’t know which way he’s going to go and his pace is devastating.“He will be a massive asset for Frank Lampard this season.”last_img read more

October 22

Nova Scotians Receive Diamond Jubilee Medals

first_img “It has been an honour to represent Nova Scotia and Canada at the Olympics and I feel that I speak for all of Nova Scotia’s Olympians and Paralympians when I say, we are proud to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal,” said four-time Olympian, Paul Tingley. Throughout the year, the Diamond Jubilee medal will be awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians. For more information on the Diamond Jubilee and the medal, visit novascotia.ca/diamondjubilee. Fourteen deserving Nova Scotians were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal today, Oct. 4, for contributions to the province. Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson presented the medals to Nova Scotia’s Olympians and Paralympians, on Premier Darrell Dexter’s behalf, at a ceremony in Halifax. “The Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizes the significant contributions these Nova Scotians have made to their sports, to their communities and to Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Wilson. “Those receiving the medal today clearly illustrate the positive impact one person can have, and their devotion and hard work sets a great example for future generations.” The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne, and honours her service and dedication to Canada. Hundreds of Nova Scotians will be honoured throughout the year with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. Today’s recipients were nominated personally by the premier. The medal recipients are: Ellie Black, Gymnastics (Halifax) Custio Clayton, Boxing (North Preston) Ryan Cochrane, Kayak (Windsor) Amy Cotton, Judo (Judique) Mark de Jonge, Kayak (Halifax) Danielle Dube, Sailing (Glen Haven) Eric Gillis, Marathon (Antigonish) Devan Gotell, Paralympic Swimming (Antigonish) Geoff Harris, Sprinting (Halifax) Jamey Jewells, Wheelchair Basketball (Donkin) Jenna Martin, Sprinting (Caledonia) Jason McCoombs, Canoe (Dartmouth) David Sharpe, Swimming (Halifax) Paul Tingley, Paralympic Sailing (Halifax)last_img read more