Tony Pulis tips Alan Pardew to be next England manager

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Hodgson is contracted to the Three Lions until July 2016 with the Football Association delaying fresh talks ahead of next year’s European Championship and Pulis believes Pardew must be in the running whenever a change comes. “I’ve heard people say Alan has spent a lot of money since he’s been there but he’s done a fantastic job,” he said. “When you look at Alan’s record over the years he has been as good as anyone and I know Roy will want to do this Euros and most probably the next World Cup but if you are looking for the next England manager Pardew has got to be looked at. “He is definitely one who would come into the frame. He’s done very well wherever he has been. He did a fantastic job at Newcastle and I don’t think he got the credit he deserved there. “He has been to Palace and picked it up. They have given him money to spent but he’s got players like (Yohan) Cabaye who have come in and done exceptionally well. “He deserves a lot of credit.” Pulis returns to Selhurst Park having left in August 2014 after steering the club to safety in the top flight in 2013-14, winning the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season. He is without defenders Jonas Olsson (groin) and Gareth McAuley (calf) while Salomon Rondon is also expected to miss out with a back injury he suffered in the 3-2 defeat to Everton on Monday. Press Association The Baggies lost a 2-0 lead against the Toffees and Pulis knows their away form has been key with the side earning seven of their eight points this season on the road. “Monday was a bad knock for us, we didn’t deserve to lose the game,” he said. “The home games were always going to be tough. Everton have been a top eight team, Southampton have been exceptional and then we had Man City and Chelsea. What’s been very good is the away form and that’s subsidised the lack of points at home.” Baggies head coach Pulis reckons Crystal Palace manager Pardew deserves to be in the running for the job when Roy Hodgson eventually leaves. Pulis goes back to his former club on Saturday with Pardew having guided the Eagles to seventh in the Barclays Premier League after some fine early-season form. West Brom chief Tony Pulis believes Alan Pardew could be the next England boss. last_img read more

UW grapples NIU in Big Ten tune-up

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe No. 10 Wisconsin wrestling team will be on the road onceagain this weekend as it heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to compete against No. 23Northern Iowa Saturday.The dual will be the first of the season for the Panthers,while the Badgers come in with a 4-0 record. Still, keeping NIU’s ranking inmind, head coach Barry Davis knows not to take this weekend’s match lightly.”UNI’s got a good coach in Brad Penrith,” Davis said. “Hisguys will be ready. This will be a big match for them, down at UNI. We’ve justgot to be ready.”Wisconsin enters the dual with seven wrestlers ranked in thetop 20 nationally of their respective weight classes. Among the notables areNo. 3 Craig Henning at 157 pounds, No. 4 Dallas Herbst at 197 pounds and No. 11Kyle Massey, who wrestles in the heavyweight division.NorthernIowa has three ranked grapplers of its own, asC.J. Ettelson is ranked No. 10 at 141 pounds,Moza Fay is No. 5 at 165 pounds andAlex Dolly is No. 16 at 174 pounds.”The thing withNorthern Iowa is they always wrestle us tough,” Massey said. “We’re one oftheir featured matches every year. So they’re always coming out, raring to goand ready to bring their best game against us.”Wisconsin is comingoff an impressive showing last weekend at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas.The Badgers finished fifth out of 50 teams competing, scoring 107.5 teampoints. Three of the top five teams at the invite came from the Big Ten, withMichigan taking the title and Ohio State placing third. Herbst improved hisseason record to 13-0 while taking the individual title at 197 pounds. Henningand Massey also finished well, taking third in their respective weight classes.”I think I wrestledwell,” Herbst said of his first-place performance. “Friday, I wasn’t feelinggood. I wrestled well, but I was still feeling tight, not really lose like Icould have been. But going into Saturday I just felt really good. On the mat, Ifelt prepared and ready to be there.”This year will be the 36th meeting of the two teams.Wisconsin leads the overall series 19-16-1. Last year, the Panthers came intothe Field House expecting to win, only to leave empty handed with a 24-10 lossas the Badgers took seven of the 10 matches.Once the Badgers return home late Saturday night, they havea short turnaround as they head to Ohio State Monday for their Big Ten opener.Despite the fact the core of the Big Ten season is still a month and a halfaway, Massey knows that this team builds off the little successes that occuralong the way.”We had some prettysuccessful guys this weekend, but we always have kind of wrestled a little bitbetter when we’re heading into a dual meet,” Massey said.”It’s going to benice to kind of change pace back into our dual meet team and get back into theflow of building off of each other matches because that’s when we’re at ourbest.”last_img read more

John Desko says Bobby Wardwell to start against Hobart; Henry Schoonmaker to likely miss game

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After being noncommittal following Syracuse’s loss on Saturday about a starting goalkeeper for SU’s matchup with Hobart on Tuesday, head coach John Desko was more defiant when the question was brought up at a media availability on Monday.“There’s no doubt about it,” Desko said. “Bobby Wardwell will be in the goal tomorrow.”Wardwell was pulled from SU’s 17-15 loss at North Carolina after allowing 10 goals on 14 shots in the first half. Warren Hill replaced him and fared a little better, collecting six saves. Desko said his reasoning was to help mix things up.Wardwell has started in every game this season and Hill, an Onondaga Community College transfer, has received limited minutes off the bench.Former SU goalkeeper and current graduate assistant Dominic Lamolinara said the coaching staff was still looking at the tape and would use Monday’s practice to make a final decision on who would play on Tuesday. But Desko made sure any rumors of a more permanent goalie change were put to rest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaid Wardwell: “As far as I know, I think I’m going to be playing tomorrow.”Henry Schoonmaker likely won’t play on Tuesday Desko said on Monday that starting midfielder Henry Schoonmaker likely won’t be available for SU’s game against Hobart on Tuesday.“I don’t think he is,” Desko said. “I hope he is, but I don’t think he is. We’ll know more tomorrow.”Schoonmaker sat for much of the second half of SU’s loss to UNC on Saturday. He was seen on the ESPNU broadcast with his right shoulder taped up. Leaving the game, Schoonmaker was seen with his arm in a sling and ice wrapped around his shoulder. The senior midfielder has scored 13 goals this season, including 10 in the four games before the injury. Comments Published on April 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more