Emotional Duckie praises RSPL-bound Mount Pleasant

first_img Mount Pleasant finished the game with 10 players after goalkeeper Bobiander Evans was shown a red card by FIFA referee Oshane Nation for indecent and abusive language in the second half. Kesslan Hall fired Mount Pleasant into the lead in the sixth minute. However, Andrew Christie found the equaliser for the home side in the 48th minute after diminutive striker Locksley Thompson was fouled inside the penalty area. The drama continued, and with seven minutes of stoppage time added by Nation, Barbican’s captain, Ramone McGregor, handled the ball inside the area, and another penalty was awarded. Horace Sharpe stepped up and placed the ball beyond goalkeeper Nicholas Campbell in time added. The win pushed Mount Pleasant FA to 11 points from six games, into second position behind Dunbeholden (12), who thrashed Wadadah 4-0 at Jarrett Park, also yesterday. Barbican ended on third on eight points, while Wadadah finished without a point after losing all games. Both Dunbeholden and Mount Pleasant FA qualified for the first time for the RSPL. GOALKEEPER SENT OFF An emotional Donovan Duckie led Mount Pleasant Football Academy to next season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) as joint head coach following his team’s 2-1 victory against Barbican FC in the final round of the Magnum/Charley’s JB promotion play-off at the Barbican Complex in St Andrew yesterday. Duckie guided beaten finalists Waterhouse to the RSPL final last season, where they were beaten by Portmore United at the National Stadium last May. Yesterday, Duckie was on the bench for Mount Pleasant in a technical role, giving instructions to the St Ann-based outfit. “Two years ago, the academy was started while I was at Humble Lion. I was asked by Vannie Clarke, the principal of the school, and David Pryce to be a part of the selection. Other coaches are also there,” Duckie told The Gleaner after the game. “I would say that I am joint head coach with the senior team. I am not going to discuss my future with Waterhouse right now. I was always permanent with the junior programme. After the Waterhouse season had ended, Coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis reached out to me and asked me to step up to the senior team,” he explained. “I told him I needed rest, and they said I was needed. I have been there week in, week out, day and night every single day [as] a part of the senior programme. I am just grateful to know that they have qualified,” Duckie, who is also an assistant coach of the national senior team, concluded.last_img read more

Bitten Ivanovic declines to press charges

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, April 22 – Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has told police he does not wish to make a complaint after being bitten by Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.Ivanovic recoiled in agony when Uruguay striker Suarez bit him on the right arm during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield. But Suarez apologised to Ivanovic in a phone call on Sunday evening and the Serbia international was quick to play down the incident when asked if he wished to press charges following complaints to Merseyside Police.Suarez has been fined and will donate the money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group following the Uruguayan’s shocking bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.He sunk his teeth into Ivanovic’s right arm during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield in the Premier League.The ugly incident has sparked widespread condemnation of Suarez and both the player and Liverpool were forced to apologise, while Reds manager Brendan Rodgers claimed his star forward’s actions were unacceptable.Suarez is likely to face a lengthy ban from the Football Association for his actions, but Liverpool have already punished the 26-year-old with a fine, which he will give to the families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in a terrace crush before an FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989.“Following an incident at the Liverpool v Chelsea game yesterday officers have spoken to Branislav Ivanovic in person,” Merseyside Police said in a statement on Monday.“He had no apparent physical injuries and did not wish to make a complaint.”Suarez has been fined an unspecified amount by Liverpool, with the money to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support GroupBut the Football Association are reviewing the incident and Suarez is likely to be charged later on Monday and could face a lengthy ban.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Giggs ‘still undecided’ on United future

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, May 7 – Ryan Giggs says he is still to decide about his Manchester United future despite making what appeared to be a farewell appearance in a 3-1 win over Hull City.Giggs, the club’s current interim manager, sent himself on as a 70th-minute substitute in Tuesday’s Premier League game at Old Trafford, which was United’s last home fixture of the campaign. The 40-year-old midfielder’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, but he made no mention of his future in a post-match address to the crowd.Speaking to journalists afterwards, he explained that he had not reached a decision about whether to hang up his boots after a 23-year United career in which he has made a record 963 appearances for the club.“I’ve not decided yet,” he said. “Nothing has changed. I’ll wait until the season has finished and then get a holiday and think about it in the next couple of weeks.”On Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, whose contracts are also due to expire but who did not feature against Hull, Giggs added: “It is not as if they are young players and they are up in the air.“If they carry on, they carry on; if they leave, they leave. New players are going to come in anyway, whether they stay or go.“It is up in the air, but in the next couple of weeks, I think it will get sorted for the three of us.”Giggs was also cautious when asked to provide an update on the club’s search for a permanent successor to David Moyes, who was sacked last month after only 10 months as manager.Current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is widely expected to be appointed shortly, but Giggs said that vice-chairman Ed Woodward had given him no indication that an announcement was imminent.“I have not spoken to Ed for the last couple of days, so nothing has changed since Saturday,” he said.“It could be the next few days, it could be the next couple of weeks.”– ‘One of the greats’ –Giggs sprang a surprise with his team selection by handing debuts to 18-year-old James Wilson and 20-year-old Tom Lawrence, and he was rewarded as Wilson scored twice to put United 2-0 up.Matty Fryatt reduced the arrears for FA Cup finalists Hull, before substitute Robin van Persie made it 3-1 from Giggs’s pass in the closing stages.“We got the young lads in to train with us and they never looked out of place,” Giggs said.“I wanted to freshen things up from Saturday (a 1-0 loss to Sunderland) and they never let us down. James Wilson is not just a finisher; his all-round play is very good and he is exciting.”Giggs also heralded Inter Milan-bound club captain Nemanja Vidic, who made his final appearance as a 22nd-minute substitute for the injured Phil Jones.“Nemanja Vidic has been a brilliant player for us, a brilliant defender,” the Welshman said.“He shared so much success with the lads. He goes with our good wishes and hopefully he does well.”On Jones, who left the fray after hurting his shoulder in an aerial clash with Maynor Figueroa, Giggs said: “He’s gone to the hospital. We’ll see how it looks, but it didn’t look great.”Hull manager Steve Bruce, who was United’s captain when Giggs shot to prominence at the club in the early 1990s, paid a warm tribute to his former colleague.“If it has ended for Ryan Giggs, it has been some career,” said the former centre-back.“There will never be anyone as decorated. Sometimes the word ‘great’ is used too often, but he has been one of the greats.”The only sour note for United was a crude last-minute stamp on the impressive Adnan Januzaj by Hull midfielder David Meyler, who could now face retrospective punishment from the Football Association.“I didn’t see it, but I have seen his leg,” Giggs said. “It is terrible, his leg. It goes from his knee to his ankle.”Bruce said that he had not yet seen footage of the incident.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sepp Blatter: Ex-FIFA president loses appeal against six-year ban after CAS case

first_img1 Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his six-year ban from football.Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini were punished in December 2015 over a £1.3million “disloyal payment” made to the Frenchman.The pair’s suspensions were reduced from eight to six years by a FIFA appeals committee, with their services to football a mitigating factor.Platini took his case to CAS and Blatter followed suit. Platini in May had his suspension reduced by a further two years to four years, but Blatter’s full sanction remains in place.A CAS statement read: “The appeal of Joseph S. Blatter has been dismissed.“As a consequence, the decision rendered by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC) on February 16, 2016 remains in force and Mr Blatter remains banned from taking part in any football-related activity at national and international level for six years as from October 8, 2015 and must pay a fine of CHF 50,000.”CAS said Blatter had requested his ban be revoked, not reduced, although the three-person panel determined the sanction was proportionate.The panel, which heard the case on August 26, ruled the payment made to Platini in 2011 breached the FIFA code of ethics as an “undue gift” and had “no contractual basis”.The CAS statement added: “The panel found that the written employment contract established between Mr Platini and FIFA in 1999 voided any oral agreement concluded between Mr Blatter and Mr Platini in 1998 that the latter would be paid CHF 1 million per year for his work at FIFA.“Accordingly, by approving a payment of CHF 2 million to Mr Platini in 2011 for the balance of work carried out under the alleged oral agreement, Mr Blatter breached the FIFA code of ethics since the payment amounted to an undue gift as it had no contractual basis.“The panel further found that Mr Blatter unlawfully awarded contributions to Mr Platini under the FIFA Executive Committee retirement scheme which also amounted to an undue gift.“Turning to the sanction, the panel noted that Mr Blatter requested the annulment of the ban but did not request a reduced penalty.“In any event, the panel determined that the sanction imposed was not disproportionate and therefore confirmed the appealed decision in full.”The 80-year-old Blatter accepted defeat, but described the ruling as “incomprehensible”.“I take note of the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport,” Blatter said in a statement.“The way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected.“What I find incomprehensible is that the existence of the oral agreement between FIFA and Michel Platini is still steadfastly negated in spite of my testimony to the contrary and the testimony given by other witnesses. A UEFA protocol mentioning the agreement is also disregarded.“I have experienced much in my 41 years in FIFA. I mostly learned that you can win in sport, but you can also lose.“In this sense I have to accept this decision (his suspension), although it is difficult to follow it, because the principle of jurisdiction – culpability has to be proven by prosecution – was not applied.“Nevertheless I look back with gratitude to all the years, in which I was able to realise my ideals for football and serve FIFA.” Sepp Blatter: The 80-year-old was banned for eight years before that was reduced to six in February last_img read more

Mayor fights to save LAUSD plan

first_img “In New York City, under mayoral control, there is no parental involvement or engagement in the process and direction of reform,” Folsom said in written remarks. “Parents have been marginalized, disenfranchised and disempowered.” Villaraigosa, however, insisted his plan would give parents a greater voice and control over their local schools. His plan calls for the creation of a council of mayors representing all the cities in the district. The council would have the power to hire and fire the district superintendent, who would be given increased powers to oversee the day-to-day operations of the district. The current school board would continue to exist, but in a diminished capacity. Villaraigosa’s proposal is contained in a bill authored by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles. The bill has been submitted to the state Legislative Counsel, but has yet to return to the Legislature in final form.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Even as the mayor makes the rounds in the Capitol, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer, school board president Marlene Canter and board member Mike Lansing are also in Sacramento to lobby lawmakers to oppose the plan. Canter said part of her case will include bringing up charts that show achievements the district has made recently in boosting test scores and other areas, to demonstrate that it is improving without the need for mayoral control, and that changing direction would mean putting those gains at risk. “Just because you say LAUSD is on the move doesn’t mean you’re satisfied with where it is or how fast you’re going,” Canter said in an interview last week. “Every day we wake up creating policy and implementation and looking to the district to make sure we provide opportunities for every child.” A group of parents gathered at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank about 6 a.m. today to protest the mayor and his plan as he left for Sacramento. The group, however, was apparently misinformed because Villaraigosa, as usual, flew out of Los Angeles International Airport. Scott Folsom of the Los Angeles 10th District PTSA said parent leaders have gone to New York City recently to talk with parents there about mayoral control of the schools. SACRAMENTO – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa returned to Sacramento today to rescue his plan to take over Los Angeles’ public schools, amid worries the bill is in danger of failing even before its first hearing. The hastily planned trip comes after Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, warned last week that opponents, including the teachers unions and school board members, have convinced key legislators to oppose the bill. Villaraigosa’s two-day trip includes a packed schedule of meetings with lawmakers and interest groups, including opponents like the powerful California Teachers Association. “I will not be deterred in this effort,” Villaraigosa said. “There is too much at stake. These kids are too important. It’s time that we put kids first and that’s why I’m here in Sacramento.”last_img read more

State budget has funding for English learners

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus have succeeded in putting $45 million into the state budget, specifically for English learners in K-12 public schools. The funding will help better train English teachers and create a state pilot project to identify the needs of English learning students.last_img read more


first_imgTHOUSANDS of pilgrims have turned up to a rare relic of beloved missionary Mother Theresa in Donegal today.They are currently in the village of Leitirmacaward for the event.The relic, an actual clump of the beatified Missionary’s hair, will be put on display in St.Bridget’s Church. It is extremely rare such a relic is allowed outside of the Vatican in Rome and organisers say they are extremely blessed to have been granted the relic.Thousands of pilgrims will get a chance to be blessed by the sacred relic.As well as the blessing, people will be able to speak with nuns from the Sisters of Charity from Sligo who worked with Mother Theresa.Fr.Eamonn McLaughlin, who has organised the event, said he is speechless at the goodwill which has been shown by the people of the local community and beyond. “I was thinking of something we could do for the community and I knew the people of Ireland have as special place in their hearts for Mother Theresa.“I got onto the website and I contacted Rome and asked them about the possibility of having a relic and they kind allowed us. It is extremely rare for this to happen and we are very blessed.“Everyone is asking why Leitir but I am saying why not,” he said.Organisers have invited everyone along for the occasion with a special invitation being extended to the sick.Although Mother Theresa, who passed away in 1997, has not yet been Canonised, she has been Beatified. Fr McLaughlin explained: “In order for Mother Theresa to be Canonised, there must be proof of an event that defies all scientific investigation.”Many are speculating about the possibility of a miraculous event taking place at the event.Fr McLaughlin said he was not looking for a miracle to happen today but admitted that it would be an unbelievable experience if it did.“Is it beyond possibility that a miracle could happen? There will be many miracles will happen. People with alcohol problems or people with depression will undoubtedly find their own miracles through the relic. “But physical ones? – I don’t know. There is no reason why not, but there is no reason why either. It is not a magic wand.“Anybody present who listens to whatever the sisters have to say, who quietly slow down for the day, will come away the better for it.“Miracles do happen, the miracle that a whole community come together, what has come out has been amazing with young people, so excited and enthusiastic want to help,” he said.Fr.McLaughlin said Mother Theresa, who came to Ireland when she was 18 and stayed for many years, is loved by people across the country.“People just are extremely touched by her life that such a small person had such a universal effect for good, she was just such a good person who unconditionally loved everyone,” he said.As well as a talk by the Sisters of Charity and mass, a rare film of Mother Theresa performing two miracles will also be shown while 40 to 50 ‘panels’ about the life of the missionary will also be on display at the event which starts at 1pm today (Saturday).“We are also extremely lucky to have this.  One of the miracles shows Mother Theresa taking orphans out of Beirut during a one-day ceasefire.“It has rarely been seen and I doubt if anyone in Ireland has ever seen it before,” said Fr.McLaughlin.Fr.McLaughlin added that nobody will be turned away from the visit of the relic which will be held in St.Bridget’s Church and the adjoining parish hall.“It is starting to get very big. People are already coming from different counties including Roscommon and Leitrim. The word is spreading.“I am just hoping it doesn’t get too big but nobody will be turned away,” he said. EndsTHOUSANDS IN LEITIRMACAWARD FOR RARE VISIT OF MOTHER THERESA RELIC was last modified: March 5th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Animal slaughter begins in city hit by bird flu

first_imgIKSAN, South Korea – A 2-year-old dachshund barked chained to its dingy, wooden house Tuesday, unaware of its fate as South Korea began slaughtering hundreds of dogs, cats and pigs in an effort to stem the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The dog’s owner, Im Soon-duck – like many villagers – was more concerned about losing her three pigs than the dog, which was a present from her daughter. “Dogs are good for keeping us amused. But pigs – it costs us a lot to buy those pigs,” said the 66-year-old Im, who lives next to a chicken farm where a second outbreak of bird flu was confirmed Tuesday, near the site of an outbreak last week in Iksan, about 155 miles south of Seoul. The government is to compensate farmers for their lost livestock, but the exact amounts are not yet known. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Quarantine officials began the slaughter Tuesday even though international health experts have questioned killing non- poultry species to curtail bird flu’s spread, saying there is no scientific evidence to suggest dogs, cats or pigs can pass the virus to humans. Since ravaging Asia’s poultry in late 2003, the H5N1 virus has killed at least 153 people worldwide. Infections among people have been traced to contact with infected birds, but experts fear the virus could mutate into a form that passes easily between humans, leading to a human pandemic. South Korean officials insist the decision to slaughter dogs, cats and pigs was not unusual and that the step has been taken in other countries without public knowledge. Park Kyung-hee, an official at Iksan City Hall, said 677 dogs – bred on farms for their meat – along with 300 pigs were to be slaughtered Tuesday, and said stray cats and mice also would be killed. Another city official said pet “dogs raised individually in houses will also be subject to slaughter.” He spoke on condition of anonymity.last_img read more

Rays of light for the dead

first_imgMark Duran plans to light candles on Olive Street in Baldwin Park until a traffic signal is installed where his mother was hit and killed by a car Nov. 5. Shortly after his mother, Ena Luz Galan, 91, died, Duran placed a row of candles on the street as a tribute to her. “We do it because it’s a way of paying respect to the life of the deceased,” Duran, 32, said. “And they will stay there until the city puts up a light.” Novena candles, a common custom in the Latino community, are left on streets throughout the San Gabriel Valley and serve as a marker of where crimes and tragedies have occurred. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeRichard Alcedo, owner of Bright Glow Candle Co. in Pomona, said the candles are very popular with Latinos, Christians and Catholics. “People buy these candles and put them out because they are praying for the souls of the people who died so they can go to heaven,” Alcedo, 57, said. Alcedo’s company produces 80,000 glass-encased religious candles a day. His Miami plant produces 25,000 a day for retailers on the East Coast. El Monte police Lt. Santos Hernandez said novena candles are common in El Monte and said as soon as crime scene tape comes down, candles appear. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The current ten longest goal droughts in the Premier League

first_img4. Matthew Lowton (Burnley) – 117 gamesOur first player in the list to break the century mark is current Burnley right-back Lowton.Lowton’s last Premier League goal came for Aston Villa against Stoke in April 2013. RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2. Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) – 125 gamesThe former Liverpool and now Crystal Palace defender has 125 games to his name without a goal.The 28-year-old has been playing Premier League games for the last decade but is still waiting for his first goal. 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Danny Simpson (Leicester City) – 211 gamesThe runaway leader by an incredible 86 games is their Leicester City right-back Danny Simpson.The 32-year-old has a Premier League title to his name but is still waiting for that illusive first goal in the top division. moving on 10 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing BEST OF RANKED IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January no dice The eighth longest goal drought belongs to Joel Ward Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 8. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) – 85 gamesSome more Palace representation on this list with the number eight spot being taken up by defender Joel Ward.Ward has gone 85 games without a goal and the last coming against Chelsea in August 2015. REVEALED ADVICE Even some of the very best strikers to have graced the Premier League suffered from the occasional goal drought.One of the most well-documented was Fernando Torres, who had a 24-game barren run for Chelsea.Alan Smith once went 70 games without scoring!Opta have compiled a list of the ten longest current goal droughts in the Premier League.There are no surprises to see the list full of defenders but the top three have gone 457 games without ever scoring in the top division. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 10 6. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) – 91 gamesBardsley’s goal drought stretches across three different Premier League teams and five seasons.The bullish defender was a Sunderland player when he last scored with that goal coming against Chelsea in December 2013. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Getty REVEALED REVEALED center_img Matthew Lowton’s last Premier League goal came in 2013 LIVING THE DREAM Danny Simpson takes top place on the list 10 The 32-year-old only has two Premier League goals to his name but the last of those came in October 2013 for Crystal Palace against Fulham.Mariappa returned to Watford in 2016, the club he started his career at, but has still struggled to find the net since then. He signed for Burnley from Villa in 2015 when he did actually score in their Championship winning campaign but only Premier League goals count (sorry Matthew).3. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) – 121 gamesWe now enter our top three where none have actually scored a Premier League goal. 10. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) – 71 gamesThe 34-year-old has been brilliant servant for Leicester City after signing in 2012 from East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.He captained his side to the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season and has 11 goals in his 288 appearances for the Foxes.Morgan has gone 71 Premier League appearances without a goal, though, and his last came against Swansea in August 2016.9. Adrian Mariappa (Watford) – 82 gamesAt number nine on the list is Adrian Mariappa who’s goalless streak stretches across two clubs and more than five years. 10 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 10 5. John Stones (Manchester City) – 96 gamesStones was the most expensive English defender when he was sold by Everton to Manchester City in 2016, a transfer record beaten by Kyle Walker the following season.The 24-year-old, though, is still to score a Premier League goal for the reigning title holders with his last coming for the Toffees against Manchester United in April 2015. 10 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 10 Latest Football News targets 10 Bournemouth defender Francis has 121 games without scoring and is unlikely to expunge that record any time soon as he ruptured his ACL in December putting him on the sideline for up to nine months. Phil Jones in action for Manchester United targets Simon Francis has never scored in 121 Premier League games Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury John Stones celebrates Man City’s recent win against Liverpool REPLY Wes Morgan has gone 71 games without a goal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The 29-year-old had a cracking start to the 2015/16 Premier League season finding the net twice in four games but has not scored since.7. Phil Jones (Manchester United) – 89 gamesThe Manchester United centre-back is more well-known for his incredible facial expressions than his goal scoring prowess.The last time he did find the back of the net was in March 2014 against West Brom. In 242 total career games he has just five goals to his name. shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow three-way race Phil Bardsley in action for Burnley against Manchester United TOP WORK MONEY 10 He did score for Newcastle in the 2009-10 Championship season but that does not count towards this record.Simpson has played Premier League football for five different clubs in his career, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Leicester.last_img read more