first_img Rodgers said: “In the time I’ve been here we’ve never lost two (league) games on the spin and that’s really down to the positivity of the players and how they can bounce back and recover after a defeat. “It’s that type of league; if you lose a game, you can drop a few places. If you win a couple of games on the spin, it will keep you up there. “Our idea was to get through to the midway point being in and around the top positions, which we have been until now. “The league has shown this year, as much as any other time at this level, that it’s very unpredictable and the scoreline (at Hull) probably suggested that. ”But you can’t dwell on it. You’ve got to refocus and reset and go again and that’s what we will look to do.” Steven Gerrard is pleased to be fulfilling his role as Liverpool’s creative force. The captain scored his third Barclays Premier League goal of the season in Sunday’s defeat by Hull but has been central to many more goals, especially from set-pieces. Gerrard told “If you play around good players, they make good movement and put themselves in good positions. Press Association “My job, and what the manager wants me to do from my position, is to try to create and be a playmaker in there. “Maybe I’m playing a little bit deeper this year but I can still get into areas where I can hurt the opposition. That’s what I’m trying to do. “We do work on set-pieces. It’s a part of my game that I’ve tried to work on all my career – to put good deliveries into the box. “I’ve been putting the ball in really good, inviting areas and the forward players and defenders have been finishing them off. “The statistics in football, when it comes down to set-pieces, are huge and can be the difference between winning big football matches and where you finish at the end of the season. “It’s important that we keep scoring from set-pieces, but also that we tighten up and become more aggressive and ruthless when we’re defending our own goal.” The surprise 3-1 defeat at Hull dropped Liverpool to fourth in the table but manager Brendan Rodgers does not think it has adversely affected their overall position. Liverpool have an ideal chance to bounce back with successive home matches against Norwich on Wednesday and West Ham on Saturday, games they are expected to win. last_img read more

first_img Baggies boss Tony Pulis has been in the market for a new goalkeeper all summer and has turned his attention to Lindegaard after failing in a bid to sign David Marshall from Cardiff. West Brom had been in discussions with the Bluebirds about Marshall but refused to meet the Welsh club’s valuation of the player – reported to be £5million. Press Association West Brom have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a two-year deal. center_img Lindegaard had a year remaining on his contract at Manchester United but has now headed to the Midlands. “Since moving to England I’ve been impressed with how well West Brom have done in the Premier League,” Lindegaard said. “I had a good chat with Tony Pulis – I must call him the ‘gaffer’ now – and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club. “From there things moved very quickly. I was very keen to get it done so I can just concentrate on the thing that matters most, the football. “I am very happy to join and hope I can make a big contribution this season.” The 31-year-old, who joined United from Norwegian club Aalesund in January 2011 for a £3.5million fee, found his first-team chances limited, making the last of 29 appearances 16 months ago in a 4-0 victory against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Lindegaard will provide competition for Boaz Myhill, with regular number one Ben Foster not expected back until October as he recovers from a knee injury. He is the third player to move from Old Trafford to West Brom this year, following Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans. Albion also announced that striker Brown Ideye had departed for Greek side Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee. Ideye, 26, joined Albion last summer from Dynamo Kyiv and scored seven times in 31 appearances. last_img read more

first_imgThe victors were in control of the game throughout and had strong performances right across the field.Speaking to Tipp FM sport after the game Cahir coach Alan O Connor said the players were disappointed after their defeat in the South semi final last weekend and arrived in Golden with the right attitude.Elsewhere in the county championship last night Clonmel Commercials ran out 7-12 to 1-13 winners over JK Brackens in Boherlahan. Ardfinnan beat Ballyporeen on a 1-17 to 0-11 scoreline while Killenaule beat Kilsheelan Kilcash by a point 1-12 to 2-8. In the South intermediate hurling quarter final Moyle Rovers were two points winners over Carrick Davins on a 1-25 to 1-23 scoreline after extra time.St Mary’s will now play Ballybacon Grange in the semi final while Moyle Rovers will take on Kilsheelan Kilcash in the other.last_img read more

first_imgTraders and shoppers were left shocked today when Letterkenny Town Council put up their Christmas lights – even before Halloween!Three workmen using a cherry-picker began erecting the lights this morning on the town’s Main Street.Shocked passers-by remarked about the move which comes more than two months before Christmas. Although the lights are being erected, they will not be officially turned on until late November.Traders in Letterkenny and across Donegal are hoping the festive season will spark a spending splurge for struggling businesses.Well-known newsagent Paddy Delap of Clarke’s Newsagent on the town’s Main Street said he wasn’t surprised to see the lights going up.“They’re probably putting them up now while they get a chance. “The forecast for December is horrific so they probably won’t get a chance to get them up again.“It is very early but I suppose we can always call them Halloween lights for now,” he laughed.DONEGALDAILY.COM – ALMOST AS QUICK WITH THE NEWS AS LETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCIL IS WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!!NO, IT’S NOT APRIL 1ST – IT’S HALLOWEEN AND THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HAVE GONE UP! was last modified: October 23rd, 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) Tags:Christmas lightsHalloweenletterkennylast_img read more