Clef Club Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:44:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Clef Club 32 32 Manager believes £ 50million star won’t join Arsenal or Spurs Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:00:00 +0000
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Graham Potter is not losing sleep at Brighton despite reports linking Premier League starlet Tariq Lamptey to a money transfer to Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur, speaking to The star.

Of course, Potter is no stranger to speculation.

After all, the Brighton boss has spent much of last summer talking about paper, fending off rumors suggesting people like Yves Bissouma may be quitting the Amex.

This week it was Lamptey’s turn to board the transfer ride.

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According to The Express, Antonio Conte is on the hunt for a new full-back at Tottenham Hotspur with Lamptey, a former Chelsea youngster, emerging as the main contender.

Emerson Royal’s anemic performance in Wednesday’s 2-0 EFL Cup semi-final loss at Stamford Bridge, you think, wouldn’t have done much to change Conte’s mind.

Not that Potter is counting the minutes until the transfer window closes, mind you.

Who would Tariq Lamptey choose? Arsenal or Tottenham?

“I would expect all of our players to be with us (at the end of the window),” said Potter, who was actually linked to Spurs’ work before Conte.

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“There is a lot of speculation, but nothing to report. The fact that there is speculation means that you are doing something very well. And as a club you can be okay with that kind of speculation.

“You never know what the window is doing to know if something is coming from the outside, which you have to take into account.

“We’re not a sales club at all, we don’t have to sell anyone. But you never know in this world, so you have to be a little aware of that. ”

Tottenham’s north London neighbors Arsenal have also been linked with Lamptey, via Duncan Castles of the Transfer Window Podcast.

The swaggering Lamptey would certainly represent a more adventurous alternative to the Takehiro “stable Eddie” Tomiyasu.

Arsenal, of course, have attacked Brighton once this season, investing £ 50million in center-back Ben White.

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In other news, Leeds and Newcastle strike: English club owners block sale of £ 30million hotshot

“Huge support” for Laois Offaly Jobs Club workers on strike to save their own jobs Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:58:19 +0000

SIPTU members working in local employment services (LES) and employment clubs in County Laois and County Offaly today (Monday December 6) launched a work stoppage campaign in the context of a dispute resulting from the privatization of this community service.

The industrial action was supported by a demonstration by SIPTU members outside the Department of Social Welfare in Store Street, Dublin 1.

SIPTU’s Public Administration and Community Organizer Adrian Kane said: “Our members have received tremendous support from the public and the people who use their services in Birr, Portarlington, Tullamore and Dublin.

“We intend to keep the pressure on and step up our actions until Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys understands and stops the proposed destruction of these vital local employment programs.”

He added: “The reality is that our members employed in LES and employment clubs, as well as the people who use these services, will ultimately pay the price for the privatization model proposed by the government. The Minister must realize that the resolve of our members is strong and that they will see their campaign to stop the privatization of these services across the country until it is successful.

“We call again on the Taoiseach to step in and invite stakeholders to establish a forum to discuss a fair way forward,” he said.

The Laois and Offaly Job Club teams will step up their action.

Football agent and senior club manager exposed by Telegraph investigation suspended by FA Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000

Pagliara, Price’s business partner, was also convicted last year on two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe. The FA said it had not investigated Pagliara because it fell outside the regulator’s remit.

Price arranged with Pagliara to pay Wright £ 5,000 in cash, with the promise of an additional £ 5,000 to come, in exchange for encouraging his players to sign with their sports agency, placing their players in the first team of Barnsley, arranging a meet with club owners and provide confidential information about his players’ contracts.

The bribe was paid in cash by an undercover journalist posing as part of a fictitious Far Eastern sports conglomerate created by this newspaper in 2016 as part of an undercover operation in following an information on corruption in English football.

The FA has now sanctioned Wright and Price for two breaches of FA Rule E3, which states that: “A participant must at all times act in the best interests of the game and must not act in an inappropriate or manner that puts the game in danger. disrepute.”

Wright was suspended from all football and soccer related activities, except coaching, for six years and Price was suspended from all soccer and soccer related activities for nine years.

The independent regulatory commission that imposed the sanctions agreed with the judge in the corruption trial when he said that from the very first meeting with the undercover journalist, Pagliara and Price “revealed an awareness of corruption in the football transfer market and a willingness to be involved “.

Wright “naive” for accepting money

Wright told the committee that his main motivation was “always to improve Barnsley FC and the Football League” and that his intentions were “only to improve Barnsley FC by bringing the best possible players into the club, which would not only have strengthened Barnsley FC but also improved the Football League ”.

He added that he got involved with the two agents because he “naively believed that they had the abilities to bring such talented footballers to the championship” and that he was “deeply ashamed of the conversations and the meetings. that took place “when the money was discussed.

Although he argued there was nothing sinister about taking £ 5,000 from the undercover journalist, he admitted that his behavior was “stupid” and that he was “naive” to take the money and have lied to Barnsley FC about it.

Price testified before the commission and apologized for his “mistakes”. The commission said: “He told the panel that he lost his daughter as a result of his actions and described how the case affected him as it had weighed him down for six years. He said he suffered for what he described as his “horrible judgment call”.

This commission concluded that the offense committed by the two men had caused “a very serious and lasting damage to the image of football”.

He added: “It is obviously necessary that the sanctions reflect the seriousness of the offense, punish and deter others from going into similar endeavors in order to protect football from any similar behavior in the future and to promote confidence. . among stakeholders and fans of the game.

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Administrative Assistant. Black and trans led nonprofit PGH sisters is looking for an Administrative Assistant to help keep Founder and CEO Ciora Thomas “organized and responsive to the needs of Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA community, activities, forums and own organizational functions as director ”. Responsibilities include supervising staff and locations when the manager is away; typing; filter phone calls, texts and emails; sorting and delivery of mail; office filing; deposit donations; travel reservation; record keeping; Fund raising; and more. The salary is $ 25 / hour. Click here for more details

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Revolution club manager Bruce Arena named MLS coach of the year Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000

New England Revolution athletic director and head coach Bruce Arena has evolved as a club manager, but his model of success has been consistent.

Arena was named Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year on Monday, joining Steve nicol (2002) as the second Revolution club manager to receive the award.

The Arena learned the news as they set up the Revolution (22-5-7) for Tuesday night’s MLS Cup Eastern Conference semi-final game against New York City FC (14-11-9) at the Gillette Stadium. The Revolution won the Fan Shield for best regular season record and earned a first-round playoff pass.

“Am I different than I was in my early years, there’s no doubt about it,” Arena said. “We learn something every day in this business and I think the game has changed and the atmosphere around the teams has changed.

“There are a lot of issues inside and outside of teams that you have to appreciate these days. Thirty years ago I knew everything and today I realize that I don’t know so it’s a big change for sure.

“But I have changed. I think I’m a bit more patient than I used to be and have always enjoyed coaching. It has been a great experience for me.

The arena joins Bob bradley as the second club manager to win the Coach of the Year award with three different clubs. He captured it with DC United in 1997 and twice with the LA Galaxy, in 2009 and 2011. Arena and Schmid share the MLS record with 240 regular season wins, but he’s on his own with 275 combined season wins. regular and in series.

Arena is a five-time MLS champion with 35 playoff wins and is looking to clinch the first MLS Cup title in Revolutionary history. Arena guided the Revolution to single-season MLS records for points (73) and goals per game (2.14) while also tying the record for wins (22) in the post-shootout era.

“We’re going to find out (Tuesday) what all this hard work has meant,” Arena said. “This is the real test.”

Captain my captain

Rainmaker Revolution Carles gil will wear the captain’s armband with undisputed authority against NYCFC and assume all of the responsibilities that come with the role.

“I think having that kind of pressure is good for me and for the team,” said Gil.

Arena is not the only member of the Revolution team to receive individual accolades. Gil, who missed most of the 2020 season with a foot injury, has been named MLS Player of the Year.

Gil has led MLS in seven important offensive categories, including assists (18) and chances created (130) and is the favorite for the Landon donovan MVP Award. The Revolution is 10-2-4 when Gil scores a goal, 22-0-7 when he registers an assist and 5-0-1 when he has a goal and an assist. Guardian Matt Turner was the recipient of the Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award.

Gotham after dark

The history of the strip between New England and the NYCFC reveals how statistically similar the two teams are despite the Revolution ending with 22 more points.

The Revolution had eight more victories, but 18 of New England’s 22 victories were by one goal. New England finished with a 65-56 advantage in goals scored, but the NYCFC were better with 36 goals against 41 by the Revs. NYCFC enjoyed advantages over the Revs in shots (516-495) and shots on goal (188-181) and showed their venomous middle streak in fouls (506-384), yellow cards (72- 53) and red cards (8-3).

“New York City are an attacking team, have good players, a good mentality and a good pattern and they are well trained,” said Arena. “They defend well as a team. They have defended better collectively over the past month and have known center-backs. ”

NYCFC also has an attacker Valentin Castellanos, the 2021 MLS Golden Boot winner with 19 goals in the regular season and one in the playoffs. Castellanos was second in MLS in combined goals and assists with 27. Castellanos personified NYCFC’s mid-streak with nine yellow cards and 83 fouls.

“He’s tough to face and he’s just been exceptional in a very good team,” said Arena. “He’s definitely the key player in their offense but there are definitely other good players out there.

“He can score goals in a variety of ways from set pieces and running games. His movement in the penalty area is excellent.

that of the Revolution Gustavo Bou was tied for fourth in combined goals and assists with 24, while Gil was tied for eighth with 22. Adam buksa, the Revolutionary Golden Boot with 16 goals, was tied for 11th with 20 combined points.

Department of Labor recovers $ 93,000 for Belle Meade Country Club employees Mon, 01 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Errors in calculating overtime for workers at a Nashville country club led the US Department of Labor to recover $ 93,750 in back wages and damages for 12 workers, the federal agency said on Monday. .

An investigation recovered money for 12 workers who provided lessons, merchandise sales and equipment services to members and guests of the Belle Meade Country Club.

According to a federal press release, investigators from the department’s wages and hours division found that the country club did not include commission payments when they calculated overtime for employees who worked more than 40 hours per work week.

Belle Meade over the years

In doing so, the agency reported, the country club paid overtime at rates lower than legally permitted, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.