Barcelona wanders in the search for a striker

first_imgBarça seems determined to take the step he did not dare in January. Play it with a striker no matter how much he runs the risk of repeating the Boateng episode. Circumstances, however, rush the club, which also let Carles Pérez go without any logic. Endless names related yesterday with Barça. As soon as the discharge time of Ousmane Dembélé, which has to officially reach five months, is formalized, Barça will launch a forward-patch signing that can, in part, occupy the tremendous gap left by Suarez (participated in 41% of the goals that the team has done this season until it was injured) and I trembled. The case of the Frenchman is symbolic because he has played just nine games with the poor record of a goal. The vanguard Lucas Pérez’s published, the Alavés striker who was already close to wearing Barça’s shirt in 2016. At that time he was in Deportivo, but then Luis Enrique and Robert decided on Paco Alcácer, now at Villarreal. The signing of Lucas Pérez would be surprising, but even more agitated Angel’s name. Road of 33 years, the striker is substitute in Getafe. No one in the Coliseum considers his departure but Barcelona kept a discreet silence yesterday. Probably, and as in each name of those presented to it, it wanders. The bet is a risk for the sports commission.In addition to Lucas Pérez and Ángel, the names of Rodrigo (the first objective in the winter market) and of Willian Jose Also from Kevin Gameiro and from the bético Loren. In the background, any forward is Barca’s goal at this time, knowing that clubs no longer want to move their templates and that they have no market beyond LaLiga.What most regrets Barca is not having a quarry. Carles Pérez has gone to Rome; Barça has transferred Abel Ruiz to Braga in the Trincao operation; and, finally, Marquis has been transferred to Juventus. And, as if that were not enough, the Japanese Hiroki Abe has suffered a serious injury identical to that of Dembélé: rupture in the tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh.last_img read more

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JFF, Boyz ready to count their blessings

first_imgThe Reggae Boyz will not be short on blessings when they line up for their next match in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying semi-final play-offs against Costa Rica at the National Stadium on Friday, March 25. They will be needing every bit of it. Costa Rica lead the four nations in Group B challenging for two spots to the Final Round play-offs. After two rounds, the Central Americans have maximum six points and with Jamaica lying joint second with Panama on three points, plus due to play in Costa Rica four days later, getting a good result will be key. As the match will be held on Good Friday, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Captain Horace Burrell said they will be moving to appease their Christian adorers with a church service ahead of the football match, which is slated to kick off at 7 p.m. “Being a religious day, Good Friday, and with Jamaica being a Christian society, the JFF recognises the significance,” said Burrell. His organisation had moved for a postponement as a mark of respect to people who, by way of tradition, observe Good Friday as a deeply religious day. But FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, denied the request. “The day is of religious significance and we’re trying to ensure that we do something special to show our recognition for this special day,” admitted Burrell. “The JFF, having been unsuccessful in having the date changed, decided that the next best thing to do is to arrange to have a period of reverence and celebration and so we have a committee in place and we will be giving some details shortly. “Basically we’re looking at having a praise-and-worship period to start at around five o’clock. We would dedicate a period to religious sermon, and so the Christians too will be asked to contribute by buying a ticket to come in there,” he divulged. Continuing, he said: “We’ll be having some religious leaders to lead us in service. We’ll encourage the church groups at a high level to be a part of it and ask the Christians to come and be a part of it.” This sort of service would be somewhat different from what has occurred in the past, especially in the era when the men’s national senior team was coached by Rene Simoes, who hails from the largely Catholic and football-mad country, Brazil. Simoes guided the country to its first and only senior men’s World Cup Finals appearance in 1998 in France and throughout the campaign, he was also famous for wearing his jersey with the words ‘Jesus Saves’ written on it. “In the past, Reverend All Miller has always preached,” reminded Burrell of the pre-game happenings. In reference to the upcoming event, he noted: “You’ve to show respect to the Christian society and to God. Come in, enjoy the service and enjoy the football game.”last_img read more

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Jury empanelled for North Ruimveldt septuagenarian’s murder

first_imgA 12-member jury was on Monday empanelled for the murder trial of 75-year-old Joyce Lewis in the Georgetown High Court before Justice Navindra Singh.It is alleged that on March 26, 2014, Kevon Alfred, of Second Street, Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD), murdered Lewis at her Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt home.The State’s case is being presented by Prosecutors Tiffini Lyken, Abigail Gibbs and Narissa Leander while Alfred is being represented by Attorney Stanley Moore. The State is expected to call several witnesses when the trial commences on Wednesday.Murdered: Joyce LewisAccording to reports, Lewis’s lifeless body was found in her home by Police and her sister, Veronica Deen, about 08:30h on the morning of March 26, sprawled on a bed with her underwear pulled to her ankles and dark marks around her neck.It was believed that the remigrant was strangled during an early morning robbery.Five months after Lewis was killed, Alfred was arrested and charged with the murder. Reports are that Alfred’s fingerprints were among several that detectives found in the slain woman’s home.It is believed that Alfred allegedly gained entry to Lewis’s house through a window at the back of the two-storey house. The window was broken and the grille barring entry to the home was clipped.The accused was committed to stand trial in the High Court on October 19, 2015 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.During the Preliminary Inquiry (PI), 15 witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution. Alfred was unrepresented throughout the PI despite being given time to source an attorney. He also refused, on several occasions, to sit in on the PI after claiming that Chief Magistrate McLennan was being unfair to him.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo saved as JoyceCaption:Carl Croker has the photos of Alfred (to come)last_img read more

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