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first_img Tottenham: Net PROFIT last five seasons – £36.7m – This is where the clubs substantially differ. Amazingly, Tottenham are the only Premier League club in the last five seasons to have made a profit on transfers. Daniel Levy’s shrewd business acumen has seen the likes of Bale and Luka Modric (above) sold to Real Madrid for big bucks, while emphasis has been placed on harnessing the development of the club’s youth system. The club’s finances are in good shape and will see the development of a new 60,000-seater stadium ready for the 2018/19 season. Tottenham: Average Premier League finish in last five years – 5 – Tottenham have been extremely consistent in the last five years. While the more optimistic sections of their fan base may yearn for regular top-four finishes, given their financial power they’ve done well to drop no lower than sixth. They even managed a Gareth Bale-inspired fourth place finish in 2012, but were cruelly denied Champions League football after Chelsea won the competition and stole their spot. Liverpool: Spent over £100m after selling Luis Suarez in 2014 – Brendan Rodgers, analysing Spurs’ £100m spending spree, intimated that a splurge of that magnitude should see the club challenging for the league. So when Liverpool used the £75m they recouped from Barcelona for Luis Suarez in July 2014, you’d think the Reds would have consolidated on the brilliance of the previous season? Wrong. They made exactly the same mistake, recruiting expensive mistakes like Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli (above) and Lazar Markovic, with the latter two subsequently shipped out on loan a year later after uninspiring campaigns. Similarly, only one signing from that summer has probably proved his worth – Emre Can. 8 Liverpool: Average Premier League finish in last five years – 6 – While Liverpool came agonisingly close to a first ever Premier League title in 2013/14, that is their only top five finish in the last five years. There is an argument that their futile title challenge was a complete anomaly given their previous three finishes were sixth, eighth and seventh under FSG’s ownership. Another disappointing sixth place last term made Brendan Rodgers’ departure inevitable. On the five-year anniversary of Fenway Sports Group’s (FSG) takeover of Liverpool, much has been made of the progress the club has made since the American owners assumed control.Brendan Rodgers was seen as the pin up boy to their model image of what Liverpool should represent, but the Northern Irishman was dismissed two weeks ago after an underwhelming 18 months.Interestingly, new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge is against Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime – a side who the Merseysiders are regularly compared to in their respective bids to gatecrash the top four.Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher offered a damning assessment of his former club’s treatment of Rodgers, suggesting they were ‘becoming Tottenham’.He told Sky Sports: “Liverpool are becoming Tottenham, think they’re a big club but the real big clubs are not too worried about them – who they buy, what they’re going to do – that’s the situation as it’s become for Liverpool, even when I was there at the end.”With Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal financially in a different league financially, Liverpool and Tottenham have been left to play catch up in their pursuit of Champions League football.But just how similar have the two clubs been in the last five years?Click on the yellow arrow, above, right to see our analysis… Tottenham: Trophy record in last five years – One League Cup final – Spurs’ performances in cup competitions in the last few seasons have left little to be desired. Until March’s 2-0 League Cup final defeat to Chelsea they had gone without a major final appearance since 2009. Despite finishing fourth in 2011/12, they haven’t qualified for Champions League football in that period either. 8 8 8center_img Tottenham: Spent over £100m after selling Gareth Bale in 2013 – Roberto Soldado struggled at Spurs Liverpool: Net SPEND last five seasons: £162.6m – In stark contrast, Liverpool have comparatively spent big in the last five years. The January transfer window in 2011 proved to be FSG’s first big statement of intent, overseeing the eye-watering captures of £22m Luis Suarez and £35m Andy Carroll. Other hefty fees parted with in the same period include £25m on Adam Lallana, £29m on Roberto Firmino and £32.5m on Christian Benteke. 8 Liverpool: Trophy record in last five years – One League Cup win and one FA Cup final – Liverpool’s record in cup competitions doesn’t read much better. Under Kenny Dalglish in 2011/12 the Reds were abject in the league put proved a force to be reckoned with in the domestic cups, winning the League Cup and losing the FA Cup final to Chelsea. They returned to the Champions League for the first time since 2009/10 last season, only to see their challenge end rather prematurely in the group stages. 8 8 getty images 8last_img read more


first_imgTottenham have announced that Peter Baker, a member of the 1961 double-winning side, has died at the age of 84 following illness.Baker was born in Hampstead, north London and joined Spurs in June 1949, playing 342 times for the club after making his debut in a team containing Bill Nicholson in 1953.When Nicholson later managed the club, the right-back became an integral part of his 1961 squad and formed one half of a formidable full-back pairing with Ron Henry, as Spurs won both the league and FA Cup in the same season.After helping Spurs retain the FA Cup in 1962, Baker was part of the side that became the first British club to win a European trophy when they beat Atletico Madrid to lift the 1963 Cup Winners’ Cup.He left White Hart Lane in 1965 when he emigrated to South Africa to play for and later manage Durban United.Baker was inducted into the Tottenham Hall of Fame in 2004. 2 Peter Baker has died aged 84 center_img 2last_img read more


first_imgWEST COVINA – Mayor Mike Touhey accused Councilman Roger Hernandez’s campaign manager of voter fraud Friday for registering to vote out of Hernandez’s West Covina home while living in Los Angeles. The campaign manager, Paz Oliverez, acknowledged Friday changing her voter registration to West Covina from her actual home address in Hollywood. “I thought you could vote anywhere, because when I went to college I voted there, even though I was still living at my parents’ house,” she said. “It was a mistake on my part. If it is that big an issue, I won’t vote. I did not vote absentee yet out of West Covina.” Oliverez called Touhey’s accusation “just one more dirty trick” to try to damage Hernandez’s reputation before Tuesday’s election. West Covina police forwarded their complaints to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for independent investigation. West Covina Police Chief Frank Wills has described as preposterous Hernandez’s claim of a police role in a political conspiracy orchestrated by the mayor. According to the L.A. County Registrar’s office, Oliverez listed Hernandez’s address on her most recent voter registration form. Registering at a location other than one’s place of residence is illegal under federal election laws, said Marcia Ventura, a spokeswoman for the registrar’s office. “What is listed in a voter registration form is done so under penalty of perjury,” said Ventura. “If someone brought this to our attention, we would refer it to the DA’s Voter Integrity Unit.” The penalty for perjury in California is up to four years in state prison, according to the state penal code. Touhey said he requested the voter registration status after reading in Oliverez’s formal complaint to the West Covina police that she was “home alone” at Hernandez’s condominium before police arrived to investigate last week’s complaint. “But she gave the police her Leland Way address” in the police report, Touhey said. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He is fishing for anything,” Oliverez said. Oliverez, who is listed on Hernandez’s campaign disclosure forms as a consultant, gave police her Leland Avenue address in Los Angeles when officers responded Oct. 26 to a neighbor’s call of possible domestic violence at the councilman’s Kauai Street condominium. Hernandez was hostile and threatening to officers responding to the nonemergency call, police said. One officer reached for his Taser when the councilman attempted to close a garage door on the officer, according to the police report. Hernandez and Oliverez have denied any argument occurred in the residence. They have filed complaints with West Covina police, claiming the officers’ actions were politically motivated and driven by Touhey. last_img read more


first_img1 Here is a selection of Sunday newspaper stories…Man United will have to break the world transfer record – Gareth Bale’s £85.3m to Real Madrid – to sign Paul Pogba. (Sunday Telegraph)Jose Mourinho believes a £30m bid will be sufficient to sign Wolfsburg attacker Julian Draxler. (Star on Sunday)But The Observer claim the Red Devils are close to signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Observer)Pep Guardiola is confident John Stones will sign for Manchester City from Everton, but faces competition from Chelsea and Manchester United. (Sun)Tottenham’s Eric Dier has caught the eye of Bayern Munich thanks to his displays at Euro 2016. (Sunday People)Arsene Wenger is attempting to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with Atletico Madrid and West Ham also in the hunt for his signature. (Sunday Mirror)Stoke will sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino this week for £16m. (Sunday People)Ronald Koeman wants to bring former Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton from Man United. (Sunday Mirror) Rafael Benitez will make a £10m bid for Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie, with Andros Townsend poised to leave this summer. (Sun)Leicester City have a budget of £50m just to retain the players who won the title last season. (Star on Sunday) Scroll down for a selection of stories… last_img read more


first_img “Everybody knew everybody,” Coblentz said. “It’s a senseless murder. Over disrespect and pride, someone’s going to lose their life over that? It just doesn’t make sense.” Police said the case began when an argument escalated into a dispute among a group of acquaintances. Polisadzhyan was treated by paramedics at scene and taken to a local hospital where he died. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – Citing a lack of evidence, prosecutors declined to file charges against two males who were arrested in connection with last month’s stabbing death of a 19-year-old man in a case police said started when one person disrespected another. Rudolf Mekhakian, 20, and a 17-year-old male were freed after being booked in connection with the slaying of Abraham Polisadzhyan, who was among a group of nine Armenian males gathered in a parking lot Nov. 5 on the southeast corner of Woodman Avenue and Vanowen Street to settle an argument, police said. The teen’s name was withheld because he is a minor, officials said. They were arrested Nov. 29, after being identified by witnesses to the murder, said Los Angeles Police Detective Mike Coblentz. Police said the incident went down when two suspects pulled up in a Lexus or Infiniti, got out of the car and then one of them stabbed Polisadzhyan before both suspects got back in the car and disappeared, Coblentz said. Neither a vehicle nor a weapon has been recovered, Coblentz said.last_img read more


first_imgThree men pleaded not guilty Friday to causing a wildfire that destroyed 50 homes in Malibu, and their lawyers said outside court they were being made scapegoats by an outraged community. Even the judge took the unusual step of denying from the bench that his Malibu neighbors had pressured him. “Nobody’s putting pressure on me,” said Superior Court Judge Michael K. Kellogg, who works in the San Fernando Valley but lives in Malibu. “No one … has come down from Malibu and knocked on my door and said, `Hey Judge, we know where you live!” Five men have been charged with recklessly causing the Nov. 24 fire that swept through 4,000 acres of Malibu canyon land. Six firefighters were hurt and 50 homes and 35 other buildings were destroyed. The judge did lower Frank’s bail from $230,000 to $100,000, saying that, according to witnesses, he was the only one who tried to put out the fire. “Everybody else was packing up their gear and getting ready to head for the parking lot,” the judge said. Franks’ public defender, Douglas Jay Goldstein, said his client still cannot raise the money and would spend the holidays in jail. All five are charged with recklessly causing a fire with great bodily injury and recklessly causing fire to inhabited structures.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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAttorneys entered not guilty pleas for Brian David Franks, 27; William Thomas Coppock, 23; and Brian Alan Anderson, 22, all of Los Angeles. The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing Jan. 7 to determine whether there is enough evidence to hold the three for trial. Two Culver City men, Dean Allen Lavorante, 19, and Eric Matthew Ullman, 18, face arraignment in February. They and Anderson are free on bail. During Friday’s hearing, the judge denied requests to free Coppock and Franks from jail without bail until trial. Their attorneys have argued the men were not a danger to the community. Prosecutors said their actions during the blaze put other people’s lives in danger. “There is nothing to show me that there wasn’t this callousness and a high level of carelessness,” Kellogg said. “And all the `sorrys’ in the world don’t change that.” last_img

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first_imgTHEY’RE a clever lot in Rathmullan.And they always come up with something special at Christmas.So here’s the latest offering…..there’s even some snow and Santa.Click Play to Watch.  DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM RATHMULLAN was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM RATHMULLANlast_img read more


first_imgA gang has stolen thousands of euro worth of telephone wire from Newmills on the outskirts of Letterkenny.The theft of the Eircom wire, more than 200 metres worth, took place in recent days.The raid took place in the Brownhall area and Gardai say the gang must have some form of transport to move the heavy wiring. Dozens of similar crimes have taken place across the Fanad Peninisula over the past three years.No arrests have yet been made into the Newmills robbery. GANG STEAL THOUSANDS OF EURO OF TELEPHONE WIRE was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:Copper WireEircomgangNEWMILLStheftlast_img read more


first_img Hewitt, for one, can’t see anybody beating Federer here. “No, I can’t. It’s very hard to back against him,” he said. “Obviously, his scorelines are convincing and when he’s playing with that much confidence, I can’t see anyone beating him.” Federer was 81-4 last season, winning 11 titles. He has lost only 12 games in six sets across two rounds here, saving energy for later in the tournament with a 72-minute, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 disposal of Germany’s Florian Mayer on Thursday. Federer’s Swiss compatriot, former women’s No. 1 Martina Hingis, continued her impressive comeback from an injury-enforced three years off with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Finland’s Emma Laine. Losses by No. 5 Mary Pierce and No. 21 Ava Ivanovic mean that Hingis has no seeded players in her part of the draw until the quarterfinals, when she could face second-seeded Kim Clijsters. Also advancing on the women’s side Thursday were No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo, No. 7 Patty Schnyder and No. 12 Anastasia Myskina. In today’s fourth-round action, Maria Sharapova routed Jelena Kostanic 6-0, 6-1 to set up a possible showdown with Serena Williams. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, lost to Williams in the semifinals here last year after twice serving for the match and squandering three match points. The pair could meet again, this time in the round of 16. “It’ll be great,” Sharapova said, referring to a possible matchup with Williams. “Of course I was disappointed last year. But … I’ll get my revenge.” Defending champion Williams was playing No. 17 Daniela Hantuchova in the third round today, with the winner advancing to play fourth-seeded Sharapova. On the men’s side today, Andy Roddick fired 17 aces in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over French qualifier Julien Benneteau, hustling through the third round. The 23-year-old American, seeded second, won 17 of the first 18 points against Benneteau, firing five aces in his first two service games as he raced to a 5-0 lead. “I’m just trying to be aggressive,” Roddick said. Roddick’s next opponent is Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, who beat Denis Gremelmayr 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Men’s winners Thursday included No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko, a potential quarterfinal opponent for Federer, No. 6 Guillermo Coria, No. 12 Dominik Hrbaty, No. 15 Juan Carlos Ferrero, No. 21 Nicolas Kiefer and No. 25 Sebastien Grosjean. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MELBOURNE, Australia – Adios, Lleyton. G’day, Juan. Third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt was upset 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-2 by Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday, reversing the outcome of their spiteful previous encounter at Melbourne Park. “This will hurt for a few days,” said the Aussie, who shook hands quickly with Chela and walked quickly off the court, eyes downcast. And he wasn’t talking about his ankle strain that needed attention in the third set. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I was giving everything I had out there – I just wasn’t up to it.” A finalist here in 2005, Hewitt has lost to the eventual champion in his past seven majors. But unless unseeded Chela makes a startling run, Hewitt’s shocking loss has opened a potentially easier road for top-ranked Roger Federer. Unlike the third-round tussle in 2005, when Hewitt overcame Chela in four sets, with a boisterous crowd in his corner, the Rod Laver Arena was almost muted for the first two sets. With injuries forcing defending champion Marat Safin, No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal and four-time winner Andre Agassi out – and Hewitt now eliminated – Federer is the overwhelming favorite. last_img read more