Donegal man’s Man Utd collection made club ‘raise an eyebrow’!

first_imgA Donegal man with a Premier League winners’ medal and a collection of memorabilia to rival some museums has had his Milford home become something of a tourist attraction this week.Lifelong Manchester United fanatic Fergus McAteer was featured in the latest edition of Inside United, the club’s official magazine.Fergus, a Kerrykeel native now living in Milford, converted the attic of his home into a Manchester United shrine – ‘Fergie’s Bar’, as it is known. “He’s surrounded by a horde of Red trinketry, paraphernalia and collectibles that could make the United Museum itself raise an eyebrow,” the magazine says.Fergus has quite the stash.He has a programme from every final United have EVER contested – going back to the 1909 FA Cup final, when United won the Cup for the first time.He has managed to bag a collection of personally signed and framed shirts from winning FA Cup final goalscorers. They’re all there: From Norman Whiteside in 1985; Eric Cantona in 1996; right the way up to Jesse Lingard in 2016.“It’s fairly unique,” Fergus modestly told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub this week.“I have a savage amount of memorabilia. The guys in the magazine were taken aback by the scale and the collection. The phone hasn’t stopped since the magazine came out this week.“Cantona was my hero when he came in the 1990s. I got a chance to meet him so that signed jersey is one of my treasured possessions. I have a 1958 shirt too that is framed with an original photo of the ’58 team, which is quite rare.”Possibly his most valued item is the 2007 Premier League winners’ medal. “It cost nothing!” Fergus proudly beams.“At that time, clubs got maybe 50 or 60 medals and you had medals going all over the place to staff and what not. A fella in Manchester that I wheel and deal with came on this; I’m not sure how, but he offered it to me and I wasn’t saying no.”When Fergus got married in 2003, he had in mind a plan to convert a room into a United shrine – and, so, ‘Fergie’s Bar’ was born. It now contains what Fergus describes as ‘significant and iconic’ United memorabilia.Fergie’s Bar is a popular spot for local Reds to watch United games and Fergus is a regular match-goer. The standout memory, for sure, is the 2008 European Cup final in Moscow, when United overcame Chelsea on penalties. “That was pretty special,” he says.Since the departure of Alex Ferguson, United have gone through some choppy waters, but Fergus says Ole Gunnar Solskjær deserves an opportunity to put things right at Old Trafford.“Everyone knows there’s a big job there now,” he says. “There is a project there and he needs the time to mould and build it his way. He needs to get the structure right first of all.”Fergus with Eric CantonaIn 2015, Fergus got the chance to play a charity game at Old Trafford. One of his sons, Johnny, was a mascot. Fergus wore the United number 7 and the captain’s armband, playing alongside the likes of Denis Irwin and Clayton Blackmore.Needless to say, his jersey, armband and boots are hanging proudly in Fergie’s Bar – in a protective glass case, of course!Donegal man’s Man Utd collection made club ‘raise an eyebrow’! was last modified: May 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Alex FergusonClayton BlackmoreEric CantonaFergies BarFergus McAteerInside UnitedKERRYKEELManchester UnitedMilfordNorman Whitesideold traffordOle Gunnar Solskjærlast_img read more

Henry wishes Holloway well and thanks fans

first_imgKarl Henry has thanked QPR fans and praised co-chairman Tony Fernandes in a post on Twitter.Henry, whose contract expires this summer, is being released by the club after four years at Loftus Road.West London Sport revealed in January than Henry, 34, had been told he had no future at Rangers following a row with manager Ian Holloway. Henry later confirmed that the pair had fallen out.Henry received much criticism from R’s fans during his time in W12. He nevertheless thanked them and wished Holloway, director of football Les Ferdinand and the club the best for the future.@QPRFC @tonyfernandes Thank you! pic.twitter.com/ghyGdFxecG— Karl Henry (@karlhenry08) May 22, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

10 months agoRudiger slams Chelsea: Stupid! Mentally weak!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rudiger slams Chelsea: Stupid! Mentally weak!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Toni Rudiger blew his top after their dismal defeat to Leicester City.Stamford Bridge was stunned into silence as a single goal from Jamie Vardy derailed Maurizio Sarri’s men and saw them fall further behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Speaking after the final whistle, a clearly angry Rudiger ranted the Blues can no longer think about the title.And he also revealed that the squad is lacking mental strength, calling the situation “stupid.”Rudiger said: “It’s a disaster. We don’t talk about the title any more.“If we can’t win these games, we can’t compete. We only talk now about top four.“Maybe it’s a lack of mentality. Stupid.” last_img read more

10 months agoDerby, Preston chasing Newcastle midfielder Dan Barlaser

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Derby, Preston chasing Newcastle midfielder Dan Barlaserby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United face losing Dan Barlaser for nothing.The Daily Mail says the Turkey youth international is currently impressing during a loan spell at League One Accrington Stanley and boss John Coleman is desperate to extend his stay beyond January.Barlaser – who has also been involved with England Under-18s – has appeared three times for Newcastle’s first team but is said to have improved markedly in recent months given the exposure to senior football.The 21-year-old is now attracting interest from the likes of Middlesbrough, Derby, Preston and Wigan who are aware of his contract situation at St James’ Park. last_img read more

ExxonMobil Canada selling its 19 stake in the Terra Nova offshore oil

first_imgCALGARY – Exxon Mobil Corp. says its Canadian arm has put up for sale its 19 per cent interest in the Terra Nova offshore oil project 350 kilometres southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador.Spokeswoman Suann Guthrie confirms that the company is marketing its stake after a review of its portfolio to ensure it meets its strategic objectives.She says the decision has no impact on Exxon’s other assets in Canada and adds the company will remain a long-term investor in the province.ExxonMobil Canada is the operator of the $14-billion Hebron offshore oil project off Newfoundland and Labrador, which pumped its first oil in November, and a part owner of the Hibernia offshore project. It operates the Sable offshore natural gas project in Nova Scotia which is being decommissioned due to production declines.Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods said in January the company would invest more than US$50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the United States, helped by reduced U.S. federal taxes on corporations.Calgary-based Suncor Energy is the operator of Terra Nova with a 38 per cent stake. Production began in 2002.Companies in this story include: (TSX:SU)last_img read more

FurBearers appealing to Premier Horgan after lawsuit against conservation officer rejected by

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The executive director of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals says she’s going to be petitioning Premier John Horgan to make changes to the rules governing Conservation Officers in B.C. after the B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed the Association’s lawsuit against a conservation officer who chose to destroy a bear cub two years ago.In May 2016, South Peace resident Tiana Jackson discovered a black bear cub lying on a gravel road near her home, roughly 50 kilometres from Dawson Creek. Jackson reportedly called the Conservation Officer Service after the mother bear didn’t return and brought the cub home, giving it food and water while keeping it in a dog kennel.While en route to Jackson’s home, conservation officer Micah Kneller reportedly called her for an update and explained to her after learning that the cub had been placed in a kennel that it would have to be put down. Despite arranging for the bear to be accepted at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers, Jackson said that Kneller officer refused, and euthanized the bear via lethal injection. “We’re asking for the Province to define the duties of a conservation officer and to provide transparency in doing so,” said Fox. “We’re also asking for independent oversight because right now the Conservation Officer Service is essentially a private army. They review their own complaint process; the duties aren’t defined in the legislation. There’s a need for conservation officers to be very clear within their duties of when they can and when they can’t kill an animal. Right now that’s not clear at all.”With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-court-of-appeal-dismisses-fur-bearers-case-1.4697053 Last November, Jackson and the Association – which also goes by the name ‘The Fur-Bearers’ – filed a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court against Kneller, the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, and the Minister of Environment. In his ruling the following month, Supreme Court Justice G.C. Weatherill stated that “In my view, the management of wildlife resources by conservation officers, as contemplated by the Wildlife Act, includes the authority to kill wildlife in circumstances broader than those set out in [Section 79 of the Wildlife Act].” In January, The Fur-Bearers announced that they would be appealing the verdict to the B.C. Court of Appeal, but the CBC News is reporting that the higher court has also dismissed the Fur-Bearers’ case. Reading the appeal court’s decision, Justice Harvey Groberman said that it would be inappropriate to consider the proceedings as a case about Kneller’s actions and that the power to kill animals as outlined by the Wildlife Act is not limited to section 79, as the Fur-Bearers’ Arden Beddoes lawyer argued.The B.C. Ministry of Environment released the following statement after this morning’s verdict:“Not a single conservation officer relishes the thought of having to put down an animal – euthanization is a last resort. Conservation officers are guided by provincial wildlife policy, as well as their experience and expertise, to make decisions in the field every day. The previous court decision affirms our understanding of the authorities granted to Conservation Officers under the Wildlife Act.‎ As this matter is before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”The Fur-Bearers’ executive director Lesley Fox said that she’s frustrated by the Court’s verdict and that the Association is setting up a call to action and appealing to Premier John Horgan to have conservation officers’ duties to be exactly defined.last_img read more

Natural Gas Transport Truck Exploded sending driver to hospital

first_imgThe driver is in the hospital with injuries that are considered to be serious.For further information on this story; CLICK HERE CHETWYND, B.C. – This past weekend, on Sunday, August 18th at 7:35 am a semi-truck carrying compressed natural gas had an incident that caused the truck to explode and send the driver to the hospital.According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson, Media Relations for the North District RCMP, the incident took place on a windy stretch of road as the vehicle travelled south-west bound towards Chetwynd.There was a single occupant in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved. There are no causal factors currently identified and the investigation is ongoing.last_img

People here want a local face, not a celebrity: Gugan Singh

first_imgA man with age over 70, clad in a yellow kurta is going door to door of every village house in North West Delhi. Once a BJP MLA, now AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate for North West Delhi, Gugan Singh Ranga talks exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh on his poll journey. North West Delhi this time has a tough fight like other seats, what are the issues you are focusing on? This is one of the most underdeveloped and neglected areas in Delhi. After the AAP government was formed, many development works were started. Now work on water pipelines and roads are going on everywhere. But the government has limitations in terms of lands, law and order, these are very big issues. The people have very less access to public amenities, here we need new colleges, universities and also engineering college but the state government does not have the power to do that. I am addressing these issue and telling people about why the AAP raised the demand of the full statehood. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThis is a schedule caste seat and you yourself come from Jatav caste, how will this caste factor work in your favour? This is constitutionally an SC seat but the AAP is not doing any caste centric politics. I have a very good relationship with people of all the castes and even with upper caste people who live here. After the AAP came to power, we have worked for the development of every section of people. We have not done religious and caste-based politics, therefore, I have support from all the sections. It is bizarre that BJP has given the ticket to Hans Raj Hans who is not an SC but a Muslim. We have already put forward all the proofs of this illegal act by BJP. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDelhi dehat as this area is known as is always considered as a place where poor people stay and in mainstream people do not talk about these areas much, how will you deal with these issues? This is the biggest pain of the people North West Delhi constituency. A person who resides in South Delhi is a resident of Delhi and a person from Narela is also a resident of Delhi but people call this area Delhi dehat which means rural Delhi or outer parts of Delhi. One of the major reasons for such perception is because these areas never got a leader who is connected to the ground. To represent the sentiment of these people, you need to walk through the villages of North West, you need to talk to the people, you should know what they are lacking and what they need. After AAP came to power, these areas started developing. I will represent this area to a larger platform and tell the people that this is as much Delhi as like any other section of the state. This time BJP candidate is a celebrity and in comparison, you are just a local face, how is this fight of global vs local? Here people want a face who understands their pain, their demands, their, struggle, their little emotions. These little emotions are very different from songs or cinema or limelight things. The emotions here are raw and connected to the ground, the only person who belongs to this place relate to these needs. Hans Raj Hans from BJP is a great singer and must be a great celebrity but people of this constituency know that he will never stay with them if he wins because his life is very different. But I stay here and always stayed here, served the people. I think that by giving the ticket to an outsider, BJP has made AAP’s chances brighter to win this seat. People of this constituency understand the motive of BJP and these old tricks will not work here.last_img read more

How the Thunder Won Game 4

On Tuesday night, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder tipped things back in their direction, cruising past the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 and leveling the NBA’s Western Conference finals, 2-2. Westbrook was at his aggressive, pinballing best. But the most eye-popping number of the night might not have been among those on his 40-point, 10-assist, five-steal stat line; it may have been the Thunder’s 21-0 edge in fast-break points.An enormous edge like that usually implies a turnover-laden performance by one team, but the Spurs only turned the ball over 13 times, or on 12.7 percent of their offensive possessions. That’s identical to their turnover percentage in the rest of the playoffs. But in Game 4, those turnovers turned into nearly twice as many fast-break points as the Spurs had allowed per game in the playoffs.Why? Not all turnovers are the same. A live-ball turnover, such as steal, tends to give the offense an opportunity to attack a defense that is short a defender or two and out of position. A dead-ball turnover, such as an offensive foul, allows the defense to get all five of its players into position. This difference is significant: Research by Jacob Frankel at Hickory-High (using data from NBAwowy.com) found that NBA teams this season had an effective field goal rate of 61.5 percent on possessions after a live-ball turnover, compared to 46.5 percent after a dead-ball turnover.Again looking at NBAwowy, we can see that just 54.2 percent of the Spurs’ turnovers this season were on steals. But Tuesday night against the Thunder, 12 of the Spurs’ 13 turnovers were caused by steals.San Antonio Spurs Turnovers per  GameIt wasn’t just steals that led to those transition opportunities. The Thunder had eight blocks in the game, many of which turned into transition opportunities (blocked shots count as field goal attempts, not turnovers).One game and 13 turnovers is a small sample size, but some of the Spurs’ struggles appeared to come in the pick-and-roll. According to mySynergySports, the Spurs pick-and-roll ball handlers turned the ball over four times on 19 plays — a turnover rate of 21 percent; the Spurs turned the ball over on just 14 percent of pick-and-roll possessions across the entire season.Athletic and aggressive, the Thunder can be incredibly disruptive on defense, quickly converting those disruptions into efficient offensive opportunities. Before Game 4, the Spurs had mostly short-circuited that ability with precise execution. Not so Tuesday night. read more

Fear Of Flying Could Cost NBA Draftee Royce White

In a nine-month NBA season, players spend half their time in the air getting to the next city. For Iowa State forward Royce White, a projected to be a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, that is a scary proposition — for him and prospective teams.A sure-fire first round talent, White could drop but there have been concerns he could fall all the way into the second round in part over — of all things — a fear of flying.The fear of flying is part of a larger anxiety disorder for White, who has also admitted to struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and uses medication to control both. That concerns NBA evaluators in light of former NBA draft picks like Eddie Griffin, the No. 7 overall pick in 2001 who battled depression before tragically dying at the age of 25 after his car crashed into a train in 2007 while he was under the influence of alcohol.“It’s going to be something that a team taking him on is going to have to have something in place, whether it’s a staff member or a plan in place to help him accommodate some of his fears with the travel aspect because that’s such a huge part of an NBA season.”A second GM told NBA.com that White’s situation is similar to a player who has off-the-court problems — presumably meaning run-ins with the law or substance abuse — in regards to how it may affect his stock. White has rightfully taken offense to comparisons like that for something that he can’t control and afflicts millions of Americans.“It’s like cancer or heart disease. Are those character issues, too?” said to the Akron Beacon Journal. “I don’t like when that association is made. There’s a lot of people out there who have an anxiety disorder and don’t talk about it for that reason. People think it’s a character issue and it’s not.“I’m going to continue to be me, I’m going to continue to be an advocate for the mental illness community. I’ll continue to talk about it and be forthcoming about it. When a person or public figure talks about it, it lets people know that haven’t been diagnosed to go and get checked. You’re not alone.”The difference between being selected in the first round and second round is significant. Though White is rumored to have a guarantee that he won’t fall below the Boston Celtics, who have picks 21 and 22, a dip into the second round could mean dropping from a four-year deal guaranteed at around $6 million in total, or a non-guaranteed two-year deal with a starting salary of about a third of the probable $1.2 million White would make in his first year if he were selected by Boston.He burst onto the scene this past March when he put forth big performances against Connecticut and eventual champion Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. As a result, the 6-foot-8 forward vaulted into the consciousness of NBA talent evaluators and was thought by some to be a lottery pick after declaring early for the draft as a sophomore.To be fair, scouts are also worried about erratic behavior in White’s past. He pleaded guilty to shoplifting and was also accused of stealing a laptop computer when he was a freshman at Minnesota during the 2009-10 season before quitting the team over YouTube.But from all indications, those issues are now in the past as White led the Cyclones in five statistical categories last season and was a First Team All-Big 12 performer while displaying a charming personality. read more