Dr. Sawyer Urges Liberians, Lone Star Tech Team Not to Lose Hope

first_imgDr. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission (GC), yesterday paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of the Liberia Football Association on Benson Street in Monrovia to plead for calm in the wake of the shocking disappointment in the match against Togo last Sunday.“These things happen,” Dr. Sawyer, the former interim president, told Mr. Henry Browne and Coach Kaetu Smith. “Pass my message on to James Debbah and we must look forward and not let the disappointment defeat us.”Dr. Sawyer also appealed to Liberians not to let the disappointment sap their determination to support Lone Star’s technical team, led by James Salinsa Debbah.Responding, LFA technical director Browne assured Dr. Sawyer that he would convey his sentiments of solidarity to Coach Debbah and to his technical team on his recommendation.Meanwhile, Coach Debbah, on an LBS radio program yesterday expressed disappointment with Liberians who say that he has done nothing to develop the national team.“I am ok when I am criticized constructively,” said a disappointed Debbah, “but I am not happy when people state that I have done nothing for the team, because of the team’s failure to have maintained its lead to win the match against Togo.”He admitted that Togo is an experienced soccer nation with players who are more experienced than their Liberian counterparts.Coach Debbah, who felt he was not being fairly criticized, further admitted that he was disappointed after the game and would be glad to resign for another coach to take his position.He further admitted that the national team players are good at playing for 65 minutes and thereafter they suffer lack of stamina and pointed out that he signed his contract with the Liberia Football Association to build a team and not qualify the team for a continental contest like the African Cup of Nations.Though many disagreed with him and insisted that he must express apology to the over 3.5 million Liberians who placed their trust in him as a coach to lead their national team against Togo that did not materialize as expected.Later, Debbah said, “I apologize for the disappointment but Liberians must understand that that is soccer and these things happen sometimes.” He said the Togolese French coach Claude de Roy, coached him during his playing days with French club Paris St. Germain and admitted that the game was between a boss and a student.Contributing, LFA President Musa Bility explained that all over the world coaches are blamed when teams lose matches and there is no other way to handle the disappointment on Sunday.“In such a situation we all have to look at what went wrong and talk about it and fix what we can fix as a family,” Bility, who expressed confidence in Debbah’s ability to carry on the job, said.Many others said Debbah must lead the campaign to pick up the pieces and forge ahead to face upcoming challenges, since Liberia will have to travel to Tunisia for the last decider.Debbah meanwhile explained that he suffers from a back pain that made him unable to have stood up during the game to give instructions to his boys, for which many fans have criticized him.“I took 6 injections before the match and I was still suffering the pain,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Let My People Sing… Again’

first_imgBoth are held regularly at Temple Sinai in Los Angeles and Adat Ari El Synagogue in Valley Village. Taubman was asked at last year’s Passover-timed festival to develop an event as a fundraiser for humanitarian projects implemented by Encino-based Jewish World Watch. The “Seder for Darfur” proceeds were used to fund construction of water wells in the western region of Sudan that has been in turmoil since 2003. Among other efforts, Jewish World Watch has built two medical clinics and donated solar cookers to refugee centers in Darfur. Taubman has designated that this year’s festival will benefit Jewish World Watch’s mission to help stop genocide and other atrocities in Darfur and around the world. “I want people to leave (the events) with an `I can’ attitude. I can make a difference,” Taubman said. “No, we’re not going to change the world in one day. But we can make a start.” The personable Taubman could concentrate his time with his concert appearances and his independent record label Craig `n’ Co., which produces CDs of contemporary Jewish music by assorted musicians and singers. But he said tikkun olam – or repairing the world – is one of his priorities. “If you had to do something tomorrow, next week, next month, next year – and not get paid – what would it be? That’s what you have to commit yourself to,” Taubman said. “I know that on some level, it’s making a difference.” This year’s “Let My People Sing … Again” events include: “Freedom Song,” a Passover-themed play based on true stories from addicts, and Faith Jam ’07, a concert with Muslim, Jewish and Christian artists from around the world. It also will include a Friday Night Live Shabbat service; a Shabbat morning service with Jewish recording artist Debbie Friedman; a sing-along with cantors and a 200-member choir and an evening of contemporary Israeli dance and music. The major fundraiser to benefit Jewish World Watch will be Voices of Hope at The Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley. The event will include performances by Theodore Bikel, Jason Alexander, Pharaoh’s Daughter and Taubman. “It was an incredible, moving, spiritual and entertaining event that raised $100,000,” said Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, executive director of Jewish World Watch, recalling the “Seder for Darfur.” “When Jews say `never again,’ that applies for any community. But we all have to stand up and be counted.” Acknowledging that people could be overwhelmed with appeals for donations to many causes, Schwartz-Getzug said, however, that simple acts like e-mailing the United Nations or President George W. Bush could help the desperate situation in Darfur. “You can speak to your community group, your Girl Scout troop, your church. For $30 dollars, you can purchase two solar cookers for one family. The solar cooker (campaign) can empower women who are subject to attack and rape when they go looking for firewood,” Schwartz-Getzug said. “Individuals can do a lot, and if we all do something together, we can make an impact.” “Voices of Hope” concert, 7:30p.m. March 10, The Brandeis-Bardin Institute, 101 Peppertree Lane. Admission: $75-$100. Tickets in advance from Jewish World Watch, call (818) 501-1836 or www.jewishworldwatch.org. For more information, go to www.letmypeoplesing.com. holly.andres@dailynews.com (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Musicians, singers and dancers from around the world will gather together for a five-day arts festival designed to raise public awareness on the plight of ethnic groups in Darfur, Sudan. “Let My People Sing … Again” is the second-annual event produced by San Fernando Valley-based singer-songwriter-record producer Craig Taubman. The March 7-11 festival will include six programs in various locations across Los Angeles and Ventura counties. “Our goal is to bring awareness. We can do it here, and we are obligated to do it,” said Taubman, who also is known for his musical involvement with two Jewish Shabbat services, “Friday Night Live” and “One Shabbat Morning.” last_img

City offers child-care options

first_img“It allows us to run a school within a school,” Dennis said. The two options come with drawbacks, though. Parents who enroll children in the Think Together program are not allowed to pick their child up before the 6 p.m. dismissal, except in emergency situations or doctor’s appointments. Additionally, this program is only for the school year though district officials said parents can enroll their children in the city program during summer and winter vacations. The city-sponsored program, available at eight elementary schools, gives parents more flexibility but cost $55 per week. The city program is in its 10th school year and has 157 students. The district and city are discussing the possibility of expanding the program to the five remaining schools. A decision is expected after the district receives survey results expected to highlight how much use the city program may get from parents who choose not to accept the Think Together option. Baldwin Park officials met with parents in two community meetings last week to discuss the situation and answer questions, said Froilan Mendoza, senior director of student achievement. Adriana Vargas’ 8-year-old daughter is enrolled in the state latchkey program at Walnut Elementary and and expects to use the Think Together option. Vargas’ three other children participated in the state-sponsored program but believes that her daughter will receive some benefits from the new program. “If it is an enrichment, it will help her, especially the nutrition component,” Vargas said. caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State legislation is forcing school districts that offer state-funded child care to overhaul their programs. Under the law, children will no longer be automatically enrolled in a subsidized child-care program if there is a before- or after-school program available. However, both of the local options parents have in the Baldwin Park school district have drawbacks, including inflexible pick-up times or a high enrollment fee. Locally, Baldwin Park and Garvey are among the districts that offer state-funded child-care or latchkey programs, providing these children with supervision between 3 and 6 p.m. Experts say the three hours – typically when working parents worry – are the most dangerous times for kids and that after-school programs or child care provide security that they are under a watchful eye. Baldwin Park officials said the new law required after-school programs have a more academic focus, said Christine Dennis, assistant superintendent of student services. “The law wanted children to be in a program that was far more comprehensive that would keep the children off of the streets,” Dennis said. Parents with children enrolled in the district’s state-funded latchkey program will have two options for their child-care needs when the 2007-08 school year starts in August: Think Together, a nonprofit that can serve up to 1,300 students – 100 per site – at all 13 elementary schools, or a city-sponsored program now available at eight elementary schools. The Think Together program is available in Baldwin Park in a smaller capacity that serves 30 to 50 students per site. The program gives students homework assistance, math and reading classes, a physical education and nutrition component. last_img read more

Van on the move! Norwich City’s record signing set to leave on loan

first_img1 Ricky van Wolfswinkel Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is set to join Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan deal.Van Wolfswinkel, 25, became the Canaries’ record signing when he joined from Sporting Lisbon last summer.However, the Dutchman struggled in the top-flight, scoring just one Premier League goal, as Norwich were relegated to the Championship.He is now poised to depart Carrow Road for France to link up with St Etienne, who are keen to add to their striking options following the departure of Brazilian striker Brandao to Bastia.Christophe Galtier, whose side finished 4th in Ligue 1 last term and qualified for the Europa League, has earmarked Van Wolfswinkel as his replacement and is hopeful of tying up a deal.There could also be more departures from Carrow Road in the next few weeks, with the futures of Nathan Redmond and Dutch World Cup star Leroy Fer uncertain.last_img read more

Pep the perfectionist delivers a Manchester masterpiece

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has added the English Premier League title to his glittering CV © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Less than 12 months ago Pep Guardiola feared he could be facing the sack at Manchester City after his first trophyless season in an almost impeccable coaching career.Now he has added to three league titles in both Spain and Germany by conquering England in a style that has provoked comparisons with the greatest sides ever seen in the Premier League. Used to the highest of demands from his spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Guardiola believed other clubs may have been more ruthless after City finished 15 points behind Chelsea in third in the Premier League last season.But City were never likely to cut Guardiola adrift so quickly having waited so long to land him in the first place.Pep Guardiola went trophyless in his first season at Manchester City © AFP/File / Paul ELLISThat patience has been rewarded in spectacular fashion as City wrapped up the title with five games to spare to match Manchester United’s record for the earliest Premier League title win in 2000/2001.While Guardiola has admitted to doubts over his future last season, he never wavered in the way he wanted his side to play.“Last season many times when I was asked — it works to play my way and I said ‘I am going to insist’, I never had a doubt about that,” Guardiola said recently.Mocked at times in the British media for stating he does not train players how to tackle, questions were raised whether Guardiola’s style, learned at the knee of the legendary Johan Cruyff at Barcelona, was compatible with the more physical approach of the Premier League.“For those of us brought up on those ideas, who have internalised them so deeply, it’s like a religion,” former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez told the Guardian newspaper of his old coach. “Pep is a purist.”– ‘Ruthless, intense, obsessive’ –Guardiola has proven his point, but he had to show a ruthless streak of his own along the way.Pep Guardiola (left) oversees Barcelona training in 2009 © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSClaudio Bravo’s series of costly errors in goal saw him replaced by the excellent Ederson to give City a far more stable platform from which to build.Critics point to the enormous sums City have splashed on players before and during Guardiola’s reign, with nearly £500 million ($700 million) spent on transfer fees in the past two seasons alone.But the secret to Guardiola’s success is also taking the raw talent at his disposal and harnessing it into something even more special.“A manager like that brings the best out of you, he makes sure to tell you when you’re in the wrong,” said Raheem Sterling, who has finally delivered on his abundant potential, scoring 21 goals this season.While moulding the prodigious talents of Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane, Guardiola has also kept City’s old guard from two previous Premier League title triumphs.Forced to battle for his place in the team with Jesus, City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero described the Catalan as the best coach he has ever had after netting in the League Cup final in February to deliver Guardiola’s first trophy at City.Guardiola’s magic comes from a mix of relentless work on the training ground and intensive study of his opponents.In the book “Pep Confidential” chronicling Guardiola’s first season at Bayern, Catalan author Marti Perarnau describes Guardiola’s process of burying himself in his study for hours until he finds his “eureka” moment of how to defeat the opposition.“He is obsessive, he would keep going until he got it right,” added Xavi. “He demands so much from himself. And that pressure that he puts on himself, those demands are contagious — it spreads to everyone. He wants everything to be perfect.”Having beaten all before him at Barca and Bayern, Guardiola now has his masterpiece in Manchester too.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

first_imgBeIN Sports was only recently awarded the exclusive broadcasting rights across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for another three seasons up to the 2021/22 campaign after paying ‘tens of millions’ for them.“The Premier League takes piracy in all its forms extremely seriously and is committed to working with its broadcast partners and regulatory authorities in territories all around the world to stop the non-authorised exploitation of its content,” read a statement from the EPL.“As such, the Premier League has appointed legal counsel in Saudi Arabia to begin the process of bringing legal action against the parties involved in this piracy.“Given the strong copyright framework in Saudi Arabia, the Premier League is confident that the Saudi Arabian authorities will ultimately uphold its clear rights when the action is commenced.”It is the latest development in a long-running war over illegal broadcasts fuelled by a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.Earlier this month BeIN — which has paid billions of dollars to secure exclusive rights to broadcast English Premier League and French Ligue 1 matches live — said it had “irrefutable evidence” that beoutQ was illegally showing hundreds of live European football matches.It added they were being carried on the Saudi-based satellite provider Arabsat.US company Cisco Systems, Swiss firm NAGRA and Overon, based in Spain, carried out the research for beIN.BeIN claims that since last October the pirate channel beoutQ has been illegally transmitting its broadcasts.Saudi Arabia and Arabsat have denied any links with beoutQ.The piracy scheme operated during the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beIN said tournament matches were illegally broadcast.The row has been dragging in major sporting federations, alarmed that expensively-acquired television rights may be at risk.In July, FIFA said it was preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters.The piracy issue has surfaced at a politically sensitive time in the Gulf, with Doha boycotted by Riyadh and other neighbours, in a highly fractious diplomatic and economic dispute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The English Premier League is beginning legal action in Saudi Arabia to protect its exclusive broadcaster in the Middle East Qatar-based beIN Sport © AFP/File / ERIC PIERMONTLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 21 – The English Premier League said Tuesday it is taking steps to bring legal action in Saudi Arabia to resolve a piracy issue over the televising of its matches and to protect its authorised broadcaster Qatar-based beIN Media Group.The EPL said it had seen “compelling evidence” that all 20 of its matches shown over the first two weekends of this season’s campaign had been broadcast illegally by a pirate TV channel called “beoutQ’.last_img read more

EVIL DAD WHO BEAT HIS CHILDREN IN DRUNKEN RAGES FOUND GUILTY BY JURY

first_imgTWO of Donegal’s bravest teenage girls wept and hugged each other as a jury found their evil father guilty of beating them and giving them drink over a sickening four year reign of terror at their home in the county.The evil dad can’t be named – to protect the identity of the girls. The girls have asked for their anonymity to be protected as they re-build their lives with loving foster parents. (Please DO NOT speculate on social media and respect the girls’ wishes).Their joy at being believed by a jury at Letterkenny Circuit Court couldn’t be held back. Their mother had stood by their father as he pleaded not guilty to six counts of cruelty towards the children.And their brother – who had given an extensive and detailed statement detailing the physical abuse – withdrew his statement and gave evidence backing his dad, saying he had made up his claims.The charges relate to alleged offences between May 1, 2008 and April 22, 2012. The six children were taken from their parents by social services in January 2008 and the returned to their parents two months later.By May they were being battered with a stick, punched in the head, head-butted, slapped and had their heads banged off bars in a series of sickening attacks which would last for the next FOUR YEARS!The girls, now aged 18 and 15, were aged just 10 and seven when their sick dad’s drunken attacks began.The daughter now aged 18 cried as she gave evidence before a jury and Judge John O’Hagan as she told of weekly assaults by her dad, made to re-live the hell.The girl told the court that at first everything seemed fine in March 2008.“Dinner would be on the table when we got home from school and the house was clean,” said the girl who is now in foster care.She said her parents were having the odd drink at the weekend.However after a few weeks her mother would stay away from the house during the week in a friend’s flat to be nearer to her place of work.Her father began drinking heavily, she claimed, sometimes until 7am in the morning.She said each day her older sister would get her father to bed before they woke the younger children, made them breakfast and got them ready for school.The teenager said that on St Patrick’s Day in 2009 she had gone to the shop. She sent a text to her mother and older sister telling them her dad was drinking again.When she got home her dad had shouted at her: “Are you mouthing?”She said her dad had gone to a cupboard, poured himself a rum and coke, and gone into the conservatory.The girl said she went into the kitchen to make food for the other children when her dad then came up behind her and kicked her. She alleged he then banged her head off a cupboard door and when she turned around he head-butted her.When he had finished assaulting her, she claimed he turned around and began strangling her older brother before stopping suddenly.“Any time we stepped out of line we got hit,” she said.The witness said she told friends at school about the alleged abuse and later told a teacher.She said her older sister also confirmed what had been happening.The teenager confirmed that her older sister had withdrawn her claims a day later and had written a letter saying the claims were made up because of a row over boyfriends.However the witness said she refused to co-sign the letter. She stuck to the story – because it was true.Later a garda interview with a younger sister – now aged 15 – and filmed when she was 11, was played to the jury.In the taped interview the girl said she had been assaulted on a number of occasions by her father.“Why is daddy being so mean?” she asked.She cried as she claimed her father had grabbed her by the hair and banged her head off a metal part of her bed. She said she wasn’t bleeding after the alleged attack but that she was very sore.On another occasion he had grabbed her by the throat, she claimed, saying her father was always drinking at home.“Even on New Year’s Eve they (her parents) were so angry,” said the girl in the taped interview.She alleged that on another occasion her dad had smashed up furniture including her late granny’s chair.“She wouldn’t have liked what was going on,” she said.The girl then gave evidence in the case.A primary school teacher who taught the girl when she was at primary school said she had a conversation with the girl walking near her home.She said the girl had a bag over her shoulder and she waved to her. The teacher said she was quite upset and crying and told her she was running away from home.The teacher said the girl said she had left home but didn’t want to say why.“I just tried to calm her down,” said the teacher who returned the girl to her home.Last night at Letterkenny court the girls were believed. They were relieved and delighted.Their mother and brother left court with their evil dad.Their dad will be sentenced in July.EVIL DAD WHO BEAT HIS CHILDREN IN DRUNKEN RAGES FOUND GUILTY BY JURY was last modified: April 30th, 2016 by John2Share 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:abusedonegalletterkennylast_img read more

LAC have great success at Cross Country Championship

first_imgNakita Burke & Noeleen Scanlan of Letterkenny Athletic Club, placed first and second in today’s Donegal Novice Cross Country Championship.Nakita and Noeleen also helped Letterkenny Athletic Club claim the first prize in the team event.Letterkenny AC men’s team after today’s Donegal Novice cross country championship at the Finn Valley CentreLAC have great success at Cross Country Championship was last modified: November 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegal novice cross country championshipsFinn Valley CentreLACLetterkenny Athletic Clublast_img read more

Tottenham star now ‘worth more’ than Neymar after World Cup heroics

first_imgHarry Kane is valued higher than Neymar thanks to his new Tottenham contract.The striker signed a new deal last month worth a reported £200,00-a-week, after enjoying yet another brilliant goalscoring season. The Three Lions skipper has announced himself to the world with six goals at the World Cup finals in Russia this summer – the most of any player at the tournament so far.But, according to The Sun, the lack of a buy-out clause in his new Spurs deal means any interested clubs would have to smash through the transfer record to prise him away from north London.The record is currently held by Brazil superstar Neymar, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a deal worth £198 MILLION. Harry Kane celebrates scoring for England against Colombia – his sixth goal of the 2018 World Cup moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LATEST 1 Latest Transfer stories on talkSPORT.com Therefore, according to data analysts CIES Football Observatory, Kane’s market value is now higher than that of the 26-year-old.There is no pressure for Spurs to sell their star man, although Real Madrid will almost certainly still remain interested after his goalscoring heroics in Russia.Captain Kane will be attempting to lead the Three Lions to the World Cup Final by defeating Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night – a game you can hear live on talkSPORT from 7pm. LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

FIFA 18: Tottenham, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund stars make latest TOTW

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions highlights possible standings Meanwhile, the third ‘Record Breaker’ card of FIFA 18 has been released with Josef Martinez being awarded it for scoring the most goals in an MLS season.But what does the full TOTW look like? Find out below. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade We’re all excited about the release of FIFA 19 but don’t put FIFA 18 away just yet, they just released another superb Team of the Week.You can get a number of top in-form cards this, including World Cup hero Harry Maguire, who scored a fine goal against Southampton, Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus also has a healthy upgrade too. Lucas Moura was the star of the show as Spurs beat Manchester United on Monday night. Martinez has now scored more goals in a single MLS season than any other. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more BEST OF gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack FIFA 18 Team of the Week 44 silverware MONEY Latest Football News RANKED ST: Fernando Torres (Sagan Tosu) – 86 ratingSubstitutesGK: Tomáš Vaclík (Sevilla) – 82 ratingCB: Mario Hermoso Canseco (Espanyol) – 81 ratingCM: Marco Benassi (Fiorentina) – 82 ratingST: Aleksandar Mitrović (Fulham) – 84 ratingST: Lucas Moura (Tottenham) – 84 rating Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade CM: Piotr Zieliński (Napoli) – 85 ratingCM: João Moutinho (Wolves) – 84 ratingCM: Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge) – 84 ratingLW: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmind) – 88 ratingST: Josef Martínez (Atlanta United) – 88 (Record Breaker) rating England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ST: André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres UNAL) – 86 ratingST: Fran Sol Ortiz (Willem II) – 81 ratingReservesST: Simon Terodde (FC Koln) – 82 ratingLM: Jonathan Bamba (Lille) – 78 ratingCDM: Dominik Furman (Wisła Płock) – 77 ratingRM: Jefferson Savarino (Real Salt Lake) – 77 ratingST: Marcos Álvarez (VFL Osnabruck) – 72 rating 4 Thomas Muller starred against Hoffenheim. GK: Rune Almenning Jarstein (Hertha Berlin) – 86 ratingCB: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach) – 87 ratingCB: Stefan Savić (Atletico Madrid) – 84 ratingCB: Harry Maguire (Leicester City) – 84 ratingCAM: Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) – 91 rating 4 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 4 4 smart causal REVEALED last_img read more