Cost of watching Premier League football falling

first_imgThe cost of watching Premier League football has fallen, according to a BBC study, which found 80 per cent of ticket prices for this season have been cut or frozen.The BBC’s Price of Football study also found that average season ticket prices in England’s top flight had dropped to their lowest levels since 2013 after falling for the second straight year.The average cheapest season ticket price is now 464 pounds ($610), down from 472.75 last year.The average cost of the cheapest matchday ticket, however, has increased slightly from 29.05 pounds to 29.30 pounds.The fall in ticket prices comes as clubs enjoy the benefits of the record-breaking 2016-19 broadcasting revenue deal, which secured a 50 percent rise to 8.3 billion pounds.“This season, more than half of all Premier League tickets will cost 30 pounds or less,” the Premier League said in a statement.“The hard work of clubs to make Premier League football available to a range of supporters, combined with the impressive commitment of match-going fans, has resulted in record stadium occupancy of more than 96 percent for three consecutive seasons.”In a separate BBC poll of 1,000 18 to 24-year-old fans, 82 per cent said the cost of tickets was an obstacle to them going to more matches.last_img read more

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Playoff hopes dimming as Timberwolves lose Rose, Covington, Teague for season

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Karl-Anthony Towns has led Minnesota this season, averaging 24.6 points and 12.3 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, and Teague missed Minnesota’s past four games, Rose with a sore right elbow and Teague after re-aggravating a left foot injury first nagging him in December. Both will be free agents in July.An MRI of Rose’s elbow showed a chip fracture and treatment is being considered while Teague was given an anti-inflammation medication and will wear a boot before being reevaluated after the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCovington, under contract until mid-2022, has been out for 34 games with a right knee bone bruise.Covington averaged 14.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals this season for the T-Wolves while Rose averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists and Teague contributed 12.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 8.2 assists. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose smiles at fans during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Minnesota Timberwolves’ slim NBA playoffs hopes suffered a major setback Thursday with the announcement that guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague and forward Robert Covington were ruled out for the rest of the season.The T-Wolves are 32-39 after dropping seven of their past 10 games and would need to win at least 10 of their final 11 to reach the post-season.ADVERTISEMENT Staying the course Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Mechanisms must be in place to prevent abuse

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice (TCV) supports CPIC Monique’s call for civil society to get involved in the campaign against child abuse. We also agree that tackling child abuse in all its forms – physical, sexual, emotional and psychological – needs “outreach, family-based prevention and home visiting, and school-based models to meet families where they are and to help them build their new lives and hopeful futures”. Indeed, mechanisms must be put in place to foster the involvement of civil society.One such mechanism is our Youth & Student Workshop, which has been endorsed by the Education Ministry and already has been taken to a number of private schools, but for which we are awaiting permission to take to public schools across Guyana. This workshop focuses on arming young people with alertness and awareness with respect to abuse and violence (domestic, gender-based, sexual, physical, substance-related, online) and equip them with knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence and coping skills to face challenges and stress.Within this context too, we expect to soon launch a National Youth and Students Essay Contest, also endorsed by the Education Ministry that would become annual. This year’s focus is on suicide, with the aim of getting young people to engage in primary research and information eliciting within their communities and in developing models for redress thereby becoming change agents on the social landscape.Meanwhile, the media – traditional and social – recently publicised a case of corporal punishment that left a student bleeding and in pain. There have been many similar cases over the years and this begs the following questions: Are doctors required to report such cases of child abuse to the authorities for investigation, or is it simply a question of parents seeking redress without assistance?Why is the cane still used in Guyana, when the country that exports it has banned its use in the classroom?Did this teacher teach his students homework/study skills, or he just expects his students to know how to do homework and study? Did this teacher have or considered having a conference with the parents? Did this teacher have or considered having a discussion with other teachers of this child so as to find out whether any perceived behaviour is across the board or only unique to his/her instructional time/subject? Can the administration in a private school immediately relieve a pedagogue of his/her duties or agree to a psychiatric evaluation/mental status evaluation when these kinds of mental aberrations occur? The bottom line is that there should be a clearly defined process of disciplinary action by the Education Ministry to address corporal punishment that must also include possible psychological help for any teacher who displays the tendencies inherent in the actions of this particular teacher.TCV needs to point out that a training workshop on “Classroom Management Without Corporal Punishment” was offered free of charge to the Education Ministry in the previous Government and also to the current Government. The previous Government pulled the plug at the last moment after TCV and the VSO (which has since pulled out of Guyana) had put measures in place for the workshop. The current Government has not acknowledged our offer to date.A network of non-governmental, community-based and faith-based organisations can be a critical element in the fight against abuse. And Voices Against Violence, the loose umbrella of some 60-plus such entities, that organises the annual Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil, already provides such a vehicle for networking and collaborating.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

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Sofapaka release coach Hall to Tanzania’s Azam

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30- Sofapaka have released their English coach, Stewart Hall back to Tanzanian side Azam FC with assistant David Ouma set to take charge of the 2009 Tusker Premier League winners for the remainder of the season.Club president, Elly Kalekwa, told Capital Sport on Tuesday that he had decided to free Hall who only took charge of the club in September from his contract after Azam made him a lucrative offer they could not match. “I’m disappointed to let him go since he is a good coach and person but I will not stand in his way. Azam offered him a very expensive contract that will make him one of the highest paid in Africa.“I fully understand why he has to leave immediately since Azam sacked their coach yesterday (Monday) and they are challenging for the league title,” the president disclosed.The moneyed Tanzanian league side fired Hall acrimoniously over a dispute before hiring Serbian Boris Bunjak whom they axed on Monday after they suffered a 3-1 loss to Simba SC on Saturday to bring their winless streak to five.That saw Azam slip to fourth in the Tanzanian league and Kalekwa revealed they had consequently apologised to Hall and offered him the mammoth contract to bring him back to the side he managed from 2010.“They told him they have an interest in him and said they were sorry with a very high offer since they say they fired him by mistake after some people within the club conspired against him.“He is a good professional since he came to me and asked for directions since he had a contract with us and after discussions, I decided to let him go,” Kalekwa stressed.The president who saw his club fall out of title contention after a series of draws disclosed that they would look outside the country for their next coach.“Ouma will continue with the team until the end of the season but our aim remains bringing in another professional. If we were looking to hire someone from Kenya, then Ouma would be the one,” he added.Sofapaka are scheduled to play league champions Tusker in the Football Kenya Federation Cup semi final on November 17 in their last chance of software this season.They won the trophy in 2010 before qualifying to the knock-out stages of the CAF Confederations Cup where they eliminated by Tunisia’s Club Africain in the quarter finals in the subsequent season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Kick Off: Sexual abuse in football

first_imgSteve Walters and Wolves’ Dave Edwards joined Mark Saggers and Mike Calvin on Kick Off to discuss sexual abuse in football.Steve was one of the first footballers to tell his story of abuse and his appearance on Kick Off back in November was the first broadcast interview he had done.  Six weeks later, he spoke about the lack of progress, the general lack of support shown by the football family as well as the launch of the Offside Trust.And alongside Steve, was the Wolves player Dave Edwards who is one of the very few current footballers who has publicly supported Steve and the other ex-players involved.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img

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‘If Juventus or Inter Milan came forward I’d understand, but not Leicester’

first_img1 Nantes boss Sergio Conceicao Nantes president Waldemar Kita has ruled out the possibility of Sergio Conceicao replacing Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City.The 42-year-old was only appointed manager of Nantes in December, but he has already made a big impression in guiding them away from the relegation zone and up to 12th in Ligue 1.Conceicao has reportedly been placed on Leicester’s managerial shortlist as they search for a successor to title-winning boss Ranieri.However, Nantes president, Kita, has now ruled out any chance of his coach jumping ship to move to the King Power.“That he’s been contacted means that he’s good,” Kita told L’Equipe.“But I don’t see how he could be going there, because he has a contract and there’s no way he’s leaving now or at the end of the season. For me, there’s nothing to talk about.“If Juventus or Inter Milan came forward I’d understand, but not Leicester who are fighting against relegation – especially when he’ll be able to aim for a very big club in two to three years.”last_img read more

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Houston-style humidity gets over, under Angelenos’ skin

first_imgIt’s bad enough that triple-digit temperatures have scorched the San Fernando Valley for 12 days with no letup expected through the weekend. But as a muggy storm system sent humidity soaring Monday, residents begged for relief from the heat wave that drew record power use throughout the state. “It’s crazy weather, crazy,” said 84-year-old Mavis Jones of Sherman Oaks, watering the plants on her front porch. “It’s hot. “I hope the weather changes soon.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Sudden showers punctuated morning commutes across the Southland, starting a workweek of expected thunderstorms and stifling heat caused by a giant high-pressure umbrella, weather forecasters said. Temperatures hit 103 in Woodland Hills and Simi Valley, a record 102 in Chatsworth and 93 in downtown Los Angeles, with humidity reaching 60 percent. “It’s like being in a sauna in Houston,” said Bill Patzert, research oceanographer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “This is never ending. “We’re getting this monsoon from the Gulf of California and the Northern Mexican desert. It’s illegal humidity, undocumented moisture, coming across the border,” he joked. The soaring temperatures put new strains on the state’s overworked power grid, setting a record Monday for demand and sparking new fears of power shortages. The state’s power grid experienced peak demand of 46,561 megawatts Monday afternoon, breaking the previous record from one year ago of 45,431 megawatts. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called on Californians to conserve energy by keeping their thermostats at 78 degrees, closing windows during the day and using more energy-efficient appliances. “If any of my kids leave a light on, the light bulbs will be unscrewed,” Schwarzenegger said. “And eventually, after two or three times doing that, they’re in a dark room.” Meteorologists attributed the heat wave to a massive high pressure zone lurking above the Southwest, spinning heat and moisture into Southern California. The National Weather Service has forecast a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms through Saturday, when high temperatures in valleys are expected to “come back with a vengeance,” said Jamie Meier of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. As storm clouds grew in the east, residents flocked to swimming pools and ducked into the chill of air-conditioned homes and offices. “Oh, my God, it’s horrible,” said Miriam Lozano, 21, walking to her job at Western Bagel in Encino. “I’m more of a winter person – throw on a sweater, you’re fine. “But if it’s hot, nothing helps.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Luis Suarez ‘confirms’ Arsenal signing by posting goodbye message on social media

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Luis Suarez posted a good luck message to teammate Denis Suarez ahead of his proposed loan move from Barcelona to Arsenal.The midfielder will join the Gunners before the January transfer window closes for the rest of the season. REVEALED Luis Suarez said his goodbyes to Denis Suarez Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 LATEST Arsenal will then have the option of signing him permanently in the summer if he impresses for around £20million.The north London club are reportedly on the verge of signing the Spaniard and he will link up with manager Unai Emery, having previously played under him for Sevilla. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM The message posted to Denis Suarez on social media Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets The Spaniard has appeared 71 times for the Catalan giants since his move from Villarreal in 2016 –  but he has struggled for game time this season, having featured just eight times.Luis Suarez took to social media on Tuesday night to send his best wishes at his new club.He posted a picture of the pair alongside the caption: “Good luck little Galician in this new challenge.” Arsenal tried to sign Luis Suarez in 2013 when he was scoring goals for fun at Liverpool.They submitted a club record bid of £40million plus £1 to try and prise him away from Anfield.Liverpool were duty bound to inform the striker if they received a bid of more than £40million for him but talks did not progress further.Arsenal have also opened talks with Yannick Carrasco, the Belgium winger, over a move to the Emirates having failed in a bid to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on IN DEMAND LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

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Arsenal expect offer will be accepted for Monchi and it could change the club

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Monchi worked with Gunners boss Unai Emery at Sevilla and has been the club’s first-choice to take the role as the club shake up their backroom structure.The decision to overlook head of recruitment Sven Mislintat for the jobs saw the German leave the club last year, despite a decent set of signings during his time in north London, including Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.Monchi is highly-regarded for his knowledge and ability which saw Sevilla snap up numerous talents like Dani Alves and Ivan Rakitic ahead of other sides.ace. Roma sporting director Monchi. RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Lucas Torreira has been a revelation in north London having been signed by the departed Sven Mislintat.It’s believes the Gunners also looked at appointing former player Marc Overmars to the role given his role in spotting the likes of Frenkie de Jong at Ajax but Monchi is their pick and Roma are braced for his departure. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining huge blow And this has seen him the target of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain too but it is Arsenal who appear to have won the rArsenal are facing a tough challenge this summer knowing they need to overhaul their squad despite having very little money in the coffers.And they feel Monchi’s talents and contacts will give them the best footing to get things right at a vital time for the club. BEST OF REPLY 2 ADVICE Arsenal have reportedly offered their vacant technical director role to Roma man Monchi.And, according to the Daily Mirror, they believe the Spaniard, 50, will take the role if they activate the £1million buyout clause in his current contract which expires next year. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED no dice LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty Images Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

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Football Talk: Skrtel deal dead, Hampden watergate

first_imgDundee have set a target date for their new stadium and it’s not far away. John Nelms wants the work done by 2020.And Neil Lennon has revealed that he’d completely forgotten that he has a four-match touchline ban to serve when Hibs begin their Europa League campaign. It’s been one of the most talked-about potential deals of the summer but it looks like Rangers’ pursuit of Martin Skrtel has hit a brick wall.The Slovakian defender was identified as a key target for incoming manager Steven Gerrard and a move was underway for the new boss to be reunited with a former teammate. Now, Skrtel’s agent has told a national newspaper that the deal is dead with the player’s wages outwith Rangers’ reach.Meanwhile, Celtic captain Scott Brown has accused the Scottish FA of skullduggery, claiming they never watered the pitch at half-time in the Scottish Cup final in an attempt to put his side at a disadvantage. Brown has called for stricter rules to ensure top quality playing surfaces and also to rid the top flight of synthetic surfaces.Aberdeen are working to improve their squad for next season and have received some encouragement from Peterborough over two signing targets. Jack Baldwin and Chris Forrester are in demand but Barry Fry has said that they would be allowed to leave at a “reasonable” price.last_img read more

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