first_img Partager Charles Michel Coupe de Luxembourg (1/4 de finale)MessieursSamedi20 h 15 : Dudelange – Pétange20 h 15 : Red Boys – KäerjengDimanche17 h 30 : Museldall (+3) – Esch18 h : Mersch (+3) – Berchem DamesSamedi 18 h : Red Boys – Museldall20 h 15 : Diekirch – KäerjengDimanche 18 h : Standard – Dudelange19 h : Bettembourg (+3) – Esch Après deux écueils consécutifs contre Berchem en quarts de finale de la Coupe de Luxembourg, Differdange reçoit samedi Käerjeng avec l’espoir de mettre fin à cette série.Ce 30 novembre s’inscrira-t-il dans la lignée du 3 décembre 2018 et du 16 décembre 2017? Käerjeng parviendra-t-il, samedi, à imiter Berchem et perpétuer ainsi ce qui, dès lors, pourrait s’apparenter à une véritable malédiction? Laquelle? (On sait, ça fait beaucoup de questions) Mais voyons, celle qui veut que les Red Boys ont vu, ces deux dernières saisons, les portes du Final Four se refermer sur leur nez.Dans l’absolu, pour vérifier cette thèse, l’idéal aurait été d’assister à la même affiche mais, voilà, le hasard a décidé d’envoyer Berchem à Mersch pour une promenade dominicale. Par contre, les Red Boys disputent, pour la troisième fois consécutive, un quart de finale à domicile. Histoire de savoir si cette éventuelle malédiction tiendrait ou non à l’identité du bourreau…À Oberkorn, le rendez-vous de ce samedi soir a une importance toute particulière. Pour preuve, dès le lendemain de leur victoire contre les Tchèques de Veseli, synonyme de qualification pour les 8e de finale de Challenge Cup, Damir Batinovic s’inquiétait avant tout de la douleur ressentie au talon du pied droit et de sa présence ce samedi parce «c’est un match très important pour tout le club». Le Croate devrait finalement tenir sa place.Auger, absent au moins deux mois!«Depuis jeudi, il s’entraîne normalement», confie Sylvain Brosse, son entraîneur, rassuré par le visage affiché cette semaine par ses troupes. «Cette fois, il n’y a pas eu de déconcentration», glisse-t-il, quelque peu contrarié encore du relâchement coupable de ses hommes après leur succès – le deuxième après celui en Super Coupe – face à Esch. Résultat : une première mi-temps indigne de son rang à Berchem, sans conséquence, suivi de ce faux pas, le premier de la saison et à domicile de surcroît, contre… Käerjeng (29-32). Au-delà même de l’enjeu, cette rencontre recèle l’ingrédient nécessaire à tout embrasement : l’étincelle. Et, samedi soir, habités par «un esprit de revanche» les hommes de Sylvain Brosse feront certainement parler la poudre, conscients de leur insuffisance ce jour-là. «Käerjeng a été meilleur ce jour-là, c’est une vérité, mais nous, nous n’étions pas à notre niveau…»Cette vision, Chris Auger ne la partage pas. «Je n’ai pas l’impression qu’ils n’étaient pas à fond», glisse le gardien de but, dont Käerjeng devra se passer des services, ce samedi mais aussi pour de nombreuses semaines. La faute à une hernie discale lui chatouillant un peu trop le nerf sciatique. «La même qu’en février 2017», soupire l’international luxembourgeois qui, après avoir effectué notamment un scanner, s’est vu préconiser une indisponibilité d’au moins deux mois. Un coup dur pour l’intéressé d’ores et déjà grand absent de la campagne qualificative du Mondial-2021 (10-12 janvier) mais aussi des barrages de l’Euro-2022 face à l’Estonie (16 et 19 janvier).Quant à ce déplacement à Oberkorn, le portier dit avoir «confiance en (ses) équipiers pour un nouveau hold-up». Comprendre : un braquage en bonne et due forme. Mais depuis leur dernier passage, le 9 novembre, les Red Boys ont sécurisé les différents accès. Avec 46 buts encaissés sur l’ensemble de ses deux confrontations avec Veseli, la maison semble verrouillée. «L’état d’esprit est différent, se félicite Brosse. L’investissement est plus important, l’envie également et cela se voit notamment sur le repli défensif.» Le technicien français parviendra-t-il donc à éviter le fameux deux sans trois et éviter de voir le simple hasard prendre des allures de malédiction? «Je ne sais pas. Une chose est sûre : mes joueurs veulent gagner la Coupe!»Présent à six reprises dans le dernier carré lors de ces huit dernières éditions (2 victoires, 2 finales et 2 demi-finales), Käerjeng est, justement, ce qu’on peut appeler une équipe de Coupe. Ou de coup. Cette fois, Differdange est prévenu…last_img read more

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first_imgChief Executive Officer of the GTT, Justin Nedd, has assured members of the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce (ECC) that quality Internet and improved services will be given to residents and the business community in Region Two.Speaking at a special stakeholder meeting held in the boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) at Anna Regina, Nedd said he had heard the many complaints faced by residents and the business community, and is assuring that the company would do everything in its capacity and within its resources to have the issues resolved.GTT officials met with Essequibo Chambers of CommerceNedd said his team is willing to assist the ECC in whatever way possible, but businesses need to realise that GTT, as a telecommunications company, has many challenges. He, however, said that only recently the company launched its LTE service within the region, which is affording persons the ability to surf, stream and communicate much faster.Nedd also shed some information on the heavy taxes that have been imposed by the Government on the company, explaining that, at the end of the day, GTT is in the business for business and to make a profit.It was also explained that Essequibo is paying the cheapest rates for Internet wireless services, although the company has to invest millions to dispatch same.This meeting was organised by the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce and the Regional Democratic Council  (RDC) to raise concerns with the telephone company in relation to the poor landline services and intermittent Internet being provided in Region 2. The GTT CEO and team visited one week after the request was made by the ECC for an audience to voice their concerns.President of the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce (ECC), Daleep Singh, although having raising several concerns with the GTT at the meeting — including the poor quality of Internet and landline services, limited Internet access, data cap, and giving businesses a rate reduction — congratulated the company for launching the high- speed Internet and boasted that his ‘point of sale’ is now made easier.He had, however, explained that while the service is faster than the ‘Atlantic Service’, there is still need for improvement, because businesses are suffering. He had also called on the company to examine the issues raised at the meeting, and rectify same in a prompt manner.Singh said that the ECC will, in the future, be doing constant follow-ups with the company on the issues raised.Nedd promised to support the ECC in whatever way possible, and to follow up on the areas that were receiving poor services. He also noted that the landline service is an obsolete one in the company, but said the company still pursues same because of its policies.Region Two Chairman, Daveanand Ramdatt, who was at the meeting, thanked the GTT officials for visiting the region promptly upon request, and said he was happy that the ECC and the company had met, since it was important that that partnership be extended, and he expressed the desire for both parties to work in close collaboration.He also said he was never aware of the taxes that the company pays to the Government, but said the RDC would continue to aggressively approach utility companies for the benefit of the people, once their services are poor.The GTT team that visited Region 2 included Public Relations Officer Allison Parker and Chief Commercial Officer Carlos Mendoza. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

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first_img 6. Nigel Quashie: Portsmouth to Southampton (January 2005) – Harry Redknapp had left Portsmouth for Southampton in December 2004 with the Saints battling relegation. He then paid his former employer £2.1m for Quashie, who upon signing said: “I am certain we will stay up – I would not have come here if I had any doubts about that, but we need to get a few results quickly.” Southampton finished bottom of the Premier League and Quashie was sold a year later. 8 8. Ricardo Rocha: Benfica to Tottenham (January 2007) Now click the arrow above to count down seven more shocking January transfer window signings! – Every club has signed a stinker or two but there are some terrible signings who make themselves truly stand out. Rocha was a truly terrible defender. In his second appearance, a north London derby League Cup semi-final, a calamitous slip gifted Arsenal a second goal in an eventual 3-1 loss and in total, the £3.3m signing played 14 times for Spurs and left in 2009. 2. Andy Carroll: Newcastle to Liverpool (January 2011) – How many goals does £35m buy you? It brought Liverpool a total of 11 in 58 games before he left for West Ham permanently in 2013 having been on loan at Upton Park for the 2012/13 campaign. Injury prevented him from making his first appearance in red until March and his first goals for the club came in a 3-0 win against Man City a month later. He did score a late winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, though. 1. Fernando Torres: Liverpool to Chelsea (January 2011) – Torres says his time at Chelsea was a success having won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League, but with 20 Premier League goals in three years following a £50m transfer it really wasn’t. He was loaned to Milan in the summer, who made the move permanent and then immediately sent him to Atletico Madrid on loan. 8 5. Georgios Samaras: Heerenveen to Man City (January 2006) – City shelled out £6m for the Greece international, but he found first team spots hard to come by. His eight goals in two years, combined with accusations of lacking the required work-rate to be a hit, led to him joining Celtic in 2008. He became a fan favourite and, bizarrely, didn’t look out of place in the Champions League against the likes of Barcelona. January’s transfer window leaves football clubs with just a month to fix the problems within their teams. It leave open the possibility of mistakes being made and rubbish being bought. Chairmen will panic and deals will be rushed.Every supporter will be able to reel off a club flop and here, talkSPORT looks at eight of January’s worst signings. Click the arrow to see the players and let us know who your club’s biggest January flop is.For all the latest transfer news click here. 4. Afonso Alves: Heerenveen to Middlesbrough (January 2008) – Alves was hugely prolific in the Netherlands at Heerenveen, scoring 45 goals in 38 games, which contributed to Boro paying around £12.5m. However, in the Premier League he managed just four goals all season in the 2008/09 season, which saw the club relegated and he left for Qatar club Al-Sadd in 2009. 8 8 8 8 8 7. Kim Kallstrom: Spartak Moscow to Arsenal (January 2014) – There is a case to include Arsenal’s other January flops, Jose Reyes and Andrey Arshavin, both of whom arrived for big money but Kallstrom’s move was worse. At least the aforementioned duo can look back on a few personal highlights. Kallstrom signed on loan from Spartak Moscow hours before the close of the transfer window but was ruled out for six weeks with a back injury and started just once in his short stay. 3. Chris Samba: Anzhi to QPR (January 2013) – “Chris is just what we needed, he’s a monster,” manager Harry Redknapp claimed following the £12.5m transfer. QPR were eventually relegated and Samba was sold back to Anzhi six months later for the same price. “I wasn’t 100 per cent fit during my time at the club,” he said after leaving. “So I couldn’t give my best to the club and the fans who deserved better.” Money well spent then… 8last_img read more

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