‘Welcome to the Kop, Mr Klopp!’ Ex-Liverpool stars, pundits and celebrities react to Rodgers’ sacking

first_imgThe world and his wife are having their say after Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.Reds legends, television pundits, ex-footballers, and celebrities and more have all taken to Twitter as they reflect on the huge announcement at Anfield.So here at talkSPORT we trawled the social media website and you can see how they all reacted below… Jurgen Klopp 1last_img

Premier League Preview Show – including Man Utd v West Ham

first_imgThe former Premier League striker, and current first team coach at Charlton Athletic, Jason Euell joins Tom Rennie on the Preview Show this week.Topics up for discussion;Are Aston Villa & Newcastle United doomed already? The Villains are bottom of the league with just 5 points, while the Magpies were thrashed 5-1 by their former boss Alan Pardew last weekend.We are also talking a wide open title race – with Man City, Man Utd, Leicester & Arsenal all in action on Saturday.Who from the chasing pack has a chance? Tottenham? Everton? Liverpool?Also on the show; talkSPORT’s lead Arabic commentator Michel Saad plays the predictor game ‘Tom against the World’. Currently, the first match of the weekend is available in Arabic from the Premier League on talkSPORT.com.last_img read more

Salford 1-1 Hartlepool: Home side in hat for third round FA Cup draw

first_imgSalford City’s historic FA Cup run remains alive after the part-timers held Hartlepool to a 1-1 draw at Moor Lane.The Sky Bet League Two visitors took the lead in the eighth minute of the second round tie through Rhys Oates’ penalty, before Stephen O’Halloran equalised from close range in the 23rd.Hartlepool passed up several decent chances to win it in the second half and Salford keeper Jay Lynch saved well from Jake Gray, while Chris Lynch and James Poole went close for the hosts.The eventual result was no less than Salford – who had never gone beyond the third qualifying round before this season – deserved as they put in another hugely creditable performance to follow up their memorable 2-0 victory over Notts County in round one.And although a tough replay at Hartlepool awaits, they know their name will be in the hat alongside those of Premier League sides when the draw for the third round is made on Monday.Salford’s famous ‘Class of 92’ owners – two of which were in attendance in Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, along with 1,400 fans – will surely be proud.Hartlepool were looking to avoid being victims of a round two giant killing at the hands of a seventh tier side for a second successive season, having been beaten by Blyth Spartans at this stage last season. Stephen O’Halloran equalised in the 23rd minute 1last_img read more

This Premier League club probably should have sold wantaway forward by now, talkSPORT told

first_imgPeterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony believes West Brom should sell striker Saido Berahino so ‘everyone can move on’.The wantaway Baggies forward has been subject of intense speculation, linking him with a move to a whole host of top-flight clubs including Tottenham and, most recently, Newcastle.The 22-year-old had his head turned by offers elsewhere and West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has so far stood firm.As a result, his first-team opportunities have been reduced to mostly substitute appearances this season, scoring four goals in 18 outings. The club are believed to be asking for over £20million for his services and the Posh chairman believes they should finally put an end to the saga.MacAnthony knows the Englishman from his time on loan at London Road in 2012.The League One club’s chief was co-hosting Drive with Adrian Durham and Jason Cundy and he said of Berahino: “I think he’s been wrongly advised to come out with the stuff he did against West Brom’s chairman.“You’ve got to be very careful.“I don’t think he’s done himself any favours but I think he was told to do that probably. I think West Brom could have sold him and probably should have by now.“Every press conference [West Brom manager] Tony Pulis does he talks about him.“I think at the end of the day, I understand everyone has a price, but he’s not really playing so I would get the best deal possible and everyone [can] move on from it.”last_img read more

Former Rotherham assistant Eric Black joins Aston Villa coaching team

first_img Former Rotherham assistant Eric Black joins Aston Villa coaching team 1 Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Eric Black as first-team coach.The 52-year-old Scot, who left his post as assistant manager at Rotherham on Monday, linked up with Villa boss Remi Garde on Tuesday and will start work with immediate effect.In a club statement, Garde said: “I’m pleased to welcome Eric to the football club and I’m really looking forward to working with him.“He will work alongside Reginald Ray, Robert Duverne and Tony Parks as part of my coaching staff.“Eric brings a wealth of experience and excellent knowledge of English football and he will help me improve the level of the team.”Villa sit at the foot of the Premier League table with 13 points from their first 23 games of the campaign, but are unbeaten in their last three league matches.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgThe panel will include Sandra Thorstenson, superintendent of Whittier Union High School District; Dr. Erich Kwek, South Whittier School District, and Dr. Carmela Franco, Whittier City School District. Superintendents of Little Lake, East Whittier and Los Nietos school districts have also been invited to attend. Another subject for the speakers will be preparing students for Rio Hondo College and four-year universities. The goal of the summit is to enhance the collaboration among all school districts in order to increase the level of college attendance by local high school graduates. For information, call (562) 714-1629. Seniors host Halloween party MONTEBELLO – The Happy Years Senior Club is hosting a Halloween party from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center, 115 S. Taylor Ave. There will be a costume contest and free McDonald’s meals for members. For information, call (323) 887-4575. Red Ribbon Week parade planned SANTA FE SPRINGS – In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the city and local organizations kick off the “Say No to Drugs” campaign at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with the annual “Look at Me, I’m Drug Free” community parade. Along with the city, students from the Little Lake City, Los Nietos and the Whittier Union High school districts as well as board administrators, teachers, PTAs and local businesses will take part. The parade route is Clarkman Street at Pioneer Boulevard to Jersey Avenue, north on Jersey Avenue through Telegraph Road, to Charlesworth Road to Alburtis Avenue. For more information, call (562) 409-1850. VFW Post 3752 to offer dinner SANTA FE SPRINGS – VFW Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, is hosting a steak dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday. The complete dinner is $6.95 with all proceeds benefiting veterans. Entertainment will be provided by a Kenny Rogers impersonator at 8 p.m. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. – From staff reports 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Summit to discuss Rio Hondo trustees SANTA FE SPRINGS – The El Camino Chapter of the American GI Forum is hosting an educational summit from 5 to 8p.m. Thursday at the Clarke Estate, 10211 Pioneer Blvd. The topic of discussion will be “The Past, Present and Future of Rio Hondo’s Trustee Area System.” The advantages the trustee system has brought up to the local community will be examined by participants. PICO RIVERA – The Bermudez Cal-SAFE School has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians. The Bermudez School is a fully accredited high school program run by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and serves students in the El Rancho Unified School District. The school provides pregnant teens, and teens that are already parenting a child, with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma. “This grant will provide a vital supplement to the schools’ funding to allow it to obtain these important educational assets,” said Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, who helped obtain the grant. “The students who attend the Bermudez School will benefit tremendously from these funds.” last_img read more

Events calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The gallery is located in Room 200 of the campus’s Art and Design Center at Plummer and Etiwanda streets. Hours are noon-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. Thursday. RESEDA This is just what you need to get started in the morning. A free walking and exercise class is offered 8:45-9:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at OneGeneration Senior Center, 18255 Victory Blvd. For information on this and additional classes, call (818) 758-3700. AGOURA HILLS PEN/Faulkner Award author T.C. Boyle will be discussing his book “Tortilla Curtain” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Reyes Adobe, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road. Boyle is the author of 19 novels. “Tortilla Curtain” is a timely satire exploring illegal immigration through characters on both sides of the issue. For reservations, call (818) 597-7361. CALABASAS King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, will present a program called “Herbivore, Carnivore or Omnivore, Which One Are You?” at 6 p.m. Tuesday. By looking at teeth, digestive systems and place in the food chain, you can tell which animal eats what. The program is for all ages and will include nature games, singing, storytelling and, weather permitting, a marshmallow roast. For more information, call 310-454-1395, Ext. 106; or see www.lamountains.com. NEWHALL AARP will hold a driver safety class, 2-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St. Instructor Glenn Grade will cover rules of the road as well as safety tips. Completion of the eight-hour class will earn each participant 50 and older a certificate that may be used to receive an auto-insurance credit. For registration or more information, call 661-259-9444.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTHRIDGE “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home” – an exhibition of American Indian poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography and sculpture – is on display through Nov. 17 at the CSU Northridge Art Gallery. Themes of family history, identity, self-acceptance, cultural traditions, racism and socioeconomics are explored in this traveling exhibition. It features work from contemporary artists including Rick Bartow, Harry Fonseca, Frank LaPena and Judith Lowry, and poets Janice Gould, Deborah Miranda and Stephen Meadows. last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 29

first_imgThis Wednesday morning on Sportsday we discuss Roy Hodgson and Martin Glenn’s press conference yesterday. They both spoke to the press after Hodgson resigned as England manager after defeat to Iceland in the last 16 of the European Championship on Monday. We also hear from the Wales camp ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium on Friday.And we also look ahead to day three at Wimbledon, as British number 23 Marcus Willis takes on Roger Federer. All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team!last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgwelcomes holidays LA MIRADA – Phantom Projects will present “Antiguas y Nuevas,” a special performance celebrating Mexico’s traditions of folklorico dancing, Posada processions, mariachis, singers and colorful, traditional, hand-made costumes, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the La Mirada Theatre for Fine Arts. Tickets at $25 and $35 are available by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944 9801 or (714) 994 6310, or by going online to PhantomProjects.com. Paso de Oro Dance Company under the direction of Alicia de Mendibles-Vaca has performed throughout the country. Night of music to benefit children PICO RIVERA – St. Hilary Catholic Church, 5465 S. Citronell Ave., is hosting “A Good Time for a Good Cause” 6 to 10 p.m. today. The evening includes music by The Highlanders, playing the best of the ’80s. DJs will also be spinning music for dancing. The cost for the night is $5 with tacos for $1 and funnel cakes for $4. Drinks will also be available. All proceeds will benefit a Christmas party for Five Acres, an orphanage/child abuse center. To give donations or get information, call (562) 457-7568. Winter wonderland hits Montebello MONTEBELLO – Enjoy a winter wonderland 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Montebello City Park, 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. The free event will include a snow slide and train rides for the entire family. Participate in a Christmas tree raffle. For every new toy you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket. You can also purchase a ticket for $2. All toys will be distributed to local children through the Montebello Fire Department’s Spark of Love program. Admission is free. Holiday snacks will be available. For more information, call (323) 887-1373. – From staff reports 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe charges stem from the Oct. 1 assault on Lorenzo Martinez in the 11900 block of Valley View Avenue in Whittier. Jesus Martinez allegedly punched the child in the stomach once but originally told investigators he had accidentally dropped the baby while reaching for another child who pulled away, according to Sgt. Steve Katz of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. Katz said Lorenzo Martinez’s stomach swelled afterward and he was later found not breathing. He was revived at a hospital and transferred to Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The child was pronounced dead Oct. 3 at Children’s Hospital after surgery to repair a tear in his stomach. Phantom Projects WHITTIER – A man accused of killing his 8-month-old son will be back in court next month. Jesus Martinez, 29, appeared in Whittier Superior Court on Thursday for a scheduled hearing. His defense attorney, Arthur LaCilento, asked that the matter be continued because he hasn’t received certain documents such as the coroner’s report. Martinez will return to court Jan. 29 to set a date for his preliminary hearing. He was being held at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles in lieu of $1million bail. Prosecutors have charged Martinez with one count of assault on a child causing death and one count of murder. last_img read more