Carlos: I almost joined Chelsea

first_img “I was still playing in Brazil with Palmeiras when Aston Villa came in for me in 1995 but they couldn’t afford the deal,” he explained. “After that, I went to Inter.” Carlos, of course, endured a difficult season in Italy but then went on to establish himself as one of the finest left-backs of all time, after joining Madrid in 1997. He won three Champions Leagues and four Liga titles with the Blancos, while he also lifted the World Cup in 2002. Brazil have not been crowned world champions since, but Carlos is optimistic about his country’s latest crop of young players. “Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo of Real Madrid are the future, along with Flamengo’s Gerson,” he declared. “These are the guys I am most excited about. “All three are fantastic players and they will be very successful.” As for his own position, Carlos believes that compatriot Marcelo is now the reference point for all aspiring left-backs. read also:‘Ronaldo was the best’ – Carlos, dismisses Messi, CR7 comparison “I feel like I was an example to follow after what I achieved, just like what Marcelo is doing now in Real Madrid,” he argued. “People will follow Marcelo just as they followed me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Brazil legend, Roberto Carlos, has revealed that he was “very close” to joining Chelsea in 2007, only for the transfer to collapse at the last minute. Former Madrid star Roberto Carlos The former defender was a free agent at the time, having parted company with Real Madrid after 11 trophy-laden years at Santiago Bernabeu. “I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea,” Carlos told Goal after the Challenge Heineken Legends. “Chelsea didn’t work out so I signed for Fenerbahce. “But, with Chelsea, it got very close. It was literally agreed and I just had to go there and sign the contract. “It was just a week before I signed for Fenerbahce and I had been to Paris to meet both Roman Abramovich and (former chief executive) Peter Kenyon. “Unfortunately, in the final moments something didn’t work out just before finalising, which happens a lot in football. There was an issue with the lawyer. “It was all agreed, though, and I am 100 per cent sure I would have done well in the Premier League and it would have suited my characteristics.” Carlos also revealed that he could even have ended up in England as a 22-year-old.center_img Promoted ContentBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kidslast_img read more

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister to visit North America/Europe on SOE fallout

first_imgTourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is to visit North America and Europe this weekend as Jamaica moves to quell any fallout from its decision to impose a state of emergency in St. James, where the island’s tourist resort of Montego Bay is situated.Bartlett told a news conference that the authorities have already developed “a comprehensive program with our partners” from the three major markets, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.nsure future bookingsHe said from this weekend he would be moving to “cover those markets to meet with all our partners and to ensure future bookings, because I think that the winter (booking) is holding and that’s the message we want to have.”He said the concerns for the authorities here would be future bookings adding “we want to look to make sure that we shore up the summer and the fall because we are pushing to inch into the five million arrivals this year.”The government introduced the state of emergency last week Thursday in a bid to deal with the rising criminal activities including murder in that parish. Last year, more than 300 people were killed in St. James and the authorities have said more than 200 people including those wanted for murder have been detained under the state of emergency.Jamaica is being made saferBartlett said that Jamaica would continue its aggressive public relations campaign noting “we are out there, and we are making the point that Jamaica is being made safer”Earlier Prime Minister Andrew Holness told reporters that he is “prepared to do what it takes to address this crime problem” and warned ‘all of what we are doing is threatened by the security situation in Jamaica.”He said crime is but one aspect of the island’s security and his administration was also concerned about its ability to protect and control its borders, telecommunication and financial services among other sectors.He dismissed the notion that the state of emergency is all about dealing with the crime “in our faces, the murders, and the public disorder” adding “it is also to deal with what I like to call an eco-system of criminality at an enterprise level.last_img read more

Yggdrasil announces UK expansion with Rank Group

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Yggdrasil Gaming’s expansion strategy continues further still, after a new agreement with Rank Group was announced.Under the terms of the deal, the Malta headquartered online and mobile casino games supplier is to provide its full portfolio of titles to the British gaming company.Rank Group, who operate the Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos brands, will enjoy access to slots such as the popular Jungle Books and Valley of the Gods.In addition, Yggdrasil is to also provide Boost, its collection of in game promotional tools with a focus on player engagement and retention, and Brag, a tool which allows the promotion of games via social channels, to aid marketing of the titles.Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist said: “Rank Group is one of the most recognised gaming operators in the UK, and is another important addition for Yggdrasil as we further expand in this highly competitive market.“We are certain our games will sit well on the Mecca and Grosvenor brands, and look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Rank.” Bhotesh Maheshwari, Rank Group Head of Casino, added: “Yggdrasil is a relatively new entrant in the space but have already delivered some extraordinary titles and superior bonusing tools. We are very pleased to serve their content to our Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino players, and look forward to utilising the Boost promotional tools.”As part of its expansion strategy, Yggdrasil has recently announced a duo of deals concerning European markets, in addition to taking its first steps into the multiplayer bingo world.Deals with Danske Spil and have expanded the firm’s reach in Denmark and Italy respectively.last_img read more

Residents accuse APNU MP of giving preference to party supporters

first_imgOver 100 titles for Matthew’s Ridge – GL&SCResidents of Matthew’s Ridge have accused executive member of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Richard Allen of influencing Guyana Lands and Survey officials in fast tracking land titles for party supporters.A team from the Guyana Lands & Survey Commission (GL&SC) headed by Commissioner Trevor Benn visited Matthews Ridge, North West District in May last to regularise lands owned by residents. Allen was reportedly a part of the team.When contacted, the Commission stated that Allen was part of the team since he is responsible for that constituency and he also hails from that region.“He also assisted the team with traversing through those communities”, the Commission through the PR stated.Nevertheless, the residents believed that Allen was there with a political agenda.Residents accused Allen of being biased towards APNU supporters and instructed GL&SC officers to put a hold on applications of persons who they presumed were non-supporters of the coalition Government. As such, preference was given to party supporters.A resident, who was present at the meeting and whose application was put on hold, related that after Allen had a discussion with his party affiliate from the community, they suddenly found discrepancies with her application.Allen, however, reportedly instructed the officers to process the documentation of known APNU associates.“He openly told them who to process applications for. I was right there when one of his confederates told him my husband is a PPP and suddenly, he said they have to make further checks regarding my application and up to now I can’t get through but all their people got through with theirs and they will receive their titles soon. They are openly discriminating people and there is no one that we can complain to,” she said.Another resident, who also spoke anonymously, noted that Allen was overheard telling the officers to deal with party supporters first. “He isn’t a part of GL&SC but it appeared as he was calling the shots. He told officers to hold any processing of titles from persons who they presume are associated another political party, I was listening. Once you’re not a supporter they found all sorts of reasons to pause your application. Allen told the officer to deal with party supporters first,” the resident claimed.The GL&SC held a land titling exercise in May where they processed applications for titles for residents there who were never allotted titles prior.Its Public Relations officer Royden James when contacted Thursday said the commission will be distributing more than 100 land titles to those residents by next week.He said this decision came after resident from the area were never regularised prior to now and they found difficulty in securing loans as they had no documentation to show ownership of their land.He refuted claims by the residents regarding the distributing of titles to APNU party supporters and said some of the applications that were put on hold were in need of further checks and investigations as those residents claimed that they inherited their land from descendants.“We needed to ensure that these claims were investigated thoroughly and verified before we issued titles. There is no issue. These residents will get their titles too,” James assured.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo recently challenged Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) Trevor Benn to bring in the Police over revelations of documents that show massive giveaways of prime lands across the country.Jagdeo had made several disclosures at his weekly press conference by producing several maps to show allocations of prime lands to persons with connections to the Government.The following day, however, Benn indicated that he will be calling in the Police to probe how those documents got into the hands of the Opposition Leader. Jagdeo, picking up on the threat, had told the media that he welcomed the investigation but warned that the tables will turn.Jagdeo had pointed out that four top officials within the Ministry of the Presidency, which falls under the preview of the Head of State, are beneficiaries of large-scale tracts of prime properties and as such, the President must answer to this.The meeting with Guyana Lands and Survey Commission and residents held at Mathew’s Ridge in Maylast_img read more

Tottenham stun Manchester United to pile pressure on Jose Mourinho

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 4 ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Kane and Moura were the match-winners gameday Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack In the absence of Heung-Min Son, Moura has proved his worth with three goals in two games.Not only that, he was the game’s most dangerous and influential player in the goalless first-half, too.Moment of the match highlights Romelu Lukaku chance Romelu Lukaku somehow found the time to spurn a glorious chance in between the two Tottenham goals.It could’ve been so different if that found the bottom corner. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Lucas Moura It looks considerably gloomier for a United and Mourinho after a second defeat in as many games, both in which they have conceded three goals through sloppy defending.The unrelenting noise surrounding his negative impact at the club will only grow louder.Star mancenter_img 4 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 4 silverware smart causal And despite plenty of United pressure, Moura added a brilliant third for Spurs late on, beating Chris Smalling before firing a powerful strike past David De Gea.It brings an emphatic end to five straight defeats at Old Trafford for the north Londoners, who continued their perfect start to the Premier League season with their biggest away win against United for 46 years. possible standings MONEY impact Mourinho is under pressure Tottenham finally won at Old Trafford as a stunning second half display piled the pressure on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.The game was decided in three dramatic minutes. Harry Kane’s perfectly placed header in the 50th minute came just 132 seconds before Lucas Moura doubled the visitors’ lead. 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decadelast_img read more