Howard Webb desperate for Ronaldo to MISS penalty after his ‘biggest mistake’

first_imgHOWARD WEBB has revealed that he wanted to see Cristiano Ronaldo miss a penalty for Manchester United – after realising he’d made his biggest-ever mistake.In April 2009, a match between the Red Devils and Tottenham at Old Trafford turned in the home side’s favour after a controversial penalty call.3 Webb faced mass protests from Spurs players after Gomes’ challengeCredit: Getty – Contributor3 The Yorkshire-born official looked on nervously as Ronaldo scored from the spotCredit: AFP – GettyWith United 2-0 down, Michael Carrick hit the deck after a challenge from Heurelho Gomes and the referee pointed to the spot, only for replays to show the goalkeeper clearly getting the ball.And Webb has admitted wanting to see Ronaldo fluff his lines before the forward drilled the ball home to start a dramatic 5-2 comeback win for United.He told The Athletic: “The one that stands out is one where in the game I knew I got it wrong.”It was a Premier League game at Old Trafford — Manchester United versus Tottenham Hotspur in 2009.”I could see Carrick got there first and then the goalkeeper clattered into him. It was really an easy penalty award.”I was expecting the usual cursory appeal that you get from the players, not the huge look of absolute astonishment and amazement and incredulousness on the look of Gomes.I was just hoping that Ronaldo would miss the penalty. But he didn’t.”Howard Webb”It was obvious within seconds I’d got the decision wrong. There was something more to this.”I was left with the decision I had taken with no independent evidence that I’d got it wrong other than a gut feeling, and I was just hoping that Ronaldo would miss the penalty. But he didn’t.”Now the boss of referees in North America, Webb battled accusations of favouring Sir Alex Ferguson’s United during his esteemed career in the English game.And the 48-year-old has previously talked of over confidence in the Spurs match having been “on a high” off the back of his call-up to that year’s FA Cup final.Webb would later officiate the 2010 World Cup final where a combative Dutch team lost to Spain, Nigel de Jong memorably avoiding a red card for an outrageous kick on Andres Iniesta.But it is the penalty error at Old Trafford that sticks in the referee’s mind more than any other.3 United made it 2-1 with the penalty before notching another four goalsCredit: Getty – ContributorHe revealed his reaction to be: “Just ‘Oh s***’, really.”You just know. You can tell as a ref. You can see the momentum shift. You can see the way the game is going.”At 2-1, you never know. At 2-2, you can see the way this game is going.”When [the camera] misses all those players and runs up to you [at full-time], as a ref, it’s not a good feeling.”You just know you have a world of pain coming your way.”MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newslatest football newsTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossAfter the game,  Ferguson confessed his side’s first goal was “a bit fortunate” while Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was damning in his criticism.He declared: “It was a gift which wasn’t deserved. It was a terrible decision.”Howard is supposed to be our best ref, but if he’s the best I’d hate to see the worst.” Aspiring Liberian referee surprised by hero Howard Webb and Mary’s Mealslast_img read more

Hansle Parchment – Athletics

first_imgFor his achievement in earning the silver medal in the 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Parchment clocked a season-best time of 13.03 seconds and in the process became the first Jamaican to earn a silver medal in global competition in the 110m hurdles.last_img

“Alcohol and gasoline do not mix” – Traffic Chief

first_img…says speeding, drunk driving responsible for 75% of fatal accidentsOver 75 per cent of the fatal accidents that occurred during the first quarter of this year are as a result of the combination of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.Traffic Chief Linden IslesThis is according to Traffic Chief, Linden Isles, who told this newspaper on Monday that these tragedies could have been prevented if the parties involved had adhered to the traffic laws of Guyana.“From our end, we continue to do educational talks, programmes, enforcement exercises and we will continue. Sadly, the issue of speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol is something that is within a culture of persons who naturally want to consume alcohol and then drive. And we all know it is a very dangerous practice because alcohol and gasoline do not mix,” he stated.According to the Traffic Chief, no one person can stop or prevent all accidents from occurring but if the public along with traffic ranks work together then there can be minimised amounts of deaths on Guyana’s roadways yearly.“We continue to urge members of the public, drivers, if they have to attend functions or social events, if they have to drive, don’t consume alcohol, don’t imbibe. If they have to imbibe, get a designated driver so that we can have control of the situation,” the Traffic Chief said.Guyana Times was also told that there has been a drastic decrease in statistics with regard to children being involved in fatal accidents when compared to the previous year for the same period.“We continue to do our educational talks to schools throughout the country. If you notice that most times you find with our figures that children, I don’t know if it [is] because of our road talks and these things, but we had a reduction, a vast reduction in children being involved in road accidents. We continue to do our road safety talks in schools.”CCTV camerasMeanwhile, in relation to the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras that have been installed around key intersections, it was explained that these cameras are still serving their purpose despite being installed about eight years ago.“Well, I would say the CCTV cameras in some areas are working, we still use them. We have been having successful prosecutions in various matters with the footage from these cameras. The Guyana Police Force monitors it 24/7 and the CCTV system is being monitored by our ranks,” the Traffic Chief added.CCTV camera usage has also boosted crime-fighting efforts by enabling law enforcement ranks to track and intercept criminals.Installed years ago and constantly upgraded, the closed-circuit camera system was initiated under the previous Administration.At least 130 cameras were installed initially. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Local residents invited to attend information session on Canada Games contingency plan

first_imgThe information session will be held on August 21 in the lobby of the Pomeroy Sport Centre. There are two sessions to attend with the first taking place from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and the second from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.A number of topics will be covered including a need for volunteers should the speed skating be moved to Fort St. John according to Communications Manager Alyson Gourley-Cramer.“We’ll need a small team of people in Fort St. John to carry the event on if the contingency plan takes place. We’ll need volunteers to carry out the event and we are looking for some specific volunteers. At the planning session we’ll describe what those jobs are and who we need,” she explained.- Advertisement -A decision on whether or not Fort St. John will be needed to host long track speed skating would be made three days prior to the start of the games on February 10.last_img read more

Shy? Single? Throw a cuddle party

first_imgAs interesting as online models of interaction can be, they don’t do much for people who may live alone and crave a little hug once in a while. So people such as Andrea Bell, a single psychotherapist in Long Beach, are forking over $30 to spoon with perfect strangers at nonsexual, and highly monitored, cuddle parties. Cuddlers sit in a welcome circle with strangers, talk, joke and, eventually, cuddle. Cuddle lifeguards ensure that there’s no hanky-panky happening and that everyone feels safe. “By the time you leave, everybody is glowing, myself included,” said Bell. Andrew Schwartz, a cuddle-party facilitator in Los Angeles, said the practice mixes old and new forms of affection to help singles achieve intimacy without a relationship. “We’re taking the freedom we got from the free love movement and combining it with ideas of personal responsibility,” Schwartz said. “In this culture, if you are single, you’re not getting any touching at all. A study showed friends touched each other 200 times an hour in Puerto Rico. In the U.S. it was two times. People in warm countries don’t need cuddle parties.” Admittedly, Southern California is warm. But the culture apparently isn’t, according to Schwartz, a transplant from New York. “With the entertainment business being such a big part of the culture, that could cause people to be oriented on a more superficial level. I sometimes wonder if it has to do with the inability to form connections easily because we’re all spread out. We’re not as physically close together as people in other cities.” Bell says that for herself, the cuddle party is not a substitute for a relationship, but it is that for a lot of the single people who attend. “I’m not isolated and lonely, but I’ve spent a lot of effort creating a community. When I was in my 20s, I did feel isolated. … I think a lot of people go because they are single.” 160Want 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


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! What better place to tell stories about the diverse cultures within the San Fernando Valley than at the public libraries? • Canoga Park, 20939 Sherman Way; (818) 887-0320. • Chatsworth, 21052 Devonshire St.; (818) 341-4276. • Eagle Rock, 5027 Caspar Ave.; (323) 258-8078. • Encino-Tarzana, 18231 Ventura Blvd.; (818) 343-1983. • Granada Hills, 10640 Petit Ave.; (818) 368-5687. • Lake View Terrace, 12002 Osborne St.; (818) 890-7404. • Mid-Valley Regional, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills; (818) 895-3650. • North Hollywood Regional, 5211 Tujunga Ave.; (818) 766-7185. • Northridge, 9051 Darby Ave.; (818) 886-3640. • Pacoima, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd.; (818) 899-5203. • Panorama City, 14345 Roscoe Blvd.; (818) 894-4071. • Platt, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 340-9386. • Porter Ranch, 11371 Tampa Ave., (818) 260-5706. • Sherman Oaks, 14245 Moorpark St.; (818) 205-9716. • Studio City, 12511 Moorpark St.; (818) 755-7873. • Sun Valley, 7935 Vineland Ave.; (818) 764-1338. • Sunland-Tujunga, 7771 Foothill Blvd.; (818) 352-4481. • Sylmar, 14561 Polk St.; (818) 367-6102. • Valley Plaza, 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood; (818) 765-9251. • Van Nuys, 6250 Sylmar Ave.; (818) 756-8453. • West Valley Regional, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda; (818) 345-9806. • Woodland Hills, 22200 Ventura Blvd.; (818) 226-0017.last_img read more

Jobs: General Workers and Supervisor required by award-winning Donegal company

first_imgJob Vacancies: A Donegal packaging company, a market leader in its industry – are seeking to recruit a Shift Supervisor and General Workers, including Packers and Machine Operators to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team.RA Pacaistí, based in the Gweedore Business Park, in Derrybeg, is the market leader in Food To Go packaging.RA PacaistíJob Requirements: Successful candidates must be trustworthy, diligent, reliable and experienced.Be flexible with hours, and possess the ability to work as part of a team.Experienced in multi-shift operation and production.Professional, dependable and hardworking.Previous experience is required for the role of Machine OperatorsShift Supervisor Job Description:The Manufacturing Shift Supervisor is required to manage a safe, team orientated environment where the delivery of key metrics including Product quality, Production plan Volume and Waste reduction can be achieved on a consistent basis in a high volume manufacturing environment.If you’re interested in any of the above positions then please contact, stating which role you are applying for.Jobs: General Workers and Supervisor required by award-winning Donegal company was last modified: December 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:GweedorejobsRA PacaistíVacancieslast_img read more


first_imgHe is one of RTE’s biggest stars.He earns more than €400,000 a year and could holiday anywhere in the world.But now radio star Joe Duffy has revealed how he is planning on spending his summer holidays with his family in Donegal. Duffy says he wants to visit Russia but also revealed “I may go to Donegal this summer.” GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DONEGAL ON HOLIDAY THIS SUMMER?……CALL JOE! was last modified: January 14th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:donegalholidayJoe DuffyRTEsummerlast_img read more


first_imgThe LyIT GAA Ladies team pictured before Wednesday’s game against University of Ulster Coleraine in O’Donnell Park, where they were winners by a margin of 3-11 to 3-7.In O’Donnell Park on Wednesday the LyIT Ladies delivered on a promise to themselves of a good start to this year’s campaign.Wishing to impress new coach Eamon OBoyle, stalwarts like Aine Fagan and Sarah Faulkner were on top of their game in the face of a well-prepared University of Ulster Coleraine side. The locals got an early lead from the boot of Sarah Faulkner direct from the first 45 free kick of the day awarded by referee Joe O’Donnell, a point followed from Aine Higgins followed by another goal from the point scorer Higgins when she pounced on a defensive lapse by Coleraine.Sure footed Aoife O’Byrne in the full back position ensured that the Letterkenny girls took best advantage of the breeze at their backs in the first half and through some good defensive play and distribution LyIT had a substantial lead at the interval. The second half was a testing affair with the elements and the likes of Caela Farren, Brigetta Lynch and others, in the Coleraine team, finding a renewed vigour.A comeback, of sorts, seemed on but for the determination of Cathy DeWard, Charmaine McDermott, and the scoring of Aine Higgins, the local team maintained their shape in a demanding encounter to bring home the points with a final score of 3-11 to 3-7 in favour of LyIT. A spirited performance from LYIT GAA ladies team on Wednesday made sure of an important victory in the opening game of this season’s league, the Letterkenny girls won by 3-11 to 3-7. (photo by Paddy Gallagher).Aine Fagan in action for LyIT Ladies on Wednesday in o’Donnell park where the chalked up their first victory in the Division 4 clash with University of Ulster Coleraine, (photo by Paddy Gallagher).     LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: LYIT GET OFF TO CRACKING START WITH WIN OVER UU COLERAINE was last modified: October 10th, 2013 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:LYIT LADIES GAA TEAMUU COLERAinelast_img read more

Giants acquire Breyvic Valera

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–For a Giants fan base accustomed to splashy offseason acquisitions, Farhan Zaidi has spent his first winter on the job wading into a small tide pool.Though the waters remain unseasonably calm, the Giants made another addition Saturday as they acquired utility player Breyvic Valera from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.Saturday’s deal marks the third time in the last nine months that Valera has been involved in a trade under Zaidi’s watch, as he was …last_img