Euro giants proposing 96-TEAM Champions League to include SIX English teams

first_imgEUROPEAN football’s elite clubs have discussed an amazing proposal for a 96-TEAM Champions League.It would mean SIX English teams — an increase on the current four — would be guaranteed automatic qualification.2 Top Prem clubs oppose a hugely-expanded Champions League as it would end the League CupCredit: Getty – Contributor2SunSport can reveal a model of 16 divisions, each comprising six clubs, has been suggested as part of a potential 2024 reform to Europe’s biggest tournament.It is the latest proposal, following talks over changing the current format of eight groups of four teams.SunSport revealed on Wednesday Uefa chiefs will discuss that idea at next month’s meeting in Geneva.The top English clubs are opposed to the scheme because it would mean scrapping the League Cup.But the new plan would replace the current series of qualifying rounds so the likes of Celtic — forced into numerous play-offs — would advance straight into the main draw.RANGE OF NEW IDEASDialogue this week with chief executives of clubs suggest it would involve two winners from each group advancing to a Champ­ions League knockout phase.The third and fourth-placed teams would then head into the Europa League, with the fifth and sixth heading into the new third-tier European competition.Although they are only working proposals, the format is part of a range of new ideas being discussed as part of potential Champions League reform from 2024.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe European calendar is already creaking under a heavy schedule — but Uefa officials are convinced they could find the room.Although most of the top 32 clubs in Europe are happy with the current format, they are still trying to find ways to innovate.They are also desperate to cash in when the next round of TV rights is negotiated after 2021 — with the top clubs demanding an even bigger share of the pie.Barcelona ‘agree sensational Neymar transfer’ as the star takes part in what could be his final PSG traininglast_img read more

Madam Mary Howe Dies

first_imgMadam Mary Mamie Howe, who served for many years as Notary Public of Montserrado County, has died.This sad event occurred at 2 o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at her residence at Chugbor, Old Road, following a brief illness.  She was in her 66th year.A graduate of the Modern Commercial Institute in Monrovia, where she qualified in Secretarial Science, Madam Howe commenced her professional career at the Temple of Justice, where she served as a cadet in the Magisterial Court.She was later transferred to the Traffic Court and subsequently to the Probate Court, where she as appointed Clerk of Court during the administrations of Judges Kennedy and Luvenia Ash-Thompson.Madam Howe was later commissioned by the late President Samuel K. Doe as Notary Public and Justice of the Peace and subsequently by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Mary Mamie How was born on October 24, 1948 in Spring Hill, Howesville Nyumonwed Chiefdom, Maryland County, unto the union of Mr. Adolphus Tamar Howe and Madam Beatrice Weade Wallace.Young Mamie commenced her early education at Spring Hill Public and Elementary School.  Her grandmother, Ma Louisa Clark Wallace later took Mamie to live with the Harmon family in Harper, Cape Palmas, where she started her secondary education at the Demonstration School.Mary was later sent to live with her uncle, Mr. Ben Wallace, Sr., in Monrovia in 1968, following which her uncle enrolled her in the Bromley Mission High School in Virginia, Montserrado County.  She later entered Monrovia College Industrial School (MC) on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, where she obtained her high school diploma in 1973.A life long Episcopalian, she was baptized by Rev. Fr. Brooks at the Annunciation Episcopal Church in Spring Hill and confirmed and later confirmed by Bishop Dillard H. Brown of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia.  She was a devout member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camp Johnson Road.She is survived by her children, Mrs. Florence Wesley, Nyemah Larry Pennoh, Wisseh D. Gmah and Tickly D. Monkoney; a brother, Theodore Howe; and many other relatives.The body will be removed from St. Moses Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 2014 and taken to St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road for a night of wake keeping.The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brewerville Cemetery. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgFormer Finn Harps and Galway United goalkeeper Declan McIntyre is launching a six-week goalkeeping programme which kicks-off tonight at Bonagee United.Declan McIntyre, right, with former Harps boss Peter Hutton.McIntyre is one of the most experienced goalkeepers this county has ever produced.McIntyre enjoyed a distinguished playing career in the League of Ireland, and since he retired from playing has held a number of coaching positions with both Finn Harps FC and Derry City. McIntyre was part of the back-room team at Derry City under Roddy Collins last season before Peter Hutton took over as manager after Collins was sacked.McIntyre is expected to remain part of the set-up at the Brandywell for the forthcoming 2015 campaign.McIntyre has also been heavily involved over the last 15 years or more with various Irish representative sides at all levels right up from u15 to u21.His six-week ‘Goalkeeping Coaching Programme’ is specifically aimed at Schoolboy /Schoolgirl Goalkeepers over the coming weeks at two venues in Donegal. It starts tonight 19th November on the astro-turf at Bonagee United from 7.30 – 9 pm.Wednesday nights will be primarily aimed at the 12-16 year old keepers in the county.On Thursday evening 20th November from 6.30 – 8pm the younger keepers will be catered for, that is the 8, 9, 10 and 11 year-olds.Each session will last for 90 minutes so the GK’s will get plenty of work and coaching time.The Programme at Bonagee will run every Wednesday and Thursday night up until the 17 and 18th of December 2014. Similarly on Sunday 23th November The Goalkeeping Programme will start in The Hospital Field Donegal Town with a 10.15 am start for the 8, 9, 10 and 11 year-olds.The older group, 12-16 year olds will start at 11.45 am – 1.15.The programme is a great opportunity for young GK’s to get some much needed coaching from an experienced and qualified goalkeeping expert.The programme is open to everyone boys and girls and they’ve had a number of outstanding female keepers attend the courses over the last few years. If anyone needs more information you can contact Declan on 087 2499509.Or if you contact Declan via e-mail at declanmcintyre2000@eircom.netFORMER FINN HARPS LEGEND DECLAN MCINTYRE LAUNCHES SIX-WEEK GOALKEEPING PROGRAMME was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Declan McIntyrederry cityFAIGoalkeeping ProgrammenewsSix-WeekSportlast_img read more