Rusea’s female title success at last week’s Western Championships came as a surprise for many, but coach Roderick Miles says it’s been in the making after a collaborative effort from the entire school community.The Lucea, Hanover-based school upstaged some of their more fancied rivals such as St Elizabeth Technical (272.50), tallying 344.50 points, to claim their first ever track and field title.Petersfield finished third with 182.50 points.Miles told The Gleaner that their success has been in the cards, pointing to the work of principal, Linvern Wright, and past student, Seymour Panton, towards the improvement of the school’s track programme.”It’s a number of things put together. It did not happen overnight,” Miles noted. “We were steadily building up last year, but lost some athletes who left on transfer. So last year should have been the big year for us, but many top athletes moved to so-called bigger name schools and we lost to STETHS by 18 points, so we were supposed to win last year, especially if Tara Bert didn’t leave for St Jago.”But we have been rising steadily over the years, and Mr Wright has been instrumental. He wants to do things different, he and Mr Panton, so it’s a plan. Three seasons ago, we sat down and outlined the plan and put it together, so it’s the vision of a number of people coming together,” he continued.MARKED IMPROVEMENTMiles was convinced to take over the programme in 2013 after good work at Frome Technical. In three years, both the boys and girls’ teams have seen marked improvements at the national and regional championships.The current aim of the programme, he says, is to enhance the school’s track and field reputation and give their students an opportunity to take advantage of the countless athletic scholarships granted to Jamaican athletes each year.”The goal for the girls was to finish top eight at Girls’ Champs, win Western Champs, and get some scholarships,” he said.Their success has created a stir in the small town, and Miles is hoping to create a similar impact at the national championships.”A lot of ‘Russian’ past students are excited, and everyone is congratulating us. Schools like Mount Alvernia [and] Maggotty have called me and told me I am an inspiration, that I give them hope and they believe they can do the same. And that is the biggest thing for me,” Miles added.
Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES “The eligibility committee has already made its initial findings and it was affirmed by the Board of managing directors. So unless its reversed, overturned, or vetoed by the Board of Trustees composed of the presidents, the findings of the ineligibility on those players will officially stand,” said new UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag.The Mali-born Ouattara and the Cameroonian Akomo were set to fortify the frontline for their respective teams, but were deemed ineligible after failing to meet the two-year residency requirement for foreign players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Fil-Am Ricafort, meanwhile, is deemed by the committee to have exceeded the age limit even if he won’t turn 25 until January of next year. The age limit set by the league is 25.But the two schools are not giving their players up without a fight as they already submitted separate appeals to the UAAP Board of Trustees. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas will likely miss a key cog in their respective UAAP Season 80 campaigns.The UAAP eligibility committee ruled Ibrahim Ouattara and Rob Ricafort of the Fighting Maroons, as well as Steve Akomo of the Growling Tigers ineligible this year after failing to meet the required years of residency.ADVERTISEMENT Saguisag believes that the UAAP Board will come up with a final decision before the start of the tournament on Saturday.“There are points raised and both schools have already elevated the matter to the Board of Trustees, and they will decide on the issue. We’ll just have to wait and see until September 9,” he said. “I hope the matter should be addressed, and it will be addressed. We’ll have a decision soon hopefully, before the opening. For now, it is what it is.” Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “It’s going to be a huge blow for us if we lose those two,” lamented coach Bo Perasol, as he expects Ouattara and Ricafort to figure on his starting lineup. “I have been preparing the team for more than a year with those two in the fold. And it’s going to greatly affect the team’s competitiveness if they will be deemed ineligible.”UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Ronualdo Dizer also expressed confidence that the decision will be overturned and the Board will allow Ouattara and Ricafort to play this season.“On the UP side, we are very optimistic on this because this has been amended during the time that we were hosting,” he said.The same goes with UST as coach Boy Sablan expects a favorable decision in the coming days.“I’m still very positive that our appeal will be approved. If we’ll follow the rules, that’s very clear there. I don’t know what’s the problem with the Board,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Christian Standhardinger enters 2017 PBA Draft
…says sugar belt meetings a sign of desperationBy Samuel SukhnandanMeetings held with citizens in the sugar belt on Friday and chaired by several Cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, have been described as a master public relations strategy which was just a regurgitation of more failed promises and political rhetoric, Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Bharrat Jagdeo has said.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo told media operatives at a press conference on Saturday that the meetings were a desperate attempt by the coalition Government to show that they care about sugar workers, when in fact they were the ones who planned the downsizing of the industry, which is now taking effect and creating chaos for thousands of families whose livelihoods depend on that industry.“Imagine: half of the Cabinet, the whole AFC (Alliance for Change) going to the sugar belt to say they will provide training and that the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) is looking for investors. It was a (public relations) PR exercise, a master PR strategy; that (is) what it was. Nothing more than that,” he said.The former President claimed that Nagamootoo has nothing new to say to the workers but that the Government is not closing the industry. “He said the Government not closing sugar and that sugar will remain alive. We heard similar sentiments from this same person who is now Prime Minister pre-election…who said they will receive significant support and (give) 20 percent increase in wages and salaries.”Jagdeo said the reality today is that the coalition Government has taken the most “callous decision ever in sugar.” On that basis alone, he believes that Nagamootoo’s statements were not sincere, and sugar workers will not fall for the same trap of believing what was promised.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo“Secondly, he told them that 1,000 workers will get $500,000 severances. They could have paid the 1,000 workers their full severance. What he didn’t say is that they withholding half of the severance, which is payable by law. So, they making it that sugar workers beg for what is due to them by law. What was the message…the situation placed a strain on the treasury,” the former President told the press.Jagdeo believes that if anything has put a severe strain on the treasury, it is the “bloated Government” which travels overseas more frequently and spends millions on luxury vehicles to parade in.Another observation made by Jagdeo about the Prime Minister’s address to people in the sugar belt was the fact that “he said there is no need for quarrel and row”. He was referring to moments when workers’ voices drowned Nagamootoo’s speech.Nagamootoo had said that if tension is put aside and both parties work together and have meaningful talks, then they can find answers and solutions.“He wants to work together. But this is the same Prime Minister who, a week prior to that, stood up in Parliament (and) argued against (the) Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report on Sugar being debated fully at the Economic Services Committee in the National Assembly,” the PPP/C General Secretary pointed out.Jagdeo also observed that the Government was so desperate in its attempt to try to fix a problem it created that it is telling sugar workers of a plan to have them meet with the private sector so that they can discuss ways in which their severance pay could be reinvested to create a business.“This is desperate, and it’s ridiculous. Which business can you start really with $500,000? And in fact the people need it now to sustain themselves,” he added.During those meetings, Third Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan explained that the Government had no other choice but to make the “hard decision”. He admitted that challenging days are ahead for the sugar industry. He remarked that times are changing globally, and had Guyana responded at the right time and in the right manner, the dynamics of the sugar industry would have been very different nowBut Ramjattan’s famous words from that meeting were: “God wanted sugar to fail.” The Minister also said, “So it’s important to understand that hard decisions have to be made, and we are (the) ones that will (have) to make it…probably it was destined to have to fail. Probably God wanted it that way, and we have to make the decisions now…Probably that is why God also said let (them) find the oil under this Administration, and we have found it.”Ramjattan was accompanied by Business and Tourism Minister Dominic Gaskin; Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes; Citizenship Minister Winston Felix; and Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes. The ministers were accompanied by a representative of the SPU, GuySuCo’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Paul Bhim, and other senior officials.The team met workers at the Enmore Training Centre and Staff Club on Friday.The team that was led by the Prime Minister met with sugar workers at the Skeldon Community Centre on that same day. He was accompanied by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder and Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Jaipaul Sharma.
More than 1 million pages of historical government documents – a stack taller than the U.S. Capitol – have been removed from public view since the September 2001 terror attacks, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Some of the papers are more than a century old. In some cases, entire file boxes were removed without significant review because the government’s central record-keeping agency, the National Archives and Records Administration, did not have time for a more thorough audit. “We just felt we couldn’t take the time and didn’t always have the expertise,” said Steve Tilley, who oversaw the program. Archives officials are still screening records, but the number of files pulled recently has declined dramatically, he said. The records administration began removing materials under its “records of concern” program launched in November 2001 after the Justice Department instructed agencies to be more guarded in releasing government papers. The agency has removed about 1.1 million pages, according to partially redacted monthly progress reports reviewed by the AP. The reports were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. After the September 2001 attacks, the records administration signed a secret deal with the Pentagon and CIA to review and permit the removal of tens of thousands of pages from public view that intelligence officials believed had been declassified too hastily. In the aftermath of disclosures about that program, archives officials promised not to enter into any more secret agreements with federal agencies. They also promised to publicize withdrawals and establish procedures for reclassifying documents. A subsequent audit of the disputed program found one of every three sampled documents should not have been reclassified. The newer program, however, has been operated wholly by archives officials, and its scope apparently dwarfs the removal of CIA and Pentagon records. In a memo to employees, John Carlin, then archivist of the United States, said the “records of concern” program would “reduce the risk of providing access to materials that might support terrorists.” A later memo explained that “relatively current, accurate and detailed information on a structure, organization or facility that is crucial to protecting national defense, the country’s infrastructure, symbolic monuments and personal identity are records of concern.” The director of an online coalition for freedom of information issues, Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org, urged officials to create a public registry of withdrawn documents. She said officials should work toward releasing more than 400 million pages of backlogged files rather than removing smaller numbers of papers. “This is a questionable use of tax dollars,” McDermott said. Other researchers said the project, while well-intentioned, reinforces a culture of secrecy that became more pronounced after the September 2001 terror attacks. “You want government to be vigilant when it comes to security, but you also want them to behave responsibly,” said Steven Aftergood, who runs the government secrecy project for the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists. “You can’t have a situation where secrecy becomes the default mode.” Many of the removed records might be useful to terrorists, according to the AP’s review. Archivists removed records from the U.S. Surgeon General’s Preventive Medicine Division, which studied biological weapons created between 1941 and 1947. Other records withdrawn don’t appear to be useful to terrorists. Archivists removed information from a 1960 Bureau of Indian Affairs report on Alaska’s Tlingit and Haida tribes because it included Social Security numbers. A 1960 map of the Melton Hill Reservoir in east Tennessee – now known mainly as a spring-training site for collegiate rowing teams – was removed from view, as were 1967 architectural drawings for the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. In e-mails and memos obtained by the AP, archives employees made it clear they were trying to minimize the number and scope of removals. Archives officials generally have received passing marks from secrecy experts who have been aware of the program, said Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, a George Washington University-based research institute. But Blanton also said the effort appears to be a case of misplaced priorities. “Government’s first instinct is to hide vulnerabilities, not to fix them,” said Blanton. “And that doesn’t make us safer.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The pulled records include the presumably dangerous, such as nearly half an enormous database from the Federal Emergency Management Agency with information about all federal facilities. But they also include the presumably useless, such as part of a collection about the Lower Colorado River Authority with papers 114 years old. About 80 cubic feet of naval facility plans and blueprints – on microfilm, about 200,000 pages – were withdrawn because agency officials said they didn’t have time to go through each individual document. In all, archivists identified as many as 625 million pages that could have been affected under the security program. In their haste to remove potentially harmful documents from view, archives officials acknowledged many records were withdrawn that should be available. The public can still request to see parts of withdrawn documents under the Freedom of Information Act and may in some cases be allowed to see whole files that were removed. The archives program comes less than one year after the records administration was under fire for allowing public documents to be reclassified as secret under a separate program.
They however remained placed bottom, just one point behind Wazito FC whose survival hopes were dealt a hammer blow after losing 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars at the Kericho Green Stadium earlier in the afternoon.In the other matches, Vihiga United picked a boosing point after playing to a 1-1 draw with Sony Sugar in Mumias while Chemelil on Saturday boosted their hopes with a 1-0 win over Mathare United in Awasi.But it was at the Thika Stadium that the story of the weekend was waiting to unfold with uncertainty whether or not the striking Gor players would show up for the match. Gor have not trained whole week protesting non-payment of salaries and allowances.“The players gave their all in this match but it was going to be difficult to prepare for this match without training,” Gor head coach Dylan Kerr lamented after the match.Thika were under the tutelage of former Mathare Youth coach Gabriel ‘Kingi’ Njoroge who was stepping in for the first time after being called upon to save the sinking ship.New Thika United head coach Gabriel Njoroge during their Kenyan Premier League match against Gor Mahia at the Thika Stadium on September 16, 2018“The players warmly welcomed me from the look of training during the week, we were heading for a positive result despite playing a side that hasn’t trained, at times a team can win even without training, we had to be cautious,” Njoroge who has had stints with Mathare United and City Stars further said.While this was only the second loss this season for Gor, Thika were in cloud nine having picked a win for the first time since May, a run that has seen them go for 11 matches without registering victory losing nine of them.It wasn’t a classic Gor match as the players only looked to have come in to fulfil the obligations of the match and help the club avoid a possible Sh1mn fine for handing a walk over.Golden boot chasing Jacques Tuyisenge had a chance inside 16 minutes when he was played through by Burundian Francis Mustafa, but he fired wide from close range though he had already been flagged offside.The champions-elect had another chance off a Boniface Omondi corner, but Charles Momanyi’s connection with a header was off target.Thika had to wait till the 21st minute to register their first meaningful effort at goal falling on Michael Odongo, but he could not beat the keeper one on one off a Zak Matasi cross.Gor came ever so close after 35 minutes when Wellington Ochieng’s cracking shot came off the upright while Wesley Onguso wasted a glorious chance with a freekick from goal scoring range hitting it over and wide.Gor Mahia’s Joachim Oluoch tussles for the ball with Thika United’s Zak matasi during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Stadium on September 16, 2018In the second half Kerr made changes bringing on Bernard Ondiek and Innocent Wafula for Joachim Oluoch and Samuel Onyango with Thika responding by throwing in James Kinyanjui and Richard Kang’ethe for Benson Iregi and Haji Mwachoki.It was Thika’s changes that proved fruitful with the home side breaking the deadlock in the 62nd minute with Odongo pouncing on a lose ball after keeper Peter Odhiambo punched Michael Mutinda’s shot into his path.Having gone down, Gor gave a fight and thought to have had a point late on but Francis Mustafa’s goal was ruled out for offside.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Jacques Tuyisenge is tackled by a Thika United player during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Stadium on September 16, 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Gor Mahia’s lack of match fitness was clearly evident on Sunday evening as they went down by a solitary goal to relegation threatened Thika United at the Thika Sub-County Stadium, handing the home side a massive survival boost.K’Ogalo whose players have not trained for the entire week just met up on the morning of match day and travelled to Thika, and the home side were more than willing to take advantage to pick maximum points and they did so to move to 26 points in the standings.
“Seeing that Sierra Leone is still under suspension by FIFA, please note that the above mentioned match will not take place,” read part of the letter.“The status of the group will be communicated later on once the competent body takes a final decision in this regards,” continued the letter signed by CAF Competitions Division’s Khaled Nassar.Kenya has so far won two and shared the spoils in one match, in their quest to grace the Africa Cup of Nations from Group F, which also comprises of Ghana and Ethiopia. The Harambee Stars are in line for a place in the continental showpiece, which they last graced in 2004.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Deputy President William Ruto greets Harambee Stars players during a training session at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has called off Kenya’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Sierra Leone that was scheduled to be played at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Sunday, November 18.In a letter from the Continental governing body’s Competition’s Division, CAF cited a suspension on Sierra Leone by World Governing body FIFA, noting that the status of the group will be communicated once the Executive Committee takes a final decision on the matter.
But City’s ruthless finishing wasn’t the main talking point in east London as VAR made a first major impact on a Premier League match.The Video Assistant Referee technology is being used in the Premier League for the first time this season after featuring in the FA and League Cups in England last term.The system was given quite a workout at the London Stadium, with several decisions reviewed, including City’s Jesus having a goal disallowed for offside against Sterling, while Aguero was able to score a retaken penalty after his initial saved spot-kick featured West Ham encroachment.There was also VAR approval for Sterling’s second goal and an early West Ham penalty appeal was turned down by the system.The offside decision against Sterling was extremely close and Guardiola disagreed with the call, insisting the constant interventions are only worth the hassle if they are always right.“Only what I wish is that VAR doesn’t make mistakes please. When it’s offside it’s offside, when it’s a penalty it’s a penalty,” he told reporters.“Rules are rules, no problem. But I will be upset if it’s something that is right and it’s disallowed. Then it will be not good.“The only thing I’m concerned is when VAR makes a mistake. It happened quite often in the past, then it is better for the referee to make decision.”Guardiola has already experienced the agony of VAR overturning a key decision when Sterling had what would have been a last-gasp Champions League winner against Tottenham ruled out for offside last season.Since then, the Spaniard has joined the rest of his Premier League managerial counterparts for a VAR demonstration in London.He remains hopeful the system will prove to be fairer in the long-term, even if it needs to be quicker to make decisions after both teams had returned to their kick-off positions before Jesus’s goal was eventually disallowed.– ‘Mentally strong’ –“After what happened against Tottenham in the quarter-finals last season, we were there, 60,000 people jumping with joy, then one second later we lost because it was offside. Now I’m used to these situations,” he said.“We had a managers’ meeting in London last week and they showed us how VAR will work with all the cameras and angles.“I think it will be fairer. Maybe it will be quicker in the future.“You have to be mentally strong when VAR is not on our side. You think at 3-0 the game is almost over but at 2-0, it’s completely different.“It is going to change the dynamic not just for the team but for the spectators. It will be a good lesson for our future.”Regardless of the latest VAR issues, Guardiola was content with the way City recovered from a lethargic first 15 minutes to put West Ham to the sword.It was the ideal response from the champions after title rivals Liverpool crushed Norwich 4-1 in their season opener on Friday.“Perfect start? It terms of the result yes, in terms of the performance no. In the first half we were sloppy with our passes,” Guardiola said.“We didn’t have the rhythm but that is normal in the first game. In the second half we settled down.”Sterling stole the show with a display of lethal finishing that convinced Guardiola the England winger could thrive as a central striker.“For me a striker would be an incredible position for him. I know the quality of the player, the consistency,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The big screen informs the crowd that the VAR is checking Manchester City’s third goal at West Ham © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Pep Guardiola says VAR will only be worthwhile if decisions taken by the controversial system are always correct after Manchester City’s 5-0 win at West Ham was interrupted by several replay reviews.Guardiola’s side kicked off their Premier League title defence with a confident display as Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero demolished the Hammers.
George Boateng admits Aston Villa will find it tough to beat relegation this season – because they lack leaders.The Villans are currently 19th in the Premier League table, having picked up just three points from their last 12 league fixtures.A revival under new boss Tim Sherwood had been hoped for, but the former Tottenham manager has overseen two successive defeats.And ex-midfielder Boateng claims the 46-year-old’s squad is too inexperienced.“When you’re in this situation you really need leaders in your team,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “You need older payers who roll up their sleeves and fight, regardless of whether they’re down or not. Aston Villa don’t have those.“They have a very young squad and there aren’t enough leaders and characters in that team to dig in and come out of it. Ron Vlaar is that type of player, but there aren’t enough at Villa.”
England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Di Matteo has been cut from 12/1 this morning, into just 7/2 second favourite for the job, signifying a massive move in the market.He’s still just behind current favourite Thomas Frank, Smith’s assistant manager at Griffin Park, who is 1/2 for the job. no dice REVEALED Former Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo. MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REPLY BEST OF huge blow Brentford could name a Champions League winning manager as their new boss following a flurry of bets.Ex-Chelsea and Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo has seen his odds slashed in the last 12 hours following Dean Smith’s decision to become the new Aston Villa boss. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Next Brentford boss: ADVICE Latest Football News Elsewhere, Nathan Jones is 12/1 third favourite, followed by Danny Cowley (16/1), Michael Appleton (16/1) and ex-Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal (18/1).Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “Di Matteo’s last job was ironically at Aston Villa back in 2016 and, despite his previous credentials, there have to be question marks about his ability to manage at this level.“Brentford have had great success in tapping into unknown markets, so this name really has come out of the blue.” Thomas Frank – 1/2Roberto Di Matteo – 7/2Nathan Jones – 9/1Danny Cowley – 16/1Michael Appleton – 16/1Carlos Carvalhal – 18/1Rui Faria – 18/1David Moyes – 20/1Mark Warburton – 20/1 REVEALED silverware
REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo celebrated his sensational opener against Man United by showing fans his six pack. Since leaving Old Trafford in 2009 for £80m, he became one of the greatest players in the world. He left in 2018, but not before scoring 451 times for the club RANKED no dice 5. Ronaldo went from this… Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Chelsea struck oil in 2003 when 36-year-old billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club and transformed the Premier League as we knew it.The Blues have become a football powerhouse in the years following, winning Premier League titles and even being able to call themselves champions of Europe.And since the birth of ‘Chelski’, a lot of other great stuff has kept us entertained, too.1. Delia Smith became a football legend2. Twitter was founded Lampard left Chelsea as their greatest goal scorer in 2014 and cemented his place in City hears by then scoring for the club AGAINST the Blues. When he signed off – in a 2015 games against Southampton – he scored and was given a standing ovation and later celebrated by his team-mates. A City Legend. 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 5 4. Thomas Gravesen became a Real Madrid Galactico Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Most Popular Football News MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3. Frank Lampard became both a Chelsea and Man City legend BEST OF There he is, top right, alongside Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and David Beckham. Real Madrid bought Gravesen from Everton in a £2.6m deal in 2005 ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United signed 18-year-old Ronaldo for £12.24m in 2003 It was built from nothing, just like Chelsea, and it’s owner is also worth a few billion quid, too. It also gave football fans a voice to lament every misplaced pass and see the modern fan turn on their ‘heroes’ in an instant To this… REVEALED 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow shining 5 5