The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times. They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland. Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches. The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival. The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals. They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers: Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders: Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters: Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them. Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket. They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Read Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Brownlee had 27 points, including 17 in the second half, while Balkman finished with 24 points.But the biggest difference turned out to be rebounding, which saw Alab take a huge advantage, 58-42.“I’m lucky to have two imports who are winners in Balk (Balkman) and Justin (Brownlee),” said Alapag.Mono coach Douglas Marty expects a strong response from his squad with their season on the line.“They’re such an excellent team,” said Marty. “We have to prove that our defensive scheme is effective. I believe in our team, we’ve been resilient all season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Neil’s Cardiff club nears EPL promotion Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ But finishing the job won’t be easy against a Mono squad that plays with fluidity on offense, thanks to Filipino-American point guard Jason Brickman.The winner-take-all Game 5, if necessary, will be played at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna on Wednesday.“That is a very, very good team on the other side, very, very well-coached, and we’re going into a hostile environment,” said Alalag.“We have to make sure we stick to the game plan and recover especially because it’s a quick turnaround. We have just 36 hours before Game 4 from Game 3.”Parks did most of the damage in Game 3, knocking down big shots in the last three minutes on his way to a team-high 30 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BANGKOK—As a player, Jimmy Alapag became an international legend by making big shots at the crunch for Gilas Pilipinas.Now coaching San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League, the pint-sized gunslinger can gift the Philippines with an international crown.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Two imports who have endeared themselves to a country that embraces the sport like religion and a young star with plenty to prove will help Alapag achieve his goal.Alapag knows his players have their work cut out for them when they shoot for the ABL crown against Mono Vampire on Monday at Stadium 29 in the Thai capital of Bangkok.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’ll put our heart and our soul in Game 4,” said Alapag after Alab, led by imports Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman and local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks, hacked out a 99-93 win over the Thai club last Sunday.Alab can become the third Filipino team to win the title after the Philippine Patriots and the San Miguel Beermen in the 3:30 p.m. contest (4:30 p.m. in Manila). Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
A head teacher has blamed “misguided hysteria” about Ebola for the cancellation of a school visit by a nine-year-old boy from Sierra Leone.Kofi Mason-Sesay had been due to attend classes this month at St Simon’s Catholic Primary School in Stockport.The boy, who has studied there during previous visits to England with his mother, does not have the disease and the head teacher said, she had obtained public health reassurances. But some parents expressed their fears.In a letter to parents, St. Simon’s head teacher, Elizabeth Inman wrote: “It is with great sadness that we decided to cancel the visit; the misguided hysteria emerging is extremely disappointing, distracting us from our core purpose of educating your children and [it] is not an environment that I would wish a visitor to experience.”In a later statement she added: “It is unfortunate that some misplaced anxiety and misinformation about Ebola, amongst a small group of parents, has been circulated amongst the wider parent body.”The school has sought, and received, assurances from the relevant health agencies that the visit would pose no risk to health.”Despite these assurances, this has not alleviated the concerns of the group, leading to the cancellation.”The boy’s mother Miriam Mason-Sesay, who works for the UK charity EducAid in Sierra Leone, told BBC Radio 5 live she had not been near any Ebola patients. The head teacher has proposed that parents donate to EducAid in recognition of Ms. Mason-Sesay’s work.Public Health England said on last Tuesday there were no to introduce Ebola screening for people visiting the UK.Dr Brian McCloskey, director of global health, said: “If an Ebola case is repatriated to, or detected in, the UK they would receive appropriate treatment in an isolation unit, with all appropriate protocols promptly activated.” Ebola FactsSource: NHS and WHOPeople can catch Ebola if they are in direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.Early symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding, sometimes from the eyes and mouth.The current outbreak started in March in west Africa, where the worst-affected countries include Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, which is now the hardest hit.There is no licensed Ebola vaccine but treatments are in developmentPeople can catch Ebola when they come into contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. The virus has no known cure, but some affected people have recovered.The current outbreak has a mortality rate of about 70 percent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The manager of MOFATO Inc, Momo Siafa Kpoto, who is believed to have already been challenged with debt, became the target of a foreclosure lawsuit by a bank seeking L$D6,477,504.91 repayment on a 2008 loan.In spite of Kpoto’s numerous challenges, he has on many occasions failed to appear before the Debt Court of Montserrado County, where Ecobank’s lawyers have filed an “Action of Debt” lawsuit against him to recover their unpaid loan.One of such evidence is a document dated December 19, 2014, entitled “Writ of Summon by Publication and Mailing,” which instructed its Sheriff, Major Robert B. Toe, to have it served on Kpoto.However, that writ was not served on him because he could not be located anywhere in the country, meaning that if he again fails to appear before Judge James E. Jones, based on another writ, the court will come down with a default judgment against him.However, a portion of that writ, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, said to Sheriff Toe, “You are hereby commanded to summon defendant Momo Siafa Kpoto to appear before the Debt Court for Montserrado County sitting in its January 2015 Term, to meet on the Second Tuesday in January 2015, same being the 13th day of January at the hour of 10: am.“To answer to the complaint of the plaintiff, Ecobank in the case action of debt and to notify said defendant that upon its failure to appear, judgment will be entered against it by default.”It concluded, directing him, “To further notify the defendant to file its formal appearance or answer in my office on or before the 8th of January 2015. Meanwhile, you will return the writ in my office.”According to the complaint filed on behalf of Ecobank, Kpoto borrowed LD3,500,000 in 2008, and was supposed to make full payment within eight months. But the company had not made any payment, the suit claims.The loan was made after the company’s manager Kpoto and the bank entered into an agreement in which Kpoto mortgaged his deed and several other instruments, such as secured promissory note, according to the lawsuit.The loan, according to the document, was for Kpoto to purchase additional working tools and equipment to increase and enhance his business operation, which loan request the bank approved with the condition that it be repaid within eight months as of the date of the agreement.But, the company’s debt has now been increased to LD6,477,504.91, which the bank says includes interest, penalty and charges.“We have executed all efforts to have defendant Kpoto pay, but it has proved to be of no use, even including a letter sent to recover the amount as requested by the agreement,” the bank’s lawyer said in the lawsuit.“Therefore, we want the court to render the judgment against the defendant in the amount of LD6,477,504.91 along with the statutory interest of 6% and other commercial interest, legal fees among others and to grant unto us any other relief.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kurt Zouma 1 Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has revealed his club are trying to sign Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.The 20-year-old joined Chelsea in January 2014 for £12m from Saint-Etienne, signing a five-and-a-half deal.Since then the Frenchman has slowly begun to break his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans and he made 14 Premier League appearances last season.However, that has not stopped Sampdoria chasing his services and their president has now admitted he’s working on a deal.“I already signed [Niklas] Moisander from Ajax and I am trying to get Zouma, because they are very physical players,” said Ferrero.
Buncrana GAA NotesThe Club wishes to congratulate and wish all the best to Darach O’Connor, Caolan McGonigle and John Campbell who are representing the club on the pitch.And also wish good luck to Sean Noonan, Dave Mc Laughlin, Ronan Doherty X (Minor Backroom) and Paul McGonigle (who is Jim’s right hand man!). It’s really great to see such a big representation from our wee club, a very proud day for all of us.All Ireland TicketsWell done to the crew handling ticket orders last week. They didn’t finish till nearly 1am and I’m sure it wasn’t an easy gig! They deserve to be thanked for their hard work and patience.I never knew the club had so many members (hint of sarcasm?)! The queue was way out past the front door most of the night. If half as many people attended our fund-raisers the club would be in a healthy financial state. Don’t forget, there’s a direct link between a successful Donegal team and a club developing players for that team, starting at Underage and progressing through the levels. The hard work and commitment of volunteers who coach, manage and mentor coupled with the skill and enthusiasm of the players is what gets the like of Darach O’Connor, John Campbell and Caolan McGonigle into a county jersey. That’s why our club needs the support of all the community, all of the time, not just when we reach an All-Ireland final.Preference and priority will be given to fully paid-up adult club members and the ticket allocation process is completely fair and transparent. We made this clear several times during the year that adult membership alone carried entitlement to tickets, not junior. Committee members are subject to the same strict allocation as any other adult member, no special treatment.Message from Club Chair Sean ClerkinThe Club was allocated 364 tickets (155 of this allocation was Hill tickets) for the All Ireland final. The Club has no control over what seated tickets we receive. We have a request list of 589 people for tickets.As you can appreciate the Club will not, unfortunately, be in a position to cater for all these people. This huge shortfall of tickets is not the fault of Buncrana GAA Club but that of people who got tickets for matches all year from other sources (25% of ticket allocation to the Club was made on orders received by Donegal County Board from our Club for this year). We now ask that respect is shown to Club Officers who are trying to allocate tickets to the people who are entitled to them under the Club membership rules. Members are asked only to take tickets if they are travelling to matches and anyone who receives ticket(s), and are not happy with their allocation (ie seating/standing), can return them to the club as we have a large number of people who will be happy with a place anywhere in Croke Park.The Club wants this historic occasion to be a very enjoyable one for everyone but reminds everyone that the Club will not tolerate any abuse to Club Officers distributing tickets as this may result in removing your tickets and returning your membership monies.We, as Club members, are giving our time voluntarily and also want to have happy memories of 2014.All-Ireland Club Fundraisers You will be aware that the club needs to raise all of its own funding in order to deliver its range of football and hurling services to our young people.The Club is running a draw for 2 All-Ireland tickets and members are out and about selling lines,€2 for one or €5 for three. The draw takes place on Friday morning during our fundraising Coffee Morning for Donegla Hospice in O’Flaherty’s. And don’t despair if you’re out of the town or country – you can buy lines online at www.MyClubFinances.com/tickets.asp?LL_ID=826&CLB=1Please enter the draw yourself or forward this email onto friends and family. So far we’ve sold lines in South Korea and California! Thank you for your on-going and valued support. Remember, this may be your best chance of getting a Final ticket!The club is now selling Donegal bracelets for the big day at just €3 each. Also car stickers at €3 for one or €5 for two and other items. Contact Elizabeth-Anne at 0860604075. Limited number available.Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!ComhbrónEveryone at the Club was saddened to hear about the passing in Co Down of the grandmother of Ronan, Odhran and Oisin Doherty ‘X’. May she rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasalSenior LadiesBuncrana Senior Ladies travelled to Glencolmcille where they recorded a massive win of 8-13 to 4-7. A great all-round team performance and well done to all involved.Hard luck for our Minor Ladies who lost 4-5 to 5-11 to a strong Termon side in their first-ever competitive outing. They could have faced no stiffer challenge in their first game as Termon are the pinnacle of ladies football in Donegal and indeed Ulster. A baptism of fire and no mistake! For a team being managed by 2 of our senior players, Jenna McDaid and Ciara Masterson, on its first time out this was a great result and augers well for the future.As the scramble for tickets hots up and ‘Final Fever’ spreads rapidly it’s worth thinking about what a GAA club is really all about. A mere 4 years ago a few people met and resolved to start girls football in the club. Many thought they were either mad or wasting their time but they started training Underage Girls anyway.From such humble beginnings and through their commitment and enthusiasm, along with the whole-hearted contribution of the players, the club now has teams competing at all age levels in girls’ football. That is 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 & Senior!As mentioned above, the Minor Ladies are managed by 2 of the Senior Ladies and it was immensely encouraging to see so many of the Senior team coming to the Scarvey to help and support the Minors.There’s no doubting but that Ladies/Girls football is thriving in the club and will continue to develop and grow with the support of all the club members in the years ahead.Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Junior CertGood luck from all at the club to those members who got their Junior Cert results. This will be a good trial run for the Leaving Cert in a few years’ time and, just like Donegal, good preparation and hard work will get you where you want to go.Under Age ReportsComhgairdeas to the U12 Buncrana hurling team who won the county league final against St Eunan’s on Thursday night.The game started at a fast pace and each team was as hungry as the other and as the game progressed it was score for score. At half time St Eunan’s were in front by a small margin. Buncrana came out in the second half all fired up after their team talk and within a minute the score was level again. The teams traded scores were level at full time. Extra time had to be played.Extra time started and Buncrana kept their heads up and the pressure was on. It was a very intense and exciting game with some fantastic defending and scoring with Buncrana being well-deserved winners when the final whistle blew. The final score was 2-8 to 1-7.Maith thú a buachaillí.And well done too to the U16’s on winning their semi-final.Scoil Íosagáin invites all Donegal supporters to come along to the school on Thursday at 1.30pm for the launch of “All the way with Donegal”. The song was specially commissioned for the All-Ireland Finals to celebrate the participation of our past pupils Darach O Connor and Caolan Mc Gonagle on the Senior and Minor teams. The song was written by Patrica Doherty Tinney and the pupils of Scoil Íosagáin have been practising and practising in the run-up to the Big Day! We hope that you will all come along, wearing your county colours and waving your Donegal flags. Darach and Caolan both played football for Scoil Íosagáin while at primary school and even then, their potential as county footballers was clear to be seen. We are extremely proud of both of them and what they have achieved to date. We want to wish them the very best for next Sunday. We know that they will play their hearts out and we can assure you that we will sing our hearts out! Dún na nGall abú!Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Football Tuesday 7-8pm and Friday 6.30-7.30pm ScarveyU8 Hurling 11-12 Sunday ScarveyU10 Football returns to normal time ScarveyU10 Hurling 11-12 Sunday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling 7-8pm Tuesday ScarveyU14 Football Monday 12-1, Wednesday 12-1, Friday 7-8.30 ScarveyU12/U14 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyU16 Girls Football 5-6.30pm Tuesdays ScarveyGirl’s underage training resumes this Monday night at 7pm. All girls from 10 years on are invited to attend.All players of our Girls U13 team should be at training on Monday night where details of our game against Convoy will be given out.Suicide PreventionSuicide Prevention is everyone’s business. The HSE, in partnership with Donegal GAA and other organisations is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Donegal, working with the National Office for Suicide Prevention.We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan. You can print off and complete the questionnaire from our FB page or answer the questions online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/donegalsuicidepreventionDonegal HospiceBuncrana GAA is hosting an All-Ireland Coffee Morning in O’Flahertys Bar next Friday, 19th Sept between 10am – 2pm. Come along and give the Buncrana boys a big send off. Anyone wishing to help out or do a bit of baking contact Aine on 0863953380. All proceeds go to the Donegal Hospice.Club LottoWeekly Lotto draw took place in the Clubhouse on Friday night. Thanks to everyone who entered or sold tickets for it. There was no winner last week and the numbers drawn were 14, 17, 22, 27. The Jackpot next week will be a whopping €4,400! It would be nice to win that and hopefully add a win for Donegal in the Senior and Minor Finals too!The lucky winner of the August monthly draw for €500 was Ange Gallanagh from the Blackfarm. Lotto sellers always wanted so contact Treasurer or Chair Sean Clerkin for more info.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at email@example.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES EARN COMPREHENSIVE WIN OVER NAOMH COLUMBA was last modified: September 16th, 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:buncranaGAANoticesSport
Is this the country’s greatest Gaelic footballer?That’s the question posed by RTE pundit and Derry All-Ireland winner Joe Brolly – and he’s talking about Donegal and Termon footballer Geraldine McLaughlin. Brolly tweeted that question – complete with link to the video above showing Geraldine’s 4-12 on the LyIT Donaghy Cup final last week.Click play to watch – and tell us what you think.50,000 people have watched Jerome Quinn’s video from the game.DDTV: JOE BROLLY RECKONS DONEGAL LADIES STAR GERALDINE IS COUNTRY’S GREATEST PLAYER was last modified: April 18th, 2016 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:Donaghy Cupdonegalgeraldine mclaughlinLYITTermon
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News 2 MONEY RANKED Manchester United have identified Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as their number one target to replace David De Gea should he leave the club.United fear De Gea could walk away from the club for free in 2020 as he continues to stall on signing new contract, committing himself to Old Trafford. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE REVEALED huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jordan Pickford is a target for Manchester United no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move David De Gea is stalling on a new deal at Manchester United. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice RANKED It is believed United would have to pay around £60m to convince the Premier League side to sell their prized asset, who only just signed a six-year deal with the Toffees back in September after interest from a number of Europe’s elite. REVEALED REVEALED Juventus are on the lookout for a new keeper and have been linked with De Gea, as United could be forced to sell him next summer if he decides against extending his stay.Jose Mourinho is said to be admirer of Pickford, who starred at the World Cup for England as he helped them reach the semi-final and has taken that excellent form into the new season for Marco Silva’s side.Following the relegation of Sunderland in 2017, the 24-year-old moved to Everton for £30m and has since established himself as England’s first choice goalkeeper. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF 2 REVEALED
DONEGAL supermodel Faye Dinsmore has been signed up by one of America’s top agencies.However friends insist the deal hasn’t scupper wedding plans to fiancé Paddy Cosgrave – they just haven’t made any yet!Faye, who already works for fashion agencies in Barcelona, Paris and London, is joining Ford Models which has its American headquarters in New York and also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami as well as Sao Paulo in Brazil. She has already been given a number of assignments and flies to the States later this month.The 27-year-old former Royal & Prior pupil said earlier this year that marriage wasn’t in her plans right now.“I think wearing so many wedding dresses for work has kind of spoiled it for me!” she joked.“We’ve been engaged for over a year now, we live together, I adore him, we work well together and do everything together. To be honest it feels like we are married! “Somehow I would rather take a holiday or just have a big get-together bash for my family and friends than spend loads of money on a wedding.” DONEGAL MODEL FAYE LANDS AMERICAN DEAL was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:contractdonegalFaye DinsmoreFord Models Agencymodel
Fabio Capello could replace Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea manager, according to The Sun.AVB’s position is under scrutiny.It is claimed that the Italian, who resigned as England boss this week, has emerged as a shock contender for the Stamford Bridge hotseat.“There are strong rumours that Capello is coming and it could be sooner rather than later,” a Chelsea source is quoted as saying.The Daily Mail again focus on the apparent pressure being put on Villas-Boas by the continued training-ground presence of club owner Roman Abramovich.He was at Cobham again on Thursday – the Russian billionaire’s fourth successive day watching Villas-Boas work with the Blues squad.The Mail say Abramovich is monitoring Villas-Boas’ relationship with his players.And the Daily Express declare that Abramovich is ‘starting to turn the screw’ on the 34-year-old.Meanwhile, QPR’s youngsters bowed out of the FA Youth Cup against Newcastle at St James’ Park last night.The Newcastle Evening Chronicle acknowledge that the Magpies had to ‘fight all the way’ to overcome Steve Gallen’s team, who led 1-0 before losing 2-1 after extra time.Finally, The Sun claim QPR boss Mark Hughes has branded the FA’s search for a new England manager “a charade”.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook