The Azkals had no answer for Kyrgyzstan forward Vitalij Lux (left). —AFPDUBAI—Defender Daisuke Sato sobbed as he trudged back to the touchline, while the rest of his battle-weary teammates walked to the Filipino gallery to acknowledge their support.A promising campaign had an all-too-familiar ending for the Azkals as they bowed out of the AFC Asian Cup on Wednesday night following a 3-1 loss to Kyrgyzstan in their final Group C match at Rashid Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES “I think this is a good group that should continue playing together,” said the Swede, who handled the team starting last November.Senior football advisor Scott Cooper will temporarily take the reins for the Azkals, who will see action in the next cycle of World Cup Qualifying late this year.Having an Asian Cup appearance under their belts, the current Azkals think they’ve laid the foundation for future Filipino national teams to believe that they can compete on this stage.“The level is not too far away,” said Phil Younghusband. “We still have a lot to work on, but the main positive, we’re not too far away. It is actually a lot closer than it used to be. This was our first time in the Asian Cup and a lot of people would have expected us to roll over against other teams, but we didn’t. Still we feel we can be better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manila-based Dutchman resets record, grabs lead Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra All downA fighting performance in a 1-0 defeat to South Korea on Jan. 7 raised hopes of a strong campaign for the Azkals here. They suffered a 3-0 loss to China in Abu Dhabi four days later, which left them with a must-win match against a resurgent Central Asian side.Schrock felt that, with better preparation, the Azkals could have given a better account of themselves in the tournament.“We were all down in the locker room,” said Schrock. “As I’ve said this was a tough loss and it’s the third in a row. Besides the fact that we represented the country for the first time, we gave it our all, we did our best, but with the lack of preparation this was the best possible outcome for us.”Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, whose contract with the team ran out after their exit, believes the Azkals have a bright future ahead as long as they keep the core of the squad intact.ADVERTISEMENT While going toe to toe with the big teams in the continent was an experience they will always treasure, the players also felt they could have done better—and that was tough to take for Sato, who, at 24, will still probably be around for another run at qualifying for the continental showpiece.“My dream is so big for Philippine football that’s why I’m really sad with this result,” said Sato. “This was a great experience for all of us, but we also wanted to be successful here and not just be part of the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsStephan Schrock scored on a free kick in the second half for the country’s first goal in the competition, but it proved to be a consolation as the loss doomed the Azkals’ hopes of making the Round of 16 in their debut in the tournament.With a two-goal victory, the Kyrgyz side—a team that the Azkals have already beaten twice—took the second of the four available spots for the best third-placed team in the knockout round. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Government is collaborating with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN)Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummingsto revise the Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Guyana.The objectives of the two-day workshop which commenced on Tuesday at the Cara Lodge Hotel in Georgetown, are to preserve the health and nutrition situation of Guyana; present the findings from the evaluation of the existing food based dietary guidelines; determine priority issues to be addressed, through the revision of the FBDGs; and to establish a national FDBG task force.FAO’s representative in Guyana, Reuben Robertson said while the Organisation has been widely known for its close association with the agriculture sector, it has over the last four years seen to need to reconfigure and connect with the public Health Ministry and place significant emphasis on food, by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has a right and access to good, safe and nutritious food.This commitment on food and nutrition, he said, has been heightened within recent times. Speaking directly to the representatives of Government Ministries, civil society and agencies, Robertson said each has an obligation to ensure that the commitments given are achieved.“All civil society and organisations, we have an obligation to ensure that the commitments are achieved. We would recognise that we as countries just last year, give a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (one and two), where number two focuses on ensuring that food and nutrition security for all. We have an obligation to work together to ensure that we achieve these objectives,” he said.FAO, as an international organisation within the UN, is cognisant that nutrition is the mandate of the Public Health Ministry. However, it is too great an issue to be left for the Public Health Ministry alone. He said it requires an inter-ministerial, inter-sectoral collaboration.“… We have to meaningfully address the issues affecting our countries in terms of stunting, malnutrition, undernourishment and the ugly faces of non communicable diseases. We have been promoting good governance of food and nutrition security, it embraces the concept of all institutions, agencies, civil society and Private Sector, working together to achieve a common goal.”Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings said Government, through her Ministry, is committed to seeing Guyanese eat healthily. According to Dr Cummings, essential to enjoying the good life, is being fit and healthy enough to enjoy it to the best of your ability.“Therefore, as a Government and a Ministry, we have placed great emphasis on nutrition and are committed and determined to ensuring that every Guyanese, not only understand the importance of eating healthy, but recognise that it is vital to practice healthy eating on a daily basis.Giving an overview of the exercise, FAO’s Regional Consultant, Dr Pauline Samuda said back in 1992, the FAO along with the World Health Organisation (WHO) established the World Declaration and Plan of Action for Nutrition and called upon Governments to promote appropriate diets and healthy lifestyles. Later in 1996, 180 countries approved the Rome Declaration on World Food Security. She said the UN and Governments across the world had declared that all people have a right to a nutritionally adequate diet at all times.Dr Cummings advanced her discussion, relating the importance of nutrition in leading a healthy and productive life. This, she said, include growth and development, energy production and the maintenance of cellular and muscular integrity.While, underscoring the importance of nutrition and FBDGs, Samuda also pointed out that the Guidelines vary from country to country. In Guyana, the process for developing FBDGs began in 2002 and were finalised and launched in 2004. The process which was spearheaded by the Food Policy Division of the Health Ministry and assisted by a multisectoral Task Force, also received support from the Pan American Health Organisation.
Deputy Minister for Sports, G. Andy QuamieWith less than six days to the official kickoff of the 2018/2019 National Country Sports Meet, Deputy Youth and Sports Minister G. Andy Quamie says preparation for this year’s sporting festival is well on course.The National County Sports Meet, which is the country’s biggest sporting festival, is expected to begin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 with the official kick off scheduled to take place in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.This year’s event is being sponsored by Orange Liberia under the theme: “Celebrating 15 years of Peace”According to Minister Quamie, 60 sets of jerseys branded and customized with the Orange emblem have been provided to the 15 participating counties ahead of the official kickoff. The Deputy Minister made the statement yesterday when he appeared as guest on a local radio show.Early November, the Ministry of Youth and Sports along with the County Meet’s official sponsor, Orange Liberia, promised to make the 2018 edition of the event ‘the biggest in Liberian history’.Minister Quamie added that basketball has been re-introduced in the tournament while women’s football will, for the first time, be introduced as well, as a test case during the quarterfinals stage of the event.The preliminary rounds of the tournament will simultaneously be played at four venues across the country. Group I contains host Nimba, Sinoe, Montserrado and Gbarpolu counties.Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh will host Maryland and Grand Bassa counties in Group II; in Group III Kakata City, Margibi County will host Lofa, Grand Cape Mount, and Grand Kru counties, while Group IV comprises host Bomi, with Bong, River Gee, and River Cess counties.Eight counties will progress to the quarterfinals and come to Monrovia on January 5, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville. The grand final will be played on Sunday, January 13, while the third place match will be played on Saturday, January 12, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn has called for the speedy enactment of the food safety regulations even as the Bill gained the attention of a Parliamentary Select Committee. Quinn made these comments when he addressed the dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Ltd over the weekend.One year has passed since the Food Safety Bill 2016 was first read in the National Assembly. It was after fierce debate on both sides of the House in February 2017, that the Bill was placed before a select committee. Ambassador Quinn, however, maintained that enactment of such legislation was key in protecting the health of citizens and to ensure that regulations were duly monitored.“There is a need to ensure proper food safety legislation is in place. This provides the necessary assurance that food will be produced, processed and stored in a way which protects the health of consumers. There is work afoot for a food safety bill, and I would encourage the conclusion of such legislation as soon as possible,” Quinn told the GMSA gathering last week.He added that his country’s advocacy for such legislation was to ensure that all of Guyana’s resources were for the benefit of all and to ensure that Government spent in a way that would benefit all citizens and to ensure proper regulatory oversight.When Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman addressed the Bill in February, he stated that it looked to prevent the spread of foodborne diseases through the control of the production, preparation, handling, storage and the transportation of food and provide for connected matters. Trotman added then that the Bill would consolidate the functions of agencies like the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD).The Bill also speaks to: requirements for registration; licensing of food business; power to charge fees and suspend and revoke licence; return of licence; Permit to engage in street food vending: requirement for health certificate; application for permit; granting or refusing of permits; and cancellation of permits. Provisions for permits for food handlers and obligations of operators of food-handling establishments are also included in the Bill. The Bill addresses the liability of food inspectors, who will not be liable when acting in good faith, according to specific provisions.The establishment of a Food Safety Authority and other matters related to food safety are addressed in the Food Safety Bill 2016. The Authority will have the power to seize food and issue notification of unsafe food.Provision for a “general offence and penalty” is provided for in the Bill, which means that for any general offence, there will be a fine of $20,000 and imprisonment of six months. The political Opposition had called for the Bill to be sent to a Parliamentary Special Select Committee to which Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had agreed.
Alleged Linden Police beating sagaThe office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that charges be laid against a Linden Police Officer and a taxi driver who were recently embroiled in an altercation at the Wisroc- Amelia’s Ward minibus park in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Police had launched an investigation after the parties were both questioned in relation to the incident, which transpired on October 8, 2018 shortly after it occurred.The incident, which was recorded on video, showed the taxi driver, Kevin Grant, being physically assaulted by a rank after apparently resisting arrest.Based on investigations and statements obtained from the parties involved, legal advice had been sought, with the video also being presented in the file. E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord said it was recommended that Grant be charged with resisting as well as assaulting a Peace Officer acting in the execution of his duties and for Police Constable Tquian Barnes to be charged with using unnecessary violence against Grant.Lord said the charges would be prepared and filed for court presentation today. He noted that the incident was somewhat unfortunate and uncalled for on both parties’ part.“The Police should be given a chance to execute their duties and if by chance they err, of course, the administration would take action. Likewise, Grant if he erred, the law will take its course,” the Divisional Commander said.During the incident, it was observed that a Police Officer who was also on the scene was in possession of what appeared to be a gun; however, Lord noted that he was made to believe that one of the ranks reportedly had an air pistol, which allegedly fell out from his waistband and he picked up it and replaced it.The incident had unfolded in full view of the public and was reportedly sparked after the taxi driver who was being apprehended by ranks attached to the Mackenzie Police Station for a minor traffic violation failed to report to the said Station.In a cellphone video, which was viewed by Guyana Times, the ranks could be seen attempting to arrest the driver by handcuffing him and forcing him into a Police vehicle.A rank was also observed hitting the driver as he was being led to the Police vehicle. By then, a large crowd had gathered and several other ranks were observed on the scene.The taxi driver, who later spoke to this publication at the Station following the incident, related that he had stopped his car at a corner and was confronted by Police who had advised him to park further up.He explained, however, that the only place he could have driven was inside the park, which is located a short distance away, since according to him, there was no other space available.The driver went on to state that when he got there, the Police started to write him a ticket for failing to stop 30 feet away from the corner. “The car end up fulling (with passengers) and he taking over five minutes to write the ticket,” he related. The driver added that he was then told that another offence was being added after he questioned why the process was taking so long. He said he was then told that he was required to proceed to the station, but he refused, since, according to him, it was a ticket offence.It was shortly after this, that an exchange occurred between the driver and the Policemen resulting in his arrest, during which he alleged that he was warned. Following the incident, a number of persons who witnessed the altercation turned up to the Police Station alleging that “Police brutality” was meted out against the driver.“This is a quiet, quiet boy; if you see how he (the officer) kick he up,” one person alleged. Others noted that if no satisfaction was given, they would go further to report the incident. “They can’t do that to this boy. If they make this boy walk out of here without any satisfaction, we taking a bus and we going Eve Leary, to the Commissioner because they wrong,” another had stated.
ign of a-turn-around in local area drilling activity, Calgary-based Terra Energy has announced expansion, of its 2008 Capital Expenditure Plan. Terra now plans to spend approximately 52 million dollars this year…virtually all of it in its Fort St. John core area. The expanded plan calls for the company to drill a total of 16 wells nearly double what it had originally planned. Bud Love is the company’s chief financial officer and he says the increased activity is primarily due to increasing natural gas prices and new technogoly which is driving up interest in the shale gas reserves…. [asset|aid=38|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Bud Love – Terra Energy_1_Pub.mp3] There were predictions earlier this year, of a 44 percent drop in natural gas drilling activity, from what it was three years ago. However, Mr. Love says the recent price increases have instilled confidence in producers, to up their drilling programs and, he expects that to continue in the coming months…- Advertisement –
The League Cup also provides hope of silverware for the teams trailing in City’s wake.Holders Manchester United travel to Bristol City to face the only team from outside the top flight still alive in the competition.Arsenal host London rivals West Ham, while Chelsea take on Bournemouth.– Guardiola learns Leicester lesson –Pep Guardiola’s first experience of Leicester’s frenetic style of play memorably prompted the Spaniard to declare he “didn’t coach tackles” after City were roughed up in a 4-2 defeat at the King Power Stadium 12 months ago.Leicester, three-time League Cup winners, last made the final in 2000, but their boss Claude Puel knows how to mastermind a run in the competition after leading Southampton to last season’s final © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFGuardiola has heeded the lesson of that chastening experience, assembling a City side now more than capable of slugging it out with opponents intent on trying to intimidate them.They proved that point with a 2-0 win at Leicester earlier this season and will be expected to repeat that victory if Guardiola fields a strong team in Tuesday’s Cup tie following a 4-1 rout of Tottenham on Saturday that made it 16 successive league victories.With the League Cup final scheduled for February 2018, the tournament gives Guardiola his earliest chance this season to get his hands on the first silverware of his City reign.Leicester, three-time League Cup winners, last made the final in 2000, but their boss Claude Puel knows how to mastermind a run in the competition after leading Southampton to last season’s final.– United face unfamiliar foe –Forced to play second fiddle to their hated neighbours this season, Manchester United need to amass as much silverware as possible outside the Premier League to stop City taking all the bragging rights.Jose Mourinho’s side lifted the League Cup last season and the next stop on their road back to Wembley will be an unfamiliar one as they head to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City for the first time since 1979 © AFP / Oli SCARFFJose Mourinho’s side, 2-1 winners at West Bromwich Albion in the league on Sunday, lifted the League Cup last season and the next stop on their road back to Wembley will be an unfamiliar one.For the first time since 1979, United travel to Ashton Gate to face a Bristol City side who haven’t beaten the Manchester giants for 39 years.City are on the up in the Championship, sitting in third place after beating Nottingham Forest for their fourth successive second-tier win on Saturday.A sell-out crowd awaits United in the west country and City assistant manager Dean Holden said: “Manchester United at home doesn’t happen too often does it?“It’s going to a fantastic night for the whole city of Bristol.”– Arsenal eye League Cup redemption –For a club with such an illustrious history, the League Cup has been barren territory for Arsenal, who have won the competition just twice and not since 1993.Arsenal, who last made the final in 2011, haven’t been helped by boss Arsene Wenger’s habit of using the League Cup as a proving ground for his club’s emerging youngsters © AFP / Glyn KIRKThe Gunners, who last made the final in 2011, haven’t been helped by boss Arsene Wenger’s habit of using the League Cup as a proving ground for his club’s emerging youngsters.West Ham’s visit to the Emirates Stadium is unlikely to be treated so lightly by Wenger, who knows trophies are essential to placate a fanbase frustrated by another failed challenge in the league.He might find room in the team for 20-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the midfielder’s impressive showing during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Newcastle.“That’s just the start of what’s to come for us,” Maitland-Niles said.– Chelsea want Cup consolation –Aware that City’s dominance makes a repeat of last season’s title triumph unlikely for Chelsea, Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has called on his team to sweep up the rest of the silverware this season.That mission starts at home to Bournemouth and, speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 league win over Southampton, Courtois said: “It’s important to win in the League Cup, to go through to the semi-final.“The FA Cup will start in January. We have chances to win and go further.”Fixtures (10:45pm unless stated)Quarter-finalsTuesdayArsenal v West Ham, Leicester v Manchester CityWednesdayChelsea v Bournemouth, Bristol City v Manchester United (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (R) scores their third goal past Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 18 – With Manchester City romping away with the Premier League title race, this week’s League Cup quarter-final action offers Pep Guardiola’s side the chance to remain on course for a domestic treble.City head to Leicester hoping to reach only the second semi-final of Guardiola’s 18-month reign after losing in the FA Cup last four against Arsenal in April.
Newcastle are closing in on the signings of Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle and Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie, Press Association Sport understands.The north-east club hope to complete the deals for both players before the end of the week and could confirm the signings on Thursday as they make clear their intention to try and bounce straight back to the Barclays Premier League following relegation in May.It is also understood that Palace are poised to trigger the £13million release clause in Newcastle winger Andros Townend’s contract and pave the way for his return south.A reported £10million deal for Gayle has been agreed by Newcastle and Palace, with the 25-year-old scheduled to complete his medical on Thursday morning.Gayle has scored 26 goals in 74 appearances in all competitions for Palace since arriving at Selhurst Park in a £4.5million deal from Sky Bet League One side Peterborough in July 2013.Newcastle have also met the asking price for Scotland international Ritchie, reportedly valued at £10million by Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, and the 26-year-old is scheduled to meet with Newcastle officials to finalise personal terms.Ritchie was a near ever-present for Bournemouth last season, the club’s first in the Premier League, scoring four goals in 37 appearances, while he netted 15 for Howe’s side as they won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship in the previous campaign.Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, who signed a new three-year deal to remain at St James’s Park at the end of May, is expected to make half a dozen new signings this summer.The first of those was completed on Wednesday with the arrival of goalkeeper Matz Sels from Belgian side Gent for an undisclosed fee.Sels, 24, has signed a five-year contract after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of around £4.5million. 1 Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie are set to sign for Newcastle
WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo Symphony Guild will present its 10th annual Garden Tour from 2 to 5 p.m. April 23. The tour will be of three beautiful gardens within 3 miles of each other in La Habra Heights and Whittier. Music will be provided at each tour stop by members and friends of the Rio Hondo Symphony, and light refreshments will be served. There also will be a “gate prize” – an original painting by local artist Jay Gould. All proceeds from the event go to support the symphony, which provides free concerts for the community and at local schools several times during the year. To qualify, at least one person in the household must have legal status in the United States, and the household must not exceed the very-low-income criteria set by the federal government. Application forms are available in the Department of Housing Services at City Hall, 6615 S. Passons Blvd., or on the city’s Web site, www.pico-rivera.org. Completed applications must be mailed with a postmark date no later than Aug. 31 to the city’s Department of Housing Services, 6615 S. Passons Blvd., P.O. Box 1016, Pico Rivera, CA. 90660. For more information, call (562) 801-4347. Lions rummage sale to boost club WHITTIER – The East Whittier Lions Club will hold a rummage sale to support its sight and hearing programs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 15935 Whittier Blvd. Meeting to explore foster parenting WHITTIER – An orientation for adults 21 and older interested in becoming foster parents will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Whittwood Library, 10527 Santa Gertrudes Ave. Foster parents can be married or single, and they assist in caring for the more than 70,000 children removed from abusive or neglectful homes. Families who qualify to become foster families receive specialized training, funds and 24-hour support to aid in their care. For more information, call (800) 730-3933. Veterans group to hold fundraiser LA MIRADA – The ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., invites everyone to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Art classes to form at Whittier gallery WHITTIER – The Whittier Art Association/Gallery is offering a variety of art classes for adults and children in the newly renovated Downstairs Studio at the gallery, 8035 Painter Ave. All classes start the week of April 17 and are conducted in four- to six-week segments. Classes are limited to eight students. Classes include oil painting and water color techniques for adults and jewelry and introduction to drawing classes for children. For more information, call (562) 698-8710. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventTickets are $25 each and can be purchased at Hillcrest Church, 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, or at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., Whittier, or by mail to Rio Hondo Symphony Guild, c/o Beverly Walker, 8104 Arrington Ave., Pico Rivera, CA, 90660. For more information, call (562) 949-2010. Rent aid offered to local residents PICO RIVERA – The city’s Housing Assistance Agency will accept applications for Section 8 rental assistance from May 1 to Aug. 31. Eligible applicants can receive federal subsidies on a portion of their rent.
Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4 possible standings Most popular Man United news REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED silverware Jose Mourinho has managed some of the game’s best players during his glittering career as a manager.His talent has taken him from Porto to Chelsea, with stops at Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United where he could call on names such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard and now Paul Pogba.But which players would make his greatest XI using those who have played under the Portuguese? Here, talkSPORT.com looks at what the best line-up could look like.It doesn’t contain any Man United players yet, but it might eventually. RANKED 4 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January smart causal MIDFIELDMakelele was the disciplined midfielder at Chelsea, who allowed team-mate Lampard to surge forward. Lampard became one of the best midfielders in the world under Mourinho, while Sneijder was the focal point of Inter’s attack. They won Serie A, the Coppa Italia and Champions League in 2010, a year he also reached the World Cup final with the Netherlands. He was arguably the best midfielder in the world at this time. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Terry was Mourinho’s trusted captain at Chelsea and Lampard his free scoring midfielder Ronaldo was hugely prolific under Mourinho IN DEMAND Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won GOALKEEPERThere’s no question current Man United goalkeeper David De Gea is the best in the world, but Cech was part of that formidable back line at Chelsea. In the Premier League during the 2004/05 season, which the club won, only 15 goals were conceded. He won four Premier League titles with Mourinho.DEFENCEIf Cech is in goal then Chelsea defenders Terry and Carvalho must be in front of him. This was a centre-back pairing he trusted, which he is so desperate to have at Old Trafford.Terry was his most trusted player and the captain on the pitch, while Carvalho, a Champions League winner with Mourinho at Porto was brought to Stamford Bridge in 2004. The manager then took him to Real Madrid in 2010. On Zanetti, this is what Mourinho said of him: “I know players who are old at 22, and guys who are young at 37. Zanetti was already 37 when I was at Inter, but when the other players came in after a day off from training, he would run all the way from his home to burn off more energy.”Zanetti won the treble with Inter and Mourinho in 2010 and on the left is Marcelo, who says Mourinho taught them to fight. Despite the It means players talkSPORT.com can’t even include Sergio Ramos and Ashley Cole. boost deals A Jose Mourinho ‘greatest XI’ 4 4 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ATTACKRonaldo and Mourinho may not have always seen eye-to-eye in their three years together at Real Madrid, but the manager still brought out the best in his player. They won the league and cup during this time, but Ronaldo also scored 168 goals in 164 games under his compatriot.“If Messi is the best on the planet, Ronaldo is the best in the universe,” Mourinho said. On Drogba, the striker he signed for £24m in 2004, he said this: “Didier is in my life as one of the best players I have managed in my career, but much more importantly, he’s in my life as one of the best and most unforgettable friends. He is a special person.”Ozil was a good player under Mourinho, but Hazard makes this team. “When Jose came [back to Chelsea in 2014] he tried to make me one of the best players in England and I think he put this in my mind, that it was possible,” the Belgian said. “I started to realise that if I’m playing well in every game I could be one of the best.” He was Chelsea’s top scoring player when Mourinho returned and then was crowned Player of the Season when the Blues won the 2014/15 Premier League. Under Mourinho, Sneijder was one of the best midfielders in Europe Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland gameday cracker