Klopp's table-topping Reds have stuttered since the turn of the year, losing their unbeaten Premier League record to champions Manchester City before limping out of the FA Cup at Wolves. The Merseyside club were far from their best at the Amex Stadium but Mohamed Salah's second-half penalty was enough to restore their seven-point lead over second-placed City. Klopp admitted his side can perform better but dismissed the lack of entertainment against stubborn opposition by saying they "are not the Harlem Globetrotters". "It was not the best performance of the season in a few departments but from a maturity point of view, I would say it is the most mature performance in the season," he said. "We are not Circus Roncalli, we are not the Harlem Globetrotters. We have to deliver results. "On a good day, everybody can win football games, on an average day not a lot of teams can win football games, and on bad days only a few can win football games. Today was not a bad day but it was a difficult … [Read more...] about ‘Today was not a bad day but it was a difficult day for us’
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Today's so-called Super Thursday delivered a very mixed shopping basket of retail results, from some fresh bargains ready to be snapped up to others in danger of being labelled as out of date. Tesco, John Lewis, DFS, Debenhams and more released their results on a day dubbed Super Thursday, but which coincided with a dire warning about the state of the UK’s high street. After 125 retailers shut shop in 2018, the British Retail Consortium warned today that UK stores experienced their worst Christmas trading period since the height of the financial crisis. Heavy Black Friday discounting online tempted shoppers away from the high street as traditional retailers struggled to compete with the likes of Amazon. Meanwhile retailers also blamed uncertainty around the outcome of Brexit for a fall in consumer spending, with people spending three per cent less on clothes and 6.3 per cent less in department stores, according to Barclaycard data. While Tesco benefited from a Christmas shopping … [Read more...] about Retail’s Super Thursday: The good, the bad and the ugly
Alternative rock supergroup the Good, the Bad and the Queen are going club class for a hat-trick of small-scale North Tyneside shows. The band, fronted by Blur vocalist Damon Albarn, are playing one warm-up date in Tynemouth and two in Cullercoats, both at Club and Institute Union venues with capacities of less than 100, later this month ahead of a tour to promote their second album, Merrie Land. Their gigs at Tynemouth Working Men’s Social Club and Institute on Monday, November 26, and Cullercoats Crescent Club, in Victoria Crescent, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 and 28, will be their first in the borough and also their first in the north east,After their three-night stint in the borough, the group – also featuring ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Verve guitarist Simon Tong and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen – will head off on a tour taking in Blackpool, Glasgow and London.Tickets for their dates here, priced £35.75, go on sale at 9am this Wednesday, November … [Read more...] about Alt-rock supergroup the Good, the Bad and the Queen playing three North Tyneside club dates
Billingshurst boss Luis Freitas felt there were few positives to take from their 6-0 away defeat to Selsey in Division 1 on Saturday. A Bastian Dugamin own goal before half-time put Selsey in front before three second half goals in three minutes from Ryan Morey, John Phillips, and Tom Jefkins gave the hosts an unassailable lead.Costin Somoiag was sent off for the visitors before Morey and Jefkins added to the tally in the dying moments to seal a third competitive win for Selsey over ‘Hurst this season.Freitas said: “We had a changed side after some good wins recently. It was very much a game of two halves to use the old cliché.“It was 0-0 until just before half-time when we conceded a poor own goal. Things went against us with injuries to two key players and we had to make a major reshuffle after half-time.“Selsey were by far the better side in the second half and two penalties and a sending off didn’t help our cause.“It was difficult to take … [Read more...] about Freitas rues ‘bad day at the office’ as Billingshurst are thrashed by Selsey but summer signings are praised
A bus driver who spends his days running passenger to and from East Midlands Airport is in the running for the title of the UK's best. Skylink driver James Kearney has proved to be just the ticket - being named as one of eight national finalists in the Top National Driver category of the UK Bus Awards 2018. The 46-year-old trentbarton employee, who serves Loughborough, Shepshed and Coalville day to day, told Nottinghamshire Live the secret to being an top busman was treating passengers the same way he treats his own mum. He said: "It’s brilliant to get to a national final for doing a job I enjoy so much. I love working with the public.” Sharon Bailey, the operations manager who manages James, said: “He never has a bad day on the job. When driving he’s so friendly with the customers. "You only have to meet him to feel that you instantly have a relationship with him.” He was nominated for the national award by trentbarton after winning its Driver of the … [Read more...] about Is Airport bus driver who’s ‘never had a bad day’ UK’s best?