Lambert: Saints targeting top four

first_img Press Association Rickie Lambert expects Southampton to be a top-four side sooner rather than later. The Saints’ blend of home-grown talent, long-serving players and big-money additions has seen them enjoy a fine second season back in the Barclays Premier League. Their players publicly spoke of their European ambitions earlier in the season – talk which gained credence when they moved within a victory of topping the table in November. center_img Mauricio Pochettino’s side have tailed off since then but are looking to end the season strongly and can move back into eighth with victory against Newcastle on Saturday – a minimum requirement for frontman Lambert. “We aimed for fourth this season and people laughed at us, but they didn’t laugh at us straight away when we were second, they waited until we dropped off a bit,” he told “Our desire is to get into the top four and that’s the way the club has been run in the past four years and that’s the vision the players have and it’s the one the club has, so for me it’s what the players still want going forward and it’s what we’re expecting to be honest. “We definitely believe that we can finish above teams like Newcastle. “I think we adapted to the Premier League last year so we stopped thinking about things in terms of what clubs are bigger than us. “We’re Southampton, we get on with our own stuff, and really you’re only as big a club as you want to be in your own head, so if you want to think you won’t be bigger than Newcastle then you never will be, but it’s up to us to push on.” last_img read more

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal move for Chelsea captain John Terry

first_imgArsene Wenger believes John Terry remains a great player but has ruled out making a shock move for the Chelsea captain. Wenger spoke warmly about the former England captain but said he would not follow up the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea by going after Terry. The Chelsea skipper has also said that he would not consider joining another English club, with the United States or China more likely destinations. Asked if he had any interest in signing Terry, Wenger said: “No, b ecause he is at the end of his career and he has spent his career at Chelsea. If he wants to play longer, I am sure he will play for Chelsea. “Loyalty works two ways. I always consider that I’m paid for my commitment to the club and I’m well paid so once it is over the club owes me nothing and I have to get on with my life and find another way. “I do not expect a reward because it is part of my contract.” Wenger believes the player has shown more than enough in his time with Chelsea to suggest he has a bright future on and off the field. “He was not only a great player, he certainly still is, but he was also a great coach on the pitch,” he added. “I saw him here once at London Colney playing with the under-21s and the way he coached the team as a player was absolutely marvellous. Press Association “He was a real leader and he had a great career as well, let’s not forget that. That’s never a coincidence. The guys who last such a long time have something special. “He was the symbol of cohesion inside Chelsea’s club because him, (Frank) Lampard, (Didier) Drogba and Cech were the players who carried the club’s values for long periods. When you lose players like that you’re always in danger. “I see a coaching career in his future, certainly. He will remain in football, I’m sure.” While Terry’s surprise announcement was not a plea to be snapped up in the closing hours of the transfer window, it has been one of the biggest stories in what has been a quiet January in terms of signings. The Gunners’ signing of midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basle has proved to be one of the most eye-catching transfers of a quiet month. Most of the deals have been concluded by those teams looking to secure their top-flight status, with Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth among the biggest spenders. Wenger said at the start of January that he was expecting plenty of money to be spent but there has been a lack of major deals. Speaking at his press conference ahead of Tuesday’s match at home to Southampton, the Frenchman said: “The whole period was much quieter than I expected. I thought there would be much more activity but finally it has been quite and the fact we are all here means it is still quiet.” While not completely ruling out any further additions to his ranks, Wenger’s tongue-in-cheek response to making a late deal suggests he knows no incomings are likely. “100 per cent is difficult to say, but 99 per cent sure, yes,” he said of any deadline day recruitment. “A miracle can always happen, someone can knock on your door and if (Lionel) Messi knocks on my door at 10 to six tonight, I will not say ‘please go back to Barcelona!'” There could yet be a couple of temporary departures as Wenger is hopeful of loaning out both Serge Gnabry and Mathieu Debuchy before the window closes on Monday evening. The 36-year-old revealed on Sunday that he expects to leave the Blues in the summer having been told he will not be offered a new contract at the club. Terry has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of 14 and has won no fewer than 16 major honours with Chelsea. The west London club issued their own statement on Sunday night in which they said a contract extension could yet be offered. last_img read more

Florida to Save Money on School, Hurricane Supplies During Sales Tax Holidays

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis signed a taxation bill into law on Wednesday at the annual governor’s hurricane conference in West Palm Beach. Floridians will save on back-to-school and hurricane supplies under during sales tax holidays.The sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies will run from May 31 to June 6 on items including batteries, generators, weather radios, and fuel cans. The school supplies sales tax holiday will run from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6 for items including clothes, backpacks, notebooks and shoes.The new tax break law will also help with Hurricane Michael recovery.last_img

Past The Finishing Post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for May 10, 2017 Track Condition : Dirt : Good Race 1 1300 M (Purse $540,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CLAIMING ($350,0-$300,0) 1. #4 CONNOR SEllis 54.0 $189.00 $55.00 *2. #3 MOUNT ZION KING BebHarvey2 54.0 2-1/4L $51.00 3. #1 BREEZY RMcNaughton 54.0 3-1/2L $53.00 4. #6 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS RoshJohnson4 52.5 1-3/4L Final Time : 1:24.0 Splits : 24.1, 49.0, 1:16.2 Winner : 5yo gr colt – SILVER MOON – CONNELL TOWN Trainer : RAYMOND TOWNSEND Owner: RAYMOND TOWNSEND Bred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD. Qu: $200.00 Ex: $446.00 Trifecta: $201.00 Race 2 1400 M (Purse $620,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) 1. #1 ASKABOUTME AndrePowell3 54.0 $132.00 2. #4 MISS ADDI JInnis2 50.0 1-1/4L 3. #3 LITTLE PRINCE RHalledeen 55.0 2-3/4L 4. #2 HOMECOMING OScott4 49.0 6L DNF #7 QUEENOFSAINTROSE AntThomas3 49.5 Late scratch : #6 INDY ARAZI Final Time : 1:31.1 Splits : 24.4, 49.2, 1:16.3, Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRACKING – PRINCESS ZANAI Trainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : BERESFORD BROADBELL Bred by PERCY TOMLINSON NOTE: HORSE #3 LITTLE PRINCE PASSED THE POST FIRST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED THIRD. Qu: $1,715.00 Ex: $1,650.00 D/E: $535.00 Trifecta: $1,188.00 Race 3 1400 M (Purse $750,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4) 1. #6 STORMING WHenry 53.0 $174.00 $114.00 2. #4 COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 7L $208.00 3. #2 VISION OF GOLD OWalker 56.0 5-1/2L $166.00 4. #1 STIR IT UP JPatterson2 50.0 47/1 Neck Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:12.4, Winner : 5yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – PSYCHE Trainer : KINGSLEY DAVIS Owner : THE PLAYER Bred by ASTON MARSH (DR.) Qu: $1,056.00 Ex: $2,271.00 D/E: $685.00 Trifecta: $2,096.00 Rolling Triple: $4,380.00 Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I) 1. #10 SWEET PEPPA SEllis 55.0 $143.00 $54.00 *2. #6 SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS JPatterson2 51.0 *4/5 31/2 $53.00 3. #7 AURELIA’S SUMMER RHalledeen 53.5 2L $66.00 4. #8 BAD GAL HILLARY OEdwards2 51.0 1-1/2L Final Time : 0:59.2 Splits : 22.4, 46.0, , Winner : 3yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – HONEYMOON BAY Trainer :RICHARD N. AZAN Owner: MILADE & RICHARD AZAN Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Qu: $152.00 Ex: $438.00 D/E: $983.00 Superfecta: $1,187.00 Rolling Triple: $4,344.00 Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -COLTS & GELDINGS *1. #4 CARTEL KRobinson 54.0 $114.00 $62.00 2. #8 AHUAGAIN SEllis 54.0 3/4L $88.00 3. #1 PEEPING TOM RoshJohnson4 52.5 3L $74.00 4. #3 ROCKDALE AndrePowell3 52.5 7/1 3/4 Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, , Winner : 3yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – TAIWANA Trainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : BALKRISHEN SAGAN-MARAJ Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Qu: $201.00 Ex: $418.00 D/E: $517.00 Superfecta: $1,614.00 Rolling Triple: $3,911.00 Race 6 1600 M (Purse $690,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3) 1. #3 COLORS OF WAR JPatterson2 50.0 $283.00 $143.00 2. #8 ST. BERNARD OFoster 54.0 4L $186.00 3. #2 MINNIFFIA JInnis2 50.0 1-1/4L $187.00 4. #11 SUPREME MAGIC PFrancis 52.0 3-1/4L *5. #5 COUNTER ATTACK RHalledeen 55.0 3-1/2L Late scratch : #9 NATASHADONTPLAY, #10 UNRULY TEXAS Final Time : 1:41.3 Splits : 25.0, 48.3, 1:14.0, Winner : 5yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – COLOUROFMONEY Trainer: JOSEPH THOMAS Owner : MICHAEL RUSSELL Bred by LAURENCE HEFFES Qu: $2,627.00 Ex: $6,658.00 D/E: $1,984.00 Trifecta: $6,049.00 Hi-5: $78,212.50 Rolling Triple: $8,364.00 Pick-4: $37,708.00 Super-6: $161,923.10 I’MSATISFIED TROPHY Race 7 2000 M (Purse $900,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II *1. #9 RADICAL OWalker 52.5 $76.00 $57.00 2. #5 WESTERN WARRIOR RHalledeen 54.0 1-1/2L $74.00 3. #1 PAPER CHASER JErwin 53.5 3L $78.00 4. #7 COUNCIL OF TRENT WHenry 56.0 1-1/4L DNF #6 SUPERBOLT SEllis 53.5 Final Time : 2:09.3 Splits: 24.3, 50.0, 1:13.4, 1:39.4 Winner : 3yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – NISTEL’S ANNETTE Trainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ALEXANDER HABER Bred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD. Qu: $217.00 Ex: $320.00 D/E: $468.00 Superfecta: $1,310.00 Rolling Triple: $1,915.00 Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II) 1. #1 TAZ OMullings 53.0 $867.00 $179.00 2. #7 LADY JAELA JErwin 55.0 2L $129.00 3. #2 SHE’S A LEGACY AntThomas3 50.0 3/4L $77.00 4. #3 LADY EXOTIC DDawkins2 51.0 1-3/4L 5. #6 MIRABILIS AChatrie 53.0 2-1/4L Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.3, 45.3, , Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – SUNSHINE OFMYLIFE Trainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MR. J.P.S. Bred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD. Qu: $2,248.00 Ex: $2,933.00 D/E: $582.00 Trifecta: $2,764.00 Hi-5: $51,109.50 Rolling Triple: $13,472.00 PlacePot 8: $84,411.00 Race 9 1100 M (Purse $1,150,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE 1. #4 ANOTHER BULLET OEdwards2 50.5 $623.00 $83.00 2. #1 CHACE THE GREAT DDawkins2 49.0 1-3/4L $87.00 *3. #5 POKER STAR OWalker 57.0 1/2L $53.00 4. #8 CRUCIAL APPEAL JErwin 56.0 2L 9. #9 TALENTED TONY K WHenry 52.0 Final Time : 1:05.2 Splits : 22.3, 46.1 Winner : 5yo b colt – NASHEET – WISELY NOTED Trainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : TAINIYA KERR Bred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITED NOTE: HORSE #8 CRUCIAL APPEAL PASSED THE POST THIRD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED FOURTH. Qu: $1,777.00 Ex: $2,825.00 D/E: $18,675.00 Superfecta: $5,528.00 Rolling Triple: $23,167.00 Race 10 1200 M (Purse $650,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) 1. #13 ABOGADO JPatterson2 52.0 $871.00 $311.00 2. #10 KACI OEdwards2 51.0 1-3/4L $357.00 3. #7 VICIOUS LOOK OMullings 56.0 1-3/4L $ 81.00 4. #2 BURLIN AChatrie 53.0 1-1/4L *5. #9 NOTHINGBUTTHEBEST BebHarvey2 53.5 2L Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.4, 48.1 Winner : 5yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS – FIRSTBORN Trainer : WELSH SOUTAR Owner: RICHARD WHYTE Bred by PERCY TOMLINSON Qu: $7,526.00 Ex: $25,591.00 D/E: $12,492.00 Trifecta: $36,444.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $196,852.50 Rolling Triple: $86,544.00 Pick-4: $328,324.00 (4 OF 4) Super-6: $27,296.80 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $1,269,303.75 Pick-9: $40,260.00 (7 OF 9); $575.00 (6 OF 9). Carry-over : $1,862,754.60last_img read more