Messi, the savior of Bartomeu

first_imgMessi, Messi, Messi, Messi … One more time, four times Messi against Eibar. Four goals for each of the four days he was unmarked. His fifth poker in LaLiga, although the most remembered was in a Champions night against Arsenal. His thirty-sixth hat-trick in the history of the iron-handled competition over a decade ago. But, above all, what impresses Messi already at this point in his career is his way of driving the mood of a volcanic club from the grass.Definitely, It can be said that Messi has paved a very difficult week for Josep Maria Bartomeu. First, he pacified the meeting of the captains when the president tried to explain himself by the mess of the social networks that threatens not only to advance the electoral period, but to internally divide the executives who until now have been related to the president. “It’s weird,” the Argentine admitted in the interview he gave Mundo Deportivo. But He did not set a tense meeting on fire. On the contrary, he placated her. Exactly the same as in his statements, where all his messages were positive. And then came the match. When the stands were divided between Bartomeu’s handkerchiefs and the cries of “Bartomeu, resignation” and “directive, resignation”, which in turn were answered by another sector of the stands with protests, Messi took a magic goal from the top, 1-0. Right now at Barça, Messi is the only one who agrees with everyone. The fans were happy. Not only because their goals ended with internal goals. Also because they showed that face the most important week of the season, with the matches against Naples in San Paolo and against Madrid at the Bernabéu. At the moment, Messi has already prevented from talking about the directors account more than Tuesday and the priority is football. 10last_img read more

‘I will die (defending my title) if I have to,’ says Matthysse

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) refuted Matthysse’s observation, saying that he has a lot more to give in the ring.“That is what I am trying to prove this coming July 15, that Manny Pacquiao is not yet done in boxing,” said Pacquiao, who hasn’t fought since losing his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last year.Though he hasn’t knocked out an opponent since 2009, when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round, Pacquiao said if he sees a chance to finish Matthysse, he’ll do so to prove that he’s still capable of taking on the current toasts of boxing like Ukrainian WBO super featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko.Pacquiao and Matthysse will leave for Kuala Lumpur Friday night, where they will hold another press conference for the fight card jointly undertaken by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.Asked about the status of his longtime coach Freddie Roach, Pacquiao said he’s leaving the door open for the Hall of Famer.ADVERTISEMENT 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 For the Matthysse fight, however, it looks like Buboy Fernandez has the inside track to be the main corner man. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The two are scheduled to fight on July 15, in a World Boxing Association welterweight title fight in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)He still holds Manny Pacquiao in high esteem, but Lucas Matthysse thinks the Filipino ring icon is no longer the fearsome warrior that sowed terror in the ring the past decade.And as such, the Argentine feels confident that he will emerge victorious when they tangle for his World Boxing Association welterweight crown on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Fact is, Matthysse intends to send Pacquiao into retirement by knocking out the 39-year-old eight-division world champion.“Honestly, he’s still very good, but since the knockout of (Juan Manuel) Marquez,” I think he’s not the same fighter anymore,” said Matthysse during Wednesday’s press conference launching “Champion vs Champion” at City of Dreams Manila.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 crownClad in a Barong Tagalog, the 35-year-old Matthysse, regarded as a knockout artist, refused to be cowed by Pacquiao’s sterling credentials as multiple champion, three-time Fighter of the Year, and Fighter of the Decade.“Sure, Manny has won so many titles… I (have) only won one title. I am not going to give it up. I will die for it if I have to,” said Matthysse, who has stopped 36 of his 39 victims against only four losses. “I will defend this title to the death.” LATEST STORIES Verdadero Palaro’s fastest; Calabarzon sweeps 100 meters Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ellen Decorates Kofi Woods, Other Dignitaries

first_imgThe Commander-in-Chief (C-I-C) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has decorated Att’y. Samuel Kofi Woods, II, and several international personalities within the security sector for their individual and collective distinguished service to the country as she endeavors to remake the sector.Those honored on February 11 Armed Forces Day by President Sirleaf included the keynote speaker of the day, Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, Major General Julius Facki Oketta, Head of Mission, Africa Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (AUSEOWA) and Major General Gary Volesky, Commander, Joint Task Force-Operation United Assistance (JTF-OUA). Others are Major General Darryl A Williams, first Commander of JTF-OUA, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakri Sadique Mohammed, a committed, dedicated and professional military officer of the Ghana Armed Forces with over 34 years of military experience, and Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy Chuwuemeka Okoro, a committed, dedicated and professional military officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and a Barrister-at-Law of the Nigerian Armed Forces.According to C-I-C Sirleaf, the honorees’ services to Liberia bring credit upon themselves, their country and to our nation as well as to the men and women of the Armed Forces of Liberia who continue to work tirelessly in rebuilding Liberia, including the construction of roads.In remarks on behalf of all DSO recipients, Major General Julius Facki Oketta said their being decorated was wonderful and sincerely accepted.Receiving the awards from the Commander-In-Chief of Liberia’s Armed Forces meant a lot to each of them, he declared.“We the officers and citizens receive this honor with great gratitude and humility. These awards speak for commitment in serving our people as we contribute in eradicating Ebola,” Gen. Oketta said.He explained that the awards do not belong to the honorees, but to the Africa Union, AUSEOWA, the people of Liberia, the United Nations family in every corner of the globe who made contributions, sacrifices and in many instances risked or gave their lives to support the eradication of Ebola by promoting solidarity as well as voluntary services for the common good of humanity.Gen. Oketta said the awards would enforce their belief that all honorees can pray and work better than they have done so far in combating the deadly Ebola virus and other services.He emphasized that the issues of solidarity, capacity, preparedness, responsibility and sacrifice have all been geared toward moving the country and Africa forward.The celebration of the 58th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) was also witnessed by senior government officials, including Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, House Speaker Alex Tyler, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor, and Dr. Amos Sawyer of the Governance Commission and Heads of all security agencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WCB farmers call for REO’s firing

first_img…after farmlands bulldozedFarmers who operate in the vicinity of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) office at Fort Wellington late last week picketed the Regional Executive Officer (REO) claiming discrimination.Their contention is that the REO, Ovid Morrison, has allegedly caused the destruction of their crops. The farmers were forced to take to the picket line after some of their crops were destroyed by actions taken by Morrison.Morrison had ordered those farmers to remove so that the area could be developed into model farms. It was on October 27, 2016, that notices were placed at the entrances to the farms situated at Naarstigheid and Catherine’s Lust, denying them access to the farmlands.Some of the farmers on the picket lineIn April last year, the farmers held a protest demanding that they be able to continue farming. On Wednesday, another protest was held outside the REO’s office at Fort Wellington; this time they upped the pressure, calling for his removal.According to the farmers, on Tuesday last, an excavator went to their farms at Catherine’s Lust and Naarstigheid, destroying some of their crops. The farmers occupy 50 acres of land on which they cultivate cash crop, fruits and rear livestock. Some of them stated that they have been cultivating the land since the previous Administration was in office.Farmers protesting the removal of the REOThe farmers are from Bath Settlement, Experiment, Naarstigheid, Fort Wellington and Hopetown.However, the dissatisfied farmers are from the village of Bath Settlement, which is considered a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stronghold, while the farmers who live at Hopetown remain untroubled.From the picket line, they made it clear that they were being discriminated against. The farmers noted that farming has been providing employment to a lot of young people in the region and this move by the REO will render many of them jobless.At a press conference held on April 10, 2017, the REO had said he was developing an economic agriculture model farm to which approval was granted by the RDC. However, Region Chairman Vickchand Ramphal toldthis publication that this was not the case.A section of the farmland that was destroyed“When the Regional Executive Officer would have served notices to farmers back in 2017, I made it very clear that the Regional Democratic Council of Region Number Five did not make any such decision to remove those farmers from that plot of land at Naarstigheid. Further I instructed the REO not to remove any of those farmers from the land there because all of them depend heavily on the land to provide for their families.”Meanwhile, at another press conference held on January 9, 2018, Morrison told reporters that the model farm will look at factors such as land selection, crop cultivation, and principles of crop rotation, as well as waste consolidation but the Chairman holds out that it is a political move to displace the farmers.On this note, the Regional Chairman in an invited comment said the REO’s way of behaviour could best be described as dictatorial. “Not only in this issue here with farmers but also with the security guards but other issues that would have arisen in this region.”Recently the REO chased a group of guards out of the RDC Boardroom. The guards had gone to the Regional Chairman to discuss the non-payment of salaries from the company which has been contracted to provide security to Government buildings in the region.During the protest, the REO chased guards out of the company’s office in the RDC compound. The security firm had been using a section of a building in the RDC compound as its local office.Ramphal said he has penned a letter to President David Granger as it relates to Morrison’s actions and issues affecting the region.last_img read more

Ex-governor of Iowa quits presidential race

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I came up against something for the first time in my life that hard work and effort couldn’t overcome,” he said, his wife, Christie, and two grown sons at his side. “I just couldn’t work any harder, couldn’t give it enough.” Vilsack’s withdrawal still leaves a crowded field of eight Democrats. He will remain an important figure in the presidential race as former rivals undoubtedly will seek his endorsement and help to win Iowa. Vilsack, who likely will be considered as a vice presidential nominee, repeatedly declined to endorse another candidate at his news conference. Other campaigns immediately began to seek out Vilsack’s well-respected staff. Gary Hirshberg, CEO and founder of Stonyfield Farm yogurt, was one of Vilsack’s earliest and most prominent New Hampshire supporters. He said two minutes after Vilsack’s announcement, Obama called seeking his support. Hirshberg told Obama he wasn’t ready to commit to another candidate. DES MOINES, Iowa – Democrat Tom Vilsack, the former Iowa governor who built a centrist image, abandoned his bid for the presidency on Friday after struggling against better-known, better-financed rivals. “It is money and only money that is the reason we are leaving today,” Vilsack told reporters at a news conference, later adding, “We have a debt we’re going to have to work our way through.” Vilsack, 56, left office in January and traveled to early voting states, but he attracted neither the attention nor the campaign cash of his top-tier rivals – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama and John Edwards. He even faced obstacles in his home state. In the most recent financial documents, Vilsack reported raising more than $1.1 million in the last seven weeks of 2006 but only had around $396,000 in the bank. Some campaign finance experts contend candidates will need $20 million by June 2007 to remain viable. last_img read more

Exclusive – Parlour dampens Arsenal title talk after Community Shield win

first_imgRay Parlour says Arsenal should not get carried away with their comfortable Community Shield victory over Manchester City.The Gunners eased to a 3-0 victory over the Premier League champions, leaving supporters optimistic they can sustain a title challenge this season.Parlour, though, isn’t reading anything into the Wembley clash and believes bookmakers have it right in making Arsene Wenger’s side only fourth favourites to win the league.“City were missing lots of players, they had maybe seven first-team players out of the side,” the former Arsenal ace said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Arsenal were excellent in the first half, they showed all the qualities they have, and Arsene Wenger will be delighted. Hopefully, it has given them a bit of confidence and belief, but I am still with the bookies.“Chelsea, Man City, Man United will be a lot stronger this season and Liverpool have had a great pre-season. It is such a competitive league.“I still feel Arsenal need a couple more players. I think the bookies get it right a lot of the time. Man City, Chelsea and Man United, who are third favourites, are the three to beat probably.”last_img read more

Quinn and Willis take care of No. 9 ASU.

first_img No. 14 Purdue 51, Michigan 43 : Aya Traore scored 13 points, and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had six points in the final minutes for visiting Purdue. No. 17 Georgia 89, Florida 70 : Sherill Baker scored 20 points and added four steals to extend her career steals record to 352 for host Georgia. No. 25 Virginia Tech 67, No. 19 Boston College 62 : Megan Finnerty and Kirby Copeland combined for 26 points to lift host Virginia Tech. They each scored 13 points for the Hokies (14-1, 1-1 ACC), who trailed the Eagles 36-30 at halftime. Arkansas 52, No. 20 Vanderbilt 51, OT : Reserve Leslie Howard led host Arkansas with 13 points, including the winning free throw with 2.1 seconds left in overtime. No. 24 Temple 66, La Salle 64, OT : Candice Dupree scored 29 points, including the game-winning three-point play with 2.8 seconds left in overtime in Philadelphia. MEN No. 1 Duke 82, Wake Forest 64: J.J. Redick scored 32 points with old nemesis Chris Paul watching from a front-row seat as Duke held off host Wake Forest, leaving the Blue Devils one of only three unbeaten teams in Division I. Lee Melchionni added 17 points for Duke (14-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which played a large part of the game without star center Shelden Williams. He picked up his third foul with about 5 minutes left in the first half, then got his fourth soon after the break. No. 24 West Virginia 91, No. 3 Villanova 87 : Joe Herber scored 23 points, and Kevin Pittsnogle added 22 as visiting West Virginia handed Villanova its first loss of the season. Mike Gansey added 21 points as the Mountaineers (10-3, 2-0 Big East) beat their second top-10 opponent this season. No. 4 Memphis 73, Winthrop 63 : Rodney Carney had 21 points, and Darius Washington scored seven of his 14 during a key stretch to lead host Memphis. Carney shot 7-of-14, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range as the Tigers (13-2) won their second straight after losing to No. 15 Texas last week. Their only other loss was to No. 1 Duke in the Preseason NIT championship game. Wisconsin 82, No. 7 Michigan State 63 : Kammron Taylor scored 27 points, and host Wisconsin beat Michigan State for the seventh time in eight meetings. Georgia Tech 60, No. 11 Boston College 58 : Zam Fredrick hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 33.5 seconds left, and host Georgia Tech edged Boston College, which went more than 11 minutes without a field goal and struggled to make anything outside the lane. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After missing two games last year against Arizona State, UCLA’s Noelle Quinn was eager to play well against the Sun Devils. Quinn tied her season high with 24 points, and Lisa Willis added 23 to lead the host Bruins to a 77-69 victory over No. 9 Arizona State on Sunday. Nikki Blue had 13 points for the Bruins (9-6, 4-2 Pac-10), who moved within a half-game of the conference’s co-leaders, Washington and No. 16 Stanford. “Last year, I was at Arizona watching,” said Quinn, who played just 16 games last season before tearing cartilage in her left knee. “I wanted to do so much but I couldn’t physically do anything. “This year, I made it a point to step in and do a lot of stuff for my team.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Kristen Kovesdy had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils (12-3, 3-2), who committed a season-high 28 turnovers in losing their second consecutive game. “This is pretty hard to swallow,” Arizona State coach Charli Thurner Thorne said. “We’re not getting enough shots up, and we had too many letdowns in transition. We just made horrible decisions for two games.” The Sun Devils brought a nine-game winning streak to Los Angeles before losing 58-50 to USC on Friday. No. 2 Duke 86, No. 6 Maryland 68: The defense of visiting Duke was the difference in a matchup between the two highest-scoring teams in NCAA women’s basketball. Lindsey Harding and Chante Black each scored 19 points, and the unbeaten Blue Devils forced 24 turnovers. last_img read more


first_imgCharlie McConalogue TD says patients in Donegal are facing delayed diagnoses and poorer patient outcomes as a result of ever increasing waiting lists at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalThe latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund reveal that there were 16,221 on outpatient waiting lists at Letterkenny General Hospital in April. More than 5,500 of those have been waiting over a year to see a consultant.That’s a year on year increase of 328.5% Deputy McConalogue commented, “The continuing escalation of waiting list numbers at Letterkenny General Hospital is nothing short of alarming. The Health Minister’s complete inaction on this crisis is inexcuseable. As a doctor he should be well aware of the consequences of delayed diagnosis, yet the number of people waiting more than 12 months for an outpatient appointment has rocketed over the past year. Minister Varadkar’s failure to come up with a tangible plan to deal with this growing problem is leading to increased backlogs in the system and extreme frustration and anxiety among patients.“The situation is further exacerbated in Donegal because of the refusal by the Saolta Hospital Group to provide follow-up treatment to patients who were outsourced under the 2013 Out Patients Initiative. This has led to a situation whereby hundreds of patients who had been waiting over a year for treatment were transferred to other hospitals for assessment and treatment as part of the scheme. However, because of funding shortfalls hundreds of these patients have now been amalgamated back into the public waiting lists placing additional pressure on the system.“This Government downgraded the National Treatment Purchase Fund in favour of James Reilly’s Special Delivery Units. This framework has failed patients completely and has led to these out of control waiting lists. Fianna Fáil wants to see the NTPF fully reactivated to ensure that public patients who are not treated within a reasonable timeframe are referred to private or public hospitals either here or in Northern Ireland for assessment and any follow on procedures necessary.“The current situation cannot be allowed to continue as it is. It poses serious risks for patients and creates an atmosphere of anxiety as people are forced to wait in excess of a year for an appointment. Minister Varadkar has a choice – either secure additional funding to drive down the lists or adopt Fianna Fáil’s proposals to reactivate the NTPF. This Government has spent the past few weeks telling us that the economic recovery is underway – now is the time to reinvest the additional funds in essential public services and ensure a quality health system for people in Donegal and across the country”. LETTERKENNY WAITING LIST SCANDAL CONTINUES UNABATED – McCONALOGUE was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgRed Hughs Notes 14/07/2013Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Luke Kelly, Edenoughill won €30 in Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn were 4,3,5,2,1,8,6,7. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,700. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 20th July – Cathal Doherty, 27th July – Tony Gallagher and 3rd August – Paddy Kelly. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Corey Gallagher, Dromore who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Seniors & ReservesBoth teams were in league action at the weekend in Carndonagh. The reserves gave a good display to win their game fairly comfortably despite fielding an understrength team. They lead the all the way through and there was again some very good performances from the young (and not so young) players on the team. Well done to all involved. Final score: Red Hughs 2-11 Carndonagh 1-7.The senior game was a very tight and tense affair with the lads playing well for the most part and they lead at half time 1-5 to 0-7. The second half was very close with Red Hughs having plenty of possession and were very unfortunate to lose by a single point in the end. Final score: Red Hughs 1-10 Carndonagh 1-11. This was a disappointing result with the lads probably being the best team throughout and deserved something from the game. There were plenty of good points in the performance though to take into the upcoming games. Both sides are in action again next Saturday 20th July. They are fixed to play Downings away with the reserve game at 6.00pm and the senior at 7.30pm. Good luck to both teams and all come out and support the boys in these important games.Senior LadiesThe ladies are fixed to play Urris away this Wednesday the 17th July at 7.30pm in the 1st round of the championship. Good luck to the girls.The U-14 Girls play St Eunan’s away in Letterkenny on Tuesday.Minor Board Well done to the U8 teams who took part in the blitz at the pitch on Saturday morning.The U12 boys team have training next Monday the 22nd July at 7.00pm.The U16 boys are down for two fixtures in the coming days – this Friday 19th July they are fixed to play Burt at home at 7.30pm and on Monday they are fixed to play Gweedore at home also at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the lads. These fixtures are subject to change so keep an eye on club Facebook page for any updates.Well done to the U18 boys on a great victory over Glenfin in the preliminary round 1st leg of the championship last week on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-7. The second leg is on this Wednesday the 17th July at 7.30pm away in Glenfin. All come out and support the lads. GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS’ MINORS HAVE GOOD WIN OVER GLENFIN was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS’ MINORS HAVE GOOD WIN OVER GLENFINlast_img read more

David Silva has yet to decide whether he will play beyond his contract at Man City

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 REVEALED gameday Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury That will take the former Valencia midfielder up to 10 years’ service at the Etihad Stadium, by which time he will be 34.Silva said: “I have two more years on my contract here. I feel great here. I want to stay until the end of my contract and then I’ll see how I feel physically and mentally to carry on.”Silva made his 250th Premier League appearance for City and scored in the champions’ 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield last weekend.The occasion had added poignancy for Silva as his son Mateo, who was born prematurely during last season, was in attendance along with many other members of his family. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Premier League News REVEALED Silva said: “It’s my ninth season here, I have played lots of games, enjoyed lots of great moments too. At the end, this is like a family to me.“It was very special. Besides the milestone of it being my 250th game and the goal I scored, having my son there healthy at the Etihad Stadium is something that I will always remember.”City captain Vincent Kompany is set to reach the same 250 Premier League appearance milestone in Saturday’s game at Wolves.Silva said: “He’s a good captain because he always focuses on the details. He always looks after the best interests of the team.“He’s been here for a long time and I think he gives a lot to the team. He is an outstanding player. He gives an additional boost to the team.” smart causal Silva celebrates his goal in City’s 6-1 win over Huddersfield last weekend center_img ALTERED silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 David Silva is not sure if he will play for Manchester City beyond the end of his contract at the club.The Spaniard, who called time on his international career earlier this month, signed a deal last November which keeps him at City until 2020. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes huge blow possible standings There was a poignant moment before the Huddersfield game when Silva’s son Mateo was a mascot for his dad Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more