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Graham eager to end goal drought

first_img “I know that, I’m not going to hide. It’s up to me to work hard and make sure I get in the positions and not shy away from an opportunity when it comes my way. “Once one goes in, I’m sure a lot more will follow. The first goal would be nice, but the most important thing is the team – we need to pick up points and make sure we’re not going to struggle come the end of the season.” Former Middlesbrough trainee Graham arrived at the Stadium of Light in a £5million switch from Swansea in January 2013 under then manager Martin O’Neill, but having failed to find the back of the net in 13 appearances at the end of that campaign, during which the Northern Irishman was relieved of his duties, he became surplus to requirements. Indeed, he spent the whole of last season on loan, initially at Hull and then Boro, and joined Wolves on a similar basis for two months earlier in the current campaign. However, his return in January and the subsequent arrival of Jermain Defoe have given him a new lease of life on Wearside, and he is relishing the prospect of competing with Steven Fletcher and Connor Wickham to partner the England international once the newcomer shakes of a calf injury. Graham said: “We’re all starting from the same place. All four strikers will be playing at different times and we all bring different things to the team. “But Jermain has given everyone around the place a lift. You can see that if he gets one chance, he will more than likely put it away and that’s what we’ve been missing. “To have a player of his calibre at the football club is massive and it’s going to help us. Everyone wants to play up front with him and help him and the team do well.” The 29-year-old frontman is yet to open his account in 20 appearances for the club, but has forced his way back into contention in recent weeks and is desperate to address that situation. Graham told the Sunderland Echo: “It would be massive [to get that first goal]. Obviously, as a striker you want to be scoring goals and doing well for your football club, but that’s not been the case so far for me. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland striker Danny Graham is refusing to hide as he attempts to end his goal drought. last_img read more

Man United slips to 6th in Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Teams

first_img Source: forbes.com Manchester United have slipped to 6th position in Forbes’ Top 50 richest sports teams in the world. The Red Devils previously occupied second position in the 2018 edition.Real Madrid and Barcelona have both moved above United, who fall out of the top 5.The American NFL side, Dallas Cowboys, tops the list with a value of $5 billion with the majority of revenue generated from TV Broadcasts and sponsorship deals.Real Madrid and Barcelona make the top 5 as they place third and fourth respectively.The top five comprises of Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Real Madrid, Barcelona and New York Knicks.Manchester United are just outside of the top five as they place sixth on the list.Among the top fifty richest teams comprises of eight football teams with four of them being English Premier League clubs.Real Madrid has a value of $4.24 billion, Barcelona also has a value of $4.02 billion, and Manchester United who sits sixth is valued at $3.81 billion.Bayern Munich comes 17th with $3.02 billion, Sheikh Mansour and his club, Manchester United comes at 25th position with $2.69 billion.Chelsea places 32nd with a value of $2.58 billion, Arsenal is 42nd on the top 50 list with $2.27 billion and Liverpool makes the list at 45th with a value of $2.18 billion.Per the list, Manchester United still remains the richest English club but is behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.last_img read more

MSP Reminds Drivers to be Cautious on the Road During the Winter Months

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — With winter in full swing, it’s more important than ever to exercise caution while driving. Winter road conditions can be hazardous, and Michigan State Police are reminding drivers to take their time and be aware of their surroundings and other drivers.“With winter driving I think one of the most important things is just to give yourself enough time. By giving yourself the extra time, you’re not going to be rushed. You’re not going to feel like you need to speed, or you need to go faster than what the elements will allow you. If it’s an icy, slick road, just because the speed limit says 45, doesn’t mean that you should be going 45. If we arrive on an accident scene because you’ve run into somebody, you’ve run into an object on the side of the road, you could be cited for violated for violating the basic speed law, just due to the fact that you were traveling too fast for the conditions. ”Even on dry roads, Trooper Simpson says it’s important to remain focused behind the wheel to avoid getting into accidents.“One of the most important things while driving is to pay attention to the others around you. You may be doing everything as you should, slowing down appropriately, making your corners the way that you should, paying attention to your speed, but the other people that are in the cars traveling with you may not be paying attention to their speed. They may not be giving themselves enough distance to stop, and things like that.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: drivers, Driving, msp, SafetyContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Center Gears Up For 2nd Annual Denim and Diamonds FundraiserNext Government shutdown beginning to cast shadow over upcoming Film Festivallast_img read more