Watford sack Manager Nigel Pearson

first_imgRelatedPosts QPR slap N8.1b on Eberechi Eze Fulham join Eberechi Eze race Joe Hart pens two-year deal with Tottenham Nigel Pearson has been sacked as Watford head coach with two games remaining in the season, as the club looks to avoid relegation from the Premier League.Watford are 17th in the table, three points above the relegation zone, following Friday night’s 3-1 defeat to fellow strugglers West Ham. The Hornets brought in former Leicester City boss Pearson to replace Quique Sanchez Flores in December with the club rock bottom of the table.He led a mini-revival to get them out of the drop zone but a tough spell since the Premier League restart has left them still fighting for their lives.Last year’s FA Cup finalists are three points above the relegation zone with two tough games remaining against Manchester City and Arsenal.They were beaten 3-1 by fellow strugglers West Ham on Friday night in a bitter blow to their hopes as Bournemouth and Aston Villa look to climb above the Vicarage Road club and out of the drop zone.Technical director Filippo Giraldi delivering the news, with some suggestions assistant Craig Shakespeare has been asked to take over. Others were left questioning how the club have managed to sack three managers in one season after Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores both left before Christmas.Tags: Nigel PearsonRelegation zoneWatfordWest Hamlast_img read more

McInerney creates scoring opportunities for Orange in victory over Golden Flashes

first_img Published on September 17, 2012 at 2:13 am Contact Jasmine: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Liz McInerney was virtually everywhere in Syracuse’s game against Kent State on Sunday. The midfielder scored a goal, but it was her ability to feed her teammates passes that proved to be her more important contribution.She assisted Lauren Brooks, Jordan Page and Iona Holloway on their goals to help the Orange cruise to a 7-1 victory.“It’s pretty easy when the forwards are moving well,” McInerney said. “They were always in the right place at the right time, so we just worked well together today.”Head coach Ange Bradley said she noticed the consistency of her players in this game, but also recognized how much McInerney meant to Syracuse’s win.“She’s just Liz, she’s special,” Bradley said. “Always a hard worker and just does great things out there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcInerney took seven of SU’s 33 shots, outshooting Kent State as an entire team, which took only two. That resulted largely from the grittiness of the Syracuse defense, which has been mostly responsible for the Orange’s undefeated start to its season.“Coming into the weekend we were No. 1 in defense in the country,” Bradley said.Syracuse’s offense was consistent throughout the game, and McInerney repeatedly worked to find scoring opportunities for her and her teammates. The Orange played hard in both halves, which Bradley said the team didn’t do against Villanova on Friday.Coming back from halftime on Sunday, the Orange remained in attack mode. Less than a minute into the second half, McInerney scored her second goal of the season on an unassisted shot from the top of the circle.“Coach always tells us to come out strong,” McInerney said. “She usually wants a goal in the first two minutes.”McInerney also remained vocal on the field throughout the game — a tactic the team says helps it play better as a whole. Even when McInerney was substituted out of the game, she could still be heard encouraging and instructing from the sideline.“We all try to communicate, and that makes for good chemistry while we’re playing,” McInerney said.With the two big wins at home, the Orange will now go on the road, hoping to remain as mentally tough as it was Sunday while also putting up the same dominant effort on both ends of the field.“I think we have a good fan base and a lot of people in the area, so they’ll be coming in to support us,” Bradley said. “We just have to keep playing hockey, doesn’t matter where we’re playing, we know what our goals are.”When Syracuse goes on the road, it’ll be crucial that McInerney continues her strong play for the Orange to continue its winning streak.McInerney said she’s already looking forward to the test of this upcoming road trip and thinking about how the team can continue this stellar play.Said McInerney: “This week will be a really big week for us, so hopefully we can continue the momentum and keep playing well.” Commentslast_img read more