Canaries keeping boss options open


first_imgChief executive David McNally has suggested Norwich could move swiftly to replace Chris Hughton if their Premier League status is threatened. In a congested bottom half of the table, the Canaries are two places and one point above Sunderland, who occupy the final place in the relegation zone but have a game in hand. The Canaries are the only side in the bottom six not to have changed manager this season. Press Associationcenter_img “It would be almost delinquent of the football club to not be aware of potential candidates if for any reason your manager left,” McNally told the Eastern Daily Press. “If results are not good enough you have to be aware of who is out there to help. You look at the market and who might be right for Norwich City. “If we needed to make a change – and the average tenure of a Premier League manager is about a year and a half, which puts Chris in the top six or top eight longest serving right now – then if a change was necessary it wouldn’t be a case of, who are the contenders? It would be a case of reviewing what is required, where are we going and who is best placed to take the club forward.” The bottom 11 teams are separated by eight points with 12 games to go and the Canaries are three points behind 10th-placed Swansea and West Ham, in 11th, whose recent revival has taken them clear of the drop zone. “If we believe Chris is the right man to take the club forward then we stick with that,” McNally added. “It is fine margins in our sport and what you have to be sure of is a guaranteed improvement.” last_img read more

Penalties plague Syracuse in 5-1 loss to Robert Morris


first_img Published on January 17, 2020 at 9:42 pm Contact Gaurav: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse ice hockey team has struggled with penalty trouble all season. On Jan. 17 against a red-hot Robert Morris power play, the Orange just could not keep the puck out of the net.Robert Morris (13-8-2, 7-2 College Hockey America) scored in the first five minutes of each period on Friday night en route to a 5-1 win over Syracuse (6-15-1, 5-3-1). SU, on the other hand, took a similar amount of shots but couldn’t find the back of the net.In total, Robert Morris converted on two power plays in addition to a a six-on-five score. An early penalty on Brynn Koocher sent Robert Morris to the power play. The Colonials have the fourth-best power play in the nation (26.4% conversation rate) and wasted no time scoring and taking an early lead over the Orange. The rest of the first played out to a draw as SU went into the first intermission down only one goal.The second period started just like the first as Robert Morris scored a goal less than five minutes in. However, this time Syracuse responded within 40 seconds to make the score 2-1. That was the closest SU came to mounting a comeback as penalty trouble came back to hurt the Orange. Midway through the second period, a delayed penalty call on Lindsay Eastwood allowed the Colonials a brief six-on-five advantage which they did not waste. Going into the third period, it was a repeat of previous games as penalty troubles handicapped an Orange team with the sixth-most penalty minutes in the nation. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU entered the final period trailing 3-1, but another quick goal from the Colonials put the game out of reach.  A late power-play goal from Robert Morris on a second Koocher penalty ended the scoring and handed SU a resounding 5-1 loss. Commentslast_img read more

Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham to sign Manuel Lanzini on a permanent basis


first_img Manuel Lanzini in action for West Ham West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed the club will ‘100 per cent’ sign Manuel Lanzini on a permanent deal.The 23-year-old arrived on loan from Al Jazira last summer and has shone during his first season in English football.The attacking midfielder has scored five goals in 21 games and now Bilic has confirmed West Ham are going to take up the option to buy the Argentine outright for £7.4m.“With Manuel it is a clear situation from the start. He came on loan and we had an option and the contract is there,” said Bilic.“He is our player and he is happy here. We want him for a long, long time. It is a great signing for us.“The board and my staff decided long ago that we want to activate that option. That is done. The decision was made a long time ago.” 1last_img read more