Martinez praises Eto’o and Lukaku

first_img Lukaku has not yet had the impact he did while on loan at the club last season and there has been criticism from some fans, but Martinez was delighted with the Belgian’s performance. The Toffees boss said: “Football is a game of errors and they’re going to happen. Moments where the ball bounces wrongly or you make a wrong decision, and it happened in the goal we gave away. “You can imagine he was disappointed but that happens. What pleases me more is that from that moment on he would have never stopped until he got us back in the lead. “He got a knock on his toe and he wasn’t fully fit but he wanted to stay on the pitch as long as he could. The opposition always marks him well but the way he’s growing at such a young age, he’s going to be an exceptional footballer.” Eto’o, 33, is at a very different stage of his career to 21-year-old Lukaku but has already showed he can be a key addition alongside his fellow summer signing. The Cameroonian, who was starting only his second Premier League game for the Toffees, almost completed his hat-trick late on but was unlucky as he was denied by a post. “As a striker, it’s not about how many goals you score, it’s how many chances you need to score,” said Martinez. “The first chance he showed that the mentality is to be ready. I thought he set standards in that respect, but then as a manager I was more pleased with his overall contribution. Roberto Martinez praised strike duo Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku after they fired Everton to a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. Press Association “His link-up play was exceptional, his defensive work was very disciplined and, for someone in that experienced part of his career to be able to play two 90 minutes on Thursday and today, I think it shows you the way he looks after himself and what an incredible professional to have in a young group. “I was extremely proud of his performance.” Burnley’s search for a first win since promotion back to the Premier League will go into a 10th game – a trip to Arsenal next weekend. The Clarets are the only team in the top four divisions of English football without a victory, and manager Sean Dyche felt the Toffees’ quality in front of goal was the difference between the sides. He said: “It was a very challenging game against a fine side decided more or less once again by high-quality players doing what high-quality players do. That was their clinical edge against ours. “Our general performance was good I thought, particularly first half. Some of our football was very good, and the will and demand to play but also to create chances was there, but that clinical side of the game is definitely where it’s at for us at the moment.” The main positive was a first Premier League goal for last season’s top scorer Ings, who became the first Burnley striker to find the net this season. “It was a very good finish,” said Dyche. “We know we want to play on the front foot and we did. I thought he should have nicked one at the end but he looked nice and sharp and he’s growing again. “He had a soft start to his season in the Premier League and then getting the injury. Weirdly I thought that might do him good, and he looks nice and lively. “All the strikers need goals. They’re all in there, they’re all clambering. We have to keep believing it will come.” Eto’o showed his class with very good finishes at both ends of the game, while Romelu Lukaku put Everton back in front in the 29th minute after Burnley had equalised through Danny Ings. It was Lukaku’s mistake that set up the hosts’ goal, with the striker inexplicably passing the ball to Lukas Jutkiewicz midway inside the Everton half. last_img read more

Argonia volleyball team advances to state semifinals with 3-0 start; Caldwell eliminated in first round

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Argonia Red Raider girls volleyball team went 3-0 on Friday and has advanced out of pool play as the top seed in the Class 1A Div. II State volleyball tournament at Fort Hays State University at Gross Memorial Coliseum.Caldwell, on the other hand, was eliminated in the Class 1A Div. 1 state tournament also at Hays.Argonia, winner of pool 2, will play Dighton, runner-up in pool 1, in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Baileyville B&B, winner of pool 1, will battle Logan, runner-up in pool 2, on the other side of the court at the same time. Argonia will either play for the state championship 15 minutes later or the consolation championship if it loses .On Friday, Argonia would beat Logan in three sets 25-20, 19-25, and 25-20. Then at 6:30 p.m. Argonia would sweep Attica, 25-15, 25-19. In the night camp at 8:30 p.m. Argonia would beat Sharon Springs 25-18, 25-15 to win pool B.Argonia will play the runner-up of Pool A which is Dighton. Argonia is the No. 3 seed and Dighton is the No. 5 seed in the tournament. On the other side Baileyville B&B is the No. 1 seed and Logan is the No. 6 seed. Full results can be found here:•••••Caldwell was the top seed in Class A Div. 1, but would go 1-2 for the day and get eliminated in the first round.The Bluejays would beat LaCrosse 25-19, 26-24 in the first round. Caldwell would lose to Goessel in three sets, 20-25, 25-7, 25-22 in the second round. Spearville would then beat Caldwell 25-14, 25-22 to end the Bluejays great season.Caldwell finishes 37-4 on the season. The full results can be found here.last_img read more


first_imgIRISH tourist chiefs have recruited singer Daniel O’Donnell in a bid to bring tourists from Britain to Donegal this summer.The online campaign is aimed at re-branding the county as ‘Daniel O’Donnell Country’.The move is being pioneered by DiscoverIreland which promotes the country as a tourist destination to the British. The advertising blitz has Daneil at the centre of it.One advert reads: “Daniel O’Donnell is one of Donegal’s most famous natives. An Irish singer and television presenter, Daniel has become a household name in Ireland and across the world.“With over 10 million records sold, Daniel’s charismatic and engaging stage presence has made him a huge success and a beloved favourite of his native County Donegal.Daniel considers the North West of Ireland and in particular, Co. Donegal a must-visit for any tourist. The county’s exceptional landscape includes Europe’s highest sea-cliffs, mesmerising scenery and dozens of deserted white sandy beaches. “County Donegal prides itself with a strong sense of traditional culture and heritage that has influenced Daniel O’Donnell and his music.”Daniel is currently touring England to rave reviews.DANIEL HELPING TO BOOST DONEGAL TOURISM was last modified: March 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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:daniel o’donnelldonegaltourismlast_img read more