Eagles boss hails Adebayor as one of top three players to have played for Palace – exclusive

first_imgSteve Parish has hailed Emmanuel Adebayor as one of the best two or three players to have ever played for Crystal Palace.The controversial Togolese striker has signed for the Eagles on a free transfer until the end of the season, having been released by Tottenham in September last year.And despite his reputation as a troublesome character who performs only in fits and starts, the Selhurst Park chairman insists there can be no doubts about his qualities.“We all know the pedigree of the player,” he said in an interview on the Sports Bar. “There are only two or three players with this pedigree that have played for Crystal Palace. We don’t sign too many players who have played for Real Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester City.“The quality is there and that’s why we’ve taken him. Hopefully he can give us something we’ve not had for a while – which is that little bit of X Factor.”Adebayor, 31, has not played a competitive match since May 2015, but has still been collecting £100,000 a week from Spurs.And Parish insists his return to the Premier League is all to do with football – and nothing at all to do with money.He added: “We’ve spoken to plenty of people who have been in and around him and we’ve had nothing but positive reports. He’s at that stage of his career where he’s playing because he loves the game and we’re not expecting any problems.“I’ve met him a couple of times and he seems like a really nice guy. We all start with a fresh sheet of paper and, if we get out of him what we’ve seen at other clubs, we’ll be very happy.“He could probably sit around and not play and be just as well off, with the way it’s worked out with his last club, so he’s playing because he wants to play football and wants to show people he can still do it. Everyone’s interests are aligned on that score and he had no demands at all. None. It was easy [to negotiate a deal].“He doesn’t have to play to make the same money, so there’s no question he wants to perform.”Parish also admits this may not be the last arrival at Palace before the close of the transfer window next Monday (February 1).“We’d like to get someone else in,” he added. “This one [Adebayor] takes the pressure off but there are a few more possible deals we’re involved in that we’d like to try to do.”last_img read more

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ANNE MARIE TO GET 3,000 NORTHWEST 10K WALKERS AND RUNNERS OFF TO FLYING START

first_imgThe 16th North West 10k will be officially started by the joint Donegal Person of the Year Anne Marie Ward.The news has been confirmed by 10k Chairperson Grace Boyle as the build up begins in earnest for the charity race and walk which takes place on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny.The event is expected to attract more than 3,000 participants this year. The charities who will benefit this year are the Buddy Bear Appeal; the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and MS Ireland Donegal.All charities who register with the 10k committee will receive support including having their name posted on the website.This is the 16th year of the North West 10k charity and to date the event has raised an overall total of 590,000 euro for 27 different charities.In 2011 a record number of around 3,000 took part and the organizing committee is expecting that figure to be exceeded significantly this year. Among the high profile names that have already committed to walking the 10k on May 6th are the County Manager Seamus Neely and the Mayors of Donegal and Letterkenny Noel McBride and Gerry McMonagle. Race Director Brendan McDaid is appealing to all runners to register on-line at www.northwest10k.com while the organizers are using a chip system this year for athletes, which will automatically record their times at the finishing line. ANNE MARIE TO GET 3,000 NORTHWEST 10K WALKERS AND RUNNERS OFF TO FLYING START was last modified: April 10th, 2012 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

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SUPERB LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT AT LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S

first_imgSister Sara’s continues to produce the goods every weekend, it’s innovative and active management have steadily provided top class entertainment that caters for all ages since taking over the popular venue a few months ago.That has resulted in Sister Sara’s being packed every weekend over the last few months, but management won’t rest on it’s laurels and they’ve produced another great line-up of entertainment.Ray Montana is in the live lounge on Friday night, while resident DJ will have you toe tapping to all your favourites on Saturday night. Between those two gigs, they’ll be live Premiership action on the large screens all weekend.Enjoy the matches and avail of the outstanding drink promotions on offer all weekend.So make sure you start your weekend at Letterkenny super-pub Sister Sara’s.SUPERB LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT AT LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

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