Ex-LISCR Defender Hails Coach Pello’s 6-0 Victory

first_imgFormer LISCR FC defender Richard Pratt, popularly known as ‘Onunu’ has congratulated Coach Robert Lartey for his 6-0 convincing win over Mighty Dragons on Saturday and has expressed satisfaction of the club’s new pattern of play, describing it as “Pello Plot.”Onunu said he is convinced that LISCR FC would again pull the highest number goals in this tournament as in the recent past league, and would also clinch the title.LISCR FC is currently second on the 1st Division log with four points and eight goals.Since 1995, LISCR FC has grabbed the 1st division championship twice, 2011 and 2012.Onunu said with the inclusion of Trokon Myers and Malachi Coker from BYC and Theo Nimely from Jubilee, who have quickly adapted to Coach Pello’s plot system.It may be recalled that Coach Pella has challenged LISCR to step up their defensive efforts as they looked to achieve their first home win record against Mighty Dragons last Saturday.The Coach warned his LISCR FC defenders of Mighty Dragons’ strength on counter-attack ahead of Saturday’s encounter at ATS.“In order for players to fit the system, every good team must have competition in order to succeed,” Coach Pello said.Ahead of the encounter against Dragons the LISCR manager hoped that featuring his three new signings would help his system.The three started with Malach at the right back, Trokon in the attacking force and Theo in the midfield.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Premier League Previews – Fixtures, team news and live commentary

first_img1 This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on Twitter @sportmagukChelsea v Manchester City; Saturday, January 31, Stamford Bridge, 5.30pm (Live on talkSPORT in the UK, and live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)With his only viable opponents on the ropes, and the chance to move eight points clear in the title race, Jose Mourinho has everything to gain by going for the jugular against Manchester City on Saturday. Especially with Manuel Pellegrini’s side now winless in three.That said, this will most likely be a tight game, with Chelsea looking to physically dominate the midfield. City could be lacking a bit of strength in the absence of Yaya Toure, who will (probably) still be away on international duty with the Ivory Coast, alongside new signing Wilfried Bony.Both sides suffered FA Cup trauma at the weekend, but Pellegrini will be the more concerned of the two managers. City have failed to score in two consecutive games for the first time in almost a year, and Sergio Aguero (pictured) has gone four games without a goal. Chelsea’s reserves might have capitulated against Bradford, but their first XI have had few problems this season.A tense 1-1 draw was the result when the teams met back in September, with an emotional Frank Lampard netting a late equaliser against his former club for 10-man City. His return to Stamford Bridge is likely to be even more emotionally charged – particularly if he makes another telling mark on the title race. We’re going to be turning the sound down on our TV whenever he gets the ball on the edge of the box, just in case Martin Tyler lets his excitement get the better of him.Hull City v Newcastle United; Saturday, January 31, KC Stadium, 12.45pm (Live on on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)John Carver is chasing a first win at Newcastle. Where better to go than Hull, who have one league win in four and have added James Chester and Alex Bruce to their injury list?Crystal Palace v Everton Saturday, January 31, Selhurst Park, 3pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Alan Pardew’s Selhurst revolution continues apace. We’re sure Roberto Martinez could think of better places to take an Everton side winless in six. James McCarthy’s return will be a boost for the visitors, however.Liverpool v West Ham United; Saturday, January 31, Anfield, 3pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)When these two met back in September, West Ham were 2-0 up after seven minutes. Liverpool could do with a better start, and Daniel Sturridge’s availability would help.Manchester United v Leicester City; Saturday, January 31, Old Trafford, 3pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)A 1-0 defeat to Stoke ended Leicester’s mini revival, so a trip to Old Trafford won’t be too welcome. Then again, they did beat United 5-3 back in September – one of only four wins this campaign. It’s been an odd season.Stoke City v QPR; Saturday, January 31, Britannia Stadium, 3pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)The Potters are on a decent run, with two defeats in their last eight. Bojan’s injury is a hammer blow, but the good news is QPR have lost every one of their 10 away games in the league this season. Every. Single. One.Sunderland v Burnley; Saturday, January 31, Stadium of Light, 3pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Holding on to Danny Ings has to be Burnley’s priority in this transfer window – he has three in three in the league. The Clarets will look to him against the side tied with them one point out of the relegation zone. Sunderland’s main man? Jermain ‘one goal in 19 Premier League games’ Defoe.West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur; Saturday, January 31, The Hawthorns, 3pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Tony Pulis’ side will be a tough nut to crack – they have conceded just one in three league games – but Tottenham are in decent nick. Keep an eye on Christian Eriksen: the Dane has four late winners to his name since November.Arsenal v Aston Villa; Sunday, February 1, Emirates Stadium, 1.30pm (Live on talkSPORT in the UK, and live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)Aston Villa have scored 11 goals in 22 league games this season. While Arsenal’s defence can normally be relied on to concede, their win over Man City showed a new resolve. Plus Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil are back. It all bodes well for the Gunners, then. What could possibly go wrong?Southampton v Swansea City; Sunday, February 1, St Mary’s, 4pm (Live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland)What slump? Southampton have 16 points from their past six games, and welcome a Swansea side winless in four and with an FA Cup capitulation against Blackburn to their name. Shane Long’s injury is a blow, but they should have enough to send the Swans home pointless. Chelsea v Manchester City is the pick of this weekend’s games last_img read more