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You won’t believe these pictures! 10 footballers when they were kids

first_imgMost top level footballers show their talent with a ball at a very early age, but can you recognise the man from the precocious youngster?Take a look at the gallery above for some fantastic photos of famous footballers when they were kids… and click the arrows to reveal who they are! No.9: This young lad would go on to be one of the greatest players to ever kick a ball 20 20 It’s Manchester United’s Robin van Persie – Click the arrow above, right, to see nine more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! No.1: The serious look on this kid’s face demonstrates the hard working attitude that has made him one of the Premier League’s best attackers No.4: Ear we go! Who’s this lad? 20 No.7: This boy went on to become one of the toughest players around It’s Lionel Messi! Click the arrow above, right, to see eight more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! 20 20 20 20 20 It’s Jack Wilshere! Click the arrow above, right, to see five more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! It’s John Terry! Click the arrow above, right, to see six more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! 20 No.3: Would you believe this youngster went on to become one of the great midfielders of his generation? 20 It’s Oscar! Click the arrow above, right, to see one more brilliant pictures of a footballer when they he was a kid It’s Gareth Bale! Click the arrow above, right, to see nine more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! 20 20 It’s David Luiz! Click the arrow above, right, to see four more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! It’s Wayne Rooney! Click the arrow above, right, to see seven more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! No.5: You won’t believe how this chap changed as he grew… mostly his hair 20 20 No.8: This cheeky scamp was scoring brilliant Premier League goals by the time he was 16 20 20 It’s Alexis Sanchez! No.6: He’s wearing a West Ham shirt, but this future star is more famous for representing a different London club No.2: This tot has become one of the most skilful players in the Premier League 20 No.10: The little boy inside this young chap told him to play for one of English football’s biggest clubs. Who is he and where did he end up? Click the arrow above, right, to find out! 20 It’s Frank Lampard! Click the arrow above, right, to see two more brilliant pictures of footballers when they were kids… and see if you can guess who they are! 20 20last_img read more

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CONFIRMED: Liverpool allow £20m midfielder to leave on loan

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic has joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal, it has been confirmed.The Serbian star joined the Reds last year but failed to make the expected impact after his £20million switch from Benfica.Now, as Brendan Rodgers looks to clear out the deadwood, Markovic will team up with ex-Manchester United stars Nani and Robin van Persie in Turkey.His exit follows Mario Balotelli’s return to AC Milan, which was also a season-long loan deal. 1 Lazar Markovic last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Wild Sunday will explore the world of animals, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Junior Olympic Skills Competition in soccer and basketball for boys and girls ages 8-13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call i9 Sports at (661) 294-9949. Pet Adoption event will offer cats and dogs available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petsmart, 24965 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Fiction Light Book Group will discuss “The Good Grief” by Lolly Winston, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Mystery Readers Book Club will discuss “The Sunday Philosophy Club” by Alexander McCall Smith, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Travel Book Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Free health lecture on weight loss, 9 a.m. in the Community Room at Westfield Valencia Town Center mall, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Theater workshop auditions for home-schooled children, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Workshop for nonprofits, titled “Essential Tools for Executive Directors,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SCV Resource Center located in the Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (661) 250-3720. Free health lecture will discuss advances in cardiology, 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Movie Day will feature “A Little Princess,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Feng Shui workshop, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) will meet to share their creative works, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Santa Clarita chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet, 6:30 p.m. in Room 603 at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Pamela Willars at (661) 291-1528. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY AARP driver safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Cat in the Hat story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AARP driver safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Backyardigans story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Dedication event for “Our Lady of Lourdes Garden for the Catholic Faithful,” 11:30 a.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, Newhall. Call (661) 259-0800. Novel Acts will present a scene from the book “Bang! A Love Story,” on DVD, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Local Authors Day will feature local authors sharing their works, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. last_img read more

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Chelsea have ‘no weaknesses’, says Wolves boss Lambert ahead of FA Cup encounter

first_img Wolves boss Paul Lambert is preparing for the visit of Chelsea Wolves boss Paul Lambert believes Premier League leaders Chelsea have ‘no weaknesses’ ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash at Molineux.Lambert’s team have already disposed of Stoke and Liverpool in this season’s competition but face their toughest task to date on Saturday evening when Antonio Conte’s side come to town.Stoke rested some players against Wolves while Liverpool played several youngsters, but the talent at Conte’s disposal is on a different level in comparison.Chelsea are eight points clear at the top of the table and have been defeated only once since October, while Wolves are 18th in the Championship and have lost their last three league matches.Lambert fails to see a weakness in the Chelsea side, even if Conte does not field his first choice line-up.“Usually I’d say the expectation is on us because we are at home, but the onus and expectancy is on Chelsea because of who they are and the resources they have got,” said Lambert, who won the Scottish Cup four times as a player.“You look at their players and everyone is an international, everyone on their bench is an international.“It’s not as if they are young and they don’t play. If Pedro doesn’t play then Willian comes in, or Cesc Fabregas can come in. They have got no weaknesses at all.”It is clear the size of the task facing Wolves is not lost on Lambert but he hopes his team can spring another surprise, as they did at the bet365 Stadium and at Anfield.Burnley were praised last weekend for the way they contained Chelsea to earn a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor but the Scot insists he will not be copying the approach of Clarets counterpart Sean Dyche.“We will need to punch above our weight and stay in the game as long as we can,” said Lambert.“We will have to do what we are good at and not get drawn into playing Chelsea’s way. We will have to find a way of taking them out of their comfort zone, as we did at Liverpool.“What Burnley did was excellent but I saw the possession stats were incredibly high in Chelsea’s favour, which you would expect. Burnley are ahead of us in league terms and Sean has done a great job there but I would be uncomfortable with teams having a lot of the ball.“I’m not so sure, so I’m not going to play the same way that Burnley did. That’s taking nothing away from Burnley because they got a brilliant result but when you sit and wait for a team to come at you you’ve got to hope they have an off-day and don’t fire at all levels.” 1last_img read more

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Courthouse now technology hub for many schools

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A new sign installed Thursday identifies the former Palmdale Courthouse building as the Palmdale Institute of Technology. The building, which is owned by the city, is leased by the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals and by the the AERO Institute, a nonprofit educational institution created by Palmdale, the California Space Grant Consortium and the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s Office of Academic Investment. The institute provides space for aerospace engineering and design classes sponsored by universities including Purdue; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; University of Southern California; University of California, San Diego; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Lockheed Martin joined as an industry partner to support the development of advanced technology labs for the study of nanotechnology applications for aerospace materials. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.In the future, institute officials expect to grant a “cafeteria-style” degree using courses from colleges and universities around the country.last_img read more