BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer CBA repeats as county cross country champions BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer PHOTOS BY CHRIS KELLY staff Middletown South’s Jaime Liberti (above) and Raritan’s Joe Wittmer race to the finish at the Monmouth County Championships at Holmdel Park Saturday. In a race between two of the top five teams in the state, Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft defended its Monmouth County cross country championship Oct. 10. The Colts, ranked second in the state, outran No. 5 Red Bank Regional, 36-87. CBA used its superior depth to overcome RBR’s edge out front. The Bucs’ Joe Kingsbery unleashed a sizzling kick over the final 800 meters to beat Colts Neck frosh Craig Forys to the line, in 16:05, while his Red Bank teammates, defending champion Rob Dennis (16:30) and Stave Waite (16:31), were sixth and seventh to give the Bucs the lead after three runners. But then CBA’s depth kicked in. Will Melofchik ran a strong race for the Colts and finished third (16:17), with teammate Jake Zorski fourth (16:24). CBA then took charge with Pat Ryan (16:42) and Chris Horel (16:42) finishing seventh and eighth. CBA’s No. 5, Theo Shahenn, was 12th (16:59). CBA’s five-runner average was 16:36.8. The Colts are so deep that their sixth and seventh runners, Brett Fiorovanti (17:07) and Kevin Rogers (17:09), finished 15th and 16th. On Saturday at the Shore Conference Championships, also to be held at Holmdel, the Colts will not only go up against RBR again, but Ocean County winner Toms River North, ranked third in the state. The Mariners scored 21 points in winning their fifth straight Ocean title Friday at Ocean County Park, Lakewood. The Mariners’ Chris Pisano won the individual championship, posting a 15:32 on the flat and fast Ocean County Park course. No doubt, the Mariners will have last year’s one-point, 84-85, loss to CBA on their minds when they take the line on Saturday. Matawan’s one-two punch of Tom Walsh (16:46) and John Smith (16:55) ran 10th and 11th at the county championships. The Huskies were seventh (255). The Holmdel Hornets relied on their balance (they didn’t have anyone finish in the top 20) to finish fourth (193). The Hornets’ top runner was Adam Lampell, 26th overall (17:28). Raritan finished eighth (265), led by Joe Wittmer (17:19) and Matt Dahl (17:26), who were 22nd and 25th. The girls’ defending champion Middletown South finished sixth (154) behind first-time champion Howell (74). The Eagles’ Jamie Liberti raced with the leaders throughout the race and finished third (20:08) behind Ocean’s Erin Enderly (19:42) and Shore Regional’s Julie Ullmeyer (20:05). The Eagles’ Alex Beaver was ninth (20:42). Holmdel’s girls had the best local finish, third place (121). Sophomore Lisa Pacascia led the Hornets’ nest with an eighth place (20:32). The Hornets had all five runner finish in the top 33. Amanda Mahler (21:19) and Ashley Thompson (21:21), were 23rd and 25th for Mater Dei, which finished 11th (267).
By Julian LindenThey’re the best of friends and the worst of enemies and Australia and New Zealand wouldn’t want it any other way.Like a lot of neighbours, the two nations have a deep and enduring love-hate relationship, although what binds them is much stronger than what divides them.Both former British colonies, Australian and New Zealand soldiers have fought and died alongside each other at wars. If ever one suffers disaster, the other is always first to help, and they have a free trade agreement since 1983.But they are also great rivals. Like siblings who want to beat their brother or sister, the two Pacific nations are constantly bickering and trying to outdo each other.Nowhere is this more obvious than in sport. Because of their cultural ties, they play the same games, so every contest between the Antipodean states evokes strong national feelings.On Saturday, the two countries will face each other in the final of the Rugby World Cup. The two nations are already on tenterhooks, trading friendly insults in the build-up to the match, but the stakes could not be higher.For the winner, years of bragging rights will be assured, but it’s the fear of losing that is causing most palpitations on both sides of the Tasman Sea.“Anyone that is involved in rugby hates losing,” the Australian coach Michael Cheika said. “On Saturday there will be 46 pig-headed fellas out there trying to win.”Rugby is New Zealand’s game. Historically, the All Blacks are one of the most successful international teams in all sports. With a population of 4.5 million, New Zealand punches way above its weight in rugby, winning the inaugural World Cup in 1987 and the last in 2011.They play Australia more than any other country, often three times a year, and beat them more often than not. But the Wallabies have been a thorn in their side at World Cups, winning the tournament twice, in 1991 and 1999, and knocking the All Blacks out of the 2003 tournament.Their matches are often bitter. Australians still harbour ill-feelings over the career-ending injury New Zealand’s Colin Meads inflicted on Wallabies scrumhalf Ken Catchpole in 1968 while New Zealanders still blame Australia for being stripped as co-hosts of the 2003 World Cup.While Saturday’s clash will mark the first time the two countries have played each other in the Rugby World Cup final, the two countries have met in various other global finals, including the last three rugby league world cup finals and the last five netball world cup finals.Earlier this year, Australia and New Zealand met for the first time in the final of the Cricket World Cup, a tournament they co-hosted. But cricket is Australia’s game and the Aussies won easily, capturing their fifth title and leaving the Kiwis still chasing their first.Cricket remains a sore point between the two countries. Australia refused to even play New Zealand regularly until the early 1970s but the low point in their relationship was the 1981 ‘underarm’ incident, when Australia bowled the final ball of a close match along the ground to prevent New Zealand from having the chance of tying the game.It’s not just in sports either that Australia and New Zealand don’t see eye to eye, with debates still raging over the nationalities of the musical band Crowded House and Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe.And bizarrely, the two countries are still feuding over the origins of a sweet dessert.Named after a Russian ballerina, the Pavlova is a meringue-based cake served at Christmas in both countries. New Zealand claims it was invented by a Wellington chef to serve the world-famous dancer when she visited in 1926. Australians argue the recipe appeared in local magazines earlier than that.The only thing the two agree on is that it is delicious.
To put you in the right mood for the “Festival of Colours” which involves water and powder, the place to be the night before the holiday is the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall tamac for “Dang in Powder”.The event, which is hosted by Freedom Family alongside Corona Bar and Hairoun Beer, is expected to be epic with lots of water and powder to fete all night and into the morning of the national holiday.On site will be some of the most versatile deejays and selectors, including Gully Ras and Selector Diamond. The controversial Magnum will also be in the house. It will be a night of fun and excitement with the best music from all genres.One can expect soca, dancehall, and even a touch of chutney and reggae. Promoters promise a night of energy and vibes. Tickets in advance are $2000 each while those who wish to purchase tickets in groups of three can pay only $4500.For those who wish to experience the VIP vibes can pay $5000. Tickets are available at Grill Kings, August Beverage and Wacky Aracade.This is one carnival-like party you cannot miss.
Benitez has failed to win over many Chelsea supporters during his six month stint as interim manager but he will walk away have delivered the club into the group stage of next season’s Champions League as well as the Europa League trophy.Juan Mata put Chelsea on course for victory in the seventh minute and Torres secured the win that denied Arsenal the chance to move into third place after Steven Naismith had levelled for the visitors.Attention will now turn to who will succeed Benitez and Moyes a with Jose Mourinho strongly linked with a return to Chelsea while Phil Neville — the Everton captain due to leave the club this summer and who missed this clash through injury — the latest name to be touted as a possible successor to Moyes.Benitez admitted before this game his preference would be to remain in England — although he distanced himself from the vacancy at Goodison Park — but while the Spaniard’s future remains uncertain, his immediate priority was to ensure his six month spell at Chelsea ended in success.It was Chelsea’s 69th game of a gruelling season and three of Benitez’s side — Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Oscar — were making a club record 64th appearance of the campaign.There were few signs of fatigue though as they raced into a seventh minute lead when Mata capitalised on a mistake by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.The chance came as the home team broke quickly following a spell of Everton pressure, with Oscar releasing Demba Ba on the right hand side of Howard’s area.The Senegal forward produced a low shot that the keeper was unable to hold and Mata reacted first to slot home from close range.Guaranteed to finish in sixth, Everton had little to play for.But the desire to ensure Moyes’ lengthy reign did not end in defeat acted as a powerful motivator and the visitors quickly forced their way back into the match, drawing level seven minutes later.Naismith had been recalled in place of the injured Leon Osman and had already spurned a good opportunity when he skied an effort wide from Seamus Coleman’s cross.But the Scotland international made sure with his next chance, pouncing onto a loose ball after a moment of poor control by David Luiz before exchanging passes with Victor Anichebe and clipping the ball past Petr Cech for the equaliser.And Moyes’s side were desperately unlucky not to force their way ahead in the 18th minute when Darron Gibson’s long range shot rebounded off the post and against the back of Cech’s head before hitting the post again and finally bouncing away to safety.Chelsea repeatedly threatened but the better chances continued to fall for Everton with Kevin Mirallas spurning a great chance when he tamely directed a close range volley straight at Cech.The game was wide open with neither side showing any sign of producing a cagey end to the campaign.But it was also turning into an encounter marked by glaring misses with Frank Lampard — presented before the game with a goal boot to mark his feat in becoming the club’s record goalscorer — uncharacteristically failing to find the target after being set up by a Ba flick immediately before half time.And the pattern continued after the break with Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic denied before Everton substitute Nikica Jelavic somehow steering Leighton Baines’ low cross wide of the far post.It was left to Spain forward Torres to provide the decisive blow when he finished from close range after Victor Moses had chested Oscar’s right wing cross into the Spaniard’s path.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 19 – Fernando Torres ensured Rafael Benitez’s troubled reign at Chelsea ended with a third place finish, striking a 76th-minute winner to secure a 2-1 over Everton at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.But while Benitez could reflect on a successful end to his six-month spell at interim manager, Everton’s David Moyes experienced defeat in his final game in charge of the Merseyside club before leaving to succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Denis Bouanga then hit the post in the fourth minute of added time as they were held to a third consecutive draw in Group A, their hopes of winning the trophy for the first time on home soil ended in agonising fashion.After a build-up to the competition marred by the withdrawals of key players, Cameroon go through as runners-up behind Burkina Faso and can look forward to a quarter-final against Senegal in Franceville next Saturday.Burkina Faso, the runners-up in 2013, won the section after a 2-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau in Franceville.Gabon, meanwhile, become just the fourth Cup of Nations hosts in 33 tournaments to be knocked out in the group stage.The last side to suffer such an indignity was Tunisia in 1994.Aubameyang had scored in each of the Panthers’ opening games but they could only draw 1-1 against both tournament debutants Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso.However, the Borussia Dortmund striker was guilty of a glaring miss in the fourth minute, somehow putting the ball wide at the back post with the goal gaping after an inviting Bouanga cross.Bouanga was the main threat for Jose Antonio Camacho’s side, and his overhit free-kick midway through the first half forced Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa to back-track quickly and tip the ball over the bar and he crashed painfully into his own post in the process.Sensing the chance to stick the knife into their central African neighbours, Cameroon had chances at the start of the second period, with Ambroise Oyongo coming close after Benjamin Moukandjo had teed him up from a free-kick.Sebastien Siani, who netted in the Indomitable Lions’ win against Guinea-Bissau, also fired wide following good work by Christian Bassogog.Meanwhile, the best Gabon could muster in the second half was another Bouanga set-piece that again nearly dropped under the crossbar and required some alert goalkeeping from Ondoa.Time was almost up when Bouanga’s low shot beat Ondoa but came back off the post, the goalkeeper then making a superb reaction save to keep out the follow-up from Didier Ndong.The Gabon players slumped to the turf at the end while Cameroon celebrated along with their sizeable support in the Libreville crowd.-Burkina Faso top table and dodge Senegal-Guinea-Bissau’s defender Juary Soares (R) challenges Burkina Faso’s midfielder Abdou Razack Traore during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group A football match between Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso in Franceville on January 22, 2017. KHALED DESOUKI / AFPIn the other group fixture, Burkina Faso struck early in each half to defeat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 Sunday, win Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations and dodge title favourites Senegal in the quarter-finals.A Rudinilson Silva own-goal on 11 minutes gave the Burkinabe a lead in southeastern city Franceville that Bertrand Traore doubled 12 minutes into the second half.Burkina Faso and Cameroon finished with five points each and the former topped the table on goal difference. Gabon came third with three points and Guinea-Bissau last with one.The Burkinabe Stallions return to the Gabonese capital, Libreville, for a last-eight showdown with the Group B runners-up, probably Tunisia, next weekend.Knowing a win would assure them of only a third knockout appearance in 10 attempts, the, Burkinabe attacked from the kick-off against surprise qualifiers Guinea-Bissau.A defensive mix-up led to Silva conceding an own-goal and after Traore netted, Guinea-Bissau heads visibly dropped.Burkina Faso finished fourth as hosts in 1998 and second behind Nigeria in South Africa four years ago.They suffered two injury blows during the group stage with attackers Jonathan Pitroipa and Jonathan Zongo ruled out of the tournament.If Tunisia do finish runners-up in Group B, they will set up a repeat of a 1998 quarter-final won by hosts Burkina Faso on penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trudges off after they crashed out of the 2017 African Cup of Nations. PHOTO/AFPLIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan 23- Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon crashed out of the competition in the group stage on Sunday after a goalless draw with Cameroon, who advance to the last eight.Gabon were left to regret an inability to convert their chances at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, including one spectacular early miss from star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Province says that the panel will be comparable to existing bodies such as the Electoral Boundaries Commission. The following elements would be included:Selection to the expert panel must be unanimously approved by the legislatureThe independent panel will make recommendations every eight years after reviewing submissions from political parties, MLAs and the public as well as reviewing reforms and procedures in other jurisdictionsCurrent proposed legislation in B.C. as well as other reforms proposed by the federal government would be included in the reviewThe current financing system in B.C. has been in place since 1996. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Government of B.C. announced today that they will introduce legislation that will make the electoral financing system among the most transparent in Canada.“Amendments to the Election Act tabled today will introduce real-time reporting of contributions and include new rules for how fundraising events and political contributions are reported so that the public can see who is donating to any political party.”Key points that the government is introducing are:Lowering the threshold for reporting political contributions from a single contributor to $100 (currently it is $250)Reporting contributions to major political parties, candidates and constituency associations within 14 days of their deposit, including the nature of the contribution (whether it is a donation, a ticketed event or a sponsorship)Fundraising functions must be posted on the political party’s website within five days of the eventA penalty of $10,000 for failing to publish fundraising information as requiredThe chief electoral officer will also be able to publish disclosure reports and other financing reports online.“We intend to strengthen transparency, which is a core principle of our system,” said Premier Christy Clark. “Equally important is that taxpayers should not have to subsidize political parties – and those are the principles that will guide us as we take new steps to make sure our electoral financing system evolves reflecting the values of British Columbians into the future.”- Advertisement -Premier Christy Clark has also announced that they will be adding an Independent Panel. They will be in charge of regularly reviewing B.C.’s electoral financing system and making recommendations for reform to the legislature.Advertisement
So the City Section baseball semifinals are this afternoon and wouldn’t you know, Kennedy of Granada Hills is still alive. For some reason, even when they’re the defending City champions, the Golden Cougars seem to sneak up on people this time of year. Rarely will you see the term powerhouse and Kennedy in the same sentence. The Golden Cougars usually earn descriptions like scrappy or overachievers. When they win titles, it’s a huge upset. But if they keep making deep playoff runs every year, and they keep winning City titles – last year’s title being their seventh overall and fourth since 1995 – at what point do you start rethinking your choice of words? “We don’t really care about what people think of us,” junior shortstop Chris Ornelas said. “That stuff doesn’t matter to us. We’re here to play, not to look good.” He’s not just saying that either. Usually, a coach will use a perceived lack of respect from outsiders as a motivator for his team. The old chip-on-the-shoulder, prove-everybody-wrong bit. But that’s just not coach Manny Alvarado’s style. “You’ve just got to make them believe,” he said. “This year, San Fernando was supposed to be the team to beat in the league, so you’ve got to make them believe they can take a game or two. “Now, you’ve got to convince them they can win a couple of playoff games, and if you do that, you get them to believe they can win another.” For Alvarado, only two things matter: his team and the game of baseball. He’s not focused on keeping up with what other programs are doing, he’s not focused on headlines or awards. If you want flashy media guides and top-notch facilities, Kennedy is not the school for you. The only adornment made to the field after last year’s City title is the wood championship banner Alvarado hand-painted himself in his garage and hung next to the other six championship banners on the right-field fence. The scoreboard along the first-base line looks older than ever. But who cares about that stuff. The way Alvarado sees it, the game is still the game. Play it hard, respect it and it will reward you. To Alvarado, it’s as important to respect Joe DiMaggio as it is to respect Alex Rodriguez. You don’t know who Sandy Koufax is and you can forget about playing for Coach Alvarado. “It’s just about respecting the game,” senior catcher Mike Sanchez said. “That’s why he tells us about all those guys.” It’s hard to picture a bunch of teenagers getting all excited about learning about Mel Ott or Mickey Mantle, but you can tell Alvarado’s old-school approach sits well with this group. While we were talking, five or six players walked by, stopped Alvarado and shook his hand. There was no pretense to it, no chuckles as they walked away. “It’s a respect thing,” Ornelas said. Respect. You hear that word a lot nowadays. It’s thrown about all over the place, but so rarely earned. Kennedy should get a lot more of it. Based on its accomplishments, it has every reason to demand it, or even whine about it. But that word has a different meaning in this corner of the Valley. Here, it means respecting the game, your opponent, your coach and your teammates. When you really master that, it doesn’t seem to matter all that much if it comes back to you. “Last year, Chatsworth was a great team. We had a lot of respect for them,” senior pitcher David Quezada said. “But we don’t play against names, we just play against whoever’s wearing the other jersey.” ramona.shelburne@ dailynews.com (818) 713-3617160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“We did everything we could; we did mailers, we walked door to door, we had endorsements of support” from various community groups, he said. “We got a good turnout of ballots, but it wasn’t enough.” The temple project has already been approved by the county and will go on regardless, Lewis said. The signal was suggested by Rowland Heights community members as a safety improvement, he said. Two senior groups who meet at Pathfinder Park and the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council supported the land sale, agreeing that a traffic light would improve a dangerous traffic situation on Pathfinder Road. The county had agreed to fund the signal, and the temple was to contribute $25,000. “It’s too bad,” said Ted Ebenkamp of the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council. “It would have been a win-win situation. The light is really needed now, and it would have been good for \ too.” Cars now will exit and enter the temple from Fullerton Road. The coordinating council may push for a median on Fullerton to prevent people from turning left from the temple despite fast traffic and curving roads, Ebenkamp said. Efforts to reach Michael Lee, who heads the Vantage Pointe Homeowner’s Association, were unsuccessful. Several residents walking around the Vantage Pointe community earlier this week said they had not heard of the issue or didn’t know much about it. Ebenkamp said most residents were probably not well-enough informed on the issue when they voted. One Vantage Pointe board member said he was concerned the temple would buy the land and build something other than a driveway on it. The land is undevelopable – it is narrow and steep – and Vantage Pointe is responsible for maintaining it, Ebenkamp said. In addition, he said, Southern California Edison has an easement and electrical lines running along its length. The temple had offered $200,000 for it. “They offered them 20 times what it was worth,” Ebenkamp said. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROWLAND HEIGHTS – A plan to install a traffic signal to make it safer to drive in and out of Pathfinder Park and a planned Buddhist temple has been given the red light by neighbors. Yuan Yung Buddhist Center’s plans for a driveway with a traffic signal on Pathfinder Road east of Fullerton hinged on the purchase of a 4-acre strip of land from the Vantage Pointe community. But a vote last week by Vantage Pointe Homeowners Association members fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to approve the land sale, said Mike Lewis, a consultant to the temple. Fewer than half of the 700 residents voted, Lewis said.
3 3 Unai Emery’s Arsenal take on Man United in the FA Cup this evening LOOKING GOOD Latest FA Cup News on target Arsenal vs Man United: How to followThe FA Cup clash will be live on talkSPORT tonight with our coverage beginning at 7pm.We’ll have all the build-up, coverage and analysis plus special guests and you can find out more by clicking here. Chelsea unveil stunning retro kit to mark 50 years since first FA Cup triumph Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 3 Arsenal star Mesut Ozil could face Man United tonight The FA Cup fourth round kicks off with a huge clash at the Emirates tonight between old rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.United were runners-up last season, losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the final, and face a tough task to go further in this term’s tournament. Arsenal vs Man United line-upsArsenal: Cech, Maitland-Niles, Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Torreira, Ramsey, Xhaka, Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang.Subs: Elneny, Ozil, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Leno, Mustafi, Guendouzi.Man United: Romero, Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Ander Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.Subs: Jones, Mata, Rashford, Martial, Grant, Fred, Dalot.Referee: Craig Pawson Arsenal vs Man United team newsHector Bellerin will miss tonight’s clash after the Spanish full-back was ruled out for up to nine months with a knee injury.Former United pair Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck both remain out with ankle problems while Rob Holding is also a long-term absentee.For United, Alexis Sanchez starts against his former club but David De Gea is rested.Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini remain sidelined and Chris Smalling is not risked having only just overcoming a foot complaint. Man United star Alexis Sanchez is set to face his old club Arsenal Arsenal have claimed glory in the historic cup in three of the last five campaigns and Unai Emery would love to secure some silverware in his first year in charge.United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won the FA Cup twice as a Red Devils player and is now looking to do so as a manager.
He spent a year in the joint role with the Thai club, and is now due to become a full-time coach for the first time as Brisbane Roar have chosen the 44-year-old as their new manager.The Sydney Morning Herald claim Fowler will be unveiled as the Roar’s boss on Tuesday, ahead of their final match of the A-League season against Adelaide United.Fowler will begin work at the start of the new season, with Darren Davies, Brisbane’s caretaker manager, overseeing the final game of this campaign. no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker LIVE ON talkSPORT 1 shining Aston Villa vs Millwall (Monday, 1pm) – talkSPORT 2Hull vs Sheffield United (Monday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Brentford vs Leeds United (Monday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORTTottenham vs Brighton (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTLuton vs AFC Wimbledon (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Ipswich (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs Blackburn (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry vs Shrewsbury (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 huge blow talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… His lengthy club career began at Liverpool – where he remains a club icon – with Fowler returning to Anfield in 2006 after time with Leeds United and Manchester City.He also played for Cardiff and Blackburn before leaving English football for good in 2009 to test himself in Australia. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED tense Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Davies is expected to remain on Brisbane’s coaching staff under Fowler, likely as an assistant coach.Fowler’s appointment ends Brisbane’s four-month search for a permanent successor to John Aloisi, who resigned as manager last December after just one win in the previous nine matches.Fowler is no stranger to the A-League.The former England international spent two seasons playing in Australia’s top division, representing North Queensland Fury in 2009/10 before joining Perth Glory for the following campaign. REPLY Getty Robbie Fowler is set to take on his first full-time coaching role with the Liverpool legend to be appointed Brisbane Roar manager.Fowler, known as ‘God’ to the Anfield faithful, has been out of the game since 2012, when he retired as a player and left his role as player-manager of Muangthong United. BEST OF REVEALED Anfield legend Fowler scored 183 goals for Liverpool Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won