Two wins and a third for Carter

first_img3rd Jimmy Carr (16) 31ptsNear Pins: Les Hall (2)It made a refreshing change to play a round of golf under blue sunny skies with no threat of rain as has been the case in the past two weeks. The course was in very good condition despite recent rain with only a few places that were wet. The greens had recently been cored and sanded but still were pretty good to putt on. A nice cooling breeze was ever present and made conditions comfortable but also added to the difficulty of the course.Support Pattaya Mail – Click HereScoring is always difficult on this challenging course and today was no different to previous visits. The winner on the day with thirty-four points was Neil Carter followed by Michael Brett in second on thirty-three points. Both missed opportunities to post better scores. Third went to Jimmy Carr on thirty-one points. Les Hall won the only two near pins taken and thereby scooped the pool with all four.A salutary lesson was learned by Les Cobban on the way to the course when he was relieved of one thousand baht for not wearing his seatbelt in the back seat of Gerry’s car. It’s a timely reminder to all residents and visitors in the coming months to obey the laws of the Kingdom and save some cash in the process.Wednesday, Oct. 18, Greenwood – Stableford1st Neil Carter (13) 32pts2nd Michael Brett (16) 30pts3rd Takeshi Hakozaki 30ptsNear Pins: Gerry Cooney, Geoff Cox.Two games in a row under bright sunny skies is a trend that could catch on. Conditions were perfect for golf with the course in excellent condition and only a slight breeze blowing. We were allocated A and B nines and for some reason that only he himself knows the marshal started us on the B nine following a very slow group that had just finished the A nine so the inevitable happened, we were held up on every hole for the first nine, thereafter we were able to play at a good pace and finished in just four hours.Despite the good conditions scoring was of a low standard with nobody rising to the challenge. For consecutive games, Neil Carter took first place with a score of thirty-two points followed by Michael Brett on thirty, beating Takeshi Hakozaki on countback into third. Only two near pins were won by Gerry Cooney and Geoff CoxFriday, Oct. 20, Bangpakong – Stableford1st Michael Brett (16) 68 net2nd Les Cobban (7) 70 net3rd Neil Carter (13) 70 net4th Jimmy Carr (16) 70 netNear Pins: Les Cobban (hole in one), Neil Carter, Les Hall, Michael Brett.The second medal round of the month was played at the Bangprakong Riverside Course. This is a course not like by some as its “too easy” and appreciated very much by others. The layout may not be to everyone’s liking but it’s hard to fault the presentation of the course, always excellent fairways and greens that run true. Conditions were perfect today with blue skies and no rain in sight.Enjoying a rich vein of form lately Les Cobban threatened to tear the course apart with a hole in one and a forty foot putt for par on the front nine, however, even that was only good enough for second place with a net seventy beating both Neil Carter and Jimmy Carr on count back.The winner on the day was Michael Brett with a net sixty-eight despite a serious stutter on the back nine. It was looking like yet another fade out but he managed to get it all back together on the closing holes, a nice change from past efforts.Near pins were shared by Les Cobban, Les Hall, Neil Carter and Michael Brett. The race for “Golfer of the Month” is delicately poised with Neil Carter showing great desire to go back to back. The Bunker Boys Golf SocietyMonday, Oct. 16, Eastern Star – Stableford1st Neil Carter (13) 34pts2nd Michael Brett (16) 33ptslast_img read more

2015 Hall of Fame class announced, includes Jerome Bettis and the late Junior Seau

first_imgFormer Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, left, is consoled by former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown, right, as Bettis talks about his parents as the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015 is introduced Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group.“I wish,” 25-year-old Tyler Seau said later, “he was here in person with us.”A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau, who committed suicide at age 43 in 2012, was the only first-time eligible candidate in the Hall’s class of 2015. Also getting in Saturday, a day before the Super Bowl, were modern-day players Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields, contributors Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, and senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.Bettis was a burly running back nicknamed The Bus who began a 13-season career by earning Rookie of the Year honors for the Rams. He capped it by winning the 2006 Super Bowl with the Steelers in a game played in his hometown of Detroit.His 13,662 yards rushing rank fifth in history.“To think a little fat kid who had never played football until high school,” Bettis said, “to think I can ascend to this level, this is something I never thought of, never dreamed of.”When Brown retired after the 2004 season, he ranked No. 2 in NFL history with 14,934 yards receiving, No. 3 with 1,094 catches, and No. 3 with 100 touchdown catches. This was his sixth year of eligibility.“You know you have to wait your turn,” the 1987 Heisman Trophy winner said. “I came in this year hoping for better things.”Haley, a defensive end and linebacker, needed to wait 11 years to get in after becoming the first player in NFL history to play on five Super Bowl-winning teams. He called the late 49ers coach Bill Walsh “a father figure to me.”Shields was a guard for Kansas City from 1993-2006, never missing a game in his 14 seasons. He was a first-team All-Pro three times, a second-team All-Pro four times, and was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.Polian and Wolf were general managers who built Super Bowl champions. Tingelhoff retired in 1978 after starting all 240 games of his career as the center for the Minnesota Vikings.“It’s hard when you come into a group of men that have done what they’ve done, at their caliber, and they’re sharing stories and memories that they had together and playing against each other,” Tyler Seau said. “It makes you emotional.”Researchers who studied Junior Seau’s brain said it showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease connected to repeated head injuries, including concussions.His death, less than 2 1/2 years after the end of his playing career, resonated among players in the league, raising worry about the physical and emotional toll the sport takes.Junior Seau played in the NFL for 20 seasons, the first 13 with the San Diego Chargers, followed by three with Miami and four with New England. He was Defensive Player of the Year for San Diego in 1992, made six All-Pro teams, and was a member of the league’s All-Decade team of the 1990s.“He never really needed an award to solidify how good he was. This kind of stuff was more for his family, for his mom, his dad, his brothers. Just to make them proud, make his family proud,” Tyler Seau said. “For him, he knew what work he put in. So he knew where he was and where he stood amongst these men. And he’s rightfully in.”Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this week he “loved” having Seau on his roster.“I can’t imagine having a Professional Football Hall of Fame without Junior Seau in it,” said Belichick, whose team plays the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl.“I’d say the one word that comes to me when I think about Junior and football is ‘passion.’”Five nominees were eliminated in Saturday’s final vote: Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner. Earlier in the day, the 46 members on the selection committee reduced the list of 15 modern-day finalists by cutting players Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis and John Lynch, and coaches Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson.A candidate needs 80 percent of the vote to get in.The induction ceremony is in August at Canton, Ohio.___AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi contributed to this story.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women’s team

first_imgIn this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) In this March 29, 2016, file photo, United States’ Hilary Knight celebrates after scoring against Finland goaltender Meeri Raisanen during a women’s world hockey championships game in Kamloops, British Columbia.  (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey’s executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women’s national team.Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David Ogrean to resolve the matter and ensure the team receives “equitable resources.” They cited the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.USA Hockey’s board of directors meets Monday, and players said Sunday night they hope there’s a deal.The senators joined a chorus of support that also includes unions representing players from the NHL, NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. Those organizations said over the weekend they stood with the women’s team and criticized USA Hockey for attempting to find replacement players. In this March 29, 2016, file photo, United States’ Hilary Knight celebrates after scoring against Finland goaltender Meeri Raisanen during a women’s world hockey championships game in Kamloops, British Columbia.  (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)center_img The U.S. is the defending champion at the International Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, which begins Friday in Plymouth, Michigan.In negotiations over the past 15 months, players have asked for a four-year contract that pays them outside the six-month Olympic period. The senators’ letter notes the $6,000 that players earn around the Olympics and USA Hockey’s $3.5 million annual spending on the men’s national team development program and other discrepancies.“These elite athletes indeed deserve fairness and respect, and we hope you will be a leader on this issue as women continue to push for equality in athletics,” the senators wrote.In a statement Sunday night, players said they hoped USA Hockey would approve terms discussed during a meeting last week. They said the agreement has the “potential to be a game changer for everyone.”The letter was signed by: Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Patty Murray of Washington, Dianne Feinstein of California, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Thomas Carper of Delaware, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.___Follow Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno .,WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey’s executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women’s national team.Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David Ogrean to resolve the matter and ensure the team receives “equitable resources.” They cited the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.USA Hockey’s board of directors meets Monday, and players said Sunday night they hope there’s a deal.The senators joined a chorus of support that also includes unions representing players from the NHL, NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. Those organizations said over the weekend they stood with the women’s team and criticized USA Hockey for attempting to find replacement players. The U.S. is the defending champion at the International Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, which begins Friday in Plymouth, Michigan.In negotiations over the past 15 months, players have asked for a four-year contract that pays them outside the six-month Olympic period. The senators’ letter notes the $6,000 that players earn around the Olympics and USA Hockey’s $3.5 million annual spending on the men’s national team development program and other discrepancies.“These elite athletes indeed deserve fairness and respect, and we hope you will be a leader on this issue as women continue to push for equality in athletics,” the senators wrote.In a statement Sunday night, players said they hoped USA Hockey would approve terms discussed during a meeting last week. They said the agreement has the “potential to be a game changer for everyone.”The letter was signed by: Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Patty Murray of Washington, Dianne Feinstein of California, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Thomas Carper of Delaware, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.___Follow Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno .last_img read more

Eden Hazard starts flirting with Real Madrid again as January transfer window approaches

first_imgAdvertisement 19apgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg61prWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5mjpvj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) icsqWould you ever consider trying this?😱c67ao5sCan your students do this? 🌚lnoRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s contract runs out come 2020 and the Belgian international is worried about having unfinished business with football at the end of his career. Hazard feels he would soon need to take a decision on his future. Manager Maurizio Sarri admitted the club were developing talks with the forward every week and a offer is on the table.Advertisement “There was a bit of talk [with Chelsea] but then it stopped, now we’re waiting,” Hazard told RMC.Advertisement “You know me, I’ve always loved Real Madrid, even before Zidane. We’ll see what happens,” Hazard continued.“Like I said, I’m finishing this year with Chelsea. I still have a year of contract. After this year, we’ll see.”Advertisement Hazard has starred this season with eight goals in all competitions for Chelsea, who are in the title race in the 4th position in the table currently.“The new coach [Sarri] thinks about football like I do, so we’ll see,” Hazard added.“The family is in London, I am going to be 28 years old. I don’t want to have any regrets at the end of my career.“It is a decision I am going to make. I don’t know when, but I’ll take it.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Tyson’s grand dream

first_imgBy Brad KingsburyImmediately afterwards emotions range from exhilaration and excitement for those included, to the utter despair of the unlucky…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Middletown United has lived up to its name

first_imgThe Middletown United girls U11 soccer team is busily preparing for its second fall campaign in the Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association, and coach Joe Dodi has high hopes for his team. Dodi said that his team was formed just over a year ago with a group of Middletown residents and two players from nearby Rumson. This fall, the United will play a 10-game schedule and also compete in tournaments in both Jackson and Hazlet. Middletown competed in the league’s National Four division a year ago and compiled a 3-5-2 mark. The team posted a 3-5 record in the spring, playing the National Five division, but Dodi said the team’s emphasis on skill development is beginning to pay off. “While we do play to win, we try and show the girls that it’s not all about winning and losing,” Dodi said. “We work hard to make it fun for the girls and we really concentrate on developing their individual skills. We don’t just want them to kick the ball; we want them to think about what they’re doing and make a play. We concentrate on ball possession.” The coach noted that former Middletown South and Rutgers standout Tara Froelich serves as the team’s full-time trainer – regularly running skill drills and working on basic skills. “Tara’s a good role model for the girls,” Dodi said. “She relates well with the girls because Tara was in their shoes and she’s an excellent teacher.” The United took their name after the famed Manchester United team in the English Premier League – even though Dodi, who grew up playing soccer in Ghana, roots for Chelsea. “United is a key word for us because that’s what we expect from the girls, after all they’re all in this together, and we want them to work with each other,” Dodi said. The United roster includes Alex Barriero, Madison Curtis and Alexa Colavito; three versatile athletes who can play just about any position on the field. Other members of the team include Rachel Caballero, Madeline DeFelice, Tori DeSpirito, Emma Dodi, Taylor Drever, Sara Fallon, Amanda Fogarty, Lindsay McKean, Brianna Pruden and Logan Ryan. Coach Dodi, who is assisted by Michael Fallon, stressed that all of the United’s players can play at least two positions. “We want them to know the game from different positions,” the coach said. “Our goal is to keep possession of the ball, and the girls are doing that and they’re having fun. They’re also learning to work together and they never give up. The wins will come.” – Warren Rappleyealast_img read more

G’port, NLEX win under new coaches

first_imgNLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. PBA IMAGESGlobalPort made a lot of noise  during the off-season wheeling and dealing.  Last night, it made an even louder statement worthy of its buildup right in its debut in the PBA Philippine Cup.The Batang Pier flaunted their potential and manhandled the Mahindra Floodbusters, 97-75, showing vast improvements in play and depth in rotation to post the first blowout in the season-opening conference at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Terrence Romeo almost outscored the Floodbusters in the first quarter, 8-9, and jumpstarted the Batang Pier offense that dictated the rout.GlobalPort completed its  buildup by naming Franz Pumaren as head coach after the multititled UAAP champion ended his stint with Adamson in a Final Four loss to La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We’re still groping for form,” Pumaren said. “This is an entirely new team.  There’s still a long way to go for us.”In the nightcap, Yeng Guiao began his career at NLEX with a 99-97 overtime win over Alaska. EDITORS’ PICK We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Romeo finished with 29 points with highly-touted new acquisitions JR Quiñahan and KG Canaleta shooting a combined 19.GlobalPort team manager Erick Arejola thanked Adamson for releasing Pumaren, who reportedly has a contract until 2019 to handle the Falcons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes ‘Bad Boy’ stakes Philippine title As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View commentslast_img read more

Flying V stays undefeated at 5-0

first_imgSEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Pacquiao: I won by 4-5 rounds Rian Ayonayon went for 28 points and nine rebounds for the skidding Racal Motors (2-3), which has now lost its last three games.Gwynne Capacio, Jamil Ortuoste, and Mac Tallo all had 10 in the defeat.The scores:FLYING V 94 – Banal 17, Torres 17, Dionisio 13, Teng 11, Cañada 11, Thiele 10, Salamat 8, Tampus 4, Webb 3, Ongteco 0, Colina 0.RACAL MOTORS 86 – Ayonayon 28, Capacio 10, Ortuoste 10, Tallo 10, Gomez 9, Pontejos 9, Grimaldo 6, Apreku 2, Faundo 2, Mangahas 0, Dela Cruz 0, Cortes 0, Lozada 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 25-28, 46-44, 67-64, 94-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LSU title parade draws massive crowds Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte PBA IMAGESFlying V leaned on its supporting cast and escaped with a 94-86 triumph over Racal Motors to stay unbeaten through five games in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Jeron Teng misfiring from the field, coach Eric Altamirano drew significant contributions from Gab Banal and Aris Dionisio down the stretch as the Thunder recovered just in time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “Our first group struggled today, but it’s a good thing that our second group stepped up,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “We made some stops at the end, but the problem is still the same, we’re very inconsistent.”Banal carried Flying V with 17 points, 11 coming in the payoff period, on 3-of-6 shooting from threes, on top of six rebounds and two steals, while Dionisio scored nine of his 13 markers in the fourth and hauled down seven boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thomas Torres also added 17 points, two rebounds, and two dimes, to aid the off-shooting Teng, who still finished with 11 markers, but shot 4-of-18 from the field.With Racal making a huge run and taking a 70-67 lead with 8:41 left to play, Banal and Dionisio conspired for a 10-0 blast to restore the Thunder lead to seven, 77-70 with 5:13 left to play and made huge stops to hold off the Alibaba. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

Ramsay’s resilience rewarded with goal vs Maldives

first_imgLATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Azkals player Iain Ramsay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMALE–Iain Ramsay found himself falling down the pecking order over the course of the last few months with the national team before slowly but surely working his way back into the starting XI last month when the Azkals held China to a goalless stalemate in World Cup Qualifying.That’s why Ramsay couldn’t help but let out a roar after scoring for the Azkals for the first time in more than two years in the 2-1 victory over the Maldives last Thursday at National Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto PBA: Ginebra nabs twice-to-beat edge after rout of Columbian 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Ramsay credits his rejuvenated form to the confidence growing within the team that is set to travel to Dubai for the duel with group leader Syria on Tuesday.”The whole squad has been positive,” said Ramsay.“We’ve got a good group growing together, and we have some momentum going into the Syria match. I’m growing in confidence and I’m enjoying football and obviously everyone can see that. The most important thing is we got the three points here. Scott (Cooper) has got the team tactically right. We’re working hard for each other, we’re a tight knit group.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win kept the Azkals in the hunt for a place in the third round of qualifying for football’s showpiece event in Qatar in 2022 as they are now tied with China with seven points in Group A.For Ramsay, the goal was a reward for soldiering on even when his playing time with the team dwindled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“In football, nothing is every rosy, nothing is ever on a straight line,” Ramsay said.“There were some bumps along the way and it takes some resilience to survive. When I’m on the bench, I tried to stay positive as I can.” DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READ Azkals coach Scott Cooper and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who is one of Ramsay’s closest friends on the team, were delighted for the winger as he put on a solid shift on the left and even had to play at the backfollowing Daisuke Sato’s injury late on.“First of all, Iain (Ramsay) is a consummate professional,” said Cooper. “Anybody who is playing can display a good character. But players who have been in and out of the squad those are the type of players who display character. They’re the ones whose characters are really tested. Iain has been consistent with his focus and attitude.“We’ve had a talk about his strengths our expectations and the way he’s valued and Iain has appreciated that. Iain is a player who can play multiple positions and you can see by the end of the game, he was at left back. He’s stuck around and gone through some hard times, but Iain has been focused and loyal to the country.”Etheridge was glad to see Ramsay find the target on the back of a stellar showing against China last October in Bacolod. “I’m really happy for him and for anyone on the team who scores, but obviously he’s one of my closest friends on the team,” said Etheridge.“Every time he’s come in, he’s always produced. It’s never easy being any player here, because there’s competition for places. But he’s played well in the last two games and its fantastic to see him scoreagain.”ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers fleelast_img read more