Boyz hunt Honduras win

first_imgReggae Boyz captain Je-vaughn Watson says the new look Jamaica team set to take on Honduras today in an international friendly at BBVA Compass stadium in Texas, USA, at 8:30 p.m. Jamaica time, is on the right path and he expects an improved performance and a win. Watson, who was appointed captain when Theodore Whitmore started as interim coach back in September, told The Gleaner the players are united and enthusiastic and are all willing to ‘fight’ for a win. “It’s (team) on the right path, even though it’s a young team, the chemistry is good and when you have good chemistry you can do lots of good things. If guys are not gelling it’s not going to work. Everyone is born Jamaican, they are willing to fight to make sure we win,” he said from the team’s hotel during a telephone interview yesterday. “Every game, we try to win so we will try to win because the last game we lost and losing is a habit. So we have to try to win this game and step up the ranking,” Watson added. In the team’s last outing against USA, the Boyz spent most of the match defending. But Watson defended his troops’ performance and promised an improve display for tonight’s contest. “The last game, we put out a young team against a strong USA team, and the weather we played in, a lot of the guys weren’t use to it. But it was a good result and although we wanted to win, we came up short. But we are still rebuilding and we only lost 1-0, but we created a lot of chances and did not capitalise, so we are hoping when we go out tomorrow (today), we can capitalise and score some goals,” he commented. RIGHT PATHlast_img read more

OLeary dropping out of Conservative leadership race

first_imgCelebrity investor and reality-TV star Kevin O’Leary is quitting the federal Conservative leadership race and throwing his support behind Quebec rival Maxime Bernier.The Canadian Press has confirmed O’Leary is making the announcement later today.Bernier, for his part, has scheduled a news conference in Toronto, where the candidates are scheduled to face each other in a final debate showdown before next month’s vote.O’Leary was widely seen as the front-runner in the race, but he doesn’t believe he will be able to win a federal election because of a lack of support in Quebec.A lack of facility with French was always considered one of O’Leary’s greatest liabilities.More coming…last_img read more

Alex and the Arrers

first_imgWell ladies and gents it’s been a while since I blogged. Apologies. It’s just that I’ve been so out of form I’ve had to lay low and save the pennies! Haha.However, I think (and hope) I’m back in top form on one of my true loves – ARRERS! The weekend gone saw the grand slam of darts begin in Wolverhampton. Now I can’t really advise on the outrights at the moment as the group games are on-going. I shall however, comment on tomorrow’s final group games for A, B & C. For me there are two standout matches with two obvious winners! Firstly, Mark Webster must be backed at 1/2! Co Stompe is really struggling for form and has been wiped out in his first two games. Webster on the other hand had a great victory against Waites and put up a more than decent effort against the power. He will win.The other match where a player is very back-able is Kevin “the Artist” Painter against young James Hubbard. Hubbard has thrown some lovely arrers but hasn’t had the killer instinct in his first two matches. He is definitely one to watch but will lose against Painter. Painter needs to win to go through and that snarling tenacity and never say die attitude will see him put Hubbard to the sword. He’s also a 1/2 shot but I really can’t see him not winning. So stick him in a double with Webster and it really is easy money!Now I know backing 1/2 shots isn’t exactly the quick route to the rich house so I’ll put up a couple of bigger price ones if you want to live a little bit more dangerously. Back Jan Dekker at 7/4 and Dean Winstanley at 13/8. Dekker played two on fire players in King and Wade. He’ll want to put up a good show for the BDO and him and Monk should be 10/11 each. The pressure will be off Dekker so expect the arrers to flow. Now “Deano” had 5 out of 5 doubles in his match against Hubbard. Whitlock went the distance in the last match missing quite a few doubles. Deano could punish him at a decent price.Enjoy. I’ll be back later on in the week with a Cheltenham Paddy Power special.last_img read more