Lineker Totally Disagreed With Shearer And Wright's Rating Of Roy Keane - Balls.ie
In the absence of Premier League action, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright continued to do their top tens lists on Saturday night's Match of the Day.Shearer a...
In the absence of Premier League action, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright continued to do their top tens lists on Saturday night's Match of the Day. Shearer and Wright ranked their top ten Premier League outfield European imports from a list comprised of Roy Keane, Vincent Kompany, N'Golo Kanté, David Silva, Denis Bergkamp, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Eden Hazard and Eric Cantona. Shearer and Wright both placed Roy Keane at number one on their lists. A previous edition the show had ranked Keane as the Premier League's all-time number one captain. With that, Gary Lineker had no argument. However, he strongly disagreed regarding last night's ranking. Turns out it's never a good idea to turn up late for lunch with Roy Keane Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright discuss the Premier League's best European imports on the #MOTDTop10 podcast. @bbcsoundshttps://t.co/nYEkLnNxDCBBC One on Saturday at 22:20 GMT pic.twitter.com/VsuPx50NJW Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 17, 2020 "As a footballer and an influence on our game as an import, I don't know," said Lineker. "Obviously, he was a top player but he wasn't a gifted, joyous individual that you could enjoy. He was a winner and a warrior but for me, there are so many better players in this list. "As a captain, yes, he's a leader and a warrior, but 39 goals, 33 assists in 366 games, it's pretty good but he wasn't a particularly creative footballer. He was an aggressive footballer, he was up and down and could pass it, he could keep it but he played in brilliant sides. "For me, football is about bringing joy and lots of these players brought joy but I'm not sure Roy Keane [did]. I think he's an unbelievable player and would have been up there in my top two captains but as footballers..." Ian Wright said that "only someone" like Roy Keane could have placed ahead of Henry on his list. "For me, he was the best captain in the Premier League," said Wright. "When you look at what he ushered in with the [Class of] '92, with the great players around him, with the consistency of his performances, without compromising exactly what he was about in respect of the way he sees the game and his principles and his morals... Honestly, I've just got so much admiration for Roy Keane. "Roy Keane, as a tenacious midfielder, he had it; as a footballing midfielder he had it; the stamina, he had it; early days, especially, he'd score goals. "Thierry is better than most players in the whole world but the fact is if we're going to talk about what Roy Keane's done in the Premier League, what Thierry has done and the individual impact that they both had, Roy Keane ushered through the [Class of] '92 and kept world class players focused on what they were doing. "We were at the World Cup together and we spent a lot of time together... I was just thinking, 'Oh my gosh, we're really cool mates and it's fine'. "There was one time I said, 'Roy, we'll go for lunch'. He said, 'OK, Wrighty, I'll see you at 1:15pm'. I said, 'No problem, I've just got to do some stuff'. "I got there at 1:17pm and I was waiting in the lobby, I phoned him and I said, 'Roy, OK, I'm here'. He says, 'Wrighty, 1:15 is 1:15. I'm not coming'. "I laughed because I thought he was only messing about. He said, 'Wrighty, I'm not coming'. He hung up the phone and I never saw him until the evening. "He said, 'This is why Man Utd were so successful. We done what had to be done on time'. "To be under his stewardship as a captain, he would take nothing in respect of failure."
Matt Damon Looking More Irish By The Day As He's Stuck In Dublin - Balls.ie
As the weeks of our Covid-19 enforced lockdown roll on, one of the more curious aspects is that Matt Damon is locked down with the rest of us.The Hollywood actor was ...
As the weeks of our Covid-19 enforced lockdown roll on, one of the more curious aspects is that Matt Damon is locked down with the rest of us. The Hollywood actor was late last month spotted out jogging in south Dublin and hanging out around Dalkey cafe The Corner Note. "Hes actually tall enough, normally those lads are tiny," one local amusingly told the Irish Mirror about an encounter near Killiney Hill. His month or so in Ireland has led Damon to take on some characteristics of his captors. Carrying a trusty SuperValu bag, he was spotted out for a dip at local swimming spot the Vico. Matt Damon going swimming near #Dalkey with his togs in a @SuperValuIRL bag - fitting right in! pic.twitter.com/4fbj939qHi Jill Downey (@jillydowney) April 11, 2020 Why is Matt Damon in Ireland? The 49-year-old travelled to Ireland for the filming of his latest movie 'The Last Duel', the screenplay for which was written by him, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener. It is an adaptation of the Eric Jager book of the same name and will be directed by Ridley Scott. Damon and Affleck star along with Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. The film is set in medieval France but it will be shot around Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Tipperary. A casting day for extras was held at Liberty Hall in February. Filming was due to begin last month but has been delayed by the pandemic. Looks like Matt Damon is really here. Is this a movie we are in. Help pic.twitter.com/EAv36fRqPe Doug Leddin (@dougleddin) April 3, 2020 Picture credit: Peter Krocka/Jaguar PS/Shutterstock.com
Nurse 'In Shock' After Being Spat At By Patient 'Numerous Times' - Balls.ie
A hospital staff nurse has described how he was spat at numerous times by a patient while he was working on a Covid-19 ward.Speaking on Today With Seán O'Rourke on R...
A hospital staff nurse has described how he was spat at numerous times by a patient while he was working on a Covid-19 ward. Speaking on Today With Seán O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, the nurse - who called himself Damien - explained what happened on Tuesday morning. "I was asked to assist with a patient who had been extremely disruptive and abusive towards staff," he said. My colleagues needed assistance, so myself and another male member of staff were asked to assist with this patient. There were three or four of the members of staff in the room at the time and other patients when I was called in to help. We were in the process of preparing a single room for the woman and in that time, myself and my colleague had to restrain the patient. So for roughly 20 to 30 minutes we had to restrain the patient and in that process, she spat numerous times. Not directly in our faces but to the sides of our heads, into the sides of our faces. It happened on four to six occasions. Damien said that his colleague suffered "superficial wounds" to his arm during the incident. Damien was wearing goggles, a surgical mask and a gown at the time. "I was probably thirty minutes in total with the patient and I mean for close contact. I should have been wearing another mask. You know, the masks dont completely cover the side of your face. "Probably 25 minutes into the incident, I asked for a head visor. That's one with a full face screen. It was a little bit too late. "I felt [the spit] at the side of my head, my ear. "I had to go and shower in a patient's shower room because we have no proper facilities for showering or changing clothes. "Youre asked not to wear your uniform to and from work, obviously, but most of our staff in our ward are changing in patients toilets." Damien suffered no physical injuries and will return to work in the next few days. He is monitoring himself for symptoms of Covid-19. The woman had been tested for the illness. He believes that she is still receiving care in the hospital. "Personally I was in shock as you can imagine," Damien said regarding the whole incident. Picture credit: Alena Marchuk/Shutterstock.com