Unsworth questions Everton players

first_imgUEFA Europa League Unsworth questions players’ commitment after Atalanta embarrassment Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 17:22 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Everton - Cropped Getty Images UEFA Europa League Everton Everton v Atalanta The Toffees lost 5-1 to the Italian side on Thursday evening, leaving the interim manager fuming at the final whistle David Unsworth suggested some of his Everton players fell below “the minimum requirement” of giving their all in Thursday’s 5-1 thrashing at home to Atalanta.Already eliminated from the Europa League, Unsworth named a much-changed XI at Goodison Park, where the Toffees found themselves still in the game at 2-1 down with four minutes of normal time remaining.Everton 7/2 to beat Southampton Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But a porous defence – which has now conceded 16 goals in six matches under Unsworth – was breached three times in the closing stages, leaving the interim manager far from pleased after giving some members of his squad the chance to impress ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.”I’d like to think every single player is hurting the way I am at the moment and if they are not then they shouldn’t be here at this great club,” said Unsworth.”The minimum requirement is 100 per cent effort. Only those players will know themselves when they look themselves in the mirror at night.”The players who have been asking me for opportunities to play in the first team were given that.”I asked the players to make it difficult for me to leave them out of the team on Sunday and the majority have probably made it very easy for me.”The manner we capitulated [in] just isn’t acceptable and the players know that.”What you can’t do at this level is carry players. When your best player is an 18-year-old kid [Beni Baningime] who’s only had a couple of first-team appearances that tells you all you need to know.”Players need to take responsibility – senior players, foreign players, young players. Everton fans will be disappointed with what they saw and so am I.”last_img read more

Jamaicans Urged Not To Ignore Domestic Violence

first_imgNational Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting has appealed to Jamaicans to be their “brother’s keeper” and to avoid turning a blind eye to domestic violence. He emphasised that Jamaicans must find a way to intervene if they become aware of domestic disputes in their communities, as what often appears to be a small matter can escalate into a dangerous situation. “We have to find a way to intervene and to [refer] these situations to persons who are trained and capable of dealing with it, whether the police, psychologists or pastors,” the Minister urged. Mr. Bunting was speaking on Wednesday, February 27, at a handing over ceremony for 15 new vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), at the Police Commissioner’s office, in Kingston . The Minister extended condolence to the family and the community of the two girls who were killed by their father on February 26 in the farming community of Woodgrove, Trelawny. Reports are that the two sisters, four-year-old Kimocoya, and two-year-old K-alee Mullings, were killed by their father, Kenville, following a dispute with their mother early Tuesday morning. He then committed suicide. “We can’t turn a blind eye to our neighbour, who is in an escalating situation of domestic violence. We can’t mind our own business. Let them call you nosey, but we have to take an interest in what is happening in our communities,” Mr. Bunting said. The Minister further noted that there is need for more programmes like the Violence Prevention and Dispute Resolution Association (VPDRA), which was launched in Manchester last year. Under the pilot project, volunteers are trained as first responders to assist in resolving domestic violence disputes in their communities and to refer these cases to a professional, whether a pastor, police officer or psychologist, if the need arises. “We will never have enough policemen to be in every single community to respond to every situation that is domestic at its core and escalating. But, we can have hundreds and thousands of citizens across the country trained as first responders to intervene in these situations to refer them to a psychologist, a pastor, a social worker, or the community policing unit, so that we don’t have the tragedy that we had (this week),” he said. Mr. Bunting said the Ministry will be looking to extend the VPDRA project across other parishes in an effort to reduce domestic violence.last_img read more