Ralph Hasenhuttl says Southampton rise is ‘scary but not surprising’ | Football News

first_img“The first 15 minutes was probably our worst spell after half-time. We couldn’t get out. We kept giving the ball back to them and when you’re in that situation it becomes difficult for. Congratulations to Southampton on the night. They were far better than us and we couldn’t cope with them.“We go up and down too quick. That’s one thing we have to resolve. We go along nicely then all of a sudden we don’t play well enough in the game. It nags me.”What’s next?Southampton travel to face Wolves on Saturday November 21 after the international break; kick-off 3pm.Newcastle will host Chelsea at St James’ Park at 12.30pm on the same day. Ralph Hasenhuttl heaped praise on his players after Southampton moved top of the Premier League, but admits his side’s rise has not come as a surprise to him.Saints moved top of the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Newcastle 2-0 at St Mary’s on Friday night. A seventh-minute strike from Che Adams gave the home side an early lead and they wrapped up victory in the 82nd minute through Stuart Armstrong.- Advertisement – Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew felt that Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles was lucky to avoid conceding a penalty after a reckless tackle on Southampton’s Theo Walcott. Inconsistency frustrates Bruce – Advertisement – 1:14 Newcastle, who had yet to be beaten away from home in the Premier League this season and headed into the game on the south coast in good form, having beaten Everton 2-1 in their previous fixture, but often lacked control and managed just four shots during the game.“Certainly, the best team won,” Newcastle boss Steve Bruce told Sky Sports. “We didn’t get anywhere near where we were five days ago. We didn’t look after the ball well enough and we gifted them two goals. We didn’t do enough to win the game. We didn’t handle the full press and it was a difficult night.“The one thing you can’t do at this level is give them the goals we did. We gave the ball away far too often. We knew what to expect from them – the full press – and unfortunately we couldn’t play through it. Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott's cross to put Saints in frontImage:Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott’s cross to put Saints in front A year ago, Southampton sat in the bottom three of the Premier League, but the Austrian believes his side are now showing their development and the fruits of their investment both away from the pitch and on the training ground, away from the pressure of playing in front of supporters. 3:03 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Southampton’s win over Newcastle preview image preview image “It’s amazing what my team does in the moment,” he told Sky Sports. “Congratulations to everybody around the pitch and the team. Amazing. We could maybe have scored more but the rest was perfect. Everybody was on the highest level. It is a little scary what we are doing at the moment to be honest but not surprising when I see what we are working on.“Earlier, we could have closed the game, earlier. That was definitely possible. The way we played through lines was fantastic to watch. We can then make the last pass and final decision even better but this is criticism on a high level. We know it’s not so easy to create a lot of chances against these teams.- Advertisement – Hasenhuttl’s men dominated possession and chances as they sealed a comfortable win that saw them replace Liverpool at the top of the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.The Saints last stood at the summit of English football 32 years ago under the management of Chris Nicholl and it marks a remarkable 12 months for the Austrian manager since their 9-0 thrashing by Leicester last October. 2:35 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was very disappointed his side couldn’t follow up their win against Everton with a good performance and admits his side’s biggest problem is consistency after their 2-0 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League. Hasenhuttl added: “I’m happy for the fans that we’re top of the league at the moment, but the season is very long. We have a very intense period over Christmas but the squad is nicely balanced. We’ve restructured a few things and this now shows that the players are stepping up.”“It’s the first time that we’ve had three wins in a row and this was the goal for today. It’s the first time that we’ve taken three points over Newcastle as the last three times we’d lost. We’re top for now, but it’s only for a few moments. Of course, it’s nice for the fans and the players. For me, it’s important that we say hungry and don’t lean back.” Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the leagueImage:Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the league Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistleImage:Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistle “We’re a strong side and this is not a coincidence as we’ve developed every part of our game. Our game management has been very brave and I feel it has helped us in some situations where there’s no crowd in the stadium so we can develop our game, as there’s not so much stress now, and we’ve got used to it. As a result, we’ve now got a more complete game.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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CFNEM Begins “Red, White and Cruise” Giving Contest

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan is hosting a contest like no other- a giving contest. The prize? Two cruise tickets aboard the Lady Michigan.Starting today, and for a 48-hour period, the Community Foundation will host a “Red, White and Cruise” giving contest. Donors will have until midnight tomorrow to make a $25 minimum gift to the community endowment fund. This fund allows the foundation to meet current and future needs of the community.Donors can make multiple gifts, and their name will be entered once for each gift given. Each gift will be entered into a drawing for the special prize- two tickets aboard the Lady Michigan for the fireworks cruise.“We thought it would be fun to kind of raffle these off to any community member that made a gift to our community endowment fund,” said Patrick Heraghty, Executive Director of CFNEM.It’s a great opportunity for those who care about Northeast Michigan to make an impact and invest into their communities. It’s also a chance to receive a gift in return.To donate or for more information visit www.cfnem.org. The winner of the fireworks cruise will be announced on Thursday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Woman Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting TeenagerNext Alpena’s Shipwreck Rollers Recognized by Facebooklast_img read more

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Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan wins Rose Hill wrestling championship over undefeated foe

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Miguel Lujan outwrestles undefeated Austin King of Circle in regional championship.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan scored a 3-2 decision over Austin King of Circle to win the Rose Hill Regional Championship Saturday.The victory was a stunner as King was undefeated going in with a 24-0 record. He had pinned Lujan in the first round in the Wellington Tournament in December.Lujan now advances to his second consecutive state tournament and will be Wellington’s lone representative in the Class 4A state tournament in Salina next weekend.“I think I’m the happiest I have ever been,” Lujan said after his big win Saturday. “Last time he slammed me and dislocated my shoulder.”When asked what his strategy was going into this match, Lujan responded: “Don’t get slammed down and dislocate my shoulder.”Lujan scored a takedown early in the first period and that was all he needed. The two boys would exchange escapes thereafter.Lujan appeared to be in trouble at the start of the second period when he was slammed down after taking the upper position. But he eventually was able to get out of the situation and earned an escape for it. “It really was identical to what happened to him in Wellington,” said Wellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb. “There he landed on his shoulder and got pinned. He was able to avoid that this time.”The state tournament brackets will be available soon. It should be a tough bracket. Despite King being undefeated he was ranked fifth in the state.Lujan was the exception to Wellington’s regional fortunes, during what was a rather bleak performance otherwise for this year’s dual Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV champions.Ian Groom gets pin Saturday afternoon.Wellington could not get any other wrestler out of the consolation quarterfinals. Ian Groom at 195 scored a pin early over Edwin Pena of Hugoton, but he was eliminated by Nicholas Lehman of Andover Central by pin thereafter.The Crusaders had little luck in the lower weight classes, going winless in the tournament.Austin Schoemann at 182 scored a 3-1 decision against Wade Hall of Augusta in the first round on Friday, but was pinned by No. 1 ranked Curtis Rylant of Clearwater and then was eliminated by Grant Schooner of Andover Central by pin Saturday.Wellington came into the tournament having two less starters than previous thought. Seniors Jace Lowe and Shane Hughes were suspended for disciplinary reasons.The Crusaders were already shorthanded having lost Skyler Struble earlier in the season and Graysen DeJarnett and Jason Norris out for the season with concussions.So going into Friday’s regional, Lujan was the lone upperclassman with any kind of regional wrestling experience. Subsequently, Wellington finished with just 34 points and placed 14th out of 15 teams. El Dorado won the regional with 154 points.As for Lujan, this was his tournament. On Friday, he received a by in the first round, pinned Trenton Ging of Winfield 1:31, and decisioned Seth Simmons of Pratt 4-1 to qualify for state.The Wellington results are as follows:KSHSAA 4A – Rose Hill – Regional Results for Wellington106 – Tim Schmidt (11-15) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Jake Patch (Andover Central) 32-7 won by tech fall over Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 (TF-1.5 0:00 (18-2))    Cons. Round 1 – Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 won by fall over Violet Martinez (Holcomb) 3-8 (Fall 0:47)    Cons. Round 2 – Briggs Erwin (Augusta) 11-17 won by fall over Tim Schmidt (Wellington) 11-15 (Fall 2:17)120 – Blake Bales (0-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Drake Carothers (Clearwater) 18-12 won by fall over Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 (Fall 5:04)    Cons. Round 1 – Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Matt Atkinson (Rose Hill) 14-13 won by tech fall over Blake Bales (Wellington) 0-12 (TF-1.5 0:00 (15-0))126 – Kadin Heacock (5-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Jack Thomas (El Dorado) 16-14 won by tech fall over Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 (TF-1.5 0:00 (20-4))    Cons. Round 1 – Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Jake Thomas (Clearwater) 23-16 won by fall over Kadin Heacock (Wellington) 5-15 (Fall 2:58)132 – Andrew Wolf (8-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Clem (Clearwater) 13-12 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 (Fall 3:49)    Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Zak Anderson (Ulysses) 18-14 won by fall over Andrew Wolf (Wellington) 8-19 (Fall 0:31)138 – Nick Hawkins (1-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Collin Pavlacka (Andale) 12-9 won by fall over Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 (Fall 3:59)    Cons. Round 1 – Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Braden Carney (Rose Hill) 2-7 won by major decision over Nick Hawkins (Wellington) 1-8 (MD 15-2)182 – Aaron Schoemann (18-17) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 won by decision over Wade Hall (Augusta) 10-17 (Dec 3-1)    Quarterfinal – Curtis Rylant (Clearwater) 34-1 won by fall over Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 (Fall 0:31)    Cons. Round 2 – Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 3 – Grant Schoonover (Andover Central) 32-13 won by fall over Aaron Schoemann (Wellington) 18-17 (Fall 2:21)195 – Ian Groom (17-17) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 won by fall over Jesse Clark (Augusta) 11-21 (Fall 5:04)    Quarterfinal – Ali Viravong (Winfield) 25-12 won by fall over Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 (Fall 5:02)    Cons. Round 2 – Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 won by fall over Edwin Pena (Hugoton) 12-13 (Fall 3:26)    Cons. Round 3 – Nicholas Lehman (Andover Central) 12-15 won by fall over Ian Groom (Wellington) 17-17 (Fall 2:52)220 – Matt Mccomb (4-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Raiden Kohman (Pratt) 15-14 won by decision over Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 (Dec 9-4)    Cons. Round 1 – Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 received a bye () (Bye)    Cons. Round 2 – Hagen Henderson (Towanda-Circle) 20-17 won by fall over Matt Mccomb (Wellington) 4-7 (Fall 3:44)285 – Miguel Lujan (35-9) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.    Champ. Round 1 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 received a bye () (Bye)    Quarterfinal – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by fall over Trenton Ging (Winfield) 11-20 (Fall 1:31)    Semifinal – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by decision over Seth Simmons (Pratt) 22-19 (Dec 4-1)    1st Place Match – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 35-9 won by decision over Austin King (Towanda-Circle) 24-1 (Dec 3-2).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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