Liverpool legend wants Rooney to stay in squad to ease creativity woes

first_imgJohn Barnes believes Wayne Rooney deserves to be in the England squad on merit as he bemoaned the lack of creativity in the current squad.The former Manchester United and Everton striker is set to be given a fond farewell at Wembley after 15 years of service to his country which saw him overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as the Three Lions’ record goalscorer. latest The 33-year-old is a DC United player these days tense gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update “However, I still think he should be part of the England squad on merit. But I think now that, obviously the decision was taken a year ago or whatever I don’t think you should just be giving caps away.“Although I still think Wayne Rooney should be in the England squad, but not under these circumstances.”The 33-year-old is currently plying his trade in MLS with DC United, leading them from the cusp of relegation to the Play-Offs in his first season.Although the forward has shown glimpses of the precocious talent who once lit up world football before he was even able to drive, the standard in America is hardly comparable to the quality in any of the top five European leagues. Wayne Rooney is England’s record goalscorer Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City However, his return to the national side has seen many criticise the decision by Gareth Southgate for seemingly handing out a cap to a player who did not feel he could give anymore to his country.Liverpool legend Barnes takes a different view however; agreeing that the idea of giving out caps is shameful but believing Rooney deserves to still play for his country.“I love Wayne,” Barnes said.“I still think he was worth his place in the England squad. I’m not a big fan of the idea of this game to be honest with you because I believe you should be there on merit if that’s what is required. 2 But Barnes believes Rooney holds the key to England’s goalscoring problems.When asked if he should remain in the squad, Barnes added: “Absolutely, you’ve seen what he has done in America – he is 100% a player who brings experience, he brings quality.“I think Harry Kane would benefit from having a player like him in terms of creativity he gives. Obviously he is not going to be a [Jesse] Lingard or a [Raheem] Sterling, but if you look at Harry Kane and the lack of opportunities he is getting because we don’t have a player like that who can pick a pass.“Wayne Rooney for me would be the ideal partner for him.” BEST OF revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Popular Football Stories 2last_img read more

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Deputy viewing adult sites led to prisoner’s escape

first_img The investigation further showed the deputy had been on computer sites with sexual content, prohibited by Sheriff’s Department policy. A separate investigation found the same deputy had downloaded porn on his department computer. The report also found that 20 inmates had escaped from the jails and courthouses from November 2004 through Sept. 30. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A sheriff’s deputy was viewing porn on a hospital computer when an injured inmate escaped his guard last year and fled into a Valencia neighborhood where he beat an elderly man, according to an annual report issued this week by the county Office of Independent Review. The deputy, who was not named, was fired following the October 2004 incident at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The deputy told investigators that his charge, Samuel Alvarado, then 19, had gone to the bathroom in the hospital’s emergency room, then shoved a walker toward him and fled. Asking for help from hospital personnel, he tried to follow Alvarado, the review quotes the deputy as telling investigators. But Alvarado told a different story after he was recaptured, and hospital staffers backed his version, according to the independent review by OIR Chief Attorney Michael Gennaco. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “He claimed that, upon leaving the bathroom, he observed that the deputy was preoccupied with a computer that was in the room,” the report said. “He took the opportunity to gather some of his own effects and slip out without the deputy even noticing. Then he fled out of the hospital through an alarmed door.” Hospital staffers told sheriff’s internal affairs investigators that they were alerted by the alarm and entered the room to find the deputy at the computer looking confused and unsure of what had happened, the report said. A large-scale manhunt ensued, and Alvarado was captured about an hour later, but not before he attacked a 68-year-old man in his backyard with a barbecue tool, leaving him with injuries to his face, head and arms, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s officials said. An investigation revealed that the deputy was negligent in guarding Alvarado, a maximum-security inmate from the Pitchess Detection Center in Castaic who had been injured in a jail attack. “Investigators subsequently performed an analysis of the computer’s activity for the day and found that the timing and content of the activity suggested a distracted, preoccupied officer who was still logged on when the escape occurred in spite of his assertions to the contrary,” according to the report. last_img read more

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