Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury But it appeared like the game was really for the Picanto after the Elasto Painters muffed two free throws and five makable attempts from the field, three of which came in the last 19.5 ticks.Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu, one of the best free throw shooters in the league, had a couple of splits from the line. He also missed an open triple from the right corner that would’ve given the Painters a one-point lead in the waning seconds.The game got testy late in the second quarter that saw the ejection of Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan and Kia’s Eric Camson after engaging in a fight.Glen Khobuntin filled in for Camson, scoring eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, including back-to-back baskets that gave the Picanto a 96-89 cushion with 1:52 remaining.Mark Yee nearly had a double-double with 13 points and eight rebounds while Rashawn McCarthy and Roider Cabrera led Kia with 14 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rookie Rey Nambatac notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Painters, who fell to 2-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Mark Yee. PBA IMAGESKia finally stopped its seemingly interminable slide after stunning Rain or Shine, 98-94, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Picanto ended a 16-game losing skid dating back to last conference. It was Kia’s first taste of victory since pulling off a double overtime win over Phoenix on May 21, 2017.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m more relieved than anything else because of this win,” said Kia coach Ricky Dandan. “We broke that [16-game losing skid] and this will go a long way in our rebuilding our ball club.”“It was really difficult for us because our confidence were all shot, but we really had no choice but to move forward and look at the positives despite all of those blowout games,” he added. “We really dug deep and our guys really worked hard for this win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKia posted its first win this conference after a 0-4 start but not after surviving an anxious final minute where the Picanto barely avoided a major collapse.Protecting a three-point lead with 55 seconds left, Kia turned the ball over twice. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments
Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It’s painful if you look at it in the short term, it was a costly turnover but I think we’re not going to look at the game because of that turnover,” said Tenorio in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We’re going to look at the whole game and there were also a lot of missed chances.”Tenorio’s turnover wasn’t the first miscue a Ginebra point guard committed late with Scottie Thompson making a similar passing error just 25 seconds earlier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCuriously, both passes had one intended recipient in Joe Devance.Tenorio and Thompson, however, weren’t the only Gin Kings who committed late-game blunders. Forward Japeth Aguilar turned from hero to goat when his game-tying triple in regulation became a mere footnote later in the match after he muffed two crucial layups.Aguilar’s first miss happened with five seconds left in the first overtime that would’ve broken the 92-92 tie, and the second came in the last 19 seconds of the game when he air balled an attempt that would’ve cut the deficit to a point.“It happens, I missed,” said Aguilar, who had 25 points and nine boards, in Filipino. “But that’s not the issue, because we had chances in the second overtime. I thought we had some good looks but we didn’t convert and had some crucial turnovers.”Tenorio, whose team climbed back from a 46-30 hole at the half, said the team is still adjusting to a new system that will cater three big men—Greg Slaughter, Aguilar, and import Charles Garcia—in a five-man lineup.“We didn’t start well especially us in the starting five and we’re still adjusting with what we’re doing especially we now have three bigs so we have to be patient,” said Tenorio. “We’re there, we actually made adjustments and we just have to be consistent.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere were several factors that led to Ginebra’s 103-98 double overtime loss to Phoenix, but it was the turnovers in the crucial moments that dealt the biggest blows.And one such incident was LA Tenorio’s costly error with 2:19 left in the second overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
…“Isn’t this a bailable offence?” ‒ accused asks courtJunior John, 32, of Lot 60 East La Penitence, Ruimveldt; Jamal Jeriah, 21, of Lot 236B, Albert Street, Queenstown; and Carlton Bourne, 21, of Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown were on Monday further remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on their second arraignment before the court, before which they stand charged with allegedly discharging a loaded firearm at two Police constables.They had first appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer these charges, the first of which alleges that on August 1, 2018, while in the vicinity of Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown, they discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable Royston Mendonca with intent to maim, disfigure, or cause him actual bodily harm.It was also alleged that, on the same day, the men discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable Lester Lewis.Defence Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a bail application for John, had told the court that his client was never found with a weapon on his person. He further noted that his client was arrested while he was asleep several hours after the alleged shooting.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Kezia Williams, in a bail application for Jeriah, had informed the court that her client was shot as he was being apprehended.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to these defendants being placed on bail on ground of the serious nature of the offence. His objection was upheld and the men were further refused bail.Jeriah has additionally been slapped with two other gun and ammunition possession charges. One charge stated that on August 1, 2018, at Norton and Chapel Streets, he had in his possession a .357 revolver without being a licensed firearm holder at the time. Another charge stated that, on the same day, Jeriah also had in his possession four live matching rounds and one spent shell.In court on Monday, after being further remanded, and before exiting the courtroom, one of the accused asked the court, “Isn’t this a bailable offence?”Their matter will continue on September 24.RecapReports are that the car in which Jeriah, John and Bourne were travelling was intercepted by Police at Norton and Chapel Streets at about 15:00h on August 1. According to the Police, ranks noticed the occupants of the car acting suspiciously and pursued the vehicle.Reports are that as the occupants of the car observed that they were being followed, one of them opened fire in the direction of the Police ranks, jumped out of the car, and headed towards Princes Street, Georgetown. This resulted in an exchange of gunshots, and Jeriah was shot in his right shoulder.He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
RCMP in Prince George, B.C. are investigating what they are calling a targeted, gang-related attack.A 19-year-old man was shot several times and at least three nearby cars were riddled with bullets in the brazen assault that occurred just before 6 p.m. Wednesday night on a busy street indowntown Prince George.A man and woman drove the victim to hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition.- Advertisement -The man who accompanied the victim was arrested at the hospital for causing a disturbance and police say they are talking to him, his female companion and several potential suspects and witnesses.No other arrests have been made.Const. Leslie Dix says organized crime leads to shootings, assaults and drug problems and she urges any witnesses to come forward to identify those involved in the Prince George attack.Advertisement
It will take about $850,000 to stage the 26.2-mile race if the City Council approves the marathon, he said, adding that most of it would come from sponsorships and registration fees. Estrada said special events expert Kathy Kinane, whose company most recently staged the Pacific Shoreline Marathon, will attend the meeting with city staff. Councilman Sid Tyler said he thinks the council has a generally favorable view of the marathon concept, as long as it has a strong financial footing. “I think the concept is wonderful, particularly if it became a regular annual event,” Tyler said. “It would help put Pasadena even more on the map, and when these things are done right they become kind of weekend events, with ancillary events that would benefit the city and local businesses. … That’s where the major revenue and costs are. But can this operation pull it off?” Tyler said he feels “very strongly” that the city should be reimbursed for public works and police costs and that the marathon would have to generate enough revenue to cover whatever expenses are involved. Eric Duyshart, Pasadena’s economic development manager, said city staff wants to get a “good sense” of the level of potential sponsorships for the marathon and will work with Pasadena Forward on modifying the route originally proposed. “The route they submitted has all sorts of issues,” Duyshart said. “It might be a nice scenic route through Pasadena from the runners’ standpoint, but shutting down all sorts of streets throughout Pasadena is not something we take lightly.” Councilman Chris Holden said closing some city streets for a part of one day was a “modest trade-off for something that could be really positive” for the community. “I think it would be a wonderful thing for Pasadena, it would do a great job in linking communities,” Holden said. “It would be nice to support it – not just voting for it but getting out there and being a part of it.” Holden, however, sees himself more as a bike rider who would “graduate to running and walking in future years.” “I ran in the \ Marathon on a dare back in 1995 and it almost killed me,” Holden joked. “But as long as I have a couple of years to train, maybe.” For more information, go to www.pasadenamarathon.org. email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Plans to stage a Pasadena Marathon and Bike Tour next year are inching along, with organizers confident they have the community support and potential financial backing to pull it off. “We’ve been overwhelmed that so many organizations and individuals have come to the forefront,” said Israel Estrada of Pasadena Forward, the volunteer group working on the event. “We’re putting the final finishing touches to the written proposal” to go before the City Council, Estrada said. “We’re meeting with city staff on Tuesday, planning the route. … There could be a whole lot of adjustment, but so long as \ happens, we’re happy to make any adjustment they want.” So far the group has raised nearly $21,000 through “founding members” and other donations, and Estrada estimates upward of $30,000 is needed to pay for the initial planning costs.
“He’s on a five-year contract. He must stay. PSG shows that it can attract the big stars.”Neymar became the world’s most expensive footballer after his transfer to PSG last August from Barcelona for a whopping fee of 222 million euros.He won the French player of the year prize this season despite a foot injury meaning he has not featured for the Parisian club since the end of February.There has been constant speculation that the 26-year-old’s stay in the French capital could be a short one, with Real Madrid linked to a move for the Brazilian.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi has insisted, however, that he was “2,000 percent” sure Neymar would play at PSG next season, something the player himself has yet to confirm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000French football “needs” Neymar, according to the country’s federation president Noel Le Graet, who said the Brazilian star “must stay” at Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / MAURO PIMENTELPARIS, France, May 30 – French football “needs” Neymar, according to the country’s federation president Noel Le Graet, who said the Brazilian star “must stay” at Paris Saint-Germain.“We need this image, he’s a fantastic footballer,” Le Graet told AFP Wednesday.
Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal’s decision to overhaul the Manchester United squad, and claimed the Dutchman has made a ‘brilliant’ start to his reign.Speaking publicly for the first time about Van Gaal’s appointment at Old Trafford, Ferguson revealed he has been impressed by the approach he has taken at Old Trafford.Since taking charge in July, Van Gaal has dismantled Ferguson’s last title-winning team, with Danny Welbeck, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra among 14 players shipped out, and has spent more than £150million on six new arrivals.And Ferguson believes the 63-year-old former Netherlands boss has made the right in call in trying to stamp his own identity on the club.In quotes carried by the Daily Telegraph from a forthcoming MUTV documentary, the legendary former United boss said: “Louis van Gaal has made a lot of changes and, thinking about that, actually maybe he’s doing the right thing, to clear the decks and build his own team – because he’s got the experience and coaching ability to do that.“The way he’s approached it, I think he has been brilliant.”Van Gaal endured a difficult start to his Old Trafford career with his side’s defensive problems highlighted by a dramatic 5-3 defeat at Leicester last month.But since that loss United have defied a mounting injury list to secure successive wins over West Ham and Everton to move up into the top four. 1 Louis van Gaal
7. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – France superstar Griezmann is spending at least one more year in Spain, but already his potential move next summer is being spoken about. Signing a new contract hasnt dampened speculation with the player saying: To be honest, I dont know. Im going to be here next season, after that well see. 1. Jose Mourinho is unhappy with the lack of transfer business – Click the right arrow above for more Manchester United news and rumours… – During the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, there werent too many leaks out of Old Trafford, but currently several media outlets have managed to get wind of Mourinhos unhappiness. Last summer, Manchester United had four deals done early doors, but currently only have Victor Lindelof signed up when they ideally want four transfers in total. The main reason behind Mourinhos unhappiness appears to centre around the fact he wanted his new stars to be with the club for the start of their pre-season tour. It’s been a difficult summer as Manchester United attempt to strengthen their team ahead of the new season.The Red Devils may have signed Victor Lindelof, but in their bid to land a number of key targets early in the window, they appear to be failing.Several stars, including Alvaro Morata are being linked with big money moves, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been unable to land them, which has seemingly irked Jose Mourinho.So what is the latest news doing the rounds about transfers at Old Trafford? Click the right arrow above to find out… 6. Chris Smalling to West Ham or West Brom – With West Ham and West Brom on the England defenders tail, the 27-year-old is seeking talks at Old Trafford. Smalling wants first-team assurances ahead of next years World Cup, but it appears Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly will see it curtailed. 2. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – Spain star Morata has, reportedly, been Jose Mourinhos top attacking target this summer, but still a deal hasnt been done. Currently, Real are holding out for a £72m fee, but the Red Devils are trying to lower this asking price. It is believed the player still expects a move to happen, but it might not happen in time for him to join them at the start of their pre-season tour. Mourinho is said to want the deal done by Sunday, but there are still hoops to jump through to get the deal over the line. 7 7 7 7 4. Wayne Rooney to Everton – A deal to take the England international back to Goodison Park is creeping ever closer. It appears the move will be a free transfer, allowing Everton to pay him £250,000 a week, over two years. 3. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) – With Mourinho urging Ed Woodward to hurry up with his transfer business, it appears the Croat could join imminently. Italian media is suggesting the player has agreed personal terms, which will see him get paid £6.2m a year. A transfer fee still needs to be sorted, though, with Manchester United around £10m below the figure Inter Milan. 5. David De Gea to Real Madrid – As Real Madrid seek a long-term replacement for Keylor Navas, they may be about to turn their attention to De Gea once more. Earlier in the summer, Real had been interested in landing Gianluigi Donnarumma, but this deal now appears to be off the table, leaving them to look at other options. Talks between the club and his agent are likely but its doubtful a transfer will materialise any time soon. 7 7 7
St Eunan’s GAA News:The Under-21 Footballers are back in action this Sunday, February 1st in the Ulster Club Semi Final at Kickhams Creggan G.A.C. taking on St. Joseph’s of Cavan. Throw in is provisionally set for 2pm.A hugely successful Dinner Dance took place on Friday evening last in the Mount Errigal Hotel. The event was hosted by Charlie Collins and special guests on the night were County Chairman Mr. Sean Dunnion, Rev. Stewart Wright and Fr. Eamonn Kelly.Our victorious Senior, Senior Reserve and Under-21 Footballers were presented with their Championship medals, and the other award winners on the evening were;Hall of Fame – Damien JudgeClub Person of the Year – Noel Mc Dermott Appreciation Award – Adrian ShieldsSenior Footballer of the Year – Conall DunneReserve Footballers – Sean Hume and Barry McGeehinU-21 Footballer – Conor ParkeYoung Footballer – Conor Morrison Junior Footballer – Ciaran McIntyreSenior Hurler – Eugene OrganYoung Hurler – Conor O’GradySenior Ladies Footballer – Eimhear Bradley Young Ladies Footballer – Naomi McMenaminPresentations were also made to recognise the following club members;County Footballers Rory Kavanagh and Eamonn Doherty.County Hurling Manager Ray Durcak.County Hurlers Sean McVeigh, Conor McVeigh, Eugene Organ, Kevin Meehan and Colm Flood.Club Referees Michael Mulhern (Football) and James Connors (Hurling).A special word of thanks also goes to The Mount Errigal Hotel, Arena 7 and Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure for their generous sponsorship of spot prizes on the night.A huge crowd was on hand for the Minor Board Presentation which took place on Sunday evening, also in the Mount Errigal Hotel. MC for the evening was Minor Board Chairperson Mr. Pauric Daly and Special Guests were Rory Kavanagh, Eamonn Doherty, Ray Durack and Geraldine McLaughlin.Presentations were made to recognise the achievements of the following.U-11 Footballers – Go Games – Carryduff, Bellaghy and Gary Doyle Cup Shield Winners.U-12 HurlersU-14 HurlersU-16 Girls FootballersU-13 Hurlers League WinnersMinor Hurlers League Winners6 Representatives on the U-16 C All Ireland Winning TeamU-13 Girls Football Co. ChampionsU-13 Boys Football Co. ChampionsU-16 Boys Football Regional League/Championship WinnersU-16 Hurling Co. ChampionsU-15 Boys Football Donegal and Ulster Óg Sport WinnersAppreciation Award – Michael Mulhern (Referee)Special Award – Niall O’Donnell, U16 Ulster Academy SquadDonegal Minor players Sean Daffan, Conall O’Boyle, Conor Morrison, Michael Miller and David Tyrrell.Special Award – Paul McGovern and Brian McGeehin – Managers Donegal/Ulster Óg Sport Winners.Minor Board Person of The Year – Eunan O’Donnell.Congratulations to all award winners over the two evenings and to those who organised and co-ordinated two hugely successful events.Lotto.This week’s winning numbers were – 2,4,5,18There were 4x match 3 winners, each getting €25.John Coleman, The FairwaysJohn McColgan, Hawthorn HeightsLeo Donnelly, Cathedral PlacePaul Carr, LoughnaginAll winners were direct debit subscribers.Next week’s jackpot is €1200.GAA NEWS: CONALL DUNNE CROWNED ST EUNAN’S SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Eunans
9. Tahith Chong (Manchester United) – LWOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 858. Brahim Diaz (Manchester City) – LWOverall rating – 69Potential rating – 867. Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) – CBOverall rating – 63Potential rating – 866. Angel Gomes (Manchester United) – CAMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 87 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update If you are having a go with career mode you’ll know you need to pick up some wonderkids if you really want to succeed.There’s nothing better than watching a starlet you’ve signed go on to become one of the best players in the world.But who are the best starlets, aged 20 and under, in the Premier League right now for you to sign and conquer the world with.Check out the 22 who have a potential rating of 84 and above here Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 8 16. Ademola Lookman (Everton) – LMOverall rating – 72Potential rating – 8415. Tom Davies (Everton) – CMOverall rating – 75Potential rating – 8414. Billy Gilmour (Chelsea) – CAMOverall rating – 61Potential rating – 8413. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) – LWOverall rating – 63Potential rating – 84 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT changes predicted 8 Sessegnon hasn’t got the goals he did in the Championship but is still very young. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings latest SORRY TOP WORK 8 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Are you going to sign any of these stars in FIFA 19’s Career Mode? 8 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Wan-Bissaka looks a brilliant prospect at Selhurst Park. The Argentine centre-back is well-liked by Mauricio Pochettino. whoops Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 22. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – RBOverall rating – 72Potential rating – 84 tense Most Popular Premier League News huge blow 8 Smith Rowe thrilled in pre-season and has since scored in the Europa League. It’s stunning to think Rashford is still only 20. 12. Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal) – STOverall rating – 64Potential rating – 8411. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) – CMOverall rating – 71Potential rating – 8410. Juan Foyth (Tottenham) – CBOverall rating – 70Potential rating – 85 8 21. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham on loan from Manchester United) – RBOverall rating – 74Potential rating – 8420. Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) – RBOverall rating – 72Potential rating – 8419. Claudio Gomes (Manchester City) – CDMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 8418. Rhian Brewster (Liverpool) – STOverall rating – 62Potential rating – 8417. Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) – STOverall rating – 70Potential rating – 84 revealed 8 FIFA 19 has been consuming a lot of people’s time since its release in September.We’re all gripped by the new game and testing our skills against mates and online foes alike, with varying degrees of success. Solanke is struggling for games right now but is highly rated. Angel Gomes made his Manchester United debut on the last day of the 2016/17 Premier League season 5. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – LWOverall rating – 69Potential rating – 874. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) – LWOverall rating – 75Potential rating – 88 3. Phil Foden (Manchester City) – CAMOverall rating – 73Potential rating – 882. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – RBOverall rating – 78Potential rating – 881. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – LWOverall rating – 81Potential rating – 89 8 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?