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Neuer back training, says Heynckes, but ‘keeper still in World Cup limbo

By on January 6, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Injured Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is fighting to get fit in time for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/Archives / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMINICH, Germany, Apr 6 – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer “did well” in a first training session since fracturing his foot but remains in limbo in terms of a return to competition, said coach Jupp Heynckes on Friday.“The session went well,” Heynckes said, a day after Neuer put on the gloves for the first time since injuring his foot last September. “Given the circumstances, he’s doing very well. He’s in no pain and his foot is showing no negative signs.”While 32-year-old Neuer is hoping to return in time for the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Russia, Germany coach Joachim Loew has hinted he would not take the Bayern shot-stopper if not fully fit.That could leave Barcelona ‘keeper Marc Andre ter-Stegen as Germany’s number one in Russia.Heynckes, 72, said Bayern are sticking to a plan they have put together with the club’s medical experts.He added: “We will continue to discuss our plan. We will stick to it, then we will see what happens.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man who felt pensioner’s bum and then knocked him unconscious is found not guilty

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgA young man who knocked a pensioner unconscious after feeling his bottom in a chip-shop has been found not guilty of the attack.Kevin Crawford, 22, walked free from Letterkenny Circuit Court today, after a jury needed just 17 minutes to find him innocent. The jury of seven women and five men had watched CCTV footage from the Chicken Corner Takeway in Buncrana which showed footage of the row which took place on April 26th, 2014.The film showed Crawford feeling the backside of Patrick ‘Pa’ Deeney, 67, before the pensioner reacted by swinging out an elbow at 6’2″ Crawford.Crawford reacted by throwing just one punch at Deeney which knocked him unconscious even before he hit the floor of the takeaway.Mr Deeney’s son-in-law Shay Kinsella rushed to the pensioner’s aid as blood streamed from his nose and mouth.Patrick ‘Pa’ DeeneyAs he stood over the unconscious man, Kinsella told the attacker “You f***ing killed him.”He then alleged that Crawford said “”He had it coming, he deserved it.”In his evidence, Crawford said he had been in a car crash several months before the incident in the chip-shop and had broken two bones in his jaw.He said he was left in huge pain when Patrick Deeney struck him with his elbow.He denied that he was homosexual but said he liked girls and was only feeling Mr Deeney’s bum for a bit of fun as he had consumed four pints and was in great spirits.Mr Crawford grandfather Eddie gave evidence that he contacted Pa Deeney about five weeks after the incident to see how he was.He alleged that Mr Deeney called his grandson a “queer bastard” and told him to send him away before he is found dead.The jury retired to consider if Crawford, of  Burwood, Buncrana, was guilty of assault causing harm but return with a not guilty verdict just 17 minutes later.Man who felt pensioner’s bum and then knocked him unconscious is found not guilty was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:bumbuncranadonegalfeelKevin CRawfordtouchlast_img read more

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