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Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League title

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement MORE: Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk backs Adrian to step up after injury to Alisson City kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 5-0 win over West Ham (Picture: Getty)Mourinho is hopeful that Chelsea can enjoy some success this season under new manager Frank Lampard despite feeling the effects of their two-window transfer ban. ‘I want to say the obvious thing. We would love Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal to be at that level. Football is unpredictable,’ he added.‘I think we all agree we are speaking about a team that won everything in England and we are speaking about the European champions and the runners up.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘And then we are speaking about United who finished sixth. And Arsenal finished fifth and playing Europa League too.‘Chelsea with this ban, which is not dramatic, because if someone could answer that ban it’s Chelsea.‘If that ban happens to one of the other clubs, it would be much more difficult. I hope something great happens with them.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Aug 2019 1:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Jose Mourinho believes Spurs will challenge Man City and Liverpool for the title (Picture: Sky Sports)Jose Mourinho has backed Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City to challenge for the Premier League title and joked that even City’s B team could compete for the trophy.Liverpool pushed City to the final weekend last term but, in the end, finished runners-up behind Pep Guardiola’s side despite amassing 97 points across a magnificent campaign.While Spurs ended the season 27 points behind City down in fourth, Mourinho is confident the north London club will be in the title race this time around after a strong summer transfer window.The Portuguese, though, believes United, Chelsea and Arsenal lack the firepower to be challenging at the business end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked which teams will be in the title race ahead of United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford, Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘Four: Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and… Man City’s B team.‘When I looked at the bench yesterday, there were some images of the bench, and the players that were not even involved, I think even their B team could fight for the title.‘Independent of what happens today [Manchester United vs. Chelsea], even if one of the teams plays magnificently and has a fantastic result, I don’t believe that they are going to be in the title race.‘It’s also a little bit difficult for me, in spite of some really good players, I don’t think Arsenal will be in a title race. But I think Tottenham has to join it.’ Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League titlelast_img read more

$40 million plan turning mental hospital into 400 homes

first_imgFrom mental hospital to executive style apartments, this transformation at Kernow is one for the ages. Picture: Lydia KellnerA FORMER mental hospital is being given a $40 million overhaul that will turn the site into a masterplanned community with more than 400 homes.Purchased for a little over $1 million by British investor Les Bone 10 years ago, the plan was to turn former mental hospital Mosman Hall in Charters Towers into Kernow Park over the next two years. One of the completed apartments atKernow.“We want to hear from builders and renovators as stage two will consist of land blocks, retirement units and a clubhouse and bar by the lake,” Mr Bone said. With Stage One now completed, investors are invited to inspect one of the 14 self-contained units atKernow.Mr Bone and partner Vanessa Stanley-Johns decided to transform the property into a masterplanned community, starting with the construction of 15 self-contained units.“We built these 15 units to show people what can be done with these old buildings,” Mr Bone said.“Stage one was completed last year and the market we’re now going for is investment properties.“So the idea is that people buy these properties, not to live in but to rent out and manage on the owner’s behalf, a bit like what you see being done on the Gold Coast and in Cairns. There is no serviced apartment accommodation in Charters Towers.” Historical images of the old mental asylum, Mosman Hall, in Charters Towers.the site was “formerly a 1950s government asylum and set on elevated ground surrounded by 126 acres of untamed land”, according to the developer whose plan was to create a lively mixed-use community of more than 400 dwellings. The way it used to be. Images of Block B which is yet to be developed but will mirror Block AWith two of the units already sold to Western Australian investors, Mr Bone said he was ready to move on to the next phase: the construction of a 200ha lake and the rejuvenation of the main admin building.The last stage of Phase One will be the off-plan sale of the 13 units in the opposite wing which, by continuing the same unique design process undertaken in Block A, will finish what will be a unique development. Artist impression of the completedKernow project.It will include up to 33 apartments and cottages, all of which will feature pool or garden views, original high ceilings and refurbished floorboards.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Bone, who is based in Hong Kong, said he was first drawn to Charters Towers in 2003 when he purchased a mining and drilling company. Developers Les Bone and partner Vanessa Stanley-Johns have big plans for the former asylum, now known asKernow.“When I came here, I used to stay at a place called Cattleman’s Rest. One day the owner said to me: ‘I’m going to see this old hospital that’s up for tender, do you want to come?’“So I did, put a tender on it and won it without any idea what we were going to do with it.“So now we have 8000 sq m of buildings and 200 acres in the town.”last_img read more

Burton and Day to depart Baggies

first_img The pair have been given notice to end their contracts and placed on ‘garden leave’ with immediate effect as part of an on-going review into the club’s performance. “Both Terry and Mervyn depart with our best wishes for their future endeavours and gratitude for their efforts during another demanding season,” chairman Jeremy Peace told wba.co.uk. Press Association West Brom have announced the departures of technical director Terry Burton and head of recruitment Mervyn Day less than a year into their jobs. center_img “But I am on record as saying the club would be engaged in an on-going review at all levels and it was felt changes were required. “We are looking ahead positively to a new beginning under Tony Pulis after two gruelling seasons. “All our focus now is on preparing the squad for a stronger performance. “Our plans for this summer are already in place. “In Tony, we have a very experienced and hands-on operator. In the fullness of time we will recruit suitable candidates for the posts.” Burton was appointed in May 2014, with Day given his role in July but the arrival of Pulis, who replaced Alan Irvine in January, has seen the club move in a different direction. last_img read more