‘We’re alive and kicking!’ Sherwood at his animated best following Aston Villa’s survival-boosting derby win

first_imgAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says his side ‘don’t ever want to see the bottom-three again’, after their derby win over West Brom lifted the Villans three points clear of the relegation zone.Christian Benteke scored an injury-time penalty to seal a vital victory for the struggling side, their first in 13 Premier League games, after Baggies star Saido Berahino cancelled out Gabriel Agbonlahor’s opener.It was also the first points for Sherwood since taking over from axed boss Paul Lambert in February, and the new coach insists his side are ‘alive and kicking’ for their fight for top flight safety.“It’s a huge three points,” said the boss. “Psychologically, we’re out of the bottom-three, for now, and we don’t ever want to see it again.“We can bounce into our next games, which are winnable, and we’re alive and kicking now.”Sherwood also hailed the Villa Park faithful, who were in fine voice throughout the derby clash, and insists the team will need their support for the rest of the season as they look to climb even further away from the drop.“It’s been a tough time and I don’t think we got what we deserved in the first couple of games since I’ve been in charge,” he added.“When that happens the pressure rises and temperature heats up for everyone, for myself and the players, but the fans helped us today, they were magnificent.“We set the tone of the game and we got the crowd on our side because they saw we were on the front foot, we dictated the football match.“I thought we were in full control in the first-half and we should really have gone further ahead, but Tony Pulis’ sides are very stubborn and invariably it was a set-piece they score from.“But we stuck at it, there was a lot of bravery from the team tonight, and we got a little bit of luck at the end.“The boys want to give credit to the fans, they were fantastic tonight and we’re going to need them between now and the end of the season.”last_img read more

My Donegal – with new Mayor of Muff Cathal Doherty

first_imgCathal Doherty is a well-known resident from Inishowen who was recently elected as the new Mayor of Muff at the Muff annual festival after raising the most money for charity, this is Cathal’s ‘My Donegal.’1) Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Inishowen Head. The walk has stunning views of the Atlantic and Magilligan across the water.(2 ) Where in Donegal do you call home?Muff, it’s the place I was born and raised. The village is the kind of place where everyone knows everyone, which is great. The views over the Foyle are amazing aswell.(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Jim McGuinness, he brought home the Sam Maguire in 2012 and shut down the county for a month. Who doesn’t look up to him?(4) What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Malin Head definitely, since Star Wars was filmed there it has brought in a lot of tourists. Malin Head being Ireland’s most northerly point also helps.(5) Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?Definitely the summers.(6) What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal?A long road trip around the county, making stops at Fanad and other places in west Donegal. The views in this county are amazing.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Hard to beat a cold bottle of Football Special.(8) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Micheal Murphy.(9) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Rosato’s Moville.(10) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Saying ‘hi’ after every sentence, hi.(11) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Transport. The county is so disconnected from the rest of the country. I feel we should have better public transport. Something needs to be done about this.(12) What is your favourite Donegal food?Nothing better than new spuds from Hugh McCarron.(13) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?There’s nothing I can think of, to be honest.(14) Do you have a favourite local band?The High Flying Paddy’s, hard to beat the Sunday sesh.(15) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Invest in better transport infrastructure.(16) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel O’Donnell all the way.(17) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The county has a lot of history behind it, from it being a viking settlement to its part in the wars. The people are sound aswell.My Donegal – with new Mayor of Muff Cathal Doherty was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more