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Keble hall manager bows out


first_imgWell known around college for his unchanging  attire of bowtie and waistcoat, McHugh was given a fond farewell by Keble students in the college’s inaugural Summer Hall. James Newton, the then JCR President, presented him with a framed bowtie and waistcoat as a token of the JCR’s appreciation.The dress code for the evening was ‘smart with a hint of Gerard’,  and as such many students, male and female, attended wearing the hall manager’s preferred neck wear.McHugh, who attended Exeter College (matriculating in 1975), said he intends to do very little in his retirement. “I have some trips abroad planned, but other than that I think I’ll just relax and listen to some cricket on the wireless.”He will also return to Keble on occasion to host his quiz nights, planning one for Freshers’ Week. As the new JCR President, Sean Ford, said, “Gerard has made a fantastic contribution to college life, but his retirement is not the end. Gerard will still be returning for the quizzes, hopefully for years to come.”Despite being an Exeter alumnus, McHugh waxed lyrical about his time at Keble. When asked for his favourite memories, he explained, “From the minute I walked in, in 2002, I’ve been made to feel so welcome, so part of the place, it’s just been a delight. I can’t think of anything particular, except for maybe last Friday when you all made that big fuss!”The ‘big fuss’ refers to the several minutes of applause and cheering that followed Newton’s short speech of farewell and thanks at Summer Hall. One student even knocked over a lamp in his enthusiasm, having stood up to toast the popular hall manager.Despite several assertions to the contrary by Keble students, McHugh expects Keble to manage very well without him in the coming years. “It will cope perfectly well. It got along for 132 years without me after all!”last_img read more


Week 17 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker


first_imgHas anyone ever uttered the phrase, “Kickers win fantasy football championships”? If not, they probably could — the problem is that it’s harder to predict kickers on a week-to-week basis than any other fantasy football position. But for one final time, we’ll try to do that in our Week 17 fantasy kicker rankings, which prominently feature Zane Gonzalez, Matt Gay, and Younghoe Koo.The biggest variable that will present itself in Week 17 is weather. Most games are in warm locales or domes this week, but there are a few potentially worrisome spots. Oakland takes on the Broncos in Denver, which is normally a great kicking spot for Daniel Carlson and Brandon McManus in the thin air, but we’ll have to see if there will be snow on the field impacting things. The Giants host the Eagles, the Patriots host the Dolphins, the Bengals host the Browns, and the Bills host the Jets. Thankfully for us, most kickers in those games aren’t even worth using in fantasy in good weather, so stick with the names near the top of our rankings that shouldn’t have big weather issues. WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STIt will be worth watching one injury in Week 17, and that’s Greg Zuerlein’s quad. He kicked through it in Week 16 and probably is fine, but there could be some whispers throughout the week and you wouldn’t want to be unprepared for an absence. Otherwise, though, relevant kickers have remained mostly healthy.MORE: Which players are sitting out Week 17? Hopefully your fantasy matchup doesn’t come down to the kicker spot. But if it does, you’ll be able to tell your friends that a kicker won you a fantasy championship.WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 17 Fantasy Rankings: KickerWEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesRankPlayer1Justin Tucker, BAL vs. PIT2Greg Zuerlein, LAR vs. ARZ3Michael Badgley, LAC @ KC4Harrison Butker, KC vs. LAC5Zane Gonzalez, ARZ @ LAR6Matt Gay, TB vs. ATL7Younghoe Koo, ATL @ TB8Wil Lutz, NO @ CAR9Joey Slye, CAR vs. NO10Matt Prater, DET vs. GB11Mason Crosby, GB @ DET12Brandon McManus, DEN vs. OAK13Daniel Carlson, OAK @ DEN14Dan Bailey, MIN vs. CHI15Josh Lambo, JAX vs. IND16Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. TEN17Kai Forbath, DAL vs. WAS18Jason Myers, SEA vs. SF19Jake Elliott, PHI @ NYG20Nick Folk, NE vs. MIA21Robbie Gould, SF @ SEA22Chris Boswell, PIT @ BAL23Eddy Pineiro, CHI @ MIN24Austin Seibert, CLE @ CIN25Jason Sanders, MIA @ NE26Dustin Hopkins, WAS @ DAL27Chase McLaughlin, IND @ JAX28Greg Joseph, TEN @ HOU29Randy Bullock, CIN vs. CLE30Aldrick Rosas, NYG vs. PHI31Sam Ficken, NYJ @ BUF32Stephen Hauschka, BUF vs. NYJlast_img read more


Football fans call for racism to be punished with points deductions


first_img huge blow Racism could be an issue at the 2022 Qatar World Cup REVEALED Nearly two-thirds of football fans across the world would support tougher penalties for clubs or national teams which fail to tackle racist abuse.Kick It Out, in conjunction with live-score app Forza Football, has released the results of the largest recorded study into racism in football.Kick It Out’s George Starkey-Midha told talkSPORT: “There is an appetite for punishments such as points deductions or more comprehensive stadium bans.” These would be administered only in instances of persistent abuse, meaning clubs would not be penalised if one supporter embarks on a tirade.27,000 people from 38 countries responded to the survey.50% of UK fans have witnessed racist abuse at a match, yet only 40% would know how to report it.Kick It Out founder Lord Ouseley said: “Around every football club there should be signs everywhere, there should be opportunities for people to download apps and complain either to clubs directly or to Kick It Out, or to the FA or the appropriate league.”Fans were also asked whether they would feel comfortable with a player of a different ethnic or racial background to them representing their club or country, with an average of 84 per cent saying they would. MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 ADVICE Kick It Out have released the figures Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF Latest Football News RANKED REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade It’s renewed fears that racism could be a problem at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.Forza Football CEO Patrik Arnesson believes FIFA should demand assurances before allowing the country to host the tournament.He told talkSPORT: “They should have done that in Russia, I think they should make sure that happens with Qatar. In every single country where we play football there should be no racist abuse.”Globally, 74% of fans want FIFA to consider previous racist abuse when awarding countries international tournaments. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fans in Norway (95%), Sweden (94%), and Brazil (93%) felt the most comfortable, followed by the UK (92%).Mr Starkey-Midha added: “In a stadium like Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge that is still a few thousand fans who have issues with black players, with the integration of the BAME community into football. That’s not to say all those fans are standing up and racially abusing players, but there are clearly issues there that we have to work on.”The results revealed a different picture in the Middle East.Only 11% of fans in Saudi Arabia said they would feel comfortable with a footballer of a different ethnicity to them playing for their club or country, while the figures for Lebanon (15%) and the United Arab Emirates (19%) were also very low. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more