Rooney hurt by United form

first_img For Rooney, though, the players need to do their bit. “We all have to step up,” he told a number of national newspapers ahead of Sunday’s away game with Aston Villa. “It hasn’t been good enough of late and we all have to come forward and show why we were champions last year and do better. We have a good run of games now and hopefully we can do that.” Rooney is one United player who could be admonished of blame for United’s form. The England international has been the club’s stand-out player this season, but still considers himself culpable. “It’s not about me, it’s about the team. If the team isn’t doing well then my form is not important – we have to do well as a team and roll our sleeves up and really pull ourselves together,” he added. “It’s not nice (the table). We are all proud players and it’s not nice being there. It hurts. Hopefully there will be a reaction.” Much has been said about the transfer business Moyes did in the summer and how much he is expected to do in the forthcoming window. Some have criticised the Scot for his dealings, with others claiming United no longer spend big, but he is adamant that the money is there for him to freshen things up should he so wish. The champions currently sit ninth in the Premier League and are nine points behind Everton who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot. With David Moyes still adapting to life in Sir Alex Ferguson’s place as manager, the transition has been a long one and questions have been asked of where United are heading on and off the field. Press Association “We can definitely find the money for a big deal, 100 per cent,” he told national newspapers. “I know that because the money was available this summer. We were very close to a major, major signing, and if it had gone through it would have definitely shown what the club is worth. “We didn’t do it in the end, we didn’t quite get there because players had chosen other clubs or made different decisions, but we were close to a couple of major signings and we didn’t miss out because of money, that’s for sure.” With United’s pursuit of a top-four spot currently off-beam, questions have been asked in some places as to how the club’s owners would react if Moyes and his players fail to qualify for the competition next season. Moyes was dubbed as ‘the chosen one’ after being picked for the job by Ferguson and former United defender Gary Neville believes Moyes should remain, no matter what. “My view is simple: David Moyes deserves to have the same period of time that every Manchester United manager has had,” he wrote in the Mail on Sunday. “I don’t care what Chelsea or Real Madrid do in sacking their managers after winning trophies. “Manchester United should be different and stay true to their values. And even if United didn’t qualify for the Champions League, which would be a huge disappointment, I would maintain that view.” Wayne Rooney is “hurt” by the way Manchester United’s title defence has started and has told his team-mates they need to start delivering.last_img read more


first_imgThe Loughanure Technical School opened its doors to the youth of the Rosses, Gweedore & Cloughaneely in Sept 1938.Loughanure Technical CollegeIt continued as an educational facility until 1978 when its use was then changed to an Irish college.This year marks the 75th year since that opening and plans are well underway for a reunion of all past pupils and teachers or anyone associated with the Tech spanning those 40 years. The Reunion event will take place over two days, Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th August with the Rosses Community School running an event on Sunday 25th.• The weekend will start off on Friday morning the 23rd with a Golf competition for past pupils/teachers & a guest at Cruit Island Golf Club, tees reserved from 10 – 11am. Further info @ Jimmy Bonner 074 9543296. Later that evening @ 7pm a memorial service will be held at the Loughanure Tech in memory of past pupils/teachers who have gone to their eternal reward.Buses will re-enact the old Swilly routes (free of charge) starting in Crolly @ 6:00pm and will pick up as they go through Annagry, Mullaghduff, Kincasslagh, Burtonport, Dungloe then on to Loughanure. Return journey will start @ 11 pm from the Tech. Plese forward the names of deceased members before the 23rd. Refreshments and music will follow. This is a night for reminising and an open invitation is extended to everyone.• On Saturday 24th @ 12noon a heritage walk and talk will take place in Loughanure starting and ending at the Tech. This walk is to celebrate National Heritage week and will visit all the historical points of interest in and around the beautiful village of Loughanure. Time approx 2:5hrs. Contact Eugene or Cormac @ 086 3899345 for further details Saturday evening 24th the highlight of the weekend, a Buffet & dance or ‘The Prom we never had’ will take place at Ionad Sport Na Rosann, Rosses Community School, Dungloe. Buffet served from 8:30pm sharp, dancing 10 – 2am with full bar. This is a ticket only event and is limited to past pupils/teacher and one guest. We would appeal for any old photographs or memorabilia relating to the Tech and especially ask any past member to get in touch and tell us their stories around life at the School. Visit our facebook page on Loch An Iúir Tech Reunion or e-mail us on If you would like further information on this event, you can contact any of the following committee members; Frances / 087 9031633 Rosie / 0749531273 or Joan 074 9522381/ Dennis 0851741917/ Eugene 0863899345 or log onto and read John Sweeneys comprehensive history. LOUGHANURE TECH TO CELEBRATE ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE was last modified: June 4th, 2013 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:Loughanure Technical CollegeREUNIONlast_img read more