deputy manager – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://athenasite.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-1-120x120.png deputy manager – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ 32 32 Former SBI deputy director at Cuttack detained for fraud – The New Indian Express https://athenasite.net/former-sbi-deputy-director-at-cuttack-detained-for-fraud-the-new-indian-express/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/former-sbi-deputy-director-at-cuttack-detained-for-fraud-the-new-indian-express/ Through Express press service CUTTACK: Former deputy manager of State Bank of India (SBI), Chandi Chowk branch in the city, has been arrested for allegedly withdrawing two overdue fixed deposits worth over Rs 7 lakh each from a customer. Police said a Geetanjali Das of Mandapada within Choudwar Police boundary had a savings bank and […]]]>

Through Express press service

CUTTACK: Former deputy manager of State Bank of India (SBI), Chandi Chowk branch in the city, has been arrested for allegedly withdrawing two overdue fixed deposits worth over Rs 7 lakh each from a customer.

Police said a Geetanjali Das of Mandapada within Choudwar Police boundary had a savings bank and two fixed deposit accounts worth Rs 7 lakh each at SBI, Chandi Chowk branch.

Accused Chandra Bhanu Rout of Ramagada under Lalbag Police Station who was appointed Deputy Branch Manager in 2020 had fraudulently withdrawn fixed deposits from Das along with interest amounting to Rs 16,15,000 by transferring the sum on various accounts belonging to himself and his relatives.

The fraud was revealed during an internal audit after the accused was transferred and appointed as the director of SBI, Tulasipur branch. Based on departmental procedures following the audit report, the accused who was suspended, fled although a complaint was filed against him based on a report submitted by the branch manager of the time, SBI, Chandi Chowk Sangita Cleetus.

Rout’s cell phone was located and he was arrested in Baula Chowk the same day. A car and scooter bought by Rout with the money were seized from him.

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Ex-Hatter McNulty appointed deputy director of Chester FC https://athenasite.net/ex-hatter-mcnulty-appointed-deputy-director-of-chester-fc/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 14:18:28 +0000 https://athenasite.net/ex-hatter-mcnulty-appointed-deputy-director-of-chester-fc/ Steve McNulty during his playing days with the Hatters Former Luton defender Steve McNulty has been named the new deputy manager of Chester FC in the National League North. The 38-year-old was with the Hatters from 2013 to 2015, making 125 appearances and scoring twice, as Town regained his place in the Football League. Since […]]]>
Steve McNulty during his playing days with the Hatters

Former Luton defender Steve McNulty has been named the new deputy manager of Chester FC in the National League North.

The 38-year-old was with the Hatters from 2013 to 2015, making 125 appearances and scoring twice, as Town regained his place in the Football League.

Since leaving Kenilworth Road, McNulty has worked at Tranmere Rovers and York City, before moving to Witton Albion as a players coach in August 2020.

A statement posted on the official Chester website said: “Chester FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve McNulty as deputy manager to Steve Watson.

“The 38-year-old has celebrated six promotions with four clubs during a successful playing career, most notably as captain of Tranmere Rovers in back-to-back promotions from the National League to Ligue 1.

“He comes from Witton Albion, where he has been a player-coach since August 2020, and we thank the Wincham Park club for their help.

McNulty, who will be registered as a Blues player subject to FA and National League approval, played under Steve Watson in York and has also represented Barrow, Fleetwood Town and Luton Town.

“He will be in the canoe for our game today against AFC Fylde.”

Meanwhile, Witton Albion tweeted: “Steve McNulty left The Albion today to team up with Steve Watson as Deputy Director of @ChesterFC.

“We would like to thank Macca for his service at Wincham Park and wish him the best of luck for the next step in his coaching career.”

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Steven Schumacher on Plymouth Argyle Behind-the-Scenes Staff New Deputy Director https://athenasite.net/steven-schumacher-on-plymouth-argyle-behind-the-scenes-staff-new-deputy-director/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 19:00:09 +0000 https://athenasite.net/steven-schumacher-on-plymouth-argyle-behind-the-scenes-staff-new-deputy-director/ Steven Schumacher is in talks with someone he hopes will become his deputy manager at Plymouth Argyle. The new Pilgrims boss has also confirmed that he does not expect any backstage staff at the League One club to leave following Ryan Lowe’s resignation to take charge of Preston North End. Kevin Nancekivell will continue as […]]]>

Steven Schumacher is in talks with someone he hopes will become his deputy manager at Plymouth Argyle.

The new Pilgrims boss has also confirmed that he does not expect any backstage staff at the League One club to leave following Ryan Lowe’s resignation to take charge of Preston North End.

Kevin Nancekivell will continue as the first team coach and Schumacher has spoken enthusiastically about him and their working relationship.

Read more: Argyle confirms long-term contract details for Steven Schumacher

Schumacher made his comments at a press conference at Home Park on Tuesday afternoon, which was also attended by general manager Andrew Parkinson and soccer director Neil Dewsnip.

Regarding a new deputy manager, Schumacher said: “There are plans to bring someone in. We are currently talking to someone who we hope can come and help us and be part of the team.

“Someone who I think is going to be important for me to develop first of all as a manager and also to help the team to be better.

“Discussions will continue. He can’t wait to come and take a look around and see what the job is all about. I hope he can do that in the next few days and that can be resolved fairly quickly. . “

Nancekivell had a stint as a player with Argyle and held a number of different coaching roles as a club, including two short stints as interim manager.

The 50-year-old continued as a first-team coach when Lowe and Schumacher left Bury for the Pilgrims in the summer of 2019 and Schumacher holds him in high regard.

Schumacher said: “We have spent a lot of time together over the past few years, planning, conducting sessions, reviewing, traveling across the country.

“We also became very good friends with (his wife) Jo and his daughters, so I think that’s important. We have a great relationship.

“Nance is also a very good coach and is extremely important to Plymouth Argyle. I anticipate Nance will be here a lot longer than likely everyone else in this room. He’s Mr. Argyle and we don’t want to lose him.”

Regarding the possibility of new departures of Argyle staff following Lowe’s resignation, Schumacher said: “I don’t anticipate that to happen, no. measure.

“But, at the moment, all of the staff are fully committed to Plymouth Argyle and rightly so, and committed to the new manager and what we are trying to do for the future.”

It was a 48-hour whirlwind for Argyle and Schumacher after Preston made his official approach for Lowe on Sunday, December 5, following the 2-1 FA Cup second round victory at Rochdale.

Two days later, Lowe took over from Preston after paying Argyle what Parkinson described as “contractual” compensation and Schumacher was immediately named his successor.

He has already taken charge of two games, a 1-1 draw with MK Dons last Wednesday and the 2-1 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.

Schumacher said: “I think I’ve learned that I have good people around me. I couldn’t have finished those two games if I didn’t have that.

“Neil and Andrew told me that I had their full support for the MK Dons game so that I could then focus on trying to organize the squad with the rest of the coaching staff, which I think we did.

“Secondly, I learned that the players are behind me because I think in the last two games everyone could see that they gave what they had.

“It’s been a tough week on the road, three games away and against MK Dons and Sunderland, who are two of the best teams in the division.

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“I think the guys stood up against them, had a good result at MK Dons and failed on Saturday after what was a rough start.”

Argyle is sixth in League One after a string of difficult results after a superb 16-game unbeaten streak earlier in the season.

Schumacher’s first game as manager at Home Park will be against Charlton Athletic on Saturday in their last pre-Christmas game.

Regarding his goal for the rest of the season, he said: “To continue to improve. I think everyone knows we have made a good start but we have half a season left.

“We have to take the next game almost like the first game, if you will. There is half a season left, we have to improve as a team.”

Read more: Message from Steven Schumacher for Ryan Lowe ahead of the January transfer window

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Think your job is tough? Try to be the assistant manager https://athenasite.net/think-your-job-is-tough-try-to-be-the-assistant-manager/ Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/think-your-job-is-tough-try-to-be-the-assistant-manager/ In the hierarchy of difficult to fill positions, the assistant manager is at the top. The role, long seen as a thankless but necessary stepping stone to higher-paying managerial jobs in industries like retail and hospitality, has lost even more appeal during the pandemic. This makes it harder for restaurants and other businesses to fulfill […]]]>

In the hierarchy of difficult to fill positions, the assistant manager is at the top.

The role, long seen as a thankless but necessary stepping stone to higher-paying managerial jobs in industries like retail and hospitality, has lost even more appeal during the pandemic.

This makes it harder for restaurants and other businesses to fulfill a critical role at a time when a broader labor shortage is complicating America’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

“This job is particularly seen as thankless, overworked and underpaid, period,” said Danny Stoller, co-founder of Square Pie Guys, a small, upscale pizza chain in the San Bay area. Francisco.

Mr Stoller said he had listed a deputy general manager open in November 2020 and had not received any applications from a qualified candidate for 10 months, despite increasing the annual salary from $ 55,000 to 70 $ 000. About two months ago, he stepped down and reconfigured the role of CEO. Applications have exploded and the company recently extended an offer to one candidate. “I think there is a branding element involved,” he said.

When it comes to finding deputy directors, says Danny Stoller, co-founder of Square Pie Guys, “I think there’s a branding element involved.”

Being an assistant manager has had a less than stellar reputation for years. The hours are long and the pay is not necessarily much better than lower level jobs, as executives are often not paid for the overtime they work.

During the Covid pandemic, employers struggled to retain hourly workers, leaving assistant managers to focus more on subordinate duties while finding time for their managerial duties. Meanwhile, fewer frontline workers want to jump into this role, data shows, especially in the restaurant industry.

On the job search site Indeed.com, the share of all jobs seeking assistant managers increased 1.6% from October 2019 to October of this year. But job seekers’ interest in these ads, as measured by the change in the percentage of ad clicks, fell 21% over the same period. This has led to a 29% increase in what Indeed calls the talent mismatch, or the difference between employers ‘demand for workers to fill certain positions and job seekers’ interest in those jobs.

While many people who leave frontline hospitality jobs to join the first rung of management miss overtime and tips, some who make the leap earn big pay increases, said Matt Sigelman, chief executive of the labor market analysis firm Emsi Burning Glass. . It can be hard work, he said, “but on the other hand, you’re on the train. So if people choose not to participate, they are missing out on that ticket for upward mobility. ”

Kathryn Yarbrough was attending college in 2014 while working as a waiter at an Italian restaurant in Georgia. Eventually, she was working so many hours that she dropped out of school.

“I still think it was maybe the worst decision I could have made, but at that point I was part of a team and they were really counting on me,” she said. “It was like, ‘We take care of each other here, we support each other.’ I really liked it. ”

Hoping for promotion, she took on more positions and responsibilities. When a position of executive assistant opened up, she accepted it. But she said she was continually asked to cover shifts for servers, hosts and dishwashers who didn’t show up, sometimes without additional pay. She juggled tasks like handling customer complaints, taking an inventory of food and supplies, answering phones and fixing broken equipment, she said, all while earning $ 75 for a shift scheduled to last five hours which often extended to seven or nine hours. without additional remuneration.

“I had nightmares about my job. I felt sick sitting in the parking lot looking at the building. It was so stressful, ”said Ms. Yarbrough, 33. “I realized that at every step I was making compromises. ”

She submitted her two-week notice last March, giving up her hope of being promoted to general manager, shortly after a friend told her about vacancies at the toy company where he works. Ms. Yarbrough now earns $ 16 an hour inspecting minifigures.

“I drive to my new job so that I don’t have to be successful at my old job,” says Yarbrough. “Sometimes I feel like I’m still recovering.”

Alleged violations of federal overtime regulations often involve the role of deputy manager, as the work often overlaps pay and hourly duties, said Justin Swartz, attorney at Outten & Golden LLP who represents the workers. Assistant managers are often paid at or slightly above the federal minimum wage threshold of $ 684 per week, exempting them from overtime rules. Mr Swartz said he has received more calls from assistant managers regarding alleged overtime violations during the pandemic, as staff shortages lead to more people in such roles to handle tasks normally performed by managers. hourly employees.

Under federal labor law, workers exempt from overtime are generally eligible for overtime if the majority of their time is spent on tasks paid by the hour, among other factors. The problem of overtime violations for assistant managers is common not only in restaurants, Mr. Swartz added, but also in retail, bank branches and other front-line industries.

Tiffany Palliser quit her job as an assistant manager at Panera Bread and now works from home as a call center representative.


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Matthew Palliser

“When you take someone who spent 70% of their time on exempt work and 30% on hourly work, that person can be properly classified as exempt,” Mr. Swartz said. “But then you flip that and due to a labor shortage they spend 70% of their time lining up at the counter, flipping burgers or stocking shelves, and only 30% of the time. their time to manage. Now their main duty has changed.

These trends were evident before the current staff shortage, which has left employers with more than 11 million openings, while only 7.4 million workers are looking for jobs.

The US economy created just 210,000 jobs in November, the smallest monthly gain of the year as employers face a persistent shortage of available workers. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2% and average wages rose 4.8% from the previous year.

Tiffany Palliser accepted an entry-level position at a Panera Bread restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Shortly after high school, and landed a promotion to assistant principal after three years. “Once you get into that role, you’re like, ‘Great, one more step. I can continue, ”she said. As the main breadwinner to her family of four, including two young children, she looked forward to a CEO role and the increase that would come with it.

She quickly became disillusioned, working 60 hours a week for a salary that never exceeded $ 40,000 a year, with no bonus for her overtime. If she worked less than her scheduled 45 hours, her employer cut her pay, she said. She spent most of her time filling hourly shifts, she said, with few managerial duties other than ordering and picking up supplies. “My husband and I used to talk, I would say I was a glorified cashier or a glorified line cook,” she said. She stayed a few more years hoping for a promotion that never came.

In August 2019, Covelli Enterprises Inc., the franchisee who owned the location of Ms Palliser and about 260 others, agreed to pay $ 4.6 million to settle claims that it failed to pay the assistant managers. for overtime.

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Covelli did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations and Panera Bread declined to comment.

Now Ms. Palliser, 31, works from home as a call center representative, earning $ 12 an hour. Her husband, who previously raised their two children to support his wife’s goal of moving up the restaurant management ladder, also works for a call center company. “Our idea was that I was progressing,” she said, “I was going to be the CEO, and obviously it didn’t work.”

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Why the Rangers chose Dave Vos as their new assistant manager https://athenasite.net/why-the-rangers-chose-dave-vos-as-their-new-assistant-manager/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/why-the-rangers-chose-dave-vos-as-their-new-assistant-manager/ Joe Aribo jumps on Alfredo Morelos as they celebrate Rangers’ second goal in the 2-0 win over Sparta Prague. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) But such is Dave Vos’ nascent reputation in Dutch football, it only took a few conversations with the 38-year-old to convince Giovanni van Bronckhorst that he wanted him to […]]]>
Joe Aribo jumps on Alfredo Morelos as they celebrate Rangers’ second goal in the 2-0 win over Sparta Prague. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

But such is Dave Vos’ nascent reputation in Dutch football, it only took a few conversations with the 38-year-old to convince Giovanni van Bronckhorst that he wanted him to become his deputy manager at Rangers.

Vos was confirmed as van Bronckhorst’s number two in the new backroom setup which had previously seen him bring in first team coach Roy Makaay, strength and conditioning coach Arno Philips and analyst Yori Bosschaart in Ibrox with him.

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While this trio had all been with van Bronckhorst at Feyenoord before, they only knew Vos by the reputation they had built up during their work with the youth teams of both KNVB (Dutch FA) and of Ajax.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst gives instructions to Nathan Patterson ahead of his substitute appearance against Sparta Prague in Ibrox on Thursday. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

“I’ve spoken with Dave a few times this year looking for new potential assistants,” van Bronckhorst revealed.

“I have heard very good things about him in the training of Ajax youth, also with the royal association (Dutch F).

“I wanted to talk to him and see how he thinks about football and how he develops his players. He is a very young coach, very talented.

“I saw him as a good assistant for me because I think he will help me develop the team, help the players also individually. I am really happy that he is joining me at this club.

Vos will have a key role as van Bronckhorst looks to build on the progress made at Rangers by his predecessor Steven Gerrard.

Thursday night’s 2-0 win over Sparta Prague at Ibrox, who won a place in the Europa League knockout stage, gave the 46-year-old a perfect start after a frenetic few days after his official appointment Monday.

“It has been very eventful,” said van Bronckhorst. “Of course, arriving last week it was a pretty busy schedule with all the things we had to do, work permits, contracts, staff.

“Also, with the team’s preparation for Prague, we only had two days, but they were long days. This is normal when you have a busy schedule. It’s even busier when you change countries and surroundings, but everyone at the club was very helpful in making sure we were comfortable.

“So I hope to have a normal week ahead. Once settled in it will be much easier and we can focus on preparing the team for the matches.

These games are dense and fast, starting with Livingston on Sunday when the Rangers are once again without injured duo Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe.

“It’s very important (we keep our momentum),” added van Bronckhorst. “It will give us confidence for the next matches. Today, everything was focused on recovery, we trained a little more with the players who were not playing or not playing as much. So tomorrow we’re focusing on Livingston.

“The Prague game is over and now we need the same preparation for the next game. I am a coach and I was a player who always competed at the highest level and a victory was always normal. You have to win matches, you have to win prizes – that’s the goal you have as a player but also for me as a manager.

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Dover Athletic assistant manager Nicky Southall said the club’s management team felt everyone’s pain as the Whites continue to seek a first win of the season at Yeovil https://athenasite.net/dover-athletic-assistant-manager-nicky-southall-said-the-clubs-management-team-felt-everyones-pain-as-the-whites-continue-to-seek-a-first-win-of-the-season-at-yeovil/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/dover-athletic-assistant-manager-nicky-southall-said-the-clubs-management-team-felt-everyones-pain-as-the-whites-continue-to-seek-a-first-win-of-the-season-at-yeovil/ Nicky Southall insists the Dover management team feel everyone’s pain as they continue to seek an elusive first win of the season. The Whites travel to Yeovil this Saturday in their final National League game, with the Glovers winning 2-1 at Bromley on Tuesday night. Dover manager Andy Hessenthaler, right, alongside Nicky Southall. Photo: Alan […]]]>

Nicky Southall insists the Dover management team feel everyone’s pain as they continue to seek an elusive first win of the season.

The Whites travel to Yeovil this Saturday in their final National League game, with the Glovers winning 2-1 at Bromley on Tuesday night.

Dover manager Andy Hessenthaler, right, alongside Nicky Southall. Photo: Alan Langley

Yeovil is 13th in the National League, unbeaten in six games in all competitions, while the Basement Boys Dover lost 3-2 to their other part-time club Wealdstone in midweek and are now 22 points behind. Security.

Another loss for the Whites on Saturday would mean they have lost seven games on the spin and 10 straight league games since their goalless draw against Solihull Moors on September 21.

Ahead of the meeting at Huish Park, deputy manager Southall said: “They have an experienced team.

“They got a result against Bromley on Tuesday and then we have the big budget hitters at Wrexham in the next home game (December 4th). It doesn’t get any easier!

“It’s tough. We know it’s tough.

“We feel everyone’s pain – you guys (the media), the players, the fans, down to the kitmen and the rest of the people behind the scenes.

“We are desperate to get this result.”

The Whites defeated Yeovil in November 2019 in a televised game, as defenseman Scott Doe scored the only goal.

Southall is hoping his current crop can build on this victory, adding: “They are a good team.

“They were a championship team. We went there a few years ago live on tv and beat them.

“We just have to be positive and, fingers crossed, we can get that first win.”

However, a lot has changed in the two years since this televised reunion.

They met twice last season at Yeovil as Dover suffered FA Cup heartbreak, losing on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the FA Cup and the Glovers winning 3-1 in their meeting in the league.

Southall says the Whites are hoping to bring in a leader in time for the game while defender Danny Collinge, who missed the game against Wealdstone due to illness, may also return.

Forward Ricky Miller (calf), player coach Reda Johnson (thigh) and Seth Twumasi (knee) have also been on the treatment table recently, but playmaker Koby Arthur faced off against Wealdstone as he stood up. was recovering from a calf problem.

Southall admitted that the Ghanaian’s return to fitness had been a big boost, saying: “We know what Koby has. It has quality.

“He has a bit of class at home. He seems to be picking the right pass at the right time and he has a purpose in him.

“He had a little calf problem that he contracted in training. Whether it’s because we’re training on the 3G pitch, which isn’t ideal, (I’m not sure) but he felt it.

“We didn’t risk him on Saturday but we brought him into the squad on Tuesday, he took a fitness test that afternoon.

“We were happy to have him on the pitch because we need him on the pitch.”

Dover will also have to decide whether to stay with Josh Bexon, who returned to the squad for the Wealdstone game, or to recall Watford goalkeeper on loan, Adam Parkes.

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Lloyd Blackman enjoys life back in Margate as deputy manager https://athenasite.net/lloyd-blackman-enjoys-life-back-in-margate-as-deputy-manager/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/lloyd-blackman-enjoys-life-back-in-margate-as-deputy-manager/ Lloyd Blackman admits the opportunity to return to football as Margate deputy manager came faster than he expected. Blackman is a familiar face at Hartsdown Park and returned to the club last month – less than four weeks after stepping down as manager at Whitstable. Lloyd Blackman recently joined Margate as deputy manager. Photo: Alan […]]]>

Lloyd Blackman admits the opportunity to return to football as Margate deputy manager came faster than he expected.

Blackman is a familiar face at Hartsdown Park and returned to the club last month – less than four weeks after stepping down as manager at Whitstable.

Lloyd Blackman recently joined Margate as deputy manager. Photo: Alan Langley

He was teammate with Margate boss Jay Saunders at Maidstone United and says the chance to reconnect with him was too good to turn down.

He said, “I love it, it’s fantastic. I didn’t expect to come back so soon, to be honest.

“I just got a phone call from Jay and Jay’s resume is there for everyone to see. It was something I never expected, but since I arrived the fans have been great, and the players want to learn and are willing to work hard.

“I hope I can add something to the party and bring something new to the table to help the players and the club.

“It’s my role and it’s a role I really enjoy right now.”

Former forward Blackman, now 38, is a former skipper of Gate.

“There are fans that I remember when I played here,” he added.

“It’s a great club. I’m just committed to my role, doing everything I can to help Jay and the players.

“I’m a little more out of the spotlight so to speak, and just trying to help the club as best I can.”

Margate is a steady climb in the Isthmian Premier standings, sitting just outside the playoffs in seventh, but suffered a setback on Saturday when he was knocked out of the FA Trophy, 3-2 at Needham Market.

After trailing 2-0 at half-time, goals from Vance Bola and Ben Greenhalgh equalized them before Needham leaders Hans Mpongo scored late in the game.

Blackman conceded, “We weren’t good enough.

“We had a good chat with everyone at half-time but we probably left too much to do.

“We can’t put in a performance like we did in the first half, we made it difficult for ourselves.

“When we did 2-2 I thought we were the ones with the upper hand, but we got sore at the end and they scored.

“It was disappointing but there was some positive to be learned in the second half.”

Margate welcomes Bognor Regis to the league this Saturday and Blackman said: “We are expecting a reaction this weekend.

“There are parts of our game that we did well – this is something that we will continue to work on.

“We have a good group of guys, but we all know there are things we need to work on.”

Among Margate’s ranks is midfielder Sam Blackman – no connection to Lloyd – which has caused some confusion.

Lloyd said: “We both have the nickname ‘Blacky’ so it’s kinda confusing when someone yells ‘Blacky’ because we both turn our heads and look around!

“I got a few texts when Blacky scored recently, with people thinking I’m coming out of retirement.

“It’s just pure coincidence that we have the same last name.”

Margate is hopeful striker Daniel Thompson (ankle), who has not played at Needham Market, will be fit to come back against Bognor.

Saunders, meanwhile, says he expects to sign two new players this week.

The club is also looking for a physiotherapist.

Email secretariat@margate-fc.com for more details.

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Former Liverpool star Paul Konchesky reels in life as West Ham Women’s deputy manager and believes WSL can become as big as men’s football https://athenasite.net/former-liverpool-star-paul-konchesky-reels-in-life-as-west-ham-womens-deputy-manager-and-believes-wsl-can-become-as-big-as-mens-football/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/former-liverpool-star-paul-konchesky-reels-in-life-as-west-ham-womens-deputy-manager-and-believes-wsl-can-become-as-big-as-mens-football/ Paul Konchesky enjoys life in his new role as deputy manager of West Ham Women and hopes he can help them move up the women’s Super League rankings. He was made a permanent appointment this summer, having spent six months working with boss Olli Harder last season. Konchesky loves life right now Previously, former Liverpool […]]]>

Paul Konchesky enjoys life in his new role as deputy manager of West Ham Women and hopes he can help them move up the women’s Super League rankings.

He was made a permanent appointment this summer, having spent six months working with boss Olli Harder last season.

Konchesky loves life right now

Previously, former Liverpool and Fulham left-back Konchesky had worked in the Hammers youth squad as a coach and also served as assistant manager at Billericay Town, where he worked alongside Jamie O’Hara, from talkSPORT.

Now, the former England international hopes to pass on his experience to the women’s team and is delighted to have an official coaching position at his childhood club.

Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Konchesky said, “I love it. It’s obviously very different to be involved with men, but I really like it.

“I am on the grass every day and hope to give girls the experience I have and the knowledge I have gained in my career from an early age.

Things are looking up for West Ham Women

Things are looking up for West Ham Women

“Even now you continue to learn, although I have played football a lot in my career and learned a lot from different managers, different players and different coaches.

“This club means a lot to me. I grew up as a West Ham fan when I was a kid years ago and I was behind the North Bank watching and supporting my team.

“I had the chance to play for the club and to qualify for the cup final, which for me was one of the best things I have been able to accomplish in my career.

“I have coached at the club where I have been involved with the club for two or three years now, but to be back on the field on the management side is another dream come true.

“I know a lot of people say, ‘You are with the women’, but I think women’s football is only going one way now and I hope that one day it gets as big as the men’s. [football].

“Not just myself, but a lot of people are going to start pushing women’s football and getting people to try and watch.”

Harder is the manager of West Ham Women and is assisted by Konchesky

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Harder is the manager of West Ham Women and is assisted by Konchesky

Last season was a grueling one on the pitch for West Ham, with the team struggling on the wrong side of the WSL for much of the season, but Harder’s appointment as manager in December led to a resumption of fortunes.

Three clean sheets in the club’s last four games saw West Ham secure their WSL status for another season with an eighth place finish and have started this campaign promisingly, with four points in their first three games.

The Hammers claimed their first home league victory since February 2020 on Sunday after beating Leicester City 4-0 and Konchesky wants the team to challenge for a place in the first half this season.

“We have to do better than last season,” he said.

West Ham recorded an excellent win over Leicester as their strong WSL start to the season continues

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West Ham recorded an excellent win over Leicester as their strong WSL start to the season continues

“We have to be better, that’s a fact. I’m not saying we have to finish a point above [where we finished last season] but we have to be better and that means [in terms of] the style of play. We want to be presented as contenders.

“We know there are bigger clubs that have the money and want to invest more. But we are a unit here and a team that wants to stay together.

“We have it now and the team spirit is good. We don’t want to say we’ll be in the Champions League. We want to see where this takes us and if that means we’re towards the high end, that’s where we prefer to be. We don’t want to be near the bottom.

And Konchesky thinks Harder is the right manager to push them forward and up.

“It’s a bit full,” he continued. “He sometimes becomes excitable. He’s a passionate man, so he tries to pass his passion on to the girls and he brings that energy to every game in training. He’s an energetic man and he wants the best for these girls and he wants to be the best.

Konchesky enjoys working with Harder

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Konchesky enjoys working with Harder

Despite some entertaining and close encounters, the start of the WSL season was marred by question marks surrounding the level of the referees after some high-profile errors.

This prompted England legend Kelly Smith to call for WSL officials to be appointed full-time in an effort to improve officiating standards and the former striker wasn’t the only one to criticize the officials.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes has called for the introduction of VAR technology and the goal line to the WSL following the Blues’ loss to Arsenal after Gunners forward Beth Mead appeared to be offside in preparation for his second goal of the game.

However, while West Ham’s assistant Konchesky would love to see VAR technology and the goal line implemented in the WSL, he doesn’t think it should be introduced just yet.

“I think that only helps. We know that women’s football is gaining momentum, but it will be step by step, ”he concluded.

“With the money at this point at the moment, there are probably other things that they are using it with. Especially when we play [men’s] stadiums, I would like to think that we could then use the men’s VAR technology or the goal line technology. It must be a rule for all of us.

“I hope that someday it will be big enough that we can put these rules in place.”

You can listen to Women’s Football Weekly every Monday evening at 7 p.m., live on talkSPORT 2.

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John Potter recalls Hibs as deputy manager insists Capital club is not a big game bottler https://athenasite.net/john-potter-recalls-hibs-as-deputy-manager-insists-capital-club-is-not-a-big-game-bottler/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/john-potter-recalls-hibs-as-deputy-manager-insists-capital-club-is-not-a-big-game-bottler/ Hibernian deputy manager John Potter has dismissed any suggestion that the Edinburgh club have a mentality issue when it comes to big games. Jack Ross’s side lost two semi-finals and one final last season despite being favorites in all three games. This has raised concerns among fans as to whether the team is equipped to […]]]>

Hibernian deputy manager John Potter has dismissed any suggestion that the Edinburgh club have a mentality issue when it comes to big games.

Jack Ross’s side lost two semi-finals and one final last season despite being favorites in all three games.

This has raised concerns among fans as to whether the team is equipped to deliver when the pressure is at its highest.

Hibs are preparing to reach their fourth straight semi-final under Jack Ross and Potter, facing Dundee United at Tannadice in the Premier Sports Cup quarter-final on Thursday.

Potter dismissed any suggestion that there was a psychological barrier preventing the team from crossing the line.

The Easter Road assistant was asked if he thought Hibs had a mental block with the big games, he replied: “No, not at all. We won a lot of big games. You don’t finish third. league and semi-finals and finals without winning big games I think people sometimes forget that games are tough – other teams are also trying to beat us.



Martin Boyle of Hibs full time

“We’ve actually won a lot of cup games. You actually have to get to the quarter-finals and the semi-finals to be able to win the thing.

“There were some good times last year because we got to the last stages of the tournaments and, if you want to win it you have to do it. Thursday is another chance to get to Hampden so hopefully that we can earn it. “

Hibs played at Hampden four times last season – in the 2020 Scottish Cup delayed semi-final, League Cup semi-final and Cup semi-final and final Scotland 2021 – with no fans attending any of these matches.

Hibs welcomes forward James Scott again and Potter hopes his side can overtake United on Thursday and earn his supporters a long-awaited return to the national stadium.

He said: “We have players who won cups at Hampden and players who went there and were disappointed. The most difficult last year was that there were no fans in the stadium. so we’d love to go to Hampden and see 20,000 to 30,000 Hibs fans there, that would be a great thing, so hopefully we can.

“There will always be expectations of Hibs. We are a big club in Scotland and expect to finish at the top of the league and win cups.

“We think we have the opportunity to do it. We had opportunities last year. We did relatively well in the league and got to the semi-finals and the finals, and now we want to win it. to do this, we have to win Thursday night. “

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Livingston assistant manager Marvin Bartley calls on players to leave the pitch if they are victims of racist abuse https://athenasite.net/livingston-assistant-manager-marvin-bartley-calls-on-players-to-leave-the-pitch-if-they-are-victims-of-racist-abuse/ Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/livingston-assistant-manager-marvin-bartley-calls-on-players-to-leave-the-pitch-if-they-are-victims-of-racist-abuse/ Livingston deputy manager Marvin Bartley has called on teams to leave the field if players are victims of racist abuse. The 35-year-old, who was appointed Scotland’s FA Equality Advisor earlier this year, made the statement on ITV’s Good Morning Britain following alleged racist abuse suffered by England players during the their match in Hungary. Bartley, […]]]>

Livingston deputy manager Marvin Bartley has called on teams to leave the field if players are victims of racist abuse.

The 35-year-old, who was appointed Scotland’s FA Equality Advisor earlier this year, made the statement on ITV’s Good Morning Britain following alleged racist abuse suffered by England players during the their match in Hungary.

Bartley, who has spoken passionately on numerous occasions about the need to eradicate racism from football both at home and abroad, says it’s time for players to “take matters into their own hands” and stresses the fact that the penalties imposed by the game’s governing bodies have not been harsh enough.

He commented: “You have to leave the field. The way you hit them where it hurts is to leave the field when you’re racially abused and leave a team there.

“UEFA and FIFA for a long, long time, we hoped they had imposed sanctions that were strong enough and dissuasive enough and they just didn’t.

“They talked about Show Racism the Red Card and No to Racism and any discriminatory message from fans, but when it comes to fines, that doesn’t show it.

“So now it’s time to get off the pitch because it will hit them where it hurts.”

He added, “The broadcasters pay a lot of money to broadcast these games, the sponsors pay a lot of money to sponsor these games. Who is going to want to sponsor or broadcast a game which, after 20 minutes, if someone is racially abused, the team will leave the field?

“At the end of the day, FIFA and UEFA are there to make sure that football is a safe place for everyone. At the moment, it is not a safe place.

“Now it’s time for the footballers, because we are the product at the end of the day – without the players there is no UEFA, there is no FIFA – so if we don’t let’s not feel that we are represented by them and protected by them as we should be, let’s take matters into our own hands.

“Who’s going to want to watch a game where there’s only one team on the pitch? Who is going to want to sponsor a match for 90 minutes when after 20 minutes someone has been the victim of racist abuse and the other team leaves the field? “

In April, Bartley called on social media companies to do more to protect players from abuse, commenting: “Football has a powerful voice in society. We use this power wisely.

“We know we have a key role, but where it ends is we can’t force social media companies to stop people from being abused on their platforms. It can be racial, about someone’s sexuality or religion.

“I recently spoke to a player who was struggling to cope mentally with all of this because of the abuse.

“You have young people who seem like they can do the most extreme thing and kill themselves because they don’t feel protected. “

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