Everton sack manager, ​Ronald Koeman after Arsenal defeat

Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman was appointed Everton manager before the 2016-17 season. Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone.

FT Everton 2 – 5 Arsenal
A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”. 

Everton FC statement
The Toffees are 18th in the Premier League and have won just two of their nine league games this season.

“I still believe I can change the whole situation,” Koeman had said on Sunday.

Everton sack Koeman – reaction and debate

Analysis: Where has it gone wrong for Ronald Koeman?

Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Frank de Boer left Crystal Palace and Craig Shakespeare was sacked by Leicester.

The 54-year-old Dutchman, who guided Everton to seventh place in his first season in charge last term, paid the price for a poor start to this season despite having spent £140m in the summer.

Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri gave Koeman his backing a fortnight ago after their 1-0 defeat by Burnley, but the Toffees then drew at Brighton and lost to Lyon, in the Europa League, before their Goodison Park humbling by Arsenal.

Everton’s chances of progressing from Europa League Group E are slim, with the Merseysiders bottom after defeats by Atalanta and Lyon and a draw with Apollon Limassol.

On Sunday Koeman tweeted that getting a result against Arsenal was “impossible” after being reduced to 10 men while losing 2-1.

Koeman reported for training at the club’s Finch Farm base on Monday morning, with preparations for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game at Chelsea seemingly under way.

But chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive Robert Elstone were later reported to have arrived unexpectedly and Koeman’s dismissal was confirmed soon after.

You can read the complete story here via the BBC website.

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The Media Have Been Harder On Trump Than Any Other President Certainly That I’ve Known Ever – Jimmy Carter.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has sided with President Trump on the media witch hunt on Trump. The former President of the Democratic party understands the media pressure on leaders but says that the media have been harder on Trump.

US President(20 January 1977 – 20 January 1981)

Why are many people hard on Trump?

My comment: A majority of the US networks predicted that Hilary Clinton was going to win the 2016 US Presidential elections but it ended not as they thought; Trump knew his target and worked harder in that direction unlike Clinton who had the celebrity support and diplomatic experience which Trump rightly described as “bad experience”. We’ve recently heard and seen an Eminem and a Snoop Dogg diss at Trump and we also saw Jay Z, Beyonce, Don Jovi, and others support somebody who will NEVER be the President of the USA. Because our wants are unlimited while our resources to satisfy them are limited, we have to limit our also-ran actions. Donald Trump is a threat to cheats and fraudulent individuals, he’s also a threat to oppressive regimes. Why should I not like him???

Why is the media not complaining about a woman who transfered classified information to her private servers and the same who laughed at women who were raped? Clinton lost the 2016 Presidential elections, accepted the results and has since then been on a blaming campaign; she blames everyone except herself for her own failure. What a woman?

WHAT’S UP AFRICA: President Robert Mugabe removed as World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador.

President Robert Mugabe has been removed from the post of World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador just a week after his appointment.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

“I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. He had previously praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. But the appointment of Mugabe was met by a wave of surprise and condemnation. The UK government, the Canadian prime minister, the Wellcome Trust, the NCD Alliance, UN Watch, the World Heart Federation, Action Against Smoking and Zimbabwean lawyers and social media users were among those who criticised the decision.
But critics pointed out that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system had collapsed in recent years. Staff often go without pay, medicines are in short supply, and Mr Mugabe, who has outlived the average life expectancy in his country by three decades, travels abroad for medical treatment.

Hey Mr Tedros. What’s up? So the slogan has changed to “let’s prove the possible to be impossible?

​FEAR IS A WEAK OPTION – Njobe Serge Ngala

Most of the times we saw something good or fruity in a difficult or far place, the first thing that happened to us was that fear discouraged us. A battle of two different voices started and the strong voice was often limited by fear to go towards the far and difficult. This is a very weak option. The story of success is often a difficult one except for those who have chosen the ‘live well but short’ option. I therefore challenge all of us who are afraid to start new things or continue from where we’ve been discouraged to continue; nobody thinks exactly like you and nobody reads your mind. Because nobody thinks exactly like you and nobody reads your mind, acknowledge the fact that you are in control of your wishes and wills and do the unexpected.

I think Martin Luther is still a hero today because he defeated fear and fought for the rights of even the unborn. Many anglophones in Cameroun have the opportunity to be documented as heroes but fear is beating them so badly. They see evil triumphing and they say nothing because they fear to be jailed and tortured. Nobody wants to die as if they know when they’ll die.

​HAVE CONFIDENCE – Njobe Serge Ngala

There are a lot of people who will like to step on your confidence based on their assumptions about who they think you are. No doubt many people have lost all hopes and they only think about the past. Several times we’ve been cautioned to believe in ourselves and remind ourselves of our rights and duties.

I became so frightened the day I attended my first lecture in the university. There were many students in class from different high schools living me with the impression that I can never do better than a majority of them. That was bad of me because I didn’t believe I could fulfil my potential. That’s lack of confidence. I wrote my first CA and scored 8/20 but that did not stop me from later scoring as much as 18.5/20 in other courses.

We must all fight and banish the ghost of low self-esteem installed in us by weak people. Nothing is impossible, we should only learn how to carry the loads so that they don’t break us down. In 2011, I told myself that the time for small thinking is over. Believe me, since then I’ve never gone backward. Let’s grow!

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOUR BODY SHAPE AND SIZE – Njobe Serge Ngala

We’ve heard people say bad things about others because they’re short, tall, dark, fair, fat, thin and the rests. Some of these qualities especially the ones that come with negativity have harmed many hopes. Many people are not liked by their peers because of their body shapes and sizes. Nobody is his or her creator and nobody ever wished for his present size and shape before God created him. We’re all carrying bodies made by God in his OWN image and likeness[and for a purpose.] Your body is not as powerful as your brain. The body only suffers when the brain is not rationally used. I challenge every handicap or anybody with ‘abnormality’ to put his/her body and brain to full use. I guarantee you, you will do better than the ‘normal’ bodies. Remember, when you have all you don’t scramble. Short as Chidinma, you’ll be a music superstar. Dark as Kante, you’ll be a football superstar. 

The “Imaginary Emergency Plans” – Njobe Serge Ngala

Two years ago, one of my course facilitators said the so-called 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035 Emergence dreams in most CEMAC countries is like a dress put on a blind man. He knows neither the colour of the dress nor what’s written on it. Who’s the blind man and who’s putting the dress on him? When you look at all the countries of the CEMAC zone, you’ll know that every future plan is a nightmare that can be disrupted by the least noise. Understood?

You can’t have young graduates on the streets everyday and you keep talking of an “emergency plan.”

I rather call it “imaginary plan.” See the way people are complaining because of unemployment and frustration! How do we therefore build a good future with people who are desperate and destitute?