Congratulations to the 2016 Chargers who finished undefeated champs in the JCC of Bayonne Indoor Flag Football Sr. Division. From left to right are Kyle Arano, Christopher Caballero, Aaliyana Cifuentes, Coach Alex Camacho and Alejandro Cifuentes. Not in Photo is Anthony Fraser. ×
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Greenwood Saturday morning to face the Greenwood Lady Woodmen winning 5-0.It took the Lady Bulldogs the first 10 minutes to get accustomed to the speed of the turf, but after that learning curve, the game was all Batesville. Carlie Werner got the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard with 33:11 left in the first half. Marigrace Anderson played a perfectly paced through ball and Werner was able to physically hold off a defender and finished the goal past the Lady Woodmen keeper.Batesville would go up 2-0 just 6 minutes later. This time Anderson was on the scoring end with a nice assist from Georgia Gratz. Before the half was over, the Lady Bulldogs added one more to take a 3-0 lead into halftime. Ashlyn Czerniak was in the right place at the right time after Gratz hit a shot that bounced off the post and Czerniak was there to clean up the rebound for the score. The Batesville defense only allowed 3 shots in the half and did a nice job shutting down the Lady Woodmen attacks.In the second half, Batesville would play add on two more times. The 4th Bulldog score came from Gratz. Defender Baylee Rohlfing stepped up and won a 50/50 ball on the left wing and carried the ball forward and found Gratz open in the middle of the box for the score. Another defender, Jessica Westerfeld, got into the scoring column for the Lady Bulldogs with 10:37 left to play in the game. After a clearance from the Greenwood defense, Westerfeld hit a 1-time shot from 40 yards out that curved perfectly into the far post upper 90 for the 5th goal of the game.Olive Cerniglia recorded the shutout and the Lady Bulldogs defense now has 4 shutouts on the season. Ellie Cassidy and Liz Heidlage did a nice job shutting down the Greenwood attacks. Cassidy continues to be a dominant force in the center of the Batesville defense. Heidlage is always a consistent player who runs sideline to sideline controlling the midfield for the Lady Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
Press Association Crystal Palace are bottom of the payment to agents ranking – hardly surprising given their promotion from the Championship in the summer. Newcastle were another club to see a big increase on expenditure to agents, handling transfers and other dealings with players. The Tyneside club spent £7,294,018 in the last 12 months – more than doubling from £3,485,503 in the period prior to that. Manager Alan Pardew was busy in the transfer market in January and across the summer, while Joe Kinnear also returned to the north-east club as director of football. Arsenal have shown minimal change between the two years, spending roughly £5.5m in both time periods. Tottenham spent more than £3m extra on paying agents this year than last, with their bill totalling £9,787,676 – an increase from £6,595,905. Spurs used the cash from the world-record transfer fee sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid to rejuvenate their squad and offset the loss of the Wales forward. Arrivals like Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen will account for some of that increase, as manager Andre Villas-Boas bolstered the squad considerably. Southampton’s outlay jumped from £646,106 to £2,184,412, which would take in the change of manager from Nigel Adkins to Mauricio Pochettino and the players the new boss has brought in. Sunderland’s spending jumped from £2,173,762 to £4,640,227, accounting for the raft of signings Paolo Di Canio made in his abortive spell on Wearside. The Premier League agreed in June 2008 that every club would publish the total amount paid to agents once a year. The figures also include any payments made by clubs to agents on behalf of their players. The return of manager Jose Mourinho will have contributed to Chelsea’s increase in outlay, with the Portuguese boss bringing in a raft of new signings. Captures like Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o and Brazilian playmaker Willian are bound to have had an effect on such a large hike. Manchester City had topped the agents spending charts for the previous two years, and now sit second in the big-spenders list when it comes to paying agents. City shelled out £11,179,817, to account for the arrival of new manager Manuel Pellegrini and another set of expensive summer captures. Their spending has increased from £10,537,982 the year before. Of the total of around £96m spent by Premier League clubs on agents in the 12-month period just elapsed, Liverpool contributed £9,400,973. Despite bringing in David Moyes as manager and signing the likes of Marouane Fellaini from Everton, Manchester United sit at the low end of the spending. The Old Trafford club only forked out a comparatively modest £4,317,690, though that does incorporate a rise of nearly £700,000. Figures released by the Premier League show clubs paid £19m more to players’ representatives than in the previous 12 months. Chelsea spent a total £13,721,721 between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, as opposed to £6,490,382 a year earlier. Premier League clubs paid £96million to agents in fees in the last year, with Chelsea’s outlay more than doubling to over £13million.