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Sergio Aguero has 'a lot more years in Europe', says Manuel … 0

Sergio Aguero has 'a lot more years in Europe', says Manuel …

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero could still have a long future at the club. The prolific Argentina striker was quoted this week saying he intends to return to boyhood club Independiente when his current contract at the Etihad Stadium expires. The 27-year-old, who has scored 128 goals for City since his 38million arrival in 2011, is committed to the club until 2019.

City were understood to be keen to discuss new terms and Pellegrini, although he himself is leaving in the summer, thinks that could yet happen. Pellegrini said: “Sergio knows why he wants to do it. It’s difficult to talk about what will happen in two or three years more because players change their minds. “Maybe he can be happy to return to Argentina but Kun has a lot more years here in Europe.” Pellegrini’s main focus is the short term and pulling City back into the title race.

City are playing catch-up in the Barclays Premier League after an inconsistent season but ended a run of three successive defeats with a comprehensive victory over bottom side Aston Villa last weekend. They sit fourth, trailing leaders Leicester by 10 points with a game in hand, heading into this weekend’s fixtures but are used to coming from behind. They did so to take the crown in 2012 and 2014 and Pellegrini wants to lead another charge.

The Chilean, who takes his team to struggling Norwich on Saturday, said: “We don’t depend just on the work we can do. We cannot have the same points as Tottenham and Leicester if they win all their games. “But if they win the title (we need to make sure) it’s because they win all their games and not because we couldn’t win ours. “We’ll focus on trying to win at Norwich and we’ll see the way the other teams manage the pressure between now and the end of the season. “The most important thing is that we don’t have margin of error. We need to win our games.” After last week’s 4-0 defeat of Villa, City will be expected to similarly brush aside a Canaries team that have collected just one point from their last nine games to slip into the bottom three.

But, speaking at his pre-match press conference, Pellegrini said: “When you must play against teams in relegation positions it is always very difficult because they don’t have much to lose. “They must try to win their points, especially at home, so I’m sure we will find them a very difficult team. It will be a very tough game if we want to win the three points.” The trip to Carrow Road, for which City will be without Yaya Toure, comes at the start of another critical week. City face Dynamo Kiev in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday and then host rivals Manchester United next Saturday.

Pellegrini said: “It is very important because if we win the next two games in the Premier League the pressure will be more on the other teams. “If we can get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time of course that will be another important achievement. “I hope that we will do that but we must start thinking just about Norwich.”

Air show crash pilot had undiagnosed heart problem « Shropshire Star 0

Air show crash pilot had undiagnosed heart problem « Shropshire Star

One of Britain’s top aerobatics pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during a display was suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition, accident investigators have said. David Jenkins, 61, was flying his Edge 360 plane during a media event to launch the Old Buckenham air show in Norfolk on April 22 last year when he experienced problems. A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that he crashed after losing control during an “advanced aerobatic tumbling manoeuvre”.

The aircraft entered a spin “at relatively low height” and hit the ground “without any apparent attempt at recovery”, the investigators stated. The AAIB said Mr Jenkins was found to have a “serious and previously undiagnosed heart condition” which “may have affected his judgment”. It is possible he became “incapacitated at a critical stage of the flight”, the report added.

The moment the aircraft began to lose control was caught on camera by a local television crew. Witnesses first thought the manoeuvre was part of the daredevil display until smoke began billowing from the ground. Mr Jenkins was a two-time British advanced aerobatics champion.

He was a member of the Wildcat Aerobatic Team based at Old Buckenham Airfield, near Attleborough, where the event was taking place.

At the time of the crash he was described by friends as “one of the best” and “highly skilled”.

Why are English people so cold and unfriendly? 0

Why are English people so cold and unfriendly?

Why are English people so cold? Perhaps this is the reason so many foreigners fail to integrate properly into society in the UK? I am a foreigner totally grateful to the UK for giving me a passport (married to a Brit for 21 years) as the chances of being killed where I come from are pretty good.

However, in all the time I spent living in the UK (five years in total), although I’m blue-eyed, blonde and speak perfect English with just a 5% accent, I am always regarded as being foreign. All my friends are foreign too mainly because we have come to realise we are all in the same boat. My best friend is Swedish and has lived here in the UK for about 12 years.

Even after that length of time living in the UK she says I am still the only person who has ever invited her home for a coffee! We’re told we have to be patient and that it takes time for an English person to trust you (say four years of knowing you), but then once they are friends with you, they are the best friends in the world. Well, I’m afraid I’ve given up trying and hoping.

you really don’t want us to be here Is it perhaps because your mothers never breast fed you and thus did not expose you to the first essential human warmth that we should all know? Or is it because you really are all xenophobic and your government, in its multicultural tendencies has failed to realise this basic truth? Perhaps it is just because you are SO polite, politically correct and you really don’t want us to be here, so instead of telling us sincerely, you pretend to put up with us because you really don’t want to become our friends?

Since first moving to the UK, I decided to move away again and have lived abroad for seven years. During that time I have never failed to make friends with the locals, and quickly too. So why are the English so aloof with foreigners?

By: Andypandy