PUL’s US$100,000 Case Reawakens

first_imgLiberian journalists under the banner, “Journalists Dignity,” have begun an advocacy for the prosecution of one of their former presidents—George Barpeen.The journalists are calling for Mr. Barpeen to account for US$100,000 donated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the Press Union of Liberia about five years ago.The money was meant for the construction of PUL headquarters. Making their presence felt during celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County on May 3, 2014, journalists including Eddie Harmon and J. Edwood N. Dennis assertively indicated that the misapplication of the money has dented the credibility of all journalists.The group said they are going to continue their advocacy until tangible result is established on how the money was handled.Speaking to the Daily Observer, broadcast Journalist Eddie Harmon said the fate of the money donated by President Sirleaf continues to be in limbo, and on many occasions journalists are attacked of corruption, receiving reproach that they are not credible to speak or write about corruption when they (journalists) themselves are corrupt and have embezzled the President’s donations to the Union.According to Journalist Harmon, this situation has a negative reflection on the media and all journalists in Liberia as they write and report corruption in high places.“We are all affected by this stigma of the misapplication of this US$100,000 and not George Barpeen alone.  You will be questioned about it as a journalist, and you will have to justify how the money was used,” Harmon noted.The case surrounding the US$100,000 is in court, but Mr. Harmon said considering the delay in adjudicating the case, it is better to turn it around by advocating for the indictment of the Press Union leadership that handled the money to account because if nothing is done, journalists’ credibility will continue to be questioned.According to him, the company that was contracted to construct the PUL headquarters now no longer exists. However, he disclosed that the company now uses different nomenclature, and as such it makes it uncertain for people to know whether the company can be traced. He failed to give the new name that the company now operates under.Harmon and Dennis in a collective view said the campaign is meant to mount pressure on the leadership of the PUL to push for the case and not to be dead as those connected to it allegedly want it to be.Other concerned journalists at the World Press Freedom Day in Bopolu joined the campaign by chanting slogan of the campaigners, calling for judicial probe into the matter to establish the status of the money.Reacting to the concern raised by the journalists, Press Union president K. Abdullai Kamara said expression of views about issue is one of the characteristics of free press and therefore does not have any problem with the campaign staged by the journalists during the World Press Freedom celebration.Mr. Kamara said his predecessors—George Barpeen to whom the money was given and Peter Quaqua, who also took the matter to court, had both given written statements about the fate of the money, and a committee is investigating the matter.He, however, assured that the company to which US$98,000 was given still exists and according to him, the company contends that the amount was small for the size of the building to be constructed.The PUL president said at the Union leadership level, they are embarking on the company to provide the money given because it is not doing the work for which the money was intended.He said the matter in court is about the cancellation of the contract between PUL and the unknown contractor, and that the judge is about to come out with a decision which makes it difficult for it (case) to be withdrawn from the court now.It can be recalled that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf donated US$100,000 to the PUL for the construction of headquarter for the media umbrella organization.Former Press Union president George Barpeen amidst protests from some quarters for rejection of the gratuity defended that it was not an ethical breach for the Union to receive the money from the President as it was meant for development that will reflect the image of the country.Since the donation, the proposed site of the organization in Sinkor lies in ruin with no sign of development taking place there.The fate of the money has since been in limbo and the matter taken to court for cancellation of the contract.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the installation of former president Peter Quaqua for the second term of office rhetorically praised the media for working hard to expose and report corruption in government, but raise concern about the US$100,000 in this way: “We recognize the role of the press in exposing corruption and reporting it as government has opened the enabling environment to exercise this freedom.  However, we still look up to the media to give us account for the US$100,000 given sometimes back to construct headquarters for the union.”This concern sparked up criticism among journalists against the leadership of George Barpeen with prejudice that hierarchies of the union had shared the money leaving the project undone. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Moderate Expectations, Be Innovative, Make a Difference’

first_imgIt was nothing less than a healthy dose of reality, hope and encouragement that the Vice Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia both delivered to the Cuttington University class of 2015 on Saturday, September 26. Delivering the 54th commencement convocation address, Sierra Leonean Vice President Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh encouraged graduates to face the realities head-on by moderating their expectations, knowing that although government is the largest employer, it simply cannot absorb everyone. The key to moderating expectations, he suggested, is in creativity and innovation. “My fellow graduates, let me admonish you to moderate your expectations,” Dr. Foh told the 554 graduates. “Do not vainly compare yourselves with others. In almost all developing economies like ours, government is often the largest employer. It could be helpful to know that government simply does not have the capacity to absorb everyone. This is about time for us to be creative, to be innovative and to endeavor to be self-reliant. VP Foh, who was conferred upon the Degree of Doctor of Humane letters (D. H. L., Honoris Causa), with all the rights, privileges, responsibilities obligations, and immunities appertaining thereto, further urged his ‘fellow graduands’ to also extend their services to humanity. “Do something meaningful which others would not. You are products of the Cuttington University of Liberia. Rise up, make a difference and earn the respect of your compatriots. Be of service to your country and to humanity. That is what I leave with you; and this what I pray you live with.”He praised the CU administration’s vision, citing two courses that “particularly impressed” him — the Peace and Conflict Program and the Service Learning Program. According to him, these programs are not only important, but are also very useful as they respond to the challenges of development in present day Liberia and Africa. “This is what I call purposeful education for self-reliance and national development,” Dr. Foh told the audience. “They are among the very special knowledge-based education that we need to rebrand and transform Africa. By purposeful education, I mean education that makes you relevant to yourself, your community, your country and humanity. It is knowledge that earns you the respect of society and love of children.” He further told the CU administration that such knowledge instills in one the fear of God, which the Bible says: “is the beginning of wisdom.”He also stated that with these, CU was on the right path of providing knowledge for the new Africa.Vice President Foh also took time to touch on the long standing historical ties that bind Sierra Leone and Liberia. “Most Sierra Leoneans have grown up to regard Liberia as their second home. They have learnt and grown up to know that probably not one single Sierra Leonean is more than one generation away from Liberia, and also probably not one single Liberia is more than a generation away from Sierra Leone. We only need to look at the outward signs of friendship existing between our two countries and our two peoples. It is a friendship and relationship that go back long, long in time and in history.“The bond between Sierra Leone and Liberia is not only based on geography. It is also, in every sense, cultural, economic and ethnic. The citizens inhabiting particularly the border Districts of Pujehun and Kailahun in the South-East of Sierra Leone and in the South Eastern Districts of Liberia regard themselves as citizens of the same country. They speak the same tribal languages, Vai, Gola, Kissi, Mandingo, Kru, Mende to name a few and they inter-marry freely,” he stated. He also mentioned the English Language – the official language of both nations – as another common feature of the two sisterly republics. The Sierra Leonean VP is expected to depart Liberia today, September 28, after spending almost a week in the country. He and his 12-person delegation, including his wife, Mrs. Jonta Memunatu Foh, arrived last Tuesday, September 22, as guests of Liberia’s Vice President, Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai. Giving remarks following the commencement address by his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Vice President Boakai stated that his presence on the CU campus during the ceremony was uplifting and of great historic significance as he shared the stage with the honoree, his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Dr. Foh, who he (VP Boakai) said he has known for many years through a long-standing, wonderful relationship.Ambassador Boakai said he cherished the honor that Dr. Foh could come to help broaden the horizons of the graduates. The Liberian Vice President told the 554 graduates that as they walked out of the gates of CU, they were now automatically being admitted into the “University of Real Life,” where he said that they should know that none of them would enjoy the liberty of deciding as to whether or not to enroll or not in that university (Life). He, however, wish for them Godspeed as they strive to make productive sojourn toward building their communities and their country at large.“The Government of Liberia salutes you on this achievement and hands you the assurance of the commitment to supporting your improvement and strengthening you,” he stated. Guests at program included, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Associate Justice Kabineh J’neh and Acting Foreign Affairs Minister B. Elias Shoniyin. Speaking earlier, outgoing CU president, Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa, hailed the people of Suacoco, Bong County, where the university is located, for their generosity over the years in keeping the institution in their county.Dr. Tokpa, who is now leaving the institution after having served as president since 2002, said his achievements can not only be measured in the lifting of the school from college to full-fledged university status, but by other indicators, including high level of moral and academic excellence among the administrative and academic families. “Towards this direction, the transformation Cuttington has undergone is tangibly measurable by our achievements in the areas of training of faculty in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as toward establishing the Cuttington graduate school in Monrovia, the junior college in Kakata, Margibi County, the establishing of the radio and television station, the building of the ILAB, Health Science Complex and additional classrooms, buildings and dormitories on campus,” he said. In the Graduate Program, 146 students graduated from the four colleges; while in the Undergraduate Program, 346 persons earned degrees in the eight disciplines. At least 39 persons received associate degrees, while nine got certificates and 14 got graduate diplomas in higher education. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Zeelugt fisherman drowns in Waini River

first_imgA 52-year-old fisherman is now dead after he reportedly drowned in the Waini River mouth, Region One, last Tuesday.He had been identified as Ram Lakhan Dalcharran, called “Rajin,” of Tulla Boy Street, Zeelugt Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo.According to reports, Dalcharran had reportedly jumped overboard while his crewDead: Ram Lakhan Dalcharran, called ‘Rajin’members were asleep. The incident occurred sometime around 04:00h in the Waini River mouth.The man’s sister, Amrita Khelawan, told the Guyana Times that her brother left home on Sunday last with a crew to go on a fishing trip; and on Wednesday morning, her mother called and informed her that he had drowned.Khelawan said that after confirming the news with the owner of the boat, she made a report at the Leonora Police Station and was told that she had to travel to Mabaruma.The following day, Khelawan said, she took a flight to Region One, and went straight to the Mabaruma Police Station upon landing. While there, she related, the officer-in-charge received a call that her brother’s body was found at Shell Beach. She thus accompanied a party of policemen to the area.“We take an hour boat ride to Shell Beach, and when we got there I see my brother’s body – like it washed up on shore,” she recalled.Dalcharran’s body was subsequently transported to the Mabaruma Mortuary to await a post-mortem examination, which is expected to be done today.According to the sister, the condition of her brother’s body is inconsistent with that of a drowned person. His body was swollen and the hair had started to fall off, while his skin was peeling and discoloured, she explained.Khelawan noted that while there seems to be no reason to suggest that her brother’s death was nothing but a mere accident, there are some details surrounding what transpired that have her puzzled.“My brother used to drink, but my brother never had anything like seizures or so. But the crew members were saying that he ‘trip out’ and was shouting that there was another boat coming at them and that he was tying up the boat with rope,” the woman related.She said they explained that after calming her brother down, everyone went to sleep, and awoke upon hearing a loud splash in the water. Khelawan had reportedly jumped overboard.“They said he catch ‘rum jumbi’, but since I know my brother growing up, I never knew of such happening before,” the sister related.Nevertheless, the woman noted that Dalcharran had been a fisherman for 10 years, and had had a hiatus of six years. This was his first trip back out “at sea” since then.Meanwhile, this newspaper was told that the captain and four other crew members were taken into custody, but after the 72 hours’ detention period had expired, they were released on condition that they report to the Mabaruma Police Station every day until investigations are completed.Dalcharran leaves to mourn five children, two grandchildren, his elderly parents and siblings.last_img read more

Limacol Knockout on today

first_imgThe third annual Limacol Knockout Football Tournament will continue this evening at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue, where the organisers, Petra, have two scintillating matchups scheduled.On the cards for today, Group C’s Santos will collide with Pouderoyen; and later on, Group ‘A’ action will see Pele FC competing with Police.Santos, who began their 2018 outing with a draw, will face-off against the confident Pouderoyen, who are coming off of a win against Beacon. Esan Nelson and Quessey Alleyne are expected to repeat their marvellous scoring and attacking plays in order to overcome the formidable Santos side.In the next matchup, at 20:00hrs, a fairly young Pele FC team will try to better their first game, when they settled for a draw after Mervyn Liverpool managed to net aA glimpse of the action in this year’s tournamentlone goal.Despite this, the young team will look to work on their connecting, since opportunities seem to flow constantly for them. Police, on the other hand, have had a mix of fortunes in their first two games, losing to the less experienced Mahaica Determinators, then scoring a 1-nil win. They will, nevertheless, have much work to do to get around the quick feet of Pele.The knockout tournament holds twelve teams in three groups, namely: Group A:- Police, Pele Football Club, Northern Rangers and Mahaica Determinators. Group B:- Camptown, Georgetown Football Club, Riddim Squad and Buxton Stars. Group C:- Santos, Pouderoyen, Grove Hi Tec and Beacons Football Club. These teams are competing to win the grand prize of $600,000.last_img read more

Man finds pill in his candy bar in Grande Prairie

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP is reminding parents to examine their children’s Halloween candy thoroughly and to throw out any homemade treats collected after a pill was found inside a candy bar.Yesterday, RCMP received a report that a pill was discovered inside of a mini Snickers candy bar.The adult man had ingested half the pill by the time he noticed the other half inside the chocolate bar.- Advertisement -He went to hospital for precautionary measures. At this time, the type of pill is not known.According to police, the candy wrapper appeared to have been opened and resealed.last_img

Gor Youth oust Mukumu to reach Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final

first_imgHowever, Gor finished with 10 men after Dickson Omwenga was sent off for a second bookable offence.Mukumu Boys Player Tyson Mucheni tackles Gor Mahia player Dickson Omwenga during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba National Finals at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega. Gor Mahia qualified for the finals after scoring Mukumu Boys 3-1. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONGor will now face the winner between Kapenguria Heroes from Rift Valley and Nyanza’s representatives Ombek Red Devils in the final on Sunday.The match started on a high tempo with the K’Ogalo juniors going all attack but Mukumu settled after five minutes with their skipper Alvin Mangeni giving Gor defence especially on the right a hard time.Gor should have taken a lead on the quarter-hour mark when the Mukumu back-line was caught flat foot but they fluffed the glorious chance when Omwenga tapped Isaac Ouma’s pass far wide on the right side of the post after the keeper Maxwel Mulili was well beaten.Gor Mahia player Dickson Omwenga shields away the ball from Mukumu Boys Players during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba National Finals at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega. Gor Mahia qualified for the finals after scoring Mukumu Boys 3-1. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONMukumu failed to handle the pressure, finding themselves trailing in the 22nd minute when Mulili’s howler gifted Gor the lead. He missed a Sellasie soft kick that rolled slowly into the back of the net to send Gor fans into jubilation.The goal slowed the rhythm of Mukumu as Gor solidified their defence to hold on a 1-0 lead at the break.Mukumu returned stronger forcing Gor keeper Caleb Omondi to punch the ball for a fruitless corner two minutes into the second half. This is after Mangeni was hacked down at the edge of the box for a free-kick.Mukumu Boys Player Eugine Oluoch controls the ball from Gor Mahia player Selasie Otieno during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba National Finals at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega. Gor Mahia qualified for the finals after scoring Mukumu Boys 3-1. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONKasembeli Leonard brought Mukumu back in the game when he scored from a long range in the 49th minute to liven up the stadium.The goals re-energised Mukumu and they could have taken the lead through Kasembeli but the keeper pulled a great save when he punched away the ball in the 58th minute.Gor reclaimed the lead 10 minutes later after Kamau punished Mukumu following a poor defence with the striker finding himself unmarked in the box to smash the ball home from close range.K’Ogalo juniors suffered a blow in the 84th minute when Omwenga was sent off for a second bookable offence.The red card was watered down moments later when Kegode struck late to seal the win.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia Youth celebrating after eliminating Mukumu Boys to storm the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Mar 24 – Gor Mahia Youth ousted Mukumu Boys to reach the final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom after winning 3-1 in a tight contest played at a packed Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday.Dubbed as a mini ‘Mashemeji Derby’, the match did not disappoint as both sides played attractive football but at the end its Gor, representing Nairobi who carried the day thanks to goals from Sellasie Otieno, Peter Kamau and Tony Kegode.last_img read more


first_imgMALIN Head’s dolphin pod has been there for at least FOUR WEEKS and look as if they are there to stay.They have been more active in recent days – sparking a rush to the coast by locals and visitors.But some locals say the dolphins look as if they are there to stay. “I first saw them about four weeks ago,” said John Doherty.“They’ve been more lively in the past few days right enough. Looks like they’ll be around for the rest of the summer.” LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE HERE TO STAY! MALIN HEAD DOLPHINS PUT ON ANOTHER DISPLAY was last modified: June 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:dolphinsMalin Headlast_img read more


first_imgAdrian McCool.COURTS: A woman who lost her husband in a road traffic accident, urged a judge not to record a conviction against the man who was cleared of causing his death by dangerous driving. In February of this year, a jury found Adrian McCool not guilty of dangerous driving causing death. It was in relation to a collision which occurred on November 13th, 2013, at Cappry, Ballybofey.John O’Donnell, 53, at the time of the incident was tragically killed in the collision.Adrian McCool appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday afternoon in relation to three road traffic offences relating to the same incident – including failing to have lights on a sheep trailer on the night of the crash and dangerous parking.The defendant had pleaded guilty to all three charges on the indictment.The court heard how Mr McCool had been left psychologically scarred by the incident, and was reminded of the tragic incident every time he travelled on the road the accident occurred.Defence solicitor Damien Crawford read out the details of the probation report which had been ordered on the defendant.Mr Crawford told the court, “In Mr Coughlan’s probation report, he states that Mr McCool displayed very, very strong empathy for the deceased, and was devastated by what happened.“All the parties involved in this accident knew each other very well, and Mr McCool was distraught and showed huge empathy for the wife and family of the deceased.“Mr McCool also displayed a strong strength of character, and apologised face-to-face with the wife of John O’Donnell.“The family of Mr O’Donnell welcomed him into the home during the wake and funeral and showed great courage and kindness during a traumatic and tragic period in their lives.“Mr McCool has suffered psychological scarring, and is reminded of the accident daily, but he knows his pain is minuscule in comparison to the pain being suffered by the wife and family of the deceased.”The court then heard how Mr McCool, a 39 year-old married man, and father of one, had an impeccable record in his community.The court heard references from a number of retired Gardaí in the area in which the defendant lived, and from a local peace commissioner.Mr Crawford told the court, “Mr McCool is genuinely and totally remorseful for what happened, he’s a married man, and is the father of one child.“He’s is a Civil Engineering graduate, and has worked for the Donegal County Council for eighteen years.“He has an impeccable record, and I have character references from a number of retired Gardaí, and from a local peace commissioner.“He’s been involved in the towns committee and played a key role in the refurbishment of the church car park in the locality.“His taillights weren’t working and he knows they should have been, he accepted that and pleaded guilty.“In relation to the dangerous parking, he took action and pulled in, but he didn’t pull in far enough and misjudged the manoeuvre.”Mr Crawford then handed a letter to the judge from Mr O’Donnell’s wife, in which she urged the judge not to record a conviction against Mr McCool.Judge John O’Hagan read out the content of the letter to the court.“I’d like it noted to the court, that I don’t want any conviction or charge brought against Adrian McCool in relation to the incident which caused the death of husband John O’Donnell.”“That took incredible courage and bravery for Mrs O’Donnell to do that.”Judge O’Hagan said the case was very tragic, but reiterated that this should serves as a lesson to motorists to always ensure their lights are working properly on their vehicles.Judge O’Hagan said, “This is a tragic case, but a very, very serious case, the defendant was accused of dangerous driving causing death, but the jury dismissed him of the charge, and that’s gone now, it’s over.“He pleaded guilty to the other three indictments against him, and accepted it and took full responsibility for it.“In this case, there was no connection between the electrics on the van and the trailer.“The lights couldn’t work, it’s a huge, huge lesson to anyone towing trailers, or caravans or anything.“Make sure all the lights are working, get someone to drive behind you and check that all is in working order, if the lights are working, great, if not, find out why?“This had been an abject lesson for Mr McCool, if the lights had been working, this accident wouldn’t have occurred, it’s as simple as that.“He’s taken full responsibility for his actions, this was an awful night in every sense of the word, and is has affected so many people that it’s incapable of calculation.“The probation report is remarkable, it goes overboard to say how remorseful Mr McCool is, and it’s inspiring to learn how the family of the deceased welcomed him into their homes for the wake, and he attended the funeral.“They all knew each other, and came from farming backgrounds, and helped each other down through the years, and have continued to rally around each other in wake of this appalling tragedy.“I do intend to fine Mr McCool, and I fine him €500 on count 2, €500 on count 3 and €500 on count four, with six months to pay.” WIDOW PLEADS WITH JUDGE NOT TO CONVICT MAN ACCUSED OF CAUSING HUSBAND’S DEATH was last modified: April 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new 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West Ham could complete signing of Brazilian ace today

first_img possible standings gameday cracker Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics revealed West Ham could complete the signing of Felipe Anderson from Lazio today, according to reports.Anderson, the Brazil attacker, has been eyed by recently appointed Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini as another new reinforcement, following the signing of Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, who will join the east London club when his Fulham contract expires at the end of the month. REVEALED smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures crackers targets Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Anderson has played for Lazio since joining the Italian club from Santos in 2013 Primarily an attacking midfield, Anderson can also cover the right wing and centre-forward position, and he’s earned one cap for Brazil, which came in a friendly defeat of Brazil in June 2015. Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? Anderson, 25, has caught the eye for a number of years with some brilliant performances for Lazio. He has scored 34 goals and created a further 42 in 177 appearances for the Rome club, earning links to some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Anderson has emerged as one of the best attacking talents in European football And now, Gianluca Di Marzio report that the deal is so close to completion it could actually be finalised today.It is said Lazio will receive a fee of around £26m (€30m) for Anderson, while there will also be a 20 per cent sell-on clause inserted into the contract.The Serie A club’s sporting director, Igli Tare, will reportedly be in London today to close the deal with West Ham chiefs. 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ANALYSIS Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest West Ham news REVEALED The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas last_img read more

The record home attendances in English league football revealed

first_img 23. Blackburn Rovers 52,656 vs Preston North End – On 26 December 1921, at Ewood Park, in Division One. silverware A massive 83,222 people saw Tottenham play Arsenal at Wembley in 2018 18. West Ham United 56,985 v Sunderland – On 22 October 2016, at the London Stadium, in the Premier League. possible standings possible xi 31 NEW ERA 31 7. Aston Villa 69,492 v Wolverhampton Wanderers – On 27 December 1949, at Villa Park, in Division One. 26. Crystal Palace 51,482 v Burnley – On 11 May 1979, at Selhurst Park, in Division Two. highlights Football news 14. Sheffield United 59,555 v Sheffield Wednesday – On 15 January 1927, at Bramall Lane, in Division One. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 31 gameday impact ALTERED who plays? 31 smart causal 31 31 31 4. Everton 78,299 v Liverpool – On 18 September 1948, at Goodison Park, in Division One. 13. Birmingham City 60,250 v Aston Villa – On 23 November 1935, at St Andrews, in Division One. 31 29. Portsmouth 50,248 v Wolverhampton Wanderers – On 1 October 1949, at Fratton Park, in Division One. 20. Hull City v Rotherham 54,653 – On 25 December 1948, at Boothferry Park, in Division Three North. 31 31 17. Cardiff City 57,893 v Arsenal – On 22 April 1953, at Ninian Park, in Division One. 31 31 31 24. Huddersfield Town 52,479 v Blackpool – On 7 April 1951, at Leeds Road, in Division One. 16. Wolverhampton Wanderers 58,661 v West Bromwich Albion – On 15 October 1949, at Molineux, in Division One. 30. Nottingham Forest 49,946 v Manchester United – click right to count down to number one – On 28 October 1967 at the City Ground, in Division One. 15. Liverpool 58,757 v Chelsea – On 27 December 1949, at Anfield, in Division One. Last season Tottenham set a Premier League attendance record when 83,222 packed into Wembley Stadium to watch them beat rivals Arsenal 1-0 in the north London derby.The club were using the national stadium as a temporary home while a new White Hart Lane was being built and will move back to N17 for the new season. 31 31 31 21. Middlesbrough 53,802 v Newcastle United – On 29 December 1949, at Ayresome Park, in Division One. 31 3. Manchester City 79,491 v Arsenal – On 23 February 1935, at Maine Road, in Division One. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1. Manchester United 83,260 v Arsenal – On 17 January 1948, at Maine Road, in Division One. 28. Stoke City 51,380 v Arsenal – On 29 March 1937, at the Victoria Ground, in Division One. 31 25. Leeds United 52,368 v Manchester United – On 17 April 1965, at Elland Road, in Division One. 27. Coventry City 51,455 v Wolverhampton Wanderers – On 29 April 1967, at Highfield Road, in Division Two. 22. Burnley 52,869 v Blackpool – On 11 October 1947, at Turf Moor, in Division One. 31 However, as impressive as the crowd for derby is, it is not the English league record. Below, talkSPORT.com looks at the 30 previous biggest attendances. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 31 19. Bolton Wanderers 55,477 v Manchester United – On 1 September 1951, at Burnden Park, in Division One. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 31 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 31 31 9. Charlton Athletic 68,160 v Arsenal – On 17 October 1936, at The Valley, in Division One. 31 31 31 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 8. Newcastle United 68,386 v Chelsea – On 3 September 1930, at St James’ Park, in Division One. 11. Sheffield Wednesday 65,384 v Sheffield United – On 5 January 1952, at Hillsborough, in Division One. 10 Sunderland 68,004 v Newcastle United – On 4 March 1950, at Roker Park, in Division One. 2. Chelsea 82,905 v Arsenal – On 12 October 1935, at Stamford Bridge, in Division One. 6. Tottenham Hotspur 70,882 v Manchester United – On 22 September 1951, at White Hart Lane, in Division One. 31 31 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 5. Arsenal 73,295 v Sunderland – On 9 March 1935, at Highbury, in Division One. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 12. West Bromwich Albion 60,945 v Wolverhampton Wanderers – On 4 March 1950, at the Hawthorns, in Division One. 31 31 31 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? last_img read more