Toure open to “new challenges”

first_img But Pellegrini did acknowledge Toure’s form this season has been disappointing and speculation linking the Ivory Coast international with a move away has not subsided. Now the 31-year-old has given an interview suggesting he could be open to a move. Toure, who is reportedly City’s highest earner on £220,000 per week, told Foot Mercato: “No amount of wages will make me stay at a club if I feel that I no longer belong there or if no challenge exists for me. “It would be unjust on my part. There comes a moment where numbers don’t stop us, it goes beyond that, even if the English press seem more interested in the numbers than the sport itself. “For the future, I don’t know more than you do, because I will always go where I am offered new challenges. That is in my nature.” Despite those remarks, Toure insisted he remained fully committed to City on the field. The two-time Premier League winner added: “When I arrived at City, Pellegrini was not the coach. Just like the players, managers arrive and leave. As I have said before, I owe it to the City fans to fight until the end of my career at this club. “My decisions will not be affected by changes in management, but more by the challenges that will be offered to me.” Reports last week suggested Toure could be part of a summer clear-out at the Etihad Stadium as the club look to reshape the squad after an underwhelming season. That was denied by manager Manuel Pellegrini, who insisted Toure would “continue playing here because he is a very important player”. Toure has been linked with Inter Milan, whose manager, the former City boss Roberto Mancini, has spoken openly and regularly of his admiration for the player. Toure says the feeling is mutual. He said: “Mancini is a mentor for me, and a coach out of the ordinary. It is no secret that I loved when he was my boss, as I like to play for City today.” Toure is one of a number of players to have faced criticism for City’s disappointing campaign. City have collapsed in the Barclays Premier League title race – slumping from joint-top in Janauary to fourth – and failed in the knockout competitions. Toure said: “When things are not necessarily going well in a club, the key players take the fall. “I am not the only one to have been attacked even if there is tendency to be harsher with me. Football is my passion, my job and that gives me two good reasons to do as well as I can.” Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed he is open to “new challenges” and will not stay at a club simply to collect wages. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Elnora Donnini Noland, 82, formerly of Wellington: Sept. 19, 133 – March 24, 2016

first_imgElnora Donnini NolandElnora M. Donnini Noland, formerly of Wellington, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Choctaw, Oklahoma at the age of 82.Elnora was born the daughter of Charles L. and Maude Estelle (Nelson) Martin on Tuesday, September 19, 1933 in Garfield, New Mexico.On October 24, 1951, Elnora and Faust L. “Denny” Donnini were united in marriage in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage before his passing in Wellington,  in 1987. She was blessed to find love again and married Al Noland. They spent his last years together before his passing in 1996.Elnora was the Finance Manager for the Sumner County Mental Health Center in Wellington, . She retired in 2000 following a 22-year career. Elnora was an avid gardener who loved nature and spending time outdoors. She was also an accomplished artist who worked in multiple medias including pottery, oils and watercolor. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Donnini Fredline (Brian) of Laingsburg, Michigan; son, Richard Donnini (Tonia) of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Julia Donnini Laughlin (William) of Choctaw, Oklahoma; son, David Donnini of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren: Julianna Buning, Lynda Miller, Brian Donnini, Ryan Donnini, Justin Pruitt, Sarah Donnini, Connor Donnini and Landen Laughlin, great-grandchildren: Patrick Buning, Justin Buning, Jaylyn Aprill, Drake “Denny” Buning and Aidyn Alsteen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Faust L. “Denny” Donnini; husband, Al Noland and daughter, Deborah Ann Donnini. A family remembrance celebration will be held at a later date in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, , where she will be interred next to her husband Faust “Denny” Donnini. A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Village of Hatch, New Mexico where her parents were laid to rest. Contributions may be mailed to, or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, .last_img read more

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LATE GLENSWILLY RALLY SEES THEM BOOK COUNTY FINAL PLACE AGAINST ST EUNANS

first_imgA late rally by Glenswilly saw them get over the line against a determined Naomh Conaill side at O’Donnell Park this afternoon.Michael Murphy: His Glenswllly team are through to the county finalThe game looked as if it was heading for extra-time as the sides remained deadlock 0-8 to 0-8 going into time added on.But up popped both Oisin Crawford and Eamon Ward to slot over points and make it 0-10 to 0-8 for Glenswilly. It was a dramatic finish after Glenswilly had Kaolan Kelly sent off and Ciaran Bonner black-carded in the closing stages.Glenswilly can partly thank Michael Murphy who chipped in with a number of magnificent scores.Full report to follow.  LATE GLENSWILLY RALLY SEES THEM BOOK COUNTY FINAL PLACE AGAINST ST EUNANS was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:county fnalGleswillyNaomh Conailllast_img read more

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