Court ‘Purges’ Jones & Jones Contempt Charge

first_imgA contempt of court against the Jones & Jones Law Firm has been purged (dropped) and a claim that they were representing one of the defendants in First International Bank (FIB) US$4 million theft case also dismissed.Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ recently took the decision after he established that it was not Jones & Jones that represented defendant Richard Gboyah at the Monrovia City Court but a lawyer from Jones & Associates Law Firm that represented the defendant and subsequently asked the Sky Insurance Company to bail him out from jail.Gboyah and nine other co-defendants were charged of money laundering, economic sabotage among other crimes by the Liberian government, for the disappearance of US$4m from FIB, where they were employed.He and some of his colleagues were said to have jumped bail that Sky Insurance secured to prevent them from going to jail, while awaiting trial.In his decision, Judge Gbeneweleh declared, “The plea for mercy by the Jones & Jones Law Firm, coupled with the request of prosecution to purge the contempt is hereby granted and the contempt is also purged.”Before the ruling, Jones & Jones law firm clarified that, though it received a letter (from the court) to bring defendant Gboyah to court, no record showed that it represented him in the FIB case.It also explained that the record from the Liberia National Police (LNP), who arrested, investigated and charged the defendants, showed that one Atty. Poboe who represented the defendant during his hearing was from the Jones & Associates Law Firm.It even proved that the police record sent to the Monrovia City Court that first heard and granted the bond for the defendants’ representation was Atty. Poboe from Jones & Jones Law Firm.Atty. Poboe, who died recently, was a lawyer from Jones & Associates.“Due to these facts that appeared on the record it is clear that we never represented any defendant in the case and as such, said record was a mistake and a surprise to us,” the Jones & Jones law firm stressed.After the clarification, Jones & Jones subsequently pleaded with the court to purge the contempt of court against them, which Judge Gbeneweleh grantedShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MRU Youth Parliament Liberia-Chapter Impeaches its Speaker

first_imgStephen N. Karly addressed cross section of journalists at a press conference in Monrovia The Mano River Union Youth Parliament -Liberia Chapter (MRUYP-LC) has impeached its current Speaker, James M. Kolleh of Bong County, in accordance with Rule 23.1 & 2 of the organization’s statute. Kolleh has subsequently been replaced with Mohammed A. Massaley of Grand Cape Mount County.Mr. Kolleh was expelled from the Parliament following a majority vote on a motion from Harris A. Cyrille of River Gee County.The Chairman on Information, Culture, and Tourism, Stephen N. Karly, told reporters recently that the decision to impeach the Speaker was reached in Plenary after a resolution was submitted by G. Mackie Cole, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from River Cess County.Karly said the resolution carried nine counts ranging from embezzlement, bribery, ineptitude, and gross violation of the statute which governs the institution.He also claimed that the 3rd MRU Youth Parliament has not been represented at any regional or international functions since its sitting because of the Speaker being inept.“The Speaker’s inability to properly and adequately communicate, consult, and call regular leadership meeting, collaborate with the Deputy Speakers, and acting unilaterally further justified Kolleh’s impeachment,” Karly said.Shortly after the decision was announced, Executive members of the Parliament elected Mohammed A. Massaley as Speaker by a unanimous white ballot.In addition, the 1st Deputy Speaker,  J. Fahn Deghar, and 2nd Deputy Speaker, Daniel N. Nills, retained their respective posts.Mr. Kolleh defies his impeachment procedure says he remains the legitimate speakerMr. Kolleh has meanwhile described his removal as illegal.In a telephone interview, Kolleh said the allegations levied against him were untrue and meant “to bring my character into public ridicule.”According to him, the Mano River Youth Parliament is a direct photocopy of the Legislature. As such, everything that governs the body comes from the Senate.“Rule 24.1 says that in order to remove the Speaker, you need two third of the majority of the total membership of the parliament which constitutes 30 parliamentarians, so to have me removed you need a two-third majority which is 20 persons to vote,” Kolleh said.He maintained that except vote, the Parliament does not have what these individuals called resolution. He also quoted rule 24.3 which states that in order to sustain the Speaker and the two deputies, you also need a two-third majority of the total membership, which also constitute 30 parliamentarian, all of which he said did not meet the criteria set by the Parliament rules.“18 people signed a resolution in Tubmanburg, Bomi County; out of the 18, we were able to use the parliamentary tactics and get two of the signatories withdrawn; currently, 2 persons have withdrawn their signatures,” Kolleh said.He said that it was based on his parliamentary tactics that he withdrew two of the 18 people’s signatures from the document. He identified the two as Joseph Kamara of Bomi and Christian Karbah of Sinoe.“Emmanuel Swen is not a parliamentarian, he is an Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy. The essence of the youth parliament is to serve as advocates against the government, so how can you work in the mainstream government and be a parliamentarian?” Kolleh rhetorically asked.Kolleh said the leadership is currently making an arrangement to lead a delegation to River Gee County, to conduct a by-election to replace Mr. Swen, the former Speaker, who is now a deputy minister.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers host Prince George this weekend

first_imgThe games have unusual start times of 8 o’clock on Saturday night, and 1:30 on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are still available in advance at Ernie’s, or at the door. The Flyers are back on home ice this weekend, as they host the Prince George Senior Mohawks for a pair of exhibition games.- Advertisement -The two teams met for a single game in MacKenzie two weeks ago, with the Flyers winning 4-1.”They’ve got lots of talent, and they bring a good skill level” says Flyers GM Rob Larson. “They haven’t been playing at a high level all year, so they’re a little bit rusty, but they definitely have some good players” he says, adding “it helps our game.”Larson says he is expecting several of the Flyers’ out-of-town players to be in the lineup for the weekend, including the Calgary-based Ryan Carter and Ryan Manitowich. Larson says Prince George’s Tyler Brough should be around for the Saturday game, making him a likely bet to centre Carter and Manitowich on the Flyers’ top line.Goaltender Clayton Pool made his Flyers debut in the win in MacKenzie, and Larson expects Pool to start both games this weekend.Advertisement By Jon Zackslast_img read more

Sacking Van Gaal ‘would cost Manchester United £5million’ – reports

first_imgManchester United will have to cough-up £5million if they want to axe manager Louis van Gaal this summer.The Dutchman’s deal at Old Trafford earns him up to £8million-a-year, but is heavily loaded with performance-related bonuses.It will cost Van Gaal an eye-watering £1m if the club fail to finish in the Champions League positions this season – the amount written into his contract for reaching Europe’s showpiece cup competition.The Dutchman will receive a £400,000 bonus if the club win the FA Cup this season, but has missed out on a raft of other bonuses, according to The Times.There was a £1.5m bonus written into his contract for winning the Champions League and the same amount for winning the Barclays Premier League.Van Gaal’s wage is comprised of a £3.3m basic, a £2m loyalty payment, £1.6m for image rights and £1.1m for taking United into the Champions League.Jose Mourinho has been heavily-linked with the top job at Old Trafford, but there has been no confirmation of what the club plans to do after another disappointing season.However the Dutchman has told reporters he WILL be at Old Trafford next year.He said before last Sunday’s draw with Leicester: “Next year you will see me again.“We always knew that the process would take three years. I wanted to sign only for two years. The club wanted me to sign for three years, not me.“Every week for six months I have been ‘sacked’ – and yet I am still here. But this has happened to me at every club I have been at.” 1last_img read more


first_imgA LEGAL stand-off between a pub owner and his tenant has led to one accusing the other of being unfit to hold a liquor license at Letterkenny District Court.In court John G Larkin, who claims to be the rightful owner of the Millview Bar and Restaurant at Newmills, just outside Letterkenny, appeared before the court to object to the license being renewed in the name of his tenant David Mackey.Mr Larkin told Judge Paul Kelly that he objected to the license renewal being granted on the grounds that he was owed rent by his tenant. However solicitor Patsy Gallagher, representing Mr Mackey, said that such an objection did not have any standing in law. Judge Kelly agreed.Mr Larkin, representing himself, went on to make a number of allegations surrounding an incident last March when he had moved into the popular bar and restaurant and had changed the locks.He gave details to Judge Kelly about the stand-off including claims that Gardai had witnessed a number of incidents.However solicitor for Mr Mackey, Mr Gallagher, dismissed the claims as hearsay and said that a number of civil cases were before other courts in relation to the tenancy agreement.Judge Kelly however said that if Mr Larkin could produce a statement and evidence to back his claim that Mr Mackey was an unfit person to hold a liquor license, then he would hear those allegations at a later date.He told Mr Larkin to “specify in writing the precise reasons for the objection including detailed information regarding March 21.”He said he should also include details of any alleged offences.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until November 26.PUB LANDLORD OBJECTS TO TENANT GETTING DRINKS LICENSE was last modified: October 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:David MackeyDonegal DailyJohn G LarkinNEWMILLSPUB LANDLORD OBJECTS TO TENANT GETTING DRINKS LICENSElast_img read more

Unai Emery ‘wants to bring’ Barcelona ace to Arsenal this summer

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 REVEALED Arsenal are interested in signing Andre Gomes from Barcelona this summer, according to reports.Gomes, the Portugal midfielder, has failed to establish himself at Camp Nou in the two years since he left Valencia for Catalonia. Though he has made 78 appearances in all competitions, the 24-year-old’s performances have hardly suggested he is good enough for a club of Barcelona’s standing. Gomes has been regarded as something of a flop since his move to Camp Nou Arsenal have already completed three signings this summer, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner, the full-back, from Juventus, goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the centre-half, from Borussia Dortmund.A deal for Lucas Torreira, the Sampdoria midfielder, is reportedly set to be completed after the World Cup. targets Gomes joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 three-way race Latest transfer news Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets A summer departure from Camp Nou has been expected for many months, and he’s already been linked with Tottenham and Chelsea recently.And now, according to the Independent, Arsenal have entered the race for the 24-year-old, with manager Unai Emery keen on bringing Gomes to the Emirates this summer. RANKED LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on It is stated Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger at the end of last season, ‘sees qualities in Gomes that would fit how he wants to play.Furthermore, Emery is willing to sanction the sale of some of Arsenal’s current players to get a deal for Gomes over the line. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more


first_imgRosapenna Golf Club have won the 2011 Donegal League beatinglocal rivals Portsalon in the final yesterday.This is the first time in the competitions 52 year history that Rosapenna have claimed the trophy.Rosapenna were only in the final once before, in 1982 and lostout to Strabane on the last hole.Leading 4-1 (10 holes up) from the home leg the first pairing of Frank Casey Jnr and Enda Kennedy over came Johnny Shields & Pascal Cullen 3&2 andwith three of the other four matches up and one match all square the match waseffectively over and everyone was called in.To reach the final Rosapenna beat North West, Falcarragh, Bundoran& Buncrana. Well done to the team Captains Francie Boyce & Pete McBride andall the players who competed all season for the golf club.GOLF: ROSAPENNA WIN DONEGAL LEAGUE was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:ROSAPENNAlast_img read more


first_imgIt was a smash hit on Broadway, it was a smash hit on the West End.And now Guys and Dolls is set to be a smash hit in Letterkenny as Letterkenny Musical Society bring the fantastic musical to life this week on the stage in An Grianán Theatre. The show opens tonight but Donegal Daily has gained access to pictures from the show as the cast gave it one last run through during last night’s dress rehearsal.Amazing costumes and set combined with a hugely talented cast mean that this show is sure to follow hot on the heels of the last three LMS shows – Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane – all of which sold out in a flash.Many people were left disappointed by leaving it too late to book their tickets for those shows – don’t take that risk with Guys and Dolls – book your tickets now at and get set for a truly amazing night of entertainment.  SMASH HIT ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ TO AMAZE AUDIENCES – SPECIAL PICTURE PREVIEW was last modified: March 4th, 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:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more


first_imgA leading weather forecaster has warned the north of the country including Donegal is facing sub-zero temperatures, polar gales and heavy snowfall in just a few weeks time.Meteorologists say Donegal is set for plunging temperatures and snow in December.James Madden, forecaster with Exacta Weather, said temperatures will plunge through November while December could be as bitter as four years ago, the coldest in over 100 years in Ireland.And he warned that both December and January could see prolonged falls of snow. He said the combination of unusually-high Siberian snow cover this month, recent solar activity levels and volcanic emission patterns in Iceland all point to a harsh winter ahead.He said: “As we progress throughout November, it is going to become gradually colder across many parts of Ireland, in particular from around the mid-month point when it is likely to become exceptionally cold at times.“This early start to what is likely to be a harsh winter is also likely to be accompanied by a number of potentially widespread snow events within this period and into the start of December.“The parts most at risk of experiencing snow within this period will be to the north and east of Ireland and some of this cold could prove to be quite significant at times, even across some much lower levels of the country.”    LEADING WEATHER FORECASTER SAYS NORTH OF COUNTRY FACING POLAR GALES AND HEAVY SNOWFALL was last modified: October 29th, 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:DecemberdonegalExactaJames Maddenpolar galessnowlast_img read more

Milan derby headlines Serie A round 9 fixtures

first_img Tags: Italian Serie A Roma vs SPALStadio Olimpico, RomeSaturday, 20-10-2018 @04:0pmReferee: Luca PairettoRoma rediscovered their form ahead of the break for international duty, but SPAL completely lost their way. The Giallorossi are looking to continue their resurgence following a bumpy start to the season, while SPAL travels to the capitol city in the hopes of ending their four-game losing streak. After grabbing only five points out of a possible 15 in their first five matches, Eusebio Di Francesco’s squad earned the maximum nine points possible out of their last three games, all while outscoring their opponents 9-1. Roma’s last match was a 2-0 win away at Empoli, with Steven Nzonzi and Edin Dzeko providing the goals. The hosts unfortunately have to deal with multiple injuries following the international break. Daniele De Rossi, Javier Pastore, Diego Perotti and Rick Karsdorp are out of action. Bryan Cristante and Lorenzo Pellegrini will most likely fill in for De Rossi and Pastore in the midfield.SPAL are currently 14th in the league and it doesn’t look likely that they’ll climb the table this weekend. Unlike Roma’s slow start, the Spallini began the season unexpectedly well. A run of three wins out of their first four matches saw Leonardo Semplici’s men soar to second in the table. However, the fairytale start ended for SPAL, as they have haven’t earned a point in a month. With only two goals scored in their last four matches, SPAL have been short of ideas offensively. Andrea Petagna isn’t 100 per cent fit and remains in doubt, but that could open up room for Alberto Paloschi to step in. Paloschi has scored in his last two appearances for the Spallini.SPAL have only ever won once away to Roma, a 2-0 result in September 1965, along with six draws and nine defeats.Juventus vs GenoaAllianz Stadium, TorinoSaturday, 06-10-2018 @07:00pmReferee: Federico La PennaJuventus are the unstoppable force with a 100 per cent record, but host Genoa and Serie A Capocannoniere Krzysztof Piatek. The Bianconeri have set a blistering pace in Italy’s top flight following an impressive eight wins from eight Serie A matches, 10 in all competition. Another three points at home to Genoa on Saturday would make it 11 on the bounce, edging them toward breaking another record. Fabio Capello’s Milan racked up 13 consecutive wins at the beginning of the 1992-1993 season and Max Allegri has set his sights on exceeding that achievement. The international schedule provided the likes of Mario Mandzukic and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo an all-important break from the action. The returning Douglas Costa provides another boost for Allegri, as the Brazilian is available again after returning from injury and a four-game suspension. Paulo Dybala will almost certainly miss out, as he picked up a knee injury playing for Argentina and with Manchester United on the horizon, the Number 10 will not be risked. Mattia De Sciglio could feature for the first time this season after injury problems, but Sami Khedira is ruled out.Following the recent dismissal of Coach Davide Ballardini, a familiar face has returned to the Genoa bench in the form of Ivan Juric. It is the third time in two years that Jurichas been appointed by eccentric President Enrico Preziosi. The Rossoblu currently sit 11th in the Serie A table, but Preziosi felt the team’s performances had been masked by the extraordinary form of strikerPiatek. Captain Domenico Criscito stated his side would require “half a miracle” to beat Juventus, but the Grifone will hope that The Old Lady are distracted by their upcoming Champions League tie, opening the door for an almighty surprise. It remains to be seen how returning coach Juricwill change Genoa’s approach and starting XI.Juve are unbeaten in this fixture since a 1-0 result in January 1991, decided by Tomas Skuhravy, followed by 15 wins and three draws between Serie A and the Coppa Italia. Genoa haven’t even scored in their last six trips to Turin.Udinese vs NapoliDacia Arena, UdineSaturday, 20-10-2018 @09:30pmReferee: Maurizio MarianiNapoli hope to retain second place and pick up all three points against an Udinese side that has lost its last three on the trot. The hosts are somewhat unsurprisingly languishing near the bottom of the table in 15th place, with eight points from eight games. The visitors however are flying high under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, sitting in second place with 18 points. There were natural questions raised after Ancelotti’s appointment, simply due to the high expectations that Maurizio Sarri’s 91-point Napoli had left to linger. For the most part, the former Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss has answered those questions with relative ease, aside from disappointing defeats to Sampdoria and Juventus.There were question marks over how Udinese’s season would play out and Julio Velazquez has been unable to drift Udinese away from the expectations of simply trying to stay in Serie A. However, there have been some dull and uninspiring defeats even by their recent standards.You can expect the game to play out the same as recent fixtures between these two. Napoli are still a ball dominant and passing side under Ancelotti, but the attacking combination of Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne could imprint a particularly heavy defeat on an incredibly lacklustre Udinese side. Napoli have won each of their last four meetings with Udinese, since a 3-1 loss here in April 2016, when Gonzalo Higuain was famously sent off.Udinese head into this one with a relatively clean bill of health, with only Emmanuel Badu and Giuseppe Pezzella out of action.Napoli have been regular purchasers of Udinese’s talent since the start of the decade, buying or loaning no less than nine players since 2010. Alex Meret and Orestis Karnezis both left the Dacia Arena to join Napoli this summer, but the former is yet to make his debut after breaking his arm in only his second training session. Meret is back in the squad, but unlikely to start, while David Ospina should be rested after international duty with Colombia. Kalidou Koulibaly should also be given the day off after returning early from Senegal with a muscular issue.Frosinone vs Empoli Stadio Benito Stirpe, FrosinoneSunday, 21-10-2018 @01:00pmReferee: Daniele OrsatoIt is a relegation tussle between two newly-promoted sides, although Empoli have done considerably better than Frosinone. The Canarini have had a desperate start to their league campaign, losing seven of their opening eight games. They sit in 19th position on just one point, which came courtesy of a goalless home draw against Bologna in August. Their last outing before the international break was a 3-2 loss away to Torino, which made it six losses in a row. A small glimmer of hope had appeared in that game when they came back from two goals down, but was soon extinguished when Alex Berenguer fired in the winner for the Granata.Empoli, on the other hand, have a slightly better record this season, but only just. Since beating Cagliari 2-0 on the opening day, they have picked up just two more points coming from a goalless draw away to Chievo and a creditable 1-1 at home to Milan. They sit on five points in the table, just one place above their hosts Frosinone, and have only found the back of the net twice in their last six games. Their last outing before the break was a 2-0 loss at home to Roma and prior to that they lost 1-0 away to Parma, making it seven matches in a row without a win. Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli could also be about to feel the mounting pressure rise on him if his side loses this tie, as anything less than a point here will be unacceptable against the division’s worst team.Last season in Serie B these sides played two six-goal thrillers, as it ended 3-3 in Empoli and 2-4 at the Stadio Stirpe.Bologna vs TorinoStadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna Sunday, 21-10-2018 @04:00pmReferee: Luca BantiBologna seemed to be on their way to a revival after wins against Roma and Udinese came either side of a 2-0 loss to Juventus, but defeat to Cagliari by the same margin put things into perspective for the Rossoblu. Pippo Inzaghi’s inability to match the coaching merits of his younger brother Simone in Serie A has been well documented, but his general turnaround of the club deserves credit, even if it was after one of the worst starts for a club in Serie A in recent memory.On the other hand, Torino are starting to find some confidence and visit a Bologna side seeing a third straight home win. Although Edin Dzeko’s wonderful volley started Torino’s season with a loss, the Granata’s overall performance gave reasons to be hopeful that after two underwhelming campaigns, Walter Mazzarri was finally getting Toro back to where they belong. The 2-2 draw with big spenders Inter that followed gave the same impression, but unfortunately it has been stop-start at best since.Simone Zaza is out injured along with Lorenzo De Silvestri and Lyanco for Torino. Bologna Goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski is in doubt after a hand injury ruled him out of international duty with Poland, while Federico Mattiello and Ladislav Krejci are certainly absent.Bologna have beaten Torino only once in their last six meetings, home and away, drawing another. There have been 36 goals in the last 12 competitive clashes.Chievo vs AtalantaStadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, VeronaSunday, 21-10-2018 @04:00pmReferee: Gianluca RocchiGiampiero Ventura makes his debut on the Chievo bench, as they welcome a struggling Atalanta side to the Bentegodi. The former Italy CT has been appointed to replace Lorenzo D’Anna after a disastrous start to the season for the Flying Donkeys, who have yet overcome the three point deduction imposed upon them for irregular accounting. The Veronese still sit on negative points after just two draws in their opening eight games, and have turned to the experienced tactician to try and turn things around. Ventura is still public enemy number one for much of the nation after failing to take the Azzurri to the World Cup for the first time since 1958, having built his reputation at Torino by taking them into the Europa League.Torino have been a revelation in recent season, twice reaching the Europa League, but the Coach’s warnings about lack of investment in the summer appear to have been prescient. Having been knocked out of Europe by FC Copenhagen, the Bergamaschi haven’t won since the first weekend of season and sit one point outside the relegation zone. There is some mitigation for Gasperini, whose side have managed creditable draws at Roma and Milan, but where once the 60-year-old appeared untouchable there are no real suggestions that he has stayed in Bergamo too long. A return of nine goals in eight games has been a major contributory factor to their slump, but Atalanta will be confident of getting back among the goals against a Chievo defence which has shipped 19 already this season.Chievo are actually in a worse position at this stage of the season than Benevento were last term. The Streghe lost all eight of their opening fixtures, but Chievo’s point deduction means they’re still on -1.Parma vs LazioStadio Ennio Tardini, ParmaSunday, 21-10-2018 @04:00pmReferee: Michael FabbriLazio face a very difficult trip to mid-table Parma, but the hosts are struggling with injuries. The Ducali have won four of their last five Serie A games and currently sit a very impressive ninth in the standings. They have enjoyed a good start to their top-flight return and will be hoping for another big scalp at the Tardini this weekend. Before the break, Parma came from behind to win 3-1 at Genoa, with their goalscoring form impressing many. They have only been held goal-less twice this season – to SPAL and Napoli – as they will look to test a shaky Lazio defence.However, if they are to grab a positive result from this match, they will have to do it with a hefty injury list. Former Roma man Gervinho is doubtful to face his former cross-town rival, and he has been in great form for Parma so far this season. He has scored three times from his five games and he is a big absentee for his side. They are also without Alberto Grassi and Federico Dimarco through injury, while Emanuele Calaio is suspended until December 31. Coach Roberto D’Aversa faces a selection headache, but will trust that his group can get the job done. Lazio, on the other hand, have lost two of their past three in all competition. They endured a 3-1 derby defeat to Roma before a heavy 4-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. Before the break for international duty, they defeated Fiorentina 1-0 thanks to a Ciro Immobile goal. The Biancocelesti are in need of a win here if they are to keep their top-four intentions intact. They must tighten up their defence to keep a free-flowing Parma goal-less in this match. Simone Inzaghi, unlike his Parma counterpart, has a clean bill of health for the match with no injury concerns.Lazio are unbeaten against Parma since a 3-1 result here in March 2012, followed by five wins and two draws in all competition.Fiorentina vs CagliariStadio Artemio Franchi, FirenzeSunday, 21-10-2018 @07:00pmReferee: Piero GiacomelliIn all fairness to Fiorentina, they’ve lost against Napoli, Inter and Lazio which isn’t the easiest of trios to face so early in the campaign, but against so called ‘lesser’ opposition they’ve been a fun team to watch, in particular their 6-1 defeat of Chievo and the 3-0 win against SPAL.  For Cagliari, they will definitely be eyeing this game as a statement win to get their season on the right track. With just two wins under their belt against Atalanta and Bologna (the latter coming just before the most recent international break), Cagliari need another win to carry on their form, considering they haven’t managed to string together two wins in a row since the last two games of last season – ironically enough against Fiorentina and Atalanta. With the club expected to be around the relegation zone or at least in the bottom half of the table this season, a win at the Artemio Franchi would be huge for their confidence ahead of a run of games that feature Chievo, Juventus and SPAL.These sides haven’t played out a draw since a 1-1 in Florence in 2013, followed by four Viola wins and three for the Sardinians.Inter Milan vs AC MilanStadio Guiseppe Meazza, MilanSunday, 21-10-2018 @09:30pmReferee: Marco GuidaBoth Inter and Milan will be eager to continue their impressive runs of good form in a mouth-watering Derby della Madonnina clash on Sunday. Despite winning just one of their opening three games this season, Luciano Spalletti has finally managed to find consistency at Inter, as the Nerazzurri have won their last six fixtures in all competitions. The Beneamata play a rather unspectacular, but efficienttype offootball, which was once again evident in their 2-1 victory against SPAL.Inter’s physicality and pragmatism perfectly complement Mauro Icardi’s ruthless goalscoring ability, as unsurprisingly the Argentinian’s return to form has coincided with the Nerazzuri’s six-game winning streak. Icardi has netted five times during this stretch and will be looking to improve his record against Milan, which currently stands at four goals in 11 meetings – most of them in a hat-trick in October 2017. Scoring against the Rossoneri might not be enough for Inter to get the win on Sunday, as Milan have won their last three games, despite conceding in each of them. Gennaro Gattuso’s men are currently on an eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions and their only defeatwas 3-2 in their season opener against Napoli at the San Paolo.Although Milan’s record looks impressive, many of their good results were achieved thanks to Gonzalo Higuain’s presence in attack. The Argentinian is Milan’s top goalscorer with seven strikes in all competition, but what has arguably been more impressive than Pipita’s goals is his unselfish and hard-working style, which often covers up some of the limitations of his team.Inter have won just one of their last six competitive meetings withMilan, drawing three and losing two. The Nerazzurri have failed to score a single goal in their last two games against Il Diavolo.Sampdoria vs SassuoloStadio Communale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa Monday, 22-10-2018 @09:30pmReferee: Francesco FourneauSampdoria leapfrogged Sassuolo before the break for international duty and are eager to surge ahead in this intriguing battle. Coaches Marco Giampaolo and Roberto De Zerbi have earned plaudits for the style of football and giant-killing exploits this season, mounting credible pushes for European ambition despite limited resources. The Neroverdi got off to a stunning start and were in second place before a run of two consecutive defeats at the hands of Milan and Napoli. A third loss on the bounce would be their worst run since November 2017.As for Samp, they are marching up the standings with two victories in a row, so making it three would be their best Serie A streak in over a year. Rogerio sits out a ban for the visitors, with Federico Peluso and Alfred Duncan likely to miss out through injury. Filip Djuricic remains the favourite to start in the trident attack with Kevin-Prince Boateng and Domenico Berardi, sending Federico Di Francesco to the bench again. The Sampdoria treatment room is slowly emptying out, with only Vasco Regini remaining for another three months. Gianluca Caprari is back and the favourite to take the trequartista role behind Fabio Quagliarella and former Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel. Although veteran hitman Quagliarella had a spectacular start to the season, scoring two in his first three games, he hasn’t found the back of the net in his last five appearances.Sassuolo have won each of their last three meetings with Samp in Serie A, keeping two consecutive clean sheets. The Neroverdi also won three of their last five trips to Marassi.Comments last_img read more