Treasury to Auction Preferred Stock As Part of Effort to Wind Down TARP

first_img  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Treasury to Auction Preferred Stock As Part of Effort to Wind Down TARP in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Treasury to Auction Preferred Stock As Part of Effort to Wind Down TARP Share Save Previous: Lender, Servicer Call Off $39 Billion Mortgage Servicing Rights Deal Next: Report: Despite October’s Monthly Spike, Foreclosures Declined in 10 States Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Treasury has announced its intention to sell some of its preferred Capital Purchase Program (CPP) investments as part of the government’s strategy to wind down the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and recover remaining CPP investments.In order to sell the CPP investments, Treasury will conduct auctions for all of its preferred stock positions for the following four institutions: First United Corporation (Oakland, Maryland); Liberty Shares, Inc. (Hinesville, Georgia); Lone Star Bank (Houston, Texas); and Porter Bancorp, Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky). In all, Treasury has outstanding investments in 39 CPP institutions.Treasury expects to begin the auctions on or about November 17 and close on November 20 at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and the auctions will be offered to principally to domestic qualified institutional buyers and certain domestic institutional accredited investors.Signed into law by the Bush administration, TARP was created in 2008 at the height of the nation’s financial crisis in order to implement programs to stabilize the financial system during the financial crisis of 2008. Treasury initially invested $245 billion in TARP’s bank programs, and to date Treasury has recovered $275 billion through repayments, dividends, interest, and other income. The $30 billion overage has resulted in a significant profit for taxpayers. The Small Business Lending Fund (SLBF) has resulted in the repayment of about $2.2 billion in TARP funds by CPP institutions that refinanced their repayments under the SLBF. Congress created the SBLF as a way for CPP institutions to repay TARP funds.TARP has also helped several other industries become financially stable, including credit, auto, housing, and the investment to bail out AIG. To date, about $420 billion has been disbursed for TARP, and Treasury has recovered 99.2 percent of that money, according to Treasury’s web site. The only industry for which Treasury has not recovered more than 100 percent of the money disbursed is the auto industry, which is at 86.3 percent, according to Treasury’s web site.”The goal remains to protect taxpayer interests, promote financial stability, and preserve the strength of our nation’s community banks,” Treasury said in a press release. “Treasury will continue to use a combination of repayments, restructurings, and sales to manage and recover those remaining investments.”TARP is expected to cost the government about $37.5 billion, far less than the $700 billion which Congress authorized for the program. Much of the cost has gone toward TARP to assist struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. November 14, 2014 911 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Capital Purchase Program TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program U.S. Department of Treasury Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Capital Purchase Program TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program U.S. Department of Treasury 2014-11-14 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. last_img read more

Pulis to get tough at Palace

first_img Striker Cameron Jerome publicly criticised Pulis after the manager’s Stoke departure, and now the pair are reunited at Palace. Jerome’s season-long loan from Stoke to Palace is expected to run the course of the campaign, even despite Pulis’ arrival in south London. The new Selhurst Park boss brushed off any lingering issues with the 27-year-old. Pulis said: “Cammy called me and had a good chat with me, and there’s absolutely no problem. “Cammy played as well I’ve seen him play when he came on at Hull. “I’m not interested in the ‘he said, she said’ and it comes back to the old adage of sticks and stones. “I was brought up in the 60s, so people saying things and calling me names, I’ll laugh them all off.” Palace head to Carrow Road with Pulis keen to play down suggestions he will mirror the aggressive approach he favoured at Stoke. Pulis vowed to install whatever system best suits the Selhurt Park squad. He said: “My philosophy is just to win games, it always has been to recognise the material you’ve got to work with, and get the best out of what you’ve got. “You have to win games with what you’re given. “When you need to compete for results and a foothold, then you have to do the best you possibly can with what you’ve got to get results. “That’s no disrespect to the players here, that’s the reality for clubs who cannot go out and sign whoever they like. “It’s not just one battle – we’ve got 20-odd battles to fight, to try to win the war. “You pick up six points in the Premier League and it’s amazing how quickly you can move up the table.” Pulis will not just bark the orders for the players to follow without discussion though. Keen to canvas squad opinion on the best route forward, he said: “Everything we’ve given them this week they’ve embraced. “I’ve opened it up to them as well. I want their contribution as well to what we’re trying to achieve and get out of it. “They’ve played quite a few games in this league so they have an understanding, so it’s about how we handle that together.” “There will be no discipline issues while I’m here, hopefully,” he said. “The one thing I’ve always tried to embrace, at every club I’ve been at – the most important thing is the club and the team. “The most important thing is for the players to respect the club, to respect the position they are in. “The players have to realise how lucky and fortunate they are and I’ve told them that. “They are extremely lucky individuals. They’ve got an opportunity to be financially secure in a job that everybody would die for in this country. “If you can’t be dedicated and single-minded in trying to get the best out of your own ability within the group and within the football club, and respect the club and the group, you shouldn’t be a professional footballer. “If there are people you don’t think fit the group, then you try to get rid of them as quick as you can. “Then it’s about getting people who understand what you want, what the group is about, and hopefully adding to what the group already has.” Press Association Pulis has told his squad they must appreciate the enviable privileges of professional football, otherwise they will have to look for a new club. The no-nonsense approach is designed as an antidote to modern top-flight excesses, that Pulis believes would be fatal in Palace’s battle to beat the Barclays Premier League drop. New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has warned that breaches of discipline will not be tolerated as he prepares for his first game in charge at Norwich on Saturday.last_img read more

SA paintmaker secures export orders

first_img25 July 2008South African automotive paint manufacturer ChemSpec has secured export orders for its premium automotive refinish, Metalux 2, to the Mauritian and Chinese markets.The Mauritian order is worth R1-million and is the first from that country, while the Chinese order is the company’s second from the Asian economic giant.In addition, ChemSpec – which is headquartered in Veralum, KwaZulu-Natal – has entered into discussions with a multi-billion dollar company based in South East Asia, to partner it in the distribution of its water-based automotive refinish product, Hydrolux, into that region.“Hydrolux testing will commence in August, with trial runs scheduled for October and a full launch planned for December of this year,” the company said in a statement this week, adding that it already has well developed distribution channels into the automotive industry in South East Asia through its other product offerings.Global expansionThe move is in accordance with the company’s strategy to expand its product offerings into the global market and grow its international presence. The company last year purchased paintmaker Montana Products, based in Ohio, USA, along with its manufacturing and research and development facilities.“It will also contribute towards the consolidation of ChemSpec’s market leading export position in the South African coatings sector and encourage further expansion of the company’s international footprint,” read the statement.“ChemSpec will take advantage of its established and effective distribution structure to successfully market the range of automotive refinish products and will continue to look for new avenues abroad.”The company presently manufactures its automotive refinish products in both South Africa and the US.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Deputy President Motlanthe queues to cast his vote

first_img7 May 2014Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said there was no reason to jump the queue as he waited patiently for his turn to cast his vote in South Africa’s fifth democratic elections on Wednesday.“There is no reason for anybody to jump the queue. We are all voting as citizens, and if I want to be at the head of the queue I should be here earliest. If there are people already queuing, there’s no basis for jumping the queue at all,” Motlanthe said after casting his vote at the Colbyn voting station in Pretoria.Arriving shortly after 7 am to cast his vote at the station, located at the corner of Allcock and Glyn streets, the Deputy President joined the queue to cast his vote. Afterwards, he stood for a while chatting to Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) vice-chairperson Terry Tselane.“Well it doesn’t make me feel any different in the sense that I will still be voting in the next elections, God willing,” he said on his retirement from government and Parliament this year.He advised young people voting for the first time to consider the manifestos of the 29 registered parties appearing on the ballot when making their mark.“We encourage everybody to really exercise their right to vote; we are all spoilt for choice. There are about 29 parties. I’m sure each South African can find a party which represents his or her interests.”On his appraisal of the country’s last five years, Motlanthe said it had at times been “hectic”.“As leader of government business, I’m the link between the executive and Parliament. There’s been lots of to-ing and fro-ing with regards to Bills that had to be processed in both houses, and of course lots of work outside that space of Parliament.“I also had to do work with the South African Aids Council and the Human Resource Development Council. There’s been lots of work,” he said, speaking outside the voting station.While he was stepping down from government and Parliament, he said he intended to continue to do work with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).The Colbyn voting station was a hub of activity early on election day, with the head of the African Union (AU) election observer mission and former president of Ghana, John Kufuor, visiting and getting a report of the voting process.Kufuor commended the “calmness and orderliness” of the voting process.First-time voter Blessing Nyathi said one’s vote was one’s voice in the country. “I’ve never voted before, so I came early to get it done,” the 30-year-old said.The queue at the voting station comprised young and old. Among those who came with their young children was Giles Millard, who said that although democracy had its challenges, it was important to vote. “Well, it’s democracy, for all its faults. It’s probably the only system that allows for some form of representation. It’s the only real form of having your say,” he said after casting his vote.Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille and United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa also cast their votes on Wednesday morning.An upbeat Zille, dressed in purple, cast her vote in Cape Town. Like most politicians, she also waited patiently in the queue, and cast her vote after some 20 minutes.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Report Cites Carbon Impact of Biomass Plants

first_imgTiming is keyBooth says that if the world is to meet goals in the Paris Agreement of limiting global temperature rise, carbon emissions must peak between 2020 and 2030, and then decline to less than half the 2010 levels by 2050. That means that steps to reduce or eliminate emissions in the next decade are “essential,” given that elevated carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are already evident.Those who favor burning biomass to make electricity argue that the process is essentially carbon-neutral. Burning wood results in the release of carbon dioxide, but planting new trees will, in time, produce forests that remove carbon dioxide from the air and sequester it once again. It’s that long stretch of time between the sudden release of a large amount of carbon and eventual reforestation that concerns critics.“We call it ‘slow in,’ as in it takes a long time for the carbon to accumulate in the forest, and ‘fast out’ — you’re burning it so it goes into the atmosphere rapidly,” Beverly Law, an expert in forest science and management from Oregon State University, said in article in Scientific American.In the U.S., federal agencies are being pressured to recognize biomass power plants as carbon-neutral sources of energy. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt includes biomass carbon neutrality as part of the administration’s plan for “energy dominance.”But for scientists like Booth, the long time frame in carbon release and carbon sequestration in new trees is a problem.“There is no time like the present to reduce emissions,” Booth says. “Given the anticipated role for bioenergy in climate mitigation, climate-related policies should be reformed immediately to account for bioenergy impacts.” Burning wood and wood waste to generate electricity will result in net carbon emissions over the next several decades even under the best-case scenarios promoted by the industry, according to a recently released report.Writing in Environmental Research Letters, author Mary S. Booth disputes assertions that burning biomass is carbon-neutral, challenging renewable energy investments in the U.S., Europe, and Asia where imported wood pellets are burned as a replacement for coal.“Biomass power plants tend to emit more CO2 than fossil fueled plants per MWh, and as shown by a number of studies, net emissions from bioenergy can exceed emissions from fossil fuels for decades,” Booth says.Industry views the burning of forest waste — treetops and branches, rather than whole trees — as carbon-neutral because the material would decompose and release stored carbon anyway, even if it were not burned for energy. Even here, Booth says, greenhouse gas emissions are still significant, a summary of the findings published by the Partnership for Policy Integrity says.Booth says there is wide agreement in the industry that when biomass comes from forestry residues, wood products manufacturing, or agriculture, the net carbon impact is the difference between emissions from the use of the material as fuel and emissions from some other fate, such as leaving it on the ground to decompose. “Studies using this approach generally conclude net bioenergy emissions are not zero over varying periods of time,” her report says. “Nonetheless, many policies still treat bioenergy as having zero or negligible emissions.”The U.K. paid the equivalent of $1.2 billion in renewable energy subsidies for bioenergy in 2015, the Partnership for Policy Integrity said, and the industry is expected to grow significantly in the future. RELATED ARTICLES Europe Drives Up Demand for U.S.Wood PelletsWhat’s the Greenest Option for Home HeatingWhy Is Wood Burning Counted as Green Energy? NRDC: Burning Trees to Make Electricity is an ‘Environmental Disaster’last_img read more

Games Announced For Trans Tasman

first_imgThe games for the 2009 Trans Tasman Test Series have been announced.They are as follows:Friday 24th April 2009WIN Stadium 6.30pm Game 1 Mixed Open7.30pm Game 2 Women’s Open8.30pm Game 3 Men’s Open Saturday 25th April 2009North Dalton11.20am Game 2 Mixed OpenWIN Stadium6.30pm Game 2 Women’s Open7.30pm Game 2 Men’s Open8.30pm Game 3 Mixed OpenSunday 26th April 2009North Dalton9.10am Game 3 Women’s Open10.05am Game 3 Men’s OpenFor more information and to see profiles on all the players taking part in the series, please visit the Series website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=6460&pID=14last_img

Coach Interview – Swain Rovelli

first_imgBe sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms and send in your messages of support for the teams on our social media channels.Related LinksSwain Rovelli Interview Facebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube: www.youtube.com/touchfootballausSnapchat – search for ‘TFAofficial’ We caught up with new Australian Women’s Open coach, Swain Rovelli this week in the lead up to the 2016 Trans Tasman Series. Join us as we hear about how much he is looking forward to the event next week, how he is finding his new role and who we should watch out for in the series. How much are you looking forward to next week?It’s very exciting, it’s been a short but good preparation and it’s good that it’s come around really quickly. I’m very excited to go over to New Zealand and get playing as soon as we can. How were your two camps earlier this month?Very good, the first one in Brisbane was good, we set up the team and got a lot done. The second one in Sydney was about finishing off and tidying up a few areas, both were extremely successful. They were thoroughly enjoyed by players and staff, we’ve done everything we could have to make sure we are ready to go. How have you found the Australian Women’s Open coaching role so far?It’s been really good, it’s a bit different as I’ve got two assistants, usually you are lucky to get an assistant, but with Mick(Moussa) and Craig (Morrow) and Kim (Solman), they are doing heaps which frees me up to take a back seat and be the head coach. It’s been good that you can focus on a few key areas. What are you looking forward to most about next week?The Japan games will be good but looking forward to seeing the team play game one, I can’t wait to get on the field. There is a really good feeling in the group, they know what they need to do and I just want to see the girls play the way they’ve trained, that’s the most exciting thing for me. Who has impressed you so far in the lead up and who should we watch out for?Laura Peattie has trained really well, Hannah Dyball and Kimmy Sue See are three I think will play really well, those three will be important to us. You’ve got a lot of young talent in your team, how important is the Australian Youth program for the Women’s Open team?The Youth program is very important for what we do in the Women’s program. It continues our production line of Women’s Open players, with that youth coming through it keeps us able to regenerate the side quickly. We’ve got seven debutants in the Women’s, Yasmin’s (Meakes) obviously played Mixed. Hayley Maddick is making her Australian debut at this event, how excited are you to see her play?I’m extremely excited, she’s followed a different path to everyone else really. It’s a good message to all players, that if you didn’t play (Australian) Youth your career isn’t over, if you persevere and sacrifice you can still make it, even if you didn’t play Youth. I really like the story of Hayley Maddick and how she’s got to where she is. She wasn’t one of those decorated juniors that made every state and Australian Youth team, she came through the hard way and has had to persevere to get where she is and that’s a good story for a lot of players that mature later and don’t learn about themselves until later on. Lizzie Campbell was announced as captain last week, how much are you looking forward to seeing her in this role?I’ve been fortunate enough to coach Lizzie for a while at club level and regional level. She’s an outstanding leader, I’m looking for her to do exactly the same thing (at Australian level). She is very insightful, team orientated, has a great heart towards the team and that’s one of the key reasons she got the captaincy. The way she leads the group and talks is a real positive for us and it’s good to go into the Trans Tasman with her as my captain. We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 Trans Tasman series on our website and social media channels, so you won’t miss any of the action:last_img read more

Video: Arkansas Converts 4th-And-25 In Overtime On Ridiculous Lateral

first_imgArkansas player laterals the ball near Ole Miss sideline.Update: Arkansas eventually scored on the possession and converted the two-point attempt to win 53-52. Insane endings are becoming routine in college football. Earlier: Arkansas and Ole Miss are involved in a wild one in Oxford right now. The Rebels jumped ahead 52-45 in overtime on a Chad Kelly touchdown run, and then forced the Razorbacks into a 4th-and-25 scenario on their possession.And then this happened.This is how Arkansas crazily converted 4th and 25 in OT. What a lateral! pic.twitter.com/ylALEACWe8— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 8, 2015Yes, you saw that correctly. Hunter Henry’s wild lateral landed in the hands of running back Alex Collins, who dashed for the first down. Collins fumbled at the end of the play, but the Razorbacks recovered.Week in and week out, college football is incredible.last_img read more

Whos Likely To Win The Five Big European Soccer Leagues

Arsenal719 Man. City544 Chelsea has opened up a seven-point lead on its Premier League rivals, and is threatening to run away with the title. Our ratings don’t consider the Blues to be significantly stronger than the other teams at the top of the table: We narrowly rate their defense as the league’s best, but their offense as just the third-best behind Arsenal’s and Liverpool’s. But even though Chelsea isn’t necessarily the best team in the league, seven points is a large margin with 17 games to play; we give Chelsea a 62 percent chance of taking the title. If our forecasted standings hold, both Manchester United and Manchester City will be left out of the top four for the first time in Premier League history. Chelsea96%62% Barcelona43%25% TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING PREMIER LG. CHANCE OF … Eintracht34<1 The group stage of the Champions League is behind us, with relatively few surprises. Tottenham and Dynamo Kiev probably were the two best teams eliminated: They had a 68 percent and 58 percent chance of advancing, respectively. AS Monaco and Benfica advanced in their stead.The knockout stage begins on February 14. Barcelona, which faces Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16, remains the favorite to win the title at 25 percent. Bayern, Real and Juventus are close behind. We give the other 12 teams just a 37 percent chance of winning, combined. Leicester City’s magic carried the club through the group stage, but its poor Premier League play has lowered its ratings. We give Leicester just a 29 percent chance of advancing past Sevilla to the quarterfinals, and a 1 percent chance of making the final.Check out our latest soccer predictions. Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Sevilla823 Tottenham709 Real Madrid2312 Who will win the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Champions League? See our predictions » TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WinningLa Liga Man. United29<1 Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of reaching the Champions League final Since FiveThirtyEight relaunched with ESPN, we’ve created predictions for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NWSL, the men’s and women’s World Cup, college football, college basketball and tennis. Now we’re adding another set for the world’s most popular sport. Introducing: Club soccer predictions!Our new ratings — which are a revamped version of the ESPN Soccer Power Index (SPI) of national teams, adapted to the club game — use in-game player and ball-location data to assess the quality of shots and opportunities that teams generate. This gives us a better picture of performance than can be gleaned from game outcomes alone; you can read more in our full methodology here. Based on each team’s performance we calculate an offensive and defensive rating, which are used to predict the outcome of matches over the rest of the season.Right now, our predictions cover Europe’s five strongest club leagues — England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 — and the Champions League. Our prediction pages are available in English and Spanish. Here’s how each league stands.Premier League TEAMMAKING FINALWINNING CHAMP. LG. Atletico Madrid68<1 Lazio222 Roma7823 Real Madrid>99%49% Bayer17<1 CHANCE OF … Arsenal105 Dortmund146 On the other side of the table, 2015-16 Cinderella Leicester City has fallen hard. While at the start of the season we projected the Foxes to finish ninth, they currently sit in 15th place, and we give them a 12 percent chance of being relegated. Swansea City, which skyrocketed from the fourth tier to the Premier League between 2005 and 2011, has a 61 percent chance of relegation.La Liga TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING LIGUE 1 Hertha Berlin32<1 Hoffenheim27<1 FC Cologne14<1 RB Leipzig836 AC Milan11<1 Bayern is in the driver’s seat here, seeking its fifth-straight Bundesliga title. RB Leipzig — which played in Germany’s second division last season but isn’t exactly a heartwarming underdog — is only three points behind in the table. Our ratings consider RB to be a much inferior team to Bayern, though, and goal differential agrees. We peg Dortmund as the second-best offense and fourth-best defense in the league, but an ugly 7-win, 6-draw, 3-loss start has the club in sixth place, with too much ground to make up.The battle for Champions League qualification is a bit more exciting. Bayern is a lock and we expect RB and Dortmund to qualify as well, but the league’s fourth spot is wide open. Hoffenheim — which narrowly avoided relegation last season — has a 27 percent chance of completing an impressive turnaround by finishing in the top four.Serie A Paris Saint-Germain entered the 2016-17 season as a heavy favorite to win its fifth-straight league title, with our preseason projections giving PSG a 91 percent chance against its relatively weak opposition. Twenty matches in, PSG sits at third in the table with 42 points, three behind Nice and Monaco. We have ourselves a race!We expect the title battle to come down to PSG and Monaco, which are now closely matched in our ratings (with Nice considerably lower). Fourth-place Lyon has only 34 points in 19 games, but it’s also much stronger than Nice and we expect the two clubs to closely contest the league’s third Champions League spot.Champions League Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Bayern Munich>99%91% Liverpool7915 Napoli6413 Atalanta7<1 Dortmund803 Inter Milan211 Barcelona>9946 Italy’s club season also started with a clear favorite, as Juventus sought its sixth-straight title. The club currently holds a one-point lead with a game in hand, and we rate Juve’s defense as the best in Serie A. AS Roma and Napoli have slightly stronger offenses and a combined 36 percent chance of winning the league. Those three teams are the favorites to take the league’s three Champions League spots as well, with Lazio and both Milan clubs capable of making spoiler runs.Ligue 1 Monaco9748 CHANCE OF … CHANCE OF … PSG97%48% Sevilla94 Lyon512 Nice471 Real Madrid recently saw its 40-game unbeaten streak come to an end, but the club still holds a one-point lead in La Liga with a game in hand. Our ratings still consider third-place Barcelona to be the stronger team on both sides of the ball, which makes Real’s offense merely the second-best in the world. This leaves us with a neck-and-neck race for the league title, with a pivotal matchup between the two clubs looming in Madrid on April 23.Sevilla sits in second place, but we don’t expect the club to finish in first. Its goal differential is nearly half that of Real and Barcelona, and we rate Sevilla’s offense as about a goal per game worse than the other two teams’. Nevertheless, Sevilla is in good position to qualify for the Champions League by finishing in the top four in La Liga, after having qualified as the Europa League champion in each of the last two seasons.Bundesliga CHANCE OF … TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING SERIE A Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Juventus93%60% Villarreal22<1 CHANCE OF … Juventus2110 Man. City146 Real Sociedad18<1 Napoli84 TEAMMAKING CHAMP. LG.WINNING BUNDESLIGA Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Bayern Munich2816 Teams with a greater than 5 percent chance of qualifying for Champions League Atletico Madrid125 read more

Douglas Costa believes in Ronaldo

first_imgAccording to the Brazilian winger, Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus “to the next level” not only in Italian Serie A but also in EuropeBrazilian start Douglas Costa says Juventus is like a big family.“I think Juventus know how to win a player over,“ he told Italian Football TV.“I think the Juventus family are most important, It’s a world where I’ve learned to live,” he added.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Allegri’s a Coach with a great passion for the defensive side of the game and, for me, it was really important because I’m a player used to going forward a lot.”And these are some of the reasons he thinks Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to take Juve to the highest level.“Ronaldo is a really important player, but we also have Dybala and other important players. I’ve played with Neymar, so it’s not totally new for me to play with someone at [Ronaldo’s] level.”“Everyone has welcomed him and we know how much he can improve us. We can’t hide it, it’s clear.”last_img read more