Bank on Ice Princess

first_img A lightly raced 5-y-o mare by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Premier Solution, ICE PRINCESS won by the resounding margin of 163/4 lengths in fast time (58.0) over the straight in maiden company on December 24, and coming back against weak opposition, looks hard to oppose. QUEENOFSAINTROSE should follow her home. Race number three for maiden three-year-olds over 1820 metres should see the likes of ROGAMMA, RAKSHA and the stable-companions PROUD OF NUCLEAR and SUBBIE in contention where it matters. With all unproven over this sort of trip, punters should play it safe, even though the Glispie-trained RAKSHA caught my eye when finishing strongly for third behind BLUE TRADITION and ROGAMMA over 1400 metres recently, this after swerving at the start. She will be ridden by the vastly improved claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas from the convenient mark of 51.0kg, and I take her to beat PROUD OF NUCLEAR, who finished 81/2 lengths second to RADICAL over 1400 metres recently. The fourth race over 1300 metres looks tailored for LORD EQUUS, who failed by half a length to stave off BIRD CATCHER over 1400 metres on February 4. Former champion jockey Shane Ellis is slated to ride the Patrick Fong-trained LORD EQUUS, who has been knocking at the door and now has old rivals MISTER BONES, MY COMPANION and ZEPHYR to beat in a field of nine. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the straight five specialist, STAR OF DAVID, and the well-forward first time runner, SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS, both to be ridden by Jevanne Erwin. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES With Wednesday’s programme proving a nightmare for form players, tomorrow’s Front Runner-sponsored race day at Caymanas Park offers a host of carry-overs. The Pick-9 had no takers and will offer a $1 million carryover, while the second Super-6, embracing races six to 11, boasts a $2.4 million carry-over, and the first, from race one to six, will start at $1.2 million. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a 3-y-o and up claiming race ($550,000 – $500,000) over 1300 metres to be contested by seven starters, including top contenders ANOTHER FURY, DR. BANNER and the recent winner, HOLOGRAM SHADOW, now up in class after winning over 1100 metres on a $450,000-claiming tag on February 11. With the stables of trainer Fitzroy Glipsie bang in form, the ex-jockey, having saddled three winners last Saturday, his consistent grey filly, ANOTHER FURY, will prove hard to beat with former champion Wesley Henry now taking the ride. By He’stherealthing out of Raging Fury, ANOTHER FURY went under in a driving finish to DANCING QUEEN over a mile on February 8, only to be disqualified for causing interference to stable-companion FRANCIA’S PRIDE (a subsequent winner) entering the straight. She was then ridden by the female apprentice Mellisa Ward, who now gives way to Henry, and even with DR. BANNER enjoying good form and will have to be caught, ANOTHER FURY looks the right choice with 54.0kg. The second race over 1200 metres provides a five-star banker in the recent runaway winner ICE PRINCESS, to be ridden by 2.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards for in-form trainer Errol Waugh. WEAK OPPOSITION (1) ANOTHER FURY/ DR. BANNER (2) ICE PRINCESS (3) RAKSHA/ PROUD OF NUCLEAR (4) LORD EQUUS/ MISTER BONES (5) STAR OF DAVID/ WINIT (6) SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS/ ADORING LADYlast_img read more

GBTI records $1.4B in profit for 2018

first_img– reduction as income from interest fallsThe Guyana Bank for Trade and IndustryIts profits are reduced compared to the previous year’s, but business is still good for the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI).The Bank made $1.4 billion in profits for the 2018 fiscal year.This is according to GBTI’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018. According to the statements, this $1.4 billion in profits came after tax. It is still, however, less than what the Bank made in 2017.According to the Bank’s statements, it made $1.5 billion in 2017, thus making 2018’s figure a 4.93 per cent reduction. The Bank disclosed that its income from interest fell by 8.62 per cent, going from $5 billion in 2017 to $4.6 billion in 2018.In total, the Bank’s assets came up to $107.5 billion, with total liabilities of $91.3 billion. Its assets include case resources of $21.3 billion, loans and advances of $43.3 billion and $6.8 billion in property and equipment.“At December 31, 2018, the Bank and group investments amounted to $33.619 billion and $33.623 billion respectively. The group’s investments consist of structured financial instruments valued at amortised cost.“Property and equipment is stated at a netbook value of $6.8 billion and $6.886 billion for the company and group respectively. No revaluation of property and equipment was done during the year,” the Bank noted.Back in 2017, GBTI had had to contend with the multimillion-dollar fraud allegedly perpetrated against it by gold dealer Siddiqui Rasul, who allegedly defrauded the Bank of some $941 million.GBTI Chairman Robin Stoby had subsequently told shareholders that the Bank would recover the $941 million lost in a fraudulent transaction allegedly conducted by Rasul. Stoby had said that while, in the short term, the Bank would have to make provisions for the loss, affecting earnings for that year, the Board’s intention was to make an insurance claim for the money, in addition to conducting civil proceedings in an attempt to recover as much of the funds as possible.Rasul, owner of SSS Minerals Trading, was on April 3, 2017, charged with six counts of fraud, wherein it was alleged that between March 21 and March 22, 2017, at Bartica, with intent to defraud, he obtained from GBTI $96 million, $290 million, $89 million, $45 million, $298 million and $138 million by falsely pretending that he had cash in a Citizens Bank account to honour cheques that he had written.last_img read more

Huskies to host Par 3 Golf Tournament on September 22

first_imgTo register, and for more information, you can visit Lone Wolf’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This September, the Fort St. John Huskies will be hosting their Par 3 Golf Tournament.This tournament will be a great event for the whole family featuring a shortened course but not short on the fun.The Tournament will tee off at noon and every participant will have a chance to win a hole in one prize on every hole.- Advertisement -The cost to register for the Tournament is $25.00 for Juniors and $75.00 for adults which includes golf, cart, dinner and a chance to win prizes.You can also sponsor a team for $200.00.The Fort St. John Huskies Par 3 Golf Tournament is taking place September 22 at Lone Wolf Golf Club.Advertisementlast_img

Help for first-time home buyers

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Buying that first house is usually a challenge. But help, both financial and educational, is available. You can find it on the Internet at lenders’ and local government agencies’ sites. Both also offer seminars for first-time buyers. The biggest task, though, is finding a house you can afford in this record-price environment. If possible, start your search before the summer buying season, which typically features the year’s highest prices. You may also have to choose a longer commute to achieve homeownership or search for a property that needs a makeover and do some of the work yourself. Here are some sites that offer assistance for first-time buyers.last_img read more

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool: Early double condemns Reds to back-to-back defeats

first_img1 West Ham netted two early goals to sink a poor Liverpool side at Upton Park, with their 3-1 victory condemning the Reds to a third defeat in five Premier League games.Having failed to find top gear in a 1-0 home loss to Aston Villa and their slim 2-1 Champions League victory last week, the visitors endured a horrific start as both Winston Reid and Diafra Sakho scored inside seven minutes.Brendan Rodgers’ men were superbly marshalled throughout by the Hammers’ disciplined midfield, boosted by former Barcelona man Alex Song who was handed his first start since completing his season-loan switch to east London.The Reds soon pulled one back, though, as Raheem Sterling almost burst the net with a thumping drive from the edge of the box on 25 minutes.And while Liverpool enjoyed a bright start after the break, the Merseyside outfit – runners-up in the Premier League last term – just couldn’t take their chances, with Sterling, Adam Lallana, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini all fluffing their lines.Their dominance on the ball restricted West Ham in the second-half, but a lapse of concentration saw Sam Allardyce’s side tear apart the visitors’ shaky defence once again, substitute Morgan Amalfitano tapping past a poor Simon Mignolet in the closing stages to cap off a brilliant win.Liverpool were hoping to bounce back from a string of unconvincing performances with victory against a West Ham side who hadn’t tasted victory since their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace last month.However, the Hammers looked improved in Monday’s thrilling 2-2 draw with Hull, and they continued that run of form with two quick goals inside the opening seven minutes in front of an ecstatic Upton Park crowd.First up was defender Winston Reid, who took advantage of some really poor set-piece defending to nod home from James Tomkins’ headed knock-down.And Rodgers’ side were shell-shocked when Sakho doubled their lead moments later with a brilliant chip over Mignolet, who again was shown up at the back after a series of high profile mistakes in the Liverpool net.It seemed the forward was aiming for fellow frontman Enner Valencia at the far post, but his cross-cum-shot floated all the way over Mignolet and instead landed directly into the back of the net.Despite their frustration Liverpool did manage to muster a response as attacking starlet Sterling pulled one back to give the travelling team hope before the break.Rodgers rolled the dice early on as he swapped full-back Javi Manquillo for central defender Mamadou Sakho, as Liverpool moved to three at the back.And the change seemed to free up more space for the Reds, with a punt forward finding Balotelli, who, after seeing his neat turn-and-volley blocked, left a rebound for Sterling to smash in past Adrian.Liverpool were sharper after the restart, with Sterling pouncing on Lallana’s through pass but not mustering the desired finish as he fired a low shot wide.The Reds began to dominate possession but couldn’t find the finishing touches to a number of flowing moves on the flanks from Sterling and Moreno, running from deep as wing-backs as a result of Rodgers’s first-half change-up.Injury interruptions didn’t help Liverpool’s cause, as they were temporality down to ten men as Dejan Lovren was tended to after a nasty clash of heads with team-mate Sakho – though the bandage-clad defender did carry on.West Ham didn’t really get a sniff at goal in the second-half as the Merseysiders controlled the ball, though they weren’t really tested either as Balotelli saw his curling effort easily saved, while Borini sent his close-range shot swerving over the bar.Play began to peter out as the game reached its conclusion, Liverpool missing that spark up front without the injured Daniel Sturridge as Rickie Lambert’s cameo off the bench was unable to inspire an equalising goal.And West Ham had the last laugh.With the visitors up in numbers in search of a late leveller, Stewart Downing launched into a swift counter-attack after snatching possession, the former Red slotting in a perfect pass to Amalfitano, who coolly poked the ball past Mignolet to claim an excellent three points. West Ham defender Winston Reid celebrates opening the scoring against Liverpool last_img read more

Munich air crash haunts former Man Utd player McGuinness, 60 years on

first_img0Shares0000Former Manchester United player and manager Wilf McGuinness pictured at his home in Sale, north west England, on January 30, 2018 © AFP/File / Paul ELLISManchester, United Kingdom, Feb 5 – Not a day goes by when Wilf McGuinness doesn’t think of the friends and teammates he lost when the Munich air crash ripped the heart out of Manchester United’s “Busby Babes”.The disaster, 60 years ago this week, killed eight of the young, vibrant side who had won successive league titles and left manager Matt Busby fighting for his life. The events of February 6, 1958 are woven into the fabric of the club, who recovered to become the first English team to lift the European Cup 10 years later on a deeply emotional night at Wembley.McGuinness, now 80, was not on the plane — which crashed on the third take-off attempt in terrible weather conditions — because he was injured.The ill-fated aircraft was bringing the team back via Munich from Belgrade after they had reached the European Cup semi-finals. Twenty-three people died in total. “You think of the ones who went, you don’t think of yourself escaping or not going on the trip,” says McGuinness, who was in hospital following a cartilage operation when he heard the terrible news.A rescue worker stands next to the debris of the plane carrying the Manchester United football team which crashed after taking off from Munich airport during a snowstorm on February 6, 1958 © INTERCONTINENTALE/AFP/File / STAFF“I was thinking how great they were, it will never ever stay out of my mind. It is the number one thing that remains with me.“They were extra-special and so young when they died… unbelievable.”For McGuinness, whose own career ended prematurely aged just 22 when he broke his leg, the two standouts were the halfbacks, “cheeky chappie” Eddie Colman and Duncan Edwards, “a giant”, to whom McGuinness played understudy.“I couldn’t have licked their boots,” says McGuinness modestly at his home in Sale near Manchester in the northwest of England.Colman’s parents did not have a telephone and only learned of the accident through his close friend and Manchester City goalkeeper Steve Fleet as he ran to their corner shop to tell them. Edwards survived the crash but died two weeks later in hospital.– ‘Best-ever United team’ –“They would have been the best-ever United team, in fact they were the best ever. They would have won everything,” says McGuinness, who attended all his teammates’ funerals.“But then the crash happened and eight were killed and two never played again. It was a very difficult time, even now,” he adds with tears welling in his eyes.Players and staff members of the Manchester United team, and sport journalists prepare to board the BEA Elizabethan plane in Manchester, northwest England which was to crash in a blizzard at Munich airport on February 6, 1958 © AFP/FileUnited, featuring the likes of Bobby Charlton and George Best, with Busby still in charge, famously lifted the European Cup at Wembley in 1968.“We did think of the players (after the 4-1 European Cup victory over Benfica) and said ‘this is for them — it is not for us, it is for them’,” says McGuinness.“Really, the players who died, they made United,” adds McGuinness, who was on the United coaching staff when they won the European Cup and later managed the club.There is a clock at Old Trafford stuck at four minutes past three, the time when the plane crashed and the club has a Munich Tunnel that includes an eternal flame in memory of those killed.But McGuinness, who at the tender age of 31 was handed the unenviable task of managing United after Busby stepped down, says it is a shame that the Busby Babes are lost in time. “They (the young) missed them,” says McGuinness. “There wasn’t enough footage of them, they were magnificent players.”He describes a different era, far removed from the wealth and glamour of the modern Premier League.“I couldn’t have a car, they wouldn’t let us,” says McGuinness, grinning. “Duncan (Edwards) rode a bike to training as he couldn’t afford a car. “The coaches, Bert Whalley (who also died in the crash) and Jimmy Murphy, were magic with us, they knocked us and bullied us into being players.“I liked being pushed around because it meant I learned how to do it to the others. We trained sometimes in the Old Trafford car park where we kicked ourselves to death.”McGuinness pays special homage to Murphy for pulling the side together in the aftermath of the crash and with Busby — who twice received the last rites from a priest — near death. “The two of them (Busby and Murphy) were totally different. Matt would put his hand on your back and say ‘do this’ and Jimmy would do the opposite and yell at you.“One was a bully and the other a father. We had a wonderful staff that made us feel ‘United, United, United’.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Messi masterclass as Barca thrash Liverpool

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi celebrates one of his two goals against Liverpool during the Uefa Champions League semi-finals at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019BARCELONA, Spain, May 2 – Lionel Messi left Liverpool needing a miracle to reach their second Champions League final in as many years as his brace helped Barcelona win a pulsating Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 on Wednesday.Barca have one foot in next month’s final ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield after former Reds striker Luis Suarez gave Barca the lead during a breathless opening 45 minutes before Messi struck twice late on, the second a stunning free-kick and his 600th Barca goal. Jurgen Klopp could only smile after Messi’s curling shot nestled in the top corner but this result was harsh on his side.They matched Barcelona in the first half, dominated them early in the second and could still have left with an away goal after Messi’s deadly double, only for Mohamed Salah to hit the post.But Messi and Suarez did what they have done all season, their tallies now at 47 and 27 goals respectively in all competitions.It had been a breathtaking contest befitting two of Europe’s most exhilarating teams. The first half was electric, a reel of chances, breaks and blocks, while the second was tense, a tactical battle where Barca dared Liverpool to over-exert.Barcelona forward Lionel Messi attempts to go past Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019The comeback will be even tougher for them given Barcelona, with La Liga wrapped up, will surely rest a host of players against Celta Vigo this weekend while Liverpool, a point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, will have to be at full throttle again away at Newcastle on Saturday.– Scintillating – Messi was already fresh, after playing just over half the La Liga minutes he could have done in April, and he looked sharp early on, weaving through the centre while for Liverpool, the sensational Sadio Mane raced down the left.The attacks were scintillating but the defending was good too. Andy Robertson scrambled across to block Messi’s finish from six yards and moments later it was Sergi Roberto on the slide, preventing Mane from racing clear.Messi wanted a penalty when the ball jumped up on Joel Matip and Naby Keita went off injured in the 25th minute, replaced by Jordan Henderson.A minute later came the goal. Arturo Vidal sprayed the ball left to Philippe Coutinho, who cushioned back for Jordi Alba. Alba shaped to cross but instead curved a perfectly weighted pass to the near post, where Suarez nipped in.Barcelona forward Philipe Coutinho vies for the ball with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019Liverpool came again. Mane scampered in behind then flicked the ball round Sergio Busquets. He should have scored too, Henderson’s cross finding him free from eight yards but the shot flew over.Barca took control just as Suarez began to lose it, irked by James Milner barging Messi into the sideboards after the Argentinian had danced past Robertson.But Liverpool were re-energised at the start of the second half. Marc-Andre ter Stegen pushed away shots from Milner and Mohamed Salah, then held a Milner drive.Then Messi took the wind out of Liverpool’s sails, striking twice in seven minutes. His own run started the first, setting Sergi free to square to Suarez. Off balance, Suarez could only volley against the crossbar but the ball came back for Messi, who chested and finished into an open net.Two was hard on Liverpool but Messi was not done. The free-kick was central, 30 yards out, and he whipped it over the wall and into the top corner.Barca were delirious but Liverpool almost grabbed an away goal when a clearance on the line fell kindly for Salah, who hammered against the post and left Liverpool with little hope of making the Madrid final.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chapa Dimba All Star boys lose first friendly

first_imgAll-Star boys scored their first set piece, few minutes to the end of first half through John Atem Kato of The Saints (Western) and two more goals in the second half through Benjamin Otieno of Manyatta United (Nyanza) and Benson Githinji of Shimanzi Youth (Coast).“The game was interesting and tactical. I have never played against such an organized team before and this was a great experience for me. We were able to score goals and that is really motivating considering this was our first match as a team. We look forward to a great experience at the end of our 10 days here,” said Atem.Lavender Murumwa of Chapa Dimba All-Stars (Right) in control of the ball against a Rues Deportiu ladies player during a friendly match at Futbol Salou grounds in Spain.In the other friendlies, The All-Star girls played to a 3-3 draw with Deportiu’s corresponding girls’ team.Ivonne Ogada of Ndhiwa Queens (Nyanza) scored a brace before Catherine Aringo of Kwale Starlets (Coast) scored the third goal putting the girls ahead in the first half.Deportiu ladies came into the second half with vigor scoring three goals in a span of 20 minutes to end the match in a draw.“The team played well considering their diversity and experience. They all come from different teams and are in the process of bonding. They are picking up the lessons from the trainings very well and if this trend continues, they are going to be great players. We certainly hope they go back home with inspiring experiences and learnings,” said Ismael Rodriguez, La Liga coach attached to the All-Stars.The All-Stars will on Friday tour the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona known for its art and architecture as part of their 10-day schedule. Other activities in the schedule involve; two friendly matches, trainings and watching a live match.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000John Atem Kato of Chapa Dimba All-Stars (Right) loops the ball away from a Rues Deportiu boys’ player during a friendly match at Futbol Salou grounds in Spain.CAMBRILS, Spain, May 9 – The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All Star boys’ team lost their first friendly match in Spain, going down 5-3 to Reus Deportiu youth team in a tie played at the Futbol Salou training grounds last evening.Reus Deportiu, a local youth side playing in the Spanish Segunda B scored twice from penalties as they handed the touring Kenyans a defeat on their first friendly outing.last_img read more


first_imgA man threatened to kill Gardai and their wives and children when he was stopped for not paying for a meal in a restaurant.Justin Fleming – threatened to kill Garda’s family.Justin Fleming ate a meal worth €66 with two friends at the Yellow Pepper restaurant in Letterkenny on November 16th last. The friends left leaving Fleming to pay the bill but he refused.He pushed a waiter out of the way before telling him he was a dead man and then fled the restaurant.However, Fleming (aged 44) of Colehill, Newtwoncunningham, was caught by Gardai a short time later close to the restaurant at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the threats made by Fleming to Gardai about their families very disturbing.But solicitor for the accused, Mr Donagh Cleary, said his client, who was charged with making off without paying for goods, had no memory of making the threats.Letterkenny District Court heard today how Fleming, who is originally from Dublin, has 32 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly asked to have a probation and community service report carried out on Fleming and ordered that the restaurant be reimbursed for the €66 it was owed.The case was adjourned until February 2nd.MAN WHO FLED RESTAURANT THREATENED TO KILL GARDA’S WIFE AND CHILDREN was last modified: December 1st, 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:donegalJudge Paul KellyJUSTIN FLEMINGrestaurantYellow Pepperlast_img read more

Every club’s wage bill compared to league position – see how your club performed

first_img 17. West Bromwich Albion’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £74m – The Baggies finished 14th. Verdict: Overperformed! 15. Leicester City’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £80m – The Foxes finished as Premier League champions. Verdict: Massively overperformed! 20 20 20. Watford’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £58m – click the arrow above, right, to see how each Premier League club’s wage bill compared to their league position in the 2015/16 season – The Hornets finished 13th in the actual table that season. Verdict: Overperformed! 20 It’s hard to believe little over a year ago Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy.But Deloitte have reminded us of that season with their Annual Review of Football Finance 2017, detailing the huge financial gaps between each top flight club from that term.And, based on the information they’ve revealed, we’ve compared the wage bill of every Premier League club to their league position in the 2015/16 campaign.Scroll through the gallery above to check out the numbers… 20 20 20 20 20 20 5. Arsenal’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £195m – The Gunners finished runners-up to Leicester. Verdict: Overperformed! 16. Newcastle United’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £75m – The Magpies finished 18th and dropped to the Championship. Verdict: Underperformed! 12. Stoke City’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £82m – The Potters finished ninth. Verdict: Overperformed! 20 19. Bournemouth’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £60m – The Cherries finished 16th. Verdict: Overperformed! 20 20 11. Sunderland’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £84m – The Black Cats finished 17th. Verdict: Underperformed! 8. Aston Villa’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £93m – The Villans finished 20th and dropped to the Championship. Verdict: Massively underperformed! 4. Manchester City’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £198m – City finished fourth. Verdict: Par! 20 20 2. Chelsea’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £232m – The Blues finished 10th. Verdict: Underperformed badly! 20 20 7. Everton’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £95m – The Toffees finished 11th. Verdict: Underperformed! 20 13. Swansea City’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £82m – The Swans finished 12th. Verdict: Overperformed… just. 6. Tottenham Hotspur’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £105m – Spurs finished third. Verdict: Overperformed! 10. West Ham United’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £84m – The Hammers finished seventh. Verdict: Overperformed! 9. Southampton’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £85m – The Saints finished sixth. Verdict: Overperformed! 18. Norwich City’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £67m – The Canaries finished 19th and dropped to the Championship. Verdict: Underperformed! 20 3. Liverpool’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £209m – The Reds finished eighth. Verdict: Underperformed! 14. Crystal Palace’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £81m – The Eagles finished 15th. Verdict: Underperformed… just. 20 20 1. Manchester United’s wage bill for the 2015/16 season was £241m – The Red Devils finished fifth. Verdict: Underperformed!last_img read more