Chelsea goalkeeper joins Standard Liege on trial

first_img Jamal Blackman Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is on trial at Standard Liege, according to reports in Belgium.The 22-year-old is yet to play for the Blues’ first team, with his only appearance in senior football coming during a loan spell with Middlesbrough in 2014.He is no closer to breaking through at Stamford Bridge with Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic and Marco Amelia all ahead of him in the pecking order.And now Het Laaste Nieuws has reported that Blackman is on trial at Liege with a view to a loan spell, in order for the England Under-19 international to play some regular first-team football. 1last_img

Cricketer Sandeep Patil set to make his debut in films opposite Poonam Dhillon

first_imgSeth in a scene from A Map of The World: Rave reviewsThe blockbuster Atten-borough film Gandhi seems to have proved a windfall for quite a few members of the cast apart from Sir Richard himself. The latest to hit the big time after Ben Kingsley is the man who played,Seth in a scene from A Map of The World: Rave reviewsThe blockbuster Atten-borough film Gandhi seems to have proved a windfall for quite a few members of the cast apart from Sir Richard himself. The latest to hit the big time after Ben Kingsley is the man who played Jawaharlal Nehru in the film, Roshan Seth. Seth is earning rave reviews for his performance as Victor Mehta, a westernised Indian novelist, in A Map of the World currently drawing full houses at London’s National Theatre. Seth, who plays the lead role in the play, was picked for the part over other established performers like Shashi Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah and British drama critics have hailed his performance almost un-animously. This is the first time in the history of British theatre that an Indian has got the central role in a London play.For Seth, the recognition is a belated one. After graduating from the London Academy of Drama, he struggled along on the fringes of the theatre world without really making an impression. He finally left in 1977, because, as he says: “I was disappointed and disillusioned with my work. Things just didn’t add up and the breaks never led anywhere.” But five years later, the actor in him resurfaced and Gandhi was the result. As he says now: “There was no good reason for not going back to acting and so, here I am.”Patil: Glamorous debut”It’s not quite cricket,” cried the chorus when Test star Sandeep Patil announced that he was unavailable for the coming tour of the West Indies. The tongues, last fortnight, began wagging even faster when close on the heels of Patil’s announcement came the news that the handsome, well-built cricketer was making his debut in films opposite Poonam Dhillon in a movie called Kabhi Ajnabi The (I was once a stranger). Patil, of course, is hardly a stranger to the world of glamour. Shortly after his sporting career took off he cut a long-playing disco record which seems to have sunk without leaving much of a trace. But his foray into the film world has triggered off the rumour mills with accusations being made that he had refused the West Indies tour because of better financial pickings in moviedom.Last week, Patil was forced to issue a denial that he had opted out of the tour because of the film contract. “I am prepared to go to the West Indies as a replacement for any batsman if I am invited,” he said, adding that he would definitely be available for the World Cup to be held later this year in England. But after his nonavailability in the West Indies, it is doubtful if he really has much of a choice. He had a pretty lean trot in the just-concluded Pakistan series and a thigh injury did not help matters either. At the moment he might find facing a camera easier than facing Malcolm Marshal or any of the other West Indian pacers.advertisementRajneesh followers in New Delhi: Protest by proxyGood Gurus never die. Neither do they fade away. Two years after he packed his bags and his Rolls Royces and sought greener pastures in the wilds of Oregon, USA, the self-styled Bhagwan Rajneesh was back in India, in spirit if not in flesh. Last fortnight, New Delhi once again witnessed the once-familiar saffron on its streets as 5,000 of the controversial guru’s disciples marched through the streets to the US Embassy where they handed over a memorandum demanding that their “Bhagwan” be permitted to stay in the US and given a permanent visa.The demonstration followed reports that the Bhagwan and his followers would not be given permanent domicile in the US following a series of controversial events in the sprawling new Rajneesh Ashram in Oregon. Scoffed one of the Delhi demonstrators: “The decision is inspired by political fear and religious prejudices.”last_img read more

Spotted Pamela Anderson poses for selfies James Franco rocks some bold facial

first_imgWe’re less than 24 hours into TIFF, but the celebrity stalking is already in high gear. Here, a smattering of stars and what they were up to during the fest’s opening bashes.At the AMBI Gala, James Franco and his handlebar-in-training posed with Ali Daher of Hollywood Treatment with the slightest hint of a smile: Advertisement Advertisement To quote AMBI MC Martin Short’s best line, “It’s better to have loved a short than to never have loved a tall” Mike Tyson and Danny Glover had just enough time for a blurry snap with Pascal Vicedomini, the industry legend who founded numerous international film fests in the States: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img