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Press Association They had plenty of possession, particularly in a much-improved second-half display, but sub-standard supply – Florian Thauvin too often employed pitching wedge delivery rather than the three iron which was required to hand keeper Heurelho Gomes with an afternoon of catching practice – to a blunted forward line blighted their efforts. McClaren, whose team was booed from the pitch, said: “I always say you are where you deserve to be and at the present moment, that’s where we are. “I said from the beginning of the season, judge us after 10 games, and I’d still say the same. The next two are tough, but this is a tough job. “There’s no coming in and saying, ‘Right, turn that page and everything will change’. We are changing a lot of things, introducing a lot of things and in the short time we’ve had good, we’ve had bad, we’ve had indifferent. “But what we are learning is yes, they said it was hard and it is.” He told Hornets Player: “We targeted this as being a big month – there are teams in and around us that we are playing, teams like Swansea and Crystal Palace, who have high aspirations of pushing on. “It’s been a good month so far and if we can win all three, it will be a fantastic month. “In the Premier League, it can easily change to losing five on the bounce, so we must be very careful that we approach the Crystal Palace game with a bit of caution and give them the respect they deserve.” If Watford gave Newcastle respect, they did so only briefly as they set about dismantling Steve McClaren’s new-look side to devastating effect. Striker Odion Ighalo led Magpies skipper Fabricio Coloccini a merry dance throughout, firing the visitors into a 10th-minute lead after Massadio Haidara had wastefully surrendered possession on the left, and then doubling his tally with 28 minutes gone after Deeney had split a flat-footed defence to expose keeper Tim Krul. Full-back Daryl Janmaat – worryingly for McClaren once again Newcastle’s most effective attacker – reduced the deficit with 62 minutes gone to end a 464-minute wait for a league goal, but that was as good as it got for the home side. Deeney said: “In the Championship, perhaps we would have gone on to score four or five, but we were a little naïve in the sense that we didn’t try and boss them.” Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores left Tyneside wearing a broad smile as opposite number McClaren was left to reflect upon a dangerous blend of porous defending and impotent attacking after a sixth league game passed without a victory on the board. Watford skipper Troy Deeney is targeting a perfect September after playing his part in back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories. The 27-year-old striker and his team-mates followed up their 1-0 home win over Swansea last weekend – their first of the campaign – with a 2-1 success at struggling Newcastle on Saturday to climb into the top half of the table. They entertain Crystal Palace next weekend determined to complete a maximum nine-point haul for the month, but with Deeney warning they cannot allow their standards to slip.
Stuart Pearce has told Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: If you’re going to lose David De Gea, make sure you get Gareth Bale in return.Speculation is rife the Spanish international goalkeeper will return to his homeland, with Real Madrid desperate to recruit him as the long-term successor to Iker Casillas.And while Pearce feels losing the 24-year-old would be a major blow to the Old Trafford club, he believes his departure could be offset by the arrival of Bale.“There is lots of speculation he [De Gea] might be leaving and I suspect he might well be,” Pearce said on Drivetime. “Maybe the lure of going back to Spain will be a big pull for him.“But if he leaves, get a player-exchange sorted out. So if we’re suggesting he’s going to Real Madrid get a good one coming back that will maybe balance the books.”When pressed as to whether that player should be Bale, Pearce added: “Yes. If you could bring Bale through the door for De Gea going out, and bring another goalkeeper in, maybe [Asmir] Begovic or [Hugo] Lloris or someone you feel could be comparable, then all of a sudden losing a goalkeeper of his standing doesn’t look so bad. So that’s a priority.”
It’s been called the ‘World’s Top Amenity’, an enormous man-made lagoon of unlimited proportions with disarmingly blue waters. Crystal Lagoons first came to attention when its first project, the eight-hectare mega lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar, Chile, claimed the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest lagoon. Since then, it has gone on to undertake more than 600 projects in 60 countries, including the current record holder for the largest man-made lagoon, the 12.5-hectare expanse at the Citystars development in the desert of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.To learn about the developments, Oceania Regional Director, Germán Rocca, hosted breakfast for just three members of the media, including LATTE, at Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Pool at Mrs Macquarie’s Point in Sydney’s Domain. Overlooking the sparkling pool (a tiny fraction of the size of most of Crystal Lagoons’ creations), Mr Rocca shared the latest news from the company, including its first Australian project in Cairns.Mr Rocca used the term ‘activate’ to describe what Crystal Lagoons does to a resort development. By partnering with real estate developers, industrial institutions and governmental entities, Crystal Lagoons becomes the centrepiece (and selling point) of a transformation into a “beautiful beach paradise”. Locations that are set beside unswimmable seas or even far from the water become desirable as an oasis, offering a very human connection to water that would otherwise be impossible.The creation of these mega-lagoons is made possible by patented state-of-the-art technology, including sustainable, safe and eco-friendly methods for water filtration (whether salt, fresh or brackish water). As well as industrial applications, Crystal Lagoons’ greatest popularity is as a recreational amenity, inviting swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. The applications are only limited by the developer’s imagination; in Bintan’s Treasure Island resort complex, for example, a cable wake park has been incorporated into the lagoon.Citystars, Sharm el Sheikh, EgyptTreasure Bay, Bintan, IndonesiaLas Brisas de Santo Domingo, Chile