The Masters: Bryson DeChambeau loses a ball, triple-bogeys, and slips outside cut line | Golf News

first_imgWayward drive to the third results in an unfortunate lost ball and leads to triple-bogey for DeChambeau, who will need to dig deep to avoid missing the halfway cut when play resumes at Augusta National. By Keith JacksonLast Updated: 14/11/20 1:35am Realising his ball was likely to be plugged in the soft ground, DeChambeau and playing partners Jon Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen conducted an extensive search which proved unsuccessful within the three-minute time allocation.His ball was later found, but not in time for him to have to be carted back to the tee, from where he hit another towering drive on a similar line, over-hit his pitch and eventually holed out for a seven.- Advertisement – Bryson DeChambeau lost a ball at the third hole “I know they found it afterwards, but we must have been close,” said Rahm, who will have a five-foot putt for birdie on the 13th that would get him into a tie for the lead on nine under when the second round resumes on Saturday morning. DeChambeau was taken back to the tee after failing to find his ball in time DeChambeau was taken back to the tee after failing to find his ball in time

First home buyers gain pace

first_imgFirst homebuyer loan numbers are on the rise according to mortgage broker AFG. Picture: suppliedThe AFG Mortgage Index Report — March Quarter 2017 shows first property buyer lodgements lifting back up to 10 per cent for the first time since March Quarter of 2014.“First home-buyer (FHB) numbers have been in the single digits for some time,” said AFG interim CEO, David Bailey.Mr Bailey says moves by various state governments are playing out in a positive way for first-time purchasers.He singled out changes to the FHB scheme in Victoria, as well as considerations by the New South Wales government to alter their scheme as a counter to rising house prices.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoIn addition, Queensland increased their FHB grant from $15,000 to $20,000 from the 1st July last year.“It is good to see state governments looking to support those trying to get a foot on the property ladder,” Mr Bailey said.AFG also noted tighter Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) guidelines around investor lending have had an impact on the numbers.“Lenders have been told by the regulator to rein in their exposure to the investor market and APRA continues to monitor growth in lending to investors.“As a result many lenders have embarked upon a series of rate increases and a tightening of credit policy for investors to comply with APRA’s guidelines,” Mr Bailey said.“This activity has seen investor loans drop from 34 per cent to 32 per cent across the quarter.”last_img read more

Blood, sweat and then years of admiring the hard work

first_imgIt is definitely grand!Alfresco areas add to that holiday at home feeling. “There was nothing left to chance,” Mr Marino said. “When we finally saw the finished product it was exactly what we had always wanted.”The 1244sq m double-storey house sits on a 1247sq m block overlooking Columbus Canal.Mr Marino said one of his fondest memories was standing at the barbecue as an inquisitive dolphin looked on.“We often get them coming in. They play for about 15 minutes and move on,” he said. 24 Cayman Crescent Raby BayWHEN Alfio Marino could not find someone to build his dream Mediterranean-inspired house at Raby Bay, he decided to just do it himself.A designer and builder by trade, Mr Marino and his wife Alannah purchased the block of land at 24 Cayman Crescent, Raby Bay, in 1994, and spent the better part of seven days a week for two years constructing their home. You can watch the dolphins from hereMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a four car garage. Grand was the word used to describe the living spaces, which include an elegant formal lounge and dining area, with vaulted ceilings adding to feeling of space and light. The ‘state-of-the-art’ kitchen has European appliances and solid timber cabinetry.Outside, alfresco areas add to that holiday at home feeling with the pool occupying its own terrace.Mr Marino said one of his favourite spots was an upstairs balcony with parapet.“You could sit out and read the paper and the passing boats wouldn’t even know you were there,” he said.“On a windy day, you were protected from the elements.”Additional features include a granite staircase with a custom-designed, hand-forged iron balustrade, decorative cornices and ceiling roses, handcrafted times, suspended concrete floors, ducted airconditioning, C Bus wiring, security video cameras plus alarm system, and foundations wrapped in builders black plaster to avoid concrete rot.Mr Marino said it had taken “a very long time” to make the decision to move.“It was the longest time I have been in one place,” he said. “I am moving towards retirement and we have downsized to a two-storey penthouse (at Redcliffe).“It’s still big but I like space. This house (Raby Bay) has always felt like you were permanently on holidays.”The house is listed for sale for $6.5 million and is being marketed by Ming Body and Jan Goetze of Raine and Horne Cleveland.last_img read more

Brisbane house price hits new record high: What‘s your home now worth?

first_imgThat marks 27 straight quarters of growth — making Brisbane the envy of other capital cities.The Brisbane LGA median house price has jumped 27.3 per cent since December 2013, when it was $535,000.The top suburb for house price growth in the Brisbane local government area over the 12 month period was Auchenflower in the city’s inner west, which recorded a whopping 23 per cent increase in its median house price. This six-bedroom house at 35 Peary St, Northgate, is on the market.The last time the city recorded an annual drop in its median house price was back in December of 2012, according to the REIQ, but it has climbed slowly and steadily ever since.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said Brisbane’s slow and steady growth innoculated it against the boom and bust cycles of other markets.“Last quarter — the December 2018 quarter — we reported the annual growth figure was 1.1 per cent,” Ms Mercorella said. “Even in the really strong periods of growth, we show growth rates of around 2.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent. “That’s as close to ‘boom’ as we get here! We don’t get that flood of demand and then that mass desertion that puts the market on a roller coaster.”According to the REIQ, Brisbane’s housing market was a “standout performer” when compared to other capitals.Ms Mercorella said Brisbane still offered “incredible value” compared with the southern markets.“Here, you can buy a property 10kms from the CBD for $500,000,” she said. “That’s impossible in Sydney or Melbourne. And it hasn’t been possible for many, many years. “They’ve become unaffordable to the average buyer. We’ve got around 15 suburbs in Brisbane LGA with an annual median house price of $500,000 or below. We offer great value and a fantastic lifestyle.” RELATED: Lowest home loan rates revealed How to earn $50,000 in 3 years This three-bedroom house at 109 Oriel Rd, Clayfield, recently sold for $1.305 million.When it comes to the top growth suburbs, Ms Mercorella said Auchenflower, Northgate and Gordon Park were all within 10kms of the CBD and with access to good road infrastructure. Ms Mercorella said those suburbs were also benefiting from the strong activity levels at the upper end of the market, which was driving up the median house price.“Gordon Park is close to the freshly renovated Lutwyche Shopping Centre and is tucked away in a quiet pocket of the city, with much to offer the right buyer,” she said.“Auchenflower and Northgate also have been a bit of a flippers’ paradise of late, with a number of stunningly restored Queenslanders hitting the market and fetching a premium price.”Patrick and Kim Moore, and their two children, have lived in Northgate for the past 15 years and have watched the suburb change and house prices rise steadily in that time.“A lot of older places and the older population have moved on, so there’s been a real rejuvenation in the last five years with younger families and couples moving here,” Mr Moore said.The Moores, who have put their four-bedroom house at 20 Junior Terrace on the market, are not surprised Northgate recorded the second highest growth in house prices in the year to March. “I think Northgate often gets ignored, but we’re close to the airport, close to the train line, have all the benefits of Nundah in terms of shops and restaurants and it’s a really convenient place to live,” Mr Moore said.“We renovated seven or eight years ago and, at that point, we made a decision to stay and renovate because we saw there was good growth potential in Northgate.” REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Looking ahead, Ms Mercorella said market sentiment in Queensland was improving in the wake of the federal election and the first interest rate cut in almost three years. “We had agents reporting improved enquiry levels the very next day after a result was known,” she said.“The rate cut will also boost buyer confidence, although it’s down to how much of it is passed on by retail lenders. “We really need the banks to look at their lending processes, and once the new APRA measures are adopted it’s likely that we’ll see more access to credit, which will help more buyers get into the market.“It will also hinge on jobs growth and wages growth. Queensland has all the raw ingredients for a stronger property market, but we just need a bit of added confidence to get us started on a stronger growth trajectory.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThis house at 20 Junior Tce, Northgate, is for sale.Marketing agent Dwight Colbert of Ray White – Aspley Group said Northgate had experienced “insane” growth over the past 10 years.“It was always an older demographic, but now executive couples and first home buyers are moving into the area, so there’s a lot of new builds and renovations,” Mr Colbert said.“It’s going to have strong growth in years to come, just because of its proximity to everything — that’s where everyone wants to be.”Mother-of-two Meg Pamenter owns a house in Gordon Park and could not be happier that house prices in the suburb have increased by more than 12 per cent in the past year.Mrs Pamenter and her husband bought the property about 12 months ago as their first house.“We’re very pleased that we bought in this area,” Mrs Pamenter said.“We love it here, we feel safe and there’s a great community feeling. Plus, we’re near the city, but still on a great sized block of land (760 sqm).”Andrew Cowan of Ray White – Alderley, who is marketing a house at 120 Beaconsfield Terrace in Gordon Park, said the majority of prospective buyers in the suburb were from the suburb and were willing to pay a premium to stay there.“Once people live there and see how nice it is, they want to upgrade,” Mr Cowan said.“They love the parks and the brook being so close by.” This house at 117 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, is scheduled for auction.Garry Jones of Place – New Farm sells a lot of property in the small, inner-city suburb of Gordon Park, which has recorded annual growth in its median unit price of 26 per cent.Mr Jones said the largely undiscovered suburb had only gained attention in recent years because of its affordability compared to the neighbouring suburbs of Wilston, Windsor and Grange.“Buyers who would traditionally look in those suburbs have become more comfortable about moving to Gordon Park because they see better value for money and that has created more competition and therefore contributed to price growth,” Mr Jones said.“I definitely believe a lot of the attention has been drawn from more and more people wanting to live around Kedron Brook — that’s a huge lifestyle aspect of the suburb.” This four-bedroom house at 16 Thomas St, Auchenflower, recently sold for $1.83m.Northgate, Gordon Park, Hamilton and Clayfield in the inner north also experienced strong house price growth of between 11 per cent and 13.3 per cent.TOP GROWTH SUBURBS FOR HOUSES IN BRISBANE LGA Suburb Annual median price Annual growth %1. Auchenflower $1.2m 23.1% 2. Northgate $725,000 13.3%3. Gordon Park $875,000 12.2%4. Hamilton $1.45m 11.5%5. Clayfield $1.25m 11.1%6. Riverhills $527,000 10.8%7. Nudgee $642,500 9.6%8. Westlake $749,500 9.3%9. Durack $445,722 9.3%10. Albion $827,000 9.1% (Source: REIQ, based on 12 mths to March 2019) This two-bedroom house at 120 Beaconsfield Tce, Gordon Park, is on the market for $985,000.Mr Cowan said he believed there was more price growth to come.”“I don’t think there’s been a property that’s crushed the $2 million mark yet, but it’s coming,” he said.The REIQ report found the Brisbane unit market — particularly investor stock — was the weakest sector overall.The annual median unit price fell two per cent in the year to March to $441,144, but some pockets outperformed. Among the top growth suburbs for units in Brisbane were Gordon Park and Carseldine on the city’s northside — which recorded an increase in their median unit prices of more than 25 per cent.Across the river, Rochedale, Yeronga and Hawthorne were the best performers. Patrick and Kim Moore with kids, Declan, 14, and Malechy, 11, are selling their house in Northgate, which is one of Brisbane’s top growth suburbs. Picture: Annette Dew.JUST when you thought the housing market was going backwards, new figures reveal Brisbane house prices have hit a new record high.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor, released today, shows the annual median house price within the city’s local government area rose 1.5 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March to reach a new high of $680,000. INTERACTIVE: HOW MUCH IS YOUR HOUSE WORTH? Raby Bay, Cleveland, is in the Redland region, which has the most expensive housing outside of Brisbane LGA, according to the REIQ. Image: AAP/Richard Walker.Vacancy rates remain tight, with strong demand for quality rental accommodation in the outer suburbs — particularly Moreton Bay with a 1.7 per cent vacancy rate. “The numbers show the wider Brisbane region is tracking well,” the report said. “There have been no extraordinary changes in metric across the year and, with reasonable days on market and tight vendor discounts, it appears appropriately priced property is finding its buyers.” This cute, three-bedroom house at 51 Rose Lane, Gordon Park, recently sold for $856,000.TOP GROWTH SUBURBS FOR UNITS IN BRISBANE LGA Suburb Median price Annual change %1. Gordon Park $414,000 26%2. Rochedale $745,000 25.2%3. Carseldine $380,500 21.8%4. Hawthorne $542,500 19.2%5. Yeronga $525,000 17.3%6. Paddington $575,000 15.3%7. Woolloongabba $515,590 14.2%8. Auchenflower $480,250 12.1%9. Toowong $485,000 10.9%10. Norman Park $530,000 9.3%(Source: REIQ, based on 12 mths to March 2019)The rental market in Brisbane’s LGA continues to perform strongly for investors when it comes to returns and the vacancy rate is holding steady at 2.5 per cent, according to the report.The Brisbane LGA median rent for a three-bedroom house rose to $435 per week over the March quarter, while a three-bedroom townhouse came in at $420 per week. Two-bedroom units also recorded a median of $420 per week. Brisbane’s rental market continues to perform strongly, according to the REIQ. Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt.The Greater Brisbane region house market recorded growth of 1.9 per cent for the year to March, but Moreton Bay was a standout with house prices rising by 2.5 per cent.Over the past five years, the median house price in the outer Brisbane regions of Logan, Moreton Bay, Redland and Ipswich grew between 13.4 per cent and 17 per cent — supporting the REIQ’s view that these areas are benefiting from steady capital gains.Outside of Brisbane, Redland has the most expensive housing with a median price of $533,250, while Ipswich has the most affordable with an annual median of $346,000. Brisbane LGA’s median house price has hit a new record high of $680,000. Image: AAP/Darren England.last_img read more

Dream home: Inside the QLD mega mansion you can now rent for $20k a day

first_imgThe seafood platter prepared by Fish D’vine at Mandalay House in Airlie Beach. Photo: Elizabeth Tilley. The cinema/games room in Mandalay House.*Elizabeth Tilley is a senior real estate reporter with The Courier-Mail and a presenter for Sky News Australia. She travelled to Airlie Beach as a guest of Ray White Whitsundays. RELATED: Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US Inside the mansion that is Mandalay House.The property is backed by national park and it comes with its own helipad — so you can fly in and out via chopper without having to worry about those pesky paparazzi.“It is the best location in the whole of Airlie Beach,” Mr Beale said.“There is one road in and one road out and big gates so any superstar could stay there and no one would even know.” Courier-Mail reporter Elizabeth Tilley at Mandalay House in Airlie Beach. Photo: Pete Wallis.And this humble reporter was also given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in the Airlie Beach mansion for a taste of the lifestyle only that kind of money can buy.Only a handful of people have spent the night in Mandalay House, apart from the original owners and the Tartaks. The oceanside pavilion at Mandalay House.My photographer and I were then ushered into the formal dining room, dripping in opulence with its rich, red drapes, where we shared a seafood platter prepared by local institution, Fish D’vine, featuring their signature chilli mud crab. Mr Tartak, who founded waste management group Bingo Industries, has decided to open the doors of one of Australia’s most spectacular trophy homes to the public — for an eye-watering $20,000 a night. The house has a private helipad. Courier-Mail reporter Elizabeth Tilley at Mandalay House in Airlie Beach. Photo: Pete Wallis.It took two-and-a-half years to get approval to build the home and another three-and-a-half years to construct it.Inspired by the villas on the shores of Lake Como, the architect who designed the Mediterranean-style mansion, and his interior designer partner, travelled through Europe for inspiration. The main kitchen at Mandalay House.The afternoon started with sunset drinks in the spectacular ocean pavilion overlooking the glistening aqua waters of the Coral Sea. Courier-Mail reporter Elizabeth Tilley with pilot Dave arriving at Mandalay House in Airlie Beach.The first thing that hits you is the sheer size of the place — the house spans a massive 2649 sqm and is framed by a spectacular horizon pool that weaves in and out of Cuban palm trees — each of which were craned in and worth about $20,000 each. Singer Taylor Swift is understood to have stayed at Mandalay House in Airlie Beach. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP.Along with the enormous spa bath tub, sitting room, powder room and walk-in wardrobe, the master suite is bigger than my entire house at 144 sqm. Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s island villa Where the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in Australia Where the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in Australiacenter_img The master suite in Mandalay House.Mr Beale said the previous owner — property developer Neil Murray — had used the house as his private home, and had refused numerous requests from television bosses hoping to use Mandalay House as a set for popular reality shows such as The Bachelor.It’s easy to see why. The pool at Mandalay House. Inside the incredible Mandalay House.So what do you get for $20,000 a night?Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a five-car garage and car, two jetskis, a private marina berth, a self-contained office with room for a secretary, a climate-controlled wine cellar with dining room, a gym, a cinema room, a boat shed and a fully self-contained caretaker’s cottage. More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago The Mediterranean-style home was inspired by Lake Como, Nice and Monaco.The gourmet kitchen comes with a huge butler’s pantry and walk-in cold room, but why bother cooking up a storm when you can hire a private chef to do it for you? Mandalay House in Airlie Beach can be rented for $20,000 a night.Ray White Whitsunday principal Mark Beale, who is marketing the luxury rental on behalf of the owners, said the property had already secured its first booking, with a local gentleman leasing it for a few nights later this year to celebrate his birthday in style. The Courier-Mail understands the house was rented out by a “guest from America” for three days late last year, totalling $100,000. That guest is believed to be none other than pop star Taylor Swift — although the owner and marketing agent declined to comment. I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t mind bragging they slept in the same king-sized bed as T-Swizzle, and I can tell you it was pretty darn comfortable. MORE: SUGAR RAY’S MANSION SELLING FOR HEAVYWEIGHT SUM The pool at dusk at Mandalay House. The Courier-Mail’s Elizabeth Tilley at Mandalay House in Airlie Beach. Picture: Peter Wallis.NOT many people would knock back an offer of $25 million for a property they bought for nearly half that, but that’s how special Mandalay House is. Just ask Sydney-based businessman Tony Tartak, who bought the mega mansion overlooking the Coral Sea, for $14 million in 2017 and declined the higher offer months later.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:16Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:16 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMandalay House03:16 RELATED: Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US The formal dining room in Mandalay House.This was washed down with a bottle of riesling — from the owner’s personal collection in the cellar, of course. Then it was time to get beaten at pool while watching a movie in the cinema/games room.Taylor Swift would be proud. Mandalay House from above is simply breathtaking.For an additional cost, you can also hire a caretaker and wait staff — all of which I was lucky enough to have at my disposal for the night. The formal sitting room in Mandalay House is furnished in opulence.Not surprisingly, I didn’t have that problem when I touched down in a helicopter just metres from the front door — although I did feel like a superstar.The house is breathtaking in person, but perhaps even more so when viewing it from above. Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s island villalast_img read more

Man accused of sexual assaults bailed near school

first_imgNZ Herald 3 Dec 2012A Northland man facing a raft of sexual assault charges on young children has been released on bail near a school.Hirini Heta earlier pleaded not guilty to 44 counts of assault and sexual connection dating back from 2004 to April this year.The 55-year-old appeared in the Whangarei District Court today where he was granted electronically monitored bail in Papakura.Police opposed releasing Heta because of the close proximity to a school and the risk of him contacting complainants via the internet.But Judge McDonald took into account an ongoing medical condition and imposed that he not been in the company or talk to anyone under the age of 18. read more

CARICOM, FAO to tackle high food prices at regional consultation

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional CARICOM, FAO to tackle high food prices at regional consultation by: – June 13, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Photo credit: drpinna.comGEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will next week tackle the recent upsurge in food prices that has reached unprecedented levels in the region.Against the backdrop of the FAO Global Food Price Index, in January 2011, indicating that it had surpassed the high level reached in 2007- 2008, the FAO Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has organised a regional consultation on policy and programmatic actions to address high food prices in the Caribbean, 13-14 June.Trinidad and Tobago will host the consultation, which is aimed at assisting the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) to identify various options in the immediate, medium and long-term, in response to the crisis.Recent efforts to address food security in CARICOM included a full assessment of food prices by the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), at its thirty-second meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, 19-20 May 2011.Against this backdrop, part of the agenda of the consultation in Trinidad and Tobago focuses on existing policy measures to address the food crisis at regional and national levels.The meeting will examine the CARICOM regional food and nutrition security policy (RFNSP), which is set in the context of a mix of linked national and regional policies including the Community Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the Caribbean Cooperation in Health (CCH) and the Community Agribusiness Strategy (CAS). These strategies and policies are in support of inter-connected services at all stages and levels of the agri-food supply chain; and increasing the availability and access to adequate quantities of safe, quality assured food products to vulnerable groups.The RFNSP was endorsed by COTED in October 2010, in Grenada at its special meeting on agriculture and has been viewed as a “milestone” in efforts to ensure food security in CARICOM/CARIFORUM states. It involved an innovative policy design process including a Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising officials of member states, University of the West Indies (UWI), Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), the CARICOM Secretariat, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and FAO.Given this existing policy framework for food security, stakeholders at the consultation will attempt to confront the fundamental challenges related to the food import bill and high food prices. They will also examine the policy and programme thrust that will work best to address the situation of volatile food prices. In addition, there will be comparative analysis of this latest situation with that of 2007-2008 and a review of policy lessons learn from that wave of the crisis.It is anticipated that 16 Caribbean countries in FAO Caribbean sub-region (CARICOM member states, Cuba and the Dominican Republic) will participate in the consultation, as well as regional inter-governmental organisations, development partners, bilateral donors, research institutions, the private sector and civil society organisations.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Lady Raiders Win Varsity Battle With Lady Eagles

first_imgThe South Ripley Lady Raiders defeated The Austin Lady Eagles in varsity play 25-20, 25-12, 25-21.The JV lost 25-18, 25-20.Record.  JV 0-2.    Varsity 1-1.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Lisa Gilpin.last_img

Girls Area Basketball Scores (12-12)

first_imgGirls Area Basketball ScoresThursday  (12-12)Columbus North  46     East Central  44South Ripley  56     Shawe Memorial  11Lawrenceburg  56     North Decatur  35Hauser  42     South Decatur  40Greensburg  68     South Dearborn  31Southwestern Hanover  57     New Washington  47Greenwood Christian  73     Edinburgh  57last_img

Remi Garde pledges to stay at Aston Villa even if they are relegated

first_imgRemi Garde insists he will stay at Aston Villa even if they are relegated. Garde has overseen eight of the games during that miserable run, which has put Villa on course to drop out of the top flight for the first time since 1987. However, the Frenchman says he will stay to guide them out of the Sky Bet Championship if they are relegated and that the club want him to. “Yes – both answers are yes,” he said. “I have got a very good feeling in my mind. “In every football club there are some difficulties and problems. “Of course I thought we would have won earlier, but I knew when you come to a club that has played 11 and lost nine you don’t expect to find everything going well. “If they are, you do not get the call to come in. “I knew it would be difficult but now I am full of confidence for what we can achieve in this club.” Chief executive Tom Fox also believes Garde will be at Villa for the long haul after replacing Tim Sherwood in November. The former Lyon boss penned a three-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park in November, but has been unable to bring about a change in fortunes. Villa head to fellow strugglers Sunderland on Saturday sat bottom of the Barclays Premier League and 11 points from safety thanks to an 18-match winless streak. He added: “We are building something special and Remi Garde is a massive part of what we are trying to build.” Villa are four points behind second-bottom Sunderland, having not won since the opening day of the season. Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Norwich saw them lose further ground, but Garde refused to label the Stadium of Light encounter as their last survival hope. “It’s a very important game but this is not the last chance we will have,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more