Baby shark attack at Donegal school! – Picture Special

first_imgA Letterkenny National School was invaded by a large ‘school’ of sharks this Halloween!Scoil Mhuire gan Smál fin-ished the term off in style with a Halloween dress up day. Staff really got into the spirit and turned up as a jaw-some family of sharks, inspired by the catchiest song of the year.All the characters were represented – Baby Shark, Mammy & Daddy Shark and Granny & Grandad Shark – and the staff and pupils later sank their teeth into a great performance of the song and dance. Scoil Mhuire gan Smal teacher shark attack!Little witches, wizards, dinosaurs and Storm Troopers stormed the corridors of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal on their fancy dress day, which was frightfully good fun.See more pictures below:  Baby shark attack at Donegal school! – Picture Special was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Raphoe woman wins top Volunteer Award

first_imgA local football club hero from Donegal has won a Volunteer Ireland Award 2018. Sinead Kelly is a tireless volunteer with Raphoe Town Football Club and a passionate promoter of girls in sport.Sinead established a successful initiative called ‘Soccer Sisters’ to encourage more girls to take up football. As well as being a coach, Sinead has positioned the club in the heart of the community building strong and positive links with local schools and clubs and making an impact in local community initiatives. Sinead’s efforts and many hours of planning and organising were rewarded last week as she was announced as the overall winner of the Sport and Recreation award the Volunteer Ireland Awards 2018.Engineer Sharon Clarke from Donegal was also shortlisted for an award in the ‘Children and Youth’ category.Sharon ClarkeSharon is an employee with Seagate Technology in Derry and has spent the past 5 years promoting awareness of STEM and empowering female engineers in her workplace.On 7th December 2018, at gala awards ceremony in Dublin, eleven category winners were announced along with the Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year. Mary Fitzgerald from Co. Clare was named Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year 2018 for her support for those suffering domestic abuse in the area. Raphoe woman wins top Volunteer Award was last modified: December 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Marko Calasan: Mini Mozart of Computers

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting lidija davis Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Eight year old Marco Calasan from Skopje, Macedonia has been dubbed the Mozart of Computers by local press after becoming the worlds youngest IT Professional when he passed the Microsoft Certified System Administrator exam.According to a report in the Times last week, Microsoft presented Marko with games and DVDs after he’d passed the exams, and although he considered it a nice gesture, he said he wasn’t “really interested in those things.”Marko, who has a bent for mathematics and physics, was reading and writing by the time he was two years old, and by four he was speaking in English. In a video posted on YouTube (Macedonian), Marko explains that computing is a simple matter of mathematics and following instructions.This simple understanding has made him into something of a local celebrity who has since been offered his own IT lab by the Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski. Marko’s parents plan to publish a book for small children about computing based on Marko’s experience and success.Photo Credit: Daniel F. Pigattolast_img read more

Yes! MLB All-Star Game Coming To Philadelphia In 2026

first_imgWe have a home run, Philadelphia!The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the “Midsummer Classic,” will return to South Philadelphia in summer 2026 at Citizens Bank Park.2026 MLB ALL-STAR GAME FAST FACTSThe 2026 MLB All-Star Game will be held in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.The game will help celebrate the 250th anniversary of American Independence.Philadelphia previously hosted All-Star games in 1943, 1952, 1976 and 1996.Baseball’s best will face off once more in the City of Brotherly Love — for the fifth time ever and the first time at Citizens Bank Park — to help celebrate the 250th anniversary (Semiquincentennial) of American Independence.The 2026 Midsummer Classic will also be the fourth time in Phillies franchise history that the team hosts the game. (Philadelphia previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1943, 1952, 1976 and 1996.) (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Phillies) For just the fifth time in baseball history, the MLB All-Star Game is coming to Philadelphia.Before the boys of summer hit Philly in 2026, though, the All Star Game will be played in Cleveland, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities.Stay tuned for more on this exciting matchup!In the meantime, get out to the ballpark this season in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies play at home seven more times this April alone. In other words, there are plenty of chances to root for the home team over the next few weeks and months.Go Phillies! 2026 MLB All-Star GameWhen:July 2026 Where:Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way www.mlb.comlast_img read more

Oklahoma State Has Been Better Against the Pass, Still Has Room to Improve

first_imgWe’ve given Glenn Spencer’s defense its fair share of criticism this season. And they’ve earned it. They’ve shown a propensity to get beat deep, especially early in the season.After giving up 387 yards and four touchdowns in the air to Baylor, there were apparently some changes made on a fun plane ride back from Waco. Glenn Spencer would no longer be patrolling the sidelines and chest bumping Ramon Richards. He now sits next to Mike Yurcich in the booth for a better view of the offenseDuring the Cowboys’ current six-game winning streak, things have changed. The Cowboys have held teams below their passing average the last three games. See below.passingdThe Cowboys, which gave up a ton of big plays early in the year, are now tied for second in the conference in opponent’s long passing plays (10-plus yards). They haven’t finished better than No. 7 in the Big 12 in that stat for any of the last six seasons.The Cowboys are also currently No. 4 in the Big 12 in passing defense, allowing 252.8 per game. They also rank third in touchdown-to-interception ratio (against).tdintThis last week an overall scheme change saw the Cowboys in the 3-3-5 defense West Virginia is known for.Mike Gundy talked about the choice to swap defensive schemes.“I’m not a defensive guy and I don’t micromanage and I let people do their jobs,” said Gundy. “They felt like that was what’s best, Glenn and the staff and so I said, if that’s what you guys want and you’re comfortable with that we’ll do it, and I thought they were pretty dang good at it.”Things aren’t perfect on the defensive side of the ball. The Cowboys are currently No. 67 in opponent points per drive (2.29). That’s fourth in the Big 12 behind West Virginia (1.66), TCU (1.92) and Baylor (2.14). They need to turn more opponent TDs into FGs.The Cowboys finish the season against two high-powered offenses on the road. Both teams average 300-plus yards in the air and have dynamic playmakers. Though TCU has been up and down this year, they’ve shown the ability to put up points. They are 44th in the country in points per drive at 2.47 (OSU is at 2.91).Oklahoma has hit the 50-point mark four times this year and has their own Biletnikoff semifinalist in Dede Westbrook for Baker Mayfield to throw to. The Sooners are No. 5 in the nation in points per drive, averaging a daunting 3.45.At this time last year, OSU’s defense seemed to run out of gas. Hopefully, the increased depth we’ve heard so much about can make a difference this year. It will need to if the Cowboys want a shot at their second Big 12 title. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Spring Football Game Roster, Format Details Announced

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State released the roster for Saturday’s spring game on Friday morning. There weren’t a lot of surprises but there are a few things to note.As in the past, the team will be split up into an orange team and a black team. The game will resemble a normal college football game, with a couple of tweaks.The quarters will be 10 minutes instead of 12 each. There will be two traditonal kickoffs, one to start each half. After each score, the offense will just start at their own 25-yard line. There will be punts but no returns. Each return will be an automatic fair catch.Punts, field goals and PAT’s will be played as normal without a live rush. It’s an exhibition game. We don’t want our the nation’s only punter in the Heisman conversation getting hurt.Here’s some of the notable spots for each team. Mason Rudolph, Taylor Cornelius and Josh Green will handle the quarterback duties for the orange team. The black team will field John Kolar, Keondre Wudtee and Jelani Woods.QB1 and the Oil Baron, Cornelius, will get to throw to the likes of James Washington, Jalen McCleskey, Chris Lacy, Tyrell Alexander. Across the field, we may get to see the tandem of the future as Wudtee and Woods get to throw to Tyron Johnson as well as Marcell Ateman and others on the black team.Who’s out?Several players have been ruled out including Justice Hill, who is still rehabbing from off-season shoulder surgery. Dillon Stoner is out. So are offensive linemen Zachary Crabtree, Larry Williams, Deonte Noel, Jacob Clark and Minnesota transfer Tyler Moore — the latter of which will not be eligible this fall due to NCAA transfer rules. The defense will be without linemen Tralund Webber and Vili Leveni and linebacker Brian Ciszewski.last_img read more

Top 10 Most Important Things to Happen to OSU Athletics in the Past 10 Years

first_imgWithin the past seven days, two of the top 10 most impactful events onto Oklahoma State athletics happened.Last Wednesday, Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman broke news that Bob Stoops, University of Oklahoma coach of 18 years, was retiring – thus releasing OSU from Stoops’ suppression and giving legitimate life to the Bedlam rivalry.Then Tuesday, Mike Gundy, Cowboy coach of a dozen years, signed a contract for five more years at a rate of $4.2 million, which is set to increase $125,000 every year thereafter.Gundy, already a legend at OSU, is set to be immortalized as a demigod with this mega-contract. With half-believed stories every spring of Gundy’s potential departure, this contract seems as if it will have the utmost ramifications for the university.AdChoices广告But those are just two positive examples over the past decade. Here are eight more, and, yes, some are impactful in drastically negative ways:10. Dez BryantDez Bryant’s commitment to OSU and subsequent success in the NFL has given the university more and more publicity, good or bad, every Sunday.Dallas was the perfect team for him to go to if you’re an OSU regent or donor, at least now it is. Dez is the ultimate example. There is a reason Gundy rarely compares players to him but brings him up all the time.Dez is constantly used as a marketing technique in news conferences because players and especially coaches know he works. “Come here because you see the results in the Dallas Cowboys’ end zone every week,” works in recruiting.Although Bryant left Stillwater in 2010, sometimes it feels as if he roams the locker room on a daily basis.9. 2016 College World SeriesWhen J.R. Davis caught the final out of the Cowboys’ Super Regional against South Carolina, it meant OSU’s first trip to the CWS since the turn of the century.Although a new baseball stadium has not been announced to replace (long past expired) Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, getting to Omaha undoubtedly helped that cause, and coach Josh Holliday said so at his media day press conference.The CWS means more for marketing and branding. How many conversations have you had about the 2016 OSU baseball team?And recruiting.OSU has three of the top 100 high school prospects signed in its 2017 recruiting class, including No. 7 Ryan Vilade, according to Baseball Factory. Even if Vilade chooses to start his professional career, the CWS appearance helped Holliday establish a winning reputation in living rooms that will give top recruits some serious meat to chew on when considering their future.8. Commercial flightsThe $3 million investment in getting American Eagle planes to Stillwater twice daily was historic not only for international students or businessmen, but also big time recruits. And Mike Gundy knew that.“Now (recruits are) 10 minutes away from being on our campus,” Gundy said the day before the first flight took off.No, it’s not a 10-minute flight. It’s 32, and with security, taxiing and driving to and from the airport, it’s actually about a 3-hour ordeal. But we get you, Gundy, and he is absolutely right in theory. Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer saw the potential, too.Even for recruits living outside of the Dallas area, catching a flight to Stillwater for the second half of the trip from San Antonio was going to be huge, efficiently and aesthetically.“(Recruits are) not having to go on I-35 for 45 minutes and across Highway 51 for 15 minutes,” Spencer said.And though there isn’t any data to track this, the ease of commercial flights is undoubtedly bring in more “fringe” fans who otherwise wouldn’t spend the weekend on the road trying to get to the game.7. The Sports Illustrated ‘scandal’When you Google search “Sports Illustrated Dirty Game,” this page comes up as the top search hit, but when you click the links to any one of the five parts of the Thayer Evans series, you are redirected to an error page.Nevertheless, some of the impact remains as if 100 percent of it was accurate.There are still people out there who would put an asterisk next to the 2011 football season had the Cowboys won the national championship. Right, wrong, stupid or unfortunate, that is the reality. Sports Illustrated‘s report felt like a Mike Tyson shot to the gut. Except Tyson was on steroids, three weight classes heavier and unapologetic as hell.OSU did the right thing in being proactive in its investigation of the report and the university. It was a move that was praised by many media outlets and even used as a framework for how a university or organization should conduct itself. The NCAA even gave OSU a slap on the wrist.But, again, there are people out there who believe all of the content in Evans’ series was accurate. Even in 2017.6. Underwood’s only seasonThe jubilation Brad Underwood brought back to Gallagher-Iba Arena was as real as anyone could have asked for, which made March 20 even more difficult to get through.When you were around Underwood or even just watching a game at GIA with him on the sideline, it felt as if you were around a genuine miracle worker.He turned prairie to party.Tipoff. Even a student could arrive late and get a prime seat today. pic.twitter.com/Z4SqDHWglV— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) February 13, 2016 We can’t thank Cowboy fans enough for an amazing season. Attendance jumped 44% this year, and the Rowdy made a difference. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/GknF33yybE— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) March 5, 2017But when he left, that jubilation just felt like emptiness again, and when athletic director Mike Holder introduced Mike Boynton, an inexperienced 35-year-old, it felt more like a step back toward the 2015-16 season.5. Ford’s last seasonOnly 4,023 people showed up for OSU Senior Night in 2016.Travis Ford’s final season in Stillwater was beyond painful. Game after game, the few reporters left filled back into the interview room, waited for Ford and held their breath for someone to ask. Finally someone did and asked whether he thought that senior night would be his last game in Gallagher-Iba Arena.“Didn’t cross my mind,” he said, which meant either it did and he wasn’t going to say so or that it truly didn’t but that he then knew it was.Ford’s last season put OSU men’s basketball in such a rut that Underwood’s season felt more like a marketing tactic rather than a basketball team at times. Players were asked whether they were going to leave, and students asked one another whether they were going to go to the games, even though Ford wouldn’t be.By most accounts, Ford was a good guy, which made it all so much more difficult, but the cut financially, mentally and emotionally felt so deep at times that you wondered how many years it would take to turn it all back around.4. Uniform renaissanceIn 2006, the Cowboys came out in drastically different uniforms for the first time since 1981. Yes, that was 11 years ago, but it cracked the surface for what was to come.Three years into the new design, a black uniform combo was added. A classic OSU look that played with the creative juices of what the Cowboys’ uniforms could be in the future.Then two years after that, 2011, OSU rolled out the double-lined shoulder design that had 64 possible combinations. Those unis were so clean, in a Bleacher Report best/worst review, they put “Best: Any Oklahoma State Uniform in 2011.”The Cowboys’ play that year was what got everyone’s attention, but even if they had won nine games, the notoriety, branding and positive impact on recruiting makes the uniform renaissance one of the great OSU happenings in the past decade.3. Stoops retiringBob Stoops’ unexpected retirement absolutely shattered the complexion of the Big 12, at least for the beginning of the 2017 season.With Lincoln Riley now in as Oklahoma coach, there is no clearcut conference favorite. Stoops’ retirement swings open the door for a mullet-dawning sheriff to step in and drop anchor. No, it hasn’t happened yet. Bedlam is still almost five months away, but if Gundy can win the first dance with Riley, it could potentially mean longevity at the top of the Big 12.But even if OSU loses that game, Stoops’ deuces literally gives a fresh look to a rivalry that has gone 14-4 in the Sooners’ favor in the past 18 seasons.It all just seems like the perfect storm for OSU to make its long-term claim atop the conference: Veteran roster, (committed) veteran coach, rejuvenated college town and a faltering conference field.2. Gundy’s ContractThis deal could potentially go down as the greatest signing in university history. Truly think about that.In ticket sales alone, the OSU football team brought in $17.8 million in 2016, according to OSU financial statements. With media rights, contributions and other operating revenue, the program made more than $47.7 million. After expenditures such as coaches salaries, bowl expenses and financial aid, football had a net profit of $28.3 million.It’s difficult to compare years straight up because of turnover, the growth of TV deals and the popularity of college football, but according to the 2004 report, the year before Gundy was hired, the football team only netted $8.2 million.Again, impossible to compare oranges to apples, but that is a 245 percent increase in net revenue since one man became coach.And when you throw in Stoops’ retirement, Baylor’s collapse, TCU’s step back and Texas’ inability to beat Kansas, getting Gundy to sign this summer was the ultimate step toward locking down a conference desperate for another national title contender.1. 2011-2012 football teamThe 12-1 Cowboys might have done more for the university than any other event in OSU history.Alabama made $18 million for beating LSU in the BCS National Championship Game. OSU raked in a million less for beating Stanford in the desert.More important, OSU was real.Just 10 years before that season, the Cowboys had just a bow on a glorious 4-7 season. They year before that, they went 3-8.There isn’t any way to purely quantify the impact that season had on OSU athletics, but it absolutely paved the way for Mason Rudolph, Tyron Johnson and Chuba Hubbard. Without that season and that Fiesta Bowl win, a sprinter in Canada probably wouldn’t have known too much about the land grant school in the middle of the U.S. prairie, and I don’t think it’s outrageous to say he likely wouldn’t have chosen to go to school there. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Report: 2017 Signee Fua Leilua Not Coming to OSU

first_imgAs was reported by Robert Allen of GoPokes, 2017 signee Fua Leilua will not be joining the team on Sunday when fall camp kicks off. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle picked Oklahoma State over offers from TCU and others and signed with the team on national signing day.Allen reported it during a spot on The Franchise radio station in Tulsa and it was reaffirmed by Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World.A note from today previously reported by @RAllenGoPokes: DT Fua Leilua no longer with #okstate. https://t.co/IHlkW8bOwG— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) July 27, 2017AdChoices广告The three-star prospect out of Snow College (JUCO) was expected to compete for reps among a deep defensive tackle group that includes Darrion Daniels, DeQuinton Osborne, Trey Carter and Enoch Smith Jr. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Kicks off Fall Camp on Sunday; Storylines, Dates, Schedule

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The start of fall camp kicks off on Sunday evening for Oklahoma State—just hours after players are expected to report for training camp.We’ve gone through some key storylines to watch, players expected to benefit from the month-long lead-up to the first game, and freshmen who could make an early impact. Now it’s time to get this thing rolling with a primer detailing everything you need to know before camp kicks off.As we noted earlier this week, here are all the notable dates in August to put on the calendar for now, as well as three storylines to watch. We’ll have more details on key dates such as fan appreciation day as events approach.AdChoices广告Sunday, July 30Players report (afternoon)First practice in Stillwater (7:10)Wednesday, August 2Media availabilitySaturday, August 5Media availability (plus photo shoot)Wednesday, August 9Media availabilityWednesday, August 16Media availabilityFriday, August 25Media luncheonThursday, August 31First gameThree storylines to watch1. The backup quarterback competition; Cornelius or the field? Despite the hype surrounding Keondre Wudtee coming in last season, the Louisiana native hasn’t solidified himself as a backup to Mason Rudolph — now he has three weeks to do so. Lots of smart people consider walk-on Taylor Cornelius to be the frontrunner to land the back gig. But can redshirt freshman Wudtee or true frosh Jelani Woods unseat him?2. Will a true frosh backup Justice Hill? Freshman All-American running back Justice Hill will be the starter, health willing, but behind him is one giant Times New Roman question mark. Everyone has their opinion: J.D. King is a fan favorite, Chuba Hubbard has Cowboy fans drooling about his speed, and LD Brown is a sleeper pick after having been on campus a year. Redshirt frosh Ja’Ron Wilson also figures to be squarely in the mix. But Mike Yurcich isn’t saying a word just yet.“It’s kind of a teaser when you start camp, because you’re in pajamas,” Yurcich said earlier this week. “When practice becomes full pads and you start seeing the fur fly — you start seeing whose going to be physical, who can bounce off and make somebody miss, who can break a tackle and make tough yardage after contact .. that’s the fun part.”3. Which receivers separate themselves? If you were to tell me OSU has eight future NFL receivers on its current roster, I’d not dispute it. The Pokes have James Washington and Jalen McCleskey as preseason Biletnikoff candidates, Marcel Ateman as an all-conference red-zone target, Tyron Johnson as an all-hype player, and Tylan Wallace as one of the most highly touted freshman to arrive on campus since Dez Bryant.Washington will be WR1, but behind him there’s plenty of competition. Will Tyron Johnson jump up and become WR2? Will Marcel Ateman pick up where he left off pre-injury? Or will Jalen McCleskey take a step forward again in 2017 to backup Washington? Fall camp should provide plenty of answers to those questions.last_img read more

Zaha back in training ahead of Chelsea clash

first_imgChelsea v Crystal Palace Zaha returns to Palace training ahead of Chelsea clash Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 00:35 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Wilfried Zaha Getty Images Chelsea v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Premier League Chelsea The Eagles have not won without the Ivory Coast international this season but he could now be in contention for Saturday’s trip to Stamford Bridge Wilfried Zaha has returned to Crystal Palace training, but manager Roy Hodgson will not rush the winger back into action.Zaha suffered a knee ligament injury against Newcastle United on February 4, with initial reports indicating he could miss the rest of the season.Palace have lost all three Premier League matches since Zaha’s injury, the Eagles collapsing to a 3-2 home loss against Manchester United on Monday despite taking a two-goal lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But although Hodgson indicated Zaha has recovered much quicker than anticipated, the Ivory Coast international may not be risked for Saturday’s trip to Chelsea.”He was able to join in with the team for the first time in a modified session,” Hodgson told reporters on Thursday.”It’s enormous progress considering he is so far ahead of schedule.”We have to be careful as it was a serious injury. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow, which will also be a light session. “It’s a remarkable recovery, but we don’t think he’ll be able to come back like the Wilf Zaha he was before the injury after two modified sessions.”All teams rely upon their decisive players, so when you have a player out for any length of time there’s always a risk you’ll push for him to come back earlier than he should. That’s the balance I’ve got to get right.”Palace, having enjoyed a strong run of form through November and December, are back in the Premier League’s relegation zone, a point adrift of safety.last_img read more