Guardiola backs Man City players after shock loss, insists they can catch Liverpool

first_img Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son AFP or licensors LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Their second victory of the campaign lifted them to a healthier-looking 11th in the table heading into the international break.Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “I’m very proud. It was a very good performance – but more than the performance was the work the players did.“It is very difficult to play against City because they are so good and move the ball so fast. It requires a lot of high-speed running. The boys worked very hard and that was good.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Getty Images – Getty latest Adama Traore’s late goals stunned City On the distance to Liverpool, he added: “I know these guys. Still they are incredibly involved [committed] and can do it. What happened, happened. Most of the teams who won [the Premier League] in the past, the year after, don’t win [unlike City last season].“Today was the day, not our level. The previous games were good. But the distance is big. I know that. Liverpool is not dropping points. But we are in October, still a lot of games and competition.”City were fortunate not to be behind at the break as Patrick Cutrone and Raul Jimenez spurned glorious chances to give Wolves the lead.David Silva hit the crossbar from a free-kick in the second-half, but Adama Traore struck twice in the last 10 minutes to stun the hosts.Guardiola added: “We didn’t play at our level, that happens sometimes, so we accept it and work from here.”Wolves’ performance made light of their difficult start to the season and the fact they were in action in the Europa League in Turkey on Thursday night. 2 rookie error Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Pep Guardiola admitted his team had an off-day against Wolves stalemate 2 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ on target With 30 more matches to go, Guardiola is keeping his focus on Crystal Palace, the club’s next opponent after the international break, and not thinking too far ahead.He told talkSPORT: “With five points [behind Liverpool, prior to the Wolves game] we’ve had to think about it, so we’ve had to try to win our games. We’ve played really well in most of the games.“The reality is like this, our team won everything in many circumstances and we have to accept it [the Wolves defeat].“Now we have to think to Crystal Palace and then the Champions League, game by game, so we cannot be focused in far, far away because that would be a mistake.“So we have to try to come back like we have done many times and do it.“The pressure is always here in the big clubs. I know what we are as a team and how lovely our players are and today was a bad day.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ statement Pep Guardiola says it would be ‘a mistake’ for his Manchester City side to think about the Premier League title race right now – but maintains they can still catch Liverpool.City suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Wolves on Sunday, leaving them eight points off the Premier League leaders after eight games of the season. appointed Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman PEP TALK update Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule LATEST targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

More Than Half of 2018 Orders Are Speculative

first_imgWill Pride LNG Carrier; Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseA total of 42 newbuilding orders have been placed year to date, of which about 27 are assumed speculative, Norwegian LNG transportation company Awilco LNG said in a market commentary.Ordering of LNG carriers, a highly complex and expensive ships, has been dominated by securing of long-term charters, with a duration ranging from 10 to 30 years. However, there have been some shifts in the ordering patterns in the recent years driven by the development of commercial flexibility and shorter-term transactions leading to an increase in subchartering for short duration or even by voyage.Citing shipbroker reports, Awilco said that the current orderbook for LNG vessels above 100,000 cbm (excl. FSRU and FLNG) counts 93 vessels, of which 37 are potentially available for contract.Although the orderbook represents almost 20 % of the fleet, market analysts expect the 91 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of new LNG production scheduled to start up from 2018 to 2021 to require more vessels than the current available tonnage and orderbook during periods of high ton-mile demand.The estimate corresponds to the warnings from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which recently called on the market to timely invest in the LNG carrier fleet in order to avoid a threat to market development and security of supply.2018 as a record year for newbuild deliveriesIn addition, 38 LNG carriers were delivered in the first nine months of 2018, and a further 13 vessels are scheduled for delivery in the remainder of 2018, marking 2018 as a record year for newbuild deliveries.Market estimates show that LNG trade increased by 6 % in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 2017. LNG imports to China increased by about 45 % in the period, and China is now the world’s largest importer of gas, having surpassed Japan in Q3 2018, the Norwegian LNG transporter noted. Furthermore, imports to South Korea increased by 17 % and India 12 %, while LNG imports to Japan were unchanged compared to same period last year.“Despite newbuild deliveries at an all-time high and a closed West – East arbitrage, spot market rates are presently at an all-time high. Heading into the winter season, with further LNG production coming on stream, activity may increase, and although there is always some uncertainty, owners with available vessels have high expectations for the near future,” Awilco said.“In the medium-term, a total of 91 mtpa of new LNG production capacity is expected to start up in 2018 to 2021. Close to 50 mtpa of the new production is out of the US, which is expected to increase average sailing distances, and combined with orderbook visibility until 2021 the medium-term outlook for LNG shipping is promising. However, periods of volatility and seasonality should be expected.”Awilco LNG currently owns two 156,000 cbm TFDE membrane LNG vessels; WilForce and WilPride.  One vessel is on contract until June / September 2019 and one vessel trading in the spot market. The company posted net freight income of USD 7.4 million in the third quarter of the year, up from USD 4.6 million in Q2 2018.Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenselast_img read more