Sol Campbell deserves better than Macclesfield job, says Paul Ince

first_img Ince began his managerial career with Macclesfield in 2006 4 Ince also got his first shot at management with Macclesfield when they were again at the foot of League Two in 2006.He spent one season as player-manager of the Silkmen and successfully avoided relegation on the final day of the campaign.EXCLUSIVE: David Seaman warns Sol Campbell Macclesfield job a ‘big gamble’And he believes Campbell will ‘put his name on the map’ as a coach if he achieves the same feat this season, with the side currently five points from safety.“Hopefully if he does a good job there, like I did, and he might get closer to the top of the ladder. Paul Ince believes former England team-mate Sol Campbell deserves better than the Macclesfield Town job, following his appointment as manager of the League Two side.Ex-Arsenal and Tottenham defender Campbell has taken on his first managerial role with the team who are currently rooted to the bottom of the English Football League.But Ince has questioned why a player of Campbell’s quality has been forced to take a job in the fourth tier, while more recent stars are in charge of clubs at a much higher level. 4 Speaking on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Ince said: “I mean no disrespect to Macclesfield, but it’s sad that the only way someone of Sol’s calibre, who was a legend of the game and was a great player, can get his foot in the door is go to a team at bottom of League Two.MORE: Paul Ince tips Sol Campbell to take charge of TOTTENHAM one day“When people like Stevie G are going to Rangers and Frank Lampard are going to Derby, and yet Sol has got to go to the lowest club in the Football League, it doesn’t sit right with me. It doesn’t sit right with me at all.“But he’s got his foot in the door and I wish him all the best.” 4 4 Sol Campbell has taken on his first managerial job Ince and Campbell in the England team at the 1998 World Cup “If he can keep Macclesfield up, and it’s going to be a tough job, then it puts his name on the map as a manager.“That’s why I took the Macclesfield job. I didn’t want to be known as ‘Paul Ince: the player’, I wanted to be ‘Paul Ince: the manager’, but I had to go to Macclesfield and keep them up to do that.”Meanwhile, Campbell has challenged his players to produce ‘magic’ in their bid to remain in the Football League. Campbell recently spent time coaching with the national time He told Silkmen TV: “I think we can play more football to really control the games and then at the right moments I want a little bit of magic in the last third.“For me it is all about being solid, that is the kind of guy I am, but then in the last third I want players to be daring, to try thing, I want crosses, people looking for second balls, things like that.“I want the magic coming out, that is what it is all about.”Listen back to Paul Ince on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

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Chess: Deadlock continues after Magnus Carlsen escapes in Game 6

first_imgShare via Email Thank you for your feedback. Quick guide Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa v Vishy Anand, Tata Steel blitz 2018 Support The Guardian Chess Magnus Carlsen’s plan of a mid-match push recoiled badly in Friday night’s sixth game of the €1m world title match in Holborn, London, but the champion, a knight down and on the verge of defeat, found the rare plan of a defensive fortress which Fabiano Caruana could not break down. The game was drawn in 80 moves after six and a half hours’ play when the American abandoned his winning attempts.The €1m match in London remains level at 3-3 with six games left. The prescribed colour sequence gives Carlsen a second successive White in Sunday’s seventh game, so he still has the chance of a mid-match push which was foreshadowed when he chose Black in game one.Game six , however, did not follow the Norwegian’s script. Carlsen tried to unsettle the American’s favourite Petroff defence 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 by 4 Nd3!? a rare choice. It led to some weird early knight pirouettes, the outcome of which was the exchange of queens and an endgame which looked so level the US grandmaster Maurice Ashley offered to bet $1,000 on any other result.Then, little by little, Carlsen’s position deteriorated as he tried too hard to be active. Under pressure in the fifth hour of play, he sacrificed a piece for three pawns which is normally an equal exchange but here favoured Caruana’s extra knight over the vulnerable pawns. After that only some endgame magic saved half a point.Carlsen will now regret his missed chances in game one where Caruana, new to high-level match play, was too cautious, passive and slow on the clock, allowing the champion to dominate. Read more Hide Reuse this content Show Read more 3593 (by Heinrich Juhe, 1974) Only by 1 Rf1! and if Kxe4 2 Qh1, or Kxe6 2 Qg8, or Kxc6 2 Qa8, or Kc4 2 Nf4. Carlsen and Caruana deadlocked in battle of Mozart and Killah Priest of chess Magnus Carlsen barely saves draw as Fabiano Caruana misses win in Game 6 thriller – as it happened Share on Facebook news Fabiano Caruanacenter_img Two world championships meant a low profile for the first weekend of the Four Nations Chess League. Results already answered a key question, whether the perennial champions Guildford will face serious competition this season from the newly promoted Chess.com Manx Liberty team. The answer, yes they will.The Isle of Man’s core players are highly rated Romanian grandmasters, who clocked in with a team average of 2501 to Guildford’s 2564, slightly lower but still highly competitive. And the expectation is that Manx will also bring in an elite GM or two for the showdown match with their Surrey rivals scheduled for the final 4NCL weekend in May 2019.India’s former world champion Anand won the Kolkata blitz, where a highlight was his first meeting with the prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. The 13-year-old went close and might have won by 15 h5!? The whole game was captured on video Topics Share on LinkedIn Leonard Barden on chess … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Game moves1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 a3 g6 7 Be2 Bg7 8 Be3 O-O 9 Qd2 b5 10 O-O-O Bb7 11 f3 Nbd7 12 h4 Ne5 13 Bh6 Bxh6 14 Qxh6 Rc8 15 g4?! Rxc3 16 bxc3 Qa5 17 Nf5 gxf5 18 gxf5 Qxc3 19 Rdg1+ Ng6 20 fxg6 fxg6 21 h5 Bxe4 22 fxe4 Qa1+ 23 Kd2 Nxe4+ 24 Ke3 Qc3+ 25 Bd3 Qd2+ 26 Kxe4 Qxh6 27 hxg6 Qf4+ 28 Kd5 h6 29 g7 Rc8 30 Ke6 d5 31 Rg6 Rc6+ 32 Kxe7 Rxg6 33 Bxg6 Kxg7 34 Bd3 Qe5+ 35 Kd7 h5 36 Rg1+ Kf6 37 Rg6+ Kf7 38 Rh6 a5 39 Kc6 b4 40 axb4 axb4 41 Kd7 Kg7 42 Re6 Qd4 43 Ke8 Qg4 44 Ke7 h4 45 Be2 Qg5+ 46 Kd6 h3 47 Re7+ Kf8 48 Re5 Qf6+ 49 Kxd5 h2 0-1 Share on Messenger Magnus Carlsen Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Tim Lewis Game one of a world title series has a significant history of decisive results, dating right back to Wilhelm Steinitz v Johannes Zukertort in 1886. Alexander Alekhine won four game ones in five title matches, starting in 1927 when he defeated the supposedly invincible Jose Raul Capablanca. Mikhail Botvinnik also won four. However, Carlsen didn’t do fast starts in his three previous matches against Vishy Anand and Sergey Karjakin, so it is plausible that he was just psychologically ill-prepared for his unexpected opportunity.Carlsen trailed in his 2016 title defence against Karjakin before coming from behind to win the speed tie-breaks. In 2018, too, it is the challenger who can take heart from the first six games of the series. Caruana has been the one producing opening surprises, and the error which allowed some of his prepared material to appear on YouTube has left him unfazed. He even demonstrated that confidence by his game six opening choice, since his work on the Petroff was reportedly among the material made public.Caruana’s minimal target now will be to get through games seven to nine, where Carlsen has an extra White. If he can do that, he will be in a strong match position with two Whites in the last three games including the climactic 12th game. He out-grinded the great grinder Carlsen in game six, and may now feel strong enough to push harder for a win which could decide the match and the championship.Low-key and hosted in the distant Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiysk, the women’s world championship has been staged this week as a 64-player knockout. Two Russians, a Ukrainian and China’s title holder Ju Wenjun reached the semi-finals, The format, two classical games each round then tie-breaks, can lead to a surprise result, but not this time. Ju is ranked world No 2 behind Hou Yifan, currently a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and has dominated the event so far.Ju defeated Russia’s former champion Alexandra Kosteniuk 1.5-0.5 in one semi-final while Kateryna Lagno and Mariya Muzychuk are level 1-1 after two draws and go into speed tie-breaks on Saturday.This will be the last knockout women’s championship. The new International Chess Federation administration headed by Arkady Dvorkovich, which has made an impressive start in many areas, has ruled that future contests will have the same format as the open event, where an eight-player candidates’ tournament qualifies the challenger.There is also discussion, not yet resolved, on whether the two championship matches should be played at the same time and venue to raise the profile of the women’s event, which will also have higher prize money.The change could bring back Hou, who has kept away from recent knockouts, and Fide could also try to encourage Judit Polgar out of retirement. Polgar and Hou are the all-time top two women players but only ever met once, at Gibraltar 2012. Was this helpful?last_img read more

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