Bony: Ivory Coast stars persuaded me to join Manchester City

first_img Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City Wilfried Bony has revealed Kolo and Yaya Toure urged him to join Manchester City.The striker joined the Premier League champions during the January transfer window, arriving from Swansea City for £28m.And the 26-year-old has now revealed that his fellow Ivory Coast team-mates convinced him to make the switch to the Etihad.“I spoke a lot with Kolo and Yaya a lot because it was a massive move for me,” Bony told City’s official website.“Kolo told me great things about his time at City, but mainly it was Yaya who was always talking to me and encouraging me to work hard and improve my game.“More than anyone, Yaya told me that City was one of the greatest clubs in the world and said that if I had the opportunity to come here that I should take it with both hands – so I did.” 1last_img read more

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COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED WITH €36,000 OF STOLEN ESB GEAR

first_imgA man caught with €36,000 of stolen ESB materials in the back of a van when stopped by Gardai has been given one last chance by a Judge.Brian ‘Mouse’ Ward pictured in handcuffs and grey tracksuit outside a previous sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Brian Ward, who had 20 previous convictions, was stopped by Gardai in a van on the dual carriageway at Bonagee outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013. When Gardai searched the van it contained 18 specialist allow wheels used to erect ESB poles and were valued at €2,000 each.The wheels had been filed down and disguised to look like they had been used over a period of time.However, the wheels were actually brand new and had been reported stolen from an ESB site at Menaroy, Churchill.Ward, 20, was charged with handling stolen goods while another man in the van had fled to England.Gardai said that Ward had told them that they were planning to sell the wheels and other metal for scrap to McEhinney’s Scrapyard in Ballybofey but would probably only receive about €600 for the scrap value.Judge O’Hagan asked Garda Derek Connaughton if he thought McElhinney’s knew where the goods might have come from.The Gardai replied that he knew they were not Brian Ward’s fairly quickly and that the ESB stamp were all over the goods.Judge O’Hagan said he did not believe this was an opportunist crime saying that this was very specialist equipment and said he was particularly concerned that the ESB logos had been rubbed off them on purpose.However he said he was prepared to give Ward a chance but it was a final chance.“I will give him a chance but is the last chance he is going to get. If he comes up in future for theft charges he will go away,” he warned.He sentenced Ward to two years in jail but replaced the sentence with 240 hours community service and ordered €400 handed in by Ward to court to go to the Donegal Hospice.Judge O’Hagan then initially ordered Gardai to bring a trailer being used in the theft to the scrapyard to see if they could get any cash for it!However he revoked the order after hearing it may be used in the case against a second man being sought in connection with the crime.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED WITH €36,000 OF STOLEN ESB GEAR was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Brian WarddonegalESB equipmentGardaiJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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