Man City legend rejects ‘one man team’ claims following Champions League heroics

first_imgManchester City legend Dennis Tueart insists the Blues’ character to progress to the Champions League knockout stages without Sergio Aguero disproved recent claims they are a one man team.City have endured a somewhat indifferent run of form throughout the early stages of this season, with Argentine star Aguero carrying the side at times with 19 goals in all competitions.Doubts were raised over their chances to progress in Europe’s premier club competition, therefore, when the striker was ruled out of Wednesday’s must-win clash at Roma after suffering a knee injury in the Premier League.But – despite missing a host of other key first-teamers – Manuel Pellegrini’s men certainly delivered as Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta found the net in a 2-0 victory.And Tueart believes Pellegrini has a team to be reckoned with after booking their place in the last 16.“We have a really big squad and they proved they can deliver as a team with the win at Roma,” he told The Sports Bar.“We know City don’t have to rely on the likes of Aguero, [Vincent] Kompany, [David] Silva and [Yaya] Toure to get results now.“Individual belief will be growing game by game and other teams will be thinking: ‘If anybody goes to Rome and wins 2-0 they got to have something about them’.“And with Aguero, Silva, Kompany and Toure all coming back, I think we’ll certainly have a team to be reckoned with, that’s for sure.”last_img read more

Judge Ed Emmett to speak Feb 21 at SSPEEDs Harvey conference at

first_imgShare1David [email protected] [email protected] Ed Emmett to speak Feb. 21 at SSPEED’s Harvey conference at RiceHOUSTON — (Jan. 30, 2018) — Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Houston “flood czar” Stephen Costello and Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon will join dozens of experts Feb. 21-22 at Rice University to discuss how the Houston region moves forward from 2017’s historic Hurricane Harvey flooding.What: “Urban Flooding and Infrastructure: Moving Forward From Harvey” is sponsored by Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center.Who: Speakers will include SSPEED’s Phil Bedient and Jim Blackburn, Harris County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Wheeler, meteorologists Jeff Linder and Eric Berger, former National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jerry Cotter and Corragio Maglio and Dutch flooding expert Matthijs Kok.The complete program and list of speakers are available here.When: Feb. 21-22.Where: Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jade Boyd, associate director of news and media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6778.-30-Helpful links:SSPEED Center:” alt=”last_img” /> read more