– Advertisement – Mr. Biden was winning Detroit with nearly 95 percent of the vote.Second, Mr. Biden benefited from a groundswell of discontent with President Donald J. Trump in the Detroit suburbs. Mr. Trump did well in the white, middle class communities he won last time in places like Macomb County, one of the nation’s bellwethers that President Barack Obama also carried. But that support does not appear to have been enough to overcome the shifts against him in suburbs that were once more friendly.That shift was especially pronounced in well-heeled Oakland County suburbs like Bloomfield Hills, where Mitt Romney grew up and where being a Democrat was once one of the surest impediments to getting elected at any level of government. – Advertisement – BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — As former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. pulls ahead in Michigan, it is becoming clear that he has accomplished two goals that Democrats believed were key to regaining Midwestern battleground states.First, he increased turnout in Detroit considerably, where low African-American enthusiasm kept many voters away from the polls in 2016. Wayne County, which includes the city of Detroit, was still counting its ballots on Wednesday. And in Detroit itself, where only half of precincts had fully reported, almost as many ballots were reported counted as in all of 2016.- Advertisement – In 2016, there were about a dozen precincts in the area that voted for Mr. Trump. But only a small handful did this time.The Republican Party has long relied on well-to-do suburbanites who believe their economic interests will be better served by fiscally conservative policy prescriptions like tax cuts and deregulation. And while Mr. Trump’s presidency accelerated the flight of these voters into the Democratic Party, those changes were slower to arrive in Bloomfield Hills.In Oakland, the state’s second-largest county, Mr. Biden was leading by 14 points as of Wednesday morning, a significant improvement over the Democratic presidential candidates on the ballot before him. Like many suburban enclaves across the Midwestern battlegrounds, women voters were especially activated this time.- Advertisement – Evidence of their enthusiasm was apparent in candidates for local office like Dani Walsh, a former Republican who ran for Bloomfield Township supervisor and won, becoming the first woman and Democrat to occupy the office.
Also tonight in Group D, Austria will play host to Wales while Serbia travel to face Moldova.All three matches will kick-off at 7.45.Among tonight’s other World Cup Qualifiers, Group G heavy-weights Italy and Spain will clash in Turin.And Iceland will look to follow-up on their successful Euro2016 campaign when they host Scandinavian rivals Finland in Group I. The Gortnahoe man hasn’t found the net for club or country in 19 games but is expected to be in the Republic of Ireland starting XI for the Group D clash at the Aviva Stadium.Ireland drew 2-2 in their opening fixture with Serbia.The manager is confident that the Tipp man won’t let his barren spell get to him.
Sarajevo – A gifted young footballer Amir Hadžihmetović signed today a contract with the FC Željezničar.Hadžiahmetović led last year the cadet section of Željezničar, right to the title of a B&H champion, and is already training with the “Blue” team for the last couple of days.This gifted player is also a cadet member of the B&H team.(Source: Fena / photo: www.fkzeljeznicar.ba)
Ander Herrera headed United into the lead from Paul Pogba’s cross in the 31st minute.France star Pogba doubled United’s advantage on the stroke of half-time when he met Marcus Rashford’s cross with a diving header.Sarri endured chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” and “you’re getting sacked in the morning” as furious Chelsea fans showed their frustration at the club’s fifth defeat in their last 10 games.Chelsea’s stars, publicly criticised by their manager on several occasions this term, hardly looked to be battling to keep the Italian as they failed to muster a shot on target after the 11th minute.Sarri’s fragile relationship with his players, combined with the mutinous atmosphere among supporters, increased the feeling that the former Napoli boss might not survive until the end of his first season with Chelsea.Demanding Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has acted quickly in the past when managers have been perceived to have lost the support of the squad.But Sarri is adamant he isn’t concerned about his perilous position and he claimed he is solely focused on salvaging his club’s turbulent season.Asked if he was worried Abramovich might be ready to wield the axe, Sarri said: “It’s not my problem.“I was only worried about my position when I was in League 2 in Italy, not now.“I am worried about the results, not about the fans. Of course I can understand the situation.“I can understand our fans, because the result wasn’t really good. We are out of the FA Cup.”Following widespread reports that Sarri’s players are underwhelmed by his stubborn refusal to change his tactics, the 60-year-old did make the alarming admission that he wasn’t certain he still had their backing.“Of course I’m not sure, but I think so. I think the situation with the players is very good in terms of our relationship but that’s not so important,” he said.“What’s important is to play and get good results.”– Sarri taunted –Chelsea supporters called for their club’s former legend Frank Lampard, now in charge at Derby, to be hired and directed foul-mouthed abuse at Sarri, who suffered chants of “F*** Sarri-ball” in a scathing reference to his failing tactics.“Not really very well, but sometimes yes. For everything there is the first time,” he said when quizzed on if he heard the taunts from his own fans.Sarri believes his situation will be improved significantly if Chelsea can string together a winning run, starting with Thursday’s Europa League last 32 second leg against Malmo and the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.“It’s really very easy. If we are able to win three or four matches in a row, it will be easy. Of course it’s difficult to win five matches in a row,” he said with a curious smirk that suggested he didn’t really believe his own outward optimism.“We need of course more aggression, more determination in the situation inside our box and inside the opposing box.“My job is to work with my players to try and improve in a few days because we conceded the second goal without determination or aggression.“The difference was there. We played 78 balls in the opposing box and United only 16 balls our box. We are supposed to win.”Having previously questioned whether his players understood his football philosophy, Sarri repeated that complaint.“Not completely at the moment because, especially in a situation like the second half, we have to move the ball faster mentally and materially,” he said.“We need more movements without the ball and less individual actions.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maurizio Sarri insists he doesn’t fear the sack at Chelsea © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Maurizio Sarri insists he isn’t worried about being sacked as Chelsea manager despite his troubled side’s lacklustre FA Cup surrender against Manchester United.Sarri faces a fight to save his job after FA Cup holders Chelsea crashed to a 2-0 fifth round defeat at Stamford Bridge on Monday.