It seems that every year, right before Phish is ready to announce a tour, one of their dates slips out on ticketing website Ticketmaster. This year is no exception, as it appears that the jam band is performing on October 16th at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. This Ticketmaster link shows the on sale date to be August 19th, though the link will probably be taken down once it is discovered. The event even comes up when you pull up the Phish artist page on Ticketmaster.Here is a screenshot of the ticketing page in question:On top of that, the website Phish Rumors has this exact date listed in their predicted schedule for the band’s 2016 fall tour. While nothing is for certain, our eyebrows are certainly raised at the possibility that fall tour dates could be announced any day now.Here are the rumored dates that they have listed:10/14 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC10/15 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC10/16 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL10/18 Ascend Amphitheater or Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN10/19 Ascend Amphitheater or Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN10/21 Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, GA or Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA10/22 Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, GA or Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA10/25 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX(Maybe AL/TN/MS)10/26 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX10/28 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/29 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV10/30 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
“Things haven’t perhaps gone as well for him at Cardiff as he would have hoped and he’s really keen to start afresh with us. “He has a good goalscoring record in the Premier League and will bring a different dimension to our attacking options. “I’ve no doubts he will prove to be an excellent addition to our squad.” Cardiff also confirmed the exchange deal on their Twitter feed. The Welsh side said Jones’ move had been finalised, subject to Football Association clearance, and that he will be available for selection for the first time on Saturday when the Bluebirds host Norwich. News about the two players swapping clubs emerged on Saturday when Stoke announced they had reached an agreement with Cardiff over the deal for the pair. Jones had not been involved in either of the Potters’ two games prior to that, with him having sent a text message to Hughes the night before the clash with Liverpool on January 12 to say he was unavailable for the fixture. That resulted in the 29-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international being fined two weeks’ wages and meant he was not considered for selection for the next match, against Crystal Palace. Odemwingie has put pen to paper on an 18-month contract with the Staffordshire outfit and Potters manager Mark Hughes is hopeful of including him in his squad for Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Hughes told www.stokecityfc.com: “We’re delighted to have signed Peter. Press Association Jones joined Stoke on a permanent deal in 2010, having previously spent a brief loan spell with them. He has scored five times in 10 appearances this season, with all the goals coming in cup competitions. Nigeria international Odemwingie only signed for Cardiff in September. The 32-year-old has scored twice in 17 appearances for them since, with his last goal coming in October. He was previously with West Brom. Odemwingie told Stoke Player: “Maybe in the past few months I didn’t get too many goalscoring opportunities, but I am sure that will change here at Stoke. “One of my strongest qualities is being able to put the ball into the back of the net, with either my right foot or my left foot, and I intend on doing that regularly here. “I like to get myself into good positions on the field whereby I can get opportunities and I know that with the quality of players here at the club there will be days where we do create a lot of chances to score the goals. “I feel I am a different player to Kenwyne Jones. He is more of a target man, but I am somebody who likes the ball at my feet and I also like to get in behind the defence as often as possible too. “I am sure that the manager and his staff know about me and I am certain they will use me to my strengths. “They are very knowledgeable people and they must feel that I can bring something different to the team. That gives me a lot of confidence and belief in myself.” It seems Stoke could soon have another new face among their ranks, with cameras having caught footage of Blackpool winger Tom Ince – accompanied by his father Paul – at the Potters’ training ground on Tuesday. It was reported that the England Under-21 international held talks with Hughes over a possible deal. Ince was in discussions with Swansea on Monday and has been linked with various Premier League clubs. Meanwhile, Stoke’s United States midfielder Maurice Edu has returned to his home country by joining Philadelphia Union on a one-year loan deal, which includes an option for the Major League Soccer side to purchase the 27-year-old. Edu has made just one appearance for the Potters, as a substitute last season, since joining them in the summer of 2012 and spent part of that campaign on loan at Bursaspor in Turkey. Stoke have announced the signing of Peter Odemwingie from Cardiff, with fellow striker Kenwyne Jones moving in the opposite direction as part of a player-exchange deal.
Ghana now face a must-win game against the United States in the concluding Group B fixture at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after losing to Spain on Monday.The Black Satellites lost 1-0 to Spain in a closely-fought encounter but near misses denied Sellas Tetteh’s side a share of the spoils.Ghana need a win against the USA in Thursday’s final group match as the top four third-place finishers will cement places in the knockout round in addition to the top two teams in each of the six groups.A goal after 13 minutes by Jese for Spain qualified the European champions for the last 16 with a game to spare.The second half saw an improved Black Satellites. But Ghana’s best chance of equalising failed to materialise.Richmond Yiadom Boakye, who came off the bench in the opening game blazed over after great footwork inside the box. Frank Acheampong then went close with a header with 20 minutes remaining, while Joseph Duncan forced a good save from the Spanish goalkeeper, Sortres with a half -volley from the edge of the area.
Harry Redknapp has quit as manager of Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers.The 67-year-old took the decision to step aside on Tuesday morning after just over two years in charge of the west London club.In a statement released on QPR’s official website, Redknapp revealed he is to undergo knee replacement surgery in the coming weeks and does not feel he will be able to give 100 percent to the job.He leaves with the Hoops sitting second from bottom in the Premier League, having won just five of their 23 games this season.Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have been placed in temporary charge while chairman Tony Fernandes decides on a permanent successor.The departure of Redknapp, who had been under intense pressure for months, comes on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Stoke on Saturday and a disappointing transfer window, which saw QPR miss out on targets including Emmanuel Adebayor and Matt Jarvis. “I have had such a fantastic time at QPR. I would like to thank the Board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me since I arrived at the club for their tremendous support,” said Redknapp.“Sadly I need immediate surgery on my knee which is going to stop me from doing my job in the coming weeks. It means I won’t be able to be out on the training pitch every day, and if I can’t give 100 percent I feel it’s better for someone else to take over the reins.“My relationship with Tony Fernandes has been one of the highlights of my footballing career and I wish the club every success. I am confident they will survive in the Premier League this year.”Fernandes added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for everything he has done for QPR during his time in charge.“We part on good terms and I would personally like to wish him all the best for the future.”