Parlour names the player Arsenal should have signed to be captain instead of Xhaka

first_imgAdvertisement Xhaka is in hot water with Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty/Visionhaus)Xhaka’s selection as captain is now in the spotlight and Emery – who advised the 27-year-old to apologise to the fans, which he has yet to do – has drawn criticism from Parlour for not choosing the team’s leader himself.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Parlour also believes the lack of leaders in the dressing room left Emery with a tough decision to make, and thinks the signing of Cahill – who left Chelsea on a free transfer to join Crystal Palace – would have been an ideal fix.‘It’s unbelievable really [letting the players choose who should be captain],’ Parlour told The Debate.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When I look back at it, it’s so important having a good leader. Look, you need six or seven captains in a game but, you know, you need that figure.‘We had Tony Adams and then obviously were lucky because we had Patrick Vieira.‘They’re the sort of figures you want. At the moment, Arsenal haven’t got that, have they? That’s what they’re lacking. Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fans is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I’m looking at Crystal Palace at the weekend, Gary Cahill might have been perfect.‘Free transfer, centre-backs we’re really struggling, conceding lots of goals. Gary could have been straight in there as captain maybe.’Should Arsenal have signed Gary Cahill?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abused by Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka meltdown during Crystal Palace drawMORE: David Seaman slams Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka but praises Unai Emery’s ‘brilliant’ response Comment Advertisementcenter_img Parlour names the player Arsenal should have signed to be captain instead of Xhaka Parlour was unimpressed by Emery’s captain choice (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ray Parlour expressed his disbelief that Unai Emery allowed his players to select the club’s captain and thinks he should have signed Gary Cahill this summer to fill the leadership void at the Emirates.Granit Xhaka was handed the role by his team-mates but that decision has been thrust into the spotlight after a remarkable outburst from the Swiss during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.Arsenal fans turned on the midfielder as he left the pitch slowly with time still on the clock left for Emery’s side to snatch a late winner and he reacted angrily, cupping his hand to his ear and telling a section of the support to ‘f*** off’. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 11:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link373Shareslast_img read more

Black History Month, 2018

first_imgBlack History Month, 2018 January 23, 2018 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Proclamations WHEREAS, Black History Month grew out of the establishment, in 1926, of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History; andWHEREAS, the national theme for this year’s observance is “African Americans in Times of War;” andWHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is home to nearly 1.5 million African Americans currently and, throughout history, many have played significant roles in Pennsylvania’s economic, cultural, spiritual and political development while working tirelessly to maintain and promote their culture and history; andWHEREAS, many African American historical firsts happened in Pennsylvania: in 1787, prominent religious leaders Richard Allen and Absalom Jones organized the Free African Society, one of the first black mutual aid societies anywhere, the Philadelphia Colored Female Free Produce Society boycotted products produced by slave labor and exerted economic pressure on slave states, and, in 1838, William Whipper founded The National Reformer, the first black newspaper in the state; andWHEREAS, African Americans in Pennsylvania served as conductors on the Underground Railroad, fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and worked in the shipyards in Philadelphia, the coal and steel industries in Steelton and Pittsburgh, and the railroad industry in Erie and Harrisburg; andWHEREAS, the commonwealth is proud to honor the history and contributions of African Americans in our state and throughout the nation.THEREFORE, in recognition of African Americans past and present in our commonwealth, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim February 2018 to be BLACK HISTORY MONTH. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to celebrate this important observance and to continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this tenth day of January two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the letter below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — Black History Month 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Townsville property sales spring to life

first_imgEmily Stamford and her partner Samuel O’Connor have recently purchased on Ellington Crescent at Harris Crossing Estate.ACTIVITY has been ramping up in Townsville’s residential market with land at Harris Crossing Estate selling fast in the first two weeks of spring. The developer has recently launched a ‘hot lot’ promotion and buyers are acting fast with eight vacant lots understood to have sold in two weeks across stages 2, 3 and 5 of the development. Maidment Group managing director Glen Maidment said it was the most activity he had seen in eight years. Harris Crossing display village. Picture: Shae Beplate.“It’s been a massive kick start to spring selling season, the market in general has definitely improved and we’re seeing that across all of our residential communities,” Mr Maidment said. “We usually see our sales pick up around this time of year but we haven’t recorded activity like this since about 2011. “I think our hot lot promotion has definitely brought in sales and people are recognising that it’s a great opportunity to save on buying a lot.”The promotion is for $20,000 off selected lots across various stages of the development ranging in size from 400sq m to 1000sq m. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Emily Stamford and her partner Samuel O’Connor have recently purchased a lot at stage five of the estate on Ellington Crescent and said the convenience of location was what sold them on the spot. “My partner and I are defence members and we just thought it was a good area close to base and everything else including Stockland Shopping centre and The Strand,” Ms Stamford said.“We looked at a few places in Burdell as well but this area just ticked more boxes and we signed the contract on Saturday. “We didn’t buy because of the promotion but it was definitely a bonus for us.”last_img read more

Super Bowl: Comeback king Mahomes sparks Chiefs to victory

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Tarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP The 49ers had barely put a foot wrong through three quarters, with their defense shackling Mahomes superbly and their offense moving the ball confidently to put them in the driving seat late in the game. – Garoppolo cracks – But as the pressure in the fourth quarter mounted, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s sure touch deserted him and the Niners offense dried up. With Mahomes leading the Chiefs on two long drives to engineer a 24-20 lead, Garoppolo had one last chance to lead the 49ers on a game-winning drive with 2min 44sec remaining. The fourth quarter drama came after a nip-and-tuck opening three quarters with little to choose between the two sides. Mahomes’ rushing touchdown in the first quarter and a Harrison Butker field goal had helped Kansas City into an early 10-3 lead. But Garoppolo found Kyle Juszczyk for a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter to make it 10-10 at halftime. A Robbie Gould field goal and a touchdown from running back Raheem Mostert helped put the 49ers 20-10 ahead and momentum seemed to have decisively in San Francisco’s favour. At that point Mahomes had looked off-colour for much of the game, throwing two uncharacteristically sloppy interceptions as the Chiefs struggled to build momentum. Read Also:Aussie But once again the Chiefs ability to score quickly came to their rescue. Mahomes hit receiver Tyreek Hill for 44 yards on the drive that led to Kelce’s touchdown to make it 20-17. Another 38-yard completion to Sammy Watkins on the next Chiefs drive led to the go-ahead touchdown for Williams and a crucial 24-20 lead. “Doesn’t matter what the score is, we’ve got Pat Mahomes,” Kelce said afterwards. “And you know what? I love him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mahomes finished with 286 passing yards and 26 completions from 42 attempts with two touchdowns. The Chiefs quarterback also rushed for a touchdown early in the first quarter. But the defeat was desperately hard on the 49ers, who were chasing a record-equalling sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl win was Kansas City’s first NFL Championship since their triumph over the Minnesota Vikings in 1970 The fourth quarter drama came after a nip-and-tuck opening three quarters with little to choose between the two sides In the fourth quarter Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs on two long drives to set up touchdowns for tight end Travis Kelce and running back Damien Williams (picture)center_img The 49ers had barely put a foot wrong through three quarters, with their offense moving the ball confidently to put them in the driving seat late in the game But with the game on the line in the fourth quarter, Mahomes led his team on two long drives to set up touchdowns for tight end Travis Kelce and running back Damien Williams. Those scores put the Chiefs into a 24-20 lead and Kansas City made the game safe when Williams danced up the sideline for a 38-yard rushing score with 1min 12sec remaining. Loading… But the Chiefs defense suddenly began to find gaps to pressure Garoppolo, and when he was sacked on 4th&10 to hand possession back to Kansas City, the writing was on the wall. Two plays later Williams then drove the final nail into the 49ers coffin, finding space down the left hand touchline and galloping into the endzone for a score to make it 31-20. Garoppolo was then intercepted on the next 49ers possession and it was left to Kansas City to run down the clock for victory. The win was a long-awaited first Super Bowl triumph for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, the 61-year-old veteran long regarded as the best NFL coach not to win a championship. Reid later praised his team’s composure under pressure. “We knew it’d be a close game, and we knew there would be some challenges that we’d have to battle through – nobody lost their poise,” Reid said. But the fourth quarter collapse was cruel on 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan had been the offensive co-ordinator for the Atlanta Falcons at the 2017 Super Bowl when they let a 28-3 lead slip in a stunning loss to the New England Patriots. “It’s tough,” 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said. “I mean, I’ve never had this feeling before. Kind of an unreal feeling.” Patrick Mahomes led a thrilling late comeback as the Kansas City Chiefs ended their 50-year wait for a Super Bowl crown with a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Chiefs quarterback Mahomes shrugged off an error-strewn start to overturn a 20-10 49ers fourth quarter lead in a gripping battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the Hard Rock Stadium. Kansas QB Patrick Mahomes (C) shrugged off an error-strewn start to overturn a 20-10 fourth quarter deficit 31-20 The Super Bowl win was Kansas City’s first NFL Championship since their triumph over the Minnesota Vikings in 1970, and only their second ever. And it owed everything to the nerve of Mahomes, who for the third straight postseason game led the Chiefs back from a double-digit deficit to seal a dramatic win. “We kept believing,” said Mahomes, who was later named Super Bowl MVP. “That’s what we’ve done all postseason. They guys really stepped up. They believed in me…We found a way to win it in the end.” The Chiefs quarterback had looked out of sorts until early in the fourth quarter, throwing two interceptions in the face of fierce pressure from the magnificent San Francisco defense led by the marauding Nick Bosa.last_img read more

Arsenal set to swap Lacazette for Atletico Madrid’s star

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniversePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Lemar, 24, is no longer a regular in Diego Simeone’s side and has yet to score or register an assist to date this campaign – with multiple reports that he will be allowed to leave this month to free up wages.In January, The Independent reported that their North London rivals Tottenham are willing to sanction a €6m loan offer and a €60m option-to-buy for the player, while also assuming his wages but no move came to fruition.The France international became the club’s record signing – but has since been displaced by Joao Felix – when he joined the club from Monaco in the summer of 2018 in a €60m deal.It has been reported that Atleti are operating at the maximum of their wage budget, meaning that they must sell before they can rejuvenate their squad.In the summer of 2017, there was total agreement between Lacazette, Atletico and Olympique Lyonnais for the transfer but the deal never went through.That was due to Atleti’s transfer ban at the time, which ensured that the striker instead moved to North London – where he has netted 45 goals in two and a half seasons since, spread across 114 appearances.Despite a respectable goal return, it is thought that the striker has not filled his potential at the Gunners and this report claims Atleti have already sounded him out on several occasions. Loading… Arsenal and Atletico de Madrid have agreed a swap deal for French players Alexandre Lacazette and Thomas Lemar, claims Thursday’s front page of Diario AS.Advertisement Read Also: Premier League: Two Chelsea stars pen new dealsIndeed, back in January Marca reported on interest from Diego Simeone’s side in the France international, although no move materialised.There are long-term doubts over Diego Costa’s future in the Spanish capital and Lacazette could be a replacement.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Grand Nationals special is Oct. 11 at Boyd Raceway

first_imgBOYD, Texas – Top prize for the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds is $2,000 when Boyd Raceway hosts its annual Grand Nationals special on Saturday, Oct. 11.The feature is a qualifier for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star ballot.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods both race for $1,500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $1,000 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $250.Entry fees are $50 for the Modifieds, $40 for Stock Cars and Southern SportMods, and $30 for Hobby Stocks.Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 4 p.m.. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for kids ages 6-11 and free for military personnel with ID and youngsters ages five and under. Pit passes are $30.There is no charge for grandstand admittance and pit passes are $15 for the Friday, Oct. 10 open practice.More information about Grand Nationals is available at the track’s website, on Facebook or by calling 940 433-5587 or 817 304-2044.last_img read more

Davenport, Lee County cancel races

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa (July 21) – Citing concern for drivers, crews and fans, DRT TRAK Racing Inc. had canceled the racing program scheduled for tonight (Friday) at the Davenport Speedway.The following was posted on the track’s Facebook page:“Racing for Friday, July 22 has been canceled due to extreme weather conditions. We are concerned for the safety of our race fans, drivers, crews and staff, as temperatures reach excessive highs. Dangerous high temps and humidity are expected. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. We encourage everyone stay safe and please watch for any signs of heat stroke/exhaustion in yourself and others.”The next race at Davenport Speedway will on Friday, Aug. 12. All IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing divisions will be in action.Officials at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson also cited extreme heat in cancelling their Friday race program.last_img read more

Joshua: Tyson Fury fight needs to happen

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has said a blockbuster fight for the undisputed world heavyweight title with Tyson Fury is needed to determine a single dominant figure in the division.Joshua, 30, defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in a December rematch in Saudi Arabia to win back his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Fury won the WBC title in Las Vegas two months ago with a seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder.“If you really want to say you’re number one, come fight me. Let’s get it on. I’ve got the rest of the belts so it only makes sense,” Joshua told Sky Sports, addressing Fury.“I’m the unified heavyweight champion of the world, he’s the WBC champion. What will it prove, me and him fighting? There will be one dominant figure in the heavyweight division that will have all of the belts and become undisputed.“Logically to prove yourself as number one, I have to fight Tyson Fury. He has to fight Anthony Joshua.”Joshua’s next bout with the mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev, which was scheduled for June 20, was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.American Wilder had called for a rematch with Fury and that was pushed back from July 18 to a likely date in October due to the virus which has shut down sport globally.Promoter Eddie Hearn, who manages Joshua, had floated the idea that a unification bout with Fury might take priority in the event of a long postponement.“It would be amazing to tell Pulev ‘I think it’s best if you step aside for now’ and to tell Wilder ‘we have bigger fish to fry’,” Joshua added.“That fight (with Fury) needs to happen because there will never be another time like this again.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaTyson Furylast_img read more

Bernie Sanders: “Let People Who have Done Terrible Things Vote”

first_imgEarlier in a CNN town hall, Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, said people in jail are “paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent right to participate in our democracy.”The right to vote is an inherent American right even for people who have done terrible things.Sanders said this is a democracy, when actually America is a Constitutional republic. Bernie Sanders believes convicted felons should be allowed to vote while they’re in prison.The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttiegieg however, said part of the punishment of being convicted of a felony is “you lose certain rights.”Pete Buttigieg says incarcerated felons should not be allowed to vote#ButtigiegTownHall— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 23, 2019last_img read more

GFF appoints RDOs after training session

first_imgTEN persons have been appointed Referees Development Officers (RDOs) following a training session over the weekend at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Secretariat.The RDOs will be based in the nine Regional Member Associations (RMAs) and will be primarily responsible for recruiting, training and retaining referees across the country.Heathcliff Peters (East Berbice), Ingram Johnson (West Berbice), Abdulla Hamid (Linden), Tyrone Tyrell (Georgetown), Joel Weeks (West Demerara), Vijai Simon (Lethem), Clifton Paul (Essequibo), Leon Stewart (Bartica), Winston Manjit (East Bank) and Natasha Lewis (East Coast) are the appointed Referees Development Officers.Among the key areas covered in the session were: Report Writing, the updated FIFA Laws of the Game, the Relationship between the Role of the Technical Development Officers (TDOs) and RDOs; Respective Terms of Reference and the Importance of Fitness to the Referees.Stanley Lancaster, Head of the Refereeing Department and Chief Facilitator, underscored the importance of the programme to the increased pool of referees and continuous capacity building of same.“The appointed RDOs will play a critical role in actively identifying new referees – both male and female – in the various geographical areas; help in improving the quality of officiating and education within the fraternity; establish transparency within the fraternity and enable the promotion of talented officials,” Lancaster said.Among the other presenters at the session were president Wayne Forde, Second vice-president Rawlston Adams and executive committee member Dion Innis, who outlined the importance of the role to the achievement of the broader technical objectives of the Executive Committee and he also offered words of support to the appointed officials.This programme is in keeping with the new structure of the Technical Development programme and the RDOs will work in tandem with the Technical Development Officers (TDOs).last_img read more