Granit Xhaka refuses to back Unai Emery after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Jun 2019 7:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link80Shares Granit Xhaka refuses to back Unai Emery after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Granit Xhaka refused to back Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Granit Xhaka refused to back Unai Emery after the Gunners’ Europa League final defeat to Chelsea by claiming he ‘didn’t know’ if the side had progressed under the Spaniard.The Gunners’ 4-1 defeat in Baku ensured Emery finished his debut campaign at the Emirates without a trophy and Arsenal will play a third consecutive season in the Europa League next term.The defeat means Emery’s budget will be around £45m this summer and he’s admitted several first-team stars could now leave the club as a consequence.Arsene Wenger faced constant questions on his future towards the end of his reign but the Gunners’ end-of-season collapse under Emery was reminiscent of the form they showed under the Frenchman in the latter years of his 21-year spell.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery said ‘nothing’ in the dressing room afterwards (Picture: Getty)And, in a damning assessment of Emery’s first year in charge of the Gunners, Xhaka refused to say whether he felt the side had improved under the former Paris Saint-Germain boss.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked if Emery had taken the club forward, Xhaka replied:‘I don’t know. I’m not the right person to give you an answer about this.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEmery had won all three of his previous Europa League finals before joining Arsenal and was understandably frustrated afterwards.However, Xhaka says the Spaniard didn’t say ‘anything’ in the dressing room and sat with the squad in silence.‘Him [Emery], the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room,’ said Xhaka.Asked why Emery did not say anything, Xhaka said: ‘I don’t know. He was disappointed of course. ‘I think we know how we played. We know we lost the game.‘It is not about shouting. It is not about shouting everything if we lose. ‘You can say a lot now but it is not the time to explain why and what happens. ‘I think it was a big chance for us and we didn’t take it.’MORE: Sadio Mane admits to holding transfer talks with Manchester United Advertisementlast_img read more

Few simple tricks have turned this 80s home into a modern paradise

first_img24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.“Families will love the elevation of the property and how centrally located to Schools it is.” Pindara Private Hospital, Shopping Centres, beautiful parklands and sporting facilities are also within a 5km radius of the home. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.A FRESH lick of paint and a stylish set of kitchen finishes was just what this Ashmore home needed to make it a street stand out.Homeowners Judy and Will Mockeridge bought the 80s house in 2015 and gave it a modern facelift that would completely transform the home and the street. Located at 24 Allspice Drive the home combines old with new and oozes clean lines. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.Ray White Benowa agents Mark and Skye Rustin are marketing the property and described the three-bedroom home as a ‘delightful abode’. “This wonderful family home is situated only a short walk away from Sweetgum Park and also has easy access to a walking track and dog park known as Sun Valley park,” Mr Rustin said. A new designer kitchen, custom cabinetry and stone bench tops create a contemporary style. Porcelain floor tiles feature throughout the open plan living area and kitchen while a separate dining room opens onto a large timber deck. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Rusitn said the stylish homes doesn’t come without a good view. “The deck captures fantastic views to the Surfers Paradise Skyline,” he said.“It is nestled high on Allspice Drive in the popular “Bellevue Park Precinct” and sunsets are a delight here.” center_img 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.“Situated in The Bellevue Park Primary and Benowa High School Catchment,“ Bellevue Park” is regarded as one of the most desirable pockets of Ashmore,” he said. “With the Commonwealth Games Headquarters now established nearby, this pocket of Ashmore is expected to remain in high demand for people relocating and those seeking an investment. 24 Allspice Drive, Ashmore.According to Mr Rusitn the home has been renovated inside and out. “With three bedrooms downstairs, the main comes with a newly renovated ensuite and a separate main bathroom that has also recently undergone a contemporary renovation,” he said. “There is also access to a low maintenance courtyard with approval in place for a pool.” Mr Rustin said the modern home is perfect for families.last_img read more

Bauer power carries Badgers

first_imgWhen the Wisconsin women’s hockey team hits the ice this weekend against conference rival Minnesota-Duluth, all eyes will be on Badgers senior forward Sara Bauer. That’s because Bauer will in all likelihood reach the milestone of 200 career points, as she is just two points away from that plateau.There is really very little left to say about Bauer; all of her accomplishments have been written about and poured over a million times. Yet at the same time, it is difficult to not talk about her — she’s that good.That was evident this past weekend, when Wisconsin trounced Minnesota State. Riding a seven-game winning streak, the Mavericks weren’t supposed to go easy. But they did. The Badgers scored 13 goals in the series. The Mavericks scored none.Bauer starred in the Minnesota State dismantling, racking up eight points in the two games. She really shined in the second game when the Badgers scored eight goals. Bauer had two of them — including one that was completely unassisted — and added three assists for a five-point game.The eight-point series gave Bauer a season total of 52 points, good enough for best in both the conference and nation. Bauer leads the WCHA points race by a whopping 15 points over teammate Meghan Duggan. The best scorer in the WCHA who doesn’t wear a Wisconsin uniform is Ohio State junior forward Erin Keys, who has 35 points.The crazy thing is that this success is nothing new for Bauer. She became the Badgers’ all-time leading scorer when she passed former Badger Meghan Hunter earlier this season. As for the WCHA, she has led the conferences in scoring all season long and has been among the best each of the past two seasons. Just look at the numbers: Every season, she has improved. Between her freshman and sophomore years she jumped from 33 to 55 points. She followed that up with 58 points last season and currently holds an astronomical plus-97 rating over the past three seasons.”When you come in as a freshman, you don’t really know what to expect,” team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar said. “That first year, she did very well, but after freshman year she knew what she could do and what role she played on the team.”Bauer was recognized as the nation’s best female player last season when she was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award. At the rate she’s going, she very well could win it again this season. With six games remaining in the regular season, Bauer could easily surpass her season point record of 58 — she is averaging nearly two points per game.She’s even more impressive when you look at the fine print. Sophomore year: She became just the third Badger to ever record a 50-plus point season. Junior year: The Badgers did not lose a single game when she scored a goal, and lost only one game when she recorded a point. That makes for a 44-1-2 record when recorded a goal or assist. Not too shabby.Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Bauer’s success is how humble she is about it. Most players who are about to break the 200 career points mark would talk about how great they are. But not Sara Bauer. Bauer hates making a perceived spectacle of herself, shying away from media attention and passing the praise on to teammates. On the verge of becoming just the seventh player in NCAA history to score 200 points, she is modest as always.”Points was never something I paid attention to,” Bauer said. “I think the progress we’ve made over the past few years is important [because of] what we’ve done as a team and how we’ve been able to take a step forward every year. … I’ve played alongside some great players. I think any time you’re more of a playmaker than a goal scorer, your success is dependent on other people.” Bauer said it best; she is a playmaker. With 34 assists already this season, Bauer is a master at finding an opportunity and then exploiting it. She’s the one who makes the play happen, fire off a pretty pass, and have her linemates Duggan and Jinelle Zaugg finish the deal.And Bauer leaves no doubt that any individual accomplishments this year are secondary to team success.”That’s the goal every year. You want to go after the championship,” Bauer said. “That’s the whole idea — as a team you want to go after that as your biggest goal.”It’s that kind of drive that helps her be a leader for Wisconsin. While she might shy away from attention, that shouldn’t be confused with a lack of leadership. Her quiet lead-by-example attitude is why she is an assistant captain.”She’s not the faster skater or has the hardest shot,” Slusar said. “She just sees the ice better than anyone on this team or anyone in the league. … She’s just a well-rounded individual, both on the ice and off the ice. … She’s respected, and when she says something, everybody listens. “She’s very modest and she’s very skilled and she’s already accomplished a lot,” Slusar continued in what might be one of the biggest understatements of the year.With the Badgers searching for a repeat of last season’s national championship, fans will also have an eye on whether Bauer repeats as winner of the Kazmaier Award. Scoring her 200th point will be just another notch in her belt, as she goes about her business quietly, leading on the ice and avoiding reporters afterward.last_img read more

Report: Tyson Fury to return on June 15 against Tom Schwarz

first_imgFury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) was expected to have a rematch with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder after their thrilling draw in December. The prevailing thought was Fury won the fight by outboxing Wilder for the majority of the contest, although Wilder got himself back in the match, knocking Fury down in the ninth round and then adding another vicious knockdown in the 12th that the English boxer somehow rose up from.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBoth fighters said after the fight they wanted a rematch, but in a surprise move, the 30-year-old Fury signed a deal with Top Rank whose fight cards air on ESPN. Once that occurred, a second bout with Wilder, who competes on Showtime, fell into instant jeopardy.Top Rank wanted to work on growing Fury into a household name in America before a rematch against Wilder. They offered Wilder a multi-fight deal, with an interim bout in the summer and the second bout with Fury later in 2019, but he turned it down. Wilder will be fighting Dominic Breazeale on May 18 on Showtime, before Fury takes on Schwarz on June 15. Sandwiched between is unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fighting Jarrell Miller on June 1 on DAZN. Tyson Fury will return to the ring for the first time in 2019 when he takes on relatively-unknown German fighter Tom Schwarz on June 15 at a yet to be determined venue in Las Vegas, ESPN is reporting. The bout is the first under a co-promotional deal that the lineal heavyweight champion signed with Top Rank in February.The Fury-Schwarz fight is expected to be formally announced on Saturday night during the Top Rank telecast featuring a main event between heavyweight contenders Kubrat Pulev and Bogdan Dinu (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) makes the trek across the Atlantic for the first time, having fought 22 of his 24 fights in his native Germany. The 24-year-old, who has never even come close to facing a ranked opponent, has won his last six fights via stoppage (five knockouts, one disqualification).last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Donald Trump question

first_imgWhat best describes your view of Donald Trump? He will be the next President of the United States. I love him, but he’s too politically incorrect in this politically correct world. He needs to go away. Ho-hum. He’s irrelevant to me because he won’t be President. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -14 Vote up Vote down Dreamer · 261 weeks ago If Trump is President of the United States I’m going to Canada Report Reply 3 replies · active 260 weeks ago -14 Vote up Vote down No Morer Trump · 261 weeks ago If he becomes President you won’t have to worry he will be sending us all back to where he thinks ww came from. He is just a joke and it is sad he gets so much attention to makke a mockery of the election process. Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down notlla · 261 weeks ago He`s got my vote. Report Reply 0 replies · active 261 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Guest · 261 weeks ago I love that Trump doesn’t play by the rules of the defunct, corrupt politicians and that has them all scared. Its humorous to see them join together (for once) to play defense against one of the only people to stand tall and speak about how things really are. Report Reply 1 reply · active 261 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 261 weeks ago It wouldn’t surprise me if he won the vote in Kansas, he will probably get all the morons that voted for Brownback to vote for him Report Reply 1 reply · active 260 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down michael · 261 weeks ago I’m amazed that there are still Americans in my country that would still consider another bush or another Clinton. These two savages should be ruled out immediately from the minds of anyone with some degree of common sense. George Carlin probably said it best when he said that the public is stupid. Because we don’t think anything can ever change we just keep on repeating history over and over again. I don’t know why people can’t see that politics and politicians left and right have been destroying this nation for decades. It’s time to elect someone in office that’s tough, doesn’t apologize every 5 seconds because the media and politicans tell him to do so and also because he can not be bought or influenced by anyone. If Trump becomes president you won’t have to move to Canada because he will strengthen our military, bring back our manufacturing base and jobs again, and many other things that your politicans will never do because they don’t know how, they don’t care, and they want to continue to see this country go down. Trump is the total opposite but a lot of you are so brainwashed with politics that you will continue to vote for the garbage which are your politicans on the right an d left. Wake up before it’s too late. Trump is the only game in town and why it isn’t more obvious to more people is very strange to me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 261 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Eric · 261 weeks ago Military should be the reason for the vote for Trump,If you people cant see what the goof ball that we have now has done to our Military your blind.You take that away and we the USA is a sitting duck.That alone should be so important to people if you want to live on this soil in the next few years without getting blown up by some other country.Come on people give it serious thought these are dangerous times.Vote Trump for MILITARY! Report Reply 0 replies · active 261 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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first_imgRAMS ON ‘HARD KNOCKS’: HBO schedule | Episode guideGruden was 45 and had coached in the NFL for 11 years with the Raiders and Buccaneers before being hired by ESPN in 2009. He had a Super Bowl ring and had just come off being fired. During his nine-season run on “MNF,” his football knowledge and folksy personality was a big hit, to the point that he once was the network’s highest-paid employee.McVay turned only 34 this year and is into his fourth year coaching the Rams, the team he took to the Super Bowl only two seasons ago. There’s no sense that he’s burning out or not enjoying what he loves to do most. Marchand reports that ESPN wanted to simply plant the seed of hiring him in the future, near or distant.Since the winning duo of Gruden and Mike Tirico, ESPN has struggled to get the ideal marquee combination for “MNF.” When Tirico left, Gruden didn’t have the same chemistry with Sean McDonough. Then Gruden went back to coaching the Raiders. Then came the Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten disappointment, which gave way to the Tessitore-Booger McFarland disaster. ESPN didn’t make much of a splash in naming its new “Monday Night Football” announcing team for 2020. But if it was able to lure Sean McVay from the sidelines to the broadcast booth, it would have.The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports that ESPN talked to McVay about taking over as “MNF’s” lead color commentator whenever his head-coaching days with the Rams are over. In courting McVay, the network was looking at Jon Gruden’s one-time protege to be the next Jon Gruden on television. This season, ESPN has elevated its former backup “MNF” team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick to first string. Past successes of college football and studio work should clean up some of the mess, but it’s still not the most marquee lineup for Monday nights.With no Peyton Manning in play, Tony Romo being locked up by CBS and Drew Brees already lined up for NBC, the youthful, winsome Gruden-derivative McVay made sense as a target.While it’s true that McVay that would have a much higher national profile on “Monday Night Football” vs. coaching Jared Goff and a Los Angeles team with a limited fan base, he’s in the right place, at least for right now.last_img read more

Chelsea v Man City: Zouma starts

first_imgKurt Zouma starts for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Victor Moses again misses out.Moses is still struggling with the toe injury which kept him out of Saturday’s defeat against his former club Crystal Palace, while Nemanja Matic drops to the bench.Meanwhile, skipper Vincent Kompany returns to the starting line-up for Manchester City, who are still without the injured Bacary Sagna.Chelsea: Courtois; Zouma, David Luiz, Cahill; Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Ake, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Stones, Kompany, Fernandinho, Delph, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero.Subs: Bravo, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Sterling, Nolito.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Is Politics an Evolutionary Force?

first_img(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Penn State evolutionists see politics interacting with natural selection to direct human evolution.A PhysOrg headline states, “Politics can interact with evolution to shape human destiny.”  The gist of the argument by Penn State political scientist Pete Hatemi is explained in this paragraph:The researchers said that there is an interaction between political and cultural forces and evolutionary results. Genes can shape culture and political institutions, which in turn can shape biology and physiology, passing on certain traits to future generations. The environment’s influence on adaptation and how it changes biology is better known and often easier to observe, said Hatemi, but the way culture can affect gene expressions in future generations is often harder to show and may take longer to reveal itself.Although he didn’t equate politics with natural selection, it’s hard to see how an evolutionist could deny it; the human brain, society and politics are all manifestations of natural selection in their view.  Most people see politics involving mental choices by intelligent agents, not unguided processes of the environment.  Politics may affect future generations, to be sure, but that occurs by intelligent design (whether beneficent or malevolent).It may not take as long as Hatemi thinks for politics to affect future generations.  Interestingly, he cites 20th-century totalitarian governments as examples of generational forces:One more obvious way to see how culture affects natural selection is the effect that politically inspired atrocities—for example, Communist purges in China and USSR and the Nazi Holocaust—have on genetic diversity, according to the researchers, who released their findings in a recent issue of Advances in Political Psychology.Hatemi did not think to draw a connection between the atrocities and the Darwinian ideology that inspired the worst of them (e.g., 11/30/05).Evolutionists view every subject in nature as a nail for which their only tool, natural selection, is the hammer.  But if natural selection determined their own will to write this paper, then, well—they can’t nail anything but their own brains.  Trick or treat: they’ve just refuted their own theory.  The sight of brains and blood spilling out of a hole in the head is pretty scary for Halloween, for sure.last_img read more

2017 Alliance Team Announcement

first_imgCongratulations to the players named in the Alliance Men’s and Women’s teams for the 2017 Elite Eight Series: Alliance Men’s Team Adam Bell (ACT)Stuart Brierty (WA)James Butz (ACT)Khanui Cox (SA) Nick Donghi (VIC) Liam Elliot (ACT)Tim Glazebrook (SA) Tyla Love (WA) Robert McCarthy (ACT) Ned Morcom (SA) Danyon Morgan-Puterangi (ACT)Nathan Sambesvski (VIC)Cameron Stanley (ACT)Alex Tuvik (WA)Ben Wylie (ACT)Alliance Women’s Team Rebecca Beath (ACT) Toni Breeze (VIC) Kelly Goodwin (ACT) Alice Gregory (SA)Grace Griffen (ACT) Jessika Groenveld (VIC)Emma Haines (TAS)Caitlyn Jeffress (VIC) Lauren Kildare (SA)Elizabeth Motteram (VIC)Jenaya Quan (WA)Emily Reid (VIC)Kelly Rowe (SA) Leah Percy (VIC) Mackenzie Sadler (SA) Elise Wilson (ACT)Stay tuned to the TFA website in the lead up to the 2016 Harvey Norman National Touch League for all of the latest news and information: Website Facebook Twitter #NTL2017 #NTLXXIInstagram LinksAlliance Team Announcementlast_img read more