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Alan Shearer explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Alexandre Lacazette should be furious with their Arsenal teammates

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were starved of service during Saturday’s defeat at Leicester (Picture: Getty)Alan Shearer claims he would be screaming in the dressing room at his teammates if he was playing up front for Arsenal in Unai Emery’s current set-up.The Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer watched on in astonishment as two of the Premier League’s deadliest marksmen were starved of service during Saturday’s damaging 2-0 defeat at Leicester which left Arsenal trailing the Foxes by nine points heading into the two-week international break.Lacazette, still feeling his way back from an ankle injury which forced him to miss eight games in all competitions, missed Arsenal’s best chance of the match midway through the first half while Aubameyang had a goal correctly ruled out for off-side shortly before Jamie Vardy’s opener.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery had asked his front pair to effectively man mark Leicester’s rampaging full-backs and although Shearer maintained that strategy made sense, he was shocked at the lack of ammunition they were given by Arsenal’s midfield.ADVERTISEMENT‘I’ll put myself in their position, Aubameyang and Lacazette,’ said Shearer. What the manager is asking them to do is play slightly wider and track the full-backs.Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has had three shots in this last three Premier League away matches.One of the best strikers in world football and we’ve managed to create just three chances for him in three games.— Orbinho (@Orbinho) November 10, 2019 Leicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conferenceTo 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 7:35FullscreenLeicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/leicester-2-0-arsenal-unai-emery-post-match-press-conference-2045626/This 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.Does Unai Emery deserve more time?No0%Yes0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery responds to having worse record than Arsene Wenger after Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester CityMORE: Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeatMore: 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 Advertisement ‘I wouldn’t mind doing that on the proviso that when we get the ball then we’re going to create chances.‘We’re going to hit Leicester on the break, have neat, tidy passing.‘I don’t mind going backwards but give me something that I can go and feed off the other way.‘There was nothing. There was one effort from Lacazette in the first half where he should’ve scored.‘There was nothing being fed up to these guys to run in behind. I’d be screaming in the dressing room afterwards saying come on give me something to feed on.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Nov 2019 12:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link576Sharescenter_img Alan Shearer explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Alexandre Lacazette should be furious with their Arsenal teammates Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Geoff Brabham, former racing champ, sells waterfront home

first_img6 Marseille Court, Sorrento.The property features a salt water swimming pool, alfresco Bali hut with an outdoor toilet and shower.The couple is downsizing but remaining within Sorrento. 6 Marseille Court, Sorrento.Former champion racing car driver Geoff Brabham and his wife Roseina are packing up their Gold Coast waterfront home after more than 20 years.Geoff, son of racing legend Sir Jack Brabham, accepted an offer of $2.595 million for the north-facing property in a quiet cul-de-sac at 6 Marseille Court, Sorrento.The pool area at 6 Marseille Court, Sorrento.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoRay White Sovereign Islands marketing agent Alex Phillis said a local family purchased the five-bedroom, four-bathroom single level home.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:03Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:03 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQld Property News06:04“The interest was huge and it sold within three weeks,” Mr Phillis said.“Sorrento homes are in demand and this one is a 1298sq m allotment with 25m of water frontage on one of the best streets.”The Bali hut at 6 Marseille Court, Sorrento.last_img read more

Indiana Landmarks awards nearly $23,000 to save meaningful places

first_imgphoto provided from the Community Art Center Facebook pageVevay, IN—In the first three months of 2020, Indiana Landmarks awarded $22,900 to help nonprofits and cities around Indiana save meaningful places. Drawing from a variety of funds, these grants support efforts ranging from architectural studies guiding repairs for early nineteenth-century homes in Jeffersonville and Salem to a project digitizing biking and walking tours in Indianapolis’s historic neighborhoods.Community Art Center of Switzerland County in Vevay was awarded $2,500 for a feasibility study examining how to improve accessibility to the upper floors of the 1855 building housing the art center.Switzerland County Historical Society was awarded $2,500 for a feasibility study examining how to improve accessibility to the upper floor of the society’s museum, located in the 1860 Vevay Presbyterian Church.last_img read more

Davis aiming high with Saints

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Steve Davis has praised the ambition of manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Nicola Cortese. Davis, who will captain Northern Ireland in their friendly in Turkey on Friday night, has helped Saints in their unlikely rise to third in the Barclays Premier League table. When he joined the club from Rangers last summer they were newcomers to the top flight but they have wasted no time in setting loftier aims than mere survival at that level. Davis has praised Cortese for delivering on the promises he made when attempting to sign him and Pochettino for his bold tactical approach. “It’s still early doors this season, but you can see we’re ambitious and you can see how the manager sets us up to be brave and attack,” he said. “We try to dominate possession. “A lot stems from the chairman as well. When I signed, what they portrayed to me in the talks has been backed up. “It’s been an unbelievable rise for Southampton from League One to where we are at this point in time but it’s still just a start and there’s a lot more room for progression.” Davis is also highlighting an element of personal improvement. His maiden season at St Mary’s included just two goals – though both were against the might of Manchester City – and he has already bettered that this term. He netted twice in the Capital One Cup clash at Barnsley and again versus Hull in the final match before the international break. The 28-year-old is targeting more of the same as the season progresses, but accepts breaking into a midfield including the reliable Morgan Schneiderlin and £12million Victor Wanyama – a former Old Firm rival of Davis’ – is the first priority. “It’s always important for midfielders to get into the box and help out with assists and goals and I’ve managed to do that a bit this season,” he said. “I want to continue and get a good return. The way we play at Southampton and the position the manager has been playing me allows me to find pockets of space and get further up the pitch. “But I picked up an injury at a bad time and it’s hard to get back in. I probably have to bide my time now and wait for my chance to come round again because the team is playing so well.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Ramsey and Cazorla pen new deals

first_img The Wales international is currently recovering from a thigh injury and hopes to soon be back in action to boost the Gunners’ Barclays Premier League title bid and push to win the FA Cup. The 23-year-old scored 13 goals this season before his latest fitness setback and following the announcement he had joined Santi Cazorla and promising teenager Gedion Zelalem in penning a new deal, Ramsey was relishing the challenges ahead under manager Arsene Wenger. He continued: “I have been a lot more composed in front of goal and taking my chances, been more consistent week-in, week-out so I would say this has been my best season so far. “I think [to get to the next level] I need to go into the big games and to really show my authority on those games, to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and show everybody you can do it in the big games on a consistent basis. I think that will be the next step.” Ramsey was signed from Cardiff when he was a raw talent in June 2008, and has recovered from the setback of a double-leg break at Stoke in February 2010 to become an integral part of Wenger’s latest generation. The midfielder added: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I have been here for six years and I am so happy. “I think we have shown so far this season what we are all about and the direction that this club wants to go in. “I want to be a part of that, and to be a part of something special at Arsenal. We have a great team which we believe can achieve great things.” Ramsey feels he can take his game to another level under Wenger. He continued: “I have been a lot more composed in front of goal and taking my chances, been more consistent week-in, week-out so I would say this has been my best season so far. “I think [to get to the next level] I need to go into the big games and to really show my authority on those games, to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and show everybody you can do it in the big games on a consistent basis. I think that will be the next step.” Cazorla, meanwhile, feels Arsenal stand on the verge of another chapter in the club’s history, with Wenger poised to take his side to Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals against Wigan, with either Hull or Sheffield United awaiting the winners. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who joined from Malaga for £15million in August 2012, said: “I think that we can be a big player in competing for the top trophies in years to come and that’s important for me. “I have already had lots of good moments here and hopefully there will be many more to come. “One of the main reasons for coming here was to get better as a player and joining Arsenal has definitely made me a better player.” Arsenal have also seen the likes of Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker commit their futures to the club recently, although there has as yet been no confirmation on negotiations with defender Bacary Sagna, out of contract in the summer – or indeed Wenger’s own situation with the offer of a new deal for next season as yet unsigned. The Gunners boss said in reaction to Tuesday’s announcement: “We are very pleased that Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Gedion Zelalem have committed their futures to the club. “Cazorla and Ramsey are absolutely key players for us, and this news is a boost to the whole club. “Gedion is very young of course, but he has shown already that he has fantastic promise, and we all look forward to his development with us.” Wenger, meanwhile, will take charge of his 1,000th match when Arsenal travel to Premier League rivals Chelsea on Saturday. Midfielder Rosicky, whose early goal secured the 1-0 win at White Hart Lane, feels that achievement is unlikely to be matched. “It is absolutely unique – I don’t think that anyone will repeat something like that again,” the Czech international said. “He is a legend for this club and I don’t think anyone else will repeat it.” “I feel like there’s plenty more to come. This season I’ve proven a lot of people wrong,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player. “There was a tough time in the period after my injury, but I’ve got through that and I feel really confident and feel like I’m improving with every game. “Hopefully now I can get back out onto that pitch as quickly as possible and show what I’m capable of doing and hopefully finish off the season in some style as well.” Ramsey was signed from Cardiff when he was a raw talent in June 2008, and has recovered from the setback of a double-leg break at Stoke in February 2010 to become an integral part of Wenger’s latest generation. The midfielder added: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I have been here for six years and I am so happy. “I think we have shown so far this season what we are all about and the direction that this club wants to go in. “I want to be a part of that, and to be a part of something special at Arsenal. We have a great team which we believe can achieve great things.” Ramsey feels he can take his game to another level under Wenger. Press Association Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in no doubt his best form is yet to come after agreeing a new contract extension at Arsenal.last_img read more

Taylor: My season is over

first_imgNewcastle defender Steven Taylor has confirmed he will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. “I ruptured my Achilles in the last game. Thankfully it wasn’t the one I did a few years ago. “I’ll have an operation on it on Wednesday, but won’t make it back now for the rest of this season. I know what to do in the rehab from last time and will come back fitter and stronger than before.” Press Associationcenter_img Stand-in boss John Carver admitted on Thursday evening that the 28-year-old was likely to sit out the remainder of the campaign following his premature exit from his side’s 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw with Burnley. Taylor himself revealed his worst fears had been confirmed when he used his official personal account on social media website Sportlobster to say: “Gutted to say I’m going to be out for the season. last_img read more

FIFA Sanctions Nigeria over Use of Ineligible Player

first_img*NFF: We apologise for the slip but erring official will not go unpunishedDuro IkhazuagbeThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on November 10, 2017. In addition, Nigeria is to pay a fine of 6,000 Swiss Francs (about N2.2million) FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee yesterday awarded three points and three goals from the November 10 last Group B World Cup 2018 qualifier in Constantine to Algeria. Incidentally, Nigeria only lost one point as the match ended 1-1. Nigeria’s remaining 13 points ensured Super Eagles have nothing to fret about as winners of the group while Algeria moved from two to four points.The world football ruling body insisted that Abdullahi Shehu was ineligible to play Nigeria’s last World Cup game away to Algeria on November 10, 2017.Shehu was first booked in Nigeria’s first round qualifier against Swaziland in 2015 before another card in the game against Zambia. The two caution (yellow) cards made it mandatory for the Nigerian defender to miss one game.“The sanction relates to the player Abdullahi Shehu failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him as a result of receiving a caution in two separate matches of the same competition,” observed FIFA.Traditionally, yellow cards issued in previous rounds of the qualifying race are cancelled going forward, but the principle did not apply for the latest series.However, in a swift reaction to the sanction from FIFA, a miffed NFF President, Amaju Pinnick directed that an internal inquiry be instituted immediately and persons found culpable be dealt with.“We accept the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to fine the NFF and award the match to Algeria.“However, this is a grave error and somebody must be punished. We apologise to Nigerians for this and assure that this will not in any way derail or even distract us in our well-laid plan to ensure that the Super Eagles have a great outing in Russia.“At the same time, I want to assure that persons responsible for this slip would not be given just a slap on the wrist. We are actually looking at a re-organisation of the Technical Department. The Technical Committee will henceforth play serious superintending role on all details, no matter how minute, in technical matters.“It is important that all committees and departments at the NFF should move at the same pace as the Executive Committee,” Pinnick concluded.FIFA had hinted the NFF about the disciplinary proceedings, following the use of Abdullahi Shehu in the match against Zambia in Uyo on October 7.Pleas from the federation that the technical officer (at the NFF) whom the FIFA email (suspending Shehu) was directed to was hospitalised at that period with a serious heart problem and so was not on emails and couldn’t have seen it was rejected by the men in Zurich.Two seasons ago, Real Madrid was thrown out of the Copa Del Rey and fined for fielding an ineligible player.Russia winger Denis Cheryshev started in the fourth-round tie, despite being suspended after picking up a third yellow card in the semi-finals of the previous season’s competition when on loan at Villarreal, and scored Real’s first goal.Cheryshev was withdrawn from the action moments after half-time when Real had realised their error, with then head coach Rafael Benitez saying they wanted to “show good faith”.Spain’s football federation fined Real Madrid 6,000 euros (£4315) and awarded the game to Cadiz.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trojans helped by strong recruiting

first_imgJake Davidson is a sophomore majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays. This was a much-needed bye week for the Trojans, a chance to regroup. Not just from the devastating loss to the Boston College Eagles, but from a whirlwind first month of the college football season. The debut season for coach Steve Sarkisian and Co. has been chaotic to say the least.From fake stories of heroism to allegations of racism, USC was under the microscope before they even kicked off against Fresno State. Couple that with a tremendous victory against the Bulldogs and a triumphant upset of the Stanford Cardinal and emotions have been running high for the Trojans. The disappointing showing against BC just continued the roller coaster ride that has been the Trojans 2014 season.Now after the proverbial initial storm has passed, the team and fans alike have a chance to take a breath and reflect on the short season that has been and the upcoming Pac-12 schedule.Sure, there are still some unanswered questions at this point. Namely, will an infuriatingly conservative offense continue to be the norm this season? Or will the team come out against Oregon State firing like offensive coordinator Clay Helton had them playing against Fresno State?There are other issues regarding the Trojans’ thin defense that are also up in the air. There is, however, a lot we do know at this point in the season, things that foreshadow a very bright future. Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler has taken the next step in his development. Fellow junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor has emerged as the most dependable third down target at USC since Robert Woods in his sophomore season. Junior defensive end Leonard Williams and sophomore safety Su’a Cravens have more than justified their prodigious preseason praise, wreaking havoc on opponents.More than anything else though, the future is rosy because of an unbelievable freshman class. When the sanctions limiting scholarships were handed down a few years back, some Trojan fans posited that the penalties weren’t, in fact, crippling. This optimistic, but ultimately naïve, opinion was based on the premise that the Trojans would have to run their program like an NFL organization.NFL teams only carry 53-man rosters, and at its lowest point USC would be down near that number of scholarship players. All this meant was that USC couldn’t miss often in recruiting. Unfortunately, over the last four years, the Trojans have missed out spectacularly when it comes to recruiting.Each year, the Trojans have brought in a nationally ranked class, yet the results have been tepid at best. Sure, there are the bright spots, like the aforementioned players above, as well as steals like redshirt running back Javorius “Buck” Allen and former defensive end Morgan Breslin. For the most part, however, past USC recruiting classes have failed to live up to expectations.Whether this is a lack of player development, the revolving door of position coaches or poor talent evaluation when the players were in high school is anyone’s best guess. The fact remains that highly touted recruiting classes have floundered overall.That seems to have changed this year. Three games in, and the freshmen for the Trojans are making an undeniable impact. The crown jewel of the class, wide receiver/defensive back Adoree’ Jackson, might actually be better than advertised.Jackson already is the best cover corner in the secondary. His return skills are so feared that teams are already kicking away from him. Not to mention the fact that though he has touched the ball sparingly on offense, he is a threat to score every time he gets his gloves on the pigskin.He is just the tip of the iceberg. Wide receiver/defensive back JuJu Smith is a physical phenom with the potential to go down as the best Trojan receiver ever. His rare mix of speed and power combined with a penchant for elusive moves is truly remarkable. Wideout Ajene Harris was a revelation in camp in the slot, and once he learns all the receiver positions, I think he will be the steal of this recruiting class.The offensive line is really where the Trojans have found success. A much maligned position group over the past few years, the influx of young talent has been impressive, the Boston College game notwithstanding. At just under 400 pounds, the speed at which guard Damien Mama executes pull blocks has to strike fear in the hearts of defenses up and down the coast. Toa Lobendahn has already cemented himself as a fixture at right guard, and guard Viane Talamaivao almost ran step-for-step with the receivers when Allen scored on his screen pass last week.There are others who have already made an impact, like tight end Bryce Dixon, and I’m sure more players will develop along the way. USC’s trio of highly touted cornerbacks is sure to produce one stalwart to play opposite Jackson over the next few years.Regardless of whether every player in the 2014 class makes an impact, the Trojans already have the foundation for the future. Top-tier talent is what dynasties are built on. With a couple more classes like this, USC will be well on its way.last_img read more

Men’s Soccer: Badgers woes continue in losses to Milwaukee, Michigan State

first_imgComing off an impressive, hard-fought draw against the reigning national champions, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2-8-1, 0-2-1 Big Ten) had to have seen momentum finally swing to their side as they prepared to face their I-94 rival UW-Milwaukee on Wednesday. The Panthers (5-5-1, 1-2-1 Horizon) had not beaten the Badgers in their last five matchups.Unfortunately for UW-Madison, the combination of a rainy Engelmann Stadium and injuries to senior starters Elan Koenig and Duncan Storey meant the Badgers were at a disadvantage much of the night.Milwaukee dominated possession and harried senior goalie Dean Cowdroy, breaking through in the 75th minute to win by a score of 1–0.As the Badgers struggle through their schedule, a blueprint to beat them has been developed and followed time and again. Opponents continue to apply consistent pressure on a solid defensive unit and eventually wear UW-Madison’s backline into conceding, enabled by the lack of a counter-attacking threat. Yet again the Badgers were outshot, this time by a margin of 16–8. They were also out-possessed and failed to score for the seventh time in 11 games this season.The silver lining for the Badgers was Cowdroy, who managed to keep the Badgers within striking distance the entire way, conceding only one goal and recording five saves in another admirable performance. The excellence of the senior has helped to disguise matches which may have been lopsided on the scoreboard.Men’s Soccer: Failure to launch, Badger attack has faltered thus farThe Wisconsin men’s soccer team is playing well through the first nine games of their 18-game regular season schedule. To Read…Back in the losing column and with multiple players under 100%, UW-Madison returned home to face conference opponent Michigan State (2-6-2, 2-1-0).Sunday’s game was nationally televised, and the Spartans capitalized on early possession dominance to jump ahead in the 20th minute. As halftime arrived at McClimon Soccer Field, it appeared to be all Michigan State, though the Badgers had finally accumulated a fair amount of shots and set pieces.The second half saw UW-Madison generate an offensive presence quickly, forcing the Spartans to defend for a majority of the frame’s first minutes. After a yellow card for Michigan State, the Badgers finally capitalized and set the score equal at 1–1, with Storey finding the back of the net courtesy of an assist from junior Ben Leas.The Badgers appeared to be on for another strike, but the Spartans maintained the level scoreline and the contest would go to overtime.Wisconsin played a much better game Sunday, albeit against a conference opponent with a record beneath .500. The Badgers looked as if they could break through in the OT period, but were caught pressing in the 94th minute, conceding their second goal of the match in a game they would go on to lose 2–1.The Badgers have lost only twice after posting a goal, compared to their six shutout losses on the year. Offensive production has proven to keep them in games, but a loss Sunday has UW-Madison sitting at 2-8-1 with only six games left in the season. Any hope of postseason success runs through the Big Ten tournament for the struggling Badgers.Wisconsin faces Rutgers (6-3-2, 0-3-1) Friday, Oct. 11 in Piscataway, New Jersey.last_img read more

Tipp GAA fans urged to be patient for success

first_imgCounty Chairman Michael Bourke believes both panels are due a little extra leeway following the appointment of new management teams late last year.The footballers began their McGrath Cup campaign last Sunday with a McGrath Cup defeat against Clare while the hurlers open their 2016 programme with a challenge match against Offaly this weekend…Michael says we shouldn’t expect everything to be perfect straight away.last_img