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Comment Unai Emery is under pressure in north London (Picture: Getty Images)‘They can’t get into the same position as with Arsene Wenger where 50 per cent of the supporters want him to stay and the other 50 per cent want him out and every time something goes wrong on the pitch it’s almost as if the supporters are in crisis with each other.’Winterburn is already considering who should replace Emery in the hot seat, and feels that a former players is the right way to go.He sees current Arsenal coach Freddie Ljungberg and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta as options, but feels that former captain Vieira is the most interesting option.‘I don’t know if they would be as brave to go with someone like Ljungberg or Arteta. They may be terrific coaches but when you take that manager’s role it steps up another couple of levels again.‘I would say keep an eye on what’s happening with Patrick Vieira. If someone like that could prove they are able to run a club in the right way, then Arsenal may look towards that eventually.’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 CityVieira is currently in charge of Ligue 1 side Nice, taking over in June last year and enjoying a solid first season in charge, finishing seventh.However, the current campaign is not going especially well for the World Cup winner, with three straight Ligue 1 defeats leaving Nice 15th in the table.MORE: Jose Mourinho open to replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal managerMORE: Arsenal decide against disciplining Granit Xhaka due to his ‘fragile’ mental health Advertisement Arsenal should consider Patrick Vieira as manager after Unai Emery, believes Nigel Winterburn Phil HaighWednesday 30 Oct 2019 11:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link338Shares Advertisement Patrick Vieira has been touted as a future Arsenal manager (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal cannot let Unai Emery go the same way as Arsene Wenger and should be considering Patrick Vieira as a potential replacement, believes club legend Nigel Winterburn.Emery is under pressure at the Emirates after a patchy start to the season which has seen them win just four of their opening 10 Premier League matches.The Spaniard is also dealing with issues away from the results, with captain Granit Xhaka clashing with fans as he was substituted during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.Winterburn does not expect Emery to get the axe any time soon, believing he will still be in charge at the end of the season, but as fans continue to question his methods, the former Gunners defender does not want to see the poisonous atmosphere of a couple of years ago return to the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I always said that when Unai Emery came in he would get at least two years. To be fair last year wasn’t his team,’ Winterburn told Gambling.com.‘Now he’s had significant funds this season to make those changes. He’s brought in younger players which I agree with. But I would think that if Arsenal don’t get into the top four there will be a review.
LocalNews Sineku man fined for possession of Cannabis and Cannabis rum by: – May 18, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share 41 Views 2 comments Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA $6,000 fine has been imposed on Cornelius Defoe of Sineku who pleaded guilty to possession of Cannabis and Cannabis rum when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.Defoe was charged for possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis in a quantity of more than 15 grams with intent to supply to another.According to police prosecutor Innocent Toussaint on May 15th, 2012 members of the drug squad executed a warrant at the home of the defendant in his presence but no illegal substance was found.However police found a clear plastic bag outside the house which contained what appeared to be cannabis.When Defoe was questioned by the police officers in regard to the contents of the plastic bag, he said replied; “weed for me to take my little smoke now and then”.The police then discovered a bottle marked “night train” with a substance resembling cannabis.Defoe said “officer some marijuana rum I had in that. It’s for my own use, I don’t sell those things,” when asked about the bottle.Before passing sentence magistrate Candia Carette-George asked the defendant if there was anything he wished to say to the court.He said he didn’t have any “intention” of supplying the drugs and also that he had young children.Carette-George noted that because the defendant had pleaded guilty, had not wasted the courts time and was a first time offender she would impose a fine of $6,000 to be paid by June 30th 2012.In default Defoe will have to spend 6 months in prison. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet
Interim boss Noel King has included the trio in a provisional 26-man party for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan. Nottingham Forest midfielder Reid has not figured in the squad since the early days of Trapattoni’s reign after an incident at the team hotel following a qualifying victory over Georgia in the German city of Mainz in September 2008, while Stokes too has been conspicuous by his absence in recent seasons despite his exploits with Celtic. Press Association However, Gibson’s exile has been self-imposed following Trapattoni’s decision to leave him sitting on the bench for the entire Euro 2012 finals campaign in Poland. The Everton midfielder revealed earlier this month that he would make himself available for selection once again following the 74-year-old Italian’s departure. Trapattoni lost his job after five-and-a-half years following defeats by Sweden and Austria which ended Ireland’s hopes of making it to next summer’s finals in Brazil. Defenders Richard Dunne and John O’Shea, who are suspended for the game in Cologne on October 11, will return to the squad for the clash with the Kazakhs in Dublin four days later. There is also a return for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, but there are no places for Trapattoni stalwarts Darren O’Dea, David Meyler, Simon Cox or Conor Sammon. Ireland squad: David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), Darren Randolph (Birmingham), Joey O’Brien (West Ham), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Stephen Kelly (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Paul McShane (Hull), Darron Gibson (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Paul Green (Leeds), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), James McClean (Wigan), Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn (both Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Shane Long (West Brom), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jon Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Anthony Stokes (Celtic). Andy Reid, Darron Gibson and Anthony Stokes have been recalled to the Ireland squad in the wake of Giovanni Trapattoni’s departure.
Indeed, six points now separate the first eight in the table, with Liverpool and Southampton now Arsenal’s closest pursuers. United deserved their triumph too. Rooney ran himself to a standstill and Phil Jones was immense, initially in midfield, then central defence following the departure of Nemanja Vidic with a head injury. The hosts owed a debt of thanks to Chris Smalling too. Smalling might have wasted an outstanding chance to seal victory when he failed to get a proper connection to Van Persie’s deep free-kick and headed disappointingly wide. But, just as Olivier Giroud was lining up a shot from an excellent position inside the United box, it was Smalling who stepped in to make the decisive tackle and preserve United’s unbeaten home record against the Gunners that stretches back to 2006. There was no real surprise Van Persie should return to the United starting line-up, still less the Dutchman celebrated the opener with intent. The trend has been for players to merely acknowledge what they had done, rather than glory in the pain they had caused to their old club. Press Association Van Persie rose unchallenged to guide home Wayne Rooney’s 27th-minute corner to spark scenes of jubilation at Old Trafford and silence the taunts of the visiting fans. United have now closed to within five points of Arsenal, who suffered their first league defeat since the opening day of the season. Robin van Persie downed old club Arsenal to blast Manchester United back into the Premier League title race as David Moyes enjoyed his most significant win as Red Devils manager. Van Persie refrained himself when he scored in the corresponding fixture last term. However, the taunts aimed at him by the visiting contingent throughout the opening stages at Old Trafford evidently changed his stance. For Van Persie raced away in glee as his header flew over Kieran Gibbs before he was submerged by team-mates, then adopting a clenched fist salute as he re-appeared. The blame for Van Persie’s goal seemed to be pinned on Aaron Ramsey, who moved away from his station as Rooney delivered the corner. There had to be some culpability as it was surely not part of Arsene Wenger’s game-plan to afford such a predatory striker so much room. It was not the only issue for Wenger to address at half-time. Since that shock opening-day defeat to Aston Villa, that first period was as bad as Arsenal have been. Missing Per Mertesacker due to a virus that was also affecting Mikel Arteta, the Gunners lacked the zip that has taken them clear at the Premier League summit. Only Mathieu Flamini escaped the malaise, and he was booked for a late tackle on Jones. The young England star was one of United’s stand-out performers, driving out of midfield in a manner so obviously lacking for the past three seasons. He was also at the centre of the first of two worrying head clashes. Cautioned when he clattered into Wojciech Szczesny, TV replays showed the contact to be accidental. For a few seconds, the Arsenal keeper did not move. After treatment, Szczesny continued, as did Jones, who had moved away rubbing his head. Nevertheless, given the recent furore over Hugo Lloris, the decision raised an eyebrow. In the final seconds of the opening period, Vidic went down in a heap after his face was crunched by David de Gea’s knee. There was no immediate substitution as United reached the interval with 10 men. The tough-tackling Serbian did not return for the second period though as Moyes introduced Tom Cleverley and moved Jones back into central defence. It all rather obscured a disappointing lack of goalmouth action. Szczesny had earlier saved a long-range effort from Rooney but Arsenal were devoid of opportunity as Olivier Giroud failed to find any space and Mesut Ozil struggled to make an impact. The visitors improved after the break, with Ozil slicing an angled effort into the side-netting. Wenger still felt compelled to introduce Jack Wilshere after an hour, a move that came just after his side had survived Rooney nipping past Bacary Sagna and belting a low shot inches wide. The visitors pushed forward in increasing desperation. But United defended valiantly. Smalling was involved in key moments at both ends before Sagna’s low cross bounced inches away from Nicklas Bendtner.
Katie Chin | Daily TrojanEyes on the prize · Senior attacker Cynthia Del Core drives on the attack. Del Core recorded her eighth hat trick game of her career.The Trojans won in dominant style at home over Boston University on Wednesday, defeating the Terriers 15-4 to defend their No. 4 ranking. Junior goalie Gussie Johns cemented the defense with eight saves, seven ground ball captures and three turnovers on her way to becoming the school’s all-time saves leader.While Johns broke records in goal, the Trojans defense also put on a smothering show to limit BU to only four goals. Junior Lydia Sutton forced three turnovers and picked up two assists while clearing the ball, and freshman midfielder Kerrigan Miller forced an additional three turnovers while serving up an assist of her own and winning three draw controls.The Trojans were the first to strike, with senior attackers Kylie Drexel and Drew Jackson netting goals off of free positions, and Miller followed to bring the score to 3-0. The Terriers responded with a goal of their own, but the Trojans built up an 8-1 lead after a 5-0 run led by two goals from senior Cynthia Del Core.Del Core lit up the offensive attack for the Trojans with a career-high 5 points, earning her eighth hat trick game of her USC career. Senior attacker Michaela Michael also notched two goals to move into the fourth place overall slot for all-time scoring in MPSF history with 167 goals.Three other Trojans picked up two goals apiece, with Jackson, senior attacker Gabby McMahon and sophomore Gabbi Klein each finding the back of the net twice for the Trojans. Jackson and McMahon paired their goals with an assist and a caused turnover each.On BU’s side of the ball, sophomore Mickenzie Larivee led the Terriers with a pair of goals. Freshman Kailey Conry and sophomore Molly Kern netted the other two goals for BU. Although the Trojans pounded BU’s defense, senior goalkeeper Caroline Meegan picked up 14 saves and grounded three balls. However, the effort wasn’t enough to slow the Trojans’ offensive rhythm.The game was the first time that the two programs had met on the lacrosse pitch. With the win, the Trojans improve to 31-5 on the season.The team also improved to 17 games in a row won at McAlister Field. The home streak was lengthened to 19 this season, and USC has only dropped eight games total in its all-time home record.The Trojans now look to their next home matchup against New Hampshire (0-5) on Monday. The team will then take to the road for a New England tour before returning home to kick off Pac-12 play and defend their spot at the top of the conference.The New England trip will provide its own challenges for the Trojans. The week will open up with Dartmouth, a team that finished in the Top 40 rankings in the NCAA despite struggling to keep a .500 record late in last year’s season.Then, the Trojans will face another Ivy League threat in a matchup against No. 11 Cornell. The top-ranked team is 3-1 so far this year after blowing out Villanova, Pennsylvania and Colgate.After five days of rest, USC will then face No. 7 Stony Brook, a team that heavily relies on the powerful sister pair of Taryn and Kylie Ohlmiller on the attack. Stony Brook will put pressure on Johns, as their attacking style is one of the fiercest that the Trojans will face this season.The East Coast tour will finish off with a matchup against Ohio State, a team similar to Dartmouth that also finished in the Top 40 at the end of last season. The two straight weeks of top-tier competition will provide a necessary challenge for the Trojans, who are currently coasting at 4-1 with a sole loss at No. 3 Florida. The next three weeks will help decide the Trojans’ record as they enter the core of the season.
Throw-in in Ballyneale is at two o’ clock and you can hear live updates on Tipp FM.Gortnahoe-Glengoole play Moyle Rovers in a County Junior B Football Semi-Final in Cashel.In Annacarty it’s Newport versus St. Patrick’s in a County Junior Hurling League Semi-Final. And in the quarter-finals of the South Minor B Hurling Championship it’s Mullinahone up against Cahir in Monroe.All of those games also throw in at 2:00, while today’s other two games will throw-in at 2:30;That’s Thurles Sarsfields versus Drom & Inch in a Mid U21 A Hurling Semi-Final in Boherlahan and the West U21 B Hurling Group 2 Semi-Final between Golden-Kilfeacle and Lattin Cullen Gales in Bansha.
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari says he and team-mates John Mensah and Asamoah Gyan are excited by the friendly against England at Wembley on 29 March.The Sunderland trio are in the Black Stars squad for the encounter, which will be played before a sell-out crowd including 20,000 Ghana supporters.“We want to play, it’s at Wembley, against one of the best nations in the world,” Muntari told BBC Newcastle.“No one wants to miss big games and important games like this one.”Muntari added: “We’ve been looking forward to this game for a long time, and even the people in Ghana are looking forward to us playing England, we’re just looking forward to the day.“We want to win, but we want to play good football and entertain the fans. “England always have a strong team, they always play good football, we don’t care who plays and we just want to make our country proud.”Sunderland handed Muntari a return to the Premier League after a a two-and-a-half year absence when they agreed a loan deal with European champions Inter Milan in January.The 26-year-old won the FA Cup with Portsmouth prior to his £12.7m move to the Italian giants, and was a Scudetto and Champions League winner at the Giuseppe Meazza prior to his move to the Stadium of Light.“It was easy to settle in, because there are fantastic people here, the guys are great always,” Muntari added.“The manager has been good to me, the Premier League is not new to me, I love English football and I am pleased to be here.” Source: BBC
Hearts of Oak captain Mahatma Otoo won the 2012 Sports Writers Association of Ghana Premiership Player of the Year.He single-handedly led the capital club to fifth place and ended the 2012/2013 Ghana Premier League season as top scorer with 20 goals.Otoo’s competing for the award with Asante Kotoko midfielder Michael Akuffu and Amidaus Professionals captain Yahaya Mohammed.The Ghana international is expected to leave the club this transfer window after being linked with a host of clubs abroad.The 38th MTN SWAG Awards at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.
WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) scored a fifth round destruction of mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-5-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Klitschko set the tone by dropping Leapai with a jab in round one.The fight was all one-way traffic with Klitschko pummeling Leapai, who was a sitting duck on the outside and unable to effectively get inside. Wlad finally dropped Leapai twice in round five to end it. Time was 2:05. Klitschko outlanded Leapai 147-10 in the bout, with 10 being generous. It was Klitschko’s sixteenth consecutive successful defense.2012 Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk (3-0, 3 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over Ben Nsafoah (15-10-2, 8 KOs) in a cruiserweight clash. Usyk dropped Nsafoah in round three, then laid him out with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:43.Unbeaten Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker moved to 8-0, 7 KOs with a seventh round TKO over late sub Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-6, 15 KOs) of Brazil. Parker dropped Nascimento in round one and was in control until round six when Nascimento staggered Parker.The end came in the seventh when unleashed a barrage of punches that produced the stoppage. Nascimento stepped in on one week notice after the abrupt pull-out of Sherman “Tank” Williams.