How Arsenal chiefs responded to BATE Borisov defeat as pressure grows on Unai Emery

first_imgHow Arsenal chiefs responded to BATE Borisov defeat as pressure grows on Unai Emery Unai Emery’s side slipped to an embarrassing defeat against BATE Borisov on Thursday (Picture: EPA)Arsenal’s hierarchy were unable to hide their shock in the wake of perhaps the most embarrassing defeat in the club’s European history.Having beaten the Belarusian minnows 10-2 over two games during the Europa League group stages last season, Arsenal were expected to make short work of the same opposition on Thursday, despite the difficult playing conditions and injuries to several key players.Instead, Stanislav Dragun’s first half header secured an unlikely first leg win for a side which cost just £200,000 to assemble and one which hadn’t played a competitive fixture in nearly two months. According to the watching trio of Rahul Sanllehi, Vinai Venkatesham and Huss Fahmy struggled to comprehend what they had witnessed as the final whistle blew with the recently appointed managing director sat slumped in his chair.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 CityEmery signed a three-year contract in the summer but one which included a break clause at the two-year mark and with results having taken a significant downturn since Christmas, his position is already under scrutiny.Champions League qualification remains the Spaniard’s primary objective and although Arsenal are currently only one point adrift of fourth placed Manchester United and expected to comfortably overturn the deficit against BATE, performances on the pitch are starting to concern fans. Comment Arsenal were beaten by a team that was assembled for around £200,000 (Picture: Getty) Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Feb 2019 12:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link310Sharescenter_img Alexandre Lacazette will miss the second leg through suspension (Picture: Getty)Speaking after the defeat in Borisov, Emery said: ‘I trust in our players and I trust in our stadium and supporters. There are two matches. Tonight’s match is important but we can’t [be knocked out in it], we are going to play a second match next week.‘I trust in our work to prepare for the next match and to have a different result at Emirates Stadium.‘I respect [BATE] and I know about them because we watched matches they played. An organised team, defensively a good team and good at transitions. We worked to stop them in these actions but they scored one goal and in the transitions we worked well to stop another situation defensively for us.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors  Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Updated original gem on offer in Mt Ommaney

first_imgThe home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.“The house we bought was effectively a much smaller house, it was about 160sq m, and when we walked in there it just had very good architectural bones, and good structure and we could see the potential,’’ Mr Culbert said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“We then took that house from 160sq m to about 440sq m. We first and foremost did all the extensions around the existing house and then once that was complete we then pulled the existing (house) apart and refurbished all of that to bring it up to total new standard.’’ The home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.There are city views from the balcony and a resort- style swimming pool wrapping around part of the home.The open plan living area has sloping ceilings. In the kitchen are stone benchtops, frosted glass cabinetry and pendant lighting.There is an integrated bar downstairs and all bedrooms have glass doors which open to a side patio and garden. The home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.Mr Culbert said one of the best things about the house was the different living area zones.He said their plan with the work they had done was to preserve the initial intent of the architect and enhanced it.“It was architecturally designed to be an incredible liveable house,’’ he said.The home is on a 1378sq m block and features floor-to-ceiling windows and louvres. center_img The home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.WHILE 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney, underwent a massive extension and makeover when its current owners bought it 13 years ago, they made sure it stayed true to the intent of the original architect.Owners Phil Culbert and his wife Kristin Todd undertook the work with the plan to remain in the home forever, but a move back to New Zealand means they have now listed it for sale.Mr Culbert said it was one of the street’s original houses, with six of them built in one of the first courts in Mt Ommaney.last_img read more


first_imgILOILO – People from within Western Visayas can once again freely enter this province. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. lifted yesterday the border restrictions he imposed on July 1. Region 6 shifted to MGCQ on June 1 – a transition phase between GCQ and the “new normal” when restrictions are further relaxed and become less necessary such as limiting people’s movement and public transportation, the operation of industries, and the presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine./PN In Executive Order No. 128-F that Defensor issued yesterday, the following are free to cross the province’s borders: * government officials, uniformed personnel and personnel travelling in the performance of their functions * health and emergency frontline personnel and duly authorized Humanitarian Assistance Actors (HAA/s) * residents of Iloilo City, the provinces of Guimaras,Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, and Bacolod City travelling therefrom, and into the province On July 6 during the meeting of the Western Visayas inter-agency task force on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), provincial governors of Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Aklan agreed to relax their respective border controls. * overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) returning to the province in trips organized by and under the auspices of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Iloilo province, Iloilo City, Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Bacolod City remain under a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ, “moderate risk”). Data from the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday showed Region 6’s COVID-19 cases at 395 – Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 41; Negros Occidental, five;  Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 36; and repatriates, 275.center_img “The changes in the community quarantine system are only temporary and subject to change,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. “Kasi habang nagmi-meeting ang IATF nababago po ang kanilang guidelines.” The other Western Visayas provinces – Aklan, Antique and Guimaras – remain under MGCQ, too, but Health secretary Francisco Duque said these areas were now considered “low risk” for the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons * persons granted passage to the airport for travel abroad, or from the airport to the border, provided that the travel within the province shall be non-stop from the border to the airport or vice versa But while the lifting of border restrictions was agreed, according to Iloilo Provincial Administrator Suzette Mamon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and related agencies were reminded to further strengthen their operation against the illegal entry of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and undocumented persons from other regions via seaports. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental sent a representative while Aklan’s Gov. Florencio Miraflores joined “virtually.” The shift to “low risk MGCQ” for Aklan, Antique and Guimaras was decided after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recalibrated its community quarantine system by removing the “new normal” category. Monday’s regional inter-agency task force meeting held at Casa Real de Iloilo was attended by Gov. Esteban Contreras of Capiz, Gov. Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City, and Governor Defensor.last_img read more

‘There is no release’ – Modern India pace attacks remind Bishop of fearsome Windies line-up

first_img(SPORTSMAX) – Former Windies bowler-turned-commentator Ian Bishop has heaped high praise on the current India pace attack, drawing comparisons to the relentless West Indies bowling units of the 1970s and 80s.With a line-up that included the likes of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, and Colin Croft, the West Indies team of that era became a nightmare for opposing batsmen. The four-pronged bowling attack was relentless but also possessed some skill to go along with sustained aggression.Despite initially being known for producing top-class spinners, India have in recent years produced a fearsome pace bowling attack of their own. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, have proved capable of rattling even the best batting line-ups around the globe.Bumrah has arguably been the pick of the pack and has developed a reputation for terrorising opposing batsmen with pace and movement, despite a relatively short run-up.Ironically, it was the West Indies who were rocked back by the bowler last year when he put on an outstanding display during a series between the teams, particularly during a Test match at Jamaica’s Sabina Park.Bumrah returned outstanding figures of 6-16 from 9.1 overs – including just the third Test hat-trick by an India bowler.“When you have three fast bowlers, sometimes four and an excellent spinner, it takes my mind back to the West Indies pace quartet before my generation, Marshall, Holdings, Garners, Roberts – I’ll stick Colin Croft in there,” Bishop told Cricbuzz in Conversation.“There is no release point, two come out, two come on. There is no flow of runs and there is always a threat of penetration and physical harm to a lesser extent. That is one of the things that make this group of fast bowlers excellent.”last_img read more