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

Auction success for music-filled home

first_imgElaine White, Russell Worthington and Valerie Ponting, at their mother’s former home at 15 Renwick St, Albion. Picture: Steve Pohlner“We’re finding a lot of people migrating over from Red Hill and Paddington, priced out of that marketplace but still wanting the accessibility to the city,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“So really strong interest from those suburbs in particular — and it’s generated good Sydney investor interest as well.”In the end, six parties raised a paddle.An opening bid of $500,000 was increased to $600,000 in seconds by another prospect.It was this determined second bidder who held off all others and looked like being the new owner at $736,000.Then, moments before the hammer dropped, a new buyer entered the tussle at $740,000.“I didn’t see that one coming,” Mr Treloar said during the call.The tug of war continued in $5000, and then $1000, increments until the new bidder came up the victor at $768,000. While a low cloud hung over Brisbane on Saturday morning, it wasn’t a grey day for those selling 15 Renwick St, Albion.The deceased estate was home to local identity, Hazel Restieaux, who’d reached 103-years-old.Mrs Restieaux had lived in the home for over 50 years and became the local music teacher spending hours with her student in the front room where her beloved piano still resides.Her descendants were there to see the modest, lowset, three-bedroom cottage close its doors on one chapter and begin the next. David Treloar auctioneer and principal Ray White Albion at the auction of 15 Renwick St, Albion. Picture: Steve PohlnerMrs Restieaux’s niece, Valerie Ponting, said it was a bittersweet moment selling her aunt’s home.“Up until she died she was the sole surviving member of the original Queensland Symphony Orchestra.“It’s the end of an era — she’s been here for so long.”The home has plenty of renovation potential and sits on a 544 square metre allotment.Auctioneer and marketing agent with Ray White Albion, David Treloar, confirmed there were 11 registered bidders with interest ranging from renovators and investors, through to developers keen on this flourishing suburb.center_img Bidders at the auction at 15 Renwick Street Albion. Picture: Steve PohlnerThe winning party was Graham Phillippi, bidding on behalf of his daughter and son-in-law, Kate and Sam Van Den Brule.It was Mr Phillipi’s first time at auction and he admitted to some nerves.“Not comfortable but it wasn’t my money I was spending,” Mr Phillipi said with a smile.“They’re going to renovate and live in it for a while depending on how plans work out,” he added.The seller’s said they were relieved the property would become the backdrop for a new family’s memories.last_img read more

21Bet agrees deal to become official betting partner of Gloucester Rugby

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Ladbrokes boosts Irish profile by announcing new Ambassador club September 10, 2019 Richard HoggOnline bookmaker 21Bet has announced that a deal has been agreed for it to become the official betting partner of Gloucester Rugby ahead of the 2017/18 season.Having already agreed to become the shirt sponsor for Waterford FC and become the betting partner for second-tier English football team Wolverhampton Wanderers, it’s clear that 21Bet is looking to expand its venture into the world of sports sponsorship.  21Bet CEO Richard Hogg said: “We are very selective in the clubs that we associate ourselves with and we are absolutely delighted to be partnered with such a renowned and well run club like Gloucester Rugby.“Our whole ethos is based around being passionate about sports and no club exhibits that in rugby quite like the Cherry and Whites.“It’s great to be partnered with a team who share our ambition as well as our appetite and drive for growth and success. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration.”The sponsorship deal also means that as of next season the West Terrace at  Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium will be known as the 21Bet stand. Commercial director at Gloucester Rugby, Mike Turner said: “We’ve spoken to a number of potential betting partners, and are pleased to announce the new relationship with 21Bet.  We believe 21Bet offer a great solution for supporters who like to bet online and are looking forward to working with them.” SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Time to innovate: gets BOS attention September 11, 2019 Related Articleslast_img read more