Arsenal fans have made one of their players very happy

first_imgAin’t nobodyLike KOSCIELNYMakes me happyMakes me feel this wayLaurent Koscielny was quick to let the Arsenal faithful know how happy he is with the chant they have for him.Fans were in full voice at Leicester where the Gunners won 5-2, with the France international tweeting his love for the song later. The defender is one of the more popular players and considered to be among manager Arsene Wenger’s top signings.TWEETS: ARSENAL FANS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF KOSCIELNYWhat is the greatest fan chant you have ever heard?last_img read more

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Arsenal legend Brady tells Wenger: ‘Sort out the defence!’

first_imgFormer Arsenal midfielder Liam Brady has called for Arsene Wenger to find a solution to the Gunners’ haphazard set-piece defending once and for all following their shock Champions League defeat to Olympiakos.The Greek side had never won in England ahead of Tuesday night’s clash at the Emirates, and they came away from north London with their first ever triumph as an error-strewn Gunners side collapsed to a 3-2 defeat.Manager Wenger has come under heavy criticism for his failure to sign an outfield player during the summer transfer window, with fans calling for a top class striker they believe will make the Gunners title challengers once again.But, with England forward Theo Walcott – who found the net alongside Alexis Sanchez against Olympiakos – beginning to shine upfront, Highbury hero Brady believes it’s their defence which really needs sorting out.“We don’t have a problem in the forward area, not as much as people like to make out,” the FA Cup winner, and two-time Serie A winner with Juventus, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Theo will play. He scored again last night and did really well for Sanchez’s goal.“It think our defending, especially in set pieces, is where we really need to get better.“We dominated the game, but we defended poorly from set-pieces and it cost us dearly.“We lost a goal at Zagreb and two goals against Olympiakos to set-pieces. The first goal was bad last night, the ball coming into the box and players not really knowing what’s going on. The marking and concentration has got to be a lot better.“If we get these things right the results will be more consistent and we won’t have this up and down situation we’re having at the moment.”Having lost their Champions League opener at Dynamo Zagreb, a second successive defeat in Europe leaves Arsenal’s chances of progression hanging by a thread.However, Brady believes spirited performances against group opponents Bayern Munich in the past gives the side a glimmer of hope.He added: “It was a shock, but what can you do? We have to dust ourselves down and start again and somehow rescue the situation in the group.“If we get six points in the next games against Zagreb and Olympiakos, we’ll have to try and get something from the Bayern game, but we’ve done it before against them.”last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger reveals which player he expects to lead Arsenal to the top

first_imgArsene Wenger is confident a more mature Arsenal side can now handle the pressure in the Barclays Premier League title race, led by Mesut Ozil in his “golden age”.The Gunners head into Saturday’s late kick off against Everton on the back of an impressive 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.With leaders Manchester City taking on rivals United at Old Trafford on Sunday, Wenger’s side could move to the top of the table with victory over the Toffees.Arsenal last led the league heading into the weekend of February 8, 2014, before they were blown away 5-1 at Liverpool in a nightmare lunchtime encounter.Wenger, though, says his players have come a long way since then.“We have strengthened our belief with our run last season, from January 1 – you could feel there was really a change in our stability,” he said.“We have shown that we can handle the pressure. What is the most important for me is to continue to develop as a team, to feel that we grow in the quality of our game.“We have maybe a better discipline. People reproached us many times: ‘okay, Arsenal play football, but they are a bit fragile.’ Before, maybe, when we were not dominating completely the game, we were a bit insecure.”“We are more mature, for sure.”That is something Ozil is doing, having grown into his role as Arsenal’s ‘number 10’ since joining from Real Madrid for £42.5million in September 2013.The German World Cup winner scored in the 3-0 thrashing of Manchester United and capped a fine display against Bayern with a goal in stoppage time.“Ozil is 27 now,” Wenger said. “It is the golden age of a football player, 27 to 31 or 32, the age when you know your job.“When you are under 25, you think you can last for ever. Once you get to 27 you realise it is time to capitalise on what you have learned and efficiency takes a little bit over the playing mood.“You realise suddenly that it is not only important to play, it is important to win as well.” 1 Mesut Ozil last_img read more

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Premier League quiz: Test your knowledge as the top flight returns from the international break

first_imgThe Premier League makes its long-awaited return this weekend after a rather tedious, two-week international break.There are some enticing looking encounters across the country, with Manchester City v Liverpool on Saturday night – a match you can listen to exclusively live on talkSPORT from 5.30pm BST – the pick of the bunch.But how is good is your recent knowledge ahead of the ten top-flight fixtures?Wrack your brains and give our quiz a go…About | Privacy | Terms 1 Manchester City v Liverpool last_img read more

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Huge Liverpool blow as star man ruled out of Arsenal and Man United showdowns

first_img1 Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is facing up to a month on the sidelines, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.The Brazilian, arguably the Reds’ most impressive performer this season, suffered a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s win over Stoke in the League Cup.He is now expected to be out of action until February, missing Friday’s FA Cup clash with Exeter as well as key Premier League games against Arsenal and Manchester United next week.Dejan Lovren, who limped out of the game against Stoke with a hamstring injury, will also miss those three games but should return before the end of the monthKlopp will also be without Kolo Toure for the trip to Exeter on Friday, leaving him without a recognised centre-back for the cup clash.“Coutinho is more serious than Dejan Lovren, and Dejan is more serious than Kolo, but none of these three will be available for tomorrow,” Klopp said.“Lovren should be back after United. Coutinho will need a few weeks longer.“With muscle injuries you don’t know. Kolo was cramp and that is not a problem but after three days it is not possible to play the next game. For next week it should not be a problem.”Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Jordan Rossiter, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and Daniel Sturridge remain sidelined.Liverpool’s lengthy list of absentees has led to criticism of Klopp’s methods, with former manager Roy Evans and Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce saying the German’s intense playing style is to blame. Philippe Coutinho last_img read more

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Revealed: Final PL table for 2015/16 season, as simulated by Football Manager 2016

first_img 20 2. Arsenal lose out on the title and end with 79 points – Arsenal miss out on the title, but Mesut Ozil wins Player of the Year. 7. Liverpool finish with 66 points – Jurgen Klopp’s side continued to suffer injuries and settle for seventh place and a goal difference of +10. 20 19. Sunderland are relegated with 31 points – The Football Manager simulation also sees Sunderland go down after a run of 10 games without a win between January and March. 20 1. Man City finish as Premier League champions with 80 points – It’s a perfect send off for manager Manuel Pellegrini, who leaves Man City as a champion. They edge Arsenal by a point, having beaten them 3-1 in the penultimate game of the season. 14. West Brom end with 45 points – West Brom’s goal difference of -11 cost them a higher place. See who beat them to thirteenth place by clicking the yellow arrow, above, right. 17. Norwich finish with 36 points – It’s good news for Norwich who, like Bournemouth, spent a lot of money in January. 16. Newcastle end the 2015/16 season on 41 points – Newcastle also spent the cash in the transfer window and it worked out here as they beat the drop. 20 12. Watford end up with 46 points – Watford have done the best of all promoted teams and Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo continued to score goals. 20 20 15. Swansea finish with 42 points – It has been a pretty disappointing season for Swansea. 8. Everton finish on 57 points – Everton have finished below Liverpool in this simulation, however, Oumar Niasse and Romelu Lukaku form a goal scoring partnership, scoring a combined 11 goals in the remaining fixtures. 20 20 20 20 11. Stoke finish the season on 49 points – Stoke ended the season just outside of the top half of the table, but their leaky defence has their goal difference at -7. 20 20 20 20 20 4. Tottenham finish in the Premier League top four with 67 points – Tottenham will be happy, though they were unable to finish above Arsenal. 20 5. Man United finish with 66 points – Man United do not quite do enough to qualify for the Champions League, but their goal difference of +15 was better than Chelsea’s +13. The Football Manager team have simulated the remainder of the Premier League season to see who comes out on top.Signings made in the January transfer window have been factored in, so click the arrow above, right, to see if the Man City players give Manuel Pellegrini the perfect send off before Pep Guardiola takes over or if Arsenal can maintain their charge?Will Leicester stay at the top and will Chelsea mount a late assault for a place in the Premier League top four?CHECK OUT 30 FOOTBALL MANAGER WONDERKIDSTHE BARGAIN SIGNINGS TO MAKE ON FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 20 20 3. Leicester qualify for the Champions League on 69 points – Leicester don’t win the Premier League, but do earn themselves automatic qualification to the Champions League. 10. Crystal Palace finish on 50 points – Palace made the top 10, but were five points short of their nearest challengers. 20 18. Bournemouth are relegated with 31 points – Bournemouth finish five points adrift of safety in the end, according to this simulation where their goal difference is -26. Benik Afobe and Lewis Grabban form a good strike partnership scoring 12 goals between them, but it’s their inability to keep a clean sheet which costs them here. 20. Aston Villa end up bottom of the Premier League with 24 points – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the final table – The makers of Football Manager have simulated the remainder of the season, factoring in January signings, to try and get an idea of how it will end. Unsurprisingly Aston Villa don’t escape relegation but at least it looks like the performances get better. Remi Garde’s boys pick up wins against Everton and Southampton here. 13. Southampton finish the campaign on 45 points – Southampton’s goal difference is not great, but it was enough to edge West Brom here. 20 6. Chelsea finish with 66 points – Chelsea rose up the league under Guus Hiddink. 9. West Ham finish on 55 points – West Ham were pushing for a place in Europe to begin with, but fell away towards the end of the season. last_img read more

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Shrewsbury 0-3 Man United: Smalling, Mata and Lingard see Red Devils through

first_imgManchester United avoided a third-straight defeat as they beat Shrewsbury in the fifth round on the FA Cup on Monday night.The Red Devils dominated the ball throughout and the pressure told in the first half when Chris Smalling broke the deadlock.Juan Mata scored a free kick and Jesse Lingard got the third either side of half time to see United safely through.Louis van Gaal’s side face West Ham in the next round but first they must turn their attentions to FC Midtjylland on Thursday, live on talkSPORT.Manchester United dominated the possession from the outset, as expected with a starting XI worth around £169m in comparison to Shrewsbury’s estimated £10,000 line up.Memphis Depay had two early efforts from distance but was in more danger of doing damage the Greenhous Meadow roof than the net.Memphis tried to make it third time lucky with a free kick on the edge of the area, but his goal-bound strike hit Anthony Martial on the back of the head before deflecting over.Martial then found himself free in the 18-yard box but saw his low shot well saved by the feet of Jayson Leutwiler before Abu Agogo headed off the line.However, the Red Devils finally took the lead in the 37th minute when captain-for-the-night Smalling latched onto Morgan Schneiderlin’s header before volleying scruffily into the back of the net.And Mata doubled the lead on the stroke of half time with a perfectly placed free kick from the edge of the area.It was more of the same after half time and it should have been three when Martial got his header all wrong after Daley Blind’s well improvised cross.But it was 3-0 just after the hour mark when Ander Herrera picked up the ball on the edge of the area after a sweeping counter attack and found Lingard who finished first time.Will Keane nearly put the icing on the cake with 15 minute remaining but he struck the post, and in doing so pulled his groin, meaning United had to finish the game with ten men. Juan Mata 1last_img read more

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first_imgON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 4:30 p.m.ALDS Game 4: Cleveland at New YorkTBS710 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPro Football 5:30 p.m.Dallas at BuffaloESPN1330 Motorsports 12:30 p.m.Nextel Cup UAW-Ford 500 (taped)ESPN2 Horse Racing 3 p.m.Trackside Live: Oak TreePrime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KSCI (Ch. 18); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); SC (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); TC (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). ——— Home games ——— Away games x-if necessary160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Try claim or suit against the union

first_imgWhat’s happening is the adjuster must document the incident file before admitting liability. I am not saying you should necessarily go along with the program, but the request made is typically a routine part of the process to get them to pay for repair of the vehicle, let alone pay other expenses such as a rental car if needed. Landlord-tenant resource The California Department of Consumer Affairs has an excellent, detailed free booklet that covers multiple aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship. You can easily find it online at the department’s Web site, www.dca.ca.gov/; in the search box at the top right simply type “landlord tenant.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Question: I was wrongfully terminated from my job after more than 10 years with the company, but my union failed to act. My former employer says it will only deal with the union because there is a collective bargaining agreement. What are my options? – L.V., Los Angeles Answer: The collective bargaining agreement between your union and the employer may well provide for a mediation or arbitration of your grievance against the employer. However, the union is your “exclusive representative” to take up the cause. If the union is not doing anything, you can pursue an administrative claim and/or a lawsuit against the union, which has a well-recognized legal duty to provide you with fair representation. Also, if the union ignores you, it does not mean you cannot take on the employer yourself. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThere also may be approaching deadlines. For example, you may have an administrative claim that you initially want to file against the employer, such as with the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You may have an administrative claim to make to the National Labor Relations Board about the union. Under the circumstances, promptly find your way to a qualified employment or labor attorney. The Los Angeles County Bar Association has an excellent lawyer referral service at 2l3-243-1525. Q: Our 16-year-old son was driving slowly through a parking lot to exit when someone backed into him. It is obviously her fault, but her automobile insurance company claims it must take a statement by phone. This seems ridiculous – the other driver apologized several times. We just want the car repaired. Does our son have to give “a statement” to them? – S.R., North Hollywood A: Sometimes the insurance adjuster will be satisfied with your son filling out a written set of questions. This may be a suitable alternative for you. As to the statement by phone, it really is more of a low-key interview, focused mostly on what happened (eg., time of day, speed, witnesses, any injuries). The time it takes to give the statement is not long (maybe 10-15 minutes), and you can be on the line. They will ask permission to record it. last_img read more

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HUGE CUT-PRICE PROPERTY AUCTION IN DONEGAL TODAY

first_imgA sale of more than 40 properties across Donegal will go under the hammer today.The auction of sites, houses, pubs and shop units is being handled by the Easy Let estate agency.The properties range from a holiday home in Greencastle with a reserve price of €25,000 to a 13 acre site in Culdaff with five properties on it for a reserve of €290,000. Other sites include a commercial property in Culdaff and a range of houses in various locations including Letterkenny, Trentagh and Ballindrait.A large turn-out for the various lots is expected at the auction at the Mount Errigal Hotel which starts at 2pm.EndsHUGE CUT-PRICE PROPERTY AUCTION IN DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: July 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Easy-Letfor auctionpropertieslast_img read more

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