Arsenal fans wonder what the point in Cech is if the team can’t score at the other end

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech produced two brilliant saves to deny Christian Benteke and Philippe Coutinho as the Gunners and Liverpool drew 0-0 at the Emirates.And the goalie was lauded by his fellow professionals and fans. However, some were quick to point out that while Cech is capable of keeping clean sheets, the Gunners need someone to score on a regular basis at the other end.ARSENAL MUST SIGN A 25-GOAL STRIKERHere, talkSPORT has collected a selection of tweets, which also includes Man United no.1 David De Gea, who was clearly impressed with Cech. Petr Cech’s saves v Liverpool 1last_img read more

‘Knowing Rodgers, he will probably stick him out wide!’ – Liverpool reaction to Daniel Sturridge’s return

first_img1 Daniel Sturridge will make his long awaited return to football today having been named in the Liverpool starting line-up to face Norwich.The England striker has been out of action since April 8 having suffered with thigh, calf and hip injuries throughout last season resulting in surgery over the summer.But now he is back and will link up with £32.5m signing Christian Benteke for the first time – a combination which Rodgers said will bring a “new dimension” to the side.However, after playing Danny Ings wide left rather than through the middle, Reds fans are worried the Northern Irishman may have similar plans for Sturridge.See below for the best reactions to the team news …Liverpool team to play Norwich: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Benteke, Sturridge.Subs: Bogdan, Lovren, Firmino, Gomez, Lallana, Ings, Ibe Daniel Sturridge center_img //[View the story “‘Knowing Brendan Rodgers, he will probably stick him out wide!’ – Liverpool fans react to Daniel Sturridge’s return ” on Storify]last_img read more

‘You’ll always be a Manchester United legend!’ Fans pay tribute Liverpool’s former manager

first_img1 Ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Job done. Secret Agent Rodgers has left the building and Manchester United fans are gutted.After watching the Red Devils get a battering from rivals Arsenal, they were handed the bad news that Liverpool had decided to sack the Northern Irishman after a mediocre start to the season.It was an upsetting moment for the Old Trafford faithful who, during tough times, felt they could seek light relief by watching events on Merseyside.You can see how Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter below…last_img read more

£38m man to make first start since November? Predicted City XI v Arsenal

first_img 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 21. David Silva (attacking midfield) 11 11 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 7. Raheem Sterling (left wing) 11 11 Manchester City travel to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, looking to leapfrog Arsenal to second.Leicester City’s sensational run continued after their 3-2 victory over Everton sent them five points clear at the top of the table, so the Gunners and City will be desperate to avoid dropping points.The Citizens have struggled in the past few games, with the absence of Sergio Aguero proving crucial. The Argentine, though, resumed full training last week and looks poised to return to action in north London.POSSIBLE ARSENAL XI V MAN CITYBut who else could make Manuel Pellegrini’s line up?Find out by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11. Aleksandar Kolarov (left back) 10. Sergio Aguero (striker) 11 11 11 17. Kevin De Bruyne (right wing) 3. Bacary Sagna (right back) 11 20. Eliaquim Mangala (centre back) 11 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) 11 42. Yaya Toure (centre midfield)last_img read more


first_imgTHE HIGH Court has appointed a provisional liquidator crook Francois de Dietrich’s company in the republic.At a vacation sitting of the High Court on Saturday, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan appointed Declan McDonald of PricewaterhouseCoopers as provisional liquidator to ETIC Solutions Ltd.The court heard that ETIC, a business and management consultancy with a registered address at Ballybofey, Co Donegal, “operated in a fraudulent manner akin to a Ponzi scheme” that has affected hundreds of investors all over Ireland. ETIC’s directors are Francois, who ran several businesses in Co Donegal, and his wife Severine.The court heard that the company ceased trading late last year and both directors have left Ireland, and are believed to be somewhere in France.They fled after being exposed by a website ( court also heard that police on both sides of the Border are investigating the firm, and authorities in Northern Ireland have issued an arrest warrant for Mr Detrich. The petition to have the company wound up was brought on behalf of Edward Doherty, director of PE Doherty of Duncreggan Road, Derry, who claims that he is owed more than €610,000 by ETIC.On Saturday the judge said he was satisfied to appoint Mr McDonald as provisional liquidator.While he was mindful that the application was made ex-parte, he was satisfied that “the company is insolvent” and that there “are strong grounds to suspect that serious irregularities have taken place within the company”. The court also made an order freezing the assets of both ETIC, its directors and two other companies; Palladium Investments Ltd and XCEL Financial Services Ltd.NI SOLICITOR TOLD TO APPEAR IN COURTCROOK FRANCOIS: JUDGE ORDERS HIS LAWYER TO APPEAR IN COURT!CROOK FRANCOIS: COMPANY WOUND UP IN SOUTH was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:crookFrancois de Dietrichgulliblethieflast_img read more

Man City want £30m winger to kick off Guardiola era, West Ham turn to Benteke?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester City are ready to make £30million-rated winger Leroy Sane the first signing of the Pep Guardiola era. Bayern Munich boss Guardiola, who takes over at City this summer, has hailed Sane as the most exciting young talent in German football. (Daily Mirror)West Ham have had a record £31million bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette rejected. The 24-year-old France international, who scored 23 goals this season as his club finished second behind Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, is one of several names on the Hammers’ shopping list as they try to land a high-class frontman for next season’s move to the Olympic Stadium. (Daily Mirror)West Ham are now ready to turn their attention to Christian Benteke — who is another long-term target for Slaven Bilic. The club hope Liverpool may agree to a loan deal for the unwanted Belgian. (The Sun)Theo Walcott will have showdown talks about his future – but Arsene Wenger will make it clear he is not for sale. Arsenal boss Wenger is planning a shake-up of his squad this summer but pacy forward Walcott remains firmly in his plans. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal have submitted a huge offer to sign Alvaro Morata in the summer transfer window. Morata, 23, notched up 11 goals and 10 assists for Juventus this season but is being heavily linked with a move to the Emirates. (Metro)Rafa Benitez wants to ‘hit the ground running’ after verbally agreeing to stay on as Newcastle manager in the Championship and spent Tuesday working on a list of transfer targets. (Daily Mail)Tomas Rosicky hopes to put himself in the shop window if he appears for Czech Republic at the European Championship finals next month. The midfielder will be a free agent this summer, having left Arsenal on Sunday after ten years at the club. (The Times)Claudio Ranieri has launched a bid to bring £15million-rated Ajax goal machine Arkadiusz Milik to Leicester. Foxes boss Ranieri is in talks with the Amsterdam club over a deal that could significantly boost the new Premier League champions ’ firepower. (Daily Mirror)Everton have been offered Swiss coach Lucien Favre – who is big pals with Arsene Wenger. The 58-year-old has held discussions with Goodison officials and is now among the contenders to succeed Roberto Martinez. (The Sun)Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is wanted by Espanyol. The maverick Italy international has spent the season on loan at AC Milan but has not impressed. (Daily Star)Swansea are planning to make Junior Hoilett their first signing of the summer on a free transfer. Canadian international Hoilett is out of contract at Queens Park Rangers and the Championship club are happy to offload the winger, who is on £45,000 a weekthanks to a deal signed when they were in the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…?Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe blasts ‘bizarre’ timing of West Ham’s double bid for Matt Ritchie and Callum WilsonEdinson Cavani weighs up Paris Saint-Germain contract extension with Arsenal and Manchester United waiting in the wingsLiverpool FC transfer report: Trabzonspor lead the race to sign Anfield flop Samed YesilArsenal FC transfer report: Lyon prepare Mathieu Debuchy swoopManchester United transfer news: Long-time target Nicolas Gaitan closing in on £35m move… to Atletico Madrid!Wojciech Szczesny: Roma deal in doubt as Arsenal demand £15m for goalkeeper after loan spelllast_img read more

England player ratings v Wales: How Hodgson’s Three Lions performed in Lens

first_img 14 Jamie Vardy: 7/10 – It was an immediate impact from the Leicester striker, who came on at the break and scored 10 minutes into his European Championship debut. Chris Smalling: 6/10 – Lost out in the early physical battles to Hal Robson-Kanu, though came close to giving England the lead from a Rooney corner 10 minutes before half-time. He didn’t have much to do in the second-half. Danny Rose: 7/10 – Was dangerous on the left and a brilliant surge down the left hand side almost led to a goal, but Daniel Sturridge failed to connect with the ball. The Tottenham man was decent again, as he was against Russia. Harry Kane: 5/10 – The Tottenham striker was off corner taking duty, but struggled to make an impact and was replaced by Jamie Vardy at half-time. Marcus Rashford: 6/10 – Rashford had 20 minutes to show what he could do in his first appearance in an international tournament and didn’t let himself down. Daniel Sturridge: 7/10 – Appeared desperate to score himself and tried to find the net from distance a couple of times. His cross into the Wales box led to Vardy’s equaliser and then sent the England fans wild with the winner. 14 14 14 Raheem Sterling: 4/10 – Was wasteful in front of goal and was replaced at half-time by Daniel Sturridge. Kyle Walker: 7/10 – A lot of England’s attacks came down the right hand side and Walker was in the thick of much of it. He linked well with Lallana. Joe Hart: 5/10 – He looked pumped for the game, but was beaten by Gareth Bale from 35 yards in the first half when a goalkeeper of his calibre should probably have saved it. 14 14 14 14 What a game it was.The Battle of Britain in Group B lived up to the pre-game hype, with England coming from behind to seal a 2-1 win and top spot with four points from two matches.Click the arrow above, right, to see how the players and substitutes rated and here for the Wales ranking.Remember, every game at Euro 2016 is live on talkSPORT and you can see the different ways to listen here. 14 Adam Lallana: 7/10 – Appeared to be trying to make things happen in the first half and Sterling should have buried his low cross. Lallana was everywhere and was given a standing ovation by fans when Marcus Rashford replaced him with 20 minutes remaining. Dele Alli: 6/10 – It looked like his battle with Aaron Ramsey was going to dominate the game. The Arsenal man probably had the better of him, but Alli was solid and didn’t let anyone down, then popped up to slip Daniel Sturridge in for the winner. Gary Cahill: 6/10 – He blocked an early shot when Gareth Bale burst into the box, but didn’t have much to do in terms of defensive work in the second half. Wayne Rooney: 6/10 – Started off in a deep position and was caught on the ball early then fouled Hal Robson-Kanu for Gareth Bale’s free-kick. However, his passing was brilliant, he appeared in control in the middle and forced a good save from Hennessey. 14 14 Eric Dier: 6/10 – The Tottenham man looked comfortable again on the ball and his positioning was spot on, but like other England players, the final ball was too often the wrong one. 14 14 14last_img read more

Arsenal on ALERT as Barcelona considering selling £29m midfielder

first_imgArsenal have been put on alert after it emerged that Barcelona are considering placing Arda Turan on their transfer list.Turan signed Luis Enrique’s side last summer but was only allowed to make his debut in January due to their transfer ban.The Turkish midfielder managed just nine La Liga starts since then and reportedly grew frustrated by his lack of opportunities towards the end of last season.And now, according to Marca, Barcelona are ready to listen to offers for the 29-year-old and will accept a fee lower than the £29m they paid Atletico Madrid for him last summer.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tried to sign Turan before he jumped ship to Barca and it is understood that the Frenchman is keen on making another attempt to land him. Arda Turan in action for Turkey 1last_img read more


first_imgIn response to increased interest and a large number of requests from persons concerned at the targeting of Glenties for industrial windfarm development, the Glenties Windfarm Information Group have launched a website site initially contains information and details regarding the proposed windfarm at Straboy which proposes siting 25 turbines, each in excess of 325 feet tall, just 1.5km from the town.A spokesperson for the group advised that the website was established arising from “the urgent and increasing concern of local people who would have views of the turbines and who would be immediately affected by them in the Glenties, Fintown, Doochary, Maas and Lettermacaward areas.” The group say they were asked, on numerous occasions, where can we get details and how can we prevent this area from becoming an industrial zone littered with turbines.”Contrary to local and national guidelines, the Dublin and Louth, owned and directed, Straboy Wind Energy Ltd have not engaged in any public consultation with the affected people of Glenties and surrounding areas.The new website provides access to photomontages which demonstrate how Glenties and the surrounding areas would be drastically transformed if the development goes ahead.The planning decision now rests with An Bord Pleanála who will deliberate on the appeals against the planning permission granted by Donegal County Council. This process will include an Oral Hearing which is expected to be held in the Glenties region in the coming weeks; no date has yet been announced.The montages on the new website are those which form part of the planning application to Donegal Co Council (planning ref 11/30127) and are also available to view at the area Planning Office.A total of 20 viewpoints have been submitted showing how the environment of Glenties – Maas – Leitir – Doochary and Fintown would be changed in a way that is unprecedented and unimaginable.A number of these montages can be viewed currently on and others will be uploaded shortly. Some of these montages are also on display in various business premises in Glenties.The positive response from the Glenties business community to our information campaign reflects the growing awareness of the threat that this proposal poses to tourism and other interests of the town. Further concerns relate to the negative impact the development will have on the attractiveness of the area for local families to live and rear their children and the knock on effect this may have on property and business values in the town. The proximity of the proposed development site to local amenities, including the Comprehensive School, is also a growing concern among local parents.The Glenties group continue to appeal for funding to assist with the cost of legal advice and expertise for the forthcoming oral hearing. The date of the hearing is not as yet publicised by An Bord Pleanála but is expected to be within the next few weeks. Donations can be made directly to group members or to:Account Name: Glenties Windfarm Information GroupBank Address Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties Account No: 97730412 Sort Code 90-48-94GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY was last modified: August 14th, 2012 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:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUPWEBSITElast_img read more

Man United transfer latest: £25m-rated Brazil star on Jose Mourinho’s radar

first_img1 Fabinho [right] in action for Monaco Manchester United are keeping tabs on Monaco defender Fabinho after his proposed move to Napoli fell through.The 22-year-old right-back looked set to join the Serie A club this summer but talks between the two sides broke down earlier this month.But, according to Le Parisien, Monaco are still willing to keep their promise that he will be allowed to leave during this window if a suitable buyer emerges.And now it has been suggested that United could be about to make their move for £25million-rated Fabinho.The Brazil international, who scored six goals in 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season, has been on United’s radar since 2015 and new boss Jose Mourinho is also a big fan.With doubts over Matteo Darmian’s long-term future at Old Trafford, Mourinho could now be willing to sanction a bid as he continues to redevelop his squad at Old Trafford.last_img read more