first_imgEmery surprisingly left Bernd Leno on the bench despite Arsenal spending £20 million on the German ‘keeper from Bayer Leverkusen in June.“For Saturday, the decision for me is easy. Petr Cech can continue to start the match, I believe in him. But if (in future) Bernd starts, I believe in him also,” Emery said on Thursday.Cech, who spent 11 years at Chelsea before joining Arsenal in 2015, nearly scored a comical own goal against City as a misplaced pass across his own area went just wide of the post.And when Cech finally played one clearance long into the City half, it was met by huge cheers by the Arsenal fans.But Emery insisted he won’t change his ways despite being labelled by former England manager Sam Allardyce as “stupid” for his approach.“We are going to play away but we need to keep our personality, keep our mentality,” added Emery.“I think on Sunday against Manchester City, the team kept their ideas, kept their spirit in the game for the full 90 minutes, even when we were losing, and didn’t let their heads go down.“We want a good preparation before and a good response on the pitch to that preparation.”One problem area for Emery may be solved by the return of Nacho Monreal at left-back.Ainsley Maitland-Niles started against City but had to be replaced early on by Stephan Lichtsteiner after suffering a leg fracture that will keep him out for at least two months.Experienced Swiss international Lichtsteiner is a right-back by trade and Emery is hopeful Monreal will be fit to face Chelsea after returning to training this week.Emery will be without another left-back Sead Kolasinac until October due to a left knee problem, the club confirmed on Thursday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Petr Cech will start in goal for Arsenal at Chelsea on Saturday © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 16 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery will keep faith with goalkeeper Petr Cech for his return to Chelsea on Saturday.Cech, 36, struggled with Emery’s orders to play out from the back in the Spanish coach’s first game in charge as the Gunners lost 2-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City last weekend.last_img read more

first_imgCheck out this powerful strike from Hulk for Zenit St. Petersburg against CSKA Moscow.The Brazilian forward went on to add a second to seal a 2-1 victory for Andre Villas-Boas’ side, who are now eight points clear at the top of the Russian Premier League.last_img

first_img Grzegorz Krychowiak is key player for Poland 1 Paris Saint-Germain look set to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to the signing of Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.The 26-year-old impressed for the Spanish club last season and helped them win their third Europa League title in a row.Krychowiak is now turning heads with Poland at Euro 2016 after being named man-of-the-match during their opening win over Northern Ireland.Arsenal have long being linked with the defensive midfielder, while in recent months Liverpool have expressed an interest.However, according to Polish news outlet sport.pl, Krychowiak is set for PSG as they are ready to activate his £32million release-clause.Personal terms are expected to be a formality after that, with the French champions able to offer the player a big pay-rise.last_img read more

first_img 8. Alisher Usmanov (Arsenal, $14.4bn) – Russian magnate Usmanov became rich through mining/metal operations and investments. He owns 30 per cent of Arsenal and is $6bn richer than Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. 10 5. Sheikh Mansour (Man City, $20m – estimated wealth as his net worth is not listed on Forbes) – Mansour is part of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family and also owns, Melbourne City, New York City FC and 20 per cent of Yokohama F. Marinos. 6. Dietrich Mateschitz (New York Red Bulls, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, $17.5bn) – Mateschitz, an Austrian/Croatian businessman co-founded Red Bull and owns 49 per cent of the company’s shares. He is involved in Red Bull’s Formula One and football teams. 7. Lakshmi Mittal (QPR, $14.6bn) – He’s what you’d call a ‘steel baron’. Mittal is India’s second richest man and is the CEO of the world’s largest steel making company, ArcelorMittal. He holds an 11 per cent stake in QPR. 10 10. John Fredriksen (Valerenga, $9.6bn) – Spurs have denied they are involved in takeover talks with a company that handles funds for businesses including Facebook, which would have brought yet more billionaire owners into football. Here, talkSPORT looks at the game’s current rich owners, according to their net worth. Norwegian Fredriksen amassed his wealth during the Iraq-Iran wars in the 1980s where he made huge profits on oil. Valerenga play in Norway’s Tippeligaen. 10 9. Philip Anschutz (LA Galaxy, $11.9bn) – Anschutz made his money when he invested in land and struck oil. He is one of the founders of Major League Soccer (MLS) and owns LA Galaxy. 10 Tottenham have denied they are involved in takeover talks involving Tottenham and a company that handles funds for businesses including Facebook, whose founder Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $63.2bn according to Forbes.Where would that have put him in the list of rich football owners? Here, talkSPORT.com looks at those money men at the top of football clubs.This feature first appeared on the talkSPORT YouTube channel. Check it out for other great videos and subscribe for FREE here.Figures from Forbes.com and accurate as of 10/07/17 10 2. Carlos Slim (Real Oviedo, Pachuca and Leon, $64.6bn) – Slim, the Mexican business magnate, earned his fortune from his stakes in companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, who owns Real Oviedo and co-owns Mexican clubs Pachuca and Leon. 10 10 10 4. Paul Allen (Seattle Sounders, $20.1bn) – He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio. A native of Seattle, he owns NFL side Seahawks and part-owns Sounders, the MLS team. 10 3. George Soros (Man United, $25.2bn) – Soros is one of the most successful investors and hedge fund managers in the world. He owns 1.9 per cent of Man United, with the Glazer family still owning most of the club. 10 1. Amancio Ortega (Deportivo La Coruna, $81.7bn) – Europe’s richest man co-founded Inditex, the parent of clothing chain Zara. It is said he delayed his daughter’s $1m wedding so he could watch a Deportivo v Barca B game.last_img read more

first_imgSHAY Given pulled off a series of super saves to give his new club Aston Villa a point in a 0-0 draw at Fulham.The Lifford man made several particularly brilliant saves.He was there to stop Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora with three point-blank saves. And afterwards new Villa manager Alex McLeish said the Donegal man’s experience had made the difference“His experience tells him when to go into the right positions,” said McLeish“You might have seen other goalies diving for one of the two that came point-blank at him, but that’s the experience of a great goalkeeper.”McLeish denied Given was solely responsible for today’s draw. He added: “I don’t think it’s fair to say that. I would never say that.“It’s a team game and the team contributed to that point.”He may be 35, but at £3.5M Shay is already looking like the bargain buy of the season.McLEISH PRAISES SUPER SHAY ON DONEGAL MAN’S VILLA DEBUT was last modified: August 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:aston villa debutdonegalLiffordShay Givenlast_img read more

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 huge blow RANKED REVEALED getty no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF center_img Van Dijk was forced off during last month’s victory over Southampton and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has since claimed he is struggling with a ‘bruised rib’ suffered before the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.But, according to Koeman, the injury is more serious than Klopp is letting on.“Virgil has played with two broken ribs in the last weeks,” the Holland boss was quoted as saying by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “He wanted to play against Germany and you have to give that club something back now.”Van Dijk, the world’s most expensive defender, has played the full 90 minutes four times since coming off against the Saints – against Chelsea, Napoli and Manchester City for the Reds and in Saturday’s Nations League victory over Germany for Holland.“He’s back in Liverpool but he is ready to play for next week,” Koeman added. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Van Dijk played 90 minutes for Holland against Germany Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Virgil van Dijk has been playing with two broken ribs for the past few weeks, according to Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman.The Liverpool centre-back will not feature in his country’s friendly with Belgium tonight after being released back to his club, however Koeman still expects van Dijk to start the Premier League fixture against Huddersfield on Saturday. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 MONEY Van Dijk came off holding his ribs against Saints “He’s taken a rest. He spoke to the manager.“The medical staff of the Dutch national team spoke to the medical staff of Liverpool and made the decision that he was playing only the Germany game and then after back to Liverpool.“He is ready to play next weekend.”last_img read more

first_imgSister SarasSister Saras on the Port road have a very exciting weekend lined up, with DJ Marty, a world class DJ who has worked with the world’s top labels, on the decks tonight. Spooktacular cocktails and an electric atmosphere are promised.Need an excuse to get dressed up tomorrow night? Sister Saras are having a fancy dress night, with prizes going for the best male and female costume. DJ Tubbsy will be blasting tunes late into the night. For more information click here.Tír na NógTír na Nóg is to play host to Smokie and the Bandit tonight, and the Hugo McLaughlin Tribute Band tomorrow night. Although fancy dress is optional, a prize is going for the best Hugo Lookalike costume! Halloween not your thing but your friends are making you come along anyway? No worries, as Tír na Nóg will be showing sports on all of their screens!For more click here.Dry Arch InnTonight the Bradley Brothers will be taking to the stage. Fancy doing your own singing? They’re firing up the karaoke machine tomorrow night – and you could even win a prize for it!There are prizes for the best costume and most entertaining karaoke entrant. Lots of traditional party games will be happening too!For more information click here. Heading out in Letterkenny this weekend? Check out these venues was last modified: October 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgIrish Water has come under further scrutiny in Donegal after they priced a family over €60,000 to install a 270-meter water pipe to their new home. The family, who do not want to be identified, contacted the Irish utility several weeks ago and were quoted €66,700 to place a three-quarter-inch water pipe on the premises.Concern was recently raised following the introduction of new rules applying to the installation of water connections in April 2019. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “When the family contacted me initially, I actually thought they must have got this wrong.“However, once they sent me on the documentation I was shocked and I started making contact with Irish Water and they were quite adamant that they were not overcharging and that was the correct price.”How did Irish Water respond? “At one point Irish Water said that they saw no ‘gain’ in meeting with me on the issue,” Mac Giolla Easbuig said.“It is very typical of Irish Water of not wanting to meet with public representatives on request, so I wasn’t shocked, disappointment yes, but not shocked. “But I kept on at them because that is what the taxpayers pay me to do, to do my work to the best of my ability and they eventually agreed to meet me.“But they wanted to do travel across the other side of the county in Ballyshannon, but I said that I expected them to be on-site so that they could grasp how ridiculous this is.“They told me there would be sticking to the price and that was because of the road safety management, but I am not ignorant of grounds work. I have been on building sites and I have worked with grounds work,” he added.“As I said to them, they must be paying the staff a couple of thousands of euro a day for that kind of money.“I thought it was very interesting when I contacted a local contractor and he quoted the same length of a road, five metres wide and about a metre deep at €20,000. “So with that, I would get three roads with that kind of money.”The west Donegal councillor said the issue had sparked real concern about the number of families who could be in a similar predicament.“So basically what Irish Water is doing here is putting that family in poverty or they are forcing them to immigrate abroad like the thousands of others in my community.“When we were out fighting Irish Water in 2011, our concern was the likes of this would happen, that they would not look after the people and they are there to look after the welfare of the people in our community and they are not doing that,” he said. “Irish Water needs to go back under the control fo the local authority so we can be part of the decision making on behalf of our communities.“Over the last couple of days, I have had people coming to me wondering if this what they are going to have to pay in order to have fully working water in their homes,” Mac Giolla Easbuig added.“All of these things have a roll-on effect and our community have already been destroyed by capitalism. Enough is enough.”Donegal family’s fury at €66k water connection was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders are bringing in free-agent wide receivers for workouts on Tuesday, and Jon Gruden said he’s prepared to make a roster move at the position if need be.Martavis Bryant suffered a PCL injury in his knee on Sunday against the Chargers and will be out “some time,” Gruden said Monday. Jordy Nelson also sustained a knee injury in the Raiders’ 20-6 loss and is being evaluated. Three weeks ago, the Raiders’ top three wide receivers consisted of Amari Cooper, Nelson and Bryant. Now …last_img

first_imgJannayak Janta Party leader and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala said on Monday that the party will contest all 10 Lok Sabha and 90 Assembly seats in Haryana. The party may also contest on one seat in Delhi, he said.Party symbolMr. Dushyant said the JJP has just been recognised as a registered party and will get the party symbol next week. The party came into existence in December last year after the Indian National Lok Dal, a party founded by former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal, split following a bitter power struggle between his grandsons Abhay Chautala and Ajay Chautala. Dushyant Chautala is Ajay’s elder son.The Hisar MP also ruled out any possibility of alliance with the INLD for the upcoming polls.Asked about the Aam Aadmi Party deciding to fight on the Lok Sabha seats from Haryana on its own strength after supporting JJP’s candidate in the Jind bypoll in January, Mr. Dushyant said there was never any formal alliance with AAP. “AAP supported us, but there was no alliance with them. Nobody had announced any alliance,” he said.AAP, which had indicated that it could enter into a tie-up with the JJP after extending support to it in the Jind bypoll, failed to reach an agreement on seat-sharing with the fledgling outfit. “The JJP fought the Jind by-election within 40 days of formation of the party and gave a good fight to the BJP candidate. We beat the Congress hands down,” said Mr. Dushyant on his brother Digvijay Chautala finishing runner-up.INLD flayed“The party which made fun of us (INLD) and called us ‘bachha’ (child) forfeited its security deposit. This shows the people’s support, especially of the youth, to the JJP. We will perform well in the upcoming LS and then Vidhan Sabha polls,” the Hisar MP said.On his uncle (Abhay Chautala), whom he had recently dubbed as a “non-serious politician”, Mr. Dushyant said, “Blood relations in the family will remain intact, but political ideology differs and there will not be any compromise with the ideology.”last_img read more