Ray Parlour predicts who will replace Granit Xhaka as captain vs Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Ray Parlour predicts who will replace Granit Xhaka as captain vs Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link110Shares Could Ozil captain Arsenal against Liverpool? (Picture: Getty Images)Current incumbant Granit Xhaka is under fire after taunting and swearing at Arsenal fans in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday and Emery is expected to take him out of the firing line on Wednesday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Parlour thinks Ozil could be the one to step in and captain the side as they look to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.‘It might be Ozil. It’ll be interesting,’ Parlour told The Debate.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Bellerin will probably come in, he’s been there many years now. Whether he can be captain material, I’m not too sure.‘Rob Holding is another one at centre-half, can he be captain material? We’ll have to wait and see.‘It’ll be interesting to see who is captain. I think if Ozil starts, I think he’s the one who will probably get the captain’s armband.’Who should captain Arsenal against Liverpool?Ozil0%Holding 0%Bellerin0%Other0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abused by Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka meltdown during Crystal Palace drawMORE: David Seaman slams Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka but praises Unai Emery’s ‘brilliant’ response Comment Xhaka has come under fire (Picture: Getty Images)Ray Parlour thinks Mesut Ozil could be given the nod to captain Arsenal against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, if Unai Emery decides to select the out-in-the-cold playmaker.Ozil has made just two starts for the Gunners this season but could come back into the fold with Emery set to rotate his squad for the cup tie with the Premier League leaders.Despite his lack of playing time in recent weeks, Parlour thinks Ozil will be in Emery’s thoughts as he looks to select a captain.last_img read more

Why have Brisbane properties suddenly become even more appealing to southern buyers?

first_imgRoger Stuckey and Bonnie Scurry with children Ann (11) and Arlo (8). Picture: Annette DewSOUTHERN buyers have turned their attention toward the Brisbane property market again where they can get much more bang for their property buck.New figures reveal the median dwelling price in Brisbane was 70 per cent lower than Sydney and 33 per cent lower than Melbourne.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said those figures were well above long term average price differences.“If you look at the long term average gap between Sydney to Brisbane is about 49 per cent, Melbourne to Brisbane is about 9 per cent,’’ he said.“So it is certainly well above the long running average and that has been the case for quiet a while.’’ SELLING SEASON: Spring listings jump Mr Kusher said while recent interstate migration figures revealed a return to Brisbane by southerners, the one thing holding many back was the employment opportunities.“I guess the point to make is people are less inclined to leave Sydney and Melbourne for Brisbane unless they can gaurantee themselves a decent sort of job,’’ he said.“And that seems to be the thing that continues to power those two markets, although Sydney is slowing a bit and despite very low interest rates, despite, signficiantly better housing affordability (in Brisbane) we are just not seeing that strength outside of Sydney and Melbourne.’’He said many of those interstate buyers were heading to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast markets at the moment. SELLING SEASON: Homing in on huge growth “It does look like largely the migrants are staying in the southeast corner but if anything they are chosing more so to go and settle on one of the coasts rather than in Brisbane.’’Buyers’ agent Meighan Hetherington of Property Pursuit, said Brisbane had a consistent, reliable and stable housing market and southern buyers were starting to come back.“Certainly not in the number we saw two and half years ago when it was frenetic,’’ she said.“We are definitely seeing that real understanding from southern states that the value of many properties is much greater in Brisbane than other states.’’Ms Hetherington said with some of the heat coming out of the Sydney market investors were returning to Brisbane as they saw it as a market which was still rising.She agreed employment was one of the main hurdles to southern buyers making a permanent move to Brisbane.“Expats want to come home and interstate migrants want to move here, but they are not able to find many high paying corporate jobs in Brisbane,’’ she said.Roger Stuckey and Bonnie Scurry have been slowly moving further and further north to Brisbane.They couple have lived in Melbourne and Sydney and have just left Newcastle to buy in Brisbane.They have bought a home at Indooroopilly, but are renting while they wait for the deal to settle so they can move in.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMr Stuckey said they were able to find suitable work in Brisbane and being somewhere with room for their children and close to good schools was a definite part of their decision to move here.He said while Newcastle was not a lot more expensive than Brisbane, they had lived in Sydney and Melbourne and knew how expensive it could be to buy comprable properties there.“We think that it (Brisbane) is pretty good value,’ he said.“Obviously it is a lot better value than Sydney.’’Alex Jordan, of McGrath Estate Agents, said the number of southern buyers had lifted.He said for owners occupiers it was about lifestyle and being able to buy close to good schools and for investors it was about yields and potential for future price growth.“In Brisbane we are starting to see the green shoots appear in terms of growth we are seeing more Sydney buyers than we ever had, but still not a huge proportion of the market.Nathan Cochran who runs his own content consulting business and works as a freelance journalist has been actively looking to move to Brisbane from Sydney’s North Shore.“You don’t spend less, than you would in Sydney, but you get an awful lot more for your money,’’ he said.With a young family he said they were able to buy something more substantial in size and that was important for them.He knew families with a couple of children forced to live in two bedroom units in Sydney because that was all they could afford close to work.His work can be done anywhere with good internet access and availability of an airport to travel to intertate meetings so Brisbane was a better value proposition.Buyers agent Scott McGreever of PS Property Advisory said southern based investors were returning to the market.“Now we are starting to see a few more because of I suppose the unaffordablilty of southern states.’’He said it was in the $1.5 million to $2 million price range where buyers could really get more bang for their buck in Brisbane compared to Sydney.last_img read more

Candidates Rush To File For May Primary

first_imgLocal clerk’s offices have remained busy since the start of filing season. Political candidates have had over a week to file for the primary election in May.Several offices are up for election at the local and state level this year. The final day to file for political office is Friday, Feb. 7. As of Thursday morning, here is a list of candidates that have filed for office:Franklin CountyClerk of Circuit Court – Karla Bauman (R)Auditor – Stephen Brack (R)Assessor – Sharon Halcomb (D)County Commissioner – Scott McDonough (R)County Council District 1– Joe Sizemore (R)County Council District 3 – Jeff Koch (R)County Council District 4 – Carroll Lanning (D)Brookville Town Council Ward 2– Darrel Flashpohler (D)Sheriff – Kenneth Murphy (R);  Barry Bischoff (R);  John Roberts Jr. (R)Delegate: Charles RatzFor township trustees, Delbert Spurlock filed for Laurel and Sue Waechter filed for Ray Township. Three have filed so far for Democratic party precinct committeemen including, Bess Edwards, Brookville 1; Karen Hodapp, Fairfield; and Delbert Spurlock, Laurel.Ripley CountyAs of Thursday morning, 26 people have  officially filed for office:Auditor- Bill Wagner (R)Assessor – Shawna Bushhorn (R)County Commissioner – Bill Flannery (R); Robert Linville (R)County Council – Ron Decker (R); Dephane Smith (R); William DramannOsgood Council – Linda Krinop (R); Norman Kappes (D)Sheriff – Jeff Cumberworth (R); Tim Sutton (D); Joe Mann (R); Josh Thompson (R)Surveyor – Jeff French (R)Delegates: Ginger Bradford, William Bradford, Sue French, Jeff French.For trustees, Cynthia Melton for Otter Creek and Ray Tucker for Otter Creek advisory board; Donna Linville filed for Center Township; and Janice Linkmeyer, Edwena Matthews and Kenneth Copeland filed for Brown Township. For precinct committeemen, Alberta Doll and David Chandler filed for Democrats.Those running for judge, prosecutor,  state senator or representative must file through the state of Indiana. Ryan King filed for Ripley County Circuit Judge and Ric Hertel filed for Ripley County Prosecutor. In addition, Randy Frye filed to run for another term as District 67 State Representative. Rising Sun Attorney Lane Siekman is also seeking a Democratic nomination to the 6th Congressional District currently held by Republican Luke Messer.last_img read more

Breaking: Coronavirus: UEFA suspends Champions League, Europa League matches

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ The Union of European Football Association has suspended all Champions League and Europa League matches over the outbreak of Coronavirus. The next round of matches were billed to be played next week. UEFA had on Thursday summoned a meeting of the countries that make up the Union.Tags: CoronavirusEuropa LeagueUEFAUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img

Trenton Acadians improve to 6-3

first_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 BLUE HILL — The Trenton Acadians improved their record to 6-3 in American Legion Zone 1 baseball action with a 5-1 win over Waldo on Sunday.With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Trenton’s Dakota Chipman executed a bunt down the first base line for a single to drive Finn Allwine home. The Acadians scored two more runs that inning.Trenton’s pitcher struck out eight in six-plus innings. Hank Vinall notched a double and an RBI. Garrison Looke contributed a double and two runs. Nick Bagley had a triple and scored a run.The win came after topping Dover-Foxcroft’s Penquis 5-3 on Tuesday, July 1, and a 11-0 loss to  Bangor on Saturday.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Bio Latest Postslast_img read more

The Latest: Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator

first_imgThe players at French rugby club Toulouse have offered to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.The players at the 20-time French champions say they told club president Bernard Lemaitre they are willing to accept “a significant decrease” in earnings. They did not give any figures regarding the amount of the proposed decrease.Lemaitre praised his players for their “spontaneous and unanimous” offer amid challenging economic times.He says it “further reinforces our motivation and our desire to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”The French league was canceled after the government called it off late last month. The semifinals of the Top 14 league will not be played. The Latest: Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators.The ventilator has been designed to meet the typical demands of medium intensive care and the technical specifications are available as an open source project.___Players from Spanish soccer club Elche have not practiced as a protest against reduced salaries.The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. May 13, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4.The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches.The league says it hopes to serve as an example of “good practices” for the rest of the Portuguese society during the coronavirus pandemic.The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___ Players want to resume earning full salaries now that they are back to training.The players practiced normally on Tuesday. The club says it is negotiating with them.The club used government furloughs to reduce its labor costs during the pandemic. Players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%.Elche was sixth in the 22-team second-division standings when the competition was suspended after 31 matches.___ Associated Press last_img read more

Syracuse staves off feisty Albany in near comeback upset

first_img Published on April 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 It took 48 seconds for Syracuse to set the tone for what could have and should have been another quick and painless win.Amy Cross took a pass from Alyssa Murray just outside the crease for an easy first goal. By the 16-minute mark, SU had built a five-goal lead and the offense was running like clockwork.But then the shots stopped finding the cage. The turnovers mounted. Albany’s offense found its rhythm. And what looked like an easy win soon became one of SU’s toughest battles of the season.“They had a lot of heart,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Albany, I think played very inspired, and really gave us a tough game.“We just lost a little mental focus.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (11-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) found itself in a dogfight with No. 18 Albany (9-1, 1-0 America East), but managed to slip past the Great Danes, 13-11, at the Carrier Dome in front of 532 fans on Tuesday.SU dominated on shots attempted, 33-15. It dominated on the draw, 22-4. It had four more opportunities on free-position shots. It had every reason to pull away. But Albany forced 16 turnovers on the defensive end, tallied 11 saves and scored on 11 of  its 15 shots to hang tough with the third-ranked Orange.“We’re a big momentum team, so once we start scoring we challenge each other to keep scoring as well,” said Albany attack Allie Phelan, who scored five goals. “We know they’re a momentum team as well, so we just tried to fight through when it wasn’t as great.”Syracuse entered halftime leading just 7-5, but started out the second half with three straight goals of its own to seemingly quell any hope that Albany had of pulling off the upset. A Devon Collins charge toward the net put SU up 10-5 just eight minutes in.But 30 seconds later, Albany secured a turnover and got out in transition as attack Maureen Keggins only had to beat SU defender Kasey Mock. As she ran down the field, the entire Albany contingent stood up, waiting to see if she could convert.Keggins juked past Mock and put the ball in the back of the net and the Great Dane faithful erupted.“What we talked about was not letting it really get away from us,” Albany head coach John Battaglino said. “They were so good on the draw, and we just kept scrapping, just trying to build on a goal, then a defensive stand and get back into it. Nobody was afraid to go to the net.”The shot sparked a 4-0 run for Albany, which cut the lead to 10-9 with under 11 minutes to play.The score seesawed down the stretch. Syracuse would score, but Albany would come right back, and it wasn’t until Kayla Treanor gave the Orange a 13-11 lead on a free-position shot with 3:08 to play that Syracuse had any semblance of control.After the Orange controlled the draw, closing it out meant just holding on to the ball.“I think everyone wants the ball at the end of the game,” Treanor said. “Everyone wants to score at the end of the game. It’s just about being patient and getting the right opportunity and it just opened up and I got an opportunity.”The tone of Syracuse’s postgame press conference was one more of relief than satisfaction.The statistics show a game that Syracuse should have won far more easily. The final score shows a game that Albany fought just to stay afloat.“It’s definitely frustrating,” Murray said. “I think every time we get the opportunity, we want to score, we want to put the ball away. Some of it’s a little bit of bad luck, hitting the pipe a couple times. But it’s just the way the game goes.“A win’s a win and we were able to pull it out.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hamilton in pole position

first_imgHe shares the front row with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.Jenson Button and fellow McLaren driver Fernando Alonso start at the back of the grid after being punished for changes to their engines.last_img

Marler handed two-game ban following hearing

first_imgMarler had already apologised for the remarks about Lee’s heritage – which were made during the Six Nations clash between the two sides.He’ll also pay a 20-thousand pound fine to an equality charity.The punishment’s been handed out by World Rugby – after tournament bosses decided not to take any action.last_img

… Real One Rates Lightweight Division Nigeria’s as Most Competitive

first_imgRilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, has proclaimed that the lightweight division is currently the most competitive and the best on the Nigerian boxing scene.Oladosu is due to fight Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu in a national lightweight bout challenge on Sunday.The flamboyant boxer explained that the division has the best groomed Nigerian boxers. “Today, the lightweight category has the best boxers. It has Joe Boy (Oto Joseph), Berinja (Tope Agboola), Hamzat (Mubarak), myself and of course, my next opponent at GOtv Boxing Night, Hameed. These guys might be my rivals, but they are all talented guys.The former national lightweight champion also expressed his desire to challenge for the African belt and dethrone his compatriot, Joe Boy.Two all-female bouts are also scheduled for the event, as Rodiat Ibrahim will square up against Rodiat Yusuf, while Adedeji Abiodun will take on Cynthia Ogunsemilore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more