Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal instead

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 2:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal instead Van de Beek netted on his debut vs Crystal Palace, though United lost (Picture: Getty)Wright feels United have much more pressing needs to strengthen other areas of the team and is worried Van de Beek does not quite fit into the starting XI, instead believing he would have been perfect elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Donny van de Beek, he’s someone that I wish someone more like Arsenal could have taken,’ said the former Gunners striker on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.‘When you look at Pogba, what he’s doing, and you look at Bruno Fernandes – that is Donny van de Beek’s position.‘So people are thinking they’re going to see Van de Beek [sitting] with Pogba and Fernandes, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.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‘Because as much as he can play there, that’s not his preferred position to play.‘So again, spend the money, yeah he’s a great player and yes take him, but you’ve still got to look for the players that you know are going to improve your team.’ Commentcenter_img United have a number of glaring holes in their squad but midfield was not one (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘Listen, Donny van de Beek will be a good player for Man United in time because he’s a quality player. But is he what they need right now?’Fellow pundit and former Manchester City defender Micah Richards agreed, chiming in: ‘Van de Beek, for me, was a panic buy. He’s got good ability, I’ve watched loads of clips of him, and he is a good player, but…’MORE: Luis Suarez endorses Lucas Torreira’s transfer from Arsenal to Atletico MadridMORE: Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek reveals conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his best positionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Gunners icon feels Van de Beek is not the ideal fit for United (Picture: Premier League Productions)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has questioned Manchester United’s decision to sign Donny van de Beek and feels he would have been better suited to a club such as the Gunners.United have endured a difficult transfer window, failing to land top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with their only new arrival coming in the form of £35million recruit Van de Beek from Ajax.The move did draw some puzzled looks, however, with the versatile Dutchman preferring to play an attacking, box-to-box role in midfield – taking up positions already occupied by Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lauren wins Astor Salver by six

first_img6 Jun 2013 Lauren wins Astor Salver by six Teenager Lauren Taylor warmed up for her bid for a second British amateur title with an impressive six shot win in the Astor Salver at The Berkshire. The 18-year-old international from Woburn was armed with a new putter and had 12 birdies during the 36-hole event, finishing at seven-under par. Lauren (image © Leaderboard Photography) had scores of 70 on the Red course and 68 on the Blue and commented: “It was nice to put two really solid rounds together and to shoot quite low. “It was a nice warm-up for the British – I know I’m playing well and I’m hoping for a good week,” she said. The championship, at Machynys Peninsula in Wales, starts on Tuesday. Lauren won the British two years ago when, at the age of 16, she became the youngest-ever champion. Regaining the title is high on her target list for this season, as is a place in the Ricoh Women’s British Open, which she also played in 2011. She’s just back from her first year at Baylor University in Texas where she scored a major success in US collegiate golf by winning her conference championship. “I’ve gained a lot of confidence from being in America, I feel as though I’ve grown up a lot,” she said. Lauren was also happy to succeed college team-mate Hayley Davis (Ferndown) as the winner of the Astor Salver. “It’s nice to keep it in the team!” she said. Curiously, all Lauren’s bogeys in the tournament were on par threes – but they were more than outweighed by her birdies, including a closing run to the second round of birdie, birdie, par, birdie. “It was a pretty good run and it’s always nice to birdie the last hole.” Since returning home from the USA, Lauren has also travelled to Holland to play in the Deloitte Ladies Open on the LET Tour, where she made the cut. Astor Salver leading final scores Par 145 (73 on Red Course, 72 on Blue Course) 138 Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 70 68. 144 Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 75 69, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 72 72. 145 Chelsea Masters (Highwoods) 73 72. 146 Katie Warren (Wrag Barn) 71 75 148 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 74 74 149 Louisa Tarn (Sunningdale) 74 75. 150 Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa) 75 75, Lucy Goddard (Mid-Herts) 78 72, Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 76 74. 151 Rachel Lewis (Southerndown) 76 75 152 Abbey Gittings (Walmley) 75 77, Abi Laker (Frilford Heath) 76 76, Sophie Powell (Stockport) 75 77, Elizabeth Prior (Burhill) 74 78, Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 77 75. 153 Katherin O’Connor (West Byfleet) 79 74. 154 Georgina Blackman (Chelmsford) 78 76, Emma Carberry (Highwoods) 79 75.last_img read more

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UPDATED: Matt Brind’ Amour scores twice to lead Leafs to 4-4 draw against Hawks

first_imgSunday Nelson ends the preseason with a return match against the Hawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs open the regular season Friday, September 12 against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game time is 7 p.m.Leafs open exhibition season Wednesday in Beaver ValleyThe Nelson Leafs broke camp Sunday and now coach and GM Dave McLellan will get an opportunity to see his players in action as the Heritage City squad travels to Beaver Valley Wednesday to face the Nitehawks.The game is the first of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition seaon for the Leafs and second for the Hawks.Nelson travels to Creston Friday before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday the Leafs conclude the preseason with a game against the Hawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs open the regular season Friday, September 12 against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game time is 7 p.m. Matt Brind’ Amour scored twice to pace the Nelson Leafs to a 4-4 tie against Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition action in Fruitvale.Robson Cramer and Sam Weber added singles while Liam Hall has two assists for the Leafs.Nelson led 3-2 after one period before the Hawks scored twice in the second to grab a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.Both teams played a roster filled with younger players as the respective coaching staffs looked over their teams.The game was the second in as many nights for the Hawks, which dumped Creston 5-1 Tuesday at home.Nelson meets Creston Friday before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

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Cattlewomen’s Corner: Samba Steak Stir Fry

first_imgThis recipe is from Beefitswhatsfordinner.com. 1 lb beef top round steak, cut 1-inch thick 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips 1 cup broccoli florets 2 medium carrots, sliced 1 / 2 cup snow peas, trimmed 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 / 2 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted 1 cloves garlic, minced, divided 1 / 4 cup water Salt 1 / 3 cup sesame-ginger stir-fry sauce 1 / 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 3 cups hot cooked brown or white rice, prepared without butter or salt. 1. Combine …last_img read more

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Another walk-off win for the Crabs

first_imgThe Humboldt Crabs recorded their third walk-off win of the summer to open their midweek series with the San Leandro Ports at the Arcata Ball Park on Tuesday night.Bronson Grubbs broke the deadlock on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the ninth inning, driving home McCarthy Tatum for the winning run in a 3-2 victory.The Crabs trailed for much of the night, with the Ports scoring single runs in both the second and fourth innings for a 2-0 advantage.But the home team saved the best for last, …last_img read more

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Farmers watching Lake Erie algal bloom forecast for 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseEven if they have never hooked a walleye or basked in the sun on a Lake Erie beach, many farmers took a keen interest in today’s algal bloom forecast — especially after yesterday’s Kasich Administration announcement about new measures targeting agriculture and Lake Erie water quality.“Compared to the last couple of years this will be a more moderate bloom than last year, or 2015 or 2011, definitely,” said Richard Stumpf, NOAA oceanographer. “But any bloom is not good. There will be scum out there but not like we saw last year.”NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria of a 6 on the severity index, with a range between 5 and 7.5. The severity index is based on a bloom’s biomass over a sustained period. The largest blooms, 2011 and 2015, were 10 and 10.5, respectively. Last year’s bloom had a severity of 8.Bloom size and toxicity do not always correlate, however.“A big question is about the toxicity and right now we can’t forecast that. It is about not only how much bloom there is but also how much toxicity the individual cells are producing. In 2014 the algae cells were producing lot of toxin and they did it earlier and that is why they had the problem in Toledo. In some years, there is much less toxin produced by the cells,” Stumpf said. “We are trying to pin down the timing too. This year it appears that the bloom is a little earlier and also the blooms tend to change through the season. So there may be a period where it is stronger and then weakens.”As more is learned about HAB, more insights into addressing the nutrient loss situations on farms are being gained. Greg LaBarge, a CCA with Ohio State University Extension, was on hand at the algal bloom forecast event today to address questions about the role of agricultural nutrient loss and measures being taken to address those challenges.“The big thing for us is that every acre needs to have implemented on it the 4R nutrient stewardship concepts thinking about it both from a crop production standpoint as well as an environmental standpoint. We need to keep that rate where it needs to be to produce crops and think about placement of that somewhere off the surface of the soil. We can even think about multi-year applications if we keep it off the surface,” LaBarge said. “The source, both manure and commercial fertilizer, can be managed with rates that correspond to what our agronomic need is. The other thing we need to think about is managing the water in relation to what is coming off of the field. That will be the next thing we need to do to refine and start really focusing in on those higher contributing fields and putting practices where they need to be.”Today’s Lake Erie forecast is part of a NOAA ecological forecasting initiative that aims to deliver accurate, relevant, timely and reliable ecological forecasts directly to coastal resource managers and the public. Rainfall from March through July is one of the factors considered in several models used for predicting the algal bloom.“The rain drives the runoff which produces the loads in the rivers. So if you have a particularly wet spring you have a higher load of phosphorus going into rivers, which go into the Lake. It was wet in May and sort of average in March and April and June was intense then dry then intense then dry,” Stumpf said. “When it was intense it seemed bad, but it averaged out overall. We actually had a fairly average year for total rainfall, just not average every month. We don’t look at the rainfall intensity. We look at what ends up in the rivers. The rainfall gives us an indication, but we are ultimately looking at what goes in the rivers.”Warm temperatures did give the HAB a head start this year, which is being closely watched by researchers. In recent years, visible blooms have not appeared until late July or early August. This year, Lake Erie’s western basin warmed almost two weeks earlier than usual, reaching 70 degrees the last week of May, leading to the appearance of a small bloom.“This early start does not change the forecast severity, because the bloom is determined by the amount of phosphorus that goes into the water,” Stumpf said.And, like everyone else listening to today’s forecast, Stumpf is hoping for solutions.“Lake Erie is Ohio’s Lake. Everybody enjoys the Lake and from what I have seen, the agricultural community wants to help,” he said. “Once we figure out the right way to address this, let’s go and get it done.”last_img read more

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Grizzlies make 13 3-pointers, beat Clippers

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Detroit improved to 7-3 with its fifth victory in six games. Avery Bradley had 24 points, and Tobias Harris added 20.Sacramento lost its seventh straight game to fall to 1-8. Zach Randolph led the Kings with 19 points. /cbb Read Next LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Blake Griffin had 30 points for the Clippers, and Patrick Beverley had 23.The Clippers were 4 of 26 from 3-point range, while the Grizzlies went 13 of 31.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPISTONS 108, KINGS 99.DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds to help Detroit beat Sacramento. Wilder wants to get rid of Stiverne, then unify heavyweights Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, defends against a shot by Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. APLOS ANGELES, United States — Mike Conley scored 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies made 13 3-pointers and dominated off the bench to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104 on Saturday.Marc Gasol added 21 points and Tyreke Evans had 20 to top four reserves in double figures. The Memphis backups outscored the Los Angeles reserves 55-22.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo ready to face Manchester United F.C. despite long rest: Zinedine Zidane

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is as sharp as when he scored twice for Real Madrid in the Champions League final in June and is ready to face Manchester United in the European Super Cup, the Spanish club’s coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday.Ronaldo was allowed to report for pre-season training later than his team mates after playing in the Confederations Cup with Portugal and missed the Liga team’s tour of the United States, instead going on a promotional tour of Asia.He returned to full training for the first time on Saturday.The 32-year-old has not played for Real since the 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff, after which reports emerged from Portugal that he wanted to leave Real after being accused of tax evasion by the Spanish authorities.Ronaldo, who denied any wrongdoing in a statement released by his agency Gestifute last month, has made no public statement following the original report in Portuguese newspaper Record although Spanish media say he has decided to stay at Real.Ronaldo was expected to remain in Madrid after joining up late with the squad but Zidane, who on Tuesday will target a sixth trophy as Real coach, said the prolific Portuguese forward had every chance of playing against his former side United.”What has impressed me the most is that he is in the same condition as in the final and two months ago, that’s what I care about the most and what he cares about,” Zidane told a news conference on Monday ahead of the game in Skopje.advertisement”The fact he has come with us here means a lot, and it means he is ready to play. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll see if he does. Many things have happened and there has been a lot of noise as usual, but he is calm.”Ronaldo joined United from Sporting aged 18 after impressing in a pre-season friendly and developed into a global star at Old Trafford, winning the Ballon d’Or for the first time in 2008 and collecting three Premier League titles and the Champions League.He left United to join Real for a then world record fee of 80 million pounds ($104.21 million) in 2009 and has won three Champions League trophies and two Liga titles in the capital as well as becoming the club’s all-time top scorer in 2015.”He is a very important player for our squad and, regardless of the number of days he’s spent training, it was important that he travelled with us because he has an important role,” said Real captain Sergio Ramos.”Even if he doesn’t play, his presence is important.”($1 = 0.7677 pounds)last_img read more

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10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios is eager to delay his move to Real Madrid.Having just won the Copa Libertadores in fine style, the youngster is in no rush to move to Europe.”My idea is to stay at River a little longer, enjoy this moment and take advantage of everything that comes along,” he said.”I’m very happy and enjoying where I am.”Leaving aside what was just achieved, we always need to compete for more here.” last_img read more

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10 months agoTalking Tactics: Pogba Man Utd masterclass; Arsenal vulnerability; Zaha lazy

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorAlex Keble FollowShare the loveHave your say Talking Tactics: Pogba Man Utd masterclass; Arsenal vulnerability; Zaha lazyby Alex Keble10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points thanks to a 5-1 victory against a weary, disorganised Arsenal outfit struggling with injuries. Unai Emery chose the wrong formation for his side’s trip to Anfield, which became something of a theme for the weekend.Ralph Hasenhuttl made the same error (selecting a back four rather than a back five) as his Southampon team lost to Manchester City, while Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur looked clueless in the second half of their game against Wolves. Any suggestion of a Spurs title challenge has been quickly shouted down.Here are three things we learnt from the weekend action:1) Emery’s 4-2-3-1 formation leaves Arsenal weak on the flanks and in the middleThere are numerous reasons why Arsenal’s defence was unable to prevent a Liverpool rout on Saturday evening, but the blame lies largely with manager Unai Emery; his move to a back four confused the centre-backs, isolated the full-backs, and left them looking light in midfield. Ainsley Maitland-Niles seemed unsure of his role throughout the first half, loitering high up the pitch to leave the struggling Stephan Lichtsteiner with too much to do. The Swiss was directly at fault for the first and third Liverpool goals, his performance characterised by an anxiety and hastiness caused by a lack of support down his side of the pitch. On the other flank, Alex Iwobi was equally poor at tracking back, which is why the two Liverpool full-backs so frequently received long diagonal passes into the attacking third. Jurgen Klopp’s strategy allowed the hosts to grind Arsenal down in the first half.But it wasn’t just out wide that Emery got it wrong. By instructing Aaron Ramsey to say high alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (who doesn’t work hard enough for games as intense as these), Lucas Torreira was often left without a passing option in the middle of the park. Ordinarily he would have wing-backs in line with him as an outlet, and instead there was nobody – explaining why he was caught in possession moments before Liverpool’s crucial second goal.A return to 3-4-3 – more secure at centre-back and more balanced out wide – will almost certainly happen in midweek.2) Hasenhuttl’s initial tactical mistake proves costly for high-pressing SaintsSouthampton could have beaten Man City, and not just because they should have had a penalty moments before James Ward-Prowse’s own goal. Hasenhuttl’s unexpected shift to a 4-3-3 formation proved to be a costly mistake – even though it only lasted 15 minutes before he switched – with their subsequent performance offering encouragement for Saints fans and for those hoping to take points from Man City this season.Hasenhuttl’s 4-3-3 took narrowness to the extreme. Three forwards practically holding hands were unable to prevent City from passing out from the back, and their three midfield players were too preoccupied with David Silva to cover the width. City glided, unchallenged, down the flanks over and over in the first 15, eventually leading to the opener as Bernardo Silva repeated a familiar trick of joining Riyad Mahrez to make dual right wingers. It was a threat Southampton should have seen coming, and yet their narrow 4-3-3 suggested Hasenhuttl had not anticipated City’s strength out wide.He quickly changed back to the 3-4-2-1 to successfully shut down the flanks (in this system, wing-backs can get tight to the winger safe in the knowledge that a third centre-back and shuffle across to act as an auxiliary full-back). From this point on, Southampton’s high press unsettled the visitors, while Mario Lemina’s interesting position to the left of the front three (he kept dropping deeper to become a backup centre-mid) blunted both Silvas.If only Hasenhuttl had played 3-4-2-1 from the start, City’s dreadful run might have continued.3) Zaha’s failure to track Jorginho let Crystal Palace downIt was no surprise to see Crystal Palace sit in an ultra-deep defensive shell and invite Chelsea pressure; that’s the standard Roy Hodgson solution when playing the top six, and it almost worked perfectly at Selhurst Park. However, Wilfried Zaha badly let them down by failing to defend properly, explaining, in the process, why he isn’t trusted as a winger against the big clubs. Everyone knows that man-marking Jorginho is the best way to blunt Chelsea. It means they cannot funnel possession through their metronome and must instead dramatically reshuffle, often unsuccessfully. But as the other nine players dropped into a formation ten yards in front of Jorginho, Zaha let the Brazilian do whatever he wanted.In the end it was David Luiz’s killer ball over the top that led to N’Golo Kante’s winning goal, but the clipped pass came from exactly the defensive midfield position that Zaha should have been covering. Had Zaha tracked Jorginho throughout the match, he would also have been in the right place to stop Luiz – who instead was afforded all the time in the world to pick out his man. It’s pretty clear why Hodgson rarely gives Zaha a wide role in big matches; he cannot be trusted to do the dirty work.Best of the Week – Paul PogbaAnother masterclass from Paul Pogba on Sunday showed why the Frenchman needs a team to be built around him; he won’t perform well when tamed, and yet given the freedom to roam can dominate a match like few other players in the world. He was everywhere at Old Trafford, linking superbly with Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he hasn’t done much tactical training yet, suggesting that United are riding a wave of optimism through the Christmas period. The hard work will begin when the fixture list calms down in January – at which point we will see just how much effort Pogba is willing to make for the new Man Utd manager.Worst of the Week – Spurs’ second half performanceTottenham failed to record a single shot on goal in the second half of their 3-1 defeat to Wolves, highlighting the perils of Mauricio Pochettino’s refusal to rotate effectively during the winter schedule. However, the problem also lies in a lack of creativity and doggedness in central midfield (they need to sign a Moussa Dembele replacement) and the increasingly poor performances of Kieran Trippier. Kyle Walker-Peters deserved to start again on Saturday. last_img read more

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