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Bacary Sagna admits Arsenal’s fear of bigger teams stopped them winning the league

first_imgSagna won the FA Cup in his last ever appearance for the Gunners in 2014 (Picture: Getty Images)‘Maybe it was because we put too much pressure on ourselves.‘Most of the games we had to play, we played well and we won. But for example when we had to play against the top four, we found it difficult to play against them at that time.‘I believe we under-evaluated ourselves. Playing for Chelsea image-wise was something different. They used their image a lot, they used to have some big players in the national team and we used to talk about them more than they talked about us.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‘Maybe in our heads, they were bigger players than us. On the pitch, we had as much quality as they had whenever we played, and when we played the Arsenal way nobody could beat us.‘I believed nobody could beat us. We used to play simple passes, one, two-touches maximum. ‘But I believe we under-evaluated ourselves which is a big mistake in life.’MORE: Ashley Cole reveals how Arsenal’s collapse convinced him to join ChelseaMORE: Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger reveals satisfaction when Watford wrecked Liverpool’s unbeaten seasonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 May 2020 2:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Shares Sagna never won the league during his seven years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Bacary Sagna believes Arsenal’s fear of bigger sides prevented them from winning the Premier League title under Arsene Wenger in the 2010-11 campaign.The Gunners pushed themselves to within one point of leaders Manchester United in February, but a typical collapse in the latter stages of the season abruptly ended their title challenge.Sir Alex Ferguson’s side went on to claim the title that year, while Wenger’s side made it a sixth successive season without winning the league.And former Arsenal right-back Sagna believes his side had an inferiority complex when it came to crunch games against top-four sides.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We just played game by game and we were winning a lot but obviously and eventually when we had to perform in certain games, we were failing,’ Sagna told Arsenal’s In Lockdown podcast. Advertisement Advertisement Bacary Sagna admits Arsenal’s fear of bigger teams stopped them winning the league Commentlast_img

UPV grad scores double whammy in 2 board exams; No. 2 in chemical technician…

first_img7. Querubin Padura Gapas – Bicol University –Legazpi (88.20 percent) ILOILO City – His goal was just to pass twoboard exams for chemical technicians and chemists. 4. Ma. Carmela Perez Dela Cruz – University ofthe Philippines – Manila (89 percent) “Damo-damogid opportunities for chemists. Perodaw gusto ko gid maging teacher,” said Grabato who was also an honorstudent at Iloilo Central Elementary School and UP High School – Iloilo City. 8. Deborah Sia Nicdao of University of thePhilippines- Manila (88.05 percent) 9. Jeb Reece Habulan Grabato of University ofthe Philippines – Visayas -Iloilo City (87.70 percent) “My achievement is hers as much as it is mine.Single mother siya, so siya na lang gid ga-provide sa amon. Gusto ko mabayluhan ang tanan ngasacrifices niya, maayo man kay wala kosiya na-disappoint,” added Grabato. Grabato was a Bachelor of Science in Chemistrygraduate, magna cum laude, of the University of the Philippines Visayas here. The next goal is to land a job, he said. 2. Jeb Reece Habulan Grabato of University ofthe Philippines – Visayas and Ed Ivan Mesa Bardoquillo of Ateneo De DavaoUniversity (92.50 percent) 2. Gerry Marl Saturos Gubantes of Universityof the Philippines – Los Baños (89.65 percent) The Top 5 in the chemical technician licensureexam were: 1. Milton Bianda Dela Rosa Jr. of AdamsonUniversity (93.50 percent) The Top 10 in the chemist licensure exam were: 3. Teody Lagnason Gumabat of Mindanao StateUniversity – Iligan Institute of Technology (92 percent)center_img 4. Kiesha Dianne Apas Achumbre of Universityof San Carlos, Angelica Escobal Aguila of Notre Dame Marbel University, ViennaAl Marie Valleser Dela Cerna of University of San Carlos, and Jese Jone Nacarioof Cebu Institute of Technology University (91.50 percent) Jeb Reece Habulan Grabato. FACEBOOK The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)announced the results of the two board exams on Oct. 14. He was thus pleasantly surprised, according to21-year-old Jeb Reece Habulan Grabato, when he ranked No. 2 (92. 50 percentrating) in the recent licensure exam for chemical technicians and No. 9 (87.70percent rating) in the licensure exam for chemists. A total of 457 out of 1,085 examinees passedthe chemist licensure examination while 2,298 out of 2,834 examinees hurdledthe chemical technician licensure examination. 6. Justin Allen Kuan Lim of University ofSanto Tomas (88.60 percent) 1. Andrew Exequiel Sanchez Tabilog ofUniversity of the Philippines – Los Baños (92.25 percent) 5. Kitz Paul Delgra Marco – University of thePhilippines – Manila (88.95 percent) He dedicated his feat to his mother Rita, hisinspiration, he said. “I was surprised. Wala gid ko ga-expect,” he told Panay News. “May pa-bonuspa nga topnotcher.” 5. Dave Nazareno Pangilinan of XavierUniversity (91 percent) 3. Juan Salvador Salay Dantis – University ofthe Philippines- Diliman (89.30 percent) 10. Nikko Angelo Salvador Carisma of Dela LaSalle University -Manila (87.35 percent)./PNlast_img

Decatur County Hospital Reaccredited Under DNV-GL Healthcare

first_imgGREENSBURG – Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) scored well after a survey in June by DNV-GL Healthcare, an international healthcare accrediting corporation.The accreditation process takes into consideration patient safety standards, as DNV-GL prides itself on safeguarding life, property and the environment.Hospital officials have been notified that the facility is in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals.  DCMH has been awarded with re-accreditation for the next three years.DCMH Director of Quality Brad Green said it’s a bonus for the hospital and community.“It looks to make sure we are following the rules and guidelines set up for CMS for Medicare and Medicaid for our hospital. It allows us to prove we are following guidelines as needed,” Green commented.last_img

Star names for Matron Stakes

first_img Press Association Richard Hannon’s Sky Lantern won the 1000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and the Sun Chariot Stakes in a stellar three-year-old campaign. Integral has progressed through the ranks and was an impressive winner of the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot. Sky Lantern and Integral are just two of the star names among 46 for the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes on September 13 during Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown.center_img Some smart three-year-olds are also engaged with Clive Brittain’s Rizeena, Lightning Thunder, Kiyoshi and Certify entered. The home defence is headed by John Oxx’s promising My Titania and a strong team from Aidan O’Brien that includes Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Marvellous. Duntle, first past the post two years ago for David Wachman, Fiesolana, Purr Along and Flying Jib are others who may fight to keep the prize at home. Christy Grassick, manager of Coolmore, said: “Coolmore are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious race. “Always an exciting contest, this clash of the generations between Europe’s leading three-year-olds and their older counterparts forms an important part of Irish Champions Weekend.” last_img

Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1; reach FA Cup final

first_imgLONDON: Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to book their place in an all-London FA Cup final, helped by two glaring errors from goalkeeper David de Gea and an own goal by Harry Maguire.Chelsea, who face rivals Arsenal in the August 1 showpiece, had lost to United three times this season but dominated the match and took control with goals either side of halftime from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was delighted with the discipline of his team, who ended United’s 19-game unbeaten run. “People ask a lot at this time of the year about mentality and character and our team was full of it today,” he told the BBC after the match at an empty Wembley, the national stadium’s gates locked because of the COVID-19 pandemic. United were forced into a change at 0-0 late in the first half when Eric Bailly was carried off after clashing heads with fellow defender Maguire, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bringing on Anthony Martial to create more attacking threat. But it was Chelsea who took the lead 11 minutes into first-half stoppage time when Giroud flicked a cross by captain Cesar Azpilicueta at De Gea who failed to get enough of a hand on the ball to stop it spinning over the line. Chelsea doubled the lead a minute after the restart when Mason Mount pounced on a poor pass by Brandon Williams to shoot from the edge of the box. It looked like De Gea would make a comfortable save but he could only steer the ball into the net. “I know David is a very mentally strong keeper and person but of course he knows he should save that one. But that’s part of football,” Solskjaer said, adding that the Spaniard would remain the club’s first-choice keeper. United struggled to create any chances to narrow the deficit and Chelsea sealed the victory when Maguire, under pressure from Antonio Rudiger, connected with a cross from Marcos Alonso with his studs and diverted the ball past the hapless De Gea. United scored a consolation goal when Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty in the 85th minute Solskjaer was left to rue his decision to drop his usual FA Cup goalkeeper Sergio Romero and put De Gea in the starting team despite errors by the Spain keeper earlier this season. By contrast, Lampard kept faith with his number two keeper Willy Caballero who has been limited mostly to cup appearances for Chelsea this season. The Argentine had a quiet afternoon with a tired-looking United rarely threatening. The win leaves 42-year-old coach Lampard, the club’s record goalscorer, on course for a positive first season in charge of Chelsea who look on course to qualify for the Champions League, possibly alongside United, as well as reaching the FA Cup final. Agencies Also watch: #NewsMakers: Prof Devesh Walia, Dept if Environmental Studies, NEHU Shillonglast_img

Solskjaer Considered for Caretaker Role after Mourinho’s Sack

first_img*Pochettino not interested in Manchester United jobManchester United sacked manager Jose Mourinho yesterday after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club.Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being considered as likely caretaker manager. Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances during his 11 years at Old Trafford and is best remembered for scoring the winner in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1999. The sacked Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles, but they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool.The club has made a change after no progress with results or style despite spending nearly £400m on 11 players.United also said the new substantive manager will understand the philosophy of the club, including their attacking tradition.It is understood players and staff are not happy after a disappointing and unsettling period during which young players were not developed.United is sixth in the Premier League, but closer to the relegation zone than to leaders Liverpool, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday.The decision to sack Mourinho, which will cost more than £18m (about $24m), has been taken in the long-term interests of United with a view that the club is bigger than any one individual.Mourinho is understood to have wanted his own structure, but the new manager will be appointed with a head of football above him reporting to Executive Vice-chairman Ed Woodward.A United statement said: “A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”The club hopes to appoint a caretaker manager before they face Cardiff City on December 22 but it will not be assistant manager Michael Carrick or academy boss Nicky Butt.The candidate will be drawn from outside the club, but will not be former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino who was tipped as likely replacement for Mourinho has distanced himself from speculation linking him with the vacant managerial job at United, insisting he is focused on giving his best to the North London club.But, when asked yesterday about his potential interest in the job at his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s north London derby against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, Pochettino insisted he is only focused on Spurs.He told reporters: “I want to send my best wishes to (Mourinho). I am so sorry, I know him well, and it’s sad news. It’s not my business what happens at another club, I just want to send my best wishes to Jose.”United’s haul of 26 points after their first 17 Premier League games is their worst tally at this stage of a season since 1990-91.They are 11 points off the top four, which would earn a Champions League qualification place.The sacking of Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal in May 2016 and signed a contract extension in January, comes after a fall-out with £89m record signing Paul Pogba, who was an unused substitute for the defeat at Anfield on Sunday.Following a 1-1 draw with Wolves, Pogba said he wanted United to be able to “attack, attack, attack” at home, which led Mourinho to say the France midfielder would no longer be the club’s “second captain”.After Mourinho was sacked, a post which said “caption this”, along with a knowing expression on Pogba’s face, appeared on his Twitter account before being deleted.Former United Captain, Gary Neville, replied: “You do one as well!”United later claimed it was a “scheduled marketing post” by Pogba’s sponsors Adidas.Mourinho’s third season did not begin well after missing out on key transfer targets in the summer, and two defeats in the first three league games – to Tottenham at home and Brighton away – meant his side were playing catch-up with the leading teams.By October, there were reports Mourinho might be sacked prior to the home game against Newcastle, but after the team trailed 2-0, they turned it around to win 3-2 and seemingly buy the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss more time.Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes attempted to calm matters earlier this month by taking the step of issuing a statement to say his client was “very happy” and “fully committed” to the club.Despite reaching the Champions League last 16, where United will play Paris St-Germain, they have won just one of their past six games in the Premier League.Mourinho’s dismissal continues his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.Only once has he made it into a fourth campaign, but he left Chelsea on 20 September 2007 during his first spell at Stamford Bridge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

Global itch

first_imgAustin Vogel | Daily TrojanDr. Ed Avol, professor of clinical preventative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, spoke on how global warming would increase the spread of vector-borne diseases — such as those from ticks and mosquitoes — during the Global Health Speaker Series event on Monday. The event is part of the USC Global Health Awareness Week 2014.last_img

Mackenzie Weaver’s versatility an asset for Syracuse volleyball

first_imgMackenzie Weaver was frustrated. The freshman outside hitter had just seen her team give away the third set of the match against Siena and Syracuse, who had been up 2-0 was staring at a 3-1 deficit in the fourth. The Orange was still winless on the season and Weaver didn’t want to continue that trend. She turned to the rest of her team and yelled, “Urgency! Let’s go!” She proceeded to pick up three of her six kills in that final set, which took SU five match points to claim, in what ended up being the team’s first and only win thus far.“We realized either we were going to come away and we were going to five and push our luck or we were going to fold up,” she said after the game. After the departure of Nicolette Serratore, Silvi Uattara and Monika Salkute, Syracuse had a gaping hole at outside hitter. Although just a freshman Weaver has started filling that role, playing in all seven games and starting in five. The versatile freshman figures to be a key contributor for the Orange (1-6) when it takes on Northwestern (5-4) on Friday at 8 p.m. in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Weaver played at four different positions — outside and opposite hitter, middle blocker and setter — throughout her four years of high school. Libero Belle Sand credits that with her quick learning curve. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Having players that can play front row and back row, all-around players is exactly what you want on the court,” Sand said. “… She knows the angles that she can work.”With vocal leader and middle blocker Santita Ebangwese out due to illness against Siena and Penn State, the team struggled to stay consistent on defense. In her place, Weaver was the one directing the team, shouting “ball’s up” or letting the team know where a pass or shot was coming from.However, offense is Weaver’s strong suit and she stated that her role for the foreseeable future is on the offensive end, a consistent weakness for this year’s team, especially against larger more experienced programs.“She has definitely become one of our go-to players,” Sand said. “I know that when we are struggling with someone putting away a ball you go and count on Kenzie to go and put that away for you. She knows her shot and has a fast arm swing.”Weaver has also said that she wants to become a leader for the team, including its upperclassman, and use her experience from all around the court to establish herself as a presence on the court.After the Siena match, Weaver shone against one of the top teams in the country against then-No. 17 Penn State. Facing arguably the best team that SU played, Weaver led the team in kills with nine, despite playing with an injured thumb. While Syracuse eventually fell to Penn State, a glimpse of what Weaver could bring to the team both on and off the court emerged as Syracuse heads to the Midwest for the second time in less than a month.“We expect her to be this type of player (and) she has much more potential,” Yelin said. “With time she is going to be only better.” Comments Published on September 14, 2016 at 11:25 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Ranieri calls for cool heads after winning CL start

first_imgGroup G’s other game saw Porto and Copenhagen draw one-apiece. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants his players to keep their feet on the ground after a perfect start to their first ever Champions League campaign.The English title-winners beat Club Brugge 3-nil in Belgium in their opening group match.Ranieri says there’s still a long way to go.last_img