More goals, a centre-back and a striker – Arsenal fans’ verdict on what is needed

first_img 4. ‘Keep Walcott healthy’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – It’s surprising that someone with the finishing prowess Walcott possesses has only surpassed 10 goals once in his career. As he showed against West Brom, when Walcott is fully fit he can be deadly. Arsenal need to find a way of keeping him healthy. Back-to-back FA Cup wins have given Arsenal fans some long overdue success to cheer about, but if the Gunners are to win a first Premier League title since the ‘Invincibles’, they will have to make a few more tweaks to their squad.Signing Petr Cech from Chelsea has almost certainly ended their search for a top class goalkeeper but the work isn’t over for manager Arsene Wenger if he is to bring the title to the Emirates.Click the arrow above, right, to see seven things Arsenal fans want to see this season. 8 7. ‘Ozil to step up’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – The World Cup winner’s talent is undeniable, but Ozil is yet to light up the Emirates in his first two seasons. However, this will be the first time the Germany international has had a full pre-season with the Gunners and at full fitness he’ll be raring to go. 2. ‘Get back up for Coquelin’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – The dynamic Frenchman’s emergence was one of the biggest successes for the Gunners last season. Matheiu Flamini has failed to make the same impression in his second spell at the club and fans are concerned about the effect a potential Coquelin injury would have on the team given Jack Wilshere’s absence. 8 3. ‘Sign a new striker’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – Alexis Sanchez couldn’t have done much more in his maiden season at Arsenal, but the team could do with a pure goal scorer to lead the line. Olivier Giroud scores goals but is patchy in the biggest games, Welbeck has been used out wide and Theo Walcott’s fitness is an issue. Fans are clamouring for either Karim Benzema or Alexandre Lacazette to solve the team’s profligacy. 8 1. ‘Bring in a new centre-back’ – click the arrow above, right, to see seven other things Arsenal fans are saying – With the new Premier League season almost upon us, talkSPORT looks at what Arsenal fans want to see from their team, starting with new defensive depth. Laurent Koscielny has improved immeasurably over the last couple of seasons but Per Mertesacker is still prone to the occasional lapse in concentration and Gabriel is still adapting to the league. More depth is needed to ward off any potential defensive crisis. 8. ‘Score more goals’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – It seems odd to say the division’s second highest scorers need to score more, but a cursory glance at the team’s squad shows a number of players didn’t score as many as they perhaps should have. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck all scored less that five Premier League goals whilst injury victims Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott would both expect to score more, too. 5. ‘Turn up against big teams’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – Last season Arsenal only managed one win – a 2-0 victory at Man City – in their games against other inhabitants of the top four. If the Gunners are going to overhaul Chelsea at the top of the league, they’d do well to take more points off their rivals. 8 6. ‘Aaron Ramsey needs to find consistency’ – click the arrow above, right, to see what else Arsenal must do this season, according to the fans – Two seasons ago, Ramsey was Arsenal’s key man, scoring 16 goals in all competitions, whereas last campaign the Welshman plundered just one goal between August and March. On his day Ramsey can be a key weapon for Arsenal and it would massively help their cause if he could find more consistency. 8 8 8 8last_img read more

Mourinho takes aim at Man United hierarchy by calling West Ham star a ‘monster’

first_imgMoves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng were all mooted – before ultimately fell short.The Portuguese’s position at Old Trafford may soon become untenable given the way the season has started.Defeat in east London marks United’s worst start to a season for 29 years. Romelu Lukaku was marshalled out of the game superbly by the young Frenchman 2 Diop was superb for the Hammers on Saturday lunchtime Jose Mourinho appeared to make a less-than subtle dig at the Manchester United hierarchy in the wake of their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United.Felipe Anderson and an own goal from Victor Lindelof gave the Hammers a 2-0 lead going into the second-half before Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back. But it was to be in vain for the Red Devils as Marko Arnautovic finished smartly past David De Gea to give the Hammers all three points.While Mourinho’s team selection left many people confused, it was the post-match interview he gave to BT Sport which also intrigued listeners.In an apparent dig at the lack of transfer activity, Mourinho said: “Congratulations to the scout that found the 21-year-old kid, Diop. He was a monster.“He dominated everything in the duels.”Much was made of Mourinho’s failure to capture a marquee centre-half signing in the summer, despite his obvious desire to bring one in. 2last_img read more

WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen

first_imgA beautiful family home located in a quiet, scenic area less than 10 minutes from Letterkenny Town is on the market for €285,000.The property is finished to the highest standard with quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. Benefiting from a large detached garage and landscaped garden with external lighting and patio area.Occupying circa 0.6-acre elevated site lovingly finished with compacted Cranford Stone driveway and shelterbelt of treessurrounding the entire perimeter.It will undoubtedly make a beautiful family home and a must-see.You can view the full listing with photos by Joseph Reynolds here!WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen was last modified: September 22nd, 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

Ramón Laureano’s breakout a good sign for A’s in loss to Astros

first_imgHOUSTON — The good news — Ramón Laureano appears to be busting out of his slump. The bad news — that was not enough against the Astros.The A’s will usually take holding the Astros high-powered offense to three runs. But their offense is not exactly at peak performance right now. For the fourth time in their past nine games, the A’s offense was held to two runs or less in Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Astros.Laureano was the lone bright spot on offense. Struggling at the plate as he entered the …last_img read more

Stanbank urges customers to go solar

first_img16 January 2012South African financial services group Standard Bank is urging its short-term insurance customers wanting to replace faulty or burst electric geysers to do so with solar-powered ones, which will help them cut down on electricity usage and save on energy costs.According to a statement this week, Standard Bank says that traditional electric geysers are responsible for up to 50% of a household’s monthly electricity bill, though homeowners are cautious about moving to solar energy because of the costs involved.“We understand this hesitation, but also wish to support the drive towards using the nation’s sunshine to reduce demands on our power stations,” said Standard Bank Insurance Services MD Denise Shaw. “To assist customers, we have therefore decided to offer an additional service to our homeowner policy holders.”In the event that policy holders have to claim for a burst or faulty electric geyser, they may be offered the opportunity to use the claim payment to make an initial payment on a solar system instead of getting a new electric geyser.Using registered suppliersThe first step in the process would be contacting a supplier registered with the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (Sessa), who would examine what the policy owner requires and then suggest a suitable solar solution.Each insurance company will specify its own technical specifications for the solar solution to adhere to.“The claim payment that would have been used to source and install a new electric geyser will act as a deposit on the system and the homeowner will thereafter be able to use the savings accrued on water heating to help pay off the balance on a monthly basis,” Shaw said. “On an R800 per month electricity bill, these savings could be up to R 4 320 a year.”She further added that the new solar installation would be added to the homeowner’s policy. Full coverage on the solar panels and other apparatus involved would then be in place.“We feel that by offering this option we will be making a contribution to reducing electricity demand, contributing towards combating climate change and help alleviate the greenhouse gas emissions that are generated by coal burning power stations.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 15, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry today through the entire weekend for an overwhelming majority of the state. That being said, it would be smart to keep an eye out for a few scattered shower in far NE Ohio Saturday afternoon. There may be just enough instability to fire something off, but nothing that breaks the dry pattern for anyone else. The dryness continues Monday too with good sunshine to start, but increasing clouds through the day, ahead of our next boundary, which is set to arrive on Tuesday. Temperatures climb a few degrees each day today through Monday, and we expect most of Ohio to be in the upper 80s to mid-90s for Sunday (as seen on the map below) and perhaps Monday. The limiting factor for Monday temps will be clouds, as any significant increase in clouds through Monday afternoon would take just enough off our top end to keep a duplicate of Sunday out of reach. Still, a dry, warm finish to the weekend will also start next week.Our next good precipitation threat enters the state Tuesday morning, with scattered showers moving into NW Ohio and north central Ohio. In fact, moisture for Tuesday morning will be mostly north of US 30, and then the system sags southward through the balance of the day and Wednesday. A big part of Ohio will actually turn out dry Wednesday, and the most frequent and intense showers sit over the southern third of the state, but we won’t get too cute yet and cut rains off in the north in our forecast. Instead, we will just tell you to expect a later start and later finish to the rains form this event in southern Ohio. Rain totals for the 2-day event will be from .1” to 1”. Coverage will be 80% of the state.We return to a dry forecast pattern for Thursday through Saturday. Temps will be near normal.Scattered showers are back for next Sunday, coming in and hitting NW Ohio first, before sweeping south and east from there. Rain totals are not spectacular, at a quarter inch or less.For the extended period, a front for the 26th brings .25”-.75” rain potential with 80% coverage. Then we end up with lingering moisture producing a few scattered showers for the 27th and 28th. Coverage will be 30% or less, and we expect no more than .1”-.5”. A much stronger front arrives for the 29th, but moves through quickly, bringing .25”-1” and 100% coverage. Then we turn warm and dry for the 30th on through July 2nd.last_img read more

The Two Millionth Active Geocache – Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgJust one of the many congratulatory images left in a note on the two millionth geocache. Uploaded by geocacher paparazzi patsy, who added, “enjoy the honors of being the CO of the 2,000,000th cache!! And CONGRATULATIONS to the FTF!!!”Last week, we hit a major Geocaching milestone: our two millionth active geocache. This feat happened only three years after the millionth geocache, which means our favorite activity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To continue the celebration, this week we’re featuring the geocache that put us at the two-million mark: Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.Part of the Geocaching congratulations package sent to rAMPant_1 from Geocaching HQ.Take one look at the log book and you’ll see just how excited the Geocaching community is about the two millionth geocache. There are more than 1500 notes from geocachers all over the world sending congratulations and well wishes to the geocache creator, rAMPant_1.Geocacher TheRadioheads writes, “Wow, what a milestone to have: we would like to add our congratulations on having the 2,000,000th cache published.” Geocaching HQ got in on congratulating rAMPant_1 by sending a Geocaching care package. The package includes personal tags from those that work at Geocaching HQ and Lackey Geocoins. Who knows, they may end up as swag in the 2,000,000th active geocache.And that geocache is no walk in the park. The difficulty and terrain are both 3.5 and the search includes a scramble up a short, steep slope. From ground zero, you’ll get an amazing view of Alice Springs and the surrounding country.View to the west from ground zero. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.So far, Overwatch #1 only has one find by geocacher tttedzeins, but we’re guessing that this geocache will have plenty of “found it” logs soon.Note posted on the “Overwatch #1”Are you planning on making the trip to Alice Springs to log the two millionth active geocache?Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.View from the site of the two millionth geocache. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCelebrating Two Million GeocachesFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Thank you to the Geocache Hiders Video – Celebrating the 2 Millionth Active GeocacheFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh’s Bunder diamond mine, 12 other mineral blocks to be auctioned in September

first_imgThe government will auction 13 mineral blocks, including Bunder diamond mine in Madhya Pradesh, next month. The Bunder diamond mine in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has reserves of around 34.20 million carats of diamond, according to the mines ministry.Two gold blocks, Chakariya mine at Singrauli and Imaliya gold block at Katni in Madhya Pradesh, are also among the 13 mines to be up for auction, it said.The government also plans to auction mines of limestone, base metal, bauxite and graphite, it said. According to the latest data, the government has so far auctioned 68 mineral blocks which are likely to accrue an estimated revenue of ₹1.99 lakh crore to State governments over a period of 50 years. Industry body FICCI had earlier in April called for expediting auctions of mineral blocks with known or explored reserves, highlighting that the average of such sales has nosedived to around 15 mines per year after the amendment in the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act.last_img read more

6 days agoSouthampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves drawby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Danny Ings praised their character after they ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats with a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.Ings, who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, now has three goals in his last three league outings, taking his overall tally to six for the season.Despite Raúl Jiménez levelling from the penalty spot just past the hour-mark, Saints held on to pick up an important point on the road to leave Ings in buoyant mood.“I felt we could’ve won it,” he said. “But the way that we hung in there at the end showed real character from us after three defeats.“Obviously they scored from the spot which was unlucky for us, but to hang in there at the end was great.” last_img read more

3 days agoReal Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksenby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid must sell in January if they’re to buy Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.AS says Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to free up the wage bill before dipping back into the transfer market for new players. Players at the top of Madrid’s departure list are Mariano Díaz, Brahim Díaz and Isco. The latter could be of interest to Spurs as manage Mauricio Pochettino has long been an admirer of the Spaniard. Their current league form may not provide an attractive proposition for the playmaker, however. last_img read more