Emery fires Ozil warning over lack of fitness

first_imgThe 30-year-old trained on Wednesday morning ahead of the return leg on Thursday, where the Gunners will be looking to overturn a 1-0 loss in Belarus.Emery has faced questions on an almost-weekly basis about the former Germany international after taking the decision to drop him from the team on several occasions.Ozil’s performances have tailed off in recent times, with ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioning whether his new, club-record contract had left the player in the ‘comfort zone’.“First, mostly, the key is in his hand,” Emery replied when Wenger’s opinion was put to him.“And he is working very well this week. I ask him in our conversations to be consistent.”Emery however did say the player has to train more consistently if he is to be selected in the future.“When you can train with regularity, consistency, you can help us after in the games.“Now I think this week is good for all the players because we are in an important moment for the season.“He needs to be consistent, be available for training, for the matches. Without the injuries, without being sick. Like that, I think we can see the best Mesut with us.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Emery fires Ozil warning over lack of fitnessLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery has told midfielder Mesut Ozil he needs to shake off his minor injuries and illnesses to earn a regular place in the side.Ozil missed last week’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg defeat to BATE Borisov as he was still feeling the effects of a sickness bug, with Emery opting to leave Arsenal’s highest-paid player at home.last_img read more

Video: Not seen the Cuadrado goal and Morata run yet? Watch it here

first_img1 At 2-0 up, Juventus appeared to be sailing into the Champions League semi-final at Bayern’s expense.Paul Pogba scored early and then Juan Cuadrado added the second before half-time in Munich.But the hosts battled back to force extra-time and then win 4-2 at the end of 120 minutes, but let’s just admire this Juve goal for a moment.First there was Alvaro Morata’s mazy run with Cuadrado having the composure to fool the oncoming Philipp Lahm and hold off Mehdi Benatia before shooting.The winger is on loan from Chelsea and will spend the season in Italy, though he could find a place in the Blues’ team when a new manager is appointed at Stamford Bridge. Watch Juan Cuadrado’s goal and Alvaro Morata’s run below last_img read more

Everton reaction: ‘What Kopite was put in charge of our opening fixtures?!’

first_img1 The Premier League fixtures for the 2017/18 season have been announced, and fans are starting to get excited for the upcoming campaign which is nearing ever closer with each passing day.Well, most fans anyway.Everton supporters have taken to social media to react to their confirmed fixture list – a fixture list that has left fans distraught.The Toffees have undoubtedly been handed the toughest start of all 20 top flight sides; though they host Stoke on the opening day, they must then play Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United away – with the visit of Spurs in the middle of that run.SEE ALSO: Revealed – Everton’s fixture list for 2017/18 Premier League seasonThat means four of their first five games come against teams that finished in the Premier League top six last term, and it is not ridiculous to think Ronald Koeman’s side could be bottom of the table by the middle of September.Of course, if the Toffees come through those opening games with a solid points total, it could set them up for a campaign in which they break into the top six – or maybe even the top four.We collect some of the best social media reaction from Everton fans, including talkSPORT’s own Mike ‘Porky’ Parry, below… Everton have been handed a disastrous opening to the 2017/18 Premier League season last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgWeekly NotesThe U10s took part in a blitz in Derry on Saturday against Ardmore, Derrytrasna and Claudy. Most of the team have moved up from u8s, and performed very well in their 3 games.The use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website. The club’s ‘football for fun’ program continues on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the astro turf; €2 per child. The program will be for 6-12 year olds. There is an astroturf tournament on Saturday 2nd March at Pairc Colmcille; 6-a-side with 2 subs. €50 entry per team. €150 for winners. 16 teams straight knock out. Soup, sandwiches and light refreshments on the day. Proceeds to Naomh Colmcille. To enter a team contact Stephen on 086-7785999A sports quiz is being held on 15th March; more details to follow.A Night at the Races is being organised on Easter Sunday (31st March); more details to follow.Registrations for 2013 are now available from Sharon Monaghan (registrar) – senior player €50, non-playing member €20, junior member €10, family membership €50. Registration will be taken at the AGM. Registrations will only be taken up to 25th March 2013.Copies of the Donegal yearbook (€10 each) are now available from Catherine Clarke.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.Good luck to John Fullerton and his St. Eunans teammates in the semi-final of the MacLarnon cup. Training ScheduleInformation here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated daily. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player per week. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches. All players need to be registered by 25th March.U8. U8 training starts Saturday 16th March at 11:00 am sharp for one hour. U10. U10 training starts Friday 15th March at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U12. U12 training starts Friday 15th March at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour.U14. U14 training starts Saturday 2nd March at 12 noon sharp for one hour.Minors. Training on Monday (25th) at 8 pm. Membership needs to be paid at training. See Facebook page and website for more updates during the week.Seniors / Reserves. Training at the pitch on Tuesday (26th) and Thursday (28th) at 8:00 pm. Bring boots and runners. Challenge match on Saturday – details at training and on club website during the week.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoThe numbers drawn were 15, 3, 10, 12, 18. Closest match was four numbers; the winner of €75 was Matt/Conal/Jordan McDaid, The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

CYCLING – RAS DUN NA nGALL TO TAKE PLACE IN ARDARA IN JUNE

first_imgThe Four Masters Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Town Traders, has just announced that the 2013 Ras Dhun na nGall three-day stage race will take place in Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 31st May, 1st and 2nd of June.Online entry and an accommodation list are now available on the club website, www.fourmasterscycling.com The fee is €65 per person, with an early bird reduced price on €55.00 for entries received before midnight on 30th April 2013. The race is open to A2 and A3 riders. Entry closes on Friday 24th May or earlier if booked upRace details will be available online shortly and it is expected that the route will be identical to last year’s. The mountain time trial returns again, and the final stage will finish on top of Glengesh. The racing will be hard and fast on the Donegal roads with plenty of spectacular scenery and good Ardara hospitality as a bonus, so riders are asked to enter early as the race field is limited to 180 places.    CYCLING – RAS DUN NA nGALL TO TAKE PLACE IN ARDARA IN JUNE was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUBRas Dun Na nGalllast_img read more

MARTIN PICKS UP LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

first_imgTHERE was a time in Milford when people thought there were THREE Martin Barretts!How could one man do so much for ladies football in his parish?But the truth is, to use a football chant, ‘there’s only one Marty Barrett’! And last night the Milford GAA club coach and mentor to ladies footballers of all ages was rewarded as he was named Ulster Ladies Gaelic Volunteer of the Year 2014.He is pictured receiving his award from the President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association Joe Quill. MARTIN PICKS UP LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: November 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:awardLadies FootballMarty BarrettMilfordlast_img read more

DERRY’S ‘BEST PLAYER’ QUITS AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH

first_imgJAMES Kielt has quit the Derry senior championship panel.The Kilrea man, described by Joe Brolly as the county’s best, was left on the bench against Down.He has not turned up for training since, Derry GAA sources confirmed. James Kielt’s decision to quit the panel ahead of the Ulster semi-final against Donegal on June 27 is another blow to the county.Former county star Brolly said he was astonished to see Kielt on the bench at Celtic Park.Cailean O’Boyle and Terence O’Brien were brought on in Celtic Park June 7 while Kielt stayed on the bench.Derry will play Ulster champions Donegal at Clones bidding to reach the final for the first time since 2011. Kielt is a stunning player, able to hit scores from all sorts of long distance options.Donegal meanwhile mauled Armagh last weekend.During the Derry/Down game, Joe Brolly said Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was astonished to see Kielt on the bench. DERRY’S ‘BEST PLAYER’ QUITS AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by John2Share 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:DerrydonegalJames Kieltquitslast_img read more

LADIES GAELIC: THIS SATURDAY’S U14 FIXTURES

first_imgROUND 4 of the U14 County Championship will take place this Saturday, April 23.Clubs are asked to play the games on Saturday – clubs who don’t have county players on their panels can play this Sunday.Division 1 North/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilNa Dunaibh v MuffMilford v BuncranaTermon v MovilleUrris v St Eunan’sDivision 1 South/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilMac Cumhaills v BundoranArdara v N ConaillSt Naul’s v Four MastersGlenfin v A RuadhDivision 2 North/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilCarndonagh no gameMalin no gameBurt v ConvoyRed Hughs v R EmmetsDivision 2 North/East Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilN Columba v GlenswillyTermon B v N MuireCloughaneely v Gaoth DobhairDungloe v Killybegs  LADIES GAELIC: THIS SATURDAY’S U14 FIXTURES was last modified: April 18th, 2016 by John2Share 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

Eden Hazard admits he is still feeling effects of World Cup: ‘I am tired’

first_img ADVICE Hazard could not find the breakthrough against Everton REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED MONEY BEST OF Latest Football News Hazard played in the final weekend of the World Cup The forward’s future has dominated the headlines in recent months after he admitted he still ‘dreams’ about moving to Real Madrid.However, speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Hazard insists he has always been happy at Stamford Bridge.He added: “For the last seven years with Chelsea, I have always enjoyed myself.“When I am on the pitch I try to give happiness, first to me and then to the fans who are watching the game.“At the moment, we are doing well and that’s why I am doing well. So I am happy to play at the moment.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 The 27-year-old has been in majestic form off the back of a sensational World Cup – his exploits earned him the Silver Ball in Russia as Belgium finished third.And when asked if the summer tournament had any lasting effects on his freshness, Hazard said: “Believe me, I am tired!“But I think I’m in good condition to play.“Last year I got an injury with my ankle for three months. So that’s why I’m fresh now.“And when you are happy on the pitch you can try some things. I’m just enjoying myself.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Eden Hazard has revealed he is still tired from the World Cup after playing the full 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Everton.The Belgian winger was starting his first Premier League game since a minor back injury and Maurizio Sarri was originally not sure whether his star man would last the whole game.But Hazard’s services were required until the end and, although he went close for the Blues, he ultimately couldn’t add to his seven league goals this season. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Chelsea boss Sarri stretched his remarkable unbeaten run in English football to 12 league games with the stalemate against Everton on Sunday.But Hazard says they are not interested in staying unbeaten, they only want to keep pace at the top of the table.“To draw games is not so good,” he continued.“At the moment, we are winning more than we are drawing.“We don’t want to think about that [staying unbeaten], we just need to think about staying at the top, so at the end of the season we want to win something.”last_img read more

HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND MEETING WITH MINISTER AS FEARS GROW OVER LGH

first_imgHOSPITAL campaigners are set to turn up the heat on TDs – and have demanded a meeting with Health Minister Dr James Reilly.Donegal Action for Cancer Care are calling on our Donegal Oireachtas Members to now publicly state what they are prepared to do to protect services at Letterkenny General Hospital.It is a fortnight since DACC highlighted their concerns regarding the possible downgrading of the hospital by the constant chipping away at services and budget shortfalls. Campaigner Betty Holmes said: “We were accused by some at the time of scare mongering, but since that we have had the General Manager at the hospital admit this situation –  and also Prof John Crown agree with DACC – that cancer services are not secure when other services are impacted on.“DACC believe that an audit of A& E is currently underway at LGH  giving cause for fears that the unit will have it’s opening hours reduced.“Politician’s can tell us they are fighting for the hospital but we now need them to tell us publicly what actually they doing and more importantly what they are prepared to do.“It is vital that those who were elected by the people of Donegal to do a job, now tell us what they will do to protect the hospital. We now need real actions.” DACC have requested an overdue urgent meeting with Dr James O’ Reilly & Mr Cathal Magee and are asking that that meeting be in Donegal where interested parties can attend.DACC has set out its concerns as follows:* We are not prepared to have the serious and indeed critical situation left as it is.* We are not prepared to have our hospital left with the “crumbs from the table”.* We are not prepared to have Letterkenny General Hospital punished for it’s high performance. * We will not allow Donegal patients to suffer for Government’s failures.* We will not let the Government & HSE downgrade our destroy our hospital services.THE following is the letter sent to Dr Reilly:Re: meeting request in Dublin or Donegal re impact of budget shortfalls at LGH Dear Minister O’ Reilly,We DACC are calling on you to meet please with us DACC, Donegal Oireacthtas Members & other interested parties as a matter of urgency to clarify how you will address budget the impact of budget shortfalls at Letterkenny General Hospital.* We are not prepared to have the serious and indeed critical situation left as it is.* We are not prepared to have our hospital left with the “crumbs from the table”.* We are prepared to have Letterkenny General Hospital punished for it’s high performance.* We will not allow Donegal patients to suffer for Governments failures.* We will not let you & the Government downgrade our destroy our hospital services.We are prepared to go to Dublin at relatively short notice such is this meetings importance but it should really happen in Donegal.We are not again prepared to just receive an acknowledgement letter stating that our letter will “brought to the Ministers attention”We expect an immediate reply with a date for this overdue meeting.As the situation at Letterkenny General Hospital does not appear to be a priority on the National agenda, we in DACC now have to look at how we the people can address this.Hard signed copy will be in Monday’s post.___________________Betty Holmes, Chairperson.CC: Junior Minister Dinny Mc Ginley, Deputy Joe Mc Hugh, Deputy Padraig Mc Lochlainn, Deputy Charlie Mc Connalogue, Deputy Pearse Doherty, Deputy Thomas Pringle, Senator Brian O’ Domhnaill, Senator Jimmy Harte, Mr Sean Murphy, General Manger LGH.HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND MEETING WITH MINISTER AS FEARS GROW OVER LGH was last modified: July 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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:A&E hoursBetty HolmesDACCJames Reillyletterkenny general hospital cutslast_img read more