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23 May 19
The Sun
ARSENAL have promised premier season-ticket holders Champions League football next season — before they have even qualified. The Gunners face a third successive season in the Europa League if they fail to beat Chelsea in the final on Wednesday. Unai Emery faces missing out on Champions League football next season But according to their club website, a bullet point on a link to their membership benefits reads: “As a Platinum Member you will enjoy ticket access to every competitive first-team fixture including Premier League, Uefa Champions League, the Emirates FA Cup and English League Cup.” Arsenal have also risked the wrath of all season-ticket holders by giving them just 12 days to work out if they can afford to pay for the 2019-20 campaign. An email to Gold Member ticket holders read: “With the result of the Europa League determining which competition we will be participating in next season, we cannot confirm season-ticket prices until after the final. “Renewals will open on the afternoon of Thursday May 30, 2019 and close on Monday June 10, 2019.” Arsenal fans are already having to fork out thousands to make it to Baku to see the final — which has already been marred by travel complications.” Meanwhile, Arsenal are phoning fans in a desperate bid to sell their Europa League final tickets. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST ARSENAL NEWS” term_id=”880″ posts_number=”6″ /] The Gunners, who sell out their 60,000-seater stadium almost every game, have shifted just 3,500 of their 6,000 allocation for next week’s final against Chelsea in Baku. Followers of both clubs have shunned the game due to the difficulty and expense of making the 5,600-mile round trip, with the Blues selling around the same as their opponents. But Arsenal have been cold-calling and emailing season-ticket holders and members to try to get rid of their 2,500 seats. [bc_video video_id=”6040008672001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Desperate Arsenal are phoning fans to try and flog Europa League final tickets v Chelsea amid Baku farce”]
23 May 19
The Irish Sun
ARSENAL have promised premier season-ticket holders Champions League football next season — before they have even qualified. The Gunners face a third successive season in the Europa League if they fail to beat Chelsea in the final on Wednesday. Unai Emery faces missing out on Champions League football next season But according to their club website, a bullet point on a link to their membership benefits reads: “As a Platinum Member you will enjoy ticket access to every competitive first-team fixture including Premier League, Uefa Champions League, the Emirates FA Cup and English League Cup.” Arsenal have also risked the wrath of all season-ticket holders by giving them just 12 days to work out if they can afford to pay for the 2019-20 campaign. An email to Gold Member ticket holders read: “With the result of the Europa League determining which competition we will be participating in next season, we cannot confirm season-ticket prices until after the final. “Renewals will open on the afternoon of Thursday May 30, 2019 and close on Monday June 10, 2019.” Arsenal fans are already having to fork out thousands to make it to Baku to see the final — which has already been marred by travel complications.” Meanwhile, Arsenal are phoning fans in a desperate bid to sell their Europa League final tickets. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST ARSENAL NEWS” term_id=”880″ posts_number=”6″ /] The Gunners, who sell out their 60,000-seater stadium almost every game, have shifted just 3,500 of their 6,000 allocation for next week’s final against Chelsea in Baku. Followers of both clubs have shunned the game due to the difficulty and expense of making the 5,600-mile round trip, with the Blues selling around the same as their opponents. But Arsenal have been cold-calling and emailing season-ticket holders and members to try to get rid of their 2,500 seats. [bc_video video_id=”6040008672001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Desperate Arsenal are phoning fans to try and flog Europa League final tickets v Chelsea amid Baku farce”]
23 May 19
The Scottish Sun
ARSENAL have promised premier season-ticket holders Champions League football next season — before they have even qualified. The Gunners face a third successive season in the Europa League if they fail to beat Chelsea in the final on Wednesday. Unai Emery faces missing out on Champions League football next season But according to their club website, a bullet point on a link to their membership benefits reads: “As a Platinum Member you will enjoy ticket access to every competitive first-team fixture including Premier League, Uefa Champions League, the Emirates FA Cup and English League Cup.” Arsenal have also risked the wrath of all season-ticket holders by giving them just 12 days to work out if they can afford to pay for the 2019-20 campaign. An email to Gold Member ticket holders read: “With the result of the Europa League determining which competition we will be participating in next season, we cannot confirm season-ticket prices until after the final. “Renewals will open on the afternoon of Thursday May 30, 2019 and close on Monday June 10, 2019.” Arsenal fans are already having to fork out thousands to make it to Baku to see the final — which has already been marred by travel complications.” Meanwhile, Arsenal are phoning fans in a desperate bid to sell their Europa League final tickets. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST ARSENAL NEWS” term_id=”880″ posts_number=”6″ /] The Gunners, who sell out their 60,000-seater stadium almost every game, have shifted just 3,500 of their 6,000 allocation for next week’s final against Chelsea in Baku. Followers of both clubs have shunned the game due to the difficulty and expense of making the 5,600-mile round trip, with the Blues selling around the same as their opponents. But Arsenal have been cold-calling and emailing season-ticket holders and members to try to get rid of their 2,500 seats. [bc_video video_id=”6040008672001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Desperate Arsenal are phoning fans to try and flog Europa League final tickets v Chelsea amid Baku farce”]
23 May 19
The Scottish Sun
A PUBGOER today told how he saw a man shot in the head as cops fired at the London Bridge terrorists. Simon Edwards was out with pals at the Wheatsheaf pub when the three rampaging men were gunned down by police. Armed cops raced to take down the rampaging terrorists in the attack in June 2017 Eight people died and 48 were injured in the attack He told the inquest into the eight terror attack deaths on June 3, 2017, he saw blood pouring from Neil McLelland’s head as they looked out at the horror from the pub window. The bystander – who survived – was shot as police released a hail of bullets which streaked past Mr Edwards’ head. Eight people were killed and 48 injured after murderous trio Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched a van and knife attack in the tourist hotspot. Mr Edwards saw them at the start of their 10 minute rampage, when he saw the three men walking towards him in a spaced-out line. They appeared to have sticks or “something glowing” in their hands, he said, before he was quickly pulled back into the pub by his partner. When the trio moved closer, Mr Edwards could see that one of them was a bearded Asian man in an Arsenal shirt carrying a large knife. He was trying to kick in the pub door. Mr Edwards told the court: “He had canisters down his torso. I thought it was some kind of bomb. “As the guy with the Arsenal top attempted to smash the window, a guy walked past. The two others set upon him and the guy (in the Arsenal top) went to join them. “All three of them were attacking the gentleman. They were running at him like a pack of wolves.” [quote credit=”Jonathan Hough QC”]The bullet came directly past you.[/quote] When they finished the attack on the man in the Arsenal top began walking back to the pub, before it was filled with blue lights and a volley of bullets was heard. Mr Edwards said he then noticed blood coming from Mr McLelland’s head, who had been standing just behind him. Jonathan Hough QC, counsel for the coroner, asked Mr Edwards: “The bullet came directly past you.” Mr Edwards replied “yes it looks that way”, adding he hadn’t been aware of it but realised he had blood on his face and knee pain. He said: “I am led to believe it was from shrapnel from the police bullets.” Mr Edwards said he braved opening the pub door to shout for a paramedic because he feared “every second was critical” in light of Mr McLelland’s head injury. He told the inquest he saw one of the attackers on the ground near police officers, adding: “I remember he was handcuffed. His legs were moving, so I knew he was not dead. The suicide vest was still in place.” TERRORIST TAKE DOWN PC Tim Andrews told the coroners court earlier a suspect who was “pacing around looking like he was looking for somebody else to attack” was shot after he rushed at a police marksman. He said: “The officer immediately got out of the passenger side. He was holding a firearm. It was initially pointing down towards the ground but one of the three started closing in on him.” PC Andrews said “shoot him” as the attacker got within yards of the marksman who raised his gun and opened fire, before he “fell to the floor immediately”. The officer said he approached the attacker and saw “he had his hands clenched to his chest and he was covered in blood”. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He was groaning and moving his eye as PC Andrews spotted what appeared to be a suicide belt taped to his body and shouted for everyone to get back. PC Andrews radioed in at approximately 8.18pm to confirm that three males had been shot. Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed in the attack, which lasted less than 10 minutes. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched a van and knife attack in the tourist hotspot Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed The murderous trio launched an attack after driving a van at pedestrians on London Bridge A huge area surrounding the bridge and Borough Market was cordoned off [bc_video video_id=”6038142178001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”CCTV of Angel of London Bridge Kirsty Boden moments before she was stabbed to death by terrorists as she tended to victim”] [bc_video video_id=”6038946407001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”CCTV of London Bridge terror victim Ignacio Echeverria, 39, cycling before he used skateboard to fight terrorists”] We pay for your stories! 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23 May 19
The Irish Sun
A PUBGOER today told how he saw a man shot in the head as cops fired at the London Bridge terrorists. Simon Edwards was out with pals at the Wheatsheaf pub when the three rampaging men were gunned down by police. Armed cops raced to take down the rampaging terrorists in the attack in June 2017 Eight people died and 48 were injured in the attack He told the inquest into the eight terror attack deaths on June 3, 2017, he saw blood pouring from Neil McLelland’s head as they looked out at the horror from the pub window. The bystander – who survived – was shot as police released a hail of bullets which streaked past Mr Edwards’ head. Eight people were killed and 48 injured after murderous trio Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched a van and knife attack in the tourist hotspot. Mr Edwards saw them at the start of their 10 minute rampage, when he saw the three men walking towards him in a spaced-out line. They appeared to have sticks or “something glowing” in their hands, he said, before he was quickly pulled back into the pub by his partner. When the trio moved closer, Mr Edwards could see that one of them was a bearded Asian man in an Arsenal shirt carrying a large knife. He was trying to kick in the pub door. Mr Edwards told the court: “He had canisters down his torso. I thought it was some kind of bomb. “As the guy with the Arsenal top attempted to smash the window, a guy walked past. The two others set upon him and the guy (in the Arsenal top) went to join them. “All three of them were attacking the gentleman. They were running at him like a pack of wolves.” [quote credit=”Jonathan Hough QC”]The bullet came directly past you.[/quote] When they finished the attack on the man in the Arsenal top began walking back to the pub, before it was filled with blue lights and a volley of bullets was heard. Mr Edwards said he then noticed blood coming from Mr McLelland’s head, who had been standing just behind him. Jonathan Hough QC, counsel for the coroner, asked Mr Edwards: “The bullet came directly past you.” Mr Edwards replied “yes it looks that way”, adding he hadn’t been aware of it but realised he had blood on his face and knee pain. He said: “I am led to believe it was from shrapnel from the police bullets.” Mr Edwards said he braved opening the pub door to shout for a paramedic because he feared “every second was critical” in light of Mr McLelland’s head injury. He told the inquest he saw one of the attackers on the ground near police officers, adding: “I remember he was handcuffed. His legs were moving, so I knew he was not dead. The suicide vest was still in place.” TERRORIST TAKE DOWN PC Tim Andrews told the coroners court earlier a suspect who was “pacing around looking like he was looking for somebody else to attack” was shot after he rushed at a police marksman. He said: “The officer immediately got out of the passenger side. He was holding a firearm. It was initially pointing down towards the ground but one of the three started closing in on him.” PC Andrews said “shoot him” as the attacker got within yards of the marksman who raised his gun and opened fire, before he “fell to the floor immediately”. The officer said he approached the attacker and saw “he had his hands clenched to his chest and he was covered in blood”. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He was groaning and moving his eye as PC Andrews spotted what appeared to be a suicide belt taped to his body and shouted for everyone to get back. PC Andrews radioed in at approximately 8.18pm to confirm that three males had been shot. Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed in the attack, which lasted less than 10 minutes. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched a van and knife attack in the tourist hotspot Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed The murderous trio launched an attack after driving a van at pedestrians on London Bridge A huge area surrounding the bridge and Borough Market was cordoned off [bc_video video_id=”6038142178001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”CCTV of Angel of London Bridge Kirsty Boden moments before she was stabbed to death by terrorists as she tended to victim”] [bc_video video_id=”6038946407001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”CCTV of London Bridge terror victim Ignacio Echeverria, 39, cycling before he used skateboard to fight terrorists”] We pay for your stories! 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23 May 19
The Sun
A PUBGOER today told how he saw a man shot in the head as cops fired at the London Bridge terrorists. Simon Edwards was out with pals at the Wheatsheaf pub when the three rampaging men were gunned down by police. Armed cops raced to take down the rampaging terrorists in the attack in June 2017 Eight people died and 48 were injured in the attack He told the inquest into the eight terror attack deaths on June 3, 2017, he saw blood pouring from Neil McLelland’s head as they looked out at the horror from the pub window. The bystander – who survived – was shot as police released a hail of bullets which streaked past Mr Edwards’ head. Eight people were killed and 48 injured after murderous trio Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched a van and knife attack in the tourist hotspot. Mr Edwards saw them at the start of their 10 minute rampage, when he saw the three men walking towards him in a spaced-out line. They appeared to have sticks or “something glowing” in their hands, he said, before he was quickly pulled back into the pub by his partner. When the trio moved closer, Mr Edwards could see that one of them was a bearded Asian man in an Arsenal shirt carrying a large knife. He was trying to kick in the pub door. Mr Edwards told the court: “He had canisters down his torso. I thought it was some kind of bomb. “As the guy with the Arsenal top attempted to smash the window, a guy walked past. The two others set upon him and the guy (in the Arsenal top) went to join them. “All three of them were attacking the gentleman. They were running at him like a pack of wolves.” [quote credit=”Jonathan Hough QC”]The bullet came directly past you.[/quote] When they finished the attack on the man in the Arsenal top began walking back to the pub, before it was filled with blue lights and a volley of bullets was heard. Mr Edwards said he then noticed blood coming from Mr McLelland’s head, who had been standing just behind him. Jonathan Hough QC, counsel for the coroner, asked Mr Edwards: “The bullet came directly past you.” Mr Edwards replied “yes it looks that way”, adding he hadn’t been aware of it but realised he had blood on his face and knee pain. He said: “I am led to believe it was from shrapnel from the police bullets.” Mr Edwards said he braved opening the pub door to shout for a paramedic because he feared “every second was critical” in light of Mr McLelland’s head injury. He told the inquest he saw one of the attackers on the ground near police officers, adding: “I remember he was handcuffed. His legs were moving, so I knew he was not dead. The suicide vest was still in place.” TERRORIST TAKE DOWN PC Tim Andrews told the coroners court earlier a suspect who was “pacing around looking like he was looking for somebody else to attack” was shot after he rushed at a police marksman. He said: “The officer immediately got out of the passenger side. He was holding a firearm. It was initially pointing down towards the ground but one of the three started closing in on him.” PC Andrews said “shoot him” as the attacker got within yards of the marksman who raised his gun and opened fire, before he “fell to the floor immediately”. The officer said he approached the attacker and saw “he had his hands clenched to his chest and he was covered in blood”. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He was groaning and moving his eye as PC Andrews spotted what appeared to be a suicide belt taped to his body and shouted for everyone to get back. PC Andrews radioed in at approximately 8.18pm to confirm that three males had been shot. Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed in the attack, which lasted less than 10 minutes. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched a van and knife attack in the tourist hotspot Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed The murderous trio launched an attack after driving a van at pedestrians on London Bridge A huge area surrounding the bridge and Borough Market was cordoned off [bc_video video_id=”6038142178001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”CCTV of Angel of London Bridge Kirsty Boden moments before she was stabbed to death by terrorists as she tended to victim”] [bc_video video_id=”6038946407001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”CCTV of London Bridge terror victim Ignacio Echeverria, 39, cycling before he used skateboard to fight terrorists”] We pay for your stories! 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23 May 19
News Africa Now

Send your thoughts to theeditor@football365.com Manchester United transfer committeeSo, having read all about Man Utds groundbreaking plan to use previous players as a committee to decide on transfers, I was mortified. Who, in god’s name, thinks that Darren Sodding Fletcher has the pedigree to pass comment on the capability of other players? I mean, he was […]

23 May 19
Dream Team FC
Exactly one-year to the day that Unai Emery was announced as Arsene Wenger’s successor, Arsenal’s hierarchy are on the charm offensive. Following Ivan Gazidis’ acrimonious departure from north London back in September, the boardroom at Arsenal has been marooned in a state of flux. The sudden exit in January of Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat added to the disruption, after what had been touted as an exciting voyage into a new era for Arsenal, with a shift towards progressing with a modern football model, was seemingly crumbling in its infancy. You can’t see the knife in Emery’s back Raul Sanllehi, a man originally appointed as Head of Football Relations, formed a coalition alongside Vinai Venkatesham to cover the vacant Managing Director role following Gazidis’ departure. During his time with Barcelona, Sanllehi forged a reputation as one of the smoothest operators in European football. However, in his one-and-a-half year stint with Arsenal, fans are yet to see any evidence of the boardroom guru who was supposed to return the club back to its former glory. Barcelona regrettably let him go in 2017 This summer could be a tipping point in the future of Arsenal. The bulk of fans have reluctantly renewed their patience with Stan Kroenke for a few more months, more out of hope than expectation, as it’s now the first summer window in which the American’s KSE company have full ownership of the club. With pressure on Kroenke to provide the funds, Sanllehi, alongside Venkatesham, have the sizeable task of appeasing fans with quality signings, as well as appoint a new Technical Director – widely tipped to be former ‘Invincible’ Edu. The man with a plan? In their latest bid to right the wrongs of the previous regime, Arsenal’s brains trust took part in a duel interview on the club’s media channel to project some much-needed transparency to fans. The conversation has almost exclusively been well-received and, for what you would have expected to be an interview draped in red tape, it provided a robust analysis of Sanllehi and Venkatesham’s work to date and also quizzed them on their future plans. The interview, spread out over two 20 minute-long videos, saw Venkatesham give a staunch vote of confidence to Emery at a time when rumblings over his long-term future are becoming increasingly prevalent. “I can say, absolutely, categorically, (if we had the chance to) we would have appointed Unai again,” he declared. “We’re really pleased with the impact he’s having at Arsenal and we’re delighted with his appointment.” Out with the old and in with the new After their show of faith in Emery, Sanllehi went onto reassure fans that transfer targets have not only been identified, but discussions with potential signings are ongoing and have been for a number of months. “What I can tell you is that we have identified very clearly and unanimously with our head coach and technical people, we know what we want to prioritise,” he said. Brothers in arms “We’re already in the market and we’re already talking with the people that can help us to cover those positions. “I feel quite strong on the inputs that I’m getting so far. I believe that we have a very good plan to cover those positions to be much stronger next year to deliver the success that we’re all hoping for.” The pair, once again led by Sanllehi and his superbly husky voice, continued their charm offensive by taking responsibility for the mess that the club made of Aaron Ramsey’s failed contract renewal. “He was really keen on staying with us, he was ready to make the effort but at the end of the whole process we had to be responsible for ourselves and protect the interests of Arsenal,” Sanllehi declared. “We realised we were going to cause an imbalance (if we paid over the odds to keep him) that would have been very harmful for the team’s sake in the medium and longer term.” They hold the power The pair go onto acknowledge the club’s bloated wage bill, insist that precautions are in place to deal with the potential of another season without Champions League football, and reveal that Kroenke remains in almost constant contact about club affairs over WhatsApp. On the surface, it’s a nigh on faultless performance from the pair. However, is all actually as it appears? The sceptics among the Arsenal faithful have pointed towards a timely coincidence that occurred following the release of the second part of the interview on Wednesday evening. No more than an hour after Sanllehi can be heard declaring that the club are already in negotiations with new signings, season ticket holders were hit with emails about renewals for next season. 4pm: Raul Sanllehi says "we have a very good plan" for transfers. 5.45pm: Arsenal send season ticket renewal email. Have to admire that. — Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) May 22, 2019 A conveniently-timed leak of the frankly glorious new Arsenal Adidas kits added further fuel to the conspiratorial fire. However, more so than a rumoured master plan designed to sell season tickets and shirts, it’s the endless false dawns of the past that should give Arsenal fans cause for concern when listening to Sanllehi and Venkatesham. Take my money, every single penny of it Far too often have the Gunners been on the cusp of a turning point, only to be let down by stubbornness in the transfer market, or impotence in the negotiating room. Failed pursuits of Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain are still talked about to this day, with the contract fiascos of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Alexis Sanchez flying the flag for the latter. Ultimately, it’s actions that will always speak louder than words. Has anyone got a spare quid? Sanllehi and Venkatesham have played a masterstroke on this occasion and their words have largely filled Arsenal fans with confidence and optimism for the future. However, what happens in the summer will be the true measure of how fans should judge the work of the pair, rather than what was said before the clutch months. Arsenal fans, see you in August. WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE OF DREAM TEAM COACH TV
23 May 19
KahawaTungu

A Ugandan man will spend at least 18 months behind bars for insulting his wife. Mike Komakech, a resident of Got Moyo village is said to slighted his spouse, Elsa Onim on separate occasions. Magistrate Mike Okonye while delivering his ruling said that Komakech used obscenities to insult his wife contrary to Section 128(3) of […]

23 May 19
nkiruokaforblog.com

Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, has said the club decided not to offer Aaron Ramsey a new deal, because matching his wage demands would have been “very harmful” to the squad’s dynamic. Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer on July 1, after accepting a deal in February that will see him earn […]

23 May 19
Metro
‘I remember playing Superleague games in front of a couple of hundred people’ (Picture: Eliza Morgan) Rachel Dunn is a veteran shooter, England Netball legend and genetic scientist. At 36 she is playing the best netball of her life and has just been named in the Roses squad for this summer’s World Cup in Liverpool. She wasn’t included in last year’s Commonwealth Games squad, but she has more than proved her worth to any doubters. A near faultless performance at the Quad Series in January made Dunn an undeniable option for selection – she scored 25 of 26 shots against South Africa and was named player of the match – her experience, physical strength and unorthodox style mean she’s a serious threat for any opposition. ‘I’ve been a part of this sport for, well, a long time, and since I first started out, both domestically and internationally, it has boomed massively,’ Dunn tells Metro.co.uk. ‘I remember playing Superleague games in front of a couple of hundred people, and now – well, I just played the Superleague final at the Copper Box, it was a sell-out, the crowd was amazing, and there was full TV coverage. It’s a whole different world, and the progress we have made is incredible.’ Dunn has played more than 200 Superleague games across her 16-year career, and she first donned the iconic England dress in 2004. She has two Commonwealth bronze medals to her name, so a medal from a home World Cup would top off a stellar career. ‘It’s great to be in netball at this moment. The opportunity to have a home World Cup and build on the momentum of last year’s gold medal – it’s really incredible,’ says Dunn. ‘When that crowd roars for us it feels like there’s another player on court’ (Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for England Netball) ‘I know the crowd are going to deliver. The Quad Series in January was the perfect example, both in the Liverpool and at the Copper Box, the crowd was just electric. I know what it’s like to have the home crowd behind you – they really are like an eighth player, and that can be really invaluable. ‘I think the UK, generally, is really good at supporting when we are the home nation – we saw it at the Olympics in 2012 – people just love having something to get behind. When that crowd roars for us it feels like there’s another player on court.’ This January’s Quad Series was Dunn’s calling card, giving her the platform to show England coach Tracey Neville exactly what she can do. But missing out on the win makes it a bittersweet memory for the shooter. ‘The fact that we beat both New Zealand and Australia, then had a blip against South Africa – it came down to just goal difference, so that was really annoying for me,’ says Dunn. ‘But to put in a couple of stellar performance against the top nations – it was a critical time to do that, it was really important.’ [metro-fact-box title=”The England Roses World Cup squad” colour=”blue” icon=”exclamation”] Helen Housby (GA, GS) Joanne Harten (GS, GA) Natalie Haythornthwaite (WA, GA) Rachel Dunn (GA, GS) Serena Guthrie (C, WD) Jade Clarke (C, WD) Chelsea Pitman (WA) Natalie Panagarry (C, WD) Layla Guscoth (GD, WD) Eboni Usoro-Brown (GK, GD) Geva Mentor (GK) Francesca Williams (GD, WD) [/metro-fact-box] She may have missed out on last summer’s gold medal glory, but consistent performances for her Superleague side, Wasps, have kept Dunn in contention. She knew she had more to give on the international stage. ‘After the World Cup in 2015 I was kind of on the edge of the England programme, I took a step back from it. But, I’m not getting any younger and I’m still playing OK, so I decided to come back into the fold again and see what happens. ‘I had the opportunity against Australia in the Quad Series and I just really, really enjoyed it. The team was playing really well, it all just clicked and we managed to get that result. It still gets to me that a couple more goals would have got the win.’ Dunn is a master of the double life. Alongside weekly Superleague matches and now, intensive England training camps, she is also a genetic scientist – in her day job she works on the latest DNA techniques for non-invasive pregnancy screening. So how on earth does she balance such a demanding career with the schedule of an elite, international athlete? ‘I have very accommodating employers, and accommodating coaches basically,’ explains Dunn. ‘I do think that I skirt along the border of craziness sometimes, depending on how busy it is – but it’s just something that I have always done. ‘I came up in an era when there wasn’t a full-time programme available. You had to have a job, otherwise you wouldn’t survive. And there are still a lot of Superleague players now who are in that situation. We do still need more funding. ‘Right now, excitement levels in the England camp are sky high’ (Picture: Eliza Morgan) ‘Hopefully, as the game progresses, we will be able to get more Superleague players to go part-time – then they will be able to train more and that will increase the standard of the entire league. ‘But for me – I just got used to doing it. You get used to being tired a lot. My one weakness is that I’m not very good at replying to emails – that’s the one thing that kind of goes out the window. So I’m definitely a bit slacking in some areas. ‘It’s all about early mornings, late nights and just having decent organisational skills – that’s what’s helped me survive up to this point, and that’s what enables me to get my work done and my training done.’ It sounds exhausting. You have to be a certain kind of person to take on this challenge and deal with the relentless pressures and responsibilities. For Rachel, she couldn’t imagine missing out on the highs she gets from playing. ‘You’ve got to grab the opportunities in life,’ she says. ‘I had the opportunity to work in a field that I love, and I decided to do the netball thing as well. I just wanted to make the most of what was available to me at that time. It’s not always easy – but I make it work with work and my coaches, so you just carry on. ‘But taking breaks is so important too! When I have downtime, I really enjoy it. I enjoy getting out in the countryside, trying to switch off. ‘I do find it actually helps doing both – working and playing elite netball. When I’ve had a really hard day at work, I can go and hit the netball court and you forget everything that’s happened. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘It’s the same the other way – you might have a bad game, but at work on Monday morning, they don’t really care how you got on at the weekend, as long as I’m getting the work done. So mentally, that does really help me because it allows me to switch from one thing to the other – and not get too bogged down in either. ‘You can’t train all the time, so it’s important for the younger generation to think about what skills they can develop while being an athlete. ‘Things that can help them in their future careers, and as athletes, there are so many transferable skills that can be applicable in a workplace – so it’s just about focusing in on that, and thinking about what you enjoy and what you can realistically manage alongside training. ‘Right now, excitement levels in the England camp are sky high. The thought of a home World Cup is just unbelievably exciting. Everyone has been playing for their domestic clubs for quite a while and to have everyone back together feels brilliant. ‘This is such an incredible time to be playing netball – this World Cup will be monumental, whether you’re playing or watching, it will be huge for the game as a whole.’ Rachel Dunn is a member of the Vitality Roses, Vitality Health and Life Insurance and Investments are proud sponsors of the Roses and Vitality Netball World Cup 2019. There are exactly 50 days to go until the Netball World Cup. The action kicks off on 12th July and Sky Sports will be live streaming every single match on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel. 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23 May 19
Consent Factory, Inc.

Back in January 2018, I wrote this piece about The War on Dissent, which, in case you haven’t noticed, is going gangbusters. As predicted, the global capitalist ruling classes have been using every weapon in their arsenal to marginalize, stigmatize, delegitimize, and otherwise eliminate any and all forms of dissent from neoliberal ideology, and in […]

23 May 19

They walk hand in hand along the coastal path and stop by an old ruin. “What is this place?” Louis asks. “It’s an abandoned tin mine.” Louis and Harry lean against the chimney stack, staring out at a choppy sea that’s crested with white surf as the chill wind whistles between them. “It is so […]