Kieran Tierney hails ‘frightening’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and reveals the Arsenal player that shocked him in his first training session

first_imgAubameyang’s double saw Arsenal win the FA Cup for a record 14th time (Picture: Getty)On his connection with Aubameyang at Wembley, Tierney joked: ‘Long balls, eh?!’Asked whether it was a pre-planned tactic against Chelsea, he replied: ‘100 per cent. We know that it depends if teams are pressing high, his pace… he’s the quickest player I’ve ever seen in my life.‘[Kylian] Mbappe was always the quickest I said but he’s just as quick. He’s frightening.‘If the ball’s in behind, he’s running onto it. You see the one against Man City where I played it to him and he scored, his touch just to go in and take it on his right and he still gets the chance to look up and square it and then just puts it through the goalkeeper’s legs.‘That’s unbelievable. It’s incredible.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMikel Arteta’s men return to training this weekend, with the 2020/21 campaign due to get underway on September 12.The fixtures for the new Premier League season were announced on Thursday morning and Arsenal discovered that they will start away to newly promoted Fulham.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Lyon chief provides transfer update on Arsenal and Manchester United targets Moussa Dembele and Houssem AouarMORE: Arsene Wenger reveals major regret over Serge Gnabry’s Arsenal career Comment Advertisement Martinelli stunned Tierney with his ability on the training ground (Picture: Getty)Tierney’s work ethic and lung-busting performances have quickly made him a fan favourite at the Emirates but he admits to being tested in his first few training sessions south of the border and was shocked by the standard of some of his new team-mates, notably young forward Martinelli.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For me, going into the first couple of training sessions, it was the tempo,’ the full-back explained in a lengthy chat with the Open Goal podcast. ‘Honestly, the first session, I was against Martinelli. Young boy, I knew he was good. ‘I was like “Woah, this is the standard man. He is unbelievable!”‘The effort and attitude was unreal (from Martinelli). Probably the biggest thing is the technique. I’ve not been gifted with that. All the young boys are unbelievable. Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock, their technique is incredible man.’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has blown Kieran Tierney away at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney has reserved special praise for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli while looking back on an impressive debut season in the Premier League with Arsenal. The 23-year-old was still recovering from a double hernia operation when he arrived in north London from Celtic last August and a dislocated shoulder further hampered his first few months with the Gunners. However, Tierney came into his own and nailed down the left-back spot as English football returned in March and the Scot was named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for June before starring in their FA Cup final victory over Chelsea. The Scotland international shone in the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)It was Tierney’s searching ball down the left flank to Aubameyang that led to Arsenal’s crucial equaliser in last month’s FA Cup final. Cesar Azpilicueta was treading water as Aubameyang ran onto Tierney’s perfectly weighted pass and brought down Arsenal’s captain inside the penalty area.The Gabon striker made no mistake from the spot to level up the score before dinking home an exquisite winner in the second half. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Aug 2020 11:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link243Shares Kieran Tierney hails ‘frightening’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and reveals the Arsenal player that shocked him in his first training session Advertisementlast_img read more

McCabe inks deal with Sabres, concedes remaining year of eligibility

first_imgIt’s a reality in college hockey and has become a forgone conclusion for Wisconsin: At least one player will give up his remaining eligibility to take a shot at the NHL at the end of this season. This year it was junior Jake McCabe’s turn.With already nine seniors that will graduate from this year’s Badger squad, McCabe compounded the mass exodus when he signed a three-year entry level draft contract with the Buffalo Sabres, which was announced Thursday afternoon.Joe Faust, one of the nine seniors and McCabe’s defensive partner for most of this past season, said that despite the fact McCabe had a final year left of eligibility, the decision to leave early hardly caught Faust by surprise.“Obviously all of us growing up playing hockey that’s a dream to play college, but to play in the NHL it’s certainly a huge dream too,” Faust said. “I couldn’t be more happy that he has this opportunity. I think he deserves it. He’s worked hard. He’s a very good hockey player.”With McCabe’s departure, a Wisconsin player has left early from the program in each of the last nine seasons. He follows in the footsteps of former Badger players now in the NHL like Joe Pavelski (2006), Derek Stepan (2010) and Ryan McDonagh (2010). Like McDonagh, McCabe joins a long legacy of blue liners in the NHL who formerly wore the Cardinal and White of Wisconsin.Speaking directly to that legacy, McCabe will actually join former Badger Jamie McBain on the Buffalo blue line.Although McCabe, who played in exactly 100 career games for UW, came in as a highly touted recruit as the 44th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he has since developed in the tradition of the Badger hockey program.“I think it just goes to show how well they develop their players here [at Wisconsin],” Faust said. “That starts with the coaching staff and it carries on to our strength coach Jim Schneider. With the teams that we have and the amount of skilled guys that helps as well. You get to play on good teams and that just goes to show that we are one of the premier programs.”McCabe is expected to make his NHL debut almost immediately when the Sabres take to the road to play against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, less than a week since he played his last college game. Wisconsin’s season ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last Friday against North Dakota as McCabe finished the year with 25 points, second to Frankie Simonelli for most by a Badger defenseman.In his career, McCabe tallied 58 points on 14 goals and 44 assists, but as an assistant captain this year, his value extends much more beyond his offensive production and, according to Faust, his leadership will certainly be missed next season.But for a player with a skill set as balanced as McCabe’s, the decision was bound to happen at some point.“His hockey sense is just as good as just about anyone else’s. I think he moves the puck really well. He’s a good skater. Those are some of his biggest attributes. He’s a very strong guy. He’s not afraid to be physical and he’s a really tough competitor and he puts that whole package together. That’s what makes him a good player,” Faust said.Although McCabe was not available for comment, he posted on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon as he prepared to join his new team.“Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support! Want to also thank UW for the best 3 years of my life, very excited for this opportunity!”McCabe was the first player this season with eligibility left to sign a pro contract, but joins seniors Michael Mersch and Tyler Barnes, who have also signed pro deals. However, McCabe will be the only one playing in the NHL.last_img read more

Irish racing gets green light to resume in June

first_img Share HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon The Irish government has given the green light for horse racing to resume behind closed doors, with fixtures able to resume from 8 June.In accordance with government guidelines, only key personnel necessary to run the fixture will be permitted to be on-site, and will be subject to a health survey and thermal temperature screening on entry.Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said: “We are grateful to be one of the sectors permitted to go back to work and acknowledge the responsibility on everybody in racing to ensure the events are run in a safe way.“We know from our own experience in March when we safely ran ten meetings behind closed doors – and from what is happening in other countries like France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and America – that racing can be staged safely within the requirements of social distancing.“With significant input from the IHRB’s chief medical officer Dr Jennifer Pugh, we have strengthened the HRI Covid-19 protocols and so, while race fixtures will return in Ireland on June 8, they will be very different from what people will have experienced before.”Attendees on the racecourses will also be required to wear face coverings, and social distancing measures will be in place – which will be ‘strictly enforced by a dedicated COVID-19 protocol officer at each fixture’.Kavanagh added: “We will publish our full protocols tomorrow and will require any key personnel necessary to run a race fixture to read the document in full. There must be full compliance with these protocols and to assist the industry in becoming familiar with the changed workplace, a series of webinars on the COVID-19 Protocols will be announced next week.“On Sunday we will release a revised fixture list up to the end of June, including confirmation on when the Classics, traditionally scheduled for this time of year, will be run.”Racing restarted behind closed doors in Germany on 7 May and in France on 11 May, while in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong the industry continued operating behind closed doors. In Britain, the British Horseracing Authority plans to resume racing on 1 June.He continued: “I would like to acknowledge the constructive engagement with the Government throughout the consultative process through the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed and his officials. It was reassuring that the importance of horse racing as an industry was fully appreciated.“The industry supports 29,000 jobs in rural Ireland, and we are the third-largest producer, and largest exporter, of thoroughbreds in the world, all of which depends on racing taking place on track.“The decision to allow racing to resume behind closed doors will be welcomed within the industry. For Flat racing in-particular, but also for a significant portion of the National Hunt population, there is a seasonal and cyclical nature to the industry and these are key months in the trade and export of horses with proven form on the race track, as well as a vital period in the sales season.“These will not be race meetings as you might traditionally imagine them, rather stripped back events which will determine the best horses in various categories, a vital factor for the breeding industry. Attendance will be kept to an absolute minimum and Covid-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.” Submit On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Related Articles Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Air Force, UST win BVR on Tour Ilocos Sur leg

first_imgThe two winning teams took home P50,000 each.The runners-up bagged P30,000 while the third placers Genesa Eslapor and Babylove Barbon of Team UST and Brian Nordberg and Giovanni Musillo of Hong Kong pocketed P20,000. Mark GiongcoSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Cavaliers’ woes continue after loss to Pistons, Love injury Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Caballejo and Coyah Abanto of Air Force 1 and Henry Pecaña and KR Guzman of UST Alumni ruled the first leg of the third season of the BVR On Tour in Ilocos Sur over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Caballejo and Abanto beat 11 other teams in the women’s division, including Team Perlas 2, a squad composed of Beach Volleyball Republic founder Bea Tan and former Adamson spiker Amanda Villanueva in the finals, 21-15, 23-21.Pecaña and Guzman, meanwhile, emerged on top in the men’s division after turning back Jade Bacaldo and Fort Libres’ Team Univ. of Visayas, 21-18, 21-13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was the first BVR on Tour leg this year and it’s just the beginning of bigger things to come.“BVR is grateful to have been a part of the Sun Soaked Beach Festival for three years in a row,” said Dzi Gervacio, BVR co-founder. “This has been the first BVR on Tour leg and we are excited to be visiting more of our country’s shores to spread our love for the sport, elevate the competition and especially grow the game of beach volleyball.” Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

GTT to increase 3G capacity in core Georgetown areas

first_img– Company sees increased traffic for mobile 3G servicesAs Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) continues its efforts to enhance its 3G service handling capacity to mobile customers, it has installed nine new pole sites across the core Georgetown areas in the past few months.The new pole sites were deployed in North Georgetown (Main Street and Thomas Lands), South Lusignan, South Diamond, West of Stadium; Enterprise, ECD and Westminster, WBD.According to GTT Senior Engineer— Mobile Operations, Ian La Fargue, since the installation of the new pole sites, the company has seen increased traffic for 3G mobile services.“These nine pole sites are for additional capacity. Pole sites selected for this deployment ensured high traffic areas were satisfied to cater for additional capacity in a specific mobile serving area. Since we deployed these poles, we have seen an increase in traffic for services. Persons traversing these in-high traffic mobile areas can now enjoy improved mobile functionality,” La Fargue stated.The Senior Engineer explained that these new sites are shorter when compared to the traditional towers, and reduce the area required for a site, while adding capacity in the area installed.In addition to the nine pole sites, La Fargue explained that the telephone company would be installing six traditional towers commencing the last quarter of 2019. This, he noted, will cater to customers outside of core Georgetown areas.“The tower sites we have are for South Canal WBD, North Rosignol and New Amsterdam areas”.last_img read more