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Arsenal’s £27m signing William Saliba billed as mix of Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane by former coach

first_imgArsenal’s £27m signing William Saliba billed as mix of Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane by former coach Comment Gunners fans are yet to see their £27m signing in action (Picture: Getty Images)‘On the pitch, he is a competitor. A technical and physical leader.‘As a person he is more reserved but all the other players respected him because he was the very best defender at that age.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 Arsenal‘He looked like a man. The difference between him and the other players was massive. When he took the ball and ran into midfield, no one could stop him. He was like a monster compared to other players of the same age.‘He is something different to what I have worked with before. When he played with Saint-Etienne it looked normal for him, even though he was so young. You never saw any difference between him and the older men around him.’MORE: Arsenal make contact with Bayern Munich over Liverpool transfer target Thiago AlcantaraMORE: Bukayo Saka pays tribute to Freddie Ljungberg after Arsenal hero leaves clubFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Aug 2020 12:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Saliba is training with the first team ahead of the new season (Picture: Getty Images)William Saliba’s former France coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi has billed the Arsenal defender as a mix between Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.The 19-year-old was snapped up from Saint-Etienne last year for £27 million and immediately sent back to the Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan.Saliba has now linked up with the Gunners squad ahead of next season, at a time when Mikel Arteta’s side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements.The highly-rated centre-back was instantly made captain when called up to France’s Under-18s, and the coach that selected him admitted he was a ‘monster’ from a young age and shares similar traits with two of the world’s best defenders in Van Dijk and Varane.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A mix of the two styles,’ Vannuchi told the Telegraph. ‘With Varane because of his speed and power, and with Van Dijk it is the interceptions, the positioning on the pitch.‘My first impression was that this was the biggest man of his generation. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Making concessions

first_imgDECREE 605 signed by President Menem and published on July 3 opened a 120-day window for the government and Argentina’s five private freight railways to renegotiate the 30-year operating concessions signed between 1991 and 1993. Some months ago the operators suspended payments for use of Argentine Railways’ infrastructure and rolling stock; government officials would be unhappy to loose the 15m pesos that these generate for the nation’s coffers each year, but as yet the regulators have taken no action. Likely to be high on the agenda are concession lengths, tariffs and investment plans which, according to auditors and other officials, have not been fulfilled to the letter. Track renewal is a particular concern, shared by passenger operator Uepfp which is seeking a cut in its fee from 5 to 0·5 pesos per train-km to reflect the poor quality of routes managed by the freight operators. olast_img read more

Judith “Judy” Eiklor

first_imgJudith Ann “Judy” Eiklor, 76, of Milan passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.  Judy was born Sunday, April 30, 1944 in Mount Healthy, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Schultz) Harvey.  She married Paul Eiklor on August 1, 1982 and he survives.  Judy was employed by Aurora Casket for 30 years.Judy is survived by her husband Paul of Milan; daughter Barbara Bullock of Seymour; son Danny (Cherie) Stoneking of Moores Hill; Dog “Cooper”; sisters Arlene Ray of Cross Plains, Joyce (JD) Jones of Aurora, and Diana Abbott of Dillsboro; five grandchildren: Emma Garcia, Christian (Whitney) Stoneking, Chase Stoneking, Rebecca Stoneking, and Matthew (Jordan) Hubbard; and three great-great grandchildren: Manuel Aguilar, Jaydien Holman, and Alycia Garcia.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 9 – 11 AM Thursday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Judy to the Milan Food Pantry.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141.  Please reach out through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Judy for the family.last_img read more

Chiellini, Buffon sign new Juve deals

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Juventus have confirmed that veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon have both signed contract extensions with the club.The Serie A leaders have awarded the pair deals that will stretch until June 2021, by which time Buffon will be 43 and Chiellini will be close to celebrating his 37th birthday. Juventus have indicated that the contracts are a reward for the long-term loyalty and quality of the pair.“There are players who need no introduction,” Juventus said on a statement published on their website. “Champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble.“Examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin.“Gianluigi Buffon. Giorgio Chiellini. Captains, legends. Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!”Although both have been legendary figures in the history of the Turin side, neither has played a significant role in the 2019-20 campaign. Buffon has featured seven times in Serie A but has largely played understudy to Wojciech Szczesny.Nevertheless, the influence off the field was highlighted by former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who spoke of the World Cup winner’s influence on his young career and the regret he felt when the Italian was allowed to depart Parc des Princes.“I always liked listening to the senior players. Buffon was also very important to me,” the young Frenchman told L’Equipe.His last competitive league action came on December 18 in a 2-1 victory over Sampdoria at Juventus Stadium, while he has played 696 games for the club over the course of two spells, the first of which ran from 2001 until 2018.Captain Chiellini, meanwhile, has had his game time seriously restricted by a cruciate ligament rupture, which sidelined him from the opening match of the Serie A season through until February. He has yet to feature for the first team since the return to action following the coronavirus suspension.The defender has been at the club since 2005, when he made the switch from Roma.Since then, he has amassed over 500 appearances and has scored 36 goals, picking up eight Serie A titles along the way.Tags: Gianluigi BuffonGiorgio ChielliniJuventusSerie Alast_img read more

Cahill: Moyes is the man

first_imgFormer Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has paid a glowing tribute to his old boss David Moyes after the Scot was announced as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Cahill was one of Moyes’ key signings in 2004, with the Australian going on to play over 200 games for the Toffees in eight years after joining from Millwall for a reported £1.5million fee before moving to Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls last year. “You look at any other manager in the world I think, other than Pep Guardiola, there’s only one man on the list and that’s David Moyes that would suit a club like Manchester United,” Cahill told Sky Sports News. “He’s done so much for the game and…to have the opportunity to go to one of the biggest clubs in the world and try and do something special and win something and continue their level of success is a remarkable stature of the man he is and how much they respect him as a football manager. “Do you want that manager that’s been at the top level and bounced around all the European clubs, bringing in all his own staff in, changing the footprint of what Manchester United’s all about, breaking wage structures even more, signing the big superstars or maintaining somebody that respects the club, respects the production of what they’re doing (and) understands the budget?” Cahill insists that if the United supporters can give Moyes time to succeed, he will reward them. “For me they’ve just got to be patient; it’s the biggest job in the world and they’re going to demand things straight away but their class of the players is already there,” Cahill added. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lovren still learning at Liverpool

first_img The Croatia international was signed at considerable cost – £20million – from Southampton as the Reds boss viewed him as a long-term replacement to fill the void left by Jamie Carragher’s retirement in 2013. Lovren has played every minute of Liverpool’s four Premier League matches this season but so far they have managed just one clean sheet, in the 3-0 win at Tottenham. Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren admits he has not found it easy to make an instant impact as manager Brendan Rodgers’ defensive linchpin. Press Association “Of course we were disappointed at the weekend. It was a game where when you dominate with the ball (they had 75 per cent possession) and don’t score you at least want to get a point. “We had five players making their Anfield debut at the weekend and that cohesion does take that little bit of time. “Our emphasis will always be positive but we need to tighten up in some areas.” He has had a mixed start to his Anfield career and Saturday’s defeat by Aston Villa came partly as a result of his poor marking at a corner. But it is still early days and Lovren is confident he can grow into the player Rodgers wants him to be. “It is a tough job because I am a new player also,” he said. “It is not so easy to lead all the time. I was used to other players leading before but I have the confidence in myself and I am ready for it. “I am just 25 and the thing is I need to improve in every game as a person and as a player. “I am giving my best, which is the most important thing. With the time and the games it will come.” Liverpool have kept just two clean sheets in their last 13 Premier League outings and Rodgers admits it is an area they need to improve. “We need to be better in those areas,” he admitted. last_img read more

Eagles, Bucks extend football winning streaks

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport football teams extended winning streaks with victories over Class D North opponents over the weekend.Ellsworth/Sumner posted a 41-3 win over Orono on Friday to improve its record to 3-4 on the season. It was the Eagles’ first win over the Red Riots since the program was revived in 2012.Charlie Hughes, Connor Crawford and Landon St. Peter were the top-three rushers for Ellsworth/Sumner, which won for the second week in a row to move within a win of its first Class D North playoff appearance. The Eagles racked up more than 400 yards on the ground.Bucksport (4-3) stretched its winning streak to three games Saturday with a 47-6 win over Mount View. The Golden Bucks are not in first place in Class D North.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoth teams play their regular-season finales at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Ellsworth/Sumner is at home against Washington Academy (4-3), and Bucksport hosts Stearns/Schenck (1-6).last_img read more

Boxing selection trial for 3rd Youth men’s and women’s National Boxing championship on May 11

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The selection trail for 3rd Youth men’s and women’s National Boxing championship will be held at SAI complex in the city on May 1t. Only medal winner boxers of last inter-district boxing championships will be allowed to take part in the selection trial. The 3rd Youth Men’s and Women’s National Boxing Championship will be held from June 8-13 at Rudrapur in Uttrakhand. Also read: Local Sportslast_img

Cricket News Lasith Malinga will continue to feature in T20s after quitting ODIs

first_img Colombo : Veteran Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga Tuesday confirmed he will retire from one-day international cricket after the first match against Bangladesh but hopes to play T20 cricket. Malinga invited fans to his farewell ODI at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday and said the cricket board agreed to his request to retire from the 50-over format of the game.Posting a video message to his fans on his wife’s Facebook page, Malinga said he felt no ill will towards officials and players who may have tried to push him out of the team. The 35-year-old said he was sidelined by selectors two years ago but was able to prove his value to the national team at the recent World Cup.”Friday will be the last day you will see me playing a ODI match,” Malinga said. “If you can, please come for the match.” During practice Tuesday ahead of the first ODI against Bangladesh, Malinga said he hoped to play T20 cricket and had his sights on the 2020 World Cup in Australia.”I hope to be able to take Sri Lanka to the next T20 World Cup,” he said.”I hope I will have an opportunity to play in that tournament, but if there are better players than me, I don’t mind being left out.” Malinga’s retirement was first announced by skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who on Monday told reporters the right-arm fast bowler indicated Friday’s match would be his last ODI appearance.Malinga was named to the 22-man Sri Lanka squad for the series with matches scheduled for July 26, 28 and 31 at the R. Premadasa Stadium.He will leave as Sri Lanka’s third-highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 335 wickets in 219 innings so far. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) have taken more wickets than Malinga in ODIs for Sri Lanka. He was Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker at the World Cup, claiming 13 scalps in seven innings. Malinga retired from Test cricket in 2011 but continued to remain available in other formats. Lasith Malinga has featured in four World Cups. Sri Lanka will play bilateral series against Bangladesh. Malinga is set to continue in the shortest format.  highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

No team will take Windies for granted in the shortest format-Lara

first_img…but will not be among the favourites for the next year’s T20 World cupMUMBAI, India, (CMC) – Former West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara believes the Caribbean side remain a feared side in the shortest format but will not be among the favourites for next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.West Indies are reigning T20 world champions following their conquest at the last World Cup in India three years ago but have since endured a run of poor results, leaving them ninth in the ICC rankings only above the likes of Bangladesh and Scotland.“Whatever tournament the West Indies are going to, they’ll never be favourites at this point in time … even when we won the two tournaments in the past,” the former West Indies captain pointed out.“What we do have is the shorter version of the game. A lot of young players that are coming into the team, [Shimron] Hetmyer, [Nicholas] Pooran, they are very very good in the T20 version, in the limited-overs version of the game.”He continued: “The talent is there, and I’ve always said in the past that the West Indies have some of the best talents in the world coming through. What we do with that talent, how we harness that talent is the most important part.“I reckon that the next eight, ten months before the World Cup there will be a lot of planning. You may even see some new faces coming through. If you listen to any other teams in the world or captains, they’re very wary of the West Indies. They never ever take us for granted, which is a good thing.“So hopefully we will make a good showing coming to the World Cup.”The T20 World Cup is set for October 8 to November 15 and West Indies will hope to make their mark especially after producing a hugely disappointing showing at the 50-overs World Cup earlier this year in England.In the wake of that debacle, Cricket West Indies have made several changes, among them appointing Kieron Pollard as white-ball captain and announcing former Test batsman Phil Simmons as the new head coach.Their first assignment will be a three-match one-day and T20 series against minnows Afghanistan in India next month, and Lara said it was critical the Windies adjusted quickly to conditions on the subcontinent in order to be successful.“To be successful anywhere in the world you have to adapt very quickly. If you’re playing in Australia, India, South Africa, West Indies …they’re all different conditions,” he explained.“First and foremost, everyone that plays international cricket has a certain level of skill and talent to play the game. How you approach with your mental strength is key, adaptation of the environment you’re in is key.“Learning all these important things to be successful … to be a step ahead, not having any excuses. I think those things are key to making sure that you’re successful playing anywhere in the world.”last_img read more