Arsenal ‘taking the p***’ with £15m offer for Kieran Tierney, says John Hartson

first_imgHartson has slammed Arsenal’s bid for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are also prioritsing a move for a centre-back this summer and reports in Italy claim a £22m offer is being prepared for Torino’s Armando Izzo.However, Izzo has insisted he’s ‘happy’ in Turin amid rumours linking him with Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton.‘For now I’m happy. Everyone likes to be courted,’ the Italy international told Gazzetta dello Sport.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I have four years left on my contract at Torino, and I want to show my worth: I don’t like just being called a good player. I’m worth more.’‘Among Italian defenders, other than [Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger or more determined than I am.‘I’m honoured to wear Torino’s shirt and I will spill blood until the last day I wear it.’MORE: Lucas Torreira’s agent ‘gives green light’ for Arsenal midfielder to join AC Milan Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Jun 2019 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link214Shares Celtic have rejected Arsenal’s opening £15m bid for Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)John Hartson has accused Arsenal of ‘taking the p***’ following their failed £15million bid to sign Celtic star Kieran Tierney.With Nacho Monreal set for the exit door at the Emirates, the Gunners have identified Tierney as their number one target at left-back and Unai Emery has sanctioned a move for the 22-year-old Scotland international.Advanced talks have taken place between the two clubs, with Arsenal offering various players in an attempt to sweeten a potential deal, but the Bhoys would prefer an upfront cash bid for their prized possession.The Scottish champions have slapped a £25m price tag on Tierney which could prove a problem for Arsenal as Emery has only been handed around £40m to spend on reinforcements this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCeltic legend Harton, who also enjoyed a two-season spell with Arsenal from 1995 to 1997, has hit out at the laughable offer for Tierney.‘Kt [Kieran Tierney] situation is Arsenal have made an offer of 15m for the player.. it’s taking the P***,’ Hartson told his followers on Twitter.‘Celtic rightly have refused as they don’t want to sell. Arsenal to up the stakes to £20m with add-ons. £25m… then it’s Celtic’s call.‘They could just say no of course!Kt situation is Arsenal have made an offer of 15m for the player.. it’s taking the P***.. Celtic rightly have refused as they don’t want to sell.Arsenal to up the stakes to 20m with addons. 25m.. then it’s Celtic’s call. They could just say no of course !— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) June 24, 2019 Arsenal ‘taking the p***’ with £15m offer for Kieran Tierney, says John Hartsoncenter_img Advertisement Advertisement In a previous tweet, Hartson said: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney.‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’last_img read more

Campaign targets MPs’ votes

first_imgRotorua Daily Post 17 Oct 2012Brochures asking people to urge MPs to vote against a same-sex marriage bill have been distributed in Rotorua with at least one local church making them available to parishioners.Family First New Zealand has published and distributed 70,000 brochures throughout the country encouraging people to voice their concerns about legalising same-sex marriage.The brochures are part of its national campaign – Protect Marriage – which encourages people to write to the Parliament’s select committee with their concerns and sign a petition against an amendment to the 1995 Marriage Act that would allow same-sex couples to marry.The brochures call for people to share their personal stories and views of marriage with the select committee before MPs vote on the second reading of the Marriage Amendment Bill early next year.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said it had already gained more than 55,000 signatures in the online component of the campaign and was aiming to get 100,000 by October 26 to present to Parliament ahead of the second reading.Mr McCoskrie said he believed, based on the signatures they had collected and a Research NZ poll last month, public support for same-sex marriage was dropping.“Only 49 per cent of the 500 respondents to the poll said they were in favour of same-sex couples being allowed to marry. This was down from 60 per cent in the same July 2011 poll by the company,” he said.Mr McCoskrie said support had dropped because people were beginning to understand what the changes would mean for marriage and what was currently available to same-sex couples.“A hundred and fifty pieces of legislation were changed in 2004 to recognise same-sex relationships under the Civil Union Act so there is no need to redefine marriage to achieve equality. The state which did not invent marriage has no authority to re-invent it,” he said. “People are also thinking more deeply about the issue rather than just listening to sound bites. Gays and lesbians have a right to form meaningful relationships they just do not have a right to redefine marriage. It is perfectly possible to support traditional marriage, while also recognising and respecting the rights of others.” read more

Illegal transport of charcoal sends man to jail

first_imgThe 47-year-old resident EdgardoPilapil was caught illegally transporting 14 sacks of charcoal inside hisjeepney, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 5, facing charges./PN A .38-caliber revolver with livebullets was recovered from Pilapil when police manning a checkpoint frisked himaround 3 a.m. on Sept. 30, the report added. center_img BACOLOD City – A man was arrested forillegal transportation of charcoal at a checkpoint in Barangay Granada. last_img

Clay Sellard starts Dodge City streak

first_imgClay Sellard put an end to Cole Traugott’s recent domination in the division with his Sunday IMCA Modified win at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 28) – Clay Sellard started his own IMCA Modified winning streak Sunday at Dodge City Raceway Park.Sellard battled into the lead on the ninth of 20 rounds and led the rest of the way to put a stop to Cole Traugott’s recent run of domination.While Tracy Link paced the early rounds, Sellard worked forward from 12th on the heels of Mike Lunow, who started one row further up. The duo reached second and third, respectively, behind Link within a half dozen circuits before charging by on the ninth round with Sellard taking command.Meanwhile, Traugott was working his way through the field from 13th after winning the “B” Main as the driver of the No. 9 was searching for his ninth win in his last nine visits to DCRP.Traugott worked up to second by the 14th round, trailing Sellard by a dozen car-lengths. Traugott nibbled away at the advantage but could only cut in half by the time the checkered flag flew.Sellard enjoyed his first DCRP win since June of last year ahead of Traugott with Lunow, Jeremy Chambers and Link in the top five.Jeff Kaup was the IMCA SportMod winner while Angel Munoz stayed perfect in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action by racing to his third win in as many tries.The night rounded out with a storybook ending for Reagan Sellard, who rebounded from a heat race flip to win the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature event.last_img read more

New Jay Jay strikes double for QPR

first_imgRelatedPosts Osayi-Samuel eager for Crystal Palace move Eberechi Eze pulls out of England squad Breaking: Crystal Palace land £19.5m Eberechi Eze Two goals from Eberechi Eze, described as the new Jay Jay Okocha, gave Queens Park Rangers their first win since October as they beat Preston 2-0.The England Under-21 star opened the scoring in the 16th minute and then added a second from the penalty spot on 67 minutes.Leeds moved to the top of the Championship for 24 hours at least after getting the better of Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield with a 2-0 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.Goals from Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez in the second half means Marcelo Bielsa’s men leapfrog West Brom, who host Swansea on Sunday, in the table.Meanwhile, Charlton’s winless run stretched to eight matches after they suffered a 1-0 away loss to Middlesbrough, George Saville breaking the deadlock with less than a minute gone at the Riverside.Jarrod Bowen netted twice in quick succession as Hull City came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1 and inflict a third successive loss on the Potters.A stoppage-time winner from George Moncur helped Luton Town beat Wigan 2-1 as they bounced from their 7-0 thrashing to Brentford last week.— Tags: QPRlast_img read more

Four years after he was declared dead and wife paid insurance, football player found alive

first_imgRelatedPosts Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Association presents insurance benefit to late Table Tennis Umpire’s family Schalke 04’s Matondo apologises for ‘immature behaviour’ Former Schalke player Hiannick Kamba has reportedly been found alive and well in Germany, four years after his death.The right-back was understood to have died in a car crash in his native Congo in January 2016. However, German publication Bild reported that Kamba – now aged 33 – has been spotted working in Ruhr.An investigation has now been launched.“Kamba claims he was abandoned by friends overnight in Congo in January 2016 and left without documents, money and a cell phone,” public prosecutor Anette Milk is quoted as saying by the newspaper.The report continued that Kamba’s wife received a payout on her husband’s life insurance, understood to be in the region of “low six figures” when he was pronounced dead.At the time, his club, eighth-tier side VfB Huls, published an obituary. Kamba, who played alongside Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer while at Schalke, still reportedly lives in the Gelsenkirchen area.Tags: AliveHiannick KambainsuranceRuhrSchalke 04last_img read more

Morning up to the task for Fahy

first_img Only seven went to post in the Grade One over three miles, with Ballycasey all the rage for Willie Mullins, but Ruby Walsh picked the wrong horse as it was Inish Island who came out ahead of his stablemate. Morning Assembly was sent out some way out by Davy Condon but when Inish Island loomed up he looked booked for second. However, he showed a willing attitude to eventually run out an impressive winner at 14-1. Morning Assembly provided Pat Fahy with his biggest win since 2004 when battling back to hold off Inish Island in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Fahy last won at the highest level with Mariah Rollins in the Durkan New Homes Novices’ Chase. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Council back Everton plans

first_img And on Tuesday at the club’s 2014 General Meeting, their chief executive Robert Elstone expressed Everton’s excitement and ”cautious optimism” about a particular site – which he refused to name – that was being focused on more than the others. Elstone added: ”We need a council being supportive financially and supportive entrepreneurially as well. “At the moment there are signs that they are being that, and that’s to be welcomed and we’re delighted with that.” In response, a statement from Liverpool City Council issued on Wednesday read: “Following reports in the media today, we wish to reaffirm our commitment to working with Everton FC in relation to their new stadium proposals. “As with all large-scale regeneration projects with the potential to create jobs and investment in Liverpool, the city council will look at ways it can support the wider regeneration scheme, b ut no firm options have been developed in terms of how or where this will take shape. “This work is ongoing and we will announce the details of the location and support we will be offering once this has been further developed. “However, we must stress that the city council is clearly not in a position to fund the costs of a new stadium. “Any investment the council makes would be in a wider regeneration scheme, subject to a sound financial and economic rationale for doing so.” Last year the Toffees revealed they were exploring locations for a new home in collaboration with the council. The Barclays Premier League outfit are looking to switch from Goodison Park to a new 50,000 capacity purpose-built ground inside the city boundaries of Liverpool. Liverpool City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to working with Everton in relation to the club’s plans for a new stadium, but also stressed it is not in a position to fund the project and that any investment it makes will go into a “wider regeneration scheme”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Harry Kane keen to tackle Europe’s elite with England

first_img That victory saw England reach a major championship with a 100 per cent record for the first time ever, but Switzerland were the only real opposition in a group that also included Slovenia, Estonia and San Marino. It makes England’s glamorous pre-tournament friendlies all the more important in Kane’s opinion, starting with a trip to Spain and Wembley encounter against France next month. “We’ll be playing some of the top nations in the world,” he said. “They are the sort of teams we should be testing ourselves against. It’s good preparation for us. “I don’t think (we will approach them with any trepidation). We’ve won 10 out of 10 and the confidence is sky high. “We had a game plan here and we knew what we had to do. “It’s a great achievement. We are very proud. It’s a great achievement for the players, staff and everyone. “We can’t afford to get carried away as we have some top friendlies coming up against some top sides. We’re looking forward to testing ourselves against those.” England are certainly going to have a tougher time in those matches compared to the clash in Lithuania, where Kane did everything but score. He certainly had chances, only to be denied by the saves of Giedrius Arlauskis. When he did manage to beat the impressive goalkeeper, Kane saw his shot come back off the post and bounce into the net off the back of Arlauskis. “Oh no, that’s a scandal,” Kane said as a joke when told it was given as an own goal. “I was unlucky not to score officially. I got a few shots off and was quite pleased with the way I played. “I’ve just got to keep going at it, keep working hard and the goals will come.” Kane is still a way off last season’s remarkable goalscoring form, but the performances have been solid enough for club and country. Tottenham have not lost a Premier League match since the opening day, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side happy to “stay under the radar” in the race for a top-four finish. “It’s very open,” Kane said. “I think that’s the standard of the Premier League – anyone can beat anyone and that’s been shown a lot this season. “We have Liverpool on Saturday and we are really looking forward to it. “Hopefully we can perform well again and get another three points.” Denying Jurgen Klopp a debut win as Liverpool manager would be another impressive result for Spurs, who Kane believes are benefiting from a full season under Pochettino. “I think we’ve out-run every team we have played this season,” he said. “That’s a sign we’re playing the manager’s tactics right and we are fit enough to do it, so it’s a case of doing it again on Saturday. “Obviously Liverpool are going to have a new manager and they will be up for it, but we know what we have to do.” Harry Kane believes the upcoming high-profile friendlies will be crucial after England qualified so easily for next summer’s European Championship. Roy Hodgson’s men have rallied impressively after last year’s World Cup debacle, going on a 14-match unbeaten run since returning from Brazil. The Three Lions have enjoyed 12 wins in that period, the latest of which came on Monday as Lithuania were swatted aside 3-0 on a cold night in Vilnius. Press Associationlast_img read more

RHTY&SC, M.S. Cricket Development Programme

first_img…Pepsi renews Under-19 and Intermediate sponsorship for 14th consecutive yearTHE highly successful relationship between the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, M.S. and the international soft drinks brand Pepsi and Demerara Distillers Ltd has been renewed for the 14th consecutive year.Last Friday, Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL) under the Pepsi brand renewed its cricket sponsorship of the RHTY&SC Under-19 and Intermediate cricket teams. Pepsi has been sponsoring the teams since 2004 when the company replaced former official sponsor Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company.(GT&T)Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster hailed the long-standing relationship between the club and the official sponsor. He stated that DDL and Pepsi are two of the main reasons why the RHTY&SC, M.S. is widely considered Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation with an unmatched list of activities and achievements.The club, Foster stated has won the Guyana Cricket Club-of-the-Year Award five times since DDL and Pepsi came on board – 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2016.The team has also won Berbice championships and has produced Berbice and Guyana junior cricketers, while Shemaine Campbelle and Assad Fudadin have gone on to represent the West Indies.The Pepsi Under-19 team, since 2004, produced players of the calibre Assad Fudadin, Abdel Fudadin, Shemaine Campbelle, Askay Homraj, Clinton Pestano, Dominic Rikhi, Lloydel Lewis, Kevlon Anderson, Kevin Sinclair, Brandon Prashad, Naresh Mahadeo, Keith Simpson, Sylus Tyndall, Parmanand Narine, Shailendra Shameer, Brandon Corlette, Marian Samaroo, Sheneta Grimmond, Plaffina Millington and Deborah Vanderstoop among others, who have either played for Berbice or Guyana. The team for Berbice also won the lone Intermediate tournament for Berbice team when they won the Neal and Massy title in 2010.Foster further disclosed that under the name of the sponsorship, the Pepsi teams have undertaken hundreds of personal development projects under the sub-headings of sports, culture, charity, pro-education, awards/honour, religion, youth development, job creation, social community development among others.Kevin Sinclair would be in charge of the Under-19 team with Kevlon Anderson as his deputy, while Major James Fraser and Delbert Hicks would be in charge of the Intermediate team. Among the players of the Pepsi teams would be Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Shemaine Campbelle, Sylus Tyndall, Keith Simpson, Brandon Corlette, Mark Papannah, Troy Mathieson, Brandon Prashad, Erva Giddings and Chanderpaul Govindan.Marketing Manager of DDL, Larry Wills, hailed the relationship between the two organisations as successful and noted that the teams have represented the Pepsi’s brand with pride and success on and off the cricket field.DDL, he disclosed, invests heavily in sports, culture, education and youth development as part of its corporate duties and is proud to be associated with the RHTY&SC, M.S. The Sponsorship for 2017 is worth $240 000.last_img read more