Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after ‘devastating’ clash with fans against Crystal Palace

first_img Phil HaighWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link91Shares Comment Advertisement Granit Xhaka is getting help from the club after his public spat with fans (Picture: Rex Features)Granit Xhaka will be offered counselling by Arsenal as they are concerned for his mental well-being after his outburst against fans on Sunday.The Swiss midfielder was booed off the field by Arsenal fans as he was substituted during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League and responded angrily to the supporters’ taunts.The Gunners captain threw his hands in the air, cupped his ear, was seen saying ‘f**k off’ before removing his shirt and storming down the tunnel.Arsenal manager Unai Emery described the 27-year-old as ‘devastated’ by the situation and reports have emerged that the club will offer him counselling to help him through the tough time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He trained normally with the group but he is devastated,’ said Emery on Tuesday. ‘He is sad about that situation,‘His commitment is great every time. He wants to help.‘His behaviour was perfect in training, with the group and club. Really he knows he was wrong.‘He feels inside, very deep. It’s normal as a human. Every player needs the supporters’ support.’ Advertisement Xhaka has not commented since the substitution (Picture Rex)Emery had called for Xhaka to apologise for his actions immediately after the game at the Emirates, saying: ‘Yes [he should apologise]. We make mistakes, we need to apologise and we suggested for him to do that.‘Really, he knows he was wrong and he feels inside very deep.’However, there has been no public apology forthcoming as yet, but the Spaniard is remaining patient with his player, insisting that he is focussed on Xhaka’s mental health before needing to hear him say sorry.‘I don’t need his apology,’ continued Emery. ‘Because I know he is devastated, we can speak about all the situation but first it’s him.‘He is now very down and we need to support him.More: 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 City‘My ideal future is to watch again Xhaka playing and every supporter supporting him. I don’t know if I can or will achieve it but this is my ideal.‘Also for him it’s the same but also I think we need now to be calm step by step so we can progress.’Xhaka will not play on Wednesday night in the EFL Cup clash with Liverpool at Anfield, although a number of first team players were always going to be rested for that match.MORE: Every word Unai Emery said about Granit Xhaka, the Arsenal captaincy & Mesut Ozil before Liverpool clashMORE: Unai Emery reveals how Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reacted to shocking Granit Xhaka outburst Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after ‘devastating’ clash with fans against Crystal Palacelast_img read more

Lavish Brisbane sky home sells at a big discount after three years on the market

first_imgThe view from the apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.A LAVISH sky home in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD has sold for a $775,000 discount after languishing on the market for nearly three years.It’s been a long time coming, but the contemporary apartment in the riverside Admiralty Precinct has finally changed hands for $2.725 million, more than 1000 days after first being listed for sale in August 2015. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The open plan living space at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.The master bedroom and three other spacious bedrooms all come with walk-in robes and ensuites.There’s an enormous 44 sqm entertainer’s balcony, a separate entertainment area, large study, plus a bar and wine cellar.The property offers five car spaces and use of the building’s resort-style facilities, including a tennis court, swimming pools, a gym and access to the riverside boardwalk to the Eagle Street Pier. Inside the home at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, which has just sold for $2.25m.The vendor had recently obtained Development Approval for a high-end apartment building, allowing for 11 apartments over five levels. One of the four bedrooms in the apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.The second biggest sale of the past week according to CoreLogic was a grand, two storey house in one of Clayfield’s most prestigious streets. SOCCEROO SETTLES ON GOLD COAST BEAUTY This property at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, has sold for $2.25m. This apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.It was first listed with a price in December 2016, when it was advertised for offers circa $3.5 million.That price was then dropped to between $2.85 and $3.1 million in May 2017, but without any bites the property was eventually listed for ‘all offers considered!’ UNLISTED HOME SETS NEW RECORD center_img Inside the apartment at 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane.It was named the top sale of the past week by property researcher, CoreLogic.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe massive apartment on the 43rd floor at 432/30 Macrossan Street is bigger than most houses, spanning 315 sqm, and offers stunning, uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and the city. POWER COUPLE SLASH $3M OFF WATERFRONT MANSION Inside the property at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, which has sold for $2.25m.The property at 20 Victoria Parade comprises a five-bedroom house on an 810 sqm parcel of land over two lots with 20 metre frontage. An artist’s impression of an apartment development proposed for the property at 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield, which has just sold for $2.25m. An artist’s impression of an apartment project proposed for 20 Victoria Pde, Clayfield.last_img read more

Beat writers forecast mixed outcomes for Syracuse’s matchup with Pittsburgh

first_img Published on February 21, 2015 at 11:39 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Phil D’Abbraccio (20-6): Syracuse 65, Pittsburgh 61Playing the handOn the heels of its 69-59 upset of Louisville on Wednesday, Syracuse has picked up some momentum heading into the final five games of the season. It finally notched its marquee victory and the swagger that comes with that makes this final stretch much less bleak for the Orange. When SU went down to Pittsburgh on Feb. 7, Syracuse played essentially as well as it could’ve without walking away with a win. Replace the Oakland Zoo with the Carrier Dome atmosphere, and we’re looking at a flipped script Saturday afternoon.Jesse Dougherty (21-5): Syracuse 68, Pittsburgh 60The Syracuse zooOK, the Carrier Dome is far from “The Pete” as far as hostility goes, but being away from the Oakland Zoo is just what Syracuse needs to beat Pittsburgh. The Orange came close to edging the Panthers at their place in early February, but faltered down the stretch like it has throughout the season. That won’t happen this time, as SU builds a sizable lead it can lean on in the guts of a game that won’t provide too much heartache. Coming off the best game of his career, Rakeem Christmas shines against a Pittsburgh team not too equipped to shut him down. Jacob Klinger (21-5): Pittsburgh 62, Syracuse 58Panthers have clawsAnd while none of them will prevent Rakeem Christmas from getting his customary double-double, the Syracuse backcourt won’t keep up. It’s not that Pitt’s is anything special – just it’s hard to see Michael Gbinije’s unreal run continuing and, I mean, maybe Trevor Cooney’s due. But I just don’t see it. Who knows. Maybe B.J. Johnson lights it up. That’d be as fun as it is unlikely. Commentslast_img read more

8 race card at Fairyhouse

first_imgThe Pat Downey-trained Three Bells will be seeking a hat-trick of wins in the Coral.ie Handicap, which goes to post at 6.50.The first of eight races gets underway at 5.15 today.last_img

Police need help finding this Alpena man, Justin Agar

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Local law enforcement agencies need your help locating an Alpena man on the loose.This is the photo* of 24–year–old Justin Tate Agar.Agar went into hiding after removing his tether while on parole. He is a six foot, 180 pound, white male. Police say Agar has a history of gun violence.Crime Stoppers will award up to $1,000 dollars to anyone who can help them find Agar. Please call 1–800–422–JAIL if you have information on his whereabouts.*Correction: The previous images of Justin Tate Agar published were not him. Police sent us the wrong photos. The new photo is Agar.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan State Police Seeking Information in Break-and-Enter CaseNext NOAA: Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracylast_img read more

Five new caps for women’s Home Internationals

first_img28 Aug 2014 Five new caps for women’s Home Internationals There are five new caps in the England team for the Ladies’ Home Internationals, which take place at Aberdovey Golf Club, Wales, from September 17-19. Three of the newcomers were members of the England team which recently won the Girls’ Home Internationals for the seventh successive year: India Clyburn of Lincolnshire, Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire and Hollie Muse of Lancashire. The other two are Gemma Clews of Cheshire and Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire (Image © Leaderboard Photography). They will joined established internationals Sarah-Jane Boyd of Cornwall, Gabriella Cowley of Hertfordshire and Alex Peters of Nottinghamshire. The reserve is Emma Goddard of Cheshire. The team will be captained by Chris Pascall of Hartlepool, Durham, and the coach is Yorkshire’s Steve Robinson. England were third in last year’s Home Internationals, having won the title for the previous two years. The 2013 champions were Wales who will be defending on home ground. The players: Sarah-Jane Boyd, 22, (Truro, Cornwall) has had a string of high finishes this season: she was runner-up in the British stroke play, which she won in 2012; third in her defence of the English amateur; third in the English stroke play; and runner-up in the English mid-amateur. She also won the Hampshire Rose at the start of the season. Gemma Clews, 19, (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) has won two scratch events this season: the Pleasington Putter and the inaugural Delamere Comboy Trophy. She was third in the Welsh open stroke play, sixth in the English amateur and 12th in the British stroke play. India Clyburn, 17, (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) is the English girls’ champion and had a perfect record at Girls’ Home Internationals winning all six of her matches. She is also the Scottish junior stroke play champion and was runner-up in the Critchley Salver. Gabriella Cowley, 18, (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) played in the 2014 Curtis Cup match and is representing England in the World Amateur Team Championship. She was runner-up in this year’s Portuguese amateur championship and helped to win the Nations Cup for England at the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play championship. Alice Hewson, 17, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale and the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy where she also helped England win the Nations Cup and was fourth overall. She was sixth in the English girls’ championship and ninth in the English women’s amateur. Last year she was in England’s winning team at the European Young Masters, won the Scottish U16s and the girls’ title at the Telegraph BMW Golf Championship. Hollie Muse, 14, (West Lancashire), has just won the girls’ title at the North of England U16 championship and was runner-up in the English U15 girls’ championship. She was also runner-up in the girls’ event at the Fairhaven Trophies and tied eighth at the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. She is the youngest-ever Lancashire ladies’ champion. Alex Peters, 20, (Notts Ladies’, Nottinghamshire) was third in both the British stroke play and the English amateur championships; and sixth in the English stroke play. She won The Leveret at the start of the season and topped the 2013 England Golf women’s order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. Bethan Popel, 19, (Long Ashton, Gloucestershire) helped England win the Nations Cup at the St Rule Trophy, among a string of good results this season which have  included fifth place in the English amateur, seventh place in the women’s Welsh stroke play, 12th place in the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play and 11th in the Portuguese amateur. Emma Goddard, 23, (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) had top five finishes in both the St Rule Trophy and the Welsh stroke play. She was 10th in the English stroke play and 11th in the British, and tied second in the Pleasington Putter.last_img read more

Fall Arts Walk Maps Available Now

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the City of OlympiaGrab your guide to the 2016 Fall Arts Walk in downtown Olympia – October 7 and 8! Arts Walk maps are available at participating downtown businesses, The Olympia Center (222 Columbia St NW), and City Hall (601 4th Ave E). The Arts Walk app can be found here and digital maps can be found at online here.As part of your planning for festival-going, consider your transportation options. Area residents have the option to bus, bike, or walk to the event. Transit information as well as individualized trip planning for bus, bike and walk routes is available at www.intercitytransit.com.Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capital Heating and Cooling, Capitol City Press, Mixx 96 FM, Oly Arts and the Washington State Employees Credit Union. For more information, contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360.753.8380.last_img read more