Why Robin van Persie believes Ajax are favourites to beat Spurs in Champions League

first_img Comment Van Persie netted a brace against Ajax earlier this season for Feyenoord (Picture: Getty)‘I watched how they reacted if I let myself fall back into midfield, or if I was going to play on the back of the Argentine boy [left-back Nicolas Tagliafico].‘That worked out well that afternoon, everything came off. Duels with De Light, I don’t get involved in that. It makes no sense. He’s so good, so strong.’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 The former Arsenal frontman says Harry Kane will be a huge loss (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal forward Robin van Persie is backing Dutch rivals Ajax to overcome Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final of the Champions League.Ajax pulled off a stunning win over Juventus in the quarter-final, with away goals from Donny van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt cancelling out Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener on a thrilling night in Turin.A day later, Spurs progressed to last four in dramatic fashion, scoring three away goals against Manchester City but appeared to have been knocked out by Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time ‘winner’ only for VAR to chalk it off. Advertisement Why Robin van Persie believes Ajax are favourites to beat Spurs in Champions Leaguecenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Apr 2019 12:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link319Shares Ajax have knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus and face Spurs next (Picture: Getty)Now the two giant-killers will face off over two legs in the semi-final, with the first leg in north London in a weeks’ time, though Spurs’ squad is ravaged by injuries and Van Persie believes that gives Ajax an advantage.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I did not see Ajax against Juventus because I was watching [Dutch comedian] Najib Amhali. I saw Manchester City against Tottenham though and that was better than a great film,’ the Dutchman told Algemeen Dagblad.‘I think Ajax are favourites in the semi-final because Tottenham play without Harry Kane.’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 CityVan Persie scored twice against Ajax in a thumping 6-2 win for Feyenoord back in January and he says the secret to getting the better of impressive defender De Ligt is not to go toe-to-tie with him.‘What I always try to do in the first 15 minutes is look at the position of central defenders,’ Van Persie continued.last_img read more

Interstate migration is helping drive up Sunshine Coast property prices

first_imgInterstate migration to the Sunshine Coast is tipped to help drive up property prices. Picture: Lachie MillardINTERSTATE migration is once again driving up demand for Sunshine Coast property.New analysis of the market by RiskWise Property Research predicts solid capital growth for the region as a result.RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said the area had experienced “consistently strong population growth’’ in the past five years and predictions were that this would continue.The Sunshine Coast market has been widely tipped by real estate analysts to experience a lift in prices, after a series of lean years.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThe high-end Noosa market in particular has fired up again with a series of record breaking beachfront sales, but it was also the affordability of many of the Sunshine Coast suburbs that Mr Peleg said was helping attract new residents.“The area’s affordability has been a major drawcard behind this migration, especially for large numbers of interstate purchasers who can’t afford to buy such great lifestyle properties in places like Sydney and Melbourne,” he said.Also helping drive demand and future capital growth, according to Mr Peleg was the low number of building approvals in the region. 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach was listed for a massive $22 Million. Picture: Paul SmithHe said there were only 3323 house building approvals in the pipeline across the entire region and that would be quickly absorbed.There are also approvals for 2581 new units to be added in the two years.Mr Peleg said there had already been 7.1 per cent median house price growth for houses on the Sunshine Coast and 5.4 per cent median unit price growth in the past 12 months.last_img read more

Results of matches played in the Courts/LIME 2011 National Rounders League

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 42 Views   no discussions The following are the results of games played on Sunday 7th August, 2011.In the South East Zone, LIME United Strikers went down by 1 wicket against Home Base Boetica.  LIME United Strikers scored 394 for 6 in 40 overs.  Shirley George 83, Jessica Joseph 82 and Josette Eugene 80.Home Base Boetica replied with 398 for 9 in 33 overs. Angela St Jean 210 not out, Joan Joseph 83 and Anika Barrie 29.At Grand Fond, LynFlick GF had the better of Domsetco Stars with a 4 wicket win.  LynFlick GF scored 362/3 in 40 overs. Gemmer George 108 not out, Lisa Phillip 98 not out and Joan Lawrence 24.  Domsetco Stars 308 for 7. Vernice Cuffy 54, Marsha Baron 51, Angie Lawrence 40.In the South Central Zone P.M.H won the Police Sports Club by 5 wickets.  Batting first Police scored 299 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs. Merlissa Esprit 52, Trisha Alfred 41 and Mathurine Frank 34.  P.M.H replied 303 for 6 in 38 overs.  Letisha Lestrade Wyke 68 not out, Cordela Pierre 42 not out Carol Jno Baptiste 37 not out.Courts Mixers had a convincing 270 run win over Canefield Vikings. Courts reached 424 for 6. Joycelyn Maximea 93,  Barbara Henderson 71 and Anthea Jeffrey 55.  Canefield Vikings replied with 154.Caherine Gage 25, Christabel Vidal and Natasha Royer 22 each.In a match played at Mahaut. Matadors had the better of Kubuli Super Stars by seven wickets.  Kubuli Super Stars 224 all out. M. Benjamin 46. M. Graham 35. Matadors 226 for 4. Celia Tavernier 60 not out.  Marilyn Augustine 36 not out and Nelia Etienne 36.In the South Zone ACS South Defenders won Royal Blazers by 277runs.  ACS South Defenders scored 397 for 3. Julia Bruno 110, Nadier Damier 105 and Myrtle Henderson 51.  Royal Blazers 120.  Precilla Tavernier 21 and Celiann Tavernier 20.Dubique Strikers had a narrow win over LIME Hagley Unpredictable. Dubique 200. Merle John 46, Murium Bruno 34.  LIME Hagley Unpredictable 191 for 8.  Sylvian Casimir 37, Roslyn Angol 34.Tremors of Soufriere won New India Rising Stars of Tete Morne by 28 runs.Tremors 252.  Mellisa Tavernier 53, Cassandra Olivacce 53, Editha Jervier 44.New India Rising Stars 224. Melissa George 39,Jackie Germain 34, Modrina Germain 31.In the East Zone, Kalinago Strikers had a 10 wicket victory over Carib Beer Strikers. Carib Beer Strikers scored 182 all out in 39 overs. Alithea Lockhart 61, Anne Marie Letang 23 and Margaret Rose George 15.  Kalinago Strikers 212 for 1 in 15 overs. Gennie+ Valmond 69, Shanis Francis 41 and Julin Bruney 31.Old School CB were victorious over Flamboyant Pacers by six wickets. Flamboyant Pacers scored 231 all out.  Belinda Florant 84, Mayone Burton 45 and Janice Mingo 28.Old School 235 for 5. Janetta Graham 92, Polina Scotland 33 and Clayron John 21.The two matches in the West Zone between Capuchin Reformers and Dublanc Almond Stars and Diamond All Stars St. Jo and Colihaut Silver Stars were both abandoned because of inclement weather.By: Abraham BrowneSports Officer South Sharecenter_img Share NewsSports Results of matches played in the Courts/LIME 2011 National Rounders League by: – August 9, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Premier League Captains float WhatsApp group to fight pay cut

first_img Loading… This could be because there is no work for these employees, or that the company is not able to afford to pay them, because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis. In the United Kingdom, the Government is offering to pay 80 per cent of a furloughed employee’s wages, up to £2,500 per month, until they are able to resume their job full time. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will last for at least three months from March 1. The report claims the players are committed to making considerable financial sacrifices, but insist their money go to charities as opposed to heading straight back to affluent club owners. Read AlsoOmeruo’s Leganes agree pay cut up to 20 percent But it also claims the main sticking point remains the general approach, because different clubs are going directly to players and trying to bully them into signing renegotiated contracts. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCOVID-19 Pandemic Has Significantly Improved Air QualityHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Captains of all 20 Premier League clubs have set up a WhatsApp group to come together to battle against plans to force top-flight stars into significant wage cuts, according to reports. Players are said to be furious over the proposals to force them into accepting a proposed 30 per cent reduction in wages after the Premier League met the Professional Footballers’ Association on Saturday. But their revolt appears to have intensified with the Daily Mirror claiming the 20 captains have now banded together to reject the plans, which one skipper is believed to have branded ‘disgusting’. When an employee is placed on furlough they are temporarily put on a leave of absence and not paid, although they remain on the payroll, meaning that they do not lose their job. Man city battle Leicester city just before the lockdown over covid-19Advertisementlast_img read more

Eden Hazard struggles to bounce back at Real Madrid

first_img “[Hazard] must be very good to play and he is not at his best,” the Frenchman said after the game against Granada.Advertisement “The situation is a bit complicated, but I hope that on Thursday he will be at 100 percent and can help the team.” His absence in the last game has raised some eyebrows as Real Madrid are in pursuit of the LaLiga Santander title without their marquee signing being at Zidane’s disposal. Hazard has played 15 games in LaLiga Santander and has netted a single goal as his ankle problem has left him out of action for nearly 200 days. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Read Also: Giroud edges Chelsea closer to Champions League qualification He missed three months after suffering his first injury in November and more than three months after a setback that led to a surgery in February. Real Madrid are aware that they will have to solve this issue, because playing without the Belgian is a luxury that they can’t afford for a second season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Eden Hazard travelled with Real Madrid to Andalusia but didn’t feature in his team’s 2-1 victory over Granada on Monday night. Many hoped that the Belgian would take advantage of the pandemic enforced break to rediscover his form in the last stretch of the season. Hazard looked in shape when football got back underway and started in Real Madrid’s first game of LaLiga Santander’s return. However, in the third match after the break he was dropped to bench and didn’t play at all, and in the last four games he featured for a total of just eight minutes. He picked up an injury in the game against Espanyol and Zinedine Zidane decided not to take any risks by including him in the starting line-up. Loading… last_img read more

Holcomb announces funding for enforcement initiatives at school-bus stops

first_imgIndianapolis, IN— Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently announced grant funding for increased traffic enforcement at school-bus stops. About 230 Indiana police agencies receive federal grants for highly visible traffic enforcement including speeding, aggressive driving, and school bus stop-arm violations. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is awarding approximately $380,000 to 39 agencies for overtime school-bus stop enforcement over the next two months.Gov. Holcomb signed a new school-bus safety law that took effect July 1. State law requires a school bus to use flashing lights and extend its stop arm while loading and unloading students along a roadway. State law also requires drivers to stop while the arm is extended. On highways divided by a physical barrier or unimproved median, traffic traveling in the opposite direction as the school bus may proceed with due caution.Law-enforcement agencies awarded additional grant funding are listed below in alphabetical order. Police agencies may apply for future traffic-enforcement grants, including school-bus stop enforcement grants, through Aug. 30 by clicking here.Area recipients of the funds include:Connersville Police: $3,111Decatur County Sheriff: $3,000Jackson County Sheriff: $39,680Seymour Police: $3,000last_img read more

Shaw blow for United

first_img United confirmed on Twitter that any further new arrivals will be handed vacant shirt numbers, which could include reported target Marcos Rojo. The Sporting Lisbon defender is being hit with disciplinary action by his club amid talk of him being wanted by Van Gaal. Reports suggest United have made a bid of around £16million for the 24-year-old Argentina international and that Rojo has refused to train with Sporting, handed in a transfer request and asked to be allowed to join the Red Devils. Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho has been quoted as saying that both Rojo and team-mate Islam Slimani are “subject to strong disciplinary measures” and will not play in the club’s Portuguese league opener against Academica on Saturday. De Carvalho, quoted by Portuguese newspaper Record from an interview with Sporting TV, said: “They will not play next weekend. This will take as long as it takes. If something doesn’t change, you’re going to end up with the players seeing out their contracts.” He added: “These two, in defence of our magnificent group, must be removed. They are subject to strong disciplinary measures. “Both players have taken decisions that have caused sharp indiscipline at Sporting.” Luke Shaw faces an extended wait to make his competitive debut for Manchester United after he was ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury. Shaw, a £27million capture from Southampton in June, is set to miss United’s Barclays Premier Legaue opener against Swansea on Saturday – as well as further league fixtures against Sunderland and Burnley – due to the injury. The 19-year-old left-back made his Red Devils debut in a 7-0 friendly win over LA Galaxy last month but will not be able to make his league bow for his new club this weekend, which will also mark boss Louis van Gaal’s first competitive match at the helm. A statement on Manchester United’s official website read: “Luke Shaw has suffered a hamstring injury and will miss the opening game of the season against Swansea City on Saturday. “The England international, a summer signing from Southampton, is likely to be sidelined for around four weeks. “Shaw sat out the friendly victory against Valencia at Old Trafford due to the problem and faces a wait before making his competitive debut for the club.” News of Shaw’s setback came shortly after United announced their squad numbers for the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season. As expected, Shaw inherited the number three jersey from Patrice Evra, who joined Juventus in the summer, while Adnan Januzaj was handed the number 11 shirt previously occupied by Ryan Giggs, who has retired from football to become Van Gaal’s assistant manager. Ander Herrera, the midfielder signed this summer from Athletic Bilbao, has taken number 21 in place of Angelo Henriquez, who has departed to Dinamo Zagreb on loan. Juan Mata has been given number eight, with fellow midfielder Anderson being demoted to 28. No-one has claimed the number five or 15 shirts worn previously by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, the centre-backs now with QPR and Inter Milan respectively. Press Associationlast_img read more

Baby gorilla ‘Grace’ born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

first_imgDisney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida welcomed a baby Gorilla on Wednesday!Baby Grace was born to mother Kashata and father Gino, who were selected to breed as part of the Species Survival Plan overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.The animal was reportedly named after the GRACE gorilla sanctuary, an organization dedicated to helping gorillas orphaned by poaching located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Disney goers can see Grace and her family on the Gorilla Falls Exploration trail at Animal Kingdom.last_img read more

Onazi Attacked by Robbers, Loses Car to Hoodlums

first_imgThough no member of his family was hurt, the robbers reportedly succeeded in getting away with the Toyota Highlander SUV and other valuables.Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Terna Tyopev, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos yesterday, said that immediately the incident was reported, policemen were posted to the house to reassure them of safety.Tyopev said, “The divisional crime officer personally led detectives to the house”, adding that the area is now calm and investigations have commenced on the crime.In a related develpoment, Africanfootball.com spoke with Onazi from his base in Turkey and reported that the was obviously shaken by the incident. He said that the bandits pretended to be courier men with a letter to be delivered to his father.“Those robbers came, pretending they were there to deliver a letter to my dad at about 1.40pm on Monday(yesterday), as soon as he collected their fake letter and asked where it was coming from they swooped on him, tied his hands, beat him up, inflicting machete cuts on him in the process,” he recounted.“They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they will launch on our house and that I( Onazi) will be their target the next time.”“They took their time to take some valuable materials including car and some cash but I am thankful to God they didn’t do more than that,” Onazi added.Onazi’s dad has also been discharged from hospital where he was treated for the injuries inflicted on him during the ordeal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Seriki Adinoyi in JosPa Wilson Obande Onazi, father of Super Eagles player, Ogenyi Onazi, narrowly escaped death on Monday when armed men raided his house, carting away his Sport Utility Van (SUV) and other valuables.THISDAY gathered that four armed men, all masked had, at about 1.30 pm on Monday invaded the home of the Onazi’s located at Utan area of Jos North local government Area of Plateau state holding him and some members of his family hostage.last_img read more

Frustrating night for English sides in Champions League

first_imgMeanwhile, despite being held to a scoreless draw in Copenhagen, Leicester are still top of Group G and need just one more point from their remaining two games to guarantee a place in the last-16.Meanwhile, Dundalk are in Russia tonight for their latest Europa League adventure.Stephen Kenny’s side will be hoping to shock Group D top-seeds Zenit St Petersburg after nearly causing an upset against the Russian side at the Tallaght Stadium last time out.Manchester United and Southampton are also in action tonight. Tottenham and Leicester were both left goal-less and frustrated last night in the Champions League.Spurs were booed-off the pitch in Wembley as they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.The win for the German side means that they have now overtaken Tottenham to move into second place in Group E.last_img read more