Carlo ­Ancelotti the ‘wrong choice’ to replace Freddie Ljungberg, says Arsenal hero Alan Smith

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Dec 2019 10:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Alan Smith says Ancelotti is the ‘wrong choice’ for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Despite his success in Europe, Ancelotti would be the ‘wrong choice’ for Arsenal, according to club legend Smith, who instead believes the Gunners should target Mikel Arteta.ADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal cannot lean on a solid rearguard, and that obvious lack of resilience and organisation makes the task so much harder for the new man,’ Smith told the Evening Standard.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘That’s why I repeat my firm belief that the situation demands an innovative, inspirational coach, someone with the ability to quickly instil a decisive vision and culture on the training ground that transfers to match days in a positive way.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‘For me, someone like Carlo ­Ancelotti would be the wrong choice.‘As successful as the Italian has been, he’s more of an old-school manager who steadies the ship through clever man-management. Arsenal’s predicament has moved beyond that.‘It requires a tough visionary who can grab hold of this squad and fashion a way of playing that, in the short term, will achieve better results by making the team harder to play against. Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with a move to Arsenal following Unai Emery’s sacking (Picture: Getty)Alan Smith says Arsenal need to appoint an ‘innovative and inspirational’ manager and has urged his former club against targeting Carlo ­Ancelotti.Ancelotti, 60, has emerged as a candidate to join the Gunners following Unai Emery‘s sacking at the end of last month.The Italian, who was axed by Napoli last week, has won three Champions Leagues and domestic titles in England, Italy, France and Germany. Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge of the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘I said it last week and I’ll say it again. Mikel Arteta has what it takes. I just hope that the Arsenal board feel the same way.’Freddie Ljungberg has endured a mixed start to his managerial career at the Emirates and Arsenal sit ninth in the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s clash with defending champions Manchester City.The Gunners have won just five of their 16 league games this season but beat London rivals West Ham on Monday evening.MORE: Martin Keown hails Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli and slams ‘lucky’ Freddie LjungbergMORE: Napoli to submit £21m transfer offer for Lucas Torreira if Arsenal reject loan deal Commentcenter_img Carlo ­Ancelotti the ‘wrong choice’ to replace Freddie Ljungberg, says Arsenal hero Alan Smith Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf: First Law to Take Guns from Abusers Goes into Effect

first_imgGov. Wolf: First Law to Take Guns from Abusers Goes into Effect SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Act 79, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in October 2018, was the first law in Pennsylvania to truly take guns away from the dangerous abusers who use them to kill, terrorize and control. The law goes into effect tomorrow.“With Act 79, victims of domestic abuse will know that Pennsylvania is working to protect them from their abusers,” Gov. Wolf said. “The incidents of domestic violence where guns are involved in our commonwealth prove that this commonsense law is an important step to protect victims of domestic abuse, save lives, and hold abusers accountable for their actions. I thank the many advocates and our General Assembly for passage of House Bill 2060, now Act 79.”Gov. Wolf first called for the General Assembly to pass a package of domestic violence bills in October 2017, including Act 79’s domestic violence gun safety protections. One year later, he signed Act 79, the first law in 14 years to address gun violence.Act 79 includes additional safeguards to help protect victims of domestic violence, including:• New requirements around prohibiting abusers who have been issued a final protection from abuse orders issued after a contested hearing or conviction for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence from possessing firearms and requires them to turn in their guns to law enforcement agencies within 24 hours while the order is in effect;• Eliminates the concern about simply relinquishing a firearm to a family member or friend;• Allows for the time that an individual is incarcerated not to be counted for the 90 days of a temporary PFA.The Pennsylvania State Police has taken the necessary steps to communicate the changes implemented by Act 79 to its members and is working with external stakeholders, including the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence to prepare for the implementation of Act 79. State Police is also updating the Protection from Abuse Database (PFAD) system so that all law enforcement agencies can access the new forms that are required by the statute.“Act 79 taking effect is a reminder that we need to do more to pass commonsense gun safety reforms, including universal background checks,” Gov. Wolf said. “We owe all Pennsylvanians a safe place to live and we need to continue working together to make that a reality.”center_img April 09, 2019last_img read more

FL soldier killed while training in South Korea

first_imgThe remains of a 20-year-old soldier from Florida will return home Wednesday after he was tragically killed while serving the country.The US Army says Nicholas Panipinto was killed when his armored vehicle overturned last week at Camp Humphreys.Panipinto’s family told FOX35 they want him to be remembered as “a man who had a huge heart, humble spirit, adored his family, and wanted more than anything to fight on the front lines for his country.”He joined the Army in January 2018 after graduating from Manatee High School in Bradenton.Panipinto’s family said he was hoping to use the GI. Bill to attend college in the future.The Army will fly Nick home on Wednesday night, and he will be laid to rest Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Sarasota National Cemetery.In an emotional Facebook post, The Manatee County Search and Rescue shared information about the Panipinto’s funeral and urged the public to join them in his honor on Wednesday.last_img read more

Fiammetta: Badgers’ weaknesses persist

first_imgThe sense of relief at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday afternoon was so blatantly obvious that it left many Wisconsin fans wondering, “Why can’t we play teams like Purdue on the road”?Scheduling gripes aside, the Badgers got back on track this weekend, cruising to a 62-17 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. Finally, all was good as the Badgers finally returned to Camp Randall after the massive heartbreak of the past two weeks. Wisconsin might not be able to push the losses at Ohio State and at Michigan State out of their heads forever, but they can at least bump them to the backs of their minds now.Control of their own destiny – if there is such a meaningful thing halfway through the season – is beyond the Badgers’ reach, but with some very feasible help from the rest of the Big Ten and/or the BCS computers, a BCS bowl berth is still attainable.But as much as Wisconsin is hoping for losses from Ohio State and Penn State, the Badgers will reap their own benefits from improving on some weakness that were highlighted throughout that brutal road stretch and apparent even Saturday against Purdue.Settle the special teamsThe Badgers now rank second-to-last in the Big Ten in kickoff coverage, a testament to how dire the special teams situation has become in Madison.“Dire” might seem a bit exaggerated following a 62-17 blowout, but the nightmares in Columbus and East Lansing proved just how critical special teams miscues can be. Granted, the Badgers finally prevented a kick or punt from being blocked and Phillip Welch’s 52-yard field goal at the end of the first half was a tremendous confidence booster for the senior kicker.However, that also strengthened the spotlight on Wisconsin’s coverage issues. The Badgers are No. 115 in the country with 139.9 yards allowed on kickoffs per game and No. 74 with 22.09 yards allowed per kickoff, two staggeringly alarming rankings for a team that otherwise plays generally clean football.After the game Saturday saw Purdue’s freshman returner Raheem Mostert average 41.2 yards on five kickoffs with a 49-yarder on his first and a 74-yarder on his second, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema pointed out a need to evaluate the personnel and assignments the Badgers send out on kickoffs.But how many changes can they really make? Wisconsin also naturally struggles covering punts, ranking No. 76 in yards allowed per punt return (809). Wisconsin’s remaining opponents, Minnesota, Illinois and Penn State, rank seventh, 12th and fourth, respectively, in kickoff returns and fourth, 12th and 10th in punt returns, respectively. But with only three regular season games left, can the Badgers really afford much tinkering when they essentially must win every game?Ignite James WhiteThe sophomore running back was one of Wisconsin’s most electric players in 2010, averaging 6.7 yards per carry en route to a 1,052-yard, 14-touchdown season. This season, White is down to 5.1 yards per carry and he’s been trending downward since rushing for 87 yards on 13 carries (6.7 yards per) against Indiana. Against Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue in the subsequent weeks, White’s averages have dipped to 3.8, 3.2 and 2.9, respectively.Sudden spells of an inability to move the football have been the Badgers’ kryptonite this season – most notably in their two losses – and White has barely provided a spark since his season-high 95 yards and one touchdown against South Dakota Sept. 24. At Michigan State, White rushed 11 times for 42 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. One week later at Ohio State, he contributed only five rushes for 16 yards and one catch for six yards.Explanations for White’s stunning ineffectiveness have ranged from a perceived lack of explosiveness to the fact there’s no longer last year’s element of surprise with him in the game. White has also taken a more secondary role behind Ball this year, whereas last season saw him contribute as a centerpiece of Wisconsin’s Three-Headed Monster with John Clay, Ball and himself.Regardless, White’s contributions have diminished this season, and at times, they’ve been lethal to Wisconsin’s offense. The Badgers remain as dynamic a unit as there is in the nation, but those offensive droughts that have developed in the middle of games – on the road, no less – can halt any momentum Wisconsin will gain with victories in its final three games.Discover a concrete No. 3 wide receiverThis issue has permeated throughout the season, beginning during the Badgers’ stellar performance in non-conference games and rising steadily in prominence with each of the challenges presented since. With opponents well aware of Nick Toon’s skill and Jared Abbrederis’ emergence as a legitimate No. 1 receiver, Wisconsin seemed to be in need of one more firm receiving option.Tight end Jacob Pedersen has developed into UW’s latest promising tight end, catching 24 passes for 310 yards and seven touchdowns this season. The redshirt sophomore has proven to be good for about three catches a game in Big Ten play and a reliable security blanket for Wilson, but in the search for weapons that will further open up defenses and create options for his quarterback, Pedersen generally lacks big-play ability.Augmenting the issue is Toon’s sudden disappearing act; the redshirt senior has not caught more than three passes since Oct. 1 against Nebraska and hasn’t scored since then either. Sure, as the team’s No. 1 wideout, Toon draws the majority of the opposing defenses’ attention. But also, as the No. 1 wideout, isn’t he supposed to beat it consistently?So behind Toon and Abbrederis, the Badgers have yet to see a true answer emerge at the No. 3 receiver spot. Jeff Duckworth has taken the snaps at that role this season, though he’s caught more than two passes in a game once which was against Indiana Oct. 15. Against Purdue Saturday, he saw arguably his most snaps in a game and caught two passes for 78 yards, 66 of which came on one pass in the first quarter.Sophomore Manasseh Garner is next in line and was widely expected to emerge this season, though surgery to repair a hernia cost him the first three games of the season. Since then, he has only suited up for the Sept. 24 South Dakota game and Saturday. In those games, Garner’s caught two passes for 45 yards.Mike is a senior majoring in journalism. What’s the biggest issue for this Badgers team? Let him know on Twitter @mikefiammetta and be sure to follow @BHeraldSports for all the latest Badgers news.last_img read more

Wellington Middle School scores and other things…

first_imgKaitlynHain7.3718thPR TaylorOwens7.3517th WillLong13.4511th Next meet for High School will be Thursday, Oct. 1st at Wedgewood Golf Course BellaBrusky9.1927thPR DakotaDry22.2147thPR ChanceHamel20.0930thPR JosephFriesen21.2441stPR Boys Varsity 5K Wellington Middle School Cross Country 2015  KadinHeacock22.5950thPR CarsonLeGrand22.5349thPR MackinzeTracy14.192ndYESPR ShelbyMcNamara16.0110thYESPR NathanHilt6.3620thPR LakenSmith6.2716thPR PeytonWitham18.0616th PR RJClift6.099thYESPR Girls Varsity 5KTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec Boys 1 mile Girls 1 mileTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec Next meet for this group will be in Halstead at the Wedgewood Golf Course -Oct.1 – 3:30  p.m. MorganBacon7.2312thYESPR MEET:OxfordDate:9/24/15Where: Winf.Vets Home        LexieScheufler6.181stYESPR OliviaSpeagle9.0625thPR Hosted by Halstead at 4:30 p.m. MacyGonzalez7.2413thYESPR Quotes from Charles Wallace: It was a cooler day for the Wellington Cross Country runners for the high school and sixth graders. There were 24 personal records plus one tying their own record and nine medal winners. All 6th graders made a great showing as they all ran in the seventh grade races. Jo Tredway beat her record in the 5K and marking a new school record aa first in the Top 10 All Time WHS list for the Girl’s 5K race. This is the first year the girls are running 5K. Lexie Scheufler not only was first with a medal but also finished fifth on the WMS Top 10 All time list. Tyler Brown also made the top 10 list in our Wellington Hargis Creek meet, coming in fifth on the all time top 10 list for WMS.Sumner County sports scheduleFriday, Sept. 25, 2015Friday night football (games at 7 p.m.).Wellington at Clearwater.Argonia-Attica at Pratt SkylineW. Trinity at Belle PlaineCV-Dexter at CaldwellConway Springs at DouglassFlinthills at OxfordC. Burden at South Haven.Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015WHS VOLLEYBALL — Varsity at Circle, 9 a.m. C Team Tournament at Clearwater, 3 p.m.WHS TENNIS — Tournament of Champions at Collegiate, 8 a.m.——— If you have a score and/or news that is not included in the list of events above, tell your coach or send us a report at sumnernewscow@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter. KorbinJones6.057thYESPR MEET:OxfordDate:9/24/15Where: Winf.Vets Home JoannaTredway22.3812thYESPR CamdenParkey6.2414thYESPR JoseyWolf8.3424thPR-tied TannerDillon14.1313thPR Boys JV 2 miles by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington Middle School Thursday scores, schedules through Tuesday…Seventh grade footballWellington 14 El Dorado 6. First game of the season. Eighth grade footballWellington 48 El Dorado 12. Eighth grade volleyball: A team25-19 win22-25 loss15-7 win.Gracie Rausch    7 assists, 5 digs. Jennifer Jensen  1 kill, 3 digs, 4 acesLindsey Scheufler 6 kills, 1 block 2 digs, 1 ace, 4 assists. Hanna Hawks 3 kills, 7 assists, 2 aces, 7 assists.Elise LeGrand 4 kills, 1 block, 1 dig Hope Maxwell  2 digsCassandra Moody 4 killsB Team 25-19 win25-11 winHunter Hain 1 kill 9 aces, 4 assists, 2 digs. Kylie Lloyd  2 kills, 4 aces. Lexi Jimenez 3 kills, 1 aces, 4 assists.Makenna Pingry 1 ace. Kameryn Gerten 2 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs. Mackenzie Heacock 3 digs.Both teams are now 1-1 in league standings. Overall A team: 4-4Overall B team: 6-7Seventh grade volleyball: Seventh Grade Volleyball teams win against El Dorado.Seventh Grade A vs. El Dorado25-12W25-23 WSeventh Grade B vs. El Dorado 16-25 L 25-23 W18-16 W———WMS TENNIS: The Wellington Middle School girls tennis team traveled to Haysville West Thursday.  The Lady Knights dominated their opponent winning every match but two.  Winners were:Singles:  Kylie Aufdengarten, Tori Lewellen, Rylee Rusk, Calli Hatfield, Natalie Henning, Olivia Brand, Jocey Hook, Payton Ginter and Emberly GonzeaezDoubles:  Aufdengarten/Lewellen, Rusk/Hatfield, Henning/Brand and Ginter/Gonzalez. ———WHS and SIXTH GRADE CROSS COUNTRY TaylorSears8.3223rdPR AshleyHisey19.2520th PR DylanDickinson6.3017thPR BlakeBales17.3023rd Girls JV 2 miles Wellington High School Cross Country 2015 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Holly V. · 253 weeks ago Since you like to get so detailed with the happenings in tennis, cross country and volleyball why don’t you do the same for the 7th and 8th grade football teams? Those kids deserve the same recognition of all the other sports. Not to mention the police note information you post, you have no trouble putting all the details there. If this post is not approved that’s sad and if your a true reporter you’ll honor freedom of speech from all and not just yourself!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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