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

GSA Eagle runners win Seacoast Invitational

first_img Latest Posts In the boys’ race, Hassett led the way with a time of 15 minutes and 2 seconds as the Eagles placed five runners among the top 10 finishers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJunior Devlin Valle was second in 16:13, junior Oliver Broughton was sixth in 16:34, senior Tate Yoder was eighth in 16:56 and sophomore Tyler Ray was ninth in 17:25, senior Michael Salois was 12th and junior Frank Schweizer was 13th, both in 17:44, as the Eagle boys finished with 20 points.Following in the team competition were Lee Academy with a score of 65, Washington Academy 79, Machias 87 and Searsport 114.In individual boys’ competition:For the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Skyler Fraga was fourth in 16:17, Ramon Perez was 15th in 17:55, Amaziah Jones was 22nd in 18:17 and Taylor Soteres was 25th in 18:55.For the Sumner Tigers, Dylan Bernaquer was 33rd in 20:01, Nicholas Kimball was 34th in 20:03 and Christian Kimball was 45th in 21:10.In the girls’ race, GSA’s Broughton was first in 18:28 and junior teammate Hanna Gutow was second in 18:46 as six Eagle runners placed among the top 10.Behind them, freshman Zeya Lorio was fifth in 19:20, freshman Mary Richardson was sixth in 19:22, sophomore Bella Cimeno was seventh in 19:30, senior Cedar Slagle was 10th in 19:48 and sophomore Emma Larson-Whittaker was 11th in 19:52.The Eagle girls finished with 18 points, followed by Lee Academy 61, Machias 73, Washington Academy 111 and Narraguagus 114.In the individual girls’ competition:For Bucksport, Natalie Coleman was fourth in 19:14, Natasha Clement was ninth in 19:45, Ansley Bernier was 46th in 27:17 and Mavis Tuanatu’a was 49th in 28:13.For Sumner, Brittany Pomeroy was 30th in 24:10 and Cassidy Lee was 39th in 26:03.——At Saturday’s Old Town Sectional Invitational, the Mount Desert Island Trojans put four runners among the top seven in winning the boys’ varsity competition with 52 points.Peter Philbrook placed fourth for MDI in 17:35.20, Ralph Magnani was fifth in 17:38.6, Jordan Harris was sixth in 17:39.09 and Ethan Craigo was seventh in 17:51.62.Rounding things out for MDI were David Anderson, 31st in 19:09.36; Josh Bloom, 46th in 19:44.97; and Matt Hanna, 58th in 20:33.27.Behind the Trojans in the team competition were Orono 61, Caribou 64, Old Town 116, Central 140, John Bapst 154, Foxcroft Academy 155, Presque Isle 188, Hermon 230 and Ellsworth 273.For the Eagles, Derek Look was 52nd in 20:05.61, Noah Robidoux was 60th in 20:44.81, Austin Baron was 64th in 21:31.63, Matt Frost was 65th in 21:31.80, Conrad Svec was 69th in 22:24.09, Tim Curts was 76th in 25:42.58 and Collin Lima was 78th in 25:48.79.In the girls’ competition, Orono took top honors with 35 points, followed by MDI 62, Caribou 100, John Bapst 112, Mattanawcook Academy 145, Ellsworth 165, Presque Isle 167, Washburn 180, Old Town 191 and Hermon 254.For the Trojans, Waylon Henggeler was runner-up in 19:27.70, Caroline Driscoll was seventh in 20:07.54, Lydia Dacorte was eighth in 20:18.59, India Janes was 16th in 21:40.66, Xingtyao Chen was 30th in 23:10.75, Erin White was 34th in 23:16.96 and Anita Wray was 44th in 24:28.71.For Ellsworth, Hayley Lawrence was fourth in 19:31.33, Olivia Lounder was 24th in 22:47.96, Katelynn Bagley was 33rd in 23:16.01, Julia Zavaleta was 51st in 24:34.41, Emine Mutlu was 63rd in 28:35.64 and Bailey Neale was 68th in 31:07.14. Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 SULLIVAN — Sophomore John Hassett and freshman Eliza Broughton led the George Stevens Academy Eagles to victory in boys’ and girls’ varsity competition at Friday’s annual Seacoast Invitational at Sumner Memorial High School. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comlast_img read more

Curt Schilling gets President Donald Trump’s endorsement to run for Congress in Arizona

first_imgCurt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019″I haven’t said anything publicly, but I’m considering going back to Arizona and running for a congressional seat, one of the blue ones,” Schilling said Sunday on Armed American Radio. “It’s something that my wife and I have talked about, and she’s now becoming more and more pumped at the potential. Obviously, we’re still quite a few discussions away, but yeah, it’s something we’re absolutely considering.”Schilling, who pitched in the 2001 World Series for the Diamondbacks and helped the 2004 Red Sox win their first series in 86 years, has made more waves since he’s stepped away from baseball.He was fired from ESPN in 2016 after he shared a Facebook post that was deemed offensive over North Carolina’s bathroom law. He’s continued to be a polarizing figure in sports with his conservative stances and support of Trump, as well. Schilling, 52, didn’t say which district he was willing to run in but wants to go up against one of Arizona’s five Democrats.”Not ready to do any of that right now. If/When things solidify I will but right now it’s something in the ‘I’m considering it’ stage,” Schilling told The Arizona Republic in an email. Related News Phillies’ Jake Arrieta unsure if he can keep pitching through pain Alex Rodriguez loses $500K in items stolen from SUV in San Francisco, report says MLB wrap: Indians inch ahead in AL Central race with win over Red Sox Congressman Curt Schilling? It’s a possibility.The former Diamondbacks pitcher and staunch conservative said he is “absolutely considering” running for Congress in Arizona, The Arizona Republic reported. Schilling added: “The state is not the state I grew up in. Making Arizona citizens of EVERY Race, religion and sexual orientation 2nd class citizens to illegal immigrants is about as anti-American as it gets. When you have homeless veterans, children, and you’re spending tax dollars on people smuggling drugs and children across our border someone in charge needs their a— kicked.”Schilling’s potential candidacy has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, whom Schilling has supported throughout his presidency.last_img read more