Arsenal line-up v Aston Villa – Wenger to FINALLY drop Ozil for the Ox? Right or wrong decision?

first_img1 1 Following their dismal defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Arsenal will be looking to end the week on a high note as their attentions return to the Premier League and a potentially tricky clash with Aston Villa.With Man City and Chelsea facing each other on Sunday, the Gunners know this is the perfect opportunity to close the gap at the top of the table, but they will have to be on top form if they are to overcome a Villa side that has enjoyed a strong start to the season.Boss Arsene Wenger will have some serious decisions to make ahead of Saturday’s clash, with club-record signing Mesut Ozil once again looking off-colour, and questions starting to be asked of his decision to favour a 4-1-4-1 formation.Wenger has urged fans to be patient with Ozil, saying that the criticism levelled at him is unfair and that it will take a little while longer for him to be back to his best following a rigorous few months.One player who will definitely feature however is Jack Wilshere, who has been given the all-clear after appearing to injure his ankle in Dortmund.However, Arsenal’s defensive crisis has worsened slightly after Wenger revealed that Nacho Monreal will not be in the squad as he contends with a back issue.Below is how Arsenal are likely to line-up: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Despite increasingly vocal calls for a return to a tried and tested 4-2-3-1 formation, Wenger seems pretty wedded to his new line-up, so we assume he will stick with it for a little while longer.It is therefore likely that there will be few alterations from the side that featured against Dortmund, although should he decide to mix things up, then expect Aaron Ramsey to be dropped deeper, given Wilshere’s good form.The real point of contention is what happens with Ozil? It is not unfair to suggest that the German looks out of sorts – whether that be down to sharpness or simply not being used in the right system by Wenger.Whatever the reason, it seems the perfect opportunity for Wenger to rest his weary star in place of someone who will offer more dynamism. With Villa likely to try and dominate the midfield as they did against Liverpool last week, an ideal selection would therefore be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The England man was far more busy when introduced for the closing stages of Tuesday’s defeat and his tendency to track back and offer support in midfield and defence could be pivotal to Arsenal dealing with the threats of Villa.Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Aston Villa? Comment below…last_img read more

Indiana blanks UCLA in soccer showdown

first_imgWomen’s soccer Freshman Lindsay Bullock (Mira Costa) scored on a header off a Kim Silos corner kick in the fourth minute of overtime to lead Long Beach State (2-0-0) to a 1-0 victory over visiting Utah (1-1-0). Dayton 1, Loyola Marymount 0: Dayton’s Lauren Maybury scored in the 108th minute at Loyola Marymount. Dayton is 2-0; LMU is 0-2. Texas 2, UCLA 1: Lauren Cheney scored a first-half goal for third-ranked UCLA (0-1), but No. 9 Texas (2-0) rallied to win at Houston. Women’s volleyball From news services Second-ranked UCLA lost to seventh-ranked Indiana, 1-0, in a men’s soccer game Sunday at Bloomington, Ind. In the 75th minute, Hoosiers forward Kevin Noschang beat Bruins goalie Brian Perk. Cal State Dominguez Hills 2, Seattle 0: Jose Serpas and Sammy Rivas scored for Cal State Dominguez Hills at Toro Stadium. Senior Rachell Johnson had 14 kills to lead fifth-ranked UCLA past No. 25 Kansas State, 30-20, 30-25, 19-30, 30-27, at the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Classic in Honolulu. Men’s water polo Loyola Marymount earned a split at the UC San Diego Invitational, falling to Pepperdine, 10-4, in the first game and defeating Air Force, 9-6. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

WALKERS INVITED TO JOIN MEVAGH RAMBLERS UP LOUGH SALT

first_imgThe Mevagh Ramblers walking club have a 10K (3 – 4 hrs) walk on Tuesday, April 2nd up and around Lough Salt Mountain.It begins at Lough Salt Westside Carpark at 10am. Meet at Carpark, or if travelling from Carrigart/Downings/Fanad direction meet at Mickey Joes, Umlagh at 9.30am.Walk will travel over rough terrain, so proper footwear and clothing is essential. No runners or denims allowed. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Bring water, packed lunch and camera. Non members €5. Mevagh Ramblers walkers will also participate in Glen Valley 10K Charity walk on Easter Sunday, March 31st at 2pm. WALKERS INVITED TO JOIN MEVAGH RAMBLERS UP LOUGH SALT was last modified: March 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOUGH SALT MOUNTAINMevagh Ramblerslast_img read more

ALLEGED DRINK-DRIVING CASES PUT ON ICE OVER ROMANIAN MAN’S IRISH BREATH TEST CLAIM

first_imgDozens of cases of alleged drink-driving across Donegal have been adjourned over a legal challenge brought by a Romanian national who was not given details of a breath test – in Irish.Alleged drink-driving cases were adjourned at Letterkenny District Court.Mihai Avandenei (28) had his case supported by a district judge who has now referred it to the High Court. A number of cases of alleged drink-driving on Donegal roads were adjourned at Letterkenny District Court yesterday because of the case.Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill is among hundreds of motorists awaiting the outcome of the case, which is due to be heard on June 26. The senator has not entered a plea yet.Local Judge Paul Kelly has agreed to adjourn a number of local cases until the test case at the High Court.Mr Avadenei was stopped at 12.50am on April 21 last year at Wolf Tone Quay in Dublin by Garda Francis McMahon, who alleged the motorist had been driving at 80kmh in a 50kmh zone. Suspecting Mr Avandenei of drink-driving, Gda McMahon arrested him and took him to Store Street Garda Station.Although the Romanian national had a good command of the English language an interpreter was provided.A subsequent breath test carried out by Gda Colm McCluskey gave a reading of 52 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The drink-drive limit is 22 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath.Gda McCluskey and the accused driver both signed the computer print-out. Mr Avandenei – from Lioscianan, Swords, Co Dublin – was charged with drink-driving and released on bail.He appeared before the Dublin District Court last July, where his solicitor Michael Staines argued his client should have been given a read-out of his breath test from the intoxlyser machine in both Irish and English.Mr Staines said the print-out submitted to the court was not a duly completed statement within the meaning of the 2010 Road Traffic Act as it was only in English.He submitted that the rules required it to be in both English and Irish and that the document was therefore not a duly completed statement and not admissible in evidence.In a submission to the High Court, Judge Conal Gibbons said he sided with the accused on the case, but asked for a ruling from the higher court.The Director of Public Prosecutions is challenging Judge Gibbons’ ruling.ALLEGED DRINK-DRIVING CASES PUT ON ICE OVER ROMANIAN MAN’S IRISH BREATH TEST CLAIM was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:casesdonegaldrink-driivngHIGH COURTJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more

DONEGAL HURLERS LIFT DIVISION 3A TITLE

first_imgDonegal Hurling captain Joe Boyle with the Division 3A trophy.DONEGAL Hurling captain Joe Boyle celebrates with the Division 3A trophy after leading his side to victory over Roscommon in Sligo on Sunday.The Donegal men eventually won 4-12 to 2-14 in a hard fought battle at Markievicz Park.   DONEGAL HURLERS LIFT DIVISION 3A TITLE was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal hurlersJoe BoyleNational League Division 3aroscommonlast_img read more

Chelsea lead race for Juventus star as Barcelona boss denies interest

first_img“But now we have a Brazilian who will take on that role [of ‘regista’] because Barcelona are banking on him.“There are those who take care of the market for Barcelona, but certainly I know the club’s strategy and Pjanic doesn’t fit into it.” 2 Chelsea’s pursuit of Miralem Pjanic has received a boost after Barcelona director Ariedo Braida insisted the Spanish club are not in the running to sign him. The Juventus playmaker has been linked with big-money summer moves to both clubs as a result of his impressive form in Serie A.Following Andres Iniesta’s Nou Camp departure, Pjanic had been suggested as the perfect long-term replacement but Braida insists that is not the case.He hints thats role will be filled by the incoming midfielder Arthur, who is set to arrive from Gremio, which could clear the way for Chelsea to land Pjanic.Braida told JuveNews.eu: “There are no negotiations and I don’t think we’re interested in him. Bosnia and Herzegovina international Miralem Pjanic has been linked with Chelsea Pjanic celebrates Juventus’ Serie A title win last season 2last_img read more

DDTV VIDEO! THOUSANDS AT LAUNCH OF EUROSURF IN BUNDORAN

first_imgThousands of people thronged the streets of Bundoran today for the opening ceremony of EuroSurf – the European Surfing Championships.Minister of State Dinny McGinley, TD, helped get the event underway and said later: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the Co Donegal has to offer, particularly for surfers who come here from all over the world.” Sixteen teams from all over Europe as well as from Israel and Morocco will take part in the prestigious ten-day event.More than 20,000 people are expected to visit the county in the next ten days, generating millions of euro for the economy.Television coverage will ensure Bundoran could be seen by up to 25 countries around the world.The end of the parade saw a protest from surfers over sewage still being pumped into the sea. DDTV VIDEO! THOUSANDS AT LAUNCH OF EUROSURF IN BUNDORAN was last modified: September 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BEO ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE ‘ORIGINAL’

first_imgToday is the final of the first BEO competition for an Original song composed and performed by artist/s between the ages of 11 and 18. BEO has been involved in the promotion of homegrown talent for 5 years now but this is their first attempt at providing a competition for young artists.BEO which is now a nationally recognized body based in Colaiste Ailigh Letterkenny are delighted with the response to their competition. Winners will collect €3,000 and a recording on Radio RíRa CD for Seachtain na Gaeilge.Cian Mac Cartaigh of Radio na Life commented that it a hugh opportunity for a young artist to get their music on a nationally distributed CD and the money will go a very long way toward funding quality studio time.Many of Ireland’s artists are embracing Gaeilge when writing songs prime examples being The Coronas, The Dirty 9’s, Seo Linn and DaithíO Dronaí.The competition was made possible with a collaboration with Udaras na Gaeltachta and Foras na Gaeilge where all parties felt that a competition of this nature would be ideal for 2013 Bliain na Gaeilge. 10 finalists were selected by judges Ronan Mac Aodha Bhuí and Colm O Baoill from the many entry’s received by BEO in the last few weeks. Each entry were asked to make a video performing their song and explain a little about the background of their entry. Ronan commented that it was a very difficult task to cut the list to 10. The entries varied from solo artists to rock pop and folk bands.The competition was very well received in schools in the early part of the new year which can be attributed to the BEO team travelling all over the country promoting their project.The final will be held in the Malton Hotel Killarney, at 7pm tonight. Winners will be announced at 10pm. Entry is free. BEO ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE ‘ORIGINAL’ was last modified: October 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Beolast_img read more

DD LOCAL: CASTLEFIIN WALKING GROUP STROLLING OUT EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING

first_imgCastlefinn Community NewsWhist: 12/11/2014Ladies. 1st Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford 183 2nd Annie Callaghan, Killygordon 170 3rd Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn 164 Gents. 1st Angus Stewart, Lifford 170 2nd Joe Corry, Castlederg 168 3rd Maeve Walsh, Killygordon 1631st Half TIE:Patsy O Hagan, Cloghfin and John Mc Granaghan, Castlederg. BOTH SCORE 842nd Half: Patsy Mc Daid, St JohnstonSnowball:Next week’s snowball is 184 or better for 90 euro.BIG WHIST DRIVE IN CASTLEFINN @ 8PM ON WEDNESDAY 26TH OF NOVEMBER IN ST MARYS HALL IN AID OF PARISH FUNDS. SCORE CARDS 10 EURO. SUPPER WILL BE SERVED.Everyone welcome to attend Parent and Toddler GroupParent and toddler group this Tuesday from 10.30 to noon. Please call the CPI on 0749143976Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to join Castlefinn Walking:The walking group every wednesday at 10.30 in the morning. Everyone welcome to join for a relaxing stroll and a chat.Needs Analysis in CastlefinnUnder the auspices of the Local Area Team (LAT) there will be a needs analysis undertaken in the castlefinn and surrounding area over the next 3 month period. Mary Mc Granaghan will be engaging with Local Groups and services, Parents, older people, younger people, children (of all ages), to ascertain what they think is needed within the area. Of particular interest will be the views of those who are not currently involved in services or activities.To this end, Mary may be calling on a number of homes. She will be using a short questionnaire, which won’t take up a lot of time and which will ask.1: Please list the 3 best things about Castlefinn?2: What are the 3 worst things about Castlefinn?3: What improvements or services would you like added to the area?In compiling the findings in the New Year, it is intended to devise sub themes based on responses and identify where these might fit with existing policies and strategies, or where capacity to devise responses may exist.THE SURVEY IS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUSMary will be carrying out this survey in NovemberCumann CastlefinnThe John James Kelly/ Damien Brolly sinn fein cumann based in castlefinn held their A.G.M on Sunday the 9th of Novemeber, officers elected are as followsChairperson: Jack Mc Donagh Contact: 087-3387523Vice: Gary Doherty Contact: 085-7564718Secretary: Cathal Mc Closkey Contact: 086-3718587Treasurer: Shirley Mc Daid Contact: 087-4103999If anyone in the Castlefinn, Donneyloop, Liscooley, Killygordon and surrounding areas have any issues that they think we might be able to help with do not hesitate to contact any of the numbers listed above.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFIIN WALKING GROUP STROLLING OUT EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LocalFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Vitalis Tabu becomes latest star to depart SC Villa

first_imgVitalis Tabu has been at SC Villa for two seasons (File Photo)KAMPALA – URA FC have intensified their preparations for the upcoming Uganda premier league season with another signing in former SC Villa play-maker, Vitalis Tabu.The tax collectors have signed the left footed winger who became a free agent after his contract with Villa expired in the off season, on a three (3) year deal.Tabu had joined SC Villa at the start of the 2016-17 seasons from Arua based side Onduparaka FC but has found his way out of the embattled 16-time league champions.He has previously featured Proline FC before going for a brief stint in South Sudan.From South Sudan, Tabu joined Onduparaka FC and later Paidha Black Angels (loan) before joining SC Villa in 2016.Tabu becomes the 12th signing of the tax collectors after the acquisition of Matthew Odongo (Tusker FC), Salim Wekiya (Masavu FC), Emmanuel Kalyowa, Yeseri Waibi (Mbarara City), Benjamin Nyakojo (Vipers), Allan Mugalu (Kyetume FC), Abdallah Nyanzi (Soana FC), Ronald Musana (Proline FC), Robert Omunuk, Joshua Kawadwa and youngster Joachim Mujera.He also becomes the latest big name to depart Villa Park after Captain Bernard Muwanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa, John Adriko, Ramathan Dudu, Abel Eturude, Musa Mukasa, George Ssenkaaba, Mahad Yaya and Ibrahim Kiyemba all left the manager-less side.URA FC finished distant 9th on the Uganda premier league table last season with only 37 point garnered from 30 games played.Comments Tags: onduparaka fcSC VillaURA FCVitalis Tabulast_img read more