Wojciech Szczesny reveals conversation with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Apr 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link391Shares Wojciech Szczesny reveals conversation with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking Tadic and Mane beat Szczesny either side of the break at St Mary’s (Picture: Getty)The north London club would go on to finish third in the table, four points adrift of second-placed Manchester City and a massive 12 points behind champions Chelsea.‘Back at that time I was smoking regularly and the boss knew it very well,’ the Juventus and Poland shot-stopper explained to the Arsenal Nation podcast. ‘He just didn’t want anybody smoking in the dressing rooms and I knew that also. ‘Because of the emotion of the game, I had a cigarette after the game when the team was still in. ‘I went in the corner of the showers, so it was at the other end of the dressing room and nobody could see me, and I lit one up.’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 ArsenalSzczesny was fined for his behaviour and lost his place to David Ospina in the first-team after a frank discussion with Wenger.‘Somebody saw me, it wasn’t even the boss himself, and just reported it back to the boss. I saw him a couple of days later, he asked me if that was true and I said, “Yes”. He fined me and that was the end of it,’ he added.‘He then said, “Look, you’re going to be out of the team for a little bit” but there was no big bust-ups or big confrontations. I was very professional about it. ‘I was fully expecting to be back in the team a few weeks later but we had a good run of form and David Ospina, who came in goal, played really well for those few games. He stayed in. ‘That meant I was waiting and trying to win my place back in the team, or trying to convince him that I was still the best goalkeeper at the club by going out on loan. ‘That sounds strange but sometimes it’s the best way of doing it.’MORE: Jack Wilshere reveals the bizarre story of how he signed for ArsenalMORE: Gilberto Silva names the three Invincibles who would improve current Arsenal team the most Advertisement Advertisement Wojciech Szczesny was dropped by Arsene Wenger after he was caught smoking (Picture: Getty)Wojciech Szczesny has lifted the lid on the conversation he had with Arsene Wenger when he was caught smoking in the dressing room after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat away to Southampton back in 2015.Emotions were high in the away changing room at St Mary’s after goals from Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic either side of half-time consigned the Gunners to their fifth loss of the Premier League campaign.The New Year’s Day disappointment also meant Wenger’s men had gone seven matches without recording a single clean sheet and it badly affected Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny, who openly admits he was smoking ‘regularly’ at the time.AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Batesville Dirt Road League Basketball Results

first_imgBatesville Boys 6th Grade Basketball.The Batesville 6th grade team traveled to South Decatur High School and defeated Waldron by a score of 58-21.  The Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-0 start with an aggressive full court press that yielded five unanswered buckets with each starter scoring.  The Bulldogs removed the press the remainder of the game and focused on man to man half-court defense in addition to running new offensive schemes.  Everyone on the roster managed to score for the Bulldogs – Benajamin Harmeyer (15), Nate Vankirk (13), Noah Tuveson (8), Jackson Renck (6), Conner Ertel (6), Charlie Schebler (4), Alec Bunselmeier (4) and Lyle Oesterling (2).The Bulldogs saw stiffer competition in the second game of the afternoon as they faced a very quick and defensive minded team from Lawrenceburg.  The Bulldogs came out on top with a 34-33 win.  The Bulldogs uncharacteristically struggled with transition basketball as they turned the ball over way too many times and missed several easy buckets.  The team was happy with the win, but very disappointed in the effort.  Leading the Bulldogs in scoring were Charlie Schebler (11), Benjamin Harmeyer (10), Conner Ertel (10), Alec Bunselmeier (2) and Jackson Renck (1).The 6th graders are now (6-0) in Dirt Road League and are in action next on Sunday, December 11th at the East Central Fieldhouse where they will play Shelbyville at 2:00 PM and North Decatur at 4:00 PM.Batesville Boys 5th Grade Basketball.The 5th grade Bulldogs traveled to Jac-Cen-Del High School and defeated North Decatur 31-10 in their first game of the day.  The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 10-0 lead on the Chargers taking an 18-3 lead at the half.  Conner Drake led the team in scoring with 10 points, while Jack Grunkemeyer added 9 and Landon Oldham 5.  Grunkemeyer pulled down 7 rebounds, while Brendan Heiser and Sam Johnson dished out two assists.  Gus Prickel was solid on defense against speedy Kaden Muckerhide from North Decatur.In game two the Bulldogs played a hard fought, physical contest against the Rushville Lions and came away with the victory, 23-17.  The game went down to the wire as the young Lions made it a two point contest with a three pointer from the top of the key with under two minutes remaining.  After a time out by the Bulldogs, the team kept its composure against the full court press and put the game away with great ball handling and defense.  Grunkemeyer led the team in scoring with 9 and Chris Lewis had 5.  Grunkemeyer remained a horse in the lane garnering another 7 boards for the squad, while Prickel and Lewis each added an assist.The 5th graders are now (6-0) in Dirt Road League and are in action next on Sunday, December 11th at Milan High School where they will play Greensburg at 2:00 PM and South Decatur at 4:00 PM.Batesville Boys 4th Grade Basketball.The 4th Grade Bulldogs traveled to Union County and defeated Centerville and Tri to push their record to (5-1) in Dirt Road League.  The team will next be in action on Sunday, December 11th at Batesville Primary School at 1:00 PM vs. New Palestine and at 3:00 vs. Milan.Batesville Boys 3rd Grade Basketball.The 3rd Grade Bulldogs travled to Milan High School and defeated East Central 22-3.  In the second contest of the day, the young squad defeated Jac-Cen-Del 33-16 to push their record in Dirt Road League to (6-0).  The 3rd graders are in action next Sunday, December 11th at Union County Middle School at 1:00 PM vs. Union County and at 3:00 PM vs. Centerville.Batesville Boys 2nd Grade Basketball.The 2nd graders opened up their Dirt Road Basketball season with a sudden death overtime win over East Central and followed it up with a close loss to Greensburg.  The team will next be in action on Sunday, December 11th at Milan Elementary at 1:00 PM vs. Jac-Cen-Del and at 1:50 PM vs. Milan.Good luck to all the Bulldog Teams!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Mourinho calls Dele Alli ‘lazy player’

first_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome Jose Mourinho branded midfielder Dele Alli as ‘lazy’ during the Amazon All or Nothing documentary Its camera crews have spent the last year filming behind-the-scenes footage of Spurs’ first year in their £1billion new stadium. And it shows new manager Mourinho accusing Alli of not pulling his weight every day. The series shows the Special One, staging one of his first-team meetings as a manager, asking: “Where is Dele?” When the star puts his hand up, Mourinho says: “I understand already that you are a f***ing lazy guy in training.” The Special One reveals in the series the only advice Sir Alex Ferguson gave him in his previous job as manager of Manchester United was to sign Alli. But the programme shows that does not stop Mourinho from hauling Alli into his office following his appointment as Tottenham manager in November last year to lay down a few home truths. The Spurs boss was filmed saying: “What I want to tell you basically is this – I think you feel I like you.” To which Dele shrugs his shoulders, lops his head, and says: “Yeah.” Mourinho adds: “I like as a player and also as a kid. I think you are a nice kid. “I don’t want to be your father because you have your father. I don’t want to be your uncle or old brother, I just want to be your coach but with a good connection so I have to always tell you what I think. “Inside of you, maybe you tell me to f*** off but I have to tell you exactly what I think. “And for me since the beginning, I have no doubts about your potential. I saw you do incredible matches and incredible things – but I always felt you had ups and downs. “There is a huge difference between a player that keeps the consistency and a player that has moments. And that is what makes the difference between a top, top player and a player with the top potential. Loading… center_img “It’s something you don’t have to share with me, I think it’s something just for you to analyse yourself and to realise why ‘My career has been MK Dons, Tottenham, international team, bang!’ And then you reach the top and then… “Why you have in your career these little ups and downs, I don’t know? “I don’t know if it has to be your lifestyle. I don’t know if you want periods when you are an amazing professional or if in other periods you are a party-boy? I don’t know. I have no idea. Only you can know that. “I am 56 now and yesterday I was 20. Do you know what I mean? Time flies, time flies and I think one day you will regret it if you can’t reach what you can reach.” Mourinho added: “I’m not expecting you to be the man of the match every game. I’m not expecting you to score goals every game. “I just want to tell you I think you might regret.. “YOU should demand more from YOU, not me demanding more from you. Not me. Not me. read als0:Tottenham star Dele Alli eases down tension at the beach with girlfriend “I think you should demand more from you.” Dele then said: “That’s fair,” before leaving the meeting. He added: “I’m not like blind to it. I know I didn’t play that well last season. “As soon as I have a bad game or I am not training that well I am the first one to criticise myself. I always think about what I can do to improve. “Sometimes things just switch.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Gates named director

first_imgThe Glorya Kaufman School of Dance announced Thursday that renowned dancer and choreographer Jodie Gates will serve as the school’s director.Director · The new Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Director Jodie Gates was previously an associate professor of dance at UC Irvine. — Courtesy of Ralph Palumbo/USCGates is the former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Gates has also choreographed a number of works for classical ballet companies.Gates is an associate professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine.She has received numerous awards for her dedication in the field, including honors from the American Association of University Women and the Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Program. Gates has also created more than 40 works of her own.Robert A. Cutietta, the current dean of the Thornton School of Music who will serve as the future dean of the Kaufman School of Dance, said Gates has many unique qualities that will be assets to the school.“What really impresses me is that she has had a fabulous career as a dancer and went on to have a fabulous career as an educator,” Cutietta said. “She understands art, understands education and can put together something that has existed before, and that’s what we’re doing here.”Cutietta said Gates’ dance festival is an example of her creative traits. The Laguna Dance Festival, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 and run by Gates, gathers dance companies from across the nation to perform in various venues around Laguna Beach.The school, in addition to the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, is slated to open in the fall semester of 2015.In November 2012, philanthropist Glorya Kaufman provided the endowment to create the school. The dance school is the first school at the university to be established in the past 40 years. It is also the sixth endowed school dedicated to the arts, joining the schools of architecture, cinematic arts, dramatic arts, fine arts and music.Kaufman said she was pleased with Gates becoming the director.“Jodie Gates is the perfect person for the job,” Kaufman said in a statement. “She is keenly aware of the unique needs of a dancer and the importance of a first-rate curriculum.”University officials also expressed excitement not only about the school’s establishment but also  about Gates’ appointment, noting her extensive experience.“Glorya Kaufman’s transformational gift has added the beauty of dance to USC’s expressive range,” Provost Elizabeth Garrett said in a statement. “With the addition of celebrated artist Jodie Gates to the Kaufman School’s leadership team, the pieces are in place to complete USC’s arts mosaic.”A committee of faculty members from various schools across the university selected Gates to serve as director.Gates will begin her position in August. According to the Los Angeles Times, her official title will be vice dean and director of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. She will also have the academic title of professor.last_img read more