Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley withdraw from Scotland squad with injury | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – UEFA: No plans to change Euro 2020 formatUEFA say it has no plans yet to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer’s tournament to Russia.European football’s governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm Fraser missed Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Friday with the issue, while Hanley was ruled out of Norwich’s 1-0 victory at home to Swansea a day later.Hanley – who has 30 caps for his country – had been called up to the Scotland squad for the first time in more than two years, while Fraser was looking to add to his 14 international appearances.The news comes as a blow to Scotland, who will travel to Belgrade this week knowing that a victory over Serbia in their one-legged play-off will see them qualify for their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.- Advertisement – Thursday 12th November 7:00pm Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will both miss Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia after withdrawing from the squad with injury.Steven Reid, who is part of Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s backroom staff, confirmed the news after both Fraser and Hanley sustained hamstring problems.- Advertisement – French newspaper Le Parisien reported that installing Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, as sole host for the finals was one option being considered by UEFA, with infection rates rising again across the continent.While UEFA has not ruled out changing the format, it said in a statement that it currently had no plans to do so.“UEFA intends to hold Euro 2020 in the format and the venues confirmed earlier this year and we are working closely with all host cities on preparations,” the statement read.“Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid – over which neither UEFA nor the local organising bodies have control – it is currently too early to say whether those games in June and July will have restrictions either on fans or even their staging.” As well as missing Thursday’s game at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium, Fraser and Hanley will also be unavailable for Scotland’s Nations League fixtures away to Slovakia on Sunday and Israel on November 18.last_img read more

Frank Lampard praises heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 11:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link775Shares Advertisement Frank Lampard praises players’ heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other Chelsea trailed at half-time to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s header (Picture: EPA)Asked about the half-time inquest, Lampard said: ‘I like that and there should be because you don’t want 11 quiet players who just get on with it and just want to trot out again.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I said my piece and was pretty firm because you can’t just come here and have nothing about you and think you’re going to get anything.‘It was “can we show something here, lads? Because we have to, we’re Chelsea and we can’t just roll up and not feel like the 3,000 fans who have travelled across London to watch the game”.‘Then the lads started talking and it was a bit aggressive, which is a good thing.’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 ArsenalArsenal took a first-half lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and dominated the early exchanges, with Lampard turning to his bench to bring on Jorginho.He ditched the back three and reverted to a back four, adding an extra body in midfield, and the side responded immediately, with Lampard very unhappy with how his team started the game.center_img Comment There was plenty of finger-pointing and raised voices at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that things got very heated in the dressing room at half-time of Sunday’s win over Arsenal, though he was happy to see such a passionate reaction.The Blues went behind at the Emirates but, after a tactical reshuffle from the manager, rallied in the second half and claimed all three points thanks to late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham.Lampard had a few choice words for his players at half-time though the home truths were largely dished out by the players themselves, something the manager was happy to see. Chelsea’s half-time inquest was forgotten about by the final whistle (Picture: Getty)‘I could’ve made the changes after 10 minutes,’ said the Chelsea boss.‘That’s not just Emerson, that’s probably any of the players to change it slightly because it’s hard to convey a message with your voice on the sidelines in this sort of atmosphere. Sometimes it has to be a gesture. We changed and it got better.’MORE: Frank Lampard rates Tariq Lamptey’s debut for Chelsea after beating ArsenalMORE: What Frank Lampard told Chelsea stars at half-time to inspire Arsenal comeback winMore: 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 Citylast_img read more

Francis Cagigao sends farewell message to Arsenal and predicts bright future for Mikel Arteta

first_imgAdvertisement Cagigao is predicting big things from Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)‘People like Arsene [Wenger], Pat Rice, David Dein, Steve Rowley, Don Howe, Stewart Houston, Ken Friar, Terry Murphy, Terry Burton, David Miles, many top top scouts both international and UK, at senior and academy level all these years (thank you guys you are the best) and loyal hardworking colleagues over the years plus a lot of staff in the background.‘I thank you all for your courtesy, warmth and professionalism all these years. I truly respect you all. ‘Also to the fans, the Club’s heartbeat, a lot of those who have sent out messages to me these past few weeks, I wish you all the best.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 Club has a very good head coach and are not far from building a winning team, a lot of good groundwork has been laid.‘Wherever the future takes me from tomorrow onwards I will never forget my time at the Club and feel privileged to have played my part Stay safe. My best regards to you all.‘“Salud suerte a todos” – Fran.’MORE: Napoli want Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos without paying transfer feeMORE: Ian Wright admits new Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal would be Arsenal’s most ‘significant’ business this summerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Cagigao scouted the likes of Fabregas and Martinelli (Picture: Cesc Fabregas Instagram)Francis Cagigao has sent a classy parting message to Arsenal as the scout officially leaves the north London club after 24 years of service.The long-serving Head of International Scouting helped bring in the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli.However, he was let go last month as part of a major restructuring process of the club’s scouting network.Addressing his exit, Cagigao paid tribute to a long list of Arsenal’s major figures he worked with over the years and predicted a bright future for the Gunners with Mikel Arteta at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT‘Today is my last day after 24 years + at The Arsenal,’ Cagigao wrote in a post on his LinkedIn page.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Club I started at as a youth player also, back in the late 80s. Everything in life has a start and an end. This is no different. Now I will look to the future but never forget the values instilled in me. Comment Advertisement Francis Cagigao sends farewell message to Arsenal and predicts bright future for Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterThursday 3 Sep 2020 9:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.8kShareslast_img read more

Wellington landfill to be closed Monday

first_imgSumner Newscow reporter — Due to Labor Day on Monday ~ September 7, the Wellington landfill will be closed on Monday. Monday’s commercial refuse collection will occur on Tuesday, September 8. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply 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. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more