“I have huge respect for Arsenal and, knowing that they are wounded from last weekend, I always pay even more respect to a team that’s been defeated.“I know what defeat feels like and the natural response is to double their efforts. That’s what I’m expecting from them.“Arsenal are a top team, they have been in my tenure here. Ever since I’ve been in the women’s game they’ve been the biggest club in this country.- Advertisement – Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal had won their first five league matches before a 1-0 defeat to United last weekend.Reigning champions Chelsea are two points behind the Gunners having maintained their unbeaten start with a 4-0 win at home to Everton on Sunday. Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is targeting the club’s first Champions League title after committing her future to the club Asked if she expects the Arsenal game to have added intensity, Hayes said: “There always is. Both teams know each other inside and out.- Advertisement – Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is expecting Arsenal to “double their efforts” for this weekend’s derby clash after suffering their first league defeat of the season.The two London sides meet in one of two rivalry games across Women’s Football Weekend, with Women’s Super League leaders Manchester United facing Manchester City on Saturday.- Advertisement – “They are always in and around the hunt for trophies every season.“They score more goals than any other team, their attacking and build-up play is exceptional and they’ve got players who have won major honours.“I know it will be a huge test because derby games are not normal games, there is a lot at stake and there’s a lot of unpredictability to the game.”Eriksson targeting first Champions League title for Chelsea – Advertisement – 1:32 Image:Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney’s Manchester United last weekend Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is aiming to lead her side to a new era of dominance after committing her future to the club.The full-back has agreed a new deal until 2023 and the aim of winning Chelsea’s first Champions League is one of her biggest motivating factors.“We are not shy about our goals, we want to win everything we participate in,” Eriksson told Sky Sports News.“It’s the biggest tournament and we have our eyes set on it. We missed it last year, it was devastating to watch other teams play when you’re not in it.“We’re hungry this year, we’re on the right path, I have a core belief we can do it.”
MASON CITY — With a winter storm approaching our area, those traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday are being advised to be cautious when heading out on the road. Trooper Tom Williams of the Iowa State Patrol’s Mason City post says if you do plan to travel, pack away a winter survival kit in case something happens. “Things that are important to have in a vehicle include an ice scraper, cell phone and charger, blankets, gloves, hats, an extra coat, water, non-perishable food items, a shovel, kitty litter for traction, a set of jumper cables, any needed medication, and a tow strap.” Williams says if you do get stranded, don’t leave your vehicle. “Call 911 immediately and give your location. Stay in your vehicle, that’s your shelter, don’t try to walk for help. If it’s at night, keep your dome light on if possible. Make sure your exhaust pipe is clear from snow. Run your engine and heater just long enough to remove the chill, so you can conserve gas. I’ll just re-emphasize, don’t delay in calling 911. If we have a severe snowstorm, law enforcement is going to be extremely busy. If the news or weather forecast says travel not advised, that’s exactly what it means.”Williams says at any time this winter, be well prepared for your trip. “Watch the weather report prior to your trip. If you know it’s going to be bad weather, leave early, allow yourself extra time to get your destination. Get plenty of rest the night before. Slow down to increase the control of your vehicle. You are required by law to maintain control at all times. Allow at least five seconds of following distance from the vehicle that’s in front of you. Make sure all your lights are working, that you have good wiper blades and washer fluids, make sure that you have a good set of snow tires on.” Williams says don’t think you are always more safe with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. “Those of you who have four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicles, that does not improve you’re breaking ability. It allows for excellent traction, but it does not improve your ability to stop in emergency situations.”You can check out road conditions 24 hours a day online at 511ia.org.