24 Sep
2020

Arsenal fans want Wenger back as new chairman

first_img “We’re just starting to move on into the future of Arsenal. It’s going to take time but I believe introducing Wenger back into the club would be stepping into the past.” Wenger, 70, left Arsenal in May 2018 after spearheading the club for 22 years and took up the role of head of global football at Fifa in November last year. But it seems fans will be disappointed anyway after owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement that there will be no new additions to the board. A statement on the Arsenal website read: “Moving forward the board will be composed of Stan Kroenke, Josh Kroenke, Lord Harris and Ken Friar.” Speaking of his departure, Sir Chips, a former chairman of Hambros Bank and director of the Bank of England, said: “It has been an honour to be the chairman of this great football club. “Arsenal has always held a special place in my life and that will remain the case in the future. read also:Ex-Arsenal captain: Wenger better than Pep and Jose “I made my plan to retire at the end of this season clear to the board, before the global health crisis we are now experiencing. The club is in safe hands with Stan and Josh, the board and the executive team. “I know Arsenal will emerge strongly from this situation and I look forward, like all our supporters around the world, to seeing the team in action as soon as possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lifelong fan Sir Chips, 80, stood down today after 15 years on the club’s board. And almost as soon as it was announced, Arsenal supporters took to social media to demand a return of Wenger. Funny, really, considering how vociferous the Wenger Out movement was during the French legend’s final few years in North London. Still, in reply to one tweet asking if Arsenal fans would have Wenger back, one joked: “I would even take him as a player.” Another posted: “That shouldn’t be a question. We need him there at our club.” A fellow supporter wrote: “He’s got the eye to spot crazy talented youngsters, he understands the club more than anyone.” Another reply read: “Hundred percent but he’d never do it.” Some disagreed however, with one stating: “Think the club needs a good long break from Wenger if I’m honest. Arsenal fans have called for Arsene Wenger to “come home” as the club’s new chairman after Sir Chips Keswick announced his retirement. Loading… Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’last_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Minden peacock producer wants tighter restrictions on crop dusters

first_imgMINDEN — An alternative farmer in western Iowa who tends an apple orchard and raises peacocks and bees is appealing to state leaders to enact tighter restrictions on crop dusters who he claims destroyed much of his four-acre farm.Dennis Fett, of rural Minden, says the problem with drifting chemicals has been going on for decades but last year was the worst. Fett says, “We’ve been on our property since 1987 and starting in 1992, we’ve been pretty much violated by drifting of unwanted farm pesticides, fungicides, insecticides and herbicides.”Fett says he built a tall fence, which kept out most of the ground-sprayed chemicals, but then neighboring farmers started hiring crop dusters. In July of 2018, he says his property was oversprayed three times. “It pretty well destroyed all our fruit in our fruit orchard, it destroyed our chemical-free garden, and one of them violated the Bee Rule, spraying insecticides within a mile of a registered bee hive — which ours are,” Fett says, “and it also caused neurological problems and death of some of our baby peacocks.”Fett says he’s appealing to Iowa’s secretary of agriculture as well as to members of the legislature to look at the rules regulating crop dusters and overspraying. Fett says, “If they look at increasing the fine structure, if they’re given a civil penalty from $500 to $1,000 or maybe even $5,000 or more, that might discourage these crop dusters who come from out of state and are here six weeks or so and leave — and leave their dangerous chemical on off-target places, such as my place.”Fett says the state pesticide bureau has reported a 50-percent increase in overspraying cases during 2018. He says it’s baffling why more farmers aren’t raising a fuss about the problem. “The farmers are spending thousands of dollars to get their crops sprayed either for herbicides or insecticides, but when they’re drifting off target, like they have on my property, they’re not getting their money’s worth,” Fett says. “I’m proposing the farmers ask these people who overspray to give them all of their money back when they violate the law.”Fett says he’s very concerned about the coming spring and the potential spraying around his acreage of the chemical dicamba, which may kill anything left on his farm.last_img read more

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26 Dec
2019

All these players will look to leave Man United if Mourinho remains manager

first_imgManchester United could lose up to 10 of their best players if the decision is made to keep Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.Mourinho, the United manager, is believed to remain under intense pressure despite Saturday’s remarkable comeback defeat of Newcastle. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Mourinho guided United from two goals down to a 3-2 win over Newcastle latest 2 2 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Most read in Premier League The Portguese told talkSPORT he received a vote of confidence from the club’s board, but reports continue to suggest he could be axed and replaced by the likes of Zinedine Zidane, the ex-Real Madrid manager, or Antonio Conte, formerly of Chelsea.But should Mourinho remain in his position, United risk an exodus of a number of their best players.This is according to the Daily Mail, who say up to 10 players will consider whether to remain at Old Trafford if Mourinho continues as the club’s manager. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion gameday cracker tense De Gea allegedly has doubts over Mourinho’s ability to make United title challengers SORRY Furthermore, Luke Shaw is said to be unwilling to extend his contract with Mourinho in charge, despite his existing deal expiring at the end of the season, and Anthony Martial shares a similar view, though he is willing to pen new terms as he believes Mourinho will not be at United for much longer.The report also names defenders Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Phil Jones, and midfielders Juan Mata and Ander Herrera as players who want to leave United if Mourinho keeps his job. The list is rounded off by Ashley Young, the versatile 33-year-old. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK whoops predicted Paul Pogba is one such player, with United’s record signing already having an alleged fall-out with Mourinho that saw him stripped of the club’s vice-captaincy.The France midfielder is a target of Barcelona’s, and another United player who could end up in Spain is goalkeeper David de Gea, who is reluctant to sign a new contract with the Red Devils as he is ‘concerned about United’s ability to challenge for major honours under Mourinho’. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? changes last_img read more

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