A handcuffed Sampson Boymah, in black jacket and tie, and court officers in a scuffle on their way to the Monrovia Central PrisonBy Abednego DavisA prison commitment turned into a scuffle between the handcuffed defendant Sampson Boymah, accused of stealing US$21,000 and several bailiffs (court officers).No one sustained any injury during the scuffle last Friday at the Monrovia City Court when court officers eventually subdued the fraudster and landed him in detention at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP).Defendant Boymah, chairman of the Liberia Non-Governmental Organization Network, a development and human rights advocacy group, is charged with theft of property, forgery and criminal conspiracy in connection with his alleged unauthorized withdrawal of US$ 21,000 from the network’s account at Ecobank Liberia.Friday’s fight started when Magistrate Kennedy Peabody handed Boymah’s commitment documents to the officers to have him jailed at the MCP. Boymah attempted to resist, although he was in handcuffs. He was eventually subdued by the involvement of additional officers.Magistrate Peabody issued commitment orders immediately after Boymah failed to obtain the services of a lawyer to secure his criminal appearance bond, as his crime qualified him for a bail.“There were verbal arguments and there was a fight,” an eyewitness said.Another eyewitness narrated to the Daily Observer that the commotion started when the handcuffed Boymah refused to walk with the bailiffs to the Capitol Bypass, a five-minute walk from the courtroom, to board a hired tricycle to take him to the MCP, as there was no available vehicle to transfer him to prison where he will remain until his family can post the bond.Samuel G. Morris, a dismissed Ecobank teller, filed the case against Boymah.Morris had earlier told the court that Boymah submitted forged documents from the network based on which he (Morris) withdrew the US$21,000 and paid the amount to Boymah, although Boymah is not a signatory to the network’s account. Despite dismissing Morris, the bank was compelled by the network to repay the US$21,000.A writ of arrest in the possession of this newspaper alleges that in September 2014, Boymah conspired with co-defendant Constance Teah, who is on the run, and using fake documents, withdrew US$21,000 from the network’s account – 0811014700381301.“The defendants exercised unauthorized control over the network’s account and deprived the owner,” the court document alleges.Boymah’s action, the record alleges, was wicked, and in violation of sections 15.51, 15.70 and 10.2 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An excited Wilmot Paye at the supreme court following the ruling (Photo: Nick N. Seebeh)CDC says it vehemently rejects interim govt.The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Sen. George M. Weah and the ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai which are awaiting the delayed runoff, have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision in Liberty Party’s (LP) alleged electoral fraud case.After a ruling granting a writ of prohibition on the run-off election slated to have taken place on Tuesday, the two political parties vying for the presidency said they respect the laws of the land and are prepared to see the country remain on the peace trajectory.Samora Wolokollie, CDC’s deputy campaign spokesperson said his party is law-abiding and will remain patient until the NEC looks into not only the LP’s complaint but all other election-related complaints coming from other political parties and individual candidates.Wolokollie said, however, that the Commission should fast-track the hearing of all the cases in order to remain in the confines of time to avoid an interim government. “We are calling on our partisans and supporters across the country to remain calm. Ours is not to disturb the peace but to closely follow the process to its logical conclusion,” he said.Samora Wolokollie of the CDC speaks to journalists at the Supreme CourtThe runoff will be held and the plan for an interim government by detractors will continue to be vehemently rejected as there is still time to resolve all complaints before the NEC and allow the runoff to go ahead, said Wolokollie.“The maximum time frame set aside for the NEC to look into all election irregularities and fraud cases is 30 days. Also seven days are set aside for any party not satisfied with the outcome of the hearings to file an appeal either to the NEC’s Board of Commissioners or the Supreme Court,” Wolokollie noted, adding that should the Commission surpass 37 days without concluding the handling of cases before it will only be a deliberate attempt to take the country backward.He boasted that the CDC will win the runoff when held at any time. “The majority of the people of this country have resolved to retire the Unity Party. They believe that Senator George M. Weah and his able deputy, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, can take this country forward and change the living conditions of the masses by creating jobs and building infrastructure,” he said.UP Chair Wilmot Paye said the action of the Supreme Court, which granted a permanent stay order on the presidential run-off election is a clear demonstration that the country’s democracy is maturing.“LP’s action is within the confines of the law and to this, we all subscribe. We are together in this even though we are from different political groupings,” he said.Paye noted that the most important thing is not about an individual just winning an election but the credibility of the very electoral process that guarantees said winner the chance to lead.“We are impressed that the LP’s partisans and their sympathizers did not invade the streets with violence and lots of unorthodox actions in demand of justice. In fact, justice is not found just anywhere but at the constituted legal institutions and agencies,” he said.He pointed out that the NEC’s rejection of UP’s intervention in LP’s alleged irregularities and frauds case was an error on the part of the hearing office, but remained confident that UP, who also has a lot of evidence in connection with LP’s complaint, will not rest until it is considered as a party to the suit.The NEC Board of Commissioners on Monday overturned the Commission’s hearing office decision to deny UP’s intervention. They granted the ruling party a chance to participate by presenting the evidence in their possession.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kai Sotto gets down to work with Andray Blatche’s personal trainer “Gatan-aw ko nila pero kahilakon nako kaayo. Ang akong anak gusto gyud mag-boxing! Ang amahan niingon intawon nga ‘Babe, naa na gyud tay boxer” dili man gyud papugong!” said the worried mother.(I was watching them and I was on the verge of crying. My son really wants to pursue boxing! His dad said, “Babe, we really have a boxer in the family.” We cannot stop the kid!)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated RELATED STORIES:Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent down to Keith Thurman, Danny GarciaManny Pacquiao presence in ‘Rising Stars’ card inspires young boxersSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao coaches his son Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr. Image: Instagram/@mannypacquiaoBoxing legend Manny Pacquiao became son Jimuel’s coach for the day, as he recently allowed the aspiring boxer to follow his footsteps and chase his boxing dream.In a series of videos posted by mother Jinkee Pacquiao today, April 9, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr. was seen training with his world champion boxer father.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Filipino legend can be seen demonstrating his signature moves to Jimuel, who eagerly listened to Pacman’s instructions, and was able to show off his own moves as well.Celebrities including Lovi Poe, Vina Morales, Anne Curtis-Smith and MJ Marfori expressed their amazement.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte In February, Pacquiao initially urged his son to stay out of boxing, explaining that he “only went into boxing because of poverty.” However, the boxer later allowed his son to follow his footsteps, as Jimuel declared that boxing is his “passion.” JB “So cool! Being trained by a legend!” said Lovi Poe.Vina Morales, on the other hand, empathizes with Jinkee, saying, “I feel you talon [heart emoji] said lang kay ang coach the best Gyud…He will be great as well.”(I feel you. Just have faith because the coach is really the best. He will be great as well.)Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@JinkeepacquiaoMeanwhile, the boxing icon himself posted videos and pictures of his son’s training, saying, “The future.” Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments
Triple-jumper Voula Papachristou won Greece’s second and final medal in the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam finishing third in Sunday’s final.In a very close contest, Papachristou led a for a long time in the final with her efforts at 14.31 meters and then 14.45 m., before being overtaken by Portugal’s Patricia Mamona (14.58 m.) and Israel’s Hanna Minenko (14.51 m.), with Papachristou bettering her performance with her last effort at 14.47 m.It is reminded that Russian athletes were excluded from this Championships, and that in the previous Championships in 2014 two Russian jumpers had been on the podium, earning silver and bronze.Papachristou had missed out on the London Olympics in 2012 due to a racist comment on the Internet.Greece has ended the Championships with one gold, by pole-vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, and one bronze medal. On Sunday Michalis Anastasakis ended up fourth in the hammer-throw final with an effort at 75.89 meters.source: ekathimeriniTweetPinShare0 Shares
TagsOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your say Anderson Exclusive: Karanka can lead Nottingham Forest beyond Clough shadowby Andrew Maclean10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCross-generational comparisons of sporting greats are fervently argued across social media every day. In basketball, it’s Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan. In tennis, it’s Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras. Amongst football players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s abilities are constantly equated to those of Diego Maradona and Pele.But what about football managers? How do the current crop rank with the greatly revered, often mythologised, coaches of yesteryear?According to Viv Anderson, former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough was implementing ‘tiki-taka’ some 30 years before Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona revolution and would have no problem managing in today’s continental game.Charismatic, intelligent, and at times controversial, Clough revolutionised Forest during his 18-year tenure at the club. It might seem hard to fathom for fans relatively new to the Premier League, but in the late 1970’s, Forest were the kings of England and Europe – twice.Given English football’s reputation as physical and direct, it would be easy to assume Forest scrapped their way to glory. But that wasn’t Cloughie’s style. He despised the long-ball tactics of his contemporaries, having once famously said: “if God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass up there.”Anderson started both European Cup finals against Malmo in 1979 and Hamburg in 1980 and said it was Clough’s unorthodox tactics in the latter that helped steer Forest to victory.When asked if Clough could excel in today’s game, Anderson told Tribalfootball:”Absolutely 100 per cent. Because he believed in playing football in the right way, the pass and move. They were always entertaining. Although I think he would have to adapt because you have to do a lot more media than back in his day. “You have to remember he played one up front in a European Cup final 30 odd years ago, so he was forward thinking more than any other manager than I can think in those times. I can remember playing in that final with five midfielders and one up front and we went ‘what is this?’, but we got on and managed to win. Would he able to manage now? Yes in a heartbeat.”I think Forest had a team of people who were comfortable on the ball, play it through and it wasn’t kick long or long balls, it was always to feet and I think it’s very, very similar to how Pep Guardiola plays his football. So I think there are a lot of similarities to how he [Clough] played and how Pep Guardiola plays.”Clough remonstrating in the City Ground dugout still burns strong in the memory of older Forest fans. To them, the Middlesbrough native, who passed away in 2004, represents the ever-passing golden years, a time when the club were feared and respected, a stark contrast to the last two decades spent outside of the English top-flight.In Anderson’s opinion, Forest’s struggles derive from their failure to recover from Clough’s departure in 1993, comparing their plight to the current situation at Manchester United, who in December sacked their third manager since the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.Forest have made the play-offs only twice since their return to the Championship in 2009/10, but supporters remain hopeful that this could be their season. Under the leadership of former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka, who lead Middlesbrough to promotion in 2015/16, Forest are four points off the play-off spots in seventh. And with further investment from Greek owner Evangelos Marinakis this month, Anderson believes the club can return to where he believes they belong.”Its like Manchester United. The Cloughie shoes and the Alex Ferguson shoes are big shoes to fill,” added Anderson, who played over 300 times for Forest.”And they’ve had several managers, both clubs, trying to get the right balance. Hopefully Karanka is the right man to take Forest forward. “I think it helps that they’ve got some money with this Greek owner. So hopefully he can put a little bit more money in to get them where they want to be because a side like Nottingham Forest should be in the Premier League and they’ve been out of their far too long. So hopefully he’s the one to guide them forward.”Forest will face Premier League giants Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Viv Anderson MBE was speaking to Tribalfootball to promote the partnership between ‘Playonpro’ and ‘REDSTRIKE’.Click here to find out more information on Playonpro.
Vine/Josh ParcellUNC and other ACC schools have done a great job of honoring legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith since his passing, but the opening to today’s game at the Dean Dome may be the best tribute yet. UNC, which is playing its first game at home since losing Coach Smith, ran his signature “four corners” offense in its first possession. Even better—Brice Johnson scored on the play.That is just about the coolest thing you’ll see in college basketball today. Well done, Tar Heels. [@JoshParcell]More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015
She made the call as she delivered the keynote address at the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Gala, held on Saturday, January 19 in Washington DC. Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, is urging members of the diaspora to support the ‘Pledge 2 Build’ campaign, which seeks to raise funds to upgrade the infrastructure of early-childhood and primary schools. Story Highlights Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, is urging members of the diaspora to support the ‘Pledge 2 Build’ campaign, which seeks to raise funds to upgrade the infrastructure of early-childhood and primary schools.She made the call as she delivered the keynote address at the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Gala, held on Saturday, January 19 in Washington DC.Pledge 2 Build is an initiative of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), which seeks to mobilise some three million Jamaicans living overseas to invest in the development of education and educational infrastructure in the country annually, starting with early childhood and teacher empowerment.Ambassador Marks also lauded the organisers of the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship fund for their support to students at Calabar High School and Kingston College (KC) over the past few years.She noted that the initiative was an important vehicle through which the organisers had effectively joined with the leadership in shaping the minds of the boys “to become productive citizens”.Noting that education is key to nation-building, Ambassador Marks, said investing in the country’s youths will “provide the platform for our country’s advancement and for the attainment of our national and internationally agreed development goals”.She also praised the organisers for their efforts to sustain the David “Wagga” Hunt initiative, noting that it “is transforming the lives of 25 students from Calabar High and Kingston College, to the tune of J$10 million”.“[These are] poignant examples of generosity and patriotism – traits for which Jamaicans living overseas are well known,” Ambassador Marks said.The Reggae Girlz, Jamaica’s senior national female football team, was also honoured at the event for the historic achievement in 2018 as the first Caribbean team to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.“You have added to the lustre of brand Jamaica, demonstrating that ‘wi likkle but wi tallawah’,” Ambassador Marks said.The late David “Wagga” Hunt was a distinguished past student of Kingston College; co-founder of Meadhaven United Football Club; former General Secretary of the Kingston & St. Andrew Football Association (KSAFA); former General Secretary of the MinorLeague Football Association, and one of Jamaica’s foremost track-and-field analysts, who also had a great passion for youth and sports. Mr. Hunt led Calabar to both the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield titles in 2005. Pledge 2 Build is an initiative of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), which seeks to mobilise some three million Jamaicans living overseas to invest in the development of education and educational infrastructure in the country annually, starting with early childhood and teacher empowerment.
Courtesy of MCTBuffalo Bulls quarterback Alex Zordich (15) directs his offensive line where to block against Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, September 29, 2012. UConn defeated Buffalo, 24-17.The University of Buffalo football team came to Columbus last year to finish its 2012 football season, losing 21-7 to Bowling Green in a neutral game site at Crew Stadium. The Bulls are returning to Columbus this weekend to kick off their 2013 season, and they aren’t expecting to lose again.This time around, the Bulls will be playing Ohio State, as the two teams kick off their seasons at Ohio Stadium Saturday at noon. OSU will be starting its campaign for a second consecutive undefeated season under Urban Meyer’s second year as coach, while the Bulls are looking to improve on a 4-8 record from last year.Although the Buckeyes may be heavily favored to win, the Bulls aren’t backing down from their opponent.“Our thinking is go in and get a win,” said Buffalo senior linebackerKhalil Mack. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”The Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 the AP preseason poll, are expected to be among the top contenders for a college football National Championship this season. Sophomore quarterback Joe Licata, however, said the Bulls also come into this game with high expectations.“They have obviously very high expectations,” Licata said. “They want to play in the National Championship at the end of the year, but we have expectations too, we want to make a bowl game at the end of the year.”The Buckeyes are the highest-ranked opponent the Bulls have played since 2006, when they suffered a 38-7 loss to then-No. 2 Auburn. That said, Bulls coach Jeff Quinn said his team’s preparation will not change in response to the team’s opponent.“I prepare our football team the same way each and every week,” Quinn said during the Mid-American Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “I don’t think we try to get too far ahead of ourselves. We know we’re playing one of the best football teams in the country.”If Buffalo is going to pull off the upset, they are going to have to hold Buckeyes junior quarterback and reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller in check.Quinn first saw Miller play while he was the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, while Miller was a freshman quarterback at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.“Even though he was a young high school freshman, I saw a lot of skills that I hadn’t seen in players that were juniors and seniors at that time,” Quinn said.Since then, Quinn said Miller has developed into “by far one of the best” players in college football.“We were the first ones to get in there and get our eyes on it and the more I’ve studied him, the more I think he’s a complete player,” Quinn said. “He can throw the ball, he can run the ball, he manages the offense. He’s making good quality decisions and this team really rallies behind him.”One of the players most responsible for bringing pressure on Miller will be Mack. A first-team All-MAC selection for the past two years, Mack’s 21 tackles for loss were the seventh-most in the Football Bowl Subdivision last year. He also holds Buffalo school records with 56 tackles for loss and 11 forced fumbles.Mack said what stands out with the Buckeyes offense is “how well they play together.”“They have a nice tempo offense,” Mack said. “They move fast, Braxton is fast, they complement each other, they complement his speed with the protection that they use. It’s a very disciplined team all around.”On the other side of the equation, Meyer has also been impressed by Mack. He said Monday that Mack is the second-best NFL draft prospect among outside linebackers in college football this season, and called him a “tremendous player.”“(Mack) would start for Ohio State and will be a very good NFL player,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference.The Bulls run a 3-4 defensive scheme, in which they employ Mack as a pass-rusher off the edge from the outside linebacker position. He is expected to match up primarily against Buckeyes redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, an NFL prospect in his own right who was named a captain for the Buckeyes earlier this week.“They got a good defense,” Mewhort said. “They throw some different looks at us and they do some different things, and that’s what we’ve been preparing for, so I’m excited to get out there.”Mack said he is excited for the opportunity to play against a top team and Mewhort and said he expects to take advantage of it.“Being able to go against some of the best competition, that’s more than I can ask for,” Mack said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge.”On the other side of the ball, the Bulls will be led by Licata, who replaced then-junior Alex Zordich as the Bulls’ starting quarterback during the team’s final four games of last season.In nine total games last season, Licata completed 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns, with three interceptions.Licata wants to prove himself further by leading the Bulls to a win Saturday.“You don’t go looking to have a moral victory, you go in to look to win the game,” Licata said. “If you have a moral victory, that means you lost the game.”Even if the Bulls do not win, however, Licata said it is more important that the team feels good about the way they play Saturday.“We need to just stay confident and keep pushing,” Licata said. “Things are going to go wrong at some point. That’s the game of football, that’s what happens. So when that one thing goes wrong, we can’t let it escalate and turn it two things or three things and get ourselves behind.”Although the Buckeyes will have eight new starters on their defense Saturday, Licata acknowledged that the Bulls offense will face a tough test.“I know that they’re very aggressive and they have a lot of great players,” Licata said. “They’re the most athletic team that we’ll face all year probably. There’s a reason why they were undefeated last year, and it started with their defense.”Licata will need help from some of the key players around him. Those key players include senior running back Branden Oliver, who has 2,514 career rushing yards and 18 career rushing touchdowns and senior wide receiver Alex Neutz, who caught 65 passes for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.Many of the Bulls are familiar with the Ohio. Thirteen players are natives, including sophomore punter Tyler Grassman, who played at Lincoln High School in Gahanna.Playing in Ohio Stadium, however, presents a different challenge for the Bulls. At a capacity of 102,329 people, Ohio Stadium is more than three times larger than Buffalo’s home stadium (29,013).Quinn said it is key for his team to “keep their poise and composure” as they deal with the road environment.“I know they’re going to be excited about being in that kind of environment,” Quinn said. “The energy is going to be outstanding. How you control and how you respond is going to be a big part of the beginning of that game. Be in the moment, focus on the process, staying very very locked in, trying to block out all that noise and that environment and just play football.”
Ohio State senior offensive lineman Billy Price (54) talks to linemen Michael Jordan (73) and Jamarco Jones (74) prior to a play in the second quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa took no time in changing the outlook of his new unit when he was hired prior to the start of the 2016 season. After switching the most experienced guard to the center position in each of his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, Studrawa could be in a similar position with junior guard Michael Jordan heading into 2018. The third-year starter at left guard was taking snaps for the Buckeyes as a part of the second-team offensive line during fall practice. The decision to play a guard at center has become something of a trend for Studrawa. Without an obvious answer to fill the center position in 2016, Studrawa moved guard Pat Elflein to the middle.The Pickerington, Ohio native ended up thriving, winning the Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football and taking home the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Award in the Big Ten. Studrawa did not stop there. After Elflein departed to the NFL, the second-year offensive line coach made the switch again, this time with fifth-year senior guard Billy Price. The outcome was the same. Price won the Rimington Trophy and was named a first-team All-American at center in 2017. Having watched both Elflein and Price move from guard to the starting center, now fifth-year center Brady Taylor seemed to be in the position to seamlessly transition into the starting role as Ohio State’s first true center since Jacoby Boren in 2015. Despite being recruited as a three-star offensive tackle in the 2014 class, Taylor has played in 29 games for the Buckeyes, recording 55 snaps against UNLV and 41 snaps against Illinois last season. As the only true freshman to start during the 2016 season, Jordan was named as a Freshman All-American in 2016 and first-team All-Big Ten team member after the 2017 season. However, the move for Jordan could be because of something not related to the center position at all. With the main objective being to get the best five offensive lineman on the field at one time, Jordan, senior tackle Isaiah Prince and redshirt senior Demetrius Knox seem to be locks on the line. Also, after playing in 12 of 14 games last season, sophomore Thayer Munford seems to be in a good position to take a starting tackle spot. With four spots filled on the line, that leaves one: center or, possibly, left guard. Studrawa has linemen with experience to fill those spots, with junior Branden Bowen coming off of a leg injury, and redshirt senior Malcolm Pridgeon, who is in in his third season with the program. When it comes down to it, the final spot on the offensive line could come down to a simple question: who is the best lineman between Bowen, Pridgeon and Taylor? If it is Pridgeon or Bowen that takes the final spot on the line and Jordan moves to center for his junior season, Studrawa can be confident that it will work out just fine. He has the track record to prove it.
Three late Arsenal goals helped stave off West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.The first half, in which Arsenal had only one shot on goal, was marked by a devastating ankle injury suffered by Mohamed Elneny. If it’s as serious as it looked, he might be forced to miss the World Cup.After the first period ended goalless, Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for Arsenal in the second. The lead lasted 13 minutes. Arnautovic fired a superb shot beyond Ospina after collecting substitute Manuel Lanzini’s pass and the score was tied. Aubameyang, who somewhat surprisingly didn’t start, came onto the pitch in the 70th minute. His introduction changed the flow of the match. Along with some luck, The Gunners claimed the three points through goals by Lacazette (x2) and Ramsey in the last 10 minutes.Since it was Wenger’s penultimate league home game, he was obviously in the center of attention. The entire stadium was singing his name throughout the contest. The win was good preparation for what’s to come on Thursday – the first leg of the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid. Arsenal fans are certainly happy to see Alexandre Lacazette’s form peaking at the right time.In the post-game interview for Sky Sports, Wenger sounded satisfied with his team’s performance.“Our home games since the start of the season, if you look at the points, I think we are top of the ‘home league’, even if City will certainly be better than us when they have completed all their games.Footage shows Arsenal stars Lacazette and Aubameyang inhaling hippy crack Henry Ikenna Ugwu – December 7, 2018 A footage of Arsenal footballers passing out after inhaling ‘hippy crack’ at a champagne and vodka party in a London nightclub which took place…We constructed patiently our win. In the first half it was difficult to find space, they closed us down well, but we kept composure and patience, and from the second half on we always looked like we could score goals because we found more space.On top of that we showed great spirit again.”“… the second goal killed them, definitely. We had a spell in the second half where we should have scored two or three goals and when they equalised it was interesting to see how we would respond to that.”He also avoided questions about his inevitable exit. When asked whether the board had any influence on his decision he replied:“Look, I have nothing to add to my statement, it said what I wanted to say and after that there’s not a lot to say.”