first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 1:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Unai Emery believes mitigating factors have hampered Arsenal this season (Getty Images)Unai Emery believes multiple issues away from the pitch have been responsible for Arsenal’s poor performances this season.The Spaniard is under huge pressure having guided the Gunners to just one win in their last five Premier League games.Arsenal are already six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and fans are calling on the club to sack Emery just 18 months after he replaced Arsene Wenger as manager.Emery, however, feels incidents at the club including the attempted robbery involving Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny’s decision to go on strike in order to force through a transfer before the season had begun, and Granit Xhaka’s clash with supporters have had an impact on the team.ADVERTISEMENT Laurent Koscielny went on strike to leave Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)‘I’m not really disappointed with our work,’ said Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I am being realistic because some circumstances did not help us to achieve our best performance.‘The circumstances with Ozil, Kolasinac, Koscielny and, remember also, that if he [Koscielny] was here as captain, that would give us no problem.‘Then Xhaka’s circumstances.’More: 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 CityEmery also conceded that his Arsenal players had failed to follow his game plan.‘We are not playing really with a good performance to impose our idea, impose our capacity on each match,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘I said to them we rarely lost at home but we didn’t impose as I want and will want in the next matches in our process.‘It’s a process we need to do with the players.’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 Comment Unai Emery explains reasons why Arsenal have struggled this seasonlast_img read more

first_imgTHE Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (Enmore CCCC) will be hosting several T20 cricket matches as part of its anniversary celebration on Sunday at the Enmore Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara.Several past and present national players are expected to showcase their T20 skills in what promises to be an action-packed day.For the first time at the former first-class venue, hardball cricket will be played under artificial lights with 2016 T20 champions- Strathavon SC, along with Helena Number One and Two and Enmore CCCC competing for the Lakeram Ramkelawan Memorial Cup and cash prizes.In the supporting games, Everest CC will take on Enmore Masters while Upper East Coast will battle Lower East Coast for bragging rights.The first game will commence at 09:30hrs, with the final being played under floodlights. Popular music system, food and drink bars will also be available, along with games for children and a raffle.This event is sponsored by Rajin Auto Paint, Nexa Autocolor, R.Kissoon Construction Service, Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs, Radesh Furniture Est. D&E Tent Rental, Navindra Latchman, Cone Island, Banks DIH, SE Auto Sales and Auto Spares, Cricket Zone USA and Young Takers Sound System.All funds will go towards the Enmore CCCC cricket programme and cricket tour to Trinidad and Tobago. Admission to the venue is free.See team lists below.Enmore CCCC: Bheemraj Ramkelawan, Rudolph Singh, Gavin Moriah, Satesh Jainarine, Imran Hassan, Ranjeet Heeralall, Navindra Gobin, Chris Surat, Yuvraj Dyal, C. Mars, J. Persaud and C. Balgobin.Helena Number One and Two: K. Seedyal, D. Singh, T. Singh, R. Ramkissoon, S. Sattaur, Q. Holder, G. Gopaul, N. Persaud, A. Ramsarran, J. Persaud and T. Seedyal.Strathavon SC: Gobinraj Hemraj, Mohan Ronald, Richard Chatura, Ganesh Sugrim, Seechand Budhu, Zaki Salim, Qaiaram Hemraj, Kevin Latiff, Rovin Hemraj, Naresh Samaroo, Jermain Tyndall, Aditya Ramnarain and Chatterpaul Hemraj.Everest Masters: Rajesh Singh, Sahadeo Hardaiow, Basil Persaud, Hemraj Garbarran, Saheen Mohamed, Imtiaz Sadik, Rohan Sarjoo, David Harper, Johnny Azeez, Rakesh Gangaram, Ronald Jaisingh, Satyendra Khemraj, Ramesh Narine and Anil Beharry.Enmore Masters: Shameer Shahib, Anil Persaud, Chaitram Ramlall, Winston London, Ganeshram Diaram, Wystan Luke, Seemangal Yadram, Chatterpaul Singh, Bashur Khan, Vishwanauth Gobin, Deonarine Mangal, Latchman Yadram, Bheemraj Ramkelawan and Adrian Persaud.Lower East Coast: Suresh Boodhoo, Randy Dhanraj, Ravi Singh, Assad Mohamed, Bharrat Samaroo, Kevin Kowlessar, Floyd James, Sewchand Sanichar, Sherwin Hassanah, Jermaine Martins, Anthony Ifill, Shekdar Seopaul and Cordel Mars.Upper East Coast: Mortimer King, Kishan DaSilva, Arif Samad, Keon Roberts, Suresh Chamandat, Shailendra Singh, Hemraj Garbarran, Narindra Singh, Darshan Persaud, Gavin Moriah, Anthony Fraser and Suresh Jainarine.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0The record heat didn’t keep fairgoers from having a PAWSitively fun time at this year’s county fair, with approximately 28,800 people attending between August 1 and 5.“It got a little hot those last two days, but overall the weather made for a really fun and successful season this year,” said Rick Storvick, Thurston County Fair Manager. “I can’t say thank you enough to all of our event organizers, all of our contest and display participants, the fair staff members, and especially all of the volunteers who helped make this a great year.”The 28,800 fairgoers brought in $178,000 in revenue for the fair. Since 2009, the Thurston County Fair has been a self-funding program of Thurston County government, with all of its operations paid for by the revenue from fair week, along with other activities and events throughout the year, such as RV and boat storage and the annual community garage sale in the fall.One of this year’s highlights from fair week was a record-breaking food drive for the Thurston County Food Bank on the fair’s annual “One-Buck Wednesday” event, where admission is only $1 with a food donation for each person. In 2011, One-Buck Wednesday brought in four pallets of food donations and roughly $800 in cash donations for the food bank, while this year’s opening day brought in eight pallets of food donations and raised over $1,400 for the food bank.Other highlights from this year’s fair include:• Aug. 1 attendance – 8,400; Aug. 2 attendance – 6,100; Aug. 3 attendance – 5,100; Aug. 4 attendance – 5,700; Aug. 5 attendance – 3,500• Approximately 900 Military Appreciation Day discount admission tickets sold• Juanita Aaby, Superintendent of the Hobbies and Crafts Building and winner of the 2012 Commissioners’ Ribbon award for her management and display of the school projects, painting and photography exhibits, collections and hobbies entries, and other exhibits in the Hobbies and Crafts Building• Winners for this year’s baking contests include:o Sebastian Wilkinson, 2012 winner of the Spooner’s Farms Berry Best Pie Contest in the Youth category and the Overall winnero Kathi Pugh, 2012 winner of the Cupcake Contest—Adult, and the Fair Manager’s Chocolate Cake Contest—Adulto Tyra Shenaurlt, 2012 winner of the Mixed Berry category for the Spooner’s Farms Berry Best Pie Contesto Leona Smith, 2012 winner of the Single Berry category for the Spooner’s Farms Berry Best Pie Contesto Bernard Estores, 2012 winner of the Fair Manager’s Chocolate Cake Contest—Youtho Gretchen Bossio, 2012 winner of the Cookie Contest—Adulto Ira Eventyr, 2012 winner of the Cookie Contest—Youtho Mara Landon, 2012 winner of the Cupcake Contest—YouthFor more information about the Thurston County Fair and year round activities and events at the fairgrounds, visit or contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453.last_img read more