first_imgWojciech Szczesny reveals Arsene Wenger’s furious reaction to White Hart Lane selfie The goalkeeper grabbed his phone after beating Spurs in 2014 (Picture: Instagram / @poldi_official)Wojciech Szczesny has revealed that Arsene Wenger was very unhappy with the goalkeeper over his now infamous selfie at White Hart Lane when Arsenal beat Spurs back in 2014.A solitary strike from Tomas Rosicky in just the second minute secured bragging rights for the red half of north London, with Szczesny rushing to the away end at full-time, grabbing his phone and taking a selfie with Lukas Poldolski and Kieran Gibbs.While Szczesny’s cheeky gesture went down well with fans, Wenger was rather less impressed and gave his keeper a dressing down after he found out what he had done. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Apr 2020 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Comment Wenger was not best pleased with Szczesny’s antics when he was at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The goalkeeper continued: ‘When he had to he was quite cold. The boss is a very warm person and you know his image, he’s open and friendly to everybody, but when he speaks to you as an employee of his football club he can be quite cold.‘And I think that’s his way of managing the football club, and you also have to understand the age difference between the boss and the players. He was 40 odd years older than us. So there’s some respect that comes just from the age difference and it’s only fair that way.’MORE: Wojciech Szczesny reveals conversation with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he was caught smokingMORE: Arsenal winning race to sign Chelsea star Willian on free transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Asked if Wenger had ever given him a grilling, Szczesny told Arsenal’s new In Lockdown podcast: ‘I had one where he wasn’t happy, that was the famous selfie at White Hart Lane.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He wasn’t exactly happy about that one and looking back at it I would never do it again. But I think I was 21 or 22 years old at the time and you really enjoy those kind of things and it was great for me back then.‘Now looking back at it, it was probably childish and I know he wasn’t happy with that one at the time. No punishments whatsoever, but he let me know.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‘I might not be exactly accurate in the way I report this back to you, but it was kind of, “You never see Iker Casillas doing that do you?” and I was like, “Yeah you’re probably right there”.’Szczesny, who spent two seasons on loan at Roma before joining Juventus in 2017, also revealed that Wenger could be quite cold with his players when he needed to be and rarely discussed anything other than football with them.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put on a show with two goals as Liverpool cruised past Genk in their Champions League Group E clash at Luminus Arena.Jurgen Klopp’s side never looked in any trouble as the England international scored after only two minutes to put the visitors ahead.Genk had a goal disallowed in the 26th minute when Samatta headed past Alisson, but it was correctly deemed to be offside.Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured the Belgian side could not get established in the second half with his second goal of the game in the 57th minute.Sadio Mane added a third in the 77th minute before Mohamed Salah got on the scoresheet with three minutes to go, but there was still time for Stephen Odey to net a consolation a minute later.Tags: Liverpoollast_img read more

first_imgA little more than four years ago, while cruising down PCH with my mother and sister, I got my first glimpse of it. The scene was set: sun shining, wind blowing, ocean on the horizon. The beauty of Mother Nature around me complemented the allure of what sat right in front of me — a fresh copy of the Daily Trojan. Its texture, its scent and most significantly, its content reeled me in the very moment we met back in what seemed like simpler times  — my mom still had to sign my permission slips.After browsing through different columns, stories and photos in the DT, I knew that this was something that I wanted to do. More than a hundred bylines later — it’s pretty easy to lose count — I’m publishing my last words in this publication that has meant so much to me. The Daily Trojan is one of the main reasons I decided to come to USC and it’s also why it is so hard to let go and say goodbye.From my time as a sports writer to sports editor to columnist, I’ve had my fair share of memorable moments, both on and off the page. The best part about writing is that it allows those moments to come to life.Whether I was writing a story in the middle of the night or pulling my hair in the newsroom because the basketball game was headed into its fourth overtime while on deadline, I’m lucky to be able to go back, find the headline and say, ”Oh yeah, I remember that.” Regardless of how good, bad or ugly the circumstances, I’m pretty sure I almost always had a smile on my face while writing and editing for the DT, mainly because I loved what I was doing.I’ve been blessed to be able to have this platform at my disposal at least once a week for the past three years, and its value shouldn’t be taken for granted. It has the power to share people’s stories, catalyze change and start dialogue about important issues both on our campus and around the world. From what I’ve learned, words are never greater than sports themselves, but they do possess the capacity to draw awareness — to a sport, an athlete or an overarching theme.With great power also comes great responsibility that many of my readers, time and time again, held me accountable for, providing me with a variety of funny stories and learning experiences along the way. I’ve been publicly called names and slurs. I’ve been blatantly told that my opinions or predictions were erroneous. I’ve even received death threats— thanks to O.J. Simpson, ironically.I’m human and I’ve been wrong, sometimes very wrong. The 2015 Stanford football team is responsible for that one, but right or wrong, I never stopped coming back, putting my head down and getting back to writing the next day.It’s cliche, but you get out what you put into an experience, and I threw down almost all of my marbles. Hours of writing and editing, laying out pages in the newsroom, conducting interviews, sending e-mails to Sports Information directors: It all surely adds up over time. My friends always asked me why I was inflicting all of this responsibility on myself, and I think I’ve finally found an answer for them.You see, the DT is a lot like that clingy significant other. As hard as you try to get rid of them or spend time apart, they keep managing to find ways to stay with you. I couldn’t get away from the DT. From the plains of rural Indiana to the “Windy City” to the beaches of Orange County, it was always there, so naturally, I did everything I could to keep it happy. Sometimes that required writing on my phone at the Lakers’ game, ditching class to cover a press conference, or working on a breaking news story on a bus filled with a bunch of fraternity drunkards. As we prepare to actually part ways for real now, though, I look back and know that it was all worth it.There’s so much I’m going to miss. There are the media scrums with one of four head football coaches, who were hired or fired at what seemed like the most inopportune times. There’s the Pac-12 after dark, AKA 8 p.m. basketball games that allowed me to flirt with deadlines. Finally, there’s the coaches, student-athletes and Sports Information directors who I’ve had the great privilege of working with and learning more about over the years.From my first interview with former women’s basketball coach Michael Cooper, to my last one with Athletic Director Pat Haden, and everything in between, it’s been quite the ride.Words are powerless to express my gratitude to all of them, and not to forget, to each and every person who took time out of their day to read one of my stories or columns: I hope I didn’t let you down.Last but not least, I have to thank every single one of my amazing colleagues, editors, writers and photographers alike, that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in both the past and present. Like the Trojan family, the DT family is something that is very real and it possesses a sort of gravitational pull that never really lets go.I’m not going to lie: The thing I’m going to miss most is being that kid from the DT. It’s a brand that was cast on me early in my college career and one I still embrace today. It’s one of the many things that is keeping me from wanting to pick up my fingers from the keyboard for the last time. If only I could get in one more word, phrase or paragraph.Sadly, Father Time has finally caught up to me. Now that he has, I’m going to drive off into the sunset where it all started, a copy of the DT in one hand and four unforgettable years of writing for this paper in the other, because like words in print, the memories you make at the DT  last forever.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” ran Thursdays.last_img read more

first_imgTHREE clever Co Donegal students are through to the all-Ireland final of a fashion competition – after designing a dress made totally from recycled computer equipment.‘I.T. Girl’ strutted their stuff through to the Junk Kouture finals on Sunday night. The standards were high and they had 73 other entries to compete with. Only 20 designs made it through to represent Ulster in the finals.After an impressive display on the catwalk designers Kate Haley, Ciara Haley and Heather Duff had to count on the judges vote to see ‘I.T Girl’ through to the final. The Milford girls, from Loreto Community College, were ecstatic with the win and want to thank all their friends, family, teachers and local community for all their support. ‘I.T Girl’ plans to hit the catwalk Donegal style and go for gold in the Finals in Dublin on the 20th of April. Best of luck girls! MILFORD GIRLS’ DELIGHT AS I.T. GIRL MAKES IT TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: March 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MILFORD GIRLS’ DELIGHT AS I.T. GIRL MAKES IT TO ALL-IRELAND FINALlast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Police bust gang for dealing pot, party drugs to teens US drug czar approaches challenge from a different angle: as a recovering alcoholic ‘Acid Test’: the case for using psychedelics to treat PTSD, depression White people are more likely to deal drugs in the US, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it LOS ANGELES, California – U.S. chemist Alexander Shulgin, known as the “Godfather of ecstasy” for turning an obscure chemical into a widely-used party drug, has died at 88, his family said. “Sasha died [Monday] … he was surrounded by family and caretakers and Buddhist meditation music, and his going was graceful, with almost no struggle at all,” his widow Ann said on Facebook in a statement posted early Tuesday.The octogenarian, who lived in California and studied chemistry at Harvard and Berkeley, suffered from liver cancer. Wikimedia CommonsShulgin developed an interest in the swinging 1960s in so-called psychoactive chemicals, testing hundreds of them including anti-depressants, aphrodisiacs and stimulants on himself and his friends.In the 1970s he began working with the amphetamine MDMA, which later became the rave or nightclub drug of choice, Ecstasy, or E. It allowed clubbers to dance for hours, although there have been cases of sudden death, raising questions particularly about the purity of the drug.The stimulant had already been synthesized at the end of the 19th century and patented in 1912 by pharmaceutical firm Merck, before being abandoned.Shulgin created a new way of synthesizing it, working with a psychologist, Leo Zeff, who used it himself and recommended it to colleagues to treat patients.The chemist, who organized psychodelic drug sessions with friends, wrote several books on his experiments. Facebook Commentslast_img read more