Ferdinand hails Ozil’s performance in Arsenal’s win over Man United

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live The 37-year-old guided Arsenal to the first win of his tenure against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in north London. And Ozil’s promising start to life under Arteta continued amid hopes that he could finally rediscover his best form after the departure of former boss Unai Emery. Arteta had even warned Ozil that he would axe the 31-year-old if he refused to buy into his work ethic, but the arrival of the Spaniard appears to have invigorated his former teammate instead. According to Ferdinand, Ozil appears a much happier figure under the new manager – who had shared a dressing room with the ex-Real Madrid star for three years. Speaking on BT Sport, he said: ‘Look at that from Ozil, I think that is the first time I’ve seen him smile in 18 months, and that’s because he must be enjoying training.’ Loading… Ferdinand also stressed that the hosts had outmatched their opponents in every department, and reserved particular praise for Arsenal’s shape. He added: ‘Arsenal showed a discipline we have not seen on a consistent basis and there is a structure which allows players to be confident. They were quicker and they were stronger.’center_img Rio Ferdinand hailed Mesut Ozil’s showing in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory against Manchester United on Wednesday evening. The German playmaker was instrumental in the Gunners’ improved showing at the Emirates, and the former United defender believes Ozil is enjoying life under new head coach Mikel Arteta. Read Also: EPL: Arteta claims first win as Arsenal thrash Man United Arsenal eased to three points after first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the visitors once again left ruing an opportunity to close the gap on the Champions League spots. Ferdinand later suggested that Arteta’s ranks believe in the new man at the helm, saying: ‘When you don’t believe in a manager that subconsciously takes the edge off a performance. ‘There must have been conversations with individual players where Arteta has said “You’re my guy”.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Linda L. Colson, 75

first_imgLinda L. Colson, 75, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  Born January 13, 1944 in Dearborn County, Indiana, she was the daughter of James Davidson and Marjorie (Jenkins) Allgeier.  Linda graduated from Sunman High School in 1962.  She was an excellent cook and she started writing her own cookbook after learning how to use a computer.  She made doughnuts for several years at the Marsh Store on Lincoln St., owned her own restaurant and bakery, decorated cakes, and was a 4H leader. She was a member of the Bethel Apostolic Church and the Eagles Auxiliary. She was married to Ray Colson on October 31, 1964 and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2001. She is survived by one son, Gary (Nenita) Colson, Greensburg; three daughters, Barbara (Richard) Niece, Greensburg, Jina Dickson, Rushville, Lisa (Daryl) Sublette, Westport; five brothers, Larry Davidson, Moores Hill, David Davidson, Milan, William Davidson, Moores Hill, Tim Davidson, Moores Hill, Greg (Tammy) Davidson, Milan; four sisters, Judy (George) Volz, Milan, Shirley Berry, Moores Hill, Marlene (Melvin) Honeycutt, Elrod, Susie (Richard) Van Dyke, Greensburg; nineteen grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, David Colson; four brothers, James Davidson, Pat Lazenby, Raymond Jenkins, Jerry Davidson; one great grandson, Taylor Colson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 11 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Darrell Poling officiating. Interment will be held in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point. Memorials may be made to the Greensburg Eagles Auxiliary. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Former Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler retires

first_img NFL free agency news: Texans release Shane Lechler, Braxton Miller Lechler’s career average of 47.6 yards per punt is the best in NFL history. His 68,676 yards is second to Jeff Feagles. Related News The NFL’s all-time leading punter has retired. And even though the announcement didn’t come from Shane Lechler himself, the seven-time Pro Bowl punter will not be playing a 19th season in the NFL.Former Texans teammate J.J. Watt broke the news on social media, posting Saturday a picture of himself with his arm around Lechler and writing: “A retirement party fit for GOAT.” Watt called Lechler “the best punter ever” and “an even better person. … We’ll do it all again when they put that gold jacket on him too!” The latter a reference to Lechler’s Hall of Fame credentials. A retirement party fit for a GOAT.The best punter ever & an even better person. Last night was a testament to that as family, friends & teammates flew in from all over to celebrate Lech & his unbelievable career. We’ll do it all again when they put that gold jacket on him too! pic.twitter.com/5LaTZETKIg— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 30, 2019Lechler, 42, was drafted in 2000 by Oakland in the fifth round and played 13 seasons for the Raiders before finishing his career with the Texans, who released him last August. No team picked up Lechler, and he sat out the 2018 season. Lechler led the NFL in punting five times, including 2009 when he averaged 51.1 yards per punt for the Raiders. Only Sammy Baugh’s 51.4-yard average in 1949 was better. Lechler also has the fourth-best season average (50.8 in 2011) and is tied for 10th best (49.1 in 2017).The only punter enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is Ray Guy, who played his entire 14-year NFL career with the Raiders.last_img read more

Melvin Gordon staying ready, says he’s ‘just waiting on the call’

first_img“He’s an excellent player,” Telesco said. “He’s tough. Great work ethic. Represents the organization extremely well. But he’s not here. I understand his thoughts and opinions on what he’s going through. I always look at the player’s side. I can see it. Doesn’t mean I agree with it, but I can kind of see what his thought process is.”The Chargers have two preseason games remaining before they host the Colts in Week 1 action Sept. 8. Chargers QB Philip Rivers ‘pulling for’ Melvin Gordon to get his deal Melvin Gordon, who is nearly five weeks into a holdout, told ESPN he is training rigorously in Calif. and staying ready to play football. He wants to play but continues to wait for a resolution, doesn’t want to discuss the contract. “Just waiting on the call,” he said.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 19, 2019The Chargers originally selected Gordon out of Wisconsin with the No. 15 pick in the 2015 draft. He has rushed for 3,628 yards and scored 38 total touchdowns during his four-year career.“Look, we drafted Melvin in the first round for a reason,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told reporters at the start of training camp, via the Southern California News Group. “Traded up to take him. Obviously, we value him and the position to do that and we would like to sign him to an extension.“Do I condone holding out? No, I don’t condone (it). But I think he’s been pretty professional with his comments from what I’ve seen.”Gordon has one year remaining on his rookie contract, which will pay him about $5.6 million, according to Spotrac. Gordon, however, recently told ESPN he is staying ready to play by working out “rigorously” in California. “Just waiting on the call,” said Gordon, who is reportedly prepared to sit out the entire season if a resolution isn’t reached.  Related News Melvin Gordon’s holdout continues. The 26-year-old running back is seeking a new contract or a trade away from the Chargers and has stayed away from the team’s facility for the entire preseason.  Philip Rivers: Tom Brady, other elite QBs can’t be judged solely by Super Bowl wins Derwin James injury update: Chargers’ star safety (broken foot) to miss 3-4 months, report sayslast_img read more