Arsenal fans mocked Tottenham and Harry Kane for this effort 1 The game may have ended on Wednesday, but Arsenal fans are still taking pleasure in winding up their bitter rivals Tottenham.Spurs have been the subject of jokes from Gooners over the years, who laughed when the club released a DVD of the 4-4 derby drew in 2008 where Spurs fought back from 4-2 down.And now, with Harry Kane coming close to putting the Lilywhites ahead in the League Cup clash, one Arsenal account have poked fun at the club once again by suggesting they are likely to release a DVD of the striker’s attempted scissor kick in the 2-1 defeat.PICTURES: ARSENAL FANS AT WHITE HART LANE RIPPING ADVERTISING HOARDINGS
1 Sometimes, no matter what you do as footballer, you can’t appease some fans and that was certainly the case for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Lithuania.The Arsenal star slammed home the final goal in the Three Lion’s 3-0 win, which saw them claim their tenth victory in 10 Euro 2016 qualifying matches, but he was still the subject of man derisory comments about his performance.A wasteful display saw him incur the wrath of the keyboard warriors and you can see what they said on Twitter below… Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Connor Roberts [right] in action for Yeovil 1 Swansea defender Connor Roberts is staying at Yeovil for another month.The 20-year-old moved to Huish Park on loan at the start of the season and has since made 15 appearances for the club.The temporary switch has suited all parties so far and the deal has now been extended until mid-November.The right-back provided an assist in the 2-2 draw with Dagenham and Redbridge at the weekend, helping to keep the Glovers one point outside the League Two relegation zone.
Real Madrid are preparing a shock move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, according to reports in Spain.The 28-year-old has been in sensational form this season, scoring 10 goals in as many Premier League games.The former Fleetwood Town man’s performances have earned him international recognition and have reportedly sparked interest from Liverpool and Tottenham.Now, according to Fichajes, Real Madrid are ready to make a sensational January swoop for Vardy when the transfer window opens.The Spanish side are looking for a striker to provide competition for Karim Benzema and reportedly see the Foxes forward as the perfect addition. 1 Jamie Vardy
Manchester Uniteds Andreas Pereira reacts to a missed chance against Middlesbrough Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was left to lament a succession of squandered opportunism, and admitted his side’s lack of goals is concerning, after they were dumped out of the League Cup by Middlesbrough on penalties.The Red Devils were held to their second straight goalless draw at Old Trafford and were beaten 3-1 in the shoot-out, with Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all missing from the spot.It makes United the latest high-profile exit from the competition, following holders Chelsea and Arsenal’s fourth-round defeats on Wednesday.Van Gaal’s men were wasteful against the Championship outfit, with Marouane Fellaini, on two occasions, and substitute Anthony Martial missing guilt-edged chances in front of goal in extra-time.And the Dutch boss admitted his side’s profligacy cost them before the “casino” of the shoot-out.“When you are not finishing the chances – and they were very easy chances in front of the goal or in front of the goalkeeper – then it is very difficult to win a game because the goals are counting, not the chances,” the boss said.“You can say it is unlucky but that I have said already after the match against [Manchester] City also because that was also 0-0. You have to force the luck also, we didn’t do that because we didn’t score. That’s why I’m disappointed.“My players have given everything and that’s why I am also proud of them because until the end they have done it. Penalties is a casino – you never know.”England captain Rooney and Young both saw their penalties saved by Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias, while Carrick blazed over in between with only David Nugent not converting for the visitors.However, Van Gaal absolved his trio of any blame, preferring to instead reflect on Mejias’ successful rolls of the dice.“In the goal was a goalkeeper; and he was very quick and he gambled also,” Van Gaal added.“He’s 195 centimetres. That is not easy to do when the goalkeeper is gambling for the right corner.“You need players who look at the goalkeeper and put it in the other [corner]…very early he goes away. It is already 120 minutes you have played so you are not so sharp any more. These things happen.”While United could have put the tie to bed in extra-time, they were also fortunate to not be ousted in 90 minutes, with Daley Blind almost scoring two own-goals.At the other end, James Wilson offered little before being withdrawn at half-time due to injury, while Rooney, who played in a deeper midfield role, continued his struggles in front of goal.When asked if the lack of goals was a concern, Van Gaal replied: “Yes, of course. Football – what only matters is a goal. “We have played two matches – 0-0. In my opinion we could have scored against Manchester City now, again, that’s the score.“It is a concern but I do know also that it can easily turn around in the next game.” 1
As part of our build up to the new year, we have been revealing the most popular content on talkSPORT.com for every month of 2015. Today, on New Year’s Eve, we look back on the final month of the year…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: DECEMBER 2015MOST READ – THE 10 BIGGEST STARS FREE TO TALK TO NEW CLUBS IN JANUARYThe transfer window is about to open, so check out this list of big name players who can talk to clubs in the coming month.MOST POPULAR FEATURE – FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016: 30 WONDERKIDS YOU MUST SIGNCheck them out, here.MOST POPULAR INTERVIEW – ‘SICKNOTE STURRIDGE A LUXURY LIVERPOOL CAN’T AFFORD’A Champions League winner with Liverpool told talkSPORT the Reds simply can’t rely on the England striker. Check out the interview, here.TALKSPORT.COM PICK OF THE MONTHThe new Stamford Bridge looks like… THIS! Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1
Jack Wilshere Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has today denied reports that Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback, claiming the midfeidler is on course for a return.The 24-year-old has not kicked a ball since August having suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula at the end of the Gunners’ pre-season.Rumours emerged on Monday that he had suffered an ‘adverse reaction’ to his return to full training, and could now be out for the rest of the season, putting his chances of making England’s Euro 2016 squad in jeopardy.But Wenger has rubbished the claims and predicted his midfield maestro could be playing Premier League football within a month.The French coach revealed: “Wilshere has not suffered a setback – that is wrong information.“He is looking good and I have spoken to Roy Hodgson about him, to reassure him he’s progressing well.“I am cautious, but we can say he might be playing in four weeks.” 1
Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez 1 TBT how @Mahrez22 warms up for games 🙌🏾 #lcfc #talent pic.twitter.com/Dg9rptDpfK— Wes Morgan (@Wes5L1nk) February 4, 2016 Skills to pay the bills!Leicester City defender Wes Morgan gave fans a glimpse into the dressing room of the Premier League leaders with this brilliant video, which shows how Foxes star Riyad Mahrez warms-up ahead of matches.We’ve all seen what the Algerian playmaker can do with a ball this season – he has 13 goals and 9 assists – but this is different class!Check out Mahrez’s amazing keepy-uppy skills in the video, originally posted by Morgan on Twitter, below!
DONEGAL is set to lose its link with Oatfields sweet factory, sources have told donegaldaily.com.Yesterday we revealed the factory’s owners have struck a deal to sell the Letterkenny premises to German supermarket giant Lidl.Informed sources confirmed our story – that the site is to be sold to Lidl – and the last 15 jobs will go, bringing to an end an 80-year association with the town. The Mayor Gerry McMonagle said there is a ”growing frustration and anger” amongst the workforce with their employers’ refusal to clarify for the workforce where the future of the plant lay.Zed Candy and Donegal Creameries are joint owners of the site. They are refusing to say anything – as their massive property deal worth €1.9M is subject to Lidl getting planning permission.“There is a sad reluctance amongst the workforce that they are to lose their jobs,” Cllr McMonagle said.”Some of those at the meeting have been working at Oatfields for 40 years and are now very angry at how their loyalty is being repaid.” Oatfield sweets have been manufactured in Letterkenny for more than 80 years.Zed Candy bought the Oatfield brand from McKinney and Co.Lidl’s move to open a second store in the town is a response to their rivals Aldi which opened a second store just before Christmas.The supermarket wars could erupt further if Tesco gets the go ahead for a new entrance to its store.A new Lidl however on the sweet factory site could cause more concerns over traffic in the area. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comOATFIELDS TO CLOSE – SITE TO BE TURNED INTO SUPERMARKET was last modified: January 21st, 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:Donegal NewsdonegaldailyletterkennyOatfieldssweet factoru
THE company which is closing Oatfields Sweets is boasting again – how sales of traditional sweets are rocketing.As Zed Candy pulls the plug on its Letterkenny operation in two weeks time killing off a local tradition forever, it has shared the secret of its success.There’s a massive demand for old-fashioned sweets. Unfortunately all of the Oatfield-branded products will be produced in Kettering, England from next month.Speaking to just-food.com, wealthy Zed co-owner and MD Donal Kavanagh said that he expected the move to generate “significant” cost savings.Jobs are expected to be created in the UK as a result of increased production, he added.The English factory will raise its production from 85 tonnes of candy per week to 105 tonnes per week, Kavanagh told the site. Kavanagh insisted the move was part of Zed’s ongoing expansion efforts. Tilly’s has seen sales increase by 25% over the last 18 months, while the group’s international business has increased revenue by 20% in the same period, he revealed.“There is a resurgent demand for quality, old-fashioned confectionery,” he commented. “We are growing and driving our business.” HOW TO MAKE LOADS OF MONEY: OPEN A TRADITIONAL SWEET FACTORY was last modified: May 11th, 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:HOW TO MAKE LOADS OF MONEY: OPEN A TRADITIONAL SWEET FACTORY