18 Oct

The reason Arsenal stars weren’t happy with Kieran Tierney in his early training sessions

first_imgThe reason Arsenal stars weren’t happy with Kieran Tierney in his early training sessions Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Jul 2020 11:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.2kShares Kieran Tierney has impressed under Mikel Arteta following a tough start to his Arsenal career (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney is fast establishing himself as an indispensable member of Mikel Arteta’s resurgent Arsenal side following a turbulent start to his Gunners career. Much was expected of the Scotland international following his £25million transfer from Celtic last summer, but the 23-year-old signed when he was still recovering from a double hernia operation. Tierney made his belated debut in September but spent months on the sidelines after he dislocated his shoulder during a victory over West Ham while Freddie Ljungberg was in interim charge following the sacking of Unai Emery. Now back to full fitness, Tierney has thrived as a wing-back in Arteta’s new-look 3-5-2 formation which has yielded a significant improvement in Arsenal’s recent performances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTierney has offered a genuine attacking threat on Arsenal’s left flank and has contributed to a much more respectable defensive record. Advertisement Arteta on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with LeicesterTo 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 8:39FullscreenArteta on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Leicesterhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-arsenals-1-1-draw-leicester-2206658/This 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.His tenacity and relish for the physical battle hasn’t always endeared him to his team-mates, however, with ESPN reporting that several Arsenal stars asked him to tone down his aggressiveness during his first training sessions with his new club. Arteta, however, is said to be a huge fan of Tierney’s attitude and commitment to the cause, while former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole believes the player is fast becoming one of the most important members of this current Arsenal team. 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 ArsenalAsked if he had been impressed with Tierney following Tuesday’s draw against Leicester he said: ‘Yeah I have. I think one thing that Arsenal were probably lacking in the past year was a left-back that was solid, didn’t get beaten in one-versus-one situations – he don’t get beat in one-v-one situations. ‘But I also think the way he attacks and the timing of his attacking runs, it brings a different element to Arsenal and a different way to attack.‘And he’s got a great delivery on him, as we just saw earlier, a great ball in that ended up with a corner. So he’s been very good for Arsenal I think.’MORE: Jeremie Aliadiere sends warning to Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi over his attitudeMORE: Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn pours doubt over Matteo Guendouzi joining BarcelonaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

23 Sep

Lady Trojans Winners Over Lady Spartans

first_imgECVB traveled to Connersville last night for a conference match-up.  EC won 25-19, 25-12 & 12-11.  We started slow and were playing just good enough to win in set one. Set two started slow, but they finally found their groove and didn’t let up from that point forward. It started with stronger, more precise serving and from there we were able to run our offense behind a strong backcourt led by Alex Disbro.    Varsity is now 14-6 on the season and 6-0 in the EIAC. Next up: Muncie Central Invite on Saturday.East Cental vs Connersville 9-26-19Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.ECVB JV vs. Connersville Lady Spartans winning 25-15  25-8. In tonight’s victory over the Lady Spartans, ECVB was able to capture a victory and begin the uphill battle once again to continuous victories. I am proud of their effort in tonight’s match for it seemed a lot more heartfelt and purposeful in more times than not. Before the match even began we talked about playing for an opportunity. In other words, we wanted to perform so well that opportunity was available for some of the Freshmen who don’t always get the chance during the JV game. The girls were able to do so, therefore, I am happy to say everyone saw the court tonight. We have a win back under our belt, now it is time to continue that streak and continue to prepare for EIAC tournament time.   ECVB JV is 12-7 on the season and 6-1 in the EIAC.  Next up, ECVB is at Springboro, OH on Oct 3rd starting at 5:30. Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josie Andres.last_img read more

30 Aug

Flutter expands FTP dynamics by deploying GTG’s ‘Skill Zone’

first_img Sports betting innovation studio GTG Network (GTG) has secured a further tier-1 bookmaker client after confirming that Flutter Entertainment will deploy its ‘Skill Zone’ free-to-play (FTP) portfolio across its Paddy Power vertical.The agreement will see Flutter expand its sportsbook FTP content and player engagement capacity by implementing GTG’s Skill Zone inventory. The popular FTP titles are headlined by GTG’s flagship “Hit The Spot” game, which was launched last year. Additional Skill Zone titles include trivia games and arcade basketball, while GTG has developed a mini-golf game to be launched later this year.  Nathan Rothschild, co-founder and partner at GTG, said: “In what is an unprecedented and difficult time, we’re fortunate to be in a position to have a suite of products to connect with fans whilst there is little sport being played. We have been excited about the response to Skill Zone. Already a unique offering for sportsbooks, the new features we are releasing will truly push the benchmark for industry innovation.” Flutter will initially launch Skill Zone games on Paddy Power desktop and mobile (IOS and Android) verticals.In previous trading statements, Flutter underlined the importance of developing new player engagement led incentives such as FTP, shifting its sportsbooks away from bonus costs and resources.Ben Reilly, Paddy Power Sports Director, added: “With the impacts of COVID19 on the sporting calendar, we’ve been looking for creative ways to keep our customers entertained and engaged with our brand. We’re really pleased with the early results from Skill Zone, providing a mix of sport and trivia games that our customers have really taken to Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020last_img read more

29 Aug

H1Z1 Pro League unveils 15 teams competing in inaugural season

first_imgAllianceCloud9CounterLogicGamingEcho Fox The H1Z1 Pro League™ (H1PL), the first professional battle royale esports league, has today unveiled the 15 charter teams that will compete in its inaugural season beginning April 21st in Las Vegas. The H1PL also announced that it will be working with Facebook to exclusively broadcast all digital content. Notably too, Caesars Entertainment will be the official venue and entertainment partner.  The H1PL will operate as a joint venture between a game publisher, Daybreak Game Company, and an independent league operator in Twin Galaxies LLC. Jace Hall, Co-Chairman of Twin Galaxies commented: “Our goal with H1PL is to take the leap from Esports 1.0 to 2.0, establishing a league where for the first time in esports history, everyone participates in success – the fans, the players, the teams and all of our supporting partners.“The battle royale format has quickly become the most popular and entertaining multi-player video game genre, and we’re confident that the H1PL will drive fan engagement and excitement to even higher levels through the use of groundbreaking production techniques along with access to Facebook’s global gaming community.”For those keen to hear more from Jace, the Co-chairman of Twin Galaxies was the guest on the Esports Roundtable podcast discussing the H1Z1 Pro League a few weeks back. You can have a read and listen to that here.The calibre of the teams which have signed on to join the H1PL is impressive, and it’s nice to see some European teams included too. The teams will compete over the course of two, 10-week “splits” at Caesars Entertainment Studios. This is a 50,000 square foot production facility closer to the Vegas Strip designed for full-scale feature film, television show and live esports event productions. H1PL is the first esports league to name Las Vegas as its home city, but it’s the city that is already the home of Rogue and the upcoming esports venue at the Luxor. The teams joining the H1PL inaugural season are: Noble EsportsObey AllianceRogue GamingSetToDestroyX Epsilon EsportsGankStarsImpact GamingLuminositycenter_img Team SoloMidTempo StormVitality The H1PL will livestream all competition via Facebook Live throughout the season. H1PL and Facebook have also promised a ‘variety of community-focused features to augment the viewing experience, such as  the curation and granting of free, redeemable in-game rewards’ for fans that tune-in during H1PL streams throughout the week. Patrick Chapman, Manager of Esports Partnerships at Facebook stated: “The battle royale genre is fast becoming one of the most popular and accessible gaming categories to both watch and play, and we’re excited to help this brand-new league for H1Z1 grow its community on Facebook. “The league’s primary focus to engage and support players and fans aligns closely to our commitment to help build the world’s community for people to play, watch and share the games they love.”The Twin Galaxies Esports Arena, inside Caesars Entertainment Studios, will host the matches each week on a Wednesday, with the exception of Split 1 which’ll kick things off on Saturday April 21st, and fans will be able to attend in-person should they find themselves in Sin City. This is the studio which hosted the Gears Pro Circuit™ Las Vegas Open this past June. “Caesars Entertainment strives to partner with some of the most important esports events in the world, and we couldn’t be more proud to host H1PL,” said Christian Stuart, Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment. “The combination of an intimate venue, like Caesars Entertainment Studios, and a jaw-dropping production set will deliver a unique experience for anyone who wants to see what competitive gaming is all about. This partnership further solidifies our commitment to esports and builds on our strategy to be at the cutting edge in all forms of interactive entertainment.”Daybreak Games and Twin Galaxies announced their joint venture to create the H1Z1 Pro League in October of last year. Twin Galaxies Pro League Division is establishing a League Governance Committee for the H1PL; this is comprised of an independent league commissioner, a representative from Twin Galaxies and from Daybreak Game Company, and both a team ownership and H1PL player’s representative chosen by their respective peers. The H1PL League Governance Committee will be responsible for defining, modifying, and enforcing all rules and regulations for the league.Mark Tuttle, Director of Esports at Daybreak Games noted: “The H1Z1 Pro League will bring together the best players in the world to compete in the adrenaline-filled spectacle that is H1Z1, and we can think of no other city that matches the energy and excitement of battle royale than Las Vegas.“With our announcement today that H1Z1 is now free to play, the stage is set for a robust and active community ready to tune into the H1PL every week.”The H1Z1 Pro League, plans for which were first announced in October 2017, will include a guaranteed player minimum salary, team owner and player representation on the governance committee, along with a comprehensive “Player Bill of Rights” and a revenue sharing model. Esports Insider says: The battle to be the king of battle royale esports titles intensifies with a well-backed, supported and seemingly well organised pro league structure for H1Z1. It’ll be interesting to see how many come along with its location in Vegas, but with the teams they have involved and the structures in place it looks like they’re committed and in it for the long haul.last_img read more