David Luiz has never had any of the qualities Arsenal need, says Tony Cascarino

first_imgAdvertisement David Luiz has had an unsteady start to life at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)David Luiz has absolutely none of the qualities needed by Arsenal manager Unai Emery, according to former Chelsea and Celtic striker Tony Cascarino.The Brazilian arrived at the Emirates from Chelsea this summer in a move which was widely praised as a positive signing for the Gunners.However, it has been a dodgy start to life in north London for the 32-year-old who has not kept a clean sheet in his four Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far.He was criticised for his performance in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last month and was at fault again against Watford on Sunday as he felled Roberto Pereyra in the penalty box, giving away a spot-kick for the second time in his short Arsenal career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRepublic of Ireland international Cascarino has been scathing of the Gunners’ display at Vicarage Road as they tossed away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2, specifically calling out Luiz for his lack of positive influence.Cascarino wrote for the Times: ‘Arsenal had no control, no composure. They needed to sign a defender this summer, someone who is cool under pressure and has leadership qualities — and they went and spent £8 million on David Luiz, a player who has never embodied any of those qualities.’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 CityArsenal had been in total control at Watford, leading 2-0 at half time, but defensive mistakes cost them two points after the break.Before Luiz gave away the penalty, Sokratis Papastathopoulos was at fault by giving the ball away in his own box, allowing Tom Cleverley to score.Cascarino believes that little has improved since Unai Emery took over as manager last summer as the players are not capable of carrying out the Spaniard’s plans.‘Emery has been at Arsenal for more than a year and, while they have improved in some areas, the same problems remain,’ the 57-year-old continued.‘Last season we were talking about whether they had the players to always be passing the ball out from the back, and we are still having that debate now — it must be infuriating for Arsenal fans to watch and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.’Arsenal are looking to bounce back from the disappointing draw at Watford with a busy week ahead of them, traveling to take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Sunday before hosting Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday and Nottingham Forest in the League Cup the following Tuesday.MORE: Who is to blame for Arsenal’s defensive deficiencies after Sunday’s epic collapse against Watford?MORE: Arsenal defender Sokratis admits he cost his team the game against Watford Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Sep 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares David Luiz has never had any of the qualities Arsenal need, says Tony Cascarinocenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Proprietor of Krazy Kokonuts wants to assure public that his venue is safe!

first_img 88 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! Share Share Proprietor of Frankie “Krazy T” Bellot. Photo credit: Dominica CentralOne day after a shooting incident at the Krazy Koconuts Entertainment Centre in Castle Comfort which claimed the life of a Bath Estate man, the proprietor of that establishment wants to assure patrons that the venue is safe.On Sunday, Wayne Maxwell was fatally shot followinga n alleged brawl at the Krazy Kokonuts.Unconfirmed reports indicate that a fight occurred however it is not clear whether Maxwell was involved in the fight or not.Another young man was reported as “seriously wounded” by Police spokesman inspector John Carbon and is nursing injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital.Although there has not been an official report from the police, Bellot has issued an apology to patrons who were at the venue when the incident occurred.“Let me apologize to all the patrons of Krazy Kokonuts for the isolated incident that happened at Krazy Kokonuts on Sunday morning. It is just sad that a young man had to lose his life, you have these isolated young men going about playing gangsters and rogues and trying to mess up everything for law abiding and good living Dominicans that just want to enjoy themselves and going around there doing their normal business”. Bellot also sought to assure the public that his venue is a safe one and they will implement measures to prevent a reoccurrence of Sunday morning’s unfortunate incident.“I just want to apologize to all of our patrons and the people that were there and try to assure them that we will still continue to try our best to make our compound the safest and the most secure place to entertain and to come and free up and have some fun”, he reiterated. Wayne Maxwell. Photo credit: Facebook profileHe also explained that the security is a priority for his establishment; however there are some young people who have “criminal intents” and attend events with weapons.“The issue is, there are young men who are known to be going out there and causing problems, that’s just the bottom line and if people have their criminal intent in their mind no matter what kind of security you have is criminal intent they have, that’s what will happen. Why would a man want to come to a club with a machete or a cutlass or with a gun or those things like that if he didn’t have any criminal intent? You never have enough security in a place but how much security is enough?”According to him the incident occurred in the yard and inside the club assuring patrons that safety will remain a priority for the establishment.“I would like to apologize to all the patrons that were there and we would like to assure them that incidents like that we will try our best within our powers to make sure that everybody is always safe as usual at Krazy Kokonuts”. It is not clear whether the police have arrested anyone in relation to Sunday morning’s incident.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Proprietor of Krazy Kokonuts wants to assure public that his venue is safe! by: – June 4, 2012 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Representative Frye looks for input from business, local government

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.“I encourage Hoosier business owners to take the survey to give us feedback on how we can streamline reporting requirements or eliminate them where possible,” Frye said. “The General Assembly will review the feedback from this survey so we can help small-businesses run more smoothly instead of being bogged down with unnecessary paperwork.”The web-based survey is the result of legislation Frye voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Frye said the easy-to-use portal is part of an overall effort to further reduce unnecessary government regulations and costs, and streamline processes.Small-business owners and local governments can access the survey online at iedc.in.gov/programs. The survey is confidential, user-friendly and takes about five minutes to complete.last_img read more