Is it Ozil? Kagawa? Pjanic? Top 10 players with the most assists in Europe

first_img Joint 5th. Wes Hoolahan of Norwich City has five assists in the Premier League so far this season 10 Joint 5th. Wahbi Khazri of Bordeaux has five assists in Ligue 1 so far this season Joint 2nd. Raffael of Borussia Mönchengladbach has six assists in the Bundesliga so far this season 10 Mesut Ozil registered his ninth Premier League assist of the season, as the midfielder helped Arsenal to a 3-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.The Germany international has now registered more assists in England’s top flight than any other player since his debut in September 2013, with 22. So, in light of Ozil’s fine form, talkSPORT has taken a look at how he compares with the top assist-makers in Europe’s top leagues so far this campaign. Find out the players that have set up the most goals in the 2015-16 season by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. All statistics correct up to 2 November 2015 10 Joint 5th. Miralem Pjanic of AS Roma has five assists in Serie A so far this season Joint 2nd. David Silva of Manchester City has six assists in the Premier League so far this season 10 10 10 10 10 Joint 5th. Giacomo Bonaventura of AC Milan has five assists in Serie A so far this season Joint 5th. Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund has five assists in the Bundesliga so far this season Joint 2nd. Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich has six assists in the Bundesliga so far this season 10 1. Mesut Ozil of Arsenal leads the way in Europe with nine assists in the Premier League so far this season 10 Joint 5th. Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City has five assists in the Premier League so far this season last_img read more

Kyle Walker plays down top-four hype as Tottenham go 12 games unbeaten

first_imgTottenham defender Kyle Walker has played down the side’s chances of ending their long wait for Champions League football, insisting the young Spurs side must ‘keep their feet on the ground’ as they continue their unbeaten Premier League run.The north London side have been a force home and away this term and have not dropped points since the opening day of the season, with Sunday’s impressive 4-1 London derby victory over West Ham extending their run to 12 games.Victory at White Hart Lane also lifted Spurs to within just two points of Arsenal in fourth place, and the ruthless manner of their display against the Hammers is perhaps a sign it will not take long for them to leapfrog their fierce rivals.Walker, who was on target with a wonderful outside-of-the-boot strike on Sunday, admits that morale is high within the squad, but he also warned his team-mates they must not allow their recent success to go to their heads.“It was a fantastic performance and every year people are saying about the top four, but this year we just need to concentrate on ourselves,” he told talkSPORT after the victory.“If we keep putting in the performances we are now, I don’t think many teams will come here and beat us and I think teams will struggle against us at their own grounds as well.“There has to be a belief [that they can make the top four] with how we’re playing, we’re all confident in ourselves and with each other and confident in the manager and what he’s trying to put across. I think that’s key, we’re taking steps in the right direction.“We’re playing with a smile on our faces. There’s a good togetherness, a good vibe about the place and it’s making the difference out there on the pitch.“But the main thing is keeping our feet on the ground. That’s vital, we can’t get ahead of ourselves.”With an average age of 24, Tottenham’s squad is the youngest of all the teams in the Premier League this season, with a line-up including the likes of Walker (25), Harry Kane (22), Dele Alli (19), Christian Eriksen (23), Eric Dier (21) and Erik Lamela (23) barely changing since the campaign kicked off.Their opening day defeat to Manchester United aside, the youthful Spurs side are yet to really face a major struggle this term, and Walker highlighted the importance of the role Tottenham’s more experienced stars will play when more difficult times do come their way.He added: “We’re a young team with not too much experience and that’s where the more experienced players, the likes of me, Jan [Vertonghen], Hugo [Lloris] , Moussa [Dembele], Toby [Alderweireld] and Danny rose, we need to get them together when times are tough.“We will have some tough times throughout the season – well, hopefully not but it will happen – but hopefully we can just keep this run going.“That’s the main thing. If we can just keep producing on a Saturday, Sunday and Thursday, that’s all that matters to me.”last_img read more

Arsenal defender to have late fitness test ahead of Manchester United trip

first_img Gabriel Paulista in action for Arsenal 1 Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford.The Brazilian has missed the last three matches after picking up a hamstring injury in training.However, he is close to a return and Wenger will put the 25-year-old through his paces before this weekend’s clash with Manchester United.“Gabriel has a test today and tomorrow. Then we will see if he is available for the game,” said Wenger.last_img

Sentenced to life

first_imgTricia Van Voorhis, who is three years younger than Robin, berated Marshall for his lack of guilt or remorse. “It is beyond my comprehension how you can do this in the first place. But how can you live with yourself after?” Van Voorhis said she hopes he spends “day after day and year after year” in his cell thinking about the pain he’s caused. Kim Hoynes, the oldest sister, recalled how her sister’s murder devastated her parents. Their father, who suffered from emphysema, committed suicide a decade later. Their mother, who now has many of her own health problems, grieved quietly. Wendy Castaneda, the youngest sister, spoke of how she continues to grieve for her “best friend.” “The truth is you can never make restitution for your actions because you can never bring Robin back,” she said to Marshall. All the sisters remembered how Robin had dedicated much of her life to her church and religion. Castaneda also acknowledged Marshall’s faith as he brought a Bible to court every day. “If you truly believe and embrace the truth of the Bible … then I have to believe that at least you’re sorry for what you did and would express that to my family.” Marshall had worked with Robin at the restaurant until shortly before her Oct. 30, 1984, murder. The assistant manager was fired for a number of reasons, including suspicions he was stealing from the restaurant. Robin, who was alone doing paperwork after closing, let Marshall in. She was expecting him to turn in his uniform and pick up a briefcase he left behind. When she turned away from him, he stabbed her twice in the back. He tried to open a floor safe, but the combination had been changed. Before he left, he slit her throat. When he was first arrested on Nov. 10, 1984, he had two knives and gloves with him and was wearing camouflage pants and boots. The boots, which were kept by the Torrance Police Department when Marshall was released, later became a key piece of evidence in the case. A piece of foam found at the murder scene was linked to the boots. On Friday before the judge handed down the sentence, Arnold said he was “saddened” for the way Marshall “eviscerated” Robin’s close-knit and loving family and shortened a life that was bound for great things. denise.nix@dailybreeze.com (310) 543-6111 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And not when Torrance Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold told him he was “evil,” and sent him to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole. Marshall, 46, a former state Department of Forestry fire captain, did briefly glance at his family before he was led away by bailiffs. Neither Marshall, his attorney nor his family members spoke during the sentencing hearing. However, his attorney said he would appeal the conviction and sentence. A jury convicted Marshall on Oct. 5 of murder and the special circumstance of killing during an attempted robbery. On Friday, Robin’s sisters told how their lives changed with her death. They lamented the special occasions, rites of passage and everyday joys they were robbed of sharing with her. William Marshall sat in court Friday staring at a black leather Bible on the table in front of him with his hands chained to his waist. He never once looked up. Not when Robin Hoynes’ sisters described the hole he tore in their family by killing her 23 years ago. Not when the prosecutor reiterated the “heinous, horrible” murder of the 21-year-old Whittier woman at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Torrance. last_img read more

TINNEY’S ARE TOP FOR TOYS THIS CHRISTMAS

first_imgTinney’s Toys prides itself in being your one-stop shop for toys for girls and boys of all ages. With over 15 years’ experience in the business, this family run firm knows the importance of putting the customer first.This hard work and excellent customer service have finally been recognised. Tinney’s Toys have received an eKomi Gold standard rating for customer service which is the highest rating you can achieve.eKomi provides an independent and transparent feedback collection and management service.eKomi collects real customer reviews for shops, products and services and rates businesses on these reviews.Tinney’s have recently designed a new easy to use website which gives customers the convenience of shopping on-line at any time with thousands of products to choose from. The website offers the best possible prices and saves on time and travel for the customers.They also offer a range of easy-pay options, including budget plans where you can pay in regularly and spread the cost of payments.This is particularly popular for Christmas shopping – and all on-line payments are secured.Their aim is to despatch all orders received by 1.00 pm later that day. This means deliveries direct to your doorstep in one or two days.A customer commented, “I was very satisfied with the service. I rang Tinney Toys on Wednesday and I put through my order. “My order was at my door on Thursday, the following day. I was very impressed.“A very nice chap took my order on the phone. This is my 2nd time ordering from Tinney Toys. I will certainly be buying from them again.From pedal tractors to go-karts, from swings to slides, from dolls and prams to dolls houses, to children’s farm clothing and farm simulation games Tinney’s Toys lead the way.TINNEY’S ARE TOP FOR TOYS THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessCHristmasnewsTinney’s Toyslast_img read more

TWO DONEGAL BARS NAMED IN IRELAND’S COSIEST PUB COUNTDOWN!

first_imgBonners Bar – Mullaghduff.FEATURES: TWO Donegal pubs have been named in a list of Ireland’s cosiest pubs!Bonner’s Bar, which is located in the heartland of Mullaghduff, and Nancy’s Bar which is located in the bustling village of Ardara – were named in the list which was compiled by The Daily Edge. The Daily Edge named their TOP 21 cosiest boozers in Ireland.The popular Donegal public houses actually made the top twelve with Nancy’s placing in seventh and Bonner’s Bar in twelfth.The area in which Bonner’s Bar is situated has been decimated due to immigration with many of the locals that used to frequent the bar now scattered all over the globe.However, the pub has endured the tough times and is one of the most respected and most revered bars in the Rosses locality. A spokesman for Bonner’s Bar said, “As a small traditional family run pub, we are delighted to be recognized as one of Ireland’s 21 cosiest pubs in the national media.“Having been in Bonner’s since 1999 our aim was to keep the unique character of the bar which dates back to 1830, and we wanted to provide good food, good beer, good music and a lovely roaring fire to create the atmosphere of, home from home for the local community, who are the life and soul of any pub.“Although the last 6 years have been very challenging in our industry, we have always remained focused and determined to provide the hospitality that the customer deserves.“We also recently got nominated for Best Chef, Best Casual Dining and Best Customer Service from the Restaurant Association of Ireland so to add one of the cosiest pubs to the list pretty much sums up Bonner’s Bar and as the old saying goes, “keep the home fires burning.”TWO DONEGAL BARS NAMED IN IRELAND’S COSIEST PUB COUNTDOWN! was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Businessmannewslast_img read more

City’s oldest business district starting to come back to life

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe site touts a range of ethnic restaurants from authentic Mexican to Thai, a new bar called Vu with a daily line of entertainment and a host of shops – a florist, two soccer stores, a cookbook boutique and a bike shop among them. “In getting the Web site up and running, we wanted to capitalize on the holiday season to drive additional traffic to Newhall,” Hernandez said. “Hopefully, residents and visitors will consider it as additional shopping, an alternative.” Mymainstreet.com also is targeting potential merchants who might be interested in the area, willing to invest in the vision of a pedestrian-friendly arts, entertainment and shopping destination. “It’s an effort by the city to be on the forefront of helping promote the area to attract business who would want to locate there and, of course, to attract shoppers,” Hernandez said. He offers these snippets from e-mails sent commenting on the site: “Everything from this is great.” “Looks great. Makes me want to go there.” “Awesome, fun, engaging.” For Mutschler, it’s all about location. Downtown Newhall is easily accessible from anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley. Right now, he’s sitting back and watching, enjoying walks in an area dotted by unusual businesses, nonchain restaurants, the historic William S. Hart Park and the city’s new Veterans Park. “There’s not a big influx of people yet, but we’re getting to that point,” Mutschler said. “People are getting more comfortable coming here.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – From David Mutschler’s view of Santa Clarita’s newly renamed Main Street, the drive to bring new life to the city’s oldest business center is finally taking shape. “The area’s getting nicer, which is certainly an advantage for us,” said Mutschler, who relocated his Roger Dunn Golf Shop to downtown Newhall about six years ago. A dozen years after the city of Santa Clarita created a redevelopment zone encompassing the beleaguered downtown, the changes are visible. And there’s the promise of more by summer when crews begin a major streetscape project, adding stone crosswalks, seating areas, “old-town” street lighting, trees and other features, said Alex Hernandez, a city administrative analyst. Now, in hopes of attracting holiday shoppers, the city is using a modern tool to bring life to the historic center of town. By launching mynewmainstreet.com last month, Santa Clarita is hoping to sell an eclectic range of retailers and restaurants as key pieces of an emerging shopping zone. last_img read more

Stewart tossed from practice

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Stewart, a junior, ranks third on the team with an average of 13 points per game. Floyd said that he had decided on his future course of action with Stewart, but would not disclose it before meeting with Stewart today. He described his intentions with Stewart as `nothing Earth-shattering.’ USC next plays Thursday against Washington, one of the Pacific 10 Conference’s best teams, which hails from Stewart’s hometown of Seattle. -Matthew Kredell 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was the kind of play that, had he done it during a game, would have cost us a game, cost him a suspension and cost us an embarrassing article,” Floyd said. Robinson was allowed to remain in practice. center_img Lodrick Stewart was kicked out of practice Tuesday for throwing an elbow at freshman Collin Robinson. Coach Tim Floyd said Stewart could face further disciplinary action today. Stewart, who sat outside the gym for the last half hour of practice, said his elbow was in retaliation for one he received from Robinson. However, Floyd said he wouldn’t tolerate Stewart’s lack of discipline. last_img

Senior Menu

first_imgSENIOR LUNCHES Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with bread, dessert and fat-free milk. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Sites closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Tuesday: Hearty beef stew, vegetable mix five-way, chopped spinach. Wednesday: Glazed chicken, vegetable blend Italian, cauliflower. Thursday: Salisbury steak, peas and carrots, vegetable mix five-way. Friday: Shrimp Creole, chopped spinach, vegetable blend Italian. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more