Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas issues warning to Manchester United over Jack Grealish transfer

first_imgArsenal hero Charlie Nicholas issues warning to Manchester United over Jack Grealish transfer Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Apr 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link390Shares Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas named Grealish in his Premier League team of the season (Picture: Getty)‘He is a lovely footballer and has tried to offer so much more than that for Villa.‘He has come on even more since Tottenham were linked and that price tag is going to continue to go up and up.‘As much as Villa are a mess, Grealish is an eye-catching player, so he definitely makes the team.’MORE: Odion Ighalo hits back at critics as Manchester United look to complete £15m dealMORE: Gary Neville names the best strike partnership he played with at Manchester United Advertisement Advertisement Manchester United want to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa this summer (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas has warned Manchester United that Jack Grealish’s valuation is going to go ‘up and up’ following his performances for Aston Villa in the Premier League.Grealish, 24, has emerged as one of United’s top transfer targets ahead of the summer, having starred at Villa Park for a number of years.The midfielder helped his boyhood club secure promotion from the Championship last season and has continued to impress in the English top-flight this term.Nicholas has been impressed by Grealish, naming the Villa captain in his Premier League team of the season, but says his price-tag could soar during the summer transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I am looking at different players that have impressed me and how their respective teams have performed,’ the Arsenal legend told Sky Sports.‘Leicester have only done it for part of the season, Chelsea have been unpredictable, Man Utd not so much, Arsenal and Tottenham have been poor, Burnley have been average, while Wolves and Sheffield United have been brilliant.‘Jack Grealish has had a first-class season, and he has actually been better than James Maddison I feel.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 City‘A lot doing comparisons between the two. He has been carrying the Aston Villa attack for a while.‘I understand how Jeff Stelling and the others have the debate around whether Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Maddison or Grealish should play in that spot.‘There is an abundance of talent, but Grealish has stood up to it. He wanted the ball and has shown maturity that I have never seen before. Commentlast_img read more

“Horse Racing: A Family Affair” will be the featured program at the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting.

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, November 25th, Joyce Church, retired teacher and former girl jockey will present the program, “Horse Racing: A Family Affair,” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at 6:30 p.m., at the Wellington Senior Center, 308 S. Washington, Wellington. Visitors are welcome; no charge for the program. For possible weather cancellations, contact SCHGS President Jane Moore at 620-447-3266.In 1946, wearing maroon and pink racing silks, a skullcap, and wielding a bat, fourteen-year-old Joyce Riggs Church began her short career as a ‘bush’ jockey, racing her father’s thoroughbreds on small ‘bush’ tracks. Church and her sister raced in several Kansas towns, including their home town of Conway Springs, Anthony, Burden, Garden City, Emporia, and many other towns in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico, Missouri and Illinois.Church, a genealogist, was surprised to find that breeding horses and racing them was ‘in their genes.’ Her research turned up that not only had her grandfather bred and sold mules by the train car load, ancestors before him had also bred mules and pacing and trotting horses.“Dad grew up in that atmosphere,” Church said, adding that it was her father’s dream to breed and race thoroughbreds and after her folks bought four colts and a stallion from a man in Fairfax, Oklahoma, her father needed jockeys, so he enlisted the help of his two daughters.“Mother never wanted us to ride,” Church said, adding that although her father allowed them to race, her parents were very protective and she and her sister were not allowed to hang out with other jockeys in the barns where there was drinking and gambling.“Racing was a family affair,” Church said, adding that the entire family traveled to the races with the horses. The horses traveled in the back of a wheat truck, and her mother drove the car.Church said that her mother packed picnic baskets with fried chicken and cherry pie, and the family picnicked on the race track grounds, and often spent the night in the back of the wheat truck with a tarp strung over the stock racks to keep off the rain.Although Church went off to college when she was 16 years old, she came home on weekends to race, and at times lived at home and drove back and forth to school at Friends so that she could continue to ride. Church stopped racing when she was twenty-nine years old, and married in 1963.“Before that, I ran around so much I didn’t have time to get married,” Church said.Church said she “had had some accidents,” and been knocked out and taken to the hospital by ambulance, but had never broken a bone. But Church added that 1976 was a bad year for the Riggs family when her sister was killed in June at Churchill Downs at the age of 37, and her father died later that year.Church will bring photographs and other racing memorabilia to share with the group, as well as the book “The Boys From the Bushes” by Lou Dean, a book about ‘bush racing’ that shares stories from Church and other ‘Bush’ jockeys. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Jasper Snellings · 350 weeks ago Gentlemen, I am doing research concerning the race tracks during the 1820’s in Sumner County. Being more specific, I am looking for Governor William Carroll’s involvement with the Allen’s (John Allen to be specific) and General Andrew Jackson. Do you have any historical records of their involvement in horse racing in Sumner County or the area where horse racing was held. It at that time was a great social gathering place to meet and in addition race their horses. I know JohnAllen and Andrew Jackson were involved, because they were close friends. An addition point, all 3 were involved with each other in the War of 1812 and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (Alabama). Your response by email with any record(s) of tangible evidence of their racing connections would be appreciated! Jasper Snellings Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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