Frank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’

first_imgFrank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Apr 2020 5:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link199Shares Ferguson and Wenger had a huge rivalry between them (Pictures: Getty Images)Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says Manchester United’s ‘unstoppable’ treble-winning team were better than Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ due to their ‘maturity’.Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won the league, Champions League and FA Cup, while Arsene Wenger’s Gunners went a whole season without losing a single Premier League game.Both completed feats that no other team has been able to replicate, and are considered as two of the best Premier League outfits in the history of the competition. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTWorld Cup winner with France, Leboeuf, had the unfortunate experience of coming up against Ferguson’s United side while at Chelsea in 1999, and he believes they trump the Invincibles.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told ESPN FC: ‘I didn’t play against the Invincibles, I was already gone, I played against the 1999 [Man United team], even though we had a fantastic season with Chelsea, we lost only three games during the season, those guys were unstoppable.‘They were absolutely fantastic, there was a maturity in the squad because they had been playing for many years all together, they were really impressive when we played against them.‘I will go for the 1999, even though it has almost always been a nightmare to play against the Gunners, especially at the former stadium [Highbury].’ Comment Man Utd are the only team to win the treble (Picture: Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side came close to matching Arsenal’s record, but suffered their first and only loss of this season to Watford at the end of February.Ray Parlour, who was a key member of the Invincible squad, admitted he celebrated the Hornets’ win, he said: ‘Of course! I had a few drinks that night!More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Records are there to be broken and I’m sure if a Liverpool player was in the same place I was they’d want us to lose as well! ‘But it’s no big deal, really. I know it’s a very good record to have and I’m very proud of it, but the most important thing is winning the league and Liverpool are still going to do that.’MORE: Man Utd chief Ed Woodward’s admission on mega-money moves throws Jadon Sancho transfer into doubtMORE: Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos drops major hint on Arsenal futureFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Are UEFA scoring environmental own goal with Euro 2020?

first_img Loading… (FILES) The Puskas Arena in Budapest is the only brand new stadium to have been built for Euro 2020 (FILES) UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin – the next European Championship will be held in Germany in 2024 “The estimates will be based on lots of different assumptions which will themselves be more or less realistic.” UEFA itself has calculated that travelling fans and teams will produce 425,000 tons of carbon emissions over the duration of the Euro. In comparison, it says, Euro 2016 in France created 517,000 tons of emissions. The 2018 World Cup, held in 11 cities across Russia but with 32 teams instead of 24 at the Euro, produced almost 1.5 million tons of emissions, according to reports produced by organisers. – Constant expansion – To compensate, UEFA is pledging to invest in “emission reduction projects”, and intends to plant 50,000 trees in each of the host countries in order to “leave a lasting legacy”. Meanwhile, Budapest’s Puskas Arena will be the only brand new venue for the tournament. This, UEFA says, has spared “a huge environmental cost in energy, concrete and other resources.” In contrast, four new stadiums were built in France ahead of Euro 2016. Andrew Welfle, of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester, admits that construction is “a major source of emissions” for any major tournament. That means there is a “huge difference” between the emissions caused by Euro 2020 and, for example, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where all eight venues are either being built from scratch or modernised for the competition. Emissions caused by travelling supporters can be “the hardest thing to calculate”, according to Welfle. Read Also: Euro 2020: Barca’s Dembele out of tournament after hamstring surgery “Why not base the decision on the host country on the issue of transport? Maybe they can reduce the number of matches, and give spectators longer to travel to venues.” In September, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin acknowledged that football had “not done much for the environment”. The pan-European format is unlikely to be repeated and UEFA has promoted the “excellent transport infrastructure” in Germany, the next host. Maybe 2024 will be the first properly environmentally friendly Euro? FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 2020 European Championship will be the first to be played all across the continent, with 12 different countries hosting matches, forcing teams and supporters to rack up thousands of air miles and leave behind a gigantic carbon footprint. Sold by UEFA as a one-off to celebrate 60 years since the first European Championship, the format of Euro 2020 may be innovative, and organisers have promised to make the tournament environmentally friendly. (FILES) One critic has described the pan-continental format of Euro 2020 ‘a total nonsense’, but UEFA say they are doing their best to make the tournament environmentally friendly That promise seems to ring hollow, however, when, for example, Polish supporters will have to travel over 6,000 kilometres (3,730 miles) in 10 days to watch their team’s group games, to Dublin and Bilbao and then back to Ireland again. Matches will also be played by the Caspian Sea in Baku, nearly 5,000 kilometres from London, where the final will be held. Contrast that with Euro 2016, when the tournament was held in France, and the next Euro in Germany in 2024. Both of those countries are compact enough to travel around easily by train. “This is a total nonsense from an environmental viewpoint,” Karima Delli, a French Green who chairs the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee, told AFP. “They say this new format is about showcasing European unity, but they’re forgetting that there is a climate emergency.” However, UEFA insists it has taken this “emergency” into account and says it is “taking steps to ensure that Euro 2020 is our most environmentally conscious tournament to date.” – Pollution – The format for Euro 2020 will see several leading nations – England, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands – whose fans “are known to travel in their tens of thousands for major international tournaments,” play their group games at home. “This will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the tournament,” UEFA told AFP. But experts are not convinced. “Planting trees is great, but planting trees and then leaving does not resolve the problem,” says Welfle. “At the end of the day that is not going to change the quantity of emissions produced during the tournament.” UEFA is also attempting to reduce emissions, for example giving supporters free use of public transport on matchdays, and recycling more waste. Yet surely the least sustainable aspect of all is the constant obsession with expanding major competitions, with the Euro having grown from 16 teams to 24, while the World Cup will soon balloon from 32 to 48 teams. “If climate change is becoming a priority, there are numerous ways in which these competitions can be organised differently,” Welfle says. 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Police: Man Threatened To Kill Dearborn Co. Mother And Children

first_imgA Dearborn County man is behind bars after authorities said he threatened to kill an Aurora woman and her two children.Dwayne Breakiron Jr., 23, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Mischief, and Inteference with Reporting a Crime.On Friday evening, the female victim and her children arrived at her home, however, remained in the vehicle because Breakiron was outside of her residence, Aurora Police Chief Josh Daugherty said.“The victim looked at her rear view mirror and saw Dwayne moving quickly towards her car. She started to drive away, and he jumped on top of her vehicle and held on while she and her two young children were trying to get away from him. Dwayne finally got off and she and her children went to a friend’s house to get away,” Daugherty said.The victim and children returned to the home during the early morning hours of Saturday. Authorities said Breakiron returned to the residence and entered the house while the family was asleep.Daugherty said, “Dwayne came into the bedroom where they were sleeping and made the victim get out of bed. The victim said that Dwayne took her to her living room and showed her a long gun and bullets and threatened to kill them all.”Police believe the gun was a .22 caliber rifle.Investigators allege the children did hear the suspect tell their mother he was going to kill them with the gun, but couldn’t find the clip to put the bullets in. Breakiron tried to force the woman to help find the clip, police said.“Dwayne made their mother give him the only cell phone in the house so that no one could call the police,” the police chief cited. Police also said the suspect threatened to strangle the family pet Chinchilla.No word on the connection between the victim and suspect, but Police Chief Daughtery called it domestic violence in an email.last_img read more