Arsenal legend Lauren reveals he would repeat infamous Ruud Van Nistelrooy incident ‘every year’

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Apr 2020 2:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link541Shares Comment Advertisement Keown and other Arsenal players confronted Van Nistelrooy after the miss (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Lauren has revisited the time the Gunners’ players confronted Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy after his infamous penalty miss in 2003 and defended their actions, saying he would do it again.The feisty match during Arsenal’s famous Invincibles season was dubbed ‘The Battle of Old Trafford’ and despite finishing 0-0 was one of the spectacles of the season.Arsene Wenger’s side were furious as they believed Van Nistelrooy feigned contact to get Patrick Vieira sent off for a second bookable offence.In the final minute of the game, United were awarded a penalty, and after the Dutch striker smashed his strike against the bar, several Arsenal players – led by Martin Keown – surrounded the Red Devils player as a fracas ensued.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite right-back Lauren being suspended for four games and fined £40,000, he admitted he would do it all again, telling the Handbrake Off podcast: ‘People have asked me many times, “Would you do that again?”. I always say 120 per cent I will do it. ‘I don’t mind about the ban, the £40,000 fine. I don’t care, as long as I protect the people I care for, the people I share the dressing room with, the people I love.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Arsenal legend Lauren reveals he would repeat infamous Ruud Van Nistelrooy incident ‘every year’ Lauren was a key part of the Invincibles team (Picture: Getty Images)‘Because I always said when I came to Arsenal, I feel like they are my family. We had a very great batch of people.‘It’s not only about the quality, because we had quality in players like Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, a lot of great, great players, Kanu, but it was something like a bond.‘We cared about each other on the pitch and outside of the pitch so I can consider Arsenal as my family, so therefore I will do whatever is necessary to protect my family.‘In this case against United away from home, I think I would do it every single year if it’s necessary.’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 errorsIn the aftermath, Arsenal were charged by the FA with ‘failing to ensure the proper behaviour of their players’ and fined £175,000.Lauren, Martin Keown, Patrick Vieira and Ray Parlour were all suspended for between one and four matches for their involvement.MORE: Arsenal target Dejan Lovren gets green light from Jurgen Klopp to make transferMORE: Arsenal defender William Saliba compared to Raphael Varane by his former coachFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more


Soccer: Pressure on McCarthy to prove fitness

first_imgJames McCarthy must train this morning if he’s to hold any hope of starting tomorrow night’s Euro qualifier with Scotland. The Everton midfielder is nursing a hamstring strain, and has yet to take part in a full session with the squad this week. Martin O’Neill’s squad will fly to Scotland this afternoon, before training at Celtic Park this evening.last_img


Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge for Striking, Killing Bicyclist in Jupiter

first_imgA woman is facing a manslaughter charge for the weekend death of a bicyclist in Jupiter.According to Jupiter Police, a man was riding his bike on S. U.S. 1 early Sunday, when he was hit and killed by a car traveling on the southbound lanes of the road.Police arrested 32-year-old Janelle Nutting of Riviera Beach and charged her with DUI manslaughter.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeShe is being held at the main county jail, and is scheduled to make her first appearance in court Monday morning.No other information was available.last_img read more


About Town

first_imgFAIR HAVENRiver Road Books, Fair Haven, will be hosting New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Nauvoo Grill.Andrews will be signing copies of her latest book, Spring Fever, a new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets. Andrews’ previous novels include Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas.A former newspaper journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Andrew’s critically acclaimed Callahan Garrity mystery series has been nominated for numerous awards including the coveted Edgar award. Andrews, a self proclaimed “junker” (thrift store enthusiast), wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and cook, brings a touch of real life joy and sorrow to all her characters.The cost of the event is $30, including a copy of her book and the chance to get it signed, and light hors d’oeuvres. Reser­vations are available by calling 732-747-9455 or emailing riverroadbooks@verizon.net.The Nauvoo Grill is located at 121 Fair Haven Road.KEYPORTSoap star and Red Bank Regional High School graduate Brian Gaskill is coming to work with the Garden State Players as education director and instructor at the group’s new summer theater camp.Gaskill will host a Monday, June 4 fundraiser for the Garden State Players at the Trinity restaurant, 84 Broad St., Keyport. He will read poetry from his new original spoken-word poetry album, Make It Real.Gaskill is best known for his roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Port Charles, All My Children and Models, Inc.He is currently starring in the Webisoap The Bay: Dark Side of the Bay, airing worldwide this summer.Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist George Wirth also will perform. Attendees are welcome to bring original poetry for a chance to take the stage with Gaskill.Tickets are $25 for the show only and $55 for a three-course dinner and the show. A free meet and greet after the show is included. Dinner seatings are at 6 and 6:30 p.m. and the show will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.For reservations call 732-497-2998. Seating is limited. Additional information about Garden State Players is available by emailing lauren@gardenstateplayes.org or visiting www.gardenstateplayers.org.LONG BRANCHState Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assembly­woman Caroline Casagrande will discuss several topics including the 2013 budget and education reform during a town hall meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Long Branch Senior Center.There will be an opportunity for questions from the public during the session at the center, located at 85 Second Ave.MIDDLETOWNMonmouth County Historical Association will be celebrating the birthday of King George III from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Marlpit Hall (circa 1756), 137 Kings Highway.Within the British Empire, including the American Colonies, celebration of the King’s birthday was one of the social events of the year. Visitors will be able to see how this day might have been celebrated in the home of Loyalists Edward and John Taylor. Historical re-enactors dressed as the Taylors will welcome the guests.Musical entertainment of the period, played on the harpsichord and recorder, will be presented by The Practitioners of Musick with John Burkhalter of Princeton.The earliest section of Marlpit Hall was built as a one-and-a-half story house in 1686 by James Grover Jr. John Taylor made substantial additions and alterations between 1740 – 1752. Members of the Grover and Taylor families were among the area’s leading politicians, farmers, and merchants.Light refreshments will be served and admission is free.RED BANKThe Red Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will host its inaugural Elks Casino Night and Poker Tournament from 6 – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at 40 West Front St.Casino tickets are $50 per person and includes casino games, live music by DJ Joe McGrath and dinner. Attend­ees also will receive $100 in play money if purchased afterward, or $50 in play money if purchased after June 1. During the evening there will be an optional Texas Hold’em Tournament and tickets for this will be $50 per person. Both casino and tournament tickets can be purchased at the lodge or online at www.redbankelksorg.Proceeds support the many benevolent activities of the lodge. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.RUMSONThe third annual Kids Triathlon for Bob Kelleher will be held at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, June 10, at Victory Park.Kids, ages 9 to 14, will do a 150-yard swim, a 4-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. Youngsters, ages 9 and younger, will be doing a 75-yard swim, a 2.25-mile bike ride and a half-mile run.Pre-registration is available until June 1 and is $35. Registration after June 1 and on race day is $45.There are no additional fees to register online at www. RaceForum.com/KidsTri. Space is limited.The Kids Tri for Bob Kelleher race is being held in the memory of Kelleher, a Rumson resident who died unexpectedly in July 2009. He had been very active in sports, including participating in triathlons and coaching his son and borough children on recreation department teams, and was the captain in the Rumson First Aid Squad when he died.Proceeds from the June 10 event will benefit the Rumson First Aid Squad and the borough’s recreation program.last_img read more


STAKES QUOTES – SAN VICENTE STAKES (SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017)

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner, Kaleem Shah is from San Diego, CA. MARK GLATT, TRAINER LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, SECOND:  “I’m really pleased with his race, especially because he just ran two weeks ago.  I probably wouldn’t have looked at this race if it wasn’t a short field.  This was just an honest effort today.  He (Jamie Theriot) had to move a little early down the backside because we were inside.  He’s run three really good races since we gelded him (Nov. 26) and I think he’ll stretch out to a mile, no problem.”  TRAINER QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, ILIAD, WINNER: “It was a very lucky pick up mount. He’s a very nice horse. He broke well. Actually, he showed a lot of speed today. We were going pretty fast and I was trying to relax him all the way down the backside.“When I asked him, he performed so well.” JOCKEY QUOTES KALEEM SHAH, OWNER OF ILIAD, WINNER: “His last breeze was awesome. I talked with Doug and he had a lot of confidence that he’d run well today and he ran to his works.“We can all hope and pray for horses like this. I’m glad Iliad came along. I hope he continues to move forward. It’s one race at a time in this business, but it looks very promising for now.“I was looking for a great name just like Bayern, which represented a great soccer team. This one, Iliad, represents a great western classic in literature.“I think we stay here and try to run in the San Felipe (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles, March 11) and then hopefully, the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles April 8).” DOUG O’NEILL, ILIAD, WINNER: “He’s a really nice horse, he has a lot of class. He ran huge today. We’ve just tried to not screw him up. Flavien rode a great race today and got it done.“Going seven eighths can be a grind if you break real sharp and try to run all the way (on the lead). Flavien knew what to do and did a great job.”last_img read more