PVL men’s: Army escapes IEM in final game

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Gregorio Dolor had 14 points for the Volley Masters. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Army outmuscled Instituto Estetico, 25-18, 25-23, 22-25, 25-27, 16-14, to conclude its campaign in Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on a high note Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Troopers capped their quarterfinals stint at 1-2 while the Volley Masters bowed out winless after three games. Both are eliminated from semifinals contention as PLDT and Air Force grabbed the two remaining spots.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trailing 5-12 in the fifth frame, Army unloaded a blistering 11-2 run followed by an attack error from Eden Canlas to seal win.“My players got complacent in the third and fourth set. They relaxed and got unfocused but overall I’m happy we won our last game because my team is really an underdog but I always tell them to give their all in the game,” said Army head coach Rico de Guzman in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTied at 25 in the fourth set, the Volley Masters forced a decider via Canlas’ off-the-block kill and an attack error from Army.Patrick Rojas had a game-high 16 points to lead the Troopers while Benjaylo Labide added 15 markers. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tokyo station maps to be standardized for 2020 Gameslast_img read more

Exclusive – ‘He really lost it’! Find out the rare occasion Wenger blasted Arsenal stars

first_imgtalkSPORT were treated to a rare glimpse inside Arsenal’s dressing room as Highbury hero Ray Parlour revealed the day manager Arsene Wenger finally lost it with his Gunners side.The Frenchman is known for calmly musing over his team from the dugout– a far cry from ex-rival Sir Alex Ferguson’s famous tetchy touchline temperament.But ‘Romford Pelé’ Parlour, a three-time Premier League winner during a prolific 14 years with the north London club, dished the dirt on a rare case of the hairdryer treatment from the veteren Gunners boss, which came midway through an infamous 6-1 defeat to soon-to-be champions Manchester United in 2001.“Arsene Wenger was quite a quiet man in the dressing room, completely different to a character like George Graham,” the former England midfielder told Matchday Live.“He would tell the players to recover and reflect on the first-half performance, and five minutes before we were going out for the second-half he would say what we had to do better, simple as that.“There was only really one time he lost it, and he really had a go, when we were playing Manchester United at Old Trafford. We were 5-1 down at half-time.“At the time, Arsene and Ferguson were having a bit of mind games in the press and it was a really poor first-half performance from us, it could have been seven or eight – Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were absolutely flying.“That’s the only time he ever really lost it with us, most of the time he’s a calm character.“I heard he had a bit of a go at the team after the Anderlecht game last week [where the Gunners threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at the Emirates], he wasn’t too happy with that performance defending-wise.”The Gunners have struggled at the back so far this season, having followed up that Champions League capitulation with a Premier League defeat at Swansea, where they again squandered a lead to eventually lose 2-1.And Parlour believes the current Arsenal squad lack the defensive know-how to see out vital wins.He added: “The players have to sort [their defensive performances] out between them, you can’t keep looking over to the manager.“Arsene didn’t have to tell us that when we go in front we had to defend, I think we just did it automatically.“I played with the likes of Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit, who wouldn’t let you get out of position, so it isn’t down to coaching, it’s down to the individual players to know when to defend at times.“That’s what the Arsenal team probably don’t have at the moment, they want to go forward all the time – which is what they did against Anderlecht – and you can’t expect to do that and keep clean sheets.”last_img read more