Robin van Persie reveals the moment he realised Arsenal hero Patrick Vieira was a ‘true leader’

first_imgRobin van Persie reveals the moment he realised Arsenal hero Patrick Vieira was a ‘true leader’ Comment Vieira was a key part of the Invincibles team (Picture: Getty Images)Despite coming close on multiple occasions, Van Persie never won a league title during his eight-year spell at Arsenal, but still has overwhelmingly positive memories of his time in north London.He added: ‘When I look at Arsenal i actually have a good feeling about that period because it was a crucial period for me.‘Arsene [Wenger] was crucial, the players I played with were crucial. Ok we didn’t win a lot of trophies.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Yes I think so we should but with the whole new stadium coming in financially Arsenal wasn’t at the top.‘So there were a lot of reasons we didn’t compete most of those years but I’m still proud of my time there.‘Arsenal is a fantastic club, I played two years at Highbury which I loved.‘I played with top players and in my development over those years I took huge steps. I started as a kid and playing as Arsenal, playing with other great players really helped me over the years.’MORE: Patrick Vieira praises Mikel Arteta’s impact as Arsenal bossMORE: Per Mertesacker wants to ‘give Mikel Arteta headaches’ with Arsenal academyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Van Persie was bought as Dennis Bergkamp’s long-term replacement (Picture: Getty Images)Robin van Persie has revealed he learnt a valuable lesson in leadership when Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira offered to run himself into the ground to help take the pressure off his new teammate.The Dutch forward moved from Feyenoord to the Gunners in May 2004, just days after Arsene Wenger’s side became the first team in Premier League history to go a whole campaign without losing a single game.Arsenal carried their unbeaten run into the following season, putting additional strain on a young Van Persie to deliver instantly.With the nerves beginning to settle in before his first league start against Portsmouth in December 2004, club captain Vieira helped put the striker’s mind at ease.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It was a very difficult, mature group to come into but at the same time it was a new world to me,’ Van Persie told DAZN.‘These guys made their mark as footballers, financially they were wealthy, they had won trophies.‘These guys could be arrogant if they wanted to but they were the opposite.‘Vieira was a gentleman, a natural leader.‘My first start away at Portsmouth, I was so nervous. Vieira comes to me and says, “Robin, how are you? Listen Robin, play like you train, you are showing all of us you are a great footballer. It is your time to take over from Dennis [Bergkamp]. I am behind you, I will run for you, I will give you the ball”.‘I was like, “Wow, I just lost ten kilos [of pressure]”. That’s the sign of a true leader.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 May 2020 9:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Letter to editor: Antibiotics is important for the protection of farm animals and our food supply

first_imgEditor’s note: The following was a letter e-mailed by Justina Metz, Sumner County Farm Bureau Association Coordinator. If you wish to submit a letter to the editor, e-mail us at sumnernewscow@gmail.com or send it to our address at Sumner Newscow, P.O. Box 755, Wellington, Kans., 67152. To the Editor: Antibiotic use on farm animals has made the headlines lately.  It’s often reported that they are used haphazardly and without thought or consequent.  This could not be further from the truth.Antibiotics are an important tool that help protect not only farm animals but our food supply.  We don’t have health insurance for our animals.  Farmers work with veterinarians hand in hand, and they are prescribed only when necessary.  Just as parents don’t immediately give antibiotics to their children, farmers don’t treat animals with antibiotics until there’s a medical need.  Without the ability to use antibiotics, innocent animals would die from basic, treatable conditions.Something else we’d like to remind folks is whether your food label says “antibiotic free” or not, any meat you purchase is completely free of antibiotic residue.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates that all beef processed for consumption must be free of antibiotics.  The government agency has inspectors in processing plants across the country, testing beef samples for any trace of antibiotics or antibiotic residue.  If any level is detected, the entire animal is discarded completely.  It’s a rigid and straightforward process that ensures consumers always receive antibiotic-free beef products.Kansas farmers take great pride in providing the best.  Antibiotics help us treat our animals humanely while keeping our food supply safe and stable.Sumner County Farm Bureau board of directorsFollow us on Twitter. 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 Comments (5) 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Nancy · 243 weeks ago Amen! Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Larry · 243 weeks ago Interesting, seems like someone has been lying about what is in the meat. Antibiotics are and good thing and not only can help people but also the animals. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Zach · 243 weeks ago http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mea… Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down anon · 243 weeks ago Treating a sick animal is one thing. Routinely adding antibiotics to the animals food supply is where the bigger problem lies. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 243 weeks ago If I have a child with a strep infection or a cow with mastitis, then yes, antibiotics ARE a good thing, but it simply is not true that antibiotics are only ever given to livestock in response to a specific individual medical need. Medicated feeds have been in common use for many years. I don’t think anybody objects to treating an illness with the appropriate antibiotics, but the use of medicated feeds is rather more like putting prophylactic antibiotics in our children’s breakfast cereal. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 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. 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 Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

New sentencing set for ‘The Bachelor’ star in Iowa crash

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A new sentencing date has been set for former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident.The Des Moines Register reports Soules will be sentenced on Aug. 27 at the Buchanan County Courthouse in Independence, Iowa.A judge last week delayed sentencing after striking letters written by the deceased driver’s family. The judge agreed that family members couldn’t be considered victims because Soules wasn’t convicted of causing the death of 66-year-old Kenny Mosher.Soules was arrested after he rear-ended a tractor in April 2017. Soules called 911, performed CPR on Mosher and waited for first responders, but he left the scene before officers arrived.The 37-year-old former reality TV star pleaded guilty on Nov. 13 to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars” in 2015.last_img read more