Pardew exasperated over Cabaye saga

first_img Asked if the former Lille midfielder had played his last game for the club, Pardew said: “I don’t know until 11pm [on Monday]. “We have told his agent, ‘Look, come on, play the game’, because we have got to replace him [if we sell him] and we can’t afford to replace him before he goes because we’re not sure he is going to go. “That bid needs to come in, if it’s coming in, early. If not, it won’t happen – well, I think it won’t happen, but you can never tell with this football club. “We have got replacements in mind, but we need to act quickly if that bid comes in. We still hope to get an offensive player in before 11pm [on Monday] and we are working towards that.” Both the Cabaye saga and Newcastle’s search for reinforcements are ongoing, but thankfully for the club, their wait for a home win in the league is not after it came to an end at the fifth attempt. It did so in fitting style with Ben Arfa’s superb 86th-minute strike, the Magpies’ first league goal in 411 minutes of football, worthy of winning any game. Pardew said: “The goal came from Hatem and I was pulling my hair out today with him. He was making bad decisions in terms of his selection of pass, he was not really doing what we want him to do in that wide area. “And then he created three or four moments in the game that can change it, a couple of balls he slid across and we didn’t connect with, and then the goal was fantastic. The 27-year-old France midfielder was introduced to a mixed reaction from the club’s fans as a 65th-minute substitute in Saturday afternoon’s Barclays Premier League win. Compatriot Hatem Ben Arfa proved the match-winner, but Cabaye’s future remained one of the main talking points after the final whistle with Monday night’s transfer deadline fast approaching and no second bid from the Gunners having yet materialised. “That’s Hatem. He makes us slightly dysfunctional at times, but he can win us a game at any level and he did that today.” The goal had been coming, but until it arrived, it looked like being another frustrating afternoon for Pardew and his players. Fulham keeper David Stockdale had denied both Mathieu Debuchy and Papiss Cisse before the break, and Cisse saw a 78th-minute header come back off the bar before substitute Yoan Gouffran glanced wide with the goal at his mercy. However, Ben Arfa’s left-foot bullet after he jinked between John Arne Riise and Alex Kacaniklic sparked a late onslaught during which Stockdale denied both Debuchy and debutant Loic Remy. Pardew said: “A lot has been written and some of it has actually not been correct. “But actually at the end of the day, it’s results you need, it backs it up. We have won today, we won in midweek with a few of our squad players and it’s been a good week for us. “If we can get through Monday by improving the team again, whichever way it comes, then we will be in good shape.” Fulham boss Martin Jol left St James’ Park as he did last season ruing a late goal and insisting his team had deserved at least a point. He said: “We could have done a lot of damage today and got the points on the board. “If you look at the possession, we could get out of their pressure. It was almost too easy. “Last year it was the same, they scored one goal and they are over the moon as if they played great. But they didn’t. We should have had at least a point.” Alan Pardew ordered Arsenal to put up or shut up over their pursuit of Yohan Cabaye after seeing Newcastle snatch a dramatic 1-0 victory over Fulham. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sideline Cancer’s 3rd-quarter run sinks Boeheim’s Army in TBT quarterfinals

first_img Published on July 11, 2020 at 6:26 pm Contact Thomas: tgshults@syr.edu | @ThomasShults5 Facebook Twitter Google+ The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Sideline Cancer’s run began with just over two minutes to go in the third quarter. On a fastbreak, SC’s Jamel Artis drove down the lane and found Dion Wright on the right side of the basket. Wright collected the pass, spun to his right and shed a defender before finishing the uncontested layup to improve Sideline Cancer’s lead to 39-34.By the end of the third, the run had become 11-0 and extended to 24-2 before a layup from John Gillon. No. 22 Sideline Cancer turned a tie at halftime into a 14-point lead over No. 3 Boeheim’s Army and cruised to a 65-48 victory in The Basketball Tournament’s quarterfinals.While the teams combined to shoot 3-for-30 from 3 in the first half, Sideline Cancer found its rhythm in the second. Marcus Keene struggled, not scoring until late in the third quarter, but Maurice Creek led all scorers with 22 points. With the loss, Boeheim’s Army has now failed to make TBT’s semifinals in five of six tournaments.“They’ve been very heavily relying on (Keene),” Gillon said before the game. “But one point I made was we can’t let someone else kill us just because we take him out of the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGillon’s warning foreshadowed the result for Boeheim’s Army. After slowing down Sideline Cancer in the first half, Boeheim’s Army’s defensive strategy started to falter. With just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, down 50-34, Demetris Nichols turned the ball over, dropped his head and sighed heavily.A few possessions later, Donte Greene took a fade-away, contested 3-pointer from the corner, which bounced off the side of the rim. SC’s Remy Abell collected a pass before blazing past Eric Devendorf for an easy layup to continue Sideline Cancer’s game-deciding run.Before the matchup, Andrew White III said that Keene would struggle against the 2-3 zone. Unlike man-to-man, Keene couldn’t drive in the lane on one defender. However, when Boeheim’s Army switched to man defense, Sideline Cancer and Keene gained momentum.“If you go back and watch the film, every time I scored is when they went man-to-man in the second half,” Keene said. “The zone threw me off, I feel like it threw the whole team off.”As the second half continued, the bench for Boeheim’s Army became quieter and quieter, while Sideline Cancer head coach Charles Parker continued to scream encouragement.“Attack, attack, attack,” Parker yelled from the sideline.Four McGlynn scored two points and added four rebounds for Sideline Cancer in a quarterfinal win against Boeheim’s Army. Courtesy of Ben SolomonWhile both teams continued to struggle from 3, Sideline Cancer continued its second-half run with a rebounding advantage. Even without Diamond Stone — who missed the game because of injury — Sideline Cancer’s Eric Thompson finished with 18 rebounds and dominated on the glass from the beginning of the game.After winning the opening tip, Sideline Cancer strolled down the court before shooting a 3. After the shot fell short, Thompson, in between Greene and Malachi Richardson, collected the rebound and quickly laid the ball in for an early 2-0 lead.Greene’s struggles from 3 continued on offense. Shot after shot fell short, sometimes as an air-ball, while others barely scraped the rim. Greene finished 0-for-6 from 3 with just eight points.Only four players scored over eight points for Boeheim’s Army, and Devendorf led with 14 points on 6-for-16 shooting. After taking care of the ball against Men of Mackey, BA finished with 11 turnovers.With seven minutes and 20 seconds left in the second quarter, Gillon drove into the lane and began a Euro step. He lost control as he hopped from his right foot to his left with the ball over his head, and Richardson jumped for a contested layup minutes later. The ball spun off after rolling around the rim, and Sideline Cancer collected the rebound.As Sideline Cancer began its fastbreak, Will Rayman intercepted a lazy bounce pass. The Colgate graduate reversed the transition offense and attempted a contested layup of his own. But like Richardson and Gillon, Rayman couldn’t convert.By the third quarter’s midpoint, Sideline Cancer was in full control. Even Keene – the focal point of BA’s defense – was starting to find open looks. With a 2-3 zone in disarray in front of him, Keene hit a wide-open 3 from the wing to extend Sideline Cancer’s lead. And as those looks became more and more common in the fourth quarter, Boeheim’s Army inched toward its tournament exit.“We had our chances, we had our shots,” BA head coach Ryan Blackwell said. “We had another shot today and we just didn’t capitalize.”center_img Commentslast_img read more