The College Moral Compass

first_imgWilliam Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the fraud, was an astute observer of the soft, side-entry vulnerabilities in highly selective college admissions. For time and eternity it seems, the sum of the addends of power and wealth have equaled access. To this day, to know a trustee at a college and to secure a letter from him or her can often guarantee a thick letter in the mail come acceptance season. “What is it that even the poorest can possess and even therichest cannot buy?” For those caught up in the snare of this plot – their great loss could be all of our great gain: That we, the adult stakeholders, might resolve today to meet uncertainty with the open embrace of an adventurous and hopeful future versus trying to stringently secure the ever-elusive life goal of “success,” however we (or our children) choose to define it; that our goal will be reducing excessive achievement pressure for our children’s overall well-being. Erin Avery is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and is the founder of Avery Educational Resources, LLC, a comprehensive one-stop consulting organization specializing in college, career, transfer, boarding and graduate school as well as test prep and exam simulation serving a domestic and international clientele. For more ideas and further discussion on the topic of character in the college process, please read Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 3-year-old initiative: “Turning the Tide II: How Parents and High Schools Can Cultivate Ethical Character and Reduce Distress in The College Admissions Process.” Singer also observed that recruited athletes are routinelyushered to the front of the admissions line because they fulfill aninstitutional priority: competitive NCAA athletics. And who among us would notagree that winning the Final Four certainly has put beloved alma maters on themap that may have lived in relative obscurity otherwise? We won’t even speak ofthe role all of these factors play in college rankings. And what parent among us, if given that straight path,albeit unethical, wouldn’t be tempted in some way to want to provide that fortheir child? They say that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.And while there’s been ample tongue and finger wagging this week over thecollege admission scandal, I pause to reflect on the disposition of goodparents everywhere who bear the tender hopes and fears of their beloved childrenfrom conception to launch and who yearn for a straight path from points A to Bfor them. Again, I pose to anyone who despises those who sought outillegal means to create advantage: Which of the above would you eschew in theinterest of equity? But my greater concern as an educator and counselor of youngpeople is the expectation that failure is to be avoided at all costs, even bychoosing unethical or illegal means to attempt to ensure it. A week ago, you may have answered, “An elite collegeacceptance.” What will the fallout of this scandal be moving forward?Will trustees no longer write letters supporting applicants? Will students withtest anxiety or diagnosed learning differences or 504s be denied extended timeor other test accommodations? Will recruited athletes not gain advantage in theadmissions process and receive their likely letters in advance of theirclassmates, having only applied to one college? Additionally, psychoeducational testing to diagnose learningdifferences has also existed to even the playing field rather than to game it.Singer even got to the test proctors, those woefully underpaid souls whosacrifice Saturdays, analogue clock in hand, trying to measure out 25-minuteintervals with nail-biting accuracy. I predict that all of these measures will proceed unchecked.Perhaps there will be more communication between the athletic liaisons,admissions offices and coaches. Perhaps trustees’ chits will be limited.Perhaps development cases will go through a checks-and-balances system andperhaps more colleges (in addition to Harvard and the like) will employeethird-party private investigating firms to fact-check exaggerated credentials.Maybe the office ombudsperson will actually be granted some power to overrideadmissions decisions (however unlikely). I’m quite certain that I’m not the only parent who haswalked away from a child’s hockey playoff game with tears welling up in hereyes for the disappointment of my daughter’s defeat. As parents in thisparticular moment in history, perhaps no different than the industriousgenerations of our largely immigrant ancestors, we desire so much more for ourchildren and are less certain of that possibility than ever. The firestormaround Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” was an indication of thetough-love immigrant mentality where the next generation would not be permittedto decline, not on our watch. And does that well-intended desire for increaserather than decrease prompt us to want to shelter our children from suffering,from rejection, from having to ride the wave of uncertainty? And perhaps the values lesson that we are placing squarelyon the shoulders of teenagers – to be blameless and perfectly shiny andpackaged for their college applications – could be shifted toward the archetypeillustrated in the Japanese art of ***ITALkintsugi,*** wherein broken vesselsare glued back together with solid gold filigree. Perhaps, it is precisely inour brokenness that the greatest lessons, beauty and value are discovered.Those of us who have sustained tremendous growth prompted by a rueful mistakeare living proof of the grit and perseverance that gives birth toself-confidence, self-awareness and integrity: that which the poorest haveaccess to and even the richest among us cannot buy. I intend not to lessen the vulgarity of the ring of cheating, bribery and scandal. I mean, however, to explore how “Operation Varsity Blues” humanizes our intentions as parents, to contemplate the good deed it accomplished in exposing the vulnerabilities in the selective college admission system and to consider how the inverse proportion between stress and control is at work in the lives of both college-bound students and their parents. By Erin Croddick Avery, D. Min. This article was first published in the March 21-27 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Selects get rough ride in Coeur d’ Alene

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsA pair of Nelson Selects Rep squads made the short trek across the 49th parallel to compete in the Coeur d’Alene Youth Soccer Tournament this past weekend.The Nelson U14 girl’s and U15 boy’s experienced mixed results at the two-day event.U14 Girl’s DivisionThe Nelson Selects found it very difficult to find goals in Coeur d’Alene, going scoreless in three games.“(Two games) Nelson dominated . . . but could not get the ball into the net,” said a team spokesperson.The Selects opened the tourney with a scoreless tie against Helena Arsenal of Idaho.Game two was against an impressive North Idaho Avalanche squad, consisting mostly of 15-year-old players.Nelson was definitely up against it against the Avs, losing 7-0.In game three, the Nelson defence turned up the tempo but the offence failed to produce once again as the Selects played to a scoreless tie against Sandpoint Strikers.U15 Boy’s DivisionThe Nelson Selects, coached by Scott Lewis, tied two and lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to finish out of the playoffs in the U16 Boy’s Division in Coeur d’Alene.The 1-0 loss came thanks to a controversial call by the referee, awarding the opposition a penalty shot.The week before in Trail, the Selects edged Cranbrook 2-1 to claim the top prize in the Kootenay South Tournament.Dylan Whiffen and Daniel Rodman scored for Nelson.The Selects advanced to the final by stopping host Kootenay South 1-0 and a much-improved Creston team 2-0.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Saints land key goaltending prospect with Cyclone Taylor Cup experience

first_imgThe Selkirk Saints solidified its net for the upcoming B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season by inking two-time Cyclone Taylor netminder Aaron Oakley to a playing commitment.Oakley joins Selkirk following an outstanding three-year career in the Pacific Junior Hockey League with the Richmond Sockeyes and Abbotsford Pilots. The of Richmond product appeared at back-to-back Cyclone Taylor Cups in 2011 and 2012 with the Sockeyes and Pilots respectively, and went on to win the Keystone Cup with Abbotsford to conclude his 19-year old season.”Aaron’s performance and accomplishments over the past three seasons match-up favourably against any Junior B goaltender in the province,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois, fresh off leading the Saints to the 2013 BCIHL title.”He comes from a winning program in Abbotsford that demands excellence from its players, so we expect him to be well-prepared to make an impact at the college level.”Oakley led the PCHL in a number of statistical categories during the 2012/13 season as a member of the Pilots, including games played (33), minutes played (1941) and wins (23).The 20-year old also finished second amongst PJHL netminders with a 2.01 goals-against average and fourth with a .918 save percentage. His overall totals spanning three seasons in the PJHL include 58 wins and 21 losses with a 2.27 GAA and a .914 SV%.He has also earned a number of individual accolades, including the PJHL’s Most Valuable Player award for the 2012/13 season. He was an all-star in all three years played in the league and was the recipient of the Top Goaltender award as a rookie with the Sockeyes in 2010/11. The addition of Oakley brings Selkirk back to three goaltenders on the roster for the 2013/14 season after former Nelson Leafs Marcus Beesley and the team agreed to defer his commitment by one year. Oakley is the ninth player to commit to the Saints for the 2013/14 season. He joins forwards Darnell Dyck (Langley, BCHL), Markus McCrea (Youngstown, USHL) and Garrett Kucher (Osoyoos, KIJHL), blueliners Stefan Gonzales (Aldergrove, PJHL), Arie Postmus (Beaver Valley, KIJHL), Ryan Procyshyn (Delta, PJHL) and Tanner Lenting (North Delta, PJHL) and goaltender Myles Hovdebo (LaRonge, SJHL).last_img read more

Leafs dealt blow after rearguard Cole Arcuri bolts to BCHL

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs hockey club was dealt a huge blow to its run at the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title when defenceman Cole Arcuri decided to join the Powell River Kings of the BC Hockey League.Arcuri, 17, is off to the Tier II club immediately, hopping a flight to the Sunshine Coast City Tuesday morning.“It’s always tough no matter what time of the season to lose a player like Cole, but that’s our program . . . developing and moving players,” said Leaf coach and GM Frank Maida.“We’re happy for Cole and hopefully we’ll be able to find a player to fill in the position in the next three days.”The 6’1”, 170-pound Nelson Minor Hockey product is one of the top blueliners for a Leaf team already limited on the back end.In 38 games this season the Nelson native had scored four times while adding 20 assists for 24 points.Nelson has little time to find a replacement for Arcuri as the BC Hockey January 10 roster deadline is but a few days away.Teams must finalize rosters by midnight Friday for the remainder of the season.“We’ve got to go out now and do the best we can to find the best available player to replace Cole,” Maida confessed. “We’ll be on the phones looking for a replacement and hope something will happen before Friday.”Powell River is second in the Island Division of the BCHL, three points behind Victoria Grizzlies.Arcuri is expected to be in the lineup when the Kings host Salmon Arm and Nanaimo this weekend.Nelson is now left with four healthy players on the blueline — Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer, Darnel St. Pierre and Nick Trefrey — along with injured Austin Seaman.Maida said Seaman is probably at least two weeks away from returning to the lineup after suffering a leg injury.While Maida admits this is not the best situation to be in, the Leaf skipper is confident in his blueline core.“We’ve been playing with five defencemen since game 10 and now we’re at game 38, so the boys have done a great job logging a lot of ice time,” Maida said. “Hopefully we can get a body or two in here before the weekend.”Arcuri is the second player this season Nelson has seen jump to the BCHL.Leading scorer Jamie Vlanich took a shot with Langley Rivermen, but returned to the Leaf after just a few games in the BCHL.Nelson, holding a slim one-point lead on Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch standings, travels to Castlegar Friday to meet the Rebels.The Leafs have played one more game than the Hawks.Saturday Nelson hosts the Spokane Braves at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

UCA’s Lira, Svensson Headed to NCAA Regionals

first_imgCONWAY, Ark. – For the first time in school history, the University of Central Arkansas will be sending two individuals to the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals as senior Fernanda Lira and junior Emma Svensson were among the six individuals selected Wednesday for the Tallahassee Regional.Lira, from Mexico City, Mexico, and Svensson, from Halmstad, Sweden, will join the field of 384 golfers playing in four regional tournaments on May 7-9. The Tallahassee Regional will be played at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club, with Alabama as the No. 1 seed. From the four regionals, the top six teams and top three individuals not on those teams – a total of 132 golfers – will advance to the national championships on May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. The final three days of the championships will be televised live by the Golf Channel.Lira finished third at last week’s Southland Conference Championship with rounds of 75-73-75 for a 10-over 223. Svensson finished fourth with rounds of 75-78-71 for a 224. Svensson won two tournaments this season and averaged 73.2 strokes per round in 29 rounds. She will be playing in her second NCAA Regional after participating in 2016 in the Baton Rouge Regional.Lira had six Top 10 finishes and averaged 73.3 strokes per round in 29 rounds. Svensson was the Southland Conference Golfer of the Month for February and April, while Lira won the award for March. UCA finished as runnerup at the 2018 SLC Tournament for the fourth straight year.Lira was the 2015 SLC Freshman of the Year, followed by Svensson taking the award in 2016. Both players are two-time first-team All-SLC selections, with the 2018 awards set for release on Thursday.last_img read more


first_imgALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED RUBY BRADLEY A MAIDEN NO MORE AS SHE TAKES $200,000 MELAIR STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; RIDDEN BY GRYDER, FILLY BY GRAZEN GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:49.92  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–Winless in her five previous tries, Nick Alexander’s homebred Ruby Bradley, who was trying two turns on dirt for the first time, put in a determined stretch-long bid to prevail by a half length in Sunday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Aaron Gryder, Ruby Bradley got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:49.92.Next to last in a compact field of five sophomore fillies turning for home, ‘Ruby’ kept to her task late to prevail over Tiz a Master, who was to her outside.Named for the Millard and Rous homebred daughter of Our Blue Chip, Melair, a foal of 1983, was a multiple graded stakes winner who was conditioned by John Sadler.  The Melair Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses which is sponsored by the CTBA.Most recently second at 4-5 in a Cal-bred maiden special going six furlongs on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields June 1, Ruby Bradley, who is out of Alexander’s Bertrando mare Sudden Sunday, was off at 7-2 and paid $9.80, $4.00 and $2.80.With the winner’s share of $110,000, Ruby Bradley now has earnings of $154,251. Ridden by Heriberto Figueroa, Tiz a Master was third turning for home and finished 3 ½ lengths in front of Violette Szabo for second money. Off at 3-1, Tiz a Master paid $4.00 and $3.00.Violette Szabo, ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.70, 49.40, 1:14.45 and 1:42.62.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, MOTHER MOTHER, WINNER:  “The blinkers off helped.  She was good early, she relaxed well.  Those two fillies (Show It N Moe It and Lady Ninja) really wanted to go to the lead and my filly was the best horse in the race.”TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, MOTHER MOTHER, WINNER: “It was a different group that she ran in last time (La Brea Stakes Dec. 28), she came out of that race really well. We usually wouldn’t turn her around and run her back in this kind of race but we took the blinkers off her. She got a little rank early in the first race and went ding-dong with Bellafina. She looks so healthy and she looked so beautiful in the paddock so I thought it was a good spot. I thought if we win a race with her it would get her mind right. I think this win will really help her and I think we can stretch her out from here.“Last time she was out on the lead I told Joel we took the blinkers off because she got a little rank. Joel always rides his own race and I don’t try to get in his way. I was joking, I said, ‘Did I say to take her back, I couldn’t remember?’ He said they were going a little fast early. He rode her with a lot of confidence like you’re supposed to ride a 2/5 shot.Where does racing’s most recognizable figure go tomorrow, on his 67th birthday?  “I’m gonna watch Clemson beat LSU (in tomorrow night’s College Football National Championship Game).  I’m all Dabo! (Sweeney, Clemson head coach).”NOTES: The winning owners are Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman and Mark Mathiesen.last_img read more

Poch angry at being asked about Amazon doc after controversial Watford draw

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO was angry at being asked about the new Amazon documentary after Tottenham’s controversial draw with Watford.The North London side were brutally trolled after it was announced they would be the latest side to feature in Amazon’s “All or Nothing” series.1 Mauricio Pochettino has had a tough start to the season with TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe hit TV series documented Manchester City’s 2017-18 campaign as they won the title for the first time under Pep Guardiola with a record 100 points.But the decision to allow cameras behind the scenes at Spurs, where Pochettino is in the midst of the worst run of his tenure, has caused widespread derision.The club has already crashed out of the League Cup with defeat to Colchester and were thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Tottenham’s domestic form hasn’t been too great either, with a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Brighton before the international break.Only a late equaliser from Dele Alli helped the club snatch a 1-1 draw against winless Watford to leave them seventh in the table.And asked for his thoughts on the club agreeing to the documentary after the match, Poch snapped: “Do you think it is a moment to talk about that?”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment.”That was a club decision to do a documentary about Tottenham and me as a manager I need to give my best to help the club to do what the club want.”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment. That was a club decision to do a documentaryMauricio PochettinoPochettino recently ruled out a January signing spree as he looks to turn Tottenham’s troubled season around, and the Argentine restated his position.He added: “I am clear with you. I don’t say yes or no. I don’t say we are going to sign or not sign, sell or not sell.”It is not the moment to talk, when the time arrives we are going to take that decision in one way or another.”Now is the time to stay all together, all of the squad, with the staff and the fans and try and change the atmosphere.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”We are not going to get any benefit to talk about January, it is too far away, we have got a lot of games to play.”That is the structure of the club that is working and thinking and they need to be ready if we need to do something, if not we keep going, but I am happy with the squad, I am happy with the players.”Like always, what is going to happen in January I cannot guess today, what happens will happen.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneSpurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circlelast_img read more

Cenk Tosun reveals pain at seeing Andre Gomes’ horror injury

first_imgHis eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to himCenk Tosun on Andre GomesGomes was stretchered from the pitch during the second half of the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park and was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital.And his Everton team-mates all sent messages after the freak incident.Fabian Delph said: “It is difficult to put into words how we feel.”Our thoughts are with Andre. He is one of our brothers. We will give him all our support.”England keeper Jordan Pickford said: “Thinking of you brother. We’re all here for you.”Hope to see you back on the pitch as soon as possible.”Lucas Digne posted on Twitter: “My brother everybody is with you. I know you are the beast and you come back stronger.”Son broke down in tears after his mistimed tackle on the Portuguese International led to his injury.The traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow before Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red after seeing the damage caused by his challenge.However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Everton skipper Seamus Coleman, who suffered a similar injury in March 2017, consoled Son in the dressing room later.Dele Alli declared after the game that the 26-year-old was struggling to lift his head up, but Poch has since revealed that the ex-Hamburg winger is now feeling better. CENK TOSUN has revealed the excruciating pain he shared with the rest of his Everton team-mates at seeing Andre Gomes’ horror injury that left many of the players on the verge of tears.The Turkey international rescued a point for the Toffees after netting a 97th-minute equaliser against Tottenham – but the result was overshadowed by Portugal midfielder Gomes’ gruesome injury. View this post on Instagram You win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn’t matter when something like this happens. I wish I didn’t score, I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn’t happen. I know you will come back stronger bro and we will be there for you 💙🙏⁣ @aftgomes21 ⁣⁣ ⁣ Kazanırsın, kaybedersin ama böyle bir şey olunca hiçbir şeyin önemi yok. Keşke gol atmasaydım, keşke maçı 0-5 kaybetseydik ama böyle bir olay yaşanmasaydı. Biliyorum daha güçlü döneceksin kardeşim ve bu yolda biz senin daima yanında olacağız 💙🙏 @aftgomes21 A post shared by Cenk Tosun (@cenktosun14) on Nov 3, 2019 at 11:11am PST4 Everton striker Cenk Tosun was left in shock after witnessing Andre Gomes’ horror injuryCredit: ReutersThe 26-year-old will undergo surgery on Monday after suffering a fractured and dislocated right ankle following a tackle by Son Heung-min, who was given a red card and left the field in tears.Tosun, who had only just come on as a substitute, was among the Everton players trying to console the stricken Gomes and cradle the midfielder as he was attended to by paramedics.Speaking after the match, he said: “Everybody is so sad inside.”Some players, they nearly cried. Andre was in shock. His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm.”We couldn’t understand him. He was the one who had got the injury.” Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle center_img 4Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe former Southampton gaffer said: “He was devastated but now he’s better. I think the players from Everton came to console him.”In the moment was a little bit confusing, because no-one knows on the pitch what happened. Everyone believed that it was a bad tackle and there was emotion.”But after when everyone watched on TV and saw the [injury] was very, very, very bad luck. We all feel sorry for Andre. We want to send our best wishes to him and the family in this tough moment.”4 Tosun emerged from the bench to rescue a draw for Everton in stoppage timeCredit: EPA4 But the result was overshadowed by the devasting ankle injury suffered by Andre GomesCredit: Getty – ContributorMauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img read more

Arsenal view Poch as ‘credible option’ despite hugely controversial Spurs history

first_imgARSENAL see Mauricio Pochettino as a credible option to replace sacked boss Unai Emery – despite his long history with bitter rivals Tottenham.Poch, 47, was sacked by Spurs last week and immediately repalced by Jose Mourinho.2 Mauricio Pochettino is a shock contender for the Arsenal job.SunSport revealed the news that the Argentine was a shock contender to replace Emery on Monday.The Athletic have since confirmed that report, on Friday writing he is a ‘serious contender’.Emery was dismissed on Friday morning hours after overseeing a poor 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, a result that made it seven without a win for the Gunners – the club’s worst run of form since 1992.Poch was seen for the first time since his sacking on Friday, when SunSport revealed exclusive images of him touching down at Madrid airport.He and his staff are all available immediately and Arsenal are impressed by his track record of developing young players.2 Mauricio Pochettino landed in Madrid at 10am this morningCredit: The Sun Poch also continually outmanoeuvred Arsenal during his five-and-a-half years in north London despite working on a much smaller budget.He mounted two serious title challenges and also led the club to the Champions League final.However, it is not clear if he would be willing to ruin his relationship with Spurs fans and take the job.Poch previously said he would never manage Barcelona or Arsenal because of his ties with Espanyol, where he starred as a defender, and Tottenham.Follow our LIVE ARSENAL BLOG as Emery is sackedMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himAccording to the report, Arsenal will not discount caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg, but are in no rush to appoint the Swede and have reservations about his lack of experience.They same reservations apply to Man City no2 and former Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta.Max Allegri, Nuno Espirito Santo, Carlo Ancelotti and Eddie Howe have also been linked with the job.Arsenal sack Unai Emery – Latest as manager leaves Gunners after just 18 months in chargelast_img read more