Cesc Fabregas explains why Arsenal need FA Cup triumph more than Chelsea

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jul 2020 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link471Shares Fabregas had his say on the FA Cup final (Picture: Icon Sport via Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas will be a keen observer of the FA Cup final when two of his former clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea, go head to head. Fabregas developed into one of the world’s best midfielders during his formative years at Arsenal before returning to London to win the Premier League for the first time with Chelsea. The former Barcelona man won the FA Cup with both clubs but he suspects it will be Chelsea who get their hands on the trophy this weekend. However, while the Spanish World Cup winner views Frank Lampard’s team as the favourites, he insists Mikel Arteta’s men need the win more. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal need it more,’ Fabregas told the Daily Telegraph. ‘Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case. Advertisement Comment Cesc Fabregas explains why Arsenal need FA Cup triumph more than Chelsea Advertisement Fabregas will be (Picture: Getty)‘In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe. ‘Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.’Both Lampard and Arteta are in their first seasons in charge at the Premier League giants. 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 ArsenalLampard guided the Blues to a top-four finish, while Arteta – who replaced Unai Emery as permanent Arsenal manager in December – could only secure an eighth-place finish for the Gunners. Should Arsenal fail to win on Saturday, they will not be involved in Europe next season.Who will win the FA Cup?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Local Communities Can Apply For Transportation Funding

first_imgINDOT will accept applications from cities, towns and counties for an estimated $86 million in federal transportation funding, beginning April 14.In early February, INDOT awarded $86 million in federal transportation funding for local projects that would be bid beginning July 2016. The latest round of funding is for projects that would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the state fiscal year beginning July 2017.Rural communities may submit any local project eligible for $73 million in federal highway funds, including bridge, road and safety projects. In addition, all communities may seek $13 million in Transportation Alternatives funding for non-motorized projects such as trails and Safe Routes to School projects.INDOT sets aside 25 percent of the federal highway funds appropriated by Congress each year to fund larger local transportation projects. Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute federal highway funds to local communities within the state’s larger urbanized areas while INDOT distributes funds outside MPO areas. To receive federal funding, typically communities must pay 20 percent in local matching funds.Local public agency employees certified as an “Employee in Responsible Charge” must submit applications electronically using INDOT’s website. Applications will be accepted and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 12. Project awards will be announced no later than June 16, 2014.last_img read more


first_imgCRUEL thieves have stolen flowers left at the graves of loved ones on St Valentine’s Day.The incidents happened at the weekend at a cemetery in Convoy.Local people say they have been left sickened by the incidents where flowers were stolen from several graves at St Mary’s. “I went to the grave of my deceased partner on Sunday and the flowers I had left there last Thursday were gone,” said one grief-stricken local woman today.“Flowers were also taken from several other graves there.“I just don’t know what sort of mentality thieves like this have; taking flowers which they then presumably gave to someone else.“It won’t bring them any luck; I certainly hope it doesn’t. It is just sickening.” Another local woman also reported flowers being stolen from a grave.“They’re the lowest of the low; that’s all I can say about anyone who would rob a graveyard,” she said.It later emerged that flowers were also taken from a grave which belonged to the grandparents of another local woman.They had been left on the grave around 10am on St Valentine’s Day and were gone by lunchtime.******** Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyJUST SICK: THIEVES STEAL VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS FROM GRAVE was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyJUST SICK: THIEVES STEAL VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS FROM GRAVElast_img read more