Unwanted record awaits Warriors


first_imgA loss at Leichhardt Oval will make it nine-straight defeats for the Kiwi franchise, setting a new record for their worst run ever in a single season, and confirming they will finish their 2017 season without a win in three months of football. While some players this week said they weren’t aware of the record, and others brushed it off, playmaker Ata Hingano confronted the issue with refreshing honesty.”It definitely gets to you, especially with the scenario going on with the club. We have got to get a win this week, because if not there’s that nine-game losing streak and history for the club,” Hingano told NRL.com.”It does kick in a lot more when you find out those sorts of things.  “I know for each one of us there is drive too, because we don’t want to be the club that everyone looks down on.”It does motivate you, and so it should, we have got one more week, one last game, to prove ourselves and get on the right foot for next year.”We have got a lot to prove.”The Warriors will head into the final round of the regular season off the back of a heartbreaking defeat to the Manly Sea Eagles, which saw them blow a seven-point lead with five minutes to go and lose 22-21 in golden point. But coach Stephen Kearney said he had no concerns about his side’s attitude or confidence levels ahead of Sunday’s match.”At the time it [the Manly loss] was obviously pretty disappointing, but they have come back in with a high spirit,” Kearney said.”Their attitude and their energy has been wonderful given the circumstances.”They did a lot of things right on Sunday, what they didn’t do right ultimately cost us the game in the end, so it was about making sure that they understood that.”last_img read more

Moberly Lake resident wins $15,000 in Rotary Mega Lottery early bird draw


first_imgThe winning ticket was purchased from the Bear Mountain Ski Club in Dawson Creek.Member of the Rotary Club and volunteer of the Mega Lottery Committee, Moira Green explains how the local clubs associated with the sale of Mega Lottery tickets, like the Bear Mountain Ski Club, are now capable of seeing a profit margin as the cost associated has been officially covered by the tickets sold to date.“There’s a cost to the lottery in terms of administration and prizes,” Green goes on to explain. “Once those cost are covered, then the rest of the funds that are collected by the lottery are distributed to our participating clubs on a weighted average bases – based on their ticket sales.”- Advertisement -For example, if there’s $10 dollars worth of tickets sold after cost are recuperated, and one local club sold 50 per cent of those tickets, they’d receive $5 dollars in profit.Some of the clubs participating in the sale of Mega Lottery tickets this year include the Bear Mountain Ski Club, the Dawson Creek 5-pin Bowling Association, the Taylor and Fort St. John Minor Hockey League, the Speed Skating Association; several dance clubs, and the Abbeyfield House of Fort St. John.The official Mega Lottery Draw will take place at the Totem Mall on December 27 at 3:00 p.m.Advertisement “Please look for your local clubs at the mall, at Canadian Tire, and at other participating locations to make sure that you get your lottery ticket for this year, because not only can you win big, you can share bigger,” Green concludes.Some of the prizes up for grabs during the December 27 draw include vehicles, bicycles, satellite radios, iPods and much more.Also, don’t forget to follow the Fort St. John Rotary Club on Facebook for all of the latest updates.last_img read more

Wenger sets deadline for future plans


first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger says he wants to stay in football but has not decided whether he wants to keep coaching and “to continue to suffer as much.” © AFP/File / GLYN KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 18 – Arsene Wenger admits he is still in shock after the curtain finally came down on his 22-year-reign as Arsenal manager and told The Guardian he will decide by the start of the World Cup as to do next.The 68-year-old Frenchman — whose trophy-laden reign at the Gunners came to an end without any silverware in his final season and failed to secure Champions League football for next term — said he hadn’t discounted taking on a different role. Wenger — who is to attend the World Cup in Russia as a pundit for Qatari-owned TV channel Bein Sports — stood down a year before his contract was due to end amid increasing discontent both among the fans and the board.“It’s just too soon to know what I will do next,” he told The Guardian in an interview conducted in Paris this week shortly after he had taken charge of his 1,235th and final match in the Arsenal dugout — a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town.“I haven’t even emptied my desk yet and in a way I am still in a state of shock.“I am going to give myself until June 14, the day the World Cup begins, to decide.“The question is do I still want to coach, to be on the bench, or is it time to take up different functions? The one thing I can say for sure is that I will continue to work.”Wenger, who guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles, including the famous Invincibles 2003-04 unbeaten season, and seven FA Cups, said he wasn’t certain whether, at his age, he wanted to go through the emotional turmoil of being a manager.“But do I want to continue to suffer as much?” said Wenger.“I want to continue to defend my ideas of football, that’s for sure. Spontaneously, I would say I still want to coach but I can’t really say that yet for sure.”– ‘Write new chapters’ –Wenger, who says he has not held discussions about a potential role with the Qatari owners of French champions Paris Saint Germain, with whom he has close links and who he advised them to buy the club, concedes he is too restless to just loll around kicking his heels.“I have friends who can go and lay on a beach all day long for the whole of their holidays and I envy them,” he said.“I just can’t do that. I get bored. I need to be doing something. I need a challenge.“I have lived and breathed football all these years and it’s a passion -– I can’t imagine doing anything else.”Wenger said his lack of a firm plan for the future also filled him with anticipation.“That’s why, in a way, this is an exciting moment for me, too,” said Wenger.“I have a new page, a blank page in front of me.“As all good writers know, that can be a time of anguish but I hope I won’t have too much of that. It’s also a chance to write new chapters.”Wenger, who will also spend time in Russia travelling with close friend David Dein, the man who took the inspired decision to bring him from Japan to manage Arsenal in 1996, said he believed he had helped improve English people’s perceptions of the French.“When I arrived, you know, I was a complete unknown and I have always had the impression I am representing my country in a way,” said Wenger.“In a land where there has always been so much animosity between the English and the French I am proud to have achieved certain things and perhaps to have opened doors for other French coaches.“Don’t forget, when I arrived in England a foreign manager was a very rare thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more