Markus Schubert has chosen Schalke over Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are set to miss out on Markus Schubert, with the goalkeeper opting for a move to Schalke instead of a switch to north London.It was reported last week that a deal to bring Schubert to the Emirates was imminent, but it now appears he prefers to stay in Germany after his contract expires at Dynamo Dresden.The 21-year-old was being lined up as a new number two, behind Bernd Leno, following Petr Cech’s retirement after the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.However, Schalke also want to bring in Schubert as their back-up keeper, and they have been able to tempt him to Gelsenkirchen, according to the Daily Mail.ADVERTISEMENT Schubert had been close to a switch to Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Schubert will be second choice behind Alexander Nubel at Schalke, who has only made 24 league appearances in his career but is being linked with a move to Bayern Munich.AdvertisementAdvertisementWith Bernd Leno firmly positioned as the first choice at Arsenal, Schubert sees a more achievable route to the first team at Schalke, either by ousting Nubel or capitalising on his exit.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt is a blow for Arsenal who are operating on a limited budget this summer and were glad of bringing in a target free of charge.Unai Emery is thought to have no more than £50m to spend and with numerous positions needing strengthening, there will plenty of haggling for the Gunners during the transfer window.Emiliano Martinez, now 26-years-old, may be promoted to second choice stopper after numerous loan spells away from the club, including impressing for Reading last season.MORE: Arsenal confirm backroom shake-up as Unai Emery replaces Steve Bould with Freddie LjungbergMORE: Man City and Arsenal target Kostas Manolas described as ‘Chiellini’s heir at Juventus’ by Fabio Capello Comment Arsenal set to miss out on Markus Schubert with goalkeeper choosing Schalke instead Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Jun 2019 8:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link750Shares Advertisement
4 Oct 2017 South West pair end senior season with a hat trick Tags: Brenda King Foursomes, competitions, Senior The South West pair of Jo Shorrocks and Amanda Mayne have completed a hat trick of consecutive wins in England Golf’s end-of-season senior tournament.They won the popular Brenda King Foursomes by seven shots at Harrogate Golf Club, Yorkshire, where they scored two-over 74 and 79, with the second round played in continuous rain.“We’re so pleased to win for the third time,” said Mayne, a former England senior international from Saltford, Somerset.They’ve equalled the record of their good friends, Claire Dowling and Tracy Atkin, who won from 2012-14. “We’ll give them a bit of banter,” said Shorrocks, from Bigbury, Devon.Their continued success seems to be helping to raise the profile of senior women’s golf in the South-West, reports Shorrocks. Devon has introduced a senior women’s championship this year and another pair, from Royal North Devon, also made the long trip north for the Brenda King tournament.Shorrocks and Mayne made their trademark slow start to the event and were three over par after playing two holes of the first round. But they came straight back with two birdies and after returning 74 they were five shots clear of the field.“Today conditions were pretty dreadful, it tipped down all day, and we just wanted to keep as steady as possible and hope no-one else would play a blinder,” said Shorrocks.Second place, on countback, went to Janet Melville (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) and Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom, Norfolk), who have both represented England at senior level. Third were Kate Evans (Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire) and Sandy Catford (Prince’s, Kent).
It hasn’t been easy running a summer swim program in Nelson during the past few years.Constant upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre has forced the Nelson Neptunes to pack their bags for alternate pools to keep the program alive.This season, the Neptunes have adopted the slogan of “Have goggles will travel” as the team builds for the upcoming 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season.”Due to the renovation closure of their home pool in Nelson for the entire competitive season, the Neptunes will be swimming around the region,” said Chad Badry of the Neptunes executive on the eve of the season opening day for the Heritage City club, May 1.Badry said the Neptunes will start the season swimming five times a week at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre for the month of May and then move their home base to the Salmo outdoor pool for June, July and August.”For the second time in history that anyone on the team can recall, a swim meet will be held in Salmo at the end of June,” Badry said. “This will bring hundreds of athletes and families to Salmo and area.”Badry said the Neptunes have dipped into his graduation list to hire Nialan Collier as team skipper.Joining Collier is long time Neptune Sage Cowan for the first part of the summer until returning head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer joins the team later in the season.Badry said the three Neptunes recently completed their level 1 National Coaching Certification which will be a great contribution to the swim coaching and succession planning for the team.This year, the Neptunes are offering a new program in Salmo for the month of June called Introduction to Competitive Swimming.Swimmers who want to give speed swimming a try can practice with the team with reduced commitment and cost.Then they can take part in the swim meet in Salmo at the end of the month. Badry said Neptunes are hopeful that the prospect of a season like no other will make a difference in the enrolment numbers.Coaching staff is planning plenty of dryland training and a few open water swims in Nelson as well to help reduce the travel.Badry said last year these events included a game of quidditch, hikes up Pulpit Rock, early morning cardio, and some carefully chaperoned open water swims from Lakeside Park.For more information or to register a swimmer, go to www.nelsonneptunes.com.