Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Progressive, liberals, socialists or whatever losers on the left call yourselves, here’s an updated list of your dishonor roll: Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Sheldon Silver and Eric Schneiderman.All of the above left office in disgrace. One can only hope that criminal coddler-in-chief, Andrew Cuomo, joins them seoon.Wake up, New Yorkers and vote this bum out.Ray WeidmanLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:Albany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Apr 2020 8:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Mata left Chelsea for Manchester United after just two-and-a-half seasons (Picture: Getty)Mata would win the Champions League and FA Cup in his first season at Chelsea, while Arsenal ended up waiting until deadline day to sign Mikel Arteta from Everton and just pipped north London rivals Spurs to third spot in the Premier League.The Gunners also missed out on Cazorla that summer, who instead joined big-spending Malaga, though a year later Wenger would eventually get his man in a bargain £10m deal.MORE: Why Arsenal signed Granit Xhaka ahead of N’Golo KanteMORE: Dimitar Berbatov fires warning to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over Arsenal exitFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mata and Cazorla could have been teammates at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Wenger quickly dispatched Arsenal’s former chief negotiator Dick Law to Spain where he met with Mata’s father and even agreed a contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Then we waited,’ says Law of the negotiations. ‘Juan definitely wanted to come to Arsenal, there was no question about that.’However, Wenger and Arsenal were concerned by the combined value of both Mata’s massive contract and the transfer fee – with Valencia eventually receiving £37million.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThat would have more than doubled Arsenal’s then transfer record, which stood at the £18m that had been spent on Jose Antonio Reyes.While Arsenal delayed and dithered, Chelsea swooped in and offered better terms to land Mata, with the Spaniard – who now plays for Manchester United – winning the club’s Player of the Year award in his first two seasons at the club.Asked if Arsenal ever considered paying slightly over their own valuation to land a target ahead of a rival, Law told The Athletic: ‘I don’t think that calculation ever entered our equation. We didn’t have the money to say, “We’ll spend a bit more to block”.’ How Arsenal missed out on signing Juan Mata as Cesc Fabregas’ replacement When Fabregas left for Barcelona in 2011, the Gunners turned to another Spaniard (Picture: Getty)Arsenal were in pole position to sign Juan Mata back in 2011 as a replacement for Barcelona-bound Cesc Fabregas but dithered over the deal, allowing Chelsea to swoop in.Almost a decade ago, the Gunners were scouring the market for two new playmakers with both Fabregas and Samir Nasri looking to leave; the former returned to Camp Nou, while the latter joined Manchester City.Arsenal’s scouting department quickly identified two replacements for the duo, both from Spain: Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla and Valencia’s Mata. Advertisement
The kitchen at 24 Willand Drive, Beenleigh.“The 900mm gourmet oven was a definite must have for us and I couldn’t do without the gas cooktop,” Ms Murphy said. There is also a separate media room upstairs. The master bedroom has an ensuite with a huge shower and the remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom also features a big shower and bath. The home at 24 Willand Drive, Beenleigh.THIS two-storey family home at 24 Willand Drive was built five years ago on an elevated block in Beenleigh. Owners Fiona and Adam Murphy said they wanted a spacious home that was light, bright and cheerful. “We built up high so it’s so breezy,” Ms Murphy said. “I love hanging out in my hammock on the deck — I feel like I’m on holidays out there.“And it’s nice to sit on the front porch in the morning, eat my breakfast and take in all the different layers of the garden.” The living area at 24 Willand Drive Beenleigh.Spread across two levels, the home has a double lockup garage downstairs along with a second living area and bedroom with bathroom that could be used as a home office. The hub of the home is a huge light-filled open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, with high ceilings, timber floors and french doors opening to the front deck. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We get really nice breezes that come through the french doors,” Ms Murphy said. The modern white kitchen includes plenty of cupboard space, island bench and stainless steel appliances. The deck at 24 Willand Drive, Beenleigh.The home has ducted airconditioning, intelligent home automation and an in-built sound system in several of the rooms. The house is on a 724sq m block with side access. “We’re on a quiet, older street so it is really only people who live here who drive down it,” Ms Murphy said. The property is being marketed by Brennan Hill of Ray White Beenleigh and will go to auction at 10am on October 7.