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Socceroos young gun Daniel Arzani to play on loan with top Scottish club Celtic

August 10, 2018 8:04AM News Corp Australia Network

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Socceroos young gun Daniel Arzani is joining Scottish soccer powerhouse Celtic. Picture: AFP media_cameraSocceroos young gun Daniel Arzani is joining Scottish soccer powerhouse Celtic. Picture: AFP

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SOCCER: Rising Socceroos star Daniel Arzani will join fellow Australian Tom Rogic at Glasgow giants Celtic after completing his transfer from Melbourne City to sister club Manchester City.

Man City are expected to send the 19-year-old winger straight on loan to Celtic, winners of the past seven Scottish Premier League titles.

It’s a similar career path to that taken by another former Melbourne City and current Socceroos gun Aaron Mooy, who has had an excellent career at EPL club Huddersfield, having originally been sent there on loan.

After a breakthrough season in the A-League, Arzani shot to international fame as the youngest player at this year’s World Cup in Russia.

Cowboys media_cameraCowboys star Johnathan Thurston. Picture: Evan Morgan

NRL: A moment of magic from Jonathan Thurston in his last NRL derby* set up Coen Hess to give North Queensland victory last night and put Brisbane’s finals plans at risk.

The Cowboys were down with three minutes on the clock, before Thurston’s kick sat up awkwardly* for Anthony Milford and into the arms of Hess to give the hosts a 34-30 victory.

The Cowboys dominated the early stages as tries from Gideon Gela-Mosby and Jason Taumalolo gave them a 12-point lead midway through the first half but the visitors scored the next four tries and looked to have the game won in the final minutes, but the Cowboys had other ideas.

media_cameraAndrew Brayshaw in the ambulance after the punch. Source: Instagram

AFL: Fremantle youngster Andrew Brayshaw says he forgives Andrew Gaff for the punch that broke his jaw, but he wants to discuss the incident in person. Gaff was suspended for eight weeks over the incident.

Brayshaw says his brother — West Coast’s Hamish Brayshaw — helped convince him that Gaff’s punch was out of character*.

“The action itself is horrific. But the person that Andrew Gaff is, I forgive him and I’m not going to hold a grudge against him as a person,” Brayshaw told the Seven Network.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold media_cameraNew Socceroos coach Graham Arnold believes he can make a real impact in his second time in the job. Picture: AAP

SOCCER: New Socceroos coach Graham Arnold yesterday said he had learned a lot since his first stint in the role in 2007 and was ready to have a second go at the top job.

“I can sit here today and say that in 2007 I wasn’t a coach. I inherited* a job I didn’t deserve and I do feel I walked away from that a much better coach after making the mistakes I made.

“I do feel I deserve and am ready for this opportunity. And I can’t wait for it.”

Since his first Socceroos coaching role, Arnold, 55, has guided A-League teams Central Coast and Sydney FC to two championships, three Premiers’ Plates and an FFA Cup, and has been named A-League coach of the year three times.

GLOSSARY

derby: match between two sporting teams from the same area

awkwardly: not smoothly

out of character: not normal

stint: period of time

inherited: took over from someone else

QUICK QUIZ

1. Which international club loaned Daniel Arzani to Celtic in Glasgow?

2. How many points did the Cowboys win the derby by?

3. Who helped convince Andrew Brayshaw not to hold a grudge over the punching incident?

4. How many times has Graham Arnold won the A-League coach of the year?

VCOP ACTIVITY

With a partner see if you can you identify all the doing words/verbs in this text? Highlight them in yellow and then make a list of them all down your page. Now see if you and your partner can come up with a synonym for the chosen verb- make sure it still makes the context it was taken from.

Try and see if you can replace some of the original verbs with your synonyms and discuss if any are better and why.

Curriculum Links: English, Big Write and VCOP

HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think young Socceroo Daniel Arzani should have stayed and played in Australia or was it the right move to play for Celtic?
No one-word answers. Use full sentences to explain your thinking.

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