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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.