Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 2:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link335Shares Arsene Wenger admits ‘very personal’ rivalry with Jose Mourinho got out of control Comment Advertisement Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho had a feisty relationship (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Arsene Wenger admits that his rivalry with Jose Mourinho was ‘very personal’ during his time in charge at Arsenal and that it got out of control at times.The two managers had a feisty relationship during Mourinho’s two spells in charge of Chelsea and while Wenger was amid his epic stint as Gunners boss.There were memorable comments, especially from the Portuguese, who labelled Wenger a ‘voyeur’ because of Mourinho believed the Frenchman was obsessed with him, and cut still deeper when he called his rival a ‘specialist in failure.’It was not one-way traffic in terms of insults, with Wenger responding to the ‘voyeur’ comment with a barb of his own: ‘He’s out of order, disconnected with reality and disrespectful. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.’Things even got physical between the two men when they squared up on the touchline at Stamford Bridge in 2014 and had to be pulled apart.Wenger admits he always regretted the physical and verbal altercations, which went too far, but says he only has respect for Mourinho these days.‘That was sometimes very personal and a little bit out of control,’ Wenger told talkSPORT of his relationship with the Special One.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 City‘The problem is you go into a game and already have resentment because of what has been said in press conferences, so nine times out of 10 you hate the guy on the other bench and keep control of it.‘But sometimes it goes overboard. Once or twice with Jose Mourinho it got out of control, but after the game you regret it because you cannot afford that.‘It creates a big interest from people as well.‘But after a while it becomes normal again and the respect comes back for each other, because you are in this job for a long time and at the end of the day suffer altogether.’Mourinho has attempted to put the feud to bed in the past as well, telling Sky Sports in 2018: ‘If he respects me even 50 per cent of what I respect him we can even be friends in the future. ‘I have lots of respect for him.’MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Arsene Wenger claiming Mesut Ozil is ‘wasted’ at ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta keen for Arsene Wenger to return to ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
(REUTERS)-Joe Root struck an unbeaten 90 as he and Chris Woakes steered England to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in their second one-day international on Sunday.England, who scored 226-6, claimed an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. They beat the hosts by 45 runs at the same Vivian Richards Stadium on Friday in the opening encounter.Root played a typically flawless innings to carry England home with 10 balls to spare as he and Woakes stemmed a mid-order slump with an unbroken 102-run partnership for the seventh wicket.Woakes survived being dropped twice to score 68 as England used the brief series to prepare for June’s Champions Trophy.West Indies, who won the toss and chose to bat, never got going on a slow pitch and were dismissed for 225 with 13 balls left of their 50 overs.Jason Mohammed, who top scored with 50, featured in a 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite, who contributed a slow 42 off 70 balls.Jonathan Carter offered a brief cameo with 39 off 36 balls but was deceived by a slow ball and lofted a catch off Liam Plunkett, who took 3-32.England captain Eoin Morgan’s decision to ask Adil Rashid to bowl at the middle order proved to be a clever tactic as he took the wickets of the dangerous Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite.England’s reply got off to a poor start as opener Sam Billings was caught behind for a duck in the first over.Jason Roy might have perished in the next over but survived a lengthy review, given the benefit of the doubt after the Windies were convinced he had nicked one behind.Roy went on to make 52 in a second wicket partnership of 86 with Root before his departure set off a mini collapse with five wickets falling for just 37 runs in 10 overs.But Root kept the runs ticking over steadily as he and Woakes steadied the situation for England with Windies key bowler Shannon Gabriel bowling just three overs before suffering a side strain.The last match in the series is being played at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on ThursdayWEST INDIESK Brathwaite st Buttler b Moeen Ali 42E Lewis c Billings b Finn 8K Powell c & b Finn 9+S Hope c wkp Buttler b Stokes 16J Mohammed c Rashid b Plunkett 50J Carter c Rashid b Plunkett 39*J Holder c & b Rashid 15C Brathwaite c Billings b Rashid 23A Nurse b Plunkett 13D Bishoo not out 0S Gabriel run out 1Extras (b1, lb2, w6) 9TOTAL (all out, 47.5 overs) 225Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Lewis, 2.4 overs), 2-21 (Powell, 6.3), 3-46 (Hope, 13.3), 4-118 (K Brathwaite, 29.4), 5-159 (Mohammed, 36.2), 6-173 (Carter, 38.5), 7-199 (Holder, 44.1), 8-219 (C Brathwaite, 46.3), 9-224 (Nurse, 47.2), 10-225 (Gabriel, 47.5)Bowling: Finn 8-1-38-2, Woakes 8-1-26-0, Plunkett 7.5-1-32-3 (w2), Stokes 5-0-29-1 (w1), Rashid 9-0-53-2 (w3), Moeen Ali 10-0-44-1.ENGLANDJ Roy c C Brathwaite b Nurse 52S Billings c Powell b Gabriel 0J Root not out 90*E Morgan lbw b Nurse 7B Stokes c wkp Hope b Bishoo 1+J Buttler c wkp Hope b Bishoo 0Moeen Ali b Nurse 3C Woakes not out 68Extras (lb1, w4) 5TOTAL (6 wkts, 48.2 overs) 226Did not bat: A Rashid, L Plunkett, S Finn.Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Billings, 0.2 overs), 2-87 (Roy, 15), 3-108 (Morgan, 20.1), 4-113 (Stokes, 21.5), 5-117 (Buttler, 23.2), 6-124 (Ali, 25).Bowling: Gabriel 3-0-17-1, Holder 10-0-46-0, C Brathwaite 4-0-38-0, Bishoo 10-0-43-2 (w3), Nurse 10-0-34-3 (w1), Mohammed 4-0-15-0, K Brathwaite 5.2-0-22-0, Carter 2-0-10-0.
Somebody get Ted Thompson on the line! Pronto!I’ve got an idea that’s going to blow your mind. I am firmly convinced Rex Grossman is pretty much the worst quarterback ever to (dis)grace a football field, and that the Bears are going the way of the Super Bowl Shuffle if they keep Mr. Gross-man as their quarterback.So who should step up and be the 21st different starting quarterback for the Bears since Packers great Brett Favre started his consecutive-games streak back on Sept. 20, 1992?Why, how about Mr. Favre himself?Yeah, I know, this is like Babe Ruth going from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees (and playing in seven World Series, winning four), or Adam Vinatieri leaving the Patriots for the Colts (Super Bowl XLI), or Ray Bourque going to win his first Cup with the Avalanche. Geez, poor Beantown.But this would be worse, right? You can’t have the most iconic football player of the past 15 years leaving the Packers for another team! And for the Chicago Bears, no less! Can this happen?You “Brett” your sweet bippy it can. I’ve got a doozy of an idea for a trade that just might work out for everybody.First, let’s consider the state of each franchise.Chicago just lost the Super Bowl, and risks falling into the dreaded curse of the Super Bowl loser next season. At the same time, take out the quarterback, and the Bears have themselves a pretty good team — one that legitimately could call itself the strongest team in the league — and most definitely that of the NFC.On the other hand, Green Bay’s roster has more holes than a cart full of Swiss cheese. Favre’s a halfway decent option at quarterback, but he’s no Tom Brady or Peyton Manning anymore. And let’s face it: While he certainly gives the Packers a chance in 2007, No. 4 won’t be around forever (contrary to popular belief around the state).The Bears need nothing but a decent quarterback, and the Packers need a plethora of good players to build for the long haul. Do I smell a deal? Ya Brett-cha. Ah yes, I can see it now, on the SportsCenter bottom line…BREAKING NEWS: Packers QB Brett Favre has been traded to the Bears for the rights to every draft choice Chicago owns in the 2007 and 2008 drafts… and $50 million.Seriously. Sometimes, my own brilliance frightens me to no end.Tell me this isn’t genius! The Bears are almost certain to win Super Bowl XLII, Favre can retire with a second championship ring (along with all those passing records … here’s a tissue, Mr. Marino, and a bottle of anti-depressants, Mr. McGrath), and the Packers — as terrible as they may be next season — are on the fast track to winning a couple of Super Bowls in about four or five years.My guess is Bears fans would jump on this bandwagon a lot quicker than Packers fans. Even the most die-hard supporters are usually welcoming when a star player comes to town, no matter where he’s been or what he’s done.But in speaking with Pats fans about Vinatieri’s newest bling, my guess is Cheeseheads would sooner swear off brats and Miller Lite than see Favre play for Da Bears.How’s this: Favre sticks around for the first half of the season or so, breaks Marino’s touchdown record, yadda yadda yadda. Then, at season’s midpoint, when the Bears are 7-1 in spite of Rex and most definitely not because of him (I’m talking to you, Lovie), Chicago offers all their draft picks up to the then-2-6 Packers, who at this point are more than willing to let Brett end his career on a high note instead of a weekly debate as to whether Aaron Rodgers should start in place of the Packer legend.There, now everybody’s happy. Right?Right?Aaron Brenner is a sophomore majoring in journalism and really doesn’t hate Brett Favre as much as he may let on most of the time. Send all that Brett love to email@example.com.