Ray Parlour reveals Dwight Yorke’s reaction to Igor Stepanovs’ nightmare against Man Utd Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 May 2020 4:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link276Shares Dwight Yorke scored a first half hat-trick as Manchester United battered Arsenal 6-1 at Old Trafford back in February 2001 (Picture: Getty)Igor Stepanovs’ infamously shambolic performance against Manchester United prompted Dwight Yorke to ask Ray Parlour where on earth Arsene Wenger had found the Latvia international.The Gunners travelled to Old Trafford in February 2001 with only remote hopes of hauling in Sir Alex Ferguson’s runaway leaders. Arsenal’s chances of recording a victory on the day were severely hindered by the fact that first choice central defenders Martin Keown and Tony Adams were both unavailable for selection. Wenger was forced to field a makeshift defence which compromised of Oleg Luzhny, Giles Grimandi, Stepanovs and a young Ashley Cole. That quartet provided little by way of protection for an overwhelmed David Seaman who conceded five first half goals, three of which were scored by a rampant Yorke. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTStepanovs had made 11 appearances following his move from Skonto Riga before he faced the sternest test of his Premier League credentials and was unfortunately found badly wanting as the Gunners slumped to an embarrassing 6-1 defeat. Comment Advertisement Arsenal collapsed to a 6-1 defeat against Manchester United in February 2001 (Picture: Getty)Recalling the demise of his former teammate, Parlour told talkSPORT: ‘He did play a few games here and there and the famous one was the game at Old Trafford where we lost 6-1 and he played centre-half.‘To be fair he had a nightmare and I remember Dwight York saying to me ‘where did you get this centre-half from?’ and I was like ‘I’ll let you know, it’s a long story.’ 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 errors‘This was half-time he’d already scored three goals we were 5-1 down at half-time. I don’t think Igor played again after that. That was his final game I think.’In fairness to Stepanovs, although he made just one more appearance that season, he did feature in 13 matches in the following campaign as Arsenal won the league and FA Cup double and was eventually sold to Belgian club Beveren in 2003. MORE: Ray Parlour reveals time Arsene Wenger stepped in to defend Robert Pires in Arsenal trainingMORE: ‘Are you taking the p***!?’ Martin Keown reveals the time he confronted former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in dressing room Advertisement
The news PSC Executive Committee pose for a group photo at the Holiday Inn Pattaya, Saturday, June 9. Seated (left-right) John Watson (Vice President), Geoffrey Couch (Registrar), Bjarne Nielson (Public Relations), Pratheep ‘Peter’ Malhotra (President), Noi Emmerson (Charity Chairperson), Standing (left to right) John Player (Treasurer), Paul Cornwell (Social Chairman), George Bennison (Secretary), Sandy Mackay (Golf Chairman).The Pattaya Sports Club annual general meeting was held on Saturday June 9 at the Holiday Inn Pattaya on Beach Road. 63 elective members were at the meeting supported by 15 proxy votes.The meeting was chaired by the association president Peter Malhotra and in addition to the Finance and Charity reports the various chairmen’s reports were circulated and well received by the meeting.A lively session followed when the Executive Committee was elected for the next 12 months, the results of the election beings as follows: Pratheep S. Malhotra – President; John Watson – Vice President; George Bennison – Secretary; John Player – Treasurer; Sandy Mackay – Golf Chairman; Noi Emmerson – Charity Chairperson; Paul Cornwell – Social Chairman; Bjarne Nielson – Public Relations and Geoffrey Couch – Registrar.Mike Johnston appointed by the Founders Committee remains in the Founders’ Chair. The meeting closed with thanks given by new Club President Peter Malhotra for a constructive meeting and the anticipation of another successful year.
Jung Chum Park of South Korea won the Nov. 1 tournament, receiving the prestigious Princess’s trophy at the post-golf gala dinner at the Renaissance Pattaya Resort in Jomtien Beach.Kampanart Tangamatakul took second place, receiving the Ambassador’s Cup from H.E. Georg Schmidt, and Tarana Kanya third, receiving the Mayor’s Cup from Sonthaya Kunplome’s advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai.The poolside reception and ballroom dinner were lavish affairs, with beautiful violin music from Princess Group, Rock ‘n Roll from sensation Barry Upton, dance performances by children of the CPDC, the rock ‘n roll dancers from the Plutaluang dance club, and the rollicking Elvis Presley impersonator Arthur Elvis.Past Rotary District 3340 Gov. Peter Malhotra emceed the event, introducing Schmidt, Brauer and Phoenix club President Dieter Barth for speeches to a crowd full of community leaders and expats who flew in for the occasion.Rattanachai Sutidechanai advisor to the Mayor Sonthaya presents the Mayor’s Trophy to Tarana Kanya.Among them at the VIP table were Roland Wein, director of the Thai-German Chamber of Commerce, German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen, who is also German Aid Association Thailand, Sopin Thappajug, managing director of the Diana Group, HHNF Director Radchada Chomjinda, Praichit Jetapai, chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, and Noi Emerson, charity chairwoman for the Pattaya Sports Club.Volker Fischer and wife Monika were among the guests, just having returned from Vienna along with Fabian Arp of ThaiGerline, Dr. Olivier Meier and members of the Rotary Club of Marina Pattaya, and former German golf champ Jens Maspfuhl.Bo Songkram with CP Sumon Jaikid and Pres. Dol Adinan of the Rotary Club of Plutaluang.Axel Brauer the force behind this most prestigious and successful event.President Dieter Barth (right) inducts H.E. Georg Schmidt the German Ambassador to Thailand as an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya.President Dieter Barth presents PP Peter Schlegel with the Paul Harris pin and badge for his generous contribution of US$1000 to the Rotary Foundation.H.E. Georg Schmidt (left) and Axel Brauer (2nd right) together with Sarah Chagri and Linda Heil congratulate Jung Chum Park on his magnificent achievement.German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt is flanked by Radchada Chomjinda, Director of HHNFT and Elfi Seitz, Executive Editor of Pattaya Blatt.Radchada Chomjinda, Director of HHNFT together with Siromet Akarapongpanich, Asst. Director of HHNFT and two lovely volunteers Sarah Chagri and Linda Heil present a special gift to H.E. Georg Schmidt.President Dieter Barth of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya and German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt present a donation of 500,000 baht to Radchada Chomjinda, Director the Human Help Network Foundation (Thailand)President Dieter Barth of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya and German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt present a donation of 500,000 baht to Hagen Dirksen, Vice Chair of the German Aid Association Thailand (Deutscher Hilfe Verein e.V.).PDG Peter Malhotra congratulates H.E. Georg Schmidt on being inducted as an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya. At left is Assistant Governor Rodney Charman.Barry Upton together with Elvis Presley kept the dance floor thumping and jumping throughout the evening.The rock ‘n roll dancers were brilliant.The Grand Finale was the fireworks display over the gulf.There was plenty of action on the golf course during the day The Gala Dinner and prize presentations was a star-studded glittering affair. Park Jung Chum wins the coveted HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy1 of 59 Jung Chum Park of South Korea with the highest of respect raises the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy.Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya raises 1 million baht for charityMore than 75 golfers raised at least a million baht for children as the Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya held its first charity golf tournament.German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt was the guest of honor for the tourney at the Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club. Seventy-eight golfers competed for the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy and two trophies in the name of H.E. Schmidt and Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome.German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt presents the Ambassador’s trophy to Kampanart Tangamatakul witnessed by President Dieter Barth, Linda Heil, Sarah Chagri and Axel Brauer.Organizer Axel Brauer ensured the event would be a success, saying beforehand that he would raise a minimum of 1 million baht which would be donated to the Human Help Network Foundation (Thailand), Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC), Take Care Kids Foundation and the German Aid Association Thailand e.V. (Deutscher Hilfe Verein e.V.).