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Ray Parlour reveals Dwight Yorke’s reaction to Igor Stepanovs’ nightmare against Man Utd

first_imgRay 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 Advertisementlast_img read more

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IT’S OVER! DONEGAL GROUP ADMITS IT HAS LOST PROPERTY TAX BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN

first_imgONE OF the leading groups campaigning against home taxes has admitted it has lost its boycott campaign.Can’t Pay Won’t Pay has said that it recognises that the boycott of the Property Tax has failed to attract sufficient numbers to remain viable.It says the campaign will now switch to one calling for the Property Tax to be abolished. This is the same position espoused by Sinn Fein. “We believe that a strong boycott of the Property Tax could have made it uncollectible, but unfortunately we were unable to convince home owners that it was possible. The powers given to the Revenue and the relentless media campaign demoralised many into thinking there was no point.” said CPWP spokesperson Michéal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“Our Steering Committee has met and decided that, while individually we will all continue to resist registration, we have to accept that too many have registered to make the boycott still viable. We will stand in solidarity with those who simply will not be able to afford to pay this unfair tax, bearing in mind that as many as a fifth of those who have registered have chosen to kick the can down the road by sticking it on their credit cards.“While we welcome support from others who will refuse to register before July 1st deadline, we must now state clearly that we see no prospect of winning the campaign at this stage through continuation of the boycott.“Those of us who will continue to hold out fully understand those who felt they had no choice but to register. Many who support our stance have contacted us to tell us that they have only very reluctantly paid up and are angry and frustrated. They feel betrayed by the political parties who either supported the Property Tax or failed to back the people who took a principled stand against it. “The Property Tax remains a hugely unpopular and controversial tax. People have only registered because of the threat of deduction at source and fear of falling foul of the Revenue and not because they support this tax. Public anger will only grow as people are asked to pay double the amount in only six months time and as the tax rises year on year. We will continue to campaign for the abolition of this hated tax.”“The Property Tax is only one strand of our campaign against austerity taxes. We will soon be faced with water charges. Can’t Pay Won’t Pay will be organising a boycott of water charges and will obstruct the installation of water meters where possible. We will also continue to support Septic Tank owners who will face inspections and the prospect of punitive costs for any modifications recommended by inspectors.” IT’S OVER! DONEGAL GROUP ADMITS IT HAS LOST PROPERTY TAX BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN was last modified: June 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IT’S OVER! CAMPAIGN GROUP ADMITS IT HAS LOST PROPERTY TAX BOYCOTT CAMPAIGNlast_img read more

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