Sokratis Papastathopoulos slams his red card decision after Arsenal’s defeat to Rennes

first_imgAdvertisement Sokratis Papastathopoulos slams his red card decision after Arsenal’s defeat to Rennes Sokratis was sent off before half-time as Arsenal crashed to a defeat against Rennes (BPI/REX)Sokratis Papastathopoulos is unhappy with his red card in Arsenal’s defeat to Rennes and has described the decision to send him off as ‘very bad’.The Gunners took an early lead through Alex Iwobi but were reduced to 10 men before half time as the Greek centre-back was dismissed for a second yellow card.Rennes managed to equalise before the break and struck twice in the second half to seal a 3-1 win in the first leg of their Europa League tie.But Sokratis believes referee Ivan Kruzliak would not have sent him off if he had been assisted by VAR.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Of course we are disappointed because the first half we started to play good, we had control of the game but after the decision of the referee changed the game,’ said Sokratis. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 1:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Sokratis says the decision was ‘very bad’ (AFP/Getty Images)‘It is difficult to play with 10 players. I think the referee gave me two easy yellow cards. Both were too easy.‘The first, I didn’t touch him and the second is too easy, you know? In the end, 3-1, we need to score two goals at home and I think we can do it.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‘He [Kruzliak] has to explain to us. For this, sometimes it is better if they put in VAR and this helps the referee a little bit more.‘The decision was very bad. Both of these two were not a yellow.‘Of course, with the VAR there, yes [I wouldn’t have been sent off]. I don’t criticise the referee but maybe if the VAR is coming, it can help. He can make mistakes, like we can.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Institutional investors must get better grasp of dealing costs, says CEM

first_imgThe firm said its international study was one of the most detailed ever done on the subject and gave an indication of the overall size of these costs for the first time.John Simmonds, UK principal at CEM Benchmarking, said: “Transaction costs make up a significant part of the investment costs incurred by institutional asset owners.”Where individual asset owners sat in the range of transaction costs revealed in the study depended on asset mix, volumes of trades, estimates of spreads – or simply whether they were paying more or less than others for similar activities.“These criteria are all possible to monitor and manage as part of regular cost assessment, so institutional investors need to better understand these costs and the factors that drive them,” Simmonds said.He added that there had been a push for cost transparency around the world, but getting the data was the first and hardest part of this effort. “What comes next is a comparison with others on a sensible basis to determine if those costs are reasonable,” he said.Data from the regulator in the Netherlands – which places a particular emphasis on cost efficiency – showed that, in 2017, schemes spent an average 38.5bps on asset management costs. However, this ranged from 9bps to 162bps across the 231-fund sample.Similarly, transaction costs averaged 9bps, but ranged from 1bps to 40bps. Asset owners need to understand the material nature of transaction costs to their overall investment bills, according to a new study by CEM Benchmarking.In a report on the impact of transaction costs among large asset owners around the world, the data and analysis company found that transaction-related charges made up an average of 24% of the total cost of investing.Across its sample of 19 pension funds and sovereign wealth funds running more than €2.2trn, asset owners paid an average 86.3 basis points for investments, of which 20.2bps on average went to transaction costs.This was around the same level as performance fees and about half that of base manager fees or internal management costs, CEM Benchmarking said.last_img read more

San Francisco looks to sweep BYU

first_imgSan Francisco looks to sweep BYU SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Jake Toolson, Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, Alex Barcello and Dalton Nixon have collectively accounted for 73 percent of Brigham Young’s scoring this season. For San Francisco, Charles Minlend, Jamaree Bouyea, Jimbo Lull and Jordan Ratinho have collectively accounted for 63 percent of all San Francisco scoring, including 66 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Cougars have scored 83.4 points per game across 10 conference games, an improvement from the 76.4 per game they managed in non-conference play.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Childs has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Brigham Young field goals over the last five games. Childs has 46 field goals and 18 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Cougars are 13-0 when they hold opposing teams to 70 points or fewer and 5-7 when opponents exceed 70 points. The Dons are 10-0 when converting on at least 75 percent of its free throws and 6-9 when they shoot worse than that from the line.STREAK SCORING: Brigham Young has won its last 10 home games, scoring an average of 85.1 points while giving up 63.9. February 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSan Francisco (16-9, 5-5) vs. Brigham Young (18-7, 7-3)Marriott Center, Provo, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Brigham Young seeks revenge on San Francisco after dropping the first matchup in San Francisco. The teams last played each other on Jan. 25, when the Dons shot 54.5 percent from the field while limiting Brigham Young’s shooters to just 51.7 percent on the way to an 83-82 victory.center_img DID YOU KNOW: Brigham Young as a team has made 10.6 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Division I teams. The Cougars have averaged 12.6 3-pointers per game over their last five games.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press last_img read more