Arsenal legend Sol Campbell tells Unai Emery to sign player in the mold of James Milner

first_imgArsenal legend Sol Campbell tells Unai Emery to sign player in the mold of James Milner Arsenal need a player with James Milner’s ‘attitude’, says Sol CampbellSol Campbell has argued that Unai Emery is lacking a player with the ‘attitude’ of James Milner or Ray Parlour in Arsenal’s midfield.The Gunners won their two opening matches in the Premier League against Newcastle and Burnley but have failed to record a victory in their last three games.Though Arsenal’s defence received the brunt of criticism following Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Watford, the side’s weaknesses in midfield have also been glaringly obvious.Granit Xhaka has worn the captain’s armband this season but the Swiss has been widely panned for his performances at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityArsenal legend Campbell believes Emery needs a player in the mold of Milner or Parlour who can set an example for the rest of Arsenal’s squad.‘For me, it’s the controlling of the game. The middle of the park is where they’re lacking,’ the former Arsenal and England centre-back told talkSPORT.‘The steeliness and the balance just isn’t there. It’s the middle of the park, you win or lose a lot of games there.‘You can have a strong back or a strong front, but if you haven’t got a middle that’s really solid, then you have forwards dropping too deep because they’re not getting fed and defenders doing too much. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Sep 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link756Shares Commentcenter_img Campbell thinks Arsenal are lacking in midfield (Picture: Getty)‘You get less attacks against you [with a stronger midfield], because you control the game more and you have the ball more.‘You win second balls and you don’t give silly fouls away. Yes, you’ve got to sort out the back. But in the middle of the park, they’ve got to get someone solid.‘They’ve got to realise the ingredients they need to win in the Premier League. At the moment, the ingredients aren’t right. Unai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:47FullscreenUnai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-sead-kolasinac-preview-frankfurt-match-2008692/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.He added: ‘You look at someone like Milner, the attitude. The Ray Parlour attitude.‘That’s the kind of attitude that Arsenal need.‘The love of football and desire to keep going, I think they’re lacking that. I look at Milner and think we need a little bit of that at Arsenal.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesArsenal kick off their Europa League campaign away to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening and Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have been rested for the clash.‘We are playing now a lot of matches and I want to use different players and also can have some rotation in the first 11 and in the 19 players in the squad,’ Emery explained.‘Sokratis and Mesut they rest this match.‘I prefer after Sunday’s match [for Ozil] to rest and train and to be ready for Sunday [against Aston Villa].’MORE: Paul Scholes hails Mason Greenwood ahead of Manchester United vs Astana Advertisementlast_img read more

UK watchdog seeks power to scrutinise M&A deals after BHS collapse

first_imgShe adds that its ability to access data, through mandatory disclosure from sponsors and trustees, is “inflexible” at times.“It could be useful to consider whether a more flexible information-gathering power, along with a general duty on parties to cooperate with the regulator, would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our information gathering,” she writes.Titcomb’s call for TPR to be involved in M&A activity seemed to fall short of mandating that such deals receive approval from the regulator before they can proceed.Stressing the “vital role” of M&A activity to the UK economy, Titcomb said such transactions were time-sensitive.However, she did propose that TPR be privy to future discussions of M&A activity where the pension fund is a significant debtor due to its funding level.“We can see a case for a more targeted solution such as imposing a requirement to involve TPR in certain circumstances – for example, where there is significant underfunding, and/or the transaction puts the security of the scheme at risk,” she writes. “Further work would be needed to determine how such a requirement could work in practice, in particular on where the onus for notifying TPR might lie.”Titcomb also questions whether trustee boards should be given the power to be the “first line of defence” and able to request further information from corporate sponsors in the event of a merger.The UK has previously considered giving trustees an increased role in scrutinising merger deals, consulting on the matter in 2012. The UK’s pensions regulator has asked for greater powers in the wake of the collapse of BHS, suggesting it should be involved in merger and acquisition (M&A) talks where a pension scheme is significantly underfunded.Lesley Titcomb, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator (TPR), also raised the possibility of the watchdog’s having to grant pre-clearance to certain M&A activity.She conceded, however, that any such deals were usually time sensitive, and that pursuing such an approach would have “significant” resource and budget implications.Writing to Frank Field – the Labour party chair of the work and pensions select committee, which is investigating the collapse of BHS and the impact on its pension funds – Titcomb argues that access to information is crucial to the regulator’s work.last_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ swim team places second at PVC championships

first_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 BANGOR — Second place at the Penobscot Valley Conference Class B swimming championships felt like a win for the Ellsworth boys’ swim team.On Friday at Husson University, the Ellsworth boys took first in seven of 12 events and broke six records: three team records, two PVC records as well as a pool record set back in 1988.Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said winning the championship runner-up plaque was a “joyful surprise” because of the team’s small size. The close team scores announced throughout the meet kept Ellsworth’s rank in the standings a mystery until late in the evening.“It was only at the very end did we find out EHS had placed second in team scores,” Goodman said. “All I can say is I am very, very proud of all the swimmers and their performance.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth boys placed second with 227 points. Bangor won with 274.5 points, and Mount Desert Island placed third with 215.“The boys kept pressing toward their best effort and times during the entire meet against stiff competition,” Goodman said of his team. “Especially against the much larger teams of Bangor and MDI.”All eight Ellsworth boys’ swimmers qualified for the State Championships scheduled for Saturday at the University of Maine-Orono.For the girls, who competed on Saturday, Ellsworth placed 10th of 15 teams. Eight of the Ellsworth girls earned a top-12 ribbon, and seven qualified for the state meet scheduled for Monday at UMO.For the boys, Ellsworth’s first place-finishers included:200-yard medley relay: Talor Hamilton (backstroke), Hayden Sattler (breaststroke), Sam Alvarado (butterfly) and Cooper Holmes (freestyle) in 1:41.73 (team record).50-yard freestyle: Talor Hamilton in 21.46 (team, PVC record).100-yard butterfly: Cooper Holmes in 54.89.100-yard freestyle: Talor Hamilton in 47.28 (team, PVC and pool record).500-yard freestyle: Sam Alvarado in 4:59.77.100-yard backstroke: Cooper Holmes in 55.70.400-yard freestyle relay: Sam Alvarado, Hayden Sattler, Cooper Holmes and Talor Hamilton in 3:24.97.Other top finishers for the Ellsworth boys included:200-yard freestyle: Sam Alvarado, fourth place in 1:55.81; Brian Whalley, ninth in 2:09.78.100-yard butterfly: Austin Baron, sixth in 1:03.98.500-yard freestyle: Brian Whalley, 10th in 6:02.72.200-yard freestyle relay: Austin Baron, Jack Mckechnie, Valter Moller and Brian Whalley, fifth in 1:48.06100-yard breaststroke: Hayden Sattler, second in 1:03.73; Austin Baron, fourth in 1:10.00.For the girls, Ellsworth’s top finishers included:200-yard medley relay: Leah Stevens, Katie Walton, Jessica Cohen and Haley Sattler, eighth in 2:17.64.200-yard freestyle: Jessica Cohen, 11th in 2:19.61.50-yard freestyle: Leah Stevens, 10th in 29.14.100-yard freestyle: Jessica Cohen, fourth in 1:01.62.200-yard freestyle relay: Rebeckah Trowbridge, Kira Kennedy, Kaitlyn Britt and Haley Sattler, 11th in 2:23.13.100-yard backstroke: Leah Stevens, 12th in 1:14.78.400-yard freestyle relay: Leah Stevens, Katie Walton, Madie Young and Jessica Cohen, eighth in 4:38.38. Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

Florida man breaks into home and makes himself breakfast

first_imgA Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a resident’s home and began making himself breakfast.The incident was reported Tuesday around 4:00 am.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the resident told them that he woke up to find the  suspect in his kitchen making breakfast. When the suspect noticed the resident, he then told the resident to “go back to bed.”The resident then contacted the police and the suspect fled the scene.Authorities were able to track down the suspect in a wooded area behind the home. The suspect has since been identified as 19-year-old Gavin Crim.It was reported that Crim, who is a Marine, entered the home through an unlocked backdoor. Authorities believe that the alcohol may have been involved.last_img