first_imgFamily and friends will be advised of a private memorial gathering and funeral service for Raymond P. Becker, Sr., 85, a long-time resident of Bloomingburg, N.Y. He passed away March 25 at the Staten Island University Hospital, located at Staten Island, New York. The son of Joseph and Helen Becker, he was born in Guttenberg, New Jersey, on October 16, 1932. Raymond was a member of the military police while serving four years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he became a police officer with the North Bergen Police Department from which he retired in 1986. He was predeceased by his wife of forty-four years, Louise Nacca Becker, who passed away on March 27, 2003, and his daughter Lois R. Tompkins, who passed away on Oct. 30, 2006. Survivors include his children, Raymond Becker Jr. and his wife, Debbie of Ridgefield, Joseph Becker of Staten Island, N.Y., Ellen Berg of Albany, N.Y., James Becker and his partner, Jim Branden of Staten Island, N.Y. and Michael Becker of Norfolk, Va.; his grandchildren, Victoria, William, Charles, Bryan, Rena, Erika and Luke; his great-grandchild Desmond; and many nieces, nephews and valued friends. In accordance with his wishes, Raymond’s remains were cremated and his ashes will be interred with his wife, Louise, in the Bloomingburg, N.Y. cemetery.last_img read more

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 match 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