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Unai Emery needs time at Arsenal despite ‘baffling’ Liverpool tactics – Robbie Fowler

Advertisement Advertisement James GraySunday 15 Sep 2019 4:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link219Shares Commentcenter_img Unai Emery is starting to feel some pressure at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Robbie Fowler believes Arsenal must give Unai Emery more time before judging his worth as a manager.The Gunners have made a stuttering start to the season with a defeat to Liverpool and a pulsating draw with Tottenham to leave them seventh in the Premier League table.Ex-Gunner Alan Smith has claimed that the players have struggled to assimilate the system he is trying to implement, but Fowler believes time is the key.‘There have been whispers of the players not ‘getting him’ or understanding his tactics, but I think you’ve seen enough already from him to believe he can get it right there,’ Fowler told the Mirror.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 City‘There are problems, obviously. Even I was baffled by his tactics at Anfield. They could have lost 7-1 there, because they were taken apart in a spell after half-time.‘Yet they got to the Europa League final in his first season, and he’s putting together a decent side, with an incredible attack.’Arsenal smashed their club record signing to bring in Nicolas Pepe over the summer to join an attacking corps that already boasts the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and the enigmatic Mesut Ozil.The Gunners defence has been strengthened too by David Luiz and Kieran Tierney, although the latter is still recovering from a hip injury, and Fowler knows that teams can take time to gel.‘I think he’s a coach who likes to create a different plan for each team he faces, and that can be a learning process for some players,’ Fowler added.‘Yet Jurgen Klopp does that too. Watch Liverpool closely, and they tweak their tactics each game, to exploit weakness in the opposition.‘Emery is a manager who can cope with egos and get the best from players. I remember when he took Klopp’s side apart in the second half of the 2016 Europa League final, with a brilliant tweak of his tactics.‘He’s also managed some big clubs, and been headhunted by some of the biggest. He has quality – but he is in a league where there are some of the very best managers in the world.‘In fact, I look at the likes of Barca, Bayern and even Real Madrid, and I wonder if their coaches are not quite at the level of the likes of Guardiola, Klopp, and Pochettino at the moment.‘So I’d rather wait and see what Emery can do at Arsenal, rather than jump on this bandwagon which is already killing him off with the season four games old.’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 Unai Emery needs time at Arsenal despite ‘baffling’ Liverpool tactics – Robbie Fowler read more

Gold Coast renovation produces the goods

first_img39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“This is the second property we’ve done in the area. “The first one was on Fifth Avenue,” she said.The couple fell in love with the area 14 years ago and have no plans to move.Mrs Peard said designing, building and living in the Fourteenth Ave home had given them abundant joy. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.COASTAL with a modern twist is how Kristy Peard describes the house she built with her husband Andrew at Palm Beach.Mrs Peard, an interior designer who also holds a Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, created the concept for the home while Mr Peard, a builder, put it all together. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.The two-year project was not all plain sailing, however, as they manoeuvred their way around the existing house, literally building the new dwelling on top of it. “We built the back of the block first and lived in the master and third bedroom and also in the little old house that was already there,” Mrs Peard, who runs Colour And Detail interior design, said. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“This is what we do — we obviously love it,” she said.“What we have achieved out of this house is pretty amazing.“It’s coastal with a modern twist. We kept the ceilings quite high to give it that feel, and it has a lot of character. The VJ boards we’ve used as a feature but not so much a coloured feature but a textured one. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“Then we built the new roof over the existing home so we could live in it. We were able to do so because our ceilings are 4.5m high. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“They are quite dramatic with exposed rafters and beams. Everyone who walks in and says ‘wow’ when they see them.” 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“I like weatherboard and the older look compared to the render. It has a really lovely feel to it when you walk in. The solid timber floors are amazing, and the louvres are designed so a beautiful breeze flows through the house. “An L-shape design is meant to be one of the best for airflow and it worked out perfectly for this block which is triangular.” 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.And if living in a building site for two years was hard enough, the couple were also raising their two children who at the time were five and two years old. However, it hasn’t daunted the pair to start over and they are selling the house on Fourteenth Ave so they can begin a new project in the area. last_img read more

Too Much Sport

first_imgA couple of days ago, I talked about being a kid and enjoying the month of May. Today kids often do not have the chance to do this. If they are out for a spring sport, I can bet at least one coach is on their back about a fall or winter sport. The soccer coach wants them playing club soccer, the basketball coach wants them playing AAU basketball, and the football coach is screaming to get in the weight room. If I were running the IHSAA or any other state organization, I would ban this practice. I know one drawback of this, and that is a kid would probably pick one sport and not play year round. That is not what I want. I want the kid to be a kid and enjoy him/herself and have some fun. For 95+% of the kids, high school is their last chance at competitive team sports, so why the push for year-round participation in just one? I am sure the kid is the last one who wants this. A lot of the time, it is not the coach, either. It is the parent who thinks his kid is the next LeBron James or Serena Williams. The parent is doing most of the pushing. For every 50 kids participating in a sport this spring, one or two might star in college and only a few more than that can even make a college team. Put a limit on a sport in terms of a season length and ban out-of-season participation. Allow each sport some time in summer for open practice and go from there. I doubt if college sports or pro sports will stop as a result of this.last_img read more

Liverpool unhappy with England after Jordan Rossiter injured with Under-19s

first_imgLiverpool are less than impressed with England Under-19s’ handling of Jordan Rossiter after the midfielder returned from international duty injured. Press Association Rossiter’s injury rules him out of Saturday’s trip to Tottenham for Klopp’s first match in charge denies him the chance to stake his claim immediately under the new manager. Gomez’s treatment by England Under-21s has also been questioned after coach Gareth Southgate on Thursday expressed his shock at the severity of the injury – the defender is likely to be sidelined for nine months – having said immediately after the match they thought the teenager was okay and it was “nothing too serious”. Klopp also has captain Jordan Henderson (foot), Christian Benteke (hamstring) and Roberto Firmino (back) unavailable at the moment as he finalises preparations for his Premier League debut. The Football Association declined to comment on individual players’ injuries. center_img In another blow to new manager Jurgen Klopp, who has seen striker Danny Ings and defender Joe Gomez ruled out for several months with knee ligament problems in the last couple of days, the 18-year-old has reported back to the Reds’ Melwood training ground with a hamstring injury. Press Association Sport understands the club are unhappy the youngster, who has made three first-team appearances this season and been involved in the squad throughout, played the full 90 minutes for England Under-19s three times in the space of just five days – the only outfield player to do so. last_img read more

Broward’s Roger Stone Arrives For Sentencing

first_imgAmids shouts of “Traitor!” former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone arrived for sentencing today for lying to Congress and witness tampering.With a number of high-profile acts of clemency from President Trump recently – some are asking if a pardon for is possible. NEW: Roger Stone arrives at a DC courthouse for expected sentencing on his conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress. A few onlookers yelled “Traitor!” at him as entered the building. https://t.co/hQObmjkcfA pic.twitter.com/1QQxwc7jla— ABC News (@ABC) February 20, 2020 Judge Amy Berman Jackson is scheduled to hand down one of the most closely watched sentences of the year, after the president tweeted last week that an initial recommendation by federal prosecutors of 7 to 9 years in prison for Stone was “unfair.” The Justice Department later revised that recommendation to 3 to 4 years, and four prosecutors on the initial recommendation withdrew from the case. Democrats in Congress have called for an investigation.Michael Caputo, a long-time friend of Roger Stone’s and himself a former Trump campaign official, said there are now about 160,000 signatures on a petition calling for a presidential pardon. Trump on Tuesday pardoned financier Michael Milken and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.Stone also may not begin serving his sentence today, but instead he still may get a new trial.last_img read more

On The Beat 10/29/10

first_img Comments Beat writers Brett LoGiurato, Tony Olivero and Andrew John break down what Syracuse needs to do to come away with a victory against Cincinnati. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 29, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img

Syracuse volleyball 2017 schedule released, will face 5 NCAA tournament teams

first_img Published on May 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Syracuse announced its 2017 regular season schedule on Monday afternoon. The 33-game slate begins in late August with four-straight home games. The Orange will play five 2016 NCAA tournament teams over the course of the season.After finishing 7-23 (6-14 Atlantic Coast) in the 2016 season, Syracuse will kick things off in 2017 with home games against Colgate and Siena on Friday, Aug. 25. Niagara and Grand Canyon will be in town the following day to finish SU’s four-game weekend.Syracuse will then travel to Manhattan, Kansas, on Sept. 1 for the Kansas State tournament where it will play Wisconsin, ranked No. 3 in last season’s final coaches poll. The Orange will finish the weekend against the host Wildcats and Arkansas. Over the next two weekends, SU will ride out its nonconference slate in two different tournaments.The Orange will begin ACC play on Sept. 20 with a home game against Boston College. Syracuse is scheduled to play North Carolina, the reigning conference champions, just once during the regular season.Syracuse’s full schedule (conference games in bold):AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m.Siena Aug. 25, 8 p.m.Niagara Aug. 26, 12:30 p.m.Grand Canyon Aug. 26, 8 p.m.Wisconsin Sept. 1, 10 a.m. (Manhattan, Kansas)at Kansas State Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.Arkansas Sept. 2, 11 a.m. (Manhattan, Kansas)at Dartmouth Sept. 8, 8 p.m.Sacred Heart Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. (Hanover, New Hampshire)Iona Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. (Hanover, New Hampshire)Bryant Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m. (Hempstead, New York)Binghamton Sept. 16, 1 p.m. (Hempstead, New York)at Hofstra Sept. 16, 7 p.m.Boston College Sept. 20, 5 p.m.at Pittsburgh Sept. 22, 7 p.m.at Duke Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.at Wake Forest Oct. 1, 1 p.m.Clemson Oct. 6, 7 p.m.Georgia Tech Oct. 8, 1 p.m.at Boston College Oct. 11, 5 p.m.Pittsburgh Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m.at Georgia Tech Oct. 20, 7 p.m.at Clemson Oct. 22, 1 p.m.Virginia Tech Oct. 27, 7 p.m.Virginia Oct. 29, 1 p.m.at North Carolina State Nov. 3, 7 p.m.at North Carolina Nov. 5, 1 p.m.at Florida State Nov. 10, 7 p.m.at Miami Nov. 12, 12 p.m.Wake Forest Nov. 17, 7 p.m.Duke Nov. 19, 1 p.m.Notre Dame Nov. 22, 7 p.m.Louisville Nov. 24, 1 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Afcon 2019: Egypt vs Zimbabwe preview

first_img Source: Goal.com The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday night as hosts Egypt take on Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium in a Group A clash.The Pharaohs qualified by virtue of being tournament hosts, but still played the qualifiers and finished second behind Tunisia in Group J.The seven-time African champions’ preparations have also gone smoothly, having seen off Tanzania and Guinea in warm-up friendlies.Meanwhile it’s back-to-back Afcon appearances for the Warriors after they finished top of qualifying Group G ahead of DR Congo, Liberia and Congo Brazzaville.The Southern African nation’s two warmup matches against Nigeria and Tanzania ended in stalemates.In eight previous clashes with Zimbabwe, Egypt have recorded five wins, two draws and one defeat, the loss coming way back in 1992.Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah will be expected to lead by example on the pitch for the host nation while Zimbabwe will be looking to Khama Billiat to also step up.last_img read more

Manchester City eyeing Kevin-Prince Boateng

first_imgManchester City are ready to make a move for former Tottenham Hotspur flop Kevin-Prince Boateng in the summer.Accoring to TalkSPORT, Roberto Mancini has identified the AC Milan star as one of the men to he needs to help win back the Premier League title next seasonManchester City are 12 points behind rivals Manchester United and Mancini is expected to rebuild significantly for next season.Boateng would provide some added drive in the Citizens midfield alongside Yaya Toure, as he has excellent physical attributes.A move to Manchester City would provide some semblance of redemption for the Ghana international, as his time with Spurs was considered a failure by many.Going to the Etihad Stadium would give him the chance to prove he has what it takes to succeed at a big Premier League club. After the unsuccessful spell at White Hart Lane, Boateng moved to Portsmouth and showed promise, which lead to him securing a surprise move to AC Milan.Were he to make the switch to Manchester City, Kevin-Prince would follow in the footsteps of his brother Jerome, who had an unhappy season at the Etihad Stadium before moving to Bayern Munich.last_img read more

Šetkić in the Semifinals of the ITF Tournament in Greece

first_imgB&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić qualified in the semifinals of the ITF Futures Tournament in Heraklion (Greece), which has a prize of 10.000 dollars.Šetkić, in the quarterfinals defeated Ivan Arenas Gualda from Spain with a result of 6:2, 6:1.The 26 year old tennis player from Sarajevo for the qualification in finals with play against Alexander Ward from Great Britain.(Source: Fena)last_img

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