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Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at Arsenal

first_img Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at Arsenal The winger has made an unspectacular start to life at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Lille sporting director Luis Campos has no doubt Nicolas Pepe will succeed at Arsenal and has revealed the lengths the winger goes to in order to perfect his game.Pepe became Arsenal’s club-record signing this summer when he completed a £72million move to the Emirates from Lille, though he has only scored once – from the penalty spot – for his new club.Although the Ivorian has not quite lived up to his price tag so far, Campos says his hard work and willingness to improve are reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo and has backed him to come good. ‘I remember working with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe: they know everything about football. Mbappe knew all the results of the second division in France.‘Nicolas Pepe is like that. He’s another example of the importance of a player liking football.‘After a game he watches the whole game again two times, to make himself more perfect.’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 CityCampos has bought and sold some incredible talents during his time at Monaco and Lille – such as Bernardo Silva and Anthony Martial – though says Fabinho is the one he is most proud of.He continued: ‘I remember I went to the Copa Sao Paulo [Junior Football Competition] to see Fluminense who had a top team, some very good players. Now heʼs champion of Europe. It’s amazing. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Oct 2019 10:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Advertisement Full Screencenter_img Campos bought Pepe from Angers before selling him on to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘In my opinion one of the characteristics of a top, top player is that they like football,’ Campos told Sky Sports when asked about Pepe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Comment 1 min. story Campos signed Fabinho when he was at Real Madrid and again at Monaco (Picture: Getty)‘I went to Brazil to watch Fluminese because they had some good players, they played Paulinia, the first team of Fabinho.‘Paulinia lost three or four-nil. I went there to see Fluminese players, but in the end I signed Fabinho. The talent is forever there, and sometimes you have an early opportunity.’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 PLAY Advertisementlast_img read more

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Land in demand at North Shore

first_imgAndrew Astorquia, Stockland North Shore Project Director, pictured inside the sales office. Picture: Shae Beplate.NORTH Shore has released new land to the market as demand for homes in the masterplanned community continues.Following the recent Pasco release selling out they have now offered more land to buyers in their Tilbrook release.There is land from 560sq m to 684sq m with wide frontages starting at $165,000.Stockland is also trying to make it more affordable to build a home rather than buy by offering $10,000 off all residential lots across their Queensland communities until March 3.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020At North Shore there is also help available with the construction process, with up to $5000 available in bonuses from a selection of Stockland’s building partners including kitchen upgrades, solar packages, automation systems and landscaping.The builders at North Shore have also teamed up with Stockland to offer up to $15,000 in building bonuses and discounts on land to help sweeten the deal for new homebuyers. Stockland North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said the savings would make buying a new home even more affordable for a full spectrum of customers, from first home buyers to families and downsizers.“Our communities are known for their value for money, focus on health and wellbeing and access to amenities including shops, schools, medical services, playgrounds and parks and transport and employment hubs,” he said.“We are pleased to offer homebuyers even more value with our Home Sweeter Home campaign including a saving of $10,000 off all North Shore lots plus a range of bonuses from participating builders.“The builder bonuses offer fantastic savings across a range of areas including kitchen upgrades, appliance discounts and fencing.”Eligible buyers can also gain the State Government’s first homeowners $15,000 grant.last_img read more

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Burden on grandparents raising children: ‘I had to leave my job’

first_imgNZ Herald 7 September 2016Family First Comment: The usual list of suspects – drug and alcohol abuse, family breakdown……“Drug addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect, struggling parents and alcohol abuse are the most common reasons children end up in their grandparent’s care.”Terry Kopu has taken care of her great grandson since he was lifted from a home of drinking, violence and neglect when he was six weeks old.Her story is similar to the majority of the 1350 grandparents surveyed by charitable trust Grandparents Raising Grandchildren who released a report today. Drug addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect, struggling parents and alcohol abuse are the most common reasons children end up in their grandparent’s care.Researcher Liz Gordon said the grandparents and great-grandparents get huge love and joy from their grandchildren, but the costs are great.The children are not easy children, there are often P babies, fetal alcohol babies, the victims of physical and sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress and other issues Gordon said.“Unless they are reasonably well-off and have one, two or more spare bedrooms, the arrival of the grandchildren has immediate impacts on the family – not enough resources, not enough space. Some grandparents find themselves sleeping on their couch.”The families vary greatly in ages from 35 to over 85. The report found most of the families are worse off financially as they drop work to take care of the child. Two-thirds of the families were on or below the poverty line and 74 per cent suffered from health issues Gordon said.“The grandparents often face ongoing sacrifices to deal with the health and education needs of the children, all the time their own health may be getting worse, their retirement savings disappear and they have to give up work, change jobs or reduce hours to meet the needs of the children.”CYFS have been very involved with many of these children, Gordon said, but grandparents have many criticisms of the organisation. Usually for urging the families to get custody, then closing the case and leaving very needy children without support.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11704830last_img read more

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‘FC Hollywood’ nickname back to haunt Bayern

first_img– Star tantrums –Mueller moaned about being benched when Bayern won at Werder Bremen last month, saying: “I don’t know exactly which qualities the coach wants to see, but mine don’t seem to be 100 percent in demand.”Then Ribery hurled his shirt in a rage after being substituted in the 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht and Robben slammed Bayern’s performance after the Belgians played for 80 minutes with 10 men.Lewandowski criticised the club’s conservative spending policy, making the point they risk being left behind by their European rivals, in a thinly-disguised attack on chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeness.Ancelotti’s situation has been further hampered by the loss of Manuel Neuer — out until January with a fractured foot — and replacement goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has yet to impress.Unless results pick up, the German media will be asking how much time Ancelotti has left, especially if Bayern lose heavily in Paris.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich play Paris Saint-Germain away in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the old ‘FC Hollywood’ nickname having returned to haunt the Bavarian giants.In the 1990s, Bayern earned the ‘FC Hollywood’ tag when the off-field antics of stars like Lothar Matthaeus and Jurgen Klinsmann made the headlines as much as the team’s success on the pitch.Even the coach got in on the act when Giovanni Trapattoni famously exploded in rage at his players’ performances during a press conference.Since Ottmar Hitzfeld steered Bayern to the 2001 Champions League title, the moniker has been redundant, but recent events, combined with below-par results, have seen it reappear in the German media.A shock 2-0 Bundesliga defeat at Hoffenheim, then last Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg when Bayern threw away a two-goal lead, have not helped coach Carlo Ancelotti with his team now third in the table.The Italian has been criticised on all sides.The behaviour and comments of stars Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery or Robert Lewandowski has added to the simmering tension.last_img read more

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SANTA YSABEL STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 4, 2017

first_img-30- JERRY HOLLENDORFER, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “She’s been coming along quite well, we’re real happy with her. She didn’t get away great today, but we’ll fix that.“Yes, the Santa Anita Oaks is our next point race. It’s a perfect progression.“We have a very talented filly and we’d like to look at the Kentucky Oaks. We like to take one step at a time. We’d like to go for the Santa Anita Oaks, and if we win or do well, then we’ll try to go to Kentucky.“It’s a great honor to be considered the front-runner for the Kentucky Oaks. We’re blessed to have good horses so I feel really grateful to have a horse like Unique Bella and equally as grateful for Songbird last year.“We’re just trying to do our best and she’s rewarding us.“I don’t have any thoughts about running her against the boys, but some other folk’s do I guess.“When I saw her come into the lane I felt that she was waiting on horses a little bit. Mike had to wave the stick at her a little but she responded right away. I wasn’t too worried.“I was wondering if Mike would stay on the rail or get out in the open and he chose to get out in the open.“I hope they don’t have to match up this year (Songbird and Unique Bella.) I had enough match up with Beholder. That was a pretty good match-up.”             MIKE SMITH, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “It was pretty eventful. Sometimes you just stay out of the way of the good ones and they’ll run for you. That’s pretty much what I did today…I was blessed enough to be able to lead my way out.” JOE TALAMO, ABEL TASMAN, SECOND: “Turning for home I had a lot of horse under me. Hats off to the winner, what a special filly she is, because like I said I really had a lot of horse and we had a beautiful trip. The winner broke a little slow which I was happy to see. I was so proud of my filly. I think she’s definitely going to move forward from here.” NOTES: The winning owner, Carlos Heller of Don Alberto Stable, resides in Lexington, KY.center_img TRAINER QUOTES FERNANDO DIAZ-VALDES, RACING MANAGER FOR DON ALBERTO STABLE, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “When we got to the stretch Mike told me he was looking around but when he asked her she immediately answered. It was a little slow. I would think the pace would have been a little bit faster. I was expecting more speed. Finally, it’s one step closer with what we want to do with her. I think Santa Anita Oaks for sure.” JOCKEY QUOTES last_img read more

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