Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 11:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link167Shares Full Screen Keown responded to Campbell’s advice for Aubameyang (Picture: Stadium Astro/Youtube)Martin Keown responded to Sol Campbell’s advice for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have a ‘serious’ conversation over his Arsenal future by warning the Gunners about handing the striker a bumper new contract. Campbell advised the Gabon international, 31, to work out what the club’s plans are for the next couple of years before committing his future to the Emirates. Keown, however, thinks Arsenal should be wary over offering the attacker big money. He fears Aubameyang will be handed a hefty deal and then fail to live up to the high standards he set – in similar fashion to how Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal career has gone downhill since he signed a £350,000-a-week contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Read More by Metro ‘I hope that Aubameyang is a different type. ‘It may be that he goes, but a quick decision needs to be made this summer.’Campbell had said previously of Aubameyang’s future: ‘He’s got to settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get in.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‘It’s going to come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, right we are looking for x, y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in and I think they’ll push us on to really challenge for the top four or really you never know, the Premiership. ‘He needs to sit down with his people and have a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it goes, he needs almost instant success now.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. SPONSORED Coming Next Read More 1 min. story Skip Ad Comment Martin Keown reacts to Sol Campbell’s ‘serious’ advice for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip 1/1 / About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More ‘Aubameyang is one of those players – of course you want to keep him at the football club,’ Keown told Stadium Astro.‘But you don’t want the Ozil situation that as soon as he signs a bumper deal that he goes into a comfort zone. ‘Something like that happened to Ozil, we lost that player when he signed for all that money every week. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Advertisement
CMC Spencer, the third prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda and the first political leader of the main opposition United People’s Progressive (UPP), said that he was in the process of communicating his position officially to the government. But Spencer, 71, who buried his mother on Thursday, told the Observer Media group that he would not be accepting the award. A statement issued after the weekly Cabinet meeting said that Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has commenced discussions within the Cabinet to award the “erstwhile representative from the St. John’s Rural West Constituency, Mr. Baldwin Spencer, a knighthood during the Independence Celebrations on November 1, 2020”. Spencer, who was first elected to parliament in 1989 and was re-elected during five consecutive elections thereafter or up until 2018, when he retired from elective politics, served as Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former prime minister Baldwin Spencer has reportedly turned down an offer of a knighthood that would have been awarded on November 1 during this year’s independence celebrations. Information Minister Melford Nicholas told reporters that the discussions, which are taking place through the Office of the Attorney General, have already started and “once we have concluded those, the official nomination will be consideration, and hopefully it could be as soon as this year’s independence celebrations”.
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A 23-year-old Yorkshire golfer who is helping to change the image of the game, was named last night as England Golf’s Young Ambassador of the Year, awarded in association with the Golf Foundation.Liam Ridgill is the 2018 club captain at Drax Golf Club, near Selby, and his contribution to his club and to modernising the image of the sport was honoured at the England Golf Awards, sponsored by Bridgestone.Guests at the glittering, black tie event at the Royal Lancaster London applauded Ridgill, who uses his professional skills in marketing and IT to drive his club forward.“It’s fantastic to be recognised,” said Ridgill. “But I only do what I do for the love of the club and the members and the guys I play golf with. It’s as much an award for them as for me.”The judges recognised his enthusiasm, professionalism and innovative approach to attract people to the game and commented on his captaincy: “This is a great achievement that shatters the preconceived idea of golf only being for middle aged gents.”Ridgill, the youngest-ever captain at Drax and one of the youngest in the country, is delighted to be changing perceptions around golf, saying: “There’s this historical stigma around golf that it’s for people who are retired but it’s a good sport for everyone to be involved in.”Ridgill first started playing golf at eight and was introduced to the sport by his grandad, who is a founder member of Drax – and who has steadfastly refused to be captain, even declining an invitation to be his grandson’s vice!After a break to try other sports he returned to golf aged 14 and, before long, was junior captain. Next, he became involved with the club committee when he was 19, taking responsibility for promoting Drax via social media and its website.Successful promotions have included an offer to new members of 15 months’ membership for the price of 12 if they joined within a three-month period. This attracted 16 new members this winter.One of Ridgill’s aims as captain is to build up the junior section and to retain players in their late teens and early 20s. Initiatives at the club to support this include student and intermediate memberships, while each adult member is given two associate junior memberships for children or grandchildren.And what’s special about Drax Golf Club? “It’s the members,” said Ridgill. “We’re a tight-knit club and you get to know everyone. We’ve got a great set of members and we all pull together. It’s a strong community.”The runners-up for Young Ambassador of the Year were Megan Field of Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Warwickshire, Jessica Pinnell of Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Warwickshire and Georgina Wrixon of Ashley Wood Golf Club, Dorset.Caption: Liam Ridgill (right) was presented with his award by Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, (centre) watched by event host Dan Walker. 22 Feb 2018 Liam, 23, is England Golf’s Young Ambassador of the Year Tags: Award, Liam Ridgill, Young Ambassador of the Year