DTC strategy swells UK and European profits

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Bournemouth stars Callum Wilson, Joshua King and Ryan Fraser can hurt Arsenal, says Ray Parlour

first_imgBournemouth stars Callum Wilson, Joshua King and Ryan Fraser can hurt Arsenal, says Ray Parlour Ray Parlour does not want to see Arsenal ignore the attacking threat of Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Arsenal must be wary of Bournemouth’s attacking threats when they host Eddie Howe’s side on Sunday, according to Ray Parlour.The Gunners should walk out at The Emirates in buoyant mood after a team that included a number of youngsters beat Standard Liege 4-0 in an impressive Europa League victory.Arsenal are unbeaten in all competitions since losing 3-1 to Liverpool in the Premier League at the end of August but former Gunner Parlour believes they cannot afford to underestimate the Cherries. Emery’s side haven’t lost in the league since August (Picture: Getty)‘They have been very good, Bournemouth,’ Parlour told the Daily Echo.ADVERTISEMENT‘They would have been disappointed to go out of the Carabao Cup but other than that they’ve had a great start with some really good wins against Everton and Southampton.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Eddie has done so well. Attacking-wise, going forward they have very exciting players.‘Callum Wilson, Joshua King and Ryan Fraser, you have so many people to pick from there.‘Eddie always does a great job and Bournemouth are a very well-established Premier League side now, which is a real positive for Bournemouth fans.’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 5 Oct 2019 3:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo 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 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/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.‘It’s all about investment. It’s all about trying to bring in the right players at the right time,’ Parlour added.‘I know certain clubs can spend more money than others but [Bournemouth] ought to be positive. They have a good, young squad of players.‘They have started well in the Premier League this season and have got to keep continuing.‘Philip Billing was a good signing. He has big physical power in that midfield.‘Lewis Cook is an excellent player as well and has been in the England squad, which is a testament for Bournemouth and Lewis.‘Jefferson Lerma is an excellent player and was a very big signing for Bournemouth at the time.‘They are all very good and all good clubs have a lot of competition in midfield.‘It’s certainly a good sign for Bournemouth to have good competition in that area.’MORE: Hugo Lloris rushed to hospital after gruesome injury during Spurs clash with Brighton Advertisement Eddie Howe has been Bournemouth manager since 2012 (Picture: Getty)Bournemouth currently sit eighth in the Premier League table but due to the congested nature of the standings are just a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal.But Parlour reckons the Cherries are not far off joining their opponents on Sunday in the higher echelons of English football. Advertisementlast_img read more

Oh the things I would do to get this cardboardstyle Nintendo

first_imgNintendo is building on its strange but wonderful cardboard Labo platform with some sweet Mario Kart integration and a truly fabulous limited edition Switch with a faux-cardboard finish. It really is just the greatest thing and I would do terrible things to have it. Unfortunately some smart kid will probably get it, because you have to win it by designing something cool with Labo.So, first the Mario Kart stuff. If you have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch, and you really should because it’s excellent, you can now use the Toy-Con (buildable with the Labo Variety Kit) as a sort of real-world controller. You twist the right “handlebar” to accelerate and rotate the whole thing to turn.This is the first game to get its own special Labo support, but the company says more are on the way. Splatoon 2, perhaps?If you’re a creative type and you have a Labo set, you’re in luck. There are two new contests you can enter, and entry puts you in the running to win the amazing neutral-colored Switch shown up top. I really don’t know why I love it so much, but I do. And if you do too, you should enter. (If you’re in the U.S. or Canada. Sorry, world.)The first challenge is to create a musical instrument with the Toy-Con pieces and “craft materials.” You’ll have to document its creation and show it working on video; it’ll be judged on “Quality, Creativity, Spirit, and Sound.” Caps Nintendo’s.The second challenge is to create a game or game-like experience using Toy-Con Garage. Same judgment categories as before, minus Sound.There will be one grand prize winner and four runners up per contest. Grand prize is that amazing Switch (approximate retail value $1,000?!), plus a cool (?) Labo jacket. Runners up get a pair of cardboard style Joy-Cons and a jacket. Respectable.If you’ve been looking for a reason to pick up that Labo kit again or use some random pieces you never tried, this is surely that reason. Now get to work!last_img read more