Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals he was with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him

first_img James GraySunday 15 Sep 2019 10:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Comment Advertisement Watford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo 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 10:54FullscreenWatford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conference 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.‘I remember it. Every coach, every player, every person in football remembers some things,’ Emery added. ‘I remember we drew 2-2 at home and we drew 0-0 away.‘In the last minute the referee did not give us an amazing penalty for the opportunity to win.‘In my way, everything that happened to me is something to learn from, for experience. Sometimes it’s positive, but also negative. I learned from it all.’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 Advertisement Unai Emery and Javi Gracia bumped into each other away from the touchline for once (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery appears to have been mid-conversation with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him.Gracia led Watford to an FA Cup final and their best league finish in more than three decades last season but has failed to win in the Premier League so far this term and the Hornets are bottom of the league with just one point.They will try to improve on that total when they host Arsenal today but they will do so under a new manager after Gracia was dismissed over the international break, coincidentally during a chance meeting with the boss who was preparing to face him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s amazing,’ said Emery.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘I met him, we found each other last week in my town, in Hondarribia, when I was there with my family. I was walking and in front us was Javi Gracia.‘And in the moment we started speaking about our match, we finished it knowing he was sacked. It’s a good story, yes?’Gracia has been replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores, back for his second spell at Watford after leaving under a cloud in May 2016.The former Spain defender has also managed the likes of Valencia, Benfica and Getafe and has come up against Emery before, both in Spain and in England.When Sanchez Flores was Atletico Madrid boss, he took on the now-Arsenal manager in a Europa League quarter-final clash with Valencia in a game Emery has struggled to forget. Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals he was with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked himlast_img read more

Tamara and Rhys from House Rules on why they love Margate

first_img If you could change one thing about your house what would it be? “We live in Margate on the Redcliffe Peninsula. We previously lived closer to the city, and we’d spend every weekend out here wishing we lived here instead. So we just made it happen.” Where do you live and why? What do you love about your suburb? “‘The value is in the land, not the house’. It was like a lightbulb moment at the time, because you get captivated by shiny new houses with fancy fixtures, on tiny pieces of land or in terrible locations, where there isn’t a lot of ability for the value to increase significantly over time. Buying a house is a real balance between what you want now and what is good for the long term.” Tamara and Rhys, Queensland contestants in this year’s series of Houses RulesTamara Grant and Rhys Bennett were the power couple representing Queensland in this year’s Channel 7 series of House Rules. The couple made it to the finals of the show, which finished last month. What is the best piece of property advice anyone has ever given you? If money was no object, what would be your perfect home and where? “Where it sits on our block. It’s smack bang in the middle, so it means we end up with hard to use, wasted space on either side. It will take some creativity to make the most of what we’ve got when we get around to new landscaping.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago “Living on the Peninsula is a dream to us. The city is only a 35-minute drive away, yet you feel like you’re world’s away from everything. It’s a slower pace, the people are friendly and it feels like there is a general appreciation among the community for how beautiful where we live is.” “By the ocean, with enough land for a bit of a farm, but within walking distance of the sea. Our dream home would be made up of multiple buildings, not just everything under the one roof. Of course, there’s a huge emphasis on the word ‘dream’ there.”last_img read more