10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

first_imgSuns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury MOST READ “Unlucky is a different thing than ridiculous,” Mourinho said. “And after that Tottenham has the game in their hands.”It was a damaging defeat for Mourinho’s team, with Manchester City allowed to surge 15 points clear of its second-place neighbor by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0.United was second-best all night in front of a Premier League record 81,978 fans at English soccer’s national stadium, which is Tottenham’s temporary home while a new venue is being built at White Hart Lane.Tottenham set the tone with its explosive start, producing the third fastest goal since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.After the kickoff, Jan Vertonghen’s high, long pass from inside his own half reached Harry Kane who headed to Dele Alli and the midfielder flicked the ball across for Eriksen to finish.ADVERTISEMENT “We prepare that situation,” Pochettino said, “… and give the signal to the opposition that we want to play in the opposition half and dominate the game and put pressure on them.”United should have been more alert, based on its preparations.“After kickoff is ridiculous, especially ridiculous because the players they watched it before, we analyze opponents,” Mourinho said. “The players knew the long ball, they knew Harry Kane normally he is already inside, before the kickoff, he is already inside the opponent. We knew everything and then we don’t press the ball.”Mourinho broke down United’s shortcomings in detail.“One mistake, we don’t clean the ball in the air,” he said. “Second mistake, we don’t win the second ball on the ground. Third mistake, we don’t cover the fullback inside when Eriksen comes. Four mistakes.”It was timed at only 0.1 seconds slower than Alan Shearer’s 10.4-second goal in 2003 for Newcastle against Manchester City. Tottenham does hold the record, with Ledley King netting after 9.9 seconds at Bradford in 2000.“One of the criticisms of ourselves over the last couple of weeks was our slow starts, it was something we wanted to improve on and we definitely did today,” Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier said. “We were in control of the game from beginning to end, we came out and pressed them and didn’t give them any time. They suffered under it.”For a Tottenham side that couldn’t even beat fourth-tier Newport in the FA Cup on Saturday — drawing 1-1 — beating United so convincingly reasserted its top-four credentials.Tottenham is two points outside the Champions League places in fifth, and heads to third-place Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool felt the full force of Tottenham’s formidable counterattacking potency in October when Juergen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 at Wembley but inconsistency has proved costly.“You can win a game if you’re ready to fight,” Pochettino said, reflecting on a third successive home win over United. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was rarely troubled by one of the league’s most-expensively assembled teams, with only one save of significance required to block a shot from Romelu Lukaku.With the title appearing unattainable, United will have to settle with locking down second place for the team’s highest-place finish since Alex Ferguson won a record-extending English title in 2013 before retiring.“The distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match,” Mourinho said. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch,” Eriksen said after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory.Jose Mourinho watched aghast. “Ridiculous,” was the United manager’s assessment after his conceded for the first time since Dec. 26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut not quite as hard to fathom as the second goal.On a night when Mourinho’s side was outrun and new recruit Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact, United’s pitiful performance was summed up by the own-goal that sealed Tottenham’s win. Phil Jones inadvertently turned Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own net in the 28th minute when the United defender was under no immediate pressure. AFP official booed out of forum View comments Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, center with back to camera, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)ONDON — Watched by the Premier League’s biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition’s fastest goals.Manchester United hadn’t even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Robert Bolick explodes for 26 in debut, leads NorthPort to rout of Blackwater

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Robert Bolick explodes for 26 points in his first PBA game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick made quite a good first impression in his PBA debut after leading NorthPort’s rout of Blackwater, 117-91, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bolick, the second overall pick in last month’s draft, wasted no time in announcing his arrival in the pros, scoring 10 of his game-high 26 points in the first six minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “He (Bolick) really complements the team,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio in Filipino.“He’s made for the PBA. He’s a winner and coachable, he listens,” Jarencio added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former San Beda ace hardly missed as he hit 10 of his 12 attempts from the field.Paolo Taha added a career-high 21 points while Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle, who is coming off his best PBA season where he finished second in the MVP race behind five-time winner June Mar Fajardo, had 19 and 16 points, respectively. Stop being a Christian for a while, Buboy tells Manny Pacquiao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “We want to surpass out performance in each of the three conferences this season,” said Jarencio, whose squad wound up second to the last in the standings last conference with a 2-9 mark.Another rookie in Abu Tratter, who was the seventh pick by NLEX before being traded to Blackwater along with Paul Desiderio in exchange for talented big man Poy Erram in the offseason, showed out with team-highs 18 points and nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Want to Get Hired as an Intern? Try These Cities

first_imgWhile Glassdoor has identified the 25 Highest Rated Companies for Internships in 2015, college students may be wondering which cities offer the best opportunities to actually get hired as an intern. Based on the top 20 U.S. cities by population, Glassdoor is also revealing which cities have the most open internships and where your best chances are of getting your foot in the door.According to Glassdoor jobs data, New York City has the most open internships with 2,500 available. The San Francisco Bay Area follows closely with 1,500 open internships (and is the city with the most companies on our Highest Rated Companies for Internships in 2015 report) and Los Angeles, with 1,400 open internships, rounds out the top three cities.See where else across the U.S. you can get hired:Also, to help you find an internship or entry-level job, Glassdoor is excited to launch Glassdoor for Students, a free job search resource customized to meet the specific needs of today’s college students, allowing you to find and research the latest internships, entry-level jobs and salaries, career tips and more. Read more about Glassdoor for Students.Where do you want an internship? Check out all open internships.last_img read more

The Market is Betting On QE3, but Is That the Right Bet?

first_imgOne of the biggest tests for investors — and, for savvy investors, one of the biggest opportunities — is how they behave when the market gets rocky. There are essentially two things every investor can do when the market suffers a… Full Story,There are a number of reasons why it might be tempting to cash out your hard-earned 401k savings before retirement. From hefty car or home repairs to emergency medical expenses, sometimes unexpected circumstances cause us to seek out extra cash…. Full Story,2018 was a roller coaster for the stock market. If you’re an investor, you were probably impacted more than once – for better or worse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq Composite, and S&P 500 each hit new all-time… Full Story,You’re bound to make a few rookie errors when trying out anything for the first time, whether it’s making homemade greek yogurt, growing heirloom tomatoes, or learning to drive. After all, learning is a process, and trial and error is… Full Story,It’s easy to think of investments as existing in a vacuum. You contribute money, wait a certain amount of time and watch your portfolio grow. Where that money goes – and how it grows – are questions most people would… Full Story,Out of the main pillars of financial wellness—earn, save, spend, invest, and protect—investing can oftentimes feel like the scary, unknown thing lurking in the closet. Being frugal, creating a spending plan, and buying insurance seem to operate within the warm,… Full Story,Getting ahead financially is a game of inches. It’s about finding every trick, tip, and loophole you can find to maximize the growth potential of your money. There’s no topic where the phrase “work smarter, not harder” is more relevant…. Full Story,When you make a mistake in daily life, you usually have the opportunity to immediately make things right. If you spill soda on the floor, you can mop it up. If you burn the chicken you’re roasting for dinner, you… Full Story,One of the precious, oh-so-sweet things you give up when you go freelance is an employer-sponsored 401(k)—along with any matching contributions. But on the flipside, freelancers have quite a few options when it comes to saving for a retirement nest… Full Story,As the VP of Investments at a fintech company, it’s my job to pay close attention to the ever-changing trends and progress within the world of money. Working at Fundrise also means I’m directly involved with the development of the… Full Storylast_img read more

Set It and Forget It: Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

first_imgThe average person may see anywhere between 4,000 and 10,000 ads in a single day. From binge-watching your favorite shows to checking the pile of coupons in your mailbox, advertisers have inundated our lives. Most of the ads we see… Full Story,Dressing up for Halloween is one of the best parts of the holiday, especially if you’re a creative person. But buying a Halloween costume can get expensive, with many costing more than $50 a pop. And unless you plan to… Full Story,You may not find it on an official calendar anywhere, but Friendsgiving is a newer holiday that has gained popularity in recent years. Much like Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is a time to gather around the table with loved ones in the… Full Story,My birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Not much of a football fan? Don’t know what all the cheesehead hat-wearing and face paint-smearing is all about? Skip hanging out at the local sports bar or sitting in the stands at a game, and put on your entrepreneurial… Full Story,Living paycheck to paycheck can feel like an endless scramble. Rent is due on the first but your paycheck won’t clear until the second. On top of everything, you need to pay for groceries, a bus ticket, and utilities before… Full Story,Decision fatigue is the decline in energy and focus you experience after making too many decisions. This mental drain causes your brain to abandon your willpower in order to seek more immediate rewards, which leads to poor decision making and… Full Story,If you ask a random person on the street what they do, chances are they have a lot of slashes and hyphens in their job titles. In this day and age, if you don’t have multiple sources of income… Full Story,Do you consider yourself a financially responsible young adult? Personally, I like to think that my finances are mostly in order. Rent, student loans, car payments—everything big is blocked off nicely. If the math works out right, I have a… Full Story,In the financial world, nothing evokes feelings of terror quite like the word “bankruptcy”. It’s become synonymous with a complete and utter collapse of one’s finances – a black hole that’s almost impossible to climb out of. When you declare… Full Storylast_img read more

The Mysterious Condition That Makes Your Nose Run Without Allergies

first_imgWhen your nose is acting up but allergies have been ruled out as the cause, non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) is the diagnosis that usually follows. Typically, your eyes, nose, and throat won’t itch when allergies aren’t at play, but NAR can involve a runny nose, congestion, postnasal drip or sneezing. These discomforts can drag on and become a hindrance to your quality of life. The long list of possible triggers for NAR includes infection, temperature changes, cigarette smoke, chemical fumes, alcohol, stress, and a hormonal imbalance (often resulting from puberty, pregnancy, hormonal replacement therapy, or birth control). Even getting older can do it: a sub-type of NAR known as senile rhinitis appears to stem from an age-related dysfunction of the nerves inside the nose.Medications can also set off NAR, from beta-blockers and NSAIDs to decongestant nasal spray. The latter may reduce swelling and unclog your nose during a cold or an allergic reaction, but when taken for more than five to seven consecutive days, it can trigger new swelling. For some people, taking nasal decongestants to counter decongestant-related symptoms becomes a vicious cycle.Obviously, eliminating the root cause of NAR is the best way to rid yourself of the condition. However, for roughly half of NAR patients, there isn’t a clear cause. A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that many of those sufferers could clear their symptoms by spraying with capsaicin, which happens to be the molecule that gives chili peppers their heat. The ingredient interacts with over-sensitive nasal nerves and has an effect that was first observed when patients from North America or Europe migrated to India, started eating spicy foods, and noticed their symptoms fading, says Dr. Peter Hellings, a professor of rhinology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Amsterdam. Capsaicin isn’t sold as a drug, but some doctors or pharmacists may be able to order it and prepare the spray themselves.Other types of NAR can be treated pharmaceutically, as well; for instance, the age-related variant responds well to nasal sprays containing a drug called ipratropium bromide. Your doctor should be able to help you figure out if any medications make sense for your particular case.Sourcelast_img read more

Massachusetts’ Top Companies, Ranked by Search Engine Authority

first_img SEO Originally published May 21, 2009 8:26:00 AM, updated October 01 2019 Topics: Earlier this week The Boston Globe released its Globe 100 — its annual list of the top 100 public companies in Massachusetts, “ranked by composite performance score.” We pay close attention to our neighbors (particularly their inbound marketing needs and practices), so we thought we’d offer an alternative ranking: search engine authority. We took the The Globe 100, ran their websites through Website Grader, then sorted them according to grade. The results are below (the links will take you to each company’s Website Grader report).So what’s the big difference between companies at the top of the list, and those at the bottom?In a word: content. Top-ranked Progress Software has almost 8,000 indexed pages. As a result, they have a much better chance of winning the SEO lottery than last-placed MicroFinancial (9 indexed pages). You’ll see a similar gap between most top- and bottom-ranked companies. Progress Software Corp. (www.progress.com) 99.8Staples (www.staples.com) 99.5Raytheon Co. (www.raytheon.com) 99.3EMC Corp. (www.emc.com) 97.6Parametric Technology Corp. (www.ptc.com) 96.8Analog Devices (www.analog.com) 96.4Forrester Research (www.forrester.com) 95.5Iron Mountain (www.ironmountain.com) 95.5BJ’s Wholesale Club (www.bjs.com) 95.1Airvana (www.airvana.com) 95.1Pegasystems (www.pega.com) 94Sapient Corp. (www.sapient.com) 93Akamai Technologies (www.akamai.com) 93Zoll Medical Corp. ( www.zoll.com) 93NetScout Systems (www.netscout.com) 93Monotype Imaging Holdings (www.monotypeimaging.com) 93NStar (www.nstaronline.com) 92American Science and Engineering (www.as-e.com) 92Bitstream (www.bitstream.com) 92VistaPrint Ltd. (www.vistaprint.com) 91UniFirst Corp. (www.unifirst.co) 91PerkinElmer (www.perkinelmer.com) 91Sonesta International Hotels Corp. (www.sonesta.com) 91Hittite Microwave Corp. (www.hittite.com) 91Double-Take Software (www.doubletake.com) 91iRobot Corp. (www.irobot.com) 91Parexel International Corp. (www.parexel.com) 90Waters Corp. (www.waters.com) 90SeaChange International (www.schange.com) 90Independent Bank Corp. (www.rocklandtrust.com) 90 Millipore Corp. (www.millipore.com) 89Genzyme Corp. (www.genzyme.com) 89Aspect Medical Systems (www.aspectmedical.com) 89Eaton Vance Corp. (www.eatonvance.com) 89Aware (www.aware.com) 89Safety Insurance Group (www.safetyinsurance.com) 89CRA International (www.crai.com) 88Clean Harbors (www.cleanharbors.com) 87Thermo Fisher Scientific (www.fishersci.com) 87Varian Semiconductor Equipment (www.vsea.com) 86Berkshire Hills Bancorp (www.berkshirebank.com) 85Boston Beer Co. (www.bostonbeer.com) 85Skyworks Solutions (www.skyworksinc.com) 84Phase Forward (www.phaseforward.com) 84Harvard Bioscience (www.harvardbioscience.com) 84Brookline Bancorp (www.brooklinebank.com) 84Cognex Corp. (www.cognex.com)  83Cubist Pharmaceuticals (www.cubist.com) 82Sepracor (www.sepracor.com) 82Cabot Corp. (www.cabot-corp.com) 82Hanover Insurance Group (www.hanover.com) 82Chicopee Bancorp (www.chicopeesavings.com) 82L.S. Starrett Co. (www.starrett.com) 81Alkermes (www.alkermes.com) 80Five Star Quality Care (www.5sqc.com) 80American Tower Corp. ( www.americantower.com) 79State Street Corp. (www.statestreet.com) 78IPG Photonics Corp. (www.ipgphotonics.com) 78UFP Technologies (www.ufpt.com) 78Repligen Corp. (www.repligen.com) 78Beacon Roofing Supply (www.beaconroofingsupply.com) 77Hingham Institution for Savings (www.hinghamsavings.com) 77Affiliated Managers Group (www.amg.com) 77TJX Cos. (www.tjx.com) 75Interactive Data Corp. (www.interactivedata.com) 75Haemonetics Corp. (www.haemonetics.com) 75Altra Holdings (www.altramotion.com) 74United Financial Bancorp (www.bankatunited.com) 73Wainwright Bank & Trust Co. (www.wainwrightbank.com) 73Valpey Fisher Corp. (www.valpeyfisher.com) 72Starent Networks Corp. (www.starentnetworks.com) 71Biogen IDEC (www.biogenidec.com) 71Cynosure (www.cynosurelaser.com) 71 HRPT Properties Trust (www.hrpreit.com) 70Senior Housing Properties Trust (www.snhreit.com) 69Watts Water Technologies (www.wattswater.com) 69Datawatch Corp. (www.datawatch.com) 69 Mac-Gray Corp. (www.macgray.com) 68Century Bancorp (www.century-bank.com) 67Benjamin Franklin Bancorp (www.benfranklinbank.com) 67Enterprise Bancorp (www.enterprisebankandtrust.com) 67Analogic Corp. (www.analogic.com) 65Acme Packet (www.acmepacket.com) 65Arrhythmia Research Technology (www.arthrt.com) 64Westfield Financial (www.westfieldbank.com) 63Hospitality Properties Trust (www.hptreit.com) 62Legacy Bancorp (www.legacybancorp.com) 60Boston Properties (www.bostonproperties.com) 60Bruker Corp. (www.bruker-biosciences.com) 59Psychemedics Corp. (www.psychemedics.com) 59MKS Instruments (www.mksinstruments.com) 59Steinway Musical Instruments (www.steinwaymusical.com) 58CSP (www.cspi.com) 56Global Partners (www.globalp.com) 51Anika Therapeutics (www.anikatherapeutics.com) 46Tech/Ops Sevcon (www.sevcon.com) 45Chase Corp. (www.chasecorp.com) 43Franklin Street Properties (www.franklinstreetproperties.com) 41Atlantic Tele-Network (www.atni.com) 40MicroFinancial (www.microfinancial.com) 33Globe 100 Rank versus WSG Score Trend ChartSearch Engine Optimization Kit Learn more about how you can optimize your site to rank higher in search engines so you get found by more qualified prospects. Download our search engine optimization kit. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Engaging in Conversation Doesn’t Grow Reach [Infographic]

first_img Science of Social Media webinar Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: register for my upcoming Science of Social Media webinar For more social media data and myth-busting, don’t forget to So I’ve been conducting research for a few months now for our upcoming How do you feel about this data? Does it change your outlook on social media engagement? Originally published Aug 16, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Basically, “engaging in the conversation” does not increase your reach in social media, and here’s the data that backs me up. , and what I’ve found ultimately debunks myths about engaging in conversation and its effect on social media reach. . Social Media Engagement While I know “engaging in the conversation” has applications for customer service and retention as well as public relations, it turns my stomach every time I hear someone talk about it as marketing advice. last_img read more

Think You Know LinkedIn? 7 Common Myths Debunked

first_imgEver wonder what happens when you hit the magical “500+ connections” level on LinkedIn? Or how people connect with those outside of their immediate network? Or how to keep your entire network from seeing a tiny profile update?Though LinkedIn is a powerful tool for business professionals across all industries, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how it works.Read on to learn the truth behind some of the most pervasive LinkedIn myths.Myth #1: LinkedIn is only helpful if you are looking for a job.Truth: LinkedIn is a great place to build your professional brand, stay up-to-date with your network, and gain insights and knowledge at every point in your career.Tip: Keep your profile up-to-date even when you’re not looking for a job so opportunities can come find you. Stay up-to-date with your network so you can make use of those connections when you do need them. Follow channels, influencers, groups, and company pages to get personalized news and insights. By following the right content and engaging in conversations with your network, you can find potential business opportunities that you hadn’t thought of before. Myth #2: If I update my profile, everyone in my network will be notified.Truth: You can control what is broadcasted to your network so that you can get that much-deserved congratulations on your terms.Tip: When you go into “edit” mode on your profile, there is an option on the right side in the middle of the page that asks if you want your network notified of profile edits. Just turn this on/off as you see fit.Myth #3: I can only connect with someone I know well.Truth: You should feel free to invite someone to connect with you, even if they are not your best friend. The best connections are those where there is mutual benefit in building a relationship. Tip: The best way to make a connection is to send a personalized invitation or ask someone in your network to make an introduction. Make sure you specify what’s in it for the person you’re requesting to connect with, too.Myth #4: There are secret features that get unlocked when you hit 500 connections.Truth: LinkedIn stops displaying your number of connections on your profile after 500, but nothing happens once you go beyond.Tip: The trick to a successful network is to have both quality and quantity. Developing better relationships with your connections opens you up to more opportunities with like-minded professionals in your industry.   Myth #5: Accepting invitations from people I don’t know well will open me up to spam.Truth: If you find someone acting inappropriately, you can remove them from your network or flag them to LinkedIn’s support team as a spammer.Tip: Manage your network by clicking on “Connections.” This is the central hub from which you can add or remove connections. It’s also a great and easy way to keep in touch with your connections.Myth #6: I can only message people I am connected to.Truth: Beyond your network, you can also message members who are in the same groups as you are in or by using Premium Inmails. Tip: Join groups that are relevant to your business, industry, or areas of interest and expertise. Use groups as a way to share your knowledge, gain insights, and build relationships that can help you achieve your goals on the platform.Myth #7: I should only post content about my company and industry.  Truth: You should share anything that feels like a representation of you and your professional brand. A great and simple question to ask yourself before posting something is, “Would the people in my network find this interesting?”Tip: Vary the topics that you post about to keep your network engaged and wanting to hear more. Whether you’re posting your own content or reposting something that you find read in the news, sharing is a great way to build relationships, flesh out a bit more about who you are and your interests, and stay top-of-mind with your target audience. What other common LinkedIn myths do you hear?  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published Aug 21, 2014 6:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 LinkedIn Marketinglast_img read more

India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asian Champions Trophy hockey

first_imgIndia continued its dominance over arch-rivals Pakistan with a 3-1 win to register their second consecutive win at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday.India had defeated Pakistan 4-0 in the final edition of the Champions Trophy earlier in the year before registering a close 2-1 win over the arch-rivals in the Jakarta Asian Games.But it was Pakistan who stunned the Indians by taking the lead as early as in the opening minute of the match through Muhammad Irfan Junior’s strike.India, however, came back into the match in the second quarter when skipper Manpreet Singh (24th minute) drew parity for his side as both the teams went into the breather locked at 1-1.HT| Despite conceding an early goal, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team picks up the momentum following a spectacular equaliser by Captain @manpreetpawar07 in the second quarter to level things up.#IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/NySBm2VTGPHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 20, 2018India took the lead in the 33rd minute through a field strike from Mandeep Singh. The Indians extended their lead to 3-1 when striker Dilpreet Singh scored another field goal in the 42nd minute.Thereafter, the Indians defended in numbers as Pakistani forwards failed to breach the rival backline. It was India’s second consecutive win in the tournament after having thrashed hosts Oman 11-0 in their opener.Pakistan had defeated South Korea 3-1 in their opening match on Friday.India will next face Japan tomorrow while Pakistan will play against Oman on Monday.advertisementlast_img read more

The Next Wave in Digital Agency Marketing: Brick-and-Mortar Pop-Ups

first_img Originally published Jun 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM, updated June 08 2017 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! At this point, everyone knows that e-commerce is no longer “the next big thing” — it’s the current big thing. eMarketer estimates e-commerce sales will reach $4.058 trillion in 2020, or 14.6 percent of total retail projections for that year.The e-commerce space is a hot, crowded market, and the brands that rise to the top will have to be able to cultivate a loyal and rabid fan base. As an agency pro, it’s your job to help your clients grow that base.You’re probably already killing it using social media, paid advertising, and other digital tools and techniques. However, when even those tried-and-true channels become stale, it’s time to step outside of what we do every day to gain a new perspective.One way to do that is by placing your clients in a physical location — at least temporarily. Thinking outside the box in this way helps them build stronger relationships with their customers, as well as connect organically with fans of similar brands. While people like to purchase online for the convenience, the truth is that many consumers would love to be able to touch, smell, and see whatever it is they’re buying in person.Building a Concrete Case for Brick-and-Mortar According to Retail Dive’s Consumer Survey, 62 percent of consumers want to examine and try out items before buying. Researching products online is key, but most people enjoy the tactile experience of hunting for them and actually touching them.Shopping is a form of recreation for much of America. One could go so far as to say that America’s real favorite pastime involves going to a store, browsing the options, picking things up, and putting them back — all of which can increase brand awareness and tighten the bond between the brand and the consumer, even if it doesn’t result in a sale.Of course, e-commerce brands are online for a reason, so diving into brick-and-mortar storefronts may not be in their business plan. That’s why agencies should use physical locations to cross-promote their e-commerce brands. It’s not about making a complete pivot to brick-and-mortar locations — it’s about making a brand’s presence known in a clear and tangible way and boosting consumer interest by bringing related brands together under one roof.We did this recently at Hawke Media with a new initiative called The Nest. Basically, we took the co-living and co-working cooperative trend to the next level and offered our clients an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a co-retail space.Launching a Pop-Up Store That PerformsFor our recurring pop-up retail space, we curate 10 complementary client brands — including fashion, lifestyle, health, and beauty brands for both men and women — and bring them together seamlessly, without any direct competition.Every brand has its own custom-tailored space in the store, but we chose certain design elements that lend overall cohesion to the layout of the shop. We produce six in-house events featuring live music, drinks, and giveaways, beginning with a kickoff where each brand can invite 150 guests so there are supporters of each one in attendance.By launching The Nest, we helped our clients provide a new experience to their customers and cross-pollinate with fans of other brands with minimal involvement on their part. We reached more than 2,800 new customers in person, as well as hundreds of thousands of people on social media.Before you can make physical cross-promotion work effectively, you have to identify the right e-commerce clients by asking two questions:Who needs a physical touchpoint the most?Who will be able to capitalize fully?Identify brands that currently sell only online but whose products would benefit from being seen and felt in a brick-and-mortar space. Sometimes, it’s difficult to adequately convey their subtle, yet tangible, selling points in the digital realm. Consider the scent of a candle, the taste of craft tea, or the comfort of a hoodie.Putting clients who sell products such as these into a physical space allows them to establish a connection with a larger pool of potential customers and really showcase what makes them so unique.Brand buy-in is vital. A lot of e-commerce companies disregard brick-and-mortar options altogether, and that’s OK. They know their space and where they have the best chance of success, so they’re probably not the ones you would ask to pursue a physical channel.With The Nest, we drove the promotion and awareness-building efforts surrounding the space, and the brands brought in the people and inventory. If the brands aren’t all-in on maximizing the effort to make the experiment work for them, it will weaken the experience for everyone.Find clients who are excited to try new things and willing to experiment. Collaboration is also key; brands have to be willing to cross-promote each other and share the wealth. The right brands will make any physical location the place to be.The Keys to Cross-PollinationCo-retailing is not about huge spikes in revenue: It’s about the experience and about cross-pollinating customers from brand to brand.Remember these three key points to keep your agency and your brands focused on the goals of a temporary pop-up store:1) Encourage brands to invite their most ravenous customers. In order for brands to cross-pollinate, they have to bring out people who care about the whole industry, not just their brand. If only friends, family, and targeted shoppers show up, they won’t engage with the other brands in the space.2) Promote it as a social experience. People love farmers markets and festivals for a reason: The experience of browsing is often as good as gaining access to the products. Encourage your brands to re-create that experience, and include brands with broad social reach that will entice even more followers to come out. If you have 10 brands, and each introduces 50 of its own fans to another brand, you’ve helped each brand reach 450 new potential customers.3) Focus on awareness. This is a play for attracting customers, not a direct attribution play. When you gather your brands together, it gives their super fans the ability to form connections with other brands. It’s not about driving a direct response, building revenue, or fueling sales; it’s about letting people experience the product and the brand’s culture. Accentuate visual, aural, auditory, or olfactory features — anything that affects the senses will strengthen the connections formed in the space.As a digital agency, you’re already taking all of the essential steps to serve your clients. But every other digital agency is serving its clients with the same tactics. Doing the same things your competitors do means settling for the same returns or worse. You need novel ways to help your clients’ brands take flight.Creating a co-retail space was one of the best things we’ve done for our clients in the last year. Opening up to new fan bases lifted everyone’s brand awareness, and allowing customers to see, feel, taste, and experience their products deepened connections. Agency Marketinglast_img read more

What is TikTok? And Why Marketers Need to Care

first_img Open the app and go to the center camera tab. Use the labeled icons around the screen to explore and add filters or music. Tap a time setting at the bottom to choose how long your video will be. Start recording all at once or in segments. After recording, add more filters, text or musical overlays, and stickers. Press Next to enter post settings. Adjust the privacy and comment style by tapping on the settings under the video caption. Publish it! What is TikTok? Originally published Aug 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM, updated November 11 2019 1. Open the app and go to the center camera tab.2. Use the labeled icons around the screen to explore and add filters or music.The Music icon will appear in the top center of the screen while the more intense AR filters and video overlays can be found by tapping the “Effects” button on the bottom left of the camera screen.3. Tap a time setting at the bottom to choose how long your video will be.Your video can be 15 or 60 seconds long. You can also use this bar to enter Photo Template mode. This will allow you to upload photos into slide-show styled templates.4. Start recording all at once or in segments.Hold down your finger on the record button and release it when you’d like to pause recording.5. After recording, add more filters, text or musical overlays, and stickers.6. Press Next to enter post settings.Include a caption and relevant hashtags to make it more searchable. You can also tap Drafts to save the post for later. 7. Adjust the privacy and comment style by tapping on the settings under the video caption.You can also turn Duets on or off if you don’t want people to share a video response to your post.8. Publish it!What’s Next for TikTokTikTok isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While companies like Facebook have tried to recreate the app, they haven’t been nearly as successful.With TikTok’s growth and lack of competition, we highly recommend keeping this app on your radar — even if you aren’t sure of how you’ll use it yet.If you think TikTok could be a great part of your strategy, download it and start experimenting. This will help you learn about what content is or isn’t engaging long before your competitors. Not to mention, the app is so new that there aren’t many rules or norms around what you can or can’t post.So far, if TikTok has taught marketers one thing, it’s that experimenting with new platforms and thinking outside of the box can help you engage new audiences and boost brand awareness.As you start to brainstorm your first TikTok posts, here are some tips to help you get your creative juices flowing:Embrace the filters and musical overlays.Don’t be afraid to be funny.Use hashtags and reply to challenges for more engagement.Come up with creative ways to show off your brand, product, service — or even a company jingle.Consider using videos to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at your work.To learn about other new and emerging social platforms, check out this helpful post. TikTok, created by a Chinese tech firm called ByteDance, is a social media app that allows you to record, edit, and share short, looping 15 or 60-second videos with musical overlays, sound effects, and visual effects. Examples of TikTok PostsIf you’re interested in joining TikTok for personal or business-related reasons, it can be helpful — and pretty entertaining — to look at other posts for inspiration. Here are a few of the common post styles you’ll see there:Music Videos or MontagesOn any given day, you’ll see a number of musical montages or mini music videos on the platform. While some people are just lip-syncing to songs, others might get more creative. In this interesting example, a user combines a video game’s storyline with a song with lyrics that relate well to what the main character is doing.Comedic ShortsMost of the posts you’ll see on TikTok are aimed at getting laughs. While you might see shorter and simpler funny videos, you’ll also see more detailed, well-planned posts that feel like short narratives. Here’s a great example of a post which tells the story of a cat going on vacation.Videos with Special EffectsIn this funny example, users take advantage of TikTok’s AR face filters.DuetsWith the Duets feature, you can reply to a musical post by recording your own video to the same music. Your video will then display back-to-back with the original post. While some people will use this former Musical.ly feature for lip-syncing videos, others will get more creative by adding a visual response, like this:Challenge VideosOn TikTok, you’ll also regularly see hashtagged challenges. These videos will often encourage you to record yourself doing something odd to join in on the challenge. Here’s an example of someone participating in the Chipotle’s #ChipotleLidFlipChallenge. The goal of the challenge is to flip a Chipotle to-go bowl’s lid with only the bowl:Brands on TikTokAlthough TikTok might feel like just a hub of odd posts, its popularity and video-focused layout opens brands up to a variety of unique marketing and brand awareness opportunities. In fact, it’s already becoming a tool that companies like Chipotle and Washington Post use to engage new audiences.But, because TikTok doesn’t hyperlink posts to websites and only recently started to allow advertising, these businesses seem to be focusing on boosting brand awareness, rather than leads or traffic.To succeed on TikTok, marketers will have to get creative. While entertainers and publishers might have an easier time transitioning content into a TikTok videos, some brands will require more brainstorming.One brand that creatively and virally highlighted a product line naturally on the app was Guess. The major fashion brand recently launched the #inMyDenimChallenge, which encouraged TikTok users to film a music video while wearing Guess’ new denim line.Two other notable companies that are taking a unique approach are The Washington Post and the United Nations.The Washington Post’s account takes shockingly casual and comedic approach with the app. Here’s an example of one of their recent posts:While The Post publishes a variety of funny shorts about the newsroom, the United Nations has started dance challenges to spread awareness about more serious topics like global warming and world hunger. Here’s a video post that responded to the UN’s #danceforchange challenge:Although some of the first brands to join TikTok were large, well-known companies, it can still be helpful for small businesses to look at what businesses and influencers are trying on the platform.Branded video examples, even from bigger companies, could arm you with helpful takeaways related to creative marketing strategies and experimenting with new platforms. Even if you don’t join TikTok, checking out these videos could also help you come up with ideas for posts on other visual platforms, like Instagram.If you’ve enjoyed the examples we’ve shown you so far and want to start making your own, below are a few basic instructions for filming your first video. Because TikTok has so many features, we’ll also be publishing a detailed guide on how to use the entire app. Stay tuned.  Soon after its launch and youth popularity, celebrities and comedians, like Jimmy Fallon, began to discuss it and use the app themselves. Here’s a quick video of Fallon showing it to his audience on an episode of The Tonight Show: A year ago, I downloaded a trendy new app called TikTok. When I opened it, I was overwhelmed by a feed of hilarious looping videos and bizarre music montages made by other users. It reminded me of Vine, the looping video platform that was killed by Twitter a few years beforehand.As I continued to explore the app, I felt like I was witnessing utter chaos — but in a good way. The stream of odd videos had no rhyme or reason to it, but it kept me entertained and easily distracted for the whole weekend.As the app neared its one-year mark, a news story caught my eye about how brands were becoming more interested in TikTok due to its astounding user growth. I was shocked that this funny platform was starting to be taken seriously.Download Now: Free Social Media CalendarWhen I offered up a few TikTok-related post ideas at a HubSpot Blog pitch session, colleagues who knew of the app were also as surprised as I was about this marketing trend.Meanwhile, others were asking, “What the heck is TikTok? All I can think of is that Ke$ha song.”While many marketers have heard of it — and might even know that it got over 1 billion downloads in its first year, they might still scratch their heads when they read about TikTok or see some of its nonsensical videos.So, why are people so obsessed with it? And — most importantly — should marketers even care about this super bizarre, niche app?In this post, I’ll attempt to unravel some of the mystery behind TikTok and explain how marketers can leverage it now or in the future. To give you some added marketing inspiration, I’ll also touch on a few brands that have already conquered the platform. In 2017, ByteDance acquired the app Musical.ly and later merged it with its new app, TikTok, in 2018.The app, which now has more than 500 million monthly active users, is like a combination of its predecessor, Musical.ly, and the discontinued short-video app, Vine.Before essentially becoming TikTok, Musical.ly had nearly the exact same layout. The app allowed users to lip-sync and virtually duets with friends to musical overlays. To give you an idea of what the app looked like, here’s an old ad for it:Image from TikTokMeanwhile, users on Vine had a similar layout to Instagram. They could record and post basic 10-second looping videos. Most of which had a comedic tone to them. Although Vine didn’t have a musical overlay feature til later in its existence, users would often play music in the background or work in sound effects in other creative ways.When you enter TikTok, you’ll see a video feed — similarly to Musical.ly’s — with a wider variety of post styles, from music montages to funny shorts with insane AR filters. Here’s a screenshot of what this feed looks like:Like other visual apps such as Snapchat or Instagram, TikTok has become a creative outlet for young adults and teens. To give you an idea of what you might see on the platform, here’s a highlight reel published on TikTok’s official Youtube page: Social Media Trends How to Post on TikTok Topics: Don’t forget to share this post!last_img read more

Apple iPhone 11, iPhone XR successor launch invite is here, launch set for September 10

first_imgRumours and leaks had suggested the iPhone 11 launch date long ago. It is now confirmed that the rumours were right. On Thursday night Apple sends the invite for the next iPhone launch event. The Apple invite reveals that the next iPhone will launch on September 10. As tradition goes like, the launch of upcoming iPhones — most likely the iPhone 11 series and iPhone XR2 — will happen at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino at 10am local time (10:30 IST) on the slated date, Sept 10. No India launch date of new iPhones for now.The Apple invite shows the company logo in five colours — green, blue, yellow, red and purple. Apple hasn’t revealed what the colours mean but it is likely that these are the colour variants of the upcoming iPhones. In the past rumours and leaks have suggested that iPhones this year will come in funky colours. Last year too the iPhone XR was launched in several vibrant colours like orange, yellow, among others.The Apple invite also notes “By innovation only”. There’s no clarity on what these words mean but we assume with “innovation” Apple is probably hinting at triple-camera iPhone that is expected to launch this year. As noted, for now, there are no details about India launch of the upcoming iPhones but usually, the new iPhones come to the country some days after the global launch.In the past, we have come across several rumours and leaks revealing details about the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR successor. The rumours suggest that this year’s iPhone will sport very different design compared to last year’s iPhone X series, especially the rear panel. The iPhone 11 is expected to come with triple cameras on the back panel that will sit inside a square-shaped camera module.The upcoming iPhones are said to be major upgrade over the predecessor, especially in terms of hardware, design and camera. The upcoming iPhones are also said to come with a bigger screen and better battery configuration. Some rumours also reveal that the new iPhones will come with support for bidirectional wireless charging.ALSO READ | Facebook acknowledges ‘technical errors’ in its Messenger Kids applast_img read more

Struggling AC Milan record highest ever financial loss in a year

first_imgFalling revenues and rising costs pushed AC Milan deeper into the red last year, according to a financial statement seen by Reuters, as the former European soccer champions struggle to keep pace with rivals off the field as well as on it.AC Milan, seven times winner of the European Championship, has been stuck in a mid-table rut for several years. Owner U.S. activist fund Elliott Management has been trying to get the club back into shape with an eye on a future sale.Consolidated losses at June 30 increased by 16% to 146 million euros compared to 126 million euros reported in the same period of the previous year.Revenues fell by 14.7% to 241 million euros, much lower then at top European clubs like Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain or Bayern Munich. Overall costs jumped 19% to 373 million euros.Elliott declined to immediately comment and AC Milan did not respond to a request for comment.Elliott took control of the club last year after its owner, Chinese businessman Li Yonghong, failed to make a loan payment. Li bought the club from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in 2017 with funding from Elliott.AC Milan won the last of its 18 Serie A titles in 2011 and last played in the Champions League in the 2013-14 season. The club is working with city rivals Internazionale FC on a new stadium project to boost matchday revenues as part of a wider project to return to the glory days of the past.The club, which sacked former manager Marco Giampaolo last week and replaced him with Stefano Pioli, has acknowledged a turnaround will not be easy. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who held the same position at Arsenal before moving to AC Milan last year, said there was a long way to go “to turn the ship”.advertisementAccording to the financial report, a Luxembourg-based vehicle controlled by Elliott injected 265.5 million euros of fresh funds into the club last year.AC Milan qualified for the Europa League this season after finishing fifth in Serie A but pulled out after voluntarily accepting a one-year ban from all European competitions for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.The report warned that UEFA may impose new disciplinary measures, including possible fines, if the club were to violate the rules again during the monitoring period. The club said it was keeping aside some funds to cover any penalties.Also Read | Proud moment for me: Trent Alexander-Arnold on making Guinness World RecordAlso see:last_img read more

Shahbaz Nadeem thanks Ravi Shastri for motivating him before India debut

first_imgShahbaz Nadeem said that India coach Ravi Shastri had intimated him during the India ‘A’ series that he could be getting a chance to make his international debut soon. Nadeem, who has over 400 wickets to his name in first-class cricket, made his debut for India in the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi and picked four wickets.Nadeem said that he had been earmarked to make his debut some time back and so it was not just his familiarity with the Ranchi pitch that worked in his favour. “In the past two three series I was playing for the India ‘A’ team I had met Ravi bhai. He had told me then to be ready, I could get a chance soon,” Nadeem told IANS.Nadeem was suddenly picked for the Indian team as a replacement for Kuldeep Yadav. While Kuldeep was only among the reserves in the previous two Tests, Nadeem ended up making his debut. “Ravi bhai told me during warm-up before the first day that I will be playing. He motivated me, told me to grab the opportunity and not take too much pressure. Don’t think that this is your debut match because you have played a lot of domestic cricket. It felt good to hear things like that from him,” he said.He said that while he always expected to get a call-up at some point of his career, he was surprised when he finally did get the call. “I was always sure that the chance would come at some point because I was doing well in the domestic circuit and for India ‘A’. But when I did, it was at an unexpected time. It was quite sudden,” he said.advertisementNadeem said that he called up former captain Rahul Dravid, who he has worked with on numerous occassions as part of the India ‘A’ setups over the years. “He is always available whenever we call him. He told me that I know that if you get a chance you will do as well as you can. He always kept telling me earlier also that I will do well if I get a chance to play for the country. He used to motivate me to wait for my chance to keep doing the hard work. It feels great when such a senior player says such things about you and motivates you,” he said.An image of Nadeem talking to M.S. Dhoni, who came to the Indian dressing room after the end of the match, had gone viral soon after the conclusion of the Test. The pair have played together earlier — Dhoni was part of the Jharkhand Ranji team and yet to make his debut for India when Nadeem made his first-class debut in 2004. “I asked Mahi bhai’s opinion on how I bowled. He told me that I did pretty well. I did exactly what was required. He told me that I have played a lot of first-class cricket so the experience is there. Hence, you don’t need to do anything different. He just asked me to continue doing what I am doing,” he said.He said that his conversations with Dhoni over the years, even when the latter was captain of India, was about how he can improve as a bowler. “We have known each other for a long time and have played with each other. But in all our conversations I never asked him what I needed to do to play for the country. I just wanted to learn from him how I can improve my bowling,” he said.Nadeem said that he doesn’t want to think as to whether he will get a chance again or not. The Indian squad for the upcoming Test was revealed on Thursday and Nadeem did not feature in the Test or T20I squads. “If you want to play for the country you have to be the best. If you are not, then you don’t deserve to be in the team. My target whenever I play is to perform like the best. Competition is there, all bowlers are doing well and when that happens you grow as a player,” he said.”I don’t think that much. I only think about things that I can control and that is my bowling. I heard that my performance was good so the rest is upto the management to decide. If I get to play again I’ll try to improve, and I’ll do the same if I don’t get to play also.”advertisementAlso Read | Virat Kohli rested, no MS Dhoni for T20I series vs BangladeshAlso see:last_img read more

Pep: I missed something last season

first_imgManchester City ‘We missed something’ – Guardiola claims lack of changes prove he was off last season Dom Farrell 08:37 12/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fabian Delph Pep Guardiola Manchester City Clive Brunskill Manchester City Guardiola Crystal Palace v Manchester City Crystal Palace Premier League Manchester City players finding higher levels of performance this season has the club’s manager believing he failed at times during 2016-17 Pep Guardiola believes he missed something at Manchester City last season, not least in failing to field Fabian Delph at left-back.The Premier League leaders head to Crystal Palace on Sunday, where victory would extend their record-breaking winning run in the top-flight to 19 matches – the same as the Bundesliga best Guardiola established with Bayern Munich in 2013-14 – and open up a 16-point advantage over second-place Chelsea.It is a far cry from the former Barcelona coach’s debut season in England, where City only made sure of Champions League qualification in the final round of fixtures and finished trophyless. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola bolstered his squad, with more than £200 million spent on new first-team arrivals before the start of the current campaign, but only goalkeeper Ederson and right-back Kyle Walker have been regular starters as City have torn numerous opponents to shreds. The majority of the side, from vastly improved centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to surprise top scorer Raheem Sterling, have been drawn from players Guardiola led in 2016-17, leading him to ponder where he went wrong.”Now when I speak with my staff I say that, in the end, we are playing with nine players from last season. So, we did something not good last season,” he said. “We missed something.”We didn’t change seven or eight players. I think the new players give energy, with the way they are in the locker room. New faces always help teams.”But last season I missed something, when nine players who normally play are the same and the players in midfield and up front are the same.”Something happened. Of course, they know us better and we know them better. Sometimes you need more time to adjust.”A cruciate knee ligament injury to showpiece signing Benjamin Mendy led to Delph being deployed at left-back – a position the England midfielder has held onto since September thanks to series of assured displays.”Delph every weekend!”Every Touch   https://t.co/Oglti8LvbY #foxesvcity pic.twitter.com/wqO8xEStO1 — Manchester City (@ManCity) November 19, 2017 “Last season, for example, I never thought to play Fabian Delph at full-back,” Guardiola reflected, before mocking some of the lavish praise recently sent his way.”‘Oh, the brilliant Pep, how talented he is…’. Why didn’t I do that last season?”Sometimes you need more time to see things. Now Mendy isn’t there. Fabian is there, he is able, he is smart, he is a midfield player.”He gives us character. He is a real leader in the locker room, Fabian Delph. That’s why I always give credit to the players for what they do.”Buoyant post-match celebrations have been a feature of City’s dominant form, hitting the headlines when they were allegedly the spark for a post-match incident in the Old Trafford tunnel following the 2-1 derby win over Manchester United earlier this month.Guardiola is delighted to see the bond that has developed between his players – especially those confined to bit-part roles – and feels it will be crucial if they are to collect silverware come May.#18 pic.twitter.com/gxkkj9EPr1 — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2017 “The players who do not play regularly, they are exceptional human beings,” he added. “We cannot create something when the people who do not play regularly, they always create problems, have bad faces and bad behaviour.”You can ask all the managers who have success and win titles, always there is a common thing – the group is strong. Not 11 players, the group.”Everyone has desire to win, everybody wants to win and dreams to do that. When that happens, everything can happen.”last_img read more

Oklahoma-Oklahoma State: How Each Team Fares Against the Spread

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The Sooners are 11-2 straight up in their last 13 games. They are 9-2 against the spread during that time period.On OSU’s 7-game win streak this season, they are 5-2 against the spread. They have recorded three *upsets*, according to Vegas odds, in that time. They were considered to be underdogs in wins over K-State, West Virginia, and TCU.Oklahoma State has a 16-point average margin of victory in all three upset winsTeams with winning records are 2–13 straight up in their last 15 games against OU.On OU’s 8-game win streak, they are 5-3 against the spreadOSU’s record in week 14 games: 1-4 in the last five games playedMason Rudolph is 1-0 against Oklahoma (don’t @ me)May the odds be ever in your favor. Oklahoma State travels to Norman on Saturday, where for the fourth time in Bedlam history it will feature both teams in the top 10 of the rankings. The Cowboys opened up as two-touchdown underdogs, and according to Vegas Insider, are currently considered 11-point dogs in the Big 12 title game.For gambling purposes, what does that mean, and how does OSU and OU stack up in their recent track record against the spread? Well, recent history doesn’t bode well. Here’s a breakdown of seven key statistics to know with how each team fares against the spread, all odds and statistics from oddsshark.com.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 51 Arlington Hambright

first_imgWe’re almost to the halfway point of our countdown. With No. 51, let’s turn our attention to the Cowboys’ sole offensive lineman from the 2017 class.How he got to OSUWhen National Signing Day 2017 ended, the Cowboys had only secured one offensive lineman for the class. Former OL coach Greg Adkins had struck out in terms of landing (or holding on to) any high school commits. The one lineman he was able to secure before his dismissal was a 6-foot-5, 305-pound junior college tackle.Belleville High School (Ypsilanti, Mich.) product Arlington Hambright took the JUCO route after playing defensive end as a prep. Hambright played on both sides of the line at Garden City Community College. He was the Broncbusters’ starting left tackle and helped them complete an undefeated season and claim an NJCAA National Championship.AdChoices广告A highly-ranked JUCO prospect, Hambright originally committed to Toledo but re-opened his recruiting last summer. He chose Oklahoma State over offers from the likes of NC State, East Carolina, Memphis and Houston.On signing day, Mike Yurcich talked about what the coaching staff saw in Hambright.“Arlington is very athletic and has a tremendous upside,” said Yurcich. “We feel like he fits in well with what we are trying to do. He is coachable, has good flexibility and good change of direction. He has played both sides of the ball and moves well.”What he’s done in StillwaterA 2017 signee, Hambright took part in spring practice and appear in the spring game.Role in 2017With incoming Cal grad transfer Aaron Cochran’s decision to come to Stillwater, Hambright will likely be relegated to competition for a backup role. He’s in that group with Teven Jenkins, Dylan Galloway and Shane Richards, all fighting for a backup role at either tackle spot. He could even fill in at guard if needed.Noteworthy Stats and HighlightsRanked the No. 34 JUCO prospect in the 2017 class by Rivals. Was part of a dominant offensive line at GCCC that rushed for 194.8 yards per game and averaged 28.7 points. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more