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Loris Karius has said he is out to prove he can be Liverpool’s long-term No 1 despite the likelihood of a new goalkeeper arriving at Anfield in the summer. P.K Subban Men's Nike White 2014 Authentic Olympic Hockey Jersey - Home Team Canada #76 Jerseys The 24-year-old was confirmed as Liverpool’s first-choice keeper against Manchester City last month when Jürgen Klopp again dropped Simon Mignolet. Klopp has described his goalkeeping options as “healthy” but is expected to strengthen in that position at the end of the season with the Belgium international unhappy at losing his place. Roma’s Alisson, a Brazil international, is expected to be a target for the Liverpool manager. Karius believes criticism of himself and Mignolet has been exaggerated and would not have arisen at “smaller clubs”. But he admits this season represents his opportunity to repay Klopp’s faith and show he can retain possession of the jersey beyond this summer. “You can’t go crazy about the speculation,” said the former Germany Under-21s player. “If you read the press then every week at Liverpool we would have five new signings in every position. When I look at the training, I think we do have good quality already with the keepers. I think we’ve been a bit unlucky at times. “Often you don’t have much to do. Then if you don’t do something 100% right it weighs a lot heavier than for other goalies at smaller clubs who have several more saves to make in a game. That’s life at a big club like Liverpool and you have to deal with it. I just want to present myself well and then I’ll have the chance to play at this club for the next season as well. “That’s the challenge facing me personally. I also want to help this team achieve as much as we can. As well as the top four, we still have the Champions League. We want to go forward in that and why not win it? There are lots of big aims for the rest of the season.” Karius, signed for £4.7m from Mainz in 2016, has again been under scrutiny since his return to the side but produced an encouraging display Andrei Markov Womens Jersey in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham. The Liverpool keeper conceded and saved Spurs’ first penalty, from Harry Kane. “If I hadn’t come out it would have been an easy tap-in for Kane,” he explained of his dive at the striker’s feet. “He obviously wanted the pen Andrelton Simmons Jerseybecause the ball was going in no man’s land. I pulled my arms away and I felt that he touched me a little bit above my shoulder.” As for Victor Wanyama’s stunning equaliser from his punched clearance, Karius said: “We were unlucky. I don’t know whether Wanyama has ever done that before.” Overall, however, Liverpool’s current No 1 believes he is improving with “game-by-game routine”. He added: “Maybe I could have done better against Man City. I didn’t see it as a massive mistake because he [Leroy Sané] hit it quite well. In other games I haven’t had too much to do. You can’t get frustrated as you know there will be games when the team needs you more and you have to be there. “I wasn’t begging in the other games: ‘Please, please, I need a save.’ I knew it would come. I had more to do against Tottenham and I tried to help the team. I’ve been working well on the training pitch. My head is right. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from last season and I feel good.”
xiaolan Feb 7 · Tags: jerseys
The New South Wales government, in concert with the powerful SCG Trust, has adopted an “If we build it, they will come” approach to stadium policy, and come up with the curious plan to tear down two existing stadiums and build new ones upon sites that Sydney-siders currently do not relish attending. And it does rather beg the question: why? Womens Youth Bears Jerseys Will more people attend sports fixtures in Sydney than they currently do if the stadiums are state-of-the-art? Will the quality of contests – the entertainment – that a flash new stadium will apparently draw to Sydney bring in the people to support it? Women's Adidas Marc-Edouard Vlasic Premier Green NHL Jersey: San Jose Sharks #44 Salute to ServiceOne man Cliff Avril Authentic Jersey who’s spent four long years trying to find out why Sydney folks don’t attend sporting events in anything like the numbers Melbourne folks do, is Hunter Fujak, an academic at the University of Technology Sydney. In March he’ll be able to boast that he’s literally written the book on Authentic Matt Adams Jersey the subject. His PhD thesis is about “quantitative modelling of sport and media consumption”. Whatever that means, the good Dr Fujak will be in high demand from sports bodies wondering what it can all possibly mean. What does it mean? Why don’t Sydney people attend sports as readily as Melburnians? Why in a city of five million people would there not be enough fans to fill a 40,000-seat stadium every week? That the existing stadiums are dated? They’re 30- and 20-years-old. There’s more to it than that. Why didn’t Destination NSW throw any money at the rugby league World Cup and secure more than two non-finals games? Why, outside of the Sydney derby game, are Sydney’s A-League attendances ordinary? Why can’t GWS Giants, who have a hot side, get more than a piddling 14,865 to a finals match, the lowest attendance in a VFL/AFL final since war-torn 1916? The Waratahs’ and Super Rugby’s brands are on the nose, and who knows what the Southern Kings are. But 10,555 on a Friday night in April? What’s doing, Sydney town? Fujak says he doesn’t have the answer. Rather, he has hundreds. “There’s a multitude of facets,” he says. “One of the interesting things in the argument is that, especially from a media perspective, we’ve kind of conflated ‘Sydney and Melbourne’ and ‘NRL and AFL’. There is a distinction.” Fujak points to the Sydney Swans, who Jason Kelce Womens Jersey average 33,000 attendance. Sydney FC will get 18,000, the Wanderers 17,000. Meanwhile Frank White Womens Jersey Melbourne City only get about 10,000, Melbourne Victory get 21,000, Melbourne Storm 18,000. “There’s arguments both ways as to whether it’s a city v city issue or code-specific,” says Fujak. Mainly, it comes back to “culture”. And that stuff is old and entrenched in the DNA. Consider Australia, which started to become the thing we know today when Captain Arthur Phillip landed with all the convicts and stuck a flag in Botany Bay in 1788. From there Sydney town grew outwards from the eastern coast – to the north, south and west. By 1908 rugby league’s clubs reflected where people lived: Easts, Norths, Souths, Wests. There was inner-city Balmain, Glebe and Newtown. There was the far-flung port of Newcastle. There followed clubs representing Canterbury, St George, Parramatta and Manly. Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Wholesale Jerseys Free ShippingHockey Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Free ShippingCheap Jerseys From China Jerseys China MLB Jerseys Cheap
xiaolan Dec 11 '17 · Tags: jerseys
On Sunday 4 February 2007, I stayed up late and joined millions of other sports fans to watch the Super Bowl – a huge occasion filled with excitement, buildup and anticipation creating a special occasion every year. This one, however, was unique as history was about to be made in a way that would excite, inspire and resonate with me and will stay with me for the rest of my life. Elite Fran Tarkenton Youth Home Purple Nike Jersey - #10 NFL Minnesota Vikings Vapor Untouchable One of the coaches of the teams – Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts, or Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears – was about to become the first BAME head coach to place their hands on the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy. They looked just like me, were positive role models I could relate to and were an example that no matter the colour of my skin, my gender or my religion I could aspire to be anything I wanted to be with humility and hard work. These men and the opportunity they Phillip Dorsett Jersey embraced embodied Martin Luther King’s dream half a century previously that his children “will one day live in a nation where they are no longer judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”, and the fact these two coaches could be successful while being sound role models and influential mentors to their peers of every race and creed, regardless of the tone of their skin. The legacy left by the Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney and his advancement of the Rooney Rule – a stipulation where at least one of the interviewed candidates for coaching job was of BAME background – has undeniably enabled coaches to be considered for jobs in the NFL that were previously unattainable. It wasn’t positive discrimination or tokenism, because there are, quite rightly, no guarantees of anyone getting the job, but purely a grudging acceptance the cultural coaching diversity in the NFL needed to be addressed. In the past week the annual Sports People’s Think Tank report has been published and clearly states the ethnic background of coaches who occupy the most senior coaching positions in our football is nowhere near mirroring the ethnic background of players in our professional game and it has called for the introduction of our own version of the Rooney Rule. I strongly believe the ethnic background of a coach doesn’t make a difference in their competence to Authentic Rene Bourque Jersey do the job and nor does it influence their ability, so opportunities should be based solely on merit. However, it is undeniable that at all levels of our game for many years the ethnic backgrounds of players are vastly underrepresented in high-level coaching positions. Is there a conscious or unconscious prejudice of race when it comes to managerial positions? The answer to that question cannot be truly answered, yet should not be ignored and the damning statistics speak for themselves. I remember bumping into a black former team-mate who had won the Champions League, league titles and had a career at the very highest level with club and country. When I told him I had the ambition to manage and Matt Garza Womens Jersey coach after my career was over he winked and scoffed: “You’ve got no chance of a job!” I’ve seen discrimination as a young boy when my father was turned away from an opposing team boardroom when going to meet his chairman because the doorman said: “There’s no way you are the manager.” The sad reality is many BAME footballers with huge experience in the game, who have had much more successful careers than me, will be lost to the next generation of players because of their cynicism (or realism?) in doing their coaching licences, gaining qualifications and then being overlooked for roles purely based on the colour of their skin. There has to be something in the fact the experiences these players had in the game have led them to give up trying to be a coach and that is a disgraceful scenario.,103281
xiaolan Dec 8 '17 · Tags: jerseys
It is rousing displays of this nature, to earn a fourth win in five games, that have won Sean Dyche so many admirers. This was almost the absolute away performance as Burnley defeated Bournemouth at their own game to leapfrog Tottenham and swagger into sixth place in the Premier League, three points off fourth. Nike NFL Brooks Reed Red Jersey Women's Limited: #50 Atlanta Falcons Home Vapor Untouchable It is no wonder the landlord at the Princess Royal pub in Burnley has mooted the idea of renaming the Womens Paul Worrilow Jersey hostelry after Dyche if they end up in the Champions League spots come the end of this rollercoaster ride in May. These are heady days Brad Daugherty Jersey in Lancashire. Men's Replica Majestic Erick Aybar Brown Alternate Jersey - #8 MLB San Diego Padres Cool Base“It’s absolutely amazing times for our fans, they definitely should enjoy all of this,” the Burnley manager said. “We’re not trying to be Barcelona but we are trying to mix our football and be effective in as many ways as possible. I am super pleased. The pride I have in the players and their professionalism is off the scale.” For Burnley, a team so comfortable in their own skin, this was the perfect response after a cruel defeat by Arsenal on Sunday. Dyche said as much, admitting his team had answered any questions of their Joe Thomas Youth jersey resolve to bounce back here. For Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe there was to be no 40th birthday party, after goals by Chris Wood and Robbie Brady halted their three-match unbeaten run, with Joshua King’s late strike merely a consolation. “I joked with him before about ruining his birthday but I didn’t actually mean it,” Dyche said with a smile. For Howe, who stood in Dyche’s shoes before him at Turf Moor between January 2011 and October 2012, Bournemouth’s sluggish start – in particular – made uneasy viewing, with a spell of concerted Burnley pressure resulting in the visitors going close. Brady fired an effort into the side-netting before Wood headed against the crossbar. Then Asmir Begovic made a fingertip save to keep out Wood’s downward header from Phil Bardsley’s centre. Burnley were in the groove, slick and Womens Thomas Greiss Jersey savvy. Bournemouth, meanwhile, were off-colour and all at sea in defence. The next Burnley attack was of Bournemouth’s own doing. When Steve Cook surrendered possession, Wood strode forward before unselfishly poking the ball across goal in search of an onrushing Jeff Hendrick but Cook flew in to block his shot with his legs. The Bournemouth defender was not so fortunate the next time. After a one-two with Jack Cork, Brady’s cross cannoned off Cook’s right leg Wood reacted quickest to slot home and punish a lackadaisical backline. It was the first goal Bournemouth had conceded for 346 minutes. They struggled to frighten the Burnley defence and Howe waited until 58 minutes to tweak his personnel, introducing the 20-year-old midfielder Lewis Cook in place of Harry Arter. Bournemouth badly needed a spark and it was one of the old guard as such, though, who almost delivered it with the captain, Simon Francis – back in the starting lineup after serving a one-match ban – rising highest to head wide from Jordon Ibe’s inswinging corner. Jermain Defoe replaced winger Marc Pugh but the striker had barely been on the field a couple of minutes when Burnley doubled their advantage. They poured forward from inside their own half at pace, with Hendrick supplying Brady, who drifted inside before blasting a right-footed effort beyond Begovic. were rampant and Cork, twice on loan at Bournemouth from Chelsea as a teenager, fizzed an effort wide from 25 yards. Bournemouth eventually stirred 12 minutes from time. Francis’s cross found Callum Wilson, who chested the ball to Defoe before the England striker hooked the ball towards the far post, where King was lurking to prod home his second league goal of the season. “The disappointing for me is the manner of the performance,” said Howe. “We never truly got going at any stage of the game.”
xiaolan Dec 1 '17 · Tags: jerseys
These are nervous times for Paul Clement. In Ricky Wagner Jersey a week during which two of Swansea City’s relegation rivals will appoint new managers, a narrow away defeat against the reigning champions, courtesy of Antonio Rüdiger’s second-half header, does not sound like the worst result. Women's Derek Sanderson Authentic Black Adidas Jersey: NHL Boston Bruins #16 HomeYet the manner of this performance – Swansea barely mustered a shot in anger – and with the Welsh club now the only team in the bottom five not to have parted company with their manager this season, it is clear that Clement’s time is running out fast. Muhammad Wilkerson Men's Limited Navy Blue Jersey: Nike NFL New York Jets Alternate #96The sending off of his counterpart Antonio Conte just before half-time for a bizarre tantrum at the fourth official had perhaps given Clement a glimmer of hope that this could be his night on his return to Stamford Bridge. Those hopes were dashed when Chelsea finally took the lead and never looked like surrendering it as they maintained their faint chances of retaining the title they won with such style last season. “The most disappointing thing was the nature of the goal – there were Authentic Hunter Pence Jersey players that had their backs turned, they weren’t in the right position,” Clement said. “What I was pleased about was that we didn’t fold and in the last 10 minutes we started to come back into the game and the players had the belief that they could create something. It was disappointing because we are desperate for points and on another night we could have got something.” Clement selected the same team that drew with Bournemouth on Saturday, with a third consecutive start in midfield for Renato Sanches, the Portugal international on loan from Bayern Munich, with Jordan Ayew also tasked with providing Wilfried Bony with support in attack. For the first time in a Premier League match since he arrived at the club, Conte opted to leave César Azpilicueta on the bench. Rüdiger took Jonathan Stewart Youth jersey his place, with Eden Hazard also surprisingly left on the bench – after his master class at Liverpool – in favour of Willian and a recall for Cesc Fàbregas in place of Danny Drinkwater. This was Clement’s second return with Swansea to the club where he spent more than a decade working as a youth coach. Before the match, tributes were paid to his former colleague Dermot Drummy, with whom Clement worked for Chelsea’s Under-18s side. He admitted afterwards that the had been “devastated” by the news of Drummy’s death on Tuesday, with fate dictating that he would be back in southwest London the following day. Swansea’s owners are rumoured to have sounded out Tony Pulis over his potential availability should they decide to dispense with Clement, although on this evidence, even the Welshman would have his work cut out solving Swansea’s defensive issues as Chelsea repeatedly created chances throughout the first period. Álvaro Morata came closest to breading the deadlock with a header in the 22nd minute that was turned over by Lukas Fabianski. The Swansea goalkeeper produced an even better save after Morata connected on the volley with Fàbregas’s pinpoint cross, while Marcos Alonso wasted another great opportunity from a When Alfie’s touch diverted a cross and the referee Neil Swarbrick awarded a goal-kick, Conte’s frustrations boiled over. He was sent to the stands after shouting directly in the face of the fourth official Lee Mason as Swansea somehow made it to the break with parity. “After the game it’s right to apologise for what happened,” said Conte, who watched the rest of the game from the dressing room. “I Authentic Mats Naslund Jersey saw that Swansea were wasting time and I said this a few times to the fourth official but I didn’t see that something had changed. I was frustrated about this situation and tried to tell him again and the referee took this decision. For sure I made a mistake but during the game I suffered with my players. It’s a pity.”
xiaolan Nov 30 '17 · Tags: jerseys
After Manchester City won 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion four weeks ago, the home team’s then-manager, Tony Pulis, was asked whether he thought Pep Guardiola’s fearsome side could go through the whole season unbeaten. “They’ve got to be fortunate with injuries and the bounce of the ball,” Pulis replied before adding that it would be interesting to see how City’s away form holds up as winter rolls in. “You saw what happened to Manchester United when they went to Huddersfield and it was wet and windy,” he warned. Youth Stephen Curry Swingman Gold Adidas Jersey: NBA Golden State Warriors #30 Alternate The FinalsAs if to lend weight to their manager’s point, Pulis’s own team went to Huddersfield a week later and lost. A few weeks after that, of course, Pulis was invited by West Brom’s owner to go into hibernation. But Pulis was right about how tough City would find the going at the John Smith’s Stadium – and that they might need the bounce of the ball. City’s winner came courtesy of a pair of ricochets in the dying minutes, first when Kevin De Bruyne’s pass was deflected into a team-mate’s path and then when Jonas Lössl’s panicked clearance rebounded off Raheem Sterling and into the net. Men's Stephen Curry Swingman Black Jersey: Adidas NBA #30 Golden State Warriors Finals Champions Sterling was a fitting scorer, as he personified one of City’s – and his – less celebrated qualities. They have been acclaimed for their flamboyant skills and scorching attacks but not for their character. How much mental strength does a team need, after all, when money can swing odds in their favour? Quite a bit, actually, when they face a foe such as Huddersfield. And it was wet and windy, too. The home team’s manager, David Wagner, had no about acknowledging afterwards that his plan was to make his team as hostile as the weather. Huddersfield have made more tackles than any other side in the Premier League this season and they increased their tally here, forcing City to earn the right to play. “This was a little bit what we wanted to do,” Wagner said of the robust exchanges. “To try to create a more physical football match rather than a technical football match. If you make it comfortable for an opponent like Manchester City so that they can enjoy their football, then you are chanceless. You have to create an atmosphere on the grass and in Deryk Engelland Authentic Jersey the stands that shows you have passion.” In the stands the fans obliged by creating a mighty din, even if City supporters would have been entitled to smirk when the locals began taunting them with chants of “Where were you when you were shit?” Two years ago almost to the day, Huddersfield’s 2-1 home defeat by Middlesbrough was watched by a little over 15,000 fans, 9,000 fewer than came to see Wagner’s team try to defy Guardiola’s armada. Still, and despite the perverse morality of football fandom, no one should blame people for not turning up when they do not expect to be entertained. But that no longer applies to Huddersfield. The Yorkshire club’s great triumph in their two years under Wagner is that they have locals they are going to be thrilled by what they see at the John Smith Stadium. Now there is a powerful synergy between fans and a team whose spirit is boundless. City saw all that and matched it. They were for up the fight, even after the bounce of the ball went against them, Nicolás Otamendi inadvertently putting Huddersfield in front by diverting Schindler’s header into his own goal. Eventually City made their own luck. Kyle Walker may have been the one whose aggressiveness drew the ire of Wagner and the home fans, but Sterling’s defiance was more decisive. This is no will‑o’‑the‑wisp winger. His speed and skill would not be so influential if not for his strength, physical and mental. The way he held off defenders here before spinning and dashing past them made him a constant menace. It turned out the only way that Scott Malone could handle him was to manhandle him. That led to the penalty that brought City’s equaliser less than one minute after half-time Womens Tim Hardaway Jersey and 30 seconds after Sterling could have been given a spot-kick after being brought down by Lössl. Sterling never relented. He kept on running at and through Huddersfield, wriggly and elusive but also very hard, a lizard with armoured-plating. Anyone who still doubts the 22‑year‑old’s class is a fool or worse. Although Huddersfield showed, as Pulis’s team had done, that City are vulnerable defensively provided the opposition can get the ball off them, the abiding lesson from this match is that City are no soft touches. “We needed this kind of situation to happen, to be in trouble,” said Guardiola. “Are we going to go the whole season unbeaten? It’s Tony Gonzalez Jersey impossible not to lose a game. But [we] fight to avoid that.” More than that, City fight to win. Guardiola’s attacking substitutions proved that, as did his Howie Kendrick Womens Jersey players’ incessant forward motion. No one better than Sterling.
xiaolan Nov 29 '17 · Tags: jerseys
Antonio Conte has embarked for Anfield in combative mood. Chelsea take on Liverpool in the weekend’s most anticipated fixture but the manager prefaced it by opening up a new line of complaint against his employers, over the contract of Thibaut Courtois, while continuing to air grievances over a congested fixture list. Women's Sean Doolittle Replica Navy Blue Majestic Jersey: MLB Washington Nationals #62 Alternate Cool BaseThe Chelsea goalkeeper is under contract at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season but the player Conte believes will be “the best in the world” said week there has been no progress on a new deal and he is happy to wait until the end of the season to pursue discussions. Game Women's Kenny Wiggins Black Jersey: NFL Nike Los Angeles Chargers #79 FashionWhen asked to comment on Courtois’ remarks in his pre-match press conference, Conte said the onus lay on the club to fix the situation. “I must be honest, I think that this question is for the club, not for me,” he said. “I like to give my opinion about technical decisions. It is important for the club to face this issue, to face this contract with Courtois. For sure I can tell that Courtois Darrell Green Authentic Jersey is one of the best, maybe the best goalkeeper in the world, and he is a player who is very important for Chelsea. I can tell this. But for sure the renewal is a task for the club. “If a big player decides to not sign a new contract it is difficult for a club to try to avoid this issue,” Conte went on. “But at the same time I think there is space to try to deal with the issue and try to Jason Heyward Womens Jersey solve the situation. Maybe [Alexis] Sánchez and [Mesut] Özil they are finishing their contracts with Arsenal and it is not simple but every club has to try solve the situations.” Chelsea made a 6,000-mile round trip to Azerbaijan in midweek, touching down in London only at the second time of asking because bad weather. But while he admitted to being disconcerted by these events Conte was more keen to repeat his insistence that Chelsea have been unfairly done by in the allocation of fixtures. “It was a lot of wind and we tried to land the first time but it was impossible,” said Conte, whose side were 4-0 winners against Qarabag, of the emergency landing at Gatwick. “Then the captain tried again and the second time it was positive. As you know in these circumstances you feel a bit afraid, you are a bit scared, but the captain was very good. “It was a problem to land. I think that to get to your house at 6am is not simple. It’s not simple then to rest and recover for only one day and to prepare for a big game. It’s not right, I must be honest. But we have to do it and today we had a good training session and we tried to prepare the game very well.” Conte says he has asked his club to do what they can to ensure such a compressed fixture schedule does not recur but says he has not made a complaint to Tajae Sharpe Authentic Jersey the Premier League. The Italian was also critical after Chelsea faced Manchester City in the Premier League in September, two days after returning from a Champions League away fixture with Atlético Madrid. “I tried to speak with my club about this problem and to pay more attention for the future,” Conte said. “This is not the first time. In only one month and a half we have had two situations and, also, it was before big games, against Manchester City and now against Liverpool. “I think [the Premier League] have to pay more attention and Bobby Wagner Jersey try to give the same possibilities to all teams to recover in the right way, in the same way, and not to try to create a problem for only one team.
xiaolan Nov 26 '17 · Tags: jerseys
There was no manic celebration from Antonio Conte and his players at the final whistle, polite handshakes replacing joyful punches of the air, but all in the visitors’ ranks could take pride in a job professionally done. Comfortable victory in Baku has extended Chelsea’s Champions League campaign into the new-year knockout phase. They may not appreciate it at Anfield on Saturday, when aching limbs will kick in as they heave to deal with a wounded Liverpool, but the 5,000-mile round trip to Azerbaijan has been distinctly worthwhile. Elite Women's Justin Pugh Red Alternate Jersey: NFL Nike New York Giants #67 Vapor UntouchableThe final group game against Atlético Madrid, a daunting prospect when the section was drawn, will now merely determine the leadership of the section. “We have reached our first target: to go through into the knockout,” Conte said. “And to avoid the game with Atlético becoming decisive for us is very important. It will be a good chance now to have another rotation with my players.” Jonathan Quick Youth Adidas Navy Blue 2016 Authentic World Cup Hockey Jersey - Away Team USA #32 Jerseys In a crammed schedule in which margin for error has always felt so slim, testing the head coach’s mood as much as his players’ fitness levels, a relatively relaxed evening in early December is to be cherished. In the context of what ultimately felt a comfortable night’s work it was easy to forget that Qarabag, much improved from the side who sunk without trace at Stamford Bridge on debut at this level in September, had initially threatened their visitors. Indeed, had their former Birmingham City midfielder Michel converted an early chance rather than clip his shot against the crossbar when it had seemed easier to score early on, then this could have been a distinctly more awkward occasion. Instead the hosts were blunted by Rashad Sadygov’s dismissal and Chelsea’s busy energy duly prevailed. Conte could admire the grace with which his players manoeuvred the ball, with David Luiz successfully reintegrated after his spell out of favour and the side efficient and untroubled once ahead. The head coach has now seen his team win successive away games 4-0 and was even able to withdraw the excellent Eden Hazard and overworked Marcos Alonso – Womens Terrell Suggs Jersey his only fit left wing-back – long before the end, with the only disappointment his reluctance to blood the 18-year-old Dujon Sterling from the bench. Given the formality the contest had become, capped by Willian’s blistering Womens Pat Elflein Jersey fourth goal rasped in from distance near the end, a European debut might have added to the general sense of satisfaction. Sterling will have to wait. Many of the locals had departed by the time Willian plundered his second five minutes from time, exploiting space just outside the penalty area to beat the diving Ibrahim Sehic. The majority left choked in anticlimax, those encouraging draws against Atlético buried beneath another avalanche of Chelsea goals, and grumbling at the perceived eccentricities of the referee, Manuel de Sousa. The Portuguese had spied Sadygov’s clumsy touch on Willian’s back 19 minutes in, the Brazilian crumpling to the turf to claim the penalty with the captain, much to his own bewilderment, duly dismissed. Gurban Gurbanov, the home team’s manager, reluctantly conceded the offence may have warranted a penalty, but the double punishment seemed harsh and leant itself to conspiracy theories. “Maybe if we were not a small country and a small team, the decision might have been different,” he offered. “Chelsea didn’t need that red card.” The crowd wailed their disapproval when the incident was replayed on Jaylon Smith Youth jersey the big screens at half-time, and had further cause to vent their spleen at De Sousa before the end. Regardless, this became a procession from the moment Hazard converted from the spot, becoming Belgium’s leading scorer – with eight – in the Champions League. Conte will have purred at the ease at which his players carved open opponents now steeled merely to defend, particularly for their second: a culmination of crisp and accurate passes between Cesc Fàbregas, Pedro, Willian and Hazard. The Belgian eventually back-heeled his assist square, dizzied markers failing to anticipate such impudence, for Willian to collect and calmly finish beyond the helpless Sehic. The goalkeeper excelled thereafter to deny Pedro, Willian and Hazard – a live-wire front three, buzzing disconcertingly around panicked defenders – and should not have been given a chance by A.Q. Shipley Jersey the substitute Álvaro Morata, who steered a shot wide from close range without a marker in sight. Instead Gara Garayev’s tug on Willian’s shoulder, yanking back his shirt, was penalised by the referee for another soft penalty award. “A little bit of contact,” the Brazilian said post-match. “So, for me, it was a penalty. I don’t think you guys thought it was …” The locals definitely did not, but Fàbregas converted at the second attempt anyway.
xiaolan Nov 24 '17 · Tags: jerseys
Five Premier League managers have lost their jobs so far this season before we are a third of the way in, and looking at the bottom three in particular the figure could still rise again before Christmas. Men's Jameer Nelson Authentic Gold Adidas Jersey: NBA Denver Nuggets #1 AlternateTo put that into context, this time last season only one manager had been sacked, Francesco Guidolin almost inevitably failing to live up to expectations at Swansea, and it would take until late February and the tear-jerking removal of Claudio Ranieri at Leicester to take the tally to five. Another odd about the five departures this season is that aside from Frank de Boer, appointed by Crystal Palace in the summer, the same men were responsible for guiding their clubs to mid-table security the season before. If you look at the final table for 2016-17, the clubs who have parted with their managers finished seventh, 10th, 11th and 12th. That bandwidth should represent solidity and a job reasonably well done. It is not where you would expect managerial dissatisfaction to set in a matter of months later. So what has changed this season, why does panic seem to be setting in among seemingly respectable clubs with sound Premier League pedigrees? Obviously some of the five have been doing really badly – Crystal Palace most notably, with West Ham, West Brom and Everton not far behind – and owners are more or less bound to act if there does not appear to be any immediate prospect of climbing out of trouble. But West Brom have just sacked a firefighter, albeit an unpopular one, who has never been relegated. They could now turn to Sam Allardyce, who has a similar record and a good relationship with the Albion chairman, John Williams, but while Premier League status might be preserved would the fans be any happier with the football? Five weeks ago most Everton fans were in agreement that Ronald Koeman had to go, the same Everton fans who were congratulating the club a year earlier on appointing a top-drawer manager. But if Koeman Jayon Brown Youth jersey was as forceful and determined a character as he first appeared, could he not have been trusted with a little more time to turn the club around? It might not have been his fault that a striking replacement for Romelu Lukaku was not found, after all. One could understand why the club pressed the panic button so early, results were woeful and the Goodison atmosphere was growing mutinous, but a month down the line it can not yet be said Everton have put themselves in a better position. The owners seem to have been delusional to a certain extent over the difficulty of finding a better-qualified manager than Koeman in mid-season, while some of the fans Alexander Nylander Jersey who celebrated the Dutchman’s removal might have been a bit quieter had they realised the most viable alternative was David Unsworth. The point is that Everton, like West Ham and Palace, are still in trouble despite changing managers. This season climbing the table cannot be taken for granted once you are down at the bottom and part of the reason for that is the fact that the promoted clubs are all doing so well. Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle are all together in a tight little knot in mid-table, exactly where the teams who have entered the sack race used to be. All five of this season’s managerial changes have taken place below them, while above them Burnley and Watford sail serenely on, their only apparent concerns being the likelihood of eventually losing their bright young managers to bigger clubs with relegation worries.
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It was the night when Christian Eriksen made one of the grandest statements of his career. Denmark needed him to perform in the World Cup play-off second leg against the Republic of Ireland – and how he answered the call. Men's Kevin Garnett Swingman Blue Adidas Jersey: NBA Minnesota Timberwolves #21 ThrowbackThe Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s sumptuous hat-trick in Dublin fired a 5-1 win, qualification to the finals in Russia next summer and a wave of superlatives – the most headline-grabbing of which was from his manager, Age Hareide, who described him as one of the top 10 players in the world. It is a measure of the pace Ian Kinsler Womens Jersey of modern football, together with its wild Patrick Chung Jersey extremes, that – seven days on and in the lead-up to Tottenham’s Champions League Group H tie at Borussia Dortmund – Eriksen should talk of rather different emotions. The 2-0 defeat against Arsenal in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday has seen to that. Rather abruptly, he has felt the pedestal swept from underneath him. He is fired to prove himself once again. “It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly after the derby and you can have a bit of revenge – you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw on Saturday,” Eriksen said. “When you get a knock on the head, you’re going to lie down but we need to come back. “Getting your country to the World Cup is something that you don’t do often and it was very exciting. The game on Saturday was a big difference – a big blow compared to what happened last Tuesday. There was a high and a low and a big gap in between.” Eriksen went to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as an 18-year-old prospect and he came on twice as a substitute; the second of his appearances was in the do-or-die final group game against Japan, when Denmark did not do and died. This time he will be the talisman of Hareide’s team, the player who will shoulder the hopes of a nation. “What the manager said after the Ireland game was a big compliment but talking to the media after a game like that – you put your players anywhere,” Eriksen said, with a smile. “I think I’ve kicked on over the last few years as opposed to just the last 12 months. I’ve shown more consistency. The whole Spurs team have shown incredible improvements.” The barometers of the progress are numerous. This time last year Tottenham lost 2-1 at Deatrich Wise Jr Authentic Jersey Monaco in their penultimate Champions League group phase tie to exit the competition. Now they have qualified for the last 16 after four games and the talk is about what it would mean if they were to top the section. Two seasons ago Tottenham came to Dortmund in the last 16 of the Europa League and, with an understrength team, they were beaten 3-0. That occasion feels as though it was taken from another era. It also felt instructive that Mauricio Pochettino’s team had been the pre-derby favourites on Saturday, even if they failed to live up to the billing. “The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism,” Pochettino said. “It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect.” Eriksen said: “People looked at our group at the start with Real Madrid and Dortmund and said that we’re going to have a tough time and end up in the Europa League. But we’ve shown that we’re better than that and we can compete in the Champions League.” The criticism that has tracked Pochettino and his players centres on their away record against fellow members of the Premier League’s big six. In 18 such fixtures under Pochettino, they have won only once. Although it is a different competition, they have the opportunity to show their mettle in Dortmund at one of the great venues of European football. Moreover, there is the thing about the trophies – or the lack of them. Some people insist that Pochettino needs to win one to validate his tenure.,91.0.html
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