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Fail again. Fail better. Fail, at the very least, in a slightly more interesting way. As England’s final friendly eliminators fade from the memory, the forthcoming debate – and it is coming: you can hear it on the wind – over whether Dele Alli merits a place in the starting XI looks set to become one of the main irresolvable discussion points of the run-up to the World Cup. Youth Harrison Butker Game Gray Static Nike Jersey: NFL Kansas City Chiefs #7 Vapor UntouchableAnd not just because all England generations must have their irresolvable discussion points. This is an interesting debate in its own right, a question of talent and form but also of the kind of patterns Gareth Southgate wants his team to adopt in and out of possession. Ryan Miller Youth Nike Navy Blue 2014 Premier Olympic Hockey Jersey - Away Team USA #39 Jerseys Alli is an unusual figure in an unusually mannered England squad. In a group that lacks obvious stars, he is the most obviously starry presence, an attacking midfielder whose grace and impudent skill on the ball can take the breath away. But he can also look like an ill-fitting part in the current Team Gareth, a slightly chancy, difficult element in what has become a notably careful, systems-based team. Good Dele can terrorise the Real Madrid defence. Bad Dele can give the ball away; can foul and dive and lose his focus against a Juventus team specifically working on trying to make him lose his focus. Plus a part of him just seems to play on the old England insecurities. When Alli glides between the lines, or nudges those lovely little passes, something in that seductively high-ceilinged talent raises the old, bruised hopes of an England team fit to take it to the best in the world. When he fades to the fringes, the muscle memory of talented but brittle tournament teams past starts to bite. There is a chance with the current group to move on from the old patterns, to shift away from this kind of celebrity individualism. In the last few months Southgate has emerged as a genuine reformer, ready to break the cycles of the past, imposing instead his Darren McFadden Jersey own quietly tenacious sense of order. There is a kind of beige-hued revolution in train here, one that might just take in the wider issue of Dele or no Dele. Make a list of the recurrent failings of England tournament teams and quite a few have at least been addressed head on. England have repeatedly looked ill at ease in possession, exhausting themselves chasing more technically skilled opponents around some sun-baked field. Southgate’s Latavius Murray Youth jersey England will at least keep the ball. England teams have lacked a guiding tactical system, often seeming to make it up on the hoof, or looking to individual inspiration from some wheezing all-star. Southgate’s anti-cavaliers, masters of the slow passing game, might fall at the first hurdle. But do at least have a plan. Similarly, there will be no hobbling superstars in this set-up, no convalescent A-listers pulling rank. Premier League celebrity does not butter Gareth’s parsnips. Instead fitness and athleticism are the basic minimum, to maintain the system and, as a point of stern-faced, winningly roundhead principle, Southgate has banned sugar, biscuits, sweets and orange squash. The machine has been streamlined, the fripperies scythed away. Fail better – Authentic Andrew Ladd Jersey and with no excuses this time. Or at least with a different set. Which brings us back to the most mercurial talent of the current non-mercurial generation. Alli would have made an Chris Mullin Jersey appearance against Italy had he been fit enough to complete England’s training sessions. This is in itself a departure. Many a half-fit star has been eased into the team in the past – and Alli is the most obviously talented midfielder, a player whose basic skills, the regal way he moves around the pitch, can be so alluring in isolation.
xiaolan Mar 29 · Tags: jerseys
Adrien Silva is recalling when he was banned from playing after a Premier League club tried to sign him, only this episode has nothing to do with Leicester City and the deadline-day saga that ended with an Womens Steve Largent Jersey international footballer running round a field to keep fit between talking to lawyers. Silva is rowing back to 2005 instead, when he was 15 and José Mourinho tried to talk him into joining Chelsea along with two other young Sporting Lisbon players. Elite Men's Robert Alford White Road Jersey: NFL Nike Atlanta Falcons #23 Super Bowl LI 51“It was a very strange moment and I was so young,” Silva says. “To have this club approach me, especially when Mourinho comes to talk to you … at this time, we didn’t know why he came. But when the club wants something, they do everything. He came to see me in Portugal and we went there, to Chelsea, to see the training ground. Then we came back and it was a big, big situation with Sporting.” MLB Men's Colorado Rockies Navy Banner Wave T-ShirtSporting were furious and, as well as making a complaint to Fifa about Chelsea, refused to allow Silva to train and play for them for two months. The other teenagers, Fábio Ferreira and Ricardo Fernandes, joined Chelsea and were both released four years later without playing a game. Silva, however, spoke to his parents and chose a different path, harbouring concerns that Chelsea “wanted to win now and not wait for young players”. That he went on to make 241 appearances for Sporting and become a Portugal international suggests he made the right call. “Thanks to God,” says Silva, smiling. It is a timely story on the eve of Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea but all the more so in the context of what happened last year, when Silva faced another enforced absence, after Fifa rejected Leicester’s application to register the midfielder because his £22m move from Sporting had missed the transfer deadline by 14 seconds. Barred from playing until January and initially prevented from training with the Premier League club, Silva spent six weeks living with his agent at the Marriott hotel in Leicester, where they exhausted every avenue, including taking his case to the court of arbitration for sport, to try to overturn a ruling that left him angry and upset. “I had some injuries in my career but then you why you don’t play and that’s part of football, so you can accept it,” Silva says. “But this situation wasn’t correct. It wasn’t correct because I was able to play physically and I didn’t do anything wrong to Irving Fryar Womens Jerseymake this situation. I will never understand the decision of Fifa – even after Leicester had tried everything to change it. There is no protection for the players in this situation. The players are the most important, so why don’t [Fifa] think about that and make some exception? OK, if it is so many hours [after the deadline], but we’re talking about seconds here. So I think it was a very poor decision.” This is Silva’s first national newspaper interview since joining Leicester and one of the things that comes across during an enjoyable hour in his company is that he was just as confused as everyone else when the window closed. Told that the media did not know for a while whether he was a Leicester or a Sporting player, Silva shakes his head, grins and replies: “Me neither.” Sporting, however, appeared keen to provide some clarity. Within days Bruno de Carvalho, Sporting’s president, said: “The transfer of Adrien is already completed. Hopefully Leicester find a solution for him.” Those comments gave the impression that Sporting were washing their hands of any Connor McDavid Womens Jerseypotential problems and, with that in mind, it is interesting to know whether Silva felt any frustration with how his former club acted. “Not with Sporting. With the president. And that’s different,” Silva says. “He tried, I think, to protect his club. But in it’s more important when you represent a club to protect the human or the player.” For all his annoyance with Fifa Silva admits to fearing the worst as soon as the window closed. “But after Leicester and my lawyers told me that we could make an appeal, Womens Wes Horton Jersey I got my hopes up and I tried to keep my head right,” he explains. “I trained alone at the gym and on a field to try to keep my physical condition because I wasn’t allowed to train with the team.” cheap jerseys free shipping wholesale jerseys from china wholesale nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseyscheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys
xiaolan Mar 20 · Tags: jerseys
In theory, it ought to have been a fine day for the brand. “Glory, glory Man United” echoed around Old Trafford as Manchester United closed in on a record-equalling 13th FA Cup. The marketing department could savour the sight of two of José Mourinho’s bigger buys on the scoresheet. Nike NFL Jack Ham Black Jersey Youth Elite: #59 Pittsburgh Steelers Home Vapor Untouchable Yet two more languished unused on the bench even before “United” began to appear an inappropriate suffix as the manager eviscerated his team. If there was one thing worse than being castigated in public by the Portuguese, it was presumably Womens Zach Ertz Jerseybeing spared censure only by virtue of being omitted. If the scorers on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, seem to be Mourinho’s disciples, two who he stated on Friday would form part of his legacy, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sánchez represent recent disappointments. They formed a contrast, a pair who are delivering and a duo who were dropped. In one sense, United were masters of efficiency against Brighton – two efforts on target produced two goals – but there was precious little stardust. Victory was ground out. It was their 11th win in 15 matches, numbers many a rival might envy, but statistics can camouflage much. United have looked much less than the sum of their parts with Pogba and Sánchez. Mourinho opted for more functional parts without them, a star vehicle with more prosaic passengers. Pogba was benched for fourth time in Authentic Micah Hyde Jersey seven games, Sánchez for the first in an Old Trafford career that has yielded a solitary goal in 10 largely unimpressive outings. Mourinho can be the master of the pointed slight, and Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellani were the substitutes summoned instead of Sánchez and Pogba respectively. It felt like another statement of dissatisfaction in two of the supposed galácticos, delivered in public. There were more. Two others, Anthony Martial and then Rashford, filled Sánchez’s preferred position on the left, reprising the job‑share they had in the first half of the season before the arrival from Arsenal complicated the decision‑making process and brought about a demotion for two burgeoning talents. The most dynamic display from United’s left flank since Sánchez’s signing remains Rashford’s demolition of Liverpool last week: it is also the Englishman’s only start in the side in 2018. Pogba can also testify that Mourinho has a surfeit of certain types of players; strapping six‑footers in the midfield, in his case. It is a sign of the decline in the Frenchman’s fortunes that one who, until recently, was the most expensive player in football history has been rebranded as the anti‑Scott McTominay. Not for the first Delon Wright Authentic Jersey time, it felt that Mourinho was using the 21-year-old as a proxy, looking at others, and Pogba in particular, through the prism of his new favourite. He paid an unusual tribute to McTominay, highlighting what he thought was his worst performance in a United shirt but praising him for what he deemed an example of damage limitation. “He had the big personality to say and to think: ‘I am not playing well but at least I am going to do the basic things of the game,’” Mourinho explained. “The basic things of the game are [to] keep his position, give balance to the team, recover balls and don’t make defensive mistakes.” Defensive discipline, the avoidance of errors, positional nous: it was a checklist of everything Mourinho wants in a defensive midfielder. McTominay lacks Pogba’s extravagant gifts and exuberant nature. He does not share the Frenchman’s wanderlust or his capacity to get caught ahead of the ball. If he was charged with replicating Matic’s display, McTominay at least offered similar reliability out of possession. Yet if no man is an island, Mourinho argued a Manchester United player was: Matic, an isolated bastion of excellence. wholesale nfl jerseys from china cheap jerseyswholesale nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys
xiaolan Mar 19 · Tags: jerseys
The ‘Brian Clough Trophy’ was scrapped over with appropriate insistency but, had the bearer of its name been in either dressing room, he might have had words to say about the lack of anything else. Neither Nottingham Forest nor Derby County could feel put out after a ragged draw that essentially continued both teams’ form going into it; a late red card for Tom Huddlestone, provided the talking point although it would be a generous reading of events that ascribed it any real impact on the outcome. MLB Detroit Tigers Nike Authentic Collection Legend Logo 1.5 Performance T-Shirt - OrangeHuddlestone had provided the game’s only moments of genuine quality but, more often than not, found himself entangled in the morass of limbs and bodies that rendered good intentions futile throughout. His team-mate Bradley Johnson had been antagonist-in-chief but it was Huddlestone who, booked twice in three minutes for fouls on Lee Tomlin, departed early at a time when Derby felt their efforts to end a six-game winless run were steam. The sending-off enraged Gary Rowett, their manager, who believed Tomlin had drawn the second yellow card with a dive and claimed a half-time warning had gone unheeded. Rowett went to see the referee, Jeremy Simpson, at the break to opine that Tomlin had bought himself a series of free-kicks rather too easily. “I’ve got no problem with Lee, he’s a good lad and a good player,” Rowett said. “But you ask the officials to do their job properly and the quality of that performance, for me, wasn’t very good. Unfortunately for us it’s been crucial to our chances of winning the game. It looked to me like there’s no contact whatsoever.” Rowett had a point although few would contend Derby had been on course to win. The second-half introductions of Cameron Jerome and Kasey Palmer led to a period of concerted pressure, with Forest pegged back in the 10 minutes before Huddlestone’s dismissal, but it had not yielded a Julius Nattinen Womens Jersey significant opportunity. In fact it was with 10 men that Derby fashioned their best chance of the half, Andreas Weimann drawing a brilliant block from the Forest left-back Ben Osborn, and they were hardly compelled into a late rearguard action by a powder-puff home side. They had posed a clearer threat before half-time and that owed, primarily, to Huddlestone’s constructive side. One radar-like release of Weimann, which the winger squandered by shooting against Danny Fox, was a reminder that his passing range still has Authentic Pharoh Cooper Jersey few parallels when in tune. It was a more subtle ball to the same player in the 45th minute that created the game’s only memorable opening. Weimann read the pass and cut back to David Nugent, who was thwarted by Costel Pantilimon. The goalkeeper’s follow-up save from Tom Lawrence, improvising to turn the ball over with a toe, was even better but the sequence failed to prompt any further escalation in goalmouth activity. “I think so, on the performance,” Rowett said when asked if he felt his team had deserved to win. “I thought we looked very solid defensively and had by far the best chances.” It was minor hyperbole but, in any case, few of those opportunities are going in for Derby. They rarely lose but are no longer automatic promotion contenders and, despite a four-point cushion to seventh place, memories linger of past tail-offs. Not that Forest, safe in Ereck Flowers Womens Jersey mid-table, would refuse to change places. Aitor Karanka has tamed the more naive elements of an attack-minded side and sought to create one closer to his fastidiously drilled image. They did not produce a shot on target, despite flickers from Tomlin and the young winger Matty Cash, but a six-game unbeaten run holds promise for a run at better times next year. “At the end nobody wanted to lose the game,” Karanka said, in a summary encapsulating much of the fear that dogs second-tier matches these days. The only victories on offer were small ones. While his players exchanged words with Tomlin after the match, there were suggestions Rowett had shown two fingers to the Forest supporters. cheap nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys from chinawholesale jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys
xiaolan Mar 13 · Tags: jerseys
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.”
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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.”
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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.
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