October 18

Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel Arteta

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 9:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares The Frenchman now looks certain to leave the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Matteo Guendouzi appears to have no intention of mending bridges at Arsenal after his falling out with manager Mikel Arteta, reportedly snubbing advice from David Luiz over his conduct.The Frenchman has been banned from first-team training after grabbing Neal Maupay around the throat following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat against Brighton last month.Although Guendouzi escaped an FA sanction for the incident, Arteta was furious with his conduct, leaving him out of the side in the following four Premier League matches and ordering him to train alone until he changes his attitude. Comment Guendouzi has been frozen out since grabbing Maupay around the neck (Picture: Sky Sports)Arteta hoped the punishment would teach the young midfielder a valuable lesson, but instead he has refused to apologise and now believes his future lies away from the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNow a fresh report from France Football claims Guendouzi has rejected the pleas of teammate David Luiz, one of the most senior players in the squad, who has tried to get the 21-year-old to back down.Luiz encouraged the youngster – who also had to be reprimanded during a warm-weather training camp before the season was halted – to show more professionalism, but his advice was ‘brushed aside’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalRather than being prompted to change his mentality, Guendouzi has continued to defend his actions and insists he was protecting his teammate, with Maupay having caused an injury to Bernd Leno earlier in the game.A meeting between Guendouzi, Arteta, head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu has already taken place, in which the midfielder’s omission from the first-team squad was confirmed, and a second round of talks will continue at the end of the season when a final decision will be made.center_img Advertisement Arteta is prepared to sell Guendouzi if his attitude does not change significantly (Picture: Getty)Guendouzi’s behaviour since the disciplinary action has only reinforced Arteta’s concerns about his behaviour and attitude, while the player himself does not see a future for himself at Arsenal under the Spaniard.If he does not change his mindset dramatically before the end of the season, Arsenal will look to offload him in the summer and would hope to receive a fee of around £30million.MORE: Mikel Arteta reacts to rumours Arsenal have done U-turn over William Saliba’s participation in the Coupe de France finalMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what Eddie Nkteiah told Arsenal teammates in dressing room after red cardFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

September 29

Dutch roundup: Deloitte, Cappital, DNB, Dow Chemical

first_imgIn other news, supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) reported Dutch mortgages funds had almost doubled in size to €6.7bn last year.This reflected a wider trend of Dutch pension funds replacing government bonds in part with mortgages.Last September, the €58bn metal scheme PMT invested €1bn in mortgages through the Dutch Mortgage Funding Company (DMFCO).At the same time, the €19bn scheme for the printing industry PGB and the €7bn scheme of steelworks Hoogovens invested €500m each through DMFCO, which said it expected to issue €3bn in mortgages within 18 months.Aegon and Syntrus Achmea have estimated that their mortgages funds would hold €6bn in combined mortgage investments by the end of last year.Finally, the €2bn Dutch scheme for Dow Chemical said it has replaced its final salary pension plan with an average salary arrangement.Manager of Dow Chemical’s pensions burear, Caroline van Eecke, said: “Following the decrease of the tax-facilitated pension accrual, sticking with the final salary scheme would have meant an accrual drop of at least 13%.”The allowed tax-free accrual for final salary plans has been reduced from 1.9% to 1.657% with the annual accrual under the new average salary arrangements set at 1.875%, she added.Since 1 January 2014, the Dow Pensioenfonds has been closed to new entrants. New employees accrue pension rights in the new low cost ppi vehicle of asset manager Robeco. Deloitte’s Netherlands office is to place its pension arrangements with Cappital, the new defined contribution (DC) vehicle from TKP and insurer Aegon. The accountacy and consultancy firm cited the lower investment costs as the main reason for the transition, writing on a website for its staff.Since 2001, the €860m Deloitte defined contribbution (DC) scheme has seen its investments managed by Dutch manager Robeco, who will see the assets transferred to Cappital, Deloitte said.At the end of 2013, the Pensioenfonds Deloitte had 16,300 participants, of whom 4,300 were workers and 1,570 pensioners.last_img read more

September 22

Messi unlikely to change mind on exit, FC Barcelona presidential candidate says

first_imgLionel Messi is unlikely to change his mind about leaving FC Barcelona, a presidential candidate in the Spanish club’s elections, Victor Font, has said.Messi rocked FC Barcelona last month when his lawyers told the club he wanted to activate a clause in his contract. It is a clause that will allow him to leave for free before the 2020/2021 season.The club disputed the claim, saying the clause expired on June 10, with La Liga also releasing a statement saying his contract was still valid.But Font is not optimistic about convincing Messi to stay another year.“I really hope the decision can be changed,” Font said.“It doesn’t seem likely, though… If that’s the case, the focus should be on making the transition as smooth as possible. “Messi loves the club and he wants to win, he wants to compete. He has been saying this for many, many years, it’s not just been for a few weeks.“Unfortunately the club has not been able to deliver on the promise of building a competitive team.”Messi, 33, last won the UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona in 2015.An 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals last month was the final straw for the six-times world player of the year.Messi, who failed to turn up for pre-season training on Monday, had previously labelled his side “weak” and “inconsistent” after surrendering the league title to rivals Real Madrid. The club has spent millions on players in the transfer market who have not come good in recent years.Transfer strategy is now something Font hopes to change if he is elected president.“Currently you have the president, the chairman of the board and even some directors making decisions about signings, about selling players and that needs to be changed,” Font added.He hopes to succeed president Josep Maria Bartomeu in the election next March.RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi “That’s why we’ve been working on a project and we need people to lead that who come from the world of football.”Lionel Messi’s father and agent headed to FC Barcelona on Tuesday for what Argentine media said was a meeting with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.Television pictures showed Jorge Messi boarding a private plane in Rosario.The plane was destined for the US, from where he would proceed to Spain, local newspapers Ole and Capital de Rosario reported.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichFC BarcelonaLa LigaLionel MessiUEFA Champions LeagueVictor Fontlast_img read more

September 18

Newlands scandal born of leadership gulf – Ricky Ponting

first_imgRICKY Ponting has revealed his belief that the road leading Australia to the Newlands scandal had started years before when he became fearful of a decline in the level of senior experience around the national team, to adequately mentor younger players as to how to conduct themselves.Speaking to a fundraising dinner of almost 500 guests for the Chappell Foundation at the SCG on Tuesday night, Ponting said that he could see a link between the anxiety about leadership in the Australian team, that saw him play on for several years after he might easily have retired, and the eventual crisis in South Africa that saw Steven Smith and David Warner banned for a year while stripped of their leadership roles.Cameron Bancroft, a more junior member of the side, was suspended for nine months.Put simply, Ponting said, all well-rounded teams needed senior figures around them who have the ability to “say no” when questions of character, ethics or sharp practice are raised. This was conspicuously absent at the height of the Newlands scandal.“I was a bit worried that with a lot of the experience going out of our team at the same time, that there would be a bit of a void left with experienced players to be able to say ‘no’ basically,” Ponting said. “If I look at where things got at Cape Town I just don’t think there were enough people around that team to say ‘no’ to some of those guys.Things got completely out of control. That’s very much an outsider’s view on it. I had nothing to do with the team really until the last couple of years around some Twenty20 cricket and the World Cup last year.“I probably should have retired three or four years earlier than I did but I was really worried about where the direction of the Australian cricket team was going if I wasn’t around. And I wanted to be around to help Warner and Smith and Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson. I wanted to help them through that initial phase of their international careers because I knew it wasn’t going to be easy for them.”Had Ponting retired at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when he gave up the captaincy to Michael Clarke, he would have finished with 152 Tests, 12 363 runs and an average of 53.51, with 39 centuries.As it was, he stayed on until midway the Test summer of 2012-13, adding two more hundreds and another nine Test match victories to take his career tally beyond 100.However, at the same time Ponting’s average was steadily eroded to 51.85 by the time of his last match in Perth against South Africa.“I was just a little bit worried with the void that was left on the experience side,” Ponting said. “Every great team that I played in, whether it be a club team or an Australian cricket team or a state team, there was always a lot of old hard heads around just to make sure when the younger guys came in that they understood what it meant to be playing for each of those teams. And if I had have retired … I was worried there wasn’t going to be enough people to point them in the right direction.”Working primarily as a commentator, Ponting kept a professional distance from the Australian side until he began to become involved in some T20 coaching from 2017 onwards, but his closeness to the set-up was greatly increased once his close friend Justin Langer became the senior coach in the wake of the Newlands scandal in 2018.“Having Justin around the national team now, I think we’ve already seen a bit of a change in behaviour and I think we’ve seen the public are really starting to enjoy and embrace the Australian cricket team again,” Ponting told the gathering. “Even looking at (Monday night), the way that David Warner spoke at the Australian Cricket Awards, winding the clock back 12 or 18 months, that wasn’t possible for him to do. I think he did a terrific job. And I think he’s slowly starting to gain a lot of the respect of the Australian public back again.”The Chappell Foundation, which collects funds for homeless youths, raised more than A$400 000 on the night, as Ponting and the foundation’s founder Greg Chappell also took guests on a guided tour of the Australian dressing-room. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

September 17

Yelin gives players opportunity to participate in fun activities before match

first_imgBefore the Syracuse volleyball team took the court against Virginia last Friday, head coach Leonid Yelin gave his players the opportunity to do something they had not had much of all season before and during games: have some fun.Before the match started, Yelin instructed the players to compete in fun activities such as sprinting races and other things to ease their minds before the match.“We would compete between each other, like run races, like the weirdest things ever,” sophomore outside hitter Gosia Wlaszczuk said. “It makes us not focus so much about the game.”This differs from the mentality the team usually has right before a game. According to Wlaszczuk, before a match, the team normally focuses on techniques and tactics to use in the match instead of the fun competitions they did last week. Although it might make more sense to focus on tactics rather than playing games before a match, changing the pre-match routine seems to have helped the team last weekend.While Yelin declined to be interviewed for this story, sophomore middle blocker Monika Salkute said she expects a similar pregame approach when the Orange (6-12, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) travels to Maryland (10-8, 2-4) on Friday and to Pittsburgh (11-8, 3-3) on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we will do the same thing,” Salkute said. “Last time it worked. Why not now?”Before last weekend, the Orange had yet to record its first-ever ACC win. After the weekend, the Orange had accomplished that goal, defeating Virginia on Friday.Sophomore outside hitter Silvi Uattara said the “stupid kids games” came as a relief, and made it easier to start the match. Those games strike a sharp contrast to Yelin’s aggressive practice routines.Typically in a practice, the team will play practice matches and train competitively. When a player makes an error, Yelin forces that player or that scrimmage team to do push ups or run laps around the court.While that practice routine hasn’t been their pre-match routine this season, after going through hard practices like that, players said it felt relieving to have some fun before the match.“I really like how Coach made our before the game, like we had a lot of games and competition between each other,” Wlaszczuk said. “He made us loose and have a lot of fun, which we actually enjoyed all this time.”After a six-hour bus ride to Maryland on Friday morning, the team may need to be loosened up before the game at 7 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2013 at 1:12 am Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edulast_img read more

September 16

Syracuse football loses shootout to Pittsburgh, 76-61, in season finale

first_imgPITTSBURGH — When Dino Babers strolled into his postgame press conference, he looked at the podium in front of him and paused.“I gotta stand here after all that?” he said jokingly after seeing the podium in place of his typical table and chair. “And no steps to get up here?”Syracuse and Pittsburgh navigated through “all that” — 165 plays, 1,312 yards, nine punts, 19 kickoffs, 20 touchdowns, 58 first downs and a breakdown of defense and the stereotypes of Northeast football — in 3 hours, 43 minutes. After the Orange’s win over then-No. 17 Virginia Tech on Oct. 15, it appeared Syracuse had contained its defensive problems, but they returned and tainted an other-worldly offensive performance Saturday.In the fourth quarter, Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman blazed 42 yards nearly untouched until Rodney Williams fought through a stiff arm to bring Peterman down at the 1-foot line. On the next play, running back James Conner leapt over a pile of Pittsburgh and Syracuse players and pushed the Panthers to 76 points, breaking Syracuse’s previous points allowed record. That record stood 125 years, since 1891, when Union blasted the Orange for 75 points.“Yeah, we went of kickoff return like 15 times,” SU junior linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “That’s ridiculous. That field goal block, I mean … It was kind of stupid.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the Orange’s (4-8, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) 76-61 season-ending loss to Pittsburgh (8-4, 5-3), the two teams set the record for points in an FBS football game. By the end of the third quarter, Syracuse had fallen behind, 56-34. The Orange’s biggest deficit in the game came with just over five minutes left in the third when it trailed, 56-27.The offensive back-and-forth veiled that, despite the historic afternoon, Syracuse’s first season under Babers finished. Babers missed the postseason for the first time as a head coach. The Orange failed to earn a bowl berth for the third straight season. When Syracuse introduced John Wildhack as its director of athletics in July, Wildhack praised Babers’ offensive system. Like many fans, Wildhack said he bought in.But it’s been Babers’ Tampa-2 defense Syracuse has failed adjusting to. On Saturday, Pitt exposed SU’s defense again.“It’s going to get better,” Babers said after the game.“The thing you have to remember is that this year the players were thinking and next year they won’t be,” Babers added later.The Orange has struggled transitioning to the Tampa-2 in part because former head coach Scott Shafer’s defense took the opposite philosophical approach. Shafer’s system is more high-risk, high-reward, while the Tampa-2’s strength is preventing big plays. Despite the theoretical workings of the Tampa-2, SU has struggled with big-play touchdowns this season.Pittsburgh brutalized Syracuse’s defense with its use of motion and wide receiver Quadree Henderson. Early in the second quarter, the Panthers measured Syracuse’s defensive reaction to motioning players on jet sweeps on three consecutive plays in the red zone. Pittsburgh scored on the third, handing the ball to George Aston, who stiff-armed Kielan Whitner and dove into the end zone to give Pitt a 21-14 lead.On the very next drive, Henderson ran for 34 of Pittsburgh’s 69 yards on a play similar to the ones the Panthers had teased in the red zone. Pitt used similar plays again in the second half to spring Henderson for a 66-yard touchdown and Maurice Ffrench for a 77-yard touchdown on consecutive Pitt offensive plays. The Panthers gained 644 yards on 59 plays, good for 10.9 yards per play, and averaged a touchdown every 5.4 plays.“They definitely showed things we hadn’t seen on film necessarily in our game plan,” SU junior linebacker Parris Bennett said.The Orange briefly countered, cutting its deficit from 29 to 15 early in the fourth quarter with its season nearly lifeless. A win likely would have sprung Syracuse into a bowl game and cut short SU’s prior ineptitude, at least reflecting the culture change players so often talk about in a game’s result.Instead, it never closed the gap. Each time SU scored, it allowed Pitt to do the same. Seven of the last eight drives of the game ended with touchdowns, packing 47 of the game’s 137 points in the final 11 minutes, 16 seconds. Instead, the questions after the game were about Babers’ name being mentioned in another coaching search. Instead, SU’s season ended Saturday. Comments Published on November 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

September 16

SU’s curling club looks to build off last year’s surprising success

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 31, 2019 at 12:21 am Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edu Sliding a stone across ice onto a targeted area often appears a simple act, but to the members of the Syracuse University Curling Club, it’s a chess match.“The game is both not only physical, but it’s a lot of mental as well,” junior and club co-founder Paul Mokotoff said. “I’m trying to plan out the strategy for the end from the first shot.”In 2018-19, SU’s strategies propelled the club to nationals in its debut season. Since its inception in the spring of 2018, Syracuse’s curling club has grown and can now field two teams. The curlers are working to make their second consecutive nationals appearance, the now-12-membergroup travels every week to Utica for practice for its season that begins on Nov. 8 in Boston, Massachusetts.The club was founded in March 2018 in a Utica Curling Club hallway, where Mokotoff was curling with a friend, a member of Hamilton’s curling club team. It was there where Mokotoff was introduced to Professor Rebecca Schewe of the sociology department. Mokotoff and Schewe founded the club and had it operational with seven total members in time for the Club Sports Fair that September.Being a new club with limited participation can make recruiting difficult, Mokotoff said. During the first year, 35 people signed up, but only one committed to the club, joining Mokotoff and his six friends. That’s how the club went from seven to eight members.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith their initial eight members, the SU curling club began playing any team they could. Usually, that was the other four schools that operated out of Utica — Hamilton, Colgate, SUNY Polytechnic and Cornell. USA Curling permits SU to play each of these teams no more than six times per season to earn points toward its nationals bid. A team earns four points for a win, and two for a loss.Courtesy of Chris Lorenz Sophomore Chris Lorenz said having one team hurt SU’s ability to qualify for nationals, since they can’t compete in as many matches as bigger clubs. To earn extra points, club members would volunteer at bonspiels, often working concessions.“It’s a weird scoring system,” Lorenz said, dressed in a navy blue shirt picturing Otto the Orange with a broom in one hand and a curling stone in the other.Syracuse was winning most of its matches, but it wasn’t accumulating the same number of points as other programs. But on Feb. 3, Syracuse beat MIT in the final of the Cape Cod Spiel, clearing the points threshold to clinch a spot in nationals. The top 15 teams in the country are invited, Syracuse made it as the No. 14 seed.“I mean everybody frankly was really excited that we made it,” Schewe said. “And I think that went nationally. Everybody was coming up and shaking our hands and saying congratulations.”Syracuse was knocked out of contention when it failed to win any games in its initial round-robin stage, losing to Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Yale and RPI. Its tournament wasn’t over, however, as SU was placed in the consolation bracket, and won every game there, beating Harvard and Midwest powerhouse Minnesota.As Syracuse club curling enters its second year of existence, the members look toward the younger generation of incoming freshmen and sophomores to lead the team to the ultimate prize at nationals. With seven new freshmen on the team coming into this year, Syracuse can finally field two teams at bonspiels. No more volunteering necessary.But questions for the program remain. As the founding members of the club graduate in the upcoming years, someone will have to step into a Mokotoff’s leadership role. Mokotoff, when asked about handing the team off to the next generation, said it had been something he’s been thinking about since the end of last season.“I need to hand the club off in a condition that it can be replicated by someone else,” Mokotoff said, “And I have an extremely high bar set for myself. And so I know that it’s important to keep that bar high.“Because clearly, the curling club can do some pretty great things.” Commentslast_img read more

September 16

Syracuse upsets No. 5 Louisville, 59-51 in the Carrier Dome

first_img Published on February 9, 2020 at 4:09 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Late in the third quarter, Louisville slowly chewed away at Syracuse’s lead, something the Orange had for all but 19 seconds of the game. SU’s grip on the match was the weakest it had been all afternoon, and a potential top-10, resume-boosting win was slipping away.Then, Kiara Lewis took control. With less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Lewis bulldozed into the paint and somehow got a contested finger roll to swirl into the rim. She then swished a desperation fadeaway 3 as the shot clock expired. On SU’s next possession, Lewis again found a sliver of space in the paint and floated one in off the glass. SU’s four-point lead grew back to nine, and SU’s upset bid remained alive.“What I said in the huddle to our staff going into the fourth quarter was, ‘We lost one point in that quarter,’” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “It was so important just trying to keep some distance. It was the difference in closing the game down.”Lewis’ game-high 24 points gave Syracuse (12-11, 6-6 Atlantic Coast) the cushion it needed to finish No. 5 Louisville (21-3, 10-2), 59-51, on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. It was the Cardinals’ second loss in as many games following a 13-game win streak. The Orange earned their second top-10 win this season, keeping their postseason aspirations afloat.During the Cardinals’ 13-game win streak, their average margin of victory was 17.7 points. The fourth victory of that run came against the Orange on Dec. 29, the conference opener for both teams. Then-No. 7 Louisville squeaked by Syracuse, 62-58 after SU led with less than two minutes left.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn that game, Syracuse held Dana Evans, the Cardinals’ point guard and leading scorer to nine points on 3-for-16 shooting, her only single-digit performance all season. On Sunday, Evans again did not look like herself — clanking shots off the rim, attempting risky passes and failing to stay with Lewis. The junior finished with 13 points on 4-for-17 shooting along with five turnovers.It was not just Evans, though. Early on, the visitors misfired several passes to put the ball back in SU’s hands, allowed wide-open 3s and gave up offensive rebounds. By the first media timeout, the Cardinals had already committed five turnovers, their total from the entirety of their last game against the Orange.“We were just throwing the ball out of bounds,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said. “There wasn’t anybody close. I had no idea what we were doing.”While five different Syracuse players scored in the first quarter to give it a three-point lead, Louisville primarily attacked in transition through Jazmine Jones. She dropped 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting last time out against SU and again looked the Cardinals’ top scoring threat. The senior beat the full-court press for an easy score three times in the opening 10 minutes.In the second quarter, the Cardinals committed six turnovers and allowed six offensive rebounds which the Orange turned around for 14 points. Louisville’s man-to-man defense scrambled to keep up with Lewis and Emily Engstler, who sunk open 3s to extend SU’s lead to 10 by halftime, its largest of the game.“We thought that, for the last couple of weeks, we’ve been playing good defense,” Hillsman said. “Now, we’re starting to score some points. I think the defense was good on both ends of the floor. We just got matched up and tried to keep them in front of us. We attacked the paint, we got to the foul line, I thought that was huge.”Less than a minute and a half before halftime, Louisville’s Yacine Diop drove into the lane and kicked it behind the arc, but Lewis was in the way. Lewis didn’t rush up the court, instead surveying her options before finding Engstler on the perimeter. In space, the sophomore neglected to take the 3 and dished to Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, whose inside position gave her a simple layup. Moments later on the other end, Djaldi-Tabdi drew a charge — the Cardinals’ 13th turnover of the first half, one fewer than their season average.When Evans drilled a corner 3 on the first possession of the second half to cut SU’s lead to seven, it seemed unlikely Syracuse would be able to resist one of the nation’s best teams for another half. The Orange blew leads against ranked teams in West Virginia and Michigan earlier this year. The sides traded buckets over the next few minutes before Lewis’ seven-point run gave SU the insurance it needed.“I know we tend to struggle coming out of halftime,” Lewis said. “We got a lead, we let teams come back in the game but we just had to stay poised and that’s what we did. Run our sets and control them, we gained momentum from that.”From there, Syracuse looked comfortable and refused to waver. The Orange played conservatively in the fourth quarter, taking just three 3-pointers in the final frame while working the ball inside and getting to the free-throw line. Gabrielle Cooper’s long ball from the corner with four minutes left, bringing SU’s lead to 12, secured its best win of the season.As each game passes, the Orange’s NCAA tournament fate remains unclear. On Sunday, SU once again showed it is capable of beating one of the nation’s top teams, this time in dominant fashion. But Hillsman and Syracuse’s players know this marquee win means nothing if it isn’t followed by more of the same, something SU has failed to do this season.With six games remaining until the ACC tournament, Syracuse has much more to prove.“You can’t go out and lose games on the back of this now,” Hillsman said. “You can’t undo all your good work. Obviously, you beat a top-5 team and it’s important, but now you can’t start to drop games. You have to continue to build off this win.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

August 30

FA reveals new carding system for managerial misconduct

first_imgShare Share PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Related Articles The English Football Association has revealed that for the upcoming season, red and yellow cards will be handed to managers for touchline misconduct. The sanctions will be enforced in the FA Cup, Football League, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and National League, however in the Premier League managers will receive a verbal caution if the officials deem they have behaved irresponsibly. The FA has also outlined that managers who receive four bookings will be further punished by being handed a one-match ban, with up 16 cards resulting in a further misconduct charge and subsequent punishment for the manager in question.Furthermore, when it comes to pre match markets betting on booking points continues to be a popular option for punters, therefore adding the extra element of managers receivings bookings may well serve to elevate this market for betting operators. Football Trading Supervisor at Sky Bet, Stuart Dallimore emphasised: “Our current rule on carded markets is, only cards shown to players currently on the pitch will count. Cards shown to managers or substitutes do not count. As such I would hope we’ll avoid any issues with managers picking up yellow cards.” He added: “We may explore offering a specific manager bookings market later in the season once we have a few months’ worth of data to use.”Nevertheless, with the press conferences of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp, as well as the appointment of Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery stealing the limelight over the summer, English Premier League managers are becoming a more forefront feature of football coverage and it seems inevitable that manager markets will become a deeper part of an operators’ product. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more