NCAA penalizes Orange men’s basketball due to failure to meet Academic Progress standards

first_imgThe early exits of Jonny Flynn, Eric Devendorf and Paul Harris were supposed to have a different kind of effect on the Syracuse men’s basketball program. Left for dead after the trio departed last spring, the Orange didn’t miss a beat on the court or in the win column this past season. But on Wednesday, Jim Boeheim’s program finally took a hit from their departure. One year after the three left SU to pursue professional careers prior to exhausting their collegiate eligibility, the Syracuse men’s basketball program was penalized following Wednesday’s release of the NCAA’s latest annual Academic Progress Rate report. After failing to meet the minimum academic standards required by the APR, the men’s basketball program was docked two scholarships. The APR measures the classroom performance of every Division I team. The SU men’s basketball team scored 912, below the necessary 925, for the first time in program history. In a statement on the university’s athletic web site, Boeheim suggested the primary reason for the low performance was due to Flynn, Devendorf and Harris leaving school early. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We have always been above the APR standard since it was implemented,’ he said in the statement. ‘We had three students leave school early to pursue professional basketball careers last spring, and that is difficult to overcome.’Along with Colorado, Syracuse was just one of two basketball schools from BCS conferences that failed to meet the academic standards. Colorado lost one scholarship in men’s basketball and five in football. Last year, the men’s basketball teams at Purdue, Ohio State, Tennessee, Indiana and Georgia Tech lost scholarships.Boeheim said in a statement that in anticipation of the restrictions, his program already took the scholarship penalty during the 2009-10 academic year. This season, the Orange had just 11 players on scholarship, two fewer than the NCAA maximum of 13. In the previous three years, the basketball program has received APR scores of 948, 955 and 932, respectively. Boeheim said he anticipates the team will be back above the APR standard when the next report is compiled.The NCAA annually calculates an APR for every team at every Division I school, using data collected over a rolling four-year period. Teams can receive two points per player, one for retaining the athlete in school and another if the athlete makes successful progress toward a degree that year.A team’s APR can drop if a player leaves school while in poor academic standing. NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson hinted in an email to The Daily Orange that early defections to the NBA aren’t necessarily a legitimate excuse for low performance. In fact, he said, the APR program allows for student-athletes to leave early to play professionally without their school being penalized. ‘If a student-athlete is in good academic standing and leaves school early to pursue a professional career in athletics, the team receives one point for academic achievement but is not penalized a retention point,’ Christianson said. ‘In other words, the team receives 100 percent of the points available and the team is not penalized.’Following the 2004-05 academic year, for example, North Carolina surpassed the academic threshold despite losing four players early to the NBA draft. Other schools in the past — including Duke following the 2001-02 academic year — have had multiple players depart the program early and have avoided being penalized.Despite the performance of the men’s basketball program, 13 of 19 Syracuse athletic teams recorded an APR that rated higher than the national average in their respective sports. The Orange men’s and women’s cross country teams both recorded a perfect score of 1,000, ranking in the top 10 percent nationally for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, more than 57 percent of Syracuse’s student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average during the spring semester. The grade point average of the 557 student-athletes during the spring semester was 3.01.‘Our student-athletes continue to perform exceptionally in the classroom,’ Gross said in a statement. ‘We are proud of their academic accomplishments and the continued success as far as graduating and performing at the highest level of NCAA competition. It’s good to know we remain one of the top institutions in the country as far as academics and athletic performance combined.’[email protected]— Asst. Copy Editor Michael Cohen contributed reporting to this story. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on June 9, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

‘Tebas must be so jealous!’ – Guardiola blasts La Liga president for comments on Man City’s CAS appeal verdict

first_imgThe Blues swiftly announced their intention to contest the ruling, and have faced an anxious wait for a reprieve over the last five months with the case hanging over their 2019-20 campaign.CAS finally announced that City’s suspension was lifted on Monday, and reduced the club’s financial penalty down to €10m, sparking a fierce debate over the current state of FFP regulations.Tebas has been among those to criticise the decision , as he told reporters at the start of the week: “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football.”Guardiola responded directly to the Liga chief in a press conference ahead of his side’s home clash with Bournemouth on Wednesday, insisting those in charge at Etihad Stadium are judged unfairly in comparison with officials at other top clubs.The City boss said: “This guy must be so jealous, he’s an incredible legal expert, next time we’ll ask them which court should judge us.”There has to be worry and concern about La Liga on focus on them. These kinds of people, when it’s good for them, it’s perfect, but if it’s against them, it’s a problem for the others.”We’ll be in the Champions League next season, Mr Tebas. What we did, we did properly.”Guardiola went on to dismiss the notion that City’s recent success all boils down to their financial power, while arguing they deserve more respect for their achievements after doing everything in “the right way”.”We deserve to be here, we deserve to be stronger, we have incredible people working in this club to make our fans proud and we don’t have to ask permission to be there,” said the Catalan.”When we lose, I shake their hands and congratulate them, all the time we have done it. Guys, accept it, we wanted to be here and we tried on the pitch.”If you do not agree, knock on the door and speak to our chairman and chief executive, don’t go whispering. We invested a lot of money but we did it in the right things.”We are not banned, we followed the rules for FFP as they decide. If not, we’d be banned. We’ve done it properly in the right way, UEFA say we do it and we do it. “People have to understand right now that we are here to try to compete on the pitch at the same level as the elite clubs in the Premier League and Europe.”When asked if City will do their talking on the pitch amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the CAS verdict, Guardiola answered: “Of course, we’ve done it for the last four years, we respect our opponents and try to beat them. We were damaged and we have shown [the allegations] were not true, now people have to be happy.”People should accept it because we should complain, the other ones shouldn’t say much more.” Pep Guardiola has slammed La Liga president Javier Tebas for his comments on Manchester City’s Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeal verdict, insisting he “must be so jealous”.City were hit with a two-season Champions League ban and hefty €30 million (£27m/$34m) fine by UEFA back in February for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.last_img read more

Kelowna big winners at the Nelson Midget Rep Tournament

first_imgOther teams entered included Grand Forks, Spokane and Castlegar. Kelowna came away the big winner at the Nelson Midget Rep Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Central Okanagan squad defeated South Okanagan in the tourney final.Host Nelson Midget Reps had a solid weekend, but lost a heartbreaker Sunday morning to South Okanagan squad.last_img

Ice, Cougar linebrawl the topic of conversation in BCMMHL

first_imgWhen pressed to comment about the fights, Sprague continued to remain tight lipped.“The boys had some fun . . .. It’s something that happened,” Sprague said.B.C. Hockey is now involved in conducting a full-scale investigation of the incident.“We had five guys sitting out,” Sprague said when asked if any of the Cougar players were suspended.“They exchanged phone numbers on the ice and went and sat in the stands. It was good old-time hockey . . . it’s all good.”DiBella said one of his players was taken to hospital after the brawl.Kootenay had five players — Brandon Sookro, Kyle Hope, Tristan Pagura, Justin Post and Joel Wells — sitting out Sunday’s game.Cariboo entered the weekend tied for second spot in BCMMHL standings with Okanagan Rockets.Kootenay holds down last place in the 11-team league, more than 38 points behind Cariboo.The Cariboo Cougars professed to be the first BC Major Midget League team to broadcast games.However, the game video from Saturday was removed from the playfullscreen.com website as of Sunday.“The Cariboo Cougars videoed the game and I believe it was online,” DiBella said. “It’s something that’s out there that can be reviewed by B.C. Hockey and I hope that that is the case.” The Cariboo Cougars made it look easy, waltzing into the NDCC Arena to grab all four points in a two-game B.C. Hockey League Major Midget League series against the Kootenay Ice this past weekend.However, the game was not what everyone was talking about after the weekend set concluded Sunday.Instead, everyone’s favourite topic of conversation was the line brawl that ensued following Saturday’ 8-2 triumph by the Cougars.“I think it was an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily after Sunday’s 8-3 loss against the Cougars.“The game was over and all the players had filed out onto the ice when a Cariboo player decided to he was going to start some extracurricular activities.”DiBella said both teams were on the ice after the final game buzzer sounded when one of the Kootenay players was slew footed by a Cariboo Cougar and everyone teamed up with a partner.Several Kootenay players had their helmets removed during the melee before a few fights broke out.The line brawl lasted for just over a minute before on-ice officials were able to restore order and the players left the ice.No other fights occurred off the ice.As many as ten players were suspended for Sunday’s game along with DiBella and Cariboo coach Trevor Sprague — both receiving two-game suspensions.Sprague and DiBella were both allowed to coach Sunday, as both teams assistant coaches were unavailable for the weekend series.While DiBella was eager to give his assessment of the incident, Sprague was less committal.“Guy went on the ice, they all has some fun and we all went back into the dressing room and went to the hotel,” Sprague said when asked to comment about Saturday night’s shenanigans.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

first_imgFINISH LINES: Masochistic, Daily Racing Form’s early 7-2 favorite for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5, worked four furlongs Thursday in a bullet 47.60, breezing. Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson recorded a quarter mile clocking of 23.40 with a five furlong gallop out time of 1:01 flat. “Awesome” is how trainer Ron Ellis described the move. Masochistic will pass the Grade I “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 8 and train up to the BC Sprint. “He runs well fresh,” Ellis said . . . On opening day next Friday, Lady Shipman will take on males in the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Lady Shipman is a virtual win machine, having won 13 of 19 career starts at tracks including Parx, Woodbine, Pimlico, Belmont, Gulfstream and Saratoga. If the four-year-old daughter of Midshipman fares well in the Eddie D., it could be on to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint against males on Nov. 5. PRAT LOOKS FORWARD TO BREEDERS’ CUPWhat a difference a year makes.On Sept. 17, 2015, Flavien Prat suffered serious injuries in a riding spill that would force him to miss the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland six weeks later.Fast forward to Sept. 17, 2016. The 24-year-old Frenchman wins the Grade I Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine aboard The Pizza Man and is now is healthy as a horse for his Breeders’ Cup foray at Santa Anita come Nov. 4 and 5.“September 17, 2015, we’re at Los Alamitos, Flavien takes a spill and hurts his back,” recounted his full-time agent for the past two years, Derek Lawson. “September 17, 2016, we ride the Pizza Man at Woodbine and win a Grade I.“Flavien was out for three months after the spill, but he’s back now and in the best condition he’s been in. All the other stuff is behind us now.”Evidence of that was bold and clear when Prat tied perennial Southern California riding king Rafael Bejarano for the recent Del Mar riding title. Each won 38 races.“He has 137 wins so far this year,” Lawson pointed out. “He’s developed a super-great relationship with two other French riders, Julien Leparoux and Florent Geroux. They’re all buddies, they all win tons of races and they challenge each other on the race track.“Each has his own set of riding skills they use at various points in a race, and when they’re competing against each other, it’s fun to watch.”Geroux will be at Santa Anita Saturday to ride Zipessa for trainer Michael Stidham in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.“The big thing was winning the Del Mar title,” Lawson continued. “Even though it was a tie, there are dead heats in racing, and I told Flavien, ‘Hey, we dead-heated for a win.’ It was a lot of fun and now we start at Santa Anita and see how we do in the Breeders’ Cup.”            Prat’s expected Breeders’ Cup mounts include Lord Nelson in the Sprint, Avenge in the Filly & Mare Turf, and With Honors in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. NYQUIST SETTLES IN FOR PENNSYLVANIA DERBYKentucky Derby winner Nyquist is on the scene at Parx in Bensalem, Pa., for Saturday’s $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby, and trainer Doug O’Neill will fly out Friday to join the champion two-year-old colt owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam.“I talked to the boys this morning,” O’Neill said Thursday at Santa Anita. “He tracked and visited the gate today, stood in there, met the gate crew, and we’re optimistic about Saturday.“Getting him there usually is fine, but still, going from a van to a plane, back to a van, new stalls, anything can happen, but so far, so good, a very smooth transition.” PLUM DANDY STEPS UP IN GRADE IN FRONTRUNNERSimon Callaghan is looking forward to seeing Spendthrift Farm’s Plum Dandy run in the Grade I, $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles come Saturday, Nov. 5.But first things first, and that would be the FrontRunner Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Oct.1.“He broke his maiden impressively at Del Mar,” the trainer said of the son of Medaglia d’Oro. “He relaxes good and he gets the distance well, but it’s a big step up from maiden company to a Grade I where there are more established two-year-olds.”Also probable for the FrontRunner are Del Mar Futurity winner Klimt, Rafael Bejarano, and third-place Futurity finisher Midnight Pleasure, Martin Garcia. Klimt worked five furlongs Wednesday for Bob Baffert in 1:00.40. CHROME TO WORK SATURDAY FOR AWESOME AGAIN            Mighty California Chrome, riding a five-race winning streak, will work seven furlongs early Saturday at his Los Alamitos headquarters for the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race Saturday, Oct. 1, at Santa Anita.“He’ll ship to Santa Anita early Sunday,” trainer Art Sherman said by phone Thursday from the Cypress track.California Chrome worked six furlongs last Saturday at Los Al in a bullet 1:13.20. The five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit won the Pacific Classic last out by five lengths on Aug. 20 and has won each of his last five races by daylight margins, boosting his career earnings to a North American record $13,252,650.Three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder, meanwhile, is scheduled to work six furlongs at Santa Anita early Friday morning for Richard Mandella, who conditions the six-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes for B. Wayne Hughes.Beholder will attempt to turn the tables on 2015 Three-Year-Old Filly champion Stellar Wind in the Zenyatta Stakes on Oct. 1. Stellar Wind upset Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 30.If ever there was a horse for course, however, it’s Beholder, winner of 13 races from 14 starts at Santa Anita.            The Awesome Again and the Zenyatta are two of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge events on the second day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Winter Meet.Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Supplementing the headline events will be the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event.On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet starts on Friday, Sept. 30 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s feature is the $100,000, Grade III Eddie D., named for one of the game’s greatest riders, Hall of Fame member Eddie Delahoussaye. The ever-popular Cajun will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections.Entries for next Saturday and Sunday’s races will be taken a week from today, Wednesday, Sept. 28. Friday’s opening day card will be drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 27.First post time opening day will be 1 p.m. First post Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be 12:30 p.m. -30- A YEAR LATER, NO PRATFALLS FOR FLAVIENCHROME ARRIVES SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITABEHOLDER BREEZES FRIDAY FOR ZENYATTAPLUM DANDY RIPE FOR FRONTRUNNER STAKESNYQUIST SETTLES IN FOR PENNSYLVANIA DERBYMASOCHISTIC IN BULLET BREEZE FOR SPRINTlast_img read more

Top 6 Colleges with Entrepreneurial Programs

first_imgFor young budding entrepreneurs approaching graduation this spring, or for those looking to go back for a post-graduate degree, finding the right program for your needs is very important. In their seventh annual joint effort last fall, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review teamed up to rank the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States. Only six programs managed to make the top 10 in both lists, securing their spots at the top of the best overall entrepreneurship programs. #1. Babson College – Babson Park, MA Finding themselves in the top spot of both top 25 lists is the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson’s entrepreneurial programs boast the largest enrollment by far of any of the top schools with over 3,300 total enrolled students, and offers undergraduates a total of over $300,000 in scholarships.#2. Drexel University – Philadelphia, PADrexel’s undergraduate program of the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship is rated sixth best, but the university’s third-ranked graduate program at the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business has boosted them into the number two spot overall. Drexel offers the most money in scholarships out of the top six, providing $350,000 for both undergraduate and graduate students, and claims that 100% of their faculty are entrepreneurs themselves. #3 (Tie). University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ The entrepreneurial programs at the University of Arizona are the most exclusive clubs on this list, enrolling just 100 undergrads and 50 graduate students in it’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management. With $120,000 available in scholarships and low enrollment figures, entrepreneurs at Arizona have an excellent chance at receiving financial aid.#3 (Tie). Temple University – Philadelphia, PAInnovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at Temple’s Fox School of Business ranked 5th and 6th for undergraduate and graduate programs respectively. The school enrolls over 600 students and offers a $29,500 prize in its buisness plan competition. #5. University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA With the second largest enrollment in the top six, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC’s Marshall School of Business is the home to over 2,000 young entrepreneurs. The undergraduate program is just 10th in the nation, but the school’s stellar graduate program is ranked 2nd, just below Babson College.#6. DePaul University – Chicago, IL Ranked 8th and 9th in undergraduate and graduate programs, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul’s College of Commerce and the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business rounds out the top six. The programs enroll just under 400 students and like Drexel, 100% of the faculty are themselves entrepreneurs.Honorable Mention: The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston has ranked in the top 2 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s undergraduate list since 2007.Honorable Mention: The Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business was ranked #4 in the top 25 graduate programs.To see the complete lists of the top 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurship, visit Entrepreneur Magazine. If your favorite school isn’t on these lists and you want to see if they have entrepreneurship programs, be sure to look at this list of schools (including international institutions) offering entrepreneurial majors compiled by Saint Louis University.Photo by Flickr user CarbonNYC. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Off the Shelf: Conversations with Authors of Children’s Books

first_imgThe Family Development Early Intervention team is always on the look-out for quality children’s books that help address some of the unique needs of military children.Seth Kastle (used with subject’s permission)The following is an interview with Seth Kastle, author of two popular children’s books, Why Is Dad So Mad? and Why Is Mom So Mad?, both dealing specifically with PTSD in parents.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What if any experiences do you have with the military?I retired from the Army Reserve in 2014, after 16 years in service. During my career I served as a Logistician, Infantryman, a Drill Sergeant, and a Company First Sergeant. I deployed in February 2002 to Qatar, and then in April to Mazar-E-Sharif Afghanistan until September of that year. I deployed for the initial invasion of Iraq in January of 2003 until April of 2004; I spent the majority of this tour in Mosul. I had to have a pacemaker implanted in 2010, which made me ineligible to continue my military career.What made you decide to write this book? Was there some incident or experience with the military that inspired you?I wish I could say that I was a completely benevolent person, and I simply wrote this book because I knew there was a greater need, but that is not the case. I wrote this book because of personal need. I was looking for a way to explain who I am now to my children and I could not find resources that achieved this purpose. I sat down and wrote the book along with illustration notes after a bad day at work. It took me about 30 minutes. I then did what a lot people who write do…I filed it away on my computer, never to be seen again. I had a friend who had just published a book on succeeding as a foster child who kept prodding me to take the steps to make publication a reality.Opening up and talking about my journey with PTSD has been extremely difficult for me. This is not something that is talked about much as there is a stigma that goes along with PTSD. There was hardly anyone who knew I was having problems. In fact, only my wife and two to three friends that I had been in Iraq or Afghanistan with were aware of my struggles. It was because I knew there was a large need for a book like this, that I was pushed into actually publishing it.What message do you hope that children of families receive as a result of reading these books?The thesis statements of the books are that even though Dad (or Mom) gets mad often, it is not the child’s fault. In the books I use metaphors to illustrate to children what is happening inside Dad (or Mom) when they get angry. Parenting is tough, even without additional obstacles; parents with PTSD have a harder time dealing with a lot of the common stressors of family life. It does not mean they do not love their children or care about their children’s feelings. Have you received any feedback from military families after they read your book, and if so, what have they said?This has actually been the most rewarding part of the entire book project coming to life. I have literally heard from hundreds of military families that have read my books. They have thanked me for writing the books, and they explained how this book helped them explain to their children what is happening with their Dad (or Mom). These books are not a magic fix for PTSD and family dynamics; my hope though is that they are set the stage for starting conversations. One email that sticks out in my head was from a Veteran who wrote to me and said, “You know that look your child gets the first time they understand something, my son got that look tonight when I read your book to him.” I have also had a number of Vietnam Veterans and their families reach out to me and say that they wished they had had this book 30 years ago. Some of them have even said that they bought the book for their adult children to help them understand now why things were the way they were when they were growing up.Do you have plans to write another book that focuses on the military? If so what is the focus of that book and when might we expect to see it?I feel like there needs to be a book that explains divorce to military children. The national divorce rate is high and the military is no different. I feel a large part of why my books have been successful is because they were written based on my experience, so they were true to life. Divorce is not something that I have experienced so I may not be able to do the book justice. To do it right I would need to, at a minimum, collaborate with a service member who has been through a divorce.The MFLN team has put together a one page guided discussion handout for both of Seth’s book  which providers can use with young children and their families.  You can access the handout for Why Is Mom So Mad? here and Why Is Dad So Mad? here.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

a month agoFormer Chelsea defender Chivers: Kids fighting tooth and nail for Lampard

first_imgFormer Chelsea defender Chivers: Kids fighting tooth and nail for Lampardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Gary Chivers believes the club will give manager Frank Lampard time in charge of his young players.Chivers feels the Blues legend will be cut plenty of slack due to his cult-hero status in west London.He told brightonandhovealbion.com: “They’re definitely in a transitional stage, but they will be fighting tooth and nail for Frank Lampard. The kids that have come in, the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, who have played at the likes of Derby and Aston Villa, have done brilliantly.“The fans will give Frank a lot of time because he was such a fantastic player and is a fantastic person. Appointing him is the best move Chelsea could’ve made because he loves the club, and knows the ins and outs of the club.“You can see that these players are playing for him. They’re a young side that are going to make mistakes, and Frank will too because this is only his second season as a manager, but the fans adore him and they will give him time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s faced

first_imgArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s facedby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits PSG striker Kylian Mbappe is the toughest opponent he’s faced.Tierney came up against Mbappe in the Champions League with Celtic.He told Arsenal’s YouTube channel: “The one who posed the most difficulties? Kylian Mbappé. He was so fast, like his entire team. It’s the toughest game I’ve played in my career, there was Daniel Alves and Mbappé on my side. “If I learned from this meeting? Yes, great, we suffered 7-1. But when you face the best players in the world, you learn anyway whatever the outcome. But yes, it was hard, my most difficult evening.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoCallum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea transfer ban has worked out well

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea transfer ban has worked out wellby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi says Chelsea’s transfer ban has helped the development of the club’s young players.As a result of the restrictions Chelsea have turned to youth, and the likes of Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been given a chance in the first team.“I would say the transfer ban is a good thing for us because it gives more players more opportunities to play,” the 18-year-old said ahead of England Under-21’s games against Slovenia and Austria.“I don’t think it’s really restricting anything. Even if there wasn’t a transfer ban I think the young players would still be working hard and pushing in training to get a start. The manager is obviously rewarding the players depending on who’s working hard, who’s training well.“It doesn’t matter if you’re the best in the world or the worst in the world, as long as you have the right mentality and work ethic.” last_img read more