Maurizio Sarri explains shock decision to bench Chelsea ace Eden Hazard v Eintracht Frankfurt

first_img‘The Frankfurt dressing room has been given a big lift.’Owen Hargreaves added: ‘His whole life he’s been playing multiple games in a week. It’s a big risk. It needs to come good for Sarri.‘No way do you ever leave one of the best players in Europe out for a game like this.’Former Arsenal player Lee Dixon was also critical of the decision, saying: ‘Eden Hazard on the bench?‘If the manager came in and said he was leaving me out I’d say, I don’t care who you are, what you’ve won in the game, this is what the season is all about!‘It’s what you do all your prep for, play all those games, get to the semi-final which is arguably the most nerve-racking game. To rest him for Watford, I’m sorry, I can’t see it.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 May 2019 7:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link598Shares Eden Hazard was named on Chelsea’s bench (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri has explained his decision to bench Eden Hazard for Chelsea’s Europa League clash at Eintracht FrankfurtSpeaking to BT Sport before the match, Sarri said: ‘We have to play five matches in two weeks with the same level of importance. We need to make changes.‘This is why Eden is on the bench. He played ten matches in a row and usually he is really able to change the match from the bench.‘After ten matches in a row he needs a rest. I don’t want him to play for 90 minutes.’ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHazard is one of five changes made to the Chelsea team that started against Manchester United last weekend.AdvertisementAdvertisementPedro, Olivier Giroud, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christesen and Emerson all come in as Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovacic and Gonzalo Higuain drop to the bench.Reacting to Sarri’s decision to bench Hazard, Glenn Hoddle said: ‘We’re sitting here scratching our heads – why would you leave him out?‘I really cant understand why you wouldn’t play your best player in the semi-final. You need your star players. For the life of me I can’t understand it.The team sheets are in! Here’s how we line up against Eintracht Frankfurt this evening. 💪#FRACHE pic.twitter.com/cjjR0Vt5er— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 2, 2019 Advertisement Advertisement Maurizio Sarri explains shock decision to bench Chelsea ace Eden Hazard v Eintracht Frankfurt Commentlast_img read more

Ripley growth set to ramp up as developers invest in suburb

first_imgSekisui House is investing in one of Queensland’s fastest growing suburbs with their Echo Ripley residential community.About an hour’s drive from Brisbane’s CBD, one of Queensland’s fastest growing suburbs is showing no signs of slowing down soon.Sekisui House is investing in one of Queensland’s fastest growing suburbs with theirEcco Ripley residential community.Ripley, a suburb of Ipswich, was the second fastest growing in Queensland in 2016-17, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The ABS reported a 14.6 per cent increase in population to 5462, and an Urbis report, commissioned by developer Sekisui House, predicted the Ripley region would ramp up more, with an average population growth of 27.6 per cent a year until 2026.>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER< read more

WATCH: Happy Mum’s 1st Birthday

first_imgAn awesome Pampers AdA baby’s first birthday is also a mum’s first birthday. This movie is dedicated to all mums who have faced the most trying year of their life. Women who have faced their first year as mothers along with their babies. A year filled with joys and uncertainties. Thank you, for the most trying year of your lives. MUM’S 1ST BIRTHDAY. Happy 1st birthday mum.last_img

What Is Going On in US Gymnastics?

first_imgIt was very disturbing to hear about the allegations leveled against the former doctor involved with our Olympic Gymnastics program.  Both of the women involved with these allegations are calling for a complete overhaul from the Olympic Gymnastics Board.  According to their lawsuit, they were allegedly sexually abused by this Olympic doctor.  Since they brought this to the attention of the authorities, many of their colleagues have voiced the same allegations.It is sad to hear that you can’t trust those who are put in the position of authority.  Most of these young ladies are in their early teens, and as a parent, you believe that someone such as a medical doctor would have the ethics associated with such a profession.  How do people get a position like this if these allegations are true?last_img read more

Defeat drops UW to No.11

first_imgSalow provides sparkoff the benchFor junior Morgan Salow, playing time has been hard to comeby so far this season, as she has only appeared in 33 of Wisconsin’s 85 games thisyear. However, in Saturdaynight’s win against the Wildcats, Salow came off the bench and provided a sparkfor the Badgers over the finally three games. “[Salow has] been the kind who, both on the left side andthe right, has been ready to go the whole year,” Waite said. One of the reasons Waite said he brought Salow into thethird game was to provide a different kind of block on the right side.“Sometimes Kat (Dykstra) can put up such a big block thatit’s actually a detriment because it’s such a target for the hitters. And ifshe’s not really on, then it really goes off for her and we can’t even defendwhen it goes out of bounds like that. Morgan’s good size, but not the same kindof block, but [she] just kept the ball in play.”For the night, Salow had six kills and chipped in with twoblocks.“(Salow) scored at some critical times. (She) had a tip — anoff-speed kill — late in the match that really made a difference for us. It wasgreat for her. It’s going to be a great confidence for her, too.” Wisconsin wins 20againFor the ninth straight year under Waite, Wisconsin has won20 matches in a season with its win over Northwestern Saturday night.“Our goals are to play great every time,” Waite said. “It’snot always the wins because if we play great, the wins will come. And that’swhat we have to do is get the passion for the players on the court, having agreat time, playing high quality ball, and they’re going to get their wins.”During Waite’s nine-year career at Wisconsin, he has acareer record off 224-63. The fewest number of wins one of his Badger teams haswon in a season was 22, which has happened twice (2003 and 2004). Thehigh-water mark for wins under Waite is 34, which occurred during the 2000season when his team won the Big Ten title and reached the NCAA championshipmatch. JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAfter being upset by Michigan State Friday night, theUniversity of Wisconsin volleyball team dropped four spots to No. 11 in thelatest rankings and is now two games behind Big Ten conference leader PennState.“On Friday, it kind of took me by surprise a little bit,”head coach Pete Waite said during his Monday press conference. “Michigan Stateis a very good team, and I had said that they’re really a hot team and theyplayed maybe the best they have all season, but we were a little off. They wereout of sync for some reason.”While Waite gave credit to Michigan State’s defense forholding Wisconsin to .222 hitting percentage in the match, he cited some of hisplayers being banged up as a reason for the poor showing Friday night.“I think part of that is we’ve been a little banged up,”Waite said. “Practices during the week haven’t been able to be as highintensity all the time as we’d like because you’ve got to be careful to keeppeople on the floor. That might have had a little bit to do with it, and that’sjust kind of my decision as far as how much you can push at any given point.”While Wisconsin was able to bounce back with a win overNorthwestern Saturday night, the squad still didn’t play up to its fullpotential, including senior setter Jackie Simpson who was benched in the middleof the second game. “I thought in general, the team was a little bit flustered,”Waite said. “[Simpson] was getting a little flustered and frustrated trying tocreate things and force things a little too much.”However, Waite credited Simpson’s time on the bench asreason for her improvement over the final three games of the match“Sometimes when you take a player out, they sit on the benchand they actually see what their coaches and the fans see,” Waite said. “Ithink Jackie got back in there and did a better job.”Now after a not-so-stellar weekend for the Badgers, Waite isexpecting his team to come out this week and play at its normal high level.“It was a bit of surprise,” Waite said of his team’s playover the weekend. “That’s not typical of our team, and I think they’re going tobe real motivated this week to correct things.”last_img read more

2019 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Jesse Edwards became the fifth player to join Syracuse’s 2019 recruiting class Friday.Edwards is a 6-foot-11, 205-pound, center currently enrolled in IMG Academy in Florida, a team he joined in January from the Netherlands. Edwards chose the Orange over four other Division I schools, including Georgia Tech, Providence, Stanford and Creighton. Assistant head coach Allen Griffin was the lead recruiter for Edwards, who visited campus on Monday, April 1 before making his decision.He joins Joe Girard III, Brycen Goodine, Quincy Guerrier, and fellow center John Bol Ajak in the committed freshmen class for next season. The Orange will have to replace graduating senior center Paschal Chukwu in next year’s rotation. Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj will return to SU for their junior seasons. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Irish in action at European Championships

first_imgThomas Barr, Brian Gregan and Sinead Denny will all be involved in semi-finals today at the European Championships in Amsterdam.They’re all going in the afternoon session with Barr off at quarter past three, Gregan running at quarter to four and Denny going at twenty past five.In the morning session Tori Pena competes in the pole vault while Marcus Lawler, Karl Griffin, Declan Murray and Amy Foster are all on the track.last_img

RakeTech Group strengthens M&A drive with new board chairman

first_img Share XLMedia streamlines executive team in strategy overhaul May 11, 2020 Related Articles Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO December 12, 2019 StumbleUpon Share ‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus August 19, 2020 Submit iGaming affiliate RakeTech Group has strengthened its 2017 M&A drive by confirming Christian Lundberg as the new chairman of the company’s board.Christian LundbergA former Nordic Regional Director for Microsoft, Lundberg currently works as a strategic advisor to several corporate leaders in both publicly listed and private companies through his own business A Force 4U.His experience with international organisations such as Microsoft and Fortum qualifies him to oversee a period of high growth for RakeTech, who bought BetXpert and Turtle Gaming in April, before continuing its pursuit of Scandinavian assets with the more recent acquisitions of Agonas AB, Astro Media, Pokernet.dk and Odds.dk.Michael Holmberg, RakeTech Group CEO, said: “With Christian joining, we will sharpen RakeTech’s leadership. Christian has vast experience from building winning cultures where everyone works towards the same goals and meets market demands with a focus on long-term values and profitability.“He joins in an intense period where we among other activities recently have acquired several assets in Denmark. In addition, we have just reached our 100th employee, from being just some 30 people a year ago. I look forward to working together with Christian and the rest of the board members to take RakeTech to the next level.”Lundberg added: “RakeTech is a company with high operational capacity and advanced technical solutions, active in the fast-growing European iGaming industry.“I believe RakeTech has real possibilities to drive the continued development of the sector through responsible affiliate services with a focus on user value, and consequently secure a long-term and sustainable growth. At the same time, we will continue to pursue our active acquisition agenda, where we target assets of high quality with leading market positions.”last_img read more

Ghana suffers double agony in international boxing as Commey and Tackie lose

first_imgGhana’s wait for another world champion may last longer as the latest attempts by Raymond Commey and Tackie Annan failed to yield positive results.Raymond Commey and Tackie Annan were unable to stand up to opposition last week in China on a bill that was viewed by a reported 200 million fans around Asia. Tackie Annan who went into his bout against Bai Shan Bo (7-0-1, 4KOs) with a record of 6 wins 3 losses started off on a good note as the aggressor.With the WBC Youth World Super Lightweight belt up for grabs, Tackie jabbed and worked on the body of Shan. As fate would have it, Tackie injured his shoulder after throwing a punch at Shun and this is said to have caused some shoulder bone friction.The unfortunate incident rendered the result a blessing in disguise for Bai Shan Bowon who was handed a Technical Knockout (TKO) win according to the rules. Raymond “Chorkor Banku” Commey then became Ghana’s only hope following Tackie’s misery. The 28 year old Commey before this bout had won 10 out of 13 bouts whilst his opponent Qui Xiao Jun a.k.a.“The Dragon’ had a record of 18 wins and two losses. Commey also started well but succumbed to a fight back by Jun who eventually landed the more effective punches.This performance earned Jun a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 118-109. This also meant that he has successfully defended his title he won three months earlier in Monaco against Amor Belahdj.The title fight was rated 5.9 percent after it reportedly drew a total of two hundred million boxing fans around Asia watching the promising Chinese fighter Qui Xiao Jun on live broadcast.  Ghana, respected by the world of sport for producing Africa’s greatest boxer Azumah Nelson and seven others (David Kotei Poison’, Alfred ‘Cobra’ Kotey, Ike ‘Bazooka’ Quartey, Marvelous Nana Yaw Konadu, Joseph Agbeko and Joshua Clottey continues to wait for her next world champion.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The favorite Kansas City Royals moment question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. What was your favorite Kansas City Royal moment this year? Strike 3 in the 12th inning that sealed the Royals championship. The victory parade. The 14th inning marathon victory to start the series. The 4th game of the Houston Astro series in which Royals came from way down to win. Johnny Cueto pitching when he was on. Eric Hosmer. Nothing else, just Eric Hosmer. The whole season. I can’t pinpoint one thing. I hate the Royals, and I’m currently miserable. I don’t watch baseball and I couldn’t care less. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Lee · 249 weeks ago Not having to listen to Joe Buck for a few months!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more