Why Do My Salespeople Turnover?

first_imgThe sales leader asked a question to a group of us on the stage at the OutBound Conference. He asked, “How do I hire salespeople that won’t turnover.” Because of the limited time we had remaining, I didn’t answer the question, but it does require an answer.There are two ways to look at your results in an area like this. The first way is to assume that the salespeople are to blame. The second way is to assume that you are to blame. Only one of these ways of viewing this challenges is helpful improving your results.Nothing Is My FaultIf you believe that your salespeople are all bad, then hiring another bunch of salespeople isn’t going to improve your results. The next group is going to be equally bad. If nothing is your fault, then there is nothing you can change. You surely won’t believe that you are the source of the problem. How could you be? You’re not the one failing to sell.Absolving yourself of responsibility only ensures that you turn over more salespeople. How could it be otherwise when you are not to blame and there is nothing you can do?Everything Is My FaultIf it’s your fault that the salespeople you hire are turning over, then you are empowered to do something about it.It may be that your hiring process isn’t good, but that isn’t as likely as another reason your salespeople turnover. The more likely reason is that you aren’t as committed to their success as you need to be. The likely reason they turnover is that they aren’t being well led, well managed, and well coached. It’s also likely that they aren’t being trained and developed to succeed in sales.If I had to bet, I’d bet the salespeople are failing due to neglect in these areas before I would look to any other factor.General US Grant was the fourth General to command the Union Army. The enemy didn’t change, nor did the terrain. The resources didn’t change, nor did the Colonels and Captains. The only factor that changed was the leader. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Kashmiri separatist leaders condemn terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims

first_imgSeparatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir condemned the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district tonight, saying the incident “goes against Kashmiri ethos.”In a joint statement, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik expressed grief over the killing of seven Amarnath yatris.“The incident goes against the very grain of Kashmiri ethos. The Amarnath yatra has been going on peacefully for centuries and is part of yearly rhythm and will remain so,” it said.“Our heart goes out to the families of the bereaved and we express our heartfelt condolences,” they said.last_img

Jammu and Kashmir avalanche: one dead, 3 other bodies recovered

first_imgOne civilian was killed in a fresh avalanche that was triggered in Bandipora’s Gurez on Thursday. Meanwhile, the bodies of three hunters missing after an avalanche hit them six days ago were also found in Kupwara.A police official said the avalanche hit Hassangam-Malangam in Bandipora’s Tulail. “Two persons, Abdul Aziz Beigh, 25, and Haleem Beigh, 23, were injured. However, Beigh succumbed to his injuries,” said the police.In north Kashmir’s Kupwara, a six-day-long rescue operation was wrapped up on Thursday after the rescuers recovered the three missing persons, who had gone for hunting on February 4.The persons were hit by an avalanche at Guchibal Behak area. A joint rescue team of police, State Disaster Respoense Force and the Army was pressed into action.The deceased were identified as Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 37, Mohammad Altaf Mir, 25, and Bashir Ahmad Ganaie, all residents of Kupwara’s Lolab area.last_img read more

1 killed, another injured in U.P. mob attack on child-lifting suspicion

first_imgA man was killed and another seriously injured by a mob in a village in Sambhal when it mistook the two for child-lifters on Tuesday.Raju and Ramavtar, from Chhabra village of Chandausi in Sambhal district, were taking their nephew Ravi for treatment on a motorbike to a hospital when a group of men in Jarai village attacked them.Local sources said the child was crying because of stomach pain and the unidentified men, agitated by social media posts about the presence of alleged child-lifters in the area, mistook the uncles for culprits. They were mercilessly beaten by sticks by a mob that gradually swelled to around 300 people. By the time the police reached, the two brothers had lost consciousness. Mr. Raju passed away on the way to hospital while Mr. Ramavtar’s condition remains grave.Yamuna Prasad, Superintendent of Police, Sambhal, told The Hindu, “Based on video evidence collected from the spot, four persons have been arrested under charges of murder and rioting and an FIR has been registered against 14 more for rioting. We will arrest them soon. Ramavtar is stable.” He appealed to locals not to believe in rumours being spread through social media.20 cases in two weeksIn the past two weeks, at least 20 cases have emerged from western Uttar Pradesh of rumours of ‘bachcha chor’ (child-lifters) leading a mob to attack innocent persons.Five women from Gujarat were thrashed by a mob on suspicion of being child-lifters while they were selling ropes in Shamli district on Monday. They were rescued by the police. Even mentally-ill persons are not being spared. In Bareilly, on Monday, one such man was punched and slapped for over an hour just because he had snatched a ₹10 note from the hands of a child in the marketplace as he was hungry for days.On Tuesday, a middle-aged woman was allegedly thrashed by a mob on suspicion of child-lifting in the Loni area of Ghaziabad. In a video that went viral, the woman can be seen crying and requesting people to leave her while the mob is seen thrashing her multiple times. According to police, the woman turned out to be the grandmother of the child.Alok Singh, IG, Meerut zone, has issued an advisory against rumour-mongering over child-lifting that led to mob attacks in various districts. The police advisory said strict legal action would be taken against those found indulging in violence. “Gram pradhans and chowkidars are being directed to take necessary action to stop the spread of rumours. It has been observed that people with vested interests are making fake videos of child-lifting and are making them go viral. We are keeping a close watch on social media,” said Shlok Kumar, SP (City), Ghaziabad.last_img read more

GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Gilas taps Austin, Akhuetie for Fiba Asia Champions Cup FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Former Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. 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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Viru is confident of being fit before England series: Coach

first_imgVirender Sehwag, who underwent a successful shoulder surgery in London last week, is expected to be fit before the important tour of England, according to the star player’s childhood coach A.N. Sharma.”He spoke to me after surgery and informed that it went off well. He is hopeful he will recover in time for the England series,” Sharma said on Tuesday.When asked whether he would be able to bowl his off-breaks again, Sharma answered, “that completely depends on how quickly he gets the strength back in his shoulders. He will have an extensive rehabilitation programme at the NCA in Bangalore. Hopefully, everything will be fine.”Sehwag left the IPL campaign after playing 11 matches as Delhi Daredevils were out of the race for play-offs.The injury he sustained is known as slap lesion or labrun tear (shoulder blade tear). It happened during the 2009 IPL and it subsequently ruled him out of that year’s Twenty20 World Cup.His surgery was conducted by renowned British surgeon Andrew Wallace who had earlier successfully treated Sachin Tendulkar’s tennis elbow.The former India vice-captain is likely to go back to London after a month and half to get a thorough check-up done.With PTI inputslast_img read more

Narsingh Yadav cleared of doping charges

first_imgIn a sensational turnaround, Narsingh Yadav was on Monday exonerated of doping charges by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), which concluded that he was a victim of sabotage, paving the way for the wrestler’s participation in Rio Olympics. August 01, 2016 × “We kept in mind that in the past, till June 2, none of his samples were positive. It was inconceivable that one-time ingestion would be of benefit. Therefore the panel is of the view that the one-time ingestion was not intentional,” Agarwal said while reading out the verdict. Agarwal said the sample collected on July 5 had substantially lower content of the banned substance than the one taken on June 25. NEW DELHI 24/06/2016: Rio Olympic bound wrestler Narsingh Yadav during training camp at SAI centre Sonepat near New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena SHARE Wrestler Narsingh Yadav meets PM Modi Ace wrestler is now ‘eager’ to go to Rio sport Olympic dream fades for Narsingh; fails second dope test After more than a week of drama which began with Narsingh testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid methandienone in tests conducted on June 25, NADA DG Naveen Agarwal put an end to the suspense on the wrestler’s fate by exonerating him. “The panel concludes that the athlete deserves the benefit of article 10.4 of the NADA’s anti-doping code. Keeping in view that he was the victim of sabotage, the panel exonerates the athlete from charges of anti-doping rules of NADA. NEW DELHI 24/06/2016: Rio Olympic bound wrestler Narsingh Yadav during training camp at SAI centre Sonepat near New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Sandeep Saxenacenter_img RELATED India at Rio: Biggest contingent eyes richest medal haul SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTS Narsingh banned for four years; ousted from Olympics Freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test Rio 2016: Sprinter Dharambir under dope cloud null A relieved Narsingh said he is eager to go to the Olympics now and win a medal for the country. Published on “I am very happy and I am hopeful of winning a medal at the Olympics. Truth has won. It is a huge win,” he said.last_img read more

Formula One: Vijay Mallya dismisses speculation of Force India sale

first_imgTroubled Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has dismissed speculation of a possible sale of his team to Australian David Brabham or Formula One’s former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.In an interview with talkSPORT radio broadcast on Friday, the flamboyant liquor and aviation tycoon said he remained in for the long haul despite his legal problems with the Indian government.”There have been no conversations with Brabham, I haven’t even met them,” he said.”Bernie and me are good friends, will always continue to be good friends and there is absolutely no talk whatsoever on a sale of this team.”Ecclestone owned the now-defunct Brabham team, founded by Australia’s late triple world champion Jack Brabham, in the 1970s and 1980s.Britain’s Autocar magazine reported last month that the champion’s son David, an ex-Formula One driver, could buy Force India as part of a project to bring Brabham back to the sport for the first time since 1992.Other reports suggested that 86-year-old billionaire Ecclestone was involved in the bid.Mallya, being pursued by Indian authorities over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested in London in April and is due in court next week for an extradition hearing.India had asked Britain to extradite Mallya to face trial after he fled there last March following a move by banks to recover about 1.4 billion US dollars that Indian authorities say Kingfisher owes.Mallya, who has not left the country in more than a year and was able to attend only the British Grand Prix last season, has repeatedly dismissed the charges against him and defended himself in messages on Twitter.advertisement”These extradition proceedings are based on various allegations made by the government of India and now the matter (is) before a UK judge, I am not going to comment further,” he told talkSPORT.”As far as the ownership of Force India is concerned, whether I continue to live in the UK or am sent back to India, the ownership structure of the team does not change at all.”These extradition proceedings have nothing to do with either the ownership or the management of the team.”Mercedes-powered Force India are currently fourth in the championship after six of 20 races.last_img read more

Report: Porto 3 RB Leipzig 1

first_imgPorto 3 RB Leipzig 1: Conceicao’s men blow Group G wide open Stephen Creek 05:50 11/2/17 danilopereira-cropped Getty Images Porto moved up to second in Champions League Group G after two second-half strikes secured a 3-1 victory over RB Leipzig. Danilo Pereira’s first Champions League goal helped secure a 3-1 win over RB Leipzig that leaves Porto well placed to qualify for the competition’s knock-out stage.The Primeira Liga runners-up of 2016-17 went into the game in third place in Group G, one point behind their opponents, and they took an early lead when Hector Herrera scored from close range after 13 minutes.Leipzig edged the first encounter between the two teams 3-2 and they confidently battled their way back into the game before Timo Werner, on as a second-half substitute, scored his first Champions League goal to level the scores early in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Danilo’s diving header and Maxi Pereira’s stoppage-time strike killed off Leipzig’s resistance and Porto emerged as worthy winners, leaving the German side with the daunting prospect of needing to take points from both their remaining games – away at Monaco and at home to runaway group leaders Besiktas.Porto’s task is similarly difficult, but they will go into their next game at Besiktas knowing a victory could make sure of their place in the last 16.Final de Jogo / End of the match / Final del Partido13′ [1-0] Herrera48′ [1-1] Werner61′ [2-1] Danilo93′ [3-1] Maxi ⚽#FCPRBL #UCL pic.twitter.com/buQGvwObeZ— FC Porto (@FCPorto) November 1, 2017Home forward Moussa Marega went down clutching his hamstring following an early challenge and after 12 minutes, having sprinted to win Porto a corner, he limped out of the game.Moments later Porto took the lead when a deep corner was headed back into the box and Danilo poked the ball out of the melee to Herrera, whose low shot found the bottom right corner of the net despite Peter Gulacsi getting a hand to it.Vincent Aboubakar almost doubled their lead four minutes later when he chased down a loose ball and forced a desperate save from Gulacsi with a close-range shot.At the other end, Jose Sa made a fingertip save in the top corner from Bruma’s audacious 25-yard free-kick, before Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg had a tap-in ruled out for offside against Jean-Kevin Augustin.Within three minutes of the second half, Marcel Sabitzer split the Porto defence with a bouncing pass that Werner latched onto and took a touch before launching the ball high over Sa and into the far corner of the net.The goal lit a fire under Porto’s attack but they struggled to penetrate a packed Leipzig defence until Danilo headed narrowly over the crossbar after an hour.One minute later Danilo was presented with another chance when Alex Telles floated a long free-kick into the penalty area, and the Guinea-Bissau-born midfielder scored with a diving header into the right corner of the net.61′ GOAL! / GOAL! / GOAL!FC Porto 2-1 RB Leipzig#FCPorto #FCPRBL #UCL pic.twitter.com/fEUeVE4y8H— FC Porto (@FCPorto) November 1, 2017Sabitzer flashed a shot across the face of Sa’s goal after good work by Forsberg but Porto absorbed what little pressure Leipzig applied in the closing stages and, aside from the early injury to Marega, coach Sergio Conceicao was given little to complain about.Maxi Pereira added some late gloss to the win when he raced clear of Leipzig’s defence in stoppage time after Aboubakar did well to put him through, the 33-year-old making no mistake with the finish, slotting the ball low into the corner of the net to seal an important victory. read morelast_img read more

Ben Stokes is on a plane – but is he any closer to playing in the Ashes?

first_imgShare on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp features … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. England cricket team Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Cricket “Investigations are still continuing,” a spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said on Tuesday regarding the incident on a night out in Bristol on 24 September which led to Stokes being suspended by England. “As with any police investigation it’ll be over when it’s over. We don’t have any timescales at all at the moment.” Stokes gave his final statement to police 10 days ago. Once they have concluded their investigation, Stokes’s case will be considered by the ECB’s cricket discipline commission, chaired by Tim O’Gorman, a former Derbyshire player and former chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association. Though some senior figures at the ECB will be keen for Stokes to be immediately made available for selection if the police investigation is closed without charges being brought, the commission officially operates “at arm’s length” from it. “There are certain procedural things that have taken place but there is a process that can only kick in once we’ve heard a charging decision from the police,” Andrew Strauss, the director of cricket, said on Monday.Will he be allowed to play cricket in NZ?The statement put out by the ECB when it announced Stokes’s ban in September said only that he “will not be considered for selection for England international matches”, leaving him free to play in domestic competitions. Any player from any cricketing nation who wants to play in a foreign domestic tournament must first obtain a no-objection certificate from his home board, a process that allows international teams to prevent such a move if they are concerned about its implications for the player’s availability for their own matches or his fitness. The certificate is specific both to the player and to the competition he intends to play in. Stokes was issued with his certificate by the ECB last Friday.Who might he end up playing for?Canterbury, who are based in Christchurch, initially dismissed speculation as “just wishful thinking from a variety of people that have put two and two together and come up with five”, but later put out a statement confirming they “have been in initial informal discussions with Ben Stokes’ representatives regarding his potential availability”. They play Otago in a 50-over match on Sunday. Stokes would also need to receive clearance from New Zealand Cricket, which said it has “an open mind on the issue and will await further information before making a decision over his playing status”. Curiously, Stokes’s arrival comes just a week after the Canterbury batsman Ken McClure was forced to stand down from representative cricket after pleading guilty to assaulting a man on a night out. “We expect a certain level of behaviour on and off the pitch from everyone that represents us,” said Jez Curwin, their chief executive.What does this mean for his Ashes chances?Stokes’s chances of playing in the Ashes are superficially unchanged, though should he receive a green light to play then there is no doubt his presence in New Zealand will significantly speed up the process of getting him match-ready and available. There is no chance of him playing in the second Ashes Test, which starts in Adelaide on Saturday, but there may be developments before the third Test starts in Perth on 14 December. Australia sport Australia cricket team Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Read more Ashes 2017-18 The Ashes Topics England could backdate Ben Stokes’ suspension to aid Ashes return Share via Email Where is he?Stokes is en route to Christchurch, having privately arranged a visit to the town of his birth. The England and Wales Cricket Board has made clear it played no part in arranging the trip and the player “is not on his way to the Ashes, England Lions or any other official training camps with the England setup”.Why is he there?Stokes was born in New Zealand – his father, Ged, earned one rugby league Test cap for the country – before moving to Cumbria in 2003, aged 11. His parents returned there in 2013. Officially, his main motivation is to visit his family. “Christchurch is where I used to live, where I grew up, where the family is,” he said in 2010. “It’s good to come back and see all the aunties, cousins, granddad and grandma.” Helpfully the visit will also allow Stokes to overcome jet lag, acclimatise to a southern hemisphere summer and hone his cricketing skills in case he should at some point receive a call to join England’s Test side in Australia.What is the state of the police and ECB investigations? Read more Guardian Australia sport newsletter: subscribe by email Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Matteo Salvini mocks move to tackle racism in Italian football

first_imgRace Share on Twitter Reuse this content Topics Fans hold up photos of Koulibaly and an anti-racism banner at Napoli’s next match after Inter. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/AP Facebook Serie A Share on LinkedIn Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has mocked new rules aimed at combating racism in football.The Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday that players would be told to leave the pitch if two warnings over the public address failed to stop racist chanting during matches.The move came after Kalidou Koulibaly, a Napoli player who was born in France to Senegalese parents, was subjected to monkey chants during a game against Inter Milan on Boxing Day. Three appeals were made over the PA system to stop the chants but the abuse continued throughout the match.Under the new guidelines, matches will be paused after the first warning and players will converge in the middle of the pitch. Upon a second warning, players will return to the changing rooms and a security official will then decide whether to call off the game.The FIGC’s president, Gabriele Gravina, said the move “simplified procedures by removing responsibility from the referee”. Procedures previously required the referee to briefly stop a match if racist chants were heard and to request a public announcement asking fans to stop. Share via Email Italy Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Europecenter_img European club football Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Napoli Share on Messenger Twitter Matteo Salvini But Salvini disparaged the move, saying: “Now we have a Richter scale for booing. Come on, don’t make us laugh.”The FIGC also said on Wednesday it was investigating claims that a referee racially abused a Senegalese goalkeeper, Gueye Ass Dia, during a non-league game between Serino and Real Sarno. Serino players walked off in protest against the alleged abuse of their teammate.In January, after a meeting of government and FIGC officials to address racism and violence at football matches, Salvini, an ardent AC Milan supporter, said he was against suspending games for racist chanting, arguing that it was a “slippery slope”.But he pledged to root out violence after an Inter Milan fan died after clashes with Napoli supporters outside Milan’s San Siro stadium before the Boxing Day game.Roberto Coramusi, the head of institutional relations at FIGC, told the Guardian the federation would not comment on Salvini’s latest remarks, but he said: “We act on behalf of our convictions but also our competencies. The referee must indicate any sign of racism, but in the end the decision to stop a game is always the responsibility of the security official, who works under the interior ministry.”Raffaele Cantone, the chief of Italy’s anti-corruption agency, said the new rules were “wise”. “What happened to Koulibaly was scandalous. I’m convinced that if the referee calls players to the centre of the pitch, maybe [the racism] will stop. But you also need a burst of pride from the other spectators to show they have nothing to do with these idiots.”Racism and hooliganism have long blighted Italian football. In recent years the Italy international Mario Balotelli has been a persistent target of abuse.Italian football hooligans, knowns as ultras, tend to be well-organised, extremely violent and racist. Last year Daniele De Santis, a notorious ultra, was jailed for 16 years for the murder of a Napoli fan, Ciro Esposito, before the 2014 Italian Cup final game against Fiorentina. Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Pinterest last_img read more

Emmanuel Ogbah Says OSU was Outcoached in Bedlam

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State was in the game for the first few possessions, but the majority of the Bedlam game Saturday night was a lopsided contest with the Sooners dominating from start to finish.Call it motivation, call it a lack of effort, but Emmanuel Ogbah called it being out coached after the game:#OKState DE Emmanuel Ogbah: “They pretty much outcoached us. We were outcoached.”— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) November 29, 2015AdChoices广告Here’s the full context of Emmanuel Ogbah’s quote. Good guy who let something unfortunate slip. #okstate pic.twitter.com/sUBHvPU11Z— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) November 29, 2015last_img read more

Bedlam Hype Video: Time To Crown a Big 12 Champion

first_imgThis is good. I’ll leave you with this for tonight. I cam out of my seat on the Tre Flowers hit, by the way. Bedlam tomorrow. Let’s ride.Also if you need to get more hyped (for some reason), here is some fuel. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Wenger defends Aubameyang & Mkhi after thrashing

first_imgArsenal Wenger defends Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan after Man City thrashing Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 07:27 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsenal Premier League Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsène Wenger Videos The manager defended his side’s performance after going down 3-0 for the second time in the space of a week at the Emirates Arsene Wenger defended Arsenal’s major January signings after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggled to make an impression against Manchester City.Arsenal lost 3-0 to Pep Guardiola’s side for the second time in five days, enduring a thumping in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium after a humbling Wembley loss in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.Wenger’s men have lost seven games in all competitions in 2018, more than any other Premier League club, Aubameyang seeing a penalty saved by Ederson early in the second half to compound the Gunners’ misery. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Aubameyang scored on his Arsenal debut but has not found the net since, while Mkhitaryan was anonymous as City ran riot in a glittering first-half display.Wenger, however, says the pair will come good if given more time to settle in at Arsenal, with his side 10 points behind Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification.”They need time to adapt,” Wenger told a post-match news conference,”Every game you lose now you are under pressure. They are players who just joined us, I am sure they will do well.”7 – Arsenal have lost more matches in all competitions in 2018 than any other Premier League team (7). Woeful. pic.twitter.com/BtTDE55G9G— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018Arsenal had made a positive start at a half-empty Emirates Stadium, snowy conditions contributing to a low crowd, before Bernardo Silva curled home a superb strike to give City the lead.David Silva added a second and the unplayable Leroy Sane rolled in a third as City became the first team to score three away to Arsenal in the first half of a Premier League game.”I felt it was a game of top intensity,” Wenger said. “We produced physically our highest performance of the season by quite far. Physically the two teams gave a lot.”I knew the first half would be difficult for us. They took advantage of every defensive weakness in the first half.”We lost against a top quality team, the best in the country. The fact they are high in confidence and we are low played a big part tonight.”3 – Arsenal have conceded three goals in the first half of a Premier League home game for the first time ever. Overwhelmed. pic.twitter.com/BGR7ok0X7f— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018Confidence is a clear issue for Arsenal, who have lost four of their last five games in all competitions, suffering successive defeats at home.”You go up by stairs but come down by the lift,” an enigmatic Wenger said of his side’s problems. “We go through a difficult patch, that’s football.”I don’t compare it to any other situation I face before. I commit completely and stay committed and focus on the next game.”last_img read more

Kluivert gets first Netherlands call up

first_imgJustin Kluivert Justin Kluivert gets first Netherlands call up ahead of England and Portugal friendlies Goal 19:50 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Justin Kluivert Ajax Getty Netherlands Netherlands v England Portugal v Netherlands England Portugal Ajax Friendlies The 18-year-old continues to impress for Ajax and could be set for a first run out in national team colours after being included in the 33-man list Justin Kluivert has been given his first call up to the provisional Netherlands national team for the upcoming friendlies against England and Portugal.The 18-year-old winger and son of one of Netherlands’ all time top goalscorers Patrick, has impressed since cementing his place in the Ajax starting XI, scoring six times and scoring four in the Eredivisie this season.And his exploits have earned him a place in the first squad put together by new coach Ronald Koeman ahead of Oranje’s clash with the Three Lions on March 23 and Portugal three days later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Kluivert is one of several players to make the 33-man list, which will be cut down by the former Feyenoord and Everton boss a week before they host Gareth Southgate’s side in Amsterdam.As well as Kluivert, PSV’s rising star Steven Bergwijn, Atalanta right-back Hans Hateboer and AZ trio Guus Til, Wout Weghorst and Marco Bizot are also named in the squad for the first time, while 29-year-old Ruud Vormer has been called up due to his role for Club Brugge.Koeman has called upon a total of eight Premier League players in his first squad since replacing Dick Advocaat at the helm, with Daley Blind, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum among them.The full squad: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Ryan Babel (Besiktas), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord) Steven Bergwijn (PSV), Marco Bizot (AZ), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (Wolfsburg), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon), Bas Dost (Sporting CP), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace) Hans Hateboer (Atalanta Bergamo), Daryl Janmaat (Watford), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Justin Kluivert (Ajax), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Sergio Padt (Groningen), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moskow), Davy Pröpper (Brighton & Hove Albion), Karim Rekik (Hertha BSC), Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo), Kevin Strootman (Roma), Kenny Tete (Lyon), Guus Til (AZ), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Ruud Vormer (Club Brugge) Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Wout Weghorst (AZ), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)last_img read more

Mike Gundy Blames Chuba’s Limited Workload on … a Fumble?

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The Cowboys offense got off to a slow start on Saturday against McNeese and it was ugly early.On the third offensive snap of the game — and his second carry — Chuba Hubbard basically ran into center Johnny Wilson. The collision dislodged the ball.Well …. oops. pic.twitter.com/szLTcvsKoZ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 7, 2019Fortunately, Spencer Sanders had the presence of mind to dive on the ball and the possession was saved.So do you just chalk that up to a rough start on offense and move along? Not according to Mike Gundy.On Monday, when he was asked about OSU’s run-to-pass ratio early, Gundy blamed Chuba’s light workload on the fumble and not the fact that he’s Chuba and he doesn’t need to play more than one quarter against an FCS team anyway.“Two things,” said Gundy. “The offensive line was average and Chuba put the ball on the ground and when you put the ball on the ground, you’re out. So he’s not going to get his carries if he fumbles and the offensive line was average.”That sentiment is sound. Ball security is one of the most important assets a running back can possess, but it seems a little disingenuous when you look at the fact that Chuba stayed in the game for more than an entire quarter after that fumble and that he carried the ball six more times. He had eight rushes for 44 yards total.Shortly after that bugaboo, veteran wide receiver Dillon Stoner also fumbled but this time the ball ended up in the hands of the defense. It was his first target where he made the catch and the first down before being stripped at the sideline. Stoner would also stay in the game into the second quarter and was target three more times.I get it that Gundy wants to make a point about putting the ball on the turf, but I have a hard time believing that if this happens on Chuba’s second carry in Austin, that anyone else would be the featured back the rest of the way.This was Chuba’s first fumble on the season. He dropped four balls as a freshman last year, losing two of them.last_img read more

Chris Carson Spins, Truck-Sticks and Stiff-Arms Over Cardinals in Bounceback

first_imgOne week after drawing the ire of fantasy owners — and sideways glances from Seahawks fans — with his third fumble in three weeks, Chris Carson showed just how dominant he can be.The former OSU running back racked up a season-high 104 rushing yards, added 41 yards through the air, and ran over some dudes along the way.What’s even better, he was secure with the football.Carson knows how to find the B button…AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Last week, Carson lost his third fumble in as many weeks, only this one was scooped up and scored. What followed were questions about his viability as a starting back going forward, especially after he was basically benched for perennial backup C.J. Prosise following the drop.But Seahawks players and head coach Pete Carroll expressed their support for the NFL’s No. 5 leading rusher in 2018 after the game. On Sunday, he paid it off.The Seahawks got the best of division rival Arizona, led by former OU quarterback Kyler Murray. To add even more Bedlam flair, Seahawks starting corner Tre Flowers added five total tackles as he and the Seahawks defense held Murray to 241 yards, zero TDs and an interception.Check out Carson’s full-game highlights below.center_img And if all else fails, he can always just truck-stick a defender.last_img read more

Tasmania and Victoria To Play In NRL Curtain-Raiser

first_imgThe Tasmanian and Victorian Women’s Open teams will compete prior to this game at 3.30pm. The two teams will play three games across the weekend, two at Wentworth Park and the other the curtain-raiser at North Hobart Oval.Touch Football Tasmania will be selling a limited number of tickets to the ‘Tassie Tussle’ in conjunction with the Melbourne Storm, available through the Touch Football Tasmania office and the Tasmanian 2012 NTL representatives. Tickets will be $15 each, or $10 for students/concession, while children under 15 years will get free entry. To purchase your tickets, please contact Maree Tomlin or Shannon Zuccala from the Touch Football Tasmania office on maree.tomlin@austouch.com.au or shannon.zuccala@austouch.com.au.There will also be a ‘Tassie Tussle’ luncheon the day prior to the trial game to be held at the Wrest Point Hotel. Melbourne Storm legends Craig Bellamy, Kevin Walters and Cameron Smith will be interviewed at the event, while Peter Gee from the ABC will compere the event. For more information about the luncheon or the trial game, please click on the attachments below. Stay tuned to www.tastouch.com.au for more information in the lead up to the event. Related Filesa4_tussle_c-pdftassie_tussle_luncheon-pdflast_img read more

Wisconsin Leads Michigan 28-0 At Halftime

first_imgA closeup of Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Most college football analysts expected a tight, low-scoring affair when Michigan headed up to Madison to take on Wisconsin. Most college football analysts appear to have been wrong.Wisconsin has absolutely dominated the contest thus far – to the tune of a 28-0 lead at halftime. The Badgers have out-gained the Wolverines in terms of yardage 312-96.Furthermore, Wisconsin has dominated time of possession. The Badgers had the ball for over 23 of the first 30 minutes.Needless to say, Michigan fans are in shock. They were worried about their team after the Army game. They’re now terrified of how this season might play out. pic.twitter.com/JtcvxRXAbl— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 21, 2019On the team’s final drive of the first half, quarterback Shea Patterson was replaced by Dylan McCaffrey. It’ll be interesting to see who Harbaugh sends out as his signal-caller in the second half.Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin’s star running back, had a huge first quarter, rushing for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. He’s since been out of the game with cramps.We’ll see if Michigan can turn it around in the second half. If not, it’s going to be a rough week for Harbaugh & Co.last_img read more

Clay Travis Has Clemson At No. 5 In His New Top 10

first_img Travis released his top 10 through the first four weeks of the season. He surprisingly has Clemson ranked fifth in the nation.Here’s the rest of his top 10:College Football’s Top 10 according to @ClayTravis:10. Florida (4-0)9. Wisconsin (3-0)8. Notre Dame (2-1)7. Auburn (4-0)6. Oklahoma (4-0)5. Clemson (4-0)4. Georgia (4-0)3. Ohio State (4-0)2. Alabama (4-0)1. LSU (4-0)AGREE or DISAGREE? https://t.co/152Vr7XDa6— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) September 23, 2019It’s evident that Travis values SEC programs over Clemson at the moment. Alabama, Georgia and LSU are all ranked higher than the defending champions.LSU already picked up a statement win on the road over Texas, meanwhile Georgia just defeated Notre Dame in a nail-biting finish.The reality is that Clemson won’t really be tested until the end of the season during its conference championship. Due to the lack of competition in the ACC, there are several skeptics out there questioning just how good Dabo Swinney’s squad can be. Justyn Ross celebrates with Clemson teammates including Derion Kendrick after touchdown.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Justyn Ross #8 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with teammates after scoring a 52-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers remain the No. 1 ranked team in the country, but FOX radio host Clay Travis doesn’t agree. In fact, he doesn’t even have the defending champions in his top three.Clemson has a plethora of playmakers on the field, such as Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and Justyn Ross. It’s hard to find many flaws on its roster.One knock on the Tigers is their lack of competition. Unlike years past, the ACC isn’t as strong as it used to be due to the recent decline of Miami and Florida State.Although Clemson’s schedule isn’t as tough as other top programs, it did take care of business against No. 23 Texas A&M.last_img read more