During Monday’s media availability, head coach Mike Gundy was asked about former Cowboy and current TCU graduate assistant J.W. Walsh and how his presence benefited Mason Rudolph.“The fewer hits that all of the guys that play this position take, the better off whoever’s team they play for is going to be, in my opinion,” said Gundy. “J.W. was able to take a lot of physical contact off of Mason last year because of all of the third-and-short and goal line plays that he was in.”“Now we’ve adjusted to our offense to where we’re not a very good third-and-short team and we’re a pretty average goal line team, but we’ve made a few changes and Mason has been included in that. You’ve seen him run the ball. He wants to run the ball more. I’m not really excited about him running the ball more, but when you get into a condensed area on the field numbers play a huge role in trying to score.”Protecting Mason Rudolph has been a concern. That’s for sure. Though pretty elusive in the pocket in his own right, Rudolph doesn’t have the wheels that Walsh did. This has also affected the amount of sacks Rudolph has taken.In the above quote, Mike Gundy said, “Now we’ve adjusted to our offense to where we’re not a very good third-and-short team and we’re a pretty average goal line team…”.After I heard this I wanted to look up just how bad the Cowboys have been on third-and-short this year and I was pretty surprised with what I found. The numbers below show Oklahoma State’s rushing attempts in third-down-and-short situations. Short is defined as 1-3 yards to go.On rushing attempts on third down and short, the Cowboys actually lead the Big 12, averaging 7.62 yards per carry. That stat surprised me. What surprised me more is how much better this year’s team is than past year’s teams. They are 14/21 (66 percent) on third and shorts so far this year on the ground and were just 13/29 (45 percent) last year.It seems Gundy’s concerns are actually a little misplaced here.The best rusher from third-and-short (1-3 yards to go)? Mason Rudolph. Rudolph has five rushes in this range for an average of 7.6 per carry (Childs does have one attempt for 19 yards).On passing attempts at the same down and yardage, the Cowboys are 60 percent (9/15). That’s down from last year’s 68.8 percent (11/16) and 2014’s surprising 100 percent (12/12).But between the two quarterbacks, who was more efficient in these passing downs? Let’s take a look.While Walsh was the short-yardage specialist, Mason Rudolph has been more effective when passing in those downs. And this year, he’s been very effective on the run, as well.So while it may not seem like it from a personnel standpoint, this offense with Rudolph is actually pretty effective in short-yardage situations. OSU is converting third and shorts at a 61 percent clip against 47 percent last year. They still have some room for improvement in the red-zone, though. 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.
Atalanta 1 Borussia Dortmund 1 (3-4 agg): Returning Schmelzer strikes late Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 06:08 23/2/2018 Getty Images A below-par Borussia Dortmund were indebted to a late Marcel Schmelzer goal as they edged past Atalanta in the Europa League. Marcel Schmelzer’s dramatic late goal sealed a 1-1 draw for Borussia Dortmund against Atalanta and booked their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League.Dortmund captain Schmelzer has been out of action since December with an ankle injury and wasted no time in making an impact on his comeback as a half-time replacement for Jeremy Toljan, reacting first to Etrit Berisha’s fumble to lash home and give the Bundesliga side a 4-3 aggregate victory.Peter Stoger’s side were second best all night and found themselves behind after just 11 minutes. 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 Goalkeeper Roman Burki, whose season has been plagued by high-profile errors, flapped at a corner and Rafael Toloi stole in at the back post to prod into an empty net.The hosts squandered a number of golden opportunities to put the tie beyond Dortmund, most notably through Bryan Cristante, Josip Ilicic and Alejandro Gomez.And their wastefulness was punished seven minutes from time as Schmelzer’s timely intervention secured progression to the next round for the visitors.Danke, Käpt’n! #atabvb 1-1 pic.twitter.com/Fptxlx0dnN — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 22, 2018 Atalanta started at a blistering pace and could have been ahead inside four minutes, but Marten De Roon blazed his effort from the edge of the penalty area unceremoniously over the crossbar.The Dutchman’s profligacy was forgotten seven minutes later, though. Toloi took full advantage of Burki’s inability to deal with Gomez’s corner to prod home at the back post ahead of the despairing Sokratis Papastathopoulos.Gomez was the provider again midway through the first-half when his clipped ball over the top was met by the unmarked Cristante, who inexplicably headed wide with the goal at his mercy.A strangely subdued Dortmund finally burst into life after the half-hour mark with Andre Schurrle testing Berisha from distance and Michy Batshuayi seeing a deflected effort creep agonisingly past the post.The hosts started the second period with the same verve that characterised their first-half display, Remo Freuler dragging a shot wide within a minute of the restart.Ilicic then drilled beyond the post, before Mattia Caldara saw his goal-bound effort deflected just over.Dortmund threw on Marco Reus in a bid to inject some life into their stuttering attack, but it was the Serie A side who came closest to scoring next.Ilicic stormed towards the visitors’ backline and curled a left-footed effort past Burki’s post, while Gomez spurned a glorious opportunity with 11 minutes remaining.On-loan Chelsea striker Batshuayi had seen a low drive thwarted by Berisha, but the keeper spilled a shot from Reus and Schmelzer pounced to seal Dortmund’s place in the last 16.2 – @Schmelle29 scores his 2nd goal in 64 games in Europe. Important. #AtalantaBVB— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) February 22, 2018 read more
Neymar PSG boss Emery denies injured Neymar requires surgery Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 21:02 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Neymar PSG PSG v Real Madrid Brazil Real Madrid World Cup Ligue 1 UEFA Champions League Transfers Reports had suggested the Brazilian attacker was to have surgery that would keep him out until May having broken a metatarsal against Marseille Unai Emery has dismissed reports Neymar is due to have surgery on his fractured foot that would keep him out until May.The Brazilian star was forced off the Parc des Princes pitch in tears on Sunday after suffering the injury in an innocuous-looking incident.PSG won the match 3-0, but Neymar’s injury marred the contest, as he rode a challenge from Bouna Sarr and twisted his ankle upon contact with the turf, while also suffering a hairline fracture to his foot. 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 It had been reported by numerous news outlets that Neymar had decided to have surgery in order to completely solve the problem and minimise the risk of the injury impacting his World Cup.Those reports claimed the surgery would keep Neymar out for most of the rest of the season, suggesting he could return no earlier than May.However, Emery addressed the situation during his pre-match news conference ahead of Wednesday’s Coupe de France clash with Marseille, simply declaring the speculation as “not true.””Neymar is not going to be operated on, that’s not true,” Emery told reporters. “I talked to the doctors and we’re still to make a decision. “We’ll see the passing of the next few days to make a decision. This is a moment of calm.”There is a small chance for Neymar to be able to play against Real Madrid – we have to be patient.”Now the most important thing is PSG. All the players are ready, and Neymar was the first to want to play all the games, focused to get to Real Madrid as well. But the focus of everyone is PSG.”
Primera División Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Getafe Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Denis Doyle Primera División Real Madrid v Getafe Real Madrid Getafe Everything you need to know about Los Blancos’ clash at home to their local rivals in the Primera Division this weekend… Real Madrid will look to return to winning ways in La Liga on Saturday against Getafe after Tuesday’s disappointing defeat at Espanyol.Zinedine Zidane’s side looked to be back on form after winning five fixtures in a row in all competitions for the first time this season, but fell to a surprise loss in Barcelona.Cristiano Ronaldo was rested for the midweek match, while a number of players were missing through injury, and Los Blancos lost out to a late Gerard Moreno strike. 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 Madrid, in third, are 15 points behind Liga leaders Barcelona, who face second-placed Atletico at Camp Nou on Sunday, and here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Real’s game against Getafe…Real Madrid injuriesMarcelo is back in training for Real after picking up an injury in the 5-3 win at Betis last month, while defender Jesus Vallejo is also available again after recovering from a muscle problem picked up in January against Leganes.However, midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are both still sidelined and face a race against time to be back for Madrid’s big Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes next week.Real Madrid suspensionsSergio Ramos was suspended for the game against Alaves last weekend, but returned to the team at Espanyol on Tuesday. Zidane has no players banned for the visit of Getafe.Real Madrid potential starting line-upCristiano Ronaldo will return to the Real Madrid side after he was rested for the game against Espanyol and the Portuguese is set to be partnered by Karim Benzema, a substitute at Cornella, in attack.Marcelo is available again for Los Blancos, but Zidane may not want to risk the Brazilian ahead of the trip to PSG, so Theo Hernandez should start again on Saturday, while Dani Carvajal is likely to return at right-back in place of Achraf Hakimi.Meanwhile, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio should keep their places on the wings, with Casemiro set to return in the centre after Marcos Llorente featured against Espanyol.Getafe team newsGetafe’s return to the top flight has been impressive and the Madrid-based side are currently in 10th place with 36 points from their 26 games.Jose Bordalas’ men narrowly lost at home to Real Madrid in the return fixture and earned a creditable 0-0 draw at Barcelona recently, while they have beaten both Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruna 3-0 in their last two games at the Coliseum, losing narrowly at Villarreal in their previous away game.Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita should shake off a knock to start on Saturday, but midfielder Markel Bergara is sidelined and striker Amath Ndiaye is suspended.TV channel & kick-off timeReal Madrid versus Getafe kicks off at 20:45 local time on Tuesday and will be shown live in the United Kingdom (UK) on Sky Sports Football from 19:40 GMT.In the United States (US), the match is live on beIN Sports and kicks off at 14:45 ET.Best Opta match facts Real Madrid have won their last eight games in La Liga against Getafe, their best ever run against them. At the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have only lost once against Getafe in La Liga – a 1-0 defeat in February 2008. Los Blancos have won 10 and drawn one in the teams’ other 11 meetings there. Only against Sevilla (25) has Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals than he has against Getafe in La Liga (21). He has netted in 11 of his 13 games against them, including three hat-tricks. Karim Benzema has had a hand in at least one goal in his last five La Liga games against Getafe (five goals and three assists). Getafe’s Jorge Molina has scored five times against Real Madrid in La Liga, his most against any one opponent in the competition.
Real Madrid How Ronaldo has prepared himself to peak at the perfect time for another Champions League & Ballon d’Or assault Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 16:05 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Getty Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo PSG v Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League Opinion The 33-year-old has adapted his game and also accepted that he needs to rest as part of a plan to win Europe’s top collective and individual prizes Cristiano Ronaldo is ready. The Portuguese forward is primed to shine for Real Madrid when it matters most and it is no coincidence. He has been preparing for this all along.There was a time when Ronaldo wanted – and also demanded – to play every single minute. But at the age of 33, he understands that rest is one of the keys to prolonging his career – and also to producing his best at the business end of the season.That has not always been the case. In his early years at Real, the Portuguese peaked early and often faded later on as the sheer amount of games took their toll. Back in those days, Ronaldo wanted it all: to play every week, in every competition, to break every record possible and to win the Ballon d’Or. 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 Often he would be chomping at the bit as the season started and regularly reached his apogee around the time the Ballon d’Or voting was taking place. That was deliberate; it was what he wanted more than anything else.It is still high up in his list of priorities, but he is a more mature Cristiano now and the Portuguese is aware that he cannot do everything. He also understands that winning team trophies is the best way to retain the Ballon d’Or.”I don’t know how many years in a row he has played 60 or 70 games, but he doesn’t stop,” Zidane said recently. “There comes a moment when it is necessary for him, for the team, for everything, for him to not play. He is better this way. Of course we talk about it, for the good of everyone.”It is. Although Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2013-14, Ronaldo ended the season with physical problems and took time out before the final against Atletico, in which he was nowhere near his best despite scoring his side’s fourth goal from the penalty spot in extra time.His problems continued at the World Cup with Portugal and again, he was below his usual level. Pictured in training with ice packs on his knee, his was a reduced role at Brazil 2014 and he could not prevent his nation from crashing out in the group stages.Ronaldo has learned from those experiences. Moving into his 30s, he has changed his game considerably in a gradual transition from explosive winger to more of a penalty-box player.These days, his positioning is superior, allowing him to conserve energy and make an impact in short bursts. And rarely does he sprint past defenders as he once did so spectacularly. The goals, however, are still flying in.His fitness regime remains as intense as ever, with three to fours hours training five times a week, complemented by an ultra-strict diet and at least eight hours sleep every night in order to recover properly.“The fitness coach at Real, Antonio Pintus, jokes that I’m a real psycho,” the Portuguese said last year. “He’s never seen someone like me, in terms of the volume of work I do. When I get into the weights room I don’t speak to anyone. I’m only concentrated on the job I have to do.”However, the gruelling plan devised by Pintus is designed to help Ronaldo – and the rest of the squad – to grow stronger throughout the season. And Cristiano complements club training with his own sessions at home.“The final objective can never be reached,” said Ronaldo as he opened two gyms in Madrid last year. “Life is about surpassing yourself continually. I always have to be at 100 per cent for my age.” And he added: “I have a balanced routine, depending on what I need at that moment in time.”At 33, he is in greater shape than ever before, yet he now needs to rest and Zidane has been able to convince his player of the importance of taking time out. That is why he is sometimes substituted, like against Getafe on Sunday, when he received treatment on the bench straight after the game.”It is important that the player understands what it is we are doing,” Zidane said last season. “The players are intelligent and they accept it, because it is best for the team.”Ronaldo gets it. The Portuguese still wants it all in his insatiable search for goals, individual awards and team trophies, but he knows he has to be more intelligent about it these days. He cannot play all of the time.Last season, the plan worked to prefection as he hit 10 goals in the final rounds of the Champions League to help Real claim another trophy. And in 2018, with no midweek games in periods of six, seven or eight days of rest, he is priming himself for another assault on Europe’s biggest club competition and – he hopes – a sixth Ballon d’Or later in the year.
Indian Women’s League 2017-18 Final Round to start on March 25 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:21 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() AIFF Media The IWL will begin later this month in Shillong, Meghalaya. The second edition of Indian Women’s League (IWL) is set to kick start in Shillong on March 25. The tournament will witness seven teams participate where the top four will qualify for the semi-final. The semi-final will take place on April 12 while the finale is set to be played on April 15.The inaugural match will see title defenders Eastern Sporting Union take on Indira Gandhi Academy for Sports & Education. Gokulam Kerala FC, who are the only side from I-League to field a women’s team, will lock horns with Rising Student Club of Odisha on the opening day too.The development of women’s football remains a priority for the All India Football Federation (AIFF), claims General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das. “We at AIFF understand the future and potential of women’s football in India. The second edition of the IWL will provide an opportunity to many budding woman footballers to pursue her dreams of playing top-flight football in India. The first edition was a huge success for which I need to thank all the various stakeholders as we aim to carry on the momentum,’’ he commented. 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 The teams participating in the league are Eastern Sporting Union, Rising Student Club, KRYHPSA, India Rush Scocer Club, Sethu FC, Gokulam Kerala FC and Indira Gandhi Academy for Sports & Education.
Manchester United ‘What can I lose?’ – Mourinho defends harsh criticism of Man Utd players Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 09:39 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Manchester United José Mourinho Brighton & Hove Albion FA Cup Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Romelu Lukaku Videos His players players drew the ire of the Portuguese boss despite beating Brighton in the FA Cup, but the manager defended his harsh words Jose Mourinho believes he has nothing to lose in publicly criticising his Manchester United players.The United manager accused his team of being “scared to play” after Saturday’s 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford earned a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.Luke Shaw was hauled off at half-time and Mourinho indicated the left-back does not have the “personality” or “class” to play for United . 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 Although Mourinho accepted Scott McTominay was below his usual standards against Brighton, he hailed the 21-year-old midfielder’s response to a poor individual performance.Other United players, however, drew the ire of Mourinho, who accused unnamed members of his team of lacking the stomach for the fight and believes those who are good enough to play for Manchester United will cope with his harsh criticism. “My calculation is that without pressure they don’t perform well – what can I lose?” Mourinho said at a post-match media conference. “The ones that are always there [in the team] are the ones that will be always there. And that’s an example of personality.”You have the kid [McTominay] that didn’t play well at all. And I told him already, he was the first one that I spoke to individually in the dressing room, instead of being critical of him I was positive with him.”Because you played very bad, you played very bad, but you did the basic things one player has to do. One of the basic things to do is to keep emotional balance, to play with that red shirt – that is a heavy one, that is a heavy shirt to wear.”The kid, it was his worst performance by far, he was there and he had that body to wear that shirt. He was not afraid to play. He played bad. But every player can play bad.”To feel not comfortable to play – ‘Please, Mister, take me from the pitch’ – I felt that. I felt that. So I have nothing to lose in relation to that.”The strong ones are the strong ones, the young ones under pressure and the criticism all improve – or don’t improve.”Manchester United are out of the Champions League but have now moved into the semi-finals of the FA Cup and are clinging to second place in the Premier League with Liverpool just two points back.
Spurs boss Pochettino not ready to write off Janssenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham aren’t ready to sell Vincent Janssen just yet.The Daily Mail says Tottenham are set to hold talks with out-of-favour Janssen as they consider letting the striker leave in the January transfer window. Janssen returned from a foot injury on Monday as he played 45 minutes for Tottenham Under 23s in 1-1 draw with Liverpool.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will hold talks with striker Janssen this week as the club weigh up whether to sell the Dutchman this month. And the forward could yet revive his flagging Spurs career if he can prove his worth to Pochettino this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
“I can count, probably, about seven or eight major developments that are under way or have already taken place within a two-mile radius. The entire landscape of New Kingston is changing,” he said.The Cambridge will comprise two towers – the Cambridge Edge and the Cambridge Elites, and will feature super studios; one-bedroom units with two full bathrooms; and two-bedroom, two bathroom units. Amenities will include a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, and jogging trail.Last year, Guardian Life broke ground for construction of The Hampshire, located on Comlin Bank Road, which will soon be completed.This development, along with The Cambridge, represents an investment by the company of approximately $10 billion in the real estate industry. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (March 21) broke ground for Guardian Life Limited’s 176-unit luxury apartment complex in New Kingston.The $4-billion housing development, dubbed ‘The Cambridge’, will be built on three acres of land located at 2 to 4 Musgrave Avenue, Kingston 5.Mr. Holness lauded the financial services company for investing in its second real estate project.“The Government appreciates what Guardian is doing. I want to commend you. I want to use you as an example to other investors. It doesn’t have to be housing, but there are other areas of the economy where real investment can make a difference – investment that is going to bring employment and investment that is going to transform the built environment,” he said.Mr. Holness noted that this latest investment is in keeping with the Government’s thrust to transform Kingston and stimulate further growth.“The strategy of the Government is to encourage the development of the city and to attract more people. This reduces the cost of the infrastructure; it reduces the cost of the delivery of service; it improves administration, and at the end of the day, it improves quality of life,” he said.In his remarks, President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin, noted that the investment in real estate is not only in keeping with the company’s strategic objectives, but a demonstration of its confidence in Jamaica’s economy.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), converses with President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin, during a ceremony to break ground for a 176-unit luxury apartment complex in New Kingston on Thursday (March 21). The $4-billion real estate project is being undertaken by Guardian Life at its Musgrave Avenue property. “We are committed to making our contributions to the economic growth of our country and to providing opportunities for our people to accomplish their goals,” he said.He noted that the new housing development is Guardian Life’s response to the high demand for top-quality, affordable housing in Kingston.Mr. Hosin informed that the development will provide 320 new jobs over the two years of construction.Member of Parliament for South East St. Andrew, Julian Robinson, also welcomed the housing project.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), listens to a point from President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin (right), during a ceremony to break ground for a 176-unit luxury apartment complex in New Kingston on Thursday (March 21). At left is Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Courtney Campbell. Occasion was a ceremony to break ground for a 176-unit luxury apartment complex in New Kingston on Thursday (April 21). The $4-billion real estate project is being undertaken by Guardian Life Limited at its Musgrave Avenue property. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (March 21) broke ground for Guardian Life Limited’s 176-unit luxury apartment complex in New Kingston. The $4-billion housing development, dubbed ‘The Cambridge’, will be built on three acres of land located at 2 to 4 Musgrave Avenue, Kingston 5. Story Highlights Mr. Holness lauded the financial services company for investing in its second real estate project.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Forecasters with The Weather Network are predicting that despite the cold, abrupt start to September, things should begin to get warmer than usual for the rest of the fall starting next month.Meteorologist Erin Wenckstern said that the Peace Region will likely see colder than normal temperatures for the rest of September, similar to other areas of Western Canada.Wenckstern said that things will be particularly cool this week, with temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees colder than seasonal values. However, she said that starting in October, the building of an El Nino in the South Pacific will result in temperatures being slightly above normal in October and November. A map showing average temperatures in Western Canada during this fall. Photo by The Weather Network Photo by The Weather Network Photo by The Weather Network Photo by The Weather Network Photo by The Weather Network Wenckstern explained that this year’s El Nino is forecast to be different than those seen during the2014/2015 and 2015/2016 winter seasons, which caused snowfall amounts in the Peace to be well below normal.Compared to a normal El Nino, which sees warm water pushed closer to the South American coast, this year is forecast to see a mild Modoki El Nino, which causes the pool of warm water to only come slightly closer than normal to South America.Wenkstern said that while this year’s El Nino will cause above-normal temperatures, precipitation levels are forecast to remain fairly close to normal across most of B.C.She said that snowfall amounts could be slightly above normal in November which would give skiers and snowboarders an earlier start to the season, provided termperatures don’t get too high.