Manchester United Man Utd defender Lindelof wasn’t strong enough for Birmingham – Rowett Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:19 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Manchester United Birmingham City Championship Premier League League Cup The former Blues boss said he considered signing the young defender but opted against it because of the player’s physical shortcomings Birmingham City passed up the opportunity to sign Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof because he was not strong enough, according to former Blues manager Gary Rowett.The Red Devils signed the 23-year-old Sweden international from Benfica for an initial £31 million this summer.United 5/2 for PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 But Derby County manager Rowett, who was in charge at Birmingham from 2014 to 2016, said his side evaluated Lindelof before being put off by the player’s physical shortcomings.”We had a few phone calls about him when I was manager of Birmingham City about three years ago,” Rowett told Sky Sports about Lindelof, who at that time was still waiting to make a proper breakthrough at Benfica.“An agent called us and said Benfica were trying to get some of the younger players out to expose them to different levels.“We had a look at him. It’s ironic actually. I put it to the staff and some of them felt he wasn’t quite tough enough.“Then suddenly he’s being touted around at £20-30 million so I think we made a mistake!“He got straight back into the Benfica team very quickly and, of course, went from strength to strength.” “We had a look at him but the staff felt that he wasn’t strong enough.”Lindelof made his third appearance in all competitions for United in the Carabao Cup third-round tie against Burton Albion on Wednesday.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Christensen injury not severeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says Andreas Christensen’s injury isn’t severe.The Dane sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.But Lampard could not provide an indication of when Christensen would return to action.The head coach said: “Andreas is not too severe. “Hopefully he won’t be out for too long but I can’t give a timeframe.”
Food plays a definitive role in shaping a community’s culture and tradition and Easter is one such festival where food inspires and influences family and children, bringing back childhood memories of Easter bunnies, egg painting and egg hunting sessions.At The Imperial, New Delhi, indulge your children with yummy Easter goodies like Chocolate bunnies, Egg baskets and Easter cakes at La Baguette, for all the grown – ups, it lays out global varieties of Lamb, meats, salads and sea food featuring specialties like Roasted beer chicken, Minced lamb pie, Spinach and Salmon strudel, Fennel and orange braised pork belly, Cinnamon and honey roast pork loin and many more delectable recipes for an elaborate Easter brunch buffet, making a fun Sunday for you and your family. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain Chef Prem K Pogakula, Executive Chef at The Imperial, talking about the menu says, “Part of the menu for the Easter Brunch is distinct every year but we always continue to offer traditional and the most loved specialties. The flavours are mostly classic and rustic with a twist to some dishes, for an exclusive fair. Coming to selecting the recipes, I always work towards curating an experience featuring rural traditional cuisine rather than a typical urban spread. I strongly believe that the original taste and authenticity lie in country side food.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”Also for special orders, we have some exclusive carving stations with hot roasts and grills while for children we have a variety of ice-creams and sorbets, chocolate desserts to choose from the buffet along with veg and non veg dim sums.” Easter Brunch Buffet at 1911 Restaurant on April 21, at INR4000 + taxes per person without alcohol INR 2000 + taxes per child below 12 years of age (Timings: 12:00 pm to 3:30pm) La Baguette: Easter goodies from INR 300 + taxes onwards until April 21 (Timings: 10am to 10pm)
Kolkata: The Election Commission has sought a report from the District Magistrate of Nadia, on the statements made by Trinamool Congress MLA from Chakdah Ratna Ghosh Kar.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has asked the District Magistrate to submit a detailed report in this regard soon. The BJP leaders in the state had earlier moved to the CEO’s office, demanding action against the TMC MLA. Kar found herself embroiled in controversy after she made some objectionable remarks on the Central Forces. It was alleged that during a closed door party meeting, she had appealed the party cadres to “chase the Central Forces away.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe video of the same had gone viral on social media. In the video, she was allegedly found requesting the members of the Mahila Morcha, the women organisation of Trinamool Congress, to pick up broomsticks and ‘chase the Central Forces away’ if there is a need. She allegedly said that there is nothing fair or unfair when it comes to winning elections, instructing party cadres to win the elections by any means. She had also reminded the party workers that during the 2016 Assembly elections, Central Forces had beaten up the workers. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, another television actor from Bangladesh, Abdun Gaji Noor, triggered controversy after he allegedly took part in an election rally at Dum Dum in favour of TMC candidate Saugata Roy. The incident comes a day after Bangladeshi film actor Ferdous Ahmed was asked by the office of the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh to leave the country and go to Bangladesh. Ahmed was dragged into controversy after he attended election rallies in Raiganj constituency areas on April 14. The actor was seen seeking votes for Trinamool Congress candidate Kanaia Lal Agarwal at campaign rallies across Hemtabad and Karandighi, near the Indo-Bangladesh border.
San Francisco: Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that would let users co-watch on-platform video content with friends, while being able to see their reactions on the video via the phone cameras. The option would start with a split-screen view, where users would be able to apply face filters and other visual tools to their personal camera feeds, Social Media Today reported on Thursday. “Instagram’s co-watching media picker is essentially tabs of Explore, Saved and Liked. It’s somehow also showing me photos though. Unless Instagram designed co-watching so we can stare at an image together, it will be fixed when released,” reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The feature would let users watch Instagram videos together with added interactive elements of being able to see and hear their co-viewer in a minimised window. At present, the option appears to only support two concurrent viewers, alongside the Instagram Live functionality. “That could be somewhat restrictive, but then again, previous research has shown that 85 per cent of the messages shared on Instagram are distributed to the same three friends, highlighting a desire for more intimate communication on the platform,” report added. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The photo-messaging app’s test feature is similar to Facebook’s previously launched “Watch Party” feature — that lets users watch public videos in real time with a group of friends on the app. Since launching Watch Parties in groups last July, Facebook says that it has facilitated more than 12 million “Watch Parties” within Groups alone, while “Watch Parties” also garner 8 times more comments than regular videos in Groups, the report noted. Instagram has not commented on testing or availability of the feature as yet.
More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Video Excerpt: Defining An Athlete’s Gender Hot Takedown Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (July 28, 2015), we discuss a ruling by an athletic court that makes the distinction between male and female athletes harder to find. It ruled that a woman with elevated levels of testosterone could compete in women’s events. We dive into whether it’s even possible to “measure” gender. We also tackle why Boston rebuffed the Olympics and, after the U.S. men’s soccer team’s losses to Jamaica and Panama, whether Jurgen Klinsmann is the coach it needs. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: Tom Brady’s text messages.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on the show:Sprinter Dutee Chand wins the right to compete.Kate Fagan on the International Olympic Committee’s gender testing policy.The tricky economics of hosting the Olympics.Does the U.S. hate the Olympics?Jurgen Klinsmann needs help with the U.S. team.Does soccer depend on luck too much to evaluate players?Significant Digit: 80 texts sent and received per day by Tom Brady on a phone that was destroyed. The number was revealed in the NFL’s ruling to uphold his four-game suspension. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.
Starters are getting the hook early this postseasonDifference between actual and expected batters faced from the fourth inning onward, for Division Series and Wild Card games 201724188.8.131.52.8-2.6 FIRST THREE INNINGSREST OF GAME This trend was already starting to emerge last postseason, when starters were getting a slightly quicker hook than expected. And it got a bunch of attention on the game’s biggest stage, as Cleveland’s Terry Francona and the Cubs’ Joe Maddon each drew praise from analysts for deploying their bullpens creatively en route to the World Series. So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that this year, almost every playoff manager seems to be emulating Francona and Maddon. In 2017 to date, relievers are tossing an incredible 52 percent of the available innings in playoff games — which, if it holds up, would be the first time they’ve cracked half the innings in a single postseason since at least the beginning of baseball’s expanded playoffs in 1969.4I estimated this for seasons before 2009 by using the postseason pitching data in Sean Lahman’s database, parceling out innings by role in proportion with how many of a pitcher’s postseason appearances came in starts or in relief.That’s not to say starters’ roles are being completely diminished in the modern postseason. Some, like Boston’s David Price on Sunday, are being asked to enter the game as relievers, where they stand to be more effective anyway. One side effect of managers having such an all-hands-on-deck approach in every postseason game is that any pitcher — starter or reliever — could be asked to play an important role in any given game. The kind of appearance that used to be reserved for legendary pitchers in must-win games, such as Pedro Martinez’s six-inning relief masterpiece in Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS or Randy Johnson’s scoreless inning and a third in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, might become the norm.But if the early games of this postseason are any indication, teams will have to weather a rough first few innings from their starters before settling in for the bullpen chess match. For better and for worse, it’s just another way in which 2017-style baseball is starting to look very different from the game we all grew up watching.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 20143211.70.912.912.1+0.8 Sunday night’s American League Division Series game between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians was a true pitchers’ duel — the kind of taut, low-scoring affair we tend to think of when we conjure up mental images of postseason baseball.It was also completely out of place in this year’s playoffs.Through Sunday’s games, this is the highest-scoring postseason through the Division Series1Including Wild Card games since 2012. in 15 years, with the typical score resembling the Nationals’ 6-3 win over the Cubs Saturday night (or the pair of 8-2 victories the Astros hung on the Red Sox to open their series) much more closely than the Yankees’ 1-0 Game 3 margin. Starting pitchers have borne the brunt of the damage, and — coming on the heels of the Postseason of the Reliever — managers have used this as an excuse to hook them quicker than ever. All signs point to this being a bullpen-dominated postseason like no other.For all the comparing of rotation strengths we love to do going into the playoffs, few starters have fared well in October so far. According to our game score metric, which quantifies a pitcher’s performance in a given start according to a variety of stats, starters are collectively suffering their fourth-worst early-round performance since 1995.2Division Series and/or Wild Card. They’re also allowing their worst ERA and easily pitching the fewest innings per start of any postseason in that span. Not even Corey Kluber and Chris Sale, probably the two best pitchers in baseball this season, were immune to downright awful starts in the postseason’s first week.But more significantly, starters are also being pulled out of games much earlier than usual, even after accounting for their rocky performances. To judge this, I tracked each starter’s performance in all Division Series and Wild Card games since 2009,3The earliest season for which ESPN’s Stats & Information Group has data broken out by inning. breaking the game down into two chunks — the first three innings were one unit, and everything from the fourth inning onward was another. Not surprisingly, there’s a pretty reliable relationship between how few runs a starter yields in his first three innings of work and how many batters he gets to face over the remainder of the ballgame, which we can use to set up an expectation for how long each start will last, controlling for performance. So far this year, starters are being allowed to face about two and a half fewer batters after the third inning than we’d expect based on how many runs they allowed through three: 20113812.21.411.211.0+0.2 Average3412.01.311.211.2— POSTSEASONSTARTSBATTERS FACEDRUNS ALLOWEDBATTERS FACEDEXPECTED BATTERS FACEDDIFF. Expected batters faced from the fourth inning onward based on runs allowed through the first three innings.Source: ESPN Stats & Info 20124412.01.211.611.5+0.1 20154212.31.710.710.3+0.4 20103012.00.912.512.1+0.4 20134011.71.212.111.5+0.6 201634184.108.40.2060.3-1.0 20092612.30.812.712.4+0.3
Leicester City manager Claude Puel who is already used to playing in the Champions League during his career has emphasized the importance of ambition being included as part of the competition.Following their Premier League title heroics, Puel’s team featured in Europe’s elite competition during the 2016-17 season.On the other hand, Leicester greets West Ham to the King Power on Saturday, having grabbed nine points without reaching the top four places.“When I was a player or when I was a manager in France I managed and played a lot of international games – Champions League games, Europa League,” Puel said via Sky Sport.“It’s important to have the ambition and I hope for the club to find this competition again.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I hope we can find this level again. When I look at the games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights it’s hard. I would like to find the possibility again with this club.“If we continue to work with consistency and stability, why not?“When Leicester were champions, the season after it was difficult to have the consistency in Premier League and Europe.“When the club doesn’t have the habits to play every three days it’s difficult to maintain good results. Leicester needs to go step-by-step, to find good stability.”
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