First Choice – Firenze Camere Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:22:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 First Choice – Firenze Camere 32 32 Josh Sargent argues for USMNT World Cup roster spot Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:04:31 +0000

COLOGNE, Germany — Josh Sargent joined the United States national soccer team this week on a torrential rift with his English club, flaunting the type of showy numbers and carrying the accompanying confidence that surely belongs on a list of World Cup.

Before reporting to training camp in the historic riverside town, the 22-year-old striker has scored six goals in his last seven appearances for Norwich City, an English second division side on the verge of returning in the Premier League next spring.

He took a share for second place in the league goalscoring race and became a favorite at Carrow Road, where the yellow-clad Canaries have roamed since 1935.

Six goals just a month into the Premier League season is four more than he scored all of last season in the Premier League – an arid campaign that yielded none American invitation for over a year.

“It’s been a struggle,” he said Wednesday, “but glad to be back.”

No one saw this coming. Sargent was coming off a 2021-22 campaign – his first in England after four with Werder Bremen in Germany – in which he scored twice in the league and four times in 29 total appearances before missing the few weeks with a ankle injury. Last among 20 clubs with a 5-26-7 record, Norwich City were relegated.

Bad form has an impact on the status of the national team. It’s almost inevitable. Sargent was Berhalter’s first-choice striker when World Cup qualifying began last autumn, but after three scoreless appearances for the United States and worsening difficulties with Norwich City, he disappeared from the squad. listing.

Sargent said watching qualifying from afar was “upsetting, of course…wanting to be there but still happy with how everything was going for the team.”

Gio Reyna is happy and healthy. This is good news for the USMNT.

Sargent remained in the squad, but for practical reasons his World Cup prospects were bleak. Ricardo Pepi took the lead role in qualifying before Jesús Ferreira took over.

Jordan Pefok and Haji Wright were there. This summer, fans started clamoring for FC Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez, one of MLS’ top scorers. Sargent, meanwhile, had dropped on the depth chart.

“It was just a frustrating time and I was trying to think about the situation I was in at Norwich and not so much at the national team,” he said. “If I start performing better, if the team starts performing better, eventually I will have chances with the national team. It was very important for me to come into this season to get a good start to recover. somehow in this [U.S.] image.”

Four games into the season, the goals started to flow. He scored against Huddersfield Town, then twice against Millwall and once against Sunderland. After a one game break, Coventry City and West Bromwich Albion failed to stop him. In that streak, Norwich (6-2-2) went 6-0-1 to take second place behind Sheffield United.

Sargent’s push overlapped with Berhalter’s plans for his final pre-World Cup camp involving Europe-based players – a nine-day convention with friendlies against Japan on Friday in Dusseldorf and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in Murcia, in Spain.

USMNT, facing tight World Cup schedule, begins camp in Germany

Announcing the roster last week, Berhalter said Sargent was in “great form” and had earned another chance to argue for a spot in the World Cup squad.

Sargent’s performances in friendlies will neither make nor destroy his chances; Berhalter said he would continue to monitor players and assess the squad’s needs before announcing 26 players on November 9 for the tournament in Qatar, which begins on November 20. But good performance – and goals – will strengthen his case.

Berhalter plans to select three forwards. Barring injury, Ferreira is a lock. Pepi, Sargent and Pefok seem to be fighting for the other two places. Only Pepi and Sargent were invited to this camp. Pepi is trying to follow Sargent’s example and regain his goalscoring form with Dutch club Groningen after an unforgettable season with Augsburg in Germany.

Sargent attributes his resurgence, in part, to playing more often in his natural position when attacking. Last season he often found himself in an uncomfortable role on the wing.

He had played a little on the flank at Werder Bremen, but the central role suited him best. When Norwich City asked him to play on the wing last season, he was unable to say no.

“I was getting playing time in the best league in the world, so I wasn’t going to complain too much,” Sargent said. “I feel the freest and the most confident when I play striker.”

Norwich City’s top striker is Finland’s Teemu Pukki, but an injury early in the season opened the door for Sargent, who responded with four goals in three games.

“When I had this opportunity, I knew I had to take it,” he said. “Just thinking, you know, ‘Do I still have my touch? I don’t know. I haven’t played there in a while. So it was amazing to score that first game.

Despite his fine form, Sargent returned to the wing when Pukki recovered, but with greater flexibility.

“Even though I play on the wing now, there is an understanding between me and the coach [Dean Smith] and the team that I will play a little more as a second striker and that I will go inside more.

The goals continued.

“I haven’t really had a season like this in terms of getting a lot of scoring chances, getting striker minutes,” said Sargent, a native of O’Fallon, Mo. ., a suburb of St. Louis. “Confidence is at an all-time high right now – I’m just trying to keep that momentum going for as long as possible and keep scoring goals.”

]]> Here’s what happens to Queen Elizabeth II’s jewelry after her death Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:01:00 +0000

King Charles III inherits more than just Queen Elizabeth IIthe crown.

Following Her Majesty’s death on September 8, the King is now responsible for the Crown Jewels, passed down by British monarchs since the 17th century. The Queen also leaves an extensive personal collection of jewellery, which members of the Royal Family, including Kate Middletonborrowed on occasion.

Charles now has access to the extensive collection of items that make up the Crown Jewels, which according to the Historic Royal Palaces website includes more than 100 items and contains more than 23,000 gems. These jewels, including the Sovereign’s Scepter with Cross and the Sovereign’s Orb, are reserved for state occasions and coronations. Both items were displayed, along with the Imperial State Crown, on Her Majesty’s coffin at her enthronement and funeral.

As for the Queen’s private jewelry collection, according to the jewelry editor, the late monarch leaves behind more than 400 pieces which are stored in a secure vault 40 feet below Buckingham Palace. These items included in the collection are the Diamond Diadem Crown, made for King George IV in 1820, along with her beloved three-row pearl necklace, given to her by her father when she was a young girl King George VI.

First Choice Driver Training Inc. Recognized with a 2022 Quality Business Award Sun, 18 Sep 2022 01:25:43 +0000

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Since its inception, First Choice Driving Training has been committed to providing supportive and qualified driving instruction. First Choice Driving Training offers fifteen hours of classroom training with Alberta Transportation-approved courses covering rules of the road, vehicle, driver, fuel efficiency and collision avoidance. They also provide a minimum of ten hours of car driving with a certified driving instructor. The First Choice Driving Training course covers topics such as: Highway Driving, Lane Driving, Uncontrolled Intersections, Backing Up, Corner Parking, Uphill Parking, Downhill Parking, Parallel Parking , perpendicular parking, one-way driving, level crossings, merging, roundabouts, 2- and 3-point turns, underhood diagnostics, downtown driving, school zones, play zones, construction areas, etc. For those who want more confidence in driving in harsh winter conditions, First Choice Driver Training also offers more in-depth training and hands-on driving experience in snowy and icy conditions.

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RI primaries renew interest in preferential voting Fri, 16 Sep 2022 10:03:38 +0000

Meanwhile, Brett Smiley won the Democratic primary for mayor of Providence with 41.9% of the vote, beating Gonzalo Cuervo with 36.2% and Nirva LaFortune with 21.9%.

Earlier this year, Rep. Rebecca Kislak, a Democrat from Providence, introduced a bill that would have created an instant form of ranked voting limited to General Assembly primaries with three or more candidates. The bill died in committee during the legislative session that ended in June.

But on Thursday, Kislak said she plans to reintroduce a preferential election bill after the General Assembly resumes in January.

In ranked elections, voters rank candidates from most preferred to least preferred. When the ranked ballots are tabulated, if a candidate gets a majority of votes, they win. But if no candidate wins a majority, the candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. If a voter’s first choice candidate is eliminated, their vote is counted towards their next choice. The process repeats itself until a candidate obtains the majority of votes.

“People feel better about their votes and more confident in the results if there are people governing us who are elected by the majority of the people,” she said. “I think people want to be sure their votes are meaningful, and ranked voting is one way to get us there.”

Kislak noted that his bill was limited to primaries in the General Assembly races, so it would not have changed the format of Providence’s governor’s and mayor’s primaries. She said the bill does not propose changes to the general election in part because that would likely require a state constitutional amendment.

Kislak said she introduced the bill after holding a community meeting last year and hearing voters call for a preferential vote.

She noted that Cambridge, Mass., has used ranked voting for more than 80 years, and now Maine, Alaska and New York City use ranked forms of voting.

“As we get more data on how ranked voting works, people are interested in seeing how it might work here,” Kislak said. “My goal is to get more people to engage and get involved in the process.”

Sen. Samuel D. Zurier, a Democrat from Providence, introduced a bill similar to Kislak’s last year, and he sponsored a resolution that created a Senate committee to study ranked ballot and second-in-command elections. round for the General Assembly and the General Officer primaries.

Zurier said he pursued the case in part because of his own election. In an October 2021 special election, Zurier won a five-person Democratic primary for the Senate seat vacated by Gayle L. Goldin with 31.4% of the vote, edging out Geena Pham with 24.6%, Bret Mr. Jacob with 22.3%, Hilary Levey Friedman with 15% and Ray Rickman with 6.7%.

“It lifted a cloud over my legitimacy as an elected official,” he said. “The last election raised questions about whether the district was so fragmented that people couldn’t agree on anything.”

On Tuesday, Zurier received 73.6% of the vote in a Democratic primary against Robin N. Xiong, and he said: “The result showed that the areas of agreement are broader and deeper than the areas on which we do not agree.”

But he noted that Rhode Island has seen other races where the winner received far less than a majority.

For example, Lincoln D. Chafee won the 2010 gubernatorial race with 36.1% of the vote, passing John F. Robitaille with 33.6%, Frank T. Caprio with 23%, and Ken Block with 6.5%.

Gina M. Raimondo won the 2014 gubernatorial race with 40.7% of the vote, edging out Allan W. Fung with 36.2% and Robert J. Healey Jr. with 21.4%.

And Myrth York won the 2002 Democratic primary for governor with 39% of the vote, beating out Sheldon Whitehouse with 38% and Antonio Pires with 22%.

Zurier said one criticism he had heard was that ranked voting could get complicated as the number of candidates increased. But he said the study commission will be organized in the next few months and envisages that it will result in a report which sets out the various options as well as the advantages and disadvantages. This would set up legislation for the following year, in time for the next statewide elections in 2026, he said.

“It may be time for that,” Zurier said. “We’ll have to see.”

In 2020, voters in Massachusetts rejected a ballot question on ranked voting. This movement had attracted millions of out-of-state supporters and backing from leading Massachusetts Democrats in hopes of reshaping the state’s electoral system. But the proposals drew criticism from the state’s Republican Party, conservative groups and Gov. Charlie Baker, who feared it would create another “layer of complication” for voters.

Common Cause Rhode Island executive director John M. Marion said campaign initiatives have led to preferential voting in Alaska and Maine, but Rhode Island does not allow campaign initiatives to produce ballot questions.

Common Cause was one of the organizations that led the effort to bring preferential-choice voting to New York City, and it supported Kislak’s legislation for preferential-choice voting.

Marion acknowledged that there were problems with the implementation of the New York City system, and he said that preferential choice voting was delaying final results in Alaska. But, he said, “the main benefit is that it achieves majority results and gives voters additional ways to express their support. Elections are no longer just a binary choice of support between this candidate and none of the others.

The pick ranking system leads to less negative publicity because candidates are incentivized to avoid alienating their opponents’ supporters, he said.

Tuesday’s primaries for governor and mayor of Providence are sparking renewed interest in preferential voting, Marion said. “So now is the perfect time for Senator Zurier’s task force to carefully consider what it would take for this to happen,” he said.

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Gisèle Lullaby, winner of “Canada’s Drag Race”, talks about Snatch Game and Celine Dion Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:31:40 +0000

I think the biggest challenge is making Brooklyn [Hytes, Canada’s Drag Race host] not only laugh, but take his funny bone and find it. The first moment I drew the eyebrows, I knew it. Because people don’t know, but that’s the only time production happened. It was full COVID so we never had a crowd. There was a crew, there were no crowds. It was the first time that we didn’t see them because they were all hidden behind their backs. The moment I drew it, I felt the crew laugh.

My partner and I were talking a lot about strategy for this season. Sometimes it feels like, drag race, you have to strategize with the girls. And even though you were very clear about being a seamstress, sometimes you said, “Oh, I’m not the best singer. Was there a strategy to underestimate before the competition?

Honestly, I told them I was perfect. That’s how I scared them. When we were going to sing, I didn’t lie. I always started my sentence with, “As a singer, I think it’s important to do these things. And as a singer, I think it’s important to…”

I’m just keeping the joke. And no, I would never put myself down. Oh my God. I said so many things, just like, No one could ever put me down on anything. Jada even said it, when I was down there for the first time, for the only time. She was like, “Cool, she’s not perfect.” And I was like, “Oh, is that what you think?”

On last night’s episode, you received Lady Boom Boom’s final words of encouragement, and it was truly beautiful. You were celebrated by your fellow Quebec queen. Can you talk a bit about Quebec drag and what it was like to be able to present it for CDRand be the first winner from Quebec?

Yeah. All the Quebecers who were on Drag Race especially had a lot of trouble with the English. Because you don’t know Rita Baga like we know Rita Baga. Rita Baga is really dumb, she’s really fun. She is really bubbly. She really has an amazing sense of humor. I think about drag race, we have seen this, what it can do. So that was my main fear when I went to the show. I was like, “Am I going to be…” Because I’m really famous for being really funny in Montreal. And in Quebec, I said to myself, How am I going to translate this sense of humor and ensure that I will succeed?

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa V4 tires Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:02:28 +0000

Press release | September 12, 2022

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa: from track to road, the fourth generation of the tire that symbolizes sporty driving.

The following is a press release from Pirelli….

The new product, both in SP race replica and SC compound versions, is in the final stages of development and testing, to be on sale from early 2023.

Milan (September 12, 2022) – The fourth generation of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres, both in the SP racing street version and the SC option (available in different compounds and designed for track use), successfully complete the final stages development and testing and will be available to the public from early 2023.

Compared to its predecessor, the Diablo Supercorsa V4 (V4 indicates the fourth generation) is a completely renewed product in terms of tread design, compounds, structures and profiles. Diablo Supercorsa, both in the racing version and in the racing replica version, is a tire approved for road use and has always been an emblem of pure performance and absolute sportiness, in other words “speed”.

Diablo Supercorsa was born from the experience of Pirelli in the FIM Superbike World Championship, which since 2004 has partnered with the Italian tire company as a sole supplier. After launching in 2005 the Diablo Superbike slick tire for exclusive use on the track and designed for the maximum competition of the derivatives of the series, Pirelli presented the Diablo Supercorsa SC racing tire in 2007, which was followed in 2008 by the SP ( Sports Production). Over the years, in its SC compound version, Diablo Supercorsa has become the absolute reference of the Supersport and Superstock classes not only in the world but also for many national championships and still represents the standard for competitions that still use tread tires. rolling.

Diablo Supercorsa not only marked a turning point for professional riders: together with the SP version, it represented a revolution in the world of road tires for motorcycles. It created a new segment, that of race-derived hypersport tires designed to fit the most prestigious and powerful supersport motorcycles in the world, the same motorcycles seen in action in the Superbike World Championship. Over time, and with the evolution of two-wheelers which have seen the birth of increasingly high-performance hypernaked tires similar to faired “cousins”, Diablo Supercorsa SP has become the benchmark supersport tire for all motorcycle owners on the go. high performance, who want an uncompromising driving experience on the road, thanks to the highest level of grip and performance.

It was precisely with Diablo Supercorsa that the Pirelli motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell” was born to indicate how the same tires used by professional riders can be purchased by all motorcyclists. To date, Diablo Supercorsa SP remains the best and most direct example of technology transfer from track to road among Pirelli tires, as it shares the profiles and many materials and technologies used for the structure with the SC version. But unlike the SC version, which uses full racing compounds, the SP adopts a dual compound solution, with racing compound on the shoulders and road compound in the center strip, to meet the demands of the road and ensure adequate mileage.

The SC version, available in different compounds designed to adapt to different asphalt conditions and temperatures, remains the first choice for professional, semi-professional or trackday enthusiasts who want a tread tire capable of delivering performance. maximum on the track.

With Diablo Supercorsa V4, Pirelli completes the process of renewing the fourth generation of the Diablo sports range, which began in 2021 with the Diablo Rosso IV and continued in 2022 with the Diablo Rosso IV Corsa.

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Chad Blair: Look north to Alaska to improve Hawaii elections Sun, 11 Sep 2022 10:08:59 +0000

The historic decision last month by voters in Alaska to send Mary Peltola to the US Congress has lessons for Hawaii.

The Democrat, a former state lawmaker from the 49th state, defeated two Republicans in a special election to fill the term of the late Congressman Don Young. One of the GOP candidates was Sarah Palin, the former governor and mayor of Alaska as well as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

It was held in a process known as ranked choice voting which allows voters to rank – first, second, third and so on – the candidates in a race. The first round of counting will determine whether a candidate has obtained 50% of the votes plus one more vote, which allows him to win the competition outright. If this does not happen, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated.

“If you voted for this candidate, your vote goes to your next choice and you always have a say in who wins,” explains a helpful FAQ on the Alaska Division of Elections website. “If your first choice candidate has not been eliminated, your vote remains with him. The votes are counted again. This continues to happen in rounds until there are only two candidates left and whoever has the most votes wins.

I bring this up because Hawaii is set to install ranked ballots starting in January under a law signed into law by Governor David Ige this summer. This is an important step forward in the possibility of leveling the playing field and choosing consensus candidates in a state dominated by one political party.

Common Cause Hawaii, the League of Women Voters of Hawaii, and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs championed Senate Bill 2162, which was crafted by the senses. Karl Rhoads, Gil Keith-Agaran and Chris Lee.

A screenshot from YouTube showing an NBC News report on Mary Peltola's victory in Alaska.
Mary Peltola’s victory in Alaska was national news and shed light on ranked choice voting. Screenshot/2022

But the RCV in Hawaii will only apply to special elections for federal office and for vacant county council seats, which doesn’t happen that often. I hope the 50th state looks north to expand the RCV to include more races.

Through an approved ballot initiative in 2020, Alaska is now the first state to use RCV for all state and federal races – President, Congress, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and State House and Senate.

“We are the first and only jurisdiction to do this,” says Tiffany Montemayor, public relations manager for the Alaska Division of Elections.

It will include a rematch in November for a full two-year term between Peltola, Palin and Nick Begich III, the lowest voter in the August 16 special election.

Preferential Vote, Alaska Style

Peltola’s election made national headlines because it not only featured the embarrassing loss of Palin, but also represented a Democratic revival in the tightly divided United States House.

She is also the first Democrat elected to the House from Alaska since 1970, and the first Alaskan-born, Alaska-native in Congress. Peltola is Yup’ik and grew up on the Kuskokwim River.

Unsurprisingly, Peltola has publicly said she thinks RCV is working just fine while Palin – whose campaign was shocked by the loss and described RCV as confusing – is demanding that Begich, a Republican, drop the general. He says he won’t and calls Palin a “chump,” arguing that RCV shows voters soured on him.

Meanwhile, fact checkers rejected an argument by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, a Republican, who claimed that “60% of Alaska voters voted for a Republican, but thanks to a convoluted process and running out of ballots — which disenfranchises voters — a Democrat ‘won.'”

It is true that Palin in the first round received 30.9% of the vote against 27.8% for Begich and 39.7% for Peltola. But enough Begich voters made Peltola and not Palin — one of the most polarizing politicians in recent memory — their second choice on the ballot. In the final count, published on August 31, it was 51.5% for Peltola against 48.5% for Palin.

RCV supporters say what it really reveals is that most Alaskan voters found the system easy to learn. Another takeaway is that Republicans need to nominate more moderate or mainstream candidates who can draw broader support across the state.

Hawaiian politics could benefit

The Hawaii State Office of Elections would be well advised to explain how the RCV will work. A good place to start is to follow what the Alaska Division of Elections has released.

It’s simple to follow and includes very helpful illustrations of what an RCV ballot looks like, a brief instructional video, translations into Spanish and seven native languages, and a list of tips and “mistakes to avoid.” “.

Examples of how to complete RCV ballots in Alaska.
Examples of how to complete RCV ballots in Alaska. Alaska Division of Elections

Here’s another lesson from Alaska to Hawaii, this one to the candidates themselves as well as their backers: be nice.

While Peltola was a model of decorum, Alaska Public Media reported, “As the election approached, Palin and Begich traded sharp comments in an attempt to sway Republican voters to their side. Observers say it may have been counterproductive, with Palin’s comments alienating the Begich supporters she needed to win.

I hope Hawaii lawmakers will seriously consider expanding RCV here. The enabling legislation explains that it “has been used effectively in the United States and around the world”, including Alaska, Maine, New York, Australia, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Ireland North and Scotland.

The bill also points out that Hawaii’s voting systems include optical scanners that “can process ranked voting with little or no difficulty.”

Think about how these recent elections in Hawaii – some special, most not, all important – might have turned out differently had the RCV been instituted:

  • In a 2002 special election to fill the remainder of the term of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Mink, fellow Democrat Ed Case won with a plurality of votes cast in a contest that featured Mink’s widower John, the Republican John Carroll and Whitney Anderson, and more than a dozen other candidates.
  • In early 2003, Case again prevailed in the special election for another two-year term, again defeating Anderson and Carroll, Democrats Matt Matsunaga and Colleen Hanabusa, Republicans Barbara Marumoto and Bob McDermott, and Frank Fasi, who ran as a Republican. More than 30 other people were also on the ballot, some posing as Greens, Libertarians, others third parties or as non-partisan.
  • In the 2006 Democratic primary, Mazie Hirono narrowly edged out Hanabusa for the 2nd congressional district race which also included Matsunaga, Clayton Hee, Gary Hooser, Brian Schatz, Ron Menor, Nestor Garcia and two others.
  • In a special election in 2010 to fill the remainder of former U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie’s term, Republican Charles Djou defeated Hanabusa, Case and 11 others with a plurality of votes.
  • In the 2014 Democratic primary, Mark Takai defeated Donna Mercado Kim, Stanley Chang, Ikaika Anderson, Will Espero and Joey Manahan by a plurality of votes cast.
  • In that same primary, Schatz narrowly edged out Hanabusa in the Senate primary which also included a third Democrat.
  • In the 2018 Democratic primary, Ed Case beat Kim, Doug Chin, Kaniela Ing, Beth Fukumoto and Ernie Martin with a plurality.
  • In the 2022 Democratic primary, Sylvia Luke won over Ikaika Anderson, Keith Amemiya and Sherry Menor-McNamara, still with a plurality.

I am not judging here whether the top contenders won or lost these races. But even someone with a casual knowledge of Hawaiian politics might recognize many of the names listed above and the diversity of their views.

Had RCV been in play — had voters been given the opportunity to rank their favorite candidates — it’s likely that at least some of these elections might have turned out differently, along with the history and direction of modern Hawaii.

Hargreaves lured by 25-year-old Tottenham due to start more Wed, 07 Sep 2022 09:30:00 +0000

Owen Hargreaves has shared that Richarlison is “perfect” for Tottenham Hotspur and Antonio Conte, but he needs to find a way to start his summer by signing a lot more.

Spurs recorded a 2-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday, with Richarlison starting his first game since his record transfer to north London and Hargreaves suggested if Conte could switch to a ‘4-4-2’ in order to bring in all his attackers. .

It looks like Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski are Tottenham’s top three picks right now.

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But could Richarlison kick down that door in the next few weeks as his minutes continue to pile up? Well, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he started for Spurs against Marseille in the Champions League tonight or against Manchester City this weekend.

Either way, Conte is now starting to turn given the buildup of games to come and this is an opportunity for these substitute players to cement their place in the XI.

Nonetheless, after Richarlison recently got his first start against Fulham free-scorer Marco Silva, Hargreaves liked what he saw from the former Everton player, as he told Premier League Productions.

“I think he’s perfect for them,” Hargreaves said. “He’s such a good player. It’s just about trying to find a way to get him into the side.

“The problem is with Kulusevski, Son and Kane, it’s tough. Maybe change the form? Maybe do 4-4-2? I think of all those attacking players. I think Tottenham could have a good shot.

“But Kane and Richarlison, I love seeing them go forward.”

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This will likely be the battle for much of the season as no one will dethrone Harry Kane or Son Heung-min from the XI, regardless of their form.

Yes, there will come a time when the duo will need a rest and they will be rotated, but right now it’s either Richarlison or Kulusevski playing alongside the record-breaking duo.

It looks like Conte still has his January catch ahead of Richarlison, although that’s why he brought in the Brazil international, so he can create that much-needed competition.

From his appearance on the bench against Nottingham Forest to his final start, the more minutes Richarlison plays the hotter his engine heats up and it wouldn’t be surprising if he were a regular starter sooner rather than later.

In other news, ‘Great skill’: Ian Wright thinks Newcastle made one of the standout transfers

]]> Thiago Silva backs Casemiro to be a big success in the Premier League Mon, 05 Sep 2022 17:30:00 +0000

Manchester United’s summer move for Casemiro was one of the most seismic deals in European football.

Casemiro left reigning Champions League winners Real Madrid for a new test at Manchester United in a bid to help restore the club’s former glory.

The midfielder has made a good start at United so far, joining fellow Brazil international Antony.

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has told ESPN, via Fanaticos, that he is delighted to see his international teammates heading to the Premier League.

READ MORE: Confirmed Manchester United transfers, in, out, loans, out for 2022/23

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Thiago Silva supports Casemiro

Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva is delighted to see the influx of talent into English football, which he believes will sharpen his teammates. West Ham have also opted for Lucas Paqueta while Nottingham Forest have signed Renan Lodi.

Silva suggests the navigation may not be smooth for young players, but backs Casemiro to thrive.

He said: “They are young players, who have put themselves in this situation of having a great league to play in and being ready for the World Cup.

“Is it a risk? Yes. But if everything goes well, in the way I know they are preparing to play, it will be fine. No problem.”

Speaking on Casemiro, Silva said: “Casemiro is different. He’s a more experienced guy. He was super suited to Madrid, he won everything he could and he wanted to breathe new air.

“I have no doubt it will work. Manchester needed a guy with his skills.

Casemiro is yet to start a game for United, with Erik ten Hag making it easy and hesitant to change a winning side.

His first start will likely come in one of the next two games against Real Sociedad or Crystal Palace. And once he gets in, he’ll surely keep his place as United’s first-choice.

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]]> People are getting a little obsessed with Kohli’s stats: Dravid Sat, 03 Sep 2022 17:08:18 +0000

India head coach Rahul Dravid says the team’s management is not worried about the number of runs Virat Kohli scores in the upcoming games but is more concerned about the impact his contributions will have on the cause widest of the team.

Kohli’s spotty form and subpar strike rate coming in at No.3 has been questioned time and time again and for the umpteenth time, but Dravid has come to the defense of the former India captain.

“He (Kohli) is also coming back after a break, it’s nice to see he’s come back fresh, looking forward to playing all these games. He’s got time to spend in the middle. Hopefully he’ll start from now and will have a good tournament,” Dravid said ahead of the Asian Cup Super Four game against Pakistan.

“For us it’s not really about the number of races he does. Especially with Virat people are a bit obsessed with his stats and numbers. For us it’s really not about that. It’s about the contributions he makes in different phases of the It doesn’t have to be in the 50s or the 100s or a statistic for us, even a small contribution does a lot for us in the T20s. really wants to perform well.

Pakistan’s rhythm drums over the years have gained traction, but Dravid is happy with his band which he says is efficient to the core. “Of course they (Pakistan) are a very good bowling team, but we too have done well to limit them to 147. You are judged on the results you produce.

“I would say in numbers they would have hit 145kph, 147kph, we might have been in the 135-125kph mark, swing and or no swing, but bowling performance of our fast bowlers were also quite good.

“I’m convinced that we also have a good bowling offense that produces results, maybe it’s not as… I wanted to use a word but I can’t use that word (here). It’s from mind but I can’t use it here. It’s four letters that start with s, but that’s okay.

Dravid, however, indicated that out-of-form pacemaker Avesh Khan is a little under the weather and could miss Sunday’s game. “Avesh is not feeling well, he has a fever etc, the doctors are managing him. Hope it’s not serious, ok for tomorrow or a later part of the tournament.”

For the T20 World Cup, Dravid said Rishabh Pant is not the first-choice keeper as there will be no pecking order for him and Dinesh Karthik. The surprise of their match against Pakistan was the omission of Pant, with the side managed by Rohit Sharma preferring Karthik’s experienced glover to the flamboyant southpaw.

“There is no first-choice wicket-keeper in the team… We play according to the conditions, the situation, the opposition and what we think is the best XI. There is no first choice playing XI for every condition. It will vary. That day against Pakistan, we thought Dinesh was the right choice for us.

But he conceded it was hard to leave out Pant. “It’s very hard to rule anyone out, but we’re focused on picking the best XI. We’ve got a bit of a team culture on our side that thinks we’ve got a really good squad of 15 and everything the world can play,” he said.

(With PTI entries)