Liverpool will finally win the Premier League title – Fan opinion

first_img 9 statement Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 9 rookie error latest The result puts Liverpool eight points clear at the top of the table and NINE ahead of the reigning champions.Of course, the line from Jurgen Klopp and his players are that they’re not thinking about the title race and just focusing on the next game, yadda yadda.But deep down the Reds will know that a first league title in 30 years is there for the taking and here are five other reasons why it’s finally Liverpool’s year. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Getty The likes of Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham will have to keep an eye on their fitness during the Christmas period 9 9 9 Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 9 AFP or licensors 9 But defensively City are way off the levels they need to be to clinch a third successive Premier League crown.They were very unlucky to lose Aymeric Laporte early in the season – the Frenchman sustained a knee injury in September and is not expected to return to action until February.However, failure to replace Vincent Kompany has left them very short of options at the back. Yes, you could argue that a player like Kompany is irreplaceable but just get someone in.Against Liverpool, Guardiola was forced to field midfielder Fernandinho and John Stones, who has been prone to an error or two, against the Red Arrows – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. Scary. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:35Loaded: 6.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen appointed update Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty As far as the Premier League title race is concerned, it’s all over.Liverpool got the better of Manchester City last weekend, winning the game 3-1 at Anfield. 9 Liverpool winning the Champions League is a huge weight off the shoulders of the club getty center_img Danny Murphy says Liverpool can get even better… but insists title race not over yetIt will be too late for Man City when they next face LiverpoolThe title race pendulum swung in Pep Guardiola’s favour last season when they beat the Reds at the Etihad Stadium in January. 9 AFP or licensors Stones and Fernandinho unsurprisingly had a few wobbly moments against Liverpool Brendan Rodgers would love to push his former club all the way in the title race Liverpool finally won a trophy last seasonThere’s no doubting they were a great side last season but there was always that fear they wouldn’t get a trophy to show for their efforts.Klopp has lost three cup finals as Liverpool boss (League Cup and Europa League in 2016, Champions League in 2018)That’s not an issue anymore as they ended their six-year wait for silverware last season when they beat Tottenham in the Champions League final.Liverpool didn’t play very well in that final but found a way to get over the line in an ugly way to kill the club’s trophy demons. Form is temporary, class is permanent is the old saying and it couldn’t be more appropriate when comparing the Foxes and the Blues to Liverpool and Man City.Maybe in two or three years we can talk about Leicester or Chelsea becoming title contenders but Liverpool and Man City are a level above them at the moment.Liverpool have a particularly busy schedule around Christmas but it’s a testing time for every team. We’ll see what Chelsea, who have a thinner squad off the back of a transfer ban, and Leicester are really made of then. LIVING THE DREAM Getty Images – Getty getty Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked This Liverpool side don’t know when they’re beaten PEP TALK And speaking of demons, Liverpool are a team that have mastered the dark arts very effectively in recent times.They looked a naive team when they lost to Real Madrid in Kiev in 2018 and lost Salah to a shoulder injury early in the final after a well executed wrestling move by Sergio Ramos.This time, Liverpool are finding a way of doing things not necessarily by the book and getting away with it.Andy Robertson’s slight nudge on Kyle Walker, which almost led to the City right-back falling into the Anfield crowd was subtle and crucially not spotted by the referee.The cameras then dropped back to the Scotsman who was smirking away after the exchange. deals Getty Images – Getty It reduced Liverpool’s lead at the top to four points and there were a few more twists and turns after that but you got the sense that the 2-1 victory gave Guardiola’s men that belief Liverpool could be hunted down.Both sides had to play 17 more matches after that, Man City did then catch up with them before pipping Liverpool to the title by a point.This season, though, the two teams don’t face each other in the league until April which could be crucial.City are capable of beating Liverpool, especially at home, but even if they do take points off them it may be too late to try and catch up with them as there will only be six games left after that.‘Mentality monsters’What will help get Liverpool over the line the most is them being in the right headspace.Klopp coined the term ‘mentality monsters’ earlier this season when describing what the character of his players are like. They just don’t know how to lose. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Anyone who thinks Nicolas Otamendi could play alongside Stones at centre-back, forget it. The pair were a disaster at Norwich earlier in the season. The Canaries are now bottom of the table, by the way.City also have an issue at left-back which they got away with last season. Oleksandr Zinchenko is the first-choice, even though he’s naturally a midfielder.But when the Ukrainian is injured there’s a problem as Guardiola either has to play Angelino, who is out of his depth, or Benjamin Mendy, who is understood to have been left out of the Liverpool game for tactical reasons.The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order having been flagged up for issues regarding his commitment and excessive social media use.Man City are left with the task of making up nine points, so essentially three wins.Unbeaten Liverpool could lose three league games this season but for City to catch up with them that implies they will win their remaining 26 games in 2019/20. That’s not going to happen.Leicester and Chelsea will drop offMan City are actually fourth at the moment with Leicester and Chelsea, second and third respectively, a point above them.But if you genuinely believe they are in with a chance of winning the Premier League this season you would be mistaken. LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS For whatever reason, Aguero just can’t do it at Anfield Klopp has made the Liverpool players fighters as well as fine footballers Man City are weakerMan City are nowhere near as good as they were last season or the season before. And they know it.You’ve only got to look at the way Pep Guardiola reacted to having a penalty appeal turned down in the second half or the stories of Raheem Sterling attacking Joe Gomez on England duty to know that City are rattled.Their loss at the weekend showed that they’re not where they should be.Sergio Aguero was wasteful as his search for an Anfield goal stretches to ten games. Generally though, City are very strong in attack. And if there’s one game that proved just how strong the team is it’s their victory at Aston Villa earlier this month.They could have been forgiven for thinking it wasn’t their day when they went 1-0 down at a raucous Villa Park while also having a goal controversially not awarded by VAR.But a header from Robertson after 87 minutes and Mane’s stoppage-time strike snatched the most unlikely three points for Liverpool.Liverpool were perhaps fortunate to avoid having a penalty given against them as the ball struck Trent Alexander-Arnold’s arm in the box while City were on the attack.Just 22 seconds later, Fabinho gave Liverpool the lead at the other end to leave Guardiola and the Man City players understandably raging.But Man City were guilty of letting their burning sense of injustice get the better of them and struggled to keep a lid on things.Liverpool didn’t cry when they were on the wrong end of a dodgy decision. They used that energy to carve out a win.It’s this energy which is now almost certain to hand them title glory. Liverpool’s win over Man City is a huge moment in the title race Man City’s win over Liverpool last season was arguably the turning point of the title race Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule last_img read more

Zuma appoints new Public Protector

first_img19 October 2009President Jacob Zuma has appointed human rights lawyer Advocate Thulisile Madonsela as South Africa’s new Public Protector. Madonsela replaces Advocate Lawrence Mushwana, who left the position on Friday after serving out his non-renewable seven-year term.Madonsela was recommended for the position by a special parliamentary committee following a week of candidate interviews.The Public Protector is an independent institution established in terms of Chapter 9 of the country’s Constitution to strengthen democracy by investigating alleged improper conduct by state agencies or officials.‘Important responsibility’Zuma said Madonsela was taking on an important responsibility. “She will need to ensure that this office continues to be accessible to ordinary citizens and undertakes its work without fear or favour.”An advocate with extensive experience in constitutional, human rights and equality law, Madonsela was most recently a full-time member of the South African Law Reform Commission.As a member of a judicial transformation task team, Madonsela helped draft bills and a strategic plan for transforming the country’s justice system and state legal services as well as the Victims’ Charter and gender and employment equity policy.Zuma thanked Mushwana for the excellent service he had given to the country.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

RWW on Strange Love Live, 10pm PST Tonight

first_imgRelated Posts richard macmanus Every now and again some of us at ReadWriteWeb pop up in video or podcast recordings. Our VP Content Dev Marshall Kirkpatrick moreso than me, as he is based in the US. And Marshall is appearing on an interesting live video show tonight, called Strange Love Live. It will be broadcast live on Ustream at 10pm PST tonight (Friday). Hosted by Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal, Strange Love Live focuses on the latest happenings in online tech – calling on techies around the Portland, Oregon area to provide insight into their areas of expertise. Interesting without being dull, recent topics have ranged from OpenID to WordPress to iPhone apps. We’re looking forward to seeing Marshall live tonight! Tune in at 10pm PST.Update: We’ve got the Ustream show embedded below, while it streams live:Live Broadcasting by UstreamRecent RWW Appearances on The InterwebsYours truly (RWW editor Richard MacManus) was interviewed at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco by Alison McNeill of bub.blicio.us: Marshall Kirkpatrick was recently on the popular TWiT.tv show [email protected] with Amber and Leo. The hosts Amber MacArthur and Leo Laporte had a lot of fun trying to pronounce our name – hence the episode title of WeadWiteWeb!Also check out Marshall’s podcast with The Recruiters Lounge, talking about our new product Jobwire, and Jason Cormier’s interview with Marshall on Capture The Conversation. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Podcasts#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Hack of the Day: Travel the World With Facebook Places

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts jay cuthrell In these economic times it can be hard to justify spending thousands on airfare, hotels, and party-life travel destinations. So save your money and let geolocation services do the work for you. If you want to visit an exotic location, then Facebook Places and a few browser tweaks are all you’ll need.Next Stop: Command Line Central Station Facebook Places has been a topic of discussion in tech coverage in the wake of the product launch a few weeks ago. As it turns out, you can simply create your own Facebook Places-ready format file to take a quick trip to New York and visit the Statue of Liberty.Simply do the following:Open a terminal or text editor and and place the JSON snippet in a fileOpen Firefox and browse to about:configSearch for geo.wifi.uriReplace with the path to the file containing the JSON snippetVisit http://touch.facebook.comSelect Places (and check in a friend!) (I posted this from Research Triangle Park, NC at the time)Where have you visited recently using Facebook Places? Let us know in the comments!(Hat tips to: the Internet and @courtenaybird for the idea) Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#hack#Hack of the Day 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Semi blown over during Saturday severe storms

first_imgStrong winds during severe weather on Saturday blew over a semi.The Highway Patrol says this happened on the Highway 54 overpass at I-70 in Kingdom City at 6:22 p.m. The Tennessee truck driver, 57-year-old Aldo Myers has moderate injuries. A trooper’s dash cam caught video of it:Caught on dash 🎥Corporal Brazas witnessed this tractor trailer being toppled by high winds on US 54/Kingdom City this evening. Driver was transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/mf7egb4ljS— MSHP Troop F (@MSHPTrooperF) May 19, 2019The storms caused some damage and knocked out power for hundreds of mid-Missourians at times.The Missouri River is back above flood stage at Glasgow and Boonville already, with more rain in the forecast this week. The river is set to go above flood stage in Jefferson City late Monday or early Tuesday.last_img read more

El Clasico match postponed

first_img(Eds: after adding a line in para 3) Kolkata, Sep 10 (PTI) The much-hyped El Clasico match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, slated to be held in Mumbai on September 15, has been postponed due to unavailability of some players, said the organisers here today. “There has been some availability issues with the players, so as of now its not happening on September 15. It will now be held tentatively in first week of October ahead of the World Cup,” one of the organisers said here today. However, there is a huge uncertainty over the match taking place in the near future, a Mumbai-based official said on condition of anonimity. “Its World Cup time in October and theres little chance of the match happening now,” he told PTI. “Its World Cup time in October and theres little chance of the match happening now,” one of the organisers told PTI. Legends of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid were to play an exhibition match in memory of Dutch legend and Barcelona star Johan Cryuff, it was announced by Football Next Foundation in a statement in May. An agreement was signed at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, and former India forward Dipendu Biswas was named the brand ambassador. Biswas however said he was not aware of the latest development. “The match was to be held in Mumbai on September 15 but Im not aware that its not happening as per schedule. Im busy with Mohammedan Sporting Club right now,” Biswas said. It was reported that the likes of Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Nicolas Anelka, Luis Figo, Carles Puyol, Simao, Fernando Morientes and Michel Salgado were to participate in the match, which was shifted to Mumbai from Kolkata because of logistical problems. Kolkata is gearing up to host the final of the Under-17 World Cup on October 28. PTI TAP CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Saint Paul: History’s Best Blogger?

first_img Who do you think is history’s best blogger? (2 Corinthians 11:23b-38) (1 Corinthians 13:1-8a) Originally published Dec 22, 2006 12:19:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  it is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.” About St. Paul Paul is said to have ultimately been beheaded during the reign of Roman Emporer Nero. St. Paul as Blogger — Brian Halligan. St. Paul’s writing’s were so important that when the modern day bible was assembled well after he died, 14 of his letters were included amounting to almost 30% of the new testament’s content. St. Paul’s Zeal which are basically formal open letters to groups of people.  The passage I quoted above is from a letter to the fledging Christian community in Corinth, a Greek city-state, in response to a letter he received from them about some problems they were having. “I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.  Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move.”  St. Paul could not be everywhere at the same time, so he often collaborated with groups of Christians back and forth by letter.   His letters are referred to by the church as Every marketing executive and every blogger could learn a thing or two from St. Paul in how to “cross the chasm” and create a “tipping point” in a marketplace.  epistles St. Paul drew scorn from the Jews on one side and the Romans on the other side.  Below is another passage from one of Paul’s epistles: For those of you who have ever been to a Christian wedding ceremony, you undoubtedly have been exposed to St. Paul’s writing:   St. Paul as Marketing Genius Topics: St. Paul was a Jew born in what is now Turkey over 2000 years ago who became a most interesting historical figure.  In his early 20’s, he was a zealous antagonist of the early Christian movement, even participating in the stoning of St. Stephen, an early Christian evangelist.  He was said to have had a vision of Christ on the road to Damascus that changed his perspective 180 degrees.  From that point forward, he travelled the Roman empire (Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Italy, Spain, etc.) on sailboats, caravan, and foot preaching to mostly pagan worshippers about how to live a Christian life.  His conversion of idol worshipping citizens of the Roman empire to Christians played a key part in Christianity taking hold outside of the local community in which it started.  History of Internet Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Stories of the Week: Educate, Enlighten, Entertain

first_img The Future Buzz Webinar: Blogging for Business Got Bad Incoming Links? Google Says “Don’t Fret It” Download the free webinar great Because social media is a fairly new ballgame, there are still quite a few unknowns and discrepancies when it comes to determining standards and best practices.   5. Author: control, like 50 Blogging Lessons To Know If You’re Starting Today If you wouldn’t do it for free, don’t do it at all. In other words: do it for passion and for yourself and you can’t lose. It’s been proven. to learn how to create a thriving inbound marketing blog. report, Adam offers a number of great blogging lessons to beginners.  !  Focus your SEO efforts on aspects you can control, such as creating outstanding content. Brent’s advice to other lawyers or players in industries where social media involvement isn’t the norm?  Be natural, and approach the Web as a way to educate, enlighten or entertain your target audience.  For example, he doesn’t give legal advice on his blog, but he demonstrates his knowledge of law-related issues and topics, which in turn establishes him as a trusted thought leader. Although a 2009 State of the Blogosphere Realize that promotion is secondary to content. creating remarkable content 3. , blogging is just of on Lisa Barone .  take advantage of social media on While inbound links are certainly a significant factor in Google’s search engine ranking algorithm, keep in mind that it’s just one of many.  So instead of spending time worrying about factors you can’t control, Barry encourages us to focus our efforts on the factors you Nonprofits should tie their efforts to a story. 1. 2.  educate, enlighten or entertain businesses that blog get more website visitors Lesson: Barry Schwartz 3 Realities of Social Media SMB Lessons From BlogWorldExpo 2009 way Photo by walknboston Want to learn more about publishing a blog on your business website? Small Business Trends Bernie Borges of Your brand is the meta data people have about you. The focus of Bernie’s article is attorney Brent Britton who, while many other lawyers have fallen under the category of technology laggards, has used the Internet for years as a communications and personal branding tool.  As a result, Brent gets hired based not on his association with a particular law firm; instead, he’s hired for 4. to reach an audience.  Lisa’s article highlights some valuable lessons from this year’s BlogWorldExpo about blogging — in addition to social media and email — that small businesses can learn a lot from. can InboundMarketing.com Lesson:  Email marketing isn’t dead. him.  Any industry can get benefit from involvement in the social Web.  Optimize This “You don’t need a million followers.” PR 2.0 Author: Michael Brito I’m a firm believer that any industry can than those that don’t. Aside from perpetuating this fact and sharing some additional statistics about the benefits of business blogging according to Technorati’s Author: Blogger and Intel social media strategist Michael Brito discusses three realities he’s learned about social media from his experiences with working in enterprise, including: Consumers already get it, but brands are still trying to figure it out; brands should focus on the people first and the tools last; and there is no such thing as a social media expert quite yet. Author: You’re not the only one still trying to figure out social media best practices.   Hold tight, it will only get easier. Concerned about the quality of some of your inbound links?  Worried that Google will punish you for it?  Fuhgetaboutit!  Barry’s article relays some valuable information found on the Google blog that convinces us not to be so alarmed. A Lesson in Personal Branding: Brent Britton “Attorney 2.0″ A few of my favorites: We’ve already learned SearchEngineLand Adam Singer one way Author: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Lesson: Originally published Oct 23, 2009 7:02:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 Attending events, conferences and expos is a great way to learn a lot about a variety of topics from different experts. Lesson: Lisa explains in detail the following four: highlights a lawyer who is taking advantage of the social Web as a way to extend and promote his personal brand, which suggests that the Web can be used by any industry to Blogging is extremely beneficial for your business.  This week’s top story on Lesson: – in some way or another.  Still, many feel there are certain businesses that don’t belong in or benefit from the space.  One of the most ill-represented demographics on the Web, lawyers, is an example.   onlast_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Articles to Start the Week: Find Your Voice

first_img , too! Does your business blog have a unique, recognizable voice? If it doesn’t, you could be in trouble, since voice is one of the most important elements of Download the ebook now! Claim profile pages on ‘place’ sites like Google Places, etc. Jay’s article starts off by recognizing that we all probably understand the concept of good customer service.  But what about Make good customer service great by personalizing it and aligning it with the culture of your brand. Remember, Create localized content by incorporating geography-based terms. Jay Ehret on Copyblogger What is Great Customer Service? So how can you make answering questions on LinkedIn part of your daily routine?  Jason outlines two simple steps to help you easily adopt the practice to start demonstrating your expertise and LinkedIn great to have access to these charts for use in your own presentations Make sure your blog has a powerful voice to keep readers engaged. HubSpot has complied over 50 original marketing charts and graphs on topics including Lead Generation, Blogging and Social Media, Marketing Budgets, Twitter and Facebook Four Steps to Finding Your Ideal Writing Voice Author: of Duct Tape Marketing 1. Ranking in local search results is a hot topic for small businesses.  Are you doing what you can to make sure your business is getting the most out of it?  To improve your company’s chances of Marketing Takeaway: Free Download: Marketing Data: 50+ Marketing Charts and Graphs 3. Are you reaping the benefits of LinkedIn’s potential for lead gen?  Get started today! 5 Reasons You Should Invest Your Time in Networking Inbound Marketing 5. Topics: 4. way Joy Tanksley Author: Chris Garrett Marketing Takeaway: Photo by Demi-Brooke Jennings of Social Media Explorer Write guest posts for local publications. a successful bloglast_img read more