Wednesday, April 12, 2017

KINGDOM OF FOOTBALL

Academy net 8:

It was business as usual for the Academy today at RSN after their shock defeat last weekend in the new RSN Youth Cup. In their first game under Thai coach Somchart Yimsiri, the youngsters led 3-0 at the break with goals from Sem Phanny and two from Ros Darapich. Two goals each from Chon Chamroeun and Met Samel after the interval increased the lead with Pros Vutha's goal completing a dominant performance late on.

PPCFC Academy line-up, back row, LtoR: Laiheang, Chamroeun, Samel, Pisoth, Navin, Darapich. Front row: Vutha, Phanny, Sokly, Ladin, David.
Result: PPCFC Academy U-15 8 FFPCA 0
 (RSN Youth Cup Elite U-16).
 
Double figures for Crown:
Match Report: PPCFC 10 Football Future Pro 3 (Pre-Season Friendly).
In this afternoon's friendly at RSN Stadium, a Crown team made up of players who didn't play in last night's friendly with Western, put FFP to the sword after a sluggish start. The 2nd-half was brightened considerably by the first appearance of Shane Booysen since his ACL injury in February. FFP got the ball rolling with the first goal, through Privat on 10 minutes. Four minutes later Sin Kakada curled in the equaliser from a 20-yard free-kick. Within a minute FFP went further ahead and on 18 minutes Pov Ponvuthy made it 2-2, heading in Sraing Titchhy's cross. On 35 minutes, Thai striker Somkiat Kunmee netted his second goal in three minutes, with deadly accuracy, and Mat Sakrovy rifled in a far post volley from Yeu Muslim's cross, a minute before the break.


With the addition of Booysen at the interval, Crown continued to take the game to FFP and the South African signalled his return with a curling free-kick into the top corner from 18 yards, eight minutes into the half. A minute later he moved effortlessly onto Kakada's pass and sent a first-time chip over the stranded goalkeeper for his second. Next he turned provider with a perfect pass for Somkiat to run through and lob the keeper on 64 minutes, for his hat-trick goal. With 71 minutes on the clock, Somkiat turned neatly in the box and set up Kakada for his second goal and a minute later, Sakrovy's bye-line center was turned into his own goal by a defender for Crown's tenth. Baldwin scored a consolation for FFP but Crown failed to convert another half-dozen chances through Booysen and Somkiat before the final whistle.

No goals at Western:


Match Report: PPCFC 0 Western 0 (Pre-Season Friendly).
In tonight's friendly under floodlights at Western, it was Crown that started on the front foot when Mao Piseth robbed a defender but sent his flicked shot just wide of the upright. Pov Ponvuthy had a couple of chances that he could've done better with while the home team's Osa crashed a free-kick against the cross-bar and then rolled a shot against the foot of the post. Keo Soksela tipped a free-kick over the bar on the restart before Western's keeper made a double save from Seut Baraing's free-kick and Kok Boris' follow-up shot. Thi Va impressed in his first game but his shot was easily held. Kim Namgun's run to the bye-line gave Boris another chance but his shot was deflected wide, and then he headed over from another Baraing free-kick, as the game ended scoreless.


PPCFC welcomed a delegation from Roi Et United, a Thailand League Division 2 club to RSN Stadium this evening, including experienced coach Somchart Yimsiri, who will take charge of the Crown Academy, having previously been head coach at Sisaket and with the Thai U-17 team that were 1998 AFC U-17 Champions, before many years at Roi Et. Also joining Crown as a player and seeking to make an impression over the next few weeks is 18-year-old striker Somkiat Kunmee, who was an Academy player with Muangthong United, spent a year with Leicester City's Academy before joining Roi Et, and has appeared for the Thailand U-16 and U-19 national teams. They are pictured on either side of Crown president Rithy Samnang in the group picture.

Shahid Afridi, The Leg Spinner

Last Sunday, Sharjah hosted its first international game after 8 years. For most watching it, to have expected anything less than a maniacal Pakistani win was like deluding yourself of the legacy the venue possessed for Pakistan cricket. Yet, there were moments in both innings that suggested otherwise, but Shahid Afridi ended up being the prime difference between both sides, bossing an ODI like very few have in modern times – half of it on one knee – putting the match in a state of entropy, enabling aseries win and eventually redeeming the Pakistani pride at Sharjah.The fact that Afridi played an uncharacteristic, tail-farming and perfectly paced innings earlier in the day, to set up a modest total was legitimately surprising to many, since runs from his bat have been a rarity lately; and to have done it with such a methodological approach was heartening for his fans. However, turning the game on its head later on when Sri Lanka were cruising and taking a five-fer would not have quite amazed those who have been following his bowling progress since the past few years, he’s produced match winning spells regularly.

A quick stats check tells he has been the best spinner in ODIs this year, which includes being the joint highest wicket taker in the World Cup, and that tells a lot about his surge as a bowler considering he bowls often in tandem with Saeed Ajmal, someone who’s been equally impressive in the striking rate column.


The fact that Afridi played an uncharacteristic, tail-farming and perfectly paced innings earlier in the day, to set up a modest total was legitimately surprising to many, since runs from his bat have been a rarity lately; and to have done it with such a methodological approach was heartening for his fans. However, turning the game on its head later on when Sri Lanka were cruising and taking a five-fer would not have quite amazed those who have been following his bowling progress since the past few years, he’s produced match winning spells regularly.

A quick stats check tells he has been the best spinner in ODIs this year, which includes being the joint highest wicket taker in the World Cup, and that tells a lot about his surge as a bowler considering he bowls often in tandem with Saeed Ajmal, someone who’s been equally impressive in the striking rate column.

During the course of this study of Shahid Afridi, we shall extract other features of his renaissance as a match winning bowler, but there is a feeling that a question is bound to arise in the minds of many that did he really have it in him to be so effective?

Test Cricket

For someone who took a five wicket haul in the very first innings of his Test debut against the then-mighty Aussies, there always was an extent of promise hidden somewhere. But over the years, it never could be quite fulfilled. The almighty whammies, across-the-line hoicks and cow-corner slogs would dominate a career which initially started as a leg spin bowler selected to replace Mushtaq Ahmed; a selection that was as contrasting in the genre as it would be to listen to Cannibal Corpse after Phil Collins on your iPod.
It would be tough to argue that there weren’t patches in his bowling career that would be no less than awe-inducing. Glimpses of brilliance would be on show every once in a while, whether it be Bangalore, where a probing and artistic Test spell against the world’s best players of spin in their own backyard would puzzle Pakistanis of what could be achieved with that arm and fingers, or his longest spell (overs wise) at Faisalabad. But maybe, as was decided by his periodical retirements, the exhibition of his bowling aptitude was not meant for Test cricket, after all.


It may be a mere hypothesis here, supported by an odd interview of his, that with the birth of T20 on international stage, Afridi’s focus on bowling had a revamp. For a cricketer like him, who was destined to be the protagonist of the shortest playing format, this was perhaps the career crossroads where he hit the realization that his value to his team could increase manifold if he would return decent figures in the allotted quote of 4 overs.

And so he started doing exactly that. With an odd knock of 30 or 40, there were not many significant batting performances to boast about, but the consistent stints with the ball made sure he was a reliable bowling option for his team, often coming on as first change. Within just one year of the introduction of T20s, he ended up being the player of the first T20 World Cup, mainly for 12 wickets in 7 matches.

He’s had a number of match defining spells in the format already but perhaps the most crucial one came in the semi-final of the 2009 World Cup. Buoyed by an against-all-odd half century earlier and brought on as first change by Younis Khan, he sliced South Africa in half by going through the defences of Gibbs and De Villiers in consecutive overs with his top spin and slider. It was enough to take Pakistan to the final where he produced another clinical all-round performance. Those were two consecutive man-of-the-match gems and if it wasn’t for Dilshan’s dream run with the bat, Afridi would have been the player of the tournament once again.

As of now, he is the highest wicket taker in T20 internationals and the first one to get to 50 wickets. The economy is just a touch above 6 which, for this lunatic format, is nothing less than outstanding.  Though a 4-fer is not a regular occurrence in T20, yet he has bagged 3 of them.



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Apple iPhone 7 Review


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EXCLUSIVE: Mama June Shocks Sugar Bear With Her Weight Loss Transformation: 'Oh Sh**!'

Mama June Shannon's nerves nearly got the best of her when she came face-to-face with her ex-husband, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, after slimming down to a size four.
In ET's exclusive first look at Friday's episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot on WE tv, the 37-year-old reality star returns to the house she shared with Sugar Bear in McIntyre, Georgia, and brings along her personal trainer, Kenya Crooks, and daughters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon.
WATCH: Mama June Flaunts Slim 'Hourglass Figure' as She Continues Intense Weight Loss Transformation
"Just being back in McIntyre brings back a lot of bad memories. People who haven't seen me in a couple of years are going to be shocked," Mama June says. "Like, what the f**k am I doing here? That's the house I used to live in with the kids when Alana was little. Yeah, they did a lot of work to the house and it looks better, but it's still the same, damn house. That house doesn't serve good memories."
As they pull up to his residence, Sugar Bear is outside to greet everyone, but Mama June is apprehensive to get out of the vehicle. "I know I look good but I am kind of nervous," she admits. "This is the first time I've seen Sugar Bear since the surgery, and I don't know what he's going to think."
Before exiting the SUV, Mama June nervously declares, "I don't know if I'm ready for this."
WATCH: Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin Have Jaw-Dropping Reaction to Mama June's Size 4 Makeover -- 'Oh My Lord'
While we've yet to see Sugar Bear's initial reaction to Mama June's weight loss transformation, the promo clip does give viewers a glimpse as to what he thinks when he exclaims, "Oh sh**!"
Over the weekend, Mama June was photographed for the first time since debuting her size four figure on last week's episode of From Not to Hot. Decked out in exercise tights, sneakers and a maroon hoodie, the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star looked nearly unrecognizable.

Jennifer Lopez Introduces Alex Rodriguez to Her Mom

Jennifer Lopez has officially brought her boyfriend to meet her mom. 
It seems things are heating up for the songstress and her baseball player beau, Alex Rodriguez, because she's officially introduced him to her mother, Guadalupe Rodríguez. The trio was sighted on a sidewalk in New York City, laughing in reaction to something the athlete said. 
All three kept it casual as they strolled, sporting jackets to keep warm in the brisk Big Apple air. Of course, none of them are strangers to the city. Lopez was raised in the Bronx while Rodriguez was born in Washington Heights. 
This also isn't the first family introduction 
for either star. Earlier in the month, Lopez spent some quality time with Rodriguez's sister, Susy Dunand.
The women snapped a few photos together and Dunand even referred to the actress as her sister-in-law, or "cuñi."
"Simply sweet!!!" she added on Instagram of Lopez.
Sounds like JLo has her stamp of approval!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Two seriously injured after car drives into cycle race in Germany




Three cyclists and a race marshal were injured, including one person who suffered serious head injuries
Both competitors were rushed to hospital following the collision in Berlin.
Two other cyclists were also hurt in the accident, but escaped with minor injuries. 

The most seriously wounded participant is said to have suffered head injuries, police said.
A cyclist is fighting for their life and another is in a critical condition after a car drove into a bike race in Germany. 


Both competitors were rushed to hospital following the collision in Berlin.
Two other cyclists were also hurt in the accident, but escaped with minor injuries.
The most seriously wounded participant is said to have suffered head injuries, police said.
A fire engine, two emergency medics and four rescue vehicles rushed to the scene in the forested Wannsee area in south Berlin.

The race is held on open roads, but marshals close one lane of the carriageway to cars. 
It is unclear how the car, identified as a white Audi SUV, came to enter the lane reserved for cyclists. It is thought that after entering the lane the vehicle then stopped and cyclists hit the back of the car after coming round a bend.


The incident has been reported in the German press as a "tragic accident".
The annual event is organised by the Radsport Club Charlottenburg (RCC).

German paper Bild reported none of the car's four occupants were injured in the crash, which happened around 12.45pm on Sunday. They were reportedly on a day trip to the forest.

Bikes lay on the floor behind the car, the rear window had been smashed and there were pools of blood on the ground, circled in yellow paint by police investigators. 

The RCC, which is the oldest cycling club in the capital, dating back to 1883, often holds races in the forest on Sunday mornings.
                        


KINGDOM OF FOOTBALL

Academy net 8: It was business as usual for the Academy today at RSN after their shock defeat last weekend in the new RSN Youth Cup....