City travel to Turf Moor as United and Arsenal target a return to winning ways

first_imgArsenal’s Aubameyang is expected to make his debut when his new side host Everton at the Emirates. Photo by Agncies.The Premier league returns this Saturday with seven games as the relegation scrap intensifies and Man City aim to pill more misery on the chasing pack.Burnely vs Manchester CityTurf MoorSat @03:30Referee: Martin Atkinson.Run a way league leader Man City will have a chance of moving 18 points a head of Man United when they travel to Turf Moor to take on a Burnely side who have lost all of their last three home fixtures in the England top tier.City will have to do without long term absentees Benjamin Mendy, Leroy Sane, Fabian Delph, Philip Foden and Gabriel Jesus who are all still out for some period and may be joined by John Stones who is struggling to shake off an Illnes.The host also have several injury concerns going into the fixture with goalkeeper Tom Heaton, Rob Brady, Chris Wood, Steven Defour, Dean Marney and striker Jonathan Walters all still out. The Clarets will be boosted by the news that defenders James Tarkowski and Stephen Ward are both back in contention having trained this week and are expected to feature.As Burnely are struggling for form of late having not won in any of their past nine matches in all competitions, business seems to have been resumed at City as the Citizens have won four in four ever since they went down 3-4 at Anfield at the start of the year.Burnely have registered only one win against City in 43 years and having lost all of their past four meetings with the Citizens, Sean Dych’s men will be backing on the joint fourth best defence in the league to try and shut out Pep Guardiol’s side.AFC Bournemouth vs Stock CityVitality StadiumSat @06:00pmReferee: Paul Tierney.Ryad Mahrez may not feature for the second match running for Leicester after trying to force a move away from the King Power on transfer deadline day. Photo by Agencies.Bournemouth are expected to have defender Tyron Mings back recovering fully from injury but Jamaine Defoe and Adam Smith remain sidelined.Stock City will have a near to full strength squad as England goalkeeper Jack Butland is the only unavailable first team player.Bournemouth recorded their best league victory in the top flight according to their manager Eddie Howie, in Wednesday when they defeat giants Chelsea at the Bridge to ease up on the pressure and relegation fears and will hope that momentum will be the driving factor when they host a Stock side that is yet to loose under new manager Paul Lambert.Having replaced Mark Hughes at the turn of the year, Paul Lambert has over seen two league fixtures winning one and drawing the other with the draw coming in their last outing at home to Watford.This will be the Scot’s first league away fixture and will try to make right the fact that his side have won only once away from home this season.For Bournemouth, they have not lost any of their last four home games and are yet to lose to a team in the bottom half of the league at the Vitality.This fixture has not seen a home victory since 2015 when Stock defeated the Cherries 2-1 at the BET 365 stadium but Bournemouth will be confident they can put their home woes against Stock to bed having won the first meeting this season 2-1.Brighton and Hove Albion vs West Ham UnitedThe American Express Community Stadium06:00pmReferee: Roger East.Brighton’s new signing Jiri Skalak will have to wait for his league debut as he is expected to still be out till the end of the month. The Seagulls will also not be with Isaiah Brown and Steve Sidwell who are long-term absentees.West Ham have a long injury list as Pedro Obiang, Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll and Edmilson Fernandez are all still nursing injuries. The only good news for David Moyer is that defender Winston Reid has returned to training but he is also not expected to feature as g lacks fitness.Arthur Maswaku serves the second of his six match suspension ban for spiting.With three points separating these sides on the table and both still involved in the relegation scrap, it will be all to play for on Saturday as each of them wants to make a sarge up the table.Brighton have lost only three games at home this season with those losses coming against Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool but will have all to worry about as their opponents have not lost a games since the 23rd I December.The first top flight meeting between the two sides in over 30 years culminated to Brighton defeating the Hammers 3-0 at the London stadium and this promises to be a more intriguing fixture as it may carry relegation implications come the end of the season.Leicester City vs Swansea CityKing Power Stadium06:00pmReferee: Anthony Taylor.Leicester City are expected not to field Ryad Mahrez for the second game running after the Algerian tried to force a move away from the King Power on transfer deadline and he is subject to a huge fine.The Foxes will also still be with out captain Wes Morgan who is carrying a Hamstring injury but apart from those two, Claud Puel has the rest of the squad available.Renato Sanchez still remains Swansea’s only injury concern and the Portuguese has limited chances of taking part this weekend despite having recovered from a hamstring issue.Leicester lost their first game in seven outings on Wednesday as they fell 2-1 at Everton but will back on the fact that they have lost only once at home in their last eight cup and league games.Swansea are currently enjoying their best run of form this season having not lost in any of their six previous games and came from a goal down to defeat Arsenal at home in their last league game. A run of three wins in their last five games has seen the Swans move out of the relegation zone for the first time in over four months and the team will surely be confident of getting a result against Leicester on Saturday.This fixture has not seen a draw in any of the last 12 meetings with Leicester winning eight times in the process including five of the last six.Swansea has never won at Leicester in history and re-writing the past may be too much to ask but a point may be in the Swans reach provided their recent form.Jose Mourinho may find his side 18 points behind leaders Man City by kick-off when they host Huddersfield Town. Photo by Agencies.Manchester United vs Huddersfield TownOld TraffordSat @06:00pmReferee: Stuart Attwell.Manchester United find them selves 15 points behind leaders City and by the first kick of the ball, Jose Mourinho’s charges may find them selves a further three points adrift as City would have played two and a half hours before.This is as a result of Man United losing 2-0 on Wednesday coupled with City’s 3-0 win at home to West Brom and Mourinho and his charges will know that they have no more room for error as the tittle will be close to lost when they host one of the four sides to have defeated them in the league this season.Huddersfield triumphed 2-1 in the clubs’ first meeting this season and United will hope anything close to what happened at the John Smith stadium in October does not surface again.United saw Marouane Fellaini limp off with injury against Spurs and the Belgian will join Daley Blind, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Eric Baily on the list of players unavailable on Saturday.The Terriers are expected to have Daniel Williams back after suffering from a dead leg last weekend but will have to do without Scott Malone, Elias Kachunga and Jon Stankovic for the games as they are all still out injured.United will host a fixture between the two side for the first time since 1972 when the Red Devils won 2-0 against Huddersfield in the old first divison.West Bromwich Albion vs SouthamptonThe Hawthorns Sat 06:00pmReferee: Michael Oliver.West Brom are expected to have five first team players returning from injury with Gregorz Krychowiak, Kierran Gibbs, Jonney Evans, Hal_Robson Kanu and Jack Livermoore all fit again. Nacer Chadli and James Morrison remain long term absentees for the Baggies.For Soutghampton, Only Charlie Austin is still out nursing a hamstring injury as fellow striker Manolo Gabbiadini has recovered from a hip injury and is in contention to play.After the midweek games, Southampton find them selves in the relegation zone and the 1-1 draw with Brighton means that the Saints have gone 12 games minus a league victory.Allan Perdew’s side are bottom of the league four points away from safety Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to City ended a run of four games without defeat in all competitions.This is a clear relegation three pointer and Southampton who have won only once in the league on their travels this season will go into the game low on confidence taking on a side that they have defeated only twice in over 30 years away at the Hawthorns.The Saints triumphed 1-0 in the first tie at the beginning of the season thanks to a Sofiane Boufal 85th minute winner and a cagey a fair like the one then will be expected again.Arsenal Vs EvertonEmirates Stadium08:30pmReferee: Neil Swarbrick.Arsenal’s midfielder Jack Wilshire is expected to be back in action this weekend after an Illness that has seen the Englishman miss the last two games but the Gunners are still with out Striker Danny Welbeck and long term absentee Santi Cazorla. Record Signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is expected to make his debut for the Gunners after completing his move from Bundesliga side Borussia DortmoundTheir opponents Everton who won their first game in eight in all competitions on Wednesday will have no returnees from injury as Leighton Baines, Morten Stekelenburg, Ramiro Funes Mori and James McCarthy are still a long way from returning.This fixture has always seen plenty of goals and the first meeting between the sides this season saw seven goals scored as Arsenal ran out 5-2 winners at Goodison.Theo Walcott who spend over a decade at Arsenal and scored both of Everton’s goals in the mid week’s 2-1 victory over Leicester will hopefully receive a warm reception for his loyalty over the period when he makes his initial return to the Emirates but will be eager to impress his former employers as he continues his push for a place in the England World cup squad.Everton have never defeated Arsenal under Arsene Wenger away from home and to find an away win for the Toffees, you will have to go back to the 20th of January 1996, eight moths before the Frenchman’s arrival.Arsenal has won all of its last six home games against Everton and will be confident they can return to winning ways after suffering a 3-1 loss to Swansea in their last league fixture and in the process falling eight points behind Chelsea in fourth.Commentslast_img read more

Latest: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1

first_imgGary Cahill hauled the visitors level at Anfield after Emre Can’s effort had deflected in off the Chelsea defender to give Liverpool an early lead.Can tried his luck from long range and the German’s shot looped into the net after striking Cahill’s shoulder, giving wrong-footed keeper Thibaut Courtois no chance.Can had gone close with another deflected shot in the opening minute, when the ball flashed just wide after hitting John Terry.Chelsea responded strongly to going behind and equalised with the help of goal-line technology – ironically in front of the Kop, where Luis Garcia’s infamous 2005 Champions League semi-final goal against them was allowed to stand after being adjudged to have crossed the line.Cesc Fabregas’ corner was flicked on by Diego Costa and after Simon Mignolet superbly saved Terry’s header, Cahill did enough to score despite the keeper’s best efforts on the line.Cahill was soon at the centre of the action again, blocking Raheem Sterling’s shot with his shoulder as the home fans appealed in vain for a penalty.Ramires was included the Chelsea side, while Liverpool recalled Steven Gerrard, Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli to their starting line-up.Back after recovering from a recent injury, Ramires returned along with Cesar Azpilicueta, who is available again after a suspension.Willian and Filipe Luis are on the Blues bench, as are Didier Drogba and the fit-again Loic Remy. Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Can, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli. Subs: Jones, Toure, Lucas, Allen, Lallana, Borini, Lambert. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Drew Remenda on the Sharks: For some, this is the final farewell

first_imgEven though I haven’t coached this century, except for coaching my boys to a bronze medal at 2014 Western Canadian U18 Ball Hockey Championships, I still have some coaching habits.I always like to watch a game a second time the next day. When Todd McLellan coached the Sharks, he allowed me to join him the next morning to watch the game with the coaches. I loved that; I didn’t love waking up at 5:30 to do it though. Even to this day as a broadcaster, I will re-watch the game I called the night …last_img

Draymond Green on the unknowns, the Warriors’ new underdog status and a new locker room environment

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — The territory Draymond Green finds himself in isn’t completely foreign, but it is a deviation from the norm.Golden State isn’t anything close to the juggernaut it was in seasons past. In a Western Conference that features a laundry list of legitimate contenders, the playoffs are no longer a guarantee.Green acknowledges that this upcoming season is filled with uncertainties. It’s that lack of a …last_img

Instagram Filters for FCPX, Premiere Pro and After Effects

first_imgShow your inner hipster with these ‘vintage’ Instagram filters for FCP, Premiere, and After Effects.Have you ever been scrolling through pictures of coffee foam on the Internet and thought “man I really wish I had a filter that could make my video footage look this cool”? Well you’re in luck because we’ve found some free downloadable Instagram filters for FCP, Motion, Premiere, and After Effects.The filters are perfect for all kinds of footage including:Feet at the beachCloudsFoodTall buildingsCoffee foamAirplane wingsSelfiesSunsetsAnything you want to make instant ‘hipster’Installing the FiltersThe filters were created by Brent Pierce at CineBlur and are completely free. To download go to the link in Brent’s article.For FCPX, Motion, and Premiere CC1. Download and install LUT Buddy from Red Giant Software. It’s free.2. Apply the effect “LUT Buddy” to your footage, click Options, then Import LUT, then choose which effect you would like.For After EffectsCopy the corresponding “Instagram” presets folder into your application presets folder.(Applications/Adobe After Effects/Presets)There are 2 different AE presets folders. One is for CS3-CS4, and the other is for CS5-CC.For DaVinci ResolvePlace the LUT files in library/application support/blackmagic design/davinci resolve/LUT/CineSpaceBrent was also so kind as to create a video tutorial on how to use the Instagram filters.These filters were first shared on Cineblur.com. Thanks for sharing Brent!Have any other hipster filters we need to know about? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgThe excitement of the NRL and AFL finals began on the weekend, and that same hype will carry on to Coffs Harbour this week where the 2006 National 18 Years and under Championships are set to begin. Welcome to the pre-National 18’s edition of 60 Seconds in Touch! The National 18’s tournament is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the best junior Touch players in Australia. It consists of teams from state school systems, NTL permit areas and state bodies.Tournament staff made their way to Coffs Harbour on Sunday, with the constant rain and wind of concern to all. Weather predictions say it will be clearing up towards the end of the week, just in time for the Touch action to start!The Opening Ceremony for the event will take place at 11am on Wednesday. All teams are required to attend, and team captains will be involved in a march past. The ceremony will involve a farewell for the Australian sides heading to South Africa for the 2007 World Cup.  Former Australian representative, Dean Russell will address the players and wish them well for the tournament. The Touch community will also be able to wish the players well, with several Boxing Kangaroo flags in the merchandise room for players and spectators to sign or record a message of good luck.South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL player and ex-Australian Touch representative, Joe Williams will be at this year’s tournament, he’ll be around the grounds helping out and checking out the junior talent.Those cheeky guys from the Fishbowl – the tournament control tower, are back again this year to entertain the crowd with their wit and humour. Adam Collins and Tony El Takchi will be announcing game times, warm up times, ‘match of the round’ and basically entertaining the crowd. Kane Weeks will be joining them on Saturday for finals day. Stay tuned to this website for their daily wrap up, ‘From the Fishbowl’.Thank you to the fantastic staff at the Coffs Harbour International Stadium for once again contributing to the success of the tournament. The fields are in immaculate condition as always, thanks to Russell and his ground crew. Thanks also to Frank and his staff will once again have a delicious range of food and drinks available for purchase.The crew from Sporting Images will be at the event this week shooting action shots and also team photos. Photographs will be available for purchase online at www.sportingimages.net following the tournament. Up to date information from the tournament, including results and feature stories will be updated as often as possible. The Sporting Pulse results website will show all game results, draws and touchdown scorers, so stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all the latest news.last_img read more

NRL & TFA Launch Free Participation Program to Get Inactive Teens Playing Non-Contact Footy Together

first_imgThe NRL and Touch Football Australia (TFA) are delivering free non-contact footy skills sessions to inactive kids in regional areas around Australia, thanks to a participation grant from the Australian Government’s lead sports agency, Sport Australia, as part of their Move It Aus ‘Find Your 30’ campaign.The partner organisations are delivering four skills sessions to both primary and high school kids, with a focus on those aged 13 to 18, and girls in particular. Once the participants have completed their four sessions, they’re provided the opportunity to take part in a gala day competing in games, to put their new skills into practice.NRL Chief Executive Todd Greenberg said the program would provide children with the opportunity to engage in their communities.“This program not only encourages healthy lifestyles, it provides a pathway for kids to transition into structured Rugby League and Touch Football competitions, which promote teamwork and a real sense of community,’’ he said.The programs are being delivered in regional areas of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.The NRL and TFA launched this program at Broome Touch Association on Thursday 24th October.TFA CEO Jamie O’Connor says that although the positive impacts of footy on individuals and communities all around the country are powerful no matter where you are in Australia, the impacts are even more significant in regional communities like Broome, Katherine, Mt Gambier and Griffith, which are just a few of the places where the program’s being run.“Passing or kicking a footy around helps you ‘Find Your 30’ minutes of physical activity a day, but in regional towns especially, footy can be the glue that draws the community, people of all ages, together in a healthy activity that brings benefits for physical and mental health,” he said.“The beauty about non-contact footy is that anyone can play – any age, gender, body shape and skill level – and everyone can play together, girls and boys, the young and old, family members, friends.”Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck said the Move It Aus Participation Grants program was about encouraging moreAustralians to get moving and make Australia the world’s most active and healthy nation.“The Morrison Government is pleased to support this partnership between the NRL and Touch Football Australia, which aims to encourage up to 4,000 Aussie kids to get involved in non-contact footy,” Minister Colbeck said.“We know some kids tend to drop out of sport and physical activity in their mid-teens so this is a fantastic initiative to reach children in regional Australia and give them fun opportunities to be involved in sport.”These programs are being delivered now up until June 2020. For details about where programs are currently running, or to register interest, go to playrugbyleague.com/play/move-it-aus/last_img read more

13 days agoBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick: The key to early season form

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick: The key to early season formby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick admits a lack of Europa League football has worked in their favour this season.The Clarets are seventh in the Premier League table after an impressive start to the campaign. “We’ve progressed but I think last year was a bit different,” the midfielder said.“I know it was frustrating for us as players and maybe the fans, staff and everyone.“At the start of the season, with the games we had, it was difficult, it was tiring.“I was talking to my friend at Wolves when we played them and I said, ‘How are you getting on with the European football?’ and he just said he’s constantly tired.“Without even knowing, the travelling does take it out of you and that’s what happened with us last year.“Even when we were out of that, we tried to pick the performances up, but it didn’t work.“Eventually we sat down, we all got on the same track and the performances started to pick up and we got some points on the board, which we did need at the back end of last year.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Stars Take Part In Comic Relief Danceathon

first_imgOn Sunday, a host of celebrities including Kimberley Walsh and Alex Jones danced the day away with hundreds of hot footed fundraisers.Claudia Winkleman hosted the star studded event at The SSE Arena, Wembley, as celebrities kept fundraisers in high spirits by taking to the stage to shimmy, shake and throw some shapes, all to raise money for Comic Relief.The sprightly celebrities entertained the crowd with their fancy footwork including tap dancing Hollywood star Adam Garcia and ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. Also stepping into the limelight were Countdown’s Rachel Riley, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and telly favourite Kirstie Allsopp. Radio DJs Gemma Cairney, Edith Bowman, Jo Whiley, Sara Cox and Vanessa Feltz also faced the music and danced.Dancing legend Arlene Phillips had the crowd in a spin with her famous moves, while comedian Rufus Hound got them giggling by getting his groove on. Other celebs on hand to give fundraisers a much needed boost included Broadchurch heart throb Jonathan Bailey, actress Chelsee Healey and tennis coach and Strictly star Judy Murray.Also quick-stepping it to the stage were Strictly Come Dancing professionals Aljaz Skorjanec, Ian Waite, Janette Manrara, Kristina Rihanoff, Natalie Lowe and Robin Windsor whose expertly timed twirls helped keep fundraisers in step throughout their six hour challenge.Fundraisers were motivated to keep moving to a whole host of toe tapping tunes with the dance style changing every 30 minutes. Those taking part were able to sample a range of dance genres from street dance, latin, hip hop, Bollywood, jive and disco to 80s anthems, 90s rave, pop, soul, ballroom and musical theatre.Host Claudia Winkleman kept the dancers on their toes throughout the challenge, and said: “This has been an absolutely epic day, the crowd put in a tremendous effort and I even busted out a few of my signature moves myself. I loved it and I hope we raised lots of cash for Comic Relief.”Those who couldn’t make it to Wembley were able to throw their own dance parties at home by following along with the live action on the BBC Red Button.The money raised by the Comic Relief Danceathon will be spent in the UK and across Africa, helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around.last_img read more

Hamilton Spectator rolling out new website paywall version next Tuesday

first_imgHAMILTON – The Hamilton Spectator newspaper says it’s rolling out a new version of the paywall system on its website on Tuesday.The daily publication says in a notice on its website that starting Nov. 7, non-subscribers will have access to five locked articles per month.After reaching the limit in a 30-day period, users must subscribe for full access to thespec.com.Customers who receive the newspaper at home will automatically get online access, while digital subscriptions alone will cost roughly $1 for the first month, and $9 per month afterwards.The Spectator is one of several publications owned by Torstar Corp. which also publishes the Toronto Star and Waterloo Record and holds a stake in The Canadian Press.The company reported a $6.6 million loss in its third quarter amid continued declines in print advertising revenue.last_img read more