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Fans on Twitter react to news QPR still want Hoilett

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter gave a mixed response to news that Rangers are still hoping Junior Hoilett will return to the club.The winger is a free agent, having so far failed to secure the top-flight move he has been looking for since rejecting a new contract at Loftus Road.Director of football Les Ferdinand said this week that the door is still open for Hoilett and that Rangers would like him to return.And some supporters would also be happy to welcome him back, although some feel it should only be on significantly reduced wages.This makes me happy https://t.co/xZHXtY7zR9— J. (@HoiIett) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport Yep – why not. He would add to the squad. That’s what we are looking for. Anyone to improve what we have.— Rajeev Datta (@rajeevdatta) September 7, 2016I know I’m on my own but I’d take him back in a heart beat. Can be very good at this level https://t.co/Qe9hkIJweR— Mr QPR (@QPRforum) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport all day long for me— Paul Gibbons (@superhoops10) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport yep no brainer …. Championship experienced player exactly what we need …— Scott Perkins (@ScottyPerko1) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport Yes. QPR not blessed with width considering JFH’s preferred formation. Would need to be reasonable wages.— Clayton Ravine (@samuelclayton) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport yeah at £20l a week tops— Tony Risbridger (@0Risbridger) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport I like him and would love him to stay!— Donna Wood (@DonnaWood10) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport yes on reduced wages— J.E.D (@Ramsgatehoop) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport definitely, although would have to come in on reduced wages— Sam Prior (@samprior1882) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport I’d take him back. JFH seemed to be getting the best out of him, be shame to waste 4 years work— R__ _r__ks (@RobBrooks2) September 7, 2016However, other Rangers fans made it clear they would not be favour of Hoilett returning.No way… He can do one!! https://t.co/vVywNKYMDX— Garry Ramsden (@garry315) September 7, 2016Personally I still wouldn’t take him back with his attitude – not the sort of mentality we’re looking for as a club. https://t.co/uW3UAwCyyx— Shonagh (@Shonagh_25) September 7, [email protected] Hmm. Only players who want to be here please. Rather watch 100% passion and slightly less ability then vice versa.— Tommy Saline (@tommysaline) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport Top player on his day but I’m happy to move on and leave the past exactly where it belongs.— George (@autogeorge) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport If he’s not already committed and needs persuading doesn’t bode well for his attitude going forward!— neil flynn (@neilflynn61) September 7, 2016“I cant believe he doesn’t want to get back in so we’ll keep knocking on the door.” Sounds like a reason to close it https://t.co/TWFD45IBzF— Richard Norris (@richardnorris75) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport why would anyone want a player who was holding out for another club? That failed, now were his 2nd option— modern man (@SamQpr__) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport last of the mercenaries #aurevoir— Neil Gee (@_neilgee) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport seriously, we have brought two wingers, we have two young wingers plus Gladwin and El Khayati, why?— balhampa (@balhampa) September 7, [email protected] no thanks— Zak Green (@Zakiemakie) September 7, [email protected] Too expensive, too erratic, too little, too late, toodleoo!— breadesign (@breadesign) September 7, [email protected] @WestLondonSport It would show the people who run the club have learnt nothing— Kevin McSweeney (@McShabby) September 7, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Motorola’s Opportunity: Droid Razr M vs. iPhone 5

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Android#Google#mobile dan rowinski Apple is expected to announce the newest iteration of the iPhone on Wednesday. It will likely – and finally – have a bigger screen along with 4G LTE, better central and graphics processors, and Apple’s vaunted Retina display. The problem for Apple? Manufacturers like Motorola are beating it to the punch.Last week, Google-owned Motorola unveiled three new smartphones for the holiday season. Two, the Droid Razr HD and the Razr Maxx HD, target the very top of the market. Do not expect these units to set the mobile market on storm.Motorola’s third device, the Droid Razr M, is a different story. The M is designed to hit the top of the mid-level smartphone market. It may not match the hardware specs as top-of-the-market devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III or (presumably) the new iPhone, but it still packs a good wallop. The M has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2000mAh battery (better than the 1800mAh of the well-reviewed HTC One X), 4G LTE on Verizon, and a 4.3-inch (540×960) Super Amoled Advanced screen. Priced at $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the M is primed to sell.The specs only tell part of the story, though, and this is where it gets interesting vis à vis the competition, especially the iPhone update. The Droid M is not a big smartphone despite the 4.3-inch screen size. Motorola took the 4.3-inch screen from the Droid Razr and fit a compact phone around it; the screen stretches nearly edge-to-edge with a marginal bezel. While the large, flat Droid Razr may seem a little awkward, the M delivers a large-screen experience in a compact device. It provides a long, but not wide, screen on a device that fits nicely in the palm of your hand.  The new iteration of Apple’s flagship device is said to have a longer, but not wider, screen, coming in at 4-inches. That would be an increase from the previous five versions of the iPhone, which had 3.5-inch screens and set the early standard for touchscreen smartphones. The Droid M also enjoys most of the latest developments of the Android operating system. The M is being released with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (with an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean by the end of the year) and, for the most part, avoids the extra “skin” that manufacturers like HTC and Samsung add to differentiate their devices. Say what you want about Android versus Apple’s iOS, but the two latest versions of Google’s mobile operating system made Android more responsive, easier to use, and feature-rich. They closed the gap between Android and iOS. The Droid M reveals a bit of Android’s future as well. “Smart actions” automate many tasks that were once governed by third-party apps. For instance, the M knows when you are sleeping and adjusts your notification sounds, turns on a battery-saver mode when power is low, and changes ringtone volume and screen saver depending on whether you’re at home or work. Smart actions is a clever bit of software and one of the first touches of Google’s software engineering on a Motorola device. The bottom line is this: Motorola just came out with a mid-level device that, from a feature-by-feature comparison, ably competes with both the iPhone 4S and the next-gen iPhone at a price that will attract many smartphone buyers. One smartphone aficionado asked after seeing the Droid M, “Did Motorola just release the iPhone 5 before Apple did?” Maybe close enough. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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MLB Teams Should Go For Talent Not Balance At The Trade Deadline

One school of thinking about the MLB trade deadline, which passes at 4 p.m. Eastern time, is that teams should address their weaknesses and become more balanced in preparation for the stretch run. The notion, which we’ve taken as a given around these parts in the past, is that sacrificing in some area of strength (whether on offense, pitching or defense) to plug a weakness makes a team less vulnerable in the postseason. But is that true? Certainly teams should patch up their weaknesses if it doesn’t mean taking away from their strengths, but all else being equal, balance for its own sake may not necessarily help improve a team’s chances.It’s easy to look at a team’s offense/defense balance — defined as how closely matched a team’s run-scoring and run-prevention capabilities are. We can quantify the clubs most in need of it at the deadline this season by indexing each team’s (park-adjusted) runs scored and allowed per game against the league average. In the chart below, the teams in the bottom right-hand corner are the most balanced — they’re good at both scoring and preventing runs1In this case, a lower defensive index is better because it means a team allowed fewer runs. — but those in the adjacent quadrants have a weakness in one of the two categories. (Those in the top left are just bad at everything.) But to examine the broader question of whether balance helps a team, we need to see if our measure of balance — specifically, the absolute difference between a team’s index and the league average of 100 on both offense and defense — tracks meaningfully with a team’s future success after controlling for its overall talent level.To that end, I computed the same offensive and defensive indices as above for each team on July 31 of every season since 1986, when the trade deadline was permanently moved to that date (except this year, when the commish moved it to Aug. 1 because July 31 fell on a Sunday). As a first pass, I checked whether a change in a team’s balance correlated with improved play over the remainder of the regular season — and the relationship was practically non-existent.2In statistical parlance, the r between the change in a team’s balance from before the trade deadline to after and its change in winning percentage was 0.018. I then did the same thing but for eventual playoff teams only … and got the same result.3This time, the correlation was -0.009. Finally, I looked at whether a playoff-bound team’s balance had any real bearing on its World Series odds after controlling for its talent, and again, a team’s balance had no significant effect. (If anything, less balanced playoff teams have tended to win the World Series more often since 1986, though that finding is likely just noise.)In other words, balance isn’t something for a team to seek at the deadline — talent is. Teams should be wary about dealing from a strength to improve a weakness if it doesn’t leave them in a better overall place than where they started. Even under the bright lights, a run saved is still worth the same as a run scored, balance be damned.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

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Ranieri tips Seri to shine at Fulham

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri has described midfielder Jean Michael Seri as a “very important” player for the club and has vowed to help build his confidence.Jean Michael Seri signed for Fulham from Nice for a club record of around £25million in July 2018.The Ivorian was impressive in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Leicester on Wednesday but failed to make much of an impact as they lost 4-1 to United on Saturday.Ranieri believes that once his confidence is back, he can help Fulham stay in the Premier League this season.“It’s important he continues to play because I believe he can improve more,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“In Nice he played so well two years ago, he was fantastic. In the newspapers it was that Barcelona wanted him.“Maybe he stayed there in Nice and his confidence went down a little – maybe he wanted to go, but he stayed in Nice, and the second year was so-so.The team of OGC Nice line up during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Vitesse and OGC Nice at on December 7, 2017 in Arnhem, Netherlands.Report: Nice has been sold to billionaire Ratcliffe George Patchias – August 27, 2019 French Ligue 1 club Nice has been sold to British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos chemical company.According to the BBC.co.uk, one of…“For this reason, Fulham had the chance to buy him, and for me, he’s a very, very important central midfielder.“He’s a key player because a lot of the play goes through him, and the other midfielders.“This is very, very important, because he always shows for the ball, plays with the ball, and is important for his team-mates.“I give him a lot of confidence, and him to his team-mates. It’s very important to have the confidence of the manager.“He is very, very important. If you [climb] off the bottom, confidence gets higher and we can do something more.”last_img read more

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For Shearer Tottenham can still win the league

first_imgThe former Premier League footballer believes the Spurs are still in the race to lift the English trophy at the end of the season.Tottenham Hotspur is located in the third position of the English Premier League standings with 12 games remaining in the title race.The Spurs have 60 points, five less than leaders Manchester City and second-place Liverpool.Tottenham has won 20 of their 26 matches, drawing zero times and losing six.And for former English Premier League footballer Alan Shearer, they are still in the competition.“It is a little disrespectful that not many people are talking about Tottenham as potential Premier League winners because they are in the title race – and they have shown they are not going away,” he told the BBC.“It was typical really that, on a day where Manchester City were sensational and made the headlines with the way they demolished Chelsea to go back above Liverpool at the top of the table, Spurs ground out another unspectacular victory.”“Mauricio Pochettino’s side have done something similar in each of their past four league games, but it is actually very impressive that they keep getting results when none of those performances have been particularly great,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I thought Leicester were the better team at Wembley on Sunday and the Foxes created chance after chance by getting behind Tottenham’s full-backs, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose, who stayed so high up the pitch.”“If that happens again in Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund, Spurs are going to be in trouble because I think they will get punished,” he explained.“But, on this occasion, they not only survived, they found a way to win.”“It was obviously not the same sort of statement of intent that City made a couple of hours later, but to score three goals and take the three points without playing well at all is still a very good sign of the sort of shape that Spurs are in,” Shearer said.“Yes, in an ideal world Tottenham would be doing what City did on Sunday, and tearing teams apart, but they are at a stage of their season when their squad is stretched and getting results is the only thing that matters.”3⃣ goals in 3⃣ matches for Sonny! 🔥#COYS pic.twitter.com/XdJVdFvIca— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 11, 2019last_img read more

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No 4 Louisville Hosts Boston College on Sunday

first_imgLouisville trailed 28-25 at halftime at Virginia and it marked the first time they have trailed at halftime all season. Their 25 points marked the fewest points in the first half this year. Tickets Story Links Listen Evans led the team in scoring and assists (6) at Virginia, which marked the second time this year she has led the team in points and assists. She also led the team in points (21) and assists (6) vs. Northern Kentucky. She has led the team in points three times and assists 13 times. She is 37-84 (.440) from deep, which ranks fourth in the league. She is 23-46 (.500) from beyond the arc in the last seven games, after shooting 14-38 (.368) in first 19 games. She has 104 assists and 51 turnovers and ranks 4th in ACC with 2.0 assist-to-TO ratio. Live Stats After starting the first two games, she has come off the bench in 22 of the last 24 games. She is second on the team with 10.6 points and is averaging a team-high 4.0 assists, which ranks ninth in the ACC. In 13 ACC games, she is averaging 10.2 points, while shooting 28-56 (.500) from deep. Watch center_img Five players scored in double figures at Virginia (Evans 13, Durr 12, Fuehring 11, Dunham 10, Shook 10), which marked the fourth time this season at least five players have scored in double figures. The Cardinals then used a 23-9 third quarter to gain control of the game after trailing at half. Overall, they used a 16-0 run to turn a 28-21 deficit into a 37-28 lead before cruising to a 71-49 win. They rank fifth in the ACC with 75.3 points per game, but they are giving up 72.3 points per game, which ranks last in the league, and 315th nationally. In league play, they are giving up 84.6 points per game, which ranks last and is 10 points worse than 14th ranked Pitt. They also rank last in the ACC, and 325th nationally, in field goal percentage defense (.441). In ACC play, they are the only team in the league allowing opponents to shoot better than 50 percent at .501. Their 3-point defense is .371 overall and .405 in league play, both of which rank last. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 4 Louisville women’s basketball (24-2, 11-2) hosts Boston College on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. Game Notes After holding Virginia to 49 points, the Cardinals have held opponents below 50 points in seven of the last 11 games.ABOUT THE EAGLESBoston College enters Sunday’s game with a 14-13 overall record and they are 3-11 in the ACC. They opened ACC play with two wins in their first four games, but have lost nine of 10 and six straight. Two of their ACC wins have come on the road at Wake Forest (W, 65-64) and at Pitt (W, 59-55). Junior Emma Guy leads the team with 14.0 points and 6.7 rebounds, and ranks fifth in the league with a .596 field goal percentage. Freshman Makayla Dickens ranks second on the team with 12.5 points. She leads the team and ranks 13th with 3.8 assists, ranks ninth with 2.3 3-pointers made per game, and ranks 15th with a .381 3-point field goal percentage.Series History – UofL is 5-1 all-time against Boston College. They are 4-0 since joining the ACC and 2-0 at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cards’ lone loss to the Eagles came on Dec. 28, 1985 (L, 74-68) in the NC State Christmas Tourney in Raleigh, N.C. Last season, Louisville won 87-52 in Boston as six different players scored in double figures for the Cards. In the last matchup at the KFC Yum! Center, UofL won 68-43 on Feb. 12, 2017. In the four games since UofL joined ACC, they have a +21.8 scoring margin against BC.Date: Sunday, Feb. 24Time: 2 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNE, Don Russell, play-by-play; Sara White, analyst; Cortnee Walton, sidelineLast Meeting: W, 87-52 (Feb. 15, 2018 at BC)Series History: 5-1 (2-0 Home, 2-0 Away, 1-1 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 4th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more