Monday, 31 October 2016

Pep Guardiola says Man City's Champions League win over Barcelona is key

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his side's 3-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona is a landmark win for the club, but admits they did not do it playing the way he favours.
City had not beaten Barca in five previous attempts in Europe and Guardiola said after the Group C game on Tuesday: "It is a good step to say that once in our lives we played against the best team in the world and we beat them.
"We competed with Barcelona, but for now we did it in a different way. We played more long balls because we are still not ready to keep the ball and play like they do.
"They have been playing that way for 25 years. For us, it is three or four months that we have been trying to play in a different style."
City staged a thrilling comeback after Lionel Messi's 90th Champions League goal put the visitors 1-0 up in the first 20 minutes.
The win, courtesy of two goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne's free-kick, leaves City second in the group behind Barca, needing one more win from their two remaining games to progress to the last 16.
Guardiola, who won the Champions League twice as Barca manager, had seen his side lose 4-0 at the Nou Camp last month in the reverse fixture after goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off.
But the 45-year-old Spaniard said that when it was "11 v 11" in the first game, his side performed much better than for the 38 minutes on Tuesday night.
"They were 1-0 up and we were really in trouble. They had a chance to score their second and if they had, then the game was done - finished," said Guardiola.
"Our equaliser changed absolutely everything for our mood. We also realised our build-up was too complicated, because they were playing a high-pressing game against us.
"We did not feel comfortable and we changed the way we played. We tried to play a little bit more direct."

Monday, 10 October 2016

Most people confuse the term innovative journalism with
doing anything outside the box with help of some new
technology . But understanding and creating the simplest
of things is the hardest thing to do. The irony of it.
This is where most of the media organisation go wrong.
They want to create complex product using a simplistic
Innovative journalism is not just a mere merge of technology and journalism. If that was the case it would be called technological journalism. Innovative journalism means successfully executing the task of disseminating information with help of new technology and delivering it in such a manner that the experience is as seamless as it can get. The use of technology can be high but that should not reflect in the product . The audience/reader should not feel like that they are dealing with something complex.
So finding that sweet spot is a difficult task and is something which still remains unresolved.
The future of innovative journalism is bright . What we have seen till now is just the first chapter.
So where do I see journalism 10 years from now?
I think journalism will still remain the same as it has always. But the experience will change. With technological advancement like hi-speed internet , cloud computing and possible artificial intelligence we can expect some great things in near future.
The coalition of media industry and IT industry can just be the best thing that ever happened to media industry .

We all know people read news not  for the information or they really care about some event  until or unless it affects them. Most of them just get pleasure from reading the news. It is a human nature that we enjoy disaster news more than progress news. So to get more of that pleasure we demanded pictures with news. Then we had videos. Now next step maybe to take the people in the real situation that happened with virtual reality. With help of various cameras and satellites we can almost record everything happening on earth. So if something happened then that thing can be saved on cloud storage and rest can be deleted after sometime. Now for example there was a bomb attack in London in a shop on oxford street. People would want to see what happened , how it happened and what’s happening there now? So they just have to wear virtual glasses and they can go and relive the moment without getting hurt . This same technology can be used to attend concert , attending speeches or sports event etc. Basically it can take you anywhere in the world with the capability of experiencing the past current and future.    

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool job is the biggest challenge in football

New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has described the Anfield job as "the biggest challenge" in world football.
The 48-year-old German was appointed as Brendan Rodgers' successor on Thursday, signing a three-year deal worth £15m.
He takes over a side who are 10th in the Premier League with 12 points from eight games.
"I was never a guy for an easy way," Klopp told LFCTV. "This is the biggest challenge in football. It is the most interesting job in world football."
Klopp, who will be joined at Anfield by his former Borussia Dortmund assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, continued: "I read in the papers it is a disaster, but we are only six points to the top position in the table.
"It is interesting that nobody is satisfied or patient. We have to think about what to change. That is my job.
"I know what I want. First I need to talk to the players to find a common way. We will find that and who wants to do what I propose.
"Whoever wants to do what I want can be a good friend of mine. And it is not so bad a thing to be a friend of mine."

'Problems to solve'

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool's rock star coach
Rodgers led Liverpool to a second-place finish in 2014, but they managed only sixth last season.
Klopp, who won the Bundesliga twice and reached the 2013 Champions League final during his seven years at Dortmund, said: "I am here because I believe in the potential of the team.
"In this moment we are not the best team in the world, but who cares? We want to be the best team in the world in the future.
"There are problems, you need to solve them. We have good defenders, strikers and midfielders. The first game is at Tottenham [in the Premier League on 17 October]. We need to make a team for this game.
"You have to change from doubter to believer. We have to change our performance because nobody is satisfied at the moment."

Klopp facts

Born: 16 June 1967, Stuttgart
Playing career: Mainz (1989-2001)
Managerial career: Mainz (2001-08), Borussia Dortmund (2008-15), Liverpool (2015- )
Honours: (all with Dortmund) Bundesliga 2010-11, 2011-12, German Cup 2011-12, German Supercup 2008, 2013, 2014
Individual honours: German manager of the year 2011, 2012

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sergio Aguero 'out for a month' with hamstring injury

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set for a month out with a hamstring injury suffered on international duty.
The 27-year-old, who scored five goals in City's win against Newcastle last weekend, lasted just 22 minutes of Argentina's defeat to Ecuador.
"I think I'll be a month without playing," Aguero told TyC Sports in Buenos Aires.
City's problems increased  as David Silva came off in Spain's 4-0 win over Luxembourg with a sprained ankle.
David Silva
The 29-year-old midfielder hobbled off early in the first half as a result of a challenge by midfielder Lars Gerson. Spain manager Vicente del Bosque said he had no timeline on a return for Silva.
Aguero could miss four Premier League games - including the first Manchester derby of the season on 25 October - and two Champions League fixtures against Sevilla.
His absence leaves City with just Wilfried Bony as a recognised central striker, with youngster Kelechi Iheanacho in reserve.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sam Allardyce: New Sunderland boss had doubts about job

New Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says he had reservations about taking the job on but the lure of the challenge convinced him to accept.
The 60-year-old succeeded Dick Advocaat on Friday, taking charge of a club lying 19th in the Premier League, five points from safety.
"It is in my blood. The challenge is something I need. It is almost an addiction," said Allardyce.
"Waking up and coming in here, it's not work really."
Allardyce is the 13th man to take charge of Sunderland on a permanent or caretaker basis in the last 13 years and is under no illusions over the size of the task.

Sam Allardyce's Premier League record

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"It is a big challenge," he said. "Even at this early stage of the season it is clear we are in trouble.
"The fact that we have 30 games will be as important as anything else because it may take the vast majority of them to get safe. It can take such a long time to catch up.
"My job is hopefully not to get into that panic and fear zone where there are a few games left and if you don't win, you get relegated. I have some time now to try and sort that out as quickly as I can."
When asked if there were any reservations about taking on the job given the turnover of managers in recent years, Allardyce said: "Yes, I think there was."
But he stressed a "key element" of taking the job on was a belief he could work with owner Ellis Short to make the club successful.
"I'm not saying we're going to be friends, I'm not saying we're not going to disagree. But what I am saying is we're going to try and make the right decisions for the benefit of the club," he added.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Djibril Cisse: Ex-Liverpool striker questioned over sex tape plot

Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse has been released by police following his arrest over a sex tape extortion plot.
Cisse was one of four people held by police over an alleged attempt to blackmail an international footballer.
The ex-Sunderland and QPR forward, 34, was questioned because he knew the others involved, police said.
French prosecutors said Cisse was not thought to be an instigator of the conspiracy.
An official said the attempted extortion - an offence which carries a minimum five-year sentence - involved video footage of sex that had been recorded on a mobile phone.
The alleged victim has not been identified by the authorities "out of respect for their private life", reported Associated Press news agency.
Cisse joined Liverpool from Auxerre for a then club-record fee of £14m in 2004. He scored 24 goals in 79 appearances for the Merseyside club - winning the Champions League and the FA Cup - before leaving in 2007.
He then returned to the Premier League with Sunderland in 2008, netting 11 goals during a season-long loan, before signing for QPR in January 2012, for whom he scored 10 goals in an 18-month spell.
Cisse, who was released by Ligue 1 side Bastia in the summer, also scored nine times for France in 41 appearances.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Arsenal v Man Utd: Is Theo Walcott maturing into a striker?

Premier League: Arsenal v Manchester United

On the day Anthony Martial's status exploded as the teenager became a luxury-priced prospect for Manchester United, and Arsenal's vain summer search for an elite striker ended in disappointment, it was easy to reach the conclusion that the pool of established, talented forwards at the north London club was worryingly dry.
Both clubs had an easy £50m or so to spend on central strikers, and the best they could apparently come up with between them was a kid with a handful of goals to his name so far.
While Martial has been a revelation for United, a turbo-charged and cool-headed game-changer in terms of his impact on the team so far, Arsene Wenger was left examining internal solutions.
For Arsenal, who spent most of the transfer window like a teenager agonisingly watching the telephone to see if Karim Benzema's number would flash up, this was particularly frustrating.
Ever since the most prolific striker in their history, Thierry Henry, opined last April that Arsenal couldn't win the Premier League title without an upgrade in that department, the pressure to improve cranked up. "I'm afraid they need a top, top quality striker to win this league again," he said.

A tale of two strikers

Olivier GiroudTheo Walcott
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It was pretty clear, as far as Henry was concerned, that his compatriot Olivier Giroud was not in that "top, top quality" bracket.
It is telling that Theo Walcott was not really a major part of that conversation. At the time he was kicking his heels, mostly on the bench, trying to maintain the right mixture of patience and determination to take a chance when it came having spent a year recovering from a cruciate ligament injury.
More or less all of 2014 was spent rehabilitating, and changing his perspective as he became a father. Arsenal's first choice centre-forward? It was his ambition but it felt like a long shot.
Right now, ahead of a compelling challenge between Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend at the Emirates, the position feels like Walcott's for the taking. He has had to wait a long time to press his case. As he says: "I'll play anywhere, but the manager started playing me up front slowly."
Olivier Giroud
Opportunities are now knocking. Wenger's inability to sign anyone in the last transfer window pushed Walcott up the pecking order, which appears to have been advanced even more by Giroud having a difficult time of it lately.
The Frenchman was jeered when he missed some chances for the national team, and sent off in Arsenal's defeat by Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, and Walcott looks to have eased in front. Giroud was the starter for the first two games of the Premier League campaign. But since then Walcott has started five of the last six Premier League and Champions League fixtures.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright recently called for Walcott to be given "a genuine run of games up there… let him prove he can do it".
He has responded by chipping in with regular goals and assists. His chance conversion still needs to improve, but 12 from 13 Premier League starts is not to be sniffed at. Once he got that unexpected berth to lead the line at the FA Cup final, in which he opened the scoring against Aston Villa, this was always going to be a key season.
His confident body language suggests he feels he belongs up front now and welcomes the responsibility. He also possesses a coolness of character which means he doesn't look affected if he misses a chance, and just concentrates on waiting for the next one.
Can he be the answer? It is still too early to say, but one thing that is clearly different about this campaign is Wenger's attitude towards a player he has worked on for almost a decade. For the first time the manager regards Walcott purely as a central striker.
Every minute of this season he has played so far has been in that role, not at all on the right flank he occupied for a long time, where he could sometimes get lost.