Raheem Sterling is worth EVERY penny of the £49m Manchester City paid for him

first_imgRaheem Sterling is enjoying himself again, which is a terrifying prospect for the rest of the Premier League.After an arduous transfer wrangle that threatened to get seriously messy by the time it reached its conclusion in mid-July, the 20-year-old appears to have found his feet again.The £49m fee Manchester City parted with for his services is eye-watering no doubt, but the opening few weeks of the new Premier League season have highlighted just why Sterling was valued so astronomically.Liverpool fans fell guilty of casting the England international as the pantomime villain, particularly after he issued a statement to confirm he wasn’t the money grabbing youngster being depicted.But, while a plethora of ex-professionals slammed Sterling’s decision to pursue an Anfield exit, the more revisionist Reds supporter will understand the loss their side has suffered.Jack Lusby, per This Is Anfield and Bleacher Report, said back in July: “Liverpool have lost a supremely talented, high-potential young player, but now they must move on without him.“In 2013/14, he joined Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in spearheading the Reds’ unexpected title charge, particularly shining during the forward pair’s drop in form in March; in 2014/15 he excelled as [Brendan] Rodgers’ Jack-of-all-trades, in wide-attacking roles, reserved-defensive roles and in a stint as a centre-forward over the turn of the year.”The SASAS triumvirate that took Liverpool so close to the title two years ago was frightening but that verve and vigour evaporated quickly in a hugely underwhelming campaign last term.Sterling’s arrival at City has created a new attacking trio for Premier League neutrals to sink their teeth into. With David Silva and Sergio Aguero terrorising opposition defences, Sterling now has team-mates to rival the unprecedented levels set by Suarez and Sturridge. Add Kevin De Bruyne to that frontline and it’s an ominous prospect. 2 2 Raheem Sterling City’s valuation of Sterling is unfathomable but, at 20, it’s an investment. The £49m works out at roughly £5m every season for the next ten years – a decade in which the forward will hope to fulfil the world class potential he currently possesses. With City set to compete on a number of fronts over the coming years, Sterling will play an integral part in their bid to harbour silverware.In summer 2012, Manchester United paid Arsenal £22m for a then 29-year-old Robin van Persie. The Dutchman was at the peak of his powers at the time and was the catalyst as United romped to the title in the subsequent season.Van Persie’s injury record hampered the rest of his United career, but the inflated transfer fee the Red Devils paid for a player with no resale value was completely justified by the magnitude of his instant impact.Sterling, similarly, has already shown signs of what he can bring to a rejuvenated City side. Extreme pace is a rare commodity but ultimately it can be the most frightening character trait of an opposition player. Sterling creates fear amongst his opponents and, as we saw during Liverpool’s title tilt, he demands more attention. Silva and Aguero are already benefiting from his arrival simply because they have more space to operate within.Aguero, the league’s best striker, and Silva, the top flight’s leading creator, will only get better with Sterling’s presence. Defences will find it near impossible to simultaneously suppress all three, which should mean one thing – goals. The England man might not grab all the headlines, but just his presence has already allowed others to.City’s new blueprint, with Sterling’s introduction a crucial component, means they will probably win the title this season, injuries dependent. They have the best-assembled squad and the 20-year-old, a European Golden Boy award winner in 2014, is emblematic of their new refreshing identity.In a summer of exorbitant transfer fees the Manchester clubs raised more than a few eyebrows. In five to ten years time, however, it is City who will be reaping the rewards from their outlays. £49m is a drop in the ocean for the City owners and given the current transfer market and the way Sterling has already transformed the Premier League leaders’ dynamic, he might just be worth every penny.last_img read more

Women robbed by armed men in Provo

first_img Related Items:#2womenmuggedwithintwodays, #2womenrobbedinProvo, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 24, 2017 – Providenciales – Two unsuspecting women were mugged within two days of each other here in Providenciales, and while there is no evidence that the crimes are linked, it does signal a continuing and concerning trend that armed robberies are still too rampant.Residents express grave concern at the report of a woman being robbed in a busy parking lot at Alice and Alice Plaza on Thursday evening where gunman held the woman up and took cash.  On Saturday, we received a report of a  woman who was robbed on her door step on Millennium Highway as she prepared to entered her home.  A man, with a shirt covering his face threw the woman to the ground, held the gun to her face, grabbed her handbag and made off.   Both women are described as shaken, but are thankfully unhurt physically.#MagneticMediaNews#2womenrobbedinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #2womenmuggedwithintwodayslast_img read more

Valverde hails unbelievable Messi after 400th La Liga goal

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s incredible statistics speak for themselves after he scored his 400th La Liga goalIn just 435 league games, Messi registered his 400th goal as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over SD Eibar on Sunday with Luis Suarez netting the other two goals.“I think the figures speak for themselves,” Valverde told the club website.“We don’t know if anyone will ever get close to those statistics but he is unbelievable.”The victory at Camp Nou enabled Barcelona to maintain their lead in La Liga to five points from second-place Atletico Madrid after 19 games.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have finished the first half of the season,” continued Valverde.“We wanted to maintain the advantage we had over the teams that are chasing us and we have done that.“The game was a tough one, like all the games against Eibar. They always put you under pressure high up the field.“At the end of the day we were able to get around that and we are happy because we have reached the halfway point of the league season top of the table, after having some tricky moments so far.”The Catalan giants will next face Levante in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie on Thursday, where they hope to overturn their 2-1 deficit at home.last_img read more

Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Gorilla Glass is currently estimated to be in use by over a billion and a half devices the world over, and has become a household name. Its strength and resistance to scratching in addition to its very low weight has made it an ideal candidate for touch-screen devices. Corning makes the glass using a propriety chemical process that causes more than the normal number of ions to be introduced into the glass, adding to its strength and reducing the likelihood of cracking. Also, like the glass currently used in automobiles, it’s more likely to crack than shatter when subjected to extreme stress or impact.Evenson told those in attendance at the Summit that using Gorilla Glass in a car would cut down on the weight of the vehicle. Also, engineers could distribute the weight reduction in a way that would slightly alter the car’s center of gravity. Together, he explained, that would help cars with the new window glass gain a few extra miles out of each gallon of fuel. He also noted that because of the unique nature of Gorilla Glass, cars that used it as a replacement for current glass would be much quieter inside the cabin.Evenson also suggested that he expects at least one high-end car maker to begin using Gorilla Glass in at least some of its vehicles as early as next year, though he wouldn’t say which it was. He also briefly spoke about progress being made on a project he called microbiological glass, which he said, would kill bacteria on contact. He followed that by discussing another new product the company is working on called Willow Glass—a bendable type of glass that he said is currently about as thick as a dollar bill. He said its introduction will likely lead to the creation of hundreds of new devices. (Phys.org) —Corning Senior Vice President, Jeffrey Evenson told audience members at this year’s MIT Technology Review’s Mobile Summit, that its Gorilla Glass will very soon be used in automobiles. Currently, Gorilla Glass is used as part of a touch-screen for hand-held devices—from phones to tablet computers. Using the glass in automobiles Evenson said, would allow for better gas mileage and noise suppression. ‘Gorilla Glass’ maker looks beyond smartphones Citation: Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles (2013, June 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-corning-vp-gorilla-glass-automobiles.htmlcenter_img © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: via MIT Tech Reviewlast_img read more