Four ways Leicester could line up under Brendan Rodgers

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Leicester City’s appointment of Brendan Rodgers as Claude Puel’s replacement is likely to be met with a mixed reception across the UK.Celtic begrudgingly allowed their manager to speak to the Foxes about the vacancy at the King Power Stadium, despite the Hoops chasing another domestic treble. 5 whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Brendan Rodgers is in line t take over at Leicester City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest tense M&M MADNESS: Maddison and Maguire roam freeA slight variation on the formation above, but by playing Tielemans alongside Wilfred Ndidi, it would allow James Maddison that extra bit of space the playmaker needs.It has been a difficult campaign for everyone involved with Leicester City, but the summer acquisition from Norwich City has been a real plus.The 22-year-old’s link up play with Vardy has been impressive and, with the wing-backs pushed further up the pitch because of the midfield cover, the England international could pull the strings.Again, Maguire would benefit from this system as the extra man in midfield would allow the former Sheffield United man to rampage up the pitch in his indomitable style. gameday cracker MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ TOTAL FOOTBALL: Winging ItBefore opting to go for a 4-1-2-1-2 at Liverpool, Rodgers tried to use a 4-3-3 formation which had been so successful for him at Swansea City in their promotion to the Premier League in 2011.The emphasis in that side was for the likes of Stephen Dobbie and Danny Graham up front to run in behind defences to allow Nathan Dyer and Scott Sinclair to cut inside and cause havoc from the wings.With Joe Allen and Darren Pratley providing the perfect balance of creativity and grit in the midfield, the Swans secured an 11th-placed finish in their debut top-flight campaign.Demarai Gray and Rachid Ghezzal have shown glimpses of their potential this season, so expect to see Rodgers (a strong advocate of using youngsters in his team’s) entrust the wingers to exploit the spaces created y the rapid Jamie Vardy. revealed 5 THE ‘DOUBLE TREBLE’ TACTIC: Wing-backs galoreIt’s fair to say Rodgers revitalised Celtic when he arrived in 2016, securing an impressive hat-trick of trophies in his first season.Incredible, the 46-year-old managed to repeat the feat again last season, but it was his tactical nous and ingenuity which impressed critics.In the Old Firm victory at the start of this season, the Bhoys manipulated their 4-4-1-1 formation to confound Rangers by having at least four players in between the lines of their defensive structure in central areas.With Harry Maguire at the back on his preferred left-hand side, Rodgers already has the outlet he needs to play out from the back via diagonal lines to get in behind the lines. REPLY LIVERPOOL 13/14: Poetry in MotionBefore Gerrard’s slip, before ‘Crystanbul’ and before Suarez’s £75million switch to Spain, Brendan Rodgers brought Liverpool agonisingly close to their first ever Premier League title.After a difficult first season in charge at Anfield, Rodgers brought in Daniel Sturridge to play alongside the Uruguay international and Steven Gerrard subsequently dropped into a deep-lying midfield role.The result was phenomenal as the Reds almost romped to the title, with the high-pressing and high tempo style of play forcing opposition teams into relinquishing the ball.Bringing the tenacious Shinji Okazaki back to initiate the press would allow the likes of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans to create from deep. Expect to see Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira be given the license to bomb forward at will and youngster Hamza Choudhury also given a chance. Gray and Ghezzal would be the attacking outlets for Rodgers in this formation 5 5 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s swash-buckling style from 2013-14 could work wonders at Leicester Celtic won six trophies in two years playing this way under Rodgers On one hand, Celtic fans will be disappointed to hear their manager is leaving at such a crucial time while Leicester fans are likely to be thrilled by such an ambitious appointment.After being sacked by Liverpool in 2015, the Northern Irishman has rebuilt his reputation north of the border and reaffirmed Celtic’s status as Scotland’s biggest club.However, as Rangers boss Steven Gerrard pointed out, the lure of managing in the Premier League once again has proved to be too strong.And with Foxes fans’ becoming disillusioned with Puel’s negative style of play, the move seems like a perfect fit.‘LEAVING CELTIC FOR LEICESTER WOULD BE STEP UP FOR BRENDAN RODGERS’With his style of play the perfect blend of ‘Tiki-Taka’ and ‘Total Football’, Leicester fans can afford to get just a tad excited about the appointment of Rodgers.So just how could the former Chelsea and Reading coach change Leicester’s fortunes?Scroll down to see just how Leicester could look under the management of the 46-year-old. 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Winter Olympics: Lots of gold medals, sure, but how about those 15,000 eggs

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives SPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith that in mind, here’s some numbers that might help make sense of it all:3 — Mikaela Shiffrin’s goal is to do what no skier has ever done — win five gold medals on the slopes. The young American star probably won’t do that, but there’s a good chance she can win three, something skiers have done only three times. Shiffrin is a prohibitive favorite to defend the slalom title she won in Sochi, a top contender in the giant slalom and the favorite in the combined. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Unfinished business brings Will Gozum back to UP LATEST STORIES $900 million — The amount of ads NBC has sold for its broadcast of the games.14 — The time difference in hours from New York, which is why some of the biggest prime-time events on NBC will actually take place in the morning in Korea.86 — The number of workers ill with norovirus a day before opening ceremony. The figure is expected to rise, forcing organizers to bring in 900 military personnel to take the place of sick or exposed security workers.4 – If it’s a Winter Olympics there have to be new sports. There are four of them in this Olympics, including a mass start speedskating event featuring 24 skaters that has been compared to a NASCAR race on ice.168 — Russia is officially banned from the Olympics because of a state-sponsored doping scheme the country carried out in Sochi. But 168 Russians will still compete under a neutral flag as “Olympic athletes from Russia” and 45 others could win last-minute appeals and make their way onto the snow and ice.10.5 — The over-under for gold medals won by U.S. athletes.100 — The perfect number Shaun White scored last month to give him a spot in the snowboard halfpipe. The U.S. star won the first two golds in the sport before flaming out in Sochi.32 — The temperature water freezes, and also the forecast for Friday night’s opening ceremonies. Organizers are giving 35,000 fans heated seat cushions, hand warmers and other gear to ward off the cold in the outdoor stadium, where winds are expected to make it feel like it is in the 20’s. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 2 — The number of North Korean athletes who qualified for the Olympics on merit. Up to 22 will actually compete in the games, cheered on by a highly choreographed group of singers and dancers, along with the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.13,500 — The number of eggs Norway’s Olympic team will be sending back after a breakfast order went sunny side up. Norway thought it was ordering 1,500 eggs from a Korean distributor for the Games but a translation mistake caused 15,000 to be delivered instead.50 — Miles from the mountains of Pyeongchang to the North Korean border.4 — The unofficial over-under for the number of halfpipe snowboarders carried off the slopes on stretchers. White himself was sent to the hospital twice after crashes last year, and defending gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov was knocked out in a scary crash last month at the Winter X Games.149 — In Sochi the best teams were made up of NHL players, 149 of them in all. No current players will be in Pyeongchang, after the league decided its best interests were not served by shutting down in midseason for three weeks like it did the last five Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games They will unfold — officially, at least — without the Russians who dominated on the ice and snow and in the backroom of the drug testing labs four years ago in Sochi. And they will take place amid rising world tensions and a last-minute rapprochement of sorts between the two Koreas that may be as much of a show as the games themselves.Politics are very much in play, but in the end the Olympics are usually defined more by numbers than philosophies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto MOST READ Max Parrot, of Canada, trains ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The world hasn’t seen such an intersection of sports and politics since the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the Soviets returned the favor four years later in Los Angeles.The Winter Olympics begin Friday in a rugged and brutally cold area of rural mountains near the North Korean border, with a lot more at stake than the glittery medals chased by the best ice and snow athletes in the world.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridlast_img read more

Rangers youngster wants to be in the starting eleven

first_imgFor Jordan Rossiter, the game against Kilmarnock on Wednesday could be an opportunity to start in the Scottish Premier LeagueIn 2016, English midfielder Jordan Rossiter was bought by Scottish Premier League team Rangers.Before that, he spent two years in Liverpool in the English Premier League, but only played once.And now with the Scottish giants, he has only played in six games but expects a change to be in the starting eleven for the first time this season.“We all know how disappointing Sunday was and as the gaffer said we have a great group of lads here,” Rossiter told the club’s official website.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We just have to go out tomorrow and take it out on Kilmarnock and hopefully go and get the three points.”“It has been a long road back to full recovery but it has been brilliant just to be back in with the lads and involved again on Sunday,” he added.“It was great to be out there on a big occasion but I know I have a long way to go myself to get back to my full match sharpness.”“There is no hiding it I have had a lot of setbacks in the few years I have been at Rangers but I am in a really good place now, physically and mentally,” he commented.“I just have to keep doing the right things on the pitch, as well as off it to make sure I stay available for the gaffer.”last_img read more

Shades of Bengal colour the Capital

first_imgThe eastern state came visiting Delhi through Chalo Chalen Bengal (Let’s visit Bengal). The campaign aimed to project the tourism potential of West Bengal, attract more domestic and foreign tourists and facilitate better interaction with investors and industry stakeholders like travel operators.Chalo Chale Bengal witnessed a grand launch in the Capital with Krishnendu Nayaran Choudhury, Minister for Tourism, Government of West Bengal unvieling a new state-of-the-art tourism information centre at the WBICC (West Bengal Information and Cultural Centre). He also inaugrated Beautiful Bengal, a photography exhibition by Sanjay Das at the Muktadhara Art Gallery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The day’s event proceeded along with a colourful ensemble of folk forms and cultural attractions of West Bengal, including Pat-er Gaan (songs about the rural tradition of story-telling with the help of scroll paintings), Baul Gaan (representing the unique spiritual musical heritage of Bengal) Purulia Chhau (tribal martial dance) and contemporary Bangla songs by Chandrabindoo.The next was an interactive session involving the Minister, senior officials of the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal and various stakeholders of the Indian tourism industry, including representatives of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Adventure tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) which was followed by B2B meetings with potential tourism and hospitality sector investors, under the theme- Investment Opportunities.last_img read more