MONEY Rodgers waves to the Leicester faithful during their victory over Brighton Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF 4 4 James Sharpe (Daily Mail)“Brendan Rodgers is an appointment that matches the ambitions of Leicester City. To have moved so fast to get him to leave Celtic mid-season, on the verge of a historic treble-treble, is a huge statement. It shows they mean business.“I was one of the ever-increasing minority that thought Claude Puel did a decent job of overhauling an ageing Leicester squad. The group of players Rodgers now inherits is packed with bright young talent: James Maddison, Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire, Ricardo Pereira, Harvey Barnes.“I am eager to see Rodgers develop them. His style of play should help get the best out of them. He should also have the standing and personality to command a strong dressing room with a few big, influential characters. He has already given a much-needed lift to the atmosphere in the stands — without even having taken charge of a game. All he did was wave!“Leicester have European ambitions. Once Rodgers irons out the young inconsistencies there is no reason why they cannot challenge for it. The squad still needs depth up front and Rodgers will know he cannot rely on Jamie Vardy forever. He will need backing in the summer transfer window. Leicester will do that.“Exciting times ahead.” So Brendan Rodgers is back in the Premier League after being appointed Leicester’s new manager on Tuesday.A matter of hours later the former Swansea, Liverpool and Celtic boss saw his new club register a 2-1 win over Brighton at the King Power Stadium, prompting many to label their first win since New Year’s Day as the ‘Brendan Rodgers effect’ even though Mike Stowell was in charge of the Foxes for that game. Can Rodgers bring some success back to the King Power Stadium? Joshua Jones (The Sun)“Rodgers is a good appointment. Not terrible, not sensational, but good. And this is an appointment Leicester simply cannot afford to get wrong.“He was the best of the bunch with Neil Lennon, Sean Dyche, Sam Allardyce, David Wagner and that man Nigel Pearson all linked. The only one that I maybe would have preferred was Rafa Benitez but that was a tall ask.“This is an exciting job but it needs a big character to lead the dressing room and I’m confident Brendan Rodgers is the man to do that.”Read Jones’ full comment piece on Rodgers’ appointment here Jordan Halford (Sky Sports)“Rodgers would have been my first choice. He’s the polar opposite to Puel in terms of his character, the way he deals with the press and how he addresses the players.“He’s got a bit of blue sky thinking, he’s ambitious and a bit of a dreamer which I quite like. He’s a perfect fit when you think about the ambition of the board and the players we’ve got. I would go as far as saying he’s the best coach from the UK out there.“There’s kind of a running joke about Rodgers and his demeanour but I think it overlooks the fact that he really is a top coach and it’ll be interesting to see what type of football he gets Leicester to play.” RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Rodgers has a number of young English players at his disposal including Ben Chilwell and James Maddison REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jake Watson (talkSPORT, Love Sport)“Puel’s appointment was a bit of a random one, a bit of a rebound girlfriend! We needed to move an old guard, dominant dressing room out and Puel was the perfect guy to do that.“When a manager comes in I don’t want to know what the end story is going to be. We knew when Claude Puel came in that he wasn’t going to be there in two years time but with Brendan Rodgers we don’t know how this ends.“Rodgers was dealt a pretty poor hand at Liverpool with the summer transfer window when they sold Luis Suarez but he did well at Celtic. People knock it but he achieved and won anything he could possibly do there so I think he comes back with a point to prove.“For the first time probably since we hired Sven Goran Eriksson in 2010 I am genuinely excited about an appointment at Leicester City.” ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Rodgers has had an up and down career as a manager, enjoying success at Swansea and Celtic but he fell just short of winning the Premier League with Liverpool in the 2013/14 season and has spells at Reading and Watford beforehand which didn’t go entirely to plan so these are interesting times ahead for Leicester and everyone connected with the club.And talkSPORT.com has spoken to five journalists who support Leicester to ask what they think of the new gaffer.Jason Bourne (talkSPORT)“Leicester are an ambitious football club. The owners have said that they want to be playing European football on a regular basis – they had a taste of playing in the Champions League a couple of seasons ago.“Of all the candidates Leicester could have got, Brendan Rodgers looks a good fit for the club. He’s had success at Swansea, it didn’t work out with winning the Premier League at Liverpool but he did a good job up there, and with Celtic he won many trophies so he couldn’t have done a lot more up there.“He’s also got a track-record of young players and Claude Puel blooded the likes of Harvey Barnes, Ben Chilwell, Demarai Gray and others into the side so he would seem the right fit.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Leicester fans will be hoping Rodgers gets financial backing in the transfer window no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4
VfB Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke is confident Benjamin Pavard will rediscover his best form in timeThe 22-year-old defender made a name for himself at the recent World Cup, where his impressive displays helped France on their way to a second world title at Russia.Due to this, Pavard had been a target for some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the summer. But the Frenchman remained loyal to Stuttgart.Although Pavard’s poor display in Stuttgart’s 0-4 defeat to Borussia Dortmund last Saturday, which involved a costly individual error, capped off a bad start to the season.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We knew ‘Benji’ would need some time to get back to his top level after his trumphant World Cup. But we believe he is on the right path,” Reschke told Bild.Pavard has not missed a minute of Stuttgart’s eight Bundesliga games this season.Although his dip in form also coincides with Stuttgart’s own domestic struggles as they are 17th in the league table with just five points.
Children tend to perceive ovoid, or egg-shaped, characters as overweight even though the creatures are imaginary, and seeing them can influence children to eat more unhealthy food, found the study.“They have a tendency to eat almost twice as much indulgent food as kids who are exposed to perceived healthier looking cartoon characters or no characters at all,” said lead author of the study Margaret Campbell, marketing professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The results of the study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology said that, kids are responsive to the apparent bodyweight of cartoon characters like the aptly named Grimace, a rotund, milkshake-loving creature created by McDonald’s restaurant in the 1970s.The findings, gathered from over 300 participants in three age groups averaging eight, 12 and 13 years, have implications for marketers as well as parents navigating a world where children encounter cartoon characters in a variety of media, from books to graphic novels, TV shows, video games, movies and more. The inclination to eat more junk food was curtailed, however, when kids in the study first had the opportunity to summon their previously learned health knowledge.“Kids do not necessarily draw upon previous knowledge when they are making decisions. But perhaps if we are able to help trigger their health knowledge with a quiz just as they are about to select lunch at school, for instance, they will choose the more nutritious foods,” said Campbell.
Tags: Air France, KLM Air France CEO resigns after employees reject wage offer Share By: The Associated Press PARIS — Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his decision to resign Friday as Air France crews and ground staff held their 13th day of strikes over pay and rejected the company’s wage proposal.In an electronic vote Friday, Air France employees rejected management’s offer for a 2% pay rise this year and additional 5 per cent raise from 2019 to 2021. A report showed that 55% of responders voted against the proposal.Unions want a 5.1% pay rise this year, arguing that their wages have been frozen since 2011 amid restructuring and noting that the company’s profits are up.The company argued it must preserve its ability to stay competitive against low-cost airlines and big-spending Mideast and Asian carriers.“This is a huge waste that can only make our competitors rejoice,” Janaillac said of the failed vote.Air France-KLM shares fell earlier Friday after the company announced the strikes had already cost the airline at least 300 million euros ($359,000). Air France-KLM also forecast a “notably” lower income this year compared to 2017.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerJanaillac, who had been in the post since July 2016, met with the company board Thursday to discuss the quarterly results and the forecast.After a protracted financial slump, Air France-KLM profits climbed last year as it expanded its global alliances and launched a new budget airline. The growth was helped by years of job cuts and other restructuring efforts.Janaillac warned last year that volatile fuel prices and geopolitical risks could threaten the company’s turnaround, but didn’t appear to predict the heavy toll that the strikes would take.Janaillac will formally resign at a Board of Directors’ meeting on May 9, the company said, adding that “it will be their responsibility to take the appropriate measures to ensure the continuity of the group and Air France during the transition period.”The CEO of Air France, Franck Terner, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. Monday, May 7, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>