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The move started with a Joel Ward throw-in deep into Crystal Palace territory and ended, 58 seconds later, with Conor Gallagher firing an angled finish into the corner of the Brighton net.

In between, the ball traveled through every Palace player, including goalkeeper Jack Butland. The patient, 20-pass build-up carved Brighton open and while the goal was not enough to win the game, the mention of it still prompts a smile from Patrick Viera a week later.

“I knew it was a nice goal in terms of the build-up from the back, but I didn’t realize in the moment that every player had touched the ball because I was too into the game,” he tells Sky Sports. “It was good to see it back, because it shows the way we want to play.”

Vieira is speaking over Zoom from the club’s Beckenham headquarters, where, over the last six months, he has overseen a transformation. The Premier League table shows Palace in roughly the same position as last season. But, from personnel to playing style, pretty much everything else is different.

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Vieira’s predecessor, Roy Hodgson, did fine work across his four-year tenure, providing stability in difficult circumstances and helping to establish Crystal Palace’s presence in the Premier League.

But the football was functional rather than thrilling and there was an appetite for change. Vieira came in with a remit to overhaul the team and modernize the style and that is precisely what he has done.

Vieira has completely overhauled Crystal Palace’s playing style

“That was the direction of the chairman [Steve Parish] wanted to take and it is one of the reasons I am here as well because he understood the way I wanted the team to play,” he says.

“It was a risk, obviously, to change the style, and even more when you have that kind of transition of players, where you lose 12 and bring in eight young guys without much experience in the Premier League.

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“So, when you are looking at what was going to be the first 10 games of the season [which included meetings with Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City], you see all the elements are there to have a difficult period.

“But with the support to implement my philosophy, and with the togetherness of the football club – and when I talk about togetherness, I am talking about the chairman, [sporting director] Dougie (Freedman), and the staff – we managed to get through it, allowing me to focus on the way I wanted to team to play.”

Vieira shakes his head immediately when asked if the scale of the task at hand made him think twice about taking the job – “I was really excited about coming,” he says – and Palace fans are glad he didn’t.

The 45-year-old, a three-time title-winner with Arsenal who cut his teeth as a coach at Manchester City’s academy before spells in charge of New York City FC and French side Nice, has instilled optimism in the stands and brought freshness on the pitch.

A raft of youthful summer signings, including Gallagher (21), Marc Guehi (21) and Michael Olise (20), has lowered the average age of the side by two years, and while Palace sit 11th in the Premier League table ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Liverpool, the underlying data ranks them as the eighth-best performers in the division.

Do the numbers offer encouragement to Vieira?

“When you look at the data side of things, you can say, ‘Yeah, we should be a little bit higher in the table’, and that’s positive,” he says. “But on the other side, it’s about trying to understand why you are not where you are supposed to be, or where you want to be.

“It’s about understanding and trying to find the things that will make us a better team so we can improve those kind of details to get better results. So, overall, yes, it’s positive, but it’s not enough for what I want. I will always be demanding and wanting more from the players because I believe they have the potential to do more.”

The main areas for improvement are clear to him.

“I would like the team to be more ruthless in both boxes,” says Vieira.

Michael Olise celebrates his goal against Leicester

Michael Olise celebrates with James McArthur

“That means on the defensive side, but at the same time, when we are winning 1-0 and we have a couple of chances to score the second one, I want us to have that kind of ruthlessness to score the goal that would allow us to go two ahead.

“It is about having a maturity, and that comes with experience. Hopefully, in the second half of the season, it will be one of the areas we really improve, but it does take time to get to that.”

Vieira’s philosophy is vital to him. “I knew that if I decided to go into coaching,” he says, “this would be how I would like to see my teams play, because when I go to watch matches, I like this kind of intensity, possession and trying to play forward and score goals.”

But he is a pragmatist too. In October, he steered Palace to a 2-0 win at Manchester City with just 32 per cent possession. On Sunday against Liverpool, he knows they will need to be flexible again.

“The goal against Brighton is good because it highlights the way we want to play, but we are not going to score goals like that every weekend,” he says. “We need to understand that scoring in different ways is as important as scoring in that way.

“It’s important to be consistent with style, but at the same time it’s important to have the right gameplan depending on the team you are going to play. Obviously, if you want to have possession when you play against Manchester City, for example, you know that is… not impossible, but really difficult.

“So it is about knowing that and saying, ‘What are we going to do instead?’ That is another side of the game we need to improve as well, when we don’t have the ball.

“That is something we have to learn and we have to put more emphasis on that because those kinds of teams have the philosophy and the players, so it will be difficult to match them on that side.

“I’m not telling you we are going to change our philosophy, but we have to take into account the strength and the quality of the opposition team.”

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praises Patrick Vieira’s impact at Palace

That certainly applies to Palace’s next opponents.

Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Vieira’s former club Arsenal on Thursday in the Carabao Cup semi-final showed they remain a formidable proposition even without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane but Crystal Palace will at least have the visceral support of a bouncing Selhurst Park behind them.

Under Vieira, they have accrued 71 per cent of their Premier League points there, and only lost twice – to Aston Villa and West Ham – in all competitions. The connection between fans and players feels stronger than ever this season.

“It’s massively important,” says Vieira. “Since I’ve been here, I really understand the relationship between the fans and the club and the players. There is a passion, there is caring, there is really a love that the fans show to the players, and I believe it is massively important for the players, staff and everyone to show that love back.

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Conor Gallagher has become a fans’ favorite among Palace supporters

“One of the ways we can do that when we are on the field is to play with passion and love and determination, because those fans deserve that.”

Vieira uses Gallagher as an example. The Chelsea loanee has earned plaudits for his goals and assists this season but it is his work rate that has most endedeared him to the fans, according to his manager.

“I think the way that Conor plays reflects really well that connection we have with the fans,” says Vieira. “This is one of the reasons why he is one of the fans’ favorites as well. Those qualities are what our fans love, when players on the field play with enthusiasm, with happiness.

“Of course, they understand the game too. They know that making mistakes, passing the ball at the wrong time, is a part of the game. But what they want is for the players to play with soul and heart. I think they have been doing that fantastically well.”

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Khader Yasin and Balers’ teammates exit in type in Central Coast All-Star Soccer Recreation –

Khader Yasin described it as one of the best experiences he’s ever had on the football pitch and couldn’t have asked for a better way to end his pre-season career on the griddle.

The San Benito High senior played as an offensive guard for the winning Children’s Shopping Tour team in the 36th annual Central Coast All Star Game at Rabobank Stadium on Jan. 14. 19

The teams took on the names of the local charities they wanted to represent. Yasin said playing the game was one of his most fulfilling for a number of reasons.

“It was a great experience and one of the funniest moments I’ve ever had playing football,” he said. “It felt good to be out there with a lot of elite guys and it felt great to represent Hollister.”

Yasin had plenty of company in the game, which selects outstanding seniors from players preparing for schools in San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey and South Santa Clara counties. Other Haybalers playing alongside Yasin included safety/linebacker Mateo Reyes, defensive end/tight end Abraham Solorio, and center/defensive end AJ Flores.

Another Baler, Derek Sandoval, played linebacker for Tatum’s Treehouse coached by Steven Zenk of Salinas High. Sandoval was offered an opportunity to join the Children’s Shopping Tour squad but declined, according to Yasin.

“The other coach asked him if he wanted to be on our side, but Derek said no because he wanted to beat us,” Yasin said.

With Yasin playing on the offensive line and Sandoval playing as a linebacker, they had to clash during the game, and let’s just say Yasin – who weighs 245 pounds and outperforms Sandoval by at least 70 pounds – got the better end of the deal on a play-in the fourth quarter.

“I told Derek if I saw him I would hit him and he would put a clean shot at me too if he had one,” Yasin said. “(San Benito) coach (Bryan) Smith and coach (Chris) Cameron told him to watch out and I caught him.”

Yasin said he was blocking the zone and descended from his linemen to the second tier where the linebackers were positioned.

“Derek was right there and I got him,” Yasin said. “I kind of drove him to the ground and got a big pancake and we scored in the same game. I let him hear too. He’s one of my favorite teammates and it was probably my favorite block in the game for sure. We joked about it afterwards because we had a lot of fun. He played left and right so it was great. But afterwards I found a video of my blockage with him and already sent it to him.”

Yasin felt a tremendous sense of pride to represent Hollister football one last time with some of his closest friends. He played in front of Smith and other influential coaches he’d had since his youth team with the Hollister Rebels, including coaches Jim McShane, Frank Reyes and his uncle Ali Yasin.

“I wanted to make her proud,” Yasin said. “Coach Smith and Coach Cam and all my coaches at the Rebels who got me running growing up, I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. They all grew up with me and were the coaches that pushed me forward as a man and got me here.”

Yasin was undecided about continuing to play soccer after high school, but the All Star Game seemed to give him some clarity.

“I don’t think I can let go of football that easily,” he said. “I think I’ll play at community college and see what happens from there.”

Whatever happens, Yasin won’t soon forget the last time he played on the football field in high school.

“We really pushed hard and the coaches said not to take it lightly,” said Yasin. “We went there to win and not lose because coaches, friends and the Rebels’ little boys were watching us. Training was fun, meeting guys from other teams was great and it was just super exciting to play one last time. It was an honor to be part of this game.”

San Benito High teammates AJ Flores (54) and Khader Yasin block during the All-Star Game. Photo by Jonathan Natividad.
Baler’s senior Mateo Reyes shares a moment with fellow players in the All-Star Game. Photo by Jonathan Natividad.

The sports editor Emanuel Lee can be reached at [email protected] and (831) 886-0471, ext. 3958.

College students Give Duncanville Excessive College Soccer Crew A ‘D’ville-Fashion’ Ship Off – CBS Dallas / Fort Price

DUNCANVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The winter break has officially started, but before the students left Duncanville High School today, they lined the halls to give the soccer team a “D’ville-esque” dismissal for the UIL 6A State Championship.

DHS students say goodbye to their soccer team before the national championship on Saturday. (Photo credit: Duncanville High School)

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This afternoon, the football team marched through the school halls behind cheerleaders, the drill team and the band’s drumline before heading out onto the field for the final practice session before the big game.

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For the third time in four years, the DHS soccer team is returning to the UIL 6A State Championship game with the aim of bringing home the state’s top title.

Kick-off is Saturday, December 18th at 3:00 p.m. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Panthers will face North Shore High School in a rematch after meeting them in the 2018 and 2019 Championship Games.

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NJ soccer rejoice in type with enjoyable postgame chants, dances

Smart fans don’t leave after a good high school soccer game ends.

For many of them, the show is just around the corner.

The after-game celebrations, or “cellos”, have taken on a life of their own in North Jersey. Wayne Valley football players swing axes in a wooden stump symbolizing hard work. Cresskill players kiss the grass. After the games at Park Ridge, ‘Carry on Wayward Son’ is booming.

It is pandemonium of the best kind. These moments are not rehearsed, but they are scripted. There is a form that you need to follow but you need to be on it to know your role.

While the post-game will always be special after a win where a coach congratulates his team and everyone indulges in the success, there are some who have taken it to the next level.

With the 2021 soccer playoffs starting, it’s a reminder that big football in North Jersey includes big celebrations.

Smoke them boots

Rashid Darrisaw swears he’s not that coach type.

But the DePaul defense coordinator since 2018 is the loud man in the middle of the Spartans post-game festival.

“A team I used to play for, there was a chant that we used when we beat a team by a large margin,” said Darrisaw. “They know the kids are checking out your YouTube highlights to see if you were good and they stumbled upon that chant.”

The singing? “Smoke they boots” or “smoke dem boots” or “smoke dey boots”, depending on your preference.

“I let him handle it,” laughed DePaul head coach Nick Campanile. “The kids love it. You can’t wait. I’m getting out of the way. “

The first time DePaul smoked a boot was in 2017, when the Spartans defeated Don Bosco. The children asked Darrisaw if they could sing the chant they had seen. Now it happens after every big win.

It goes like this: Darrisaw is persuaded to get into the middle of a ring of players. Everything is said twice. Darrisaw begins with the words “We smoked the boots!” and the players repeat it. Then he says “I love it!” and the players repeat that, then it says “we are unstoppable”.

The very last line is not scripted. Darrisaw is coming up with that right now. But the scene always ends the same: a deafening cheer.

“As long as the children love it. It’s more of an energy thing, ”said Darrisaw. “As long as the energy is high and the children are there, it’s fun.”

Sing through the years

Adam Baeira had just won his first game as the Ramsey football coach at Point Pleasant Boro in 2020 and gathered his team to “sing a little”.

Then he realized they had no idea what he was talking about.

“I just said repeat after myself and they did pretty well,” said Baeira, whose team are 9-0 in 2021.

Of all the post-game celebrations in North Jersey, the “singing” ones have been around for decades. Baeira readily admits he stole it from his mentor Greg Toal at Don Bosco. Greg Tanzer also did a version of this when he was at Fair Lawn.

How did it start Who knows? It could go back to Toal’s game days at Hasbrouck Heights.

It’s basically a moment when the coach gathers his team around him and yells, “Can someone beat this team from Ramsey (or Fair Lawn or Bosco)?” three times with the team’s answer: “Hell no!” unanimously.

In the end everyone throws a fist in the air and screams.

Ramsey doesn’t “sing” after every game. Baeira said it was an organic decision that is happening right now.

“It’s for the best,” he said. “For those 10 seconds or so, it’s pretty rewarding for a coach to see the kids excited and happy after a big win.”

The last Dance

St. Joseph football in Bergen Catholic on Saturday October 16, 2021. Bergen Catholic celebrates victory over St. Joseph.

Bergen Catholic’s post-game victory celebration is the most elaborate in North Jersey.

The Crusader players traditionally run to their student department, stand nearby and sing the school’s alma mater. The team, cheerleaders, fans and parents then all run into the field to coach Vito Campanile’s final words to his team.

Toal, now assistant coach at Bergen Catholic, “sang” in the middle of the circle for the Crusaders: “Can someone beat this Bergen team?” but what almost everyone wants to see now is Vito dance.

“Now they’re kind of demanding it,” laughed Vito, whose team is # 1 in New Jersey and 9-0. “I don’t know how it started, a couple of wins and I think we were so excited it turned into dance moves. I think I can do a pretty good balancing act at 47, but I’m not going to lie, it hurts my knee. “

“He’s awful,” quipped Nick (remember, they’re brothers). “You have to see him at a wedding. He’s the worst. “

Aside from Vito’s dancing skills – I think he moves pretty well – the moment embodies what high school football is supposed to be about: fun, enthusiasm, excitement.

“Having fun is such a big part of our job,” said Vito. “If it’s not just fun, it becomes mundane. I don’t know why you don’t want to have fun with the boys. I think our changing room is fun. We laugh all the time. “

Vito and Nick are the sons of trainer Mike Campanile, and they both remember the post-game celebrations for Mike’s teams as a little quieter. But maybe if the Crusaders finish unbeaten 12-0 … could they get Mike to show a move or two?

“That would be epic,” said Vito.

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Soccer lawmakers to debate Tremendous Bowl-style half time exhibits

The South American football association CONMEBOL suggested last month the idea of ​​extending halftime. Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA / FIFA via Getty Images

A proposal to extend halftime breaks for Super Bowl-style entertainment shows to 25 minutes is being discussed this month, the international football association board (IFAB) said on Friday.

South American football association CONMEBOL made the request last month, suggesting working for cup finals like the Copa Libertadores competition.

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Law 7 of football states: “Players are entitled to a break at half time, which must not exceed 15 minutes.”

The IFAB Regulatory Board has put the CONMEBOL request on the agenda for its technical advisors to discuss at remote meetings on October 27th.

In 2009, a proposal by FIFA to extend the half-time from 15 to 20 minutes was rejected. It has been criticized as a commercial move, though FIFA spearheaded the increasing time it took for players to reach the dressing rooms from the pitch.

This month’s expert meetings will also receive updates from ongoing attempts to use temporary substitutes for players suspected of having head injuries and the offside law.

The IFAB panel consists of the four British football associations and FIFA delegates. A business meeting is held in November to set the agenda for an annual legislative session in February or March.

Soccer information – Doing it grandpa type, the outdated males dominating Europe’s scoring charts this season

When we went into the international break, an interesting statistic emerged. Of the four top scorers in the five best leagues in Europe, three are over 30 years old. If you expand it to the top ten by adding the five players who scored six goals, that adds two players. That means half of the top ten scorers in Europe are in their thirties.

Before we start raving about the old men, it’s worth noting that the exception to the top flight, unsurprisingly, is Erling Haaland, who already has an absurd seven out of five this season. He gets his contributions elsewhere.

But to the grandpas! The five players are Karim Benzema (nine of eight by the age of 33), Robert Lewandowski (seven of seven by the age of 33), Ciro Immobile (six of six by the age of 31), Edin Dzeko (six of seven by the age of 35 ) and Jamie Vardy (six of seven) 34 years old).


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Football, as a sport, can cause older players to fall by the wayside in terms of the attention paid to them. Unless you’re a silky playmaker or a crafty center-back. Occasionally there is a love affair between the general public and an older striker (I can think of Miroslav Klose and Luca Toni), but that’s not often the case.

Football loves the new and especially the new and young. The way young players are put on pedestals at such a tender age isn’t healthy, but that’s probably a conversation for another day. We tend to not appreciate what these people are doing.

Luca Toni

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The most impressive thing about these five is that each of them has its own unique story.

Let’s start with Dzeko because his performance is remarkable in many ways. Last year he scored only seven league goals for Roma in 27 games (seven as a sub). There were a few injuries and he contracted Covid-19, but it was clear that his time in the capital was coming to an end, there were even concerns that he was done at the highest level. The truth turned out to be everything else.

At 35, Dzeko is the oldest player on this list and the only one of the five to switch teams in the off-season. In addition, after the departure of her manager and two of her best players, he joined a team in chaos. One of those players, Romelu Lukaku, was the player he was supposed to replace directly. In addition, the players had to deal with the emotions that came with what happened to Christian Eriksen over the summer and the ownership of the club is extremely uncertain.

FC Internazionale’s Edin Dzeko watches the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter at Metalist Stadium on September 28, 2021

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Even so, Dzeko got in and looked like the player he was at Manchester City from the start. He skillfully plays off the talented (and often smaller) attackers around him. His leadership and mentality have been vital to this Inter team and he’s one of the main reasons they’re still in the title fight after such a tumultuous summer.

Speaking of written off. Dzeko shares the top spot in Italy’s scoring charts with Ciro Immobile, who is more at home in Lazio than most people in their own homes. If he can keep up this pace, he seems like a good bet to score another 20 goals, five times in six seasons with Lazio. The chaotic time of his life, which began with his commitment to Borussia Dortmund, is finally over, this is Immobile, not the guy from before.

More than any of these players, Immobile is a great example of how a player is more than the sum of its parts. He’s not the biggest, strongest, fastest or deadliest in front of the goal. But he’s doing everything at a level high enough to make him one of the best strikers in Europe. He’s so good at so many things and that, combined with his incredible pace of work, makes him unique.

Ciro Immobil, 2021

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And when it comes to uniqueness, there aren’t many stories more unique than Jamie Vardy, all of whom you will know well enough. What sets Vardy apart is that it is supposed to be ready at this age. Vardy’s game as he rose through the ranks built on his breathtaking pace and rate of work. He should be a one-shot, but here he’s still one of England’s top scorers.

Like real estate, it just continues to score (even if not quite as high). His goal record in the league over the past seven seasons is as follows. 24, 13, 20, 18, 23 and 15. Not bad for a mayfly. Nobody gives Vardy enough credit for how smart he is. His movement is more elitist and his knowledge of how to attack defenders is among the best in the world. He really is a special striker.

Jamie Vardy, Leicester

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It might seem strange to consider Robert Lewandowski when talking about underrated players who aren’t given enough credit, but it still feels like that, at least to this writer. I’ve already hit that drum but it feels like everyone is way too ready to move from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (more on that later) to Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

That doesn’t do Lewandowski justice. This is a guy who not only has to go down as one of the best players of his generation, he should be considered one of the greatest strikers to have ever played in that position. Since his first season in top football in Poland in 2008-09, there has only been one season in which he has not scored double-digit league goals (his first in Dortmund). That means having played in leagues in which they play shortened seasons (30 games in Poland, 34 in Germany). Apart from this first season in Dortmund, he only failed to reach 20 league goals three times (his two seasons in the top division in Poland and his first year with Bayern).

It is very important to us not to take Messi and Ronaldo for granted. Why don’t we do that for Lewandowski too?

Robert Lewandowski – FC Bayern vs. Dynamo Kiev

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So the last player on our list, currently the best goalscorer in Europe. Benzema’s career is one of the most interesting in the way he kept reinventing himself. When he was younger he was a legitimate player at Lyon. He was fast, strong, and brimming with technical prowess. Some of the goals he scored in France were just amazing, he was one of the original PlayStation players.

But he was signed by Real the same summer as Ronaldo, so he had to adjust. Gonzalo Higuain recently gave an interesting interview in which he shared his feelings after signing Benzema and Ronaldo. Some of his complaints are certainly fair, but he was wrong in his assessment that he was sold for not being able to play with Benzema. In fact, it was because Benzema could play with Ronaldo.

Benzema and Ronaldo probably only really got off to a good start as partners under Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane, but they have always played well together. Benzema, despite all that he berates as a selfish player, skillfully sacrificed some of the best years of his career for the good of the team and for the good of Ronaldo.

Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D first round football match between Real Madrid and Sheriff Tiraspol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 28, 2021. (Photo by JAVIER

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But now, now he can show what he is really capable of. In each of the last three seasons since Ronaldo left, he has scored 20 league goals (21, 21 and 23). This is made even more impressive by the fact that he effectively had to take on two different roles. Firstly, he had to take on practically all of the offensive responsibility as Ronaldo was gone and both Gareth Bale and new signing Eden Hazard were constantly injured. Second, he had to help a new generation of Real Madrid attackers like Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes adapt and develop at a club like Madrid. Did he complain or grumble? Not even. Well maybe once. But other than that, he has been an exemplary leader and it is utterly remarkable that he has shown how good he is when it should run out of his prime.

Football fans love to talk about how incredible it is that Messi and Ronaldo dominate well into their 30s and they’re not wrong, it’s amazing. But that often means we don’t value the other players doing the same. Let’s give the old guard some love, don’t wait until they’re gone.


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Crosstown rivalry, collegiate fashion: McMurry, HSU soccer battle

The Hardin-Simmons vs. McMurry football series has been one-sided in recent years.

Well, for many years.

Since the founding of the Wilford Moore Trophy in 1998, presented to the winner, the Cowboys have beaten the Indians / War Hawks 19 times to defeat. That was 2011, 24-14 at Wilford Moore Stadium.

Overall, HSU owned the series 30-4.

For those who didn’t know, Moore of Littlefield played soccer at HSU and graduated in 1941. But after World War II he trained with McMurry, first as an assistant and then as head coach from 1947-54. Moore trained the Indians to a 49-29-5 record.

The teams met for the second time on Saturday in 2021 after playing a spring schedule for both schools for the first time. The Cowboys won 49-7.

McMurry came into play with a win, while HSU, ranked 7th nationwide, suffered a narrow 30-24 defeat at Mary Hardin-Baylor in 3rd place in Belton.

The fans of both teams were excited for a fall matchup at Shelton Stadium.

McMurry fired, ran back the opening kick, and led until the beginning of the third quarter. The War Hawks rallied a fumble in the end zone late in the game to score a touchdown, but HSU ran out of time for a 24-21 win, their closest game in years.

Does prize cash in soccer matter? – The Athletic

For people like Manchester City, who have won the Carabao Cup for the past four years, finding an extra fork for the cutlery drawer is the footballing equivalent.

But a value can be ascribed to the tournament which is dictated by the prize money.

Next February’s Carabao Cup winners (which will likely be City, as they have for six of the past eight seasons) will only get £ 100,000 for winning the trophy, though that’s double the £ 50,000 that the Runner-up will have gotten.

In context, that’s roughly the same amount a typical winning team makes on an episode of the UK television game show The Chase, and a little more than Lionel Messi makes a day at Paris Saint-Germain.

The 5GB of free cell phone data given to the man of the game in the South African equivalent of the Premier League could well be a more useful win.

Manchester City would have to win the Carabao Cup for the next 14 straight years just to hit the £ 1.8million that Emma Raducanu has just taken home the US Open Tennis. Unfortunately, in contrast to the US Open, there is no check handover to the Carabao Cup winner directly after the final whistle.

“Ultimately, everything is determined by the audience,” says Kieran Maguire, a football funding expert who wrote the book “The Price Of Football” for 2020 and is now hosting a podcast of the same name. “The big clubs (which also play in Europe) only enter in the third round of the Carabao Cup. As a fan you just say ‘Oh’ when you get knocked out.

“This is the driver.

ESPN Monday Night time Soccer Raiders-Ravens opener attracts 15.three million

Quarterback Lamar Jackson # 8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws the Las Vegas Raiders in the first half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The National Football League finished the first week of their 2021 regular season with an average of 15.29 million viewers via ESPN channels, including the ABC Network, for the Monday Night Football opener between the Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens.

The Raiders defeated the Ravens 33-21 in a multi-twist back and forth dubbed game to complete Week 1. and San Diego.

The 2020 MNF competition between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers drew an average of just 10.76 million viewers. Since the pandemic plays a role, that game was down about 17% compared to the first game of ESPN’s week 1 double header of 2019 that featured and averaged the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans 13.2 million viewers on ESPN channels.

On Monday, ESPN also debuted its alternative MegaCast with Peyton and Eli Manning commenting on the Raiders-Ravens game on his ESPN2 channel. The show drew 800,000 viewers. The Manning brothers co-signed a three-year contract Disney-Own ESPN where the couple share their thoughts and breakdowns in-game during the NFL season.

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) finds a gap in the line against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 12 at GEHA field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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In the meantime, the national NFL game is on Sunday ViacomCBS averaged with the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs 19.53 million viewers. It was the most-watched national game on the opening weekend on CBS since the 2015 opener between the Ravens and the Denver Broncos (23.28 million viewers).

Fox Sports’ average of 16.23 million viewers for the national game Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints. That’s less than last year’s national opener between the Saints and Tampa Bay Bucs, which featured a star quarterback match between Drew Brees and Tom Brady and averaged 25.8 million viewers.

The network kicked off the NFL kick-off after drawing 7.7 million viewers for its Saturday game between Oregon and Ohio State College.

The NFL began its 102nd season last Thursday with an average of 26 million viewers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys competition. NBC said the game peaked between 9:45 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET with 25.4 million viewers on television. The kick-off in 2021 marked a 20% increase in total viewers compared to last year’s NFL kickoff with the Chiefs and Texans.

Overall, the NFL stated that the combined first week games had an average of 17.4 million viewers and totaled “approximately” 100 million viewers across all games.

Disclosure: NBC Sports, which parent company NBCUniversal shares with CNBC, broadcasts NFL games.

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Calzada struggled mightily through three quarters. The game looked too fast for him as he threw behind, over and behind the receivers and was nearly intercepted a few times. Until the last two drives of the game, he didn’t get much help from his fellow human beings. Fortunately for the misfire, the defense got together just before half time and smothered Colorado in the second half.

“There will be games like this. You have to pull them out, ”said A&M coach Jimbo Fisher. “You have to be able to find a way and that’s one thing this team has done and one thing … the organization keeps learning how to do it.”

The win was A & M’s tenth consecutive win, the country’s second-longest winning streak after Alabama. But it also fits a theme the Aggies created that probably kept them out of last season’s college football playoffs when they finished fifth behind Notre Dame on the final poll. The Aggies ended the regular season with seven straight wins but were often unimpressive. The players have talked about being more dominant and earning “style points”, but they were reminded on Saturday that you have to win first, even if it’s ugly.

“I always say this, you know, all the great teams I’ve been on, no matter what, there are a game or two where you find a way to scratch, scratch and pull them out,” Fisher said. “Yes, you understand why it is difficult and you fix these problems and move on and get better.”