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first_imgThe North Face Meadowlands 6 The trouble with big family tents is that they often require an engineering degree to pitch them. The North Face simplifies the process as much as possible with the Meadowlands, a six-person behemoth, by giving you color-coded poles and exterior pole clips, so you don’t have to fish the poles through 13 feet of tubing. As for space, the Meadowlands has it: 90 square feet to be exact. There’s lots of mesh for venting, but the tent is burly enough to hold up to winds that might cripple lesser family digs. 14.4 pounds. $429; thenorthface.com 1 2 One size fits all? Not when you’re talking about tents. Check out these four new shelters, fit for soloists or big families.REI Hobitat 4 Yes, the Hobitat is a tent, but you’d be better served thinking of this as a modular home. The four-person tent comes standard with a rainfly and mini vestibule, but it’s also built with a special “connect tech zipper” that allows you to add a full-sized garage. Pop open the garage’s awning and you’ve got shaded outdoor lounge space; close it down completely and you’ve got weatherproof storage for all your gear. Not that the tent isn’t spacious enough on its own. The odd pod-shaped design gives you more headroom throughout the tent, and tons of mesh pockets and hang loops keep your family’s gear off the floor. 16lb 8oz. $269; rei.comSierra Designs Lightning HT 2 Compared to most two-person tents, which are really only big enough for one regular-sized person and a dog, the Lightning HT 2 feels like a roomy amphitheater. The square footage isn’t revolutionary (28.5 square feet) but a few smart design features enable the Lightning HT 2 to live big. An extra ridge pole adds head room, then double doors keep you from having to step over your buddy every time you have to pee. And the rain fly has two separate vestibules, so you each get your own space. It’s a fully mesh tent, so if the weather’s right, ditch the fly and the entire forest becomes your bedroom, minus the bugs. 3lb 14oz. $279.95; sierradesigns.comlast_img read more

Pacers’ George has surgery on broken leg

first_imgIndiana Pacers’ Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days.The 6-foot-9 George had an operation at Sunrise Hospital to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, USA Basketball said in a statement early Saturday morning. Dr. David Silverberg, Dr. Joseph Yu and USA Basketball team physician Riley Williams, were present for the surgery, the release said.George suffered the gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.  He leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion and crumpled.Trainers immediately ran onto the floor and after roughly 10 minutes of stoppage, George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. With players looking visibly upset, coach Mike Krzyzewski then announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished out of respect to George and his family.On Saturday morning, Larry Bird, the Pacers president of basketball operations, issued an updated statement saying it’s too early to start talking about George’s expected return.“We are hopeful at some point next week Paul will return to Indianapolis to continue his recovery,” Bird said. “There is no question about the impact on our team but our goal is to be as strong-willed and determined as Paul will be in coming back.  Our franchise has had setbacks in its history but has demonstrated the abilities to recover. Paul will provide the example of that off the court and it is up to the rest of us to provide that example on the court. Any discussion regarding the future of our team would be inappropriate at this time. Our focus is solely on Paul and doing whatever we can to help.”Bird also said the Pacers are committed to helping the national team give basketball a global reach.“This is a first for us in USA Basketball, to have something like this take place,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. “It’s a tough situation for our entire organization, the coaches, the players. Very, very emotional. There’s no way the game could have gone on under the circumstances.”Doctors estimate a full recovery could take as much as 18 months.Dr. Patrick Kersey, who treated Louisville guard Kevin Ware when he sustained a similar injury during the NCAA tournament regional finals in 2013, said George will likely need 6 to 12 weeks to recover from surgery and another 6 to 10 weeks to get back to a normal walking gait. Kersey is not treating George.A complete recovery, Kersey said, normally takes 12 to 18 months, though the fact he is an elite athlete in top shape could speed up that timeframe.The hardest part for the Pacers might be keeping George off the court once he thinks he’s ready.“It’s a challenge because (athletes) want to push the envelope always,” Kersey said. “The question that is already being asked this morning is how quickly can he get back. He needs to heal. First, he has to get back to a normal life, then his body needs to work in an efficient way and once those pieces are in place, he can start training.”George was considered a lock to make the final 12-man roster for the World Cup of Basketball that starts later this month in Spain.“Thanks everybody for the love and support,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!!”The Americans planned to reduce the 20-player pool to 14 or 15 players Saturday, but put off those plans after George’s injury.“Everything’s on hold right and it should be,” Krzyzewski said. “It would be so inappropriate for us to talk about anything else when there’s a serious injury like this.”The defending champion U.S. team had already been weakened by player losses. Forwards Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had all pulled out in recent weeks.Krzyzewski and Colangelo refused to discuss the roster after the game, saying they didn’t even know when they would make roster reductions.“As an organization, we’re just going to let a little bit of time go by here before we address anything like rosters, all that stuff,” Colangelo said. “It seems so unimportant in the big scheme of things when you have something like this take place. It puts things in perspective.”George would have been a candidate to start for the Americans alongside Kevin Durant. The two, along with Harden, spent the week playing in 1-on-1 competitions after practice, pushing one another while building chemistry leading up to Friday night’s game.George led the Pacers to the best record in the Eastern Conference before they were eliminated by Miami in the Eastern Conference finals.The Americans have to be down to 12 players before they open the tournament on Aug. 30. They are scheduled to take the next week off before reconvening in Chicago for their next practice on Aug. 14.Some NBA executives have long been concerned about injuries to players during summer competitions. Pau Gasol, then playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, broke his foot while leading Spain to the 2006 world title, and Manu Ginobili injured his ankle while playing for Argentina in the 2008 Olympics. He is sitting out the World Cup while recovering from a stress fracture in his right leg.“Anything can happen anywhere, a lot of things happen,” said Krzyzewski, who was coaching Duke against Louisville when the Cardinals’ Kevin Ware broke his leg during the 2013 NCAA tournament.“Tonight it happened during a basketball game. We need to take care of that,” Krzyzewski said. “It doesn’t mean it’ll happen again and again and again; it means that it happened right now.”last_img read more

Athletes may someday pay a steep price

first_imgCHECK out one of the gazillion Web sites peddling steroids and human growth hormone, and it’s a wonder everybody isn’t on the stuff. Lose weight and build muscle – in some cases, without even exercising. Erase those ugly wrinkles and look younger. Get more energy. Maybe even sleep better. Or so they say. As any kid who ever bought sea monkeys knows, things that sound too good to be true usually are. There’s no doubt steroids and human growth hormones can be beneficial when used carefully and properly. But when abused or used for purposes for which they weren’t intended, there’s no telling what can happen. The worst part is, it’ll be years, maybe even decades, before we know all the surprises that are in store. “Ten, 20 years from now, we could have a whole population of bizarre medical problems we never thought of because we’ve been playing with people’s hormones,” said Dr. Todd Schlifstein, an assistant professor at NYU’s School of Medicine. “We’re going to have a whole population with huge heads and huge hands and feet because their joints are overgrown.” Authorities in upstate New York and Rhode Island are targeting distribution networks they say might be responsible for steroid and human growth hormone sales nationwide. Nine people already have been arrested, and at least two dozen could face charges by the time the investigations end. Some high-profile athletes, including Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. and boxer Evander Holyfield, have been linked to the inquiry through drug shipment records. But this isn’t the latest BALCO, an ongoing case that required Barry Bonds, Marion Jones, Jason Giambi and others to testify before a federal grand jury. center_img Prosecutors in the latest case don’t really care who’s putting what in their bodies. They’re after the pushers, the lab-coated equivalents of the coke dealers hanging out at the end of the block. Lest anyone think differently, there’s not much difference. Performance-enhancing drugs are just that. Drugs. “The abuse of performance-enhancing drugs is really an extension of the broader concept of drug abuse,” said Dr. Gary Wadler, a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Just as LSD and cocaine can fry your brains, HGH and steroids might destroy your body, too. Lyle Alzado was a beast in his playing days, a fearsome, snarling 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds. By the time he died in 1992 at 43, brain cancer had eaten away all that muscle, leaving little more than a shell. Steroids were to blame, Alzado said. He started taking them in 1969 and spent as much as $30,000 a year on them. He also said he took human growth hormone. “My last wish?” Alzado said before he died. “That no one else ever dies this way.” Or endures the living hell that mark the days of some East German athletes. East German officials were determined to step out of the Soviet Union’s Cold War shadow, using sport to prove their country’s might. They began a systematic doping plan in the 1970s. Some 10,000 athletes were doped – most having no idea the drugs they were being given were harmful. Many were still-developing teenagers. It wasn’t until livers failed or spines twisted or, worse, children were born with birth defects, that the East German athletes realized the full horror of what had been done to them. The powerful steroids that were given out like vitamins might have helped win Olympic gold medals, but they came with a devastating price. Numb limbs, gynecological problems, miscarriages, breasts in men – at least one female athlete had a sex change. Sure, the science behind performance-enhancing drugs is evolving and is more sophisticated than it was 30 years ago. That’s what makes catching cheaters so tough. There’s always some new potion in the pipeline. And there’s always someone willing to try it. Take some pills or shots, and magically bulk up, slim down or look as if you’ve found the fountain of youth. Maybe you boost the batting average enough to get a fat new contract. Maybe you bench press enough to be the envy of everybody at the gym. But remember there is a price for everything, even if it isn’t paid right away. “Nothing,” Schlifstein said, “is cost free and risk free.” Including shipping and handling. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Web Apps With Push Notifications: W3C Begins Work to Make it Happen

first_imgReal-time alerts and notifications are a powerful feature being added to more applications every day; the addition of real-time notifications can make a big difference in user experience and peoples’ work performance when using apps. Unfortunately, there’s not one standard way to easily code these notifications across platforms and there’s very little support for web apps seeking to send notifications to users. It’s been one of the advantages that desktop apps have had over the web. That could be about to change.The web’s primary international standards organization, the W3C, has decided to tackle the issue with the formation of a new Web Notification Working Group this week. The Working Group is developing a standardized way for web developers to notify users of an event on a page when they aren’t looking at the page itself. This could be key in making web apps just as powerful as native apps on the desktop or mobile device. The Group has published an Editor’s Draft for the specification and it’s a good read. The possible implementations accounted for today could be the foundation of vital new features the web apps we use and build tomorrow. Want a web-based Twitter client with popup desktop messages? A web-based banking app with push alerts to mobile devices? There are a whole lot of possibilities when you imagine combining the advantages of the web with a cross-platform standard for notification APIs.What’s IncludedWant a web-based Twitter client with popup desktop messages? A web-based banking app with push alerts to mobile devices? There are a whole lot of possibilities when you imagine combining the advantages of the web with a cross-platform standard for notification APIs.The document is scoped to define “APIs [Application Programming Interfaces] to generate notifications to alert users outside of the web page.” The types of notifications discussed include ambient, interactive and persistent notifications, deliverable cross-platform to a user’s screen ala Growl, to an application’s chrome or to a mobile device. If you’re an alert geek like me, that sounds pretty great.Alerts like this are generally only possible for desktop apps. Michael Richardson, engineer at Urban Airship, a company that pushes rich media mobile notifications as a service for developers, put it like this:“Anybody familiar with OS X and Growl has been using things like this for a while. One thing modern desktop notification systems are missing is a standard that allows better communication between web apps and users in front of their computer. Previously, the only method has been email, which sucks. This will be a good step towards promoting web applications as first class citizens.”The W3C draft spec discusses a snooze button for alerts, external device notifications and “simultaneous execution contexts (like a multi-tab email application) to show notifications without creating duplicate notifications.” For web apps!Behind the ScenesThe Working Group is slated to work until the end of January 2012 and is chaired by a 23 year old Dutch engineer from Opera named Anne van Kesteren (@annevk). The draft spec was edited by John Gregg, a Microsoft-turned-Google software engineer who led development of the Webkit desktop notifications API that Chrome recently made accessible to extension developers. Discussion of the web notifications standard will occur over a public email list that appears not to have been initiated yet.This should be one to watch; this could be a key group in building a foundation for the real-time web user interfaces of the future.Thanks to Palm’s Dion Almaer for being the first within our circle to mention this. Tags:#Browsers#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Who’s the best puncher? Mayweather says it could surprise

first_imgPerhaps, he said, that’s the reason Mayweather still owes the IRS $22.2 million in back taxes.“I think he has a big-time gambling problem,” McGregor said. “He always shows his winning bets but never his losers. Maybe that’s why he’s in the position he is and had to take this fight.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I let him know it’s not what you think it is,” Mayweather said. “You’re not just going to run in there. He felt a strength he didn’t expect.”The knock on Mayweather — and the reason some people give Conor McGregor a chance Saturday night — is that he doesn’t knock out people. Pacquiao never went down either, but Mayweather showed there are other ways to change a fight than putting a fighter on the canvas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor may find that out early if he goes after Mayweather at the opening bell as expected. The prevailing theory is that McGregor wins the power battle, but there’s more than one fighter with power in this, the most unusual of fights.“When he gets hit he’s going to find out it’s totally different,” Mayweather said. “The brittle hands, they keep saying that, but when I come across his head he’ll find out that it’s totally different.” Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round.One shot to the head, and suddenly Manny Pacquiao decided his night might better be spent fighting on the outside.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor doesn’t believe that, of course and predicted again Wednesday that the fight would end early with Mayweather on his back.“I believe one or two rounds, with 8-ounce gloves I don’t see him surviving,” McGregor said. “I’m starting to think I’ll toy with him once he goes down.”The two fighters got together for the final pre-fight press conference to further hype a fight built on hype. In contrast to the bombastic tone of earlier appearances it was a relatively subdued affair at the MGM Grand.They posed together and didn’t come close to exchanging blows. They did both manage to get in a few final words, though.“It’s not going to be easy Conor,” Mayweather told his opponent. “I’ve got a great chin but remember this: The same way you give it you gotta be able to take it.”ADVERTISEMENT Though ticket sales have been tepid — largely because of astronomical prices — the pay-per-view is expected to be watched by some 50 million people in the United States alone and millions more worldwide.It’s half-fight, half-spectacle, a bout that matches a UFC star who has never boxed against a masterful ring technician with a record of 49-0. Born of internet hype, it has captured the curiosity of even those outside both sports and could end up being the richest fight ever.And it’s a bout Mayweather says he is taking very seriously, despite training at odd hours and holding meet-and-greets every night before the fight with fans who come to his strip club.“I’m taking a gamble,” said Mayweather, who is coming off a two-year layoff. “But it’s worth it.”Mayweather’s fight with Pacquiao ended up going 12 long rounds, and turning a lot of people off from boxing. But while Mayweather hasn’t really knocked out anyone in a decade, he says the streak will come to an end in what he insists is his final fight.Oddsmakers in this gambling town hope it’s not McGregor stopping Mayweather early as he claims. McGregor fans have placed thousands of small bets at long-shot odds of their man knocking Mayweather out in the early rounds, and sports books could suffer their worst loss ever in what is expected to be the most heavily fight ever.McGregor also believes that’s exactly what is going to happen.. He said his years in the octagon and his varied skillset will translate well into the boxing ring, especially after a three-month camp where he used a former referee to help him adjust to boxing rules.What he didn’t bring in was any boxing trainer to teach him more about the sport, insisting that the team he has always been with knows him so well that it wouldn’t have made a difference.“We added what is useful and discarded what is not,” he said. “As the final sparring session approached all the unnecessary was gone. It was a cleaner product, just the perfect product.”He was dismissive of Mayweather to the end, telling those attending the final press conference that Mayweather is not only a one dimensional fighter but more than likely not the sports bettor he claims to be when posting his winning tickets online. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Saving the day MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View comments Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Valdez-less Creamline survives Bali, nears finals

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Top seed Creamline outlasted BaliPure, 25-19, 13-25, 28-26, 18-25, 15-7, to take Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference semifinals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cool Smashers were without Alyssa Valdez for the fourth straight time, but just like in the previous games, they proved they can win without their superstar.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Valdez out for Creamline for remainder of PVL conference 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 Gamescenter_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The Cool Smashers and the Water Defenders have less than 24 hours left before they clash again for Game 2.Rose Vargas and Pau Soriano scored 19 and 18 points, respectively for Creamline while Jing Balse showed flashes of her old form with 10 points.Grethcel Soltones and Jerrili Malabanan had 19 points apiece for the Water Defenders.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s against all odds, but we will not be afraid. We have no fear,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro.“Everybody did well, but it’s not over yet. We’ll just continue to play unafraid.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCreamline coasted in the fifth set but the most crucial stage of the game was the third set, where the Cool Smashers overcame a 24-20 deficit.“We already lost the third set, but we were given the opportunity and we just grabbed it,” Almadro said.last_img read more

SHEFFORD HONOURED WITH VICTORIAN SPORT AWARD NOMINATION

first_imgVictorian Touch made it’s way into the sporting spotlight last night, with Touch Victoria’s own Peter Shefford being nominated as a finalist in the “Eunice Gill Leadership in Sport” category at the 2006 VicSport Awards. The VicSport Awards recognise the outstanding contribution Victoria’s athletes, coaches, officials, and administrators make to sport and recreation.The annual event is attended by dignitaries such as the Minister for Sport & Recreation (Justin Madden), the Lord Mayor (John So) and the Governor of Victoria (Prof David de Kretser AC), not to mention a host of world champion athletes from across the sporting spectrum who come together to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Victorian sport in a gala evening.The Award categories include: Victorian Female and Male Athlete of the Year, Men’s & Women’s Team of the Year, Official of the Year, Junior Athlete of the Year, the Lord Mayors Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport, and the coveted Governors Award for Victorian Sportsperson of the Year.Geoff Ogilvy the 2006 US Open Golf winner, and winner of the World Match Play Championship, received the prestigious Governor’s Award.Ogilvy joins a host of Victoria’s sporting stars such as Shane Warne, Aaron Baddley, Andrew Gaze, Robert DeCastella, Alisa Camplin (dual winner), Steve Moneghetti (dual winner) and Michael Klim (3 times winner) to have won the award for outstanding individual achievement.Male Athlete of the Year went to 2006 Commonwealth Games 5000 metre silver medallist, Craig Mottram, whilst the Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to cyclist Katie Mactier, for the second year in a row.Peter Shefford was nominated in the Victorian Sports Leadership Award category.  “The Eunice Gill Award” is presented to the Victorian who has made an outstanding contribution and commitment to the management and administration of their sport over an extended period of time. To be ranked in the final three (3) is a marvellous achievement, and recognises the terrific work that Peter does for the sport in Victoria.Despite an impressive catelogue of achievement, Peter was pipped at the post by Hockey’s Judith Yates – a veteran of more than 30 years involvement in her chosen field.Discounting those positions held outside of Victoria, Peter has held no less than 15 positions across administration and technical fields in support of Touch in the state. A former winner of the VicSport Volunteer Administrator of the Year (2003), and VicSport Volunteer Coach of the Year award (2004); as well as the inaugural member of the Elwood Park Touch Association Honour Roll (2005), Peter continues to dedicate countless hours to the sport he enjoys so much.Peter was Assistant Coach of the Australian Mixed 18’s who won the 2005 Youth World Cup, and was Assistant Coach of the Australian Senior Mixed at the 2005 All Nations Tournament.Touch Football Australia congratulates Peter on his nomination and look forward to his continued and valued involvement in the sport.last_img read more

a month agoDawson says Watford revitalised under Sanchez Flores

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dawson says Watford revitalised under Sanchez Floresby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCraig Dawson believes Watford are revitalised under new manager Quique Sanchez Flores.The Hornets came from two goals behind to draw with Arsenal in Sanchez Flores’ first game in charge last Sunday.”It’s obviously difficult when the manager departs,” Dawson said.”But the new manager’s come in now and had a great week on the training pitch and everybody’s working really hard – I think you could see that today, the fight, the belief, the passion was all there and hopefully we can just improve on today’s performance.”That’s modern football at the minute – as players you’ve just got to work as hard as you can for each manager. It’s a tough game coming up, but hopefully we can do well.”The manager believes we can win every single game and that’s the attitude we take into every game. It’s going to be a tough game, we know that – we’ll have to be at our best and hopefully we can be.” last_img read more

9 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder hails strength of Arsenal squad

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder hails strength of Arsenal squadby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder knows they face a huge test against Arsenal on Monday.Wilder was speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning ahead of Monday night’s game.He said: “If you look through their team, they don’t get to where they are by being bang average.“Even players like David Luiz and the captain of Switzerland [Granit Xhaka]. The Premier League player of the month [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang]… Lacazette looks like being fit and available, and they spent £60m on a winger in the summer [Pepe]. “It’s elite football and they’ve also got some players not even getting in the squad who are quite tasty, too!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more