Everton coach tasks in-form Iwobi

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Marco Silva has challenged Alex Iwobi to continue providing “high-quality, creativity and goals” as the deadline-day signing aims to build on an impressive start to his Everton career. The 23-year-old forward had scored in each of his first two starts for the Blues, finding the back of the net with accomplished headers in Everton’s 4-2 Carabao Cup victory at Lincoln City and 3-2 Premier League success against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Iwobi’s speed, penetration and intelligent use of the ball had seen him seamlessly slot into manager Silva’s progressive Everton team. And having already showcased his goal-scoring instinct, Silva had backed Iwobi to continue providing decisive contributions in the final third of the pitch. “It is something I will demand from him more and more,” the manager told evertontv. “With the quality he has – I am 100 per cent sure he will give important things for us. “He will give high quality in our attack. He can provide creativity, playing from the left or behind the striker as an offensive midfielder. “And if he can – and I am sure he can – score more goals, it will help the team. “The first time I met with him, it was something I put in his mind [his ability to score goals]. “If you look at our wingers and the players in forward positions, it is something I demand from them. “Richarlison scored many, many goals last season, Theo scored some. “I want more from the other two [Iwobi and Bernard]. “Bernard started the season with a goal in the second game, which was important for him. Alex has done the same thing now.” Iwobi had been in international action for Nigeria this week, starting as his country battled out a 2-2 draw in a friendly match against Ukraine in Dnipro on Tuesday. His attention will now turn to sustaining his fine Everton form, when the Toffees take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday (2pm). Everton had scored a total of seven goals in Iwobi’s two starting appearances, and Silva believed the forward’s blend of attributes had added a fresh dimension to the Toffees’ attack. “He has quality in that final decision,” Silva explained. “In our attack, he is a really important player. “He can see the space, he can see the solutions, he can see his teammates in the best position to score. “In those moments he will help us, because in our last decision he will raise the level of our squad.”Tags: alex iwobiEvertonMarco Silvalast_img read more

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College football Week 13 primer: Heisman Watch, upset picks, predictions and more

first_imgWeek 13 of the college football season features the huge showdown in the Big Ten East that will affect the College Football Playoff rankings.  No. 2 Ohio State meets No. 8 Penn State at noon at Ohio Stadium in a pivotal showdown that should determine who represents the Big Ten East in the conference championship game Dec. 7. No. 4 Georgia will look to pad its resume against Texas A&M.   Every week, Sporting News will survey the landscape looking for Heisman contenders, coaches on the spot, upset alerts and other trends. With that in mind, get ready for Week 13:  WEEK 13 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadHeisman watch  A month ago, it was easy to pin-point Ohio State’s best bet to be a Heisman Trophy finalist. It was Chase Young, but the defensive end’s Heisman hopes took a hit with a two-game suspension which he returns from this week against the Nittany Lions.  Young, who leads the FBS with 13.5 sacks, could still make a run if he goes on a tear against Penn State and Michigan before the Big Ten championship game, but those other two offensive players could make a run.  Justin Fields has accounted for 41 total TDs and 246 points this season, just two points behind LSU’s Joe Burrow and 14 points behind Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts. Fields has done all that with just one interception. He’s the better right now.  Don’t rule out J.K. Dobbins either, who ranks fifth in the FBS with 1,289 rushing yards. He averages 7.0 yards per carry with 13 TDs. Dobbins would be the least likely of the three, but he has the same big stage to work with.  Coach on the spot  Texas A&M clawed its way back into the AP Top 25, and at 7-3 the Aggies have a chance over the next two weeks to play spoiler at No. 4 Georgia and No. 1 LSU.  It’s an interesting two-week spot for second-year coach Jimbo Fisher, who at some point will be expected to break through against the best teams in the conference. That comes with the territory of a $7.5 million contract.  So far, Fisher is 1-5 against top-10 teams, and the Aggies have won one in seven overtimes and lost the other five by an average of 13 points per game. You could give Texas A&M the benefit of the doubt knowing those losses were to Clemson (twice), Alabama (twice) and Auburn, but Fisher was brought in to change that. The biggest question is whether they can get a split.  Otherwise, Texas A&M will just be a good 7-5 team.  Upset alert   What would that make Texas? Yeah, we picked Texas to make the College Football Playoff this year, and that looks bad after the Longhorns suffered their fourth loss of the season in a 23-21 loss at Iowa State in Week 12.  Yet we took still took Texas to beat Baylor in an upset this week. In fact, we’ve picked the Longhorns in nine of 10 games this season. It is inherently difficult to unhook from the Horns, even when they have lost four one-score games this season.  That is the hurdle Tom Herman must clear with this team. Texas has 14 losses the last three seasons, and 11 of those losses were one-score games. This would be a chance to break that string – or the Longhorns would just be a good 7-5 teams.Perhaps Texas and Texas A&M can settle that in a bowl game.  Over/under  Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury against Mississippi State, and the general belief is that was probably his last snap at the college level.  Tagovailoa would finish his career with a national championship and as a Heisman runner up in 2018, but his legacy is more than that. He would have to be considered the efficient college football quarterback of all time. He has 7,442 yards, 87 TDs and 11 interceptions with a 69.3 completion percentage.  But it’s the 199.4 passer rating that sticks out most. That’s more than 20 points better than the current leader. Sam Bradford (175.6), Baker Mayfield (175.4), Marcus Mariota (171.8) and Tim Tebow (170.8) are the only ones to finish higher than 170.  Let’s hope that doesn’t get lost when Sporting News releases the top 10 all-time players for the 200th anniversary of college football in 2069.  Think about it …   Two more things about Ohio State that could only be true in the College Football Playoff era … You could make a strong argument that next week’s installment of The Game against Michigan is the least-important of the potential games left on their schedule. The Buckeyes need to beat Penn State to get to the Big Ten championship game, and likely need win the conference championship to wrap up their spot in the CFP. Ohio State could lose to Michigan and still get in the Playoff.  Don’t believe it? Ask Alabama how it felt to lose the Iron Bowl and win the national championship in 2017.  The other one? Ohio State leads the FBS in scoring offense (51.5) and scoring defense (9.8) and is beating teams by more than 40 points per game. They might be the No. 2 seed behind LSU and nobody outside of Columbus will think twice about it.You created this Playoff, and you want more teams.  Keep in mind more scenarios like this would come with it.last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Sales Rep sought by well-established animal feed manufacturers

first_imgSmyths Daleside is a leading manufacturer of quality animal feeds and are market leaders in animal nutrition. Their modern feed-mill is located in Ballindrait, Lifford, Co Donegal.Due to a pending retirement we are seeking to recruit a Sales Representative to service our large customer base in Donegal. The ideal candidate should possess:- Training in agricultureSales experience in agricultureThe ability to focus on company goals and be self motivatedExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsThe ability to prioritise and work under their own initiativeA full clean driving licence A competitive salary, company car and other benefits are being offered for this position.Apply in writing with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae to The Human Resources Manager, Smyths Daleside Feeds or email to hrmanager@smythsfeeds.com Closing date for applications is Thursday 7th June 2018. Job Vacancy: Sales Rep sought by well-established animal feed manufacturers was last modified: May 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballindraitLiffordSmyths Daleside Feedslast_img read more

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