Monday, 31 December 2012
The reason why I feel QPR are struggling and rest at the bottom of the table is due to the players that were bought and are at the club only wanting money. It seems some of the players don't care about the result of the game, as long as they get picked and get their wages they are happy. Now this type of environment can ruin a club so easily especially one who just fought off relegation the season before. Players like Adel Tarrabt who is still finding his feet have made statements such as I want to move to a bigger team such as Manchester United or one of the Milan sides can only decrease the team chemistry. Harry Redknapp is known for taking teams out of the bottom half and making them into a top 10 side but this will be no easy task for him as the problems for QPR are on and off the pitch.
The problem with Liverpool is completely different, they have a leader in Steven Gerrard who is the dynamo of the club. They have a world class striker in Luis Suarez who is bagged 13 goals in the Premier League and have youngsters such as Raheem Sterling who have taken the PL by storm yet they lie 9th in the table. I feel this is because Liverpool rely too much on one or two players to get them goals and they need to find a replacement for Gerrard. First things first, goals win you matches and apart from Suarez there are not many goal scorers in the Liverpool team. When you compare this to sides such as Manchester City who have more goal scorers on their substitute bench. The realistic goal for Liverpool is to be in the top 6 and if they are lucky then qualify for the Champions League but for this to happen they need a couple more goal scorers. The other reason I feel Liverpool are struggling is because they have not been able to cope with Gerrard being a deep lying midfielder which means he is no longer a box to box midfielder. Therefore, he will not score 10-15 goals a season which he used to 3 or 4 years ago. Due to this, Liverpool have not replaced him with any midfielder and with only one fit striker at the club the future is not looking too bright for them. The one thing that can save them is the transfer window and there are strong rumours of signing Daniel Sturridge which can work but only time can tell. All in all, the two teams will be busy in the next few weeks and Good Luck to Harry because he needs it the most.
Friday, 27 August 2010
One of the other bowlers can't seem to find line and length
There are overcast conditions
Much easier way to regulate the pace attack from different ends
Even thought the points I have stated don't seem like much to bring in a third seamer but it could change the momentum of the game. In the three test matches played there were 80 wickets taken in total, 27 wickets were taken by fast bowlers. More often then not the wickets were of crucial batsmen and the maximum amount of overs bowled by a seamer was only 28 over. I know that 28 overs is a lot, nearly a session but when you compare it to maximum amount of over bowled by a spinner was 78 overs. The question for most teams is that where does the third seamer come from, well I think the teams must go with two spinners so a batsmen has to make way. 6 batsmen (including a wicketkeeper) are more than enough on sub-continental pitches and there are statistics to prove that. In the three tests the total amount of runs scored were 4094 and 51 runs were scored for every wicket taken so this means that for a team to get bowled out they will score a grand total of 510 runs therefore it is not a problem to go into a test with 6 batsmen. This is where an all rounder comes into play as he could get valuable runs and take valuable wickets. If you look at most sides this is what they have such as:
Australia: Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, KGT Prasad
England: Stuart Broad
South Africa: Morkel Brothers
This is why it is more than important for teams to go into matches with a third pace bowler and it will have to be a risk taken by teams to stay on top, especially India who don't have a genuine all rounder.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Well, it's all to do with individuality; Rooney, Messi, and Ronaldo, all combined, scored one goal between them and their respective teams did not make it past the Quarter-Finals. Is this a mere coincidence?
Teams with unknown players, such as Ghana and Uruguay, played more exciting football because they had a better team cohesion, unlike Portugal, England, and France who just had strong line-ups. An example of a good team cohesion is Germany, who were written off at the start of this World Cup. However, they have made it to the Semi-Finals looking like the team to beat. Germany started the campaign with arguably their best player injured and sitting out (Ballack). The coach, Joachim Löw, still believed that despite having a young and inexperienced team, the right spirit and motivation will help them succeed in the World Cup. As you can tell, to win the World Cup a team needs more than just talent and big names; a team needs a good leader, joint effort, and a winning mentality. Luck also needs to be taken into consideration even though it is not something that can be manipulated. Put all this into a campaign and you will eventually be the undisputed winner.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
A balanced diet is eating the right amount of foods from all the food groups. There should be no shortage or excess of the amount of intake. A balanced diet consists of the five main food groups which are:
1. Carbohydrates (make energy)
2. Protein (helps in growth and repair)
3. Fats (for energy and warmth)
4. Fruits and Vegetables (Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre)
5. Milk and Dairy ( Protein, Minerals and Fats)
The carbohydrates in your diet are the most essential for energy and you get them from potatoes, rice, pasta and they should be 45-50% of your daily food intake. Proteins are needed for repairing the cells plus growing new ones and you can find proteins in dairy products, meat, fish and they should be 20-25%. The rest of the 30% are made up of fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre; you can get fats from dairy products, nuts and meat. The best sources for vitamins, minerals and fibre are from vegetables and fruits.
When balanced diet comes to sport then it is more crucial because the demands of sport on an individual's body is a lot as he/she needs all the nutrients in his/her diet. The best way to get the nutrients are from food but if this isn't possible then other supplements are also beneficial.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Energy + P + ADP
As we need energy we look to move to another system which is called the ATP-PC system. This system doesn’t use oxygen or produce lactic acid therefore it’s said to be alactic anaerobic. Behind very short, powerful movements such as the 100m sprint this is the primary system. This system lasts for 8-10 seconds for a normal person but can get better (not by much) if you train it. A sporting example for this system is a 100m sprint as the elite finish the race within 10 seconds therefore they rely on this system to supply them with sufficient energy to last the race.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Everything at the moment sounds fine for test cricket but the hype of the IPL is so huge that every young cricketer would want to play for Mumbai Indians rather than India. Therefore the next few years for test cricket is very important as it will tell where test cricket lies in the cricketing world. So will IPL turn over test cricket, only time will tell.