Brian Kidd: City Have the Best squad in the league

Brian Kidd: City Have the Best squad in the league

Hong Kong – Manchester City have brought Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas and Stefan Jovetic. The presence of the trio of new players, City are believed to have the best squad in the Premier League.

On the market this summer, City have spent more than 80 million pounds ($ 1.23 trillion) to recruit four new players. The first is a Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho.

Then, the City brought Negredo and Navas from Sevilla to cost 34.9 million pounds. Negredo, who scored 25 goals last season in La Liga, plotted as a replacement for Carlos Tevez move to Juventus while Navas will add strength to the midfield ‘Manchester Blue’.

Lastly, City landed Jovetic from Fiorentina to cost 22 million pounds. Montenegro’s young players have become pillars of the Italian club’s players in the last two seasons and is expected to fill the place left by Mario Balotelli.

All three players was on display in the City pre-season tour in Hong Kong. Assistant team manager Brian Kidd was convinced they were able to take City in the Premier League champions again and go far in the Champions League next season.

“They looked very excited. They look very talented and obviously will make an impact,” believe Kidd was quoted as saying by The Sun.

“In the Premier League and Champions League you need four strikers (plus Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko-red) so you can membua alternative. I would not swap our squad with any team in the Premier League.”

RD Bring U-23 Players to Fight Chelsea

RD Bring U-23 Players to Fight Chelsea

National Team Agency (BTN) released the list of Indonesia’s squad for the exhibition match against Chelsea at the Bung Karno Main Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (25/7). A total of 22 players called up to face Frank Lampard et al.
Indonesian squad against Chelsea in contrast to the previous two games, each against Arsenal and Liverpool. In such a position coach, Rahmat Darmawan plotted to deal with the team name Indonesia BNI All-Stars.
Existence RD, greeting Rahmat Darmawan, not without cause. BTN is specializing match against Chelsea, to give opportunity to the U-23 national team players, who trained RD. A total of 11 U-23 national team players will be included, while the remaining 11 are senior national team players.
The players BNI Indonesia All-Stars lodged at Hotel JW Marriot. According to the plan, the players will be doing exercises on field Soetasoma 77, Halim Perdana Kusuma, Monday (22/7) evening. It became the first practice for penggawa Indonesia, before on 23 and 24 July, Rahmat Darmawan foster children in SUGBK practice. [Bnt]
The following 22 players BNI Indonesia All-Stars:
1. Kurnia Meiga Story – Arema
2. Hasim Kipuw – Arema
3. Sanjaya Pellu Ahmad Rizki – PBR
4. Bayu Sanggiawan Slot – Persisam
5. Egi Melgiansyah – Arema
6. Rashid Assahid Bakri – PSM
7. Andik Vermansyah – Persebaya 1927
8. Hendra Adi Bayauw – Semen Padang
9. Syamsir Alam – DC United
10. Agung Supriyanto – Persijap Jepara
11. Seftia Hadi – Mitra Kukar
12. Muhamad Roby – Persisam
13. Victor Chukwuekezie Igbonefo – Arema
14. Raphael Guillermo Eduardo Maitimo – Mitra Kukar
15. Ruben Karel Sanadi – Roma
16. Ahmad Bustomi – Mitra Kukar
17. Ferdinand Sinaga – Persisam
18. Titus Bonai – Semen Padang
19. Ajisaka – PSS
20. Purwaka Yudhi – Arema.
21. Hamka Hamsah – Mitra Kukar
22. Greg Nwokolo – Arema

Cycling-Armstrong says French findings on doping are no surprise

Cycling-Armstrong says French findings on doping are no surprise

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong said he was not surprised by a French Senate inquiry’s findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booster EPO because virtually all riders at that time cheated and told lies.

 “I am not surprised,” the disgraced Tour winner told Cyclingnews. “As I have said, it was an unfortunate era for all of us and virtually all of us broke the rules, and lied about it.”

The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping, called for cycling to address its doping past in a “collective and co-operative manner”.

“If we don’t come together, have the conversation and draw a line in the sand and then move on, we’re all screwed,” he said.

Armstrong admitted having taken performance-enhancing drugs in January and was stripped of the Tour titles he won from 1999 to 2005 after the United States Anti-Doping Agency said it had uncovered a sophisticated doping programme.

 Armstrong did not compete in 1998 because he was battling cancer but the French Senate inquiry, published on Wednesday, named him as testing positive for EPO in 1999.

 Italian Marco Pantani, who won the Tour in 1998 and died of a drug overdose in 2004, and Jan Ullrich of Germany, who finished second in 1998, were among those named in the 918-page report compiled by a parliamentary group who called for a “truth and reconciliation” commission (TRC) to be created to lift the veil of silence on illegal practices.

 Since Armstrong confessed to doping on the Oprah Winfrey show in January he has called for a truth and reconciliation programme on several occasions.

 WADA, the world anti-doping agency, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and national federations have been wary of the suggestion, although UCI presidential candidate Brian Cookson has appeared open to the suggestion of Armstrong sharing his past.

Armstrong continued: “I have not been contacted by anyone. I suspect in many ways they (WADA) are afraid of a TRC as it would fly in the face of the now famous talking point ‘the most sophisticated doping programme in the history of the world’.”

Asked if the Senate’s findings would benefit the sport, Armstrong told Cyclingnews: “I don’t know. I really don’t.

“I’d like to think that there is some good in all this but from my perspective, sitting here today, there has been nothing but damage done to the sport.” (Reporting by Mike Collett; Editing by Clare Fallon)

Ten greatest athletes in Kansas City sports history

Ten greatest athletes in Kansas City sports history

While the history of sports in Kansas City is largely tied to the Chiefs (NFL) and the Royals (MLB), the narration is threaded much deeper than the names on the front of the jerseys. The “team first” mantra will always ring true, however, there are some athletes that are Considered the anchors for their colleagues, Organizations, cities and even generations.
Though not as vast as some of the bigger cities of the – oftentimes resulting in an astronomical popularity – Kansas City has seen some of the best call it home.

Here are the 10 most beloved athletes of professional sports in Kansas City history.
Who sits atop this list for you?
* List is in alphabetical order
* List includes only athletes; no coaches or owners INVOLVED
Nate “Tiny” Archibald (Kings, 1972-76)
His nickname may be “Tiny,” but he had a big game. With the Kings / Omaha Kings, Archibald enjoyed some of his best years in the NBA.

In the 1972-73 season, his first year with the Kings, the point guard averaged 34 points and 11.4 assists per game – leading the league in both categories. In fact, Archibald Became one of the rare players to lead the NBA in both assists and points in one season.
With the Kings, Archibald was a three-time All-Star, and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.

George Brett (Royals, 1973-93)

The unequivocal leader of the Royals during their glory days of the 1970s and 1980s, Brett’s name is synonymous with Kansas City sports – even leading the team to its lone World Series title over cross-state rival, the St.. Louis Cardinals, in 1985.
Having played his entire career with the Royals, the Hall-of-Fame third baseman is also the franchise leader in most major statistical categories.

Brett stayed in the Kansas City area following his playing days and has always been closely tied to the organization. He was named the team’s interim hitting coach Earlier this season.

Len Dawson (Chiefs, 1963-75)

Not originally a member of the Chiefs, Dawson’s career did not really get going until joining the Dallas Texans five years into his professional football days. The franchise moved to Kansas City one year later, and the rest is history.
Dawson led the Chiefs to two Super Bowl appearances, losing the very first one to the Green Bay Packers and winning the franchise’s lone Super Bowl title three years later against the Minnesota Vikings. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.
His close connection to the organization and the city after his player career keeps Dawson’s name among Kansas City’s elite.

Tony Gonzalez (Chiefs, 1997-2008)

Though Gonzalez is now a member of the Atlanta Falcons, he will be best remembered for his days donning Chiefs’ red at Arrowhead Stadium – at least in the eyes of Kansas Citians.
Gonzalez has made the best-tight-end-ever argument an open-and-shut case, having tallied 1,242 receptions for 14.268 yards and 103 touchdowns – all records for his position. These numbers, however, make it imperative to include his name among the greatest pass-Catchers of all time, Regardless of position. The 16-year veteran ranks second in catches, seventh in receiving yards and sixth in touchdown receptions in NFL history.
Even though he did not get a postseason victory until joining the Falcons, Gonzalez will forever be

Easy Steps On How You Can Build Your Own Toy Train Table

Easy Steps On How You Can Build Your Own Toy Train Table

Measuring the area, considering the top, checking for the table legs, then constructing are the steps you need in building your own toy train table

Making train models is an engaging hobby. You can focus more in building when you have the best workplace to do it. You would need a toy train table. To make one for your own, follow these steps.

Measure the area

You need to decide first the right area in which you want to build your table for model trains. You might want to build it in your living room, your study room , or simply in your bedroom. Measure the space in which you want to have it built, taking consideration the width and the height fo the table. Also take note on the location of the windows and the ventilation for the reasons of safety and comfort, as well as the location of the electrical outlet.

Consider the table top

decide on what kind of top you want to have your table with. Working with model trains in an area with many other furnitures and stuff or near a doorway can be inconvenient at times. In these locations, you can have the table top in sections to have more freedom in movements and convenience. Have the center open to allow access on every side of your train layout.

Check for the table legs and apron

Select the type of legs that supports your toy train table. The sugegsted height of the legs is about 28 to 30 inches but it all depends upon your preference, if you plan on having a large table, braces are to be considered. You can get your custom-made table legs in any hardware or home improvement shop in your locality. For a more personalized touch, you can create your own table legs. Also get an apron, it give your table a more stylish look and allows you to attach the legs and braces more securely. To build this part of your table, you can use a 1×6.

Construct the table

After getting the detailed list of measurements, you can now purchase all the things you need in making the table. You can get wood and other supplies from your local home improvement shops. To have a more stronger base of support, use screws. After construction, finish it off with a paint job or a simple varnishing.

A nice table is good for any workplace. Once done in constructing your very own toy train table, you can now focus in working with your model trains.

Guardado unsure Soldado will stay at Valencia

Guardado unsure Soldado will stay at Valencia

Valencia winger Andres Guardado is unsure where Roberto Soldado will be plying his trade next season amidst interest fromTottenham.

The north London club has become increasingly confident it can seal a deal for Soldado, with the player considering submitting a transfer request to speed up his exit from Los Che.

And Mexican winger Guardado has added fuel to the fire by admitted his doubt regarding whether the prolific striker will still be at the Mestalla next season.

Guardado told Marca: “I haven’t been able to speak to [Soldado] since the Confederations Cup but I don’t know whether he’ll go or stay.

“That’s not something I can manage myself, but I wish him the best anywhere. Iif he is here, then all the better since Soldado is a great player, our goalscorer and an important part of this team.”

Reports in Spain suggest Soldado has already agreed a salary package worth just over 3 million euros-per-year to play at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to strengthen his strikeforce this summer, and has already missed out on David Villaand Christian Benteke, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe his only recognized first-team frontmen.

Forklift Battery Chargers Are Valuable For Transportation Business

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