Premier League Manchester United vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:10 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Premier League Manchester United v Liverpool Manchester United Liverpool The rivalry between the two clubs continues this Saturday as Jose Mourinho’s men host Jurgen Klopp and his team in the early kick-off Manchester United and Liverpool will lock horns at Old Trafford on Saturday in a fixture which will have a say in who finishes second in the Premier League this season.Second-place United come into the tie having come from behind at Crystal Palace to win 3-2 and currently sit two points above Jurgen Klopp’s side. Liverpool are on a three-game winning streak in the Premier League but were held to a 0-0 draw by Porto on Tuesday in the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between the two sides, but who will come out on top in this one? Game Man Utd vs Liverpool Date Saturday March 10 Time 12:30 GMT / 07:30 ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBC Sports Live fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Main Event and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Man Utd players Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, Pereira Defenders Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Matic, McTominay, Gomes Forwards Martial, Rashford, Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Sanchez Mourinho is tasked with finding a formula for his array of attacking outlets and could initially shape up with a midfield diamond, as he did against Chelsea, though he is likely to opt for a 4-3-3 formation.United will be without Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind for the game, while Anthony Martial missed Monday’s win at Palace and is unlikely to return to the starting XI this time round.Potential Man Utd XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; McTominay, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Alexis Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Woodburn, Paulinho Forwards Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke, Brewster Liverpool will line up with the the front trio which has served them so well this season; Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will play either side of Roberto Firmino.The game will come too soon for Georginio Wijnaldum, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will return to the starting XI after being rested against Porto in the week.Potential Liverpool XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Can; Salah, Firmino, ManeBetting & Match Odds United are slight favourites to win the game, with dabblebet pricing them at 13/8. Liverpool are 7/4 to win the game and a draw is 23/10.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Saturday’s game could hardly mean more for both sides. The rivalry between the two clubs is a bitter one, and this time round the meeting could determine which of the two clubs finishes above the other come the end of the season.Manchester City are runaway leaders this term with United and Liverpool directly below them in the Premier League table. United have won 10 of their last 13 Premier League home games against the Reds, losing in 2008-09 and 2013-14, and drawing last season.And while few teams go to Old Trafford and win, the Anfield outfit will be confident in picking up a result, such is their strength in front of goal.Only City have scored more goals than Klopp’s side, though the Reds have scored more times on the road than any other side in the English top tier.Liverpool have also already booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals, too, while United play their second leg against Sevilla just three days after they host their Merseyside opponents.The fixture promises to kick the weekend’s Premier League fixtures off with a bang on Saturday afternoon as the rivalry between the two sides continues. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Entering the 2018 season, many expected that with a new quarterback and questions about who would step up as WR1, OSU would ride seasoned veteran running back Justice Hill like a workhorse. After all, Hill ended his 2017 campaign looking like a potential Heisman candidate, rushing for over 120 yards in three of his last five games and amassing 130 (!!) total touches during that stint.That was the expectation. Reality was much different. In the season-opener, he logged 10 carries for 122 yards rushing, one reception for 22 yards receiving, and one total TD. Efficient. In the next two nonconference games, he averaged 12 carries for 77.5 yards rushing per game, 0.5 receptions, 5.5 yards receiving and 1.5 touchdowns per contest. It’s nonconference play, I remember saying to myself. Just wait until they unleash him on the big dogs in the Big 12.As usual, I was wrong. Over the next seven league games — before his season ended after an injury suffered against OU — Hill was essentially put on a load management plan a la Kawhi Leonard. As opposed to Hill’s sophomore season where he’d averaged a whopping 25.4 touches per game in conference play, Hill in 2018 was downgraded to only 19.3 touches per game in league play — a number that is misleading about his usage when you consider it was buoyed by big-usage games against Texas (26 touches), Kansas (32 touches!) and Iowa State (25 touches).The motivation for such a reel-back was clear: Hill was an NFL prospect, and at a position like running back where tread on the tires pre-professional career matters, OSU opted to use him sparingly while Chuba Hubbard got major reps and other backups could split time.That’s why despite reason for optimism about Chuba Hubbard — optimism like totally-not-insane suggestions that he may, in fact, be better than his predecessor — we may want to pump the brakes on Chuba Hubbard.Look, I think Hubbard is a bonafide star. I think he’s the best running back in the Big 12. I think he could run for 1,500 yards this season.I also think there’s a chance he may not get the opportunity to do so.Hubbard was so good down the stretch of 2018 providing relief for Hill and subsequently supplanting him during injury that he firmly planted himself on the NFL radar. Another breakout season, and poof, he could vanish into the fourth round with ease. Or third. Or second ….He really was that good. Now here’s the kicker, though, and it’s an important one: Hill had to sign off on his decreased workload. In fact, I’ve been told that the idea of such a thing may have been floated by Hill himself to OSU’s staff. Because let’s think about this. Would OSU’s coaches willingly ride a first-year starting QB even through some, shall we say, bumpy times last season if they could have just stuck the ball in Hill’s gut and told him to go average 5.9 yards per carry? Would they intentionally decrease his stellar and efficient workload to try and make sure Taylor Cornelius could get all his reps? Cornelius was a fifth-year senior, so that strategy seems like it’d only be useful if he was 18 and not 28.Maybe the answer is yes, but I’m not totally buying it. The whole idea of making a QB more comfortable centers on decreasing his workload, which you do by giving it to your best running back (Justice) or by relying on your defense to win games (lol).So maybe Hubbard could emerge a star in 2019. I’m betting (not monetarily, but mentally) on it. But if Hubbard comes to the same realization that Hill did a year ago — that perhaps his best path to becoming an NFL player and maximizing the longevity of that career centers on a load management-like program — then perhaps we should hold off before penciling him in as the next All-American tailback to come through Stillwater. Or perhaps more optimistically, Hubbard, like Kawhi, will be so good that time spent on the field even on a load management plan is good enough to bring a championship.
A new study conducted by Good.Must.Grow has found consumers are apt to like and buy products from socially responsible companies – but they also question the claims of corporations who say they are committed to the greater good.In the poll of 1,015 Americans, nearly a third of respondents claimed to have sought out socially responsible companies and a quarter said they avoided buying products from a company specifically because it wasn’t socially responsible. A majority (60%) of the study participants said buying goods from socially responsible companies was important to them, though a good deal tended to trump that consideration.That’s good news for those of us pitching cause partnerships to companies. But it’s important to bear in mind another finding: Consumers are skeptical too, and 63% only sometimes trust a company’s claims that it is socially responsible.It’s important for nonprofits and companies to build trust with the right partnerships. Here’s my advice:1. Find the fit. Consumers are more likely to believe and embrace a company’s cause-related efforts if they’re reasonably aligned with their brand. For example, an athletic footwear brand is a better fit for anti-obesity sports programs than a fast food company. Seek out companies with values aligned with your nonprofit.2. Show the money. Make sure your corporate partner practices complete and total transparency about the cause-related efforts. How many dollars went where, to what end? Help consumers see the resulting impact on real world problems.3. Walk the talk. Choose a company that shows it’s a good corporate citizen in how it treats its employees, customers, suppliers, etc. Cause-related efforts that are strictly advertising ploys will spark skepticism. Consumers can smell crass corporate self-interest a mile away.The bottom line? Find the right partner so consumers will embrace the partnership.
Fundraising Software Can Help You Launch Your Next Fundraising EventIn 2013, more than $20 billion was received by non-profits in the form of online donations. The fundraising software that your organization uses can make it easy for donors to give, thereby increasing the success of your event fundraising, or it can be a roadblock if it frustrates donors when they try to make a contribution.Online Fundraising Tools Make Non-Profit Event Management Simpler and More ProfitableEvent fundraising is a great way to raise money while engaging with donors and building community. Engaging supporters in a positive experience with your organization reassures them that they are supporting a good cause and inspires additional giving.Share the Love—Publicly Appreciate Your DonorsOne of the main reasons that donors stop supporting non-profits is lack of communication from the organization resulting in a feeling that their contribution is not appreciated. Hosting an event provides a fantastic opportunity to interact with donors and express appreciation.If you have speakers, take the opportunity to showcase donors by asking them to speak about why they support your organization. Their enthusiasm will have a strong influence on their peers at the event, but you don’t have to let it stop there. Social media gives you a way to post their pictures, along with quotes, to spread their message of support to those who are not at the event.A fun way to really show your donors how much you appreciate them is to make a wall of fame with their names on it, or better yet, a red carpet photo booth. Making them feel like VIPs will make the event fun for them and they will be happy to share the pictures with their friends. You should also share the pictures on your website and in social media. (Plan in advance by reviewing your organization’s publicity policies and having release forms ready if necessary.)Incorporate Fundraising Software with Your Event to Increase DonationsEvent fundraising traditionally centers on ticket sales and the live event, but there are several ways to use fundraising software to encourage additional donations.Mobile Donations: An increasing number of people are making their donations with mobile devices. Supporters will be feeling strongly connected to your cause at the event. Some people think ahead and bring checkbooks to non-profit events, but many don’t, so remind them that they can make donations right then and there with their mobile devices.Memberships and Recurring Donations: Online banking and mobile devices make it easy to set up a recurring donation or pay for a membership on the spot. Take advantage of the generosity inspired by an event to get donors to sign up for these forms of long-term support.Additional gifts: Non-profit fundraising software can help increase donations even before the event. When you send out invitations or reminders to purchase tickets online, be sure to make it easy to make an additional donation. Donors who know they will donate more than the ticket price may want to make an additional donation right then, and it also allows those who will not attend the event to make a donation.Since 2001, Network for Good has helped over 100,000 nonprofit organizations raise more than $1 billion online. To discuss how we can help you get the most out of your fundraising efforts, contact us today or call 1-888-284-7978 x1.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 2, 2013March 13, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)PATH and Merck for Mothers are hosting a webinar next Wednesday, April 10 at noon (EDT) to present the findings of PATH and Merck for Mothers’ year-long collaboration to identify innovations with the greatest potential to impact women’s health and lead a discussion on the importance of new technologies. Panelists will include Priya Agrawal, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, Claudia Harner-Jay, Chief Commercialization Officer at PATH and PATH Analytics Commercialization Officer Tara Herrick.From PATH and Merck for Mothers:During this one hour webinar, panelists will:Share the technology assessment methodology.Demonstrate PATH’s new technology assessment tool which can help innovators, funders, and others compare maternal health innovations in various stages of developmentIntroduce the findings from the year-long assessment of nearly 40 technologies.Respond to questions. To register for the webinar, click here.Share this:
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 22, 2014November 4, 2016By: Shrey Desai, Research Coordinator at SEWA RuralClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Could you give us an overview of your work as it pertains to maternal health and/or mHealth?SEWA Rural is a voluntary organization with over three decades of experience of working with Community Health Workers (CHWs). Over last decade, our CHWs have been instrumental in reducing the maternal mortality ratio and neonatal mortality rate by 78% and 38% respectively across our project areas in Gujarat.Within maternal health, where do you see mHealth as having the highest impact or highest potential for impact?One of the important uses of mHealth solutions is to improve performance of CHWs. However, programs aimed at improving performance may experience a “burn-out” after initial enthusiasm. Therefore, managing the change in working environment of CHWs (with the introduction of mHealth) is critical to make mHealth acceptable and attractive to them on sustained basis. For that to happen, we need to understand what CHWs want and how their needs can be met using mHealth solutions while we focus on improving their performance.How can mHealth initiatives geared towards improving maternal health better address the needs of end users?To facilitate scale up and to improve health outcomes, we make mHealth attractive to end users such as CHWs. The first step would be to listen to them, understand their motivations and experiment with them as equal partners. Our grassroots work with CHWs has taught us that motivations of CHWs include timely payment of performance based incentives, regular replenishment of supplies, recognition for good work, respectful behavior and opportunity to learn and grow. These were some of the requirements that we tried to fulfill while developing and implementing a new mobile phone application called “ImTeCHO” which ultimately aims to increase performance of CHWs.ImTeCHO has digitized measuring CHW performance, which has helped to pay CHWs using performance-based incentives so that they now receive timely payment. We recognize good performance of a particular CHW by sending weekly “CHW of the week” story to all CHWs through ImTeCHO application; this inspires other lesser-performing CHWs to improve their performance so that she could be next “CHW of the week”. A facilitator calls every CHW once a month to congratulate good performance and motivate lesser performing CHWs in respectful manner.How has mHealth strengthened the delivery of your maternal health programs and how has this impact been measured? The measures mentioned above have resulted in high uptake and acceptability of ImTeCHO among CHWs. Community health workers are now more comfortable with dispensing medicines to treat sick women and children because ImTeCHO provides information about the drug customized for the client. This makes the CHW feels more empowered and makes local government health staff replenish their supplies more regularly due to higher demand. Most importantly, we have continued to listen to CHWs and improvise ImTeCHO‘s application and implementation model through iterative cycle and action leaning over last 10 months. We have created a small mHealth laboratory in 45 villages with the CHWs, local government heath staff, and investigators as partners.On an average, our CHWs have logged in ImTeCHO application 90% of working days and completed 75% of assigned tasks consistently over last 10 months. There has been no attrition among CHWs and none of them have stopped using the mobile phone application. There are numerous reports of previously poorly performing CHWs now making better efforts and doing so enthusiastically.Do you have an opinion on the role mHealth can play to improve maternal health? What do you see as the biggest advantages of mHealth? The limitations? If you are interested in submitting a blog post for our ongoing guest blog series on mHealth for Maternal Health, please email MHTF Research Assistant Yogeeta Manglani at firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:
Creative innovation drives WER’s individual giving. With limited resources, innovation was the critical component for WER achieving its individual giving goal.“We have some individual giving throughout the year, punctuated by special events organized by board members or people from the community who want to host events as fundraisers for us. We recently had a scavenger hunt hosted by loyal supporters. A woman called and said, ‘How can I help,’ and we came up with some ideas,” Melanie said.“We depend on Network for Good as our online donation platform for all individual giving.This incredible tool makes gift sources so easy to track!” They needed to do something different to bring (and keep) donors close. The solution? Sharing beneficiary stories and photos. According to Melanie, “developing a portfolio of clear, succinct, moving stories is one of our main methods of reinvigorating our new donor base and bringing lapsed donors back on board.”“We laid the groundwork over a series of months before the recent annual appeal (our launch). I gathered stories and shared with them with Denise so she could determine the best ways to use them. At the same time, we worked hard to expand our email list, reaching back to donors who had given in years past but had fallen off our radar,” Melanie said. Story gathering and sharing for WER is tough, with legal and ethical privacy challenges looming large. The West End Residences’ team takes this challenge seriously. “We work with several different groups of residents, each with their perspective on privacy. We try to find the residents who are willing either to be seen in a photo or featured in a story,” Melanie noted.“Others, like our residents who are survivors of domestic violence, understandably don’t want their photos used,” Melanie said.Regardless of the approach, no resident’s photo is used without his or her written permission. “We use stock photos to protect our residents’ privacy and anonymity unless we have specific consent from them. Some of our residents, particularly our LGBT youth and our young mothers, have endured a great deal of trauma. It’s imperative that they are comfortable sharing their images and with how they’re represented, if they’re represented publicly,” Denise said.Melanie and Denise also constantly assess if there are ethical reasons (or concerns shared by their colleagues) NOT to use a particular story or photo. For example, Denise often edits stories and/or changes residents’ names to shield their identities or to relate more authentically to West End’s social media audience. When I saw the unforgettable stories and photos that West End Residences (WER) made the heart of its annual campaign, I had to learn more. West End’s short-form stories and warm photos stand out so dramatically among the avalanche of asks I receive, and I wanted share the secrets of their success with you. Thanks to Melanie Meadows, West End’s Development Director, and Social Media Marketing Coordinator Denise Balcarcel (an independent contractor), who created this memorable campaign, for sharing their know how! WER shares stories and photos across campaigns and channels, with a focus on social media WER relies on a highly-targeted direct mail campaign complemented by an email series to reach donors. Leading up to the recent annual appeal, WER increased the frequency of its e-newsletter from quarterly to monthly, integrating one to two stories into each release. This edition features Tai’s journey to develop a career in film. This one covers Oumou’s path from homelessness to building her culinary career. This consistent use of beneficiary stories across channels and campaigns is striking, memorable, and motivates giving.One secret to WER’s social media success is strategically using each channel to maximize results: “We took a hard look at how our supporters and prospects use each social channel, and prioritized from there for our Annual Appeal. We knew Facebook was important despite the challenge of their volatile analytics and ever-changing algorithm. However,it’s incredibly difficult for small-to-mid-size nonprofits like ours to run successful campaigns and expand their visibility on Facebook, because the platform is rapidly becoming pay-to-play“That’s why Twitter quickly evolved into our stronghold. It’s is an important channel for us and other organizations serving society’s most vulnerable. It’s a straightforward, yet effective, way to reach your audience with a variety of content in short bursts, and I’m thrilled with the personal level of interaction and reach that we’ve cultivated with our Twitter community,” Denise said.Since evolution is baked into social media, Denise continues to experiment with current and new channels. For example, she expanded West End’s social presence from Twitter and Facebook in 2011 to include Google Plus, LinkedIn, and most recently, Instagram. According to Denise, “I saw potential on every platform we’ve migrated onto, and I’ve been very pleased with our ROI. In addition to Twitter, we receive a great deal of interaction on LinkedIn and Instagram, which is very exciting.”Right now, Denise is most excited by the potential that Instagram has to offer WER: “Instagram is so visual and holds a lot of potential for us, especially since the platform released stories and expanded video options. I’m researching how to utilize resident stories in a video format while simultaneously protecting our residents’ anonymity,” she says.Strong stories and memorable photos have engaged donors like no previous campaign.“The work that we’ve done over the past several months on sharing residents’ stories has definitely generated first-time donors. I do believe that’s because of our focus on telling stories, especially via social media,” says Melanie.Now Melanie and Denise are looking forward to using the residents’ stories and photos in ways beyond engaging donors. Do you have any ideas for them? Share your suggestions in the comments section. Lean team generates impressive results.Melanie and Denise lead the fundraising and communications activities that fuel West End Residences’ mission: to empower New York City’s most vulnerable and underserved populations. West End’s annual operating budget is a bit over $3 million.Melanie is West End’s solo fundraiser. She’s responsible for raising $350,000 annually via grants and individual giving. She also handles grants research and writing (her heaviest load), individual fundraising campaigns, and special events. Denise works closely with Melanie to support fundraising and communications with social media, as does West End’s webmaster.“We have the administrative offices with seven employees, plus each of the residences with social worker staff, case managers, and others. All in all, we have 65 full-time and five part-time staff members,” says Melanie.Despite having a small team, the results of WER’s most recent annual campaign are impressive: they shattered their goal by over $5,000, bringing in a total of $45,802.
What’s the secret to attracting major donors? Join us for our webinar, Every Fish Can Become a Whale: Major Donor Fundraising, to find out! We’re thrilled to have special guest G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL, join us. President and Founder of the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation, G.C. will share the strategies he and his team use for finding, acquiring, and recognizing major donors. Keep reading for a special one-on-one with G.C.G.C. founded the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2014, ICE Foundation is driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.G.C. is an attorney specializing in association management, nonprofit optimization, and fundraising. He is nationally recognized for his volunteer work and for his legal acumen. G.C.’s consulting involves innovative strategies which enable nonprofits to develop transformational effectiveness. With a keen focus on a broad range of cutting-edge techniques, G.C. has helped multimillion dollar trade associations and nonprofits breathe new life into their organizations and see increases in revenue and membership, as well as efficiencies in resource outputting.Q&A with G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPLTell me a little about the ICE Foundation? The Innovative Community Engagement Foundation, affectionately known as the “ICE” Foundation, emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. As an attorney focused on governmental affairs, nonprofit management, and business enterprising, I wanted to provide a platform for individuals, especially my fellow Millennials, to get involved in their communities without having to deal with some of the red tape that we’ve seen in other organizations.What are some ways you recommend nonprofits find and retain major donors?Major donor prospecting can happen in a myriad of ways. There are some basic things you can do to get a global understanding of your community and the community of donors around you. Fundamentally, each organization will want to define its perfect donor. In terms of prospecting for major donors, the best criteria usually is availability of discretionary income and funds. There are multiple signs of wealth, which often translates to ability to give, but a good starting point is housing. Housing in affluent neighborhoods or maintaining multiple real estate holdings are good indicators of discretionary income.You can also use SEC filing reports as a method to get a better understanding of the wealth of potential donors. Another way is to look at boards that have a give/get component that aligns with what you consider to be a major gift. Major donors are often times recognized at public events so every time you go to an event which lists donors and sponsors, save a copy of that program and find out who those donors are and who you can build a relationship with. Of course, the best way is to cultivate an existing, consistent donor to give more. Whether through a large one-time gift, spreading out a bigger gift over a period, event sponsorships, or legacy gifts. How do you get people past the fear of asking for major gifts?The first step to getting past that fear is to be able to accept rejection. The best thing I tell people is that if you don’t make the ask, you’re going to end up with the same thing that you had going into the conversation with that donor. You must be comfortable with not getting the amount you want if you’re ever going to lose that anxiety or inhibition. And if you don’t ask, you’ll never know. They may not give you the level donation you ask for, but unless you’re grossly off with the amount or style of your ask, there are very few times a donor will no longer give you what he or she originally intended. As long as you proceed with tact, then your organization has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Join our webinar, Every Fish Can Become a Whale: Major Donor Fundraising, to hear more about how G.C. and the ICE Foundation cultivate major donors.“First and foremost,” says Murray, “always listen to your major donors. Invite them to be part of your advisory council or offer an honorary seat on the board. In this way, you’re not tasking them with work, but recognizing their investment in your organization and valuing their input.”3 Secrets to Major Donor CultivationMake sure you have a donor management system so you can accurately track your donors and their participation. Align your major donors with your best staff members, volunteers, most active board members, or highest ranking board members. Pair these people up as your major donor’s primary contact for more personalized attention. Connect your best and brightest advocates to your biggest donors to further relationships and put yourself in the best position to get the major donor to donate.Constantly find ways to recognize major donors in multiple forms and fashions. Publicize them as chief sponsor for an event or program, give them VIP treatment at events, send them new merchandise as soon as it rolls out, post an interview with them on social media. For donors who wish to remain anonymous, find ways to make them feel special within your inner circle.Read more on The Nonprofit Blog
Posted on January 21, 2016October 12, 2016By: David J. Olson, Global Health Communications ConsultantClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)“How does it feel after you get an Andalan IUD?” a woman says in the opening line of a ground-breaking new TV spot in Indonesia promoting intrauterine devices to married women. “Now we can do it anytime. For sure, my husband is more content and obedient now,” she says with a mischievous smile.A second spot targeting married men poses the same question about how it feels after their wives got an IUD. “Now, every day, I just want to return home quickly,” he says with a broad grin. This deals with a widespread myth held by Indonesian men that IUDs dampen sexual pleasure.Such ads used to be unheard of in Indonesia, where family planning is normally promoted from a population control and public health perspective. Sex is never mentioned. In a country that values discretion, these commercials link IUDs with sexual pleasure and other benefits of using a long term, reversible method.DKT Indonesia, a social marketing organization launched in 1996, has been advertising its line of Andalan family planning products for several years (Andalan means reliable in Indonesian).But no one has ever made the link between modern contraception and sexual pleasure before. By encouraging IUD users to discuss how it has impacted their sex lives, DKT is rewriting the narrative that IUDs are not only reliable for family planning, but can also make sex better.“One of the myths about IUDs is that they will disrupt intercourse,” said Aditya Anugrah Putra, general manager of the Reproductive Health & Family Planning Unit of DKT Indonesia. “This is a myth that we are tackling with these new ads. Also, we utilize the male perspective in one of the ads, something that has rarely happened in terms of family planning communications in Indonesia.”So far, Putra, said, there has been no negative reaction to the ads. They have been aired since August 2015 and will continue another 12-18 months.Long-term, reversible contraceptive methods are one of the areas to be focused on by the International Conference on Family Planning, which opens Monday at Nusa Dua, Indonesia.Extreme measures were deemed necessary to promote IUDs, a highly reliable form of contraception that has not taken off in Indonesia. Indeed, the period between 1991 and 2012 reveals a long slide in popularly for the IUD from 13.3% contraceptive prevalence in 1991 to 3.9% in 2012, according to national Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).Todd Callahan, who directed the DKT Indonesia program from 2008-2015, believes that the public has started to accept IUDs more in the last few years and that the 2012 DHS obscured that fact when it started surveying unmarried women, who are less likely to use a long-acting reversible contraceptive like IUDs and implants.He also cites other data sources, like the National Socio-Economic Survey of the Central Statistics Bureau which show that IUD use as a percentage of the contraceptive method mix rebounding to 7.2% in 2011.Meanwhile, the IUD has become the second most popular contraceptive method in the world (after sterilization). DKT International has been marketing IUDs since 2000 but, in the last few years, has seen a dramatic increase in uptake, with 2.4 million units sold in 2014.“With a wide variety of sizes, configurations and mechanics of action, the IUD now offers one of the most effective (99% efficacy), cost-effective and reversible family planning options,” wrote Chris Purdy, the president of DKT International. “Indeed, the tiny IUD is worth a long second look by family planning programs that are trying to provide a low-cost, easy-to-use method with up to 12 years of protection from pregnancy.”In 2014, DKT Indonesia was the world’s largest contraceptive social marketing program in terms of numbers of couple years of protection delivered. In that same year, it provided 19% of Indonesia’s couple years of protection.It’s too early to know about any long-term effect of the TV spots but Putra says that DKT has noted a steady IUD sales growth since the campaign began. He attributes this both to DKT’s extensive midwife trainings (50,000 midwives trained since 2001) and, more recentlhy, the two IUD spots.Callahan said that these IUD advertisements have not only benefitted DKT sales but has lifted all boats, including government-run clinics.“What DKT is trying to do is to build up the market for IUDs, something that has never been done in the past decades either by government or the private sector,” said Putra. “DKT pioneered a consumer approach to promoting IUDs by utilizing non-technical and non-medical language in order to provide an attractive message for the target audiences. You can view the advertisement marketed toward women here, and the advertisement marketed toward men here.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Vincent Kompany will pass on coaching duties on matchdays after a dreadful start to his tenure as player-coach of Anderlecht.Kompany ended an 11-year association with Manchester City in May after captaining the club to an unprecedented domestic treble in English football.The 33-year-old Belgium centre-back opted for a return to his boyhood club as player-coach but an anticipated fairy tale has not got off to the anticipated start, with Anderlecht fourth bottom of the Belgian First Division with two points from four matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Friday’s trip to Genk is the start of a tough run of four matches that also includes fixtures with Standard Liege, Antwerp and Club Brugge.First-team coach Simon Davies – formerly Manchester City’s academy chief – will now lead Anderlecht from the sidelines, with Kompany functioning as captain.”As players and staff we’re trying to find which players suit the system better than some. There’s always going to be change, especially at the start,” Davies told a news conference.”We’re trying a new project here. It’s not going to happen overnight. This is a playing style that’s new to the football club.”We need some stability and one of those things that’s going to change straight away is Vinny is going to be captain from the next game. He’s going to lead the team and really concentrate on being a player on matchday.”This is one of the things that we’re going to try. We work so well as a staff during the week. Vinny and the club have a vision and we all work to it as staff. But it’s important he’s a player on match day.”If Vinny can be the best player in the league, which he is, and lead on the field and I can take the responsibility in terms of other things, how we play, if we need to change shape during the game – I will take that responsibility with the staff on the side.”We’re finding out about each other. This is a new and different situation. All we know is we’re going to be successful. This is just another step and a little bit more learning about each other.”Kompany’s commitment to a style of play akin to Guardiola’s City template has come in for criticism but Davies insists Anderlecht will not divert from their chosen path because of poor results.”He loves the club so much he wants to give everything he’s got to the club. What’s more important is he continues to be one of the players, be the leader and concentrate on matchday,” Davies added.”It’s also important that I can help and assist with that so we have a leader on the pitch and a leader on the side. Vinny can concentrate on the grass and I can focus on the tactical decisions.”What overrides this is we’re so confident it’s untrue. We want success and the fans deserve that.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Manchester United were held to a third successive Premier League match without a win as Jannik Vestergaard earned 10-man Southampton a 1-1 home draw on Saturday.Danish defender Vestergaard broke his duck for the club with a towering 58th-minute header to cancel out Daniel James’ opener.The latter had secured United an early lead with a well-taken third goal in four games but United were unable to add a second, even after Kevin Danso’s dismissal in the 73rd minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Another frustrating result for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side comes in the wake of a deflating 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and sends them into the international break on a sour note.Wales international James needed 10 minutes of his fourth top-flight appearance to draw level with Alexis Sanchez’s three-goal Premier League haul for United.The Chilean, loaned out to Inter on Thursday, would have been envious of the room gifted to James, who darted in from the left and lashed beyond Angus Gunn.Saints goalkeeper Gunn parried the 21-year-old’s next well-struck attempt, which followed an awkward Aaron Wan-Bissaka volley, and thwarted Marcus Rashford shortly after the interval.Southampton eventually mounted a period of pressure and were rewarded when Vestergaard climbed above Victor Lindelof and nodded in Danso’s cross.The odds swung back in United’s favour when, 18 minutes from time, defender Danso dived in on Scott McTominay and received a second booking.Gunn had to produce a smart save with his legs from Rashford as the away side became increasingly desperate for a winner but, aside from half-hearted appeals for a penalty when Mason Greenwood went to ground, there was little real concern for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men. What does it mean? United’s momentum waning after four matches The Red Devils seem to have quickly lost confidence since setting Old Trafford ablaze with their ruthless opening-weekend defeat of Chelsea.Performances have become steadily more subdued, culminating in an inability to see of a limited Saints side which was hamstrung by Danso’s sending off.Solskjaer has work to do.James proving a shrewd signing McTominay was solid in midfield but James supplied the sparkle for the visitors.Anthony Martial’s absence through injury thrust more responsibility on the former Swansea City star’s shoulders and he did his bit where others struggled.Danso endangers hard-working Saints Southampton had done well to find a way back into the match through Vestergaard but were made to sweat needlessly thanks to their 20-year-old loanee.Already on a yellow, it was a completely senseless decision to wipe out McTominay which could well have cost his team a hard-earned point.What’s next? United host Leicester City in their first match back after the international break on September 14, the same day as Southampton’s trip to Sheffield United. read more
The Toronto Maple Leafs have played 11 games so far this season and won five of them.To borrow a phrase from Randy Carlyle, they’ve been “just OK.”That might be good enough to temporarily hold down a playoff spot in the crowded East. But it’s not good enough for this team and where it should be headed.Regardless of the injuries to John Tavares, as well as Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott, you don’t pay Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner a combined $22 million for “just OK.” Nor do you pay Mike Babcock the highest salary in the NHL for those kinds of results.It’s early, but this team should be better. A lot better. And if it doesn’t get better, changes could be coming.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The easy target right now is Babcock, who still hasn’t gotten the team to play team defence or to “start on time.” But the person who should be shouldering the blame along with him is GM Kyle Dubas, who seems to have constructed a roster where the pieces still don’t seem to fit quite as right as he might have hoped.The Leafs have given up the first goal in eight of their 11 games. To make matters worse, they have also been outscored 15-10 in the third period. And while they are ranked sixth in goals per game (3.64) and have the eighth-best power play, they are also giving up the fifth-most shots per game and allowing eighth-most goals per game.A lot of that is on the coach. But it’s also on the personnel.Dubas took away Nazem Kadri and Ron Hainsey — and before that, allowed Leo Komarov and Matt Martin to walk — but didn’t provide Babcock with suitable replacements. This team still isn’t heavy enough.It doesn’t have defencemen who can protect leads or play below the dots. When the game gets slowed down and physical — and that’s the scouting report on how to beat the Leafs right now — Toronto has little answer for the likes of St. Louis, Washington, Boston or even Columbus.That has to be troubling for a team that is probably looking at another first-round match up against the Bruins.So what the do the Leafs do? Well, they can wait around and hope that things will change when Tavares, Hyman and Dermott are all healthy. If that doesn’t work, they can replace Babcock with Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe and hope for better results.Or they can look at moving Kasperi Kapanen, who has eight points in 11 games and an attractive $3.2-million cap hit, for someone with a little bit more sandpaper.Something has to give. If not, this team won’t get out of the first round.And no one in Toronto will be OK with that.TAKE IT OR LEAVE ITWith David Pastrnak leading all players with 10 goals in nine games, here’s another reminder that the Bruins forward is earning $6.66 million this year. Along with Winnipeg’s Mark Scheiefele ($6.125 million) and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon ($6.3 million), he remains one of the best bargains in the NHL … The worst bargain? Vancouver’s Loui Eriksson is on the books for a team-high $6 million. That’s a lot for a player who’s been a healthy scratch in eight of nine games this year … Patrick Marleau will play in his 1,500th game with the Sharks on Friday. On its own, playing that amount of hockey is pretty rare. That he’s done it with the same team is almost unheard of in today’s salary cap world. “It’s incredible,” said teammate Joe Thornton. “You’re not going to see that too, too often anymore” … Flames fans won’t like to hear that goalie Mike Smith (ranked 10th in the NHL with a 2.15 GAA) has much better numbers in Edmonton than Cam Talbot (ranked 18th with a 2.46 GAA) has in Calgary. What’s even worse is that David Rittich is ranked 33rd with a 2.85 GAA … Would anyone be opposed if the Flames and Kings played each other once a week? At the very least, can Drew Doughty and Mathhew Tkachuk please be voted to the All-Star Game — and forced to play on opposite teams?HERE’S ONE FOR YOUPutting Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner together on the same line is supposed to lead to more goals. But according to Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy, it also prevents opponents from scoring. “Those guys are special,” said McAvoy. “They play the game responsibly. I think the two of them have good sticks defensively, too, so I think that’s something that maybe sets them apart from other elite players” … Buffalo’s 24-year-old Victor Olofsson leads all rookies with six goals. But keep an eye on Vancouver’s Thatcher Demko, who has a league-best .943 save percentage after three games and is trying to become the first goalie since Steve Mason in 2009 to win the Calder Trophy … Could the 3-5-1 Sharks, who rank last in the Pacific Division, turn things around like the Blues did last season? Yes, but like St. Louis, it’s probably going to cost them a head coach in the process … Seattle has narrowed down its search for a team name to five finalists, with Sockeyes reportedly being one of them. But if they want a fish theme, I’d choose Kraken. After all, I never heard a story of a salmon ever sinking a ship.FOR WHAT IT’S WORTHToronto is 0-3 when back-up goalie Michael Hutchinson starts in the second night of back-to-back games, which might have more to do with his teammates’ energy level and the strength of the opponent than his actual play. It’s why San Jose’s Peter DeBoer sometimes plays his back-up goalie on the first night and saves his starter for the harder game that comes afterwards. “We’re going to split them in back-to-backs this year,” said DeBoer. “Who starts what end of it, a lot of things go into that.” … Jack Eichel probably isn’t ever going to make Sabres fans happy that they lost the 2015 draft lottery and a chance at selecting Connor McDavid with the No. 1 pick. But with six goals and 14 points in 10 games for the best team in the NHL, Eichel is putting to rest the idea that Buffalo might have been better off with either Marner (fourth overall) or Mikko Rantanen (10th) … The Jets have lost four of their past five games. Even more troubling is that they scored just seven goals in that span, all but one of which came from Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers and Kyle Connor … Patrik Laine has 12 points in 11 games, but I bet head coach Paul Maurice liked the winger a lot more when 75% of his offensive production wasn’t coming from assists.THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN STICKIt’s always dangerous to base end-of-year predictions on the first few weeks of the season. But I feel pretty confident in saying that Pastrnak, who ranks first in goals (10) and is tied for second in points (17) after just nine games, will remain among the top five in both categories when all is said and done.That is, as long as he stays healthy and continues to play alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on what is otherwise known as the best line in the NHL.Two years ago, Pastrnak had 35 goals and 80 points. Last season, despite missing 16 games with a thumb injury that affected his shot, he finished with 81 points in 66 games. That’s a 47-goal and 100-point pace for a player who is only 23 years old.And it’s not like they’re going in off his butt.Pastrnak went through his legs to score a power-play goal against Toronto on Tuesday night. But it’s his one-timer, which might be up there with Alex Ovechkin’s and Steven Stamkos’, where he’s found the most success.“It seems like he’s hitting it cleaner this year than at the end of last year,” said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. “I talked about his injury and maybe that affected it. I don’t know, I think missing five weeks at the end of the year, his timing was a little bit off more than his hand injury. He’s had time to work on that and get that back.”With 10 goals on 32 shots, it’s safe to assume that Pastrnak will not be able to sustain a 31.3 shooting percentage and finish with 91 goals. But 50 goals is more than possible. After all, ever since Bauer changed the colour of his trusty Nexus stick from blue to gold this year, he has been the NHL’s version of The Man with the Golden Stick.“I think last year he was on track for that. He would have been a guy that was butting up against 50 if he had kept his production up, if Marchy and Bergy had stayed healthy,” said Cassidy. “Some of it has to do with him staying healthy and his linemates staying healthy. So yes, I think he was close last year and this year it looks like he’s on the same path.”ROOKIE SCORING LEADER LOOKING FOR FIRST 5-ON-5 GOALVictor Olofsson couldn’t tell you how many power-play goals he scored last year. That’s because it never used to matter.Of course, that changed this season when he scored his first six goals with the man advantage.Suddenly, the player whom Buffalo Sabres fans have started to call “Goal-ofsson” became an NHL record-holder. Of course, it’s a record that Olofsson isn’t exactly bragging about. While he’s happy to be tied for the team lead in goals, the fact that none have come at even-strength is a sign that the 24-year-old rookie can only score when the opponent is short-handed.“It’s a little mixed emotions,” said Olofsson, who has a rookie-leading six goals and 10 points in 10 games. “You usually don’t look at how many power play goals you have and how many five-on-five goals you have, but now it’s been a main focus. Obviously, it’s fun to have a record. At the same time, I want to get that five-on-five goal.”Olofsson, who is also tied with Edmonton’s James Neal for the most power-play goals this season, might not look like the typical special teams expert. For one, he’s a rookie. Not only that, but he was drafted in the seventh round, a place where most never make it to the NHL.The ones that do tend to become fourth-line grinders or penalty-kill specialists.So how did Olofsson earn the coach’s trust so early? Well, you can credit the Sabres for that.Unlike former first-round draft pick Alex Nylander, who left Sweden for the OHL as a 17-year-old and was then rushed to the AHL immediately after being drafted, the Sabres left Olofsson in his home country for four years before finally bringing him over.By then, he was a complete player. He had played meaningful minutes on the power play alongside Toronto’s William Nylander and Los Angeles’ Adrian Kempe with MODO and also enjoyed a breakout year by scoring 27 goals with Frolunda in 2017-18.“I just think when I played in Sweden, I had a lot of time on the first power-play unit. That helped me a lot,” said Olofsson. “It’s kind of similar (to the NHL). Obviously, in Sweden you want to come off the wall a little bit so you come closer to the net. It’s not that big of a difference.”In his first season in North America, Olofsson led the Rochester Americans with 63 points and ranked among the top 10 in the AHL with 30 goals. In case you’re wondering, only nine came on the power play.Not that he was counting.POWER RANKINGS1. Colorado Avalanche7-1-1 record put to the test now that Rantanen is out week to week.2. Boston BruinsRask and Halak have a combined .935 save percentage.3. Buffalo SabresBest team in hockey has one regulation loss after 10 games.4. Edmonton OilersNHL’s top-ranked power play has scored on 35.7% of chances.5. Washington CapitalsDefenceman John Carlson leads the entire NHL with 20 points.6. Carolina HurricanesSlow start for Aho, who has three points in nine games.7. Vegas Golden KnightsHave taken the most penalties, but have also killed the most.8. Arizona CoyotesCurrently own an NHL-best 1.88 goals-against average.9. Nashville PredatorsTurris is on a four-game point streak with two goals and three assists.10. New York IslandersFollowed up 1-3-0 start with four straight wins.11. Anaheim DucksOutscored 8-2 in past two games.12. Tampa Bay LightningKucherov’s three goals and eight points are what he had at this time last year.13. Toronto Maple Leafs2-4-0 against teams that qualified for the playoffs last year.14. Winnipeg JetsHow much longer before Laine starts filling the net?15. Vancouver CanucksQuinn Hughes leads rookie defencemen with six points in nine games.16. Pittsburgh PenguinsCrosby has just one assist in his past three games.17. Calgary FlamesLindholm has one less goal (6) than Gaudreau (3), Tkachuk (2) and Monahan (2) combined.18. St. Louis BluesOne win in the past five games.19. Florida PanthersBobrovsky has gone four straight games without a regulation loss.20. Montreal CanadiensPrice has allowed just two goals in back-to-back wins.21. Columbus Blue JacketsHave picked up at least a point in each of the past five games.22. Philadelphia FlyersJames van Riemsdyk still has zero points after seven games.23. Chicago BlackhawksToews off to a slow starts, with just one goal and one assist.24. New Jersey DevilsHischier, who has no goals and two assists, scores seven-year, $50.75-million contract. 25. Los Angeles KingsDoughty, who set up the game-winner against the Jets, has 10 shots in past three games.26. San Jose SharksThree weeks in and the captain is calling out his teammates.27. Minnesota WildGM says he has “full confidence” in coach … for now.28. Dallas StarsWon back-to-back games for the first time this season.29. Detroit Red WingsFollowed up 3-1-0 start with five straight losses.30. New York RangersHave lost five in a row since starting the season with two wins.31. Ottawa SenatorsBrown leads the team in scoring (six points) despite having no email@example.com/Michael_Traikos 6 Comments Share your thoughts
Schiano, who coached Rutgers in the early-to-mid 2000s before leaving for an NFL job, reportedly left his position with the New England Patriots with the Scarlet Knights in mind.Multiple college football insiders expect Schiano to land the job if he wants it.“IF Greg Schiano wants to come back, I doubt Rutgers would go in any other direction. He turned that program from punchline to respectable & really gave the Scarlet Knights a presence locally,” Bruce Feldman tweeted.Individuals representing Rutgers have reportedly already reached out to Schiano. He’s not the only candidate, but he is the favorite at this point.Individuals representing Rutgers contacted Greg Schiano, Butch Jones & Jim Leavitt among others in past 2 weeks to gauge interest in RU job, sources told @Stadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 29, 2019Schiano coached at Rutgers from 2001-2011, winning 68 games, including nine in his final season. The Scarlet Knights went 11-2 in 2006.Rutgers hasn’t had a winning season since 2014. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)The Rutgers’ head coaching job opened up on Sunday, with the Scarlet Knights deciding to fire head coach Chris Ash.Rutgers has been a basement dweller since joining the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights went 8-32, 3-26 in the Big Ten during Ash’s three-plus seasons.Where will Rutgers turn now?According to multiple reports, there appears to be one clear favorite: Greg Schiano.
AUBURN, AL – OCTOBER 15: Jordan Reed #11 of the Florida Gators is unable to hold on to a pass against Neiko Thorpe #15 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Another day of college football is upon us. The day’s biggest game is between two highly-ranked SEC opponents. No. 7 Auburn travels to Gainesville to play the 10th ranked Florida Gators.While the teams play in different conference divisions, the winner will keep pace with other elite SEC teams like Alabama, LSU and Georgia. There’s a whole lot on the line in today’s game.No. 7 Auburn has surprised many, especially considering its QB is a true freshman. In his first-ever collegiate start, Bo Nix led a historic comeback to take down the Oregon Ducks. Since then, the Tigers have gone unbeaten. Auburn hopes to move to 6-0 on Saturday.Big road test. 😤📍 Gainesville, Fla. ⌚️ 2:30 p.m. CT🎟 @StubHub📺 @CBS🖥 https://t.co/R1bVUtuUAV📻 https://t.co/sG66PGoAzN#WarEagle x #RidefortheBrand pic.twitter.com/PX372UEYCI— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) October 5, 2019 Florida had to grind out a tough win over Miami in its season opener. The Gators are also 5-0 which includes an impressive win over Kentucky. Florida has had to adjust offensively without its veteran QB Felipe Franks who is injured and out for the season.Leading up to the game, ESPN has released its final prediction for the Auburn-Florida game. ESPN gives the Tigers a 53.2% chance to win the game as opposed to 46.8% for Florida.Like ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, the spread is also anticipating a very close game. Auburn is currently favored by 2.5 points.With two stout defensive fronts, each team will need to take care of the football, make a few big plays and capitalize on the other team’s errors. Saturday’s game will be a fun one.
The Gators are coming off of their first loss of the year at LSU, but remain right in the mix in the SEC East with Georgia losing the same weekend. Florida hung tough early on, but the Tigers continue to look like one of the very best teams in the country, pulling away for a 42-28 win.When you prepare the right way, good things will happen. pic.twitter.com/AcPgn9oPpL— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) October 15, 2019The Georgia win probably helped keep Will Muschamp’s seat cool for the time being. Following it up with a Florida win would seem to signal a true leap forward for the program.Game Time: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNSpread: Florida -5Over/Under: 47Announcers: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom LuginbillMuschamp has already announced that Hilinski will start on Saturday, which is good news for South Carolina. Since taking over early in the season for Jake Bentley, the true freshman has completed 62.8-percent of his throws for 1,028 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.Florida’s Kyle Trask also began the season as the QB2, but Feleipe Franks’ season-ending injury has thrust him into the starting job, and he’s answered the call. Trask has completed over 68-percent of his throws on the year, for 1,191 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions. While Joe Burrow’s explosion is probably the quarterback story of the SEC season, Trask has been a great story as well, and certainly helps cement Dan Mullen’s impressive rep as a quarterback guru.Both QBs will face top 20 defenses in the country, for those eyeing the under on that 47 total points number. GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 28: Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators looks on during the second quarter of a game against the Towson Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)South Carolina football was the toast of college football last weekend, landing the first real upset win over a College Football Playoff contender that we’ve seen, by knocking off Georgia in Athens. They have a big encore opportunity at home on Saturday, with the other SEC East power, Florida, coming to Williams-Brice Stadium.The Gamecocks’ defense had a coming out party, harassing Jake Fromm all afternoon. He was forced way out of his comfort zone, throwing the ball 51 times for a paltry 5.8 yards per attempt. He only connected on one touchdown and threw a career high three interceptions. Georgia’s vaunted rushing attack rolled up 173 yards, but just four yards per attempt.The win didn’t come without a cost for South Carolina. Starting quarterback Ryan Hilinski, went down during the game. He was replaced by Dakereon Joyner, who wasn’t very successful as a thrower, but made enough plays to navigate the ‘Cocks to a win in double overtime, 20-17.That win was impressive, but things won’t get substantially easier with a very motivated Florida team coming to Columbia.
BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)College GameDay was in Happy Valley on Saturday morning ahead of the big Penn State vs. Michigan game. The Nittany Lions are hosting a white-out for the Big Ten affair.Per usual, the GameDay staff made its picks for the biggest games of the week. The celebrity guest picker, Lara Spencer, also got in on the action.Spencer, a Penn State die-hard, attended the school and was actually on the diving team. She’s one of the anchors on Good Morning America on ABC.Spencer, unsurprisingly, picked Penn State to take down the Wolverines. Lee Corso also picked the Nittany Lions by donning the mascot head live on-set. Here’s what the staff picked for all the major games this week.Florida vs. South CarolinaDesmond Howard: FloridaLara Spencer: FloridaLee Corso: FloridaKirk Herbstreit: FloridaBoise State vs. BYUDesmond Howard: Boise StateLara Spencer: Boise StateLee Corso: Boise StateKirk Herbstreit: Boise StateTulane vs. MemphisDesmond Howard: TulaneLara Spencer: MemphisLee Corso: MemphisKirk Herbstreit: TulaneTemple vs. SMUDesmond Howard: SMULara Spencer: SMULee Corso: SMUKirk Herbstreit: TempleIowa State vs. Texas TechDesmond Howard: Texas TechLara Spencer: Iowa StateLee Corso: Iowa StateKirk Herbstreit: Iowa StateBaylor vs. Oklahoma StateDesmond Howard: Oklahoma StateLara Spencer: Oklahoma StateLee Corso: BaylorKirk Herbstreit: Okahoma StateNorth Carolina vs. Virginia TechDesmond Howard: Virginia TechLara Spencer: North CarolinaLee Corso: North CarolinaKirk Herbstreit: North CarolinaDuke vs. VirginiaDesmond Howard: VirginiaLara Spencer: VirginiaLee Corso: VirginiaKirk Herbstreit: VirginiaFlorida State vs. Wake ForestDesmond Howard: Wake ForestLara Spencer: Wake ForestLee Corso: Florida StateKirk Herbstreit: Florida StateArizona vs. USCDesmond Howard: USCLara Spencer: ArizonaLee Corso: USCKirk Herbstreit: USCArizona State vs. UtahDesmond Howard: Arizona StateLara Spencer: UtahLee Corso: UtahKirk Herbstreit: UtahOregon vs. WashingtonDesmond Howard: OregonLara Spencer: OregonLee Corso: OregonKirk Herbstreit: OregonMichigan vs. Penn StateDesmond Howard: MichiganLara Spencer: Penn StateLee Corso: Penn StateKirk Herbstreit: No pick, calling gamePenn State vs. Michigan will kick off at 7:30 PM on ABC.
Aaron-Wan Bissaka has set himself the target of putting in the most tackles for Manchester United each and every time he takes to the field.The 21-year-old prides himself on an ability to get stuck in, giving opposition forwards no time on the ball.Those qualities have been taken with him to Old Trafford, with United investing £50 million ($61m) in his potential when prising him away from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Wan-Bissaka has settled quickly in new surroundings and is determined to prove his worth by dominating defensive statistics under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The England U21 international told United Review: “I love tackles, man. I want to come out with the most tackles from each game; that’s my aim.”I’m not really happy when I come out of a game without many tackles. At the same time, when I look back at it, it doesn’t mean anything negative, necessarily – it might mean that the winger’s not confident to keep on coming at me, for me to have the chance to tackle him.“Wingers hate it. When I was a winger, I hated being tackled! When I attempted to beat a player and he slide-tackled me, I’d just think: ‘I don’t want to go down there again,’ and change the route, change my play, you know?”Wan-Bissaka instantly endeared himself to the United faithful with a collection of wholehearted displays in pre-season.Those efforts have been carried into the start of the 2019-20 campaign, with the youngster happy with how he has adjusted to the demands of life at Old Trafford.He added: “I just like to play my game, play without fear, do what I’m capable of doing.“Was I nervous before my debut? Nah. Me, I block it out. I know what nerves can do. Nerves keep you quiet. I’m just waiting for the game to start. I’m in the changing room, just waiting, thinking: ‘Can this game hurry up and start?’”The longer it takes, that’s when the nerves could come in, so I just want to get the waiting over and done with. I just want to get into the game, get the ball as much as possible. That stops the nerves.“Then I like to get the tackles in, because I get a lot of confidence from tackles. The fans help as well, cheering them, so, after that, I want to get into the next one, then the next one. That helps.”United will be back in Premier League action on Saturday when they play host to Wan-Bissaka’s former club Palace. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Rodrigo Becao scored a second-half header as Udinese inflicted a 1-0 Serie A defeat on AC Milan in head coach Marco Giampaolo’s first competitive game with the Rossoneri.Milan started without any of their new signings and looked devoid of attacking ideas for the majority of Sunday’s match at Dacia Arena, where they fell to Becao’s only goal of the game 72 minutes in.Giampaolo’s visitors failed to register an attempt on target in Udine, and Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma had been the busier of the two goalkeepers before the breakthrough moment in a contest that contained few clear-cut opportunities. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream A first league defeat in five matches to Udinese means a losing start for Giampaolo, whose decision to omit each of his side’s new signings backfired.Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli flicked the ball wide from a promising position and Udinese’s Kevin Lasagna miscued a shot into the stands following a poor clearance from Donnarumma in the only openings of a quiet first half.The biggest talking point before the interval came in stoppage time as Milan’s Samu Castillejo appeared to deflect a cross with his arm, but VAR adjudged that the contact was made outside the box and no penalty was given.Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora fired in the game’s first shot on target with 49 minutes played and Seko Fofana was the next to test Donnarumma with a curled strike a couple of minutes later. Donnarumma was becoming increasingly busy as he was also required to keep out Mato Jajalo’s shot with an hour on the clock, and the pressure eventually told.A minute after being brought off the bench, Rodrigo De Paul sent in an outswinging corner and Becao guided his header into the bottom-right corner on his Serie A debut.Milan pressed for an equaliser, and were frustrated when a penalty appeal was rejected. The closest either side came to another goal was when Lasagna’s shot was saved.1 – Rodrigo de Paul provided an assist with his first touch in Serie A this season, 25 seconds after coming from the bench. Decisive. #UdineseMilan— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) August 25, 2019What does it mean? New signings must be integratedGiampaolo revealed on the eve of the match he would only start the players available to him throughout the close season and as a result Milan had a familiar feel to them.With Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Leo Duarte and Franck Kessie named on the bench, the visitors looked stale throughout the match and must massively improve if they are to break back into the top four.|Teething problems as our season opener ends in defeatEsordio amaro in questa #SerieATIM 2019/20#UdineseMilan 1-0 #ForzaMilan— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 25, 2019Becao the differenceFor all the talk of Milan’s signings, it was one of Udinese’s new boys who made the difference. Signed from Brazilian side Bahia during the close season, centre-back Becao made the most of some slack defending to score the only goal of the game. Borini sums up Milan’s strugglesMilan fired no shots on target in the first half of a Serie A match for the first time since October 2018. Fabio Borini did little to influence play and was unsurprisingly the first visiting player to be replaced with an hour played. What’s next?Milan welcome newly-promoted Brescia to San Siro next Saturday and Udinese host Parma the following day. read more
Lucien Favre defended his decision to start Jadon Sancho on the bench in Borussia Dortmund’s draw at Freiburg, saying the star attacker was “dead” and needed a break.Sancho, 19, came off the bench just after the hour mark and set up a goal for Achraf Hakimi, but Manuel Akanji’s own goal saw the teams draw 2-2.England international Sancho is enjoying another stellar season, contributing three goals and five assists in seven Bundesliga games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career But the Freiburg clash was Dortmund’s third game in the space of a week and Favre said the teenager was too tired to start.”He was dead and he needed a break because he had played all the games so far. We had an English week, he played everything,” Favre told a news conference.”He is 19 years old and it is completely normal. He knows he’s a bit tired and needs a little break.”It’s not easy to do the English weeks. It’s part of it, it’s our job.” With Sancho on the bench, Dortmund had taken the lead through Axel Witsel, whose opener was cancelled out by Luca Waldschmidt.But after his team gave up a second lead, Favre rued their second-half performance.”You don’t get many chances to score. We’ve made mistakes in pressing, in conquering the ball. There was no aggressiveness,” he said.”We go into the duels like this. They counter and we lose the ball unnecessarily. If we can’t intervene, we come back, if we can intervene, we have to go into the duel. Then we have to be tough for 90 or 95 minutes.”But there were also tactical mistakes. And up front, the last 35 metres we have to say clearly, we did not play well here in the second half.”It was complicated. Five, six times we lost the balls and they countered. It is a gift for me. It is better to hold the ball, play left and right and not be satisfied with 2-1.”Dortmund are seventh in the Bundesliga table, two points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich in what is a tight top half.