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Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will not resort to pragmatism despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to German giants Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash in the Allianz Arena.The Northern Irishman had promised to play on the front foot in the Group B encounter and in an open game, skipper Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 17th minute before right-back Joshua Kimmich headed in a second in the 29th minute.Mats Hummels headed in a third six minutes after the break and although the Scottish champions threatened more in the second-half it was a comfortable win for the star-studded home side.Asked if he could perhaps have been more pragmatic in his approach, Rodgers, whose side lost 5-0 at home to French side Paris Saint-Germain in their opening fixture before beting Anderlecht 3-0 away, sai...
Philippe Coutinho, N'Golo Kante and the players whose value soared in the Premier League

Philippe Coutinho, N'Golo Kante and the players whose value soared in the Premier League

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Last season Coutinho finally played with the consistency the Anfield faithful had been dreaming of. The Brazilian’s magic had been seen in flashes previously, but he’s firmly kicked on to become one of Europe’s finest playmakers by regularly putting in match-winning performances. Barcelona had three bids rejected for his signature in the summer, the final being a staggering £114million. They’re likely to return with an even better offer in January.Friday, October 13, 2017While some can't handle the heat of the Premier League, others flourish to lift their careers to new heights.Philippe Coutinho and N'Golo Kante – both of whom are currently being linked with transfers in excess of £90million – are great examples of the English top flight's stage turning an initially, relatively u
Can major league home runs and strikeouts really track the stock market?

Can major league home runs and strikeouts really track the stock market?

Finance
Why in the world would Major League Baseball home run statistics track the U.S. stock market?It's tempting to dismiss such a finding as a wild coincidence or a fluke, but as you can see in the chart, the relationship between the two has persisted for nearly 150 years. What's more, it gets even stronger if you add strikeouts into the mix. Most hitters and pitchers don't check stock tickers before swinging and flinging, and most stock investors don't check baseball stats before buying and selling. So what's the connection? The simplest explanation is that society's overall mood influences performance in both arenas.For example, on Friday, June 2 of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new all-time high for the first time in three months. The next day, confidence wafted on the br...
Premier League managers: Each top flight boss ranked on job security – from most under pressure to least

Premier League managers: Each top flight boss ranked on job security – from most under pressure to least

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For the investment Everton made over the summer, their start to the campaign is inexcusable and Koeman is rightly being questioned. The Dutchman’s team play without an identity on the field, with a great deal of talent being wasted, and something has to change.Wednesday, October 4, 2017Which Premier League manager do you think is under the most pressure right now?There's already been one casualty this season, with Frank de Boer sacked after only five games in charge of Crystal Palace, and history tells us he definitely won't be the only boss to be given the boot in the campaign.talkSPORT.com, then, has ranked each Premier League manager on the safety of their job, starting with who's feeling the heat the most – scroll through the gallery above to see the ranking in full.*Odd
Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by the Premier League schedulers ahead of Manchester City clash

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by the Premier League schedulers ahead of Manchester City clash

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Head coach Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been "penalised" by the Premier League fixture schedulers who have granted his side just one full day's preparation for Saturday's clash with Manchester City.Chelsea claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to top Champions League Group C with two wins from two games.The Premier League champions play City at 1730BST on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, while Chelsea are expected to return to London at around 0400BST on Thursday morning following their post-match flight from Madrid."In this case I think we are a bit penalised," Conte said."To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right."Honestly I'm very surprised to see that this big gam...