goal for our club this year

anonymous asked:

Who is 'Kop'?

You mean THE Kop?  THE Haley Kopmeyer?

Well lemme just tell you a lil’ about this Michigan Native!

Born and raised in Troy, Michigan. Her parents signed her up as a kid to Rec, went to 5 tryouts but didn’t make a team until one needed a back-up.  Eventually became a starter and from then out performed for her team. In high school, she was named to the all-state first team, the all-district first team, the all-conference first team, and all-region first team. She then attended the University of Michigan! Go Blue!

She had a terrific career at Michigan. During her best season, which was her 1st after a season ending injury her freshman year, Kopmeyer led the Big Ten in saves (56), save percentage (.862) and saves-per-game (5.60) during conference play while topping the conference in overall save percentage (.848) and sharing the lead in saves (95). She played in 16 games, making 15 starts and set the school rookie record for shutouts with six.  She was awarded the University of Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement Award for the second year running and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. 

After 4 incredible seasons, this Michigan product, to her surprise, was drafted 31st overall by the Seattle Reign in 2013. Kopmeyer didn’t believe she’d even be drafted and thus already had plans working somewhere else in marketing. She even watched the 2013 NWSL draft until the 29th pick and stopped there and went to work bc she thought she wasn’t going to be drafted only to get a call from her father to which she started bawling. 

Unfortunately, she was released from the team due to league roster constraints; however she was re-signed by the team for the 2014 season to back up Hope Solo.

In 2014, as back up to Hope, Kopmeyer believed it was a year she and Hope had began their relationship which was ‘massive’ , in her own words, in the sense that she had the opportunity to grow and learn from the best goal keeper in the world. She finally had someone who believed in her and thus from there on out kept improving as a GK. 

On her first ever start in 2014, something only our Kop would do, she went to the wrong goal and so ran the entire field to get to the right one. 

However, she did keep a clean sheet and the unbeaten streak while bringing the club to its fifth shutout in twelve games. Not to mention, some really good saves 

cr: here

Kopmeyer has been the back up since 2014 but in the years 2015-17, she’s taken a bigger role as Hope is in rehab now and taken a break from football. She is now the No.1 and has been putting on stellar performances for the Reign. 

From being rejected as a kid in rec games, to starting in the wrong goal as a professional to being Player of the Week and now Seattle Reign’s No.1, Haley Kopmeyer is a Seattle Reign FC Original and forever a gem to our team. 

P.S follow her Twitter for Gold quality content.

Bonus:

Kop being the most extra and crawling on the airplane floor to find out if Lu was in First Class

This has been a Haley Kopmeyer Appreciation Post. <3.

8 things to try this year

of course we don’t always follow through with our goals but here are some practical ones that can improve your well-being :).

physical:

♡-water!! drink it! it’s so important.

♡-try to eat at least 1 serving of fruits/vegetables a day.

♡-floss once a day (or twice). i know many people skip this but once you start, it’s fairly easy to keep up.

♡-develop a skincare routine, whether it be 2 steps of 10! it will improve your skin/cleanliness and your confidence too.

emotional:

♡-write in a planner. it’s nice, especially with those with anxiety and/or stress, to consistently have an idea of how things will go.

♡-make your bed in the morning. there is a sense of cleanliness and organization from the simple task.

♡-this is something you’ve probably heard, but swap out saying “thank you” instead of “sorry” when the situation fits.

♡-read! try to set a goal, for example 1 book a month, and stick with it. reading is a nice habit to form and could be considered a physical benefit, too.

photo taken when I was crying at our last goal, team and staff was celebrating on the pitch at the background.

I witnessed history tonight, in Camp Nou. and I will forever tell it to everyone I know..that couldn’t be here. Wasn’t my first time in our beautiful stadium but I’m pretty sure it was the best one. Every goal was unique and at the end, just when we all thought we all lost it..that last goal came and I cried. I cry a lot, but I think in my 25 year old life, this is the first time I cried out of happiness. I truly, truly love this club with all my heart.

I wanna thank one and only Luis Enrique Martinez and his staff, and all of our players. We truly are the best club in the world a football fan can ask for.

T’estimo Barça, per sempre. 

Visca el Barça!

The Comparison Game

Yesterday, I agreed to work late to host a volunteer event for a book club celebrating their ten year anniversary.  I don’t give up my evenings lightly, but they made a cash donation to our organization and did a book drive…so I was swayed.  Plus, they brought wine and food…and it’s a book club!! :)

The conversation was really interesting during the event.  Somehow we got on the subject of achievements/goals/priorities and about the comparisons people make to one another, especially in the age of social media.  This is not something I struggle with too often anymore, but occasionally I’ll feel myself getting caught up in it.  For example, I always have to talk myself down whenever new people come over to our house, especially a lot of the husband’s coworkers because they live in much fancier houses than ours and their houses look spotless and professionally decorated.  They’re beautiful and I find myself admiring them when I’m there.  So, then, when I think of any of those people coming to my house, it makes me anxious! This feeling also applies to when I have to go spend time with beautiful people who are fashionable/get anti-aging treatments, or when I’m in a room full of people far more professional or “important,” or when I see travel photos from people who take multiple amazing trips a year.  I think it’s pretty normal to have a gut-check reaction when you see things like that.  However, as the years go by, I’m so grateful that it comes more and more naturally to catch myself SUPER quickly and do an immediate reality check.  Why do I feel this way?  Is it because I wish that my house/appearance/life was more this way or because social pressure (real or imagined) suggests I should want/be those things? Almost always it’s the latter.  The only time in my memory that it has EVER been the former was when I remember comparing myself on Facebook to former high school classmates who were in college and I wasn’t.  (I made some…interesting…life choices post-high school.)  I wasn’t happy with my choices.  I DID want to go to college.  So, I went.  But, my house?  I love it.  It’s cozy and it feels like home.  I LIKE imperfections and the time to work on them at my own pace.  My appearance?  I find it personally meaningful and important to come to grips with how I look in a natural manner.  I don’t care what choices other people make; I’ve struggled with accepting myself for a long time and I want to do that in my own way.  Educational/life achievements?  I’m really happy with who I am and what I do.  And, the freedom I have because of my job allows me to read, continue to learn, and live a happy and balanced life.  That, to me, is the only achievement I need career wise. Travel? We do get to travel.  We travel less often because we have other financial goals at the moment, but we go somewhere new at least once a year, and that’s really awesome!

I think if we all just know to stop immediately and take stock, check in with ourselves, we’d realize that there’s no reason for insecurity or feeling inferior.  And, if we’re not happy with the conclusions we come to, there’s no need for jealousy or insecurity–just motivation to make a change for ourselves

A clarification about this whole Ancelotti ordeal:

Seen a lot of stuff about how this is disrespectful and all,

Here’s the deal alright
The man got sacked from RM, and then he got sacked from Bayern
He had some pretty damn great accomplishments in his good times, and he’s having bad times right now, I can accept that
It is a team, it can’t be one man’s fault

But as much as we gave Pep shit also, he didn’t mess with the actual dynamic of the team?
We’ve conceded more goals in the past 8 or 10 games this season than we did in the first 10 games of the past two seasons COMBINED people
And we haven’t taken this bad of a loss in groups since like 15 years?? More I’m sure

It’s just that the club hasn’t ever seen a crisis like this? Hummels benched, our defense line the way it is, power struggle between Muller and Carlo and the players having to take sides, Lewa entertaining the thought of leaving the club?? This isn’t how this club functions, and it never has been

I don’t not respect Ancelotti, and I don’t hate him
I don’t think he did well with my team, and that’s okay
They saw the kind of shit that was happening and took action and it’s about damn time they did

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“I have always known Schalke is my club, it’s where I belong”

“I never wanted to wear a red jersey, or a yellow jersey. I only ever wanted to wear a blue one”

“Schalke is my love, it may sound melodramatic but it’s the truth. To be allowed to Captain this incredible club is an honour. This is my home”

“Every player needs to show when they’re on the pitch, they’re worthy of the honour of our jersey. They need to show that they deserve to have the Schalke crests above their hearts”

“If I left Schalke, I would leave the Bundesliga. I don’t have it in me to play against Schalke in another club’s jersey. I couldn’t do that to the club or the fans”

16 years, 349 appearances, 23 goals. 

A true Captain. A true Schalker. Leader and Legend.

You’ll be so sorely missed.

Thank you Benni.

Einmal Schalker, immer Schalker. Danke Kapitän , Glückauf.

@killermike - Happy New Year from me my Wife, Best Friend, Spiritual Guide, Biz Partner & Fellow strip club hopper @shaybigga.
Shay and i have been so poor together we survived off prayer and hope alone at times but we have always been rich in the belief that better days are some grind and hard work away.
We doing it. We achieving goals we set 10 years ago becuz we never stopped believing and working on improving our selves and our shit!
I sold my 1st impala to pay our rent and buy our 1st barber shop. 6 years later we own our home and are opening a shop in Phillips arena along with owning two others. In 5 yrs we will have 25 and a board of directors!
I cud not have done this with out Shay and I cud not have done it with out the prayers of my ancestors and the universal creator that earths original people are from. I thank My Ancestors and My God for this.
I am so excited to step into my destiny with my wife and our ancestors and our God! I know that a legacy has been established and we have a responsibility. We will honor that by being honorable and bringing love and the Grind where ever we are.
Thank all who support and all who believe as we do that Love and Respect are the way and this year will be the year of success in motion for all who are ready to receive it! No matter what is going on to stop that keep pushing.
I promise better days are on their way. Conquer your fear, the conquer your Year. Love and Respect

To Wayne, With Love

Guys, im freaking out over all the pictures of wayne at everton. Because that’s our captain and our club legend. I’ll literally cry when I see him in a blue shirt that is not our own. For me Rooney is United, I was young when he joined and has been my hero since. The criticism he faces and his mental strength to power through it is admirable. To my captain wherever you go, i will support you. Every assist, every tackle and every goal you score will be celebrated like you are still one of ours. Because we owe that much to you. I hope you are happy to bring your fabulous career to an end at your boyhood club and we thank you for your service every single day for the past 13 years, for every goal, every trophy, every tackle & every memory created. Old trafford will always be your home and we will always be your family ❤

Originally posted by thefootballgifsmore

My numbers speak for themselves. I always answer on the pitch.

Retiring at Madrid? I’d like it very much, if possible, but it doesn’t depend on me. What depends on me is what I do on the pitch.
— 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Post-match press conference, FIFA Club World Cup Final
Real Madrid 1-0 Gremio, 16.12.17 (53’ Cristiano Ronaldo)

“It’s been amazing, we wanted to win it.

“We knew they were good, but Madrid had never won five trophies in a year. We got our skates on and were fair winners.

“Lack of goals? What can I say,  and I’m very happy.

“In the second half, I started to feel a bit of pain. I feel discomfort now, but I’ll be fine for Saturday.

“I’m very happy to win the trophy. We’d never won five in a year so we’re happy. I’m happy to achieve another feat of [the Club World Cup’s] top scorer, but I’ve already said it’s my job and I always try to do my best. I enjoy what’s important and feel motivated.

“Best in Madrid’s history? I don’t have to talk about myself all the time, I’ve said what I had to say already and I keep thinking the same thing that I said after I received the Ballon d’Or.

“The numbers don’t lie, I’m still motivated and that’s what I want, to keep winning trophies. It’s what I like doing most.

“Retiring at Madrid? I’d like it very much, if possible, but it doesn’t depend on me. What depends on me is what I do on the pitch. I’m not the one in charge of the club, I do my job and I think I do it well.”


Borussia Dortmund und Mittelfeldspieler Nuri Sahin haben sich auf eine vorzeitige Vertragsverlängerung bis zum 30. Juni 2019 geeinigt. Der türkische Nationalspieler, in Lüdenscheid geboren und in Meinerzhagen aufgewachsen, trägt – abgesehen von zwei kurzen Unterbrechungen – seit 16 Jahren das schwarzgelbe Trikot.


„Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Nuri bei uns bleibt. Er ist ein Kind der Region, ein richtig guter Typ, und im Verein Borussia Dortmund tief verwurzelt“, erklärte BVB-Chef Hans-Joachim Watzke.


Der 28 Jahre alte Sahin, der seit 2011 auch die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft besitzt, schloss sich im Sommer 2001 dem Nachwuchs von Borussia Dortmund an. Im Alter von 16 Jahren und 355 Tagen debütierte er als jüngster Spieler in der Bundesliga, dessen jüngster Torschütze er zugleich ist. Seit dem Debüt im Jahr 2005 folgten bisher 203 weitere Einsätze (insgesamt 19 Tore) für den BVB. In der Meister-Spielzeit 2010/11 war Sahin eine zentrale Figur und wurde von den Bundesliga-Profis zum besten Spieler der Saison gewählt. Anschließend erfüllte er sich seinen Traum von einem Wechsel zu Real Madrid, kehrte aber nach anderthalb Jahren (über die Zwischenstation FC Liverpool) zu seinen Wurzeln zurück.


„Jeder weiß, wie wohl ich mich in Dortmund fühle – in der Stadt, in diesem Stadion mit unseren außergewöhnlichen Fans. Der BVB ist der Klub meines Herzens“, sagte der Mittelfeldspieler, der seine zwölfte Profisaison spielt.


„Auch wenn Nuri in den vergangenen beiden Jahren Pech mit Verletzungen hatte, hat er doch immer wieder gezeigt, dass er zurückkommen und einen sehr wichtigen Part in unserer jungen Mannschaft ausfüllen kann“, betonte Sportdirektor Michael Zorc, der Sahin nach seinem im Spiel bei Borussia Mönchengladbach erlittenen Teilriss des Außenbandes im Sprunggelenk eine schnelle Genesung wünscht. Hans-Joachim Watzke und Michael Zorc betonen unisono: „Wir hoffen, dass Nuri auf der Saison-Zielgeraden noch einmal eingreifen kann. Seine hohe sportliche und menschliche Qualität würde uns zweifellos dabei helfen, unser Saisonziel zu erreichen!“

— 

BVB.de 25.04.17

Borussia Dortmund and midfielder Nuri Sahin have prematurely signed a contract extension until 30 June 2019. The Turkey international, who was born in Lüdenscheid and grew up in Meinerzhagen, has – with the exception of two brief spells away from the club – been a Black and Yellow for 16 years.

“We’re all delighted Nuri’s staying with us. He grew up in the region, he’s a really good guy and Borussia Dortmund is deeply ingrained in him,” explained BVB Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke.

The 28-year-old, who has had dual German and Turkish nationality since 2011, joined the Borussia Dortmund youth academy in the summer of 2001. Aged 16 years and 355 days he became the youngest player to ever play in the Bundesliga, and is the top-flight’s youngest-ever goalscorer too. Since making his debut in 2005, he has played for the club 203 times, scoring 19 goals. Sahin was a central figure in the title-winning season of 2010/11 and was selected for the Bundesliga Team of the Season by his fellow professionals. In the summer of 2011 he fulfilled his dream of moving to Real Madrid, but returned to his roots a year and a half later following a brief loan spell at English club Liverpool.

“Everyone knows how comfortable I feel in Dortmund – both in the city and in this stadium with our extraordinary fans. BVB is the club that belongs to my heart,” said the midfielder, who is now in his 12th season as a professional.

“Even though Nuri has had some bad luck with injuries in the past couple of years, he has still repeatedly shown that he can come back and fulfil a very important role in our young team,” emphasised Sporting Director Michael Zorc, who wished Sahin a speedy recovery after the player sustained a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament in his ankle in the match with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc both said: “We hope that Nuri can still make a comeback in the final weeks of the season. The high quality he offers in sporting and personal terms will undoubtedly help us to achieve our season objectives!”

new studyblr

Hey!! My name is Angela and I’ve been stalking studyblrs for a while, so I decided to make my own. Here’s some stuff about me and my school (and as you’ll discover very soon, I enjoy talking and ramble a lot, so settle in).

Me

  • I’m going into ninth grade come September!
  • It’s actually my second year of high school, not my first, because all public high schools start in grade eight in my region (and there’s no middle school at all, save for private schools). 
  • I’m Canadian!
  • I’m teaching myself PSE with a bit of ASL from the internet
  • I love math!
  • but I’m not amazing at it!
  • In fact, I’m so un-amazing that I failed* getting into honors two years in row! 
  • But I’m trying again because I just never learn (: 

Courses

  • My required courses this year are: gym 9, humanities 9, PE 9, science 9 and math 9. My electives I’ve chosen are visual arts, drafting and design, and animation.
  • Languages are considered electives (which, in my opinion, is a dumb move on my school’s part, or the school district’s or whatever) so after grade eight, they are optional. I’m taking French 9 online so I could make room for a third elective.
  • I might take math 10 online, if I can, fingers crossed! 
  • Last year, in terms of clubs, I was in student council, math challengers, reach out (a club for generally helping the community) and GSA (gay-straight alliance). This year, I’m planning on dropping reach out and GSA (reach out was boring and I felt like I never helped much, and GSA was too unorganized although I hope to still volunteer with baking for fundraisers and such) 

Goals

  • (keep my) straight As (I’m pretty sure our school got rid of GPAs with our province’s new curriculum, but I’m not completely sure)
  • get better with time management/procrastination
  • improve with presentations/public speaking
  • hopefully start uploading my own stuff on here and maybe doing the ‘100 days of productivity’ challenge

blogs I’ve been following thus far: 

@apricot-studies @eruditekid @mathbrain @mathematicool @scholarly @flowerylatin @dungeonstudy

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@universi-tea  started a challenge named “30 days back to school,” each day we follow the prompts with photos/texts! You can track the post in here. Well,  I found it quite cool! Let’s get started!

Day #1: Goals for the semester

This semester is going to be hard since I came to my last year at university. Having my courses advanced, I also have to write my undergraduate thesis! So, my goals are;

  • To get the highest GPA I can
  • To learn how to write academically and get my thesis written
  • Being the leader of the Book Club at the faculty, to organize the meetings
  • To get my assignments done properly, (last year I sucked)
  • To spend my time with my school mates in our last year
  • To be organized, be organized and be organized (is there anyone like me who has bad sleeping schedules? I either miss the classes because of oversleeping or be late. Guess who is untidy!)
  • To attend every class and take notes in detail

p.s: photos above are mine, here are my study place and the street I really loved in my summer trip to Serbia,

-V. 

Washington Spirit trades Mewis to Chicago for 2018 NWSL College Draft first round pick

Boyds, MD (August 21, 2017) – The Washington Spirit has acquired a conditional first-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for midfielder Kristie Mewis.

The Spirit will receive the higher pick of the two first-round selections that Chicago currently holds in the upcoming draft. The Red Stars hold Seattle Reign FC’s pick as well as their own natural position in the first round.

Mewis, 26, was traded to the Spirit from the Boston Breakers during the 2016 offseason. She appeared in 14 games, including 10 starts this season with Washington, scoring two goals and recording one assist.

“We want to thank Kristie for all she’s done for the club this year,” said Spirit head coach and general manager Jim Gabarra. “She’s made several strong contributions to help our team this season. We wish her all the best in Chicago.”

The Spirit will play two home games in a span of four days, starting on August 26 with a match-up against the Chicago Red Stars. On August 30, Washington will host the North Carolina Courage for a midweek game at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Dani Alves: Sorry Pep, I joined PSG to win

Dani Alves has apologised to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City for sensationally snubbing the Premier League club, but claims he has joined Paris Saint-Germain “to be a champion”.

Alves had been expected to link up with his former Barcelona coach Guardiola at the Eithad Stadium after securing an early release from his Juventus contract.

Instead, the 34-year-old was presented in the French capital on Wednesday, having opted to join PSG, who finished second behind Monaco in Ligue 1 last season and lost 6-5 to Barca in a thrilling Champions League round-of-16 tie.  

“If Pep Guardiola and Manchester City feel hurt, I am sorry… I have come here to be a champion,” Alves told a news conference.

Alves also risked incurring the wrath of his former team, claiming “ambition” and “organisation” was the major difference between PSG and Juve.

He added: “I’ve had the pleasure of winning the Champions League three times and I want to bring my experience here.”

Alves revealed that former Barca and Brazil team-mate Maxwell, who left Camp Nou for PSG in 2012 before retiring at the end of last season, played a role in encouraging the move.

“I thank Maxwell for convincing me to come to Paris,” he said.

“I am ready to give my all.

"There’s a very interesting project in Paris. I have friends here, I’m a man who loves challenges.

"The work that the club has been doing over the past several years is very encouraging. It’s an ambitious team.

"The [PSG] president [Nasser Al-Khelaifi] had a great power of persuasion. I like to make history. We can write it together here. Our goal is to win the Champions League.

"I want to constantly open new horizons. I’m young in spirit. As long as it stays young, I’ll continue to fight.

"This was the third year that my name was linked to PSG. The third time was the charm.”

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[TRANSLATION] KOUSUKE ASUMA - BLOG Q&A PART 3

Part 1 here

Part 2 here 

Here are some fun facts* about our sunshine, Kousuke: 


5th  質問5!

Q:What was your club during junior high? 

  • I was a member of the track team at school. I’m also a member of an off-campus baseball team.

Q: How was your coming of age ceremony?

  • I met my elementary school teachers and friends I haven’t seen in a long time. I also to met the parents of my friends. I had a good time … I met people I don’t usually see every day.

Photos during his coming-of-age ceremony last Jan.10


Q: What is your goal this year?

  • Keep moving forward!!

Q: Anything you’ve been addicted recently?

  • It is salted bread! There were times during Haikyuu play practice, that I would eat five pieces everyday (lol)


6th  質問6!

Q: You have a high stature, what is your shoe size?

  • It is 27.5 centimeters. I wonder if it’s big? Normal?

Q: What is your favorite app?

  • I’m now addicted to ツムツム (lol) While travelling and before going to bed, I would ask my friends for hearts. (lol)

I think it’s this app :  ツムツム

Q: What challenge do you want to try this year?

  • Recently, I’ve seen many musicals. It’s amazing to see doing singing, dancing and play. I want to try and do them. So this year, I’ve been working hard for more dance and voice lessons.

Q: Tell me about your features.

  •  The feature of my cheek is that, it’s very stretchable. (see photo below.)

*Used Google and Bing for the translations. So these are only few of what he answered. Sorry if there might be some mistakes. 

Talking Points | Liverpool FC 3 - 0 Middlesbrough

Slow Start but a Solid Finish |

While it wasn’t quite the same standard as the 6-1 over Watford, the 5-1 over Hull or the 4-1s over Stoke and Leicester, this was still one of our best home wins of the season. The Reds were poor from the start in truth with the midfield in particular sluggish in possession as the visitors sought to sit as deep as possible, playing as many as 6 at the back at times. However, it’s no surprise that when the Reds finally got it right, they got their goal. 

Classy Goals in a Classy Kit |

Wijnaldum’s goal was the result of some nice football to be honest. The Dutchman received from Clyne, spun, played a one-two with Firmino and then rifled home at Guzan’s near post. It only got better in the second half. Philippe Coutinho had wasted a few long range opportunities in the first 45 but you just knew as he lined up his free kick from 25 yards out that he was nailed on to make it 2-0. That he did. Lallana’s first goal of 2017 and Liverpool’s third of the day may not have had the class about the it in the build up but his finish was typical of a player who has oozed confidence this season. Played through one on one with Guzan, he made no mistake as he just passed the ball into the corner with his left foot, giving the American no chance. They were classy goals and they were only made better by the utter class of our new home kit. 

The Men for the Big Occasion |

Gini Wijnaldum has been so woefully underrated this season. The Dutch international has now been worth 11 points this season when scoring or assisting important goals and it was no different at Anfield. He’d dearly love to score that first elusive away goal in the Premier League I have no doubts but he’ll be greatly satisfied to have signed off his first season at Liverpool with the goal that essentially earned them fourth spot. 

Just as brilliant this season at stepping up when the chips were down was Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian was superb at the start of the season and while a short spell out with injury crushed his momentum, he quickly hit top gear again after the last international break and never looked back. 7 goals and 2 assists in his final 9 appearances this season saw him end on a career best 13 goals and 7 assists in a single league campaign while his goal contributions across the final 8 weeks of the campaign were worth 16 points. What a player. 

Defensive Reinforcements Needed but Positives Aplenty |

While Jurgen Klopp will still need to realistically bring in at least a left back and a centre back in the Summer, there are reasons to be optimistic about Liverpool’s defence. The Reds kept 5 clean sheets in their final 6 games of the season having managed just 7 in 32 before that and the inspired form of Simon Mignolet in particular made them highly deserved. The attackers may have found their feet in the final two games - scoring 7 goals - but the newfound defensive resilience was just as important in the Reds picking up the required 16 points from their final run of 7 games. If this can be further improved on next season and Jurgen Klopp can make one or two solid signings, then the Reds could be a truly frightening side to play against. 

A Successful End to an Entertaining Campaign |

Regardless of whether or not you think this campaign is a success story - personally I do - you cannot deny it’s been an entertaining 9 months. The Reds accrued their third highest league points total in the last 10 years, scored 78 goals, kept 12 clean sheets - including a run of four straight in our final four games - and just honestly played some of the best football we’ve seen at Anfield this decade. Jurgen Klopp is taking this club places and you simply cannot deny, we’re on the up. From 8th last season to 4th this season, if we continue on our current trajectory then there is no reason that we cannot launch a title push in the next couple of years. For now though, let’s just enjoy the fact that we recorded only our second top four finish since 2009. Come on you Redmen!

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Ford Mustang Shelby FP350S (2017) | Mad-man! | Luxury Sport/Racing Car News | Follow for more

Ford Performance unveils an all-new, non-street legal, track-ready Shelby FP350S race car at the 2016 Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis.

Shelby FP350S - designed for road racing sprint events in classes including, but not limited to, Trans Am (TA3 and TA4), NASA and SCCA club racing (T1 and T2) - is the latest offering from Ford Performance in a long line of turn-key race cars that include the FR500C, BOSS 302R and 302S, and most recently, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship-winning Ford Shelby GT350R-C and GT4, unveiled at SEMA this year.

“Our goal has always been to provide those who want to race with equipment that enables them to compete and win,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “Shelby FP350S is our latest example.”

Highlights of the all-new Shelby FP350S include:

  • 5.2-liter four-valve-per-cylinder V8 engine prepared by Ford Performance Parts
  • Modified unibody chassis with seam welding
  • Six-point FIA-compliant roll cage
  • Performance-oriented oil pan and oil cooler
  • Tremec 3160 manual transmission with integral oil pump, shifter, 3.73 rear final drive ratio
  • Race-oriented exhaust
  • Race-oriented suspension components including electric steering calibrations, ultra-high-performance brake system
  • 19 x 10.5-inch front,19 x 11-inch rear wheels
  • Optional forged 18 x 11-inch race wheel package
  • Optional Shelby FP350S custom graphics
  • Ford Performance splitter and carbon fiber-construction adjustable rear wing
  • MOTEC data acquisition system
  • Sparco FIA-compliant racing seat, quick-release steering wheel

The all-new Shelby FP350S will be available to order at Ford Dealerships throughout the United States.

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Akira: The 35th Anniversary Box Set

In December 1982, the manga world changed forever. That was the month that Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira debuted in Kodansha’s Young Magazine. The two-year run that followed set the tone for manga and anime for years to come, and overseas became a generation’s touchstone for Japanese comics.

In 2017, to honor the 35th anniversary of the debut of this seminal piece of sequential art, Kodansha Comics will release Akira: The 35th Anniversary Box Set. It will feature Vol. 1-6, the complete series, in large format hardcovers, plus the Akira Club art book. For the first time ever in English, the series will be presented in the original right-to-left format, with unaltered original art and Japanese sound effects with endnote translations. Our goal is to produce the ultimate, definitive English edition, presenting Otomo’s art in the most authentic and collectible way possible.

Additional extras to be announced. Suggested retail $199.99.