38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Eric Budzinski Eric Budzinski is the AVP of Marketing for GrooveCar, Inc. He joined the company in 2015 after building a successful foundation in small business sales and marketing. Eric can be … Web: www.groovecarinc.com Details Is your credit union capitalizing on the car buying journey of the millennial? You may have wanted to sweep this cohort aside due to trends like ride-sharing and the popularity of environment-friendly bicycles being the ride du jour for these urbanites. However, this is changing as the millennial migrates to the suburbs and begins the process of acquiring all of life’s necessities, just like generations that came before. What do you need to know? This is the most studied generation in history and they want to be highly engaged with your brand. So, give them engagement, at all levels, especially in auto buying.How is your credit union enticing millennials to seek out autos and loans? Let’s remember, this generation will spend 17.6 hours researching their next car purchase before making a decision; which is 25% more time than the national average. Most of that time will be spent in front of a screen. What are your online offerings, aside from online banking? Credit unions can capitalize on millennial member engagement, but they need the right marketing tools and effective engagement campaigns.Here are some tips on how to reach this generation:Put the information in their hands, literally. According to recent data, 80% of millennials shop directly from their mobile devices. Therefore, credit unions need to provide mobile friendly sites, or partner with third parties who can deliver a site easily accessed on any device. Since millennials grew up during the Internet age, they expect their research to be immediate and constant. Gone are the days when car buyers headed to dealerships looking to learn about “the process.” Research and shopping is completely done on the phone or in the home. Over 72% of auto consumers prefer to complete credit and financial paperwork online to save time. Credit unions now have an opportunity to provide this information. Go beyond traditional advertising. Research shows that 82% of millennials do their research through third-party sites. This means that traditional advertising, like newspaper ads and TV commercials, are out, and clickable content is in. Put your ads where millennials will see them to drive traffic back to your site. Include lots of social media and clickable banners to get them where they need to be. Caring is built on sharing. When millennials relate to, and learn from a post on Facebook, they share it. Create a catchy hashtag and watch it go viral as young auto buyers show off their new cars. They are eager to show gratitude to the credit union that help them afford this sweet new ride. There’s real power in social media and this generation relies on it for information. Offer authentic content. Millennials appreciate information that is communicated on their level, and they are likely to follow trends set by their peers. But unlike their parents, they often feel disconnected from financial institutions and lack expertise in their vocabulary. Bridge this divide with educational, value-driven content on platforms they enjoy using. For example, don’t just assume this generation knows what credit unions are, or what they offer. Create a video featuring young people enjoying the services you offer. Check with your partners, as many of these videos and collateral marketing materials already exist and are yours to promote. Write blog posts in casual language, make them funny and engaging. Apply this to your auto growth strategy and watch your portfolio grow. For millennials, trust is built on transparency. Speak their language and you will build brand loyalty.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Australian cricket team is on the cusp of losing a series at home against an Asian nation for the first-time ever. After losing in Adelaide and regaining the initiative in Perth, Tim Paine’s side suffered a loss in the Boxing Day Test to ensure they would not get the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back on Australian shores. With Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159*) slamming centuries to propel India to 622/7 dec, Australia were further hampered by rain which washed out most of day 4. However, there was one incident which has resulted in former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting blasting the current side.When Nathan Lyon missed a sweep off Kuldeep Yadav, he just walked away without reviewing and Ponting criticised the mind-set by saying there was just ‘no desperation’ in the side. “Why wouldn’t they have had a look at that? They’ve still got the two reviews up their sleeve. There had to be some sort of doubt in that. Given out straight away and Mitchell Starc just puts his hand out and says ‘oh well, it’s not me, it’s up to you to make [a call]’. Well, unfortunately, when you’re out there together it’s a partnership. You’ve got to do whatever you can to try and save your mate. And there was absolutely none of that there. And as it’s shown already that would have been given not out. Slack and not desperate enough,” Ponting said while chatting with the host broadcasters.Read More | David Warner, Steve Smith square off in Bangladesh Premier LeagueThe latest criticism comes at a time when the Australia batting and bowling are under severe pressure due to consistently poor performances.Read More | Faf du Plessis banned for one match after South Africa beat PakistanAustralia have been made to toil for 170 overs in Melbourne and here in Sydney, they were made to bowl 160 overs on a wicket which lacked the pace and bounce of previous years. Paine said the team was frustrated at the quality of pitches but added the onus was on them to perform as a side.Read More | Kuldeep Yadav 5/99 highlights rain-hit day in Sydney Test“It is what it is. We just have to play better than what we have. The pitch here and the pitch in Melbourne didn’t make us bowl as badly as we probably we have in this test. We’ve just been outplayed. Both teams have had similar conditions. But from me, who also loves watching Test cricket, I’m sure guys would like to see a bit more pace and bounce in Australia. Something we’ve probably become accustomed to in Australia but it is what it is,” Paine said.No confusionAustralia’s approach and planning was also brought into focus after India totally outplayed them on day 2. David Saker, the bowling coach of the side, said there was ‘some confusion’ in the execution of the bowling plan, with some bowlers not happy with the tactics employed. “I think the bowlers wanted one thing, Tim wanted one thing. That’s not been the case as the general rule but when you were watching from the sideline you could see there was some confusion. Last night we talked quite heavily about the day, more because we thought it was a really disappointing day and we just wanted to get our point across. Some of it was quite aggressive and that’s not like me usually. I was quite animated, and I know I was not the only one. JL (Langer) wasn’t happy. The bowlers know that,” Saker had told in an interview to ABC Grandstand on that day.However, Paine dismissed those suggestions. “We always have discussion post game but in terms of being on a different page, no. I think we are pretty clear on what we’re trying to do. Yesterday afternoon – and to be fair probably the first hour in the morning then the first hour after lunch we got it slightly wrong. It can sometimes look like that but we know what we’re trying to do. Sometimes you don’t quite execute and teams can get away from you and that’s what happened,” Paine said.
“I faced hitters just last week, so I’m pretty built up,” Morrow told ESPN via text on Friday. “I’ve thrown the last two days and should be back on the mound early next week.”Chicago is a half-game behind the first-place Cardinals in the National League Central. If Morrow can be serviceable, he could nudge the Cubs in the right direction. He had 22 saves and a 1.47 ERA in 35 appearances last year. Related News Astros’ Zack Greinke excited to watch ‘good baseball’ in Houston Morrow has undergone multiple procedures while rehabbing, and it appears they’ve begun to reduce his discomfort. The recent work he had done on a compressed nerve has made a significant difference in his right pitching arm’s health.”On Monday, I had that nerve decompressed via hydrodissection,” Morrow said. “It took away all the aches and pain I was feeling in my elbow and forearm.” Morrow also had earlier elbow surgery and an injection in April to lubricate and protect the area around his elbow. While his road back to the mound has been long, he’s optimistic he can help his team before the regular season ends in September.”With the way I’m feeling, I expect to progress quickly,” Morrow said. “I guess not more than a month away from being back.”The Cubs also are waiting on the return of utilityman Ben Zobrist, who hasn’t played since May and is working with the team’s Class A affiliate in South Bend. Injured Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow is expressing confidence that he can return to the team this season.Morrow, 35, hasn’t pitched in the majors since last July because of nagging elbow and forearm injuries, but he’s hopeful he can return to bolster the Cubs’ bullpen down the stretch. Rockies removing Wade Davis from closer role, Bud Black says
U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama)’s senior quarterback Akil Young is pretty much satisfied with the fact that his Wildcats (6-3) are moving on. His record-setting game on Nov 9 against Somerset (5-6), in which he threw for 462 yards on 30 of 46 passing, is what he described simply as, “nice.” No other quarterback from Southwestern, PA has thrown for that many yards in a state playoff game.“I just took what the defense was giving me all game,” he said. “I feel like they didn’t play a bad game defensively but we had some really good things happen to us on offense.”For the first time since Schenley did it after their final year as a program, the Wildcats—as their predecessors— walked away with a 47-38 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) play-in round victory at Cupples Stadium.Not only did Young register the second-best pass yards mark in what will be the 25th year of the state playoffs, he tossed a staggering six touchdowns.Allentown Central Catholic’s Brendan Nosovich set the modern mark, last year, with a 496 yard game in a PIAA match against Valley View.“He played a monster game,” junior receiver Marcus Johnson said. “We didn’t try to go deep a million times and try to pound the ball down their throats. We tried to stay with the 10-yard range with our routes and found ourselves in good situations on offense.”Johnson was Young’s number one target in the victory as he snatched six passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns.By halftime, it was announced that Young already had 300 yards, passing. Both the quarterback and Johnson referenced a play that was a key in gaining the confidence necessary to pass the ball like they did.“That 82-yarder to Marcus was the play in which I knew I was feeling very confident,” Young said about one of his six touchdown passes. “I really liked the play call. It was a play-action pass in which we just aired it out. At that point, I was just having fun.”On that play, the Wildcats faked a reverse in which the Sommerset defense bit, which created a situation in which Johnson could get free.“I faked a skinny post to the inside and once I noticed that the corner and safety stepped up,” Johnson said. “I saw that I and took off down the field. Akil put the ball right on me and I took it straight into the end zone.”Somerset’s quarterback Tanner Stull passed for 205 yards on 15 of 29 passes with two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for a score.“He had a good game,” Young said. “He was a solid athlete who was tough to contain.”As for any reaction to the win, Johnson said that it was minimal.“There wasn’t a huge or outlandish celebration after the game,” Johnson said. “We’re just focused on getting to the next round and picking up a state game on the road. We’re not at all content with just winning one game and then being eliminated. We’ve got bigger plans than that.”The Wildcats will take on undefeated Clearfield High School (11-0), the winners of PIAA district IX, on Nov 17 at Clarion University.On the day prior, the City League champions Perry (8-2), will take on Erie McDowell (5-5) at Fairfield High School for their Class AAAA first-round state playoff game.Follow our continuing coverage of City League football and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcouier.com.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @malikvincent) MONSTER GAME—U.S.O. quarterback Akil Young came up large on Nov. 9 against Somerset, throwing for 462 yards on 30 of 46 passing. (Courier Photo/William McBride/File)
Independent Votes FioreTo The Editor:As a member of a third party, I have never affiliated myself with either the Republican or Democratic establishments. I have always been an advocate of voting for the best candidate on the ballot, regardless of their party affiliation. In Middletown Township, Republicans Tony Fiore and Stephanie Murray, two champions of fiscal responsibility, certainly fulfill that qualification.And yet, there are still those who blast the Republicans sitting on the Middletown Township Committee. Democrats in particular have begun making ludicrous accusations regarding Mayor Tony Fiore’s economic views. It is the same song and dance number performed every election cycle: whichever Middletown Republicans are seeking office are accused of raising taxes and reckless spending. These baseless claims directly contradict reality and the Committee’s stellar record of accomplishment.Take for example Democratic Committeewoman Marilyn Tuohy’s recent letter, which accused the incumbent mayor of raising taxes and “hiding the truth” about Middletown’s fiscal operations. The truth is that while careless spending may run rampant in other communities, the Middletown Township Committee has kept a firm hold on the monetary leash.The success of Mayor Fiore’s programs can be seen on a daily basis. After all, Middletown Township boasts the smallest per capita police force in Monmouth County, yet the lowest crime of any municipality. The town only employs three-hundred people, thus operating with a much smaller public sector than most similarly sized communities. Middletown, which also has a AA bond rating, has also been praised by Moody’s Investor Services for its fiscal integrity.If one actually studies the real truth regarding the state of operations within Middletown Township, it entirely eliminates any need to vote for the Democratic candidates. Mayor Fiore and his fellow Republicans have gone to great lengths to keep taxes low and morale high.-Dennis “Dj” MikolayMiddletownDerailed Fiscal PolicyTo the Editor:In a recent letter, “Real Solutions”, in the Oct. 28 edition of ***ITALSThe Two River Times**ENDTALS, Mayor Fiore admitted that Middletown government has real financial problems. I could not agree more.True to form, he falsely blames years of excessive spending; unnecessary bonding; escalating taxation and debt, all cradled in Republican mismanagement, on the Middletown Democrats who somehow magically made elected Republicans spend our tax dollars.This is just more empty rhetoric to go with decades of empty promises, failure to openly communicate and thwarted taxpayer dreams: no flood control along the Bay Shore; no turf fields; a lake yet to be dredged; a $400 thousand master recreation plan gathering dust; high density housing zoned in Lincroft and planned development of open space at Bamm Hollow.After Mr. Fiore strong-armed $500 thousand from library funds; took $350 thousand, for the second year in a row, from sewerage authority fees; used $1.3 million in public education funds; his so-called fiscal discipline required a 12 percent tax increase to cover $45million of a $62 million budget. This lack of incumbent Republican fiscal discipline has Middletown looking at a projected $2 million shortfall for the 2012 Middletown budget.Ask Mayor Fiore if he has a real solution. Past Republican practice points at raising taxes. During his term, he has contributed 22 percent to a 40 percent increase in taxes over the last five years. Past practice also points at adding to our $70 million in debt, which has increased 66 percent over the same five years.Finally, at least $2.4 million of $4 million in cuts claimed by Mayor Fiore was onetime nonrecurring expenses that were never part of the 2011 budget.In closing, Mr. Fiore notes that Middletown has been repeatedly named one of the Top 100 Places to Live by ***ITALSMoney**ENDTALS magazine; but Fiore fails to note that Middletown’s standing in the Magazine’s quality-of-life survey has eroded by 39 percent during the last four years.Put a stop to over 30 years of poor fiscal policy and borrowing; empty promises and unfulfilled expectations. Please help our community get back on track: Vote Grenafege and Fowler on November 8.James GrenafegeMiddletown Township CommitteeCandidateObamacrats?To The Editor:Looking at the local Democrat’s campaign propaganda spewed forth by their candidates, it became clearly apparent who the local Democrats really are-nothing more than the local branch of the Obama team.A look at their rhetoric makes this abundantly clear. Weep and wail about the plight of the taxpayer-but offer only vague, ambiguous platitudes-never statistics or specific ideas. Kowtow to wealthy, powerful special interests like affluent labor unions, developers and out of town contributors like large Hudson County book distributors while claming to be the voice of the little guy. Talk about two-faced!The very same Democrats who weep crocodile tears about the plight of the taxpayer, and, in the very same breath, decry Republicans for reducing budgets and meeting the State spending cap-those same Spend-o-Crats now call for more and more government spending! Absolutely no difference from the antics of the Obamacrats in Washington!But the real clincher is this-in a recent letter, one of the Democratic candidates really outs herself with the use of the word “change” and rhetoric that is taken directly from the Obama playbook.It’s clear who the Middletown Democratic candidates really are-nothing more than the local branch of the Obama Team!It’s bad enough in Washington and it’s the last thing we need in Middletown!Richard C. WintersMiddletownTaxes Sky High In MiddletownHave you heard that the Middletown’s mayor and his running mate want to hold the line on taxes? Hold it where, exactly? Somewhere in the stratosphere?I think the joke’s on us. Municipal taxes have gone up over 22% just during Mister Fiore’s 3-year term in office. Mr. Fiore voted for tax increases every year. Based on his record, I think we can expect more of the same.Republican candidates keep talking about making Middletown an affordable place to live, and then keep doing the opposite once they’re elected. You’d think they’d be too red in the face to keep talking about it.Mr. Fiore doesn’t seem to feel responsible for our high taxes since he is always talking about forces beyond his control. Well, that doesn’t inspire my confidence in his ability, and I won’t be voting for him.I think it’s time we had representatives who stopped making excuses and brought sound judgment to the job. Jim Grenafege has been a voice of reason for many years now. He is both informed and vocal about issues that are important to residents. Jim strongly supports televising town meetings so that we can all see what our local government is doing. He also feels the Township desperately needs the oversight of a Finance Committee, which almost every other town has. After seeing taxes double in such a short time, I have to agree with him.Please join me in supporting Jim Grenafege for Middletown Township Committee this Election Day.William G. ButlerHEAD: Honoring VeteransTo The Editor:,The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation invites you to attend our Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, November 11th, beginning at 11 a.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public.Major General Clark W. Martin (U.S. Air Force Ret.) is this year’s keynote speaker. Martin is the former assistant adjutant general and commander of the New Jersey Air National Guard. He is a Vietnam veteran, having flown 153 combat missions and currently serves as chairman of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.As part of the annual ceremony, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial will induct four veterans into the “In Memory” program, which honors those who served in Vietnam and later passed away as a result of their tour, but whose names are not on the Memorial. The four inductees are Manning J. Jones, U.S. Army, West Milford, NJ, who died on Dec. 22, 1996; Roman P. Niedzwiedz, U.S. Army, Evesham Township, NJ, who died on March 6, 2010; Robert M. O’Connell, U.S. Army, Mahwah, NJ, who died on Aug. 18, 2004; and Albert T. Schillaci, U.S. Army, Rutherford, NJ, who died on Aug. 17, 2009.Family members will say a few words about their loved one and light a candle in their memory.Additional participants include Lisa Coppola, a well-known singer-songwriter; Joseph Formola, Chaplain, NJ State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 200 Color Guard, with General Anthony C. McAuliffe NY/NJ Chapter, 101st Airborne Division Association; and Plainfield High School USAF JROTC.If you would like more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony or the “In Memory Program” , please go to our website www.njvvmf.org, or Call Lynn Duane at (732) 355- 0033 ext. 100The Vietnam Veterans Memorial FoundationHolmdelResidents Deserve BetterTo The Editor:I am running as an Independent Candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder for the upcoming November 8th election. My main reason for running for Freeholder, is to push for more fiscal discipline at the county level.Monmouth County government spends over $500 million a year. Over $300 million comes from property taxes. Is that money being spent in your community? The Freeholders almost raised your county property taxes in 2011, but decided at the last minute to use over $40 million in surplus funds to balance the budget. That was fiscally irresponsible and leaves taxpayers vulnerable in 2012.They are spending more than they take in and the future looks worse.The mismanagement at Brookdale College under the Freeholders and Board of Trustees watch, was a fiasco of the largest order. When the administration was spending taxpayer money on alcohol, country club dues, and other frivolous expenses, they attempted to raise tuition by 8 percent. Is Brookdale just the tip of the iceberg on how your money is being spent. I believe it is.The county has golf courses, nursing homes, marinas and still has a problem plowing county roads. How is your money being spent? Do you think there is waste at the county level? Is Monmouth County government helping your town provide services and save money? The answer is sadly….no.We cannot continue to allow the Freeholders to be unfocussed, ambivalent and “ethically challenged”. Monmouth County residents deserve better.I am committed to making Monmouth County government more relevant and more efficient. If we are going to spend a half a billion dollars, we need to do it better and do it more fairly. I ask for your support on Nov 8th, to bring an independent voice to the Monmouth Freeholders. Politics as usual and party bickering are counter productive and you deserve better. Monmouth County government must be more relevant and better managed.Tom MarkowskiIndependent Candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder
For 12 minutes the Grand Forks Border Bruins looked ever bit like a worthy Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opponent for the Nelson Leafs.But hockey fans north of the 49th parallel all know hockey is a 60-minute game.Nelson outscored the Bruins 11-1 during the final 48 minutes en route to the convincing Murdoch Division victory in KIJHL action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.“Obviously we want to come out and have a strong showing . . . Nelson is one of the top teams in our division and obviously they’re a tough team,” said Border Bruin coach Brent Batten.That was before the game when Batten & Company believed this was a level playing field.The Leafs, however, didn’t agree.Nelson sparred with Grand Forks for the first half of the first period before blitzing Bruins starter Ryan Bryant for four goals over a span of six minutes.James Sorriey started the rout at 12 minutes.Four minutes later, Nik Newman scores his fourth of the season.Walker Sidoni makes it 3-0 on the power play before Dawson Creek’s Brett Norman makes it 4-0.The only blemish on the night comes 21 seconds later when Kurtis Coburn puts the puck past Andrew Walton in the Leaf nets.In the second Nelson increased its lead to 6-1 as Dallon Stoddart, with an assist to four-point man Carsen Willans, and Max Mois scored.The Leafs then put an end to any comeback by scoring five times — Sorriey and Mois, each with their second, Cameron Dobransky, Willans and Patrick Martens. Nelson held a decided edge on shot, out shooting the 0-4 Bruins 43-23.The win keeps Nelson atop the Murdoch Division, one point ahead of Beaver Valley and Castlegar. The Nitehawks defeated Osoyoos Coyotes 6-2 Friday and Castlegar edged Kimberley 1-0.The Bruins, out scored 39-5 to start the season, remain winless and last in the Murdoch Division.The Leafs continue its weekend home stand hosting Creston Saturday, 7 p.m., and defending KIJHL champion Osoyoos Sunday, 2 p.m.LEAF NOTES: The newest Leaf was one display for hockey fans as Jonathan Petrash was in the lineup for the home side, finishing the game with two points. . . . It was rack-up-the-point-night for the Leafs as Walker Sidoni (three), Carsen Willans (four points), Dallon Stoddart (two), Nik Newman (two), Brett Norman (two), Matti Jmaeff (five), Patrick Martens (two), Jonathan Petrash (two), James Sorriey (two), Max Mois (two) and Cameron Dobransky (three) finished the game with multiple-points. . . .Garrett McCracken and Austin Lee earned the assists on Coburn’s lone marker for Grand Forks – a team returning only four players from last [email protected]
Cricket enthusiasts apart, the ICC World Cup has evinced a great interest in bookies. As per an estimate around Rs 50,000 crore rides on the biggest cricket extravaganza that starts on Saturday. Be it the best team, top players, each ball or even weather, the bookies running a global betting racket are expecting business to be more brisk than ever this World Cup. Interestingly, the amount riding this World Cup is 100 times more than what the ICC is spending on the event. If the odds are any indication, then Team India is the favourite to lift the coveted trophy. As per the bookmakers’ arithmetic, India’s rate is set at Rs 3, which means that if a punter bets Re 1 on Team India and he wins the return would be Rs 3. “The largest amount is riding on Team India, as India are the favourites. According to us, Team India will win the World Cup,” said a bookie. “India was the first choice of bookies. The best started at Rs 3.80, but after the team won the two practice matches, the rate now stands at Rs 3.50,” revealed another bookie. According to the bookies, after Team India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Australia are the other three teams that will reach the semi finals. While India’s rate is set at Rs 3, Sri Lanka’s is Rs 4.70, South Africa’s Rs 5 and Australia is at Rs 5.50. The bookies believe that Pakistan, at Rs 8.80 and England at Rs 9.80 are the dark horses and they have the ability to turn the tide at any point. Odds favour Sachin’s bat, Bhajji’s spinMoney is riding not only on the teams, but individual players are also being betted upon. According to the bookies, Sachin Tendulkar will be the batsman to look out for as he will score the highest number of runs. His rate has been fixed at Rs 2. Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara comes second in the list with his rate being fixed at Rs 3. Surprisingly, at number three comes Indian batsman and the first-time World Cup player Virat Kohli, whose rate is Rs 7. Spot numbers four and five have been taken by South African batsman Hashim Amla and Australian captain Ricky Ponting with their rates at Rs 9 and Rs 10 respectively. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh tops the list of the best bowlers with his rate being fixed at Rs 3. Sri Lankan wizard spinner Muralidharan comes a close second at Rs 4. South African pacer Dale Steyn is next with his rate at Rs 7, followed by Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka at Rs 9 and Indian seamer Zaheer Khan at Rs 10.50.advertisement
Neil Etheridge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhil Younghusband and Stephan Schrock will lead the Philippines in its first AFC Asian Cup appearance, but goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who played a key role in the Azkals’ resurgence in the continent over the past few years, was surprisingly omitted from the 23-man squad announced late Thursday. Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson has assembled a veteran-laden squad with an average age of 28 for the continental showpiece event, where the Azkals will be in a challenging group that includes South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ 60-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon PLAY LIST 01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments The goalkeeper, who has played for the country 62 times, said it would have been “unfair” for him to take a spot of another player knowing that he will only be available for one match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The players picked by Eriksson and his staff have 608 appearances for the national team between them with Phil and James Younghusband arguably the biggest names and with the most number of caps with 105 and 100, respectively. Paul Mulders is the oldest player in the side at 37 years old, while Patrick Strauss is the youngest at 22. Miguel Tanton, one of the top midfielders in the Philippines Football League, who signed with Ceres-Negros recently, was a surprise inclusion as he was not part of any of the squads in the buildup to the tournament. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“I think we have formed a great group of players ready to represent the country in our biggest tournament yet,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami.Etheridge was left out of the squad as he can only commit to play for one match – against South Korea on Jan. 7 – with his English Premier League club Cardiff City locked in a tight battle to stay in the top flight in England. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Giannis Antetokounmpo paces Bucks past Knicks to home-and-home sweep Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Matt Jarvis is delighted for James Maddison over his impact at Leicester City.Maddison left Norwich for Leicester last summer.Jarvis told The Sun: “I messaged him saying congratulations it’s fully deserved and he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing at the weekend.“I can’t see him not playing for England. If he continues to improve and do what he’s done then he definitely will.“He’s scoring goals, he’s making goals. I saw a stat about him, Eden Hazard and Wilfried Zaha being among the most-fouled players.“He’s always on the ball, getting things going for his team. He’s class.”
Georgia Kyle DavisKyle Davis, a five-star wide receiver ranked the No. 1 player at his position in the 2016 class, has yet to make his college decision. Georgia seems to be in good shape, though. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect out of Lawrenceville, Ga., recently got a new Twitter follower. That follower is a former Georgia Bulldog. And Davis is extremely excited about it. my heart just dropped pic.twitter.com/35tmAjrlDV— KD (@KDSZN) August 4, 2015If Davis gets that excited over getting followed by Todd Gurley, you’d think he’s probably going to end up playing for the star running back’s school. Most recruiting analysts believe Davis will end up at Georgia.