Scandal-hit Boohoo has made a remarkable share price recovery. Would I invest?

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Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 22nd January, 2021 | More on: BOO Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Share price recoveryBoohoo’s share price has since recovered yet again, so it seems investors are quick to forgive and forget when it comes to fast fashion. Or perhaps that’s just this company in particular. I think it may be because Boohoo appears to have an excellent relationship with its target market, which has undoubtedly helped in its growth trajectory.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As long as this market continues to buy its clothes, then the Boohoo share price has the potential to rise. And with its rapidly expanding selection of fashionable clothes for sale, this could well prove true. In 2020, Boohoo completed the successful acquisition and integration of both Oasis and Warehouse. This was the latest in a long line of successful acquisitions.Boohoo financial fundamentalsAt the time of writing, the £4bn company has a price-to-earnings ratio of 60, and earnings per share are 5.5p. It doesn’t offer a dividend.The multi-brand retailer enjoyed excellent trading performance in the final four months of 2020. As such it has increased its guidance for group revenue growth to come in around 36% to 38% for the period ending 28 February 2021.ESG investingThe slavery scandal was terrible, but its seriousness to investors should not be understated because environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investing is such a hot topic. It refers to the sustainability and ethical approach companies take to running their business. It also considers how diverse the company is and how damaging its carbon footprint. Companies that are seen to break from this ESG code, or endure reputational damage due to poor conduct, are likely to suffer. Being a relatively new phenomenon, the stage is still being set and repercussions a balancing act. The consequences may be fleeting, but equally they could be fatal. As many firms jump through hoops to wave the ESG flag, others are gaining ESG rankings for questionable reasons.That’s why the scandal really shook the Boohoo share price and I think it’s incredible it didn’t do more damage. Many more investors are jumping on the ESG bandwagon with a greater number of ESG funds available. When funds eject companies because they don’t meet the criteria, this can become problematic.Putting things rightIn its January trading update, Boohoo confirmed it’s making excellent progress on building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Leicester. It’s also identifying ethical suppliers and focussing on setting a new industry-wide standard for ethical supply chains. It seems to me that it’s attempting to put the scandal behind it and make good on its reputation. With so much at stake, that seems the sensible approach. I think Boohoo shares are expensive and it’s still facing external challenges. With the ongoing Covid-19 battle and uncertain outlook in Britain, I won’t be buying.  Over the past five years, the Boohoo (LSE:BOO) share price has risen an impressive 745%. There have been ups and downs along the way, but overall, long-term holders will have seen a decent return. 2020 was a particularly difficult year for the company. First the pandemic caused the March market crash. Then in July, as reported by The Independent, Boohoo was accused of modern slavery practices at two of its suppliers’ factories in Leicester. Both these incidents caused the Boohoo share price to plummet. It suffered a third dramatic fall in October after PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) resigned as its auditor on the back of the slavery scandal. Scandal-hit Boohoo has made a remarkable share price recovery. Would I invest? The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar For regular stock market investing ideas and help with choosing the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

Watch: Giving South Africa the #HomeGroundAdvantage

first_img25 May 2015The Springboks have launched their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign – #HomeGroundAdvantage – with the release of a goosebump-inducing and emotionally charged video.With the slogan, “Give the Springboks #HomeGroundAdvantage .anywhere in the world”, the video and new website aims to get the country behind the team ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Tournament in England from 18 September to 31 October.<br/>Meanwhile, the SA Rugby Union confirmed last week that Vodacom Blue Bulls No 8 Hanro Liebenberg would lead the Junior Springboks at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy next month.Liebenberg will skipper the 28-man squad during the three-week tournament from 2 to 20 June. He led the Junior Boks to a thrilling win over the Varsity Cup Dream Team last month and also captained them when they clinched a 2-0 series win over the Argentina Under-20 side in Rosario recently.The squad, which was chosen by the national selectors, consists of 16 forwards and 12 backs, and includes six players who featured in last year’s tournament in New Zealand. Last year England edged the young South Africans by a single point in a memorable final at Eden Park in Auckland.ChangesJean-Luc du Preez (flank), Thomas du Toit (prop, both Cell C Sharks), Joseph Dweba (hooker, Toyota Free State Cheetahs), Abongile Nonkontwana (lock, Vodacom Blue Bulls), Jacques Vermeulen (No 8, DHL Western Province) and Warrick Gelant (fullback, Vodacom Blue Bulls, pictured) are the players who will represent the Junior Boks for a second successive year.The Junior Springbok squad shows four changes from the touring group that returned from Argentina on Monday evening.Lock RG Snyman (Vodacom Blue Bulls) got the nod to travel to Italy after he sat out the Los Pumitas series because of an ankle injury. WP centre EW Viljoen and Blue Bulls flyhalf Tinus de Beer, who also did not tour Argentina, were both selected for the Italian job.The Du Preez twins, Dan and Jean-Luc, who were selected for the 2014 tournament, are also members of the 28-man squad. Dan, however, withdrew days before the team left for New Zealand last year because of a shoulder injury.Well balancedThe Junior Boks will fly out to Italy next Wednesday afternoon.Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron said the squad boasts a well-balanced selection.“I think we have selected a well-balanced squad with the prospect of some really good combinations. Although we expect dry weather conditions for the tournament, we have to take into account that all our group matches will be played at night. This is where your combinations will play an important role,” explains Theron.He added: “We have a good training camp behind us, culminating in a successful tour of Argentina. We will now conclude our preparations with two more sessions on Monday and Tuesday.”The SA Pool B fixtures at the U20 World Championship in Italy are:Tuesday, 2 June20h30 – SA vs Italy (in Calvisano)Saturday, 6 June18h30 – SA vs Samoa (in Parma)Wednesday, 10 June20h30 – SA vs Australia (in Calvisano)The Junior Springbok squad for the 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy:Forwards (16)Hyron Andrews (Cell C Sharks)Rikus Bothma (DHL Western Province)Dan du Preez (Cell C Sharks)Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks)Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks)Joseph Dweba (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)Njabulo Gumede (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Jason Jenkins (Vodacom Blue Bulls)*Hanro Liebenberg (Vodacom Bulls – captain)Mzamo Majola (Cell C Sharks)Ox Nche (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)Abongile Nonkontwana (Vodacom Blue Bulls)RG Snyman (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Jan van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Frans van Wyk (DHL Western Province)Jacques Vermeulen (DHL Western Province)Backs (12)Tinus de Beer (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Daniel du Plessis (DHL Western Province)Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Grant Hermanus (DHL Western Province)JT Jackson (Vodacom Blue Bulls)Malcolm Jaer (EP Kings)Marco Jansen van Vuuren (Xerox Golden Lions)Khanyo Ngcukana (DHL Western Province)Brandon Thomson (DHL Western Province)Ivan van Zyl (Vodacom Blue Bulls)EW Viljoen (DHL Western Province)Leolin Zas (DHL Western Province)Source: SA Rugbylast_img read more

Bob Hendershot awarded 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Forage and Grassland Council awarded Bob Hendershot, retired State Grassland Conservationist in Ohio for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award at its annual conference in Roanoke, Virginia.The Distinguished Grasslander Award is presented to individuals who, during their careers, have served the forage and grassland segment of agriculture with distinction.“My desire has been to help farmers conserve and improve their soil, water and plant resources. Forages and pastures are one of our most misunderstood, underutilized and abused land uses. I have been blessed to share knowledge and information on soils, plants, animals and water to help producers protect the environment, improve their families’ lifestyle and increase their income,” Hendershot said.Hendershot is known throughout the grazing community. He has walked countless number of pasture fields and provided technical services to many farmers across Ohio and surrounding states. He has participated in hundreds of pasture walks and field days across Ohio. He has given presentations at numerous grazing conferences across the state and country.Hendershot began his career with the Soil Conservation Service (later changed to the Natural Resources Conservation Service) as a soil scientist mapping soils for the soil survey program in five different counties in Ohio. He was promoted to a Conservation Agronomist and he and his young family moved to Circleville, Ohio. He later was promoted to Resource Conservationist and finally promoted to State Grassland Conservationist in 1985. Bob presently lives on the same pasture farm, raising sheep and cattle that his family moved to 33 years ago. He and his late wife Connie have three grown children. After retiring from NRCS he started Green Pasture Services, a pasture consulting service that sells forage seed and temporary fencing materials.Hendershot has received many honors including being named the nation’s Outstanding Pastureland Conservationist in 1999, inducted into the Ohio State Conservationist’s Hall of Fame in 1998 and was presented the NRCS Regional Grazing Lands Conservation award in 1996. He has been president of three state organizations: Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, the Ohio Association of Pedologist (soil scientists), and the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council. He received the American Sheep Industry Flock Guardian Award in 2006 for his work in grazing systems for sheep producers and was presented the 2010 Ohio Master Shepherd Award. He was one of the founders of the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council (OFGC) and still serves on the board of directors. He helped develop the Pasture for Profit grazing schools, the Forage for Horses and the Equine Environmental and Liability Awareness Programs. Hendershot has also been presented the OFGC Bob Evans Leadership Award for being a “champion” of forages. He is a past president and life member of the American Forage and Grassland Council and represents the organization on the National Grazing Lands Coalition Committee.last_img read more

CWG theme song tweaked, to be peppier like ‘Chake De’

first_imgAmid criticism that it failed to meet the expectations of the people, the theme song of the Commonwealth Games composed by A R Rahman will be tweaked a bit to make it more peppier like famous number ‘Chake De’.The original version of the song ‘India bula liya’ got a lukewarm response from the audience and was openly criticised by CWG Organising Committee’s executive board member V K Malhotra and other leaders for “falling short of expectations”.After a meeting of the GoM on Commonwealth Games, Sports Secretary Sindhu Shree Khullar said: “There will be more music, particularly instrumental, in the opening theme song of the Games.”Asked whether the tweaked version will be like Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’, the World Cup Football song, he said: “Waka Waka was more commercial. Ours will be like Chake De.”Chake De is a famous number in the sports-themed film ‘Chake De’ starring Shahrukh Khan.Lyricist Prasoon Joshi said some instrumental music have been added to make the theme song peppier and a video is under preparation.The video will feature sports personalities like Milkha Singh, Malleswari and other achievers in the field.Asked whether Rahman’s song had been changed, Joshi said the music composer himself has made it tighter and “you will hear it in the new video.””Rahman always changes his work till the last minute. He is a good craftsman,” he said.”The song has now been turned into a sports anthem. It has been pepped up with more beats and it will be a tighter version of the original,” he said.advertisementJoshi said that the “premature” criticism that came Rahman’s way after the song was launched last month is not the reason behind the change.He indicated that the video will be released in a week.last_img read more

14 days ago​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettino

first_img​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks Spurs should not hire Jose Mourinho.There are rumours suggesting that Mourinho is primed for a return to the Premier League, after he rejected French giants Lyon in the past week.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under a bit of pressure after a poor start to the season.But Berbatov thinks Spurs should persevere with Pochettino.He told reporters: “Pochettino is the guy that needs to stay there, he’s been there for a long time.”There has been a lot of talk about Mourinho taking over at Spurs, I think he would have difficulty as well.”Would he make Spurs better? I don’t know because it is the same team.”Yes you can have a bit of a lift in the beginning, like Manchester United did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in.”Then you need to keep going otherwise you are going to slip into a spiral.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us a team needs to be changed when four years passes.”Not the whole team but players. After four years some players start to get complacent and they aren’t challenged.”They are in with the manager and they are comfortable, so a manager needs to shake things up and bring in new player.”I was thinking that this could be the case with Spurs, a lot of the players have been there a long time.”Maybe they need to shake things up and try to push the players in a way.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tony Romo Was A Good QB In An Era Of Great Ones

Quarterbacks with the most career pass yardage who entered the league between 1998 and 2005 and who were active last year. (With the exception of Peyton Manning, who is included for context.)Source: Tom Brady2356252212 Peyton Manning26572K25714 Romo’s career totals aren’t as impressive as his peers’ Carson Palmer4.702.986.2488.0 Drew Brees2326610110 PLAYERTD RATEINT RATEADJ. NET YARDS/ ATTEMPTNFL PASS EFFICIENCY RATING Philip Rivers176460006 Ben Roethlisberger183472005 Aaron Rodgers135371226 Drew Brees5.302.516.9196.3 Tony Romo127340004 Carson Palmer174440003 Of this nine-player cohort of Romo and his contemporaries, Romo ranks last in games started and last in career passing yards. He’s one of just three with no Super Bowl championships, MVP awards or First Team All-Pro nods, and is tied for second-fewest Pro Bowl appearances. Unlike a Dan Marino or Dan Fouts, Romo doesn’t boast eye-popping production to counter his lack of a championship; he threw for fewer total yards than Jim Everett or Matt Hasselbeck despite being a player during nine of the NFL’s top 10 pass-happiest seasons.The seven active quarterbacks in this group are all slated to turn in at least another full season of stats, which will drop Romo even further behind his contemporaries. Worse yet, players like Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco — drafted in 2008 — are already eclipsing some of Romo’s totals.But things get more complicated when you look at Romo’s rate stats. Within that same elite group, Romo is fourth in adjusted net yards per attempt and tied for second in touchdown rate. His career NFL passer efficiency rating is 97.1, just a tenth of a point shy of Brady’s. Ben Roethlisberger5.102.706.6794.1 Aaron Rodgers6.40%1.55%7.48104.1 Tony Romo entered the NFL as a humble undrafted free agent from Eastern Illinois and leaves a superstar. With his release from the Cowboys on Tuesday and the announcement that he’s joining CBS as an analyst, Romo has completed an incredible, and perplexing, career arc.He started more games for the Cowboys than any quarterback not named Troy Aikman, went to four Pro Bowls and won the Cowboys three NFC East titles. Yet he never quite vaulted above the best QBs of his generation, and his lack of durability and postseason success complicate his legacy.Romo’s undrafted status is often dropped as a did-you-know trivia nugget, but it’s worth pointing out how rarely a talented quarterback slips entirely through the cracks in the draft-industrial complex. Of the 43 quarterbacks who made the Pro Bowl during Romo’s career, only three other than Romo weren’t drafted. Among all four, Romo was the only one with multiple appearances. In fact, Romo is the highest-rated undrafted passer of all time.1For quarterbacks who started at least 50 games. The only two whose totals and rate stats even compare are Warren Moon and Kurt Warner — both of whom have already been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.But Romo’s résumé may not be enough for the Hall. Because the Hall of Fame’s selection committee winnows potential candidates over the course of a year’s selection cycle, players are often compared with others from their era who played the same position. And Romo’s career stats don’t stack up well against his contemporaries’.Romo was signed by the Cowboys in 2003 and spent three seasons waiting for an opportunity to play. When he finally did, he took over a 3-3 Cowboys team yet went 6-4 down the stretch, led the Cowboys to their first postseason appearance since 2003 and even made the Pro Bowl. He completed 65.3 percent of his passes, led the NFL in net and raw average yards per attempt and posted an NFL passer efficiency rating of 95.1.That 2006 season would be a microcosm of Romo’s career: a long time spent on the bench, statistical output that rivals the best of his generation, and eventually an underwhelming end. In the playoffs, Romo bobbled the snap on a game-winning field-goal attempt during a wild card game against the Seattle Seahawks, a moment that began a run of playoff futility that none of his peers experienced.Romo’s postseason record, 2-4, matches that of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith’s — and the lightly regarded Smith will not receive any Hall of Fame consideration. Yet in the playoffs, Smith has a better touchdown rate, interception rate, passer rating and adjusted net yards per attempt than Romo.To compare Romo to his competition, I looked at all other quarterbacks who were active last season and who entered the league between 1998 — when Peyton Manning was drafted — and 2005 — two years after Romo was signed. To find the top-tier within that crowd, I then sorted them by career pass yard totals. There are plenty who passed for more yards and won more accolades than Romo. (Although Manning retired before last season, I kept him in for comparison.) Tony Romo5.702.707.0397.1 Tom Brady5.501.857.0997.2 Eli Manning199482004 In the end, Romo spent a decade in the conversation as one of the league’s best quarterbacks. But he was never quite the best — and thanks to the three years he spent on the bench at the beginning of his career and the 27 starts he missed from 2007 to 2015, his passing totals are perilously low to make the Hall of Fame.Unless voters go deep into what Romo did on the field, and look past how many years he wasn’t on it, he may be remembered as good, but not great. Philip Rivers5.302.646.8494.7 NAMESTARTSYARDSSUPER BOWL WINSMVP AWARDS1ST TEAM ALL-PROPRO BOWLS Quarterbacks with the most career pass yardage who entered the league between 1998 and 2005 and who were active last season. (With the exception of Peyton Manning, who is included for context.)Source: Romo’s rate stats aren’t so bad, though Eli Manning4.703.155.9683.7 Peyton Manning5.702.687.1796.5 read more

2010 NFL Mock Draft

1. St. Louis RamsSam Bradford, QB OklahomaThe Rams nab the new face of their franchise, although this team needs more than a face-lift.2. Detroit LionsNdamukong Suh, DT NebraskaDetroit desperately needs a playmaker on defense, and Suh will quickly become a fan favorite because of his non-stop energy and ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.3. Tampa Bay BuccaneersGerald McCoy, DT OklahomaTampa has many holes to fill, and McCoy gives the team a monster along the D-Line.4. Washington RedskinsRussell Okung, OT Oklahoma StateFormer starting quarterback Jason Campbell was beaten like a rag doll last year. The ‘Skins can’t afford to let that happen to the fragile Donovan McNabb.5. Kansas City ChiefsBryan Bulaga, OT IowaWith plenty of needs and no obvious choice, Kansas City could trade down. If not, Bulaga gives the Chiefs some beef up front.6. Seattle SeahawksTrent Williams, OT OklahomaSeattle is in a similar position as Washington. Former All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones tweeted in February that he was retiring and Seattle must keep quarterback Matt Hasselbeck healthy.7. Cleveland BrownsEric Berry, S TennesseeThe heralded Berry could be a savior for the Browns defense, giving the team a replica of Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu, who terrorize Cleveland twice a year.8. Oakland RaidersBruce Campbell, OT MarylandThere’s no rhyme or reason why Campbell should go this early. However, these are the Raiders, and Al Davis is notorious for drafting workout warriors.9. Buffalo BillsJimmy Clausen, QB Notre DameWhich is worse? Placing the draft’s No. 2 quarterback behind a shaky offensive line, or drafting a top lineman prospect to protect Trent Edwards or Brian Brohm?10. Jacksonville JaguarsDerrick Morgan, DE Georgia TechThe Jags traded Quentin Groves on Wednesday, Derrick Harvey has been a disappointment, Aaron Kampman is coming off a torn ACL, and they have to somehow pressure Peyton Manning.11. Denver BroncosDez Bryant, WR Oklahoma StateSure, coach Josh McDaniels probably won’t want to replace one diva receiver — Brandon Marshall — with another. But when Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney sit atop your depth chart, a receiver is a priority.12. Miami DolphinsRolando McClain, LB AlabamaBill Parcells will love McClain’s nose for stopping the run and his sensational leadership qualities.13. San Francisco 49ersJoe Haden, CB FloridaHaden’s cover skills make him the top cornerback prospect in the draft, but his inconsistent 40-times drop him out of the top 10.14. Seattle SeahawksC.J. Spiller, RB ClemsonSeattle’s war room will be doing backflips if Spiller falls into their lap. Julius Jones and Justin Forsett are not playmakers, which is what this offense desperately needs.15. New York GiantsJason Pierre-Paul, DE South FloridaRumors have swirled that defensive end Osi Umenyiora is on the trading block. Whether true or not, the athletic Pierre-Paul gives the Giants depth along the line.16. Tennessee TitansBrandon Graham, DE MichiganThe Titans need major help along the defensive line, and Graham would add immediate depth. He dominated the Big Ten throughout his career.17. San Francisco 49ersAnthony Davis, OT RutgersThe Niners have an opportunity to nab a pair of talented players with two picks in the top 17. Davis adds muscle to the O-Line.18. Pittsburgh SteelersKyle Wilson, CB Boise StateThough the Steelers have shortcomings along the offensive and defensive line, their struggles in the secondary last season are well-documented.19. Atlanta FalconsJerry Hughes, DE Texas ChristianAtlanta needs all the pass-rushing help they can get. Hughes can switch between end and linebacker.20. Houston TexansRyan Mathews, RB Fresno StateThe Texans would probably love to draft Texas native Earl Thomas to bolster their secondary, but Mathews gives them some thunder to Steve Slaton’s lightning.21. Cincinnati BengalsEarl Thomas, S TexasDrafting Thomas here is a steal for Cincinnati, who will also be tempted to take Jermaine Gresham. Bengals safeties Chris Crocker and Roy Williams will both be 30 this season.22. New England PatriotsSergio Kindle, LB TexasSurprisingly, the Patriots have a ton of holes to fill, one of which is a pass-rusher. Although he can be a liability in coverage, Bill Belichick will love Kindle’s versatility.23. Green Bay PackersMike Iupati, OT IdahoNo longer will Aaron Rodgers be running for his life. Iupati will help to give the Packers QB more time to throw.24. Philadelphia EaglesKareem Jackson, CB AlabamaThe Eagles, who traded starting cornerback Sheldon Brown earlier in the offseason, would be wise to snatch Jackson, whose stock is rising fast.25. Baltimore RavensJared Odrick, DT Penn StateFor a guy with a big frame, Odrick is surprisingly quick and will add depth to a thinning Ravens line.26. Arizona CardinalsJermaine Gresham, TE OklahomaArizona’s top tight ends are Anthony Becht and Ben Patrick. They need someone to stretch the middle of the field. They should look no further than Gresham, who runs like a gazelle and is the best available.27. Dallas CowboysTaylor Mays, S USCAfter dispensing of hard-hitting safety Roy Williams a year ago, Jerry Jones finds another play-making safety who depends too often on the big hit.28. San Diego ChargersBrian Price, DT UCLAWith Odrick gone, the Chargers will turn to Price to help fill the gap left by the departed Jamal Williams.29. New York JetsCarlos Dunlap, DE FloridaAdd another player to the list of talented yet troubled offseason additions for the Jets. If Rex Ryan can get Dunlap to mature, he could be a monster in green and white.30. Minnesota VikingsTim Tebow, QB FloridaTake a look at Minnesota’s depth chart. They have zero pressing needs. The Vikings can afford to roll the dice on Tebow. Brad Childress is a fan of Tebow and would allow him time to develop and eventually become the team’s starting quarterback, unless Brett Favre wants to play until he’s eligible for an AARP card.31. Indianapolis ColtsTerrence Cody, DT AlabamaEach year, the Colts draft near the bottom of the first round, where the top defensive tackle prospects are typically no longer available. Instead of picking up their usual leftover scraps, Indy reaches a bit for Mt. Cody, who can plug gaps and block kicks.32. New Orleans SaintsSean Weatherspoon, LB MissouriThe Super Bowl champs are a little thin at linebacker, and the play-making Weatherspoon will be a perfect fit for their aggressive defense read more

Allegri defended Dybala

first_imgPaulo Dybala was sent off during his team’s game against Real Madrid and he complicated the situation for the home team that lost the match 3-0 in the end – but Massimiliano Allegri defended his side’s young striker.The Argentinian caused a lot of troubles for Juventus but his coach insisted that he was great against Real Madrid and he doesn’t deserve to be criticized that much.The Italian manager spoke about Dybala’s form and his team selection as he said, according to Football Italia:“Dybala? Contrary to what’s been said, Dybala had a good game against Real.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Unfortunately, the red card affected his performance, but he had one of his best games in my opinion. I think he’s growing, especially at European level.”“If Bentancur, a lad born in 1997, with excellent qualities with a great future ahead of him, didn’t have these characteristics, he wouldn’t have played against Barcelona and Real Madrid.”“Higuain? I still have to decide my team, but it’s likely he’ll be out.”last_img read more