Danny Murphy insists Brendan Rodgers deserves to be given time to turn things around at Liverpool.The northern Irishman is coming under increasing pressure at Anfield, with the club already out of the Champions League and sitting tenth in the Premier League following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester United.But Murphy has given his support to the under-fire Reds boss, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast it would be wrong to discard the 41-year-old given the work he did last season.“I don’t think they should [make a change]. I can’t speak on behalf of the owners, but I think that would be crazy [to sack him],” said the former Liverpool midfielder.“When things were going brilliantly last season, he wasn’t getting carried away and he was humble, and I like that in Brendan. And, for me, he has earned the right to go through a bad spell.”Rodgers spent more than £100million on signings in the summer, but many of the new arrivals, including Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli, have failed to impress.Murphy, however, is not convinced Rodgers has the ultimate say when it comes to recruitment and has suggested the fault lies with the club over the lack of quality arrivals.“The question mark I would have is in terms of recruitment. Who is actually doing that and who has got the biggest say?” he continued.“Brendan has probably expressed he has a huge say in it, and maybe the final say, but it is what actually goes on I am talking about, not what they say to the fans.“Ultimately, whoever is doing it, Brendan is going to be held responsible because they are the lads not performing on the pitch and some of those lads that came in need to do more for Brendan and stand up and be counted.”
ReadWrite celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 20, 2013. For the occasion, we’re running a series of articles looking back—and looking forward.Ten years ago, I published the first post on this weblog. Entitled simply “The Read/Write Web,” it was a manifesto of sorts. The first era of the Web, from the 1990s to the early 2000s, had been largely read-only. It was stuck in the old broadcast model: professionals published the content, the rest of us merely read it.But in 2002 and 2003, I could sense that a sea change was near. Tools were being developed that empowered everyone—including me—to publish to the Web.“The goal now is to convert the Web into a two-way system,” I wrote in that debut post. “Ordinary people should be able to write to the Web, just as easily as they can browse and read it.”ReadWrite’s Predictive PowersWell, that goal was well and truly achieved! While nobody could have predicted in 2003 the scale of innovation that would occur, I’m proud that over the years ReadWrite did predict many technologies that people take for granted today.For example, I remember writing a lot about the Web Office over the first five years of this blog. In our end-of-year predictions post in 2006, I wrote: “The consumerization of the enterprise trend will start to infiltrate corporate IT, in the form of Web-based office apps and more collaborative systems.” Scan your typical office in 2013 and you will see Google Docs, corporate versions of Twitter, Evernote Business, and many more applications that came from the consumer world.Also look at the rise of Amazon Web Services, a cloud-computing platform from the online retailer that was well ahead of its time and which we wrote about extensively (mostly thanks to Alex Iskold, one of our earliest feature writers).Our 2006 predictions post stated:“We also think there will be moves toward an Amazon-like web services stack from other players, particularly Google. For example Google may want to catch up with Amazon’s S3 – EC2 services. And where Google goes, you can expect Microsoft to go too.”Since 2006, not only have Google and Microsoft created cloud-computing platforms, but so have Apple, Oracle, HP, Rackspace and many other companies.I’m also proud that ReadWrite wrote about some trends long before they became popular. For example, The Internet of Things—when real-world objects get connected to the Internet. ReadWrite was the only tech blog exploring that trend back in 2009, when only a few brave developers and startups were building consumer products. Fast forward to 2013 and the market for Internet-connected cars, thermostats, security systems, watches and other real-world objects is thriving.A Decade of Astounding InnovationIn April 2003, I was an unknown 31-year old website manager from New Zealand, about as far away from Silicon Valley as you can get. I may not have been in the right place, but I was certainly at the right time. Over the next ten years, I got to explore and help chronicle the emergence of first the Social Web (2003-2005), then the Mobile Web (2007-2008)—arguably the two biggest waves of technology innovation over the past decade.ReadWrite has witnessed—and written about—the creation of many revolutionary technologies:MySpace, the first mass-market social network, launched in August 2003.Flickr, which became the leading photo-sharing website of the era, launched in February 2004.Facebook launched to Harvard students in February 2004 and eventually opened to the wider public in September 2006.YouTube, the video-sharing phenomenon, opened as a beta site in May 2005.Twitter was created in 2006 and had its first tipping point in March 2007 at SXSW.The iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs in January 2007.Google announced its open-source mobile operating system, Android, in November 2007.Apple launched the App Store in July 2008.The first Android phone, the HTC Dream, was released in October 2008.The iPad was released in April 2010.Google+ launched in June 2011.Here’s To The Next Decade!When I started ReadWrite in 2003, the Web was primarily about what was happening on your home computer. And as outlined above, a lot of innovation happened in that era of the Web—Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and more.But today, the Internet is everywhere. As Owen Thomas wrote in his introductory post as ReadWrite’s new editor-in-chief, the Internet is now in our pockets, on our bodies, scattered around the physical world. So I’m thrilled that the blog I founded will chronicle this new era of the Read/Write Web—a world where everything is read/write.Photo composite by Madeleine Weiss. richard macmanus Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#ReadWrite#Richard MacManus#RW10#ten
Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC As for the ugly shot, did Fultz change his mechanics because his shoulder hurt or does his shoulder hurt because he changed his mechanics? Even that isn’t really clear, though the latter seems more likely.“I don’t dismiss that it could have been a possibility,” Brown said.Fultz, though, now has a spot on the Injured 76ers Rookies list that boasts such recent prospects as Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. That trio of first-round picks all missed their rookie seasons (Embiid missed his first two) and Fultz for now is only scheduled to miss Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and road games Saturday at Dallas and Monday at Houston.“I think that we all understand there were some things going on,” coach Brett Brown said. “I feel like it’s a time where we can take a deep breath and help move him forward in a cleaner way.”Fultz is shooting 33 percent, 50 percent from the free-throw line and has not attempted a 3-point shot all season, all as a reserve.“I watched hundreds and hundreds of his shots,” Brown said. “I get so excited because you see so clearly why he was the first player chosen. The kid is a baller. He can really play.”ADVERTISEMENT The 76ers traded the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick to the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 pick with the intention of drafting Fultz. Team president Bryan Colangelo said there had been “no medical reason” not to play Fultz this season and the shoulder had no structural damage.“At some point, you’ve got to know your body can no longer go through certain things,” Embiid said.Colangelo and the Sixers were caught on their heels for the second time this season over the severity of their stars’ injuries. The Sixers said in January that Embiid was out with swelling and a bone bruise in his left knee until news broke it was actually a torn meniscus. It’s difficult to imagine the Sixers would have said Fultz was treated with a shot had it not been for the agent’s erroneous statement to ESPN.“I think we are unfairly scrutinized, sometimes,” Brown said. “I understand we have been put in funnysituations.”The Sixers have made a heavy investment the last few years in their medical department, building a new training complex that offers round-the-clock care. The team sent out a press release when it hired itsfirst-ever “Vice President of Athlete Care.”But no amount of sports science has kept Philadelphia’s cornerstones healthy.The fact that Fultz even played has gone against one of the core principles of “The Process,” which is patience. The Sixers did not hesitate to shut down Noel, Embiid and Simmons and never wavered in the decision not to play them, even at times when they were dunking and shooting 3s in warmups.Brown was stymied at times in a pregame scrum that featured nearly three dozen members of the media andfelt more like a “60 Minutes” interrogation than a loose Q&A.How could you tell the injury affected Fultz?“I don’t want to comment on that.” Fultz has made the wrong kind of headlines in his brief tenure for shooting mechanics that resemble something akin to a toddler learning to shoot a basketball. Take a quick scan of YouTube videos, and highlights of the 6-foot-4 guard out of Washington can be found under the titles “Markelle Fultz Gruesome Free Throws ,” ”This Is Why Markelle Fultz’s Free Throws Look Like Trash” and “Are the 76ers Cursed?”Cursed? Nah.Confused? Certainly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFultz, whose shooting form has been widely mocked all season, was finally shut down by the Sixers on Wednesday and he will be evaluated again next week.But no one in the organization can pinpoint when Fultz’s form went awry, though he’s had soreness since the summer. Fultz’s agent caused a brief panic this week when he said Fultz had fluid drained from his shoulder. The truth was, Fultz simply had a cortisone injection this month to treat the shoulder — a procedure the Sixers curiously did not reveal until the facts became confounding. NBA: DeMarcus Cousins regrets being loyal to Sacramento Kings LATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion In this Oct. 9, 2017, photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. Fultz gets to start the next chapter of his career in a familiar spot. The No. 1 pick in the draft will make his NBA debut for the 76ers on Wednesday night, Oct. 18, at the Washington Wizards, about a half-hour from home. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)PHILADELPHIA — Markelle Fultz has a sore right shoulder and the 76ers benched him for three games.The injury and his absence — for now, at least — are about the only things certain for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments When you did you become aware Fultz was injured?“I don’t know.”Did you know Fultz had a cortisone shot?“I don’t even remember.”The Sixers also don’t know if Fultz will stick with his new shooting motion or go back to the one he used at Washington once he’s medically cleared.“I can’t wait to play with him because I think me and him on the pick-and-roll are going to be unstoppable,” Embiid said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Also Believes Notre Dame Should Be In A Conference To Be Playoff Eligible
Dabo Swinney WhipAs we make it through college football media days and the various ESPN “car washes” that follow, Notre Dame’s independent status has become a hot topic of conversation once again. Last week, Missouri’s Gary Pinkel argued that the Fighting Irish should be forced into joining a league within a year. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney agrees: either Notre Dame should join a league with a conference championship, or adopt a 13 game schedule.Dabo Swinney agrees w/Gary Pinkel: “Absolutely Notre Dame needs to be in conference or play 13 games to be in @CFBPlayoff“— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 27, 2015Swinney’s not the only high-profile ACC coach to think this.Paul Johnson: “Notre Dame should be in the ACC. It’s another brand program to strengthen the conference.”— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 27, 2015The ACC obviously has a lot to gain from Notre Dame, if it ever committed fully to joining a conference. With the current scheduling arrangement between the Fighting Irish and the league, the ACC is currently the most logical landing spot for Notre Dame football. Adding Notre Dame would be a big boost to the ACC football brand, which lags behind the other power conferences when it comes to perceived strength.