Alli: There’s more to me than goals and assists

first_imgDele Alli is hoping to improve on his tally of 15 goals and assists from last season, but says there is a lot more to his game than finding the net.Alli announced himself at Tottenham as a goal threat from midfield, registering 35 goal contributions in his second season – his best campaign to date in that regard.Last year, the numbers dropped and he drew criticism from some quarters where he was seen to be underperforming. But, awaiting his fifth season as a Premier League player, Alli is now a more rounded midfielder and he wants to be judged on his overall contribution to the team. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Obviously because of my first two seasons and the amount of goals and assists I managed to get, people expect that to be my game,” he told the club’s website.“But as a midfielder, I don’t think that’s just what it’s all about. We have defensive work as well, making space for other players and getting goals and assists as well. That’s what I judge my game on.“I do more for the team defensively. Maybe not getting as many goals and assists, but that’s not important to me. I make sure I help the team and try to keep my place in the starting eleven. I’m learning every year as a player and I feel more complete.”Still only 23, Alli will be thinking of himself as a senior member of the Spurs squad as Mauricio Pochettino looks to take his side to the next level.Harry Winks Dele Alli Tottenham 08122018He could head past 150 appearances and 50 goals in the Premier League this campaign, and now has the experience of a Champions League final under his belt as well as last year’s World Cup semi.While he shoulders more responsibility on the pitch than at the beginning of his Spurs career, he doesn’t think he is too different off it.“As a person, I haven’t changed,” he said. “I’ve always been the same. I think I’m a more established player now, people know who I am a lot more but as a person, I’m as hungry as I always was when I first came here.“I still want to achieve a lot more and that won’t stop. Every year I’ve learned so much with the players I’m playing with and the coaching staff.“I feel like I’m in a great place to continue learning. I’m still young and excited to keep learning and improving as a player. It would be nice to get a few more goals and assists this season but that’s not what my whole game is based on.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Cyber security program being offered after Ransomware issues

Information Technology Services will offer a cyber security awareness program for faculty, staff and students this fall.The program will inform the Brock community about the risks of being connected and teach safe practices to keep all of our systems and data as safe as possible after a nasty threat that resurfaced across the Internet this past week called Ransomware.Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts files on an infected computer, including shared drives, and demands payment to decrypt them. There is no known way to decrypt these files once they are encrypted except to make the payment, which Brock University is strongly against.This type of infection is very disruptive and in some cases results in loss of data if backups are not being performed on a daily basis by the end user.??Ransomware is typically spread through email attachments, but can also be spread by visiting a malicious or hacked website that will try to exploit outdated browser plugins.The best way to avoid infection is to not open any attachments in emails from?unknown sources. Also avoid attachments from known sources that seem suspicious?and be careful of the websites visited.Keeping your systems up to date with security patches and staying current with your antivirus/malware protection software will also help protect your systems and data.If you suspect that your computer has been infected please turn the? computer off immediately and call the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357.Recovering from a Ransomware infection depends on how quickly the infection is detected, how promptly the computer is powered off and whether a backup of your data is being done on a regular schedule.For more information on backing up your data please contact the ITS Help Desk.Information the Brock University cyber security awareness program will be posted as it becomes available. read more

Portumna are the 2014 SHC club champions after victory over Mount Leinster

first_imgScorers for Portumna: Joe Canning 0-10 (0-8f), Ollie Canning, Damien Hayes 0-3 each, Kevin Hayes 0-2, Ronan O’Meara 0-1.Scorers for Mount Leinster Rangers: Denis Murphy 0-5 (0-4f), Paul Coady 0-3, Edward Byrne, John Coady, Hugh Paddy O’Byrne 0-1 each.PORTUMNA: Joe Keane; Conor O’Hare, Eugene McEntee, Gareth Heagney; Peter Smith, Martin Dolphin, Eoin Lynch; Leo Smith, Andrew Smith; Kevin Hayes, Damien Hayes, Ollie Canning; Ronan O’Meara, Joe Canning, Niall Hayes.Subs: Owen Treacy for Peter Smith (43), Patrick Dolphin for Niall Hayes (46), Oisin Royston for O’Meara (60) MOUNT LEINSTER RANGERS: Frank Foley; Michael Doyle, Garry Doyle, Gary Kelly; Diarmuid Byrne, Richard Coady, Edward Coady; Derek Byrne, Padraig Nolan; Paul Coady, Edward Byrne, David Phelan; Denis Murphy, John Coady, Eoin Doyle.Subs: Hugh Paddy O’Byrne for John Coady (35), Jack Murphy for Phelan (50), Willie Hickey for Doyle (56), Brian Nolan for Derek Byrne (60).Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)As it happened: Portumna v Mount Leinster Rangers, AIB All-Ireland SHC club final>LIVE: St Vincent’s v Castlebar Mitchels, AIB All-Ireland SFC club final> Updated at 16.20Portumna 0-19Mount Leinster Rangers 0-11PORTUMNA ARE THE 2014 SHC club champions following a 0-19 to 0-11 win over Mount Leinster Rangers today.They led for the majority of the contest, establishing a 0-9 to 0-5 half-time lead, before consolidating that advantage in the second period.Mount Leinster Rangers threatened a comeback in the second half, with points from Paul Coady and Denis Murphy bringing them back to within four points of their opponents, before they pulled away again to secure an eight-point victory.The Carlow side started brightly with Murphy getting the first point of the game before Joe Canning responded with a strike from a free for their rivals. After points by Edward Byrne and Murphy put Mount Leinster Rangers 0-3 to 0-1 ahead, Portumna subsequently took control of the contest, hitting six unanswered scores.Efforts from Damien Hayes and Joe Canning extended their advantage further, as they earned a four-point lead at the break.The second half acquired a similar pattern, as the Galwegians gradually edged away from their opponents on the scoreboard.With the score at 0-13 to 0-9, four pints from Joe Canning enabled his side to establish an insurmountable lead in the final 10 minutes, ultimately winning the game by a relatively comfortable margin of eight points.In addition, Mount Leinster’s Edward Coady was sent off late on to complete a miserable day for the Carlow champions.It’s Portumna’s fourth All-Ireland senior hurling club title overall, after previous wins in 2006, 2008 and 2009. They now go second with Birr’s Offaly in the overall roll of honour, just behind Kilkenny’s Ballyhale Shamrocks.last_img read more