How Man Utd will line up against Tottenham with McTominay and Matic in contention

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford on Wednesday as United look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are floundering in ninth but could welcome Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic back to their injury ravaged midfield as Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time since his United sacking in December 2018.3 How Man Utd could lineup vs TottenhamPaul Pogba is still out having been abroad recovering from an ankle injury and Solskjaer was disappointed to have to talk about injuries again.He said: “You know I don’t want to talk about these injuries we’ve had, but of course when you get Scott back, when you get Paul back… we have been light in midfield because we had Scott and Nemanja and Paul out for such a long time and that’s affected us.”Scott and Nemanja are touch-and-go, so let’s get this [Tuesday’s] training session out of the way.3″We’ve got more games than this one, so I can’t just look at one game. We’ve got to look at the long term.”We will give the players a training session today and see how they are, everyone.”Of course, Sunday is also still in people’s heads so it is not going to be a hard session, but we will have a good team out.”We have the facilities and people behind the scenes working really hard to get players fit.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himIf McTominay is fit for the Spurs clash after his ankle injury, he will likely slot in alongside Fred at the base of midfield with Andreas Pereira pushing forward to take Juan Mata’s number 10 role.However, Solskjaer could really shake things up and throw both players back into the fold in an alternate XI.There is also a chance the misfiring Anthony Martial could be benched giving youngster Mason Greenwood a chance to shine in the Prem.3Jose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devilslast_img read more

Wests Tigers 2017 NRL Fantasy guide

first_imgFantasy gunJames Tedesco (WFB, $483,000): Tries, tackle breaks, run metres – James Tedesco gives you exactly what you want in an NRL Fantasy fullback. The fact the Wests Tigers No.1 is also a gifted playmaker – producing a dozen try assists last year – is icing on the cake. He’s had his problems with injury (he’s only managed to play 20 or more games once in his four full seasons in the NRL) but he looks likely to be the dominant winger/fullback in Fantasy this season, particularly if his chief rival Cameron Munster shifts to the halves for Melbourne to accommodate the returning Billy Slater.WildcardsMatt Ballin (HOK, $214,000): He’s not getting any younger but if he’s fit and starting for the Tigers in 2017, Matt Ballin will be an absolute bargain in NRL Fantasy. He was practically a non-factor in an injury-affected 2016 campaign, making him a steal at the start of the new season at $214,000. Ballin averaged 39 points per game in 2015, which corresponds to a value of about $370,000. But after an injury-wrecked season and with time not on his side, will a youngster like Jacob Liddle get the nod ahead of him at hooker?Mitch Moses (HLF, $375,000): A revelation for the Tigers at the end of the 2016 season, Mitch Moses is an interesting Fantasy prospect this year. He’s a tricky option as he’s always a risk of dropping points through errors or missed tackles, but on his day can be a great value buy. In the last six rounds of 2016 he averaged 54 points a game; before that his average was 34. Will he carry on that brilliant late-season form in 2017, or revert back to his old self? Traditionally, consistency is not his strength – last season he had three scores in the teens, four in the 20s, four in the 30s, eight in the 40s, one in the 50s and three 70+ efforts. No doubt he’s a gamble, but he could be a gamble worth taking.Cash cowJamal Idris (CTR, $194,000): He’s big, he’s talented, and he’s pretty much a mystery now that he’s back in rugby league after departing the Panthers in 2015. It’s unclear at this stage what role Idris will play at the Tigers in 2017 – a bench spot looks more likely than a starting role in the centres with Kevin Naiqama and Tim Simona already doing a good job there – but the key factor for Fantasy coaches is Idris’s cheap starting price of $194,000. That means if he can manage to eke out scores in the high 20s he should be able to earn about $100,000 in price rises – but getting enough game time will be vital.2017 NRL Fantasy prices James Tedesco (WFB, $483,000)David Nofoaluma (WFB, $436,000)Aaron Woods (FRF, $435,000)Elijah Taylor (2RF, $399,000)Mitchell Moses (HLF, $375,000)Sauaso Sue (2RF, FRF, $346,000)Kevin Naiqama (CTR, $345,000)Chris Lawrence (2RF, $341,000)Tim Grant (FRF, $338,000)Kyle Lovett (2RF, $313,000)Ava Seumanufagai (FRF, $308,000)Luke Brooks (HLF, $293,000)Tim Simona (CTR, $269,000)Josh Aloiai (2RF, $231,000)Jordan Rankin (WFB, $225,000)Jacob Liddle (HOK, $221,000)Joel Edwards (2RF, $215,000)Matt Ballin (HOK, $214,000)Jamal Idris (CTR, $194,000)Jack Littlejohn (HLF, $179,000)JJ Felise (FRF, $176,000)Michael Chee-Kam (2RF, CTR, $158,000)Justin Hunt (WFB, $143,000)Matt McIlwrick (HOK, $143,000)Dallas Graham (FRF, $138,000)Rod Griffin (FRF, $138,000)Nathan Milone (CTR, $138,000)last_img read more

How to Implement Successful Sales Training For a Multigenerational Workforce

first_imgOne of the biggest talent management challenges facing sales organizations today is the need to effectively manage a multigenerational workforce. In fact, as Rebecca Knight points out in an article for the Harvard Business Review, this is the first period in history where businesses have had to contend with five generations working side by side.Each generation has its own values, beliefs and preferences. Delayed retirements and the increased prevalence of university education mean it is now also common for people from older generations to be managed by people from younger generations, meaning there is no longer a clear generational hierarchy in most companies.One area where this generational mix can potentially be most problematic is when it comes to training and developing staff members. In this article, we take a look at how organizations can implement a successful sales training strategy, which caters to multiple generations in the workforce.The Five GenerationsFirst, it is important to have a basic understanding of the different workforce demographics. The five generations currently active within the workforce are as follows:Traditionalists or the Greatest Generation– This refers to those born before 1945. Although most have retired from the workforce, many remain. They are defined by a strong work ethic and respect for authority, but may struggle with technology.Baby Boomers– Born between 1946 and 1964, many Baby Boomers are approaching retirement. They grew up at a time of social change, and are defined by their competitive instinct, optimism, adaptability and consumerism.Generation X– Still widely represented in the workforce, Gen Xers were born between 1965 and 1980. They have a greater appreciation of technology, are independent thinkers and prioritize work/life balance.Millennials– Also known as ‘Generation Y’, Millennials were born between 1981 and 1997. They are defined by their comfort with technology, their adaptability, their liberal social views and a fondness for collaboration.Generation Z– Born after 1997, Generation Z represent a fairly small proportion of the workforce. They are more likely to be university educated, were born in the internet age and are comfortable with social media.Of course, it is essential to understand that people are not entirely defined by their generation. Not everyone fits their generation’s tendencies exactly and there are other things to take into account, including culture and education. However, understanding the main five generations is an important starting point.Varied Training MethodsMillennials have been the dominant generation in the workplace since around 2015 and it is projected that they will account for 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Add to that the fact that remaining Traditionalists will be gradually squeezed out by Generation Z and it makes sense to be forward thinking with your sales training methods.In attempting to appeal to millennials, as well as Generations X and Z, it makes sense to embrace technology-based training. However, at the same time, the Baby Boomers and Traditionalists in your workforce are often used to more traditional, individual classroom training and they may benefit more from this type of learning.“Gen Xers tend to prefer working independently, while Millennials like to work in teams,” says Audie Mccarthy in an article for Training Magazine. “This is possibly a reflection of how the current education system puts emphasis on group projects, while the education model for Boomers and Gen Xers was for students to sit in rows.”What this means is that your training should be varied, so that it caters to different preferences. You should combine classroom learning with more modern, technologically-driven methods and mix things up regularly.Cross-Gen CollaborationOne of the best talent management strategies for bridging the gap between generations in training and coaching is to introduce an element of cross-generational teamwork. For example, group training exercises adhere to some of the structured training that Baby Boomers like, while allowing Millennials to get their collaborative fix.Meanwhile, the concept of reverse mentoring has become increasingly popular, allowing employees from younger generations to teach older employees about the benefits of modern technology. Meanwhile, the younger person gets to benefit from the experience, wisdom and expertise of the older person. Collaborative approaches can also diffuse some of the awkwardness that comes from younger managers telling older people how to do things.Ultimately, the generational divide in the modern workplace does not need to present a particular obstacle for training. If sales leaders provide a variety of training methods, are willing to adapt based on audience and encourage collaboration between the generations, training can be effective and employees can help one another learn and grow.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more