Marriner suffers Hughes criticism

first_img Press Association Mark Hughes was scathing of Andre Marriner ‘s performance in Stoke’s defeat to Tottenham and believes a lack of confidence may be clouding the referee’s judgement. Shawcross saw red after catching Danny Rose, who scored the only goal of the game with a header in the 33rd minute. The Stoke fans felt Rose had exaggerated the foul and targeted him until he was substituted in the 69th minute shortly after picking up a yellow card himself for shoving Geoff Cameron in the chest. Hughes said: “It’s clearly a foul but that’s all it is. “The referee played on for about five or 10 seconds and then brought it back and deemed it worthy of a yellow card, so whether he’d forgotten he’d already booked him, which for a senior referee is a little bit poor. “He should have had time to realise it was a second yellow, and to have a second yellow for that I think is rather harsh on Ryan and ourselves. “I’ve been involved in games with Andre Marriner for many seasons and he’s a top referee. Today I thought his performance was really poor. “Whether or not his confidence is a little bit shot because he’s been involved in games that have highlighted some of his decisions in the past. Maybe it’s affecting his performance because h e frustrated us on numerous occasions. “Not least Danny Rose, who raises two hands. Everybody knows it’s a clear straight red and he gives a yellow card.” Another contentious moment came early in the game when Shawcross felt Emmanuel Adebayor should have been punished for catching him in the face with an arm. “He was down for a good two minutes so something’s happened,” said Hughes. “The referee missed that as well. Whether or not that was deliberate, I’m not sure. We felt aggrieved about that decision as well. “But the top and bottom of it is we put in a fantastic performance. Under difficult circumstances I thought we were absolutely magnificent to a man, and the crowd responded to what they were seeing on the pitch. “They understood we needed their backing and they were delighted with what they saw. The sound in the stadium was something special and I was really proud of everybody connected with Stoke City today.” Rose’s goal was his first in the Premier League this season and his first for Tottenham since his stunning winner against Arsenal four years ago. Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood admitted he feared the worst when the 23-year-old pushed Cameron, saying: ” My heart was in my mouth. “He’s the match-winner for us today. I thought he was performing really well and I didn’t really want to bring him off but I had to defuse the situation. “I’ve never heard a crowd so hyped up. I thought I had to get him off and send him to the dressing room – out of sight, out of mind. “He’s still a young guy, he’s still learning his trade. We’re smiling because we haven’t been reduced to 10 men and he can learn from it. “It is a positive because we’ve come away unscathed. We’ve got a clean sheet and Danny will grow from that. “He did make the referee make a decision and he shouldn’t really be putting himself in that situation. I’ve told him.” Sherwood disagreed with Hughes over the Shawcross sending off, adding: ” I like tackling, I don’t want anyone to get sent off, but it’s two bookings.” Marriner was the referee who mistakenly sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Arsenal’s 6-0 defeat by Chelsea last month. Hughes’ main gripe was Marriner’s decision to show Ryan Shawcross a second yellow card seven minutes into the second half of the 1-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium. last_img read more

Quentin Hillsman is beating Jim Boeheim and Dino Babers in the social media race

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Merriam-Webster has two definitions for “meme,” both being nouns. One is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture,” while the other is “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.”The latter definition surely applies to Hillsman’s practices, but the former does, too, because both Grant and redshirt junior guard Isis Young said they follow Hillsman on social media. They see his posts and are more motivated than amused because the messages of Hillsman’s memes are familiar. They’re the same lessons he preaches during practice.“You just see (the memes) and you reinforce,” Young said. “Like, ‘OK coach likes toughness.’ But we know that.” The content of these meme-lessons isn’t on a calculated schedule. It’s “random,” Hillsman said. Still, there are people who don’t even believe he’s tech-savvy enough to do any of this himself.“They’re sleeping on my abilities here, right?” he joked last week.But the people who do believe are the ones who matter the most. They’re the ones who run his plays and follow his rules. They’re the ones who came to Syracuse to play for @CoachQatSU. Comments Recruiting hatched Hillsman’s web presence. If the kids were using it, he figured he ought to as well. From there, it grew into a convenient way to stay in touch with players who have graduated and moved on.“He knows what this generation is all about and he’s a part of it,” junior guard Abby Grant said.Retweeting — essentially the reposting of another account’s original content — is not what sets Hillsman apart from the the likes of Boeheim and Babers. Rather, Hillsman also posts photos of himself and players captioned with large block lettering of an inspirational phrase.They often end up on his Instagram account as well. In a sense, they’re memes.center_img Published on November 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Jim Boeheim hasn’t sent out a tweet in the month of November. Neither has Dino Babers, aside from an obligatory Veterans’ Day post with a graphic made by the SU football social media team. As popular as these coaches are — the billboards and TV commercials will show you they are quite popular in central New York — they are not Quentin Hillsman.Hillsman, or “Coach Q” as his Syracuse (1-0) women’s basketball players call him, is instead a man of memes. He inundates the Twittersphere, sharing loads of news from SU Athletics and producing original material of his own. Just as you’ll rarely spot him on the sideline wearing something as standard as Boeheim’s usual blue coat-grey pants combo, you’ll seldom see a day go by where he isn’t active on Twitter.“This new age, you guys don’t talk on the phone anymore,” Hillsman said. “You have to tweet and text and Instagram and all this.”He’s right. Nearly a quarter of teens admit to going online “almost constantly,” according to a 2015 report released by the Pew Research Center. A whopping 92 percent of teens hop online at least once a day, the report said, adding that this mania of internet usage is possible because nearly three-quarters of teens own or have access to smartphones. In a world where those phones are becoming increasingly multidimensional, Hillsman is using his to connect with his players of the past, present and future.last_img read more