Carlo Cudicini recalled his time alongside Petr Cech at Chelsea where they competed with each other for the number one goalkeeping jerseyBefore Cech’s arrival in 2004, Cudicini had been the undisputed number one at Chelsea for the last four years and was even named the Premier League’s best goalkeeper of the 2002/03 campaign.But once Cech was at Stamford Bridge, Cudicini was instantly demoted to the bench as the Czech enjoyed record-breaking success with Chelsea.Cudicini spent the following four and a half years being Cech’s backup before he left for Tottenham in January 2009.However, the Italian only has fond memories of his time alongside Cech who announced his retirement this week from football at the end of the season.“We were fighting for one place and we always gave 120 per cent because we knew if we weren’t able to do our job somebody else would have stepped in,” Cudicini told Chelsea TV.“I tried to push Petr very hard when he was playing, trying to make sure his concentration was always top, and I’m sure that he thought to do the same when I was playing in cups and other games.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It’s easy to get along well with Petr because he’s such a smart guy, an intelligent guy.“He has so many hobbies so we developed a friendship which is still there, still strong and hopefully it will carry on to be like that.”Cech’s first season at Chelsea was especially remarkable given his quick adaption to English football which saw him only concede 15 goals and make a record 21 clean sheets in the Premier League at the age of 22.“If you think, in his first season he was still very young,” said Cudicini.“I said many times that it’s never easy to make the transition between other leagues and the Premier League and he was unbelievable. He had the record for clean sheets and it was a brilliant season.”Nowadays, the Italian has retired from playing football and works as an assistant coach back at Chelsea.
September 14, 2019
The addition of Outsports fills a gap for the company and helps it to reach new audiences. The SB Nation network includes over 300 distinct team and sport-specific sites, covering every major pro and college program in the U.S. and Canada, as well as non-team sports like NASCAR, MMA and Golf. Each site is devoted to an individual team, sport or league, and has its own writers, logos, team colors and community flavor, reflecting unique team traditions and fan spirit.The deal has been brewing for about two years—in 2011, Vox contacted co-founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler after reading about Outsports in the New York Times. Zeigler says that talks began with Vox once the company realized “Outsports presented an opportunity to Vox to dive into a demographic-based model, which is different from what they were doing things.”Lockland adds that the company plans to enhance Outsports’ digital platform to foster better and more community interaction, in addition to enabling the group to produce more multimedia packages, collaborative news with other SB Nation sites and long-form, rich content. “With their resources we can get our articles and posts in front of a larger audience,” says Zeigler. “The sports world does not have the best reputation in regards to gay folks, so a lot of our readers were very concerned that Outsports would become something very different and that SB Nation would change it—someone even said they were afraid if there was homophobia at SB Nation. But they will enhance the product, offer resources and let us keep doing what we’re doing, and they’re a very LGBT friendly company.” Vox Media’s sports group just got bigger and more diverse. The company announced Tuesday that it has acquired Outsports.com, a leader in gay sports journalism, which is slated to join the company’s 20 million unique visitor per month sports network, SB Nation.Vox and Outsports declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. “We look to target young, male, affluent influencers and the Outsports audience fit that profile really well,” says Kevin Lockland, VP of SB Nation’s editorial operations. “Vox’s core mission is about empowering talented digital creators with exceptional products and technologies. Outsports has established that they are thought leaders in the LGBT sports movement and we felt like they fit our network as digital natives, and we can provide them with a better platform for story telling. They cover an area that is underserved and undercovered and no one does it better than these guys.”
September 10, 2019
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