Ex-Arsenal physio worried about players mental, physical health

first_imgEx-Arsenal physio, Gary Lewin, is worried about Premier League players’ mental and physical health during the current lockdown. “From a sports perspective, the adrenaline rush that they get two or three times a week, the competitive urge they get on a regular basis is now being withdrawn. “That would come into some of the thinking of the support staff in clubs if they’re doing group fitness sessions with players from home – to make it competitive and give a competitive edge amongst the squad.” Lewin continued: “You’ve also got the mental wellbeing aspect that players are scared. This is a virus that can affect anybody in their day-to-day lives. “You’ve already seen instances of managers and players around the world that have been infected. “Although the experts are telling us that young, fit people may only get a mild dose of it, you are still hearing stories of other people that are relatively fit and healthy that have still been affected in a really bad way. Read Also:Arsenal make £100,000 donation to help combat coronavirus “So the players are scared. They’re scared for their families. They don’t want their families to become ill. “There’s a lot of pressure on everybody, but with regard to footballers, not only about the lack of football, but also what’s going on in everyone’s lives day to day.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Britain has been locked down for the next three weeks, as the nation tries to stop the spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus. And Lewin says the suspension of football will impact the players mental and physical health. Speaking to the Football Ramble Daily Podcast, Lewin said: “I’ve heard the phrase institutionalised used and it’s not wrong. “Players, their whole lives are geared around performance and getting ready for the next game, and we’re now in the business end of the season, the last 10-12 games of the league, the final stages of all cup competitions and suddenly that’s stopped. “This will be unprecedented. Players sometimes stop through injury, players sometimes stop through illness, or they stop because they’ve been dropped from the team, but the matches still go on. “Turning the telly on at the weekend and there’s no Match Of The Day or live reporting of any sport anywhere – it’s a massive void. Promoted Content6 Product That Have Wild Origin StoriesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more

Opponent preview: What to know about North Carolina State

first_img Published on February 11, 2020 at 12:25 am Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse (14-9, 7-5 Atlantic Coast) looks to create another win-streak in a home matchup with North Carolina State (15-8, 6-6) Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange bounced back after two-straight losses with a win over Wake Forest last Saturday that came courtesy of a game-winning Brycen Goodine layup.Here’s what to know about NC State ahead of its game against Syracuse.All-time series: Syracuse leads 7-5Last time they played: North Carolina State dominated the Orange 73-58 on Feb. 13, 2019. Braxton Beverly led NC State in scoring with 21 points, and Frank Howard matched that point total for Syracuse. But the Orange couldn’t overcome an off-night from Tyus Battle, who shot 33% and scored just seven points.The NC State report: The Wolfpack, who started the season strong and firmly placed themselves around the top of the ACC, fell off a little bit recently and now sit behind SU in the conference standings. Though the Wolfpack suffered three-straight losses recently, a balanced scoring approach keeps them a threat in any game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textC.J. Bryce and Markell Johnson have nearly identical scoring averages to lead NC State, and Johnson is its top distributor as well. This allows NC State to be one of the most efficient offenses in the nation with a 110.2 adjusted efficiency per KenPom. It’ll play clean basketball and score efficiently.How Syracuse beats the Wolfpack: Syracuse needs its offense to reemerge. Though Syracuse has not played poorly lately, it could use a big performance to stave off a North Carolina State team that during its best stretches of the season steadily scored between 65 and 77 points. Syracuse has much more firepower and if its shooters get hot, that could be too much for the Wolfpack to handle.Stat to know: 7.5 — NC State’s non-steal turnover percentage, one of the 15 lowest rates in the country. The Wolfpack are crisp with their passing and communication.KenPom odds: The Orange have a 65% chance of winning the game with a final score of 77-72, per KenPom.Player to watch: Markell Johnson, No. 11, guardJohnson has the ability to score at a high level — evident by a 27-point performance earlier in the year — and also has 11 seven-plus assist performances to his credit this year. He’s a rare player that can damage SU from anywhere, and will have to put on a solid performance for NC State to win. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Community Drive! Luckbox appoints Sujoy Roy as esports director

first_img Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Sujoy Roy – LuckboxUpdating the market, industry esports betting start-up Luckbox (luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Sujoy Roy as its first Director of Esports.Roy joins the Luckbox executive team, from leading global esports tournament organiser ESL, where he led player community development initiatives and audience engagement strategies.A seasoned esports executive, Roy has been tasked with developing Luckbox’s founding community initiatives, fostering partnerships with initial operator stakeholders, and helping bridge esports-to-betting dynamics.Ahead of its planned 2018 product launch, Luckbox has significantly expanded its executive and corporate advisory team, as the company seeks to revolutionise esports wagering.This April, Luckbox confirmed the senior appointments of former PokerStars executives Quentin Martin (COO) and Vadim Soloveychik as first marketing lead.In his new role, Roy will be supported by esports figurehead and corporate advisory Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, as Luckbox seeks to crack esports betting dynamics, which the start-up believes have been significantly underserved by current industry incumbents.“I’ve seen so many companies try to do esports and make a mess of it. I want to help Luckbox avoid the common pitfalls and make a product that works as part of the esports infrastructure. It’s important to understand how and why people watch or play games.” Roy commented on joining Luckbox.“If Luckbox can create a great betting platform and do it sympathetically with the community it could be a big help to the industry.”Backing the appointment of Roy, Vadim Soloveychik, CMO at Luckbox, said: ‘We are excited to welcome Sujoy at Luckbox.“His deep knowledge of the industry and community will play a big role in helping us to deliver an authentic experience for esport fans and become preferred esports betting platform.”last_img read more