ARSENAL VS WEST HAM

first_imgARSENAL (4-2-3-1)CECH, BELLERIN, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER, MONREAL, COQUELIN, CAZORLA, RAMSEY, OZIL, WALCOTT, GIROUDWEST HAM (4-2-3-1)SAKHO, JARVIS, PAYET, ZARATE, NOBLE, KOUYATE, CRESSWELL, REID, TOMKINS, BURKE, ADRIANArsenal approach the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season with confidence, after a hugely impressive pre-season that earned them three trophies. The Gunners, who retained the FA Cup last May, won the Asia Cup in Singapore, the Emirates Cup at home and then the Community Shield, when manager Arsene Wenger beat Chelsea rival Jose Mourinho for the first time in 14 encounters with his rival.The Gunners are at home on the opening day for the fourth year in a row. But they do not boast an impressive recent opening-day record; last season’s 2-1 win at home to Crystal Palace was their first victory in the first game of the season since 2009, when they won 6-1 at Everton.West Ham, meanwhile, have already been busy under new boss Slaven Bilic, who replaced Sam Allardyce during the summer. On Thursday, the Hammers were in Europa League action, their sixth game of the competition.Bilic, who spent three years at West Ham as a player, is a popular choice amongst Hammers fans but he is without the injured Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia while Carl Jenkinson, signed on a second season’s loan from Arsenal, is ineligible to face his parent club.Arsenal will continue with Petr Cech, signed from Champions Chelsea at the age of 33. The keeper will wear the number 33 and has already impressed as the Gunners’ custodian.The Gunners hold the upper hand over their London rivals; they have won their last nine games in the league against West Ham and are unbeaten in their last 14 (winning 14 and drawing two). Indeed, West Ham last beat Arsenal in April 2007 at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

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Iphone Killer

first_imgWhen marketing and selling to customers, its imperative that you are in tune with what customers demand and deliver the right message and product that coincides with that. As a Boston Venture Capital fund, we are constantly trying to drive home this message once we deploy expansion capital into a portfolio company.Verizon is taking a very cool marketing approach with its upcoming Droid smartphone DroidDoes.com. With the iPhone being the major incumbent in the smartphone market, Verizon has chosen to attack Apple by keying in on all the features consumers want that the iPhone does not have (and doing it while playing on some of Apple’s marketing flare). In one move, they are exhibiting that they will be providing much of the smartphone features consumers have been asking for and reminding people of iPhone’s limitations.Will it work? At the end of the day, Verizon still has to match some of the other features the iPhone has that they neglect to mention in this campaign (usability, app universe, form factor, coolness, etc.). Its going to be difficult to take down Apple’s stronghold on the market. Innovation fueled by customer needs/wants that outpaces Apple’s road map and go to market strategy is what its going to take. Curious to see what Verizon can ultimately deliver here…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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