Hungary vs Scotland Latest Report

After losing 0-1 from Costa Rica last Friday, Scotland manager, Alex McLeish said that they are ready to fight against Hungary today. Hungary should expect a tough game this time and put their best effort to steal the victory from Scotland.

Unlike their last defeat, McLeish will not let his opponent leave with a victory this time. To make sure of this, he has placed more experienced players on his side, strengthening his defence, and make sure the best forward players are in their place. Grant Hanley, Matt Ritchie, and Scott McTominay are confirmed to be absent on today’s match after playing for Scotland last Friday.

With only less than 3 months remaining before World Cup, Scotland seriously needs to focus on winning their next game. They better start treating it as a warming up before the real games begin. As their manager said, the only way they can get a good result is by having a good performance. There is no other way to head to Russia if they don’t get this done seriously.

As the manager, McLeish understands this well. He knows that there is only one way for his players to perform well in a game. That way is by building their confidence. Each of them needs to believe that they can win the game by giving the best they can. If they work together as a team, no matter what kind of challenges lie ahead, they can deal with it. Since they live in football, they have to be ready to change their tactics whenever necessary. They have to learn to survive if they want to win.

Survive also means mastering various playing formations and positions. If they want to survive the game, they should obtain the necessary skills. Staying in their comfort zone won’t give them any benefit. This is how McLeish trains his players. To be able to play any formation, change their tactics whenever necessary, and play any formation are the keys to winning a game.

McLeish is right about this. These keys shall grant them victory if they can execute it, especially when their opponent is filled with experienced players. Hungary’s top international player, such as Al Wahda, Balazs Dzsudzsak, and Adam Szalai are expected to join the game. With more than 15 international goals, these players will bring serious threats to Scotland defence line.

With Allan McGregor protecting their goal, Scotland may stand a chance playing against Hungary. Together with Scott McKenna, Charlie Mulgrew, and Grant Hanley, McLeish has put together a deadly combination to hold Hungary’s attack.

In the central midfield, McTominay will join Kevin McDonald to put another layer defence against Hungary, while their teammates, Tom Cairney and Matt Ritchie are trusted to support the team’s captain, Oli McBurnie.

More experienced players are expected to strengthen Scotland formation, both defence and attack. McLeish surely wants to grab some points from their opponent by placing their Callum McGregor and Stuart Armstrong on the field. Other players, including Matt Philips and John McGinn are also expected to join the match, probably as substitutes.


Never Win a Lottery? Try These Tips

Some people believe that lottery is just a game of luck. No one can win it if not because they are lucky enough to bring the money. Well, I do not think so. For me, the lottery is all about building strategies and learning the tricks. Yes, you heard it. There are arcane rules in the lottery that can help you win this game. Until today, we only revealed these tricks to certain people. When they use these methods, they usually succeed in bringing the money home.

Now, we decided to share them with you. Are you worth it? Do you want to reap the same success as other lottery winners?

Play the right games

We often believe that lottery is just one game with one strategy to win. This idea is entirely wrong. In most states, lottery refers to some games. Each of this comes with its own odd, payout, and even tricks to win. Therefore, if you want to increase your chance to win this game, you must learn the odds.

Please note, some lottery games such as MegaMillions and Powerball are national lotteries. It means that these lottery games have nation-wide entry pool. If you want to increase your chance, try state pool. Even though it means you have to live in that state, a state lottery usually have better odds than national lotteries.

Use lottery pools to get more entries

The old rule says that if you want to win a lottery, buy more tickets. Well, let me tell you my secret. It is not the best way to increase your odds. We have the key: lottery pools.

At the very least, you can use lottery pools to save your money and increase your odds at the same time. It should not be difficult to find your nearby lottery pool. As long as there are lottery fans, you will see it there.

Double check your numbers

It may sound simple. However, many people fail to win a lottery because of some simple reasons. Either they forget their ticket numbers or where they keep the tickets. Do not repeat these mistakes. Because of these people, many lottery prizes become unclaimed.

Therefore, when you buy a ticket, keep it close. Then, mark the drawing date on your calendar. When the day comes, keep the ticket with you and always double check the number. You surely do not want to miss the prize just because you lose a number.

How to multiply your chances

What if you did not win the prize? Should you just toss the ticket? No!

Your ticket may not win you the prize, but there is still a way to bring it home. On June 8, 2010, KentuckyBell, a member of Sweepstakes Forum reported a massive lottery win. The most interesting fact about her success is, she did not win it with her ticket. Instead, it was because she joined a second-chance game in her state. The game later picked her name out of random, and she won $120,610,70, after taxes.  It is insane, right?

Fall Season Kickoff 2011

The Derby League Fall session has finally kicked-off and some great games were had last friday. This session has 6 teams with both new and returning teams from the inaugural Summer session. Returning teams include Central FC, Drew Street Elite and Wellington Cup Champs: East Side Rovers. The Summer champs (Halton North End) had to unfortunately pass on the Fall and Winter sessions but will be back in full force in Summer of 2012. New teams include Galt FC, Tri-City Blues and the County Wanderers.

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The first game of the night were newcomers Galt FC v Tri-City Blues. It was an even match as the Blues controlled a lot of the game with short, concise passing, followed with some deadly strikes. However, Galt FC had some great pace and was saved a few times by Captain, Goalkeeper and Drew Street Elite Alumni Josh Wood resulting in a 3-1 victory for GFC.

The second game of the evening was Central United FC v County Wanderers and was another cracker of a game.  It was a tight game until the very end where Central gave up 2 tough goals resulting in a 4-2 win for new guys County Wanderers. Wanderers Captain Dennis Bochkov made an impressive debut tallying 2 of the Wanderers 4 goals.

Finally the last game of the night saw a repeat of the Wellington Cup Semi-final and had Drew Street Elite face off against the East Side Rovers. Drew Street was clearly out for revenge and jumped ahead with 2 early goals, including a well-timed header from striker Paul Barros. The first half also saw a game changing diving save from DSE keeper Cory Pitcher and continuous pressure from the Rovers. An early second-half goal from the Rovers made it 2-1, before Drew Street widened the gap to 3-1 shortly after. Continuous bombardment from the Rovers saw them get within one with an unlucky deflection with a minute to go, but unfortunately it was too little too late and Drew Street held on for a 3-2 victory.

All-in-all it was a great first week with lots of exciting games, which is setting the foundation for what is surely to be a great sophomore season for Derby League Soccer Club!