The beast is back: Adidas’ iconic Predator boot returns

first_imgJames Troisi The beast is back: Adidas’ iconic Predator boot returns Kieran Francis Last updated 1 year ago 13:57 11/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Zinédine Zidane It’s been gone for two years, but now it’s back… It runs the show, it decides the score and it commands all the respect.The adidas Predator is back after a two-year absence – and we haven’t forgotten the legacy that it has left since hitting the scene in 1994.Players such as David Beckham, Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil, Ivan Rakitic and Dele Alli have used the famous boot during their careers. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player One of the most well-known goals of all-time was struck wearing the Predator, as it proved it’s precision in execution during the 2002 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen.With the score evenly poised at 1-1 approaching half-time, French legend Zinedine Zidane swivelled and calmly smashed a volley into the top corner, with incredible connection off his boot.Forget about what telling him what to do, the Predator dictated what happened and ruled in every sense as Zidane’s Madrid clinched their ninth Champions League title. Australia’s own Harry Kewell showed the prowess of the Predator with his stunning strike for Leeds against Aston Villa in 2000 displaying the capabilities of the boot.  Now Melbourne Victory’s James Troisi is the country’s Predator ambassador and is not only a player adept in scoring brilliant goals but also match-winning strikes.It was his 105th minute goal that secured the 2015 Asian Cup for Australia on home soil.Arguably his most spectacular goal was scored against Perth Glory at AAMI Park last season as he beat three defenders with deft touches before cutting inside to curl the ball into the bottom corner.”All game I was on fire, I wanted to score a goal,” Troisi said. “I was on my left foot and got the right technique for the bottom left-hand corner – I don’t think the keeper really moved.That lethal left foot will now be paired with the new Adidas Predator 18+ boot to be released on November 29 as party of the Skystalker range – which also includes the X and the NEMEZIZ.Adidas PredatorIt features a sockfit collar that is designed to naturally expand to the foot’s shape, a layer of control skin for optimal grip and an anatomical upper which mimics the heel’s shape to provide ultimate lockdown.Whether it’s Troisi, Pogba, Ozil, Rakitic or Alli, the Predator will return to pitches and prove it is the master of control.last_img read more

Bahamas Prime Minister explores Tech possibilities in Texas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 5, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamas Government believes that the island of Grand Bahama can become the Tech Hub of the country, that the island with its sound infrastructure and advanced town planning can become a strategic player in the digital revolution.The ideas and words come from Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis who led a delegation to the state of Texas in the US.  There were tours of technology giants like Dell… there were bilateral talks with the Governor of the lone star state, Greg Abbott and there was even a session with Houston preacher Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria, who lead Lakewood Church, one of the largest congregations in America.In a telephone interview with the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, the nation’s chief talked about what he was sharing in those sessions during his whirlwind visit to Texas.“We had a very productive day here in Austin where we met with Austin Technology council, we met with Google representatives, Hewitt Packard, Dell, and others and they made a presentation of the benefits of doing business in the Bahamas and creating a technology hub, especially in Grand Bahama.”The aim is to become the Caribbean’s technology hub and Grand Bahama’s Minister of State, Senator Kwasi Thompson according to PM Hubert Minnis is tasked with following up to make it happen for the nation’s second city.“I met and spoke with the chief commercial officer on the possibilities of future ventures and that will be followed up especially by Minister Kwasi Thompson, who would follow that up with respect to creating such a hub in Grand Bahama.  We are now in a digital revolution, and it is essential that the Bahamas get on board and move with the digital revolution we must not be left behind, we cannot remain in the analogue, we can be the technology hub in the region and be the leading technology centre for the Caribbean.”#MagneticMediaNews#GBtobecometechnologyhub Related Items:#GBtobecometechnologyhub, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Chhetri appeals to UAE Indians

first_imgThe United Arab Emirates is home to more than two million Indians and footballer Sunil Chhetri wants them to support the national team in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.India defeated Thailand 4-1 in their first win in the AFC Asian Cup since 1964.And the team is still set to play two more matches in the Group Stage of the competition and Indian star Sunil Chhetri hopes fan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will support them.There are currently more than two million Indians living in the UAE.“Let me tell you this, it would not have been possible without your support and encouragement,” he said to The National.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“It means so much for me and the whole team, the way you have supported us all the way.”“Now, in 2019, the Asian Cup, it cannot get bigger than this for us. We will give everything we have and we need your support. I just hope that you come in numbers. Let’s do this together,” he explained.“We still have two games left and we still need another two points to qualify from the group stages.”“After we have qualified, we can get a little bit excited, but our primary job is still to qualify out of the group stages,” he concluded.last_img read more