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The Card Togel Hongkong Player Mission Statement

 

 

The hot new concept for enlightened companies is to generate mission statements for the various categories of people among whom there is interaction.

 

As in poker, the idea is that it is easier to get where you want to go if you know where you are going – and why.

 

There have been so many changes at Card Player lately that I thought we had better know our missions so that we can at least have a chance of accomplishing them. So, here they are:

 

To our readers: Our mission is to bring you a well-written, interesting, accurate, and informative magazine that will tweak your poker interest, knowledge, and comportment to make poker more enjoyable for you.

 

To our advertisers: Our mission is to bring more Togel Hongkong players into your respective cardrooms.

 

To our staff: Our mission is to provide an environment in which you will grow, prosper, enjoy, and fulfill your potential in order to accomplish our missions to our readers and advertisers.

 

To our shareholders: Our mission is to have a company that provides the very best product in our industry and elevates poker in the eyes of the general public.

 

Wow, that was fun. All of these missions work together. In order to do a great job on any one, we have to do a great job on all four. They are inexorably intertwined.

 

Stop. Before you call me a money-grubbing hypocrite, take a look. Of course I want income. It is the only logical flow from accomplishing all of the missions stated above.

 

When we have a tough editorial decision regarding an article, we simply look at our missions and see how it fits. If it fits, we print it. If it doesn’t, we either edit it or don’t publish it.

 

Perhaps you ought to have your own private poker mission statements. They don’t necessarily have to relate to winning the most amount of money possible. There are many other factors that may help you choose where to play, what to play, and with whom. Money certainly is a major factor, especially if you play for a living. But some people play to spend an enjoyable amount of time out of the house. Others want the ego satisfaction of winning tournaments, while others want a poker room that makes them feel important.

 

Personally, I like to play where I am having fun. I enjoy nice surroundings. Availability of good food probably is more important to me than it ought to be. My ego forces me to want to be a winner, but, admittedly, that is not how I pay my rent. In tournaments, I have no choice, but in live action, I play many more hours when the game is fun. That probably is more true for many players than they realize. That is another pragmatic reason why both player and dealer abuse must not be tolerated. But, that is an article for another day.

 

 

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City Togel Hongkong In For Milner

 

 

Reports today are suggesting that moneybags, Manchester City, have made a “big money” offer for Aston Villa’s versatile midfielder, James Milner. £20m+ is the figure being quoted. It’s been a fairly meteoric rise for a player that until very recently many still considered as average at best.

 

The season just gone has been Milner’s finest to date but that’s against some average competition. He showed promise at Leeds but became one dimensional, he flattered to deceive at Newcastle where he habitually wasted Togel Hongkong possession, he was then shunted out to Villa on loan and after a year back at Newcastle in their relegation season he signed for Villa permanently for £12m. This is where Milner finally began to find his feet.

 

He was perhaps unfortunate at Newcastle that the man who signed him, the late Sir Bobby Robson, was unceremoniously sacked and replaced by Graeme Souness who wasn’t keen on Milner’s attributes. It was David O’Leary who took him to Villa on loan with reasonable success but it is under Martin O’Neill that he has flourished. Only 23 he has already played under 13 different managers (including caretakers) and cites the stability at Villa as a big reason for his improvement.

 

What shined through Milner’s Newcastle years and protracted move to Villa was a calm level headed attitude learned from senior players around him during his evolving career. This attitude has seen Milner become the mature player he is today.

 

Able to understand and carry out instruction, he allies this with an understanding of football that enables him to play in several positions. These are precisely the qualities that England coach Fabio Capello likes in a player and precisely the reason why Milner is a cert for the final 23 that will travel to South Africa.

 

His current form and performances over the past year cannot be argued with and he has eclipsed the likes of club mate Ashley Young. He fully deserves his place in the squad but is he good enough for the first team? That remains to be seen and he is perhaps more of a safety valve to cover a few positions and be available to protect a lead should the need arise.

 

He doesn’t have the creativity of Joe Cole or Steven Gerrard. He doesn’t have the midfield goal threat of Frank Lampard. He doesn’t have the blistering pace of Aaron Lennon or Theo Walcott. He doesn’t even cross as well as Adam Johnson.

 

He does most things very well but jack of all trades is often master of none and I don’t see a starting position for Milner. He is probably the direct replacement for Owen Hargreaves; a confident assured penalty taker (another reason to have him in reserve given England’s major tournament shootout record) who can cover the full length of both flanks and play right through midfield.

 

Fair play to the lad, he’s proved me wrong and the next couple of steps in his career could see him become a World Cup winner and key component of the most ambitious club side in the world. Now that’s progress.

 

 

 

 

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Real Madrid v Liverpool – Dr. Joel Rookwood Togel Hongkong

 

 

When deliberating over European football’s most prestigious and illustrious names, the identities of a select group of clubs dominate the mindset. Real Madrid justifiably top that list, with AC Milan and Liverpool completing a trio of institutions which, having won the ‘Champions League’ on five occasions, lay claim to ownership of a European Cup. Ignore individual celebrities, stadium dimensions and global marketing ploys – this quintet of ultimate victories serves as the only mark of greatness. As a consequence, when the paths of any of these clubs cross in a competitive fixture, the eyes of the footballing world are upon them. Liverpool have played AC Milan in two Champions League finals in the last four years, although despite comparable records in the European Cup, Real Madrid have not been regular opponents for Liverpool in recent years. Indeed Liverpool’s only previous European Cup tie against Real Madrid was the final of 1981. That game ended in a 1-0 victory for Liverpool. The ‘Super Sixteen’ round of this year’s competition has seen the two heavyweights drawn against each other again, with Liverpool supporters hoping for a similar outcome against the Spanish champions.

 

An estimated ten thousand Liverpool supporters travelled to Madrid for the first leg, hoping to witness a famous encounter. A little bored of the monotony of ‘in-and-out’ trips to see Liverpool in Europe, I opted for an extended venture this time around. The prospect of watching Atletico Madrid’s tie at home to the Portuguese champions only added to the sense of expectation. Complications over the fixture list inspired UEFA to ignore their own policy of avoiding having two fixtures played in the same competition in the same Togel Hongkong city on consecutive nights. That meant that Liverpool’s match against Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu would come just twenty-four hours after FC Porto’s match against Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium. Pockets of Panathinaikos supporters were also in the city for the first fixture, taking a detour before their match at Villarreal on Wednesday.

 

Having already been to watch Atletico this season, only a handful of Liverpool supporters opted to attend the Porto match on Tuesday night. I decided I would try to gain entry in the familiar away section. It was not the first time I had been ‘away with FC Porto’. As a nineteen-year-old I spent a winter month inter-railing across Spain, Portugal and Morocco, and on an impromptu visit to FC Porto’s ground I noticed a queue forming. Intrigued and hopeful as to why, I joined it, and when I made it to the front, repeated the same simple line uttered by those ahead of me, passed over the same fee and was handed the same thing – a match ticket. The following night I was bouncing around the away end of Lisbon’s famous old Stadium of Light watching Benfica V FC Porto. It was my first exposure to European football, and after that experience I had the bug.

 

The Portuguese were well represented off the pitch as well as on it, with a passionate away support, clearly motivated in part by the relatively localised rivalry, cheering on an impressive Porto team. Although the home side took an early lead through Maxi Rodriguez, they failed to control an inventive Porto team. Diego Forlan restored the home side’s advantage, after Lisandro twice drew the two-time European champions level. The 2-2 final score has set up an intriguing second leg at the Estadio do Dragao in a fortnight’s time, with the scenario at the halfway mark surely favouring FC Porto.

 

The following night, Liverpool entered the famous Bernabeu supposedly a club in disarray. The prospect of playing a Madrid team who had won the last nine matches in all competitions was supposed to frighten the men from Merseyside, who had won just two from their previous nine. A team of talented and experienced players playing in front of 85,000 ‘Real’ fans were supposed to add to the complexity of the task facing Liverpool. Furthermore, reports that Liverpool’s Madrid-born manager was about to resign dominated the press leading up to the match, with some suggesting that leading bookmakers had suspended betting on Rafael Benitez parting company with the club. As our challengers often discover to their cost however, diversity is not a state that crushes Liverpool’s resolve, but strengthens it. A wry smile spread across my face as I read the reports, knowing that the situation would surely be used in our favour. I had seen Liverpool win at Inter Milan last season and at Barcelona the season before, when others had conspired to spoil our chances of success.

 

Liverpool’s stuttering league form may have slowed the momentum of their push for the league title this season, but one defeat in thirty-two Premier League and Champions league fixtures this season pointed to an inevitable outcome in the Bernebeu. The team were quietly confident. The fans were equally confident, but were far from quiet. The famous ground rocked to the famous sounds of Liverpool for nearly three hours, as Benitez’s resolute team refused to concede any real clear chances to the home side. Yossi Benayoun scored the game’s only goal eight minutes from time, although the collective performance warranted at least a second Liverpool goal. Nevertheless the game and its result provided a timely reminder that Liverpool are the force to be reckoned with this season, and that in European competition, Rafael Benitez is simply the best in business. Rome anyone?