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Asia’s leading sportsbook platform provider, Sunplus(tm) ONEbook(tm) unveils new corporate rebrand that will see the company trading as ONEworks(tm), as of today.
The change of company name to ONEworks(tm) is part of a strategic shift to emphasise its core product which has evolved over the past ten years to be the chosen supplier to some of the largest sportsbooks in the world including 12Bet, Mansion88 and more recently Bodog88.
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Carlos Salas, ONEworks(tm) CEO comments: “The rebranding aligns our corporate identity with that of our core product.” “Our new brand establishes not only a fresh identity, but will become the platform for our expanded range of products due for launch in 2012,” Tom Hall, ONEworks(tm) Business Development Director explained further.
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I could sell them to a few women who don’t know any better. later acquired the brand and it was revived in the 90s.
This was the beginning of the Lilly Pulitzer clothing line that fills the closets of women all over the world. In the 1950s, Peter and Lilly decided to spend their time in South Florida, away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, where Peter was cultivating orange trees near Lake Okeechobee.
“Jackie wore one of my dresses” — it was made from kitchen curtain material — and people went crazy. To camouflage the stains, Lilly picked out some inexpensive fabrics and had a seamstress make her several sleeveless work uniforms.
Despite her success, Lilly never claimed to be a fashion mogul.
Did you make it out to Target to buy your Lilly Pulitzer items before they sold out?
According to the Washington Post, the Lilly made its debut in 1959 and gained a popularity boost when one of her former classmates Jacqueline Kennedy appeared in Life Magazine sporting a Lilly.
Make it your brightest summer yet. The public wants clear, bright, non-muddy colors. Heeding the doctor’s advice, Lilly decided to open an orange juice stand on the main shopping street of Palm Beach, the luxurious Worth Avenue.
[Photo via Facebook/Lilly Pulitzer]
Lilly was the daughter of a Standard Oil heiress, and eloped into the Pulitzer newspaper family by marrying Peter Pulitzer, the grandson of Joseph Pulitzer, who created the newspaper and prestigious Pulitzer Prizes. In fact, she had been dubbed the “accidental fashion designer” by the way her clothing line came about.
Lilly’s brightly colored dresses started catching the eyes of customers as they made their way down the strip. It’s all original artwork, and we make sure to carry on the tradition of hiding LILLY in every print.”
– Lilly Pulitzer (@LillyPulitzer) April 20, 2015
Lilly Pulitzer, the woman behind the Lilly Pulitzer fashion line, didn’t dream of becoming a fashion designer. I don’t tell them.”
“To this day, we design every print and pattern in our print studio. Make it a #SummerInLilly > http://t.co/JQtIf3zVOo pic.twitter.com/i3AnJfrZoO
“I couldn’t make a fashion stick if I wanted to,” she told the New York Times in a 1965 interview. “Everybody loved them, and I went into the dress business.”
As the launch of Lilly Pulitzer products at Target, called Lilly For Target, is happening, some may be wondering where the idea for the brightly colored prints came from. But it wouldn’t last. We start each season with a color palette (color is yes, always bright and spill-proof) and develop prints and patterns that bring the brand to life. However, Sugartown Worldwide Inc. It tells me. While she was squeezing the oranges, the juice would splatter all over her dress. “Mustards, poison greens and dark colors per se aren’t good. Soon, they were wanting to purchase them right off of her back. Since then, the brand has extended from the simple shift dresses to a line that includes sunglasses, beach accessories, fragrances, tableware, bedding, and even stationery, according to NYCityWoman.
Today, the line is dedicated to carrying on the tropical patterns with original artwork.
After suffering from postpartum depression, the doctors urged Lilly to stay busy and get a hobby to ward off the symptoms of isolation. The brand eventually went out of style, and she was forced to file bankruptcy. They took off like zingo,” she said in an excerpt from Essentially Lilly, A Guide to Colorful Entertaining. The shift dresses were so popular that Lilly eventually stopped selling orange juice and created a fashion empire.
Lilly Pulitzer: The Story Behind The Fashion — ‘It All Started With A Juice Stand’. Our designers sketch, draw, marker, watercolor, and block print every tid-bit of the line
However, they look poised to have to bring everything to the table if potential suitors Arsenal match their asking price of no less than £40 million according to the Mirror on Jul. Just click on the “Subscribe” button above.
Although the allure of Liverpool is always there due to their history, the magnificent draw that once had every player in the world dreaming of a club like Liverpool coming to call has faltered some in the last four years.
Selling Suarez this season would most likely be a knife in the heart to their dreams of returning to the top four this season. 11, 2013.
If he helps the club to the Champions League this year and still wants to leave at the end of that time, then sell him, but make sure that when you sell him the club is in a position to replace him with equal talent.
Struggles brought on by managerial and ownership turmoil thanks to the horrid time of Hicks and Gillett saw the club spiral out of sync with its own identity. Although the 26-year-old Uruguayan has had a tough time with the media and his temper, there is no denying that he is a fighter and that he is electric when in top form.
While the money would be good, who are the top attacking targets that the club would be able to lure in during a campaign without Champions League football? In truth there really are no players that are of the same quality of Suarez that are going to want to move to a club that is not in the European elite..
Many of you will read this and go, great just another Suarez rumor, there is more for the Reds to consider if Arsenal truly do come at them with £40 million. The first thing they have to consider is if the price is worth allowing Suarez to leave.
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Liverpool have been working all summer to try and figure out just how to keep Luis Suarez in Red for the opening kickoff of 2013-14. As the club continues to look improved season after season under Fenway Sports Group and with some managerial stability finally in place with Brendan Rodgers, the Reds are moving in the right direction.
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The interest from casino companies — Las Vegas-based companies like Sands but also Asian operators — is palpable. Everything else that comes with it aside from gambling.”
The next Singapore?
Nonetheless, the opportunity to break into a new market is seemingly too tempting to resist.
Gambling is currently illegal in Japan, though many play pachinko, a quintessentially Japanese game often likened to pinball. “Given the political relationship, there is a potential risk (if Japanese casinos were too dependent on Mainland visitors).”
“From a taxing and jobs perspective, it could meaningful for Japan.”
Tokyo, along with Japan’s second city, Osaka, is being eyed as a key destination for so-called “Integrated Resorts” (IR), which would combine casinos with hotel, luxury retail and entertainment complexes.
Pachinko threatened?. That is a lot easier to sell politically. While cash prizes are forbidden, many pachinko parlors work on a gray economy where prizes are exchanged — off-premises — for hard currency.
Much of the investment interest is pegged on Japanese gamblers flocking to their own casinos — Mihara suggests that upwards of 80% of Japanese casinos visitors could be locals, and this stable, relatively disposable income-rich market is certainly a selling point, as it is likely that the region’s biggest gambling market may choose to shun Japanese casinos.
“There is ample chance that the bill will be debated in parliament (this session) and will be passed by both houses,” said Toru Mihara, Director of the Institute of Amusement Industry Studies, Osaka University of Commerce and a key speaker at this week’s Japan Gaming Congress.
With casinos opening up across Asia, from new developments in Cambodia and the Philippines to Korea, Singapore and China’s gambling mecca Macau, eyes are firmly fixed on this side of the world for the industry’s expansion. It has nothing to do with economics — using IRs as a means to help fund Olympics development.”
“The easy comparison to make is with the Singapore market,” said Michael Paladino, Gaming, Lodging Leisure Sector Head at Fitch Ratings.
“The success of the Singapore market and its ability to generate non-gaming revenues, much more so than the Macau market. It comes at a time when key legislation is being pushed through Japan’s parliament that could pave the way for the development of a large-scale gaming industry in the country.
The industry has the potential to generate tens of billions of dollars for Japan, attracting massive investment from overseas — in particular from Las Vegas-based companies and Asian gaming operators — and boosting its tourism numbers.
The strength of the domestic market could have a knock-on effect to other gaming destinations in the region, particularly South Korea, which could see a drop-off in Japanese gamblers traveling overseas.
“Inbound foreign visitation is fairly anemic on an annual basis for such a developed and interesting country. The bidding process, which will begin if and when the law is passed, will lead to potentially the most expensive resorts ever built, with some figures suggesting anything up to a $10 billion investment. Japan is seen as a huge untapped market and one which, unlike Macau for example, would not be heavily reliant on inbound tourism to fulfill its potential.
“The government is looking at the Olympics and IR as a one- two in terms of elevating Japan’s tourism presence and then really going after foreign inbound visitors,” Grant Govertsen, principal and analyst at Union Gaming Research Macau, told CNN.
Part of the urgency in getting the legislation ratified in this Diet session comes from the desire to keep the gaming project concurrent with the opening of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
“Clearly, there can be a significant economic stimulus associated with the development of IR,” said Govertsen.
“It will be highly sought after from all the major global players, as (potentially) the second-largest market in Asia, from a gaming revenue point,” said Paladino.
While Japan’s economy continues to falter, lawmakers are betting big that the casino industry can swoop in and lift it out of the doldrums.
Analysts are divided on whether the influx of gaming tables will affect the pachinko industry, which has seen the development of thousands of parlors dotted across the country.
Historical and cultural tensions between China and Japan — Japanese aggression during the Second World War remains a highly political issue across much of Asia — may dampen Chinese enthusiasm for Japanese travel.
“We will not be too dependent on Chinese, like Macau,” said Mihara. Tourism creates the meetings, incentives and retail. I think that’s the key there. The numbers involved in Japan are much higher than they are elsewhere in Asia, largely due to the high price of land.
“You’re going to have to spend a lot more money to get the same amount of casino, it is not clear that the return profile will be as good as Macau or Singapore, but it could very well be,” said Govertsen.
Regardless, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party — along with a handy majority of cross-party support — sees the arrival of legalized gambling in Japan as a boon for the country’s coffers.
Japan’s ruling party hopes to legalize gambling within the month
Ruling could pave the way for huge integrated resorts in Japan’s major cities
Advocates say the liberalization of the gaming industry will help Japan’s ailing economy
Given potentially low returns, thanks to eyewatering capital expenditure including land and construction costs and higher wages, along with a potentially more punitive tax climate than neighboring countries, the risk that gaming operations are taking on appear to be higher.
This week, a major conference focusing on the future of the industry opened in Tokyo
He was promoted to the senior job in 1999, and led the club to several major trophies, before being sacked in 2003. However, he has notoriously failed to replicate his league successes in knockout tournaments, with the 1993-94 Champions League being his only knockout victory (Supercoppa Italiana and the European Super Cup are one-match playoffs). The Ajax team of the 1970s was also similarly deadly against continental opposition, and won three successive European Cups, with Michels winning the first. Hiddink has also succeeded while working as a short-term coach, winning the Intercontinental trophy in a one-year spell with Real Madrid, and winning the FA Cup in a 4-month spell with Chelsea. Due to his success and commanding personality, he is known as der General.
Giovanni Trappatoni is one of the most successful managers to be around. He decides the starting XI, the strategies and tactics to be used in each match, who has to be left out, and who has to be promoted. Of course, it is impossible to include all the legends of the game in one list, not least because ‘greatness’ is defined and interpreted differently by everyone. Capello is one of the most well-respected coaches in the modern game. After losing 10 players to the airplane crash (8 dead, 2 incapacitated), Busby successfully rebuilt his team around the survivors of the crash, and won England’s first European Cup ten years after the crash.
FIFA World Cup: Italy 1934, 1938
Central European International Cup: Italy 1927-1930, 1930-1935
Olympic Men’s Football: Italy 1936
Louis van Gaal is one of the most successful and respected coaches in the modern game. Excelling in this multifaceted job is no child’s play. Busby is best remembered for his youthful ‘Busby Babes’ teams, and his rebuilding of United after the tragic 1958 Munich air disaster. These greats, however, definitely have their name carved in golden letters in the annals of soccer.
Italian Serie A: Juventus 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1985-86; Inter Milan 1988-89
Coppa Italia: Juventus 1978-79, 1982-83
Supercoppa Italiana: Inter Milan 1989
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 1996-97
DFB-Pokal: Bayern Munich 1997-98
DFB-Ligapokal (German League Cup): Bayern Munich 1996-97
Portuguese League: Benfica 2004-05
Austrian League: Red Bull Salzburg 2006-07
European Cup: Juventus 1984-85
UEFA Cup: Juventus 1976-77, 1992-93; Inter Milan 1990-91
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: Juventus 1984
UEFA Super Cup: Juventus 1984
Intercontinental Cup: Juventus 1985
Nations Cup: Republic of Ireland 2011
Born: September 2, 1913
Died: September 29, 1981
Teams Managed: Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Workington, Huddersfield Town, Liverpool
Despite a relatively short career, José Mourinho is already being counted among the best managers in soccer history. His attitude and reluctance to stay at a club for a long time led to comparisons between him and José Mourinho. The tactical flexibility afforded by the formation was strikingly effective against the established formations, and carried the Netherlands to successive World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978, though they lost both. Bosque spent 14 years as a player for Madrid, and started his coaching career with the Madrid ‘B’ team, Castilla. With his longtime assistant Peter Taylor, Clough took Derby County from the second division to the premier title in 5 years, before resigning from the post. On the other hand, when he succeeds, critics are often ready with arguments such as the owner’s financial strength, or the quality of the players themselves being responsible for the success.
Emerging from this maze of obstacles and being counted as one of the game’s legends takes an indomitable will, a knack of spotting talent, sound tactical acumen, and most importantly, the ability to motivate the players to perform to the best of their capabilities. He has to do all of this while juggling an owner focused on maintaining the budget, and fans intent on seeing their team succeed to no end. He paid attention to the development of Liverpool’s youth system, a change that would serve the club well in the coming glory years. Surprisingly, Benfica haven’t won a European Cup since 1962, and have lost in the final five times! What’s more, they have even lost in two UEFA Cup/Europa League finals!
Born: August 8, 1951
Teams Managed: Ajax, Barcelona, Netherlands, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich
English First Division: 1951-52, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-1967
FA Cup: 1947-48, 1962-63
FA Charity Shield: 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967
European Cup: 1968
The following list is the personal opinion of the writer, and in no particular order.
Born: January 27, 1899
Died: August 28, 1981
Teams Managed: Hakoah Vienna, Enschede, Újpest, Vasas, Ciocanul Bucharest, Budapest Honvéd, Padova, Triestina, Quilnes, APOEL, AC Milan, Vicenza, São Paulo, Porto, Benfica, Peñarol, Austria, Servette, Panathinaikos, Austria Vienna
Italian Serie A: AC Milan 1987-88
Italian Serie C1: Parma 1986-87
Supercoppa Italiana: AC Milan 1988
European Cup: AC Milan 1988-89, 1989-90
European Supercup: AC Milan 1989, 1990
Intercontinental Cup: AC Milan 1989, 1990
Hiddink is one of the most diversely successful and respected managers in the world. After a mediocre spell at Brighton and a disastrous 44-day tenure as the manager of Leeds United, Clough joined second division strugglers Nottingham Forest. This even includes two one-year spells at Real Madrid, both of which ended in title triumph. He has been voted as the best Scottish manager in history, beating the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, and the best Celtic manager ever. Rehhagel used similar tactics and the famous motivational ability to inspire Kaiserslautern to the second and first division titles in successive years — a first in German football, and a general rarity.
We kick off with the towering giant of the modern game, Sir Alex. Among the latter, Mourinho is the only manager to win league titles in England, Spain, Italy, and Portugal. Mirren 1976-77
Scottish Premier Division (1st tier): Aberdeen 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85
Scottish Cup: Aberdeen 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84. His name is synonymous with Manchester United’s rise in the English league, but he was a household name even before he signed for the English giants in 1986. He is also known to be flexible with his formations, adopting the formation best suited for the team, rather than forcing the formation on unsuitable players.
Born: February 9, 1928
Died: March 3, 2005
Teams Managed: Ajax, Barcelona, Netherlands, Los Angeles Aztecs, Köln, Bayer Leverkusen
Born: November 29, 1925
Died: November 14, 1992
Teams Managed: ADO Den Haag, Feyenoord, Sevilla, Club Brugge, Netherlands, Harelbeke, Standard Liège, Hamburg, Tirol, Austria
Scottish League Cup: Celtic 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1974-75
Summer Cup: Hibernian 1964
Rous Cup: Scotland 1985
European Cup: Celtic 1967
Shankly is mainly remembered for his time with Liverpool, when he transformed the club from second division mediocrity to becoming a feared continental powerhouse. Wenger is only the second manager in history (after Sir Alex Ferguson) to guide the same team to 15 consecutive European Cup/Champions League campaigns.
KNVB Cup (Dutch Cup): Ajax 1966-67, 1969-70, 1970-71
Spanish La Liga: Barcelona 1973-74
Copa Del Rey: Barcelona 1978
European Cup: Ajax 1970-71
DFB-Pokal: Leverkusen 1983
Spanish La Liga: Barcelona 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94
Copa Del Rey: Barcelona 1989-90
Supercopa de España: 1991, 1992, 1994
KNVB Cup: Ajax 1985-86, 1986-87
European Cup: Barcelona 1991-92
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: Ajax 1986-87; Barcelona 1988-89
UEFA Super Cup: Barcelona 1992
Born: December 23, 1950
Teams Managed: Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid, Be?ikta?, Spain
Born: October 22, 1949
Teams Managed: Nancy-Lorraine, AS Monaco, Nagoya Grampus Eight, Arsenal
. He also reached the 1978 World Cup final with Netherlands, making him the first manager (and one of just six) to reach the European Cup final and the World Cup final.
The second-most successful Manchester United manager in history may not have ended up at Old Trafford at all. Further supporting that theory, Milan also won the Supercup and the Intercontinental Cup after both their European Cups, but lost out on the domestic title. Sacchi’s Milan remain the last team to retain the European Cup/Champions League.
Born: October 5, 1922
Died: September 10, 1985
Teams Managed: Dumfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Scotland, Celtic, Leeds United
Born: April 10, 1910
Died: November 9, 1997
Teams Managed: Puteaux, Stade Francais, Real Valladolid, Atlético Madrid, Málaga, Deportivo de La Coruña, Sevilla, Belenenses, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Roma, Rimini
Born: November 8, 1946
Teams Managed: PSV Eindhoven, Fenerbahçe, Valencia, Netherlands, Real Madrid, Real Betis, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Chelsea, Turkey, Anzi Makhachkala
Born: June 18, 1946
Teams Managed: AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, Juventus, England, Russia
These were 25 of the greatest managers in the history of the beautiful game. When things go wrong, the manager is often the one who has to bear the brunt, even though it may not be his fault. Improving upon his rapid success with Derby County, Clough took Forest to the First Division in his second season, won the First Division in his third, and won the European Cup in the fourth and fifth. Hitzfeld is thus a highly respected manager in Germany and Europe. Mirren, Aberdeen, Scotland, Manchester United
Spanish la Liga: Atlético Madrid 1949-50, 1950-51; Barcelona 1958-59, 1959-60
Copa Eva Duarte (Supercopa de España): Atlético Madrid 1950
Copa Del Rey: Barcelona 1958-59, 1980-81
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1955-58, 1958-60
Italian Serie A: Inter Milan 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66
European Cup: Inter Milan 1963-64, 1964-65
Intercontinental Cup: Inter Milan 1963-64, 1964-65
Coppa Italia: Roma 1968-69
English First Division: 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83
Teams Managed: Benfica, União de Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid
Born: May 26, 1909
Died: January 20, 1994
Teams Managed: Manchester United, Great Britain, Scotland
Helenio Herrera is notorious as the inventor of the catenaccio system, but his massive trophy haul is often not given due credit. Lattek was also part of Germany’s coaching squad before joining Bayern, and went to the 1966 World Cup with Die Mannschaft.
English First Division: Liverpool 1963-64, 1965-66, 1972-73
English Second Division: Liverpool 1961-62
FA Cup: Liverpool 1964-65, 1973-74
FA Charity Shield: Liverpool 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974
UEFA Cup: Liverpool 1972-73
Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal were the most successful and tenacious threat to Sir Alex Ferguson’s monopoly of the English Premier League. He made his name as a player for Ajax and Barcelona, and later managed the same clubs to numerous honors. After ending his playing career at the latter, he was offered the post of assistant manager there. Herrera is also known as a pioneer of psychological motivation techniques. Shankly’s coaching team in the Boot Room included assistant Bob Paisley, who would succeed Shankly as Liverpool manager, and Joe Fagan, who in turn would replace Paisley.
Born: December 31, 1941
Career: 1974 – 2013
Teams Managed: East Stirlingshire, St. The Inter team, in this famous period, came to be known as Grande Inter. He is also one of only 4 managers to have won the Champions League with two clubs, and is one of only five to have won league titles in 4 countries. He got his career off with a bang, coaching the most successful Ajax side since the Cruyff-dominated 1970s. He tragically died while managing Scotland, just after securing Scotland’s place in a playoff for the 1986 World Cup.
Having won the Spanish league, the Champions League, the Intercontinental Cup, Euro 2012, and the World Cup 2010, del Bosque comes closest to the ‘insurmountable obstacle’ mentioned above. At the time of writing, he has never stayed at one club for more than 3 seasons. In 2008, he took Russia to their first Euro semifinal appearance, since finishing second in 1988.
German Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 1988-89, 1989-90, 2012-2013
Hitzfeld is one of only four managers to have won the UEFA Champions League with two clubs. Stein won 10 Scottish league titles, 9 of them consecutive. He is best remembered for his two spells with Juventus, the first being one of the most decorated eras of the team. He is the only manager to win the League-Cup double in both England and Scotland, and the only manager to win the League-Cup-Champions League treble with an English club. He is also known as an astute tactician, favoring different formations at his different clubs, to optimize the performance of the players at his disposal.
English First Division: Derby County 1971-72; Nottingham Forest 1977-78
English Second Division: Derby County 1968-69
English League Cup: Nottingham Forest 1977-78, 1978-79, 1988-89, 1989-90
Anglo-Scottish Cup: Nottingham Forest 1976-77
European Cup: Nottingham Forest 1978-79. He is a master of psychological battles, and is known as a master motivator. His Champions League victory with Dortmund was the first in the club’s history, while Bayern hadn’t won the prestigious title for 35 years before 2001. His supporters claim the large number of trophies he’s managed to win, while his critics point to his disinterest in the long-term fortunes of the club. Lippi’s coaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of team spirit, and he is a firm believer of the philosophy that the sum of 11 players working for the team produces better results than 11 better players working ‘for themselves’.
Scottish First Division (2nd tier): St. In his playing days, he was a pioneer of ‘total football’, and used the same system in his managerial career to great effect. Shankly started the now-famous tradition of the Boot Room, a storage room where the coaches would discuss tactics and strategies. Carrying on Aragonés’ excellent work, del Bosque led Spain to their first ever World Cup and their second successive Euro in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
Portuguese Primeira Liga: Porto 2002-03, 2003-04
Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup): Porto 2002-03
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cup): 2003
English Premier league: Chelsea 2004-05, 2005-06
FA Cup: Chelsea 2006-07
English League Cup: Chelsea 2004-05, 2006-07
FA Community Shield: Chelsea 2005
Italian Serie A: Inter Milan 2008-09, 2009-10
Coppa Italia (Italian Cup): Inter Milan 2009-10
Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Supercup): Inter Milan 2008
Spanish La Liga: Real Madrid 2011-12
Copa Del Rey (Spanish Cup): Real Madrid 2010-2011
Supercopa de España (Spanish Supercup): Real Madrid 2012-2013
UEFA Champions League Cup: Porto 2003-04; Inter Milan 2009-10
UEFA Cup: Porto 2002-03
The job of a manager is virtually limitless. He has played or managed over 1,000 games in the Bundesliga, making him only the second, and as yet last man to achieve this milestone (after Otto Rehhagel).
Italian Serie A: AC Milan 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96; Roma 2000-01
Spanish La Liga: Real Madrid 1996-97, 2006-07
Supercoppa Italiana: AC Milan 1992, 1993, 1994; Roma 2001
UEFA Champions League: AC Milan 1993-94
European Supercup: AC Milan 1994
Born: January 23, 1919
Died: February 14, 1996
Teams Managed: Liverpool
Brian Clough is considered one of the greatest British managers ever. Rehhagel’s seemingly old-fashioned tactics, employing a libero, strong, uncompromising defenders, and high pressure from the wings, invited criticism in the modern era of fluid, ball-playing defenses, but Rehhagel backs up his continued usage of the system with his successes. With 49 major trophies, he is the most successful British manager of all time.
Jock Stein is one of the most successful British managers, and is a venerated name in British football. His extremely well-drilled, yet swashbuckling Milan teams were based on a preexisting core of Italian players such as Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, and Roberto Donadoni, and Dutch imports such as Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, and Frank Rijkaard. He is the only manager to have won the Champions League, the UEFA Euro Championship, and the World Cup. Guttman was openly arrogant and brash. Trappatoni is the only manager who has won the European Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup, European Supercup, and the Intercontinental Cup. He achieved qualification for the 2010 World Cup, where Switzerland were the only team to beat eventual champions Spain. He has polarized fans and critics due to his direct approach and defensive tactics. After winning numerous titles with Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, he joined Inter Milan, and heralded the greatest period in the club’s history. His stint as the coach of the Swiss national team has been relatively successful. In a fascism-laden 1930s, the Italian national team emerged as the force to reckon with, winning two of the three World Cups in the decade, as well as an Olympic tournament. He famously broke the Celtic-Rangers duopoly over the Scottish league, by winning the premier title with Aberdeen, and even claimed a continental trophy with the Scottish side. He didn’t stay at any club but Benfica for more than two years; he stayed at the Portuguese giants for three! Despite winning numerous other trophies, Guttman is most closely associated with Benfica’s two European Cups, and his mentoring of the legendary Eusébio. On the international stage, he led England to the World Cup quarterfinals in 2010, and achieved qualification for Euro 2012, before resigning from the post over differences with the English FA just before the tournament proper.
Happel’s career is littered with landmarks. His successes with Ajax correspondingly came with a group of young, malleable, and versatile players, ready to be molded into the way Van Gaal wanted them to play. Despite the lack of longevity, Mourinho is already one of the most successful managers ever; He and Earnst Happel are the only two managers in the history of the game to have won league and domestic cup honors in 4 countries. He is, as yet, the only manager to win 3 European Cups/Champions Leagues. He declined and chose to join United instead. Staying true to his quirky manner, Guttman immediately left and “cursed” Benfica that they would not win another European Cup in the next 100 years. He narrowly lost out on becoming one of the few coaches to have won the Champions League twice, when his Juventus team lost the 2003 final on penalties. Wenger, who espouses entertaining football, is credited with revolutionizing the Premier League. His scintillating teams in the early noughties dazzled fans and opposition defenses alike. After an unsuccessful term as the coach of Turkish side Be?ikta?, and a three-year hiatus after that, he replaced the Euro-winning coach Luis Aragonés as the manager of the Spanish national team. He is one of only 6 managers in history to lead his team to a League-Domestic Cup-European Cup treble, achieving it with PSV in 1987-88. In 2004, Wenger’s Arsenal made history by becoming the first team to go an entire season unbeaten since Preston North End in the inaugural season of the English League in 1888. After developing a core of young, talented Dutch players at Ajax, he continued with the policy, and notably brought forth current German internationals Thomas Muller and Holger Badstuber while at Bayern. He is the only manager to reach the European Cup final with three clubs, taking Brugge to the 1978 final, where they were beaten by Liverpool. Van Gaal is known for his development of youth players. Inter’s defensive catenaccio system was so spectacularly overrun by Stein’s Celtic, that the Scottish team came to be known as ‘Lisbon Lions’, after the location of the match. Van Gaal is a self-confessed slow starter as a manager, and demands time to let his teams learn his way of playing. In fact, his average of more than 2 trophies per season is even higher than Sir Alex Ferguson. Something of a knockout specialist (in direct contrast to his successor at Milan, Fabio Capello), Sacchi is also one of the very few coaches to have won more European Cups than domestic leagues. Clough is highly respected in the UK for his stunning achievements, and is often considered the greatest manager England never had.
Bob Paisley is one of the most successful managers of all time. He is one of only 5 managers to have won league titles in 4 countries, and Happel and José Mourinho are the only two managers in history to win the league and a domestic cup in 4 countries. His revolutionary system of ‘Total Football’ caught the world by storm in the 1970s, and is still being applied by numerous successful teams. His name is most closely associated with Bayern, where he won the 1973-74 European Cup, and laid the foundations of the next two, won in 1974-75 and 1975-76. The ultimate one-club man, Paisley remained at Liverpool as a player, physiotherapist, assistant manager (to the legendary Bill Shankly), manager, adviser, and director from 1939 to 1992 — a whopping 53 years!
Johan Cruyff is one of the best players and managers in soccer history. He is the first manager to win the European Cup with two clubs. Stein and Celtic were the first British manager and team, respectively, to win the European Cup, beating Helenio Herrera’s famous Grande Inter in the 1967 final. 1979-80
European Super Cup: Nottingham Forest 1979
Marcello Lippi is the first manager to win top global honors in club and international football, winning the intercontinental cup with Juventus in 1996, and the World Cup with Italy 10 years later (this record is now shared with Vicente del Bosque). Pozzo is known as the inventor and pioneer of the metodo formation, which was the precursor to the modern 4-3-3 formation. The highly successful Barcelona team coached by Pep Guardiola use a version of the metodo.
Born: August 9, 1938
Teams Managed: Rockenhausen, Saarbrücken, Kickers Offenbach, Borussia Dortmund, Arminia Bielefeld, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, Kaiserslautern, Greece, Hertha Berlin
World’s Greatest Soccer Managers of All Time
Heynckes is one of only 4 managers to win the Champions League with two different teams. He took South Korea and Australia to their first ever knockout rounds in World Cups, incredibly reaching the semifinals with the former in 2002. On a lighter note, Trappatoni is notorious for his quirky, and often mistake-filled press conferences in the regional language of his clubs.
Saachi is one of the very few managerial legends not to have played soccer professionally. He is also one of only 5 managers who have won league titles in 4 countries. Ironically, given his success as the manager of Manchester United, Busby played for United’s two greatest rivals: their neighbor Manchester City, and northwest rivals Liverpool. The Barcelona team of the early ’90s comprising international and Spanish stars such as Romario, Hristo Stoichkov, Michael Laudrup, and Pep Guardiola, won the Spanish league in four successive seasons, and is known as the Dream Team. The administration system put in place by Cruyff at Barcelona is said to be the source of Barcelona’s current success. He won every major trophy available to a Dutch club, and then emulated Cruyff by moving to Barcelona. After winning his second European Cup, he asked the Benfica board for a raise, but was declined. This led to criticism when he was appointed at AC Milan (in spite of just having promoted Parma from the Italian third division), which Sacchi silenced by coining the famous phrase – “You don’t have to have been a horse to become a jockey”. Shankly signed with Liverpool in 1959, and revolutionized the way the club was run, to the extent that within a year of his arrival, 24 players had been sold. He led the club to promotion to the First Division in just 3 seasons, and won the premier league title just 2 years after promotion. His name is primarily associated with the meteoric rise of Derby County and Nottingham Forest. He has won the UEFA Cup three times, which is a record. Sacchi espoused attacking football, having grown up watching the Magical Magyars and the di Stéfano-led Real Madrid. The managers who have gone on to become legends in the game are the ones who have been able to balance all of these aspects in one successful, dynamic structure.
Born: January 12, 1949
Teams Managed: Zug, Aarau, Grasshopper, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Switzerland
Eredivisie: Feyenoord 1970-71
KNVB Cup: ADO Den Haag 1967-68
Belgian First Division: Brugge 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78
Belgian Cup: Brugge 1976-77; Standard Liège 1980-81
Belgian Supercup: Standard Liège 1981
Bundesliga: Hamburg 1981-82, 1982-83
DFB-Pokal: Hamburg 1986-87
Austrian League: Tirol 1988-89, 1989-90
Austrian Cup: Tirol 1988-89
European Cup: Feyenoord 1969-70; Hamburg 1982-83
Intercontinental Cup: 1970
Born: April 1, 1946
Teams Managed: Parma, AC Milan, Italy, Atlético Madrid
Rinus Michels is probably the most influential tactician in football history. His philosophy is still the underlying principle at both Ajax and Barcelona, later reinforced by Michels’ best pupil, Johan Cruyff.
Born: May 9, 1945
Teams Managed: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Athletic Bilbao, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tenerife, Real Madrid, Benfica, Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen
Sir Alex Ferguson
French Ligue 1: Monaco 1987-88
Coupe de France: Monaco 1990-91
Emperor’s Cup: Nagoya Grampus 1995
J-League Super Cup: Nagoya Grampus 1996
English Premier League: Arsenal 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04
FA Cup: Arsenal 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05
Community Shield: Arsenal 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004
Born: April 25, 1947
Career: 1985-2013 (inactive between 1996 and 2009)
Teams Managed: Ajax, Barcelona, Catalonia
The Insurmountable Obstacle
In the 125 years of league football, no manager has won a league title, a domestic cup, a continental club championship, an intercontinental club championship, a continental national championship, and the World Cup.
Lattek is one of Germany’s most successful coaches. He won the first hat-trick of league titles in German football, emulating the achievement in the next decade. He consistently managed to exceed expectations on the international stage. The only trophy he has failed to win is a domestic cup. Paisley reigned over the most glorious period in the history of Liverpool. Capello holds the remarkable record of having won a league title with each one of his clubs (Capello’s 2004-05 and 2005-06 titles with Juventus were later discounted because of Juventus and second placed AC Milan’s involvement in the Calciopoli matchfixing scandal). 1985-86
Scottish League Cup: Aberdeen 1985-86
English Premier League: Manchester United 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13
FA Cup: Manchester United 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04
English League Cup: Manchester United 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10
FA Community Shield: Manchester United 1990 (shared with Liverpool), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 1007, 2008, 2010, 2011
UEFA Champions League: Manchester United 1999, 2008
UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup: Aberdeen 1982-83; Manchester United 1990-91
UEFA Super Cup: Aberdeen 1983; Manchester United 1991
Portuguese League: Porto 1958-59; Benfica 1959-60, 1960-61
Campeonato Paulista: São Paulo 1957
Portuguese Cup: Benfica 1961-62
Mitropa Cup: Újpest 1939
National Challenge Cup: New York Hakoah 1929
European Cup: Benfica 1960-61, 1961-62
Rehhagel pulled off probably the best underdog story in European football, when he led Greece to victory in the 2004 Euro Championship. The victory reaffirmed Rehhagel’s fame as one of the best motivators in the modern game. On their way to the trophy, Greece beat defending Champions France and hosts Portugal
“Few people know what anyone else is earning at senior levels,” he said. Let’s follow the footsteps of Billie Jean King, who fought doggedly for equal prize money for women tennis players around the world. CNBC quotes a 2011 survey by Catalyst showing that company boards made up of 19 to 44 percent women achieved 26 percent more return on invested capital than those firms with no women board members. It affects us all. It makes no sense to penalize women when the benefit of their leadership to organizations and the economy are clear. “It would be setting an example to the rest of society in general to have equal prize money,” McEnroe continued amid the predicted controversy to change the status quo.
Yet, the significance of gender pay inequity has yet to compel the business world to change, despite the economic imperative. Parity is not only a “women’s” issue. If you’re a woman, whether in the public or private sector, you are likely to be paid less than your male counterpart. “You’re not going to believe this, but they offered me a lower salary than the one he was making. It also makes it difficult to recruit women to these high responsibility positions when they know they’ll be paid less than their male counterparts.
The VP for Marketing in a global technology organization explained that this gender discrimination continues because of the secrecy that fills the corridors of power. It has to do with our stock options and bonus plans,” he added. I wanted the job badly, so I accepted their terms. This is part of her series of blogs on women and business.
Aside from fairness issues, gender pay discrimination is not economically healthy because companies are better off when they have more women in management roles. The All England club in London took a bold and unprecedented step offering men and women equal championship earnings. If we want a strong economy, we must act now to ensure that gender discrimination becomes an injustice of the past.
Last year, Credit Suisse confirmed the impact of gender diversity in corporate management on performance. Over the past six years, companies with at least some female board representation outperformed those with no women on the board in terms of share price performance. Gender discrimination tarnishes us all. Daily Kos reports that college-educated women are on average making $7,600 less a year than their male counterparts. Decades after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was passed, it’s shameful to read headlines in Forbes that say “there is no denying that women get paid less for doing the same jobs as men.”
“When I was promoted from head of operations to managing director,” Sarah, one of my clients shared, “I replaced a male MD who was fired for gross incompetence.” She sighed. A year later, during an industry pay survey, I found out that I’m still getting less than my male counterparts even though my qualifications and work experiences are similar.”
The gender pay gap exists even among children, with boys paid more pocket money than girls for doing household chores. “So I haven’t a clue as to whether my female colleagues earn less or more than me. Women’s access to higher education has eased this pay disparity somewhat, but the Center for American Progress insists that women would need a doctoral degree to earn the same as men with a bachelor’s degree.
Susan Bloch is a global leadership coach and author at KRW International. Research conducted in Australia confirmed that boys earned 6.6 percent more pocket money than girls.
Still in 2013, it’s frustrating to note that the workplace has not yet followed suit. Gai McGrath, Westpac’s general manager of retail banking, who initiated the study, confirmed that paying girls less pocket money than boys “sends a powerful message that girl’s and women’s work isn’t as valuable as that of boy’s.” If wage discrimination starts at home how does it affect adult wages? Are girls, and then women, reluctant to “Lean In” and negotiate for higher pay?. Not because they choose fields that are less lucrative, or have family commitments, but simply because they are female. The male chair of the board wouldn’t give in to my request for equal pay. On four additional financial dimensions: return on equity (ROI), gearing (net debt to equity), price/book value (P/BV) and average growth, companies with more women on their boards outperformed their rivals.
This data supports the Daily Mail’s view that “The economy is losing billions of pounds because of gender segregation,” compounded by the dishonorable fact that “high-flying women in Britain are paid nearly 10 percent less than men doing exactly the same job.” The figures speak for themselves. “We don’t talk about that with our colleagues.”
“There’s probably no other sport, and very few professions in this world, where a woman can earn as much as a man,” tennis pro John McEnroe, three-time men’s Wimbledon champion, asserted in 2007. After removing all other biases, neither education, nor occupational prestige, nor career success seems to protect women from the gender wage gap
Josh had the kind of dream game boys still talk about when they’re old men. He is a candidate for the US Olympic Team and could soon get looks from the senior national team. He was eventually convinced to stay and stepped up his efforts in training. I was emotional. “I just shake my head and smile because I used to be that guy.
After overcoming those brutal first months, Gatt eventually became a regular starter and made enough of an impression to draw the attention of Solskjaer. When his team won the Norwegian League title (setting off wild celebrations at Aker Stadion in Molde), Gatt’s parents were there on the field to enjoy every minute.
Seven years later, as the father and son spend a sunny California morning recalling the day Jeff stopped fighting against soccer, they marvel at how so much has changed. These days, if you visit the Gatt family home in Michigan, you are just as likely to see Gatt’s parents watching a Champions League or English Premier League match as they are an American football or baseball game.
It’s a sharp rise for a prospect whose pro career almost ended before it really got going. He had played football and baseball in college and knew his sons were good enough athletes to excel at those same sports.
“For him to do that and endure it, to take the challenge on and to see him succeeding, is really impressive. At least, that’s what he thought.. “They have very limited understanding of soccer. A difficult transition to life in Europe and life as a professional soccer player took its toll. He loved it more than any other sport, and even in a house filled with Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings memorabilia, Josh managed to mark his own territory with soccer mementos, like a Pele poster and an MLS poster.
Gatt eventually reached breaking point after a difficult training session, breaking down to his agent and telling him he was ready to go home. “I don’t regret it for a minute, but I tell you what, for the first four months I lived there I was not a happy person.
As for Jeff, he has gone from an anti-soccer cynic to an expert among his peers, even if many of them still hold his old beliefs about the game.
“One of the things his mom and I have always done is challenge him to understand that life isn’t always perfect, and it’s really what happens when there are bad times that defines who you are.”
“When I went over there I had way too much to learn. Gatt made the move and flourished, helping Molde win the first Norwegian Premier League title in the club’s 100-year career.
For Gatt, as much as Molde’s championship-winning season felt like the perfect ending to a difficult journey, it really is just the beginning. “I looked him up and saw the YouTube videos and realized what a special player he was.”
As Gatt continues to build on his early club success, his parents watch proudly via internet feeds and satellite streams. They’d yell and scream at me when I lost the ball.”
A typical American dad who loved sports like football, baseball and hockey, Jeff wanted badly for his two sons to play the same sports he played growing up. While his older son Stefan took to more mainstream American sports, Jeff’s youngest son Josh loved soccer. It was overwhelming.”
“To be 100 percent honest I had no idea who he was,” Gatt said of Solskjaer, who scored the winning goal in the 93rd minute of the 1999 UEFA Champions League final . I don’t try to explain it, but what I’m finding is there is a lot more acceptance of the sport.
“I still love my football, and still love watching baseball, but now I have a third love, and it’s soccer.”
“Yeah, it was a lot of fun,” Josh told his father. He caught a touchdown, had a long interception return, ran a kickoff back for a touchdown and nearly took a punt all the way back, too.
Just one season after turning pro, Gatt impressed enough at Austrian club SC Rheindorf Altach to catch the eye of Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had recently been named manager at Norwegian club Molde. “It’s how you handle that adversity, and it’s either going to break you or it’s going to make you.
Jeff beamed with pride knowing Josh’s dream performance would be enough to make him forget about soccer, but when he asked his son about his unbelievable game, he got a response he wasn’t expecting.
“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Gatt said. I got beat up on the field.
The move to Molde not only brought a better brand of soccer but also a more comfortable environment. Gatt eventually began making progress and broke into the starting lineup.
Jeff thought that would change when Josh gave football a try, and when Josh took the field in middle school in a game coached by Jeff, it looked like dad’s plan just might work. Jeff has gone from someone who hated soccer and didn’t consider it a real sport to loving the game and becoming the soccer expert within his circle of friends.
“I wouldn’t say it was hazing,” Gatt said. Solskjaer’s training sessions were in English, and Gatt’s Molde teammates all spoke English, including fellow American Sean Cunningham, whom Gatt had known for years.
And Josh? All he did was head to Europe at the age of 18, embarking on a professional soccer career that has blossomed into one of the most promising of any young American plying their trade overseas.
The chance to step up to a better league excited Gatt, though he didn’t know as much about his new manager as you might expect.
“Adversity is going to happen,” Gatt’s father says. I didn’t speak the language, so it was hard for me to go out and meet people.”
Now Gatt heads into 2012 poised for a breakout year. His combination of blazing speed and versatility on the right wing make him one of the most exciting prospects in the US system, even though bypassing college and MLS make him a relative unknown commodity to American soccer fans.
“For them, they expected me to be able to perform at their level as a professional, and when I wasn’t able to do that right away they were very harsh with me. If there’s anything that I’m most proud of it’s how well he’s adapted to being a young man overseas on his own.
“There’s still a lot of guys who say it’s not a sport, and I don’t argue with them,” Jeff said. “But it still wasn’t as fun as soccer.”
There was only one problem. “It was just that most of the players in Austria were frustrated with me because I was so far behind.
“I was miserable. At 20, with two European seasons under his belt, Gatt is already becoming the subject of transfer speculation, and while his recent involvement in the US Under-23 national team’s training camp was cut short by an ankle injury, Gatt’s national team future remains bright.
That celebration came eight years after Gatt first told his parents he would one day be a professional soccer player and play in a World Cup, and seven years after that fateful football game that convinced his father soccer was going to stay a part of their lives forever.
The more comfortable surroundings and the year’s experience in Austria propelled Gatt to a stellar Molde debut, scoring three goals while providing a versatile option on the right. I got beat up off the field (figuratively). Molde bought Gatt despite him having just one year of professional experience.
Gatt credited his parents, his agent, and his brother Stefan, now a muscle-bound professional actor/fitness model, with helping him through the toughest of times.
Gatt endured rough treatment from teammates who had no patience for a rookie.
Jeff Gatt had the plan worked out perfectly. I really don’t, and that’s a credit to how strong he is.”
“A lot of my friends are [ex-American] football players and baseball players and coaches,” Jeff said. He was an athletically gifted, but raw and inexperienced player who struggled to adapt.
“I don’t know if I could have done that at 18, be on my own
India’s economy has already attracted Continental to begin flights between Newark and Mumbai, but Jet Airways has a strategy to capture travel to and from India’s vast country.
Jet Airways now flies between 40 cities in India and has quickly added routes to London, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia. It has established a hub at Brussels’ airport, underused since the demise of that country’s state carrier.
His spokeswoman says service aboard the flights will dramatically change American perceptions of Indian air carriers.
Few are familiar with the home-grown Indian airline, but its founder Naresh Goyal says it won’t take long for travelers to become familiar with what he believes will be an airline with luxury service that rivals trend-setters Singapore, Cathay, British Airways and Emirates.
“There are about 30 million people in India who are very rich,” says Goyal, “and another 300 million middle class.”
Jet Airways? Is that a cheap seat carrier?
Until recent deregulation, Air India was the only carrier permitted to offer international travel from Mumbai and other gateways in India. Jet Airways, founded 14 years ago as a domestic carrier, has become the first to fly to the United States as part of an aggressive expansion plan that Goyal believes will be driven by the booming Indian economy.
“My goal,” said Goyal at a recent lunch in New York, “is to be better than those airlines in terms of service, and we are already remaking the image of Indian air carriers.”
In first class, Jet Airways offers a mini suite with sliding double doors, an 83-inch-long lie-flat bed, a 23-inch video monitor to show films and videos from the extensive entertainment system, and a “buddy” seat that permits two travelers to dine together.
Jet Airways is betting it has the right formula — in fact, betting $3.7 billion on its international fleet expansion, including orders for 10 of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
“We aim to be one of the top five airlines in the world in very short order,” he said.
It will fly new Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft with newly designed three-class cabins and service that emphasizes India’s roots but with a heavy helping of modern grace.
In all three classes of service, including coach, toilets in the lavatories will include a bidet function, a European touch that is now beginning to appear on some Asian airlines.
With India’s increasing connections to the global market, Goyal says there is great demand for premium air travel and quality service like that branded on board Singapore, Cathay and British Airways.
A new era in air travel between the United States and India began this weekend with the inauguration today of Jet Airways service between Newark Airport just outside New York City and Mumbai.
“Because of the stunning growth of the Indian economy,” says a Jet Airways spokeswoman, “particularly the emergence of Indian companies in the global market, there are more and more travelers who want premium service” which is not offered by other Indian carriers.
In business class, Goyal says there are wide, lie-flat beds and high-level food and wine.
It will also offer competition and the prospect of lower premium class fares, which now range from upwards of $4,000 to $11,000 depending on class of travel.
Jet Airways will fly from Newark to Mumbai through Brussels and soon from Toronto, and then from cities other than New York in the United States, coordinating schedules so that flights from many cities in India can connect to various European and North American destinations.
But at the New York lunch, Goyal emphasized Jet Airways’ high level of service and plush, roomy seats in first and business class.
“There is no other word but graciousness,” she says, “it offers a level of service that will destroy many stereotypes about India and its airlines.”
He made five changes from the first leg, with injured trio Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna replaced by Tomas Rosicky, Olivier Giroud and Carl Jenkinson, and regulars Thomas Vermaelen and Wojiech Szczesny axed in favor of Kieran Gibbs and Lukasz Fabianski.
At the end of a first half which Wenger might have concluded went according to plan, his team still needed to score two more goals and not to concede to progress against the odds to the quarterfinals.
Olivier Giroud stunned the 68,000 sell-out Allianz Arena with a third-minute goal to give the visitors hope of pulling off a Munich miracle.
It took just three minutes for Arsenal to give its 3,000 traveling fans hope with a quite splendidly constructed opening goal.
Bayern gradually began to dominate possession, with Javi Martinez, Thomas Muller and Luiz Gustavo all going close to scoring a first-half equalizer.
MUNICH — Arsenal exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third consecutive year despite beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the second leg.
Koscielny’s late header from an Oxlade-Chamberlain corner set up a thrilling finale, but Arsenal were exhausted and unable to create any late chances to score what would have been a remarkable third.
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This set up a pulsating finale but Arsenal was unable to score the one further goal required to overturn the 3-1 first-leg deficit and complete one of the greatest two-legged turnarounds in the competition’s history.
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Arsenal made a double substitution after 72 minutes, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho replacing Aaron Ramsey and Walcott, and Wenger’s team immediately began to commit more men forward.
Despite Bayern dominating for most of the match, Arsenal held firm at the back and Laurent Koscielny’s 84th-minute header equaled the scores on aggregate.
The runaway Bundesliga leaders closed out the match to progress into the quarterfinals courtesy of the away goals rule.
Gervinho and Giroud both had half-chances but could not force Manuel Neuer into a save, while at the other end Fabianski made a string of acrobatic saves.
Arsenal struggled to get a foothold in the game after break. The home side was initially frazzled, almost as if it could not comprehend that its English visitors could be so presumptuous at this German cathedral.
Bayern continued to exert most of the pressure, with Arjen Robben’s weaving runs from the right flank causing particular consternation to the defensive ranks.
But this was not the same mighty Bayern of three weeks ago, the team that was so commanding at Emirates Stadium that many pundits ranked it as the favorite to win this season’s competition.
It was almost as if the Jupp Heynckes’ men did not want to press their foot fully on the accelerator in case they left themselves open to the sucker-punch.
The two-legged defeat means that Bayern becomes the third European superhouse in three years to knock Arsenal out at the last-16 juncture, following Barcelona in 2011 and AC Milan in 2012.
Reports that Wenger would concede the match and play a weakened team proved to be misguided, as the Frenchman selected his best available starting X1. Cazorla and Walcott continued to be the trump cards but some of the visitors’ midfield passing was wonky and Giroud lacked the velvet touch to hold the ball up and bring others into play.
A series of cute passes from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Rosicky sent Theo Walcott bursting clear from the right, and his slammed cross-shot into the six-yard box was bundled into the net from two yards by Giroud.