Offensive struggles in the final third doom Syracuse comeback in 2-1 loss to North Carolina State

first_imgHugo Delhommelle walked by himself away from midfield. Some North Carolina State players threw their hands in the air in celebration while others talked to Syracuse players. But Delhommelle stood alone, hand over his mouth and then on his sides. Two minutes passed by before he walked to reconvene with his team.Again, Syracuse’s (5-6-2, 0-4-1 Atlantic Coast) offense failed to consistently finish in the final third. After digging itself into a 2-0 hole to start the second half, the Orange played aggressive. It got one goal back on a penalty kick but, like the previous four home games,  SU couldn’t complete the comeback in a 2-1 loss to N.C. State (6-4-1, 2-3) on Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium. SU has now dropped five straight at home for the first time since 2009.“It’s one of those days when nothing goes as you want it to be,” junior Jonathan Hagman said.Syracuse attacked N.C. State’s defense to open the game, much like it had against Akron on Tuesday. John-Austin Ricks chipped a deep through ball to Tajon Buchanan who beat two defenders with his speed and crossed in front of the net. Delhommelle quickly shot, but Leon Krapf made a diving stop.The next few minutes, SU controlled possession but couldn’t get the ball into the penalty area. N.C. State countered and scored seven minutes in, netting the opening goal. Like in its previous four losses, the Orange trailed to start the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe offense remained aggressive despite the one-goal whole. Buchanan pushed upfield and Hagman pointed into open space, looking for a pass. The through ball came nowhere near Hagman and N.C. State took possession.A few plays later, defender Sondre Norheim tried crossing the ball into the penalty area. But it went directly into the hands of Krapf. That was a constant for the Orange on Friday: Crosses sailing, missing SU players in the penalty area and the ball ending up in Krapf’s hands for a Wolfpack counter attack.“It’s not just today, it’s the whole season,” Delhommelle said of the Orange’s crosses and set pieces. “We have the opportunity … and we’re just missing the goal, the bit of luck.”Much like it had all season, Syracuse’s offense worked through the air toward Buchanan. The Orange chipped balls that sent the freshman forward on deep runs in the final third. Usually, he was able to get a foot on it, trying to beat a double team that opponents would deploy. But on Friday, it was not the case.Defender Justin Earle looked upfield and yelled out “Tajon over.” He kicked the ball over half the field but Buchanan couldn’t get to the ball fast enough. Krapf corralled the loose ball.For every first-half missed pass Syracuse made, N.C. State made up for it. Pushing upfield on a counter attack run, N.C. State’s Tanner Roberts crossed the ball into the penalty area. Julius Duchscherer came trailing behind and one-timed the ball, slotting it into the right corner to give the Wolfpack a two-goal advantage.The rest of the first half remained similar. Crosses sailed over players’ heads or were intercepted. One-on-ones were picked off by Wolfpack defenders. A stutter-step cross by Adnan Bakalovic rolled into the penalty area untouched.“We were limited first half,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “… Our first-half service wasn’t good enough.”During halftime, Syracuse tried to regroup. The team found itself in a common, deep hole. The players decided “we have to come together,” Hagman said. And they did.The second half was dominated by the Orange, controlling possession for the majority of the frame. Instead of blind crosses, SU worked down the sidelines or used give-and-gos to create space. But the Orange couldn’t piece anything together outside of a penalty kick goal from Kamal Miller.Delhommelle controlled possession and passed the ball before a N.C. State defender closed in and fouled him. He crossed a free kick into the penalty area and off a Wolfpack player’s hand, giving the Orange a penalty kick. Miller beat Krapf right cornerThe aggressive approach by the Orange led to nine shots, including six in the second half, and seven penalty kicks. It outshot N.C. State by five (four in the second half) and only surrendered one late-game corner kick. Rarely did the Wolfpack make its way into the final third in the second half.“I’d rather lose a game 4-nil by attacking than sitting back,” sophomore captain Mo Adams said, “kind of wondering what’s going on and regretting those missed opportunities.”The last two corner kicks by Delhommelle sailed over the entire packed penalty area and out of bounds. Even as Syracuse pushed upfield, leaving only Hilpert back — he was at midfield — it couldn’t find that final ball it had been looking for to tie the game.“Everything felt perfect before the game today,” Hagman said.But once the game actually started, the Orange felt anything but perfect. Comments Published on October 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jason Shiers, UKAT – Progress on problem gambling requires a deeper consciousness

first_imgShare Submit UK government backs £100m RET commitment from ‘big four’ June 15, 2020 BHA cautious on racing resumption date amid mid-May rumours May 6, 2020 Jason Shiers – UKATCertified psychotherapist on addiction and mental health, Jason Shiers states that a change in the levels of consciousness is required to effectively tackle problem gambling as debate, discussion and research have been staggered by easy narratives.  ______________________It is clear from the latest report from the House of Lords that a lot of time and effort has been spent considering and discussing addiction… But at what level?It’s also clear that there has been a large focus on dealing with the symptom of problem gambling and trying to find ways to make that more manageable. Reducing gambling-related harms is helpful, but it is only firefighting. There is a distinct part missing from the understandings of addiction, beyond psychiatric condition or mental health issues, missing from the whole debate. We are therefore required to ask ourselves, where does this fire start?You can spend your whole life ‘diving into the river’, trying to save the people that have fallen in, or you can go upstream, stopping them falling in to begin with.When the Select Committee believes the problem is ‘psychiatric’, i.e. in that there is a real thing called ‘disordered gambling’ (DSM V) or ‘gambling disorder’ (ICD-11), it’s unlikely they will open their minds up to what’s actually beyond their current beliefs & systems.Observers will always innocently continue to try to find solutions at that lower level of understanding, which isn’t complete. That said, what if they were just looking in the wrong place?“I say with total clarity, that gambling addiction is a mental health issue” – Rt Hon Matt HancockWhen you have people in political power making blanket statements about what we are trying to deal with, coupled with the vast amounts of time, money and resources being put into the creation of these reports, all with the same level of consciousness; the problem will be destined to repeat itself because no one is exploring new, innovative ways to better understand or deal with treating addiction. It is clear that people want to help, but they don’t know where to look.Thomas Insel, a leading psychiatrist and neuroscientist who was Head of the National Institute for Mental Health, recently said that “$20 billion had not moved the needle” and that “the mental health field has been ‘looking in all the wrong places’ for the answer”.“I spent 13 years at NIMH really pushing on the neuroscience and genetics of mental disorders, and when I look back on that I realize that while I think I succeeded at getting lots of really cool papers published by cool scientists at fairly large costs—I think $20 billion—I don’t think we moved the needle in reducing suicide, reducing hospitalizations, improving recovery for the tens of millions of people who have mental illness.”What is required is a new level of consciousness. We don’t know what we don’t know and that is the start of seeing something fresh about what we are dealing with. To allow for the paradigm shift in treating the problem we have to make space for a new understanding to come through and to give up on old failings of psychology and psychiatry. The failure is in continuing with a failing paradigm of understanding, while infinite ingenuity and creativity is on tap.When we start saying ‘it’s a mental illness’, it sounds to many that it is a scary thing that no one understands, something that only the professionals can deal with; but that’s just not how it works. This actually perpetuates the problem. There is so much written about the stigma, the shame and guilt that surrounds addiction, it should be obvious that people just don’t want to come forward. This all makes it sounds like an inherent, inbuilt problem that can’t be recovered from either with or without medication, and it makes sense why.There are many leaders in the field that have been able to see through the financial interests of big pharmaceutical companies, and the whole field of psychiatry, about how subjective diagnoses, from a list of traits, is not helpful to solving what they deem to be ‘mental illness’, so why is it that we continue to follow these beliefs and system and do not look for new solutions? Just because it appears that there’s no other way, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t out there! Millions of pounds put into RET donations yearly could fund this.If we continue looking in the same direction for the next 10 years, without a change in levels of consciousness and seeing a fresh way to deal with this, then there is only one direction this can go. More money from operators to fund the same direction of ‘solutions’ that are still yet to be found in in the last 10’s of millions of pounds.If we focus on a paradigm shift; changing how we understand the problem and start to look into new directions on how best we can improve treating the problem, its solutions, alongside reducing the ability for people to cause harms to themselves and others within the industry, then there is always hope.______________Jason Shiers is a Certified Transformative Coach & Certified Psychotherapist @ UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT). Jason has been working with addictions and mental health for over 20 years in evolving ways until finding and experiencing the 3 Principles. Jason has been teaching and sharing the 3 principles in his work with addictions ever since. Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits July 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more


first_imgChildren at a Donegal primary school will start lessons for 2014 with a death trap outside their school – despite repeated appeals by parents to rectify it.No sign of new traffic lights outside Gleneely National School.Concerned parents at Gleneely National School in Killygordan have been without traffic lights outside their school since the summer.The lights developed a fault a number of months ago and were taken away for repair but have still not been returned. The issue was again raised in December but the lights have still not been returned as pupils begin lessons for 2014 today.One parent who contacted Donegal Daily said the matter can be sorted by Donegal County Council for a few euro but nothing has been done about it.“If a child is killed outside the school then Donegal County Council will have this hanging over them.“It is a disgrace that months after the lights were removed and weeks after we highlighted it, nothing has been done. “Will it take serious injury to a child or even something worse for the council to sit up and do the decent thing,” asked the parent.Local county councillor Gary Doherty has raised the issue and says the council must be embarrassed by the lack of action.The Sinn Fein councillor said “This school is on a busy back road which connects large area of Aghyaran with the Finn Valley. Cars have a tendency to go past the school at a dangerous rate, and there is a real danger here now that the traffic lights are out of action.“Parents and staff of the school are very anxious to have the lights repaired as soon as possible.”He added that Donegal County Council are aware of the issue here as they came and took the lights away for repair a number of months ago. “However they haven’t been seen since. That is a cause of embarrassment to the Council and I would call on them to take urgent action to address this issue.“Our children’s safety is not an issue we can take lightly and we need to be proactive to prevent a tragedy occurring here, especially now in the dark evenings.”PARENTS VOICE CONCERN AS SCHOOL’S FAULTY LIGHTS STILL NOT REPLACED was last modified: January 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gleneely National Schooltraffic lightslast_img read more