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The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that he was alarmed by clubs that sign on players for large sums of money.
He said that he was not sure if any new faces were being signed on this season, however he is ready to kick off the season with the players on hand.
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” he said.
There is a history of expensive players signed on to clubs who spend most of their times in the treatment room. Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is a recent example. Although a lot of it can be put down to bad luck, every time he can’t play it is a massive loss to the club in terms of return on its investment. Even more so when the missed games are must wins.
He wants to do it differently. He even says that should he be given the option of spending that kind of money, that he would approach it differently. The primary focus behind it is to build a team like Barcelona did that can win titles and championships.
“Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.
It is unclear exactly what he means but he wants to avoid picking from the same pool of players as everyone else.
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Teenager Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in Formula 1 at the Spanish Grand Prix. He took advantage of a stunning first lap collision between a temporarily slowing Rosberg and his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton, who was blamed by Niki Lauda for the incident, described it as a racing incident:
“I had a decent start from pole but got slipstreamed on the way to the first corner and lost the lead. Coming out of turn three, I was catching Nico really quickly and went for the gap on the right – I had part of my car alongside but then had to take to the grass. The gap was there and, if you’re a racing driver, you go for that gap”
Verstappen’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel switched to three stop strategies which ultimately proved to be the inferior option. Ricciardo was careful not to blame the team for choosing the wrong strategy:
“In hindsight, a three stop strategy was the wrong thing to do, but maybe during the race it seemed like the right thing to the team”
Verstappen then held off the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, who was also two stopping, for the final 15 laps. He showed great temperament and maturity for his age and held of the world champion without a single mistake. It was a stunning achievement and completely justified the decision to move Verstappen to the Red Bull team from Toro Rosso.
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In a surprising twist, Red Bull has swapped Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen with Danill Kvyat at Red Bull Racing with effect from the Spanish Grand Prix.
“Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent,” said Red Bull boss Christian Horner.
“His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing.
“We are in the unique position to have all four drivers across Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso under long term contracts with Red Bull, so we have the flexibility to move them between the two teams.
“Dany will be able to continue his development at Toro Rosso, in a team that he is familiar with, giving him the chance to regain his form and show his potential.”
The demotion is due to a recent run of incidents. Kvyat collided with Sebastian Vettel twice at the start of the Russian GP last weekend. The second contact resulting in the Ferrari ending up in the wall and retirement. In Kvyat’s defense, he was caught off guard by the slowing Ferrari.
With the chances that Verstappen was to be promoted to Red Bull Racing next year high, this is seen as good time to evaluate the young driver at a time when mistakes will be less costly.
Nike’s marketing schemes are dominated by customer expression and emotionally-evoking messages.
Nike has redefined the way sports marketing, and even general marketing, is seen today. Their industry dominance as well as global reach has made them one of the powerhouses in the market.
A Defined Image
Throughout the years, Nike developed itself into that company with the “swoosh” logo.
It’s safe to say that pretty much everyone can associate the swoosh logo with Nike. They’ve ultimately separated themselves from their competition by not only releasing unique designs and products, but also by partnering up with athletes that are well-known by the public.
Steve Doctrow, who is the Executive Vice President of Marketing for Rogers & Cowan, worked with Nike on several high-profile campaigns. According to Doctrow, the integration of brands and media can substantially raise exposure.
Nike didn’t become a successful company overnight. They rose in popularity because they created a buzz in the scene. They made their product easily identifiable to the public, which increased their overall marketing success through word-of-mouth. They also promote powerful messages to their viewers in commercials and advertisements which factors in to the recognition of the brand.
Raising Awareness To Build Sales
Another important factor that Nike feels strongly about is the emotion that their products carry. If you notice, they place a strong emphasis on how customers express themselves through the use of the product. This not only helps build up awareness for the industry giant, but it also increases overall sales.