Hughes: Everton fans can work against Tom Davies development

first_img Loading… Hughes explained to “(Davies) was a breath of fresh air. I remember going to Goodison and they were playing Man City. Man City were the best team and he was head and shoulders the best player, scored his first goal. “I don’t know if its just when you come onto the scene, you’re playing on adrenaline or whatever, but he was ghosting past players and you look at him now and he just looks like a complete shadow of himself. “I used to watch him and if he had one or two games not going for him, the fans would get on his back and then you think to hang on a minute the hardest part of football is going past players and trying to create things, you don’t realise how hard it is, and scoring goals, and he had that in his locker and then fans would get on his back and his confidence went down and he was a bit of a scapegoat and he’d get dropped. read also:Everton: Davies salutes Ancelotti,others “He’s just been a shadow of the player he was when he first came on the scene. He’s obviously a tremendous player, he was captain of the England U21’s. So I just think they should be careful what they wish for.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Now 21, the midfielder has managed 22 appearances this season, and saw a full 90 on Sunday for the goalless draw with Liverpool. But Hughes believes Davies has battled to fulfill the promise he showed when first bursting onto the scene four years ago as a 17-year-old. The youngster would wear the captain’s armband two years later at 20 years of age. Hughes came through the junior and youth system at Everton like Davies, making his first team debut with his hometown club and captaining the Toffees’ U23s. The 33 year-old remains a big Everton fan and keeps a close watch on developments at Goodison Park. And he admits he was hoping for much more from Davies this season – convinced some of the natural edge he displayed as a young player has been forced out of him due to supporters’ expectations.Advertisement Accrington Stanley defender, Mark Hughes, believes Tom Davies has lost his way at Everton. Promoted Content8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locationslast_img read more

APASS holds panel on racism

first_imgStudents and community members gathered Thursday evening for a panel discussion focusing on empowering the Asian American youth community after a copy of a racist flier was sent to USC Asian Pacific American Student Services and UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center. The event was co-sponsored by the Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment, and the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly.The panel was made up of Asian American activists and community organizers including Nat Lowe from Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Tracy Zhao, a graduate of Pomona College and a research associate at UCLA, and Andrew Quan from the organization Liberty in North Korea. The panel shared their experiences and gave advice to students on how to mobilize their community to accomplish change before the event moved into an open discussion on issues of race on campus.“When I saw the flier, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s really horrible,’ but we’re all here talking about these issues,” Lowe said.The panelists warned against letting emotion influence the response, and said it was important to use this as an opportunity to educate the community about the issues.“It’s easy to get angry about issues, [but] we can’t think about our policies and actions as reactionary, you have to think about what you want to see, what is your vision for your future and your community. It might not feel like activism but you’re enabling people to keep doing what they’re doing,” Zhao said.Quan said it was important to use these experiences to motivate people to get engaged in the cause.“You need to start with the why, the temptation is to just start telling people what to do, but the why is the most important, sharing facts and statistics, or personal stories,” Quan said. “Build on top of the emotional energy with knowledge.”All the panelists urged students to engage with the issues and not to leave them to students in leadership roles or the administration.“In a social justice context, when I think about leadership I think about a commitment to social justice,” Lowe said. “The conventional thought about leadership is you have to have certain qualities, communicate in certain ways, but anyone can have [that commitment.,”The event then shifted toward a discussion on the recent controversy surrounding fliers distributed on UCLA’s campus and sent to USC APASS. Both APASS and APASA issued official responses to the letter, both of which can be found online. Both said they were careful in crafting their response so as not to avoid giving the perpetrator undue publicity.“This is something that is new to us,” director of APASS Mary Ho said. “It’s not about APASS, it’s what it means to the students — what we chose to do. It was a chance to empower students, and to have them frame what social justice means to them, and have them make history at USC.”APASA and USC SCAPE coordinated a response that was co-signed by student groups around campusand around the country, including the Asian Pacific American Coalition at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.“Let’s retool this as a learning tool, use it to educate and empower,” said Jonathan Wang, assistant director of APASS. “It doesn’t matter who the author was, it was meant to drive us apart.”The administration, has not made an official statement, but Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry was present to gauge student response.“We have to [strike] a really important balance here: We don’t want to give the perpetrator any advertising; we don’t want the flyer to receive the attraction of the university promoting it,” Carry said. “We’ve been coordinating a response. We thought the APASS response and the student response was perfect, and we didn’t want to trump that response.”He said that he and the administration were taking the issue very seriously.“As a person of color, I imagined all those terminologies being used against me, and the people I care about, and at USC we do not tolerate that language. This is a community that values its diversity — it is our number one asset,” Carry said.He invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous words: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”“This has an impact on our entire institution,” Carry said. “We are standing together to make sure this is not tolerated on our campus; it is deplorable.”He further urged students to engage in dialogue across cultural boundaries so as not to have a “siloed” approach to the problem.“Imagine how our response would be if we were all equally offended by this,” Carry said. “When any part of our community is challenged, we should all feel challenged; this problem is so big we can’t expect one culture to deal with it. Our approach needs to be cross-cultural.”When asked how students should engage with administrators, Lily Chowana-Bandu, interim director of Campus Activities, urged students to utilize their available resources.“We all support your cause; we were all appalled,” she said. “This is not a part of your USC or UCLA experience — you should have an opportunity to learn where it’s safe, supportive and fun. If you want to talk to any administrator, they will bring it up the chain. We want to be supportive. You are supported in any avenue.”Representatives from El Centro Chicano attended the forum and voiced their support for the cause, saying that it was an issue that affected all minority students in the community.Rayven Vinson, a senior majoring in international relations and Spanish, said the hidden identity of the flier’s author created a sense of mistrust within the student community.“It creates that fear that you’re in a community where there are members who are targeting a group that you are a part of,” Vinson said. “These are people you see every day.”Other students said addressing the problem required becoming more accepting as a community.“We as a society need to become more accepting and open to interacting with different people, like international students,” said Jacky Chen, a sophomore majoring in engineering.last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Michigan State’s quick start downs Wisconsin in series’ finale

first_imgIt looked like Wisconsin men’s hockey team was heading in the right direction after winning its last two games, but against Michigan State Saturday night the Badgers seemed to make a detour.After defeating the Spartans the previous night, Wisconsin (4-20-4, 2-10-2-2 Big Ten) was no match for Michigan State (13-12-2, 7-5-2-2) the second time around at the Kohl Center as the Spartans put the Badgers’ two game winning streak to a halt with a 3-0 shutout.After the game, Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said Michigan State simply out-worked them, and seemed determined to avenge their Friday night defeat.“They battled more than we did,” Eaves said. “Give kudos to them, they came back with a fire in their belly.”Eaves was also unhappy with the way his skill players played in the series’ second tilt, saying he was disappointed with how they responded when put under pressure by Michigan State.The Badgers had no answer for Michigan State’s Ryan Keller in the first period. Eight minutes into the game, Keller put the Spartans up one with a rebound score. About five minutes later, Keller doubled down on his goal total by making a beautiful spin move right in front of the net, and then flicking a backhand shot with his back to the goal that snuck through Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel’s legs.Five minutes into the second the period, Wisconsin forward Joseph LaBate hit the crossbar. That was as close as the Badgers would come to getting on the board in the second 20 minutes. Despite having a couple power play opportunities, Wisconsin was unable to crack the Spartan defense, as the score remained 2-0 in MSU’s favor heading into the third period.Wisconsin got a pair of chances on the power play in the final period, with one almost immediately out of the gate to open the frame. But as was the case throughout the night, the Badgers failed to convert and came up empty-handed on all five opportunities.LaBate felt lack of execution in big situations was a central issue in Saturday night’s game, which was a contributing factor in the struggling power play.“We just weren’t able to capitalize on our chances we had,” LaBate said. “I don’t think we had the poise and confidence that we needed tonight.”After UW failed on its first man advantage of the third period, Michigan State’s Thomas Ebbing tacked on a third goal for the Spartans five minutes in that silenced the Kohl Center crowd and effectively put the game to rest.Wisconsin’s next chance to get back on track will come next week when they hit the road to take on Michigan in a two-game series.last_img read more