Transfer latest: Coutinho has played last LFC match

first_imgTransfers January transfer news & rumours: Coutinho has played last game for Liverpool Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:50 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Getty Images Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Coutinho has played last game for LiverpoolPhilippe Coutinho has pulled on the Liverpool jersey for the last time as he looks to force a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet Sport .The 25-year-old is determined not to pick up an injury playing for the Reds, and as a result, will play no part in their January fixtures as he seeks a move to Camp Nou during the current transfer window.Coutinho last played for Liverpool on December 30, as Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Leicester City 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double. He then sat out their 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year’s Day. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ronaldo hands his transfer demands to Real chiefsCristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid GremioCristiano Ronaldo has handed his transfer demands to Real Madrid chiefs, with two goalkeepers part of the list, according to Diario Gol, via Daily Mail . The Portuguese apparently does not believe that Kiko Casilla or Keylor Navas are of a good enough standard and wants two new players to replace them.Ronaldo reportedly also wants more reinforcements in defence although he has apparently stated that he is happy with the current forward line in place at the Bernabeu.Pjaca seals Schalke loan switchMarko Pjaca Juventus Serie ASchalke have agreed to sign Marko Pjaca on loan from Juventus, according to Sky Germany .The 22-year-old will join the Bundesliga club for the rest of the season with Schalke paying €1 million to Juventus, but there is no clause to make the deal permanent with Pjaca returning to Italy in the summer.Besiktas closing in on Slimani loanIslam Slimani Leicester CityBesiktas are close to sealing a loan deal for Leicester City attacker Islam Slimani, according to NTV Spor .The Turkish Super League side see the Algeria striker as the perfect replacement for Cenk Tosun, who looks set to leave Besiktas during the transfer window.Tosun looks likely to join Everton, while Besiktas hope to land Slimani for a loan fee of €2 million following a disappointing spell with the Foxes where he has just one league goal this season.Chelsea want £50m Alex Sandro dealAlex Sandro JuventusChelsea are keen to push through a £50 million deal for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January, according to the  Mirror .The Blues missed out on the Brazil international during the summer but are keen to beat Manchester United to signing the defender.And Juve are already looking at replacements, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell on their radar.Romero wants Man Utd exitSergio Romero Manchester UnitedManchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero wants to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, according to  The Independent .The Argentina international is concerned he will miss out on the World Cup if he is not playing regular football.Sources close to the player suggest he has received offers from Spain and Argentina, as well as from elsewhere in the Premier League.Chelsea eye Lemar after dropping Dembele interestThomas Lemar Monaco 2017Chelsea are keen on securing a January deal for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar after cooling their interest in Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, The Evening Standard   reports.The Blues have also sent scouts to watch Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye as Conte looks for a back-up to Alvaro Morata, with Michy Batshuayi still out of favour.Conte rules out Chiellini & provides Luiz updateGiorgio Chiellini David Luiz Juventus ChelseaAntonio Conte has ruled out a move for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini and suggested that he would only be interested in selling David Luiz if a suitable replacement is found.Chiellini had been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge but Conte believes he should finish his career at Juve, while Luiz has recently been touted as a possible target for Arsenal.Click here to read the full story on Goal !Costa wants Azpilicueta at AtleticoCesar Azpilicueta, ChelseaDiego Costa is pushing for Atletico Madrid to sign Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea, according to Don Balon .The striker is officially registered to play for the Spanish giants, having joined them last year, and is now keen for Diego Simeone to launch a bid for his former team-mate.Azpilicueta has emerged as one of the best defenders in the Premier League in recent years, winning two domestic titles, as well as the Europa League and the League Cup, and it is understood that Atleti would be willing to pay over €30 million for his signature.Coutinho pushes for record Barca dealPhilippe Coutinho Liverpool 2017Philippe Coutinho has repeated his insistence to trade Liverpool for Barcelona in a potential deal that would comfortably surpass the British transfer record, Goal understands.Given the Brazilian’s attitude and application since submitting a transfer request in the summer, the playmaker feels it is only fair for the Reds to accede to his request to leave should they receive a significantly improved proposal that would surpass Paul Pogba’s £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United.Read Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy’s full story right here! Real Madrid set to sign KepaKepa Real Madrid CrestReal Madrid are set to activate Kepa Arrizabalaga’s release clause and secure the signing of the Athletic Club goalkeeper,  Marca  reports.Athletic are not interested in selling the 23-year-old Spain international, but the European champions will bypass negotiations with the Basque club by paying the €20 million required to trigger his clause and begin talks with the player.Athletic will, however, make an attempt to persuade the shot stopper to snub Zinedine Zidane’s side and remain at San Mames.Kroos to be sold to Man UnitedToni Kroos to Manchester United?Real Madrid are ready to offload Toni Kroos to Manchester United in an effort to help fund a sensational move for PSG star Neymar, according to The Express .Madrid want Neymar to be the long-term replacement for Ronaldo, though the club will have to comply with FFP, and even the sale of Gareth Bale may not be enough to meet the regulations, with the German tabbed as the additional fall guy. PSG and Manchester City are also being tabbed as potential buyers for Kroos.  West Ham target £15m Joe AllenJoe Allen Stoke City Premier LeagueWest Ham are willing to pay £15 million to land Joe Allen from Stoke City, according to The Daily Mail .David Moyes is keen to bolster his midfield options in the winter window but the Potters remain adamant that they will not allow Allen to leave.Anderlecht join race for PjacaMarko Pjaca JuventusAnderlecht are keen on taking Marko Pjaca on loan in the January window, according to Belgian media including Le Soir .The Croatia international had been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool but it appears he could prefer a move to Belgium as he looks to increase his chances of regular first-team football.Wenger denies Luiz deal closeDavid Luiz Chelsea 2017Arsene Wenger has denied that he is closing in on a deal to sign David Luiz from Chelsea.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Wenger rubbished the transfer speculation although did hint that he could well be in the market for January buys.Check out the full story on Goal here !Time running out on Mata extension clauseJuan Mata 2017Manchester United only have until May to exercise a clause in Juan Mata’s contract that allows them to renew his current deal until 2019, claims a report in AS .Mata has emerged as an important player for Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad, although the Red Devils could lose him for nothing in the summer unless the clause is activated within the next four months or brand new terms are agreed.No Man City bid for Alexis Sanchez yetAlexis Sanchez Man CityArsene Wenger has insisted that there have been no bids for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.The January window opened on Monday and, as reported by Goal , Alexis is keen to push through a move to Manchester City , while Ozil is also being tipped to leave the club.Click here to read the full story on Goal !Barca will have to pay €180m for CoutinhoCoutinho, LiverpoolLiverpool have set Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho’s price at €180 million, according to  Onda Cena Radio .The Brazilian has long been linked with the Catalans, with Jurgen Klopp’s side apparently willing to sell if they receive the fee they are looking for for one their star names.Chelsea make move for VidalArturo Vidal Bayern 2017Chelsea have made contact with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal regarding a possible January transfer, reports Bild .The Blues have been linked with the Chile international for some time and have now sounded out a big-money deal.Vidal is under contract at Bayern until 2019, but they could be tempted into a sale if the right terms are tabled and the player wants out.Man Utd step up Andre Gomes chaseAndre Gomes, BarcelonaManchester United are preparing to step up their efforts to land Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, according to Il Bianconero .The Red Devils have already seen one £35 million approach for the Portugal international knocked, but are refusing to give up the chase.Messi wants Alli at BarcaDele Alli TottenhamLionel Messi wants Barcelona to put a deal in place for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, claims Diario Gol .The La Liga giants are aware of the need to reinforce in that area of the field, but know the bidding will start at around the €100m mark.Arsenal battle for DemirbayKerem Demirbay HoffenheimArsenal are ready to battle Everton for Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay, says News Mondo .The Gunners are ready to put a formal offer forward, but will face competition from Premier League rivals for the Germany international.Man Utd beaten to GrimaldoAlejandro 'Alex' Grimaldo, BenficaManchester United have lost out to Serie A leaders Napoli in the race for Benfica defender Grimaldo, reports O Jogo .The Italian side have agreed to pay €30m for the Spaniard, forcing Jose Mourinho to look elsewhere in his pursuit of a new left-back.Man Utd get Ghoulam transfer boostFaouzi Ghoulam Napoli 2017Napoli are ready to sell left-back Faouzi Ghoulam to Manchester United as they close in on a deal for Benfica defender Alejandro Grimaldo, claims Record .Algeria international Ghoulam only signed a new contract with the Serie A side recently but with a potential replacement incoming, they would be willing to sell him to United for his £53 million release clause.Klopp shrugs off Coutinho-Nike ‘leak’Jurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he “couldn’t be less interested” in claims Nike have leaked Philippe Coutinho’s proposed move to Barcelona.The Reds boss told reporters after a 2-1 victory over Burnley that he is reading nothing into the story, with the Brazilian playmaker still part of his plans.Bayern leading race to sign USA starletTaylor Booth USA National Team YouthBayern Munich are leading the race to sign talented 16-year-old Taylor Booth, claims The Washington Post .Real Salt Lake City are keen to tie down the midfielder but it appears that the Bavarians are the front-runners to land the highly-regarded USA youth international.Willian reiterates Chelsea commitmentWillian ChelseaChelsea winger Willian has reiterated his full commitment to the club during an interview with ESPN Brasil . The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a Jose Mourinho reunion at Manchester United, but he insists he is not looking for a way out of Stamford Bridge.Mourinho considering additionsJose Mourinho Manchester UnitedJose Mourinho is open to bringing fresh faces into Manchester United during the January transfer window, he has told Sky Sports .The Red Devils are being linked with several top talents and the Red Devils boss is ruling nothing out after conceding that a recent winless run has left his side “in trouble”.Wilshere hints at new Arsenal dealJack Wilshere ArsenalArsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has suggested that he is ready to commit to fresh terms with the club in a New Years Instagram post .The England international is among those approaching free agency at Emirates Stadium, but he has stated a desire to stay put and extension talks are planned.Barca fending off Umtiti interestSamuel Umtiti, Barcelona 17/18Barcelona are planning contract talks with Samuel Umtiti in an effort to fend off interest from Manchester rivals United and City, reports Marca .The France international is a man in demand after seeing Liverpool put a £75m deal in place for Dutch centre-half Virgil van Dijk.Arsenal consider Lucas recallLucas Perez ArsenalArsenal are weighing up the option of recalling Lucas Perez from a loan spell at Deportivo La Coruna, claims The Mirror .The Spanish striker headed home over the summer after struggling for game time but Arsene Wenger is eager to bolster his attacking options. 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Transfer latest: Madrid offer €150m + Bale for Kane

first_imgTransfers January transfer news & rumours: Madrid offer €150m and Bale for Kane Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:34 1/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Harry Kane Gareth Bale 2017 Split Getty/Goal Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Madrid to bid €150m + Bale for KaneReal Madrid are set to bid €150 million plus Gareth Bale to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to  Sport .Los Blancos value Bale at around €50m, meaning their total bid would be somewhere close to €200m.They could face competition from Manchester United for the England striker, however, with the Red Devils keen to bolster their own forward line. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Schweinsteiger nearing Chicago Fire returnBastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire MLS playoffsBastian Schweinsteiger is nearing a return to the Chicago Fire according to MLSsoccer.com.  The report says talks between the retired Germany international and the MLS side are progressing and “the Fire expect” to agree to a new deal for the 2018 season, with the midfielder remaining a designated player. The deal would also include a team option for the 2019 campaign. Arsenal complete Mavropanos signingKostas Mavropanos GFXArsenal have completed the signing of Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina, Goal understands.The Gunners’ new chief scout Sven Mislintat has close ties to the 20-year-old centre-back, who has also attracted interest from Olympiakos, and the Premier Leaguehave snapped him up in a deal worth £1.8 million.Read the full story on Goal! Valverde coy over Coutinho moveErnesto Valverde BarcelonaBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has refused to comment on whether a move for Philippe Coutinho is close.The Liverpool midfielder is keen to complete a move to Camp Nou in January after the Reds rejected three bids over the summer.Read the full story on Goal! Liverpool in battle for AlissonAlisson Becker RomaLiverpool are locked in a battle to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to  Gazzetta dello Sport .The Reds are keen to add a new keeper to their squad, with neither Simon Mignolet nor Loris Karius able to bring any consistency to Jurgen Klopp’s side.They have turned their attention to Brazil international Alisson, but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.PSG to make Seri moveJean Michael Seri NiceParis Saint-Germain are set to make a January move for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, according to the  Daily Mail .The 26-year-old almost joined Barcelona in the summer, but a £32.5 million bid was rejected by the Ligue 1 side.Liverpool and Manchester City have also been keeping tabs on Seri’s progress, but the Parisiens are keen to win the race over the next month.Lemar decides to join LiverpoolThomas Lemar FranceMonaco star Thomas Lemar has decided to join Liverpool ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United, according to Yahoo Sports . Arsenal tried to sign Lemar last summer, but failed to finalise a €95 million deal on deadline day which, in turn, prevented Alexis Sanchez from joining Manchester City.Liverpool were also interested in Lemar in the last transfer window and are ready to make a renewed push to sign the France international in January, with Barcelona trying to agree a deal for Philippe Coutinho.Manchester United have also been linked with Lemar, but the winger has decided he wants to join Liverpool and he could become the replacement for Coutinho at Anfield.Man Utd want three January signingsJose Mourinho, Manchester United vs SouthamptonManchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign three players during the January transfer window, according to the MailOnline . Mourinho is keen to strengthen his squad in the coming weeks and has identified the areas where he is demanding fresh faces.Agents have been alerted to United’s desire to sign a right-back, left-back and attacking midfielder as Mourinho tries to address ongoing issues within his squad.Liverpool eye Ceballos as Coutinho replacementDani Ceballos Real Madrid 2017Liverpool have identified Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos as the man they want to replace Philippe Coutinho, according to Diario Gol . Ceballos is apparently fed up of waiting for a chance to prove himself under Zinedine Zidane and has communicated his desire to leave, through his agent, to president Florentino Perez.And the Reds are keen to make their move, seeing him as the ideal replacement for Coutinho, who is closing in on a switch to Liga leaders Barcelona. Arsenal set Alexis priceAlexis Sanchez ArsenalArsenal are willing to sell Alexis Sanchez for a fee of over £25 million, according to the Daily Mirror .The Chile international has attracted serious interest from Manchester City, and is keen to move to the Etihad Stadium.Arsenal are subsequently ready to acquiesce to his desires, provided they receive an acceptable offer, though any bid will be a major hit on what they were offered in the summer.Indeed, City were ready to pay over £60m on deadline day, but no deal could be struck.Ozil yet to make future decisionMesut Ozil ArsenalArsenal finally opened talks with Mesut Ozil’s representative last month over a contract extension but the German star has yet to make a decision on his future Goal understands.Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season, and has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.He recently bought a new house in London and enjoys life in the capital with a close circle of friends from Turkey and Germany as he continues to consider his options.Mourinho frustrated over Rose dealDanny Rose TottenhamJose Mourinho is frustrated with Manchester United chief Ed Woodward for his unwillingness to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror .Mourinho is keen to strengthen his side as they look to compete with Manchester City, and believes Rose may be available for around £50m.However, Woodward has told Mourinho that he will either have to sell players first or wait until the summer, much to the chagrin of the Portuguese.Barca confident of landing CoutinhoPhilippe Coutinho Mohamed Salah LiverpoolBarcelona are growing increasingly confident of landing Philippe Coutinho in January, with the Brazilian pushing for a move, according to the Mirror . There is a growing feeling from the Spanish outfit that a bid over £130 million will get the deal done, with Coutinho having pulled out of Liverpool’s match against Burnley on New Year’s Day.Man Utd and Inter set for Mkhitaryan swapHenrikh Mkhitaryan 2017Manchester United are ready to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave for Inter, with Joao Mario heading the other direction, according to Corriere dello Sport .Inter paid €40m for Joao Mario last summer, while Manchester United spent €42m on Mkhitaryan, with both teams looking to work out a straight swap for players who have yet to settle in after big-money moves. Man Utd keen to complete Lucas loanLucas Moura Man Utd GFXManchester United are desperate to complete a loan move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to  The Sun .The Brazil international has fallen down the pecking order at Parc des Princes this season and has been heavily linked with a move away.United have made him their top target for the January window, though only want a loan move for the time being.PSG will only do business, however, if the loan deal leads to a £40 million summer move.Man City eye Navas bidHD Keylor Navas Costa RicaManchester City are keen to sign Keylor Navas from Real Madrid this January, report Don Balon .Real are set to sign another goalkeeper in the winter transfer window and Navas is subsequently considering a move away from the Bernabeu.Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to offer Navas a big contract in order to tempt him to Manchester, where he would provide competition for Ederson.Umtiti wants time to decide on City moveSamuel Umtiti, Barcelona 17/18Manchester City have had a sit-down with Samuel Umtiti and explained the club’s project to the Barcelona defender, according to  L’Equipe .The 24-year-old has a €60m release clause, but wants time to think over the offer from City before making any decision on his future. Aguero drops Man City exit hintSergio Aguero Manchester CitySergio Aguero has dropped a further hint that he could leave Manchester City at the end of the season.Goal  reported in December the Argentina international is unhappy at his treatment this season having been left on the bench on numerous occasions by Pep Guardiola.And though he does not want to leave, he conceded that the club will have the final say on his future.Read the full story on Goal! Chelsea to make €35m Trigueros moveManu Trigueros VillarrealChelsea are set to make a €35 million offer for Villarreal midfielder Manu Trigueros, according to El Gol Digital .The 26-year-old has impressed in La Liga this season, with many of Europe’s biggest clubs monitoring his progess.But Chelsea are set to make the first move, though any deal is unlikely to be completed until the end of the January window.Pjaca’s agent confirms Juve switchMarko Pjaca Juventus Milan Serie AJuventus midfielder Marko Pjaca will spend the rest of the season on loan at Schalke, after struggling to establish himself in Serie A. Agent Marko Naletilic confirmed to  Goal  on Tuesday that his client has chosen Schalke as his next destination, despite interest from the club’s Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.And though he does not want to leave, he conceded that the club will have the final say on his future.Read the full story on Goal! Milinkovic-Savic rules out Lazio exitSergej Milinkovic-Savic LazioSergej MIlinkovic-Savic has ruled out leaving Lazio amid reported interest from Manchester United.The Serbia international has been one of the most impressive players in Serie A this season, with the Red Devils rumoured to be planning a £95 million bid.Paris Saint-Germain are also keen, but the 22-year-old insists he does not want to leave Rome.Read the full story on Goal! Arda offered to Everton & MilanArda Turan BarcelonaBarcelona forward Arda Turan has been offered to AC Milan and Everton, according to  Mundo Deportivo .The Turkey international is set to leave Camp Nou having fallen further down the pecking order this season.Besiktas are also in the running to sign the 30-year-old, with a January deal very much on the table.Conte hints at Luiz & Batshuayi exitsDavid Luiz ChelseaChelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi could be allowed to leave in the January transfer window.The pair have slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, and could be at risk of missing out on playing at the World Cup this summer.Conte has confirmed that players who are concerned on not making the cut for the tournament in Russia could be let go if he is able to sign replacements first.Read the full story on Goal! Diarra close to PSG moveLigue 1 Team of the Season | Lassana DiarraParis Saint-Germain are close to completing a move for former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to  SFR Sport .The France international had his contract at Al Jazira cancelled in December, with Manchester United and AC Milan among the clubs keen on signing him.But Diarra is now in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 leaders, with the deal set to be completed before the end of the week.Conte keen on signing Alexis & VidalAlexis Sanchez Arturo Vidal ChileChelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted he would be interested in signing Chilean duo Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.The Blues have been heavily linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal while Alexis looks set to leave Arsenal with his contract up at the end of the season.The former Juventus boss feels both players are among the best in the world, and he sees no reason why he would not want them at Stamford Bridge.Read the full story on Goal! Milan interested in Spurs star DembeleMousa Dembele TottenhamAC Milan are looking into the possibilities of signing Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to  Corriere dello Sport  . The Rossoneri are keen to bolster their squad in the January transfer window after an underwhelming first half of the season.And they are hopeful the Belgium international could be tempted to San Siro having been in and out of the Spurs team in 2017-18.Everton look to complete Tosun dealCenk Tosun BesiktasEverton are hopeful they can complete their move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun on Wednesday, according to the  Guardian .Officials from the Goodison Park outfit will meet with the Turkish club’s president, Fikret Orman, in London to hash out the final details of the deal.The move has been held up by Besiktas requesting an extra £2 million as they look to find a replacement, but the Toffees are confident they will finalise the move this week.Palace plot £4m Bialkowski moveBartosz Bialkowski Ipswich TownCrystal Palace are lining up a £4 million move for Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, according to the  Daily Mirror .Eagles boss Roy Hodgson is keen to add a new goalkeeper to his squad in January, and sees the 30-year-old as an affordable option.Coutinho has played last game for LiverpoolPhilippe Coutinho Liverpool SwanseaPhilippe Coutinho has pulled on the Liverpool jersey for the last time as he looks to force a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet  Sport .The 25-year-old is determined not to pick up an injury playing for the Reds, and as a result, will play no part in their January fixtures as he seeks a move to Camp Nou during the current transfer window.Coutinho last played for Liverpool on December 30, as Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Leicester City 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double. He then sat out their 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year’s Day.Ronaldo hands his transfer demands to Real chiefsCristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid GremioCristiano Ronaldo has handed his transfer demands to Real Madrid chiefs, with two goalkeepers part of the list, according to Diario Gol, via Daily Mail . The Portuguese apparently does not believe that Kiko Casilla or Keylor Navas are of a good enough standard and wants two new players to replace them.Ronaldo reportedly also wants more reinforcements in defence although he has apparently stated that he is happy with the current forward line in place at the Bernabeu.Chelsea want £50m Alex Sandro dealAlex Sandro JuventusChelsea are keen to push through a £50 million deal for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January, according to the  Mirror .The Blues missed out on the Brazil international during the summer but are keen to beat Manchester United to signing the defender.And Juve are already looking at replacements, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell on their radar.Coutinho pushes for record Barca dealPhilippe Coutinho Liverpool 2017Philippe Coutinho has repeated his insistence to trade Liverpool for Barcelona in a potential deal that would comfortably surpass the British transfer record, Goal understands.Given the Brazilian’s attitude and application since submitting a transfer request in the summer, the playmaker feels it is only fair for the Reds to accede to his request to leave should they receive a significantly improved proposal that would surpass Paul Pogba’s £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United.Read Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy’s full story right here! 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FA Cup third-round matches: TV & live streams

first_imgFA Cup FA Cup third-round matches on TV and live streams in UK Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:30 1/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roberto Firmino Liverpool Idrissa Gueye 101217 Getty Images FA Cup Liverpool v Everton Manchester United v Derby County Fleetwood Town v Leicester City Middlesbrough v Sunderland Watford v Bristol City Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday Fulham v Southampton Manchester City v Burnley Queens Park Rangers v Milton Keynes Dons Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town Newcastle United v Luton Town Stevenage v Reading Cardiff City v Mansfield Town Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale Aston Villa v Peterborough United Norwich City v Chelsea Newport County v Leeds United Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace Derby County Fulham Cardiff City Fleetwood Town Milton Keynes Dons Everton Leeds United Aston Villa Reading Shrewsbury Town Leicester City Peterborough United Nottingham Forest Manchester United Sheffield Wednesday Liverpool Sunderland Middlesbrough Bristol City Watford Carlisle United Southampton Burnley Manchester City Queens Park Rangers Bolton Wanderers Huddersfield Town Luton Town Newcastle United Stevenage Mansfield Town Doncaster Rovers Rochdale Norwich City Chelsea Newport County West Ham United AFC Wimbledon Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion Crystal Palace Goal brings you all you need to know about which of the upcoming FA Cup games you will be able to watch live Premier League and Championship representatives joined the fray as 64 clubs lock horns in the FA Cup third round this weekend.Of those 64 teams, however, only 14 will appear live on screens in the United Kingdom, with a bulk of the games scheduled to take place during the ‘blackout’ period on Saturday.With matches played on January 5, 6, 7 and 8, Goal brings you all you need to know about which games are on TV. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player WHAT FA CUP THIRD-ROUND GAMES ARE ON TV?FA Cup generalA total of seven games in the third round will be shown live on television. The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, got things under way on Friday, January 5, with the Reds winning 2-1.Leicester City’s scoreless draw against League One side Fleetwood Town was the next live game on Saturday, January 6, with Chelsea’s stalemate with Norwich City following that evening.Leeds United’s early trip to League Two outfit Newport County will be shown live on Sunday, January 7, while West Ham’s match away to Shrewsbury Town is on that afternoon.In the evening of January 7, Arsenal’s game against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground will be available to watch live.The live coverage of the FA Cup third round concludes on the evening of Monday, January 8 with the meeting of rivals Brighton and Crystal Palace.FA Cup third-round games on TV Date Match Time (GMT) TV Channel Jan 5 Liverpool 2-1 Everton 19:55 BBC 1 Jan 6 Fleetwood Town 0-0 Leicester City 12:45 BBC 1 Jan 6 Norwich City 0-0 Chelsea 17:30 BT Sport 1 Jan 7 Newport County 2-1 Leeds United 12:00 BBC Wales Jan 7 Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 14:00 BBC 1 Jan 7 Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 16:00 BT Sport 1 Jan 8 Brighton vs Crystal Palace 19:45 BT Sport 1 Click here to see the full run-down of FA Cup third-round fixtures in our comprehensive competition guide.SHREWSBURY TOWN VS WEST HAM: TV CHANNEL & STREAMAndy Carroll West Ham UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayer Having beaten Aldershot Town and Morecambe, Shrewsbury Town have landed themselves a home tie against David Moyes’ West Ham.New Meadow is the venue for the clash as the League One promotion hopefuls attempt to stage an upset.In the UK, the game will be shown live on television on BBC One and it will be available to stream live online using the BBC iPlayer service.The game takes place on Sunday, January 7 and kicks off at 14:00 (GMT).NOTTINGHAM FOREST VS ARSENAL: TV CHANNEL & STREAMAlexandre Lacazette Arsenal UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app Reigning champions Arsenal have been paired with two-time winners Nottingham Forest in an intriguing match-up at the City Ground.Forest, who are currently without a permanent manager, come into the clash with the Gunners having gone five games without tasting victory and they will hope to change that in style.In the UK, the game will be shown live on television on BT Sport 1 and it will be available to stream live online using the BT Sport app.The game takes place on Sunday, January 7 and kicks off at 16:00 (GMT).BRIGHTON VS CRYSTAL PALACE: TV CHANNEL & STREAMWilfried Zaha UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app An all-Premier League tie concludes the live TV coverage of the FA Cup third round with the ‘M23 derby’ between Brighton and Crystal Palace taking place at the Amex Stadium.The rivals already met at the venue back in November, but could not be separated in a scoreless draw. However, given the occasion, sparks are sure to fly in East Sussex.In the UK, the game will be shown live on television on BT Sport 1 and it will be available to stream live online using the BT Sport app.The game takes place on Monday, January 8 and kicks off at 19:45 (GMT). Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Coutinho thrilled to work with Barca ‘idols’

first_imgTransfers Coutinho thrilled to work with Messi and Barcelona’s ‘idols’ Matthew Scott 08:09 1/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Coutinho - cropped Twitter (@FCBarcelona) Transfers Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Primera División Luis Suárez The ex-Liverpool man is keen to join up with some of the Catalans’ world-renowned stars, as he was unveiled as their latest signing on Sunday Philippe Coutinho is excited to begin life at Barcelona alongside “idols” such as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Barca have parted with a reported €160million to bring Coutinho to Camp Nou from Liverpool.The Brazil international will pen a five-and-a-half-year deal on Monday before being presented to the media, with Barca finally capturing a player they chased for much of the previous transfer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Coutinho looks set to end this season with at least one trophy, with Barca nine points clear in LaLiga, and he hopes it is the first of many.”I am very happy. I have always said I am living a dream, we are very happy to be here,” he told the club’s official website.@Phil_Coutinho More photos https://t.co/H71xgITo82 #CoutinhoDay pic.twitter.com/TbPPNDhEd1— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 7, 2018″To be able to play football, win titles, make the fans happy and play with a smile. These are the objectives.”It is incredible to know I will be around idols, with players who have such a great history like Leo, Luis, [Andres] Iniesta, [Gerard] Pique, [Sergio] Busquets… all the great players.”I am very happy to know I will be playing with them and I hope to be able to learn, live and win together.”last_img read more

Pep congratulates Alexis on Man Utd move

first_imgManchester City Guardiola congratulates Alexis on impending Man Utd move Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 22:17 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(56) Pep Guardiola Alexis Sanchez Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Manchester United Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero A. Sánchez The Catalan wanted to sign the Chilean throughout last summer and in January but pulled out of the deal as it emerged he was open to joining United Pep Guardiola has congratulated Alexis Sanchez on his impending move to Manchester United, insisting the Chilean and his agent have “decided what is the best for them”.Guardiola had made Alexis his priority target last summer and this month, but Goal revealed this week he and his Manchester City bosses pulled the plug on their pursuit after discovering that the 29-year-old and his agent had struck a deal with United.Jose Mourinho confirmed that his side are yet to close an agreement with Arsenal, but admitted that he could not deny that his side “are there” in the race to sign him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It has been widely reported that Alexis will earn anything between £300,000-per-week and £500,000-per-week at Old Trafford, but Guardiola was not prepared to discuss the financial aspect of the deal.”I am not the guy with the mathematics, the numbers,” he said.”At the end what I know is he is still at Arsenal, I think he will go to United. Congratulations to both of them, the players and his agents decide where they want to play, good luck.”Alexis had agreed a deal to join City on two separate occasions during 2017 – last spring and before Christmas – but Guardiola insists he does not feel let down.”I repeat, the players and their managers decide what’s best for both,” he said. “There’s nothing to add. My opinion of Alexis remains the same. It was always a pleasure to be with him in Barcelona. He has decided to join another club and we wish him all the best.”Speaking generally about January transfers, the Catalan added: “I believe in it if the players adapt quickly and have quality. It depends if they are nice people. We are looking for nice people to come to help if we believe we need them.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

This Hype Video Will Get Your Mind Right For Today

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.AdChoices广告 The highlight video from last week has been released by the athletic department and turned into a game-setter for today’s game, and it’s incredible. A little bit of classic music and some insane defensive highlights will get your mind right for Kansas State.See you at Boone Pickens Stadium. It’s Gameday! Cowboys vs. Wildcats at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 #okstatehttps://t.co/lqBSKyVO8p— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) October 3, 2015last_img read more

Jarwin to Dallas Was OSU Fan Favorite From NFL Draft

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I put out a poll question on Tuesday of which NFL move you guys liked best among the four most popular ones (in my opinion), and a surprising winner emerged. With 35 percent of the vote, Blake Jarwin was the favorite.Which NFL/#okstate fit was your favorite after last week’s Draft and free agent signings?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) May 2, 2017In fact, the undrafted Jarwin and undrafted Jordan Sterns both won out over Vincent Taylor who got just 12 percent of the vote as he heads to Miami. I’m sure there were a variety of reasons for why you guys liked Jarwin to Dallas including:Favorite team is the CowboysCowboy-Cowboy symmetry with Bailey, Dez etc.Decent chance to make the team and playI think my favorite of these four was probably Sterns to Kansas City. Hayden Barber wrote terrifically about this earlier in the week, but I could see him rocking the red and yellow for the next six years as a solid NFL player. Will that pan out? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s a great situation for a franchise that seems like it knows what it’s doing.Your comments.Scott: Definitely not Taylor. Going to be hard to get much play time behind Suh.Edmond Poke: Coming from a phins fan here. VT will get his reps, Suh takes many plays off and if Taylor proves himself then the defense desperately needs himShane: Carson to Seattle. I don’t think they have a true RB1, and his style fits their offense.Enrique: Jarwin to Dallas mostly cause I’m a fan, but all of these are good guys making it to the next level which is great to see.last_img read more

MHTF eForum: The DHS Questionnaire

first_imgDiscussion TopicsWe encourage the following types of inputs:Comments on existing questions—their utility for monitoring, programming, policy makingRecommendations for improving the wording of questionsRecommendations for additions and deletions of questionsSuggestions for additions or modifications to standard response categories for questionsYou must be registered on the site to post a comment. To post a comment, click on the word ‘Comment’ in blue below. The eForum will remain open until June 15th. Comments will be summarized and submitted to the DHS program by June 18th.Share this: Posted on May 26, 2009November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)You must be registered and logged in toparticipate in this eForum.If you have not already done so, please read the background documents that we previously posted.BackgroundThe Demographic and Health Surveys are nationally representative household surveys. A Household Questionnaire is used to identify members of the sampled household who are eligible for an individual interview and to collect basic information about the household. Eligible respondents for the Individual Women’s Questionnaire are women of reproductive age (age 15-49 in most surveys.) Data are also collected from men in many countries; the Individual Men’s Questionnaire is used to collect data from men age 15-59.DHS has a standard Individual Women’s questionnaire that is used as a starting point for data collection, which allows for the establishment of a core set of information to be collected for all countries. However, countries often also examine issues and problems of national interest inserting additional questions into the questionnaire. This results in some differences in final reports, illustrates the variety of country level interests, and highlights the range of data it is possible to collect with the DHS. [Maternal mortality information is collected in the Maternal Mortality Module of the questionnaire, which is an optional addition to the standard questionnaire. This module asks information about the respondent’s brothers and sisters, including the number of pregnancies of their sisters and if they are deceased, and whether or not they were pregnant or within two months postpartum at the time of death.]The standard questionnaires are revised periodically (roughly every 5 years). The recently revised version of the Individual Women’s Questionnaire is the basis for this e-forum discussion.Section 4, “Pregnancy and Postnatal Care”, of the new questionnaire contains 33 standard questions related to maternal health, including questions on the frequency and content of antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care for births in the three years prior to the survey. This section also includes three questions on desired timing of pregnancies, three questions on the weight of children at birth, four questions on infant feeding practices and eleven questions on child immunizations (the remaining information on child health comes from section 5 of the questionnaire).The questionnaire contains 18 questions related to antenatal care which are only asked about the last birth. All women are asked about tetanus toxoid injections, iron supplementation, treatment for intestinal worms, utilization of antimalarials, and attendance at antenatal care. Questions on vision trouble during the day and night blindness have been deleted from the revised version. For those who respond “yes” to having attended antenatal care, follow-up questions include the timing of the first visit, number of antenatal visits and physical components of the exam (blood pressure, urine sample, blood sample).Changes from previous questionnaire:The new revised questionnaire eliminated four questions related to antenatal care:During any of your antenatal care visits, were you told about the signs of pregnancy complications?Were you told where to go if you had any of these complications?During this pregnancy, did you have difficulty with your vision during daylight?During this pregnancy, did you suffer from night blindness?The questionnaire contains 3 questions on delivery. All women are asked about the location and type of assistance at delivery for each of their previous births in the recent past. Those who delivered in a health facility are asked whether the birth was a caesarian. Follow-up questions on length of stay at place of delivery and whether they received a postnatal check up before discharge have been deleted from the revised questionnaire.Changes from the previous questionnaire:The new revised questionnaire eliminated five questions related to delivery:How long after delivery did you stay there (in the place of delivery)?Before you were discharged after (NAME) was born, did any health care provider check on your health?How long after delivery did the first check take place?Who checked on your health at that time?Why didn’t you deliver in a health facility?The questionnaire contains 12 questions related to postnatal care and the postpartum period. All women are asked if they had a postnatal visit following their most recent birth. Based on their response, follow-up questions include length of time between delivery and postnatal visit, who performed the postnatal check up, and location of the postnatal visit. Regardless of whether they received postnatal care, women are asked about receiving vitamin A in the first two months after delivery, whether their menstruation has returned since their last birth, and the length of time between delivery and initiating breastfeeding for the last birth. Questions regarding length of time with no menstruation, length of postpartum abstinence, and breastfeeding are asked of all pregnancies.Changes from the previous questionnaire:The new revised questionnaire differs from the previous version in the following ways:Whether a woman had a postnatal care check up is only asked for the last pregnancy (previously it was asked for all pregnancies)A question on the timing of initiation for breastfeeding was added.Questions on postnatal check ups for babies were eliminated. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

WOLVES MAKING THE MOST OF OPPORTUNITY

first_imgTouch associations Australia-wide are beginning to realise how important a website can be in communicating between members of their association and providing information on Touch and on their association. Beau Newell has been running the website for Wallsend Touch Association, called `Wolves Web’, since April 2003. Through word of mouth on their local fields they have seen a massive increase in the number of hits they’re receiving on their website and Newell believes the site is becoming the centre of enquiries for touch players in the Wallsend association. “More and more people around the club are becoming more familiar with our website. I believe that we’ve started to get past that faze of people saying `ohhh, I didn’t know you had a website’,” he said. “Such things as advertising our website in the local newspapers, various mentions on other websites such as the Hunter Regional Hornets Website, and the ATA website are key tools to help our website grow!” Together with Club Administrator Julie Andrew (twice Administrator of the Year for NSWTA) Beau has implemented new things such as a `Downloads Page’, which is becoming more popular for players, coaches and referees to download their draws. This has already proven to be easy for players to access and is a service provided for social and representative players. This no doubt saves many hassles for club administrators also, who can direct people to the website for queries on matches and times. The website has had many other great additions in recent months, including interesting profiles on players, referees, life members and committee members. They provide access to Touch rules, daily news, the history of the club and information for junior Touch players, as well as links to their association sponsors and other touch sites such as NSW Touch and the ATA site. “I believe that a website such as this one is an informative and family friendly tool to provide people around our area of the things they want to know,” Beau said. “I think the website is family friendly and easy to use. It can be accessed at any time, day or night which may suit people better, rather then ringing a whole bunch of people to find out one or two things.” Beau Newell and the Wallsend Touch Association are the proof that your association website can be more than just a chore or something to do on a rainy day! They’re building the profile of our sport, the profile of their club in their local community and their communication channels amongst association members. I encourage you to have a look at http://www.wallsend.touch.asn.au or `Wolves Web’. If you have any ideas or questions on using a website for your association please contact Rachel Moyle media@austouch.com.aulast_img

From Nonprofit Social Media Strategist to Social Media Change Agent and Beyond

first_imgThis is a wonderful slideshow from Danielle Brigida from National Wildlife Federation who is responsible social media strategy implementation. She’s the person behind the NWF Twitter presence.  I caught her newest slideshow and it is an introduction to social media for NWF staff.(Discovered another link about the aging of social networks too!)It made me wonder about the new (informal?) role that social media strategy implementers are playing within nonprofits.  They’re either under the radar or more formal in their evangelist, training, and change agent role.If you are responsible for social media in your nonprofit organization, how do you educate other people in your organization?  Is it under the radar or are there formal opportunities?  It is an official part of your job description?Source: Beth Kanter’s Blog.last_img

What Good Nonprofit E-Newsletters Look Like

first_imgTwisted in knots about how to design your email newsletter? Biting your nails over HTML code, color schemes and layout?Relax. (Deep breaths… In and out…) It turns out you don’t need to be a graphic designer.Here’s the good news: Your readers are expecting to read email, which means your words are way more important than your design.Here’s the even better news: You can use a template. You don’t have to design the thing yourself. Don’t get us wrong: How your newsletter looks is important. But, you can achieve that interesting visual punch while keeping it clean and simple.Here’s how:Make the words easy to read. People don’t expect the same visual stimulation that they do when they visit a web page.Use a custom template. Use generic templates means and your emails will look like every other nonprofit that uses them.  Custom templates are created just for you, to match your website, colors, logo and style. Network for Good’s EmailNow subscribers can purchase custom templates for only $99.Give text top billing. You can still use a stylish design and photos. Just make sure that the text is a priority and wraps cleanly around any graphics.Stick with basic fonts. Online readers skim more than read, so legibility is even more important. The fonts Verdana and Georgia were both designed for the screen and Arial and Trebuchet work well online too.Give your campaign the five-second test. Once you’ve got your draft ready, send it to yourself. When it arrives, pop it open for five seconds and then close it. Then ask yourself: What was this email about?Your supporters are more interested in what you are saying than in how cool your email looks — your really cool supporters are reading it on their phones and won’t see your design anyway!Kivi Leroux Miller is president of Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com.last_img read more

The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness: Messengers Matter

first_imgAfter Brianna Karp was laid off a year ago, she ran out of money. And moved into a camper. As started blogging. She writes the Girl’s Guide to Homelessness about her experiences. Now CNN, Elle Magazine, and media the world over are writing about her. Here’s the blog, called Girl’s Guideto Homelessness: You may be homeless, but you don’t have to be a bum.Her efforts have led to a sometimes editorial gig at Elle. Don’t miss her post for Elle on thrift shop fashion.This is just the latest in a long line of proof that when it comes to social issues, outreach and onprofit marketing, messengers matter. Real people rule. And stories stick. Please: reconsider your next outreach piece. Don’t make it just about the numbers, the scale or the policies. Make it about people, and let those people tell the story. Authentic messengers capture the attention of the world in a way your own promotional efforts never will. (No excuses! If you’re worried about anonymity for those you help, let your front lines people be in the spotlight.)last_img read more

Four insights on giving from a philanthropist who is a psychologist

first_imgThe Chronicle of Philanthropy had a fascinating chat this week with Molly Stranahan, a psychologist and heiress to the Champion Spark Plug fortune who speaks on the importance of giving to personal fulfillment.The headline: GIVING IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE, NOT THE MONEY.Here are the four most interesting lessons in my view, with quotes from Stranahan.1. People aren’t philanthropists. Here is what Stranahan said about the term: “Ah, that term, “philanthropist.”! I think we have so many associations with it that aren’t appealing. I always envisioned rich, white men who give money to build wings on art museums or hospitals, and that it means that you aren’t doing anything useful yourself, wtih your time – you are only valued for your monetary gifts. In my experience, joy in giving comes from a feeling that I am making a difference. It is either because I can see the difference it is making related to an issue I care about, or because it is helping someone I care about do work that makes a difference to them.”2. People don’t like being treated as philanthropists. “As a donor, sometimes I feel like fundraisers see me as only the funds I might give. I find I am attracted when I am seen as a whole person. Ask me questions about my interests, engage in a conversation about the overlaps between what your organization does and my interests. Let’s learn together. And let me see the impact of the work.”3. People who give think of themselves as part of you – not your audience. “I like to think of the whole group of people involved in a charitable organization as a team – each providing a different type of energy to solve the problem at hand. Some provide their time (as staff or volunteers), some provide wisdom (often the the people affected by the problem), and some provide money. People like feeling connected to others, and if you help your donors feel like part of the team, you may be enhancing their happiness.”4. Data has its limits! “I am also aware that we are getting hung up on ‘measurable outcomes’ that can miss the deepest impact of the work of a charity. With Needmor’s (organization Stranahan supports) funding of community organizing, the part that most affected me was seeing how the community members who became leaders had changed. They could no longer be oppressed in the same ways as before. That isn’t really that measurable, but it is the impact that most excites me… When you care about the people in the organization, you get more committed.”last_img read more

How you frame the dollars frames the decisions

first_img(NOTE: A quick correction – the report this post was based upon had a reversed sentence which contradicted a finding. The report was just corrected online here in the comments. I didn’t catch it when posting, which perhaps led to you scratching your head. Hawk-eyed reader Willy noticed. The bolded text below is now correct. Thanks.)I think pricing psychology is fascinating, and it’s worth experimenting with it in our sector.I’ve blogged here before about one idea — that of anchors. For example, if you see $50 vs. $5 is a common gift on a list, then $30 either looks like a small gift or a big one. Or a $25 wine seems expensive if it appears halfway down a list that begins with a house wine priced at $10 yet cheap if the options on the list are reversed and start with a $50 wine first. The first number we hear frames how we react to other numbers. Now, Inside Influence Report adds another dimension to these ideas. This week, they summarized research on how we react to packages of several items.It’s really useful in thinking about products you sell, services you offer, grants you seek and donations you request.Here’s the idea, as the Inside team explains: A movie theater might offer customers the option to watch 15 movies for $99 or a lawyer may offer 10 hours of consulting time for $2500. A pair of researchers — Rajesh Bagchi and Derick Davis from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech University — wondered if the order of the price and number of items matters in how people react. In other words, is it different if you offer $99 for 15 movies? What if the lawyer proposes 10 hours of consultancy time for $2500 or a smaller package of 2 hours for $500? And what if the offer is hard to figure out? For example a contract for $1700 results in service to 1,000 people vs. $1695 for 1,100 people.The researchers presented these types of variations and asked the study participants how good a deal they thought they had been offered, the value for money it represented and, most importantly, how likely they were to make a purchase.The results?1. When the offer was easy to calculate, people rated that offer as better value with price first, item second, regardless of the size of the package2. But when an offer was more difficult to calculate AND the package offered was large, then the reverse was true. People preferred item first, price second. People were more likely to prefer and trial the ‘58 hours for $289.50’ offer over ‘$289.50 for 58 hours.’As Inside Influence notes:When offered a choice people will typically anchor on the first piece of information presented to them and adjust (sometimes insufficiently) for the second piece of information that follows. Furthermore this effect is amplified the more difficult it becomes to calculate the offer, leading to different evaluations and preferences for what are essentially the same things… To think that clients and customers judge larger packages and offers as a better deal irrespective of how the price order is presented is a misconception.The bottom line? If you have a complicated proposal of different prices that are hard to calculate, put the item first. If it’s easy with a smaller number of units? Put the price first.last_img read more

Your ad absolutely needs these two ingredients

first_imgMy friend and award-winning blogger Jono Smith authored today’s guest post. He shares some thoughts on the two essential ingredients of good ads (creativity and emotion). For more from Jono, check out his Event Fundraising Blog.By Jono SmithIs your advertising engaging or persuasive?The suggestion that the creative and emotional content of your advertising might materially impact its effectiveness is not new, but until recently there was little data to support this claim. In Katya’s recent blog post, 7 Totally Surprising Brain Tricks to Sell Your Cause, she highlights examples from neuromarketing expert Roger Dooley’s new book Brainfluence on the role of emotion and creativity:Just 150 milliseconds after seeing an image of a baby, people’s medial orbitofrontal cortex – the part of the brain associated with emotion – becomes abuzz with activity. Pictures of grown-ups don’t prompt the same effect. An experiment in Scotland showed babies also make people more altruistic. Wallets were planted all over Edinburgh with one of four photos: a baby, a puppy, a happy family or an elderly couple – or no photo. Nearly 90% of the baby wallets were turned in, followed by 53% of puppies, 48% of families and 25% for the older couple. Only one in seven of the other wallets without photos were turned in by good Samaritans. Does your cause involve babies in any way? Put them front and center on your site and in social media. And just in case you ever lose it, in your wallet, too. Is it really true: that to achieve disproportionate advertising effectiveness, one must first embrace creativity and emotion?A recent report from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, the UK’s leading trade association for advertising, media and marketing communications, concludes that there is a very strong link between creativity and advertising effectiveness. While creativity cannot be defined or prescribed, creative ads tend to be enjoyable and involving, and different to other advertising. They tend to stimulate an emotional response. The report finds that creatively focused advertising campaigns grew market share 11 times more efficiently than creatively non-focused campaigns, and the more creative awards a campaign earned, the more effective it was likely to be. Campaigns used in the analysis were from the airline Virgin Atlantic, bread and flour brand Hovis, HSBC bank, the Barclaycard credit card, mobile phone network T-Mobile, confectionary brand Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, and the Australian lamb campaign.While nonprofit marketers don’t have the advertising budgets of a T-Mobile or Virgin Atlantic, there are some pearls of Robin Hood Marketing wisdom to be gleaned from these findings. • Advertising that generates a strong emotional response has two benefits. First, it can help the emotions transfer to the brand, shaping the brand perceptions. Second, it can help generate engagement and memorability. While advertising can generate negative emotions to help create drama, for most brand advertising this needs to ultimately result in a positive emotional takeout.• When your goal is to influence people in a way that has a direct impact on their behavior—for example, to volunteer or donate—there are five key factors which will dictate how successful you will be. To achieve a strongly persuasive effect, your ads need to communicate something new, relevant, believable, differentiating, and emotional.• According to companion research from Millward Brown, the variety of different emotional responses obtained by effective advertising highlights that there is no one emotion to trigger for successful advertising. Rather, the successful ad triggers the emotion that is relevant for that brand and positioning. In other words, creativity and emotion are no longer a luxury if campaigns want to achieve financial success. Creativity fuels effectiveness, and ads that engage emotionally are more likely to be rewarded. Of course, direct response isn’t the only role of advertising. People are more inclined to give to causes they know something about, rather than to organizations they have never heard of, so you will still need to do some brand building activity to help maximize your direct response advertising.The bottom line: communication such as direct mail, direct response advertising, email marketing, search marketing, and social media advertising are designed to create immediate uplifts and are usually judged on this basis. But if communication is to immediately impact revenue, it must have an emotionally powerful, relevant, new, believable, and differentiating message. And none of these factors may have enough weight by itself to compensate for poor performance by the others. Rather, they are conditions which all need to be met if an ad is to generate the motivation necessary to change people’s behavior. It’s like a cake: if just one of the main ingredients is missing, then the final result will not be very appetizing.What conclusions do you draw from this research?Jono is Vice President of Marketing & Sales at @Event360. He also writes for the Event Fundraising Blog. He recently won the “Best Blogger Award” given annually by his mother.last_img read more

Do people like you? It matters a lot.

first_imgI’m not talking about “like” as in Facebook “like.”I mean likeability.According to Rohit Bhargava, (who has a new book out called Likeonomics: The unexpected truth behind earning trust, influencing behavior and inspiring action), people decide which organizations to trust, what advice to follow, and who should be a partner based on likeability. We even elect presidents based on that criteria.Likeability is not being nice – although that never hurt. As Bhargava notes, it is about:Truth: having integrityRelevance: listening first, then sharing what matters to othersUnselfishness: offering something of value without expected paybackSimplicity: reducing your message to its essence rather than going on and onTiming: relating what you say and do to the world around youWhy does this matter right now? Because we’re in the midst of a believability crisis, he says. As I noted in my last post, trust in marketing is at a low, and people crave something to believe in.That’s excellent news for you. You have a good heart and a great cause. If you advance it with integrity and reach out to your audience with the right messages at the right time, you will be liked. And that’s the start of a beautiful relationship – with donors, volunteers and beneficiaries. If anyone is going to master likeonomics, it’s you.last_img read more

Watch ‘A Message to the Lady of Laetoli’ Online

first_imgPosted on March 20, 2013March 13, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla’s address, “A message to the lady of Laetoli” was a major highlight of January’s Global Maternal Health Conference (GMHC2013), and we are pleased to announce that video of his remarks is now available online.At the time of the GMHC2013, Dr. Fathalla’s remarks inspired several participants to contribute guest posts to the MHTF blog reflecting on the current state of the global movement for maternal health, and to consider different ways that the maternal health community, policy makers and programmers can – and should – work to make progress toward fulfilling the hope for ending preventable maternal deaths that he so eloquently expressed. For more, click here to read posts from the GMHC2013 blog series. In addition, we are now accepting guest blog submissions on respectful maternity care, a theme that resonates strongly with Dr. Fathalla’s message. For more on the respectful care series, please visit the call for submissions here. To see additional videos and presentation materials from the GMHC2013, visit the conference website.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

mHealth for Maternal Health: Day One Wrap Up

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 7, 2014August 10, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)[View the story “mhealth for maternal health: Day one wrap up” on Storify]Share this:last_img

Commemorating Luz María Soto Pizano

first_imgShare this: Posted on April 5, 2016April 5, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)It is with heavy hearts that we share that a dear colleague, Luz María Soto Pizano, passed away unexpectedly last month. Luz María, known as “Luzma” among her friends, was a passionate and energetic clinician from Mexico, working tirelessly to improve the health of marginalized women in Chiapas State for most of her career. Luz María was a Young Champion for Maternal Health and participated in the 2015 Safe Mothers & Newborns Leadership Workshop. She was a bright and talented obstetrician who channeled her efforts to redressing health disparities and their underlying social inequities. In the words of her colleague and fellow Young Champion, Ashiru Abubaker:Luz was passionate, energetic, friendly, and always able to cheer people up. She was brave, generous, full of life, and, as her name implies, full of light which she radiated in every way. She gave mothers and children hope for change in her beloved Chiapas.Luz will be spoken of as the light and icon that she was and always remembered when we need inspiration and motivation. As we try to follow Luz and fill the grand warrior shoes she left behind, the entire Maternal Health Young Champions and Maternal Health Task Force family will miss her greatly. These were Luz’s last words to me and I say same to her now: “Gracias Ashiru por recordarme. Tu estaras en mi corazon y en mis pensamientos.” (“Thanks for remembering me. You are always in my heart and thoughts.”)Among the many talented young maternal health professionals in Mexico, Luzma was a shining example and source of inspiration and experience.  Committed to bringing compassionate and evidence-based care to the most vulnerable women, she made unique contributions that will be sorely missed. We will remember Luz María for the great light that she was.  ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more