Colombia motivated by England disrespect warns Woodward

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Southgate has established a link between his players and the English public claims 2003 Rugby World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward but he worries believing facing Colombia in the last 16 was an easier half of the draw could backfire. © AFP / ODD ANDERSENLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 2 – England manager Gareth Southgate has risked ratcheting up World Cup last 16 opponents Colombia’s motivation by fielding a B team in their last group game believing that would earn them an easier route to the final, warns England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward.England earned the right to play the Colombians on Tuesday after a 1-0 loss to Belgium last Thursday to finish runners-up in their group. Woodward takes issue with the selection policy of Southgate — although his Belgian counterpart Roberto Martinez also made sweeping changes — but is more staggered by another facet of the thinking behind the policy.“The thing I am really struggling with, though, is a much bigger point,” he wrote in the Daily Mail on Monday.“England have hardly covered themselves in glory in tournaments over the last two decades yet they were wasting time and energy and getting distracted thinking about possible quarter-finals and semi-finals.“Don’t even go there, just win the next match and the next after that.”Woodward drew on his experience of a tough first knockout stage match in the 2003 World Cup with Wales, after taking their pedal off the gas for their final two pool matches, to illustrate to Southgate the perils of tinkering with winning line-ups and taking the sharpness off the first team players.“Who on earth ever thought that somehow Colombia would be the easy route, one of the best attacking teams in world football and a side who reached the Olympic quarter-finals?”“Nobody qualifying for the World Cup last 16 gets lucky.“The one team who will be relishing all this is Colombia —- what greater motivation than an England team believing playing them is an easier way to glory!– ‘zero chance’ –“I would love to be in charge of the Colombia team this week, reminding my players how England don’t respect them. The England players will know this too.”Woodward, said there is no need to play players as Southgate did against Belgium to sew unity within the squad.“I have been amazed how former players used unity in the squad as a reason for Southgate’s selection -— well, if this is what creates unity, we have zero chance,” said Wodoward.“Unity is simply everyone doing everything that is required of them to win the next match even if that is just carrying the water bottle.”England coach Gareth Southgate has built ‘a genuine connection with the country’ – Woodward © AFP / PAUL ELLISOn the plus side, though, Woodward says Southgate has got his patriotic juices flowing like no previous England football manager.“This is the World Cup knockout stages and, despite Belgium, I haven’t been so excited about an England manager and his group of players for a long time,” said Woodward.“They have built a genuine connection with the country and the opportunity of a lifetime is still there.“But there is no hiding place, this is when champion teams find a way of winning. I can’t wait.”Only Woodward and the late Alf Ramsey who managed England to 1966 World Cup success, have delivered a global trophy for the country that introduced the rest of the world to cricket, rugby and football.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Docker founder steps down from daily operations

first_imgDocker founder steps down from daily operations by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on March 31, 2018 in Development – Last Update: April 01, 2018 – 7 commentsSolomon Hykes, the founder of the major container company Docker, announced on March 28, that he will be stepping down from daily operations within the company, via blog post .Hykes started his post by saying, “Today I’m announcing my departure from Docker, the company I helped create ten years ago and have been building ever since. A founder’s departure is usually seen as a dramatic event. Sadly, I must report that reality is far less exciting in this case. I’ve had many roles at Docker over the years, and today I have a new, final one – as an active board member, a major shareholder and, I expect, a high maintenance Docker user.But I will no longer be part of day-to-day operations. Instead, after obsessing for so many years over my own ideas, I am rediscovering the joys of putting myself at the service of others – my friends, my family, and the brilliant entrepreneurs I’ve been lucky enough to advise and invest in over the years. Over the coming months I plan to use my experience to help them in any way I can.”Hykes continues on to explain his history with Docker, from its conception as a company called Dotcloud, through the years as it grew and changed, and how he sees his role in the company changing with the times, even going on to say, “To know that your work was meaningful, and that a vibrant community of people will continue building upon it…. can any founder ask for anything more?”And then with a metaphoric bow before he heads off the stage, Hykes ends with, “I want to thank from the bottom of my heart every member of the Docker team and community, past and present, for making Docker what it is today. Thanks to you, this founder’s bittersweet moment is mostly sweet. We have built something great together. I look forward to seeing where you will take it next. Happy hacking, Solomon”Current Docker CEO Steve Singh has lead the company since there was a bit of a stir up of management, in May of 2017, but many estimate that under his leadership, the company has seen large gains in growth and revenue.According to a report from Rightscale,“Container use is up: Docker is used most broadly while Kubernetes grows quickly.Overall Docker adoption increases to 49 percent from 35 percent in 2017 (a growth rate of 40 percent).The AWS container service (ECS/EKS) follows close behind at 44 percent adoption.Kubernetes sees the fastest growth, almost doubling to reach 27 percent adoption.Azure Container Service and Google Container Engine also grew strongly to reach adoption of 20 percent and 14 percent, respectively.A higher percentage of enterprises adopt all container tools as compared to SMBs, with Docker reaching 54 percent adoption among larger companiesSo with Docker use on the rise, it will be interesting to see if the trend continues, with Hykes stepping back further from operations.SummaryArticle NameDocker founder steps down from daily operationsDescriptionSolomon Hykes, the founder of the major container company Docker, announced on March 28, that he will be stepping down from daily operations within the company, via blog post .Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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