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Spruill sits out 1st half, Lynch takes over with dominant defensive performance

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 30, 2012 at 12:53 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 NEW YORK — Marquis Spruill sat out the first half of Saturday’s Pinstripe Bowl after head coach Doug Marrone said his starting outside linebacker would miss a “significant portion” of the game following his arrest in early December.Starting in his place was sophomore Cameron Lynch, as he joined Siriki Diabate and Dyshawn Davis in the starting lineup. Lynch, who was the team’s fourth linebacker this season, played beautifully in Syracuse’s 38-14 win over West Virginia, tallying six tackles, one sack and forcing two fumbles.His highlight play came in the second quarter with the Mountaineers backed up inside their own 5-yard line. Spruill and safety Durell Eskridge blitzed off the right side of the offensive line, forcing West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith deep into his end zone. And as the rest of the SU defensive front closed in, Lynch and Diabate smothered him for the first of two safeties.The safety gave Syracuse a 5-0 lead midway through the second quarter, an appropriate score for a game played inside Yankee Stadium. And it was part of a defensive effort that limited West Virginia, a team that averaged more than 41 points per game this season, to a measly 14.The Mountaineers managed only 285 yards of total offense, or 226 fewer than Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I couldn’t be prouder of a group of kids that really answered the bell three years in a row against a group of talented kids and a well-coached football team,” said SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer after the Orange beat West Virginia for a third straight time.Spruill took the field on the first defensive sequence for Syracuse in the second half, but he failed to make his presence felt like Lynch. (Lynch’s six tackles were tied for second most on the team).In two quarters of action, Spruill tallied a pair of tackles. Commentslast_img read more

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Top 15 transfers which seemed expensive, but proved to be worth every penny

first_imgWhen Everton parted with £40million to sign from Richarlison from Watford, it’s fair to say there were a fair few eyebrows raised.After setting the Premier League alight last season, the Brazilian failed to score again after netting against West Ham United in November. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won After winning the World Cup with France, Henry seemed to have the world at his feet. But a move to Juventus failed to ignite his career and he was sold a year later to the Gunners. After failing to score in his opening seven games, fans were beginning to think there was a reason Juve had been so quick to sell. But boss Arsene Wenger knew he had a talent on his hands and moved the winger to a more orthodox striking role. 228 goals and a bronze statue outside the Emirates has proved he was a worthy investment. As evidenced above, Spurs fans took particular chagrin to the move. 16 BEST OF silverware Despite being linked with both Chelsea and Real Madrid, Uruguay international Cavani joined the Qatar-backed side and was instantly assigned the role of backup to the charismatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Once the Swede left for Man United in 2016 however, Cavani came into his own. He eclipsed Zlatan’s goal records for the club and still managed to keep his place in the side, despite the signings of Neymar and Mbappe. A nightmare for defenders, the 31-year-old looks set to continue to be the main striker in the French capital. Deemed to have been a Chelsea flop and seen as a waste of money by Jurgen Klopp, Salah returned to England knowing he had to make an immediate impression. However, no-one could have predicted the incredible season he would have had last year, nearly delivering the Champions League trophy thanks to his 42 goals in all competitions. Having already opened his Premier League account for the season, it remains to be seen if the ‘Egyptian King’ can replicate his incredible goalscoring form, but he has already proved to be worth every penny. Richarlison bagged two goals on his Everton debut Luis Figo: Barcelona to Real Madrid, 2000 – £37.2million 16 Below are 15 examples of transfers which were once considered to be too much money, but actually proved to be fantastic value.Scroll down to see the entire list!David Silva: Valencia to Manchester City, 2010 – £29million revealed 16 It’s fair to say Madrid knew they were getting value for their money when they signed the best player in the world, but fans were still intrigued to see what effect the Portugal superstar would have. He hit the ground running and transformed his game to become the most deadly marksman in the world. In his nine years in the Spanish capital, he scored more then 40 goals in eight seasons. He also became Madrid’s record goalscorer and broke the LaLiga record – eventually finishing with 311 goals from just 292 games. Added to that four Champions League trophies, Ronaldo actually proved to be a bit of a bargain in the end. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Edinson Cavani: Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain, 2013 – £55million The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Already a known quantity for his heroics with Parma, Juve signed the 23-year-old for a world record fee for a keeper with the confidence they would soon have the best in the world on their hands. Buffon quite literally exceeded those expectations, becoming a legend with Bianconeri. His leadership and incredible ability saw him named as captain, leading the club back from Serie B to an unprecedented seven Serie A titles in a row, until he left for PSG this summer. Ferdinand’s move across the Pennines not only made him the most expensive British player in history, it also made him the most expensive player in the world. One of his first games incidentally, was against Leeds at Elland Road which the home side won, fuelling speculation the move was a mistake. A Rolls Royce of a defender, the future England captain quickly proved people wrong. Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009 – £80million Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 16 16 Roy Keane: Nottingham Forest to Manchester United, 1993 – £3.5million Gianluigi Buffon: Parma to Juventus, 2001 – £32million latest targets 16 16 moving on 16 16 When Jurgen Klopp signed the Netherlands captain after almost half a season without playing and a seemingly bad attitude, fans were left scratching their head. Not forgetting he forked out a world record fee for a defender to bring him to Anfield, it’s fair to say even the most die-hard Red would have been sceptical. However, the 27-year-old looks to have finally settled their defence and will be crucial to their Premier League title hopes this season. By far and away the most expensive transfer on this list, Mbappe’s inclusion at such an embryonic stage in his career may appear to be premature, but it is actually anything but. The forward will be 20 by Christmas and is already and Ligue 1 and World Cup winner. PSG have invested in the young man, and seem set to reap the benefits for many years. As with many transfers on this list, the price will seem relative in just a few short seasons. With club colleague Neymar being globally vilified for his World Cup theatrics, there is a real possibility for ‘Brand Mbappe’ to explode and for the World Cup winner to stake a claim as the best player in the world once the duumvirate of Messi and Ronaldo finally ends. 16 When City fans heard rumours they were going to be signing a Germany international in a big-money move, very few would have expected to see Leroy Sane paraded about in sky blue, especially not for such a lofty sum. Still just 20 at the time, there was a huge risk spending so much money on such a precocious talent. However, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, he has established himself as one of the most dangerous talents in the Premier League and looks set to be a mainstay in the City side for years to come. Shortly after the World Cup, David Silva rejected the advances of Real Madrid to come to Manchester. With his wages reportedly reaching £160,000-a-week, fans were sceptical to say the least. However, after developing into one of the most creative midfielders in Premier League history, the Spaniard has three Premier League titles to his name as well as three League Cups. A fantastic investment for a club legend. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Jordan Henderson: Sunderland to Liverpool, 2011 – £20million IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne: Wolfsburg to Manchester City, 2015 – £55million Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 16 16 Thierry Henry: Juventus to Arsenal, 1999 – £10million Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Frank Lampard: West Ham United to Chelsea, 2001 – £11million REVEALED When Sir Alex Ferguson convinced Keane to sign for Manchester United in 1993, the Ireland midfielder had to tell Blackburn Rovers boss Sir Kenny Dalglish he would be rejecting their more lucrative offer to sign for United in a British record deal. ‘You won’t get away with this’, Dalglish is alleged to have told the midfielder but, in actual fact, he turned out to be one of the best midfielders of the Premier League era and a serial winner for the Red Devils. Sorry Kenny. 16 Virgil van Dijk: Southampton to Liverpool, 2018 – £75million gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 16 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Mohamed Salah: Roma to Liverpool, 2017 – £37million 16 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Rio Ferdinand: Leeds United to Manchester United, 2002 – £30million Much like Salah, KDB arrived back in England and was instantly dismissed as an expensive Chelsea flop. However, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, the creative midfielder has easily developed into one of the best attacking midfielders in the world. His exploits at Russia over the summer for Belgium only further cemented that. While City should have enough strength in-depth to cope without him during his absence through injury, the Citizens will be hoping he returns as soon as possible. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top football stories from talksport.com 16 Lampard left east London in rather acrimonious circumstances after the sacking of his father. At just 22, Chelsea took a chance on the young midfielder – despite constant jibes about his weight and his appearance. However, ‘Fat Frank’ (as he is so lovingly referred to by Hammers’ fans) put an end to any criticisms by becoming the Blues’ record goalscorer and lifting the Champions League trophy in 2012. For almost three years, it looked as though Henderson would be another English youngster who failed to make the grade at a top club. In Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography in 2013, the Scot believed the midfielder would suffer with problems due to his running style. Through sheer determination and perseverance, he has earned the Liverpool captaincy and developed into one of the most important players for England too. Still considered one of the most controversial transfers of all time, Figo’s switch between the El Clasico rivals came at a hefty price. The Portugal superstar was Barca’s talisman and looked set to lead the club for many years to come. However, newly elected President Florentino Perez was determined to fulfil his promise of bringing the superstar to the Spanish capital. After winning the Balon d’Or in his first season, he followed that up by bringing home the Champions League the following campaign. impact However, his start under Marco Silva at Everton has been a completely different story thus far.After scoring a brace against Wolverhampton Wanderers and then the winner against Southampton, fans might be beginning to regret teasing Toffees fans.While he is still in the embryonic stages of his career at Goodison Park, the 21-year-old is not the only big money signing to arrive at a club under a cloud of scepticism.However, as many have found out before him, it’s all about how you perform once you arrive that counts – not the price tag which got you there. 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