Vieira wants U21s in lower leagues

first_img He said: “It was really good because they had some first-team players in the United side. The atmosphere and the tension will improve them. “But sometimes you play matches in the training ground and it is not always like that. This is a problem. That’s why to play International Cup – it’s good because you are facing reserve teams from a different country and we can see where we are. “What we want is to keep our players in our club and play with our philosophy. We don’t want to send them on loan. “But if we want to close the gap and not send them on loan we need man football because when you look at players around the world when they are 18, 19, they play men’s football.” Press Association But Vieira, the inspirational former Arsenal captain who is now in charge of Manchester City’s Under-21s side, believes the idea has strong merits. The Frenchman thinks the gap from what is effectively reserve-team football to the Premier League is too great. Even though Vieira’s side beat Porto in the final of the Premier League International Cup last week, he feels his youngsters are at a disadvantage to clubs such as the Portuguese. He said: “The difference is when you play under-21 the gap is massive to the first team. Against Porto they were a B team and they play ‘man’ football every week – this is how you get close to the first team. “For English football we need the B teams to play man football.” City have felt the need to send some of their most promising youngsters away on loan to gain greater experience. Marcos Lopes, Bruno Zuculini and Karim Rekik are among the prospects currently playing elsewhere in Europe. The Barclays U21 Premier League does permit clubs to field overage outfield players but Vieira does not think that ensures the standard of second-grade competition is sufficient enough. The 38-year-old, who is tipped for a future first-team role, was speaking after his side were beaten 4-0 by a Manchester United side that included Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson in front of 16,708 at Old Trafford. He felt that particular game would have provided his players with good experience but it was an isolated example. Football Association chairman Greg Dyke controversially proposed last year that top-flight clubs should be able to field sides lower down the pyramid to improve playing standards. Such a model does operate successfully on the continent but Dyke’s suggestion met with widespread opposition from within the game and has effectively been shelved. Patrick Vieira has revived calls for Premier League B teams to be allowed to play in the lower divisions.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim remains SU’s highest paid employee in 2011 fiscal year

first_imgUPDATED: May 22, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.Once again, Syracuse men’s head basketball coach Jim Boeheim made themost of any Syracuse University employee in 2011, with $1,143,801 in base salaryand more than $1.8 million in total compensation.The salaries and compensation of SU’s top-paid employees can be found in its Internal Revenue Service Form 990. Nonprofit organizations file the form with the IRS each year. The 2011 fiscal year ran from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.Like in 2010, SU didn’t pay for Boeheim’s entire salary.Out of the $1,143,801 in base compensation, the university only paid $296,259. IMG Worldwide Inc., a global sports, fashion and media business, paid $600,000 and he earned $247,542 from holding the Big Orange Basketball Camp.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIMG Worldwide Inc. partnered with SU to help provide financial support for the athletic department outside of the university, said SU’s Chief Financial Officer Lou Marcoccia. Part of the agreement was that the media company would be responsible for determining and paying for a certain portion of the coaches’ salaries.Kevin Quinn, senior vice president of public affairs, added that this was a common practice among Division I sports teams.With $60,000 in bonuses and incentives; $490,905 in other reportable compensation; $106,485 in retirement and deferred compensation; and $17,470 in nontaxable benefits, Boeheim’s total compensation adds up to $1,818,661.These bonuses are usually determined by the coach’s contracts, Marcoccia said.“The success of their team is an important component,” he said. “Often times the success of the team’s graduation rates is in there too.”In some coaches’ contracts, more graduating athletes could lead to an increase in bonuses, Marcoccia saidThough Boeheim’s total compensation in 2011 was about 4.6 percent less than 2010, he still earned about $800,000 more in total compensation than SU’s second highest-paid employee, former head football coach Doug Marrone.Marrone had a total compensation of $1,031,653 — about 18.1 percent less than 2010 — with a base salary of $917,272.SU paid $298,332 of Marrone’s base salary, and IMG Worldwide Inc. paid $618,940. He lost $92 for holding a summer football camp, according to the form, but that wasn’t included in this salary estimate.He also received $50,000 in bonus and incentives; $15,913 in other reportable compensation; $24,500 in retirement and other deferred compensation; and $23,968 in nontaxable benefits.After Marrone, Chancellor Nancy Cantor was paid $648,146 in base salary — about 5 percent more than the $615,327 she was paid in 2010.Cantor’s salary saw an increase after her voluntary pay cut expired, Quinn said. The chancellor took the pay cut when the recession hit, but her pay is now at its original level, he added.Besides compensation, the form also shows the university’s endowment increased by about 3 percent. It went from $890,579,165 in 2010 to $916,521,664 in 2011, according to the form.Marcoccia, SU’s CFO, credited the endowment’s increase to the global market’s success during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. He predicts another endowment increase during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.—Asst. News Editor Alfred Ng contributed reporting to this story. Comments Published on May 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm Contact Dylan: | @dylan_segelbaum Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Conroy, Palasek suspensions to continue after violation of team rules

first_img Related Stories ONE DOWN: Syracuse overcomes early deficit, woes at faceoff X to beat Bryant in first round of NCAA tournamentDeep Syracuse attack proves overwhelming for Bryant in second halfMassa dominates faceoff X for BryantLamolinara shakes off early mistakes to shut out Bryant in 4th quarter Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 13, 2013 at 10:36 am Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img UPDATED: May  14, 2013, 4:03 p.m.Syracuse head coach John Desko said on Tuesday he thinks Brendan Conroy and Ryan Palasek will miss Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal against Yale.Their status for the rest of the tournament remains uncertain, Desko said.Conroy and Palasek missed Syracuse’s NCAA tournament win against Bryant Sunday night due to a violation of team rules, Desko said after his postgame press conference.Both players remain on the team, Desko said, though neither was on the sideline for SU’s 12-7 first-round victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textConroy is a freshman midfield faceoff specialist who likely would have played as the Orange tried four different players at the X, but won only one faceoff. Palasek is a freshman defender who’s played in five games this season, starting none.Syracuse will play Yale in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday at 3 p.m. in College Park, Md. Commentslast_img read more