Paul Merson and Phil Thompson go head-to-head in a special Euro 2016 Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side challenge as they look to land £1,000 for their charity of choice. Mike Adams Jersey . Englands opening clash in Group B against Russia on Saturday is the opening fixture in the pundits best-of-seven showdown, with Roy Hodgsons men bidding to kick their campaign off with a win in Marseille.Both men will be playing for £1,000 to go to their chosen charity with Merse nominating Children with Cancer and Thommo looking to raise money for Nugent Care. Heres who the Soccer Saturday pundits are selecting…Merses teamHarry Kane – Kane is a certain starter so Ive gone with a safe option here. I wish hed stop taking free-kicks and corners and get in the box, though, it infuriates me! Hes just won the Golden Boot, so hell be a real threat if he gets himself in the box. Harry Kane is a certain starter for Merse – but our man would prefer he didnt take free-kicks! Chris Smalling – Smalling is a better defender than Gary Cahill in my opinion and, having scored against Portugal, it wouldnt surprise me if he scored again. Its funny how goals come in patches.Eric Dier – Im playing safe and going with Dier. Hes almost certainly going to start and hell be solid in midfield as he always is. I just hope he can curb his aggressive side, because hell no doubt be getting wound up on Saturday.Jack Wilshere – Wilshere has got to play, hasnt he? I cant see how Wilshere doesnt start. Ive got to go with who I believe should be playing, not with who Roy may pick. Merse cant see how Jack Wilshere (C) wont start against Russia Igor Akinfeev – Tactical pick here. England should be better than Russia so I suspect Akinfeev will be the busier of the two goalkeepers.Alexander Kokorin – I watched highlights of Kokorin a while back and he looked decent. Russia are going to try and keep the ball and he could be the player to convert that possession into goals. Pick your team now Think you can pick a better side? Select your VI here. Thommos teamWayne Rooney – Rooney is my elite pick. Theres a lot of talk about where Roy will play Rooney but for me, hes a certain starter just behind Harry Kane. His experience will be key to the way England will play and will probably take a penalty if England get one. Wayne Rooney should start behind Harry Kane, reckons Phil Thompson Kyle Walker – Walkers energy will be vital to whichever system England play with. Hell get plenty of the ball and will be bombing down the right, hopefully creating openings for Kane.Gary Cahill – Ive gone for Gary Cahill as hes always likely to pop up with a vital goal from a set-piece. He may not have had the best of seasons for Chelsea but hes another certain starter against Russia.Eric Dier – One of the first names on the team-sheet and crucial to protecting Englands vulnerable back four. If England dominate possession, as I think they will, Dier will get lots of touches. Igor Akinfeev makes both Six-a-Side teams – because our pundits reckon hell be busy! Igor Akinfeev – I expect England to have all the ball so it could turn out to be a busy evening for the Russian keeper.James Milner – Im a big fan of James Milner and believe hell start. He has the ability to play in lots of positions and I think his tireless work will free up Rooney and Kane to create some damage. Also See: England v Russia England, beware the giant Kelvin Benjamin Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Captain Munnerlyn Jersey . — The Tampa Bay Lightning are disappointed, though not discouraged.OKLAHOMA CITY — The Memphis Grizzlies might have all summer to think their dismal effort Thursday night. The Grizzlies could have closed out the Thunder at home, but Oklahoma City jumped on them from the start and rolled to a 20-point victory. Now, Memphis must play Game 7 on the road Saturday without scoring leader Zach Randolph and possibly point guard Mike Conley. Randolph was suspended for punching Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. The Grizzlies had no comment on the NBAs decision after landing in Oklahoma City, according to team spokesman Jason Wallace. Conley strained his right hamstring in the loss and is struggling to recover. Memphis backup point guard, Nick Calathes, is out for the series because of a drug suspension, meaning No. 3 point guard Beno Udrih will likely carry more responsibility against Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson, two of the quickest point guards in the NBA. Conley said Friday that he plans to play, but he expects to be sore. “Me being banged up, youre going to have to ask more out of different guys, see a lot of guys step up,” he said. “Were still excited and confident going into tomorrows game, regardless of injuries and how last nights game went.” Memphis coach Dave Joergers team has dealt with injuries and lineup changes all season. Tony Allen missed 27 games this season, Marc Gasol 23 and Conley nine. Kosta Koufos and Ed Davis will likely fill Randolphs minutes. “This is it,” Joerger said. “Whatever you want to say about the season, its all come down to one game. Certainly, for us to have the best chance to win, we have to play better than we did last night.” Even with the issues the Grizzlies face, nothing has been certain in this matchup. The home team has won just twice in a series that has featured four overtime games. Thunder star Kevin Durant said Game 7 is like playing in the NCAA tournament. “You dont have no other option but to win,” he said. “You cant get the game back. Its Game 7. You have to be ready to go.” The teams have met in the playoffs three of the past four years. Oklahoma City beat Memphis in seven games in the 2011 Western Conference semifinals. “I remember the feeling afterward, and I dont want to repeat that,” Gasol said. If the Grizzliess cant control Westbrook, a repeat is possible. Devin Funchess Jersey. Westbrook, who at times has played recklessly in the series, scored an efficient 25 points on Thursday and engineered an offence that shot 49 per cent. His willingness to set up his teammates helped Durant score 14 points in the first quarter. “He was really mindful of looking for guys and finding guys early, picking and choosing his spots well,” Durant said. Durant bounced back from his recent struggles with 36 points and 10 rebounds in Game 6. He made 6 of 10 shots in the first quarter Thursday night to set the tone and went 11 for 23 from the field. “Kevin just came out with a different kind of assertiveness last game,” Oklahoma City guard Caron Butler said. “He was just real precise and he was vocal.” The Grizzlies said they cant allow Durant to get going like that again or their season might be over. “We have to be better at finding him,” Allen said. “We understand what he wants to do. Weve just got to be the aggressors on the defensive end. We understand coming into this series, hes going to be an MVP-type player, and we just have to be ready.” Thunder coach Scott Brooks, who rarely makes lineup changes, started Butler at shooting guard over Thabo Sefolosha in Game 6. Butler, a better offensive threat than Sefolosha, helped space the floor and opened lanes for Durant and Westbrook. Brooks said Butler will remain in the starting lineup for Saturdays game. Brooks also played Adams more than usual in Game 6, and he responded with five blocks in 21 minutes on Thursday. Brooks said Adams earned the increase in playing time with his hard work in practice and his improvement throughout the season. The game could come down to tempo. In Games 1 and 6, the two matchups with a quicker pace, the Thunder won by double digits. Memphis turned the other four games into slower-paced, grind-it-out overtime battles and won three of them. “It makes for great storylines, but it comes down to playing good basketball,” Brooks said. “Executing on both ends, making shots along the way, just continuing to play together and understanding that theres going to be some runs by either team that you have to stay focused and stay together through, and just being committed to what we want to do each possession.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘

Paul Merson and Phil Thompson go head-to-head in a special Euro 2016 Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side challenge as they look to land £1,000 for their charity of choice. Mike Adams Jersey . Englands opening clash in Group B against Russia on Saturday is the opening fixture in the pundits best-of-seven showdown, with Roy Hodgsons men bidding to kick their campaign off with a win in Marseille.Both men will be playing for £1,000 to go to their chosen charity with Merse nominating Children with Cancer and Thommo looking to raise money for Nugent Care. Heres who the Soccer Saturday pundits are selecting…Merses teamHarry Kane – Kane is a certain starter so Ive gone with a safe option here. I wish hed stop taking free-kicks and corners and get in the box, though, it infuriates me! Hes just won the Golden Boot, so hell be a real threat if he gets himself in the box. Harry Kane is a certain starter for Merse – but our man would prefer he didnt take free-kicks! Chris Smalling – Smalling is a better defender than Gary Cahill in my opinion and, having scored against Portugal, it wouldnt surprise me if he scored again. Its funny how goals come in patches.Eric Dier – Im playing safe and going with Dier. Hes almost certainly going to start and hell be solid in midfield as he always is. I just hope he can curb his aggressive side, because hell no doubt be getting wound up on Saturday.Jack Wilshere – Wilshere has got to play, hasnt he? I cant see how Wilshere doesnt start. Ive got to go with who I believe should be playing, not with who Roy may pick. Merse cant see how Jack Wilshere (C) wont start against Russia Igor Akinfeev – Tactical pick here. England should be better than Russia so I suspect Akinfeev will be the busier of the two goalkeepers.Alexander Kokorin – I watched highlights of Kokorin a while back and he looked decent. Russia are going to try and keep the ball and he could be the player to convert that possession into goals. Pick your team now Think you can pick a better side? Select your VI here. Thommos teamWayne Rooney – Rooney is my elite pick. Theres a lot of talk about where Roy will play Rooney but for me, hes a certain starter just behind Harry Kane. His experience will be key to the way England will play and will probably take a penalty if England get one.  Wayne Rooney should start behind Harry Kane, reckons Phil Thompson Kyle Walker – Walkers energy will be vital to whichever system England play with. Hell get plenty of the ball and will be bombing down the right, hopefully creating openings for Kane.Gary Cahill – Ive gone for Gary Cahill as hes always likely to pop up with a vital goal from a set-piece. He may not have had the best of seasons for Chelsea but hes another certain starter against Russia.Eric Dier – One of the first names on the team-sheet and crucial to protecting Englands vulnerable back four. If England dominate possession, as I think they will, Dier will get lots of touches. Igor Akinfeev makes both Six-a-Side teams – because our pundits reckon hell be busy! Igor Akinfeev – I expect England to have all the ball so it could turn out to be a busy evening for the Russian keeper.James Milner – Im a big fan of James Milner and believe hell start. He has the ability to play in lots of positions and I think his tireless work will free up Rooney and Kane to create some damage.  Also See: England v Russia England, beware the giant Kelvin Benjamin Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Captain Munnerlyn Jersey . — The Tampa Bay Lightning are disappointed, though not discouraged.OKLAHOMA CITY — The Memphis Grizzlies might have all summer to think their dismal effort Thursday night. The Grizzlies could have closed out the Thunder at home, but Oklahoma City jumped on them from the start and rolled to a 20-point victory. Now, Memphis must play Game 7 on the road Saturday without scoring leader Zach Randolph and possibly point guard Mike Conley. Randolph was suspended for punching Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. The Grizzlies had no comment on the NBAs decision after landing in Oklahoma City, according to team spokesman Jason Wallace. Conley strained his right hamstring in the loss and is struggling to recover. Memphis backup point guard, Nick Calathes, is out for the series because of a drug suspension, meaning No. 3 point guard Beno Udrih will likely carry more responsibility against Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson, two of the quickest point guards in the NBA. Conley said Friday that he plans to play, but he expects to be sore. “Me being banged up, youre going to have to ask more out of different guys, see a lot of guys step up,” he said. “Were still excited and confident going into tomorrows game, regardless of injuries and how last nights game went.” Memphis coach Dave Joergers team has dealt with injuries and lineup changes all season. Tony Allen missed 27 games this season, Marc Gasol 23 and Conley nine. Kosta Koufos and Ed Davis will likely fill Randolphs minutes. “This is it,” Joerger said. “Whatever you want to say about the season, its all come down to one game. Certainly, for us to have the best chance to win, we have to play better than we did last night.” Even with the issues the Grizzlies face, nothing has been certain in this matchup. The home team has won just twice in a series that has featured four overtime games. Thunder star Kevin Durant said Game 7 is like playing in the NCAA tournament. “You dont have no other option but to win,” he said. “You cant get the game back. Its Game 7. You have to be ready to go.” The teams have met in the playoffs three of the past four years. Oklahoma City beat Memphis in seven games in the 2011 Western Conference semifinals. “I remember the feeling afterward, and I dont want to repeat that,” Gasol said. If the Grizzliess cant control Westbrook, a repeat is possible. Devin Funchess Jersey. Westbrook, who at times has played recklessly in the series, scored an efficient 25 points on Thursday and engineered an offence that shot 49 per cent. His willingness to set up his teammates helped Durant score 14 points in the first quarter. “He was really mindful of looking for guys and finding guys early, picking and choosing his spots well,” Durant said. Durant bounced back from his recent struggles with 36 points and 10 rebounds in Game 6. He made 6 of 10 shots in the first quarter Thursday night to set the tone and went 11 for 23 from the field. “Kevin just came out with a different kind of assertiveness last game,” Oklahoma City guard Caron Butler said. “He was just real precise and he was vocal.” The Grizzlies said they cant allow Durant to get going like that again or their season might be over. “We have to be better at finding him,” Allen said. “We understand what he wants to do. Weve just got to be the aggressors on the defensive end. We understand coming into this series, hes going to be an MVP-type player, and we just have to be ready.” Thunder coach Scott Brooks, who rarely makes lineup changes, started Butler at shooting guard over Thabo Sefolosha in Game 6. Butler, a better offensive threat than Sefolosha, helped space the floor and opened lanes for Durant and Westbrook. Brooks said Butler will remain in the starting lineup for Saturdays game. Brooks also played Adams more than usual in Game 6, and he responded with five blocks in 21 minutes on Thursday. Brooks said Adams earned the increase in playing time with his hard work in practice and his improvement throughout the season. The game could come down to tempo. In Games 1 and 6, the two matchups with a quicker pace, the Thunder won by double digits. Memphis turned the other four games into slower-paced, grind-it-out overtime battles and won three of them. “It makes for great storylines, but it comes down to playing good basketball,” Brooks said. “Executing on both ends, making shots along the way, just continuing to play together and understanding that theres going to be some runs by either team that you have to stay focused and stay together through, and just being committed to what we want to do each possession.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘

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