‘Less scary’ PSG face challenge of surprising Angers

first_img0Shares0000Love in: Neymar has scored PSG’s last three Ligue 1 goal including the winner against Botdeaux © AFP/File / MEHDI FEDOUACHPARIS, France, Oct 4 – First place in Ligue 1 will be on the line on Saturday when leaders Paris Saint-Germain host their surprising challengers Angers at Parc des Princes.With many of their traditional rivals, notably Lyon, Monaco and Marseille, languishing in the lower half of the table, PSG have moved two points clear with a string of narrow victories. Since the start of September, PSG have only won one game by more than one goal. That was am impressive 3-0 home victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League.They have won three of their last four Ligue 1 matches 1-0, with Neymar scoring a late winner each time: in the 70th minute against Bordeaux, the 87th minute at Lyon and two minutes into added time against Strasbourg.Yet in their last home game they lost 2-0 to mid-table Reims.PSG, who have scored more than 100 goals in each of the last two seasons, have hit just 13 in eight matches. Angers have scored 16.It could be that Neymar has to shoulder the attacking load alone once more as the recently returned Kylian Mbappe is an injury doubt for Saturday.Stephane Moulin, the Angers manager, believes the long sequence of injuries, notably to Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, has blunted PSG.“They have been a little less scary for the past six months, because they have had a lot of players missing,” said Moulin, who has been in charge since 2011, longer than any other manager in the big five European Leagues.Neymar insists, that, even though he had given the impression in the summer that he was desperate for a divorce, he remains committed to PSG.“It’s like when you are in a relationship with your girlfriend,” he said this week. “When things aren’t going well between you, you don’t speak to each other. But with a lot of love and cuddles, everything gets back in order. I am here to help PSG.”One to watch: Saint-Etienne hot seatLyon make the 60km trip to Saint-Etienne for the match known simply as ‘Le Derby’ but they will not be taking any fans with them. The local police have banned them saying there is a “proven” risk of confrontation.The authorities in Lyon banned Saint-Etienne fans last November.Saint-Etienne’s fans will have their stadium to themselves for Le Derby on Sunday © AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZESWhile Lyon, who have finished in the top four in 20 of the last 21 seasons, are an embarrassing 11th in the 20-team division their ancient enemies are one point but, significantly, eight places worse off.Manager Ghislain Printant seemed doomed since his team was humiliated at Angers on September 22. He was on the bench as Saint-Etienne hosted Wolfsburg in the Europa League on Thursday, but it the only question might be whether Saint-Etienne can bring in a replacement by Sunday.Jean-Louis Gasset, who retired as Saint-Etienne manager after last season, and the much-travelled Antoine Kombouare, are being linked with the post. The most intriguing suggestion is Claude Puel, fired by Leicester in February. He would probably be happy the ban would prevent a reunion with Lyon fans. He managed their club for three seasons from 2008 to 2011.Key stats2 – Number of matches Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud is banned after going into the referee’s changing room after a home draw with Montpellier.7 – Goals in all competitions by Lille’s top scorer Victor Osimhen, all scored at home.7- PSG have won all seven games in which Idrissa Gueye has appeared this season, without conceding a goal.FixturesFridayAmiens v Marseille (2145)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Angers (1830), Brest v Metz, Dijon v Strasbourg, Montpellier v Monaco, Nantes v Nice, Toulouse v Bordeaux (all 2100)SundayLille v Nimes (1600), Rennes v Reims (1800), Saint-Etienne v Lyon (2200)0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

4 Easy Steps to a Better iPhone 3GS Unlock: Thanks, Purplesn0w!

first_imgGeorge Hotz (aka “geohot”) recently made a name for himself when he released a software utility called purplera1n that gave Windows users the first usable iPhone 3GS jailbreak. The reason why this became such big news was not just because he had produced the first jailbreaking tool for the new iPhone, but because he had beaten the iPhone Dev Team to the punch. (The Dev Team is the group of developers who release the utilities to unlock and jailbreak iPhones and iPod Touches.)Now it seems Hotz is at it again. Although this time around he’s not first, he is claiming that his new software, “purplesn0w,” is a better unlocking tool for the iPhone 3GS than what the Dev Team has put out. Hotz says his tool is closer to a “true unlock” and it only patches three files to do so. He also notes that it addresses the Wi-Fi and battery issues seen with the Dev Team’s unlock called “ultrasn0w.” If you’re skeptical about his claims (and a developer), you can look at the purplesn0w source code and decide for yourself if his work is better.Unlocking vs JailbreakingIn case you’re unfamiliar, jailbreaking and unlocking are two entirely different things. Jailbreaking is simply a type of hack that lets you install unapproved third-party applications on your iPhone or iPod Touch from searchable repositories provided by apps like Cydia and Icy. Unlocking, on the other hand, is a hack that lets you use your iPhone on another cellular network. Here in the U.S., that means you can use the iPhone on T-Mobile instead of AT&T. You have to first jailbreak your phone before you can unlock it, but you don’t have to unlock a phone in order to jailbreak it. How to Unlock Your iPhone 3GS in 4 StepsIn order to unlock your iPhone 3GS to work on another carrier’s network, you have to first jailbreak your phone. The instructions below assume you have already done so. Because jailbreaking is a more involved process, we won’t document it in this post. (Note: you can read our online guide “how to jailbreak your iPhone to OS 3.0” to jailbreak your phone).In this case you’ll want to use the software “purplera1n” to perform the jailbreak before using purplesn0w. As always, it’s a good idea to have a current iPhone backup in place in case something goes horribly, horribly wrong and you have to restore your device to factory settings. Also note that at the present time, your phone will have to already be activated in order for this unlock to work. However, it sounds like a “hacktivation” is in the works -meaning that, in the future, you won’t need to officially activate your phone with AT&T (or your country’s default carrier) first. Disable 3G: Go into “Settings,” “General,” “Network,” and then tap the slider that reads “Enable 3G” to set it to the OFF position. Exit back to the main screen when finished.Add the Geohot Repository to Cydia: Again, since you’ve already jailbroken your phone, you should have the Cydia app on your iPhone’s screen. Launch the app and select “Manage” from the set of buttons at the bottom of the screen. Tap “Sources,” “Edit,” then “Add.” Type in apt.geohot.com and hit “Add Source” when done. Tap the “done” button and exit out of the “Manage” section.Install Purplesn0w: Do a search for “Purplesn0w” using Cydia’s search utility. (Actually, since Cydia updates results as you type, you really only need to enter the first few letters.) You’re looking for the package com.geohot.purplesn0w. Once you’ve found that, tap it to see the details. Next, tap the “Install” button and then the “Confirm” button just as if you were installing any other Cydia app. Wait while it installs and watch for the success message output in Cydia. Tap “Return to Cydia” when it’s finished installing and then exit from the Cydia app entirely. Reboot Your iPhone: Press the power button (at the top of the device) until you see the message “slide to power off” appear. Use the slider to power off your device then turn it back on. Once rebooted, your iPhone 3GS will be unlocked. Note: You can follow the same steps as above to install the ultrasn0w unlock as well, if that’s your preference. The only difference is that the repository to add to Cydia is http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com and, obviously, you’ll be looking for the ultrasn0w app to install. Related Posts Tags:#Apple#How To#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more