The Werks are at the top of their game! Coming off a 2015 that saw the group release the concept album Inside A Dream, The Werks continue to impress with big time jams and great songwriting. Among the highlights from their set at the recent AURA Music & Arts Festival was their original tune “Duck Farm,” an upbeat number with some great guitarwork from Chris Houser.Thanks to the festival, we now have pro-shot, 4K/HD footage of this great jam! Check it out below:
Palace, who sit 18th in the table, find themselves in a similar situation to when Tony Pulis took over last season. Pulis inspired a remarkable turnaround at the club, leading the Eagles to an 11th-place finish, but Pardew insists safety is his only target. “It’s a tough challenge,” Pardew said. “We find ourselves in the bottom three with 18 games to go and home form hasn’t been good. We need to try turn our home situation into a positive. “In terms of the players, they need a lift. Hopefully my arrival, and maybe a signing or two, can do that and hopefully we can go on a run that gets us at least to safety. “Realistically this year, although it was a terrific ending under Tony last year, one place above relegation will be enough for us to build again.” Tottenham will still be without both Ryan Mason and Erik Lamela. Mason had only recently returned from an ankle injury before picking up a hamstring problem early on in the 5-3 victory over Chelsea and the 23-year-old remains sidelined. Press Association Club-record signing Lamela is also out due to a calf issue whilst Emmanuel Adebayor is still not considered fit enough to be in contention for a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. “We analysed Palace, it was a few weeks ago – now they have a new manager who may have a new team and a new way of playing,” Pochettino said. “It is more difficult. He (Pardew) did a great job at Newcastle. I wish him all the best. “I have very good relations with him. Always when you arrive at a new club it is good. It will be good to see him again. After that we try to get three points. “We are in a good momentum but we need to keep that. We need to improve every day. The result against Chelsea was good because it helped us to believe more in our way. “But that is in the past and we always need to look forward to the next game. Palace will be a tough game in a tough stadium.” Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew will be without Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak for his first Barclays Premier League game in charge against Tottenham on Saturday. Winger Bolasie has departed to play for DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations while midfielder Jedinak is away at the Asia Cup with Australia. Striker Marouane Chamakh has missed the last four league matches with a hamstring injury but could return, while midfielder James McArthur is also expected to be fit.
Algeria beat Senegal in the final of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt. The Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah scored the solitary goal as his strike came off an outstretched Salif Sane with his deflected shot leaving Senegalese goalkeeper Alfred Gomis helpless. Djamel Belmadi is now the first local coach to win the title since Stephen Keshi achieved this feat with Nigeria in 2013. Here are Five things we learned from the final.A forgettable finaleThe final did not live up to its potential in terms of the quality displayed. After Baghdad Bounedjah’s goal in the second minute, the Algerians sat back with no intent to add another goal as early as the first half. Senegal piled the pressure on the Algerians but misfired all game as none of their 12 shots went past Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi. The Algerians, on the other hand, proved to be efficient as they had two shots on goal which were all on target. There were a combined fifty fouls in this year’s finals from both teams showing the amount of physicality and preventing the game to flow freely. Aliou Cisse no match for Djamel Belmadi.These two coaches have shown that they are the best coaches out of the pile on the African continent currently. Djamel Belmadi’s side were noted for being the best defensive side conceding two goals throughout the tournament. Aliou Cisse’s side did not take long as they found their feet and performed efficiently except losing to Belmadi’s side twice. On both occasions, Cisse had no answers for Belmadi’s tactics losing to him in the group game and again in the final. Senegal beat Algeria thrice and drew once when both coaches used to be active footballers for their respective national teams. It seems to have changed since they both took in charge of their national teams. Aggressive AlgeriansThe Desert Foxes got their desired quick start and scored one of the strangest opening goals in a final. Baghdad Bounedjah’s goal gave Djamel Belmadi’s side the desired start they have been looking for all tournament. The Algerians look to score first from the sustained pressure and sit deep. After the goal, there were a series of fouls from the Algerians. They tackled aggressively all game committing 14 fouls in the first half and 32 fouls the entire match. A combination of tough tackles and tactical fouls from the North Africans was the highlight of their finals after their goal. Ismael Bennacer the unsung heroThe midfielder was the engine behind Algeria’s title success right from the beginning of the tournament. Playing alongside the solid Adlene Guedioura in the heart of the Algerian midfield, Bennacer delivered both defensively and offensively. Ismael Bennacer was one of two players in this year’s tournament to complete more than 10 dribbles and 10 plus tackles alongside Riyad Mahrez. The Empoli midfielder completed an impressive 12 dribbles and made 10 successful tackles. Bennacer also notched a tournament high three assists tying with Ivory Coast’s Franck Kessie. The 21-year-old deservedly won the player and young player of the tournament. Algeria deserved championsThe Algerians played remarkably well during the whole tournament and carried their impressive run of form to the finals. The Desert Foxes scored 13 goals in the tournament, conceding two and won every group game without conceding a single goal. Coach Djamel Belmadi showed his tactical prowess by adopting a system that did not solely rely on Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez. The system allowed most of their players to shine as Baghdad Bounedjah, Youcef Belaili, Adlene Guedioura and player of the tournament Ismael Bennacer delivered consistent performances throughout. Their defensive discipline was also impressive as Djamel Benlamri, Aissa Mandi and Ramy Bensabaini protected goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi. Adam Ounas and Islam Slimani also played their instrumental roles from the bench whenever they were called upon.One of the most notable achievements for the Desert Foxes was that they never conceded first in a game during the tournament. It would have been surprised if Algeria who were the most balanced team in the tournament did not lift the trophy. —