first_imgMANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, ZABALETA, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, KOLAROV, FERNANDO, FERNANDINHO, NAVAS, DE BRUYNE, STERLING,BONYBOURNEMOUTH (4-5-1)MURRAY, RITCHIE, GOSLING, KING, SURMAN, PUGH, FRANCIS, COOK, DISTIN, DANIELS, BORUCManchester City suffered set-backs against West Ham United and Tottenham but responded last time out with a 6-1 thrashing of Newcastle in which Sergio Aguero scored five goals in a remarkable 20-minute period.Unfortunately for City, Aguero suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Argentina, against Ecuador on October 9 and later admitted he could be out of action for a month.City will also be without David Silva against Bournemouth after the Spaniard sprained an ankle in the European Championship qualifier against Luxembourg last week.With Fabien Delph missing and doubts over Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy, City are beginning to run out of players.At least their win over Newcastle took them back to the top of the Barclays Premier League, two points clear of second-placed Arsenal and Manchester United, who are third.Bournemouth, though, are 15th and just four points clear of the relegation zone after winning just one of their last five – at home to struggling Sunderland.last_img read more

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first_img – / 22 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories A guest of Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Tuesday, Housler said Palmer’s experience is invaluable.“If you aren’t on the same page, he won’t let it slip for a second,” Housler said. “He’ll be in there and he’ll be in your ear telling you what he expected.“It’s not derogatory in any way and I really appreciate it.”And though he passed the question off with a chuckle, odds are Housler also appreciates the fact that Palmer is, shall we say, a legitimate starting quarterback.Last season, Arizona QBs combined to complete just 55.4 percent of their passes for 3,383 yards with 11 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Over in Oakland, Palmer completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 4,018 yards with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.So while the 33-year-old may not be what he once was, it’s tough to argue with the idea that he’s significantly better than what the Cardinals had.And that can only help players whose job is to catch the football.“I think there’s a pedigree to what he brings and you know the name is well known around anybody who follows football,” Housler said of the excitement to play with Palmer. “So for me, even just from a fan perspective being not being in the NFL for most of his career, you see that and you’re kind of like, ‘Alright, you know, it’s Carson Palmer here.’” Over the course of two NFL seasons, Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler has caught 57 passes for 550 yards and zero touchdowns.A 6-foot-5, 250-pound player with good hands who can run, much more has been — and is — expected of the former Florida Atlantic player.Housler expects big things of himself this season, and with Carson Palmer under center it would seem as if he has no more excuses. Because let’s be honest, the team’s QB woes the last two years certainly left a negative impact. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Rob Housler, Cardinals Tight End Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more