Westley chats to Adrian Durham in first interview since Peterborough sacking

first_img 2 Sacked Peterborough manager Graham Westley chatted to Adrian Durham It has not been an easy season for Peterborough fans and here, Adrian Durham – a supporter all his life – sat down with Graham Westley, who recently lost his job as Posh manager, to talk about the last few months…Graham Westley was a shock appointment at Peterborough United back in September, but he hit the ground running with results good enough to lift the club from the bottom half of League One and into the play-off places.Top goal scorer Conor Washington was sold for £2.5m in January, and after an epic FA Cup battle with West Bromwich Albion in the same month, performances and results completely fell off a cliff and Westley was sacked after yet another home defeat at the weekend. He lasted seven months and Posh are now searching for a fourth permanent manager in 14 months.This is Westley’s first interview since he left Posh…You flew to Florida where the chairman is based, however, before that he hadn’t publicly displayed much of an appetite to appoint you, so what happened over there?GW: When I first spoke to Darragh MacAnthony by phone, we struck up a fantastic rapport. The bulk of our chat was around ambition, football philosophy and attitude to winning. I think we both instantly felt on a common page. Florida just cemented that. I’d been to watch the team play at Oldham in the meanwhile and our chat was much more player specific. But we talked relentlessly and our rapport just grew. By the time I flew back I was expecting to be offered the job. It took a few days, but a contract offer arrived and a deal to 2018 was quickly agreed.You must have known Mark Cooper, Jim Gannon and Dave Robertson all lasted only months at Posh, and Darren Ferguson, the most successful manager, was sacked twice by the chairman, so what made you think you’d be different?GW: It is evident from outside that Darragh is a tough bloke to work for. Tough has never scared me. I believe in my ability to succeed in a tough situation. In seven months, I produced two full internationals, gave the Club a great Cup run, in Barry Fry’s wordsplayed the ‘best football’ in his 20 Posh years, sold Conor for a considerable multi million pound fee, helped develop several other lads into valuable commodities (Anderson, Forrester) and lifted the club from relegation candidacy in 18th to mid-table safety in 14th. I won 44 per cent of my games having inherited a team with a poor win record. All that with an inherited squad not my squad.How did you turn a below average League One striker, Conor Washington, into a £2.5m player in four months? What did you do or say to him?GW: To this day, Conor and I are in very close contact. He is a fantastic lad. When he left Peterborough, he wrote me a message outlining the specific changes that he had made to his game under my management in seven key areas; technically, tactically, physically, personally, professionally, mentally and as a team player. Those changes were simple but significant ideas that he had taken on board and that were central to his evolution as a player. So, for instance, I worked hard to teach Con the ways of finishing different types of chances in the most regularly profitable way. The key to Conor was himself; he both wants to learn and can learn. He realises that learning is in what changes you make to what you do, not what changes you say you are going to make. He is an international goal scorer now and he can go all the way.Were you told what would happen to the club if Conor wasn’t sold in January?GW: When I joined I knew that I would have to sell a key man in January – it was essential. It was expected to be Jermaine Anderson, but his knee injury blew that away.I recently played back the West Brom Cup replay and Posh were magnificent. Why did it go so wrong so quickly after that?GW: Our team against WBA was Alnwick; Baldwin, Bostwick, Zakuani, Fox; Samuelson, Forrester, Beautyman, Taylor; Angol, Coulthirst. I remember that off the top of my head to this day. On that night, I played a 4-4-2 system, which went against the club philosophy of playing a midfield diamond. I couldn’t see the diamond coping with WBA and was afforded some freedom to ditch club policy and play an extra defender at full back by Smith’s suspension. On the night, the lads played ‘up’. They ran further distance and further high intensity distance than they ever did before or after. The television coverage, spotlight and opportunity of round five clearly turned them on. Learning to play with ambition and the relentless intensity that ambition creates is a huge challenge for the Posh players. It is their big opportunity. 2 The last time I saw you and the chairman together it looked like you had an awesome relationship – how did that turn sour?GW: My relationship with Darragh is strong. I enjoy his conversation and his banter. I wrote him a private note on Monday to say thank you for everything and wished him very sincere good luck. I will look forward to meeting him for a beer and a craic when he is next in London. We enjoyed some great moments together and I know he appreciates what I did achieve. He and I disagree on certain players. That is the long and short of the big problem between us. It became a bit destructive between us really. Nobody is really silly enough to think the chunky losses of Alnwick, Elder, Bostwick, Zakuani, Forrester, Anderson, Angol, Washington weren’t going to derail results. Everybody in football I have spoken to acknowledges the massive damage those losses would make. As positive as we both are, in our hearts we both must realise that smaller clubs like ours need our big players fit. We had a dodgy run of results, but we got back on a winning track, won four of my last eight once I got some big hitters back and were giving youngsters valuable game time when losing. Don’t believe that results were the issue. The squad was not deep enough in experience, strength or quality to cope without those senior lads, especially whilst I was still learning who could do what in the squad. You can’t sell Conor and expect a Conference North, U21 or League Two striker to replace him within five minutes. Let’s be serious. They’d be going for millions themselves if they were ready to be Conor!They needed time. They still need time. They have the potential, for sure and bit by bit they will all prove that.The problem for me was that the job next year was about winning a league title. The chairman believed in lads and attitudes that I didn’t. And I believed in lads and attitudes that he didn’t. That is it. That caused our friction. But it was all professional. Nothing personal. Maybe he is right. Maybe I am right. We’ll never know. But he wants a manager who believes in his players. He feels he has a title winning combination. I tried hard to believe in all his men. But I couldn’t see it his way. I couldn’t believe in the same vision of a team as him. So he is heading where he believes he will win next year’s title. I respect that. I really do. I could have piped down. I could have kept my head down. But I wanted to win the title and I didn’t want to fall short by not fighting for what I believed in. I fought; I lost. I didn’t want to be sacked. But I wasn’t going to fail by not being strong about my beliefs. Just as he wasn’t going to fall short by backing my views that he didn’t believe in. We both move on. But firmly as friends. I’d work with him again. He is a winner. Which is why he has won promotions. And I would certainly not back against him winning his title next year. Just because I cannot see his way to the title does not mean that it won’t happen. There is more than one way of skinning a cat.Your team selection left us all baffled on too many occasions – it bordered on the bizarre. Why so many changes? The results were awful so the constant wholesale changes clearly didn’t work. Honestly, what were you doing?GW: Come on! I inherited a squad I didn’t know. I quickly looked at a few combinations. Then found a ‘best team’. That team found serious form. I was Manager of the Month in November and we won six out of six. Alnwick; Smith Santos Bostwick Elder; Forrester Anderson Taylor Oztumer; Angol Washington. That team was awesome at League One level. Injury, suspension, international call ups and cup tied players tore that team to pieces and created loads of selection problems. I tried all sorts of combinations of players that I was learning to deal with the problems, which kept on coming. But I didn’t crack it from within the squad and in the face of the relentless issues.On Sunday, Ranieri dropped Albrighton and played Schlupp because he knew that losing Vardy took something from his team that he couldn’t replace 1 on 1. Selection does give a manager those kind of issues. So, yes; some of my selections may have looked complicated but always with good reason. I believe in selection stability. Trust me. Our November results bear testament to the benefits of that.Four months were superb, three months were terrible – was the chairman right to sack you?GW: I answered that above. I think I could have delivered him his stated desire of the League title. But I’d sooner be sacked now arguing than sacked down the line for failing without sticking to my guns.My view of Posh now is that we sell players and sack managers and that’s it. What, if anything, do you think is wrong with my club?GW: Posh will always have to sell players and that will constantly set the Club back. But without transfer funds, the Club won’t fund a wage bill to get anywhere close to Bolton, Sheffield United, Bradford, Coventry, Charlton… and the many other, much bigger clubs competing in League One. You can sell and win. I won a League title at Stevenage immediately after selling Steve Morison. So it is possible, but I signed an experienced striker to replace him, believing that was necessary. I felt a youngster would set us back as we tried to step up. Getting the balance right between signing youngsters with potential and experienced lads with winning know how is the challenge for Posh in my opinion. Too little experience allows too many young habits to flourish.Is the chairman getting it wrong?GW: The chairman has a tough gig in front of him. He lives in America, runs the Club across the seas and from time to time in the UK, and he has his global business to run, too. It must be tough for him. From where I stand, he has given his everything and he needs help. The Club has huge stadium costs and every lost season ticket or match day ticket hurts him personally. He is even meeting season ticket holders personally to encourage renewal. That is an incredible effort for a man to commit. He has left his family in the States to come across and meet season ticket holders. There aren’t many people who would give that much. Darragh MacAnthony has led three promotions in nine years. Not many chairmen will deliver that. Those who do deserve respect.It feels to me like you missed a golden opportunity at Posh, is that how it feels to you?GW: I was managing a fantastic crop of players. Lads like Jermaine, Ricardo and Forrester can go all the way and many others will cut it in the Championship. With the right culling, and the right additions, I honestly believe that we could have created a title winning team. But the Chairman did not share my vision. I am not convinced that I could have delivered his vision. I don’t see the same route to winning that he does from where we were. But I’ve said that already.Finally, Ricardo Santos, football genius. Sometimes I think he’s brilliant, other times I’m not so sure. Tell me what you see that makes you so sure he can go all the way?GW: Ricardo has physical and footballing attributes that are rare. Size, pace, technique. When he is aggressive he is awesome. On the training ground, I managed to produce it. Never quite in games, and not consistently, but aggression and consistency can be taught.And I think he will learn both because he is a good lad.Catch Adrian every weekday on talkSPORT Drive between 4pm and 7pmlast_img read more

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Ranieri has earned the right to turn Leicester around says Swans’ boss Clement

first_img Clement has come out in favour of under-pressure boss Ranieri 1 Paul Clement believes Claudio Ranieri has earned the right to turn Leicester’s season around as the faltering Premier League champions prepare to meet his Swansea side.Four straight defeats have left Leicester just one point above the drop zone, on the same number of points as Swansea, ahead of Sunday’s crunch relegation showdown at the Liberty Stadium.Reports also surfaced recently that Ranieri has been losing his grip on the dressing room after confusing players with tactics and team selection.But Ranieri insists everything is normal and he received a vote of confidence from Leicester’s Thai owners, who pledged their “unwavering support” to the 65-year-old Italian, before the Foxes beat Derby 3-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday night.“You never know what the truth is coming out of those situations,” Clement said.“But some of the talk coming out about unrest I don’t understand.“Players speaking to the chairman and pundits talking about who might be the next coach of Leicester is not right.“He was a good manager going into Leicester, having been manager of Chelsea, Inter Milan and other very good clubs.“But based on what he did last year he is a very good coach and manager.“Tactically he is very good and he did amazingly well with that group of players.“He got them so mentally tough during that run-in they had. People thought they would fall away, but they kept winning 1-0 week in and week out.“What he did last year was truly remarkable, and for that alone he deserves time to put it right.”While Leicester enter Sunday’s clash in poor league form, Swansea are in a confident mood despite losing 2-1 at Manchester City last weekend.Swansea had won three of their four games since Clement arrived at the start of January before Gabriel Jesus’ stoppage-time winner denied them a point at the Etihad Stadium.“It has surprised me, but then it was a big surprise last season as well,” Clement said of Leicester’s struggles.“I watched it unfold at the end and enjoyed what a magical spectacle it was.“They’ve had a difficult year and it just shows how tough this league is.“It’s uncharted territory for Leicester, first of all how they won the league last year and this year defending it.“But they are still a very good team and we’ve got to make sure they don’t put things right against us.”last_img read more

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Who to trust? Penalty success rate of players in Liverpool’s current squad

first_img2 James Milner misses his penalty in the Champions League win over Maribor There’s no denying Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has a problem with who to pick for penalty duties.James Milner’s failure to convert from the spot in the 3-0 win over Maribor mid-week is a fourth successive penalty to be missed at Anfield.This led talkSPORT.com to find out the penalty success rate of players from Klopp’s current squad. Here’s the standing: With Milner the latest to slip up, perhaps it could be time for Daniel Sturridge to re-establish his importance to the team in attack.last_img read more

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A story served up in style

first_imgThe highlight of the meal, though, was the platter. And to understand the platter, you must understand the mind of a mother of a Los Angeles transplant. My mom hates the fact that I live 3,000 miles away. So whenever she sees anything sports-related, she thinks of me, because I love sports. Even if the object in question is absolutely ridiculous. Too often, she buys it and sends it to me. About five years ago, she sent me a large ceramic platter. On one end, a ceramic television rises out of the base, with a small picture of a quarterback about to throw a football on the screen. On the other end is a man sitting in an armchair, watching the game. In between, a football field. “That platter is great, because not only does it have the dude sitting there in front of the ceramic TV with painted images of a football game, but it also has those quotes along the rim,” Raju said. “All sort of cliché sports-ish quotes. Like `That’s a terrible call!”‘ Said Metinko: “I’ve never had to carve a turkey around a little man watching a fake television, and I likely never will have to again.” The platter formed the frame for the turkey, and was the centerpiece of a very cluttered Thanksgiving dinner (to see a picture of the famous platter, with the turkey carcass nestled between the TV and the dude, visit dailynews.com). I left the platter at Sharat’s apartment. Three years later, he still has it. And three years later, we’re still joking about it. Most people spend holidays with family, and this year, I’m spending Thanksgiving with my fiancee and her parents – my new family. But that bachelors Thanksgiving was great. It was a bunch of friends getting together, watching TV, drinking beer and just hanging out. That’s not a bad way to spend a holiday, either. josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com (818) 713-3669160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’I’m a Los Angeles transplant. I was raised in New York, went to school in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles in 2000. Like many other transplants, I moved out here with no family and few friends in Southern California. Around the holidays, when friends and co-workers get together with family, it can be depressing. So in 2003, Sharat Raju, a college friend, invited me to his apartment for a bachelor Thanksgiving. There were about a half-dozen of us – no family, no girlfriends. Chris Metinko, another college friend, drove down from San Francisco and was put in charge of the food. “Because the recipes called for more than beer, I had to come down to Sharat’s with a bag full of herbs and seasonings, because Sharat had little in his cabinets,” Metinko said. “He ended up getting a big turkey and it barely fit in his small little oven. “One of the best moments was when Sharat came in to make the mashed potatoes. He had bought a bag of potatoes, and thought you just needed to mash them. When I asked him where the milk was, he said, `You need milk to make mashed potatoes?”‘ The phone call came about three hours before Thanksgiving dinner, and it was urgent. Did I have a platter? We had everything for a great Thanksgiving dinner. A turkey for the meat eaters, tofurkey for the vegetarians, stuffing, side dishes. All that was missing was a nice, big plate to serve the bird. This is what happens when a half-dozen bachelors, living far away from home, get together for a holiday dinner: Turkey gets eaten on the most ridiculous platter in the history of serving dishes. But first, the background. last_img
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David Beckham making audacious attempt to sign Lionel Messi for MLS franchise

first_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:37Loaded: 3.57%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The radio station claim the Argentina international’s advisers have quoted huge demands, which may not be feasible for Inter Miami.If Beckham can convince Messi to sign it would be a huge coup for the club and MLS.Any move would appear unlikely, however, with LaLiga’s all-time record goalscorer a committed one club man. rookie error Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more 1 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta latest statement BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ on target David Beckham has reportedly made contact with Lionel Messi over a move to his new MLS franchise.Inter Miami are entering Major League Soccer in 2020 and are building a squad to take on the best the league has to offer. Michael Kurn picks Ronaldo over Messi for his international achievements Barca president Josep Bartomeu played down the chances of the club’s superstar leaving in the summer.He said: “I doubt he’d want to play for another club, but he has earned liberty over his future.“He’s a big Barca fan and I have no doubt he’ll want to continue until 2021 and we hope another year too.” Barcelona-based Catalunya Radio claim Beckham has reached out to Messi with a ‘huge deal’ to be the face of the new franchise.The Barcelona star can remarkably leave the LaLiga giants for free at the end of the season, but it is believed they want to give him a ‘lifetime contract’. targets stalemate AFP OR LICENSORS Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals Lionel Messi has scored 603 goals for Barcelona LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

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WSLM Listening Area Included in IDEM’s Air Quality Action Day on Wednesday

first_imgThe Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued anand is forecasting high ozone levels for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the following areas: Southeast Indiana – Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott, and WashingtonSouthwest Indiana – Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and WarrickCentral Indiana – Marion, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan and ShelbyIDEM encourages everyone to help reduce ozone by making simple changes to their daily habits. You can:Walk, bike, carpool or use public transportationAvoid using the drive-through and combine errands into one tripAvoid refueling your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until after 7 p.m.Turn off your engine when idling for more than 30 secondsConserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air conditioner to 75 degrees or aboveAnyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.  IDEM examines weather patterns and current ozone readings to make daily air quality forecasts. To learn more about ozone or sign up for air quality forecasts, visit www.SmogWatch.IN.gov or download our iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smogwatch/id882860480?mt=8 Ground-level ozone is formed when sunlight and hot weather bake vehicle exhaust, factory emissions and gasoline vapors. Ozone in the upper atmosphere blocks ultraviolet radiation, but ozone near the ground is a lung irritant that can cause coughing and breathing difficulties. About the ozone standard: On October 1, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) finalized the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. The new rule sets more stringent standards, lowering both the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) standards from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb. Because of the stricter standard, it is possible that Indiana may see an increase in the number of air quality action days (AQAD) due to ozone in 2016. IDEM encourages all Hoosiers to be proactive and help reduce ozone for those who may be sensitive.last_img read more

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Cloud Computing: IBM and Oracle Cloud Businesses Fail to Impress

first_imgOracle and IBM.  Big names.  Big vendors.  But are they being dropped from the pack?Mark Murphy, analyst at JPMorgan, said in June 2018 that “only 6.5% of vendors voted for Oracle as being indispensable to their operations. At the same time, Amazon’s importance to CIOs showed material improvement.”Thomas Labrecque, Professor of Business Technology at Villanova, wrote that “despite its slow-and-steady movement toward newer product and service offerings, IBM is still well-anchored in past business models and business units (which it still must jettison). IBM is revered as an elder, but not yet widely celebrated as an industry innovator, certainly not like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon or even Microsoft.”Matt Assay, Head of the Developer Ecosystem at Adobe, wrote that “Maybe [IBM and Oracle] are reconciled to sitting at the children’s table of cloud, but the problem for both IBM and Oracle is cloud is eating their existing businesses. It has eaten the server business and now starting to feast in earnest on software infrastructure, including the database, which is the profitable heart of these companies. IBM’s revenue implosion has been on display quarterly for years. “last_img read more

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Jayalalithaa appoints Lakshmi Pranesh as chief secretary of Tamil Nadu

first_imgJ. Jayalalithaa has done it again. In keeping with her penchant of installing women in high posts in the government, she appointed Lakshmi Pranesh as the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu. The first woman to hold the post in the state, 57-year-old Pranesh replaces Sukhavaneswar in a surprise move -,J. Jayalalithaa has done it again. In keeping with her penchant of installing women in high posts in the government, she appointed Lakshmi Pranesh as the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu. The first woman to hold the post in the state, 57-year-old Pranesh replaces Sukhavaneswar in a surprise move – she is the fourth chief secretary in the past 18 months of AIADMK rule. Soon after issuing the appointment order, Jayalalithaa personally broke the news.Even before the new chief secretary took charge, the chief minister told a convocation ceremony at the Mother Teresa Women’s University in Chennai, “Equality and opportunity are vital in improving the status of women. Today, my Government has appointed a woman as the chief secretary, which is a pathbreaking measure.” Pranesh, who was principal secretary in the Food Department, says, “It feels good. But then I am not the only woman chief secretary in the country.” A 1968-batch IAS officer, Pranesh is known to be a low-key performer among her peers. Jayalalithaa can justifiably claim credit for promoting women. Five of the 35 department secretaries are women – Girija Vaidyanathan (health), C.K. Gariyali (social welfare), Shanta Sheela Nair (rural development), Leena Nair (handlooms) and Susan Mathew (youth and sports). More remarkable is the fact that the Wakf Board is also headed by a woman, Bader Sayeed – the first such instance in the country. When Muslim organisations found fault with her appointment, Sayeed shot back, “There is nothing wrong in a woman heading the Wakf. Madam (Jayalalithaa) appoints only deserving women.” There’s more. The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption – now on a raiding spree at DMK leaders’ residences – has Additional Director General of Police G. Thilakavathy at the helm. While the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is headed by Jayanti, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has Sheela Rani Chunkat as the chairperson. Did they say it’s reigning women in Tamil Nadu?advertisementlast_img read more

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Moto X (2nd Gen) 32GB now available at up to Rs.6,000 discount via Flipkart

first_imgIn line with our earlier report, Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched the 32 GB variant of its much acclaimed Moto X second generation smartphone in India. The 32 GB variant just like the 16 GB variant is now available for grabs exclusively via online retail site Flipkart at a price tag of Rs.32,999.Moreover, Flipkart is also offering a discount of up to Rs.6,000 when you buy the Moto X (2nd Gen) 32GB variant in exchange of your old smartphone. Under the scheme, customers can get the Moto phone at a price as low as Rs.26,999. The scheme is applicable under Flipkart’s general terms and conditions, which can be read in detail upon visiting the website.That’s not all, Flipkart has also cut the price for the Moto X (2nd Gen) 16 GB variant by Rs.2,000. The 16GB variant of the second gen Moto X is now available at a price tag of Rs. 29,999 (for the basic plastic back panel version) and Rs. 31,999 (for the leather and wood finish back panels variants). The 16 GB variant was initially launched at Rs. 31,999 and Rs. 33,999 respectively.The 32GB variant of the Moto X (2nd Gen) boasts of the same specifications set as that of the 16GB version with the only difference being that the former comes with 32GB of internal storage. The device comes with 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor alongside 2GB RAM.It sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED ring flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and decks in a 2300mAh battery.advertisementlast_img read more

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