Cahill should have seen red for dive, says Bruce

first_imgHull City manager Steve Bruce was left frustrated at some of the key decisions from referee Chris Foy at Stamford Bridge as his side fell to a 2-0 defeat.Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both found the back of the net for Jose Mourinho’s men who remain top of the Premier League as they defeated the Tigers, who played with ten men for the final half an hour.Tom Huddlestone saw red for the visitors but Bruce was left disappointed by Foy’s decision not to send off Gary Cahill for a perceived dive in the second half.“It is difficult enough to come to Chelsea and we might not even have been good enough to win against ten men anyway but I am convinced that if the referee had done his job properly today Gary Cahill would have received a yellow card for diving, he has tried to win a penalty,” Bruce said.Former Tottenham midfielder huddlestone saw red moments after the incident and the 53-year-old believes Foy’s leniency may have influenced the horrific challenge that led to his sending off.“The problem with Tom Huddlestone’s [red card] was the whole of my team were immensely frustrated by that decision, which has even got to Tom, who is one of the nicest guys in football. [The decision] has produced an awful tackle and I have no qualms that it is a red card.“It is the correct decision, but the trouble is he feels aggrieved, this is not Eden Hazard who flies down the wing at speed you can almost understand him going down, but this is England’s centre-half and he knows what he is doing because we’ve all done it and it should have been a second yellow and they should have had ten men with 30-40 minutes to go.”last_img read more

Exec shuffle at Sony

first_imgCULVER CITY – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is reorganizing its executive ranks as it begins selling movies through digital downloads over the Internet and prepares for the long-awaited launch of high definition Blu-Ray discs next month, the company said Thursday. The division’s president, Benjamin Feingold, assumed the new title of president of Worldwide Home Entertainment, digital distribution and acquisitions. He will focus on developing and managing the distribution of movies and other Sony content via Internet, and such mobile devices as cell phones and PlayStation Portables. Feingold will also negotiate key acquisition agreements, among other responsibilities. “By reorganizing our home entertainment division now, we are positioning ourselves to deliver entertainment to people wherever, whenever and however they want to enjoy it,” Feingold said. With Feingold’s additional responsibilities, he has named three people to his senior executive team to tackle day-to-day operations: David Bishop as president of Sony’s North American home video business; Matt Brown as executive vice president, Europe, based in London; and Sean Carey as executive vice president of digital distribution and product acquisitions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAlso as part of the reorganization, six current SPHE executives have been promoted and given new titles: Robin Russell, senior executive vice president and general manager, worldwide; Marshall Forster, senior executive vice president, North America; Adrian Alperovich, senior vice president, international; Lexine Wong, senior executive vice president, worldwide marketing; Don Eklund, executive vice president, advanced technologies; and James Mercs, executive vice president and general manager of Sony Pictures Digital Authoring Center. “As business migrates forward, this organizational change … will create the right team to respond quickly and effectively to today’s ever-changing environment,” Feingold said.Sony’s new download service is offered through Movielink and CinemaNow and has so far included such titles as “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Brokeback Mountain.” “While nothing can replace the theatrical experience, we want people to have the opportunity to see our movies in their homes or wherever they desire,” said Amy Pascal, chairman of Sony Picture Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. “The Internet can make it easier for more people to see more of our films, and we’re proud to be opening up this new avenue of entertainment.” Sony’s reorganization comes after similar moves by Paramount Home Video and Warner Home Video. [email protected] (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more