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The infirmary is filling up quickly in Winnipeg, and the offensively fraught Blue Bombers are counting on a few number-twos to fill in and help the club earn their first win at Investors Group Field, and more importantly, snag another victory over an East Division rival before a string of contests against a dangerous looking West. Fake NBA Jerseys . "As the football nature of things work, you always get hurt at the same position," said head coach Tim Burke. "Its the way it always works." Starting defensive tackles Bryant Turner and J.T. Gilmore remain out for Week 4 against the visiting Argonauts, as well as linebackers Rene Stephan and Jeremy McGee. Terrell Parker, the teams new starting weak-side linebacker, was lost to a torn ACL against the Tiger-Cats in Week 3. Ian Wild was activated off the practice roster and will slot in for Parker as well as for long-snapper Chris Cvetkovic who injured his calf in practice. "It definitely helps that you have one of the best defences in the CFL that youre playing on," said Wild, who enters his first professional game this week. "Youve just got to do your role. I think thats why our defence is so good, because everybody does their role and we play team defence." Some good news on the Blue and Gold injury front is the long-awaited return of strong-side linebacker Johnny Sears after recovering from offseason knee surgery. "Everything is feeling good right now so its about time to get back and let loose," said Sears, who thinks he and Wild will have a smooth transition into the starting lineup. "I think well be able to hit the ground running. I think it was difficult the first day at practice because new guys were getting in new positions but I think from watching a lot of film and getting the reps at practice — single reps for just us in particular — I think we should be fine." The most devastatingly hit position is the receiving corps — the same group quarterback Buck Pierce is having trouble utilizing consistently through the seasons first three weeks. Starters Terrence Edwards (shoulder), Chris Matthews (back), and leading pass-catcher Cory Watson (hamstring) are all out, leaving backups Isaac Anderson, Doug Pierce, and Rory Kholert to fill in. Third-year receivers Jade Etienne and Clarence Denmark round out the suddenly inexperienced group. But whoever is on the receiving end, it all starts with offensive leader Buck Pierce, who has taken an inordinate amount of sacks this season as offensive coordinator Gary Crowtons new system for 2013 works to keep him "protected" in the pocket. "Sometimes Buck has got to help us by getting rid of the ball," said Crowton. "I think Buck can do a little bit better job getting rid of that football and not take the sacks. Even though we gave up six sacks (against Hamilton), which were not happy with at all, I think the rest of the time we were passing we had a cleaner pocket. He has better vision and could see what he was looking at without a guy in his face when throwing the ball. That was positive. We just cant have those errors." But after another relatively uninspiring outing under Crowtons new system, the team plans to take the reins off Pierce in Week 4 and allow him to play his gunslinger-type game and work to extend plays outside of the pocket. "Until you really break out and have a great game and show everybody what you can do — we just havent done that this year, so those question marks are still kind of floating around." The nine-year veteran is clearly eager to show what he is capable of. "I love going against this type of defence," said Pierce on facing the Argonauts. "For the challenges that they pose, and I think weve got a good plan going in this week, so Im excited about it." "Ive always kind of related (Toronto defensive coordinator) Chris Jones as a guy that wants to go out there and brawl," added Pierce. "My mentality coming into this game is its going to be a fight. Its going to be a fight and Im ready for 12 rounds of it."   Wholesale NBA Jerseys . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Clearance NBA Jerseys . Tevez, who has had conflicts with coaches in the past, has not been called up since Sabella was named coach in 2011. Argentina boasts Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di Maria. . He was followed closely by David Clarkson, donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United has replaced an abrasive and tough-minded Scotsman with ... another abrasive and tough-minded Scotsman. In fact, the similarities between Alex Ferguson and David Moyes are so numerous that its uncanny. They were born six miles (10 kilometres) from each other in working-class Glasgow. Their fathers were employed by the same shipbuilding company. They were both decent club players but neither played for their national team. They both have a passion for horse racing, co-owning horses. They both own raging tempers and a fiercely competitive work ethic. And, of course, they are both brilliant managers -- loyal, committed to developing young players and keen to play an attacking brand of football. The phrase "cut from the same cloth" has been doing the rounds in Britain as pundits, fans and former players assessed the likelihood of Moyes replacing Ferguson as manager of one of the worlds biggest clubs. In the end, it was never really in doubt. "He has a near-identical work ethic, character, competitiveness to that of Sir Alex," said former England manager Steve McClaren, who used to be Fergusons assistant at United. "Its the master and the apprentice." Ferguson recommended Moyes as his replacement, 15 years after approaching his compatriot to become his assistant. That Moyes turned him down, focusing instead on being a manager in his own right, shows the kind of character United has taken on. Moyes is Ferguson minus the experience and the trophies. In fact, its the lack of silverware on his CV that will lead to some raising their eyebrows at his appointment. But that would be missing the point. Under the circumstances and given Evertons skimpy budget, the 50-year-old Moyes has done a fine job at Goodison Park, finishing in the top six on four occasions after taking over in 2002 with the club staring relegation in the face. Since 2007, Everton has always placed eighth or higher. Over time, some of the football his teams have played has been attractive. "We have had a really good 11 years with David and its my and the clubs job to find a worthy successor and build on what David has quite definitely brought to the football club and move on from there," said Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, who appeared close to tears as he discussed the departure of his long-time manager and close friend. "Im pretty convinced that Evertonians will only look upon David Moyes with gratitude and admiration." That Moyes will have a chance to attempt the same with world-class players at United also makes it a triumph for British football, as British managers have long been passed over for the big jobs in the Premier League. A solid defender who started his professional career at Celtic before flitting around low-profile clubs in England and Scotland, Moyes appeared a natural fit as a coach and started his managerial career in 1999 at Preston North End -- his final club as a player. Cheap NBA Jerseys. Preston was in English footballs third tier at the time and gained promotion under Moyes in his second full season. In 2002, he became manager of Everton, which had lost its way after rivaling Liverpool as Englands biggest team in the mid-to-late 1980s. Everton twice narrowly avoided relegation in Moyes first three years before he came into his own in the 2004-05 season -- the first after the departure of Wayne Rooney to United -- by breaking the cartel of the so-called Big Four of United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool and finishing fourth, ahead of Liverpool. However, Everton failed to get past Villarreal in the final qualifying round of the Champions League and Moyes is yet to sample Europes top competition. That he has survived 10 full seasons at one Premier League club in the current climate of impatience and short-termism is testament not only to Moyes skill but also the closeness of his relationship with Kenwright. By giving him a six-year deal, United is also ready to give him time. Moyes has become more amiable as the years have progressed. Once quite a stern figure, he is now charming and approachable. He has spent time as a pundit for BBC radio in the last couple of seasons and has also written insightful columns in the Sunday Times newspaper, often about European and world football. In fact, it was to Europe -- and, more specifically, Germany -- where Moyes was expected to head after completing his stint at Everton. "I always had the hope of being a coach abroad -- if I had the choice, I would probably go to Germany, in part because of the mentality, which is similar to mine," Moyes told France Football magazine in December. If that was just a ruse to entice the big teams in England, it may just have worked. Moyes preaches the values of stability and good football, just as Ferguson has. What he now needs to add is a winners mentality. Hell know there will be no transitional period at a huge club like United, and the presence of Ferguson in the directors box -- and his name on the stand that faces the dugouts at Old Trafford -- will always be a reminder of the job he has taken on. United believes Moyes is ready for it. "I have no doubt that he will bring an energy and commitment to deliver winning football that is part of the fabric of this club," United vice chairman Ed Woodward said in welcoming Moyes to Old Trafford. "In this respect, he is cut from the same cloth as the Old Trafford greats who go before him." Ferguson will wholeheartedly agree. ' ' ' 

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