Re-code a php page

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I have a team.php file that within the past year has been recoded but the page just loads slow. On the page speed test I did online it was 8.06 seconds to fully load.

here is a url of the one of the pages using the team.php file

what i would like to see is this recoded using mysqli as I am switching to that from mysql as i have heard mysql will be obsolete one day
**the code might be fine the way it is and could be the images not being compressed or something like that causing the slowness of the load.

#1. recode to mysqli from mysql
#2. re-code the code if deemed necessary
#3. compress images to help load time
#4. instead of using tables use .css design (have started this using the standings.php file and other parts of site)**can use the leaguestyle.css
#5. anything you might think is required.

If you wish to see any of the code files I can send to you or upload them... also any questions please do not hesitate to ask,

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11/04/2013 at 20:30 PST
So i just compressed by header image using a online compression and it took that page load time from just over 8 seconds down to 5.3 seconds.. Big difference. But I think there is still room in the code for improvement as it gave me a "D" for first time byte

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