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  • Ruibal, ‘txirimiri’ offensive amid drought in Leganés

    first_imgSuffer the Leganés a period of drought in a depleted attack to the minimum. The output of Sabin Merino (Deportivo de la Coruña) and the sale of In Nesyri (Sevilla) have left Javier Aguirre with only two strikers: Braithwaite and Carrillo. The Mexican coach has already slipped into the press room that Needs reinforcements in attack. But in the meantime, invent solutions and maximize resources. Of the first is Kevin Rodrigues, who on Sunday in Wanda served as second striker despite being lateral. Of the seconds is a Aitor Ruibal that in recent games, in the face of attacking adversity, it has grown to show that it may be an option to strengthen the lead. A plan B until unpublished time that closes more if it fits his options to leave in January. The club was already suspicious. Now even more. The first spark gave it on Copa del Rey, against Ebro. Despite the modest rival (a Second B), the Catalan attacker proved ready to play as a starter if necessary. It was, of the eleven players that the Basque took home, the most active. He attacked the space on a recurring basis and took advantage of his speed to strike with hospitalized constants from the right side.Aguirre deployed it as a right-handed end in an unpublished 4-3-3 until then. And there, upstairs (usually the Mexican had placed him as a right-handed lane) showed that, as the coach himself said in the previous one, he also Ruibal It is alternative to the cucumber attack. A speed game that allows midfielders to show off more so that they can show more of their deep pass resources than with the air ball, the formula that dominates when they play Cheek. Hyperactive substitute in WandaBefore Atlético de Madrid, Ruibal He waited for a turn on the bench and on that meadow where he already wore Rayo Majadahonda (scored three goals during the majariego banishment to the rojiblanco stadium) played a good game. Although he only had 30 minutes, he left in 61 ‘, the flashes that accompanied his plays were especially prominent. The most prominent occasion was born from his boots.A boarding school for speed in which it exceeded Thomas. His pass back inside the area let him pass Braithwaite. The athletic defense cleared it, but the rejection fell to Hard. Only Savic could avoid the malagueño goal, which he lamented while in the area the rest of the pickles congratulated Ruibal for his action.Plays like this one or the ones he deployed in the Pedro Sáncho de Zaragoza in Copa could give you the opportunity to play at the start Camp Nou. With no more offensive resources than Carrillo and Braithwaite as natural battering rams, Ruibal’s alternative charges weight. The blue and white ’19’ has become an offensive txirimiri amid so much drought of signings.last_img read more

  • Butragueño: “I am convinced that the fans will respond”

    first_imgUbarrechea: “The rival we least wanted”For its part, Mikel Ubarrechena, vice president of the Real Sociedad, said today about the quarter-final qualifier of the Copa del Rey that will measure his team against Real Madrid, a single match at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, which this was probably the least desired scenario.“When you come here, what you least want is for Real Madrid to touch you and more for Santiago Bernabéu. The confrontation will be very complicated, very difficult. Maybe it was the rival we least wanted, “he said.“You have to enjoy it, it’s a match. The Real is in a very good moment of play, with spark, it is a young and very hungry team. We are going to try to make it as complicated as possible to Real Madrid, “he added.On the other hand, he talked about the state of form of his player Alexander Isak: “He is at an optimal moment, he has been playing for three straight games against First teams. He really wants, a lot of projection and also illusion. He is currently a very important player in the squad, one of the key men in the team. “ Sensations. “Happy to be in the draw. As always, he will be a difficult opponent. We play at home and we have to use it in our favor, but in front we will have a team that is conducting a magnificent campaign.”Royal style. “They play very well. They have very direct creative players. We have to take advantage of the positive dynamics and favorable results of the last weeks. The fans are very important in these games. You have to keep in mind that it is only one game, you decide the semifinalist in 90 minutes. I am convinced they will respond and help us. “3-1 in November. “The team has been performing very high for many weeks now. Something significant is that all the players are offering a great level and that is remarkable. We have a great squad and Zidane is handling it wisely. Regardless of who plays, everyone is engaged. and everyone’s attitude is magnificent. “Calendar (Derbi, Cup, Osasuna …). “This does not stop, we have to be prepared for some very demanding weeks. Each game is a challenge and a difficulty. All teams have their goals and you have to try your best. We are very excited for everything that comes.”last_img read more

  • Djokovic: “I grew up during the war, that made me stronger”

    first_imgThe Belgrade tennis participant confessed that this has made him develop as an individual and as a tennis participant. “That has been my base, I got here actually out of nowhere and I’ve been by means of very troublesome occasions with my household and my individuals. Remembering the place I come from all the time conjures up me and motivates me to strive more durable. That’s one in all the the explanation why I discover that further and that psychological energy to beat the challenges after they come up. “ Novak Djokovic confirmed his profitable gene and combativeness at the Australian Open after profitable Dominic Thiem in the remaining 5 units to realize his eighth title on the Melbourne exhausting monitor and, by the way, get well the number one of the ATP rating to the detriment of Rafa Nadal.Djokovic confessed to reporters the exhausting episodes he went by means of during his childhood due to the Balkan Struggle. “My training happened in Serbia during a number of wars in the 90s, they have been troublesome occasions, nonetheless in our nation the place you needed to stand in line to have bread, milk, water … staple items to dwell. These sorts of issues make you stronger and hungry to realize success in what you select to do. “last_img read more

  • Varane, pending renewal

    first_img5 Madrid, in this sense, handles the times very well. You haven’t even made the first call yet, but there is margin and confidence both in the relationship with Varane and in that his contractual status is not critical, although no one escapes that a year ago there was a danger of goodbye. In April, the PSG started its machinery for the ‘5’ and, Although it did not transpire, Manchester United also starred in a score. Varane considered leaving the Bernabéu, where he had won everything and where he had arrived eight years earlier. At the club it was learned then that the problem was not going to be money, so the renovation was not discussed, but The Gallic was more moved by the idea of, as it is said now, leaving his comfort zone, prove yourself, world champion with France as it was, in another adventure.The main reasons why the situation was redirected were two. The first and heaviest, the catastrophic season of Madrid. Impossible the League and eliminated in the semifinals of the Cup and eighth of the Champions, by surprise against Ajax, Varane, fourth captain, He preferred not to leave at the lowest moment since his signing. And to this contributed the return of Zidane, the one in charge of recommending Florentino when he was beginning to emerge at Lens, closing his purchase in 2011 for 10 million more bonuses that were surprising then and today sound like a bargain.The scenario, at this point, is different. It does not have the appearance of Sergio Ramos (34), with whom there may be more friction due to age and difference in claims, But due to the situation of the ‘4’ and Nacho or the poor performance of Militao it is a task that should not be neglected. In Europe, seeing the possibility of reinforcing themselves with a first-class defender, 29 years old and free, they would soon draw up a plan to get Varane.A complete recordIn nine seasons wearing the white T-shirt Varane has covered its windows: four Champions, two League titles, a Copa del Rey, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and three others from Spain. An extraordinary record that crowned with the World Cup that he conquered with the French team in 2018 in Russia.center_img Varane turned 27 years old yesterday in one of his best seasons as a Real Madrid player. He has avoided injuries, his main stumbling block, and his performance has been more than remarkable: 3,000 minutes (third in the squad), four goals (equaling his maximum, from 2016-17) and one assist. After the turbulent final of 2018-19 due to the interest of PSG, he decided to continue in Madrid and even the break showed that what happened did not affect him. But the next few months will be important: contract ends in 2022 and, as AS has learned, there have been no movements for its renewal.The Frenchman is heading to a crucial phase to realize his future. For players who end their membership in two years, the talk period for an extension should start soon. The coronavirus conditions any plan, but if the matter is not settled and the end of 2020 is near, it would enter swampy terrain. Clubs and agents consider that a footballer who faces the last 18 months of a contract without an agreement has the pan by the handle in the negotiation, with the ‘threat’ of an exit at zero cost.last_img read more

  • Lendoiro’s emotional farewell to Michael Robinson

    first_imgAugusto César Lendoiro, former president of Deportivo de la Coruña, He dismissed Michael Robinson on Tuesday with an emotional text, died after a long fight against melanoma with metastases that he suffered. These are the words of the former head of the Galician team:In memory of my friend Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson has left us and with him the privilege that Canal + and now Movistar accustomed us to listening to that English-Spanish, half-hearted in his feeling and his diction, which dazzled us for so many years, until winning us all, with Carlos Martinez, Josep Pedrerol, in the box (later Mònica Marchante), Ramos Marcos, Ricardo, at the foot of the field, Maldini … his other family, the radio station, today almost as sorry as his direct family.I met him at the Finita Pub. I think I remember that he was, with Joseph Pedrerol, Ramos Marcos and a cameraman, having a drink when I arrived. They were waiting for me because they knew that on Saturdays I used to stop by. They had told them that in the owner of the pub, Ducho, “El canalla”, a phenomenon of the hospitality industry, had a huge photo of “San Antonio” with my head and with this phrase: “San Lendoiro, what he says goes to mass “And they wanted to take some pictures of me with that nice photo for” The day after “, at the dawn of Super Depor. And they did it. Robinson, I, and all the others ended up drinking in the Orzán until the sun advised us to withdraw. There our friendship was forged, which remained intact forever. It hooked me forever. Our last meeting was on the occasion of that extraordinary Robinson Report he made on Super Depor. It was a meal at “Tira do Playa”, in the usual booth, looking out from Riazor at the Tower of Hercules. The enriching conversation lasted, as usual at our dinners, for four or five hours. They paraded all the special moments we had lived together, and we enjoyed as if they were the last, as unfortunately it has been.In conveying to your wife and son my regret for the enormous misfortune of losing a husband and a unique father, I also want to convey the affection of countless people. Today Mónica Marchante told me that “we have all been orphaned”. And it is true, because, as Alberto Cortez would say, “when a friend leaves, he leaves an empty space that cannot be filled by the arrival of another friend.” Robinson was a unique legal type, and that’s why all of Spain mourns him, because all of Spain loved him. Rest in Peace, friend Michael Robinson. The one with the eternal smile.last_img read more

  • Newcastle offer to Pochettino

    first_imgWhile its name is related to Newcastle, Mauricio Pochettino granted an interview to the British channel BT Sports to review his career at Tottenham, whom he assured, he would like to train again. “It was an amazing journey that ended in a way that we did not want to end but, in the depths of my heart, I know that our paths will cross again. It may be in five, in ten years, but before I die I want to return to train Tottenham. I’m safe from the day I left that my dream is to go back and try to finish the job that we did not manage to finish. It was incredible, we were really close to winning great titles: the Premier, the Champions … We were very close. I want to know what it is to win a title with them because the fans are spectacular and for all the love we receive. It would be a good way to give back everything they have given us “, he said with some nostalgia.With Tottenham in memory, now, look to the future and that seems to be in the north of England. “Our paths have separated. Now I only look ahead and I am really motivated with my next project,” he said. A motivation caused, it seems, by the future liner of British football. From position 16 to 9If he accepted the contract with Newcastle, Mauricio Pochettino would go from being the sixteenth highest paid this season, with the 9.4 million he received a year from Tottenham, to the sixth place in the ranking thanks to the 21 kilos of the Magpies. The Argentine would remain among the 23 million Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and the 19 that Ernesto Valverde received in Barcelona. Mauricio Pochettino is clear that he wants to return to English football. After leaving Tottenham after a tough start to the season, the new owners of Newcastle, still pending confirmation by the Premier League, they want the Argentine to occupy the bench at St James Stadium and they are ready to convince you with a great salary to raise another English football historical.According to several English media published this Thursday on their covers, Mohamed Bin Salman offers him £ 21m for Pochettino to take over Newcastle. One of the conditions that the Argentinean would put would be to have a good transfer budget available, something that with Saudi ownership seems not to be lacking. As Berbatov explained days ago, the figure of the Argentine would convince great footballers that the project is serious and Newcastle a reliable destination, not a megaproject that will be half done.last_img read more

  • RAC1: Barça players, clean of coronavirus

    first_img18 gamers from the primary crew at Barça and 6 from the subsidiary, all besides Dembélé, have been examined on Wednesday at totally different instances. Mucosa and blood stays have been extracted from every participant. This afternoon, LaLiga might launch all the outcomes. Barça, then, appears able to get going from this Friday. Because the RAC-1 station superior within the First Toc program, no participant from the Barça prime crew has examined constructive for the Covid-19, so they’re prepared to start out particular person coaching beginning this Friday.last_img read more

  • ISSA/Grace Headley Cup benefits St Ann schools

    first_imgAfter an approximate 10-year hiatus from the ISSA/Grace Headley Cup schoolboy cricket competitions, young cricketers at Ferncourt High School in Claremont, St Ann, are on the comeback trail, seeking to mark their place in history.Ferncourt’s coach, Demar Sylvester, said that the ISSA/ Grace Headley Cup had provided his students with the opportunity to engage in and gain valuable knowledge about the sport of cricket in spite of dropping out of the competition. Some of the boys, he said, were first-time cricketers who benefited from the experience.”This has provided us with the opportunity to embark on intense training for the next season. I will also personally seek to solicit the assistance and skills from males in the community who are knowledgeable about the game to assist in training the boys,” Sylvester stated.Avid cricketerSylvester, who describes himself as an avid cricketer, wants as many students as possible to benefit from his coaching and knowledge.”There are many of them who are already demonstrating good work and training ethics, overall discipline, and dedication to the sport,” Sylvester said.The school’s captain, Gary Allen, and his teammates, Dwayne Rose and Raheem Whyte, are among those who are always first to show up for training and the last to leave. Seventh-grader Rikone Harris was also singled out as a bright student with much promise for the future.”The passion that these boys exhibit during training helps to personally give me the energy and zeal to continue working with the team. Their skills are improving, and this is noticeable,” said Sylvester.He is hopeful that through their dedication, they will be among the better players in the parish and, by extension, Jamaica, making cricket their profession.”I believe that if they are given the opportunity to play more practice matches, it could develop their conditional reflex to play the appropriate shots for a given delivery,” he reasoned.Coach at Marcus Garvey Technical High Damani Sewell said that his team entered this season’s competition for exposure to prepare themselves for next year.”I took a tactical decision for them to gain first-hand experience, so we expect to see better performances next season as we are on the verge of developing a good programme,” said Sewell.last_img read more

  • ‘Positive’ Jamaica U23s hunt berth in CONCACAF Finals

    first_imgSince 2004, Jamaica’s Under-23 men’s football team has not made it to the CONCACAF Final round of the Olympic qualifiers, with the team making early exits against underrated Caribbean opponents on the last two occasions.However, assistant coach Jerome Waite said they are looking for a positive result when they take on Cuba in one Caribbean Football Union (CFU) semi-final this Friday at Stade Sylvio Cater in Haiti for a place in the CONCACAF Final, set for the United States in October.Both CFU finalists will advance to the CONCACAF Final. Haiti and St Vincent & Grenadines will contest the other semi-final. The final is set for Sunday.”We are looking forward to positive results in this semi-final round. The objective is to move past this hurdle and get to the final leg. It will be a challenge, but despite that, the players are up for the challenge,” the Arnett Gardens Premier League-winning coach told The Gleaner yesterday.”We have seen some of the top attacking players out of the Cuban team because they played in the Gold Cup. But the head coach (Miguel Coley) has taken the time to assess the Cuban Under-23 team and we expect they have a strong unit.”They are very fast and they play good football, so we expect a tough game.We don’t expect an easy run like in the first round,” he insisted.There have not been many changes to the Jamaica squad that secured qualification in the Dominican Republic in June and Waite expects the players to continue improving.”The fact that most of these players are the same players who cleared the first hurdle, it will make it much easier because you have less newcomers in the squad,” he explained.”The preparation has been going on well and the players have been responding. They have improved pretty well, although there is room for improvement … and you can see the team is gelling,” he added.SQUAD: Omar Holness (captain), Kereem Manning, Paul Wilson, Junior Flemmings, Amal Monte Knight, Vishinul Harris, Brandon Anderson, Joel Johnson, Kevaughn Frater, Christopher Campbell, Michael Seaton, Cardel Benbow, Haddad Khouri, AndrÈ Morrison, Sean McFarlane, Nico Campbell, Ricardo Oldham, AndrÈ Lewis, Romario Williams, Damion Lowe.last_img read more


    first_imgASTON VILLA VS WEST BROMJust four miles separate these Birmingham rivals and there is little between the teams in the Barclays Premier League, with Aston Villa in 15th place following Sunday’s 3-2 defeat by Leicester City. West Bromwich Albion are just 14th, with just one more point than their neighbours. But Albion have kept clean sheets in 13 games since the arrival of head coach Tony Pulis in January.BOURNEMOUTHVS SUNDERLANDThese teams are strangers; they have met six times, and only four in the league. Their first clash was in August 1988 in the old Second Division, and it ended in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland winning 1-0 at Bournemouth. The following season (1989-90) Bournemouth lost 3-2 at Sunderland and 1-0 at home while, in the League Cup that season, the Black Cats won 1-0 at Bournemouth following a 1-1 draw at Roker.NEWCASTLEVS WATFORDNewcastle have now won just three of 24 Premier League matches played in 2015, and they have not scored since the opening day of the season – a run that stretches for 402 minutes. Their failure to score in four successive Premier League games is their worst run since April 2014. A fifth would represent their longest-ever spell without a Premier League goal.SWANSEA CITYVS EVERTONEverton boss Roberto Martinez remains a popular figure at Swansea. The Spaniard played in 122 games for the Welshmen before taking over as player-manager at the age of 33. He stayed two years before moving to Wigan Athletic. And if history repeats itself, Everton should leave with at least a point. In 10 visits, Everton have never lost, winning eight and drawing two.TOTTENHAM VS CRYSTAL PALACESpurs have suffered their worst start to a Barclays Premier League season since 2008, when they had just two points after five games, but went on to finish in eighth place. Crystal Palace, by contrast, are enjoying a fine start to the campaign. They are fifth in the table, despite losing their unbeaten record to leaders Manchester City last weekend.LIVERPOOL VS NORWICH CITYLiverpool have gone three games without a win, losing their last two, their worst run since last November, when they drew one and lost the next three. They have scored just three goals in five games in the Barclays Premier League, the fewest number netted in their first five outings for 10 years.last_img read more