26 May

Calls for Bulldogs premiership captain to take pay cut over gambling concerns

first_imgWood questioned the role of gambling advertising in the AFL last week on Twitter, saying it’s “out of control and I think it needs to change”.In a conversation with journalist Damian Barrett on The Sounding Board podcast, Hutchison said that while he didn’t agree with Wood’s opinion, he believes the Bulldogs defender has strong enough character to make a stand on the issue.”I love the fact (Wood) has a strong view – that’s what we need from our footballers,” Hutchison said.”(Gambling revenue is) probably five percent of his wage.”Should he take a five percent pay cut as a stand on this?last_img read more

26 May

Costigan’s performance superb

first_imgPNG Kumuls captain and Hull Kingston Rovers player Neville Costigan this week put on another all-action performance to help his team secure a draw with Salford Red Devils in the English super league.Costigan was at the heart of another strong forward effort and crossed the line for a well-deserved second-half try which at one point looked to have won the game for Rovers, until Salford drew level late in the game.Costigan’s efforts have helped to keep Hull KR firmly in the hunt for a play-off with arch-rivals Hull FC in the next game.In other English super league news, former Kumul now turned coach, Stanley Gene helped his team Gateshead Thunder to another victory over London Skolars 24-16 yesterday.Gene’s team, the Gateshead Thunder , play in the semi-professional third tier of the English rugby league competition.Gene is also an assistant coach with the Hull Kingston Rovers where he assists head coach Craig Sandercock.last_img read more

14 May

Guardiola leaves Cancelo’s arrival in Valencia

first_imgIn this way, it is up to the player his march or not to Valencia. Anyway, in its possible incorporation there are more questions: who will pay his salary, for how long will he be assigned, whether or not there will be a purchase option … At Mestalla’s offices they already know that it is not impossible and now they have to negotiate. The return of the side is already one step closer. Joao Cancelo looked like Peter Lim’s forbidden dream for the winter market. Manchester City side moved 65 million euros last summer in his transfer, but he has not performed as expected in the Etihad and could leave in the next few days. In fact, He has only played a game of the three Christmas days as a starter, which shows that you are not having too many opportunities. To the surprise of even the leaders of Valencia, Pep Guardiola has been asked in the press room for the continuity of the Portuguese and, not only has he confirmed that there is a real possibility that he will leave, but that he has left it in his hand. “When Cancelo plays, he always does well. He is the one who must decide if he wants to continue with us or not. This is a free country and everyone can decide what to do with their life.“explained the Manchester City coach after the win against Everton.last_img read more

14 May

Barcelona is proclaimed winter champion

first_imgThe Barcelona has the title in its pocket after the fourteen days played (missing the match that was suspended by the strike). The azulgrana has seven points advantage over Atlético and eleven on the Levant, which is third. But those of Lluís Cortés not only dominate the classification. The whole of Barcelona has become a steamroller in the domestic championship and, for now, no one has been able to shade him. To the Athletic, Current league champion, he scored six goals and remains undefeated after finishing the first round. The Lightning (eighth with 21 points) is the single team of all the competition he has achieved add to the azulgrana after scratching a tie in Vallecas (1-1). Second is a Athletic in low hours. He has only lost one game, against the Barça team, but he has already left tbeef draws, against Betis, Athletic and Rayo, what complicates and a lot revalidate the league title. And you can not mislead because just four points stalks the Champions League a Levante that has gone from less to more.Below, the Spanish follow without knowing the victory and he has only added three points so far and has salvation to nine. Betis accompanies him in the red zone with eight points five from Madrid CFF, That marks the descent.Jenni Beautiful, with fifteen goals in fourteen matches, it’s the top scorer of the championship followed by Altuve (Rayo), Jade (Logroño) and Oshoala (Barça) all with ten. While his partner Hansen is the maximum assistant with seven goal passes. The First Iberdrola arrived at the equator of the competition with the Barcelona how clear dominator in virtually every facet. The azulgrana, which are the only undefeated team of the highest category, has in its ranks with the top scorer and the maximum assistant of the championship, in addition to having the title in his hand, with seven points of advantage over Atlético. On the opposite pole is the Espanyol, colist, who still doesn’t know victory in this course.last_img read more

14 May

These are all the winks of Quique Setién at Barcelona

first_img– July 2018. The Cantabrian posted a photo on Twitter showing the signed shirts of Messi and Modric hanging on a wall.– October 2018. Months after the first rumors that linked Setién and Barcelona arose, it was again ensured that the Barça leadership dome continued with the name of the Cantabrian in first position in the list of futures. “This is the same thing that was spoken with the National Team. I am flattered that it comes out, but if we pay attention to everything that comes out … Barcelona has a great coach, we must respect it, especially colleagues. It is doing a great job and I see Barcelona well, regardless of whether it may fail, “he said.– November 2018. Sergio Busquets handed his shirt to Setién after he asked for it and after signing it with the following dedication “for Quique, with appreciation and admiration. For your way of watching football. A hug.” Before the match, played at the Camp Nou and ended with Betis victory 3-4, the coach could be seen talking with the Barca player, a moment he took the opportunity to tell “Hey, listen, I want your shirt later. You have to dedicate it to me and I have to put it in a frame.” Setien He has always praised Busquets for his football. “I am amazed Busquets. He is a very intelligent player who is permanently reading the game,” he said.– March 2019. After falling in Benito Villamarín against Barcelona 1-4, Setién surrendered to Messi. “Nobody is close to Lionel’s level. Barça’s second goal has been cartoon. To win this team you have to be right on your occasions because you know that this team being Messi is going to score you. The success of this team with Messi leaves the rival with little capacity, “said the Cantabrian.On the Barca captain he added “I have not seen anyone approach him. I have seen players do wonderful things but not with the balance and continuity of Messi, for 12-14 years active. I do not know if Pele, but nobody has achieved that. He does all the games. It is a luxury to have seen him every Sunday, to coincide with him. I really liked that our audience has cheered him, that he has valued a player that we have suffered today, but that we usually enjoy. It is fair and honorable to recognize it, I am proud of the behavior of the fans “.– May 2019. In his first interview after leaving Betis, granted to Carousel Deportivo de la Cadena SER, Setién said “of course I would like to train Barça.” I felt that soccer could be better played, but I didn’t see it until Johan showed it to us.– Quique Setien (@QSetien) March 24, 2016– June 2016. In the same social network the coach wrote “but how Iniesta plays football. How lucky are we to be ours and can enjoy with him.” After the decision of Barcelona to fire Ernesto Valverde and after Xavi Hernández, Quique Setién He has been chosen to replace the Extremaduran coach. The Cantabrian has shown on numerous occasions his admiration for the style of Barça and for everything that surrounds the Blaugrana entity. His desire to sit in the Camp Nou bench It has become clear every time he has spoken publicly about what is already his new club.– March 2016. Setién posted on Twitter “I felt you could play football better, but I didn’t see it until Johan Cruyff taught it to us.”center_img But how does Iniesta play football! How lucky we are that he is ours and we can enjoy with him.– Quique Setien (@QSetien) June 17, 2016– May 2017. Setién came up with the rumors that placed him on the Camp Nou bench. “I know the rumors that link me to Barcelona, ​​but it is a possibility that I do not contemplate. I do not know if I have the level to train Barcelona. I have been training for two years in Primera and I have a clear idea of ​​how Barça plays, many things I do come from the Cruyff philosophy, “he said.– May 2018. The Cruyff Foundation, created to remember the player and coach of Barcelona, ​​recognized Quique Setién “as the coach who best represents his values”.last_img read more

14 May

Zidane: “I don’t watch Bale leave now”

first_imgHow much does that 7-3 have to do with the current situation of the teams? “Neither of us. The preseason game was like that and we don’t watch this one or the Super Cup game. It’s another completely different game. We’re going to have a complicated game and we hope to see a good game. You don’t have to compare anything from one game to other”.Do you have an explanation as to why since October Madrid has not lost? What made them react? “There are many things. There are many ingredients, but what I emphasize is the work and the confidence of what we are doing, believing in what we are doing. The word is the work. Tomorrow is another game and we will have to prove again What we’re doing”.He says they are all prepared. Hazard too ?: “We will see. He is training little by little with us. The possibilities are very wide. The good thing is that everyone wants to be. Anyway we will never risk.”In England they have published that Tottenham can be done today with Bale. Would it be a low blow for you for Bale to leave now? “Bale is with us and I will count on him. I don’t contemplate this possibility. “Why not give in to Brahim or Mariano: “You don’t have to ask me. They have a contract and I have the players who are here. You have to ask someone else.”Does Bale deserve to play the derby ?: “We are all here to play tomorrow and they have to be prepared.”Criticisms of Cholo: “I don’t understand them but this is not up to us. I know what Simeone is as a coach. He is one of the best. I recently said that Guardiola was the best and Simeone is one of the best. It doesn’t change what I think of him.”Chip change in the field: “What we do in the end is to work very well. I have a very good squad and what we do is show it in the field. Knowing that there are moments in a season as we have had and we will have more very complicated and difficult matches. Knowing that in a match the most important thing first is to defend our goal well and then we have quality to do good things by attacking, but it must be demonstrated every two or three days, that is the complicated thing. “Mendy: “His integration has been very good. He is a person who wants to learn and improve, in a context that he did not know. He is a very competitive player who likes duels and is very competitively hungry and wants to show that the club’s decision it can be good. On a personal level you have to keep improving with Spanish. “They don’t win Atlético in Liga since 2012: “Every game we try to win. That we have not won since 2012 are circumstances that happen. Yes we have won at home for example, like everything in football there are many circumstances in a game. Tomorrow we have the opportunity to change the dynamics and continue With the things we are doing well lately, it will be very complicated obviously and I think it will be a great game in any case. What we want is to see a great game, because the game is what matters most. “ Zinedine Zidane appeared in the press conference prior to the Madrid derby against Atlético de Madrid. The Frenchman, who saw how his team clearly surpassed Zaragoza in Copa del Rey, analyzed the white news before one of the games of the year (Saturday, 4:00 pm) against the rojiblanco team, which already beat several Super Cups weeks ago. This Friday, closing day of the winter window of signings, the name of Bale took center stage. The Times published that Tottenham squeezes to sign him but Zidane said he does not contemplate the possibility of leaving …Do you think that in the derby the stand must be one more player? “As always. It is special because it is a derby but our fans and we like to play at the Bernabéu. And they always try to support us, in all the matches. What we want is our fans behind us and that is what will happen “. Does having to leave someone who is looking like Vinicius, Lucas or Rodrygo to put Bale know bad ?: “We are 25 players and they are all very well. Then, I have to choose. I think that the good thing about our squad is this, that they are all involved, when it is their turn to play a game, they try to do it well and give everything and that for me is the most important thing, then, when you have 25 players and you have to make a list of 18, someone is going to be left out, and that is the complication for a coach and that is not going to change. The only thing is that the players are all focused and prepared. “Is Bale to play tomorrow? Can the fact that I play bother any teammate? “I am not going to tell you who is going to play tomorrow. The players have to be prepared. And everyone is ready. Then, after training, we will see the call.”Is it hard to leave out players who are giving up? Is it the hardest? “It’s the most complicated thing for me to leave players at home because they train all week and what they want is to play and that’s the complication. That’s why I say they are all important and what they have to do is be prepared. It’s a bit complicated. for a coach to have a player off the list, but there are many games and the good thing is that the players know it and I will count on everyone. “Is this Real Madrid of this stage better than that of the previous stage? “I don’t know, I live too. When I played, they asked me if mine was better than another. You can say one thing and another. The important thing is that here Madrid has always had the best players. Each stage is different . I do not know”.last_img read more

14 May

Juventus-Madrid and Ajax-Atlético, in the round of the Youth League

first_imgBayern Münich (ALE) – Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)Ajax Amsterdam (HOL) – Atlético Madrid (ESP)Atalanta (ITA) – O. Lyon (FRA)Inter Miláno (ITA) – Rennes (FRA)Salzburg (AUT) – Derby County (ING)Benfica (POR) – Liverpool (ING)Red Star (SRB) – Midtjylland (DIN)Juventus Turin (ITA) – Real Madrid (ESP)-Final quarters (March 17/18)1. Winner of Inter Milan / Rennes – Winner of Juventus / Real Madrid 2. Winner of Salzburg / Derby County – Winner of Atalanta / O. Lyon3. Red Star / Midtjylland winner – Ajax / Atlético Madrid winner4. Winner Bayern Münich / Dinamo Zagreb – Winner Benfica / Liverpool-Semi-finals (April 17, at Colovray Stadium in Nyon)A. Winner Quarterfinals 4 – Winner Quarterfinals 3B. Winner Quarterfinals 2 – Winner Quarterfinals 1-Final (April 20, Colovray Stadium of Nyon)Winner of Semifinal A – Winner of Semifinal B Juventus Turin-Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam-Atlético de Madrid, are the clashes of the Spanish teams in the knockout stages of the Youth Champions League, whose draw for matches until the final phase of Nyon was held this Friday, at the UEFA headquarters.In the raffle the eight heads of series were paired (Ajax. Atalanta, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Inter Milan, Juventus Turin, Liverpool, Real Madrid), who had finished as first group of the initial phase, and the eight winners of the subsequent ‘play offs’ (Atlético Madrid, Red Star, Derby County, Dynamo of Zagreb, Lyon, Midtjylland, Rennes, Salzburg) in a pure draw. With this, the route of the pairings, to single party, are the following:-Eighth of end (March 3/4)last_img read more

14 May

Crespo: “It is very difficult to be Messi”

first_imgThe former Parma forward, Inter, Chelsea, Milan and River Plate, among other teams, was Messi’s partner in the 2016 World Cup in Germany. “It makes me happy to see him play in the national team. I would love, as an Argentine also, to see him world champion. Leo is a guy who has been at a very high level for many years, receives kicks, gets up and faces, always working “he assured. “His thing goes much further than as a player or athlete, he is an example of a professional, with seriousness, honesty, always correct.Messi transcended more than we believe worldwide and I think he is much more than a great soccer player, “he added. For Crespo, Messi will not cease to be” huge “if he does not win a World Cup, because he is “beyond a title”. “Actually, if you think about it, somehow it is soccer that owes Messi,” he said. Former striker Hernán Crespo, now Defense and Justice coach, said on Wednesday that “it is very difficult to be Messi”, because “nobody can put himself in his place” and that the Barcelona striker is “much more than a great soccer player” . “It is very difficult to be Messi, nobody can put himself in his place as nobody could, at the time, put himself in Maradona’s place. It is impossible to know what they think and what they live”, Crespo told the Olé newspaper.last_img read more

14 May

Serie A returns to work: Juve summons Cristiano

first_imgIt is now official: Italian football will be able to train again starting this Monday. The Interior Ministry, with a circular, has authorized the individual sessions also for team sports, confirming the rumors of the last days due to the ordinances of various regions.All Serie A clubs will then be able to return to work in their sports cities (using only the fields and maintaining safe distances)Although each team will have a different calendar. Juventus informed the players that their structures will open from Tuesday and has already officially asked his footballers abroad to return to Italy, where they will have to respect two weeks of quarantine. Cristiano, according to Portuguese media, had problems for the authorizations of his private plane, but in Turin they assure that this week he will return to the transalpine country. Calcium, however, still does not know its destination: before Wednesday the Government will make the decision on the Federation protocol. If your approval does not arrive, it will be necessary to declare the final closure of the season.Minister Spadafora, meanwhile, maintains his position with a message on his Facebook page: “I read strange things, but nothing has changed: team training will not resume before May 18 and there is no talk, at the moment, of restarting the championship. Now, sorry, I get back to all the other sports and gyms, dance centers, and pools. Those should open as soon as possible! “last_img read more

10 Feb

Finch upbeat about Gayle for Big Bash League

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):Australia’s Big Bash League is bracing for the arrival of West Indies star Chris Gayle, and his Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch says he is looking forward to the prospect of playing alongside one of the game’s biggest names.The left-handed Gayle will be making his first appearance in the Bash in three years, and Finch believes the big-hitting opener can make a huge impact as the Renegades challenge for their first ever title in the competition.”I’ve been on the receiving end of some of his enormous innings in the past, so it will be good to actually play with him,” Finch said.”If we can bat around Chris and allow him the right amount of time to get going, it doesn’t guarantee success, but I think it sets up a pretty good model.”He added: “The statistics would say that Chris is the best player in the world, and I’m a pretty good player as well, so it could turn out to be quite a nice combination.”Gayle came under heavy criticism during his last stint in the Big Bash when he turned out for Sydney Thunder. Then, he managed a mere 137 runs at an average of 19, with his lavish off-the-field lifestyle taking precedence.Finch downplayed the controversy, however, pointing out that with the player based this time around in Melbourne and having the presence of fellow West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo, his focus would also be different.GREAT SPOT”He’ll be in Melbourne, for one. It’s a great spot, and Dwayne Bravo, one of his good mates, is here as well. So I think it will be a little bit more comfortable for him here, I think,” Finch contended.”He’s played enough cricket around the world – I think he’s played Twenty20 in most of the countries that you can play – so it’s just about making Chris as comfortable as he can possibly be and fit, that’s all we’re worried about.”Gayle reportedly underwent back surgery following the Caribbean Premier League in the summer and it has raised doubts about the player’s fitness.However, Finch said he was encouraged by Gayle’s readiness following his recent short stint in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League.”I think it’s just a case of wait-and-see when he gets here,” Finch said. “I know he has been smacking them around in Bangladesh, and I’m sure hehas been swinging hard, testing it (back) out as well.”The Big Bash bowls off Thursday.last_img read more