No public until 2021

first_imgJavier Tebas met this Wednesday with the First and Second clubs to explain the last meetings held with the CSD and the Federation that led to the famous Viana Pact last Sunday. The president of LaLiga, beyond recounting some details that have not been made public until the time of that appointment, looking like a truce, wanted to send a very forceful message to the presidents, CEOs or vice-presidents who were present at that telematic meeting : that they be putting themselves in the worst scenario facing the configuration of their next budgets. The realism, more than the pessimism, is due to the fact that the intention at the moment of the Government (the coronavirus could make it vary) is that there are no shows with the public, and therefore soccer, until 2021, the date by which it is hoped to have the long-awaited vaccine.Thebes stressed the importance of this fact. And not only for the purposes of calendar, audiovisual regulation, closed protocol protocols that they already have in their hands and it will be expanded, as revealed by AS, but by the incidence in terms of income from subscriptions and tickets. The clubs estimated for a month that, with this break in competition and despite the possible restart of football behind closed doors, 129.5 million would lose for these concepts in total (117 of them in First and 12.5 in Second). The First class would stop earning 38.8 million at the box office (they would stay at 95.5 of the 134.4 expected) and 2.6 the Second class (would win 7 of 9.6). As for fertilizers, the losses would be 78.1 million in the First (they would earn 194 million out of 272.1 expected) and 9.9 in the Second (28 of 37.9 would enter). This would only be part of the hole that awaits them since, with television included (500 million on the wire), LaLiga believes that its total losses could rise to 956 million, if this course is not played again, and 350 if it is done without an audience. Because, the clubs have already been designing and even publishing strategies to solve the problem with the 11 remaining days of the season. Some plan to return the proportional part to the members, such as the Real (20%), others study discounts in the next card, while some more claim that there is no disaffection and maintain loyalty and, instead of returning the money now, Allow your subscribers to watch as many games of the next campaign for free as they have been deprived in this campaign. This new scenario forces them to change their step, since they will not be able to sell tickets this summer, when the 2020-21 season ends, facing the next, nor at least sell tickets in the second half of this year. To this we must add that the benefits for the official stores, bars and restaurants, visits to museums and other concepts will not be able to be invoiced, with the effect that this will have on the cash register. All this will have a clear impact. According to the experts, there will be more clubs that will request the Temporary Employment Regulation Files. Until now only a few have reduced the working day due to force majeure, either to their staff, to the workers or to both: Barça, Atlético, Espanyol, Alavés, Valencia, Tenerife, Racing, Ponferradina, Albacete, Osasuna, Granada, Las Palmas … Now, between now and the end of the year, these ERTE could be extended for economic or production reasons, a justification that other clubs will surely hold on to that until now they had remained firm and had solved the crisis with some specific cuts.According to the sources consulted, Thebes began his speech before the clubs very seriously. So much that it made an impact. And not only for these data: “This is what I have been able to save from the Royal Decree … And I am not going to enter into evaluations.” Later, he gave details of how the meeting with Irene Irene Lozano and Luis Rubiales came about, coming to admit that he did not know anything until they called him the night before (23:00) and told him, with much secrecy, that he had to get a taxi at 10:00 the next day to go to a major summit. Without specifying what it consisted of. He even thought that it could be due to the calendar to return or the health protocol. Thebes reported that he was surprised when the destination was specified and that when they arrived they seized his mobile. “Although he did not say the specific word, there is the feeling that there was a lockdown there,” an important president assures AS.last_img read more

Sergio González, the quarry mirror in which to look

first_imgThe truth is Sergio González had already debuted before with Cádiz and Cervera on the bench. The Carthaginian, who has been on the Tacita de Plata team for seven years, He was the first B player the coach pulled, (with Juanfran Chamizo) in the 2015-16 season, against Jaén, in the last game before playing the promotion phase to Second. Later, in last season, he had minutes in three other games with the first team (two in the League and one in the Cup). This year has been one of its emergence. Sergio has the virtue of versatility and is that he performs both in the center of defense and in the core. The Cádiz quarry has been a good memory for Álvaro Cervera since his arrival in the Cádiz team. From the first year, the coach has set his sights on Team B and has given the alternative to numerous players. This year, two footballers came regularly from the start of the campaign: Javi Navarro and Sergio González. With the departure of the winger to Ponferradina, the defender remained the only regular B player in Álvaro Cervera’s calls, becoming the showcase of the quarry. This season has been the wild card for Cervera against the plague of injuries that plagued the defense and has always counted for the coach in midfield, when Garrido or José Mari were absent. Many times even ahead of first team players. Cervera likes the criteria with which he plays the ball, his pulse does not tremble with the ball at his feet. This course has been called 14 times, being a starter six times and entering four others from the bench. Álvaro Cervera has praised the conditions of the youth squad, whenever he has had occasion: “It’s been very good since I’ve been here and for what I ask you to do it. Sergio deserves that we give him more. If by me it gave him more opportunities and whenever we have needed it, it has met to an exceptional level ”For all these reasons, last January it extended its relationship with Cádiz until June 30, 2023. “I am super grateful everyone who has put their trust in me. It was a dream I had since I came here. I always wanted to continue, and with patience and work, it has come true. I am very happy to be here until 2023 and I hope it will be many more years “, commented the player.last_img read more

Valencia are planning to focus on El Saler

first_imgThe Valencia players will start to work individually in the sports city of Paternal in the coming days. But the club already works in next phases in order to comply with the LaLiga protocol. And facing the phase in which it is recommended that the team stay focused after training, the black and white entity plans to concentrate the team on the facilities of the Parador de El Saler, on the outskirts of Valencia. Initially, the club considered concentrating on one of the hotels near the sports city of Paterna. but finally it seems that the option you like the most is that of the Parador de El Saler. This complex, which already used Valencia, with Marcelino, in ChristmasIt has its own soccer field, golf course and direct access to the beach on foot. It also hosted the Selection in the World-wide one in 1982. In addition, the team would have its own space, away from other clients, and with external workers “confined” with the team itself.last_img read more

Sir Frederick upsets in Nagrani feature

first_imgSIR FREDERICK, offering odds of 8-1 with former champion jockey Wesey ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, came through in mid-stretch to win the inaugural running of the Ram Nagrani Memorial Trophy overnight allowance feature over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.With punters installing the America 3-y-o colt SUPERIOR QUALITY, a red hot favourite in a field of seven, SIR FREDERICK broke well to race in touch early stages, but fell back approaching the half mile as TOOTING KAT (6-1) led at a fast clip from SUPERIOR QUALITY and AMICABLE (8-1).BESTSTRIDETOOTING KAT and the chasing SUPERIOR QUALITY came under pressure approaching the distance, but by then SIR FREDERICK had found his best strides. He disposed of TOOTING KAT early in the last furlong and was driven out to win by two lengths from rank outsider RUM PUNCH (77-1), who after missing the break and outpaced in last position, closed rapidly to beat the well-backed BUTLER CABIN (5-2) by a length for second with SUPERIOR QUALITY fading into fourth.Owned and trained by Howard McLeod and bred by Trevor James, SIR FREDERICK, a 5-y-o bay horse by Storm Craft out of Brenda’s Song, was notching his fifth win from 26 starts lifetime.The day’s co-feature for the Master Blaster Trophy over the straight five course, saw another 8-1 chance, AGAKHAN, with Richard Nunan riding for owner/trainer Deon Facey, storming through late on the stands’ side to win by 1-1/4 lengths from BAD BOY JUSTIN. The 6-5 favourite GOLDEN BULLET with leading jockey Shane Ellis aboard, disappointed in finishing out of the frame.Title-chasing jockeys Ellis and Robert Halledeen shared the riding honours with two winners each. Ellis emerged the performer of the month in the jockeys’ category with eight winners.last_img read more

Shooting the hoop at World Netball Championships

first_img Full-time players needed Invariably, the player bears responsibility for the result. That burden for decisions made in competition, for execution of practised routines and for delivering results rests with the athlete who steps into the court or crosses the boundary rope. The player, however, is never alone. In reality, even the player’s on-the-field responsibility is subsumed by the quality of the sports system he or she represents. That loose ball at the death, that last-minute fumble and that long serve to a sharp opponent at match point are as much the player’s fault as it is the fault of the system that produced the player. It is through this prism that Jamaica’s losses at the Netball World Cup can be viewed. Defeats from winning positions, as in the preliminary round 50-54 loss to England, aren’t just due to the players or changes made by the coaching staff. The same goes for the qualification round 48-55 setback to the undefeated New Zealanders. The Silver Ferns and their neighbours, Australia, are products of superior systems. They regularly play indoors and their combined ANZ League provides regular high-level play. There are more part-timers on the England team, but many of them play in the ANZ. Narrow losses at the 2014 Commonwealth Games had some pundits thinking that England would break the Australia-New Zealand domination of the sport at this World Cup. We will see. Luckily, Jamaican losses to New Zealand and England occurred at a stage of the tournament that wasn’t fatal. The situation was probably made worse by the ankle injury suffered by 30-year-old centre Paula Thompson. Provided Jamaica beat improving Malawi and Uganda, Thompson could be back at full speed for the semi-finals. That could be the key to more goal attempts for our shooters led by Romelda Aiken. To shoot the hoop in the long term, Jamaica needs to move from being an outdoor sport played by part-timers to being contested more often indoors by a full-time senior group. The better our Sunshine Girls become, the more they will gain access to professional leagues. That has helped England close the gap to the Big Two – Australia and New Zealand. There are encouraging developments. Jamaica has recently launched its own semi-professional league. When that league moves indoors, that will be a major advance. Second, the promise of affordable access to national sports facilities due to lower electricity costs will give the Girls more practice in the conditions under which their rivals play all the time. That’s the hoop hope for the future. In the meantime, the Girls seek now to reach the semis and to upset the form chart in Sydney, host of the Netball World Cup. Before you give up in the presence of two superior systems, remember one thing. Upsets actually do happen. That’s why we play the games. – Hubert Lawrence did radio commentary on the 2003 Netball World Cup in Kingston.last_img read more

Dwyer hails tremendous season

first_imgRASHEED DWYER stormed to a second-place finish at the Zurich Diamond League meeting and told The Gleaner his 2015 season had been ‘tremendous’.The 200m race was won by Panama’s Alonso Edward, who also won the series, but Dwyer admitted that had he run more 200m races the result may have been different.The 26-year-old said: “It was a good execution. I came off the corner and tried to hold my form, but I haven’t run a 200m for a while, so I am a bit rusty, but other races will be much better.”GOODSEASONHe added: “My season has gone well. I am running 19.80 so it has been a tremendous season so far. I’m not going to set any goals or targets for next season, I am just going to continue to work hard, go back to the drawing board and take it from there.”In stark contrast to the fortunes of Dwyer, fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade said 2015 had been his worst year ever.”The race was okay, I am bit tired from the rounds in Beijing, but it’s okay,” said the 25-year-old who finished in fourth.He added: “It’s been the worst season ever. I had injuries since the early part of the year and I am still struggling with it. I am just trying to get through and prepare for next year. I am going into rehab then start my training for next season a little earlier so I can be ready.”- J.C.last_img read more

Holder blames loss on sloppy fielding

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies captain, Jason Holder, has blamed sloppy fielding by his side for their innings defeat to Sri Lanka in their first cricket Test, which ended at the Galle International Stadium here yesterday.Holder’s men crashed to an innings and six-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the second session of the fourth day of the Test match.The West Indies effort was marred by several sloppy misfields, two missed run-out attempts and five shelled catches, including a sixth that was not attempted.”We created chances with the ball, but we just didn’t take them when we came,” lamented Holder.”If we had, their first innings total would have looked a lot different. If we had new batsmen in at crucial stages when our fast bowlers were fresh, we would have had a chance to have a good burst at them.”Jermaine Blackwood, in a gallant attempt to avert an innings defeat, fell eight runs shy of a century as West Indies were bowled out for 227 in their second innings.Apart from Blackwood the only other West Indian batsman to score a half-century in the match was Darren Bravo with an even 50 in the first innings.Several frontline batsmen again failed to capitalise on starts as the left arm spinner, Rangana Herath, took four second-innings wickets to finish the match with his fifth 10-wicket haul in Tests.”It’s important that we put up a first innings total that’s respectable,” said Holder, who played his first match as Test captain, in just his ninth Test overall.”We only scored 250-odd in the first innings and it set us back. We were pretty much behind the game from there. It was a track you could score runs on once you applied yourselves. Not much in it for the bowlers. Even Rangana Herath – I thought with the harder ball, he was more effective.”Devendra Bishoo grabbed four for 143 as Sri Lanka piled up a huge first-innings score of 484 all out. The 23-year-old skipper applauded the efforts of his bowlers.”I must commend our bowlers. They did really well in the first innings. To come back at the opposition and actually bowl them out was very, very commendable,” Holder said.”I thought our spinners bowled reasonably well and our part-timers in Marlon Samuels and Kraigg Brathwaite did a wonderful job for us. I thought the combination was good enough for this game. It was unfortunate that we didn’t hold our chances. I guess we paid for it.”The second Test will be played in Colombo starting next week Thursday.last_img read more

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSAT, OCTOBER 17CHELSEA 2ASTON VILLA 0GOALS: CHELSEA: COSTA 34; HUTTON OG 54.Diego Costa returned from a three-match ban to secure a valuable win for Chelsea and pile more pressure on troubled Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood. The striker converted Willian’s delivery in the first half. And the Blues added a second when Villa’s Alan Hutton deflected in Costa’s shot early in the second.CRYSTAL PALACE 1WEST HAM UNITED 3GOALS: PALACE: CABAYE PEN 23. WEST HAM: JENKINSON 22; LANZINI 88; PAYET 90.West Ham maintained the best away record in the Barclays Premier League against 10-man Crystal Palace. The Hammers extended their unbeaten away run to five games – including four wins – with Carl Jenkinson giving them an early lead. Yohan Cabaye replied from the penalty spot but after Dwight Gayle was red-carded, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet confirmed the win.EVERTON 0MANCHESTER UNITED 3GOALS: UNITED: SCHNEIDERLIN 18; HERRERA 22; ROONEY 62.Manchester United made amends for their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal with a similar win over Everton. Morgan Schneiderlin claimed his first United goal and the home side fell further behind through Ander Herrera’s header. Romelu Lukaku came close for Everton, as Wayne Rooney coolly tucked in his first away league goal in 11 months.MANCHESTER CITY 5AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1GOALS: CITY: STERLING 7, 29, 45; BONY 11, 89. BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 22.Manchester City maintained their charge towards the Barclays Premier League title thanks to a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling and a brace from Wilfried Bony. City were without the injured Sergio Ag¸ero but took the lead when Sterling scored from close range. Bony added a second before Glenn Murray replied from long distance. Sterling added a second and then completed his hat-trick before Bony added a late fifth.SOUTHAMPTON 2LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS: SOUTHAMPTON: FONTE 21; VAN DIJK 37.LEICESTER: VARDY 66, 90.Jamie Vardy maintained his remarkable run of goals to help Leicester City’s sensational comeback at Southampton. Jose Fonte’s first goal for 18 months gave the Saints the lead before Virgil van Dijk added a second from close range. But Vardy headed Leicester back into the match, before claiming home his ninth goal of the season in added time – the sixth game in a row in which he has scored.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0LIVERPOOL 0GOALS: NONE.Jurgen Klopp’s reign as Liverpool manager began with a draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet saved from Spurs substitute Clinton Njie and from Harry Kane in each half. Liverpool also had chances to win as Belgium striker Divock Origi struck the bar with an early header but neither side could break the deadlock.WATFORD 0ARSENAL 3GOALS: ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 62; GIROUD 68; RAMSEY 74.Arsenal are second in the Barclays Premier League after Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring at Vivarage Road. Olivier Giroud came on to claim the second, before Aaron Ramsey slotted in his first for the club this season. Watford’s best chance came in the first half when Odion Ighalo screwed his shot wide from 12 yards.WEST BROM 1SUNDERLAND 0GOALS: WBA: BERAHINO 54.Saido Berahino ruined Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of Sunderland with the game’s only goal at The Hawthorns. Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon was unable to collect Chris Brunt’s cross and Berahino slotted in the winner from close range. That leaves Sunderland without a win in the Barclays Premier League and stuck at the foot of the table.SUN, OCTOBER 18NEWCASTLE UNITED 6NORWICH CITY 2GOALS: NEWCASTLE: WIJNALDUM 14, 26, 66, 85; PEREZ 33; MITROVIC 64. NORWICH: MBOKANI 20; REDMOND 34.Georginio Wijnaldum scored four goals to ease the pressure on Newcastle manager Steve McClaren and earn the Magpies a first win of the Barclays Premier League season. Wijnaldum struck the first then Dieumerci Mbokani replied for the Canaries. Wijnaldum scored his second and Ayoze Perez added Newcastle’s third. Nathan Redmond made it 3-2 before Wijnaldum (two more) and Aleksandar Mitrovic completed the rout.last_img read more

Kone gets contract extension after scoring hat-trick in English Premier League

first_img Lack of understanding “I am obviously concerned about the lack of understanding in certain periods of the game, with the team, particularly when we got back to 2-2,” Allardyce said. “There was nothing wrong with what we had been doing up to then, apart from we gave a very soft first goal away, which could easily have been avoided. The second goal was a cracker from Kone.” The day’s other game couldn’t match the Goodison Park encounter for goals. Steven Davis and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half as Southampton beat promoted Bournemouth 2-0 in a rare meeting of the south-coast rivals. “We worked hard; they were trying to frustrate us,” Pelle told British broadcaster Sky Sports. “We have to maybe improve some parts when we are two or three up, but we were good in the defensive part.” Southampton coped for the last 10 minutes with 10 men after Victor Wanyama was sent off after being shown a second yellow card. LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Arouna Kone got the match ball and a contract extension. The 31-year-old striker’s hat-trick yesterday powered Everton to their biggest English Premier League win in eight years, routing Sunderland 6-2. “Today was the most complete 90 minutes he has had, and it was a phenomenal 90 minutes because it triggers an extension to his contract,” Everton coach Roberto Martinez said. Kone’s first treble in English football was just reward for the player’s perseverance after a serious knee injury affected the first two years of the Ivorian’s career at Everton, having followed Martinez from Wigan in 2013. “It has been as difficult as you can get,” Martinez said. “It was a career-threatening injury. His attitude, his focus never changed, and he never chose to blame anyone and anything.” Sunderland had pulled level at 2-2 by the 50th minute – through Jermain Defoe’s volley and Steven Fletcher’s header – but Sebastian Coates’ own goal then set Everton back on the path to ending a three-game winless run in the League. Romelu Lukaku netted Everton’s fourth before Kone completed his treble, with two goals adding to his first-half strike. The opener for eighth-place Everton was provided in the 19th minute by Gerard Deulofeu, who went on to provide two assists in a game where the influence of the livewire winger proved decisive. It was Everton’s most emphatic win since routing Sunderland 7-1 in November 2007. The current Sunderland side remains in the relegation zone, having lost two of Sam Allardyce’s three matches in charge.last_img read more

LEICESTER CITY VS BOURNEMOUTH

first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-2)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, HUTH,MORGAN, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,VARDY, ULLOABOURNEMOUTH (4-4-1-1)KING,ARTER,STANISLAS, SURMAN, GOSLING, RITCHIE,DANIELS, COOK,FRANCIS, SMITH,BORUCLeicester start 2016 as joint-top leaders of the Barclays Premier League, though they are second on goal difference following the 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City. Tuesday’s result was a surprise given that teams were joint leading scorers on 37 goals apiece.Leicester return to the King Power Stadium having won five and drawn three of nine games; only title-rivals Arsenal have won there so far. Leicester have now gone two games without a goal – for the first time since March. If they don’t score against Bournemouth it will be the first time since November 2014 that they will have gone three without scoring.Bournemouth lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Monday and face another daunting prospect. The defeat at the Emirates was Bournemouth’s second game in a row without a goal but only the sixth time this season that they have failed to score.The Cherries have lost six and drawn one of their 10 away games so far this season and when the teams met earlier this season at the Vitality Stadium it finished 1-1 with Jamie Vardy netting the equaliser from the penalty spot.But Bournemouth have lost on their last two visits to Leicester and last won there on Boxing Day 1988 in the old Second Division.Bournemouth miss Christian Atsu, Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings and Callum Wilson.Leicester test Jeffrey Schlupp and must check on Danny Drinkwater, who returned against City after a two-match absence.last_img read more