Southeastern’s Nichols, Colonels’ LaBure Land Softball Weekly Honors

first_imgThe freshman from Port Neches, Texas, tossed two shutouts and allowed just one hit in 11 innings of work this past week. She started the week with her first career no-hitter, a six-inning performance against Alcorn State. She carried that over to the weekend where she had a perfect game in the fifth inning in her start against then-second place Northwestern State. LaBure struck out 11 in as many innings and had a .030 opponent batting average on a 0.00 ERA week. Paired with the junior Megan Landry, who was 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA, the staff allowed just three runs in 30 innings. Honorable Mention: Erika Piancastelli, McNeese; Jewel Lara, Nicholls; Bryana Novegil, Stephen F. Austin; Peyton Hedrick, Abilene Christian. Nichols was the catalyst for a Lion offense that hit .305 as a team during a 4-1 week. The senior outfielder was 4-for-6 in Southeastern’s weekend series win over Central Arkansas. She was 7-on-7 on stolen bases for the week and led the Lions with six runs scored. The native of Alvin, Texas, batted .636 with a .636 slugging percentage for the week. Nichols leads with SLU with a .353 batting average, including a team-best .400 batting average in the Southland Conference play. Softball Hitter of the Week – Kinsey Nichols, Southeastern Louisiana – OF – Sr. – Alvin, Texas Honorable Mention: Rachel Hayes, Southeastern Louisiana; Amber Coons, McNeese; Hannah Null, Abilene Christian, Callee Guffey, Stephen F. Austin. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Alexis LaBure, Nicholls – Fr. – Port Neches, Texas The Lions (30-17, 14-7 SLC) earned a series win over Central Arkansas (24-21, 12-9 SLC) to maintain a share of first place in the standings. Nicholls (32-13, 15-6 SLC) went 5-0 on the week with a pair of wins over Alcorn State and a three-game sweep of Northwestern State (24-19, 11-10 SLC). FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kinsey Nichols and Nicholls’ Alexis LaBure are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Hoy, Adeyemi-Berglund and Fonseca Named Southland Football Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Jon Copeland, Incarnate Word; Dontrell Taylor, Nicholls; Julius Maracalin, Southeastern LouisianaDefensive Player of the Week: Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Linebacker – Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaAdeyemi-Berglund paced a Lion defensive effort that held No. 11/12 McNeese to 187 total yards in a 23-6 victory. The junior linebacker was responsible for two of SLU’s five sacks and led the Lions with eight tackles, four of which were for a loss. The yardage total was the fewest allowed by Southeastern since 2014. In his first season as a starter, Adeyemi-Berglund has a team-high six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. This is his first weekly award. Honorable Mention: Silas Stewart, Incarnate Word; Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Qua’Shawn Washington, Abilene ChristianSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls – Sr. – Kicker – Hercules, Calif.Fonseca broke another program record for the Colonels, booting a 56-yard field goal in the opening quarter on the road against Houston Baptist. The senior kicker was perfect in his duties for the second straight week, adding a 35-yarder while converting all five extra points. In just his second season, Fonseca now holds the school records for field goals made in a season (19), in a game (5), and longest field goal. The previous record for longest field goal conversion was 55-yards, set in 1999 by Kyle Leisher. Fonseca’s honor marks the second weekly accolade of the season.Honorable Mention: Tyler Slaydon, Lamar; Matt Cummins, Central Arkansas; Johnathan Tatum, Southeastern Louisiana FRISCO, Texas – Lamar University’s Jordan Hoy has been announced as the Southland Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, while Southeastern Louisiana’s Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund has claimed the Defensive Player of the Week award. Nicholls place-kicker Lorran Fonseca wrapped up the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week honor. The league made the announcements Monday morning. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Hoy grabbed his second consecutive weekly award after leading the Cardinals to an impressive 38-24 victory over a No. 19 Central Arkansas. Adeyemi-Berglund charged the Lion defense to limit a No. 11/12 ranked McNeese squad to just six points in a 23-6 win Saturday evening. Fonseca accounted for 11 of Nicholls’ 41 points in a dominant 41-20 performance over Houston Baptist.Offensive Player of the Week: Jordan Hoy, Lamar– Jr. – Quarterback – Rockwall, TexasThe junior quarterback guided an offense that recorded 512 yards of offense as LU defeated 19th-ranked Central Arkansas for the first time in program history. Just one week after rushing for a career-high 225 yards, Hoy flipped the script on UCA and completed 15 passes for a career-high 346 yards and four touchdowns. Hoy was responsible for five touchdowns Saturday (one rushing) as the Cardinals knocked off their second ranked opponent in the past three weeks. LU also pushed its win streak to four-straight games.center_img Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


first_img5 6 14 24% Win% 1st $793,508 Richard Mandella29 57% Richard Baltas76 12 Flavien Prat129 29 5 2 6 11 4 42% 14 8 Steve Knapp3 Doug O’Neill105 Assael Espinoza76 $1,538,658 15 15 46% Agapito Delgadillo39 16% 17 $727,145 5 1 8 Jerry Hollendorfer63 Aaron Gryder36 $791,067 40% 45% 39% $141,198 $751,699 15 Drayden Van Dyke92 $833,819 6 11 Money Won 7 17% 25 5 William E. Morey42 9 19% $227,305 30% $766,950 (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 9) 11 2nd 24 $1,063,834 56% 42% $121,378 9 ‘PARADISE’ NOT LOST, RETURNS FOR SHIRREFFSFIRSTS ALL AROUND AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAYSINGLE TICKET JACKPOT IS STILL UP FOR GRABSPARADISE WOODS DEBUTS FOR SHIRREFFS IN SANTA MONICAMultiple Grade I winner Paradise Woods is scheduled to make her first start under the direction of trainer John Shirreffs in this Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.It would mark the first race in seven months for the five-year-old daughter of Union Rags formerly trained by Richard Mandella.“She’s been breezing very nicely,” Shirreffs said, alluding to two of her most recent drills being the fastest of the day at the distance of six furlongs, a 1:11.60 move from the gate on Jan. 26 followed by a 1:10.80 recorded on Friday.“I’m just hoping for good weather,” added Shirreffs, who has had Paradise Woods in his care since December. Joel Rosario, who has expressed keen satisfaction working her, rides her for the first time competitively.Flavien Prat, who had ridden Paradise Woods in all of her previous 11 races, will be at Laurel Park Saturday to ride Spiced Perfection for Peter Miller in the Barbara Fritchie Stakes.“Getting a horse like Paradise Woods certainly picks your head up a little bit,” Shirreffs said, laughing. “It puts a little bounce in your step. At the barn she’s very well behaved, but like a lot of good race horses, when they see the track, they take it up a notch.”As the trainer of super mare Zenyatta, John Shirreffs would know.Working on a fast main track Sunday for possible Santa Monica starts were a trio of Bob Baffert runners–Dream Tree, Emboldened and Marley’s Freedom. The latter two went five furlongs in company and were clocked in identical bullet times of 58.80. Dream Tree, working solo, also received a bullet for a six furlong move in 1:11.60.FIRSTS ALL AROUND AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAYMulti-cultural firsts were the order of the day Saturday at Santa Anita. Posting their first victories at The Great Race Place were jockeys Andrea Atzeni, Jean Diaz Jr. and Shane Foley.The 27-year-old Atzeni, a native of the Mediterranean island Sardinia, won the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes for trainer Simon Callaghan on True Valour at a $25 win payoff; 18-year-old apprentice Diaz from Puerto Rico took the sixth race aboard Hero For Hire ($26) trained by Jeff Bonde; and the 30-year-old Foley, a native of Ireland, posted a $34.40 upset with John Sadler trainee Platinum Warrior in the Grade III San Marcos Stakes.“It felt so good to win here, especially this soon,” said Diaz, whose father, 41-year-old Puerto Rican riding great Juan, and mother, Amarilis, were on hand to see Jean record his landmark triumph on only his third mount here.“They both took the redeye back to Puerto Rico last night,” said Jean (pronounced John). “My father rides in six races at Hipodromo Camarero Race Track there today.”Saturday was a first for Callaghan as well. In addition to True Valour, the native of England who turns 39 on March 7, also saddled odds-on favorite Bellafina to win the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes. “That’s the first time I won two stakes on the same day,” Callaghan said.SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT REMAINS UNSOLVEDWith just one exception, double digit payoffs were the order of the day Saturday in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, with the result being there were two consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $56,382.As has been the case now for three consecutive days, there were three “live” horses in the 11th and final race, but all three, #8 Lucky Lately (8-1), #1 Lucky Stepper (33-1) and #4 Tip Top Gal (64-1) fell far short, finishing fourth, ninth and 12th, respectively.With $211,098 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool was $275,617, which has helped to create a Rainbow Pick Six carryover into Sunday of $112,846.50.Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is 2:02 p.m. PT. 15 8 Mike Smith51 $341,082 $751,699 13% ITM% 5 17% 46% 32% 5 $262,365 17 Heriberto Figueroa126 14 10 49% 9 3 Peter Miller72 8 26 8 7 1 13 7 TrainerMts 8 19 Rafael Bejarano98 40% 16 36% 35% 19 31% 17% 2 57% 4 45% 13% 5 7 $163,974 16 4 10% 19% 9 6 19% Martin Pedroza46 Mark Glatt42 4 7 11% 3rd 48% 6 60% 2nd 26% 49% Simon Callaghan23center_img Bob Baffert50 14% 19 19 $400,359 28% 55% $868,249 8 4 $580,420 3 14 41% LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Today’s workers include two horses possible for the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 16 and three Triple Crown nominated horses:Royal Insider (Outside) & Union Station (Possible El Camino Real Derby)-Harty Kingly (Outside) in company with Green Fleet (Both Triple Crown Nominated)-Baffert Roadster works 5 furlongs(Triple Crown Nominated)-BaffertEmboldened (Outside) in company with Marley’s Freedom-BaffertDream Tree working 6 furlongs-BaffertShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and OhioShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and VibranceShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and AxelrodQuick Questions With Trainer Mathew ChewA Day in the Life With Farrier Wes ChampagneSonneteer (outside) in company with Knight’s Cross (3yo) – Desormeaux 2/09/2019American Camp (3yo – outside) in company with Surfside Sunset – Hess, Jr. 2/09/2019FINISH LINES: Mario Gutierrez has been the go-to rider for owner J. Paul Reddam ever since he won the 2012 Kentucky Derby on Reddam’s I’ll Have Another trained by Doug O’Neill, so when the jockey recently changed agents from Tom Knust to Matt Nakatani, Reddam’s blessing understandably was in order. “The first person Mario contacted was Paul,” Nakatani said. “Paul is Mario’s number one man and been a loyal supporter of Mario for quite some time now. Without Paul’s backing Mario wouldn’t be where he is today. The change was kind of slow developing but Paul supported Mario. Mario wants to be a top flight rider here and has certain goals he wants to achieve. Sometimes a change is good and we’ll work very hard to get back into the top 10.” . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, presenting live racing again Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. The track will be open for simulcast racing Wednesday with free general admission and parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. 56% 12 12 13 10 Win% 10% John Sadler52 14 Tyler Baze139 16% 43% 62% $151,924 11 5 Geovanni Franco122 9 $984,443 $812,435 4 5 12 $618,842 7 18% 16 16 J Keith Desormeaux37 13% $475,164 9 24% 10 5 Joseph Talamo91 12 13% $422,894 13% Jeff Mullins35 $617,074 61% 42% Ruben Fuentes62 16% 19% 1st 2 $286,921 48% 31% $168,542 17% 10 42% 20% $299,932 Philip D’ Amato61 Vladimir Cerin31 21% $806,008 57% $251,358 Joel Rosario140 25 Tiago Pereira92 65% 7 48% Edwin Maldonado44 $371,622 1 Brian Koriner21 14% 1 $236,944 $830,396 9 3 28% 9 3rd ITM% Peter Eurton31 7 5 Eric Kruljac13 18 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS $344,624 6 47% William Spawr16 Money Won 17% 13% 2 4 38% 27 5 22% Kent Desormeaux62 $135,878 24% 5 1 8 $1,962,641 16% 9 8 15% 0 JockeyMts 38% 11 20last_img read more

Harry Kane considering snubbing Man Utd or City move in favour of Juventus

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Harry Kane is reportedly considering snubbing a mega-money move to both Manchester United and City in favour of a switch to Juventus.Italian outlet Tuttosport claim Maurizio Sarri has made the England captain his top transfer target this summer and are prepared to splash out £180million on his fee and wages to get the deal over the line.2 Harry Kane has been made Maurizio Sarri’s top transfer target at Juventus this summerCredit: AFP or licensorsThe report adds that Juve are leading the chase for the 26-year-old following United’s poor performance in recent years and City’s Champions League ban.However, if a deal doesn’t materialise they will instead target another Premier League striker in Gabriel Jesus.That, in turn, could spark a transfer merry-go-round with Pep Guardiola going all out to replace the Brazilian by beating United to Kane’s signature.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESThe England star only penned a new Spurs contract in the summer of 2018 that runs until 2024, but the club are reported to be “facing a battle” to keep him.The north Londoners face another trophyless season after crashing out of Europe at the hands of RB Leipzig – having already been eliminated from both domestic cups and sitting eighth in the Premier League.To compound the club’s misery, boss Jose Mourinho would have just £50m to spend in the transfer window should they fail to make it into the Champions League next season.SunSport previously reported how Juventus were keen to capitalise on the furor at Spurs by making a move for Kane, who they believe can act as the perfect foil for Cristiano Ronaldo – just as Karim Benzema was at Real Madrid.Using a near-telepathic understanding with the Frenchman, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo smashed in an astonishing 450 goals for Los Blancos.2Kane meanwhile has never shown any indication of leaving Spurs in the past – despite long-term admiration from Manchester United.But he has recently been said to be “considering his future”, after another disappointing season at his boyhood club, who he joined at the age of 11.The Spurs striker, 26, is recovering from an operation on a torn hamstring picked up in the 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHe has 181 goals in 278 games for the Lilywhites, including 136 in 201 in the Premier League, and has been tipped to break Alan Shearer’s 260-haul should he spend the entirety of his career in England.The Three Lions skipper – who was given the England armband for the first time in June 2017 – also boasts an impressive tally of 32 goals from 45 caps.And Kane remains well on course to break Wayne Rooney’s national record of 53 despite his recent injury record.Tony Cascarino wouldn’t blame Harry Kane if he left Tottenham this summerlast_img read more

17yo to train with Hunters

first_imgThe outside back caught the attention of National coach Michael Marum during his side’s grand final win to claim the Enga U18 schoolboys’ title in Wabag last month.Jiwaka U18 promising forward John Bit joins fellow schoolboy Benson Loma while Western Highlands schoolboy trio, Edwin Epape, Isaiah Tali and Mathew Jessy, and lone Simbu schoolboy, Illix Ali, have also been named in the squad.Marum said this is where the future of our game lies.“The academy is set up to groom these young players in the ethics of skills training and attitudes of discipline and commitment to be good rugby league players,” Marum said.The 22-man academy squad is:1. Paul Magua – Highlands Confederate 2. Frendao Rai – Highlands Confederate 3. Tracy Lawrence – Highlands Confederate 4. Delmaj Iveke – Northern Confederate 5. Patrick Tarutia – Northern Confederate 6. Jack Mocke – Northern Confederate 7. Garry Tobe – Madang Knights 8. Max Paul – Madang Knights 9. Dickson Gibson – Madang Knights 10. Pidi Paul – Madang Knights 11. Reggie Singura – Madang Royals 12. Joseph Moke – Madang Royals 13. John Ongul – Jiwaka 14. Peter Michael – Jiwaka 15. Hebert Daniel – Southern Highlands (Imbonggu) 16. Thompson Yakimbu – Enga Schoolboys 17. Benson Loma – Jiwaka Schoolboys 18. John Bit – Jiwaka Schoolboys 19. Edwin Epape – Western Highlands Schoolboys 20. Isaiah Tali – Western Highlands Schoolboys 21. Mathew Jessy – Western Highlands Schoolboys 22. Ilix Ali – Simbu Schoolboys.The academy squad training in Goroka starts on Monday, December 19, and ends on December 23, 2016.(Loop file picture)last_img read more

Salamanca leaves the door open to yield the Helmántico

first_imgIn addition, and despite the conflict between the two clubs, Salamanca explains the reasons why it would yield this time: “The Salamanca UDS always works and will work for the benefit of the city, putting, if necessary, the interests of citizens over personal that the entity could have. We leave the existing rivalry aside for the good of our city, for the good of Salamanca. “While he is willing to put his vision aside, he clarifies:”Our entity has never shown firm interest in hosting such a match“.A statement that, anyway, It is not valid as long as Unionistas remains firm in their idea of ​​not moving from their own stadium or prefer to travel to Madrid or Zamora before playing in the Helmántico. At the moment, after the announcement of Salamanca, there is no official position of either the City Council or the rival of the Zidane team. Today, RFEF travels to Las Pistas to give its verdict on the feasibility of hosting there about sixteenths of the KO tournament.Check the full statement. Less than a week after the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, the stadium where the Unionists will be played is unknown – Real Madrid. The charro club prioritizes playing in its usual fief, Las Pistas, but for that it would need a series of arrangements such as introducing artificial light bulbs that allow the game to be seen on television. In addition to his frequent home, other options such as the Helmantic, the Bernabeu or the Silver Route from Zamora.The intention of the mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo, is to dispute in the Helmántico, as opposed to the desire of Unionists. The main problem is that the stadium is property of Salamanca CF UDS, club that do not maintain any type of relationship with the rival of Real Madrid. However, this one, through an official statement, he has left the door open to yield and that the duel be disputed in that field.“That the Helmántico Stadium is not for sale or with the possibility of renting for sporting events or other purposes, although It is available to the City Council of Salamanca for its assignment for specific events that benefit the city, which is the only purpose on which the Salamanca UDS works “, explains the entity in its official note, leaving, therefore, in the hands of the mayor’s office, the formal request for the party not to be disputed in Las Pistas, but not Move from the city.last_img read more

Leander Paes: “Nadal will beat Federer, but Roger is the best”

first_imgDue to this fact, when selecting the greatest in historical past, Paes has no doubts: “For me, Federer is the greatest participant of all time. Rod Laver received the full Grand Slam as an newbie and as an expert, but for me what Roger has completed in his profession is unbelievable on all surfaces. “The battle continues … The legend of the doubles Leander Paes the license has been allowed to touch upon the titanic and historic wrestle that they keep Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer for being the tennis participant with extra Grand Slams in the medal winners.The Indian, who is near the retreat, spoke about it in the newspaper The Occasions of India: “I really feel that Nadal will beat the 20 Grand Slams of Roger Federer. On the different hand, in the case of fashion, should you’re somebody extra traditional and chic, Roger wins undoubtedly. In case you are a fighter, with extra coronary heart and energy, Rafa Nadal is your participant. But should you’re somebody extra cerebral, who likes math and steadiness, perfection, Djokovic is the greatest. “last_img read more

Controversy in Seville over the intervention of the VAR in the tie of Espanyol

first_imgThe meeting between Seville and Espanyol has been involved in the controversy over the use of VAR in the tie of Espanyol, although finally the intervention of the video arbitration system has been correct and falls within the established assumptions.It was the 32nd minute when Sergi Gómez knocked Caleri out of the area. The referee, Cordero Vega did not indicate the action and the VAR advised him to review the action when considering that it could be the direct red for the Sevilla defender, one of the assumptions by which the VAR can act, so the intervention was correct although at first there were many doubts about it.After the review the referee decided that it was indeed a foul but not a red card, but a yellow card. In the subsequent launch of foul, made by Embarba, came the Spanish tie. There are two antecedents in which the VAR was used for the same reason, on day 9 of 2018/19 in a Huesca-Espanyol. Didac Vila kicks Musto when Granero hangs a ball to the Huesca area. The VAR warned of the kick, which could mean an expulsion and Prieto Iglesias went to the monitor to see the play. The referee considered that he did not deserve expulsion and enough yellow.The second case, on day 14 of the same season, during a Levante-Athletic. Unai Núñez makes an entry about Roger. Jaime Latre only points out foul, but from the VAR they warn him that it could be a play of red. At the end it only shows the yellow one after seeing the repetition on the monitor.This season the recommendation is to go more to the monitor for plays related to red. In 24 days they have already gone 12 times; Last season, at 38, they were only nine times.last_img read more

Setién and the Guardiola mirror

first_imgBarça did not send any specific scout to the Bernabéu. It was, in first person, Quique Setién, enabled in a special box from which he saw Madrid-City. So he killed two birds with one stone. First, He saw Sunday’s rival. And second, he observed the tactical nuances of one of his most admired technicians, Pep Guardiola, which won in Chamartín with obvious details of expertise. For example, the surprising placement of the tips. De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva were the most advanced players in defense in the first half and made it difficult for the centrals to exit because Rodrigo and Gundogan were close together. Gabriel Jesus controlled the rises of Carvajal and also damaged it. And he wore it. So much that Sterling finished it off in the 1-2 play. De Bruyne, in addition, was again a harmful player for Madrid in the second half with the game between the lines.Seien confirmed some of his convictions. One of them, that the matches in Madrid are very long and weighs wear. And that in the Bernabéu the last minutes are determining very often. He won a match with Betis in the 94th minute, but he also missed a match with Las Palmas that won 1-3. Cristiano tied it in the 86th and 89th minutes. The heroic of Madrid influences, but also the desire to get messy when the result is not positive. He passed it against Levante and after 1-2 against City, with the consequence of the expulsion of Ramos.Setién knows that Barça is not the City. The citizens, to begin with, do not have Messi, which conditions the offensive game, but also the pressure. The defensive concepts should be others. What the Cantabrian is clear about is that He wants to be a protagonist in Madrid and will try to have the ball, wear and create doubts in Madrid. But he will ask for security with the ball to avoid plays such as the 1-0 of the targets against City. Another issue that worries Setién is The example of the first round match. Then, Madrid dominated the game with the presence of Casemiro, Modric, Kroos and Valverde in the center of the field. He is obsessed with matching that white presence. But You have doubts about whether to use Busquets, De Jong, Rakitic and Arthur (or Vidal) or surprise Zidane with some imbalancing factor like Braithwaite. If you follow the footsteps of Guardiola, it would contain in the first part and, following the example of Sterling’s entry, you could get Ansu or Braithwaite in the second part.Quique Setién is aware that it is impossible to trace two matches and that Barça must have enough personality to make their own plan, but from the Bernabéu he took several keys that can help his players receive more information with a view to Sunday. The Cantabrian will not decide until the end, although it seems to have at least seven fixed: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Junior, Busquets, De Jong, Messi and Griezmann. He will wait until the end to decide between Umtiti and Lenglet; and two midfielders between Rakitic, Arthur and Vidal except unexpected surprise with Braithwaite.last_img read more

One of the six resigners distances himself from Emili Rousaud

first_imgIn addition, he defended the current Board: “We are in times of special difficulty. My fellow Board members and club executives have to face a major challenge. I am aware that they are putting everything into trying to minimize the damage that this pandemic is causing. I give you my support and encouragement to continue working. “Calsamiglia urges the club president to” order the club, the commissions, appoint new positions and rearm to face this challenge. “Calsamiglia makes it clear that it is “a sad day” and that his resignation is based on personal issues and some “discrepancies” in the way the club is run. But he made it clear that he does not align himself with Rousaud in his accusations against the Board. “We all have to work together in the same direction. ‘Tous units fem força’. It is true that I am not an example of this slogan, but I ask all Barcelona fans, players, employees, managers, executives, future candidates, the media , to look ahead and make it possible to achieve the goal of returning to the place we were in. Then it will be time to review what has been done well or badly and, at home, address the folders that we have yet to close. “ Jordi Calsamiglia, one of the six former Barça executives who resigned this Thursday, published a statement this Friday in which he explicitly outlines Emili Rousaud, the former vice-president who made harsh accusations, insinuating that someone from the current Board has gotten in ” hand in the box. “ “For reasons of opportunity, I considered presenting it in a coordinated manner and in unity with the other colleagues on the Board who had decided to resign, but that does not want to decide that they share the same reasons,” he began.“After listening to Emili Rousaud’s statements in various media, I want to express my total disagreement with the public accusations that affect the honesty and credibility of the Barça Board of Directors and of each and every one of the accusations of its members. . This is not the time to make public accusations regarding events that are being the subject of an external audit and that will be presented at the appropriate time and before the Board, “he explained.last_img read more