Zidane, the redeemer

first_imgMarcelo and Bale, two opposite cases with the same messageWhile Zidane has always opted for conciliatory speech, only Gareth Bale has taken him away from his marked line. “He has not been summoned because the club is trying to leave. If he leaves tomorrow, the better. I hope it is imminent for everyone. It is not personal. There comes a time where things are done because they must be done“said the coach of Real Madrid in the preseason. However, the situation took a turn and the Welshman ended up staying. That’s when he returned the ‘ZZ’ as usual. Despite numerous criticisms about the figure of ’11 ‘ for him Golf, the departures ahead of time of the Bernabéu or the controversial banner with Wales; Under the spotlights of cameras and microphones, Zidane has continued to support his footballer.The examples, in fact, are countless: “Bale has given everything“,”they want us to have a problem, but it’s not like that“,”I don’t watch him go“,”I will always defend my players“… Even so, his words do not seem to reveal his real thinking about Welsh. In recent weeks, Zidane has gotten used to leaving him off the list, although he allegedly had no physical problems. However, and unlike what some fans claim, he is not willing to lose him and continues to give him opportunities. Same, before Osasuna it was the game, so was the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum, and in the Classic …JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane and Bale chat in a match at the Santiago Bernabéu.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA (DIARIO AS) Marcelo, on the other hand, does not receive extra-critical reviews, but for its performance on the pitch. Mendy has won the game, has made its place in the eleven and the Brazilian responds to the opportunities with defensive weakness and less vividness in attack than ever. Before Sevilla and Real Sociedad he did not show his best version. But … there was Zidane. After the copera elimination, he asked for justice for him: “Of course the critics hurt, because he is a player who gives everything in the field. This is not going to change, even if I say it hurts. The important thing for us is to give the maximum in the field and I believe that the fans have seen it “. Like Bale, the side is not in a great moment, although his technician is determined to recover them For the cause.More cases: Jovic, Courtois …Emilio Butragueño already said: “Zidane’s message is that everyone feels important“That’s why you saw the problem-solving cape, whenever they knock on the door. And it’s frequent. It happened with Courtois, always suffering from the comparison with Keylor Navas. The Belgian goalkeeper has taken a step forward and, in part, has been thanks to the responsibility that his technician always gave him. He was the hero of the Super Cup with Fede Valverde and has been named best player of January in LaLiga Santander. With messages like “for me Courtois is the best“,” we are all in the same boat “or” Courtois has saved us “is all simpler.Juanjo Martín & nbsp; (EFE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Jovic enjoys the full confidence of Zidane despite not being successful from face to door.Juanjo Martín (EFE) In the semifinals of the Super Cup against Valencia, Isco scored his first goal of the season and his coach took the opportunity to praise him endlessly in the post-match. “I am very happy for him because he has always shown that he has personality and that it does not weigh him at all“said a smiling Zidane for the recovery of Malaga’s talent. A resurrection not expected by many, but by his coach. But the Frenchman’s work is not over. Other players in the squad live a situation similar to the one he lived in his day of Arroyo de la Miel. Their circumstances are different, of course, but ‘Zizou’, in the press room, has already shown that faith has not lost it. In a locker room, the coach is much more than the figure that organizes plays and alignments. Their job is also to join the squad and ensure that each and every player is one hundred percent. On the psychological level, Zinedine Zidane is indisputable and there are already several who have publicly thanked him for his support And I work with them. Not only that, under the storm, the French coach acts as a calm. All under his protective nature, balls on his roof, but never on that of his pupils. Years later, there is hardly any footballer who has not gone through a pothole. And each and every one of them have felt the Zidane person and the Zidane coach: Isco, Courtois, Rodrygo, Marcelo, Bale …Vinicius has been the last to recognize it. In an interview on Intensive Esporte, the Brazilian pearl thanks its technician for the message he conveys: “It always gives me confidence so that I have peace of mind and a good head whenever the time comes. It has helped me a lot. (…) Trust all players and if another player does not trust himself you can see that he always changes it, they never play the same. He is rescuing everyone and helping until they have confidence“The term” rescue “, used by the young attacker, is nothing more than a definition of one of Zidane’s qualities as a coach. A nuance that makes him more than an aligner, despite criticism when the results do not arrive In the case of ‘Vini’ it becomes evident. The extreme has always yielded that he has gone to the grass, but his low effectiveness of face to door has always haunted him and has caused hundreds of criticisms in social networks and media. That was done by Zidane, doing specific work with him to isolate himself from the inevitable impact of wearing the Real Madrid shirt. The same thing happened with Rodrygo. “He is a very nice guy, who always talks to me and gives me advice,” said the end on ESPN. Although its start has been less noisy than Vinicius, it also He has had the pressure handicap of being a Real Madrid player with 19 years and the fierce competition of the template. Even so, ‘ZZ’ has followed its path closely.Juanjo Martín & nbsp; (EFE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane gives directions to his players before the extension of the Spanish Super Cup.Juanjo Martín (EFE)center_img Jovic has not lived a few easy months at Real Madrid. He came with the scorer’s sign, but his figures are not, for the moment, up to expectations. Add two goals and two assists so far this season. Have 22 years, so it is natural that you need an adaptation time. Something that, on occasion, has been forgotten, Zidane publicly remembered: “He is the future. He is learning and has changed countries. He wants to learn a lot, works well and is very good. He will score many goals. Everyone says it, but I think it’s also a complete player. “They are almost a dozen names and those that will be added when the storm does not subside. Zidane has won the locker room, which gives the feeling of more united than ever in search of winning the national domestic championship again. The Champions League will arrive, although Real Madrid does not enjoy the favorite poster, as if it did in previous seasons. But the French coach has in the Champions League his favorite competition, who knows if because all his men go hand in hand towards glory. Because the one who has a problem always ends up finding the solution in Zidane. “He calls me at his office and shows me what went wrong tactically or technically. And what I did, when I was a player, that can help me. He has helped me a lot, “acknowledged a Rodrygo who has not yet found his regularity in the capital. However, the redeeming Zidane has two faces. On the one hand, his experience as a footballer help the youngest to improve on the grass. Similarly, the continuity of players like Brahim, despite not having continuity, they are a good example of this. It also helps them focus on their shield and not on external factors. His other face is even it is more necessary in the management of a template like that of Real Madrid. Let them tell talents such as Isco, Bale or Marcelo; always in the eye of the hurricane by the arrival of other men from behind and to those who Zidane has always defended cape and sword.Isco, from ostracism to stardomDay 14 of LaLiga Santander. Real Madrid wins Real Sociedad 3-1 and Isco plays seven minutes. One more day at the office for Malaga, who I had only added two titles in the League so far. Since then everything changed and went from forgotten to headline, even in a Classic or Super Cup matches. His first coach, José Enrique García, told in AS that his pupil had “lost the illusion” with Solari. Zidane also had to deal with it and always supported him in his great goal to go with the national team in the next Eurocup. In all the cases described above, there is one point in common: at a press conference, ZZ barely makes headlines, but always defends his own.Juanjo Martín & nbsp; (EFE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane congratulates Isco in the Spanish Super Cup.Juanjo Martín (EFE)last_img read more

Kingad challenges Brazilian bet for ONE flyweight title

first_imgChinese strawweight wrestling champion Peng Xue Wen (0-1) will also fight Kun Khmer champion Phat Soda (0-1) of Cambodia in the preliminary fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kingad is coming off a dominant showing against Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia last April to earn him a shot at the title.But it won’t be a walk in the park with Moraes (16-2) aiming to sustain his three-match winning streak and establish himself as the best flyweight in the promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe flyweight bout will co-headline the Manila card, which already features a champion-versus-champion main event with ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang defending his throne against ONE Featherweight Champion Martin Nguyen.Filipinos are be aplenty in the card with as five more fighters are set to enter the cage in the November event. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Belingon (16-5) seeks to display his amazing striking skills in trying to blemish the unscathed record of Kevin Chung (5-0) of USA.Gina Iniong (5-2) also returs to the cage as the six-time national wushu champion raises the flag for Team Lakay when she takes on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (0-1) of Indonesia.Fil-Australian Reece McLaren (9-5) is motivated to snap his two-match losing skid as he makes the move to the flyweight division where he takes on Anatpong Bunrad (5-3) of Thailand.Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Pacio (12-2) is hell-bent to bounce back from his submission loss last August as he shifts his focus on fellow Filipino strawweight Roy Doliguez (7-4).Also announced for the Manila card are the match between Alex Silva (5-1) of Brazil and Hayato Suzuki (17-0) of Japan, and a featherweight duel between Xie Chao (5-1) and Kelvin Ong (1-1) of Malaysia in the main card.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Danny Kingad dominates Muhammad Aiman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDanny Kingad braces for the biggest break of his career as the rising star challenges ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil at ONE: Legends of the World on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.The unbeaten Filipino flyweight stakes his immaculate 7-0 record as he seeks to add gold to Team Lakay’s collection in the co-main event of the evening.ADVERTISEMENT No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch LATEST STORIES View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Serena Williams wins Cincinnati opener Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Such a ball just sold for $623,369, SCP auctions said Monday. That crushes the record of $345,000 for a signed baseball, set in 2013 for a Ruth-Gehrig ball.The seller was not identified, and the winner who outbid 28 other prospective buyers for the ball was identified only as a Southern California collector.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The only living original inductee who didn’t sign the ball was Lou Gehrig, who on that day was headed to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he’d be diagnosed with ALS, the disease that would end his career, take his life and unofficially bear his name.It was on June 12, 1939, that the Baseball Hall of Fame first opened its doors, though it had been choosing members for three years by then. Most were already dead. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins File – In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)LOS ANGELES — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig?How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day they all entered the Baseball Hall of Fame?ADVERTISEMENT Owen put his ball in a safe-deposit box, and his family kept it until 1997, when it sold for $55,000.Greenberg’s ball has been lost to history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Marv Owen, the star Detroit Tigers third baseman then playing for the Chicago White Sox, was in Cooperstown, New York, to play in an exhibition marking the occasion. His former teammate Hank Greenberg was also there, and had brought along two balls for the inductees to sign, but was too bashful to approach them. Owen wasn’t, and got all 11 to sign. He kept one for himself and gave the other to Greenberg.“With autographed balls, very few can you trace to the point of origin, the point of signing, where you know the circumstances of where it was acquired,” said Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions. “It’s incredible. It almost puts you in that moment, which is very, very rare for a ball.”Several signed balls have survived from that day, but most have signatures from other players or dignitaries that diminish their value.The names weren’t haphazardly scrawled all over the ball, either. It was as though Owen had future collectors in mind when he collected the signatures in dark, lasting ink. And their placement doesn’t seem random either. On one panel of the ball, stacked atop each other, are Cobb, Ruth and Wagner, at the time considered the three greatest players of all time, with Walter Johnson, then considered the greatest pitcher of all time, hovering above them.“Ultimately that panel of Cobb, Ruth, Wagner is what puts it over the top,” said Kevin Keating of Professional Sports Authenticator, who verified the ball’s legitimacy. “Those are the elite of the elite. The fact that he got those guys the way he did, in that perfect order on one panel, it’s almost as if it’s by design.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

President’s Cup set for RSTC

first_imgIt’s on, as horse racing fanatics get to witness the grand occasion on Sunday September 30 at the Rising Sun Turf Club, when the Caribbean Nations Group President’s Cup Horse Racing Meet unfolds.With seven races slated for the event, competitors will have the chance to win incentives over $6M.The main event will feature the President’s Cup which will be open to all horses bred in Guyana; it is expected to accommodate mares and fillies imported in the year 2018.The winner of the President’ss Cup will walk away with a first prize of $1M whichThe best of the best will compete for over $6 million in prizescarries the distance of over five and a half furlongs.Among the other events slated for that day is the Guyana Green State E and Lower race which is over eight furlongs that carries a top prize of $500,000.The J3 and lower which is seven furlongs will have a $350,000 top prize while the L and lower open, consisting of seven furlongs, will see the winner cart off with $300,000.A $250,000 prize is set for the victor of the L class maiden horses race, while the winner of the Guyana Bred 2-year-old (Baby Horse) race will take home $200,000 and a trophy.The day wraps up with the L non earners for 2018 running over five and a half furlongs competing for a $100,000 grand prize.last_img read more

Dawson Creek Curling Club and Legion vandalized

first_imgFood and liquor was also stolen.Anyone who may have witnessed this crime or with information about it is encouraged to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

Southampton complete £6m move for Romania international

first_imgSouthampton have completed a move for Romania international defender Florin Gardos.The 25-year-old has joined from Romanian champions Steaua Bucharest for a fee believed to be £6million, and has signed a four-year deal at St Mary’s.Gardos, who has 12 caps for his country, becomes Ronald Koeman’s seventh signing for Southampton following the £12m arrival of Shane Long earlier in the day.The Saints boss told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to have Florin here. He’s still a young player so he can develop himself a lot more, and that’s part of the ambition of Southampton.“From the beginning, after [Dejan] Lovren left the club, we paid a lot of attention to Florin.  Everybody knows the big names and the big players, but it’s always more difficult to find one who’s not so well known.“The information the club has given to me about him has been very good. For now and for the future, we have a very good central defender.”Gardos added: “This is one of the happiest days of my life. It’s the biggest step of my career so far. Coming to the Premier League is a very big occasion for me, and Southampton was a team that had a really good last season so this wasn’t really a hard decision.“I’ve had a very good first impression of the club. There’s a very big difference between what I had back home and what is here.“I’ve always said that coming to Premier League would be a dream come true, and luckily I’ve been able to achieve that dream now.” 1 New Southampton defender Florin Gardos last_img read more

Bush administration pressures China, others to punish junta in Myanmar

first_imgThe government does face international criticism, though. The United Nations, under pressure from the Bush administration and European leaders, is sending a special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, to Myanmar, which agreed to allow him to visit after China intervened, officials said. In a meeting on Thursday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice confronted a midlevel Burmese diplomat, according to officials who were present, telling him it was “bizarre” that he was defending his government while pictures emerged of troops shooting unarmed monks. On Friday, Rice expressed disappointment that the U.N. Security Council could not act more forcefully, largely because of opposition from China. “I will say on Burma that given what is going on in the streets in Rangoon, I would have hope that the Security Council would have taken stronger action,” Rice said in New York, referring to the country’s capital by its alternate name. U.S. policy does not recognize the military government’s decision to change the country’s name to Myanmar and continues to refer to it as Burma.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Another senior official said the administration would try to persuade China to offer sanctuary to the leaders of the junta, in the hope that this would encourage them to leave Myanmar. Other ideas include getting China and India to halt investment in new oil and gas projects, cutting off bank lending in places like Singapore to freeze Burmese accounts. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing internal policy deliberations. Many of the techniques are modeled on the sanctions designed against North Korea. Officials were surprised at how quickly banks ceased dealing with that country as soon as they realized it could affect their access to the American banking system. “International institutions take our list seriously,” one of the officials said, referring to banks. The official added, “They quickly realize the downside of dealing with these people is greater than the upside.” At least for the moment, officials said, the junta leaders appeared to be gaining some ground over the protesters, cutting off their access to the Internet, so that photographs and video of the street confrontations would not circulate around the world. WASHINGTON – The Bush administration stepped up its confrontation with the ruling junta in Myanmar on Friday, and officials said they were searching for ways to persuade China and other nations to cut off lending, investment and trade into the country. But in a sign of how limited Washington’s leverage is against the country, which has long been the target of U.S. sanctions, officials said they were concerned that China, a trading partner and neighbor of Myanmar, would block any serious effort to destabilize the Burmese government. The administration appears to regard the violent crackdown on Burmese monks as a long-hoped-for opportunity to get other Southeast Asian nations to rethink their insistence that they should not interfere with the internal politics of their neighbors. The hope is that U.S. pressure might force the leaders of the ruling junta into a political process that would drive them from power, if not from the country. “What we are trying to do is speed their demise,” said one senior U.S. official. “The question is, do we have the diplomatic and economic influence to hit a bank shot here,” by persuading Beijing, in particular, that its dealings with Myanmar could embarrass it as the 2008 Olympics approach. last_img read more


first_imgThis stunning picture was taken earlier today by Adam Rory Porter. Glorious sunshine bestowed itself on Donegal today, and this snap show how beautiful our county is.The picture is of the monument known as Grianan of Aileach in Burt, Inishowen, County Donegal. This ancient hilltop structure stands guard near the southern end of Lough Swilly and is a hop and a skip from Buncrana and Derry, the City of Culture 2013Just another great reason to Visit Inishowen and to Visit Donegal!WOW! STUNNING OVERHEAD PICTURE OF ANCIENT MONUMENT IN BURT was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:adam rory porterFeaturesInishowennewspicturelast_img read more

Man ‘shocked’ to wake up in Letterkenny cell after Buncrana Paddy’s Day binge

first_imgA Buncrana man, who was found asleep on Buncrana Main Street in the early hours of St Patrick’s Day, was shocked to wake up in a Garda station cell.25-year-old Dean Duffy, from Lisfannon, Fahan, was charged with being intoxicated in a public place. Inspector David Murphy told Buncrana District Court that Gardai believed Duffy to be ‘a danger to himself and others’ and described him as being ‘unsteady and unable to answer’.“He was lying asleep, extremely intoxicated,” Inspector Murphy said.Solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said his client had been ‘out socialising early for St Patrick’s Day’.“He wasn’t abusive in any way,” Mr McLaughlin said.“The cells in Buncrana weren’t operating at the time and he was taken to Letterkenny. He woke up in Letterkenny Garda Station and was shocked to find himself in a cell. He had no memory of the incident.”Judge Gerard Jones said the matter should serve ‘as a wake-up call’ and ordered Duffy to pay €200 to a local cancer charity.Man ‘shocked’ to wake up in Letterkenny cell after Buncrana Paddy’s Day binge was last modified: March 8th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaBuncrana District CourtDean DuffyJudge Gerard Joneslast_img read more


first_imgFixtures for Sunday, march 2nd – Knockalla Cup (Ulster FA competition)Bonagee Utd. replace Kildrum Tigers in the Draw.Finn Harps Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. S. Toner 2pm Cockhill Celtic v Clonmany Shamrocks Ref. P. Duddy 2pmBonagee Utd. v Derry City Res. Ref. V. McLaughlin 2pmDrumkeen Utd. v Lifford Celtic Ref. T. McAree 1:30pm   SOCCER: DRAW FOR THE KNOCKALLA CUP was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SOCCER: DRAW FOR THE KNOCKALLA CUPlast_img read more