Lomai slotted in Kumul starting line up

first_imgCoach Michael Marum said from Sydney this afternoon Lomai got the nod ahead of Edward Goma, who is the 18th man.Goma replaced Townsville Blackhawks backrower Rhyse Martin who withdrew earlier this week due to personal reasons.“Timothy Lomai will partner Rodney Griffin in the second row in an otherwise unchanged line up announced last week,” Marum said.He said there were concerns with Adex Wera (calf) and Ase Boas (hamstring) but the injuries are improving as the days go by.“They’ve been attended to by the physios and are improving quite rapidly. They will be okay in the next 48 hours,” the coach said.He said apart from this, the camp has been very good so far with all the players and staff mixing very well. “We had our final field session this morning (Thursday) and was really good,” he said.The captain’s run will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 10am at Pirtek stadium, Paramatta.The PNG LNG Kumuls play Fiji Batis at 5.30pm on Saturday followed by Tonga versus Samoa at 7.30pm at the Pirtek Stadium in Paramatta, Sydney.Both matches will be televised ‘live’ to PNG and the Pacific by EMTV.The PNG LNG Kumuls team vs Fiji Batis on Saturday is:1. David MEAD – (Captain), 2. Justin OLAM, 3. Kato OTTIO, 4. Nene McDONALD, 5. Stargroth AMEAN, 6. Ase BOAS, 7. Watson BOAS, 8. Luke PAGE, 9. Wartovo PUARA Jnr, 10. Henry NOKI, 11. Timothy LOMAI, 12. Rod GRIFFIN, 13. Adam KORAVE, 14. Adex WERA, 15. Brandy PETER, 16. Willie MINOGA, 17. Kurt BAPTISTE, 18. Edward GOMACoach: Michael MARUMlast_img read more

PMBL round 3 kicks off

first_imgIn the round 2 encounter, Flames whipped Tamaraws in an intensive battle which saw them leading the ladder since round 1.But this time, with an ongoing hard training at the courts, Tamaraws will seek revenge with a new team setup to clash against Flames.The premiers see this as a grand final rematch and hope to seal another win after proving unbeaten throughout the competition.Belting Superior Coffee Saints last weekend to end round two was an easy win, however, this Sunday will be more interesting.The draws for this Sunday will see Chariots taking on the West Jokers in the opening match followed by the top of the ladder clash between Flames and Tamaraws and Saints will play Exodus.last_img

Kulusevski passes the medical exam with Juventus

first_imgThe young promise, who already knows what it is to be international with the absolute of Sweden, has four goals and seven assists so far, and will pocket an annual salary of 2.5 million euros, as published by the Italian media. Maurizio Sarri will feature youth for an attack in which players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higauín or Juan Square They are already in their thirties. A series* Data updated as of January 2, 2020 It comes from Atalanta, although it was ceded in Parma until June 2020 (the season is not expected to end there), but what really attracts attention is that the player He has only dressed the shirt of Atalanta’s first team only three times (at the beginning of 2019) without ever having played a complete match. A data the less strange if we take into account the amount they have obtained for him. 44center_img Juve will pay the Bergamo team 35 million euros plus another 9 in variables, a fairly high figure for such a young player with little experience in the A series (the three games of Atalanta and 19 with Parma). Dejan Kulusevski is in Turin to pass the medical examination at the Juventus facilities. The Swedish 19-year-old will become a new player in the next few hours Vecchia Signora.last_img read more

Butragueño: “The message of ‘Zizou’ is that everyone feels important”

first_imgMatch Analysis: From their goal we were better. We turned the scoreboard before the break. It was difficult. They fought a lot, put a lot of intensity and we had to fight a lot to win.Team reaction: “The team has reacted very well and in that sense we are very happy. It is always a difficult field for us. The public pushes a lot. We are very happy with the performance of all the players.” Emilio Butragueño, director of institutional relations of Real Madrid, appeared before the microphones of Movistar LaLiga to comment on the victory of the white team over the Osasuna by 1 to 4. Betis-Barcelona: We have won what we wanted and from there we will see. The important thing is that we are strong and able to overcome the difficulties that are presented to us.center_img Zidane’s message: “Apart from the two goals (of the substitutes), which have been two great goals, it is important that everyone feels that everyone is important. And, in reality, it is like this: it is the message that ‘Zizou’ conveys. Every time everyone the players are required are ready. “last_img read more

Real Madrid trains with the mind set on City

first_imgReal Madrid continues to prepare the Champions League game against Manchester City (Wednesday 26, 21:00, Movistar Champions League) and this Monday he held his second training session to prepare the imminent European commitment to Pep Guardiola. Too Rodrygo worked separately, who came from playing yesterday with Castilla. The Brazilian played 87 minutes until he scored the goal that sentenced the match against Sanse (2-0) and was ejected in the celebration. A red that will prevent Rodrygo from playing the Classic next weekend (Sunday, March 1, 9:00 p.m.) and also cannot be aligned by Raul during the visit to Pontevedra in Pasarón (Sunday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.).Madrid will hold the last session tomorrow Tuesday at 11:00 in Valdebebas before receiving City. After training, around 1:00 p.m., Zidane and a player will appear at a press conference.If you want to go to the Bernabéu to enjoy the excitement of Real Madrid live – Manchester City Here you can check the available tickets. See tickets. Zidane was able to count on 22 players in the session. Mariano worked alongside the group, while Hazard and Asensio did specific work. for the recovery of their respective injuries. The Mallorcan worked alone on the grass.last_img read more

Zidane: “Vinicius deserved it …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane appeared in the Movistar flash interview to analyze the very important victory of Real Madrid in the Classic against Barcelona. The Madrid coach praised his team’s game.Sensations: “Very good feeling. Even with a complicated first part. There is also a rival. In the first part it was all matched and the second was very good for us. Offensively we were very superior. We were very good at the pressure. In the first part it cost us a bit. “What was the plan? Exit by pressing?: “Against these teams is what needs to be done because if you let them play, you run behind the ball and if you run behind the ball it is very screwed.”Vinicius was right: “Yes, rightly and I’m glad. He deserved it, an important goal against an important opponent. We were glad for him. I would have also liked Isco’s shot to come in, but it was a stop for Ter Stegen. They played a great game. In the end it is a very deserved match. There are three points and we are happy with the match. We had to win. “Mariano hasn’t played much, today he has come out and scored: “Yes.”It has not given him many opportunities: “It is true, but in the end today it was important. He has scored the goal and I am glad. It has not been easy for him because he has not played much. There is Jovic, who is ahead. Today he came out, scored and I am glad Everyone is happy for Mariano because he has given everything in the field. “Are you now ahead of Jovic ?: “No, we are all here.”Happy: “Very happy especially for the players. We had a week a bit complicated and the players have given everything today. It was a first part matched. We had Thibaut very well and in the second part we were very superior.”Praise to the players: “They have given everything in the field. That is the most important thing for us. After this week we talked about we were going to have a chance and in the end we got it. The outside does not help anything. It is important that the team believes in what he does We have thought of keeping our goal to zero and having many scoring chances.Message to the fans: “Thank you because in the end they know that they are important in complicated moments. From minute 1 to 90 they have been with the team. The Bernabéu is the Bernabéu. We are leaders. It is not the most important thing, but for morale it is important. In the end we will have other complicated games, but today we have to enjoy. “Later, Zidane appeared in the press room of the Santiago Bernabéu.Victory key: “We deserve our victory for everything we did, in defense and attack. The first part was matched, our pressure above was not perfect. In the second part we were better in pressure, in the opposite field. They don’t like not having the ball. They are three important points. It was a complicated week and we had a chance to change that. But nothing will change, there are three points and we will have to fight until the end ”.Vinicius and his performance: “All right. He scored an important goal on an important day and I’m happy for him. His effort not only above, but also in defense. It is what I highlight from our work. Strength is very important. The first is to defend together, we know that at any time we can have opportunities to score goals. The second part was clear to us. We did two and above all keep the goal to zero. Courtois proved fundamental. ” Patience with Vinicius: “The conditions have them. Then what is said outside is not controlled and he knows it. It’s very young. The criticisms are complicated but it’s Madrid, I’m glad for him. He helped Marcelo a lot with Semedo. In the end it’s the collective, that’s what the game won. ”Mariano and his minutes: “Everyone can comment. He is the third striker of this team. He had the opportunity, he did well but nothing changes. It is one more. He didn’t have many minutes and I’m very happy for him. ”Mariano, third striker, summoned before Jovic: “I am the person who makes decisions, nothing more.”Victory: “We talked about having an opportunity this Sunday, this weekend. We comply with what we work all week. We thought that this could be carried out and that is what we did. It is a deserved victory and the rest will not change anything. We will have more difficult moments, they will criticize us but there is nothing new. ”Importance for the City: “It gives us high, that’s for sure. We’re going to have league games before City, it’s the calendar. But we will be ready for the return. ”Mariano plugged in. Plug in those who do not play: “It’s the message I have with them. For me all are important and I will think about it until the end. They work all week to be with the team. There are some who play less but everyone has to contribute something. Today Mariano did well. I would have liked Isco’s goal but he had a break from Ter Stegen. Thibaut also made great stops … I’ll count on everyone because they deserve opportunities to play on this team. ”Fundamental for morality: “The reaction is important. The dressing room is not touched. It was complicated but we prepared this game well. That means the players are involved. Sometimes you have to accept complicated matches. We made 78 good minutes against City and you lose. And today we won playing well from the first minute until 90 but it means nothing, we must continue with what we believe. It will be complicated until the end, sure, but we have a great team. I have the best players and we have to prove it every time we have a match. ”Importance of victory: “This victory is a good thing, positive, because we recover the leadership. For me that is not important, the important thing was to win because we needed it to reverse the dynamics. Therefore we are very satisfied but as I said before we have not won anything. You have to work, there will be complicated matches. But we are happy because the players did very well. I am very proud of them because it is not easy. ”Courtois and its performance: “It’s not just tonight, it’s been quite a while. It is not that it saves us, but it does very well. With his presence under sticks we are all calmer. As we saw today he made three great stops that keep us in the game. We all know that those stops at that time are very important. “Team pressure: “In the first half we did not press well, in the second part we did well, we pressed up and I think we have crushed them.”last_img read more

Michel Hidalgo will be buried in the colors of Olympique de Marseille

first_imgMichel Hidalgo, a former French coach from 1976 to 1984, died last Friday at age 87, after a long illness. Hidalgo, considered one of the best coaches in the history of the French team, he trained Olympique de Marseille for five seasons, between 1986 and 1991. His wife Monique Hidalgo has made posted a message in which he thanks for all the signs of affection and reveals that Michel Hidalgo’s funeral will be held this Tuesday and will be buried with the colors of the Marseillaise ensemble: “Monique Hidalgo appreciates the events at the Stade Vélodrome in memory of Michel. We hope that all the former internationals with Michel Hidalgo will participate in the tribute. Michel will be buried tomorrow and will be dressed in his march with an OM tracksuit. Again, thanks for the affection for Michel, he deserves it because he passionately loved OM and the city of Marseille. Thank you, thank you, thank you“he said the warm message of gratitude from the family of the French myth. Michel Hidalgo was also part of the so-called “Foot Champagne” that Reims established during the 1950s. Along with Raymond Kopa, they played the final of the European Cup against Real Madrid, scoring a goal in the 3-2 defeat against the white team.“Hi everyone, I just want to make a quick video message just to say how deeply embarrassed I am by what happened this weekend.”last_img read more

Odegaard: the methods that shaped him to be a star

first_imgFrom the age of eight, Han Erik began to influence the orientation and vision of the game, which Martin teaches today. To develop that vision, the Odegaard parent used his two children. He stood in front of today’s Real player and the older brother behind. “His older brother was on his right or left and was passing the ball to him; and he had to change direction and go to the opposite side. This is how you learn to perceive the field, because it is one thing to see it and another to react to what you see, “he revealed. Odegaard also did not get rid of that stamp that many of us have starred in but that very few have made a profit on: for hours he was shooting at a wall.Although his relationship with football was in his DNA, his first personal connection outside the family was with Drammen Strong, a local team. At the age of 11, in 2009, he joined the lower ranks of the modest Strømsgodset, where his sublime left-hander began to amaze and attract the attention of half Europe. Hans Erik Odegaard had the boy on the rounds of the Old Continent, testing in the quarries of Bayern, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, he also visited La Masia but stayed in Valdebebas after Madrid paid 3.4 million including variables for he. It was the sensation of Europe, he had already debuted with the absolute Norway, but he was only 16 years old … ANDREA COMAS & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>ANDREA COMAS (REUTERS) “Odegaard is almost like a robot; he’s ready to play for Real Madrid ”, Leonid Slutski, his eclectic in the Dutch Vitesse proclaimed this Friday. The Norwegian has confirmed himself this season, on his loan at Real Sociedad, as one of the great sensations of LaLiga and That outbreak has convinced the white club that it has a place in the 2020-21 squad. Of course, as reported by AS on April 4, the player will have the last wordto. Continue on loan (the Real signed a one-year loan but intends to have another one) or be part of the next Madrid project. There is no doubt that Odegaard has already established himself in the elite and is ‘al dente’ after a modeling, cooking and maturing process that began in his childhood.It was his father, former soccer player Hans Erik Odegaard, the potter who began to shape Martin from a young age. Aware that he had a jewel at home (his left-hander already left his mouth open), the head of the family educated him in Stajanovism, in the work ethic. “There are three key factors: training hard, training well and training on the right track. And Martin has done all of this,” Hans Erik explained in an interview the day Odegaard debuted with the Norwegian national team at just 15 years old. He He was his personal trainer at the beginning of his career and his script was very simple: work and ball. He built an artificial grass field next to his house so that his son could train as much as he wanted (they called him Kjappen) and there he saved neither effort nor touches. “We never trained without the ball. We spend a lot of time working on his touch, how to get out of the pressure, practicing what we call ‘quick passes’ to escape the pressure “he confessed.center_img Madrid presented him in January 2015 to the media, escorted by Emilio Butragueño, as the great promise of European football, although his salary was galactic: to eliminate Bayern from the race for his signing, andl Madrid promised him 3.5 million gross per season (two million net), something that caused friction with his new teammates from Castilla and loaded him with pressure. Didn’t fall down. He played with Castilla, but trained with the first team, with which he debuted on May 23, 2015 against Getafe, replacing none other than Cristiano. He played half an hour. It was the last game for Ancelotti, who a year and a half later gave voice to what he thought at the time: “When Florentino buys a Norwegian footballer you just have to accept him. In addition, the president decided that he would play three games with the first team as a public relations coup “. Two months later Benítez made him play on the preseason tour, more out of commitment than out of conviction. He gave him 45 minutes against Roma, in the first bolus in which he also still had players on vacation, only to meet in the eyes of Florentino. He did not use it again except in the friendly in Oslo against Valerenga, organized by the Madrid entity to cash in with the Odegaard effect in Norway. In that 2015-16 he was lukewarm again, he played 34 games for Castilla, scored a goal and gave seven assists. But Zidane, already in Madrid, took him to the pre-season tour of 2016 where he was no more than a meritorious. In January 2017, the club, player and father agreed that the best way to avoid stagnation would be to yield and he left for the Dutch Heerenveen, where he spent 18 months on a roller coaster (three goals and five assists in 43 games). He went from doubts (he became a substitute) to put some flashes in the television summaries.Key assignmentsBut It was on his second loan, to Vitesse, that what Odegaard can give began to be glimpsed. The Norwegian squeezed this loan to the last drop. 11 goals, 12 assists in 39 games was his service record, but beyond statistics there he acquired greater physical and soccer maturity, adding to his associative capacity a greater speed and dribbling capacity. That boy who signed Madrid had hit the lug, but in Chamartín they were aware that he had no place in a squad in which Isco, Asensio, Modric, Kroos, Valverde … For this reason, perhaps the decision that will be key in Martin’s career was made: to yield to Real Sociedad, a club that has come as a glove. Imanol has given it continuity and the player has found regularity and, for the first time, the status of an idol. In his first season in Spain he has amazed (seven goals, eight assists in 28 games) and has convinced at the Bernabéu not only for his football but also for his character. From a young age he endured tremendous pressure and that made him mature very soon. “His ability to handle setbacks is enormous. While other footballers require an entire week or need a new game to improve his self-esteem, he recovers quickly,” said his psychologist Klaus Pettersen. In addition, he is a ‘sick’ of soccer. He sees everything. It consumes everything. Live for and for football. A philosophy that was burned by his father, the man who started building this ‘robot’.last_img read more

Santamaría: “We lost, but had not killed or stolen”

first_imgBy World Cup 82. Spain for the first and only time assumes responsibility for organizing the World Soccer Championship. Expectations are maximum. José Emilio Santamaría (7/31-1929) is the technician chosen to drive the boat. The Selection barely passes the first league and is eliminated in the second. Tremendous disappointment and a pointed and crucified man. The maximum responsibility is imputed to him. That man, now 90 years old, confesses for the first time after that debacle. Break their silence. Human, sore and tremendously sincere. All that can be when you do not want to stir history up a lot and refuse to give your own names.-Let’s get into the background. When you arrived in Spain, at Real Madrid, you had already been international with Uruguay, you had played the 1954 World Cup and you had even been about to play the ’50 in Brazil with your ‘maracanazo’.-So is. In 1950 I was very young and played in midfield and the owner was Obdulio Varela. In my team, Nacional, I went to play central and my coach, Enrique Fernández, told me that since I was not going to play in the national team, he would not let me go and just the day before I had to resign. I lost the title of world champion for that reason.-And they take revenge at 54 in Switzerland.-Yes, I already started there. The mud prevented us from playing the final. We played against the great Hungary that was playing crazy football and in the play that should have been 3-2 for us, the ball stopped on the same goal line. Then in overtime they beat us.-And that World Cup opens the doors of Real Madrid.-Yes. We did a training at the Bernabéu and the president, Don Santiago asked me if I was descendants of Spaniards. I said yes and the procedures began, which took two years. For me it was a new world. My wife and I came with a child and then we reached seven, although unfortunately one of us left.-Triumphs fully at Real Madrid and the doors of his second team are opened.-A satisfaction that gave my parents, playing with Spain. I debuted in 1958 against Northern Ireland and we won. 6-2. Then I played the World Cup in Chile in 62, which played a trick on us with a goal annulled Adelardo against Brazil.-He retires from football and in 1968 signs for the Federation.-When I retired from Real Madrid I kept working in the quarry and the Federation called me to take charge of the youth and amateur teams. We won a match against France in the Parc des Princes with Santillana and Guisasola, who then played for Athletic, in the midfield. That victory gave belief to managers to support grassroots football. We did the 68 Mexico Olympics and the 1970 European Amateur in Italy, which we won. Espanyol called me in 1971 and I spent seven years there. -That team was good: six Real Sociedad players who had been the league champion those two years, five from Real Madrid, four from Barcelona, ​​three from Sporting, who were a good team… They were a team to have done something else.-It all depended on the classification, if we had been first in the group you were practically in the semifinals.-The team formed it without any pressure, they were what you wanted.-Those who were were the ones who were standing out the best. Then, the temperament of each one is missing when he is in a final and the responsibility he acquires. Sometimes you risk doing things that do not tell you confident that you are doing well, but there are other things you do that are not sent to you by anyone and you do them the same on your own … and of course.– Everything starts badly from the first match against Honduras (1-1).-There was a lack of confidence to win Honduras who was not an enemy. There the team was affected. That tie didn’t have to have happened and it did. I told them that we had not played enough, but that we had two games to qualify. What happens is that later the things that come come and I do not want to say because they were very unpleasant.-In what sense?-In his performance in the field. There is a time when you are playing and you make a determination without thinking about what you were doing. They risked. The risk led us to lose the papers when we least should have lost them. And that left us hanging.-You suffered a lot, I could verify it live.-Yes. The truth is, I shouldn’t have “grabbed” him. He had already passed a stage in the Federation at the youth, Olympic and professional levels and the professional was not shot for more demanding matches. I was convinced of what we were doing.-But being a coach when your country is the organizer is the maximum illusion that a coach can have.-I’m not the only one. There have been more coaches who did not win at home. What we lacked was continuity before the World Cup and seeing that more important than the results was the performance of the players. There was no activity before arriving with four or five games that put you in tune.– What influence did the environment, the press, everything that involved the team, have the poor performance of the team? You in public always defended your players. (embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lrr1UMpH1s (/ embed) “I just hadn’t achieved a goal. The word failure for me does not exist ” -It means that there begins the ordeal that had to happen later during the World Cup.-The mistrust was total. I couldn’t trust anyone, who I was going to trust. There was only one in Madrid who told me: “Pepe, what lesson did you give us?” And I said, “No lesson, it’s my job.” I had no one with me, what was I going to do? The processes began, then the World Cup comes, there are strange things in the matches … At the London hotel I should have told Porta that I was leaving.-One year before the World Cup, the National Team toured South America with six friendlies. A good idea that went wrong because it was a failure.– To that tour already it was a little bitten by the subject. I did not like it very much. In depths I do not want to enter. I talked to the players about normal and gave them some freedom to take off the weight of being all day thinking about the game. I don’t know if it was poorly done. I do not know. INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) A set pieceYour football or current football? I liked mine. Now South American and European soccer has been mixed for good.Pablo Porta. A man with future views.Quini. Honesty on the field and off the field.Juanito. The picaresque.Arconada. I do not answer.Saporta. An engine based on Don Santiago.Mestalla. Nice.Santiago Bernabeu. Glorious. When he arrived chewing the cigar, we left because there was anger for someone.Football. Something adorable that will remain adorable for all the years to come. INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) “Things were done in games that I had not scored. Risks were taken ” – That has always been so because the one who is in the field is the one who must demonstrate eighty percent of his possibilities, the one who is outside, writes or speaks according to his own criteria. There was little communication with me. You know that too well. And I was where I had to be. Since we arrived in Valencia. The Press shouldn’t have been a problem. With the Press there must be a dialogue of understanding. I cannot say if the Press influenced or not because with me there was little deal. I cannot consider her as my enemy. The big disappointment was that after Wembley no one came to talk to me.– The pressure experienced during that World Cup has been unmatched in the history of the National Team.-After the game against England, I doubted the support for myself by the person who was on the play who was the public and the informants. I felt touched because they did not talk about what I had announced to them.-The issue of Security surrounding the team could also influence the group. They were with a policeman behind until the rest days.-The issue of security is sometimes given more importance and hierarchy than it should have. The time comes when you feel uncomfortable. You are continuously controlled. The picaresque enters the player. All the bullshit you can do, you do. “I disappeared because I had not achieved something that was essential for the entire country” INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) – I have a phrase of his from the few times he spoke of the World Cup. “They taught me to have a grudge.”– I said that? Never. I never spoke of rancor. I speak of mistrust to people why you ‘do’ things in the field that you have never done before. You start to doubt if they are with you or against you.– In his case, the coach was blamed more than the players. There were moments when you seemed to have lost yourself.-I repeat. All that comes from the England match. If 34 people don’t talk to you at all, you have to think that they are against it. I don’t know if it was political, nor did I want to know. I retired from football and out.-In the end, he got into a mania for what had been his life until then, soccer.-I didn’t get into a hobby. Then I joined the veterans of Real Madrid and with that I was drowning … Little by little uncovering my way of thinking that they were all enemies and I began to see friendly and reasonable people.-Do you accept that the World Cup changed your life? It was six years that he did not want to see anyone.-Yes Yes. I totally left. I didn’t want to know anything. From no one. I didn’t go to stadiums. I started going when I was going back to the veterans, with that help work. What is clear to me is that things happened before the World Cup and things happened along the way and then others. As I did not see it, I cannot say it, but I know that on the bus when I was no longer there there was a great … no fight, a confrontation between two players. After the game that left us out.– and how it is explained that a man who had dedicated his whole life to soccer could live without soccer. You were 53 years old and had lived soccer since before the age of 20. It seemed that you went to the moon.-There comes a time when bitterness deprives you of having confidence about the people you are going to speak to. As what failed you at the time failed you, you begin to doubt everyone. Which is not correct either. But at that time it was that. Little by little I started to do things again. I also have satisfactions of that time.-He did not call people to encourage him …-No, people didn’t call me to talk about it, no. My friends were always with me and since I have a large family, with positive sons-in-law, I have continued living. – And it comes back in 1978.– Porta calls me to move people because that did not work. I suggest you make selections of all ages, from under-15 to under-21. There was only the sub-18. Also an Olympian with three seniors up to 25 years old. I plan with the future in mind. They liked it and so we started playing games with all the teams and the girl was delighted. We begin to know the world.(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1OQEKf4JqI (/ embed) – In 1980 they convince him to take over the absolute … that two years later he has to play no more and no less than the World Cup as host.– I did not want Kubala to be fired, who was in office. It was working fine. But he wanted to go. We plan one game a month. We had no filming. In March ’81 we played at Wembley against England who had only lost a home game against Hungary in 1953 (3-6) and won (1-2). That day something happened to me that marked me for later. 34 Spanish informants went to that trip. Pablo Porta asks me to have a coffee with the journalists and the managers after lunch and before the game. He asks me to say how we were going to play. The gada gallegada ’came in and I wanted to eat them, but I did. I ‘rotten’ because I already wanted to leave. I said I had never done it but that I was going to. I explained to them who were going to play, how we were going to play, our faults and that of the English, our virtues and that of the English. At least thirty of them had that little smile, as if to say this one who is going to cheat. I’m not messing with journalists. It was what happened.The game ends, we win and we go to the hotel. I arrive and do not see anyone. Only Porta and Havelange, (FIFA President), speaking. I was with Alejandro Vogel and I told him, this is over, it’s over now. Three quarters of an hour waiting and from time to time Porta looked at me and thought this is going to put the dagger in me, for me. My idea was to tell him I was leaving.-But why you wanted to go with a World Cup ahead and above in Spain.– Because I didn’t have the support I had to have. ‘You want to’ believe that we arrived on the plane the next day, we arrived in Madrid and not a conversation with any journalist. What was happening, something had to happen there. We had won in England…! After explaining everything as I explained it to him and then it happened as is, nobody came to ask me anything, nor did they speak to me. I did not have the support of his peers then. I thought there was something strange there. INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) – The World Cup arrives. Is it noticeable that the team, being classified ex officio, has been without competition matches for two years?-What I noticed is that things were done in the games that I had not scored and things that are very profound and I don’t want to say but that really … You heard family phone conversations with players. I do not. Team people. Things had happened in games that are not normal. That was the big problem there was.(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05qmUqHSWyA (/ embed) “Until ’82 I had achieved everything in football” “I do not speak of rancor, I speak of mistrust. If they are with you or against you ” -You are now 90 years old, in your life there is a before and after the World Cup.-My life does not change. I withdraw from something that I have not achieved. Until then he had achieved everything. I disappear because I had not achieved something that was essential for the entire country. You can emphasize that as a son of Galician I feel as Spanish as the most. That World Cup hurt my soul, it was so that I had not stepped on a playing field anymore. I do not seek justifications. None. I was responsible, I did not get the team … although the goals are made by the players, that my mandate did not reach the players and it is possible that this was the mistake. -While constantly reading and listening to the word failure, what did you think?-I did not read the Press, nor did I listen to Radio or Television for a year after the World Cup. But the word failure for me does not exist. Today you get one thing wrong and the next day you get five good ones. I have been successful in this or I have not been successful. There were three positions that could have gotten them differently. I will not give names. I did an examination of conscience where I could be wrong. Not wanting to know anything about anything helped me recover. I was going to the stadium. And I only trusted what I saw.– He always bragged about always keeping his head high.– Yes, I had not killed, I had not stolen, I had not cheated … I had told what I was doing. He had 34 people who could testify, none did at the time. No one. But it does not matter. I do not know how to lie. You can tell right away if I’m lying. They didn’t teach me to lie when I was little.(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3-8F_wZbJA (/ embed) INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) – What part of the blame was the result of the World Cup?– Only one thing, that I did not succeed in the preparation before the World Cup. Why? Because we lacked contact. Why? Because there was the doubt …-He never tried to defend himself, speak, give his reasons.– I retired because I did not fulfill the objective that I had. Why did those who heard me not come near me? Was there a slogan? It makes me think. Can not be. There was something strange.– We crucified you for the 82nd World Cup, but then 26 years passed before Spain won a title. Santamaría was not the only one who had not won.– This i do not know. If there was any special order, any special command, there was a policy … What do you want me to say?-How did you experience the triumphs of the National Team from 2008 to 2012?-Very good. I have felt one more. The mere fact of having defended the colors of Uruguay and Spain and seeing that what I had in mind and could not resurface. I had precisely that in mind, to move people to give them maturity and seniority. They did it with another coach, well, and with a different mindset. But the root was sown there. I feel part of those successes. All the selections we create have been shot and matured. Today the Spanish player goes outside and comes out with his chest open, before only those who left after the Civil War went to South America and Mexico. I am a participant even if nobody tells me.I have seen that the things that I had programmed then began to work, the selections were phenomenal and one day I saw the president (Villar) and said to him, do you know who was the one who invented all this? And he said yes, you. Well, you’ve never invited me to any final, I said. I, everything that has been achieved afterwards, I give as my thing, although nobody praised me at all. “That World Cup hurt my soul. I didn’t want to know anything about anything or anyone ” FOOTBALL 19/20INMA FLORES (DAILY AS) (embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1owAJgfNN4 (/ embed)last_img read more

Taylor opens with 21-33 at Tyler Mills meet

first_imgCalabar High School’s Class Two athlete, Christopher Taylor, showed that he is on target for another terrific season next year. Competing on the newly laid track at G.C. Foster College at the Tyler Mills Track and Field Meeting last Saturday, he sped to a 21.33-second clocking in the 200m, the fastest time of the day in the half-lap. His schoolmate, Tyreke Wilson, won his heat in 22.59 seconds for the second fastest time in Class Two, with St Jago High’s Anthony Cox third overall in 22.75. With several top schools on show, Calabar, St Jago and Jamaica College put on a good show. St Jago’s boys had good results with Colin Sewell leading the way in Class One with a 48.09-second run. His teammate, Sean Bailey, finished second overall in 49.06, with Greater Portmore’s Terry Thomas closing out the top three in 49.76. Daniel Chambers was the best in Class Three, winning the 200-400m double. In the 200m, he stopped the clock at 22.91 seconds, with his teammate, Treomario Edwards (23.98) and Calabar’s Horatio Craig second and third, respectively, overall in 24.01. Chambers won the 400m in 52.99 seconds, as Munro College’s Devontee Heywood was second in 53.72 seconds and St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Warren Henlon third in 55.02. There were also successes for St Jago High’s Shamar Barnes (21.90) in the Class One 200m and his teammate, Sewell, second best with 21.95. Third was Daniel Bogle of Calabar with 22.52. EXCELLING ON THE FIELD Jamaica College athletes did very well in the field events. Former Ascot High thrower, Vashon McCarthy, led the way in the Class One shot put with 17.40m, relegating the Calabar duo of Caesar Kemp (16.84m) and Warren Barrett (16.40,) to second and third, respectively. Travis Robinson gave JC success in the Class Two shot put with a 13.26m heave, getting the better of Munro’s Fabian Powell (12.95m) and Joseph Smith (12.51m). Calabar finished one-two in the Class One discus, as Basil Bingham won with 49.39m, getting the better of Barrett (45.58m). Jamaica College’s Douglas Cyrus was third with 44.25m. Among the females, Vere Technical’s Brittney Anderson stole the show. She claimed a Class Three double, with 5.92m in the long jump and 24.97 in the 200m. Devia Brown of Hydel High won the Class One discus with 44.68m, getting the better of UWI’s Isheka Binns (43.25m) and Mishka Dacosta (29.45m).last_img read more