The next step of the ‘match to match’ of Simeone

first_imgEven in the press area of ​​the Metropolitan, the chants of the fans that celebrated with the roster of Atlético de Madrid resonated the victory set against Liverpool, the current champion of the Champions League. A meritorious triumph, but far from definitive. Those of Simeone have an advantage in the face of the round of 16, but expects Anfield, a true torture colt. But the ‘Cholo’ does not give up, nor with those, his ‘match to match’.Atlético’s situation is similar to that of the last year in the Champions League: in the round of 16, with an unexpected result in favor and a pending visit to a stadium that will be very complicated. In 2019 it was Juventus, with a 2-0 in favor. The result is well known by Simeone and the rest of his squad: a 3-0 in one of the worst nights of the Argentine era in the rojiblanca entity. Atlético coach expresses his desire to think only of the LeaguePostpone the way to face Anfield’s duel: “There is much left”The goal of the coach will be to avoid a Turin 2.0 only one year later Photo: EFEcenter_img The coach, however, prefers to focus on the present. This ‘now’ is Villarreal, it is LaLiga. “We do not stop to think so far. Surely when the date of the game approaches,” said Simeone, who was asked up to three times about the difficulty that can (and should, in theory) entail Anfield’s particular hell.“It is clear that it is difficult to win as a visitor, the teams at home become stronger, they have that point more. What will happen when we have to play in England? There is a lot left and we are absolutely occupied by the League,” insisted the ‘Cholo’, which has before it a whole challenge to try to avoid repeating the history of Juventus Stadium, a KO before a giant with a soulless version of his own. A disappointment not only for the elimination, but also for the way of falling, in the antipodes of the technician’s ideology.The antidote for this could be in the deployment of the night in the Metropolitan, a day that goes directly to the memories of the Argentine coach in the rojiblanco team: “There are nights that are not forgotten. The best team in the world came. You did not pass, but you couldn’t beat him because we all have a match. “These options go through the intensity demonstrated throughout the match, for a defense that did not touch passivity and that strangled a Liverpool that, without spaces, feels more uncomfortable.Apart from the planning expected by Atlético, Liverpool promises an answer. Klopp repeatedly told a press conference: “They will have to play in Anfield”, “Welcome to Anfield, we will tell you” or “90 minutes left in Anfield” were some of the German’s messages. Liverpool warns and Atlético must learn the lesson after the damage suffered in Turin. But, until the date arrives, Simeone’s ‘match to match’ imposes a return to normal.last_img read more

The ultras of Torino mobilize against the return of football

first_imgThe different banner signed by Ultras Granata. In the meantime, the Italian authorities proceed to keep up contacts to control the return of skilled football. It’s a momentous week in pursuit of authorizing group coaching. Italy is one of the nations most strongly affected by the coronavirus pandemic with, at present, greater than 219,000 contaminated and the determine of 30,000 deaths has been exceeded. After 58 days of hiatus, final Friday the Torino gamers resumed particular person coaching at Philadelphia. Its most radical followers have reacted this manner, however they weren’t the solely ones. In the final week, followers of groups like Roma, Atalanta or Genoa have additionally spoken out against the Italian soccer system, in a technique or one other. In a decisive week for the definitive resolution to be made that football will return to Italy, in Turin the ultras of Torino have made their opinion clear in the present day. The Philadelphia stadium, transformed right into a first-team coaching heart after the Gran Torino pitch was demolished in 1997, has been flanked by two large banners at the entrances to Philadelphia Avenue. Each signed by Ultras Granata, the radical historic group of the Curva Maratona. “Hundreds of deaths in every metropolis, however you’re pondering of resuming Collection A,” reads one of the banners. The different, additionally near the accesses of the footballers and staff personnel, says: “The virus to eradicate is you who need to play once more.”last_img read more

Surf’s Up! – Jamaica wants own surf coaching certification

first_img CERTIFICATION PROCESS Surfing is alive and well, says Jamaica Surfing Association president Billy Wilmot, when recently quizzed on the present status of the sport locally. Wilmot told The Gleaner that over the last year the increase in the number of youngsters gravitating to the sports has more than tripled, and the association intends to make the most of the moment. He is also pushing for the country’s own coaching certification course, as the present requirement is to go through the Australian Surfing Association (ASA) to obtain a surf coach certification. “The Jamaica Surfing Association has been revitalised, as a lot of young surfers have entered the sport over the last three years; also a huge number of ‘learn to surf’ people, both male and female, are taking to surf lessons,” Wilmot said. “Usually, we used to cater for five or six surfers a week coming for lessons. Now we have about 15 to 25 surfers a week, so when we host competitions there is an increase in amateur surfers, and as a result our professional competitions also run amateur divisions for the past two years. “These young surfers are not at the professional level to be in competition with the experienced ones, so we had to include an amateur division, and it is not based on age but skill level,” he commented. In order to take advantage of the present local interest in surfing, Wilmot is working to establish the nation’s first certified coaching course. “The certification process for coaches is establish by the ASA. In order for us to access that, it requires they pay U$100 a year to maintain and upgrade their status,” he explained “So we realised it is in the interest of the Jamaica Surfing Association to establish a coaching course, one that we administrate and accredit here for first-year courses. “Eventually, we want our coaches to have the capacity to seek and attain international standards and have careers as international surf coaches. The same thing applies for our judges. We are looking at establishing through the Jamaica Surfing Association some Jamaica standardisation so we can take advantage of this influx of beginner surfers,” added Wilmot. “We are looking at a feasibility study for importing an international standard coach. All this will be included in a four-year development plan we are putting together to submit to the Olympic Solidarity Fund. But the time is ripe and it’s the brightest we have seen it (surfing) for many years,” said Wilmot. livingston.scott@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

African great Drogba retires from football

first_imgDrogba most recently played for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League.“I wanna thank all the players, managers, teams and fans that I have met and made this journey one of a kind,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.“If anyone tells you your dreams are too big, just say thank you and work harder and smarter to turn them into a reality.”Drogba played club football in six different countries in total, with the majority of his success coming in France and England.He won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2006-07 and 2009-10, netting 104 times in the English top flight in total, and also scored a dramatic late equaliser when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final six years ago.Drogba’s last game was Phoenix’s 1-0 loss to Louisville City in the USL Cup final on November 8.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Drogba spent the last four years of his career playing in North America © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Christian PetersenLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 22 – Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career.The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65.last_img read more


first_img COAST LASHED BY HIGH TIDE WAVES was last modified: January 26th, 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:Mullaghderg BeachNarinstormwavesweather warning Narin Pier today – Brian Boyle for donegaldaily.comCOASTAL areas of Donegal are being lashed with high tide waves driven by the latest storm.Our pictures show the scene on Sunday afternoon at Narin (Pictures Brian Boyle) and at Mullaghderg Beach (Picture by Hugh Bonner).Mullaghderg today – Picture by Hugh Bonner for donegaldaily.comWaves hit Narin – picture by Brian Boyle for  last_img read more

Datebook 4/16

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event TODAY Easter Celebration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westwood. Call (310) 473-3610. Carp-shaped streamers event, 1-2:30 p.m., Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park. Free with museum admission. Call (323) 667-2000. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ban for Donegal teen with ‘magnetic attraction to the boy racers’

first_imgA BURNFOOT teenager, who has a ‘magnetic attraction to the boy racer fraternity’ in Inishowen, has been banned from driving for drink driving. Gavin Toner, 18, of Rockstown, Burnfoot, faced charges of drink driving, dangerous driving, criminal damage, driving without a licence and no insurance when he appeared before Buncrana District Court. All charges relate to an incident at Main Street, Millbrae and Old Road, Buncrana, on August 28, 2016. Toner was just 16 years old at the time of the offences.On the previous occasion in court last November, the court heard that gardaí pursued Toner through Buncrana Town before he collided with another car and got stuck in a wall. Toner then reversed back and collided with the side of the Garda car before getting out of the car and making off on foot. However he was apprehended a short time later and arrested.At Buncrana Garda Station he gave a breath alcohol reading of 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath – putting him almost four times over the legal limit of 9mg of alcohol for a specified driver. The current drink driving limit for a fully qualified driver is 22mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.Speaking in Buncrana Court last Thursday, defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn said there was a probation service report in court which suggested that his client take part in the prosocial driving course before being sentenced.However he suggested disposing with the course immediately to allow his client to get back to England to work.“I don’t normally disagree with Ms. Lennox [the probation officer] but I think the sooner Mr. Toner gets back to England to work the better,” said Mr. MacLochlainn.“I’ve noticed that he seems to have a magnetic attraction to the boy racer fraternity that have turned up here for other reasons, and I think the sooner he gets away from that certain fraternity the better. I would hate to think that all the good work would be undone.“Ms. Lennox also referred to him being car enthusiastic in her probation report. I don’t say these things lightly – he has greatly improved and I would hate to think that he might jeopardise his job in some form.”Judge Paul Kelly said Toner had a lot of work to do to avoid a custodial sentence given the seriousness of the offences. However he accepted Mr. MacLochlainn’s submission and took on board the fact that Toner had completed a Foroige course after these incidents. He said this seemed to mirror the prosocial course in many ways.Judge Kelly asked Toner about his work in England. He said he was working in London as an apprentice in plaster boarding and worked 7am to 5pm every day for £65 per day.Mr. MacLochlainn said the 18-year-old was living in accommodation and they were happy with him.“He is doing well in England but I think he is a young person who would be easily led,” Mr. MacLochlainn added.The Buncrana solicitor said his client had paid €400 in compensation on the previous sitting for damage caused to the patrol car during the incident.Judge Kelly fined Toner €300 for drink driving and banned him from driving for 6 months. He was fined a further €200 for dangerous driving at Millbrae Buncrana and banned from driving for two years.Toner was also fined €100 for having no insurance but was not disqualified for this charge. Meanwhile the remaining charges against him were struck out and taken into consideration.Ban for Donegal teen with ‘magnetic attraction to the boy racers’ was last modified: February 15th, 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 CourtBurnfootGavin TonerJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more


first_imgA decision to grant planning permission to Raphoe Town Football Club for a new clubhouse has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.Conditional permission was granted by Donegal County Council for the development at Drumineney, Raphoe but the development is now under doubt.However Ciaran Neary, who reoresented15 neighbours adjacent to proposed development objected to the original application. The residents claimed it would interfere with the enjoyment of their rural homes through noise pollution, light pollution and extra traffic.The group also argued that the service road for the development was not adequate and that work would be carried out close to a national monument.Despite the objections the council awarded conditional planning permission.That decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanala with a decision due from the board on the 21st of May.  RESIDENTS REFUSE TO PLAY BALL WITH RAPHOE TOWN FC OVER NEW GROUND was last modified: January 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:planning permissionRaphoe Town FClast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img Donations sought by Transition Center WHITTIER — The Women in Transition Center, outreach office for the Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter, is in great need of donations of new items for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Needed items include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, maxi pads, lotion, razors, hair spray, hair brushes/combs, umbrellas, perfume, dish soap, detergent, bar soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers size 4-6, baby lotion, baby powder, baby wipes, baby bottles, toys for all ages, sweaters and jackets. Gift certificates to be used for replenishing needed items are also appreciated. For donation delivery information, call (562) 463-5878. Meals on Wheels is seeking drivers LA MIRADA — Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to help deliver meals from the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., to meal recipients. If you want to help others, and are able to assist once a week, once a month, or on an occasional basis become a volunteer. To sign up or for more information, call (562) 943-0037. Give usable discards to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeks usable items such as furniture, appliances, computers, clothing, or vehicles no longer needed. Usable donations help provide a better life for disadvantaged and homeless children and families. Donations are tax deductible as the law allows. For a free truck pick-up, call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at (800) 974-3571. Admission is free at Sheriff’s Museum WHITTIER — The Sheriff’s Museum at STARS Center, 11515 S. Colima Road, exhibits items spanning 154 years, from L.A. County’s first Sheriff, George Burrill, to the current, 30th Sheriff, LeRoy “Lee” Baca. Numerous items, including artifacts, pictures, weapons, Hall of Justice items, riot squad shields, K-9 exhibit and others are available for public viewing. Visitors can see a sheriff and prisoner tell their story in a jail, view posse memorabilia, the Hughes rescue helicopter, the first woman deputy in the country and early jail matrons. Two private collectors of badges and patches are now exhibiting. Children especially enjoy a cabinet filled with miniature squad cars, shops, a driver’s training course and rescue scene. Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For group tours, call (562) 946-7859, Wednesday or Thursday. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Presbyterian Hospital needs blood donors WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital urges residents to donate blood. Insufficient blood supplies could cause postponement of surgeries and create added dangers in emergencies. Donors must be at least 18 years old; 17-year-olds may donate with parental permission. Blood donations can be made at the PIH Donor Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. To make appointments, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2872. WHITTIER — The Whittier Senior Center is asking for donations of dolls and stuffed animals for workshops being held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday at its facility, 13225 Walnut St. The dolls and animals will be cleaned and repaired for distribution to children in area hospitals, law enforcement agencies and other youth-oriented organizations in the Los Angeles County area. Items may be brought to the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (562) 464-3370.last_img read more