Zidane, the lord of the finals

first_imgZidane faces his ninth final as coach of Madrid on Sunday (7:00 p.m., Movistar). The Frenchman still does not know the defeat in height scenarios: he has won three finals of Champions (2016, 2017, 2018), two European Super Cups (2017, 2018), two Club World Cups (2016 and 2017) and a Spanish Super Cup (2017). Yes Zizou He managed to lift his second Spanish Supercup, would raise his tenth title as a coach and would be four to match Miguel Muñoz (14 trophies) as the most successful coach in the history of Madrid. The Frenchman accumulates 66% of victories (124 wins, 40 draws and 22 losses in 185 games) in Two stages ranging from January 2016 to June 2018 and from March 2019 to the present. A road of recordsMadrid have 15 consecutive official games without losing: the last defeat was in October 1-0 against Mallorca. We must remember that He was 40 games without losing with 30 wins and 10 draws between April 2016 and January 2017. Since then, this It is the best series of results in the history of the Madrid entity. Both milestones have Zidane as the protagonist. This is not new for the Frenchman, he is the coach with the most records in Madrid. Architect of three consecutive Champions (matched with Ancelotti and Paisley), Zizou also reaps the minimum losses in the first 100 games (8 lost games) and 60 games in a row scoring. Zidane follows in the wake of Miguel Muñoz both in titles (14 trophies) and in directed matches (424 in 15 years). If you beat him, the French would be the coach to beat. The eight endings of Zidane as coach CompetitionRivalOutcome Spain SupercupBarcelona2-0 and 1-3 The winning gene of Zidane supplied in the Champions League final in May 2016 against Atlético de Madrid in Milan (1-1, with extension included, and 5-3 on penalties). The comeback against the eternal rival, gave oxygen to the whites two months later: they defeated Sevilla 3-2 in the final of the European Super Cup. That wonderful 2016 was marked with a comeback to Kashima (4-2) to raise the Club World Cup. In less than seven months, Zidane had already won three finals. But the best was yet to come: Juventus thrashed in the Champions League final, June 2017, and back to work winning the European Super Cup (2-1 to United in Skopje) and that of Spain (1-3 at Camp Nou and 2-0 at Bernabéu al Barça). There was no way to stop Madrid from Zidane: only three losses from August to December (Betis 0-1, Girona 2-1 and Tottenham 3-1). The finishing touch to these good feelings was put in December 2017 by defeating the Guild in a new Club World Cup final (1-0). Zidane had already made his particular sextete, but there was more: his third Champions against Liverpool in 2018 (3-1). ChampionsJuventus1-4 European Super CupUnited2-1 ChampionsLiverpool3-1 European Super CupSeville3-2 Club World CupKashima4-2 ChampionsAthletic1-1 Club World CupGuild1-0 Spanish Super Cup – Semi Final – Valencia v Real Madridlast_img read more

When Setién was coach of Equatorial Guinea … for one day

first_imgQuique Setién appears as coach of Barcelona. In recent years he has been very exposed in the media by having trained teams such as Betis, Las Palmas, Lugo, Logroñés, Poly Ejido or Santander Racing, but surely few know that more than a decade ago he began an adventure abroad as a coach.It happened in the summer of 2006, when the technician was unemployed and received an offer from Equatorial Guinea, Former Spanish colony. The coach was fleetingly in office, coming to play only one match at the head of the team. They lost that match against Cameroon 3-0 and belonged to the African Cup. However, it did not last because of the lack of professionalism that the Federation at that time, as the coach himself recalled a few years ago in Public: “In principle, it was even an opportunity. Before Cameroon, despite not having clear concepts, he already had players who were good. In fact, I was there to sign a collaboration agreement with Logroñés as a former player who had been of this club. Then I had no job and they presented me with a proposal, ideas that seemed very clear and in which they always told me about a long-term project. I even brought Esteban Torre, to one of the people who work with me. We saw many games and many players, because I believed in that project. Or I wanted to believe, at least. But it was there, as time went by that I realized that these people had no intentions or seriousness or anything that seemed to sign a contract. I met one day with the president of the Federation and a relative of the dome, but nothing more. On one of the trips I had three days at the hotel without anyone showing up. That was definitive. “Since 1990, up to 26 coaches have occupied the bench in Equatorial Guinea, nine of them Spanish, being Angel Lopez (now in Dolphin), the one that has most contributed to the development of the national team and leagues by convincing Pedro Obiang and help base football evolve. Setien’s, however, was a chapter to forget.last_img read more

Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more

C’down to honour 1982 Manning Cup champions

first_img “Although this year’s team has better facilities and support, including a nutrition programme, the 1982 team was much more talented and had players who were more loyal, committed, and proud to wear the Camperdown jersey. Those days, it was difficult to make the team. if you did, it was a cause to celebrate. Today, things are different. these players are not as loyal like back then,” said Bender, whose team has struggled this season. Bender said his team, which was beaten by the defending champions Jamaica College in the semi-finals last year, has been suffering from serious injuries and indiscipline but should have a better second round. “Since the season commenced, we are yet to start our strongest team. At one stage, some of the players got suspended, while others were injured. All this has been sorted out now, and the team is ready. We are looking forward to making it to the semi-finals and going one better,” said Bender. committed and proud Camperdown High School will honour the heroes of their star-studded 1982 Manning Cup team tomorrow night. The team, led by former Reggae Boyz the late Peter ‘Jair’ Cargill, took three titles that year. All the surviving members of the team are expected to be at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, where they will be inducted into the school’s hall of fame by the Camperdown alumni. Four members of the all-conquering team – Claude Palmer, reserve goalkeeper; Carl Richards, forward; Barrington ‘Cobra’ Gaynor, defender; and mid-fielder Cargill – will be recognised posthumously, along with the then principal, James Fitz-Henry Brown, under whose leadership the east Kingston-based school won the Manning Cup, Walker Cup, and Olivier Shield titles that year. Christopher Bender, who was one of four mid-fielders used by coach Patrick ‘Jackie’ Walters in the 4-4-2 formation has described the success of the 1982 schoolboy season as the greatest achievement in his career as a player. Thirty-three years later, Bender is now head coach of his alma mater.last_img read more

Concern over Management of Bahn Health Budget

first_imgConcerns are said to be mounting in Bahn City, Nimba County over the management of the health center’s budget.Some citizens complain that since government began releasing funds to run the health center there has been no public accounting available to them.The issue pertaining to the implementation of the health budget at the county seat is creating concern in the Zoe Geh District where Bahn is situated.Reports gathered by the Daily Observer say the health center has been receiving US$50,000 annually from the National Budget since 2008, but how the money is being used is not made known to the citizens.On 4th October, the board of Bahn Health Center sent in its resignation to Bahn citizens because of “non-compliance, undermining, marginalizing” amongst others.They said instead of the health center having its own accountant or comptroller, the funds intended for running the health facility is being managed by the County Health accountant, based in Sanniquellie.All the public health facilities in Nimba County, including Jackson F. Doe Referral Hospital, Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center and the G. W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie, manage their own budgets, leaving the citizens of Bahn to wonder why the budget for running the Bahn Health Center is still controlled outside of Bahn.The board claimed in their resignation letter that the health center’s budget is being managed by the county health team “without the consent of the board.”They further said, “For the past four years, the County Health Team has been receiving the budgetary appropriation of US$50,000 along with approximately LS$500,000 annually, but what is being done with the money is yet to be established.”Despite these allegations from board members, the current administrator of the Bahn health center, Arthur Gaypul, III, told this newspaper that the only health board he knows is the County Health Board, which is headed by the superintendent.Although he could not say whether the health center budget is being controlled by his office or not, Gaypul stated that with funding from the National Budget, his administration has constructed a nurses’ quarter and another annex.Gaypul’s comments were buttressed by the Health Services Administrator of Nimba, Ramsey Leasala, who stated that the Nimba Health Board meets regularly during which all reports pertaining to finances, including expenditure, are made.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bourda Market vendor shot dead during robbery

first_imgA cheese and sausage vendor at Bourda Market was on Wednesday evening shot and killed by three armed men who relieved him of his cash, a quantity of jewellery and other valuables.Dead is 45-year-old Troy Ramalho, called “Rasta”, of Albouystown, Georgetown and of Lot 11 North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown.Based on reports, the vendor had already packed up his stall which is located between Alexander and Bourda Streets and was awaiting transportation to take him home.It was during this time he was confronted by three gun-toting bandits who held him at gunpoint and demanded that he hand over cash and other valuables.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead’s man wife, Precious Ramalho, explainedTroy Ramalho, called “Rasta” in happier timesthat her husband refused to comply with the bandits’ demands and in retaliation, one of the armed men discharged a round hitting the vendor once to his chest.As he fell to the ground, she noted that the other two men relieved her husband of three gold chains that were wrapped around his arm.In addition, the perpetrators took away the man’s cellphone along with three gold rings before making good their escape on foot.“After they come and ask him to hand over his gold and money he started talking up and he took the table that was in front of him and hit one ah dem with it. After that one of them was going away and the one with the gun turn and tell him boy do what you have to do and he took the gun and put it to his heart and pull the trigger,” the wife stated.More so, she related that the incident happened right before the eyes of two on-duty City Constables.“When this thing happened, the market Constable was there but couldn’t do any but to watch the bandits walk out of the market and head towards Camp Street. They couldn’t do anything; they don’t have a gun, all this happen in front of everybody,” the woman recalled.She noted that the father of two would normally say to her “anybody coming to take my things (jewellery) would have to kill me before they get it, me ain’t giving up my things just suh”.The vendor was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage was reviewed and the Police are currently hunting the suspects. It was only a month ago, the Mayor and City Council has revealed that Bourda and Stabroek Markets are havens for criminals and warned Guyanese and foreigners to be extremely careful when traversing the areas.last_img read more

Council complains about sheriff cuts

first_imgFort St. John City Council will formally complain to the Province about recent cuts to the provincial sheriffs department.The most recent cuts, announced quietly a few weeks ago by the Province, mean that as of June 10, the hours of 52 auxiliary deputies would be cut. Which is the equivalent of cutting 34 full-time positions.In a motion brought forward by Mayor Lantz Monday, the Mayor expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision and the lack of notification and consultation by the province.- Advertisement -Sheriffs in B.C. have a number of responsibilities, some of which include escorting prisoners to and from court houses, providing security within courtrooms and transporting prisoners to penitentiaries. When Sheriffs aren’t available, the RCMP take over some of those rolls, which take them away from responsibilities local municipalities pay for.A letter from the City of Fort St. John will be sent to the ministries involved and to all the communities in the Union of B.C. Municipalities.Mayor Lantz says he has already spoken to Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Labour, Citizen’s Services, and Open Government who is visiting Fort St. John this week.Advertisement At a future Council meeting, Council could decided if they wish to make a formal resolution to be presented at the next Union of B.C. Municipalities meeting. For more on this story, click here and read what Mayor Lantz had to say about this last week.last_img read more

Video: The 40 hottest football WAGs in the world part one

first_imgThe football is back and that means these glamorous ladies are, too.THE 40 HOTTEST WAGS IN FOOTBALL PART TWOFor more great videos, check out the talkSPORT YouTube channel.last_img

GAA News: Buncrana lose out to Fanad Gaels

first_imgSenior FootballBuncrana 0-4Fanad Gaels 1-7Buncrana senior footballers took on Fanad Gaels on Saturday night. Unfortunately this was not a night for our seniors who lost out on this occasion. Although the result was not for us it will not darken an otherwise good year with a top 2 finish in sight for the seniors.Sean Parker, Conor Grant, Bruce Waldron, Stephen Doherty, Kevin O’Loughlin, William McLaughlin, John Doherty, Peter McLaughlin, Garbhan Friel, Andrew Doherty, Odhran Doherty X, Aodhan Stokes, Oisin Doherty X, Darrach O’Connor, Kevin Tracey. We wish Odhran Mac Domhnaill well in his recovery. He is a U12 player with Buncrana GAA.Sean Masterson TournamentThis was undoubtedly the highlight of the week at the Scarvey, if not the year! U-10 teams from all over Ulster travelled in what was a tournament that could stand up to the best in Ulster and the rest of the country. It should be understood that this could only run with the success that it did through the help of some very dedicated club people. What was weeks of planning proved to turn up a fantastic event that has impressed all clubs who travelled. Children were treated to a day of football and entertainment, especially when a certain Glenswilly player showed up. Our own club players gave up valuable time to officiate during the day. From underage club players to Donegal players, everyone from our club gave up their time to show respect and gratitude to Sean Masterson. Nobody takes it for granted that there would be little or no GAA games in Buncrana only for Sean and we take this time to thank him for all he has done for Gaelic Games and the opportunity that Buncrana young people have.In often happens that when you thank those in these situations that you leave someone out. So on behalf of Buncrana GAA and the clubs and children, we thank all those that organised this event. Especially the man with the megaphone and siren and his assistants. Ye know who ye are. Finally to the teams that travelled with their players we hope to see ye back again.U8 Report- FootballA section of the u8s formed the buncrana 3rd team in the SM tournament. The boys started off against st Eunans and struggled with the pace of the game losing 6 – 1. They showed great character to come back and draw against termon following a penalty won and superbly converted by young Cian mccarron in their second match. They next played a strong Galbally side and battled hard before going down 5-0.This placed the lads in the semi final of the vase tournament with neighbours steels town. A great game saw us come out with a one point victory. In the final we played st Eunans again. Despite being fatigued due to playing with the bare minimum st Eunans to their credit managed to lead midway through the second half before buncrana started linking their play better against the tiring cathedral side. Oisin Dohertys point taking was a feature and the match went to extra time. Nothing could separate these sides until the aforementioned Doherty struck a free sweetly over with the last kick off the game to send the buncrana boys wild.Special mention goes to Danny Doherty who played well in midfield and missed his aunties wedding to help this team to victory. His character is reflected by all the squad and if these boys stick at it, there’s no question they have the makings of a fine team.HurlingSenior Championship Hurling:Buncrana v Burt, The Scarvey, Wednesday, August 17.In hurling terms this was youth versus age. 14 of the Buncrana line-out were U21’s (and half of them were minors); over half of the Burt team have worn senior shirts for ten years and more. Apprentices faced master craftsmen. It was also a game of the proverbial two halves: the master craftsmen dominated the first period; the apprentices matched them in the second. In the early moments the home team threw down the gauntlet with shots from Paul Nelson and Tom Clare narrowly missing the target. Much of the rest of the opening period saw Burt take charge of the scoreboard. Evergreen Marty McGrath marshalled his defence and kept the young Scarvey forwards at bay. Niall Campbell scored six of his team’s nine first half points and Micky McCann was always dangerous. Much credit must go to all of the Buncrana defenders. Goalkeeper Declan McCarron, still a minor, had a game worthy of any seasoned senior, likewise eighteen year old Paddy Wilson at full back. A late pointed free from Tom Clare left the visitors leading by eight at half time.Buncrana came out firing after the interval and soon their youth was outrunning the older opposition. Three points from set pieces by Jack O’Loughlin as well as shots from Tom Clare, Daniel Wilson and the young Enda O’Rourke sailed over the Burt crossbar. McCann with a fine goal and Campbell from frees added to the Burt tally. When referee J J Lafferty blew for full time it finished Buncrana 0-07, Burt 1-14. Burt continue in the knockout stages of the senior competition.Buncrana play in the Junior Championship.This game gives a snapshot of the remarkable progress of Buncrana hurling. Last year the same opposition in Hibernian Park gave the Scarvey boys a severe trouncing, a cricket score comes to mind. Arguably the second half inWednesday’s game saw the young Buncrana team play the better hurling. They are a work in progress. All fifteen players who wore the green, white and orange deserve great credit. Credit is also due to the passion and ability of the management team led by Seamus Grant and Tom Clare Senior. Half a dozen capable young cubs will come on board next season and add to this young but increasingly experienced squad. Things look good. The Buncrana team was: Declan McCarron, Jamsie Doherty, Paddy Wilson, Kevin Vaughan, Aiden Stokes, Jack O’Loughlin, Daniel Wilson, Paul Nelson. Conor Grant, Daniel Deery, Sam Doherty, Tom Clare, Ronan McGrory, David Doherty, Enda O’Rourke.Bord Na nOg TrainingGaelic football Boys & GirlsU6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pmBoysU8 Boys Fridays at 6.30pm to 7.45pmU9 & U11 Boys Tuesday and Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pmU 13 Boys Tuesday and Friday from 7-8.30pmU12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pmU14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm – 8.30pmU16 Boys Monday 7.00pmGirlsReminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmU12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pmU14 Girls Wednesday 4.00pmTraining in The Scarvey, Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.GAA News: Buncrana lose out to Fanad Gaels was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Buncrana GAAfanad gaelsNoteslast_img read more

‘He’s a baller’ – Some Spurs fans on Twitter reckon Amos could be a ‘Spurs legend’

first_img smart causal How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence predicted Pre-season is always a great chance for academy stars to make a case to be considered a first-team player and Tottenham youngster Luke Amos is already impressing.The defensive midfielder, 21, has yet to make a senior appearance for Spurs but has previously done well on loan at Southend United and Stevenage. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi Best way to start the day imo great result for the boys. Special shout out to Moura and Amos who had excellent games. Aurier yes made silly mistake for first goal but other than that very solid performance and excellent assist for Moura first goal.#SA24 #COYS #THFC #TTID pic.twitter.com/NeFFj7m6qk— #SA24 (@AurierOlogy) July 26, 2018 ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures We don’t need a new CM, we’ve got Amos! 🙌 #COYS #THFC #romtot— bq (@Bloomq) July 26, 2018 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Surprised about Amos..quick decisions on ball and IQ is good. #COYS— Steezy Coys (@SonOfKane10) July 26, 2018 REVEALED Luke Amos has been brilliant today. Sat right in front of the defence. Has been cool, calm and collected. #THFC— Paolo Iantosca (@LWOSPaolo) July 26, 2018 gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Lucas looking like a new signing (wish I could say the same for Sissoko!). Good showings from Llorente, Aurier and gazzaniga too. Skipp and Amos look promising for the future #COYS #preseason #ICC2018— Kiran Ubhayakar (@KiranUbhayakar) July 26, 2018 silverware NEW ERA Well played Luke Amos. Did very well in holding midfield #thfc #COYS #ICC2018 #Roma— Adhithya (@adhithya35) July 26, 2018center_img Brilliant game! Spurs went down early and played brilliantly to win 4-1. Lucas Moura & Eriksen were the two best players. KWP, Amos, Aurier all had very good games. Llorente doing what he does best with good crosses. Gazzaniga & Vorm untroubled #thfc #COYS #ICC2018 #Roma— Adhithya (@adhithya35) July 26, 2018 Amos has been watching Dembele closely….protested an obvious foul in just the same way as the Belgian veteran #THFC #COYS— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) July 26, 2018 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Latest Premier League News Amos looking very good out there and I know it’s no a popular opinion but, I’d rather see youth come through than buy shit loads of players and ignore the kids that work so hard to deserve a shot. (Still want a couple of players but not a bucket load) #COYS #ICC2018— Morgan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@Morganslaw) July 26, 2018 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? I think it’s safe to say Luke Amos is ready to be a Spurs legend. #COYS— Alex Albrecht (@The_Freebase) July 26, 2018 possible standings Luke amos bullying cengiz under off the ball is the best thing to happen tonight #COYS— Chay Phillips (@ChayPigeon) July 26, 2018 who plays? Roma inside Amos’s back pocket #COYS— 50% Single (@Mikow_) July 26, 2018 Tottenham Hotspur youngster Luke Amos. Also Luke Amos = baller. #COYS— Christopher 🌻 (@ChrisWrighteous) July 26, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Now, though, with World Cup stars still away on holiday, he’s been handed a chance to show what he’s got and in the 4-1 win over Roma in San Diego he proved he’s more worth another look.In front of the Tottenham defence, he outshone the likes Moussa Sissoko and looked a competent performer with some decent positioning and pressing to throw Roma off their tracks.And Spurs fans watching the game were quick to declare their pleasure in Amos’ display against a number of top opposition players on Twitter. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more