first_img“Tim’s contribution to the team and to the club over the last eight years can never be undervalued,” Eels coach Brad Arthur said.”His level of experience and commitment to Parramatta will continue to help, guide, and develop the next generation of players in our club.”last_img

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT New Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock. Whitelock is the All Blacks’ most capped lock with 84 appearances since his debut against Ireland in 2010.The 28-year-old dual-world-cup winner has established himself as one of New Zealand’s premier locks alongside Chiefs big man Brodie Retallick in the black jersey.Whitelock said staying in New Zealand was an easy decision.”When I considered whether my immediate playing future was here in New Zealand and Christchurch, I didn’t need to look far for the answer.”My wife Hannah and I have recently welcomed a new addition to our family, I am still genuinely excited to be playing rugby for these teams, and I feel like there is still plenty more to achieve,” Whitelock said.All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said keeping Whitelock was a big boost to the All Blacks frame.”On behalf of New Zealand Rugby, as well as all New Zealand rugby fans, I want to congratulate Sam and his wife Hannah on his decision.He’s a world-class lock and together with Brodie Retallick forms one of the best international locking partnerships in world rugby at present,” Hansen said.”Sam is also great contributor to our environment: he thinks a lot about the game, is a flexible thinker, leads very well within the group and has become a very, very important component in the All Blacks. Once again, it’s great to have another one of our key men re-sign with New Zealand Rugby”.last_img read more

The agreement between the two clubs is very close and Oscar did not hide in the press conference prior to the duel with the Osasuna that the future of Lobotka does not pass through Balaidos. The Sabadell coach said he would not have the pivot if he did not see it centered and admitted with resignation that “I have also been a professional player and I know that football players want to play the Champions League and a European competition.” The hours of Stanislav Lobotka in Celta they are counted. Oscar Garcia He has ruled out the midfielder, headline until this day in all matches since the arrival of the Catalan coach to Vigo, to face Osasuna. The Naples It will be the destination of Slovak.From Italy they take their incorporation into the training team Gennaro Gattuso. The Celtic, who rejected a first offer this Christmas from the Neapolitan entity, would be willing to transfer it for a figure that is around 25 million euros. read more

first_imgQuique Setién, in his second game in office, chose to vary the scheme and arranged a changing 3-5-2 to 4-4-2 in defense. Nelson Semedo occupied the right lane and was responsible for drawing the system, with Sergi Roberto as the false center next to Lenglet and with the ‘Bético’ and discovery of Setién, Junior Firpo, on the left-handed side.A variation that did not suit a club that, lost in the artificial turf of the expanded stadium of the UD Ibiza-Eivissa, did not know how to move the ball quickly despite having Frenkie De Jong, Ivan Rakitic and Riqui Puig in the medulla, what barely got balls to the bands of Ansu Fati and Semedo or the two strikers; Griezmann and Carles Pérez.And it is that the occasions, although not the possession of the ball, were for an Ibiza that gave by bad its brief advantage to the rest, for that much annulled and for that double occasion in which twice they put all the hands to the head to see how the Blaugrana team came out unscathed, and more when they saw that they ended up paying for it with the elimination.The beginning of the second part continued with the same script, without any plot twist. Setién tried giving entrance to Jordi Alba, by an invisible Carles Pérez, and then with Arthur, by an insipid this time Riqui Pugi. Meanwhile, in Can Misses, in the 65th minute, more waves were seen in the stands than in the nearby Mediterranean Sea.The joy did not last much longer, until the goal of Antoine Griezmann in the 72nd minute, four minutes after Ivan Rakitic put Germán Parreño to the test for the first time in the duel. First, he finished off first a pass from Frenkie De Jong and, in the meantime of the win, did the same to the assistance of Jordi Alba. In minute 94, two of the added time, sinking an Ibiza that gave it all and was rewarded with a closed ovation from its people.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: UD IBIZA, 1 – FC BARCELONA, 2 (1-0, at rest).–EQUIPMENT.YOU IBIZA: Parreño; Kike, Gonzalo, Mariano Gómez, Francisco Grimà; Javi Pérez, Núñez, Javi Lara (Sibo, min. 77); Pep Caballé (Fran Carbià, min. 86), Rodado (Diego Mendoza, min. 74) and Raí.FC BARCELONA: Net; Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Semedo, Rakitic (Arturo Vidal, min. 81), De Jong, Riqui Puig (Arthur, min. 71), Ansu Fati; Carles Pérez (Jordi Alba, min. 59) and Griezmann.– GOALS.1-0 Min. 9, Javi Pérez.1-1. Min.72, Griezmann.1-2. Min.94, Griezmann.–REFEREE: González Fuertes (C. Asturiano). He admonished Kike López (min. 61), Mendoza (min. 78), Sibo (min. 83), Grimá (min. 88) at UD Ibiza and Ansu Fati (min. 93) at FC Barcelona.–STADIUM: Municipal Estate of Can Misses. Photo: EFE The Frenchman doubled in two shots and soared to avoid extra time (1-2)Ibiza scored in the initial section and was winning for an hourBad game of those of Setién, chaotic and messy in Can Missescenter_img Barça have won UD Ibiza (1-2) in Can Misses to go to the knockout stages of the Copa del Rey, in a tight win and on the clock thanks to two shots of an Antoine Griezmann who appeared little but still lethal to trace the initial goal of the locals, who were very close to give the bell.Ibiza was better despite losing. Barça passes round thanks to the double of the Frenchman, but the truth is that he suffered to impose himself on an Ibiza that made a great first half and that touched an extension in which anything could have happened. But Griezmann scored in his two shots, of the few that Barça had, to put the Blaugrana in the round of 16.Those of Pablo Alfaro, former partner of Quique Setién in Racing de Santander and with a fleeting past as Blaugrana, put the Catalans on the ropes. They left the ball but canceled it by having constant cons, full of danger. The club was enough with two goals from the ‘Little Prince’, in the absence of Messi, who prevented his team from drowning in Can Misses.UD Ibiza came early on the scoreboard, in the 9th minute, with a goal from a certain fortune by bouncing the shot of Javi Pérez in Pep Caballé and changing trajectory to deceive Neto, who on the edge of the break took a vital left hand to avoid the second of the premises, a powerful shot of Rodado, after a shot at the post of Raí.In addition, the Ibicencos saw how they were annulled a goal, in a correct decision to commit a foul on Clément Lenglet before facing and surpassing Neto. Barça’s Brazilian goal continues with its ‘badge’ and cannot yet leave its goal intact in the games it has played.The success of the Pitiusas team, with a festive audience that gave everything in Can Misses, joined the bad game of Barça to arrive with that 1-0 to rest. Barça did not even shoot at goal in the first 45 minutes, despite having an initial eleven quite recognizable with Antoine Griezmann as head of the attack.last_img read more

first_img“In clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona, ​​the media and fans can be really intrusive. Footballers in England are more respected, people are only interested in what they do in the field, “Edu Álvarez closed. Despite that, Guardiola He did not cease in his attempt to incorporate, without success, the Blaugrana club. The current City coach also participated in the documentary: “I thought this guy was very good and wanted to have him on my team.”Anyway, football has given them a second chance and they have met again in Manchester: “It has been really good that we were able to coincide at the end of his career. With him you always have stereotypes. That if he is a Canarian, that if he is accustomed to sun, in good weather … and comes to such a cold flirt. Prejudices are never good advisors. How could he survive or adapt and do so well. It shows that he learned his football on the street, as if he was threatened that there would be only one winner left. Silva has that and you don’t realize until you know him. “ Edu Álvarez, the physiotherapist of Manchester City, is one of the closest people to David Silva within the club and wanted to explain why he opted for the adventure of the Premier, despite having more offers. “I think I wanted a new experience, something different. The football player’s lifestyle in England is more private than in Spain“explained the friend of the midfielder, who also exposed several of the attempts he had in his day.” So, Silva did not sign for Real Madrid, although both parties agreed to a new visit to the white facilities. The player himself clarifies that he did not return to Valdebebas and that, even so, the interest did not stop: “They called me every year, but we decided not to go. The following year I returned to my city where I played until I was 14“From there he ended up signing for Valencia, a club where he shone and won a place in both the National Team and the City.center_img David Silva lives his last months at Manchester City. The Canarian footballer finishes contract in June and has already publicly admitted on occasion that he wants to change airs and put an end to ten years of success and leadership on the pitch. Before the final goodbye occurs, your club wants to honor you for everything that has meant for the fans and has recorded a documentary (“Born in Gran Canaria“), in which he speaks of his career.In it, the former Valencia explains the reasons why he declined several offers of Real Madrid, especially in his childhood. Vicente del Bosque followed him closely, but his father, Fernando Jiménez, directed him to stay at home: “I haven’t brought him here to stay. If you think he is a player that might interest you, you can go back to his city and follow him“.last_img read more

first_imgAs if it were a rock star. Thus he was received by his hobby Hatem Ben Arfa, the new shining star of Real Valladolid, which was exercised for the first time yesterday under Sergio González. He did it with apparent cold, with a hat, warmers and gloves, but very accompanied, more than what the blanquivioletas players usually are other times. Despite being a daily day, and despite the bad weather, several hundred people populated the stands of Los Annexes to see the new idol live, because, as exaggerated as it may seem, it already is. His first hours as a blanquivioleta also left another positive note, and that is that the club’s electronic mailbox arrived several emails from abroad interested in buying your shirt. Yes, with 3 behind, a ‘random’ number where there are. Not in vain, there were many who wanted to take a picture with him at the end of the session training, during which he was seen talking mainly with players who handle other languages ​​such as Ünal, Salisu, Sandro or Guardiola. Even among those curious there was a Peruvian fan, as well as several players of the Promises who, once they finished the session, remained stationed next to the natural grass to see the newcomer, who left his first flashes in his passes and conductions.A ‘random’ signingIf a qualifier has accompanied Ben Arfa in his first hours as a Real Valladolid footballer, he is ‘random’, at the time, something like that. The strangeness around his signing has reached far beyond the fans and local media, since it monopolized press impacts around the world and a multitude of reactions in social networks.last_img read more

first_imgNovak Djokovic received Roger Federer in his 50th duel, within the Australian Open semifinals 2020. On the foot of the observe, on the finish of the sport, the Serbian attended the group of the match to investigate a victory that’s price his eighth remaining in Melbourne. Nadal and Federer: “They have made me a better participant, and they have improved my tennis all through my profession. They’re my two nice rivals in my life. I have performed many grand slam video games towards Roger and Rafa. These guys have made very vital variations in my thoughts. At first I bear in mind once I received my first title right here in 2008. Shedding semifinals and finals towards them from Grand Slam makes you suppose and work laborious to excellent the sport and these two guys have succeeded. “Federer’s bodily issues: “I respect Roger for going out tonight. He was clearly damage … He was not at his finest and even not even close to his finest when it comes to motion. I respect him for going out and doing his finest.” Evaluation: “I don’t take into consideration what it took me to win. I had nerves initially of the sport, however then I discovered my sport. Federer’s effort has been large to achieve the semifinals realizing that I used to be bodily not properly.”last_img read more

first_imgCoquelin: Insurance. The usual midfielder exhibited good qualities as a central, taking into account especially the attack in front of him. To this is added that when his team attacked he climbed almost to a three-quarter zone to support his teammates.Wass: He had to dance one more day with Papu Gómez and did not let him shine as much as in the first game. It was noted that the Danish had studied the Italian attacker and did not give him excessive spaces.Kondogbia: Extraordinary cutting balls in the center of the field and with trade as central. The Central African international knew when and how to exercise to reduce the intentions of the rival. In the second half he left his team unprotected behind because he climbed desperately in search of the goal. Equal: He taught a lesson in the midfield, both in attack and defense. He barely made mistakes in the ball out even though the pressure of Gasperini’s was more than intense. He gave the goal pass to Ferran Torres with a 20-meter low level service.To usually do: Good physical work of the midfielder. His was the steal of the ball that led to Gameiro’s first goal and also defensive aids to prevent his team from fitting more. He left a spout for the memory of GosensFerran: Woke up. After a loose first half, his second 45 minutes were in line with what his season is going on. He put the center of Kevin Gameiro’s second goal on a plate and scored a petroleum jelly that gave his team hope. Rodrigo: His team appreciated his return. He was very active during the 75 minutes he played, searched Gameiro between the lines in the play that was the first goal. In addition, he tried from outside the area a couple of times, but in both he ran into the Italian goal.Gameiro: Goal scorer. Smell returned him on the best possible day, but his goals were of little use. In the first goal he showed the quality to cut the goal and turn on himself, in the second power forward to head the net a good center of Ferran.ChangesGuedes: He changed the face of the game. Like the day of Betis, its electricity came from pearls to a team which helped it to get ahead. But when Atalanta scored the third, Guedes and Valencia went out.Cheryshev: His claw helped the team, but he was not able to wake him from the lethargy he entered when he received the third goal.Florenzi: He barely participated.center_img Cillessen: Little could do in the four goals of Ilicic. He was intelligent when it came to taking the ball, because he realized that the pressure besieged the centrals and went on to make all the long throws.Gayà: Physically he was overcome by Ilicic and Hateboer, however, he knew how to stop the second, whom he already knew from the first leg. His attack arrivals were not as decisive as other days.Diakhaby: Out of it. Celades said after Garay was injured that it was time for the French to take a step forward, however, today in Mestalla one of his worst performances of the year was set. When the minute of play had not been fulfilled, he committed a penalty on Ilicic after falling into the Slovenian player’s cut. And when his team looked for 2-1 before leaving for the break, he extended his hand incomprehensibly to commit, again, another penalty. He went to the sunken rest.last_img read more

first_imgThis is crazy. Please stop fooling around and land on reality. Let’s be honest, there are much more important priorities than any sport.– Thiago Alcantara (@ Thiago6) March 13, 2020The midfielder of the Bayern Munich He made very coherent statements on social networks, advocating for people’s health rather than soccer. However, just like in the Santander League, which has predicted millionaire losses, in Germany the same will happen and The main affected will not be footballers, but members of the club with jobs associated with match days. As collected Bild, the sportscaster, Matthias Brügelmann, He has recommended Thiago to take his words further and use part of his salary to cover those losses, something that many athletes and clubs have done in recent days: “It would be great if Thiago set a good example now. It would be a wonderful sign of solidarity if he donated a portion of his double-digit salary to a solidarity fund in the Bundesliga.” Some employees may expect a reaction from you. 6center_img “This is crazy. Please stop playing the fool and get down to earth. Let’s be honest. There are much more important priorities than any sport.” Are words of Thiago Alcantara of March 13 on the coronavirus crisis, which has forced to postpone the Bundesliga.last_img read more

first_imgPoints standingP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Arsenal 21 13 4 4 37 21 16 432. Leicester 21 12 7 2 38 25 13 433. Man City 21 12 4 5 39 21 18 404. Tottenham 21 9 9 3 34 17 17 365. West Ham 21 9 8 4 33 24 9 356. Man United 21 9 7 5 27 20 7 347. Stoke City 21 9 5 7 24 22 2 328. Crystal Palace 21 9 4 8 23 20 3 319. Liverpool 21 8 7 6 25 27 -2 3110. Watford 21 8 5 8 25 24 1 2911. Everton 21 6 10 5 36 29 7 2812. Southampton 21 7 6 8 28 24 4 2713. West Brom 21 7 6 8 22 27 -5 2714. Chelsea 21 6 6 9 28 31 -3 2415 Norwich City 21 6 5 10 24 35 -11 2316. Bournemouth 21 5 6 10 23 37 -14 2117. Swansea City 21 4 7 10 19 30 -11 1918. Sunderland 21 5 3 13 26 41 -15 1819. Newcastle 21 4 6 11 22 38 -16 1820. Aston Villa 21 2 5 14 17 37 -20 11last_img read more