DUE TO ANTICIPATED HEAVY RAINS, SANTA ANITA TO RESUME LIVE RACING ON FRIDAY

first_imgDUE TO ANTICIPATED HEAVY RAINS, SANTA ANITA TO RESUME LIVE RACING ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME FOR AN 11-RACE CARD AT 12 NOONHUGE WEEKEND IN STORE, WITH 82ND RUNNING OF THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP, GRADE II SAN FELIPE FOR DERBY HOPEFULS, GRADE II SAN CARLOS & MORE ON SATURDAYARCADIA, Calif. (March 3, 2019)–With heavy rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, Santa Anita Park has announced that live racing will return with an 11-race card on Friday, with first post time at 12 noon.Although racing had been scheduled to resume on Thursday, track management is acting proactively in order to try to avoid most of the heavy rain and present an outstanding program Friday and through the weekend, which will be highlighted by the 82nd running of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday.The National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of rain Wednesday, with the likelihood of significant rain diminishing Thursday and through the weekend.Santa Anita will remain open for training every day this week and will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Grandstand Paddock Room.In addition to the $600,000 Big ‘Cap at a mile and one quarter on Saturday, Santa Anita will also present the Grade II, $500,000 San Felipe Stakes for Derby hopefuls at 1 1/16 miles, the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf), the Grade II San Carlos Stakes for older horses at seven furlongs and the $75,000 China Doll Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019

first_img34% 38% 7 17 Tyler Baze195 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 21 13 42% 16% 59% 9 53% 25 24 19% 13% 14 13% 52 60% Flavien Prat176 10% 34 11 $1,143,281 23 38% 13 Doug O’Neill172 12 15% 18% Richard Mandella41 37% John Sadler82 Peter Miller109 $216,876 15 Jeff Mullins48 39% 18 Money Won 26 17% 13 Steve Knapp53 Agapito Delgadillo60 Joel Rosario210 Heriberto Figueroa177 JockeyMts 48% 13 $951,463 BAFFERT NO. 1 IN ODDS AND POST POSITIONS $1,365,986 Mike Smith69 26% $328,193 7 33% 9 12 11 21 13 $746,577 11% 3 43% Drayden Van Dyke147 ITM% 22 $643,769 $498,928 $264,072 29 7 Mark Glatt71 47% 14 46 33% 8 13 12 2 33 Aaron Gryder64 10 $974,970 13 49% 23 16 Geovanni Franco195 12 (Current Through Sunday, March 31) Richard Baltas118 9 22% 13 16 20 23 21 22 25 5 17% 11 Assael Espinoza124 Ruben Fuentes92 10 $611,067 7 25% $1,390,487 $1,469,830 10 13% 29 15 3rd 44% $623,471 $309,053 23 8 7 $1,015,669 38% Jerry Hollendorfer94 TrainerMtscenter_img BELLAFINA SITTING PRETTY FOR GRADE I OAKS $493,848 3rd Win% 3 37 20 16 27% 62% 3 $1,178,942 10% 9 14 11 10 41% 9 14% 8 Vladimir Cerin54 40% $352,858 25 $2,612,707 Joseph Talamo126 19 ITM% 17 15 26 SANTA ANITA DERBY IMPORTANT FOR POINTS-SHY ROADSTERBob Baffert had a question after both Roadster and McKinzie drew the rail for their respective races Saturday, the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap: “Do they put me in the one hole and then draw the races?”The answer, of course, is no. It just seems that way. Post positions aside, Baffert is seeking his ninth win in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby which offers 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, and his sixth in the $600,000 Big ‘Cap.Second in the Santa Anita Derby is worth 40 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, third 20 and fourth 10.Baffert also has champion Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. The once-beaten son of Candy Ride got the extreme outside six post position in the 1 1/8-mile race.“I would have liked to have seen Roadster on the outside and Game Winner on the inside,” Baffert said. “Seriously, I’m just glad that we’re in there. It’s a very important race, more important for Roadster, who has to get some points.“I’m glad things are settling down here and we get some racing in with all that’s been going on.”Game Winner already has 45 points for the Run for the Roses on May 4, whileRoadster is looking to get off the schneid. Still, on paper it’s a competitive field with the likes of Instagrand and Nolo Contesto among the six Triple Crown hopefuls.“I think Instagrand is a very good horse,” Baffert said. “But all you can ask for is that your horses show up and run well. I’d like to see some safe racing.”The Santa Anita Derby, race eight: Roadster, Mike Smith, 5-2; More Ice, Geovanni Franco, 30-1; Nolo Contesto, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Synthesis, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; Instagrand, Flavien Prat, 3-1; and Game Winner, Joel Rosario, 4-5.The Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino goes as  race 10: McKinzie, Mike Smith, 4-5; Mongolian Groom, Geovanni Franco, 30-1; Prime Attraction, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; Gift Box, Joel Rosario, 6-5; Prince of Arabia, Joe Talamo, 30-1;and Campaign, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1.In addition to the Big ‘Cap and the Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita will showcase the Santa Anita Oaks for fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes for three-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs; the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs; the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf; and the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.First post time for the biggest day in racing to date this year will be 12 noon.PERFECT POST FOR BELLAFINA IN SANTA ANITA OAKSBellafina is sitting pretty for Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, having trained superbly and drawn well for the mile and one-sixteenth test that offers $400,000 in prize money and is a forerunner to the Kentucky Oaks on May 3.“She’s five of five (post positions), which is perfect,” said Simon Callaghan, who trains the fleet filly, winner of five of seven starts for owner Kaleem Shah. “She’s training well, so we’re happy.”The Santa Anita Oaks, race three of 11 with a 12 noon first post time: Flor de la Mar, Joel Rosario, 5-1; $8,000 supplemental nominee Chasing Yesterday, Mike Smith, 3-1; Stirred, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; Slewgoodtobetrue, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; and Bellafina, Flavien Prat, 2-5.VASILIKA SEEKS TO CONTINUE DOMINANCE IN ROYAL HEROINEVasilika, claimed for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018, could soon join Jerry Hollendorfer’s group of previous distaff champions Blind Luck, Songbird and Unique Bella if she continues her extraordinary dominance in Saturday’s Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile on grass.The five-year-old daughter of Skipshot seeks her 10th win in 11 starts on Santa Anita’s turf course, her lone loss being a second by a neck in March of last year.Vasilika drew the rail, but it should be no deterrent as she has already won going a mile on grass from the inside post in the Grade II Goldikova last Nov. 4.“It shouldn’t be a problem,” said Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, part owner of the magnificent chestnut, who had an eight-race winning streak ended when she finished fourth in the Grade I Matriarch last Dec. 2.“She’s very consistent, but the good thing was, she had all the conditions that enabled her to keep improving on a schedule that suits her,” Ward said. “If you have a horse with no conditions, sometimes you have to run them over their head, but we didn’t have to do that with Vasilika, so by the time she ran through her conditions, she was a better horse.”Vasilika has won half of her career starts, 15 of 30, and with a victory would achieve millionaire status, as she has earned $938,595 and the Royal Heroine winner reaps $120,000.The field for the Royal Heroine, race five: Vasilika, Flavien Prat, 3-5; Ms Bad Behavior, Mike Smith, 4-1; Meal Ticket, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Cordiality, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Raven’s Lady, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Space Talk, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; and Smoovie, Martin Garcia, 30-1.CALLAGHAN HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN PROVIDENCIASimon Callaghan has a promising debut winner and an import from England set for Saturday’s Grade III Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf: Maxim Rate and Hostess.Maxim Rate lit up the tote board at 28-1 coming from well back to win at a mile on turf Feb. 16, while Hostess will be making her U.S. debut after breaking her maiden last Oct. 13 across the pond.“Hostess has been doing everything right in the morning,” Callaghan said. “She’s a filly that we like. She broke her maiden last time going seven-eighths and I think she’ll like the distance. She’s been training well.“Maxim Rate was a bit green the day she won and doesn’t have the experience some of the fillies have in this race, but she’s talented and I think she’s going to be competitive as well.”The $150,000 Providencia, race nine: Apache Princess, Kent Desormeaux; $3,000supplemental nominee Lady Prancealot, Joel Rosario; Truffalino, Joe Talamo; Lakerball, Rafael Bejarano; Ladymidtown, Martin Garcia; supplemental nomineeColonial Creed, Geovanni Franco; Maxim Rate, Flavien Prat; Hostess, Drayden Van Dyke; Miss Flawless, Tiago Pereira; and Killarney Lass, Edwin Maldonado.BALDWIN AVE. CLOSED FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN & WALK SATURDAYWith the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby looming large Saturday, fans and horsemen are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Derby Day morning in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5k Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest perimeter, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track at Santa Anita’s northeastern perimeter, via Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, via Gate 3 at Holly Ave. Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive, while Gate 5 is situated at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the Derby Day 5k Run and Walk next Saturday, April 6, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for April 5th, 2019Victor Espinoza on his return to the Winner’s Circle after injury.Bob Baffert Talks  Roadster Ahead of His Next Start in the Santa Anita Derby.Bob Baffert Discusses  Improbable’s Latest Work Ahead of the Arkansas Derby.Santa Anita Derby Memories:  Gary Stevens and  Laffit Pincay Jr. Talk About Their Epic Battle in the 1985 Santa Anita Derby.Santa Anita Derby Memories:  Jeff Mullins reflects back on his amazing string of three straight Santa Anita Derby victories From 2003-2005.Santa Anita Derby Memories: Former Exercise Rider  Bobby Pepe Talks About Majestic Prince’s Easy Win in the 1969 Santa Anita Derby.McKinzie works  6 furlongs prep for Santa Anita Handicap. (Baffert) 4-01-19Dream Tree works 5 furlongs. (Baffert) 4-01-19Improbable (Outside) in company with  Once On Whiskey work 6 furlongs. (Baffert) 3-30-19Bellafina works 5 furlongs. (Callaghan) 3-30-19Enaya Alrabb works 6 furlongs. (O’Neill) 3-30-19Roadster (Outside) SA Derby prep in company with  Explorer work 6 furlongs. (Baffert) 3-30-19FINISH LINES: Extra Hope, fourth in the first division of the Rebel Stakes March16, was not entered in the Santa Anita Derby as expected due to stiffness “all over,” trainer Richard Mandella said. “We’ll have to run a scan to see what we’ve got going on.” Meanwhile, Mandella reported all systems go for Omaha Beach in the Arkansas Derby on April 13 . . . Assael Espinoza will lose his five-pound apprentice allowance Saturday and ride as full-fledged journeyman the next day, Sunday. $399,878 $1,367,961 $859,773 34 3 48% 10% 52% 41% $880,019 6 7 4 16% $2,751,718 34 26 12 Rafael Bejarano151 $522,345 27 $1,291,730 19 BALDWIN AVE. TO BE CLOSED EARLY FOR 5K RUN 8 8 William E. Morey56 17% $1,446,093 $216,446 19 Kent Desormeaux101 Win% 18% 59% Tiago Pereira160 4 16% Mario Gutierrez105 9 J. Keith Desormeaux56 18% 21 16% 14 $1,500,505 Money Won Peter Eurton46 8 33% 17% 8 Bob Baffert70 10 45% 19% $319,079 Simon Callaghan31 67% 18% 5 29% 14% 1st 43% 10 15% Edwin Maldonado75 50% $482,030 42% 52% 2nd 9 10 Philip D’Amato101 1st 45% Hector O. Palma49 2nd 6 21 55% 55% 9 $1,531,897 29 11% VASILIKA LOOKS LIKE A ’10’ IN THE PROVIDENCIA 15% $1,497,001 $273,422 William Spawr25 8 45% 54% 28% 25 20%last_img read more

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MARATHON STAKES QUOTES-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES      DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, ITSINTHEPOST, WINNER: “I didn’t want to get in his way too much, so I just let him go. Jeff (Mullins) had him super ready.  We have been working him on the training track and getting ready for this race.  I looked back to see Campaign because he was my main concern.  I didn’t see him.  I guess he was way back.”TRAINER QUOTES     JEFF MULLINS, ITSINTHEPOST, WINNER: (Noted it was only his third race on dirt in 41 career starts): “It was the distance (that helped him win), it’s all the distance. He ran a good second to (John) Sadler’s horse (Campaign in the Grade II Cougar II Handicap on July 24).“We had him really fit today and Drayden (Van Dyke) gave him a good ride.”OWNER QUOTES     TIM COHEN, OWNER (RED BARONS BARN) ITSINTHEPOST:  “I was just hoping everyone had enough energy to finish!  Drayden rode a really good race.  Jeff told him to take it easy early and make sure he had company.  This horse tends to pull himself up when he makes the lead too early and that’s what happened last time.  It looks like it’s going to be a great day and it’s nice to win the first one.”               NOTES: The winning owners are Red Barons Barn, LLC.Itsinthepost and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade II, $200,000 Marathon Stakes, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

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Pochettino fuming at Spurs’ failure to sign Coutinho in summer transfer window

first_imgONE of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s many beefs with Tottenham is their failure to pursue Philippe Coutinho in the summer.Barcelona, who signed him from Liverpool for well over £100million, were trying to offload the Brazilian forward on loan.3 Bayern beat Spurs to playmaker CoutinhoCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Pochettino is dealing with a number of inconsistent forwards in TottenhamCredit: AFP or licensorsThe Spurs boss had first-hand experience of Coutinho because he coached him when he was in charge of Espanyol.Poch had taken him from Inter Milan in 2012, signing  the player until the end of the season to help them avoid relegation.And he wanted to sign him again this summer but lost out when Bayern Munich made their move.Poch has complained endlessly about the need to spend big to bring his V2.0 Spurs up to scratch.If Coutinho had been signed, he is convinced the rebuild would already be well under way.Playing under the Argentine in La Liga, Coutinho netted five goals in 16 appearances including a brace in a vital 5-1 win over relegation rivals Rayo Vallecano. latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut he hasn’t been able to recreate his best form for Bayern – scoring just twice and recently dropped to the bench.Back in Tottenham, only Harry Kane can boast more than three goals in the league this term.Pochettino is continuing to rotate between Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen as he struggles to settle on the final piece in his attacking jigsaw.3last_img read more

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Dele Alli facing ban as FA investigate controversial video mocking coronavirus

first_imgDELE ALLI could face a ban after an investigation was reportedly opened by the Football Association over a video where the Tottenham player is seen mocking the Coronavirus.In the Snapchat clip, the midfielder filmed himself wearing a facemask in an airport lounge while a man of Asian appearance coughs nearby.3 Dele Alli was accused of ‘racism’ after posting the clip3 The England footballer filmed a man who appeared to be AsianHe posted the footage online with the caption: “Corona whatttttt, please listen with volume.”The camera then pans around to the man before a bottle of hand sanitiser appears alongside the remark: “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”Alli has since apologised for the incident.And now Daily Mail report that the England international has been asked to explain the post to the FA.Quickly taking the video down, Alli said that he “left himself and the club down” via Chinese social media site Weibo.The 23-year-old stated: “It wasn’t funny and I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club.England footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolatest football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union boss”It isn’t something that should be joked about. I’m sending all my love and all my thoughts and prayers to everyone in China.”Some speculate that the FA may mirror the one-game ban and £50,000 fine dished out to Bernardo Silva following his public joke about Manchester City colleague Benjamin Mendy.In comparing the defender to the mascot of Spanish brand Conguitos, Silva was found by the FA not to have made a “racist” offence but nonetheless found him guilty of misconduct.The vast majority of the 910 Coronavirus deaths have occurred on mainland China with over 37,000 infected worldwide.3 Alli has played 28 times for Tottenham this seasonCredit: Reuterslast_img read more

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Sir Arnold kicks-off Sumkar sports

first_imgThe tournament was sponsored by former Madang Governor and Chief Justice Sir Arnold Amet, along with Karkar LLG  President  Ben Naing who chipped in K10,000, Sumgilbar LLG with K2,000, Kasiga Trading in Karkar Island, and Senior Constable Adam Yawing of NCR Highway patrol with K1,000.The tournament which ended on Sunday  had teams  in the district partiipating in soccer, volleyball, basketball and darts.The teams  arrived from all parts of Sumkar camping along the North Coast Road to participate in the tournament.Tournament Technical Officer Dui Wadau said Sumkar District office  did not supported  the tournament with is not good for the youths and people of Sumkar.However, 29 teams  took part  in the tournament.Referees were brought in from Madang to control the games which ended on Sunday.last_img read more

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Kumuls to play World Cup games at home

first_img“We have created history after four years of negotiations with Rugby League World Cup officials and Australia (ARL) who have won the bid to host the World Cup,” Tkatchenko told Loop PNG.He confirmed that all Kumuls home matches will be played in Port Moresby, following recommendations from World Cup Committee and Organizing officials’ inspections of venues in other provincial centres in the last 6-8 months.  “National Football Stadium is customarily designed for the purpose of rugby league and with that the three games will be played there,” Tkatchenko said.The host venue was formally known as Lloyd Robson Oval.The Sports Minister acknowledged the support of the O’Neill- Dion Government in funding to build world standard infrastructures for last years Pacific Games which had made it possible to such international events.last_img read more

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Men’s softball comp on two-week break

first_imgThey are now on a two-week break for the Christmas and New Year period.The current competition points ladder:A grade: Yokomo (8), Defence (7), Brown Eagles (7), United Brothers (6), Gazelle (6), PNG Power (5), Saints (4), Manolos (3), Bears (2).B grade: Brown Eagles (12), United Brothers (8), Yokomo (6), Bears (6), PNG Power (6), Gazelle (6), Stingers (6), Saints (2), Defence (2) Manolos (0).The competition will resume on January 8, 2017, at the Bisini Grounds.last_img

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Thomas and his challenge: “I hope I can be more than Gabi or Tiago”

first_img-Many see in you the new Gabi, Tiago, players of that hierarchy …-When I arrived, they were already here, playing at a high level. I learned a lot from them, but they have different things from me. They won many titles here. I’m starting, but I hope I can be more than them.-Has a renewal offer on the table …-My agent is trying to fix things with them. You never know each other’s future. I want to enjoy football and you never know where each person can end up.-It doesn’t seem very determined to stay …-I want to take advantage of all the minutes I have and you never know where a person or a player can end up. You can’t say you can be here or there. You always have to enjoy and, wherever you are, you have to do your best.-They say that the Premier has a very good sign …-It is always something positive, because when you listen to that it makes you feel that you are doing things well and motivates you to do better. I give one hundred percent where I am, I will continue doing it because I am like that.-Within not much comes an exciting tie against Liverpool …-As I said before, Atlético always has difficult teams. Everyone thinks we are below them, but it will be decided in the field. You have to do a good job before this tie and surprise people who don’t trust us.-In LaLiga they are five points from the big two …First you have to be focused on us. You don’t have to look at the table, there’s a lot of work, you have to get the most points and then let’s see where we are.-Atletico does not score goals and the club is looking for a scorer. Do they need reinforcement?It depends on the coach, it depends on the team, they know what is best for the team. I trust those we have. In addition, in the last matches we are scoring goals. More goals will arrive. And luck will change. Sometimes we have had many occasions and we have not marked by bad luck.-That is, it’s all about the streaks ….We will continue working. When you mark one, you have to try to make two. All players must make goals, defenses, means and strikers. You have to work as a group. – What balance does of the first part of the season?-I think it was not easy, since there are many new players. Starting over with players who have just arrived is always difficult. But I think we have done a good first part, although sometimes we have found ourselves wrong. But as I said, it is not easy to start with players arriving from other teams.-The team has gone from less to more …-Yes, we are getting better every time. We are working hard, we have to forget what happened behind and we have to move on. It is the mentality that the team has.-Simeone said it’s a year of transition and criticism rained …-People know that what the coach said is true. Although the fans want to win and I am a fan more. We are professionals and we try to win every game.-Atletico is alive in all competitions and has a very nice year ahead …-It is an exciting year and we must seize the opportunities we have. But you have to go game by game and we will try to make everything go as expected.-They start with the Spanish Super Cup, a maybe smaller title, although I don’t know if you share that. In addition, it is played abroad …-I always have fun playing. I don’t care where and how to play. It will be a beautiful game, you have to play it and win it, which in the end is the main thing. We want to do a good job and for sure this will help us much later. -But I don’t know if for the Atletico costumes this Super Cup is an important title …-For me, as a player, all titles are important. And I think it will be the same for the rest of the teammates. All titles are very important for the president of this club and for all the fans of Atlético.-The Barcelona is a rival that always resists them …-At Atlético always have difficult teams. And it is not the first time we have to play against them in a tie. Our intention is to try not to make the mistakes of LaLiga and we will try to win to play the final.– Will they play especially motivated against Barcelona?-We always face the matches with maximum intensity. We have a game that will be complicated, but against Barcelona we have always come out to win, whether in the preseason, in LaLiga or in the Cup. Our intention is to always win.-Front you will have an old acquaintance, a Griezmann who started lazy in Barcelona, ​​but who seems to have gone to more …-We know that Griezmann is an excellent player, who has a lot of goal. At first it is normal for a world to cost you when you reach a team that is made, but I think you are doing things well, with peace of mind and I see you much stronger now.-Griezmann left, but many new ones arrived. I don’t know if you have been surprised by any of the signings …-Yes, Felipe has surprised me a lot. And not only me, but also the club and the Atletico fans. I thought it was going to be one more, but it has proven to have a lot of level and can be here quietly with us. -The one who seems to have not yielded all that was expected of him is João Félix. How do you see him?-João Félix has an important role in the team. He has to assume many responsibilities. We are here to try to help you, just like the coach. He knows it’s not easy, he’s a big team, but he has to go from less to more.-But do you see him as a different player, with a special gift?-Of course, he is a player who has quality, he is a boy who is learning a lot. I see him with good eyes and he will be one of the best.-You are already a permanent holder in Atlético …-Everything depends on the job. Sometimes I assume more responsibilities than I owe, but it is time to grow as a player and as a person. I think I have to try to work like this, taking advantage of everything I have and trying to be a big player here.-Do you notice when you are already an important player in Atlético?-Yes, when a player feels important, it shows in games, in everything and that helps me and people see it from the outside. It looks like I feel more comfortable and loved here.DANI SANCHEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Thomas, during the interview with As.DANI SANCHEZ (DAILY AS) -It seems that some of the newcomers, like Felipe or Trippier himself, have been playing at Atlético for a long time …-All are playing very well, they have the help of the master, the teammates and so they feel more comfortable. It is true that it seems that they have been playing here for a long time and this makes the team grow faster.last_img read more

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A lack committed to Valverde 40 years ago generated national debate and changed the law of football

first_imgAlthough West Ham won thanks to a goal from Trevor Brooking and knowing that the team’s deed was more than important considering the category in which they competed, the protagonists in the media were the next day Paul Allen and Willie Young. No one explained that this rule could be like that and that the youngest player in the history of the FA Cup at that time had been deprived of the most important day of his career without punishment according to the consequences that would have had the play resolved with a shot.The debate in England was served and that led to the rules of football changing and dictating that an entry behind a player who faces the rival goal without opposition must be sanctioned with a red card. At least, in the case of Allen (and not Morata) he ended up raising the title. Álvaro Morata ran just to face Thibaut Courtois when Fede Valverde He decided to interrupt the play with an ugly entry from behind disregarding the ball that cost him the red card. The rest, they already know. Now let’s change the protagonists, the moment and the stage. May 10, 1980, end of FA Cup in England, confrontation between Arsenal Y West ham united.In this case, the 17-year-old Paul Allen would play Álvaro Morata, running without opposition only to the goal, while Willie Young, the central Arsenal who would serve as Valverde, I made an entrance from behind at ground level that cut the action just before it entered the area. At that time, West Ham already won 1-0 despite belonging to the second English division. The referee, after witnessing the play, quickly took the yellow cardboard while Young ran his hand through Allen’s hair as an apology. The victim did not even complain about the decision even though he had faced only Patt Jennings, which It probably would have been goal. But there was no complaint from the player. And is that the regulation at that time dictated that in a play of that style should only be sanctioned with a yellow card, unlike what is done now, which is to indicate an expulsion, without discussion.last_img read more

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