McNeese (9) – Alex Eykelbosch, Jessica Fox, Sally Hughes, Imogen Hull, Gladys Jerotich, Sara Lamdendola, Alissa Lander, Estela Pina, Jordan Waine Lamar (7) – Katie Buckley, Julie Emmerson, Sarah Foster, Mya Taylor, Katy Whiteoak, Mollie Williams, Sophie Wood Central Arkansas (9) – Thomas Cain, Brock Collins, Jared Hamilton, Jaron Hamilton, Alex Hanson, Hunter Henderson, Julien Jeandree, Alonzo Pollum, Markus Schweikert Northwestern State (2) – Emily Blanchard, Isabella Hudson South Central Regional Championships Homepage | Timing SiteCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – Seventy-seven men’s athletes and 63 women’s athletes will represent the Southland Conference at the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country South Central Regional Championships on Friday morning at Texas A&M’s Dale Watts ’71 Cross Country Course. The women’s 6K race begins at 9:15 a.m. CT while the men’s 10K starts at 10:15 a.m. The top two teams and the first four finishers in the race not associated with those two teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, held Nov. 17 in Madison, Wis.Incarnate Word, one of 12 Southland men’s teams who will compete at the regional race, leads the way with 11 entries. Central Arkansas, the 2018 Southland Conference champion, entered nine individuals, followed by five institutions with seven racers. Two-time defending Southland Conference individual champion Jamie Crowe headlines Lamar’s entry card, along with teammate Jordan Rowe, the league’s Newcomer of the Year. The duo finished first and second with times of 25:59.1 and 26:17.5, respectively, at last month’s conference championship. Crowe is the top returning athlete from last year’s regional championship, finishing 15th with a time of 30:30.5.On the women’s side, UIW also paces the league with 11 student-athletes set to compete, while McNeese sends nine runners to College Station. Southland Conference champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi joins Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin with seven entries.Just the second individual champion from A&M-Corpus Christi, Allyson Girard looks to carry momentum from her victorious time of 22:15.6 at the conference championship. New Orleans’ international-transfer Arina Kleshchukova, the league’s Newcomer of the Year, is the Privateers’ lone entry. McNeese’s Gladys Jerotich is the top returning female after finishing 33rd with a time of 20:58.1 in 2017.For a full list of entries, box draws, course maps and more, visit the South Central Regional Championships Homepage, courtesy of host institution Texas A&M.Southland Conference Men’s Entries (77) Incarnate Word (11) – Andrea Abeyta, Itzel Alcantar, Ivette Alcanter, Dominique Allen, Elizabeth Alvarado, Stephanie Diaz, Alia Henderson, Megan Hernandez, Danielle Martinez, Katherine Ramirez, Emily Wilson Abilene Christian (3) – Briahna Gerlach, Carnley Graham, Hannah Marut New Orleans (1) – Arina Kleshchukova Sam Houston State (7) – Sergio Armendariz, Alex Hernandez, Jordan Leon, Michel Leo, Jeffrey Moore, Cameron Theriot, David Zavala Nicholls (6) – Eleana Callejas, Isabelle Caron, Julia Garcia Verges, Faith Keter, Joyce Kiplagat, Lara Reifers McNeese (6) – Miguel Lopez-Barrera, Aaron Gilliam, Niall Holt, Markus Kopp, Damian O’Boyle, Daniel Saina New Orleans (7) – Kaleb Chanet, Mark Golay, Lucas Marcello, Nicholas Phillips, Alec Snell, Ethan Suire, Chandler Sullivan Abilene Christian (3) – Levi Chambers, Drew Cummings, Travis Nichols Lamar (7) – Matthew Arnold, Jamie Crowe, Nejc Ferle, Kyle Garcia, Jack Gooch, Jordan Rowe, James Stockings Central Arkansas (1) – Gracie Hyde Houston Baptist (2) – Stephen Aguilar, Enoch Ramirez Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7) – Steven Galli, Andrew Gandy, Matthew Lara, Oscar Leyva, Juan Salinas, Marek Spriesterbach, Isaac VargasSouthland Conference Women’s Entries (63) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7) – Alana Blankenship, Valentina Campos, Allyson Girard, Marissa Martinez, Morgan McCutchen, Samantha Miller, Cynthia Quiroga Incarnate Word (11) – Garrett Cortez, Christopher Gonzalez, Deion Hardy, Spencer Herbstritt, Adam Herrera, Baptiste Jard, Tyler Martin, Aldo Nava, Israel Orihuela, Jorge Quintero, Christopher Winski Houston Baptist (2) – Jessica Rabius, Naomi Simei Southeastern Louisiana (5) – Zachary Barthel, Anthony Cordero, Adam Cortez, Grant O’Callaghan, Bryant White Nicholls (6) – Cam Carter, Teril Cooper, Daniel Figueroa, Tyler Granger, Jonathan Hernandez, Dustin Worley Sam Houston State (7) – Hailey Chorn, Sandy Clarkin, Lizzy Duenes, Rebeca Gonzalez, Hanna Sanchez, Hannah Tarrant, Cryslan Tucker Stephen F. Austin (7) – Alexis Antkowiak, Claire Crone, LaSean Davis, Carolyn Evans, Elizabeth Guerra, Kelsey Ramirez, Taryn Surratt Stephen F. Austin (7) – Awet Beraki, Pedro Flores, Titus Kiplagat, Maxwell Murphy, Erick Rotich, Chris Shirk, Grant Tiff
THE STRONACH GROUP LAUNCHES NEW CONSUMER FACING BRAND: 1/STA New Brand Designed to Re-imagine the Experience of Thoroughbred Horse Racing at the Company’s Racetracks and Online Properties HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – JANUARY 24, 2020 – The Stronach Group, a world-class entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing at the core, introduced a new consumer facing brand: 1/ST (pronounced “First”). 1/ST represents the company’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST is the engine that advocates for and drives the 1/ST Horse Care mission while powering the company’s forward-thinking 1/ST Racing, 1/ST Technology, 1/ST Live and 1/ST Properties businesses.This weekend, the company’s much anticipated Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will introduce the 1/ST brand to the world. 1/ST Racing will put horse and rider safety at the forefront showcasing horses running free of medication for the lucrative $1 million dollar Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational and $3 million dollar Pegasus World Cup Invitational stakes races with 1/ST Horse Care donating two-percent of the total $4 million dollar purse to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to support racehorses beyond the track. 1/ST BET www.1st.com/BET @1STBET, a product of 1/ST Technologies, will offer an industry leading mobile venue and online wagering experience for the new fan to the expert horse player. 1/ST Live will blend the world of sports, entertainment and hospitality to deliver a unique and fully engaging entertainment experience featuring A-list performances, sumptuous food and beverage and party unlike any other at 1/ST Properties’ premier South Florida racetrack, Gulfstream Park.“I am both proud and energized to be launching this new brand,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, 1/ST. “1/ST will stand for the transformation of this great legacy sports platform. It will build on our company’s industry leading work and will continue to be a driving force for meaningful change, setting a new standard of safety and care in Thoroughbred racing while delivering an exceptional experience for our fans and guests at our racetracks and online. We have a bold vision to drive growth and a renewed commitment to this incredible sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. And we are realists. There is a lot of work to do and we recognize that 1/ST is earned by each and every one of us, every day.”#1STisEARNED @1STRacing and at www.1st.com.
MAX ALLEGRI is waiting in the wings if Mauricio Pochettino walks away from Tottenham.Fears are growing inside Spurs that Poch is preparing to quit after five years at White Hart Lane.1 Max Allegri is taking a year out but the Spurs job could tempt him backCredit: AFP or licensorsAllegri, who is taking a year out after leaving Juventus last summer, is weighing up his next challenge.The ex-Juve coach won five Serie A titles in Turin but was beaten twice in the Champions League final.He is taking a break from the sport but would put himself in the running for the job if Pochettino quits the new White Hart Lane stadium.Brendan Rodgers also has his admirers if Pochettino ultimately decides he needs a fresh challenge.The highly-regarded Argentinian coach admitted to cracks in the dressing room after they were beaten by League Two Colchester in the Carabao Cup.Pochettino established Tottenham’s stylish football, but the draw at Olympiacos, defeat at Leicester and the shootout loss at lowly Colchester has piled the pressure on.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who gave Poch a new £8.5million-a-year contract at the start of last season, is backing his man.He does not want to lose the Spurs head coach and is willing to help him through the first serious set of patchy results of his career in north London.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itPoch admitted last season he was ready to quit if the club went on to beat Liverpool in the Champions League final.Levy backed his man in the transfer market by signing Tanguy Ndombele for a club record fee and also brought in left back Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for £22m.Despite the financial support, Spurs have struggled to maintain their standards during a frustrating start to the season.Colchester fans storm onto pitch as they beat Spurs 4-3 on penalties in shock win
With Ronaldo finally claiming a winners medal of his own in 2008, he was joined by a worthy adversary making his first appearance.Lionel Messi broke into the best XI after Barcelona reached the semi-finals and he has only missed out on a spot once since.Signing Ronaldo was Real Madrid’s answer to the growing dominance of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona that took six spots of the 2009 team.And while the Portuguese star is on a run of 12 consecutive team of the year appearances, his United exit came after Messi beat him to final glory in Rome.That man Mourinho popped up the following year to temporarily halt the Catalans’ inevitable march.Maicon and Wesley Sneijder were honoured for Inter Milan’s Champions League triumph but there was still space for six Barca stars.1 Messi and Ronaldo lead the way for nominations with 10 and 13, respectivelyCredit: Getty – ContributorGareth Bale was the chief gatecrasher in 2011, joined by an up-and-coming Brazilian defender named Thiago Silva.This year also saw Ronaldo moved into attack, offering fresh hope for right-wingers everywhere that they could make the team again.Intricate, technical football was evidently in its pomp in 2012.With a midfield of Andres Iniesta, Andrea Pirlo, Xavi and Mesut Ozil there was clearly a huge appetite for playmakers.An all-German final in 2013 marked Bundesliga’s revival as a major force in the European game.Franck Ribery and Marco Reus made the midfield of that year’s top team along with three Bayern Munich defenders in a selection that didn’t include Lionel Messi.It wasn’t long before the mercurial Argentine return and he featured in a devastating three-man attack with Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo the year after.Diego Godin and Angel Di Maria, man of the match in the Madrid derby final, also featured in 2014.FRINGE PLAYERSBarcelona and Juventus headed to Berlin for the 2015 final with Paul Pogba and Neymar providing the glamour and flair in the Team of the Year.Many felt that was the start of Neymar’s residency in the absolute elite and yet it remains his only appearance to date.Recent years have seen Real Madrid dominate the competition, as shown by 2016’s best XI.Luka Modic, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo are all given the nod along with Juve pair Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci.No player who had spent the entire year in the Premier League had featured in the UEFA team since 2011 when Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard broke the glass ceiling.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 CelticAnother Real win saw them claim five spots in 2017 alongside the Belgian duo.The most recent Team of the Year once again featured a new face in attack with Messi and Ronaldo.Kylian Mbappe is yet to reach the latter stages of the Champions League but his inclusion signifies a potentially long stay for the Paris Saint-Germain youngster.Kylian Mbappe grabs PSG hat-trick from the bench after high fiving every mascot at half time Arsenal duo Henry and Vieira were in their pomp for the national team having helped Les Bleus to World Cup and Euros glory when named in the 2001 best XI.Bayern Munich won that year’s Champions League with Frenchman Bixente Lizarazu included to add to his swelling trophy cabinet.Most of the players picked over the years come from the same predictable clubs but Damien Duff broke the mould in 2002.The Blackburn winger impressed in Rovers’ early exit from the UEFA Cup and, with both competitions included in the Team of the Year considerations, Duff sat alongside Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo Nazario and Michael Ballack.Old Trafford hosted a dismally unpopular final in 2003 so it is little surprise that the 0-0 draw between Juventus and AC Milan provides the majority of the best XI’s defence.Gianluigi Buffon made the first of five appearances on the honours board with Alessandro Nesta and Paolo Maldini also picked.THE MOU YOU KNOWAfter Paolo Ferreira made the 2003 side with a UEFA Cup winners’ medal, two other Porto stars were recognised as Jose Mourinho led the Portuguese giants to Champions League glory a year later.Maniche and Ricardo Carvalho made the 2004 cut – as well as fellow Iberian debutant Cristiano Ronaldo.Liverpool’s Istanbul miracle in 2005 may have won them the cup but they staggeringly landed fewer spots in the Team of the Year than losing finalists Milan.Steven Gerrard and semi-final hero Luis Garcia were outnumbered thanks to Maldini, Cafu and penalty flop Andriy Shevchenko’s presence.The winning team certainly weren’t overlooked a year later.Barcelona’s victory over Arsenal won plaudits for silky smooth forwards Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o while Henry and Cesc Fabregas made the XI from the Gunners.For the second year in three, a Liverpool-Milan final asserted the dominance of the Premier League and Serie A in 2007.Eight of the top team came from those two divisions, including John Terry and Didier Drogba alongside regular fixtures Ronaldo, Gerrard, Kaka and Clarence Seedorf. AHEAD of UEFA’s vote on the team of the decade, every player to make the cut for this century’s annual honours has been listed – and it is quite the squad.From back in 2001 and the awesome French presence of Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira to 2018 and the dominant days of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, several legends have been honoured.
SPURS return to Premier League action as they make a long trip north to face in-form Burnley.Jose Mourinho’s side have crashed to two-straight defeats in the league, going down 2-1 in the London derby at Chelsea before losing at home to Wolves 3-2 last week.And their FA Cup interest is now over after a penalty shootout defeat at home to Norwich on Wednesday.Burnley vs Tottenham kicks off at 5.30pm.You can catch this game live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD.If you’re a Sky customer, download the Sky Go app to stream wherever you are.While non-subscribers can grab a NOW TV pass from just £9.99 to stream on a number of devices.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:28 pmTHE REACTIONHERE is Phil Thomas’ match report from Turf Moor.And HERE is how Tottenham players rated.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:24 pmGOALS, GOALS, GOALSHere are both of the goals from tonight… A 50th Premier League goal for Dele Alli and Spurs are back level…📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📲 Follow #BURTOT here: https://t.co/2EY8NC6EEQ📲 Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/JBLhIVlDYd— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 7, 2020 “Going back to this ground over 12 months ago, they’re becoming a bit of a shambles defensively.”Tottenham’s defensive woes continue and Wood capitalises!📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #BURTOT here: https://t.co/2EY8NC6EEQ📲 Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/mMbdjMzVCI— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 7, 2020Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:22 pmFT: BURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAMPeep, peep, peeeeeeep.It’s a point apiece. A result that’s probably fair but doesn’t do much to help Tottenham’s Champions League chances.They fought back well in the second half after being bullied in the first.Good performance from Burnley and they could’ve been more than a goal up at half-time.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:18 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM90, Into four added minutes… it’s all Tottenham now.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:15 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM88, Spurs with all the late pressure here – they look the team most likely to snatch a victory now.Pope was a relieved man again as he came for a corner but missed the ball a few moments ago.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:10 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM82, Lo Celso… so close!He was 20 yards from goal and set up to bend it into the far corner but it went just wide.Pope was scrambling there and relieved to see the ball go just wide.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 7:04 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM77, Wood takes down a long ball and tries a shot from 20 yards – but it’s straight down Lloris’ throat.Optimistic.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:59 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM71, What an opening for the substitute Vydra!McNeil slotted him in down the side of Alderweireld but for some reason the substitute tried to cut back inside rather than take on the shot from 12 yards.Good defending from the Belgian denied the opportunity and Spurs escape.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:55 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM67, Lo Celso tries a speculative effort from 35 yards and that’s wild. High, wide and not very handsome.Mourinho is up off the bench to urge on his player – he knows this game is there to be won.Tottenham have been a lot better in the second half.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:43 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM55, Burnley are furious.They think Wood was pushed by Sanchez from a cross into the box but nothing given.Sanchez is a lucky boy there, looking at the replays.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:40 pmBURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM53, The new shape is so much better for Spurs. They look like they’re able to play through midfield now and build attacks.Lo Celco and Dier are sitting with Bergwijn, Lamela and Lucas supporting Alli up top.Of course that leaves Sanchez and Alderweireld with more defending to do now at the back so interesting to see how this shapes up.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:36 pmGOALLLL!!! BURNLEY 1-1 TOTTENHAM (ALLI 49)Alli fires it home. Spurs are level. The perfect start to the second half for them.Mee brought down Lamela right on the edge of the box after a through ball towards the Argentine.Mee was enticed in there and couldn’t reach out and get the ball.Definite penalty, and Alli slotted it home.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:35 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM48, Penalty to Spurs!Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:33 pmTWO CHANGES…As expected, Mourinho isn’t taking this lying down.Lo Celso and Moura come on for Ndombele and Skipp.It’s back to a back four with Dier moving into midfield.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:17 pmHT: BURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAMThat’s half-time. Burnley deservedly lead at the break.Chris Wood’s goal has put them ahead and they really could be more than one up.Tottenham have been awful. Their shape looks all wrong, the players aren’t in their favoured positions.Winks, Lucas, Lo Celso… they’re all on the bench. We might be seeing them after the interval.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:09 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM 40, Westwood with the volley… just wide.Another excellent cross from McNeil from the left which Rodriguez headed down.Wood got to the loose ball first and teed up Westwood, who could’nt find the target from the edge of the area.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:06 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM36, Burnley could be forced into a change here as Bardsley goes down holding his leg.He’s been feeling it for a little while now but he’s up and trying to play on.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:03 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM33, Burnley’s threat has just died down a bit after a brilliant half hour.Tottenham getting a bit more time on the ball now and starting to put some passes together, maybe finding a footing in this game.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 6:00 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM29, Alli for the first time gets a bit of space to run at the Burnley defence but tried a little reverse pass to Lamela that was cut out.The Argentine then had Tottenham’s first shot on target a few moments later, but his 20-yard effort was straight at Pope.A little better from Spurs.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 5:56 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM26, Alli is playing as the furthest man forward for Tottenham with Lamela and Bergwijn very close to him.But there’s just no room for any of them to work with and Vertoghen and Tanganga aren’t providing the support in wide areas.Something has to change. Spurs are getting battered.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 5:52 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM21, Wood and Rodriguez causing all kinds of problems for Tottenham’s three centre-backs.McNeil with a free-kick just now from 30 yards which looked to be curling into the top corner but Lloris got over. Good save.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 5:49 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM19, This system really isn’t working for Tottenham.Vertonghen is a fish out of water at wing back while Burnley are swarming all over Skipp and Ndombele when the ball goes into midfield.Yellow card for Lamela also for a rash tackle just now.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 5:45 pmBURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM15, A few claims of handball in the build-up to the goal from McNeil. Not sure it hit his hand but VAR didn’t even look at it I don’t think.Burnley are well worth their lead regardless.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 5:42 pmGOAL!!!!! BURNLEY 1-0 TOTTENHAM (WOOD 13)Burnley lead! It was coming.Once again a cross from the left from McNeil was half cleared by Dier.The ball bounced around and fell to Wood six yards from goal and he slid it past Lloris.That’s the third or fourth time already Spurs haven’t dealt with a cross from that flank and this time they’ve been punished.Sam Morgan8 Mar 2020, 5:42 pmBURNLEY 0-0 TOTTENHAM 11, Burnley getting joy down their left and swinging in some dangerous balls.Another cross was half-cleared and fell to Cork on the edge of the box, but his shot was low and hard and straight at Lloris.Load more entries…
It was a hat trick to centre Edward Goma in the second half that set up a comprehensive win for the home side.Goma scored early in the second half and again in the 54th minute to put the score out to 26-2 after Jason Missian missed the conversion.Missian himself went in 10 minutes later after quick hands gave him space to dive over on the wing.Konie Bernard added more points through a barnstorming run to get himself over the line.Goma added the icing on the cake right on full time, picking up his third for the night. Forward Pidi Tongap booted the extra two points to cap off an easy win for the Gurias.
“I will be clear: Jesus may leave because he wants to play”. The Portuguese left no doubt with his answer, explaining that things have not gone as he would have liked: “There were times when he played, moments when he played well, and other times when he did not play well. That is his case. Clearly, it has not gone well at all.”. “When things don’t go as you want,” continued the Portuguese coach, “you have to ask yourself how you can make things better. Sometimes you don’t have time because you have to reconcile three parts: the coach, the player and the clubs“. Jesús Vallejo could cease to belong to the discipline of the Wolverhampton Wanderers in the coming days. This newspaper already announced that Real Madrid was concerned about the situation of the central team and that it intended to break its assignment this January before the short game time that the Aragonese defender has arranged. And in this direction has pointed Nuno Espírito Santo himself, coach of the Wolves, in the press conference prior to his third round FA Cup clash against Manchester United. In case you can break your assignment, and as this newspaper pointed out, the former Zaragoza is clear about his preferences: play in Germany or Spain. In the Teuton championship he has a good sign after passing through Eintracht in Frankfurt in the 2016-17 campaign, where he played 25 Bundesliga matches. The ‘eagles’ have been one of the two sets that have been most interested in Vallejo, being the Leganés de Javier Aguirre the most interested national team. The former coach of Valencia was one of those who most strongly opted for the footballer owned by Real Madrid, being one of those who chose the balance for Vallejo, as he himself recognized this same newspaper in October: “Nuno called me and explained the project to me. It was the club that bet the most on me”. And, despite recognizing that the movement has not gone as both parties expected, the Portuguese coach has spared no praise for the hand: “He is a young and talented player that we brought with great expectations, but this has not worked. It is time for him to go out and find a club where he can play and keep progressing because the talent is there.”.
“Today a cycle of a very important person closes since my arrival in Barcelona. I’m here to thank Ernesto Valverde for receiving me so well at the club. It has been fundamental for my adaptation to Spain, “said Arthur, who has lived a sway in recent months due to injuries and irregular performance. In fact, two of them have liked on Instagram the announcement of the agreement for the goodbye of Valverde, published by the club itself. Have been Riqui Puig Y Arthur Melo and although it seems common, they are the only two in the template that have interacted with said ‘post’. Both have also said goodbye to the technician on Twitter. Ernesto Valverde is already history in Barcelona. The coach has said goodbye to his staff and all fans through a letter and Quique Setién has got to work. First of all, the club had to announce on its social networks that an agreement had been reached for the settlement of its former coach, in a story that left no one indifferent and less to the players themselves.
Ángel Rodríguez became the second top scorer in the history of Getafe in the First Division on Sunday. With his goal against Betis he overtook Roberto Soldado and now only has Manu del Moral ahead. Angel wears thirty goals and the jienense scored thirty-seven times with the azulona shirt. The striker still has a year and a half of contract ahead to overcome Manu and make history. Questioned by this, the canary is delighted: “I wish I could overcome Manu del Moral and make history with Getafe. I agreed with him at Eibar and for me it would be an honor”. In addition, the nine azulón reiterated his commitment to the club after having appeared rumors about a possible exit: “That my name comes out in each market means that I am doing things well. I will be grateful for life to the fans of Getafe. I always feel at home when I play here“. In addition to becoming the second top scorer of Getafe, Angel is also from Sunday the top national scorer of LaLiga with the lifter Roger Martí. With nine goals, he only has fewer goals than Messi and Benzemá. This year he has scored in the three competitions in which Getafe has participated.
So, right now the template of Barça is made of: Ter Stegen, Neto, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Wague, Alba, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Junior, Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Vidal, Rakitic, Messi, Griezmann, Dembélé and Suárez. They are 19 players, that will stay in 18 without Wague and are technically 17 due to the absence of Suarez. It is true that Ansu acts as a player of the first team.The shortage of players I could think that Barça, to which they could missing 29 games officers this season (five of Copa del Rey, seven of Champions and 17 days of League), it consider file some more soccer player, not just a striker. It is noted certain imbalance, for example, in the distribution of defending. There is four sides level without counting Wague and yet barely three central by the march of Todibo. Any emergency in the Champions League should be covered by the subsidiary. Araújo. Under these conditions it would be difficult to aspire to be competitive in first-level stadiums, but for now That is Barça’s decision at this time. SOnly one signing. Except capital surprise, the Barça has decided that only will incorporate a player from here to close the market at the end of the week. Will it be a striker, Rodrigo or some alternative, but from there it will not happen. A thoughtful decision, but somewhat surprising. They left Barça in January Todibo and Aleñá, assigned to Schalke Y Betis respectively; and is about to do it Carles Pérez. But, in addition, it is likely that Moussa Wague, player with whom Valverde did not count and which Setién has taken directly from the calls, be yielded (Nice was interested) or enter the Rodrigo operation (Valencia has in that position Wass, whose natural position is the midfielder). Not only that. Barça will not have Luis Suarez available until May. Major words, because it is possible that the Uruguayan can not help more the azulgrana in what It is in season.