Alberto, about his renewal: “Time will tell where I will be”

first_imgCertain uncertainty involves the future of Alberto Jiménez. The central contract ends on June 30 and nothing knows the protagonist himself of what will happen. “Time will tell where I will be”said the one from Fuerteventura in the press room. Yes, He already had a first meeting with Juan Carlos Cordero, the new sports director.“We sat down and explained my situation. I don’t get into those things, that’s for me representative. I have to be focused for Saturday and finish my best “, added the footballer, with a very good present. “I can’t say anything, you have to see everything, put it on a scale and see where it decants. With Cordero I only talked about how I was and little else, for the rest there are the representatives “he insisted. The defense was asked if he felt valued in the entity and by the fans. “People talk and always want the team to be fine. We can all have downturns, even personal ones like me because of what happened with my brother. I will not say anything to people, it is free to comment and I am calm. Within the club I have found myself comfortable many times, others not so much, but like everyone else in our work “he explained.Focusing on sports, Alberto knows that on Saturday comes an Elche who is in a very good moment of form. “We are working well, with strong training and with enthusiasm to make good point of the other day before a team of the high zone and that makes good soccer “, analyzed.In front, there will be a myth like Nino, much loved on the Island too. “Here is a legend and it will be a nice match for him and the fans. He is in a good moment, we must not let him score and keep them for another occasion. I saw it before Lugo and it’s very good. Our defense will have to do everything possible so that it does not have the day, “he said.last_img read more

The summer that Maradona almost ended in Marseille: “Would you come looking for my Ferraris?”

first_imgBefore the second meeting, Maradona hesitated to the press with a possible exit (he made a joke with the sponsor of the club Mars and ‘Marseille’) while Tapie harassed Ferlaino by phone to sell him to Maradona. “It drives me crazy. I called the Italian Federation to call UEFA, and the French Federation to calm Tapie down.” stated publicly the president of Naples. The second meeting was in Milan. Marseille went with everything. Maradona asked them the same salary as in Naples and Hidalgo promised that Tapie would give him double (€ 600,000 a month) and all his whims he asked for: a villa in an exclusive area, a garage for all his cars and even private security. Maradona looked strong and hesitated. “He threw the keys to the car at me and said” Will you come to get my Ferraris? “Tapie and I would have crawled on all fours if he had asked us to,” said Hidalgo in L’Equipe.With Maradona everything was fine but Ferlaino ended the story. “Maradona will stay in Naples as long as I want him to stay in Naples,” he said in this French newspaper, and Maradona never changed the ‘azzurro’ for the white and blue of the French team.Success for bothThe paths of Maradona and OM did not cross but both were successful. Diego won his second Scudetto with Napoli in 89/90 and Marseille became European champion in 93, before being relegated to the Second Division for arranging the pre-final match with Valenciennes so that they would not injure any player before the final. In 91, Maradona left Naples and in 95, Tapie left the OM, just when Diego returned to Boca. Diego Armando Maradona was able to leave Naples before 1991. In the late spring of 1989, Agent Michel Basilevich called the office of the recently deceased Michel Hidalgo, then sports director of Olympique de Marseille, to offer to sign 10. Hidalgo did not believe it, but the intermediary insisted and called Bernard Tapie, then owner of the Marseille, to tell him about it. Maradona, they assure, wanted to meet him.Tapie, a controversial character in France who has been a singer, actor, businessman, owner of Marseille and even a deputy and MEP associated with the left, was not encouraged. Basilevich bit him by calling L’Equipe to tell the whole story that this newspaper collects these days in chronological order.After a cover of this newspaper assuring that Maradona could land in Marseille, everything started. The first fear they had in Marseille, a city with a reputation for being dangerous, was the Neapolitan mafia. The good relationship between Maradona and Carmine Giuliano, a member of the Camorra, was known and that someone wanted to take Diego, who generated uncontrolled love between the Partenopeos, they believed that it could cause a rather difficult situation for them. Thus, confirmed his personal safety by an Italian contact that was never revealed, Hidalgo went to Italy with a premise: offer him whatever it was to Maradona.Negotiate with DiegoHidalgo arrived at Diego’s house ready to meet but on the 10th, according to L’Equipe, he had other chores and had the sports director waiting for hours while taking a photo session with his newborn daughter to sell it for solidarity purposes. “He came with us for about five minutes and left for an hour,” they say. When the session ended, they sat down to negotiate and Maradona was only interested in one thing: living well. “House, sea and pool, eh, Mr. Hidalgo?”, They assure that he answered. Maradona asked for player references and said he did not know any. Nor did he care. Naples loved him but he felt shut up. After the Camorra, the second fear of the people of Marseilles was Ferlaino, president of Nápoles and “owner of Maradona”. Diego assured that he would convince him to leave. last_img read more

IAAF, adidas launch daily best performer promotion

first_img Each day’s winning athletes will then form a final shortlist – the ‘champion of champions’ shortlist – and voting will take place from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4. One athlete will emerge as the overall winner and get the accolade of being the Best Performer of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, presented by adidas. The overall winner will be announced on September 4, and will be presented with a special Golden Shoe Award at the IAAF Gala in November. ‘CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS’ In conjunction with official IAAF partner, adidas, the IAAF, in a release yesterday, has asked athletics fans around the world to choose the best performers of each day of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. After each evening session of the championships, which runs from August 22-30, a panel of experts will put together a shortlist of three athletes deemed to be among the day’s best performers. The IAAF will then announce the names of the three athletes – who need not be winners or even medallists, but, nevertheless, are competitors who grab the imagination of the experts – through the IAAF website and social media, opening it up to the public to vote via www.iaaf.org and decide a winner. The athlete with the most votes will be announced before the following day’s evening session (except for the winner of the final day, which will be announced the following morning, the day after the championships).last_img read more

TKR create history with successful title defence

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets in a historic match, to become the first side to win back-to-back Caribbean Premier League (CPL) titles on Sunday night at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.The day belonged to the Knight Riders on the verge to their third CPL championship, win with victory from the toss. They gave the Warriors first strike and limited them to 147-9 from their 20 overs then charged to 150-2 with 2.3 overs to spare.Of course, the leading run scorer showed up to the party in a big way, smashing and unbeaten 68 which pushed the Trinidadians over the line.The top order didn’t fail last night, stepping up to the plate for the grand finale and putting their best foot forward in the circumstance.Denesh Ramdin (24) and Brendon McCullum (39) set the pace with a watchful opening partnership of 52 before the latter held out to Cameron Delport after hitting five boundaries and two maximums in the 24 deliveries faced.Ramdin was the next to fall when he found himself too far back in the crease and hit his wicket trying to score off Romario Shepherd. TKR were then, 87-2.Munro with his record aggregate of 567, returned to his usual dominant ways but Darren Bravo missed out on the action when he retired hurt for 4. Colin Ingram settled in alongside Munro and watched the fireworks from the other end.It was Munro’s sixth half century of the tournament, crafted off just 39 balls which included six boundaries and three sixes. He was later adjudged the Player-of-the-Tournament.The Warriors captain Chris Green and Shepherd accounted for the two TKR wickets that fell.Earlier in the night, backed by a boisterous crowd since stepping foot on the field, TKR got things rolling from the first ball as Ali Khan clean bowled Cameron Delport, no doubt sending a shock through the Warriors’ batting line up.Khary Pierre was excellent with the ball as he finished with 3 – 29 and was supported by the skipper Dwayne Bravo who bagged 2 – 30, while Khan, Fawad Ahmed and Sunril Narine removed one batsman each.Luke Ronchi tried valiantly to revive Guyana after his opening partner was removed for a golden duck, with a top score of 44 for his side. He slapped six fours and a maximum before he met his demise.Shimron Hetmyer looked good for his 15 but became another wicket for Ahmed as Warriors moved onto 52-2. Ronchi was the next wicket to fall with the score on 79, then Chadwick Walton (1) ended his miserable season at the hands of Pierre, two runs later.Jason Mohammed (24) and Sherfane Rutherdford (12) were not too effective with the bat either as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Green (5) and Sohail Tanvir (3) were removed early as well, but some fight did come from the lower order.Shepherd made 10 while Rayad Emrit was left not out on 14 along with Imran Tahir who had eight.last_img read more

‘He’s a typical Man United player’ – Rene Meulensteen backs Memphis Depay to be Old Trafford star

first_imgMemphis Depay is perfectly suited to Manchester United, according to the club’s former coach Rene Meulensteen.The 21-year-old has agreed to join his former Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in a £25million deal after an impressive season for PSV Eindhoven, and Meulensteen believes his fellow countryman will prove a hit in the Premier League.“It is a very promising signing for Manchester United,” said the Dutch coach, who spent more than a decade on United’s coaching staff under Sir Alex Ferguson.“He is another one that comes off the conveyor belt of Holland that has produced many good players over the years. And I think he is a typical Manchester United player.“The biggest advantage for Memphis coming to Man United is Louis van Gaal being there. He knows him, he had him as a player in the national team, and he knows exactly how he is going to use him.“I can see Man United moving to a 4-3-3 and he is a typical winger who can play on either side.“He has got a great combination of power and strength and pace. He is very, very quick. If you have got pace, especially in a strong league like the Premier League, it is a great asset to have.”last_img read more

Poll – Who should play at Wembley?

first_img Poll – Who should play at Wembley? 1 After both Chelsea and Tottenham were linked with playing games at the national stadium while their new ground are being built, the Drivetime boys want your views…last_img

LOCAL BAND RAW SET TO ROCK O’DONNELL PARK

first_imgLEGENDARY local band Raw are set to play a gig at O’Donnell Park.The group will play at the St Eunan’s GAA clubhouse on Friday, April 10, with a €5 cover charge, followed by a disco.The club is also providing a free shuttle bus to and from the park and Market Square in Letterkenny. Doors open on the night at 8pm. LOCAL BAND RAW SET TO ROCK O’DONNELL PARK was last modified: March 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandgigletterkennyO’Donnell ParkRawlast_img read more

ST EUNAN’S FACE KICKHAMS CREGGAN G.A.C. IN ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:The Under 21 team travel to Kickhams Creggan G.A.C. Antrim this Sunday 15th February for their re-scheduled Ulster Club Championship Semi Final tie with St. Joseph’s of Cavan. Throw in is set for 2pm and all support will be greatly appreciated.There will be a supporters bus travelling to the game and anyone interested in booking a place can do so can book by contacting Anne on 086 8342449. The club are hosting a 70s/80s disco night this coming Saturday in the Clubhouse. Doors open at 9pm and it’s only €5 admission. There is a super DJ lined up to provide the entertainment. It’s an event that will appeal to young and old(er!) so everyone is welcome to come along as it promises to be a great night. There will be a number of promotions on the night. Keep an eye on Social Media for further details. Registration will take place this Saturday, the 14th from 12pm to 3pm in the Clubhouse. Prices are as follows. Single Adult €50, Single Student/Child €30, 1 Adult Family €90, 2 Adult Family €120.Any queries regarding registration, please contact Anne Forde on 086 8342449.The Senior Team opened their Ulster Club League campaign with a 3-10 to 1-12 victory away to Malin last Saturday.Lotto.This weeks winning numbers are 5,11,16,17There were 7 x match 3 winners each getting €15Rosemary Hannigan, MagherennanJohn Cavanagh, Gortlee Greg Harkin, Bohirril ParkJonathan Scanlon, AughnaddyMary Sweeney, GarrycawleyAll above were direct debit John McGinley, DrumahoeSeamus Mc Elwee, FintownAbove sold by Adrian Shields.Anyone who wishes to have anything included in the weekly notes, please email gareth.mcglynn@hotmail.com before 9pm on a Monday evening.ST EUNAN’S FACE KICKHAMS CREGGAN G.A.C. IN ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

Blue Jays giving Pillar the spotlight to himself in return to Toronto

first_imgTORONTO — Tuesday could have been the most important day of the season for the Toronto Blue Jays.Instead of generating excitement and creating a buzz around the franchise by promoting their top prospect, the Blue Jays are reserving the spotlight at the Rogers Centre for Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar.The No. 1 prospect in baseball, third baseman Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., is being billed as a franchise savior. But with Toronto electing to stash Guerrero in Triple-A, Tuesday is all about the …last_img read more

If Giants’ front office is convinced by team’s success, Zaidi can’t trade Bumgarner

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — If the Giants truly believe they can shock the rest of baseball and storm their way into the playoffs, then Madison Bumgarner isn’t going anywhere.There’s no doubting the significance of what Bumgarner means to the franchise, where he stands in the club’s storied history and how much his postseason performances resonate with Giants fans.But for the first two months of the season, there was concern over what type of value a free agent-to-be held on a team that appeared destined …last_img read more