26 May

Henry at a loss over Titans’ slow starts

first_imgFor the fourth week in succession the Titans gave up a double-digit lead to their opponents with Johnathan Thurston scoring a try and kicking three goals to get the North Queensland Cowboys out to a 10-0 lead after 19 minutes on Saturday night.It is an exact repeat to their start to the 2016 season where they also gave up double-digit leads in their first four games yet while last year they clawed their way back to win two games in the opening month in 2017, they have just the one win and sit in 12th place on the Telstra Premiership ladder.That they were able to fight back and actually lead 12-10 after 32 minutes against the Cowboys is a testament to their ability to get back into a contest but no team in the NRL can expect to start at least 10 points behind each week and win more than half their games.”Obviously we need to look at our starts again and try and get an even share of possession at least, or even get it going our way and we haven’t been able to do that so far this year,” Henry said.”I don’t know if you’ve got the answer to it. I don’t think there’s any magic formula.”We talked about starting better but if you gift a bit of field position at times…”I thought the halves were fast and direct and we played some entertaining football but also some good football. We really tested their defence but we needed a bit more possession and we needed to stop them when they got up there a couple of times.”We’ve used a lot of energy and Ryan [James] and Jarrod Wallace are playing big minutes up front and doing a lot of work.”We feel if we can get that possession our way that our attack’s good enough to worry other teams.”The opening 20-minute onslaught where the Cowboys enjoyed an 80 per cent share of possession and failed to make a single error came back to haunt the Titans late in the first half when they conceded two tries in the space of five minutes to trail 20-12 at the break.A try to winger Tyronne Roberts-Davis 15 minutes into the second half narrowed the margin to four points but two tries to towering Cowboys back-rower Coen Hess again shot North Queensland out to a 16-point lead.While the 17,000 fans in attendance and those watching at home marvelled at the 20-year-old’s brute force to push past four Titans defenders to score both of his tries Henry was ruing a goal-line defence that couldn’t stop him from scoring.”When you make contact with a player carrying the ball six or seven metres off the try-line and you can’t stop that ball being put down and there’s a number of players around, we’ve got to be better than that,” Henry said.”There’s no excuses for not stopping that ball getting over the line just by being underneath it.”If we did that a couple of times on Coen Hess then the score might have been a bit different.”Henry made some late adjustments to his starting side prior to kick-off with Tyrone Roberts moving out of hooker to start at fullback in place of Tyler Cornish and Ryan Simpkins being promoted off the bench to start at hooker.With first-choice hooker Nathan Peats not expected back for at least another fortnight and Karl Lawton playing 30 minutes just two weeks after suffering a dislocated shoulder, Henry indicated that it is that formation that is likely to line up against the Warriors next Sunday in Auckland.”[Roberts] does get a bit of room out there to move and he carries the ball well so he can chime in. He’s got a good pass so I think that’s a good spot for him,” Henry said of Roberts’ shift to fullback.”He’s had to be a bit of a utility for us but he’s good back there.”The major injury scare for the Titans was a shoulder injury to lock forward Agnatius Paasi who left the field after 24 minutes and took no further part in the game.last_img read more

26 May

OFC and AFC sign important partnership

first_imgThe two-year agreement between the two confederations was signed in Mexico City by AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and OFC president David Chung in the presence of AFC general Secretary Dato’ Windsor John and his OFC counterpart Tai Nicholas.Chung says the partnership, which pledges cooperation on football development, education and competitions, allows the two confederations to exchange information, experience, knowledge and best-practice across these matters.“This is an excellent opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience across the 47 AFC member associations, while we can share the expertise we possess in Oceania,” Chung says.“This is the beginning of a symbiotic relationship which will benefit all of our member associations. I would like to thank my counterpart and the AFC executive committee for your commitment to the betterment of football.“We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with one of our closest neighboring confederations and we are looking forward to the advantages the strengthening of our relationship will bring,” he says.“The exchange of knowledge, experience and resources coupled with the benefits of competitions and tours will be far-reaching across Asia and the Pacific.”A key objective is to raise the standard of football in both confederations and Chung says development will be at the forefront of achieving this.Salman said: “At AFC we have always believed that all confederations must work together – both big and small – to reunite the game under the FIFA flag.“Only then can we restore confidence and trust of the people in football – and particularly those who run football.”Chung was in full agreement.“Our vision is to work together with AFC to create solid development plans and strategies which will create the foundation for both OFC and AFC to continue on our respective upwards trajectories in the global arena.”last_img read more

14 May

Real Madrid-Real Sociedad The disorder could to the epic

first_imgFrom the goal the Cup returned, with a more active Madrid, on the back of Vinicius, an essential figure. There is no deeper player in the squad. He repeated again and again without anyone accompanying his arrivals. Valverde, Ramos and Marcelo were also close to the goal. In return, Zidane’s team seemed as long as the worst day, with the trio upstairs lazy in the fold. That opened a highway to the Real in the backlash.Ramos took all the offensive licenses and Marcelo delivered too far back. He has lost the angel. Casemiro’s absence enlarged one and the other. And then Isak appeared, who studies for Ibrahimovic and progresses properly. In eleven minutes he scored three goals, the first invalidated by the VAR and the other two valid. Big striker, volley goals (after great play by Barrenetxea, far superior to Januzaj) and right-handed to the squad.A 0-3 like that kills anyone, but nobody like Madrid has come out alive from lunges like that. A quick goal from Marcelo, in clear error of Remiro, surpassed by his stick, put him back in the game. To the team and the public, for whom the epic is adrenaline. It lasted ten minutes. What it took to leave at the fingertips of the squad a shot of Vinicius, the most involved in the cause, and in shooting Merino to Areola in sending of Isak, the almighty of the party.The case was seen, but there is no competition with more progress than the Cup or player with more faith than Vinicius. They annulled a goal and gave another to Rodrygo, in a Bernabéu that flew from resignation to illusion. In the discount, Nacho minimized the white handicap. Of that Real daring of the beginning there was hardly anything left. Imanol had been collecting candles with the changes and managing time. The one that has run out of Madrid in this Cup. Zidane had rebuilt Madrid from back to front, shrinking the team, making him defensively responsible, inventing Valverde, raising Casemiro to the generalate. And suddenly, in the Cup, his damn competition, the worst of the past appeared to him: a gurpolargo, untied back, without order or concert, with Marcelo and Ramos in their worst versions. That, before a team from head to toe like the Real, did not slip, despite the heroic final onslaught. From the Bernabéu came out reinforced Odegaard and decorated Isak. Vinicius, again in highs, was no consolation.Zidane has mutated the traditional alignment of convenience in alignment of coexistence, which leaves the present outdoors to make the future better. It is in danger. He has used the Cup to keep Marcelo and James alive, players of great past and little future, so he can arrive; so that Areola remains in a state of alertness, although what he alerted this time was his presence; for Modric, Casemiro and someone else to cure fatigue and stress, common occupational diseases football; and for some to complete the master. Vinicius and Brahim, fundamentally. The Malaga is a player of craftsmanship and also of immediate uncertain future because it lacks continuity. Bale, suspected of severe escaping in the eyes of the public, now looks out of that coffee for everyone. It will be difficult to mend that emotional gap.So that hybrid team, mixed holders and substitutes, with more silk than corduroy, crashed into a very recognizable Real that only kept Portu, the top player of his squad in the sum of goals and assists. But the Imanol team is excellent in both areas and its average age provides a very long journey.In the white memory was that first swampy part against Atlético with five midfielders. So Zidane widened the field with Vinicius, his foreign affairs ministry, and placed Brahim as the third medium, behind James. It was an acceptance of the asymmetry with two half-pointers with more style than work and greater exposure to danger before a team of ammunition left over. That did not work out. Brahim played little as a team. James is on the verge of total disconnection, although he left a great shot that Remiro guessed.At the start, in any case, he lacked the cupper outburst. Madrid arrived with objections, without going straight to the point, and Real followed it, with soccer content and waiting for the error of others. He found it soon, halfway through the first part. Areola was wrong twice, first by rejecting badly a distant shot from Isak and then swallowing the satin and centered shot of Odegaard, who was on the rebound. The ball entered passed between his legs, a gesture that always snubes a goalie. The Norwegian complied with the code of good conduct of the loan and did not celebrate it. Feel close your return.last_img read more

14 May

Schwartzman and Pella advance to semifinals in Buenos Aires

first_imgUruguayan tennis participant Pablo Cuevas beat the Spaniard Albert Ramos and certified to the quarterfinals of the Argentine Open, in addition to the locals Juan Ignacio Londero, Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella.Cuevas received 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4 and in the following occasion will play in opposition to Schwartzman, that at daybreak on Friday he received his compatriot Federico Delbonis 6-3, 4-6 and 6-2.Pella beat Argentine Argentine Facundo Bagnis by 7 (7) – (2) 6, 6 (2) -7 (7) and 6-4. In quarters he’ll face Londero, who eradicated the Serbian Laslo Djere by beating him by 6 (3) -7 (7), 6-2 and 6-1.The opposite matches of the quarterfinals will probably be performed by the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in opposition to the Portuguese Pedro Sousa and the Serbian Dusan Lajovic in opposition to the Norwegian Casper Ruud.The Argentine Open, which is performed on clay on the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership, will finish this Sunday.last_img read more

14 May

Diego Costa is called to meet Liverpool

first_imgThe striker played his last ten minutes on November 10 in a match against Espanyol. A cervical disc herniation made him go through the operating room and since then he has been convalescent with the aim of being able to help the team in this knockout round of the Champions League against Liverpool. The team missed him, so much that the club tried to sign a substitute in the January market. Cavani was the goal, but the ten million offer made by the rojiblancos could not move the Uruguayan from there. Now the Champions returns and Costa returns to the call. History repeats itself. Last season the striker was also intervened, this time on a toe, and arrived in February. The difference is that this time he could play half an hour in the League match against Lightning, before being in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Juventus.Simeone then played the mistake and included the starting battering team against the Turinese, although he acknowledged that he was not ready to play the 90 minutes. Costa played one of his best games in Atlético and was substituted, but saw a yellow that prevented him from playing the lap. The list of summoned to be measured with Liverpool tomorrow is formed by: Oblak, Adam, Arias, Lodi, Giménez, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Thomas, Koke, Saúl, Lemar, Vitolo, Llorente, Carrasco, Morata, Correa and Costa. João Félix, Herrera and Trippier are left out. Diego Costa returns to Atlético’s call, just when he is most needed. The presence of the forward has been confirmed by Simeone at a press conference. “It has been improving. It is growing, training enthusiastically, it is among the 19 concentrated players and has the opportunity tomorrow to play the game,” explained the Argentine coach.last_img read more

14 May

The grandson of the year? He creates his grandfather instructions to watch football and becomes famous

first_imgTo solve this situation, his grandson devised an original solution. The young man drew a picture of his grandfather with the necessary instructions to follow in order to watch football. In the drawing you can see a remote control, next to arrows and a series of numbers that indicate the order you have to follow to get to see football.Here is the protagonist of this story. ?? pic.twitter.com/6LDWYZkbGm– Juanjito JR (@juanjopm_) February 16, 2020The Twitter user himself uploaded the image of his drawing to his personal account and the image soon went viral. Many users thanked him for the nice gesture he had with his grandfather while others shared other techniques they have created to make life easier for their loved ones.for my mother! pic.twitter.com/vxPs4e5z1p– Monk Hillvalley (@ monko1973) February 16, 2020My grandmother has 2! His life was complicated. pic.twitter.com/KnV3uRPhGh– Agu Sampietro (@AguSampietro) February 17, 2020 If we look at the past for a moment, we can realize how our way of life has evolved. The development of new technologies has meant that in a single couple of years our way of studying, working, communicating and all the things we do in our daily lives will change completely.While young people are more easily assuming new technologies and new electronic devices, older people are not so accustomed and sometimes it can be difficult for them to learn how to put them to work.An example of this is what happened to the grandfather of Twitter user Juanjo. The grandfather wanted to watch football on television but did not know how, since he had to follow a pattern of buttons on his remote control. This grandfather did not know how to use the remote control to watch footballUsers thanked him for the nice gesture with his grandfathercenter_img Image: iStocklast_img read more

14 May

A Getafe for history

first_imgThe game caught temperature every minute that passed and, little by little, Ajax was cornering Getafe. His thrust was not sometimes reflected. Actually, since 1-1, Ajax did not test Soria again. Getafe shook those minutes of fear and threw palante. In the same minute (36 ’) but in two different plays, Getafe could score 1-2 but found the wood. First in a header from Mata who hit the crossbar and then in a shot from Deyversosn who repelled the post right of the goal of Onana. Ajax, scared like a child. The Getafe grown in enemy camp, because at rest he had finished more times than the locals, seven times by five.He continued to risk Ten Hag putting more pepper on the grass with the entrance of Promes after the break Huntelaar later. Precisely, the exsevillista was about to score in a header in the 58 ’. Notice. There was half an hour left and the Getafe endured, but a few minutes later the nerves would return when marking Eiting for lack with the collaboration of Olivera. 25 minutes ahead with the goal of not fitting two goals, as 3-3 gave the eliminator to the Blues for the double value of the goals in the opposite field.Onana, goalkeeper who left Barça in youth, is not the most orthodox, but one of the most fortunate, a condition that is always positive for a goal. In 72 ’when Maksimovic’s shot was over, the post spat the ball walking from side to side. Third blue finish that repelled the wood.Ajax ruled on the scoreboard, but it was Getafe ruled on the grass. From 2-1, the Dutch did not knock on the door again. Yes it was Mata who, without a goalkeeper, failed to overtake Blind. It would have been the lace. Getafe lived the best night of his life. Pure rock and roll in Amsterdam with a goal at the start of the game and happiness at the end, because he eliminated Ajax, a four-time European Cup champion. The outcome had a dose of anguish at the end, because 2-1 compromised the azulones, but the soldiers of Bordalás knew how to defend the 2-0 of the Coliseum. A club and a humble team, Getafe, leaving out of Europe an almighty, four-time European Cup champion which represents one of the best soccer schools in history. Bordalás repeated the team that won in the Coliseum. Why play what worked well. Ten Hag arranged a bold alignment that clearly indicated his offensive intentions. Discharge due to Ziyech’s injury, your most unbalanced and talented player, He fixed it by locating Danilo, a 20-year-old Brazilian forward who plays in the subsidiary and had debuted in the first team last Sunday jumping into the field in the 72nd minute. Before his people, Ajax had to give up his bad game in the Coliseum, where in addition to losing 2-0 he did not throw once at the door. Ajax was in a hurry and chose the shortest path to reach the goal of Soria. A long ball from Onana was followed by another by Blind. Ajax playing patadón? Yes, Ajax playing patadón. Or long balls, if you want to be finer. It was clear to Ajax that the ball should not circulate through the center of the field, where Arambarri and Maksimovic steal everything that rolls.In minute 5, a throw-in by Cucurella towards Deyverson and extended by the Brazilian ended up in Mata’s goal. The Madrid striker was ahead of Lisandro Martínez, shorter and less stout and who defended the play badly. Mata ate the toast and ended up marking cross-shot. ChangesQuincy Promes (45 ‘, Danilo), Jorge Molina (69 ‘, Deyverson), Huntelaar (74 ‘, Ryan Gravenberch), Timor (90 ‘, Mata), Kenedy (93 ‘, Marc Cucurella) CardsReferee: Anastasios SidiropoulosVAR Referee: Felix ZwayerDavid Soria (10 ‘, Yellow) Danilo (10 ‘, Yellow) Mauro Arambarri (27 ‘, Yellow) Nyom (40 ‘, Yellow) Bush (46 ‘, Yellow) Daley blind (65 ‘, Yellow) Lisandro Martínez (75 ‘, Yellow) Eiting (92 ‘, Yellow) Huntelaar (97 ‘, Yellow The Getafe, who had won 2-0 at the Coliseum, was ahead of the Johan Cruyff Arena. At that time, Ajax needed to score four goals to eliminate Getafe. The bad news for the team pay off is that nobody has scored four goals to Getafe from Bordalás. Nevertheless, put faith in the effort and tied five minutes later, marking Danilo after play by Van de Beek. With only 18 minutes of experience in the League and at its premiere in the Europa League, Danilo scored his first goal with Ajax. Goals0-1, 4 ‘: Bush, 1-1, 9 ‘: Danilo, 2-1, 62 ‘: Eitinglast_img read more

14 May

Halep on the quarantine in Romania: “We have the military on the street”

first_imgHalep seems to be at the optimistic aspect of confinement, as the circuit break has caught him in full restoration from a foot harm, though he maintains contact together with his bodily coach and coaches. “I have been lucky in half as a result of the coronavirus scenario began simply as I used to be fighting a foot harm. So this additional time provides me an opportunity to heal my foot appropriately and having time to work on my restoration with out worrying about lacking a number of tournaments. I’m nonetheless in contact with my bodily coach and my trainers Darren Cahill and Arti Apostu-Efremov. I nonetheless haven’t been capable of hit balls however I hope to do it quickly when the scenario improves and restrictions are lifted. “The Romanian tennis participant additionally expressed her expectations about the return of the competitors and ensures that having the ability to play once more in September can be an entire success. “I feel if we return to enjoying tennis in September we are going to have already received, as a result of it will imply that we have completed with the menace of the virus. At this level we will dream of enjoying a Grand Slam however I help that it’s celebrated and naturally I’ll attempt to play if doable. It’s bizarre not understanding after we’ll have the ability to play tournaments once more. On what floor will we do it? In what nation? We don’t have solutions but, so it’s onerous to plan. “ Simona Halep spends her days of confinement in her native Romania as tennis tournaments await her resumption after the disaster of the coronavirus pandemic, which has compelled to cancel the exercise in the circuit till July 13.In an interview with CNN, the Romanian tennis participant analyzed what the scenario is like in Romania, the place the coronavirus has already left greater than 10,000 confirmed instances and 545 deaths. “I have not been exterior since the starting of the quarantine. I’m an individual who takes issues very critically and is nervous about this example. Confinement is being very strict in Romania. We have the military on the road and we’re not allowed to go exterior. “ Halep, who has contributed to the buy of respirators to assist the nation’s hospitals, prefers to not see the information about what is going on. “The scenario in Romania is terrifying. I attempt to not see or learn a lot of the information as a result of I discover it very worrying. I favor to focus on serving to as a lot as I can and placing my greatest on staying at dwelling. and, after all, staying robust and optimistic. It is rather unusual to not have tennis in my life for such an extended interval. The longest of my profession. “last_img read more

14 May

De las Cuevas confirms his good moment with another double

first_imgFrom the Caves: Last day he was already on the verge of being the MVP, but this time he did. A new double for him and assistance, being key in the 4-1 of his team. Sporting’s last two victories have a clear protagonist: De las Cuevas. 18 points has been achieved, same as last day. Jury: Atlético de Madrid could not pass the draw against Racing, who played almost the entire second half with one less. However, Jurado did measure up and played a great game, scoring the third goal of the season for him. A great performance that allows you to achieve 14 points. Robert Pires: The Frenchman was of little importance for Villarreal this day. He made the only goal of his team, but he missed the collaboration of his teammates. Despite the defeat, he has managed 14 points this day.They can do moreGiuseppe Rossi: The Italian is the undisputed starter in front of the yellow submarine, but he is not meeting expectations at the moment. Only two goals in nine games, and there are already two consecutive days making -2. More is expected from someone with a value close to € 8,500,000. Piatti: One of the most unbalanced footballers in Almería. Playing at home it was expected that the Argentine would make the difference against a direct rival like Tenerife but, far from that, Piatti was not at all successful and, in addition, he was sent off, for which he obtained a -5. Its price is around € 5,000,000, and keep going down.center_img Last day Messi snatched the title of MVP of the day, but this time From the Caves He has made up for himself by becoming the best player on Matchday 9 thanks to two goals and an assist that allowed him to turn around a game in which Sporting de Gijón won 4-1 against Mallorca. Luis Morán and Diego Castro They were other notable names in the overwhelming local victory.Distribution of points between Real Valladolid and Athletic Club. The 2-2 was a fair result in a clash in which the most outstanding of each team were Diego Costa and Muniain, both authors of a goal. The one that did manage to win, by a tight 1-0, was Malaga to Getafe. The local defensive solidity, represented in men like Jesús Gámez or Weligton, It was key for the three points to stay at home.But if we talk about defensive solidity we cannot forget Richard. The Osasuna goalkeeper prevented Real Madrid from taking the Reyno de Navarra victory with his great interventions to keep the score 0-0. Atlético de Madrid could not pass the tie either. The huge party of Jury, with goal included, was insufficient against Racing that held the 1-1 despite playing with one man less almost the entire second half.Another of the goals of the day was the 4-1 that Sevilla endorsed Real Zaragoza in a clash in which the first goal was made by the Sevilla player Konko. Xerez achieved their first victory of the season 2-1 at the expense of a Villarreal who went ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Robert Pires, our last member of the Ideal XI of day 9.MVPs Dudu Aouate: One of the best goalkeepers in the championship so far. The Israeli is a guarantee under the sticks, but this time he did not have his best day. He did not make any outstanding intervention and conceded four goals, so his score was -2. Its value is higher than € 4,000,000, and should have better scores in the future.last_img read more