Sharks ready to move on after Origin

first_imgThe Sharks have had five players involved in the 2017 State of Origin Series and although James Maloney missed Saturday night’s loss, the other four players backed up in various emotional states.Valentine Holmes was riding the high of Queensland’s win but rotated with Gerard Beale between wing and fullback, Andrew Fifita’s Origin heartbreak was offset by the birth of his third child and Jack Bird and Wade Graham carried the burden of the Blues’ defeat into the clash with the Titans.But rather than blame any Origin hangover for the loss Flanagan insists it is on the training paddock where Origin has had its greatest impact on the Sharks, demanding his players now put that to the side and finish the regular season strongly.After dropping their Round 16 game to the Sea Eagles the Sharks appeared to have turned a corner with a 44-12 dismantling of the Roosters a week later but Flanagan said that only served to prove how good they can be with the right preparation.”What I was pleased about for the Roosters was I had my top squad to train for a week,” Flanagan said post game.”All sides are doing it and who handles it the best gets through the Origin period but there’s three Origin camps, 10 days of camp, we’re missing five players for 30 days of the past six weeks.”It’s not great for a footy team to train like that and we’re over that now so there’s no more excuses.”We’ve just got to put our head down, work really hard and get some results on the way home.”We can set sail for home now but we’ve got a lot of work to do. Nothing’s a given in this competition.”We’re not in the top four. We’ve done okay but we need to re-focus now, which we will.”Not part of a New South Wales Origin campaign for the first time since 2016, Sharks skipper Paul Gallen was a little more forgiving for how his side had managed the Origin period.Prior to Saturday night Cronulla had won three of their five games since the Origin players went into camp for Game One but Gallen acknowledged the disruption that comes with having such a strong representation across both teams.”To have five in it is huge and to train without your five best players for 30 days out of the past six weeks is very distracting,” said Gallen.”Thankfully it’s over. I think we’ve handled it okay but we’ve got no excuses anymore from next week. We’ve got to start stepping it up.”We’ve probably won more than 50 per cent of our games throughout the last six weeks so I think we’ve handled it okay for our biggest representation probably ever.”Gallen admitted that after such a comprehensive win against the Roosters that he was somewhat mystified as to why they fell so short against the Titans, refusing to blame the atrocious conditions for their display.”The Titans just wanted it a bit more than us tonight,” he said.”We weren’t good. They always seem to lift against us. It’s a pretty disappointing result for us considering how well we played last week and how well we completed.”To complete the way we did tonight and leak that amount of points, it’s not real good.”last_img read more

Sacked $1.3 million teen Moses Suli agrees terms to join Manly Sea Eagles, his third club in a month

first_imgThe terms of the deal, which was sealed late Friday night, weren’t disclosed but Suli is expected to start training with his new Sea Eagles teammates on Monday.Suli was sacked by the Bulldogs on Wednesday after a nightmare stint at Belmore that was marked by laziness and a lack of desire to put in for his massive contract.Suli and his manager were spotted with Manly officials at Narrabeen on Thursday morning to discuss an NRL lifeline.The Sea Eagles still have money to spend in their salary cap but have been unable to make deals due to the salary cap investigation hanging over the club.Suli grabbed the spotlight early last year when he was signed by the Wests Tigers on a deal worth $1.3 million over three years.However injuries curtailed his rookie season for the Tigers and he reported for pre-season in alarming shape, having ballooned to 130 kilos, about 20 kilos above his playing weight.After several warnings, the Tigers released him on January 31 and he was immediately picked up by the Bulldogs for the full term of his deal.However, his first axing didn’t deliver the message that Suli needed to lift his game and he was trouble for Canterbury from the start, turning up late to training and using stress fractures in his ankle as an excuse to get out of sessions early.Such is the regard for his talent that his manager Mario Tartak was always confident that Suli would sooner or later get another shot in the NRL.last_img read more

NSW Blues deny any players involved in new sex tape leak on eve of Game I

first_imgAn explosive report in the Sydney Morning Heraldclaims the sex tape was leaked in an attempt to “sabotage” the Blues, and allegedly involves a NSW player.Speaking as the Blues landed in Brisbane, coach Brad Fittler said: “We’ve been made aware of it and it’s not him.”NSW assistant coach Greg Alexander told The Daily Telegraph: “For starters it’s not even one of our players.”Asked if it was an attempt to undermine the Blues’ preparations, Alexander said: “The timing of it. Please. Of course it is.“The day we arrive in Brisbane this happens. It’s just a stich up.”The NRL has launched an investigation over the tape, in which the identities of the men is unclear.The video, which was reportedly filmed several years ago, shows the alleged player in a sex act being described as a “dirty dawg”.If true, it would be the latest in a number of sex tape scandals which save soured the game.Last summer, footage emerged of Bulldogs forward Dylan Napa having sex with a woman during his time at the Roosters.Another video was released which showed the Queensland enforcer performing a sex act on himself while another man shadow boxed next to him.Owing to the fact the tapes were from several years ago, Napa received a hefty fine from the NRL but was not banned.Then in March this year, Panther Tyrone May was arrested and charged with two counts of filming and disseminating sex tape footage without consent.May was stood down under the game’s no-fault stand down policy.last_img read more

Local boxing club gets new gear

first_imgThis came as a donation from the European Union and the Department of Trade Commerce and Industry under the EU-PNG TRI 2 Project.The project received the set of boxing apparatus from Theodist after purchasing some office equipment.Project manager and director general of Trade Division Max Rai congratulated Sankamap Boxing for producing elite athletes such as Pacific Games gold medalist Henry Umings.He said this is a testament of confidence and potential for further advancement in the sporting arena.Rai also acknowledged the progress that the club has made so far in establishing centres in other provinces including East Sepik and Bougainville.SBC manager Salome Rihatta was thankful for the donation and assured that the equipment will be put to good use as it continues to produce champion boxers.The club has more than 100 members in Port Moresby comprising students, unemployed from urban, rural and settlement areas and those employed who use boxing as a means to keep fit and healthy.SBC was established in 2013 and has also produced champions at the national level with Lennox Kungsi holding the 64kg title at the 2014 PNG Games.last_img read more

Ardan Turan generates an internal war in the Galatasaray

first_imgThe hobby has also been involved in that internal war, which sent a statement in which they say it would support Arda Turan In case you sign up for Galatasaray. In any case, it is said that the club would be careful and that signing an agreement not only would not pay a euro to Barcelona, ​​but also his salary would not be fixed, since the idea would be to pay him according to the parties he disputes. If he returns, he would meet again Radamel Falcao and would share the captain’s bracelet along with Legband. That’s where he rose to fame until nine years ago he decided to sign for the Atlético de Madrid, and that is why they are interested in bringing you. The problem is that not everyone supports the signing. Coach, Fatih terim, wants you in your workforce, as expressed in public: “I think the club should hug him because he belongs to the Galatasaray and deserves a second chance. The Galatasaray never abandons his children.” But the president, Mustafa Cengiz, do not think alike, at least for now: “Nothing has yet come to us. We talked to Fatih Terim on December 31 and he did not even rock the ‘A’ of Arda.” Istanbul Basaksehir broke a few weeks ago its assignment agreement with Barcelona and Arda Turan would have to theoretically return to Barcelona, where they don’t have him. However, it seems that his future is still in Turkey, as Galatasaray may be your new destination.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Ighalo does not travel to Spain for fear that he will not be allowed to return to England

first_imgOdion Ighalo, brand new signing of Manchester United, will remain in British lands while the rest of his teammates prepare the final stretch of the course in Spainas reported Sky sports. This is because not two weeks ago since the Nigerian battering ram stressed the discipline of the Mancunian team from China. Shanghai Shenhua, specific. The health alert that prevails at the moment by the coronavirus has led to a great social alarm with everything related to the Asian giant, so some countries have implemented restrictive policies as far as the movement of people is concerned.This is the reason why Ighalo does not meet his colleagues in Marbella under Solskjaer. The Norwegian coach himself was in charge of explaining it for the cameras of MUTV, claiming the following: “Due to the situation in China, we are not sure that he will be allowed to return to England if he leaves the country again, so he stays here working with a personal trainer and an individual program. “ Solskjaer also assured that his new striker “would have liked to come with his classmates and meet them “, but will not because of risk of possible tightening of border restrictions.In the meantime, United will remain focused on Spanish lands until next Friday. Missing are found in addition to Ighalo, Paul Pogba, with ankle problems, and Marcus Rashford, also injured. The good news for Solskjaer is that recover for these training days in Marbella Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe.last_img read more

The myth of the “Trinche” goes back to the Teatro del Barrio

first_imgThe legend of the TrenchJorge Eines saw it, wrote a monologue that grew to a play, with José Ramón Fernández as co-author. “The Trench It could be better than Maradona but he didn’t want to, ”Garofalo argues. He preferred to stay close to his home, his friends, the neighborhood, because he liked to fish, although there were those who called him differently: little ambition, alcohol problems. “I played to win, not to die,” argues his character in the play. Those who saw him play do not forget that game of preparation for the 1974 World Cup in Germany in which Argentina played a friendly against a team of players from Rosario, the Trench among them, they call it “the greatest”.Between piles of newspapers and books, between quotes from Sastre, Nietzsche or Spinoza and memories of Pelé and Maradona transit the work. Philosophical, lucid, emotional. Every night, when you turn off your spotlights, it is rounded con a cultural debate with actors, directors. The day of the premiere was Ángel Cappa. And it was meridian: “It’s a wonder. And his message, today, more necessary than ever ”. As the figure of the Trinche. “The game is a way of being”. That phrase is heard, the light goes up, two men appear on the scene. Begins The trench, the best footballer in the world, the play around Tomás Felipe Carlovich, that Trench which is legend despite playing almost always in the B, Central Córdoba, reject even the albiceleste. Or so they say, because of Trench it is more oral, the memories of those who saw it. Little more. You barely keep pictures of yourself, videos, just nothing.But Trench, turned into a theater by playwright Jorge Eines, returns to the heart of Lavapies, to the Teatro del Barrio (Zurita, 20), after more than 100 performances throughout the world, played by Claudio Garofalo, accompanied by another actor, Lucas Ranzani, in the role of a journalist who seeks to pay tribute to him and in reality there are many at once. Ten nights, until February 16, 70 ’of a conversation that starts with football to embrace everything. The life, the demons. The origin of everything is curious: a Robinson Report. That one around the figure of the Trinche of the journalist Raúl Román, the director Edgar Delgado and the camera Adolpho Cañadas issued in 2011.last_img read more

Jon Ander Garrido suffers a fibrillar microrrotura

first_imgThe midfielder of Cádiz, graceful, had to be replaced at the last meeting held on Friday at the stadium El Molinón. The player felt muscle discomfort ten minutes after starting the second part. The cadista club does not collect information about the estimated time for recovery, which will depend among other factors of degree of injury. What is confirmed is that the Basque will miss the next meeting on Saturday against the Almeria. Low sensitive to be a fundamental part of the backbone of the team Álvaro Cervera beside Jose Mari, which will also cause termination for serving a federal sanction by being reprimanded with a direct red against the Sporting. 5center_img On Monday, he has undergone different medical tests to know the extent of the injury. The medical part issued by the doctor Salvador Castillo The following information is collected, “Jon Ander Garrido suffers a fibrillar microrotura at the junction of the vastus external with the quadricipital, which leaves him “pending evolution” after having already begun a recovery process to return as soon as possible to work with the rest of the group. “last_img read more

“I only had three days to decide whether to sign for Madrid or Barça”

first_imgBut the transfer to Madrid, at just 18 years old, was not easy for Vini. The 45 million euros it cost were a backpack that took time to take off. “I had to make everyone forget about the price. It was one of the hardest parts, more than just playing regularly.“recalls the attacker. For that, playing continuously, he also had to row upstream. He came to a team in which his coach, Julen Lopetegui, did not consider him an immediate performance asset.” He lacks cooking, “said the Vinicius himself, upon learning about Lopetegui’s plans, who offered to play for Castilla in Second B. With the subsidiary, he scored four goals in 428 minutes, in which he showed glimpses of future crack. He left with his team. But Lopetegui kept him in the train. The firing of the Spaniard and the arrival of Solari opened the sky for him. The Argentine embraced Vini as a solution to a gray season and responded, although with more daring and impudence that I succeed. With Lopetegui he played only 42 minutes in two games (without goals or goals); with Solari, 2,038 in 31 games (seven goals and 13 assists). “Fortunately, I played many games in my first season. Now I have passed 50 games with Real Madrid: few players succeed at such a young age …” Now, after an irregular start with Zidane, he has once again become Madrid’s hope. On March 1, Vinicius faced Barça at the Bernabéu and scored his first goal. Somewhat paved the way for Real Madrid to win (2-0), but the story could have been different. The Brazilian, 16 years old, had a pre-agreement with the Catalan club that was broken when Madrid appeared on the scene. The player remembered those days in the magazine FourFourTwo, in an interview that will be published in the April edition but of which there is already a preview on its website. The signing of Vinicius by the Concha Espina club began to cook in 2017, in the South American U-17. “It was just after coming back from the South American in Chile. There were already rumors in the press, but I never believed them. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona put offers on the table and I only had three days to make my decision. I always wanted to play for the best club, so that’s why I chose Real. “Barça had him tied up. He even used Neymar, who telephoned the young man to persuade him to wear the Barça shirt. But a week after reaching that preliminary agreement, Wagner Ribeiro, a well-known representative at the Bernabéu offices and a partner of TFM, Vinicius’s agency, offered it to Madrid. The pulse ended with the Brazilian from Flamengo dressed in white for 45 million. “My parents visited both clubs and they liked it more. It combined what I wanted, and I felt that their project was better for me. I saw that they gave many minutes to younger players, like me, and they were having an outstanding moment of success in the Champions League at the time. “last_img read more

June 30 and contracts: how does it affect Europe?

first_imgMertens celebrates a goal with Napoli.Ciro de Luca (Reuters) Forwards: Cavani, Mertens, Callejón …Surprising, but true, Edinson Cavani stayed at Paris Saint Germain after being close to calling at Atlético de Madrid. Now, his role has changed and he is already an important footballer again for Tuchel. Be that as it may, he has not renewed his contract and in a matter of months it will expire, unless the sheik makes an extra effort. Naples also do not want to let Mertens escape and he has already proposed to renew for a figure close to four million per season. Again, he will be a player with no shortage of offers …Two Spanish footballers like Alley Y Pedrito they are free to change their air from June. Chelsea could also leave Giroud. Ryan Fraser Y Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth), Artem Dzyuba (Zenith), Mario Gotze (Dortmund), Choupo-Moting (PSG), Andy Carroll (Newcastle) or Borja Walking stick (Aston Villa) would not end the season with their current clubs if it were delayed until the summer months. Midfield: Willian, David Silva, Lallana …Footballers of significant importance at the European level would form a dream core if all decided to go to the same team next summer. Willian of Chelsea is one of them. The atacanta has once spoken of his intention to continue in London, but the renewal agreement is still pending and, of course, he will not be short of suitors. “If I could, I would play here until I was 40 years old. However, football is not always that way“he acknowledged.His future is not yet resolved, unlike that of David Silva, who confirmed last summer that this would be his last season at Manchester City. At 34, he openly expressed that he did not want to continue in England either. He has been related to the Unión Deportiva Las Palmas, but has not made a public statement on the matter. It has also been stipulated with the possibility of leaving for destinations with higher economic income.More names: Charles Aránguiz (Leverkusen), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenith), Janik Haberer (Freiburg), Adil Aouchiche (PSG) … In defense, PSG could let four of its footballers escape. Thiago Silva intends to renew his bond, but the club does not offer him anything because of his age and the important record he carries. Despite his 35 years, the Brazilian continues to perform at a high level and could continue at the highest European level. Meunier, for his part, lives the opposite situation. The club is interested in tying up the winger, but it is he who has doubts about possible offers from other greats in Europe. Kurzawa and Tanguy Kouassi also end their contract next summer.The arrival of José Mourinho could change the intention of Jan Vertonghen. It already happened with Toby Alderweireld, which has been renewed after the Portuguese signed. Both did not seem like they were going to renew with Pochettino, but their situation has taken a turn. Stambouli (Schalke), Palomino (Atalanta), Clyne (Liverpool) or Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United) will leave, except surprise, their current entity on June 30. The coronavirus crisis has opened a new panorama in European football. The suspension of the Eurocopa opens the possibility that the leagues of the continent end, even, after June 30. In Spain, Luis Rubiales and Javier Tebas have already left that possibility in the air. If this is the case, there is a circumstance that was not stated in the script: What happens to those players who end the contract? Can they finish the season with their teams? Will they leave earlier?The president of the RFEF tried to explain it, although everything depends on the evolution of the disease: “It is a question to take into account. It is only fair that the same templates be ended. We are going to try to propose it. Here the regulations collide with the law of several countries, if it can be achieved, hopefully, and if inequality cannot be achieved, it will be the same for all. At any step it is too early to talk about it. The first step is to try to finish before June 30. If not, this will gain notoriety“In Spain, it affects a total of 112 soccer players. In Europe, other big names are part of this select club:Goalkeepers and defenders: Meunier, Thiago Silva, Vertonghen …Few height gatekeepers will be released from June 30. One of them is Schalke’s Nubel, but he is already, officially, a Bayern de Múnic footballer.h. At 23, he is one of the great hopes of German football and, of course, a replacement of guarantees for Neuer. Walter Benítez (Nice), Joe Hart (Burnley) or Stanislav Kritsyuk (Krasnodar) are other names.BERTRAND GUAY & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Meunier and Thiago Silva, in a match with PSG.BERTRAND GUAY (AFP)last_img read more