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SAN MARCOS STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESSHANE FOLEY, PLATINUM WARRIOR, WINNER: “Without a doubt…It was well worth the travel from Ireland for this win.“I let him go, let him dictate it. I knew his speed was his main attribute. Being on the front end turning into the straight was a bit daunting but I just had to play him at his strengths and I knew if we turned it into a sprint, he’d sprint away. I knew we needed to make a stand to make it count.”“He would be willing to go extra furlongs. Last time, I got stuck there down inside then it was just quick and away and he was not the least bit intimidated, but it all worked out well today, thank God, he gusted over.“If I could do as well as Lester Piggott, I’ll be doing okay.”TYLER BAZE, EPICAL, SECOND:  “He’s not a real good horse in the gate.  I didn’t get a chance to get him in the clear, which is what he wants.  He’s got a stride a mile long…He’s really an amazing animal.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, PLATINUM WARRIOR, WINNER: “Since we have been training we were always looking at the longer races, we were kind of waiting. The preps are always a little shorter, so we thought he ran well last time. He got beat by two lengths, kind of got stuck on the inside so the mile and a quarter, we were really looking forward to that today.“It will be kind of up to the owner (Dubai or San Juan Capistrano) Michael Donahue is kind of his representative in Europe, and they have horses all over the world, but hopefully we will be able to run him in some longer races as we go along, he can run a mile and a half no problem.“I wasn’t too worried about Epical late. He’s by Galileo and these horses have a ton of stamina. So if you get them to the stretch and you’re in front, you’ll probably keep going.“The owner is talking about going to Dubai for the festival so he might go over there and then come back.”NOTES: The winning owner is Yuesheng Zhanglast_img read more

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Arsenal club photographer sums up fans view to Mourinho joining Spurs

first_imgARSENAL’s club photographer has brilliantly summed up fan reaction to Jose Mourinho becoming the new Spurs boss.The Special One is still loathed by sections of the Gunners faithful for his fractured relationship with the club’s legendary manager Arsene Wenger.1 Arsenal’s club photographer has taken aim at rivals Spurs after hiring Jose Mourinho as managerThe pair were often at each other’s throats when they competed at the biggest Prem clubs.Former Arsenal boss Wenger famously pushed Mourinho on the Stamford Bridge touchline during his second stint in charge of Chelsea.While the Portuguese famously dubbed his French counterpart a “specialist in failure” and a “voyeur” in the media.Mourinho has now committed the cardinal sin of joining Arsenal’s arch-rivals Spurs, after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year deal to replace Mauricio Pochettino.Gunners chief photographer Stuart MacFarlane summed up the feelings on the red side of North London by tweeting: “And when you thought you couldn’t dislike them anymore.”One fan replied: “They could sign Shawcross in January to complete it”, referencing the Stoke City defender’s leg breaker on Aaron Ramsey.Another said: “Double reason to hate them”, with someone else adding: “John Terry assistant coach. First signing, Troy Deeney. That would do it.”User Agim Ymeri tweeted: “Time for Pochettino to do a Sol?”Others clamoured for Stuart to be given a pay rise and hailed Arsenal as Stuart MacFarlane FC.Tottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking They could sign Shawcross in January to complete it.— Ondřej V (@mharacky) November 20, 2019 Give Stuart a pay rise…— YOUR CONTROVERSIAL FRIEND (@smithuboho) November 20, 2019 ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneIronically, Arsenal fans were only clamouring for Mourinho to replace struggling Unai Emery at the Emirates last month.While it’s Spurs supporters who have been divided by his appoinment – with some welcoming the arrival and others “crying”.But one thing to excite fans is Mourinho’s incredible trophy record, with Tottenham yet to lift a piece of silverware since the 2008 League Cup.John Terry assistant coach. First signing, Troy Deeney. That would do it.— Captain Hindsight (@captainHeinzeit) November 20, 2019 Double reason to hate them— Shonshin Ekome (@EkomeShonshin) November 20, 2019 Time for Pochettino to do a Sol?— Agim Ymeri (@merdode) November 20, 2019 How Jose Mourinho could line up Tottenham with Atal, Dybala and Fernandes joining Kane and Son in formidable sidelast_img read more

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How Man Utd could line up with £200m Kane plus Sancho and Grealish next season

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED could boast a fearsome new attack next season if they can pull off deals for THREE superstars.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to spend big in the summer market as he looks to take the Red Devils to the next level.1And it appears the tactician is ready to buy British in a bid to bring trophies to Old Trafford.Harry Kane is understood to be Man Utd’s top target after admitting he could leave Spurs if they do not match his future ambitions.His comments are thought to have infuriated chairman Daniel Levy.And the Spurs chief is apparently ready to sell as he also needs cash to balance the books amid the coronavirus crisis.It’s reckoned Levy would allow Kane to join United for a world-record £200million.And should a move go through, the Red Devils will immediately thrust Kane up front as the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 system.It means Anthony Martial could lose his place in the starting XI, with Marcus Rashford nailing down his spot as the team’s left winger.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsOn the right side, United could be able to plump for Jadon Sancho.He is ready to call time on his spectacular Borussia Dortmund career and return to England.And Sancho could finally be the man to sort out United’s right side after Daniel James and Jesse Lingard failed to make an impression this term.Meanwhile, United could round off their Best of British with a move for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish.The versatile midfielder has been brilliant for Dean Smith’s side despite their relegation battle.And with Juan Mata’s future in doubt, United could be ready to make Grealish their new midfield magician.Latest Man Utd newsLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingThe England hopeful would most likely play in front of a Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes partnership.At full-back, Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could get the nod.While Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are sure to continue in defence ahead of goalkeeper David De Gea.Juan Mata hails Man Utd transfer target Jadon Sancholast_img read more

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RdT: pichichi with three goals in 13 shots

first_imgEspanyol has already been traced four times this campaignEspanyol, who has only won three matches in LaLiga, has seen how in four games he has put himself ahead on the scoreboard but has ended up losing. A statistic that grew on Saturday in Los Cármenes: Tomás made the 0-1 but in just 10 minutes (with the rest in the middle), the Nasrids traced (2-1). He has played just three league games and has scored three goals, which is worth it to be the Espanyol pichichi of the season. A fact that, first, shows the performance of the attackers until the arrival of Madrid. And, second, it shows again that the impact of RdT is brutal on the team.Of the 47 auctions that Espanyol has made in the three games that the former Benfica has participated, De Tomás reaches almost 30%, which means having a high participation at the end of the plays. With more minutes, Jonathan Calleri adds 26 shots and has only managed to score a bit, while Facundo Ferreyra, who has played more minutes than De Tomás but who has already been several days without entering, was only able to throw seven times at goal and sum somewhat. In fact, De Tomás is already the fourth player who has finished off the squad in the whole campaign, surpassed by Calleri, Sergi Darder (23) and Wu Lei (17). Both the youth and the Chinese add two goals in favor and have been the players with better success before the arrival of RdT.center_img The first comeback against came against Valencia at the RCDE Stadium. Perhaps a party that marked the future of Pablo Machín on the bench. The Blue and Whites took the lead in the first half with a goal from Marc Roca of penalty kicks, but the Chés turned the scoreboard in the second half. The same thing happened the following week in Wanda. Sergi Darder made the 0-1 but before the break they tied the mattresses: the match ended 3-1.The last of the comebacks was painful. It was a final match against Osasuna and Espanyol, dull, went ahead in the first half with a goal from Wu Lei. But in the second half, again, the Navarrese turned the game around and got 1-4.In favor, Espanyol only managed to overcome in Eibar, where he won 1-2.last_img read more

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Skin-tight nerves in Barça’s locker room

first_imgAlthough Barça wants to sell quiet doors out, These are convulsive days in the locker room. The dismissal of Valverde and the club’s blowouts to find a substitute, along with the messes of signings of unknown soccer players and casualties of home players in the winter market, together with the loss of the leadership after the defeat against Valencia in Mestalla, has left a face of uncertainty and confusion within the group.It was very surprising that this Sunday, and for the second consecutive game, the team stopped making the famous pineapple before the games that was spurred by the ‘speaker’ of Camp Nou. In that pineapple, captains Messi and Piqué took the floor to briefly harangue their companions. Asked Quique Setién about this fact in the press room, the Cantabrian technician said he was unaware of the existence of this ritual. But it existed. What Setien should not ignore was the incident that happened last Tuesday during the morning session between two heavyweights of the locker room. And, as AS could know, during a game, almost at the end of the training, the players faced each other after one tried a frivolite that the ‘victim’ did not understand very well. There were reproaches and the matter rose in tone. The companions themselves were the ones who put order and the thing did not go much further between two of the sacred cows of the Barça dressing room.This punctual incident, which in another context would be taken little more than as a light incident, takes some importance because of the erratic situation in which the club seems mired since the beginning of 2020. And reveals deep sea in the dressing room. The dismissal of Valverde has left a somewhat bitter ground. Some players have been singled out for lowering Txingurri’s thumb and that has generated some tensions between them. A captain, Sergi Roberto did call Txingurri to speak with him personally.last_img read more

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Mourinho: “I have gone viral for the wrong reasons”

first_imgJose Mourinho left one of the great moments of the day during Tottenham-Manchester City this weekend. Hugo Lloris had just stopped a penalty against Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling ran hard for the rejection, as did the French goal. The end played the ball and went to the ground, which instantly caused several members of the City to ask for a new penalty. At the same time, on the side of the benches, Jose Mourinho approached the band with his assistant to deny that Lloris had committed a penalty on Sterling. When the VAR did not grant the penalty to the City, Mourinho returned happily to his place until he sat down, looked at the screen they have to watch television images and understood that the skyblue attacker simulated a clash with the spur goal. So, He ran to the fourth referee to vehemently claim the second yellow and the subsequent expulsion of it from joy to absolute anger in a brief moment. Neither the penalty in favor of the City nor the expulsion of Sterling that so much claimed that of Setúbal ended up taking place but this moment has become viral in social networks for the energy and the sudden change of humor of the coach in just a few seconds. In the press conference prior to Wednesday’s clash between Tottenham and Southampton in the FA Cup, Mourinho was asked about what happened and the Spurs coach used his reasons for such a reaction with an element he already tried to take to the bench 15 years ago: the screens.“I think the fact that it is allowed to have the screen in front of us is not good for our emotions because we see what the VAR sees. To decide, the referees cannot see what we can see because they are on the field and, Of course, as I said the other day, everything happens at 200 km / h and it’s very difficult for them. Sometimes, the referees don’t see things the same way we do. having the screen in front of us and that this is allowed now, because in 2004/05 I tried to take it to the bench and it was forbidden, I think it is not good for emotions. My reaction was based on the fact that I could see everything on the screen. I saw what happened with Dele Alli, the penalty, the possible penalty (from Lloris to Sterling). I saw everything and that generates emotions. But, okay, I’ve gone viral for the wrong reasons but that’s the way it is, “explained the Portuguese. This Wednesday (20:45 h), they will have to face the saints in the FA Cup, the only domestic Cup competition in which they are still alive. The 2-0 victory against the City in the Premier puts them in European positions and leaves them just four points from the Champions area, which marks Chelsea with 41 points.last_img read more

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End of quarantine in Madrid

first_imgThus, the players of the football team will continue with the plan that Zidane and his coaching staff designed for them. They were instructed to be detained at home, to be in permanent contact with the medical services if they perceived the onset of any symptoms of the virus, they were given nutritional advice and they were ordered to do physical work so as not to neglect the form during this break. still no end date. Almost all the players have gyms in their homes and, as happens in preseason, Gregory Dupont, physical trainer, has designed a specific plan for each of them. Also, Zidane is aware of his players and has already telephoned some of them several times, as is the case with Hazard, He continues to recover from his ankle operation. Quarantine ended in Madrid but, like the rest of the country, confinement continues and, therefore, work at home. The quarantine of the Real Madrid players has ended. He did this Thursday after the fifteen-day period had elapsed since the club announced on March 12 that Trey Thompkins, a member of the basketball team, had tested positive for the coronavirus. Real Madrid sources assure this newspaper that no other player in the entity has tested positive for the COVD-19. Around 750 workers from the Madrid entity, including athletes and members of the different departments, have been forced to comply with this quarantine status.This point and end to the period of isolation It does not imply changes in the protocol that is being followed in the club. Players will not return to training and, like the rest of the Spanish, they will continue confinement due to the state of alarm as long as the Government does not say otherwise. Thus, all the members of the entity of Concha Espina will remain in the capital of Spain, with the exception of Luka Jovic, who went to Serbia last week with the approval of Madrid after failing the coronavirus test, something that generated a wave of criticism in his country.last_img read more

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21st Century Cracks: Moreno, Cristiano’s ‘protégé’

first_imgPablo Moreno (Granada, 2002) is yet another of the many cases of talent drain that Barcelona has suffered in its quarry in recent years. After leaving La Masia at just 16 years old, he has become one of Juventus’ great promises. There, in addition, it has become in Cristiano’s ‘protégé’, who cares for him, advises him and tries to make the young Spaniard follow in his footsteps. The first time Moreno trained with the first team, the Portuguese knew his name and offered his help at all times. An unimaginable motivation for someone who dreams of following in Cristiano’s footsteps… He is a powerful, strong striker who can adapt to many positions: he prefers to play ‘nine’, but he also performs on either side or behind the lead . Pablo Moreno’s life has been linked to goal since he was very young. It’s in his blood. He soon stood out in the City of Granada: In his time as Benjamin, he scored more than 100 goals per season. Despite being just a child, such a talent does not go unnoticed by the network of scouts that major clubs have throughout the peninsula. There the battle began: Madrid and Barcelona loved him. He visited the Masia and also Valdebebas, although he finally opted for Barcelona. Before packing, Barça gave him a year on loan in the City of Granada.His arrival at the Masia did not disappoint and, before heading to Italy, he left some very difficult records to match. He scored over 200 goals in just four years: 72 in his first year as a Blaugrana, in Alevín A, 107 in his two years as a Child and 34 more in his last season as a Barcelona player, now a Cadet.At Juve he has already been called up with the first team on some occasion and this season he has shone in the Youth League (four goals in three games). He is also settled with the Primavera team, despite being only 17 years old (a goal in the 14 games he has played). In Turin they take care of every step he takes because they are aware that Cristiano is already 35 and his successor may be at home …last_img read more

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The U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama is suspended

first_imgLocalThe Local Organizing Committee supports FIFA’s recommendation to postpone the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica- Panama 2020.https: //t.co/nU7bcpkvDt– FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) April 3, 2020The decision was made by the Local Organizing Committees of Costa Rica and Panama after learning about and following FIFA’s recommendations in the context of the pandemic.“Putting the well-being and health of everyone involved in this event above all else, We consider it to be a responsible and realistic recommendation in the face of the world health emergency situation., whose control is uncertain, “says a statement from the Costa Rican Football Federation.For his part, the Costa Rican Minister of Sport, Hernán Solano, stated that Costa Rica is ready to resume the organization of the World Cup when conditions allow. “Costa Rica remains in a position to resume the organization and continue to comply with FIFA’s requirements,” he said.The first lady of Costa Rica, Claudia Doubleswho is part of the Local Organizing Committee of Costa Rica, He stated that it is expected “to resume this great event in a timely manner.”“We will work hard from the Administration and other government entities to make this international tournament a reality in Costa Rica and Panama and offer not only a soccer party, but also an event of many values ​​and that unites us as a region,” he said.FIFA announced last December that Costa Rica and Panama would jointly organize the U-20 World Cup, which will be the first in the female branch to be played in joint venues and the second overall after the absolute male in Korea and Japan 2002.In addition, it will be the second World Cup to host Central America, after Costa Rica was the headquarters of the female U-17 team in 2014.The World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama was scheduled for August next with the participation of 16 teams divided into four groups.The possibility of Costa Rica and Panama organizing this World Cup was revealed by the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino last November during a visit to San José. Costa Rica announced this Saturday that, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U-20 Women’s Soccer World Cup has been suspended of the one that was going to be headquarters together with Panama next August, and expressed his commitment to retake the organization when possible.last_img read more

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The head of scouts of Arsenal advised against the signings of Lucas Pérez and Mustafi

first_imgThe British newspaper explains that he advised against hiring Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Pérez. Apparently, the defender was not on his list while the attacker was considered a “medium” footballer by the scout himself. For the German central they paid the Valencia 41 million euros, while for the Spanish striker who now plays in the Alavesthey paid the Deportivo de la Coruña 20 million euros. Considering what he played on the Emirates Stadium and they sold it for 4.4 million to West ham After a previous transfer, it cannot be said that it was a great deal that was made at the time. Premier League* Data updated as of April 11, 2020 Francis Cagigao has been the recruitment chief of Arsenal for 23 years. He is responsible for large signings such as Cesc Fàbregas, Gabriel Martinelli, Héctor Bellerín or Robin van Persie. Nevertheless, Mirror He publishes that two signings of the English club in recent years that have not been too successful were not recommended by him.center_img Mustafi has been heavily criticized in recent years and did not have Unai Emery, but with Mikel Arteta He was returning to have a leading role before the break, so his future is still uncertain and the defender is not given up.Not long ago, he praised the Spanish coach: “Although I have played for many years, I am learning a lot from Mikel. He talks about things he has never heard before. Simple things, but things you have to remember. Mikel is putting the basics back into the team. We still have a lot of work to do on This is because we are still making life too difficult. I think it has had a very good impact on the team. “In any case and in view of how things have turned out for all these signings recommended by Cagigao, it seems that Arsenal needs to follow its advice more often if it wants to be one of the best clubs in England again.last_img read more

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