Brett Kimmorley joins Parramatta Eels

May 26, 2020

first_imgKimmorley, who has coached with Canterbury, Canberra, Wests Tigers and took the head coach gig at Western Suburbs in the Illawarra Coal League last year, will work with Corey Norman and Clint Gutherson for their 2017 campaign.Fairfax Media reports Kimmorley has been brought in to assist the incumbent playmakers while Troy Dargan and Michael Doolan may also get a shot in first grade.Kimmorley won a premiership with the Melbourne Storm and represented Australia and New South Wales in his playing career.last_img

Fiji changes things up to meet Italian rugby challenge

May 26, 2020

first_imgPhoto: Photosport Nemani Nagusa is expected to bring some sevens flair to the Fijian pack In a new look front row Peni Ravai moves from tighthead to loosehead and Tuapati Talemaitoga starts at hooker instead of Sunia Koto, while Kalivati Tawake gets the nod at tight head with Campese Ma’afu being dropped.Lock Tevita Cavubati moves to the bench, with Apisai Ratuniyarawa now starting, while former Fiji 7s player Nemani Nagusa starts at number eight and captain Akapusi Qera moves to the side of the scrum.In the backs Serupepeli Vularika starts at half-back and Eroni Vasiteri comes in at centre.McKee said that he had selected a very strong team.”There is a good mix of experienced and new players with some newer players coming into the team and getting the opportunity based on, for some, their performance last week against Australia and their commitment and hard work throughout the training sessions,” he said.”The team has trained very well this week and have been working on some learnings from the Australian game.”The team was disappointed they were not efficient enough in the scoring zone last week despite dominating possession for long periods of the game,” Mckee said.He added the Italians would present a different challenge to the one they faced against the Wallabies, who eventually beat Fiji 37-14 after leading 18-0 at the break.”We expect them to come at us through their forwards to put us on the back foot and starve us of ball,” Mckee said.”We will have to be up for the physical challenge to be successful in this match”.last_img read more

PNG bounces back in hockey

May 26, 2020

first_imgThe women’s team beat Vanuatu 8 – 4. Vanuatu beat Solomon Islands 11-1. Second highest scorer in the competition, PNG’s Vanessa Perry collected four more points bringing her tally to 12 today. She scored four out of 8 goals. Martin Kanamon scored 7 of PNG’s 23 goals. Hussain Lowah scored 5 goals, Rex Loth 4 and Nelson Tom3. The Tongans were gracious in defeat and in true Pacific style, danced their way off the team bench. In the men’s games; PNG gave newcomers Tonga a 23 nil thrashing. The local boys played in front of a packed crowd. Meanwhile competition leaders Fiji thrashed Tonga 21-1 in the other match. Captain Milton Kisapai registered their first point in the first minute and the boys were on a scoring spree till the 45th minute of the three 15 minute period match. Alice Fred scored a double in the match while Kari Raurela and Captain Terry Kiapin scored one each. Vanuatu’s goals came from Kathleen Kalsav (2) and Everly Kalsong (2). Both the men’s and women’s teams are now through to the medal play off which will take place at 10am tomorrow at the BSP (Sir John Guise) stadium. Fiji men’s team was on bye today.last_img read more

Madang town buzzing with basketball grand final showdown

May 26, 2020

first_imgIt’s going to be a tough challenge between Maverick and Stars with both clubs set to battle it out in the men’s A Grade and women’s A Grade.Stars have the advantage of experienced players while Maverick women will go into grandfinal as underdogs.This will be Maverick’s first grandfinal and they will be banking on the experience of former PNG representative Nanai Nao and junior team representative Marjorie Babia.   In the other grandfinal match, Stars will take on BSP in the women’s A Reserve.A total of six clubs took part in competition which began in May.last_img

Crouch believed that Bale’s success was “beans with toast”

May 14, 2020

first_imgCrouch states that for a while he believed that I knew the secret of the success of the then promising Welsh extreme and that he tried to copy the method to get to perform just as well as Bale in Tottenham. “I saw Gareth run up and down in the Tottenham and shatter Maicon against Inter and I said to myself: ‘As it does?’. Then I started to notice and I didn’t go to the gym and I only ate beans with toast, so I started doing the same, but I guess some beans have more magic than others“, says the forward, retired last summer.Crouch’s method did not give him the best results but, to his surprise, the striker eventually found that Bale was not the only one who resorted to Magic beans. “Talk to Paul Scholes recently and I asked him what his pre-game meal was and he replied: “Beans with toast,” said a wonderful Crouch. Peter Crouch He was a companion of Gareth Bale in the ranks of Tottenham before one left to Stoke and the Welshman will end up in the Real Madrid. The English striker has granted an interview on FourFourTwo in which he reveals quite surprising details of his relationship with the white soccer player.last_img read more

Getafe chotea of ​​Valencia

May 14, 2020

first_imgChangesGonçalo Guedes (59 ‘, Rodrigo), Kenedy (60 ‘, Nyom), Lee Kang-In (69 ‘, Carlos Soler), Angel (79 ‘, Jorge Molina), Ruben Nephew (88 ‘, Maxi Gómez), Timor (88 ‘, Nemanja Maksimovic) CardsReferee: Ricardo de Burgos BengoetxeaVAR Referee: Mario Melero LópezNyom (23 ‘, Yellow) Ferrán Torres (62 ‘, Yellow) Damián Suarez (63 ‘, Yellow) Gabriel Paulista (63 ‘, Yellow) Maxi Gomez (64 ‘, Yellow) Mouctar Diakhaby (70 ‘, Yellow) Mauro Arambarri (74 ‘, Yellow) Florenzi (77 ‘, Red) Etxeite (95 ‘, Yellow The second part brought a Getafe totally determined for all or nothing. He turned to the visiting area and the Valencia tactic was reduced to that of the bad fighters, bow their heads while a shower of blows falls.Thus, at the insistence, came 1-0. De Molina after rejecting Jaume Mata’s shot. And the 2-0, of Molina after ridiculing the Alicante to the entire Valencian defense, especially Diakhaby and Paulista. The Azulón domain was pressing. Even did not appear. The others, more or less, either. It would come 3-0, from Mata, a play that portrayed Diakhaby’s neglect and that ended in a choteo within the area with Jaume dribbled and on the ground. They could be more goals, greater humiliation … For what? It was clear that Getafe, today, is far superior to Valencia. Goals1-0, 57 ‘: Jorge Molina, 2-0, 66 ‘: Jorge Molina, 3-0, 86 ‘: Bushcenter_img In Getafe they seriously consider changing the name of their stadium to Coliseum Jorge Molina. The idea sprang from the fans a little over a year ago and the Alicante player has just given them reason. Molina was the executor of a Valencia that has become the worst enemy of Getafe but yesterday appeared in a major battle disguised as a cute kitten. Not an occasion, not a goal shot, nothing at all when the afternoon required manhood to play third place and part of the next Champions League. “You have to be more men!” Gabriel Paulista would later say.Valencia leaves Getafe red with shame, burned from impotence. He picked up a 3-0 as could be a sack of goals not to mediate Jaume and his countless stops. Someday his teammates can pay the goalkeeper how much they made him suffer in the Coliseum.Getafe erased Valencia to the point that Celades’ team did not throw between the three clubs in the whole match. Five minutes later, Jaume took the first shot. Of course, from Molina. In 18 ’, Molina again. This time brushing the pole. In 46 ’, always Molina, head combed a corner kick taken by Damián who was about to enter. The first approach of Valencia, which was not the occasion, was in 32 ’, a good change of Kondogbia game that Ferran cushioned lowering the ball. The young player saw the arrival of Maxi Gomez and left the ball ready to finish. He did it, but wrong. Against a defender of Getafe. It was the closest thing to a sign of existence that Valencia gave.By then goalkeeper Jaume was being the protagonist of the match against his will. In goal it was confirmed in a double stop that he did in 39 ’, first on Maksimovic’s shot and then on Cucurella’s shot. In both Jaume flew.Valencia asked for oxygen. He looked outdated. He was walking on the street of bitterness. At the break, the Celades team received the best news: I didn’t know how but I had arrived alive with 0-0. The Getafe, on the other hand, had reason to lament. The whole game had been his, all the occasions were his … In the first part the Getafe had made 11 shots. Valencia, only one and did not even go to the door.last_img read more

The redemption of the ‘Commander’

May 14, 2020

first_imgJosé Luis Morales rediscovered himself more than five months later. After 175 days, his last goal was on August 31, 2019 against Valladolid, the ‘Commander’ saw goal again beating Courtois “with the soul” to sign a triumph that will go down in history. Coincidentally, his two goals of the course have arrived in the Ciutat from Valencia, his house. Aware that it could be the next change, he just thought about finishing the play by remembering a hat attempt before Sergio Bouquets. Without gasoline in the tank, it was time to test the shot. Fate rewarded the insistence of a player, who in the words of Paco Lopez, “you have to trust him for his commitment to the team and the club. You just have to see him train to know that his moment was going to come“And that finally came. “I needed to get all the rage inside me. There have been months in which he had a good time, because things did not end. In the end this is football and you have to know how to take it. Luckily it seemed that he was predestined to score this goal and give this victory to the team“, confessed the player in the mixed zone at the end of the match.”I needed a night like this to eliminate ghosts from the head“.last_img read more

Elche confirms positive for Jonathas coronavirus

May 14, 2020

first_img“I want to thank you for the show of encouragement. I’m home now and I’m feeling fine. Everything is controlled. Now I have to recover as soon as possible to return to my colleagues stronger. I stay at home and Much Elche “, Jonathas has commented on his social networks. Jonathas de Jesus has tested positive for coronavirus. This was confirmed this Sunday by Elche in an official statement. The Brazilian striker already presented symptoms last Saturday, with fever and respiratory distress. Elche did not want to make the name of the affected public. After the positive, the franjiverde club has informed that all club staff (staff, technicians and employees) will remain in quarantine at their homes for 15 days.By last, Elche has also closed the Martínez Valero facilities to the public. The club, despite Jonathas’ positive, has confirmed that “it has been following a series of preventive measures for days to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”last_img read more

The clubs would reduce the salaries of their staff by between 10% and 20%

May 14, 2020

first_imgThebes is convinced that it will be possible finish the competition and he made it clear showing again the five designed calendars with UEFA. It was made clear that LaLiga has all the permissions to end the season until August 1. Then, if necessary, time would be allowed for finish the european competitions. Moving the Euro Cup to 2021 has made things much easier. Until the end of June there would be time to try to play everything, fitting the competition with games every three days. The clubs assume that it will be necessary to play in the summer, after making a mini season from 10 to 15 days, and if this season lasts longer than June 30, the next season it could be played at Christmas. They are also more aware than ever that everything it depends on the coronavirus.At home, with Messi on the cover and Madrid calmThe meetings yesterday between LaLiga and the clubs, within the Division Boards, they will continue today with a new meeting, also divided by categories, for more arduous topics of legislation. In addition, these informative meetings could have a new chapter the next weekwhich is when Thebes has in mind to return to gather the clubs in Assembly. Yesterday was very different from the appointments of recent times. First because all participants joined the summit from home. And well uniformed, at least from the waist up. None did it from their usual office at the club on the recommendation of the employers. We had to set an example in this time of national confinement.Also The meeting was peculiar because, in the middle of the LaLiga exhibition (the clubs had more listener work this time), Messi’s bomb fell, which returns to shake Barça and that you can set the pace. All managers, including the culé, did not stop receiving Whatsapp messages and looking at the covers of sports newspapers while they were watching the video conference.Other news was the conciliatory tone of Madrid, who was represented by its CEO, José Ángel Sánchez. The white club is usually combative but, this time, it showed very constructive, like the rest of the presidents. It even adds to the general plan. In the face of problems, it is felt more union than ever. Javier Thebes met yesterday with presidents of the 42 professional clubs del fspanish soccer for analyze the crisis which is also scourging professional football. The president of LaLiga was seen during three hours with the First clubs and then during the same time with the Second. The general conclusions of the marathon day were that the clubs they want negotiate with footballers a salary reductionl of urgency and that, if there is no agreement, they are bound to join Barcelona, Athletic, Spanish, Alaves Y Las palmas for request an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) with the support and coordination of the employers. In fact, today morning the clubs, divided by categories, will have another important meeting with LaLiga to be advised in labor and legal matters to face a common strategy with guarantees. After, Thebes will inform AFE everything once yesterday suspended their meeting.In the meeting between LaLiga and the clubs there was also consensus in the perception that presidents have that players have changed their stance and that they are more predisposed, in general, to to collaborate now and no later, as they intended, to maintain economic sustainability. In this sense, at the meeting they got to be done calculations of how much would have to reduce footballers’ wages in the different scenarios to those who are do football and in which cuts should be made because the confinement is going to lengthen more than expected. Remember that the minimum wage in Primera It is 155,000 euros and in Second it is about 78,000.So if cannot restart LaLiga, something that the clubs had not openly considered until now, the salaries would have to be seen reduced by 20% on average for accounts to balance, although some maintain that it should even reach 28.5%. And if it is played behind closed doors, that percentage would drop to 10%, which would also be important since return part of the fertilizers. The other option, the most desired, play with public, the accounts would vary little but would leave on the way debts of this time without football that would have to be recovered.last_img read more

Atlético needs the Champions

May 14, 2020

first_imgExpecting the edit to complete, Atlético could easily exceed the 85.6 million it received last season, in which he fell in eighths, a bar already exceeded in the present. An important figure, which in a budget of about 515 million euros it is an essential percentage. Right now it’s 15%, but it could touch 20%. Therefore, the club is afraid of losing this revenue stream if it does not qualify for the Champions 20-21.So far this year, It is the second team in Europe that has accumulated the most profit in the Champions League, only behind PSG (78.7), although it is true that half the round of 16 must still be played and there are teams that could pass him. But also that the Atleti account can continue to grow. If he reached the semifinals, he would receive another 12 million; if he reached the final, another 15 and if he won, 4 more. 14Valencia53.2 7Chelsea *66.5 onePSG78.7 8Liverpool64.1 6Juventus *70.4 4Barcelona*72.8 twoAthletic77.2center_img 5Real Madrid*70.9 9Man. City *63.9 3Bayern *75.8 Atlético has gone to this sixth stop in the League, a position that has been worrying in the club for a long time. Since Simeone’s arrival, It has never been so difficult for the team to settle in the top triplet and now it is feared that he may not even be able to get into the top four. And that yes would be a serious setback at a sporting and economic level, even more so with what the pandemic crisis will bring. The club needs the Champions. So far this year, the tournament has already reported 77.2 million euros, and he is still in contention to continue competing, we will see how and when, and receive his share of market pool. Income from the Champions 19-20 * Failing to play the round of the eighths.So far, it has generated for their sports results (three wins and one draw in the group stage and overcoming the eighths) 29.8 million euros. Furthermore, the 15.25 fixed that the 32 participants took in the group phase and the payment for the coefficient of the last ten years, where Atleti is the fourth best: 32.13 million.He market pool, a fee to distributeAnd by the end there would be the market pool. This fee is distributed depending on the television market Of each country. Last season, the four Spanish teams split some 61 million. Half is divided according to the position in the League of the previous year and Atlético was second; the other half, depending on the number of matches played in the Champions League. The rojiblancos will play at least 10, Valencia has stayed in eight and Barça and Madrid are at the heart of the eighth. A year ago, Atleti had 16.2 million and in this it could go up, although it will depend on when they eliminate the three LaLiga teams.So, from the club it is transmitted that, Although the Champions League is the maximum illusion, meeting the goals in the League is an obligation. The eleven days that remain must serve Atlético to make a comeback and finish in the lead car to be able to remain elite and sign top-level players. There is an important money bag at stake…last_img read more