Second-half substitute, Ogbonna Onuoha struck late on to condemn FC Ifeanyiuba (FCIU) to a 1-0 defeat to Rivers United in a well-fought Nigeria Professional Football League game decided in Port Harcourt on Sunday. Loading… The forward timed his run to perfection and headed headed home Lookman Binuyor’s free kick with venom past the FCIU goalkeeper, Smart Uzoigwe who was outstanding for large spells at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium. Plateau United’s win in Bauchi against Wikki Tourists means Rivers United stay in second place, just a point adrift of the Jos club. It was a first half of very few goal scoring opportunities but United dominated without really hurting the underbelly of the opposition. Malachi Ohawume who scored a brace in the club’s previous game against Heartland in Okigwe was full of running but failed to deliver any end product. Ishaq Rafiu had the best chance for the hosts, three minutes before the break as he unleashed a 16 yard rocket which the FCIU goalkeeper, Sharp Uzoigwe did well to push away for a corner with the effort arrowing into the top corner.The visitors also had their moments but they were few and far between.Christian Molokwu came close to opening thescoring for Anambra Warriors in the 23rd minute but saw his effort expertly saved by the Rivers United goalkeeper, Drissa Bamba. After the break, the pattern of the game continued with United enjoying the Lion share of possession while the visitors seemed content to soak up the pressure and hit menacingly on the break. That tactic almost reaped rich dividends with Abdullahi Aliyu firing a rasping drive straight at Bamba from close range in the 62nd minute in their most promising move of the half. United were however clearly the superior of the two sides and substitute, Fortune Omoniwari was denied at point blank range, in the 74th minute by Uzoigwe, who was having the game of his life. Wave after wave of United pressure was however going to have an inevitable outcome and so it proved as Onuoha powered home an unstoppable header from six yards following an expertly-delivered Binuyor free kick.Omoniwari and left back, Konan Ruffin both came close to adding gloss to the score line for United but some stout defending saved the day for the FCIU club. Technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma discussed the win with the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng. “It wasn’t an easy game and I expected a difficult game after our last game against Heartland,” he said. “It was good for us and I thank my players for the spirited effort which culminated in the win and keeps us in contention for the (race for the title),” he said. Rivers United currently occupies second position on the NPFL log with 42 points from 23 matches. The Port Harcourt club will next visit Enugu where they face Enugu Rangers in their next league game on Sunday. Squads Rivers United:Drissa Bamba, Kazie Enyinnaya, N’Guoan Konan, Lookman Binuyo, Kunle Odunlami, Temple Emekayi, Rafiu Ishaq (Ogbonna Onuoha 75′), Stephen Gopey (Fortune Omoniwari 57′), Malachi Ohawume (Bright Onyedikachi 81′), Cletus Emotan and Nelson Esor. Substitutes not usedAkande Abiodun, Bamba Bakary, Orji Kalu and Peter Ubakanma. FC Ifeanyi Ubah:Sharp Uzoigwe, Chigozie Chilekwu,Christian Molokwu (Obinna Julius 85′), Tochukwu Anuenyiagu (Joseph Babatunde 68′)Charles Okafor, Ikenna Cooper, Jimoh Gbadamosi, Samuel Kalu, Abdullahi Aliyu, Paul Shalom and Ekene Awaziem. Substitutes not used.Chigozie Akabuike, Ifeatu Onwugbenu, John Tsekaa, Christian Nnaji and Chibuike Ezeh. Read Also:Gov Wike commends Rivers United, charges team to fight for honours GoalsRivers United: Ogbonna Onuoha 81′FC Ifeanyi Ubah: nil Yellow CardsRivers United: Lookman Binuyo 90′.FC Ifeanyi Ubah: Abdullahi Aliyu 78′, Red Cards: nil FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti
As of this writing, this province has four full recoveries from COVID-19. They are the following:* A 37-year-old doctor from Malay town* A 40-year-old seaman from this capital town* A 66-year-old retired government employee from this capital town* An 86-year-old man from Libacao townFour of them yielded negative results twice in the repeat test for the virus through a real-time polymerase chain reaction machine. Cuachon also said that a 68-year-old man (WV Patient No. 8) from this capital town recovered from COVID-19. The patient will undergo repeat test next week.“We expect that the 68 year-old-patient will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow,” he added.This province shifted from an enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine on May 1./PN The Aklanon repatriates arrived in Iloilo City from Manila via a 2GO ship on April 28.They were part of the 237 OFWs in Western Visayas stranded in Manila due to the enhanced community quarantine.Swab samples were immediately taken from them after they arrived at a hotel in this capital town where they will observe quarantine for 14 days.The samples were then sent to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. One out of 37 Aklanon overseas Filipino workers undergoing mandatory quarantine at a hotel in Kalibo, Aklan tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019. She is the seventh confirmed case of the virus in this province. PHO-AKLAN KALIBO, Aklan – A 30-year-old woman from Barangay Mambog, Banga town is the province’s seventh coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case, according to the Provincial Health Office (PHO). PHO-Aklan head Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. said the latest virus patient (Western Visayas Patient No. 74) was among the 37 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned in this province last week. BY JUN AGUIRRE AND BOY RYAN ZABAL “The Department of Health Region 6 informed us that they found one positive for COVID-19 out of 37 specimens we submitted last week,” said Cuachon on Tuesday, adding that results of the 37 seafarers are not yet completed.
League commissioner Adam Silver said last week that the goal of the NBA restart will be to promote social justice and combat systemic racism. On Sunday ESPN reported that NBA players could also be allowed to wear jerseys bearing slogans supporting social justice causes or charities instead of their names when the league resumes. ‘Black Lives Matter’ to be painted on NBA courts: reports Read Also: Video: Liverpool stars wildly celebrate first ever EPL title win Players are due to travel to Florida for training camp in early July, and the teams will play games without fans in a “bubble” designed to shield players and team staff from the outside world. But some NBA players have expressed concern about being quarantined for the return at a time of major social change for the black community in the US. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… League organisers have agreed to paint NBA courts with the words “Black Lives Matter” when the basketball season resumes next month in Florida, US media reports said. Anti-racism protests have swept across the United States following the death in May of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody NBA stars have been prominent supporters of the anti-racism protests that swept across the United States following the death in May of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint the slogan inside the sidelines of all three arenas at Disney World in Orlando, ESPN reported Monday. USA Today said the slogans would be painted on two sides of each court – in front of the scorer’s table and the broadcast booth. The NBA is planning to go ahead with its restart plans for the coronavirus-delayed 2019-20 campaign on July 30.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!
Visakhapatnam: All-round Chennai Super Kings rode half-centuries from Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson to storm into their eighth Indian Premier League (IPL) final as they beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets in the Qualifier 2 at the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Friday.After asking Delhi to bat first, Chennai bowlers put up a superb show to restrict the first time semi-finalists to 147/9.Chasing a modest 148 for victory, openers du Plessis (50; 39 balls; 7×4; 1×6) and Watson (50; 32 balls 3×4; 4×6) were off to a slow start but recovered in time to share an 81-run stand for the opening wicket.South Africa captain du Plessis was the aggressor early on and once he got out, Watson took over as Delhi bowlers looked hapless.Having notched up his 12th IPL fifty and fourth this season, du Plessis mistimed a pull to Keemo Paul at deep square leg off Trent Boult’s bowling while Amit Mishra had Watson caught by Boult at wide long-off.Suresh Raina (11) in this IPL was castled by Axar Patel, bringing skipper M.S. Dhoni to the crease. With 21 needed off 24 balls, it was a cakewalk for the defending champions, although Dhoni (9) got out with two runs required for victory.Dwayne Bravo was at the crease as the yellow army crossed the target with four leg byes with Ambati Rayudu (20 not out) at the other end and an over to spare. Chennai posted 151/4 in 19 overs.Chennai will now take on old foes Mumbai Indians in the final in Hyderabad on Sunday, the fourth time the two teams will be locking horns in the summit clash.Earlier, Harbhajan Singh (2/31) and Bravo (2/19) used their reservoir of experience to good effect while Deepak Chahar (2/28) continued his rich form with the ball as Delhi never got going despite having Rishabh Pant at the crease for more than an hour.Ravindra Jadeja (2/23) and Imran Tahir (1/28), their best bowler this season, also returned impressive figures.It was an uncharacteristic inning from Pant who was initially starved of the strike and then kept at bay by the Chennai bowlers as the 21-year old eventually managed 38 off 25 with the help of two fours and a six.Pant looked to be taking off when he hit Tahir for a four and six in the 17th over which yielded 14 runs. But Bravo bowled a brilliant 18th over in which he gave away just three runs besides accounting for Keemo Paul (3).Chahar dismissed Pant in the penultimate over with Bravo taking the catch at long-on before Trent Boult (6 off 3) and Ishant Sharma (10 not out off 3) smashed some lusty blows to take the score close to the 150-run mark.It all started with Chahar trapping young Prithvi Shaw (5) in front in the third over.Harbhajan then accounted for the in-form Shikhar Dhawan (18), the India southpaw giving a healthy edge to Dhoni who took the catch in his second attempt.Colin Munro and Shreyas Iyer then tried to steady the ship but just when the former was looking good, Ravindra Jadeja had him caught at deep square-leg by Bravo for 27 off 24 deliveries.Iyer (13) departed soon after, skying a Tahir googly to backward point where Raina completed a good catch. Axar (3) too failed to contribute, holing out to Tahir at third man off Bravo’s bowling.Harbhajan then sent back Sherfane Rutherford (10) and it all looked downhill from there for the first time qualifiers in this IPL.Brief scores: Delhi Capitals: 147/9 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 38; Deepak Chahar 2/28, Harbhajan Singh 2/31, Ravindra Jadeja 2/23, Dwayne Bravo 2/19); Chennai Super Kings: 151/4 (Faf du Plessis 50, Shane Watson 50). IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWS
AN excellent all-round effort from Mandy Mangru, together with a decisive bowling spell from Plaffiana Millington, led Guyana to a seven-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago in the final of Cricket West Indies Regional Female Under-19 tournament at the National Cricket Centre in Couva on Sunday.Guyana won on the Duckworth/Lewis method, and were deserved winners after they played unbeaten throughout the tournament to finish on ten points.Mangru took two wickets for eight runs in four overs to help limit TT to 94-9 in 20 overs. Plaffiana Millington was the chief destroyer, grabbing 4-17 in four overs. Reniece Boyce top-scored for TT with 33, while Renelle Dookie pitched in with 22.Boyce struck five fours in a 40-ball knock, while Dookie faced 20 balls and struck four fours. Chasing a revised target of 86 in 18 overs because of rain, Guyana posted 86-3 in 17.2 overs with Mangru scoring 34.Mangru, who cracked six fours in a 36-ball knock, was ably supported by Shabika Gajnabi, who contributed an unbeaten 20. Gajnabi faced 36 deliveries and hit one four. April Ramoutar was the only wicket-taker for TT, taking 3-17 in four overs.Earlier in the day, the preliminary round was completed with two matches. At Gilbert Park in Couva, Windward Islands defeated Barbados by 10 wickets. Batting first Barbados scored 52-9, before the Windward Islands raced to 53 without loss in 7.5 overs.Guyana got past TT by three wickets at the National Cricket Centre in Couva. TT posted 92-9, before Guyana got to the target of 93-7 in 19.4 overs.The win is Guyana’s first Regional title at this level.The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) in a release congratulated the squad, and expressed confidence that our women’s cricket is on the move to match their male counterparts.
Wins for Mocha Champs, Diamond United, Samatta Point & HerstellingDAY five of the 2nd annual East Bank Football Association / Ralph Green sponsored Under-11 League at the Grove Playfield, East Bank Demerara, produced some exciting results with one walkover being awarded to Samatta Point/Kaneville whose opponent, Agricola did not show up.In the three matches played, Mocha Champs trounced Diamond Upsetters 3-0; Diamond United beat Friendship All Stars 2-0, while Herstelling Raiders halted the unbeaten run of Grove Hi Tech with a 2-0 triumph.Mocha got their goals from Daniel Bradford in the 13th minute; Jamal Harry netted his four minutes later while the lone female player in the team, Kerry Boyce added her name to the score sheet in the 29th minute.Diamond United were gifted two own goals in their win over Friendship while Herstelling Raiders’ goals were scored by Solomon Austin in the 7th and 20th minute.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Doug Marrone said the number of players entering training camp with his team this year “is not even close” to what it has been in recent seasons. Nearly 100 players will take the field for Syracuse’s first practice Monday, but up and down the roster, there are still question marks regarding some of their statuses and arrival dates.The Orange had 14 players miss part of spring practices with injuries. While some have returned healthy for the start of training camp, others are still recovering or out for the season.Transfers – notably defensive end John Raymon from Iowa and Quinta Funderburk from Arkansas – are in the process of transitioning to Syracuse.Marrone said he doesn’t know when Raymon will be able to join the Orange, but Funderburk won’t see the field until 2013.“With John Raymon, there’s an NCAA process that we’re going through. We do not know his eligibility for the season yet,” Marrone said. “Funderburk, obviously he will sit out a year and that will be his redshirt.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefensive tackle Davon Walls, a transfer from Coahoma Community College in Mississippi, still has a to take an academic test administered outside SU before he can join the team for training camp, which Marrone said will be on Tuesday.Five Orange players are currently dealing with injuries.Wide receiver Christopher Clark and defensive end Brandon Sharpe will both be limited at the start of camp due to injury. Clark, a transfer from East Los Angeles Community College, is recovering from a wrist injury and Sharpe suffered a laceration.The Orange’s biggest loss is left tackle Justin Pugh, who will miss all of training camp and much of September with a shoulder injury suffered during spring practices.Wide receiver Kyle Foster, a promising wide receiver Marrone hoped to involve more in the offense this season, is out for the season with a lower-body injury.Tight end Louie Addazio is rehabbing an injury in Philadelphia, and will report to the team August 19.Two key players who are healthy after spring-practices are Alec Lemon and Marquis Spruill, both of whom started for the Orange last season.Lemon suffered a shoulder injury last season that required subsequent surgery, and Spruill had surgery after a lower-body injury suffered during the spring. Comments Published on August 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm
Published on October 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 GLENS FALLS — Gerry McNamara’s message to the player he’s been recruiting for months was a wedding vow.“I do.”Joe Girard III announced his verbal commitment to Syracuse on Sunday night inside the Queensbury Hotel with the words, “I’m going to stay at home.” But he said afterward that his real vow was an “I do” to Syracuse because McNamara kept saying “I do” in texts and during in-person recruiting visits. His intent: Say yes and have “a marriage with Syracuse.” The all-time leading scorer in New York state basketball history, Girard III bolsters Syracuse’s 2019 recruiting class. He’s the class’ third, joining guard Brycen Goodine and center John Bol Ajak. He chose the Orange over Boston College, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State. It helps that Girard III’s father, Joe Girard Jr., called his son a mirror image of McNamara. “Joe is Gerry,” he said. They are both quick guards who love to shoot, and they both grew up within a three-hour drive of SU. McNamara made visits to Girard III on Sept. 28 and Oct. 4. Girard III said he saw some of himself in McNamara, who started on SU’s 2003 national title team. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse wanted Girard III, a high school senior, and McNamara pushed him to think about the possible success of his life prospects, what his future could hold and the type of player he could become. Girard III said the driving forces behind his decision were the venue, proximity to home and the possibility to play a lot of minutes early in his college career. And McNamara’s wedding vow. “They have something special going on there that I want to be a part of,” Girard III said after his decision. “There’s nothing like playing in the (Carrier) Dome in front of 30K, nothing like putting Orange on. They’ve had a lot of great guards there. I could be the next one.”Courtesy of the Times Union of AlbanyThinking about which school he would choose without basketball, Girard said he’d elect Syracuse, where he intends to study at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. He said that solidified his decision. “I wasn’t stressed about it,” Girard III said of the decision. “I was actually having fun with the process.”At 7:09 p.m., the Adirondack Room went silent. More than 100 people packed into the room past the hotel’s lobby, sitting on round tables, in chairs and on the floor. Others stood in the back. Girard III wanted his decision to run counter to the growing trend of posting on Instagram or Twitter. Instead, his father said, he wanted his teammates, classmates and local residents to see him make the biggest decision of his life in person. As Girard III and his parents entered the room, his mother, Arlene, teared up. The “special presentation,” a video, began with Girard III dribbling around chairs as a young boy. It progressed to his high school years — he’s been a varsity starter at Glens Falls High School since the eighth grade, scoring 3,306 points so far. He averaged 50 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game as a junior last season. Then, in the video, Girard III said: “I’m going to play in the best conference in the country: the ACC. With the best venue in the country and the best fans.” The video stopped and Girard III grabbed the microphone behind a podium in the front and center of the room. “With that being said,” he told the people in front of him, “I’m going to stay at home like I did in high school, committing to coach (Jim) Boeheim and Syracuse.”He unzipped his Nike sweatshirt with the Glens Falls basketball logo on it to reveal the orange “S” shirt underneath. He grabbed the hat, positioned in the center of his six choices. A loud applause came. Many people stood up to cheer. Then, Girard III began signing autographs and hugging community members who lined up a couple dozen deep. “Congratulations,” a young fan said. “What’s up buddy?” Girard III said as he high-fived him and posed for pictures. Blessing Emole | Digital Design EditorWhen Glens Falls announced Tuesday that the decision would be made Sunday night, Girard III hadn’t made a decision yet. Girard Jr. said he set the deadline to prevent it from dragging into the Section II football playoffs, which begin next weekend. All six schools remained on the table, which Girard Jr. said created plenty of tension.“Him and I would get in arguments, it came to that point to where sometimes we didn’t like each other,” Girard Jr. said. “Sometimes, I would have to take the dad hat off and play coach.”They spoke throughout the week until the deadline of Saturday came. For the video to be done in time for Sunday night, Girard III needed to decide. He finalized his selection on Saturday night. Only three other people in Girard III’s inner circle knew the decision prior: his mother, father and his grandmother. Paul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerAfter the announcement, Girard III snuck a few glances at his phone, now littered with more than 100 messages. He didn’t have time to read them all, but he picked out a few key names.McNamara sent a group text to Arlene, Joe Jr. and Girard III, saying: “Let’s go baby!!!,” followed by a series of orange emojis.Once he had a moment to scroll through more texts, he stopped on a name: Jim Boeheim. Syracuse’s 43-year head coach said: “Really happy here in the cuse! Hope you guys have a great night.”He continued scrolling, stopping on his future teammate, Buddy Boeheim. Boeheim and Girard III have played City Rocks AAU basketball together for the last two years: “Let’s go bro!! Great decision can’t wait to get back on the court with you.”The final text he opened came from Syracuse assistant coach Allen Griffin, who wanted Girard III to call him. The other messages will have to wait. When asked what he’d tell Griffin, Girard III said: “I can’t wait to say that I’m ready to wear orange and blue, ready to win a few national titles, a few ACC championships.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Comments Published on February 21, 2019 at 10:14 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Emily Engstler streaked toward the 3-point line and knocked a Pittsburgh pass away. It was midway through the fourth quarter when she gathered the ball and neared the right side of the rim. A Pitt defender threatened to cut off the Syracuse freshman. But that didn’t matter. Engstler Euro-stepped toward the left block and converted a reverse layup with her left hand. Fellow freshman Kadiatou Sissoko leaped from her seat on the sideline, jumped up and down and swung a towel side-to-side. In earlier games, that play may have just flashed her potential — one she’s shown in singular plays every so often. But Thursday, it was the culmination of a career day for the former No. 9 recruit.Her reverse layup capped a career-high 17 points for Engstler, and that total led No. 18 Syracuse (20-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast) in its 90-63 win over Pittsburgh (10-18, 1-13) in the Carrier Dome on Thursday. Engstler stuffed the rest of her stat line: six rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman has insisted an all-encompassing game would come for the highly-touted forward. Thursday, ahead of the Orange’s biggest game of the year against defending national champions Notre Dame, it came. “This is who she is,” Hillsman said. “We need this from her every game. This is the kind of player Emily is.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEngstler has always oozed the potential to contribute all over the floor as Syracuse’s most coveted prospect. First, a spinning dribble move in the lane got her to the foul line. Then, she spotted up on the wing and drained a 3. But before tonight, those were the type of flashes Engstler would give. She only scored double figures once in ACC play. The rest of the time, it was one or two notable plays and some freshman moments — not hustling up the court, failing to switch and other lapses that forced Hillsman to pull her from games abruptly. That was different Thursday. Engstler kept coming.When she checked back in for the second quarter, Engstler extended her arms, blocking a Pittsburgh hook shot. Then, followed up for a rebound put-back on the other end. “It’s really about timing and how you land and when you jump, and I got used to it,” Engstler said of blocking shots, “and I wanted to do something more than just score the basketball.”Then, another wing 3. And while she’s had to get herself into college basketball shape as the season has worn on, she had the legs Thursday as she flew down the left wing for a dish from Tiana Mangakahia and a fast-break layup. “I’m just really, really happy that she’s figured it out, and she’s starting to play really solid,” Hillsman said. “Very controlled game, stuffing the stats.”Her two first half highlights were still pending: an alley-oop right-handed finish off glass and a big left-handed swat out of bounds. Both times, Syracuse’s bench rose to clap and yelled Engstler’s name. Not only had Engstler’s impact been felt all over the floor once or twice, though. It was there, again and again.She scored on the block to get on the board in the second half, then set up her teammates twice — once on a tight entry pass and another an extra pass for a 3. In a sequence spanning four plays, Engstler added a block by closing out on a 3. Then, her Euro-step layup set up a career-high.“I think we all strive for a game like this every time we play,” Engstler said. “Yeah, it was cool, it was fun.”Engstler wasn’t tired. She hadn’t thrown the ball away or committed a silly foul that usually caused Hillsman to sub her out. She stayed consistent.When Engstler checked out, stepping off the floor for the last time before the Orange host No. 5 Notre Dame, SU’s usual bench line of high-fives rose up to meet her. But a veteran, junior Gabrielle Cooper, recognized Engstler deserved more. So Cooper cut off the freshman and bumped chests with her.“Like I told you guys, she’s gonna start to figure it out, and she’s gonna have these kind of games,” Hillsman said, “and I think she’s gonna have many more of these.”Monday would be a good time for another. Facebook Twitter Google+
Regarding the planning of the workforce, Salinas was especially critical of the dismissal of Valverde. “Neither expected nor fair, it’s a mistake. If you want to change it, do it after losing the Cup final. The problem is that they had no substitute. Above the forms were bad, it was very bad management. ” On Madrid, Sanchís said that “I would be surprised if they weren’t taking a look at next season. You can’t wait for summer, you have to plan now and they will be looking for a goal ”. “The goal is what commands. We had a great scorer like Cristiano. When leaving the normal thing is that someone had come, not to be so decisive but to collaborate. In the big clubs, the goal is fundamental. It is what is not letting Madrid grow as a team. ” He was also critical of Bale: “If one day he decided to be a soccer player, it would be tremendous. As long as it doesn’t, it isn’t being very productive. ” As for the staff of Barcelona, Salinas also finds shortcomings: “Barça has it poorly made in the center, it has been looking for four years. You stay with three … And then with the striker … Suarez does not want competition, it is difficult to have two cracks in that position. You sell to Aleñà, Carles Pérez … Then what do you want the subsidiary for? In the end chips facing the gallery … “.Another current issue, that of the VAR, was also discussed. Sanchís got wet on Ramos’ controversial play in the game against City. “It’s 100% missing, it’s not interpretable. If they decide it isn’t, something fails. ” Given this, Salinas contributed an idea to improve performance: “In the VAR there should be a footballer. The referee sees it from the legal point of view and sometimes the feeling comes in, you can’t go with the law in your hand. ” “It’s interesting, it would enrich it,” Sanchís added. They both compared it to their time, when there were not so many cameras: “For a striker he is now a bargain, you know you are protected. You know that the referee is not going to scare, in our time it influenced countries like Turkey and others. The best away from home did not play, ”said the former Barça.Finally, on the result in the Classic, Salinas predicted “a 1-1”, while Sanchís is worth “everything that is a victory for Madrid.” In addition, the former Barça believes that after everything that happened this year in the club, the players will be “more liberated. If they do not win titles the fault will be thrown to the board ”. Banco Santander, in its Work Café in Paseo de Recoletos (Madrid), made a new LaLiga Santander Talks to analyze the Classic this Sunday between Madrid and Barcelona (9:00 pm, Movistar LaLiga). On this occasion the guests were Manolo Sanchís and Julio Salinas, two former players with extensive experience in this type of matches. The journalist Maldini served as moderator.When assessing the decisiveness of this meeting, both agree. “The champion of this match will not come out. Both have left many points and by the end of the year more will be left, ”Sanchis analyzed. The same line followed Salinas: “It is more important for Madrid, although I agree that the champion will not leave here.” The former Barça analyzed the moment when the two arrive at the meeting: “Both teams are stiff. They are praying every day so that Messi is not injured, if he is injured you can take everything for granted. ”The two also coincided when giving praise to Vinicius after his great performance against Ajax. “He has enough qualities to bet on him. Talent is what you have or not. It has two or three facets in which it is very good. It has grown, has more confidence and is more unbalanced. It is the youth that has evolved the most, ”said Sanchís. “I would take me to Vinicius, it’s extraordinary. I love it. Let’s not kill him by comparing him with Messi. He can mark a time in Madrid.” In addition, both said that today Vinicius is “one step above” Ansu Fati, because It is “more done.” Sanchís, on the other hand, also put him above Rodrygo: “He is on a different step. Rodrygo is a bet on the future and Vinicius is already a starter. He has already knocked down the door, Rodrygo has yet to do it” .