Haaland, the fashion forward whose idol was Michu

first_imgIt started as a train, with four goals and two assists in his first three games in the Premier. In the middle of the season he left a small scoring pothole, with two goals in the Emirates or the equalizer of the draw to Manchester United. He also scored in the final of the EFL Cup, against Bradford. An absolute success, before the calvary of his ankle, which caused him to retire from football prematurely. For the year of its international debut, Erling Haaland was only 13 years old, but the first memories are the ones that mark the most, especially for training on the pitch.Haaland tagged Michu in his Instagram posts. A fact that is striking, but reminiscent, so many years later, the impact that the current sports director of Burgos had in the Premier League. Do youRemember the classic ‘Nice to Michu’? Everything was born in a great season at Rayo Vallecano, with which he scored 15 goals and gave 4 assists in the league. That helped him make the leap to the United Kingdom, specifically the Swansea. He left his identity stamp, of course. His roar was impregnated on the walls of Liberty Stadium, which celebrated 22 goals in 43 games in its first season. Even for weeks it was stipulated with the possibility that it was pichichi. He stayed in fifth position. At 19 years old, Erling Haaland is becoming one of the great figures of European football. Eight goals in the first phase of the Champions League, including a hat-trick, and the fact of celebrating somewhat in five of his six matches guarantee this. Such talent was already prepared to take another leap in his sports career and, in this same winter market, He left Salzburg to wear the shirt of Borussia de Dortmund. Given their scoring figures, it would not be surprising if their referents were Ronaldo, Christian, Messi, Didier Drogba or even David town. Nevertheless, a voracious ovetense attacker was the one who enchanted him.Miguel Pérez Cuesta, known to everyone as Michu, was Haaland’s childhood idol, to the point of tag it in your first Instagram posts above your own silhouette. The protagonist himself considers an “honor” this anecdote. Such is the admiration I had for him that these publications dated August 2016, when the Spanish footballer had not played for months in Swansea and the injuries had punished him harshly. In other words, the fashion forward did not forget Michu despite all his problems and took him as a reference in his formative years as a tip.center_img Michu: “It’s an honor”The injuries forced Michu to leave professional football ahead of time, but he wanted to remain linked to the sport that gave him everything even far from the pitch. In 2017 he shared with his brother a first step in the Langreo, where he was sports director. From there he went to the club of his loves, the Oviedo, in which he played the same role for seven months. Already in December, he boarded the ship of Burgos, an ambitious project with the intention of achieving promotion to LaLiga SmartBank sooner rather than later.Nevertheless, Michu continues to enjoy the highest level football from a distance and the Haaland explosion has not gone unnoticed for him either. Asked by AS, who was the reference of the Dortmund player considered an “honor” to look at him in his beginnings. “It is a great player. I think it will become a world crack“, points out the ovetense. Of course, in regard to their similarities and differences in the field of play, Michu is clear: “He is a much better player than me (laughs)”.last_img read more

Eustaquio shrugs off close loss, hopes to be included in Manila card

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Seeking to rebound fast, Eustaquio hopes to return to the cage as soon as the Manila card at ONE: Legends of the World slated on November 10.“I am willing to be booked on any card, but of course I prefer to be slated for the Manila card in November. Let’s hope that I can be scheduled for that event. The journey is not over. It’s only the beginning,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Ravena back right away for PH team in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — Geje Eustaquio took his split decision loss to Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday as a minor setback.“We never lose. It’s either we win or we learn. It’s a learning process for me and my team and I would like to extend my gratitude to all the people who are always on my back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Eustaquio was in control of the match in the first round, and even rocked the former ONE Flyweight Champion with a stiff kick to the nose, but the action was inexplicably halted momentarily by referee Yuji Shimada.And Akhmetov quickly made adjustments, controlling the pace in the next two rounds to come out victorious.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe loss was a step back to Eustaquio’s bid to contend for the flyweight title.“It’s hard to lose my momentum. A victory tonight might have catapulted me to a title shot, but I have to accept the outcome of the bout. It’s another lesson. The good thing about this sport is that losses are avenues for competitors to grow. Surely, I will learn from this and be a better martial artist,” said the Team Lakay stalwart. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Che’Lu-San Sebastian stuns Gamboa-St. Clare, advances to D-League semis

first_imgGAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 72 — Bitoon 19, Fontanilla 13, Dionisio 12, Pare 12, Jackson 11, Rubio 5, Decano 0, Hallare 0.Quarters: 16-27, 37-40, 52-56, 80-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian set a date against top seed Akari-Adamson in the best-of-three semifinals.Viernes announced his return to the D-League with 22 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals, while Ilagan dropped eight of his 10 markers in that final frame, to go with his nine boards and four assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownChe’Lu-San Sebastian got a huge boost from its new recruits, with Cedrick Ablaza pouring nine points and 12 rebounds, while Jay-R Taganas had five markers and eight boards.“Although they are new in our team. I feel that they were the ones who carried us in the end game,” said coach Stevenson Tiu, as the Revellers trailed 11-24 early and stared at a 52-58 deficit in the fourth. View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nuggets near end of playoff drought after 6th straight win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Samboy de Leon remained a solid cog for the Revellers with nine points and six rebounds in the win.Chris Bitoon kept the Coffee Lovers in the thick of things with his 19 points and seven rebounds, while Joshua Fontanilla was a surprise boost with his 13.Unfortunately, Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson could only muster 11 points on a 4-of-12 shooting as Gamboa-St. Clare saw its dream playoff run come to a halt in the quarterfinals.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 80 — Viernes 22, Ilagan 10, Ablaza 9, De Leon 9, Bulanadi 7, Batino 6, Costelo 6, Taganas 5, Collado 4, Faundo 2, Siruma 0.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian bucked its poor start and scored a 80-72 come-from-behind win over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals at Pasig Sports Center.Jeff Viernes and RK Ilagan teamed up in rescuing the Revellers and combed for 18 points in the payoff period, where they staged a 14-2 blast to seize the lead for good, 66-60, with 5:12 to go.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Mason denies B&E charge

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Sean Isaacs, who is accused of breaking and entering a dwelling at Tucville, Georgetown, made an appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that between October 5 and 7, 2018 at Lot 15 Tucville, Georgetown, Isaacs broke and entered the dwelling of Isiah Booker and stole a HP laptop, two power amplifiers, a tape deck and a gold chain valued $305,000.Isaacs denied the charge.Police Prosecutor Warren Thornhill made no objections to bail being granted, and Magistrate Azore released Isaacs on $75,000 bail. The case will continue on November 14, 2018.last_img read more

Arsenal to miss out on another transfer target?

first_img1 Arsenal are set to miss out on Belgian starlet Theo Bongonda to Spanish club Celta Vigo, according to reports in Spain.The Gunners were scouting the 19-year-old throughout 2014 and manager Arsene Wenger is said to have been impressed by his performances.However, according to AS, Celta Vigo have stolen a march on the Gunners and are close to agreeing a deal with Bongonda’s club Zulte Waregem.Celta are set to pay £1m for the forward, who has been capped twice by Belgium’s under-21 side.The deal is still not completely finalised yet, however, with Zulte Waregem demanding that they receive 20% of any future fee for Bongonda. Theo Bongonda last_img read more

Immigrant rights groups sue LAPD over May Day melee

first_imgComputer technician Pedro Romualdo, 36, said he was hit in the back with five rubber bullets as he and his family ran from the park. “When I see police now, I get angry,” said Romualdo, who is among those suing the LAPD. “Indignant that I had been a victim and that I was unable to do something.” An Oct. 15 hearing is scheduled to determine whether a federal judge grants the lawsuit class-action status.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Immigrant rights groups and more than 170 people who allege they were brutalized by officers after a peaceful May 1 immigration march joined a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday. The group also filed documents seeking approval to pursue the case as a class action, which would allow other May 1 demonstrators alleging police abuse to join the group of plaintiffs. Plaintiffs currently include a photographer struck with a police baton on the head several times and a 76-year-old who alleges he was beaten and kicked by police as he tried to help other demonstrators leave MacArthur Park, where the clash took place. The group joined 12 plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit in early May. It seeks unspecified damages for physical injuries and reforms to the department. “It’s OK for police to use force against people of color, and that’s part of the culture that has to change,” said Carol Sobel, a lawyer for the National Lawyers Guild also representing plaintiffs. Sobel and other activists spoke outside City Hall. Some held signs that read “No excuses for LAPD abuses” and “We all have 1st Amendment Rights.” Video from the melee shows police beating and firing rubber bullets at the unarmed and mostly Hispanic marchers and reporters. Police Chief William Bratton said “agitators” sparked the melee by throwing bottles and rocks at police. He also condemned the police response and reassigned high ranking officers in charge that day. The plaintiffs allege motorcycle police who drove into the peaceful crowd started the clash. last_img read more

Tunisia v England – talkSPORT predict result in World Cup opener

England will be comfortable with a 2-0 lead, then concede in the last five minutes and hang on, only for a last minute goal to restore their lead. I’ll get pumped for it, buy a shed load of England merchandise and then immediately regret it when they play Belgium.Here, though, I’d love to think Harry Kane will score twice, then Kieran Trippier crosses for Dele Alli to score. I will be disappointed if there is not some sort of new handshake celebration. Billy Hawkins (senior writer) – Tunisia 1-1 England 9 We’ve had little in the way of off-field drama (the ridiculous Raheem Sterling gun tattoo storm aside), there have been no major injury problems, while all the right noises are coming out of the England camp. Gareth Southgate looks to have instilled a great spirit within the squad and the players appear confident and relaxed heading into the tournament.Therefore, everything points to a 1-0 victory for Tunisia!  Wahbi Khazri – on Sunderland’s books – will almost certainly score the winner. Football’s not coming home. England certainly have the fans back home behind them and they’ve got the talent to win against an Eagles of Carthage side who have a mix of experience in their ranks.You get the feeling Harry Kane’s ruthless determination could see him net at least one but the north African nation will trouble the Three Lions at set-pieces and probably get at least one goal. A shaky but decent start should settle some nerves in Russia.  How will England do in their World Cup opener against Tunisia? England are not the best when it comes to their first game of a major tournament having not won their opening game since the 2006 World Cup.They are a better team than Tunisia but I think we’re in for a bit of a surprise so I’m going for a 2-2 draw. However, I should stress I still back Gareth Southgate’s boys to win Group G. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 9 9 I expect to see a tight a cagey affair in volgograd, with the Tunisian players more than happy to stifle any English attacks and break when possible.Much of the talk before the game is how the Tunisians believe they are mentally stronger than their English counterparts. With temperatures reaching around 30 degrees, Gareth Southgate’s men will have to maintain their high levels of mental fortitude to break down a resilient backline. I believe it will be 2-0 to England, but it may not be pretty. Joe Coleman (staff writer) – Tunisia 0-2 England Damian Mannion (deputy digital editor) – Tunisia 1-3 England 9 9 Joe Moore (news editor) – Tunisia 1-3 England 9 England get their World Cup under way as they face Tunisia in Group G on Monday night, live on talkSPORT.The Three Lions are outsiders for success in the tournament but have a young and talented squad who are keen to do their nation proud. 9 9 Alex Varney (digital editor) – Tunisia 1-0 England Anton Stanley (features editor) – Tunisia 1-2 England Look what’s happened – we’re all excited about England at the World Cup!No matter how many times we play down their chances, more out of self-preservation than anything else, we can’t help but get hyped up (are car flags a thing again?) before their first game and I’m no different – I’m expecting good things from this young and vibrant team.Most of the big boys have faltered so far but I’m expecting an England win, and perhaps a statement of intent – I’m going for a brace from Harry Kane and perhaps one more from from Alli or Sterling.Tunisia have nothing to lose so England’s defence will be tested, and perhaps one goal will get past Jordan Pickford, but I’m hoping for an attacking display from the Three Lions tonight. Jackson Cole (staff writer) – Tunisia 2-2 England Michael Benson (staff writer) – Tunisia 2-2 England 9 Manager Gareth Southgate appears to be well prepared ahead of the clash but how will captain Harry Kane and his pride get on?You can hear Tunisia v England live on talkSPORT and our top team of writers have had their say on how the match will pan out. This scenario is about as typical England as you can get. I expect the Three Lions will get off to a roaring start at the 2018 World Cup, storming to a 2-0 lead and playing some semi-decent football (which would be a pleasant change from what we usually get to see at major tournaments).However, it will then all come crashing down. Two of Tunisia’s pre-tournament friendlies ended 2-2 and in both they had to come from behind. I believe that once they get one back, we’ll likely fall apart and concede an equaliser. The Nation’s hopes will be dashed once again. Predicting goalscorers is a treacherous business, but I’ll have a punt and say Kane gets our two, while Anice Badri nets twice for the Eagles of Carthage. Pre-tournament optimism dispelled in 90 minutes of typical huffing and puffing against a side remarkably capable defensively and with a couple of difference-makers in attack.Gareth Southgate’s refusal to work on a Plan B in training will come back to haunt him as Tunisia negate England’s 3-5-1-1 system with ease.  read more

Surprised? How 13 current Arsenal players were rated in Football Manager 2009

first_img How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 14 6. Mesut Ozil (Werder Bremen)Age: 19Value: £5m How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 13. Lucas Perez (Atletico C)Age: 19Value: £3K 2. Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Genoa)Age: 20Value: £4.3million 14 14 Latest Premier League news 4. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)Age: 17Value: £4.9m 14 gameday 14 14 14 silverware predicted 10. Nacho Monreal (Osasuna)Age: 22Value: £1.9m Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Aaron Ramsey is the only player remaining at Arsenal from 2008/09. 14 possible standings 14 who plays? center_img smart causal Everyone loves a game of Football Manager every now and again.It’s the ultimate simulator for the beautiful game and sees you take over teams and lead them to glory, or face the sack. 5. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)Age: 17Value: £350K 14 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 14 14 8. David Ospina (Nice)Age: 19Value: £2.7m possible xi How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dijon)Age: 19Value: £1.1m 14 REVEALED ALTERED 7. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lazio)Age: 24Value: £1.4m 11. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)Age: 17Value: £3.5m 14 12. Carl Jenkinson (Charlton)Age: 16Value: £600K A decade ago saw Football Manager 2009 released and now with Jack Wilshere gone, just one Arsenal player remains at the club from the squad in that game – Aaron Ramsey.The world of soccer changes quicker than ever these days but how do the 13 members of the Gunners’ current squad, who we could find, look in FM2009?We trawled through the database to find out.1. Petr Cech (Chelsea)Age: 26Value: £16.75million 3. Laurent Koscielny (Tours)Age: 22Value: £230K NEW ERA last_img read more


first_imgDonegal star Colm McFadden has insisted he will be part of the Donegal set up in 2014 quelling rumours that he was going to walk away from the panel, however Rory Kavanagh’s future is less clear after he said he needs to take time to think about it. St.Michael’s clubman McFadden has insisted their is still plenty of football left in him and he isn’t ready to walk just yet.McFadden said, “I think there’s plenty of football left in me and plenty of football left in this squad.”“We all need to take a break and regroup in the winter time and try and come back stronger.”Rory Kavanagh has said that he will speak to friends and family over the next few weeks to see were is at in terms of being able to continue playing inter-county football.Kavanagh said, “I’ll talk to friends and family over the winter and see were I stand. I’m not going to make any rash decisions. It takes huge commitment.Rumours had spread on social networking sites suggesting Frank McGlynn had retired from inter-county football but these rumours have been denied.It is expected that many of the senior figures in the squad will wait and see if Jim McGuinness stays on as manager until they decide on their own futures at this level.MCFADDEN TO STAY ON BUT KAVANAGH UNDECIDED was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colm McFaddenCommitmentdonegalFuturesJim McGuinnessRory KavanaghUndecidedlast_img read more


first_imgA five day line-up of events will take place this October from the 1st to the 5th in memory of the late Letterkenny man Jimmy Guichard.Tragic Jimmy Guichard.The 20-year-old former St. Eunan’s hurler was found unconscious in his fathers Gravesend home in England following a heart attack in October last after taking legal highs.His family mounted a media campaign in a bid to make people aware of the dangers of legal highs. A stream of events will take place this October beginning with a night of glitz and glamour at a fashion show at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny.Many local businesses have contributed to the event and will be present on the evening including Cllr Michael McBride will launch the awareness week on the night.The following day an information evening at which there will be various stands and organisations present.On October 3rd ‘Jimmy’s Day’ a conference is to be held in Derry to launch a cross boarder action group. “UCAD” this groups will focus on Education Service and Intervention,this group will also be putting together a directory of service providers that can be contacted on a 24/7 basis, there will then be a billboard and poster campaign launch at the Free Derry Wall to honour Jimmy and others like him who have fallen foul of these productsThen the bar trade in Letterkenny will join in a ‘zero tolerance zone’ which will be launched at the Market Square, Letterkenny at 4pm this is in partnership with An Garda SíochánaThe closing event of the week is a cross boarder Tug O War gyms from Donegal will take on the gyms from Derry in a show of strength in the Radisson hotel from 2-5 pm.WEEK OF EVENTS PLANNED TO REMEMBER TRAGIC JIMMY GUICHARD was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalJIMMY GUICHARDLEGAL HIGHSletterkennylast_img read more