THE HUNTED RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY BALTAS, GELDING BY UNUSUAL HEAT GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.07 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2019)–A newcomer to stakes company, The Hunted got a perfect stalking trip under Tiago Pereira and accelerated powerfully turning for home to take Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by one length. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.07.Named for the winner of both the 1977 Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup, the Crystal Water, for 3-year-olds and up, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, sponsored by the CTBA, and is for California-bred or sired runners.Ridden for the first time by Pereira, The Hunted, who broke from the far outside, saved ground while a close fourth into the Club House turn and was fourth, about 2 ½ lengths off of pacesetter Tule Fog heading into the far turn. Approaching the quarter pole, Pereira stepped on the gas and The Hunted wheeled three-deep turning for home en route to an impressive win.“I worked him the other day and he worked really good,” said Pereira. “I’ve never ridden him in a race, but I looked at his last two races and it looked like he was running against good horses. Today, the pace seemed good for him and he was comfortable. When I pushed him out at the quarter pole, he took off.”Most recently third as the 3-2 favorite in a one mile turf open allowance race here on April 6, The Hunted, who is out of the Jade Hunter mare Lethal Hunter, was off at 5-2 in a field of seven and paid $7.00, $4.80 and $3.00.Bred in California by CHRB commissioner Madeline Auerbach and owned by Madeline Auerbach, LLC, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Little Red Feather Racing, The Hunted bagged his third win from 10 career starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased his earnings to $155,829.“The horse has been training good,” said Baltas. “He was a little unlucky, he was too far back last time. This is stakes company, against Cal-breds…It was a good race and a great ride. I’m very happy for all the connections. He was nice and relaxed down the backside.”Ridden by Brice Blanc, Tule Fog was courageous in defeat, as he made all the early running and prevailed by a neck over favored Brandothebartender for the place. Off at 7-1, Tule Fog paid $5.60 and $3.80.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Brandothebartender was fifth heading into the far turn and didn’t have any apparent excuses, as he finished third by a half length over Hardboot. Off at 2-1, “Brando” paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.49, 47.67, 1:11.51 and 1:23.45.
Allister Coetzee’s side endured a miserable 2016, but now boast four wins from four this year.The strength, speed and superb handling that has graced great Springbok sides in the past were all present as they dominated against the Pumas, particularly in the scrum.Elton Jantjies’ accurate kicking set them apart from their visitors, while there were first international tries for lively wingers Courtnall Skosan and Raymond Rhule.Argentina showed moments of promise with scores from Martin Landajo and Emiliano Boffelli in each half, but Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Toit added late gloss for South Africa.South Africa will look to maintain this form, but they must back it up when the two sides meet in Salta, scene of a surprise Springboks defeat 12 months ago, next week.Final.#PersonalRugbyChampionship #JugamosTodos #SUDvARG pic.twitter.com/wgEAB74TGN— Los Pumas (@lospumas) August 19, 2017South Africa looked the more likely in the opening exchanges but they only had two Jantjies penalties to show for their efforts.The Springboks ran the ball at every given opportunity, with Rhule particularly lively when cutting in off the right wing.However, after soaking up plenty of pressure and missing a penalty, Argentina recorded the game’s first try with a swift counter-attack.Joaquin Tuculet’s sensational break set them going before he offloaded to Boffelli on his shoulder, the winger subsequently placing a grubber kick that Landajo scooped up to score.Nicolas Sanchez missed the resulting conversion to leave the visitors one behind, but their deficit grew before the break as Skosan broke a challenge on his way to a first Springbok try.Courtnall Skosan flies over for his first Test try. #LoveRugby pic.twitter.com/dwfikqfuSc— South African Rugby (@Springboks) August 19, 2017Penalties were exchanged by Sanchez and Jantjies after the restart but South Africa slowly started to wrestle control back, and 12 minutes into the second half Rhule took the game away from Argentina.The Springboks worked the ball out to the right before Jaco Kriel unleashed the explosive Rhule, the winger showing electrifying pace to evade the Argentina defence on his way to the line.When Boffelli went over with 21 minutes remaining – Juan Martin Hernandez converting – a tense finale seemed in the offing, but home favourite Kolisi settled any nerves.The back-row forward was on hand to cap of another flowing passing move from the Springboks, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium rising to salute their local hero.Substitute Du Toit rounded off the win by burrowing his way to the line to complete a fine outing for the hosts. Photo [email protected] Caption: South Africa celebrate
The Wolfpack, who won last year’s League One competition in England and are leading the second-tier Championship league, have global ambitions and this week confirmed the signing of Darcy Lussick from Manly after he turned down approaches from rival NRL clubs.Wolfpack director of rugby, Brian Noble, told NRL.com that Toronto was keen to host an NRL club and said there would be strong local interest for a match between the Ontario-based franchise and a team from Australia or New Zealand.”We have to qualify for Super League but we are quietly confident and our aspirations are to be No.1 so we want to be engaged with the NRL and we want to be engaged with rugby right across the world,” Noble said.”Our message to NRL clubs is come to Toronto, we think the people of Toronto would love that and it will be an unbelievable experience for everyone.”If South Sydney and Wigan and the Wolfpack played a round robin in Toronto the experience for everybody would be unbelievable and it would be a sell-out.Brian NobleNoble, who enjoyed success as coach of Bradford and Wigan, as well as Great Britain, suggested an English-based Super League club could also be involved in an international tri-series in Toronto.”We want Super League clubs to come over here, that is why we are trying to qualify for Super League and we are working really hard in relation to that, but we are open and up for anything and we see the future of the game in events,” he said.”For example, if South Sydney and Wigan and the Wolfpack played a round robin in Toronto the experience for everybody would be unbelievable and it would be a sell-out. I promise you there would be no better place to do that than in the middle of Toronto.”The Wolfpack have lost just one of their opening 11 games in the Championships and need to finish in the top four to earn a place in the Qualifiers Super 8s along with the bottom four Super League clubs.From there they aim to win promotion into Super League next season and have signed Lussick to bolster their squad, which includes former NRL stars Josh McCrone, Ashton Sims, Jack Buchanan, Chase Stanley, Reni Maitua and Cory Paterson.”There was the opportunity to stay in the NRL,” Lussick told a press conference on Tuesday. “I guess the opportunity to be part of something special, the first Canadian rugby league team to hopefully enter into Super League [is why I signed].”There’s a lot of interest already over in Australia, there’s a lot of interest here in the UK and in North America, so it’s exciting times ahead.” Despite playing all of their games so far this season in England while Lamport Stadium undergoes renovations, the Wolfpack have maintained a strong social media following after averaging home crowds of 7,000 last season and their quest for Super League promotion receives regular media coverage in Canada.With all Wolfpack matches broadcast live in the UK on Premier Sports, as well as in Canada through Game TV and the CBC Sports website, the club has been able to attract sponsors on both sides of the Atlantic.”We want to create a centre of excellence for rugby in Toronto and open up North America, which is massive in relation to business,” Noble said.”The small to medium-sized companies that we have engaged with trans-Atlantic have all benefited from the connections that we have helped them to make and I’m sure Canada and North America would open their arms to the Australian and New Zealand market.”Our mantra is putting rugby balls in kids hands so we are here for rugby and if we can nail the North American market the game will really grow.”
Brazilian cities among the world’s most violentAustralian athletes have been frequently reminded of the dangers presented in Brazil.Canberra BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan had money taken from her bank accounts after her credit cards were skimmed by housekeepers when staying at a Rio hotel for an Olympic Test event last year.According to a 2015 report Brazil had the most number of violent cities of any country in the world, although Rio was not one of them.Of the top 50 cities by homicide rate worldwide, Brazil had 19, according to the Mexican Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.The US Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security in 2015 gave Rio de Janeiro a crime rating of “critical”.”Organized crime in Rio is controlled by major drug gangs, operating mainly in the favelas,” the department’s guidance states.”There have been instances of large-scale gun battles in and around the favelas during some of the police operations.” The move follows six-time Paralympian Liesl Tesch being robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in the Brazilian city on the weekend.Tesch was on a bike ride with Australian physio Sarah Ross when two men jumped in front of them and demanded money.The Australian women had their bikes stolen and were left rattled by the incident which is a reminder to athletes of the dangers they face in a city that has a long history of crime.”The Rio organisers need to introduce the extra security precautions as soon as possible before an athlete gets hurt,” Australian team chef de mission Kitty Chiller said in a statement on Tuesday.’We have written to them today asking them to address this issue.”This is not an isolated incident, athletes have been mugged while training or competing in Rio Test events and we want our athletes protected.”I am sure the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) shares our view following this latest incident.”The AOC said the Rio Organising Committee has promised a security force of 100,000 police, military and other security personnel in time for the Olympics starting on August 5. The security force will remain in place for the Paralympics which begin on September 7.Chiller said the AOC wants the security forces on the ground in Rio as soon as possible but it will continue to advise athletes how to stay safe in Rio.”Basically we are saying that if you are confronted by criminals, comply, handover your belongings and don’t argue. That is exactly what the two Paralympians did on Sunday”.The AOC is also understood to be considering imposing a curfew on all Australian athletes.Tesch expects security protocols to be stepped up again by the APC following her latest experience.”We joked about the security, but we’ve stuck by what we agreed to as a team, and when it becomes real, it’s like, wow, this is not a statistic in this city, it is a reality,” Tesch said.
The 0-1 was the prize for the intensity with which Athletic jumped into the field and that Sevilla did not know how to match. Only the arreones of Ocampos minimally disturbed the Basque centrals, with a Iñigo Martínez That was known to girdle with the Argentine. The most dangerous sevillista play in the first part was a direct corner of Banega that crashed into the crossbar. The plan of Athletic it worked without even having to approach the surroundings of Vaclik again and the minutes were falling until the end of the first act was signaled by González González. Seville Y Athletic they tied in their first game of 2020 in a duel that perfectly fulfilled the topic that there was a part for each team. In the first, Athletic stifled Sevilla and Garitano won the game to Lopetegui. In the second, the local coach reacted by tracing the scheme of his counterpart on the visiting bench and managed to balance the balance.While Garitano aligned the expected eleven in a drawing of three centrals and two points, Lopetegui did make surprising movements. The main, place Koundé on foot changed on the left-handed side instead of placing Escudero there, natural replacement of Reguilón. And from the first play he looked for the Athletic the weakness of Seville in that area, although the prize reached the quarter hour. Long ball, bad clearance of Koundé that fell at the feet of Capa so that he beat Vaclik with a good shot with the outside of his right foot. CardsReferee: José Luis González GonzálezVAR Referee: Santiago Jaime LatreCarriço (30 ‘, Yellow) Cap (70 ‘, Yellow) Lucas Ocampos (76 ‘, Yellow) Unai López (83 ‘, Yellow) Unai Núñez (84 ‘, Yellow) Íñigo Martínez (86 ‘, Yellow ChangesLuuk de Jong (45 ‘, Óliver Torres), Squire (45 ‘, Carriço), Villalibre (69 ‘, Kenan Kodro), Unai López (72 ‘, Williams), Franco Vázquez (81 ‘, Munir) According to the Basque, Sevilla had more “occasions clear to mark and it was not so. Surely we also needed to avoid the first goal, which was avoidable one hundred percent and allowed Athletic to strengthen its game plan. We wanted to achieve all three points. We deserved it clearly but it was not so. ”To the club of Nervion It is costing you at home: “The three points are worth the same at home as outside, we want to get it at home but we will continue working. Now it’s our turn and we’ll try. ” Garitano: “The point is more than deserved before a category rival”Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano is He showed “proud of the work” of his team at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, where he drew 1-1 against Sevilla, and said that “in this difficult field and with a rival in front of such a category the point is more than deserved. ““We are happy, we have drawn at the Bernabéu and in Seville. team is more than competitive, it gives face in all fields, despite We have significant casualties, and I am very proud. We have done a very complicated game to Sevilla and we are leaving with one more point than deserved, “he stressed in the press room of Sánchez Pizjuán.The rojiblanco coach considered that they were “better” than his rival in the first part, because they have “squeezed up” and “suffered very little”, although in the second it cost them “more to go out and give a couple of passes, but the team has defended the side centers well and neither does Sevilla He has done many occasions. “He admitted that in the second part “they have changed the system”, what “has not influenced too much”, although “it was very difficult to follow squeezing with the intensity of the first half “and when they stole the ball They had “less freshness to choose the pass well”.For Garitano, Athletic did “a great job” and had to “suffer in the end, but without great occasions “local, and recognized that” in the right wing was the danger, where two or three players met of category, and that’s where the goal has come, that we have done “, he lamented, having been at his own door.He said that for parties like this they have that “good alternative” of system with five defenses, which stressed that it has “worked out” before Real Madrid and today, although “in the future” they will continue with four defenders being “what best suits” its players.He was satisfied with the balance of the first round. “Forever you want more, but we have 29 points, which are many with all the difficulties what we have. With a very honest team, that squeezes, works and competes In all fields, we have earned it in the field. We would have liked get more, but now you have to try to start the second round well and add again three by three, “said Garitano. Goals0-1, 14 ‘: Cap, 1-1, 59 ‘: Unai Núñez That the plan of Lopetegui He had been shipwrecked was evident and the Sevilla coach tried to amend him at the break. Carriço, with card, and Oliver, bewildered, they stayed in the locker room so that Squire Y From Jong They will jump to the grass to try to fix the mess. Sevilla overturned and at 20 seconds Yerai He had to take a sung goal to Munir under the sticks, but Athletic knew he was going to find spaces and responded with a great play from Williams that ended in Kodro’s goal, well annulled for offside.But Sevilla was another and its right wing, a mine. Navas struck and his pass ended with a shot from From Jong to the stick. Ocampos he repeated a minute later and this time the goal did come since Nunez He unintentionally introduced it into his goal. Athletic began to lack air due to the great effort made in the first part and Garitano things ended up getting complicated when Williams He asked for the change. The only option to go against it with speed vanished Athletic, who took the tie for good and opted to fall back.Sevilla did not stop trying on the back of Jesús Navas, but Sánchez Pizjuán is not the fortress of yesteryear. The winning inertia that caused the parties to always fall from the local side in this type of duels does not exist this season and if the opponent did not score in their own door, it seemed impossible for the local goal to arrive. Athletic pulled oil with just a shot on goal and took a point that tasted much better than Sevilla.Lopetegui: “We clearly deserve the three points”Julen Lopetegui, technician Seville, valued the tie of Sevilla against the Athletic: “The first part was not good, they didn’t let us play, they played straight and they didn’t give us rhythm. They scored a second play goal, we knew it could happen. We looked for other alternatives in the second half, we were well above them and we missed that second goal. ”
United players surrounded Pawson after Roberto Firmino marked the second goal of the match, so much that it would be invalidated then by the VAR. The players claimed that Virgil Van Dijk in a jump had committed foul on David de Gea, reason why the VAR He canceled the goal.United players pounced on the referee, among them De Gea himself, who was also admonished.United has until Thursday to answer this accusation. The English football federation (FA, for their acronym in English) He has accused Manchester United for unbelieving the referee Craig pawson during the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
Locker room: “The boys were sad because the losses hurt us like the Sevillans. We weren’t having the prize we deserved but we have to have peace of mind and confidence in the work. We have to think about the final we have on Thursday before the Cluj.”Defending: “Not fitting has been important, because we came from matches where we received goals with very little.”Few changes: “We wanted to give continuity to the work we did before the Cluj and we understood that Getafe could have similar connotations.”Vaclik: “Hopefully it’s nothing serious.” Victory: “We are happy because it is a victory against a complex opponent and in a scenario where we wanted to claim as a team. We did a great job.”Coliseum: “It is a very complex field, they have it very clear and fortunately we made a good game, besides being blunt. We have made the game we needed.”
Vicente Iborra, Villarreal midfielder, has recognized that right now “nobody is clear about the issue of hands”, ensuring that it is something that one must “seek unanimity in this subject”. For Iborra, the VAR is that: “nobody is clear about the criteria of the hands. If there is a natural gesture that tells you that you do not want to make hands, put them behind your back. It’s what Pau did and they punished penalty. He can’t cut them. I don’t know, there is no single criterion. It is a fuss for everyone and is something that must be clarified to reach that unique criterion, “he said.Streak of two defeats: I think we can extract very positive things from both parties. Now we have a very important game at home. If we win, we get hooked to the top positions again. We would look forward to the positions above. Now, we only think of Leganés. It is true that many things have happened, but we have to try to improve as a team. There are other people’s aspects that do not depend on us. We must be stronger, go over all the obstacles that are presented to us and pull forward because we cannot do anything under certain circumstances.VAR: “I do not want to create controversy because I think that each week they benefit and harm someone. This week it is our turn to be harmed. In the game the other day, there are several key moves that decant the game. I was very even. If I had continued the tie marker would have had our chances. These actions force you to come back and are difficult to understand because we have the VAR that serves to analyze and rectify certain decisions, but it is not being done. No one is clear about the criteria of the hands. a natural gesture that tells you that he does not want to make hands is to put them behind his back, it’s what Pau did and they took a penalty. He can’t cut them. I don’t know, there’s no single criterion. It’s a fuss for everyone and it’s something that it must be clarified to reach that unique criterion. “We penalize the goals against: “Offensively, throughout the season, we have been a team that generates chances, finds goal and scores goals. We are penalized a lot by the chances of the rivals. With little, sometimes, they hurt us a lot. It is something that we must improve and work. I think that nobody likes not to know what happens in each action, it would be good for everyone, the arbitration committee should make it clear what the unique criterion is, players and fans must be clear about it, especially having a tool like the VAR that allows analyzing the plays and be fair. If it is not, and we do not use it well, I prefer human error. I hope that it is corrected and that some guidelines are given so that we are all clear about what happens in each action. “ Coronavirus: “It would be very brave to comment without being an expert on the subject. I fully trust the competent professionals in this area. We take preventive measures to prevent it from spreading. Honestly, I do not understand that matches are held behind closed doors when other events are held. that can also cause the spread of the virus. I think it would be very alarming for a situation in which we should have respect, but not dramatize. We want to play with our fans. Playing at home is very important. It would not seem fair or right for them to be played some games behind closed doors and others not. “ Europe Objective: “We are very excited. We are in the most important phase to reach the final goal, after a lot of work. What we want is to win again against a very demanding opponent who plays his chances of going down. He will not make things easy for us. “If we do things right, we will be able to achieve victory. If we do, we will put ourselves in a beautiful situation to face our goal with expectations and enthusiasm.”Leganés: “He is a very tough opponent. He plays his options of maintaining the category. Nowadays it is very difficult to win a game. We must be prepared for everything that can happen. Having a prepared mind, let’s start winning or losing. The game lasts 90 minutes and can be decided at any minute. We are aware of the difficulty of the crash. “March games: “We cannot think beyond the Leganés. We have a very demanding calendar. At home, we have to be a strong team, which wins the matches and lets out few points. If we do so and try to improve the visits, we can get the objective. We just have to think about Sunday’s game. Don’t look further. “Home key: “Despite the defeats of the last two games, we have seen that we are able to win any team away from home. We must improve certain aspects that penalize us, but outside the home we can also score points. Everything happens to win at home against him Leganés. It would be three moral points to face the clash against RC Celta de Vigo, which will be very complicated by the situation they are going through. “
Goals1-0, 42 ‘: Wijnaldum, 2-0, 93 ‘: Roberto Firmino, 2-1, 96 ‘: Marcos Llorente, 2-2, 105 ‘: Marcos Llorente, 2-3, 120 ‘: Morata This is The Kop.The stands roared, Atlético barely had the ball. Suffering did not suffer, but Thomas set the alarms on every ball he lost, and there were many, they were all. Liverpool turned them into side centers, as if in these three weeks they had only seen one thing: the game of a year ago in Turin. Arnold grazed the goal with a low cross shot that found the saving hand of so many times, Oblak’s. Where Philip did not arrive, again immense, the Slovenian was everywhere. He caught in two times that first shot of Mané, he took out his fists to repel that lateral center that was poisoning. For Correa and Lodi it was torture to defend the right wing of the European champion. Those Arnold and Salah plus Oxlade-Chamberlain. Although Thomas, at that time, had put the losses aside, he was already going from less to more.Two minutes before the break, it exploded in The kop so much pent-up tension. Liverpool achieved what they had been looking for 43 ‘: match Saúl’s goal in the first leg. Wijnaldum headed the umpteenth lateral center where Oblak would not reach. 1-0. Tie tie. The party remained in that intermediate sensation for Klopp and Cholo. Between panic and euphoria, dust or rooms.This is Munich.The howl of the stadium traveled in all boots red nothing else to return the party. Atlético only found shelter in Oblak’s gloves, which he saved and saved. Now before Oxlade-Chamberlain, then before Firmino. In between, Cholo introduced Llorente in the match and removed Costa. The Atleti was back to eleven and, without knowing it, began to write the victory of this tie although, at that moment, everything seemed against. Because, while the sky turned the rain into hail, only bombs fell on the Oblak goal. Robertson hits the crossbar at point-blank range. Arnold’s lash. Everything from Liverpool. Corners, disputes, Atlético’s lost balls. This is It was no longer Anfield. This is it was Munich, that siege. ChangesMarcos Llorente (55 ‘, Diego Costa), Milner (81 ‘, Oxlade-Chamberlain), Vrsaljko (90 ‘, Trippier), Morata (102 ‘, João Félix), Fabinho (105 ‘, Henderson), Divock Origi (105 ‘, Wijnaldum), Gimenez (105 ‘, Correa), Minamino (112 ‘, Roberto Firmino) This is Anfield.Before feeling it, Atlético read it. This is Anfield. A threat written in capital letters. Anfield, that deafening scream in a Europe silenced by the coronavirus. The You’ll never walk alone he howled, a threat of war. The kop with Klopp as conductor. He had three weeks with these 90 ‘tie in the lead. But as soon as the game began, João took the ball and, with the spark that distinguishes the genius, leaked it to Costa, which sent him outside, a foot from the stick. His presence at eleven was Cholo’s surprise. Costa and not Morata. De Bestia only had this move. Betting on Costa today is shooting yourself in the foot, playing with one less.Atlético left ordered but with a problem: Thomas losses, Liverpool chances. Klopp had imagined the match as if it had been shot by Sam Mendes, a sequence shot of an endless war in the gusty rain. As if Bill Shankly himself had whispered in his ear: “Just go outside and fill the place with grenades”. His surprise at eleven was Oxlade-Chamberlain by Fabinho. It was a cluster bomb between the lines, associated with Arnold and Salah to break the red and white pressure and create superiorities. In waves, Liverpool was locking Atleti in the trench. CardsReferee: Danny MakkelieVAR Referee: Jochem KamphuisTrent Alexander-Arnold (118 ‘, Yellow) Morata (118 ‘, Yellow) Saul (119 ‘, Yellow Llorente tried to give energy to an Atleti who lasted the ball less than anything. The game was like a huge red light for the rojiblancos while Liverpool continued to violently look for another gap for Oblak. Robertson upstairs, Mané, Salah everywhere and Liverpool filling with shrapnel all the moments, unbearable. That Atleti came into overtime seemed like a miracle. And more so it seemed that Saul’s header that slipped through the squad at the last moment. But it was not worth. Offside. Extension. The heroic began.This is the Atleti.This, precisely this. Because the extension began and Firmino was 2-0. It seemed the end. Nothing further. Why This is the Atleti and Adrián gave a ball to João who saw Correa offside and waited to Llorente. His was the ball and the right hand. 2-1. Madness, Atleti in quarters and 3,000 rojiblancos silencing The kop. And sent another, before the break from extra time. Another right hand that broke the net and the throats. Welcome, Marcos, to history. Liverpool needed two goals, all the siege in vain, before and after. No one knows how to suffer like Atleti. This Atleti that two months ago only a few madmen believed in. “But there is nothing more beautiful than the victory of a loser.” Enric González wrote it. Simeone took him back to the grass on another one of those nights that he likes so much. Nights for history, nights of Europe. Eating the coconut, the champion of Europe. Why this is the athletic and the Atleti always returns. Especially when nobody expects it. Neither that closing, Morata goal, several minutes lame. As if not to celebrate it. Lolololololo.
Problems are looming for some clubs in England and not just because of pay cuts. The pandemic of coronavirus It is having a great impact on the financial aspect of football, and as explained in Daily MailThis also carries over to the sponsors.As with the players, Advertising agreements, whether it is the brand of clothing you wear or advertising on the chest or sleeves, are usually signed until the end of June. But if this season lengthens, it is possible that there are t-shirts that stop showing off their sponsors and therefore, that some teams earn less money than they expected.This is not the case for clubs that have long contracts with companies, but with those that end this year (there are five who change sponsor on the front of the shirt and five who change the sponsor on the sleeve), since there is no clause in these contracts that makes them stay together until the end of the season, although some of them probably risk losing the bonus for objectives. It is the case of Newcastlewho will stop dressing Cougar (£ 6.5m a year) as well as sporting advertising for Fun88 (6.5 million) on the chest or that of StormGain (1 million) up his sleeve. It is assumed that when those contracts expire, Mike Ashley will make them wear SportsDirect.com, the great sportswear chain of United Kingdom which he owns. But just like Watford will stop wearing Adidas or Chelsea will change Yokohama Tires for the telephone company Three, Liverpool will also change brands And while some clubs would be courteous to their sponsors, at Anfield it may be settled in court.And it is that for months, New Balance and Nike have a legal battle over who dresses Liverpool. Nike should start sponsoring them next season, but if the season is extended, the American company will not yield.There are many millions at stake and all companies will do well if they manage to carry out their strategies in the midst of a crisis, at the same time that the clubs obtain a large amount of financing from it, either with fixed income or depending on the objectives. Something that will not only happen in the Premier League, but also in the Santander League, Serie A, the Bundesliga or Ligue 1.