September 27, 2020

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART VIDEO BOARD AT SANTA ANITA TO BE UNVEILED FOR AUTUMN MEET OPENER, FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

first_imgPROVIDED BY DAKTRONICS, LED DISPLAY IS MAJOR UPGRADE OVER ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGYARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2019)–With opening day for its 23-day Autumn Meet fast approaching, Santa Anita Park has installed a new state-of-the-art LED Infield video board, which will offer viewers dramatically improved brightness and visual clarity.Manufactured and installed by Daktronics, America’s leading manufacturer of outdoor LED (light-emitting diode) boards, this new 30′ x 54′ display contains 648,000 total 15 mm pixels, the optimum size for a board of this scope, ensuring an improved view of the races and all video content throughout the race day. Due to the breadth of this project, the previous board was removed in August and the new board was installed last month while the Santa Anita stable area was closed.Based in Brookings, South Dakota, Daktronics employs 2,500 people and parts are made in the USA. Daktronics is the preferred vendor for 21 of 31 NFL stadiums and 22 of 30 Major League Baseball parks throughout the United States.Santa Anita, which will be hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will also be offering fans several other major new amenities, such as its Stretch Run Suites and Trackside Terrace Dining and Seating, at a cost of more than $5 million.(Santa Anita was the first racetrack in America to install an Infield video board in 2001).For additional information on Santa Anita’s 2019 Autumn Meet and two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Eddie Howe says Mark Travers can’t go out on loan as he is ‘too important’

first_imgEDDIE HOWE has shot down any chance of Mark Travers going out on loan as he has insisted the Irish international is ‘too important’ to Bournemouth.Howe made the comments while speaking to the Bournemouth Echo.1 Travers starred last season against SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe said: “No thoughts of loaning Mark. He is too important to us at the moment.”I understand he will desperately want to play. I’d want all my players to desperately want to play.”But we have to make a decision together of what’s right for him next.”He added: “He’s a fantastic lad.INSTANT IMPRESSION”A great worker, very focused on improving himself, which is what we’ve told him he needs to do – just focus on him and be the best Mark Travers that he can be.”He’s done that every day.”Travers burst onto Irish football fans’ consciousness in May when he made a man of the match performance in his Premier League debut against Spurs.Afterwards he admitted he had felt right at home.He said: “I found out I was playing yesterday morning, the gaffer pulled me in.FELT COMFORTABLE”Surprisingly there weren’t too many nerves, I’m surprised myself, but I felt comfortable out there and enjoyed every minute.”Your first save in the Premier League is always unbelievable so I’ll always remember that.”MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidIn doing so, he became the youngest goalkeeper to feature in the Premier League since Joe Hart made his Manchester City debut in 2006.He was snapped up by the Cherries from Shamrock Rovers in 2016.The Kildare man made his senior debut for Ireland in a friendly against Bulgaria in September, before winning another in November’s exhibition with New Zealand.last_img read more

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Beale ruled out of Brisbane Tens

first_imgBeale was ruled out of the Brisbane Tens with an elbow injury, less than a day after being named in the Waratahs squad for the tournament.The 29-year-old is one of the tournament’s promotional ambassadors, suffered the injury in training last week and was unable to shake it off in time.Beale will still travel with the team and fulfil his ambassadorial role but his absence on the field is a blow to the tournament, with many teams already reluctant to bring their top-line stars.Hayman said it was disappointing to see a draw card like Beale pull out.”It’s important – people want to see stars playing and it’s a shame that he’s not going to be there,” he said.”The details around that I don’t really want to comment on but he’s a guy that has been around and played at an international level for a good amount of time”He brings a bit of wow factor so it’s obviously a shame that he’s not going to be there.”Brisbane would have been Beale’s first run with the Waratahs since he injured his knee playing for the side in 2016, before a stint in England, but that return will have to wait.“I’m absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to take the field,” Beale said.“I’ve been looking to this tournament from the moment I re-signed with the Waratahs.”It was going to be a real highlight of the season, so I’m bitterly disappointed to miss out.”Beale’s Wallabies teammate Samu Kerevi was full of praise for Beale, having played with him during last year’s Test season.”Kurtley is an exceptional player,” he said.”Especially playing with him on the Spring Tour for the first time for myself playing alongside him – he has an exceptional brain and the way he looks at footy.”You won’t see him in the Tens but you will see him at Super Rugby.”Beale will be monitored in the coming days to determine his availability for the Waratahs’ final Super Rugby trial against the Rebels on February 15 and round one a week later.The Waratahs play the Chiefs, Highlanders and French side, Pau in their Brisbane Tens pool matches.last_img read more

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Knights v Rabbitohs: Schick Preview

first_imgThe Knights have spent over four months in the losers’ circle but none of that matters when the club’s legends are in town, with Newcastle winning 12 of their last 16 final games of a season at Hunter Stadium. The club’s ex-players would’ve been proud for 55 minutes of the Knights’ loss to the Titans in Round 24. It’s just a shame the first 25 were not up to standard. Newcastle will aim to rectify that with the return of veteran playmaker Jarrod Mullen, who comes in for Will Pearsall. Cory Denniss replaces the suspended Nathan Ross on the wing while Sione Mata’utia returns in the back row at the expense of Mickey Paea. Knights hooker Danny Levi will miss out on farewelling retiring co-captain Jeremy Smith after undergoing back surgery on Monday. Pat Mata’utia replaces him on the bench. South Sydney are certainly no easy beats and are coming off a massive fortnight of wins over finals hopefuls Cronulla and the Warriors. Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire has named an unchanged 17 but will bring along an extended bench of Zane Musgrove, Dave Tyrrell and Cameron McInnes for Souths’ first trip to Newcastle in four years. Watch out Knights: All four of the Titans’ tries came from forwards, through simple hit-ups and plays, against Newcastle. Ryan James, Chris McQueen and Luke Douglas are excellent players in their own right but they’re no Sam Burgess. The England international was at his destructive best against Cronulla (181 metres, 50 tackles).Watch out Rabbitohs: One positive for Newcastle remains the rising star of Queensland representative Dane Gagai. The 25-year-old’s form took a hit earlier this year when he was shifted to fullback. But since moving back to the centres Gagai has been a man on a mission. Against the Titans last week Gagai held steady in defence up against cousin Josh Hoffman and broke 14 tackles with the ball in hand. Key Match-Up: Tyler Randell v Damien Cook – Cook has been a rock for the Rabbitohs over the past fortnight. With halfback Adam Reynolds failing to finish his past two games, Cook has had to take control of the Rabbitohs’ attack from dummy half. Cook is finally hitting his straps and he’ll come up against Tyler Randell, who is likely to play the entire 80 minutes for the first time since Round 1 in Danny Levi’s absence. The History: Played 38; Knights 25, Rabbitohs 13. The Knights have lost their past six games to the Rabbitohs dating back to Round 18, 2012. They last faced off in March where Souths emerged 48-6 victors. Coincidentally, while the Knights’ Old Boys Day record is amazing, the last time the Rabbitohs played at Hunter Stadium (in 2012) they ruined Newcastle’s final home game celebrations with an 18-6 win. What are the Odds: Nine out of every 10 bets have been on South Sydney according to Sportsbet. Rabbitohs 13-plus is the way punters are going. There’s not even any love for the Knights at the line. Latest odds at Sportsbet.com.auMatch Officials: Referee: Henry Perenara. Assistant Referee: Jon Stone. Sideline Officials: Dave Ryan and Clayton Sharpe. Televised: Channel Nine – Live Coverage from 3:30pm; Fox Sports 1 – Live Coverage from 4pm. The way we see it: The Rabbitohs have bucked the Old Boys Day trend before and they’re in good enough form to do it again. Newcastle have lost their past 16 games and recent form suggests they won’t be able to contend with South Sydney’s recent defensive dexterity. Souths have beaten finals hopefuls the Sharks and Warriors over the past fortnight, and should have no issues dealing with the Knights. Souths by 10 points.last_img read more

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1×1 Espanyol: David López and Wu Lei polish the Espanyol de Abelardo

first_imgVictor Gomez: No stridency, but successful in all the balls he touched. He played ahead of Javi López to help him with defensive tasks and signed a meeting that confirms him. It was the first change.David López: He participated in the center of the field and showed that he has returned from the Christmas holidays ready to be a key piece in the struggle for permanence. Well to the cut, in the distribution and also marked. Great head goal.Marc Roca: Abelardo has managed to play the right key to recover his best version. I hope I don’t know about a single day. He was well physically, willing, sacrificed and successful. He put the center in the goal of David Lopez.Melendo: He did not participate as much as he would have liked in the creation of the game, but he showed himself in specific moments and was successful. Well in that darker job that is defensive.Darder: He tempered the game and knew how to speed it up when he played. He tried several orientation changes. He ran, fought and helped his teammates. Full duel and in the second half he had more contact with the ball.Calleri: He barely had scoring chances because when his teammates found him he was excessively thrown into the band, but he signed a hopeful match. He fought and fought with the Barça defender. Good duel and forced the second yellow of De Jong.Vargas: He tried to be vertical and dangerous and attended Wu Lei for 2-2.Iturraspe: He replaced David López in the spinal cord and put temper and marked the line.Wu Lei: In 77 ’he had a good chance to tie and did so in 88’ with a great cross shot. He unleashed the euphoria of the stands. Diego López: He was safe and stopped most of Barcelona’s rush. In the aerial actions it gave a lot of security. He allied himself with stick in the first half before a shot by Luis Suarez, but he could not avoid 1-1 after the break. The 1-2 surprised him. He avoided 1-3. Javi López: His first half was to frame. He perfectly controlled his area and demonstrated a commendable tranquility with the ball at his feet. In the second half he suffered a little more because Alba went more to the attack.Naldo: He was successful in the actions in which he had to go to court and was always predisposed to help his teammates in the first half. Good in aerial actions. In the second half he appeared somewhat cold and was not so blunt. He gave an extra meter to Luis Suarez in the 1-1.Bernard: Exceeded with note the stake against Luis Suarez in the first half. It is true that there were actions in which he danced, as in which the Barca striker threw the stick, but it was correct and gave security. After the break, with Barça more to attack suffered.Dídac Vilà: He gave security and peace of mind in the left wing in the first half. He was successful in actions in which he had to go to court and added himself to the attack. In 1-2 he was surprised by Vidal.last_img read more

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Nadal – Thiem live: Australian Open, live

first_imgNadal Preview – Thiem: Australian Open 2020Yet another yr, Rafa Nadal reaches the quarterfinals of the Australian Open providing improbable sensations in his sport. As with Kyrgios within the spherical of 16, the Balearic could have a troublesome opponent on the opposite facet of the monitor: Dominic Thiem Each know one another nicely since they’ve confronted as much as 13 events with a stability clearly favorable to Nadal: 9-4.Rafael NadalThe Balearic arrives at its greatest second of the match to this assembly. For emotions, stage of tennis and confidence is evident favourite to victory. Regardless of struggling put on virtually Four hours earlier than Kyrgios, closing such a troublesome sport at all times provides you an injection of elementary morals within the face of your subsequent assembly, along with the truth that Carlos Moyá’s pupil has had two entire days of relaxation. He should be aggressive and distribute the heights of the ball nicely, since Thiem has an influence in his strokes as few.Dominic ThiemThe Austrian arrives thrown into this match. He suffered within the first rounds of the match, with a considerably irregular tennis, nevertheless it has sneaked into quarters like a shot after hitting a top-10 like Monfils within the spherical of 16. As well as, this spherical assumes his greatest consequence so far in an Australian Open. Its efficiency, with a stable sport from the underside and flat strokes, is similar to what Nadal can provide on a tough monitor. Nadal and Thiem already know their opponent within the semifinals !!! The German awaits you Alexander Zverev, that surpassed Stan Wawrinka to achieve his first semifinals of grand slam. The nose to nose between the 2 gamers favors Spanish, who dominates by 9-4 after 13 clashes. Good morning and welcome to the live narration of the match between Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem !!!center_img The duel corresponds to the Australian Open quarterfinals and can start not earlier than 09:30 on the Rod Laver Area in Melbourne. Final minute of Nadal – Thiem: Australian Open 2020last_img read more

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Pantic: “My big dream is to train Atlético de Madrid”

first_img“Antic called me at home to tell me not to sign anything. I want you to be with me” Philosophy as a technician: “I am not a coach of the Spanish school, nor of the Serbian. I was more inclined to the Dutch. Direct and specific orders, without thinking so much about the system. That is more for the official photo before the game. I care more what happens in the game. “Experience at Atlético B: “The first five days of preseason with Atlético B were the hardest and hardest in my professional life. I met up to 36 players. 29 of the squad and 7 who were on trial. We went up to Los Angeles de San Rafael to train in a campito. And when I say campito it is because it was; it did not have the usual dimensions. There I had to prepare a training for 36 players, almost without space for everyone. To prepare for training in these conditions, I hardly slept the night before “The hardest part of being a coach: “I thought, at first, at least that’s how they told me, that the club would be communicated to the discarded. But no. The sports director did not do that function either. In the end I had to be the one to tell the kids. “Pressure as a technician: “There was also the added pressure because of what people expect from you. I had enjoyed great moments as an Atlético de Madrid player, but if the results weren’t good, it wasn’t going to last long there.”Exit through the back door: “Sign us a great season where a great generation of players got together. There was, for example, Saúl; Manquillo, who has had a great international career. At the end of the season, he had one more year of contract and the club, for things I made the decision not to renew myself. The explanation was that I was not a coach for Segunda B, but for a bigger team. I did not share that argument, but I accepted it without getting angry. “He dreams of training Atlético: “My great dream remains intact: to train Atlético de Madrid. And I am sure that moment will come. I am a very ambitious person who, sooner or later, ends up achieving what he wants.” The Serbian player now narrates, in the first person, to The Coaches’ Voice how his arrival at Atlético was conceived and his first months in the discipline of Atlético. ‘An unfinished story’ It is his story and his dreams, at 53 years old.Radomir Antic: “Our story begins at the Partizan in Belgrade. He was the coach, ‘El Maestro’ as I call him. After a while, he went to the Spanish League, with Zaragoza, and I played Greece, Panionios “Panionios: “Really the season 1994-1995 was being very good for me, perhaps the best in my career as a player: 20 assists and 17 goals. I had one more year of contract with Panionios and the club had the intention of prolonging it. Also I had two offers on the table, one from the Belgian league and one from France. “Antic’s Call: “Antic asked me for a video to see how he was playing at Panionios .. I said to him: ‘Coach, that is going to be very difficult, nobody keeps that kind of thing here.’ One day I met a Greek journalist who worked on TV and I told him to prepare a tape of my four years in Greece. I sent it to Antic. It wasn’t even two days after he called me back to tell me not to sign anything. Now I am negotiating with some teams and I want you to be with me “ Preseason 1995: “I went to Serbia to do the preseason with Panionios. The toughest of my life. We had a Romanian coach, Inre Jemey, who won the European Cup final in Seville with Steaua from Bucharest. It was great, but very hard. We had up to three training sessions in the same day. In the middle of the concentration I found out that Antic had signed for Atlético de Madrid. Names began to appear in the press: Robert Prosinecki, Enzo Scifo … So many more names. But not mine, and I without knowing anything about Antic. “Athletic transfer: “When he returned from the preseason, he contacted me again, with a very clear message: ‘I want to sign you for Atlético. And it will be like this.’ I had one more year of contract with Panionios and I called the president: ‘I know how It is Jesús Gil and everything that is said about him as president of Atlético, but I have to prove it. I think I am worth it for this. “I was curious to know if he really was ready to play at that level. My signing for Atlético de Madrid it was a fate thing, a story you could make a movie about. “ Simeone: “In that team I had Simeone as a roommate. A competitive player to the maximum, always with a winning mentality. That helped us a lot to the rest, and also, the year of the double scored many goals even though it was not his specialty A basic piece within the team At Atlético del doblete we were all Antic collaborators Each of us had to do our job for the good of the group Simeone did his perfect job, and he is doing it now as a coach His results speak for yes alone. “Difficulties to be a coach: “I had prepared very hard for this new step, becoming aware of what I wanted to do even before I stopped playing. However, it was not easy to get the title out. Unlike many other professional players, I could not do the course intensive offered by the Federation. It did not meet the requirements. So I had to go the way that most coaches go. Three years of preparation where I learned a lot about Spanish football. “ “Simeone is doing a perfect job now. Her results speak for themselves.” Milinko Pantic made history in the Atlético de Madrid of the double and it was a personal bet of Radomir Antic. One of the most loved players by the rojiblanca fans, despite the fact that he only wore the elastic mattress three seasons. Before he was a hero of Panionios Greek and world promise from its beginnings in the Partizán. He was coach of the Atlético subsidiary in the 2011-2012 campaign.last_img read more

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245 million to the market

first_img“In this summer window, exchange operations are predicted. There will not be so much money, so much cash, but there will be more player exchanges.” The phrase, spoken by Josep Maria Bartomeu, is a declaration of intent of what Barça intends when it comes to attacking the transfer market of the 2020-21 season. With the threat of accumulating losses due to the consequences of the health crisis; and with the forecast of being forced to lower its budget that had exceeded 1,000 million euros, Barça’s sports management, led by Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes, will have to do an important exercise in creativity to incorporate new faces. The preferred ones, as it is already public, Neymar and Lautaro.This is where a long list of players comes into play who will become barter this summer at Can Barça. Up to nine are on the list. Its total value, according to the specialized website transfermarkt, is 245.5 million euros. Number one on the list is Ousmane Dembélé. Barça have already thrown in the towel with the Frenchman, and although he will publicly maintain that he has the player, he wants to use it as a bargaining chip. With an estimated loss of six months, Barça is aware that it has lowered its cartel but that specialized websites still give it significant market value. Specifically, 56 million euros. At 22, he is still recoverable with the player, but at Barça he seems to be cursed. Barça already offered Dembélé last year within the Neymar operation, but PSG did not bite the hook. Of course, he will re-enter the proposal by the Brazilian and also the one made by Lautaro to Inter. Philippe Coutinho shares the first position in the transferable ranking at Barça. Although there is speculation that Chelsea or Leicester may make an important offer for the Brazilian, which logically would be accepted with pleasure by the institution, the player on loan at Bayern is also considered in the club as a possible currency. At 27, its market value is also 56 million euros.On a second step, names like Semedo, Junior, Umtiti, Vidal, Rakitic or Braithwaite appear. The Portuguese, with a market value of 32 million, is one of the club’s best assets. Last season it was already intended by Atlético de Madrid before the mattress makers signed Trippier. Barça made it clear that it would not accept offers below 50 million euros, but its price is still high and although Barça has the Portuguese in good regard, he knows that he has Emerson (Betis) in the bedroom. So if necessary, Semedo will also be on Barça’s trade list. Junior’s case is more surprising. He has only been playing for Barça for a year and has a market value of 20 million euros, higher than his initial cost (the Barça club paid 18 million euros plus 12 in variables). However, it is also on the exit ramp. It is one of the paradigmatic examples of the change in philosophy of Barça, which has made it clear that it is no longer a finalist club and that it will treat footballers as merchandise if necessary.Clearer are the cases of Arturo Vidal and Rakitic. The Chilean has been sought by Inter two years ago, but his market value is not high (11 million) and, since his record is high, it would be necessary to see if he would be convinced to enter any exchange operation. It is the same case as that of Rakitic, whose relationship with the directive is very deteriorated (it is only necessary to remember his reflection after the closing of the winter market) and that he will decide his future independently. Its market value is still holding at 20 million euros.Three more cases of players that fall within the profile of hypothetical exchanges. The first is Braithwaite. His signing was an emergency and, despite the fact that Barça signed a long contract (2024) with a very high clause (300 million), it will also be released. There is even speculation with a clause established in his contract in which the Danish agrees to be transferred this summer. None of the parties has confirmed it, but it is a certainty that the Danish, valued at just 9.5 million euros by specialized websites, will also be offered by Barça for possible barter.A different matter is Samuel Umtiti. Improved his problems in the left knee but with a physique that is not yet reliable, nor is it non-transferable at Barça. But that does not mean that it is easy to enter into an operation. Umtiti has a very high profile at Barça and no club in Europe is going to reach those figures. Placing it would not be easy. Its market value is 32 million euros. Finally, Todibo, valued at nine million by traskermarkt, is also on the market. Loaned at Schalke until the end of the season, Barça is looking for a central defender for the next season and the transfer or transfer of Todibo is also on the list of possible operations at Barça. Nine players put by Bartomeu in the showcase. Barter meat.last_img read more

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Portugal already has to extend the season to July

first_imgPortuguese football could return to stadiums in June or July to conclude the ten pending league days, according to Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa.Costa advanced today during an interview with the Portuguese weekly “Expresso” that the Portuguese League intends to end the season during the months of June and June, so He was optimistic to meet these dates, while raising the fans’ return to the stadiums, although with a series of restrictions. “For the public there are several solutions, it can be totally behind closed doors or with reserved places (members with their own seats) distributed throughout the stadium”, stated the prime minister.Portugal prepares the progressive recovery of the country’s activity from May with a script that chases “resuscitate without uncontrolling”, as António Costa warned, since “virus does not hibernate in summer”.The Portuguese country has until today a total of 687 fatalities (30 more than yesterday) and 19,685 infections (663 more than the previous day).last_img read more

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Lardín: “Chen will know about football when he is many years old”

first_imgThat is why, he points out, that “those who rule” must always assume their share of responsibility. For example, if you end up confirming the decline (“if LaLiga resumes, we will have trouble saving ourselves“, he predicts). And at the top of the hierarchical pyramid is the president and owner. “Chen (Yansheng) is not a soccer man, he will begin to know when he has been linked to soccer for many years. But he is the owner of the club““Durán will not make budgets contingent on savings”It’s that simple, says Lardín, who estimates that the club “this year has not lived up to it”, when signing in winter what he did not sign in summer, “and many and very valuable days have been lostHowever, he says of the current director of professional football, Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete, than “he will do a very good job for Espanyol if they give him time“And in a very similar line it is expressed about the CEO since last January, José María Durán, with whom he already coincided at the time of Joan Collet in the presidency. “Durán is a soccer man“Unlike Chen,” who knows the dispatches very well and is very well connected. It is not going to make budgets contingent on saving money, but on making a template that saves money by winning games“sentence. “I don’t see myself going back to Espanyol. It’s the reality. As the club is structured, it is impossible that I can return“Direct as usual, Jordi Lardín He expresses himself without detours or circumlocutions when asked about the club where he made his debut in First as a player and of which he was first coordinator of the youth team and later, sports director between 2016 and 2018. “I don’t think my departure was motivated by sports issues“he shoots, in an interview with the Juvenil 1991 for the space ‘La caula perica’. “The team was saved,” he argues, about that dismissal that he accepted as a soccer man but did not understand. “I had a very bad time“He admits. He points out that many attribute Mario Hermoso as his best signing (he reached zero cost and Espanyol ended up receiving 12.5 million from his sale to Atlético de Madrid), but he is especially proud of having shielded youth squads like Marc Roca, Óscar Melendo, Aarón Martín or Marc Navarro. Although the reinforcements could have been more extensive, especially in the summer of 2017: “We speak with Borja Valero, Éver Banega, Albiol, Mariano was walking through the Cornellà box… They are footballers who wanted to come, “says Lardín,” but the club’s financial situation did not allow it. “last_img read more

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