Van Dijk: “I haven’t seen a game of mine since I was 18 or 19 years old”

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk gave an interview to the Liverpool website in which he explained how Liverpool footballers live and train during confinement. The Dutch center-back, who acts as a locker room leader with Henderson, confessed that he has not seen a game of his on television since he was 18 or 19 years old. Situation during confinement: “Obviously it’s been very surreal, kind of crazy. You’ve never experienced things like this before, you see this kind of thing on TV shows or movies, things you never face. The most important thing is everyone’s safety, that’s the main thing. “Way of training: “Yes, it is totally different. The body feels different and the mentality also. This period, along with the Christmas period, is the busiest and hardest period, also mentally, of the season. Now you have no idea what It could happen, you stay home and relax, you do other things, you play other games instead of soccer … It’s a totally different mindset. You’re not in the mood to play soccer. Obviously you miss it but there’s no waiting the right time to go out again. “ 4center_img Group sessions: “The fitness department tried to set up some sessions that we can all do together through a video call and I think it’s a good idea to get back together and see each other, see each other again. Other than that, you just run and try to do at least something every day. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we do a harder session to give the body what it needs because it can get lost quickly if nothing is done for a long time. It was fun. I need more yoga. It was good to see us again We also had a brief meeting with the boss, listening to him and what he had to say. Those kinds of things also help because everyone is in uncertainty right now, nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen. But those sessions help. “Acting as captain: “These things should happen naturally, but I talk to certain guys, as I always do during the season. The same goes for the boys in the team. I try to keep in touch with them because we are all in the same situation.”Whatsapp group: “Group chat is pretty lively. It says a lot about our team, everyone is part of it, no one is afraid to say something or try to be funny.”Consequences of coronavirus: “You have to be very patient, do the right thing, and stay home. We will all get through this if we do the right thing. I don’t mean to remove the positives from this because there are still too many negatives; there are many people dying and it is horrible. Follow the rules. , the restrictions established by the governments of every country in the world. That is the only way to overcome this, and we will do it. I do not doubt that at all. “You have not seen a game of yours from the age of 18 or 19: “I don’t watch too much football. Especially since this season, I haven’t seen any games, if I’m honest. I don’t know why. I only saw a game of mine when I played one of my first meetings with the Netherlands, when I played as a right back. I couldn’t believe what I was doing at the time! I saw that comeback match because I was 18 or 19 at the time and haven’t seen them since. I miss watching football and playing, but I think it’s a little difficult. I didn’t see none of Liverpool’s games this year, I’ve seen a couple of moments, but other than that, nothing. “last_img read more

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Chelsea in relegation battle – Hiddink

first_imgLONDON (AP):Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has mentioned a word never heard at Chelsea in the Premier League era: relegation.Asked yesterday if Chelsea are in a relegation battle, Hiddink said: “It’s (a) reality.”Chelsea, which fired Jose Mourinho last month, are six points above the relegation zone in 14th place, ahead of matches against Everton and Arsenal.Hiddink says when he replaced Mourinho “we were one point off the line, relegation line, and now we have (a) little bit more” breathing space.Chelsea were relegated in 1988 but instantly returned to the topflight. A team has never been relegated straight after winning the Premier League.Meanwhile, both Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion were charged by the English Football Association yesterday with failing to control their players in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw.last_img read more

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Horse Racing Tips

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365 goals in six days of daCosta Cup – Top teams begin to make their move

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: A total of 365 goals were scored in week one of the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition, with the fancied schools already beginning to show their clout, while those of lesser quality continue staking a claim in their bid to wear the ‘upsetters’ tag for this year. Lennon High have scored 13 goals so far, the most by any school, with marquee teams such as defending champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) 12 goals and Vere Technical 11 goals occupying the next two places. Teammates Romeo Wright and Jovoney Brown of STETHS have each scored four goals (hat-tricks included) to lead the scorers’ table. Also with four goals are two Vere Tech players, David Duckworth and Ronaldo Thomas. Michael Heaven of Cornwall College has three. STETHS, along with last year’s defeated finalists Dinthill Technical and several other teams including a host of former winners including the Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis-coached Clarendon College, Rusea’s, the always dangerous Glenmuir, Vere Technical, Godfrey Stewart and Cornwall College all seemed primed for making a deep run into the next stage of the competition. BELOW THE RADAR Then there are those flying just below the radar in the likes of Lennon, Manchester, Spalding, Petersfield, Paul Bogle, Frome Technical, Kemps Hill and Garvey Maceo, anyone of which could become real threats this year. Each has looked good so far, with the competition’s second week about to get underway this afternoon with a full slate of matches scheduled. Here is how they actually stand in each zone after week one. Zone A: Cornwall College (six points) lead on goal difference over second place St James High (6). Green Pond (4) and Irwin (1) are next, while Maldon and Anchovy remain without a point at this stage. Zone B: Frome (3) lead on goal difference over Rusea’s (3), Green Island and Knockalva High are yet to log points. Zone C: Herbert Morrison (5), after three matches, lead Spot Valley (4), Cedric Titus (4), Muschett (4), William Knibb (2) and Holland (1). Zone D: Petersfield (6) lead on goal difference over Godfrey Stewart (6), Little London (5), Grange Hill (4), Manning’s (4) and Maud McLeod yet to secure a point. Zone E: STETHS (6) lead on goal difference over Lacovia (6), Munro (1), Newell (1), Maggotty and Black River yet to score a point. Zone F: Manchester (6) lead on goal difference over BB Coke (6), Mile Gully (6), Belair, DeCarteret and Cross Keys without any points at this stage. Zone G: Spalding (9) lead over Holmwood (6), Christiana (3), Bellefield (3), Alston (3) and May Day High (3). Zone H: Lennon (6) lead on goal difference ahead of Clarendon College (6), Edwin Allen (3), Thompson Town (3), Knox and Claud McKay (0) point. Zone I: Marcus Garvey (6), Steer Town (4), A. Gallimore (3), Browns Town (3), York Castle (1) and Ocho Rios (0) point. Zone J: Iona High (6), Horace Clarke (5), Tacky High (5), St. Mary High (4), Brimmervale (2) and St. Mary Tech (1). Zone K: Dinthill (6) lead ahead of Ewarton (6), McGrath (3), Charlemont (1), Guys Hill (1) and Bog Walk (0) point. Zone L: Port Antonio (6), lead on goal difference over Fair Prospect (6), Oracabessa (3), Titchfield and Happy Grove (0) points. Zone M: Glenmuir (6) lead on goal difference over Garvey Maceo (6), Denbigh (6), Foga Road, Porus and Winston Jones are yet to log a point. Zone N: Vere Tech (6) lead on goal difference over Kemps Hill (6), Central High (3), Old Harbour (3), Bustamante (1) and Tacius Golding (1). Zone O: Paul Bogle (9), Seaforth (7), Robert Lightbourne (6), Morant Bay (2), St. Thomas Tech (1) and Yallahs (0) point.last_img read more

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Victory keeps Jonathan Grant on course

first_imgJonathan Grant High continued their impressive run when they tagged Ardenne High 3-1 in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup Group D football match at Barbican Complex yesterday. The winners won courtesy of goals by Isaac Scott in the 15th minute, Tyrone Small (37th) and Jermaine Shorter (56th). Ardenne pulled a goal back through substitute Rushawn Smith in the 89th minute. Ardenne ended the game with 10 players after John-Christoff Pringle was issued a red card for violent conduct in the 86th minute. Jonathan Grant was the better team and Shorter was instrumental in his team’s victory that pushed them onto 13 points, while Ardenne remain on seven points. “The performance today was very good. We came out as a team and fought hard for the win,” Shorter told The Gleaner. “It was an important win for us as the goings is tight in the group. Our aim is to finish on top in the group and move onto the other stage. We are also eyeing the Super Cup spot,” the 18-year-old fifth-form student said. Oneil Thomas, Jonathan Grant’s head coach, praised his team for their performance. “It was more of a spirited performance than the last couple games. The mental part of the game was better. We have two home games coming up, so we will be working on getting maximum points,” Thomas said. Ardenne’s head coach, Harold Thomas, says his team will continue fighting in the remaining four games. “We will continue to fight. The loss is a serious setback to our ambition of advancing from the group. We gave up three soft goals,” Harold Thomas said. KTHS 1 Dunoon 0 Camperdown 1 Jose Marti 1 Wolmer’s 6 Edith Dalton James 0 Ardenne 1 Jonathan Grant 3 Bridgeport 0 Calabar 2 Kingston College 5 St Mary’s College 0 Pembroke Hall 0 Haile Selassie 2 Meadowbrook 0 St Catherine 2 Yesterday’s Resultslast_img read more

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More sports in brief

first_img BASSETERRE, Guadeloupe (CMC): President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), Brian Lewis, has been elected interim president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC). Lewis was elected unanimously at the organisation’s annual general assembly in Guadeloupe on Sunday, following the resignation of former president, Steve Stoute of Barbados, after 17 years at the helm. Stoute led the organisation since its opening years as the Caribbean Caucus of National Olympic Committees in 1999 to the official establishment of CANOC in 2003. Lewis will serve until the CANOC extraordinary general meeting scheduled for Barranquilla, Colombia, in February 2017. Astra Singh of the Suriname Olympic Committee was elected to the CANOC executive to fill the vacancy left by Stoute. Singh is the first woman to serve on the CANOC executive. Watford face probe LONDON (AP): English football authorities are investigating newspaper allegations that Watford supplied falsified financial information to allow Italian businessman Gino Pozzo to become the club’s owner. The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday it has obtained a forged bank letter submitted by Watford to provide proof that Pozzo had enough funds to take over the club before the 2014-15 season. Watford won promotion to the Premier League that season. The English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the Premier League, says “We immediately commenced a disciplinary investigation into serious allegations made against Watford” after receiving information by the Daily Telegraph. The EFL has asked Watford to “provide a full and detailed response to the allegations.” New interim president elected to CANOClast_img read more

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Final destination – Cornwall defeat Clarendon 2-1 for first final appearance since 2001

first_img It was overall a disappointing display from Clarendon, with little urgency shown in the final third. They had three attempts on target in the first half, with Charlton coming agonisingly close in the 15th minute. Then in the 31st minute, the Clarendon aggregation had a shout for penalty ignored by referee Danion Parchment, as the ball cannoned off a Cornwall player inside the area. Clarendon College’s team manager, Richard Palmer, attributed the loss partly to referee’s decisions, which, he said, never went his team’s way. “We are just disappointed that the penalty was not given. It was plain that the player handled the ball inside the area, but we are happy to have come this far but regret that the journey had to end like this,” Palmer said. Cornwall’s opponents in the final will be known this afternoon when defending champions St Elizabeth Technical tackle Lennon High at the Manchester High School ground at 2:30 p.m. POOR DISPLAY WESTERN BUREAU: Cornwall College reached their first daCosta Cup final in 15 years when they clipped Clarendon College 2-1 in the ISSA-FLOW semi-final yesterday at St Elizabeth Technical Giovanni Reid and Aiden Jkombo were on target for Cornwall, who had to withstand a late charge from Clarendon, during which time Creggton Charlton managed to score. Playing without the influence of Peter-Lee Vassell, who later entered the fray as a second-half substitute, and with Jourdaine Fletcher not yet warmed to the occasion, it was left to Reid to provide Cornwall’s first threat. He was first to meet a Fletcher corner-kick, outjumping the Clarendon defenders around him to flash a powerful header into the net in the sixth minute. But when Charlton, who looked dangerous, particularly in the first half, was allowed to sneak a cross that was drilled into the area to equalise in the 85th minute, many thought the game would again go to the wire. But then in the 87th minute, the supremely talented Vassell took charge. He darted into the area, drawing the attention of two Clarendon College defenders, and when he was challenged, the ball ran loose to Jkomba, who beat Benjamin Williams in the Clarendon goal. It was a fine victory for Cornwall as they marked a wonderful campaign without a defeat in the daCosta Cup. They have only lost twice all season, once to Lennon in the Ben Francis Cup and to Wolmer’s Boys in the FLOW Super Cup final. “The match went according to plan except for the Clarendon College late goal, but we showed determination to score late on ourselves to clinch a good win,” Dr Dean Weatherly, Cornwall College head coach, said.last_img read more

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Coaching job open to all – Netball boss has no gender preference for Sunshine Girls gig

first_img “They have to demonstrate their ability to plan and when they submit that plan, they will also have to execute one training session of that plan,” Daley-Morris added. Meanwhile, their was some confusion surrounding the national Under-21 team’s participation in the Berger Elite League after their fourth placed finish in the competition. Daley-Morris stated that it was well-known among the ranks that they took part for developmental purposes while noting that she was pleased with their performance. “The players, the coaches, and everybody knew they would not advance (to the semi-finals). What we should have done is separate the points they earned from the media report, and we didn’t do that, so that would have created some miscommunication. But that was the policy from the beginning and everybody knew,” she added. “But it’s good (they did so well) because we are going to Botswana in July … and it was good to see they can hold their own in a senior competition,” Daley-Morris added. The position has been vacant for little over a month. ABILITY TO PLAN Netball Jamaica president, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, says she has no preference as it relates to a male or female coach noting that the best candidate will be selected for the senior Sunshine Girls head coaching job. Speaking on the Girls’ Sports Club programme on Hitz92 FM, the netball boss said the door is open to all qualified applicants and informed that the post will be advertised in the media by this weekend. “I’m looking for the candidate that demonstrates the best ability to do the job. It doesn’t matter (if the person is male or female). Based on the criteria, the best candidate will be employed,” said Daley-Morris. “Persons who coach at this level have to have a Jamaica award, but not many have that, so we usually take persons with a level one award and the interview process will distinguish which person qualifies for the job,” she explained. Applicants are required to submit their resumes with a dossier of activity in terms of netball coaching qualification and other training acquired. They will also be asked to present a programme which they think is suitable to take the Sunshine Girls to the level the association envisions.last_img read more

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